The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, February 12, 1909, Image 3

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    Reminiscences of a Wayfarer
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Continued from page Two.
uently in the office where I be
longed during the trial, and be
ing curious to know why he
hallenged none but e 1 d e r 1 y
men, and especially a Mr. Webb,
. horn I knew to be one of the
est citizens of the country, I
sked him why he did it. llis
eply was characteristic and so
ninently sensible, that I have
ever forgotten it.
He said, “I will tell you some
: king that may be of use to you
nereafter. Never try a young
man with an old jury, nor an old
nan with a young jury. An old
nan and a young man have no
uterest in common nor any sym
■ athy for each other. The old
nan would say the young scrape
i. race ought to be punished on
i.eneral principles, while the
outig man would say the old
efirobate was old enough to
now better and deserves pun
-liment for that reason.”
I have since, from actual ex
1 erience, come to know that his
stimate of human nature in the
, articular mentioned, is toler
ably correct as a rule, but like
.11 other rules, general or other
ise, is subject to exception. It
shows however, how thoroughly
e was acquainted with the emu
i onal life of humanity, and the
ain common sense use he made
. r it on all proper occasions.
I am not writing the history
>r the biography of the great
•esident. On this day all over
:his nation and all over the
orld, much will be said on the
ostrurn, in the pulpit, in the
columns of newspapers, and
. ound the firesides of the peo
e about his wondrous career,
:.nd his tragic history, but it
« oes not come in my way to tell
; ie oft told story, of his obscure
igin. of his struggle out of or
■ lanage and poverty, for I have
ot the slightest notion that
Mr. Lincoln ever in all his life
. It that he was poor, or that
any other man was better than
re, or that he ever felt that he
as at a disadvantage in any
presence. Let me illustrate
A client once asked him to go
to Washington and transact a
• ece of business for him. Mr.
Lincoln listened to what it was,
.. id then told him to go to the
capitol and look after the busi
ness himself, saying, “you don’t
reed me.” “But”, says the cli
< it, “I can’t cope with those big
men: they will be too much for
r e." “Never mind that" said
Lincoln, “you can do just as
well as 1 can; go to the capitol,
hunt up the proper officer, tell
him what you want and you will
get probably what you are en
titled to: and you will find when
you rub up against those fellows
over there that they are no big
u er than you are.”
He lia<l the good sense to know
that no office or station can
ake any man bigger than na
ture made him, and nature makes
tlie mass of men about the same
-ize physically and mentally, ft
is said Ids education was faulty.
That is not a correct statement
of the fact, for as that word is
understood in this age, lie had
none to be faulty: but I defy all
the world to produce three state
papers from the pens of all the
distinctive statesmen in the an
nals of history, that will com
pare with Mr. Lincoln's first
and second inaugural addresses
and his first message to con
gress in July, 1861.
To some Thucydides of the
uture with mightier pen and
clearer perception will be given
the task of fixing Lincoln’s place
in history. It cannot be done
now, nor within the next hun
dred years. As Stanton said:
•‘He belongs to the ages.”
And now to close this dis
jointed and nearly incoherent
recital of some of my personal
recollections of the man whom
all the world honors today, I
will relate an incident that oc
curred years after his tragic
death, so strange, so curious,
and so absolutely unexplain
able, as to make it seem that
something more than mere acci
dent (as it certainly was) was
involved in it.
In the year 18(51), the legisla
ture of this state, of which I
was a member, at its first ses
sion at the city of Lincoln,
passed an act appropriating the
sum of $.’)00 from the treasury
of the state to help build the
monument then being erected at
Springfield, Illinois, to the mem
ory of the great president. It
provided that the go v e r n o r
should draw the money and
transmit it to the monumental
association at Springfield.
The legislature finished its
labors and we all went home,
and the incident passed out of
our minds.
Nearly fourteen years after
wards business called me to
that city, and while there, I
went out to Oakridge Cemetery
to visit the tomb of Mr. Lincoln.
It had been long finished, and
after going through and around
that stately pile, and when I
was about to take my depart
ure 1 remarked to the custodian,
a Mr. J. C. Power, that I had
had the honor to help appropri
ate $.">00 from my state to assist
in building that beautiful struc
ture. “Then." said Mr. Power,
“You are from Nevada, 1 pre
sume.” I said “No, I am from
Nebraska.” “We never got any
money from Nebraska,” was his
reply. “Are you certain of
that?” I said. “I am,” said he.
“The only state to give $.'>00
was Nevada.” Then I said,
“There is something wrong, for
I am as certain the appropria
tion was made and that I voted
for it. as I am certain of my own
existence.” It was arranged be
tween us that I would go home
and examine the record, and
that he would have the associa
tion do likewise with their re
cord and clear up the mystery.
On my arrival home l exam
ined the session laws for 1 HI>0,
and 1 found the act as i remem
bered it, and without waiting to
hear from Mr. Power. I wrote a
letter to the auditor of the state
and asked him what had “become
of that appropriation. In due
time I received his reply saying
it had never been drawn against,
but had lapsed back into the
treasury under constitutional
provision. That relieved me
greatly, and 1 notified Mr. Pow
er accordingly. I had been told
by that gentleman later on that
the association was in as much
need of the money then as it ever
had been, and would be greatly
pleased if the legislature would
reappropriate it. This was in
the fall of 1882, and a new legis
lature would lie elected in No
vember. and 1. wrote Mr. Power
to have the monumental associ
ation certify the fact of the need
of the money with matter of de
tail, and 1 would see jvhat could
be done.
I wrote a letter to Hon. ('. H.
Gere, editor of the State Jour
nal, and who had been a mem
ber of that same legislature that
made the appropriation, giving
the facts of my strange discov
ery and asking him to take the
matter up in his paper and re
commend a reappropriation of
the money. He did so, and
when the legislature met in Jan
uary, 1883, I prepared a bill pre
ceded by a preamble reciting
the history of the matter, reap
propriating the same amount
and for the same purpose, and
Hon. R. E. Grinstead, a member
of the House from Richardson
County introduced it and it
promptly passed, and Governor
Dawes, in my presence, drew
the money and transmitted it to
its destination. It had all been
brought about by Gov. David
Hutler forgetting to draw and
send tin* money.
Had I not gone to the grave
of Mr. Lincoln, and made the
I casual remark I did. the people
! of Nebraska might have always
| believed they had assisted in
I honoring the memory of their
i loved and lost president, and
would have been always as sure
ly mistaken. It may have been
and probably was, a mere acci
dent. but I don’t know.
From Our Regular Kansas City
Stock Yard Correspondent
Kansas City Stock Yards, Feb.
8, 1909. Cattle receipts here
last week were 38,000, about
5000 head more than during the
previous week. Liberal receipts
at Chicago after Monday, and
great weakness there, caused a
depression of 15 to 25 cents on
steers here up to Friday, but the
week closed with some signs of
strength. Cows and butcher
grades held more nearly steady,
calves advanced 25 to yo cents,
and stockers and feeders closed
the week a shade lower than the
close of previous week. The
greatest loss on steers was on
the more expensive kinds, as
buyers were reluctant bidders
when asked to look at anything
worth $6 or more. Top steers
early in the week brought St).ho,
but while nothing good enough
to test prices was here after
Wednesday, the limit at the end
of the week would have been
around SO.35. Supply of cattle
today is 13,000 head, market
steady on steers, and strong to
a shade higher on cows and
stockers and feeders. Urgent
warnings were sent out against
heavy marketing this week ac
count of the enfeebled state of
trade which successfully held
file run down to a moderate fig
ure today. Bulk of beef steers
now sell at *5.25 to SO. 15, heifers
S3 to $5.50, cows $2.75 to $4.80,
bulls S3 to $4.05, calves $3.50 to
$6.75, stockers $3.40 to S5.20,
feeders $4.50 to S5.25. Not as
many half fat steers have gone
into feed lots from here in the
last week as heretofore.
Hog run last week was 70,000
head, and the market made a
gain of 10 cents during the week.
A feature of the week was acti
vity of buyers Wednesday and
thereafter balance of the week,
and the advance in prices here
almost up to the basis ruling at
Chicago. Run is 17,000 bead
here today, market 10 to 15
lower, top$<!.4o, medium weight,
tiogs weighing from 200 to 26(1
pounds at $5.95 to $6.:i5, light
hogs $5.60 to #(>. 10, pigs $4.50 to
$5*:!5. The run continues about
25 uer cent under this period a
year ago, and prices have made
a steady gain each w’eek since
the first ot the year, amounting
to 50 cents net per cwt.
Arc the result of an
abnormal condition of
the more prominent nerve
branches, caused by con
gestion, irritation, or dis
ease. If you want to re
lieve the pain try Dr. Miles
Anti-Pain Pills. They
often relieve when every
thing else fails. They
leave no disagreeable
after-effects. Just a
pleasurable sense of re
lief. Try them.
"I have neuralgia headache right
over my eyes, and I am really afraid
that my eyes will burst. I also have
neuralgia pain around my heart. I
have been taking Dr. Miles' Anti
Pain Pills-recently and lind they re
lieve these troubles quickly. I seldom
find It necessary to take more than
two tablets for complete relief.”
1117 Valley St, Carthage. Mo.
“I have awful spelis of neuralgia
and have doctored a great deal with
out getting much benefit. For the
last two years I have been taking
Dr. Miles’ Anti-Pain Pills and they
always relieve me. I have been so
bad with neuralgia that I sometimes
thought I would go crazy. Sometimes
it is necessary to take two of them,
but never more and they arc sure to
relieve me." MRS. FERRIER,
2434 J.ynn St., I.lneoln, Neb.
Your druggist sells Dr. Miles’ Antl
Paln Pills, and we authorize him to
return the price of first package (only)
If It falls to benefit you.
Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind
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: Some 200 Wives And Children
Give Them Home Greeting
New York, Feb. 9. That hus
bands and lathers have just been
restored to M wives and 189
children at the homes of the sea
men and stokers ot the sunken
steamship "Republic’’ in Liver
pool was reported at llie head
quarters of the American Sea
men's Friend Society in this city
today. This census of the home
folks who so narrowly escaped
becoming widowed and father
less was taken when over a hun
dred of these shipwrecked sea
farers Hocked from the “Baltic"
to the new Seamen’s Institute
here, sick, half naked, penniless
and barefoot. Only by qnick
application of an emergency
fund of some twelve hundred
dollars were they aide to send
them on their home voyage,
clothed and shod, the officers of
the society declare.
No shipwreck in the present
generation has demanded such
immediate and extensive meas
ures for relief as that of this big
ocean liner, it is asserted by ex
pert workers of this seamen’s
organization which has for
eighty years succored stranded
survivors of ocean disasters in
forty of the principal ports of
the world as well as in this city.
While a thousand dollars was
spent by them during the year
190 to set on their feet the vic
tims of coast wrecks about this
port, they say, more than this
same sum was required in one
night to provide tue men of this
one ship's stoke hole and fo*
castle with the clothes to their
back. Only by the fortunate
chance that its !?300,000 Sea
men’s Institute had just been
opened and by the instant con
tributions of scores of its friends
here was the society able to re
lieve the crowds of shivering
seamen, who came trooping to
its doors from this shock of the
seas that had left them without
money or employment in a for
eign harbor.
To tit America’s chief seaport
with a ready refuge lor such
stranded outcasts of the ocean,
the officers of the American Sea
men’s Friend Society have today
decided to appeal to the people
oi every section of the iand for
a fund to be devoted to just such
emergencies as the sinking of
the “Republic. '* In every town
in the country they believe the
families and friends of seafaring
sons will readily lend a hand to
ward providing means to in
stantly succor the victims of fu
ture great sea tragedies. Where
established Red Cross and re
lief organizations make the
shores of other countries thor
oughly prepared to care for
large companies of stranded
sailors, America is today sadly
unprepared, they believe the re
cent wreck ot the “Republic”
has shown,
Notice to Non-Resident Defendants
IN rill DISTRICT < OURT * >1 UK H- *
I Mon-- I ittlfii* k. riaintill
v S
Allan K Bo-wersox. Admin
istrator of tin* hstuto of
A nnet t a M. Vankii k. d<
ceased; Vankirk.
(iilhort \aukii k. mnl ( <*
ra Bowersox, Defendants
To non-resident defendants. Alien t . Ilnwcr
sox. Administrator of the estate of Annetta M
Ynnkirk, late deceased, Lizzie Vankirk. Biibeit
Ynnkirk. and (’ora Bowersox you and each of
you w ill take notice that on the 19th day of Jan
uary. A. L).. 1909. M<»M4*s Frederick, pluintifT here
iu, filed his petition in the District Court of
Uichardson County, Nebraska, agai net you, the
said defendants, the object and prayer of which
are to foreclose a certain mortgage executed by
one Annetta M. Ynnkirk to the plaintiff ti|)ontlie
following described premises: Lot No. t) thrive.
Block No. six. in Houleaii ami Bedard’* addi
tion to the town of Kulo Proper. Richardson
County, Nebraska, according to the official sur
vey thereof, to secure the payment of a certain
promissory note dated August 17th, l90s, for
the sum of and due in sixty days after the
date thereof; that there is now due thereon upon
°uid note and mortgage the sum of $.'*>».oo w ith
interest at the rate of K per cent per annum from
said 17th. day of August. 190*, for which sum
with interest, from said date, plaint iff prays for
a decree that you, the said defendants, lie re
I quired to pay the same, or that said premises
may be sold to satisfy the amount found due.
You are required to answer said i*etition on or
before the 1st day »»f March. 1909.
Bated. January 19, lv«*,*.
Mosk- I'llIDKHIrh,
By John Wii.thk.
First publicaiion January -2. ft.*
iuviutions. Wn have the latest *tyles. lowest
prices, and do best work Sample* at this ottic*.
Tuesday, Feb. 16th
Forty Head Registered
Aberdeen Angus
Five Bulls, 8 to 13 months old ; Ten Heifers,
yearlings; Five Heifers, Twenty Cows
125 head of Cs'tle, representing the following families, from
which we select forty
Easter Tulloch Duch.
Nellie of Craighead
Bloomer of Cardeston
Kinochtry Bluebelle
Drumin Lucy
Rothmay Georgina
Kinochtry Favorite
Lady Haddo
Grace of Westside
Easter Tulloch Prirr
Jaquenetta Drumi
nor Duchess
Queen Mother
Pride of Aberdeen
Mabel of Drumin
Rose of Westside
Car fare 100 miles and return to purchaser of one
or more head of cattle
7 Head Angus Steers
Free conveyance to farm from 10 o'clock to II o'clock on morning
of sale to inspect the herd I am keeping. The State Agricultural
Farm selected their prospective show steer from our herd this year.
At my first Angus sale our average was $137.50. We have a better
herd to-day. At that sale one cow with offspring. 17 in number,
brought $1,630 in 8 years, after selling all males of servicable age.
Cash or bankable note. Please bring reference
M. W. Harding
J. C. Marshall & Son
COL F M. WOODS. Lincoln, Neb.
Assisted by Cols. Waiter Albright Clerk
Frank Wilson and Jake Snethen H. E. BOYD
The undersigned will sell at public hhIc on the .Tim Hill farm,
four miles northwest of Fails City, on
Thursday, Feb. 18th
commencing nt 10 o’clock a. in., the following:
150 Head of Cattle
I milk cows, 5 cows with calf by side, 10 cows, dry, 5 heifers, 25
yeatling calves, 100 two year old steers, 1 Short Horn Hull.
Farm Implements
1 hay loader and side rake, I Deerinu corn harvester, I Deering
mower, I McCormick grain hinder. I hay rake. 2 single disc culti
vators, I double row go-devil, 2 bay racks, 5 farm wagons, 1 road
wagon. 1 carriage. 1 riding lister, 2 walking listers, 2 walking
plows, I harrow, I sets of work harness, portable forge and tools,
road scraper.
100 Head of Hogs
2o brood sowJ bred to Poland China boar. 80 head .-.boa!'.
10 Head of Horses
Spun unites, weight 2200, team bay mares, weight 2600, gray mare, 12
years, weight 1200, team ,'i year colts, weight 200o, team colts, 2 years old,
2 Yearling colt-.
Hay and Grain
150 shocks of corn, 10 toils alfalfa bay in barn, 5(h) bushels seed oats.
All sums of $10 and under cash; on sums over $10 a credit of 9
months, on bankable note. Without interest If paid when due, other
wise 10 per cent from date. 3 per cent off for cash.
COL. MARION. Auctioneer
Deposit Insurance
There is a lot of talk about “Deposit Insurance," and it lias
many advocates, and just as many enemies. For the Government to
go into the insurance business is to put all banks on the same basis,
and render ability and honesty unnecessary, says the opponent. If
the Government stands back of the batik insuring its deposits, this
feature invites reckless banking, and there would soon be lots of
trouble. On the other hand, to have all deposits insured by the
Government would render financial things more stable, prevent
runs, panics, pip, bots, cholera, baldness, nervous prostration, etc.,
the advocates of the system inform us. So there you are. You de
posit your money and take your choice, or take your choice and de
posit your money, it don't matter which. So far as this bank is con
cerned, all its deposits have been insured for a long time. The
character, standing and stability of our officers and stockholders
provide the best kind of insurance for deposits, and we offer these
n perfect confidence to a careful and discriminating public.
The Farmers’ State