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IIS MORNING JOURNAL -COURIER, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1008.
T Monday, Vvv. 7, '(18. I 108-800-802 CnAPKL STREET. Exquisite Holiday Attire We take pride in complete stocks, and in our collection of suits, coats, evening wraps, waists, skirts and furs we have one of the most comprehensive displays in our history. In quoting price to-day on Suits, Coats, Wraps and Skirts we enumerate garments of unusual merit, and in reading description and prices we ask you to bear in mind the fact that they are "maker-to-wearer" prices, eliminating all intermediate profits, giving val ues that challenge competition. 10 DISCOUNT ON LADIES SUITS. No Extra Charge for Alterations. Hero Is milt news tlmt will be of untiKunt Intercut to everyone In need of winter snrments. These are, the ncwTKt and most wanted styles, every one, representing the highest class of tailoring. t FANCY WORSTED SUITS In dressy, up-to-dntc models, show ing the long scml-llttlng linen. Shawl Collars and Dlreetolre rovers and pockets. Specially priced at $18.50 EMPIRE DIRECTOIRE MODELS Of self-striped high-grade Cheviot and Broadcloth Coots, with Empire back. Large Ulrectolre revere, Many satin trimmed. Colors, Rlue, flreen, Catawba, Canard Blue. Specially priced at $25.00 TAILORED SUITS Of fine Serge and Broadcloth. Very smart, dressy models, trimmed with Satin Bands and Braid. Skirts handsomely trimmed to match coats. An unusually attractive value at $28.50 MISSES' SUITS MISSES' SUITS And small Women's Suits of Worsted and Cheviots, In long lmlf nttlng coat models; some with tail ored buttons, others with Inlaid vel vet collars and cuffs. Gored Skirts with w'lde folds $15 and $20 EMPIRE BROADCLOTH COATS Empire Broadcloth Coats for street wear, scml-flttlng, with large revers and lined throughout with guaran teed satin. Specially priced at $25.00, $35.00 and $45.00 EMPIRE BROADCLOTH COATS Of fine quality Broadcloth, lined throughout with Skinner Satin. Very smart, classy garments. Satin collars, trimmed with satin, buttons ami ripings $20 and $25 STREET AND AUTO COATS In half-fitted Scotch Mixtures, some with coat or mandarin sleeves, with neat llttlo touches of tailors' art about, the collar, sleeves and pock- Of Cheviots and Worsteds, fitted French backs, two deep vents, but- toned tnrougn rronts. liuaranteed i rt. i ilc prices are satin linings. Tlnln tailored skirt.!,' ftn aa ariA 0R aa EVENING WRAPS An extensive collection of superior quality Broadcloth and Satin Wraps In Blue, White, Cream and fircen. Daintily decornted with braid and lined with guaranteed satin. $20.00, $30.00 and $40.00 LADIES' SKIRTS Separate skirts In dress or walk ing styles. This Is whero we excel. There is no assortment of Indies' " skirts this side or the other side of Xrw York that we take our hats olT to. It Is a stock of which we are Justly proud. Over 500 different skirts In fancy Scotch Mixtures, stripes, checks and plaids; Panamas In Black, nine, Brown and Green; Cheviots and Broadcloths In Black, Navy, Brown, Green and Bed; Do mestic and Imported Voiles, ChlfTon Panama and Taffetas In Black, made skeleton or over silk drops, Anything from the $2.03 Scotch Mixture Walking Skirt to the $10 00 loce-trlmmed Voile. SPI'.CIM, 100 Panama Walking Skirts In Block, Xnvy, Brown mid Green, fine cluster plaits from hip. Special at $1.03. These are $0,00 garments, and remember, our spe cial price, $1.03, Includes any. neces sary alterations to mhke the gar ment fit you perfectly. $25.00 hood. Whether they are paid hy out Hlders to say what is false, or whether their profit comes from tho circula tion of tho falsehoods Is a matter of small consequence. It Is utterly Im ponMlblo to attempt to answer all of their falHohoocK When any given falsehood is, exposed .they simply re peat it nnd circulate another. If they were mistaken In the fact, If they pox fsesscd in their make-up any hre,l of honc'sty, It would be worth while to set them right, But there Is no ques tion at, all as to any 'mistake' or 'mis understanding' on their part. They state, what they either know to he un true or could by the slightest Inquiry find out to be untrue-. - Get, It Done, and Let 'em Veil. I doubt if, they themselves remem ber their own falsehoods for more than .a very brief period; and I doubt still morn whether anybody else does, ru der these circumstance It seems hardly worth while to single, out for special mention one or two given falsehoods or en particular paper, the moral stand ard of which Is as low. as, hut no low er, than that of certain ;other papers. Of course now and then I am willing to donouncn a given, falsehood, m, for :stanco, ns regards this case of tho Indianapolis News, or the casn I have quoted of the New York Sun, simply cause It appears, that some worthy people are misled or puzzled by the dl rod shamelessncss of the untruth. But ordinarily I do not nnd cannot ' pay heed to these falsehoods. If I did, I ould not be able to do my work. My plan has been to go ahead, to do the r.rk, and ti let. these people and those like them yell; and then to trust with abiding confidence to the good sense of the American people In the assured onvlctlon that the yells will die out, tho falsehoods he forgotten and the ork remain. Dishonoring on Honorable Calling. Therefore, as far a.s I am concern ed, I would rather make no answer whatever. In the case. But 1 have much confidence In your judgment, and if ynu feel that these men ought to be exposed, why you are welcome to publish this letter. There is no higher or more honorable calling than that of the men connected with an upright, fearless and truthful news paper: no calling in which n man can render greater service to his fellow countrymen, Tho best nnd ablest edi tors and writers in the dally pre.s render a service to tho community which ran hardly he paralleled by tho service rendered by the best nnd ablest of the men In public life, or of the men In business. But the converse of this proposition Is also true. Tho most corrupt financiers, the most cor nipt politicians, are no greater men see to this country than tho newspa per men of the type I have above de scribed. Whether they belong: to yellow press or to the purchas' preen, whatever may he the, stlmulat Ing cause of their slanderous men daclty, and whatever the cloak It may wear, matters but little. In any event they represent one of the potent forci for evil In the community. "Yours very tntlv, "THKODOItE ROOSEVELT." William Dudley Foulke, "Richmond, Ind." CANAL GRAFT HOTLY DENIED (Continued from First Page.) 4 . i 4 your letter of the 29 ultimo and have read It In connection with your previ ous letters' Inclosing quotations from the Indianapolis News, a paper edited by IVIr. pelavan Smith. As Mr. Smith certainly knew that all the statements he made were false, both as to this Panama matter and as to the other trotters of which you enclose me clip pings, and Inasmuch, therefore, as the exposure of the falsity will not affect bis future (itaternents, T sm not very clear what good will result from such exposure. But Inasmuch as you evi dently earnestly desire some answer to he made, and Inasmuch (us you say that tome reputable pnople appear to believe A, . BGDKCASE tor XMASi Will be appreciated by the enfirefamily. The Co. CHAMBERLAIN Crown and Oruuge St. Corner. the falsehoods of the News and Mr. Smith, and Inasmuch as you seem to think 'that his falsehoods as regards the Panama matter are the most prom inent, I will answer them.' All Documents Open for Inspection. "The News states in one of Its issues that probably some of the documents dealing with the matter have been de stroyed. This Is false. Not one has been destroyed. It states that the la:t documents were sent over in Juno of this year, the object of this particular falsehood being, appnrenty. to con nect the matter In some way with the nomination of Mr. Taft. As a matter of fact, the last papers that we have received of any kind were sent over to us in May of 1004, and they have been accessible to every human being who cared to look at them ever since, and are accessible now. Any reputable man within or without congress, re publican or democrat, has now and always has had the opportunity to ex amine any of these documents. You quote the News as stating that 'the people have no official knowledge con cerning the Panama canal deal.' The fact Is that the people have had the most minute official knowledge; that every Important step In the trans action nnd every important document have been made public In communica tions to congress and through the dal ly press and the whole matter has been threshed over In all Its details again and again and attain, Tho News gives currency to tho charge that 'the United States bought from American citizens for $40,000,000, property that cost these citizens only $12,000,000.' The statement Is false. The United States did not pny a cent of the J 40.- 000,000 to any American citizen. The News says that there Is no doubt that the government paid $40,000,000 for the. property, and continues 'but who got the money? We are not to know. The administration and Mr. Taft do not think it right that the people should know,' Really Tills Is Ludicrous. Really this Is so ludicrous as to make one feel a little Impatient at having to answer It. The fact has been officially publlshod again and again that the government paid $40, 000,000, and that It paid this $40,000, 000 direct to the French government, getting the receipt of the liquidator appointed by the French government tu receive the same. The United States government has not the slight est knowledge as to the particular individuals anions whom the French government distributed the Bum. This was the business of the French gov ernment. The ljiere supposition that any American received from the French government a 'rake-off is too absurd to be discussed. It Is an abominable falsehood, and It is a slander, not against the ' American government but (gainst the French government. It's Scandalous; Infamous. The News continues, saying that 'the. president's brolher-ln-law is involved In the scandal, but. ho has nothing to say.' Tho president's brother-in-law was Involved In no scandal. .Mr. Dela vhii .Smith ii nd the other people who repented this falsehood lied about tho president's brother-in-law; but why the fact, that Mr. Sinllh lied should be held to Involve Mr. Robinson In a 'scandal' is difficult to undersland. The scandal affects no one hut Mr .Smith; and his conduct bus been not merely scan dalous, hut. infamous. Mr. Robinson kind, sort or description at any time or under any circumstances with the Panuma matter. Neither did Mr. Charles Taft. The News says that Mr. Taft was a member of the 'syndicate.' So far os I know there w(is no syndi cate; there certainly was no syndicate in the Untied States that, to my knowl edge, had any dealings with the gov envnent directly or Indirectly; and In as much n there was no syndicate Mr Taft naturally could not belong to it The News demands that Mr. Taft ap- peal to the evidence by which It means what it calls 'the records' that is the mass of papers which are stored in the war department, save such as because of their technical character and their usefulness In - the current work of tho canal, It has been found advisable to send to the Isthmus. All of these documents thai possessed any Importance as Illustrating any feature of the transaction have already ben made public. Reputable Man Con Sec Paper. There remains a great mass of docu moil t of little or no Importance which the administration is willing to liuv published, but which, because of their mass and polntles.sness, nobody has ever eared to publish. Any reputable man can have full access to those docu mcnts. If ott or Mr. Swift or Mr Booth Tarkington or Mr. -George Ado In short, if any reputahle man will come on here, ho shall have free ae cess to the documents nnd can look over everything for himself. Congress can have them all printed If It wishes but no congressman has ever so far In tlmated nny desire that this should he done; 1 suppose because to print such a mass of documents would be a great expense, and moreover, nn entirely use less expense, unless, which Is not the case, there was some object in printing them. knock-. Mr. Dole win Smith. "Now, my dear Foulke, 1 have an swered In detail your questions aiel tho statements of the News. Von ir quite welcome to print my answer but I must frankly add that I don't rhlnk any good will come from so do Ing. Mr. Iielavan Smllh Is a eonspK nous offender against the laws c honesty and truthfulness, but lie dm not stand alone, lie occupies, for In stance, the same evil eminence with such men iu Mr. Ijiffan of the New York Sun, editorials of whose papi you or others have from time to time called to my attention, just as you have called to my attention these oil 1 torlals of the Indianapolis News. I never seen Mil editorial In any one of these or similar papers unless for some reason It Is sent to me by you or by .some one else; and of the editor liils thus sent me there Is hardly one which does not contain soino wilful and deliberate perversion of th truth. For example, I have Just mada public a statement: concerning a tls .sue of utterly false statements w appeared In Mr. Lallan's paper, tl Sun, entitled "Konseveli, and prairie oil." cv York Sun ITiiycd. "The fact is that, these particular newspapers habitually and continual ly, and os a malter of business, prac tice every form of mendacity known to inn ii. irom the suppression or the truth, and the (suggestion of tile falsi', to the lie direct. T.iose who write, or procure oilier to write these articles are engaged In the practice of men dacity for hire; and surely there can T THE DRUG COUNTER: Quinine rills, 2 gr 100s 18c Seldlitz rowders, full weight box, lOo Rhinitis Tablets, 100s. . ,25c Cascara Sagrada Tablets, 6 gr., 100a 25o At the Toilet Goods Counter : Peroxido Cream, jar 25c Peroxide Soap,' cake 25o Cold Cream, lb can .BOo Cold Cream, 1-2-lb can.; SOe T THE CANDY COUNTER: Russell's Old-Fashioned Choc olates, lb 20c Russell's Assorted Wrappod Caramels, lb...,. 10o AT THE CIGAR COUNTER: 1810 PerfectoB, 10c, value, 5c THE SUN'S COMPLIMENTS Gillespie's Drug Store I'lione 003-4. 714 CHAPEL STflEET. (inert Delivered. WARMTH HELPS TROLLEY Continued Cold 'VVuuliI Have Meant Ice Storm Fight. "Halo or snow and warmer," was a weather prediction that meant much to the trolley company In this city hist night for had not that warmer been tacked on and carried out to tho letter the company would have been up against Its first hard problem of tho winter In keeping service open. For the time the storm came was Just when tho trolley ears were being run Into the barns and If tho cold temperature had stayed with us the Ice, which at first started to form on wires ana tracks, would have continued without cars to cut it until extras were sent out and a real Ice. storm would have been up for fight. Ilut with tho advent of the rain there came the change In the tern perature which gave tho Ice little chance to form and In short order It was as "harmless as a summer rain. Tho trolley company was thus saved much trouble in keeping Its service In order for to-dny. SILK STOCKINGS For Christmas Presents There is a fascination about Silk Stockings that is hard to resist, and a more appreciative present would be difficult to find. We are able to furnish the fine grades that wear, in the various colors, at a value-received price. WOMEN'S. Blue, Pink, Red, Violet, Navy, Gray, London Smoke, Tan and White $2.00 Black $1.60, $1.75, $2.00, $2.25 Silk Embroidered $2.50 and $3.25 MEN'S. Tan, Gray, Burgundy and Black $1.50 and $2.00 Black Silk, Lisle Foot. $1.50 ONLY GOOD SHOES AND STOCKINGS Mil. MTKR IlKTTEn. Jerome P. Lucke, literary editor of the Journal-Courier, Is recovering from an Illness that has confined him to his home for three weeks. 4) to i r (ft (ft (ft (ft (ft (ft (ft I Many Choice Gifts. of t luiprlned at Necessity for Calling President 1'npleasant Things. New York, I'ee. 8. Mr. LnfTnn re plies to tlie president's letter as fnl lows: Th editor of the Run presents his compliments to Mr. Roosevelt, and se knowledges his active sensibility In re sped ot the attention whleli Mr. Roose velt has been pood enough to pay him In his letter to tho Hon. William Imd ley I'oulke of Indians. . Notwithstanding; the dlreelnes his challenge the editor of the Sun de clliieu a eonl roversy with Mr. ftoone velt. He Is by no means Indifferent t the Implied compliment discernible In Mr. ltooHnett's tirade, toil Mr. Moose velt bns shown In Ills frequent colli slons with vsrloiis persons of itlstln Hon Unit ho has nil fixerwhelrhluK ad vantage over nny respectable aiilRKon- IM In his, Mr. Roosevelt's, complete freedom from any sense of personal obligation In respect ot the truth. The editor of the Hun Is fully alive to Hie extremity of (he Inconvenience which attaches to a personal controversy with a man who bus shown himself capable of suppression and perversion of Indi vidual correspondence, sn net which In ordinary life would, In the cognizance of nny club or association of self respecting gentlemen, entnll his prompt expulsion. "In shvIiir these thliiRS we ennnot disguise our cluiKi'ln and humiliation thai tho person who Is addressed Is also the president of the I'nlted States. "It Is curious that Mr. KonlUe Is a preferred repository of Ihese contl denccs of Ihe president. It was to htm Hint Mr. Roosevelt wrote his meniora hie letter denying that he was iisIuk the federal patronage to aid Mr. Tuft's can didacy, a letter which at once took tls place among the most valued Incun abula of veracity." '! to to (ft (r (ft Many choice Xmas gifts on view. Panel mirrors wi,th hand- carved frames. n li limn m up! 842 and 846 Chapel Street. Eward's prints fram ed artistically; water colors, and a few oils. Many other small- framed pictures that are attractive. Old Time Wall Papers A collection of valuable re productions of these olden-time wall papers. Come in and see them. Merrels, Cross 6 Beardsley, CONTRACTING DECORATORS, 'Phone 839. ' ' 90-92 Orange Street. I Modern Decorating Calls for original and Individual treatment. Don't he sat isfied with Ihe commonplace, when yon can have jour dco orating done In a mnnner expressive of your own Ideas decorating different from your neighbors, unique and artis tic, and at practically tho same cost. We'd be pleased to have you consult us. MONROE BROS., 353 Grown St. Telephone 2761. M-'m'H't''M-4W The Curtis Studio 1 0flO Chapel Street. WHERE "NEWS" GOT IT iiud not the slightest connection of any I be no lower form of gaining it llvell- Ielcan Smith Says Scandal Story Was from New York Taper. Cleveland, O.. Mr. Tielevan Smllh left. Chicago at 2:30 o'clock to-day for New York. ' He was shown a copy of the letter of President Roosevelt while on the .train, and made Hie following reply:-. "The president's comments on the Panama editorial are. based on state ments made by n prominent New Vork paper, not the New York Sun, which tho Indianapolis News printed at the same tune, with many other paper., plvlng full credit to the source from which they obtained It. 'In making the editorial comment to which the presi dent takes exception, -Hie editor of the News credited .its information to the New York paper making the charge, and' distinctly disclaimed any responsi bility for lis accuracy. This editorial was published III the ordinary t course ol' tee dully routine of tho editorial de partment at n time when I, was abseuv from Indianapolis, nnd, therefore, could not have been Inspired hy any personal motive. (Hiring Hie campaign Informa tion reached me that Air. Poulke had In his possession a teller of Ihe nature of Ihe one now made public and I was further Informed that II was left by Ihe pishlcn! to .Mr. Koulke's Judgi'ient wlu'llier the letter should be used In the c a ihpaljjn," Personal Attention to All Tastes. 838 Chapol St., over Phelps' Studio. SlU X.rll!Bf J I '1 a fcCrs-- - "J- '"o'ni--i''V - - -mw - ... HOIYIE WORK eta High Grale Photusraphic Portraits New Studio, Conveniently Arranged, Reasonable Prices. Tel. 1337-4. 1 101 CHAPEL STREET. Between York and Hlsh Streets. Developing and Printing We use the Kodak Tank System of development tor hoth plutes and aims, which produces a higher percentage of Hood lieKuUves than any other method. 'allures in developmoiit do not occur because a iresti solution or tested tem perature and strength is used for each mil of lllin or set of u bites. 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