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and Inseparable, Now and Forever."
X'i For Vice President.
"Tor 11ember of Congress Eighth District
ot Decatur County.-
For Secretary of State,
8. B. CRANE, ot Polk County.
For. Auditor et-Btate, j&fb
X. M. U1BSON, of elaware Lounty."
For Treasurer,
B. L. WILUAM8,of O'Brien County.
For Attorney General,
C. J. HARPER, of lies Moines County.
For Judge of Supreme Court,
J. W, 1-KEEl.AND, of Wayne County.
For.Bailroad Commit
J. E. ANDERSON, of Winnebago, County.
.. For Electors at I arge,
JOtiEPH ElBOEl'K.of Polk County.
C. H. MA KEY, of Wapello, County.
For district Electors. 1st,
First—F. Mtl.f.EB, Washington.
HeC 'Dd—F. I. KELSEY. JAckson.
Third—JOHN ELWANGEK, Dubuque.
fouttli—M. J.
CARTER, Winneshiek.
IftK-H. M. REBOK. Tama. •»..
Shtth-J. C. WILLIAMS. Habnska,
Seventh—C.£l. LOOUIS, Polk.
Eighth-M. B. MARINO, Ajppanooser
Ninth—J.J. SHAY, Pottawauami
Tenth-L. J.ANDERSON, 4 arroll.
For Auditor
of Blgh Point.
tfe* For Clerk of District Court,.
For President,
of Decatur.
For County Attorney.
of Leon,
For Recorder.
of Bloomington.
For Member Board of Supervisors,
of Center.
Every man whose name appears on
the democratic county ticket is worthy
of the honor bestowed upon him. The
ticket is not only composed of men who
are thoroughly competent but they are
good citizens and will make good public
Two^noted educationalists, President
Eliot ot liar yard and Professor Laugh
lin of the University of Chicago, who
supported McKinley four years ago,
have just announced that they will not
vote for the re-election of fttark Han
na's trust and imperial nominee. Im
perialism, however, is what is the mat
ter with both President Eliot and Pro
fessor Lafighlin. These announcements
are worth more than "straw votes"
as indicators of the wave of honesty
and patriotism spreading over our politi
,„cal consciousness.
Wm.H. Hazlet, the ^democratic can
didate for member of the board of super
visors, is making an active canvass pud
from all parts of tha county is receiving
encouragement and suppoi^ frOm Hhe
farmers who want a -""r'—tyftrj *t
this office. He has never-befora bee*
candidate and has no: promises o«t to
anyone.. He is a sucoeesful fartner anjl
ju such will at all times fceep ths! inter?
eats of the farmers and taxpayers in
view. If elected to this, most responsi
ble office he will discharge all tils ditties
in a business like manner. He is gain
ing friends every- dkfitlid w«h^ilieve
will be elocted by a good majority.
Pjn't forget hOneat Win. Haclet when
joo^east yoar ball9t on election dajt,
The Advertiser has been furnished
with a record of the votes of Mr. W. P.
Hepburn, while in congress since Sept.
6, 1893. This was after the wicked dem
ocrats came in power, and does not
show the votes of the wily Wm. Peter
during his service in congress before
that date.
As this paper has stated, between
'that date, Sept. 6,1893, and the close of
the recent session of congress, Mr. Hep
burn's name was called on the ques
tions coming before congress 150 odd
times, and 50 of those be passed or
eyaded his responsibility of casting his
vote, on roll call. iK
On Feb. 14, 1896, be voted against
concurring in the senate amendment to
the tariff bill.
On Feb. 19, when the houw bill, No.
5174 was up, to extend the time in
which suits could be brought to annul
and vacate patents tin public lands
granted to railroads, but on which
the railroads had not fulfilled
their part of the contract, and there*
fore they should be shut out of further
rights, Mr. Hepburn voted to give the
railroads, bis benefactors, further time,
and extend the time of contract.
When President Cleveland vetoed the
bill authorizing the leasing of public
land, in Arizona, Mr. Hepburn Voted to
pass the bill over bis veto, for the leas
ing of said lands.
It will be remembered that the colo
nel was only allowed one clerk, hut the
bill was- introduced on May 8, 1890,
allowing meniberB of congressto employ
clerks at the rate of iflOO per "month,
Mr. Hepburn voted for it, and provided
a position for one of bis able lieutenants
in the previous campaign.
On June 6,1896, on a motion to pau
a resolution directing the executive de
partments to submit the names of per
sons dropped.from the polls since 1893,
he voted aye.
Congressman Hepburn has been ac
credited with being the friend of the
old soldier and the soldier's widow yet
on Dec. 18,1890, on a motion to lay on
the table a motion to consider a bill for
the relief of Flora A. Darling, Mr, Hep
burn voted aye, a vote that no consis
tent citizen of the United States who
adheres to the theory that the widows,
orphans, dependent parents, etc.,
should be protected by the. government
where the provider lost his life in sup
porting the government in the lines
laid down by the immortal Lincoln,
would cast.
It is surprising to see how many pen
sion bills this friend of the old spldier
On Feb. 22, 1897, a bill was up to pay
members of the bouse $13,000 deducted
from their salaries by the sergeant of
arms for their absence, and Congress
man Hepburn voted aye, to pay these
gentlemen, whether they had been
present to represent their constituents
or not.
On March 19, 1897, when it was pro
posed and carried that the debate on
the Dingley tariff should be limited to
five days, Mr. Hepburn voted to muzzle
the people's representatives.
On March 31, 1897, he voted nay, on
a minority motion to recommend the
Dingley Mil to the committee on ways
and means, with instructions to report
back to the bouse with thg anti-trust
On the same day he voted aye, to
sustain the speaker on an appeal taken
by Mr. Bland against the speaker's rul
ing to shut out consideration of the
Union Pacific Railway Go. foreclosure.
Thus it is 9hown Mr. Hepburn's jitter
subserviency to corporation dictation,
caused him to vote to prevent the peo
ple from foreclosing their mortgage on
the Union Pacific Railway Co., and ob
taining their just dues.
On Jan 27th, a motion was made to
enquire why the president undertook to
bind the United States to pay 94,000,
000 bonded debt of "Hawaii, upon its
annexation. A motion was made to lay
Ibis motion on the table, and Mr. Hep
burn voted to do so* not being willing
that the people of this district should
know thereason for paying such bonded
He voted against declaring war exist
ing in^Culw, and $ot»d to lay such a
resolution on the table, on' March 30,
1899. He voted nay to a substitute
directing the president to' extend relief
to the people of Cuba. On a motion to
ncqgniM the independence of Cuba Apr.
13,1898, he voted nay. Bui on motion
directing tbe jneaident to intervene to
stop thenar in Cuba, on the same date
he voted ay»
Brief Resume of Hepburn's
Misrepresentation of the
Agriculturists of This
He Proves to be a Notorious "Dodger" De
sserts the Old Soldier, Goes Back on the
Civil Service, Serves Corporations.
On mnliiin to t-liM-t United States sen
ators by the peo|,lt, the wily Mr. Hep
burn iliMtguri iis
In the Fiftv-8ix^h congress Mr. Hep
burn voted for the gold standard finan
cial bill.
He voted to strike out the appropria
tion for the ciyil service commission.
He voted for the infamous Porto
Rican tariff bill, after President McKin
ley bad said it was the plain duty of
congreas to give free trade to.Porto'ltico
with the United States.
He voted'nay on the minority ame^d*
ment to the trust bill, sec. 14. He vot
ed nay to same amendment, No. 12 and'
No. 9,
Mr. Hepburn voted for a tariff on
lumber, on barb wire, on nails and hard
ware, making the burdens of the farmer
that much heavier on everything be
has to buy, but he has not helped to
raise the price on a single article the
farmer has to sell. iS
Tihs is a few of th& votes of Congress
man Hepburn, which the farmers of
this district should vote to leave him at
home for reflection and recuperation for
a term nn, if for no other reason.—Ores
ton Advertiser.
Ff *$*£TS
Read the record
ihe custom, on
March II, I SOS.
On a motion to RUiend the United
States revenue laws, relating to spirits
be dodged, as is bis wont when any bill
of consequence came up unless it was
one in which the interests of. the cor
poration was concerned.'
On a resolution to allow the soldiers
to vote in the congressional elections of
1898, Col. Hepburn dodged as was his
usual custom.
On a resolution directing, the .. sec
retary of war to advise the House of the
names and states from where were ap
pointed all of the ciyilian appointees in
the volunteer army since April 24, 1898,
Col. Hepburn dodged.
On the notorious scalping bill he vot
ed aye, on Dec. 7, 1898.
On Congressman Hull's army reor
ganization bill on Jan. 31, 1899, Hep
burn voted aye.
Mr, Hepburn voted against the es
tablishment of government armor plant,
thereby voting to allow the great steel
trust to rob the government on armor
An interesting incident of the canvass
of New York by Mr. Bryan will be bis
appearance side by side with Bourke
Cockran, on the platform of the great
Madison Square garden, at the monster
meeting which will be the leading event
of Mr. Bryan's eastern visit. The ar
rangements making for the meeting in
dicate it will be one of the largest gath
erings ever held in this country to listen
to political speeches. In 1890, when
Bryan made his speech of acceptance in
the garden, Mr. Cockran fras put for
ward by bis opponents to answer the
Bryan speech. Now they are in hearty
agreement on the paramount issues of
the campaign. It would seem impossi
ble in the face of McKinley'8 nearly
300,000 majority in New York in 1898
for Bryan to carry the state at the com
ing election. Yet nothing is impossible
in the way of election results when the
poll will reach a million and a half.
The year after McKinley^had his great
majority of 268,409 the democrats car
ried the state at the judicial election for
chief justice by 60,889. In 1898 Roose
velt, fresh from the wars and with ''all
his glory and prestige and Rough Rider
claptrap, had a plurality of only 17,786,
in a total vote of 1,350,000, which was
Only 73,000 less than' the presidential
vote. Besides that, he had a weak dem
ocratic candidate against him. As to
the election this year, the republicans
will concede Bryan only 30,000 majority
in tbe Greater New York where McKin
ley had 70,000 in 1896. That in itself is
a pretty big concession. The demo
crats claim they will carry the city _by
well on to 100,000. That is Mr. Crok
er's estimate. If Bryan gets that much,
tbe republicans will have hard work
to overcome it in the country districts.
New York is a very doubtful state.
Tidal waves take- no account of big
majorities in the past. The "apathy"
may not mark a tidal wave as coming,
but it dearly indicates the people are
doing a great deal' of thinking and
bav$. tbeir minds pretty well made up.
Thm'are no trusts says Mark llau
na, yet Mark Hanna is compellad to
rlse at all hours of the night and beat
kettle drum for the purpose of driving
tbe trust
.A vote cast for Charles H. Brown- for
conuty recorder is^a vote to retain
office a public offtiftnl who has made
Hanna is giving Lucullan
Chicago millionaires and
them for the purpose of
ing" McKinley prosperity,
your Uncle Wm.
Peter in this Issue, atid see if he has rep
resented youf best interests while in
congress before you vote to return hitn
for another term. •,
enviable reputation in the office fi.i
competency and efficiency.
While 150,000 starving miners
Pennsylvania are appealing in vain
coal trust for living wages, Mari
feasts ti
JeBse Grant, the youngest son of the
lale Uen. U. S. Grant,'and whose home
is now at San Diego, tJal, is taking an
important part in the democratic cam
paign in California and has contributed
liberally to tbe democratic cause. Up
to this time Mr. Grant has always been
a stauch republican,
For the responsible office of county re
corder, the democratic candidate for
this office is not an unknown quality,
having faithfully served the people in
this official capacity for the past two
years, and was honored by being re
nominated by acclamation. Cbas. H.
Brown is cne of the most efficient and
courteous county officials we have ever
had and the people will vote to keep
him in office for two ye'ais more.
No one has aright to expect from
society more than a fair compensation
for the services which he renders to so
ciety. If be secures more it is at the
expense of some one else. It is no in
justice & him to prevent his doing in
justice to another. To him who would,
either through class legislation or in tbe
absence of the necessary legislation,
trespass upon the rights of another the
demosratic patty says, "Thou shalt
not.»-W. J. Bryan.
Marion Woodard is going to be elected
county attorney for tbe very good rea
son that he will make a good official.
Tb^ office of county attorney is indeed
an important one for noother official can
so.easily pile up courjf-expenses' for: the
pre sent official, has set good example
in this line and has kept the court
expenses away below those of his pre
decessors, and Mr. Woodard, if elected,
proposes to follow, his example. He is
tearless in the discharge of all his
official duties and would prosecute all
offenders of the law without fear or
favor. He" has made an excellent
mayor of the town of Leon and will
make just as good a county attorney,
for he is well posted in regard to tbe
duties of this office. Every taxpayer
who is interested in an economical
administration should vote for Marion
Many republicans are already con
ceding the election, of George Cart
wright the democratic candidate for
county auditor. He is one of the most
popular Candidates ever nominated by
any party in Decatur county. He is a
Decatur county product, having lived
here all'his life, and although he has
had much sorrow and misfortune has
cheerfully struggled along to provide
for his motherless children. No better
young man lives in Decatur county than
George Cartwright or one who has made
more friends, for indeed all who know
him are pleased to call him a friend. He
has an extensive acquaintance all over
the county and is making a splendid
campaign. He has not been a standing
candidate for public office and did not
seek the nomination this year, but his
friends urged his name and he was nom
inated almoBt without opposition. He
needs the salary which is attached to
this office and if elected, as be is sure to
be, will at all times discharge his public
duties in a manner which will be entire
ly satisfactory to the voters who elect
him. Be Sure and vote for honest Geo.
CartwrighlTor auditor...
Arthur £. Moore, the demociatic can
didate for clerk of the district 'court, is
genial, polite and obliging. He is the
son cf one of the old time residents of
Decatur county. He is possessed of a
good education and is an excellent pen
man. Wherever he is known he is
respected and admired. Every dollar
of the money .that put him through
school was earned by himself. His
professors speak of him as a tiieless
worker and a young'man well read on
almost every subject. He has been
engaged as a teacher in this county for
several years. bnd is a grand success as
a teacher. After his nomination he
wias called upon to spe%k to the dele
gates, and among othet things said: "If
elected I shall serve the people of Deca
tUr county to the best of my ability
And thbee who luiow Mr. Moore doubt
not his ability. His campaigning has
been limited on account of being en
gaged in teaehing a fall term ctf school,
but he will endeavor to make the
acquaintance of as many pf the %oten
of this county as. possible between no#"
and election day. Meet bimrfknd&talk
\witb bioi and you cannot faif'tit be' im
^resa^Javorably wlOi him,,
The president has at last undertaken,
a defense of his infamous treaty with
the sultan of Sulu. Acting Secretary of
1 War
Meiklejohn performs the office of
mouthpiece for Mr. McKinley, and he
makes a very pretty mess of it.
Mr.- Meiklejoltn says that in the
agreement with the sultan of 8ulu
there was an understanding and reser
vation, distinctly communicated to the
sultan, "that this agreement is not
to be deemed in any way to authorize
or give the consent of the United
States to the existence of slavery in
the Sulu archipelago, a thing which
is made impossible by the thirteenth
amendment to the constitution of the
United States." He adds that "It is
probably unnecessary to call attention
tor the fact that in the absence of the
approval of the president it is impos
sible for us to 'have the Sulu treaty' or
any other treaty."
Which is true. But that explains
nothing. The. president holds that tbe
constitution doe? not follow the flag and
therefore the constitution has nothing
to do with the case from tbe standpoint
of the republican party.
However, Mr. Meikejohn should in
form the people whether there-is a trea
ty in existence between the United
States and the sultan of 8ulu. SL
If not, by what authority is the
American flag floating over the Sulu
archipelago? |J|f| ».
Another thing. Is it true 'that the
United States are paying to -the sultan
and his datos the sums stipulated in
the agreement or treaty negotiated by
Gen. Bates on behalf of Mr. McKin
If so, ifor what are these payments
made and by what authority?
Has the Bates treaty been submitted
to congress and, if so, was it acted upon
by that body?
Was the sultan of Sulu advised of the
reservations mentioned by Mr. Meikle
john, -and, if he was,' did he assent to
If he did assent to them, did he
abolish slavery?
If he has not assented to them what
is the plan for dealing with the case?"" Is
slavery to be abolished by the United
States without the assent of the sultan?
•If so, by what authority?
Mr. Meiklejohn should hasten to
write another letter. His first one is
perhaps yery good for a starter, bnt
it leaves a whole lot unexplained.. And
he certainly ought to let the country
know what the thirteenth amendment
has to do with the matter if the con
stitution does not follow the flag. Pos
sibly the amendments follow and not
the document itself?
Mr. Bryan turns a pretty sharp cor
ner on Mr, McKinley, when he tells how
in 1894, the latter condemned Mr.
Cleveland's administration for not
smashing the trusts. He argues, if tbe
democrats were to blame in 1894 that
they did not destroy the trusts, how
much more is Mr. McKinley to blame
now, for under his administration
trusts have flourished and multiplied,
as flies ,breed around a livery stable.
But it is not proving either the sound
ness of an argument or the truth of an
assertion to quote Mr. McKinley. His
speeches can be quoted to prove tbat
free coinage is a blessing that our con
duct in tbe Philippines is "criminal
aggression," that it is oqr "plain duty"
to give the Porto Ricans free trade and
that we are now reaching out for trade,
though McKinleyism is against all trade
with foreign nations. Mr. McKinley is
quotable, to prove a great many things
that are not so.
\jr '-.'V -.»• V' **T?
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ft
In 1892 it was claimed that 250 men
controlled the United States. Great
surprise was manifested at Mr. Sher
man's statistics. Eight years have
passed away, aud now we find that ten
men can prevent production and stay
the hand of industry in our country.
They hold in their safes the terrible
power to create enforced idleness
among ten million wage earners.
Whither are we drifting, and Where
will it all end? Four years more of
the rule of Mr. McKinley and Mr,
Hanna, trust agents, and two men
perhaps only one Napoleon of finance
will rule our confederation of forty
four states and the colonies that are
the resultant of the greed behind the
Shall we keep tbe Philippines and
amend our flag? Shall we add a new
star—the blood-star, Mars—to indicate
that we have entered upon a career
of conquest? Or shall we borrow the
yellow, which in 1896 was the -badge
of gold and greed, and paint Saturn
and bis rings, to suggest'a carpet-bag
government, with its schemes and
spoliation? Or shall we adorn our fiag
with a milky way composed of a mul
titude of njinor stars representing re
jEpmote and insignificant dependencies?
W. J. Bryan.
The republicans have bought up lead
ing agricultural papers and are sending
them out to every farmer in-the land as
sample copies. They are loaded with
stuff supporting the -republican policies,
and lying and misleading statements
about trade and the improved condition
of agriculture without mentioning the
word republican, and under the guise
and pretense of being, strictly neutral
agricultural papers. The American
Farmer of Indianapolis is one of these
sheets. This paper was bought by a
syndicate headed by" Mark Hanna and
to which he subscribed f'2,000 and other
subscribers are Perry Heath, Joseph H,
Brigham, Senator Fairbanks and other
leading republicans, and Joseph H.
Brigham, present assistant U. 8. secre
tary of agriculture, is president of the
company and editor, They are dis
tributing 500,000 copies and employ the
best republican editorial writers in the
country to load it down with mislead
ing articles. This ij just as bad stealing
as any other kind of robbery which has
been practiced by Mark Hanna and his
followers.—Michigan Democrat.
Prominent Delaware Pastor to Cast
His First Democratic Vote.
Rey. Joseph Brown Turner, pastor
of the Dover Presbyterian church, Do
ver, Del., who has announced his in
tention to forsake the republican party
and support the democratic ticket, said
in an interview oh Wednesday:
"I shall vote for ^Ir. Bryan in No
vember, though I have never before
voted the democratic ticket. While I
am BomeWhat reluctant to talk about
my political relations, I see no reason
why I should not candidly state some
of the reasons for my personal convic
tions and my changes of political align
ment at this lime.
"The ax is laid at lite rdot o&6he
tree under whose shadow "we ^ha^T sat
with deligb t. It is a time for eVert^niao
who loves free institutions^
democratic priiiciples-toupeak and keep
on speaking. 'No more precious legacy
-ever came to any people than that l»
queathed bv our fore fathers to all suc
ceeding generations of Americana. This
generation is in danger of belittling that
legacy and of casting it wholly aside.
'We have outgrown the principles
of our fathers,' we are told, 'and we
may safely discard them.' We cannot
keep to the old lines and continue to
expand. We cannot keep inside of con
stitutional limitations and be a world
power. Then we had better not be a
world power.
"1 am a constitutionalist. Until we
change our constitution in the orderly
way provided in the constitution itself,
I can see nothing but overwhelming
disaster in a refusal or a neglect to
abide by its guarantees and restric'
tions. We have gone outside of those
restrictions and guarantees under the
leadership of the present administra
tion, and what tbe end may be under
such leadership it is not difficult to
"Mr. McKinley declares, with hands
uplifted to heaven, that moral reasons
force us to stay in the Philippines for
if we were to withdraw our armieB
the people would not be able to govern
themselves. These are the vicious
stages by which we have been led to
an ambitious leadership, lusting for
power and hiding its purposes behind
a wordy fog of pious and patriotic
"This is why I am willing to speak.
This is why I cast my ballot for Wil
liam J. Bryan as against William Mc
"They say that Mr. Bryan is not a
safe man. Possibly he is not. But
when I find one man engaged in
breaking up the furniture of my house,
while another is setting fire to the
house itself, I will attend to the fire
bug first. I do not believe, though,
that Mr. Bryan is an unsafe man. His
utterances during the whole of this
campaign have been statesmanlike and
every word has rung true. His In
dianapolis speech is the noblest utter
ance this nation has ever heard since
Lincoln fpoke at Gettysburg. If he is
elected we will be spared tbe repetition
of the shameful spectacle of ah ad
ministration endeavoring in ah of
ficial capacity to perpetuate itself. He
says he will not except a second nomi
nation, and I believe him. He speaks
like ail* honest, straightforward. God
fearing man."
ii* s-
Get Your Money's Worth.
It is hard to appreciate the full worth
of Moirley's Wonderful Eight until you
have used it in a score of tbe emergen
cies that come in every household. Dr.
K. Barnbart, of Clailforne Parish, La.,
says: "Permit me to say I have tried
Morlev.'s Wondqrfia) Ei^bt snd found it
a good medicine in pleurisy: and" pneu
monia.. Nothing equals it in relieving
pain.""' JE^rtee 25 cents. Bold by agent
in every town, free trial bottles at L.
Van Werden's, jar
12 Pages
Phone 22.
Do the laboring men of America de
sire to be brought into competition with
the leperous hordes of the Orient? asks
the Leadville Miner.
Are they willing that their country
Bhall be moved into the zone of Europ
ean strife, which threatens to engulf the
old world.
Veil it as they may, the proposition
of the republican administration is to
let down the bars of the western gate-.
way to the lousy, leprous races who ii?"
habit a far-off world, who have not ad
vanced a step since the pyramids were
planted, who belong to a different type,
a different clime, *and "with, whom as
similation is a physiological "and te n
perinental impossibility.
This is one phase of the question—a
very serious one for the man who holds
hopes for his children. The other is the
headlong dash into destruction which
our nation is taking.
It is not a sentimental question. It
should not be a political one. It is
purely a question of American patriot
ism that the republic of our fathers, and
let us hope of our children, shall be
preserved to us, and that the American
laborer shall not be sunk in the same
slough with the laz/.aroni.
Our strength is within ovrselves. Let
us maintain our republic as the builders
planned. The democratic party, from
its birth to the present time, has stood
as a bulwark against the monarchist
assaults of the Tory and republican
parties, and never in the nation's his
toiy has the presence of the party of
Jefferson and Jackson been more need
ed than now.
"There is not a trust in the entire
United States."—Mark Hanna.
The history of the window glass in
dustry for twenty years has been a his
tory of a succession of pools, lockouts,
agreements, fixing prices and rates, of,
wages on the one side, and on th«
other of strikes and their accom^ani
On account of t\ facilities
we ought tJ be making the best »jaga
in the world, but we make poor glak„
for which the consumer pays double
The American Glasg^jGainpanT wad
fgjJ^RH^efl^Oie factbifftoi "3^1
succeeded in October,
3! .,
-53 I
W th
meric5rrf\Vind w" ^GMass ComV11?
The capital of this corporation
117,000,000. The value of the property*
represented by this capital is about f6,
000,000. Since 1895 the prices of window
giass have been about doubled.
It is stated in a glass manufacturers'
periodical that the pool made $700,000
in 1896, $1,750,000 in 1897 and $2,000,,
000 in 1898.
The glassmakers take the full benefit
of their enormous protection, and as
foreign glass costs more in the interior
than on the seaboard by reason of" the
cost of transportation, consumers of
American glass in the interior pay more*
for tbe domestic article than do cou
Burners on the coast. A box of glass, for
example, costs at Pittsburg 14 cents
more than the Boston price.
The duty on glass is between 80 and
100 per cent.
Besides this great trust we have
the following trusts in the glass in
The Pittsburg Plate Glass Company
with a capital of $10,000,000. It has
about doubled the prices in the last
two years. It pays very low wages—
from $1 35 to $1.80 per day.
The National Manufacturers' associa
tion has advanced its prices 10 to 15 per
The National Glass Company is* newi^S
It is a combination of makers ofjiable
ware and has $4,000,000 capital/.^
The McBeth-Evans Glass Company
owns about half the producing capacity
of lamp chimney plants.—New York
Trust not in
Leaky Pockets
is wasteful economy
to try to get along with
out a pocket book or purse.
Pockets can easily leak as
much as a money holder
will cost and often leak
more., A good pocket
book or purse" does not
cost much if you get it
here. It lasts a long time.
I and is a source of saving
end satisfaction while it
lasts: .- r-.v •.
We ha'Ve alt sorts'of pocket books.
Can suit you as to style, size,
quality and price.

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