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THE OMAHA SUNDAY KKE: DECEM MAI lfi, 11)0(5.
All ROBS ON" CAR ' 'SUPPLY
l r.i.r.i r-w.r-i r r i ' i I i r- i! n
Tlhie" JLaM. 6lc.
Our Delivery Service
Has been utrensthonod by the
addition of an automobile: we
-now- hop to get all our deliveries
out on time.
Our millinery buyer, Miss Alice
Fenaer .-leaves for BHropw-Jsntrary
Eurliceton and Horthweucro. Vmj
sponsibility for I'oal fibers c.
In which to do your Christmas shopping.. And we shall try to make; ft as'comfortable as possible for you. Extra salespeople have been en
gaged and our wrapping and delivery 'force has been strengthened." Wl '
This is an ideal Christmas store because .the.. name Thompson Belden & Co. has-a significance that lends value to a gift and no matter
what you may buy, whether it is a small thing or a fine cloak or a piece of dress, goods or silk you may rest assured that it is of the very
highest standard and the price is the lowest possible to quote. No matter what you may want to pay for a gift if it is twenty-five cents,
you can choose from an abundance of pretty things or if it is twenty ;fiye dollars you may choose from hundreds of pretty gifts. Monday s
inducements are many.
Xmas Hints From Lace Dept.;
For grandmother a handsome hand-run
Spanish Ice Scarf, at J1D.00 or $13.50.
One yard of Real Point or Duchesne Lace
for neik and sleeves, at J5.5", $7.60, .50 or
$10.00 a yard.
A tvhlie or black 811k Head Throw or
Bhoulder Shawl, at 11.00, 1 25. $1.50, up to
IJ'.ue, will be suitable for matron or miss.
Any woman would appreciate a hand
some Lace Robe for evening wear colors
white, pink. blue. Nile or lavender, at $7.(0.
111.00, $15.01' or $18.00 each or a black l.ice
Kobe, at lU'.liO, fclo.OO or $35.00.
A Chiffo:i Auto Veil. 3 yards long; In
dainty pink, blue, while or any dedicate
shade, at $1.00. $1.35, $1.50, up to $5.00, will
please tho miss.
One of our I-ace Veils, at $2 00, $2.50, $3 50
or $4.50 cach-or l'i yards of pretty Face
Veiling, from 25c to $1.50 a yard. What
woman Is there who would not appreciate
such a gift?
The little girl may select for her mamma
I.ace material for trimming handkerchiefs.
The very latest styles In Dress Trimming
to match the dress pattern given Lace
Nets from $1.00 a yard up. in white or
cream, for evening waists, with trimming
to match Main Floor.
Blankets and Comforters
We ara well prepared to fill your every
want In good, reliable Bedding, such as
will make splendid a,nd useful Xmas gifts.
Comforters from $1.00 up to I1S.00 each.
Blankets from 60o to $17.50 a pair.
Ba sure and see display of fine Comforters
In our Howard street windows.
. , . JtOBB BLANKETS.
This Is a line that we have given apeolal
attention and you could not afford to pass
us up when you are wanting to buy one
We have Robe Blinkets at from $1.50 up
to $6.75. The yard goods made of the same
material as the Blankets we sell at 4"c per
BED SHEETS AND PILLOW CASF '
with beautiful embroidered and hemstitched
Insertions. Sets of one al'.eet and 2 cases
. at $2.50, $3.00, $4.00 per set Basement.
For the convenience of our
If you desiro to give a present
to, a distant friend ortelrllve, why
not 'save the. trouble cf packing
and .Bjilpiilag. . by aUoving us to
do ' jt ' for. ' you', . exptf ss or mall
.charges! can 'be paid, at our store.
We wlM be pleased to do so free
ftlnlmed the right to be recorded a a mem
ber of the opposing party.
One of tho bc-t-posted parliamentary ad
visers of Speaker Cannon. In discussing the
Porter rcqueet today, said:. "To grant the
request of the member-elect that ho be
formally admitted ns a full-fledged repub
lican would be suiclJul. eyen if compliance
were pfisslblc. It would open up too mnny
complications. How? Well, I will en
deavor to explain: Supposo that there
should be two candidates for speaker and
two candidates for each of tTvc elective of
fices' of the house.- pio. imagine a hot
contest and an even division of the republicans-elect
between the two tickets.
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Tii.iim a.tfiVi m.iii 111.1 r nn 1 11
Nothing Like a Good
or & Pair of
For the Eoy
Sweaters are .$1.25 to $3.00
Fur Gloves, from. .$1,00 to $3.00
Mufflers in every shape
at .50c, 75c, $1.00
Suspemiers iu pretty boxes
at 35c and 50c
Suits and Overcoats in endless
variety, for all nges up to "JO
years, including Velvet Suits
for little fellows.
Commencing Monday, December 17th, Our
Gifts for Him
Bath and 1OUnglng Robes t MM, $5.00,
$0.50, up to $15-00 each.
Pajamas from $1.00 to $5.00 per suit.
Scarf 11ns, Cuff Buttons, Watch Fobs,
Vest Buttons and Scarf Retainers, all
make suitable gifts, and very little need
Holiday Neckwear, the prettiest showing
In the city, 25c, 5k $1.00 and $1.50 each.
Gloves, a most sensible gift, $1.00, $1.50 and
$2.10 per pair. '
Fancy. Suspenders, each pair put up in a
pretty gift box, 50c to $4.00 per pair.
Handkerchief, an endless variety, 15c to
Fancy Half Hose, 26c to $1.50 per pnlr.
Mufflers, all kinds and colorings, 50c to
Shirts, special holiday showing, $1.00 and
Come to our Men's Department if you are
in doubt of what to buy for him Main
Why not select a bottle of Perfume for
a gift? Wo have only the good kinds, all
modestly priced. . i
AVhon tired out
visit the rest
room on third
Richard Hudnut's extra Violet and Violet
Sec Toilet Water, put up in very attractive.
boxes, at 76c a bottle.
Eastman's Perfumes, put up. in ..prett
boxes for Xmas, at 25c and 50c a bottle,
Colgate's Perfumes and Toilet Water at
ioc. otic anu j&c a oome. . .
Sachet Envelopes, nice assortment of (trie
different odors, 5c, 10c and Kc.cach.
We Sell Glove Certificates
If you want to remember someone with
a pair of our Gloves and don't know what
size they wear, come in and buy one of
our glove certificates and present It to
them. This will entitle the recipient to
Cfime In and select their own gloves and be
fitted at the same time. Gloves certificates
sold at the same special, holiday prices as
Wonven'a-Glove Department, right of en
trance; Men's Glove; Department, south
aisle,. ; -i 1 1 " '
The admission of a democrat, or a man
who owes, his election principally to demo
cratic.' votes pt the republican' eaudtia
might result In th$t, member .deciding the
result. And If one democrat should, be so
aAuiltted,- why tiot ten or a hundred,?
"Not only would such a course directly
affect the brgajnliatlon of the. house ltel(,
but it would follow that thaf ono vote or
those of the democrats admitted to an
opposition party caucus 'would
affect tr.e organisation of every commit
tee of the' house and Incidentally would
have a direct and Important bearing ujion
the legislative policies. Never yet has a
member of this house been elected, by one
Along with the noisy
Get some useful thing
THIS STORE is chock full of suitable
presents for ths youn? people. A
visit may be of assistance in solving the
question of what to give that favorite
boy or girl.
See the Display of
An endless array of pretty .
Christmas novelties, Including
Hti s Helns ' and Whina. Fancy
KattleB, Powder Sachets Lap
I'udsPin Cushluns. K-d Rubber
Toys and Hag Dolls.
Celluloid .ToiVet Articles, Brush
and Comb Sets, Soap and Pdwde
boxes, Talcum Shakers, Bankj
and Rattles, In Ivory, pink or blue,
with hand djcok'aUous iu colors,
up from asc.'
Quilted. l ae'Trlruified and Flue
Hand Embroidered Bibs. 10c, 35c,
55, if 1.2.1 uiul gl.75.
Sfccques, Veils, liootees. Carriage
BoJts, Shawls. Ubnaets. - -
SEE THE 'GRAND DISPLAY AT CHIL
DUTCHES KID DOLL&-coc, 75c. $1.00,
up to $-'.. each.
DRESSED p(xLIS-in 22. 24 and 28-lnoh
sizes. Choose from the largest and most
beautiful assortment of fancy Dressed
Dolls In. the ctty.t Tlieir oostumes are of
the very latest stylet-$8.0o, $3.50, $4.00 and
The celebrated DUTCH ESS 26-inch Doll,
jointed papier mache bbdy, ball-jointed
turning wrist, handsome baby face, sewed
wig, of natural curls, parted on the aide
with large bow of ribbon, closing eyes,
With fancy shoes and atoeKlngs $2.00 each.
In smaller sizes, $1.50, $1.(0, 73c and 50c
BABY LAND RAO DOLUS Stella Rag
Dolls. Sailor Boy Dolls, Little Boy Blue
Dolls and Clowp Doll.
BABYLAND TOPSY TURVET Two
Dolls combined In one,' sire 14 Inches. $1.00'
each, ,We also have the Smart Set Paper
Dolls at 10c per set. A few of these Dolls
are displayed in our Howard street win
SPECIAL SALE OF WOMEN'S HANDKERCHIEFS MONDAY AT BASEMENT BARGAIN SQUARE
200 dozen Women's Unlaundered All-Linen Hemstitched Initial Handkerchiefs, fine quality, on sale Monday at
48f Per h1' dozen lots. . .
300 dozen Women's Laundered", All-Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs on sale'Mbnday at 5 each. '
MANUFACTURER'S SALE OF HOSIERY MONDAY
A great speeclal purchase from a prominent manufacturer enables us to offer these Monday at the greatest
of money-saving price. Basement Bargain Square. -. i'v . '
- ' Sale at Bargain' Square commences at ft A. M.
Special Sale Embroidered :
Lunch Cloths at Half Price
.All $2.50 Embroidered Lunch Cloths for
All $2.75 Embroidered Lunch Cloths for
. All ($3.00 Embroidered Lunch Cloths for
All $3.50 Embroidered Lunch Cloths for
All $4.00 Embroidered Lunch Cloths for
All $4.50 Embroidered Lunch Cloths for
AH $5.00 Embroidered Lunch Cloths for
All $8.00 . Embroidered Lunch Cloths for
We advise you to attend early, as there
Is not a gieat quantity of each. These
low prices are sure to cause iapiit.xlt
of every Lunch Cloth In this sale.
Souvenir. Postal Cards, showing
party and immediately admitted to the
councils of the opposition, and there Is nn
likelihood' that' the speaker will endeavor
to create a precedent for the political bene
fit of Mr. Porter. i .
"The members of the democrntlc congres
sional committee are 'sore' on Mr. Forter.
That. 'gentleman afked-the support of the
committee, but ttie day following his e!ec
tlonr he announced himself as a reiiubll-
wlll prahably have a very cool
by the democrats," and If he Is
not perntted-1 enter the republican Cau
cus he will be the only mad In the house
without a party.
llepteftentatlve Klnkald toda. rccom
irnfi- Jiif'iT SirrgfTii'M,'liapii
frag ie 'oys,
for the girls ani boys.
Cliristn'ias. Pretty, service-,
able furs for girls and
White Sets, In Arfgora and. Thi
bet, for little folks, at If 1.75, $2.73
Larg3 Sets for older girls and
mleses, in Ermine, Brook Miak,
Btaver'and MouTlon, f l.SO.'ji.l.OO
t'aby Carriage or Go-Cart Robes,
In white shaggy China lamb, 1.50
to $9.0O. ' '
Store Will Be Open
The Most. Beautiful $2.50 Col
ored Air Wool Peau de 2oie,
Monday, at $1.49 a Yard
Why not make the.. Chrlstmna present
something elegant as well as practical? An
opportunity .which women who seek style
elegance should not miss. Reduced that's
only one therm; their chief clisrm is such
extraordinary value In high-class Dress
Goods at the price. For beauty of texture
and fineness of fabric they take their place
right beside any all-silk fabrics. Never
sold for less than J-'.W) a yard. Two shades
of the new brown, red and navy. You
had better, miss all pther shopping MON
DAY thun. miss- seeing these beautiful
Dress Goods Bt . MONDAY'S SPECIAL
Fancy Dresses for Dolls
Made of China silk, lace msertlon and rib.
bops, in pink, blue or white, with mus in
underwear, nicely made and lace trimmed,
very dainty and pretty, $4.50, $5.00 and $8.00
,a,set. ... .
"WTiite 'Dresses for Dolls, made of organ
die, dotted Swiss or India linen, trimmed
with Val lace. Insertion and baby ribbon,
suitable underwear to match, $3.00, $3.50,
$1.00. and $4.50 a set.
..Little Lawn Dresses, with .colored dot or
figure, lace trimmings and underwear to
m,atch, at Toe, 90c and $1.00 a set.
Also Doll Jackets. Hoods and Mittens, all
to be found In our Children's Wear Depart,
ment Main' Floor.
Could you imagine a more beautiful Xmas
Ift7 . '
, ;ll'hese are made from the best selected
plumes; large and fluffj, they add a fin
.lahing touch to the one turns "Madam"
wears them at the opera, reception or in
fact at any function where, strict dress
rules arc observed. . .
' Beautiful all black Boas at $14.00 each.
Boax In. black or white at; tit.tO each.
Fine rar.ge of colors toj' choose from
brown, gray, black, sky and natural colors
at $31. CO eacl.-Maln Floor. , .
interior views of bur-store free upon request.
mended the appointment of M. D. Jordan
to be postmaster at Adella, Slcux county,
l'ure Food and Dairy Products.
Dr. Wiley, chief chemist of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, has made a statement
which is calculated to cause' consternation
in every butter-making community In the
I'nlU.d States. Dr. Wiley says that, as he
rends the pure food law, which goes IntJ
effect on the first of January, it will be
unlawful after that' date to use any color
ing matter whatever, In butter or cheeae.
At the present tlihe tho creamrles of tho
country, of which-there are several thou--sand,
do not send' out a single pound of
Hbtis"1 Gowns, Coats
House Gjwns of German flannel, in
pretty Japautse or'i'ersian patterns.
Child's sUcb, 2,, 3 ard 4 yearjj.gi.QS
'Coys' and girls' uUe.', 0 to 14 years,
KippU Eiderdown Ho.'.se -Oon, In
Alice blue, reft or cray, crocheted
seal. ops oa roHar.-and cuffs. 2, 3
and i years 31.75
Gowns or a.sCa C to 14 years. $2. 75
Boys' House Coats, fancy plaid of
brown and blue, axes C to 18 years.
Boys' Robes of blanket flannel, in
jacquard patterns, ' C to 10 yeafs,
t - 83.95
Evenings Until Xmas
Special Sale Monday of Fancy
Scarfs for Christmas Gifts
Monday we will place on Special sale a
small lot of Embroidered Renalssunco and
Japanese Scarfs. ,
SALE OF EMBROIDERED SCARFS
All our $2.50 Embroidered Scarfs for $1.59
All our $2 5ft Japanese Prawnwork Scarfs
for $1.69 each.
All our $2.50 Renaissance Scurfs for
For gifts. The lines we have to show you
are. manufactured with core, the kli.d you
can depend upon; not only are the hand es
pretty, but the covers, rod and frame are
of tho best materials.
You cannot select a more useful and ap
preciated gift than an umbrella. The giver
will be remembered on dark, rainy days,
as well as the bright, sunny days a last.ng
PRICEB FROM $1.00 TO $18.00 EACH.
When tired out
vlnit tho rest
room on third
Handsome Remnants of Silks in
Waist Lengths for Christmas
Pretty Plaids, Checks, Strlpea,- Dots and
Figured colore and Black. Wouldn't they
make a sensible gift one that would be
greatly appreciated by some girla, or
women friends, mother or wife? At MON
DAY'S SPECIAL PRICES it will be a com
paratively small outlay.
Splendidly adapted for Xmas gifts are
these soft, warm, Jacquard-woven
.They are single alse, 64 x80, and oome in
a variety of desirable color combinations,
as jthey are all cotton, they are unshrink
able and colors are absolutely fust. Prices,
$2.00 and $4.00 each.
Crib Blankets for the baby at $1.50 each
butter made from "dry fotfiTer' cows' milk,
which docs not contain coloring matter ot
Borne kind, Generally, this la found to b
an aniline dye, which in Itself, is a deadly
poison, Of coure, tho quantity of thlA
aniline dye ls'so.small In each pound of
buttor as to make It absolutely harmless.
But the Department of Agriculture s-ems
dlnpod to hold that the law. proscribes
all deleterious substances In fooda. no mat
ter 'how smalt' the quantity may be. For
ltw years. 'of .mo'fe butchers and farmers
all over the world, have used saltpetre In
tho preparation or-Cortied beef, hams, etc.,
but the conurtas of the United States has
suddenly . discovered that saltpetre Is, in
itself, Injurious to health, and In conse
quence meat packer and butchers whose
products enter Interstate commerce will not
be permitted to use this drug.
Every cheese factory in the country, and
especially . those manufacturing cheese for
the European market, usee annate, to give
Its -products the color demanded by the
trade. During hlne months out of every
twelve the milk produced in the dairies of
the United Btafs Is so devoid of natural
coloring matter that cheese without foreign
matter would be as white us uiHK Itself.
White cheese' is riot marketable In Eng.
land, and If the Department of Agriculture
tare annate,' It will practically ruHn the
export cheese trade, already seriously In
jured by the competition of Canada.
('Vut the worst blow to the dairy Interests
which the "antl-eolorlng" ord' r will bring
about, will be th? disadvantage unrter whlc.'i
the dairymen will labor because, of the j
competition or the manufacturers of oleo
margarine. The latter are permitted to
place their product on the market under n
tax of a cent per pound, provided It in
not artlflciiliy colored. I'ncolored "oli;o"
Is rather more yellow than uncolor'd but
ter made during the; winter months, and If
the Agricultural depurt-rent insists that
the pure food law bars butter, artificially
clcred. from Interstate corrmerci', the
Grout bill will have been enacted in vain
and "olrn" will 'make serious inrouds In
the butter trade.
(xAialns and III. Cask.
Comrren'mian Cousins of Iowa has re
signed the chairmanship t.f the house com
mittee jn expenditures of the Treasury
department in order thnt his entire time
may bo given to his new committee, of
which he hs become .the head, foreign
uffafrs. succeeding the Jate Rob'.-rt ' Roberta
Uttt of Illinois, ir. Couslna became the
chairman of the committee having to di
with the expenditures of the Treaaury de
partment during Speaker R' ed's adminis
tration, hcv'.ng trsded with General (iros
venor, who desired n place on mines and
mining. Cousins, pprnking of the
resignation, told an exceedingly funny story
of how" one of ' his goivl farmer friends
looked upon the chairmanship. During one
ef the congressional campaigns in the Fifth
dlstrlcr IVJr. Cousins was stumping In n
friend's district while the friend came Intg
Mr. Cous'ns" district. At me of the towns
In the district ah old farmer came up to
the member, of conarcsa after hla sp.erh
ar.d aked him whether he knew Mr.
Cousins will. The representative replied
that he did. '
"My, l lutt fellow Cousins must handle an
SPECIAL HOLIDAY NEWS.
This popular Xmas depirtnient Is now
complete with. Xmas Novelties, ull sullabl.
,We have many Iwauttful articles whi h
are ajl finished. These should prove vtil
uable for those who have been del.iyed I
their Xmm work. A half hour fpent ,i
our Art Department will be time we
spent. Hand work In always acaeplab
We have many pretty novelties that re
quire very little work to finish them.
SPECIAL FOR MONDAY.
Beautiful finished Pillows , that have been
used as models; Included la a silk floss
MONDAY'S SPECIAL PRICE, $4.50 EACH.
Finlrhed Hardaner pieces, In colois and
white, 60c to $4.00 each. Just rccclvel u
new line of Stamped Eyelet Center Pleccj
and Dollies, in all sizes Main Floor.
We're ready for the greatest crowd In the
hletory of any Omaha store and we've
priced our complel collection of super. or
Handkerchiefa lawer than ever, becu.se no
matter how many come for them we can
take, care of tho multitudes and s-rve
All Linen Embroidered Handkerchiefs, all
new patterns, 25o to $1.00 each.
French Embroidered Handkerchiefs, COc,
75c, $l.uu, up to $6.50 each.
All Linen Embruldered Handkerchiefs, t
In box, $1.50 a box; finer quality at $3.00 a
box ideal for gifts.
Initlul Handkerchiefs, 16o, 35c and 6)c
Where can you find such an abundance
to choose from. This holiday dls,liy ex
cels all previous showings; never hnvo fiey
been so pretty and dainty a piece of neck
wear makes a suitable gift.
Collar and Cuff Sets, 50c, $1.00, $1.25, up to
$1C00 a set.
Stock Collars, in silk or wash materials,
50c, 75o and $1.00 each Main Floor.
To Christmas Shoppers'
Please buy your presents early
in the week, you know how busy
we will be the last day or two;
i.hla will be your biggest gift of
the holidays , to the workers -behind
the counters and on the auto
mobile, . , '
awful amount of money. I see that he Is
the head of the committee on expenditures
for the Treasury department." The con
gressman, appreciating the situation nn.1
the sincerity of the ' farmer, replied that
Cousins did handle an all-flred lot of money.
"About how much do you think the con
gressmen handles a year?"
"Well 'It's pretty hard to t"ll off-hand.
There's the pension appropriation bill,
which Carries about a hundred million, and
the War department budget and the Nnvy
department supply bill, they run about
fifty millions each, so that I should say
Cousins must handle in a year three or
four hundred millions of dollars."
"Good gracious," replied the Iowa farmer.
"And I knew that fellow when he was Just
nhout ns hlKh as my knee. He'must dream
of money at nights. Do you know, I would
hate to go to sleep, because I'd be nfrald
that some of It would leak out of the com
mittee room in the night time."
Minor Wrilrrs Mntters.
Senator Burkett. has aecej ted an Invita
tion to address the Reform bureau of Pitts
burg next Tuesday night. The eenator will
deliver an address on the subject, "The
Measure of Men."
Kepresentatlves Blrdsall and Smith of
the Iowa delegation left for their hemes
today to remain until ufter the Chriitmas
E. N. Potts of Custer county, Ncbruska,
has been apixilntcd clerk at Fort D. A.
The First National bank of Bailie Mills,
Neb,, has been authorized to begin bu-lness
with JJi.UoO capital. The officers ure:
George A. Brcoks, president; S. N. Saund
ers, vice president; W. C. Brown, cashier.
Portmasters appointed: Iowa Nugent,
Keokuk county. James A. Jones, vice L..
LJlliland, resigned; Toe:ervllle, MUcli.ll
county, F. H. Urusgenian. vice Henry T. e
ter, resigned. South Dakota V'iewfle'd.
Meaile county. M. U Bowcn. vice B. N.
Rural carrie s appointed: Iowa Elber n.
R ute 2. M. K. Jle.iton. carrier; Willlnm
Wilder, substitute.' Malrna, Route 4, H. C.
Klikpatiick, carrier; John A. Klrkpatrlck.
FUbstltute; Melbourne. Route 2. August
Hrrxog. carrier; W. Prry. substitute. Mo
nona. Route 2. Frank B thel, rarr er;
George Hothel. substitute. Rockwell City,
Route 8, Andrew Hansen, carrier; Vernr
I.liulatn tn, substitute. 8outh D.ikjta Mad
ison. Route 6. John M. Hull, carrier; George
A. Hull, sulmlltute. Scotland. Route 3.
Chris W. Baker, carrier; Fred Schmidt,
Itooaevrlt nines wltb Fairbanks.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 15-I'resldent and
Mrs. Roosevelt dined tonlgh with the vice
president and Mrs. Fairbanks, and in the
lares and notable company to meet tho:n
there were the speaker and Mr. Cinnon,
Justice and Mrs. Day, Mr. Jus lce and
Mrs. Holires. the ambassador to Great
Ilritaln and Mrs. Rcid. aeeietary of the
navy and Mra. Newberry and Mr. und Mrs.
D. M. Houser of St. Louis.
fle rmaay lias Submarine Foat.
KIEL, Germany, Pec. 18. The first Ger
man submarine bout was coinmlialoii-d
llailvn)a niame Peelers. Healers
illamr nntnmeV. find Moth
Dealers and t onmomera
WASHINGTON, Dec. IS. The telegram
sunt yesterday by the li,trstAtc Commerce
commission to the presUl.'-hls of various
r.illroad ysteins calltng their attention to
comi'UUnU, of , car shorUge 'and failure to
transport the nivessths of life, brought
rcplb-s todsy - from Vice President l en
nliiKton of the iliHneiipol.H. St. Paul
Kuull Ste. Mar.e railway, George U. Har
ris, the prtMclei.t of the rhiiaao. HuriiliS
ten gumcy rallroaH. and Marvin HtiKbl't
of the Chicago & NMrihw esie: n railroad.
None of the answers h.it t, Is from the
raiiroad companies s.ip;ii iK the territory
where the shortage ol f.iel Is stated to
Mr. IVnniiKton t legrapliMl :
l'luie Is no blockade cf irvi,ht or short"
l,e of curs on mil mm s a i i ol Moiue
..olis. except whai Is due to bad b.i.zanlS)
. Ill" last tew . Ja.
I'rcslileiit ll.i vris. of the Uurllngton tele
. .plied from i. h.i.ino:
Ve tvill eiiiuavir lo comply and furnlstl
.oinpi aim iciMi.i inl y hi i . a c, and will
e much pleased lo have any Mim;enLioiia
ouWill kindly' iniiko. 1 lerc llan neen ai
sMi'rai or proiraiiMl hoiiae ot cars or
oiikiM.oii ol 1 1'.' lie (Mi It).- Hill ililK.loll.
tho.igh It Is true that ve:y year there is
onu- cr AtioitiAe utoi .lll co.ipestlcu due
lo the Jact. tnat 'h ipcia, csi eciui y ol eoal,
have iuuo or tu t toi.-.on in tu' Wa ol
toake aivl alwiVvs elec.lne to untie. pate
ihelr oroers, ec)i:iiSoei.u iin r' Is u gen
eral ilemanu tor cool at the tust real col J
neathci'. NNe nave Imoii aole to trdin;iM,rt
coal lor all our cii.smmers w.th reas.niable
pr..mpiness nmi to d KometliinK in ine ir
oi l urniMiiiiv ,a,i and traiineoriiu coi
lor other raili ia,.is. If tju re is any speciiio
cumpuinl on tile II inington road at pn s
enl it lias not oeen imuie knovMi to the
olheers ol IIiIh company, und If ill com-Iius.-ioii
lias reeeivxu any coinpiiiuil as lo
our (ailLiie lo Iran, port eWi on ilie Hur
llnrion we w.U be on led if you will give
us the ue.a. Is and we wlu gsaiuatee prompt
relief.. ,, ..... , t
Norl Iit eotera llrnSva Hespeinxlbil II ) .
Piesldent Hughltt of ' hu Chicago 4k
The Chicai.-o i NnrthWestarn Railway
company is not tailing al tins tune, nor
has It at liny lime lulled t, lunnsii cars
and to move ill ia wun le.iionaoie prompt
ness bull! tor fuel il.nl olier CO :l . llHllli t led,
ui u It tneie is suuermg lor laas of any
comuiiKlily ul siaiions lunuility to i'.u lluea,
let mu assure ou thai ll is not due to
laibire on Ilie pin ol mis company to -cnarge
Its tuil iljuty In tins respect. I
have, during tho lust three Weeks, been in
Ue.iueiu cuuimuiiicalion with tlv governor
of houih liakota on this subject. Tim re
ports this iiuiiuiiK. Inoicated a gonil sup
ply of fuel at Hi. lions on tne line ul' tins
cu.npany, especially in Minnesota and SoulU
Senator Hansbrough of North Dakota
consulted the commission tuday and de
clared thnt the si'.uatlon regarding coal
In li s state Is most deplorable, and thai;
the public schools are closing on account
of a lack of fuel. It Is said nt the com
mission's offices that for a -number of years
nt this season, there has besn complaints
cf a lack of cot's, but that the situation
was never so acute as now.
The actual werk bf the commission In
loo 111 iik Into the situation will begin next
wees, nr. Minneapolis nna (..nicngo. i one
mlseloners Lane and Harlari left Washing
ton tonlRht for Minneapolis, o hegln th- Ir
work of Inquiry. Inquiries arf Kansas Clly
and St. Louis are to follow
Every hoiij to Blnme.
FARGO, N. 'D.'tfW'.jS.-fTl' Forum
prints the . following on the JTurl shortnKe
Iq 'North-Dakota: "That the fuel famlnw
Will quickly become a ; serious matter In
this state. If the rouds ere tied up by snow
blockades. Is evident.
Tho supplies of coal, wood and 611 are
very low In most of the towns.
A great deal of Inconvenience and dis
comfort, and . positive suffering even, Is
possible! There nre many views as to the
responsibility for this condition. The rail
roads are blamed for not shipping fuel.
The dealers ars blamed boll) by the rail
roads and their patrons for not ordering
earlier. The patrons are blamed by the
dealers for not tiuylng earlier aiKl .betnff
The Forum was In touch with many
towns of the state and found that the fuel
supply in some Is entirely exhausted,
A few towns seem to have sufficient to
withstand a long siege of cold and blizzards.
To Investigate Cur Shortaae.
MINNEAPOLIS. ' Minn., Dec.' IB.-Ar-rangemebts
have been, completed for the
Interstate Commerce commission to probe
Into the car shortage situation. The hear
ing will begin Monday morning before
Commissioners Franklin K.' Lane aud
James S. Hanlan. i '
From Minneapolis tlie commissioners will
go to Chh'ngo, where a hearing will be
held Thursday. Other hearings will prob
ably he held Inter In- other secttuns.
John H., Marble, attorney foi the com
mission, ' stated that fifty witnesses, hiwl
been subpoenaed to appear here These
Inc'.udo grain shippers, railway mem coal
dealers, farmers and men who are In any
way connected with the situation.
The car situation Is bad In the south
also, Mr.' Marble states, it being practically
Impossible to ship cotton. Oklahoma and
Indian Territory nre feeling the effects of
the shortened traffic, he say s, and the- com
mission will likely hear evidence from
southern shippers after the holidays,
tireat Xorth"rii Ae-ts.
MINNKAPOLI8, Dec. 15. Aroused by ths
distressing predicament of those North Da
kotsns who face sero weather with lnsuf
ficli .it supplies of fuel, the railroads will
try to hurry coal to the districts In which
need Is most Imperative. Late,' yesterday
afternoon the Great NorthcfTi Issued an
order that no carlot shipments except of
coal would be shipped for points west of
Grand Forks. This applies to shlpmen's
nrbrlnstlrg at Diiluth as well as at St.
Paul and Minneapolis.
(Appeal from Maililnrk
SfADDvf'K. N. I)., Dec. 15 The follow
ing nnfraxe has byen sent by he Commer
cial club to Preside nt Elliott jlhe" North
ern I'm Hie railway at Bt. Paul;
Maildoi k nrvl surrounding country In
rrrsi need of coal. lie 'ler.V supplv Is ex
hausted and private supply will not lust to
exceed one-wk. We therefore must urg
rr.tlv request UiniK'illate relief.
Illeveai Train uowei In. .
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Dec. le.-It Is
reported, here that between rnnd Purks
and Mlnot m the Great Northern, (abroad
there are eleven freight trains wljich can
not be moved on recount of the heavy
snow or the sliortagi of Coal or both.
"Heads I Win-
Tails You Lose"
is the unfair game .toffee plays
with many persons. Civt; -it up
and get a "sijuare dtkl" by
'Tlicre's a Jtcusou."
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