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' : THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE
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, , Entered as second-class matter at
, Falls City , Nebraska , lOst office , Janu-
/'ary 12 , 1904 , under the Act of Congress
< , of March 3 , 1879. :
' Published every Friday at Falls City ,
, " " Nebraska , by
The Tribune Publishing Company
One year . . _ _ _ . _ . . _ . . _ . _ . . . . . . _ . _ . $1,00
Three months _ _ _ _ _ _ uu.u _ _ _ _ _ .35
THE OLD SOLDIER.
"The old soldier grows tired as
the years increase , and he hears
only in dreams the rolls of drums
and noise of battle. He loves his
ease in the quiet afternoon and
feels , as he did once , how sweet
are the ministrations of sleep.
Death need not come tc seek him ,
for half way up the slope the vet-
eran is marching if not so gaily
as in the old days : , still resolutely
and bravely as becomes one who
is not afraid to meet whatever foe
may come. And 101 ! Death carries
neither lance nor spear , but only
the welcoming emblem of white ,
which is the sign of everlasting
truce. It must be sweet to know
that the battle is over forever. It
must be pleasant to sleep in the
mercy of Him who hath made it
the balm of hurt minds. ' 'fo ,
them the hour will come as the
repose that awaits the resurrec .
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1j j 1 tion --r- and the life. " -George Peck.
God doubtless could have cre-
atcd a more beautiful view than
that to be seen from the summit
of the vIo. Pac hill , but doubt-
less God never did.
Palls City has met every expectation -
pectation in caring for the con-
vention. The old town isn't so
slow when it gets started , the
only difficulty is 111 getting
Japan has demonstrated that
an absolute censorship is possible.
For six weeks not a word had
reached the newspaper world as
to the whereabouts of Admir
Togo's , fleet. Nothing so rigid
as the Japanese censorship has
ever been known before.
If it takes a democrat but two :
weeks to become a republican i
after being turned down for U.
S. District attorney by President
Cleveland how long did it take
a : Missouri democrat to become a
? republican after assuming complete - '
plete control of the Miles ranch ?
I6 Considering the fact that this
is the busy season of the year
and that there was so little for
the convention to do , the attend-
ance at the convention last Sat-
was truly remarkable. ' .rhe party
in the county had some " unfinished -
ished business , " and its repre-
sentations in convention ass em-
bled laid it aside for all time.
The city of Philadelphia has
been graft ridden for years.
Thousands and millions of do : -
lars have been stolen by dishonest
municipal officers. An attempt
has just been made to deprive the
city of eighty million dollars
through a graft gas franchise.
Great crowds of citizens have fol-
lowed their alderman about , some
with petitions and some with
ropes. Mayor Weaver , by a
courageous stand for honesty , has
brought the dishonest members
of the council to a point where
they were compelled to be honest
and the people again have triumphed -
umphed over greed and graft.
The need for a sane Fourth of
of July is just as apparent this
year as it was when the agitation
commemced several year ago.
The hideous explosion of a can-
non cracker is i not suited to a
civilized community. The toy
pistol is as deadly as the gun we
didn't know was loaded. Last
"Fourth" there were 4800 casual-
ties from crackers and toy pitols.
This year let's "cut them out" .
The council should prohibit the
sale of such dangerous nuisances
at the earliest possible moment.
Why can't Falls City make : up
and have an old fashioned cele-
bration on the Fourth ? Auburn ,
Humboldt , Hiawatha and other
neighboring towns are making
big preparations for the usual
celebration. If some energetic
man would take the matter up
we could give our friends a very ,
pleasant day. If it is not done , :
those living in this vicinity will
either go without the holiday or
be compelled to travel , a long
distance to enjoy 1t. \Vhat's the
matter with Falls City ?
The republican party in this
county is again united Faction-
alism should not again be permitted -
ed to creep in. Those who plan de-
feat for us and discord among us
are no longer recognized as a
potent influence for evil. A republican -
publican is one who votes and
works for the election of the republican -
publican ticket , and not one who
votes and works for its defeat.
Having patched up its differences
and agreed to let the dead past
bury its dead , the party faces the
future Nith hope and assurance ,
proud of its history , proud of its
accomplishments and certain of
All over this north land Lin-
coln's Gettysburg speech was
read last Tuesday. In the opin-
ion of the writer it is the greatest
oration in all time , and is second
only to the book of Job in the
literature of the world. What a
wonderful thing that this man ,
the ragged , lean , haggard son of
poor white trash , who did not at-
tend school to exceed six months
in his life , should have delivered
a speech that was not only the
hour and its emotions set to
words , but was well the
creation of a. new and incompar-
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I , Why Not Do Likewise I
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! The writer has In mind a certain lady , a farmers
tJ wife , who began saving money systematically , about . .
six or eight years ago. She managed to lay aside a few
dollars each month from the sale of her butter , eggs , rM
fA lard , poultry and garden truck and deposited it in this
bank. ' fl
'Vhen the sum reached $25,00 we issued , in her . .
namE one of our rIME CERTU'ICA'l'ES 01" DEPOSIT -
POSIT , drawing three per cent interest. At the end of rM
f ' six months , we gave her a new certificate for the " $25.00
, and interest , also her "savings" during that ttme. This
# if process was kept ] up until she now holds a certificate of
deposit from the
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FALLS CITY STATE BANK
for nearly $500 , drawing three per cent interest.
, It would have been quite easy for this lady to do
if what hundreds of people are doing today-spent all her
. . income-but she hath chosen that better part and saved
her money Why not do like wise ? A DOLLAR or even
FIFTY CEN'l'S "laid by" each week will soon mean a
1 < < few hundred doJtars. This bank welcomes small deposi-
PI- tors-money savers I
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able style. No rule of life known
to man can account for Abraham
Lincoln , we must content our-
selves with the statement , that
when the hour struck God sent
the man and his name was Lin- .
MARVELOUS MEMORY FEATS
Napoleon Able to Repeat Names of
Every Soldier in.Regiment-
: Bossuet's Gift ,
Both Napoleon I. and III. had I
extraordinary powers , of memorJ'
It is said of the first that he could
repeat the names of his fullest
regiment , haying heard the list
but once read. Later in life , dis
covering one of his old solJiers in
a certain stonecutter , he. was able
to tell at once the rank he held in
the army , the exact corps and regiment -
iment be belonged to , where Ill
had served and the individual
character he had borne for bray-
Seneca complained of old age
when he could not , as formerly ,
repeat 2,000 words in the order
in which they were 'ead. The Dru-
ids taught their whole circle of
sciences ; in 20,000 verses , which
students were culled upon to com- I
mit to memory , a task frequently :
taking 20 years ,
It is related of \Yiegis , a Gcr-
man violinist , that upon the dis
coyery tlfat the score of a certain
valuable opera hud been lost he
volunteered to write it from men
orJ' This he successfully did , to
the nicest details , and was paid a
handsome sum of , moneJ' Upon
many occasions \Yiegis accurately .
ly performed his part at the opera
when he was so intoxicated as to
make it ne'essary to provide him
with his instrument and adjust it '
to his hands. .
Racine could recite all the trag
edies of Euripedes Lord GI'au-
Yule repeated the New Testament ,
from beginning ; to cud , in the
original Greek , and Cooke , the
tragedian , is said to have commi
ted to memory nIl the contents of
a large daily newspaper
Straznikv was said to know the
name and place ; of every one of the . ,
00,000 volumes of the Astor li-
brary. The same was said of the
old librarian , Magliabechi , who ,
besides knowing the name of every
book of his vast ' could '
library , I'e-
pent the contents of a great num- , ' '
bel' of them , and could tell any in"r - . .
quirer not only what book num'j' : 'j'
. . . .
best satisfy his wishes but th ! > : : , " " . .j
chapter ! and page where , the ' de. ' , ; > f:1 : :
sIred data could be fOUld. ' ; Y. : ' _ ' t I ,
Mirandola would commit to .
memory the contents of a book " : ; : , : ' \
tJy reading it three times over and ' 'lo ! '
could frequently repeat the words . , ; iJA" ! "
hackward as well as forward. - ( 1 II I
Thomas Crammer is said to have J , : :
committed to memory in three . . ; ' '
months an entire translation of . . ,
the Bible , and Leibnitz , when au " I
old man , could recite the whole of ' :
Virgil word for word. f * i
Lastly , Bossuet could repeal ; -
not only the whole Bible , but all of ' -
Homer , Virgil and Horace , be-
sides many other works.
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Tom-The power . of the pen is I - ' : : t
reat , isn't it. ? I' s
Jel'rJ'-If it's a fountain pen it ian I
: an certainly produce a good deal .
if strong language when it refuses - i
fuses ! to o.-Detl'oit Free Presl.1
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