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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1909.
House Committee In
SENATE BUSY TOO,
Measure to Be Reported
DEBATE BEGINS NEXT MONDAY.
New Bill Cuts Steel and Lumber Du
ties SO Per Cent Tea. Is Taxed, but
Coffee Is Placed on Free List, Also
Hides and Wood Pulp Works of Art
Exempt if Twenty Years Old In
heritance Tax Graded Tariff on
Boots and Shoes Reduced 40 Per
Cent Internal Revenue Tax on Cig
arettes Increased Beer and Whisky
Washington, March 18. The full
membership of the house committee on
ways and means, Including Democrats
as well as Republicans, met today for
the formal consideration of the Payne
The senate committee on finance at
the same time began formal considera
tion of the measure.
It was said that the probabilities
were that the house committee would
have only one sitting on the bill, that
tho measure would be reported to the
house without delay and that formal
reading In committee of the whole
would soon -.begin.,
General debate will be postponed
until Monday, and after that the
measure probably will be before the
house from ten days to two weeks.
The bill Includes the inheritance tax
recommended by President Taft. It
provides for a tax of 1 per cent on
amounts from $10,000 to $100,000, 2
per cent on amounts from $100,000 to
$200,000 and 3 per cent on amounts
over $500,000. Strangers and collateral
heirs pay 5 per cent on amounts over
It provides for the Issue of Panama
canal bonds to reimburse the treasury
for the $40,000,000 for the original pur
chase of the canal.
There is also re-enacted a provision
for the issue of certificates to run one
year to replenish the treasury, raising
the amount from $100,000,000 to $250,
000,000, an amount sufficient to provide
at any time against two or three years
' of depressed business conditions.
The steel and lumber schedules are
cut 50 per cent. The tariff on boots
and shoes Is reduced 40 per cent and
other leather manufuctures in propor
tion. The tariff on wool of the first
and second class used for clothing Is
not disturbed, but is reduced on the
cheaper grades. Recommendations for
placing wood pulp on the free list and
reducing the duties on print paper,
with certain restrictions, as made by
the Mann committee of the house, are
incorporated In the bill.
A cut of one-twentieth of a cent a
pound was made on refined sugar. On
dextrin a reduction of half a cent a
pound was made.
While there is no duty imposed on
coffee, a most Important provision pro
vides that if any country shall Impose
an export duty or charge of any kind,
directly or indirectly, upon coffee ex
ported to the United States a duty
equal to such export duty shall be
levied by this country. This will com
pel Brazil and various other countries
in nil likelihood to abolish tho export
tax. Tea, however, is taxed 8 cents
when Imported from the country
where it ia produced and 0 cents when
from other than the producing coun
tries. The tax on beer and whisky is undis
turbed. One of the most Important matters
In the bill Is the provision whereby a
countervailing duty is imposed on pe
troleum. Oil producers bare been lob
bying to get this provision kept in the
A material Increase is made on the
internal revenue tax on cigarettes.
The duties on plato glass of the
smaller sizes ore advanced, while tho
duties on the larger sizes are reduced.
Most of the articles on which duties
have been increased are thoso classed
as luxuries. Among them are the fol
Perfumes and toilet articles, from 60
to GO per cent ad valorem.
Fancy soap, from 15 to 20 cents per
Chicory root, raw, not dried, from 1
cent to 2'A cents per pound; roasted,
from 2 cents to 5 cents por pound.
Cocoa, crude, transferred from tho free
list to the dutiable nt 4 cents per
pound. Cocoa butter, from 3Vi cents
to 5 cents per pound. Dandelion root
and other articles used as a substitute
for coffee, 2 cents to 4 cents per
Spices, which are now largely on tho
free list, nre assessed an average duty
of 30 per cent ad valorem.
Feathers are increased from 15 per
cent to 20 per cent ad valorem.
Furs dressed on the skin nre assess
td 27 per cent nd valorem.
Among articles on which duties have
been Increased by the ways and means
committee, which found there was not
sufficient protection In the Dlngley bill,
nre ppllt peas, from 40 cents to 45
cents per bushel; figs, from 2 cents to
2 cents per pound; lemons, from 1
cent to 1 cents per pound; pineap
ples, from $7 to $8 per thousand.
The estimated revenues under the
tariff duties prescribed in the bill
amount to ubout $300,000,000. A sec
tion Is inserted preserving the Cuban
reciprocity system of the'present law.
Provision is made to terminate the
various commercial agreements with
foreign countries according to the
terms of said agreements by notice
and In the meantime keeping faith In
The maximum rates do not go into
effect until sixty days after the pas
sage of the act, but it is provided that
the bill iff general shall go into effect
the dny following itB enactment.
A section Is added to the bill apply
ing the same rules to patents obtained
in the United States by aliens that are
adopted by the country of which these
aliens are citizens in respect to patents
issued there to citizens of the United
This will either compel foreigners
obtaining patents In the United States
to build factories and manufacture
here for our trade or eventually for
feit the right to their patents.
Champ Clark, the Democratic leader
in the house, said he would make
every effort In the committee, as he
would on the floor of the house, to
have the bill amended and for that
reason wonld ask for time to consider
it. He added, however, that he would
not press for more time for the prepa.
ration of a minority report, as that
could, be formulatediAd .well, after the
bill had been reported as before.
Mr. Clark said he did not consider
general debate of nearly so much im
portance as the descussion of the bill
paragraph by paragraph, with tho op
portunity to suggest changes in the
various schedules. It is therefore prob
able that If Mr. Payne and his fellow
Republican members of the committee
concede this privilege the Democrats
will accept It In lieu of a similar privi
lege In committee and make no' serious
protest against the Immediate report
ing of the bill.
No announcement as to the length of
time that will be given for debate has
been made. The Dlngley bill was un
der discussion in the house for only
ten days, and of that time four days
were devoted to general debate.
Senator Aldrlch, chairman of the
senate committee on finance, which
will deal with the bill in the senate,
called a meeting of the Republican
members of the committee for today
with the idea of immediately begin
ning consideration of the house meas
ure. The finance committee suffered
seriously from the defeats of the re
cent elections, and as a consequence
the Republican membership numbers
only four senators. They are Messrs.
Aldrlch of Rhode Island, Burrows of
Michigan, Penrose of Pennsylvania
and Hale of Maine.
Senator Hale, chairman of the Re
publican caucus, Is among those who
find the bill objectionable. "It abso
lutely murders the wood pulp and pa
per industry of Maine," he said. "This
Is the most important Industry in our
state, and we shall resist the change
with the utmost possible vigor." Mr.
Hale predicted that the bill would be
before congress for the next three
months or more.
The committee on finance will not
grant any hearings, but will consider
any written or printed statements
which may be presented to it.
The probabilities are that when the
house begins the debate of the bill the
hours of the sessions will !) extended.
The sittings will probably begin at
10 o'clock in the morning and con
tinue until 10 or 11 o'clock at night.
ATTELL TO DEFEND TITLE.
Featherweight Champion Will Fight
Patsy Kline In New York Tonight.
New York, March 18. Two of the
country's best featherweights Abe At
tell, champion of tho world, and Patsy
Kline, hailed as "champion of tho
east" will get together tonight In a
ten round bout that Is expected to be
one of tho best scrana over ninn horn
It is reported that Attell expects one
oi mo uaracsc ugms oi bis career.
Kllno. who la rnnnldnrnil n "rnmnrl l
, ' vw w ... t
Judges of tho fighting garoo, Is forcing
ms way to mo top in ins class ana has
never been defeated. Ho makes no se
cret of tho fact that ho Is after tho
championship of the world and will
make his clever Callfornlan opponent
oxttind blnioQlf tonlcht
KING SEES WEIGHT FLY.
Edward of England Enthusiastic Over
Pau. March 18. King Edwnrd wit
nessed two flights by Wilbur Wright
and showed enthusiasm over the re
markable accomplishments of tht
Tho weather conditions were highly
favorable. The sky was unclouded, ami
there wns very little breeze. Wilbur
and Orvllle Wright and their sister
Miss Wright, were presented to bin
Wilbur Wright then conducted the
king to the neroplane shed, when' the
latter minutely examined the mech
anism of the machine, which wns dec
orated with American, British nnd
French flags. Ills majesty watched the
preparations for tho ascent with the
greatest Interest, taking a position
with n group for a photograph.
Mr. Wright made the first ascent
alone. He remained in the nlr foi
seven minutes, performing marvelous
evolutions with the utmost precision
around the king and bis party and
coming to the ground without diffi
On the second flight Miss Wright,
wns n passenger. They soared to a
great height and then" skimmed along
the ground and disappeared In the di
rection of Pau. They reappeared after
an Interval of six minutes, descending
amid applause from the king and other
visitors. His majesty warmly congrat
ulated Mr. Wright on his success.
MBS. POTTER GOES FOR GOOD.
Actress Never Expects to See This
New York, March 18. Among the
passengers on the Mauretanla for Eng
land was Mrs. James Brown Potter,
the well known actress. Mrs. Potter
expects never to see the United States
"My American managers didn't give
me a fair chance," said Mrs. Potter,
"I had a straight contract for eight
weeks, and I played only three. They
complained of my work. They didn't
like the two poems I recited 'L'lttle
Boy Blue,' by Eugene Field, nnd
'Memories,' by Mr. White, both of
which have been very popular iniEng
land. They .insisted on my 'reciting
Ostler Joe.' ,. Think .of it 'Ostler
Joe,' which is passe! Why, every
schoolgirl can recite it. Just think of
coming 3,000 miles to recite 'Ostler
Joel' If they had allowed me to do
my work properly it would have been
as popular as in England. I don't
think I ever shall see this country
ROOSEVELT OUTFIT SENT.
Smithsonian Institution Dispatches
Tons of Apparatus.
Washington, March 18. The last of
the outfit for the scientific end of the
Roosevelt African hunting trip was
sent from the Smithsonian Institution
to New York.
Major Edgar Mearns, the chief rep
resentative of the Smithsonian, has
gone to Sagamore Hill for a final con
ference with the ex-presldent before
the party sails next Tuesday.
The scientific outfit weighs several
tons and is packed in big cases for
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL
Closing Stock Quotations.
New York, March 17.
Money on call was IK per cent; time
money and mercantile paper unchanged
In rates. Closing prices of stocks were:
Amal. Copper... 68H Norf. tc West... 8Stt
Atchison 103 Northwestern ..177M
B. & O lOTtt Penn. R. It 130
Brooklyn It. T... 72 Reading 12914
Ches. & Ohio.... 68V4 Rock Island 23
C. CC.&St.L.. TBVi St. Paul 144
D. & II 174t4 Southern Pac.118
Erie 2i Southern Ry.... 24ft
Gen. Electric... 154V4 South. Ry. pf... Gift
III. Central 142 Sugar 130
Int.-Met IE Texas Pacific... 32
Louis. & Nash.. 130 Union Pacific... 178
Manhattan 142 U. S. Steel 45ft
Missouri Pae.... 69 U. S. Steel pf...lll
N. T. Central. ...125 West. Union.... 60
WHEAT Steady, but quiet; contract
grade. March, Jl.Wal.25.
BUTTER Firmer ; receipts, 4,128 pack
ages; creamery, specials, 30c. (official
29c); extras, 29a2Sc; thirds, to firsts,
Baffle.; held, common to special, 20a27c;
process, common to special, 17a23c;
western factory, 16al3c. ; western Imita
tion creamery. 20o21c.
CHEESE Firm; receipts, 1,960 boxes;
state, full cream, special, 15ol6c;
small, fancy, 15c. ; Jarge, fancy, 15c;
good to fine, lSc; winter made, best,
14c; common to prime, Ual4c; skims,
full to specials, 2al2c.
Eaas Receipts, 21,495 cases; state,
Pennsylvania and nearby, fancy, select
ed, white, 23a4o.; fair to choice, 21a22c;
brown and mixed, fancy, 20a2tc; fair to
choice, llaltHa; western, firsts, 19c; sec
POTATOES Easier; domestic, old, In
bulk, per 180 lbs., fZCOoS; pur bbl. or bng,
S2.25aZ.7S; European, per 1G8 lb. bag, S2a
120; Bermuda, per bbl., ts.50a7; sweet, per
DRESSED POULTRY Firm; turkeys,
young, selected, per lb 23c; poor to good,
16a22c; fowls, boxes, 16alGo.; barrels,
14alSc; old roosters, 12c; squabs,
white, per dor., ll.2ia4.2S; frozen turkeys,
No, 1, per lb., BaSc; broilers, milk fed,
fancy, 26a2Sc; corn fed, fancy, 22a24c;
roasting chickens, milk fed, 20a26c; corn
fed, 17a20c; fowls, No. 1, 14aUc; old
roosters, 12c; ducks, No. 1, 17al8c; geese,
No. 1, 12al4c; capons, 24s27c.
HAY ANu STRAW-Steady; timothy,
per hundred, 6Sa85c; shipping, 60c; clover,
mixed, 66&7&C.; rye straw, tlal.120.; small
balos, 2aSc less.
Telegraph Strike Extends
to the Provinces.
GOVERNMENT REFUSES TERMS.
Premier Clemenceau Says Cabinet
Can Do Nothing While Em
ployees Remain Away
Paris, March 18. France haB been
practically completely cut off from tel
egraphic and telephonic communica
tion with the remainder of the world
by the strike of 25,000 government
After much delay, however, tele
phone communication between this
city and London and Berlin was re
stored by means of volunteers from
other branches of the public service.
About 150 military telegraphers are
now at work In the central station,
and naval telegraphers are on their
way here from Brest.
Premier Clemenceau flatly refused to
offer terms to the strikers. He told the
justices of Paris who called to see him
relative to what the government pro
posed to do to end the serious situa
tion and who suggested a bill creating
a superior council of the administra
tion which could consider the employ
ees' grievances that the government
would promise nothing while the em
ployees remained away from their
The premier declared that the strike
was senseless, entailing the gravest
consequences not only to the business
of France, but to the country Itself
from an International point of view.
He pointed out that the government
now was without the highly Important
diplomatic communications and con
cluded by saying: "The employees
want to fight. We accept, but we will
not cede, nnd I am confident that the
The Gtrlke extended rapidly, and the
operators at the bourse station, who
remained at their posts long after the
central station was paralyzed, march
ed out, severing' the last strands, which
Included the French Cable company's
New York-Brest communication. Si
multaneously the failure of the tele
phone operators to make their appear
ance put the final means of quick com
munication out of commission.
The situation In the provinces Is
worse than in Paris, the public service
employees In most of the larger cities
having followed the lead of their Paris
comrades. The international and inter
urban malls are at a standstill, entail
ing heavy business losses. Some of the
larger commercial and financial firms
have sent agents to London, Brussels,
Antwerp, Strasburg and other places,
where they are receiving messages and
The bourses here, at Lyons, Mar
seilles and other centers are at a
standstill owing to the lack of quota
tions from foreign exchanges.
The foreign office, in the midst of
the Balkan crisis, Is unable to commu
nicate with Its representatives abroad,
and, while the government continues
to Insist that it cannot surrender to its
rebellious servants, It is only too ap
parent that the measures thus far
taken to suppress the strike movement
have been Ineffective.
Threats of suspension and dismissal
have only served to bring the employ
ees of the various branches Into closer
union. Reserve operators who were
summoned from the country districts
to Paris refuse to perform service, and
the military telegraphers who were
called upon this afternoon and through
whom it was expected to re-establish
wlro communications were almost help
less before the damaged switchboards
and instruments which the strikers
left behind. Besides, it is now realized
that it is practically impossible to re
place 25,000 trained men in a moment.
It is intimated that the government
will find a way out of the difficulty by
putting forward M. Barthou, minister
of public works, posts and telegraphs,
behind whom M. Slmyan, the under
secretary, can for the present efface
himself. With any one except Slmyan'
to deal with, it is believed the strikers,
the vast majority of whom realize tho
seriousness of the offense they are
committing against the public, would
soon come to terms.
The sympathy of the public Is against
the strikers, o& it is considered that
their grievances are trifling compared
with the interests that are suffering.
MORTGAGE TAX LAW KILLED.
New York Supreme Court Justice De
clares It Unconstitutional.
Ballaton, N. Y., March 18. In the
lult'by tho state of New York against
tho Union Bag and Paper company to
recover taxes due on a mortgage given
to the Trust Company of America,
Justice Spencer banded down a deci
sion declaring tho mortgage tax law
CLEVELAND HONORED TODAY.
President Taft at Memorial Mass
Meeting In New York.
New York, March 18. In the me
tropolis of the nation America Is doing
honor today to the only man who was
ever elected to the presidency, then
defeated for that office and again
elected. Todny would have been the
soventy-second blrthdny of Grover
Cleveland If he had not died last June.
For tho purpose of paying proper trib
ute to his memory the president of tho
United Stntes, the chief Justice of the
United States and the governor of
Now York state enmc here to Join with
tho mayor of New York and other no
tabilities In two great mass meetings.
The first of the two meetings took
place In Carnegie hall today, and the
other will be held this evening in the
great hall of the College of tho City
of New York. Mayor McClellan of
New York presided at the first meet
ing. Addresses lauding the place held
by Mr. Cleveland In tho nation's mem
ory nnd history were delivered by
President Tnft, Chief Justice Fuller,
Governor Hughes nnd others. A let
ter from former President Roosevelt
expressing regret at his inability to
Join In the meeting was read. Richard
Watson Gilder, the famous editor and
poet, who was a close personal friend
of Mr. Cleveland, read an original
Among the purposes of the meetings
is the planning of a permanent memo
rial to the memory of President Cleve
land. Mr. Taft will remain in this section
of the country two days. Tomorrow
morning ho will go to New Haven to
attend a meeting pf the Yale corpora
tion, of which he la a member. He
will return here in time to attend the
dinner of the Yale alumni of New
MORE STEEL WAGES CUT.
Cambria Company Reduces Pay of
18,000 Men 10 Per Cent.
Johnstown, Pn March 18. The Cam
bria Steel company, which employs
18,000 men, announces' a 10 per cent
reduction in wages to take effect April
1. The following notice wns posted In
all departments of the plant:
"On nccount of the recent sharp de
cline in' the market prices of the com
pany's products following the long
continn&I business depression it be
comes necessary to announce a reduc
tion In salaries and wages averaging
10 per cent to take effect on and after
April 1, 1000.
"The reduction ylll affect all em
ployees from the highest to the low
est. There Is a general expectation
that this reduction will enable the
concern to take business It could not
accept with a profit under the old
rates and that Increased activity will
be the result."
ROOSEVELT PLAN ADOPTED.
Senate Creates Committee to Investi
gate Nation's Resources.
Washington, March 18. A commit
tee on the conservation of natural re
sources has been created by the sen
ate, in line with the recommendations
made by former President Roosevelt
and President Taft. '
This Is regarded as the most ad
vanced step thus far taken in the na
tional campaign Inaugurated by Presi
dent Roosevelt. The committee will
consist of thirteen members, eight Re
publicans and five Democrats.
The committee will make a thorough
investigation into all matters affecting
the nntlon's resources.
OPPOSE SUNDAY BASEBALL.
Bishop Colton and Clergymen Object
to Passage of Bill.
Albany, N. Y., March 18. Clergymen
from all over the state bitterly op
posed the McGrath bill to permit Sun
day baseball between 3:30 and 0:30
p. m. nt a hearing before the assembly
"We don't oppose this bill," said the
Rev. Dr. Henry Ward, "on religious
grounds, but In the name of good cltl
zenshlp. I believe that such legislation
is a part of the immigrant influence to
break down American citizenship. Sun
day baseball contributes to Sunday
saloons and draws boys away from
Mr. Ward read letters protesting
against the hill as a desecration of the
Babbath from clergymen, including
Bishop Col ton, head of the Roman
Catholic diocese of Buffalo,
Rain; warmer; variable winds.
KILLED BY FILIPINOS.
Four American 8alore Shot In En
counter Vyith Natives.
Newark, N. J., March 18. Mrs. Wll
Ham Cook of this city, whoso husband,
an enlisted man for the past twenty'
three years Jn tho navy, went to tho
Philippines last July, hears that her
husband has been killed by natives,
Mrs. Cook has received adyices from
tho navy department that Cook and
three others were shot In an encounter
with hostile uatlves.
The Revolutionary Outbreak
PRESIDENT SUPPRESSES NEWS
Captain of the Rural Guard Shot
and Killed by Troops Sent
by Gomez to Santa
Havana, March 18. The revolutlea
In Santa Clara province Is spreading.
and it is reported that more than 2,008
insurgents nre now under arms.
Tho movement is aimed at the over
throw of President Gomez, and the
malcontents seem to be well supplied
with rifles and ammunition.
The first fatality reported is the kill
ing of Captain Lavnsttda of the rural
guard, formerly a friend of Gomes;
who had Joined the Insurgents. He
was shot down by a detachment of the
guard sent from here to suppress the
Insurrection. He made a determined
Lavastlda was reported officially as
having been arrested at Placetas on si
charge of complicity in the insurrec
The government has information of
the spread of the insurrectionary
movement, but it refused to divulge
the contents of its communications. It
is rumored that the uprising is more
serious than the authorities are willing
Secretary of Government Alberdi and
General Machado went to the palace
to confer with President Gomez, lat
er a cabinet meeting was called. The
cabinet remained in session four hours.
when the announcement was made
that the government was wltbont fur
ther advices, except that the fugitives
were surrounded by 1,000 rural guards
and would undoubtedly be captured
President Gomez is in receipt of
many telegrams from officials, veteran
organizations and private cltlzcna
pledging loyalty and active support to
the maintenance of the republic.
Reports from various parts of the
island show an extraordinary concen
tration of the rural guard in the di
rection of Vueltas, Camaguay and
Placetas, apparently far in excess of
the requirements to pursue and enp-
ture the revolutionists.
The government has sent a tele
graphic circular to all mayors through
out the republic declaring the upris
ing to be without Justification and con
veying the thanks of President Gomes
for the assurances of loyalty and sup
port. TRAIN WRECKS STATION.
Four Killed and Thirty Injured tn
Montreal, March 18. Four persows
were killed and thirty others serlouslr
injured ns the result of the blowing
out of a pipe on a locomotive hauling
the Boston express into the Windsor-
street station of the Canadian Pacific
Scalding steam filled the cab, and th
engineer and fireman were forced ts
Jump. The train, without a guiding
nana nt tlie throttle, dashed Into the
statlon, through the granite wall lnt
the women's waiting room and the
Into the rotunda, where the locomotive
after demolishing one massive granite
pillar wns brought to a standstill bjr
The four persons killed were Blttiw:
in the women's waiting room.
Why before Jumping the engineer
failed to bring his train to a standsUS
may never be known, for he Is uncon
scious and Is not expected to live.
FIGHT IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Moros Attack Constables and Los
Eight of Their Number.
Manila, March 18. A dispatch front
Lake Lanno reports that a band cf
hostile Moros attacked Lieutenant Far
long's detachment of constabulary at
Bordong on March 8, and after a sharp
fight eight Moros and two members of
the constabulary were left dead on the
field, while two soldiers and one civil
ian were wounded.
A company of the Twenty-fifth U
fantry and a detachment of scouts
have gone to the aid of Furlong's)
TONSLLITIS CLOSES COLLEGE.
Faculty Deoldes Not to Run Risk ef
Epidemlo Among Girls.
Ithaca, N. Y., March 18. Wells col
lege for girls at Aurora has bee a.
closed on account of tonsllltls in the
Four of tho young ladles are In th
Infirmary, and many more havo b
como afflicted. Rather than run tte
risk of an epidemic tho faculty -elded
to dismiss tho students.