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About The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1909)
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Oh, doar!” The cry ended In a
gasp of fright.
John Morrell turned sharply at the
f«»ot of the stairs, extending his arm
automatically just in time to receive a
fluff of white with a slender form in
its midst. Ills sturdy figure recovered
quickly from the shock of the Impact,
and he placed his burden on the
carved settee near by. As he did so
he caught a glimpse of two little red
heels on shoes of snowy kid. They
were (he Frenchiest of the French.
Ridiculous things,” he snapped. T
wonder you didn't break your neck.”
The limp Utile figure sat up with a
jerk. "They're not ridiculous at all."
tt protested, pushing one of the offend
ing objects out for further Inspection
with a dainty air of bravado. "I just
"1 never slip,” replied John tersly.
You caught one of those absurd mon
strosities on the—•'
”1 didn't I suppose 1 ought to
thank you, but you spoil it all by lec
turing." Polly's brown eyes (lashed
*t him from under long light eye
lashes. which gave them a peculiar
I have no desire to lecture, as you
call it," answered the professor stiffly.
"Your doings do not interest me in
the least.” He stalked into the li
brary. leaving Polly gazing after him
If I don't make you change your
mind before this visit is over, Prof.
John Morell,” Polly aid. setting her
tittle white teeth.
It Is hardly necessary to state that
at the end of two weeks the learned
young professor found himself very
cognizant of those little red heels
wherever tliny happened to be. He t
approved of them less than ever, but
he could not ignore their owner, al
though he till’. ill tied JO I inlet ti day
0 take himself out ol tills obsession
by the next train Only last night his
frivolous sidl urged Polly to take a
run out to ‘‘The Poplars.” in the morn
ing and had been delighted at lutr
Their toad ran through the pic
turesque section of the Wiltshire
Mills On one side were stretches of
pale s|iring verdure flecked with but
tercups and patches of star Mowers,
on the other a low fence edged a 50
fool ravine, where the railroad paral
leled (he road
Abruptly on the field side rose a
jagged cliff, and as they approached it .
at swift pace a sudden cloud of dust
arose as a huge rock from the top
crashed directly In the middle of the
\ suppressed scream from the girl,
a quick wrench of the wheel toward
the ravine by John, hut the space was
reii narrow \s the machine struck,
Polly : tdender hands lost their des
peinic crip and sin landed on tho oth
>r siilt of the fence and rolled out of
rh ■ horrified professor's vision.
1 ntnugling himself from the steer
fug gear its quick1' as possible and
: fryi* *ri? 1 * *'■ •* agonizing pain In his
dde. John clip.bed dizzily out ami
stagg -red to the ee
He gtoaned l.v.r way down the
d< --cent lay an er onscton- figure
twisted sideways Wove and below
there seemed nothing to slay her fall.
If sh<> moves' ' II 1 gasp* I as he
saw the Imp rocks at the bottom of
nhe f ally- Then he slid gingerly down
The steep slope and as he grasped the
gill's skill with nervous s ip he gave
a rob or lhaitkfr.hu - that showed him
what Polly meant to him
nigging his heels Dan the soil for a
ro- * nfs recovery, he caught the
*Mnc of s M'tle red heel wedged firm
ly in the opening of a cleft rook. The
it* pised heel had saved the girl from
n r.ti'uiion, if not from actual death.
"o up. n.cJ her eyes suddenly.
A'e you hurt ii"tch?" he Inquired,
*i • tfuisly.
-’hr winced as she sat up and
reached for her ankle “No, not much,
1 guess.” tr; to " .-.mg h t foot.
Then, in a flash, she was her feas
ting, mocking self once more.
"You'll have to untie that shoe, pro
fessor. 1 can't seem to move the sub
ject of your many satires."
Thank clod, for if, this time.” he
replied huskily, “or you might n't have
teen here.” He nodded toward the
aglv depth below.
\s John twisted the now empty shoe
Jo dislodge it it parted company with
Its little red heel He stuffed it ab
jentlv into his pocket, retied the shoe
»n Polly's foot and helped her up the
“Hey. diddle dutupling, my son
John.” she quoted merril> as they
reached the top and rested it minute.
“One head off and one head on. Why,
professor,” she gasped in astonish
ment. for the staid professor’s arms
were around her and his face was
aglow with the look an honest man
wears for “the one girl.”
"You witch, you wholly adorable
young woman,” he said. “I love you."
Now, lhat the expected had hap
pened. l’olly found, to her dismay,
she wits utterly unable to cope with
"I love you,” he repeated, softly, and
Polly discovered that she liked the
ivords and also the strong arms that
field her so closely. Then, as she felt
something hard against her cheek,
mischief shone in her eyes. Slyly
reaching into ilia breast pocket, she
pulled forth the little heel.
"And how about this?” she queried.
“Do you like it now?”
“I love them. Blessed little red
heels,” John answered with due humil
ity, and claimed the roseleaf lips so
near. F< '• <> ■'
I THE JUDGE’S
"May 1 rend your palm, sir?"
The scene was a large, brilliantly
lighted hall In the city of Minneapo
lis. Judge Robert I'nderwood paused
in his walk through the crowded ba
zar and, glancing in the direction of
the voice, saw Just before him a piet
iily draped tent with a trio of palm
ists plying their art.
The speaker, of whom nothing was
visible save a pair of large brown
eyes, the rest of her figure being
carefully shrouded In lace, so ar
ranged as to conceal all Identity, gave
him an earnest look In which he
fancied for a moment a gleam of
recognition dawned. lint the eyelids
drooped as he drew near, and seat
ing himself al the little table be ex
tended bis shapely band
"Your life,” began the palmist, "Is
a 'ong and successful one; you have
overcome diinctiltlea by a strong will
and indomitable energy, and are now
wealth}', prominent and beloved. Am
bition prompted yon to marry a lady
iif wealth and station, hut death
ririmed her afer a few yen's; you
have never filled her place, but often
you are lonely and the memory of a
boyish first love conies back 'o you,
and the luown haired gif’ you left,
nibbing In the distant eastern state,
as the train bore you away to s.-elt
you.' fortune, brings a pang of regret
She waited long for him who ne'er
came, but mark ye. sir. you will meet
again. Within a twelve-month she will
I'ecome your bride, nnd the host
}\-ar-> of your life nr«* vet to eotu
Iii the library of his beautiful home
(lint r.’rlit he gave himself up to the
memory of his first love, sweet Alice
Holden. How dear she had been until
ambition had driven her imago from
his mind Twenty years ago. and now
he was a man of 40, a well-preserved
man, with only a touch of gray show
ing at the tempi ‘s. and Alice was five
years younger. Only a slip of a girl
when lie had left her, a woman of ii'i
"I will find her,1' he said, “and if
she Is free she shall be mine.”
Two days later saw the judge
speeding hack to his native town,
where lie found only a few of ills .boy
hood friends remaining. From these
he learned that Alice, upon the death
of her parents, had left the country
village to earn her living as a teacher
tn a western .seminary, no one could
tell him where.
The week that followed was a busy
one. Returning one night from a day
spent at court, us he stepped from ail
uptown car. a poeketbook slipped ap
parently unnoticed from its owner
and fpll at his feet. The car sped on,
and, stooping, lie tucked It in an in
ner pocket, mentally resolving to ad
vertise it on the morrow. He dis
missed it from his mind until later
in Hie evening, in dressing gown and
slippers, lie opened the pretty trifle.
It was of Russian leather, and a
l.il! of small dimensions, some silver
coin and an old-fashioned photograph
met his gaze Idly he glanced at the
pictured face then with an exclama
tion of amazement he sprang to his
feet and looked again. It was His
own smooth, boyish face.
t'liable to bc!ieve his eyes, he
turned the card over, 'and there, in
h iw u handwriting were the words,
"Robert to Alice Miz.pah." "Alice,
“W'ect Alice; my lirst love," whis
pered the Judge "1 have found you.
Fate has been kind to me.”
On the lining of the poeketbook
was printed in small gilt letters Alice
Holden, the Thorndike. Rndcliffe ter
race. The next morning the judge
hoarded a car and sped on through
the great city out beyond, where com
parative quiet reigned lie found the
Thorndike to he a modest apartment
house. His heart stood still; his
(iiiest was ended, but how would lie
be received after all these years? He
would soon know, for lie advanced
A sweet feminine voice bade him
enter, and the Judge never forgot the
picture that met his gaz.e. A simple
room in its appointments, but how
homelike! Plants blooming tn the
windows, a bird singing in its cage,
bright colored mats, a writing desk,
a bookcase, and there, sitting before
an open fire, was tlie love of his
youth, hrown-eved. brown-haired, tho
same fair cheeks and red lips, only
more lovely. The girl had matured
into a most beautiful woman.
“Alice,” lie cried, “I have come
hack to you.”
me woman, w no nan risen,
stretched out both hands in greeting.
The hour that followed was a happy
one; each had much to relate, and at
its close the man pleaded humbly for
the love that now meant 30 much to
‘T.et the future years prove my de
votion,” he said, and she whispered,
with trembling lips:
“I have loved bnt you.”
“fate has been very kind to me,”
he said later; “fate In the form of a
palmist and a pocketbook.”
“’Twas not fate,” she said, after he
had departed, “but he shall never
know that 1 w as I he palmist and
dropped the purse at his feet. 1 will
make him happy. The end justifies
Waiting for the Royal Sanction.
Ashe Carte—What do you know,
dealt hoy, about these new trouser
ettes the papahs are mentioning?
Daubigny—I nevah permit myself
to be interested in such things, old
chap, until I am reliably informed,
don't you know, that the king has de
cided to wear them.
New Fall Cl
T1 JERK'S a lot of talk wandering around loose just at this time concerning the merit of Clothes,
but it's the Store back of the words that counts, and the maker of the clothes, too. We have
better goods to offer for this Fall than we showed for the same period a vear ago. The differ
ence is in the merchandise—not the price ; better styles ; better workmanship. We are selling the
best Clothes that we can buy, and our showing of the New Styles is unusually complete, and very
satisfying in color and fabric range, as well as style. We can please the man who wants to pav $35 to
$40 for a Suit, better than his tailor ; but we will-continue to specialize in medium-priced Clothes, every
garment of which is r/yftt, in style, workmanship and value.
Suits $8, $10, $12.50, $14, $16.50, $18.50, $20, $22.50
Overcoats, $7.50, $8.50, $10, ,$12, ,$15, $18, $20
Along with this Clothing of high quality we are showing an unexcelled line of Men's and Boys’
Furnishings. Men’s Two-piece,Underwear, fleece-lined, 35c and 50c per garment. Cooper Under
wear, $1.2^ and $1.75 per garment; Cooper Union Suits, per suit, si.25, $2.50 and S3.50. Men’s
All-wool Flannel Shirts, $1.50, $2.00 and S2.50. I htse are dependable goods, worthy votir inspection.
Men s Sweaters. 50c. $1.00. $1.50, $2.50. $3.00 and $3.50. Boys' Sweaters. 50c. $1,00. and $150
A choice line of Shirts. Collars. Ties and Hosiery at fair prices.
WAHL & PARCHEN
We Keep Open Until Nine o’Clock. Third & Stone Sts., Falls City, Neb.
Own a Denver
I am dividing 610 acres into 40 (
aiul 80 aero tracts, to sell oil easy j
payments. This is two miles from j
Brighton depot eighteen miles north
of Denver, thirty minute ride. Fine J
land, level, good soil. Lands joining!
improved, are very high in price. No 1
water rights at the price, estimated
cost of pumping plant $400.00, suffi-i
eient to irrigate 40 acres. Several |
tracts already spoken for. This is j
your opportunity. This land should
more than double in short time.
Price $32.50 per Acre
2720 acre ranch northeast of Mon
j ta Vista,San Luis Valley,Colo. Three
i sets buildings, fenced and cross fen
ced, all irrigated. 80 acres, cut hun
dreds of tons of hay. Over 150 acres
alfalfa. Host hay, grain and stock
ranch in the state, and the best bar
At $30.00 per Acre
j Would accept part in Eastern Nebras
S ka land.
H. E. DON CARLOS
307 Ideal Bid*.. Denver. Colo.
j C. H. MARION |
• AUCTIONEER, I
Sales conducted in £
£ scientific and busi- £
fnesslike manner £
| C. h. MARION I
) Falls City, Nebraska j
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I A camel!
4- Can Go Seven Days Without *
J. t Drinking 4
| DON’T BE A CAMEL *
£ Call Phone 66 and order a X
4* case of Bottled Soda today. ;
£ It will be delivered at your £;
£ home promptly. 4* I
| Falls City Bottling |
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—Wanted—A million bushels of
j apples at the Leo Cider & Vine
gar Co’s, new plant.
The Mondeil Homestead Lands
We are receiving thousands of inquiries about the 320-acre free
homestead lands available for settlers under the Mondell Act. These
lands are located in eastern Colorado aud Wyoming along the
Burlington. The great advantage of this new homestead law is
that the settler is permitted to take up free, 320 acres instead of 100
acres, the larger tract being required under the new dry farming
methods; northeastern Wyoming has from 10 to 21 inches of moist
ure, and has produced some of the finest crops of small grains ever
seen in the west
I personally conduct excursions on the first and third Tuesdays
of each month to these lands- Write me for special descriptive
folders, literature, etc.
IRRIGATED LANDS IN THE BIG HORN BASIN. These gov
ernment irrigated lands are being fast taken up bv settlers who
realize the coming value of the Big Horn Basin lands in view of the
railroad development in Central Wyoming.
The United States Land and Irrigation Exposition at Chicago,
Nov. 20th to Dec. 4th. will be of vital interest to the farmer.
D. CLEM LEAVER, General Agent,
Land Seekers Information Bureau, Omaha, Neb.
1004 Farnam St.. Omaha. Nebr.
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issue will prove a welcome visitor to every member of the family. It
should head your list of newspaper and periodical subscriptions.
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