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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1902)
DR. CHARLES W. LITTLE.
First cured from disease by osteopathy and afterwards a graduate
and successful practitioner this Is the experience of Dr. Charles W. Lit
tle, the pioneer osteopathic doctor of Lincoln.
Dr. Little went to the original osteopathic college at Klrksvllle, Mo.,
for treatment. He was cured of a spinal and nervous trouble. Enthu
siastic over the system of treatment he entered the college as a student.
After graduating he went to Atlantic, Iowa, but in 1898 came to Lincoln.
The laws of the state were antagonistic to the practice of osteop
athy and Dr. Little at cnce began the task of clearing away statutory
obstacles. Three years ago his bill was defeated In the legislature by a
narrow margin, but at the last session the measure went through by a
When the fraternal building at the corner of Thirteenth and N is
completed Dr. Little will remove from the Farmers & Merchants build
ing to that place. He will furnish and establish an Infirmary large
enough to accommodate his growing practice.
Dr. Little is president of the Nebraska state osteopathic association
and a son of Dr. Thomas Little, who won great fame as a medical prac
titioner In northwest Iowa. The former was, in fact, educated for medi
cine after the teachings of the regular school, but abandoned his studies
to enter the newspaper business. Dr. Little Is thirty-eight years of age.
Jo Beef Crust...
. . . Say the Butchers
Meat eaters are unduly arouseS.
There is no beef trust Agents of the
packers say so and butchers echo the
declaration. The trouble with prices
now Is simply due to a scarcity of
meat with no shrinkage In the number
It is so, every word of It, avow these
people and they think the packers
have been unjustifiably abused for
conditions over which they have no
Iron clad control.
Prices of all meats have risen. Pork
has gone up a little, as well as beef,
and mutton, some declare, is higher
than It has been In ten years, selling
at an advance of between four and
five cents over prices heretofore. A
few cents In the rise of meat means a
big sight of money to the people of
any community. In Lincoln a promi
nent meat man estimated the expendi
ture of the people' for meat at an aver
age of $11,000 a week.
At many of the markets all beef cuts
have risen two cents and a half a
pound while at others they have
soared five cents. It depends on the
extent of the business of the place.
Where much: trade is recorded for a
day it Is possible to sell for less and
make good enough profits while at the
lesser establishments a higher price
A courier representative talked with
men both of the Swift and the Armour
agencies here and while they claimed
not to he intimate with the methods of
the head Institutions they affirmed
nevertheless that they were being held
to account for alleged offenses for
which they are not responsible. Pre
cious little margins are they making
anyhow, Jt was said. Live stock is
bought by the packing houses at prices
ranging from 6& to 8 cents a pound
and sold at from 9 to 10 cents. It costs
nearly all of that to dress the meat
and ship it, not to mention the shrink
age which is sometimes nearly as much
as fifty per cent. At this rate there Is
certainly little profit on dressed meat.
The agents say there Is none at all and
that the packers enjoy margins only
ob the by-protects they manufacture.
Of Miwwi It a trfe ftafay. SOIL
dally quotations; with their slight
fluctuations, tend to bear out the rep
resentation of the figures. From all
outside Indications and talk it does not
appear that the packers are enjoying
the gigantic profits with which they
are credited by the easily agitated.
At any rate It Is a rare market man
who seriously blames the packers for
the raise. They tend to agree that
these people are getting only their
Just share of profits, certainly hot
more, and the rise is natural.
Cattle are scarce and people are
thick. The wars have been responsi
ble for huge shipments of meat to the
outside armies and new fields have
been opened in the Orient. More meat
Is being transported across the seas
than ever before In the history of the
world. That's where a good deal Is go
ing and that contributes to the scar
city. There was a time In the history
of stock raising when the farmers and
raisers were getting only from one to
three and four cents a pound for their
animals on hoof. This was in rather
remote days, however. Raising a
higher grade of animals, they have
come to demand a higher price. Their
greatest incitement has been the very
high figures on grain during the pres
ent year and last fall. With corn all
the way up to sixty-five cents no
wonder its animal consumers are held
dearly. Their owners cannot afford to
sell them for small money. Who would?
The result is that the packers must
pay something for them. Still farther
on the carnivorous public must pay
something. It sometimes happens that
when beef takes a drop In the open
market the packers must retrieve for
previous short selling by maintaining
the old prices. In this manner they
keep a balance with themselves and
the public for the times when the
stock men have gone up In their
prices without a corresponding rise on
the part of the packers. At any rate
nobody In the meat business here ac
cuses the packers of unduly exacting
The public will probably think as It
has, notwithstanding. How far It In
tends to go to get even nobody can
yet predict. Market men, however, say
they do net expect a rise of more than
half a cent more at the most and that
by June, prices will take a proper and
beneficient drop. Certain It Is that the
market men have observed a distinct
falling off in their business the past
week. They are dead afraid they are
being bilked. Traffic In eggs and cereal
foods has correspondingly picked up.
The market men say it would be im
possible for them to kill their own
meat and make better prices. Hence
the people must hang to their eggs
until they come to feel more at ease.
Batchers couldn't bay cattle much. If
a Great Deal
NE OF New York's greatest Importing Houses, with
agents in every country in the Orient, traders in Rugs,
Teak woods, Opium, etc., sold, us a unique collection of
Rugs gathered together by their Constantinople agent.
We bought the lot in original packages, and offer them
for your inspection Monday.
We don't claim to sell $90.00 Rugs for $45.00, but we do
claim a choice collection of rare and beautiful Rugs offered
Monday at prices not surpassed by any competitor in any city.
$8.00, 13.00, 15.00
Hamadan, Shirvan, Bokhara, and Carabaugh
Rugs, Mats, and odd sizes new and old Rugs
suitable for any size room, and about the price
of domestic Rugs.
Magnificent Beloochistans, Antique Bokharas,
and Afghans, in the rich blood reds and blues,
toned down to mellow softness indescribable,
but always characteristic of ?A A iA
the Afghan tradesman, . . $20j yj) SO
Kelims and Kis-Kelims, Bokhara, Caucasian,
and Persian weaves, large sizes
for Couch Covers and Rugs, . fly.yjwM)
India Durries, light cotton Rugs,
for bedroom, den'and couch use,?j'5" 2
ttjrr Great carpet size Rugs, in
HP- Afghans, Kivas, high pile ever
lasting India Rugs, beautiful Soumak Cash
meresRugs that are large and evenly woven
and especially suited for parlor, hall and
library, and those marvels of Persian handi
craft and color, Tabriz and Kirmanshah Rugs.
-. y c- A carpet size Bokhara is a rarity. A Bokhara with
green, interwoven in plan of blue, has a sacred sig
nificance, and is eagerly sought for by rug connoisseurs. This
rug is a beautiful example of patient, skillful Oriental weaving,
and we never saw its equal at a much higher price.
Oriental Drapery, Sofa Pillows, Embroideries, India Prints,
etc., Teakwood Pedestals, Stands, and Jardiniere Stands, Ben
ares Indian Brass, Corba Candle Sticks, etc., . . .$3 to 30
Rudge & Guenzel Co.
Furniture Carpets Drapery Hardware
. . . VISITORS INVITED . . .
The Dr. Benj. F. Bailey Sanatorium
Is not a hospital, not a hotel, but a home. The building is located on a sightly hill at Normal,
and Is reached by the cars of the Lincoln street railway, being only 28 minutes' ride from the
business center of the city. It is thoroughly equipped and beautifully furnished. ETery
electric current useful in the treatment of the sick is used, and Ideal Turkish, Russian, and
Medicated Baths are given. In conditions where the kidneys and liver are affected, and In
case of rheumatism, our Hot Air Treatment has been remarkably successful. For fall ln
formatlon address Thm M. r. mmlfry BmitBfrfmm, Uifln, .
any, cheaper than the packers and the
expense of killing and the loss In
shrinkage would serve to keep prices
still up In the air. So there you are.
The only remedy ror those who insist
there is a trust is to break it by the
endless chain letter which has been
started In the east. It is designed to
pledge the recipient to a week's ab
stinence from meat of any kind. If
that doesn't crush the trust nothing
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