The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, May 15, 1908, Page 2, Image 2
THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE , FRIDAY , MAY i5 , 1908 ? We Show Our Appreciation for the Hearty Response to Our Forced of the Entire ing , Shoes and Furnishin of the Ben Cole Mercantile Company of Peny , Oklahoma by offering this week still greater bargains than ever , There is only one object in view we MUST dispose of the stock in the next fourteen days , Yeti can't afford to miss these BAR GAINS and should take advantage and buy every dollar's worth of Clothing , Shoes and Furnishing Goods you need at this FORCED SALE , See last week's ' display ad , and come at once and share the feast of bargains , Big force of clerks , Look for the BIG RED SIGNS , S. J. BARREN ! , Ad. Man * Five Doors South of the Richardson Co. Bank Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill. Below uro n few remnrka innde by Congressman Polltml in the House ( i few days ago on the ques tion of appropriating money reo- ommencled by the president to enable the Interstate Commerce Commission to carry out the publicity - ! licity feature of the Uopburn rail way rate act passed two years ago , and which wo think will bo of interest to our readers : , . Mr. Chairman , the gentleman who has just taken his seat says that ho is in favor of enforcing every provision of the Interstate Commerce act , and yet ho takes it upon himself to oppose an appro priation to carry into eil'ect the very thing that ho says ho is in favor of. Mr. Keifer. The gentleman is mistaken. Mr. Pollard. Now , Mr. Chair man , there is only one question , 1 believe in thin whole discussion. This House two years ago enacted , and gentlemen opposing this amendment without exception voted for , what is known as the "Hepburn railroad rate act. " In that act is section 20 , which pro vides for the publicity of the ac counting system of railways. The question before the House today is whether we are in favor of enforcing that section. That is the only section before the com mittee ; and if wo are , will we give the Interstate Commerce Commis sion BUlHcient money to enforce it , The whole question revolves around the point as to the amount of money necessary to carry into effect this provision of the law. This very section which the gen tleman froiu Michigan ( Mr. Townsend - end ) seeks to amend- , limits the amount of money that can bo used for that purpose to $50,000 , and the gentleman from Minnesota certainly will agree that that is true. Mr.Tawuey. Will the gentle man from Nebraska explain to the committee on what basis ho insists that $250,000 are necessary ? Mr. Pollard. I will be very glnt to. Mr. Tawney. Give us the details tails of the expenditures. Mr. Pollard. I will be very glnc to enter into that. What I was objecting to in the gentleman from Minnesota was his statement by which ho undertook to leave the impression on the House that the Commission could use the whole $750,000 for the enforce- inont of this section. Mr. Tawney. T was asked the juestion by the gentleman from Michigan if it was not a fact that hey had $750,000 in addition , and if any part of that could be used , nd I said it could bo. Mr. Pollnrd. If I misquote the gentleman , I beg his pardon , but understood him to say that they mil $750,000 that could bo used or that purpose , while the section u question limits the amount that ould be used for that purpose to 50,000. Mr. Chairman , Mr. Har- an and Mr. Mosoley , who appeared jeforo the committee , made esti- nates as to the number of men hat would bo necessary to carry nto effect the terms of this section. LMie Committee on Appropriations , . ' have no doubt , have given some consideration to that question. We have a right to assume that hey have given a great deal , or hey would not come in here and cut down the amount from $750- 000 to $50,000. That is a pretty leavy drop to get , it seems to me. The men who are charged with the responsibility of enforcing this aw say it will take $350,000. Mr , Tawney. The drop was made by the Commission itself , will Bay to the gentleman , from $750,000 to $350,000. Mr. Pollard. But in the hear ings it shows that the Commission dropped from $750.000 to $500,000. Mr. Tawnoy. Yes , and then dropped to $350,000. Mr. Pollard. Now I understand they will bo satisfied with $350,000 simply because they cannot yet more. Thin is not a question oi introducing a general system ol inspection of railroads throughoul the country. That is not contem plated at all. Under the figures given by the gentleman from Min nesota , if $350,000 are appropria ted , the Commission will have only 1-10 inspectors at its disposal and yet the gentleman from Min nesota and the gentleman from Ohio and others who oppose this amendment contend that it wil create a vast army of inspectors , while from their own figures it will only permit of the employ ment of 1-10 inspectors. We all Irnow the extent of the railway of the country , and wo know also that 20 men , which is all that can bo employed if this appropriation of $50,000 is carried , are insuffi cient , manifestly insufficient , to carry into eil'ect the terms of this act. It seems to me that if there is one thing th s Congress ought to do above every other it is to grant to that Commission sufficient funds to carry into otl'ect the act hat we passed hero two years ago. Wo all understand the intricacy of .he questions involved , and wo all inderytand the great evil that ex- ated befoie the law passed and firior to the enactment of what is mown as the "Elkins anti-rebate ict.1 Wo all understand how dftlicult it is to find out what com panies are paying rebates and to whom they are paid. Under the terms to the Hepburn ict the railroads are required to \eep a uniform system of accounts. This amendment will enable the Commission to carry out the terms of that act. It will enable them to inspect these accounts and as certain what railroads are violating the law. This amendment , if adopted , will make it practically impossible for the railroads to give rebates. It provides funds that will enable the Commission to examine their books. It will throw on the searchlight. That of itself will tend to prevent re bates. ( Here the hammer fell ) . Personal. If any person suspects that tholr kid neys arc deranged they should take Foley's Kidney Remedy nt once and not risk having brlght's disease or dia betes. Delay Rives the disease stronger foothold and you should not delay taking Polov'a Kidney Remedy Kerr's Pharmacy. FOR FURNITURE and PIANOS " Good For Any Wood " fLUANS and poUihei , remorct ctilni * * and reitcret the nith Guaranteed to she perfect latltlactlon Absolutely tba beit pc'llih made Accept no lubill- lute II joar dealer doein't carry It. lend ut hit turn , and we'll tee that you ai. iup- plied prlco 25c and SOo MANUFACTURED DY ORCHARD JL WUHEIM , Omaha , Kebr MADE INTO STABLE HUMBLE PURPOSE SERVED BY MAUSOLEUM OF TYRANT. Curious Memorial of the Ruin Solano Lopez Brought on Paraguay- Country Being Brought Back Slowly to Prosperity. A curious memorial of the tyrant Solano Lopez , who wasted and depopu- latcd Paraguay between 1802 and 1870 , j stands In the city of Asuncion , the capital of the republic. It Is the largo and Imposing mausoleum that ho built for the ultimate housing of his body. Hut It was never used for that pur- IKJSC. When Lopez was overtaken and killed as ho was fleeing his enemies did not care to give him a decent bmlal. Dr Vallentln , the German geograph er , who has Just written a book on Paraguay , says that It puzzled the people ple to decide what to do with the mausoleum. It was finally turned Into a stable and Is still serving tfrat \ humble but useful purpose. Grass Is growing upon the lofty cupola and weeds protrude from every crevice In the walls. It Is a monument ment to the ruin Lopez brought upon his country and himself. Lopez has often been called the sTero of the nineteenth century , but ome historians say that ho was worse mn Nero. Dr. Kaez , the historian f Paraguay , says that the tyranny of Lopez was the most barbarous that istory records. The only excuse ver made for him Is that ho was in ane. Ho was president of Paraguay and itemled to make himself king. He revoked and waged a flvo years' yar vith the united countries of Brazil , irgcntlna and Uruguay. Ho had a rown made In Paris to bo ready for .ho coronation just as soon as ho could eclaro himself king of more than mlf of South America. Ills idea was o build up a great kingdom , not by oveloplng its resources , but by found- ng a military despotism. Ho became a despot wholly unro- tralned by law. All his countrymen who opposed him wore pliot or im prisoned. IIo had his own mother and one of his sisters publicly flogged " "n the street Another sister was kept prisoner in chains. Every boy and man who could carry gun was impressed into the army , and as the end drew near ho com pelled many hundreds of wolnen to flght in the ranks. The whole coun ry was in ruins when a bullet ended His life. In 1SC1 Paraguay had a pop ulation of over 1,000,000. There were only about 200,000 human beings in he country In 1872. The land was nothing but a waste. It had been completely stripped of cattle , hoises , sheep and goats , not a plantation was In cultivation , and hero was no money to buy seed , for Lopez , and the woman Lynch , whom 10 had brought with him from Paris he year before ho bocarno president , ; md shipped all the remaining gold and silver to England for 11 rainy day. Paraguay has recovered slowly from : hls experience. She now has a pop- ilation of 500,000 , immigrants are coming In growing numbers , and agri culture and commerce are advancing every year. Cost of Mine Timbers. The cost of every ton of anthracite is increased eight cents by the expense penso of the mlno timbers. To sup ply these timbers , says the Vegeta rlan Magazine , requires each year the product of approximately 150,000 acres of forest. Timber Is used for cross ties for tram roads In the main haulage ways as wooden rollers and as props. A soi of gangway timber consists of two legs , commonly nlno or ten feet long and about 13 Inches in diameter , am a collar six or seven feet long. These sets are placed on an average at in tervals of flvo feet ; one gangway fre quently contains 1,000 sets , and ton gangways to a colliery is not an un usual number. . The average life of the timber Is hardly above two years. Forty-five per cent of the timbers arc dcstroyei by decay , while breakage , wear am Insects destroy the remainder. Bj peeling the timbers and properly sea soning them and especially by giving them a treatment in oils or chemlca salts , their length of service is materl ally Increased. Relics of a Great Composer. Among life's largest ironies Is the fate that often befalls the manuscrip of a'genius. Of no one Is this true than of Ueethovcn. When this greates of composers was alive ho was incessantly santly iu llnancial dlfllculty. Afto his. death all his manuscript were soli at auction over 200 of thorn ther < were yet they broitght hardly $500 This would bo at the rate of abou two dollars and a half apiece. Th other day the manuscript of his C major sonata for violin and piano written in H 2 , was sold by a man ii Lelpslc to a man in Florence for J2 500 marks , or ? 10,200. What the Little Workers Do. The bee , humble worker as ho is yet last year paid the interest on th national debt of the United States 124,310,326 , and had a surplus remain Ing of nearly $700,000. This is almos as much us the J2S.OOO.OOO which wa the value of raw cano sugar producot In the country , Yet beside the farm yard chicken the bee sinks into in significance. Poultry products thl year are worth ? GOO.OOO,000 , more tha any crop In the country except corn. DOTTED TEARS WON SUIT. Extraordinary Letter by Father of Spurned Girl Read In Court. A thousand dots were In a letter which was read In a broach of promlso action at Chester Sheriff's court re cently. "These are not kisses , but tears , " the letter , which was of nn extraor dinary character , explained. Last year a Cheadlo cab proprietor , named Arthur Morrcll , met Elizabeth Ann Rhodes , an Ashton-under-Lyno _ , mill forewoman , who Is now 20 years old , nt n wedding party. Ho apparently foil in love and wrote her many letters and post cards. In February last they became engaged , and the wedding was to have taken place In September , but the cab pro prietor wrote asking the young woman to "let htm free , " as their "social con ditions were not quite equal. " The young woman's father In reply wrote the letter , \\hich was read in court : "When you go to church and sing your praise try to think of the lass you 3 have now spurned and left with a iroken heart. "When you uplift your voice In rnyer , may the heaven be as brass. Jay God repay thee for what thou mst done. " Then followed 1,000 dots and these vords : "These are not kisses , but tears rom a mother's and daughter's hearts , vhlch before they knew you never had a care. 'May you for every tear that falls md every throb In their hearts repent t millions and millions of times over ind over again , and every time you ook at a lass or hear the church bells hlmo at night when you go to sleep , and at morn when you awake , may on think of this letter and a lass with a broken heart. " The jury awarded 40 damages. London Express. Some Suggestions As to Lying. There is not so much objection to ying as there Is to a lack of art In ho telling of a Ho. It is no use to tell a Ho unless you arc going to ac complish your purpose. Lies can do he work whether they are discovered or not. It is all in the manner of tell- ng them. In the first place never tell a lie when the truth will do just as well. This serves to establish your reputation and gives your lies a stand' ng they could not otherwise gain. Never tell a big Ho to gain n small object , nor tell n little Ho to gain a big object. Let all your lies be big and lusty fellows , and let them have some big business In hand. These two rules are really Imperative if you ex pect to become a successful and pro flclent liar. Little lies for little things are not worth tolling. Finally , always have the courage of your lies. Stick to 'em. If you are not bravo enough to stand by your own lies , why send them out only to be betrayed ? A man Is the rankest sort of a coward that refuses to give Ills lie any support when It crawls back to him from the buffotings , beat ings and rough usage of the populace Brace it up with manufactured cor roborative evidence and aitlficlal con flrmatlon and send it out again renewed - nowed in spirit and vigor. Washing ton Times. Killed 189 Ducks at One Shot. Harry Malcolm , ex-deputy game warden , sends to the Sun a photograpl of a remaikablo nine-barrel gun with a single trigger , which has the effec tlveness of a Catling gun In slaughter Ing ducks. A single pull of the trig ger fires off all the barrels , and one discharge is said to have killed ISO ducks. Mr. Malcolm , assisted by Messrs. U H. Cox , W. M. Lyon and Sidney Bar ber , arrested a party of hunters who were using the gun to the great detrl meut of the wild duck hunting spor on the Potomac river. Seven men wore token along with the gun , which is of a type forbidden by law. Mr Malcolmn says that ror years the > have been unlawfully killing ducks and driving others from the Potomac river and tributary creeks. The capture of the outfit , he says , is a great relief to the owners of lands In the neighborhood. With the gui were captured four sloops , seven big guns , 100 decoys , seven skiffs , 15 ( pounds of powder and 85 dead ducks Baltimore Sun. Arnold's Question Well Answered. There are renewed efforts to paint Benedict Arnold In clean , white col ors. They remind n writer of the fol lowing anecdote : On one of his raids Arnold captured an American officer In Virginia. After a few days ho said "Captain , what would our countrymen do with me If they caught mo ? " "Well sir. " replied the captain , "if I mus answer the question , I should say tha If my countrymen should catch yoi they would first cut off your lame leg which was wounded in the cause o freedom and virtue at Quebec , and bury it with the honors of war ; then they would hang the remainder o your carcass on a gibbet ! " Side Lights on History. Scott was writing the "Lay of the Last Minstrel.1 ; "After which , " ho muttered , with a grim smile , "with your kind permis sion , ladles and gentlemen , the gifted vocalist , Herr Spuytentuyfel , will sing the pathetic ballad entitled , 'Mamma Your Little Darling Is Too Full to Eat Any More ! ' " For well ho knew that there would bo still later minstrels with othe lays. BARRIERS BRUSHED AWAY By 8. E. Klsor "After all , " she said , "why should we bo slaves of conventionality ? Why should we stupidly go about conceal ing our real feelings from each other and making pretenses that each of us knows are Insincere ? " "There Is no reason why wo should , " the young man replied. "Then let us begin from this mo ment to bo perfectly frank. We have known each other long enough to jrush away the barriers which society nslsts on placing between men anil omen. Why should wo limit our- elves to talking about stupid books r making foolish remarks about tire- omo musical performances ? " "I am ready to break away from onventlonallty right now. Go ahead nd brush away a barrier or two. I'll elp If you need assistance. What one o you propose to tackle first ? " "Lot mo see. Well , suppose we egln by ceasing to 'Miss' and 'Mister' ach other ? You call mo Helen and 11 call you Tom. " "All right , Holon. Let's not go to tic performance of 'II Trovatore' next Thursday night. I don't care much or It , and I'm dead sure that I could iavo n lot more fun with the money f 1 spent It In some other way. " "Very well. But you have your tickets , haven't you ? " 'I can return them and get my money hack. " "Of course , If It would not be pleas ant for you to attend the opera with ne I shall he glad to release you 'rom the obligation. " "Glad ? Remember that we have leclded to put formality aside and bo 'rank with each other. " "Well , at least I should not find it jleasant to go If I know that It bored . on to accompany me. " "Go on , Helen , that isn't being half- * * - Yank. Admit that you want me to : ake you so that I will not have a chance to take any other girl. " "Mr. Ferguson , you are " "Now , Helen , you are dropping back johlnd the barriers of conventional ity. You were going to call me Tom , you know. " "But you are exasperating. " "I'll try not to bo. Come on , now. " 3 * Tell me candidly why you want to go to the opera. You Intimated a mo ment ago that you were not Interested , n musical performances. " "I don't see why It Is necessary to harp on that. There are other things we can talk about , aren't there ? " "Yes , plenty of them ; hut we ought to have that settled first. It makes you glad to snuggle up beside me in a theater , doesn't It ? " "You have no right to talk that way to me. " "Dut wo are to bo free from the re strictions of conventionality. " ' "Even If we are , we can still be re spectful to each other. " . "Certainly. It Isn't disrespectful to say what I Just said , is it ? " "It Is hardly the thing a gentleman would be expected to say to a lady. " "But a man might say It to his wife , mightn't he ? " "A man might say lots of things to his wife that It wouldn't be proper for you to say to me. " "Oh , no not if wo are going to brush away the barriers you referred to a little while ago. We can't be frank If wo are going to limit our frankness. " "But I didn't mean that , exactly. " "What did you mean , Helen ? " "Why , that that it seemed foolish X for us to be BO formal. " "In other words , you wanted me to speak right out and toll you I loved you , if I did , eh ? " "You may consider yourself released from the engagement for next Thurs day evening. I have no wish to ac company you to the opera. " "You had , in fact , got rather tired of waiting for mo to say something that would relieve your anxiety concerning - corning my purpose in calling on you , hadn't you , Helen. " "You will oblige mo by calljng me Miss Fancher , if you must mention my name. " "Don't be offended , Helen. I am only trying to bo informal. Come , now , admit that you have been thinking of rae a great deal lately. " "If you were capable of understand ing how disagreeable you are making yourself you would , 1 am sure , take your hat and go. " "Remember this Is leap year. " "What of it ? " "If you send me away to-night with out giving mo the right to hope that I may in the near future say to you whatever any gentleman may say to his wife I shall never return. " "Tom , do you really mean it ? " "Of course I mean it , Helen. " "I'm so glad , " she said as she put her arms around his neck , "that we decided to brush the barriers away."y * Wonders of Evolution. Boy Papa , was any of my ances- k.- tors over a potato bug ? Eminent Man of Science No , my son ; the potato bug belongs to a collateral branch of nature's great family You are probably a cousin to the potato bug , several billion times removed. Chicago Tribune.