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The Omaha Daily Bee
THE OMAHA BEE
roog to th home la read by the.
wooin .H1 goods for adrrUsr.
WEATHER FORECAST
i
For Nehrisk i Vlr and warmer.
For low Kslr unit colder
For wethrr report are rge 4.
Vol.. XXXVIII NO.
OMAHA, MONpAY MORXIXO, MAY 10, 190'.).
JSIXULK COPY TWO i CENTS.
WHO WILL IJE
THE ('ONFEUEES?
A End of Tariff Debate Approachei
Speculation Onter on the
Final Judjes.
Graft Charged in
Picture Deal
London Papers Say Attempt it Being
Made to Bilk Public in Connec
tion with Subscription.
NEW SULTAN
TAKES SWORD
Mehmed V Will Be Girded with the
Weapon that is Token of His
Authority.
CEREMONY IN MOSQUE AYOUB
Not What He Expected
LIGHT TJIB0WN
ON INCOME TAX
Special Agent Charles M. Pepper is
Preparing: Report on Investiga
tion in Europe.
BIIIS EEBUELT IN . f ' 'XRENCE
Aldrich Sure to Head Group
on the Commi, r
1 .
WILL HAVE STRONG A, TS
,H. v
Burrows, Penroie, Hale, . '-V
Money and Bailey Probabil. .
PAYNE V'llL HEAD HOUSE GROUP
-llni-ll Leader ( lark and 1'nder
nooH of Alabama Likely to Be
Tnn of llonse t iinrrrm, with
Bontell anil Forriner.
(from a Staff Cprrespondent.)
WASHINOTON. May .-Sprclal.) At
th nnl of tho tariff debate ami a vote In
tho senate on the pending, hill, a amended,
approaches, considerable Interest attaches
to tin; probable, personnel of the conferenre
committee on the part of the two houses,
conference committees have In the last
three great tariff bills so completely
'changed the measures that It Is expected
that the conference on the present bill will
afford no exceptional result.
Senator Aldrich, as chairman of the fi
nance committee, will, of course, head the
even, member on behalf of the senate.
Speculation has It that his associate con
ferees will be Messrs. Harrows, Penrose
and Hale, republicans, and Daniel, Money
and Halle, democrat.
The house conferee will likely be Chatr
man l'aynu of the ways and means com
mittee ami Messrs. Dalaelt, Houtell and
Forduey, republican, mid Minority leader
Champ (.'lark, l.'ndcrwood and BniiMsard,
democrats.
The detection of the house conferees. It
Is believed, will show a .departure from the
usual practice of taking member from
tho two partlea according to their rank on
the committee. With that view and be
cause of the known attitude of members
toward tariff legislation. It la assumed that
Speaker Cannon will prefer Houtell and
Fordney, who are stanch protectionists, to
members of superior rank., such aa McCall
and Hill, who have not always been un
comproinlMlng protectionists. Calderhead
and NeeUham also outrank Boutell and
Fordney on the committed, but they .have
not shown the name ical for the preserva
tion of the protective policy.
House Minority In Doobt. .
Them la no rttiht that Minority Leader
Clark and Congressman t'nderwood will be
two of the three democrats of the confer
pnee committee. tlriiiga of Georgia and
I'ou of North Carolina, and Randall of
Texas all outrank Breussard. the Louisiana,
member recently appointed on the ways
. and m-iintJnUy;v. but democratic rank ,
1m not going well with "Vncle Joe" at this
Juncture, and it is believed that he will
make a conferee of Breussard for the same
reason that ho assigned him to the wa
and means committee, because he I as re
liable as any republican on tariff questions,
and the speaker Is prone to reward dis
criminating intelligence with courage to as
sert itself, especially when such a brave
light shines In the darkness of the south.
If there were any available statistics of
speculation as to when congress will get
through with the tariff, It would probably
be Indicative that the senate will complete
consideration and reach a vote by the last
week In May. The bill would then go to
conference. Should there be serious dif
ference, the ai.l of the president to com
pose them would probably be Invoked. This
would seem to locate the adjournment of
the extra session about the middle of June.
Senator Aldrich has served as a senate
conferee on three great tariff bills, those
of IS! 1VM "1 "'' Senator Burrows
was a senate conferee in 1W4 and ls!7. and
a house conferee III im. Payne and Pl
cell have had experience as tariff bill con
ferees, the former In 191 and 1SHT. and the
latter In lV.
Tho confMc.s for the two houses on the
three great tariff bills were as follows:
McKlnlcy Bill, Is9,f-Seiiate: AUltlch,
Sherman, Allison uild Hlscock. republicans;
McPheraoti, Vance and Carlisle, democrats.
i llouae: McKlnlcy, Payne and Dlngley, re
publicans; Mills. McMillan and Fowler,
democrats.
Wilson Bill. INN Senate: Voorhees, Har
ds, Vest and Jonca of Arkansas, democrats;
Sherman. Allison and Aldrich, republicans.
House: Wilson. McMillan. Turner and
Montgomery, democrats; Heed, Burrows
and I'ayne, republicans.
ltiiigky Blil. lW-Srnale: Aldrich. Piatt
of Connecticut. Burrows and Jones of Ne
vada, republicans; Vest, Jones of Arkan
ids and White of California, democrats.
House. Tayne, UaUell, Hopkins and Oros
veuor. republicans; Bailey, McMUlun and
Wheeler, democrats.
Knap t I'rlae Caterer.
This I'nited States government docs
not publish advertisements In tho "want
columns" of the dally papers. Otherwise
hoc might look for an advertisement un
der the head of "business opportunities"
or "help wanted, mule." something like
this: "Wanted, a caterer, a man who
knows huw to gel up a bill of fare suita
ble for a Cnltcd Slates senator, a messen
ger or a visitor." The I'nited States gov
ernment has In the senate office building
a completely equipped kitchen with ser
vants' quarters, storage rooms and every
thing that makes for a first claas restau
rant, w hich will be turned over trea of rent,
together with free lee, flee fuel, free light
aad free toothpicks to any first class
caterer who understands his business and
whv is of good moral character, and who
will agree to furnish meals and luncheons
to teualors, employes of the senate and
visitors at reasonable prices."
When the two cfflce buildings, one for
the bouse and one for the senate, were de
signed, the consulting architects, Moesrs
Caireie and lluotliigb of New Voik, set
u:de tun handsome rooms for dining
rooms. Two almost equally elaborate for
cafes and six or right more for kitchens,
pantiles. Hole rooms, butcher shops, etc.,
in each of Oleic two buildings.
The unloose was to establish restaurants
in each of these office buildings which
should be conducted by some fortunate In
dividual competent to make a, soup, a pie.
a runout or any o)ter ulew which would
tickle the palate of thj statesmen and
their g..ets, ho were expected to visit
these restaurants. That lu the house, butld
iiuj, was opened by the man who runs the
(Continued on 8-cuad Page.)
jONION, May S.-A lively campaign has
been started by a am Hon of the press
against the suggested public subscription
for the purchase of Holbein's "Christina
of Denmark," which the duke of Norfolk
has Just sold to an art deajer, with an
option that the nation may purchase It
within a month.
Well known artists and experts are
armly denouncing certain letters which
hex a appeared In the newspapers, "aa an
sttmpt to exploit public sentimentality to
further a cool and calculating business
pre position."
The roncensus of opinion seems to b that
the picture Is not worth anything like the
S3fifi,nno demanded for It. This sum, which
Is about double the highest figure pra
vloiifly nld for any Holbein, apparently
represent a profit, of StSVOnn for some one.
as the duke of Norfolk sold the oanvaa
for f.000. The storm of controversy
which raged several years ago when the
public was Induced to subscribe JKS.OiiO for
the purchase of the Valesque "Venus and
Cupid." by the report that the picture
was in dinger of being taken out of the
country, has been revived, as exactly the
same tactics are being pursued In the
present Instance.
I
Japanese Admiral
Gives Reception
Program of Oriental Music, Sports
and Comedy Drama Given for
San Franciscans.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 9 Rear Admiral
IJichl and the officers of tho cruisers Aso
and Soya Saturday returned courtesies ex
tended them during the week by the cltl
aens reception committee, representing the
civic and commercial bodies of San Fran
cisco. For three hours this afternoon over
Too business pnd professional men of this
city and I'M) leading Japanese residents
were tendered a reception on board the
Japanese flagship Aso.
The vessel was appropriately decorated,
and an oriental program waa given. The
program included Japanese music, sword
fencing and a Japanese comedy drama, In
all of which the performers were sailors
from the two training ships.
The Japanese admiral gave a small din
ner tonight on board his flagship to Rear
Admiral Swinburne, Governor Gillette,
Mayor Taylor, James McNab, president of
the chamber of commerce. General Weston,
commander In chief of the department of
California; James Rolph, Jr., president of
the Merchants Exchange, and other prom
inent citizens.
W atching for
a Pot of Gold
Excavation for a Church Foundation
Thought to Be Location of Lost
Confederate Coin.
CINCINNATI. May .-The excavation
for the structure of St. Francis' church. In
Dayton, Ky., a suburb, is being watched J
by many who believe a pot of gold has I
been burled under that site since the raid
of General John Hunt Morgan and his
band of confederates near tha close of the
civil war. The property belonged to the
late Matthew McArthus, a noted southern
sympathizer. The story goes that there
waa a subterranean passage leading from
the house and It Is here, the paaaage hav
ing long since been filled up, that the
treasure Is supposed to le.
The money was loft, It la said, by a con
federate named Caldwell, who had been
sent north to pay the troops of eOneral
Morgan, then in this vicinity. He wtopped
at the McArthur residence, and hi
presence being disclosed he secreted the
gild, said to amount to several thousand
dollars, and escaped, intending to Join
General Morgan, the hitter being killed In
Tennessee about the same time.
Patten to Appear
in Game Today
Returned Chicago Bull Operator Says
He is Ready to Take Hand
Once More.
CHICAGO. May ?. James A. Patten, the
central figure of the recent wheat excite
ment, arrived here today after taking a
short lest on a ranch near .Trinidad. Colo.
Mr. Fatten, (who apieared to tw in ex
cellent condition, went directly to his home
in Kvanslon. He said he had nothing 6f
Interest to add to what he had given out
In an Interview at Kansas City last night.
He added he would be at his desk tomor
row morning aa usual.
DEATH RECORD.
Mrs. Auiaita Rvaai.
MOBlI.i;. Ala.. May . Mrs. .Vugusta
Rvans. the well known southern authoress,
died early today from an attack of heart
failure.
Woman Suffrage Out of
the Question in China
CHICAGO. May l.-Wu Ting Fang. Chi
nese minister to the I'nited States, speak
ing before the Chicago Wcllesley club,
said:
"Women In China are not demonstrative
in their letters to their husbands. They
do not send love by mail, but keep it to
themselves. This Is but natural enough,
as most women cannot read or write.
"China la reformed now. Schools are
being established for girls. Co-education
Is unknown aa yet, but It may come. On
that subject I reserve my opinion. Segre
gation in China applies to brother and
slaters when young. Thla barrier surely
will bat broken down.
Christians Are Not Allowed to Even
Get Near This Sanctuary.
DIPLOMATS KEPT AT A DISTANCE
Government Reported to Be Taking
Vigorous Steps at Adana.
MILITARY COURT TO INVESTIGATE
A ...rare ..m or M.T Ha. Been Sewl
to Stricken PIare Arrewts
Assajred Msirderra Will
Be ranWtaed.
CONSTANTINOFT K, May 9 Reviewing
stands are bHng put up In the principal
streets of Btamboul today in preparation
for the proc.e'on tomorrow following tha
girding of the sword upon Mehmed V. This
ceremony, which corresponds to that of
coronation, will teke place in the Moaqus
Ayoub. the single mosque in Constantinople
which Christians are not allowed to enter
or even congregate about the entrance or
courtyards. It will last but a few minute
and no foreign representative will witness
the ancient rite of the spiritual power con
signing the power to the consul. A stand
has been erected for the diplomatic corps
and distinguished foreigners some eight or
ten blocks from the mosque.
The sultan will proceed from the Dolma
bagblrhe palace to the . mosque, which
stands at the water s edge, in a launch,
from there, attended by the grand vicler,
the Shelk-uI-Islam, the members of tha
cabinet, the chlfs of the army, the two
higher grades of Ulemss, and many other
functionaries, he will go to the Top Kapou
palace, about, six miles distant, to kiss the
rob of the prophet. The sultsn's train ia
expected to make a rich display of fabric,
Jeweled arms and fine horses.
Relief Measures for Adana.
The government is taking hold of the
relief work In Adana province with vigor.
It was announced today that 1150,000 had
been sent there.
The grand vlclcr and Ferid Pasha, the
minister of the interior, received a deputa
tion Df tha Armenian elergry and laity last
Thursday. The delegation was headed by
Arscharanl, the provisional representative
of the patrlarcat. who waa assured that
the government would Inquire thoroughly
Into the Anada massacre and severely pun
ish those gjllty of Inciting them. . The
minister said the investigation would be
conducted by a military court. Ferld
Taaha told the delegation that eight phy
sicians had been, sent from Syoiama po
Adana and that several, also, had gone
there from Constantinople.
A number of noble Armenians met here
today and submitted the government Hie
following requests:
First, that the murderers of Christians
he punished; second, that stolen property
be returned and Indemnities be paid for
property destroyed; third, that the women
and girls who were stolen be returned, and
also that men and women who were com
pelled forcibly to adopt Mohammedanism
be allowed to resume their original faith;
fourth, that the Investigation conducted
under the chairmanship of the governor
general be suspended and that a new In
vestigation of the disorders from their
commencement be made by a military com
mlrfcion; fifth, that Christians be permitted
to participate In the local police establish
ment, and, sixth, that Armenians be al
lowed to participate In defraying tha cost
of electing a monument to those who have
fallen In the army of liberty.
The agricultural bank' ha arranged to
loan $75,000, without Interest, to the farmers
of Adana province, to aid them In planting
r.cw crops.
Refnareea Returning.
T-ATAltAlA, Syria, May 9 Practically all
tho refugees here have returned to their
homes or are ready to go. Many of the
horses believed to have been burned art
still standing, but where they have been
burned the people will camp In the open.
The weathr is fine and warm and crops
are ripe.
TARSI'S, May . Since the proclamation
of the new sultan there has been a general
feeling of security here. Those In charge
of the relief work are thinning out the
dependents by sending them Into the coun
try. Six hundred soldiers sre now here
guardlrig the town.
GIBRALTAR. May . The I'nited States
armored cruiser Montana sailed from here
this morning for Alexardretta. The Mon
tara and North Carolina arrived at Gib
raltar on May B and the North Carolina
sailed for Alexandretta two day later.
These two vessels were sent to Turkish
waters for the protection of American
Interests.
Alleged Marderera ( anght.
8TFRGIS. 8. V.. May (Special Tele
gram.) Thomas Stewart, sheriff of Meade
county, captured two Italians named James
Farreo and Frank Vlrgan here this morn
ing, wanted by the authorities of Lawrence
county. They are charged with the murder
of a negro named Baker in Dead wood
Sheriff Stewart turned both men over this
afternoon at Deadwood.
t "Already married couplea hava begun to
appear sironirig about together, seme
limes a man takes his wife out for a
drive. China Is Imitating the western na
tions more overy year.
"Woman suffrage li out of tha question
in China at present. Woman's rights are
not even talked of thers. On genera)
principle. I cannot sea why th rights ot
the ballot should not be granted to womjn
In the Cnked States. If she Is as well
educated a man why ahould thla prlvllegj
be denied her? Ona of tha cardinal pnnel
pies of your nation la equal rights to all
It would be for the good of the country
ere thla right granted u Unsrn "
m 0$m-
From the Boston Herald.
SPECULATORS' BONDS LOOSED
Decision on Hepburn Commodity Act
Was the Key,
BROUGHT A TEEXtHft, OP RELIEF
Stork Market Um Head Things
Into the Derlalon that Rrnced
X p Some Wavering;
Dealers.
NEW TOKK, May 9.-The long awaited
decision of the supreme court on the valid
ity of the commodities clause of the Hep
burn act proved the key which unlocked
the speculation in stocks from the bonds
which had been holding It. The mere feel
ing of relief that the subject wss disposed
of played a large part In the effect, since
tha halt In the market with each recur
rence of decision day In court testified to
the restraining effect which the suspense
was exercising. The advantage to the coal
roads from the practical nullification of
the Intention of the act to compel them to
disappropriate the coal mining properties
was sufficiently obvious. The stock mar
ket lawyers also rushed to some sweeping
and loose Interpretations ot the hearing of
the decision on the whole subject of cor
poration control, reading into it a practical
Immunity of the power of the government
to prevent combinations and mergers, and
repeal, in effect, of the provisions of tho
anti-trust act. These assumptrbna were
made to play no small part in the out
break of speculation during the week and
the effect was especially marked in such
securities as are affected by the exercise
of the "holding company" device. In which
United 8ta!es Steel and I'nion Pacific are
conspicuous.
Reports during the week of proposed
amendments to the Hepburn law to make
its purpose effective, and of cabinet con
ferences on the subject had some modify
ing Influence on the 'stock market senti
ment. The general Impression of the re
newal of proof of safeguards In the or
ganic law for property and vested rights
,g of deepseated and continuing eireci
11 through the financial world.
Other Influence at Work.
Another effective Influence on speculative
sentiment wss the evidence of improvement
In trade conditions, notably In tne great
basic steel Industry und In other metal
trade. The arrest of the downward course
of quotations of steel product was not
universal, wire products coming In for a
further cut, but It was suflrlent to shape
a conviction that the ocinslon In the de
mand Induced by lower prices had reached
a point to shift th- balance against the
(Continued on Second Page.)
Have you started
to make your gar
den? Now is the
time to get things
into the ground.
Under Ibe head of "Every
thing for the Garden" you
will find just the information
you want as to where to get
plants, seeds and garden tools.
You will find these things ad
vertised among the want ads.
Have you read the want ads yet
today?
DOWN IT GOES NO UP IT GOES
Frank Koehler
is Shot by His
Sister-in-Law
Prominent Young Man of Grand
Island Seriously Wounded by
Mrs. Ollie Jay.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb., May 9.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Frank Koehler, a young mau
of family, was shot and seriously but not
fatally wounded by Mrs. . Ollie Jay about
1 o'clock this morning. The bullet entered
over the loft eye and ranged downward,
some hours later dropping through Into
the mouth. Tho shooting occurred at a
party held at the Jay residence In the out
skirts of the city.
Koehler is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Jay,
the wives being sisters. Koehler Is said
to have been Intoxicated and to have made
a remark occasioning the shooting. He
walked to his homo, half a mile distant,
after the shooting. Physicians had him re
moved ta the hospital at ohec. He I still
unconscious at an early hour this evening.
Soaking Rain Aids
Crops in Kansas
Northeastern Part of State Covered
and Wheat, Fruit and Corn
is Benefited.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 9.-A soaking
rain fell generally over the northeastern
part of Kansas early Satunlay. That section
had been suffering from dry weather and
tha rain will be of great benefit to growing
wheat, fruit and early planted corn. At
Topeka an Inch of water fell. The local
weather bureau also reports light rains in
other portions ot Kansas as well aa In
western Missouri and portions of Oklahoma.
LEIGH GRANTS LICENSE AGAIN
Three Saloons Get the l'apera
at First Meeting: of
Board.
LKIGH, Neb., May 9 (Special.) The
newly elected village board held its first
regular meeting at the town hall with all
membera present. The vacancy caused by
the resignation of C. O. Kloppel was filled
by electing E. F. Lee a member of the
board In his stead. Chairman H. P. Bull
man then made the following appointments:
Street and alley committee, o. D. Wurde
rnan and E. V. Lee; fire committee. Dr.
C. D. Eby and L. J. Hahn; member board
of health. Dr. J. H. Ixiwery; street commis
sioner, 1 J. Springer; marshal, E. F. Irfe;
water commissioner. John Metager. Appli
cation for liquor licenses were granted to
the following: J. P. Braden, Ifana Stem
sen and J. D. Grafing.
Theodore Roosevelt for
Mayor of City of New York
NEW rORK. May 9. The nomination of
Theodore Roosevelt for mayor ot New
York City Is proposed by General Stewart
L. Woodford, the diplomatist and former
minister to Spain In a atatement iaaueJ
here. It ia admitted that the "boom"
thus launched has neither ths knowledge
nor the consent rf Mr. Roosevelt, but It Is
declared thst "an Insistent and unanimous
demand on the part of the people of the
city would compel him to accept."
General Woodbrd a statement la. in part,
aa follows:
"If I bad tha power to Dominate and
I
HAVELOCK LINCOLN'S OASIS
Wholesalers Credited with Intention
to Locate There.
SALOON PETITIONS CIRCULATE
shop Town Conncll to Be Asked to
Grant More License Nonpar
tisan .Indlclarr I.arr to
Ba Tested.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. May .-(Speclal.)-"Wil! you
have It combed Lincoln or Omaha?" asked
the barber. "Lincoln," said the man In the
chair, and the barber combed It dry.
The plan of wholesalers to prevent Lin
coln from remaining entirely dry I to re
move their business houses to ltavelock, a
suburb that is not dry, and thus supply
the thirst of Lincoln people by delivery
wagons.
A movement has been started by the
liquor Interest of the city to head off the
effect of tho prohibition amendment and
to this end member of the excise board
have been aproached with the proposition
as to their attitude on the matter if tho
referendum can be thrown out In court and
the vote declared void. This proposition
follows one that would have the excise
board extend the time for taking effect of
the amendment or law so that the liquor
dealer can get rid ot their stocks to better
advantage.
On various emcaslona since the passing of
the law of prohibition the excise board
has, Individually, expressed Itself as ready
and determined to enforce the mandate of
the people whatever becomes of the refer
endum vot. To representatives of ,the
liquor Interests this has been made cleat.
It 1 not known what scheme the liquor
interests have iln mind with which to tew
the referendum.
After a conference of the members of the
board Friday, it was announced that u
prohibition rule w,ould be enacted by the
board to head off any attempt of the liquor
men to defeat the law,
Jlnrelock an Oasis.
The only refuge of the thirsty, after the
action of the hoard of West Lincoln, is in
Havelock. There the .city council laat
April granted three saloon licenses and at
tached an 8 o'clock closing rule. Thla waa
done to shut out Lincoln pilgrims who
weie accustomed to coming out there when
overburdened with thirst that knew no
quenching In the city. An attempt Is being
made to add more saloons in the shop city.
Three or four applicants have been secur
ing signers on petition since Lincoln went
dry, and after the required advertisement,
the city council will act on them. Senti
ment in the council U divided as t whether
any other licenses shall be granted or not.
(Continued on Second Page.)
elect the next mayor of New York City I
should without a moment's hesitation have
Theodore Roosevelt thst mayor. In dignity
and Importance the office ranks next to
the presidency. The problem In city gov
ernment is the gieatest problem in the
community and I am inclined to think a
great and good mayor of New York could
do more god to the entire country today
than even the president can.
"Mr. Kouseeelt was born here and knows
the city. Hy his peculiarly direct and ef
fective executive ability he seems to me
to be the best mau for this great civic
trust and duty."
ENGLAND'S GREATEST REVENUE
Money from Income Tax Last Fiscal
Year Was $165,000,000.
MORE THAN EXCISE OR CUSTOMS
Two-Thirds of Amount Collected in
England Paid Indirectly.
SENATE STILL CHEWING TARIFF
Talk TV Ml Net Be ( nnflned to rend
ing; Amendments, hot Will Range
Oifr TVhnt Field of
Polities.
WASHINGTON. May . A report which
constitutes an Important contribution to
the current discussion of the proposed In
come tax la made to the bureau of manu
facturer of the Department of Common
nd Labor by Charles M. Pepper, the po
iil agent who has been Investigating fiscal
affairs In Europe.
Mr. Pepper ya that for the fiscal year
ending March SI, 1!i. revenue from tho
Irccme tax In Great Britain was UW.OOn.noo.
This tax In 1908 was tlie greatrat singU
source of revenue, exceeding the excis
impost by Sl.SufUM) and tho custom re
ceipt by Sffi.nnn.OOO.
It is explained In the report that the lax
I Imposed for every shilling of the
annual value of certain profits which are
et forth under the various schedules com
prising the ource of Income. Two-third
of the tax I paid Indirectly. Collections
Include the tnx on land paid through the
terantn, on dividend paid from the office
of public companies and on consols paid
through the Bank of England.
Still (hear on Tariff.
The tarirf bill will continue to receive
the undivided attention of the senate dur- ,
Ing ths present week. Ostensibly the
amendment to the different achedule will
be before the senate, but there will doubt
lera be much general discussion of tho
whole tariff question. The bill has aroused
a degieo of opposition among republican
senator which had not been counted upon
and while the finance committee la still
confident that it will be sustained in Its
position, there is little effort on the. part
of Its member to conceal the fact that
they are annoyed over the situation be
cause of the delay. It fcr no other reaon.
The general oplrion I that in the end ths
committee will prevail, hut every turn In
the pathway of discussion opens up new
vistas, so that apparently the end Is Mill
apparently far off, , . , .. ,
Tbero i talkof ' IrngUwiulriit the-houm
of dsMy sittings, but there ia fear thut ft
this course I resorted to it will have the
effect of antngonizirtg to a still greater
degree the opponents of the niessine and
of thus creating delay rather titan expedit
ing the measure. No announcement for
the delivery of prepared speeches hare been
made, but this clrcunpuance Is nowhera
regarded a an Indication that tho supply
of oratory has been exhausted.
Philippine Tariff In llooe.
In the house the Philippine tariff bill
will be reported tomorrow and there will bo
an effort to consider It on Thursday. f
there should be objection on account of
the absence of a quorum, reccsa will be
taken until Friday, when the house will
proceed with the discussion of tho bill.
There Is little or no opposition to the bill.
Owing to tlie shape in which ths debate
In the senate has assumed most of the
prophets are extending considerably I lie
day fo final adjournment. The member
of the finance committee are by no mean
as sanguine of early adjournment a they
formerly ware and some senator are plac
ing the date a lute a the first of August.
It probably will not, however, be later than
July 1.
mri II Incomes Exempt.
Incomes under $8U0 are exempt from the
tax, and graduated abatements are al
lowed on lncomea between SsOO und $i.W.
In determining the yield from the tax,
which at one shilling In the pound Is nom
inally 5 per cent, attention must be paid
to the rate of charge. The lowst rate In
the last half century has been a fraction
over 1 cent on the dollar. Since 18H the
hlghcHt I ate lias been about M cents to the
five dollars.
Tables are given showing net receipts of
the tax for each year since 1898. In lfm?
the yield was S159.u00.ono as against X,
orp.i.trio In -i'M. Both the gross amounts and
the tu t lncomea Increased In tlie ten years
previously covered up, so that tha lu
creased amount can not always be taken
as a fresh addition to the national wealth.
Mr. Pepper analzes the various auurcis
from which the tax Is drawn and shows
that the principal source comes under the
group of businesses and professions and
particular properties, such as railways,
canals and mines and foreign and colonial
securities. The next leading anurce C
revenue la from profit from the owner
ship of houses and lards.
Onlaide Investment Par,
A very Interesting feature of the British
income tax Is the amount received from
Investment abroad. In l?"t the income dis
closed from this source was S:H)6,000.000, but
there is a large amount of income from
abroad which cannot lie identified aa such
In the axgcsHiiients.
Since two-thirds of the tax ia collected
Indirectly, It li not possible to glv tha
ex'ict number of Individual Income tax
payers. Businesses and professions and
empluyes of the government and public
companies paid taxes on J1,UOO.O1,01'
Twenty Individuals) and ninety-two firms
paid assessments on Incomes of Kjo.kO and
upwards. Assessments on Incomes ranging
between S.uou and ij0.') numbered 4.20O
and ftom l.'aXO to Iji.Oou 4,8iO.
The assessment on incomes between llo
and SI.""' numliered :CS,ouo and on Income
between ll.'oi and tl.JiM :'o4.0iX).
Mr. Pepper saya the budget submitted to
parliament a few day ago Increase the
rate of charge on all incomes and add a
supertax of 6 penct in the pound on In
come exceeding 1-5.010 a year. The?
charges are cxpc ted lo )i Id M.000,000 ad
ditional rexeiaie.
Dillon Marilrr Trial I .
ALMA. Neb , M.iy 9 l6pclal.) Ths Hed-dendorf-Criser
murder trial will ba hell
this week. The jurymen rsr tumawl last
week.

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