The Undoing of Zipzip,
Zipzip was a moth. Zipzip first saw
the dark in a cedar cheat where his
family made a part of the summer
Clothes were their natural prey, but
often they were lucky enough to find
camphor and tar-flakes. Sometimes
they found insect powder.
Zipzip soon learned how to attack
a fur coat; how to grapple with a
sealskin sack; how to bring down
a feather boa in true scientific style.
For some time our hero had been
in business for himself. One day
he encountered an unfamiliar enemy.
He bit at it, but the mandibles closed
on emptiness. Nothing was there.
Zipzip was no coward. Again he
sprang to the attack; again his jaws
snapped on emptiness, atmosphere,
air, ether, nothing.
Zipzip was afraid. His antennae
quivered. He turned over and ex
What was this monster, implacable,
impalpable, invincible, void? Ah,
Zipzip, who may prevail against a
It was a peekaboo waist!—Louis
Surveyor and Panther.
A surveyor employed by the St.
(Louis, Bartlesville ' and Pacific Rail
jroad Company, which purposes to
fbuild a line from Joplin, Mo., to Pond
Creek, Okla., saw a remarkable sight
through the glass of his transit in
strument while running a survey on
Band Creek, fifteen or sixteen miles
(northeast of Pawhuska, in the Osage,
(Indian reservation, recently. The
country at that place is broken and
indented with canyons.
The surveyor had turned his instru
ment to see the flagman behind him.
The flagman was seen plainly, but be
yond the flagman about 300 yards
was something that caused the sur
veyor to gasp in astonishment. A
large panther, at the edge of a small
clearing, was gazing intently at the
surveyors. Through the glass the
panther’s every movement could be
clearly seen. The surveyors shouted
at the beast, which quickly ran into
the timber. —Blackburn correspond
ence Kansas City Times.
Mr. Bryan’s Dessert.
Upon William J. Bryan’s return to
Cotter Bride’s home from the White
House he found a note and a box
which had been sent to him by an
old lady whom he knew while a mem
ber of congress years ago. He slip
ped the box into hla pocket and join
ed his daughter and several friends
at luncheon at the Raleigh Hotel.
When dessert time arrived he ord
ered the waiter to search his pocket
and bring forth the package.
"These,” he said, “are doughnuts
sent to me by an -old friend, and we
iare to eat every one of them.”
All gladly consented, and the Peer
less One consumed five, while the
waiters looked on in horror. —Wash-
ington Special to New York World.
THE TYPEWRITER GIRL.
See the busy typist girl
As she pounds thq keys,
Printing other people’s thoughts
With apparent ease.
Sometimes printing other things
Because of lack of care,
And thus producing in her boss
A strong impulse to swear
See her with her guileless face,
Making her excuse:
“I had it in my notes, you see,”
The boss—“Oh, what’s the use?"
*—G. A. Boyd, in Harper’s Weekly.
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Foster-Milburn Cos., Buffalo, N. Y. _
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syimp for Children
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic, 25c a bo
Genuine happiness is able to .->tand
a lot of hard knocks.
Doctors are in business for hca .h of
others, but not for their own.
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days.
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“That play,” remarked the critlca
person, “lacks heart Interest.”
“It does, eh,” answered the star,
“you just ought to see the way the
manager is taking the box office r.
ceiptj? to heart."— Washington Star.
Commissioner Smith vs. The Standard Oil Cos.
Mr. Herbert Knox Smith, whose zeal in the
cause of economic reform has been in no wise
abated by the panic which he and his kind
did so much to bring on, is out with an an
swer to President Moffett, of the Standard
Oil Company of Indiana. The publication of
this answer, it is officially given out, was de
layed several weeks, “for business reasons,”
because it was not deemed advisable to
further excite the public mind, which was
profoundly disturbed by the crisis. Now that
the storm clouds have rolled by, however, the
Commissioner rushes again into the fray.
Our readers remember that the chief
points in the defence of the Standard Oil
Company, as presented by President Moffett,
were, (1) that the rate of six cents on oil
from Whiting to East St. Louis has been is
sued to the Standard Oil Company as the
lawful rate by employes of the Alton, (2)
that the 18-cent rate on file with the Inter
state Commerce Commission was a class and
not a commodity rate, never being intended
to apply to oil, (3) that oil was shipped in
large quantities between Whiting and East
St. Louis over the Chicago and Eastern
! Illinois at six and one-fourth cents per hun
dred pounds, which has been filed with the
Interstate Commerce Commission as the law
ful rate, and (4) that the 18-cent rate on oil
was entirely out of proportion to lawful rates
on other commodities between these points
of a similar character, and of greater value,
such, for example, as linseed oil, the lawful
rate on which was eight cents. President
Moffett also stated that thousands of tons of
freight had been sent by other shippers be
tween these points under substantially tbe
same conditions as governed the shipments
of the Standard Oil Company.
This defence of the Standard Oil Company
was widely quoted and has undoubtedly ex
erted a powerful Influence upon the public
mind. Naturally the Administration, which
has staked the success of its campaign
against the “trusts” upon the result of Its at
tack upon this company, endeavors to offset
this influence, and hence the new deliverance
of Commissioner Smith.
We need hardly to point out that his re
buttal argument is extremely weak, although
as strong, no doubt, as the circumstances
would warrant. He answers the points made
by President Moffett substantially as follows:
(1) The Standard Oil Company had a traffic
1 department, and should have known that the
six-cent rate had not been filed, (2) no an
swer, (3) the Chicago and Eastern Illinois
i rate was a secret rate because it read, not
from Whiting, but from Dolton, which is
described as “a village of about 1,500 popu
lation just outside of Chicago. Its only
claim to note is that it has been for many
years the point of origin for this and similar
. secret rates.” The Commissioner admits in
describing this rate that there was a note
attached stating that the rate could also be
used from Whiting.
The press has quite generally hailed this
statement of the Commissioner of Corpora
tions as a conclusive refutation of what is
evidently recognized as the strongest rebuttal
argument advanced by the Standard.
In fact, it is as weak and inconclusive as
the remainder of his argument. The lines of
the Chicago and Eastern Illinois do not run
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There is little fun in doing the
things we are compelled to do.
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world. See their liberal offer in advertise
ment in another column 01 this paper.
A pencil is often hard pushed to tell
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At druggists. 25c., 50c. and SI.OO per bottle
Styles sometimes make a handsome
woman look otherwise.
Moravian Barley and Speltz,
two great cereals, makes growing and fat
tening hogs and cattle possible in Dak..
Mont Ida., Colo., vea. everywhere, and
add to above Saber's Billion Dollar Grass,
the 12 ton Hay wonder Teosinte, which
produces 80 tons of green fodder per acre.
Emperor William Oat prodig)-, etc., and
other rare farm seeds that they offer.
JUST CUT THIS OUT AND BETURN IT
with 10c in stamps to the John A. Salzer
Seed Cos., La Crosse, Wis., and get their
big catalog and lots of farm seed sam
ples. A. C. L.
Never "judge the fidelity of a friend
by his eagerness to point out your
LaCreole Will Restore those Gray Hairs
From the (Railway World, January 3, igt~.
Into Chicago. They terminate at Dolton,
from which point entrance is made over the
Belt Line. Whiting, where the oil freight
originates, la not on the lines of the Chicago
and Eastern Illinois, whioh receives its Whit
ing freight from the Belt Line at DoltoD.
The former practice, now discontinued, in
filing tariffs was to make them read from a
point on the the line of the filing road, and it
was also general to state on the same sheet,
that the tariff would apply to other points,
e. g., Whiting. The Chicago and Eastern
Illinois followed this practice in filing Its rate
from Dolton, and making a note on the sheet
that is applied to Whiting. This was in 1895
when this method of filing tariffs was in
Now let ns see In what way the Intending
shipper of oil could be misled and deceived
by the fact that the Chicago and Eastern
Illinois had not filed a rate reading from
Whßtng. Commissioner Smith contends that
"concealment is the only motive for such a
circuitous arrangement," i. e., that this
method of filing the rate was intended to
mislead intending competitors of the Stand
ard Oil Company. Suppose such a prospec
tive oil refiner had applied to the Interstate
Commerce Commission for the rate from
Chicago to East St. Louis over the Chicago
and Eastern Illinois, he would have been in
formed that the only rate filed with the
commission by this company was 6% centß
from Dolton, and he would have been further
informed, if indeed he did not know this al
ready, that this rate applied throughout Chi
cago territory. So that whether he wished to
locate his plant at Whiting, or anywhere else
about Chicago, under an arrangement of long
standing, and which applies to all the indus
trial towns in the neighborhood of Chicago,
he could have hlB freight delivered over the
Belt Line to the Chicago and Eastern Illinois
at Dolton and transported to East St. Louis
at a rate of 6 % cents. Where then is the
concealment which the Commissioner of Cor
porations makes so much of? Any rate—
from Dolton on the Eastern Illinois or Chap
pell on the Alton, or Harvey on the Illinois
Central, or Blue Island on the Rock Island,
applies throughout Chicago territory to ship
ments from Whiting, as to shipments from
any other point In the district. So fax from
the Eastern Illinois filing its rate from Dol
ton in order to deceive the shipper, it is the
Commissioner of Corporations who either be
trays his gross ignorance of transportation
customs in Chicago territory or relies on the
public ignorance of these customs to deceive
the public too apt to accept unquestioningly
every statement made by a Government
official as necessarily true, although, as in
the present instance, a carefnl examination
shows these statements to be false.
The final point made by President Moffett
that other commodities of a character similar
to oil were carried at much lower pates than
18 cents, the Commissioner of Corporations
discusses only with the remark that “the
‘reasonableness’ of this rate is not in ques
tion. The question is whether this rate con
stituted a discrimination as against other
shippers of oil,” and he also makes much of
the failure of President Moffett to produce
before the grand jury evidence of the alleged
illegal acts of which the Standard Oil official
said that other large shippers in the terri-
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DCLT* CMCMICAL COMPANY
1144 Hollaed BaUdla* *t. Leuls, Me.
tory had been guilty. Considering the fact
that these shippers included the packers and
elevator men of Chicago the action of the
grand jury in calling upon President Moffett
to furnish evidence of their wrong-doing may,
be interpreted as a demand for an elabora
tion of the obvious; but the fact that a rate
book containing these freight rates for other
shippers was offered in evidence during the
trial and ruled out by Judge Landis, was
kept out of sight. President Moffett would
not, of course, accept the invitation of the
grand jury although he might have been
pardoned if he had referred them to various
official investigations by the Interstate Com
merce Commission and other departments of
We come back, therefore, to the conclusion
of the whole matter, which is that the Stand
ard Oil Company of Indiana was fined an'
amount equal to seven or eight times the
value of its entire property, because Its traffic
department did not verify the statement of
the Alton rate clerk, that the six-cent com
modity rate on oil had been properly filed
with the Interstate Commerce Commission.
There is no evidence, and none was intro
duced at the trial, that any shipper of oil
from Chicago territory had been interfered 1
with by the eightoen-cent rate nor that the'
failure of tho Alton to file its six-cent rate,
had resulted in any discrimination against
any independent shipper,—wo must take thl#
on the word of the Commissioner of Cor
porations and of Judge Landis. Neither Is it
denied even by Mr. Smith that the “inde- '
pendent” shipper of oil, whom he pictures as <
being driven out of business by this discrim
ination of the Alton, could have shipped all
the oil he desired to ship from Whiting via
Dolton over the lines of the Chicago and
Eastern Illinois to East St. Louis. In short,
President Moffett’s defence is still good, and
we predict will be declared so by the higher
The Standard Oil Company has been
charged with all manner of crimes and mis
demeanors. Beginning with the famous Rice
of Marietta, passing down to that apostle of
popular liberties, Henry Demarest Lloyd,
with his Wealth Against tho Commonwealth,
descending by easy stages to Miss Tarbell’s
offensive personalities, we finally reach the
nether depths of unfair and baseless mis
representation in the report of the Commis
sioner of Corporations. The Standard has
been charged with every form of commercial
piracy and with most of tho crimes on the
corporation calendar. After long years of
strenuous attack, under the leadership of the
President of tho United States, the corpora
tion is at last dragged to the bar of justice to
answer for its misdoings. The whole strongth
of the Government is directed against it, and
at last, we are told, the Standard Oil Com
pany is to pay the penalty of Its crlmeß, and
It is finally convicted of having failed to
verify the statement of a rate clerk and Is
forthwith fined a prodigious sum, measured
by the car. Under the old criminal law, the
thoft of property worth more than a shilling
was punishable by death. Under the inter
pretation of the Interstate Commerce law
by Theodore Roosevelt and Judge Kenesaw
Landis, a technical error of a traffic official
is made the excuse for the confiscation of a
vast amount of property.
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