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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE , FRIDAY , JULY 10 , 1908.
THE FALLS CITY TRIBUN !
Untcrcd as nccoiid-ctass matter i
Valla City , Nebraska , jiost office , Jan
ary 12,1W4 , under the Act of Control
an March 3,1ST" .
Published every l-Yulay at Kails Clt
Nebraska , by
IKe Tribune rubllshinti Comptvn ;
E. K. Shtvrls , Manager
One year . . .Sl.j
Six n'otiths .
Tiift buttons and Taft clul
% -ill soon be the order.
There are more p r o m i n e n
democrats in Falls Oity , who ar
opposed to Bryan in this can
paign than ever before.
Can it be that it was this ev
man James W. OuiYey of Peni
sylvania who furnished t h a
stained glass window for Bryan' '
residence at Lincoln ?
Is it not time for the News t
pick from its rubbish heap th
head line , "No question is eve
settled until it is settled right ,
Uiat it ran at the head ol it' '
paper so many , many month
after 10 to J was shot to pieces
One of the tirst things to b
done by the ne.\Jt legislature i
to repeal our absurd , unneccs
aary and expensive primary lav
"Both parties have gone olT hal
cocked on this law and the tirs
opportunity should be embrace
to sepeal it.
It Is time for aspirants for pc
vUic.il honors this tail to erec
their pqlitical lightning rods , c
? or their friends to do it tor thei
as all names must be filed nc
later than August first , or the
names will not be printed on tli
primary ballots. The llepubl
can piirty wants no partial ticki
this fall. Let us have good me
for every oflice.
We are sorry that our conten
jjiwnry , the News , is so trouble
about the course of the Tribun
If il would only shout for tl
News , uphold it in its course i
vilification of Republicans at :
the general government an
would slop to ask its advice .
tu haw this paper should b" rui
no duubt itio News would I
nwclibetUr plrasul. We ai
aot yet in need < > t i ; advic
neither due f i-.tr Us criticiMi
Hryuu denounced Sullivan t
Illinois lor liih corruption , at :
iuco made friends with hin
\V. ( ; . , tTi-.y (
such a scunny ti
s. many faults as but few me
'l frntu titln r public men. an
'UUiy Doiiiucr.il.- ! UK. * o !
y. .t Wf 'nte re.iMected Gutfe
\ii..i .i , voimiiiUei'in.ui fro
* i.ic. Ikti a s n o i ye
fuurtli hi * uiatlj upc
X . . ; I.y of Now Yurk.Vi
iu ' . .i L.-S
have been aguutl prii
ycm havt- nude some mone
M the past ; uur years , haven
jou ? A re you quite sure th ;
> ou - , \ ant a change ? If the trai
vere running smoothly and yc
vtx-re approaching your destin
itan wiu reasonable dispatcl
what would you think of tl
fellow who would advise pullit
"p a rail just to see what wou
The Tate Judge Parker ot N
York seems to have been the b ;
boy of the Denver conventio
He bad prepared a resolutii
eulogizing President Clevelai
lor his services in protecting t
financial integrity of the natio
In as much as the conventl
was about to nominate a m ;
whose most ardent friends wou
not accuse of having any sy
pathy with fmimcial iategril
it proceeded to abuse Parker f
his intended insult to Bryr
Jt certainly is going ser
when a party nominates a cr
dlidate with a record so vulni
aile that such a resolution
considered an insult.
A DOLLAR SAVED IS
A DOLLAR MADE !
No matter how large , no matter how small ,
bring1 your savings to this bank. We will
furnish you with a pass-book in which every
transaction will be recorded.
We pay 4 per cent interest on Time
Certificates of deposit and 4 per cent on
Falls City State Bank
There is considerable agiU
ion in favor of the opening u
ofBarada street , which woul
cad from the north part of tow
lirectly past the Park to Hi
Missouri Pacific depot. It i
only a question of time whe
his street will be opened ui
and it will prove a great sourc
of convenience to the public nc
only in going to the park durin
imes of picnics , chautauquas
and times of other large gathei
ngs , but it will open up adirec
oute to the M. P. Depot for th
leople from the north of thi
ity. The present city adininij
ration is probably too busy wit
he construction of the ne'
vater and light system to undei
ake the work this year , but i
s to be hoped that the matte
vi 11 be taken up and pushed t
completion before the close c
George D. Carrington , Jr. , c
Auburn , Nebr. , is being ver
strongly urged by his friends fc
he nomination for State Supei
utendent of public schools. II
s a resident of Nemaha Count
and has made a splendid recor
as county superintendent c
schools of his county. He hr
great capacity for work , is we
educated and has had man
years of experience in schoi
work. lie is a pleasant man 1
neet and no one can help bi
.ike him after having once con
in contact with him. The K
niblicans of Richardson Count
could not do better than to ca ;
their volt- for George D ( 'a
rington , Jr. lor State Sii | > - m
tendent at tl.e primary eh cut
uul later at November He
livery thing is shaping aroun
lid ly and it will now he but
> hort time until work will 1
) L'gun in dead earnest upon tl
lew system ul water uorUs an
electric lights. The suintiu
season is rapidly Hying by an
t is to be hoped that the ne
well may be completed , the ne
vater mains laid , the new Stan
) ipe erected and tin : nt-sv ligh
ng plant completed , before U
working season shall have gor
jy. There is much work to I
lone and the task is no sma
one for those who are in charg
it the work.
The names of Tatt and She
nan appeal to all men who b
icve in Republican principle
With such men at the head <
the Republican ticket , the com
try is assured of a continuatic
of the Rooseveltian p o 1 i c i e
Roosevelt's ideas were nevi
more popular than they are t
day , and the president has sa
that Taft is the one man in tl
entire country best qualified
carry out those ideas. Will y <
entrust the carrying out of the
policies to the friends of the a
ministration , or to its enetnie
THEN AND NOW ,
Will the heaven born ratio
10 to 1 get into the democrat
Nay , nay ! The democral
party under the leadership
Bryan is trying to forget it.
Will militarism rear its hi
ecus head at Denver , and w
the patriots again work ov <
time in telling of the ruin of c
liberties to be accomplished
a standing army ?
Well , not this year , brother ,
Will imperialism again se
the destruction of our republi
and the -1th of , luly be relegate
to the shelf of has beens ?
Not if William knows himsel
and he thinks he does.
Will government ownership c
railroads be pushed into th
limelight as the latest inembe
of the ever changing paramour
Not as long as Bryan believe
in the dead past burying it' '
Unkind as it may seem to thu
refer to past indiscretions , w
cannot refrain from remindin
our readers that it is to the abov
hat Bryan owes his present pc
ition both politically and finai ;
ially. In all these things h
and his party were wrong an
he platform will acknowledg
he error by its silence.
| In all of these tilings the re
jublican party"wa"s right aiitfi
> roud to refer to the position 5
Again does Bryan and hi
party appeal for votes that h
nay control and manage the al
airs of government.
If he was wrong then , is h
right now ?
There are many persons wh
ire unaware of the full signif
cance of the wedding ring. I
the early history of the race whe
warriors and rulers thought
legrading to know anything i
writing , every threat man owne
a signet ritie : upon which was ei
graved somelemblem peculiar t
lim alone- With his ring he pt
lis stamp on edits and document !
The giving of this riiitf to anyon
was the sign of the greatest lov
mid trust , and endowed a receive
with all the powers of the owne
Sometimes when men were al
sent or suffering from illnes :
.heyentrusted their rinjjs to the :
wives , so that they might trans
act their business for them , an
this custom continued until tli
ring became a symbol of wifi
lood. Gradually the ring lo !
ts original signification of autl
orityi and became more and inoi
i token of affection. The n
nance began to weave poet :
fancies about the symbol. ' .
uust be made from pure gok
the purest of metals , to signif
the lasting devotion betwee
iiisband and wife ; it must be
perfect circle , 'the'/figure whic
was used by the ancients to di
lote eternity. It must be place
on the left hand to show that tli
wife was subject to the husbam
and lastly it must be worn upo
the third finger , because in olde
: itnes it was believed that a ce
tain nerve led from that finger l
SEAU1 > ItlDS. ( M MIKKMlIlDrt KuK HuMJb ) w
bo received by the l oinl ; ot suiiervit-or * of Oral
HKO District No. Inf 11 ichanUou count } . Nebn
ka , lit their otlicw In FalU City , Nebra-kn , up
1 o'chick i > . in. , of AiiKtJKt 1 , U K for the htilo
Itouiln numlx-rh 1 to W , t-nch of the ileuomiimti
of $1 , ( K ) , nmtnrim ; $10,010 ouch jwir from 1'Jl.l
11I17 , IttitiK luirt of uii lsj.ni > of $ JUU.UK ) of I
bonds i > ( nUd ( Iniiunso tlh-trict , U'lirmc tivo i
cent Keml-nnuunl Interest , ismwl for thopi
IIGI-O of construction of ilitchc" , levees , etc.
All bills umler former notice wert < rejecti
It is hojHxl thnt man ) Inml owners Mill * tnke i
vnntnjtoof the followinu provision of the ilni
OKO law : " 1'rmiiUxI , him ever , that before ti
bomU nro U ne < l ns uortalcl , unjr iwsonlii
liuu ! or property Imve Ixvn a > M > Mtl for hone !
by wxUl ilUtrict , may pay the total oses.tmi
against Ills pro-rty or any tract thereof and :
property on which the ao * inenU are BOn
shall bo relivftMxl from the Hen ot raid ilraini
ashoasmont. " It U not nocosary to bid on
w hole $50,1X10. If ) ou can bay one bond male
bid , Thet-e bonds are con iilerod a Kood , safe
vestment and iniKht to bo taken in this Count ]
DxMkL lllLEv , Chairman.
SM Dawson , Nebrus
First publication July 10,1W8.
§ FOR HAPPINESS
S My SUSAN B. RODDINS
( Copyright. )
There wns n heavy frown on Matil
da's face nnd her stern sllonco wna
ominous. Her brother nnd his two
children felt her mood nnd nto break
fast nulctly without speaking. All the
fuinnhlno and cheer of ont-of-doors
wore shadowed by the clouds within.
And though the woodland In view
from the dining room windows was
glorious In Its tints of autumnal color
ing , nil within doors In the little homo
wns ns somber as nn empty church.
"What Is the use In living ! " Matilda
burst out at length. "And In such an
old , dull place ns this. I'd about ns
lief dlo. Why can't you sell the farm ,
Henry , and move Into civilization ? "
Henry's face wore a hunted look ,
but ho spoke patiently. "I've told you
a good many times. It would not
bring near what It Is worth , and be
sides , I can make a living on It ; and
you know I couldn't stand working In
a factory. "
"A living ! " MntllSh laughed scorn
fully. "A hare existence , I should call
It. Yes , you needn't speak ; I know
wo nil have enough to cat nnd wear ;
but wo don't live. We Just get along
from day to day. We never see anyone
to speak to from week's end to week's
end. I never heard of such a place. "
"You must admit that you aren't
very neighborly. " Henry spoke mild
ly. "All the women about hero have
called on you and you haven't been to
see any of them once. "
"I don't like them. They arc coun
trified nnd dowdy. The country Is no
[ ilaco to live In , anyway. I could stand
It In summer , but In winter It will
seem like being burled alive. Now
when I was earning money In the city
I used to Hve , though I didn't know
when I was well off. Dut there ! what's
the use to look back ? I've got to stay
hero , and that's nil there Is about It. "
Silence fell again , and when break
fast was finished Henry went out to
Ids work. Ho stooped a little , and
looked tired nnd worn.
It wns the spring before that Hen
ry's wife had died. Matilda was n
bookkeeper In a factory nt the time ,
The work was hard for her , and what
"I Don't Like Them. "
with the headaches that had begun
trouble her , nnd the hot weather co :
Ing on , the outlook had been deprt
sing. So It was with a fooling of i
lief that she gave up her position ai
went to keep house for her broth
and his children. For n while , ns lei
as the pleasant weather lasted , si
had been contented. The work w
not hard , and the change Improved h
health. She did not pare for tl
neighbors , nnd held herself aloof , i
fall came on she began to bo disco
tented. Henry could not let her ha
as much money ns she had been usi
to. She had a good deal of sewing
do for the children , and when tin
went to school she wns lonely.
Things had gone from bad to wor
till , as she expressed It , she was de
perately blue all the time , nnd c
plosions like the one of this , moruli
had como to be of frequent occi
rence. She went about her mornli
work In a listless way. The chlldn
watched her furtively. The girl put i
her things and went out of doors
piny till school time. The boy , w ]
was the elder , seemed restless ai
anxious. At length ho spoke. "Au
Mattle , " ho said , "Is grandpa ve
poor ? "
"No , not very , " she answered she
ly. "Why do you ask ? "
"I was thinking. " The boy heslt !
ed nnd then went on desperately. '
x > apa should die , I thought Ethel and
: ould go to grandpa's to live. I knc
you wouldn't want us. And then yi
could go back to the city ahd ea
lots of money and have good times ,
you used to. "
Matilda gazed at him with dllat
eyes. "Who's been talking to yi
about dying ? " she asked sharply.
"Nobody ; only the other nlghl
heard papa talking In his sleep , ai
ho said he wished ho was dead 11
mamma , and perhaps ho would
pretty soon. He didn't know that
beard him , but I did , and I cried i
the rest of the night , "
Matilda said no more. She w
shocked. She noticed the child's fat
which looked pinched and worried a :
All the forenoon she brooded ov
be had said. Why should Hen
wish he could die ? Ho wouldn't hnv
talked about it In his sleep It ho hn
not thought about It n good deal whe
ho was awnke. How unreasonable an
ungrateful he wns when she had give
up all her own plans to come and tak
care of him. What had he to con
plain of ? She was the ono who mlgli
be Justified In wishing to die.
When Henry cnmo to dinner sh
looked nt him with different eyes. Sh
wns surprised nnd n little frlghteno
to see how 111 ho looked. He neve
wns very strong , she knew , but h
looked worse than usual , nnd ther
wns such an expression of hopelesi
ness on his face that her heart nchet
Ho hardly spoke , oven to the chlldrei
and when ho did , his voice wns a
hopeless as his face.
While she was doing the dishes sh
thought busily. She remembered hoi
the family used to be before Mar
died. Henry was cheerful and talki
tlve , the children happy and llvel ;
What wns the cause of the change
She tried to think that It was becaus
of Mary's death , but her reason an
conscience denied It , nnd at lengt
she saw It wns herself. "Oh , " sh
cried , "I am the most miserable pei
son In the world. I am no comfort t
myself , and I make everyone about m
She threw herself face down on th
sofa and wept long nnd vlolentlj
When she sat up and wiped her eye
she set her lips with dotermlnatloi
"I'll change things , or perish In the a
tempt , " she said aloud.
As she looked about the cheorles
rooms and thought of all she must d
and undo , a feeling of deep dejectlo
settled over her. She had an intens
longing for human sympathy an
counsel ; but who was there to wboi
she could turn for aid ?
Suddenly she got up , and snatchln
a shawl and throwing It over her hea (
she ran out of the house nnd ncros
the road. She would go and see Mr !
Preston. Henry had urged her to d
so again and again.
She knocked nt the door and
cheery voice bade her come In. Sh
entered a room which , in splto of th
old and dilapidated furniture , still ha
an air of sunshine and good cheer.
In a rocking-chair beside a table sr
a very fat old lady. She did not ris
when Matilda cnmo In , but held or
her hand and greeted her with a smlli
Almost before she knew what she wn
doing , Matilda had poured out all he
troubles to the old lady. She began t
bo comforted at onco.
"Dut it Is such a hopeless task , " sh
said. "Where shall I begin ? "
"You must begin with yourself ,
said Mrs. Preston. "If you feel happ
and hopeful , why , the others will , toi
You won't have to do anything olsi
and you don't know what a dlfforenc
It will make. I've seen that you wer
making a mistake In keeping so muc
to yourself. You must go about an
see the neighbors. You may not Ilk
all of them , but If you try to Intores
yourself In them you'll get to llkln
them a little. People are so depeni
ent on each other , my dear. Wo can
get along alone. We've got to thin
about other people's joys and Borrow
some , or we shall get morbid and mi ;
Matilda stayed much longer thn
she had Intended , nnd her mind wa
so full of Mrs. Preston that sh
talked about her all through suppc
"I told you you'd enjoy callln
there , " said Henry , triumphantly.
Suddenly Matilda bethought horse
of what she must do to make he
home pleasant. She looked at th
faces about the table. Then sh
stared harder. Henry was lookln
quite cheerful , the children were cha
terlng happily. Could It be posslbl
that the charm had begun to work a
Just then Henry looked nt her , an
their eyes met. In his there was a
expression of newly awakened hopi
She smiled at him a little tremulousl ;
In the weeks that followed Matlld
called on all the neighbors. At th
first there was a slight constraint , fc
her neglect of them had caused som
feeling of resentment ; but when
was found that she really had a deslt
to become acquainted , most of thoi
forgave her freely. She did not fin
many who were entirely congenial-
she hud not expected it but sli
found that there was not one wit
whom she could not sympatblzi
There was one young woman who wa
In the same state she had been in , an
Matilda coaxed her out for walks an
talked cheerfully to her , finally effec
Ing a cure.
Matilda was still subject to occa
lonal attacks of the blue devils ; bt
she found that a brisk walk In th
open air , or a chat with Mrs. Prestoi
would drive them away , and th ?
when she returned , the trouble whlc
had seemed so gigantic would bo r
duced to Its proper size. In time sh
came to seem an actual necessity I
People asked her how she kept s
young and happy. "Do you want th
recipe ? " she would say. "Hero It h
Do your duty , take good care of yov
health and bo Interested In everybod
And everything. "
She made such a cheerful , pleasar
homo that her brother and the chl
drcn thought It the best place In a
Has Studied Indians.
Mrs. Matilda C. Stevenson , of tt
bureau of ethnology at Washington , !
recognized generally as the greater
authority on the Indians of the soutl
western part of the United State
ohe Is the widow of Col. Jamea Ste
anson , a pioneer explorer In that se
tlon , who , together with the late Ma
Powell , was responsible for the cr
atlon of the bureau of ethnology I
WHY HE WAS ANGRY
HAPPENING THAT SPOILED
Wlfey's Little Mistake In Poker Game
Enriched Visitor , But Host Said
Nothing , at Least Not
The Joneses. Mr. nnd Mrs. , wont
over to spend the evening with the
Goltts the other evening , because people
ple get tired of staying at homo nil the
time nnd just listening to each .other's
By nnd by Mr. Ooltt suggested that
they nil draw up around Mrs. Goltt's
little sewing table and have a nice
friendly game of poker for an hour
Everybody wanted to show that he
or she was a sure enough sport , all
rlghtskl and then onto always has an
Idea at the beginning of a poker game
that Just as like as not ho can make
the evening profitable aa well as mere
ly pleasant ,
Mrs. Goltt and Mrs. Jones were
about even In their working knowl
edge of the great national game , and
the men folks therefore backed them
up cheerfully , assuming that they
would break about even.
After a half hour or so of play the
visitors took the lead , as the sport
ing editor might say. It was only a
penny ante , five-cent limit game , but
then people have been known to clean
up a first-rate little bunch of pin
money in oven such a juvenile game
as that , and Jones already had his
chips stacked up jnto four cute little
cylinders in front of him. Mrs. Jones
would reach over and borrow ten
chips or so now and again , and a
momentary frown would Hit over her
husband's brow , but he didn't say any
Dy and by Jones took notice of the
fact that Mrs. Jones was reaching
over into his sub-treasury vaults and
picking up chips half a stack at a time
and putting them Into the pot as fast
as she could meet Mr. Goltt's bets and
raise him back again.
Mr. Jones looked at her when he
saw his hoard of chips disappearing , in
a way that Inquired plainly : "Are you
sure you've got it on him ? "
"Got a straight ! " whispered Mrs.
Jones when she found opportunity to
whisper without being observed , and
Jones gave her a look that said , "Go
as far as you like , " for straights had
been pretty good that evening , and
the pot , after the way it had been
sweetened , looked worth while.
Finally Mr. Goitt called her. "All
I've got is three ladles , " he said In a
tone of polite Inquiry , laying down his
"Well , I have a straight , " gurgled
Mrs. Jones. "See queen , king , ace ,
deuce , tray ! "
Mr. Jones gave her a look that told
her something was amiss before any.
body had time to say a word.
"Why , the ace conies after the king ,
doesn't it ? " she Inquired. "And
doesn't the two-spot como after the
ace , and the three-spot after the two-
spot ? I'd Just like to know why that
Isn't a straight ! "
Mr. Jones watched Mr. Goltt rake in
thd pot and didn't say anything not
Inexorable Chinese Justice.
Hsu Hsl-Hn , a Chinese school-master ,
murdered a government ofllclal some
months ago and was beheaded in con
sequence. The North China Dally
News pi hits this item showing how
Chinese Justice is still pursuing the
wrongdoer's family : "The governor
of Anhul , Feng Hsu , has been trying
to get hold of the wife of Hsu Hsl-lin.
the assassin of the late En Mln , who
Is studying in Japan , and has written
to the Chinese minister at Tokyo ask
ing him to extradite her and send her
back to China. As the woman is
charged with a political offense the
Chinese minister has replied that ho
cannot do this and proposes that the !
Pekln government approach the Tokyo I
government on the subject. " '
Edison's Advice to Boys.
"I should like every boy interested
in electricity to hear what Thomas A.
Edison once said to mo when I was a
boy working In his laboratories , "
writes Joseph H. Adams In the intro
duction to his "Harper's Electricity
Hook for Boys. " "I often recall it
when things do not go Just right at
first. I asked the great inventor one
day if invention was not made up
largely of inspiration. He looked at
me quizzically for a moment , and then
replied : 'My boy , I have little use for
a man who works on inspiration. In
vention Is two parts inspiration and
98 per cent , perspiration. ' "
Origin of "D'Oyley" Linen.
Few know the origin of the word
d'Oyley. In the reign of William I. ,
Robert d'Oyley , a Norman knight , was
granted an estate at Hook-Norton ,
which ho held on the condition that on
every feast of St. Michael he tendered
to the king a linen tablecloth valued
at three shillings. The ladles of the
d'Oyloy household embroidered these
fine cloths , which were exclusively
used at the royal table , and as they
were very beautifully worked on the
finest of linen they were called
"d'Oyley linen , " and so nowadays the
name d'Oyley is applied as then for
fine linen cloths.
A Legislative Paradox.
"The representative part of the
British parliament is a practical para
"Why ? "
"Because it is a house of commons ,
ind yet peerless among legislatures , "
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