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l^s !$. K.J k\ (V £3 & "j ite'.. fr- r».-» r-tt WeaK Kidneys Weak Kidneys, surely point to weak kidney Nerves. The Kidneys, like the 1 Heart, and the Stomach, find tholr weakness, not in the organ itself, but in the nerves that control and ruide and strengthen them. Dr. Shoop's Restorative is a medicine specifically prepared to reach these controlling nerves. To doctor the Kidneys alone. Is futile. It is a waste of time, and Dr. Shoop's Restorative McBRIDE &WILL DRUG CO. TO THE AND We have just filled our warehouse with three cars of American Fencing (All Sizes) Heavy and Light •Poultry Fence We have more coming and need room to store the supply. The early spring is fence building time, and we will be pleased to enter your or de- now for present de ,, livery, or spring pur chases. Price guaranteed, and quality, weight, strength, ease of building, the AMERICAN is perfect. Ask your neighbor for his opinion of American Fencing ABBOTT 4 SON Sole Agents 1860 The Best Move You Can Make When you want to keep your home comfortable is to order some good clean coal as LocKman Lump Empire Lump Indiana HocKing Acorn Chunks Benton Lump Hocking Valley West Va. Splint You will find at Brown Fuel and Lime Company BOTH Phones 140 till "I hftTft uted your -"-WrH«ni- mw»wi m.»ii«iniitn» ol money as well. If your back aches or is weak, if the urine •calds, or is dark and strong, if you have symptoms of Brights or other distressing or dangerous kid ney disease, try Dr. Shoop's Restorative a month— lilbleta or Liquid—and see what it can and will do lor you. Druggist recommend and sell OFFICE So. 3d Ave T»laabl« Cascarets and find them perfect. Couldn't do without th«m. I buve tised tbem fur Boxne time for indigestion and bil iousness and am uovr completely cured. Recom Miend them to ereryone. Once tried, you will Sever be without them in the family. Edward •. Marx, Albany, N. T. Best For The Bowels bMCOO00 CANDY CATHARTIC Palatable. Potent. Taste Good, Do Good, Vavar Sicken, Woaken or Gripe. 10c. 25c. 50c. Nrrer Mid In bulk. The gennina tablet stamped CCC. SoarasMaa to car* or your money back. Stvrliuf Remedy Co., Chicago or N.Y. 603 4WIMLMIE, TED MILLION BOXES A &•£}*• "V j' 1" ^wes-HcpuoUam. Published Daily Uy The TIMES-REPUBLICAN PRINTING CO. TERMS: One year by mail J5.00 By the month by mail 45 Entered at the postoffice at RlarshaU town as second clasr mail matter. EASTERN OFFICE R. J. Shannon, Manager, Brunswick "Suilding, New York, N. Y. POSTAL BANK SCHEME LOADED. It is more than possible that the pub lic will be given a system of postal savings banks whether there is any real need for them or not, ami under the provisions proposed the commer cial national banks of the country will be compelled to secure their deposits to Uncle Sam, while refusing to accept a thoroughly rational system of insur ance for general deposits. In effect then all bank losses will fall upon the few deposits that are made direct with the bank and unsecured. The govern ment requires bonds to be put up to secure its bank note currency. hen the people put their money in the postal savings banks the government will deposit It in the national banks of commerce and will require bonds'or commercial paper to be put up as col lateral to secure deposits of postal sav ings money.- The only class left, then, to stand any losses which stockholders can't pay, will be the uncovered de posits of the people who deal with the bank direct. The whole loss will fall on them. There is neither Justice nor business sense in a banking system of this kind. In the iirst place a postal sav ings bank which pays only two per cent on deposits, as is proposed ill the bill introduced by Senator Knox, puts a tax of almost two per cent upon the savings of poro people. There money can be loaned profitably and safely by savings banks, which pay them four per cent and a tax of one-tenth of one per cent on such deposits would insure every loss so as to give the depositor the government's guarantee and the savings bank four per cent besides. It looks very much as tho the men who were pushing this postal savings bank with its two per cent interest on deposits, were conspiring to pro duce the machinery with which to ex tract from the timid and inexperienced wage worker enormous sums of easy two per cent money for the banks which must now pay three anil four per cent on time deposits. It is im probable that the government would seek to make money on these deposits by charging a higher rate from the banks than the two per cent paid to the depositors, and savings banks are. already paying the public three, three and a half and four per cent on de posits. It may be presumed that wash erwomen, sewing girls, widows and hard working foreigners will be ad vised by- the banker with the sur.rg smile, to put their faith and money In Uncle Sam's bank at the post of fice, while he goes around to the post .master and receives it on deposit for less than he would have to pay over his own counter. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STATESMEN. There has been a rate hearing in progress at Des Moines this week foe fore two members of the interstate commerce commission which has In It possibilities for the state of Iowa be yond the wildest expectations of men now living. Talented editors have asked the question, "What is the mat ter with Iowa?" and Invariably the re ply of the informed business man has been, "her railroad rates." Iowa could and would become the same manufac turing community that Ohio and Indi ana have grown to be were she once able to abolish the discrimination that has existed against her In transporta tion tariffs. Her capital city started to boom itself on practical lines and employed a rate expert. He now ap pears before the commission with a specific bill of complaint in behalf of Des Moines and it Is so different from all former hearings that have been held that it sounds like an original performance. Here, Mr. Wylie, the public's witness, gives the expert knowledge as to the mysteries of rates and tariffs while the railroad's wit nesses merely make the admissions sought for. Knowing what they are talking about is not all on one side. But the Des Moines light for a square deal and a fair field Is Iowa's fight. What Des Moines gets other towns will have only to ask for and in time the Mississippi river basing rate may be abolished altogether. Just now the fiction of river competition being made ridiculous in the trial by a showing that the railroads own all the competing boats. What is the state of Tnva doing, however, to demand her rights'." The volunteer boosters of Des .Moines have stirred tip all the trouble. They dug deep into their pockets and paid for a man who knew something about rates. Where is the Iowa railroad com mission? Has it employed a man of this kind? The legislature has passed a special statute giving it power to appear before the interstate commerce commission and wage an aggressive fight for the whole state in the matter of rate reform, but what has the com mission done? Here is an object les- 'i ^i**r $•'** rfi 1- ,! Delivered by carrier by the month. .50 road commissioner, to the foremost po Rural route edition per year... 4.00 soil for it. hot the lmv i. railroad com mission employ a rate pert, or I wo oC them. and let the case of tile whole state he prepared at public expense and presented to the interstate com mission. Here is a lield for reform which should enable some politician to rise from I lie somewhat obscure and not altogether exalted station of rail- sition of statesmanship in the of his people. politii THE WAYSIDE EXH0RTER. Many are the strange things that are done in the name of religion and no where are there stranger tilings done or more of them than in the tent meet ings of the wayside evangelist. Ill Ibis Marshalltown has just had an ex perience with the tent meeting evan gelist. His peculiar turn proved to he a conspiracy to defame one who seemed to stand in the way of his somewhat fervid ambition. The vileness and un natural degree of the charges which be preferred and circulated with the aid of the usual class thai frequent meet ings of his kind, lacked so much of ra tional conclusion, that they appeared on their face to come more from the peculiar mental temperament of the chief accuser than from any conditions of fact that could be presumed to ex ist. The church trial which acquitted the unfortunate object of attack and fully exonerated him from misconduct of any kind, followed by the church trial which expelled the tent exhorter, were merely the grinding of an official grist to reach the conclusion which the. average, sane mind of the public had reached without thought of the evi dence. The incident merely establishes the danger lhat lurks in these places. The church has cleared its skirts but the public is still unprotected. Topics of the Times If John Mitchell should be made the democratic candidate there would be little difficulty locating the labor vote. When the Chicago savings hanks show gains in deposits" it means that employment has become so general again that prosperity must be on the return. If we are not careful we may leave the vice presidential nomination to the convention to be settled. Even if the Aldrich bill were not specious in purpose it can never be needed until we have another panic and then we will need something in finitely better. Old man Weightman accumulated sixty millions and bequeathed it to his daughter and now she marries a pen niless U. S. diplomat. What was the use of It all? The Canadian province of Mantoba has abolished stock market speculation on margins and the United States ought to. The Sioux City Journal still roasts Congressman Hubbard for belonging to the Cummins party, but it has been less than two years since the editor's candidacy was launched In Sioux City with the public statement that "he stands for the same thing Cummins stands for." The people must have be lieved the congressman, while the edi tor they didn't. The Des Moines Capital thinks that the Times-Republican is unfair and prejudiced in refusing to acknowledge an error. Has anyone seen an apology in the Capital for its abuse of the Larrabees now that the Ft. Dodge pa pers have established that they had nothing to do with the incident? Xow that the caucuses in Des Moines are over, let's have an official Des Moines Cummins committee in charge of the work of organizing the Des Moines man's campaign thruout the state. If It would be unwise banking for the depositors to be secured by insurance, why do bankers secure themselves by bonding the cashiers? Let's bond the banks and be consistent. Will Ernest Hart get his money's worth? With five railroad clients back of him now, Steve Elkins should watch out for Jim Trewin it' he should ever get Into the senate as has been sug gested. The reason why men who mind their own business succeed, is because they havo so little competition. i* "Xow, Toiv.my," said Mrs. Bull, "I want you to be good while I'm out." 'Til be good for a nickel," replied Tommy. "Tommy," she said. "I want you to remember that you can not be a son of mine unless you are good for noth ing."—Louisville Courier-Journal. "Congressman TCenneuy is making himself fell in congress in no uncer tain manner," asserts the Hawkeye. "First Iowa district people have reason to be well satisfied with the work be- ISSSsssi -c% IOWA OPINIONS AND NOTES "However, il is a matter e.ot very vital to us,' observes the Kockwcil 1 'lionograph, "and we shall endeavor to eontimie in the peaceful pursuits of duly, presenting tile truth as it appears with the lighl we have re gardless of whether Senator (lale wins oil his merits, wins by progres sive "endorsement," or wins thru pro gressive default." The l'avenporl Democrat concede: that "it nuM be admitted that tin- Al llson literary bureau is well organ Hzed. It is running a publicity de I partmein that the readers of the :iM day and age when public assembly I rape." rooms are frequent and available at all limes, the preacher who is unable to command the attention of an ordinary and average audience in a customary place of public attendance, usually is not worthy of the attention denied him. And. with few rare exceptions, the exhorter who shouts to old women and eccentric characters in a shack or tent by the roadside. is either mouthing away at harmless nothing ness or is actually preying upon the weakness of eccentric people with some unholy motive. ,jj, Iowa newspapers cannot es- Tlia Sioux -ity ing something for himself financially. This is pure rot, for three reasons. 1st. lie is already wealthy, owning one of the biggest and best farms in Cedar county, "nil. He is a confirmed bach elor, and has no family dependent on what he may accumulate. 3rd. He is getting $7,500 annually in Washington working five months per year, and prior to going to congress he never earned $7,!i00 in any twelve months of his life. Bob has always sneered at the common people, and now he Is too proud to ask them for their votes." "If whisky were not manufactured it would not injure the sale of corn," as serts the Cedar Kalis Gazette, "when it is considered that only 2 per cent of the corn crop is converted into whis ky." "All this talk of onslaught on the single blessedness of the bachelors during this leap year seems to arise thru desire of the bachelor to place himself in the light of a party plotted against. Much against his desire, the onslaught has not yet commenced," explains the Waterloo Tribune. The Webster City Freeman-Tribune comments that "Secretary Shaw would not be averse to the election of such a man as J. P. Morgan to the presi dency. The only difference between Mr. Shaw and many other Iowa stand patters is that Mr. Shaw has the hon esty to tell the truth about it, while the others are pretending to favor the Roosevelt policies." Iowa Newspapers DOWN AVITH THE PRECEDENTS. (Webster City Freeman-Tribune) Some of our standpat friends are now saying tha,t Governor Cummins is too old to commence work in the United States senate, "as members must serve at least two terms before they have any influence." This is one of the things that needs fixing. A man should be measured by his qualifications and merits in the sen ate the same as anywhere else. It were time tihe people elect men to represent them in the upper house who will treat all representatives with fairness, regardless of the length of time served'. The methods of the senate are indefensible and ought to be relegated to the scrap iheap, and every senator -who .per sists in adhering .to these old obso lete methods ought to go to the scrap heap wiith them. This Is a day of action, a day of accomplish ments, a tiiime for doing things and there is no room in the senate and should be none for men who have no better claim upon .recognition than the fact they have served two, three or more terms. TRITMPH OF THE HORSK. (Iowa City Citizen.) The horse has the laugh—a horse laugh, without doubt, on the around the-world automobilists. The great Xew York to Paris endurance contest, which was to demonstrate the possibil ities of the automobile in a trip around the world, met with difficulties insurmountable by the automobile alone before the state of Indiana was crossed. Saturday the American car leading in the race, was ignominiously pulled into Laport, Indiana, by a team of ten horses, the only possible means of making headway thru the great drifts of snow along the route. A few years ago the trolley car was to displace the horse, then the motor truck was invented to complete the job. and finally the touring car was perfected to relieve the horse of ail further responsibility. As a family pet or a race track spectacle the horse i- Journal burns Its bridges n, tin- rear by tin- demand Unit "if the republicans of Iowa or any other slate are earnestly in favor of a candidate for the presidential nomination, the thing for them to do is to instruct their delegates to the national convention to vote for that candidate so long as his name shall remain he fort the convention." "Kor twenty years the cities of Iowa in the center of the state have suf fered from rate discrimination at the hands of the railroads." says the Capital. "The railroads may have in tended to discriminate, or they may have discriminated incidentally. They may haVe been willing to straighten out the tangle, but have never entered upon the task because they have nev er been seriously asked to do It." Kays the Carroll Herald: "The ques tion of dealing with convicts has out grown the old manner of treatment, and it seems necessary to change the whole machinery of prisons and pris on government." To be logical, the Rockwell City Ad vocate remarks that "the argument being used by the standpatters that a man is as old at GO as at SO is no more idiotic than a great many o:' their other so-called arguments. If they believe the argument, why can't they be generous for once and let Cummins go to the senate for three years, and then return the young man from Dubuque? lie would then be just In the vigor of his young man hood, according to the standpat way of liguriug." "Don't forget that you are subject to a SHOO line if you sign the petition of more than one candidate for the same office," warns the IJristow Times. As the Xorthwood Anchor sees it, "Bob Cousins bases his withdrawal from congress 011 the necessity of do „^,V| 'v@8l Timcs-^iepwliHraiT, fUatsltalltowit. ton Febnrarj) 28 1208 ing done in congress by Mr. Kennedy. Sure .Mike, an' he's a lirst termer, too. Some hopes for Cummins, new man in the senate thai he will be. The v* I YOU'RE SURB THOUGH THE REAL GOODS. +ME will be found advisable. The horse laugh is excusable, some times. TREWIN AN IDEAL CANDIDATE. (Mt. Vernon Record) Senator Trewin is the logical candi date of the standpatters from the Fifth district. Probably no other man would mm* Cost of Gasoline Engine. The problem of efficient farm power is no longer so perplexing as it was a decade ago, says an ex change, The gasoline engine has simplified matters along this line -to great extent, so that it is safe to say that thU kind of power, will in a short time, put the old time sieani engine out of business. The in ternal combustion engine, compris ing as it does the gas, gasoline and alcohol driven machines, costs far less than the steam engine at the outset, subsequently much less in the expense for fuel. In conversation with an expert recently we were told lhat the internal combustion engine, driven by gasoline, requires an out lay of only three cents per horse power per hour, allowing twenty cents per gallon for the fuel. This is a fact decidedly in its favor. 1'pon this basis it is easy to cal culate the expense of running farm machinery of different kinds, haul ing grain to market, and other such work. A four-horse power engine can be run at a cost of twelve cents per hour, or less than $1 for eight hour's work. This would be much less than the feeding and caring for four horses, especially if the feed must be purchased, corn at forty-five cents, and hay at $16 per ton, as per present price.s. We do not know the cost of these new internal combustion engines, but presume it will not much exceed, if any, that of those at present in use. It is safe at least to say that the cost of a four-horse power engine will be 1 was to be tolerated for a time, but si "isr CREAM The active principle of which is dcrivu from grapes, pure crca® of SaHar, fihe most wholesome of ail fraiS acids ftio aSum—No SSme pimsislmiss Those caring for health must avoid alum powders. Alum is a sharp, poisonous, mineral acid Study the label. Buy only where cream ol tartar is named. •1 n« jf 'V WHO WANTS TO FIGHT? rr SURF MIKE .' affords m* MOST HONOURABLD FELICITY TO COMJOfM WITH YOUR. GR£a«T HONOURABLE SELF IH I CONJOS8LING THE HONOUR. Of THE HIGHLY I HPNOU*ABlE PACIFIC^ A t- eventually the museum was to lie his sort of a lawyer the standpatters want, place. When the New York to Paris, He is attorney for the North western, race was planned one purpose was to Croat Western, Illinois Central. Iowa show the uselessness of depending Central —Rehse in Pitts!»urg Press a,l(1 longer 011 animals as a means of attorney for the gas company in their locomotion. The horse was to be dis tanced in more ways than one. Rock Island. He was also recent suit against the city of Cedar Rapids, and we believe he was attorney for the American Cereal Company in a suit tliev had a year or so ago. That is a formidable record, and ought to put Mr. Trewin in first mink among the standpatters. But how about the people in general. Will they want to It may be lhat m.111 will sometime invent a better means of pulling thru a snow drift than by horse power, but so far the horse has demonstrated Ills superiority over the automobile for t.hat particular task. There will be other obstacles to the progress of the employ a man already retained by a motor cars before they reach Paris, bunch of the largest corporations in Possibly an arrangement for relays of, the country when there is a fight to a horses to assist over the hard places 1 finish on between the ipeople anil the corporations just now. Would it be a very consistent thing for the people to select a man under employ of the cor porations to represent t.hein in con gress, when at the same time they were clamoring for a man of the Roosevelt tyix1 for the White House. How much influence will the president of the Roosevelt type have if he has represent them as well. He is first, aja congress of corporation attorneys to corporation lawyer solely. That is Mie work with? MM considerably less than that of two teams of good draft horses. When these engines become common, we predict that they will be the most popular ma chines of the kind among our farmers. Sore Shoulders on Horses. Many times sore shoulders are caused by ill-fitting collars, or thru the I carelessness of the driver by over working a horse 011 a very warm day. After a horse once gets a bad gald, in healing over it leaves a lump or cal lous. If the horse is compelled to work against this he is sure to have a sore shoulder as soon as he is put to heavy work even if he receives good care. When once these lumps have formed and they do not entirely disappear by resting the horse, it is better to have them removed by a veterinary sur geon. It is not a difficult operation, and, if done early enough, the horse has plenty of time to lie idle until the wounds are healed (and then started at more carefully), he will be all right. Better use a sweat pad with some of the filling removed right over where the bunch was removed until the shoulder gets well seasoned. Roots for the Dairy Cow. Feeders who have not tried roots for milk production fail to appreciate their value. They are a very appetiz ing feed for the cow and can be grown very cheaply. The mangel is perhaps( the best root crop, except in the cold er section where the growing season is very short. Mangels are particularly desirable on clay soil. Where they can not be grown successfully the For making qmckly and perfectly, hot biscuits, hot breads? cake and pastry there is no substitute for r'^w-rf •*,#,? stock carrot Is a good substitute and matures faster. Plan to grow a crop of roots Ibis year. Alfalfa in Iowa. (ICnoxville Journal) During the present week we have had a little talk with a. well known .Marion county farmer concerning his experiments with the great western forage crop alfalfa. The gentleman in question has a 00 acre tract, two-thirds rf which was sown to alfalfa last August, the other 20 acres sown in At gust. 1906. From the last mentioned tract, the 20 acres which was a year old last summer, he 'harvested three crops during the season just past, securing about 1 1-3 tons to the aero at each cutting. Alfalfa is at its best during tho third and fourth, or fourth and fifth years. Other Knoxvillo township farmers two at least, and possibly more, have been experimenting with the crop in a .small way and all are well satisfied that it .will eventually be a great forage crop in this section, as well a.s in the west, where it is the princiipal fodder. A gentleman near Eddvvllle lha.s a large tract of alfalfa which is now sly years old and from which he harvested two tons to the acre three different times during last summer or a total of six tons per for Griddle Cakes of Ml Makes EVERY PATTERN. i-f, wei ,.w a ». 6 y* y' acre for the season. Experiments at the State Agricultural farm at Ames, prove Iowa is well adopted to alfalfa as are many of the wester® states, where it is relied upon as a sure and bounteous forage crop the mainstay of the big herds The great danger In the Introduction of the iplant is the liability to bring noxious weeds, such as Russian this tle and crob-grass. Professor Coburn found 453 -witch grass seeds, 1.r5 of the Russian thistle, 453 of fox-tall, and 90 wild carrot seeds In a pound of "pure alfalfa" seeds •suoh as are sold by seedmen. CORN SYRUP It's the crowning joy that makes a feast of a flapjack. It spurs the lazy appetite it surprises by its exquisite flavor. Fine for baking—best for Style Talk WE HAVE BEEN TALKING GARMENT STYLE, NOW WE WOULD LIKE TO SHOW YOU THE NEW CARIBOU1 TAN FOR SPRING OVERCOATS, AND MOOSE BROWN FOR SUITS. 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Alfalfa is a very nutritious food for animals, especially cattle and sheep and ranks higtii a.s a fattener whether fed green or after It has been stacked like timothy or clover. It should be cured and stacked with out the least dampness If possible, a very small shower after cutting being sufficient to ruin 'the crop. Harvesting at the right time amd In the right manner largely determines its feeding value. Owing to their liability to bloat or "hoven," it Is always risky to pasture sheep or cattle upon green pastures of alfalfa. Mowng early when crop is just blooming stimulates the growth of the succeeding crop. L, i'•£ '?~7 -r~ vf 2 43 Wl™ CAH" DID a healthy man with a bad heart and a poor blood circulation? Did you ever see a satisfactory heat ing plant without a good boiler in stalled to a proper system of piping? Did ycu ever hear a heating plant pound? That's heart disease, and your boiler and piping must be made right or the coal will flow Into your boiler as the dollars flow out of your pocket. Consult P. W. Hecker, the plumber, steam and gas fitter, at 28 Soutb first street, Coulton old stand. r« s, iff'