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IQBSEVELT SCNIES Oil TBLST III
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President Transmits Report of Com
missioner Garfield with Com
ments on Document
ROGERS AID ARGHBOLD REPLY TO NATION'S EXECUTIVE
Issue Elaborate Defense of Great Corporation,
Contending It Is Conducted Along Honor
able Business Lines and That Home
Competition Is Not Crushed.
Washington. President Roosevelt
Friday transmitted to congress the re
port of James R. Garfield, commission
er of corporations, giving the results
of his investigation of the subject of
transportation and freight rates in
connection with the oil industry.
In his message the president ex
presses the view that the report is of
capital importance because of the ef
fort now being made to secure such
enlargement of the powers of the in
terstate commerce commission as will
confer upon the commission power in
some measure adequate to meet the
clearly demonstrated needs of the sit
uation. The facts set forth in the re
port, he declares, are for the most part
not disputed. That the Standard Oil
company has benefited enormously up
almost to the present moment by se
cret rates, many of which were clear
ly unlawful, the president says the re
port clearly shows.
Abolish Secret Rates.
The president then says:
A very striking result of the inves
tigation has been that shortly after
the discovery of thee secret rates by
the commissioner of corporations the
major portion of them was promptly
corrected by the railroads, f: that
most of them have now been done
COMMISSIONER JAMES R. GARFIELD.
away with. This immediate correc
tion, partial or complete, of the evil
of the secret rates is, of course, on the
one hand an acknowledgment that
they were wrong and jet were per
eered in until exposed; and, on the
other hand, a proof of the efficiency of
the work mat has been done by the
bureau cf corporations.
"But in addition to these secret
rates the Standard Oil profits im
mensely by open rates, which are so
arranged as to gie it an overwhelm
ing advantage over its independent
Controls the Market.
It is not possible, he says, to put
into figures the exact amount by
which the Standard profits through
the gross favoritism shown it by the
railroads in connection with the open
rates. "The profit, of course, comes
not merely by the saving in the rate
Itself as compared with its compet
itors, but by the higher prices it -s
able to charge and by the complete
control of the market which It se
cures, thereby getting the profit on the
There Are Others.
It is unfortunately not true, he says,
that the Standard Oil company is the
only corporation which has benefited
and is benefiting In wholly improper
fashion by an elaborate series of rate
discriminations. The sugar trust, he
adds, according to the results of the
investigation now in progress, rarely
If ever pays the lawful rate for trans
portation. He declares that in the ef
fort to prevent the railroads from
uniting for improper purposes "we
have very unwisely prohibited them
from uniting for proper purposes; that
is. for purposes of protecting them
selves and the general public as
against the power of the great cor
porations." Correetionary Measures.
He favors as an element of compe
tition the passage of some such law
IINNNNNNNNK Snff9&t. sspbbi.
Its Beginning, Growth, Ramifications, Capital and Profit.
162 Andrews. Clark &Co H.M
Company formed by Samuel Andrews ; capital furnished by If. B. Clark
and John X. Rockefeller.
1870-Standard Oil company ,,
:- this company were John 1. Rockefeller. Henry M. Flagler, Samuel
Andrews. S. V. Harknes. and William Rockefeller; dally capacity,
1S72 Standard Oil company of Cleveland JZ.5U0.W0
Began buying up rival companies, paying In cash and Standard Oil stock:
took in twenty-one out of twenty-six independent refineries in Cleve
land: daily capacity 10.000 barrels. Invaded Pennsylvania.
1ST5-Standard Oil company X3.500.OW
Purchased works of Charles Pratt & Co. and invaded New York; began
to extend pipe lines to seaboard.
1SS2 Standard Oil Trust JJO.WO.OW
Included thirty-six companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia,
Maryland. New York, and New Jersey. Disrupted In 1892.
1896 Standard Oil company of New Jersey. 110.000,000
This company formed after Rocitereller company had left Ohio. It did
not include constituent companies.
UW Standard Oil company of New Jersey $100,000,000
Took in all constituent oil companies owned and controlled by Standard
Oil interests. Has remained in the same corporate form to date.
as that which has already passed the
house, putting alcohol used in the arts
and manufactures upon the free list
and of keeping tne fee to oil and coal
lands of the Incan tribes or on the
public domain in the government, the
lands to be leased only on such terms
and for such periods as will enable the
government to entirely control them.
FACTOR IN COMPETITION.
In summarizing his report Commis
sioner Garfield speaks of his personal
visit to the oil fields and of the great
mass of data obtained by him either
personally or through agents of the
bureau of corporations. The prelimi
nary study of this material, he says,
showed that the most important sub
ject was transportation, which enters
so largely into the cost of furnished
product and hence a most important
factor in competition.
"The Standard claims that the lo
cation of its refineries and the use
of pipe lines are natural advantages
to which it is justly entitled by reason
of the energy and foresight of its man
agers. While in a measure that is
true, it may not be forgotten that
these advantages were in part obtained
by means of unfair competitive meth
ods after years of industrial strife.
"The development of the pipe line
system by the Standard Oil company
was the result of special agreements
with railroad companies. Further
more, those so-called natural advan
tages have been and are being greatly
increased by discriminations in freight
rates, both published and secret, inter
state and state, which give the Stand
ard monopolistic control 'In the great
er portion of the country.
Oil Price Is Gauge.
"An immediate result ot this delim
itation of the competitive area is
shown by the prices of ordinary il
luminating oil. After deducting the
freight rate the price of such oil is
usually from two cents to five cents a
gallon higher in the non-competitive
than in the competitive fields. A rea
sonable profit upon refined oil is
about one-half a cent per gallon. It is
clear that exorbitant profits are ob
tained in the non-competitive fields."
In 1904 these secret rates saved the
Standard Oil company three-quarters
ot a million uollars, representing the
difference between the open rates 'and
the rates actually paid. "These dis
criminations," he says, "have been so
long continued, and so secret, so in
geniously applied to new conditions
of trade, and so large in amount as to
make it certain that they were due to
concerted action by the Standard and
the railroads." He says further that
the Standard Oil company is receiving
unjust discriminations in the matter
of open rates, the published rates from
the leading Standard shipping points
being relatively much lower than rates
from the shipping points of its com
petitors. Roads Abolish Secret Tariffs.
Mr. Garfield then refers to 'seven
instances of important discriminations
in favor of the Standard Oil com
pany in various parts of the country,
and says that most of the secret rates
and some of the open discriminations
discovered by the bureau were abol
ished by the railroads shortly after
such discovery. After calling atten
tion to the good which already has re
sulted from the Investigation, Mr. Gar
field says that the changes effected
have put the independents upon a fair
er footing and make competition pos
sible in territories heretofore inacces
sible. The report concludes as fol
lows: "Tariffs may be made and rates may
be combined in such a manner as to
make it practically impossible for the
ordinary shipper to find them."
REPLY TO PRESIDENT.
New York. In reply to President
Roosevelt's message and the report of
Commissioner Garfield, Messrs. H. H.
Rogers and John D. Archbold, of the
Standard Oil company, made the fol
lowing statement to the press:
"In the president's effort to secure
the passage of a bill enlarging the
powers of interstate commerce com
mission and just and equitable rail
way rates, we have precisely the same
interest that any good citizen has. No
more and no less. Regarding his crit
icisms upon the management of the
railways, or his strictures upon any
acts of the interstate commerce com
mission, we have neither responsibil
ity nor concern. When, however, he
or Commissioner Garfield attacks the
Standard Oil company and uses its
methods of doing business an object
lesson for the purpose of promoting
his views, we protest. It may be
frankly stated at the outset that the
Standard Oil company has at all times
within the limits of fairness and with
due regard for the law, sought to se
cure the most advantageous freight
rates and routes possible.
Corporation Is Upright.
"We say flatly that any assertion
that the Standard Oil company has
been or is now knowingly engaged in
practices which are unlawful is alike
untruthful and unjust
"The commissioner's report, upon
which the president's message is
based, opens with the statement that
the manufacture of refined oil in this
country is about 20.000.000 barrels
annually. It would have been fair
for him to have stated that over 15,000,
000 of barrels of this annual manufac
ture is exported.
"He next calls attention to the fact
that the Standard Oil refineries are lo
cated at centers of distribution, while
the independent refineries are usual
ly in the crude oil fields. He charges
HENRY H. ROGERS.
that this location of refineries and
the natural advantages following it
were obtained by means of unfair
competitive methods, but beyond this
mere assertion does not go into a his
tory or explanation of these alleged
unfair methods at all. He says the
'development of the pipe line system
by the Standard Oil company was the
result of special agreement with the
railroad companies.' As a matter of
fact, the development of tho pipe
line system by the Standard Oil com
pany was in the face of violent hos
tility on the part of the railroads.
Conditions in New England.
"Passing from this point, Commis
sioner Garfield takes up the question
of favoritism, which he alleges has
been shown by various railroad cor
porations, to the Standard Oil com
pany. The first specific case of al
leged discrimination to which he di
rects attention is in the New England
territory. It is charged that we en
joy a monopoly in certain parts of that
section because some of the railroads
there refuse to prorate. Casual in
quiry would show that the New Eng
land roads are simply doing what they
are forced to do by natural conditions.
Obviously, we have an advantage by
the use of our pipe lines from the
western oil fields to the coast and the
use of water transportation thence to
New England over anyone who uses
all rail transportation from western
Some of our competitors do the
same- thing and deliver oil at the
points in New England that we do by
the same process.
Question of Rebates.
"The commissioner says that 'with
one or two exceptions the investiga
tions of the bureau have as yet dis
covered no rebates in the technical
sense on interstate business.'
"He says the Standard Oil company
has habitually received from the rail
roads, and is now receiving, 'secret
rates and other unjust and illegal dis
criminations. It is hardly fair or
manly for him to add the sentence, 'Oi
course there may be other secret rates
which the bureau has not discovered.'
Does Not Crush Competition.
"The statement that the 'Standard
Oil company has largely by unfaii
and unlawful methods crushed out
home competition' is fully answered
by the fact that home competition hat
always existed, is steadily growing
and that there are now at least 125
competitive refineries in the United ,
"The Standard Oil company has been
investigated over and over again at
the instigation of its rivals, and it
always welcomes such investigation
when conducted in good faith and
fairly. We are engaged in a large and
honorable business. We are conduct
ing it honorably and we sincerely be
lieve in conformity to law."
MONET MADE IT TRUST.
Year. Capital. Dividends.
1S79 R.500.000 I3.15O.OU0
1880 3,500,000 1.050.000
1885 70.000.000 8.000.000
1886 70.000.000 15.0UO.OW
1S88 70.000,090 1S.500.000
1S89 70.OUO.eOO 15.000.000
1893 100.000.000 45.000.000
1WR 100.000.COO 31.OJW.000
1897. 100.000,000 33.000,000
ls 100.000.000 30.U0U.O00
1899 100.000.000 33.0UU.OUU
1901 to date div. estlm'd at eldends(
1900 100.000.000 48.000.UOO
1901 to date divi
dends estimated... 100.000,000 48,000.008
BY STANDARD OIL.
National City of New York S25.000.0O0
Lincoln National aw.uou
Second National 3UU.000
Bank of Metropolis J.w.tfO
First, Chicago MW.uue
Mileage. Stock. Bonds.
BY STANDARD OIL
C. M- St. P.. C.746 J100.000.O30 J2S6.O8S.0UO
Mo.. K. Tex. 2.500 6X.O0O.V0O 87.000,008
Wis. Central... 1.047 30.000.089 29.080.OW
Totals ........10.293 J198.0W.0M J3R,W.OT
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Chapter XV. Continued.
In front of the door Dick halts his
team. Lights abound just here, a
number of colored lanterns hanging
from the trees. The music of a foun
tain can be heard close by, and the
air is heavy with the intoxicating per
fumery of flowers.
A carpet has been laid upon the
steps, for these Mexicans of the upper
class know all the wrinkles of Fifth
avenue or the boulevards of Paris. As
the pretended driver hands the ladies
out. he gives no indication of his
Identity, but Dora looks at him closely
Dora, whose eyes are so sharp that
little escapes them.
He does not know whether she sus
pects or not, but sees the ladies mount
the steps, at the top of which they are
met by the senora, and all vanish from
Dick looks after his horses. Sev
eral servants approach him, as though
anxious to talk, but they get such
short, surly answers to their questions
that they soon give up trying to make
the acquaintance of the boor. Thus
Dick Is left severely alone, which is
just what he wants.
If Lopez is in this game at all. what
will be his plan of action. Does he
intend to strike while Pauline Is under
the roof of Morales, or has he bought
the driver of the vehicle aad expects
him to deliver the young American,
who controls the El Dorado, into his
The time wears on. Between the
music he can hear laughter and the
sound of voices, as though the in
mates of the house are having a
pleasant time. Dick smiles grimly.
He is quite content to stand on guard
while the girl he loves enjoys herself.
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.ssssssssssssssssssssaM " - -" Jzvots . -
Meets His Assailants with His Fists.
It gives him a thrill to think that he
may be in a measure looked upon as
Then his thoughts fly in another
direction. Has Bob kept his promise,
and does he crouch just outside the
walls, ready to respond to a signal
should there be any need of his
services? He knows the Sheriff of
Secora county too well to doubt this
fact If Bob has declared his inten
tion to do a certain thing, all the
forces of nature and man cannot de
bar him. Besides there is a magnet
here that must draw him.
Once Dick catches a voice that
causes him to elevate his eyebrows.
So the little professor, who has come
to Mexico to burrow in new realms of
science and make known to the world
her wealth in animal life, is present
This fact causes Dick to believe
more than ever that the whole busi
ness is a deep-laid scheme on the
part of Lopez. Perhaps Morales is in
his power. The grandee diplomat may
cwn a goodly share in the El Dorado,
6o that he is financially interested In
the carrying out of the hidalgo's
schemes, Dick moves nearer, so that
he may examine the house and its ap
proaches. If Morales is in the game,
of course that is no reason his wife
knows aught about it; her influence
may have been secured and she quite
Still the time passes. He can see
that they are having refreshments
above. One of the servants invites
him to Join them In cake and pulque,
but Dick refuses and continues to
smoke while he keeps up his -vigil,
knowing that if he once gets among a
lot of native Mexicans they will soon
penetrate his disguise.
So he waits.
The drama will soon make another
turn unless his calculations are all
astray. He feels for his weapons now
and then, not that he is anxious to
use them, but their presence gives
him confidence in his power to protect
If Morales has been drawn Into the
plot he must have entered it heart and
soul, and once In, will give himself
Dver to the service of Lopez without
reserve, so that all the forces under
his control will be turned, against the
The honr grows late. Dick consults
his watch and finds it is after eleven.
They have been having such a good
time inside the house that perhaps
they do not notice the lapse ot hours.
More than once he sees Pauline in a
window, and feac. his eyes upon her.
Not a pang of jes uusy passes into his
heart when he -es her in the com
pany of one w.'.o seems to be a Mexi
can officer, judging from his military
dress, for Dick is already sure of the
hold he has upon Miss Westerly's re
gard. Like a faithful watch-dog he
waits; and the opportunity comes at
He notices that there has been a
change within the music ceases, and
even the laughter conies only at inter
vals. -Perhaps the ladies are about
ready to go home; if so, the crucial
test Is certainly at hand.
Dick snores still nearer, in order to
be ready for anything that may take
place. What was that? It sounded not
unlike a woman's scream. He knows
Miss Pauline Is above giving vent to
her feelings in that way, but what ot
Dora? Other signs warn Dick that the
hour, yes. the minute, has come. He
remembers his promise to Bob. and
gives the signal whistle that is to
warn the other. Then, hesitating no
longer, he springs up the steps of the
mansion, two at a time. A voice calls
after him, but he ignores the fact. Per
haps some of the Morales retainers
are there, and amazed to see one they
take to be the driver of a vehicle
rushing into the house of their mas
ter. Dick finds the doors wide open. He
bursts into the spacious hallway
where lights abound, his manner that
of a tiger in pursuit of his prey.
There Is no need of a directory to
show him the way; the loud voices
lead him straight to the room where
an exciting drama is taking place.
As he reaches the doorway this is
what meets his eyes. The room is ap
parently a library, and seems full of
people. There is Dora, looking
frightened, and with Professor John
endeavoring to calm her, at the same
time pouring his story of devotion into
her ear. Senora Morales has sunk
back upon a divan, while her husband
stands before her, his face expressing
shame at being connected with a
scheme to harm bis wife's guest.
In the middle -of the room stands
the central figure Pauline Westerly.
Two men hold her, and it is well they
do, for she has a small revolver in her
hand, and would do some of her
enemies harm if given the chance.
The men who thus lay sacrilegious
hands upon the brave American girl
are Senor Lopez and one of his fol
lowers. Although there are a number
of Mexican gentlemen present, not
one raises a hand to help beauty in
distress, which is positive proof that
they are all in the same boat; like
Morales, they have a deep interest in
the El Dorado, and besides, must be
in the power of the cunning old hi
dalgo. All this constitutes a dramatic
scene Dick will never forget to his
dying day. His first glance is at the
girl's face how her eyes seem to
fairly bunras they turn upon the old
Mexican don. She feels an utter con
tempt for a man who would stoop to
war upon women, and this feeling is
shown in her glorious orbs.
Dick catches his breath as his eyes
remain riveted upon that inspired
face. With such an incentive he
would dare anything on earth, nor
could he be daunted.
'This time we have you, my lady
manager, and we do not mean to let
you escape until you have placed your
signature to this paper. Jose, place
it on the table the pen the ink.
Now," twisting the little revolver from
her hand, "sit down and sign. Miss
Westerly," and the senor almost forci
bly causes Pauline to be seated.
Will she sign? Dick is ready to
spring forward, if he sees her about
to give way. She takes the paper in
her hands and reads every eye is
bent upon her she slowly picks up
the pen. digs it in the ink, and. as
Dick takes a step forward, draws a
heavy black cross over the entire face
of the document
Exclamations burst out on all sides,
and more than one Mexican oath is
heard. Lopez looks as black as a
thunder-cloud, though he smiles in a
crueLway, as 'only a Mexican can.
"Ah! yon will give us the trouble
to make out a new document It is
easily done. Understand, you go not
forth until you have signed. This
time there Is no dashing cowboy to
fly to your rescue; we have looked
after him, senorita. If yon refuse to
sign, this night sees his death."
Here is a new factor brought to
bear her love for Dick. It may in
fluence her more than anything else.
The man In the door-way hears this
threat with a feeling of rage; he can
restrain himself but little longer, and
then a Texan cloud-burst will sweep
into that library, threatening to over
come all before it
"You are cruel; you are contempti
ble! What has any one else to do
with my business? You would scruple
at nothing In order to further your
designs," she cries.
"That is just where you are right,
senorita," gloats the hidalgo, seeing
signs of relenting.
"She gives in! we have won!" ex
claims more than one among those
"Yon are wrong; I will not sign;
Mr. Denver Is capable of looking after
himself," comes her answer, and the
expectant faces darken again.
Then nothing remains but force.
Yon have said I am cruel; yon compel
bm tobo so., .Consider yourself a
prisoner, Senorita Panline Westerly;
a prisoner whose fate depends upo
her discretion in writing her bum.
Jose! Sancho! once more lay koli
upon our fair captive."
"Hands oft, there!"
These words come in a rear; tho
steam-gauge has burst under the tre
mendous strain, a human cyclone
rushes through the door-way, and up
to the men who are about to obey
their friend and master, by laying
hands upon the girl who dares defy
Upon them Dick Denver plunges
with all the speed of a wild-cat engine,
and when the impact has come two
Mexican gentlemen are seen flying in
as many different directions with an
impetus that is alarming, while their
impelling power, the man who has
come upon the scene thus suddenly,
stands there, facing the whole room
ful of people.
Pauline sees, she comprehends, she
gasps, in a happy delirium:
"Thank Heaven! It is my hero, it
The storm that races down the
Sierra Madres through arroyo and
barranca, cutting woods and chapar
ral in its way, does not produce more
consternation than the coming of this
human hurricane, before which Jose
and Sancho have gene down in con
fusion. Senor Lopez starts back in alarm:
his crafty black eyes are fixed upon
the face of the man; he sees the
driver who was hired to serve him,
looks further, and discovers more.
"The accursed Americano!" he
hisses, his swarthy face expressing
the utmost rage, for already has Dick
Denver played havoc with his plans,
and a man of his fiery temper cannot
stand being balked.
Dick knows he is In the midst of
men who have reason to hate him; he
believes that more than one carries a
cuchillo that they would willingly
baptize in his blood, consequently,
after having sent the two men into
different corners, with his firsts, he
draws out something that will go
farther, something with which a man
can overtake an enemy who may be
fleeing from him, and fifty feet away,
since a bullet is gifted with the wings
of the lightning.
"Gentlemen all. this lady is under
my protection; I mean to see her
safely to her hotel, and the man who
interferes does it at his peril! I am
an American, Dick Denver is my
name, and any one who wants satis
faction will find me at the Iturbe.
Now stand back, every one.
"Oh, Mr. Denver!"
"Come, Miss Pauline, we must leave
this inhospitable house." he cries.
"Mercy!" moans the wretched se
nora, whose hospitality has been so
abused by her husband, one of the
worst things a Spaniard could do.
(To Be Continued.)
THE PLOT THAT FAILED.
Governor Found Himself in a Pre
dicament and Schemed to
Squirm Out of It
A couple of years ago a governor of
one of the southern states went to
Palm Beach, Florida, for a short holi
day. He registered at one of the mag
nificent hotels and was assigned to a
luxurious suite of rooms. He was com
fortably installed, relates Lippincott's,
when a friend came in to call on him.
"This is a wonderful apartment they
have given you," said the visitor.
"Why, yes," replied the governor,
"I've never enjoyed such luxury in my
life. Never saw such a place! They
just showed me to these rooms, but
I've been wondering if they realized
that I was a poor man. What do yon
suppose they'll charge me?"
"Well, governor," answered the
other, "I happen to know about that
The last man, a railroad president
from New York, paid $75 a day for
these very rooms."
"Scissors to grind," cried the unfor
tunate politician, "I've only got 150.
I'll have to leave at once. But look
here, Jim, I don't want to confess I
can't pay for at least on day so yon
go down to the station and telegraph
me to come home at once. I will meet
you at the station within an hour."
When the governor arrived at the
station he found the friend waiting
as he had arranged.
"You got my telegram all right?"
"Got it!" said the governor in a
despairing voice, "I should say so. I
believe I am the unluckiest man alive.
Why, when I went to ask for my bill
what do you suppose the clerk said?
He told me there was no bill said
they would be honored if I stay a
CLOTHES HELP CIVILIZE.
Philippine Savages Were Hade Peace
able by Introduction of
"Why do yon want this, and what do
you come here for, anyhow?" ques
tioned, at one of these meetings, the old
sultan of Bayabao, writes R. L. Bullard,
In Atlantic, after I had just finished
dealing out quinine to him and his beg
ging retinue one raw, rainy day. "We
are satisfied as we are," he added, ve
hemently, as he sat shivering In bare
feet thin shirt, and flimsy trousers be
fore me, well, warmly, and dryly clad.
"Have yon such shoes and clothes as
I to warm yonr body and protect your
feet? Oh have yon such medicines as I
have just given you to cure your sick
ness?" I answered. "Do you know how
to make them?" He was silent and the
great crowd listened. "We do, and have
come to show you. That Is why."
To this day he and his people have not
fought the Americans, nor resisted their
No More Swinging.
Mother Monkey What's the mat
ter, dear? Why are you crying?
Little Monk The teacher told me
I'd evolute into a human being some
day and 111 have to lose my taiL
Detroit Free Press.
"What's the matter. Jack?
look cut up."
"I am. You know, I came 30t miles
to see Miss Hardcastle. Well, I called
on her last night and, by mistake,
sent up my pawn ticket Instead of my
London saloon keepers say that they
are likely to be driven oat of business
whenever a large Jewish population
settles In their neighborhood. Tho
Jews are reported to be mack more
abstemious In the use of liquors than
A father in England is never much
good at a wedding. He is nsnally
cross and commercial; chinking off
what the job will cost him. Loads.
Opinion and To-day.
For Healthful Existence.
A sunny, cheerful view of life rest
ing on truth and fact co-existing with
practical aspirations ever to make
things, eelf and men better than they
are that, I believe, is the true health
ful poetry of existence.
Let no man venture to lay hand on
Shakespeare's works thinking to im
prove anything essential; he will bo
sure to punish himself. A. W.
WORST CASE OF ECZEMA.
Spread Rapidly Over Body Limbo
and Arms Had to Be Bandaged
Marvelous Cure by Cuticura,
"My son, who is now twenty-two
years of age, when be was four
months old began to have eczema on
nis face, spreading quite rapidly until
he was nearly covered. We had all
the doctors around us, and some from
larger places, but no one helped him
a particle. The eczema was something
terrible, and the doctors said it was
the worst case they ever saw. At
times his whole body and face were
covered, all but his feet I had to
bandage his limbs and arms; his
scalp was just dreadful. A friend
teased me to try Cuticura, and I be
gan to use all three of the Cuticura
Remedies. He was better in two
months; and in six months he was
well. Mrs. R. L. Risley. Piermont.
N. H., Oct, 24, 1905."
The man who is too good for any
thing is often good for nothing.
Torture of Women.
It was a terrible torture that Mrs.
Gertie McFarland, of King's Mountain,
N. C, describes, as follows: "I suf
fered dreadful periodical pain, and be
came so weak I was given up to die,
when my husband got me Wine of
Cardul. The first dose gave relief, and
with 3 bottles I am up doing my work.
I cannot say enough in praise of Car
dul." A wonderful remedy for wom
en's ills. At druggists; $1.00.
He who lays out each day with
prayer leaves it with praise.
Try Garfield Tea! It purifies the blood,
cleanses the system, brings good health.
The wisdom from above will sw
known by its works below.
U. 8. NAVY enlists for four year
young men of good character and sound
physical condition between the ages of
17 and 25 as apprentice seamen: oppor
tunities for advancement: pay J1S to J7S
a month. Electricians, machinists. Mack
smiths, coppersmiths, yeomen (clerks),
carpenters, shipfitters. firemen, musi
cians, cooks, etc., between 21 and 35 years
enlisted In special ratings with suitable
pay; hospital apprentices 18 to 28 years.
Retirement on three-fourths pay and al
lowances after 30 years service. Appli
cants must be American citizens.
Free transportation from place ef en
listment to Naval Station, and free outfit
of clothing, amounting to J43. furnished
every recruit. Upon discharge, frea
transportation to place of enlistment For
full particulars address Navy Recrultlsa;
Station. Postofflce Building. Omaha. Neb..
or Navy Recruiting Statloa. BURR
BLOCK. 12th and O Sts.. Lincoln. Neb.
You cannot measure a man's right
eousness by his reticence.
Lewis' Single Binder Cigar has a rich
taste. Your dealer or Lewis Factory,
Righteousness is never setter for
taking a rest
Mrs. Isaac W. Austill, of Chestnut
Ridge, N. C, tells a strange story of
great suffering. "I was In bad con
dition for months, but got no relief.
My periods had stopped, an but tho
pain. After taking part of a bottle ot
Wine of Cardul, nature worked prop
erly and without pain. I advise all
suffering women to use Cardul." A
pure specific remedy for women's Ills.
11.00, at druggists.
RICHARD MANSFIELD'S PHIL
OSOPHY. We have now the production whieh
is all scenery, costumes, mechanics,
hnmbugs and cheap literature.
We are altogether too prone to
think evil of our neighbors and to try
to do them eviL We scowl too much;
we smile too little.
Well bred people nowadays dine at
home before they go to a dinner parry,
and then rush off after dinner to am
unloving game of bridge.
In certain sections of New York
City the sun never penetrates to tho
streets, and the germs, therefore, aro
not destroyed by Its beneficial rays.
When hats and indifference have
killed love, this earth will become as
cold as the moon, and there will ho
nothing living hut a few big, eoM.
slimy, bloodless slugs.
When you have climbed to tho top
of the hill, if you keep on going yon
must go down the other side, or elso
turn around and go down the side yon
have climbed np, or else stt down onv
top and freeze.
It is -very difficult to keep on strik
ing twelve every night Tho boll
tongue wears out after 'awhile. hl
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