Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 18, 1906, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 3, Image 15
, TTTR CWAITA PTNDAT BEE: XOVEMHEIt IS, 1906. ( .0 M .0 lit 1 , 3 Si I. 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 of pharmacy. 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 Dispensatory: "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 two speculators. 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 till holding they aay 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- OIL U ENGINE '41 Gmnmrminr SETS. LIGHTING 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. DoLAVERGME MACHINE ("., OK NEW YORK. Local Agents OMAHA MAClll.VEKi A SlTFLY CO. lOtU u4 Doug. bU. Ouxalia, Neb. 1 1 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 the price. 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 silver. It is no exaggeration to say that for tunes are made and lost every year In drug speculation. 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 with drugs. 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 extant. AS CARL 3CHURZ SAW THEM Seward the Sorcerer and Douglas the Parliamentary Pnartllet In the Old Senate. 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 185. "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 lion's mane. 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 Fllllrlara 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, and tanks. vessels 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 rattle Lifts. NEW THINGS TRIED IN POLITICS Conaplcnona Men In I"cllpe, Obaoor Men In the Limelight Motor Care Essential to the Modern Campaigner. 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 amusing. 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 appearance. 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 minute. "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 two yeara. 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 rut 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 through. 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 YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD THANKSGIVING We Are Sola H jo) Tamoua Gar land Stoves and Sangea. 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Zt can be had in full or three quai- aJatlll ttr Blze our spechJ price jm" iiuyM.ii m "'"'f 'fltw yl' " rr Trenton. Sinclair did not make a dazzling success of hla first attempt to get public otace. 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 i!,u,j0 votes 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 ..., . naturally attracteu 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 Paper Mllla Seek Kv Material Elsewhere Than la Forests. 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Besides thia. they cover every Inch of the boat with a chemical action of tha waves ar gold , and platinum, and glasa aiu ini un- P Marked MlW?f Figures 1 m " 6oc,.s to Mct, ' r k y OVTFIT yi 1 ;o'f in mJ&C M THE Ptl I vk C W tm PEOPLES fel h-3$& STOVE SALE U -JSa" T V-l m 9 - LhI lb"1 O k.ii(Vdxz3& we sell i m ram OOP AfLtlftn Aal OX7B SPECIAL STEEL BAJBTOB neater (Exactly (Exactly IJke nic n,,t 1- . . ' " size and is nicely , K. con!,tructed of heavy lu nickel trimmed, a 8teel thoroughly riveted and is as- moat economical bstos lined, has large firebox, heavy stove and an excel- covers and cross pieces, the castings lent heater, has Rr8 smooth and all the trimmings screw draft register are highly nickeled. We have con- is air tight, the tracted to use a car of these steel castings are heavy ranges each month and even now and well fitted has we cannot supply the demand. 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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 curicua combinatlona. 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 a hayrack. 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- aistency. Aa auuu as U tad cowkail auuu-a to WE FURNISH r af m 1 Yi tu) HHjr ma m w COMPLETE FOR TERMS: 57.50 $5.00 MONTHLY Any Single Rco:n Outfit at Prices Stated Celow BED ROOM A COMPLETE OUTFIT FOE THIS ROOM Every- Ofl 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. DICING ROOftl A COMPLETE OUTFIT FOR THIS ROOM 03 t.Uw" 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. Cut.) --w KITCHEN A COMPLETE OUTFIT FOR THIS ROOM n f" fall illlSI aalteW 13 Monthly. 9 1 fiaw 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, 9.50 Monthly. vbbpjbh 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 granite cutter. 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 lor uxyjcnisEsr ZPi U u CASH. M WE TRUST THE PEOPLE 'ifl $3.00 Cash, $2.00 Monthly. Eft $2.50 Cash, $2 00 Monthly. tin $2.50 Cash, $2.00 Monthly. OiK ROCKER Exactly like cut) Made of aolld oak, the back and a r m a are quar t e r e d oak and are highly pol lidnid, haa large roll shape seat and a h I g h broad back. Is a very comfortahli and restful rocker; our special price, $6.50 J Terms 91.00 caah and 93-00 monthly. h mii'iVWi iiiaumdii 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 American. For Bore 1'nrosi and Told la Cheat Use Omega Oil. Trial bottle 10c NOW TAKIXG PLACE Great Clearing SALE of used PIANOS AND PIANOLAS In remarkably fine condition because Taken In Exchange fur the PIANOLA PIANO The liano Anyone Can Play. - l' t vi i : i n Upon receipt of letter or telegram from uui-o;-,ovwi pu.ciiat.- u. arrtpllve lift of piano and pilots Hlil be mailed. SchmollerO. Mueller Piano Company 1311 and 1313 l aruaxu Street.