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RED CLOUD. NEB.
PUBUSIIED EVERY FRIDAY.
.Entered In the FoRtoMco at Itcd Cloud, Nob.,
ns Second Claim Matter.
PABL O. Phaubb
OIL PRICES JUGGLED
COMMISSIONER OF CORPORA.
TIONS ARRAIGNS STANDARD.
OH Trust's Methods of Maintaining
Monopoly Laid Dare Uses Power
, Unfairly Gained to Opprcsa Through
Wholly Extortionate Prices.
Washington, Aug. 13. The Bocond
part of tho report of Herbert Knox
Smith, -commissioner of corporation
or tho department of coinmcrco and
labor, on the petroleum Industry in
the United States, contains a volumo
or Information directly interesting to
tlio American consumer. Tho former
portions of tho report dealt with tho
margin between tho price of crude oil
and the finished product, showing tho
efreut or tho Standard Oil company's
monopolization of tho refined and pipe
line facilities of the country. Tho re
port now issued deals directly with
tho methods of tho Standard Oil com
pany in fixing Its prices to consumers,
Knowing how prices have iltictuutcs lit
different cities and states and In dif
ferent sections or the same state,
solely to meet local conditions, with-,
out reference to tho original cost of
tho oil, f night rates or ojher consider
ations except the wishes of tho mo
nopoly. Tho report also contains strik
ing data showing how the American
consumers have been compelled to pay
a higher price for oil than Is charged
by tho Standard Tor the same product
delivered to its patrons in Fiance,
l.nglnnd, Germany and other foreign
countries. Another section of the ro
port rovealn tho discrimination prac
ticed by tho Standard against cortalu
Tallroads in tho sale or lubricants.
Kills Competition to Fleece Consumer.
In his letter transmitting tho report
to the president, Commissioner Smith
nays: "The obnoxious character of tho
Standard's price policy Is made clear.
The Standard has repeatedly asserted
that combination, as illustrated by Its
own history, Is a great beneilt to tho
public, it may readily be that In some
industries combination has had bene
ficial results, it Is probable that tho
Standard, by reason of its undoubtedly
gnat ofllcloncy, could", had It been
content with reasonable profits, havo
made prices to consumers lower than
would havo been possible for smallPr
concerns, and thus havo maintained
its great proportion of tho business
by wholly ralr and legitimate means.
The Standard Is. however, a most con
spicuous example of precisely the op
posite of a combination which main
tains a substantial monopoly not by
nuporlorlly of service and by charging
reasonable prices, but by unfair meth
ods of destroying competition; a com
bination which then uses the power
thus unfair! gulAed to oppress tho
public through wholly extortionate
prices. It lias raised prices Instead
of lowering them. It has pocketed all
tho advantages of its economies in
Mead of sharing them with the public,
and has added still further monopoly
profits by charging more thnn smaller
and less economical concerns could
sell for if the Standard allowed them
DAUGHTER DEFENDS JOHN D.
Bays Uncle Is Hounding Head of Oil
Trust Out of Mere Jealousy.
Chicago, Aug. 13. Mrs. Harold I-'ow-ler
A. McCormlck, the daughter of
John 1.. Rockefeller, defended her
lather against his youngest brother,
Frnnk Kockel'eller, who denounced the
oil king as a "monster, merciless lu
his greed and pitiless in his cold, In
"In a few weeks, or months," de
clared Frank Rockefeller, "I will ho
ready to tell a story that will amazo
nud horrify tho whole world. When
1 mako John lVs true lire history pub- ; ,i,0 t.mim transportation in Nebraska,
lie tho country will be too warm for , mil instead suggested that subpoenas
Its richest citizen. It will not be snfo ,jKjlt be iSSU0(j llt tho instance or
for John D. to appear lu the streets the ctmtralizel creameries culling tor
of any American city. Ho would bo , witnesses from among the ofllclals of
utoued by tho people. Nothing but . tho roads, who would produce books
flight to some foreign lnd will savo ! UU(1 1)a,)ors squired by the creamery
his life when the whole monstrous , mon TlieB0 , tum declnred that such
truth Is known." j witnesses would bo outside of No-
Jealousy," said Mrs. McCormlck, iVat,in, and therefore outside of tho
"brought about by my unclo'a signal jurisdiction or tho Nebraska conmils
lack of business ability, Is the causo B((m(
or the vituperation he has heaped up- lllJg0 nnlner tiled with tho board
on my father." a tchodulo of rates based upon tho
Mrs. McCormlck says It Is true that, charges ror cream transportation In
her grandfather Is alive. "Hotween Nebraska Imposed by tho Rock Island
my father and my grandfather thero nillronil, which are tho lowest in tho
always existed the respect and lovo 8tlUo anii af(ii that the board con-
that should prevail between rntner ana
pon. My grandtathor watcnea witu
the keenest Interest tho success or
Mrs. McCormlck said that her grand
father's health was responsible to a
largo degree for his being out or
range of the public eye.
GOING HIM ONE BETTER.
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Storm Lake, In. W. J. Bryan rescued
accident here yest rday.
Drowned In Water Tank.
Ilarrlsbtirg, Nob., Aug. Ilk Charles
P. Schlndler, a prominent ranchman
er rianner county, was round drowned l
in his watering tank. It is supposed '
ho had an attack of epilepsy, to which .
ho was subject.
Will Fight Pure Food Law.
Lincoln, Aug. 10. II. N. Sapp
Omaha, representing a cereal rood, !
has notified Food Commissioner John-1
ton that his company will spend ?lUd,
000 In fighting tin Nebraska pure tood
law. Ho asserts that tho ruling for
bidding tho giving ot dishes as pre
miums with oats will bo resisted.
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Omaha, Aug. ia.-In addition to tho !
fn,.K- nmirntiiru frnm fit.. Vonforn
Unlon and Postal telegraph olllc
who swelled tho ranks of the Oniah
clrf Ism!' tolrirnnlwr iinvnrnl tnnrn
from thes'o oillces walked out. Tho
.,.-......-.,.. i,,.v i,nvn iii,..i in tii
strike and forty from tho two oillces
havo quit work.
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Elevator Wrecked by Dust.
Omaha, Aug. 13. The front portion
of elevator "A" of tho llolmqulst &
Morrlatn company at Seventeenth nnd
Nicholas streets blow out In a dust ex
plosion. This end was occupied by
tho wheat bins. In which were about
1,000 bushels of grain. A part of the
roof was blown off. The engine house
situated at the east end of the build
ing was also demolished.
More News of Beatrice Man.
Heatrlcv, Neb., Aug. 13. County
Judge Spafford has received a letter
from the clerk of the superior court at
Greensboro, N. C, requesting informa
tion of Olney D. Smith, who was sent
up from here about four years ago for
forgery. The letter nsks tho Judge
for Information as to the crime for
which Smith wns convicted and the
sentence that was given him.
NEGRO WILL FRAME THIS DIME.
He Got It as a Tip from Tillman in
Omaha and Survived Shock.
Omaha, Aug. 10. Laying aside for
a moment the prejudice which ho ad
mits ho has always harbored against
the colored race, Senator Hon R. Till
man handed George Holllsler, a vet
eran colored hotel porter, a ID-cent
tip when llollister assisted the sen
ator and his wife to a street car. llol
lister bays the dime, which bears the
date of ISO, will bo framed.
CREAMERIES SUGGEST RATES.
Ask Railroad Commission to Base
Them Upon Rock Island Tariff.
Lincoln, Aug. 13. Tho railway com
mission declined to Issue an order up
on the Nebraska railroads coninelling
tia.m to m-0diice books and naners on
stilor these In fixing rates.
MARSHALL FIELD LAND SOLD.
Large Ranch in Nebraska Is Finally
Knocked Off at Auction.
Omahn, Aug. 13. Joseph A. Conner
' fcns returned from Stanton county,
- i.i. . J. -o it . f.f fliii mt.. rtm-.i.riaint tlifi 1irhnl1
luisnv.ie, u., aus. ..-v..ub u ....... .-......-......-...-. " -,. , By nIght thu 2-M 01K.tators In the
between two freight cars wlillo mak- tlehl much. I ho land sold readll ,,'.,, qt. ..,,,. ,,. r.mn,i.1 wh holnnir
Iiik a cciutillnir Lewis Butler, n North- Und the disposal of all but two sec- ' Unei1 St,"Ub " ll, Cannt . h0 bUo,,t
iii, a coupiini, icwib liuucr, n imoi i i ,1I.,.11i1i -i. to the union will be out."
western bmkcmnn, was literally uons or tho tract occupied nuuu. rnniii!mur Noill declared
crushed into a null) i three hours. Mr. Conner bought sec- 4l I"lbor Commissioner c.ii deciareu
ciusncu inio a puip. there was no Imniediate indication ot
a young lady from an automobiU
Bcrryman in Washington Star. l.atlonnl executive board are hero ex
I where he attended the sale of the last I ceptii.g President Small and he has
Daniels, Joseph Walcott and Warren
Oehsnor. This sale breaks up finally
what was the largest Individual hold
ing of land in Nebraska.
In tho early days or Nebraska a
syndleato headed by David Cunning
lufiii or Cadiz, O.. located a township '
ot land in Stanton county, which was ',
purchased fiom tho government with
"..illpire Kcrlnt." This scrlnt had been
,n,rciised by them at a price which
Inndo tho cosl of tho Innil ,lbout or,
cents nn acre. Tho syndicate failed
to pay tho taxes levied by tho state
and the land was sold at tax sale by
Stanton county. The owners then In-
stituted suit attacking the validity of j
the levy and for several years tno
c:is" "ocmileil he a tent on o Judges
Of Several COIirtS. 1 lie plalllttiTS flnal-
,0Sj ly lost the case and were compelled
lllm to pay the taxes. Mr. Cunningham
oro,came to tho relief of his- assoeliites
" I'"1'1 l,c taxes, but was compelled
to sell tho land to secure himself.
'" township was bought by Marshall
I,ult1' with the exception of a tract
secured by Joseph A. Conner, who has
held about 8,000 acres since that time.
The land was sold to Marshall Field
nt nn averago cost of $3 an acre. At
the sale Saturday tho average prico
tvas $f.5.u0 an aero.
Sentence Prince Yi to Die.
Seoul, Aug. 13. The Korean su
preme court lias passed sentence upon
tho members of The Hague deputa
tion. Yl "Sang Sol has been con
demned to bo hanged and Yi Wl Chow
aud Yl Chun have been scnteuced to
imprisonment fcr life.
GOVERNMENT CROP REPORT.
Agricultural Department Shows Con
dition of Corn to Be 82.8.
Washington, Aug. 10. The crop re
port of the agricultural department
shows the condition or corn Aug. 1 aa
82.8; winter Avhent production from
1907, about 409,500,000 bushels; an
average of 14.6 per acre; spring wheat
'Used Malls to Defraud.
Dos Moines, Aug. 14. On a charge
of using the United States mails to
defraud, F. C. Graves of tills city was
arrested by the federal authorities.
Ho conducts a mall order seed house
and It Is claimed bought large quan
tities of seed which ho failed to pay
Seven Men Drowned.
Duluth, Aug. 12. Seven freight
handlers of the Northern l'acltle road
were i n dpwn by a tug In the local
J arbor while returning to their homes
'.n a rowboat and drowned.
SETS DAY FOR SCHOOL SCRUB.
Nebraska State Superintendent Names
Date for General Cleaning.
Lincoln, Aug. 12. State Superin
tendent J. L. Mcl.rinn Issued a procla
mation designating Aug. 2'J us "house
cleaning day" for tho schools of tho
state. Ho asked all school ofllcers
and teachers to clean up the school
buildings and premises in anticipa
tion of tho beginning of the school j
year. Tins kind ot a lionuay lias been
held In two counties in Nebraska for
several years, and tho superintendent
expects it to become a permnneut
exei'ciso throughout tho state.
Cutting Down Competition.
"I saved .f.'OO this year by moving."
"No; 1 round that my wife whb try
ing to outdress a rich woman In tho
' No man can produce grent thlng.
who Is not thoroughly sincere in deal'
lug with himself. Lowell.
Ill I til
STRIKE OF ALL UNION OPERA
TORS IS ORDERED. i
WHOLE COUNTRY NOV INVOLVED
Commercial Telegraphers Have Been
Called Out of Every Office In the
United States and Canada Nelll
Sees No Sign of Settlement.
New York, Aug. 11. Perry Thomas,
dimity national president of the com
mercial telegraphers, says: "My ad
ices are to the effect that office after
office is walking out and I am sending
out an order to every commercial
ofllee In the United States and Canada
to follow their example. Ninety-live
per cent of all the telegraphers in
America will bo on strike by tomor
Chicago Aug. 11. General Secre-
(nHit T)nooi1l .vf It fl,1r trtn tal .ii
union nam: "Ail memuora ul ui
wirou uis sanction oi a general suiuu,
a settlement of the strike. The tie-
I up is now almost complete.
1 Des Moines, Aug. 11. Grand Secre
tary Quick notified the operators be
1 longing to the Hallway Telegraphers'
i union that messages sent over the rail-
wild wires purporting to be signed by
hIm )vore, "fnUo- , " t0,rt th'jm ,
strictly observe the agreement with
the railroad companies and perform
tho same duties now as prior to the
commercial telegraphers' strike, noth
ing more, nothing less.
EDDY HEARING BEGINS
Chandler Cites Evidence of Mrs.
Concord, N. II., Aug. 14. Thrco
masters apjioiuted by Judge Chamber-
laiu ()f UlQ 8U,JcrIor CCJlirt tu determine
..,,., comeleiIcy of AIrSi Mary BaIa.r G
Ed(J hca., Q (ho chrIsUnn Sceco
church, in connection with a suit
brought by "next friends" for an ac
counting of Mrs. Eddy's finances, be
gan their hearings.
At tho afternoon session Mr. Chand
ler said that tho incompetency of
Mrs. Eddy was established by tho
trust deed which sho executed on
March (J, by which she transferred all
her property beyond her control. Her
incompetency, he added, Is further
shown by her evasion of taxes in the
cit of Concord. He stated in closing
that Mrs. Eddy was the victim not of
a solitary delusion, not of a notion,
oven Insane notion, but a series of
systematic delusions which iuilufiuod
her whole life and have resulted, or
will result, in senile dementia.
PAPER MILL COMBINE TO BE BIG
Details Indicate All Plants Manufact
uring Wood Products tolBc Included.
Appleton, Wis., Aug, 14. Details
of the big paper combine which Is be
ing formed hero Indicate that tho
transaction is larger than at first re
ported. It is now state that the com
bination is not only to include print ,
aud ground wood mills, but nianilla pa- j
pc and sulphite plants as well. George ,
A. Whiting of the Whiting Taper com- .
pnny, Menasha, admits that the deal
Is on. He said that an effort was be
ing made to take lu all of the plants
whose product was manufactured from
the component parts ot wood and
merge thorn Into one great company. '
Better Tone in Stocks. '
New York, Aug. 1 1. A vastly better '
lino was shown by tho stock market, !
Aiough tho movement was narrow and
at times level isli. Substantial recov-
ories were U.10 rule and the recent I
liquidation seemed to havo run Its
course. There was llttlo In tho day's
developments to bring about this ''
change other than a vague report that J
pome statement oi a conciliatory or
loarsurlng character would shortly
onianato from the seat of the national '
IOWA THRESHER IS KILLED.
Charles Sherman of Humboldt Caught
in Belting and Crushed to Death.
Humboldt, la., Aug. 11. While
working near a threshing machine
near this place, Charles Sherman, a
fanner, was caught in the belting and I
carried round and round on tho ma
chine before it could be stopped. His
lUeless body was beaten almost be
yond recognition by the revolutions '
of the wheels. '
Roosevelt Grants a Holiday,
Oyster Kay, Aug. 14. President
Uoosevelt Issued an executive order
making Labor day, Sept. 2, a holiday
or government employes and laborers
who aro employed by tho day.
Out it cannot make a Fair Skin or a
Women with good
bo homely. CrcauiB,
lotions, wnsbes nud
powders cnuuot innko h
ft fair skin, Iv.ry
liorscmun knows that
tho satin coat of bis
from tho animnl'a
Lot tho liorso get
" off his feed" and bi3
coat turns dull. Cur
rying, brushing and rubbing will givo
him a clean coat, hut cannot produco
tho coveted smoothness ami gloss of
tho horse's skin, which is his com
plexiou. Tho ladieB will scotliu point.
Is tho bc.t preparation for ladles v. ho
desiro a gentlo laxative lncdiciuo that
will givo tho body perfect eleanlim hs
internally and tho wholc-hoineuu.B
that produces such skins as painters
lovo to copy.
have settled in Can
ada daring the past
fuw years, testify
to the fact that
Canada is, beyond
question, the great
est farming land ia
m Ninety Million
Bushels of Wheat
from the harvest of 1005
means good money to ths
farmers of Western Canada,
when the world has to be
fed. Cattle Raising, Dairy
ing nud Mixed Farming
are also profitable callings.
Coal, wood and water in
abundance; churches and
easy of access; taxes low.
rorlllrtrlurcaml Information 4lrritb
Ku(ierl.it.Tit'itt of Inimlarutloii
It till follow lt; MithorltcJ CmaJlio
AV. V. IIKXXKTT
801 '.' York I.llo IIiiUJUc
t n f9 it. .
An .nno . otullnir a pkctrli nml iloscrlntlon riiy
flulelily nsrertaln our opinion fr.o wl. oilier mi
liivuntloii Hi.rohntiljr pntcntnlil-i. Ci.i..iiiiiiI.h
tUmftFtrictly-o.i.lii-i.tlul. HANDBOOK I'litcutu
nuiit free. i)litrt ni-onry furrt'curitiKpatenta.
I'liic'iin taken tlirouuh Munu A Co. receive
special notice, without clmrKO, In tlio
A linnilsomrlr lllmtrntprl vrppklv. I.rtrcost cir
culation if any Hciontllln journal. 'J'ernii., 13 u
jrenr: four moiitUe, 1. Sold Uyall nowmltuilorn.
MUNN & Co.30'0'. New York
nraucti urn co, ca V St., WashluKto.., 1). C.
beautifully illuitcd,good itori.t
nd article about California
and all the far Weit.
TOWN AND COUNTRY JOURNAL
a monthly publication devoted
to the farming interest! oi the
ROAD OF A THOUSAND V0KDERS
a book of 75 page, containinff
120 colored phologiaph of 4Q 75
picturcique ipots in California
Total . . . $2.75
All for $1.50
Cut out tills adverti.emenl
and tend with $1.50 to
I JAMES FLOOD BU)G SAN FRANCISCO
against Fire. Lightning, Of
clones and Windstorms, see
JNO. H. STANSER,
, agoiit for the Farmers Union Insur-
unco Co., Lincoln, Neb,, tho best in
surance company lathe s .te.
Man .an Tile Remedy comes put up
In a collapsible tube with a nozzle.
I.asy to apply right where soreness
and Inilummation exists. It relieves
at once blind bleeding, itcliiug or
protruding piles, (luuranteed. Price
Mlc. (let it today. Hold by Henry
Cook's Drug Store.
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