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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 25, 1907)
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 2.
Mexico as a Railroad Manager
Tho promoter of railway mergers
In tho Unllod StatoH will notlco tlial
llio Moxlonn government has decided
lo homl off any noHMlbllily for any
combination! of thin Hurl. In its own
domain. Thoroforo IL Iiiim gono Into
Iho merger luminous IlHolf. Finance
MinlHtor Uniuntour nroHonted a re
port to tho Mexican congroBH In which
ho Bald that Mexico nhoiild prevent
tho powerful American railway cor
porations, "alt licked iib they, nro by
all logal mciuiB In their own country,
New Scientific Appliance, Always a
Perfect Fit Adjustable to any size
Person Easy, Comfortable, NCver
SlipsCosts less than many common
Trusses Made for Men, Women and
I Send It on Approval You Wear
It If You are not Satisfied, I Re
fund Your Money.
I Imvo Invented 11 rutiturn niiplltinco that I run
wifoly my, ly iUyouiH' itTiHirloiico In I In rnpUint
ImihIiichh, 1h tlio only one that will nlisoltitoly hold
tho niitun and nuvor Hllp and yot Ih cool, coiii
forluluo, coinforiiiH to overv movement of tho hody
without challiiK or ImrlliiK mid coMh Ions than ninny
ordinary I niNMiN. I Imvo jiiit llio prlco 1.0 low that
as well aH harassed by tho pressure
of public opinion, from coming hither
and seeking to absorb theso Mexican
railroads which aro not already un
der tho direct control of tho govern
ment." Under this program of prevention
General Diaz's government has
bought a majority of tho stock of the
Mexican Central road. This gives it
tho control of tho National and tho
Central, together with their depend
ent lines. Something like 10,000 miles
of railway will now bo in charge
of the authorities at tho City of Mex
ico. This comprises all the impor
tant lines of road in tho country- Min
ister Umnntour advanced three rea
sons for got ling control of tho Na
tional and tho Centralto prevent
friction between them as competing
lines; to head off their absorption by
the railway trusts of the United
States, and to bring economies by con
solidating tho roads under a single
Tills experiment in railroad control
on a fairly largo scale will have an
interest for the United States. True,
Mexico's 10,000 or 12,000 miles of
road are small compared with tho 220,
000 miles in the United States. E.
II. Harriman controls double as many
miles of road as does the Mexican
government. But oven tho 10,000
miles which aro to bo run hereafter
by President Diaz will bo interesting
as an experiment in the direction of
national ownership and operation of
railways. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
was $72.45; September 1, 1905, it was
$100.30, and for September 1, 190G it
was $104.28. Thus in the ten years
ending September 1, 1905, the increase
in tho cost of living was about 40 per
cent. The increase in the last twelve
months lias been, approximately, 4
Oddly enough the monetary experts
show that the depreciation in the pur
chasing power of gold since 1896, or
ten years ago, is about 30 per cent.
There aro statisticians and financial
commentators who will not admit that
tho depreciation in gold has much to
do with tho increased cost of living.
They say there are many contributory
causes, but plain people will argue
that if the gold "yard stick" has
shrunk the explanation is sufficient
Had silver not been demonetized in
civilized countries, and it had been
freely coined, the white metal would
today be loaded with the grumblings
of the nations, worrying over the high
prices of commodities, and driven into
the wilderness, an expiatory goat.
But gold, never!
The complaint of the growing cost
of things is universal, as we have had
frequent occasion to remark. The
wail of the householder is as loud in
Capetown as in New York, in Buenos
Ayres as here in Mexico City Mex
C. E. Brooks, the Inventor
Any person, rich or poor, can buy. and 1 absolutely
Kunrautro It, I niako It to your ordor sond It to
you you wear It. and If It doosu t satisfy you sond
It ImuU to mo and 1 will roftiml your money. That
Is Iho fairest proposition uvor uiado by a fiipturo
Hpcclallst. The banks or any responsible citizen In
Marshall will tell vou that Is the way 1 do busi
ness .ilways absolutely on the siniare.
If you have tried most overythliiK else, nuiio to
nut. Whore others fall Is where 1 have my immtobt
N ilto mo today and 1 will send you mr book on
ltmtturo and Its Cure,, showing my np llance and
Klvniuynu pilces and names or proplo who Imvo
trlodltandheen euied. It Is Instant relief when
nlHuhors tall, llemember 1 use no salves, no liar
iiOHS.nolles. .lust a strulKht business deal at u
i K. im0UKH.35GIi Hrooks llldK'., Marshall, Mich.
The growing cost of living in the
United States is something not to be
put out of sight at the bidding of gov
ernment statisticians who havo to
meet the views and political needs of
tho leaders of tho dominant party.
Unofficial statisticians, who have no
political masters to satisfy, toll an
other story. Dun's circular has long
kept watch on tho prices of commodi
ties, making comparisons from month
to month. To ascertain thn cost of
living a certain number of commodi
ties and articles consumed in the great
majority of American households aro
taken as tho basis of the calculation.
For example, the amount of flour, or
moat, or other food renuired for tho
annual consumption of an individual
is calculated and the wholesale prices
of those articles are set down, the
total giving what is technically known
as tho "index number."
Ten years ago the index number
The expense of marketing jrpur product. jjs
Would you minImlio;thi item ? --
The Minimum Expense Selling Co. .
Port Clinton, Ohio.
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BEES DIED FROM OVERWORK
The beeman, as he gently removed
a tawny cluster of bees from his beard,
"Above all things never set a bee
hive near an arc light. If you do, your
bees will die of overwork within a
"An arc light, emitting a powerful
illumination, was put up last spring
near my beehive. The night it was
put up my bees, mistaking its light
for daylight, worked like beavers,
though dead tired.
"When the dawn came and the light
was extinguished the bees, quite worn
out, turned in; but lo, in a few min
utes the sun was shining and out the
poor, bedraggled creatures hurried
again, for no bee will consent to pass
the daylight hours in idleness.
"They got through the day some
how, and at dusk, after thirty-six
hours of unceasing toll, they once
more turned in. Alas, the arc light
began to hiss and glow again, and
the poor bees, worn to shadows, bent,
pallid, staggered forth for another
rouna or labor.
"They were all dead by the end of
tho week victim's of overwork, every
mother's son of them." New Orleans
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A FOOTBALL ENTHUSIAST
W. J. Clothier, the tennis champion
of America, said at a dinner in Phila
delphia: "Tennis is all very well in its way,
but what is the excitement, what is
the enthusiasm of tennis compared to
that of football?
"Perhaps you have heard of that
Pennsylvania guard who, coming to
at the end of a football game, whis
pered to the physician bending over
" 'Did we win, doctor?'
answered UandS dWU'' the l)hy"sician
"The guard flushed with joy.
Never mind that fractured thieh
Uien doc,' he said. 'Just take these
broken teeth out of my mouth so's
I can holler.' "-Now York Tribune?
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Subscribes' Advertising Departmint
TXTANTED-A GOOD KANSAS TOWN
L! I,slVeedof,a llve energetic man to
conduct a democratic newspaper alreadv ph.
tabllshed and will clvc propS?Tnducement to
right party. Address W. K., Care Commoner.
TTIOR SALE-HOTEL, RESTAURANT FIX-
m5w".vory barn" $1800, E'H0lman'
"I see that a man named Wiggen
heim has announced his candidacy
for the United States senate. I never
heard of him in politics. Has he any
"Qualifications! Why, his bank ac
count exhausts the r multiplication
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