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THE OMAlIADAllBfcE:'' : THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1906.
Skw located in the net
retail center, Howard
i a .wtreeta. 1 ' "
' 1' ' V This is the time of the year to save money on
your purchases.. With the advancing prices in materials the saving is more than usual. Our
great January Clearing tfale is in full swing and if you have not already taken advantage of the
sjH'Vial prices come Thursday and see what we are offering.
Stylish Up-to-date Dress Goods
, at Remarkable Reductions.
The greet January clearing sale of dreM
Juotla and silks' la not at an end by no
i leans. We wish to Bay to those who have
been wafting to avoid the rush which al
wy (roes with the opening of Bales of this
!.Vml we. have some Very superior quality of
Ire goods right now.- The opportunity for
Inlying nlre, clean, crisp, fresh goods was
tover hetter. Bee display in our Sixteenth
:reet window. Note items below:
YiAnDSOMB CHECKED BATISTE 64
i !.,' ln the new batiste or taffeta weave, just
t'i'e weight to be good every day In the
year, tin.' navy, brown,' never sold for less
fTian'J1.50;'ale rtoe 79c a yard.
AJ.U ,WOOL CREPE GRANITE Oood
uMglit, handsome rich silk finish, all wool,
Mieds thV dust beautifully, regular tl qual
ify',' navy," brown,' garnet, now 69c a yard.
EXTRAORDINARY VALVE IN 54 IN.
RAINPROOF Ol-OTH Note the wide
width, never sold for less than 11.23; look
at the reduction, 59c a yard.
Drfesn't your pocketbook thrill at these
savhigsT Come ' and look at the cloth.
Voull admire their smart good style, their
servlceableness, in shades of tan, oxfords,
imJde. olive, tan, etc. '
Now's the Time to Buy Black
' Ixiofc at the reductions on tiandsome black
Uresa goods that you will want to use every
lay h the year. - .
yi Parisian novelty broadcloth, now loc a
yard. Beautiful soft rich black, here and
(here scattered nubs of tufted or knotted
75o all wool Melrose, now 49c; light weight,
soft and clinging.
11.60 camel's hair suiting, now 6Hc a yd.
.Very rich In appearance. ,
$1.25 novelty Panama, now fide a yard.
Make It a point tx -sea this special number.
M in. Will make a very stylish dress and
ut the same time it will give unlimited
to see. it.
Dress Goods Specials in Our
Fine, line of pretty dress goods for chil
li i-en at 6c, Hc, 10c, IZHc a yard.
. Invisible checked novelties, . brown, blue
green. Just a suggestion of novelty, regular
(;, quality, 19c a yard. . .
New mannish suiting, the new worsted
finish, In pretty hair striped effect; regular
Me quality, now 39o a yard.
New mixed saltings, 46 In., the new me
dium shades, gray, tans and brown, regular
Kto cloth, now tTtyO'S yard.
... . - . .
January Clearing Sale Prices
in Children's Wear.
Winter Bonnets, Just what you need for
cold weather. . .
Clrtldren's Velvet French Bonnets, neatly
'trimmed,1" all silk ' linings; dolors navy,
hrow'rt and red ' formerly 'Mid at B.tS.
Special clearing, sale 'price, 11.35 each.
Chlldrew'svi Velvet French Bonnets, beau
Wully trimmed with silk- ribbons and ap
plique lacei formerly sold at f&OO and 12.75.
Special clearing sate price, 19c each..
Children's Bilk Bonnets, in navy, red and
f IHMllPSilKI. IfLlEKL&UI
DALZELL OPENS THE DEBATE
rinitjlranig Man Makes Strong Speech in
Favor of Fhiiippiie Bill.
OPPOSES THE MEASURE
eteraa .Crala Pelltlclaa Hays it la
Ceacessloa. to D usee ratio Prla-'-
dales, aa flhoala Mat
WA8HINQTON. Jan. 10. A Vigorous
speech In favor of the Philippine tariff bill
l'y Mr. Dalsell of Pennsylvania opened the
proceedings In the house today. It wa-i
1'ollotvud ' by several others against th
measure, most notable of which was a two
hour address by the veteran statesman Mr.
'iCeifer of Ohio, an ex-speaker who returns
to the house after a retirement of twenty
i-ui-s, Mi'. Keifer bespoke "stand pat'!
rtts'Irinu' lit thy hiost pronounced type and
j'.nM lie should oppose the pending bill be
aU It Was a concession to jthe democratic
' luirtclple.' ' Ills' speech Was replete with
lecol.tctfous of ''earlier days and received
the .closest attention and liberal applause
from both sides of the chamber. '
J Ast before th'o session closed the Incldrut
ftt the ejection from the executive offices
' i f Mrs. Minor Morris was made the subject
i't discussion by. Mrs Shepard of Telas. ' .V
Crlef reply was1 nmde by Mr. Orosvenol-'of
INCIPIENT . CONSUMPTION.
, llutv Kuod Headeii og? tar lasMle-ne
Win 'happy. . wlfu 'of a good old-fashluto-
'& Jnoli.k lariiW says:
"'In ' tre' spring of 1:j2. 1 waa taken
t-'ck a genera) breaking down, aa II
jTie. t was excessively nervcus, ctuld
Kit sleep we.ll i night, my food seemed
do tr 6 sool, and f was so weak I
Vuld scarcely war croS the roim.
.'TtlM fViM-tor flaUl mv con.iltlon m .In
fa overwork and close confinement nnd I
t,bat he vry nitlch fenred that consump-
Ubn. wuuld set at,' For several months I
Wok-Zone kind of medicine after knot her.
'iut with no good effect In fact, I seemed
, grow worse.. v
"'"Then I determined to quit all nnedl-
!s'$ies, give up toffee and see what Grape -
:?4uta food would do fur nn. I began to
at Grape-Vuts with sugar and cream
rod bread and butter three times a dty
O'The effect' waa surprising! ' I began
(a gain flesh and strength forthwith, my
ir-ryes quieted' down and grew normally
uleaciy and sound,' sweet sleep cams back
ire. In six weeks' time 1 . discharged
. tVe hired girl and commenced to do my
Vwn housework,' for a family of six. - This
, e'tis two years ago, and I am doing ft still.
ynd enjoy r." 'Name giveri by Postum
Co.. Battle Creek. Mich.
- Tl ere's a reason.- . Read the little boob.
u Road to Wellville." in pkga
The Time to ..Buy
brown: formerly sold at fcoo and. UK
Special clearing sale price. 880 each. . ,
Children's Fancy Bilk Bonnets, in tan.
brown, light blue and white, tt.7 and $3.00
Misses and Children ! Angora Caps, In
white and gray, sixes from 1 to 18 years.
Prices. $1.00, $1.2S, $1.60 and $1.76 each.
Children's White Broadcloth Caps, neat
turn-back effects. $2.26 eaeh; also fancy
trimmed Broadcloth Caps, $2.75 each.
Genuine Clearing Sale Bar
gains on Our Second . Floor
Cloak Dept. for Thursday.
The manner In which our friends have
responded to our January cloak sales has
really been wonderful. This Is naturally
very gratifying to us, and shows us that
our new home has been appreciated. On
the other hand, why should they not? We
have sold better goods, newer stylet and
more up-to-date garments than was "ever
shown In Omaha for a great - deal less
money than any other store. The puhlln
are quick to discern the real from the Imi
tation. Dainty waists In lingerie, crepe e chine,
check silk, embroidered linens, all at one
half our regular low prices.
All our regular $S waists now $2.60. -
All our regular $6.60 waists now $1.76.
All our regular $6 waists now $3.
All our regular M.S0 waists now $3.26.
All our regular $7.60 Waists now $3.75.
All our regular $8 walsta now $4.
One-half price sale on all our winter cloth
coats, also fur-lined coats..
Fine furs, Baum marten, mink, real er
mine, Kolinsky, Russian sable fox, genuine
marten and other very choice and desirable
furs at January clearing sale prices.
All our raincoats on sale at one-half
price, $1$ coats .for $.
All our separate skirts .reduced for Jan
uary clearing sale.
All our silk petticoats at January clearing
sale prices. .
All our silk Japanese kimonos, flannellette
kimonos and bath robes at January clearing
sale prices. -,(. . ..
Notion J Department Economy
These articles on special sale Thursday
Black Patent leather Belts for women.
Among this lot are some of the popular
two-piece belts, worth $1.00 and $1.26. Spe
cial price Thursday, 60c each.
Black Patent ' feather Bags, envelope
style, moire lined, fitted with er'- purse,
sold at (Ec Thursday your choice, 26c each.
Black Patent Leather Bags, envelope
style, fitted wlth'eotn purse and card case,
sold at $1.26. Thursday yonr choice, 60c
Blue Alligator Carriage Bags, fitted with
coin purse, leather handlea, sold at $1.00 and
$1.25. Thursday your choice at 60c each.
Children's Han "Bags, with leather han
dles, all ahades In bigs, sold at 85c. Thurs
day your cholee, 20c each.
Special Lace Sale Economy
. , . r . . Basement. ,
Imitation Torchon Laces. In matched pat
terns, all widths' and good styles. " Special
price, to per yard, ,50a per dosen yards. -
ft. de Paris Laces,, in matched pat
terns, also several width edgings, with in
serting to match. Special price, 10c yard,
or $1.10 per dosen yards. .
and Sixteenth Streetr
Ohio, who deprecated sending out sensa
tional reports regarding the American ad
ministration. peach by Mr. Dalsell.
Discussion of the Philippine tariff bill
waa continued In the house today. Mr.
Dalzell (Pa.) opened the debate. He as
serted that the Philippine archipelago was
a portion of the' Tufted States and there
ought to lie free trade both ways, but under
the circumstances at this time is impossi
ble. When the treaty stipulation which
granted Spain the same advantages aa the
United States expires In 19u9 there will be
free trade, under this bill. Asserting that
the future of the Philippines was a problem
for statesmen that are to come, Mr. Daltell
Insisted that - self-government had been
given the Filipino people except In the two
rights trial by Jury and to bear arms.
"We have," said Mr. Dalsell, "extended
to these people . nur navigation laws, our
Immigration law our alien contract labor
laws. Do you mean to tell me we shall
commit them to our domestic policies, poli
cies which require them to crry their
goods only In American bottoms and still
exclude 'them from our markets? No, the
Philippine Islands must be either wholly
foreign or wholly domestic."
Characterising as iridescent dreams the
fabulous amounts nf sugar and tobacco
which the opponents of the bill declare
would come from the Philippines under the
new. rates, Mr. Dalsell itemised the actual
cost of a pound of Philippine sugar laid
down in New York, which aggregated 4. IS
cents, ns against $. cents aa'the cost of
Michigan beet sasar nnd 3.71 cents of Colo
rado sugar. From . this ha deducted that
within the next century tb American beet
sugar was in no danger from competition
with Philippine, augar.
I Mr.. Dalsell concluded by suyiag it would
' n,it Hr. In htil,. a.-lf.liitrnaft nnriv ttiA nloa
loyalty, to protection. .
! Opposition, to the bill was 'made
of foar of rice competition by Mr. Pujo
Uj.)'. ''.' .-
' As the' result of an Interruption Champ
Clark (Mo.) made this comment regarding
th Dttigley tariff law: ' "I think It Is an
infernal curse to the whole American peo
ple." - ' v
Mr. Williams, the minority leader. Inter
! Jwted Into tMr. Pujo's speech the exact
democratic position on the tariff:
1 "It should be Jevled solely with regard
I tn maxlmuiivSyevenue production. If
11 Pro,'"t'u ,n certain places, well and good,
but nat should not be Its primary object."
; " Mr. Keifer far Protection.
I Mr. Keifer ().), once ' speaker of the
( house and, who lias returned as a member
after an absence of tweoty years, took ' senate Mr. Crane Introduced a Joint resolu
the floor. He was somewhat embarrassed, .' tlon requesting the president "to open nego
he said, to take n position In opposition to j tlations with the other nations to secure
that of both parties on- the bill. "On this tha neutralisation of the Philippine islands
i side," lie aald. "the claim la made that
1 there is 'not enougli of free trade lu It to
hurt' and on the other side 'there Is not i
enough unconstitutionality fai It to hurt.' "
Ha quoted from the speech of Mr. Payne
to the effect that the bin would not do the '
Filipinos much good, but there was sentl- !
i . . i. .i. i ' i
meat In It the Filipinos thought, and H,
M.,n.1 ihIU' nd th,n clar,dj
Bee, Jan. 10, 10.
Our Great Annual January
TABLE CLOTHS. TABLE CLOTHS.
All $3.00 Table Cloths In our January sale
All $2.26 Table Cloths In our January aale
l.$s each. s-
AU $4.60 Table Cloths In our January sale
$3.00 each. '
. All o.iflr 1 .uir viuiii. in uui H.iwni; mio
All 16.00 Table Cloths In our January sale
All $7.60 table Cloths In our January sale
$6.$9 each. ' "
All $10.00 Table Cloths In our January
sale $8.89 each.
DAMASK BY THE YARD.
All $1.60 Bleached Table Damask in our
January sale $1.00 a yard.
All $1.00 Bleached Table Damask In our
January sale' 75c a, yard. 1
SILVER BLEACHED DAMASK BY
. , THE YARD.
All $1.90 8flver Bleached Damask In our
January sale $1.00 a yard.
All $1.00 Silver Bleached Table Damask
in our January sale 75c a yard.
All 65c Silver Bleached Table Damask In
our January sale 49c a yard.
CRASHES. CRASHES. '
All 10c Brown Crash in our January, aale
6c per yard.
All Brown Crash In our January
sale c per yard.
All 16ic Bleached Crash In our January
sale 13o per yard.
Alt 15c Bleached Crash In -our January
sale IZHc per yard.
All 12V4c Bleached Crash in . our January
sale 9c per yard.
" NAPKINS. . NAPKINS.
, All 13.26 Bleached Napkins In our Jan
uary sale $1.69 a dosen.
All $1.00 Bleached Napklna In our Jan.
uary sale $2.75 a doten.
All $160 Bleached Napkins in our Jan
uary sale $6.00 a dosen. '
TORCHON LACE SCARFS, HALF PRICE
All $2.75 Torchon I.ce Scarfs In our Jan
uary sale $1.38 each.
All $2.60 Torchon Lace Scarfs In our Jan
uary sale $1.25 each.
All $3.60 Torchon Lace Scarfs In our Jan
uary sale $1.76 each.
TORCHON LACE CENTER PIECE8.
All $1.00 Torchon Lace Center Pieces In
our January sale 60c each.
All $1.50 Torchon Lace Center Pieces In
Our January sale 75c each.
All $2.00 Torchon Lace' Center Pieces In
our January sale $1.00 each.
In Our Economy Basement,
Thursday's Special, a Sale
of Waists at 75c.
We won't say what they are worth; come
White Waists, made of medium weight
madras, at 76c. -
Shepherd Check Waists, pretty styles, at
Scotch Flannel effects, in plain gray, at
Plaid and Checked Medium Weight
Madras Waists at 75c. .
ALL ON SPECIAL SALE THURSDAY. ,
Dress Skirts at $3.98.
Ladles' 46-Inch Long Black Kersey Coat 4,
loose backs, at $4.98.
Fine Fur Bcarfs at $2.98. '
Oood full cut House Wrappers at 73c,
$1.00 and $1.26.
"I am not opposed to encourage anybody,
but I can't see iriy way clear to vote for
this bill merely because the Filipinos are
of the belief that it will do them some good
when It won't."
About twenty-flve years ago, Mr. Keifer
said, he hud made a prophesy In a ten
minute speech in the house that would
come true. That was that the only way to
get rid of the college professors' theories
of free trade was to have free trade. Wo
had had free trade and hud got rid of the
Mr. Keifer spoke for mure than two hours
and was warmly congratulated by mem
bers from both sides of the chamber.
Opposition to tho bill was made In a
twenty-minute speech by Mr. Dixon (Mont.).
His assertion that republicans were uniting
to further the democrutlo doctrine of free
trade hrouarit a tirotest from Mr. Murnn
(Ark.), who said tho democratic party did
not .land for free trmtn
Mr. Williams, the minority leader, ex
plained that his. party did not believe in
free trade and the declaration in Its plat
form that "all forms of protection are
robhery." to which attention was called
by Mr. Qrosvenor, did not mean free trade.
SHORT MENHIOS OF THE SKXtTK
Eighty Minor Bills Passed and Early
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. The senate
made It plain today that it had had yester
day all that it wants to hear for the pres
ent of the Moroccan question. There were
two opportunities to resume consideration
of the subject, but both were avoided ap
parently with the assent of all the members
and the senate adjourned at a compara
tively early hour rattier than take it up.
Notwithstanding the early adjournment
a great deal of business was disposed of.
About eighty bills were passed, leaving on
the calendar only six or seven measures.
Of the bills passed, a Urge majority grant
private pensions and many were bridge
bills. One of the bills favorably acted upon
appropriates $200,000 for the appropriate
marking of the graves of confederate sol
diers who died in northern prisons during
the civil war.
For the rest of the session the senute
gave attention In turn to the question of
the salaries paid to Panama canal officials,
to the pure food bill and the merchant
marina shipping bill, but without taking
action on either of those subjects. Tho
canal subject was discussed by Mr. Sim
mons and the pure food bill by Mr. Hey
burn. The only action taken on the ship-.
: ping bill waa that of reading it at length
j At the beginning of today's session in the
, and the recognition of their independence
whenever the same shall be granted to them
by the 1'nlted States."
T Care a raid la One Da
take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets.
?ru'"w refund money If It falls to cure.
K. W. Grove's signature Is on each box. 2e
tt-K.' wedding rings. Cdbolm. Jeweler.
TAFT REPLIES: TO BICELOW
Secretary of War Talsi .Excsptiaa
Charge of Graft tod Incomptentu
SAYS WATER'S INFOKMATION IS LIMITED
next Bnt Twentr-EtaM Honrs am the
' tsthmaa aad Interviewed Perenas
Biased Vgalast Com ml K
alea. WASHINGTON, Jan. JO. An elaborate
and comprehensive- answer to the charges
against the Isthmian canal commission con
tained In an article: In the Independent has
been made by Secretary Taft. It Is In
the form of letter to the president, who
on January ,' In n communication to the
secretary, said his attention had been di
rected to an article purporting to have
been written by Mr. "Poultney Bigelow,
"attacking the administration of affairs by
the canal commission and yourself on the
Isthmus." ' and adding, "will you please
advise me what basis. If any, there Is for
these xhargesT" .
In his reply Secretary Taft first briefly
summarises the charges as follows:
. Alleging that the oondltions In Colon are
so unsanitary as to indicate great neglect
In providing for the health of the em
ployes of the commission, alleged mistreat
ment of nesro 'annr; that persons appointed
to the Isthmus are incompetent and have
been given their places through political
Influence, and official incompetency or mis
conduct, the latter 'Involving the charge
that there Is so much "red tape" necessary
to bring about the construction of buildings
that great misery has eome to the laborers
on the isthmus. , ...
The secretary ;says trutt Chief Engineer
Stevens is how In" Washington and Is per
sonally cognizant of .the fact with respect
to every local condition described by the
writer of the ' article and a memorandum
of comments thereon' by Mr. Stevens Is ap
pended to the letter as an exhibit.
Regarding the charge of Indifference as
to food supply for', (he laborers, the secre
tary refers to thei j-eports on the Market
contract and says. the very diligent efforts
made ' In this regard ate sufficiently set
out there, as alrpady, published.
Charge of Favoritism Denied.
As to the charge., that officials on the
isthmus were appointed through congres
sional or political Influence, the secretary
says the chief engineer categorically denies
this, "and 1 am able from the standpoint
of Washington also categorically to deny
it.'- Political Influence,' 'he says, has played
no part whatever in the selection of ap
pointees. ; 1 r.
Becretary Taft. declares that the charge
of delay by "red tape" In- the construction
or buildings on the Isthmus is shown to i
be untrue by flle ' statement of
engineer, ahd as to the allegation that the
dredges In Ibe Culebra out were not work
ing to So per cent, of their promised capa
city, the secretary; ; ays there are no
dredges within a long distance of the Cule
bra cut and that the Instruments there
being used are steam shovels.
Secretary Taft says the charge that quar
antine officials construe the law and enforce
It as far aa possible to Interfere with com
merce Is "utterly unfounded."
Becretary TafJ repeats his former state
ment that the oliarge that a boat load of
black women were imported from Martin
ique for Immoral' purposes is false and re
fers to -documents. to corroborate this denial..-.
Blgrelow's gonre vf Information.
Secretary Taftv-eontlnues: "Finally, I
come tq : tf! e ' chftrgps .specifically made
ft gainst., the fcfl'ttfetsj-y.. pf war. They con
sist .In a. refusal -ao'-Accept the guidance of
Mr. Tracy '.lQbtrntj)h. In Visiting the purlieus
of Colonr'aftd, ,f '.rqsal to have an Inter
view with' Mr, John iLundle, chief engineer
of the refrigerating: plant In Panama. To
these charges I 'plead guilty."
He says"an lmpfeseloi) was sought to be
given that Mr. bundle's application- for an
Interview was made in the interest of the
rtegro laborers on' the Isthmus and declares
that the correspondence shows "how -unfounded
this is and that In fact Mr. Lundie
did not ask for Wri Interview at all."
Twenty-Eight Hoar on lathmns.
Secretary Taft. states that the writer of
the article, containing the -charges arrived
In Panama l.'ovember SO and left December
1 ahd that "It Is not unfair to say that his
opportunities for, observing Were limited to J
tweniy-eigm nouns, including auy time ana
In view of tjils statement the secretary
says the writer should not take exception to
the seven or eight days which twelve of the
most distinguished engineers In the world
In canal construction devoted to tho same
task. Bui, remarks the secretary, the I
writer will answer that he did not depend
.. hi. oh.,,tinn h.. m.n...tt.4
....,.. ..rw ..!,... . .,,.
Identifv. Tracv Robinson and John Lundie."
ti- .acA. .-rh. ur. ,.a,H
. . th- -n--t
Secretary Tart 'says Mr. Robinson Is the
owner of property In Colon. "lllH animus
against the government," says Mr. Taft,
"is because it devoted Its first attention to
the expenditure of money In Panama and
thus raised the value of property In that
city- nd K'on11.v
! -he health refrutitti
In the enforcement of
lope by th -inltsi'v iV.
partment In Colon he found it necessary
It all the treatments for
consumption were put in
book form it would make a
pretty big library, But after
all there has been little im
provement over the old treat
ment of resjt, fresh air, sun
shine, plain, wholesome
food and Scott's Emulsion.
The latter "supplies nourish
ment that qannot be secured
in any other way, and after
all, nourishment is what the
consumptive needs first.
. A gain in weight, however
slight, is a long step toward
improvement. If there is the
least thing to build on Scott's
Emulsion will enable the pa
tient to make that gain. Peo
ple hive gained a pound in
weight from a bottle of Scott's
Emulsion it's an exception
when they don't.
We have seen Scott's
Emulsion-take hold of a pa
tient and bring about a
change for ihe better inside
of a week. 'It always helps
ren the most stubborn cases.
. tOTJ BOWME, m roari week Nr. VanV
to complain that his vested rights were
being Interfered with.
"Thirdly," the secretary says, "Mr. Rob
inson applied to the former chairman of the
commission for a portion at $R.noo, declin
ing the position of mayor of Cristobal at
$l,ft)0 and that he applied to Governor
Magnon for a position, hut was told there
were no Vacanelee."
Mr. Lundie, the secretary says. Is an
electrical engineer who was employed to
visit the Isthmus to superintend the con
struction of a plant for the generation of
electricity and for the manufacture of Ice
by a private company. Mr. Lundie "ob
jects seriously to the government's furnish
ing Its own light and ice and insists that It
Is Its duty to patronise his company." He
protested to Becretary Taft-while the latter
was on the Isthmus and later wrote the
president a letter.
Mr. I.nndle's Charges.
The secretary says It Is quite certain
that a copy of Lundle's letter to you was
shown to the writer of the article In Mew
of similar language used and sharply ar
raigns on this score the good faith of the
writer of the article. Mr. Taft declares
that no engineer In the country Is better
fitted for the work than Mr. Stevens. In
the letter addressed to the president by
Lundie and referred to by Mr. Taftja the
I have never seen such a piece of mis
management and demoralisation as exists
today on the Isthmus of Panama.
He charged that Becretary Taft had a
great deal of time for social entertainment
while on the Isthmus, and. said the en
gineers might as well have stayed at home
and studied book data. He referred to Mr.
Shotrts In uncomplimentary terms, who, he
said, seems to dictate the physical ahd
moral tone of what Is done on the Isthmus.
The .United States, he declared, under such
Influence, would become the laughing stock
of the world.
Appended to Secretary Taft's letter Is a
memorandum of comments by Chief En
gineer Stevens on these charges. He takes
up specifically various statements and
denies their truthfulness. Mr. Stevens also
makes a general arraignment of parties
from whom he alleges emanate "apparently
ATTURMSH1P IS HELD Ul
(Continued from First Page.)
appointed pension examining surgeon at
Senator Gamble's bill extending the time
for construction by tho Winnipeg, Yankton
& Gulf railroad of a combined railroad,
wagon and foot passenger bridge across
the Missouri rKer at Tankton passed the
senate today. The bill extends the time of
commencement of the bridge one year from
i the date of the final passage of this act
Bl,rn imn: in which lu com
Postmasters appointed: Iowa Gladwin,
Louisa county, Edward C. Kauffman. vice
David Browning, resigned. South Dakota
Sweeney, Lyman county, Patrick Sweeney,
vice W. E. Sweeney, resigned.
Rural route No. 1 has beeh ordered es
tablished March 1 at Faulkton, Faulk
county, S. D., serving 450 people and 90
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Ord. route 2, M. O. Boydston, carrier; C.
E. Rosaett, substitute. Iowa Grant, route
1, Walter Curry, carrier; John Saddler, sub
stitute. Ramsen. route 1, Louis Schroeder,
carrier; Riley WatBon, substitute. Swan,
route 1. A. E. Pyle, carrier; William Pyle,
Republican Opposition to Hamilton
Measure Makes Little Headway.
'"WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. Opposition
among the republican members of the house
to the Hamilton Joint statehood bill seems
to be making little headway. The leaders
of the Insurgents have prepared a pledge
for the signature of the republicans who
will vote to defeat a rule defending the
amendments to the Hamilton bill. This
was freely circulated today among the op
ponents of Joint statehood and Is now said
to bear forty-five signatures.
About twenty republican members are
undecided on the statehood fight and the
struggle to win them by the opposing fac
tions Is waxing hot. The insurgents insist
that many of their sympathizers have not
yet had an opportunity to sign the pledge
and claim that they will readily obtain
more than sixty names. Administration
supporters declare the total strength of
their opponents Is not much more than
An urgent deficiency bill will be ready
for the consideration of the house In a few
days, and It is now expected that this bill
I w'" b.plnf.ed. before the ht,u" '"-mediately
i aller lne rnmppine tanrr bin has been dls-
I posed of, us the leaders are sitld to be anx-
,ou" to deltty th "totehood bill until
Speaker Cannon is more certain bow the
republican members stand on the measure
HOI MR W1IJ, PASS R.ITK BILL,
Hepburn Mensnre Will Be Henurtea
WASHINGTON. Jan. ia-Tlie republican
members of the house committee on Inter
state and foreign commerce ut a confer
ence which lasted three hours this after
noon agreed to support the Hepburn rail
road rate bill, with a few modifications,
which were agreed on and which relate
chiefly to court procedure. These modifica
tions were taken from the provisions of the
Ksch-Townsend bill and are in the nuture
t a compromise with the supporters of
that measure. The committee will report
the hill to the house next Friday. Repre
sentative Townsend of Michigan, the author
of the Townsend bill, which was consoli
dated with the Esch bill and passed at
the last session, it is announced, will make
the opening speech in the house in favor
of the Hepburn bill. It is planned to
bring in a rule on the Hepburn bill when
it Is considered in the house so as to pre
vent amendments except on the first day
of the debate. The democrats, however,
are to be permitted to supply a substitute
on which they can go on record. This, of
course, it is pointed out, is the same as
was fojlqwed with the EscK-Townsend bill,
when the democrats submitted the Davey
The republican members of the committee
expressed the opinion that the debate in
the house will continue not over a week. -
Xomlnatlons ay President.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. The president
todsy sent to the senate the 'following nom
Postmasters: Alaska Frank W. Swan
ton. Nome. Arkunsas William D. Foster
Cravette. California Archie C. Madson'
Angels Csmp; Harvey S. Clark, Jr.. Lodi;
William W. James, Monterey; John C.
Roggs, Newcastle: Eugene Don, Santa
Clara: James H. Wamaley, Clendora: Wil
liam Mullen. Mendocino; Samuel L. Smith,
NordhufT; Waiter J. Kord. Qulncv. Colo
radoWilliam K. NeaL Bush; Fred B.
Bruner. Fruita; William H. Wallace. Jules
burg; Walter 8. Clark, Aspen. Illinois
John C. Baker. Golconda; Joseph H.
Rraden. Rossvtlle; Cornelius M. Ogdcn,
Westviile. Iowa Ellsworth Ev Secord, Buf
falo Center; George K. Lochrie, lxrimer;
James M. Lytle, Washington. Kanaas
John H. Vaughn, Garnett; Patrick H.
Campbell, Alton. Missouri Samuel B.
Cropper. Jamesport; James C. Baker,
Ridgeway; James Maraliall. Bonne Terre;
I.evt Alexander, Khakna; Samuel H. El
kins. Columbia. Nebraska Mons Johnson,
Valley. South Dakota William A. Carter,
We still have comes or the New Tear's
Illustrated Edition of The Bee. Order thsra
new before the edltloa Is exhausted.
TO THE PRUDENT INVESTOR
It is not enough to be sure that a
savings concern Is trie oldest, largest ,
or moat progressive ot its kind. An
investor will want to know all about
its condition and Its ratio of expense -'
to receipts and eipendliures.
THE CONSERVATIVE, with $r,
520,000 resources and a reserve' and
undivided profit account of $57,000, - -
is the largest and safest savings asso
ciation In the state, and Its condition
is best described In the three words
SOUND, SOLID and SUCCESSFUL. Its
ratio of expense is less thnn 2 per cent
of the 'annual receipts.
We receive savings accounts of from
fl.00 to (100.00 at any time, or in
' vestments of from lot).0O to r3.000.00, !
and allow dividends on all money re
ceived by us from the date it reaches
this office. Thus far, in fourteen
years, we have never paid less than 6
per cent per annum. '
Tiie Conservative Savings & Loan Association.
205 South 16th St., Omaha, Neb. '
FREIGHT RATE CONVENTION
Kansas PsrfstU Permanent Organisation at
keeiing Held ia Wichita.
EX-GOVERNOR VAN SaNT MAKES SPEECH
He, with Governor lloeh, Says that
Commercial Life el Katloa
Depeads Upon Rqaltable '
WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 10.-A fivlght rate
mass convention made up of 600 delegates
representing commercial and farmers' or
ganisations from all parts of Kansas was
held here today. A permanent organisa
tion for the purpose of punning railway
rate legislation was perfected and resolu
tions were adopted urging congress to give
a railway rate commission power to con
trol railroad rates. ' It also was decided to
perfect organisations In every county In the
state and to follow in the footsteps of Wis
consin In securing a stato bill to control
Corporations. The convention was strictly
J. li. Brlstow of Sallna, Kan., formerly
fourth assistant postmaster general, was
made permanent chairman. Speeches were
made by Chairman Brlstow, 8. R. Van
Sant, former governor of Minnesota; J. t.
Lenroot, speaker of the Wisconsin house of
representatives', Oovernor E. W. Hoch of
Kansas and others.
Address by Tan Kant.
Ex-Governor Van Sant was the first
The eyes of the nation are turned' toward
Kansas and the people of America are
deeply Interested in your struggle of self
preservation I am with you In your fight
with the Standard Oil company and its
powerful head. John D. Rockefeller. Do
ou know the power of corporate wealth?
Do you fully realise the vast Influence it
wieios Have you paused to consider how
mercilessly It punishes those 'who stand In
Its way and opHH Its will end how it
vlllines. abuses, and misrepresents every
man who does "hot cringe' lefore It? If
any one of you Is a public official and has
had the temerity to do his sworn duly, are
von aware that vou are the special object
tof its vengeance, and that every eifort will
be made to crusn youf
Money Is rapidly becoming all powerful.
The wealth of your arch enemy Is greater
The ycalth of your ach enemy Is greater
than that of any Man "who ever lived in
the tide of times."
You can win this fight If you are deter
mined. You have the power in your pwn
hands. In our country the people rule.
No man should go to congress or sit In
legislative' bodies who does not vote right
on questions affecting the welfare of the
state. Not only hold meetings, but attend
the primaries of your arty and see that
honest and efficient men are chosen to
Mttrnwnt vim Afterwards so to the polls
and vote. Do your utmost to eliminate the j
wardheeler, tne caucus manipulator
the party bone; delegate to tne rear the
man with a political pull and let efficiency
be the only test for public office.
Our legislatures should pass primary
election laws giving the people an oppor
tunity to nominate Cnlted States senators
as well as all other officials by direct prim
aries. - As to Transportatloa. ,
As to the transportation question, it
affects every man. woman and child in
the nation. One of the difficulties In deal
ing with It Is the unfairness of the rail
roads. It Is not true, us they persistently
stale, that the friends of rate regulation
desire to have the Interstate Commerce
commission arbitrarily ttx all rates. We
stand exactly with President Roosevelt and
only want power -given the commission,
after a rate has been challenged and found
to be unreasonable, to name one, have II
go Into effect Immediately and remain In
force until review by the courts.
The railroads now cun do as they please,
as there 'is no power to enforce the de
crees of the commission. All we ask is to
have the power decreed thut congress failed
to grant formerly. Klther give the com
mission that authority or abolish the
commission entirely. Give us a Just meas
ure, stop rebates and similar dlscrlmina
iifi lut all nrtvate car shipments ceaite
and marked progress will have been made j
in the settlement oi me vexea iruuapui i
tion question. ,
I am not un alarmist, but It Is time to
call a haJt. We are building you up a
class of individuals In our country by spe
cial transportation privileges that menace
our free institutions. No one cun estimate
the damage wrought by the pernicious sys
tem of favoritism. It, and It alone, falls
to John D. Rockefeller tf crush every com
The Greatest Depart
ment Store in the
C Imagine a depaiimnet
Mlajtore so large that
everything you can
think of ia aold there evan
intangible thing, summer
rasort, o;ean trip and edu.
cation; suppose you found
in every department the pro
prietor ready to wait upon
you and explain his goods;
euppoae you ware the only
perion in that gret store
i with all thess goods to select
from, and all tnese proprie
tors to explain them to you.
Such is McCluie's-the
Market-Place or the World.
If you never looked at the
text or McClure's Magazine,
you would get more than
you paid for
All news standi, luc. tl a year
M-S) East 1M Street, New - York
petitor and establish the most gigantic
monopoly on earth. It is enabling every
man who enjoys ' it to destroy his rivals
and plunder the people. This man, with
the railroad magnates, together with In
surance scoundrels who- Tmve used the
sacred funds intrusted to their care, have
cornered the markets, and whether prices
have gone up or down, have reaped a rich
In the enforcement of the law rests the
safety or the nation. We have reason to
be encouraged. Indictments have' been re
turned against -rntlrnnd officials and ship
pers. Take courage. Our cause Is just, and
we have a fearless lesder In Theodore
Roosevelt. who is an Inspiration to everv
man who loves fair play amU wants a
square deal. Let us do our duty as he is
doing his and we -will have both ecjuallty
before the law and equality of opportunity
as a heritage that is due every ...America it
Governor E. W. Hoch of Kansas, who was
to have been one of the speakers, sent Word
that he was too 111 to attend the convention.
.Monro's, i ae nmly dlttll- . -Ur
aapply ing whlmky 4o to
HOUSE OF LORDS.
The Scotch with the Pear-drop flavor.
Te ks had of Rller Bras. Can
asd at Clubs. Cafes, Hotels and of Dulers.
The Cook & Bernheimer Co.,
-.. . u- -j KB w WORK, J ":
r - IOUC AUU.YI f FOK lM a!
FOR. $39 SUITINGS
Zip! Down the price drops! Give us
$15 and we will give you your pick of our
3i. suitings (solid blacks and blues ex
cepted) and we will make thnt suiting
up in $.10 style by the aid of $30 cutting
and ISO tailoring.
DAILY DOLLAR. REDUCTION
lias been inaugurated to dispose of all
our pattern suitings to make good our
claim that we carry no last season a
fabrics on hand to keep all -Our' tallora
busy. Our need of. stock reduction's
your opportunity. Grasp it.-- -C
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Wabash Ticket Office. Phone Out
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TONIGHT ALL WEEK. . r
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Matinee Today 25c
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