Cleanses, preserves and
beautifies the teeth, and
I"Purifies the breath
people of refinement
When you want to keep
your home comfortable is
to order some good clean
West Va. Splint
You will find at
Brown Fuel and Lime
Whit* Pine Cough 8yrup
silences a cough as it should
be silenced—by loosening it
and removing the inflamma
tion that causes it. A safe
and remarkably effective
cough remedy for children of
any age or for adults. Guar
„j- Two Stizes,
25c and 50c.
PETER MAYER, PHARMACIST
19 Watt Main Street
The Best Move
You Can Make
So. 3d Ave
during the winter months.
They cannot be avoided, but
can be promptly cured If
taken at the start. It's tho
neglected cough that does tli-s
damage—the cough that is al
lowed to take its? own course
A cough Is pretty sure to go
from bad to worse unless
checked, and checked prop
erly at that. A silenced cough
is not always a cured cough.
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,
Bteam and gas fitter, at 28 South First
itreet, Coulton old stand.
7: 1. S, MILLARD.
Justice of the Peaec,
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R. J. Shannon. Manager, Brunswick
luilding. New York, N. Y.
The Atlantic lJ.'mocrat, viewing tlie
republican Donnybrook from oxer the
fence, declares that la*t week's con
ventions niiide it very evident that the
Cummins fellows were asleep and that
the Allison men were actively at work,
which is a fairly accurate estimate of
the situation. 'IMie average Cummins
man is not a poliLlclan. In almost
every county ho is a very busy busi
ness or professional man, mechanic or
farmer, and it is only in times of di
rect issues of great concern that he
will get out and work in politics. The
other fellows make a business of it
and the result of recent county con
ventions has been indicative of the
same old conditions.
It was thj same four years ago. The
illght for Cummins in 1!)01 «'a.s Jiercc.
It aroused men and they got out to
their caucuses in great numbers and
the state went for Cummins. In iitO'J
the same crowd were determined that
Cummins should not be repudiated on
the shelter plank. The issue was direct
and men got out to their caucuses. The
Cummins men won. In 1903 came the
compromise, but in 1904 the only issue
was the selection of a delegation to
the national convention and adoption
of a platform. All were for Roosevelt
and the state nominations were not
involved, hence little Interest was
taken in tile caucuses. Fifteen to twen
ty-live men were all who appeared in
oily wards that polled 500 votes, and
the professionals won. B-l.vthe and
Allison and Dolliver with Cummins
by sufferance were made delegatcs
al-large, but the adverse result
stirred the Cummins men, Mie rank
and file of busy men. to a realization
of their negligence. They promised
themselves to get out to the caucuses
next time, and in 1006 Cummins carried
the shite convention while running for
a thl'-.'d term nomination.
Thi.j year is the off year again.
Everybody is for Taft. The senatorial
and governorship issues belong to the
primaries. Many of the progressives
believed that no effort should be made
to cor.trol the delegate convention so
no organized effort has been made. In
countlos where the progressives retain
a. sustflined (interest in politics they
have controlled hut have refrained
from involving the senatorship or gov
ernorship in their resolutions. In the
solidly standpat counties the old guard
have seized their opportunity to de
clare for Allison for the .prestige and
influence lit will have-. They are poli
ticians. They know the game. In
Greene county the Cummins men were
asleep and the professionals took
charge. This is one delegation lost.
In Franklin local interests counseled
a compromise and this is half a dele
gation lost. In Payette poor in ige
ment lost a third of a delegation, while
on Jasper local interests have again
counseled a compromise and division
which means the loss of half a delega
tion. The Dallas and Ringgold dele
gations are a gain, the one being con
tested before and the other standpat.
Other conventions will be held every
day this week but it is more than likely
that the snoring of the sleepers lias not
all been heard yet.
SHOULD WE ABOLISH SPECULATION?
AVith dealing 1n grain futures abol
ished in the province of Manitoba and
a bill before the congress at Washing
ton designed to tax out of business
speculation in stocks and securities as
conducted on the stock exchange in
Wall Street, discussion is rife as to
the economic function .performed by
dealings in margins and futures. Those
in the business and unwilling to give
it up are arguing that grain specula
tion makes a cash market for grain
and sustains prices, thereby benefitting
the public. Likewise It is argued that
a well regulated stock exchange gives
a certificate of character and value to
stocks and bonds which serve as a
safe guide to the investing public and
that the speculation by margins on
these stocks sustains their price and
creates for them a cash market which
they would not otherwise have.
The question is one of the most im
portant now before the public. It is
freely admitted that the absorption
of loanable funds in enormous sums
by the speculators on Wall Street Is
responsible for most of our bank
troubles. Money like empty freight cars
at the terminals congests in the cen
ters at the time of year when business
is slack. While the railroads haul
their empties out onto country sidings
the big banks turn their idle dollars
over to Wall Street speculators. When
business picks up again, the cars are
ready and available, hut the loanable
funds are out where they can't be re
covered without embarrassing some
body and depressing the stock market.
Rates of interest-go up and legitimate
business is both taxed and inconven
Now, let us suppose that speculation
in futures and margins has been pro
hibited 'ly law. Does anyone suppose
that there will be no market for grain
in Winnipeg'.' Do We have any diffi
culty marketing cattle and hogs'.' All
the grain ever shipped there has been
bought by elevator men who shipped
il on to the Hour mills. The men who
bought grain on the board of trade
did not buy grain at all. They merely
bet that on some, future date the ele
vator buyers would be paying farmers
tiie price named in the bet. Their bets
•might have created tictitious prices,
but they would be too low Just as often
as too high. The only speculator who
ever buys real grain is the man who
attempts to corner the market. He
buys and liolds the real grain. No
law can interfere with liiin.
likewise on the stock exchange, not
one share In ten thousand nominally
sold is ever actually 'bought by anv
one. The operators bet on the price
it will command on a certain day. If
it goes down thev lose and pay the
difference. If it goes up they win and
the other fellow pays. The stock cer
titicates do not change hands and the
volume of transactions may bo many
times in excess of the actual certllicatcs
available for purchase. Such specula
tion does run up the price tictItlously
at times, but if there were no stock
exchange does anyone suppose that
there would be no more market for
stocks and bonds'.' Do wo have any
trouble selling real estate to actual
On the other hand, If the fictitious
and uncertain prices thus established
by tlie gamblers were removed securi
ties would sell for what they were
actually worth. The people who buy
them would pay for them and keep
them as an investment. Business in
stocks would become legitimate, hon
est. Millions of savings would be avail
able for investment in railroads and
factories, which could show ,profitable
management. The terrible risk of tho
gambler's game being removed stock In
industrial corporations would become
respectable and command confidence.
The man with a few thousands to in
vest could buy 7 to 10 per cent stocks
by merely satisfying himself that they
are good at the banks for collateral
Brokers could develop large business
in careful handling of investment se
curities. There would be a new era
in the corporation business with more
money for investment than was ever
dreamed of before.
The election of a mayor and coun
cilmen in Muscatine Monday was of
more than local interest. It was at
Muscatine that the unheard of hap
pened when the saloons of a river town
were closed tight. It was at Muscatine
that Billy Sunday stirred the emotions
of men for weeks at a time. It seemed
that Muscatine had gone prohibition
for good and for keeps, 'but a citizens
democratic ticket has been elected on a
liberal platform In opposition to the
"dry" ticket of the no-saloon element.
Muscatine will have saloons again and
will become a normal kind of a town.
Why did the people of Muscatine
vole as they did? Nobody cun tell.
Everybody admits that the liquor evil
Is a terrible one. Hardly anyone de
nies that the open saloon makes the
sale of liquor easy. iCertainly the
brewers and jobbers of liquor feel that
their business is stimulated by "the open
saloon or else they would not organize
and light so hard for the saloon as they
do. Business men know that as a rule
the names on their dead-beat lists are
the names on the pay checks cashed
In the saloons. They ought, to know
that the saloon gets the first draw out
of the weekly salary of such men.
The parents in every block are con
scious of the danger that their son
may become tempted by the saloon and
everybody has seen good business men
go down, lose all. and ruin their homes
and yet the .people voted deliberately
to reopen their saloons. Why did they
do it? Few can tell. They had not
yet been convinced that their city
would be be.tter off without saloons.
The revival conversion had not. yet
reached the Intelligence, but all has
not been lost in Muscatine. There will
be stricter enforcement and much
more regulation. Some day a race of
men will be born and educated who
will vote out the .public drinkfing
place from the temptations of their
Topics of the Times
If Joe Cannon joins the Aldrich
bill thru the iliouse it will be an ad
mission that Joe no longer has ambi
tions. No presidential candidate would
want to carry that bil.I as baggage
thru a campaign.
If 'he were to confess Mr. Harriman
would have to admit that Roosevelt is
Infinitely to be preferred to Fish for
Resumption of train .service with
the improved business of spring
will be welcomed in many a branch
town with as much enthusiasm as once
awaited the arrival of the first boat
When navigation opened.
Cummins men may crvme and Cum
mins men may go, tout the professional
anti-Cummins man works on forever.
Muscatine has voted a majority of
500 for a wide-open administration in
opposition to a "dry" ticket, sue'n is
the temporal effect of revival conver
the morning 'before the panic
order** for freight cars on one Iowa hlandlv. "Really, that too much,
division were running about 150 per wouldn paj it it isn worth it.
"Seems too bad that harmony can
not be secured unless both sides can
be convinced they will lose in a light."
says the Sioux City Journal.
The Manson Democrat predicts "ev
ery county in the Tenth district will
send an instructed Bryan delegation to
Cedar Rapids. And the Iowa delega
tion to Denver will be an instructed
Bryan delegation. No man can get on
tiie Iowa delegation tills year who will
not be glad to go instructed for tiie
greatest living democrat, tiie peerless
"Another thing we want to, know Is
.who Senator Allison favors for presi
dent," says the Advocate at l)ows.
THE NINE HOUR LAW.
Editor of the Times-Republican:
The night man's article in yester
day's issue is pessimistic. He pre
sumes to annul the telegraphers'
schedule and construes the law as fix
ing the number of hours after which
overtime Is allowed.
He should know the word "overtime"
was unknown to the railroad telegra
pher before tiie Order of Railway Tel
egraphers was thoroughly organized,
tiiat the same is paid by virtue of
contract and not by law, that before
recent acts of congress employes could
be on duty twenty-four hours out of ev
ery twenty-four, and that overtime or
rate of pay is nowhere mentioned in
the nine hour law. The act reads
"that it shall be unlawful for any op
erator to be required or per
mitted to be or remain on duty (note
the words 'on duty') for a longer pe
riod than nine hours in any twenty
four hours' period in all
stations continuously operated night
and day, nor for a longer period than
thirteen hours in all stations
operated only during the day time."
(Note the word "only.") Note also
that two men cannot work different
tricks of nine hours each and both
work during the day time.
We fail to see the practicability of
splitting tricks to any advantage with
a view to making eighteen hours' work
cover twenty-four hours in stations
"continuously" operated day and night.
Surely they would be rare.
Any sane man would gladly be on
duty thirteen hours if he could go
home for four hours for sure in pref
erence to twelve hours on duty with
perhaps one hour for meals. If he can
not go home for sure, then he Is "on
duty" at least twelve hours and work
ing contrary to the law.
Timea-^kpitMitan, ftlarshallfawn tomia IllztrcJt 4 1903
day. On the morning after the panic
the demand fell to zero and lias sel
dom exceeded weiity-tivo per day
since. What had the two-cent fare to
d.i wit li this
Will some one please explain why
the outbreaks of anarchist assassins
usuaily come conti nnporaucously with
The ."-cent theaters are on the wane
but grand opera at has Utile diffi
culty in lilliiuv the house. Is the trou
ble with llie times or with the show.
Where is the man who is not trying
to get out of d-l.it now'.' He Is as
scarce as the man who was not trying
to get into debt a. year ago. Liquida
tion is the craze where speculation was
once the ruling passion.
Tom liealy has a better thing now
than a federal judgship. thai is a
better salaried job. lie has been made
state attorney for the Illinois Central
One thing the automobiles can do.
they can -gel out a bigger crowd than
any political caucus, even tho the se
lection of a presidential candidate Is
Tiie Nonpareil snys that "Since
the elimination of factional politics in
this county lias been accomplished,
every candidate can feel that lie is
running for office on his merits and
not on the assurance of having the
support, of this or that wing of the
parly." But will tills apply to young
Wallace, the progressive who lias re
cently secured the republican nomin
ation for .mayor of Council Bluffs.
Will the Nonpariel support him'.'
Ex-Speaker Clarke is high man Just
now among the standpatters ami much
to his own surprise, too. He is sup
posed to have been disappointed when
tho Garst candidacy was announced.
IOWA OPINIONS AND NOTES.
Tile Osage Press remaiUs that "the
Des Moines Capital suggests that the
next 1'iilted Slates senator from Iowa
should lie. either a man about eighty
years of age, or young man about
"Doubtless Tom Dennison's gang will
be brought over the bridge to vote at
the June primaries and E. E. Hart, who
bailed Dennison, will protect any
Omaha thug who votes for Allison,"
observes the Odebolt Chronicle.
When summed up the Burt Monitor
believes "the question for the Iowa
voter to decide is. shall the people rule
Iowa or shall the corporate powers
overthrow the good that CummliM and
his followers have accomplished and
allow the corporate Interests to stifle
the wishes of the people?"
Tho Altft Advertiser says Judge
Prouty's warning lias had its effect and
"his standpat slanderers have slunk in
to their holes with a whine that is sick
The Mason City Republican, after
reading the attorney general's inter
pretation of the primary law. concludes
that one of the objects sought in its
enactment was to knock the newspa
pers out of business."
At the Metropolitan club, of Wash
ington, Justice Harlan had introduced
to him a well-known New York busi
ness man. With the apparent purpose
of impressing those about him, the
New Yorker remarked that his income
exceeded $100,000. "And I simply have
to make that amount." he added.
"Why, it costs me $80,000 a year to
"Dear me!" said Justice Harlan.
CASH THE TIIINC.
If every business man in our town
mid do .business on a strictly cash
system it would be a blessing to us
nil. If we had to pay cash we would
learn to live within our means. It
would save business men the expenses
of bookkeepers and the loss of bad
debts, all of which some one, has to
pay for. If our town could gradually
work Into a strictly cash system it
would bo better for us ail.
SENATOR SMITH'S PROSPECTS.
That Senator James A. Smith will
have no opposition for the nomina
tion of state senator of the Forty
first district, is disclosed by the above
announcement in the last issue of tho
V\ innebago County Republican. While
there lias been some talk in that coun
ty of contesting the nomination be
cause of his strong progressive Ideas,
man could be found by the stand
pa'. element who could measure po
litical swords with Mr. Smith, and
both factions are now heartily sup
porting his candidacy, a fact that can
be but pleasing to Mr. Smith and his
:ny friends in the district and state,
arii' is a just recognition for ills ad
mirable record In the state legislative
body. His commendable work In push
ing legislation favorable to the people
of this district and state makes him
especially popular with the masses.
His nomination being assured, his
candidacy will add great strength to
the republican state and national tiek
HE WENT AFTER THINGS.
In a recent issue of the Dubuque
Daily Times-Journal, tluit paper In a
i'i liimn and a quarter editorial took
exceptions to the claims made by the
Tribune in behalf- of Governor Cum
mins in regard to his governmental
reform measures, claiming substantial
ly that Governor Cummins was not a
reformer until after he saw that the
people were demanding a reformation,
anr7 that previous to that time he op
posed reform measures. Without go
ing into a. lengthy discussion of facts,
we desire to state that the record will
show, and plainly shows that various
reform measures were taken up in dif
ferent sessions of our legislature, but
until tho progressive wing and'Gover
nor Cummins came Into power, none
were ever passed. For instance. Hon.
G. W. Henderson of Rolfe, in the 2."th.
G. A. introduced the two cent fare bill
and it never reached the floor of the
house. Why? Who was in power?
The two cent fare and anti-pass are
closely allied, and as the Times-Jour
nal states, we are familiar with the fact
that John L. Hughes. Jr., introduced
the anti-pass law in 1900, in the 28th,
HIS FAVORITE WHEEL
Powder for nearly
half a century has been
giving the people pure
food long before a pure
food law was thought out
for either state or nation.
from grapes—pure and healthful.
No Alum—fto Phosphates.
Chemical tests show that alum bailing
powders leave unchanged alum, an
Injurious metallic acid. In the food.
Be on your guard. Alum pow
ders may be known by their
price—10 or 25c a lb.,
or one cent an
—George in St. Paul Pioneer Pr«»n
ginernl assembly, but It did not pass
a-, that lime. Who i,s In the saddle
then? It Is a fact and cannot be dis
puted, that until the party under the
leadership and guidance of Governor
"uui in Ins, took hold, and went after
things, no reform measures of conse
quence were adopted by the state legis
lature. We are only looking for the
best interests of our state and nation
and their welfare, and from our study
of the situation, if the country Intends
to stand back of the actions of Presi
dent Roosevelt in exposing the corrupt
methods of die larger business Inter
ests of this country, we will need, more
than ever before, a congress back of
tiie next president of the United States,
ready to do fhings. We cannot see
where much has been accomplished by
tho present congress, three currency
bills have been under consideration,
and to our mind they are all some
what questionable as to being a sure
remedy for the situation. We cannot
Change our position in relation to Sen
ator Allison. We admire and honor
him. yet believe as we have stated
that at his present age. lie should not
bo placed In a position where the
strenuous work of a present United
States senator Is required.
FRANK WOODS— 'AX
1 1 DATE.
Frank P. Woods is what is common
ly termed a -self-made man, 'having
from the time ho was a mere boy been
dependent upon his own energy and
resources for the education tie now
possesses and the competency he now
enjoys. Whon other young men of his
age were receiving the 'benefits of a
school education and enjoying the
pleasures of school day life. Mr. Woods
was buckled into tiie harness of prac
tical life, providing for himself and
parents. His great lessons have come
from tiie sehooil of experience and the
quiet study in the 'home. His was a
life of activity and not of wasted mo
ments. His was a life of vim and de
termination and not of careless indif
ference. His was a life guided by
right principles and not of dishonor
able Intentions. His was a struggle
for the masses and not of subordina
tion to bosses. His whole political ac
tivity has been one long struggle for
the enactment of those statues which
are based on right principle. No one
can question Mr. Woods' aibsoiute de
votion to the cause of good govern
ment. He believes laws should progress
like people, and should from time to
time be .modified to meet existing con
ditions. He fouglit the monster "ring
rule" during the darkest days of the
iv,publican party when the "special in
terests" controlled everything politic
al in Towa. He contended for what he
considered right with a fearlessness
and independence which so character
ized his management of the last gub
ernatorial campaign. And Governor
Cummins was right when after that
campaign was over 'he said to Mr.
Woods in a public letter, "The republi-
can party owes you a debt of gratitude
it cannot easily discharge."
Win-tiler tho republican party nomin
ates Frank P. Woods at tho June pri
mary (as now seems certain) or not,
Mr. Woods will continue to fight for
tiie cause of good government iong
after those who compromise principle
will have gone to their political
But thi people of the Tenth con
gressional district need just isucii a
man as Chairman Woods, in congress.
Wb need an aggressive and progressive
representative, a man of wide exper
ience, a man who ihas tiie ability to
see the right and 'the courage to do
right in legislative matters, arid a
man whose very heart would beat In
unison with tho needs of Ills constit
who appreciates the value of
obligation and knows tho blessings of
independence. Such a man is Frank
Not There for His Health.
The Officeholder—But why shouldn't
I work ill the city hall?
The Citizen—I am told that It Is in
an unsanitary condition, and it will
ruin your health.
The Officeholder —Well, where did
you get the idea I hat I was in the city
nail.for my health?
Bean» and meat have about the same food value, but
"look at the difference in cost. Suppose your people ate
beans once a day—think what you would save.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this Kth day of December,
A. !.. mo
ISEAU] A. W. GLEASON,
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ally. and acts directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold l.iy all druggists, 711c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
Euphuism of Railroading.
The terminology of railroad econo
mies is growing. A reduction of pay
that begins at the bottom is a "cut
one that begins at the top is a "read
justment." It may have flic samo ef
fect on the dinner pail, but tiie owner
of the pall feels better about it.
A fierce heat is required to make
beans digestible you can't apply it
It is simply impossible to bake beans at home, and bake
them as they should be baked. You lack the facilities.
Home-baked beans are heavy and hard to digest, because
insufficient heat. You fail to break down their fibre.
Let us bake for you. We bake in live steam, and our
ovens are heated to 245 degrees. The result is, our bean*
That nutty flavor and that sparkling
zest are found in Van Camp's alone.
The nutty flavor comes from using only the plumpest,
ripest beans. It is also due to baking without bursting.
The piquant tang comes from vine-ripened tomatoes.
Our sauce costs us five times what some sauce is sold for.
The delicious blend conies from baking the beans, tho
tomato sauce and the pork for 90 minutes together. ',
Van Camp's pork and beans
baked with tomato sauce
Baking beans at home is a bother. It takes too much
time. That is why you don't serve them frequently.
Van Camp's are always ready. Put the can in hot wkter,
then open, and you have a delicious meal steaming hot.
You will eat more beans when you know Van Camp's.
.First, because they're convenient. Second, because they're
Beans are 84 per cent nutriment yet
see how many you get for ten cents
Why not tempt them with beans which are as good aa "J
beans can be? Then note how soon they ask for more. :.
They will like Van Camp's better than meat.
10, 15 and 20/ per can.
Van Camp Packing Company, IndianapoIU, Ind.
We've gone after the watch
trade in earnest since opening
this establishment, and continu
ally increasing business in that
line of course makes it necessary
that we show the largest and
completest array here.
With such an array we en
deavor to tempt you—you cannot
well afford to buy a watch before
first seeing what The Joseph
Jewelry Co. has to offer.
Favorit.sm is not asked—we
simply claim-an ability to do bet
ter by you on time-pieces and
invite an inspection before you
HE JOSEPH JEWELRY
JtWELEW AND SILVERSMITHS
The WHITE TRANSFER Line
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
is senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney ."Cr Co., doing business In the
city of Toledo, county anil stale afore
said, and that said firm will pay tiie
sum of ONE HUNDRED DOEEARS
for each and every case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by the use of Hall's
i'l'.ANK J. CHENEY.
STORAGE FOR HOUSEHOLD SoveD^SITH'SahJ
GOODS AND MERCHANDISE ,^°
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