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About The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 12, 1909)
I-1 SOLD BY
J. C TANNER
There’s A Reason
There's a reason lor doing all things. The ‘‘reason” in this
case for vour giving us your
Grain, Flour and Feed
business, is that <>l -A-I.-I-T-V is our most important watch
word. When you get it have it of the first quality. Free
delivery to all parts of the city. We are located
Just West Palls Citv Auto Co.
Aldrich & Portrev
PALLS CITY, NEBRASKA
I am trying to make a
They tell me he is strictly up-to
date and well posted on all classes
of domestic animals and also_farm
property in general.
He can certainly please you, as he has had s xtcen years expe
rience. He is also from Missouri, and if given the opportunity-wit.
SHOW YOU" results. 1
BEFORE ARRANGING DATE. WRITE, TELEPHONE
or TELEGRAPH (at my exponse),
J. G. WHITAKER
Phones 168-131-216 Falls City. Neb.
Early Winter Excursion Rates
TO CHICAGO: The National Farm Land Congress and United
States Land and Irrigation Exposition, also The Great International
Live Stock Exposition, the most wonderful exhibition of farm pro
ducts ever held in this country. Students of modern farming
methods and of improved grades of live stock should attend; rates
open to the public
Tickets sold November 15th. 19th, 2Sth. 24th. 50th. Dec nth
and 7th; final limit Dec. 15th.
TO OMAHA National Corn Exposition, Dec. t.tli to 1 stli. A
new Exposition in character and scope. The future benefits of this
Exposition should mean increased wealth to every farm.
WINTER TOURIST RATES' Daily from November 1st, to
Southern and Cuban resorts. See the New South and enjoy its
winter climate, the hospitality of its people and the luxury of its
TO THE PACIFIC COAST: The usual winter tourist rates to
California with return via Puget Sound.
HOMESEEKERS EXCURSIONS: First and third. Tuesdays to
the south and west during November and December.
L. W. WAKELEY, G. 1’. A., Omaha
E. G. Whitfokd, Ticket Agent
j THAT SUIT
"John, dear, may I interrupt you jus’
a moment?” timidly began Mrs. Tibbs.
"Yes, dear," replied Tibbs, laying
down his paper.
"I want to talk to you about my
suit I am worried to death about it.”
"What suit is it, my dear? You doti’t
need another suit, do you” You just
got a suit "
"John! How ran you say such a
I thing? You know 1 haven’t had a suit
j for a long time,” retorted Mrs. Tibbs.
"Anyway, you said I could hive it.”
"Oh. did I? Well, how about the
, suit you just got? The suit we’ve
i been talking about so long?”
"That’s the suit I mean."
"t cm quite sure you told me the
other day that you hud ordered it.”
"Well, you never more than half
listen to what I say." She fished two
samples out of Iter portrnionnaie.
"Now I want you to tell me honestly
which of these you like better. Please
put your mind on it for a minute.’’
Tibbs took tlie samples and eyed
"When did you get them?" he asked.
"Those are the same that I showed
you before "
Tibbs looked at them n little more
"So they are.” he admitted, “but
why are you asking me about them
again? Do you think I'll change my
"Which do you really like?” she
went on. Ignoring his question.
"I told you the other day I liked the
light goods," he answered rather ab
ruptly and tossed them into her lap.
"That's just the trouble. Men have
such queer taste. I hoped you’d like
the dark stuff."
“Do you like the dark thing better?”
"No It does not make a particle of
difference to me. Auntie likes the
dark cloth better, though, and Mabel
likes I lie light, but she's going to get
a light suit made the same way and I
didn't want them to he so near alike.
We go out together so much, you
know. Uut. Mabel was awfully nice
about it. She thought It might be
nice if tiiey were something alike
Goodness! I don’t want to make a
"1 don’t see how you can make a
mistake,” said her husband reassur
ingly. “If you like them both it makes !
no difference which you take. Shut
your eyes and grab ”
"Why can’t you treat it seriously?
1 suppose you men simply don't under- I
"I admit I don’t understand. You j
asked my advice and I gave it the best
I could," he replied
"Well, what is il you don’t like
about the dark material?" ,
"I thought it looked rather cheap?
"Now isn't that funny? You think
tiio dark looks cheap and 1 think the
light looks cheap, and besides it seems
kind of sleazy. That’s the reason I
ordered the dark."
"So you’ve ordered it alter all? Yon
just said you didn’t order it,"
"What I said was that I didn’t order
it the other day.”
“What is the argument for if it's all
"I can change the order easy enough.
Of course I wouldn't think of taking
the dark if you think it looks cheap."
"T didn't say it looked cheap.”
"You certainly did. You said it
"Well, if 1 did I didn’t mean it. What
1 meant was that it looked compara
tively cheap. Compared to the other,
"Well, don't you think the light
stuff’ looks kinds of sleazy?”
“Maybe it is, but that's one reason
1 like it.”
“Well, if I can't get the dark goods
perhaps I'll take the light after all."
"What do you mean by not being
able to get it? I thought you said you
had already ordered it?”
"I did, but Mons. Blanc, you know,
only has the samples, lie has to send
out and buy the material after you se
lect it. He said he’d call me up this
evening and tell me whether he could
get It or not He knows I’m worried
to death. There's the telephone now.
I'll bet you that's who it is.”
"Now' what do you think of that?
Isn't it exasperating?" she exclaimed
upon tier return to the library after a
long conversation with the tailor.
"What’s wrong now?"
"He says he can’t get the dark
"That's good," exclaimed her hus
band. "That puts an end to the argu
“Why, John, how stupid! Don’t you
see that he tells me he can't get the
dark goods because he wants to sell
me the light material?"
"I don't see how that follows at all.
He doesn’t care which he sells you.
He wants you to be satisfied."
"Then that makes it worse. If the
dark is really all sold out, It proves
what I thought, that It is the best.
Goodness! I don’t know what in the
world to do."
"You’ll have to do something. What
did you tell him?”
"1 told liiui to go ahead with the
light. What else could I tell him?”
Tibbs heaved a sigh of relief and
picked up his paper.
"Now just one more question, John,
and l won't bother you any more. How
would you have the skirt made, plaited
or plain? They're making them both
ways. Now auntie thinks—”
"Gee whizz!” interrupted Tibbs
rising and jerking out his watch. 1
almost forgot an important euga '
ment. I'm half an hour late as it i
I'll not be out late Don't wait u;>."
It W as a Convincing D<-mon,stratioa
Ellery first noticed the low browed
individual when he paused at a show
window to gaze therein at a hectic ar
ray of fascinating socks. The man
brushed up against him, jarring the
small package which Ellery carried j
beneath his arm ko that he had to re
adjust his grasp of it.
It was a small box neatly tied up In
fresh paper with violet cord, because
ltis sist >r had attended to that detail.
It looked as if it inigiir be a jeweler's
plush box containing a diamond neck
lace or something of the sort, but in
reality it held two sandwiches.
This was because Ellery is an ab
sent-minded individual who will not
heed the call of hunge r unless some
one is at hand forcibly to C-ad him to
a meal. Of late he had been working
nights and forgetting to go out to
dinner, coming out of his trance about
ten o'clock, ravenous and faint.
"If you put this box in front of you
upon your desk," his sister had told
him with faint sarcasm, "maybe you’ll
remember to open it and eat the con
tents while you work."
Ellery had obediently carried tha
box downtown with him. It was small
enough to escape general notice, but it
seemed to have attracted the low- j
Indeed, at the entrance to a conveni
ent alley that lurking individual sud
denly gave Ellery a push and made
another unsuccessful grab at the box.
Then he speedily bit the dust, because
Ellery In his indignation and alarm
had immediately squared off and hit
back, chance planting his fist on the
sensitive spot of t he low-browed man’s
In the resultant confusion the man
scrambled to his feet and (led. The
box was recovered by its owner while
the assembled populace cheered him J
for so ably defending his “property.
Ellery is a man of peace. Under or
dinary conditions he would beg par
don of a fly if he got in its way. How
ever, In his ears still rang pleasantly
the plaudits of the street crowd as he i
entered the general office and related :
“You say you actually hit him?” de
manded Busby with a look of incredu
"You—in a vulgar street fight!"
mourned Williamson. “Oh. you shock
me, dear boy."
"Maybe you think I'm a coward!”
“No, oh, no," soothed bummer. “But
are you sure you really hit hifu?”
For answer Ellery’ walked into his
private office and slammed the doer.
1'nconsciously he doubled up his arm
and felt his swelling biceps with a
certain tierce pleasure, lie measured
a good five feet eleven and was broad
of shoulder and inwardly lie writhed
at the incredulous tones which had
been employed by the men in the outer n
office. That they should think him in
capable of worsting an opponent or
even of hitting back rankled in his
mind. That he was mild of manner
and reserved of speech was no reason
for putting him flown as a mollycoddle
afraid to call his soul his own.
All day in intervals of work the lit
tle sting kept recurring to destroy El
lery's peace of mind, to rouse in him
a spirit of wrath. In a subconscious
way lie knew the men in the office
hud talked the matter over and he
could imagine their comments, and
their winks. Maybe they even went
so far as to think he hail exaggerated
had even told a falsehood.
In a sort of fury Ellery worked on
that evening, devouring his sand
wiches with slow, fierce grinds of Ills
jaws, his brows straight and frown
ing. He did not realize that those
sandwiches had been lovingly filled
with lettuce and mavonaise and
chopped nuts—they might just as well
have been spread with sawdust.
He started home about ten o’clock.
.lust as he reached the deserted
corner of the building from the shad
ows stepped a man with the gruff
command. "Hands up!”
There was no one else In sight, so
it was useless to call for help. The
man was bigger than Ellery but El
lery's exasperation at this second as
sault in one day overcame ali other
With an inarticulate howl and the
blood thumping in his temples, Ellery
made a leap at the robber in sublime
disregard of a possible six-shooter. His
assailant crumpled up like a paper
man beneath the shock of Ellery's
weight. Without any wasting of
breath in preliminaries Ellery pro
ceeded to pound the man's face as if it
were a particularly tough beefsteak
which he was in a hurry to make ten
der. The joy of onset was still upon
him as he pounded away, but his op
poneut twisted his countenance aside
to escape that implacable fist.
“Stop, Ellery, stop!” gasped a
strangely familiar voice.
Looking closely the gladiator saw it
was Lummer from the office. Speech
less he removed his knees from Ltim
mer’s chest and arose, staring, Lum
mer remained sitting on the pavement,
touching tils mangled countenance in
a gingerly fashion with trembling fin
gers and looking extremely sick and
downhearted. Still Ellery waited, his
Holding his head betwen his hands
Lummer spoke again, a trifle wearily.
“Busby wins,” he said. "Busby be
lieved you really did hit him. And I
—I believe it now!"—Chicago Daily
And it isn't always fear of being
considered dishonest that keeps men
from stealing a kiss.
Men's Suits and Overcoats
Worth $18 and $20
How Going at
You are perfectly welcome
to try them on
Will Let the Clothes
Do the Talking
Special Sale of
Cut Glass Samples
We have purchased Cut < dass Samples of om;
of the best houses in the business, and offer
them to you next week
At Prices Much Below their
They will be displayed in our south window.
A savin a- to you. See the line of hand-painted
and rail plates, at
Chos. M. Wilson's
Horses and Mules
4 TO 20 YEARS OLD
Just so they are fat and broke to work. You tanners all saw
ine buy a load last Saturday a week ago. I bought every one
that came in. I can give you more for a fat one than any
man that travels the road. I buy all kinds, from a cheap one
to as good as grows. Thev never get to good for me. I buy
more than any of them. Don’t come in and tell me what you
have got at home—fetch them in and give me a chance at
them and try others.
I WILL BE IN FALLS CITY
At Chapman's Feed Yard
Saturday Nov. 19-20
Two days. Be sure and come in. I want to biiy two
loads. Don’t forget the date. Tell your neighbors,.
THE MAN WHO BUYS THEM ALL
EDGAR R. MATHERS
Phones: Nos. 177, 217
Sam’l. Wahl Building
DR. C. N. ALLISON
13 R N 'F f S 'F
Phone 248 Over Richardson County
FALLS CITY. NEBRASKA
R R. ROBERTS
Office over Kerr’s Pharmacy
Office Phone 260 Residence Phone 271
CLEAVER & SEBOLD
REAL ESTATE AND LOANS
NOTARY IN OFFICE
Advertising is the fer
I tilizer of dull business ”
^F soil. Its work is magic. Thin, fe
Jr weazened trade becomes a thing of ■
H power when its roots feel the healthy ■
jl sunlight of publicity. fi
9 XOL'R AO. IN OUR NEXT ISSUE |
•i WILL TROVE IT. ■
(Copyright, l.w. by W. N. It.)
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