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THE PALLS CIT > ' TRIBUNH , PR1DAY , FEBRUARY 21. 1908.
HAVE RIGHT OF WAY
WASHINGTON OFFICIALS ABOVE
Elcvators In Public Buildings Run
Mainly for Their Convenience
Amusing Point In Contest for
Senate Reading Clerk.
"There are many wrinkles In offi
cial life In Washington which afford
those who are acquainted with them a
certain amount of amusement , " said
n local newspaper correspondent ,
"and ono of the funniest , from the
standpoint of those not interested di
rectly , has been the contest for the
selection of the reading clerk to the
"That the official whose duty It is
to decide the question ns to the for
tunate man who would pull down the
plum , after listening to Uio varying
voices of the 80 contestants , was
obliged to take a rest for a few days
to recover his normal condition can
bo readily understood by all who are
familiar with such things at the
"But that ho should have found
three members of the nation's high
est law-making body who were re
quested to act as a committee to de
termine the merits of the respective
contestants , who had not made a rec
ommendation for the vacancy in ques
tion , is ns astonishing as it is un-
nsual in that not n single senator
could bo found who had not made a
"As a rule , when a vacancy oc
curs at either end of the capltol , the
difficulty senators and representatives
have Is in deciding which ono of the
dozens of applicants shall bo shown
the preference of a recommendation.
This selecting committee of throe
will go down in capltol history as
"Official authority in the depart
ments is thrust upon ono at every
anglo of the corridors and rooms of
theeo big buildings and forms bar
riers over which both the Initiated
and the unwary stumble , but it Is sel
dom that it penetrates into the ele
"I happened In ono of the elevators
of ono of the larger department build
ings the other day. It was at an
hour when the car was crowded with
clerks going to work. After the door
had been shut and the car had ascend
ed almost to the first floor there
came a violent ring at the bell and
the conductor , reversing the lover ,
dropped back like a shot to the ground
floor , took In another passenger and
jumped the car to the fifth floor ,
whore the late comer alighted. Then
the car slowly descended , floor by
floor , to permit the wrathful clerks
to get out.
"The hurry-up passenger happened
to bo one of a half-dozen or so bu
reau oiilcors , whose official authority
gives them the right to make a
runaway trip with any elevator they
happen to strike , irrespective of
the conidor destinations of the
rest of the passengers , but the scene
and sensations of being whisked past
your floor , despite your calls to the
elevator man , were more aggravating
than amusing. Some bureau oHlcord ,
however , show the other passengers
in a car the courtesy of allowing it
to stop from floor to floor ; others
Sennte "Barkers. "
Guides who pilot strangers through
the capltol have discovered a seat
strip In the senate which they feature
with all the melliferous eloquence ol
a midway or pike "barker. "
"Tho first seat on the minority
Hide , " they declare with a flourish
\ - "is that of Senator Jeff Davis , whc
broke all precedents by making r
speech in the beginning of his term
saying ho would not feed from the
hands of n corporation. In the nexi
scat you will observe 'fiddling Hob
Taylor , whose tuneful alls carrlot
him to fame and high office. In tlu
next seat will be found William James
Dryan , the youngest member the sen
ate has ever had ; and next to him yet
will recognize the oldest senator , Wll
11am Plnckney White of Maryland
Immediately In the next cage , as 1' '
wore , you will observe Senator Dank
head of Alabama , who ran for th <
house , but , strangely enough , dofeatei
for that office , found himself shuntot
Into the senate by appointment ns tlu
result of the unexpected death o
Senator Morgan. Immediately beyond
yond him you will see Senator Gen
of Oklahoma , the only blind sennto
the country has known , and last , bu
not least , you will note Senator Owen
who has Indian blood in his veins. ' '
Turkish Minister's Daughter.
Miss Shorife Mehmea-All , daugb
ter of the new Turkish minister ti
the United States , is interpreter fo
her father. Miss Sherife in nlm
years old and the only member of lie
family who speaks English fluently
The minister speaks the languag
only a little , but his bright littl
daughter is as proficient as a nativ
born. She Is pretty , with a room
cherub face , black hair that hangs ii
a long braid , big eyes and a perfcc
complexion. She learned English i :
the high schools at Constantinople.
Presidential Bon Mot.
A Alttlclarn was attributed th
rf'nr day in Washington to toe pres
lcnf A young man , tbe story goei
> ' "Tn , a call at the White Hous
to1' ! the president that bo had bee
r 71' i a year before and was a
r \j \ the father of a boy. ' I coi
rra'u' to > you , " tald UKicstdtnt ]
vrEirp you flnil It plf santcr t
be a loving giro than a sighing lover.
HAD NO TIME FOR SENTIMENT.
Secretary Morton Smashed Lifetime
Dream of Old Sailor.
In an article on Paul Morton , late
secretary of the navy , the New York
Evening Post says ;
"When , on ono occasion , a navy de
partment clerk brought him the gront
official parchment commission of n
newly promoted roar admiral for his
signature he signed it , after reading it ,
as he would any document before
| signing , and noting the clerk still pres
ent with the document , Inquired what
i he wanted and was told :
) " 'Admiral Hlank would vary much
like to receive his new commission
from the hands of the secretary of the
navy personally. '
" 'Whore Is ho ? ' asked the secretary.
" 'Admlial lllank is upstairs , in his
office , sir. '
" 'Ask him to como hero , ' was the
command , and In a few moments the
grizzled veteran presented himself to
the secretary of the navy.
"Evidently , the olllcor was filled
with sentimental emotion on this
event the climax of his naval career.
From boyhood he had lived for this
moment , his long terms of sea duty ,
the monotony of shore service , the
anxieties of war , the arrogance of su
perior officers , the whole chapter of
the rigors , the self-denial and self-
discipline , was to bo crowned with the
evidence of honor which his country
bestows upon faithful naval officers.
Ho looked his expectation of words
of praise , as If in lonely watches ho
had dreamed of the eloquent sentences
which would become the psalm of his
"Tho secretary of the navy stood
up , handed the open parchment to the
speechless rear admiral , and said only
" 'Admiral Blank , hero's your com
"Then ho sat down to his desk and
wont on with his work , unconscious
of having smashed a lifetime's dream. "
NOT GIVEN TO THE WORLD.
Senator's Mischief Making Confined to
HlB Own Knowledge.
A senator who went to Washington
recently was met by a friend , who cor
dially greeted him , and , knowing his
predilection for quiet sport , said :
"Well , I hope you have been keeping
out of mischief. "
"That reminds mo of n story , " was the
response. "Out in my state there was
a member of the legislature who never
had been kriown to make n speech.
Ho was a farmer and had been elected
against his will. In company with mo ,
ho attended a cross-roads meeting and
the crowd yelled that they wanted to
hear from him. He shambled to the
front of the platform , throw back his
coat , and rested his hand on his hip.
" 'I want you people to know at the
outset , " he declared , 'that I am a good
"There was a htorm of laughter at
what was believed to be a humorous
sally. The old man , however , was In
dead earnest In his protestation of
purity. The laughter of the crowd an-
" 'And T want yon to know , more
over , ' ho shouted , 'that I am a d
bad man , and I've got guns here to
prove it. But , I know you are a bunch ol
coyotes and I'll keep my guns In my
"So , " the senator concluded , "I am n
good man and I am a bad man. I3ul
I'll keep my evil ways to myself. "
Statue of Marble or Bronze ?
There IB a division of opinion In the
Indiana commission which has been
named to make ai rangomcnt for the
placing of a statue of Gon. Low Wai
lace in the statuary hall of the cap
itol in Washington. Some of the
members want the memorial to be ol
bronze , while the others want It tc
be of marble. It Is said that there
is no agreement on the matter ir
There are only a few statues ol
bronze in Memorial hall , and those
that are there , to some eyes at least
have not the beauty of the stntues Ii.
marble. It may bo that this Is alto
gether a matter of workmanship rather
or than of material , but the marbk
memorials have a holding beauty thai
the others seem to lack.
An officer of Wallace's old com
mand , Capt. McGrcw , who is a mem
her of the commission , declares thn
ho never will consent to a bronzi
statue of the soldior-wrltor. It maj
bo th.it the matter will have to b <
settled by the legislature of Indiana
but If the legislators were to go U
Washington and look over the memo
rials already there the chances an
whether they know anything of ar
or not they will decide in favor o
Make Trouble for Reporters.
There Is always great e
among the official reporters of thi
house when Representative Llttlefloli
begins a speech. The men who di
the shorthand work of congress an
regarded as tbe most expert report
era in the country , but It is with fea
and trembling that they approacl
their task when "the gentleman fron
Maine" is recognized by the speal
or. Llttleneld talks like the prove ! t
Ul blue streak. He seems never t
tire or to pause for breath. If b
did not enunciate well it would be a :
most Impossible for the reporters t
catch his utterances. As It Is the ;
managu , by a special effort , to kee ;
pace with him , but they are alway
glad when he has finished. Senate
Money of Mississippi gives the senat
reporters much trouble He is no
( n'y ' a fat talker , but has a wend
ful vocabulary His iaji'1 fiio t
" orjs , ' , a lo\ % t ' . < iMi , ,
the r > . ' f > > . t ) > . < i n.
Uy Elizabeth Bobbins
( Copy light. )
The shadow of the loaves of an
tioo branch qulvorod on the
white inuBllu curtnlns of Mlsa 1'hooho
Porclval'a chnmbcr window ns tlipy
j were stirred by the light morning
The sun jnst rising Illled the room
vlth a yellow glow. Oullnnrlly this
vas the signal for the rising of
Miocbo , hut this morning she Iny and
vatchetl the shadows. She had awak
ened with a heavy feeling of de
"I declare for It ! " the oxclalmcd to
lorself , "I've a good mind not to got
in at all. 1 ain't of any nso In the
vorld an old maid , living hero alono.
Soonis as If everybody else had some-
> ody to do for parents or huslmnd
or children or relations of some kind
at any rate , somebody they're neces
sary to and who'd miss 'em If they
should die. Hut mo ! I don't suppose
any living being would shed a tear
f 1 should die this minute. I shouldn't
)0 missed any moie'n one of the rocks
over in the pasture "
Phoebe stopped short In her mono-
oguo to listen. A faint "meaow"
came from somewhere below.
"Coming , kittle , " called Phoebe ,
and was out of bed before the words
were out of her mouth.
It took her but a few minutes to
dress , and then she tripped down
stairs , for Phoebe was quick-motioned
f she was -10.
She let the cat In , stooping to take
ilm In her arms for a moment and
iet and talk to him. "You've hade
o wait so long , Pcterkln , I think I
will give you an extra good breakfast , "
she said. The cat rubbed against her
and showed his affection In all the
ways possible to a cat , and Ny.hen the
saucer of food was set before him ,
purred loudly as ho ato.
Phoebe had hardly cleared away her
jreakfast and made her three small
looms tidy , when there was the sound
of children's voices and a knock or
the front door.
"Oh , Miss Percival , will you please
glvo us some flowers for the teacher ? '
spoke up ono of the chlldrou oagerlj
when she appeared.
"Bless your hearts , yes ! " .was th (
hearty reap9nse. There was a snip
snipping of Phoebe's scissors , ant
when the troop passed out of the
yard with happy faces , each child lint
a fragrant little bouquet , and there
was a chorus of "Thank you , Mian Per
"Precious few left , " laughed Phoebi
to herself. "Hut they'll blossom ill
the more for being picked , and wha
would bo the use of having flowers , 1
nobody wanted 'cm ? '
She was now ready for the dny'i
work , which was to mnko a Jacke
and two pairs of knickerbockers fo
little Freddie Wcstnll , fioin two oh
pairs of his papa's trousers , which hi
mamma had ripped and pressed.
"I think I'll inako the seats am
elbows double , seeing there's clotl
enough , " soliloquized Phcobc. "Fred
die is so hard on his clothes and pee
Mrs. Westall has so much to do , am
then when they do come to holes tin
patches'll bo right there all ready ti
hem down to. "
The groceryman came as Phoob
finished cutting the jacket. Ho wa
a fresh , attractive-looking young man
and generally inclined to bo sociable
but this morning ho waa very glim
and said never a word as' ho wrot
down Phoebe's order.
"Why , what have yon done to you
wrist ? " ahe exclaimed suddenly.
"Cut it on Uadger's old keroson
can , I guess. The dickens ! I didn'
know it was bleeding like that o ;
your clean floor , too ! '
"Wait a minute and let me do I
u for you. "Never mind the floor.
"Oh , jt' no matter. I can put m
handkerchief about it. "
But Phoebe Insisted , and after wast
ing the wounded wrist , wound it wit :
soft white cloth. The young ma
looked down at her in silence till sh
began to fasten tbe end of the bai
dago , when he spoke abiuitly :
"Say , Miss Pert-ival ! Suppose you'
been going with a girl bU.ajy for'moi
two years , and all at once she lei
you in tbe lurch some Sunday nigh
and went borne from evening meetiu
with another fellow ! Shouldn't yo
think yourself justified in never bai
Ing anything more to say to her ? "
"Why , I don't know , " -said Phot > lx
"Sho mav lii\i- : done it ju t to t ( as-
nnt mwuiip ' < ir tli.mc V > , I Jon' '
thick I'd In i ik .ir i T i , T , f ;
Ilttlr thln nl ( '
"On , but there wasn't nny ongag -
niont qt least , nothing had over boon
" \Voll , " mild Phoebe , as nho took
several unnecessary stitches , "If I
had been going with a girl two yearn
and iiover mentioned anything about
boliiR ongngiul , I should oxpfct her to
think my attentions didn't nidnn any
thing and she wns fioo to go homo
with anybody she llkod. Shouldn't
you ? "
The young man blushed. " 1
ftucss I've boon something of u fool ,
Miss Poiclval , " ho said , with an em
barrassed laugh. " 1'vo been expectIng -
Ing folks to bo mlnd-ieadors. Thank
you for doing up my wrist. "
Phoebe watched him as ho wont
down the path. "I knew Nolllo was
fooling bad about somotblng the last
time she was hero , " she mused ; "but
1 had other company and so she didn't
say anything. It's queer what trllles
will conio between two people who
really think the world of each other , "
and Phoebe sighed as she recalled the
ono romance of her own life.
The cutting out of Freddie Westall's
clothes was done , and Phoebe was at
her stitching machine , when Mrs.
Galnes , her next neighbor , burst In at
the door and sank Into a chair. "Do
you know how to put in a steve lin
ing ? " she asked , breathlessly. "John
took mine out and then was called
away and won't bo homo till noon ;
and just l.eforo ho went ho remem
bered to give mo a letter ho took out
of the post olllco a week ago and It's
from my sister , and she's coming hero
to-day on the half-past ton train , and
going off In the afternoon on her way
homo from the mountains , and her
son and his wlfo are with her and
1'vo been canning tomatoes all the
week and lot everything else go and
1'vo boon woiklng cvory-wlnute since
I got the letter cleaning things up , and
forgot all about the stove "
"I'll go right back with you. "
Phoebe said promptly , and the two
loft the houho together.
Phoebe was possessed of "gump
tion , " and the stove lining was put In
as quickly and as well as John could
have done it.
"Now , Laura , " she commanded , "you
just run and change your dress and
get ready for your company 'tis 'most
II o'clock and leave the dinner to
mo. I'll have It all on the table by
12 , and run over afterward and wash
up the dishes. "
"Oh , It Is too much "
"No , It Isn't ! " Phoebe interrupted
hor. "What are neighbors for If not
to bo neighborly ? "
So with a deep breath of relief Mrs.
Galnes obeyed , and Phoebe set to
work on the dinner.
Everything went off well , and at
half-past one the dishes were washed
I mid put away , and Phoebe was back
at her machine.
Her next caller was a deaf old man ,
who came limping In with a cane. IIo
sat down ullh u sigh In the easy chair
' Phoebe pulled up for him , and seemed
to bo very low spirited. Hut Phoebe
i asked him about his rheumatism and
talked politics at the top of her voice ,
I and laughed at his feeble jokes , and
brought out a big peach , the only ono
berne on her ono little poach tree that
year , and cut It up for him with a
sprinkling of sugar , so that when ho
went away ho was wonderfully choor-
fill and stopped quite briskly.
"I don't suppose his folks have much
patience with him , " thought Phoebo.
"He must bo kind o' wearing ; but lu
can't help It , poor soul. "
Just before supper , Mrs. Galnes ran
over for a mlnnto to tell Phoebe how
grateful she was. "My company had
to go away at three o'clock , " she said ,
"and if it hadn't been for you I
should have had to stay in the kitch
en most of the time and hardly soon
my sister at all. "
Phoebe hurried her sewing after
supper , HO that by half-past eight she
was on her way down the road with
Freddie Wastall's completed garments
over her arm.
Mrs. Wostall gave a relieved sigh
at Bight of hor. "I'm BO glad they're
finished , " she exclaimed. 'Somo of
the other children dared Fioddlo to go
throtiBli a thicket of horse-briers and
blackberry vines this aftoinoon down
in the pasture , and his only pair of
knlckeibockors was torn to tatters.
You couldn't stay and spend the even
ing , could yon ? " eho asked wistfully as
Phoebe rose to go. "I can't blame
folks for not coming to see mo , when
I never get to sco them ; but I do got
HO lonesome and my husband is away
this evening , too. "
"Why , I'll bo glad to , " assorted
Phoebe , and the two sat and rocked
and chatted till Mr. Westall came
home at ten o'clock.
After Phoebe was homo again and
had locked up for the night , thort
came a quick knock at the door.
"Somebody must have been taken
suddenly sick and sent for mo , " she
thought as she drew the holt am !
opened the door.
"Good evening , Miss Percival , " salt
a voice which site instantly recognized
as that of the groceryman.
"I was going by home , " the yount
man said , "and saw your light wju
burning , so I thought I'd stop and to !
you that 1 acted On the hint you gave
me this morning , and everything If
all right. Nellie has said she'll marrj
me. We thought we'd like you to know
about it first. "
"Well , I am glad ! " thought Phoebe
as she fastened the door again one
went upstairs. "He's a likely fellow
and she's a good girl. They'll nevoi
. be sorry , either of 'em. "
When Phoebe had put out her llghl
she lay for awhile watchiug the leaf )
shadeyg on her eurtalna , cast ( hit
tlroe by the newly-risen moon
Th' iJ i o.id u * of th" inmnln'
v 1 i i i j i f tn in ! , i 1 - > ] jni
" i , r 1 fi j-
Crown and Bridge
for the rcllneil ami dainty woman isgOCQ
what she demands now. Americans are
up-to-date on dentistry , ami arc not satis-
( led with anything lint the acme of per
fection in dental work , and they know
they will get it when they come to
J. C. YUTZY
Fails City , Nebraska
AH Popular Brands of Wet Goods
with an experienced mixer .at your
service. Foreign and Domestic Cigars.
L. E. LEEDj PROPRIETOR
FALLS CITY o&K-e NEBRASKA
HECK'S FEED STORE
W When in need of Coal or Wood and you have no C
time to call and sec me , ring1 up phone 101 and let me
tell 3-on wlmt I have , let me try and please you.
O Try my Illinois Nut coal and make your wife hap- o
I give yon a sack of salt with every suck of Flour ,
o give me your next order. I have plenty of Oil Meal ,
Meat Mciil , Poultry Shells , Rock Salt , Michigan
barrel suit , bailed liny and straw , corn and oats. I
will buy your hides , pop corn , poultry , butter and
eggs. Come .iml t > cc me. O. P. HECK-
FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA
CURED WITHOUT KNIFE
Flotilla FibHMrc' , lllH liiiK. Itclilntr , Ulcornllou , NO MONEY
CoiiBtlimtinn tunl nil 1'cclnl DlMinMii a Hpccliilly.
THE GERMAN SPECIALISTS 'Til
IU.lrimilHay ! ! Council MntlN , Iowa 1 1JL/
IN ONE THCATMUNT
iv tint ! : it < > hl mill most H'lmilific ineth
Sin ItijcrtioiiH of ptilhciii ! IKI JOHN of tiliu * no
iit.il : no p un ; mi knife ; nu InihH.
Our patients aficr tnklnu iroiitiiuuit , him * HIIC-
'l < r.Hfllh | pllXH.ll tlmillosl \'MMUH | trUlll , ' tOUlH.
COMITO ; im AND nn \ MVN AUMN.
( 'nil fi.r coiiMillatluli , or urilr fin booklet.
THE GERMAN SPECIALISTS
. ' . : llromlwiiy Council Hl'illx , In
Roaches the spot.
Stops pain. Tlve
Great IMIo Rom-
edv. I'ut vip lr\
tnlioH wild roctn !
uoxzle. 50 cont.t'
IF NOT--WHY NOT ( JET CURED
Average Time lo Cure
[ JUPTUUH ONK VISIT
HYUUOCKLE ONT VISIT
VARICOCBM-l ONK VISIT
CATARACTS ! J lo 10 Pay *
IAlPOTENCY fi to 'JO Diiib
UIGrunB fi to ! 10 Days
GLEUT T ) to yo Ia > s
CANCER 5 to M
CATARRH 10 to 110
OOITKU (10 ( to 1)0 ) lUys
Piles , hMstula 3 to 5 Hajs
Losst' " , Drains , oto fi to . ' 10 Days
Liquor Habit 10 to 'JO I.iys
I'rostutloTtonblcH 10 to .TO Hays
Rheumatism , Gout 10 lo IIO Days
Norvo.is IDaolllty 10 to HO Days
Stomuch Ulei'HtWS -0 to ( ! 0 Ou\s
Kid nay Dlt-oasi-s 20 to 00 Day *
Bladder Diseases 20 to GO Days
Hlood Polfon , etc 00 to DO Daj 8
Wo advcrtiso what wo do , and do
what wo advertise. No incurables
NO KNIFE BLOOD OR PAIN
Examinations Free to all who
Write for appointment card now.
The German Spccialisis
.122 Broadway Council Bluffs , In
To check early colds nr ( Jrlppo with "Provcntln"
menu * turo detent for rncinnonla. To itov a cold
with 1'rovt mica U infrr limn to lot It urn and bo
oMljfwl lo cure It ofurwiirdg. To toiurc. ] 'ro-
vi utios will euro even a deeply aeoUxl ( old. but
laki n * urly--iit thu MICI zo Ha they tirtak. or
hood oil iheao early coMi. That' * surely batcT.
TtiBt't why they uro calkxl provejilhs.
Prtvt ntlctara little Candy CoM Cun-f No Quln-
Inn , no plijjlc , nothing ilcknulnv. Nlca for Ilia
clill'lri'n and thoroughly MIU too. If ) ou feel
chilly. Ii you niueie , U you ache all on. r. think nt
J'rcvt ntliM Frcni > tn.1 mu > BI.OKUO half your
usualsltkiii- . And duii't forxol jour ihlld , If
th"roU fcvcrlshiu M , illicit nr < ! ny. Hi rclu prot >
kljly llu 1'rvv.ntkV KiViU.t lUrnm.y Sold In
FK * boxi'ft for tliu l > orSki t. u-olii ! a'ic bnx' ' of 4U
( ALL DEALERS )
To the South and Gulf re
sorts until April 3Oth.
i at and 3d Tuesday to
Colorado , Big1 Horn Basin ,
Montana and Northwest.
ONE WAY COLONIST
March and April , to Mon
tana , Washington , Oregon ,
California and Utah.
TO PARM RENTERS
Write D. Clem Deaver ,
Bureau , Omaha , for list of
farms to rent in BigHorn
Basin. Do it now ; they
are going fast.
La , G , WmiTORD ,
Local Ticket Aflcnt.
L. W. WAKCLCY , 0. I' , rt. ,
Omaha , Neb ,
For Backache ,
Correct tbe mistake of risking
moula by neglecting .a uough or cold
when Fole > 'b Honey and Tar will pot
only nop your cough but expel tba
rold from our ? \ stem. Folej' Flonoy
unilT.r < " ' i' p ; at ar.il ! > th >
Ii - \ - i 'r f nfijrul in iv u ilK \
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