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The Omaha Daily Bee
THE OMAHA DEE
goes to the home la read by the
women tells goods for adrertisera.
WEATHER FORECAST.
For Nebraska fnlr; west, showers.
For !. Fait and i'nrr.
Fur writlio" report see Page J
VOL. XXXVIII-
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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1909.
sinuli: copy two cents
MUCH ACTIVITY a rray. Captain
IN BUSINES VA Fatally Shot
STRIKERS ARE
HELD FOR TRIAL
Japanese Are Bound Over for Inciting;
to Riot and Conspiracy to
Commit Murder.
DUTY ON OIL
IS APPROVED
by Corporal
Confusion Shown In Price Moyement,
but Confidence in Industrial
Linei it Unimpaired.
Finance Committee to Recommend
One on Both Crude and
Refined Petroleum.
Petty Officer at Dei Moinei, After
Wounding Three Men, Turns
Revolver on Himself.
CECP
REPORT DISAPPOINTS
COURT SIT ON THE SABBATH
ALSO ON PRODUCTS OF SAME
United States Steel Shows Effect of
Plan to Operate in Parii.
INDEPENDENTS RAISE WAGES
Interest Rates Advanced, but Outpo
of Gold i Checked.
DEMAND IN THE SOUTHWEST
Approach of Half-Yearly Settlements
Will Involve Some Preparation
(or Lara Disbursement Re.
lw of Wnk'i Baalacaa.
NKW YORK, June ll-A good deal of
confusion marked the prtca movement of
securities last week and this save rise to.
or was the Index of, uncertainty In the
opinion an the speculative outlook held by
the operators In the stock market. Con
tinued control was asserted by powerful
speculative forces by the vigorous mark
Ins up In the, prices of stocks here and
there of a class calculated to exercise In
fluence on sentiment. At the same time ad
vantage was taken of developments In
equally Influential stocks to push them for
talti, even at the expense of sharp Inroads
on tha prices established.
Keusons were sought In the course of
events for this mixed appearance of the
speculation, and aome of the week'a devel
upments were held to be sufficiently du
bluus In their Implications to account for
the hesitation In the action of the stock
market, although confidence in the prog
ress of Improvement In business and In
dustry was unimpaired.
Government Crop Report.
The government report on the June
condition of the grain crops received close
attention from financial observers, and It
failed to offer the full encouragement
hoped for as to the promise of the harvests
The decline In the condition of winter
wheat during May was a disappointment
and the reported increase in acreage of
spring wheat planted fell shor'. of the pre
vious estimates, although the high condl
tlon of the latter was a source of satisfac
lion. Speculative attention has been turned
to the corn crop, but while a large yield
j expected, the fact that official determ
Inatiun of the acreage planted remains to
be made, impels rautton In the assumption
of the final outcome.
The disposition to realise profits on fa
vorable developments was strikingly lllus
trated In the action of Southern Pacific.
following the announcement of the plan for
retirement of the preferred atock. United
-fttawp-rPUMs! alowed tha waning effect,, of
the project' to Introduce the stock on the
Paris Bourse.' Heports of conditions in
the steel trade showed further expansion,
nH nrivsnres in wares by several Inde
pendent companies were taken as proof
of the healthy condition of the Industry.
The statistic of the Copper Producers as
sociation for May confirmed the belief in
a definite check to the accumulation of
stocks, the deliveries for the month hav
ing exceeded the Increased product by up
wards of WOOO.000 pounds. Orders for de
livery this month and next were said to lie
suffleh-nt to absorb the stocks on hand,
and Home of the important producers were
practically out of the market at prevailing
prices. Copper industrials, however, were
but slightly responsive.
Interest Hates Advance.
Interest rates on money advanced in all
markets during the week. Discount rates
itsc In London. Paris and Berlin, but the
uutxo of gold from New York to Paris
ua checked Rate both for call and time
Ini.t.H were higher In New York and bor
rowing fr-in foreigners was extended.
There jvere some large sale of France bills
In the New York exchange mcrket. believed
to be In connection with operations of the
ijt.dlcate to deal In United States Steel in
Puis. At the same time New York ex
chf.nv,o at ChlcPRo f" back to par or
bc:ow, the flmiie Inviting shipments of cur
tmy to New York from there.
Southwestern m.-ney centers reported
some stirring f demand for funds In
piFparatlua for the movement of the crops.
Tne approach of the half yearly ettle
ments will Involve some preparations for
the large disbursements then. Some with
drawal of government deposits from the
national banks and a government bond
flotation are looked forwaid to and much
important financing remains to be provided
for the large corporation. It is known
that very large holdings cf bonds figure In
th record loan acciunt now shown by
the banks of the country and the possibility
is offered of a movement to market some
of these holdings In the event of any con
fctrlctlon of the money supply.
WILL DEPORT ALIEN CROOKS
Bin Hinrk Confined In York
Prisons Will He " Back
Whence They fame.
ALBANY, N. Y., June 13. Superintendent
Collins of the tate prison department has
completed a census of th prison popula
tion. It shows that of the 990 alien con
victs. S19 were convicted of felonies within
three years after their arrival In this coun
try, and under the law they may be sent
back to tha countries from whence they
came. The Department of .Commerce and
Labor at Washington, whlcn has Jurlsdic
.i thm rieDortatlon of such aliens.
will be notified. Superintendent Collins will
also recommend to uovernor nugnes mat
M.n.nr.s of all such aliens be com
muted In order that they may be deported
enmasse.
Of the 319 aliens subject to deportation
y far the larger number-187-are Italians.
Russia cornea next, with 44; Germany has
Austria, 19: England, is. . nu.
i- iivanee. : Switzerland, t;
Roumanla. t; Holland, t; Ireland. 1; West
Indies. 1; Malta. 1; Denmark, 1; Oreece. l
and Sweden, I.
r,ihMUrs Kavlahlnat District.
ut I rcTERSBURG. June 1S.-A dispatch
to the Novoe Vremyea from Astara says
t the shakhsevan tribesmen are ravag
ng the Ardahll district In Aserblajan, the
niwt northwesterly province oi "''
According to the dispatch S.000 persons
have been killed and the leading Inhabl
'.ants have appealed to tba Ruaalan consul
for protection
DES MOINF.S, la., June . -Corporal
Lisle Crabtree, this afternoon fatally shot
Captain John C. Raymond, commanding
officer of Troop B, Second United States
cavalry at Fort Des Moines, then shot and
seriously Injured First Sergeant James R.
Washburn, and Corporal Elijah Such, who
attempted to disarm him, and shot him
self. Crabtree's injuries are not necessarily
fatal, the bullet striking a rib above the
heart and crushing It..
Crabtree had been reprimanded by Cap
tain Raymond because of his failure to
report when his leave of absence had ex
pired this morning. He had spent the
night In Des Moines and was to have re
turned to his barraoks at 7 a. m. Crab
tree was summoned by Captain Raymond
this afternoon and questioned as to his
conduct, whereupon the corporal hotly In
sisted he had leave of absence till 7 o'clock
tonight. Captain Raymond accepted this
explanation and the incident was consid
ered closed when Crabtree demanded that
he be transferred to another department
of the army, which Captain Raymond re
fused to consider, telling the corporal he
could not do that as long as he was not
a good soldier. J
Immediately Crabtree pulled a revolver
from his pocket and began firing. Ser
geant Washburn Jumped to his feet and
grappled with the soldier, receiving a bul
let In the hand and one in the Jaw which
shattered the bone. Captain Raymond had
seised the man's arm and was about to dis
arm him when a bullet struck htm in the
neck, lodging In the spine, and he dropped
to the floor paralysed.
A bullet struck Corporal Such In the left
arm. Crabtree then fired a bullet Into his
own body.
Captain Raymond Is the son of Brigadier
General Charles W. Raymond, retired,
formerly of the engineers In charge of
rivers and harbors and stationed at New
York. His brother is Major Robert Ray
mond of engineers, stationed at New York.
Captain Raymond is 38 years old and a
member of one of the most well known
military families in the east. He was com
missioned from Pennsylvania.
Paris Likes
Henry White
Newspapers of French Capital Urge
Retention of Present Ambas
sador from America.
PARIS, June 13. The Figaro and Temps,
apropos of the reports that Robert Bacon,
ex-secretary of state. Is coming to Paris
as .AsaerUsn ambassador, print-, highly
eulogistic editorials regarding the present
ambassador, Henry White, In which they
recall the particular gratitude which Fiance
feels for him on account of the role he
played at Algeclras and the high esteem
In which he 's held In official and social
circles. They bluntly express the hope that
he will not be replaced.
The TempB says that the United States
ordinarily "Improvises" its ambassadors,
often successfully, but sometimes there is
regret that it does not possess professional
diplomats.
The Temps considers that Mr. White Is
probably the only professional diplomat In
the service and says that the desire that
Mr. White should remain as Ihe representa
tive of the United States ' is unanimous
here.
'The American government," says the
paper, "Is too sincerely democratic to dis
regard the wish of a country to which It
ts united by so many ties of friendship."
Coolies Found
on Hill Liner
Ten Smuggled Chinamen Are Nabbed
by Immigration Officials on
Board Ship.
SEATTLE, Juno 13. Immigration offi
cials, after puking up on the wharf a stray
Chinese, who admitted that he came over
as a stowaway on the Great Northern liner
Minnesota, searched the vessel today and
discovered nine "more smuggled coolies and
a quantity of silk and cigars.
Inspector C. E. Keagey, who is a heavy
man, stepped into the sail locker of the
steamer and fell twenty feet through a hole
In the floor, alighting squarely on top of
nine nude Chinese. Further investigation
brought to light several leather sacks,
resembling government mall pouches, filled
with raw silk and a number of boxes of
expensive Manila cigars. The bags of silk
are supposed to have been taken aboard
with the mall sacks.
CONSUL IN A BLOODY BATTLE
Conflict Between Turkish and Per
sian Troops Results la Killing;
of twelve Men.
TEHERAN, June 13. A report received
here from, Tabrts says that an alterca
tlon between the British consul at talmas
and gendarmerie led to a conflict with the
Turkish troops, in which the" Persians lost
twelve killed and the Turks seven killed
and a large number wounded.
Divers Die in
Raise
8EBASTOPOL. June 13. All hope la gone
of saving the lives of the crew of the
Russian submarine Kambala, which was
sunk in collision with the battleship Rostl
slav during maneuvers Friday night, or of
recovering the wreck, owing to the great
depth of water. Two diver have died in
the attempts to rescue the men on account
of the Immense pressure. Others have tried
repeatedly and heroically to pass chains
around the wreck, but finally came to the
surface utterly exhausted, having accom
plished nothing. All operations have been
abandoned. .
The chancej of saving the lives of the
Imprisoned men were recognised from toe
first as remote, although under normal
Proclamation is Issued Forbidding
Any Crowds to Assemble.
SAYS EVIDENCE IS DAMAGING
District Attorney Thinks He is in
Possession of All Facts.
GENERAL PLAN OF THE STRIKE
Japanese Consal, It Is Alleaed, Hna
formally- Approved Artlon of
Authorities In Arresting;
Strike Leaders.
HONOLULU, June 13.-Flfteen of the
Japanese strike leaders arrested yesterday
t ere given a preliminary hearing today.
District Judge W. L. Whitney held twelve
of them for trial on charges of conspiring
to riot and three for conspiracy to murder
When the territorial district court con
vened In extraordinary session for the pre
liminary examination of the strike leaders
Sherirf Jarrett, with the approval of Judge
A. J. Rohlnson, ordered that no crowds
be allowed to assemble about the court
house during the hearing, on the ground
that It was likely to lend to disorder. This
order was rigidly enforced by a large de
tail of police.
Crowds Mast Not Assemble.
Following the action of the court. Wil
liam P. Heney, territorial high sheriff,
united with County Sheriff Jarrett In the
lsstance of a proclamation forbidding the
assembling of large crowds anywhere In
the territory while present conditions ob
tain. With thousands of Idle Japanese
excited over the arrest and trial of their
countrymen, the authorities deemed the
order wise.
The authorities declare the evidence ad
duced before the grand Jury yesterday and
the papers secured in the Japanese higher
wage association raid, furnish abundant
grounds for the belief that the strikers
Intended from the beginning to resort to
Intimidation and violence In their effort to
control the sucar Industry and eventually
the Internal afaira of the territory.
Evidence la Stated.
District Attorney W. A. Kinney, who had
charge of the prosecution, stated today
that the evidence discloses the entire plan
of the strikers in the Incept kin of the agl
tatlon for higher wages. The plan, he
says. Included the controlling of the strike
by a secret committee and the carrying of
a campaign among tha Japanese laborers
through the columns of the Nlppu and the
JIJ1, -'Two newspaper controlled - by the
leaders', the accumulation of funds for hir
ing attorneys to defend and furnish ball
money for those placed under arrest as a
result of their activity; to unite In the
punishment by strikes or otherwise of such
planters as opposed the program, and to
boycott such of their own countrymen as
refused their co-operation.
Senlchl Uyeno, Japanese consul general.
has advised his countrymen against the
men who led the strike movement. He ex
pressed approval of their arrest and prose
cutlon.
Edward Everett
Hale is Buried
Many Prominent Men Pay Last
Tribute of Respect to ;the Dis
tinguished Dead.
BOSTON, June 23. Under the gold domes
of the auditorium of the South' Congrega
tional church, .where for many years Ed
ward Everett Hale broke the bread of life
to his people, there gathered today the
great Unitarian family of Boston to pay
a last tribute to the leader of Unltarlanlsm.
At the same hour a host of friends and
admirers of Dr. Hale gathered at the Park
Street church to listen to eulogies by
rlergymen of many creeds. Flags were
floated at half-mast by order of the city's
chief executive.
The body of Dr. Hale lay In state from
10 until 1 o'clock In the South Congrega'
tional church, and was viewed by thou
sands. British Ambassador James Bryce
and Governor Draper were among those
present.
Arthur Hale, eldest son of the deceased
gave the closing words, rising and saying
"In accordance with an old custom of my
father. I wish to thank you for your at
tendance here, and through you, all the
friends throughout the whole world."
The body was taken to Forest Hill cem
etery. where the burial services were
strictly private.
NEGRO SLAYER IS CAPTURED
Restaurant Keeper, Aeenaed of Mur
der la Des Moines, Is Canght
at 8t. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. June IS. William
Webster, a negro restaurant keeper, who
killed Henry Tolbert, colored, In his place
of business in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday
night, was captured In a rooming house
here today.
Attempt to
Submarine Boat
conamons tne submarines have an air
capacity of three days. The Kambala type
or submarine, however. Is weak struc
turally, and for this reason cannot normally
make a descent of more than 100 feet. The
Kambala went down In 140 feet of water,
ana only trusty bulkheads stood between
men ana aeam arter tne boat was
struck by the Rostlslav'a ram.
ine disaster occurred five miles from
Sebastopol. Four men were saved. Includ
ing tha commander. Lieutenant Aqullonoff,
who was giving orders through the speak
Ing tube to the helmaman Just before the
collision. These orders, he aays, were mis
interpreted, tha helm being put to purt In
stead ut starboard.
From tha Washington Evening Star.
DEAN BEECHER TO GRADUATES
Baccalaureate Sermon to High School
Class at Trinity Cathedral.
INVESTMENT OF OMAHA PARENTS
Dean Says It Haa Cost a 1 ,.vO.Oii lo
Gradonte 219 Young- People, but
Proves It Is Good Invest
ment. 'The thing that is going to win in all
your future undertakings Is character," de
clared Itt. Rev. George A. Boecher, dean
of Trinity cathedral, to the graduating
class of the Omaha High school In his
baccalaureate sermon Sunday morning.
' You may acquire wealth and influence
and .preserve a - semblance ef ocla) re
spectability and be brilliant In the estima
tion of your fellow men, but If vou have
not character vour sphere of usefulness In
the world today will be Inflnlteslmally
small."
Saying that the public school exists for
the home, and not the home for the school.
Dean Beecher declared that the basic
principles of the Christian religion con
stitute the foundation and ground work of
all educational systems. "The root of It
all Is to be found In the home life and
training of those who teach as well as
of those who are taught," he said, and
then went on to show that the sclmol.
which is fostered by the home, is in danger
from Ignorant foreign Immigrants whose
sole object Is making money, and pointed
out the fact that It cost over ll.MW.Ofln for
the 219 members of this class to praduatn
from the Omaha High school. (
Compensation to Parents.
"Parents, would you rather have haclc
the million and a hlf dollars on Interest
In the bank than to have the unspeakable
Joy of knowing that your son or your
daughter Is possessed of that which nil
the diamonds In the sands of Brazil, all
the gold and Jewels in the kingdoms cannot
buy?" asked the dean.
"You may have all the Intellectual cul
ture and learning of a Plato or an Aris
totle, you may be as rich as Cresus, you
may live In a palace of gold and ride In
the stately carriages of kings, but If you
have not virtue and purity of character
your riches and pomp will be a curse to
yourselves and the ridicule of the world.
"We cannot learn the lesson too soon nor
can we learn it too well that not all that
glitters Is gold. I would rather see every
one of these sweet young girls grow up to
be the homeliest old melds that ever lived.,
dry and wrinkled, than that any one of
them should make the Irreparable mistake
of marrying some good for nothing human
Jelly fish or well dressed dummy like some
girls do to their everlasting sorrow. And
I would rather see every one of these
seventy-six young men remain bachelors to
the end of their days than to be mated
with some butterfly specimen of female
gracefulness and learn to their regret that
they had gotten something that had a
body without brains, or that they had
(Continued on Second Page.)
Did you ever stop
and admire some
one's yard full of
flowers and shrub
bery, and wish you
had a yard like that?
Listen and we will. tell you
how you may have your de
sire at a very 6mall cost and
a very little work. On our
want ad pages we have a
classification "For Garden
and Lawn." These advertis
ers are asking for a chance to
beautify your yards. Tele
phone them or call on them.
Have you read tba want ada yet
today!
A SEASONABLE FORM OF RACE
Victim's Father
Wishes to Serve
as Exequtioner
Man Whose Son Was Killed by Black
Hand Will Ask for Position
as Hangman.
NEW ORLEANS, June 13. Following the
signing of the death warrant of Leonardo
Gebbla late yesterday, Peter Lamana.
father of the youth for whose murder the
condemned man haa been sentenced to
death, declared today that he would for
mally request the governor and the sheriff
to permit him to act as executioner.
Walter Lamana, the 13-year-old son of
Peter Lamana, a well-to-do Italian of this
city, was kidnaped and a ransom of $.'.000
demanded for him by the perpetrator at
the deed, who operated under the sign of
the "black hand." The father declined to
comply with the demands and the lad some
days later was found dead, his head having
been severed.
Diplomat Says
He is Stupefied
Senor Paul of Venezuela Can't Under
stand Why His Government
Recalled Him.
PARIS, June 13. Jose Ho J. Paul, the
special envoy of Venezuela to Europe, te
celved his recall by telegraph from the
Venezuelan government Just as the pro
tocol with France was concluded. Senor
Paul says he was stupefied by the action
of his government, as It had previously
manifested the fullest confidence in his ne
gotiations in Europe. i
'I cannot understand," said the envoy to
day, "how President Gomex could have al
lowed himself to be hoodwinked by the In
trigues of certain political groups!"
Senor Paul went on to explain that these
groups had accused him of high treason at
the time of the downfall of President Cas
tro, because, as minister of foreign affairs,
he had notified the United States govern
ment, through Senor Lorena, the Brazil-
Ian minister to Venezuela, that Venezuela
desired to settle all the differences with
the foreign powers, and requested the
American government to send a warship to
Venezuelan waters. A similar notification
was sent to Great Britain and Italy.
LIQUID IS DENIED SOLDIERS
Commanding: Officer at Fort Riley
Refuses to Permit Delivery of
Carload of Stimulants.
JUNCTION CITY, Kas., June 13. A car
load of liquor, ordered by the soldiers at
Fort Riley, arrived today, but Colonel
Ward, the commandant, would not let the
men have It. The colonel put guards over
the car and insisted that It must be sent
back to Kansas City.
The stringent laws recently passed by the
legislature make It Impossible to buy liquor
In Kansas. The soldiers, restive under the
enforced dry conditions, placed liberal
orders with a liquor agent wh'o waa here
last week on pay day.
Colonel Ward contends that liquor In the
military quarters Interferes with discipline.
Murderous Mutineers Will
Be Punished with Severity
MANILA, June 13 Brigadier General
Harry II. Bandholtz. chief of the Philip
pine constabulary, who Is at present on a
tour of Inspection on the Island of Jolo,
will at once proceed to Pavao, Mindanao
Island, the scene of the mutiny of the Sec
ond company of constabulary on June 6,
news of which reached here yesterday.
Brigadier General Bandholtz will assume
persona command of the constabulary
forces sent In pursuit of the mutineers. The
Insular government Is determined to make
an example of the mutinous Vlsayans, who
fled to the mountain fastnesses In the in
terior with their rifles and equipments, and
the pursuit will be pressed with the utmost
vigor until the last of the mutineers have
been captured. Several columns of troops,
both regular and coosiabulary, aia already
la the tioid.
SUICIDE.
ON WATCH FOR FILIBUSTER
Two Revenue Cutters Will Try to Nab
Alleged Castro Expedition.
MAY SEARCH THE NANIC0KE
No Warrant Is, Out for Its Seizure,
bat It Is Likely to Be Over
hauled If Cnttera Fall In
with It.
REAL' FORT, N. C, June 13.-Wlth two
revenue cutters on watch and a north
easter running off the coast, the chances
of the success of the filibustering expedi
tion from these waters, directed against
Venezuela, are small today. Yesterday
afternoon the cutter Pamlico left Its head
quarters under instructions from the
Treasury .department to get In touch at
once with the ancient sidewheel steamer
Nanlcoke, which is suspected of filibuster
ing Intentions.
This vessel was at last accounts at Eden
ton, a little North Carolina shipping port
at the mouth of Chowan river, far back on
the western coast of Albermarle sound.
The Treasury department activities were
Invoked because of persistent rumors that
ex-President Castro's friends were plan
ning a hostile expedition against President
Gomez's government. It was alleged that
ten or fifteen thousand stands of arms had
been shipped from Belgium to America for
this expedition.
Accordlngto advices received the pro
moters of this enterprise have planned to
send them to some Interior port of entry,
perhaps as far Inland as Chicago or Cin
cinnati. Then they would he quietly trans
ported to seme small South Atlantic port
and shipped to Venezuela. Secret service
men and other agents discovered that two
vessels suitable for filibustering purposes
had been bought from a New York ship
brokerage firm by unknown parties. Hoth
were In the vicinity of Norfolk and one
was found to be the old side wheel steamer
Nanlcoke. The name of the other cannot
be Warned.
There Is no warrant out for the seizure
of the Nanlcoke. However, there is noth
ing to prevent searching the vessel, which
they will doubtless do If they fall in with
It. Meanwhile there Is a possibility that
there ts nothing illegal about the sale of
the Nanlcoke and the other unknown ship.
Shells Seized in
Black Hand Raid
Shop of Sam Lima Descended Upon
Suspicious Woman Makes Her
Escape.
MARION. O., June 13 Hundreds of shot
gun shells containing cross-marked bullets
were captured In a spectacular raid on the
shop of Sam Lima, the "black hand" sus
pect, here today. The shells and cross
marks were Identical with those found in
Dennlson. Kellefontalne and other towns
visited by the officers. Lima, who- was
out on bail, cucceeded In delaying the
search until one of six Italian women in
the place had escaped. It Is believed this
woman carried with her documentary evi
dence and clues to the whereabouts of
Sebastian Lima, brother of Sam, who Is
sought. '
Acting Governor General Forbes, who re
turned today fmm the province of Pam
panga, and iwas soon in conference with
Major General William J. Duvall, com
manding the division of the Philippines,
said:
"This affair, deplorable as it seems to
have been, has not changed my opinion
of the native constabulary, nor my belief
in the general excellency and loyalty of
the force. Judgment must be reserved un
til we receive further details of the mutiny
and the causes that brought It about."
No additional details of the mutiny and
of the three-hour fight made by Governor
Walker and the Americans In the church
at Oavao have been received here. There
are no Indications of any extensive military
plans aside from the ordering of several
dulachiueuts to lulluw the tuuUucei,
Wyoming Senators Protest Against
Reduction of Coal Duty.
BAGGING IS TO BE DUTIABLE
Southern Senators Will Lose Their
Contention Upon This Article.
LITHOGRAPHERS SCORE F0INT
Chenp lew Cards from fiermany
Must Pay Tariff Hereafter Large
Increase Is Made Thereon
Over Present Rate.
WASHINGTON. D. C. June 1.1. -The sen
ate committee on finance will In all prob
ability recommend that a duty.be Imposed
upon crude and refined petroleum and the
products of petroleum In snlte of the ac
tion of the house In putting these articles
on the free list.
This subject was the most Important of
many matters discussed at a meeting of
the republican members of the committee
today. The oil question was not disposed
of finally, hut the Indications are that
crude oil will be made dutiable at a quar
ter of a cent a gallon, and on refined p
troleum a rate of 1" per cent ad valorem
will be fixed. It Is probable also that the
latter rate will be made to apply to prod
ucts of petroleum.
Many members of the senate favored the
countervailing duty on petroleum, but the
representatives of oil producing states did
not favor It. The demands for protection
upon oli comes principally. It la asserted,
from the Independent oil men.
CimiI Schedule ot Settled.
The coal question was another Important
subject under consideration today, but
was not 'disposed of. The sentiment of the
committed is in favor of reducing the rate
on bituminous coal from 67 cents to 50
cents a ton, but the Wyoming senators.
In opposing a reduction, assert that the
Western Canadian coal would come Into
the United States at the lesser rate and
the Wyoming coal fields could not com
pete with it.
According to the view expressed In tha
committee today, however, representatives
of the largest coal fields of this country
agree that the 50 cent rate will afford am
ple protection to American coal.
Regurdlesa of the fact that southern
senators have been able to hold up the pro
vision for' free binding twine for the
northwestern farmer pending disposition
for the cotton bagging question, tha com
mittee do not recommend that bagging be
placed on the free list. This will prove
a great disappoint mnt to senators repre
srnttng cotton producing states. -
Lithographers Urt Protection.
The protection asked by American litho
graphers against the Importation of cheap
vl a cauls from fiermany will be recom
mended. On photographic post cards litho
graphed In one color, a rate of U cents a
pound, and 25 per cent advalorem will be
recommended. This is a large Increase
over the existing rate, but one which the
committee thinks the condition of the llth
oKraphing Industry In. the United States
demands. Additional protection will he
recommended also on other labels, decal
comanias and other articles connected with
the Industry.
Many changes In phraseology, made nec
essary by amendments to the bill, which
have been made since It was reported,
were adopted today.
Another meeting will be held tomorrow
mi rnlng.
Vote Rxpected This Week.
The feeling in all factions in the senate
Is that the tariff bill Is near its last days
of consideration In the senate. Senator Aid
rich is hopeful that the end may be reached
by next Saturday and many of the con
servative republicans, as well aa many of
the democrats, are Inclined to agree with
this prediction. The "progressive" repub
licans are not quite so optlmlstlo, but
Senator Beverldge la of the opinion that
the final vote will not be postponed beyond
the end of next week.
The Income tax amendments to the bill
wll! be taken up for consideration on Fri
day and a vote may be reached on tha
proposition the. same day. It Is possible,
however, that efforts may be made to
secure a still further postponement of a
vote. The week will be devoted to a gen
eral cleaning up. With the exoeptlon of
one disputed point In the silk schedule, tha
senate last week concluded lta aaoond con
sideration of the bill and disposed of all
parcgraphs of the schedules on which tha
committee had reported.
Many Duties Vndlspoaed Of.
Among the questions not acted upon In
committee were many disputed polnta, but
there will be an effort to clean them up
rapidly and It Is believed that compara
tively little time will be taken on any of
them. Many of the more Important pro
visions still to be considered are those
pertaining to lumber, wood pulp, print
paper, hides, coal, zinc, window glass,
scrap iron, cotton ties, cotton bagging,
leather goods, binding twine and petroleum.
Rough lumber remains on the dutiable
list, but the question of the amount of
cHity and the dllferentlal In duty between
rough lumber and the manufactured article
remain to be settled.
In the paper schedule the principal Items
to be considered are the duty on ground
wood and print paper. It seems probable
that the ground wood, or pulp, will be left
free, but that the rate on paper will be
made U per ton Instead cf 12 aa fixed by
tho house, and Vi cs In the present law.
This provision will be left cpen aa long aa
possible to permit Senator Hale, who has
bffri absent because of Illness, to be pres
ent when the subject ccmes up. He will
stand out staunchly for a stiff duty oa all
of these articles.
Hides to He Dutiable.
Hides, coal and petroleum ara giving the
finance committee no little concern, but
the present lndi atluns are that the senate
will place a dutv on all of these articles.
Zinc, sine ore and sine In blocks, pigs
and sheets ano other zino paint products
are still to be considered, as ara sulphate
of ammonia and barytes. Sulphate of am
monia is used In fertilizing and the farm
ers are maklnt, strenuous effort to have 11
retained n the free list, where) tha house
bill put A, while U maouXgetuiare aie
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