The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, December 09, 1904, Image 2

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Dalanclng Accounts.
Now what do I owe you , for nil ot thlll ?
For the "ummI1r' Joy by wood nod
cliff ;
For the woofl"n nook nod the IItoll'n kiAII :
For the frlgift and delight In the 8on-
Hung 8klft :
For the tlnKcr" . cool ) rind pink nod dim ,
Entwined with mlrw , and the hnllflY
lauKh ?
Come , what do J own you , oh , mnlden
trim ?
flirt remomher , or all ot It , you hal
Now what : do I ewe you , oh , mnlden
nWIol ! ,
Nor the moonlight wnlkR down the
"hllllrll bench 7
For the JOYII I knew on the driftwood
neat .
Whop we were nfnr and alone with
t 'hch7
Now what I f10 I awe for the look III your
Th nectar my Roul lenpoll out to
Come , whln for mo , dear , how tlw hnl-
iieH /
rlllCO I 1)11 ,
IJul , IlIInornhor , ot all ot It , you had
hnlt ,
Now , what do I awe you ? Take Into
acs ' ount
'fho IllfJnHuro It IIIVO mo In hf'hl " 'I
Up 10 the scarred old cliff , It \\1\8 ours to
11I1/1/111 :
'fho pllJtlHUr" JL gave mo to touch Iho
'Vhorc your own roil llpn touched the
drlllllillrllll. .
And 1,11 t 1111' , oh , tell mo , and do not
Inulh ,
Iror till Joy dint Hhnll IIIHt till IIto'H
1Ihl , jrrlWII 11111I.
Jlllt rOlllolllhcl' , lit nil it . yen tend hnlt.
- IIllIlHlolI I'U"t.
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A Deserted Adobe House
A TraDed , ollhtt Old Wild Dart of the West
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'l'ho room wits Hllllnro , Hmall , low
nUll dark , wIth walls or mud hrlclt'l
that were rUdely moulllod tote dried
In the lallt. 'rholuur / , too , was ! of
mUll , hut n hnrd i and an beautiful ns
' 1'ho'alls wore a foot thick and had
, OUCH heon roughly Illnslorol ! . Now the
most of the plastering lay In little
hoalHI upon the floor , and the creeping
thlllgH or the I\II1\JI'wO\II ( \ ! had burrow
oil 1\1\1\ \ \ dug In the grinning / black
In the Bust wall , 1111I10Ht to the cell \
fug and tally six foot from the floor ,
wait n little square \ \ WIlHlow whose
thlclmella 'IUllletl ' Its other dlnwn-
slops , and thl'ough which , In the mornIng -
lug , 1thin mr or sun8hlno slanted 1
across the room soul fell III a l.Ule i
square or warmth and brightness o en
the Uoor.
A short silence \ would bring a long ,
alontlnl' 117.111'11 from 1\ gopher hole In
the Wl\ll-CI\UtlOUB anti suspicious
alert I\t the least unusual sound
Spreading \ himself In the warmth of
itt t1i
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Crouched In the Sun.
the little square ho would luxurlnte
In this special providence or his , < dray
lug In and Inflating his sides with
monotonous regularity , his tour slim
haIHl-1t1o feet spread for 1swtCt
Ho , like the room , seemed oltl-oM (
as u dead century ; ho seemed , as ho 1
lay there In the sun , to impersonal
the general ago and loneliness a rid
i quietude ot the place.
In fine corner of the big room a lit-
Ue low fireplace seemingly ! too small
for any lug.lIlI1ato 11,0 , . , " c crwd Its
small , sooty mouth and drove down a
IIttlu fresh air for the close room.
Perhaps this was Its chief mission , for
certaInly the tiny , hIgh wIndow dId not
accomplish much In that line , and was
forever jealously looking down on the
dwarfed fireplace , refusing to give It
any sunshIne.
Close to the high , narrow door ,
which was ot rough hoards and opened
outwllrd , were the remalus ot some
old Mexlcnn household gods : n lop.
Hided clay olla for cooling water , parts
ot Homo broken mortars and a round
Jlcatle. They were worn smooth , and
trio beautiful bray granite was polish.
cd like marble
Across the center at the unfinIshed
coiling , whIch showed the rough , mIn.
stained shako roof above , stretched
II great heavy bears , out ot nil prey
portion with the low walls and tiny
s 'IUnrO of the room. It had served Ila
1\ Hart at storehouse : from It I still
s stretched In both directions , wires
upon ) which the jerked meats and thu
dozenth and dozens of chile peppers
were hung when cIII'ed. Ou eIther side
of the boars and near the walls were
great heaps of all hinds 1 1 or trash , car
ried and plied there for nests hy the
big California pack rats : while exactly '
In i the center was cut a great notch
stud around It was still tied Il foot or
two of dried , twisted old cow . htd °
rope , whIch always Hecl1led ( tryIng to
outreach the long ! cobwebs that It t
breathy of air from the little wIndow
now rind then put In mot/on. / But the
cobwebs sere many and long , nnd
they flung / their white arms around 1
the old rope and made It theIr own
Indeed they held almost everythIng
In I the room : the square , rough edge
of the old beam itself they rounded
IUIII .1tJrtellcd IUIII made beauttful. It
WItH III though they had attacked and 1
couquered ( this old fortl'csl
Now and again n little piece of ,
plastering , or Il hit or the dirt wall '
would loosen and fall to the floor :
the little lizard would not oven turn
his head , so familiar was the sound
The heaps or dirt were added to nnd
the walls were w ealcenecl l a little , and 1
thus gradually was comIng the end
In the dim light , the room's dimes '
slons grow indistinct : It lImeu'l I
and wrinkled and worn : the innni
mate conceptIon ot an old , old l\fexl- ,
cnn , crouched down , squatting In the
dark , waiting to pass out or existence
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'VIlCn I found old Juana crouched In
the sun lu front of her hut and showed 1
her the pictures I haul taken of the bltl 1
room , she threw UI\ her shinny old l
hands In horror. " \Iuther ; or God !
Is It not HO ! I sec It ! Eh , oh , I tea
It ! Twenty , thirty , /lftr / 'ears-how IT
long ? So the years ago , Bonita-little
Bonltn-tho bride-It was there she
went to live. Oh , the moons were fog
that Hhe lived there , IInll Recnl'llo , tai o
Dies ! It was there that they huh g
him-at night-to the great beam -
I\R ; you see It there In the coiling. Anl
BOllita on the cowhide bed , with the
little one , 1I0w.born , at her breast. Oh ,
I Imow-was I not there ? Was I not
mother to her and teach her what she
knew of the Amerlcanos-nll I Lear
nt the mission-till I know It nll-oh ,
all ? An' now , ns I lie-Is It { not so ? I
forget it all and bO back to tllY I'CO' '
pie , and ! follow the Bun allll grind the
melll III the rocks find ! tonch nil the little -
tIe ones-oh ? All the legends IHI
what the wild thlllgs say III the (
anons. : An' now I die ! Mother or
God , i die ! " She reeked to IUIII fro ,
throwing her skeleton arms and crooll-
tug over sonic } \rn. 'or. 1 touched her
/ gently to remind her that she had not
yet told me the story or Uecardo , the
horse thlor.
"Oh , the horses ? Well , It may bo
he stole the horses , so ho lI\'ed. 1'0
his hand ! thor lay , and he pluck ed
them as lie IInllot plucks from the
fig tree. Who shall say ? Who Imows
what the white men were doing wh'n
they leaped to their saddles ? Well , it
was this war : the men rode for Re-
carto--oh ! , clays and days , all the n ay
from San Diego-an' up the long
canon-thor know the trails well. An'
find him at the prl st's at Temecut lit ,
where-good Is GGd-l"n have absolu-
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tlon. Dies ! they think they have him !
lie slip through their fingers like that
-p-tl ! nn' Is gone. Then he rode an'
rode , an' reached home at night , nn'
found the little one. Oh , do I not
know the canons and trails where
they hIde ? An' so did ho. But mother -
er of God ! ho must see the little one :
he must raise Bonita up an' hold her
to him , an' forget the caution , : > , n' Bo-
nita she not know what ho go to San
Diego for , she 80 Innocent , They have
no mercy , none. May the good God
have no mercy , none , on them , never !
They slip up , nn' up , on hIm , nn' catch
Pt I
PtM j
t M / Il
tit /
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"They have no mercy , none I"
him with her In his arms-an' drag
him away , an' hold him to the light
where the greasewood roots burn In
the fireplace , to see If It's him. An'
Bonltll creep on her knees to them ,
an' beg an' promise-everything he
know , an' creep back nn' get the little I
one , all' lay It In front or them. They I
have no mercy , none , may the good
God forget them always ! An' sbo
rave an' tear her hair , but for what
did she trouble ? It Is ns I say , t.1oy
push her aside. She tile when hd die , ,
with her eyes turned up to where hlB i I
eyes turn down to her , an' the little '
one , It dies when she die. It Is the
will oC Goll. The graves , did you not
see the three graves under the bill
slope , one long In the center au' one
short , IIn' mother of God ! -one short
er on each sIde. No ? So they rest
Dies ! an' old Juana laid them for
burial. An' the prIest , ho come all the
way from Pal a to bless the ground
where they Inr But the house ? no ,
I leave It. As they leave It , 1 leave 1t .
Who knows ? Every year the birth
and hoes live In the fIg trees , an' the
deer come to the vineyards , au' the
quail nest under the pomegranates
Busta ! They rest-oh , these years !
an' old .Junna , who buried ( them , sill 1
creeps ! around the hut with the sun
It Is the will of God ! " -Loa Angelofl
Clean Clothes In Dattle.
Socrates loolt 11 bath before drink
lug [ lie ( hemlock , rind many brave mon
have insist od , on QroxHinL carefully on
the eve of oxecutlon. Science now
suggeHI ! lint ( In the ease of mntH- -
war crews It la dlstllll'l1y "udvllJl1hlo
that clean clothes should ho put on
just before going Into action " ' ,
. 'Cie °
reason lu , of COlII'IIO , that IlloclJlI of
soiled clothing carried Into WOIIIHIH
make them mare dungurolls. 'Th o
JapancHo flurgeon.ln.chl"f ( or 'rogo'll
fleet , whom wu are gnat in } ; , goes on
to any that "thoro are lII:1ny example
to show that a pocket notohoolt ,
knife , ote. , have saved men'l ! live
from shell frngmcntH. We have hnd '
a few examples In the present wa r .
I dare say hat ( II ) time every combatant -
batant on board warships In action
will wear sumo kind or protecting
mask and jncltots. "
Another hInt given by Dr Suzuki
Is that the wounded should he laid on
the firIng , not the sou . firing , side ot
the vessel , for It Is not the side exposed -
posed t61 the enemy which Is the
most dangerous , but the other , "t he
fragments ot bursting shells dispersIng -
lug In n radiatlttf manner-West-
mln"ter GIl7.ette.
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Hoof of the Horse
Horsemen differ greatly ns b the
treatment that should he given the
hoot of the horse. In some sections
or the country the popular prejudice
Is In favor or allowing the hoof to
grow out to a good length and size. i I I . ' '
The idea is to give the Impression that , v. . .
the horse has excellent feet , ns "no ! , ,
foot , no horse , " Is n common saying. ,
Dut one man asks If a big growth oC \
horn means necessarily a good foot. f .I
The toot Is not merely the horn. It :
consists also of bones , muscles and 11J
sinews. These must all be good to . , . ' "
make a good foot. Among veterinarians
Inarlans It is considered that a good
foot Is one that has all oC the things
mentioned In flrst.class quality , but
the horn is trimmed down to what
the hoof needs. The worl { horse
should ! have his hoofs trimmed down
to the point where every part or it
Is oC value In the support of the ani-
mal. There Is a difference between t
he horse that Is working ! every day
and the horse of the dealer that Is being . t
Ing put Into shape for selling at the F
best price. 'rhe wily dealer has dis'f
covered that If the toes of the horse ; -
are permitted to grow long the horse
will have more action when ho Is be-
Ing shown oft. The action will , of
course , be artificial and n fraud , but
the dealer does not care for that , If
he can get a few more dollars out of
the animal on account of It. Buyers of
horses should be on the lookout for
this. Long toes and good action go
together to some extent because when .
the toes are long the borne has to exert . :
ert more muscular power to get his ' ;
feet off the ground.
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A Definite Policy of Improvement. . ,
Owners or stock should have n defi-
rite policy of Improvement. The cost
of Improvement Is so slight , especially . ,
In the line of cattle , that It Is n won- . . . .
del' that any community should be I
satisfied to go ahead In the old wny. , \ . .
The prices for pure bred bulls are ab , 'II
surdly low , and hundreds-of the best ' J
or breeding have sold nt not much ,
above the $ HiO \ ' . ,
mark. When n good
pure.bred bull can be purchased at
such figures ] , Is there any reason why
the scrub bull should be kept in ex- ,
Istenco nt nil ?
Each community that has a definite ,
plan of Improvement can tape advantage - - ' 11 . ,
tnge of such opportunities. The rnls-
lug of $150 In n community 18 or no
consequence when the raising con-
corns Itn Investment that Is to return .
lo the makers a gOlden harvest Any ' \i I
definite plan of Improvement must be
based on the securing or pure.bred
sires and the continuing to use pure-
bred HlreH. That policy should not
atoll short of driving every scrub bull f'
out ot the neIghborhood If It Is possi- , '
1110 to do so.
Winter Fee ; of the Colt. 4
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growing coil CUll take a great
don ] of feed III the winter If ho has
uxorclao. There Is no clangor oC get-
ling hIm too fat under It proper sys-
few of feeding . 'rho owner desires that
lie ( colt increase the amount of bone
and muscle as fast I1S ho can 1'0 do ' .
this ho must cat much more than they
horse that has obtained his growth. It . .
Is frequently remarked , "That colt j
oats more than a tull.grown horse. ! " { I
' 1 ' hnt Is natural , and &s It should Ue . . . . .
The chief grain feed should bo oats , _ _ _ . - _ '
and eat times some bran and olhneal : :
may be mixed In. One or the best'i' :
rough feeds for the colt Is clover hay : ;
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This In the past has not been regard- . t _
ed ot much value for this purpose , but , - " ' ' :
we are now finding out that It Is one . .5" .
or the best possible rations . . -4
In Omaha drivers ot milk wagons.
and employes about the places where
smilk Is sold or handled have to have
l1cen8es from the Board or Health of ' "
Omah& . - J J" 1"
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