The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, July 09, 1909, Image 5

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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
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. -
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-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
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
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.
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
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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
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
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
"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!”
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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
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and get one of our PEERING BINDERS with
which to cut your grain this year. It needs
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any time at our place of business, and we can
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we lead them all.
Call and see our engines, Cream Separa
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Spreader, in fact, everything in the implement
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Call and see us before you buy
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