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I FERDINAND WESTHEIMER& SONS ST.JOSEPH.MQ C1NCINNATI.O. tOUISVI LIE ,KV- wo HONING NO GRINDING D. L. Fife Supply Co. Bell-McCord Drug Co.. R. H. Hegener. W. NO NEW BLADES NO ANNUAL TAX THE FIRST PURCHASE PRICE THE ONLY EXPENSE Your Hardware Dealer will Deliver to you a on 30 days trial without oWigationU your part to purchase UNRIVALED EOR CURE OF RHEUMATIS THEORIES COMBATf G. N. RATE POLICE OFFICIALS OF OTHER ROADS HAVE OTHER VIEWS ON RATES. Many Items Besides Cost a Ton Mile Enter Into Carrying ChargesJ. H. Tittimore of Minneapolis & St. Louis Line Believes in More Class and Less Commodity Figures. That officials high in power on other roads do not agree with the Orflat Northern's policy that rates should be based solely on the "cost of service," was demonstrated late yesterday in tes timony before the railway and ware house commission, given by J. N. Titti more, freight traffic manager of the Minneapolis & St. Louis road, and by H. M. Pearce, traffic manager of the Omaha. Both men were reticent about diverging in a public record from an opinion given by such an authority as James J. Hill, but they were forced to admit that there are numerous other things to be considered in the making of rates outside of the one item laid down by Mr. Hill for the commission's consideration. The weight of material, the risk in carrying it, its bulk, the ease with which it may be handled, all these things enter into rate-making, ac cording to these two officials. It was also stated that in making commodity rates not infrequently a rate has been made purely after consul tation with and for the convenience of certain shipping interests. Mr. Titt imore even admitted that "commodity rates open the door to discrimination," and thought more freight should be classified. Mr. Tittimore said that the cost of handling grain was not. heavy, but there were many complaints of short ages. He used to believe that the ele vators in some cases were stealing grain, but later investigation brought to his attention the fact that much grain is stolen from freightcars bv clever robbers. "We put detectives out along our road," he said, "to investigate. Along Children thrive on Scott's Emtifojon. It is concentrated nourishment in easily digested form. Their health improves after taking it a short time. It is the greatest child- food in the world. ALL DRUGGISTS 60c. AND 91.00. VAN TILBURG'S CREAf! O OIL Produces a flame with the greatest pos sible CANDLE POWER, therefore gives the best of light. Ask your jobber or THE VAN TILBURG CO., Minneapolis, Minnesota. And All Nervous and Blood Diseases 200 Bath Houses, Hotels and Boarding Houses OPEN ALL THE YEAR ROUND, especially equipped for winter business. Detroit suburban electric cars every half hour. Illustrated Book of Mt. Clemens mailed free. Address F. R. Eastman, Secy., Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Clemens, Mich. BAZOR T^ Razor SELLING AGENTS: Gardner Hardware Co. Voegeli Bros. Drug Co. K. Morison & Co. Kennedy Bros., Inc. Tickets on sale Dec. 1st to 5th. Good returning until Dec. 10th. Make early reservations by telephoning. Either phone. Third and Nicollet or Union Depot. J. F. McELROY, City Passenger Agent. V. D. JONES, City Ticket Agent. 4P sir WeJanesdayffEvening,' tf^*V&m% THE MINNEAPOLISfoOURNALV the Iowa line we found bovs making a regular custom of boringr holes thru the bottoms of cars of- grain, filling bags and carrying them* off. We followed all these cases up, but had great diffi culty in getting anv convictions. There was a regular syndicate which reached clear up to the justice before whom the trials took place." In response to queries on the making of rates, he suggested increasing the number of classes from six to ten, and doing away as much as possible with commodity rates. Commodity rates, to a considerable extent, have been made up from consultation with special ship pers, and are not based on the same principles as class rates. ''Commodity rates open the door to discrimination," said Mr. Tittimore. Fool Things in Law.'?'"-'"-^"' "There are so many fool things in the new law," said Mr. Tittimore, in speaking of the new federal railroad law. A man going from Ohio,where a 2-cent rate holds, into Indiana, where a 3-cent rate exists, under the law, seemingly must get off at the state line to buy a new ticket." In regard to grading of freight he said: I believe the heavier traffic should take the low rate. Personally I am not a believer in the rate per ton per mile," and continuing the explana tion of freight classification, in re sponse to further questions, he said: "On our road I should expect lum ber to pay the average or more. I think hard coal can stand more than soft coal. So far as grain is concerned, the volume of the grain and its rela tion to the whole traffic must be con sidered. I should place grain close to the average rate of the road's freight. A heavy volume of grain, theoretically, would call for a lower rate." "Is it hot a fact that companies are put to little expense in loading and un loading commodities?" .'There is, of course, more expense in less than carload lots. The shipper generally pays for the loading and the consignee the unloading." Rules Are Violated. "We don't live up to any reason able, sensible rule in the relations be tween roads," said Mr. Tittimore, in explaining that one road pays only 20 cents a day for the use of another line's cars. "The charge should be high enough so that it would act the same as a demurrage charge does to the shipper. I remember we had a number of new cars built and billed to us. The bills were 'dished' and we never got those cars until some of them came back in a condition for' wrecking. It is a common thing for a road to use the cars of another line as long as it has any use for them. Where a new line is being built, all the flatcars to be had belonging to other companies are kept in use until the work is completed." Omaha Man Speaks. H. M. Pearce, traffic manager of the Omaha road, was the next witness called. Mf. Pearce said that live stock bears the highest rate per hundredweight, but that the revenue per car is less than other commodities. Grain rates are largely based on rates to markets out side this state. "Is not the revenue derived from equipment used in handling a com modity a fair basis for a rate?" "The less tonnage you are able to load in a car, of course, the higher should be the rate. The element of risk, damage, delay, and the character of service required, also enter into the. rate." On the subject of coal shipments Mr. Pearce said that shippers, especially in the country, demand that coal be placed in closed boxcars. ''Isn't it true, Mr. Pearce, that freight cars going west with coal are able to fully loaded with grain ?'"w*"s iJ'Jji3' stated hreturn T ly-loaded that the coal movement starts in heavy about Oct. 15. Mr. Pearce thought 65 to 70 per cent of the grain crop moves each year before Jan. 1. Hauls Empties West. "For thirty days past, however," said Mr. Pearce, "we have hauled empty cars on our line from Nebraska and the Dakotas, because of the ex treme wetness, preventing farmers from hauling their grain." Mr. Pearce also gave testimony on the subject of business he considered unprofitable. He said: "In order to give merchants and manufacturers a satisfactory service you have to handle a great deal of mis cellaneous merchandise. We handle from the twin cities about forty such cars a day. We endeavor to deliver this freight within, twenty-four hours. In order to give this quick service it is. necessary to give light loading to the cars and use them on expensive way freights. It is the experience of rail roads that there is no profit in this less- than-car-load-lot freight."- Mr. Pearce also testified that there was no profit in handling logs. He said there was profit in grain, coal and lumber traffic. Make Up Losses. Mr. Stone, after considerable ques tioning, secured an admission "that it is perhaps true that the lack of profit on less-than-car-load freights which goes to the town merchants, as a whole, is made up for in rates Charged on the farmers' grain and other com modities. Mr. Pearce then gave further evi dence on the subject of car rentals. He said that between roads, it used to be 20 cents, but is now 25 cents a day, with a charge of $1 a day after thirty days. He thought the $1 charge exces sive and that it would be reduced to 50 cents before long. Commissioner Staples in a question called attention to the deplorable con dition of the grain business resulting from car shortage that grain com panies are losing thousands of dollars by not being able to take advantage of this month's market. Could not the grain interests be afforded better treat ment, he asked. The best way to treat them would be to sret their stuff into the market said Mr. Pearce. All Ready at Once. "The railway companies should or ganize to do this. It is an unfortunate condition in this northwest country that so much of our business piles up all at one time of the year. It seems true of all lines of business at the present time. You can't find a manufacturer now in the northwest who has not more than he can do." Frank T. Heffelfinger of Minneapolis was called to the stand for a few min utes and asked to repeat in brief his testimony recently given before the in terstate commerce commission in Min neapolis. He stated that the Minneap olis terminal elevators have a capacity of 38,000,000 bushels and can handle 1,000 cars a day. The mills alone handle 250 cars a day. At Duluth there is a storage capacity of 32,000,000 bushels He stated positively that it is no fault of the elevator, companies, no lack of terminal storage capacity, that is de laying the shipment of grain. Grain business is almost at a standstill, and country elevators have to refuse to buy from farmers because they are filled with grain to fheir utmost capacity without being able to ship it to market. COUNTRY'S LARGEST E&G Ordinary Farm Yard Biddy Has Credit of Laying It. JanesviUe, Wis.. Nov. 28.A common hen owned by John Ashley, today laid an egg eight inches round the middle, six and one-half at the ends, weighing four ounces. It is the largest egg ever laid in the country.,,. 28 PERISH ON FOUNDEREDJSfllP Georgian Bay Steamer J. H. Jones Goes Down with Crew and Passengers.. Wiarton, Ont., Nov. 28.The coast ing steamer J.-.Hi Jones, owned by the Crawford Tug company, foundered^off Cape Cocker Thursday afternoon and all hands-were lost. The crew consist ed of twelve persons, all from Wiar- ton,.. and the number of passengers is estimated at sixteen. The Jones, which plied between Owen Sound, Wiarton arid Manito'ulin island ports, was one of the stanchest steamers on the Georgian bay and was commanded by Captain Crawford, a -freshwater navigator of inuch experi ence: Coasting boats carry no booking lists, but the passengers on the Jones^ prob ably include the following: f. J. Donaldson of Owen "Sound, Alex Lyon and Mrs. Lyon, his mother Mrs. Fox, Frank Faloh, George Falon, M. W. Viteson, Louis Allen, I. M. Wagg, all of Tobermoray Dan Melver of Providence Bay, and three uniden tified men on their way to Manitoulin island to work for Captain Graham. The boat carried the following crew: Captain J. V. Crawford, Mate E. Len nox, Wheelmen Wc Ross, George Mc Ewan, Engineers Charles N. Shaw and W. Saderl, Firemen Thomas Simmonds and L. Mac Vittie, Deckhands James, Tilley and George Smith, Cook Frank Jackson, Assistant Cook M. Clark. Detroit, Mich., Nov. 28.While esti mates received here as to the number of lives lost in the wreck of the Jones are, as a rule, twenty-five or twenty six, one report says the list of dead may reach the appalling total of forty. WOMAN SLEW FIVE TO GET INSURANCE? Poisoning of Husband, Two Chil dren and Two Neighbors Is Charged.4 Philadelphia, Nov. 28.The most re markable case of wholesale poisoning of persons to secure insurance money that has ever been' unearthed in this city, is charged against.Bridget Carey. The woman, who is 32 years old, has been arrested, charged with having poisoned her husband Patrick, her two children, Mary, aged 8 years, and An nie, aged 6, who died a week ago, and Patrick and Cecilia Cook, tenants in the Carey house. All the alleged victims died within eleven .months and the police declare Mrs. Carey benefitted by their deaths to the extent of $1,000," thru the col lection, of insurance. Probe Death^of Children. The- woman's arrest followed an in vestigation made into, the deaths of her two children which .occurred last week. It was said at the time that their deaths wera Caused, by eating poisoned. cand* An analysis of candy such as the children are said to have purchased showed that it contained no prisonous substance, and -,-^%h coroner's. physi cian Wadsworth made an analysis of the stomachs of the children, he found he little girls died' from arsenical poi soning. According to Captain of Detectives Donaghy it was learned that the children were insured, for $125 each and that Mrs. Carey collected this amount after their deaths. Cecilia Cook had been the lessor of the house and Mrs. Carey was a tenant. The police officials say that Miss Cook was insured.for $200 in favor of Patrick Cook, her brother, and that on Aug. 13 she died. Patrick had been insured for $500 in favor of his sister. He collected the insurance.pn.her policy after her death and Mrs. Carey took up the lease of the house. Thereupon Patrick Cook made his insurance in fa vor of Mrs. Carey and died a short time thereafter. When Miss Cook died a" physician who had attended her was visited by Mrs. Carey, the police say and asked to sign a death certificate for insur ance, attesting that she died of heart disease. Husband Bled Suddenly. As he had previously attended her for heart trouble and knew that she was liable to die at any moment, he signed the certificate, tho he had not been in attendance on the woman just prior to her death. The police say Mrs. Carey secured the insurance. After the death of the children, the Eande olic learned that the woman's hus died suddenly about ten months ago and from physicians who were called in at various times during the illness of the alleged victims, they were urged to make a rigid investiga tion. MAY REINSTATE NEGROES President Says He Has Power to Re turn Uniforms to Blacks. Washington, Nov. 28.President Eoosevelt holds that he has the power to reinstate in the army any of the members of the three companies of the Twenty-fifth regiment of colored infan try who were discharged without honor as a result of the trouble at Brown yille, Texas, if the.circumstances of any individual case justify such action. Whether he will avail'himself of that power, according to the president, it will depend upon such evidence as may be presented to him in,.the case of any one or more soldiers who will tend to clearly exculpate them from any partici pation in-the incident. The president wants evidence, ndt de ductions, as he told some of his.callers of non-participation before anything may be done. FLEET CALLED BACK. Ships to France Decides Not to Send Tangier.. Toulon, Nov. 28It became known this morning that the French squadron of warships, consisting of the Suffren, St. Louis and Charlemagne, accompanied by the transport Lariive, which left Toulon early this^ morning, for Tangier to quiet disturbances therewas recalled by searchlight signals. BOMB SENT THRU MAILS Attempt to Kill Pennsylvania Burgess Blamed to "Black Hand." Washington, Penn., Nov. 28.An at tempt has ben#made by unknown par ties to kill Burgess A. C. Marsh, thru the ."medium of an infernal machine, which he received by mail. Tile sending of the infernal maehine is credited to the "Black Hand" so ciety, which has been active in Wash ington county for months and which Burgess Marsh has tried to break up. St. Louis, Nov. 28.For two weeks a detail of police has been carefully guarding Charles Mugavero, a weslthy Italian baker, who received an ur^ned letter demanding $300 on tfrr.~-at of death. The letter sets forth tlu-.tr Li movements were constantly water, ed and stipulated" that he must ca-Hry' $300 10 cents at any News-stand Sl.OOayear THE PHILLIPS PUBLISHING COMPANY, 141-14* Fifth Ave. New York. giving Announcement: The Self-Threading Needle Company wishes to an- nounce that its office will be open on Thanksgiving Day until 12^30 oclock. We regret doing this very much, but as a number of out-of-town people and some others living in the city cannot conveniently call at any other time, and have requested us to keep open during the forenoon, we have decided to comply with their requests. The investing, public are responding very liberally and the subscriptions are coming in far exceeding our expecta- tions. Those who have taken our needles out and given them a trial come back saying that they are entirely satis- fied with the work they have done, and they believe that we have the only needle which will be used on Sewing Ma- chines in the future, and all seem anxious to take as much stock as their means will permit. To those who find it convenient to call Thursday fore- noon or evening we will be glad to show the needle-work- ing on low and high speed machines. The Self-Threading NeedleCompany 709 Andrus Building. with him and be ready to hand it to the man who would suddenly appear and demand it. $13.50 to Chicago and Return. On the occasion of the International Live Stock Exposition at Chicago, 111., Dec., 1-8, the Minneapolis & St. Louis Eailroad will give a round-trip rate of one fare plus $2, good to return up to. and including Dec. 10th. Tifekets on sale Dec. 1-5, inclusive.: For' further information see J. G. Rickel, C. P. & T. A., 424 Nicollet ave nue, Minneapolis, Minn. Thanksgiving Day Excursions. On Nov. 28th and 29th the North western Line will sell, Excursion Tickets between all stations within a radius of 300 miles, at one and one third fare for the round trip. Tickets good for return until Dec. 3d, 1906. Id a Tarbell In the pages of Ida M. Tarbell's newest and greatest serial, "The Tariff in Our Times," the great men of the last fifty years Jive again. You see them striving to serve the nation actuated mainly by patri- otic, sometimes by petty motives. You watch themMorrill, Chase, Stevens, Sherman, Fessenden struggling to swell an annual revenue of sixty-four millions to meet a war expenditure of a million a day. As you read how the same circumstances make some men martyrs and others cormorants, the paradox of human nature, its glory and shame fascinates you. Backing up to the Civil War, the perspective of present-day questions takes outline how special interests grew up and flourished on the nation's necessity, how the evils of this decade had their origin and why the end is not yet, gradually becomes clearer. Miss Tarbell's "History of me Standard Oil Conipany" was a masterly piece of worka story of a corporation regardlessly seek- ing its own private interest. "The Tariff in Our -Times is bigger every way. It is a picture of great men seeking great public ends, constantly thwarted by petty men seeking their own private ends. It's a political history that will make history. It begins m'"""-"* THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE For December FINE CUTLERY A full line of Carving Sets, Manicure Cas8,' Shaving Outfits, Toilet Article*. Cutlery Grinding. R. H. HEGENER, 207 Nicoiltt Ave., Minneapolis. MinJaliiWaremedyjtortllS cura of Drug Habits ofallkifafc Sentpbstpi.d at$2ar bottle. Morphina-Cura it propartd forHypbdefmicorintemaluM. DltaChm.Co.,St. Loult For sale by VORGELI BROS.' DRUG CO.. conifer Washington. add Hennepin avenues cor ner SeventH street and NWollet avenue corner Fourth avenue S :and Twenty-second street-- -1 corner Lyndate and Twentieth avennes N ra be8t" siVe Begins a New Historical Serial in the December Number of The American Magazine J The tales of the October and November Humbert show how merit will make a magazine go. The 'December Number will be-the.brightest on the news stand. Read Mr. Dtolcy "The Christmas Spirit." We won't enumerate more. You- are sure to want the magazine which is issued under the editoiship of John S. Phillips in association with the following editors and writers: Ida M. Tarbell, F. P. Dunne :autho of Mr. Dooley), WilHam Mien White, Lincoln Steffens, Ray Stannard Baker. results.. -&*3 the Merchant use The Journal most 1L 5?J.K 'ii. tf at -yS HS".