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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
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
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
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
( Here the hammer fell ) .
If any person suspects that tholr kid
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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.
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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
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
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.
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
"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
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
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
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.