The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, July 09, 1909, Image 5
« * * w - w w wmm-m w-* m mmmm w-mm-* w-+~~ »- w * * * *-* * * « • I What s Your Name? * * I Send it to us with the names of ten vour friends t * who are thinking of attending school and we will send * l vou one dozen of the finest pen-written calling cards. * 5 : DO IT NOW ’ t t ; ; Falls City Business College : l Falls City. Nebraska * * . * THE COMERS AND GOERS HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST TO YOU AND ME. What Your Friends and Their Friends Have Been Doing the Past Week. —Eat Sowle's Candy. Misses Verna Story and Grace I Hoppe celebrated at Sun Springs. —FOR SALE—My farm home ad-, joining Falls City. George A. Abbott \ Miss Maggie Ogien lias accepted a position on the Falls City Journal. Ben Poteet and family enjoyed a pleasant day at Sun Springs on the Fourth. Will Crook Jr., and wife drove to Sun Springs Sunday and enjoyed a picnic dinner. Walter Boyle returned to Omaha Monday after a visit to his mother. Mrs. J. C. Yut./.y. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Buthnmn drove to Sun Springs in their auto Sunday and spent the day. Misses Grace England and Blanch I Bore of the Keister college, spent | the Fourth in Dawson. John Bush and wife were among j our people who drove to Sun Springs to spend the Fourth. Tom Gist and Bert Reavis were among our people who enjoyed the Fourth at Sun Springs. Robert Bates, Frank Bucholx, Miss Mamie Palmer and Miss Zorn spent Sunday at Sun Springs. Mrs. Katherine Reiger spent a few days with her brother, Lou Snell and wife at Preston this week. •Willard Sinclair, who has spent some time at Hooper and Gordon re turned to this city Saturday, —FOR SALE: Ten good milk cows mostly fresh. Inquire of Chas. Pribbeno,. Preston, Xebr. 5-3 Mrs. Jane Sinclair returned from Wymore Sunday and is visiting hei daughter. Mrs. John Hossaclt. It. Horroeks, Tom Hillvard and Vernon Ttoe spent Monday afternoon in Auburn attending the races. Miss Bessie and Ruth Wilson re turned the last of the week from a visit to relatives' at Forest City. Miss Minnie McDonald left Monday for Council Bluffs, where she will spend some time with relatives. Mrs. Mike-Meliza and daughter, Miss Katherine of Verdon were bus iness visitors at this place Friday. Charles Hargraves spent a couple of days in Wymore and Kearney, this week lookipg after business. Less Leeds and family and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carr enjoyed a day's outing at Sun Springs, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. F:( d E. Schmitt are the parents of a little seven and one half pound daughter, who arrived at | Eugene Beachly came up from Kan-1 sas City and spent a few days with Ills aunt,Mrs. Norman Musselman and family this week. Mr. Everett^ Peekinpaugh returned to his home in Ottawa, Kansas, .Mon day after spending a few days with Miss Florence Wylie. Misses Louise and Margaret Peter son and Claud Stumbo and Vernon Daniels enjoyed a day's outing at Sun Springs Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson return ed the latter part of the week frootn Soutth Dakota, where he was look ing after land interests. Mark Tefft, Dr. Bert Windle, Har ry Craig, Mattie Schoek, Myrtle Found and Mona Wilcox enjoyed the Fourth at Sun Springs. Nathan Reynolds spent the Fourth in this city the guest of Miss May Maddox. He returned to his home in Lincoln Monday evening. * Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Reavis and their sons, Frank and Jack, left Tuesday for their trip through the west. They will he gone about six weeks. Charles Zoeller, Mr. and Mrs. Clar ence Heck and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cornell drove to Sun Springs in the former's auto the Fourth. Mrs. George A. Abbott returned the first of the week from a several weeks' stay in Omaha. She was re ceiving treatment from a specialist at that place. Among our young men who at tended «he ball game at Sun Springs on the Fourth were: James Higgins, Will Miller. John Blazer, Alex Leo, Donald McCoy, Guy Crook, Doll Whit aker, It.C..lames, Ralph Jenne, Keith McMillan. S. T. and Bennett Cook, Joe Miles. Tom Glines, Gus and Jule Ruegge, Elmer Prior, J$mes Startze] and Robert Heck. - ' T --P TS -TS T T1 - -T. fls .7 T -T w ▼ » W. T. -T- W 3ft ^ -Mr. aiul Mrs. Will Crook and grand daughter. Helen Riley, came down from Nebraska City Saturday to visit the former's father, Win, Crook, at tliis place. Mrs. Crook will remain at the home of U. A. Rose west of town for some time, helping care for Walter Rose, who is quite ill. The Tribune hastens to suggest to tile school board that they, with the help of the proper city officials, see to it that the weeds are kept down from around the school houses and the public roads. They have a beau tiful start ami it is now time to get busy exterminating them. Miss Clara Day. who lias spent several months in this city at the home of Rev. F. E. Day, her uncle, returned to her home in Panama Neb., Tuesday. She will assist her mother in tile millinery store at that place during the coming season. Mrs. David Ransom and little dang) ter of this city and her sister., Mrs. Sam Sargent of Canton, Illinois, left ever the Burlington,Sunday afternoon for St. Louis, where they will spend tile summer with their mother and other relatives, Ralph Philpot and C. K. Cooper came down from Humboldt Monday and were pleasant callers at this of fice. Mr. Cooper is contemplating the purchase of a new automobile and was getting some pointers front local agents. Richard Dittmar who has been at tending school in New York City, arrived in the city this week and will spend two months here before entering Cornell University. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ditt mar. Mrs. A. C. Pittock returned from an extended visit through western Nebraska and Colorado. Site enjoy ed herself very much and says she saw some very pretty country and and found the climate delightful. A1 Spear is enjoying a week’s vacation from his duties at Wahl’s department, store. He and his wife are spending the week in Lincoln with Mrs. Spear's sister, Mrs. John Martin and husband. —Dr. Wilson, Wahl’s building. .1. L. Slocum, wife and daughter. .Miss Carrie, B—r> Baker, and Mr and Mrs. Harry Jenne formed an auto parity and spent Sunday ilt Sun Springs. Mrs. O. R. Ross and two daugh ters of Shubert spent several days in this dtv with Joint k«eu and famil O. R. Ross came over from Seneca, Kas., aiul spent a few days with his wife and family in this city. J. A. Hill of Lincoln spent a few days this week in this city, a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. White. On Tuesday Mr. Hill left, for North Loupe, to spend a two weeks’ vacation with his mother. Mrs. George Dietseh and daughter, Miss Margaret returned to their home in Hastings. Wednesday after a visit, to the former’s mother, Mrs. Margaret Maddox. They also visited relatives in Rulo. Guy Wahl who has been employed in Kansas for some time returned to his home in this city. He will as sist in Wahl A- Parchen’s store during the absence of his father. Harvey Wahl. Prof, and Mrs. W. H. Pillsbury and two sons, Walter and Willie, of Lincoln arrived in the city the latter part of the week on a visit, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Lyford. Walter Tanner and the two Misses Bowers, Willard Sears and wife, Orville Jones, Tracy Courtrlght, Har ry and Carrie Wamsley, enjoyed an outing at Sun Springs the Fourth. Hafvey Waltl is enjoying a two weeks' vacation from his clothing store. He left this week for Meyers dale, Pennsylvania, where he will visit his aged mother. James Moss went to Atchison Sat urday to spend a few days with his son. He was called home Wednes day by the death of his brother. Win. Moss. Mrs. F. H. Talley returned to her home in Hiawatha Tuesday after a few days visit with Miss Helen Bre beck and her mother in this city. Miss Mary Startzel is visiting rela tives in Atchison this week. She will visit friends and relatives in Kansas City before returning home. Ewing Herbert of Hiawatha was a visitor to this city Sunday and Mon day. He made The Tribune a neigh borly call on Monday. Miss Crete Stewart of Hiawatha spent a few days here this week, the guest of Misses Hazel and Dorothy White. (Copyright, by J. 13. Ltpplneott Co.) Denton was to sail for Europe the following morning. He had announced that his last evening in America would be entirely taken up with packing. With that ex cuse he had refused divers invitations to farewell suppers. Yet half a dozen men from the of fice, happening around unexpectedly at the ' Taraseon” apartment house to wish him bon voyage, found his rooms In order and ids trunks all packed, and found Denton seated reading in the apartment’s one remaining chair. He received his unannounced vis itors civilly enough, and explained that his packing had taken less time than lie had expected, which ac counted for his present idleness. The men seated themselves wher ever they could tind room, whether on trunks, tables or strapped boxes. The talk turned in a few minutes to Barret’s newest story. While his six companions listened envyingly, the writer outlined the plot of this story of his. "It's almost identical with a short story of Balzac’s,” commented Denton when the recital was finished. "I never read a line of Balzac’s," re turned Barret, stiffly. "If there's any resemblance, it’s accidental. If 1—” He was interrupted by a swift, rust ling sound outside the door. Now, the “Taraseon” is a bachelor apartment house, and the rustle of skirts there is a sound uncommon enough to make men pause to listen. The knob was quickly turned, and the door opened and shut again before the men could catch their breath. Leaning against the closed door and facing them stood a girl. She was dressed with elaborate plainness, but bore the word "thoroughbred" stamped on every feature of her flushed, frightened face, on every curve of her slender, trembling figure. She stood there aghast at sight of the six men. They returned her stare Bore the Word "Thoroughbred” Stamped on Every Feature. in a dazed fashion. Then her eyes met Hariet’s and she went pale as death. Denton, attracted by the sudden silence, glanced up, taking the cigar from his lips as he did so. "Oh," he said, indifferently, "you’ve come about the wash? That's all right. Your mother called for it an hour ago. I paid her. Good-night." Then, without a word, she left the room. Barret, since his first, glimpse of her, had sat, open mouthed, staring into her face. Now he turned slowly and looked at Denton. The latter met his gaze cerelessly and resumed the subject they had been discussing when the girl's sud den entrance had chocked them. “Yes,” he said, “that story of yours, Barret, is a dead steal from Balzac. You make a mistake in not reading Balzac. He is the greatest author of the century, bar none. Did any of you men ever read his story, 'The Seal of Silence?’ " "Balzac never wrote a story by that name,” objected Carter. "I’ve read every line he ever wrote.” Barret again opened his lips to speak; but Denton, in the same care less voice, cut. in ahead of him' “I never saw the story in any of his collected works. 1 ran across it by chance, years ago, in an old maga zine. Perhaps the title was changed in translation. That visit of my washerwoman's daughter reminded me of it.” "What, had Miss—the—the washer woman's daughter to do with it?" asked Barret, in a stifled voice. "Only that it happened to be so much like a scene in ‘The Seal of Silence.’ Here’s the idea of Balzac’s story: A young Parisian named Duval is about to sail for America. Ho loves Eugenie Fnrache, the daughter of a wealthy countess. Duval is a poor hack-writer, and no match for a rich girl. But they become secretly en gaged. Tlie old countess learns of the engagement and forbids Duval the house. He is about to sail for America, as I said. He may be ab sent for years. He and Eugenie may never meet again. He has no chance to see her once more at her home. So the lovers decide on a step that neith er would have dared in cold blood. The scheme is this: The night before Duval sails, Eugenie is to slip away from home with her maid (whom they have bribed), under pretext of going to visit an old school-friend. She is to come unobserved to Duval s rooms (her maid coming along to play pro priety), and bid him farewell. A sen timental, foolish plan, if you like. But lovers who are to he parted for years are apt to be foolish and sentimental. You see, she loved him. Barrett. She loved him with all her heart. "The interview would Inst barely five minutes, and then she would re turn home. Surely It was a slight sac rifice to make for the man who was going to lose her—perhaps forever." "Where does the washerwoman ele ment come in?" asked Van Loo. who began to feel bored. "I'm coining to that. Now, as Du I val sat waiting for her, in came a lot [ of men lie know to wish him good luck on his voyage—Just as you chaps came here to-night. Among them, Barret, was a man she knew. Ills name was BelfcSntaine. Ho was an old lrlond of hers, and a constant vis itor at the countess' house. He knew nothing, of course, of Eugenie's en gageinent to Duval." "Well?" asked Barret In the same stifled voice. “Well," resumed Denton, lighting another cigar, "the men were loafing around Duval's room, talking, when suddenly in came Eugenio. Shu had left her maid in Hie hall and laid come in alone—to confront a roomful of men. She just stood still a second, panting with terror. She saw ilelfon taine and knew he recognized her. If he once let out the secret of her pros cnee there she was disgraced forever. The visit was innocence itself; but tlie whole world would condemn her unheard.” "How did she get out of it? What did Del- w hat's-his name do?" "Before Belfontaine could say a word, Duval used almost the same words I did to that washerwoman’s girl tonight, lie asked if she had come for the wash, or some such ques tion, and sent her away, leaving tho other men to believe she was really some working girl.” "And Belfontaine?" asked Van Loo. Denton laughed. "Why,” he said, "that’s the very point of the whole story; and tiiat’s just where this miserable memory of mine fails me. I don’t remember what Belfontaine did. You see, Eu genie's safety, her whole future, hung on Belfontaine. All the other men present were strangers to her. But Belfontaine was a different proposi tion. Why, Barret, the poor girl's life lay in the hollow of his hand.” Denton's voice had lost Its habitual carelessness and there was a ring of genuine appeal In it. i it ten you wnat Beitoutaine did, suddenly announced Barret. "What! Bo you—” "Yes. 1 remember the story per fectly now. I must hnve read it in the same magazine that Denton did. I suppose, Denton, the magazine may have been lying about your rooms somewhere and I picked it up.” “No doubt, no doubt!” assented his hyst gagerly. “And I—" "WhaT rlld the "man do?" broke In Van I.oo. Barret sat silent a moment before continuing. His face was very white, and there were in it lines that had not shown earlier in the evening. He was looking out of the high window, across the city. "You forgot one point in the 'Seal of Silence,’ Denton,” he began at last, Ills eyes wandering over the distant river-lights as lie spoke. "Or perhaps you never grasped the point at aB; Belfontaine loved Eugenie.” Denton started, then tried to cover his confusion with a laugh. "He loved her,-” . went on Barret. "They had been friends all their lives, and from childhood he had worshiped j her. She knew nothing of his love. He had tried to succeed in life with the wild hope of winning her. Then came that horrible evening when lie met her face to face in Duval's rooms. He knew nothing, at first, of her motive for coming there. All he knew was that his idol and his life-hopes lay crushed in the dust. Then Duval found a means of telling him the whole truth, and he—” “And he—"echoed Denton. “Say,” broke In Carter, "this Is a fake story from first to last. I've read Balzac's works from beginning to end, and he never wrote a story on such lines. The plot, the style, the han dling, are utterly unlike Balzac. I be lieve it’s a story Denton made up, and that he told it to us by way of ‘try ing it on the dog’ before sending it to ft magazine. And I believe Barrett knows it’s a fake, too. and is Just try ing to help Denton out." “Pardon me," remarked Barret, "but I happen to know it is not a ‘fake,’ as you call it.” "Well, then,” said Carter trium phantly as the men rose to go, “how do you reconcile your knowledge of the story with what you said half an hour ago about never having read anything of Balzac’s?” Laughing to think bow easily he had detected the fraud and routed his foe, Carter shook hands with Denton and left the room without waiting for Barret’s reply. The others trooped out after him, Barret going last of all. Barret turned as he reached the door-way. For a moment he and Dan ton stood face to face. “Duval was a cad—a miserable, con temptible ead, Denton,” he said slow ly, “to permit a girl lie lov^d to take such a terrible risk.” Denton bowed his head in silence. Then he stretched out his hand ap pealingly toward the departing guest. “But Belfontaine—what did Belfon tained do?” he implored. Barret ignored the proffered hand "Belfontaine?" he replied. “Why, he kept silence. What else should he do? But, of course, it was hard for a cur like Duval to understand that Good night, Denton. Bon voyage!” Eastern Banks Pay Big Dividends. The Hongkong & Shanghai Bank ing corporation paid dividends and bonuses aggregating 34 per cent, for 190b The Alliance bank of Simla paid 14 per cent Celebrate the “Fourth" with Fireworks for the BOY But Celebrate for WIFE or‘ HER” by buying a piece of Tableware. Brooch. Collarpin or other small article she wants and see how much pleasure it will bring to YOU. Try it THIS Fourth.” It will cost you only a trifle, if you get it at JAQUET’S The “Old Reliable’’ Jeweler and Optician FARMERS YOU BETTER HURRY and get one of our PEERING BINDERS with which to cut your grain this year. It needs no expert to run it. 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