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Men's, young men's, boys' and children's overcoats and suits cut right in two. Right on the dot at 8
o'clock Saturday morning we're going to start our Grand Semi-Annual half Price Sale and it will be the
clothing event of the season. Its no closing out of undesirable odds and ends. It's just the opposite,
for it includes our new, fresh fall and winter styles made by the world's greatest clothingjv.v rfs.
uiiaers ana designers ot high class tailored art.
irsh Wickwire, i(uppsn!ieimer9 Stein Bloch9 Adler. Society,
Our semi-annual sales attract a host of buyers because there are no exaggerations, no mis
statements these sales have only one purpose, '"our unalterable policy to start each season,
fresh." Every garment is marked in plain figures. Garments for every build, long, short, fat ,
or lean, a perfect fit awaits you here. A great many of our styles and patterns are displayed
and tagged for inspection in our windows as a convincing argument of this colossal opportunity,
$40.03 SUITS AND OVERCOATS
Furnishing Goods Sale Saturday
KECK WEAR SPECIALS 75o Neckwear 50c
$1.50 Neckwear . . . $1.00 50c Neckwear 35o
$1.00 Neckwear 75c Three for $1.00. ..
SHIRT SPECIAL ,
$1.25 Pleated and Soft Shirts. .' '$1.00
$1.00 Pleated and Soft Shirts 75c
75c Pleated and Soft Shirts. .50c
The best Black Sateen Shirts on earth 35c
UNDERWEAR SPECIALS V
$1.00 nat and tan Merino 75c
75c Cotton Rib .'. . .45c
Sanitary Fleece 40c
Flannel Night Shirts ....... 45c
, FANCY HOSE SPECIALS
'All 50c fancy Hose, 3 for $1.00
All 25c fancy Hose, 3 for 50c
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YUAN FACES DEATH CHARGE
Dismissed Councillor Accused of
Death of Chinese Emperor.
TANO SHA0 YI IS RECALLED
Special RrrHtn(iT at Whln.
(os to Co Home at Oaeo
Vadi Tkaraea of Bx
travaaraBC. TKNANO. Stralti Settlement, Jan t.
In an Interview here today Kans- Tft Wei,
the ttII known Chlncoe reformer, who wa
t-xpelled from Peking after the coup d'etat
of lsyg, declared that Yuan Bhl Kat hud
been diatnlued from hla hlh poaltlon aa
member of tha grand council of the
Chlneaa empire becauao he waa lnatru
mental In tha death of the late emperor
and that ha probably would be placed on
trial for hla connection In thla matter.
"Tha reault of thla trial will convince for
eigner that Yuan Bhl Kal Initiated the
murder of tha lata emperor." Kant Yu
Wet declared. "Hla dlsmtaaat will work
for the good of the constitutional party;
Ike conetltutlon will no longer be de
tained. "I oipoee foreign Intervention In favor
A FULL SUIT
An Extra Pair of Trousers
For the Price of Suit Alono
THEKK are many so-called 'sales'
about town, but the shrewd dresser
will look around to see "what's doing"
before be places his order for g-ar-ments.
It you want to be dressed so that
your friends will ask for the address
of your tailor you need go no farther
Suit and Extra Trousers $25 to S4S
It's our way of quickly clesnlng up
the surplus stock at the end of a
u8y season's trade.
WILLIAM JEKRIiMS bOXS.
' f0 ALTERATIONS DURING TKI8 OALE
S35 SUITS AND OVERCOATS
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of Tuan Shi Kal; the matter Is one for
China to aettle alone.
'The regent. Prince Chun, controls tha
army and la introducing reforms."
Since his expulsion from Peking ten years
ago, Kang Tu Wei has been instrumental
in directing tha reform movement In tha
empire from various places outside the
country. He Is at present living In con
cealment in Penang, and very few people
are able to see him. It is necessary to be
vouched for by friends before sccess to
him can be obtained.
It la impossible to obtain confirmation of
the expectation that Kanj Tu Wei will
now return to Peking.
Taaar Saao VI Rerallea.
PEKING. Jan. . Tang fihao VI. who Is
at present In Washington on a special
diplomatic mission from the Chinese gov
ernment, has been recalled to Pking. Ha
will coma back via Europe, leaving Wash
Tha American and British ministers here
have abandoned their project to unite tha
various powers In a protest against dis
turbing the present policy of the Chinese
government, which Is thought to have been
initiated In the dismissal from office last
week of Yuan Bhl Kal. a member of tha
grand council, and thla phase of the ques
tion la now regarded ss at an end.
Tha mission of Tang Bho Yl has been
enormously expensive, and In aome quar
ters here his summary recall Is regarded
as giving color to-tho reports that charges
of extravagance have been lodged against
Yuan Shi Kal.
Tang Bhao Tl started on hla mission last
fall under tha auspices and with the ap
proval of Yuan Shi Kal.
WASHINGTON, Jan. S. Ambassador
Tang haa addressed a note to Secretary
Root asking for a farewell audience and
alatlngthat ha expects to aall for Europe
In a few days. The reasons for his de
parture are not stated at tha department.
TILLMAN LAND CRAB
(Continued from First Page.)
other transaction at which he was at
work. Bo with the cases of abuse of frank
ing privileges. The postofflce never of
set purpoea inspect any package aent
through the mall by a senator or con
gressman, but aometlmea through the ac
cidental breaking of such package the con
tents ara exposed, and If they are of a
character which makes their transmission
by franking privilege illegal steps are
taken by tha poatofflce authorities to col
lect the full postage. Some of these In
stances represent real abuses, but in other
cases they are due to carelessness or igno
rance, and very often, doubt loss axe en
tirely unknown to the congressmen them
selves and no good purpose would bj
served by any publicity in the matter,
faso cf Ursitsr Tlllmna.
kind, which it seems to me I should put
befoie you us illustrating in striking fash
ion tha way in which investigations begun
by any of these agents in the line of their
duty may develop facts of high importance
which the investigators would not in the
first Instance have sought to discover.
hlcb when discovered ought not to be
hidden or auppicsaej, but tha developnunt
of which snay tend to create aa erroneous
$30 SUITS AND GYERCOATS
AND OVERCOATS $15 SUITS
Small Men's Suits, 32 to 36
We've a limited number of desirable suits for
small men in sizes from 32 to 36, that are marvels
of value at the price asked. Many of these suits
sold for $15.00 and more, but as the sizes are small
and we are desirous to close them quick we have
taken the entire lot and marked them next to
nothing. Tour choice of the lot
Now small men it's your chance
Impression that the agents In the question
were being used for purposes not within
the line of their lawful duty.
"On the 19th of February, 1908 (sea ex
hibit A), Senator Tillman called the atten
tion of the senate to a circular of a syndi
cate firm for tha sale of lands in Oregon,
particularly in Coos and Douglas counties,
which had baen granted to corporations by
tha government, the circular stating that
tha company In possession of the lands was
bound to sell them for $2.G0 an acre or upon
their refusal would be prosecuted by the
government, and that 'among those who
have spoken for a part of this land Is Sen
ator Tillman of South Carolina, tha leader
of the democratic party in tha senste, a
man who usually gets what he goes after.'
Senator Tillman denied the statements of
thla circular and expressed a wish for an
Investigation, and upon his request the
Postofflco department, through Its Inspec
tors, made such an investigation. He stated
In reference to this circular:
I have not bought any land anywhere in
the west, nor undertaken to buy any. I
have mode some Inquiries, as one naturally
mould, in roaming through the west. I
simply want the peopln of the country to
put on noitce inai mis swintuer ar Port
land has no wsrrant whatever for endeav
oring to lnvelgla others Into his game.
Tillmaa Wants Xiao Quarters.
"I etirlose the circular referred to as
exhibit B; the report of tha postofflcs
lnrr tors, under date of July 27,' 1908,
as exhibit C. This Is a confidential re
port of a type usually not furnished, but
in thla case the matter Is so serious that
I feci I should put It before you. I en
close you also, as exhibits VI. T2, V3.
IX and D5, photographic facsimiles of
letters and envelopes and telegrams from
Senator Tillman and his agent, William
E. I.ec. It appears that on October 19,
19IT7. Senator Tillman wrote a letter (ex
hibit D3).to Messrs. Reeder and Wat
kins of Marshfleld, Ore., who were at
torneys representing people who were
applicants for the purchase of certain
wagon road land grant land; Dorr was a
lanl agent, making hla filings through
Htcder and Watklna. Senator Tillman's
Jtttc runs, In part, aa follows;
"1 wired you from' Wsuhsu, Wis., as
follows, and wrote to confirm It:
William K. Lee, my agent, will see
v,ii about land. I want nine uuarteis re
served Will forward signed application
and money at once. Members of my fam
lly arc eutrymen. letter lollows.'
"B. R. T."
I write now to ssy I wired Mr. Lee,
who rt sides at Moscow, Ida., to go at
one) t' Marshiield and see you about the
land U locate quarters for the seven
numbers of my family, who are of age.
and one for my private secretary, J. H.
Knight, whom I desire to let into the
deal, and of course he wanta a quarter
Leo Calls It Good Gamble.
"Th,e letter continued, stating la de
tail what waa to be done In order to en
able tha senator to get the land. The
WlUlant E. Lee, to whom Senator Tillman
thus referred aa his agent, wrote to
Reeder and Watklna. under date of De
cember 7. a letter, phctographlc copy of
which is herewith submitted. marked
'exhibt 14." In this latter Mr. Lee ex
plains thut he had written Senator Till''
mat fully as to the status of the land
matter, advising him that It waa 'a good
gamble.' but that the senator was lec
turing so that lie did not get Mr. Le'a
letter until a week and a half previously.
Tha letter rontlnuea:
"In case Senator Tillman goes on this
deal with sums good land in the right
quarters we went, I am satisfied that hs
can b ot great help la getting matters
iij "mi ,nf'T K"gl1" '
$25 SUITS AND OVERCOATS
$10 SUITS AND OVERCOATS
to get busy.
started from Washington and cause) the
government to get busy and do something
along the line you desire. He will set up
such a howl that it will be Impossible t
do otherwise. This will be very Important
for your whole scheme to have a man of
his influence here to aid you at this end
of the line. By all means save a lot of
good land for us, as we intend to be ot
more value than any one ot the others in
Begins Fight in Senate.
"On January 81 Senator Tillman Intro
duced In the senate the following resolu
tion: Whereas. At divers times various rail
roads and other corporations have received
larse cranta of public lands or the united
Slates under and by virtue, of acts of the
congress, containing conditions to the ef
fect that such landa should he sola to ac
tual settlers only, or In quantities not
exceeding for any one purchaser a limit
fixed by the act relating tnereto, or at a
price per acre greater than the amounts
mentioned, using such grant, to the end
that auch landa might promptly become the
homea of the citizens of the United Slates,
"whereas, It Is currently reported and
widely believed that the Department of
Justice has Information to the effect that
certain of the corporations aforesaid, or
their alleged successors in title, having
obtained colorable title to large tracts of
land within a state or states of the Pacific
slope by virtue of th grants above men
tioned and still holding considerable por
tions thereof, have violated or evaded the
equitable and salutary conditions so as
aforesaid imposed by the congress upon
such granta for the public good; yet the
senate is not advised that any action has
been taken by the Department of Justice
to enforce the aaid conditions or restore
the said landa to the public domain; now,
therefore, be it
"Resolved, etc., that the president be re
quired if not incompatible with the public
interest to Inform the senate what infor
mation. If any, haa been received and what
action. If any, has been taken by the De
partment of Justice with respect to the
matters and things In the preamble to the
resolution set forth," snd pressed vigor
ously for Immediate action.
Se-coaa Resolution by Tillman.
"The resolution being laid over, Senator
Add Variety to your Luncheon by
HALF PORTIONS t
Every noon at luncheon. Every evening at dinner
Some of our specialities at any place In
Oream of Celery,
10c, tureen 15c.
Ox Joint a lu'Anglalse,
plate 10c. tureen lac.
Fried Boston scallops 25c
Spare P.lbs, with Kraut
Irish Stew, assorted veg
etables for "Of.
Young l.miiii, French
Peas, for Zo-.
Sugar Cured Ham, Sweet
Potatoes for JOc.
Creamed Hpinaco for 10c
Boiled Onions, for lOe
Ice Cream 10c.
Apple Pies Ir
A whole bill of
U soups y
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$22.50 SUITS AND OVERCOATS
Coys' and Children's Half Price Chthss
These half prices should be Terr attractive, aa lt'a hard
to etay away from such price-Inducement, and, It you want
to be pleased with, a magnificent money-sannff purchase.
Join the happy crowd that will attend this great sale Sat
urday. Boys' Straight and Knickerbocker Pants Suits,
$10 Suits, $8.50 Suits, $7.50 Suits, $6.00 Suits,
$5.00 $4.25 $3.75 $3.00
$5.00 Suits, $3.00 Suits, $2.50 Suits,
$2.50 $1.50 $1.25
Boys' and Children's Orercoata divided Into two tntt
lots and marked reicardleea of halt at
$2.50 and $3.50
Tillman Introduced the same day a further
and joint resolution containing the same re-
Uiibit 'D5.' In It I call your attentoln to
Resolved, etc.. That the attorney general
be, and Is hereby, directed, authorised and
empowered to take auch proceedings, or In
stitute such suit or suits on behalf of the
United States, as may be necessary, ap
propriate or expedient to insure a compli
ance with the above mentioned conditions
or to restore the said lands to the public
domain, or to report to the congress why
auch action aa aforesaid has not been or
should not be taken.
Another Tillman Letter.
"On February 15 Senator Tillman wrote to
Messrs. Reeder and Watklns. A photo
graph of his letter Is also attached as x
hlblt "Do." In It I call your attention to
tha fact that he speaks again of Mr. Lee
as his agent and of tho correspondence car
ried on through Mr. Lee. He states that
what he has done In stirring up the ques
tion of the Oregon land granta to railroads
has been done entirely apart from any per
sonal Interest h has In the matter, and
" 'Although I would not have had my at
tention called to It but for the investigation
as set on foot In connection with the pro
posed purchase by me of some of fee tim
ber land in question. Of course, if I decide
to make the tender and go into the law
uuit, I will bear proposition in mind, but I
would have you understand that nothing I
do here In the senate will be done because
of any personal purchase of any of the land.
If I can succeed In causing the government
to Institute suit for the recovery of the
land and make It easier for "others as well
as myself" (the Italics are mine) I shall do
It without regard to the dealings with your
firm. I Btill want to get some of the tim
ber land If It is possible, and aa it Is prob
able that Mr. Lee or some other representa
tive of mine will be In your country In the
next two months, we will leave the matter
of payment for the Initiatory steps and sub
sequent proceedings In abeyance for the
present. Any contract wa might make will
be entirely apart from and independent of
my work In the aenate. I will be glad for
you to hold In reserve eight of the best
quarter sections of which you have definite
Information and I will In the meantime
press the Investigation and other work
here which will facilitate the final purchase
and In effect obviate the necessitating of
your making any rase In the. courts at
Fraaked Taraa.h Malls.
"This letter In which Senator Tillman
requested that eight of tha best quarter
sections be held In reserve for him was
written just four days before he announced
to the senate that he had not undertaken
to buy any land In the west. It Is unneces
sary to comment upon his proposal, made
In this letter, to use his Influence as senator
to force the government .to institute a suit
which would make It easy for him parson
ally to obtain some ot tha land. Thla let
ter, purely pointing to Mr. Tillman's per
sonal ami private business, was sent In a
franked envelope, of which I attach pho
tographic copy marked 'exhibit D3.'
"The assault by Senator Tillman upon
Mr. Dorr was, according to the report of
tUe Inspectors, a wanton assault made to
rover up Senator Tlllman-s own transac
tions. "I call your attention to the letter of Mr.
Dorr to tha postmaster general and date
under November 22, 190s (exhibit E), in
which he asks for relief from the cases
which Senator Tillman had brought against
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him, saying that he had no knowledge that
Senator Tillman desired his operations to
be kept bidden and secret from the general
public knowledge. The report of the In
spector seems to Indicate that this young
man, Mr. Dorr, acted in good faith, but he
used' Senator Tlllman'a application for land
as an advertisement. Very truly yours,
"To Hon. Eugene Hale."
STEEL RESOLUTION IS PASSED
Senate Votes to laqalre Into Presi
dent's Action Preceding;
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8.-By a viva voce
vote the senate today passed Senator Cul
berson's resolution instructing the com
mittee on the- Judiciary to report to the
senate whether the president was autho
rised to permit the absorption of the Ten
nessee Coal and Iron company by the
United States Steel corporation, t
Preceding that action. Senator Hopkins,
renewing his objection to tha resolution
on the ground that the president did not
approve the act of the 8teel corporation In
absorbing the Tennessee Coal and Iron
company, moved to lay Senator Culberson's
resolution on the table as soon as It waa
called by the Texas senator today.
On that motion the vote was 14 yeas and
47 noes, the yea vote being as follows:
Burkett, Carter. Cummins, Curtis, Dixon,
Dupont, Depew, Hopkins, Kean, McCum
ber, riatt, Penrose, Richardson and War
All of the senators voting to lay the res
olution on the table were republicans and
of the forty-aeven votes against that mo
tion twenty-one were cast by democrats
and twenty-six by republicans. As soon aa
this test, vote was announced Mr. Culberson
moved tha adoption of hla resolution and
by a viva vocs vote It waa adopted, no
division being called for.
ROADS C0MPETEF0R TRAFFIC
Witness Says Straggle 'for Baslaeas
Was Keen Before Alleged
Valon Parifle Merger.
NEW YORK. Jan. .-Thst prior to 1901
the Southern Pacific,' Union Pacific and
Santa Fe railroads were In actual competi
tion for California business was testified
to by George T, Smith of Jersey City,
former general agent, for the Pennsylvania
railroad, at the hearing today of the
government's suit to dissolve the alleged
Union Paclflo merger.
Shippers at Denver and other Colorado
points had benefited by competition, he
"Did the Pennsylvania railroad partici
pate In competition for transcontinental
traffic to Chicago, St. Louis and other
points In Missouri?" Mr. Smith wsa asked.
"The general competition was very
FORMER NEBKASKAN IS DEAD
ftev. If. B. Phllllaa, Oaeo Prominent
Edaoator la West, Passes Away
at Mew Haven.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Jan. I.-Rev. M.
E. Phillips, pastor of the Whltneyvllle
Congregational church, died at his home
last night, lie was about it years old. Hs
was for many -years connected with tin
Wesleyan Methodist church,' and was aJ
one time chancellor of several seminarist
In the western states, notably In Kansas,
Nebraska and Colorado. His son, Lee A.
Phillips, lives In Los Angeles, Cal., and hit
daughter, Mrs. H. McOean, In Cleva
Misses' and girls' cloaks suits and dresses
Saturday one-third off. Benson ; Thorm
So far as real wear goes
actual lifi! of leather and all j
that a $2.50 and $3.00 sho
will do about as well as the I
higher priced ones. j
We know our Women's
$2.50 and $3.00 shoes will.
And when it comes to wear
plus shape holding ability
and comfort these $2.50 and
$3.00 shoes are in the front
All the desirable leathers;
box calf, patent leather, kid
and Russia tan. (
This is Friday; if you need j
'em Sunday don't forget that
we have the shoes you want
and can 6ell them to you up
to 10 o'clock Saturday night.
Bring the boys and girls
with you, we can shoe them
J22 S. 111. Kear larury
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