The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, March 30, 1910, Image 7

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HAVE YOU TRIED THIS?
Simple Prescription Said to Work
Wonders for Rheumatism.
ThiB has been well known to the best
doctors for years and is now given to
the public. "Get one ounce of syrup of
Sarsaparilla compound and one ounce
Toris compound. Then set half a pint
af good whiskey and put the other two
Ingredients fnto ft. Take a tablcspoon
ful ef this mixture before each meal
and at bed time. Shake the bottle
before using." Good effects are felt
the first day. Many of the worst cases
here have been cured by this. Any
druggist has these ingredients on hand
or will quickly get them from his
wholesale bouse.
SURE THING.
Hoy Papa, is it moths that goes
through your clothes?
Papa Yos; it's ma s all right.
A WONDERFUL CHANGE.
From Daily Wretchedness and Pain
to Normal Health.
Mrs. R. Cronse. Manchester, la.,
says: "For two years my back was
w e a k. Rheumatic
pains racked my
lower limbs, day
and night The ac
tion of the kidneys
was annoyingly ir
regular. When I
started using Doan's
Kidney Pills, these
; troubles soon less
' ened and the dull
backache vanished. The kidneys now
art normally and I give Doan's Kidney
Pills credit for this wonderful change."
Remember the name Doan's. For
sale by all dealers. 50 cents a
Foster-.MIIbuni Co.. Buffalo, X.
box.
Y.
An irresistible Petition.
"And now, Lawd-uh," a bit ominous
ly proceeded square-headed Hrother
Tarr. in his supplication, "in de con
volution dat am gwine to take place
soon's I meet up wid Rruddcr Dingford
sneaky scoun'rel wid side-whiskers
dat's been up-slippin' an up-slidiu
'round muh yaller wife be nootral.
Lawd; dat's all I axes I'll do de rest!
"I lias been, as you kin see for yo'
pe'f by do church books, a pillah in
Kood an' 'Hicient stan'in' for lo desc
nany yeahs, an' de tuddcr gen'ienian
am a puhstdin' eldah; so I hasn't de
brazen statuary. Lawd, to ax yo to
lake muh side in de battle. Hut if yo
kain't ht'lp, dess hang off an' be noo
tral. Git yo'se'f a comfable place in
do shadu som'ers. an' sed down, an'
yo'll se one o" de peart est fights yo'
I'ver had de pleasure o' witness-In'.
Amen!"
Fighting Disease in Greece.
Consul General George liorton has
made a report from Athens on the
ronspicuous work of Greek physicians
In combating the country's chief
scourges malarial frvcr and tubercu
losis. An annual average "of ".000
persons die each year from the for
mer, while in epidemic years, due to
rcessive rains, the number exceeds
O.000, which was the case in 1!nr.. The
imputation of Greece is 2.4::3.S0fi. The
people have been interested through
lectures, pamphlets, etc., to light the
malaria-carrying mosquito by draining
.tngnant ponds and throwing petro
leum on thorn. A tuberculosis con
press will be held at Athens next
year, to which will be invited not
only physicians, but all the mayors
and other prominent people of Greece.
A Consolation.
A young woman who had been in
the habit of spending her summers in
a hill village of Connecticut recently
encountered a rural neighbor in a city
store.
"How's your wife. Mr. Green?" in
quired the young woman graciously.
"Why. don't you know." said Mr.
Green. "1 lost her three months ago?"
"Oh." said the shocked young wom
an. "I didn't know. 1 beg your par
don. Mr. Green, for being so thought
less." "Well." said the disconsolate wid
ower soothingly, "it ain't as bad as it
might have been. I've got good help."
Driven by Hunger to Desperation.
Mrs. Mode had just returned homo
from the country, to discover her pre
viously welt-stocked wardrobe empty.
"Good gracious, Herbert,," she cried to
her husband, "where are all my
clothes? And what in the world is
that big black patch out on the lawn?"
"Nelly." he replied mournfully, "after
1 had starved for two whole days, you
wrote me that the key of the pantry
was in ihe pocket of your bolero. Well.
1 don't knn.v a bolero from a box
plaited rntlle. and I was desperate, so
I took all the things out on the lawn
and burned them. Then I found the
key among the ashes." Success Mag
azine. May Make Convents Into Sanatoria.
Efforts are. being made in P.ulgaria
to abolish the numerous monasteries
mid convents of the Greek Catholic
church and to use their buildings and
revenues for the establishment and
main.enance of tuberculosis sanatoria.
King Ferdinand has given 100.000
francs lor the erection of a national
sairttorinm. The death rate from tu
berculosis 5p Hnlgaria is very high,
being ."1 for every 10.000 living.
to mm: a com in ovc day
Tk I.AXATIVK BBOMO Oainicp Tst'.
Iini!sirfiiiiil monrj if It fails to cere. ILVf.
KUuVK'Sfc!&aroi9onrachtiix. :5c
In proportion to its population, more
people earn a livelihood by soaiaring
in Norway than in any o'.her country.
Britain comes next.
Smoker like Lew-?'. Sins! Binda
cigar for its rich, mellow quality.
Happy is the man who can tun.
business into pleasure.
M amaBmamamaf
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Romance
By T. S.
Three gentlemen, two English, one
American, sal around a table in the
garden of the Mloamer and sipped
slowly at their cocoanut water, not
particularly liking the insipid drink.
Outside, in the Prado. a long, unend
ir.p line of carnages, motors, pedes
trians moved steadily back and forth.
"And they tell me that Havana is a
'imantic place." drawled Hullcy, re
moving his Panama bat. for like all
good tourists their first move when
they reached the Cuban capital was to
invest in Panamas
"Now we've been over here a week."
growled Middleham. his brother Eng
lishman." and as far as romance is
concerned. Snow, there lias been abso
lutely "nothing doing.' as you Ameri
cans put it."
As both the men appealed to Snow,
and as Cuba lay so close to the States,
' under an American protectorate, too.
that gentleman felt called upon to de
fend the island's good name in things
i romantic.
"What do you fellows expect to hap
pen to you cuddled up here in the
Mioamcr gardens? You poke around
I and look at forts, cathedrals, histori
cal spots and places where romances
have occurred. That's all wrong. Ro
mance is like lightning; it never
strikes twice in the same place. The
man who goes around gaping at ro
mantic spots will never make one."
"Aw, come now," gibed Hulley,
"that's an American joke."
"Yes." echoed Middleham, "there
may be adventures for the natives, but
hardly for a foreigner like me, barely
speaking the language."
"I'll show you," remarked Snow,
briefly. He arose.
"Ah, now, what are you going to
do?" in chorus.
"Stir up an adventure."
"What?" exclaimed Middleham.
pulling out bis watch, "at 10 o'clock at
night."
Snow shrugged his shulders. "Ten
o'clock at night is the beginning of
the Cuban day."
Hulley arose likewise. "Come along.
Middleham; let's see what he is going
lo do."
So the three big fellows sauntered
Into the hotel lobby and walked up to
the dapper little clerk.
"Jaurez." asked Snow, "would you
oblige me with your guitar to-night?"
The clerk smiled brightly. "Si.
penor.. certc." and he hurried into the
office after it.
"Better get a stiletto and a revolver,
too" suggested Middleham. laughing.
The clerk returned; the three men
took the instrument and set forth.
"Nothing's going to happen." mur
mured Middleham; nobody's at
home."
Snoxv stopped. "Now you fellows
see that big house right yonder, with
the curly brass grillwork shining In
the windows. I want you fellows to
stay here n the shadow behind this
corner. I'm going over and thrum on
this guitar a bit; maybe something
will turn up."
His two to'ends assented. The
American walked over to the window
in the full glare of an arc. swung the
guitar around in front and. without
more ado. began to play.
It was in odd. plaintive, tangled
little air that Snow played, a thing
that he had picked up years ago. down
in Mexico, and had played on other
nights at other windows.
Just inside the shining grill work
Snow could catch the glint of a silk
curtain. ! played on, weaving a mu
sical phartasy. until he almost be
lieved himi-elf back in the old Aztec
capital. The impression grew so
strong as 'o be almost disagreeable,
lit- stopped.
Just at that instant a hand was laid
on his shoulder.
Snow laughed shortly. "The ro
mance is otf." he remarked without
looking aronnri; "you boys came over
and spoiled t all."
"May 1 inquire what the senor is
doing here?" asked a voice in perfect
ly good Spanish.
Snow wheeled around abruptly and
found himself facing a heavy-set.
kwarthy man. with black mustache
curled up in a fierce Kaiser Wilhelm
fashion.
Snow stated at this apparition in
amazement. "Am I on your pre
serves?" he asked in Spanish.
The stranger stepped back a little.
"I see from your accent." he went on.
"that you are an American, but. senor.
1 accept no insolence even from an
American."
A little tingle of amusement went
through the American. "Well, as you
have answcri-I my question in the af
firmative I'll i.eii you what I am do
ing. Some friends and I have started
out with this guitar this evening in
earch of an adventure, so I stood
I HI d-.se zf
zz
to Order
STR1BUNG
here playing and hoping something
would happen."
At Snow's pleasant, smiling face and
ingenuous explanation the stranger be
gan to thaw.
"So you are hunting an adventure?"
responded the man. agreeably. "Would
you mind helping me? I was just
wishing for someone to give me a
little assistance In case I should need
it."
"Arc you joking?" asked Snow.
"Never more serious here's my
hand." in impulsive Spanish fashion.
Snow took It gravely. "What shall
I do?"
"Stand right here and play the gui
tar." Then the man vanished.
The man had hardly disappeared In
the side alley when the silken curtain
behind the grill was drawn back a
little.
"Senor." said a voice, "did Rafael
ask you to play there?"
Snow drew near and removed his
Panama. He could sec a dim oval
face outlined in the black interior with
two dark splashes for eyes, but there
was a quality in the voice that made
the American'blundcr his tune and let
It die away.
"Yes, senorita," he whispered back;
"someone set mo here to play."
"Then why don't you play?" asked
the woman, with a little tremolo in
her voice.
With a feeling that he was in the
midst of a phantasmagoria. Snow once
more adjusted his guitar and began
strumming the tune. He bad hardly
started again when he saw two white
hands clasp the brazen grills.
"Xot that! Not that!" trembled the
voice. "Ah. mia Dlos, not that!"
Snow paused again abruptly. "You
know the tune it is not a Cuban air?"
"Nor I a Cuban girl, senor."
"What shall I play, then?"
"Anything else." There was a touch
of pathos in her words and again that
dimly familiar quality the man had
noted all along.
He moved a trifle closer. "May I
iuquire why I am playing and to
whom?"
"You are playing in Raphael's place
so that Rafael and Maria may escape
unobserved. That is all. senor."
Snow pressed up against the grills.
He wa3 staring fixedly Into the dark
recess beyond the curtains. "And to
whom?" he asked, tersely; "to whom?"
There was a broken little laugh in
side, then a shaking, silvery voice
hummed over the air he had just been
playing, then sang softly the first line.
"But but I composed those words
myself!" stammered Snow.
"So so you did Len."
"Carlotta!" trembled the Americas
In the uttermost surprise. "You!"
"Yes. yes. my father sent me here
to to avoid you."
"Well, come on quick. Carlotta
We'll follow suit the back way."
"But. Len." gasped the girl, "some
one must play the guitar. Rafael al
ways played!"
Snow leaped to the middle of the
narrow street and began wildly to sig
nal toward the dark corner. The two
Englishmen came up leisurely.
"Hurry! Hurry!" cried the Ameri
can. "I need you!"
"What's the matter?" asked Middle
ham, as the two followed him back to
the window.
"Stand here and play this guitar!"
snapped Snow.
"Aw, now. what do I want to stand
here and play a guitar for?"
"Don't ask questions! To make
them think I'm here till Senorita Car
lotta Yitrclli and I elope out the back
way."
"Yes. scnors," pleaded the voice In
the window, "and if my uncle comes
out you must catch him and hold him.
Don't let him pursue us!" They could
see her wringing her bands excitedly
in the gloom.
"Xow. really, Hulley. don't this upset
a fellow, though? Snow here has
known her for at least five minutes,
hasn't he?" Then. as an afterthought.
"I can't play a guitar, you know."
But Snow thrust the instrument
into his hands. "You've got to try as
a friend a benefactor!"
Middleham held the guitar. Hulley
looked on in amazement. Snow van
ished around the clde alley and the
girl disappeared from the window.
The two Britons were planted dog
gedly by the window and Snow knew
that neither the uncle nor all the Ha
vana police could move or pass them.
As he and Carlotta met in the tiny
little alleyway there sounded from
the front the most execrable noise
that a guitar was ever guilty of In Ha
vana. 1 TIiam Ui.11.... w4.n.t .. ..!
ucu nunc uitru lu Ml!g.
"That's unnecessary punishment."
murmured Snow in the girl's ear.
But Carlotta laughed happily as
they hurried down the dark path.
Dies for Love of a Girl In a Novel.
Most of us have been impressed at
some time or other with a lovable
character in a book, but is is not often
that people are carried away like the
young laborer at Sidlesbam. near Chi
chester. Eng.. who, falling In love
with a girl in a novel thought his love
for his own sweetheart was false, and
shot himself.
At the inquest a letter left by the
distracted man was read. In which he
stated that he had read a tale of love
about a girl, and he could not get the
character In the book out of his mind.
"I have made love to a girl," he went
on. "to find it was false, and I cannot
make false love anv more, but I ttniA
j not tell the girl I tons'
go."
A Man's House.
What is a man's bouse but his nest,
and why should it aot be nest-like
both outside and in coarse, strong,
negative in tone externally, and snug
and well feathered and modeled by
the heart within? Why should it be
set oa a bill when he can command
a nook under the bill or on Its aide?
Why should It look like an observa
tory, when It is a conservatory and
dormitory? John Burroughs.
2 . .
I The Glory of
I the Nazarene
I By Be. Warn.
E. Tame, D. D.
And we twhMhte alory. John -1:14.
That a citizen of the, earth, some
nineteen centuries ago, a certain Syr
Ian Jew. one Jesus of Nazareth, lived
a life that was a life of glory, is the
thins that is here said. Other things
are said, but our matter of talk Is
this. It is not a theological vision, but
n piain record. "The word was made
flesh, and dwelt among us. and we be
held his glory."
Xot that to the son of Zebedee,
topological vision was wanting. To
him the historic Jesus of his genera
tion was rn eternal, ineffable some
thing known as the Word of God. "In
the beginning was the word and the
word was with God. and the word
was God." and "The word was made
flesh and dwelt among us." As speech
is r revealing, a message, from the
soul invisible, so the Christ was e
word from God. Further, this Christ
was with John the potent universal
Creator. "AH things were made by
IiJt. and without him was not any
thin,: made that was made." This
same Creator and word has also life
and light. "In him was life, and the
life was the light of men." There may
be existence without light, but exist
ence without life there is not. and
that new thrilling thing, the key of
being, the light of the world, and the
secret of destiny, is in the Christ.
Surely the invisible and everabiding
Jesus shone zenith high in the eyes of
John, and there was theological vision
In plenty. But It was this vision be
come flesh and dwelling among us
that was the immediate concern. One
too poor for where to lay his head;
barren of social prestige, without cul
ture of the schools, writing no books,
showing scant regard for organism or
Institutions, setting the sword into its
sheath, beggaring himself deliberate
ly of every arm of power in honor
with the ages, and so mighty as to
bend and rock the earth with bis
tread, making men suspect him
nothing less than God, was a spectacle
unspeakable for a Galilean fisherman.
Fifty years and more he remembers
what his eyes have seen, and only the
greatest words under the sun and
stars are able to tell his tale. "And
we beheld his glory."
The glory of the Christ life may be
seen earliest, possibly, in that it is
the only one of its kind. It was a
unique life. Jesus Christ was one.
"only begotten." In all the ages he
has no fellow. When Napoleon said:
"Xot one Is like him," he had this
vision. It Is of the genius of greatness
to carve a niche for Itself, to fly in its
own orbit, to evermore walk lonely.
Moses. Aristotle. Caesar. Shakespeare,
are memories of the forgotten, and
live among the dead. So there was
never another like the Son of Mary.
Reverence is born of respect, and wor
ship of the Christ may well begin by
finding him among the solitary few.
History can, neither be written nor
read without mention of His name.
Jesus of Nazareth Is even now Jesus
of the planet
But the glory of Christ Is unique,
especially, in being such a glory to the
mind of God. Jesus is the only be
gotten "of the Father." A compli
ment of benediction gathers its music
and fragrance from its source. The
great of earth must read their glory,
always, in a revised version. The
noonday light of one generation fades
in another to a smoking taper. "Call
no man happy until he is dead." la an
ancient epitaph. Only the judgments
of the immortals Btand. That the
life of the Christ is a glory with the
Eternal. Is at once a patent of worth
and a call to prayer. That worship
of the historic Jesus Is not rank
idolatry finds its one reason here; he
is in time a veritable manifestation
of the eternal God. Forevermore the
Almighty Father exists In some fash
ion as a revealer. and in this fashion
never repeats himself. "In the begin
ning was the word and the word was
with God." Like the shock of earth
quake or the rising of the sun this
divine word breaks into human his
tory as Jesus of Nazareth and passes
on, and very rightly men tarry in
reverence at his feet. That human
soul which sees in Christ a unique,
solitary, unpharable revealing of God
alone may worship him.
This leads me naturally to say that
the glory of the Christ life is seen also,
in its transcendence. It Is a bio-'
graphy evermore parting from men
and carried out of their vision. "The
darkness comprehended it not." The
world knew him not." "His own re
ceived him not." Men face the Christ
not only with mortal opposition, but
with mental collapse. They reject
bici as surely that they are little as
they are wicked. Their logic falls in
a heap. They walk by faith or stag
ger to the dust. Unless they believe
on his name, receive him. are given
right and power to be sons of God.
are veritably born again, they never
catch the glory of the Christ A simply
human Christ, a Christ who is not
transcendent, turns every Christian
church into a heathen temple, baptism
to an empty, wicked farce, the bread
and wine to symbols of a gigantic
lie. and Christian people everywhere
Into the most miserable of men.
The Lesson of Trust.
"In every thing ... let your
requests be made known unto God."
Thll. 4:6.
The oldest and wisest of us may be
as little children on our communion
with a prayer-hearing God. No er
rand to that mercy-scat is too trivial
to lead our footsteps thither. We may
connect all the Issues of life with the
control of that over-ruling wIU. We
may put our band In that paternal
hand, no matter bow narrow the
chasm, how gentle the declivity, and
look trustfully and hopefully for that
availing guidance. Oh. If we could
learn this lesson of filial trust at
every step of our way along our earth
!y pilgrlmaga. no matter how steep cr
-ough or obscure the path, it would
mide us safely and aurely home to
ur Father's house. Rev. A. i Stone
$3.50 RECIPE CURES WEAK
KIDNEYS, FREE
RELIEVES URINARY AND KIDNEY
TROUBLES, BACKACHE,
STRAINING, SWELLING, ETC.
Stops Pain in the Bladder, Kidneys
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Wouldn't It be nice within a week or
so to begin to say goodbye forever to
the scalding, dribbling, straining, or too
frequent passage of urine; the fore
head and the back-of-the-head aches;
the stitches and pains in the back; the
growing muscle weakness; spots be
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I have a recipe for these troubles
that you can depend on, and if you
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Many a doctor would charge you 3.50
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I have it and will be glad to send it
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power.
It will quickly show you its power
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ter see what it is without delay. I will
send you a copy free you can use it
and cure yourself at home.
SURE THING.
Katherine Was Miss Bilyuns ex
pensively dressed at the ball?
Kidder Yes, indeed. Why, even
her slippers were tied with real laces.
Let the Doubters Ask Me.
James Houser of Henderson, Iowa,
wrote the following open letter to the
United Doctors, the famous specialists
who arc located on the second floor
of the Neville block, Omaha:
"Dear Doctors I have been so
benefited by the treatment I have re
ceived from you that I feel I ought
to write and thank you personally. I
have been telling all my friends and
neighbors about you and have been
the means of many of them going to
sec you for different ailments and
diseases, and all who have taken your
treatment have been benefited and
pronounce your methods of cure noth
ing less than wonderful. For myself,
I can say, truthfully, that you have
done me so much good that I can
scarcely explain it. I haven't had
any of my nervous spells since I com
menced your treatment and I have
better health in every way than I
have had in the past ten years.
"I feel grateful to you and recom
mend your work to every one. If
any one is so foolish to doubt the
ability of so great a medical firm as
the United Doctors, just tell them to
ask me and I can also refer them to
many others.
"JAMES HOUSER."
Two Points of View.
Mrs. Whoopser For my part, I
think Mr. Dyler was mean when he
made his wife promise she would never
marry again.
Mr. Whoopser Oh. Mary, don't
judge the ioor man so harshly; you
ought to be thankful because he prob- '
ably prevented some brother man
ironi oeii'g iuaue raiserauic.
Ilrrt. Weak. Weary. Watery Eye.
Rcll.-votl By Murine Kye i:-mcily. Try
Murim For Your Kye Troubles. You Will
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Murine kye ltcmetly Co.. Chicago.
Don't Let 'Em.
The defects of the understanding,
like those of the face, grow worse as
we grow older. Rouchcfoucauld.
A TRIFLING COIMilXwIU heroines orrmaarat
tar unli-s Mopped. Allrn's l.un-j IMtam will sutr
lysto;lt. AactatUVIviarKi-rnnuffhfortbat. Sold I
luliaru(KUts.-.u)canaiAJO ixttiies. ,
I
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How men would kick if their wives
struck for an eight-hour day.
'iS 4
Woman's Power
OverMm
Woman's most fforiouc endowment it the power
to awakea mad hold the pure and boaest love of
worthy rasa. Whea she loses it and still loves on,
uo one ia the wide world can kaow the heart agony
she cadares. The woman who suffers from weak
ness aad derangement of her special womanly or-
taism sooa loses the power to sway the heart of
maa. Her feaeral health safer and she loses
her tfood looks, her attractiveness, her amiability
and her power and prestige as a woman. Dr. R.V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N.Y., with
the assistance of his staff of able physicians, has prescribed for and cured many
thoosaadi of womea. He has devised a successful remedy for womaa's aU
meats. It is knowa as Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. It is a positive
speeiac for the weaknesses and disorders peculiar to women. It purifies, regu
lates, streagtheas and bczls. Medicine dealers sell it. No tamest dealer wiH
advise yoa Co accept a substitate in order to make a little larger profit.
to w a wet m a w ifrAanrar cmvwsi C
. amors rrr ww Mitrmvm, twalekb otAVJiUi
SICK WOMEN WELL.
Dr. Pttrce Mamas Ptllets nmafan mtrtwtnmgtkm Smmac. Lhm-.
fl IDaTe CONSTIPATION, BILIOUSNESS. RHEUM
GET.
26e BOX
ALL
ORuaaiars
BETTER THAN PILLS FOR LIVER ILLS
. n. Ltwia mcsicims ce.. av. tauis. .
Couldnt Have Hers.
"I hope I get a good husband."
"Well, keep your bands off mine."
Mrs. Vfiaslow'a Soothlnjr Syrap.
rorchlldrcn teetnliir.iotieES the gams, reducrstn.
t.nuinuuoc allays pain.ccres wind coUc Sea Lottie.
The crow is a rational bird. He
.ccsn't make a noise without caws.
RAILROAD REGULAH01
EFFECT ON BUSINESS.
Te the Bueineee Man: With enor
mous crops commanding the highest
prices ever knowa; with every kind of
business on a safe and seasible basis;
with merchandise stocks of all kinds al
most at a minimum; with everybody
desirous of making; gopdalltheBeceB
sary Improvements which the past two
years' depression would not permit of,
and to fill up stocks which have been
almost depleted, with plenty of money
and credit to do all these things, there
Is a hesitation by the greater part of
the business community, for the
reason that something has appeared
calling a halt in the progress which
had so fairly started In the latter half
of 1909. The one great and most ap
parent element which has caused this
hesitation. Is that the railroad corporations-of
this country have stopped
the purchase of anything beyond their
immediate necessities, so much so
that betterments which had been
projected, (which are not only better
ments, but in a great many cases are
almost, or soon will be necessities)
amounting to over one thousand mil
lions of dollars, have been held up. It
is customary for railroads to prepare
their budgets of expenditures January
1st. If these budgets had been pre
pared on the lines of necessities the
outlook for general business, particu
larly among manufacturers, would be
exceptionally good for 1910. These
budgets have not been presented, and
are not within the call, or even within
the sight of those who would gladly
welcome them, and it is doubtful when
we will be able to make any reason
able forecast in the manufacturing and
commercial world. It is unquestion
ably true that the railroads would
gladly enter Into a year of liberal
expenditure, but as matters stand now.
it is quite possible that they will be
compelled to drop back into the con
dition they were in the latter part of
1907 and during the year 1908, that is,
purchase nothing except that which
is absolutely essential, and the reasons
are exactly the same as those that
existed in the early part of 1907. that
is "Radical Railroad Regulation."
Our legislators seem to be unmind
ful of the causes of the depression of
1907 and 1908, and give every indi
cation of re-entering the field with
even more laws to interfere with and
discourage the investment of money in
railroad enterprises, whether it be for
increases or improvements in existing
lines, and absolutely calling a halt on
new projected railroad enterprises.
And the railroads have not reached
the position that they now occupy
through any concerted plan; they all
realize and appreciate the necessity of
renewing their tracks and equipment
that the recent depression would not
permit of. This in the face of a very
general actual or threatened demand
for large increases in the wages of
their employees, and knowing that the
only way they can grant these ad
vances will be by a corresponding ad
vance in their revenue, and the only
way in which they could increase their
revenue would be by raising their
rates, and certainly the outlook for
this is far from promising. They have
no certainty as to the character of leg
islation to come; they are in positive
fear of Congress, and arc warranted
in that fear by special bills already
introduced, which is a sufficient cause
for them to hesitate. They are not
certain that the .people generally
would favor any increase in rates, and
they are equally uncertain as to
whether the public would not side with
labor in its increased demands upon
the railroads. They feel as all owners
of property naturally would feel, that
the earning capacity of their property
is now absolutely dependent upon the
manner in which they shall be gov
erned. They do not know what that
government is going to be; they are
almost positive that there will be no
legislation which will cause an in-
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creased desire on the part of investors
to put their money into railroad prop
erties. They have been given to un
derstand that probably their borrow
ing capacity is to bo limited within
narrow lines by the Government, so
that even if they were willing to make
these expenditures, it would bo diCl
"cuit for them mi ohtain the necessary
financing.
In fact, looking at it from any potnt,
the owners of railroad property havo
nothing to see that would encourage
them in spending any money until
they have a more definite idea us to
what extent they are going to be con
trolled and directed by the National
Government, and under such circum
stances, all tff the vast industrial en
terprises that are depending upon the
railroads, will find that at the time
that their present orders upon which
they are working. Issued some six
months ago when it was not dreamed
of that the present adverse condition
could possibly arise, will have been
completed, that we will again be in
practically the same pocition that we
were in during the early part of 190S.
In my judgment unless Congrcsu re
strains its interference with the earn
ing capacities of tho railroads, thcro
will be a permanent set-back in the
general business of the country, that it
may take years to overcome.
Some Congressmen think that tho '
railroad Interests arc the real forco
that is behind tho rapidly growing un
rest of tho business men regarding
legislation. This is absurd: v;c need .
no spur to wake us up to our tm for
tunate situation, which is by no means
confined to railroad supply institution
There arc 1,500.000 railroad o:.i
ployces. It takes 1,500,000 men to sup
ply what the railroads need, ami a
vast number of men arc employed In
supplying the personal needs of tho
above 3,000,000 men. Every kind nf
business is dependent in some mcau
uro on railroad prosperity.
Tho producers of wool, cotton, to
bacco, sugar and many other special
articles in this country, have so in
terested themselves in their business
that they have forced the General
Government to put a special protect
ive tax on tho things they produce,
which we and our employees, who do
not produce them, have to pay for.
and to many of which we do not ob
ject On the same principle, and for the
samo reasons, when business men be
.come as active in looking after their
interests, and with the same rights,
we can induce the General Govern
ment to give us equal protection by
allowing the railroad companies;, who
aro the producers of our revenue, to
make sufficient profit to enable the:a
to buy a full plenty of the goods they
need which wc manufacture. This will
involve no special tax, will mean hot
ter railroad service, and more business-
for everyone, particularly tho
working man; and when it is consid
ered that In reality 90 of all the
money received by the railroads ami
ourselves goes directly to the working
people, wc should have the solid en
dorsement and individual support cf
every working man in the country
Cause: The trouble with the vhofo
situation is that many of the men who
make the laws arc not familiar with
the true inwardness of the relations
and dependence which the manufac
turing and business interests havo
upon the general railroad situation,
nor do they realize that in administer
ing their so-called discipline to t!ia
railroad companies that wc are the "ul
timate consumers" of that discipline.
Remedy: It is of tho grcatc-t-t im
portance that some decided action Le
taken by the Government at as early a
date as possible, as there will he no im
provement until this uncertainty has
been overcome.
January 22, 1910.
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