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, TTTR CWAITA PTNDAT BEE: XOVEMHEIt IS, 1906.
GAMBLING WITH MEDICINES
cculttori Iirich ThenW.vai at tha
Ixpeaie of fick Humanity.
PRICE OF DRUGS ARTIFICIALLY RAISED
llrnrtlese Corablnea Filch Money from
the Pnrkfti of th Afflicted
How tht Gam la Worked
and tb Reaalta.
W. Crawford Hlrsh, until recently drug
market editor of the Oil. Paint and Drug
Ileporter, proaenta In the New Tork Inde
pendent an Instructive account drawn
from Lie experience of the mothoda af
drug apeculatora, by which the price of
drug necessary to the tick are artificially
ralaed and fluctuated for the benent of
the speculators. He aaya, in part:
There are many cases of sickness in
which the physician prescribes a certain
medicine the place of which nothing els
ran take. The saving of hundreds of
human lives depends, therefore, upon the
unrestrained supply of the cardinal drugs
And yet two attempts to "corner"
opium are part of the history of the "y ne syndicate that controls ita pro
drug trade, and speculation In this drug j "ction Is out of all proportion to the
Is as rampart today aa ever. How vital actual cost, there are only a few favored
a drug opium Is may be seen from the ; flrms to whom the syndicate will seU
following description of Ita medicinal ; direct, and these must pny for their pur-
properties, as given in the United States
"Opium relieves pain more speedily and
effectually than any other medicine taken
Into the human etemach. If possessed
of no other property than this It would
be entitled to a high consideration. Net
to mention cancer and other instances
of painful disease which are not only
temporarily relieved, but entirely cured by
tho remedy, there Is scarcely a complaint
In the catalog of human ailments In the
treatment of which it la not occasionally
demanded for the relief of suffering,
which. If allowed to continue, might ag
gravate the disorder and protract. If not
prove a cure."
F.videnee of a Combine.
That the speculators think no less of
opium than the physicians Is conolustvely
proven by tho fact that some yeara
, ago they sent prices within a single
week from 14-67 H to $7 a pound. The
present wholesale "market" price Is
twice that of 1892 and 10 per cent higher
than In the early part of the year. As an
explanation for this continual fluctuation
In the price of opium, the apeculatora
have recourse to the threadbare pha3e
of the lay of demand and supply and the
uncertainty of the opium crop In Turkey,
from which country all medicinal opium
comes. Both explanations are not valid.
During the past eighteen years a total of
114,030 cases of opium have been gro'vn in
Turkey, an average of 6,363 cases a year.
The world's demand la between 4,500 and
6,000 cases a year at the most, so that,
a sa matter of fact, there la a consid
erable surplus of the supply over the de
mand. Millions have been made and
lost in opium speculation, and It la not
an unusual thing to read In the so-called
market reports of the drug trade papcra
that "stocks of opium are woll concen
trated," which meana In effect that If
an epidemic were to cause a large dornand
?efor opium, tne price of saving human
lives would be arbitrarily fixed by one or
While there la In New York no regular
drug exchange, such aa that In Mincing
Lane, London, the speculators are kept
In touch with one another through the
medium of brokers who execute buying
and selling orders for drugs much as the
Wall street broker does for stocks and
bonis. .Without fear of contradiction, the
broad statement can be made that not a
single orude drug passes into the hands
of the druggist on the basis of cost plus
a legitimate profit, as one would suppose.
That hazy Institution, "the drug market."
which la dominated by speculative Inter
ests, dictates what you shall pay to get
well, If you are sick.
Corners In Qolnlne.
In some Instances the "bears" have
been known to worst the "bulla." Quinine
today sells wholesale at HV4 cents an
ounce. Some years ago the market price
was an ounce. Allowing for the 20 per
cent duty which was then Imposed on
quinine, as well as for the comparatively
alight decrease In the cost of manufac
ture, there sUU remains ' a difference of
several dollars an ounce between the pres
ent price of quinine and that of twenty
five yeara ago. Into whose pockets did
those $2 or 13, for each ounce of quinine
traded, flow? Largely into those of spec
u'.ators. And who paid them? The suf
ferer from fever or malaria. As late aa
five yeara ago quinine was quoted at twice
its present price and yet the coat of man
ufacturing waa no greater than today,
A London speculator who figured that
j i;u!nlne would go up bought 1,00
1 1 a year or so ago. His 1obs
I yf- amount to 111,000, but he Is a
's .f the l.OOO.OuO ounces for a rise, i
.ulnlne would go up bought 1,006,000 ounces
loasea to date
In Wall Btreet parlance.
Cod liver oil may be appropriately
termed a poor man's medicine. It is one
of the most valuable allies which the
physician has In fighting or at least pre'
venting the spread of the white man's
phiKue, consumption. This year's yield
of Norwegian cod liver oil Is IS per cent
lsrcer than that of 1301, but quotations
are 20 per cent higher and the "bulls
prophesy still further advances.
When measles are epidemic, American
snfrron flowers are a much sought after
drus;. A few years ago these flowers were
quoted at 30 cents a pound. The preva
lence of measles caused the "bulls" to take
a kindly Interest in the drug, and they
sent the price to 11.35. A short time ago
the "hears" had their Inning, and for a
time 80 cents was the prevailing quota
tion. At the present time the speculators
rejoice In what thry are pleased to call
"a recovery of values"; a bad time for
your little ones to get the measlee!
Cocaine, the most popular anesthetic of
I the present day, was recen
mJr tow by the "bears." and, as
tatlons are about half of wl
it fl.'n vau m nam Ctn I V
the present day, wss recently taken in
a result, quo-
hat they were
five years ago. On the other hand, the
"bulls he.ve doubled the price of cascara
" 1 " c. uii.r, tit., i man; yi tu:iIlUIierS
consider as the most valuable laxative
know n to medicine.
The most high-handed maneuver In re-
Hy Electrldty la cheaper than ny
other way If tho power la supplied by
the Ilorusby-.ikroyd Oil KiAgiue.
Ten 16-C. P. Lights one hour for V
to a cent. 'rit3 for catalogue.
MACHINE ("., OK NEW YORK.
OMAHA MAClll.VEKi A SlTFLY CO.
lOtU u4 Doug. bU. Ouxalia, Neb.
cent years was that engineered a few
months ago, when a speculator cornered
all available stocks of pink root (ppln
aella), the most powerful anthelmintic
known to medicine. In January the root
could he had at 45 cents a pound. The
speculator who succeeded in cornering the
mnrket sent the price to tl.25. sold hia
holdings at that figure, and today quota
tion are once more at the normal figure
of E5 cents.
Guarana, a valuable drug, first pro
scribed by Dr. Onrvelle, physician to Dom
Pedro, the into emperor of Brazil, could
be had a few months ago for 75 cents a
pound. A speculator managed to concen
trate stocks In his hands and to double
Potnxslum bromide, a medicament which
has brn employed In almost all diseases
to which human flesh is her. and which !
Is still esteemed by physicians as one of I
the most valuable drugs in nervous ail
ments, epilepsy and convulsions, can be
had today at half Ita last year's prlee,
bemuse the "bears" have proved more
powerful than the 'bulls."
One might extend this Il3t of "doctored"
values to Include almost every drug of
Importance. The few that are not the ob
ject of speculation are controlled ns
monopolies by powerful Interests that fix
prices arbitrarily. The most conspicuous
example of this kind Is iodine. Aside from
mo ibci max me price put on this drug
chases long before they receive them. The
price of mercury is, as every one knows,
fixed by the Rothschilds, whoae word Is
law with the American miners of Quick
It is no exaggeration to say that for
tunes are made and lost every year In
And who foots the bill?
The unfortunate sick who are too proud
to partake of the charity of a free hos
pital and the taxpayers who have to pay
for the medical treatment of the Indigent.
i ne pure food and drug law. which sroes
Into effect next year, will remedy one
great abuse, that of adulterated drugs. One
need not be a socialist to wish for legisla
tion that would put a stop to gambling
Drugs are not a commercial comnioditv:
they are a humane necessity.
The standard of civilization of a nnonte
la Justly measured by their regard for
human life. Surely Americans do not
want to see the means of saving or pro
longing human life the playball of the
most despicable variety of speculation
AS CARL 3CHURZ SAW THEM
Seward the Sorcerer and Douglas the
Parliamentary Pnartllet In the
In the second section of the late Carl
Bchurz's reminiscences, now running in
McClure'a Magazine, there are two Inter
esting pen portraits. Of Seward he said:
There was to me something mysterious
In the small, wiry figure, the thin, sallow
face, the overhanging eyebrows and the
muffled voice of Seward. I had read some
of his speeches and admired especially those
ne nart delivered on the compromise of
"The broad sweep of philosophical rea
soning and the boldness of statement and
prediction I found In them, as well as the
fine flow of their language, had greatly
captivated my imagination. I had pictured
him to myself, as one Is apt to picture
one's heroea, as an Imposing personage
of overawing mien and commanding pres-
"I was much disappointed when I first
saw that quiet little man, who, aa he
moved about on the floor of the senate
chamber, seemed to be on as friendly terms
with the southern senators as with the
northern his speeches were always per
sonally polite to everybody and whose elo
cution waa of dull sound, hardly distinct,
and never had a resonant note of personal
attack or defiance in It
"But he made upon me, aa well aa upon
many others, the Impression of a man who
commanded hidden, occult powers which
he could bring Into play tf he would. In-
aeea, i neara him spoken of as a sort of
political sorcerer who knew all secrets and
who commanded political forces unknown
to all the world except himself and hla
bosom friend. Thurlow Weed, the most
astute, skilful and lndeftlgable political
manager that had ever lived.
"My most diistlnot recollectlona are of
the senate. The mat conaplcuoua figure
In that body was Douglas. He was a
man of low stature, but broad shouldered
and big chested.
"His head, sitting upon a stout, strong
neck, was the very Incarnation of force
ful combatlveness; a square jaw and broad
chin; a rathor large, firm-set mouth; the
nose straight and somewhat thick; quick
piercing eyes with a deep, dark, scowling'
menacing. horizontal wrinkle between
them; a broad forehead, and an abundance
of dark hair, which at that period ho wore
rather long and which, when in excite
ment, he shook and tossed defiantly like a
The whole figure waa compact and
strongly muscular, as If made for constant
flght. He was not Inaptly called tho Ut
ile Giant by hla partisans.
"Ills manner of speech accorded exactly
with hla appearance. His sentences were
clar cut. direct. positive. Thev went
straight to the mark like bullets, and
some times like cannon balla. tearing and
crushing. There was nothing ornate, noth
ing Imaginative In hia language, no attempt
at 'beautiful speaking.'
"Rut It would be difficult to surpass the
clearness and force of statement when his
position was right; or his skill in twisting
."".miiia- me subjects with ex
traneous, unessential matter when he was
wrong, or his defiant tenacity when he was
driven to defend himself, or his keen and
crafty alertness to turn' the defense "to
It ,a ' V ,ha' WnPn "whelmed
with adverse argument he would Issue from
the fray w,th the air af the conquerer -
topa the Hnvairra of Time.
A consular report says tha Ui,n.'..i..
I chemist, ISrunn. olalms to have discovered
a liquid chemical compound which
certsln kinds of matter proof agMnat tha
effects of time. He asserta that It double
the density of nearly every kind of stone
and renders It waterproof. It Imparts to
all metals quaUtle. which defy oxygen and
rust. The profasaor aaya that while travel
ing in Greece aoma twenty-five yeara ago
he noticed that the mortar In atones of
ruins which were known to be 2 yars
old waa as hard, fresh and tenacious as
If It had been made only a year. He ae
cured a piece of the mortar, and haa
bc-en working on It ever since until now
when, he says, he has dlacovered the se
cret. His ddscovery. he claims, will at the
lee at double the life of rr.etsl exposed to the
nr. iu u in Dridges. rallroadu,
Tha T-wo aides.
Old Brother Tremaly-Yaasah. l a gwlne to
git mar"d. To' aee, I'a an old man now
an' 1 Hain't 's.-.eit to linger yah much
longer an' when de end comes I wanta to
have come one to close muh eyes.
Brother Brownback Dat'a all right, Bah.
I "plauda yo1 seal, but 1 dunnuh so much
about yo" Judgment. Pis yuh lady will ba
yo' fifth wife, won't she? WU-uh. I lsn t
had but two. muhsef, but bufe o' de-n
done opened muh eyea yaasah. dry dona
vo&ed 'am (wod aa' ideuur I fuck,
ODD ENDS OF THE ELECTION
Quaint Features. (b-artaJ at the Smoke af
NEW THINGS TRIED IN POLITICS
Conaplcnona Men In I"cllpe, Obaoor
Men In the Limelight Motor Care
Essential to the Modern
The November battle of the ballots pro
duced changes In the aspect of candidates
RS Bwilt as tno "'lifting scenes of a klmto-
cop- The lights and Bh.ulows of the
morning after fell on good and bad alike,
revealing scenes alike instructive and
Tom Johnson Inaugurated the automo
bile r.s a political vehicle when catniign
ing Ohio a few ye;v-s ago. but It was left
for the rival cmdldntes for governor of
New York to lift the chugwngnn from a
luxury to an essential in whirlwind cam
paigning. If a number of speeches had
to be made In one nlititt at different meet
ings far apart the candidate found an au
tonvobllo very convenient in traveling from
ono meeting to the other. As soon as he
finished with his speech he hurried out
of the hall and Jumped into an auto
mobile which waa waiting at the door. The
chauffeur had his orders and knew Just
where the candidate wits going, and In a
brief time the automobile pulled up before I
tho door of the second meeting place.
This saved the candidate a great deal of j
trouble and time.
Simplified spelling had Its Innings In one !
of the assembly districts of Brooklyn. The '
rivals were Thomas J. Surpless, republl-
can, and William F. Coon, democrat. Mr.
Coon (that Is the way he spells It him
et'lf) went to Louis Sulzman, a printer, to
have hia campaign literature printed. Sulz
man is a Jewish follower of Brander Mat- i
thews, and believes in simplified spelling.
Coon's campaign literature soon made ita
There are about 2,500 Jews In the Sixth 1
assembly district, so two sets of campaign
literature were printed, one In English
and the other in Yiddish. There is no C ,
in Yiddish and Sulzman spelled Coon '
K-o-h-n in tho Hebrew literature and
C-o-o-n In the English set, and that la
what caused the defeat of Coon and gave
tha republican a surplus.
Maurice Kahn, leader of the republican i
party of the district, saw good campaign 1
material In Sulzman's literary efforts, and :
the republicans pointed out to the Jewish
voters that Coon was ashamed of Kohn
when he wanted the Gentile votes, and
posed as Coon to them and as Kohn only 1
to tho Jews. Coon dtnled there was any :
ruse Intended, but Surpless was elected !
by a plurality of 900.
tpllft of a Pie Baker,
During the sessions of the New York j
democratic convention at Buffalo little or j
no attention was paid to the selection of I
tha nominee except the head of the ticket I
and his running mate, Lewis Stuyvesant
Chandler. The latter was selected by i
unanimous consent by the Murphy-Hearst
conferees, having been nomlnuted by the
Independent league for lieutenant governor.
But to the selection of the other candi
dates no attention was paid until the last
"Oct me a Dutchman for state treasurer,"
said Murphy to ex-Senator Bailey of Suf
folk county. "We must nave a Dutchman
for the place, because' the other sldo has
put one up."
So Senator Bailey went out and got him
a Dutchman In the person of Julius Hau
ser, a peaceful baker at Sayville, L. I.,
who never dreamed that he would be a
candidate for high political honors until
ho received a telegram announcing his
nomination as state treasurer. And now
the returns show that Mr. Hauser is elected
and that he will have to qjlt baking
bread and plea for Sayville for the next
Moran of Maasnchnaetta.
Another much advertised candidate who
went down to defeat waa John Brown
Moran, who ran for governor of Massachu
setts on the democratic ticket. He Is a
radical of radicals and for aoma time after
he was nominated therewere bickerings
in Boston as to whether he was the Wil
liam R. Hearst of Maasachusetts or
whether Mr. Hearst waa tha John B.
Moran of New York.
They were much alike aa far aa parties
and platforms went, the chief difference I
In this respect being that Moran had one '
nomination more than Hearst, the Masaa-
chusetts foe of the trusts being indorsed 1
by the prohibitionists, j
A radical difference was that Hearat
had lots of money and Moran none. His
only asset waa HMoran, but he considered
that asset ample after he had been elected '
governor this year, and next year he would
not be either for Bryan or Hearst for I
president In 1908, but would favor a Massa- I
chusetts man. His shrinking modosty for-
bado his getting closer than that to the
identity of the candidate.
Moran haa been but a short time a factor
in the democratic politics of Massachu
setts. He elected himself district attorney
of Suffolk a year ago, when everybody
stood around and Jeered and wondered
how badly he would be beaten. It seemed
so easy for his opponent, who had been
nominated by both of the great parties, 1
that nobody bothered much about Moranfl
who hurled himself through poston night
after night and told the people what he
would do If elected.
He made the grand jury an Instrument
of torture for the people of Boston. He
had many well known citizens indicted
and he haled everybody he could think of'
and more that were thought of for him,
before that body.
If anv man made a ph&rrA Invnlvinv
violation of the law Moran had everybody
com erned In the charge before the grand
jury. He haa the legislature there and
the board of aldermen and Senator Lodge
and dozena of othcra.
He smuto right and left and then an
nounced that he would be a candidate for
governor. Tha conservatives 'had picked
j out I'en"y M. Whitney f.r the democratic
canniaaie, dui ne was Diaten by Moran
In the convention.
Temperance la Kentucky.
Still another queer freak of polltlca was
the virtual election to the senate of the
United States of J. C. W. Beckham of Ken-
tucky, who Is only $3. Although Kentucky
is famous for its whisky, it was the tern-
perance vote which pulled Mr. Beckham
He waa first elected to tha legislature
when he was 21. Since then he has been
governor of the stnte and haa administered
defeat to two I'nited States senators In
twelve months. They are J. C. S. Black-
burn and James B. McCreary, who had
bieii la politics In Kentucky for thirty
years and who were regarded as past mas-
tera of the craft almost before Governor
Beckham waa born.
Thia year Governor Beckham entered the thick layer of lime. This takes time, of
race agalnat Senator McCreary and by tha ' course, and when one generation dloa an
vote l.e got In the primaries he will be the other continue the work, until finally the
democratic nominee for e:iator befoce the . ship Is ao laden with heavy incrustations,
next legislature. Several wetks ago he an- corals, sponges and barnaclea that, if woud,
nounced that all the saluons of the state ' the creaking timbers fall tipart and slowly
must be closed on Sunday and the rural but surely are absorbed In the waste at
temperance people voted for him to a man I the sea bottom.
in tho Drlmaiiea. I ir,,n vessels are demolished mora quickly
L'pton Sinclair of Fackingtown fame waa ' than those of wood, which may lust for ocu
amo:.g the candidates this year, running 1 turlca. Tha only metala that withstand the
for congresa on tha aocial at ticket In the
Fuuitii J'w Jery district, which Laclude
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Trenton. Sinclair did not make a dazzling
success of hla first attempt to get public
In Trenton, which cast 34,000 votes, he
got 713. In the outside dlstrtlcta his vote
waa so light that nobedy undertook to
tabulate It. In all he did nut get more than
The remarkable achievement of John A.
Johnson, democrat. In securing a second
election as governor of Minnesota by an
overwhelming majority, when the other
atate ofllces went to the republicans, has
. I ..., .
1 thls niao- A volun,e of biography could
; not express the secret of his success more
f..Miiv than it la exnresffca in me con
gratulatory telegram sent him by his van
oulhhed ouponent: "The result shows the
. strong hold you have on the confidence
of Ul Peo18 of this state."
WOOD PULP AND RUSHES
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What becomea of the ahlp that alnka In
mid-ocean? If It is of wood It taJtea, In tha
I'1 place, considerable time for it to reach
the bottom. In 100 or mora fathoms of
water a quarter of an hour will elapse
before the ship reaches bottom. It sinks
slowly, and when the bottom ts reached it
' falls gently Into the aoft, oozy bed, with no
I crush or breaking.
I Of course, if It Is laden with pig iron or
corresponding substances, or if it is an iron
ship. It ainks rapidly and sometimes strikes
the bottom with such force aa to smash U
In pieces. Once sunken a hip becomes the
prey of the countless Inhabitants of the
j They swarm over and through the great
boat and make it their home. Besides thia.
they cover every Inch of the boat with a
chemical action of tha waves ar gold
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affected. No matter how long gold may be
hidden in the ocean. It will always be gold
when recovered, and this fact explains the
many romantic and adventurous searches
after hidden submarine treasures lost In
shipwrecks. Baltimore Sun.
SAW AN ANGEL IN VISION
It Cave Man a Keclpe Nearly Fifty
Yeara Ago that Hade Him
The records at the patent office in Wash
ington ahow that nlne-Unths of the pa
tents of Maine are granted on application
filed in March and April, indicating that
the men who make the inventions do their
heavy thinking and contriving during the
long winter even'ngs, when the homes arc
walled by snowdrifts and when do com
pany comes in to divert the attention oi
the inventors into frivolous channel, in
addition to novel and useful ideas and de
signs secured to tha inventors of Maine
by patents, there are scores of Main men
who have found out secret processes and
Nearly fifty yeaia ago, when the Fox
sisters and spirit rapping were being dis
cussed, old lUram Bimpuon, a atone cutter
and dreamer, moved lrom hla home, near
tiie quarries of Blue Hill, Into llancook
county and took up a farm on the aid
of Mr. Heagan. In Prospect, Waldo county,
making the journey by ox team and car
rying ills family and household gooda In
As tins weather waa warm, ba traveled
by night. While he waa walking along
the highway, near Orland, on midnight,
awinging hla goadstick and managing his
oxen, "an angel of the Lord" came down
to him from the top of a hill beyond Tody
Pond, he declared, and imparted a recipe
for making just the kind of red chalk
granite cutters needed for' marking gran
ite. For yeara Inventors had been trying
in' vain to produce this chalk.
Simpson remembered what the angel had
told him and when he had collected aiabs
and driftwood enough from the liver to
build a shelter for his family he con.
strutted a kiln from atonea from the field,
and, digging blue cluy from the brooks
and mixing It with ochre and other Ingre-
dlents, he shaped tha raw mud Into aquares
and baked It until It waa a tallowy con-
Aa auuu as U tad cowkail auuu-a to
1 Yi tu)
HHjr ma m w
Any Single Rco:n Outfit at Prices Stated Celow
A COMPLETE OUTFIT FOE THIS ROOM
Includea a choice full size Iron bed of pleasing pattern,
with a woven wire spring and a combination mattress to lit,
a well made solid oak dresser with bevelod mirror and an
oak wash stand to match; a cobbler seat rocker, a cane scat
chair, a 6x9 Art Reversible Hug, one pair of Nottingham
lace curtains and extension rods for same, one pair of pillows,
one pair shoets, and a comforter.
A COMPLETE OUTFIT FOR THIS ROOM
Includea a high grade sideboard of attractive design, haa
French plate mirror and finished with quartered oak effect,
a durable 6 ft. extension table of splendid finish which also
has quartered effect, six wood seat dining room chairs to
match; one pair of lace curtains and extension rods for same,
a beautiful 8x9' reversible rug, and two handsome pictures.
A COMPLETE OUTFIT FOR THIS ROOM
n f" fall
Includea a good coal or gasoline stove, two strong wood
aeat chairs, a kitchen table built extra strong, a glass water
jug, half dozen tumblers, a clothes dryer, towel rollor, potato
masher, bread knife, frying pan, drip pan, flour sifter, wire
egg beater, dust pan, coffee mill, wooden pail, rolling pin.
salt box, set of Potts Irons, a carver, broom, can opener, eta,
and an 16-piece kitchen aat,
mak a backload, he put hla chalk In t
a pack and walked away on a peddliu,
tour among the atone quarries. At It r;
the workmen laughed at him; they ha.
been deceived In red chalk too many time
to buy without questioning.
Simpson aold aa much aa h could, an
when ha found men who would not bu.
from him he left bara of chalk with thei
on trial. When he returned to the shed
a month later with a fresh supply ever,
man wanted to buy the chalk, and elnc
then the red chalk made by the Bimpsui
secret has been the favorite among al
Between 1S70 and 1880, when the govern
ment was using Maine granite for th
construction of public buildings, muc
money was made tvom tha aale of th,
chalk. When Sampson died be left hi
aecret t Jam Holbroek, who haa a no
nopoly of the buslneaa.
A wholesale house in Boatoo takea th
entire output of tha Prospect chalk fac
tory, and is sending the articles to ah
parts of the world. Meanwhile tha aecret
which Sampson obtained from the angu.
In Orland la aa much of a aecret aa It wa:
half a century ago.
Leas than forty years ago John Mutty,
a French Canadian, employed about the
aawmllla on Penobscot river, broke bis
leg and was confined to hia borne for a
mouth. Two days after he resumed work
falling lira bar hit the aama leg and frac
tured it in two places, compelling hliu to
keep under cover for six months.
Ha had a large family of amall children
and waa vary poor. He waa advised to
all upon the overaoera of th poor for
help, but rafuaad to do ao. For three
months ha aat up la bed filing saws for
hla neighbor, repairing clock and teach
lug Kngilsh to auch of hla French coir
patriots aa desired to learn.
As soon as he was able to get out of
doors h borrowed JluO from hi former
employer and applud for a patent upon a
feed roll fur lath saws. Under th old
system of tawing laths a man atood on
each side of tha aaw and ahoved the
wooden bolt from which the laths were
made to and fro by main strength. This
gave a lazy workman an opportunity Pi
shift most of th labor upon his com
panion. Th Mutty Idea was to put a roll In the
table each aide of th aaw. On tha aur-
fac of thia roll war many aharp spurn,
j which caught hold of th under surface of
I th bolt and forced it along rapidly, ao
that lw ma werklag with tha Mutty roll
'ifl $3.00 Cash,
Eft $2.50 Cash,
$2 00 Monthly.
tin $2.50 Cash,
of aolld oak,
the back and
a r m a are
quar t e r e d
oak and are
and a h I g h
Is a very
Terms 91.00 caah and 93-00 monthly.
eould saw 30 per cent more laths in a day
.han they could by tha old method.
Tha patent waa granted and Mutty
egan to make and sail spurred rolls to
lie mill owners. The cost of the rolls waa
taa than fc. although Mutty fixed the price
.t 50 and received what he asked. Inside
it ten years every lath mill In th country
raa using the Mutty roll.
Today Mutty owna houses in Ohjtown,
)rno, Veazie, Bangor and Brewer. He
haa money in bank and money to lend
i'h patent of the roll expired a few
years ago, but the invention made Mutty
rich, and when stranger see him llmp
ng about the atreeta on the crippled leg
those who know the circumstances reply
to the question aa to what alia the little
man that he became lame in order to find
time to get rich, Philadelphia North
For Bore 1'nrosi and Told la Cheat
Use Omega Oil. Trial bottle 10c
NOW TAKIXG PLACE
In remarkably fine
Taken In Exchange fur the
The liano Anyone Can Play.
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Upon receipt of letter or telegram
from uui-o;-,ovwi pu.ciiat.- u.
arrtpllve lift of piano and pilots
Hlil be mailed.
1311 and 1313 l aruaxu Street.
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