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Members of 66th Congress
Discussing Fight; Next Of
ficer Sure to Be Repub-
lican Party Member.
(Contlnaed From Ttft Om.)
majority leader it would make Good
of Iowa chairman of appropriations,
which could not fail "to bring satis
faction to our section of the coun
try. If popularity, combined with ex
perience and a fair measure of abil
ity were requisitioned, Nick Long
worth of Ohio would Stand strong
for majority leader. Had his dis
tinguished father-in-law lived he
would have been a stalwart figure
in the limelight a year hence and
this relationship would have prob
ably deterred Longworth from mak
ing an agressive candidacy for floor
leadership, but the death of the most
illustrious American of our genera
tion has changed all this and it
would not surprise me whatsoever
to see Nick a candidate in the very
near future.
Then, too, there is the versatile
Dr. Fess, also of Ohio, fresh from
bib successful leadership in the con
gressional campaign. He and Long
worth may probably foil each other,
although either would make a
mighty good majority leader.
Mondell Good Leader. ,
Geography is against either if
Mann is made speaker and if Gillett
is made speaker one geographical
extreme would dictate another, and
Frank Mondell of Wyoming would
loom large on the horizon. Exper
ienced, able, eloquent, on good terms
with all members, he would make
an ideal majority .leader and when
we add the further fact that of those
herein mentioned, he ranks as a
parliamentarian next to Mann. And
he would make a first rate speaker,
in which event I cannot think of a
more capable, tactful, versatile floor
leader than the dynamic and bril
liant J. Hampton Moore of Pennsyl
vania. Here is a man thoroughly
equipped to lead the republican ma
jority in" the next house. He is a
born debater, a powerful organizer
and universally liked by everybody,
indispensable attributes for the suc
cessful leader.
But, as I said before, extra ses
sion or no, time is one of the impor
tant of the unknown quantities in
the speakership fight.
As the speakership question is a
big question of the future, perhaps
it would not be uninteresting to
say something about the retrospect.
J lie question 01 now me ia elec
tion happened will not down; Re
publicans do not talk about it so
much as the democrats.
A democratic congressman, com
menting on this, said: "We forget
about the good ship which carried
u. over, but we never do of the
wreck from which we escaped but
others did not."
Blame Letter.
So post election discussions go
constantly on; Almost invariably
Ymt Like -the
You Don't
Have to Ask the
willbe turned to gold
this week, for the wise
women . who come to
share in the profits of our
big clearance sale, in
cluding several hundred
garments left at the sea
son's end.
Come in and Make
Your Choice
Be it a coat)f fur or velvet-Be
it a suit of broadcloth,
serge or velour
Be it s dress of satin,
serge or velvet t
Make your choice,
Look at the price
Divide by two.
That is the cost to you
in this sale.
democratic congressmen, who were
defeated, blame it on that republi
can document issued from the White
House." Here and there defeated
candidate, now seeking a federal
appointment, say the letter "did not
do all of it." Those who survived
the storm usually refuse to attribute
the tragedy to the White House
" They look over the field and find
of the 29 republican seats gained, 17
came from Nebraska. Kansas, mis
souri, - Colorado and Indiana, the
only wheat states where the demo
crats had a look-in in the present
congress. Now, in population, these
states combined have only one
twelfth of the national population,
yet they furnished three-fifths of the
reoublican sain. -
Therefore, it was the wheat-fixing
that turned the trick. Of course this
really goes back to the president
also. But the blame is not attacnea
to him, largely because of the
southerners, who resisted every sug
gestion of either taxing or pricing
cotton. Now these same southern
ers are exasperated beyond measure
as they see the wheat price of the
north fixed over the raisers' protest
and good price guaranteed, while
their cotton, which they thought
they had successfully defended, is
lacing an unguaranteed ana iaiung
Interesting Story.
There is an interesting story told
about the cotton and wheat contro
versy that will bear repetition. Rep
resentatives Sloan of Nebraska and
Hampton Moore of Pennsylvania
led the move to tax cotton so much
a bale in the event its price was
not controlled like wheat, corn,
meats, etc. They were defeated, of
course, in the ways and means com
mittee, and then they carried it to
the floor of the house.
Moore made an argument in favor
of the tax. Crisp, of Georgia (son
of ex-Speaker Crisp) and the demo
cratic parliamentarian of the ways
and means committee, reserved the
point of order until Moore had fin
ished and then made it. Sloan
asked him to further reserve it until
he could submit his views on the
merits. But Crisp, who is a warm
personal friend of Sloan's and knows
his practical grasp of agricultural
matters, did not want further dis
cussion, and so pressed his point of
order, which, under the rules, had
to be sustained.
Reproaches Crisp.
Sloan mildly reproached Criso for
his arbitrary course. Crisp said the
point of order was good, but on a
later paragraph of the bill he would
ask unanimous consent that Sloan
be heard. Sloan said that would be
merely academic. He wanted to
talk to the matter when in contro
versy and added, "I'll talk on this
subject when tt will be strictly in
order and I'll have ait audience
larger than you think.
Not many days after that the agri
cultural aoorooriation bill, which
had been vetoed by the president, in
order to knock out the price fixed
by congress for wheat, was under
consideration. In that bill there was
a provision for nearly $700,000 to
help eradicate the cotton boll weevil.
Sloan moved to Strike it out and
on that motion made a 15-minute
speech which attracted the attention
of both the national and congres
sional republican committee chair
men. Several hundred thousand of
these were sent throughout the
north. That speech dealt with cot
ton, wheat, corn, meats and southern
control of congress.
. President Raised Price.
In this connection when we - are
talking so much about wheat prices
it might be proper to recall that the
minimum price for the 1918 crop was
fixed by the senate and approved by
the house at $2.00. The president by
decree fixed it at $2.20 at the primary
market. Nothing had definitely been
done with reference to the 1919 crop.
It was talked that the decree would
be extended, keeping it at $2.20 for
.919. The house tried to fix it, but
the south and east were too strong.
The senate fixed it at $2.50 at the
local market. This did not appeal
tc the country generally. When it
came back to the house, McLaughlin
of Michigan and Anderson of Min
nesota, both on the agricultural
committee conferring with Sloan of
Nebraska, drafted a compromise
measure at $2.40 at the primary mar
kets. This went through the house,
republicans generally voting for it
and democrats generally against.
The senate adopted this price. This
the president vetoed, but the coun
try's attention was called to it and
the president to still the storm
caused the price to be fixed at $2.26
cn a basis of No. 1 northern at basic
markets for the 1919 crop.
In this whole matter both in price
advantage and politically northwest
club ill i!o;.:e
(CoatUoed tnm ft Om.)
mediately ran to the Hoskins home,
found Hoskins in front of the kitch
en door with a razor in his hand,
and said to him: "My God, what
have you done?" Hoskins answer
was that he had killed them all and
would now proceed to finish the job
by killing himself. The neighbor
begged of him to think what he was
doing aud not take his own life, but
Hoskins immediately went into the
house, closed the door and when
neighbors entered he had slashed his
throat and both wrists with the
razor. He failed, however, to hit the
vital point in either case, but suffer
ed badly front loss of blood. His
wounds were bound up by physi
cians from rrescott, who had been
notified and who had rushed to the
scene of the murder. Coroner Ralph
Rowland and County Attorney A.
Rav Maxwell and the sheriff were
notified and they, too, immediately
arrived on the scene.
Had Made Threats.
Statements from the neighbors
and the two remaining members of
the family were taken, which
showed that at a previous time he
had threatened the crime which
he did today, but he was not taken
seriously at the time. , As one ap
proached the kitchen, which was
the scene of the murder, one had to
step carefully to keep out of the
pools of blood, which ran from the
porch and the kitchen, the scene
resembling a slaughter house at
butchering time. The kitchen walls,
ceiling, table at which they were
eating, chairs and other furniture
in the room were simply covered
with blood.'
After careful investigation by the
coroner and his assistant, the bodies
of the three murdered members of
the family were gathered up and
taken to the front room of the
home and prepared for burial.
Hoskins. badly wounded by his
own efforts, occupied the adjoining
room where hesat pr&pped up in a
chair, swathed in bandages, and
unable to make a statement because
of the wound in his throat.
. When the news of the. murder be
came known people came from all
parts of the country in all kinds of
Murderer Uses Club.
The' club' used by the murderer
was a hard wood stick about three
feet long and at least two inches
in diameter, sharpened at one end.
and the force with which it was
used showed plainly upon the vic
tims, who had bruises upon their
bodies as well as having their heads
Miss Irene, the member of the
family who gave the alarm, is being
cared for at the home of a neigh
bor, but is suffering severely from
the shock.
Family Widely Known.
Hoskins formerly resided on a '
rented farm in the vicinity of Me
vinville, 12 miles north, but about a
year ago bought the farm where the
murder took place, and if one could
attempt to go into this community
to pick a more prominent man he
viouA have some difficulty. Hos
kins, heretofore, has always borne
the very best of a reputation and
was known as a hard working pros
perous man.
Neighbors state that although do
mestic troubles took place, yet they
never dreamed - that they were so
serious as would prompt the man to
commit murder. The murderer is a
son of Wallace Hoskins, president
of the Nevinville bank, and the fam
ily is widely known-in that district.
From a standpoint of brutality this
murder is second to none that has
ever taken place in this section of
the country.
Tons of Russian Money to
Be Seized in San Francisco
San Francisco, Jan. 11. Eight
hundred cases of Russian currency
weighing approximately fifty-three
tons, printed in New York, will be
seized when it arrives here tomor
row on the Japanese freighter, Tat
sumo Maru, custom officials said last
According to the federal author
ities the currency was shipped illeg
ally from New York under the mani
fest of "printed matter" and has
been consigned to Vladicostok,
where with the necessary signatures
it would be placed in circulation.
Only Military Men May
Wear Wrist Watches in
Judge Landis Court
Chicago, Jan. 11. Federal Judge
Landis today issued orders that
only lawyers who had seen mili
tary service could wear wrist
watches in his court room.
The question arose when a
young attorney, wearing a wrist
watch, appeared to argue a mo
tion. Judge Landis noticed the
timepiece and inquired:
"What particular military ser
vice have you performed for your
country and when were you dis
charged." The attorney blushed and ad
mitted that he had not served ia
either the army or navy.
"Hereafter I don't want law
yers who have not served in the
aimv or navv to wear wrist
watches in my court room," re
marked Judge Landis.
(Continued from Ft On.)
fer. When the hotel was put at the
disposal of the American govern-
mnt h Frpnrh verv thnutrhtfullv
supplied as a corps 'of house ser
vants people who couia speaic
lish. Not a want is overlooked. Not
a detail of management but what is
perfect. Even the cigar stand in
h oft1v lighted lobbv where one
may purchase at cost and with no
revenue stamp on tne pacnagc or
box precious American cigars and
Charge It to state department.
in ih Trillon Mr. and Mrs.
T .amino live, a An the ouiet Mr.
House, General Bliss, Rear Ad
mirals Grayson and Benson, uenerai
Pershing, on he rare occasions he
IS 111 ivnn, ."v. - " ' - - - - -
guarding the president. Alt of the
army and navy officers of the com
mission 'dwell here also. The place
has more than a hundred guests ana
the State department foots the bills,
It is m the lobby ot tne nuon
that the atmosphere reminiscent of
national convention times is mark
ed. Here old convention habitues
of the newspaper craft wanly look
for significance in the meetings be
tween this and that high official or
buttonhole George Creel to take
him mysteriously aside and "buzz
him." Here are glad reunions be
tvufm nffirr iust down from Ger-
manv anil fellow officers who've
been fretting in chairs in Washing
ton. Kumor daintily perches on
the wreathing cigar smoke and rides
frnm the rrarklinor coal fire in the
grate through every alley and round
every dining room table.
"Meet me at the Crillon," has be
come the fashionable parting salute
with Americans in Paris who have
entree through the hallowed portals.
(Continued from Pat On.)
tion. He was released within a few
days. i .
Despite his financial reverses. Le
baudy was reputed to be one of the
wealthiest men on Long Island, and
his wife, aged 38, was recognized
as a leader cf the Long Island col
ony. I
Shortly before his separation from
his wife, Lebaudy startled the coun
tryside about Westbury by staging
a "battle" on his estate, employing
a number of messenger boys to act
as an opposing army. When the
"enemy's" advance threateden to
engulf him, the ' "Emperor of the
Sahara" set fire to a huge pile of
straw and conducted a "strategic
retreat." His "smoke barrage'' re
sulted in the calling out of the en
tire village fire department.
Lebaudy was shot five times. Two
of the bullets entered his chest
near the heart, two struck him in
the face and the fifth penetrated his
back. . ,
Constable Thorn, one of the first
to arrive after the shooting, claimed
he found a revolver in the bedroom,
where Madame Lebaudy had famted.
The revolver contained five empty
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A Hint of Straw
Advance Models
In a special display tomorrow showing just the
clever newness you are eager for. Rough braids
are the favorites, in pineapple and lisere.
$10, $12.50, $15 upivards
Thompson, Belden & Co.
Monday Gloves
Cost Less
One clasp mochas and wash
able leather gloves, worth
$2.25, for 11.69.
Two clasp and eight button
length kid gloves, worth
$1.75 and ?2, Monday, 91.29
ThompoiirBelcieix &C6.
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TTiel&sIizoizGeiiier orliometi
The Annual Bed Spread Sale
It's held every year in conjunction with the January
Linen Sale and those who need new spreads will do well
to select them tomorrow, for having displayed the same
foresight in buying bed spreads that we did in buying
These Prices Are Very Low
Fine Satin Marseilles
Spreads, scalloped, with
cut corners, double bed
$ 8 Spreads, for $6.89.
$ 9 Spreads, for $7.89.
$10 Spreads, for $8.89.
$12 Spreads, for $9.89.
Hemmed Marseilles
Spreads, double bed size,
$7.50 regularly, for to
morrow only $6.38.
Pique Bed Spreads, fig
ured and hemmed.
$5, single bed size, $3.50.
$6.75, double bed size,
for $4.89.
Satin Marseilles Spreads,
scalloped, with cut cor
ners, single bed size.
$8 Spreads, for $6.75.
Hemmed Crochet Bed
$3.75 quality, for $3.
$4.75 quality, for $3.50.
Crochet Spreads, scal
loped, with cut - corners,
$4.75 quality, $3.50.
Ripplette Bed Spreads,
double size, reduced from
$3.50 to $2.75.
In the Linen Section.
Fabric Reductions You'll Like
The Best Silks and Woolens for Less
Liberty Satin, a rich, lustrous,
long wearing dress satin in new
est colors (36-inch). Sold regu
larly for $2.25. Monday, $1.79
a yard.
Hkell' Black Silk at Splen
did Savings. ,
Coatings of the Better. Sort. A
variety of stylish weaves in all
colors, at about half regular
Belding'a Nancette, one of their
newest weaves., A distinctive
silk in all fashionable shades
(36-inch). A $3 material for
$2.39 a yard.
Wool Jerseys in an excellent as
sortment of colors. Our regular
$5 quality, Monday, $2.95 yard.
Wool Serges and ..Poplins, in
dress weights, numbers that
have been selling for $2.50 and
$2.75. Tomorrow, $1.89 yard.
These are Values You Should Not Miss
Monday Linen Sale Specials
Pattern Cloths
of Linen Damask
Table Damask"
Heavy bleached Irish lin
en table damask, $5 qual
ity, $3.50 a yard.
Huck Towels
Guest size towels of fine
linen huck.
75c qualities, for 59c.
$1 qualities, for 75c.
Huck Toweling
All Linen. '
75c (15-inch), 50c a yard.
$1.50 (22-inch), $1 a yard.
$ 7.50 Cloths, for $ 5.89.
$10 Cloths, for $ 6.89.
$12 Cloths, for $ 8.89.
$13-50 Cloths, for $10.
$10 Napkins, $6.89 doz.
$10.75 Napkins, $7.89 doz.
$13.50 Napkins, $10 doz.
$17.50 Nap'n, $13.50 doz.
A Sale of Sweaters,
Our entire stock of wool sweaters, about forty in
all, reduced as follows:
; $15 Sweaters $8.95
Other sweaters at various other low prices which
are at proportional reductions. All popular col
ors represented.
All Sales Final.
Tli Stan's .Shop
Is Alive With Honest Bargains
A Real Shirt Safe of Man
hattan, Eagle and Arrow
makes, in madras, Bilk
mixtures and silks; sizes
13 to 18. New low prices
that will tempt you to se
lect several.
Linen Handkerchiefs, 19c.
An unheard of value in
this day and age. By the
dozen they are $2.25.
The Men'
Unusually Good Neckwear
for 50c. Literally hun
dreds of patterns from
which to choose. See for
Outing Flannel Night
Shirts, Brighton make,
$1.50 quality, for $1.29.
Monday any $4 umbrella
will be, sold for $3.35.
Shop, to the Left At Yon Enter.
Housewear Specials
This busy basement section is offering attractive
values in aprons and house dresses.
As An Example
Monday, Amoskeag gingham house OQn
dresses, in sizes 36 and 38 only OtL
A limited number at this price.
Plenty of other good bargains
In the Baiement
Store for Blouses
Announces a Showing
Of Beautiful New '
The Spring
oj 1919
Exquisite Geor
gettes. French:
Voiles and Combi
nations in novelty ;
and plain tailored
$2.95 to $39.50
Second Floor
The Best of Apparel Values
In This January Sale
If you wish apparel of Thompson-Belden dis
tinctiveness, apparel that is fashioned from . ;
the best of materials, carefully tailored and
beautifully finished. Come Tomorrow.
Coats, Dresses, Skirts
Blouses, Furs
Are Offered at Decided Reductions
Tomorrow Is The Time
To Purchase Bedding
Silkoline Comforters, $6 Values, for $4.50
These are hand tufted and filled with white,
sanitary cotton a winter weight. Coverings
cf figured Silkoline in medium and dark color
ings. Regularly $6, Monday, $4.50.
$12.50 Wool Blankets, $9 a Pair
In assorted block plaids of various colors. ; Made
of fine long staple wool with a cotton warp;
size 70x80. Sold for $12.50. Tomorrow only
$9 a pair.
"Superior" Quality Sheets Reduced.
$2 . ; Sheets, size 63x 99, $1.60 each.
$2.25 Sheets, size 72x 99, $1.80 each.
$2.50 Sheets, size 81x 90, $1.98 each.
$2.60 Sheets, size 81x 99, $2.04 each.
$2.75 Sheets, size 90x 99, $2.20 each.
$3 Sheets, size 90x108, $2.40 each. -
1 In the Baiement.
Union Suits
at Special Prices
Women's Cotton Union
Suits in various good styles
and several weights. Sold
up to $2.50, tomorrow,
$1.49 a suit
A' few silk union suits of
"Sterling" make are being
closed out at very low
Bath Robe Blankets
at Fine Savings
Genuine Esmond robe
blankets, in good patterns
and colors. Cord3 and
frogs included with each
blanket. $6 and $7 val
ues, Monday, $3 and $4.
In the Basement.
All Manicure Sets
Tomorrow Just Half Price :
Toilet Goods Section
Cashmere Hosiery
Women will want at these '
low prices. 5
59c Black cashmere, 39c.
85c cashmere hose, 59c. .
$1.25 cashmere hose, 98c:
Children's half wool:
ribbed hose. A broken line,
sold all season for 49e,1
Tomorrow, 35c. '
Women's Initialed
A good quality, in all let
ters, tomorrow, only 15c. '
Exceptional Shoe Values
$10 to $13 Styles $8.85 a pair
Leathers of gray kid, field
mouse brown kid, black kid
and patent leather. Some are,
all kid and others have cloth
tops to match. Sold in our;
stocks all season from $i0-$13.
Monday $8.85 A Pavt
All Sales Final.