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TIIE OMAHA DAILY
BEE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 11M:.
Now located In the new
retail renter, Howard
the; old reliable store which now occupies its new quarters in the new
Christmas Dress Goods of Ex
traordinary : Value at Small
Cost for Monday's Shoppers.
What Khali I (five for Christmas? Not
a troublesome question to decide If you
will hut visit our Iress fioods Department
Mmday morning. Tear out this advertise
ment, bring It with you. let us help you.
It la not necessary to be. extravagant
there' are hundreds of pretty dress goods
at. small cost. Mnke the gift practical.
REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE FEW
TO SEND THEM GIFTS.
. ' Pretty all wool cheviots, good weight,
wearahle thn whole year 'round, fine line
of colors, toe a, yard. All wool French
serges, navies, brown, tan, green, 60c a
yard. Pretty bright plaids. No youngster
ever had too many waists or dresses they
st but little 25c, &"c and r,c a yard.
REMEMBER THE OLD FEOPLE
Our black dress goods department baa
provided many pretty things along this
line, soft finished nun's veiling. 50c to $1.00.
lne silk finished light weight German
PrtjneTUa, 75c to II. M. Black China wash
ailks, Gflc to S1.00. Slack Messallne, a most
-charming fabric, II. 00 and It. 25 a yard.
'Many other pretty silks that will be of In
terest to you.
REMEMRER THE INVALID.
, Ho they will be glad to have the memory
of this Christmas stay with them, rretty
challls for a dressing sarnue, or much
better, make It enough for a full dress, In
rich plain black or blue ground with tiny
dots of white. Perhaps you would, rather
have all black, such as silk finished Hen
riettas. 7jc. $100, 11.25. All wool batiste,
the pretty, soft clinging fabrics, 60c, 65c,
7Gc, t.00. 11.2S. $1.30. 11 75 a yard.
RKMRMP.T5R THOSE WHO HAVE
SERVED YOU FAITHFULLY.
It. la not how much you spend on Christ
mas glfta that will make thorn a success.
Something useful, something practical for
a pretty waist. aklrt or a full dress.
Hundreds of pretty remnants at small cost.
Maka it a point to look them over.
. Th newest colorings and stitching are
shown in this great holiday display.
Three button dress gloves In white, yellow
or mode, made with fancy embroidered
back and wrist, at $1.35 per pair.
Eight-Inch Mosqultnlre gloves In glace
and Suede, the correct dress glove In
black, white, mode and gray, at $2.00 per
Fosterlna Trefousse and Valuer's
Olaves A-btttton lengtll. with new fas
lenlng and stltchlngs In Wnck, white,
brown, braver and gray, at $1.00 pr pair.
Fowlor, Dorothy and Verlalne Gloves
3-lnittoti lengths, an excellent medium
price glove, In all popular shades, at $1.50
v GLOVE CERTIFICATES.
, Huy Olove Certificates here and let the
one you wish to remember select her own
shade and aire. They are redeemable at
any time upon presentation at our Glove
; Nw Holiday Ribbons.
Our ribbon department Is filled with
dainty new ribbona sultnbln for girdles, also
some rery pretty effect In Persian and
floral design for maklpg opera and Kens
Nothing more appropriate for a gift than
one of these pretty hues.
' New effects In Roman stripes and plaids
suitable for hair rlbbor.s, 40c yard.
New designs in girdle ribbons at 6rtc, 75c
and $1.00 a yard.
Dainty effects for making opera and
Kensington bags In flower designs at 11.25,
, 11.75, $2.25, $4.00 a yard.
CT I TC CI' V TAD 1C IVHlPTCn
MAIL JLi.l.-UUlV lj LlLll'lLUl
Sum Official it Aecuied of Bnbinjr
federal Land Inspector.
' ' a-ai-aat
CATTLEMEN CHARGED WITH SAME OFFENSE
It la Aliased that They Ialrf I,dOO
to Thomas A. Ryan to "oppress
Report Against Fraod
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 1G.-The federal
grand Jury, which has been Investigating
government land frauds in Kansas, tonight
returned an indictment against State Sen
ator V. Dumnnt Smith on the charge of
Influvnclng a federal officer to neg'eet Ma
duties. Five other Indictments were re
turned.' Senator Smith is one of the most
prominent republican politicians in the
Smith is state senator from a district in
the southwestern corner of the state, com
prising eighteen counties. He Is charged
Jointly with his law partner, Roscoe Wil
son, with conspiracy to violate the federal
law which provides a penalty for Influen
cing for a consideration any government
official en any matter then pending before
C'harajea la Indictment. .
It la alleged In the Indictment that Smith
ajul Wilson, for a consideration, influenced
the opinion and actions of T. E. Ryan,
formerly special agent in the government
lund office In land, fraud cases which he
waa investigating In Hodgeman county,
Kansas. According' to the allegations the
men Implicated In the cases under consid
eration were approached by Wilson, who
toW them that he and Senator Smith could
"fix It up"-if they would raise the sum of
$2,600. This waa- raised and divided equally
between Smith, Wilson and Ryan, the gov
ernment agent. It is alleged that Ryan
then reported to his superiors that he had
Investigated the cases and found that the
four men who contributed the money were
no gulrty of making fraudulent entries of
land In Hodgeman county and that there
wa nt evidence to warrant their arrest.
The tour land owners Implicated are W,
A. Hannah, P. A. Palmer. Charles J. John-
VPA tO &
THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS
The Christmas thought fills the entire store. The array of Gift things is magnificent and ye
r ctiii Hninrr cninriiH m rHm nHkincr for the needs of the individual and the home. Put
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Our Fur Section.
is a Mecca for Christmas shoppers. The men like to shop here, for
what woman would not appreciate one of our pretty Neck Scarfs or a
Muff for a Rift. When you buy here you got our guarantee of perfect
Blended Opossum Cluster Scarfs, $.V00, $7.o0, fft.oO each.
Natural Marten Cluster Scarfs at $3.00, $7.60, $10.50, $12.50 and
Natural Squirrel, latext novelties In Neck Pieces, at $4.50, $o.00,
$6.50, $7.50, $10.00 and $12.50.
Rupulan Sable Squirrel Storm Collars and other fancy Neck Pieces
at $15.00, $18.50, $22.00, $25.00, $32.50 and $42.50.
Black Astrakhan Coats, 22 and 24-lnch lengths, $40.00 and $45.00
Krlmmer Coats. 22 and 24-inch lensths, $50.00 and $60.00 each.
Hudson Bay and Canadian Otter Coats, $150 and $195 each.
Natural and Blended Squirrel Coats, in blouses, fitted and 36 and
45-inch auto styles. Prices, $75.00, $85.00, $98.00, $110 and $175.
' New Cloth Coats, in all thtir beauty and newness, are to be seen
on our second floor.
Mannish Coats in mixed materials. Black Tight-Fitting Coats, Em
pire Coats and Half-Fitting Coats. Pfic.es, $10.00, $12.50, $15.00,
$20.00, $25.00, $30.00, $35.00 each.
Christmas Neckwear for Men.
When you don't know what to buy hrni
for Christinas, come In and see our pretty
line ot holiday neckdrces for men. One
can't have too many tics, always accepta
ble as a gift. The English square and wide
four-in-hand 'are the popular shapes. Oui
patterns are different from those shown
elsewhere, a great variety to choose from.
Trices from 50c to $2.00 each.
Christmas Novelties on Second
Fancy baskets, boxes, pictures, burnt
wood pieces, hand painted llnon olecca,
leather novelties, pin cushions, sofa pillows,
It will pay you to look through them, for
these novelties are not only pretty, lut all
are useful and will make acceptable gifts.
These novelties range In price from 25c,
oOc, 75c, $1.00 up to $6.01) each.
Umbrellas for Gifts.
These new umbrellas have been In the
store less than ten days, which means you
have a selection from the latest handles,
good silks finished on the best of frames.
Keautiful designs in handles suitable for
either lady or man. If you want to send
them out of the city we will pack them
carefully for you so there will be no dan
ger of breaking.
Our $5.00 line Is exceptionally large and
embraces some of the prettiest handles of
At $6.00, $8.00, $10.00. $12.00 -and $15.00 we
ahow a beautiful line of Imported handles.
ll.&O. $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00 umbrellas, al
most every kind of good handles, all made
tip In the best manner.
w e are headquarters tor holiday um
brellas. This department Is located left
of main entrance.
Open Evenings Until Christmas.
rlon nd e,rK" Montague. P. A. Palmer
was probate Judge of Hodgeman county
I and Johnston waa. one of the county com
' misslonera when the offense Is alleged to
have taken place.
An Indictment waa returned against
Ryan, the special agent, tonight, charging
him with receiving money or other valua)le
consideration for allowing his opinion and
actions to be influenced in a case under his
The home of T. E. Ryan la ot St. Charles.
111. He is the son of former Congressman
Smith Attorney for Stockmen.
Senator Smith is attorney for some cat
tlemen who were Indicted a week ago to
night for alleged illegal fencing ot govern
ment land and conspiracy to defraud by
this some grand Jury. He waa one of thn
original hackHi-s of I'nlted States Senator
J. R. Burton, recently convicted by the
federal court at St. Louis.
Senator F. Dumnnt Smith is also the
author of the state oil refinery bill, passed
by the state legislature at the time of the
anti-Standard oil tight last winter and
afterward held unconstitutional by the su
preme court of Kansas.
The giand Jury also Indicted J. E. Bilby,
L. C. Bilby und J. II. Drain of Walhice
county, for making fraudulent land entries.
An Indictment was returned against J. W.
Hlggins, assistant postmaster at Landing.
Kan., charging him with stealing $1,300 of
OMAHA WITNESS IS WANTED
12. H. Owen, Robbed at Sions City,
Falls to Appear Against Al-
SlOt'X CITT, la., Dec. 16.-(Special.V-The
police are looking for E. R. Owen, a
traveling salesman for the Piano Player
company of Omaha. He claimed to have
been the victim of a bold holdup In the
Nelson saloon, in the stock yards district,
and upon the strength of his complaint two
bartenders and a third man were arrested,
Owen having signed the Informations. But
when the prisoners were arraigned In the
police opurt Owen was not on hand to
prosecute and the court issued a bench
warrant for him. Owen told the police the
gang took his sample case from him and
he gave every evidence of having been
badly beaten up.
BTIPfl FY JEWELER
gmJ ML JLJU H "HE3ELL3
Til f 11 ll l nn btssf.! . . wF
Christmas Handkerchief Headquarters.
All linen embroidered handkerchiefs 15c,
23c, 50c and 75c.
All linen embroidered handkerchiefs, six
in box, $!.;( and $.1.00 a box.
All linen initial handkerchiefs, 15c each
and 5c per box; 25c each, $1.40 a box.
and $1.50 a box cf six.
Men's linen handkerchiefs, 10c, 15o, 20c,
2&c, 50c and 75c each.
Men's linen Initial handkerchiefs, 26c
each. $1.40 a box, and 35c each, $2.00 a box
Men's embroidered handkerchiefs, SOc and
Special Monday Women's French hand
embroidered linen handkerchiefs, $1.75 and
$1.60 values, Mondny, $1.00 each.
A sensible gift, and what woman would
not be pleased with this dainty neckwear.
Styles are exclusive.
Fancy collars made of silk, lace and chif
fon. 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, up to $6.00
Wash stocks 50c, 75c, $1.00 up to $10 each.
Hand embroidered top collar and cuffs,
$2.00 up to $!.50 n set.
Top collars and cuffs, made of embroid
ery or lace. 50e, 75c. $1.00. $1.25, $1.50, $1.75
and $2.00 a set.
Lace or embroidered chemisettes, $1.00
up to $10 00 each.
The Men's Department.
Is filled with articles that will make use
ful gifts, such as bath robes, right shirts.
half-hose, silk sua-
lenders, scurf pins, cuff
fobs, handkerchiefs, gloves, collars and
cuffs and umbrellas.
Men's Furnishing Department Is located
In south aisle, convenient from either entrance.
and Sixteenth Streets
DEFIANCE TO CZAR
(Continued from First Page.)
been collision in the streets of the city. A
letter written December 11, and brought
through by a special engine, which waa
riddled with bullets, says that -every dead
wall In Riga bears posters urging the mob
to attack the gentry and capitalists.
lotlny at Moscow.
BERLIN, Dec. 1. The Muscow corre
spondent of the Lokul Anxeiger telegraphed
as follows from that city at 11:10 a. m.
The ferment in tho Moscow garrison over
bad rations and numerous arrests resulted
today in an open mutiny of the Rostoff
renudler regiment. The grenadiers freed
their arrested comrades by turce, selaed
the arsenal with the stores of arms and
munitions and disposed machine guns be
fore the narracKa.
Later the grenadiers Instead of the usual
order of the day Issued a series of economic'
and political riemunds, and the command of
the regiment was taken over by a commit
tee of twenty elected by the mutineers.
The men of the Astrakan regiment and
the Cossacks refused to move against ths
The telegraph and post services have been
A dispatch to the Lokal Anxeiger from
Riga, dated Wednesday, December 1, via
lrhlp to Reval, then by messenger to
St. Petersburg and thence by courier to
Eydtykuhnen, East Prussia, today says:
Lithuanian workmen today attempted to
force their way into an electric light power
houxe which waa occupied by troops. A vol-
ey was fired Into the crowd, killing twelve
en. The rest fled.
All the factory employes are striking and
business is suspended.
The Lithuanian revolutionists hold all the
approaches to the town, seize all vehicles
and slaughter the horses.
AMERICANS ENTERTAIN KING
Carlos of Portagal Is the Carat
Ambassador and Mrs. Motor,
miek la Paris.
PARIS. Dec. IS The American embasxy
was the scene of a brilliant reception to
night when King Carlos ot Portugal was
the guest of honor of Ambassador and Mrs.
McCormlck- The embassy was beautitully
decorated for the orcssion. the corridors
and sulous being filled with flowers and
plant. The bund of the Republican Guard,
which was stationed in the vestibule, played
the Portuguese national anthem as King
Carlos entered, accompanied by Ambarsi
dor Marquis De Muni and Marquise de Muni
and the notabilities of the king's suite wear
ing evening dress. The party proceeded to
the reception salon, where it was received
by Ambassador McCormlck and Mrs. Mc
Cormlck. Mrs. McCormlck wore a blue mid
brocaded gown. King Carlos was most
gracious and chatted at length with his
host and hostess and mingled democrat
ically with the guest a Charlemagne Toner,
American ambassador to Germany, and
Mrs. Tower, Count Tarconca, Count Arnoso,
Captain Pinto Mas to. Count and Countess
Iuls Gontaut-Blron. Count and Countess I
D'HosJonville, Count and Countesa Jean De
Cartellane. Prince and Princess Amede Do
Brogllera, Mme. Andre and Mra. Lclsbmao,
retail center on this week's shopping list.
Those pretty house sacques are much ad
mired by the ladies.
Cream nuns' veiling sacques. hand em
broidered yoke and buttonhole edgo finish
on sleeves; very handsome.
Fleeced outing flannel sacques In light
and dark colors, some made m kimono
style; flannelette sacques made with lay
down collars, light and .dark collars
prices, 75c, $1.00. $1.25, $1.60. 11.75. SI.00 and
Japanese silk kimonos or house sucques.
hand embroidered; very new and rretty.
Prices, IS "0 and $7.60 each.
Outing Flannel Gowns.
A comfortable sleeping gown will maka
a useful gift, therefore appreciated.
Women's gowns made of good c.-tallty
putlng flannels. In neat stripes, nnuu,,
braid trimmings, also In plain colore, light
blue, pink and white, neat styles In black
and white figured outing nann..-.
with military collars. Prices. c. t:c, $1.00,
$1.26, $160, 11.76 and 12 60 each.
Knitted Goods Practical for
Misses' blouse sweaters $2.50 each.
Misses' Norfolk, sweaters $3.50 etch.
Ladles' blouse sweaters $3.00 each.
Ladles' blouse sweaters, with breast
pocket, $4.00 each.
Lad Ins' Norfolk sweaters $5.00 each.
Ladles' extra fine Norfolk sweaters $7.60
Ladies' and misses' embroidered French
flannel short underskirts at $2.25, 14. 50 each
Ladles' and misses' wool knitted petti
coats from $1.00 to $2.26 each.
Bilk head and shoulder shawls from $1.00
to $(.00 each.
. Hand spun Spanish lace scarfs, in black.
three yards long, at $12.50, $13.60 and $14.60
Crocheted slippers, hoods, fascinators and
One yard for collar and cuffs, or it larger
amount for dress trimmings, makes a pres
ent that will please any lady. Prices, $3.5",
$3.75. $4.60, $5.00, $6.00, $760, $S.OO and $10.00
Do not forget that pretty veiliujs make
A large assortment of fancy veilings,
from 25c to $1.25 a yard.
Chiffon veilings In new and delicate
shades for automoblllng, at 75c a yard.
Requlrea three yards.
First Floor Novelties.
Ladles' toilet sets, containing brush
comb, mirror and hat brush, also seta of
comb and brush only; manicure t.ota, mili
tary brush sets, shaving seta, smoking sets,
ebenoid toilet and manicure artlcl-a, ptilT
boxes, etc. Pricea range, at 25c. 50.;, 85c,
$1.00, $1.50, $2.00 and up to $S.50 each
wife of the American minister to Turkey,
After dinner a musicale was given in the
ball room. M. Renaud of the opera singing
and Mille. Le Comte of the Comedle Fran
caise reciting monologues. The king waa
a most interested listener and frequently
applauded. He departed at midnight.
BRITISH CAMPAIGN BEGINS
Jw Premier Will Make First Speech
la London and Mr. Balfear
Omens In Leeds.
TTONDON. Dec. 1.-The great poliOal
campaign In the United Kingdom will be
fairly Inaugurated during the coming week,
when the new prime minister. Sir Henry
Campbell-Bannerman, will speak at Albert
Hall, London, and Mr. Balfour at Leeds. It
Is expected the respective leaders of the
government and opposition will then out
line the main Issues and platforms of their
parties. Alfred Lyttelton, colonial aeoretnry
In Mr. Balfour's cabinet, speaking at Learn
Ington tonight, said the unionists would
place their fiscal policy before the country.
This is taken to mean that some modifier
tion of what Is known as the Chamberlain
policy la Intended. Mr. Lyttelton also said
the unionists would base their tight against
the liberals on Sir. Henry Campbell-Ran-nerman's
well known home rule proclivities
With regard to the fiscal policy Mr. Lyttel
ton, who may be understood aa speaking for
the unionists, said the whole policy of his
party would be for the prevention of un
fair competition and colonial preference.
Christmas week will bring an enforced
truce between all the parties so far as an
active campaign is concerned, but the ac
tlvity will begin after the new year.
The campaign. It Is thought, will be short
and aharp. Writs are expected to Issue
January S, which means that most of the
elections will be over by January 25, though
actually aome of the constituencies have
until January . At any event, the elec
tions will be decided within the month of
January and Parliament will meet Feb
One of the most interesting pieces of
news developing In the week Is the prac
tical certalntv thst Lord Curxon of Kedles-
ton. former viceroy of India, will represent
the City of London In the House of Coin
mons In succcsslou to Sir Joseph Dimsdale.
type of pure ta
ble oil producible.
AT ALL. GROCERS
Pre. Dec. IT,; Wi.
On Third Floor.
Here the girts are plentiful. If you are
looking' for the useful kind.
Silk embroidered flannel for the baby,
down to 5o per yard.
Baby lap robo blankets nt WV curb.
Flannel skirt patterns at $1.00. $1.25, $1.60
Embroidered waistlngs at 25c, tVe and
75c per yard.
Swansdown for Kinionas at l"c, l.V, 25c
35c per yard.
Down comforts at $2.95, t.VOO, $ii.0O. T..
$7.50, $12.00, $18(0, $.'0.00. $23.00 each.
Wool comforts at $3.00, $4.00. $5.o. $11.00
Robe blankets for children, at $1.' each.
Robe blankets for ladlea or gentlemen.
at $1.75, $200, $.'.26. I2.FO, $2.75. I3.0O. 3.60,
14.00. 4.50, 5.50, (S.50 each.
Cord and tassels to match the blankets,
at 50c per set.
Toll du Nord" Gingham, neatly done up
with gold bands around, 10 yard dress pat
terns, at $1.25 per pattern.
'Viyella" flannel for waists or men's
shirts, at 75c per yard.
Bed blankets, white, gray, red, tan or
fancy plaids, all prices.
Cotton comforts from $1.00 up.
Baby crib blankets from 4c up.
Christmas . Suggestions From
.Our Linen Department. .
Real hand embroidered Chinese Grass
Linen 8carfs, $8.75, $10.00, $12.00 each.
Real hand embroidered Chinese Grass
Linen Center Pieces. $3.75. $4.00. $4.50, $4.73,
$5.00. $7.50 and $10.00 each.
Real hand embroidered Chinese Grass
Linen Plate Dollies, $1.50, $1.75 each.
Real hand embroidered Chinese Grass
Linen Tumbler Dollies, $1.00 each.
Real Irish Embroidered Scarfs, $1.60, $1.75.
$1.85. $2.00, $2.75, $3.73. $4.50. $7.50 each.
Real Irish Embroidered Lunch Cloths,
$1.75. $2.00, $2.50, $2.76, $3.00, $3.60, $1.00, $4.50,
Real Cluny Lace Scarfs. $7.50, $10.00, $12.00.
Resl Cluny Lace Tea Cloths. $7.50, $10.00,
$12.50. $15.00. $17.50, ljft.no, $25.00 each.
Real Cluny Ince Table Cloths, 2Vx2t4
yards, round. $45.00, $00.00 and IfAOO each.
Real Irish Hand Embroidered Bed
Spreads. $J0.00 each.
Real Japanese Bed Spread!". $13.00. $25.00.
$45 00. $50.00. t(V 00, $75 00 each.
Fine Hemstitched H'.ick Towels, 75c, $1.00.
$1 26. M.M and $2.00 a-tch.
Real Torchon T,ace Scarfs, $2.50, $.1.00 and
Real Torchon Lace Center Pieces, $1.00,
$1 25. $1.35 eAch.
Real Evelet Embroidered Dollies. 35c,
Rop, 75e each.
Real TrMi Embroidered Plate Dollies,
50c. 75c. $1 00 each.
Alt our table cloths and nankins are
noMlv boxed, one set In a box. for a
C-efinRS gift. Prices p-r set. $5.00, $7.50,
$10.00. $12.00. $15.00. $20.00. $25.00.
The best holiday gifts are useful gifts j
and one of the most useful Is a pair of I
hose. Our staple lines eomnrlse excellent I
values, both in lisle and cotton.
we nave a smenntn wearing couon nose.
all black or mark witn maco nee;a ana
toes, made with extra snliclng, put up three
pt'S In A box. for $1.00.
French lisle hose re noted for their ex-
celler.t wearing oosiitl-s and there Is a fit
and sane about them which is f'llly ap
tireelated bv wesrers of good hosiery.
T'sln b'sek French lisle hose, ffic, $1.00,
$1.50 nd $"00 a nalr.
Plain btsek thread silk hose. $1.60. $2.00.
j $?.2C and $2.50 a pair.
It is recognized in all political circles that
Lord Curxon is one of the coming men and
a petition now circulating in the city Is re-
eeivlng signatures Irrespective of creed or
party. Lord Curzon's friends say he will i
let eft. He is a conservative
RAYNARD REPLIES TO ROOT
President of Isle of p'lnes Qnotes from
Constitution of Cuba to Prove
HAVANA, Dec. IB Charles Kaynard
president of the Isle ot Pines association.
followed today, by advice of his attorneys, .
a letter in reply to Secretary of Stute
Root's communication of November Ti in
which the secretary outlined to Mr. Hay
nard the attitude of the United States gov
ernment toward the proposed formation of
the territorial government In the Island as
part ot the United States.
Mr. Kaynard contradicts Mr. Root's
statement that the Isle of Pines Is lawfully
subject to the Cuban government and says
the Cuban republic exists solely by virtue
of a constitution, the terms of which
expressly exclude the Isle ot Pines from
the domain of the republic. The Piatt
amendment passed by the Cnltcd States
congress, he says, also remains In force
until It Is repealed or modified, and every
officer of the American government, no '
matter how high, is bound under its terms
to consider the Isle of Pines outside tho
Cuban control and Jurisdiction, personal
opinions of such officers to the contrary (
The letter saya that Secretary Root's
opinion as to the validity of the claim of
the United States to the Isle of Pines Is
directly opposed to the opinions of Presi
dent McKlnley, Secretary of State Hay
and General Leonard Wood, and It quotes
aome official acts and unofficial remarks to
HOLDUP ON NORTHERN PACIFIC
Safe In Express Car on Westbound
Limited Blown Open at Hill,
SPOKANE. Wash-. Dec. 16. The North
Ccast Limited Express No. 1, westbound on
the Northern Pacific railway, was held tp
and robbed fifteen miles -ent of North !
Yakima, Wash., at 7 o'clock tonight. Two
masked men compelled the engineer it
stop the train, run the locomotive, mail nd
express cars half a mile west of the bal
ance ot the train. They dynamited the ex
press car, shattered the through and locil
safea and decamped with the contents. The
amount of plunder obtained is unknown.
The contents of the through safe are known
only at terminal points, the menrieriger not
bring in possession of the information.
No report was received tonight as to the
contenta of the local safe, but It is declared
to have been light, as the train does com
paratively little local business.
The sheriffs of Yakima and Kittitas coun
ties have poKes n pursuit of the bandits.
Passengers were not molested ar.d no one
waa Injured. No lepnrt ass received as t
shot being flrtd.
SENATE PASSES CANAL BILL
Enitrgausj Appropriation for $11,000,000
ApproTtd by Upper Home.
CONDEMN EMPLOYMENT OP PRESS AGENT
Itlll Amended to Require ttahmla-
Ion to Congress Estimates
for All Salaries !mf
WASHINGTON. lce. Hi. The si-nate to
day passed the Panama canal emergency
appropriation bill, but that result was not
J attained until the debate on the bill had
been continued the greater port of the
day to the exclusion of practically all other j
business. Set speeches were made by Mr. i
Bacon In advocacy of his amendment re
quiring estimates for canal commission
salaries; by Mr. Allison who devoted him
self largely to the details of the bill; by
Mr. Culberson, who criticised tho employ-
ment of Mr. Bishop as a "press agent;" by
Mr. Stone, who criticised the purchase of
American ships to carry Pnnama supplies
In face of the announced determination
to go abroad for vessels under the condi
tions existing and by Mr. Newlands, who
expressed the opinion that the construction
of the canal should have been entrusted
to the gulf survey.
A substitute for Mr. Bacon's amendment
offered by Mr. Hale waa accepted. It
specifically requires that congress shall be
supplied with regular estimates of all
salaries except those paid to laborers,
skilled and unskilled, Otherwise the bill
was passed as reported from committee.
During the day Mr. Hale made the
authorised announcement that Mr. Rlshop's
duties H8 "press agent" would be dispensed
Hapon Offers Amendment.
When the Panama canal appropriation
bill was token up by the senate today Mr.
Bacon took the floor In support of his
amendment requiring qunrierly estimates
of the salaries and other expenses of the
He sold that under the present system
iongr'SS was deprived of the opportunity
for proper scrutiny of tho salaries paid to
the commission employes. Although there
was really stronger reason for such esti
mates In the caso of the canul employes
than In the regular departments of the
government he said such a course would
go fur toward preventing the extravagance
now practiced In the commission work.
He commented on the fact that Mr. Shonts'
salnry was more than twice as much aa
that paid to the chief Justice of the m-
preme court and snid that It waa not the
lollcy of the government to emulate the
high salaries paid by private" corporations.
Even the auditor of the commission gets
$lo.ono, while the man who passes upon hi
work receives only $4,000, and the executive
head of the department, tho secretary of
war, only $S,000.
An Impossible Capacity.
"In my humble Judgment," he said, "the
man doesn't live whose personal sen-Ices
are worth $150,000."
He said In reply to Mr. Spooner that he
thought the $30,000 paid the chief engineer
of the commission too great. "I would not
pay any of them more than the chief Jus-
tlce la paid," the Oeorgla senator declared
Mr. Spooner expressed the opinion that
the president should be given latitude In
the matter of salary to secure the best
possible engineering talent, saying that tho
competition among railroads for such talent
was such that It could not be procured for
Mr. Bacon, referring to th payment of
$10,000 to the canal commission auditor,
"It is perfectly monstrous that thla sub-
j ordinate officer should be paid 20 per cent
more lna" " p"la xo lm? """rery w war
or ,hft ""-"ary of the treasury, the head
' of lh' "ninclol system of the entire gov-
One Indirect Answer.
He expressed the opinion that not a single
senator would say that the salaries should
not be reduced, and ho paused to hear
from any one who might think otherwise.
No ono responded dlrecjly, but Mr. GaJllu
ger expressed the opinion that Mr. Taft'a
testimony before the committe of appro
priations supplied good reasons for the
payment of a high salary to the commis
Mr. Allison replied to Mr. Bacon. Speak
ing in general of the canal salaries, Mr.
"I do not think the canal can be con
structed upon the basis suggested by the
senator from Georgia, at least as respects
the higher places."
He said that he had had personal knowl
edge of two refusals on the part of en
gineers to engage In the canal work and
he had understood that Mr. Stevens had
refused to take the place for lesa than
It was contended by Mr. Teller that what
was needed in the construction of the
canul was a man of executive ability.
Mr. Allison agreed that a business man
was needed and anld he believed that war.
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extremely low prices $2.73, 93.30, $1.23 and f.l.OO. Come early if"
you want any of these specials. Bee our Trays, Chafing Dish Spoons, V
Forks and Flagons.
Beat titeel blades, handsomely
finished and trimmed, game, steak
and roast size, up from $1.00.
We sell Gillette Safeties' and
show a fine line of standard ra
zors. Kprcial A dozen fully guaran
teed razors, regular price 11.75,
at, each, 91. (Ml.
Pearl and stag handles, flift.OO
Guaranteed steel, all sizes, up
Skates SOc up Coaster Wsgons SI?ds 55c up
& SONS CO.
14th and Farnam Strt, Omaha.
what the president had In mind whn ha
employed Mr. Shont.
t.slllnaer lllsensses galnrles.
Mr. Gslllnger then sroke on the merits
of the salnrv roll, saying that he had be
lieved that Mr. Shunts' salary Is too high
and he was certain that the $Rnn paid
Mr. Bishop as a "press agent" Is beyond
all reason, "and I hope," he said, "that
In due time that gentleman will perform
more work or that his salary will be re
duced to $5.W, the sum paid hla prede
cessor." With those and perhaps a few other ex
ceptions he believed the pay roll reason
able. He especially defended the $10,000
payments to the auditor and the purchas
ing agent and quoted the testimony of
Secretary Taft In support of this contention
showing that they had already saved the
government fcMO.ono by securing a reduc
tion of the figures of the lowest bidders.
Mr. Hopkins suggested that If all the
bids hud been rejected still mote might
have been saved.
IHshop Mill ti to Work.
Mr. Hale spoke of the difficulties In
dealing with a single position In legislation
and he said the committee on appropria
tions bad been a ttnlt as to the undeslrahil''
lty of the system inaugurated in Mr.
Bishop's case. He added:
"I am authorised to state, and t state
here, that this view of the committee on
appropriations and of, I believe, every
senator here, that It Is improper and use
less and lends to no good results. Is recog
nized by the administration, and herraftr
the secretary of the 'commission Is to be
given administrative duties, so that tho
whole niach'nery of the press bureau Is to
be discontinued. That will be done as an
administrative mensure and there is no
change In the position of anyone."
Mr. Culberson expressed the hoe that
Bishop's salary would be readjusted, but
Mr. Hale said he had been given no au
thority to speak on that point; that would
lie a matter for future consideration. Mr.
Culberson expressed the opinion that tlm
method of control of the Isthmian cone hod
been "Indefensible In law and In morals."
Mr. Newlands spoke on the general
merits of the canal enterprise, expressing
the opinion that the canal work should
have been entrusted to the government
survey, for the irrigation reclamation work
Mr. Culberson withdrew his amendment
and the bill was passed without division.
At 4:36 p. m the sennte went Into ex
ecutive session and at 4:53 adjourned.
HOIHG AUAIS TALKS ixsrnASCE
Contention for state's Rlahta Pre
dominates In Debate.
WASHINGTON. Dec. lfi.-The house In
dulged itself again today to the extent of
four hours of what was many times termed
an academic discussion of federal control of
Insurance. It was the fourth day of the
debate and the Interest of membera had .ap
preciably diminished. Democratic conten
tion for atates rights predominated In thn
oratory. The republicans who spoke con
fined themselves more to the commute
reference which should bo made of the sub
ject of the Insurance In the president's
message. On this many opinions were ex
pressed. None of them, however, supported
the pending proposition to send the subject
to the ways and means committee.
Tho holiday recess was fixed from next
Thursday to January 4. For the purpose of
j bringing out Information showing the exist
ence or a civil pension list, the house asked
the president for the number of civil em
ployes of the government who have reached
the ago of 70 years.
KXATB CO . Kill MS OMI. ATIOMS
Charles E. Magoon, Minister to Pan
ama, Heads the Day's List. '
WASHINGTON, Deo. 1.-The senafe, In
executive session, today confirmed the fol
Charles E. Magoon, Nebtaska, envoy ex
traordinary and minister plenipotentiary to
Pnnama; Dana H. Kelsey, Indian Territory,
agent of the Indiana of the I'nlou agency
In Indian Territory.
Canal CommlisionerS Theodore P. Shonts,
Charlea E. Magoon. Wenjamln M. Harrod.
Colonel Oswald H. Ernst. V. B. A.; Briga
dier General Peter C. Haines, I. 8. A., re
tired; Civil Engineer Mordecai T. Endicott,
U. 8. N.
Registers of Iand Offices Sylvanue M.
Forris, at Dickenson, N. D. ; Thomas H.
Bartlett, at Lewlston, Idaho.
Receivers of Land Offices T.' N. Allen, at
Olympia, Waah.; Frank W. Coekburn, at
Devil s Lake. N. D.
Postmasters: Alaska Edward J. Wil
liams, Ketchikan. Iowa Edwin M. Bailey.
Hrltt; Frank C. Downey. Dexter! John
Morrison. Hediick; William H. Nolte. Hol
steln; Wiliam W. Perlan, Hubbard; Charles
V. Hoffman. Oskaloosa; Jacob Mummert.
Prairie City; Elmer E. Johnston. Rockwell
City; H. E. Beeter. Shenandoah; Rodnev
Hawkins, Wspello; C. H. Smith, Rock Rap
ids. Nebraska Samuel G. Pheasant, Osce
ola; Joslah Coombs, Spencer.
Hammond Not Fonud,
HELENA, Mont.. Dec. 10. Later Informa
tion from Forsythe, Mont., where John
Hammond, wanted In Albany. N. Y., to
answer a charge of wife murder, was re
ported to have been seen, Is that the sus
pected man is another person. Hammond
waa last heard of In Mtsoula.
Hyde Htaye In America. '
NEW YORK. Dec. 16. Regarding the re
port thst he was going abroad to live,
James Hazen Hyde today said that Um
statement was absolutely untrue.
Le Malre Opera Glasses Edholm, Jeweler.
Reductions on Rogers' plated,
Teaspoons, set, $l.SO.
Dessert Spoons, set, $2.75.
Knives and Forks, get, $3.75.
Wonderful coffee makers. We"'
sell the celebrated "Universal."
Nickel Plated Tea and Coffee
Pota, up from 4Sc. '
0 O'CLOCK TEAS
In nickel and brass finish, up
CRUMB TRAYS SCRAPERS.
Nickel plated sets, up from
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