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TO BALK HOLD-UP.
Buffalo, N. Y., May 8. Presi
dent Taft recently sent a message
to Congress on the high cost -of
living. And whenever one of .our
' honorable legislators feels the
need of working off a little energy
he gets up in Congress, throwts a
fit about the Jhigh cost of living
and introduces a bill which is
promptly and efficaciously killed
While our President and Con
gress are thus spreading hot air
around and getting nowhere, the
people of other countries seem to
be doing things.
The Scottish Co-Operative
Wholesale Society, LimiteL.has
made arrangements for the stor
ing her.e of wheat brought down
''the lakes from the Canadian
' Northwest each season until
favorable ocean rates for trans
portation to Europe are in effect.
One of the first causes of the
high cost of living always has
been the highbinder policies of
the railways and steamship lines.
In the past the railways and
' steamship lines have always seen
to it that their rates were as high
as possible just'at that season of
the year when the wheat shipping
The railway and steamshipline
rates always became lower when
4lhe wheat shipping season was
Thel railway and steamship
lines called this cute Jesse James
p'olicy the "Law of Supply and
&V Demand, which is as cood a
name as any other for a hold-up.
I Now the railway and steamship
lines are going to be balked by
Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale
The society will ship its grain
down" the lakes to Buffalo at the
end of the season and store it
there until such time as, the rail
ways and steamship lines see fit
io admit that the "Law of Supply
and Demand" will permit them to
give low rates on the-wheat.
The society is the wholesale
department of over 280 retail c6 .
operative societies In Scotland.
It owns six great receiving" elc-
vators in Western Canada: t v
The grain shipments of the so
ciety will be no pikcrs business.
Its sales last jfear were approxi
mately $37,90,000. Some of the
retail societies boast big member
ships. Saint Cuthbert's in Edin- ,
burgh has over 49,000 members,
all heads of families, and expects ..
to pass'the, 50,000 mark this year.
o o p
An Irish chauffeur had the mis
fortune to run his car over an old
.man who had a bottle of blue in-
side his coat. Jumping from his
car, and seeing the fluid rapidly
staining the old fellow's breast,
he cried to his friend :
"Finnegan, it'U go hartud wid
us! We've killed wan o' thim
blue-blooded . aristocrats that
Lloyd George is always- talking
about!" Tit-Bits. ,
The infallible re6ipe for
happiness is to do good.
Henry Drummond. - ,