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GREEN GADLES The Dr. Benj. F. Bailey Sanato rium, Lincoln, Neb. Largest, best equipped and most beautifully furnished. In the suburbs of Lincoln, this institution for the medical and surgical treatment of all non-eon tagicus diseases, pre sents the ideal, in its nursing corps, its massage, its electrical equipments, its bath department, physical culture, dietetics and, in fact, everything which goes , to make up a scientific yet homelike institution . A delightful place in which to get well and learn how to keep well. THE LINDELL HOTEL A. L. Hoover & Son, Props. LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Centrally located, Cor. 13th and M Sts. The largest hotel in tbe city, upito-date and 1st class in every respect." Prices ' moderate. American and Euro- pean plans. Phones in all rooms 52 rooms with bath. ,,.,,.., ) GRAIN TRUST CZARS HOW THE LINE HOUSE ELEVA ' TORS ARE OPERATED Secret Service Employed' to Learn About Private Life of Independent Dealers so They Can be Destroyed or Intimidated When Necessary. Protected by DIocEt Signals The first railway in Amer ica to adopt the absolute Block fey stem in the operation of all trains was the Chicago, Milwaukee & St-Paul Railway: It today has more miles of road operated under block sig nal rule than any other railway company. The St. raul Koad " was the first railway to light its trams by electricity, and it now has more than three trains from Union Station, Omaha, to Union Station Chicago every day. For Time Table special rate write, P. A. NASH, General Western Ac nt, 154 Farnam Str t, OMAHA. ,HIO LIBERTY BELfe, V J Cincinnati, Ohio, R. H. Reemelin, Editor and Proprietor. A 32 pff, Magazine. 50 eta year ; 35 eta for 6 not. It is not ONE IDEA prop gandist, but clean-cut Populist hewing to the line. It stands for 82 clever reforms each logically put Beads like a letter from an eld friend. Ton will Dot regret sending 23 eta for a trial subscription. Would You Bettir Your Condition? We have an article that sella itselt 'Agents make $5 per day. Others are, why not you? Write today for full particulars. Send two two-cent stamps to .WESTERN FLY-GUARD CO., , " " - , 30 Burr Blk, Lincoln, Neb. ; (ByfTrenmor Cone , Wahoo, Neb., July 31. In last week's letter I promised to say this week something on the line house ele vators and their methods of doing business. The line house has two sides the outside and the inside. From the outside a line house ele vator system is a line of elevators on one railway, owned by one manage ment, which has men looking after all phases of the buying and selling of grain three hundred and sixty-five days and nights in the year and which reduces the expenses of grain hand ling and elevator operation to the minimum of cost and brings the maxi mum of prices when the grain Is sold. It is a system that finds the best mar kets and is ever in possession of all the latest information relative to bulletins, blockades, car service, board of trade etc., always able to enforce a jm; Settlement of its claims. Thus the line house elevator appears to the outsider. Nature of the Scheme To the fellow on the inside it has all the above business qualities for two purposes only.towit: (a) Nt is the medium through which the railways control the routine of all the grain originating on their road to the farthest market, (b) Where the line house manage ment makes one dollar the railway makes several. , (c) It is the medium by and through which the Nebraska Grain Dealers' association is slowly, though not the less surely, pulling the halter around the necks of all the single elevator owners, the farmers' elevator organi zations, and is exploiting the very communities themselves. The line house elevator be it re membered and this grain dealers' as sociation is one and the same thing in all their intents and purposes. Each is supported by the other, and without the line house support this Nebraska Grain Dealers' association could not live fifteen minutes. " Who Receive the Favors? We have the Nye-Schneider-Fowler company, the Updike Grain company, the Crowell Grain company, owning seventy-five per cent of the elevators on the Chicago & Northwestern rail way, and bidding for and buying most of the grain from the other elevators. f there are any concessions to be made by this road these fellows are n a position to demand it, and if the road wants any favors in return who would it appeal to the three heads of these firms or to the sixty little fellows? The Omaha Elevator company, the Westbrook-Gibbon Grain company and the Nebraska Elevator company own the most elevators on the Union aciflc railway. Same condition as above. The Trans-Mississippi Grain company, the Central Granaries com pany and W. H. Ferguson and one or two others on the Burlington railway. Again . the same condition existing. The Omaha road has the eavey company which is the Omaha under another name. Secret ftorvl ( The Missouri Pacific, the Rock sland and the St. Joe and Grand Island are freer from line houses than t o m m m mm m m m m COLUMBIA NATIONAL BANK OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Capital. Surplus, Deposits, $100,000.00 14,000.00 1,350,000.00 fthe other roads. I wonder whv? These roads could easily get them. The line house elevator has the hearty co-operation of the railway secret service department which con sists of practically all employes of the railways. They are required to make dally, weekly, monthly and periodical reports as to the standing, business done or In prospect of doing, the abil ity, hopes, environment and ambition of every business man along the rail way. When he is punished he is at tacked at his weakest point. The line house elevator came to the single house owner, to the owner of a few houses, and to the owners of farmers' elevators through its agents, the officers of the Nebraska Grain Dealers' association, and told them how all their troubles would vanish and each would make a heap of money by joining this association and getting on a level with them to market. Well, some 200 of them Joined and stopped fighting one another, and looked after the buying of grain from the farmers exclusively, allowing the line house fellows to fix the buying prices at this end and the selling price at the other one. Nice wasn't Z?iWtftMjMtfmWMMMWM;M. it? Many Unjust Advantages After this organization had been put into so harmonious a condition the line house brother still had to himself some eighty different and distinct advantages that he held and still holds over the single house ele vator owners and farmers' elevators; through which they and their god fathers, the railways, are exploiting unjustly- every grain raising commun ity in Nebraska. I to do uonimuea iexi ween -JdTyR' PLANNING TO KILL THE TRUSTS OFFICERS ft Jean B. Weight, PncidsKt J. IL Wejtcottj Job. Sakukzj, P. L. Haix, W. B. Ryoks, 1st Vies Prt 2d Vie Prt Oashk? Assi Cashier J 4 i Tom WorralPs Attorney May File Suits Against Grain Pools F. S. Howell of Omaha, one of Tom Worrall's attorneys who is aiding in the prosecution of the Nebraska Grain Dealers' association on the charge of operating contrary to the anti-trust law, was at the office of Secretary of State Galusha recently investigat ing original enrolled bills passed by the legislature. The documents he is examining date back to 1887 when a law against pooling and combinations was passed. The suit of Mr. Worrall has been transferred from the state court to the federal court. It is be lieved that Mr. Howell has new suits in view similar to the one recently instituted. ' "I find a provision in an old law agaist the practice of dealers com bining on prices at any one station," said Mr. Howell. "I am trying to find out whether that Is still the law. I am also endeavoring to ascertain whether there are any anti-trust or anti-pooling laws that are valid. It is my opinion that the Junkin bill, passed by the last legislature, Is unconstitu tional because it exempts domestic corporations. If the investigations show that there is no law on the subject, prosecutions can still be com menced under the common law. ' Mr. Howell's statement is regarded as significant. It is believed that he intends to begin suit in the state courts to prevent two elevators at one railroad station pooling on prices. Ac cording to testimony given in the Worrall suit it is customary where two elevators in , one town belong to the state association for both to pay the same price. Where an independent elevator and an association elevator are ' in the same town, each works independently of the other and the prices usually differ. , Sulpho-Sallnt Bath Co. Treats all acute and chronic durable sases by a thorough count of Natural Mineral Watsr Oaths and all recognized methods. Rheumatism, stomach, kidnsy iver, skin and nervous diseases .treated successfully. Th.ywiily Sanitarium in the state using natural mineral water. A large and thoroughly equipped hospital department for surgical cases. - . Drs. Everett, Managing Physician. LINCOLN NEBRASKA. Look for this brand on har ness) collars, saddles, horse blankets, lap robes,' etc. Made Harpham Bros., Co. LINCOLN, NEB. 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