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VOL. XXV.—NO. 39.
BANKERS OPPOSE TAX CODE If Enacted Into a Law It Would Work Serious Hard ship on Small Depositors in Savings Institutions, THE LABOR UNIONS ARE ALSO AGAINST IT •'The enactment of an income tax law trill solve the troublesome question of taxation. I cannot even KHf«ii the class of men the proposed tax code, if enacted, will not in jure.*'—U. P. I jiltjiii). President of (he First Xational Bank, St. Fanl. The house committee on taxes and tax laws yesterday morning listened to argu ments against the proposed-tax code pre sented by representatives of the Bank ers' association and the Trades and La bor assemblies of St. Paul and Duluth. The bankers were represented by A. E. Merrill, of Minneapolis, and H. P. Up ham, of St. Paul. The speakers for the labor men were John Gieske, of St. Paul, and Donald O'Neill, of Duluth. The arguments presented by the rep resentatives of the banking: interests •were exhaustive and presented in a manner which defied the more or less unskillful efforts of some of the "friends" of the bill to confuse the speakers. Both Mr. Upham and Mr. Merrill were subjected to a running fire of questions, many of which, notably those put by Representative James Pet erson, of Minneapolis, wore ridiculous in the extreme, and apparently calculated to create laughter, rather than a real In terest in the subject or taxation. Mr. Peterson posed as the advocate of the farmers' rights, until Mr. Upham man , aged to make him admit that he knew nothing about the farmers or their im , mediate interests. Mr. Upham, who was the last speaker, was before the committee for an hour. He asserted and covered his assertions with logical arguments that not only will the farmers fail to receive any bene fits from the enactment or the proposed tax code, but that the jobbers and manu facturers will be driven out of business or out of the state. Its effect on the banking business, he said, will inevit&Lfy drive money for loans out of the state and deprive the small merchant and job ber of his" credit • money, which he em ploys in his business, in the heavier pur chasing season. He said in part: PROPOSED PL AX WILT/ RESULT IN DISASTER. "The subject of taxation is a very large one. but, considering one branch of the proposed tax code, I assure you that any scheme which looks to the assessment and taxation of all property at its full ALBERT BERG. money value is a bad one, and will result in serious disaster. The constitution is wrong. We have managed to get along, but it has been du e to the fact that the law as provided by the constitution has been a dead letter. When the constitution was framed, forty-five years ago, all the property in the state was practically vi-i --ble. It was the land. It was tangible. The rate of interest was very high, the state's credit very low. The state's obli gation passed current at SO cents on the dollar, and it was hard work to float Ramsev county obligations at 75 cents on the dollar. When I came here, a friend gave me a cut rate on a little money with which to run my sawmill He charged me only 35 per cent. Today the value of money is very small. The state board pt investment has placed millions at 3 pier cent, and municipal securities of the best character are worth 4 per G. K. A. C. R.A. 1 MLAXD Lights a Long Torch Without Assistance. cent. The state cannot get these se curities. If there is enougn of them to make them worth while, some company will gladly pay a premium to get 4 per cent bonds. "I do not believe in a tax on credits. You should have a law that will bring out all property, and, instead of a tax on credits, which bear double taxation, you should substitute an income tax. In Germany the income tax, the sole source of taxation funds, is 3 per cent. In Eng land it was 3 per cent, but was raised to 6 on account of me Soutu African war. The Englishmen are groaning under what they consider an exorbitant tax, but let us compare his lot with hia Minnesota cousin, if this law is enacted. TThe Eng- fbe £t fan* gtobe ' / ■' ■■■' ■• *--.':.:: ■."'•'."" • ■''■■■ ■■'.-..■• ..- '■ ' ...."-.'-=' ' ' ■'" ■ ■■"" ■'.".::. ■-■■'". ' • -; • Ilshman owns a Northern Pacific bond, which returns an annual revenue of $40. Under his income tax he gives to the tax collector $2 and keeps $38. Under the new law, if he lived in &t. Paul, he would give the tax collector $27 and keep $13. In Duluth he would have to give up $30 and keep $10, and if he lived up at Excelsior he would have to give it all to the tax collector and mortgage his property to pay up the balance. REMEDY FOR TAX ILLS L¥E;S IX IXCOME TAX. "The remedy for oyx tax ills lies in an income tax. Many of the features of the proposed law are bad and will lead to ruin County boards can be bought, and, if the matter of rate is left to them, ! s|v\\\l REPRESENTATIVE FETERSOX, of Renville. under a system which will raise the valu ation, only ruin can be expected. An income tax will bring out all tangible, and nearly all intangible property. Of course, there are some scoundrels who will manage in some way to escape taxa tion. The idea that this proposed law will help the farmer, and the prevalent idea that the farmer is bearing more than his share of the burden of taxation, is erroneous. Tax the farmer on his income, just the same as any one else. Fix an exemption or not, as you please, in Minnesota an income tax rate of from 3 per cent to 5 per cent will be safe, and you will have arrived at the only just and equitable method of raising taxes. "The proposed valuation with the pres ent rates, and they would ' be little changed, would annihilate the profits of the banking business. We have in our bank about $8,000,000; $3,000,000 of this be lcrgs to the country banks: We do not want it, but take it to maintain the com mercial system of credits and exchange. We pay the country banks 2 per cent for their money. For the balance of our deposits we are not paying anything. AYe have no use for it. Money is too cheap. "There should be no tax on credits. The great bulk of them are railroads bonds. Take for instance Northern Pacific bonds. The road pays taxes in every state through which it runs. The prop erty has paid the tax, and now you as- REPRESENTATIVE HYMES, Said to Resemble Mark Hanna. Ohio Papers Please Copy. sume to tax the bond, which Is a mort gage on the property I don"t care how drastic you make these laws, they will be failures. Men will evade assessment under such laws. You cannot keep these men in jail. Of course you might get a few of the weaker fellows, but the big ones would fight, and anyhow the jails would not be large enough to hold those who will refuse to list the credits. "The commission's reports on banks lr.cks innocent enough, and reads well, but it is not all that it seems. The present law touching assessment of prop erty is not enforced. It and the consti tutional provision for it, have always bten dead letters. And it came about through the pressure of the agriculturists who wanted a low valuation for their lands. City interests, banks and mer cantile houses could not pay on a full value when the farmers paid on only 33 per cent at the very outside. So eventu ally the banks got an agreement for an assessment of 50 per cent on a return of its full capital stock, surplus and undi vided profits. Our taxes last year were $24,000. Under the proposed law they would amount to $G3,000. We would be obliged to cut our capital in two. "I cannot even guess the class of men this proposed law would benefit. Any such law must dry up the source of money supply. Again, tax the jobbers on the products they have manufactured in the dull months and must hold for the market, and then dispose of them at a very narrow margin of profit, and the in evitable result will be that their facto ries will be closed and their employes thrown out of work from January until after the listing date, or the factories will be moved over into Wisconsin. It is all a local matter, at best. We have paid in local taxes since 1873 over $600,000. From St. Paul only one-ninth of the taxes raised goes to the state. From Minneapolis it is a little less, probably one-tenth. Our largest dry goods estab lishments work on such small margins that they must sell $2,000,000 worth of goods to break even. Our wholesale grocers do business for a profit of less SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, 1902.—TEN PAGES. than 3 per cent. Now, to return to cred its. They cannot be fairly taxed. Take, for instance, Mr. J. J. Hill. He has help ed every poor man he knows. He has millions of credits of that kind. You could not tax them without driving: such men away from Minnesota. All of our local bonds are taken by poor people, in lots of from $100 to $500. The total income from those bonds is $44,000. If the law was enforced, the tax collector would get $33,000 of that, and the poor people would get the other $lI,COO for the use of their money and as an Incentive to thrift. This proposed law has been improperly named. Under the law which provides that a bill's title shall express its pur pose, this bill should be entitled 'A bill for an Act to Discourage Enterprise and Industry and offer a Premium on Per jury." MERRILL ADVOCATES DELAY OF ACTIOX. E. A. Merrill, represented the banks, pavings bank and trust companies of Min neapolis. Mr. Merrill warmly advocated the plan formally indorsed by the busi ness interests of Minneapolis—fhe delay of action oh the proposed tax code until after the constitution has been so amend ed that equitable tax laws may be en acted. He strenuously objected to the enact ment of a code, which, he said, the com mission which framed it, admits would not be good law. He quoted the commis sion's report, in defense of his statement, that the constitution is an "insuperable obstacle" to equitable tax legislation! Mr. Merrill said: "I am in entire sympathy with the de sire to secure fair tax laws. 1 have no sympathy for the tax dodger. I believe every man should pay a full and honest tax, just as I believe that he should pay an honest grocery bill. But we ought to have tax laws that the commission itself can approve. We should be all willing to work together. "In its report the commission repeated ly states that, because of a lack of time and familiarity with the tax laws, it is unable to frame a fair law. It also says the constitution is an insurable obstacle to proper legislation and that the consti tutional amendments proposed should be early effected to permit of proper legisla tion. No arraignments could be strong er. The members of the commission real ize that they began in the middle. The commission was assigned a practically impossible task. You should not enact this code when the commission says it is improper. Two wrongs do not make a right, and you would make a serious mis take if you accepted the advice of those P^rys^r— A VISITOR TO THE HOLSE. •who contend that the enactment of a law so bad would make the people feel their mistake and amend the constitution. •'Amend the constitution first, either by sending the amendment to the people or through a constitutional convention. The present law is bad and the bankers suffer most. The tax commissioners admit that the bankers pay the heaviest share of the tax, but we would rather get aloiig with the evil we have, until the laws can be made right, than fly to an evil which means ruin to commerce. "The savings banks are one of the greatest influences on \be character of the people. They inculcate habits of sav ing, thrift a-nd economy They provide funds to the people, who most need them. They provide against unforeseen misfor tunes. Many a poor woman by her little hoard in the savings bank saves herself from burial at public expense. Mothers educate their children and young men ar^ made sound, sober citizens through "*— . .'■■ . ... ■ ■ ■■■"-'■ ~ " * CARL WALLACE, Chairman House Committee on Taxes and Laws. the influence of the savings banks. Sup pose you impose a> tax or all deposits n savings banks, exclusive of a $25 exemp tion. The tax rate in Minneapolis la 3 per cent and the savrnpi bank that pays 3 per cent is doing very well. Confiscate the entire earnings «ff the poor man's money and where is the incentive to save? The deposits will fall off. The funds for mechanics' loans, which go Into the erection of homes, will be diminished. The savings banks must stand ready to pay their deposits before the date of listing and inevitably sacrifice their secu rities April 1. "It is not Impossible to frame a just law. It can be done by amending the constitution. A few years ago the »iv- Continued on Third Page. THEODORE JR. IS VERY ILL MRS. ROOSEiVELT HASTENING TO HIS SIDE ON A SPECIAL TRAIN —THE LAD HAS ACUTE PNEUMONIA. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.-Mrs. Roose velt, the wife of the president, left Wash ington at 4:50 o'clock this afternoon for Groton, Mass., where their eon, Theodore, is lying- seriously ill of pneumonia. She will arrive at Boston tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock. From Boston the first avail able train will reach Groton at 10:33 a. m. Mrs. Roosevelt is accompanied only by a maid. The first information to reach the presi dent and Mrs. Roosevelt of the illness of their son was received at the White house by telegraph at 9:20 this morning. Tiie message was sent by the president of the college where the young man is a pupil and stated in effect that a slight Indisposition had developed into an acute and sharp attack of pneumonia and that he was seriously ill. Another message received during the cabinet meeting stated that the young man's temperature was at 104. Arrange ments were immediately set on foot for Mrs. Roosevelt's departure for Grcton and since the first intelligence was re ceived the president has been in almost constant communication by telephone and telegraph with the college faculty. There is no attempt to minimize the danger of an attack of acute pneumonia and the president and Mrs. Roosevelt are well aware that the young man's cona tion is serious. Everything possible is being done for him and the best physi cians and nurses are in constant at tendance. The illness o f his son has changed very greatly the plans of the president for his trip to Charleston to visit the ■exposition there. The trip possibly may have to be abandoned altogether, but the present purpose is to make a flying visit to the exposition and return im mediately. No ladies will accompany the presidential party owing to the ab sence of Mrs. Roosevelt and the hurried nature of the modified arrangements. The president, instead of leaving here Monday night, will not start until Tuesday morning. GROTON, Mass.. Feb. ?.—The condi tion of Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of President Roosevelt, a student at Groton school, who is ill of pneumonia, was re ported at 9 o'clock tonight, as being "as comfortable as could be expected." COULD WENT IN VERY DEEP SHORTAGE IN THE PI.ATTE VAL LEY BAXK IS LIKEILY TO EXCEED $ISO£OO DAVID CITY, Neb., Feb. 7.—Forged paper sold by the defunct Plan.© . ~Uey bank of Bcllwood has already reached an aggregate of $150,000 and. it may largly exceeu this. Customers of Cashier Amos Gould, from Ivaporte and Michigan City, Ind., are here, and >.-aim i.iat in every Instance the notes and mortgages held by c.iem are forgeries. Real estate mortgages have been forged, including certificates of filing and record ing, giving book ana page,, while this week several chattel mortgages have been received by banks and attorneys here for collection that are a*so forgeries. IRRIGATION IS OPPOSED ALLEGED FRIENDS OF BILL AKM BREAKING AWAY. FROM THE GLOBE BUREAU, Washington, D. C. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 7.—lt would seem that the irrigation bill is likely to be killed In tha house of its friends. After getting together and agreeing on a bill bearing the indorse ment of thirteen states and four terri tories, the people interested have begun fighting among themselves. Representa tives from Oregon, Wyoming, Colorado and similar regions are fincfing excuses for not supporting th« bill, but Hans brough says it will pass the senate. GALATZIN MAY BE DEAD. LONDON, Feb. B.—lt la reported here from Paris that Prince Galatzin was re cently wounded in a pistol duel with his brother-in-law, Count Tschernadoff, at Basle. The Cologne correspondent of tne Daily Mail reports that the body of Prince Galatzin has passed through Cologne on the way to St. Petersburg. The correspondent says that this is the first Intimation that the prince had been killed. BULLETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul: Fair, Except Snow. I—Hankers on T«x Code. Kansas Bank: Badly Looted. . Unarmed Rebellion In Ireland. - Young Roosevelt Han Pneumonia Sew York Central Censured. 2—Ohage to Disinfect Car*. Slegaarden Case With Governor. National Butter Contest. -Old Quarrel Renewed. Mrs. Linhoff on the Stand. Xews of Whole Northwest. 4—Editorial Comment. ' ; Grist of .Political Mill. Stories of the Street. ' New York Letter. I & • School Board Proceedings. 5— Sod on In Bold Again.' General Sporting: News. "Weekly Trade 'Reviews. Minneapolis News. . ■ *.' 7—German Club Dance. - ~. 'News and Tips for Women. * B—News of the Railroads. Globe Popular Wants. " .;' s : ■', - ""-1- '; •" r, . Markets of the World. May Wheat, 77 7-Bc. : Bar Silver, 55 I-4e. . lO—Supreme Court Decision*.. Faust Seen in St. Paul. : Joseph Smith Quickly Tried. •••■-■ :' ■'-<— ■-:-'\.-- ".':.,.;. "-■.--■■■':._ POLICY OF DUPLICITY SENATOR TURNER THIS CHARAC TERIZES ADMINISTRATION'S TREATMENT OF FILIPINOS INSTRUCTIVE FACTS LEARNED Philippine Revenue Tariff Bill I» Criticised as Being In Conflict With the Constitution and Court Decision. PRITCHARD GROWS HOSTILE WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.-When the senate convened today it disagreed to tne amendments of the house on the urgent deficiency bill agreed to the con ference asked and appointed Senators Halle and Addison as conferees on the part of the senate. Mr. Gallagher (N. H.), chairman of the pensions committee, called up the pension appropriation bill, and offered an amendment, which was adopted, pro hibiting the collection of any fee for aiding in securing the passage by con gress of any special pension bill. Mr. Pritchard (N. C.) offered an amendment providing that a man who had served in the Confederate army but subsequently had served in the Union army, should have a pensionable status. A point of order against the amendment by Mr. Gallagher was sustained. The pension appropriation bill was then passed. Senator Turner as Critic. Mr. Lodge then called up the. Philip pine revenue bill. Mr. Turner criticised the bill, saying that it proceeded on the theory that we have International and constitutional dominion and sovereignty over the Philippines; but, arguing the case from that standpoint, he said it was in conflict with the clause of the constitution which reauires uniformity in the laying of taxes, duties and im ports. Taking up the condition of the Filip inos, Mr. Turner said that the policy of concealment and duplicity he charged, which has been practiced for the last three years with reference to our con dust in the Philippine islands, has been only too well known at the capital, but he hoped we at last had the truth. But whether we have or not, we have more than enough to bring the blush of shame to every American who loves his country and who would see it regulate its con duct, not on lines of false benevolence and philanthropy, but on high and straight principles of honor and justice end fair dealing. MR. GOCHRANE WAS SEVERE ATTORNEY FOR WEST TURNS HIS BATTERIES ON STATE'S / WITNESSES ■ ■■ : ■ .. ' P. M'DONNELL TRIMMED UP Because of the Character of His Testimony, and the Elks Also Come in for Some Criticism in Caustic Vein. Special to The Globe. GRAND FORKS, N. D., Feb. 7.—Mr. Cochrane continued his argument for the defense in the West case today, and at 6 o'clock he announced that he would reserve two or three points until morn ing, and it is not likely that there will be more than time for Mr. Bangs to finish for the state. The court's charge will be from 12,000 to 15,000 words, and it will probably not be delivered tomor row. Mr. Cochrane today took up the doc tors' statement that the path of the bullet through March's body was down ward, descending over an inch and a half, and toward the left. By the use of a diagram drawn on a mammoth sßeet of paper, he argued that with the bullet traveling at this angle from the horl zental, if the pistol was held at the high est point indicated by any witness, the men could not have I stood more than eight feet apart, if March stood erect, and that the lower the gun was heM the closer the men must have been to gether. If March was at a greater dis tance he must have been bent forward, therefore advancing. The path of tho bullet from right to left, when March stood directly facing West, showed that March must have had his right foot ad vanced. The elaboration of this theory was given considerable attention by the jury. The morning session was marked by the scoring given P. McDonnell, who swore that March did not kick. Mr. Mc- Donnell was given such a trimming as has seldom been administered in a court room. The Elks who had testified against West also came in for their share of the eloquence of the pleader. The roasting of McDonnell furnished an element of comedy which tickled the crowd, and there were numerous outbursts of laugh ter. When court convened for the afternoon session, Judge Fisk announced that he. would permit no more such demonstra tions, and that if one occurred he would clear the court room and conduct the remainder of the trial behind closed doors. The crowd was orderly this after noon. The jury has given evidence of greater interest since the arguments began, the eloquence of the attorneys being very welcome after the long examination of ■witnesses. tm DULUTH BOY IS KILLED FELL ON ICY PAVEMENT AND EX PIRED VERY QUICKLY. Special to The Globe. DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 7.—Christopher Maginnis, twenty-year-old son of John Maginnis, a prominent land attorney, slipped on an icy sidewalk tonight and fell, his head striking the pavement, and he died five minutes later. It has not been decided yet whether death was due to heart disease of concussion of th© brain. The young man was with a friend and both were en route to a skating rink. PRICE TWO CBNrS-^gfy^-'g;,,., Mr£LX\ Md - '.V'Y^ V'Xl*i^ X'a"^ FIVE CENTS. "■?-■■ - _..- - . . . HIBERNIANS PROTESTING AGAINST VISIT OF MISS ROOSEVELT TO E.NGLA.\D. Special to The Globe. CINCINNATI, Feb. 7.— THe United "Irish Societies of Cincinnati, through their president, Joseph P. Kealy, have made a public protest against the visit of Miss Alice Roosevelt, daughter of the presicVent, to England to attend the coronation of King Edward. "Alice," the protest reads, "should be careful not to let the enemy-making English government use her presence in England to engender enmity between our nation and any one of England's many enemies. Her visit may be productive of much good if Alice could -be Induced to carry a prayerful petition containing the signatures of a million mothers for mercy for the Boer babies. "If Alice should, through the hearts of the mothers of England, free a thou sand Boer mothers' heavy hearts from anguish every four weeks she would not return to meet the sullen scorn of an offended people, but she would be met by love, the approbation and the joyous acclaim of every American mother and patriotic father in the land." KINC ATTACKED BY AN OSTRICH BIG BIRD TOOK A KILLING DISLIKE TO KING GEORGE OF GREECE AND TRIED TO KILL HIM. Special to The Globe. LONDON, Feb. 7.-Anarchy has broken out in a novel and sensational way. It has made its dreaded appearance in the zoological gardens at Athens. Not only that, but, as in most cases, royalty has been the target for malicious viu dictiveness. The offender in the ease is a huge os trich, and its intended vistim is the king of the Hellenes. Had it not been for timely assistance a throne might have become vacant and the courts of Europe might be thrown into mourning. King George paid a visit the other day to the gardens. One of the ostriches took a special dislike to the king. After utter ing a peculiar shriek it made a dive at the aged monarch, but he dodged just in time to avoid a vicious kick, and the director of the gardens was almost felled by the onrush of the enraged bird. It Is said that the king at this critical juncture made for the entrance of the inclosure. The director had a severe battle with the ostrich, and only by the use of a hedjyy stick was he able to beat off the feathered anarchist and escape. ORGANIZED FOR A FIGHT MINNESOTA THRESHER COMPANY CREDITORS WILL GET A 111 X ; , FOR THEIR MONEY. Special to The Globe. BOSTON, Mass.. Feb. 7.— Xew England stockholders in the Minnesota Thresher Manufacturing company are preparing for a battle royal in the courts against the creditors who seek to collect pome ?500,000 from the defunct concern. They have organized and selected a commit tee, consisting of Frat>cis H. iMwey, president of the Merchants National bank, Worcester; 11. Howard Noyes, president of the Georgetown National bank; Christopher H. TV ells, of the Great FaM3 National bank, Somers worth, N. H.; Preston B. Keith, of the Home National bank, Brocton, and Frank L. Woodward, Merchants Na tional bank, Norwich, Conn. AN UNARMED REBELLION Is Predicted for Ireland as a Result of Contemplated Rigorous Measures by England. Special to The Globe. LONDON, Feb. 7.—lrelands vote and implacable attitude toward Knglisn rule v/ere among ths subjects that were anx iously considered at today's meeting" of the cabinet. It Is believed that the gov ernment intends to lay a heavier hand en the Nationalist agitation lest the situation become so serious as to require some thing like a military campaign to restore order and vindicate law in the disaffected island. Government orL-.ns hoot the idea ex- %Sunday Qlobe PARTIAL LIST OF CONTENTS. Modern fables— By George Ado Pages Jorn from history —By Biiiy Mac Verses —Larry Ho. Obserrationings. Splendidly illustrated £ocal features. Andjfllithe ifews. r% r» r* W free Jheater Jickets tor* */tie darning of the Shrew" and "£a uosca. ~.r;-r : ORDER A COPY FROM YOUR NEWSDEALER. N. Y. CENTRAL CENSURED STATE RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS USE HARSH WORDS CONCERN ING THE TIJfXEIi , , NEGLIGENT; TJNPROGRESSIVE Is the Term Applied to the Company; t for Falling: to Take Measure* to Make the Tunnel More Safe Than It Is. SOME SUGGESTIONS OFFERED ALBANY, N. V., Feb. 7.—The stat« board of railroad commissioners today handed down its decision regarding the recent disaster in the New iork Central railroad tunnel in New York city. The decision censures the company for allow ing an inexperienced engineer to run a train through the tunnel, anu recom mends that at some time In the future the roof be taken off tne tunnel, using bridges at intersecting streets. However, in this connection, it says that sucn a change would be intolerable unless elec tricity is substituted as the motive power for .rains and recommends legislation to allow such change. The commission finds that the company "has been negligent, derelict and un progressive in failing to take measures to Increase its terminal facilities," and that it has also been negligent in "failing to examine more closely into tne Quali fications of new engineers." Eight actions for damages, amounting in the aggregate to $185,000 for Injuries received in the wreck in the New York Central railroad tunnel in this city on Jan. 8 were commenced In tae supreme court at White Plains today. The commission points to tho interest ing fact that in 1901 there were 117,450 trains moved through the tunnel, an average of over 486 per day. Therefore the commission says, the B. & O. tonne] at Baltimore and the Liverpool tunnel under the river Mersey bear no com parison to the New York Central tunnel in respec- to traffic. MARIA HALPIN IS DEAD OBTAINED UNENVIABLE NOTORI ETY IN A CAMPAIGN. Special to The Globe. NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—Maria Halpin, whose name figured prominently in the campaign preceding the "election of Grover Cleveland as president, died at her home in New Rochelle, a suburb in Wes1.- --ehester, today, aged fifty-five year#. Her son, aged twenty-five or thirty years, was present, but immediately after his mother's death, departed. After the exciting campaign, Mrs. Hal pin -removed to New Rochelle, where sns became the wife of Wallace limit, the proprietor of a zinc and tin store, iler dying request to her husband was tnat her funeral should not be too public, for she dreaded having strangers studying her dead face. She had been married three tisnes and wus a widow at the time ot the Cleveland campaign. Walking on the Water. VIENNA. Feb. 7.—Capt. Grossman, who started today to walk down the Danube from Linz to Vienna, a distance of K'fl miles, with his newly invented water walking shoes, has covered twenty miles of the distance. He is towing his wife In a small boat. pressed by George Wyndham, chief sec retary for Ireland, as to toe frivolous character of the Unitd Irish league. The Globe reminds the secretary that "no fewer than 362 branches of the league have subscribed a special fund tor c defense of persons prosecuted under the ernmnt is "face to face with develop crimes act," and declares that the gov ments of the utmost gravity in Ireland." The home rule press deprecates a resort to rigorous measures and predicts a reign of unarmed rebellion leading to absolute militarism.