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5 1 K(
TO BE EXPENSIVE
Cost Estimated at Fifteen
PLAN OF WORK OUTLINED
Commission Tells House Committet
How the Task Will Be Handled and
Requests a Million and a Half for
the First Year's Expenses.
Washington, Aug 1Physical valu
ation of the railroads of the United
States by the interstate commerce
commission will take from five to
seven years by a specially organized
corps of men and will cost the gov
ernment from $10,000,000 to $15,000,-
000 or more, according to plans of the
commission, presented to the house
The commission has asked for en
immed'ate appropriation of $1,500,000
for the oigamzation of the corps of
engineers necessary to undertake the
The plan presented by Secretary
George McGinty contemplates the
division of the country into hve dis
tricts containing approximately 50,000
miles of railroad each
Mr McGinty explained to the com
mittee that the estimated cost per
year of each of these district organiza
tions with their groups of field squads
would be about $384,300, or a total per
year for the five divisions of nearly
92,000,000 In addition to this he esti
mated that the accounting feature of
the work would cost about $350,000 a
year and that the .maintenance of a
valuation office in Washington would
cost probably $150,000 a year.
Although the committee was skep
tical Mr McGinty was confident that
the commission would be able to get
the field force organized through the
civil service commission by the first
of next year
TO LIBERALIZE HOMESTEAD
Sterling's Bill Would Reduce Age
Limit to Eighteen Years.
Washington, Aug. 1 Efforts will be
made by the senate to liberalize the
homestead and other entries on public
land before the expiration of the pres
ent session, through the postofflce bill
Introduced by Senator Sterling.
The measure, which has been re
ported favorably by the senate com
mittee on public lands, reduces the
age limit for those entering on the
public domain from twenty-one years
to eighteen years. The new legisla
tion is designed to encourage the set
tlement of the undeveloped lands of
the nation by young homesteader!
who may be counted upon to develop
.APPEARS AS EVELYN NESBIT
iMrs. Thaw Will Not Capitalize Hue*
^ew York, Aug 1 Looking as lithe
and slender as ever and apparently
brimming over with happiness, Mrs.
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw arrived on the
liner Olympic to fulfill her first stage
engagement in America since the
tragedy on the Madison Square roof.
That she did not intend to capitalize
the name of Thaw in her professional
endeavors was the first thing she
wanted to make clear
It is part of my contract that the
name 'Thaw' does not appear in the
billing or on the program" she ex
claimed "They will have to bill me
plainly as Evelyn Nebbit or 1 won't
DIAZ IS CLOSELY GUARDED
Mexican Envoy to Japan Seeks Inter
view With Tnvino.
Los Angeles, Aug 1 Theie being
no indications of further demonstra
tions against him, General Felix Diaz,
the Mexican special envoy to Japan,
and his suite, took a motor trip,
guarded only by Mexican secret serv
He maintained secrecy as to his des
tination, but it was presumed that he
intended to seek an interview with
General Gerinomo Trivino, the veteran
soldier and associate of Porflrio Diaz,
PHONE GIRLS SAVE LIVES
Send Warning of Flood in Missouri*
West Plains, Mo, Aug 1.Girl tele
phone operators saved the lives of
residents in the lowlands here by
warning them of a great cloudburst
that broke over West Plains.
Sfx inches of rain fell in ninety min
utes It went roaring from the hills
to the bottom lands a mile away and
had the residents and workers below
not been notified many undoubtedly
would have perished. As it was no
one was injured.
Qr$k Women Pledge Funds.
Chicago. Aug. l.-An organization of
Oreek wonfl has pledged $10,000 to a
faad for the restoration of Greek
hWM8 devastated by Bulgarians. They
rmpmd&d *M a brief appeal from
Qn&ttL Sophie of Greece, who tele
graphed: "F*ve hundred thousand
iWHWfcrtia. fiend funds."
HE SEASON' S
Ready-to-wear garments reduced!
Tailored and Linigree Waists 1-4 off
This is an opportunity that should not be over-
looked to lay in a supply of waists.
All waists I -4 off
"Kayser" and "Niagra Maid" Silk Gloves
Two of the foremost makes of long silk gloves go
in this sale to help make a bargain holidayformer
price $1.50sale price
Muslin Underwear Reduced!
Everything in muslin wear,will be sold at a lib-
eral discount during our "wind-up" salegowns,
princess slips, corset covers, drawers and skirts all at
Atone fourth off regular Prices
"Colonial" Draperies One Fourth Off
Beautiful patternsfine assortment to choose from
One fourth off former prices
*HE BEMTJPJI "DAILY nOlEEE
very ready-to-put-on garment in our
stock of this season will be priced so
temptingly low that it will pay you to get
All Spring Goats will go at 40 per cent off
All our kimonas in silk or crepe mater
ial will go at 1-4 off during the sale.
"Wind-Up" of Dresses
We have made one lot of all dresses no
matter what material that sold formerly
,at $6.75 and $7.50 to "be r-Q
sold to firstcomers at each .&0*0y
Each and every Silk Dress in our ready
to wear stock will be reduced in price
40 per cent
All Silk Waists
will go in this sale at
1- 3 off
Our Final Effort to Clear Stock in Season
Commencin Saturday, Aug 2
Endin Saturday, Aug 9
PricesWillBe So Low That You Will Want to Buy
We have gathered a great many items of real interest to you and priced them for decided
clearance. Ready-to-wear garments as well as other goods that must take their leave. The
room is needed now for new Fall goods that are arriving right along. We don't want to carry
anything over to another season.
IV never advertise Bargains unless we can "Make Good." Look over
the items advertisedyou oan save money on them.
Warner's Rust-Proof Cor
sets at at 1-5 off during
Every item in the store will be at a discount during this sale
The Berma Emporiu
All wash goods are to be in this sale at
25 per cent less than the regular prices
Nice assortment left, tyo.
Tailored Suits at one-half
If there is any possibility of your need
ing a tailored suit here is the best chance
to buy oue at less than you'd expect. All
this season's garmeets.
The remainder of our suits will go in
this sale at
Our assortment of fancy parasols is
quite complete. It will pay you well to
purchase one at this sale. They go at
off the regular prices
Table Linens at 1- 5 off
To make the sale still more interesting we put all our fine table
linens out at I 5 off.
Do You Need Lace Curtains?
We're going to make a wind-up of them in this
sale at 1-4 off.
Oxfords and Pumps
25 per cent below regular price should wind up the
oxford business. Come in if you need any footwear.
Shoes At 15 Per Gent Off
Our stock of high shoes also come in for a decided
cut in price. 15 per cent off on High Shoes
Waist Bargain Extra
There will be one lot of assorted waists in most
every size waists that sold formerly at $1.50 and
$1.75 this season's garments in this sale at your
Fvery piece of wide or narrow embroidery will go
at lower prices than ever before for such fine goods.
All Embroidery 1-3 off
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