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TIIE I5KK: OMAHA. SATrKDAY, DErTCMHKK IS. 101.".
' TAXED JO UTMOST
Floor Leader Kitchin in Tiffht Box
When Trying to Pnih War
SLOAN IN SARCASTIC SPEECH
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Io. 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Representative
Claude KJtchln of North Carolina,
tbe floor leader of the majority
part of the house and In charge of
the bill to extend the war tax meas
ure for another year to rehabilitate
a eadljr depleted treasury, was given
a real Jolt yesterday by reason of the j .
breaking down of the electric bell ; Redfield Wants. Law to Prevent
Corporation Has a
Soul, Rules Court
IK$ MOINKB. IVe. IT.-The low u
freme court today ruled that a corpora
tion haa a aoul, whm It affirmed a de
cision awarding Hmry I. White 12,500
damane from the International Tentbook
company, which he rharard with ma
llcloua prosecution. .The company's de
fense waa that there could be no ma
licious preaerutlon since a corporation has
no soul or personality.
"Modern tendency I more and more to
ward nuardlnK a corporation as havlnr
a soul," aald the court'a decision.
PAYORS HEW KIND
Foreigner! Cutting Pricei in
FEARS ONSLAUGHT AFTER WAR
system on the house side of the cap
ital, that nearly resulted In the de
feat of the democratic plans to cur
tail debate on the war tax bill.
On a division ot the previous question
t limit debate to two hours and a hair. WASHINGTON, pec. 7-Illntlon to
tht republicans defeated the democrats ( protect the Industrial and commercial
by a majority of nine, forrms llepresent- market f tne Vnlted States from a ."do
stlva Kitchin. the majority leader, to ask ' siructlve type of trule and unfair com-
a roll call. Buttons were pressed by the I petition" at the close of the Kuropcan
- l . I . . Ln.. B.kl..k vm .itf I ha Ktla ' - . . . .
" " i in recommended 10 conareea iwmy
officers of the hour which rang the bells
all over the houae side of the capltol and
In tha office building calling the ab
sentee. Krery Reso.ree Taaed.
They failed to work and t-ny ty dint
of hard sprinting by doorkeepers, mes
sengers and pages and the slow calling
of tha roll by the house clerk did the
democrats muster the votes to overcome
tha republican strength, the joint resolu
tion carrying. to It.
Had tha war tax bill failed to pass the
house today It Is doubtful whether It
could have passed tha senate In time for i
a receas on Saturday.
Having passed the rule and fixed the
tlm for a vote, the republicans went
after "Brother" Kitchin hammer and
tongs, and ha knows tonight what Is la
store for a democratic leader during the
Representative Sloan, wohae tongue Is
one of sweetness, usually, was touched
with biting sarcaem as ha referred to
tha holiday gift about to be presented
to tha American people In conjunction
with tha "special celebration of an event
Important to some, and observed with
Interest by all," which obviously referred
to the forthcoming marriage of tha presi
dent and Mrs. Gait, on Saturday.
After entering a protest against the
extenalon of the system of taxation which
tha bill fosters. Congressman Sloan said:
"A little over a year ago the life of tills
so-called war revenue bill Waa Indeter
minate. "I called tha attention of tha house to
that fact. But tha majority, which by
tha way, was much larger than at pres
ent, refused to limit It. It's limitation
waa made In tha first Instance by tha
other legislative body.
Wreag te Axaerleaaa.
"This special revenue taa wrongs tha
American people because: First. If the
pledge ot economy at Baltimore had been
lived up to, there would have been money
In our treasury now to proceed with the
"8eoond: If tha pledge of the party In
power had bean lived up to and tha Im
port duties, levied, with tha purpoaa of
raising revenue, and no discrimination
made between industries or between sec
tions, there would have been a much
greater sum In tha treasury than there
"Always waiving the question whether
there Is really any available money In
the treasury at present."
"There la one great objection the
American people make to this resolution
which now proposes ' to levy grlevoua
taxes to raise about t0,0N.0U0.
A d viae WsrlBf Will.
"Now tf there Is any virtue remaining
In tha wand of tha treasury's magician
auch aa waa exercised on the night be
tween September and October, why can
not our secretary of treasury by waving
that wand, by flat or decree, breathe Into
or wish upon tha treaaury of the United
Etatea another credit of fso.Ooo.oooT
"Tha taaea ct America ahould be largely
paid by foreign producers who would
ahara with ua the opportunities and
Nebraska Senator Sayi He Will Hot
Oppose Nominations of Con
' tested Postmasterships,
LOUO LIST TO THE SENATE
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (Special
Telegram.) President Wilson sent
to tbe senate yesterday the names of
a number of Nebraska postmasters
appointed 'during recess and over
which there has been a great deal of
Senator Hitchcock declared that
be would make no protest on con
firmation. In the list Is the name of
Postmaster S. O. Hudson of Lincoln,
a Bryan man; Charles F. Gilbert of
York, a Bryan man, named only
after the hardest kind of a struggle,
and Dan Kavanaugh of Falrbury,
a Hitchcock man. W. F. Cramb
was appointed and has been serving,
but Kavanaugh's name went in to
Following is a complete list for No-
by Secretary r.edfiHd In hla annual re
port. 'Every stratagem of Industrial war,
ha saya, mill be used by powerful foreign
agencies aKalnst American Industries
which insy menace large markets hereto
fore controlled abroad.
To prevent "unfair competition" the
secretary suggested that the machinery
of tlio Department of Justice and Treaa
ury be used and that congress supplement
existing Inaa to give the federal govern
ment adequate means to protect Ameri
"In my Judgment," aald the secretary,
"the matter la one which may be more
wisely treated as an attempted wrong to
la forbidden than as an economic matter
which need to be restrained. I ahould
prefer, therefore, to deal with It by a
method other than tariffs, clasclng It as
sn offense similar to the unfair domestic
competition we now forbid. It seems pos
sible that by using the existing machin
ery of the Treasury department and De
partment of Justice we may restrain this
foreign 'unfair competition on both sides
of the sea.
, "I recommend, therefore, that such
legislation he enacted as will give to the
foreign representatives of tna above
namea Departments auch added powers
and Increased personnel as they may
need for this purpose, and that It be en
acted, If possible, that merchandise sold
In 'unfair competition' or undor clrqum-
stances which tend to create a monopoly
In behalf of the foreign producer In
American markets shall be forfeited.
"I also recommend that legislation sup
plemental to tha Clayton anti-trust act
be enacted which ahall make It unlawful
to sell or purchase artlclca of foreign
origin or manufacture where the prices
to be paid are materially below tha cur
rent rate for auch articles In the country
of production or from which shipment Is
made, in case such prices substantially
lesaen competition on the part of the
American producers or tend to create a
monopoly In American markets In favor
of tha foreign producer, and that It be
made unlawful for any person to buy,
sell or contract for tha sale of artlclea
of foreign origin, or to fix a price for
same or to make a rebate upon such
price, conditioned upon the purchaser
thereof not using or dealing in warea pro
duced or sold by the competitors of the
manufacturer or seller, where the effect
Is to substantially Icaaen competition in
the production In the I'nlted tslatea of
such artlclea, or tends to create a monop
oly In the sale of such articles in Ameri
can markets In favor of a foreign pro
ducer." Co-operation U Baaaeated '
Co-operation of bualneaa concerns In
foreign trade Is suggested to permit ad
mission of the smaller tradesmen Into
that field of activity.
"Tha present laws plays Into tha hands
of the larger concerns and ahuts out small
oneg from important markets," tha secre
tary said. "I'rovlalon should be made
whereby such concerns may, with due
safeguards against monopoly, co-operate
In tha foreign fluid. To refuse for fear
of monopoly la to say that the large con
beneflsts of the American market, the!0?"- h" lon hol', tne lucrative for-
nan mnrans ana mat tna far laraer
number of smaller houses shall be shut
out The whole matter ahould he placed
under the supervision of the Federal
Trade commission and should be subject
to full publicity. It Is not Intended that
this co-operation shall extend Into tha
Mr. Kedfleld expressed the hope that
American banks be permitted to co
operate, under supervision of tha Federal
Reserve board. In establishing foreign
branchea or In owning stocks ot banks
operating In foreign countries.
best market heretofore and to be here
after. In tha world."
Judge Green of the Council Bluffs dis
trict also had something to say about
the bookkeeping In tha treasury, and he
convulsed tha house In hut analysis of
tha dally bulletins lasued by that depart
ment as to tha condition of tha treasury
and tha atatement of Secretary MoAdoo,
wherein ha found nearly twenty millions
mora In tha treaaury than the dally re
Representative Green likened tha Mo
Adoo atatement to WUklna Mlcawber, one
ot Dickens fainoua characters.
"Mr. Mlcawber," aald Judge Oreen.
"waa tha originator of tha . celebrated
maxim, 'annual Income. 10 pounds ster
ling; annual expense, it pounds sterling;
result, happlneae; annual Income, )
pounds sterling: annual . expenses, 30
pounds sterling; result, mUery.' " He
called this an expression peculiarly
adapted to tha condition of the national
treasury under tha present democratic
Gould Eefuses to
NEW YORK, Dec. 17. George J. Gould,
It was learned today, had complicated the
proposed readjustment of the financial
affairs of the Missouri I'aclflo railroad
by flatly refusing to deposit securities of
the road held by the Uould estate.
Bdwln Gould. It la said, has announced
that he would aland by hla brother
Qeorge, but Mra. Flnley J. Shepard. who
waa Mlsa Helen Gould, and Frank Gould
have announced that their personal hold
Inns of Mtasourl 1'aclllc will be deposited
with the bankers behind the reorganisa
tion. In behalf of Kuhn. Loeb A Co., man
agers of the reorganisation plan. It was
aald that the holders of more than
Villa is Being Urged
to Give Up the Fight
El. PASO. Tex., Dec. 17.-Ths question
of terminating Villa opposition to Uia
c ... . ... - . .
.uvernmeni oecame a 1 majority of the bonds and stocks had
llva ueue before a council of war. now In 'already deposited their securities and that
progresa at Chihuahua, at which Villa 1 Mr. Gould a action would leave the project
and hie ataff is In attendance. Thla In- j undisturlwd.
lormauon waa given out tonight by
Americana who arrived from the south
Pressure la being brought to bear upon
General Villa to abandon tha fight. It Is
aald. Meanwhile supplies of all aorta
wera being "commandeered" from Chi
huahua City merchants. K va( to
provision an expcditicn southward.
CHURCHILL IN. NARROW
ESCAPE FROM DEATH
LONDON. Dec. J7.-Winatan Spencer
Churchill, who reaigned hla portfolio of
chancellor of tha duchy of Lancaster In
order to Join hli regiment at the front,
had a narrow eaeape a few duy Mo,
according to wounded mca who have ar
rived at home. These men aay that Mr.
Chun bill's, duaout waa hit by a German
braska, sent to the senate today, to which
Mr. Hitchcock's declaration applies:
Leslie J.' Hummel, Bui-well; Daniel Z.
Kochendarfer, Kxeter; Frederick J.
Waugh, Ewlng; B. A. Tobey, Uresham;
D. II. Michael, Liberty; Otla L. Ntvk!rk,
Ptaplcton; O. S. Larson, ahlckley;
Xandor Y. Zuhlke, Bancroft; Thomas J.
Lane, Bloomlngton; Francla A. Thomp
son, Clay Center; Fred W. Bhlvely, Oak
dale; Oscar K. Swanson. Oakland; Anton
n. Holms, Randolph ; James C. Badger,
Arlington: M. M Doerlng, Battle Creek;
William K. Nick, Cedar bluffs; Charles
A. I'ayne, Clearwater; Kills 8. Totter,
Crete; Thomaa J. Hinds, David City;
0orge v. Nlcholns, Dewltt; Daniel
Kavanaugh. 'Falrbury ; C. C. Davis, Falls
City; Paul C. Morgan, Hay Springs: Will
lam C. Ilusmlsell. Maaon City; 'Ernest
D. Smith, Mitchell; P. II. McEvoy. North
Platte; J. K. McCarthy. Ogallala; A. N.
Conklln, St. Paul; William D. Day,
t'lysoes; Carl Carlson, Valparaiso; E. J.
Kaltenhorn, Waco: Nelson J. Ludi,
Wahoo; David D. O'Kane, Wood River;
Charles K. Gilbert. York; Samuel O.
Hudson, Lincoln; E. O. Harsh am, Mlna
tare: M. H. McCarthy, O'Neill; George
M. Sandusky, Sterling.
A "For Pale" ad will turn second-hand
furniture Into cash.
Kails Dead in Cafe.
CHICAGO. Dep. 17 Oeorge P. Moore
fell dead In a cafe hre today. He waa
iB years old, a resident of Sacramento,
Cel., and western representative cf n,
Chicago wholesale houae. Heart disease
waa given as the cause of his death.
GRANGE ACTS ON '
Would Slightly Alter Mother.' Pen
lions by Providing Work
FOR PROHIBITION AND SUFFRAGE
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. Pec 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The Nebraska State
Orange closed Its session last night. A
change in the law at present compelling
county boards to let bridge work by con
tract was recommended to the extent of
permitting tha local boarda to have an
option In tha matter.
Tha Grange urges that sheriffs be paid
regular salarlea only and that all feea
shall e turned In to the treasurers.
The mothers' pension law was approved,
but an amendment was favored to the
effect that In case tbe husband of the
mother drawing a pension Is living, he
be provided with work by the state and
that the state reimburse the county for
A resolution touching alien land owner
ship was also adopted, namely: That no
foreign born man who may become a
citixen, but declines to become auch, shall
have title to real estate. No color or
raco-llne was drawn.
The state legislature was asked Imme
diately to enact a rural credit bill, with
credit basis on land values.
The Grange favored women's suffrage
and prohibition of tha manufacture of
ll'iuor. excepting for mechanical and
While no statement .la made by the
officers of the Grange or any member,
it la Indicated that tha question of mili
tarism was discussed but that no action
was taken. It la said the Grange Is
fundamentally opposed to militarism.
S. A. Dean of Broken Bow and Mason
E. Hyde of Gothenburg were elected as
members of the executive committee to
fill vacancies, tha regular election not
occurring until next year.
The local Commercial club waa given a
vote of thanks for Its entertainment, and
tha Grange decided to hold Its next meet
ng here If similar entertainment Is offered.
SEVERAL PETTY THEFTS
REPORTED TO THE POLICED
O. E. Johnson of Lincoln, lost a J '
at the Union station which contained
In addition to hla clothing, a earners.
valued at $X 8. E. Wood. 1309 North.
Twenty-ninth street, found this mcrnln
that during tha night tools valued at iu
had been stolen from a shed In the rear
of his residence, F. Jones, 2228 Ohio street,
snd Mra Florence Glade. 623H Nortlr '
Seventeenth street, report the theft of
wearing apparel from their homea. I
Apertreeoia. nara, tern and cottages
taa be retited quickly and cheaply by a
feea -For Rent"
Rio Grande Chief
Hurt by Rail Wreck
8AL1DA. Colo.. Dec. 17. -Four persons
were Injured lata today when a special
train en route to Halt Lake City carrying
Prealdent H. V. Mudge of the Denver ft
Rio Grande Railroad oompany and party
of railroad offlclala was de-railed near
tha summit of Marshall Pass, fifty mllea
weat of here, on tbe narrow guage
W. E. Farrar. secretary to Prealdent
Mudge. sustained scalp wounds, and
three members of tha train crew Wera
also allghily Injured. Tha train, consist
ing of engine and two coaches, plunged
Into a snow bank. President Mudge and
companion walked two mile to tha sta
tion, through snow foot deep, to report
Grand Prize, Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 19 IS
Grand Prize, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915
'Baker's Breakfast .Cocoa
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A Pre-Christmas Sale of
At i to i Under Regular Price
A SPECIAL purchase made by our Millinery Buyer,
who recently returned from the Eastern Market
enables us to offer you first quality Paradise at
these extremely low prices.
Every piece a most acceptable Christmas gift.
Paradise in natural or
black, worth $7.50 for
Paradise in natural or
black, worth $15.00, for
Paradise in natural or
black, worth $17.50, for
A small deposit will hold any piece of
paradise for future delivery.
Every piece of paradise fully guaranteed
to be the very best quality stock.
Untrimmed Hats to $7.50, for $1.00
Any untrimmed winter shape in the stock formerly priced to $7.50, Saturday
Borraaa-sTaah Co. Second Tloor.
&fic Cfiristmas Stove far&vcnj6o(fy
1 ffiy B
sale of $15.00
and over in our MEN'S and WOM-fi
EN'S Clothing Department ONLY.
The Rocker is exactly like picture.
Is BIO, ROOMY and COMFY
Made of SOLID OAK, finished
Fumed, and furthermore, it's actu
ally worth $7.50. It's our Christinas
offering to all those who purchase
$15.00 or more Saturday in our
Clothing Department. A splendid
gift for the whole family Given
free with cash and credit sales of
p $15.00 and over. Besides we give
H you the GREATEST CLOTHING
j VALUES in the city. SATURDAY
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Ladies Suits at one-half price. If
Ladies' Dresses at one-half price. 3
Ladies' Coats The late style ats
Ladies' Silk Waists at $1.00. g
Ladies' Fur Sets at $7.50. H
Men's Suits at $10, $15, $20.
Men's -Overcoats from $9.59
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Men's Shoe3 from $2.75 to $5.'g
coys- auits irom sa.50 to a
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