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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 191S $5 'ODAY Is the Last Day of The Republican's Animal Subscription Bargain If the carrier or agent fails to find you today do not close your eyes in sleep tonight until you have written a check, ready to mail, for that 5 uum The Arizona Republican For One Year-Daily and Sunday 7 Days a Week -Every Morning! You are entitled to the best. Offer good only once each year and closes today. Seventh Annual Bargain Closes Tonight! THE BILL URGED BY PRESIDENT TO OPERATE RAILWAYS Continued from Page 1) of any carrier will be Increased by an amount reckoned at a rate to be fixed My the president upon the cost of any additions and improvements made ivhilo under federal control by the car rier from its own capital or surplus and by an amount equal to the rate accru ing to the government upon any ad vances made to the road for the cost of the additions and improvements. Section five prohibits any carrier, while under federal control and with out the. president's prior approval from declaring or paying: any dividends in excess of its regular rate during the three years ending June 30. 1917. This section stipulates, however, that the railroads that have paid no regular dividends or no dividends during that period may, with the president's prior approval, pay dividends at whatever rate the president may determine. Section six appropriates $500,000,000 which, with any funds available from any excess earnings of the railroads may be used by the president "as a re volving fund" to pay expenses of the federal control on any deficit of a rail road below the standard return and to provide terminals, improvements, en gines rolling stock and other necessary equipment. These terminals, improve ment and equipment are to be used and accounted for as the president may direct and to be disposed of as congress may hereafter provide. The president may also according to section seven, order any road to make addi tions and improvements. He may from this revolving fund, advance to the road all or any part of the expense of the additions and improvements so or dered and constructed by the road or by the government. These advances are to be charged against the road and to bear interest at such a rate and be payable on such terms as the president may determine, so that the United States may be fully reimbursed for any sums advanced. Any loss claimed to accrue to any road by reason of any of these addi tions or improvements may be deter mined by an agreement between the president and the road. Failing this agreement, the amount of the loss will be ascertained under the terms of sec tion three. From the revolving fund, the president may expend whatever amount he may deem necessary r de sirable for purchase, construction or utilization and operation of boats, barges, tugs, and other transportation facilities on the inland and coastwise water ways and many in the acquisi tion operation and use of these facil ities create or employ such agencies and enter into such contracts and agreements as he shall deem to be in the public interest. To provide funds for maturing obli gations or for other legal and proper expenditures or for reorganizing in re ceivership, carriers may, during federal control issue such bonds, notes, equip ment trust certificates, stock and other forms of securities secured or unse cured, by mortgage, as the president may approve as consistent with the public interest. The same section authorized the president to purchase for the United States all or any part of these secur ities at prices not exceeding par and to sell these securities, whenever in his judgment it is desirable, at prices not less than their cost. Any sums avail able from the revolving fund which is provided in section six may be used for such purposes. Section eight provides that the pres ident may execute any of the powers granted him through whatever agen cies he may determine and may fix reasonable compensation for service. Section nine would authorize the president to extend the workmen's compensation law to apply to railroad employes on such terms and conditions as will give due consideration to reme dies available under state compensa tion laws or otherwise. Section ten gives the president in ad dition to powers specifically prescribed any other and further powers neces sary. Section eleven provides that while under federal control, the roads are subject to all laws and liabilities as common carriers, and suits may be brought by and against them and judg ments rendered as provided by law. Except with the president's written as sent however, no attachment or exe cution is to be made on any property used by a road in performance of its common carrier duties. Section twelve stipulates that any person or corporation acting for or employed by a carrier or shipper or other person, who shall fail to observe any of the provisions of the proposed law, or "shall knowingly interfere with or impede possession, use, operation or control of any railroad or transporta tion system taken over by the presi dent shall violate any order or regula tion for carrying out the law, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punish able by a maximum of $5,000 or if a person by imprisonment for not more than two years or both. Federal as well as state criminal statutes where applicable, shall apply to all railroad officers, agents and em ployes. Prosecutions will be in federal district court. Section thirteen, the last Drovides for the indefinite continuance of the law. It mahes tnis brief general provision: The federal control of transporta tion systems herein and heretofore provided for shall continue for and during the period of the war and until congress shall thereafter order other- The 9 p.m. Basketeria which has offered the opportunity of great savings in the buying of groceries to the housewives of Phoenix, announces the hours of business as follows: Open 9 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. And on Saturdays from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M. 127 North Mrst Ave., below the Bon Ton Grocery WE GROW As Phoenix Grows 1917 was a Big Year With Us so When in Need of a Messenger Just Call 4-4-1-4 and you'll find our service as quick as the lightning from the sky . We Make Things Hum in Phoenix Phoenix Messenger Service t ' r "A Boy Always at Your Service" Ring us up Phone 4414 Opposite Adams Hotel FOR MORE OYSTERS Republican A. P. Leased Wire HOUSTON, Tex., Jan. 4. At a meet. ing of the fish dealers of Texas and .Louisiana, held in Houston todav. res olutions were adopted condemning the present fish game and oyster laws as detrimental to the interests of the na tioa during a time of war and asking meir repeal. ne resolutions alss suggest that men in ttre fishing industry be ex empted to carry on their work as a war measure. PRESIDENT ASKS CONGRESS TO CLEAR WAY FOR OPERATION (Continued from Page 1) turbed which it is not necessarv to d!s turb. We are serving the public in terest and safeguarding the public safety, but we are alBO regardful of the interest of those by whom these great properties are owned and glad 10 avail ourselves or the experience and trained ability of those who have been managing them. It is necessary mat me transportation of troops and of war material, of food and of fuel, and of every thing that is necessary for the full mobilization of the energies and resources of the country, should be first considered, but it is clearly in tne puonc interest also that the or dinary activities and the normal In dividual and commercial life of the country should be interferred with and dislocated as little as possible, and the puonc may rest assured that the in terest and convenience of the private shipper will be as carefully served and safeguarded as it is possible to serve ana sateguard it in the present traordinary circumstances. "While the present authority of the executive suffices for all purposes of ouuiiiusirduun, ana wnue, or course, an private interests must for the present give way to the public neces sity, it is, I am sure you will agree with me, right and necessary that the owners and creditors of the railways, the holders of their stocks and bonds. snouia receive from the government an unqualified guarantee that their properties win be maintained throue-h out the period of federal control in as sooa repair ajia as complete equip ment as at present, and that the . eral roads will receive under federal management such compensation as is enuuaoie ana just aiiKe to their own ers ana to the general public I would oufiBest me average net railway op erating income of the three years end ing June 30, 1917. I earnestly recom- mena mat these guarantees be given by appropriate legislation and given as promptly as circumstances permit. 'I need not point out the essential justice of such guarantees and their e'' imiueuce ana significance as ele ments in the Dresent financial 4 J dustrial situation of the country. Ip- " ji me strong arguments for assuming control of the railroads at this time is the financial argument It is necessary that the values of railway securities should be justly and fairly protected and that the large financial operations every year necessary in connection with the maintenance, op eration and development of the roads should, during the period of the war, be wisely related to the financial op. erations of the government. Our first duty is, of course, to conserve the com mon interest and the common safety and to make certain that nothing stands in the way of the successful prosecution or the great war, for lib or public conscience and . of public honor that the private interests we disturb should be kept safe from un just injury and it is of the utmost consequence to the government itself that all great financial operations should be stabilized and co-ordinated with the financial operations of the government. No borrowing should run athwart the borrowings of the federal treasury and no fundamental values should anywhere be unnecessarily im paired. In the hands of small invest ors in the country, as well as In na tional banks, in insurance companies, in savings banks, in trust companies. FUR MUFFS One-Half Off Choose from opossum, muskrat, lynx, beaver, Jap, mink, black fox, wolf, skunk, black coney, seal, nut ria, kit coney, jackal one-half off the regular prices. NEW SHIPMENT OF YARNS We've received more of the olive drab and army gray woo! yarns two shades of each of these colors. ESTABLISHED 1862 STORE NEWS THE BEST ALWAYS Adatorial Our annual show of household linens is not an event of cut prices no, indeed! But nevertheless there are excellent val ues for your selection. Various items of household and hotel supplies are at the same price we have been selling them for many months past but owing to many advances we will have to adjust our prices as soon as the present stock is exhausted. Some of the lines we want to close out excellent merchandise from your standpoint we marked them ac cordingly. Buy now and save money. Sheet Specials 63x99 I 72x99 C $1. each each Exceptionally large stocks, purchased at the right prices, make the low prices on these two items possible. For hotels, rooming house or home use . we carry sheets in the staple as well as the better qualities, in the following sizes: 54x90, 63x90, 63x99, 72x90, 72x99, 72x101, 81x90, 81x99, 81x108, 90x99, 90x108. . Specials From the "Silk Section" 36-inch silk Poplins this is one of the most popular silks-1-sure to give good service. Choose from reseda green, gray Copen hagen, blue rose, Chinese blue, navy. Special Yard, $1.25 36-inch Chiffon, Taffeta, a soft quality in fancy checks, plaids, stripes suitable for blouses and separate skirts. Special Yard, $1.39 36-inch Satin Messalines in rich colors suitable for blouses, dresses, separate skirts, trim mings, etc. Special for Saturday Yard, $1.50 HAND BAGS 1-3 OFF In the Jewelry Section you'll find an assortment of Hand Bags which are to be closed out. There are velvet, silk and suede bags with frames of green, gold, silver, etc., flowered silk linings colors are navy, brown, purple, green, gray and black. AT ONE THIRD OFF. Special Prices on Laces and Trimmings Torchon and Val. laces, from one-fourth -to three inches wide. All specially priced at 18 to 36 inch all-over laces, embroidered on nets and Irish laces. Colors are navy, green, brown, purple, gold and cream, black, white. OJJE-FOURTH TO ONE-HALF OFF REGU LAR PRICES. 4 to 18-inch embroidered -net and shadow lace edges in white, cream, ecru and black. All at ONE-HALF OFF. 14 to 3-inch beaded laces, choose from navy, burgund5r, pink or green. You must see these one-half and more than one-half off regular prices. ' Come down Saturday and see the nwny laces and embroideries in odd lengths, colors, patterns, etc., too numer ous to mention, at substantial reductions. AiMiual Show of Household Linens PATTERN CLOTHS WITH NAPKINS TO MATCH Beautiful linens in classical scrolls stripes oriental pat terns, etc. f rom the finest looms of Ireland and other world famed centers of the linen indus try. Present day conditions have greatly increased the diffi culty of securing supplies but we've every requirement now! Come down and look them all over! FANCY LINENS -. One lot of very desirable dresser scarfs. Choose from about twenty different patterns we want to close these out. 49c each A lot of all linen doilies, scarfs or centers, with scolloped , edges and embroidered centers. Prices to close out the lot One-half off Card table covers, prettily embroidered on Indian head lin en special 50c each TABLE DAMASK 64-inch unbleached damask in a heavy quality. Choose from a variety of patterns; special Yard 59c 70-inch union bleached linen damask a splendid value, if bought today would sell for $1.50; special Yard $1.19 70 and 72-inch linen damasks, in beautiful floral or convention al designs. We've the napkins to match many of the patterns. Priced $1.50 to $3.50 a yard Mercerised Cotton Damask exception ally good for very day use. Special 39c a yard. TOWELS We contracted for our towels many months ago and can offer you exceptional values. 20x40 "Mak-U-Glo- bath towels; honey comb weave the kind that lasts longest. Speciat - 29c each 18x36 all white bath towels made from extra heavy Terry cloth, can be used as face towels, special 20C each 22x44 Terry cloth bath towels medium weight a good towel for hotels and rooming houses, special .3 gj, 26x50 bath towels a man's size towel good weight orders for this towel were placed some time ago but just arrived here apcial -65c each 17x34 buck towels, made from the finest Imperial Valley cotton. Special value 12 c each 18x36 cotton huck towels extra heavy weight specially priced 17 C each 20x36 all linen huck towels, heavy weight if we bought them today the retail price would he eighty-five cents, special at 69c each EXTRA VALUES IN BED SPREADS Bed spreads in full double bed sizes. Choose from several mar seille patterns in white with pink or blue figures. A special from the bedding section $3.95 Crochet bed spreads in Mar seille patterns. A splendid value for hotel or rooming house use. Special, $2.75 Marseille Bed Spreads in three-quarter and full sizes, with scolloped edges cut corners a value you must see ! Special, $3.95 TOWELINGS 17-inch bleached toweling in a good weight suitable for roller or kitchen towels. Extra special. 18c yard 17-inch glass toweling in red and blue checks. Special. 17c yard Were You Cold Our Semi -Annual ' Clearance Sale Here's just a. reminder of the many specially priced lots youH see in our sections of ready-to-wear garments. Wool Sweaters, Off . We've just received another ship ment of pretty wool sweaters. The as sortment of styles and colors is com plete choose from purple, rose, green, -red, Copenhagen blue, pink, buff, tan and white. Special at one-fourth of f. - Woo! Skirts, $4.45 ' Separate skirts in desirablo checks and plaids, colors are navy blue, green and gray. Included in this lot are sev eral navy blue corduroy skirts. EXTRA SPECIAL, $4.45 At $5.65 silk, special, 16.65. At $6.70 We've the "Tapler Pocket Stoves;" absolutely safe to be carried in your pocket or to be used in place of hot water bottles. The idea of the pocket stove was orig inated in a desire to insure greater com , fort for the soldiers and sailors during the Russo-Japanese war and is now being used extensively in the trenches in Europe. 3ttx2KxlU inches, fits snugly in your pocket. Outfits 25c Each Jewelry Section. It Black taffeta, skirts made from a fine, soft quality of taffeta Black satin skirts, stylishly made separate skirts, special, $6.70. AH other silk or wool skirts in the season's ap proved Btyles, colors, etc, at ONE-FOURTH OFF. Lions We are Exclusive Agents for these popular Toilet Articles JIarechal Niel Arden Face Powder. Arden Face Powder. Venetian Xxrtion, Rouges, Muscle Oil. Ardena Skin Tonic. Venetian Velva Cream. Special Astringent. in financial agencies of every kipd, railway securities, the sum total of which runs up to some ten or eleven thousand millions, constitute a vital part of the structure of credit ana the unquestioned solidity of that structure must be maintained. The secretary of war and I easily agreed that. In view of the many complex Interests which must be safeguarded and har monized, as well as because of his ex ceptional experience and ability in this new field of governmental action, the Won. William n MrAdoo was the erty and justice, but it is an obligation! right man to assume direct adminis trative control of this new executive task. At our request, he consented to assume the authority and duties of organizer and director general of the new railway administration. Be has assumed those duties and his work Is in active progress. It is probably too much to expect that even under the unified railway administration which will now be possible, sufficient econo mies can be affected in the operation of the railways to make it possible to add to their equipment and extend tneir operation facilities as much as the "p'resent- Extraordinary demands upon their use render desirable with out resortrng to the rational treasury' (or the funds. If it is not possible, it will, of coarse be neeemry to resort to congress for grants of money for that purpose. The secretary of the treasury will advise with your com mittees with regard to this very prac tical aspect of the matter. For the present, I suggest only the guarantees 1 have Indicated, and such appropria tions as are necessary at Oks outset of this task. I take the liberty of ex pressing the hope that the congress may grant these promptly and un grudgingly. We are dealing with great matters and will, I am sure, deal with them greatly." When the president Concluded the administration Dill was introduced in the senate toy e.nator Smith of South Carolina and in the house by Chairman Sims of the interstate commerce com mittee. In addition to appropriating 1500,000,000 and providing for the com pensation basis und.r which the gov ernment guarantees an aggregate re. turn of seme 00,000,ooo a year, the measure sets forth in detail the con ditions upon which government opera tion is to be carried on, and in addi tion to specified powers given the pres ident, would authorize him to exercise1 other powers necessary to maintain practical government operation, and te delegate his authority to any agency. Under the last provision, the presi dent is expeeted to issue an order transferring to Director General Me Adoo all functions vested in the chief executive. This will enable the director general to organize a corporation for handling railroad securities in accord ance with a plan now under consider ation. Railroad officials are expected to urge a number of modifications of the accounting method prescribed by the bill for reaching the standard return basis, but officials expect the scheme as outlined in the bill probably will be followed in the main. The effect of this will be to require railroads to pay war taxes out of their government compensation. The broad power which the admin istration would have over the roads is illustrated by the bill's provision that the president might order any exten sion or improvements and advance funds necessary for these. The proced ure in such cases would be for the road to issue bonds to finance the im provements, and these bonds would be absorbed by the government revolving fund. Director General McAdoo al ready has indicated that he will not hesitate to order new lines built, or adequate terminal or other facilities constructed wherever they are thought necessary. Great significance was seen by con gressional leaders in the section pro viding for acquisition and operation of water transportation facilities. Advo cates of barge transportation on the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio rivers, the Erie canal and other inland routes, have conferred with the director gen eral within the last week and received his assurance that water transporta tion would be given attention as soon aa he has time to take up the ques tion. If congress passes the bill with a 500,000,000 appropriation this sum will have to be raised by issue of additional liberty bonds, unless it should become apparent that economics under the government pooling system are suffi cient to counterbalance special expend, itures and to meet a possible deficit in this year's earnings under the standard returns.