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legislators of Both Houses
Plan Battle for Return of
Franchise Power to Cities.
Centering their efforts on bills calling
for the abolishment of the Indiana pub
lic service commission and the return of
franchise powers to the municipalities,
members of the senate and the house to
day prepared to wage a bitter war
against the service commission.
Two bills are In the hands of the ju
diciary committees of the house and the
senate and there appears to be a grow
ing feeling that If the committees should
report favorably on the proposed abol
ishment at the special session, the meas
ure might pass after a bitter light.
•Senator Alfred Hogston, Marlon, In
troduced the bill proposing the abolish
ment of the public service commission,
the re-creation of the state railroad com
mission and providing for local regulat
ing of public utilities by the various city
and county boards and city councils.
In the house, a bill was introduced by
Representative llarry E. Howbottom, Ev
ausvllle, calling for the abolishment of
the service commission, but not provid
ing for any control of public utilities.
Similar bills have been introduced nt
ether sessions, but the recent action of
the public service commission In raising
rates of service for publle utilities ha'
resulted in a storm of protests.
The Introduction of these two bills
is the direct lesult of protests made
by the public to the lawmakers against
actions of the public service commission
In raising rates.
It Is understood the Goodrich adminis
tration would exclude the consideration
of such bills during the special session,
but the legislators loudly are declaring
they Intend to Introduce bills of any
character they desire and state they in
tend to take, the floor and wage a fight
to protect their bills.
“They will not gag me and prevent
me from introducing my bills,” yelled
an Irate representative when a certain
house committee attempted to rapidly
pass over a bill by recommending It
not be passed.
The two bills providing for the abol
ishment of the public service commission
are under consideration by the judiciary
committees of the two houses and sup
porters of them are making an effort
to obtain a favorable report.
The bill first proposed for the repeal
of the law establishing the public serv
ice commission and calls on the gov
ernor to appoint three commissioners to
compose a board to be known as the
railroad commission of Indiana.
The railroad commission was abolished
by an act approved in 1913 and Its
powers and duties were transferred to
the public service commission which wag
created at the same time.
The Hogston bill provides that the ln
determinata permits which the public
service commission Jias issued in lieu of
franchises or contracts, shall cease to
exist on the passage of the bill and that
the former contracts and franchises
which were in existence In 1913 should
be In full force and effect.
The bill also makes It unlawful for
a municipality or a utility to make dls-.
criminatory rates or to provide free serv
ice except free transportation to police
officers on duty.
The bill provides that standards and
conditions of service of public utilities
are to be determined by the common
councils or the town boards and also
prohibits any utility from suspending
service pending litigation over rates.
Governor Claims It Would Put
Coal Cost at $2.
That Gov. Goodrich is insisting that
the special session of the state legisla
ture act favorably on his request for
passage of the bill providing for the
purchase of a mine, to be operated by
the state, to provide coal for state in
stitutions, Is indicated by a statement
made by him in support of the bill.
The measure is one that he has ad
vocated for some time, because of the
acuteness of the coal situation In the
state, and was one of the leading points
in his message to the assembly.
The governor deals in his statement
with the cost of mining coal under pri
vate ownership and the relative low cost
with which he insists the state could
operate a mine.
“Coal, mined and placed on cars at
the mines at a cost of less than $2 per
ton, is quoted to the state at a price
of §5.25 to $7.25 per ton,” the governor
declared, In answer to opponents of the
measure, who say that state ownership
of a mine is a step toward state social-,
The statement continued with the dec
laration of the governor that he could
take an appropriation sufficient to pur
chase, operate or lease a mine and that
he could mipe the coal, place It on the
cars, operating 60 per cent capacity, and
rell it for iess than $2 per ton.
The governor denied that the move to
purchase the mine was a step toward
government ownership, or state social
ism, and stated that he was dealing, not
with theories, but with a condition.
Manufacture of various articles in the
state penal institutions, which are sold
outside of the state’s institutions for a
low cost, is cited by the governor.
“Some people seem to think that the
unusual situation in the coal business will
end within a few months,” said the gov
“I don't believe it will end within a
year, and the high prices will obtain
throughout the fiscal year.
“If we don’t buy the mine, we will have
to pay $400,000 or $500,000 extra for state
coal this winter.
“Ten per cent of the consumption of
coal can be saved through the mine
purchase because of the fact that all
coal used in state institutions would
be of uniform quality, allowing us to
adjust our equipment to the particular
coal, and our firemen and engineers
would become accustomed to it.
‘Tnder ordinary circumstances, 1
would not favor the state-operated mine,
but under the present conditions, having
in mind only the interests of the state,
I am certain that it Is the wise thing
to do, that the results will justify the
assembly and the executive In taking
this step.”
The mine bills Was expected to be re
ported out of the ways and means com
mittee of the lower house today, and
opinion was that its passage would be
Representative Mendenhall, chairman
of the committee, introduced the bill in
the house.
The minority was expected to lodge a
fight for Indefinite postponement, and a
stiff contest will probably result.
Nurseryman and Son
Killed by Lightning
LYONS, Ind., July 14.—William E.
Stacy, 58, owner of Frultland Farm
Nurseries and his son Ralph, 9, were in
stantly killed here Tuesday evening by
a bolt of lightning, while they iwere
watering their horses at a. pond. '
Consumers Need Not Worry
for Few Generations.
CLEVELAND, 0., July 14.—Coal
consumers of the United States will
have no real worries until about the
year 7920, according to state and
government inspectors attending the
leventb annual convention of the
mine inspectors' Institute of Amer
ica here today.
Hard coal will give out in 150 years
or 200 years, but the soft coal is
nearly Inexhaustible, J. W. Paul,
chief coal mining engineer of the
United States bureau of mines, said.
The inspectors foresee evidence of
enough soft coal to run the country
6,000 years.
(Continued From Page One.)
from a company In which Goodrich was
a stockholder, at a purchase price that
was $165,000 more than the president of
the company said the plant was worth.
Nor has the public forgotten that Good
rich’s son, Pierre, and his business as
sociates were financially interested in
one coal company that had the benefit
of convict labor after it gave Goodrich
a block of its stock “for services "
Consideration of whether or not the
purchase of a coal mine would be a good
thing for the state of Indiana, is some
what warped by the fact that the Good
richs have been Interested in coal deuls
with the state and Marlon county, and
In none of them does the Goodrich purse
appear to have suffered.
Goodrich himself is very “strong" for
this coal mine proposition.
That In itself creates a suspicion, and
there will be opposition to the pur
chase until such time as it is definitely
determined that neither Goodrich him
self or any of his friends or associates
plan to profit by the purchase.
The plan to abolish the public serv
ice commission Is the result of state-wide
opposition created by the failure of the
commission as a whole to do anything
for the public and its Intense interest
as a whole In doing many things for the
Legislators have to face their home
folk once in a while and the home folk
are very tired of paying Increased util
ity rates for increasingly poor service
which the public service commission does
nothing to improve.
The commission has Increased the rates
of every one of the five utilities in which
Goodrich owns an interest and not one
of them is today paying taxes on a sum
as great as the sum accepted by the util
ity commission as the valuation for rate
making purposes.
In dealing with the Indianapolis utili
ties, the commission has fixed the rate
making valuation of the street ear com
pany two million dollars less than Its
appraisal for taxing purposes, and in
several years' dealing with the company
has done nothing that improved the serv
ice In Indianapolis to a point where the
public could appreciate it.
In dealing with the telephone situation
in Indianapolis, the commission has even
failed to bring about a unification of the
two different type plants now operated
for the same company in the same city.
These failures are only samples of what
It has done throughout the whole state
and it is not remarkable that the general
sentiment In Indiana la that a board
which has been of so little service to the
public should be abolished.
However, all the utilities will unite in
an effort to save the public service com
mission and if this revolt succeeds it
will be due to the Inability of the util
ities to placate the members of the
legislature by means they well know
rather than to any sentiment in favor
of the continuation of the commission.
Evidence continues to accumulate to
show that eventually Goodrich will have
his way in the legislature, even though
it may take more time and effort than
was anticipated.
There Is no longer any doubt that
Goodrich is the biggest man in his party
in Indiana and there seems to be no
question that the legislators will event
ualy take their orders from him, put
his program through and go home with
his paternal blessings.
Superintendents Tell Troubles
to House Committee.
Superintendents of state institutions
are up In arms over their respective
items in the institutional appropriation
bill to be taken up by the lower branch
of the special legislative session a3 a
committee of the whole today.
The bill appropriates $740,000 of the
state's funds in round numbers to main
tain the institutions until Sept. 80, und
legalises the expenditure of approximate
ly $291,000 by State Auditor Klauss after
the maintenance funds of the institutions
have been exhausted. *
Three of the superintendents tried to
see Gov. Goodrich last night to protest
that their items were too small, but the
governor had left his office and they told
their troubles to members of the house
ways and means committee.
Charles MeGonaglt, head of the boys'
school at Plainfield; Dr. Smith of the
Eastern Hospital for Insane at Richmond,
and Dr. Samuel Dodds, superintendent of
the Northern Hospital for Insane at
Logansport, waged their fight before
members of the ways and means com
Dr. Snttih wants $5,000 more than the
bill allows him.
This measure was a special order of
business for the house as. a committee
of the whole.
It was to receive the full attention of
this body until final disposition is made
of it.
It was to appropriate this money and
legalize Kiauss’s expenditures that the
call for the special Session was first con
The bill calls for the following ap
propriations: State School for the Blind,
$5,000; State School for the Deaf, $8,000;
Central Hospital for the Insane, $25,-
000; Northern Hospital for Insane, $65,-
000; Southeastern Hospital for the In
sane, $46,000; Southern Hospital for the
Insane, $15,000; Village for Epileptics,
$25,000; School for Feeble Minded Youth,
$15,000; Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans'
Home, $15,000; State Soldiers' Home, $25
per month for each person residing in
the home; State Sanitorium, $25,500;
Farm Colony for Feeble Minded, $25,000;
Indiana Boys’ school, SIO,OOO. Girls’
school, $27,000; Reformatory, $58,000;
State Farm, $20,000; State Prison, $50,-
P 00; Womans’ Prison, $6,280; depart
ment of state, $1,500; state fire marshal,
$5,000; superintendent of buildings and
property, $1,200; library commission, sl,-
000. Academy of Science, $941.37; Joint
purchasing committee, $25,000; industrial
rotary fund for state institutions, $25,-
000; Grand Army encampment, $15,000.
The state highway, commission will not
ask legislation on any highway questions
of the special session, L. C. Wright, di
rector of the commission, has announced.
Any bills introduced pertaining to high
way.-, Matters, are not authorised by the
commission, Mr. Wright stated.
(Continued From Page One.)
court for, and finally obtained, relief
after Judge Hay was sustained by the
highest Indiana court.
At the time the suit was filed, the tax
payers contended that the horizontal In
creases ordered by the state board were
not fair.
This contention is not forgotten by the
legislators who so far have not fallen
under the control of s he Goodrich ad
ministration forces.
Many members of the house are con
tending that the Goodrich “cure-aU"
plan of legalizing invalid actions of the
state board will not permanently settle
the tax problem in this state.
The legislators do not hesitate to state
that it is their opinion that the legaliz
ing scheme is merely election medicine
to temporarily wipe out the mistakes of
the Goodrich administration by patching
the ragged record and give it a coat of
whitewash for the election season.
There are many of the members who
doubt that the legislature has the legal
right to declare valid certain acts by a
state board which the supreme court
has found to be illegal.
They contend that such a program
virtually destroys the power of the su
preme court and could set aside prac
tically any constitutional decision of that
The first skirmish over the administra
tion’s legalising program occurred late
yesterday in the house when the ways
and means coinmiutttee reported the ad
ministration’s legalizing bill for pas
sage with an amendment.
The republican members of the com
mittee were solidly in favor of the bill
and the democratic members were
unitedly opposed to it.
Representative Benz stated thnt he was
opposed to legalizing acts which the
courts had held to be invalid, and
charged that the bill contained no pro
vision for reimbursing taxpayers who
had paid amonnts in excess of those held
to be legal.
Representative Cann of Frankfort as
serted that he might be compelled, “to
vote the democratic ticket by opposing
the legalizing act.”
This was branded as “quibbling” by
the speaker, and the house voted down
the minority report, adopting the ma
jority report for passage.
As amended by the committee, the legal
izing bill provides that appeals from al
leged over-assessments shall be made to
ex-officio members of the board of re
views, such as the treasurer, the auditor
and county assessor, and not to the
county commissioners, as the original bill
Another bill affecting the tax problem
was introduced by Representative I,ugh
lln and is now in the hands of the cLie*
and towns committee.
The I.aughlin bill provides, that in
any town or city where the county
treasurer collects the general taxes for
the municipality it shall be the duty
of the treasurer to collect all special
assessments for local improvements after
the city clerk has provided the treasurer
with an alpnabetlral list of all local Im
provement# for which asseaaments are to
be made.
Representative Green now ha* in the
hands of the Judiciary B committee a
bill that all property, real and personal,
which Is subject to taxation and not
specifically exempt, shall he "asssessed
and valued for taxation at one-half of
its true cash value.”
Representative Henry Abrams intro
duced “by request" a nice little “gravy
bill,” providing for expense account ap
propriations for township trustees.
Abrams' little plan of helping the
trustees would make the taxpayers pay
the following expense# of the township
trustees: Traveling expenses, telephone
rent, postage, office stationery and other
Under the Ahratns plan the township
advisory hoard would annually appro
priate In townships of the first-class a
sum not to exceed SI,OOOO as expense
money for the township trustees.
The amounts which might be appro
printed in the other classes of townships
range from S3OO to !OUO.
Gov. Goodrich's hill proposing state
ownership of a mine to furnish fuel to
state institutions has been introduced
under the designation of house bill No.
Representative Charles 1.. Mendelhall
of Hendricks county Introduced the bill.
An appropriation of $600,000 is provid
ed in the measure,
OF $400,000.
By appropriating this amount, It is
pointed out in the hill that approxi
mately $400,000 may he saved on the
supply of 200,600 tons of coal for the
first year.
The bIH, which was referred to tho
ways and means committee, would grant
authority to a sub-committee of the Joint
purchasing board to acquire and oper
ate coal mines and purchase or lease
coal cars and award contracts for oper
ation of the mines.
Following cloieiy on the heels of the
bill for state owne'rsblp of mines is Bill
No. 548, introduced by Representative
William M. Swain of Madison county,
which would a supply of coal
cars for the transportation of the coal to
its destination.
The bill Is entitled “bill to amend sec
tion 5 of an act entitled ‘an act touching
common carriers over railroads In this
state and matters connected therewith,’ ”
approved March 11, 1907, and declaring
an emergency.
“Every carrier subject to the provision
of this act shall furnish all parties ap
plying, suitable cars for the transporta
tion of freight in car lots," reads part
of the bill.
“If this number of cars is inadequate
to supply the whole number, the carrier
shall distribute all Its avalable equip
ment between applicants and in propor
tion to their respective requirements for
immediate use and without discrimina
One of the provisions of the bill, how
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Teachers throughout the state may re
ceive mope compensation as a result of
a bill introduced in the lower house by
Representative Edgar T. Laugblin of
Daviess and Martin counties
The bill is an act providing for the
amendment of several former measures
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| tlon to suspend the rules, said he was
j In favor of doing anything which would
: solve the coal problem.
| “The people of the state of Indiana
have about exhausted their patience with
the coal situation and I only wish this
i bill Included every mine in the state,”
; said Speaker Eschbach.
j This was met with thunderous applause
: by the administration supporters of the
■ bill giving additional power to the pub
lic service commission.
The successful effort of the adminUtra
tlou, supporters In passing the bill iudl
j cates that the administration has sufficient
strength a; this time to put over bills
I having for its object the covering up qf
| the failure of the purchasing board to
■ obtain coal for state institutions through
competitive bidding.
The house adopted the committee’# re
i port favoring the passage of house bill
; So. 542 legalizing the action of county
, commissioners whe-e defects In proceed
ings prevented the sale of bonds for
i county hospitals.
The house also favored a report of
the county and township business com
mittee on bill No. 855, which ratses the
luterest on county deposit funds from
2 to 3 per cent, the additional 1 per
cent going to the county treasurer,
, The house also approved the report
; of the committee on education favoring
; the passage of bill No. 553 for the In
j crease of teachers’ salaries and pro
t vidlng a minimum qf $S*) for the school
j year.
j The house approved the report of the
| committee on elections making slight
amendments to bill No. 512, providing
that the registration of voters shall be
regarded as permanent uuless they more
cut of the precinct.
New York Broker Sues
Lafayette Publisher
John A. McCarthy, a New York City
broker, has filed snit for damages In the
federal court, naming Henry W. Marshall,
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“wherefores” and the "therefores”
seemed to be the most importan items.
Several men made speeches in which
their attitudes were more Important than
what they said.
One orator assume an attitude which
gave me the Impression that he was suf
fering from acute “tummy” ache.
With the regularity of an electric fan
another speaker directed the fire of hls
conversation between the speaker and
the senators.
One was impolite-enough to turn hls
back on his audience and look at the re
porters’ table all the time.
Mr. Bush Impressed me as a very pop
ular man, and also a very important
one, because whenever he got interested
in talking to somebody who came to see
him the proceedings had to wait until
he finished bis conversation.
The duties of a state senator must be
very arduous and fatigunig, judging
from the cxauatlng occupation of swing
ing back and forth on a swivel chair
in which all the senators were indulg
One gentleman stretched out and gen
tly went to sleep, and every minute I ex
pected to hear a snore from hls senator
ship, but I was disappointed.
As the session advanced the scenes be
came more riotous, and one senator be
came so excited that he pulled out a
bandanna handkerchief about the size of
a tablecloth and yelled, “Mr. Speaker!
Mr. Speaker!”
At various times the president pounded
with his gavel and called certain mem
bers who were getting too playful
“out of order”: whereupon these indi
viduals sat down for about a minute
and then began all over.
Three boys seated on spindle-legged
stools excited my interest, considerably,
since they kept better order that-, men
old enough to be their grandfathers.
Confidential talks, which I bave been
told is lobbying, aeemed quite in order
in the stutehouse corridors.
Even the child welfare organization
had a stand where it tries to garner all
tho votes from the senators and repre
sentatives from “down state.",
Indianapolis Problem Meets
Early Favorable Report.
Two bills, introduced by Senator J.
Fred Masters of Marlon county and af
footing the school city of Indianapolis,
have been favorably reported by the
committee on education, and have been
recommended for passage.
The first of the bills, No. 376. provide*
that the school city of Indianapolis may
borrow money temporarily from such
funds as may be on hand from the sale
of bonds but will not be expended In
the near future.
Such borrowing is to be done under
the supervision of the state tax board
and the state board of hor-ount* for the
purpose of relieving the school city from
paying Interest on temporary loan* which
otherwise would have to be made.
The second t>iSl would permit the In
dianapolis school city t<s make temporary
loans to anticipate it* local tuition fund
ns well as its special fund and provides
that loans may be negotiated as money
’is needed instead of in large sums as at
Both of these bills were referred to the
committee ou the affairs of the city of
Indianapolis, and tha reports of the com
mittee were concurred in unanimously
by the senate.
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No matter how much care is
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If you allow your milk to stand
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Pass Up Teachers’ Bargaining
and Fund Measures.
At least two of the administration
measures proposed for passage in Gov.
James P. Goodrich's special session of
the legislature will not go through.
In the action of the various committees
of the senate on bills referred to them
for action,, some of the governor’s bills,
prepared in advance of the session and
requested for passage in hls message,
have been thrown out by Indefinite post
In each instance where the bills were
recommended for postponement, the sen
ate unaplmously concurred in the report
of *the committees.
Reports of committees were heard Im
mediately following a recess at 3 o’clock
yesterday afternoon.
Os ten bills referred to the various
committees, two were recommended for
indefinite postponement, seven were re
ported favorably recommending passage,
and one was reported favorably, recom
mended for passage with Certain amend
ments provided by the committee mem
Senate bill No. 365, an administration
measure providing for an amendment to
an act concerning public funds, tbejr de
posit and safekeeping, was recommended
by judiciary B committee for indefinite
The bill provides that all money col
lected by public officials must be de
| posited In publi edepositories.
This was the first of the administration
measures to bo reported unfavorably and
caused much comment In the senate
There was much speculation as. to
whether the “knife” would be applied to
many of the governor's requested bills.
The bill was presented by Senator
| Tague (rep.) of Ilrookville.
Bill 372 also was reported back by the
j committee on education for indefinite
This bill was introduced hy Senator
Hogston and provided that school boards
j of cities and towns, and township trus
tee* may, according to their own dis
cretion, contract with teachers in the
public schools by the year, month or- day;
The senate concurred unanimously In
each ease with the report of the com
One of the measures proposed by Gov.
Goodrich and referred to the committee
on cities ami towns, was reported fa
j vorably.
This bill provides that salaries of city
| and county officials and other units
shall not he diminished by reason of ln
! crease or decrease In population.
A few objections were made to the
| concurrrence of the senate on the reso
In the other bills reported for passage
j by the various committees few "noes"
were recorded against concurrence on
I the committee reports.
Considerable debate was held on the
bill, reported unfavorably by the ma
jority, providing for the transportation
of high school pupils by township trus
I tees,,
The minority side of the senate offered
a motion to substitute the minority re
port on the bill, for toe majority report.
The vote was 21 to 20 against sub
The specific appropriations bill, pro-
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Rooms sl, $1.25 and $1.50
Corner Market and New Jersey St*. Weekly Rate on Application.
viding funds to defray the expenses of
the special sessions, passed with a few
dissenting votes from the minority.
Many of these votes, however, were
changed following completion of the
roll call.
The bill called for an appropriation of
$20,000, and originated in the lower
house, being Introduced by Representa
tive Mendenhall of Camby.
In compliance with a motion intro
duced Monday, the desk of the late Sen
ator Retherford of Madison county,
whose death occurred since the last reg
ular session, Is draped, in respect to
hls memory.
The desk will remain draped during
the entire session.
Leading citizens of the state and rep
resentatives of prominent civic and pa
triotic organizations are prepared to at
tend a public hearing on the Indiana war
memorial bills In the chamber of the
house of representatives at 7:30 tonight.
Citizens will be asked to state their
opinion on the proposed action of placing
anew bond indebtedness aggregating ap
proximately $10,000,000 upon the state,
; Marlon county and the city of Indian
i apolis.
Prominent citizens of Indianapolis
' have stated that they intend to attend
1 the public hearing of the ways and means
committee tonight for the purpose of
attempting to show the committee that
the citizens of the state, as well as of
Indianapolis, are willing to shoulder the
burden In providing a suitable war me
' The committee has decided to recom
! mend an act authorizing the city council
I of Indianapolis to appropriate S3O 000 for
I the national G. A. R. encampment to be
! held In this city late In the fall.
The committee will also favorably re
i port on the passage of a bill appropriat
ing $2,000 for the purchase of a Wilbur
Wright memorial.
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WENT 50-50 ON
Indianapolis man and his wife hav*
discovered the relieving power
of the new root and herb
remedy, Dreco.
Suffered all the time from catarrh In
his head, which caused dripping
into back of throat; no appe
tite; constipated and had
dizzy spells.
Mr. Gaines Parker, a well known eap
penter, living on West Thirty-sixth
street, Indiahapolis, Ind., has the fol
lowing to say about Dreco: “It has don*
me good in every way and has also
helped my wife, and we have only taken
one bottle of Dreco, so far.
"I was suffering all the time from
I catarrh and that disagreeable dripping"
into the back of my throat, which
| nauseated me so I couldn’t eat, my
bowels were very irregular and I had,
dizzy spells. I couldn’t find anything to;
help me until I started on Dreco,
week ago and I am going to tell you tha
dripping has stopped; my bowels are,
moving regularly and easily; the dizzy;;;
spells are gone and I have a good ap--
petlte ;ln fact, I feel like a new man.
“My wife always dislikes to take medi
cine, but when she saw how I was la
proving she didn’t hesitate to join ma
in taking Dreco.”
i Dreco, the herbal remedy that did ae
much for this good couple, is a vegeta
ble remedy, containing no iron, mercury,
potash, nor any acids or oils. It acta
on the stomach to assist it to digest
the food. Rouses a sluggish liver to fulp
action; strengthens the kidneys, quiets
the nerves, induces sound sleep, expels
catarrh of the nose and stomach and re
builds a rundown system.
All good druggists now sell Dreco
and it is being especially introduced
in Indianapolis by Clark & Cade's Clay
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The Gnaw
of Dyspepsia
so common after eating is
best relieved by the alkaline
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, Stuart’s
They help the stomach,
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A host of people rely upon
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