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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE
Entered as second-class matter at
Falls City, Nebraska, jn-ist office, Janu
ary 12. 1904, under the Act of Congress
on March 3,1870.
Published every Friday at Falls City,
The Tribune Publishing Company
E F. SMARTS. Manager
One year.. .
Six months . _. .. .'■>
Three months.... - - .40
Germany does not like our new tar
iff hwB, Strange!
The loss of life by flood at Mon
terey, Mexico, and adjacent commu
nities, is placed at 1,200, and the
property loss at $20,000,01)0.
When you go to the polls don’t for
get that we need a coroner, and that
Dr. George W. Renoker lias had the
experience and would enjoy sitting
over the remains of the democracy
The Union Pacific railway is to
establish a railway school at Omaha,
the same to he known as a "bureau
of Information." We always have
contended that railroad people had a
few things yet to learn.
Of course it was tin American who
plucked the greatest honors at
Rheitns in the contest between the
aviators of various nations. Glen II.
Curtiss, lie made It is opponents look
like "selling platers," passing the
best of them at the three-quarters.
All three of tlie nominees for su
preme judge on the republican ticket,
Judges Sedwick, Games and Faw
cett, have had experience on the
supreme bench, as well as on the dis
trict bench, and the ticket is con
sidered a strong one by democrats
arid republicans alike.
The stricken city or Monterey,
Mexico, Is to be aided by tile 1’nited
States In a substantial manner. The
world Is getting hotter all the time.
There was a tilin' when American sol
diers thirsted for the blood of the
people of Monterey; today we sym
pathize with their people and tender
them aid in their time of need.
Kd ward II. Harrlman says that lie
is all right, and would like to lie
left alone. And it does look as if a
sick man ought to he allowed the
privilege of rest and seclusion if he
so desires. This thing of being
a great railway magnate and having a
whole nation listening for the death
rattle in the' throat Is not so pleas
ant. after all.
A. l>. Sargent, candidate for sup
erintendent of schools, is a young
man who has spent years in fitting
himself for school work, lie lias
kept himself abreast with advanced
methods of education and would put
the energy of a young life into the
work. The voters of the county can
make no mistake by placing Mr. Sar
gent at the head of the county
t’orn sold in 1896 at forty-eight cts.
a bushel, and wheat at seventy-two
coats, whereas in 1908 the prices of
these staples were seventy five and
ninety-seven cents respectively. Mess
pork, which sold at $11.75 and mess
■ beef at $11.00 In 1896, sold at $17 nnu
$14.50 respectively In 1008, and at
$22 and $14 respectively in dune last.
It Is a good thing to keep these prices
of important commodities fresh in
In the National Forests of the
southwest, stockmen have suffered a
serious loss through the cattle eat
ing oak leaves, grass being extreme
ly short there this season. It seems
the oak leaves and sprouts contain
a large percentage of tannic acid,
and that tannic acid raises a commo
tion in the stomach of the bovine
that is beyond the skill of the cow
doctor. Tannic acid! Where have
we heard that word before?
W. I’. Fergus has been before the
public eye long enough in this county
to establish for himself a reputation
as a splendid public official, llis ser
vice as sheriff several years ago and
later chief of police in this city, prov
ed that he was a careful, fearless
officer. As a clean man both in pub
lic and private life, he has no su
periors. if you are looking for the
very best men in the county for
places of public trust, Mr. Fergus is
one of them.
The Burlington road during the
fiscal year, carried approximately
twenty million passengers without
killing one. This remarkable record
was not equalled, so far as known
through any official announcement, by
but one other road, the Pennsylvania.
The fiscal year closed June 30, 1900,
but the figures are not yet complete.
The number of accidents also was
remarkably small, all of which is
attributed to better discipline among
the employes and the installation of
block signals and other safety devices,
mid tbe improved vmethods of track:
nml bridge construction and main-'
tenance. During IMS the Burlington
carried a total of 1S»,2H,400 passen
To the man who has an impure pro
duct to dispose of, the law looking j
to the suppression of traffic therein,
seems arbitrary and unfair—the law
always looks that way to an offend
er. /Ml that is necessary in order to
see the justice of the Jaw is to ad
just yourself to it - get in line with
it—stop handling rotten eggs, wormy
prunes, fly-specked arid shelf-worn
breakfast foods, etc. The law is all
right—the man who grumbles at It
is all wrong.
it. \V. Daggett of Salem is the
choice of the republican party for
county clerk. He is qualified for the
position and not lagged as a chronic
office seekers; in fact liis friends at
Salem forced thin move in lieu of his
misfortune in losing a limb, that be
fel him a year ago. To know Roy
Daggett is to assist him to the office
Ills Inline precinct asks for him, well
knowing his qualifications and manly
principles. They are for Daggett, re
gardless of politics.
Our friend George IleU-hers, who
will be the next county treasurer, is
certainly fitted for the place. As
deputy under Martin Zook, he did
valiant work on delinquent and pro
fessional lax dodgers. He made lids
county more money in looking up
back taxes than any man we ever
had in office and proved himself an
expert along that line. lie lias
done clerical work all his life and is
in every particular qualified for this
position of trust.
Drank Bobs, the republican candi
date for register of deeds, is a
young mini who has been a faithful
worker In the ranks ever since he
gained his majority His qualifica
tions for the office are beyond ques
tion. lie is a genial, affable young
man, who is always ready to do a
good turn where occasion requires.
A vote for this gentleman would not
only be a reward of merit for his
loyalty as a worker in the ranks, but
would he a credit to the party should
they elect him to the office.
There is net u voter in Richardson
county who will question Judge
Scott’s fit ness _ and thorough knowl
edge of the requirements of county
Judge'. There is not a man in the
county who would ghe the duties
of that office more careful ami pains
taking attention - than Judge Scott.
There is not a man in the pounty
who is as free from political bosslsm
as Judge Seott. Is not this the class
of officials the voters of today are
looking for? The man who is chain
ed and gagged by a political boss is
a most undesirable) official, especial
ly upon the bench.
Subscribe for The Falls City Trib
une. f 1.00 per year.
“Every dollar put by today comes
to you as a gift tomorrow.”
“Those who save soon cease to
‘“Get' is a good servant, but
‘Keep’ is a better one."
“Of all glad words of pen or
tongue, the gladdest are these
— I saved when young."
“The greatest pay streak is the
“A dollar in the bank does you
more good than a hundred
Get one of those'jVcst Pocket
Savings Banks at
Falls City State
And commence the saving habit now j
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Tans and Blacks
THE H. M. JENNESHOE STORE;
Is Our Land too High?
This Isn’t a mil estate advertlae
inent, neither is it a boost. Rather,
is it the recital of one of the lessons
learned from a Journey of more than
five thousand miles over the agricul
tural lands uf eight western states.
|.’or several years Richardson
county farm lands have been increas
ing in value with amazing rapidity,
until the statement that "land is too
high" has become a phrase of con
stant repetition. The fact is that
Richardson county land is today
among the cheapest lands in the
The experience of every land own
it in the county was tersely ant! ■
truthfully expressed by Mr. James L
Slocmn, when he said:
"I have never bought Richardson
county land without making money,
and 1 have never sold it without los
This experience will be repeated
fit tn - next ten y;rs as i ft • n m.u
as fully as il lias occurred in the
1 saw the famous wheat lands of
California that have been so often
featured in the press. These lands
lie in the valleys of the mountains
largely, and their golden fields with
the picturesque surroundings make
them beautiful to look upon. You
cannot buy tills land for less than
$250.00 per acre.
Yet nothing but wheat can be rals
ed upon them because of climatic
conditions. Ten years ago forty
bushels of wheat to the acre was a
good crop; today, because of the con
slant succession of wheat crops,twen
ty and twenty-five bushels are called
good crops. The land is dying as
agricultural land and (he day of the
commercial fertilizer lias come to
The little clover plant that puts
its tiny hands Into the air and draws
therefrom the nitrogen and stores it
in the soil to renew its fertility and
preserve Its productiveness for the
children of other generations will not
grow there; neither will corn, nor
alfalfa, nor (lie numerous other re
munerative crops that we see in old
Richardson upon every hillside.
Who would consider paying ?2i»0.00
an acre for a Richardson county
farm so crop worn as to require com
mercial fertilizer and that would
not raise corn, nor clover, nor
When l saw such land selling at
his price and thought of our won
derfully productive and'versatile scrll.
and knew that in the natural course
of events our farms will be product
ive long after the California lands are
as dead as a New England farm, 1
commenced to change my ideas con
cerning the oft repeated .statement
that our land is too high.
1 saw the wonderful fruit and mel
op lands of Colorado. 1 saw the
peach orchards at Palllsades and the
apples at Grand Junction. 1 have
seen as fine apples from the hills of
Uarada, as 1 saw at Grand Junction.
But 1 saw fruit farms at Grand
Junction that 1 have never seen at
I saw orchards that have been
sprayed ten times this year.. I saw
orchards cultivated as they cultivate
the orange groves in southern Cali
fornia, as barren of weeds and plant
growth us Is fttOhe street in Falls
City. 1 saw apples packed, not in
barrels, bless you, but In small boxes,
with each apple wrapped in oil paper
and each box billed for London, Eng
land. And 1 saw a ten acre orch
ard that sold this spring for FOUR
THOUSAND DOLLARS an acre.
1 thought of the time when we will
come to know our own land ami to
learn how generous she can be if we
but give her the chance. 1 saw the
time when the orchards will cover
the bluffs of the Missouri to our
north. 1 saw the intelligence and
labor of man applied to these lands
as 1 saw it done at Grand Junction,
and 1 changed my mind about the
oft repeated statement that our land
is too high.
And tln'ii 1 saw the people. 1 saw
them at the 4th of .Tuly celebrations
as we sped across New Mexico; 1
saw them by thousands upon thous
ands at the lClks convention at Los
Angeles; 1 saw them by train and
steam ship loads as they sped north
ward towards the exposition at Seat
tle; I saw them at the resorts in Ne
vada, Utah and Colorado; and 1
thought of a mighty nation, which, by
emigration and natural increase, is
filling up with human souls at the
rate of millions a year. And the
question occurred to me, who will
feed them as the yyars go by?
1 knew of new wheat countries be
ing opened up in the Dakotas, the
Provinces of Canada and the great
northwest. I knew that great irriga
tion projects were being financed to
settle this mighty problem of fur
nishing food for the children of men,
but 1 also knew that while new
wheat countries were being opened
up. and great irrigation projects were
being successfully promoted. the
great corn belt was limited by cli
mate; that God Almighty had said to
the corn farmer, "Thus far, but no
I saw in all this a demand for
corn that would constantly Increase
while the supply must of necessity re
main practically stationary. What
the demand exceeds the supply, is a
question easily answered; and what
will happen to the price of corn when
will happen to the price of corn land
with its crop growing more valuable
with each passing year, was so ap
parent to my mind that I changed my
id a about the oft repeated statement,
that our land is too high.
When we boarded the Pullman at
Denver for home we met Mr.and Mrs.
O. A. Cooper of Humboldt, who were
returning from Seattle, the National
Park and the northwest. Their trav
els had taken them through states
that we had not entered, so we c om
“1 left home thinking our land was
selling loo high,” said Mr. Cooper,
' but I return impressed with the fact
that it isn’t high enough.”
And then he told me of his experi
ences in the northwest that were sim
ilar to those related here.
Our parties drifted to the rear
platform of the observation car and
we watched the country as it flowed
swiftly past us. It was evening, and
we were nearing Nebraska. The
rails stretched toward the golden
west until the lines met in the far dis
tance. The night wind was ris/ng
and we were all quiet and thinking
of home, for folks always grow quiet
and think of home when the darkness
gathers and the night winds rise.
“Benkeleman,” called the brake
man, and the brakes ground on the
wheels and the train's speed slacken
ed and stopped.
“We are in Nebraska,the best state
in the Union,” said Cooper, “And,”
he continued, “if I had a hundred
thousand dollars in idle money 1
would put every cent of it in Rich
ardson county land at its present
price, wouldn't you?”
A hundred thousand was a tidy lit
tle sum, and I didn’t want to spend
it for a minute anyway, but 1 finally
‘No, but I would invest ninety-nine
thousand of it in that way, and then
L would spend the other thousand
traveling around and looking at the
other fellow's land, so that when the
journey was over and I had grown
tired, I could turn my face homeward
with a broader and better apprecia
tion of “my own land.” X
—Don’t forget this is the right time
to putin your concrete walks. Plenty
of rock, sand and cement on hand to
do your work on short notice. Don’t
forget we build concrete stock tanks
of all kinds on short notice. Phones
111, 119, 337—or a postal card will do
the business.—Charles' Heineman.
In Prosperous Washington County,
Kas.—We Raise The Stuff.
No. 36 -113 acres, joins Haddam,
80 acres under plow, nice large im
provements. Only $75.00 per acre.
No. 6—120 acres, 5 miles out, 05
acres under plow,10 in alfalfa, rest in
pasture and timber. Good improve
ments. $7,500; time on $4,500,
No. 68—150 acres, 3 uailGs out, 80
acres in cultivation, (creek bottom)
6 acres alfalfa, balance pasture and
meadow. Lots of timber. Good
Luildings. $9,000 $3,000 cash, bal
ance can run ten years at 5% per
No. 69—200 acres only 2% miles
out. 140 acre's under plow, 20 acres
meadow, balance pasture. Good large
improvements. $70 per acre. $6,500
can stand 3 years at 6 per cent int.
Full description , on application.
Farms of all sizes. Good terms.
C. H. KARGES,
Dr. Abernethy, the great English
physician, said, “Watch your kidneys.
When they are affected, life is in
danger.” ' Foley’s Kiduey Remedy
makes healthy kidneys, corrects uri
nary Irregularities, and tones up the
whole system. Kerr’s Pharmacy.
Don't waste your money buying
plasters when you can get a bottle
of Chamberlain’s Liniment for twenty
five cents. A piece of flannel damp
ened with this liniment is superior to
any plaster foT lame hack, pains in
the side and chost, and much cheap
er. Sold by all druggists.
Good opportunity- A well established
Ohio corporation seeks correspondence
with a live man with $5,000 to $5,000 to in
vest in an established manufacturing business
that will stand the most critical investigation.
No ri>k. Sales made to City, County and Town
ship officials and corporations. A man with ordi
nary ability can make a big success. This is
your opiKjrtunity. We place you in a position to
manage and control the business in your home
territory. If not for yourself, it will pay you to
investigate for someone you may l>e interested
in. For further particulars, address J H.
Scblafly, Pres t., 1033 Belden Avc., Canton, Ohio.
Copyright 1909, by C. E. Zimmerman y o.-.No. 5J
| jVjO ladies’ out
1 ^ fit is quite
out a Silver Purse.
There is that same dis
tinction in the kind that
comes from our store as
there is in every article we sell. Things of this kind
must be of the right kind or they become vulgar, and
there is no lasting satisfaction in possessing them.
The Old Reliable Jeweler Jt p | Jl A*\| IPT
Opposite Postoffice r\» Cl* «J/Av^v/IZ* I
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KANSAS CITY. MISSOURI
The G. A. R. and W. R. C.
WILL HOLD A
Grand Basket Picnic
AT THE CITY PARK
Thursday, September 2d
C. F. Reavis will addrees them in the morn
ing and Tom Majors in the afternoon. A free
Pork and Bean Dinner for all.
Camp Fire in the Evening
Low Rates for Autumn
To the Northwest—Cheap one-way Colonist fares to the North
west, Puget Sound and California, September 15th to October 15tfc;
daily through trains to the Northwest via the Great Northern; also
via the Northern Pacific. To California, daily through tourist
sleepers via Denver, Scenic Colorado and Salt Lake City.
Round Trip to Pacific Coast—Very low Seattle and California
round trip excursion tickets on sale during September. This is the
last chance to obtain these cheap rates for the greatest railroad
journey in the world.
Eastbound—Special round trip rates to Chicago, Kansas City.
Lincoln, Omaha, tst. Joseph, St. Louis, August 28th to September
5tb and from September 11th to September 10th. Daily low thirty
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September is the last^month for the special vacation rates to
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