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$700,000 would be spent on new locomotive
and car repair shops, to be built near the
Dale street bridge.
It also develops that the old car shops
near Gomo are to be remodeled and
turned into a factory for making steel
freight cars and bridge work. They will
employ 500 mou, and will convert sheet
•Keel into modern freight cars, displacing
the present old style of rolling stock. All
the smaller bridges for the system will
also be turned out from these shops.
The repair shops will give employment
to 1,500 men, and will be of sufficient ca
pacity to overhaul nearly all of the en
gines used by the Great Northern railway-
Thirty locomotives can be handled at
once.
Electricity will be the motive power in
each shop, generated from a common
plant.
With this assurance of Mr. Hill's love
for his neighbors it is expected that they
will keep still about hjs railroad consoli
dation, or better, give him their moral
support in his great philanthropic enter
prise.
SCHLEY CONTENDS
Exceptions to the Findings of
the Majority of the
Court.
Claim That Admirals Benham
and Ramsey Are
All Wrong.
Washington, Dec. 18.—Admiral Schley,
late this afternoon, through his counsel,
presented to the secretary of the navy his
bill of exceptions lo the findings of the
majority of ihe court of inquiry. The bill
claims that the majority of the court gave
their opinion that Commodore Schley
should have proceeded with ihe utmost
dispatch oft' Cieufuegos, when there was
no specification covering this point and
without giving the applicant an oppor
tunity to furnish evidence on it.
The fact that no place was mentioned
in what Is known as the McCalla memor
andum for meeting the Insurgents is re
garded as a paramount reason why com
munication was not held with the insur
gents, and, further, that the said mem
orandum was sent to Comomdore Schley
only for use in connection with the in
formation which it contained relative .to
certain batteries at or being constructed
In the vicinity of Cienfuegos. The bill
further contends:
Overwhelming evidence was presented to the
court to show that a close blockade of Cien
fuegos was maintained. The majority of
the court entirely ignored the uncontradicted
testimony proving that the British steamer
4dula was allowed o enter Cienfuegos to ob
tain information regarding the Spanish fleet.
The order of Admiral Sampson, known as No.
7 .was au imperative, order for Commodore
Schley to hold his squadron off Cieufuegos,
whether the Spanish fleet was In that harbor
or not. The majority of the court have
Ignored the admitted fact that the commander
of the Eagle did not communicate the situa
tion at Cienfuegos to Commodore Schley.
They ignored the fact that Captain Evans
failed to communicate to Commodore Schley
they meaning of the signal lights on shore
at Cienfuegos. Commodore Schley, as proved
by the evidence, had no knowledge of these
lights until rhe night of May 23, 1898.
The majority of the court are silent in their
reference to masking the movements of the
flying squadron in front of Cienfuegos. The
majority based their opinion as to the retro
grade monument upon a statement that Com
modore Schley before sailing from Cienfuegos
had reliable information that ships could be
coaled in the vicinity of Cape Cruz and Gon
aives channel, whereas it is denied that there
was any such positive information, and the
records show that not until three days after
leaving Cienfuegos did Commodore Schley re
ceive definite information concerning the feas
ibility or practicability of coaling ships from
a collier in Gonalveaf channel.
The majority erred in stating that Commo
dore Schley received no positive information
from the scout ships as to the enemy's pres
ence in Santiago harbor,because Captain Sigs
bee had reported to Commodore Schley that
the Spanish fleet wis not in that harbor.
The bill denies that the conditions of
wind, sea and weather from May 26 to
June 1 were favorable for taking coal from
a collier off Santiago. It also claims:
The coal charts submitted in evidence show
ing the chasing capacity of the flying squad
ron have been ignored. Xo reference has been
made to the orders of the secretary of the
navy forbidding the hazarding of American
chips against shore batteries. The majority
opinion failed to contain any reference to
the character ot the blockade off Santiago,
although covered in tine specifications. The
demonstration made by Commodore Schley
before Santiago May 29 and 20 was predeter
mined and executed solely as a reconnais
sance and not as a formal attack upon the
Colon or the other vessels in the harbor.
The Retrograde Movement.
The majority report of the court is ambigu
ous with respect to the loop of the Brooklyn
In that it holds that said loop was made to
avoid getting into dangerous proximity to
nhe Spanish vessels, without stating whether
euch act was due to personal fears of Com
modore Schley or his desire to preserve the
ship intact and ready for further work. The
Majority of the court entirely ignored the
overwhelming testimony in arriving at the
opinion that Commodore Schley erred in com
mencing the engagement on July 3 with the
port battery, and that the Brooklyn did not
lose either distance or position with the
Spanish ships In making the turn. The ma
jority opinion is ambiguous upon the subject
of the backing of the Texas in that it doe:/
not state whether the danger of collision was
real or Imaginary. Captain Cook's testimony
oil this point was entirely ignored. The find
ing In the Hodgeon testimony has been re
peatedly contradicted in tlie testimony.
The majority opinion thai Commodore
Sculey's conduct was characterized by vacil
lation, dilatoriuess and lack of enterprise is
not Justified by the evidence submitted. The
majority opinion is entirely silent upon a
charge by the judge advocate, coming within
the purview of the first specification, that
Commodore Schley was derelict in the dis
charge of his duty. The majority of the
court entirely failed to determine who was
commander-in-cbief in the battle of Santiago,
which- finding was necessary to determine the
first bpeciflcation of the precept as to the
conduct of Commodore Schley.
The majority of the court have rejected the
whole of the testimony on behalf of the ap
plicant and the testimony of the applicant
himself, and by so doing have perverted the
ends of justice and deprived him of his com
mon law and constitutional rights. He has
been found guilt upon specifications substan
tially abandoned by the judge advocate aud
the testimony of a few hostile witnesses has
been made prominent.
The bill concludes with the statement
that the proceedings of the majority of
the court were irregular; that Admiral
Sohley's rights have been prejudiced and
his testimony in many particulars -not
considered and that the evidence is abso
lutely insufficient to sustain the opinion
which has been rendered, and that there
fore a grave and irreparable injustice has
been done Admiral Schley.
Admiral Schley, through counsel, has
also Berved notice that if Admiral Samp-
Bon objects to the finding of Admiral
Dewey, he will claim the right t obe heard
in reference to such objection. In regard
to the last claim. Secretary Long informed
counsel that it was not the practice of the
department to have oral hearings on mat
ters of this kind. He intimated that he
would entertain a written argument.
Impaired Digestion
May not be all that is meant by dyspepsia
now, but it will be if neglected.
The uneasiness after eating, fits of nerv
ous headache, sourness of the stomach, and
disagreeable belching may not be very bad
now, but they will be if the stomach is
suffered to grow weaker.
Dyspepsia is such a miserable disease
that the tendency to it should be given
early attention. This is completely over
come by
Hood's Sarsaparilla
which strengthens thewhole digestive system
MORE LOGS BY RAIL
100,000,000 Feet Will Be Rail
roaded' the Coming Season.
CONDITIONS IN WOODS ARE GOOD
-
-
WoodiinenN Wages ami the C«ist
of ■'-. Supplies Are
Away l.'i».
Minneapolis lumbermen estimate that
on the deals now made and those in pros
pect 100,000,000 feet of logs will be brought
from the northern woods to Minneapolis
by rail in 1902. This is about double the
amount transported by rail this year.
Rail transportation is one of the means
whereby the local lumbermen hope to
bring next year's lumber cut somewhere
near the figures of this year, providing
other conditions are as favorable.
The weather is all that the lumbermen
can desire for logging, and work on this
winter's log cut has a good start. There
is about six inches of snow in the north
ern woods. This is not too deep for rapid
operations and the weather keeps the ice
roads in good condition.
The number of smaller contractors is
fully as large this year as last. The ex
pense of logging shows a big increase
over the figures of a few years back. The
men are receiving nearly double the
wages paid in the winter of 1896 and 1897.
Teamsters, swampers, choppers, sawyers
and chain tenders receive $30 per month
and board. Loaders receive $35, black
smiths $60 and cooks $65. Good cooks
have been hard to find, even at the fancy
wages mentioned. Five years ago cooks
were paid $40 per month, blacksmiths $35,
teamsters $16, swampers $13, choppers $14,
loaders $20, graders $13, chain tenders $16.
The lumbermen's expense accounts for
supplies are 75 per cent greater than six
years ago. Wheat has advanced from
49 to 75 cents per bushel; corn from 40 to
60 cents: oats, from 28 to 40 cents; hogs,
from $4 to $3 and $5.40 per hundred; pork
from $9.50 to $15 per barrel; iron from
$1.75 to ?2 per hundred.
With the continued building boom and
development of the west and southwest
this advance in price of commodities and
labor means that lumber prices will rule
strong next year.
State Capitol News
HULBERT AS_SANTA CLAUS
He Borrows .Money' to Pay Police in
Full.
The 225 members of the police depart
ment will get their full December salaries
after all. A kind friend in the person of
City Treasurer Hulbert came t& their
rescue this morning with the announce
ment that he had made arrangements
with the Swedish-American bank to fur
nish the necessary money without inter
est and that he would assume all the re
sponsibility for its return.
The money advanced by the bank will be
one-half the monthly pay roll, and will
amount to about $9,000. No one has yet
spoken in behalf of the employes of the
departments under the board of correc
tions and charities.
BOBLETKR'S PI. AX ACCEPTED
Settlement of Claims Against Ei-
State Treasurer's Sureties.
The state has accepted the compromise
propositions of Joseph Bobleter, former
state treasurer, and his sureties.
Attorney General Douglas and Justices
Brown and Lewis of the supreme court,
appointed by the governor as a com
mission to adjust the state's claims, met
yesterday afternoon and conferred with
attorneys for the sureties. Their propo
sition for a $22,000 cash settlement was
accepted, and Colonel Bobleter's $3,000
cash offer was also taken. This action of
the commission is final, and releases the
■sureties. It was reported to the gov
ernor this afternoon.
The shortage resulting from losses in
insulvent banks during Colonel Bobleter's
term as state treasurer now amounts to
$45,000. The offers accepted to-day re
duce it to $20,000. 'The bank assets held
by the state have an estimated value of
$17,000, which would leave the state only
$3,000 behind. There is among the bank
assets a section in northern Michigan
which, from its location, may contain
valuable ore deposits, and may realize
many times the appraised value, turning
a profit for the state out of a vexatious
transaction.
The commission will meet later to take
up the proposition of sureties on the
Marine National bank of Duluth. They
did not appear yesterday. They offer to
settle a shortage of $1,771 for $885.75.
FORESTRY BOUNTIES
Over $16,034 Distributed Among Mm
nesota Farmer*.
State Auditor Dunn to-day distributed
$16,634.40 In forestry bounties to 2,800
farmers, in forty different counties.
Under the law, a bounty of $2.50 per acre
is paid for each acre planted to trees.
The fund is short this year, and only $2.40
per acre is paid.
Renville county heads the list with 859
acres, receiving $2,062.80; Redwood
county, which planted 685 acres, gets
$1,645.80, and Martin county receives
$1,051.80 for 438 acres.
An Ancient AVarrant.
State Treasurer Block to-day received a
warrant for $75, dated 1858, and payable to
J. B. Le Blond, then a member of the Itgis
lature. It was n.ver paid and C. G. Le Blond
of Chamberlain, S. D., son of the payee, has
asked the state to cash it. Some correspond
ence had occurred before and to prove hie
statements Mr, Le Blond has sen* in the
original warrant. The state treasurer is at
a loss to know what to do with it, as there
is no fund from which to make thn payment.
1,1 ml in a Horse Case.
i John Lind appeared before- the supreme
court this morning as respondent's counsel
in the case of Win. H. Flannigan, appellant, !
vs. Benjimin A. Pomeroy, respondent. The
suit involves possession of a race horse sold
■ by James Hogan at the state fair grounds
| last year. Flannigan says he closed a bar
j gain with Hogan for $350, binding the bargain
' i with a $10 payment. Later Carlos Bojrnton
j and J. E. Neff. it is said, got the animal for
: $425, and put him in Pomeroy's stable. Flan
; nigan had to sue Pomeroy, who had posses
| sion of the horse, but lost in the St. Paul
i municipal court and appealed to the supreme
court.
A New Mining: Company.
The Fay Exploration company, a mining
! corporation of Virginia. Minn., has been in
! corporated with $100,000 capital stock ;by
I Marcus L.. Fay, Charles E. Fay and Sarah J.
| Fay.
HILL AFTER IT?
Wall Street Interputatlon of Rise
of "Son" Railway Stock. . ;
Special to The Journal.
New York, Dec. 18. —A spirited advance
j in preferred shares of "Soo' railroad to
i day led to a revival of the rumors that
■ Hill and friends are seeking a voice in
the management of this important Ca
nadian Pacific connection.
RISING RESTORED
MlnneHotnn "Will Resume Work as j
Rural Delivery Agent.
From Thn 'journal Bureau, Room 45, Pott
Building, Washington.
Washington, Dec. 18.— H. G. Rising of
Faribault was to-day restored to his old i
position as special agent of the rural free
delivery and to-morrow will start for
Louisville, Ky., where Mrs. Rising is wait-
Ing him. His movements after that he
cannot forecast. Rising had a hard fight,
but was helped by members of the Minne
sota delegation. His removal was with
out just cause and arose from a misappre
hension of facts, and as soon as these facts
were fairly before the . postofflce depart
ment, the rest was easy.
—W. W. Jermane.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
WHY PAYNE
WAS NAMED
< out iniK-tl Front First I'ajsc
Payne was postmaster of Milwaukee ten
years, serving in that capacity under
Presidents Grant, Hayes and Arthur. He
was one of the receivers of the Northern
I'acillc railroad company in the nineties.
Later Mr. Payne became connected with
various large interests, including the old
.Milwaukee & Northern railroad company,
now a part of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul system; the Wisconsin Telephone
company and street railway properties.
He is now vice president of the Milwaukee
Electric and Light company.
The political significance of Mr. Payne's
appointment is in his prominence with the
national republican committee. He is
vice president of that political organiza
tion and his value as a political or
ganizer has been appreciated by no one
better than Senator Hauuu, the chairman.
He has never held a political office in a
national sense, but he has been the adviser
of those who directed the policy of the
party for many years.
Jl SI THE MAX
Mr. Pa.vue Well lUiui pped for the
Duties of His New I'osllion.
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Dec. 18.—The Sentinel, the
recognized leader of the stalwart move
ment among the press of the state, in
indorsing the action of the president,
says:
As a cabinet officer, Mr. Payne will bring
to the aid of the president an experience in
practical life that cannot fail to be of value.
Since he became a member of the national
committee, hie labors iv the political world
have been mainly hi the larger field, and he
has thus acquired a thorough knowledge of
the many and sometimes conflicting interests
of the different sections of the country, in
terested as he has been in many business
enterprise*, he is also conversant with the
situation in the industrial world and well
equipped to co-operate with other members
of the cabinet in advising the president on
subjects of great national moment.
To the administration of affairs of the post
office department, which will be his first and
ihief care, Mr. Payne will bring a trained
mind, exceptional ability as an organizer and
a familiarity with the details of the depart
ment tihat will assure an improvement of the
service along original lines aa well as after
plans blocked out by his predecessors. His
interest in the postal service was awakened
during his term as postmaster in Milwaukee
under the administrations of Presidents
Hayes and Arthur. That interest has never
Ragged, and he is probably as well equipped
to-day to take up the business of the depart
ment and carry it forward as any man in the
country, not excepting those who have served
terms as heads of the department. His ap
pointment is one that will meet with hearty
approval in Milwaukee, where Mr. Payne Is
best known, not only from his large circle
of personal friends, but from all who appre
ciate his strength of character and his emi
nent fitness for the position.
SIITS HA.WA
Ohio Senator « oiuiuenus Mr. Payne
Warmly.
2V««» lorh Sun Special Service
New York. Dec. 18.—Senator Hanna
said when informed that Postmaster Gen
eral Smith had resigned and that Henry
C. Payne had been appointed to succeed
him:
It ie a very good appointment in every re
spect. Mr. Payne has been a very valuable
man as vice-chairman of the republican na
tional committee. He is a very able gentle
man and will make a good postmaster gen
eral. 1 am very glad he has been selected.
"It is said in Washington, Senator"
said a reporter, "that the president did
not consult your wishes in selecting Mr
Payne." Mr. Hanna replied:
O. pshaw; that's nonsense. The president
could not (have appointed a man who would
have suited me better. Mr. Payne wae en
titled to, any appointment he wanted.
Regarded a. "Stalwart"' Victory.
Milwaukee Dec. 18.-The appointment of
Mr. Payne will be considered a great vie*
tory for the stalwarts in Wisconsin who aro
opposed to the renomination of Governor La
Follette. While Mr. Payne is not a member
or the Wisconsin Republican League its
membership being restricted to members of
the last, legislature, its purposes are along
lines on which Mr. Payne is in hearty sym
pathy. While he has had very little to do
with the factional fight in the state the past
lew months he has been identified with the
stalwart faction. He was bitterly opposed
to the nomination of La Follette last year
but he was one of the first to withdraw
from the fight in the interest of the harmony
that was promised. He has expressed him
self very recently as thoroughly satisfied and
in perfect accord with the plans and con
duct of the league.
Payne in York State.
Jamestown, N. V., Dec. 18.—Henry C
Paynt* just appointed postmaster general ia
visiting relatives here.
END OFJJOER WAR
Belief Growing That It Will Come in
a Few Days.
New York Sun Special Servian
London, Dec. 18.—A dispatch to the
Daily News from Heidelberg, South Afri
ca, says: "The feeling here Is that the
war will soon be over. A number of
Boer prisoners say that hostilities will
ceaae Dec. 22. This is taken to indicate
that the meeting of the Boer leaders to
discuss the situation, which was called
for Dec. 15, has been adjourned for a
week, when a final decision will be
reached."
During the last few days most persist
ent reports emanating both from South
Africa and from Boer headquarters in
Europe, of an approaching crisis in South
African affairs, have been current. It Is
alleged that Mr. Kruger will abandon his
demand for independence and that the
Boer leaders In the field are Inclined to
cease fighting and seek the best terms
obtainable.
Austrian Enlistments.
Wellington, N\ Z., Dec. 18.—Volunteers for
the Eighth Xew Zealand contingent for ser
vice in South Africa are already pouring in
The Christ Church Press, a leading newspa
per, states that if the empire calls for it it is
certain that the colony will cheerfully fur
nish a ninth contineugent.
Stops the roDgb
and Workt Off the Cold.
Laxative Bromo-Qulnine Tablets cure a cola
In one day. No cure, no Day. Price 25 cents.
SUPPERS.
r Slippers make ideal present*—every one likes
them. We refundmoney or exchange Slippers
before or after Christmas. Open Evenings.
Men Slippers \ Ladies' Slippers
* r ([ Ladies' finest felt, rich fur trimmed Ju
,; ■ . , ... „ ■"■■.-.: •",. ', liets; handsomely braided Tamps, thick
Men Imitation Alligator Slippers A.Qr (i fleece Insoles, Black red or <P» ->C
—also Men's embroidered Blippers^r-'*' <, wine • s>l.£O
. |, Other Juliets in great variety 01 ijt
Men's Velvet and Leather Slippers AO^ t at 85c, 98c and ipi.M*
—also Men's All Felt Slippers.... ■ O2fL> S Big table full ladles' tine felt Slippers,
( > worth to 5i.26, not every size In fLQ r
Many stvips of m»»'& iootti«r no (' each style,choice.. \j*\,
SYeffi^pieS!..^^" 98c jj i#s;jj; »sps?ffj th or wlth' 49c
Men's Nice Kid Slippers-wlth hand ji l?* les' flannel ilned Ber«e Sllp- 29c
turned sole, chamois lined— C/ OK i *-»• « VV«;v
brown, wine or black «*>*• -*«' ji (JirlS Slippers
Men's very nice Kid Slippers-in red $ Sf g felt> flexible soles' fleece 39c
S^JiSb%!!°^^^/^|_ {*iai"m^Z69c
Men's Romeo\ j&Afißr* Boys*
Slippers I mftT^ -r* T^» i^..
High front and backs- Q Home g'adC Slippers
brown or black, turned) '■ v. ' Slno^ Str*f»» rl c
soles . < , A y . »JilU^ *^l*Jr« V" ,' Embroidered velvet
d*l 1 C "> VU.V ■■«•-• *3 Nteoiict *Mf \ boys' Slippers, sizes 13
VI.OO *HdssL&£P 6°4 2. and. 3. t.° 4>c
TRIBUNAL OF PEACE
Ezecutive Committee to Deal With
Labor Disputes.
REPRESENTATION OF ALL PARTIES
Ardent lVordn Spoken by Arebblttli
op Ireland ( loainu the
t'onferenee. '
New York, Dec. IS.—The conference be
tween the leaders of labor and capital
closed yesterday with a decision to give
the plan to harmonize their divergent in
terests a practical test. It was unani
mously agreed that the working details
of the scheme shall be perfected by an
executive committee of thirty-six, to be
chosen in equal numbers from the ranks
of organized labor, the great industrial
and financial leaders, and such of the
public not identified with either of the
other two interests. The following names
were announced:
To represent the employers aud capitalist*
-United Status Stumor Mark A. Hanna,
Jamea A. Chamber*, president American
Glass company, PUtsburg. Fa.; William H.
Pfahler, president National Association .;f
Stove Manufacturers; &, H. Cullaway, presi
dent American Locomotive Works; Lewis
Nixon, president and owner ot the Orescent
shipyards, Bltzabetbport, N. J.; Charles M.
Schwab, president United States Steel cor
poration; H. 11. Vreeland, president Metro
politan Street Railway company, New York:
Charles A. Moore, president of the Machine
Manufacturing company; John D. Kocko
feller, Jr.; E. D. Kipley, president Atchisou,
Topeka & Santa Fe railroad; Marcus Al.
Marks, president National Association of
Manufacturers; Julius KrutUvhiiitt, general
manager Southern Pacific railroad.
To represent organized labor—Samuel Gora
pera, president American Federation of La
bor; John Mitchell, president United Mine
Workers; Frank P. Sargent, grand master
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen; Theo
dore J. Shaffer, president Amalgamated As
sociation of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers;
James Duncan, secretary Granite Cutters'
Union; Daniel J. Keefe, president Interna
tional Association of Longshoremen; James
O'Connell, president International Associa
tion of Machinists; Martin Fox, president
Iron Holders'" National Union; Jamea E.
Lynch, president International Typographi
cal Union; Edward E. Clarke, grand master
Brotherhood of Railway' Conductors; Henry
White, secretary Garment Workers of Amer
ica; Walter Macarthur, editor South Sea
men's Journal, San Francisco.
To represent the public—Former President
Grover Cleveland, Archbishop John Ireland,
Bishop Henry C. Potter, Charles Francis
Adams of Boston; Cornelius N. Bliss, formor
secretary of the interior; Charles W. Eliot,
president of Harvard University; Franklin
McVeagh of Chicago; Former Controller of
the Currency James H. Eckels. Attorney
John M. McCock of this' city; John C. Mil
burn of Buffalo; Charles C. Bonaparte of
Baltimore.
Mgr. Ireland's Benediction.
The chairman of the conference, Oscar
S. Straus, and the secretary, Ralph M.
Easley, are ex-officio members of the
committee. Archbishop Ireland made the
closing address of the conference. He
said:
May the winds carry the news over the
continent and around the world that luch a
meeting as this has taken place in the great
city of New York.
The hope of the twentieth century is that
the great principles of brotherhood, charity
and justice announced by the Holy One of
Palestine, shall become wider and deeper
at this time than at any other. Let us have
industrial peace. Let employer aud employe
show that they are brothers.
The general committee met to-day to
take up its work. It was announced that
a committee on plan and scope, upon
which Senator Hanna, Archbishop Ire
land, Bishop Potter and Messrs. Gompers,
Nixon, Mitchell, Callaway, Sargent, Bliss,
Schwab and Strauss had been named,
would present a preliminary report during
the day. Chairman Strauss made this
statement:
I cannot tell you anything about the plan
for putting into practice the peaceful project*
of this conference. We are at work on It
and in due time it will be made public. I
believe every man named on the committee
will serve. All of the labor leaders have
accepted and In this epoch-making union of
labor and capital no man can deny his
services to a project that means such a great
good for his country. The approval of the
labor leaders means the co-operation of more
than 2,000,000 organized workers. As we
progress In this work^ it becomes more ap
parent that the chief caua'e of trouble in the
past has arisen from misunderstandings.
Never were truer words spoken than by John
Mitchell yesterday, when he, who has seen
more strikes than any man of his age in the
country, said that there never was a strike
which could not have been averted if the
opposing interests had first met and fairly
considered their respective rights.
When the general pommittee was called
to order, Senator Hanna was selected
chairman.
CAN'T STOP MTRGONI

EVEX THE COURTS FOWEHI.ESS
Representative ot tbe Discoverer of
Wlreleas Telegraphy Explains
Why This la So.
New York, Dec. 18.—That William Mar
coni's wireless experiments in Newfound
land cannot be stopped by the Anglo-
American Telegraph company, even by
resort to the courts, is the assertion of
Marconi's representative here. They fur
ther state that he cannot be stopped even
from transmitting commercial messages.
They say the charter of the Anglo-Ameri
can company, by which it claims monop
oly of telegraphic communication between
Newfoundland and other places was ex
amined by counsel before an attempt was
made to experiment in Newfoundland.
They decided that the charter would not
interfere with the sending of wireless
messages to and from Newfoundland, even
for the two years that the charter has
yet to run. They declare, in the first
place, that a charter monopoly would not
operate to estop scientific experiments,
and, second, that according to English
decisions such a grant would not operate
to bar an invention that was unknown
at the time the concession was granted.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEOEiyiBEB 18, 1901.
XMAS Useful Gifts
_ j for Everybody. ;
i; For Christmas Gifts of the substantial and useful
fi| kind we are sure no better place will be found to
ji purchase than in our store. We have something
■i; suitable for men and women, boys and girls,
I Look over this list, and you may find a suggestion:
i; that will settle the question which has been!
!;.' troubling you for some time. Settle it now and
V you will be in a better frame of mind to enjoy a
j! MERRY CHRISTMAS. _____ j
\ Notion Department [ Fancy Goods Dept. j Drapery Dept. i
\ TOILET SETS-Black and white, con- |i SHOPPING AND OPERA BAGS. j! Second "«* !
1; sisting of Brush, Comb and Mirror. ]i WISP BROOM HOLDERS. I, Second Floor, j
|; M £* k oks- Black ebony and wit wood ji tob!cco Cb!gC^ 8™" ji Th department off-:
j^LTS-Plain and fancy; also sep- '! NEEDLE BOOKS. \ erS CXCeptiOnal OP" '
i, BELTS—PIain and fancy; also sep- i QT4MP p.-™ ]• Ci b CALCUIKJI ldl OD" <
V." arate buckles in a variety of styles. ( &lAMr lAbtjb- • ,' * f /^>l . * ,
; : father goods - consul ■* : ; i™*/£S RS portunity for Christ-:
,' Purses. Pocketbooks, Shopping and,;, m^toh scrltchers. mas buyers. The:
<[ Chatelaine Bags. |> MATCH SCRATCHERS. ITiaS DUyeFS. I lie I
![ HOSE SUPPORTERS—Side and round; l! TABLE COVERS. Qfnrk" •nfill H•n (V '
j! also fancy elastic and buckles; if !; LACE PIECES. SLULK lIILI UUIIIg,
( i you desire to make up supporters. i] LUNCH CLOTHS. m^nV thinCT< f^^Df^C
■;! SHELL GOODS-Genuine Tortoise,!; DOILIES. . HUU 1 V Ullll^ CbpCL
i[ also in splendid imitation. j, PILLOWS—Made up. 13.11 V aPPfGDriate fOF
■""!' MILITARY BRUSHES—A very nicel! >■ i* iyt • 1_ 1• J •£±
i| gift for gentlemen. S JflllSlifl Wfi/Jf hOllday glttS.
!' FANCY SOAPS AND PERFUMES—|! Wl3llll " ****■ i >
,| Imported and domestic. ,| GOW NS, SKIRTS, DRAWERS, etc., a < Jpfe B MR
i| *wwwv i 1 very fine line in dainty patterns. B E S & Mf M&M^L\ MB^E&I Jw
;: Ladies Neckwear Kept.j: Linen Dept, -^
!' PERSIAN SCARFS. \ & IP SB M /BMS M 2*
!' ' ,' DAMASK CLOTHS—Fine qualities > RMlh HMmMj& m
< BOAS—Liberty Silk, black or white, < with napkins to match. f *"* *** ***** *j»Jr
\ and black and white combination. ,' H ii<MQTTTPHi?n m nTno avt-» x-»r> c „ *..
< !' HEMSTITCHED CLOTHS and NAP- ,' Small sizes— &% g% QL nf."
i SCARFS—In Chiffon or Liberty Silk, i| *.!*»• \ our entire Una it£L" A* Uli
|! from $1.00 to $4.00 each. j> TEA CL°THIn X dmas* and plain j,
' I 1 linens, hand embroidered. , Cat-not <si™>e
V FANCY COLLARS AND STOCKS. i[ DOILIES AND SCARFS—Hand em- i 1 wrPel OIZCS
|! nnnnnnn , „;,■• broidered. j| In Turkish, Per- -%*■• I / 2£
i\ <[ FINE TOWELS. \ siau and India «>/3 OH
Hosiery Department!; n? en 'c npnt LtaTrrunners
!• * r ( [ *ll D I/vpla |i We call special attention to our
'I silk ' STOCKINGS—a nice line of 'I ■ (| large assortment, which will
1i colors !' NECKWEAR—The newest shades and ji be sold ££
' colors - ]• patterns. 50c, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50. i at ZUtD Oil
,' EMBROIDERED STOCKINGS, LACE i' ,' -
(' sTOrKINP«? ' SUSPENDERS— silk web—one i! KHIVAS
11 STOCKINGS. i| pair in a box, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, ■£?*""" „ „
\ ~%~v/-wv~ 'i $1-75 to $2.50. 'i The most complete line we have
'i Ji Ji ever had, they all ~££
i; Glove Department. j:"S3EassMfi&."ij goat : 20% off
I; <! MONARCH SHIRTS-Fancy plaited or j! HnrnPCflr DiifTC
,' Reynier Jouvin & Cie., Perrin, ( ' Plain bosoms, new patterns, at $1.00, J> L^UlllCS LIC rvUsT^
j! Trefousse and Dent Kid Gloves. I *1M- $2.00, $2.50. ji RQYAL W , LT()N _
y CERTIFICATES to be redeemed at .[ FANCY HOSE—At 50c, 75e, $1.00, $1.25, i| Slze U Reg. Trice. Sale Price
i| any time, make a most acceptable ]• . i| 8-3xlo-6 830.00 $23.75
\'< gift. Gloves in handsome boxes, ][ NIGHT SHIRTS—At $1.00, $1.50. J' y xl 2 35-°° 27.50
'I especially for presents. \\ PAJAMASAt $1 00 si e ft «.-> « '! BIQLOW AXMINSTER—
J, ..PAJAMAS At $1.00, $1.50, $2.25. j, slzo Re/. Price. 5.1e Price.
<! "^^^^^^ ? BATH ROBES—AII new patterns, $4.50 '! S' 31,1^ 6 .$35.00 $27.60
«' H At I«*-P ft +> to $10.00. " J» 9xl 2 45.00 35.00
I lianuKerCniet liept. 5 full dress shields i ns nk or $ axminster was-Good
1 J satin at $1 -.0 par-h (' r, Blze- Kefr> rlce- Sale Price.
:Ji Ladies' Handkerchiefs, 15c to $1.00. ', saun at $i.ou eacn. ]• 8-3xlo-6 $25.00 $20.00
I 1 Children's Handkerchiefs, one-half! 1 MUFFLERS, in square or Oxford \ 9 *12 27.50 22.50
j! dozen, 25c per box- j, , IS**' new colorings, from $1.00 .to 5 HARTFORD BRUSSELS
<| MEN'S HANDKERCHIEFS. 25c to $1. !' * < Size, Regular Price. Sale Price.
I; IMPORTED HANDKERCHIEFS, hand ]. BOSTON GARTERS— 35c, 50c. 75c. < 3.3 x i 0 -6 $22.50 $19*75
|! embroidered, from 50c to $8. (J COLLARS AND CUFFS—The E. &W. ji 9x12 25.00 21.76
J| Ji and Arrow Brand. J| SMYRNA RUOS-Best Orade.
1 ' r>*lt f\ i l !' IT * 1 It SU*' Re«ular Price. Sale Price.
IjSilk Department. Umbrellas. ?^ lO6 '5..........9ii;|g
!' NOVELTY SILKS FOR WAISTS 1 i The largest and finest assortment in <[ 9x12 30.00 22.50
.' «.,, . , . . , * Ii tne city, in pearl and ivory handles, i All small qi7«* in Wlltun Avmln
', Black Silks for waists and full suits. . slerling silver and gold plated ban- \"T B™l jlzes in R^» to °» Axmin
i ( s ernng silver aad gold plated nan ster and g myrna ug . 8 at «Q per
(, FANCY SILKS for Neckties and Muff- < dies, beautiful designs, especially I cent ofl > ' * "" w i" 34
', i erß . (| adapted for gifts; natural wood han- \
: V ■ " I, dies, $1.00 to $6.00; fancy handles, ) MOHAI& RUQS—
\< BLACK DRESS GOODS in all the) $3.50 to $20.00. ». . Jr. „7 ,
!' newest weaves. 5 J> A beautiful hue of fcolors, In all
(i -^v^wv^^. SCI Ift 4. < sizes, 20 per cent off.
I;-.- - n r i riannei iiept. j artsquarbs-ahsizes.
!: Colored Dress Goods ;■ tsjssuns^ r recommend;: ■»%?£ «££?«*
,i ' embroidered flannel or special shirt ]i oc sq. yara boo sq. yard
i 1 Ji waist patterns, of which we have a ( '
t\ For Christmas presents, we recom- ,• large variety. ([ CoiifH CnVPffi
]' mend our White Wool Goods, especial- <J S V^VFUV^II vUVCI O.
;! ly appropriate for Shirt Waists We > Sfalrt WaiSt Materials Our entire line ~)f\nL CM4
i 1 have them in Etamine, Voile, Canvas ]• y . at jfcV/Hr) V-'II
J, Cloths, Mistrals. Cheviots, Crepe de j| In cotton good , s we have Hop Sacking, '"•'-•'• /KJ
i, Chine, Serges,- Cashmeres, Albatros, ,[ all colors, linen and cotton mixed. <[ PnrtlPt*P<
I 1 Sicilians, Mohairs and Broadcloths; ]| „ ', „ . v tA • > * UI UCI Wl
i; also those same weaves in a variety of !SSS^S^!T!^SS M tor 11 1-120% Off
i| colors. * ,' " ne «v /%J VII
,i • \ Rope PortlcrM— —» fiftf f~\££
: nt I f\ a a £^ 50% Off
Cloak Department
, . A !' v clour Tops, sateen backs,
ij In this Department we are making Special luLlJlafai 01 a*Sj IS*El S*E
\ Prices on Many Lines. > piiw «ch...^z.Zs
Ji ;. ' S Silk top, sateen baok, filled
J| SILK UNDERSKIRTS. PERSIAN LAMB JACKETS. > with Wn> (H mm
i\ Special prices for Christmas buyers, $67.50, $75. $85, $90 and up to $175. <[ at, each %P £•£ \
! broken lots and odds and ends. S
'! $5.00 Skirts at $3.50. ' TAILOR-MADE SUITS, FANCY COS- NOVeJtleS !
V $10 and $11.50 Skirts at $7.50. TU-MBS, • — • |! I^OVCI lieS
j! $16 to $22.50. skirts at $15. . *}^ OFF «! H*nd Burnt and Painted
i! $8.00 Black Skirts at $6.50. !' Wood, including Pipe
i opera and carriage coats, only I Racks, Glove Boxes, Collar '
,; SILK WAISTS. ' one of a kind, at Special Prices. $ BoxeSt p icturo Frames, !
i;. About 100 Waists, to close, CLOTH jackets, short lengths, odds <! Waste Boxes, Jewel Boxes, J
' 1 14 OFF and ends, for ladies, misses and chil. !| Book Racks, Clock Racks, \
! <ir«n. ?: s Magazine Racks, etc. -•
I 1 WOOL WAISTS. ; .- 1/ OFF '! ?!
'! A large line for Christmas, all sizes SMall „„„„ .. „ 1" . . , \ MOratiabad WflfG <
i : „ SMALL FURS, Muffs and Neckscarfs, ([ liluiauu«/«u iiuiv <
i and co ors, *-°. °* . . in Electric and Alaska Seal, Black J, A Complete line of this Ware, J
'! SEAL JACKETS. Mar.ten, Sable Fox, at popular prices. <| also Benares Ware, consisting,
Jj At very lowest price, ELECTRIC AND NEARSEAL JACK- SoJKS'V.JS^jStfSt i
;» otter jackets. ETS, $40, $42.50. $45 to $60. < ieres, Pin Trays, Etc. ;
•|! Special price, $100. ; ASTRAKHAN JACKETS, $40 to $45. s_, „_. '
■i'enae^ a. ' • t. .11 {French Bayonets :
!UW Alterations on above garments will j; om% more just received,:
< be Charged at Cost \ e f C h yourchoice'4soi
«! o • > each <...<!

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