The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, February 27, 1907, Image 3

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ENATE PASSES STRAIGHT TWO
CENT FARE BILL.
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Thereto. PmpM 2-Ccnt Fare Bill.
The state senate, impatient because
of the slowness of the house ia pass
lag a 2-ceat fare bill. Tuesday' took ap
a stmlllar bill in committee of the
whole as the special order for 10 a. in-,
discussed the measure till nooa and af
ter a recess placed the Mil on third
reading and passed it by a unanimous
vote of all the senators present, two
only being absent. The Mil Is a flat 2-
cent rate bill. It merely changes the
word "three" in the present statute to
"two" and yntains an emergency
clause so that it will go into effect as
soon as it receives the approval of
the governor. The bill provoked a free
discussion, in which nearly every sen
ator Joined.
The senate passed the bill, S. F. 55,
by Sackett of Gage, and hurried it over
to the house, where the announcement
met with applause. That body later
considered a simlllar house bill in
committee of the whole, and as the
senate bill had not been read for the
first and second times in the house it
could not be substituted for the house
bill on the same subject. Therefore
the house, in committee, of the whole,
recommended that the house bill be
ordered engrossed for a third reading,
shorn of all Its amendments except one
intended to make a minimum fare of
5 cents, regardless of distance for in
terurban lines. It is believed that the
house will pass the senate bill, which
also contains the emergency clause,
although many members of both
houses prefer not to have the bill go
into effect upon approval of the gov
ernor. .
In the senate the discussion .was
stroagly..aatl-railroad and in favor of
a flat 2-cent fare bill, despite the fre
quent citations of. expressions of Gov
ernor Sheldon during his campaign
that he thought it better to place the
raising or lowering of passenger rates
In the hands of the new railway com
mission. King of Polk argued that it would
be unconstitutional to amend the pres
ent statute relating to passenger rates,
one that had existed since 1887 and at
tach to it a clause giving the railway
commission power to suspend this
rate. He said the title of the original
act was not broad enough to cover
such an amendment Epperson of Clay
said that an original act Including the
two subjects, with a new title, could
be enacted, but he favored the bill
under consideration. This argument
'did much to bring about unanimous ac
tion in favor of the flat 2-cent fare bill.
At the last moment McKesson of Lan
caster withdrew his motion icTpost
pone action until Thursday at 2 p. m.,
and he' and his colleague. Barns, both
voted for the report of the committee
of the whole to order the bill to a
third reading. The senators who asked
for delay warned their fellow senators
thta a 2-cent fare might not be upheld
in the courts. The great majority
were willing to take chances and were
eager to pass such a bill, alleging that
unless they took summary action no
relief would be granted to the people
who are asking for lower freight and
passenger rates. Every senator present
voted for the bill when it was read a
third time, Randall of Madison and
Latta of Burt being absent
Sale of Game Prevented.
The house concurred in unimport
ant amendments to H. R, No. 98 and
the bill is ready to be sent to the gov
ernor. The bill ia one of the most
important game laws that has ever
been enacted. It provides that it shall
be illegal to sell wild game at any
time of the year. The bill was asked
for by Chief Game Warden Carter in
the hope that It would stop the oper
ations of pot hunters who shoot and
sell for the market As long as people
will buy game and place it on tables
of hotels, restaurants, dining cars and
caTes for sale, Jt is believed men can
be found who will find in this faoi an
inducement to violate the game laws.
After Lean Sharks.
An act aimed at the business of
chattel mortgage sharks and pawn
brokers who loan money against the
iuiure wages of working men, exact
ing a heavy interest rate therefor, has
been prepared by Representative KI1
" len of Gage county for Introduction in
the legislature. The bill is intended to
make void all contracts pledging wages
as a security for a debt except where
the amount so pledged has been due
for more than. twenty days.
New Telescope for Uni.
The university is now constructing
in its own shops a telescope of twelve
inches aperture and eighteen feet focal
length. This would be regarded by
professional telescope makers as a
rather ambitious undertaking, since
the machinery for operating a large
telescope, while massive, must yet be
"built like a watch." Professor Rich
ards is confident however, that the
work of building the mechanical parts
even including such delicate work" as
graduating the circles and building
the driving clock, can be successfully
done in the university shops.
The mounting of this telescope will
be rather more than usually compli
cated for an instrument of Its size,
for it was felt that since it was to be
built and not bought there was no
use in foregoing any accessory that
might add to the convenience and
usefulness of the instrument Form
stance, the motion of the tube may be
controlled either from the eye-end or
from the floor; small accessory tele
scopes at both the eye-end and dowa.at
the side of the pier enable the, ob
server to read the setting circles and
so' to direct the telescope to any part
of the sky from either position. .. .
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of the state board of health.
the members believing that the $1.
Stt appropriated two years ago for the
of the hoard was iUegally ap-
TMs belief is founded on
the section of the statute which says
the secretaries of the board asay
charge fees for the examination of ap
plicants for license to practice medi
cine, SIS for each applicant hoUirg a
diploma frost a Nebraska college of
medicine and $125 for other applicants.
The statute says: "AH such fees shall
be equally divided among the few sec
retaries of the board as fall compea-
for their services and ex-
Historical Building.
The finance ways and
mlttee of the house iatrodnced a bill
appropriatiag $25,000 for a new state
historical society building to be erect
ed upon haymarket square in the city
of Lincoln provided the right to the
use of this property is ceded' back to
the historical society by the city. The
bill carries out the cherished plans of
the society that have before been pre
sented to legislature, when, however,
alargerapproprlationthanisnow asked
was requested. The house committee
has canvassed the situation carefully
and will report the bill favorably since
it bears its name. s
Maximum -Rate Bill.
Senator C. G. Sibley, of Lincoun
county, stirred up the senate by intro
ducing a bill establishing maximum
rates for wheat, corn, and other grain
products. His bill provides for a re-,
duction of about 15 per cent over the
present rates and on some of the pro
ducts it Is a reduction of 15 or 20 per
cent over the rates in the 1893 maxi
mum rate law. He will introduce two
other bills one for a maximum rate
on lumber and coal and a third on
hay, potatoes and apples. Why such a
bill Is introduced in the face of the
fact that the state railway commission
is to be put to work is not quite clear,
but Senator Sibley says that the com
mission will have more than it can
do and he proposes to help it get a
good start
State House Repairs.
To make the state capitol present
able, safe and accessible will require
an outlay of almost $80,000, according
to the results of the investigation
made by a special committee of the
house of representatives. A report
was filed by the committee, consist
ing of Messrs. Marsh, White and
Besse, giving an itemized estimate of
the cost for work that is deemed nec
essary, amounting in the aggregate to
$79,200. It was placed on file to be
considered at a later time.
The special committee sent with Its
statement a letter from John McDon
ald, an architect in which he corro
borated the report made by G. A. Ber-
llnghof in January relative to the
shaky south wall of the capital's east
wing and its dangerous character in
the present condition. McDonald said
in his letter that it will be necessary,
to vacate the offices while repairing
the capitol. brace up the floors and
roof, remove about seventy feet of
the wall and rebuild It from the
ground up. He agreed with Berllng
hof In estimating the cost of this work""
at $20,000.
The largest other item in the' list
of proposed expenditures is $16,500 for
cement walks to take the place of the
"canals" which now lead to the state
house from all directions. Eight thou
sand is to be used for putting gold leaf
on the dome, if the report Is followed.
Washington's Birthday.
Tribute to the memory of Washing
ton, the father of his country, ead to
that of Lincoln, its savior, were the
principal features of the Washington's
birthday observance by the two
branches of the Nebraska legislature
in Joint session February 22. An ad
dress of remarkable oratorical force
was given by Senator C. H. Aldrich
of Butler county on the topic of Wash
ington's life, his works and the bene
ficent influence they had had upon the
nation.
To Reduce Express Charges.
Senator Aldrich of Butler Intro
duced a bill to reduce the charges of
express companies 25 per cent below
the rates In force January 1, 1907. He
has introduced a bUl applying to rail
road freight charges calling for a re
duction of 20 per cent The bills are
both drawn after the same general
style, making it unlawful to charge
more than 75 per cent of the charges
in force by express companies Janu
ary 1. 1907,- or more than 80 per cent
of the freight charges in force at that
time. The penalty in the express rate
Mil Is a fine of not less than$L000
nor more than $2,000 for each offense.
In the case of railroads the penalty is
a fine of not less than $10,000 and not
more than $50,000. In the case of
railroad rates the railway commission
is given power to hold hearings and
to either raise or lower rates, but no
such provision is incorporated in the
express rate bill.
The State Journal Case.
For the third time -the case of th
state against the State Journal com"
pany has been 'submitted to the su
preme court It was submitted on an
application of Attorney General W. T
Thompson for leave to amend the. pe
tition of the state asking for $85000
damages for the alleged sale of su-
prcue wun reports, me suit was in
stituted by F. N. Prout who has since
left the state. Twice the court has
given decisions in favor of the defend
ant company and the attorney general
now asks leave to again amend the
petition of the state.
To Reduce Rate 20 Per Cent
Senator Aldrich of Butler has intro
duced S. F. 325, a bill to make the
maximum rate on freight In Nebraska
80 Pr cent of the amount fixed in the
classification and schedules of rail
roads In force January 1, 1907, until
after the railway commission shall
have provided a greater rate. The bill
repeals the old maximum rate of 1903.
which the railroads prevented the. old
board of transportation from enforc
tog by an injunction suit In the federal
court
SERVE YOUR SUPPORT.
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(Copyright by Alfred C Clark.)
The shore head Is a subject that
ess well be treated as open for dis
cussion sad consideratioB at any said
all times, it is also a subject that
should Interest all persons who have
at heart the welfare of the community
la which he lives aad who wishes to
aee it grow sad prosper.
No person can afford to do what he
knows will work aa injury to the com
munity la which he Uvea. Ia Justice
to himself he cannot refuse his sap
port to the home industries 'that .are
striving for existence aad the welfare
af the town ia which he goes to do his
trading.
Ia considering this question It
should be borne la mind that the coon
try people, like an other American
citizens, are always oa the lookout for
a place to invest their money that
will bring them the biggest returns
for the least expeaditure; in this they
are right aad are Justified la so doing,
bat at the same time they should re
member that they are depeadeat on
the home merchant for the money that
they send to foreign markets.
If they should stop to think how
these catalogue houses are operated,
and look into, aad know, the true con
dition of affairs, probably they would
reconsider the stand they, had taken
toward them. Ia many cases the peo
ple are ignorant of the true surround
ings and inside operations of these
concerns aad think they are doing
right in sending them their money.
They are led to believe that what they
get from the catalogue house is the
same article that the home merchant
sells, only at a much lower price. The
majority of the people do not know
that they are buying the cheapest
article that can, be manufactured and
Ifs a Shell Garni
that they are to reality paying more
for an inferior grade of goods than
those sold by the home merchant
which probably cost them a few cents
more.
Since the catalogue " house has
sprung into the commercial world and
begun operations to the United States,
all kinds of schemes have been tried
and worked to get the money from
the people that are always looking for
bargains. No expense has been spared
to their struggle for the almighty dol
lar of the country people, and they
have been so far successful, at the
great expense of the home town of the
people that sent their money to these
concerns.
Magazines have been started for
the sole benefit of the catalogue house,
and these circulated among the coun
try people at tea or 15 cents a year.
They build up a circulation on this
low price of hundreds of thousands;
this circulation brings to them mil
lions of dollars in advertising from the
catalogue houses and this money ex
pended for advertising 'Is more than
doubled from the sales of these con
cerns to the country people who are
losers by the transaction.
Catalogues are sent out telling the
people that the house from which they
came is the cheapest 'place to the
country to buy, and it Is, if the person
receiving this catalogue wants a cheap
article, not only to price, but also to
make ami material. The farmer re
ceives this catalogue, looks it over,
and after reading the well composed
guarantee or assurance that the goods
described to it are the very best that
can be found anywhere, sends to an
order. The house receives the order
and immediately ships the articles
wanted. 'The farmer drives, many
miles to get them and when the box Is
opened it is found to contain some
thing much below his expectations,
but this does not satisfy, his mind on
the fact that he has been duped and
that he is not getting his fuU money
value. In a second order he may be
treated the same as the first one, but
still he may think that he has saved
money, by buying it where he could
get it cheap. -
At the same time the merchant at.
home has the goods oa the shelf to
his store waiting for them to be taken
away so that he can replace them with
aewer goods, thereby keeping his
stock fresh aad aptodate. If he has
aot the article waated he can order It
from the wholesaler or manufacturer
and it wffl be seat to the purchaser
to as good condition aad short time
as if It had been ordered from a cata
logue aoase. The home merchant's
business mast be kept ap aad la order
to do this it Is absolutely necessary
that the people at home patronise
him aad help him keep ap with the
times, or else he wttl sooa. he oat of
the straggle for existence among the
country people.
The home merchant should 'not .be
expected to pay the highest price for
produce aad farm products sad thea
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of the article. If heeees not
carry It ia .stock.
The house aserchaat advertises or
should advertise, la the home paper.
This keeps the aoase paper k the field
and helps the
people take the
tt gives an the local news that they
cannot get say other way aad thas the
advertisements of the aterchaats are
read by thesm. If the people do aot
patronise the home sierchaat aecaa
aot afford to advertise,. and without
advertislBg a paper win sopa. prove a
failure. Soon the home paper: is seat
to the wall for the waat of support
from the merchants; it amy have a
large circulation, bat without the mer
chant's help it will sooa be lost to
sight Then the merchaat is next to
get oat of business for the waat of
support sad the town wUldecrease ia
populatioa, aad the' people, will won
der what the trouble is when the
editor and the merchaat leave .town
together.
The home merchaat contributes to
the support of the church, he pays
his taxes to keep the schools up, he
contributes to the horse show, the fall
festival, and the hundred aad one
things that he is supposed to help out
and give his support to. He is at the
bead of the list for everything that is
for the good of the community aad he
deserves the honest aad hearty co
operation of all the people, aU the
time, that are interested in the wel
fare of the community in which they
live. The merchaat helps to elect the
mea that are to represent them la the.
city, county, state "and national, af
fairs, and he is ever on the go looUag
to the Interests of the people.
The people like, to be entertained
and they will come many miles to
some amusement given by the.ater
chants of the 'town where they are
ever ready to go to sell their farm
products. The merchant cannot give
these entertainments unless he rhas
the support of the people and It Is aot
fair to expect this of the" men "that jire
striving for a livelihood, when the peo
ple send their money, to a concern" to
some far away, city that will neither
contribute to any of these enterprises
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-You Pay Your Money Without Knewinf. What Yea Are
Going ta Get
or take an interest tojthe surround
ings thereof.
Home trading makes home indus
tries,' brings more to the town and
keeps them there, and It helps to build
up the place. But the town win be at
a stand-still so long as the people per
sist to , this way of robbing the home
merchants of the right to live and do
business among them.
If the people will keep their money
at home there win. be: no need for
complaint The place" win assume a
Uvely air, it will take on a metropoli
tan look, and the people win say to
their neighbor that business Is good,
and it will be, as long as the people
continue ,to trade to the home mar
kets. The least that a person can do
toward the betterment of the com
munity and his own interests, is to
keep the money at home and see to it
that it is put where It is most needed'
and wanted.
, This should be a vital question to
aU concerned 'to the welfare of his
community and it should be aa estab
lished rule that one should not seek
for things to other parts that he can
get at home.
FENTON J. LAWLER.
Retort Courteous.
The world Is fuU of women who can
amuse the ordinary man. They can
sing, dance or recite In a manner most
pleasing, but the poor man often goes
begging for a woman who can sew on
buttons or mend his clothes; who can
cook his food with economy and flavor
id his taste. San Augustine Yidette.
Miss Myrtle Loggtos, the charming
editor of the Vidette, caa make the
average man out hunting for a wife
imagine he is being entertained by
an angel, whether he does bis court
ing in the kitchen or to the parlor.
Those east Texas girls have a wonder
ful knack for flavoring a man's life
to suit his taste, whether he be rich
or poor. Houston Post
Origin of "Helpmeet''
"Helpmeet" has bad a curious his
tory which began with the biblical
account of the creation, whea "the
Lord God said. It is not good that
the man should be alone; I win make
him an help meet for him." That is
to say, a fit assistant But the two
words hove become curiously combin
ed Into a "helpmeet,'' and they are
constantly used as oae. Moreover,
the confusion is increased by the cor
ruption of the words Into "help-mate,'
aad Macaulay writes of the., waiting
woman who was "generally consider
ed as the most suitable help mate for
a parsoa."
' Clever French Imitation.
The French maaafactare a paper
llaea so cleveriy that It is ahaost Im
possible, without 'examination, to de
tect the difference between It aad dam
ask; aad' even to the touch the ar
ticles made of papier Itoge are very
I much like linen, and are oftea ased ia
jits place. , '
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Has Been Intereetiwa, with Further
Cyathlaaa. O. Four hundred aad
sixty-three naraoaa aave hissed little
Miss Margaret Dunham, aged four
Skoaths and three days. The tally in
cludes Dave Downing, who travels for
McKeehan, Helstaad Company's
grocery, aad the five candidates for
ofltoe la Pike county. Ohio, who vis
ited during the recent campaign,
which are about all the visitors the
little hamlet set down In the beauti
ful Brash creek hills, has had recent
ly, or at least as recently as the com
ing of Miss Dunham Into the world
that has welcomed her with Usees.
But despite the fact that she has been
kissed by more persons than any girl
la Pike county (and most of them are
klssable). the fact that Ollle Kibler
has aot kissed her has started trouble,
divided the town Into two factions and
almost caused a fend between the
Dunhams sad the Kibler family.
Everybody ia Cyathlaaa, over the
lags of five months excepting Kibler,
has kissed Miss Dunham; Kibler alone
has' refused to fall in love with her.
How Kibler can refuse to kiss her no
one else In town can understand, for
she Is the prettiest plumpest sweet
ast baby ever bpm. That is what her
mother says, and besides that 463 per
sons, including Dave Downing, who
ought to be unprejudiced, being a
bachelor, have said the same thing.
She is so soft and satiny, and so pink
and white, and her blue eyes open
with such 'amazed and delighted
stares, and her dimples evolve such
unexpected and wonderful smiles, and
her soft, little rosebud bands flut
ter so confidingly into even the horny
hands of the loggers, that any per
son, It seems, who has any human
blood in his veins wants to grab her
right Into his arms and Just squeeze
her and kiss her and then ,look
ashamed and say "I always liked ba
bies;" and sneak away and wish he
had one Just like It
Where Ollie kibler Lest Out
. That is : the way little Miss Dunham
has affected everybody except Ollie
kibler. He has not' kissed her and
will aot kiss her.
"" Therefore, there is trouble.
It appears, from the facts that are
ascertainable, that Miss Margaret
Shannon, who was better known, as
Madge; wasihe belle of the entire dis
trict around Cynthlana by the time
she was 18 years old. Not only that
but the young men from Bainbrldge
drove down to caU on her, and once
it was rumored that she was engaged
to a wnsllhii iiiiiisamiiiiii nn at Wav.
Wly, the' countjHatoat Everybody
knew that" Fred Cravens, from Sink
ing Springs was wildly in love with
her. Almost all the town boys were
and especially Ollie Kibler, who owns
a big farm over Cameron's mountain.
besides Ms house in Cynthlana.
Then BUI Dunham, big; hearty, good
natured. and with a laugh that could
be heard over half the town fell, a
victim to the prettlness of Margaret
Shannon and that settled it They
were married and OUie Kibler became
a sort of woman hater. People with
college educations would have called
him misanthropic, but Cynthlana sim
ply referred to it as grouch, except
Uncle BUly Newell, who said OUie
was peevish.
At any rate, OUie ceased to be the
Beau Brummel of Cynthlana and set
tled down to business and was as hard
as flint and, as Uncle Billy Newell
vowed, "as cloes ss his paw was. and
14 shoemakers couldn't have got a
bristle between his fingers and a dol
lar." Story About the Caby.
.AU those things happened years
ago, possibly tea. BUI Dunham got
along pretty well in the lumber busi
ness, running a sawmUl over Newell
Mills way. and hauling to Bainbrldge,
and his wife was Just as pretty as
when she was a girl, although in a
different sort cf way. They were hap
py, but until a few months ago their
happiness was Incomplete.
BUI Dunham's friends said he hadn't
aa enemy on earth. He was one of
the most popular men in Pike county
and a lot of the Republicans up at
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RICH MINES LOST
TO HUMAN GREED
Forgotten Drifts, Known to Be Valua
ble. That Keep the Gold Seeker
Constantly on Edge Locality of
Famous Talepa Mins a Secret Hid
den in the Breast of Uncommuni
cative Indians.
Among the rich mines worked by
the Spaniards was the Tarasca to So
aora, of which Humboldt writes so
fascinatingly and Ward and other his
torians mention favorably. The history
of Tarasca is one ot eril deeds, of du
plicity, of. theft of greed aad aU the
base passions incited by the lore of
gold, says Modem Mexico. Tholeine
was worked long" before the Spaniards
arrived ia Mexico and the gofj and
silver fashioned' into ornaments by the
aborigines. A family la Guaymas has
a aecklaceof flying, fish bought from
a Pima Indian chiefs who stated that
the metal waa dug from Tarasca. The
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lejsvthem make him an al
ternate to the state convention, wale
.waaeaa'heaor. He took his wife
with him teCetembus and tlsy vmM
e4;tM.ptfy thq hand asy
lum aad hat that Is aaother 'Story.
This story is about the baby.
Whea the baby arrived everybody
said tt wouM be a pretty baby, for
Its father was big; and
its mother so nrettv. G
aea said it took-after the
'0MA Graadpa Daahaan vowed R fav
ored the Daahsms. bat almost every
body said It resembled both, its eyes
iwei7 Mae like f Its father's aad the
apper part of Its face was his new
coaM see that by putting a hand over
the mouth. Batttts nose aad' mouth
were Jest like Its mother's, oaly prat
tler, she said, although, of coarse.
BUI denied that
Anyhow. It was the prettiest baby
that ever came to Cyathlaaa. Every
body conceded that, but no one sus
pected that it was going to cases
ao much trouble.
The First Great Event.
When ItTor she rather (her mother
gets mad when anybody csUs her
"it") was Just one month old they
took her to the CampbeUIte church
aad chrlsteasd her Margaret after her
mother sad her mother's Aaat Mag.
who seat the little turquoise ring aad
the kait Jacket for the hah. -
The real trouble didn't start natU
Margaret was over two months old.
Her mamma had her out riding in her
new gocart (the one with the front
that lets down, and the blue silk para
sol, with a robe to match, all covered
with blue ribbon) when, right in front
of Wickersham's.store. they met Ollie
Kibler. He was standing there talk
ing to Nate GIddings, from over at
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Kibltr Refused Precious Boon.
Nate never had seen the baby, so,
of course, he spoke to it and began
playing with it and whea it cooed
and laughed and wrinkled up its dim
pled little face he didn't do a taiag
but stoop down and kiss her. ' Nate
is a family man himself and has three
or four kids at home and likes them.
But Ollie never moved. He Just stood,
there and looked disgusted and Nate
and Mrs. Dunham talked baby end she
asked how Mrs. GIddings was. Then
Nate, not meaning to make any trou
ble, laughed and said, "Ollie, come and
kiss the baby. Ye ain't afraid, are
ye?" OUie said something about not
making a fool of himself over any
slobbery brat and walked away.
Nate said afterwards he was so mad
he could have kicked Ollie, and Mrs.
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mine was worked by various Span
iards and later acquired for the crown
of Spain. It was extensively worked,
barring certain periods during Apache
wars, until the epoch of the French
intervention, when the shafts and
tunnels are said to have been con
cealed by the administrator, Don Juan
Moreno, nn Imperialist, who was
forced to seek safety to flight After
the restoration of peace Tarasca was
looked for la vain, and to the present
time no one Is certala of its location,
though the mine now known as Ubar
bo had beea extensively worked when
rediscovered years ago. and the shafts
and tunnels concealed under earth
and brush.
But the mine about which tradition
gathers thickest Is Talpps, supposed
to be located la the Shahuaripa dis
trict to Sonora. Little documentary
evidence exists to prove Taiopa's real
ity, and that has evidently been manu
factured by unscrupulous manipulat
ors. A wealthy Mexican recently made
a trip to Madrid, aad after minute
search at great expense found abso
lutely no data to prove that such a
niine was worked for the crown ol
the cellar. Of
whether Osse
he wouldn't hat that
Ollle weald kiss the baby er be
fartt. He waat right ap te the
aad tohl Oils whmVhe theaght of 1
before aU the
tow that OOte
chance to kiss the baby before he get
through with
mad as BUI
at kiss anybody's
brat The idea of aaylac that
andthat
her a lamp of
BUI aad Offle
aad would have fought If Mr.
tada't toM them to er
go out la the street sad
oat
The trouble grew serious at ease.
Half the people la town declared that
Ollle ought to be tarred aad feath
ered. A few said that the
oughta'tto he so touchy.
Jast kept quiet
A few days later BUI came oat as a
candidate for township trastee ea the
Republican ticket. Jast to heat Osse,
who was a Democrat He ealy had)
three weeks to campsite la. hat ha
swept the township aad It weat Re
publlcaa for the first time la years.
Bill didn't boast much. He simply
repeated his assertion that OUie would
beg to kiss the baby before he get
through with him. Then he weat ap
to Baiabridge on business aad caught
the train for Waverly, aad what did
he do but buy a tax claim oa a piece
of land that belonged to Kibler. OUie
had neglected to pay the taxes sad it
was advertised among the delin
quents, so BUL bought M. Jast to spite
Ollie and make him spend money.
People began to say that BUI Dunham
could be Just as bad aa enemy as he
was a good friend, bat they didn't
know aim until he had two of OUIe's
stray cows that were feeding aloag
the roadside taken to the pound.
When Ollle had to pay oae dollar each
fine he was so mad he threatened to
lick BUL
That s the way the feud stands now.
BiU still vows that OUie .nfust Use
'his baby and ask his wife's permission
to do It Bat-Ollle swears hell law
BiU out of Pike county before hell
do It
As for little Miss Dunham, she is
growing prettier each day and from
present signs about the time she gets
to be 17 OUie or any other human
being win beg for the chance.
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Spain and no reliable data ia the Mex
Icaa archives or elsewhere to prove
that such a mine was ever known. But
quite as trustworthy as most written
documents are the traditions gathered
from the Pima Indians.
They stoutly maintain that Talopa
exists aad a few claim to know its lo
cality. SmaU quantities of very rich
ore are, occasionally sold at the moun
tain mining camps and aU attempts' to
follow the Indians to the spot where
it is found or bribe them to reveal it
have failed. Wanting bat little to ad
dition to the core they grow, they are
imbued with a superstition that if they
reveal the locaUty ot. mine they win
instantly drop dead. To oae aaae
quaiated with the Indian character
this statement may seem lacredlsle.
but say prospector or miner ia the
Sierra Madre will aflbrm its truth.
Large sums of moaey have beea of
fered the Pimas to teU where the lost
mine is. They scora money aad the
oaly opea sesame Is mescal, by the
liberal nee of which the Indian may
be made to disclose many things, hat
so far he has held inviolate his vow to
reveal to ao man the famous Talopa.
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