The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, July 18, 1902, Image 7

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Tftb Dr Jacks Widow Miti Capric tta
Gwrlght 1601 Streot and Smith New York
We must have another deal thats
all Perhaps a better and more gen
erous lover will appear the next time
one who will appreciate little favors
at their true value You can consider
yourself dismissed with a wave of
the hand that should have struck
dumb terror into the heart of the
other but which on the contrary
only excited his secret mirth
Thanks but I shall take my dis
charge only from the proper author
ity and in this case that does not
happen to be ahem Cap t Brand
Very good Remember I am her
father and the rightful custodian of
our family honor Perhaps I may re
sort to other and more drastic meas
ures should you continue to force
your unwelcome attentions upon my
You would find me ready and will-
ing to give you back as good as you
send sir
Why you young scamp I could
break every bone in your body if I
chose almost frothing at the mourh
with rage
Better not try it captain In Ngw
York state they electrocute for mur
der and its a worse fate than hang
ing which you know has terror
enough never to be forgotten
Charlie acting upon the spur of the
moment could not help giving him
this little thrust
It was a keen one
The others jaw dropped his eyes
momentarily rolled in a spasm of
agony and the sweat seemed to break
out upon his brow
Charlie saw and was satisfied
He had given the conscienceless
wretch a body blow in return for his
vile threats
Capt Brands spasm lasted but a
brief space of time and then he re
covered his self possession
There was a peculiarity about the
captain that seemed very marked
when in a rage his eyes became quite
bloodshot and glowed like the orbs of
a hyena upon the deserts of which he
loved to talk
And just now they were fiery in
The look he gave Stuart had mur
der in it though Charlie showed no
sign of alarm
Here in this public place the
man would never dare assault him
Besides Charlie possessed the idea
that he could hold his own at any
time against the fellow True he
was smaller than the captain but a
life devoted to occasional dissipation
must have sapped some of the aston
ishing powers which a generous na
ture had originally bestowed upon the
worthy man of many faces
But Capt Brand restrained himself
reason had not quite deserted him
He smiled grimly and there was
a world of meaning in his sardonic
Very good my hearty You have
chosen to throw down the glove and
from this hour its war to the knife
between us You may live to rue the
day you made an enemy out of one
who held out the olive branch De
pend upon it Arline Brand is not for
you A fond parent must guard the
interests of his sweet child Go your
way young sir and when next me
meet it will be as foes to the death
I wash my hands of you
The Fateful Hour
Charlie looked after the retreating
figure of Capt Brand and was in
doubt whether to take him seriously
or consider his threat a huge joke He
soon resolved to dismiss from his
mind Capt Brand and all he typified
and seek repose
He gained the sanctity of his room
and lighting the gas sat down to
have a last deliberation ere retiring
All seemed capable of running in a
smooth groove but the best laid
schemes of mice and men gang aft
agley Bobby Burns tells us and who
has not found it true in his own ex
Charlie retired Whether he slept
soundly or not concerns us little but
under the circumstances it is hardly
probable that his slumber was very
There was too great a load on his
He felt very much as a man might
who stands upon the brink of a preci
Success or failure his whole fu
ture depended upon one little word
was balanced in the hollow of a girls
Charlies previous bitter experience
had caused him to feel more or less
caution with a shade of distrust to
waiS the gentle sex and against this
he had to fight
Could he have known what lay be
fore him under what fearful condi
tions he was fated to win his sweet
heart even his bold warrior spirit
might have quailed a little
It is just as well perhaps that these
things are mercifully hidden from our
view just as well that we need only
grapple with each difficulty as it ap
pears in view instead of crossing
bridges before we come to them
The day dawned
There was more or less or a bustle
in the air
New York contains more sons of
Erin than probably any Irish city out
side of Dublin
And these patriotic exiles never
neglect to fittingly celebrate St Pat
ricks day no
matter what the
weather may be
Charlie felt he must have something
to distract his attention Artemus
was not in sight the daily paper had
been exhausted and as a last resort
he sauntered out to watch the crowds
Never once did he wander far from
the hotel which fact later on he was
inclined to believe was a special dis
pensation of Providence
The magnet was there that held
He smoked and walked and so
the time dragged by until the hour of
fate arrived
Charlie the better to see and be out
of the anticipated jam had mounted
a convenient carriage stone standing
in front of a dwelling house half a
block from the hotel
Great as was the excitement around
him it seemed to be doubly intensi
fied further along the line of march
especially in front of the hotel
He saw the procession break at this
point melt away as it were
Men ran toward the hotel in squads
waving their arms wildly
Was it an opportunity to quench
the thirst that frequently burns Irish
throats on this glorious holiday
Charlie knew of yore all about
the battle of the Boyne and how an
orange flag arouses the hatred of a
St Patricks day parader even as the
red flag stirs the maddened bull to
Had some bold and incautious soul
dared to invite immolation by thus
Haunting in their faces the color they
He supposed this must be the case
To his surprise however tho ex
citement spread the crowd pressed
madly forward mounted officers came
galloping back shouting out some
thing that at first he could not catch
Never to his dying day would Char
lie Stuart forget the intense anxiety
of that moment when he seemed to
feel as though the fate of empires was
at stake and then he heard distinctly
above the roar the stentorian voice of
a leathern lunged officer
Turn out The avenue is impass
able The Windsor hotel is on fire
Turn out
Doubtless that stentorian shout
sent a shuddering chill to many a
heart when those who heard it glanc
ed up at the massive pile and compre
hended the hundreds of precious lives
that wore endangered
To none could it appeal with more
irresistible force than to Charlie
All his hopes and ambitions on earth
were centered there the girl he
loved with heart and soul was far up
in the doomed structure perhaps
asleep under the influence of an
opiate after a wakeful night with an
aching brow
At first his blood seemed congeal
ed into ice
Then it leaped through his veins
like boiling lava fresh from the
throat of Vesuvius
Charlie did not waste time in re
Time was worth more than money
now worth all the world to him
He had leaped to the pavement
like a deerhound and dashed toward
the hotel in great bounds
Some men would have lost their
wits but it seemed that the greater
the emergency the keener became his
Even as he ran and elbowed his
way through the excited crowd with
irresistible force he was mapping out
a plan of campaign
Really there seems no limit to the
human mind its capacity is astonish
ing it rises to meet the emergency
regardless of what is needed
Now even when thus fighting his
way through the crowd Charlie saw
the hopelessness of attempting to
reach the main entrance on the ave
The space for half a block was
densely packed with a whooping mass
of humanity partly imbued with the
eager curiosity that always distin
guishes crowds the world over and at
the same time a chivalrous desire to
be of use somehow
If he desired to reach that door
he must perforce walk over the heads
of the packed crowd
A better plan suggested itself
He remembered a side entrance
which would admit him much more
Now he was at the corner
He took one look up and around
The picture was impressed upon
the tablets of his memory forever
No longer were handkerchiefs and
green ribbons waving from the
numerous windows of the hotel in
stead panic stricken girls threw out
their arms appealingly and shrieked
in terror
The wand of an evil magician had
touched the scene and transformed it
in a twinkling
Smoke already oozed from several
openings proving to Charlie that his
hopes of the fire being trifling were
It was most serious
The holocaust of the Parisian
Charite Bazar was about to be repeat
ed in New York and that St Pat
ricks day would be marked as the
most grewsome Gotham had ever
Charlie now had a better chance to
push ahead
Already he feared he had delayed
too long
There were many people and much
excitement in the side street but it
was of course not to be compared
with the avenue where the crowds
had gathered to witness the parade
Straight to the door Charlie
A man stood there endeavoring to
keep out those who had no business
inside for it is well known that dar
ing thieves will take advantage of
such occasions to ply their nefarious
trade even if they do not at times
even create the opportunity
Ten men could not have kept our
Charlie from pushing in
He shouted that he was a guest
and then rushed inside nor did the
man after one look at his haggard
face attempt to say him nay
Charlie avoided the office where
men swarmed and orders were shout
ed that could never be obeyed
His business was aloft
She was there exposed to a fright
ful death and he felt that he lived
but to save her
So up he bounded three steps at a
One thing he must remember--the
Windsor was famous as a caravan
sary where a stranger might easily
lose himself in the many passages
To do so now would be indeed fatal
to all his hopes
He found smoke everywhere and
even fancied he could hear the crack
ling of flames though the whole place
was in such a turmoil that one could
not be sure of this
He also met numerous persons fly
ing this way and that maddened with
Soine hardly knew whither they
went and appealed frantically to this
cool headed man beseeching him for
heavens sake to tell them where the
stairs could be found
Nor did he fail to direct them every
one even while he pushed on to the
next flight
Up up he went still finding smoke
circling along the halls through
which women staggered shrieking
their appalling distress
It was a terrifying picture
There were comical elements In
jected into it of course but no one
had the heart to laugh
Charlie knew in his heart a dread
ful calamity was impending nothing
short of a miracle could save the
great structure now and the days of
miracles appear to be past
Perhaps scores of human lives
would be sacrificed to the demon of
fire mostly helpless women em
ployes or guests who had been view
ing the parade from the upper win
The mere fact that such a draught
passed through the halls from these
open windows would hasten the total
demolition of the whole structure and
make it more certain
Had Charlie no sacred duty of his
own to perform he would have gladly
devoted all of his time toward effect
ing the rescue of these terrified girls
As it was he could only think of
Her lovely face was before his eyes
and seemed to plead with him to
make haste
The smoke was growing even more
dense and he had to push close to
the doors to distinguish the numbers
in order to make sure that he was on
the right floor
At last this knowledge came to
The opportunity was in his grasp
Here the same conditions seemed to
abound there was smoke in plenty
frenzied maids and flying figures
darting through it all like spectres
Charlie was somewhat out of breath
as a result of his steady climb but
otherwise in good physical condition
He had the number of Arlines
rooms well in his mind the house
had been crowded and these were the
best at her service though the clerk
had promised her a suite near the
McKinleys after that day
What if he could have made a mis
take in any way The wretched con
sequences almost paralyzed him to
even think of it
Eagerly he had scanned each flying
or crouching female figure he met in
the hope that he might thus discover
the one he sought
But as yet he had not found her
Even in that smoke laden atmos
phere he knew he could not mistake
her figure while one note from her
voice must have thrilled him through
and through
To be continued
The Talk of Children
It has been said that children speak
the best English in the world in
that their idea is expressed in the
fewest words and to the point
Mr Andrew Simonds of Charleston
is convinced that their powers of
vernacular are superior to his talent
for intelligible description
He was one day trying to interest
his little girl nearly 3 years old by
telling her stories of the circus She
loved horses and was particularly
impressed by the feats of the bare
back riders
Now he said taking a chair by
way of illustration this is a horse
A man comes in on him and rides him
all round the ring standing up with
out any saddle or bridle Then di
rectly another horse comes in bare
back putting another chair by the
first and the man rides him too
just in the same way until at last
there are four horses and he ridej
them all round the ring at the same
time And a row of four chairs rep
resent the four horses Now wasnt
that fine
The little one looked up very
grave her eyes full of the doubt and
credulity that so often puzzle us
Yes he had many legs that
And I had to go all over that story
again said Mr Simonds
True Greatness
True greatness first of all Is a
thing of the heart It is all alive witfc
robust and generous sympathies It is
neither behinfi its age nor too far be
fore it It is up with its age and
ahead of it only just so far as to be
able to lead its march It cannot
slumber for tctivity is a necessity of
its existence It is no reservoir but s
fountain Roswell D Hitchcoci
Republicans Warned Against Playing
Into the Hand3 of Their Adversa
ries by Tinkering the Tariff Under
the Pretext of Hitting the Monopo
For forty years the free trade ques
ion has been the main hope of the
lemocracy The great campaign of
1892 was won on the tariff or free
rade issue under conditions much
esembling those of the present time
ft will be recalled that the country
was in a condition of prosperity in
1892 that up to that time had not been
equaled The country is in a greater
condition of prosperity at the present
time Some people are seemingly
anxious to make some sort of tariff
revolution As in 1892 all are doing
well but there are jealousies arising
between various interests each seem
ingly willing to take its chances of
self destruction by attempting to des
troy somebody else
In Iowa men are anchoring them
selves on present prosperity to de
mand a change in the schedules that
have brought this prosperity The
proposition is made in the interest of
tariff reform as it was made in 1892
for the purpose of hitting the mon
opolies In 1892 the blow was aim
ed at Carnegie In 1902 It is aimed at
Pierpont Morgan It did not hit Car
negie In 1892 but hit nearly everybody
else It may not hit Morgan in 1902
but it may hit nearly every one else
Some of the men in Iowa who have
made hundreds of thousands of dol
lars in increased values of real estate
are the chief agitators for the present
disturbance of the tariff They think
everything is so securely established
that congress could go pell mell into
the tariff question without hurting
anything or anybody There is dan
ger to the country and to the Repub
lican party in this agitation which
seemingly has its home in Iowa Re
publicans are every day heard rav
ing against the tariff just as they did
in 1S92 when people scarcely had
time to add up their profits
It is a cute piece of politics that
the Democrats or mugwumps are
playing in Iowa rock ribbed Repub
lican state as she is If a tariff re
form plank can be put into the Re
publican platform of Iowa it will be
a greater victory for mugwumpism
Iowa has the speaker of the house
the leader of the senate and two
members of the cabinet A voice
It is perfectly evident that Cuba is
to be exploited by tho Sugar and To
bacco trusts and it is these which
will chiefly profit from any tariff con
cession on Cuban products Tho peo
ple of Cuba would bo benefited very
little if at all by tho proposed 20 per
cent reduction Omaha Boo
Beet Sugar
There was a period when the pro
duction of beet sugar in this country
received the warmest attention of
protectionists Through tho Dingley
tariff beet sugar received an impetus
that has rooted beet sugar factories
in a number of states and enhanced
the production to such an extent that
in large stretches of territory the
Sugar trust has cut tho price of its
sugar below cost that thereby it may
force the beet made sugar out of tho
market It is claimed that in the
last reduction made by the trust to
three and a half cents a pound for
granulated sugar at Missouri river
points the price named was below
the cost of raw sugar on the Atlantic
It is intimated if the plans of the
trust succeed in forcing tho beet sugar
factories of Nebraska Kansas and
other western points and the Pacific
coast out of joint it will then turn
its attention to the eastwards and
give the people cheaper sugar for a
period so that the beet sugar factories
of Michigan and some other beet sec
tions will be forced to lay down But
it is a singular thing that protection
ists wno originally contended lor a
good tariff rate upon sugar to protect
American industries should now be
found attacking tho beet sugar inter
ests If one American industry is
worthy of protection so aro every one
of the others Protection cannot be
twisted around to convey the idea fhat
beet sugar people are monopolists for
most surely if the growing industry of
beet sugar is fostered monopoly what
are all the other industries built up
in this country through the operations
of protective tariffs Racine Wis
Coming to Their Senses
The Republican majority in Con
gress is beginning to come to its
senses and shows a disposition to
listen to those who advocate tho let
ting of well enough alone For a while
past men posing as protectionists have
been doing all in their power to con
tribute to the gratification of those
anxious to strike down the Dingley
act but as the closing days of the ses
sion approach they are growing more
considerate of the platform upon
which they were elected The pros
pect of meeting their constituents face
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from Iowa would sounJ like the voice
of authority coming directly from the
administration The Republicans of
Iowa might well stop and think and
also analyze the source from which
emanates the attempt to put a tariff
reform plank into the Iowa Republican
platform a plank that might be
measurably right in itself but one
that would be construed as a letting
down of old time principles and be re
garded away from home as giving aid
and comfort to the enemy
Remember the ides of 92 Des
Moines Capital
Who Would Benefit
A few days ago a statement was
made to the senate committee by a
gentleman who had investigated con
ditions in Cuba that a large number
of sugar plantations in the island are
owned by Americans It is highly
probable that officials of the Sugar
trust are among these owners in fact
constitute a majority of them The
president of the trust has admitted
that he invested in Cuban sugar lands
and it is altogether likely that others
in the trust have done so These men
would get a share of the 8000000
which Mr McCall says the 20 per cent
tariff reduction would give Cuba That
all of it would not go to the island is
absolutely certain We think there is
no doubt that the sugar crop of Cuba
is very largely controlled by the trust
and that the corporation has put it
self In position to practically control
In the future the Cuban sugar indus
try In regard to the islands other
staple product tobacco there has just
been incorporated in New Jersey a
35000000 company to take over sev
eral important tobacco interests in
Cuba The new company is organ
ized in the interest of the Consolidated
Tobacco company commonly known
as the trust which now controls most
of the tobacco manufacturing business
of the United States and is preparing
to control a large part of the Cuban
tobacco industry
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to face has a great deal to do with
their accession of reasonableness
San Francisco Chronicle
Tariff and Trust Issue
In respect to a revival of the tariff
issue it may be assumed that the
American people know a good thing
when they have it in hand They
will not soon forget the paralysis of
American industries caused by the
tariff the Democrats formulated when
they last had the opportunity It re
quired some years even after the
Cleveland Wilson tariff was abolished
for the countrys industries to rally
from its blighting effects But gradu
ally under the revivifying influence
of a Republican tariff normal condi
tions were restored and as a conse
quence we to day see the era of great
est prosperity ever enjoyed by the
American people It is equivalent to
an intimation that the people have
gone daft to assume that they
would be willing to exchange present
tariff conditions for the paralyzing
system that wrought disaster before
So far as the trust issue is con
cerned it would be a lucky thought
but for one fundamental drawback
That issue was promptly pre empted
by the Republican party at a time
when the Democrats spurned it The
anti trust measure known as the
Sherman act was passed by a Repub
lican congress was totally ignored by
a subsequent Democratic administra
tion and now it is being vigorously
enforced by the Roosevelt administra
tion Los Angeles Herald
That Generous Trust
The Sugar trust doesnt see how it
can be justly accused of a selfish in
terest in the bill to lower the tariff
on Cuban sugar as it owns only a lit
tle over 99 per cent of the sugar
Salt Lake City Tribune
Men and roosters sometimes loss
their heads by crowing too soon
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Expedition Organizing to Explore Sup
posed Relic of the Stone Ago
A remarkable discovery has been
mado on the shores of Prince William
Sound While a prospector named
Leeds was out with a party of natives
looking for mineral he ciitno to tho
entrance of a largo cave nlmost con
cealed from view
Leeds entered tho cavern and was
astonished to find there fourteen
wooden canoes each containing a
mummified corpse Stone Implements
were found beside the bodies and
stone slabs covered the canoes ev
erything indicating that the bodies
had been placed there during the
stone age
Tho find was as big a mystery to
the natives as to the white man Their
tribe has been on tho shores of Prince
William Sound from a period so re
mote that their traditions do not run
back to the time of its advent there
yet they havo had no knowledge of
the cave or of tho character of people
who are interred there Nor do the
present natives use stone implements
Leeds did not disturb the bodies
but carefully marked the site of the
cave and after prospecting returned
to Valdoz An expedition Is being or
ganized headed by Capt Story of the
Alaska Packers Association to make
a thorough exploration of the cavern
and the remains that repose therein
Importance of Fruit and Vegetable
Raising Is Increasing Rapidly
Gardeners and fruit growers es
pecially those residing near the larger
cities of the country have been en
joying a profitable business of late
years and the demand for their prod
ucts is still on the increase
handling of these articles too lias de
veloped and is a great business enter
prise commanding millions of dollars
of capital Already North America Is
the greatest fruit growing country in
the world practicing the most scien
tific and progressive methods The
flower growing interest is itself an im
portant source of national wealth
Where once wo grew tomatoes in an
amateurish way as a garden product
we now grow them in blocks of hun
dreds of acres So great have become
thehorticultural interests in this coun
try that departments of horticulture
have been established even in many
small as well as tho large schools
The generation to come will see the
different branches of horticulture
each in itself a department of the in
stitution The extent to which these
special industries are singled out and
emphasized measures the increasing
importance of agriculture as a whole
Made a Serious Mistake
Ex Speaker Thomas B Reed was a
victim of mistaken identity the other
morning according to a yarn told at
the Lawyers Club The portly states
man was walking down Broadway
when he was accosted by a Wall street
operator who is fond of other games
of chance besides those played on tho
Stock Exchange and who is wont to
confuses faces
Hello Pat was the operators
Sir exclaimed the ex Speaker
You look as fresh as a daisy old
SirV repeated Mr Reed with ris
ing inflection
You must have won a pile last
Sir thundered the man from
Oh come off Pat Dont you rec
ognize your friends when you are
down here
You have made a mistake sir
Well if you are not Pat Sheedy Ill
eat my hat
Do so then said the ex Speaker
curtly I am Thomas B Reed
New York Times
In the Time to Come
Prof Jacques Loebs theory that
electricity is the staff of life has
been perfected and methods have been
arranged in accordance with the idea
that the body is nothing but a human
Nevertheless science has not yet
reached the point of eliminating all
the ills to which flesh is heir and with
regret a mother notes that one of the
children is ailing
What seems to be the matter
asks the father
I cant quite make out replies the
anxious mother but I am inclined to
think that his voltage is low
Possibly suggests the father he
needs to be jarred to the extent of a
few amperes
It may be the mother admits
and yet I am not at all certain that
the trouble is not due to the fact that
his voltage is too high
Have you tried the ohm ammeter
asks the father
Where Men Hibernate
To accustom themselves to hunger
and to the absence of food the Rus
sian peasant practices a sort of hiber
nation says a curious mot in LAn
thropologie As soon as the head of
the house discovers that the quantity
of rye on hand is not sufficient to last
out the winter he arranges to limit
its consumption The whole
family goes to bed and sleeps for the
greater part of the next four or five
months In order to economize the
animal heat and to limit as much a
possible the necessity for food all
movement is restricted to what is ab
solutely necessary The custom is
called liojka and is practiced by
whole districts Only the most im
perative want is permitted to disturb
the slumber and immediate ill is
dUent again
or votj