The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 09, 1907, Page 12, Image 12

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Charles H. Moyer, president of the
Western Federation of Miners, has
been admitted to bail in the sum of
$25,000. Bail was denied George
A. Pettibone, the third defendant.
The federal government has com
menced proceedings In the United
States court at Wilmington, Dei.,
against the powder trust. The gov
ernment asks an injunction to re
strain the trust from doing business
In violation of the Sherman anti
trust law. A Wilmington dis
. patch to the Chicago Record-Herald
says: "No one connected with the
prosecution expects that if the in
junction is granted, the powder mak
ers will pay any attention to it.
Then it Is the hope of the govern
ment to have receivers appointed
who will take charge of the business
of the corporations and wind them
up, dissolving the merger and restor
ing competition among the individ
ual companies. The court is asked
to determine whether public inter
ests will be better subserved by the
appointment of receivers to take pos
session of the property of the alleged
trust with a view to bringing about
conditions In trade and commerce
that will be In harmony with the
law. The petition recites the his
tory of the combine and asserts that
by unfair business methods it has
driven out virtually all independent
companies. It is said that the com
bine manufactures all the smokeless
powder' made la the country and
V ;nr . .cent of , all , other high ex
plosive. 2!fre--papers were filed by.
Assistant Attorney General Purdy.
Subpoenas were issued returnable.
October 7. United States Senator
Du Pont is, named as one of the de
fendants, being ,ono of the principal
stockholders in and, it is said, the
dominating influence of the combine."
facturo or keeping on sale any in
toxicating liquor. Pure alcohol may
be sold by retail druggists on pre
scription of reputable physicians and
wholesale druggists may carry pure
alcohol for sale to retailers only.
The investigating committee re
ports that more than $1,5 00,000 of
the $2,000,000 paid by the state of
Pennsylvania for metal furnishing in
the state capital was graft.
Charles R. Jones, chairman of the
national prohibition committee, says
that Georgia is only a starter and
that all of the states of the south will
soon have prohibition.
An Augusta, Ga dispatch says:
"Chaos reigns in the liquor traffic in
this state today, since it is a fore
gone conclusion that the bill provid
ing for absolute prohibition after
January 1 will be signed by Gov
ernor Smith before the "end of the
week. Dispatches from Savannah
and other cities tell a story of finan
cial loss that runs into many mil
lions. Augusta will lose $2,500,000
in property values and license taxes.
Florida and Alabama are the states
to which the whisky Interests will
move from Georgia."
Caleb Powers is for the . fourth
time on trial at Georgetown, Ky.,
charged with, the murder of Governor
The friends of John Sharp Wil-1iainisla"lnia--vlctopy-4n
the JMUsgis
sippi primaries in the contest with
Governor Vardaman for United
States senator. The vote is close.
explanation seems to have been made
at this time for that purpose.
The time is not yet, according to
Mr. Bryan, to define the paramount
issue of 1908 but, broadly speaking,
the issues will be closely related, the
leading questions being those of the
trusts, the tariff and the railroads.
In only one bearing of these com
bined issues will the democratic
party have any advantage over the
republican organization, and that is
in relation to the tariff.
And right there is the democratic
opportunity. The abstract principle
of a protective tariff is not worrying
the people very much, but the abuse
of protection by the trusts comes
home to every man who feels the
added cost of living due to trust ex
tortions. It has been proved that
it is mighty hard to regulate the
trusts by either civil or criminal
laws, but they can be largely con
trolled by economic policies by ad
mitting the irresistible element of
competition. If the democratic party
will concentrate its campaign on the
tariff, taking full advantage of the
fact that the necessities of life com
mand extortionate prices even in a
period of the greatest productiveness
and industrial and commercial pros
perity, It will make itself formidable
once more. And on this stand it will
have a big chance of victory if the
republican convention should fail to
nominate Secretary Taft or some
other .candidate unconditionally
pledged to tariff revision. Kansas
City, Mo., Star.
embroidery and great diamonds, but
nevertheless I pitied him sincerely,
for he was stranger to our table man
ners, and some of his errors were
both ludicrous and painful.
"Toward the dinner's end a ser
vant extended to the young man a
plate of toothpicks. He waved the
plate away, saying In a low and bit
ter voice:
" 'No thank you J I have already
eaten two of the accursed things, and
I want no more. " Tid-Bits.
Starch and Sugar
Their Importance in a Diet that is to
Give the Greatest Strength with
the Iicast Tax Upon the
Digestive Organs
The Koreans do not take kindly
&n?TnlV Roosevelt is in faVor of govern-
twcon Japancso and ?Teail troP8' ment regulation of the railroads, his
Blxty Koreans and
" were "killed.
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forty Japanese
Occasionally arises a man with
sufficient temerity to offend that di
vinity' which doth hedge a judge.
In a recent judicial campaign out
west a newspaper strongly objected
to the re-election of one incumbent,
forreasons' deduced from his official
record. The editor was promptly
fined for contempt of court and
mulcted in $17,500 damages for in
jury to the ermined character. In
some districts the nominating of an
opposition candidate might not be
without peril as a constructive con
tempt of court.
In Kansas the other day a man
1 was iudired In contemnf. anil Bail
ment regulation of the railroads, his tenced to three months' imprison-
Mr. Bryan's views reflect those of
the great body of progressive demo
crats throughout the country.
As Mr. Bryan says, while Presl-
Many Europeans have been slaugh
tered in Casa Blancha as the out
come of a "holy war" preached by can government is therefore quite
party Is not, while the democratic
party Is in fivor of It. To imply
that such regulation would have a
fairer test under democratic govern
ment than it would- under republi-
the Arabs for the extermination of
Europeans. The French govern
ment declares that the Pasha of
Casa Blancha will answer with his
head for the general security of the
city. French cruisers were sent to
the town. The Spanish government
will co-operate with the French gov
The Oklahoma republicans nomin
ated this ticket: Governor, Frank
Frantz; lieutenant governor, N. J.
Turk; secretary of state, T. N. Robi
nott; attorney general, S. P. Reid;
state treasurer, M. Stlllwell. Con
gressman Bird McGuiro brought the
convention to its feet by suggesting
the following? telegram to President
Roosevelt which was ordered sent to
he president by the secretary"? "The
republicans or Oklahoma in' conven
tion assembled r send you loyal and
affectionato greqtlngs, Our . plat
form endorses" your administration
and your polldy'of a squaro'deal for
every man an'd rovery nation of every
fcllmo." U.- , i ,
The prohibition bilk nassod the
lower house of the Georela legisla
ture by a vote -of thirty-rrtae to one
hundred and thirty-nine. Who inw
will' become effective January 1,
1908, and will prohibit the Vanu-
natural. The president, no matter
how insistent he may be for railroad
regulation, can not get the support
of his party, and without it he can
not hope to accomplish the desired
result. On the other hand, Mr.
Bryan, the national leader and pros
pective candidate of the democratic
party for president in 1908, and the
rank and file of the party are in ac
cord in the matter. In view of these
facts no one can reasonably doubt
that the voice of the people who want
the gross evils which are b'lng com
mitted by the railroads corrected
will be raised for the success of the
democratic ticket in 1908. Buffalo
N. Y Times.
Mr. William J. Bryan, in his latest
review and estimate of the leading
political issues of the time, has done
about all ho can do to make amends
for his radical Madison Square Gar
don speech following his "triumphal"
return from Europe. He explains
that while he believes government
ownership of railroads to be the ulti
mate isolution of the railroad prob
lem it 'niust not bo made an issue
in the campaign of 1908: This will
do something toward restoring the
ment for having filed an affidavit that
three judges were in league against
him. As this was only one month
per judge, he got off lightly. The
clerk of the court, according to the
press dispatches, was scored for hav
ing permitted the affidavit to go on
file, while the lawyer who prepared
it suffered a "terrific arraignment."
Many of us would find it agree
able, no doubt, to exercise this .irre
sponsible power of taking summary
vengeance upon persons who. make
faces at us. Not being judges, such
power is denied us. We shrug our
shoulders and go our ways, and, after
the spasm of anger Is past, find that
the grimace didn't really hurt us.
Punishments for contempt should
be strictly limited to persons who dis
obey the orders, or obstruct the pro
cesses of the court. When a judge
uses this power to avenge a merely
personal affront his act does not, -in
our opinion, tend to Increase respect
for "his office or for law. We think,
on the contrary, the tendency is ex
actly in the opposite direction.
Saturday Evening Post,
A well known sculptor tells the
following Btory:
"Whenever I see a toothpick I
think of a dinner that was given in
Rome In honor of two -Turkish noble
men." - ;
"I hORlflfi fho Vmintroi. nf V.
availability of Mr. Bryan, and the 'noblemen. He glittered with gold
It is strange how people get tho
notion that because an ox is strong
human beings can get strong by eat
ing beef. It Is stranger still when
you reflect that the Ox gets all his
strength from eating grass and cer
eals. He Is a strict vegetarian.
In a recent interview Dr. Wiley,
chief chemist of the Department of
Agriculture at Washington, is quot
ed as saying:
"I think we eat too much meat for
health. For the sustenance of physi
cal exertion if you have hard work to
do there is nothing better than starch
or sugar. The cereal eating nations
can endure more physical toil than
the meat eating nations. That is not
the .accepted view, but it is true. You
can not tire out a Japanese, who eats
rice. He will draw you around the
town on a pound of rice, and be as
fresh at the close of- the day as when
he started. You could not do that
on a pound of meat to save your
Whether4 Dr. Wiley Is . correctly
quoted or not, the statements attribu
ted to him merely affirm what near
ly, every recognized authority on die
tetics, has said many times and which
every physician knows to be true.
But it is one thing to Jhave a food
that is rich in starch and sugar and
quite another thing to have it in di
gestible form.
In shredded whole wheat tho
starch of the wheat kernel, combined
with the brain-making phosphates
and the muscle-building nitrates, are
prepared in their most easily digest
edr form. It is the whole wheat,
steam-cooked, shredded and baked.
It is not a "pre-digested" food. It
makes the stomach strong by help
ing it to do its work, while the so
called "pre-digested" foods weaken
the stomach by depriving It of tho
functions which Nature intended it
to perform. Science has not yet per
fected a food that will enable the
human organism to dispense with
saliva and the gastric juices.
In making Shredded Wheat the
whole wheat kernel is not only thor
oughly steam-cooked, but it is after
wards drawn out into fine porous
shreds and then thoroughly baked.
This process leaves the starch in a
condition where it is easily convert
ed into sugar by the stomach. The
shreds being very crisp and. porous,
compel thorough mastication during
which the food is completely insali
vated, which is the first process in
digestion. Shredded Wheat not only
supplies the greatest amount of nu
triment in easily digested form, but
Is a stimulus to" the "bowel action,"
thereby keeping the alimentary canal
In a healthy condition. It Is a par
ticularly valuable summer food, fur
nishing more nutriment than meat,
corn or oats and witlrimuch less tax
upon the digestive organs.- All gro
cers sell it.
: Shredded Wheatnoproducts are
manufactured . by the Natural Food
Company at- Niagara Falls,' N. Y.
Your grocer sells them.
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