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FIGHTING EVERY STEP -fifiPUBLICAjr MAJORITY IN SENATE MUST ANSWER. PUZZLING QUESTIONS CYCLONIC DEBATE YESTEBDAY Senator Carmack Arraigns Philip pine Tariff Proposition in an Incisive Speech That Stings the Majority. TILLMAN GOES FOR BEVERIDGE WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—Another spir ited debate with the Philippine bill as the text was precipitated In the senate today as the result of some statements made by Mr. Carmack (Dem., Term.) in the course of an extended speech on the gen eral Philippine question. It was the Ten nessee senator's first speech In the sen ate, and he was given notably good at tention on both sides of the chamber. He spoke without manuscript, with earn estness, force and eloquence. At the conclusion of Carmack's address, which had been listened to by many of his former colleagues In the house of representatives, Mr. Beverldge (Ind.) challenged some of his statements. The debate which ensued was very lively for a few minutes, taking on a political phase which proved particularly interesting to the auditors, who crowded the floor as well as the galleries. Mr. Beveridge and Mr. Tillman (S. C.) bs? oazne involved in a heated colloquy, in Which the exchanges were as hot as both senators well could make them. Framed by an Autocratic Body. In his speech Mr. Carmack said proper Consideration of the bill involved the whole Philippine question. He contend ed that congress was not prepared to deal understandingly with the Philippine situation, in any of its phases, because it was not familiar with the facts. The bill, he said, had been framed by the Philippine commission, an autocratic body thousands of miles away, and not a change had been made in it by con gress. It is, he said, framed on the theory that the Philippine islands are a deadly menace to our own trade; and that the less we trade with these isl iads, and the less we have to do with them, the better it will be for us. The only trade that will flourish under such conditions is that of the exploiters, and it is proposed to turn the islands over to them. ]t is for the benefit of the carpet baggers, and not for the benefit of the American people, that a war of criminal aggression is being waged in the Phil ippine islands. Minority Doesn't Like Bilt. "We of the minority cannot support this bill or the policy of which it is a part. We are opposed to the bill because we are opposed to the whole policy of colonial empire." He next discussed briefly the subject of the censorship of press dispatches in Manila. IJe declared it was not a cen sorship for military purposes, but had been "established by, for and In the in terest of the Republican party." Important information had been sup pressed by the censor, he declared, and the people of this counry had been kept in ignorance of matters to a knowledga of which they were entitled. Referring to the Republican supporters of the present Philippine policy Mr. Car mack said: "You lift your hands in holy horror at the lynching of a colored man in tfie South, and yet you are engaged in lynch ing 10,000,000 of people who recently were your allivr-s and your brothers in arms, and who ha-ve committed no crime ex cept the crime upon which this govern ment was founded." With great earnestness he declared that If the president of the United States had . properly characterized Aguinaldo and his associates as bloodthirsty Apaches, then Admiral Dewey and those who secured Agulnaklo's help and assistance could not escape the charge of deliberately violat ing the laws of civilized warfare, and he hoped the charge against Admiral Dewey Would be investigated. "From the beginning," said Mr. Car rcnek, "we knew that Aguinaldo was fighting, not for a change of masters, out for absolute freedom, and Gen. Anderson had assured Aguinaldo that the American People never have established colonies, and he could trust ia the honor of the American people. These facts," he said, "constitute a landing obligation upon us to give them their independence."' Bevcildge Chip* In. At the conclusion of Mr. Carmacks speech, Mr. Beveridge, Republican mem ber of the Philippine committee, sharply challenged a statement by the Tennes cee senator tlm the Philippine tariff had not been well or carefully considered. As a matter of fact, ho said, that scale was fixed afteT months of consideration and After co.nibulting every interest in the Philippines. "Did the Philippine committee make an investigation of the Philippine tariff scale?" inquired Mr. Carmack. '"No," replied Mr. Beveridge, ' but the Philippine committee has been eonsrder lng that scale for two years." Mr. Beveridge declared that if the Dem ocratic party had given to its last tariff bill the same care which had been given the Philippine tariff scale this country s prosperity would not have withered as it had under the tariff it had enacted. Further along Mr. Beveridge declared that the reason why ex-President Cleve land. ex-President Harrison and ex-Sena tor Edmunds, all of whom had not been in sympathy with the Philippine policy of the administration, declined to follow the Democratic party, was because that par ty would not accept the decision of the eupreme court and the verdict of the American people as final. "The people will not follow you," he declared, shaking his finger at the Demo cratic- f :do, "because you are calling our soldiers 'murderers' and 'doers of dirty •work.' " >«w Comes Till man. As lie was proceeding to discuss some of the conditions in the Philippine isl ands, Mr. Tiilman interrupted with the Inquiry: "Will the senator be explicit and give us the benefit of his personal observations cr any official information he has in re gard to the despatch from Gen. Bell that he proposed to make war so terrible that they would want peace and want it bad? I? that true or is it not?" "That was not dene while I was there." replied Mr. Beveridge. "I will ask the senator whetlKT, when he ts making war, be wnuM not make war so terrible that the enemy would want peace?" 'That would depend," said Mr. Till xnan, "whether I was honestly engaged in a war that I thought was decent and Continued on Third Page. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE FOLLY'S FASCINATION FIXED ITS FANGS IN FAVOR OF EDWARD FAKEw Special to The Globe. CHICAGO, 111., Feb. 3.-That his fas cination for the excitement Involved fn housebreaking and burglary outweighed his love for the daughter of a millionaire, is claimed to be the reason Edward Fak3, a graduate of Notre Dame university, led the,wild life of a criminal in ChicaßO while engaged to be married to a Cleve land heiress. Today, as a confessed burglar and the principal in many daring adventures of a gang of nine "silk-hat burglars," the young man, who is only twenty-three years old, occupies a cell at the Hyde Park police station. He has tried to con ceal his true naiiic?, which is Edward P. Fake. NOYES' CASE UP IN SENATE HEATED DENUNCIATION OF LEXI- EXCY SO FAR SHOWX Senators Toller and Tillman Dwell on the Halting Quality of Ad minis! ration** Treatment of the Case. FROM THE GLOBE BIREAU, Waahingtoii, D. C. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 3.—Senator Teller took occasion today to denounce the action of the administration in the matter of Judge Arthur H. Noyes, of Cape Nome notoriety. He declared that the case was without parallel in the his tory of American jurisprudence. "For fifteen months," he declared, "UII3 man had been branded by a higher court as corrupt and utterly unfit to admin ister the duties of his position. He is now under sentence to pay $1,000 fine, yet he is on the pay roll of the government and drawing his $10 a day expense money as judge of Alaskan courts." Mr. Tillman asked for Information us to who had authority to remove Noyes, and why it had not been done. Senator Foraker thought It would re quire impeachment proceedings, but Mr. Teller informed the senator that the president was authorized to remove ter ritorial judges at any moment. "It is inconceivable," he declared, "why he has not done so in this ease." Mr. Tillman wanted to know who were the politicians and members of congress with pull enough to keep Noyes in of fice. No one replied. C. A. S. Frost, private secretary to Noyes, is here, and saw the attorney general today. He was promised oppor tunity to be heard. C. R. Lane is ex pected from San Francisco to take rp the fight here against Noyes, and Judge Morrow is also here from California. It is stated that Noyes never has paid his fine, and that the money he has drawn from th-e government since complaint was made of him is already more than $5,000. ANGLO-RUSSfAN ALLIANCE WANTED BY THE SCHOOL OF ENGLISH POLI TICIANS THAT FEAR THAT GERMANY IS BECOMING TOO STRONG. Special to The Globe. LONDON, Feb. 3.—Prince Henry's pro posed American tour, the kaiser's rumor ed intention to visit the czar in July to witness the special maneuvers of The Russian Baltic fleet, and the disclosure by the Berlin Vorwai-rts of Ihe German governments recent, plans to amplify tho large naval programme sanctioned by thp reichstag In 1900, form a combination of circumstances vastly disquieting to fna* school of British politicians which inter prets every German move as embodying ultimate danger to the British empire. There is no doubt that the school in question, whose principal mouthpiece is the National Review, embraces a consid erable number of influential men who mean to work unremittingly f O r an Anglo- Russian alliance at the expense of Ger many. Sir Edward Grey's remarks in the house of commons during the recent Persian de bate indicate that the supporters of this policy will have his brilliant and energetic assistance. 810 GAME EXHIBITION CHICAGO MAKES AJiMAI SHOW A SOCIETY EVE'XT. CHICAGO, Feb. 3.-The opening of the second annual sportsman show of the International Forest, Fish and Game as sociation at tho Coliseum tonight took the aspect of a society event. Nearly 5,000 people were in attendance. The building has the appearance of an im merse forest with a large artificial lake, duck nwrshes and ponds and animal parks. One of the features is a sylvan stage, upon which fifty Ojibway Indians and an orchestra of thirty pieces present ed the dramatization of Longfellow's "Hiawatha." The exposition, it Is claimed, contains the largest collection of living game from American and Canadian forests and streams ever shown in this country. ' —i IS MISS ELY FOUND? Report of Important Capture at Cu« selton, X. D. CHICAGO, Feb. 3.—Chief of Police O'Ncil today received a telegram from Chief Royal Bailard, of Casselton, N. D., raying that Florence Ely and Frank Ely Rogers, the boy whom the woman is said to have kidnaped from Evanston last July, are in that tow::. A second tele gram stated that Miss Ely was said to have confessed her identity. '•I btlieve Bailed has found the right people, although, of course, there may be some mistake," said Chief O'Neil "No time will be lest in making the identifica tion absolute one way or the other." FOUR KILLED BY GASOLINE. The Fluid Exploited In a Bakery in Pennsylvania. EOYERTOWN, Fa , Feb. 3-Four per sons were killed and one was probably fatally Injured as the result of an explo sion of gasoline tonis?ht in. the bakery of George Carver, of this Mace. The dead are-. Her.ry Shaner, thirty-eight mar ritd, and leaves a family of four; Frank Shaner, his ecn, aged thirteen; Georgo Gormin, thirty-five, married, and leaves a family of six, Charl«a> Hough, thlrte-'n. TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1902.—TEN PAGES. ABSENTEES ' IN DISGRACE TWO* DEMOCRATS AND TWO REPUB LICANS FAIL, BABCOCK AT LAST MOMENT REDUCTION OF STEEL TARIFF \Vaa Involved, and Tawney, of Min nesota, A'oted With the Badger Tariff Reformer, Who May let Win Out. MINORITY REPORT IS STRONG FROM THE GLOBE BIREAU, Washington, D. C. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—The failure of two Democrats on the ways and means committee to be present at today's meet ing prevented a favorable report of Bab cock's bill to reduce the duties on steel goods; but there were two Republicans absent also and the vote was I to li against reporting. Tawney voted with Babcock. cooper, of Texas, and Newlahds, of Ne vada, were absent, also Hopkins, of Ill inois, and Long, of Kansas. Neither Hopkins nor Long have committed them selves on the Babcock proposition and there is still a chance that it may get be fore the house, as Babcock promises to bring it before the full committeee. When the committee reported the tax reduction bill, Mr. Richardson, for the minority, made a report saying: "When the war revenue act was passed it was declared that it was a measure temporary In its object and nature, but it has been kept in force to the injury of the business interests of the country leng after the war ended." Tiie minority report contends for repeal to go into effect immediately. It also promises to amend the bill in the house to require publicity for the affairs of trusts. What the Reports Say. The conclusion of the majority report says it cannot be denied that a large sur plus furnishes temptation for extravagant expenditure. W ThiJe congress may gen erally be relied upon to keep the national expenses within reasonable bounds, it should be relieved from the pressure whicn comes with plaus'tle schemes from every quarter to raid an overflowing treasury." The minority report says: While ap proving in general the policy of repealing the war taxes, we insist that certain tax es on accumulated wealth should be al lowed to remain. We refer to such taxv^s as are imposed on sugar awu petroleum refiners. The tax of one-fourth of one per cent on the annual gross receipts of sugar and petroleum refiners in excess of $250,000 yields about $1,000,000 annually. Thus tax has been paid without demur or protest, and there is no reason why the great combinations which monopolize these businesses and from which colossal individual fortunes have been buHt u>p, should not pay seme part of tne national expenses as we'll as the masses of the people who use and cpnsume the various things which are the subject of customs and internal revenue taxation. As the supreme court has denied to congress the rlgiht to tax incomes ior the support oi the government, it Is well to place ac cumulated wealth under some form of eontrloution and we know of none more just or equitable than a tax such as that Imposed by the war revenue act on oil and sugar refiners." MARCH WAS DANGEROUS ACCORDING TO TESTIMONY OF- FERED AT GRAXD KORKS Cashier of the Hotel Where Parties l»ivecl Says Dead Man Threat ened to Kill West, His Slayer. Special to The Globe. GRAND FORKS, N. D., Feb. 3.— When court convened this morning to resume the trial of the West case Judge Kisk announced that after carefully consider ing the matter he had decided to over rule the state's objection to the admission of testimony as to the reputation of Mr. March, and would allow the testimony to be introduced at this time. Harry Blackburn, wThose testimony on Saturday had been cut short by the state's objection, then stated that March had the reputation of being a quarrel some and vindictive man. He went into some details of the subject, and on this point he was a very gcod witness for the defense, lie also retold the story of the actions of March and West in the Pres cott just preeedng the shooting. A. Nordeen testified in a similar man ner as to reputation. J. J. Marr, a traveling man, told a story which was listened to with great interest by jury and audience, but which was afterward ordered stricken out. He said that he had been on familiar terms with March for a time, and that they had taken a two weeks' trip together over the same territory, stopping at the same hotels and occupying the same rooms vt the small hotels. He heard March use threats. On cross-examination witness admitted that he and March had had some trouble, and that he thought March had tried to do him injury. C. R. Elgas had asked West why he shot, and West sa4d he had to, and that he had done his best to keep away. Several local men called to testily as to March's reputation said he had the reputation of being quarrelsome, some of them called him vindictive, and some of them considered that he possessed these qualities only when drinking. One of the most important witnesses was Mr?. Addte Connors, cashier of the Prescott. Mrs. Connor rooms near the March apartments. On Nov. 20 she heard March threatening West in the hallway. Be said: "I'll fix you," West said: "You may kill me, if you like." March re plied: "Yes; I'll kill you, kill you, kill you." Judge Fisk has a terrible cold, and is so hoarse that he can hardly speak, but there is no reason at present to believe that he will not be able to go on with the case. STRENGTH OF MILITIA. WASHINGTON. Feb. 3.-An abstract of the returns of the adjutant generals of the militia of the several states, p e pared by the adjutant general of the army, was sent to the senate today. This abstract shows that the total num. ber of commissioned officers in the mili tia of the several states and territories Is 8,751, and the total number of the enlisted men 108,998. The num-ber of men available for military duty, unorganized. Is shown by the statement to be 10,845,268 SANTA FE CUTS OUT TIPS DIRECTS THAT PASSENGERS MUST BE PROTECTED. Special to The Globe. CHICAGO, Feb. 3. — The ; Santa Fe is the first railroad In the United States to take definite action, to abate the tip nuis ance. An official order £ went • out r from Samta Fe headquarters * today to con ductors of dining cars rnotifying them that passengers must be protected against negligent service, usually the lot of those who do not tip the waiters; Back of this is understod to be a wish that passengef> abandon the practice. ! ■. - Waiters regard this: as - a serious blow to them financially, because" in the past they have made the greater part of their salaries by. tips. m'clearTKels highly elated i ■ ' ■ THAT THE AXTI-OLEI> BII*L IS IV iiixu WITH HIS ideas Congressman Tawney Will, How ever, Be on Hand. Today to Take Up the Cudgel* on the Floor of the House. FROM THE GLOBE BUREAU, Washington, D. C. >t WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 3.—Both Representatives Tawney f and McCleary were on hand today to fight the battle of cow butter against oleo. Both were in fine fettle and snorting for the fray. McCleary claimed this was his time to gloat, as the bill reported to the house by Representative Henry, of the commit tee on agriculture, contains a clause keeping the tax of a quarter of a cent a pound on uncolore&butterine. This is like the so-called Grout j bill of last ses sion, and Is different : from . the Tawney bill, which strikes out all tax on un colored oleo. McCleary: has : been shouting for the unmodified Grout. bill. -. Tawney expects to get the floor tomorrow. WASHINGTON, Feb. The house de voted today to general debate on the oleomargarine bill. The. opponents of the ! measure attempted to filibuster against it at the opening of the session, but were beaten by more than a • two-thirds vote. The speakers today were Henry (Conn.), Haskins (Vt.) and Graff (111.), in favor of the measure,-" and Wadsworth (N. V.), Foster (111.), Burleson (Tex.) and Clay ton (Ala.), in opposition to.it. Those who antagonized th»-bill favored | the adoption of the substitute, which is I designed to prevent -the fraudulent sals ! of oleomargarine under the guise of but t ter. *->•>;- :<'P .'•;:: ~:v ; - , ,;.-,:■. = * r ,: ■ . In committee of the whole, with Mr. Lacey in the chair, Mr. Henry •> (Conn.), in charge of the measure, made the open ing presentation in its "behalf, following closely the arguments of th« committee which reported the bill. The purpose, ■he said, was to make the sale of oleomar garine, colored In imitation of butter, un ; profitable by : imposing a tax of 10 cents per pound. It would not, however, inter fere with sale of the uncolored product, on which the bill purposes to reduce the tax to one-fourth of a cent per pound. The house adjouissed while) the Wll waa still under discussion. HER HUBBY IS VERY OLD BIT THIS INDIANA WIDOW SE- Cl RED HIM QUICK. Special to The Globe. FLORA, Ind., Feb. 3.—John Ilgenfrlez, ninety-two years old, and Mrs. Marian Lxindis, aged thirty-two, living at Pyr mont, a village nea* Irere, eloped lasx night. Mr. Ilgenfriez Is so feeble that he was unable to carry out their plans, so the woman secured a horse and buggy and, going to the house of her aged lover, stole him out and they drove to Frank fort, where they were marrted. Ilgenfriez is wealthy. STUDENT KILLS HERSELF DAUGHTER OP' A MICHIGAN DOC- TOR WAS DESPONDENT. ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 3.—Miss Ag nes lngli=<, a sophomore student in the medical department oi the University of Michigan, committed suicide by shooting herself this afternoon. She was a daugh ter of Dr- David Jnglis, a prominent phy sician of Detroit. The young- womin was an unusually bright and promising student, and iiad already made a name lor herself among her professors. §ha was prominent in athletk 1?, being cosfh of the freshmen 'basketball team and tak ing great interest jn gymnasium work. No n-.otive for the deed has been dis covered, but it is known that she was subject to attacks of great mental de pression. BIXI-ETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul: Fair; Colder. I—Extra Session Begins Today. Tlllnian-Beverldgre Debate. Democrats Overlook Good Bet. 3—Dow ling; Favors Xew Tax Code. Governor's Mrssasc Xot Ready. Xeed Not Re-elect Speaker. Stickney Co. Given M«re Land. Ponltry Show May Try Mill City. Minnesota in Butter Show. Help to Reclaim Arid Lands. 3—Gen. Wood's Appeal for Cuba. Forakcr a Foxy Dodger. Waterbnry Fire Losses. Sew* of the Xorthw-est. 4—Editorial Comment, Latest Political Gov«i|i. Story of the Street. 5— All the Sporting-*«ew*». Last Year's• Taxes. Fresh Eggs Are His*. ;, _ ....■-.- .-. . : .. -- 6—The Woman's Pajge. Dally Short Story. 7-Day's Doings in Minn«apuils. .. B—News of the Railroads..^ "'._ O—Grain and Provision Market*. Bar Silver, 55 I-80. May Wheat,' 78" I-Sc. .-'" ■ .-'■ ' 1., -" ■' ■■.'.::■■■■' ■■ lO—Dairymen Are Active. - 1. Commissioner Gray Dropped. - Two Bushel* of Answers. . Fund for Mayer Growing. EXTRA SESSION BEGINS Minnesota's Lawmakers Ready to Begin Wrestling With the Report of Governor Van Sant's Tax Commission. LURID PYROTECHNICS ARE LOOKED FOR The legislature will assemble In session extraordinary at 11 o'clock this morning, formally organize and adjourn until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Comparatively few legislators were in town Sunday night, but every morning train brought its contingent, and at noon there was a quorum of both houses at the hotels. During the afternoon and evening they came singly, dn pairs ana' parties, and when the houses assemble this morning both will be complete with the exception of the members of the Du luth delegation, who have gone home to vote. The senators had no organization trou bles to worry them, but both senators and representatives frankly admitted they were all at sea in regard to the ''-,-■•• :, ISP ".1 -i~ s . ,*.<-. „ Mr ~**, *„ *,\\', ,^s._ , „ T- ~ «, >'" ""- i * '~s!i!mr& ■ SENATOR C. 0. BALDWIN, Of Duluth, One of the Democratic Leaders In the Senate. work of the session. No one had the ter merity to suggest a caucus prior to the reception of the governor's message, and the legislators are as much in tne dark as the public touching the duration and work of the session. The predominating sentiment yesterday was plainly* against ■a caucua calculated, to interfere with the fullest consideration of the tax bill, and there is a growing sentiment in favor of the reception of local bills. MEMBKKS IX FAVOR OF A SHORT SESSION*. A majority of the members express themselves as favoring a short session, but, with a notably few exceptions, balk ed when anything leas than thirty days was suggested. Many of the more con servative legislators who are old-timers and have for several sessions been recog nized as leaders, after sizing up the sit uation, estimated the duration of the session at from forty to fifty days. The house organization completed, on Wednesday morning a joint session will lip•,:V.- >|f. • •--.^^#ii|i^^A "-•■■' _y_H_____ H ' W* ;! 'Jmm%% ____! GEOEGE K. LAYBOUENL, Of Duluth. Who Will Lead the Fight Against the New Tax Code. be called in^the hall of the house of rep lesentatlves, and a joint committee sent to invite Gov. Van Sant to transmit his message. His excellency has promised that his message will be short and appre ciates ihe fact that he will not be called upon to deliver it until tomorrow, as he has not finished it. It is said the mes sage will touch only the tax bill and the "merger" fight to the extent of request ing an appropriation for the legal de partment. It is also intimated tinat Gov. Van Sant will attempt to shift the re sponsibility for the extra session to the PRICK TWO CENTS**! SfiS^ft.. shoulders of the legislators. He will tell them that they created the tax commis sion, directed the special session, and that it is up to them to expedite their de liberations. AFTEiR THE MESSAGE THE FIREWORKS. With the passing of the governor the fight—and a figiit there will be—will be precipitated. In respect to a time-hon ored custom, the tax bill will probably be intrusted to the senior members of both houses, Senator Stockton and Repre sentative Jacobson. Jacobson ia supposed to represent the "friends" of the bill, and has a railroading programme mapped out. His scheme contemplates making the bill a special order and railroading it through within a limit, which he placed yesterday, at two weeks. His special order scheme will give the tax bill precedence and shut out-other legislation, but it will at tne sarr.e time defeat the desire of a large number of the legislators who want to give public hearings. The most prominent Indications are that Jacobson will get, at the start, a repetition of the drubbing he received at the closing sitting of the regular ses sion. Fortunately for the interests that want to be heard for and against the bill both Lieut. Gov. Smith and Speaker Dowllng are opposed to a railroading scheme. A majority of the senators in St. Paul yesterday expressed themselves in favor of considering the bill section by section ,a.fter Its commission to com mittee. The opposition, which Is not op position to the bill, but to some of its features, will be led by Representative George R. Laybourne, of Duluth, which starts the fight in the house just where it was laid down—between Laybourne and Jacobson. The Laybourne plan contemplates com mitting the bill to the committees on taxes and tax laws, which will be ex pected to report it back to the respective houses in sections. It contemplates giv ing notice of the consideration of the various sections In committee so that delegations wishing to be heard may go before the committees instead of turn ing the floors ef the houses into schools of general debate in which the public ana legislators may indiscriminately mix. SPEAKER DOWNING HAS A PROGRAM Ml?. Speaker Dowling's plan is to refer the bill to the tax committees, have them meet jointly afternoons and evenings to listen to arguments and objections, and. then frame a report recommending such amendments as they may decide ut>on and report the whole thing back to their respective branches. While the commit tees are wrestling with the subject mat ter of the bill proper, the houses may take up the proposed constitutional amendments. Only a very small coterie pretends to expect opposition to the bill as a whole. The great majority of the legislators be lieve the bill should be passed, but with amendments. There is scarcely a man in either house who has not an objection to some clause, which he or his constitr uenta have made a pet aversion. Th« s§ W -^jLW'" fl___i iflBflMBBBHBIB HK9HBE9H M. J. DALY, Of Perham. Senator From Otter Tall County and Candidate for Congress From the New Ninth District. strongest apparent organized opposition will come from the St. Louis county delegation. Its fight is first against the proposed elevator and vessel taxes. The ore tonnage tax amendment, which will be proposed by W. H. Noyes, of Barnum, is not agreeable to the Duluth members', but it will have to come in the shape of a constitutional amendment to be acted upon by a future legislature, and it will not receive the bitter opposition that will be waged against the elevator and ves sel clauses. The "friends" of the bill claim the Du luth people are "crying out"' before they are hurt, and that their fear of the loss of grain handling business is feigned. They say Duluth's interests will not be injured, and that the opposition does not come from the interests the delegation pretends to defend. Noyes' proposition for a constitutional amendment placing a minimum tonnage tax on all ores and minerals mined in Minnesota seems to be in a fair way to get to the people. The friends of the measure argue that a real estate taxation of mining property would amount to only a nominal sum realized by the state, and that the mines are being depleted without ben ring their share of the tax burden. The chief objec tion of the Duluth delegation to a ton nage tax is that it will deprive Duluth and St. Louis county of the larger haif of their tax revenue and at once raise the local rate. L.AYBOIRXE WAXT9 code AMKxnrcn. Representative George R. Laybourne, of Duluth, says the position ol the Duluth delegation has been misinterpret* d. lta members and their constituents, lie says, recognize the code's good features; the W. W. DUNN, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules. admirable work done by the tax com mission and want to see it adopted, but with some amendments. He says the pro posed constitutional amendment a have met with more opposition in the mining and lake region than the cede itself. Ha believes the amendments are dangerous and that they will fail wfren tney ar* sent to the people. Representative A. B. Kelly is also one of the chief doubters in the matter of amendments anu believes that the only way to Insure their proper consideration by the people and their pas sage is through a Special election. Nearly Continued on Third lose,