The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, January 16, 1902, Page 6, Image 6

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    FRANK IAMS returned from France October 10, 1901, with the largest importa
tion of stallions to Nebraska in 1901-only man in the United States that imported
aU black Stallions. He imported 40 BLACK PERCHERONS-40
I,Mn))rmAiw u iM.,fiAx0..K i bubble orsr with these eajrug : "ace most eeiect sna xeres
W&KWi black stallions I erer eaw." "Every one a winner and as wide
'i&fhrf Wlll as a wagon." "The choioett lot lams ever imported." "Bat
lpiiiSip&i lams always hat the beat horses." -'Has many prize winner.
tl.mtm&i$Mi at leading horse shows of America." "Won't have, culls."
WmimWmlM "His horses won $1,300 at Omaha exposition." "In fact, they
fMWm:mmn always win." He has on h.nd
mmm&mMiM - inn Black Ptrchsrons. Clyde, inn -
IUU Sblre. and Coschers. I UU
stJ They are 2 to 5 years old, weigh 1,600 to 2,400 lbs. lams has
f SltJlSSpJlll MORE black stallions, MORE ton and thick stallions. MORS
iffiTO'Wlji money makers and TOPS, more government approved and
royal bred stallions than ALL importers of Nebraska. lams
iMi:m&iWtffM speaks French and German and needs no interpreter, knows
v 'M&MlMI the breeders in LA PERCHE. This with twenty-five year i
I - -nri -V. .t.lltnn .nil ..iith. KaithnMHI
irrespective of their cost. He has no salesman, saves you the middleman's profit, uses no gold
brick talk, guarantees tp show you more black ton stallions than all importers of Nebraska or
pay fare and $20. Don't be a clam-write lams. He pays freight and fare of buy ars. Barns in
town.
FRANK
AHS
ST. PAUL, HOWARD CO., NEB., ON B. M. AND U. T. BTS.
Reference: St. Paul State Bank. First State Bank, Citizens' Nat. Bank.
WE ARE NOT THE LARGEST IMPORTERS
In the U. S. Neither have we all ton horses. But we do make five
importations each year. Our stables at Lincoln, Neb., and at South
Omaha Union Stock Yards are full of first-class stallions. If you want
a irood one for what he is worth, it will pay you to see us. Our horses
kM&'3 wou sweepstaxes in au araic ana nacicney classes at noorasaa oiae
'imSVvjH air jwi. Aaaress iu corresponuonce
HB WATSON, WOODS BROS. & KELLY CO., Lincoln, Hsb.
WnW-W"" SPECIAL NOTICE Woods Bros., of Lincoln, Neb., have two ears of
VVftW.Tiliv ''" ' Shorthorn and Hereford buus ana cows for sale at a bargain.
A Pop From Way Back
.Editor Independent: I have sent
my subscription to The Independent
through The Commoner. As viewed
by a pop from away back, I think you
average up fairly well with half the
party turned over to the democrats and
the other half to that Philadelphia
banker. I sometimes hardly know
where '"I am at." Our local work has
been suspended after having brought
it more people's party Votes in my
own precinct than tLe republicans and
democrats combined. A dozen or oO
joined the democrats, a like number
the socialists and the remainder went
back to the republicans. I believe
Bryan is as good a pop as myself, but
he hides it under a cloak. Ilillism
and Crokerism is too much of a burden
for any reformer to drag along. I
never knew a democrat or a republican
who could give any good reason for
their faith and any pop knows that
with half reform and half Hill and
Croker . congressmen Bryan could do
nothing. Bryan would have to do just
as they said- McKinley had to and
stand for docility. Tom Watson stood
for duty regardless of consequences.
He was a second Andrew Jackson,
only more so.
I judge, youby myself. I feel that I
have been trampled upon and lots f
coaxing will be required to bring me
back to where I was before the stam
pede for the lunch basket. v You will
think me sensational, but I have
stated only facts as they appear to me
and come under my observation.
JOHN HANSEN.
Suring, Wis.
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ery case of chronic, private, skin or
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L. Ramsdell, M. D., 1136 O st, Lincoln,
Neb.
country just as soon as they get a lit
tle common sense. For my part I can
not understand how it is they have
been dreaming so long. America . is
the greatest country, in the world, but
somehow or other Americans are the
easiest buncoed. The almighty dollar
rules and I cannot see much hope so
ong as it does. We must soon have a
change. They are getting so rotten
that something must bust soon. Good
uck and all power to your pen.
GEORGE BLISS.
Dorchester, Mass.
A Hew York Pop
Editor Independent: I am Canadian
born and of French descent and a
citizen of the United States. I
-haneerl mv politics from republican
;o democrat after Grover Cleveland's
last, election. I can truthfully say that
I am a populist. My grandfather was
with LaFavette in 1776. I prize your
paper mgniy. i uevti ieiu x uuci
paper. I am a poor man and am no:
able just' now to spare one dollar.
Later I will favor you with my sud
scription. JOHN GERARD.
, Mallard. Springs, N. Y.
From Massachusetts
Editor Independent: I have re
ceived your paper for several weeks
and am verv much pleased with it. i
enclose $1.00. Please enter my name
as a, subscriber.
T cannot say that I am a populist,
but I am the next thing to it. I am a
.Bryan democrat from my feet up. I
An helieve that we can rout the degen
erated republicans better as democrats
than anv other way. I am a fusionist.
I believe all Americans should fuse to
savft the remiblic.
T nnlv wi3h we had such a paper as
The Independent in every city and such
a man as Bryan in every state. We
would down the boodlers very soon
T.nen. AS a ruie me peuyie m me
east think they are the whole thing.
and a few eastern states make up the
United States, but the. will learn in
time I hone.
The cause you advocate is bound to
succeed. The people will rule the
10)
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Th3 Filipinos
Senator Bacon of Georgia, who spent
most of the summer considering condi
tions in the Philippine islands upon a
personal visit, ,says:
"I found them distinctly superior to
what I had expected. I believe this
would be the conclusion of every fair
man who was brought in contact with
them. Since I left 'Washington.! have
been brought in touch with many
brown races, and I do not hesitate to
say that I consider the Filipinos equal
to any any superior to most in point
of character and mental ability. They
abor under the handicap of a tropi
cal climate, and, therefore, are not as
vigorous physically or as industrious
as the Chinese or the Japanese, for in
stance, and this must be taken into
account in dealing with them; but as
I have said, I am convinced that' they
are the equals of any in point of char
acter and ability."
This, of course, will destroy one of
the arguments offered by republicans
in defense of imperialism that the
Filipinos were incapable of governing
themselves and unable to do any
thing except receive the "blessings
of. civilization" from our hands in such
quantities as we thought they could en
joy. Mr. Bacon's statement is entitled
to credence. Personal observation is
good evidence on the subject.
"Whiskers" "Wild-Eyed"
Editor Independent: I thank you
for sending sample copies of your pa
per as it has proven very interesting
to me. There is a great deal of ignor
ance in this section of the country, not
only of populist doctrines, but also
economic subjects generally. I have
renewed my subscription to The Com
moner and have included The Inde
pendent as per clubbing offer. I shall
see that my copy of The Independent
has a good circulation after I get
through with it. There is not so mush
difference between populism and Jef
fersonian democracy. The average
Baltimore editor makes sundry al
leged .humorous remarks, such -as
"whiskers," "socks," "wild-eyed," etc.,
when asked for information, so how
can you expect the people to know?
THOMAS CLARK.
Baltimore, Md.
' Independent All Right
Editor Independent: I will send in
my subscription to The Independent
to The Commoner for both papers, as
I am a democrat and have read The
Commoner since it began, and will
continue to read it and The Indepen
dent. The Independent is all right
and I find it to be true in its state
ments and intend to remain on its list
while it cotinues to champion the
cause of the people.
WALTER LOWE.
Falling Springs, W. Va.
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Patriotic Prayers
Christians who desire the welfare of
their country would do well to add the
four following or like petitions to their
private, family and public prayers:
"May thy kingdom come intd the
United States, and thy will be done
by all our citizens! May thy people
feel their responsibility to thee in all
matters, and acknowledge the author
ity of Christ and the dominion of his
word over them!" Christian Observer.
Needed in the East
Editor Independent: I am of the
opinion that if we had more papers
like The Independent in the middle
and eastern states and the people
would read them, that they would
open their eyes and ears. I have or
dered The Independent.
HENRY ROEDER.
Evansville, Ind.
Another bill has been presented to
congress for knocking out silver, all
in the interest of the millionaires,
bondholders, Jbffnker, corporations and
Special Washington Letter.
F any ' citizen of the republic de
sires to thoroughly understand to
what utter degradation a great
commonwealth may be reduced
by long years of Republican malad
ministration and corruption, he ought
to read the Philadelphia and Pittsburg 1
papers or take a trip through Quaysyl
vanla. That state is the most startling pos
sible illustration of the result of Re
publican machine politics to be found
betwixt the two oceans. Since I860,
with only brief intervals, the Repub
licans have had absolute control and
have ruled the roost without question.
Twice in forty-one years enough de
cent Republicans have revolted to elect
Robert E. Pattison governor, but it
cannot be said that the Republicans
of Pennsylvania are a happy family;
quite the contrary. The savage man
ner in which they are knifing each oth
er under the fifth rib is decidedly re
freshing to all lovers of purity in gov
ernment and decency in politics. The
row is over the distribution of pie.
Governor William A. Stone 'Big
Stone," as he used to be called in con
gress to distinguish him from Charles
W. Stone, who was dubbed "Little
Stone" is boss of the pie counter. He
runs it with a high hand and has got
himself into exceedingly hot water.
Under the ripper bill he appointed
Mayor A. M. Brown recorder of Pitts
burg, which is the same thing as
mayor. Brcwn didn't perform to suit
Stone, so the governor bounced him,
and BrowYi, choked off from his teat,
is angry as a she bear robbed of her
cubs. Brown in smiting the governor
hip and thigh. Lately in a public
speech touching the governor he used
"language calculated to provoke a
breach of the peace," which language,
virtually accusing the governor with
bribery, embezzlement and corruption,
the Pittsburg Post and Philadelphia
North American reprint in their edi
torial columns. In addition thereto, a
body of men, described by the papers
as "representative citizens of - Pitts
burg," got together and lambasted the
governor in a set of resolutions. .
Of course, the "regulars" expect the
storm to blow over once more, as it
has done so often before.
But the Republican revolt is so wide
spread that the masters of the Repub
lican machine are getting scared. Their
original intention was to hold an early
convention for the purpose of forcing
the ring slate through, it being the in
tention to place Attorney General El
kin at the head of it as candidate for
governor. That worthy recently paid
a visit to Senator Matthew Stanley
Quay at his winter home in Florida,
and "the old man," as he is affection
ately called by his followers, declared
against an early convention on the
ground that it would unnecessarily an
tagonize a good many people and
strengthen the "Insurgents," as the
anti-Quay and anti-Stone Republicans
are dubbed.
The Futility of Coalitions.
"D d if I do and d d if I
6Vn't" appears to be the present pre
dicament of the Seth Low aggregation
of talent in New York. A coalition of
unsympathetic political parties and
factions simply to win the offices, with
out any principle at stake, may suc
ceed in gobbling the pap at one elec
tion, but in the very nature of things
they cannot hold together longer than
the one election. They soon quarrel as
to policies cr," what is more likely, as
to spoils. Mr. Low has not yet warmed
his mayoralty seat thoroughly, but al
ready ruin is pending over his head,
and, strange to say, it comes from the
question of .keeping saloons open on
Sunday, at the root of which in this
particular instance is the question of
local self government. Governor Odell
says it is too big a question for New,
York city to decide fcr itself and that
the state must decide it. Now, rural
New York believes in Sunday closing,
but Greater New York city believes in
Wetting its whistle on the Lord's day
as on all others. Hence this imminent
deadly peril to Hon. Seth Low and his
conglomerate and polyglot administra
tion. If Governor Odell induces the
legislature to pass a hard and fast Sun
flay closing law and Mayor Low en
forces it, the thirsty Gothamites will
rebel, and Tammany will return to
power. If Mayor Low winks at a vio
lation of the Sunday closing law, the
temperance people in Greater New
York will kick out of the traces, and
Tammany will triumph. So, no matter
what happens, it looks like Tammany
has merely been granted a two years'
vacation. I
In Greater . New York bo Intense is
the objection to rural New York run
ning the local affairs of the city that
the New York Herald is once more ad
vocating the project of making a sep
rate state out of Greater New York
tlty, which will in all human probabil
ity never be done. The constitution
of the United States provides that be
fore congress can " create a new state
out of any portion of an old state the
told state must agree to It, which, of
course, the present state of New York
Will never do while grass grows or wa
ter, runs. Statue pride is too strong.
Alabama's Grand Old Man.
The action of the house In passing
S to Democrats . 1 $
t& , 33 3 S3
'0 ",&.--&
heart t of Senator ' John T. Morgan of
Alabama to leap for joy, for it pre
sages the building of that great water
highway marrying the Atlantic to the
Pacific. To that vast ! and farreaching
scheme-Alabama's Grand Old Man has
devoted his mighty energies and giant
intellect during the quarter of a cen
tury which he has served in the sen
ate. It has been his vision by ?.ay and
his dream 'by night Others have been
able coadjutors Colonel Hepburn of
Iowa, for instance but it is peculiarly
Morgan's life work, and he bids. fair to
live to see his . hopes in that regard
realized. His name will be insepara
bly connected with that work.
Strange Bedfellows. '
The old adage that "Politics makes
strange bedfellows" finds its latest il
lustration and verification in the as
tounding fact that in the Hanna-Fora-ker
factional fight in Ohio my venera
ble and vitriolic friend from Athens,
General Charles Henry Grosvenor, the
prophet Maximus of the. Hocking val
ley lined up with Senator Joseph Ben
son Foraker. For years many years
the general has had a knife up his
sleeve" and a machete in his bootleg
for "Fire Alarm" Foraker, and he has
not hesitated to use them. During the
last six years, perhaps longer, he has
not only trained with the Hanna gang,
but has been one of the leaders in that
aggregation of talents. It is not over
stating the case to say that, except
"WilliamMcKinley and Marcus A. Han
na, the general has, been the most con
spicuous figure in the Hanna ,camp,
yet, if Columbus dispatches are to be
believed, he joined "Little Breeches"
Foraker in supporting Price for speak
er and in organizing both houses of the
legislature. Qf course it will be said
that the reason why "the grim old lion
of Athens" aided and abetted the For
akerites in the fight to the death be
twixt Foraker and Hanna is that Price
is one of his constituents and lives in
the same town, but there was a day
lots of days; 'in fact when General
Grosvenor would not have supported
his grandfather if his grandsire had
been for the. Cincinnati senator.
When the general found himself on
the Foraker bjind wagon, he must have
felt very, much as did the fellow in
New Yorjc. who recently eloped unwit
tingly with jthei twin sister of his
fiancee.
With these ; bitter factional fights
raging in Ohio and5 Pennsylvania, if
the Democrats do not carry both states
it will be because they haven't sense
enough to get together and stay to
gether through one campaign.
The Republicans are rapidly deliver
ing themselves into our hands if we
possess the wisdom to take advantage
of, the situation.
A Dog Fall.
After all the marshaling of hosts and
shouting for the captains the result in
Ohio was a dog fall, Hanna controlling
the house and Foraker the senate,
which is all the better for the Demo
crats, as it leaves both Hanna and
Foraker in condition to fight, and that
they will fight bitterly and to the
death no 'man may doubt. More
strength to their arms!
Republican Woo! Pulling.
In fact, all things appear to be work
ing together for good tb Democrats.
As things are now going, all they have
to do is to stand, still and see the sal
vation of the party. President Roose-
! velt is helping tis every day by turn
I ing down some boss, and no boss was
j ever turned down yet without iuimedi
i ately betaking himself into the cave
i of Adnllnm. Lvmnn J. Gnce will soon
enter the cave. John D. Long will
speedily follow him. General Miles is
already there by reason of that repri
mand. All the army of the bounced
are congregating in the' cave, where
they will conspire and ferment against
the president. They can't get their
offices back, but they can use their
knives, which they are busily whetting
now. ,
While the president is busy helping
us by doing the bouncing act Senator
J. Ralph Burton of Kansas is unwit
tingly arranging things so that we can
carry the Sunflower State. There is a
bitter feud between Burton and ex
Senator Baker.. Seven years ago Ba
ker defeated Burton by one vote. Last
year Burton defeated Baker over
whelmingly. The Bakerites are in.
Burton is yanking them out and put
ting his henchmen in, and there is
much knife grinding In Republican cir
cles In Kansas. It is a pretty fight as
it stands, likely to do us much good.
Waking Upv ,
That the American people are becom
ing gradually but thoroughly aroused
on the trust question is perfectly plain
to those who having eyes see and ears
hear the things that are now happen
ing within the broad confines of this
puissant republic, and the waking up
is not confined to Democrats either.
Some Republicans are becoming arous
ed to the fact that the Philistines are
upon us. Governor Van Sant of Min
resota, for instance, and other north
western Republicans . are greatly per
turbed by the recent gigantic", com
bination ot railroad interests in that
region under the skillful management
of James J Hill. Van Sant nndonbted-
to make if for all it Is worths There
may or may not te some personal pol
ities in it for: Van Sant. That matters
now No difference what his motives
may be, all good citizens will wish him
well in . his colossal . undertaking. St.
George's battle with the dragon is not
a marker to the contest which Govern
or Van Sant has invited with the Hill
combine, the most powerful one on the
globe. : If he fails in his laudable un
dertaking, he will most probably be
driven out of the Republican party and
may have, to seek refuge in the, Demo
cratic camp. If he succeeds, while all
the world. wonders he will be. one of
the great figures in the country, and
the Republicans may be compelled to
nominate him'" for president. But what
ever the cause of his action and what
ever the result, honest men will wish
him well and pray for his success.
A Prophecy Fulfilled.
When good Bishop Berkeley wrote
the famous line, "Westward the course
of1 empire takes it way," he had no
reference to the seat of political power
In the United States, but nevertheless
his poetic prophecy is being fulfilled
before our faces this very day. The.
political center is going west faster
than the center of population. Iowa
has the speaker, the senate chairman
ship on appropriations and two cabi
net portfolios, while Missouri is the
leading Democratic state in the Union.
Four or five of her distinguished sons
are spoken of very favorably as presi
dential candidates, and a 'dozen of
them are fit for that high ' office. In
Nebraska, still farther west, adjoining
both Missouri and Iowa, dwells the
most illustrious citizen of the republic,
William Jennings Bryan. Verily, veri
ly, the west is coming to the front in
great hape. Three cabinet ministers
in esse, with a fourth in posse, make
a good showing for the Louisiana pur
chase, Thomas Jefferson's greatest
achievement. ' .-":
For some reason or other Iowa is
coming to occupy the place in the Re
publican! party which Ohio held so
long. The Buckeye, breed of Republic
an statesmen appears to be petering
out. General Grosvenor is easily their
strongest man now in public life, and
he has almost reached the psalmist's
allotment of threescore and ten. On
the other hand, the Hawkey e states
men are in-the flower of their years
and bid fair to be on the boards for a
long time yet. They are to be con
gratulated en their good luck.
Astounding.
The recent severe trouncing which
General De Wet inflicted on the bloody
Britishers serves to renew interest in
the South African Boers, who have not
only made the bravest fight for liberty
ever made since the morning stars first
sang together: for joy, but also the
most astounding. Other feeble" nations
have gained victories as brilliant
against grent odds, but no people so
feeble in numbers ever- carried on for
so long a time a war against such fear
ful odds. Three years cruel years-
have dragged their slow length along
since . this war began, and we, the
greatest republic in the world, have
stood by consenting, as Saul at the
stoning of Stephen, while brutal Eng
land throttles those ' tiny republics.
Wherefor? Because England is a rob
ber nation, we have aspirations to be
come a robber nation, ?nd robber na
tions must stand together for self pro
tection and because it is so English,
don't you. know. A dealer in horse
flesh told me during the Christmas hoi
idays that the English had sent over
here for 15,000 more cavalry horses to
replace the 6,000 which General De
Wet recently captured, and he alleges
that G,000 acclimated horses were just
about equal to 15,000 green horses
Every man who over read a syllable of
international : law knows that horses
are contraband of war, and every
American horse and mule shipped
from America to the English in South
Africa is a violation of international
laAv. President Roosevelt is of the
same blood as the Boers, and it is to
be hoped that he will'do something to
help them in this crisis "of their fate
Nine-tenths of the American people
would applaud him for so doing. There
would be no party politics in such ac
tion; it would be an act of humanity.
Old Paul Kruger is making good the
words he uttered at the-beginning of
the war when he declared that the
Boers could be subdued only at a cost
of treasure and of blood at which the
world would stand aghast. T
The Boers are fighting for home and
wives and children and liberty, yet
two Republican administrations have
kept hands off and have remained
dumb as oysters wrhile men, women
and children have been ruthlessly
butchered and while the torch and the
black savages of South Africa have
been used by the English as instru
ments not of war, but of murder. We
have cut a sorry figure, a most pitiable
figure, in this bloody business by aid
ing he marauders.
The Missouri.
Dec. 28 was a great day for all Mis
sourians, for that was the date of the
launching of the Missouri, one of the
finest battleships that ride the watery
main. It was an especially notable
day for the Cockrell family. Miss Mar
ion Cockrell, whom the press dis
patches describe as a vision fit to de
light the. eye, christened the Missouri
with a grace worthy of the imperial
commonwealth .from which she hails,
and her father, Senator Cockrell, Mis
souri's Grand Old Man, spoke in his
happiest vein. If the Missouri com
ports herself in battle as bravely as
Missouri soldiers - did, whether Union
-r Confederate, no battleship will have
a prouder record than hers. , May she
never lower her colors while the ocean
remains salty! -.' ...... s '
$2,000,000 III 1901
. v'.v-,,...' r . -."' I ..
The Year of Our Lord Just Passed Was
a Most Prosperous One for Home In-
stitutlons and the
BANKERS
RESERVE LIFE
Closed Its4 Books December. 31, 1901,
With' $3,500,000 at Risk Upon- Se
lected ; Policy; Holders. !
. Patriotic citizens of Nebraska, men
who believe in building up their home
enterprises and are loyal first to this
commonwealth will rejoice to know
that the young, reliable, progressive
and aggressive home life company, the
.well' known.
. . BANKERS RESERVE LIFE
has . added $3,000,000 to the aggregate
risks carried, mostly on Nebraska
lives, carefully selected and represent
ing the best brain, brawn and blood
of the state. Working steadfastly for
one purpose and determined above ev
erything else tb build here a strong
life company,
THE ABLE MEDICAL DEPART
MENT of the Bankers Reserve Life has re
fused $200,000 in insurance which less
conservative underwriters would glad
ly have accepted. As a consequence
of this caution" and conservation with
nearly $4,000,000 at risk during 1901
the total losses have reached only $10,
500. Of this amount $5,750 has been
covered by re-insurance, leaving net
death claims $4,750 and
NOT' ONE UNPAID DEATH CLAIM
is' carried over into 1902. No other
American company can show a lower
mortality record: . The premium In
come for 1901 reached $111,312, making'
total income over $120,000, and tin;
business on the books will provide a
net
INCOM3 OF $100,000 IN CASH
for lC'"i, aside from the revenue de
rived from new business. The invested
assets of the . company, equivalent to
cash, have proportionately increased
Nebraska interest earning securities
represent the invested1 assets ' and the
Nebraska Insurance department is the
curator and custodian of the company's
surplus for investment.
NOTHING BUT HIGH GRADE
SECURITIES
are accepted by the management and
every penny possible saved for the
use and 7 benefit of the policy holders
who compose the company. The Bank
ers Reserve enters upon the .new year
with renewed energy. It is determined
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The night throbs on: but let me pray,
dear Lord!
Crush off hi. name a moment from
my mouth.
To thee my eyes would turn, but they
go back, ; .
Back to my arm beside me where he
, lay : - .
So little, Lord, so little and so warm!
I can not think that thou hadst need
of him!
He is so little, Lord, he can not sing,
He can not praise Thee; all his lips
had learned
Was to hold fast my kisses in the
night.
Give him to me he is not happy
there!
He had not felt his life: his lovely
eyes
Just knew me for his mother, and he
died.
Hast thou an angel there to mother
him? ' -I
say be loves 'me best if he forgets,
If thou allow it that my child forgets
And run3 not out to meet me when
I come
What are my curses to thee? Thou
hast heard
The curse of Abel's mother, and since
: then
We have not ceased to threaten at thy
throne,1
To threat and pray theo that thou
hold them still
In memory of us.
See thou tend him well,,
Thou God of all the mothers! If he
' lack
One of his kisses Ah; my heart, :oy
f , . heart,
Do angels kiss in heaven? Give him
back! .
Forgive me, Lord, but I am sick with
grief.
And tired of tears and cold to com
forting. Thou art wise, I know, and tender,
aye, and good.
Thou hast my child and be is safe in
thee, -. " ' ' ' 1 ,
And I believe ; '
, .. , Ah, jGocU my, chill shall go
?rphaned among the angels! All alone,
o little and alone! ' He knows not
' thee, ' ' ' ' v: " " "
e only knows his mother -give b.im
Grapbte Story of Experiences la
Tunnel Disaster nt Xew York.
Tho most graphic and dramatic ac
count of the terrible scenes of the re
cent disaster, in the Park avenue tun
nel of-the New York Central railway,
when the rear car of a South Norwalk
train was run into by a White Plain
train, wis given by Acting Battalion
Chief Thomas F. Freel of hook and
ladder . No. 2 and Lieutenant William
Clarke of the same company, says the
New York . World. . Both have records
for bravery in the fire department.
Freel and Clarke were the first two
rescuers to get into the car Jammed
with maimed, dead and dying. Acting
as spokesman, Freel described some of
the scenes of the wreck as follows:
"The first unfortunate we found was
Peter A. Murphy, and he has got more
real courage and nerve than any man
I ever saw. Both of his legs and arm
were broken, he, seemed to be hurt in
ternally and blood was streaming from
a dozen cuts. He was pinioned hang
ing half out of one of the windows.
His mangled legs were held in a wedge
of tons of stuff, his arms were power
less, and he couldn't move. He was
the first man that I saw, and be was
the last sufferer removed from the
wreck. But in all that time he never
made a whimper and was calm and
considerate of others from first to last.
"We chopped our way to him. and as
Boon as we found that we couldn't get
him, out for some time we fastened a
rope under his armpits and hoisted him
up Into an easier position.
"All that he said to us was, I would
like you to take me out as soon as you
can. as the pain Is very great.'
"A surgeon from Roosevelt hospital
came along .and gave Murphy a hypo
dermic Injection of morphine. Later we
found a cushion and placed it under
his back. He was very grateful for
this and said calmly: 'Thank you. gen
tlemen. That makes me much easier.
Others not one-fifth as badly hurt as In
was yelled and screamed, but he never
lost his nerve for an instant.
"There was a lot of heroism display
ed on that car. We found a younj;
man pinioned under a moss of stuff on
the floor. He was badly hurt. Ncnr
him was lying a young woman also
verely injured. The woman was Ijlr
in the path of the stream of steam, and
the young man was reaching over vr'l,
a newspaper fanning the steam a;vay
from the woman's face.
"The fire chaplains, Father Smith
and Mr. Wakely, worked in the cr.r,
helping the victims. as fast as th'
were reached. One girl, Miss D:iKv
Scott, was found lying across the bolr
of a dead man. Both of her legs w-r
broken. On either side of her was th.
body of a dead man.
"She was suffering terribly, but con
trolled herself splendidly. She was
calm all the time, and when at last wh
were able to move her she said to mt
'Be very careful to keep my feet cov
ered up.' Chaplain Smith helped to lift
her out and gave her some brandy."
CURIOUS FILIPINO CUSTOMS
Returned American Tell How t
Foil the Teatlve Cockroach.
James L. O'Neill, an American, wl.
has been in the Philippines for t
year3, tells an interesting story of ca
rious customs among the Filipinos.
"One of the most unique institution"!
I encountered is what is known as th
'sleeping machine," said Mr. O'NeU
recently to the Washington correspond
ent of the Philadelphia Times. "It l
supposed to be a bed, but it looks very
much like a hearse without the gia.
sides and wheels. It is entirely in -closed
with a heavy wire cretr,
through which the air finds It ver
bard to penetrate. You are inform '.
that this screen is placed on the iiir.
chine to keep out cockroaches. whi.
in that country are a delicate little ani
mal about eight Inches long, though
perfectly harmless. You crawl in:
the machine at. the end as a cotSn 5 s
put into a hearse and close the gat
behind you. The bottom of the ma
chine is made of cane like the seat!;;,.:
of a chair. The bedclothing consists c !
a single sheet. The head of the corp"
I should say person who desires t
6leep (notice I say 'desires' to sleci
rests upon an alleged pillow composed
of matted chicken feathers of the coc
slstency of an oak tree. The machine
is very effective so far as keeping out
the. roaches Is concerned, but in other
respects I consider it a total failure. I
am told that one becomes accustoms i
to it in time, but I was afraid to mak
the venture, and so rigged myself up
shack more like an American bed.
"One of the most interesting features
I observed," continued Mr. O'Neill,
"was in a little town in the southern
part of Luzon. The people of that com
munity, in spite of the American inva
sion and the efforts of our government
to bring about a higher degree of civ
ilization, still indulge in their old cus
tom of performing their morning ablu
tions at the town pump. Any mornirg
between G and 7 o'clock you will fir-:
upward of 100 people Filipinos batii
ing at that well. Although that se
tion of the country is'thickly sprinkle
with Europeans and Americans, nu at
tempt has, been made to abolish tl
custom. In fact, it has come to t-'
looked upon almost as a sacred rirbt. "
Son's Temperature Known.
Trofessor , Charles Wilson has ar
nounced to the Royal society a new de
termination of the temperature of tfc
sun, which, with due allowance fr
slight, nna voidable errors, is placed at
8,444 4-9 degrees F., says a cable d:s
patch from London to the Chicago In
ter Ocean. If the probable absorption
of the sun's radiated heat by Its own
atmosphere is allowed for. the mean
temperature of the sun's body is placeJ
at 3,CCG 2-3 degrees F. Professor Wil-