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TIIE OMAHA -FUXJUY. BL:K: JANUARY. 27, 1907.
I Telephone Povgla 61H.
Monday We Commence the Great
and Soiled Table Cloths and
This important sale occurs oiily once each year. All our fine table cloths and napkins
soiled during our great January Linen Sale will be sold at just HALF PIUCE. . . ,
Six Weeks in Paris
This Is about the length of
time our millinery buyer, Mies
Alice Kenner, will spend In
Paris'. The entire Paris mar
ket will be searched the very
best shops will be called upon
to contribute their richest mod
els. In fact. MIbs Fenner will
Spare no efforts to find that
which Is unique and ..exrep
tlona! for the Thompson, Bel
den & Co., millinery store.
Table Cloths-Half Price.
4 $3.00 Cloths, size 2x2 yards
long, half price sale.'$1.50 each.
6 $6.00 Cinths.' site 2x2 yards
long, half prlee sate, $8 each.
8 $3. 76 Cloths, ! J!i2V4 yards'
long, half price. sale, $L88 each.
2 $5.00 Cloths, size 2x2hk yards
long, half price s41e,"$2.50 each.
5 $8.00 Cloths, size 2x2' yards
long, half price sale, $3.00 each.
2 $7.50 Cloths, size 2x2 4 yards
long, half price sale, $3.76 each..
2 $8.60 Cloths, size 2x2 V4 yards
long, half price sale. $4.25 each.
6 $4.60 Cloths, size 2x3 yards
long, half price sale, $2.25 each.
3 $6.00 Cloths, sice 2x3 yards
long, half price sale, $3.00 each.
I $8.00 Cloth, size 2x3 yards
long, half Drlce sale, $4.00 each..
$10.00 Cloths, size 1x3 V4 yards
long, half price sale, $6.00 eachl
1' $12.00 Cloth, size 5x4 yards
long, half price sale, $6V00 eacR.
8 $10.00 Cloths, size 2Vix2V&
yards long, half ' price sale, $5.00
3 $7.75 Cloths. 24t24 yards
long, half pries sale, $3.88 each.
1 $13.60 Cloth, size 2x24
Virds long, half price sale, $C76
3 $6.00 Cloths, size 2V&x2U
yards long, half price sale, $3.00
4 $8.00 Cloths, nice 3ttx2tt
yards long, half price sale, $4.00
each. . .
3 $10.00 Cloths, site 2x2tt
yards long, half price sale, $5 each
1 $13.60 Cloth, size 2Vx2V4
yards long, half price sale, $6.75
each. ' ' '
2 $10.00 Cloths, size 2H3 yards
long, half rjrfce sale, $6.00 each.
1 $12.00 cloth, size 2 ft x3 long,
half price sale, $6.00.
2 $12.00 Cloths, slze"2ttx3Mi
yards long, half price sale, $6.00
1 $17.50 Cioth, size 2ttx3jrards
long, half price sale, $8.76. '
2 $15.00 Cloths,. size. 2Uyi.
long, half price, sale; 7.60 each..',
' 1,$25.00 Clofh(;sfze 2x.5.Vjds,
lonf ,balf . prjee sale, llJ.'CO. " j
4" dozen $6.00 Napkins,- size' j
half price sal-, $3.00 dozen.,
8 dozen $8.76 Napkins, size 44,
half, price Bal,-'$.a8-dozen.-. . y.$
3 doaefj $10. 0Q Napkins, elei' ,
halt price sale, $5.00 dozen.' ',!
4 dozen $12.00 Napkins, size 4',
half price sale, $6.00 dozen.
3 dozen $4.75 Napkins, size ,
half price sale, $3.38 dozen.
2 dozen $2.25 Napkins, slze:,
half price sale, $1.13 dozen.
3 dozen $3.76 Napkins, sle .
half price sale, $1.88 dozen.'
2 dozen $6.00 Napkins, size ,
half price sale. $3.00 dozen.
2 dozen $8.00 Napkins, size ,
half price sale, $4.00 dozen.
The Thompson, Belden Co.
Deposit Account Department
pays four per cent interest com
pounded four times a year.
Let's See Bow It Works
First, you deposit any amount
that, suits your convenience.
Add to it as often as you wish,
then wheu buying goods in our
store yon hkve the amount of
your purchase charged against
the money on deposit. The un
spent balsnce earns 4 Inter
est compounded every three
months. We do no - banking
Start right now, you'll like It.
good shape by the Brat of tha week. In
the meantime tha commission baa secured
an mce with Secretary Dobsou. of . the
SUta Board of Irrigation, and Mambera
WlnneU and Williams spend a good portion
of J their time there getting familiar with
tariff sheets ant the railroad rate making
business In general.' - One or two meml'r.
of the legislature have expressed the
lop that tba commission should be a , i
. make a classification of freight vt .. 1.1
sixty daj'e after tha legislature dV.eii.U--s
authority to it to do business. Inasmuch
' as the Iowa L'lusslflcatkin covers. aboiU 1S
pagee it la doubtful if the Nebraska com
mission could accomplish this work In any
where near tfte alxty days" time.'
. Salt Against Mate Jearaal.
Suit will be started at once by Attorney
General Thompson agatnat tha State Jour
nal company for the penalty for not return
Ing. tylla to the senate within tha three
day a. a. designated In Hi contract with
tha stats. Tha auit probably .will cover
tha admitted neglect of the Journal to con
(orm to Its contract during tha laat' fifteen
, sfselons of tha iegtalatura. Under tbe con.
tract, which la made out according to
statutes, a penalty ol 13 I day la attached
for every day tha printer fall to deliver
bills a provided for in tha contract. It
will be up to tha atata, . however, to ahow
that damage haa resulted by tha neglect
CDmiDljaMplail, bolls, hives, eesema
r ealt rheum, er soma other form of erup
tioa; bat sometimes taer exist ta tba system.
i ladioated by feeling at weakness, Uagaor.
loaa si appetite, a general debility, without
esnatnf any breaking eat. i
. Heed's Sareaperilla expels tfeeaa, reaeresea,
' strengthens nod tunea the whole ystasa,
- Tnia Is tLa tsstUaeay of tooaeaada annually.
Asoept as rabstisuta. but Insist oa anrtng
) Hood's Sarsaparilla
la asnal liqotd form ar ta eboeolated tabloU
km m taraatat. MQaooeaN.
1 doien $10.00 Napkins, size . i
balf price sale. $5.00 do.en.
Special Clearing lp Hale of All
Itrmmnli of Bleached and Nllver
Bleached Table Damanki, Towel
ing, Crashes and Hajlf Docan
Our January Clearing Sale
of Comforts and Blankets
Only four more days are, remain
ing for you to take advantage of
these extraordinary reductions In
.. . Down Comforters
'. Not a big assortment, but some
Veal handsome ones left, and they
won't , stay long at these reduc
tions. A few $7.50 sateen covered at
Borne $6,60 and .$7.00 sateen
covered at $3.98 each.
.Several $6.00 and $6.00 sateen
covered, $3.68 each.
Air the $6.50 fine Silkollne and
cambric covered at $3.68 each.
- $1.00 Silkollne covered Comfort
ers at 49c each.
$1.00 Cheesecloth covered "Mat
tress Pads at 69c each.
$1.25 Silkollne covered Comfort
ers at 88c each.
$4.60 Jacquard wool Crib Blank- .
eu. In pink and blue, with white
designs, at $2.98 pair.
$3.50 Jacquard wool Crib Blank
ets, tan and pink, at $1.98 a pair.
" . Wool Blankets
$3.60 "North Star" Blankets, In
white, at $1.98 pair.
$4.00 "North Star" Blankets,
white, at $2.69 pair.
$6.00 "North Star" Blankets,
white, at $3.29 pair.
$3.00 White Blankets at $1.78
$9.00 Oregon White Blankets at
$8.00 Oregon White Blankets at
$4.98 pair. .
$8.50 "North Star" White Blank
ets at $5.29' pair. '
$5.50 Plaid , Blankets
Plaid. Blankets at $5.78
Plaid Blankets at $2.98
Plaid Blankets at $4.49
White Blankets at $2.39
These are slightly nolled and
roughed from showing. All other
Blankets at greatly reduced
" ; Women's Gloves Just
We ar pleased to announce our
first shipmekt of. Spring Gloves.
The popular "Trefousse" and
"Ivayser" makes. There Is a wide
spread scarcity of these gloves.
Man uct users.-, lmprM'tt.f J ; aTt 6--taUers
have toaa fi-nU;aUjf, tcour-lag-all
markets for these, a.mt.
Better select. yom Spring gloves at,
once, a thesaiwpa t stay here loug.
Elbow length Glare Klil Gloves,
Trefousse mart-is, i row tans,
brown and blacK, at 41.50 to $4.00
Kayser elbow length Silk Gloves,
In all the new shades of tan.
brown, grey, navy red. pink md
light blue. :.t l.;o nor pair.
Kayser elbow length SUk Gloves,
tn black or white, with new stitch
ing, at $1.50, $1.75, $2 to $2.60
per pair. . ' ,'
Kayser Short Silk Gloves, a com
plete line 6f black, white and col
ors, 50c, 7 EC and $1.00 per pair.
Main Floor rr
100 Pretty Tea Gowns
. In China SUk, Albatross Cloth and
Cashmere, dainty creations of the
designer's art. All being closed
out at. absolutely ONE-HALF the
OPEN SATURDAY EVENINGS.
li innr LTLT-r Xi-Tirn r s r-r " ' "
of tha State Jouraal and to prove thta Mr.
Thompson will be compelled to summon
members of the senate aa witnesses. The
ttorney general aald this morning he would
start the suit right away, as the anai
had authorized him to dp so.
-Tha aatltChrletlan Science bill will be d's
cusaed at a pubilo meeting of the commit
tee of tha house Wednesday night, Repre
sentative Fletcher, who Introduced the
bill, aald he did so at the request of Dr.
Braah,- a member of- the board of aecre
tarlea of the State Board of Health.
DATE OF PEACE CONFERENCE
Jnne and Jnly May Be "Vleeted ae
Dale mt Intrrnntloanl
WASHINGTON. Jan. M.-It tn under
stood that while Prof. Martens In tho
course of his -talk Thuraday with Ambas
sador Tower In Berlin regarding the reas
sembling of The Hague congress did not
tn behalf of the Russian government nam
any special date for tho meeting. It did
develop as a result of tha conversation
that tha month of ' Juno would probably
bo agreeable to moat of the powers that
expect to participate Seasonably this 10
believed to be the best poeatble month,
and while Prof. Martens will continue to
sound other European, powers to learn If
they have any distinct preferencea. It la ex
pected that tho decision of the exact, day
will be left to (ho government of the
Netherlands, "which - muat entertain the
delegatee. and that thla government will
approve, tha selection of Juno or per h ape
July a tho month for meeting.
It la stated that ao far aa the program
is concerned negotiations which have boon
la progress for tho last ala months or
more aaa mada it clear that It la frultleaa
to expect any universal agreement on tho
conclusion of other subjects than thooe
mentioned In tho original Russian aote of
1X4 containing tha proposal for tba second
Also H la sis ted that If the program le
,lo bo enlarged at all so aa ta Include
Napkins at Just
Comlnff The Most ImDort-
flnt rTmt of . thfl Great
Watch Dally Papers for
The final clearing sale of all
colored Dress Goods remnants
Wednesday, Jan. 30. We Invite the
most critical examination of the
goods to be sold. Now displayed in
our Sixteenth street window. -They
will amply justify all we have said
that this will be the biggest
event of all the Great January
Sale. We never had sueh an accu
mulation of remnants in colored
dress goods at any one time. All
to go at sweeping reductions.
A Most Important Sale of
Pretty Dress Silks Mon
Every piece Is sparkling with '
brilliancy and newness, the tex
ture, style and colorings will
please you, beautiful little single
and double cross bars, small black
checks, pretty hair line stripes,
dainty pin dots, tiny Jacquard fig
ured, etc. $1.00 Silk Crepe Nov
elties, now 69c.
$1.00 Parisian Novelty stripe, In
old rose, new green, Alice blue,
$1.00 Stripes and Checks, C7Vc
and 72 He yard.
New Models in Spring
Hundreds of the' new models for
spring, In dainty ' waists are now
being shown. The newu Beau
Brummel In silk Is one of the lat
est. Linen Waist. ,
Lingerie Waists . 'itl-flf ('
China Silk Waists. '
There are about 60 of the fall
-Waists, In pretty silks,- which we
are closing out at half regular
New Models in Coats for
Hundreds of new and fashiona
ble garments are now here,, the
swagger long tourist coat and the
dainty little tailor-made Jacket!-.
Every one a .correc't model There
are about 76 cloth coats from the
fall stock being closed out at half
. New.. Models .in Separate"
Every, day adtfs.to our beautiful
assortment .'ot ! handsome ' .dress .
skirts, 'every garment '.Is' a correct
style. "There He atiovit 50 separate 1
Skirts-from our fall stock being
closed' Out at half price.
Our January Sale of " Sheet-,
,ings, Muslins, Ready-Made
"l Pillow Cases and Sheets. "
Only .four more days of this most
successful sale. People that have
not yet taken advantage of the re
duced prices should do so now.
The savings are considerable. We
Our 32c Bleached Sheetings, 27c
Our 28e Bleached Sheetings, 24c
-Our 27 Bleached Sheetings, 23c
' Our 26c Bleached Sheetings, 22c
Our 24c Bleached Sheetings, 20c
Our 23c Bleached Sheetings, 19c
Our 16c Bleached Pillow Cas
ing at 13c yard.
Our 15c Bleached Pillow- Cas
ing at 11 Vic yard.
Our 70c Bleached Ready-Made
Sheets. 49c each.
Our 90c Bleached Ready-Mada
Sheets, G9c each.
such subjects as international disarmament
or restriction of armament and the con
sideration of tho Drago doctrine, this can
only be accomplished by recommendations
made by the delegates to their respective
governments, probably after tha congress
has already begun conalderation of the
DOVER COTTON MILLS BURN
PIto Boya Loaa Their Uvea
Property Damage la Half
DOVER, N. H., Jan. Dovtfa moat
disastrous fire, which occurred today, cost
the lives of four and probably five young
mill operatives and a property lots of
KOO.OOO. The fire destroyed mill No. 1 of
the Ctcheco Manufacturing company. Tho
bod Irs of four boya burned beyond recog
nltton, were found In the ruins and ao five
boys are known to bo mlastng, It la be
tloved another body will be discovered.
Tha fire broke out soon after the BOO or
more operatives had assembled for the
Friction from a belt generated aparks,
which lodged in a maaa of cotton, and the
(lames Quickly spread throughout tha build
Ing. Tha exit aoon became blockaded by
a atruggllng maao of mill hands and many
were obliged to jump from the windows.
Others descended by means -of ropes.
The financial loaa la 600,, covered by
OKLAHOMA GETS A POINTER
How Constltatloxe Most Salt President
r There Will Bo Ms
WASHINGTON. Jan. M. The president
told soma Oklahoma visitors ta the While
house today that unlaaa the constitutional
convention of Oklahoma modineo tho pro
poaed provision relating to railroads and
makes It conform to the constitution of
tha United Btatea ha would not appiove It.
i Tho president aald, according lo Repre
Be, Jaanary i7, 117.
of. All Mussed
that have become mussed and
. A Strict Cash Store.
Avoid the so-called "Easy
Payment" plan as you would
avoid the plague. Spending
money before you have earned
It Is bad business and no
amount of sophistry can change
that fundamental principle.
Our hemstitched Sheets, made of
beet Utica bleached Sheeting, size
81x90, regular $1.10 quality, now
CSc each. This Is cheaper than
' same goods by the yard.
19c Ready-Made Pillow Cases at
20c Ready-Made Pillow Cases at
23c Ready-Made Pillow Cases at
JOc Pillow Tubing now 16c yard.
18 Vic Pillow Tubing at 15V4c
21c Pillow Tubing at 17c yard.
10c Unbleached Muslins, now
7 Vic Unbleached Muslins, now
Cc Unbleached Muslins, now 4 Vic
11c Bleached Muslins, now 8c
12c Bleached Muslins, now 9 Vic
Remnants of LonBdale Muslin
and Lonsdale Cambric, etc., values
to' 15c yard, at, per yard, 5.
Women's Domet Flannel
Gowns Reduced for Mon
Domet Flannel or Outing Flan
nel, as it Is sometimes called, is
nothing but cotton fleeced on both
sides. It Is Just the material for a
town. ' "'
All 50c Domet Gowns, Monday,
- All 75c Domet Gowns, Monday,
. 59c each.
All $t.00 Domet Gowns, Monday.
75c each. -"
All $1.50 Domet Gowns. Monday,
All $2.00 Domet Gowns, Monday,
All $2.50 Domet Gowns, Monday,
$1.75 each. ,
Special Clearing Sale of
Children's Bath, Robes
Monday at Half ; Price
'.Alade of Swansdown, nicely trlm
' med and finished, Just the way a
. child should want it.
. AH $1-75 Bath Robes, Monday,
88c each. ,x
VfAU $2.00 Bath Robes. Monday
.-AH $3.00 Bath Robes, Monday,
-,$1.50 each:'. .;, : i . . ..
: .- ; ' - 4
i Special Sale of Children's
v- Gowns Monday
" Pretty assorted stripes, they
should sell quickly- at these low
All 50c Domet Gowns, Monday,
All 76c Domet Gowns, Monday,
Art Embroidery Class
Commencing Monday, January
2S our needle work classes,
which have proven so popular
In the past wlH resume work
again. Every day from 2 to 5
p. m.. Miss Steenstrup, expert
needle artist, will give free In
structions In all the newest
stitches. Chief among them Is
the new "WaUachlAn" stltcfi.
"Beedermler" stitch Is also very
popular. Our Import order of
materials for Hardanger and
Hedebo fancy work has arrived,
also a complete assortment of
braids for Irish point work.
Materials must be purchased
sentative Watson of Indiana, who accom
panied the callers, that while he could not
be suppoped to be a friend of the railroads
yet he believed the constitution should con
tain some provlHions whereby the roads
could protect themttelvea when necessity
arises. One of the provisions to which it
Is said the president objects, Is that pre
venting railroads from employing help to
protect their property In case of a atrlke
and to guard their trains. The proposed
provisions regarding railroads has been re
ported to the convention by the committee
on railroads but has not yet been acted on.
Miss Ellen D. Morris.
HASTINGS. Neb., Jan. M-( Special Tele
gram.) Mlsa Ellen D. Morrla of Savannah,
Mo., died thla morning at the home of her
suiter, where she was visiting. Miss Morris
had been state secretary for Missouri of
the Woman's Chrintlan Temperance union
for twenty yearn and was one of the best
known workers In that organisation in the
country, having been an latlmate friend
and advisee of the late Frances Wlltard.
At one time Mlsa Morrla waa' national
treasurer of the union. Borne ttme ngn
Miss Morris underwent an operation, from
which she never recovered. The body will
be sent to Savannah for burial.
AlBfRN. Neb., Jan. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) Fred Voikman, living about seven
miles west, died suddenly of heart trouble
this afternoon. He came to Auburn to do
his trading, drove up ta one of the stores,
got out of tha buggy and went in to warm
himself. Ha had only sat there a few
minutes when he began' to ahake violently
and aoon felfotr the chair dead. Mr. Volk
man waa about 80 yeara old and waa ono
of Nemaha county's moat respected cltl
xena. Moines of George Ado.
KF.NTLAKD. Ind., Jan. It Mrs. John
Ade died today of heart failure. Six chil
dren survive her, one of whim la George
Ade, the writer and playwright.
Bee Want Ada for business Boosters.
jE debates seed bill
Prepetiticn U Abolish Free Ehtrifcition
Gees Orrr Uatil McmUy.
MANN TALKS ON ADULTERATION
nilala RrratalT Maek
I t, Alfalfa 4K CtTr
eea Is Doaaev
. . Catch?.
WASHINGTON, Jan. H.-The tioua spent
the srrater part of the day deb.tlrs tha
agricultural appropriation bill and It was
till under oonaldaratioa when adjournment
was taken. Tha question of tha fraa dla
tributlon of cardan aaeda contlnuad to hold
the moat prominent placa with tha speech
makers, although action on this provision
of tha. bill, by a vote of 71 to waa poet
poned aTotil Monday,
Tba aenata bill Incorporating the Interna
tional Sunday School Association of Amer
ica' waa pamed.
WILh a ecore of email botUea before him
containing seeds of varioua greases, Repre
sentative Mann of Illlnola today delivered
In the houne a apeech on tha subject of
"seed adulteration." Mr. Mann ataied that
the Canadian government permitted the
exportation of two of the beat known adul
terants, dodder and catnhfly, and. dilated at
length on their oharacterlsUoa,
Of 1U aamplee of alfalfa seed purchased
In the open market 140, or nearly one-half,
were found tooontaln dodder setd. Of
HQ . samples of red ' olover aeed obtained
In the same way, lis, or over 23 per cent,
contained seed of dodder.
. Mr. Mann said that two aamplea of red
clover seed, representing about 10,000 pounda
recently Imported from Canada, were all
practically tha eed of catchfly, one of tha
commonest and woret clover weeds In tba
country to the north.
He made the direct charge that a large
proportion of the low grade aed containing
weed seeds and dead seed offered for aala
In tha I'nlted States waa imported from
Europe and Canada.
"Canada," he aald, "haa a very strict
aeed Inspection law preventing the sale in
that country of aeed containing any of a
long lint of prohibited Seeds. If a law could
be framed which would prohibit the Im
portation of and lntrstata commerce la
aeed, would-.be seeds and dead seeds, much
can be done."
prockedIsos OK Tllfc E5 4Tr. j
Mr. Hale'a Reaolatlon Is Referred to j
Committee on Xaral Affairs.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. -The senate waa
In sfsnton today only for a Ilttla more than
an hour, the early adjournment being taken
to permit attendance on the funeral of tha
late Senator Alger. A few bills of minor
Importance were passed, but most of the
time of the sitting waa devoted to tha
further" discussion of Senator Hale's reso
lution providing for un inquiry into the
personal Interest manifested by naval offi
cers in the navy personnel bill. The reef-1
lution waa ultimately referred to the coni
mittee on naval affairs.
PLACES FOR TWO NEBRASKANS
A. I.. Rice' of . I.lneoln and Walter
Mallen of Holdrege Named ns
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Senator Burkett, today, waa ad-
vised by the Postofflce department that A:
L. Rico of Lincoln and Walter Mullen of
Holdrege, .Neb,, ,had' been appointed - post
office Inspectors at 11,200 per. annum and $1
per diem fbr expenses while actually away
from home. '
Representative Burke of South Dakota
today Introduced an amendment to hla
former bill regarding the proponed opening
of tho Rosebud Indian reservation In Tripp
county ao aa to authorise the aala of that
portion of tha surplus or unallotted landa
In tho Rosebud reservation tying south of
Big White Houae and east of range twenty
five, weet of the sixth principal meridian.
Senator Honsbrough today Introduced in
tha - senate - Representative Locey'o bill
authorising the enlargement of military
reservations by exchange of lands oon
tlguous to military reservations for lien
lands In other localities. It hss an interest
in Nebraska because of tho proposition to
enlarge the Fort Robinson military reser
vation by obtaining through some means
about 11.000 aorea to enlarge this post. -
Representative Kinkald introduced a bill
to purchase the additional acres needed by
Fort Robinson to make a target range and
large drill ground for Infantry and artillery.
The Kinkald bill haa tho endorsement of tbe
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska, Gib
bon, route i, Jlolden 8. Apptegate, carrier;
Howard Dow, substitute. Iowa, East Peru,
route 1, Joel White, carrier; Anna B. White,
substitute: Fonda, route t, Harry F. Kelly,
carrier, Mary H. Kelly, substitute; Hamlin,
route I, Grant Knees, carrier, Jessie Mo-
Nutt, substitute; Kelsey, route 1, Ed I'hlen
liopp, carrier, William Hynes, substitute;
Webster City, route 1, William E. Berogan,
carrier. ' William H. " Clow, substitute;
Columbia, routs 1, Franklin K. R. Rowland,
carrier; Joseph M. Rowland, substitute;
Otley, route 1, Edward Vanderploeg, car
rier, Henry Vanderploeg, substitute.
Rural routes Nob, 2 and S have been
ordered established April 1 at Corsica,
Douglaa county, S. p., serving tm people
and 195 families..
Tbe First National bank of Gordon, Neb.,
has been authorized to begin business with
40,000 capital.. C. F. Coffee is president;
Thomas M. Huntington, vice president; D.
JI. Otis wold, cashier.
DOCTOR IS SHOT AT NIGHT
Mystery Inrronnds Injnry of Mnn
Called front Bed on Staten
NEW YORK. Jan. ft-Declaring that ha
know who shot him, but hat he would not
reveal the Identity of his assailant, ' Dr.
Charles W. Townsend Is In a ordinal con
dition at a hoapltal tonight, suffering from
pistol shot wounds Inflicted by a man who
attacked the physician at his home In a
fashionable section of New Brighton, 8.. I.
early today. Myatery surrounds the shoot.
Ing, but from what meagre details the
j police have gathered, they are Inclined to
the theory that Dr. Tomneend' wss the
victim of a man who sought vengeance for
some real or fancied wrong.
Two men were arrested and taken before
the physician, but ha declared that neither
of them waa his assailant.
Dr. Townsend and his wife were awak
ened shortly after 4 o'clock by a suspicions
sound and a moment inter they were
startled by the flash of a match, which
revealed a man holding the match In one
hand and a revolver In the other. Leveling
the revolver at Dr. Townsend the Intruder
ordered him to arise at once. Then, with
out waiting a moment, he fired. The bullet
grazed the doctor'a body and burled ttaelf
In the bed clothes. Another shot followed
almoat Inatantly and tbe bullet entered the
doctor'a abdomen and pierced the intes
tines. A third bullet lodged near the heart.
The assailant then. fled. How he got out
of the house Is not known, ss every door
and window wera dosed when help arrived.
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We want to rid our store of every NOVELTY
COAT. We will put them all in two great sale lots
for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdy, starting
All Novelty Coats that formerly
sold for $25.00 and $30.00, and
including many imported nov
elties worth $35.00 and $40.00.
Choice of them all
AT 8 A. M.
All Novelty Coats that formerly
.sold for from. .$12.00 to $15.00,
in the very swellest plaids and
checks,- loose or half-fitted ef
fects. . Choice of them all
AT 8 A.M. . ..
S. Fredrick Berger
The New Cloak Ship
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CHAIRMAN SH0NTS IN CHICAGO
. , on
to Fenr Yellow
Islhmns Is His
ICnlCiyGO. J.ah. 2S. Theodore P. Shonto,
whoee renignatlon' i; chairman of tlies
I.Hthrrrtan Caoa! rtnfmission Was' announced
Wedneday tlast, arrived" yesterday from
Kansas City and 'pht tna "night twlth rela
Uvee at Beverly ll!. !..
"FrVmv.a aiatarr..tandpolnt Panama is
Just as good as any place in the United
States that I can think of," said Mr.
Shonta "The separation of governmental
and sanitary functions on tho Isthmus ha
revolutionised conditions so far aa health
la concerned. (The people who have feared
yellow fever on the Isthmus needn't worry
about It any longer: I would-tool Just as
safe abput going to Panama as to Texas.
Thla condition Isn't confined to the dltoh
itself,' either! V i .
' m a convert to the theory that mo-:
squltoea have been responsible for the'
spread Of yellow fever. But the; sanitary
authorities have cppediwlth the situation
successfully and now there is nothing to
fear;" ' ' " .'"
Mr. Shonta delivered an address be f pre
the Chicago Commercial clnb tonight.
In opening Mr. Shonta aald:.
- It haa been aunccated to me by one of
your members who la a valutd friend of
mine that I cannot do better in speaking
to you thla evening about the Punamu
canul then to tell you:
Fu The. amount of work done by tbe
French; . ' ,' .
Second The amount or worn none oy mo
Americans since the French, abandoned the
tank: -and. f- -',-., ...
Third What the actual conditions on the
isthmus re today. '-'..'
With your permlealon K will follow thla
outline In my earlier. rmaika, though In
dolrig an I mny 'repeat nome AT the state
ments which I made before tho Knlfe-and-Fork
club at Kansas .City .' oo Thuraday
evening. ; .
The French were altogether about twelve
vara on the Isthmus,, about ten years of
which--were devoted to-the. .active work of
construction. During that period they
spent over I2S0.MjO.Ou0 and accomplished a
total excavation of about KS.000,000 cubic
yards. It la generally believed that a largo
portion of this money was mlaapproprlaled
and a great deal of It waa squandered un
doubtedly In the purchase of ueeleae ma
chinery. As the greater -part of the ex
cavation was for a sea-level canal, much
of it will be of no value in tha construc
tion of a lock canal. Roughly speaking.
however, it may be said tnat one-nair me
excavation was In the backbone-of the di
vide and waa useful work. A sunsiantiai
part of the excavated material waa so de
poBlted along the propueed line of canal
thHt It will have to be moved agnin In the
present work, because the canal . we are
constructing will be more -than .twice the
width of that . proposed by the French.
Their aea.level plan contemplated a canal
72 feet wide and 2H.5 feet deep; their sun
sequent lock plan was for a canal M feet
wide and W.S feet deep.- -
. Chnnge la Plnn.
Tha canal we are conatructlng will bave
through the . great cut a, bottom width of
tw feet and depth of 45 feet. For two
thirds' of ita entire len-th H. will have
a width exceeding 800 feet. If the French
taA finished either one of the canals con
templated by them, it would now be so
Inadetjualo to the demands of 'existing
shipping that It would be closed to naviga
tion and be in process of reconstruction
into a canal double width and dupth.
The French had on 'the Isthmus" When
they gave possession - to the Americans
about 2,000 buildings, .'mostly houses for the
employes, some excellent hospitals and
some store houses and machine snop
Many of these buildings were capable ot
reptir and have been put into, aervlce
They left a vast quantity of machinery, all
ul it twenty or twenty-five yeara out of
date and virtually worfhlesa. Their- loco
motives and rolling atock for the railway,
as well as the rails of tbe road, were als
out of dote, too light for modern use, and
utilized only because no others were avail
able. They had constructed only eucn
docks and wharves as were absolutely nec
essarv for the discharge of material anrl
machinery shipped from abroad, and they
had no terminal or switching yards on tht
railway worthy of the name, . .
Aside from erecting fine hospitals they
had done nothing for the preservation of
health. Modern methods of preventing die
ease were unknown tn their time.
When the . United States purchased from
the French company its lights, privileged
snd property it paid the sum of Hn.fivM
for them. This was not a poor bargain, as
is sometimes popularly supposed. It was a
bla estimate of the value of the
property of the Panama Canal company.
The speaker then referred to tbe work
done by tjie I'nlted States government and
We have already shown that Just In pro
portion as we destroy the malaria bearing
mosquito to that extent does the prevalocr
ef malaria dora-ease. We now examine the
blood of all West Indian negroes as they
land and find that I per cent have malaria
In their syetems. When we began to com
pel these new arrivals to Bleep an!nd wire
screens and to. keep them ou of the reach
of moequltota during the hours that the
mosquitoes were scttve, It Immediately re
sulted In a decrease ef malaria among th
To illustrate further: When the first In
stallinent of laborers from Spain srrlve-;
they came In the dry season and were al
lowed to live In unscreened quarters. A
considerable per rent of them got malaria
A later luktailioent, arriving during the
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rainy or supposedly unhealthy season, were
placed In screened quartets and only a
very few of them got malaria. From ' the
moment all employes were housed behlud
screens the sick rate began to drop, and
the death rate nith It.
Reot'e Trap -Does Good.
The trip of Secretary Hoot has dona a
great deal toward removing from tho minds
of South Americans false Ideas Snd prejud- -IceB
concerning the attitude of our gov
ernment and peo.ile toward their govern
ments and peoples. I think the people of
those countries now realise tha the only
desire we have in regard to them is to aid
their eflorta, political and commercial, to
secure a more enlightened and stable gov
irnment and a larger measure of material
prosperity. The statement haa been mada.
However, that but 4 per cent of the popu
lation of the earth today exists south of
the equator, and that but 1V per oent ex
tsta on the west coast of South America.
Tho question has been asked, therefore,
whether or not. from a commercial point
of View, the expenditure for the canal will
be Justified by the benefits that may be
retsonably expected to result from It. '
The i'nlted States has" In-the laiM few
years made such giant strides in Industrial
development aa to become u nnr of . lite
great export nations of the 0rld: ' Not
withstanding ' onr phenomenal ' grdwth' In
population, oureapaclty.-to produce in ibean
Held- aqd factory has bulh Kept pace, with
our growth In numbers. If our prosperity
Is to continue, we must have wider mar
kets -for our ' goods what better fields for
exploitation exist. than the territory of our
next door neighbors In Central and Squtb
America? But while It Is necessary to have
the markets in which to sell our goods. It
is equally necessary to have the facilities
with which to transport them. I mean by
this that the volume of our export trade
today Is seriously hampered by tha over
taxed conditio of our rallwaya, especially
at terminal points; In fact, it Is a serious
question whether It has not reached Its
limit under present condltlotls.
Ships- for Canal.
Where are the American shins, you may
ask, In which to float this commerce? That I
opens a subject quite too large tor. more
than cursory treatment, at thin time,, but
I have no hesitation in saying mat, wim
Secretary R:ot, I think We should recognise
the fact that "we are ' living In a world
not of natural but of aubaldlsed Oompell
tliin." and should .''overcome the artlflcai
disadvantages Imposed upon American ship
ping through tho action or our own ana
foreign governments by an equivalent ad
vantage in tne. rorm ot a euneioy ur sub
vention." That la not merely thd surest,.
but lo the only way visible to bring about
a revival of our shipping and the, con
sequent development of our foreign tra4,eu
There is a Dill now Del ore congress, rrarnea
urxm the reoort of the Merchant Marino
commission, which provides for such eon.
pensalion. It has been, passed by tho aenata
and haa the approval of the president. If
you gentlemen desire to reap ror American
trade and industry the fullest benefits
which are to be afforded by the Panama
canal, you should Impress iipon your rep
resentative In congress your wish to have
thla bill beoome a law. - - -
What la the use f expending million
ot American money tn the construction of
a new highway for' American commerce
when we have no American ships In wtileh
to carry that commerce? What Is the use
of canvasnlng fir trade in South Ameriaa
when we have no meana, aave tn foreign
ahlpa, to transport our gooda after We have
secured a market fur them? - Gentlemen,
the answer to these questions rests alth
you and with other American cltiaena.
BOMK PEOPLE KNOW "
The Fnete A boat Carffe.
Perhaps you know coffee contain ' the
aama kind of a drug to cocaine, morphine,
strychnine an alkolold?
Perhaps you know tea contains tha'aame
thing and that neither coffee nor tea are
Foods are neoessary' to do two thlngai
Repair tissue waste from day to day;' and
furnish the Individual vital heat and en
ergy. Tea and coffee do not do the first
and only make believe they do the laat.' '
A N. Y. lady found out tha cause of her
and her husband's trouble. She writes:
"t'elng tea and coffee from' childhood
up. It waa a hard thing to give them up,
but my doctor told me they were killing
mo. Of late yeara I had trouble with my
head, my memory, waa poor and my nerv
ous ayatem entirety upset. At last I was
forced to keep my bed. r
"My husband, also, had to give up oof
fee he waa a nervous wreck from drinks
"Postum was then brought Into our
household, and while on my aiok bed' I
drank It, supposing It was merely a sub
stitute for ooffea. I drank It for breakfast
and aupper, and alowly but aurely began to
regain my health.
"I aoon found out -It was Posfum that
waa doing the good. Now I am well and
my nerves are stronger than' I ever dared
hope. My husband found Postum waa a
great benefit to him. Ha la now a strong
man. - "
"If people knew that tha dreadful die--rases
some of them suffer from could easily
be prevented by banishing that polsonoos
hlng named coffee, and use In Its stead a
pure, healthful dtlnk Ilka Postum, I am
sure there would he fewer sick and miser
able creatures." Name given by Poet urn
CD.,' Battle Creek, Mich. Read the llMIe
ook. The Road to Wellvllle," Id (kga.
There's a reason."
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