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Complete Optical Room CONFIDENT BILL WILL BEPASSED Republicans Claim Majority for Payne Measure. MAY VOTE ON WEDNESDAY Expected Tariff Bill Will Be Put Upon Its Final Passage in the House April 7—Committee Will Report Amendments Striking Out Proposed Duty on Tea and Restoring the Duty on Barley. Washington, April I.—The Repub lican leaders of the house, as the re sult of a careful canvass, expressed absolute confidence in their ability to pass the tariff bill whenever they de cide to put it upon its passage. The decision now is to put the bill •n its passage next Wednesday. The announcement, was confidently made by the Republican leaders that they Would have sufficient strength to vote down a motion by the Democrats to recommit the bill, with instructions, which will be the test. Notices are being sent out by Re publican Whip Dwight for every Re publican member of the house to be in his seat Monday to vote on a rule looking to the early passage of thc Payne bill. The understanding among the Republican leaders is that the rule will provide for a separate vote In the house on the lumber and hide schedules. The ways and means committee will amend the bill so as to strike off the proposed countervail ing duty on coffee and the duty on tea and to restore a duty of 25 cents a bushel on barley. The interests which demand that the duty be taken off petroleum and tfa_e dujj. on beer increased are. contin- LOOM END SALE Bright and Snappy Bargain Array in WALL PAPER We are over stocked and in order to clean up quickly will sell 2000 Double Rolls at from 5c to 10c Per Double Roll We have a few odd rolls that we will sell at a cent a roll. Come early and get your choice. A N E S O N uitig their i •!:t lor a scpurat-- \ote. It is juolmU tli.it tlu rule will per mit a vol* on the coal and troa sched ules. FILIPINO SPEAKS ON TARIFF Protests Against Certain Provlelone of Payne Bill. Washington, April 3.—The voice of the Filipino for the first time was heard in the legislative halls of con gress It was a voire raised in pro test against the system of free trade Which the Payne bill seeks to estab lish with the Philippines. Standing in his place in the house of representatives Pablo Ocampo de Leon, resident commissioner from the far off island possessions of the Unit ed States, criticised the proposition for free trade, because, he said, it would cause a decrease in the rev enues of the islands and act upon th% trusts in such a way as to precludt the possibility of Independence. Speaking for the Filipinos and voicing their sentiments Mr Ocampo de Leon pk aded for such independence. At the conclusion of Mr. Ocampo de Leon's remarks Mr. Qoulden (N. Y.) made the statement that at a public dinner In Washington, before he wafi president, Mr. Taft declared that when he went to the Philippines he was credibly Informed that if he could get the influence and active support of Mr. Ocampo de Leon he would have no trouble In pacifying the Filipino people. 'Are they pacified now?" a voice on the Republican side was heard to say. "They are pacified," was Mr. QouUlen's reply to his unknown que* tioner. Plead* for Free Hides. Mr. Young (N. Y.) urged the plac ing of hides on the free list. "The duty has been a handicap on our in dustry for twelve years," he said. "Before the passage of the Dingley bill the tanning business of this eoun try was in a healthy condition, but since the imposition of the duty the independent tanners, who were de pendent on the home trade, have be come discouraged and many of them have piinply become workmen for the monopoly wli^Ji the duty created." ••(1 is 1 111 i,. :jr l' he.tr a cry coxu Jnii rp_ .1 S.f:r n te.-lioo 'Baking Powder Absolutely Pure The only baking powder made from Royal Grape Cream ol Tail#. JEWELER A. F. Laity, Optician .v sir.'ar •id on smre ::, n«vs. e hide--. cause 'lie-. i he duced in that section," said Mr. Spirit of Mississippi. If, he argued, the bill would put shoes on the free list its framers would not be so glaringly inconsistent. The bill, in the opinion of Mr. Bow ers of Mississippi, did not honestly redeem the Republican pledges. He said certain favored interests had been cared for, while the necessaries of life had been taxed out of propor tion. Mr. Ransdell of Louisiana pleaded for a duty of 5% cents a pound on cotton importations, deprecated the free entry of Philippine sugar and de fended the policy ol Gifford Piachot in regard to the conservation of the forests. PROTESTS AGAINST PAYNE TARIFF BILL Powerful iFfench flrptetlon Appeals to GoveratoenL Paris, April 3.—The Federation of Industry and Commerce, a powerful organization of business men. has pre sented a petition to the French gov ernment setting forth in detail the French objections to the Payne tariff revision bill. The government is asked to instruct M, Jusserand, the French ambassador at Washington, to protest, first, against the "tnormous increases" in the duties on French specialties, such as soaps, gloves, etc. second, against the inelasticity of Bection 4 of the bill, which concerns the negotiating of commercial agree ments and treaties, and, third, in fa vor of the maintenance of existing regulations in the matter of appraise ments. TWO MONTANA EXECUTIONS Murderers Hanged at Deer Lodge and Kalispell. Helena, Mont, April 3.—William Hayes, who wu hanged at Deer Lodge, was convicted of complicity in the murder of Deputy Warden John A. Robinson at the state penitentiary in March, 190S, when he, with three other convicts, made a desperate but un successful effort to escape. One of his companions has been hanged, a second is serving a life term in the penitentiary, while the third was ac quitted. Frederick Lebeau, who was hanged at Kalispell. was convicted of the mtir der of William F. Yoakum and Riley Yoakum near Fortune, In Flathead county, on Jane 17, 1908. Lebeau killed the Yoakums because they re fused to sell him food. Suspect Not W. D. Owen. Augusta, Ga.. April 3.—Officers from Boston, who have arrived here, de olared that W. W. Fowler, who has been under arrest here, was not W. D. Owen, ho Is wanted In Boston on charges oi fraud. Fowler was at on^e MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1909 LOEB AFTER SUGAR TRUST Demands Payment of $1,* 239,000 in Duties. GOVERNMENT DEFRAUDED Collector of Port of ^ew York Im poses Increased Assessments en Allegation That Imports Were Not Correctly Weighed at Refineries of Defendant—Legal Steps Taken to Enforce Collection of Duties. New York. April 3.—Reassessments of duties amounting to a total increase of 11,239,000 on sugar Imported by the American Sugar Refining company at the refinery of Havemeyer & Rider I etween December, 1901, and Novem ber, 1907, have been ordered by Col actor Ix»eb of the port of New York, ^fr. IiOeb ordered the reliquidation ol the duties on the ground of fraud. The imposition of the increased as sessments is a result of the trial of tlu case of the govtinment against WILLIAM LOEB. JR. the American 8ugar ttefioiug com pany, which was recently tried, here, in which the government «a* award ed 1134,000. Ex-United States Attorney Stimson and Assistant District Attorney Deni son, who prosecuted the previous case, have been retained by the department of Justice as special counsel to carry on further litigation of a similar na ture. Acting on evidence which they laid before him Collector Loeb oi lered the reliquidation of the duties and the increase of $1,239,000 in as sessments followed. Of this amount, it was announced, about $100,000 has been imid to the government by the American Sugar RePning company. In addition the government claims that it has been defrauded out of $500,OO" In duties on sugar at the refinery of Havemeyer & Eld?r in Brooklyn and also of $500,000 of duties on sugar weighed at the Jersey City refinery prior to 1907. It was announced that legal steps are now being taken on behalf of the government to enforce a collection of these duties ROOSEVELT AT GIBRALTAR Steamer Hamburg Remains in Port Three Hour*. Gibraltar. April 3.—The 6teamer Hamburg, with Theodore Roosevelt and the members of his party on board, spent three hours at this place and then departed for Naples. Richard L. Sprague, the American consul, and an aide-de-camp of Gen eral Sir Frederick Forestier-Walker governor of Gibraltar, went out to the Hamburg to welcome the former pres ident of the United States. After an exchange of greetings Mr. Roosevelt, wearing a frock coat and a silk hat came over the side and stepped into a launch sent out by the captain of the port and was brought ashore. The party proceeded at once to the resi dence of Mr. Sprague. Later Mr. Roosevelt called upon General Fores tier-Walker The general invited Mr. Roosevelt to luncheon, as did also Mr. Sprague, but Mr. Roosevelt was not able to accept either of these invitations on account of the very short stay of tike Hamburg. Appeal in Stirling Diverce Case. fettnburgh, April 2.—Both Lord Northland and Mrs. John Alexander Stirling have lodged appeals against the decree of divorce in favor of Mr. Stirling handed down in this city last month by Lord Guthrie. Mrs. Stirling was Clara Elizabeth Taylor, an Amer ican show yiri. She married Mr. Stir ling three years ago. Mr. Stirling I named Lent Northland in his suit. Mrs. Stirling brought a counter suit, to**mW CWNM CHAMPION TRAVERS SAILS Our Best Amateur Golfer Goes Abroad to Try for British Honors. New York, April 3.—Sailing today on the Caledonia for Scotland was Jerome I». Travors, amateur golf cham pion of the United States, who is go ing abroad to test his skill against the best British players of the "royal jERGIV'.L D. TRAVfcfcS. game" on the historic links Of Scot land and England. Travers is entered in the British amateur championships, which will begin at Muirfield on May 24, and will practice on the British links be fore the championship games begin. He is modest In his hopes of success abroad. OUTCOME OF CONTROVERSY Dam Costing $100,000 Destroyed by Dynamite. Lake Charles. La., April 3.—News of the dynamiting and complete fleatruc tion of the Mermentau darn at Grand Cheniore, about forty niile-s south of here, has been brought to Lake Charles by those on a returning mail boat. The dam was built at a cost of near ly $100,000 by the rice growers of Southeast Louisiana. This is the third time that a dam there has been dyna mited. For many years a bitter controversy has gone on between the rice growers, through whose efforts the dam was built, and cattle raisers of Camoron parish, in which it was located. Package of $25,000 Missing. Montreal, April 3.—W. S. Stout, general manager of the Dominion Ex press company of New York, is here looking into the mysterious disappear ance of $25,000 in new bills which was being carried by the Dominion Ex press company from Ottawa to To ronto for the Traders' bank Of Canada two days ago. Crawford's Condition fmproveo. Sorrento, April 2.—The doctor in at tendance on F. Marion Crawford, the novelist, said his patient was better and that he hoped the crisis had passed. Mr. Crawford slept for five or six hours, after which the fever diminished and the intelligence was u NEW SPRING CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS The most Complete Line in the City We are showing an immence line of SUITS AND CRAVENETS, made by some of the leading manu facturers in the country, ranging in price from $12.50 to $27.50 FURNISHINGS tThis department represents the newest Every imaginable style in: We Invite Your Patronage A 'fl'. BURT STACY, CHAS. B. KENNEDY PrcakM* .p. DR. H. P. GULST1NE, ...DENTIST... u* in HATS, CAPS, SHIRTS, NECKWEAR, Etc. Sec our special line oi Suits ai $kS, they are excep tional values. .* .* ,* Madison State Bank MADISON. S. FARM LOANS AT LOWEST POSSIBLE IRATES PHONE 293 Office ie PMteffkc Bft. IMMSON, S. 0R. O. ESTREM, Physician and Surgeon Off ICE PHONE 2§3 MOUSE PHONE. 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