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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1917.
Senator . Says.. Confidential
Communication Had Fallen
Into Unscrupulous Hands.
RE-ELECTED HEAD OMAHA
SAYS WILL NOT SHRINK
Washington, Jan. 2. Charges of a
"leak" of advance information on
President Wilson's peace note involv
ing other charges that somebody
made profits on it in the stock mar
ket, gained further official attention
today when Senator Stone, demo
crat, spoke on the subject in the sen
ate and Thomas W. Lawson of Bos
ton conferred with Chairman Henry
of the house rules committee about
a proposed congressional investiga
Senator Stone said that confidential I
communications concerning the J
honor of the nation had fallen into ,
improper hands, but said he had no f
information as to whether a leak oc
curred as recently reported. If so.
he believed it traceable to depart
"If it be true that any public offi
cial has or did use any secret or con
fidential information as alleged,",
said Senator Stone, "he is an un
speakable scoundrel. If any man in
legislative life if any senator did it,
which I believe to be absolutely im
possible, he ought to be dismissed.
"I do know," Senator Stone con
tinued, "that things have occurred in
the departments which ought not to
be possible. 1 know that confidential
communications with foreign govern
ments to the State department have
by some means found their way into
hands of men not authorized to re
ceive them. These did not concern
stock market speculation, but did con
cern the honor of the nation. How
this has happened I do not know, but
it could have happened only through
the instrumentality of employes. I
fear that thia betrayal of public con
fidence is in some way traceable to
our civil service.".
Senator Stone then denounced
Thomas W. Lawson for hit recent
declaration that membera of congress
would shrink from an investigation
into stock market leaks."
"I despise these sensational fakirs,
who are alway talking about public
bodies and public men," said he,
"I am sorry that the newspapers
should take up the bellowing of this
After conferring with Mr. Lawson
for two. hours Chairman Henry of
the house rules committee issued this
"Mr. Lawson charged that there
was a leak from the State depart
ment to Walt street some days ago
and that through such an alleged leak
certain individuals by speculating in
Wall street cleaned up $60,000,000 or
"I have asked him for the name
of the individual giving information
constituting the leak and the names
of the speculators profiting by such
alleged leak. He has not furnished
the names in either case. And so
there is at this time nothing yet fur
nished me even approaching informa
tion that would warrant me in calling
together the committee on rules'
Upon leaving Mr, t Henry's effife
Mr. Lawson declared that he had
given enough information to warrant
"any intelligent man in proceeding
with an investigation of the entire
stock exchange situation."
Representative Campbell of Kan
sas, ranking republican of the com
mittee, notified Chairman Henry that
republican committeemen would in
sist on an investigation.
Aged Crete Tailor
Ends Life by Hanging
Ellsworth, Neb., Tan. 2. (Special
Telegram.) Joseph Havlik, 70 years
of age and a prominent tailor of
Crete, Neb., who had been spending
the holidays with his wife and son on
the latter's ranch northeast of Ells
worth, was found dead in the work
shop on the place thia morning, where
he had committed suicide by hanging.
Despondency due to brooding over the
absence of his wife, whose health has
been improved by residence with her
son in the sand hills for several years
was the cause.
Y. M. C. A. Again Open.
Hastings, ': Neb., Jan. 2. (Special
Telegram.) A sufficient sum having
been pledged by citizens, covering a
period of three years, the Young
Men's Christian association has re
sumed its activities. A formal open
ing with an athletic carnival will soon
V. RAY GOULD.
V. Ray Gould yesterday was re
elected president of the Omaha Build
ers' exchange. George Kiene ran
against him. .
Farley S. Hamilton was elected
vice president and O. F. Nelson,
The six directors elected were; C.
J. Johnson, W. C. Bullard, Thomas
Herd, Robert Sanderson, J. E. Mer
riam and H. E. Olson. The direc
torate will thus be entirely new, with
the single exception of C. J. Johnson,
who was re-elected. Several of the
present directors were candidates for
Plum Tree Shake;
Copper is Deputy
(from Staff Correnpondant.)
Lincoln, Jan. 2. (Special Tele
tram.) Land Commissioner G. L.
Shumway announced the following
appointments this morning:
Deputy G. F. Copper, Omaha.
Chief Clerk June H. Lundmark,
Bookkeeper E. B. Zimmerman,
Recorder Jpseph C. Pinker, West
Stenographer Genevieve Chris
George Emery, present deputy, and
Mrs. Loeber, chief clerk, will remain
on doty until Mr. Copper and Miss
Lundmark can arrange their affairs
so they can come to Lincoln. The
other appointments are effective at
once. .. jr: ;'y
OVER TILL TODAY
tCeaUnmd from Fa One.)
in the house today by Representative
McKellar of Tennessee, and referred
without discussion to the foreign af
It was stated at the State depart
ment that no more neutral countries
had replied to the president's note,
and that though copies were sent to
all the South American republics for
their information, none of them had
felt it necessary to reply in any way.
Congratulatory and optimistic tele
grams from abroad were received to
day from the Swedish League for the
Democracy of Justice, the Central
Board of the Social Democratic Wom
en's association of Stockholm, the
Congress of Belgian Socialist Work
men in Holland, the Swedish sec
tion of the International Committee
of Women for Permanent Peace, the
General Dutch Alliance, the Federa
tion of Christian Teachers of Hol
land and Colonics, the Swedish Peace
Committee, the Liberal Dutch Labor
federation, the Dutch Theosophical
Association of World Peace, and the
Women's Christian Temperance anion
Opened tku morning The td day o) 1S17
under cmditiom ihat are mosi altnetin rom our
customers' tfandpoini, ,n the double advantage this
. Sale offer), o new mcrchandite caused by delayed
shipment and the my low ne, talt price we ore
able io mart or every piece oj il, which turn to sou
the eery heavy advance t that hate recently been made
in the wholesale markete everywhere One-third or
S3 1-3 per cent it the actual ne advantage in prices
(ha you ge. in 'hit talt. You can anticipate your
Furniture wants and trii. do me, to make (Ait sar
in; now. Your purchase) wit be stored (or any
reasonable length a time, 'it'll you are ready for deliv
ery. Get Our Prtcee Before You Buy.
hp run mi ual
GRAND JURY MAY
WAR ONHIGH COSTS
If Sleuths of Justice Scent a
Malicious Combine Probes
MX TiJitMS OF COUBT
The grand jury, which the judges
of the district court at their annual
meeting Monday announced had
been called to convene on the first
day of the February term of court,
may make a probe into the H, C. of
L. The word passed among the wise
ones at the court house that the body
will make a thorough investigation
of whether any food combines exist
in Omaha. It was intimated in the
county attorney's office that if public
sentiment demands sjich an investiga
tion the matter will be sifted to the
Judge Willis G. Sears, presiding;
Judge William A. Redick, secretary;
Judge Lee S. Estclle, Judge Arthur
C. Wakeley, Judge A. C. Troup, Judge
Charles Leslie and Judge ueorge A.
Dav attended the annual meeting of
the district court judges.
Terms of Court.
The terms of the court for the en
suing year were fixed as follows:
Douslas C'ountv January 29, May
7 and September 17.
Burt County April o and Novem
Washington County March 19 and
ludse Dav was assigned to the
Burt county docket and Judge Leslie
to the Washington county docket.
Probation Officer Gus Miller and
the members of his present force were
Louis Grebe was reappointed extra
bailiff for court room No. 1.
Douglas county dockets were as
signed as follows: Criminal docket.
Judge Sears, presiding judge; No. 2
jury docket, Judge Estelle; No. 3
iurv docket. Judge Wakeley; No. 4
jury docket. Judge Troup; No. 5 jury
docket, Judge Kedick; No. o equity
docket, Judge Leslie; No. 7 equity
docket, Judge Day; juvenile court
docket, Judge Leslie.
1 he salary of lames fc.. Bednar. one
of the newly appointed deputy county
attorneys, who will take charge of the
coroner's duties, which fall upon the
county attorney's office from now on,
was fixed at $1,300 a year. Three
other deputies in County Attorney
Magney s ofhee will receive salaries
of $1,300 a year each. The salary of
the chief deputy, Ray J. Abbott, is
$1,500 a year.
Give your Want Ad a chance to
make good. Run it in The Bee.
TRIES TO BREAK
SLATE OF DEMOS
(ContincMw! from Page On.)
DR. McKENNEY Say:
"W can fix your teth with very
little ! of time on your part nd
t small coat. The quaJlty of our
ervice li unquestioned and cornea
with it a reiponiible guarantee, "
But S2k Cold
rtoat Brldia I Brnl Sum Fill
k, par teeth.
worth SIS total.
$5, $8, $10 $4.00-
Wo pImm you or nfartt your mm ay.
14th aid Fanum 1314 Faraaai St.
Phena DausUs 1871.
at prices mark
ed down far
below the fig
ply. The re
20 to 50
Now is the time to buy
articles for your ,
RAIL FENDERS '
Entire 3d Floor
17th and Harney
the Third ward in Omaha, and its
master mind, was the controlling
spirit, in one of the most infamous
and gigantic atempts to pervert the
will of the people that has come with
in my knowledge.
Makes Charge Against Colleagues.
"Let it be understood that the
proprietor of the Budweiser is the ;
efficient political manipulator for the
allied interests; that every senator
from Douglas county other than my
self owes his nomination and elec
tion to this machine: my four col
leagues are here to do the bidding
of the gang and to do its every be
hest. "I promised the people of Douglas
county to stand for progressive legis
lation and for a progressive democ
racy. I do not propose at this time to
permit the same interests which
threatened to destroy me politically
to bind, seal and deliver my vote by
any caucus, or coming manipulations,
with which they are familiar, and in
my judgment no man will get far
advanced in the councils of the dem
ocratic party of this state who so far
forgets his obligations to the people
as to surrender their rights into the
hands of as daring a body of buc
caneers and ship scuttlers as ever in
fested a legislative assembly.
Democracy on Trial.
"The democracy of Nebraska is on
trial at this time, and it remains for
thsi senate by its action to determine
whether the progressive democracy
of Wilson shall find representation in
thsi hall, or whether the bourbon
democracy, with all of the things
which have been repudiated by a pro
gressive people shall find expression
here. I would be recreant to the trust
which the people repose in me, and
unworthy of their further confidence
if 1 did not at this time lift my voice
in protest against the attempted
manipulation of the interests in their
agreed organization of this senate.
They say it is the act of a democratic
caucus. This I deny most vehement
ly. This proposed organization is an
organizationby, for and of the inter
ests, and if permitted to stand, the
people need look for little helpful
legislation from this body."
The vote resulted tn 20 for Mattes
and the four insurgents being simply
contented to vote no.
It was voted to give Lieutenant
Governor Howard a stenographer and
an order was issued for the assistant
attorney general to vacate the rooms
now occupied by him as an office in
order that Governor Howard might
have the office usually used as a pri
The senate adjourned to meet at
1:30 tomorrow afternoon.
House in Running Order.
Secretary of States Charles Pool
appeared to feel perfectly at home at
noon today when he sat down in the
same chair which he had occupied as
speaker of the house eight years and
later called the members to order.
The members stood and listened to
the prayer delivered by the chaplain
elect, Rev. T. D. Davis and then on
motion of Reischick the action of the
democratic caucus last night in select
ing J. A. Ollis for temporary speaker
was affirmed and he took the chair.
The roll call showed all members
present but Bates, Dorsey, Osterman
and Regan, the last two named being
unable to be present because of ill
ness. Chief Justice Morrissey was
then escorted to the hall and admin
istered the oath to the members.
The house then proceeded to organ
ize, George Jackson receiving 58 votes
for speaker, and Peterson of Lancas
ter received the support of the thirty
eight republicans present.
The other employes named by the
caucus of democrats were elected as
Chlaf Clark Gaaraa W. Potta. without op
position. Pint Aaaiataat Clerk Lc Metoalf of
second Aaitataat Clork Jarrr Keller of
Rerfeaat.at-Arna Jaaen Bvana of Lin
AMt.tant Boryaaat-at-Ai uia J. A. Ptereo
Chaplain Rev. T. D. Rraoa of Mitford.
Resolutions of sympathy were
passed for Messrs. Regan of Platte
and Osterman of Merrick absent be
cause of illness and the house then
adjourned until 10:30 tomorrow morn
ing. Pastors Exchange Pulpits.
Hastings, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special
Telegram.) Rev. Mr. Long, pastor
of the United Brethren church, and
Rev. Mr. Litchfield of the same de
nomination in Beatrice will this week
exchange pastorates. Rev. Mr. Long
and family will go to the new loca
tion next Thursday.
Faris Land Law Opens
Millions of Semi-Arid Acres
The Faris land law, the provisions
of which are similar to the Kinkaid
Uw that applied in Nebraska, enables
settlers to file upon tracts of 640 acres
each in Wyoming and other parts of
the errantry, , where the government
land has been designated as semi
arid. In Wyoming alone there are 30,000
acres of the semi-arid land. While
filings wilV not be accepted at this
time at the government land offices,
settlers may designate the lands they
desire to file upon, notify the nearest
land office of the designation and the
filings will be entered of record as
soon as word is received from Wash
Under the Faris law a seven
months' residence on the land filed
upon is required each year for a period
of three years. Final proof may be
made at any time after that when af
fidavits are presented, showing the
fact of residence and the further fact
that improvements aggregating $1.25
per acre have been made. The im
provements may consist of buildings,
fencing, wells, or cultivation. In pass
ing tilte, the government conveys to
the homesteader nothing below the
surface, it being specified that it re
tains title to all minerals, coals and
oils that may subsequently be dis
covered. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS.
.). J. O'Connor and wife will leave in a
iw day for a trip to Havana and the Isle
of PlrMML They expect lo bo through the
rfe -mOMPSON. BELDEN
Now Selling at
If you did not attend
yesterday's sale, do not
fail to do so today, if
possible. Of course, the
selection is extensive,
r, but some numbers sell
Wore rapidly than oth
ers and once sold, there
will be no chance to du
plicate. Haskell's Satin de Chine, a very
popular dress weight Regu
larly, $2.25, now $1.75 yard.
Haskell's Pure Dye Chiffon Taf
feta, $2 quality, $1.65 yard.
Haskell's Satin Raye, self-toned
stripes, colors and black;
$2.75 quality, now $2.28 yd.
Haskell's Pare Dye Colored
Chiffon Taffeta, in all the
- wanted shades; $2.25 quality,
during this sale, $1.78 yd.
Many other numbers suitable
for Coats, Suits, Dresses,
Waists, etc, all at equally great
Only 19c Each
Excellent Muslin Cases, of
good quality, scalloped ends,
sizes (42x36) and (45x36).
For Wednesday, 19c each.
Large Size Silk
Filled with white, sanitary
cotton, extra winter weight,
size (72x84), Wednesday,
This January Sale of Linens
Is An Extraordinary Event
We offer Linens that cannot be had at the present
time regardless of price, while our entire stock is
priced 40 per cent to 50 per cent below prevailing
prices. Both, because we made our purchases 18
months ago at old prices.
Of Special Merit
John S. Brown's
$6 a dozen.
(Limit 1 doz. to a customer.)
12l2c Hack Towels 6c
(Limit 1 doz. to a customer.)
Turkish Wash Cloths, 3c
Knit Wash Cloths, 2c
Knit Wash Cloths, Die
Turkish Wash Cloths, 5c
$3.75 Table Cloths, $2.89.
$6.00 Table Cloths, $4.89
$7.50 Table Cloths, $5.38
$8.75 Table Cloths, $8.38
$12.00 Table Cloths, $8.89
. $15.00 Table Cloths, $12.38
$17.50 Table Cloths, $13.89
$20.00 Table Cloths, $16.89 .
Bleached. ( size.)
$4.75 Napkins, $3.50 do.
$6.00 Napkins, $4.75 doz.
$10.00 Napkins, $6.89 doz.
$13.75 Napkins, $10.89 doz.
$17.50 Napkins, $13.89 doz.
$20.00 Napkins, $15.00 doz.
$25.00 Napkins, $20.00 doz.
35c Quality, for 25c.
40c Quality for 29c.
85c Quality for 65c.
$1.00 Quality for 75c.
$1.25 -Quality for 85c
$1.50 Quality for $1.25
$1.75 Quality for $1.50
Madeira Napkins, $5.89
$8.75 a dozen.
Madeira Napkins, $8.89
Real Cluny Lace and ,
and Center Pieces
$25 (72-inch) Cluny Lace
, Cloths, $15.
$25 (54-inch) Cluny Lace
$20 (45-inch) Cluny Lace
$8.00 ( 36-inch) Cluny Lac
$4.75 (24-inch) Center Piec
$3 (24-inch) Center Pieces,
$30 (72-inch) Madeira Em
broidered Cloths, $17.50. -$30
(54-inch) Madeira Em
broidered Cloths, $17.50.
$10 (46-inch) Madeira Em
broidered Cloths, $5.89.
$6.00 (24-inch) Madeira Em
broidered Cloths, $3.89.
$4.50 Fine Bleached
Table Cloths of
for Much Less
Extra heavy Irish
Damask Napkins, ,
$5.00 regularly, now,
$3.98 a dozen.
5g Napkins, $5.00
quality, now, $3.50 a
quality, now $4.00 a
cJ sale of
Our entire stocks, which include no
"special" purchases or undesirable
styles are now in the January sale.
Coats Dresses Skirts
Reduced To Lowest Prices
A small charge made for alterations.
ALL SALES FINAL
25c Ribbed Turkish Tow
45c Extra Heavy Bleached
Turkish Towels, 25c.
40c Fancy Turkish Tow
45c Fancy Turkish Tow
50c Extra Heavy Bleached
Turkish Towels, 35c
75c Extra Heavy Bleached
Turkish Towels, 50c.
85c Fancy Turkish Tow
$1.00 Fancy Turkish Tow
Women's and Children's
Go On Sale
In white and colors, slightly
soiled from showing. A com
plete line of sizes, reduced as
85c quality, 69c
$1.00 quality, 79c
$1.25 quality, 98c
$1.35 quality, $1.10
$1.50 quality, $1.19
$1.65 quality, $1.29
$1.75 quality, $1.39
$2.75 quality, $1.98
Children's Sleeping Garments
50c quality, 39c
65c quality, 49c
85c quality, 69c
$1.00 quality, 79c
Values Are Not Inflated That Reductions May Seem Greater
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