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BILL IS VETOED
Rates On Rew Wool and Cloth
ing Held Insufficient.
Blow to Industry Feared Congress
Urged to fcnact Reasonable Re
duction Before Aojournlng
Washington, D. C. — Holding that
it» low rate» would bring disaster to
home industry. President Taft re
turned to congress with his veto a bill
to revise the wool tariff — schedule
"K" of ths I'syne Aldrich law. This
is the second time that the president
has vetoed the bill within a year.
With the return of the bill, Presi
dent Taft sent an appeal to congress
not to adjourn until a measure had
been enscted substantially reducing
unnecessary protection for the wool
Industry of the country.
The president will follow his veto of
the wool bill with a similar action on
the steel add cotton bills, and it also
is expected that he will veto the ex
cise lax measure on grounds of believ
ing it unconstitutional.
"I stand by my pledges to maintain
a degree of protection to offset the
difference in cost of production here
and abroad, and will heartily approve
any bill reducing duties to this level,"
wrote Mr. Taft.
While the present bill and the one
diaaapproved last year were indentical
in terms, the president's reason differ
ed. He vetoed the former because It
had been framed beforo the tariff
board's rrport the latter because he
said it had been framed with dis
regard for the board's findings.
"Moat of the rates in the submitted
bill," wrote the president, "are so
low in themselves that if enacted into
law the inveitable result would be
irretrievable injury to wool-growing
industry — the enforced idleness of
much of our wool-combing and spin
ning machinery and of thousands of
loumi and the consequent throwing out
of employment of thousands of work
The bill sent to the White house
imposed an ad valorem duty of 29 per
cent on raw wool, and on clothes of 49
percent. Both rates, Mr. '1 aft held,
were insufficient to protect the wool
grower and the manufacturer.
AMERICANS HUNT RAIDERS.
Force to Try to Trap Mlxicans Who
Sierra Blanca, Tex. — Forty Ameri
cans, mounted on fast horses and fully
armed, departed from this town at
dusk Saturday. They went in pursuit
of 200 Mexican rebels, some of whom
crossed the international line south
west of here and raided the Otto
Smith ranch on the American aide,
stealing several horses.
A special train brought Sheriff Ed
wards and 25 deputies and Texas
rangers from El Paso, and this posse
wss increased by cowboys from sur
rounding ranches. Departing shortly
after the sheriff's train was another
train bearing a company of the Twen
ty-second Infantry from Fort Bliss.
The United States soldiers disem
barked at Fort Hancock, 40 miles east
of here and camped near the border.
The sheriff's posse will move along
the border to the west
will be made to catch the rebels, who
are reported to have moved west along
A troop of the Third
(lavairy from Fort Bliss is marching
along the border, perfecting the trap,
if the rebels again enter Texaa.
Fine Gun Ready for Roosevelt.
Auburn, N. Y,—Theodore Roosevelt
will temporarily cease from hie politi
cal campaign within a few days at
Oyster Bay to greet Fred Adolph, an
expert gunsmith, who in his little
shop in Genoa completed one of the
most beautiful weapons ever con
It has been made on the order of
Colonel Roosevelt and will coat him
$750. It is a combination ,25-caUber
rifle and 20-gauge single-barrel shot
gun. The metal work is the best
Krupp steel and the butt is of Circas
sian walnut, with beautiful carving
and gold and silver inlay.
insignia of the Campfire club of Amer
ica and aoid gold inlaid figures of
Hiawatha and Minnehaha form a part
of the decoration on the butt.
Woman's Flight Is Fast.
Salisbury, England—The military
aeroplane competitions at Salisbury
Plain again were interferred with by
Marie Provost, how
ever. Completed the speed test on a
French Deperdusir monoplane with a
maximum of 60 miles an hour, while
Marcel Hanrot and Ixiusie Blériot, In
their monoplanes, finished the gliding
test, in which the machines, each
carrying a full load of nearly 800
pounds, are required to descend a
gradient of one in six with their mo
Bolt’s Damage #30,000.
Helena, Mont.—Reports from Wins
ton, a small mining town 20 miles
from this city, are to the effect that
lightning completely demolished the
building occupied by the poatoflice and
principal store of that place late Sat
urday. The electrical storm is said to
have been the most severe ever ex
perienced in Montana. No one was
hurt and no Are followed the light
ning's work. The damage is estimat
ed at $30,000.
WORKS ON CANAL BILL.
ONE MAN RULE WINE.
Sanats Puts In Day Arranging Rates Senate Adopts Measure Giving Presl-
dent Control of Canal.
Washington, D. C.~ The future of
th® I’ansma canal will rest in the
ksarwlw of as a **z.na.m«n
through the decision of the senate to
support a plan already endorsed by the
By VIRGINIA DLPLY HOLTON
bouae of representatives.
provision giving the president control
of all affaire at Panama, with power
Allan Wetherell smiled a grim re-
senate through amendments to the
to appoint a governor to "complete, iponse to bls brother-in-law's cheery
canal bill. The toll-free provision for govern and operate" the canal zone.
(reeling as the two men met on the
Amsrlcan coastwise ship« as supple-1 .Spurred on by a special message 1:63 suburban train.
"Wbat's on your mind, AIT Is your
men ted by a qualified toll-free pro- , from President left urging the need
of immediate legislation to prvlde for favorite stock down this morning?**
vision for American vessels engaged
the organization of the canal operat Jennings bantered.
in the foreign trade.
ing force the senate made marked
"Nothing so easy as that!** Wether-
A still more important amendment progress on the canal bill. The ques
111 answered as they found seats to
adopted by the senate holds out an in tion of tolls and the proposed free
gether. "Fact is, Hugh, I want to
vitation to foreign-built ships owned passage of American ships was under
put Junior to work during bis summer
by Americans to hoist the American discussion when adjournment was
racatlon, and Barbara, ao aw.eetly rea-
flag and register as American vessels. taken.
lonsble upon all subjects, actually sus
Thia amendment, offered by Senator
A vote probably will be taken on
Williams and adopted by a large vote, Benator Burton's motion to strike pects me of the cruelty of the prover
would authorize American owners of from the house bill that paragraph bial stepmother. Why, she acts like
foreign built ships, now compelled to which would exempt American coast • tigress defending its young every
sail under foreign flags, to bring their wise vessels from the payment of time I speak of it!**
"And I take It that you mentioned
vessels under American registry pro tolls.
this morning," Jennings observed
vided they engaged only in foreign
The senate overturned the recom with a comical sidelong glance at bls
mendations of its committee on inter- companion.
The senate worked for some time on oceanic canals in adopting the plan
"It is a sad commentary upon par
the railroad control feature of the bill. for a single governor.
Senator Bristow opposed the plan for tee hail proposed a commission of rots,” Wetherell continued, disregard
governing railroad controlled vessels three, one to operate the canal, one to ing the lighter vein of bls brother-in-
suggested by the senate and urged the control, and one to administer the law’s remarks, "but It would be better
adoption of the plan passed by the civil government of the canal zone. * tor our children If they were away at
ichool all the year, instead of part
house, which would give the Inter
>f It. Frankly, Hugh. I could manage
state Commerce commission jurisdic
PLAN CELILO-PANAMA FETE.
Junior all right alone, but to manage
bls mother, too. Is beyond my talent!"
"1 see,” said Jennings, grasping the
placet! upon the Williams free ship Idaho
of Great Waterways.
■Ituatlon, but wondering that bis wife,
that no foreign-built ship admitted to
Lewiston, Idaho — The governing who was Wetherell’s sister, had
American registry should be allowed I board of the Lewiston Commercial ihown, In the bringing up of their boy,
to participate in mail-carrying con 'club has taken the initial steps toward oow grown, none of that consummate
tracts unless it was constructed with . holding a I.ewiston-Celilo-I’anama wa- perfection In the art of training chil
particular reference to speedy and I ter way celebration in boodr of the dren that Wetherell so courageously
economical conversion into an auxi completion of the Panama and Celilo boasted of.
liary nsval cruiser.
canals and the opening of the Colum
"I’ll bet Lucy never Interfered when
A somewhat similar restriction was bia and Snake rivers to navigation to you tried to discipline Horace—now,
made upon the granting of the toll- l-ewlston, the farthest inland river did she?"
free privilege to American vessels en point available to sea navigation west
A quick reflection upon the success
gaged in foreign trade.
The pro of the Rocky mountains.
his own boy had turned out to be,
vision adopted by the senate specified
A large provisional committee was convinced Jennings that bls wife bad
that owners of vessels engaged in authorized to take charge of prelimin oot interfered.
foreign trade must agree to sell their ary arrangements and co-operate with
"No, I must confess that I carried
ships to the United States in time of Portland, The Dalles, Pasco and other oot practically all of my own ideas
war or other emergencies in order to river points on a celebration fittingly In Horace's upbringing.”
be exempt from the payment of tolls commemorsting this important event.
Unaccquntably his brother-in-law’s
when passing through the canal.
The provisional committee immediate- admission did not bring the comfort
ships passing . ly will prepare an outline for the pro ¡Wetherell had counted upon. Some
through the canal "in ballast" were posed celebration and will present the how the words sounded offensively
proposed by Senator Johnston, of Ala plan in full to the Columbia and •mug.
bama, and an amendment was adopted Snake River Waterways convention
Hang it all! Horace had never been
to authorize such reduction in rates.
which will assemble at Lewiston, Oc
Another fight developed against the tober 4 and 5.
senate committee's amendment to ex
The plans of the committee will
empt from tolls American vessels in also include inviations to the govern
foreign trade whose owners agreed to ors and officials of the United States
turn them over to the government in government. United States senators
time of war.
and members of the National Rivers
and Harbors congress, officials of the
Panama canal and United States gov
ernment engineers of the
Coast, representatives of the commer
cial bodies of the Pacific Coast and the
San Francisco—In an address before transcontinental railways serving the
the Home Industry
league F. L. Pacific Northwest
The slogan "Lewiston to the Sea”
Washburn, of the Western Meat com
pany, predicted that the Pacific Coast has been suggested and will probably
soon must pay more fer its table be adopted for use on the official flag.
"Prices here,” he said, “are 30 per Long Siegs Expected in Nicaragua
Managua, Nicaragua—Strong pro
cent lower than in Chicago for the
choice cuts and from 10 to 15 per cent tests have been made by the manager
lower than in Seattle, Tacoma and of the American railway to American
Portland, but it won't last. The re Minister Weitzel against the seizure
tailer here has cut his profits to the of the railway recently by armed
lowest possible point in the effort to forces. He asks for protection.
The minister in turn requested the
meet before-the-flre prices.
the explanation of the purely local government to protect the railway,
and received the reply that the govern
difference up and down the coast.
"But, as concerns the general mar ment was anxious to do so, but was
ket, the California and Nevada ranges unable to give the necessary protec
soon will be able to supply the de tion because of the revolution. The
Not enough pork is raised government asked for the assistance dven the Dinner Attained to a Rank
west of the Rockies to supply the lo of an American armed force.
Above an Every-Day Affair.
In response to this request a detach
cal market, yet barley-fed bam is the
of much spirit, anyway! Ten
best and California Is the greatest of ment of American marines was dis
barley states. There is money in it patched from the United States gun to one he had never needed any disci
for the farmer who will raise hogs for boat Annapolis, now stationed at Co- plining!
“Junior gets home from school to
rinto. The marines are now quartered
day, doesn't he?" Jennings inquired,
at the American legation.
Business throughout the country is squaring himself to peruse bls paper.
Deficiency Bill Passed.
"Yes, he does, and instead of Its
Washington, D. C. — The house paralyzed by the revolution.
chants refuse to pay customs dutes. being the happy event it should be,
showed what it could do in the way of
Protests have been sent to the Ameri It threatens the harmony of the house
expediting business by passing the can minister by the American collector hold. Why, the young cub regards
general deficiency appropriation bill general of customs and the American his vacations as nothing more than
carrying $6,182,838; agreeing to the judges of claims commission against long, legitimate entertainments. Vn-
conference reports on the agricultural interference in the matter of the cus fortunately for him, we have enough
skid legislative, executive and judicial toms duties.
to keep him in idleness and spending
bills and declining to agree to the con
ference report on the invalids’ appro
Hsll of Fame la Plan.
"Oh, I’ve known boys to emerge
San Francisco—San Francisco is to ! from under even those handicaps,"
The latter, which carried $160,000,-
Therein the Jennings laughed.
000, contained a provision for the have a Hall of Fame.
"I suppose you refer to your own
abolition of 18 pension agencies. This 20 native sons and daughters of Cali
provision the senate refused to accept. fornia that have done most to reflect offspring," th« disgruntled Wetherell
glory on their state are to be glorified. replied. *‘I congratulate you to the
The temple is being erected by the extent that you had no Interference
Rebels Take Haytian City.
Washington, D. C.—Hajabon, Santo Native Sons. In the main hall are 20 from a well-meaning but mollycod
Domingo, has been captured by rebels oval frames garlanded with laurel dling mother!”
With the complacence of a man with
from Haytian territory, according to wreaths. In each will be placed the
State department advices from Port art glass effigy of one who has helped the credit balance on his side, Jen
The fight whch resulted make history in California.4 Three nings again spread his paper before
in the capture lasted 14 hours. The daughters of the state—Gertrude Ath him.
A moment later he was startled
wounded numbered 200. The rebels, erton, Sybil Sanderson and Mary An
from the contemplation of an article
it is said, crossed from Ounaminthe, derson—are selected for the honor.
by an explosive exclamation from
The Dominican government
Appointment Is Fought.
asserts the defeat of the rebels, with
Washington. D. C.—The senate ju
great losses. Rights of foreigners and
"By Jove! I’ve an Inspiration! TH
diciary committe has been requested get Lucy to help me win Barbara
nations are being respected.
by E. C. Greene, of this city, to re over! I'll ask her to mention her
28 Los Angeles Babies Die.
verse the action of a subcommittee thankfulness that she left her boy’s
Sacramento, Cal. — Ix>s Angeles’ which has reported favorably upon the bringing up to you. She might also
deaths from infantile paralysis dur nomination of Fred E. Fuller for ap suggest something to the effect that
ing July numbered 28, according to pointment as federal judge for the fathers naturally understand boys
duplicate death certificates received Fourth Alaska district It is charged better—that with little girls It Is dif
at the state board of health.
All the by Greene that Fuller after accepting ferent."
victims were children, ranging in ages employment as attorney for the plain
Wetherell’s face had already bright
from two to ten years.
There have tiff in a lawsuit, accepted employment ened with the idee. His spirits took
been several hundred cases of the dis from the defendant in the same case. a mercurial leap.
ease in Southern California during the
"I've a notion to take the next
Extend Pacific Highway.
last several months.
train back and get Lucy to go over
San Francisco—The full length of
to see Barbara beforo Junior gets
Explosion May Be Accident.
the Pacific highway, as its founders
Washington, D. C.—The Haytian
"Oh, no! no, I wouldn't do that I
minister to Washington, Solon Metoe, boundary on the north and to Mexico
Jennings quickly protested.
received from his government con City on the south. The third annual
firmation of the palace explosion and congress of the Pacific highway asso
"Because—because," Jennings be
the killing of the president.
lamely, "never take any Impor
plosion was accidental and resulted Mexican government to extend the
tant step without mature considera
from a fire in the powder magazine, highway from San Diego southward
tion.” bo finished.
to the Mexican capital.
his advices say.
Washington, D. C,—Agreement was
reached by the senate late Friday to
take m final voU on the i’ana/na canal
administration bill and all amend
ments to It.
Further Important concessions to
American shipping were made by the
RISE IN MEAT PRICES SOON
DUE FOR PACIFIC COAST
"Nonsense, man I That's good ad
vice for some cases, but it ¿oesri’t
apply to this one. I’ve a better Idea
yet. 1’11 telephone Lucy the minute
I get to tho office!"
"What's the use of being in such a
hurry about It?” Jennings demanded,
now openly exasperated.
Wetherell looked at him in surprise.
"Why, wbat are you so worked up
"1*11 tell yotf what," Jennings laid
his hand upon Wetherell’s arm as
though to detain him, "just leave it
to me and 1'11 fix it for you. I’ll see
that Barbara gets ’he advice if I have
to give it to her mvself," he declared.
Implying a magnanimous sacrifice
upon bls own part.
Their conversation quickly veered
in another direction as a fellow sub
urbanite joined them.
That night as Wetherell rounded
the corner that brought his bouse into
view, bls spirits mounted in anticipa
tion of seeing his boy.
And when the click of bls key In
the door brought a veritable young
athlete in appearance, pouncing upon
him with childish affection, Wetherell
forgot the deeded issue in the sublim
ity of that moment
As be regarded the handsome, boy
ish face before him, with its fearlessly
frank eyes, he came more nearly than
ever before to an understanding of
bis wife's tender solicitude for the |
Barbara's kiss and smile of wel
come seemed if anything a little hear
tier than usual this evening, as though
doubly anxious that all should be In
Even the dinner attained to a rank
above an every-day affair. Ellen, the
cook, adored th« boy who had, in
years gene by. plundered her sweet
meats at the most inopportune mo
ments and tantalized her In every con
ceivable way. Nevertheless, in his
years away at school, her happiest
time had been when preparing the
contents of a "feast box" to be sent
Tonight there appeared in goodly
array all of Junior’s favorite dishes,
wlthKlIen carefully scanning his plates
upon their return to the kitchen, and
a solicitous inquiry from th« serving
maid as to how "Master Junior" was
enjoying himself. Of this he assured her
in person at the end of the meal.
Then he joined his parents for a
chat. Flinging himself upon the couch,
piled with pillows, he exclaimed:
“Gee. but this Is the the first real
soft place I've lain on since I left
"Why. was your bed at school
hard?" Mrs. Wetherell’s motherly in
stinct Instantly asserted Itself.
"Well, they're not exactly like thia,
mother. But you could hardly expect
“I told you I ought to have gone
back with him and settled him. Al
lan!” casting a glance of mingled re
gret and reproach toward her hus
Suddenly Junior spoke:
"Say, folks, do you know what I’m
going to do this summer?"
Wetherell felt a gloomy apprehen
sion settle upon him. The achieve
ment of disciplining his son during
this vacation seemed suddenly de
"No. what, dear?" It was his moth
er who answered. Her voice was of
a syrupy sweetness that already im
plied her assent.
"I’m going to work!" the boy an
His father, after the first startled
moment of comprehension, experi
enced a pang of remorse, known only
to a father who has underestimated
While his mother, with the sensi
tiveness of a weathervane to the
slightest change of wind, shifted her
attitude to meet the prevailing mood
of her boy.
"So you think you would like to try
your wings a little, do you. dear?"
His wife’s ton j of docility amazed
Wetherell no less than his son’s
Upon reaction, however, his brain
fairly sang a paean of joy! By Jove!
a boy that could bo trusted to disci
pline himself was a wonder!
The proud father was even consid
ering an automobil« as a reward for
such virtue, when his cherubiq off
spring spoke his answer:
"It’s not exactly that,” he explained,
"but you see I'm up for a certain frat
at school and they’ve put up th« stunt
that in order to qualify wo’vo got to
work for two months during our va
APPETITE HARD TO SATISFY
Young Man With Palate That Must
Be Tickled and Tempted Glvee
Order for Fish Feathers.
The young man did not know what
he wanted to eat. His appetite was
poor. His palate must be tempted and
tickled. He scanned th« menu card
again and again. Finally with a sigh
of resignation, he said to the waiter:
“Bring me some fish feathers."
"Fish feathers!" exclaimed the wai
“Yes! Fish feathers. And I want
’em tonight—not next week!"
Tho waiter retired for a conference
with the chef, the captain and the
"No such dish here,” was his re
port. “There ain't any such tAlng.
There never was such a dish in New
The young man arose and sighed
"That’s what I’ve been told by ev
ery waiter in New York," he remark
ed sadly. "But if you will drop a line
to George M. Bowers, the commis
sioner of fisheries in Washington, he
will correct your mistake, enlighten
your ignorance, project a shaft of
thought into that granite which grows
above your shoulders.”
He sighed a third time, stretched
himself slowly, and added:
"Mr. Bowers will tell you that fish
feathers are a delicacy. They aro ta
ken with salt water on their tails."
The hen went gloomily into the
The Old Days.
A political worker—it was in th«
"old" days—went to a member of th«
legislature of his state and asked for
a job as door-tender.
"Find a door without a door-tender
and you can have it," were th« big
The worker looked around for sev
eral days and then reported.
"I can’t find a door without plenty of
"Nary door. Guess 1*1 go home."
"Walt a bit You’ve been a good
party worker. I'll have a door cut for
BONDS OF SYMPATHY.
"Ther« was on« consolation for our
crew when they lost that race."
"And what was that?"
"They were all In the same boat"
Spread of the Idea.
"Slyker, they charge you with hav
ing gained membership in the club
by deceit misrepresentation and
forged references. You’ll have a trial,
of course, but a majority vote will ex
"That’s all right, Hawkins; I’ll have
Ho (mournfully)—I wonder, when a
wife gets all her rights, as you women friends enough at the trial to make it
a tie vote. I’ll vote with my friends,
by George, and I'll pull through as
He—I wonder if any judge will say easy as falling off a log."
a husband has a right to go through
Woman the Martyr.
his wife’s pockets?
"My husband objects to me belong
ing to more than five clubs.”
Would Be Terrible.
"The monster! Why don't you get
"The doctors ar« going to operate
"Well, It's this way. My present
club dues are very heavy, and my
"Something about the coat of her
husband is one of these pig-headed
stomach, I understand.”
brutes who would rather go to jail
"I hop« they don’t find ft out of
than pay alimony."
style. She’d never get over that."
Or Vice Versa.
His Understanding of IL
"Papa, what Is th« name of thia
"Bobby, what was the preacher’s station?"
”Tb« conductor says it’s King*»
"Something about Its .being easier Landing."
for a camel to go through the Iowa
"King's landing? Why. it must
needle than for a rich man to go to have been named for Rex Beach!"
Not Very Deep.
"When a man has good qualities,
"Didn’t you tell me you bought a don't you like to see them coming
lot at Mosquito Beach?”
out in his baby?"
"Not if he happens, in the way of
"How deep is ft?”
his good qualities, to be a wlde-av.’ak»
“About three feet at high water."