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After the Peddlers,
Retailers are beginning to fight
peddlers in hard earnest, says Chi
cago Grocers' Criterion.
Chicago grocers have secured the
passage of a city ordinance increas
ing peddlers' licenses 100 per cent
and expect that it will have the ef-
feet of reducing the number of
"wagon merchants" who ply their
trade in this city.
And in other cities and towns in
the United States the legitimate re
tailers are taking up the cudgel
against the horde of peddlers that
come in direct competition with
storekeepers, who contribute to the
support of the community by the
payment of taxes, rent,licenses, etc.
The increase in the number of
Btreet peddlers in our cities and it
inerant pack and wagon men in the
rural districts threatens the pros
perity of the "regular" retailers.
They are a growing danger which
should be checked by some meant,
and we are pleased to see that steps
are being taken here and there to
restrict this kind of competition.
A fight on peddlers should.be
commenced in every city and every
county in every state in the middle
and northwest. They ought not to
be allowed to remain in business
one single day longer than can be
helped. Such a fight, if won.would
greatly benefit the grocer and gen
eral merchandising trade, for ped
dlers are getting more numerous
every day, and in the course of a
year or even a month take away
an immense amount of business
from legitimate storekeepers.
What is Wrong with Ruoia?
Japan's naval superiority has
been one of the striking revelations
of the war, says an exchange. With
a fleet of warships not greatly out
weighing the Russian squadrons in
number, tonnage, armament and
fighting force, Japan has achieved
the vast task of defending her com
merce; transporting over-sea armies
aggregating about half a million
soldiers, and with them supplies
and munitions for an aggressive
campaign, and crowning all that by
engaging and destroying the war
like fleets of Russia.
On the opposing hand, Russia's
naval operations have been char
acterized by timidity, blunders, de
moralization and disaster. The
Vladivostok squadron exhibited
some degree of initiative and daring
in its recent sorties along the Japa
nese coast, but at most it was only
the daring of the raider, and its ef
forts have ended in disaster in the
straits of Korea.
It is clear that the Russians have
been outgeneraled and outfought.
While the Japanese fighting ma
chines have thrilled with patriot
ism, courage, energy and alertness,
the Russian crews have gone about
their duty in a half hearted spirit,
and their officers have shown neither
initiative nor daring. They have
had dogged courage, but that is not
enough when pitted against a wily
foe like Japan.
Manifestly something is wrong
with Russia's array and navy. Is
it not Russia's system of govern
ment? Under that system official
corruption has flourished, the na
tion has developed slipshod char
acteristics, and superstition exists
in a degree scarcely exceeded in
England in the dark ages.
Russian autocracy is 500 years
behind the times. It is a system
that is more or less effective under
a great czar like Peter the Great, or
a strong and able kaiser like Wil
liam of Germany; but it is pretty
certain to break down under a weak
ruler like the present czar «f Rus
sia. As the czar has not the brains
or vigor to give personal direction,
real authority has passed to his ad
visers, and hidden authority of that
character is always irresponsible.
The Russian people are kindly,
patient, courageous, faithful. They
have great endurance. But they
are superstitious, they lack quick
energy, they are comparatively un
enlightened, and they are misgov
erned in peace and mislead in war.
—Clay Martin has this week
threshed his crop, getting a yield of
45 bushels per acre from his eighty
acres. The crop was about one half
Red Russian, balance Club, each
yielding about alike, although the
Red Russian would have given
somewhat the larger yield except
for the fact that it shelled out worse
than the Club. This makes the
fifth consecutive year that Mr.
Martin has harvested a crop of
better than 40 bushels from his
farm, the average each year having
been from 42 to 47 bushels.
—Honor L,. Wilhelm, proprietor
of the Seattle magazine known as
The Coast, is in the city in the in
terest of his publication.
Dr. A. E. SJiaic.
All work uuaranteed. Charges moderate
Teeth Extracted Absolutely Painless.
Special representative in this
county and adjoining territories to
represent and advertise an old es
tablished business house of solid
financial standing. Salary, $21
weekly, with expenses advanced
each Monday by check direct from
headquarters. Horse and buggy
furnished when necessary. Posi
tion permanent. Address Blew
Bros. & Co., Dept. A, Monon Bldg.,
Chicago, 111. (6t46)
WHO CANNOT BE CURED.
Backed up by over a third of a century
of remarkable and uniform cures, a record
such as no other remedy for the diseases
and weaknesses peculiar to women ever
attained, the proprietors and makers of
Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription now feel
fully warranted in offering to pay $500 in
legal money of the United States for any
case of Leucorrhea, Female Weakness,
Prolapsus, or Falling of Womb, which they
cannot cure. All they ask is a fair and
reasonable trial of their means of cure.
"I was a great sufferer for six years and doc
tored all the time with a number of physicians
but did not receive any benefit," writes Mrs.
George Sogden, of 641 Bonda Street, Saginaw
(South), Michigan. "I had given up all hope of
ever getting better. Thought I would write to
you. When I received your letter telling me
what to do I commenced to take your ' Favorite
Prescription' and follow your advice I have
taken ten bottles in all, also five vinls of the
Pleasant Pellets' Am now regular, after hav
ing missed two years and suffered with pain in
the head and back. I was so nervous, could not
eat or sleep. Now I can thank you for mv
Don't hesitate to write to Dr. R. V. Pierce,
chief consulting physician to the Invalids'
Hotel and Surgical Institute, at Buffalo,
N.Y., if you want good medical advice from
a fully qualified physician as to your per
sonal good health. Such letters are always
answered free of charge and confidentially.
A medicine which has outsold all others
for women in the past third of a
century and being recommended by all
those who have used it, is a good remedy
to tie to. Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescrip
tion is purely vegetable and does not con
tain a particle of alcohol to destroy the
blood corpuscles and weaken the system.
Do not permit the dealer to insult your
intelligence by suggesting some other com
pound which he recommends as "just as
good," because he makes it himself.
Gold Crown and
Porcelain Bridge work.
Painless Extraction of Teeth.
Prices reasonable and
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