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-THE RICII3IOND l'ALLADIUil AND SUN-TELEGRAM, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1908.
PAGE EIGHT. 3C IS HATS i Uiif ' WOMEN WHY MOT STOMP COMMITTEE . and Means Committee Gets Tangled Up on The Subject. HIGH DUTY IS PROPOSED. LIFE IS THREATEHBD Illinois Jurist Is Saved by a Court Clerk Who Snuffs lomb's Fuse. MATTER INVESTIGATED. i COST TO BUYERS WOULD IN CREASE IF SUCH ACTION WERE TAKEN CHAMP CLARK HAS A PECULIAR IDEA OF WOMEN. Washington, D. C, Dec. 12. The ! ways and means committee today got tangled up by the subject of women's hats and displayed a lack of informa- J tion on this subject. Peter Zucker, representing millinery importers of New York and large millinery manu facturers, appeared to oppose the pro posal of New York manufacturers of artificial feathers and flowers to in crease the advalorem duty from 50 to 70 per cent. Mr. Zucker urged that the duty re main as it Is. "It there is any article In the world," said he, "in which the question of the consumer comes in it is a woman's hat." He argued that the styles of decorations of hats were set in Paris and that the average woman insisted on having her hats trimmed with im Dorted feathers. He said that the Chicago, Dec. 12. An attempt was made to assassinate Judge Slusher, of the Kane County Circuit today with a bomb at Elgin. The Infernal machine, filled with giant powder, and with a fuse attached, spluttering and timed to the moment when the judge should return from luncheon, was found un der the jurist's desk in his office by Deputy Court Clerk McN'erney, who snuffed out the spark at the risk of his own life. State's attorney Tyers and Slier iff Richardson are investigating in an ef fort to capture the assassin. The mo tive for the attempted assassination is a mystery. Jadge Slusher passes lightly over the affair. pi REUF NOT GIVEN SENTIM Bl COURT His Punishment to Be Meted Out Next Saturday. 12. The pro on Abraham Ruef, convicted of brbery, was post poned by Superior Judge Lauter, to day, until next Saturday, December 19. San Francisco, Dec. proper trimmings were made here, but,nouncInS of sentence were used only on cheap hats. Consumer Must Pay. "A higher duty would not keep out a single Imported feather," declared Mr. Zucker, "and the consumer would have to pay the additional duty." Mr. Zucker further urged that it was not the ultra rich that were ef fected alone by the plan for an In creased duty, but that the great mid- A LIVE COAL TRICK. Teaches Natural Law, Yet Has All th Appearance of Magic. No one would suppose that it is pos- aihlo tn hold cliivviiic null nn n nipce die class wtmld have to pay more for of liuea or cotton wlthout burning the hats. cloth, but that such can be done Is easy "If a woman wants to buy a bonnet," for any one to proVe, and at the same said unamp ciarK, sne aon z care a Oopjtithua, 106, by Baodct Wfc. Oa. Oil! What a Gift A HOOSIER KITCHEN CABINET would be for a Christmas present. We are already placing many aside for Xmas delivery. Prices from: $16.50 $22.00 $25.00 and upward. WmFffoBtniF i7 a What could be better for the Gift than Furniture ? We direct special attention to our Holiday Offerings in ev ery department. Santa Glaus Suggests, FOR HER. FOR BABY. Pictures, Fancy Rockers Library Tables Leather Cushions, and Table Covers Davenports Parlor Suits Dressing and Smoking Tables, Music Cabinets, etc. Foot Rests. You're Always Welcome l(Q)lMlEYpm Santa Gtaus' Headquarters Cor. Ninth and CUilain at 3S snap how much she pays for it." He added that if a reduction of the tariff would make bonnets cheaper, he was for it. It was brought out that the government gets $3,000,000 out of rev- j enues for Imported hat trimmings. j PREPARE FOR 70. MILE AUTO TRIP Man and Wife Return in the Year 1912. Spokane, Wash., Dec. 12. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Hover, members of the Spokane Motor Club, , who com pleted In New York, Nov, the first leg of which is conceded to be the longest automobile trip ever attempted, are in Spokane making; ready for a jour ney of 70,000 miles through Europe, Asia and Africa. They will sail from New York January 22, going to Al giers, passing the winter in Algeria, Tunis and Egypt and penetrating the Sahara desert as far as Biskra. Cross ing to Italy in the spring, the next three years will be devoted to cross ing every country In Europe at least one way, with some touring in West ern Siberia. The homeward trip s will begin in 1011 by crossing from Turkey to Pal estine, where the car will be driven to Jerusalem and back to the coast, and takent to India, China and Japan, the Philippines, Australia, New Zea land and Hawaii, autoing in each as much as feasible. From Honolulu they will sail for San Francisco .In the winter of 1912, driving thence to Spokane, and by that time they ex pect to have covered on their way more than 75,000 miles, some of which in districts where an automobile has never before been seen. time the experiment teaches ao impor tant natural law. Every child knows that the telephone and telegraph wires I are made of copper because that metal is a good conductor of heat and elec-1 triclty, which is only another form of heat If a poker is heated in the tire , you pick up a cloth to hold the outer end. although it has not been Id the fire, because experience has taught you that the heat Is connected through the metal from the tire to the outer cad. This "xperlment with the flaming coal is based upon this principle and the additional one that linen and cot ton are poor conductors of heat. Take a globe of copper and draw a piece of cloth tightly over it so that there is not a wrinkle at the top. If the linen or cotton is closely woven the trick is all the more certain. Then, holding the clot'j tightly In place, you cau safely put a glowing coal on top of the cloth, and, while it burns fiercely, the cloth will not even be scorched. The reason Is that the great conduc tivity of the copper draws the heat of the coal before it can burn the cloth Do not make this experiment with a good handkerchief first, for if the cloth is nrt tightly drawn it may burn, but take some worthless piece of linen or muslin, and after you are certain of ,your experience you can astonish your friends who do not know the secret Washington Post. CONGRESS WORRIED Solons Speculate on Nature of Threatened Roosevelt Disclosures. QUEER DEFINITIONS. An Inter BROODS THREE YEARS; AT LAST SUICIDES Earfjr Eighteenth Century prater of Hard Word. Bailey's Universal Etymological Dic tionary, with the subtitle, "An Inter nreter of Hard Words. was first pub lished in London in 1721. Most of its New York Contractor Grieved definitions are eccentric, and some of WHAT WILL BE RESULT? Over Death of Wife. FOUND DRUNK. Oscar Frame was found drunk on the streets last evening and was taken to Jail. x CASH IN STOVE; WIFE LIGHTS A FIRE. York, Pa., Dec. 12. Nelson Ness, of this city, yesterday used his cook stove for a safety bank. This morniri: h tn? n t."-k - charred notes and some mutilated silver. The roll was piaoeu m c.e oven while Mrs. Ness was absent from the home and the stove was cold. When the wife returned she kindled a fire. Soon after she no ticed the smoke comdng from the oven. Upon investigating she found the charred notes. Calvin T. Kraft, cashier of the City Bank, will do what he can to replace them. Washington, Dec. 12. There is much speculation in congressional cir cles as to the ultimate result of the pending controversy between congress and President Roosevelt over the uses of the secret service agents. There is no doubt of the depth of feeling that has been aroused over the president's ironical suggestion that congressmen do not wish themselves and their ac tions watched, but there is still great er irritation over the knowledge that secret service" detectives have been on the trail of congressmen and that the president evidently intends to continue that practice. s i Members of both the house and the senate are wondering what the presi dent has up his sleeve. They do not believe he would have said what he did In his message without appreciating that it would be resented, and they hear that he is prepared to come back with disclosures of an unpleasant na ture to some gentlemen in case con gress becomes rude to him in its treat ment of the subject, j Just what these disclosures will be is I what is causing most of the specula tion and perhaps worriment on the part of some. them incredibly so. Hers are speci mens plucked at random: Man A creature endowed with rea son. Thunder A noise known by persons not deaf. Lightning A meteor. A Rainbow A meteor of divers colors. Weapon Salve A sort of ointment i revolver. Phillips wife died three which Is said to cure a wound by be- years ago and ever since then he has Ing applied to the sword or other wesp- appeared to grow more and more de en that made the wound. j spondent. He was found lying fully Balloon A football; also a great ball dressed on the bed by his landlady, New York, Dec. 12. Thomas Phillips a well to do builder and contractor, living at 416 East 143rd street, com- ! mitted suicide early today by shooting himself in the mouth with a 32-canbi with which noblemen and princes use to play. i Cow A beast well known. Milk A food well known. Peacock A fine bird. Elephant The biggest, strongest and most intelligent of all four footed beasts. Medlar. A fruit which Is grateful to the stomach, but is not ripe till It bs rotten. Snow A meteor well known In north erly and southerly climates, especially beyond the tropics. Mouth Part of the body of a living creature. Eye An Instrument of death. Mrs. Annie Ludlow. How Congress Spring Waa Named. When John Taylor Gil man, a mem ber of congress, visited the log houses which chiefly constituted Saratoga in Its early history, he was accompanied one day on a hunting ramble by a young son of the woodsman with whom he boarded. When they return ed to the cabin the boy enthusiastical ly shouted, "Oh, ma, we've found a new springr "Who found It 7" he was asked. Turning to the distinguished law maker, the little fellow admiringly ex claimed. "Why, the congress!" And to this day the name has dung to one of the most celebrated of the springs which made the place a sani tary resort long before It became the seat of summer fashion. K rH rl Por Indigestion. v' Relieves sour stomach, palpitation of the heart Digests what yon eaL Eternal Fitness. "Women are wonders, said i at the quick lunch counter. A friend of mine sent me an invitation to the funeral services over her pet Angora cat that died in a fit Now, I had nev er been invited to a cat funeral before, and I had no more idea than a rabbit what was expected of me. I was In a rush and stopped In at an Italian florist's and told him to fix up a suita ble design for me. He sent up a eat. life size, made of while Immortelles, with a huge purple bow dangling from the end of its talL The maid says my friend regarded It aa a deadly Insult to her feelings, and I wasn't even banded a rain check whan I called." New York Times. There fa ao medicine sate end a roe eae. u ao pleasant to take aa Dr. Caldwell 'a Srroi. .-pais, the posttrve aura fa all dlaeaaea artetos lorn et-asact trouble. Tbe prioe la vy tea abio SOe and D. HELPED THE BOYS. "I never knew until I attended the horse show what an absurd term horse laugh' was." "What Impressed you?" "Why. there's no such thing as a horse laugh. Tbe horses looked right at the ladles' hats and didn't even smile." Philadelphia Ledger. It is proved by ancient carvings un earthed In Egypt that the bellows were in use for forcing fires in the fif teenth century B. C. Look! Look! OUR SPECIAL WEEK. We Richmond Dry Cleaning Co., will, commencing Monday, December 1 4, Dry Clean Skirts and Waists at half price for one week, and one week only. Skirts 50c Plain Waists 25c Plain Pleated Skirts -75c Fancy Waists 35c MCHflMORIB MY CLEAMIMG Ca 4 Doors East of Westcott Hotel. Phone 1023. 1024 Main St. A Letter That Aroused King Christian of Denmark. King Christian of Denmark once found in his morning mall a letter which moved him more than did must matters of state. The letter was In a boyish scrawl and read as follows: Dear ""Ins We are four boys at Flak kebjerb achool. and the master whips ua dally with a piece of ateel rope he found In the harbor. If he doesn't stop there will be a fire. The name of tbe teacher being given, the king ordered him to report at once to the minister of justice, while he took the next train for Flakkebjerb and examined, the class in tbe teacher's absence. Tbe children, una wed by tbe presence of tbe cruel teacher, told their grievance to tbe kindly old king, who promised la Dediate relief, closed the school for tbe day and ordered that tbe boys be treat 1 to chocolate and cakes at his expense "to remember him by." But he did more than that. On re turning to Copenhagen he dismissed the cruel teacher without pension, at the same time giving a general warn ing to all teachers to be chary of cor poral punishment. "If boys cannot be trained without cruel beatings," this wise king said, "then there must be something the matter with those who train them. The coming generation must not be made ruffians by ruffianly teachers." Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight Inhabitants are not alone in speaking of "going to England" when they leave their own fragment of the kingdom. A patriotic Cornish man also "goes to England" when he crosses the Tamar. Similar ly Inhabitants of tbe Balkan peninsula talk of "going to Europe" when they leave their own corner of the conti nentin curious contrast with the peo ple of our own Island. We regard our selves as both of and in "Europe." and accordingly it is only "the continent tnst we visit. The record in the splendid Isolation line Is probably held by that minister of the Cumbraea. In the Clyde, who prayed for a blessing upon "the inhabitants of Great and Little Cumbrae and the adjacent is lands of Great Britain and Ireland." London Graphic Knicker Ton know that speech U given to man to conceal hla thoughts. Broker Weil, penmanship does It even better. w York Sun. phg hiristaas 1 vjjc There is nothing given for Christmas that excites so muc' fp3j pleasure and shows as much real value as a gift from a goou Cjp h52S Never before in our history have we had such an array of am . real'v good, new and acareciable Gifts for Xmas, Hex axe , $?Sf For lClts rr Gentlemen For the Home SisSa? Diamond Ring Signet Ring Mantle Clock ik KtS Diamond Brooch Scarf Pin Hall Clock . f Bracelet Cuff Buttons Alarm Clock Sv V5(YP Bar Pin Shirt Buttons Gold Clock xa VaXc Barrette Collar Buttons Candelabra 1 J fcafeSo Belt Pin Cloth Brush Baking Dish eTk VKCa Back Comb' Military Brushes ' Bread Tray M&W fl-5S3k Cuff Pins Fob Knives and Fork &Bv$r Oy-Ijl Hat Pin Charm Berry Spocn i&J& QQgZL l Valiiero Watch Chain Gravy Ladle vC S5fc3b Purse Whisk Broom Cold Meat For' ' 'M fTMESvt Rin9 Ky Ring Ses of Spoons jCC(M",flPr' Vlfccip Watch Match Box Cut Glass llfA w2?3FS? Spoon Smoking Set Carving Se XWilt'i? Prices Reasonable k The Quality the Best. HSi f? fi raPfl Come early. We are t your service. irl i ; dlpl E. L. SPENCER ' TuB Q "llv JEWELER 704 Main Street. g