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TIIK OMAHA DAILY T3EK: SUNDAY, DKCEMUKK 31. lim.-.
Now located in the new
retail center, Howard
HI reef .
Will commence Tuesday Morning, January 2, at S o'clock.
We wish to say that the money paving opportunities will be the Rieatem
er In the history of thin store. Our out-of-town customer are Invited to
tome and share In these special clearing prices. It will pay you to com; it
Our Economy Basement
'Vlll be ojiened Tuesday morning. It It a big store oil of It own filled with
the. best of goods at little prices.
Read our Big Ad in Monday's paper giving npecl.il reductions.
Howard and Sixteenth Streets.
In St. Petersburg tonight the temperature
I 18 degrees below sero and ovpry where
rlres are burning In the streets to keep the
homeless from freezing.
No other details have been received of
the horrlbU- affair at Moscow today when
Governor General Doubassoff's artillery
brought the walls of the ProkharofT cotton
mill tumbling down on the heads of several
thousand strikers and revolutionaries, ex-
'(it a statement thnt hundreds perished.
'The attempt of the Black Hundreds to
mnrch Into the city and wreak vengeance
"ti the revolutionaries and strikers only
tT.ds to confirm the fears that the final
collapse of the revolt at Moscow will be
followed by an awful massacre, and al
though Governor General Doubassoff suc
ceeded In preventing their entry Into the
city today and will takn stern measures
in the future, ll will be dlmVull to re
strain the lower classes, who regard the
revolutionaries an enemies of the emperor
Mm! tli" country. Already rowdies are
tnkirg advantage of the altuiitlnn to plun
der on a large scale.
Louses rr Overestimated.
Governor Ocnernl Dmibassoff has not yet
alven the figures of the losses during the
lighting t Morcow, saying that It Is Im
possible, ut present to more than make
a If lies:;. However, he places the outside
limit at The troops and police did
not suffer nearly so heavily, and It Is re
imrted that up to Thursday night there
were lens than fifty irasualtles among them
Throughout Russia. Immediately upon the
appearance of disorders ho authorities
:ire declaring martial law, making whole
sale arrests and confiscating arms.
The Reneral strike neems to lie going to
pieces. It was declared off at Rittu today,
snd at Odessa It la breaking up and many
imlronds are resuming operations.
The result of the call for an armed
uprising in Poland tomorrow Is HWalted
Hlga Strike Collapses.
RIGA, Livonia, Dec. SO. Tho strike ended
here today, the papers having reappeared
and business and work ut the factories
have been resumed. The termination of
the strike will rescue the city from famine.
The supply of fresh meat gave out. three
General Hollogub. the governor general
of the Rattle provinces, is moving north
ut the hemt of lfl.MO troops with artillery.
I'pon his arrival here he is expected to
liegln an energetic campaign against the
revolutionists, who have created a1 condi
tion of anarchy In the country. Two of
the most famous castles in the Baltic
' provinces Dondansen, built In the thir
teenth century, nnd Odossee, a ' stately
structure, which was filled with the rarest
collection' of ;nlf l-.tiy treasures have been
During the strike many high-handed
atrocities were committed.
The reVoI'; loiilsti; established an "execu
tion block," v. hero persons condemned by
the revolutionary committee were shot. The
police here ure now armed with rifles.
Odessa Slrlke Ends.
LONDON, Dec. 30. The Times In Its sec
ond edition today publishes a dispatch from
Odeaia which announces that the crisis
there Is over. Public sentiment has cooled
under martial law, two-thirds of the
strikers will be back at work today and
tho majority of the leaders have been
KIEFF. Dec. 30. rassenger service has
been restored here on the Southwestern
railroad and freight traffic Is gradually
STEAMSHIP HITS SCHOONER
Hotk Vessel .ow 1,1c on Rnok of
Mad on Cherry Island
' WILMINGTON, Del.. Dec. HO The steam
ship Pennsylvania, from New York for
Philadelphia and thence to San Francisco
and Seattle, was in collision with the
acliooner Prescott Palmer on Cherry
Island flats, lu the Delaware liver, today.
At the time of the accident the Palmer
wus hard aground on the flats. The Penn
alvanla in attempting to pass the schooner
Tuesday 8 A, M.
Boys9 Suits and
We expect to have the bism-st salt; of boys'
fine aults ever held In Omal'tt. ,
We offer you the choice of nil biokeu r ni
lines of $6.50, 7.o0, lii.it., $
' and $10 aulta at
In these llnea are included
all agea, from 2 to 16 years.
Your choice of all broken lines of
bens' suits that sold up to
, I5.00, for
SUes :Vi to V years. In reefera and Russian
styles, in plain colors and fancy O fiC
mixtures, values up to $5.00
on aale at aVlUU
Your choice of all broken lines of fancy over
coaU for little fellows and long swagger
belted styles for the big boys n an
that aold up to $10.00, on 1 llll
aale now at UlUU
Hoys' blanket lined play coats :ic
MAIL ORDERS FILLED
IF RECEIVED BY THURSDAY
Bee, Dee. 31, 1905.
crashed into Its stern to s distance of
nearly twenty-live feet. The steamship
was unable to withdraw frn.n the schooner
and hot U crsft are now lying on the muddy
bottom. It is feared that the schooner will
fill with water when the tide rises. No one
was Injured In the accident.
Shortly after the collision the boats ran
ashore. The agents of the schooner esti
mate the domain at $.'0,000. The lVnnsyl-
vnnla Is apparently uninjured.
J. R. Host.
Elder J. R. Hag, minister and pioneer
citizen and oldest Mason In Nebraska, died
Friday, December 22, at Wymore, Neb.
He was born near Troy, N. Y., August 2.
1822, nnd Joined the Masonic order ut Ni
agara, N. Y,, In ISoC. He graduated from
the theological seminary at Meadvillc, Pa.,
in 11 and was married to Mis.s lil-eia 15.
Freeman September . 184S. For thirty
years his labors as a Christian minister
were In New York state, Illinois, .Indiana
and Ohio. In 1880 h moved to Nebraska,
and has resided in Wymore ever since. His
funeral was held December 24 from the M.
E. church at Wjmore, and he was burled
with Masonic honors, having been a Mas
tee Mason since lR'ifl. Children surviving
him are Mrs. J. A. Demster of Omaha,
Mrs. E. J. Cannon, Toledo; Mrs. V. H.
Parsons, Blnghamton, N. Y.; Mrs. J. D.
Kite and F. E. Hoag of Wymore.
Funeral of lUlmond I'rrfontalne
PARIS. Dec. 30. Impressive funeral serv-
Ices occurred today at the Church of the
Madeleine here over the body of tuimoi.r
Prefontaine, the Canadian minister of ma-
rim- and llsheries. who died in Tntis De- I
centner . The govern.n-nt rendered nilli-
.sr. honor. Pres.rt.nt tohe. . renre.
Rented and all the cabinet ministers at
tended. Marine Minister Thompson pro
nounced a discourse on th? ties uniting
France and Canada, and Randolphe Ise-
mieux. the Canadian solicitor general, re
plied In behalf of Canada.
The body will be transported to Canada
by the British battleship Dominion.
Major II. R. W. Ilnrlnlg.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Dec. 3Q.-MaJor 11. R.
W. H.ii tw ii, presiding Judpe of I lie county
court nnd a prominent and wealthy citizen,
died this morning of apoplexy, aged 72
years. He owned considerable real eslate
In Denver besides his St. Joseph property.
Herbert II. Moles.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Dec. an. Herbert
E. Moles, southwestern paasenger agent for j
the Nickel Plate railroad, 'died here today.
after an Illness of eight weeks, aged
years. He wss born In Pawtucltet, R. I.,
and came west in IS70. .
Irs. Sarah J. Kluar.
Mrs. Sarah J. King, wife of H. P. King,
mayor of Nome, Alaska, died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Mclntyre, K19
Harney street, Saturday morning at 9
o'clock. Interment will be at Friend, Neb.,
Major II. R. V. HnrtwlK.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Dec. 30 Major H. R.
W. Hartwlg, Judge of the Buchanan circuit
court, ex-mayor and wealthy citizen, la
dead at his home here, aged 68 years.
POISON IN BOX OF CANDY
Attempt Made to HJII Mix Melia. Cars
'teusen of Clinton nlth Car
CLINTON. Ia.. Dec. 30. With the words.
''Merry Christmas," written on the wrap
per, a box of poisoned candy was mailed to
the home of Miss Melia Carstenson today.
The box contained a dozen bonbons which
had been steeped In carbolic acid. They
contained enough poison to kill a dozen per
sons. Miss Carstenson was warned by the
odor and did not eat them. The case has
been turned over to the authorities.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. Following a
custom established several years ago. tha
Naval observatory will, at 12 o'clock tumor-
row night, send New Year greetings around
the world. This Is done by prearrangement
ailrh Hia tAli.tranh n.l ..-i.iA . ......... i
and It is estimated that the Wk,.
complete the telegraphic circuit of the
world in about ten seconds' time.
li. adairni i
S E M I-ANNUAL
nil Children's and
nlar price. Our C
flm-Ht in the west.
$3.95 coata go at. .1.03
$5.00 coata go at. .$2.5U
$5.90 coats go ut. .&!.U5
$ft,50 toata go at. ,$:LU5
$7.50 coats go at. .$3.7
tfc.ot) roalii go at $1.23
$10.00 comb go al.S.liO
Girls' Dresses and Suits
We have 66 eirls' dresses In broken lots all sizes
are represented In the lot, from 3 years
to 14 years. Styles are Russian and
sailors, values up to $6, go at one price.
There' are 38 black dresses suitable for
convent school wear, nizcs 8 to 14
years, $6.00 values, will be
We have left S misses' suit, 12, 14 and a rfl
10 years in Norfolk Jacket and skirts rj Jj 11
to close, (those sold for $10 and $ 12.50) . wlww
Girls' and boys' caps in odd pieces running
ia values up to Hie, to close quick, at. , . ,
INVESTIGATION IS ENDED
Actuary Pays Heory P. Hjdi A.kd Him j
tt Uaka liilsading Report.
DEVICES USED FCR PAYING FEIATES
IlnlTnlo Urnt Sae l.ase K. Tarbell
Told II I m lloir In Kiaile Law
llmM R. Hill Is Inable In
N'F.W YORK. D". . 30. After four months
J of innt arduous work the legislative com
, mlttee on Insurance Investigation. ap
' pointed at an extra session of the last leg
. islattir. adjourned tonight.
Today was given over to the presenta-
Hon of documentary evidence, which ws
not In readiness for the committee until
the present time. Joel a. Van Cise. actu
ary of the Bo,ultable Life Assurance so
ciety, and Rufus Weeks, actuary of tho
I New York Life Insurance company, were
1 the witnesses. Tliey were put nn the Stand
to Identify the statements that Mr. Hughes
read for the record. j
Ijite in the day somewhat of a stir was j
oe-asloned by the announcement of Mr.
Hughes Uiat a letter had been received
from David B. Hill, who protested against
the hearing being closed until he had been j
heard os a witness In regard to his re
tainer from the Equitable. Chairman
Armstrong announced that notwithstand
ing Mr. Hill's attitude, the committee
would have to complete Its work with
out Mr. Hill's testimony. Not the least
Interesting testimony of the day was that
of George H. Silkies, a real estate agent
of Buffalo, who had formerly been em
ployed by the Equitable Life.
According to Mr. Sickles. Ouge E. Tar
bell. vic president of the Equitable, sug
gested a plan to get around the rebating
method. Mr. Tarbell on the witnens stand
al I he opposed rebating. Mr. Sickles tes
tified that Mr. Tarbell suggested that let
ters be written to policyholders, and event
ually these letters were to be bought
back at a price. Mr. Sickles was asked
If he had given rebates, and he said he
had. aft r appealing to Chairman Arm
strong, who ruled that the statute of limit
ations would protect anyone who had vio
lated any of the statutes.
Did you buy any letters?" he was asked.
"No." replied Mr. Sickles.
After some further testimony the com
mittee adjourned, subject to the call of
the chair In case of an emergency, before
the legislature assemble; on Tuesday next.
After adjournment the committee held an !
Preparing the Report.
Jl" va , ""mutation of testimony,
whl'' 1 lr;vp,V""" thHt V
tOUn.lcd the public. Will at Once be pre-
pared In the form of a report to the legis
lature, Joel G. Van Clse, actuary of the F.uuita
ble Life Assurance society, was the first
witness today. He has been with the so
ciety for thirty-eight years and, answering
Hughes, said that he was responsible for
the actuarial methods of the society. He
was asked If any of the management in
terfered with him and replied:
"Henry B. Hyde attempted to make me
make figures on dividends declared on do-
iruru uoiufmifl policies iiignei man i
iiurufiiii. u lauuir. j ut. i wt. nuuui in iron
years ago. i reported ll to vice fresiaeni
James W. Alexander and explained the
dangers of this plan, and he persuaded Mr.
itydp to give way.
Mr. Van CIkc's examination was given
over to the description of the various poli-
cies issued by the Equitable, the manner
or computing tne dividends on tin partici
pating business and the method of arriving
at the estimates of the loadings on the
Device for Pnylna Rebates.
George A, Dickies, a real estate dealer of
Buffalo and formerly sgent of the Koui-
tahle, told of a conversation with Gage E.
"Did you and Mr. Tarbell talk about ro
batlni;';'" asked Mr. Hughes.
"Yes, we did. J understood it was not
legal und asked him how it could be done,"
"And he told you how?"
"Mr. Tarbell said to collect the whole
premium, and, for Instance, In one case I
remember, he said to buy five letters of
introduction from the man at IKK) apiece. '
"And you were to use them as you saw
fit? Tear them up, for tnstanca'f"
"Did you glva rebates, Mr. SIckleaT"
"Why, I don't think it a fair iiuestion,
"Yes. I think it Is."
"Chairman Armstrong was appealed to,
who said: "This happened In 198. so any
offense Is outlawed and you are not Incrim
Whereupon Mr. Sickles repltud, promptly:
"Yes, I gave rebates."
"Did you buy the letters?"
Mr. Sickles asserted that he "could not
make a dnllor; the practice of rebating wus
t general," and was then excused,
I Mr HuulieH announced that Guieo E
I bell was out of town, and as he could not
j reached, his testimony
! statements of Mr. Sickles
as to rebating
onr usual custom we will close
CirN' Coat at one-half the reg-
stock Is admitted to Ik- the
$9.00 coata go at. .S4.SO
$12.00 coats go at.SO.OO
$12.50 coata go at.U.2-1
$13.60 coats go at.Kltl.7A
$16.00 coats go nt.ljl7.no
$18.00 coata go at.lK.oo
$20 coata go at . .$10.00
' could riot be taken. Mr. Hughes suggested t
that Mr. Tarbel) be permitted to submit a
deposition under nath If he cared to do
s. after adjournment and Chairman Ann-
"1J ,hl '" M J,uw,'d'
Hill lllDir iv iv-siiiy.
Mr. Hughes, continuing, said that the
counsel for the committee had communi
cate,! with David B. Hill with a view to
having him appear as a witness and testify
In relation to his IS.no-) retainer for the
Kquitable Life. Mr. Hill replied that he
was too 111 to do so. Ijiter, Mr. Hughes
said, the committee telegraphed to Mr.
lllll. and that he replied saying tnat he
was confined to his house, and was unable
to attend. Mr. Hill recorded a protest
against the adjournment of the committee
before he had a chance to testify, or at
l?ast without appointing a subcommittee
to take his testimony. Mr. Hill declared
that he had been ready at any time since
the appointment of the committee io tes
tify, and was desirous of doing so.
Chairman Armstrong said that It would
be Impossible to have Mr. Hill s testimony
before the committee as was deslivd. He
said that he understood that Mr. Hill
was 111 at his home, and that no improper
motive could be attached to his absence.
It it was In any way practical to get Mr.
Hills testimony before the committee It
would be done.
Another rampnlan Contribution.
Rufus Weeks, actuary of the New York
Life, was then called to supply further In-
formation on the methods of his company
In arriving at dividends. Almost the en
tire afternoon was taken up by Mr. Mo
Keen, associate counsel of the yominlttee,
In fcading from the record the statements
of companies Incorporated In other states,
but doing business In this stale, the officer
of which had been asked by the torn, nit
tee for it statement of their condition and
management. Among these statements
that of the Provident Life and Trust com
pany of Philadelphia declared thnt in U'jA,
at a special meeting of the lourd of di
rectors, a resolution was passed author
izing the expenditure of :.'.0i for contri
butions to the campnlgu for "sound
money" in IVjH. Of this money $W,ii0 was
given to the republican national commit
tee. BINGHAM OUTLINES PLANS
York Police Commlaaloner Says
lie Will F.n force the liiva na
lie Kinds Them.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30.-General Theodore
A. Bingham, who soon will assume control
of Nvw York's police department, today
' outlined the plan he proposed to follow in
,lla new ositlon.
'I intend to Jump into the Job and do my
level best," he said. "I Intend to try to
get the confidence, of the people and keep
it. I suppose there are plenty of knockers,
but I do not care. I am absolutely Inde
pendent and will try to do good work.
We tjeed good government and that Is
what I am going to try to give."
General Bingham aays he does not In
tend to use the office as a stepping stone to
anything else. "It is a man's Job." ha
said, "and if a man Is successful it ought
to be enough to keep him busy the rest of
He said he was able to outlinv his policy
lit this general way because he was not fa
miliar with any of the details of the office.
He had never visited the police headquar-
i jer?j and
was not sure he could find 11
a aulde. It Is his Intention to
tnke things as they come and if reforms
are needed, he says, they will be Insti
tuted. "It's the biflxest Job T was ever up
against." said the new commissioner. "It
presents difficulties that urn almost super
human. Tne" police department mttst be
an executive department and when I us-
I sums tho office I will simply try to carry
out the law as It Is on the statute books.
I have a reasonable hope of succeeding. I
am not going in with the purpose of mak
ing any record; 1 am simply going to do
my duty as I see It. s yet I have no
opinions about the Job. but I hope I
have the backbone. There will alwavs be
a certain atvount of vice in a community.
But I am Kolng to enforce the laws that
regulate vice and enforce them without
regard to anybody. I am absolutely In
dependent. I took the place to help my
old friend McClellan out. I know If I
do good work It will heln the McClellan
administration and I'm going to work as
hard 'us I know how."
TO LOOK INTO IMMIGRATION
Cltle Federation Decides to Organise
Permanent Department to Study
NEW YORK. Dec. 30. It wns decided to
day by the executive couiu il of the Na
tional Civic Federation t organize a per
manent department of immigration. The
new department will be made up of men
selected to represent every locality In the
union that Is affected by the admission of
aliens. The purpose of the department of
Immigration will be U Investigate the Im
portant phases of the subject as suggested
I by the discussion at the Immigration con
I ference. Such investigations will be car-
'"led on by committees which will report
their findings to the department for action
One of tne protuems it win iiuuj win
I that of distribution.
Hoys' and gil ls' underwear, In union suits and
vests or pants, all broken lines, 1Qf
values up to 60c, at lUU
There are 15 dozen odd sweaters for boys,
from 2 to S years, that sold for DQf
$1.75, to be closed at half price .... OuU
Pig bovs' sweaters, regular $1.00 PQp
value, at OUU
Pony stockings in heavy weigh', regu- QQp
lar 25c value, 0 pairs in box, at UUU
Chlldren'a close fitting bonnets, In white C(n
or colored, reg. $1 and $1.25 values. UuU
Children's close fitting or poke style bon
nets. In white or colored, regular QC
$1.50 and $2 values, at UJU
Regular $2.75 and $3.00 values, in I QC
poke styles, at I.UJ
Regular $3.60 and $3.93 values, in n Qf
poke stylos, now .U J
A few exquisite novelties, in $4.60 Q MC
. and $5.00 bonnet.s, at U.tU
MAIL ORDERS FILLED
IF RECEIVED BY THURSDAY
NEW REGIME IN FRANCE
vV.holii Church Eitert Upon Haw Eptch
with Beginning of Year.
CARDINALS WILL MEET THURSDAY
First eln Held for Oter a ( enlary
and Pnaalble Attitude of
Bishops Attract Attention.
PARIS. Dec. 30 With the new year the
Roman Catholic church In France enters a
new epoch. The flrst sign of the change Is I
In the list for the president's reception,
which docs not eonciin the narnf of ary
The great question now is what action the
bishops will take at the meeting of car
dinals Thursday, which Is the flrst to b"
held In s century. It Is looked upon by the
bishops as an Attempt on the part of 'he
cardinals to assume a sort of raMnetshtp of
the cht'rch. At meetings of bishops held for
other purposes up to the present time, it
tins been seen that the majority of their
favor peaceable acceptance nf the principle
of the separation of church and state. The
piinrlpnl opponents to this are: Cardinal
Richard, archbishop of Paris; Cardinal per
ravd, archbishop of Antun; Csrdinal
Coullle, archbishop of Lyons; the ' arch
bishop of Cnmbral and the bishops of Ar
ras and Qulmper. and most of the Bret.m
bishops, forming the conservative element
of the church. These hold that the law Is a
schlsmastic one and that the association
act will accomplish the objects of the fro
mers of It by withdrawing af far as pos
sible the parish government from the hands
of the cleiry snd the diocesan government
from the hands of the bishops.
The conciliation party, led by Cardinal
Leoot. archbishop of Bordeaux, and Car
dinal Lalwture, Ht-chbishop of Rennes, main
tains that resistance will entail a religious
war. which would tie tho worst of evils In
view of the IndlfT' ience of the greater num
ber of Catholics and In nddltlnn to which
the population would not understand the
objects of the war.
It is thought In the event of the (wo par
ties not agreeing thnt the French church
will be formed on lines similar to the Free
church of Scotland by the dissentients.
DOMINICAN VESSEL AT SEA
So Are the Inhabitants of the Island
Hearardlnar Probable Coarse
CAPE HAYTIEN, Hayll, Dec. 3u.-Th
Dominican cruiser Independencla hss
started for Monte Christ i, on the southern
coast of Pan Domingo, according to In
formation received here, but it is not known
whether It Is acting In behalf of the fugi
tive president, Moiales, or in the Interests
of Vice President Cureres, the temporary
president of Santo Domingo.
General Rodriguez, the governor of
Monte Christl, who is understood to be sup
porting Morsles, has occupied San Lo
renzo de Guhyuhln, about twenty-five miles
southeast of Monte Christ!, and Is strength
ening his position there while swatting the
arrival of Morales, when the future move
ments of the force? of General Rodriguez
will be decided upon. The Inhabitants of
the district of Monte Christ! are in a state
of agitation, as it is expected that the de
cisive struggle between the rival leaders
will take place In that part of the country.
There Is also anxiety as to the attitude
of the I'nited States. Telegraphic com
munication between Puerto Plata and
Monte Christl Is Interrupted.
KINGSTON, Jamaica.- Dy. an. The Cap
tain of the British steamer Dordogne.
which' arrived here yesterday from Balti
more, reports that he saw the signal "I am
attacked" flying from the light h jw on
San Salvadore Island, Bahamas, during the
afternoon of December Sii. Tile Dnrdognc
was unable to send a party ashore owing to
a lack of a landing place, but the captain
promised to report the facts In the case
to the Jamaican government, and has done
so. Later a cable dispatch was sent to
the governor of the Bahamas asking him
for detulls of the attack.
The German steamer Sarnla, which ar
rived here today from New York, December
"4,' reports that when it passed San Sal
vador Island a couple of days ago It saw
no signals. The captain of the 1 Ionics lie
believes that a disturbance occurred lu
San Salvador Island and that the Inhab
itants besieged the keeper of the lighthouse.
BAN DOMINGO, Santo Domingo, Dec, ,10.
Vice President General Ramon Cneeres
arrived here today and Issued a decree
calling for sn extraordinary session of
congress to discuss the accusation of citi
zens that President Morales Is a traitor
and an Instigator of bloodshed.
The whereabouts of President M, rales
Is still unknown, but several officers who
left the city with hltn have been urrested
outside the town. Tim government has de
clared the Domlnlenn cruiser Indepvudeu
cia to lie a rebel.
All la quiet here.
LEGISLATING FOR COLONIES
Chamberlain Kays Cabinet la Abonl In
Make Name Blander Mil lie h
BIRMINGHAM. England. Dec. SO.-Jo-
seph Chumbcrlain. In a speech here to
night, said he believed that the dispatch
of Prime Minister rampbeil-Bannermaii
with relation to Chinese labor in South
Africa was purely an electioneering paper.
If not. H wus moHt serious and probably
would result in the same situation as
when Great liritain tried to legislate for
the American colonies and lost them. Mr.
Chamberlain said Great Britain had al
ready lost the trade lead and that Its only
hope now lies In colonial preference, but
he feared that Am ill reform would be
smothered under the mass of minor Issues
during the campaiKH.
Rarlhaaake In West Indies.
KINGSTOWN. Island of St. Vincent. Fri
day, Dec. iS. The Islands of Grenada and
Trinidad experienced an earthquake De
cember 'A at the same hour at which It was
JUDGE PENFIELiTS RESIGNATION
Solicitor of Stale Department Contra
dicts Repurta Relative to His
WASHINGTON, Dec. gn.-Hollcttur W. L.
Penfleld today Jjiade the following state
ment regarding his retirement from tilt
In view of the erroneous interpretations
which have been given to the motives
for my resignation as aoliciior for th
Department of State, I would say that it
wis not because of any renuest or sus
gestion. directly or Indirectly, made bv
the president or secretary of state, nor
was It becHUxe of sny Indelicate or Im
proper assumption on my part to criticize
as a subordinate official the Judgment of
The following letter from Secretary of
State Root to Mr. PenHeld was made pub
lic: I have communicated to the president
your letter dated the 23d instant, In allien
you tender your resignation of the office
of solicitor for the Department of 6tute.
The president directs ma to ear that in
accepting your resignation he sincerely re
grets the termination of your Inng and
distinguished services. Yul mjiflf, I beg
to assure ynu of the relnctVice with which f
I view the severance of your Important
position with this department. j
Regretting the loss the public set rlee
sustslrts In yotir retirement snd appreclst- '
lug your teal nnd earnestness In the fulfill
ment of your duties I trust you mill rstrv
with you an asreeable rocolleilion of our
personal association snd an assurance of
the good wishes of all those who have !
known and esteemed you. . '
KENTUCKY SENATORIAL FIGHT
Contest llelween Paynler and fllark
bars Moved from loalavllle
LOI ISVH.I.E. Ky.. lec. .v.-With the
closing of headuunrters here tonight andi
the departure of the chief figures In the
fight for the 'seat in the Cnlted Ptates
senate now held by Hon. J. C. Black
burn, the eeniar of political activity, which
hss attracted legislators and their friends
to Louisville during the past week, will
be transferred over Pundsy to Frsnkfort,
where the struggle In caucus and per
haps on the legislative floor will be re- ;
hewed early next week. The three-cornered
fight for the senatorial honor has
been vigorously waged for weeks. Mr.
Blackburn's opponents ate Judge Thomas
H. Paynter of the Kentucky court of ap
peals and Hon. W. B. Haldeman, editor
of the Louisville Times. There hss been
no showing of strength made, the candi
dates claiming to be satisfied with pros
pects. Mr. Blackburn says the honor !s
easily hlsr while Judge Paynter, who Is
the Beckhnm, or administration, candidate, j
says his election Is assured. It Is known
that Mr. Haldeman has fhe pledges -of
the Louisville delegation, snd with the ten ,
votes on Joint ballot accredited to these j
members ll Is believed by many that he I
really holds the key to the situation. '
Fifty-three votes on Joint ballot are
necessary to election. Blackburn's frier.ds
say that he has enough votes pledged
to elei t hltn on the flrst ballot. Tills
Is vigorously denied by the friends of i
the administration, who claim that Mr. I
Haldeman's candidacy is merely a foil I
for Blackburn and that notwlthstsnd
that Mr. Haldeman Is expected to throw
his ten votes to Blackburn after the flmt
ballot. Judge Paynter will still win by a
In case there is a deadlock rumors are
heard of the candidacy of Governor Beck-
The governor, however, has repeatedly re
fused to permit the use of his name, and
expresses confidence in the election of
Judge Paynter. One member who passed
through lxiulsville this morning on his
way from his home In the southern part
of the state to Frankfort said Mr. Junes
would get his vote and that he had no use
for any other candidate.
The house caucus, the senate caucus and
the Joint caucus are set for next Monday
night in Frankfort, but it is probable that
one or more of them will be postponed
until the following morning, owing to con
ditions. The legislature meets Wednesday.
The first test of strength will come on
the selection of the democratic candidate
for speaker. Richard W. Miller, the antl
ailmlnistration. or Blackburn candidate,
Is already claiming his election to the
chair, but this the administration forces
claim will not affect the senatorial race,
nor will they admit Mr. Miller's election.
DR. SHAW ELECTED PRESIDENT
American Political Holeiioe Associa
tion Chooses Officers aad Com
mittees anil Adjourns.
BALTIMORE. Dec. 29. The American
Political Science association listened to re
ports of officers and committees and ad
journed after electing the following officers
for the coming yeV: President, Dr. Albert
Shaw of New York; flrst vice president,
Dr. A. B. Hart of Harvard; second vice
president, F. N. Judson of St. Louis; third
vice president. Prof. A. II. Garfield of
Princeton: secretary-treasurer, prof. W. W.
Willoughby- of Johns Hopkins; executive
committee, J. A. Fairc of the University
of Michigan, H. P. Judson of the Uni
versity of Chicago, J. H. Latane of the
Washington and Lee university, Frank J.
Goodnow of Columbia, F. Shambaugh of
the University of Iown, T. S. Rowe of the
University of Pennsylvania, M. A. Shafer
of the University of Minnesota. P. S.
Relnsch of the University of Wisconsin,
G. G. Wilson of Brown university and J.
A. Woodburn of the University of Indiana.
PRESS FEEDERSARE ENJOINED
At. Loula InioD Ordered !Sol to
Interfere nlth Affairs of Greet?
8T. LOUIS, Dec. 30. in the circuit court
tcday Judgo Taylor granted the Greeley
Printing company a temporary Injunction
against the St. Louis Press Feeders' and I
Assistants' union No. 43, the 8t. Louis
Lithograph Press Feeders' union and sev
eral similar organisations on the allega
tions presented that they as labor unions
are combinations In restraint of trade, and
are trusts and labor monopolies. The In
junction prohibits Interference with the
Compliments of the Season
ff To Our Past, Present and Prospective Patrons N
ONE ROUTE TO HAPPINESS Nk
for boih you and us Is to make a little New Year resolution t0V
deal with Sunderland. Won't cost you anyl hints, because we'll
f t " furnish coal quality at. as low prices as any dealer and we
If may be able to save you some money. IJ
O SKKIM1 VS. KKAIMMJ 4
l1 We can show you to conviction. I
W We l"int ,ne invitation to Investigate and become convinced. J I
j After that It's up to us to keep -our trade, and we know If
I V your kind of coal automatically screened delivered i f
promptly--correctly 'weighed. B J
Vjw 1608 Harney Street jQf
"Hera Since 1883" Phone 252
printing company's business. Intimidation
of employes, posting pickets or doing an
thlng in restraint of commerce. No returh
abla ordor la made. Judge Taylor aid that
the defendants, if they so desired, could
move to have the Injunction dissolved at
SPANISH WAR VETERANS MEET
lleadiinartera Tranaferred to llete
land and C. V. Sherwood Ap
pointed tfljnlant tieneral.
CLEVELAND. O.. Dec. .to. - Some distin
guished fiirn. including General Charles
King, tffe noted novelist, will serve on the
staff of Charles R. Miller of Cleveland,
commander-in-chief of the 1'nlled Spanish
War Veterans, according to a general order
which will be sent out from the head
quarters of the organization lu Cleveland
on Monday. 1
After todaS- the headquarters of the
I'nited Spanish War Veterans will be in
Cleveland and Colonel Russell R. Harrison,
who is the present adjutant general, will
organize and establish the headquarters
which will be moved from Indianapolis.
Charles F. Sherwood, commander of Bur
dlck csmp of the veterans In Cleveland,
has been appointed adjutant general nnd
will be In charge of the Cleveland offices.
Colonel Harrison, the present adjutant gen
eral, has been elected department com
mander of the organization for the state
of Indiana and did not desira the reap
pointment as adjutant general because the
offices are to be moved to Cleveland.
Semi-annual clearance sale begins Tues
day morning at ( o'clock. Pee yesterday's
sd. Benson Thome's Lilliputian Bazaar.
Youuar Rooaerelt Una a fhe Dos.
RICHMOND. Va.. Dec. 30 -The president
accompanied by a number of gentlemen
went on a hunt today and bagged con
siderable game, showing himself a crack
shot. His expertness In wing shooting stir-,
prised the company. Theodore. Jr., aocl- '
dentally wounded one of the beagles.
Kentucky loses Snlt.
LOUISVILLE. Ky., Dec. tfW-County Judge
Gregory this morning decided that the
Louisville Nashville railroad was not
liable for back tnxes on tangible and In
tangible personalty to the extent of $40
oon.ooo. claimed In the suit brought by Reve
nue Agent Frank Lucas.
This Ad Will Appear But
Once Cut It Out.
I have Just bought 4 sections, 2.PK0 acres,
of nice level table land, east of Cheyenne,
the capital of Wyoming, a city of 16.0ii;
land midway between the U. P. and H. Ai
M. railroads, snd not over four miles from
either, aa Indicated on sketch below:
Land fenced and been used as pasture
for 25 years. Good hard soil, short curly
buffalo gross. Land all nf sapie quality,
suitable for growing of wheat, oats, rye,
spelts, potatoes and all kinds of vege
tables. No better place In the world for
hogs, horses, sheep, cattle, poultry and
dairy products. Home market at Cheyenne
and Denver for vegetables, poultry, eggs
To make squlck sales. I will "sell
10 acres at fil.on per acre $ 41
S.-O acres at $.' 50 per acre Soil
840 acres at $2.26 per acre 1,440
Send draft to Omaha National hank, with
Instructions to pay same over to me when
warranty deed and abstract showing good
title, clear of encumbrance, la delivered to
said bank, and notify me by wire, 'phone
rii I a f t r hnw i a .- awA if 1 ..-., . .
make deed. First come, first served. You
can't get land as good as this, located us
conveniently to railroads and markets, for
double what I am asking.
C. R. GLOVER, R.'3, N. Y. L. Phone 133
FOR $30 SUITINGS
That's the price for which wa are
ready to make to your measure
ANY 1'W Suiting in our windows
or store now that we're conduct
DAILY DOLLAR REDUCTION
During which we're cutting one
dollar dally off the price of all our
f.D Winter Suitings (except solid
blacks and blues) without cutting
off one Jot from the quality of the
fabric, titling or finishing, cutting
or tailoring. The choice suitings
are going FABT now.
IM-aof 0. lth Bt. Neit Door to
Wabash Ticket Office. Phone ISO!
Begin the New Year right et Copley's price
before buying a Diamond, Watch, Silverware or
any piece of Jewelry continue doing this
throughout the year and you will be dollars
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