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Thousands of American women
pi our homes are daily sacrificing
their lives to duty.
In order to keep the home neat
and pretty, the children well dressed
and tidy, women overdo. A female
weakness or displacement is often
broughton and they suffer in silence,
drifting along from bad to worse,
knowing well that they ought to
hav6 help to overcome the pains and
aches which daily make life a burden.
It is to these faithful women that
comes as a lxxm and a blessing,
as it did to Mrs. F. Ellsworth, of
Mayville, X. Y., and to Mrs. W. P.
Boyd, of Beaver Falls, Pa., who say:
I was not able to do my own work,
owing to the female trouble from which
I suffered. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
tableCora pound helped me wonderfully,
and I am so vtreU that I can do as big a
day's work a? I ever did. I wish every
sick woman .vomd try it.
FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN.
For thirty yrors Lydia E. Fink
ham's Vegetable Compound, made
from roots and herbs, has been the
standard remedy for female ills,
and has positively cured thousands of
women who have been troubled with
displacements, inflammation, ulcera
tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities,
periodic pains, backache, that bearing-down
feeling, flatulency, indiges
tion,dizzinesg,or nervous prostration.
Why don't you try it ?
Mm. Piakbam invites all sick
waan to write her for advice.
She has fraMed thoasaads to
waita. Adores, Isjmm,
A LITTLE DOMESTIC JAR.
She You (shriek) brute, before we
married (shriek), (shriek) you said
mamma could conic and see us as
often (shriek) as she pleased.
He (meekly) Yes, dear; but she
has ceased to please.
'I don't think it is so nice to have a
truthful child." said she. "Xot so
truthful a child as my neighbor has
across the hall. The other morning I
missed my japer that is left at my
door. 1 knocked and asked her if she
had seen it She said no, but her
small son, aged five, ran to the table
?nd got it and brought it to me.
" 'Here, he said, 'mamma took it to
read it. but you can have it. She is
through with it now.' "
Starch, like everything else, is be
ing constantly improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 25 years
ago are very different and inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Defiance Starch all in
jurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another ingredient, in
vented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached "by other brands.
Not for Murphy.
Mr. Murphy Oi want to buy a pair
Clerk Here's something I believe
will just suit you. It's a suede glove.
Mr. Murphy Niver. begorra! Oi
want Irish gloves. Swade gloves, in
dade! Kansas City Times.
OVER NINE MILLION (0.300,000)
SOLD THIS YEAR.
Saks Lewis Single Binder cigars for
year 1907 more tbaa SSa,ets
OAKS SOT "'V''''
Oaality brings the basil
Try It on the Piano.
There .was a young chap in Dos Moines
Who ordered a T bone sirlolnes.
Said the waiter: "Not so.
Sir. unless you can show
A sufficient amount of des coines."
Sing at Your Work.
Whenever the baby at midnight
Js inclined to be noisy and tearful.
Whatever you do.
As you tramp the house through.
Oh. do not forget to be cheerful.
The State Capital
Matters ef Geaeral Interest
Nebraska's Seat ef Gov
Nebraska Dairy Business.
During the recent session of the
State Dairymen's association in this
city Secretary Bassett reviewed the
' dairy industry of the state and sub
mitted statistics showing the, growth
of the business for a number of years.
He said it is practically impossible to
gather reliable statistics' of the
amount of butter sold and the number
of milk cows, because milk cows ars
kept on all of the 121,100 farms in the
state, to say nothing of the amount of
butter manufactured by the various
creameries. The most reliable statis
tics are those gathered by the govern
ment on this subject. The following
shows the number of milk cows for a
period of years beginning with 1880.
when there were 1G1.187; 1890 there
were 505,945; in 1900 there were 512,
544; in 1905 there were 669,334, and in
1907 the estimated number is 870,135.
The amount of creamery butter manu
factured during the same years was
65,772 iouiuls. 6,976,735 pounds, 11,
726,190 pounds, 21,646,270 pounds, and
in 1907, 30,000,000 pounds.
Mr. Bassett complimented the state
railway commission on its schedule of
, cream rates which it promulgated. He
showed the new schedule affected the
various stations as follows: Out of
73S stations in Nebraska the original
214 which had special rates remain the
same, except there is a small reduc
tion in distances over sixty miles; on
428 stations there is a reduction on the
short haul of from 18 to 25 per cent;
on the long haul an increase of from
3 to 4 per cent. This advance is not
over the old rates, but on the special
rates put in by the railroads. On the
distance tariff the rates are greatly reduced.
No Elevator for State House.
'The chances are slim for the install
ation of a passenger elevator in the
state house, although the legislature
intended to provide this facility. Many
offices are now located on the third
floor, but the stairway route js long
and tortuous. Secretary of State Jun
kin said he did not believe the funds
provided would be enough. Land Com
missioner Eaton said he was -not cer
tain, but he hoped for the best Nearly
one year has elapsed since the legis
lature made the appropriation for elec
tric wiring for thecapitol building and
the work has not been commenced.
The wire for the penitentiary power
plant has not yet been completed to
the capitol, governor's mansion and
home for the friendless. Two thou
sand was allowed for this work and if
the elevator is provided the money
will have to bs taken from an item of
$3,000 for incidentals, if any remains
in that fund when all bills are paid.
Land Commissioner Eaton sas-s the
furnishing of light to the capitol. gov
ernor's mansion and home for the
friendless wil lsave a total light bill
-of aoout $3,000 a year. The cost of
lighting the state house alone is from
$1,600 to $2,000 a year.
Report on State Fair.
The state board of agriculture met
at the Lindell hotel and after listening
to the reports of its officers spent the
time in a discussion of the committee
appointed to raise the premium list.
The report of Secretary Mellor re
viewed the crop reports for the year
and the state fair, and he gave the
statement of the finances of the board
in detail as follows:
.lair. IT. 1907. balance on Iinnd. $37,406.1:!
1907 concessions $ !027.4j
State warrant 2.000.00
Coupon tickets S.422.-5
Stalls, horse $322
Stalls, cuttle MX
Pens, swine 699
Pens, cheep 39 1.613.00
Dray licenses 11 8.00
Shorthorn special pre
Admission tickets 41.161.00 6S.149.SR
Warrants paid 79.463.91
Balance on hand at close of
year 1907 $ 26.091.79
Schedule of Feeding Rates.
A schedule of feeding rates to apply
on the Union Pacific railroad from
corn supply centers to the towns in
the vicinity of both Genoa and Central
City were adopted by the state rail
way commission, accepted as satisfac
tory by C. J. Lane, assistant general
freight agent, and will go into effect
immediately. The rates apply to
points within 150 miles of the feeding
Call for State Warrants.
State Treasurer Brian has issued a
call for state warrants to the amount
of $90,000 and university warrants to
the amounts of $16,000, to be present
ed for payment At this time there
is no warrant outstanding drawing in
terest that is not owned by the state.
Fees for Hunting and Fishing.
Chief Game Warden Carter has com
piled a statement showing the license
fees received by the state for the issu
ance of fishing and hunting licenses
since the license law went into effect
It shows a constant increase, as fol
lows: 1901, $2,628; 1902. $4,032; 1903,
$4,564; 1904. $3,439; 1905, $6,742; 1906,
$7,510; 1907. $7,705. The appropria
tions made by the legislature for the
fish and game commission, including
the state hatchery, have not been com
piled. The amount set aside was $25,-530.
Railroads Resist Oil Rates.
The order of the Nebraska railway
commission requiring railroads to re
duce rates on petroleum 30' per cent
below the rates in force1 June 27 of
last year, the order to become effect
ive January 25. has been met by the
railroads with a dead silence, with the
exception of the St. Joe & Grand
Island. This road has notified the
commission that it will enforce the or
der under protest It alleges that the
proposed rates are not regarded as af
fording a reasonable compensation
ft and gives notice of contest.
"A Sane and Feasible Plan for Com
pletely Eradicating Animal Tubercu
losis from the Country Within One or
Two Years, Without One Cent of Cost
or .Loss. In 'Excess of Present Losses."
This was the topic of an address de
livered by Prof. Burton Rogers of
Manhattan, Kas., before the annual
convention of the Nebraska State VeO
erinarian Medical association. Mr.
Rogers, who is a professor in the vet
erinary department of the Kansas
State Agricultural college, believes he
has a plan by which tuberculosis can
be exterminated among domestic ani
mals. Prof. Wayne Dinsmore of the Iowa
Agricultural college at Ames gave a
stock-judging demonstration at the
opening of the convention, showing
how to Judge hogs from the packers'
standpoint and from the breeders'
The officers of the association are:
G. R. Young of Omaha, president; Dr.
H. Jensen of Weeping Water, secre
tary, and Dr. W. H. Tuck of Sutton,
vice president' Other' addresses were
made by Dr. Young, Dr. C. C. Hall and
Dr. A. T. Peters of the Nebraska ex
Legislative Act Is Void.
" Money loaners may proceed to obtain
deficiency judgments, notwithstanding
the act of the legislature of 1897.
Chapter 95 of the session laws of 1897.
relating to deficiency judgments, which
repealed sections 847 and 849 of the
code of civil procedure and to amend
section 848 of the code of civil pro
cedure by striking out the last five
words of said section, namely, "unless
authorized by the court," is declared
void by the supreme court in the case
of Benjamin F. Mcrre, appellant,
against Robert F. Neese et al., appel
lees, a suit appealed -from Sioux coun
ty. Following is the syllabus of Com
missioner Ames opinion: "When the
legislative journals show affirmatively
that a bill which has passed one house
has been amended in the other before
final passage thereby, and that such
amendments have not been concurred
in by the house in which the measure
originated, and also show affirmative
ly that such amendments have not
been receded from with the assent of
a majority of all the members elected
to the house by which they were made,
the bill is void as a measure of legislation."
I An QhlmeL, Lrammnm
"Miranda," said '? mistress, "you
are a good coo, a;?-'. 1 ;ust "know that
yon are too good fo.v n.? i keep. Some,
man will come atom; re of these days
. and Induce you to ntrryaun."
"O, no, mum," 'inswered' Miranda,
fervently. "I've lived with you and'
your 'usband too long to want ever to
There are two conclusions to be
drawn from the reply of the faithful
servant; one is that she was loyal to
her - employers, the -other is as it
Moravian Barley and Speltz,
two great cereals, makes growing and fat
tening hogs and cattle possible in Oak..
Mont., Ida.. Colo., yes. everywhere, and
add to above Saber's Billion Dollar Grata,
the 12 ton Hay wonder Teosrate, which
produces 80 tons of green fodder per acre.
Emperor William' Oat prodigy, etc.. and
other rare farm seeds that they offer.
just crrr this out asd beturx it
with 10c in stamps for packing, etc., to the
John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse. Wis.,
and get their big catalog and lots of farm
seed samples. K. & W.
In the Language.
"Some one has said that a kiss Is
the language of love," remarked the
young man' in the parlor scene.
"Well," rejoined the fair maid' on
the far end of the sofa, "why don't you
Set busy and say something?"'
Hastings Man Superstitious.
A. H. Cramer, a notary public of
Hastings, is afraid of the figure 13.
Recently he wrote in for a notary com
mission and it was sent to him dated
anuary 13. Secretary Junkin received
a letter from him saying that his old
commission expired in 1907, but rather
than get a commission which expired
in 1903 he waited until January, 1908,
before writing for a renewal. When
the new commission came dated Janu
ary 13 it scared him, and he asked
that he be given a new commission
with some other date besides 13 in it
He even offered to pay an extra dol
lar to get the new commission. Tho
secretary complied with his wishes,
and now Cramer's commission is dated
McBrien to Speak at Chicago.
State Superintendent McBrien has
received the congratulations of state
officers by reason of the invitation ex
tended to him to be one of the speak
ers at the Marquette club banquet to
be given in Chicago on Lincoln's birth
day. It was by a speech delivered to
this club that Senator Beveridge at
tracted national attention and became
an object of interest to Chautauqua
managers. Since McBrien has an
nounced that he does not intend to be
a candidate for re-election his friends
are predicting for him the lecture platform.
Burr on the Carpet.
An order was issued by the supreme
court directing L. C. Bur to appear be
fore the court, February 3, and show
cause why his brief, filed in the case
of Lucy A. Colby against Mary J. Fox
wcrthy, should not be stricken from
the files for the "contemptuous, inso
lent and scurrilous language contained
therein." The case has been before
the supreme court on four occasions.
Nebraska Cement Users.
The Nebraska Cement users' asso
ciation will meet in this city February
4, 5, 6 and 7. The meetings will be
held in- the auditorium of-the new
Temple building, and exhibits will be
placed on the lower floor. While this
association is known as the Nebraska,
the territory actually included is this
state, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Da
kota and eastern Colorado.
Wants Nebraska Post Cards.
Mamie McDonald, a pupil of the pub-'
lie schools of Dayton, Ore., wants one
dozen post cards showing points of in
terest in Nebraska, including the state
capitol. She has written to Governor
Sheldon asking him to contribute one
dozen for an album to be made up by
the school from post cards of the vari
ous states. No one is barred from
sending the cards.
No Reduced Express Rate.
The state railway commission, by a
vote of two to one, refused to order a
reduction in express rates of 25 per
cent-of what is. classified as "general
specials." Commissioner Williams
made the motion to order the reduc
tion and justified his action by saying
the list of articles comprised in "gen
eral specials" is at least 60 per cent
of the total business dene by the com
panies, and is not Included in the re
duction covered by the' Sibley law o7
25 per cent Commissioners Winnett
and Clarke opposed the reduction.
,The Reason for Marrying.
"They say that he married her for
"And what did he do when she lost
"He lost his reason." Harvard
Corn Improvers' Association.
Prof. C. G. Williams of the Ohio Ex
periment station at Wooster, O., deliv
ered the chief address at the opening
meeting of the annual convention of
the Nebraska Corn Improvers' associa
tion. C. P. Hartley of Washington,
D. C. who acted as judge of the corn
show, spoke on shows of that kind,
comparing the corn shows of other
states with the Nebraska exhibition.
Prof. L. W. Chase gave a talk on corn
machinery and co-operation among
farmers in growing the better grades
important to Klothe.c. '
Examine carefully every bottle ol
CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy for
infant's and children, and see that it
In Use For Over 30 Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
It is vain to be always looking to
wards the future, and never acting to
ward it Boyes.
Don't worry about your complexion
take Garfield Tea, the Herb laxative and
blood-purifier! An improvement will be
seen in a week.
Ton can't make good ginger ale if
anything ails the ginger.
There was a young man of Slough,
Who was singing "The Mistletoe Bough;
When his uncle said: "Fred,
As the young lady Is dead.
Why on earth make this terrible row?
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NEURALGIA. STITCHES, LAMENESS. CRAMP
TWINGES. TWITCHES FROM WET OR DAMP .
ALL BRUISES. SPRAINS. A WRENCH OR TWIST
THIS SOVEREIGN REMEDY f HEY CANT RESIST
ST JACOBS OIL
Prick 25c and 60c
Those Delicious Lempn Pies.
The kind that "make Tour mouth
ter' are easily made with no fussing and
at least possible expense if you use
-vuwxr. i-reparation. ucurt hesitate.
Try it and tell your friends. At grocers,
10 cents. Three kinds: Lemon, Choco
late and Custard.
A New Excuse.
' "What do you mean by coining
home at this time in the morning?"
" 'Tain't my fault, my dear. They'd
all gone, and I didn't have any one
to talk to!"
Many Old People Suffer from
Bronchial Affections particularly at
this time of year. Brown's Bronchial
Troches give immediate relief.
After the First Kiss.
Geraldine Well, I like that!
Gerald All right: have another.
ON'LT ONE "BKOMO QUININE"
That is LAXATIVE BBOMOQUIKIKK. Look far
tbe signature of K. W. UllOVK. Used Uw Wort
The more judgment a man has, the
slower and the more careful will he be
to condemn. Maurer.
Mrs. Wtastow Soothing Sjrm.
For cblldrca teetbbw, aofttaa tbe eun, redscea fe
However things may seem, no evil
thing is success, and no good thing
failure. Samuel Longfellow.
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LIVE STOCK AND
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FORj SALE cAT THE
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FOR SOLDIERS AND HEIRS
All federal soldiers and sailors who serred N dsyt
between UCl and 18GB and wbobumextc-aded lesatfeaa
iGvacresbeforeJnBeS3.UR. ate entitled toadditlonal
homestead right which 1 buy. if soldier Is dead. Ms
find s o soldier relaUTe who went West or Soata
after the war and homesteaded jcuremment land.
UetbBfcyaiMtmakrsomerasrBionry. Write IIknkv
W. Copf. Washington. I. C- for farther sarticalars.
ear Seles. Ore.. The Cherry City "am the heaatifst
Wlilaateue Hirer. IIoKwalanaaafntefanSawar
peracre. net: dairy tarsia say CMfeJni-
illaseue Hirer. IIop. walnn aad f rait farms
o per acre, net: dairy zama nay BMB:
ter acre: niaiBrorrd.l
wo. .KxcnrsJoa rates to Maleas In starch sad April.
rorlalorBuuion address. Board of Trade. Heiesm,0B.
starcaw catty 12
Commissioner Smith vs. The Standard Oil Co.
From the Railway World, January j, 1908.
Hr. Herbert Knox Smith, whose zeal In the Chicago. They terminate atDolton, from which
cause of economic reform has been in no wise point entrance is made over the Belt Line,
abated by the panic which he and his kind did Whiting, where the oil f reightoriglRates, is not
so much to bring on, is out with An answer to on the lines of the Chicago ft Eastern Illinois,'
President Moffett, of the Standard Oil Com- which receives its Whiting freight from the
pany of Indiana. Tbe publication of. this an- Belt Line at Bolton. The former practice, now
swer, it is officially given out. was delayed sev- discontinued, in filing tariffs was 'to make
eral weeks, "for business reasons," because it them read from a point on the line of the ill
was not deemed advisable to further excite ing road, and it was also general to state on
the public mind, which was profoundly dls- the same sheet, that the tariff would apply to
turbed by the crisis. Now that tbe storm other points, e. g., Whiting. Tbe Chicago &
clouds have rolled by, however, the Conimis- Eastern Illinois followed this practice in filing
sioner rushes again into the fray. its rate from Dolton.'and making a note on
Our readers remember that the chief points the sheet that is applied to Whiting. This was
in the defence of the Standard Oil Company, as in 1895 when this method of filing tariffs was
presented by President Moffett, were (1) that in common use. ' ,
the date of six cents on oil from Whiting to Now let ll8 see in what way the
East St. Louis.has.been issued to the Standard- sMper of oi, colll(1 be mIsled and deceived by
Oil Company as the lawful rate by employes the fact that tne chicago & Eastern Illinois
of the Alton, (2) that the 18-cent rate on file had not filed a rate reading from wwu
with thelntcrstate Commerce Commission was commissioner Smith contends that "conceal-
a class and not a commodity rate, never being ment , s the only motive for such a circuItous
intended to apply to oil. (3) that oil was arrangement," i. e., that this method of filing
shipped In large quantities between Whiting the rate was intended to misiead intending
and East St. Louis over the Chicago & East- 0-, of tht, standard on rnmnnnv
era Illinois at 6 cents per hundred pounds, Suppose Buch a prospective oil refiner had ap-
nuiuu lias ueca iiieu wiiu iue luiensiaie vum-
Tilted to the Interstatp Cnmmerra f!nmmlsslnn
merce Commission as the lawful rate, and (4) for the rate from chIcago to Eas-t st-
that the 18-cent rate on oil was entirely out of over tne Chicago & 33 I11Inotot he would
proportion to lawful rates on other commodi- have been informed that the only rate filed
ties between these points of a similar char- with commission by this company was 6
acter, and of greater value, such, for example, eg- from jjoiton, and he would have been
as linseed oil. the lawful rate on which was further informed, if indeed he did not know
eight cents President Moffett also stated that this already, that this rate applied throughout
thousands of tons of freight had been sent by Chicago territory. So that whether he wished
other shippers between .these points under to locate hls lant atImiting. or anywhere
substantially -the same conditions 1 as governed else about Chicago, under an arrangement of
the shipments of the Standard OH Company. long 8tanding and wnich appe8 to M ,n
This defence of the Standard Oil Company dustrial towns in the neighborhood of Chlca
was widely quoted and has undoubtedly exert- go he could have his freight delivered over
ed a powerful Influence upon the public mind, the Belt Line to the Chicago & Eastern I11I
Naturally the Administration, which has nois at Dolton and transported to East St
staked the success of its campaign against rg at a rate of 6, cents. Where then is
the "trusts" upon the result of its attack upon the concealment which the Commissioner of
this company, endeavors to offset this influ- Corporations makes so much of? Any rate
ence, and hence the new deliverance of Com- from Dolton on the Eastern Illinois or Cbap
missioner Smith. pen on the Alton, or Harvey on the Illinois
We need hardly to point out that his rebut- Central, or Blue Island on-the Rock Island,
tal argument is extremely weak, although as applies throughout Chicago territory to ship
strong, no doubt, as the circumstances would ments from any other point in the district,
warrant l?e answers the points made by Presl- So far from the Eastern Illinois filing its rate
dent Moffett substantially as follows: (1) The from Dolton in order to deceive the shipper,
Standard Oil Company had a traffic department, it is the Commissioner of Corporations who
and should have known that the six-cent rate either betrays his gross ignorance of transpor
had not been filed, (2) no answer, (3) the Chi- tation customs in Chicago territory or relies
cago & Eastern Illinois rate was a secret rate on the public ignorance of these customs to
because it read, not from Whiting, but from deceive the public too apt to accept unques
Dolton. which is described as "a Village of tioningly every statement, made by a Govern
about 1,500 population just outside of Chicago, ment official as necessarily true, although, as
Its only claim to note is that it has been for in the present instance, a careful examination
many years the point of origin for this and shows these statements to be false.
similar secret rates." The Commissioner ad- . q,a fl- .. . . . . .
mits'in describing this rate that there was a .JflJZT Jy ?ldT "?
note attached stating that the rate could also J ,ther m""? character similar
iw vii bcic uuueu ai uiucu tuwer rwi.es Miau
be used from Whiting.
18 cents, the Commissioner of Corporations
, The press has quite generally hailed this discusses onlv with tho .rr .. h
statement of the Commissioner of Corpora- 'reasonableness' of this rate Is not in question.
tJons as a conclusive refutation of what is evi- The question Is whether this rate constituted
dently recognized as the strongest rebuttal a discrimination as against other shippers of
argument advanced by the Standard. on and he also makes much of the faiinre of
In fact it is as weak and Inconclusive as the President Moffett to produce before the grand
remainder of his argument The lines of the jury evidence of the alleged illegal acts of
Chicago & Eastern Illinois do not run into which the Standard Oil official said that other
large shippers in the territory bad been guilty.
Considering the fact that these shippers in
cluded the packers and elevator men of Chi
cago the action of the grand jury in calling
upon President Moffett to furnish evidence of
their wrong-doing may be interpreted as a de
mand for an elaboration of the obvious; but
the fact that a rate-book containing these
freight fates for other shippers was offered in
evidence during the trial and ruled out by
Judge, Landis, was kept out of sight. Presi-
dent Moffett would not, of course, accept the
invitation of the grand jury although he might
have been pardoned if he had referred them
-to various official investigations by the Inter
slate Commerce Commission and other de
partments of the Government.
We come back, therefore, to the conclusion
of the whole matter, which is that the Stand
ard Oil Company of Indiana was fined an
amount equal to seven or eight times the val
ue of its entire .property, because its traffic
department did not verify the statement of
the Alton rate clerk, that the six-cent commod
ity rate on oil had been properly filed with the
Interstate Commerce Commission. There is no
evidence, and none was introduced at the trial,
that any shipper of oil from Chicago territory
had been interfered with by the 18-cent rate
nor that the failure of tbe Alton to file its six
cent rate had resulted in any discrimination
against .any independent shipper, we must
take this on tbe word of the- Commissioner
of Corporations and of Judge Landis. Neither
is it denied even by Mr. Smith that the "inde
pendent" shipper of oil, whom he pictures as
being driven out of business by this discrim
ination of the Alton, could have shipped all
the oil he desired to ship from Whiting via
Dolton over the lines of the Chicago & East
ern Illinois to East St. Louis. In short. Presi
dent Moffett's defence is still good, and we
predict will be so declared by the higher court.
The Standard Oil Company has been charged
with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors.
Beginning with the famous Rice of Marietta,
passing down to that apostle of popular liber
ties, Henry Demarest Lloyd, with his Wealth
Against the Commonwealth, descending by
easy stages to Miss Tarbell's offensive person
alities, we finally reach the nether depths of
unfair and baseless misrepresentation in the
report of the Commissioner fjf Corporations.
The Standard has been charged with every
form of commercial piracy and with most of
the crimes on the corporation calendar.. After
long years of strenuous attack, under the
leadership of the President of the United
States, the corporation is at last dragged to
the bar of justice to answer for its misdoings.
The whole strength of the Government Is di
rected against it, and at last, we are told, the
Standard Oil Company is to pay the penalty of
its crimes, and it is finally convicted of hav
ing failed to verify the statement of a rate
clerk and Is forthwith fined a prodigious sum.
measured by the car. Under the old criminal
law, the theft of property worth more than a
shilling was punishable by death. Under the
interpretation of the Interstate Commerce law
by Theodore Roosevelt and Judge Kenesaw
Landis. a technical error of a traffic official is
made the excuse for the confiscation of a vast
amount of property.
By the way, are you acquainted with
any man who flatters his wife!
. .We Sell Guns and Traps Cheap
Buy furs and hides, or tan them for robes
t, rugs. N. W. Hide & Fur Co.. Minneapolis.
Talk is cheap unless a lawyer It
handing it out
It's easy for the average man to
make a bad break.
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When you need a medicine for women's ills, we urge you earnestly to take Car-
dui. Cardui is a woman's medicine. It is not for men, but only for such women as
suffer from the ills peculiar to women. Therefore, you should take
if sick, because it has helped others who suffered as you do. Mrs. Bettie Arp, of
Menlo, Ga., writes: "I was troubled with female complaint for twelve months. The
doctors treated me, but did me little good, so I took Cardui, and it saved my life."
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