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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 14, 1906)
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The mining town of Clifton, Arizona,
two thousand population, was swept
by a flood December 4. Hundreds of
people fled to the mountains and
eighteen lives were lost.
Eighteen people were injured on the
Monon road, two miles north of Frank
fort, Indiana. No lives were lost.
In the trial of Cornelius P. Shea
and his fellow labor leaders before
Judge Ball at Chicago, Joseph Schultz
and Albert Young turned states evi
dence. Schultz testified that Shea had
told him to break the legs and arms
of the strike breakers; also that
Schultz ordered the pickets to throw
egffS filled With ariirT nf fho 1in,.,nn
which were driven by non-union men.
Service has been obtained upon
John D. Rockefeller in the government
Suit against the Standard Oil company
recently filed at St; Louis.
v It is announced that Mayor Dunne
of Chicago is a candidate for re-nomination
and that ex-Mayor Carter H
Harrison is also a candidate. ''! -
missed by the president, at,a big meet
ing of colored people at St. Mark's
Episcopal church tonight. There were
speeches by several colored clergymen
and Former Congressman George H.
White of North Carolina, colored, told
the audience it was time for action,
and that he would ask 500,000 of the
10,000,000 negro men and women In
this country to give a dollar a year
each for the discharged men's defense.".
Pans cablegrams say that the pope
has instructed Catholics in France to
take their stand inthe common law
and to defend their rights against the
orders of the authorities of France,
Serious trouble is predicted.
a afii ableSram carried by the
Associated Press says "A remarkabll
scene followed the interpellation of
nuestfoTfnr .0n the Moroccan
todav hv m- ThG cbamber of dePues
or CoLf 'J1?? the socIalIst Jead
'nti? nt BonI de Castellane unex-
C? hJa?? th? tribune "
the house CouSPtIe? abrUptly left
not greativ ?Cn BonI' nowever, was
.i batly..dlsconcerted. Wwn.
cu aecKtiQ nnA i ; ""
waist-coat. ,i ,", ,iav?ndar-colored
Pockets, he adure"Sed , Vn hIs
after M. James? alrilv il ?hamer
France was conVlSStag t K "
ex-Foreign Ministe Decasse Uf
Hiaedat th3 conquest oPffiio?,
tLZ'S!? . Allows:
a? i?aea Press dPatch under
date of Salt Lake City follows: "The
federal grand jury, which is investigat
ing coal land frauds in Utah and
charges that railroad corporations
have discriminated against certain
shippers, made a partial report this
afternoon. Indintmont w ..
against the Union Facile RailS
VHxxJf cue Oregon snort Line Rail
road company, the Union Pacific Coal
company the- Utah Fuel company and
several of the highest officials repre
senting the Harriman and Gould ?or-
Sstn?hiaTTUtaJl- Th indictment
against the Harriman companies om-
aCefSTJhe UnIon PaciAc, Oregon
Short Line, the Union Pacific Coal
company, Everett Buckingham, gen
S'EES? & Oregon
r A Newport, Rhode Island, djspatch
follpw.s: "William P. Clarkthe news
boy candidate for mayor, wasVictof-
W at yterday's election., -Clark
? an?inated on a reform ticket, by
ll ?mmer colonists, who long have
cherished a grudge against the way in
which municipal affairs have been con
- ducted here, nnri thte, Lx. n.00.n
Hv,v , -',n.r v".ycai "terea ac- erai &unerint.Pnrtonf XZ A. toW"
ravoHte o, the Hch 3L2STSJ iLl "".1 S?S
ueciaed to honor him. Thev 7i& ZT.3.71?10. the in-
xmve captured other offices. The elecT-" crimTnatlon n- ,1' alleS dis
nominaliv a k?1 ,, 1V' irK was forced out of husinoaa o
rf - uvmuwai,, had. p.nf ti l, "w. "l,-c "o
nt V , l'uCB oeiow the nrices
ALondnn narr charged by other dealers in nn
"SLiJ!: . JSS . .A fraternity-Iora, nn...
nHf iMt iUi vvur m the far versity burnRfT nti "" r " UU1-
some of them studTnts.To, ESS'
A '-'RonRovnif rpi,!. m ' -,. .. A number of others wr it,4
League" w""1!," . "J"iCU'
cage,. Edward HorneTi's "n l cnS SS??-? tor has been
umir. - " " viuuLLin mr ninni
to invesHrrno v. . cv,euiuer ,
isDraLapponi, physician to the Pope,
nates in the United Statesthe peo
ple have gained nothing by the dis
solution of the merger corporation.
The same great trust and corpora
tion lawyer, now Sonntm. Trr. n
called into consultation with the offi
cial trust-busters to advise them how
to prosecute the Standard Oil trust,
and that the advice of Knox was ac
cepted, evidence is afforded by the
similarity as between the action just
begun and that fni.rwori in oo.,i.
ing the merger of the Great Northern
and Northern Pacific railroads. But
suppose the effort is successful and
the trust is convicted of restraint of
trade and the court of last resort
should decide that the corporation is
an illegal combination, would such
a decision prevent the Rockefellers
uu yueir partners irom continuing to
charge their- own price for oil and
gasoline and would any punishment
but a comparatively limited fine be
meted out to the offending corpora
tion? Rockefeller and his co-partners
would pay their share of the fine, but
still continue to plunder the oil con
sumers and tile indO.npnHonf nll'nrn.
ducers and probably pay the fine by
adding to the .price of oil and decreas
mg the price Of the crude oil they
Even the conservative New York
Evening Post contends that this re
publican plan of trust-busting is a
farce, for it says: "We retain our
belief that there Is vrv limu r.a.
squrces for present evils in mulcting
those fictitious and fabulously wealthy
personalties we call trusts. We note
that Jack the Giant Killer struck not
at the Dockets, hut n.fc th nQo f
his foes. The sins of corporations can
always be definitely located at the
head, and when we see a few high
financial heads wearing a prison suit
we shall be within hailing distance
of real reform. We may at least re
joice heartily-at the good beginning
the law has made with the Standard
Oil company. If it is not difficult to
fine its legal entity, there is probably
some way also of getting at the real
conspirators behind the charter."
But will the administration force
the fighting against the trusts and
corporations far mmiifrh tn n-of nt "Hi
real conspirators?" When Rockefel
ler or Rogers or some other trust
magnate has been convicted and sent
to jail, It will be time enough for
President Roosevelt and the republi
cans to claim they are real trust
busters. Columbus (Ohio) Press-Post.
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 43
white stripes aS tSfSd i?6
collar are unintelligible to tin blu
individual, but they havn , averagQ
niflinf Tni Lnavo a very Bie.
victories TtTCkloZTni tho
Paul O. Stensland, when sentenced
to fourteen years in the penitentiary
made this explanation:
"Your honor, I had no dishonest in.
tentions, I never did defraud any
one. I only went into real estate
speculations which did not turn out
as I wished."
mJro ???w?. th,at Mr' Stensland's
moral obliquity is equal to that of
some of our most affluent life insur
ance magnates; that he is sorry to
?SefwenJlabbed' but repentant,
and that, given a good opportunity,
be might do it again. LouisvUlo
"Tmuat say that Josh's education
has improved him," said Farmer Corn
tossel. "Did you ask him to help you on the
larm like you said you would?"
"And he consented?"
"No. But he was so polite in hia
way of refusin' that I felt real flat
tered." Washington Star.
Remarkable Appliance ' of Michigan
Man is Curing Thousands A
x Postal Brings Anyone
A MONUMENTAL FARCE
enTeufr1. St,atefs government has
entered suit against the Standard on
company and will seek to hav?lt dis
solved on the grounds tha Tit is an
illegal combination; but
The action thus far taken bears
a striking similarity to the S1fl? in
stituted against the Great Nor tLrn"
and Northern Pacific rnTwnJl0Pe2
'Joseph Smitr;frScu.roows: ?d to the belief that;0'.
man of th nnt"","1!86"8. chair- tne government nrovp0 H" . , "if"
to the southwest bv t . J" sent People will not be benefited to S!
league to investiL tLT811"01 amount of cent. Ueneflted to the
the battan l,gt he, discharge of What good result w. .
Wtated in MrZr". - ewtat upset Mr. H rH w' "e "
-vet,hintantreI e oi
A MERCIFUL PROVIDENCE
.Nothing can surpass in delicacy the
reply made by an East Indian servant
of the late Lord Dufferin when he
was viceroy of India.
"Well, what sort of sport has Lord
1 inn -w -m .
una i saia aoru Dufferin one
day to his servant, who had attended
a young English lord on a shooting
"Oh," replied the scrupulously polite
Hindoo, "the young sahib Bhot divine
ly. But Providence was very merciful
to the birds." Chicago Inter-Ocean.
A GENTLE HINT
A congressman whose majority was
reduced takes it as a hint to return
pay received for time he did not
serve. If a little judicious trimming
in majorities can find so prompt a re
sponse in a congressman's pocket
there ought to be a lot of chastened
legislators in Washington when the
gavel falls. Pittsburg Dispatch.
WHY SAILORS WEAR BLACK TIES
It is not generally known that Nel
son's death was the origin of the black
silk handkerchief which the sailor
wears under his broad blue collar,
tied in a loose knot in front. The
acarr, or nancikerchief, was first worn
as mourning fo"r tho o-rnnf- nriir.oi
and by some means or other it was ' write today.
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