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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
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
FILIPINO SPEAKS ON TARIFF
Protests Against Certain Provlelone of
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
'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*
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
The only baking powder
made from Royal Grape Cream ol Tail#.
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
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
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
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
TWO MONTANA EXECUTIONS
Murderers Hanged at Deer Lodge and
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
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
Demands Payment of $1,*
239,000 in Duties.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
OUTCOME OF CONTROVERSY
Dam Costing $100,000 Destroyed by
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
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
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
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