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About The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191? | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1904)
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Our GrowIng Family.
"By crhnlnyl" ! says Uncle Slim , "and how
Is that fer high ?
Ifhcy , may ho other pllrentll , hill thero's
none morn Ilroud thlln J.
My nI1lItY'H IlIcrclIsln' 80 I can'l leeep
As J call CnlJlt It'8 grown about n million
souls a ) ' 0111' .
"Now , tnlle about 'XllI\lIfllon. 'rhere Is
none hut will ngree
Hero'H II lIaturnl cXllan/llon that Is good
enough for me ,
And thor's room for nil my fledglings to
glt big In 110 Il'lI clear
That I won't Ito overcrowded by my mil-
lion souls year.
"Iror Ionic III nil the vast expanse or
playgrounds that l'vo got :
Hills IrlHl valleYlI , prams IInll mountains ,
where 111) lehlH may romp tool trot.
Arid lands they can develop , forests they
call plant nod clear :
Yen , I toclcon ther'R nnJlIIII'mont for my
million souls a ) 'cnl' ,
"I.lfo blond or n hundred races In the
htSttncing million nOW8-
18 ther' one of 'cm to shame me fer his
kindred I nH ho grow ?
Yes , J know that growing families Is dlC-
I1cult to rear ,
But I'IlI gilld to tlllle my chancel : ! on my
million Houlll a yenr.
"Tht'r' may lJO wars In future-though
1"01 "rn'ln' hard fl'r pl'aco :
Bul come what comer , I wOl1'l forget the
bteJ'Ilnl ' of l11crl'l1l'o :
Tttty our honor know no blemhh nnd our
Jag receive 110 Rmcar
Io"rolu the strong who lend the weaker oC
my million souls a year. ; ! "
-Wnllnr. u ! Il'\vln
Between the LInes at Kenesaw
"Chnrglllg nn enemy In fortifica-
tions , " said Llout John McGinnIs of
the IIgtity-sixth Illinois "Is uphill )
busIness. Whenever I thInk of the
.Tapa going \III those fortified hills
north or Port Arthur I am remhlllell
or our own experience ) at KenClmw. On
the morning of June 27 , 18j4 ( , our
reglmont was ordered to leave In
camp all Cllln11 equipage and to march . .
with rations , full canteens , and
bhmltOt.s. I WIIA then a sergeant In
K "Rlxth Illinois \ and
Company , Eighty-sixth ,
I remember well the talk of the men
RR wo moved } forwarl1
"Aftor a long march the regiment
was halted and the captains went forward -
ward to receive their Instt'uctlons
Each captaIn returned to his company )
with ostlers to charge the rcael works ,
go Into them , and hold them. We
moved forward unlll wo could see the
rebel works , and there the brigade
was formed for the chargo. 'Ve waited .
cll some time for the Hlgnlll gun , and
when It was fired went forward with
bayonets fixed , In good order : , and
"After wo Cl'OfNetl James D. Mol"
con'a works and Noycs creek we
started at a double qulcle In spite
or a galling fire , wo kept ) going anti
ware In pretty good order as wo near-
oIl the rebel line. Glu1fetter : and Lair
or our company had outrun the rest oC
\lB , and were within a few feet of the
works , when the robs lot loose a vol.
loy : , right In our faces. LaIr and Glad-
fetter dropped to the ground unhurt ,
and the blue smoke from the rebel
guns enveloped us
" 'We tell back n few steps and lay
down : antI each mon acted as his own
commal1ller. Lying tint on the ground : ,
wo were partially shielded from the
rebel fire The enemy's works were
ten feet high , and to shoot utIS the
men had to raise their heads above
their works. All our boys were quick
to take In the sItuation , and hy pour-
Ing a rain of bullets into the head
logs opposite \IS kept rebel heads
0.1' I..wmmded , however , lay between -
h'eon the lines In danger of being
shot by both sides Just as I realized
this Coburn called to'me : 'John , Anly
Keller Is out there , and he Is calling ;
you. ' LeavIng my gun , I crept out
to Keller and lay down beside him. I
Ho saId he was badly : hurt , and os he II
could not move , he feared mortally. .
Ho asked mo not to let him fall Into
the hands ot the rebels , nUll to be. .
aura and Wl'tO ! his mother that 110 tell
at the front , doing hag duty , 1 called (
QQtrn \ snd \ his brother DlUy , I\I1I I thay
crawled out to us. 'Vo three , huggIng
the ground nIl the lime , placed a
hlanlcct on the ground , rolod the help-
less Keller on It , and then , the two
Cohurns taking him hy the feet and
I holding the blanket about his head ,
wo dragged him down to the com
"Stretch bearers carried Keller to
time rear and ho died in the hospital
and Iii buried In Chattanooga come-
tory. Julius Bridegroom , a recruit who
had been with us only two days
caught three bullets that day , one
through the shoulder and two through
the arms. He recovered and is now
president or a hank In Boston , Kan
As ho went back that day I thought
he wouldn't live an hour , and here he
Is , forty years later , with children and
grandchildren , happy and prosperous.
Many a poor fellow wounded In the
charge , died between the lines. 'Ve ,
who held the advance line , stayed I
there until the morning oC July 3 , or
until the rebels left their works , not
more than elghty.fivo feet away.- "
Chicago Inter Ocean.
More Medal of Honor Men.
Privates Joseph E. Brandle , Seventeenth .
teenth Michigan infantry while color .
bearer of his regiment , "hnvlng been
twice wounded and the sight of one :
eye destroyed still held to the colors
until ordered to the rear by his coni
mander " . .
Jonathan C. Kirk , Twentieth Indiana -
ana infantry , at North Anna River ,
VIin 18134 , "volunteerod for dangerous -
ous service , and , slnglehanllell , cap-
turel1 thIrteen armed Confederate Rol-
Hers and marched them to the rear. "
DurIng one of the Indiana cam-
paigns in 187.1 , Corporal Edward C.
ShnrJless , Sixth cavalry , "while carrying -
rying dispatches , was attacleoll hy 125
hostile Indians whom he ( and a com-
mile ) fought throughout the dny. "
Medals of honor were bestowed up-
on those men.
Gen. Adalhert Ames received a medal -
al for gallantry while n Lleutennnt of
the Fifth nrtlllery at the battle or
Hull run The record says : "He remained -
maIned upon the field In command of
a section of Griffin's battery , direct-
1w Its fire , after being severely
wounded , and refusing to leave the
fielll until too weak to sit upon the
caisson where he hall been placed by
the men of his command. "
Samuel E Eddy , a private In Com-
ltny ( D , Thlrt ' -Rcventh Massachusetts
infantry , received a medal for having
saved the life of the adjutant of his
regiment by voluntarily going beyond
the lIne and there killing one or Ute
enemy then in the act of firing upon
the wounded officer. The record says
that Eddy "was assailed by so"kral
of the enemy , run through the holly
with . a bayonet and pinned to the
ground , hut while so situated ho shot
und killed his assailant. "
Custis Lee Makes Correction.
Moved by fanciful stories that lately .
ly have been published , Gen. Custis
Leo has addressed a Jotter to the
Confederate Memorial Literary So-
ciety at Richmond , Va" , saying that
to the best or his knowledge and bo-
Jlof all the swords that his father ,
Gon. Robert E. Lee , ever possessed
remain In thu possession : cf the sur-
viving members or his fa 111 11) ' . Ho
also recalls that the oft-repeatod
story , "unobjectlonablo if true , " of
the tender and return of Gen Lee's
award at Appomattox Is emphatically
denied by Gen. Grant In his momoirs.
Some People Knew.
Frank Bell , who presides at Lltcke's
tells a conversation which occurred
between him and a confederate pris-
oner at Normandy Tenn :
"Are you going to take the oath , "
"No , I'll rot In prison first. "
"What are you fighting for , any-
how ? "
"Our rIghts. . "
"What In thunder are your rights 1"
"Well , er-hem , " hesitating and attempting -
tempting to clear : his thront. "VII I
can't exactly telll Yank , the fRat Ss ,
I-gr-tton't ' quite know but tlt@l' I"
thorn that , " ( ) .III" " . l.'gaton ' Post t ,
DId you tackle that trouble that came ,
with n resolute heart and cheerful ,
Or hIde your face from the light "C day
% 'Ilh a craven soul and fearful ?
Oh , a trouble Is n. ton , or II trouble Is an
01' n trouble Is what you matte It :
And It hm'l the fact that 'ou're hurt that
counts , .
But onl-how did you take It ?
You arc beaten to earth ? Well well ,
what's that ?
Come u" with u smlllnJ face ,
It's nothing ngalnst you ; ! to fall down fiat ,
But to lie lhcre-lhat's dIsgrace
The harder you're thrown , why , the hlgh-
\:1' you bounce :
De proud of your blackened eye !
It 1m't : : the fact that 'ou're licked that
counts : . -
} t's how did you fluhl-and why ?
And though you be done to the death
what then ?
1C you ; ! battled the best you could
If you played your part In the world oC
\Vhy. The Critic will call It Hood
Death comes with trawl , or comes wIth
II pounce :
And whether he'R slow or spr ; . ' .
It Isn't the fact that 'oll're dead that
But onl-how dill you die ?
-Edmund Vance Cooke.
Level Made In a Bottle.
A level Is an instrument used In
leveling things : or , rather , In deter-
minIng whether they are level or nol.
A carpenter's level is a straight
wooden ruler , to which is attached a
short and slightly curved glass tube ,
wIth Its convex , or bulging , side up
'l'hls tube Is nearly filled with alcohol ,
and hence the Instrument Is commonly -
ly called a spirit Jevel.
The part of the tube which Is not
occupied by the alcohol Is filled by
a large bubble of air , which , of course ,
rises to the highest part of the curved
tube. When the ruler is level , or horizontal -
1.0ntal. the middle of the tube Is in its
highest part , and there the bubble
stands : but when the ruler Is Inclined -
ed the bubble moves toward Its higher -
There are other kinds or levels.
But the water level that we ore
goIng to make Is much slmpJer.
Thrust n long pin through a fiat
cork , attach a short thread to the
head of the pin , and , with the aid of
a stick , fasten time other end or the
thread with wax to the bottom of a
wide-mouthed bottle , on the Inside.
Pour In water until the thread'
Water Level at Work.
stretched tight by the floating cork
Close the mouth of the bottle with a
well lUting cork , and through this
thrust 1\ long hatpin and push it down
until its point nearly tnU4ho" the
point of the pin below ,
Now set the bottle on a surface
which you know to he exactly level ' ) , .
and , If necessary , adjust time cork In
the neck so tlmat one pin point Is ex-
aclly over the othor. Then fasten the
cork securely In this position with -
Now , If the bottle Is placed on a . ,
table , one point will stand over the . . ' .
other If the table is level , but not . \ ,
It Is Inc1lnell. By raising It on one 1 "
side or another until one point ) Is over ° .
time other you : can make it level and . a' ; '
bo sure that it is level In all dlrec-
tlons. You can test any other surface
In the same way. .
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A SurprIse In Marbles.
This Ingenious little trick may be J
done with n number oC marbles of the , . , ' .
same size. , ; ,1
Place several books upon n table -
t d H
Marbles Ready for the Trials.
so that they form the angle with It f'l
shown in the drawIng Lay a dozen ' )
marbles In line In the angle , each '
touching the other , and ask some one t ,
to hold a hat at the edge of the table
where the row oC books terminates.
Now tell the onlookers that you
are able to detach any number or the
marbles they may name from the lot i
and drop them In the hat without
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touching a single marble of the group. '
After they have puzzled over the ques- '
tlon for n second , of course 'some one :
will give you a .
Say the given number Is four. Ex- \
tract from your pocket four marbles ,
the same size as the others. Lay them
In line at about six inches from the
group of twelve. Then AucJdenly roil
them along the angle until they strike
the first group. The spectators will
be astonished to see four marbles fly
off the end of the largo group and
drop Into the hat.
. They will probably test this trick ,
! several times by calling out different
numbers , hut for every number called
I use the same number of extra mar-
bles to roll with , and the trick will
succeed every time. The same result
can bo obtained by using billiard \
balls or any spherical objects all or a : 0
the same sizo.
. Home-Made Motor.
This motor goes very well if . you :
have the magnet strong enough. , You
can either use wet or dry batteries.
The wheel . C can be either quite
heavy or Hght.
The driving rod F is to Le or two
o . . . . . 6.II\IIIC . . . Nr .
I. .PlU. "
- " " 'IIUTT"
i100,1 ) .
-tttno'flA"- . , ,
- .IIWUllllt . . . . . , j ;
pieces so that the wheel will turn
easllr. You can use No 24 or 30 wire
for the magnet. The rod that the
armature Is on Is to be of brass , the
size to bo determIned by the magnet.
You can either make n wheel or get
It anywhere at hardware store.
Did He ThInk They Were Cats ? .
"You otrce holders , " sneered the :
man who was vainly trying to bo one ,
"don't die do ' ? " ,
very often you
"No " " t'oplhid the man who warn
one , IUi hI ; ) nnlled bin ' I 1nJ.r , "onl ,
onQo-S\rAf StvrioN ,
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