Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 20, 1909, NEWS SECTION, Page 2, Image 2
HIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1900. 'EE Done. Our Best Offering of Shirt Waists Values tin to $1.B0, at saeh . 98c wai Special Sale of Raffled Swiss Curtains , Saturday. la this special sale 'we Include all the new styles that have arrived np to this time. The satIdkb are considerable and it will pay you to attend. Our Se ts-lnch Ruffled Swiss Curtains, pair . . . . J5o Our 65e 13-inch Ruffled Swiss Curtains. pair.. ltd Our SOc 82-inch Ruffled 8w1m Curtains, palr...5c Our $1.10 37-ln. Ruffled Swiss Curtains, pair..S3o Our $1.5 89-ln. Ruffled Swiss Curtains, pair....lSo Our 11.50 Ifr-ln. Ruffled Swiss Curtains, pair. II. II Our 2.00 41-Inch Ruffled Swiss Curtains, pair. 1.48 Our 2.7B 48-inch Ruffled Swiss Curtains, pair. $1.78 Extension Curtain Rods with silver or brass ends, brackets complete, at, each ...Se Remnants of drapery materials at greatly reduced prices. ; Grand Clearing Sale of Women's Hose Saturday Commencing at 9 A. M. This final clearing sale includes all the broken lines and odd lots of women's and chil dren's hosiery in plain blacks and fancies; some sizes missing. The qualities are so fine and the price so small that there is good reason for stocking up with hosiery for a long time ahead.. These are real values, Included Are Woman's fancy hose, out size, worth Women's lisle and cotton nose 39c Children's BOc, SBc and 25c hose Also women's gaiters in colors, 8 Be All Included for Saturday, in one Be here at 9 A. M. if you Come SaturdayDon't Miss These Petticoats to Tour Special Measure. It surely will pay every woman to get a new Petticoat while we are making them to your special meas ure. We make them from any material or color you may choose. See model at dress goods department All Remnants of White Goods on sale In oar Econ omy basement during this Febru ary White Sale. sursncs companies to furnlah a Uat ef their policy holders, and fraternal organisations a Hat of their secretaries. Auditor Barton Mid tha critics ef these Mils do not under- stsnd tneir purport, me oiiis, n mu. uu not contemplate that an orsanlsation shall (11 thee Hats each year with their re ports, as they are only required to furnlah thla list when tha department makes an order for same. ' Tha Intention of the Mil la to have these addreaaea for tha purpose of taking; up with the Members the irregularities of the com pany, which are not controlled by law, and that under no clrcumstancee should tbess Hats ba uaed for any other purpose. Taylor May Retaliate. The defeat' In the senate of H. R. 82 by Taylor of Cuater, giving tha atata canvas slng board the right to canvaaa votes on constitutional amendmente and definitely ae tiling tha statua of the question on which the legislature divided early In tha ses sion, la likely to have a fatal effect upon tha Omaha charter. Representative Taylor, one of the house loaders, has up till today evinoed some Interest in the measures of tha Douglas county delegation, but after pending (wo hours In tha senate Interview. , Ing the aenators for the canvaaalng bill, he heard Senator Ransom move to post pone his pet measure Indefinitely, and New spring hosiery now being ar ranged in hosiery section; stronger lines than ever greater variety than before. Our large orders on all numbers are executed by the oldest and best mills In this and foreign countries, insuring superior material and workmanship. ' We mention three of our forty big numbers: , PONV STOCKINGS-A Boon to .Tired Mothers Era , Iff vV cashmere hose, stlk heel sjkT toe In bias. pink. Un. red. black or white, at, pair. . . .5 Splendid Assortment Half IIoso vwaYVt'm BJIISSON ci.THQRNE CO, Oil I Ota rtoM uan AU Pavtehtaa. " Valnes np to $3. SB, at each 51.48 Values up to at each- S1.98 Our last great ealef of -waists was such a grand success that our it rnirpr. xcVin in nnw in Npw YnrV. rliinlirftterl the nrfivirius. order and nad tnem nurnea on, bo nere iney are ior ssaturaay a spienaia group of White Lingerie Waists with their spring - time reductions. Dainty, refined, correct in style, beautiful surely no woman will be able to resist their attractiveness and the low prices. This great sale of waists commences at 9 a. m., at the New Base ment Bargain Square, directly in front of elevator entrance. j Bargain Square Basement, Saturday. Remnants of 12Vifec Ginghams at, a yard 8c, Remnants of 15c Gingams at, a yard. .10c Remnants of 25c Ginghams at, a yard .".15c New style, all desirable lengths. " Quick Selling Prices on Needed Toilet Articles Rubber complexion brushes, Saturday 10c Good tooth brushes, Saturday Be. ; Rose cold creejn, Saturday 10c. Colgate' Perfumes, very fine, Saturday an os. 2 So Regular 7 Be bottles ot Headache cologne, Satur day BOc. Toilet pumice stent, Saturday 7 Ho. Lavender smelling salts. Saturday 19c Special Combination toilet book, Ideal for trav eling; consists of face powder, nail polish, toilet soaa nail file, emeryboard and chamois skin. To Intro duce this handy little contrivance, we will sell them Saturday at lie. If you see them yon will wast one. Come Saturday. such as are seldom found outside up to 11.25 a pair.' rin up 10 91. zo a pair ' a and 59c qualities.. c and BOc qualities. grand clearing sale at, a pair and 59c qualities expect to share in this sale. watched It go down without recourse. Ha left tha senate with a fixed determination to return the compliment on the measure about which Omaha members are in a tur moil. Sears Before Committee. Judge W. O. Bears, who appeared before tha judiciary committee of the house Thurs day night, with evidence relating to tha conduct of the office of state treasurer during the Incumbenoy of Treasuer Stueter. waa asked by tha oommlttea to leave hl evidence before them. Thla Is regarded as an Indication tha democrats Intend at least to look into the matter ha has again brought up. Hotel Mta la Evlaeaee Hotel men reached Lincoln In force to night to work against tha Sink I-foot bed aheets bill. Ilie mens ure was recommended for general file last night by a aenata com mittee, but a number of senators gave an audience to the landlorda at tha Undell hotel. Among tha visitors went., many heeds of Omaha hostelries. ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS OF SEJfATB Copies af Bask Gaaraaty Bills Or dered Printed. LdNCOLN. Feb. 19.-SpeteA) Senate standing committees reported for indefin ite postponement 8. F. SB, by King" of Polk, nlrtrtn Tfnrrjr. fnAm Hosiery Dept. vi.iugj iiiuo ii unl East Roen vs-s e ey Muitfuuvvi PONY STOCKINGS for boys and girls are made to withstand the hardest wear that Tom, Pick and Harriet -can give, and you know how hard that ia. We've been Selling PONT STOCK INGS for a good many yeara, and haven't rat found a dlaaatlsflad mother. Tou'll be aurprteed to find how long they last and how little mending they need. Triple kneea, heels and toes, perfect dyea, auperlor yarn-glvtng elasticity fit end strength all go to make Just the Blocking lively boys and girls can wear without being a constant worry to the mother at BSe tae Fair Boys' "Onyx" hose ia medium, l!sht or heavy rib, a great stock ing for romping boys. pair.. JJ5 I pairs for $1.00 A1M1 tl.7e. of this store. " sT f r- ir Next Monday The great special sale of finished sofa pillows. 8ee our 16th St. win dow. providing for tha forfeiture of principal and interest in caaoa of usury. H, R. 201, for the levy of tha 1-mlll ta for tha benefit of tha 8taJe university, waa placed on general file, and H. R. to, making an appropriation for tha Alaska- Yukon-Paclflo axpoaitlon, was returned t the houaa because the record showed that It did not aecure enough votes In the houaa to carry with the emergency clause, which tha bill contained. After' some discussion and numerous votes tha senate ordered S.O0O copies of the majority party banking bill printed and also 1009 copies of tha guaranty bill In troduced by Senator Myers of Rock, a re publican. Myers secured tha order for print- ma; his bill after a hard fight on tha floor. An effort to set salde an hour on Feb ruary 22 for Washington exerclaea was made In tha form of a resolution by Buck of Otoe, but waa put over a day. The following bills wars passed on third readlne: 8. F. 124, by Buhrman of Hall To provide arunage ana tree wateroourses tnrougn private lands. 8. F. 117. by Buhrman of Hall To nre- vent taking pension money of aoldlera by sisie institutions. 8. F. 136. by Ransom of Douarlaa To nrn vide' for the registration of municipal bonds. & F. 1ST, by Ollla ef Velley-Olvlna county boards the right to appropriate txo for aeea com experiments under the direction of the experiment station. 8. F. 8ft, by Wiltae of Dixon Damage claims against railroads not pad! In sixty and ninety days shall draw Intereat. and attorneys feea when collected bv antt. 8. F. 143. by Bartoa of Saline Requiring railroad companies to furnlah adequate telephone service from their depots. B. F. 1, by Myers of Rock Amending the military code. . F. ua Pensioning Omaha fireman after iwemy-one year s service. The following bills were Introduced In tha senate: 8. F. tOS, by Rsrtos ef Saline For an act to regulate life Inauratioa corporations ana to proviae ins manner In which com panies shall give Information to parsons i'i'.?'"a iur iiiw insurance. 8. F. 304. by Brown of Laneaetee m. mlttlng addition of sdlaoent territory t school districts in villages in same manner as in ci'ies. 8. F. Su6. by Ransom of Dnne-laa Tit ao, cure lha levy of taxes necessary to par the principal and Interest on dulv registered municipal bonrte of cities and villages. Aud itor certifies to oounty clerks amounts due on municipal bonds and same are to be piarra oy ciems on tax Hats and collected as taxes. J 8. F. atsj. bv Ransom of Doualaa Foe an an aot requiring the heada of certain state Institutions for the faithful performance of their dutiea Heada of Heat rice Inetltutea and aarlums shall clve lli.noo bond: at.w. sn.t: omer neada of other InstUu Mons, 11010; Geneva chrw. Mil ford Iri dostiial home. Home for Frlenrilxsa K Ann In committee of the whole ths sonata acted upon the following bills: 8. F. a, by Fuller of Seward, requiring telegraph, telephone and expreaa companies iv eimuii oooae to assessors. Kecom mended to Dsea. 8. F. 161, by lAverty of Saunders, to prohibit the wearing of uniforms of the army or nary or National Guard by persons not auwioruea to So so. Recommended to pass. 8. F. 161, by Ketchum of Thayer, to pro hibit the beedlng of animala within tha corporate limit a of cities snd to prohlUJt the posting of breeding advertisements witnin who leet or sny school or chusc. inaenniteiy postponed. 6. V. 210. by Brown of Lancaster, to com pel owners of hotels to provide a rope aaaer or similar means of escape rroin higher atorlvs of a hotel la addition to the regular fire escape. Recommended to pass. - S. F. 174. by Miller of Lancaster, convey ing to tlie city of Lincoln title to the market aquare in return for a alia for the Historical society building. Reeonuneaded to pass. H. U. 12, by Taylor of Custer, conveying poer to the state ranvaselug board to canvass rotes on constitutional amend csnta. Indefinitely postponed by a strict party vote. The senate adjoureed net 11 Monday after- eoon at t oH;l. ck. - Invliations were received by ths membars to sttend a reception given tha members af tha legislature by ths Nebraska His torlcal aotcety Wedneeday evening. Febru ary 14, at the library building of the Uni versity of Nebraska. , CHARTER FIGHT OROWt WARM RaTart Faree Metlaej ef the Ceaa aalttee Falla. r (From a ftatf Correspondent) LINCOLN, Feb. M. -(Special.) The fight betwren members of the Douglas delegation over their charter, started last night before ths committee on cities and townS. was re sumed en the floor of the house this after noon and a lot more "Let ths People Rule" and "Home Rule" linen was wsshed out for ths edification of tha legislators. It all cams about because Thomas, chair man of tha committee en cities snd towns, refused to call a meeting of tha committee for tonight. This stirred up ths Jlmocrsts and they got buay and secured the signatures of nine members of the committee to a petition ask ing for a meeting. Those who signed, the petition were fltoecker. Leldigh. Holmes, West, McColl. Sink, Howard, Wilson snd Connolly. When ths petition was banded to Thomas, he aaid: "Tou may meet If you want to, but I will not turn over the records of the committee to you and you cannot make a report on tha bill." Then Holmes proceeded to get busy. To the house hs mads a motion that ths com mittee be requested to meet. Instantly Thomas objected. He Informed tha hsuse that a whole lot of Omaha people were yet to be heard on that charter and that tha committee was about to take snap judgment and amend the bill to provide for an appointive board. Holmes replied that a lobby was being maintained down here to secure that elec tive police commission; that the people ot Omsha should have argued for or against the bill wben It waa before the senste; that It had been discussed ' three months In Omaha and six weeks down here and that was long enough. Connolly got In with the sstatement that under the pharter filings for nominations for office must be made by February J7 and the bill must be hustled snd there should be a meeting tonight. Jerry Howard got Insulted some way about thla time, jumped up and demanded that his name be taken from the call, for he wanted tha "people to rule." Wllsort and eldlgh then asked that their names be taken rfom tha call for the meeting, be cause they . did not know there waa so muoh feeling between the Omaha bunch. The motion by Holmes waa then voted down almost unanimously. v Connolly charged Thomas' action to Lea Lee Herdmara "I told Lee Herd man about wanting ths meeting tonight and that we would havs one and he objected. Then he got busy and called up Gottlieb Stors or some one else and this is the result. We will have tha anti-lobby law on him the first' thing he knows. , Tes, this delegation believes In letting the people rule, all right, if one man Is to do the ruling." ' During the harmony exhibition Howard got to boiling over and he and Boland came very near mixing up. Howard's under jaw flew out like a fly trap "Kape away from me; kape away 'from me," he aald In a stage whisper as Boland was trying to tell htm something. And the more the legislators heard of ths sorap the more apparent became tha aentlment to kill tha charter bill unless the delegation can agree upon It. ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS OF HOUSE) . '. ' FlsTht Devslspe Over Revert ef Hlst , . v ', Scheel . Bill. , 1 (Frem a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Neb.. Feb l.-8peclal.)-The house today, at ths suggestion ot Represen tative Brown of Sherman, who had prevl ously amended his bill, H. R. 350 giving the land commissioner power to determine ths value of leases of gravel pita on state land, killed the bill on third resdlng. Prev iously ths house eliminated from the bill ths portion relating to lease of pumice stone quarries on state land. The fight of the morning session took place ever the committee report on H. R tH by Soheele of Seward, repealing tha frse high school law passed by the last legis lature, giving permission to nonresident students Of high school districts to have Instruction st the public expense. Thers was a majority and a minority report, tha latter being In favor of Indefinite postpone ment. After- ths subject of education was gons ever and It was declared the people of tha atate would be held tip to contumely If the democratic legislature want on record against repealing such a law, tha measure to kill It failed by 66 to ft and tha bill wss left on general file. H. R. M0, by Evans of Hamilton, a phgl cat connection telephone bill, was reported by tha committee on telegraphs and tele phones for Indefinite postponement, but when It wss reported to tha houss ths members objected and tha bill was placed en general file. S. F. 4. Buck's purs seen hill, was re ported from the standing committee to be Indefinitely postponed, but it was placed on general file by the bouse. H. R. SM. by Groves of Lancaster, pro hibiting minors from smoking clgsrettes or using tobacco in any form, wss Indefinitely postponed. In oommlttse of ths whole the house recommended for passage H. R. 156, by Kuhl, amending the primary law providing tor Ute selection ef ths county oommlt tea by the county oonvenUon Instead of by the -candidates and for the selection of the Stats delegates at ths oounty -convention, but not changing the method of nomi nations. The following bills were introduced In the house todsy: H. R. 434, by Taylor of Cuater Providing the state normal board ahall tdealgnate ths high schools In which normal training shall be taught. H. R. 456. by Taylor of Custer Providing railroads ahall furnish stock ysrd facilities. H. R. 43, by Killen of Gage Providing for the Incorporation of mutual insurance companies. K. R. 437, by Stoecker of Douglas Drug gists shall pay no license fee to sell liquor for usa In compounding physiclsn prescrip tions. H. R. 4tt, by Thomas of Douglas To regulate, the loan of money with salary as security. H. R. 489. by Bushes ef TClmball Re enacting the law providing for tha election of otficera in new counties. AXB HAHO OVER CLERKS' HEADS EaTert mi Deeapltatlea Kspeetesl te Brlaaj a Fight. ' (Front a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Feb. 1! (Special.) The big gest flgbt yet pulled off this session Is scheduled to occur when about ' a dosen committee clerks and other employee are to be given their walking papere. Notice to vacate ths jobs will be served probably Saturday Bight and probably It will be tha first ot ths week before the' discharged patriots will be sble to get their represent atlvea lined up to the full significance of tha action. Then, of couree, -will coma the efforts to save the "b'ys."- Ths banking committee has practically cofiipletsd Its work and doea not need? a clerk, the committee on claims is about through with lis clerk and after the first forty days of tbs session tbs hill room may be eut down ty letting out several clerks. Every person who holds a job under this legislature doea so because of some political pull, rather thaa for any special qualifica tion for ths pi site, so It can be Imagined hat Will happen when Trenmore Cone, chief clerk, wields ths sx. Under a resolution adopted by tha houee all ef tha employee are placed under the direction of the chief clerk and tha speaker, and each has the right te discharge any one ef them. Cone has decreed that super fluous hangers on must go, snd go they must, unless the hens rescinds Its action In giving hm authority, and that la not likely. Discharging extra employes st this time still help to offset the fact that the em ployes In the engrossing room went to work drawing salaries weeks before they had any other work to do. But no one has been fired yet. UNUSUAL FINANCIAL METHODS IadlTlaaal Banker et Senatar Ste- phenson Tells ef Handling; Caanpala Faads. MADISON, Wis., Feb. ll.-The banking methods used In handling the campaign expenditures of United States Benator Isaac Stephenson, through J. H. Puellcher. a Mil waukee banker, took up the attention ot the Wisconsin legislative committee in vestigating the senatorial primary today. Mr. Puellcher explained the manner In which the deposits were mads snd told ef receiving amounts aggregating $101,400 through J. A. Van Cleave of Marinette, a friend of Mr. Stephenson, for paying cam paign bills. The money, he said, was paid on what Is known as ths "envelope plan." Mr. Puellcher had no vouchers or receipts to show whst money had been paid eut, but had cashier's checks. Which hs premised to send to the committee next week. The method df handling the funds, hs acknowledged, wss unususl. Mr, puellcher stated that "never again" Would hs act in the capacity of "Individual banker" in a political campaign. Ths committee spent the afternoon wrangling ever tha proposi tion Of summoning Senstor Blaine, the man who made the long Hat of specific charges ot alleged bribery sgslnst Senator Stephen son. It was finally decided to call the sens tor on Tuesday next, to which time the hearing adjourned. "AIR-TIGHT" ANTI-LIQUOR LAW New Art In Kanaaa Prehlblta All Sales Except Wlne for Comiaaalom Paryeaes. TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 19. When Governor Stubbs signs the sntl-llquor bill passed by both the house sod sensfe Kansas will have a prohibition law which Is absolutely "air tight," even providing that physicians shall hot prescribe liquor for the use of patients. The senate today accepted the house amendment barring physicians' pre scriptions. This bill Is the outgrowth et the crusade against the "joints" Vy At torney Oensral Jackson. - It provides that "any person who shall manufacture, sell or bsrter any spirituous, malt," vinous, fermented or ether Intoxicating liquors, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished ss hereafter provided." The punishment Is a fins for each offense ef $104 to $600 and imprisonment of from thirty to ninety days In jail. There Is just ens exception mads In the act. the sale of wins for oommunlon purposes. The new act also doea away entirely with the drug store permits to sell liquor, ss ths eld law pro viding for this Is repealed. This act la one of the most stringent prohibition meas ures in existence. TEN SUFFRAGETTES IN PRISON Participants la Disorder Refaae . Give , JsaasV. for Coe Behavior. LONDON. Feb. lS.-ixteen suffragettes who were arrested yesterday during ths dis orders that followed the efforts te reach Premier Asqultb to present to htm a reso lution sdopted by the Woman's Freedom league In favor of the continuation of ths militant propaganda for auffrage came up for trial today in the Bow street police court Then ot them were sentenced te terms of Imprisonment vsrylng from one month to six weeks after having refused to give security for their good behavior for six months. Two of ths prisoners gave the required sureties and the other four were discharged, as there waa some question whether they actually participated in the attack on the police or not. SHORTAGE CAUSE OF SUICIDE Caahlrv of Northern PaelSe Lead Department Leaves Note Explaining- Deed, ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. W.-HoIder Bray- ton, cashier In ths offices of ths Northern Pacific railroad land department, died to day Sa the result of a shot fired by him self last evening In his cottage on White Bear lake. Brayton waa short several hun dred dollars In bis accounts. Before com mittlng suicide, Brayton penned the fol lowing notet . "Tills Is the end of a misspent life. At tech no blame te anyone." On a card ha had written: "To whom It may concern: Thla will serve to exonerate Mr. J. M. Hughes snd all others. "H. BRATTON." J. M. Hughes is the chief clerk who served under Brayton. PANIC IN BALTIMORE SCHOOL Five HasAred Children F.ndnngered by Bxplontesi la Gas Stove. aSBSBanaanas BALTIMORE, Feb. J.-Fivs hundred school children were thrown Into a panic by an explosion In a gaa stove in the public school building st Ramssy and Scott streets todsy, but although numbers of the pupils jumped from windows or were jammed to gether In doorways, no fatalities were re ported and none were seriously hurt. Pass. Ing pedestrians aaalsted the children In their efforts to eacape. and aided In helping to quell tha panic. The building has previously been condemned ss unsafe. PEN FOSTERS WHITE PLAGUE Ml sew art Seaat Ceaaaslttee Frlaea Is Disgrace te Stat. Says JEFFERSON CITT. Mo., Feb. It-Follow ing sn official Investigation the senste com mlttee on penltentlsry and reform sohools declared today that tha sanitary conditions srs a disgrace to the state. It was found thst at least 74 per cent of the deaths within the prison walls ars caused by con sumption. Ths committee was accompanied by Dr Frank J. Luts. who says ths legislature must make a liberal sppropriatlon to pro vide suitable quarters for tbs convicts. WILL CALL CONFERENCE President Raoaavelt Will Invite For. ty-Flve Natlaas te Dleeaae Aetaral Resesrrei, WASHINGTON, Fb. Is. President Roosevelt announced today that a call would be issued st ones for a world's eoa ference en the conservation of natural re sources, to be held at The Hague next September. Forty-five oslions represent big at Ths ti-igue are Invited te paitlcipals. ABttSEMENIB. 0) Starr no OYD'S cundT; FEB. 21st gfe. FIRST TIME In OMAHA sUJtw a sat,NOKR's MAsstva PRODUCTION. SIOOSST, PRST OP ALL WVSTBRN ri.ATS gXTANT. rmtoast , eoa, , si, fi.se Fepalac Wed. Mai, S5e te 1.00 GCATO OCLJLiriQ Pkonsei Doug lees: lad A-lsss auaeee Tassday, Thursday, a atari ay Ths New Leading woman atAvsa Lnoaa a fcAU-cr-A-e:trioaw rwo&f area wwfc'sirso." Btrtra Matinee Meat Monde, W ashlar tea's Blrthiay, SMITH OS TOBACCO TRUST Corporation Commissioner Beriewi Formation Blf Combmation. RING OF OFFICERS GETS CONTROL Beads et Consolidated Company ON fared far Stock ef Old Coaeera, Giving proOts te Baaatl Ceteris at Head. WASHINGTON, Feb. ll.-ln a report transmitted to President Roosevelt today, Herbert Knox Smith, commtsajoner of corporations, presents some highly inter esting nlstory of ths organisation of ths "Tobacco combination," which In ths mag nitude of Its business operations, Is one ot the greatest orgsnlsatlona in America. The report la a result. In part, of an ex tensive Investigation Into the tobacco la dustry mads by ths bureau of corporations. Subsequent reports will deal with the con trol ot the tobacoo Industry, with prices and profits, and with competitive methods. Today's report set forth the rise of one of the great combinations Of the country. In hla letter of transmittal, Commissioner Smith says that It "deals with the history, from the standpoint of its organisation, of the great Tobacoo combination. Starting In 1M0 as the American Tobacco company, a manufacturer of cigarettes., with a capital of 126.000.000. the combination has now a net capitalisation (excluding Inter-company holdings) of S3la,34.82l. It has absorbed about separate concerns snd now con- IsVs Substantially four-fifths of the output of each Important kind or tobacco manu factured in the United Btetes, with the ex ception ot cigars. Ring Ceatrels Steclt. "Its history slso presents Important fea turee ef stook manipulation. The financial transactions centering around the organ isation ef the Consolldsted Tobacco com. pany In 101 are especially noteworthy. At that time a small body of dlrsotors and stockholders In the combination believed that the profits of the combination could be greatly Increased In tha Immediate fu ture. They organised tha Consolidated To bacco company and offered its bonds In ex change tor the common stock of the Amer ican and the Continental In order thus to secure for tnemselves most of the Increased profits about to accrue. The profits accru ing to ths common stock ot tha American snd the Continental after Its acquisition by the Consolidated Increased greatly and the small body of men controlling tha last named company so small, In fact, that six of them held a majority ef Its stock end thus controlled the entire combination be came entitled to sajalions ef dollars whloh hsd It not been for ffee Consolidated trans action would have ayne to the original common stock holder, Commissioner Smith, says that In fairness It should be sdded that thla offer of ex chsnge was mads with no concealment of tha fact that that 6ffer came from the principal officers and directors of ths two companies, but he adds; ftsalta CrttleUee Orsraalser. "Tha conduct of this group of men Is a proper subject for criticism, however, be cause they could foresee much betteV then outside stockholders the large proflta about to accrue. They occupied a fiduciary rela tion te the outalde stockholders and should have shared with them squally the special knowledge aoqulred by their poaltlon." The report discusses st tsnglh ths nnffS eds by which tbs tobacco combination bej been dsvsloped. Including the "bogus In dependent concerns" ef the combination. It points out clearly that "ths leading pur pose ef the men who have controlled It has been to dominate the tobacco Industry. Ths report contains not only ths detsils ef ths financial operations of ths combina tion In Its rise, but also many Interesting sidelights on tha schemes employed to make the combination paramount In the tobacco Induatry, SETBACK FOR REFORMERS Illlaola Coart Holda It Cannot Cei Celcaaa Maya te Baforee laasaf Law. pel CHICAGO, Fb. lJ.-The crussde to oloae Chloago aaJoons on Sunday received a severe setback today when the supreme court at Springfield handed down a de cision holding that It baa . not the power to compel Msyr Busse to close ths grog Shops on the first day Of ths week. The ease was Instituted two years ago by Rev, William A. Bartlett and others, who sought a writ of mandamus to force the mayor to enforce the so-called Sunday closing law. The appellate court ruled against them and Ita decision was upheld today." , Bes Wsnt Ads Are business Boosters. Oaly One "BBOMO tUI.IWB.' That t a Laxative Brome Quinine. Look for ths signature of E. W. Grove Used the world ever to Cure a Cold In Oae bey. Jba. mm MOTEL KOIVIE Tabl dIIots Dinner SLGO. every evening 6 to A good iviunic WOODWARD STOCK COMPANY Tonight and Saturday Matinee Cat. Ths Stirring Southern War Drama tail M m aa a a ansa in. rauuLt KU1 la title Bole. rOFTOASi rati CSS. BULLETIN No. G The araie-Us" Isn't se a alose et Ms aaeetasotar Isstana, each ss Us crest battle, for Instasee, It seuMn't sat 'em la as It's Saee la Ne Terk, Besusi aea Calcaae a salt rear 81 asek '" slmsUr ea the streasth af these, if s S S stury a traajsaSoaa story of woman's love an stas'S eacrltlea Taste's last eaoeirh Bathes Is It te aielstas your eras eosaaunalls and plenty et bboS. elaaa. heaest ma to sees res la a rear et Mushier the test ot the Mm. The his. lelly, hrsve Sheriff la the sleee. SllnP Boevse-ataelrs Arbaehle plays ths part, by the war says aoboo laves s ait awn." Maybe so, hut a goeS wear sns ta ths aaSleace will eavy him for the slick way he rolls a etsarette with eae hint. watch re MONK ABOUT THI "ROUND-UP" TOMORROW Auditorium GRAND CONCERT OUNDAY NIGHT, FCD RUARY 21st. BY THE PHILIPPINE CONSTABULARY BAND 85 MUSICIANS S5 Reserved Bent Sale Onena Fridav. February lWh. PRICES: 60c. 7 5c and $1.00 PRISE ASK BALL A. O. U. W. No..153 WAGHINCTON HALL fed. 22 Prlsss st Black, ths Hatter's CmSawKTvat &X)s ABTABCSO TAtTDBTELXiB Stat. Every 2a- a us. Svery Mica ang Bandofs Miniature Circus, Adeline Dun lap, Frank MoCormack and Company. Madge Fox. A. O. Duncan. LieClalr and Bampaon. Frank White and Lew Simmons. Joe La Fleur, Klhodrome. Prices 10c, 26o and 6O0. KRUGTh8Q'er TONIGHT -MAT. TUE8. and, SATURDAY Tha thrilling malo-drama, "IT'S NEVER TOO LATE " TO MEND." bund at loss, nmn nuauM. ROLLER SKATING . Saturday Afternoon and Evening Admission 10c. :: Skites 20c PERFUME DAY AT BEATON'S Ssturday we will sell all the leading perfumea, toilet waters and toilet articles at prices that will pieajte you. Here are a few of them: fl.OU Roger A Gallet Vera Violet extract, per ounce , jq 1.00 Roger A Uallet Peon Pe Bpagne.- oer ounce f 1.00 Rower Gallet Indian Hay, per ounce , 11,00 Uuerlaln Jlckey, per ounce..,. 11.00 Essence Ideal, per ounce ...... 11.00 Allen's Janice, per ounce eOo Allen's Rose, per ounce ; to Ma ita 10a June Roses, per ounce 29o SOo Allen's American Besuty, per o...2o lOo lole Ia Trefle, per ounce....! Ao lOe Lole Golf King, per ounce ...9o tOc Colgate's, any odor, per ounce. ....20 lOo Perrln's Toilet Water t0 tOo Locust Bloom Toilet Water ....... I5o Tic June Roses Toilet Wster Ha BEATON DRUG CO. 15th and Farnarn Sts., Omaha WHERH TO BAT. Table d'Hote Dinner .( . ' . i . AT THE , . Glicsapcakc IB10-U HOWARD STREET. Sunday FROM U A. M. To I F. U. Music by Mr. Hangauer, pianist and sluger. Sunday Mr. Taylor assists with sluglng. Ksal Tickets Frea at Hanson's Bvsry person who takes a mesl at Tolf Hanson's basement restaurant may gusaS the number who visit there during the day. Every day the neareat guess wias a mesl book. Toll Bansei's Loach Boom The moat attractive, brigheet, airiest and moat economical lunch room in Omaha Meal Book Free at ROBERTSON CAFE CUC55 NUMBER SERVED EACH DAT Table dllote Dinner Every Sunday snd Holiday '