The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, August 03, 1906, Page 3, Image 3

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I The Falls City Roller Mills |
Docs : i general milling business , and manufactures the
3 following brands of flour 5
a The above brands arc guaranteed to be of the highest pos- p
> siblc quality. We also manufacture all mill products and v
5 conduct a general S
g Grain , Live Stock and Coal Business
3 > and solicit a share of your patronage
I P. S. Heacock & Son , Falls City , Neb. |
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Don't Read This
Unless you want to buy something- our line. Remember - &
member we have one of. the largest and best lines of
goods to select from. We buy our goods in car load
lots and for the spot cash right from the factory , therefore -
$ fore we can save you monev. !
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Remember our Buggy and Surry line is 'complete
t and up-to-date and we ask you to inspect our goods Y.
j- before you buy. We have a good supply of lumber {
/ % wagons on hand and are making very close prices on
* them. We have just received a car load of manure ij !
* spreaders and will be glad to show them to you. !
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Y , Call and see us when in need of a gasoline engine. X
Remember we carry Pumping Engines in stock and I
f ; can get anything you want from 2 horse power up.
Get our prices on anything in the implement line. Do
$ not fail to examine one of the easiest running cream ! j !
? separators on the market for $55 and upward. You
should have one of our sulky gang plows to do your *
* fall plowing. Remember the place to save money.
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fEntertainers / Lecturers Preachers Musicians
J'V Dr. Frank Loveland Gov. Bob Taylor Rev. H. E. Wolf
f Supt. J. L. McBrieu Dr. L. T. Guild Prof. A. Loeb
Prof. A. E. Davisson Rev. S. W. Griffin Rev. J. E. Holley
Rev. R. R. Teeter Dr. Dan McGurk A. B. Huckins
D. W. Robertson Mrs. Jennie McMillan Sterling Jubilee
Singers Royal Male Quartet Miss Nellie Hart Merchants Band
and Overland Orchestra
; Fraternal Day Educational Day Farmers Day
1 Thursday , August 2d Wednesday , August 1st Friday , Aug. Ud
Finest Camping Place in the west
Grounds in excellent condition
For Catalogue and further ptrticnlnr.3 , address
ALLAN D. MAY , Secretary
F. A. HUMHEL , Prop.
Breeder of D. S. Polled Durham and Shorthorn cattle. Bulls ready for ser
vice of Scotch and Cruickshank breed , for sale. Rural Route No. 2. Porter
Mutual Telephone 2U , Humboldt , Neb. Mention this paper when writing.
The Tribune for All Kinds Job Work
Week IjSjMg Kentuckians
For this occasion the Missouri Pacific will sell round trip
tickets for $17.30 , with return limit of June 23d. By depos
iting tickets with the joint agent at Louisville , on or before
June 23rd , and by paying 50 cents , an extension of limit to
30 days from date of sale may be had. Tickets on sale .Tune
llth to 13th , inclusive.
To Chicago and Return -Good until October 31st , 1906 , for
$20. Tickets on sale daily until Sept 30th.
To St. Louis and Return Good until October 31st , 1900 , for
$16.15. Tickets an sale daily until Sept. 30th.
J. B. VARNER , Agent.
The Real Issue In Nebraska.
Shall the railroads or shall
he people control the next
egislature ? Shall the railroads
or shall the true blue republi
cans nominate the republican
tate ticket ? These are the
eal issues squarely before the
epublicans of Nebraska.
The potentates of the rail-
oad machine would like to
elect a railroad man for United
States Senator. But they want
o nominate a railroad man for
governor. They want to select
a railroad ticket for republicans
o vote for. They want to elect
i legislature that will be con-
rolled by railroad influence.
Railroad legislation in Ne
braska has just begun. Kail-
road legislation in congress is
closed lor the present. The
railroads know it. For these
easons they will give up the
congressmen , and they will
.jive up the United State sena.
, or , if they can thereby dictate
.he nomination of candidates
'or the legislature and dictate
: he nomination of the gover-
101and other state officers ,
therefore , while it is import-
int to instruct on the question
of United States senator , it is
equally important to instruct
on the question of governor.
Why do the } ' want to control
he legislature and the gover-
lor ? They fear justice. The
railroads do not want to be
compelled to stand equal before
the law. They want to reduce
: heir assessment and to do that
they are willing to impose upon
other property holders an ini
quitous taxation system. They
oppose equitable taxation.
Above everything else they op-
) ese the state exercising its
right to abolish unreasonable
railroad rate , fares and charges ,
and to establish in place of
them reasonable and just ones.
And this is why they want a
railroad legislature to prevent
the passage of such a law and
a railroad governor to veto such
a law if it should be passed.
What shall we republicans
do ? We must not put the rail
roads out of business , but we
must put them out of politics
Let us not yield to temptation ,
but let us put the principle of
the republican party in force in
Nebraska. Let us instruct our
delegations to uphold the prin
ciples of the republican party
and to vote for candidates who
are known to be free from railroad -
road influence. Let us when we
nominate candidates for the
egislature pledge them to vote
: or a law that will abolish the
pernicious pass system ; for a
law that will guarantee to the
people of this state reasonable
railroad rates , fares and charges
and for such other measures as
will be necessary to insure a
square deal in Nebraska for
The issue in Nebraska is not
whether I shall be nominated
for governor , or whether any
other particular person shall be
nominated lor governor or for
any other particular office , but
the issue is , shall the principles
of the republican party be
carried out ? Let us stand up
like men for these principles.
It will be better to stand for
them and be defeated uphold
ing them than to be victorious
without them. Let us stand up
as local republicans for Ne
Equitable taxation , equality
before the law , reasonable rail
road rates , fares and charges ,
justice for everybody , are ac.
cepted principles of the republi
can party. It is the supreme
duty of the republicans of Ne
braska to carry out these re.
publican principles. The rail
roads have determined it shal
not be done if they can help it
Orders have gone down the
line to their trusted men al
over the state to save the legis
lature for them and to help
them to dictate the nomination
of governor and thesttite ticket
Will the republicans of this
state permit the railroad ma
chine to prevent them from
carrying out the principles of
the republican party ? No ,
never !
Mystery Is Explained.
In broken English , clearly in
' his Alexander
dicating' nationality ,
der Wojtowcca explained the
presence of the skiff found in the
river near Nebraska City , con
taining a number of articles of
wearing apparel and claimed
hem as his property.
Wojtowcci ! told the newspaper
eportcrs that he was on his way
vest from New York City and
topped off at Nebraska City to
obtain employment in order to
earn sufficient means to carry
lim a little farther on his way.
Wojtowccx arrived in that city
ast Thursday morning and in-
inired for work at several paint-
tig establishments , and not
neeting with success in his
search went to the Missouri Pa
cific passenger station at 4 o'clock
hat afternoon , intending to take
* i night train for St. Joseph , Mo.
earning that his baggage was
lot of sufficient weight to be rcg-
ilarly checked , and fearing it
night be stolen should it be left
it the station , Wojtowecx carried
lis baggage to the bank of the
Missouri river , at the foot of
entral avenue , and sat down
icar the water's edge. After
: wo hours of solitude he resolved
: o take a swim , and removing his
lat and coat placed them in a
skiff tied to the bank , with his
other belongings. Ascertaining
jy the whirls on the surface of
the water at the foot of Central
avenue that the depth at that
loiut was too grea' , Wojtowecz
caving his accoutrements in the
skiff went further up the river ,
entered the water and remained
: or a period of fifteen or twenty
.ninutcs. . After emerging from
the big muddy he returned to the
spot where he had been before ,
ind to his great surprise saw the
craft bearing his earthly posses
sions floating down the river.
Following as best he could the
skiff in its voluntary voyage ,
Wojtowccz scrambling along the
river bank , over water soaked
ogs , underbrush a n d weeds ,
< eeping his eyes fixed on the skiff
until darkness prevented further
endeavor. Nevertheless he kept
on his way hoping that he might
neet some belated fisherman who
would aid him in recovering his
est possessions. But in vain.
With the coming of dawn Wojto
wecz found himself some four
niles below Nebraska City and
the unruly skiff no where in
sight. Resolving to refrain from
further search he left the river
bank and set off across the coun
try in a westward direction. In
all probability Wojtowecz is the
man who was seen to pass the
Win. Totten farm near Four Mile
creek , hatless and coatlcss. The
only incongruous detail being
that the latter carried a large
revolver with the stock protrud
ing from a rear pocket while
Wojtowecz alleges that he never
owned or carried a firearm.
With the hope of earning
enough monev to buy himself an
other coat and hat , he applied
for work at the farm of Max
Fenske near Paul. Receiving a
favorable reply , he began work ,
and a day or so later read in a
Nebraska City paper an account
of the mysterious finding of a
loaded skiff , stranded on a sane
bar in the Missouri riyer a short
distance below Nebraska City ,
and putting two and two togeth
er Wojtowecz came to the conclu
sion that the contents of the skif
were his. Notifying Deput }
Sheriff Andrew Donovan of this
Wojtowecz received notice of the
desire of the Otoe county officials
that he call at the court house ii
that city in order that his prop
erty might be returned and at
explanation given. In accordance
with this expressed wish Wojto
wecz came to this city and re
ceived his lost possessions. The
chronicling of Wojtowecz adven
tures are in substance the same
as he told the reporters yesterday
lis enunciation was quite faulty ,
resulting from his short residence
n the United States.
Wojtowccz is a native of Bohc-
nia , short in stature , and is about
wcnty-four years of age. lie
elegraphed his relatives in Mil-
vaukcc for money yesterday
Wojtowccz's inventory of his
cgaincd possessions tallied with
heir condition before their trip
lown the river , with but one ex
ception , lie claims that he had
30 in a pocket of his coat which
s missing from the garment'
Hie county authorities are work-
ng upon this phrase of the case
From A Pollard Supporter.
II. M. Bushncl of Lincoln , ex-
) ostmastcrof Lincoln and a
ng republican who was a firm
supporter of Pollard prior to the
exposure of the salary grab , has
his to say in Saturday's State
lournal :
To the Kditor of the State
tournal : In the case on Con
gressman Pollard and the taking
by him of over eighteen hundred
incarncd dollars from the govern-
ncnt : He was no more entitled
o a salary from March 4 , 1'JOS to
July 18 , 1905 , the date of his
election , than the humblest and
nest obscure critizeu of the First
congressional district. After
lays of waiting , the only excuse
offered the public is that it was
legal. The sense of wrong and
injustice and humilation that
comes to every right thinking
nan in the district is given only
corn and indifference by him ,
while he claims law for his act
and precedent to justify the moral
wrong committed.
The writer does not believe
Congressman Pollard had any
egal right to the money taken.
The taking and retention of this
unearned money by Mr. Pollard
can not be justified upon any
ground , although Section 51 of
the reyiscd statutes statutes of
the United States has been cited
as affording justification. It
docs not afford even a shadow of
excuse for the acceptance of the
money , much less a justification.
The section reads thus :
"Whenever a vacancy occurs
in cither house of congress , by
; leath or otherwise , of any mem
ber or delegate elected or ap
pointed thereto , after the com
mencement of the congress to
which he has been elected or ap
pointed , the person elected or ap
pointed to fill it shall be compen
sated and paid from the time
that the compensation of his pred
ecessor ceased- "
In order that Mr. Pollard
justifj' the acceptance and re
tention of this money , it is in
cumbent on him to establish ,
first that a vacancy occured in
congress ; second , that such va
cancy occurred after the com
mencement of the congress to
which another was elected. Mr.
Pollard can establish neither of
these propositions.
In November , 1904 , Mr. Bur-
kett was elected to the congress
commencing March 4 , 1905. In
January , 1905 , and before the
commencement of the congress to
which he had been elected , he re
signed. Assuming that there
was a vacancy , it occurred not
after but before the commence ol
Mr. Burkett's term. If Mr.
Pollard relies upon this section
for a justification , he tnusl
amend the section by inserting
the word "after , " and that he
can not of course do.
Again , the statute says thai
the compensation of Mr. Pollard
shall begin with the time when
the compensation ot Mr. Bur
kett as a member of the Fifty
ninth congress ceased. But Mr
Burkett never received nor was
he entitled to pay or compensa
tion for the congress commenc
ing March 4 , 1905 , for he wa <
not a member of that congres
having resigned in January pre
viously. Had Mr. Burkett beer
a member of the congress whicl
commenced March 4 , 1905 , am
served as such member for on
day and then resigned his sue
cssor , Mr. Pollard's pay would
iavc commenced at the time Mr.
3urkett's pay ceased , But the
rouble with Mr. Pollard is this :
Mr. Burkett resigned before the
ongrcss to which he was elected
otnincnced , and his cotnpcnsa-
ion as a member to that con
gress never commenced , and con-
cqucntly it never ceased. The
iinplc fact is that the cupidity
f the day which prevails to an
larming extent and which here-
ofore haq been disclosed among
nctnbcrs of congress , senators ,
lembcrs of the legal profession ,
ppcars in this case to have af-
ectcd members from the agri- districts.
Under the very law cited in
he congressman's defense , there
s enough to warrant the attcn-
ion of the United States attor-
icy for the District of Columbia ,
or the United States attorney for
Nebraska , in connection with the
acts in the case , the facts that
le drew pa ) ' as an official when
ic was not an official , and payer
or which he gave no renumera-
ion whatever.
But it is the moral wrong in
he taking of this money of the
government which hurts most
ind calls for a protest of honest
ndignation on the part of the
> eople of this district. If Mr.
Pollard had two men in his em
ploy and while he slept one of
hem went into his pocket , took
lis money and paid the other
nan a salary for four months be-
ore he entered his employ , he
vould have both of them arrested ,
n all the business world no
standard of business methods
ind honesty is tolerated such as
s cited in the congressman's de-
cnsc. What influence will it
lavcupon Uncommercial honesty
of the nation if one of the high
est officials of government can do
hese things without criticism or
nuiishment ?
The people of this state are
asking that greed be curtailed
ind that where great corpora-
ions pay money in secret , give
rebates , that they be controlled
ind prohibited in such practices ;
ind yet the congressman from
this district is guilty of taking a
rebate of over eighteen hundred
lollars for which he never hauled
pound of freight.
We want to have a man in
congress to uphold the president
and yet we send a man who
igainst simple plain common
lonesty takes that which he
never earned and which belonged
ust as much to any one of the
eighty-five million people of this
country as it did to him , doing
that which is condemned by the
wards and acts of the president ,
[ nstead of getting behind a law
which in its interpretation is en
tirely against him , and instead of
treating with contempt the great
moral question involved in his
act , before asking the people of
this district for further support
tic should look at his outstreched
palm , stained with unearned
money taken from the public ,
and ask himself , "Can all Nep
tune's ocean wash clean this
hand ? "
The double salary deal of ex-
Senator Dietrich exasperated the
people , but he was both legally
elected senator and governor and
was giving his services to the
people. In this case Mr. Pollard
was neither elected nor in the re
motest way giving the public
his services during the time in
No one can fceljthe humiliation
of this whole miserable business
more than Mr. Pollard's friends
who have worked with and for
him. There would be some
rightning of the betrayal of
them , if he were to put it back
and acknowledge the wrong
done , instead of talking "pre
cedent. " The president of the
United States and a great many
people are working to destroy
graft precedents of this kind.
I have written plainly because
I believe plain speaking is de
manded , and if I stand alone. I
am one republican who cannot
endorse or support , much less
apologize for Congressman Pol
lard's treatment of the people in
this district.
H. M. BusnKEU , *