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umber Co. We have ibeen established In your territory for a number of years and have enjoyed having our customers to continue to deal with us. We we are going to ask as a favor not only to ourselves, but your self as well, that when you are in the market for anything in our line, you come to our of fice and allow our manager to advise with you as to what kind of material is best suited for the purpose you wish to use it for. We endeavor to keep our managers posted on the changes and they are in a position oft en times to suggest to you arti cles that will ssrve you purpose to much better advantage and not cost you as much as that Which you often times call for arbitrarily. Give us a chance to serve you and, if the above sugges tion is not clear, allow our man ager to explain to you how he often times can save you mon ey by his advice. North Star Lumber Co. W. E. Gleason, Local Manager FACIAL Defects QUICKLY Plastic Surgery Institute Corner Sixth and Hennepin MINNEAPOLIS. MINN. THE OIL CASE. I court, will CORRECTEDI The chief surgeon of the Plastic Surgery Institute quickly rights all wrongs with the human face or features without knife or pain. to the entire satisfaction and de light of every patient. The work is as lasting as life itself. If you have a facial irregularity of anyj kind write flnp,, ...A* """I! empiary nnes upon me u"""""" TOBACCO TRUST CASE MAY NOTBEDECIDED BEFORE FOURTEENTH OF MARCH supreme cour1 th State ....,.,..-,„ ,„„ has already bee It and Standard Oil Cases Are Very Much Alike NO INTIMATION HAS BEEN MADE AS TO THE POSSIBLE DECIS- least until after the argument in the case of the Standard Oil company, which is set for March 14. Attorney General Wickersham, in his motion to advance the hearing of the latter case, described the two as essentially kindred, and suggested to the court that they be considered together. ION IN THE CASE BUT IS IS SUPPOSED |T HAS BEEN DECID- ED AND WILL BE HELD UNTIL THE DECISION IS REACHED IN Washington Feb 23—While the Standard Oil company, the raw pro- no. th*e nUnited statess argueu duct is to an extent produced by the !has vouchsafed no intimation on the combination the raw material is pus I subject, it is generally supposed here I The two cases are alike in that they which in 1899 entered into the agree are proceedings in equity to enjoin ments complained of'had long since government seek to procure either merely to the imprisonment of individuals or ex- turlng property, that manufactmlng a a of a a that the decision in the case of the While the Sherman law does not I America Tobacco Company., which specifically prohibit the organization Deen argued ucxuxe .uviux uvm in not De handed down at court declared in the befor the of holding companies,. The government charges that from the time of the organization of the Standard Oil company in 1899, a monopoly was obtained that in fact for years prior to that a virtual mon opol.y had existed, and that the.var Lawyers here generally concur in „,,„. .... the statement made by Mr. Wicker- ious forms which the conspiracy ai-[Duvall, commanding officer of the sham to the court, that these two leged against the oil company has! army in the Philippines, is the urn cases together present for its consid- taken, have been merely adaptations eratlon "practically the entire range to the changing needs and conditions ment of Luzon is under the com of modern Industrial organizations in of the times. mand of Major General William H. this country," and substantially every Tn the tobacco case, it is alleged Carter. A curious effect of the man feature of the "tiust question," so that originally when the merger was euvers has been the alarm shown by far as it falls within the purview of consummated in 1890. there was a the native Inhabitants of some of the the Sherman anti-trust law. Yet they monopoly only in the cigarette trade villages and towns in the "war" dis 'are not precisely alike Indeed, it Is the defendants claim that the control trict. Believing that real war had said that in some particulars they are of the business then secured has since broken out, they fled to the moun so dissimilar that the court might .materially dwindled. tains. find in favor of the government in The Standard Oil's counsel have I one case, and against It in the other contended that the corporations alleged violations of the law of the ^ase to In standard Oil land-neithe is ts essence a tobacco case the defendants contend criminal action: in neither does the that their acts a been confined the defendants, corporations are under no legal obli- 1 1 X»*i«« a t^ In both suits the charges pressed ga ion jrohftlUon different are those alleging unlawful combin- I pany Out of its $100,000,000 capi- with offense against the Sherman law Ital stock over $97,000,000 was ex- alone: the tobacco corporations are 'changed in 1899, according to the charged with offending also the Wil !government figures, for stock In son tariff act of 1894, which extended Nineteen other corporations, engaged the application of the anti-trust law in the various branches of the pe- to any conspiracy restraint of troleum business. trade, one party to which was an im- ation and conspiracy In restraint of in an absolute necessity of life, as interstate trade and commerce, and Hon as the ™"£*J™*W™™ distinguished from one that was not continuing monopoly, or attempted rtfl0*"*}*'^^^** The \merican Tobacco company is porter. Furthermore, the govern 'alleged to be both a holding and an ment is seeking to establish the rule !operating companv. It is actively that a corporation entering into an engaged in the tobacco business, owns agreement abroad which in purpose 'its own shops and sells the manufac- conflicts with American law, gains Uured products. In the case of the no immunity from the fact that such Beyond You Reach? Don't worry about the foods that are beyond your reach. Cut out the expensive foods for a while. You can get along without them—but you will need something besides starchy vegetables to sus tain strength. Make your "meat" SHREDDED WHEAT It contains more real body-building nutriment than meat or eggs. It is more nourishing, costs much less. It is always the same price—always clean always pure—always the same. Your grocer sells it. ALL THE "MEAT" OF THE GOLDEN WHEAT BISMARCK 6AILV TRIBUME, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1910. supreme Manilla. Pel). 23.—Ten thousand troops under the command of Gener als Daniel H. Brush and Ramsay D. Potts, directing respectively the "blue" and the "red" armies, were ordered to engage in the extensive maneuvero im tm Northerncobe- jrules1 curitie case that the holding pany constituted an organization in restraint of trade and commerce. a T, thee ooff theUZOn game, the "blue' army is the defending force, and the "red" takes the offensive. The pro gram of 'e maneuvers permitted a landing of the "red'' army at any ac cessible point between Sublg bay and the Lingayen gulf, on the west coast of Luzon, in the province of Zam bales. Major General William P. 0f the maneuvers. The depart a a is a in S 0 a A 0 tho nrnhihitlnn S 1 S S S a I A between the «y "was charged with a public use iInT\TsIndaTSirCompany of New'two cases lies in the fact that the Jersey Is attacked as a "holding com- Standard Oil company is charged called publitc sted that the commod- N a j» »e t°»»™ corporations eT?, S a Shredded Wheat Biscuit is made of the whole wheat, steam-cooked, shredded and baked in the cleanest, finest food factory in the world. It is ready-cooked, ready-to-serve. Two Shredded Wheat Biscuits heated in the oven to restore crispness, and eaten with a little hot milk, and salted or sweetened to suit the taste, will supply all the energy needed for a half-day's work. If you like it for breakfast, you will like it for any meal in combination with vegetables, baked apples, sliced bananas, stewed prunes or other fruits. a Wickersham in rtUUimj 1 argument of the tobacco case ex- a nem-sltv. because such a commod- ut.n companies As the resul of thu hearing in the circuit courts, othei differences were either made or became apparent. In the tobacco suit, the court did not find sufficient evidence to hold that there was a monopoly in the trade in question, although it did opinions, are hold that there was a combination in restraint of trade. In the Standard Oil case, the court was unanimous in finding that there was an illegal mon opoly, in addition to there being a conspiracy. TEN THOUSAND MEN IN WAR GAME ON LUZON ISLAND, IN THE PHILIPPINES BOSTON SENATOR THINKS PROB AND AS CHAIRMAN Or THE ALL LINES WILL BE OBLITE FACTS IN THE CASE. Newark, N. J.. Feb. to form .—Facts, not the basis on which the senate committee appoint ed to inquire into the price of com modities and into rates of wages will act. This declaration was made to il i'-'ht by Senator Lodge, of Massa chusetts, chairman of the committee in an adrdess delivered before the I Newark board of trade. The speak er asserted further that "the facts I will be collected and given out with out any reference to any preconceiv ideas and without any regard as to what or whom it will help or hurt. "We shall hew to the line," he said, "and let the chips fall where they will. The importance of this in iquiry can not be over-estimated," he 'continued. "It is the intention of the committee to make the inquiry .thoroughly and lay its results before the country at the earliest possible moment." The task of the committee is going lto he a difficult one in the opinion of Senator Lodge, who said that "the questions involved are compli 'cated and difficult in the highest de 'gree." I Personally he had given some months to an investigation of these questions, he said and the one fact 'of which he had become certain was [that the questions Involved in the .investigation were "extremely diffi cult and could not be settled or rem edied off-hand in five minutes" as I some persons, he declared, seemed to 'think. I After outlining in a general way 'the method of procedure which the committee will follow in conducting its Inquiry and giving a number of specific facts which revealed some of ithe difficulties the committee will have to face, Senator Lodge said: I "That combinations to control the [sale of certain articles have, In some (instances advanced prices artificial ly I have not personally the least doubt and if I am correct the facts which will he gathered by the com mittee will demonstrate and will [show evils and wrong-doing in cer tain particular cases which we ought I to be able to reach. An example of such evils is to be found in the case of meat products and in the use of cold storage to prevent a normal de cline of prices which your own grand jury has been investigating. But many causes are at work affecting prices and we do not want to jump .at conclusions or fancy that we can settle those questions by a stroke of the pen." He said the committee "will try to determine whether the rise in prices was sudden or extended over a ser ies of years whether there has been an advance in world prices or wheth er the advance Is confined to the United States whether wages, and if possible, whether salaries, which are most difficult to ascertain, have risen with prices and to what degree, if THREE THOROUGH E IS VERY IMPORTANT MATTER COMMITTEE HE WILL SEE THAT RATED IN THE SEARCH FOR THE ,any: whether the tariff has raised [prices whether prices in certain cases have been artificially and wrongly advanced by combinations seeking inordinate profits and finally we shall make a comparison between domestic and foreign wages and prices." Whatever the facts show will be stated by the committee, said the senator without any "attempt either to blacken, to whitewash or to mis lead." He said he had received dur ing the past few days one letter blaming the tariff and another blam ing the trusts as the cause of high prices. "If the question were as easy of solution," he added, "as the writers of these two letters think, we could deal with it very quickly." As an illustration of the difficulties which the committee will have to deal with, Senator Lodge took three arti cles of wide consumption, all neces saries of life, raw cotton, refined pe troleum and sugar, and made a com parison of their changes In price and of their relation to the tariff and trust questions. "Cotton is on the free list and has been for half a century," he said, "It is not controlled or handled by any trust. Refined oil has been prac tically and is now absolutely on the free list and its sale is almost en tirely controlled by the strongest, best organized and most relentless trust or combination of which we have knowledge. Sugas is in the hands of a trust or combination and is highly protect ed. Neither the trusts nor the tar iff are present in the case of cotton. The trust Is present and the tariff absent in the case of oil. Both the tariff and trust control are present in the case of sugar. 'Now let us consider the facts in regard to the prices of these articles. Taking 100 as the basis In 1899 the advance in cotton has ranged from 31 to 84 points. It was 59 points higher in 1908 than 1899 and it is still higher at the present time Petrol eum, starting with 10O as the basis, in 1899, has advanced 33 points in ten years sugar during the same time has declined 10 points. "I make no comment on these facts and offer no opinion. I leave it to you to point out the cause of the movement of prices in these ar ticles which will meet every case. "This is not a question nor is it a time for reckless haste or violence," said Senator Lodge in conclusion, "but it is a time and occasion for firmness and for justice for a deter mination to extirpate with a relent less hand the evils born of greed and unscrupulousness which tamper with the food supply of the people or with the necessaries of life, if laws can be framed to do it."