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THE jVTORXnCG OREGOyiAy, -THUHSDAYy ; JANUARY 12,' 1905.
ONE GREAT ISSUE
That Is Railroad Question in
President's Opinion,' -
MUST ACT ON FREIGHT RATES
He Tells Congress He Will Call Extra
Session if It -Decs 'Not Act Now
Tariff Revision Comes Second
and Rests With Congress.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. President
Hooscvelf continued today bis conferences
with members of Congress on the subject
of .tariff reform and of legislation pro
viding for an increase of the powers of
the Interstate Commerce Commission.
One statement, which 'stands out almost
with the pre-eminence or an official an
nouncement is -that, unless Congress, at
the present session, should enact legis
lation looking to a regulation of railroad
freight rates, an extraordinary session
of the 59th Congress will be called by
the President to deal with that problem.
It can be said that the President re
gards the interstate commerce question
as the paramount issue now before the
At the conference last Saturday, he in
formed those whom he had summoned
into consultation that, in his Judgment,
the question of railroad freight rates was
far more important than that of the tar
iff, and that, while he desired a readjust
ment of the existing customs duties, he
would not permit any radical differences
in the Republican party on that question.
He said definitely that he would call an
extra session of Congress to consider in
terstate commerce legislation, unless defi
ne action were taken by Consrress on
me sudjccl at tne present session. At
that session, ho hoped, tariff revision to
the extent he had indicated might be ac
complished, but he made it perfectly clear
that, in his mind, the overshadowing is
sue was that of railroad freight rates.
In a talk today with Speaker Cannon,
who Is. recognized as being opposed at this
time to any revision of the tariff, the
President reiterated his statement made
at Saturday's conference that, while he
desires action on the question, he is will
ing to abide by the judgment of the Re
publican leaders in Congress, as he re
gards the tariff matter as one which the
chosen representatives of the American
people should determine. He Indicated,
In so many words, that while CO years
hence practically nobody would be able
to say whether the tariff duties on any
given article at this time were 50 per cent
ad valorem, and nobody would care any
thing about what the duties were, the
Interstate commerce question involves a
principle dear to every right-thinking
and right-minded American, precisely as
the whole matter of dealing with cor
porations Involves a principle, and he
will fight for that principle with all the
power that In him lies.
The President corroborated the state
ment attributed to him that the tariff
question was one merely of expediency,
which would be solved without friction
between him and the Congress. ' Any
serious differences, he is known to have
said, between him and the Congress on
the tariff revision matter are quite im-jMJf-slble.
Speaker Cannon declined, when he left
the White House, to discuss seriously the
tariff revision question.
Pressed for a statement concerning 'the
propel of an extra session, Speaker
'annmi replied that Theodore Rlosevelt
was the only man 1n the United1 States
who couid call an extra session, and that
he would announce in due time his de
cision. Representative Murdock. of Kansas,
talked with the President today about tho
Interstate commerce question. When ho
if ft tho White House, he said he had no
doubt that an extraordinary session of
the next Congress would be called to con
alder railroad legislation, unless some
thing of a practical nature should be ac
complished at the present session.
OPPOSED TO REVISION.
Canvass of House Shows Nine-Tenths
of Republicans Thus Inclined.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 1L-A prominent
member of the ways and means commit
tee of the House said to the Associated
Pro.-s today that the poll which the lead
ers of the House had conducted of the
Republican -members on the, question of
tariff revision showed that 90 per cent of
the members who had been approached
Wf-rc against revision.
All of the leaders of the House except
Representative Payne, chairman of the
ways and means committee, who is laid
i.p with rheumatism, arid Representative
TV. wiiey. are .against revision. The work
of crystallizing sentiment against revis
ion Is being done by Representatives Dal
2oll. of Pennsylvania, and Grosveaor. of
The tangible result tonight, it is stated
is that practically all of the Republican
members from the States of Pennsyl
vania Ohio New York. New Jersey and
A est irginla petition against revision of
tue tariff Thc Pacific Coast delegation
c.ideavored to get together today but
without avail. ul
The friends of revision seem to be tak
ing no active interest in advancing their
ideas In the House, but claim to have
many members in the various delegations
on tiicir side.
NEBRASKA ISSUES ORDERS.
Legislature Tells Delegation to Sup.
port Roosevelt on Railroad Question.
Th?P.LN b- Jan- "(Special.)-.
Tho State of Nebraska, through her leg
islators, gave notice tnrtnT- f,o .P
f,!Vhi Pl?sidcntJ Roosevelt hearty support
SlSSm dcal lth corporations.
William Jennings Bryan has already felt
the force of public opinion in hie state
?n wm ?C?nU? S,av out an interview
in which he praised the attitude of the
President regarding the handling of rail
roads and other great corporations
In the House of Representatives today
a resolution was adopted by which Rerl
resentatlve E J. Burkett. who Is a candi
date for the Senatorial toga, was request
ed to cleanly define his position with ref
erence to the policies of the National
Administration. It is proposed to out
Mr. Burkett squarely on record before
the Senatorial contest is taken up
The House also adopted a resolution
declaring Itself in the heartiest accord
ulth the views of the President as de
flned in his last message, and promising
him steady and consistent support.
The resolution recited that the state re
quests, and to make It clear beyond any
question, the state demands, that Its
Senators and Representatives .shall at all
times sustain the President and cast their
vote in favor of Increasing the scope
and power of the Interstate Commerce
following telegram, sent to the chairman
of -the Commission:
"Since requesting a hearing in the mat
ter of the investigation of the New Mex
Ico coal roads, I have been surprised with
notes of evidence already taken, and find
that there Is no testimony "to support thc
criticisms of the press that have con
ccrned me personally thc most, and that.
while there may have been technical vio
lations of the law, yet. inasmuch as
know them to have been unintentional.
and that they have resulted In Injury to
no shipper, and. in view of the fact that
the enure matter is tne subject of
pending civil action, which will be heard
before a Federal court. I beg to withdraw
In Tegard" to the statement that there
had been technical violations of the law.
Mr. Ripley said:
"I mean that the tariffs we filed with
the Commission included the price of coal.
and that there was nothing In the tariffs
to show thai' this was the case. That Is
thc way those matters were customarily
handled, and. though not technically
legal, it led to no discrimination or In
jury to any one. These tariffs have been
corrected at "Washington, and would have
been corrected long ago hsroT" thejaatter
oeen cauea to my attention.
"The so-called secret rate sheet Is
nothing more nor less than a regular dl
vision sheet with another road. The
other circular was necessitated because
the rate Included the price of coal and
the price fluctuated. The price could be
learned only from the Colorado Fuel and
RATIFY AR1ITRAT10N TREATIES
President Asks Action and Answers
Objections of S6uthern Senators.
"WASHINGTON. Jan. 1L If the arbitra
tion treaties now pending before the
United States Senate are emasculated, the
President will withdraw them from con
slderation. President Roosevelt let this bo
understood el early Jpday.
At tne conference Surraay between him
and Dromlnent members orxttae Senate
and House he informed the Senafersthat
he desired the arbitration treaties to be
ratified. In his opinion such action is of
the highest importance. The treaties now
pending were negotiated by Secretary
Hay with the representatives of the pow
ers and all of them were signed In Wash
ington. The conventions entered Into
were with France. Great Britain, Ger
many, Italy, Portugal. Switzerland. Spain
The President and Secretary Hay felt
in negotiating the treaties that a long
step toward universal arbitration and
consequently universal peace had been
taken. Both have expressed surprise that
an attitude inimical to the conventions
should have been assumed by some of the
The President has Impressed upon mem
bers of Congress, particularly of the Sen
ate, that he regards the arbitration
treaties and a formidable Navy as tha
best assurance of peace the United States
possibly could have.
Thc Senate committee on foreign rela
tions today continued consideration of tho
arbitration treaties. The treaties are op
posed in their present form by Southern
Senators, who do not wish to have their
state involved by reason of bonds held
abroad, which have been repudiated by
the states. The treaties will be taken up
at the next meeting.
The President has addressed the follow
ing letter to Senator Cullom, chairman of
the committee on foreign relations:
I notice In -connection with the central ar
bitration treaties now before the Senate that
'UEsestlons have been made that, under th
ffect of them It might be posclble to cos
alder as matters lor arbitration claims
acalnct 'certain states of the Union In ref
erence to certain state debt. I write to say
what, of course, you personally know, that
under no conceivable circumstances could
any such construction of the treaty be for
a moment entertained by any President. The
holder -of state debts take tbem with toll
VnouiedK of the constitutional limitations
upon their recovery through any actios of
the National Government, and must rely ;
solely on state credit. Such action against i
a- state could under no conditions be suh. I
mined dj jne gvnera! Government as a mat
ter ot arbitration - any more than such a
claim against a county or municipality
could be thus submitted for arbitration.
The objection to the proposed amendment
on the subject is that the matter Is sur
plusage. and that it Is very undesirable,
when the formation of these treaties has
already been agreed to by the" several
powers concerned .needlessly to add certain
definitions which affect ..our internal policy
only, which deal with a matter of the rela
tion of the Federal Government to tb
states, which It Is, ot course, out of th
question to ever submit to the arbitration
of any outside tribunal and which it Is cer
tainly absurd and probably mischievous to
treat as possible to be recommended by the
President or any foreign power.
No one would ver think of such a mat
ter as being one for arbitration or one for
any diplomatic negotiation whatever. More
over, these treaties run only for a term ot
Ave years. Until the end of that period
they will certainly be Interpreted In ac
cordance with the view above expressed.
DEFENSE OF SMOOT
Leading Men of Idaho Cham-.
pion the Mormons:.
THEY JkRE GOOD CITIZENS
Ex-Governor McConnell and Repre
sentative French Reply to Attacks
on Mormons, and. Deny That
Lives Are immoral.
GREAT IX00D AT PHOENIX.
Invalids Carried From Camp, Which
Is Surrounded by Water.
PHOENIX, Ariz.. Jan. 11. Light rain
has continued to fall at intervals today,
adding to the already Hooded condition
of the country. Last night an area five
miles square, northwest of Phoenix, was
under water from six inches to two feet
in depth. Considerable damage has been
done to farm crops and ditches through
One end of the flood crossed the west
side of Phoenix, surrounding many
houses with water, but doing little dam
age excepting to a colony of invalids who
lived In tents In the suburbs, and who
had to be carried from their beds, which
were surrounded by water. Some of them
are very 111. and the experience may
prove fatal in one or two cases.
Deep Snow in Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Jan. 1L The bliz
zard that began yesterday in Oklahoma
continued today, the fall of snow ai.d
sleet being the heaviest in years. Stretit-ca-
and railroad traffic was interrupted,
and wires were broken by the weight of
ths sleet. H. C. Buckles, a bartender,
was found frozen to death.
HE ADMITS THE FACT.
President Ripley Acknowledges Re
bates Were Given by Santa Fe.
CHICAGO. Jan. 11. President E. P
Ripley, of the Santa Fe Railroad Com
pany, has withdrew his request for a
hearing before the Interstate Commerce
Commission on the Colorado Fuel and
Iron Company rebate case. His reasons
for this action are given by him in the
Frozen to Death in St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. Jan. 1L A heavy enow, fol
lowed .by rain and sleet, that froze on
"the ground, delayed train service and
crippled the trolley lines today. An un
known man was found frozen to death on
Nebraska Under, White Blanket.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Jan. 11. Snow covers
febraeka from the Colorado line to the
Missouri River. There has been little
wind and therefore not much suffering on
the part of the livestock.
Seattle Man Made President.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1L The Fire
Underwriters Association of the Pacific
Coast ended' it? convention tonight with
a banquet. A. W. Thornton, of Seattle,
was elected president: F. B. Kellam, vice
president, and Calvert Meade, secretary
Fire Destroys Three Buildings.
CHELSEA. Mass., Jan. 12. Fire this
(Thursday) morning destroyed the Acad
emy of Music, the "Hotel Savoy, and a
four-story brick , tenement- Loss, 5200,000.
Cafat Cold While Huattec a Burglar.
Mr. William Thomas Lan organ. Pro
vincial Constable at Chapleau. Ont, says
'I caught a severe cold while hunting a
burglar in the forest swamp last FalL
Hearing ot Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy. I tried It. and after using two small
bottles I was completely cured." This
remedy Is intended especially for coughs
and colds. It will loosen and relievo a
severe cold In less time than, by any other
treatment and Is a favorite wherever its
superior excellence has become known.
For sale by all druggists.
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 1L Testimony in
tended to prove that the Mormon morale
Is of the highest type and to refute the
word of witnesses whohave declared the
contrary to be true was offered by coun
sel for Senator- Smoot today. V. J. Mc
Connell. formerly a United State Senator
from Idaho and twice Governor of his
state. . and Representative Burton L.
French, a member of the present Congress
and re-elected for another term, were
the day's witnesses.
It was the opening session of the dc
Xensv in the Smoot investigation. Senator
Xnox. a new member of the commission,
attended for the flrst time. The committee
room was crowded. There is a sentiment
In the committee In favor of Dressing the
investigation to a -conclusion, and .with
that end in view it was announced that.
beginning tomorrow, longer sessions
would be held.
Both witnesses today denied many state-
menus directed against the Mormon
church and Its alleged interference in po
litical affairs. Ex-Governor McConnell
said that the Gentile members of the
Idaho Legislature have not a high morals
as the Mormon members and that, if it
were not for questions of geography and
knowledge of legislative needs, the Interests-of
the state would be better served
by an entirely Mormon Legislature.
air. aicConnell was the first witness
called. The examination was conducted by
wamemar vaucott, of Salt Lake, who
is associated with A. S. Worthington.
ot wtismngton. as counsel for Sena
tor Smoot. Mr. McConnell described
his occupation as former merchant.
half politician and lawyer for his
friends. He was a Senator of the
Fifty-nrst Congress and was Govern
or ot Idaho from 1393 to 189C. in
elusive, serving two successive terms.
He is a member of the Presbyterian
Mormons Don't Gamble or Drink.
Thc witness was asked to describe
thc political conditions, and took up
early days when, he said, he had
lobbied before the Legislature when the
flrst effort was made to disfranchise
the Mormons. He declared that he
was prejudiced against Mormons, but
lint ne found that most of thc Gen
tiles were practicing "the science.
wmcn in our country is called poker.
He said he had never known Mormons
to gamble and drink.
He followed his testimony with a
review of his acquaintance with Mor
mons during the agitation against the
religion in Idaho. He assisted in
bringing about the repeal of the test
oath of citizenship, and afterwards
went among the Mormons on a lecture
tour. He had observed the peonle.
he said, and their morals -were of a
high, praiseworthy character.
Senator Knox asked counsel to In
form him to what Dart of the case
the examination of McConnell was
relevant. Mr. Worthington said he
was unable to answer that conundrum.
Dut mat a great mass of Irrelevant
testimony was admitted for the ,pro
tcstants to which objection had been
made and overruled. He said the tes
timony ot Mr. McConnell was in re
ply to this, and particularly to that
of Churles H. Jackson, chairman Of
the Idaho democratic Committee, who
testified that no candidate for office.
Democratic or Republican, could stand
against the Mormon Church.
Why Mormons Voted for Gooding.
The witness was asked concerning
causes of thc Mormon vote being cast
for Gooding in his canvass for the
Governorship and said he was sur
prised that any Mormons should vote
the Democratic ticket. He gave as
one reason that he had challenged
Senator Dubois to a public debate and
received an answer declining the in
vitation, on the ground that he could
not afford time to debate with any
one who was not a candidate for office
in the party which was "defending
criminals, as he believed the Mormons
He submitted a lithographic repro
duction ot Senator Dubois letter.
"Was that letter personal to you?"
asked Senator Dubois.
"It was an answer to my challenge.
It was not marked personal."
"Well, all right." the Senator started
to reply and stopped abruptly, dis
missing the subject.
Senator McComas objected to politi
cal discussions, and when the witness
digressed to say that Democrats left
their party following the election of
President Cleveland, the Senator asked
the witness to confine himself to the
question whether the Mormons Inter
fered In politics. Mr. McConnell re
peated a number of reasons why the
Democratic party was boycotted by
the Mormon Church, saying that one
of the principal causes was that Sen
ator Dubois called the Mormons crim
Increase in Republican Vote.
An abstract showing the result of
the vote in Mormon and non-Mormon
counties during thc last six years was
presented by the witness.
This abstract showed a general in
crease in the Republican vote in both
the Mormon and anti-Mormon coun
ties, indicating, said the witness, that
the Republican increase had not been
due to the r influence of the Mormon
Mr. McConnell said tho Mormons are
in the minority in each of the politi
cal parties anJ In the Legislature, and
that the Mormons In Idaho "do not
get everything they want."
On this subject he read an opinion,
which be accepted as his own view,
declaring that there is no ecclesiasti
cal support Invoked by the church
for the control of oolitjeal affairs. The
opinion was a long political argument
in defense of the church against the
charge that the Mormon Church lead
ers would seek to control political af
fairs. The opinion dealt also with bi
metallism, and Senator McComas
stopped the reading to inquire if the
witness Indorsed the opinion given on
the subject of silver. Jlr. McConnell
replied that ho did not.
"Vou have been asked to tive your
own opinion on the Mormon question."
said the Senator.
Mr. Worthltfgton said - that the two
question? were Intcrminsled. and witness
added that he subscribed only to the
opinion on the Mormon question.
Senator Pettus asked who had written
"It is an interview with Senator Dubois
published in the Salt Lake Trfbune in
May. 1S3S," said the witness. A speech
of Senator Dubois" made to the Senate on
February 4. 1303. on the subject of Mor
monlsm. was ordered Incorporated In the
record after some controversy. "The Sen
ator said he would like to have it go in
because garbled accounts of tnf speech
had been used in the campaign.
The defense closed its examination witbN
a statement from the witness that he did
not know of uny polygajaoae marriages
among Mormons since the raamfesto.
Mr. Tayler. attorney for the protest-
ant?, drew from the witness .that he lived
a distance from the Morsaon settlement
equal In time from Washington, D. C, to
Omaha. Neb. On cross -examination the
witness corrected his statement In regard
to the "poker-playing: Gentiles," saying
that it was confined to the members of
thc Legislature and not to the people. In
response to questions, the witness said
that except for the matter of geography
and knowledge of legislative need?, he
would be willing that the whole Legisla
ture should be composed of Mormons.
In defense of the Mormons, Mr. Mc
Connell said he considered the man
who took a plural wife and cared for
her and her children far better than
one who sustained Illicit relations with
a woman and abandoned her and her
children to the scorn of the world.
Worse Than Polygamy: '
Mr. Tayler questioned the witness
closely in regard to the political dis
tinction he drew, but be declared. that
polygamists were not allowed to hold
"Do you know William Budge?" Mr,
"Is he a polygam'istT"
The witness said he was satisfied
that Budge was a polygaralst. and tnat
he had held office, and as Governor of
Idaho, Mr. McConnell said, he had ap
pointed Budge a Regent of thc Slate
At the request of Senator Dubois
the witness read thc Mormon plank
In the Idaho Democratic platform.
He was asked If that plank had
not been responsible for the loss of
everj' Mormon vote, but the witness as
serted the Influence of this plank had
not been as potent as the statement of
Senator Dubois that "all Mormons were
When questioned further on the sub
ject, lie admitted be had heard the
threat of Mormons" that if the plank
were adopted there would not be a Mor
mon vote cast for the Democratic
Challenge Not Taken Up.
At the afternoon session Mr,, McConnell
again was called to the stand and Mr.
Worthington asked concerning a chal
lenge that had been made by W. EL
Borah, an attorney of Boise, Idaho, to
Senator Dubois. The witness had ob
tained this challenge by telegraph today
in .orucr to get it in Ite correct form. He
read the challenge, which was that. If
Senator Dubois would point out a single
.Mormon, wno had taken a Dlural wife
since the manifesto, he (Mr. Borah) would
he was still waiting to hear from Senator
The witness said that, when Idaho was I
admitted as a state, it was "tacitly un
derstood" that polygamists would be per
mitted to continue to live with plural
wives and Increase their families. He
said it was not the understanding that
tne political rights of polygamists should
be abridged, but that he did not know
of any polygamists holding office. At the
time he appointed Mr. Budge a regent
or tne university he did not know his
appointee was a polygarolst.
French Explains Mormon Issue.
Representative French, a member of the
present Congress, declared that the
charge that ex-Governor Morrison failed
of renomlnatlon because of the Mormon
Church opposition was "grossly incor
He denied that the Mormon Church
usea unauc mnuence in Idaho's political
affairs, and said the Issue never was
rnlH "until lOftl "Thn v. i.
ness, "I believe it was raised because tho
Democrats knew that Idaho believed In
the Administration' of Roosevelt and the
state could not be carried on National
Polygamy was said by the witness to
be decreasing. He asserted that Gover
nor Gooding was a Gentile, and said no
one in the state had charged seriously
that the Governor was a' Mormon.
Asked what would be the effect on his
political fortunes If he should be instru
mental In the prosecution of polygamists.
ne repnea: j,
"It is my judgment that the Mormons
would resent It."
"Then It Is rather necessary In politics
to keep clear of Mormon prosecutions."
observed the chairman.
Witness admitted that Gentiles in Idaho
had resented the injection of Mormon
prosecution Into the Democratic platform.
tne committee adjourned until tomor
Li pman Afolfe a Co.
Women's Garments Cut Free!
AtillCr & iVIiilCr Are center interest hcre just nw These
down fine. Their work borders on magic, if s so
quick and so perfect. Practice makes perfect. They've had years of it all over the
country Are. certainly eettine lots of it here. Never have the sales in the Dress
Goods and Silk Store reached such volume during the month of January in for
mer years. Prima facie evidence that our public appreciates the splendid
values we are offering in connection with our free garment cutting and fitting
Any Style Tailor-Made
Skirt cut and fitted free
Jacket cut and fitted free
Tea Gown cut and fitted free
Coat cut and fitted free
Waist cut and fitted free
Wrapper cut and fitted free
Kimona cut and fitted free
Raincoat cut and fitted free
All Dress Goods Reduced in Price
Never was there a more opportune time for buying Black or Colored Dress Goods
than the present Every yard of Dress Goods in the store altogether the finest and most
complete in the Northwest is on sale at ereatlv reduced Drices. The reductions scheduled
ICW) Delw arfe actual ones made from our regular already lower than elsewhere prices.
$ .50 Dress Goods reduced to. .$ .39
.75 Dress Goods reduced to. . .59
1.00 Dress Goods reduced to. . .83
HE BED AGAINST THE KING.
Why Croker's Horses Are Not Wanted
on Newmarket Track.
LONDON. Jan. 1L A serious scandal
promises to develop in racing circles as
a result of the Jockey Club's action in
lntcrdlcUng Richard Croker from train
ing his horses at Newmarket.
The history of the affair given out bv
friends of Mr. Croker Is that when at
the Newmarket sales in September. Mr.
Croker appeared as a bidder for certain
earllngs, he was Informed that he was
opposing Lord Marcus Beresford. .who. It
is wen known, has entire charge of Klntr
Edward's racing stable. This did not
deter Mr. Croker. and It was suggested to
him that If he insisted in competing he
would not be allowed to train his horses
at Newmarket. Mr. Croker. however,
was not Influenced, saying that his con
duct was not discourteous, as he was
dealing through ah agent who did not
know his adversary in the transactions,
and merely carried out his Instructions.
in an Interview In Dublin. Mr. Croker
said he was still completely in the dark
regarding the whole matter, and ex
pressed astonishment at the fact that
the stewards did not give a reason for
their action. .
A newspaper today says Mr. Croker
Intends to sell his residence at Wantage.
England. For some months past he has
been living in Ireland, where It Is re
ported he will reside altogether hereafter.
Laborers for the Canal.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. Civil Service
Commissioner Greene says the civil serv
ice regulations recently adopted for the
Isthmian Canal employes have been ap
proved by Chief Engineer Wallace: that
skilled . j. borers getting less than U a
day In gold, being almost entirely naUves,
have been exempted from examination
by the President's order; that a local
examining board has been established at
1.50 Dress Goods reduced to. . 1.22
2.00 Dress Goods reduced to. . 1.67
2.50 Dress Goods reduced to . . 2.03
3.00 Dress Goods reduced to. . 2.48
4.00 Dress Goods reduced to. . 3.33
5.00 Dress Goods reduced to. . 4.16
Knit Goods: Special
The prices of our entire stock of kiiit goods
of silk, silk and wool, wool and ice wool show a
decided downward slant just now an interesting
state of affairs because of the present chilly
ICE WOOL SQUARES in black or white, special
at 59, 79, 98& 51.19, S1.39, $1.59
SHETLAND WOOL SQUARES AND SHAWLS
in black, white, pink, blue and cardinal ; special
at 19& 39S 49, 59S 79, 98,
$1.19, 91.39, $1.79, $3.19.
SILK SHAWLS, special $2.19, $2.59,
SHETLAND FASCINATORS in black, white,
pink, blue and cardinal; special at 19S 29.
39, 59, 79, 98.
$3 Corsets for $1.65
Extraordinary price reductions in W. B. and C. B.
a la Spirite straight-front Corsets.
Choice of medium and low bust and long dip
Made of extra fine quality of French Coutille.
Choice of black, white and gray.
Sizes range from 18 to .'J4.
Sold heretofore at $20, $2.75 and $3.00; choice
of 'these at the very low price of. ..... .$1.65
$ .60 Dress Goods reduced to. .$ .47
.85 Dress Goods reduced to . . .68
1.25 Dress Goods reduced to. . .98
1.75 Dress Goods reduced to.. 1.45
2.25 Dress Goods reduced to. . 1.87
2.75 Dress Goods reduced to. . 2.29
3.50 Dress Goods reduced to. . 2.90
4.50 Dress 'Goods reduced to. . 3.75
5.50 Dress Goods reduced to. . 4.53
48 instead of 60c for women's gowns of fancy
stripe Flannelette, small collar effect
69i instead of Soc Women's gowns of fancy
stripe Flannelette, finished with scalloped
98 instead of $1.25 Women's tailor fiuished
gowns of fancy striped Flanelette.
$1.29 instead of $1.63 Woaien 's gowns of
plain color Flanelette; high and square neck,
embroidery and galloon trimming. ..
79 instead of $1.13 Women's white Canton
Flannel, fleece-lined Underskirts ; trimmed.
with 4-inch embroidery ruffle.
KIMONAS of fancy striped Flannelette; shawl
and sailor collar, special at $1.39, $1.59,
The sale of Women's Handkerchiefs continues
with strengthened enthusiasm Its value giving
12yc sorts at 7S 13c sorts at 9
18c"sorts at 10 20c sorls at 12i
25c sorts at 15 35c sorts at 19p
50c sorts at 29 65c sorts at 33
73c sorts at 39 44.00 sorts at 49
$1.25 sorts at 63 $1.50 sorts at 79p
Warm Bedding; Very Special
?6.50 BLANKETS $5.00.
These are a wonderful value. Made of
pure Oregon wool; full double bed size,
pink or blue border.
$3.00 COMFORTERS .$2.65.
Sateen covers, filled with finest whiter
cotton, full five pounds.
?L75 COMFORTERS $1.38.
SUkoline tops, finest white cotton
$6.00 BLANKETS 4.75.
11-4 size Wool Blankets, in tans and
gra3s, extra heavy, a very substantial
hard-wear resisting blanket.
. $2.50 COMFORTERS $1.98.
Siikoline covers, filled with finest
white cotton, two weights, four and five
$2.00 COMFORTERS $1.59.
Siikoline tops, finest white cotton
LripmariWolfg e Co.
the Jsthmus. composed of thc highest
class of officials, and that a register,
separate from that kept there, will be
kept-on the Isthmus for skilled laborers
getting more than $4 a day. Under these
provisions. Chief Engineer Wallace is
empowered to select the employes at
Panama without waiting to secure them
from the register kept here.
changed to Lewis, thus completing thc
recognition it Is desired to giVe the pathfinders.
Bunches, eruptions, inflammations sore
ness of the eyelids and ears, diseases of the
bones, rickets, dyspepsia, catarrh, wssttof,
are only some ot the troubles Jt causes.
It is a very active evil, making &stoc of
the whole system.
Eradicates it, cares all Its manlfestsiloss,
and" builds up tbe whole system.
Accept no substitute. -
There is no pepper
Schilling's Best ginger ; there's
nothing wrong jn Schilling's
County to Be Named Clark.
BOISE. Ida.. Jan 11. (Special.) The
first county division bill ot the session
made Its appearance in the Senate today.
Jt was Introduced by Senator Taylor, of
Kootenai, and provides for the division
of Kootenai County and the creation of
Clark County out of thc Northern part.
The name proposed for the new county
was selected In commemoration of the
Lewis and Clark expedition. Sandpoint
Is named as thc temporary county seat.
ine oiq county u cut almost exactly in
two. Thc southern line ot the proposed
county begins on the west at a point
about three miles below the mouth of
the Pend O'Rellie River, and extends due
east to within a short distance of Pend
O'Rellie Lake. The line then runs south
about three miles and then due east to
Montana line, thereby placing all of thc
lake In the new county. The usual plan
of apportioning the debt is provided.
If the bill becomes a law It Is possible
the name of thc lower county will be
Eugene Promises Aid to Drain.
EUGENE. Or.. Jan. 11. (Special.) A
meeting of the Eugene Commercial Club
was held last night when a delegation of
Drain citizens appeared for the purpose
of enlisting the support of this club In its
appeal to the Legislature for an appropri
ation for the normal school for the com
ing two years.
The club passed resolutions promising
support in all honorable ways for the pe
tition of the school, and promising to use
Its Influence with the Senators and Rep
resentatives from this county in securing
favorable action on bills before the Leg
islature embodying the claims of the Institution.
rled In his body until the end a bullet re
ceived in the Mexican War In 1847. Until
a hemorrhage of the lungs proved fatal
he enjoyed good health.
Great Fire in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 11. Fire to
night gutted the establishments of
George P. Zeigler & Co- confectioners,
and Benjamin Young, wholesale sad
dler. Loss, $250,000.
Colonel VY. H. Ewingl
HELENA. Mont., Jan. 11. Colonel W.
H. Ewlng. a veteran of the Seminole and
Mexican Wars, and pioneer of Montana,
died here today, in his S7th year. He car-
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Sentenced for Election Frauds.
J5KNVER, Jan. 11. Four men were ad
judged guilty of contempt by the Supreme
Court today, for conduct at the polls In
thu recent election In violation of tho
c hurt's orders, and were sentenced to
jail. E. H. Radetsky was given six
moi ths, William Ely. four months; John
Thmas, three months, and Adam Fries,
two months. Fries' sentence was sus
pended on account o.f his udvanccd ns.
We sell the3e glasses for Just HALF
what other Opticians charge. If you're
In doubt, come in and see.
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Oculist prescriptions filled.
Positively cured by these
They also relieve Distress from Dyspepsia,
Indigestion and Too Hearty Eating. A per
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Pain in the Side, TORPID LIVER, They
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