The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, February 26, 1909, Image 4

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Entered as Recond-class matter at
Falls City, Nebraska, post office, Janu
ary 12, 1904, under the Act of Congress
on March 3, 1879.
Published every Friday at Falls City,
Nebraska, by
"The Tribuna Publishing Company
E T SHARTS Manager
One year ft 11
Six IT .nllis
Three months W
One of the promises made by
the legislature was that the ses
sion would last hut forty days.
The limit is nearly reached and
nothing lias been done.
If there was hope tor county
option before Mr. Bryan's speech
to the legislature, there certain
ly remains not a shadow ol it
now. Mr. Bryan spoke of many
evils that he desired corrected,
but spoke ot the liquor traffic
not at all.
The statement recently made
that the new pump was wearing
out is a gross'misstatement. A
email pinion became worn as is
always the case with new ma
chinery. This was remedied
with a few minutes work. It
might be of interest to the tax
payers to learn that a careful
estimate shows that while at
the old plant it cost 27 cents to
• ump a thousand gallons the
new pump does the same work
at a cost of 5 cents. In other
words for every dollar spent in
pumping at the old plant but 20
cents is spent now, a saving of
HO per cent. Really not so bad
tor a worn out pump.
Mr. Uryan spoke feelingly to
the legislature concerning the
publication of campaign contri
butions. It is hoped that lie
will be able to induce Tommy
Allen, hi* brother in-law, and
chairman of the democratic state
rommittee to tell what was done
with Wall street's twenty thou
sand dollars. If he is success
full to this extent he might in
quire why the democratic com
mittees of nineteen counties in
the state failed to obey the law
requiring such publication to be
made last fall. If lie wants any
.□formation as to these counties
he might see Gov. Shallenbar
ger, ashis county is one of them.
If you will watch you will see
it move, for there is u bug un
der it.
The paper up the alley, which
for years has been favorable to
a citizens municipal ticket, has
now declared in favor of a
straight democratic ticket and
a straight party tight.
If you will carry this to its
fast analysis you will probably
discover that a contest between
republicans and democrats
would destroy about all the
chances our prohibition friends
have to elect a dry administra
tion. A tight between a citizens
ticket on the one hand and a
dry ticket on the other might
result in a dry victory, conse
quently the old time advocates
o! citizens tickets are getting a
change of heart.
Find the bug.
The “bluul pig," the joint in
other words, has just been dealt
a body blow by the supreme
court ot the state. For years
the courts and lawyers have so
construed our statute known as
the Slocum law, that a convic
tion could not be obtained unless
the liquor sold was in fact an
intoxicating liquor. Many sub
stitutes for beer have been put
upon the market by the brewers
to evade the law, but the su
preme court last week handed
down an opinion that puts Palm
Root, Hop Ale and ottier old
friends in the down and out
class. A joint keeper in the
western part of the state was
arrested for selling one of these
substitutes, which co n t a in e d
less than one per cent alcohol
and was not intoxicating. The
court says that the statute,
which prohibits the sale of
•‘malt, spiritous or vinous li
quors’’ means just what it says,
and that any one who sells “malt
liquor” without a license is guil
ty without regard to the intoxi
eating character of the liquor.
This ruling is rather drastic
but it is now the law of the
Mayor Abbey has called at
tention to the unfair and in
equitable division of the street
light expense among our citizens
and the subject is worthy the
immediate attention of the coun
cil. We have considerably more
than 200 street lights that are
running each night. These
lights are so distributed that
they serve all the people, yet
but a comparative few of the
people pay for them.
As the matter stands, the ex
pense for these lights, which is
necessarily large, is paid by the
receipts from the light plant.
This merely means that the con
sumers ol light pay tor their
own light consumption and the
street lights as well. Hundreds
of our people who receive the
benefit of the street lights do
not have electric lights in their
homes or places of business and
therefore pay nothing for the
street lights. Among this num
ber are many of our wealthiest
citizens, and one of this class
said, when the matter was
brought to his attention recent
ly, ••If they don't like the way
they are running close 'em
No man need use electric
lights if he does not care to.
Hut no man who does patron
ize the plant should have added
to his bill the costs of the street
lamps. If all of our property
owners would bear their share
of the street light expense, the
cost of light should be materially
reduced to each consumer.
Fresh Fruit
Ice Cream
Candies Itome-Made |
Nuts and Cigars
When we say at the
Candy Kitchen' we think
our patrons understand
the QUALITY of what
they buy.
Candy Kitchen
Quaker Philosophy!
r '
Said the good old Quaker to his
boy: • Nathan, it is not what thee
reads that makes thee smart; it
is not what thee eats that makes
thee fat; it is not what thee earns
that makes thee rich, BUT WHAT
Try one of our Vest Pocket
Banks and watch results. It will
help you save many a dollar.
Falls City State
Capital and'Surplus. $70.000 00
Forces for Good
and Forces for Evil
The meetings being held at the
Methodist church in charge of
Evangelist Miller have now been
in progress for two weeks and their
influence for good is being felt
throughout the community. The
sermons preached by Mr. Miller
are excellent especially the one
delivered last Sunday morning
which was u masterly effort.
The Tribune desires to help in
anything that tends to advance the
moral welfare of our people, and
believing that thesi- meetings will
advance the cause of Christianity
in this city we urge our local read
ers to attend the services.
The decision between right and
wrong is constantly intruding it
self. It is presented every hour
of the day. The forces for good
and the forces for evil are in con
stant warfare, and the peace, the
happiness, tiie usefulness, tne ui
timate success of every life is de
pendent upon its individual decree
between these two forces.
Last Sundays Kansas City Star
contained the following lay sermon
that we reproduce in connection
with our invitation to attend these
‘How long halt ye between two
opinions? If the Lord be God.
follow him; but if Baal, then fol
low him. I Kings. Is. 21.
This test is bound to bring mem- i
ories crowding into the mind of j
any man or woman who has ever
had a “religious experience. It
may in the course of long years, i
and with the tempering influence
of age, have become a question
wholly etripped of the tremendous
power which it once possessed to
awaken the heart. But the recol
lection of that accusing interroga
tion How long halt ye between
opinions:-’ as it fell on the ear in
the days when your youthful and
susceptible nature was keyed up to
the very highest pitch of religious
responsibility, will never be whol
ly effaced. It was an experience
that marked the birth of certain
convictions and emotions that
struck their roots much to deep
into the soul to ever be success
fully plucked forth.
“How long halt ye between two
opinions?” Do you not recall the
sense of guilt and danger which
this question was wont to arouse,
ns it fell from the earnest and im
passioned lips, in an atmosphere |
surcharged with travail for the
souls of the unsaved and the unre
pentant? Can you not, by a strong
exercise of the imagination, live
over again, for a few brief mom
ents, the sense of impending doom
that took possession of your soul
as you stood in the very face of j
the supreme moment that called}
upon you for a decision between j
life and death between salvation |
and destruction?
Lo many of us that an seems so
long, long ago. We rather smile
at the tremendous solemnity with
which we invested those situations.
Hut the duty of a choice remains
if we have made it—and the sub
stilutiou of calm ami experienced
judgment for youthful excitement
and morbid apprehension should
make all the more distinct and j
convincing the difference between
the two masters who are constant-;
ly offering us their service.
"How long halt ye between twoj
opinions?” We may believe that1
this question, wonderfully magni
fied by the effect of the religious j
awakening that is nmkiug ts in- j
flueuee felt in Kansas City, is
pressing for a solution in the!
hearts of many people. It is fol-'
lowing men and women into the
scenes of their various activities
and is importuning them for an
answer. They are troubled with
doubts and harassed by fears. They
long for the blessing of peace and
security w hich they may realize by
accepting the conditions of its be
stowal; but they discover that in
harmony with a conspicuous idi
osyncrasy of human nature the ob
stacle of indecision grows with im
portance and the magnitude of the
matter to be settled.
There should be in every mind
responsive to the appeals of rea
son a fairly correct judgment of
| the difference between the service
of sin and error and tin* service of
righteousness. The teaching of
human experience is clearly to the
i effect that Baal is the hardest of
i m 11 taskmasters. The sacrifices
which he demands include all that
i men and women should regard as
I precious—honor, self respect, con
tentment and health of mind and
body. No wicked man can be
happy. No wicked man can suc
ceed. The feet of the wicked man
are set in the path of failure and
in the way of ultimate overthrow
and destruction. These are not
merely dogmatic or arbitrary de
clarations of opinion. They are
verities as indubitable as the clear
instruction and the dreadful object
lessons of sin and evil can make
< >ti the other hand, the world is
compassed about with a vast cloud
of witnesses, ready to give testi
mony regarding the yoke that is
easy and the burden that is light.
Amid all of the vanity of the
world and the unlovely manifesta
ti ns of its covetous heart, the ser
vice of righteousness continues to
exercise an overwhelming attrac
tion for humanity. For selfish
ness, nor greed, nor the cruelty
that avarice begets, has succeeded
in obliterating or weakening the
strong spiritual impulse which
abides like a steady flame in the
hearts of men and women regen
erated by grace and which is stim
ulated to special activity and pow
er by the force of appeals such as
Kansas City is now witnessing.
‘•Row long halt ye between two
opinions?” Too long, we may say,
where there is any delay at all in
the choice of the right master.
But this we know—that the sov
ereignty of Baal is not showing
an access of power in the earth,
and is not binding to him in any
bond of affection or genuine fealty
his misguided subjects. Also that
“If the Lord be God’ has been
discarded by tbe world as a sub
junctive proposition, and that the
Lord is God, is joyfully affirmed
,i8a saving reality by countless
millions who follow Him with a
happy faith and an unfaltering
trust that fill their lives with light
and gladness.
A Denial From High Authority
Dr. H. W. Wiley, chief chemist
of the Agricultural Department,
has demanded of the Calumet Bak
ing Powder Co. of Chicago, that it
cease the publication of alleged
certificates or statements that he
had endorsed the Calumet Baking
Powder, or reported in favor of its
purity, wholesoinness or superior
ity’. Such statements, he says, are
Dr. Wiley never served upon a
committee of awards,as alleged,nor
did he ever indorse tbe Calumet
Baking Powder in any way. On
the contrary, Dr. Wiley testified
before a congressional committee
relative to alum in food,ns follows:
“As I have said repeatedly, I do
not use it in my own home, and
would not use alum in bread if 1
knew’ it. Alum is injurious.”
It seems that Dr. Wiley's de
mand that the Calumet Company
should cease these publications,
which are, he says, “against the
truth,” was not complied with, al
though he says he lias done all ho
could “to stop the base and inex
cusable use of his name.’’
The public will share in Dr,
Wiley’s indignation that his name
and official position should be
fraudulently used to aid in foist
ing upon consumers a food com
pound made from ingredients
which the doctor has publicly de
lated fo be injurious. — From Na
tional Food Magazine, Chicago.
Card of Thanks
We take this means of thank
ing the many friends and neigh
bors who rendered all possible
aid and assistance during the
sickness and death of our beloved
wife and mother.
George Prichard,
Guy Prichard,
Harry Prichard.
_ _—
Millinery Announcements!
OWING to unforseen circumstances
I have been forced to continue in
business, and take this oppor
tunity to announce to my patrons that
I will be pleased to see them again this
coming season at the same old stand.
I am now in Chicago and St. Louis
markets from where I will soon return
with a fine, first-class, up-to-datestock
of Spring /Vlillinery, including a beauti=
ful line of Pattern hats. We promise
a better showing than ever before.
Helen Brebeck
, ... i — ———- ■ — — — 1. . ' ' i ■
Postponed Sale
I will sell at Public Sale at my farm, 1 mile due north of Falls City, on
Thursday, March 4,1909
commencing at 10 a. m., the following described property to-tvit:
22 Head of Horses and Mules 22
10 Mules, all coming three years
old; six are mar s ami four are
horse mules.
1 pair Roan horses, coining 1 and
5 years old, weight 2,600.
2 Brood Mares, coining 12 years
old; weight 2,500.
1 Brown Horse, coming 5 years
old: weight 1,200 pounds.
2 unbroke Mares, 5and7 yrs.old.
1 Bay Mare, coming 2 years old.
1 Child’s pony, 7 years old.
•'! Mare Co’ts, coining 1 year old
10 CALVES 10
10 Thoroughbred Poland-China Brood Sows
Bred to Thoroughbred Poland-China Boar
1 top buggy, 1 old wagon, 1 lister, 1 riding cultivator, 1 double-row go
devil, 1 two-row stalk cutter, 1 three-section harrow, 1 band corn sheller, j
2 sets work harness, 15 bushels Early Ohio seed potatoes.
TERMS OF SALE— Sums of $10 and under, cash; on sums over $10 a ;
credit of 0 months will be given without interest if paid when due. If
not paid when due, <8 per cent from da’e 4 per cent off for cash. No
goods to be removed until settled for.
S°bl jcUdh£,mc1.Tn Aucl JOHN R. JONES j
See the new patterns at Chas. M. Wilson’s
— the Chrysanthemum and Silver Grey
two of the finest and best we have ever
shown. We now have fourteen patterns in
Dinnerware for you to select from, ranging
in price from $10 to $40 for a i 00-piece set.
We would be pleased to show you through
the stock.
Chas. M. Wilson
* The Falls City Roller Mills j:
Does a general milling business, and mar.-, facturc* the (
x following brands of flour {
The above brands are guaranteed to be of the highest pos- £
5 sible quality. We also manufacture all mill products and
2 conduct a general C
> Grain, Live Stock and Coal Business
S and solicit a share of your patronage t
| P. S. Heacock & Son Falls City, Nebr. |
Think About Your Boy!
MR. FARMER By the time your boy grows up and becomes old
enough to take up in liis own name one of the new Government Irri
gated farms in the Big Horn Bisin it will be too late for him to get
one. Will you let his chance go by? Is this fair to the boy? What
will he think of your foresight when be seeks for land and finds out
that yon neglected to take in 1909, almost as a gift, an Uncle San.
Irrigated Farm that in 1919 will eort him $150 per acre? Of course
if he Iihs the price, all light, hut what if he has not?
Only $21.50 Round Trip After March 1st.
Personally conducted excursions first and third Tuesdays of each
month. Write D. Clem Denver, General Agent, Laudseekers Infer
niation Bureau, 1001 Farnam St., Omaha, about these excursions.
rE. G. Whitfobu, Ticket Agent.
L. W. Wakeley, G. P. A., Omaha.