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The Omaha Daily Bee
For Nebraska Pliowors and colder.
For low A Kln nnd rolilcr.
For wonth'T report h'k pnee 2.
PAGtS 1 TO 8
VOL. XX XIX NO. 141.
Speaker, in Address at Kansas City,
Praises Record of Republican
Men Who Join Forces with Bryan
Must Be Treated as Bryan Men.
Best Measure Ever Enacted Under
Republican Leadership.
I ncle Joe" Bays Thfr F.nable the
Majority to Meet the llriponil
Mlltlea Willi Which It la
. Charged.
KANSAS CITV, M., Nov. 26. "When
Senators Cummins. Ia Follctte, llrlstow
and their so-called 'progressive' following
join hands with Air. Ilryan in making war
upon the republican members nf conirrc.'S
who panned the tariff bill and upon tha
preNldent who signed it, in ir.ai c. nt i
1 know of but one way to treat them, and
that la to fih'ht them Just aa we fight Mr.
Ulyan and his f nollow lng."
Such wa the declaration of Speaker Can
non, who delivered the principal add, ess
before the Knife and Fork club hern to
night. Mr. Cannon said Senator Cummin
alone had read h.ms if out of the republi
can pariy. lie defended the rules of. the
house, aaying they will remain substan
tially as they have been and are so long
as there la a congress, "liver since his
tory began," said the speaker, "the man In
the minority has been seeking some device I
by which he could overcome the will of
the majority."
Mr. Cannon asserted that while the
I'ayne tariff law Ik not perfect, 1; 1 the
best one ever... passed under republican
leadership. lie spoke from manuscript for
record time In his life.
Speaker Curinuu reviewed the tariff leg
islation enacted by congress at the special
session and the necessity of the govern
ment for more revenue. He defended the
record of the republican party for progres
sive legislation and named one by one the
piopre.-isive measures enacted by the party.
11c ulso defenaed the I'ayne bill aa a pro
due er uf Increased revenues and declared
the evidence shoved an Increasing prosper
ity. Continuing he said:
I nhenltby AKitutlon Deprecated.
"Now, gentlemen, there Is only one thing
that can halt Ihia confident move forward
to jjlve the country another era of pros
per, ty such aa we had from 18H7 to 1907,
and that Is agitation for the mere purpose
of agitation, without any well-conceived
healthy purpose lit view. . .
"The senators and representatives who
call themselves 'Insurgents' and who
voted against the enactment of the Payne
bill, voted to Increase or maintain the
duties on the Industries and products of
their own states and sections. They were
pioteetionlals for their people, but they
were opposed to protection for other peo
ple In other sections.
"Senator LaFollette did not vote to In
crease the duties on lead and sine, but be
delended the finance committee's schedules
on thosu products In speeches, saying they
wrre not high enough, explaining, however,
thut he could not vote on the question be
cause he said he had a personal pecuniary
Interest in the outcome.
"There was not one member of the re
publican mujorlty who secured In tha bill
as enacted all that be had contended for.
President Tatt, Senator Aldrich and my
self all uccepted more compromises than
the so-cailtd 'insurgents' were asked to
accept. In Illinois ve wanted free lumber,
tyr 1 iiiv constituents wanted a duty on
ll 'rnle.uin because they have the greatest
Independent oil producing district in the
world. We. wore beaten, but we did not
inuko our own. Interests the only Interpre
tation of the republican pledge to revise
. the tariff.
"Senator Cummins complains that I have
read hltu out of the republican party.
Other sensitive rentlemen made the same
complaint against President Taft. The
senator does me too much honor. I have
not the uuthorlty to read any man out,
nor have I the disposition. I think I may
My the tame for the president. I have
been a member of the republican party
iliii.a It n a nriniiiiviifl anA T hnv tIJIVrtr
known of any man or group of men being
read out of any party except by themselves.
"The senator,' I think, aptly recalled the
atory of the three tailors of Tooley street
who mot and prepared the preamble, 'We,
the pwople of England.' That la a good
Illustration of the ego that often dominates
the minority everywhere. In town meet
ings, state legislatures, federal congresses,
, In churches, and In every place where
men must co-operate. The tailors of Too
ley street are ever with us, and when they
cannot be 'We, the people" In action as
well aa In the preamble, they take It out
in resolving and declaiming.
Taft and Cannulas.
"Senator Cummins declares that the
Payne law Is a repudiation of the Chi
cago platform. President Taft, when he
signed the bill, made a public statement
lit which he said:
y " "There have been a great number of
real decreases In rates and they constitute
a sufficient amount to justify a statement
that this bill Is a substantial downward
revision and a reduction of excessive
, rates.'
"In his Winona speech the president de
" The Payne tariff bill Is the best tariff
bill the republican party has ever pissed.'
"Senator Cummins declares that the la
sue from now until the national conven
tion In 1K1- Is. Shall the men now In con
trol of pariy destinies be permitted further
to disregard plain parly platforms1.'
i "President Taft Is the recognised leader
of the republican party and the great ma
jority of republicans are his followers.
The president and the republican majority
In congress co-operated In the legislation
that hsa been written on the statute books.
With whom did Senator Cummins co-opt r
at? 1-et the record of the votes on this
legislation from beginning to end decide.
"Mr. Pryan wants the war against the
republicans who enacted this legislation
to go oa. When Lincoln found an army
marching on the national capital from ths
south and a body of sympathisers In tht
north encouraging that army he (aid
.was difficult to determine whlo.i was the
Tfct threatening to the welfare of the
station. History repeata Itself and when
ICuuunued o 'iXta Page-)
De Armond and
Grandson Lie in
the Same Coffin
Bodies of Both Victims of Butler Fire
Buried Together with Im
pressive Rights. I
UCTLKR, Mo.. Nov. .. Hundreds of
prominent public men of Missouri and
many from outside the state joined the
citizens of liutirr today In paying respect
to the memory of the late Representative
David A. Ie Armond, who met a tragic
death here last Tuesday In a vain effort
to save the life of his favorite grandson,
David A. Da Almond, third. All iiutlor
was In mourning.
The bodies of both victims were burled
In the local cemetery In one casket, fol
lowing simple services at the Methodist
Episcopal church, where the late oongtess
man had been a member. The burial serv
ices were in charge of tha Masonlo lodge.
No such honor and show of affsctlon for
a departed citizen had been displayed In
Missouri In many years. The coffin was
banked high with floral emblems and the
little church was crowded until another
person could not have entered. Crowds
of mourners literally blocked tho streets
leading to the church and hundreds fol
lowed the bodies to the cemetery and
stood about tho graves. Tho only miss-
lng member of the family was I.leuttnant
George W. W. lio Armond, another son,
now serving with the army In tho Philip
pines. Other distinguished mourners besides the
members of thn congressional committee
were Speaker Cannon, (lovernor Hadley I
of Missouri and United Senators Warner
and Stone,
Boy Hangs After
Denied Right to
See Drake Game
Harold Perkins, Sixteen Years of Age,
Ends Life at Des Moines for
Peculiar Reason.
PES MOINES, Nov. 2fi. Harold Perkins,
aged 1G, who bunged himself to his bed
room door yesterday afternoon because he
had been refused permission to attend tho
Drake-Ames foot ball game, It Is now be
l.evcd, expectotl his aunt to discover him
and cut him down before he died. His
neck was broken, however, In the jump
from the chair.
He had asked permission at noon to at
tend the game, but his. aunt, Miss Estella
Campbell, refused. He went to the piano
shortly afterwards, and began to play i
"Mornin Bll" He then aroso from the
Instrument, went to his room, adjusting a!
trunk rope about his neck, fastened one
end to the door, and jumped.
; Fifteen rulnu ea. Inter the boy's body wraa
found by his little 6-year-old brother, who
notified his aunt. The latter declared to
day that he had climbed on the chair and
left the door open, expecting her to find
him In that position, and frighten hor Into
lavishing rnore affection upon him, but
that he had died before help oould reach
Perm's Conduct
is Under Probe
Man Who Announced Finding Bodies
Under Moorish Castle is Aot
ing Strangely.
HAimiD, Nov. 20. Kdward J. Norton,
American consul at Malaga, arrived at
Rond.i today to look Into the case of Law
renco Perln of Baltimore, concerning whose
behavior at that place startling reports are
Perln is the American who went to
Itor.da recently with the avowed Intention
of erecting there a mcmorlul to hla wife,
who committed suicide at Harrow, Eng
land, last September. Subsequently he an
nounced that he hud purchased a Moorish
palace at Ronda and that excavations on
the property had resulted In the discovery
of the long burled dead.
The Spanish government became Inter
ested and commissioned an architect to In
vestigate tha matter. Now come reports
that 1'erln la actlns: strancelv and accord-
lng to one atory he has attempted to takefto contro1 tne new" d'Ptchea sent out
his life. One dispatch from ltonda today
aaya Perln la proceeding to Morocco under
Use of Asia of lonna; Woman In
Connection with liould Divorce
Case lne to Krror. '
ALBA NT, N. Y.. Nov. 18. The dispatch
sent from here November ZJ, covering the
decision of the court of appeals In the
case of Mrs. Margaret Teal, granting her
new trial on the charge of subornation
of perjury, made the erroneous statement
that Bessie Ie Voe, who had been men
tioned In the oourse of the proceedings had
been named as co-respondent In the Frank
Oould divorce case. This erroneous refer
ence to Miss LeVoe was made under a fnls
apprenhenslon, the fact being that she was
not so named. The oo-respundeut In the
record was described aa an unknown wo
man In Canada.
Barbers' Defense is Their
Business is a Profession
Contending that a barber's dutlca were
tn tha nature cf professional work and
that services performed on Sunday were
In the main a necessity. John E. Reagan,
representing the fourteen barbere arrested
on complaint of D. M. Copaa, charged with
violating the Sunday c oning law. made a
plea for the dismissal of his clients In
police court Friday morning. Only the
ease agalnat Isaac Wood was heard. It
being agreed between counsel for the de
fendants, and the prosecution, that the
ruling In the Wood case ahould apply to
the remaining thirteen.
Evidence waa Introduced on behalf of
the defendanta to show barbertng to be
more or leas of a proeaaton.
It was shown by several barbers placed
oa Ibe gland l&at at leaat four or five
Belief in Washington that Nicaragua
is Holding Up Official
State Department ''
from Its Agenv .anagua.
Insurgents Are Protecting American
Interests in Bluefields.
Detachment 'Will Probably Sail
front Philadelphia Today
on the Transport
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. The State de
partment Is still without lnfurma'h n from
the American vice consul at Managua, and
the strong Inference Is that his dUpatchcs
have been Intercepted by the Nicaraguan
officials under President Zelaya. The de
partment has no doubt that Mr. Caldera
has attempted to communicate with It rev
eral times during the lait week or more.
Owing to the absence of specific informa
tion, which was sought to be obtainod
through Vice Consul Caldera and oth?r
agencies, the officials here will delay fur
ther -action.
A dispatch received from Bluefields reas
sures the United States as to whether In
terests of American citizens are being Inter
fered with by the revolutionary army.
In effect the dispatch states that great
care Is being exerciked to protect Ameri
can Interests. The advices add that the
sttamor Dlcktor, belonging to the Bltie
flelda Steamship company, which came Into
the possession of the revolutionary forces
about a week ago, was detained only ono
day and that such detention was only for
the purpose of examining the vesssi with a
view to determining whether it carried con
traband goods.
The delay, It Is said, resulted In no dam
age to the steamship company. It is also
reported that Amelio Esplnosa of the revo
lutlonary provisional government has given
up his post as minister general, it Is under
stood that Mr. Espinosa. who Is a btother
of the fuir.ier minister from Nicaragua to
the United States and who recently re
signed, will b9 elected president of the
new republic under General Estrada should
the revolution be successful.
Secretary Meyer left Washington today
for Philadelphia to review the battalion of
marines about to sail on the Prairie for the
canal zone, ana possiDiy ror Mcar
"Sua In event their services are needed in
that country. Orders for the departure of
the marines have not been Issued, but they
are In readiness to leave any day.
Mejer He views llirluti.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 26. Secretary of
the Navy Meyer came here today from
Washington and late this afternoon re
viewed at the Philadelphia navy yard the
marines who will sail probably tomorrow
on the transport Prairie for the .Panama
canal zone, or possibly Nicaragua.
The secretary was received with the
asual honors at the navy yard. Follow
ing the review there was a dress parade
of all the marinas.
The Prairie waa placed In dry dock to
day. It having been dlicovered that one
of the propeller blades had been slightly
bent. This defect will be remedied and
the vessel will be ready to sail on time.
JS'st Recognition by British.
LONDON, Nov." 26. The publication
here of the dispatch from Bluefields, Nic
aragua, which found Its way Into the
United States by way of Colon and waa
cabled to London, to the effect that Com
mander Thealger of the British crulsei
Sicllla had paid an offlclul visit to Pro
visional President Eitrada excited some
comment here today. The story lacks
official confirmation here.
As a matter of fact the recognlzatlon
of the Nicaraguan Insurgents has never
been considered by this government. The
vessel was ordered to the east coast of
Nacaragua to watch the Interests of the
British residents. The cruiser reported
Its arrival at Bluefields, but no mention
was made of a visit of Commander Tho
hlger to Estrada.
The war dispatches from Bluefields,
Nicaragua, should be read In the light of
knowledge that Bluefields la the head
quarters of tho Insurgents, who are able
of that city Just as absolutely a Presl
dent Zeleya regulates press matter ema
nating from Managua, the capital.
Fifteen Hundred ' People Join In
Parault of BInrdvrer nt
BUFFALO. Nov. 26. Charles Strohl, an
employe of a bakery, walked Into the read
ing room of the Buffalo public library to
day, pulled a revolver and shot and Instantly
killed Frans Stendi. The murderer .'ushJd
out of the building, pursued by several
persons, and turned Into an alley, exchang
ing shots with his pursuers, one shot strik
ing an officer In the head.
By this time 1,600 people hod gathered.
Stroll ''taking shield behind a brick well,
occasionally looked over and fired. For
fifteen minutes he held the crowd at bay
and then waa cornered and caught. Strohl'a
mental condition will be Investigated.
years are required before a barber could
b-j qualified to demand the customary
City Prosecutor Dickinson, who ap
peared for the people, contended the bar
bura had been guilty of violating the Sun
day closing law and that the work per
formed on Sunday In no wise differed
from that of the week day, and that, there
fore, no exception could be made.
Judge Crawford annoaaced he would re
serve his decision until Wednesday. All
of the accused barber and a great many
ochers were In court and the trial was
watched with Interest.
As pointed out by tha attorney for he
defenaa. the queatlon.of law la the only
point Involved, no denial being made of
the charge that the shops complained
agalust wax upen en tha dates Ue-ed,
It - '
mmWWssz, loos
Bossy to Biddy You-haven't such a lot to cackle about;
From the Minneapolis Journal.
Police Are LooJfing for Prominent
Broker, Alleged Bigamist. .
Frank R. At
Cannot Be F
ama of Chattanooarn
Und When Warrant
Iv 1snX; and Is H4d fe -
Be In West.
LOOANSPORT. Ind., Nov. 2fi. A warrant
for the arrest of Frank R. Adams, a
prominent stockbroker . of Chattanooga.
Tenn., on the charge of blgwmy, which had
been Bent by the sheriff of this country to
be t.erved In Chattanooga was returned
today with the Information that Adams
could not be found. The prosecutor had
been advised that Adams was at his office
in the Adams building at Chattanootra re
The warrant was Issued on an affidavit
by Mrs. Robert Rodebaugh of this city,
whose daughter, Adam's supposed wife,
ocn.mltted suicide In an apartment In In
dianapolis several months ago. Adams went
through tho marriage ceremony with ths
young woman here on March 15, 1904. Mrs.
Rodebaugh's affidavit alleges that he was
incrrted to Anna F. Rice at Boston,
November IS, 1SS5, and that she. the real
Mrs. Adams, Is now living at Dele
ware, O.
Adams studied music at Boston and later
was a member of the faculty of the school
of music, Ohio Wesleyan university nt
Delaware. The prosecutor of this county
has an affleiavlt that Adams and Miss 13c?
wre married In Boston.
TOSTON, Nov. 26 The records In the
office of tho city registrar of Boston show
that Frank R. Adams was married to Anna
F. Rice, In this city, In 1SSR. Adamas waa at
that time a student at the New England
conservatory of music.
CHATTANOOGA, Term., Nov. 26. Frank
R. Adams is said by relatives here to be
somewhere In the west. It la said he has
rot been In Chattanooga In a year. His
father and brother are In the brokerage
business here. The family Is prominent.
Reward for Life Saver.
PARIS, Nov. 26. A special to the Figaro
from Madrid says that Eugene Hlgglns,
the New York yachtsman, has made a
present of $5,000 to the man who rescued
him when the Varuna was wrecked on the
northwest coast of the Island of Madeira.
Before, starting out
on your holiday
shopping trip, turn
to the classification
"Everything for
Women" on the
want-ad page.
Mnny Omaha and Council
Bluffs merchants give valu
able hints regarding what to
purchase for father, sister,
mother or brother that would
make acceptable Christmas
gifts, at prices that are within
keeping of the average purse.
Don't worry over what to buy;
look over this classification.
Possibly there Is something there
that 1b Just what you are looking
for, and don't forget SHOP EARLY.
I lave you read the want ad8
yet today!
Bank Wrecker
Given Ten Years
by Madison Court
Phil Allen, President of Mineral Point
Institution, Pleads Guilty to
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 26. Phil Allen, Jr.,
former vice president of the First National
bank at Mineral Point, Wis., appeared be
fore the United States district court,
pleaded guilty to twenty-four counts In the
indictment against him and wpa sentenced
to ten years In the federal prison at Fort
Leavenworth, Kan. Allen was charged
with embeizllng $ltiS,0U0 from the Mineral
Tolnt bunk.
Allen, who Is In his sixty-third year, has
been In Jail for several weeks, having
pleaded not guilty at LaCrosse to the In
dictment rei.de: ed against him by the grand
Jury In that city, and has bean unable to
furnish bail.
He came In court this morning quite un
expectedly and with bowed head and In an
almost Inaudible voice pleaded guilty.
Seattle Saloons
Are Transferred
Nineteen Public Houses Owned by
o . tj. u 4. f
Holding Company.
SEATTLE, Nov. 26. Mayor Miller today
siKi ed bills transferring nineteen saloons
fro.. i the ownership of a brewing company
to a holding company organized of brew
ers. By the organization of the holding com
pany It Is claimed the brewers have suc
cessfully evaded a state law that forbids
the ownership of saloons by brewers or
Mayor Miller ruled that It Is Illegal only
fort the brewers to pay the licenses of
saloons. All other saloons here owned by
brewers and distillers will be transferred to
a holding company.
German Department Finds Irresralar
Hlea In Furnishing; of Huppllea
to Torpedo Boata.
fin tl
i KIEL. Germany, Nov. M. Extensive
nclal Irregularities have been discovered
the department which furnishes meat
for the navy. The discrepancies are espe
daily serious in the division through whlrh
torpedo boats are supplied. It Is likely
that arrccts will be made vry soon.
BKRLIN, Nov. 26-It waa officially
stated today that nothing was known here
of the reported financial Irregularities In
the naval meat supply department at Kiel.
Girl Fights Posse to Death
Over Slain Body of Mother
WILLIAMSON, W. Va.. Nov. 26-Flrlng
from the doorway nt their home on a
sluiiff'a poste to rrlve their father ami
brothers time tj escape, Mrs. Chaile
Daniels and her le.-yei;-o:d d.vi;htnr were
shot to death yeft;rla ntnr Devon. Mingo
county, by the rfi-era.
The shootmr ' f Mrs. Dnnicl and her
daughter grew out f a fmuly feud ic
tnn the Chiistlins and Daniels on the
border of Kentucky and West Virginia.
The Chriatl'ius lived In Mingo county, W.
Va. rnd tha Danleli in like e.urty. K.
About threo wetKs nj(o, Geoigo CI i la
tum ventured to tne Lentrery side and
was fclaln by Jim Daniels. Christian and
Daniels were brothers-in-law and had for
merly b-Ji nl'ies.
After Ike kllllutf ot Christian the lo
milk's going up, too.
Effective Date Still Further Post
poned Until April 1.
Original Order Troblhlted Paymenta
for F.lerntlon of Wheal Under
Contracts with Rallronda
Affects Omaha ElCTatora. "
CFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (Special Tele
gram.) The Interstate Commerce com-
mission today extended the time in which
railroads shall cease granting elevation
charges from January 1 to April 1. These
cases grew out of the so-called Peavey
cases In Omaha and Kansas City terri
tory. In which a primary order was mrtde
by the Interstate Commerce commission.
Behind this order Is an interesting story.
In which every elevator man In The Bee's
territory Is Interested.
Under the original bill the Union Paeiflo
railroad was charged with allowing eleva
tion charges to Peavey Co., who owned
some 4M country elevators In the state of
Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Minne
sota, Io?va and Kansas, besides two large
elevators nt Council Bluffs and Kansas
City. As buyers of grain along the line
of the Union "Pacific system they con
signed this grain to the Omaha Elevator
company at Council Bluffs or the Mid
land Elevator company at Kansas City,
nJ tr which the union raeitio paid an
i elevation charge of U4 cents per 100
"Elevation" Is defined by the Interstate
Commerce commission as "unloading grain
from cars or Krain carrying vessels Into a
( grnln elevator artd loading It out again
after a perleid of not to exceed ten days."
The retention of grain in an elevator be.
yond the ten day period becomes storage
and Is not part of the service of elevation
as that word Is Interpreted In the statute.
Iloldlnor aa to Rebate.
The Interstate Commerce commission In
190T held that an allowance made to a
shipper of grain who furnished elevation
Bervlce under an arrangement with a car
rier was rebate and therefore unlawful,
but It was not rebate when the allowance
did not exceed the actual cost to the ship
per of the service rendered.
In the Peavey cases, the commission held
i that an allowance of one and one-fourth
cents per hundrei pounds paid by thj
Union Pacific and other railroads to the
Peavey Interests was In excess of the
actual cost of the service and hence a re
bat", and commission ordered that such
allowance be reduced to three-fourths of a
cent per hundred pounds.
Now that the circuit court of appeals for
the eighth circuit has these cases before
It for review, the order of the commission
today postponing their pre-emptory decree
that elevation charges shall cease on Jan
uary first or at least shall be cut donw,
would indicate that the court may finally
(Continued on Second Page.)
famlilee and their friend became Involved
Tne Christiana obtained warrants for Jim
Daniels and his brother Charles, and led
a posse of Pike ceuntv officers to the
home of the Daniels. When the officers
appeared within a few feet of the house,
Mrs. Daniels and her daughter opened fire
wtth rifles, one of the posse receiving a
buliet In the arm.
The Christians opened fire. Mrs. Dante's
was shot down In the doorway, but the
daughter stood over her prottrate form
and. fired upon the posse until she dropped
dead across her mother, pierced by three
The officers closed tn, but by forfeiting
their lives, the mother and daughter had
so effectually covered ths retreat of the
father and brother that tha latter made
their escape.
Blanks for Reports from Corporations
on Their Earnings Ready for
Papers to Be Mailed to 122,000
Corporations Now on List.
Reports Will Be Made by March 1
and Assessments Before June 1.
It la KsMmateil that It Will Prodoee
Tnrntj-Klve Million Dollars
In Revenue the First
V car.
WASHTN'GTCN, Nov. 20. The corpora
tion tax regulations aro complete and
ready for the printer, reported Secretary
of the Treasury MacVeagh and Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue Cabell to
President Taft at a brief conference at
the White House thla afternoon. It ha
been a fcreat task to meet all the -complexities
of the law and the expected at
taeks upon It by (he corporations.
The Intent estimates Indicate a net rev
enue under it of apprlxlmatcly $26,000,000
annually and 1:2,000 .:orporntlons ar
likely to have to pay corporation taxes.
There nro mnny uncertainties about Its
effects. In one of the far southwest
states, for inslunre, It has been found
that not over 10 per cent of many thou
Fands of corporations whoje official ex
istence was authorised have ever actually
done business.
Improper registration In mnny canes Is
fully expected with such a filgantlo
scheme, but the seriousness of the penal
ties under tho law will apply Just the
suine to those who fall to get the forms
and regulations. The mailing of the
forma and blanks to every corporation
listed In the various dUtricts Is not spe
cifically rceiulred by law and Is merely
to assist tho corporations.
Thos.o not refclwtered should apply Imme
diately to the collectors. All the returna
are ree4Uired to be In the collectors' hands
by March 1, thin sent to the Internal rev
enue bureau here, where the tax will be
assessed and the taxpaylng corporations
notified by June 1, the tax to be paid by
July 1.
The government takes the position that
the tax, while It Is for the calendar year
preceding the collection, really does not date
back, that it Is an excise and not an In
come tax and that It Is, In fact, merely a
license to do business during the year for
which It la collected. ,
Ilattiehhipt for Middles.
For the first, time In the history of the
United States Naval Academy midship
men will have the use next summer of
three buttlcshlpa for their annual practice
cru se. Acting Secretary Wlnthrop of the
Navy department today assigned the Iowa,
the Indiana and the Massachussetts for
this n-rviee.
The use of battleships In place of the
much smaller craft usually assigned to the
midshipmen will enable tho embryo of
ficers to take an extended sea cruise.
Mediterranean ports will probably be
visited In the next cruise, which will take
place In tho three months following
graduating exercises In June.
Debut of Mle Korea.
Mini Frances Noyes, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank II. Noycs of Chicago made htr
Initial bow to society here today at a tea
at her parents' home on Vermont avenue.
Those In the receiving party. Included, In
addition to members of the younger social
set of Washington, Misses Maria Landreth
of Philadelphia and Myra Hall of San
Francisco, cousins of tho debutante.
Diplomatic Post for Kerens.
Richard C. Kerens of Missouri, according
to a report current hero, probable will be
appointed ambautador to Vienna upon tha
assembling of congress oa December 6. The
State department officials, however, are
noncommittal on the subject and decline to
give any Information bearing upon U. Mr
Ketena friends who have taken an active
interest in his candidacy, believe that ha
will receive the appointment.
Loeb is Through
Cleaning Out Staff
Ten More Heads Drop Into Basket
and Collector Puts Sword
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. Ten more assis
tant welKhers were dropped by Collector of
the Port Loeb from the customs service
tod a v.
The collector announced that with these
dismissals, "the general house cleaning"
In the customs house as the result of the
Investigation Into the underwel hlng
frauds had been completed. Some Individ
ual cases remained, however, on which he
mlKht find It necessary to take action, Uts
collector added.
Mr. Loeb stated that there were na)
charges against the men removed today,
but that investigation bad developed cir
cumstances which made It reem advisable
to dispense with their services.
Including today'k dismissals a total of
eighty-three men have been removed by
the colli etor since the work of readjust
ment of the staff in the customs service
bct-'un. The mr:i disml.sued today were
civil srrviere appointees and their successors
will bei chosen from the civil service list
uf eilglbles.
Cotton Will lie Shipped to Omaha In
Sufficient Quantities to Keep
nin t.olua.
MUSKOGKK. Ok!.. Nov. 21 Oklahoma
will exhibit a cotton gin In operation at
the National Corn exposition at Omaha
In December, In order that northern farm
ers, visiting tt.e exposition may sea how
cotton Is ginned.
Cotton will be shipped to Ornaha In suf
ficient quantities to keep tho gin going
the entire exposition.
Oklahoma also will have on exhibition
many different varieties uf drouth resist
ing kinds of corn and wheal

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