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Rulers Follow Roosevelt in Gifts to New home
Present Portraits by Personal Representatives
Christmas Cheer for Opening Seamen’s institute
Following the special delegate
of President Roosevelt, diplo
mats personally representing
the souvereigns of Germany,
threat Britain, Italy and Den
mark will formally proffer auto
graphed portraits of their rulers
to the new Seaman’s Institute
in New York City. Leading
German, Italian, English and
Danish citizens of this country,
together with various religious
denominations and civic, phil
anthropic and shipping organiz
ations will attend this inter
national assembly. On Christ
mas day these portraits of Theo
dore Roosevelt, Kaiser Wilhelm
II, King Edward, Victor Eman
uel III and Frederick VIII, will
be hung in the main hall of the
modern hotel and club, where
hundreds of sailors of every
nstionality have begun to take
up their shore home.
“If I did not believe in mis
sions to seamen, I would not be
tit to be president of the United
States,’’ President Roosevelt
recently told a representative of
the American Seamen’s Friend
Society, of which he is a vice
president. Similar expressions
ot approval of the society's
work during the last eighty
years for the seamen of every
country on the globe, have been
made by the rulers of foreign
nations in personally signing
and sending their portraits to
decorate the walls of the new
headquarters for the 500 000
sailors who put in shore leave
each year in this port. It will
be recalled at these presenta
tion exercises that Theodore
Roosevelt, as a boy of twTelve,
began work for the benefit of
sailors when he presented for
the American Seamen's Friend
society one of its circulating
ship’s librairies to the outbound
crew of the clippership “Rival”
on October 17, 1866.
Consuls of the various nations
to be represented at these inter
national exercises, are making
arrangements tor the event.
President Roosevelt will desig
nate a special representative
through whom his personally!
autographed portrait will be of
fered to the Seamen's Institute,
while members of the foreign
diplomatic corps here will fol
low with suitable speeches of
presentation. That four of the
leading monarchs of Europe
have affixed their signature with
their own hands to these me
morials for their seafaring sub
jects, is regarded as a mark of
high consideration in diplomatic
circles in this city.
Christmas concerts and many
other forms of holiday celebra
tion to follow the hanging of
the royal portraits are being
planned by the hundreds of sail
ors of every rank who expect
to make their headquarters at
the new institute during the
next two weeks. Whole com
panies from the big transatlan
tic liners that dock in the im
mediate vicinity, are beginning
to take up shore quarters in the
social, sleeping and dining
rooms of the building. From
commanders down to stokers
and stewards these men are en
thusiastic over the decent, quiet
and entertaining accommoda
tions that they are finding open
to all of them during their shore
“The simple and hearty sup
port of the great body of the
sailors themselves, is the most
gratifying and hopeful feature
of our opening work at the Sea
men’s Institute”, said G. Mc
Pherson Hunter, secretary of
the American Seamen's Friend
Society, at its headquarters, 7b
Wall street. “Of course the
signal marks of appreciation
from President Roosevelt and
the foreign rulers in presenting
their portraits, are very much
appreciated. This Christmas is
going to be a very glad one for
us and ttie men we are trying to
help, and l feel sure the whole
American people will continue
to aid us in making many more
for their seafaring sons "
"I,ife is but a winter's day.
A journey to tlie toinb."
So runs the old hymn, and the
words seem spoken in a doleful
mood. Granting the truth, we
fail to see why they should hold J
so much gloom as they do. The
whole idea seems stamped with
indiscribable gloom. Surely a!
winter's day is not >o bad a !
thing; let us look at it. How,
often it breaks iti brightness
and the glow of the sunrise
throws a veil of delicate coior
over wide fields of white 'now.
The stern hills are -oftened and
enriched with a beauty belong
ing solely to a winter landscape.
' 1'is true, the day is short, and
the sun sinks early behind the
hills, but his going down, like
his coming, is shrouded in beau
ty. Again, hilsides and valleys
are wrapped in a midst of rosy
light, and thus the evening and
the morning are alike lair to
see. The swift fading twilight
passes like a fleet, delightful
dream. The cold sky is wonder
fully clear and studded witti
stars that seem never so bright
as when they gem a winter sky
Lite may be but a winter's day,
but the winter's day has a sun
ny side. We have found means
to keep olT its chill and to gath
er about us all its brightness.
Can we not also find means to
keep the chill of life's winter
day from the heart and to gath
er about us all its brightness?
MISS DUPREE’S HOLIDAY JOY
8he Recalls One Memorable Christ
mas Performance in the City
of New Orleans.
HENEVER possible, I pre
fer spending Christinas
with my family out on
Long Island, and unless my
engagements take me toe
far away 1 always make it a point tc
be with them on that day.
There are times, however, in this
profession when the wish must take
second place to necessity, and from
the viewpoint of actual novelty 1 sup
pose my most interesting Christmas
was the one I spent in the southland.
Our routing took us into New Orleans
at Christmas, and to me, who had al
ways up to that time spent the day in
the colder north, the novelty of seeing
trees in leaf and flowers l looming was
as pleasing as it was unusual.
On Christmas afternoon, when oth
ers were home enjoying the big dinner
with the family, I was getting ready
for a special holiday matinee. 1 was
not pleased with myself or with a pro
fession that demanded of i'1- members
that they labor on Christmas day—
above all others—and it was not with
a particularly light heart that 1
dressed for my part.
But when the curtain went up on
the first act and I made my entrance
the welcome I received compensated
for the disappointment I felt.
It was a special matinee arranged
for the poor children of the poorest
quarter of New Orleans, and the en
joyment of those childish auditors
soon melted the disaj poinrnent ut of
After the matinee I bad arranged
with my manager that I w’ould receive
the little folks on the stage, and the
wise man in his knowledge of childish
hearts sent out a hurry order for
candy and other things that make
Christmas a day of cheer to kiddies.
At the conclusion of ‘.he last act the
stage was cleared and I held the most
unusual reception that 2 ever experi
Clean as pins, but with, their little
bodies clothed In in any eases in gar
ments ragged and frayed, they came
up on the 6tage, were introduced and
sent away after a Landshake, each
with a box of candy.
I have spent many ether delightful
and out-of-the-ordlnary Christmases on
the road, but none that afforded me
more real satisfaction than the one
In New Orleans.
MINNIE I'll FREE.
THE LOCAL LORE
Crowded off the regular Local Page.
Henry Simmering and wife of
Fargo, were in town Saturday.
Frank F. Fergus has our
j thanks for casli on subscription
I If California can beat this
| kind of winter weather she is go
; ing some.
Ouimby Hossack came down
from Lincoln and spent Christ
mas at home.
l’rof K. K, Hurst left yesterday
for Dunbar, to spend Christmas
with his mother.
Prof. J. Carl Leister went to
St. Paul, Minn., Saturday to
spend a few days.
Misses Grace and Gertrude Lv
ford are home from Lincoln to
spend the holiday vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Maust are
in Trexel, Mo., spending Christ
mas with tht latters parents.
Mrs. J. M. Jellison is ipitte ill
at her home in this city, suffering
from an attack of appendicits.
W. 11. Wheeler and wife of
Stella, were in the city Saturday,
guests at the home of Iv F.
Inez Wachtel, Myrtle Yocam
and Kdith DeMers came down
from Peru to spend their Christ
mas vacation at home.
Twentieth century times look
very prosperous. Last Saturday
on our streets at one time we
counted twelve automobiles.
Lon Moore of WLlis, Kas., was
a business visitor here Saturday.
While in the city he remembered
the Tribune in a financial way.
I. C Maust and wife and Mrs.
(). Schoenheit were among the
Falls City people who went to St.
Joe to see "The Merry Widow."
George Reichers and wife re
turned home from Humboldt,
where they were guests of the
former’s mother, Mrs. Henrietta
Rev. I)r- Yeakel of Hiawatha,
will preach at St- Thomas church
next Sunday morning Rev.
Neide will go to Hiawatha and
administer the holy communion
at St.John’s church at that place.
Many farmers are selling their
pigs to save their fifty cent corn.
Nothing to this, With hogs at
their present price you can afford
to feed fifty cent corn, and hogs
will be sky high about April or
W. H. Putnam and wife of this
city, left the first of the week for
a months visit with relatives.
They .will visit a brother of Mr.
Putnam at Kankakee. 111., and
from there they will go to Wis
consin to visit one of their sons.
P. S. Heacock & Son, whose
mill at P'alls City turns out those
excellent brands of Hour sold by
II. 15. Williams, are preparing to
run it both night and day. They
are compelled to do this on ac*
count of the increasing demands
for their Hour.—Shubert Citizen.
T. J. P'easel, N. D. Feasel,
I'red Schmelzel. Lou Segrist.
Rolla Avery. Chas. Hosford
and Roscoe Anderson, all of Hum
boldt, were in the city Monday
on business connected with the
Schaeffer estate. Mr. Anderson
called and renewed his faith in
Dr. J. A.Beattie will preach at
the Christian church next Sunday.
The morning theme will be in
harmony with the Christmas
times. In the evening. ‘‘The
Holy Spirit, His work and office.’
A cordiai invitation is extended
to all to make the last Sunday in
the year 1 DOS, the best of the
year now closing.
It will be remembered by many
of our reach rs that a team was
stolen from Fred Marmet, living
near Humboldt, about three
years ago. Sheriff Fenton se
cured requisition papers and will
bring John Yanlloozen, who has
] b^en serving a term in the Mis
souri penitentiary, to this city.
An effort will be made to obtain
information in regard to the
I whereabouts of the team from this
! young man.
A Government Expert Coming
One of Uncle Sam’s Experts to Be Sent Here
to Look Over Conditions Here With Local
"Good Roads" Enthusiasts.
One of the most popular wavs
of seeing Europe today is l>v
using an automobile to do your
traveling with. Parties of Irom
four to six or seven will go all
over the ‘old country' in this
way. This is said to be a most
del ight I nland practicable way ol
traveling there, owing to the line
roads which everywhere inter
sect all of the European king
All Europe is very much
ahead of America in the matter
of roads They have had good
roads, perfectly passable in all
weather and such that troops
could be rapidly moved from
one point to another no matter
what the weather conditions,for
centuries Even into England
the Romans carried this princi
ple into practice when ('aesar
made his conquest of Urittain
and so well was it done that
they still show some of the
roads which they built at that
early date when England was in
a state of very primitive civiliz
ation to say the least.
Realizing the value of good;
roads to the farmer and especi-'
ally since the advent of the rural I
free delivery of mails, the agri j
j cultural department of the Uni-I
ted States is making every effort
to arouse interest and to assist
and instruct the country at large
in the question.
Not only in the matter of the
increase in value of the farm
but iu the handling of crops
does the matter of roads become
of great importance to the farm
er. It costs money to move
freight whether it is done with
the shoulder of a horse or by
The amount that can In* mov
ed by any given power is almost
wholly dependent upon the con
dition of the road; over which
it is moved. As an instance,
notice what railroads pay to
have a hill cut down to enhance
the hauling of each engine that
runs over the road and compare
the trains which the Missouri
Pacific can haul over Froehling’s
hill to the trains which the Bur
lington pulls out of here.
Those who have visited the
European countries say that
much of the heavy hauling is
done there with one horse and
that the amount that one of
them will move with compara
tive ease is almost incredible.
Of course most of their roads
are some form of macadam and
are constantly kept in a fine
*tate of repair. Over such a
road in Ireland, James Murphy
told me recently, that he used
to go to town with one little
donkey and haul home for the
forge 1500 pounds of coal. This
would be an impossible feat even
in town here.
We have here and will for j
some time to come mostly I
dirt roads, but there is as much !
difference between a properly!
constructed dirt road and a poor-1
ly made one as between a well- I
built house and one simply!
thrown together, or oetween a!
a well-made suit and a poor one. |
To throw a lot of loose dirt
into the middle of a road does
not finish it nor accomplish its
purpose any more than to leave
the shingles of the roof or half!
of the doors off, unless perhaps
you would argue,as did the man
who had the leaky roof, ‘that
when it was raining he could!
not fix it and when it was fair
he did not need to.’ Those who I
had hogs or grain contracted
last spring and could not deliver
it would need no argument
along that line to prove its fal
While admitting the desira
bility of good and at all times
passable roads many doubt that
much can be done with our dirt
1 to accomplish that end. The
I agricultural department is male,
ing persistant efforts to instruct
and educate along these lines
and to show not only how prop
erly to handle the dirt to get
the best results, but that also a
road well built must be con
stantly cared for to be main,
Through the efforts of Con
gressman E. M. Pollard we are
able to announce that on Janu
ary r»th we are to have with us
<’■. W. Cooleyot the flood Roads
Office, who is an expert of un
questioned ability, and it is
planned to have a rousing good
He will also be accompanied
by Mr. Spillman of the plant
department who will give some
of the time to the subjects of
farm management and crop im
Details and lull program will
published later. These meet
ings are held at this time be.
cause farm work is such that it
is easiest for the farmer to get
First Antelope this Winter
Joe Harbaugh, living out on!
Miles' Ranch, reports having j
seen an antelope out near his;
place Sunday morning. Joe en- |
deavored to get a shot at the j
creature, but could not get with
in range. So far as known, this
is the first antelope seen in this
vicinity this winter.
It is generally supposed that a
herd of the creatures are wander
ing in this country, and reports
come to us that these animals be
long to a herd of some thirty-nine
on the farm of a Nodaway coun
ty, Missouri, farmer that eseaped
from the enclosure and are yet at
large. These may belong to that
herd, probably having swam the
Missouri river. Dawson News
German Evangelical Church
9:45 n. m. Sunday school.
10:45 a. m. Sermon.
7 p. in. Young People Alliances
7:90 p. m. Sermon.
Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:90
Friday choir practice 8 p. til.
Peter Schumann, Pastor.
Extra good well seasoned seven
foot hedge posts for sale.
40-2t C. F. Reavis.
A good residence property; -ix
rooms, three lots and a good
barn. See II. A. Messier at Bur
ris’ News stand for particulars, tf
LOST Sight or
can be restored by
the Right Cl ASSES
Our ' skill in fitting
may save you much
Come and talk it over.
Eye. Ear. J>!ose arid Throat',
Falls City, Neb.
Private money to loan on Real
Estate. Mortgages bought and
sold. Call at First National
Hank. 3-tf A. J. Whavrf
< Sam R. Trower, llarrv l*'. Trotver \
' ami Hen E. Kivety
are now associated with
Cieo. R. Parse Livestock
at the Kansas City Stock Yards
where they are taking care of and handling
ill the business of thru patrons the santea*
in the past. Our pen location is the sant *
as fof the p.ist twenty yearn.
Plenty *»f Yarding Space and Plenty «
Help, enables us to handle all business to
Better Advantage titan ever before.
Hides and Furs
Highest market prices—1st
house south of l’eter Freder
EDGAR R. MATHERS
Phones: Nos. 177, 217
Kam’u Wahi, Building
K 1". ROBERTS
Office over Kerr’s Pharmacy
Office Phc ne 2(10 Residence Phone 2'!
Practice in Various Courts
Collections Attended To.
Notary Public. FALLS CIT\
A Merry Christmas
is impossible without plenty of good things to
eat. Meatis the most essential. While you are
making preprrations for Christmas don t forget to
look over the good things at our market,
AsjijmecmWwe have secured a Buffalo, besides
Turkeys, (-eese and 1 hicks, fresh Lobsters, C rabs,
etc. Coast Seal brand < fysters received every dav.
WINTER TOURIST RATES-I Irtily reduced rate excursions to
California. Old Mexico, Southern and Cuban Resorts.
HOMESEEKERS’ EXCURSIONS-First and third Tuesdays of
each month to many points west, south and southwest.
PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION TO FLORIDA by
Superintendent Public Instruction of Nebraska, Mr. J. L. McBrien.
leaving Lincoln and Omaha. December l‘.Uh. Write G. W. Bonnell,
C. P. A,, Lincoln, for itinerary.
GOVERNMENT IRRIGATED HOMESTEADS .in the Big Hori
Basin and Yellowstone Valley:- One of the last chances to secure
good farms from the Government at low prices. Go with Mr. D.
I Clem Denver on the next personally conducted excursion. He will
help you secure one of these farms. No charge for his service.
Excursions first and third .Tuesdays.
E. i i. W h it ford, Ticket Agent.
L. W. Wakei.ey, G. 1*. A , Omaha.
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