The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, August 31, 1899, Image 6

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    THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
BURDEN OF TRUSTS.
ADDITIONAL LOAD ON THE BACKS OF
THE CONSUMERS.
Tke Truata Have laereaaeo' the Coat
I Utimm 15 Par Cant Geerl Rlaa
la Prices of tha Keeeassurlea Con
trolled br Monopollea.
The cost of the necessaries of life are
today on an average 15 per cent higher
than they were a year ago. The wage
earner who supported his family on
$1,000 daring lost year must now pay
$1, 150 for precisely the same necessaries
and comforts. f
' Crops are plentiful The supply of
raw material of all kinds was never
larger. M The amount c manufactured
products is in excess of that in any
previous years, Without unnatural
manipulation these conditions would
cause a decrease in prices instead of an
increase. .
Trusts have forced the increase upon
the people. ,' ,
The prices are going np, and the 10
per cent increase which the heads of
families mnst pay for necessaries goes
directly to moke dividends for largely
overcapitalized combinations. It Ls
claimed that since the trust era there
has been a general increase in the pay
if the wage earner of 10 per cent Thus
the worker earns 10 per cent more, but
pays 18 more to live. ; ; "
Retail butchers have advanced the
price of meat 2 or 8 cents a pound,
forced to this by the greed of two trusts.
. Of course the formation pf an ice
trust has something to do with the ac
tion of the butchers, for they expect to
have to pay more for Ice, but the main
squeeze comes from Jhe beef combine in
Chicago. , ,
Louis Wagner, president of the Re
tail Butchers' association, said: "Chi
cago beef sells today for 2 cents a pound
less in England than in this city. The
beef trust controls the New York mar
ket Its agents say cattle cost more and
that beef ni"st be higher. " 1
An attempt is also being mado to
form a cattle trust, and if this is ac
complished meat will go higher yet
On March 20 last the National Salt
company was incorporated nnder.the
beneficent trust laws of New Jersey.
This company controls 90 per cent of
the salt plants of this state and Michi
gan. ... T ;
Before the formation of the trust the
price of fine salt per barrel of 820
pounds was 85 cents. A few days after
the organization of the trust an increase
in price Was made of 83 per cent Since
then there have been several additional
increases, and today the price of a bar
rel of table salt is $1.5a ; : - i i j
Those to whom the incroase' means
something are the farmers, who pur-
atstaaua AfinnrjflAai r9 4Vt a nnn ran mn A fxm
of salt for their cattle; also the meat
packers. The latter are not much wor
ried, as they have a trust The farmers
and housewives haven't '
. Since the formation of the national
carpet trust there has been a gradual
increase in prices until now the pur
chaser pays 20 per cent more than he
did formerly.
Eighty per cent of the carpet mills in
the eastern and middle states are con
trolled by the combination. Outside of
these states the carpet making industry
is very email and the trust has the
business of the wholo country fairly
within its grasp, particularly as it oper
ates in harmony with the wool trust
and kindred combinations.
There has been an increase in price
of raw materials used by carpet mak
ers, duo to combinations of the concerns
controlling the materials, but this in
crease is only a fraction of that charged
by the carpet trust
Furthermore, recent improvements in
the machinery used in carpet making
more than offset the Increase in the
price of raw materials, but the pur
chaser nevertheless pays 20 per cent
more than he did for the same class of
goods.
The average head of a family has paid
perhaps little attention to the forma
tion of such industrial combinations
as the wire and wire nail trust, the
chemical trust the lumber trust and
the iron and steel trusts, thinking that
they do not affect him.
Yet he pays indirectly a share of the
increased price which each of these
combinations has made upon the com
modity it controls.
For instance, the large dry goods or
department store at which his wife
buys a few yards of cloth is forced to
charge her a trifle more because of the
operations of the trusts above named.
It seems a wide and disconnected stretch
between the yards of cloth purchased
and the iron, steel, nail, wire, lumber
and chemical trusts, but nevertheless
they all operate to aend up the price.
Ia the first place, the chemical trust
has increased the prices of the dyestufls
used in coloring the cloth.
The lumber trust has added its mite
to the price of the pine boards out of
which the packing case in which the
cloth ia shipped ia constructed.
. The wire nail trust haa added some
thing to the cost of the nails with
which the boards are fastened together.
The nail trust makes this increase part
ly for its own profit and partly to cover
the increase charged by the steel trust
for the raw material.
The iron bands which are nailed
aretindthe packing case to strengthen
it cost a trifle more than they formerly
did because of the Increased price for
the raw material charged by the Iron
trust ' ...
Ia addition to these the operations of
the wool or cotton mill trust have con
tributed their share toward raising
pricea
There are 800 trusts in existence in
the country, and almost in every in
stance it could be shown that in some
way the average consumer helps to
swell the profits of all
The print cloth market is three-quarters
of a cent higher per yard this year
than last Practically all the mills of
the New Eagland states are controlled
by a trust, but this increase is not due
entirely to the operations of that par
ticular combine.
The same causes which contributed
to an increase of the price of cloth also
affected the prints. Cotton, however, is
slightly higher than last year. An effort
was made early this year by leading
cotton dealers to form a cotton trust
with the co-operation of the large south
ern plantation owners. The growers,
however, could not be controlled in the
matter of acreage, except in a minority
Of cases, and absolute control of the
raw material is yet to be effected.
The ramifying trusts interested in
the print cloth industry, however, in
connection with the trust most imme
diately concerned, have caused the prices
to en un. '
Nearly every article handled by a
hardware etcre is the product of a trust
and the stock of a large establishment
represents perhaps 20 different indus
trial combinations.
A majority of these trusts are depend
ent for their raw material upon the
iron vsteel, copper and brass trusts, and
as each of the latter has increased its
prices heavily within the past eight or
ten months, the manufacturing trusts,
following in the wake of the others,
have also made an increase.
Retailers, when forced to pay more
to the manufacturer or producer, in
variably make additional provision for
themselves when fixing a new scale of
prices. The result is that for various
articles of hardware the purchaser is
paying anywhere from 10 to 100 per
cent more than 12 months ago.
For stoves and kitchen utensils gen
erally the increase varies between 80
and 00 per cent, but for different tools
controlled by individual trusts the in
crease is much higher. The average in
crease to the consumer 1b in the neigh
borhood of 40 per cent
Since the organization of the Amal
gamated Copper company in April last
with a capital of $75,000,000 and the
possibility of an ultimate increase to
$400,000,000 the price of copper has
been raised repeatedly. '
Copper today is so costly through the
operations of the trust that various
concerns have found it profitable to buy
and import Chinese copper coins and
use them for manufacturing purposes.
They can obtain the raw material in
this way cheaper than by dealing with
the trust This explains why the house
wife when purchasing copper kitchen
utensils has to pay 70 and 80 per cent
more than she did six months ago
The coal trust is one of the few mo
nopolies whose owners have failed to
declare .that such combinations were
for the public good.
The trust practically owns the whole
of the anthracite coal region and fixes
the price at whatever it sees fit Two
months ago it ordered an increase of 25
cents a ton, and later at Pittsburg an
additional advance was announced of 0
cents a ton on nut and lump coal and
of from 0 to 15 cents on slack.
This last advance was due, it was de
clared, to the rapid rise in the iron and
steel markets within the last few weeks
Using this as a reason for further ad
vances, the consumers during the com
ing winter wilf have to pay to the coal
barons 50 cents more a ton than they
did last year. New York World.
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A National Express.
It is promised that within 60 days
from now we actually shall have a gov
ernment express on a small scale at
least By that time New Yorkers will
be able to register valuable packages at
their homes and have them forwarded
by the national government to any city
and town within the limits of the Union
that possesses a system of carriers.
We ought indeed at once to have the
whole express business of the country
run by the national government that
is, our postofnee department should be
so extended as to carry parcels of every
kind to every part of the Union.
Great Britain has preceded us and
become a pattern to us in this as in
some other matters by her parcel poet
act of ,1883. which has proved just as
successful as her postal telegraph.
Mr. Wanamaker, as postmaster gen
eral, in his report of 1891 strongly rec
ommended such a national express.
arguing that the national post goes to
thousands of localities where no private
express company consents to go.
The principal advantage of such an
extension of the government's activity
would be by no means the saving in
money. A far greater benefit would be
tho fact that, like a national telegraph,
such a national express system would ,
tend to ntnfy our people, would bind
them together.
And what is the obstacle T There is
only one, but a very great one, also
stated by Wanamaker. It consists of
our four private express companies.
Think of where we should be with
out our national postoflice. It would
cost New Yorkers 60 cents perhaps to
aend a letter to California.
- The government express promised us
Is an example of most beneficent ex- '
pansion an expansion of usefulness oa
the part of the servant of the people.
New York Journal
The Lay off ea Aaelaat Spark.
He knelt la front ot tha furnace,
In the morning sold anl irar,
And woalrrd with growlnc terror
If tha Are would bum that day.
He knelt and ha blow upon It
TU1 hit back tresr limp and lame.
And he telle hie friends of the aoreow
That eomes from an old, old Rama.
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COMPETITION' IS WAR.
Tha Road to Peace la Through Pah
lie Ownerahlp of PnU Vtllltlea.
Mayor Jones of Toledo, in a speech
delivered recently at Cleveland, said:
"The boycott is a cruel and unjust
weapon in many ways. It ls war, and
I don't believe In war nor competition,
both being synononious.
'"If there Is a degree of patriotism
developed that people say, 'We won't
ride on cars that are operated by men
subjected to inhuman treatment,' it Is
a hopeful sign for the growth of the
sew patriotism patriotism that refuses
comforts purchased at the price' of
the wretchedness of their fellow men.
"We are In an epidemic of labor
troubles. ; Strikes, lockouts and boy
cotts, affecting widely separated por
tions of our country and as widely
diversified industrial Interests, disturb
the land. The situation may be fitly
characterized as one of industrial civil
war : v,a
"1 am not here with a plan for set
tling the difficulty at Cleveland alone.
It ls not my province nor any part of
my purpose to propose a local remedy
for a national I might say interna
tionaldisease. I am here to urge, to
plead for, to propose a remedy that Is
a sovereign and final remedy, not only
for street railway strikes, but for all
kinds of difficulties with labor In every
sort of public utility. ',;
"There Is such a remedy, and only
one. That remedy may pe found In
absolute municipal ownership, opera
tion and control. You may rely upon
it, no matter how the present difficulty
may be adjusted In Cleveland, the peo
ple of Cleveland cannot avoid or evade
this fundamental truth. M
"To my mind the cause of the pres
ent disturbed state of society Is not
hard to locate. We are in what ls call
ed an era of Industrial prosperity. Liv
ing in the social state known as com
petition, it is natural that eacbjmem
ber of society should strive to get a
la,rger share of the things that Is called
wealth. The inevitable result, then, Is
that every member of society demands
for himself a larger share. '
"A shorter name for competition Is
war, and our everyday life as business
men, as workingmen, as employers
and employed, Is a denial of brother
hood. , , . ''
"We are living, as It were, over a
mine charged with dynamite that Is
liable to be exploded at any moment.
And this condition Is not likely to con
tinue, but It Is certain to grow worse
so long as men live In a social state
that is a constant denial of the funda
mental principle that must be admit
ted before the first step necessary to
a peaceful state can be accomplished."
"Men are brothers, not competitors.
Competition and war may do as a sys
tem for wild beasts, but God Almighty
never Intended it as a social system
for those whom he created In his own
Image. v- "
"The only way to bring about this
condition of affairs is to resort to mu
nicipal ownership.". '
The Misery of tfcebUIMoMlre.
Although there are many who doubt
bis sincerity, I believe after three years
of Intimate acquaintance with Mayor
Jones that the rapidity with which his
wealth increases and his inability to
use it for the real benefit of either him
self or mankind are a constant and deep
distress to him. He said to me one
day: "My bookkeeper has explained
the1 difficulty. A friend of mine has one
reply to make to me whenever I men
tion the injustice in the system that
gives me a fortune when others who ,
are willing to work have nothing. 'If j
you don't want your money,' he says,
why don't you give It away? He was
In my "office today when I opened a
letter from Mr. Nelson. Nelson wrote,
among other things, that the conviction
was rapidly growing among men of
large fortunes that it was not so de
sirable to have more than your neigh
bors and that the real joy in effort.
after all, comes not in what you get, 1
but in what you accomplish and the
respect accorded you by your fellows.
I read this to my friend, and he said.
If be don't want his money, why don't
he give it away? I was dumb, as usual,
after this very sensible remark, but
my bookkeeper said dryly, 'He don't
give It away, because If he did, Hanna
would get it' Now, that Is the real
reason why a man who don't believe In
accumulating private fortunes Is
obliged to remain a millionaire in case
be gets the million. If be were to give
It away while the system. under which
he ls able to secure It remains in opera
tion, it will only eventually go to some
other Individual who is a little shrewd
er than his fellows." Alnslee's Maga
sine. Haw York Street Railwara.
The gross receipts of the street rail
ways of New York city hut year were
$15,000,000, but the amount paid the
city in taxes and In all other ways
was only 2 per cent of the amount
The actual profits represent 20 or 30
per cent on the real cost of construc
tion. These enormous profits are hid
den by most liberal watering of stock.'
An instance will illustrate the extent
to which this Is carried. When tha
consolidation of tha street, railway,
lines was effected In 106-6, the cap
italisation. Including that of leased
lines represented by rentals paid, was
Increased to $51,000,000, while the
track operated had Increased to only
171 miles, representing a capitalisation
of $300,000 per mile. Since 1885 the
capitalization has been Increased to
more than $05,000,000, tha amount per
mile remaining the same. Although
the average cost of constructing a line
of street railway with double tracks
Is but $10,000 per mile, and $30,000
would be a liberal allowance to cover
all expenses, Including rolling stock,
power plant, etc., the company pays
handsome dividends at the rate ot
$300,000 per mile. The net profits
during 18054 were tt.KJ8.397.-New
York Verdict
' OLD 229
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Took World' Fair Price Six Tears Afo,
' Bat To-day la a "Baa Been." .
Poor old 229 steamed slowly into her
local side track drawing a conglom
eration of freight cars which constitute
the "local freight" which runs between
Cincinnati and Seymour, Ind. , The old
locomotive looked worn and rusty, and
also appeared very , much dissatisfied
with her task. She lacked - the ; old
time pride and bluster which marked
her first days on the road,, when the
pulled the CL Louis flyer, and, upon
entering a way station, would puff and
steam, while the denizens of the sur
rounding country stood and marveled
at the "critter" with their eyes and
mouths open. Old 229 is no longer the
object of the amazed country boy's
gaze, nor is she the pride of the road.
as her days are post, and she ls now
compelled to take a back seat and join
the ranks of the "has beens," says Cin
cinnati Enquirer. Other locomotives
of more modern design now pass her
by without' noticing tho old mass of
iron, and the fickle country folk come
for miles to the stations and crossings,
and marvel as they did 'hen old 229
was in the j mlth of her fame. The
old engine l?ys In a side switch, giv
ing the new one the right of way, and
Is unnotlcM and forgotten. Each year
the various railroad companies, in or
der to keep abreast of the times, are
compelled to purchase new locomo
tives, as great improvements are being
made every day. . Aa the new ones
come on the engines hitherto In use
are compelled to be reduced in the
ranks according to their age, and the
last use an engine Is put to before be
ing sold for old iron Is on the "lo :al
freight." It is a well-known fact In
railway circles that the worst rolling
stock' will always be found on this
run. . ' . ; - ... ... ,-, .
Poor old 229 Is . a sample of the
triumph and advancement of Ameri
can mechanism, as she is now hanging
on the last edge before being deserted.
When alongplde one of the new crack
engines oi the road she Is a sight, but
yet just six years ago as a sample of
the Baldwin locomotive works this en
gine took the prize at the Chicago
world's fair. This engine was one of
a trio that were sent there by that
works, and were afterward purchased
by a road running out of this city, and
when first placed on the tracks she
created somewhat of a furor.. Old 229,
her days are past, and she is now re
duced and disgraced! Even her whit
tle lacks the bragging spirit it once
possessed, and the old - "Iron horse,''
downcast and depressed, sees others
who have followed in her wake whose
fate will be the same as her own in a
few years to come. ,
WatllngVs Island.
Chicago ' Record: Investigations
that were made at the time of the
world's fair settled the long contro
versy about the landfall of Columbus
to the satisfaction of nearly aH geog
raphers. Rudolph Cronau, a German
scientist; Fred A. Ober, an American,
and the superintendent of the light
house service in the Bahamas, a Brit
ish naval officer, whose name I have
forgotten, made thorough explorations
with the logbook of Columbus as their
guide. They visited all the other is
lands In the neighborhood, but none
corresponded in any way with the de
scriptions given by the admiral, while
Watling's seemed to fit exactly even
the coral reefs and the lagoons that
gave him so much difficulty. The light
that Columbus saw the night before
the discovery Was undoubtedly a torch
in the hands of some faithful flsherwlfe
held up to guide her husband home,
and Albert Biersstadt spent several
weeks at Watling's painting a picture
to commemorate the Columbian anni
versary and to give that worthy woman
an appropriate place In history. The
members of the board of lady managers
from New York state adopted her and
her torch as a design for their seal.
Monastery Llqaor. ;
The Income from liquors manufac
tured at the monastery of the Grande
Chartreuse has Increased enormously
during the last forty years, and profits
now amount to about $750,000 per an
num. The seeming anomaly of a re
ligious order being engaged in the
manufacture of a beverage has given
rise to some criticism, and the monks
for .some time have been willing to
sell out, but no way has yet been
found to satisfy conditions they deem
indispensable. The rule of the mon
astery and the vows of the monks for
bid their appropriating for their own
benefit any of the revenue from the
liquor, so It ls devoted. In equal parts,
to three objects to "Peter's pence," to
the maintenance of an hospital, and
to the relief of the poor. The monks
are not willing to part with their rights
unless due provision ls made for the
first and last of these objects. These
monks, however, are not now the only
manufacturers of chartreuse, as one of
the Inmates left the monastery some
time ago and Is now said to be making
the liquor after the approved formula.
Mas a. Cairo's Tomb.
Mme. Emma Calve, the singer, has
ordered M. Dents Puech, the sculptor,
to design her tomb. She has 'no imme
diate intention of dying; will probably,
In fact, sing "Carmen" many times
more. But she wishes to see her tomb
before she has need ot it Also she is
net without hope that "M. Puech's de
sign may prove fine enough to be ex
hibited at the Paris World's Fair. That
explains, does It not?
, Hons la Rlnalas
Put a teaspoonful of borax In your
rinsisc water. It will whiten thai
clothes, and also remove the yellow
cast on garments that have been laid
aside for two or three years.
The Would' Heathen.
The heathen still outnumber sil the
various religious bodies put together.
According to the latest statlstlcs.there
are ia the world 143,000,000 Protest
ants, 98,000,000 followers of the Greek
church, 230,000,000 Roman Catholics,
and 176,000,000 Mohammedans. As the
population of the world la estlsiitcd at
1,500,000,000, and adding to the adher
ents of the four great religions of the
world other 53,000,000 for the thousand
and one beliefs with comparatively few
followers, there are left 800,000,000
people who worship strange gods or
practice curious rites in lieu of religion,
and who come within the definition of
the "heathen,", for whose conversion
large sums are collected year after year
amongst the churches throughout the
civilized world.
The Sun's Carbon Shell.
It has often been suggested that the
brilliance of the sun's disk is due to in
candescent particles, of carbon, and
within a few years past the presence of
carbon in the sun has been demonstrat
ed by the spectroscope. Lately Prof.
Hale, the .director of the Yerkes ob
servatory, has shown Unit there ls a
thin layer of carbon in tLs lower part
of the sun's atmosphere. It surrounds
the solar globe like a luminous shell,
and, under normal conditions, Is prob
ably, not more than 500 miles above the
sun's surface. But when an eruption1
takes place, from beneath, the carbon
layer, like airthe other constituents
of the solar atmosphere, is broken up
and locally dispersed by the tremen
dous agitation.
Largest American Flag's.
George Main of this city In 1855 or
'56 made the biggest specimen of the
Stars and SL .pes ever manufactured,
which was flung to the breeze at a
reception to President Franklin Pierce.
The democrats of Concord were bound
to "beat , the record,' and hired Mr.
Main to make for them a flag 120 feet
long by 90 feet wide, containing 1,200
yards of bunting. It was hung across
Main street, between the state house
yard and a building on whose site the
New Hampshire savings bank block
now stands. Mr. Main made $5,000
worth of flags for the Plfire and Bu
chanan campaigns. Concord Patriot :
" Monkeys Esci, t,
, Two monkeys . have escaped from
their cage in the garden of the Bull
and Bush hotel, Hampstead, England,
and nave been exploring, not only the
heath near Golder's Hlll.but have also
enjoyed themselves In the well-kept
grounds of houses adjoining the heath.
One of-the animals, "Joey," got Into
trouble last August, when he and three
companions went out on a similar ex
pedition. His companions were killed
and "Joey" was wounded and captured.
On being taken back to his cage his
owner bought another monkey to keep
him company, and It is t Is new com
panion "Joey" has now led astray.
Highest Bolldlnfs In tha ifSrld.
The ten highest structures in the
world are in order as follows: The Eif
fel tower, Parle, 984 feet; Washington
monument, Washington, D. C, 555 feet;
the city building, Philadelphia, 535 feet
high; the cathedral of Cologne, . Ger
many, 611 feet: the cathedral of Straas
burg, Germany, 466 feet; the chimney
of St. Rollox chemical wors, Glasgow,
455 feet; St Martin's church,. Land
shut, Germany, 454 feet; St. Stephen's
church, Vienna, 453 feet; the great py
ramid of Egypt, 450 feet', and St. Pe
ter's church, Rome, 448 feet.
Blue Roses Brew Wild.
An account of the blue rose has been
given by the German gardeners In
Slavonla, Chwoika and Bitz, who are
cultivating it. Reports came of blue
roses that grew wild in Servia, and a
specimen was sent to them two years
ago with violt blue flowers. They have
been experimenting to see whether the
color is retained under cultivation or
whether It ls due to the soil of the
moors where It Is found. If the roses
retain their blue, the plants will be for
sale in 1901. New York Sun. ':
A Bare Coffee Test.
There is no drink more delicious
than a cup of coffee when the beverage
ls made from the beet seed. To test
coffee put a spoonful gently on- the top
of a glass of water, r If the coffee Is
pure It will not sink for some minutes
and will scarcely color f- water; but
If chicory is mixed with it will sink
to the bottom immediaty, rapidly ab
sorbing the water and also giving It a
dark-reddisb tinge.
A Wonderful natural Bridge.
Down on Pine creek, near Camp
Verde. Ariz., is a natural bridge that is
probably greater than any other In the
world. It is nearly five times the size
of the natural bridge of Virginia, and
has a span of more than 500 feet across
Pine creek, -which Is dry 200 days in
the year. The height of the bridge is
about eighty feet, and it ls about 600
feet wide.
Carrier Pigeons Armed.
In China carrier pigeons are pro
tected from birds of prey by apparatus
consisting of bamboo tubes fastened to
the birds' bodies. As the pigeon flies
the action of the air passing through
the tubes produces a shrill whistling
sound, which keeps the birds of prey
at a distance.
j Preferred Wat
One sensible man In Wlnterport.Me..
who has wanted city water put In his
house, but felt that his Income was
hardly equal to It this year concluded
to drop the use of tobacco, after thirty
years' use of the weed, and put In the
water.
Aug. 3. '8oq I
T. A. CAROTHERSv
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Catalogue and Prices.
Good standard new Organ
$45 and up. v
ARTHUR BETZ, 212 So. 1 1 IS Si
Lincoln. Nebraska.
Annual Encampment G. A. B. at
Philadelphia Low Bates
Stop-Overs.'
Here is a popular excursion for you I
the Northwestern Line. Pretty nearly
everything yon want '8 granted.
r or tue rounu lrlp same roam going '
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and returning, continuous passage,
52.85; going and returning same route
with one stop-over in each direction east
of Buffalo, Niagara Falls or Pittsburg,
f 34.05; going one way and returning , .
another, with one stop-over as above,
f 36.05. Tickets will be sold September
1, 2, and 3. Extreme limit September
30. For other information please call
at city ticket office, 117 So. 10th St,
Lincoln, Neb.
Cryptic Masons at Pike's Peak.
On the occasion of the above meeting,
Aug. 7 to 12. the Denver & Rie Grande
railroad will make a rate of one fare for
the round trip from Denver, Colorado
Springs, and Pueblo to all points in
Colorado and to Salt Lake City. This
will be an excellent opportunity lor an
outing in the Rockies. For particulars
call on agents or write S. K. Hooper, O.
P. & T. A., Denver, Colo.
The Fertile
Lands of Colorado"
. is the title of an
illustrated book
issued by the
Denver and Rfo'Grande
Railroad.
Descriptive of the vast
area of agricultural, Hor
ticultural, and Grating
lands in Colorado & New
Mexico, and which also
contains full information
as to live stock interests,
the sugar beet industry,
farming by irrigation, and
the opening of the Ute
Indian reservation, which
will be mailed free by ad
dressing . i
S. K. HOOPER,
CMT.A,. Deiver. Colo.
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