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The Point in Question
THE KINDLY CRITIC
There is a big difference between j
Ihe autumn leaves of the city and of
the woods. Walking along the streets,
at this season of the year one sees j
men laboriously at work sweeping and
raking up the fallen leaves and burn
ing them in heaps in the gutter lest
they accumulate and prove unsightly,
and the smell of burning mingles with
perfume of cooking cabbage on the I
block, and the soul of man whose
province it is to pass by is made sad.
But out in the woods it is different.
Who cares how many leaves fall? The
great trees have lost most of the
leaves they once possessed, and seem,
like some great vessel, to be taking j
in sail for the approaching winter I
winds. The smaller trees and bushes |
cling still to their leafy covering, tmw j
flaming scarlet, or vivid yellow, and
between the aisles Nature has made
in the woods the brown and golden
leaves, the red and russet leaves, the
purple and green leaves are massed
into a soft carpet that rustles as one
walks upon it, sending up a perfume
thaJ is unlike anything on earth. The
sky of winter is seen through a net
work of hare branches that seem like
fairy lacework. The clatter of some
squirrel, the pat of some dropped nut
breaks the stillness. The far-off cry
of some bird follows, and all is still
again. And about one’s feet the
perfumed leaves of autumn curl and
rustle, for these are the glorious
leaves of the woods, and not the mis
erable, dirty, little bon fire leaves of
Thanksgiving! Did you enter into!
Ihe spirit, of the occasion, or did you !
carelessly remark that you had noth
ing to be thankful for? It may he
that a visit to an institution for the
blind would help you to realize what
a gooh old world it is, or that weary
weeks under the care of a physician j
is necessary to make you see cause'
for giving thanks. One has to but j
look about him to see reasons for
feeling thankful. Your neighbor on
the right has a cough, he on the left
has a sorrow; down the street is
one with a wayward offspring, up
the street is one with a family sor-1
row that will never heal—and you. j
why, all is sunshine for you, if you j
look up, and your only grievance is I
the question of money, money, money.'
But isn't it a fact that there are rich
men in Falls City of whom you could
and do say, in all sincerity, '1 do not
envy their lot in life?”
A pretty girl at the cigar counter
no doubt increases the sale of cigars.
One of our hotels is trying the • ex
periment, and it is said that several
inveterate pipe smokers have laid
their strong pipes aside and now walk
up to the cigar counter and invest
their nickles and dimes just like real
“sports,” at the same time engaging
the pretty saleslady in a conversa
tion concerning the weather or the
peculiarities and shortcomings of'our
town.” And if perchance you should
prefer “shaking” for the cigars there
is a pretty hand at your service that]
can roll out. sixes and aces in a man
ner that cinches the deal for the
house. Oh, we are progressing, in
"Fifty-cent butter by Christmas." de-l
dares the dairymen of the stale. Kx
horbitant butter prices only hastens
the day when people will become
accustomed to oleomargarine and
butterine. In Falls City the hotels, I
or at least some of them have or-j
gunized oleomargarine squads (reg
ular boarders), whose taste has be
ome so perverted by hotel fare that
they eat oh o with avidity, and like
it and Oliver Twist-like,ask for more; i
and saddest of ill some of the squad 1
grow chesty at the generous allow-1
ance of oleo, thinking they are be
ing regaled with pure creamery. I Jut I
after all, grease is hut grease.
Tile merchant is happy these days j
here in Falls City. A touch of frosty
weather and its accompanying snow,
sent the buyers scurrying hither and
yon for the needs of winter, and the
dorks have been busy in consequence.
To procrastinate, where the expendi
ture of money is involved, is human,
and with many it is not until the
winds whistle around the corners of
the house and chills the marrow and
nips the ears, that they hike for
flannels, gloves, mittens. mufflers,
and heavy footwear. True, the eat
ipiller and the squirrel said, by the
usual signs, "mild winter,” but even
those who "hank” on the catipiller
and squirrel as weather forecasters,
are influenced to part with a little
money when chattering teeth
proclaim that real winter is here, or
at least close at hand.
The moving picture show has be
come a fixed institution in every
town and city, and in a measure, is
a source of instruction and education,
as well as entertaining. Where good
order is maintained the best people
become regular patrons; where the
comfort of patrons is sacrificed to
the rough element, who fail to appre
ciate the true worth of the production,
and make themselves obnoxious to
others, people who would like toa t
tend are discouraged from so doing.
Good order is most essential wherevtr
ladies and children congregate, and
a lack of that element simply hastens
tlie day when moving picture shows
will become unpopular as a place for
women and children.
Letter From our Regular Correspond
ent at Kansas City.
Kansas City, Nov. 22, 1909. Cattle
supplies last week were of about the
j same volume as previous week, al
i though receipts on Monday were very
light. Range cattle eauie m freely,
and railroads deliver these cattle i
on the market when it suits their con
venience, without regard to special
■ market days. Prices did not make
! much net change during the week, al
though the feeling was firm all week
on killing grades and the out let good.
Stockers and feeders sold higher first
of the week but closed very little dif
ferent front close of previous week.
The run today is 20,000 head here, in
cluding 2,000 calves, almost twice
as many cattle as were here a week I
ago, and the liberal supply, togethei I
with excessive runs at other markets,
naturally lias to sell a little lower,
j steers around 10 lower, she stuff 10
to 15 lower. The heavy run of range
cattle now coming and the desire of
parties in nearby territory to dispose
of as many cattle' as possible before
winter sets in, accounts for the liber
al supply today. Buyers complain of
| lack of quality in cattle from native
i territory, indicating anxiety of owners
j to unload hastily. Prime fed steers J
; have been an unknown quantity here
the past ten days, good to choice fed
steers selling at $6.25 to $7. 75, some
steers and heifers mixed today at
$6.85, fair to medium fed steers $5.00
to $8.00, heavy fed cows $4.00 to
$4.75, cows $3.25 to $4.75, bulls $2.90
to $4.00, calves $4.00 to $7.25, stock
! steers $3.00 to $5.00, feeders $4.25 to
$5.25. One or two lots of fancy Cot
! orado Stockers reached $0,25 lately;
and high bred heifer calves weighing !
around 300 pounds sell at $4.25 to
■ $5. 25.
Hogs are c oming sparingly, run last |
week less than previous week, al
though packers persist in predicting
a heavier run. The market has had'
an upward tendency, although not
without interruption, and the 13,000
head here today is selling 5 to 10
lower, top $8.10. bulk $7.60 to $8.05,
including all weights. those above
j 200 pounds at $7.So and upwards. In
; vestment, buying provisions dropped
off last week, and lack of this crop
partly accounts for whatever weaknes
’ there is in hogs. With the half-heart-j
; ed support provisions are now get -
1 tion.and the probability of fairly good i
runs of hogs this week, a moderate i
b- line in prices should not occasion
Sheep and lambs held about steady
last week, but the market is 10 lower
today, supply 10,00<i head. Range
shipments tire falling off, and more
fed stuff is coming, top lambs today
f d westerns, at $7.40 and fed yearl
ings, 7! pounds, selling at $7.65.
! Wethers are worth up to $5.50, ewes
185.00. Feeding stock is in demand,
I units worth $6.25 to $6.5, and breed
1 ing ewes always wanted nt prices
! up to $5.50.
.LING TO LET HIM DRAW.
Withdrew Complaint Against!
Bellow Member After He Had
Heard Him Talk.
ini was an artist with an ex
u y liberal vacabula'ry, upon
. he would draw freely for the
ion of the Beefsteak club, of
h h<- was a member. There was
.dJow member of the club, says
Carr in a book called "Some 10ml
- Vic iorians," who was wont to en
in the table with little iin
|itu sketches, which he executed
li a certain degree of facility,
his innocent display of artistic
•••• offended Pellegrini, who, possi
\v moved by a measure of jealousy,
>! any one should encroach upon his
,'d:il province, insisted with some
vehemence that a club was not the
place for such exercises.
I like the boy," he said to me one
• ‘ling, “and when he talk. I listen,
nit tis pity he draw."
It was only a few evenings later
that ! entered the room and found the
voting friend who had L- <-n the sub
bd of Pellegrini’s rebuke absorbing
'he entire conversation of the crowded
'able. Pellegrini was present, and I
mild see that lie was growing restive
nder the artist's unceasing Mow of
In a momentary mm «* he turned to
me. and in an a ■ < ■ Uisper deliv
ered -his laconic judgment:
"Joe, I ave mufl<- ! imistake. Tis
Mutter he draw."—Youth's Companion.
Hobby know bo would marry Both
eventually. He had known It for 11
year—ever since that night Beth un
expectedly passed through the door
way where ho was lazily loaning, wait
ing for something Interesting to hap
"Who is she?” asked Hobby, sud
"My cousin Both." said the hostess.
"Introduce me at once," said Hobby,
”1 want to ask her to marry me."
The hostess laughed. She was used
to Hobby's extravagances.
Hobby met Both later in the even
ing. Her eyes shone on him mis
chievously and her mouth curved ns if
she expected to laugh at. any moment.
"Are you going-to rsk me to marry
you at once?” she inquired of him j
Hobby smiled. "1 ; m glad you over
heard what 1 said to your cousin.” he
replied. ‘‘Now you . re prepared for
That wuis a y.vr ago and the in
evitable, in the shape of a proposal ot
marriage from Hobby, had not come.
He knew he would 1 come engaged to
her eventually, but >r i!.- time being
things were very <■ i (able just us
He monopolized Beth's evenings
when she stayed at home. He was
her constant escort when she was
out. He felt all the satisfaction of
proprietorship. Still he was not bound,
lie could eome and go as he pleased.
He look time lor bis club. He could
pass an occasional leisurely evening
at home witli his pipe.
One night, however, he met with re- 1
verses. Beth wore a cream lace gown I
that night and—was ravishing. They i
had been invited to meet an eastern
man who was being introduced to a
good many persons. That is to say,
he was introduced until he met the
cream lace gown containing Heth.
Then he courteously declined to be in
troduced any further. He remained
beside the cream lace gown for the
rest of (he evening.
"You had every appearance of liking
it," said Bobby in a rage as he was
taking Beth home.
"I did like it very much. I have
asked him to eome to see me."
For some time after that Bobby's
club knew him not. Until the eastern ]
man departed he passed no leisurely
evenings at home with his pipe. In
fact, the eastern tr.-an gave Bobby
what is sometimes called a run for
"I am glad lie's gone,” acknowledged
Hobby, one evening about a week after
the eastern rnan had departed.
“Are you?'’ said Beth softly. “Then
I am glad too."
But Bobby did not take warning
from the eastern man. When Beth
said that soft little “Then I am glad,
too," he did not ask her to marry him
and save him further alarms. He only
relaxed, with great tranquility of soul
and eontinued to monopolize her even
ings when she stayed at home, to be
her constant escort when she went
out, to give the world to understand
that she was his property—to be very I
comfortable, in a word, with the idea
of eventually asking her to marry him.
nohhv took a fishing t:!p. For six
weeks he fished. ITe did not write
to Beth very often: it was too hard to
write when one was roughing it.
“I should have to write her every
day if wo were engaged,” thought
He sent her his biggest catch, how
ever. and felt considerable surprise
and some resentment when she did
not write enthusiastically to thank
At eight o’clock the first night after
Bobby’s return lie rushed up Beth’s
front steps. He wanted to see her
very badly. He had been gone six
Beth’s mother was sitting alone <>n
“How is Beth?” eagerly asked Bob
by. “And where is she?"
, “She was married last night,” said
Reih’s mother, quietly. "They left on
a late irain. They are going abroad
tor their honeymoon."
“Married!” exclaimed Bobby dully.
"It was all very sudden. Beth met
him the week you left. He was ex
ceedingly eager. Think of it! Mar
I ried six weeks after they first saw
. each other”
Tears stood in Beth’s mother's eyes.
She was not thinking of Bobby. She
1 was wishing that daughters did not
have to grow up and get married.
Alone in his room that night Bobby
smoked long and hard. He thought of
I many things. When he finally shook
the last ashes out of his pipe he said
one word to himself.
“Fool!” said Bobby.
He was feeling very wretched.—Chi
cago Daily News.
The two men were getting warm
over a simple difference of opinion.
They turned to .the third man.
"Isn’t a home-made strawberry
shortcake better than a cherry pie?"
demanded one of them.
“Isn't a home-made cherry pie bet
ter than any shortcake?" inquired the
The third man shook his head.
“In don’t know," he said. "I board ”
"I have been the ar hitect of my
ns i 0 rti'" , sir."
i ’f • 1] „ b„ild
' ' Be yon ,
The following excellent article on
the above subject, by Mrs. Kalloon,
was read at the last meeting of So
ros is :
School sanitation. like charity,
should commence at home, if a wise
and intelligent supervision over the
health of tlie child is maintained at
home, there will lie lint little com
plaint made for lack of hygienic con
ditions in our public schools. Many
fevers are due to the use of impure
water and the germs of diseases are
sometimes taken into our system in
our food. Many a child lias gone
to nn early grave owing to the use
of impure water or impure food. The
germ theory of disease teaches us
that lieabli is a struggle, as has
sometimes been described, between
“host and parasite“aiid“inen and mi<
robe.' Therefore, if the entrance of
our children into our public schools j
is healthful, we must as mothers sue I
that the water and food we use is |
pure and free from germs of disease.
lCxpo d and decayed fruit should
not ! > brought from tin grocery to
the home and all fruit obtained in
tin1 market should be thoroughly cook
ed before used.
Tlie surrounding conditions tliiit
either produce or prevent diseases
in our schools are largelj under the
control of our city fathers. Whether
the water the pupil uses is health
ful or not depends upon the judgment
and intelligence of these officials.
Too often our officials lack in patri
otic sentiment and are not chosen for
an efficient administration of govern
ment, but for private ends and like
many of our school boards are mere
auditing officers who have had but
little or no experience in the adminis
trative affairs of government.
At present we are unfortunate in
our water that is used by our school
children. It lias a muddy taste and
is unfit for drinking. Could it
not be improved by sedimentation and
filtration? By sedimentation, I mean
that our water should he piunpcd at
the “staii m" into large reservoirs or
cisterns and allowed to settle before
used. Much of its impurity would he
found in the sediment and its ex
posure to air would relieve it of its
muddy odor. Then if the water was
filtrated through sand, there is little
doubt but that the water used in our
schools would be healthful and palat
able This method of purification of
water is in general use in Europe anil
in come two hundred cities in the
During his school days the parent'
divides the care of her child with
the teacher and whether the room in
which he studies is properly venti
lated and kept at an healthful tem-|
perature depends upon the interest
and integrity of the faithful teacher.
The room should he kept ihnroughly <
clean and should he so sunny as to
he absolutely free from must. The
health of tic pupil is i onlingent not
only on healthful rci: act prop'r
hygienic conditions of the school
room but freedom from too close con
finement. Nothing is more baneful
to the health of a child than that
tyranny of the heartless teacher
which makes it keep perfectly still.
To compel children to sit in seats
vvh re their feet do not reach the
floor, impedes the circulation in the,
legs. To tunic them nit absolutely |
si ill on the pain of punishment is to
distress them mentally, weaken the
hack and sometimes produce curva
lure ot tin' spine Children should
not ho eoinpolled to recite in their
study seats, but should bo given that
relaxation and exercise which they
obtain in going from seat to recita
tion. A pupil should never Jie nag
ged. Continual fault-finding in a
school room destroys the pleasure of
school life and drives from the school
room that cheer that is so essential
to good health
“Youth will never live to age un
less they keep in health with exer
else, and in heart with joyfulness."
A teacher should be a model of health
and an example in deportment.
It is said that a wise physician is
a John Baptist who recognizes that
ids only mission is to prepare the
way for a greater than himself. Ev
ery mother must be u real forerun
ner of health, if she wishes to pave
To the level-headed young man,
a bank account, added to the de
termination to make it larger
means much. The names of
many such are on our books
Young man. young woman, if
your name is not on the list
would It not be wise to open an
account at once and keep adding
to it? It's the right thing to do.
The amount may be small at first
- but all things must have a be
Falls City State
And commence the saving habit now
the way for the improved sanitate ■
of our schools f'or it it the mother s
child with its Kootlnes.-t, intelliReni
healtti or peevishness, v. i111 all it*
perfections or imperfect ions that, n
become the future teacher.
—Wanted—A million bushels of
apples at the Leo Cider & Vi"».
gar Co’s, new plant.
Nov. 26, 1909.
We have nice cakes
for breakfast every
morning ever since we
found some nice syrup
to put on them. We
must use a gallon
every two weeks.
Pure Maple Syrup at
Meat Market & Grocery
Special Sale of
Cut Glass Samples
We have purchased Cut Class Samples of one
of the best houses in the business, and ofler
them to von next week
At Prices Much Below their
'They will be displayed in our south window.
A saving to vou. See the line of hand-painted
and rail plates, at
Chas. M. Wilson's
DEMONSTRATION OF THE
On DECEMBER FIRST, iqoq, for ONE DAY
ONLY, Mr. P. J. Bulliss, State Traveler for
the New Home Sewing Machine Co., will be
with us and help demonstrate the merits of
the world’s greatest sewing machine.
The New Home Machine is no stranger among
us, having been sold in the state of Nebraska
as many years as we can remember. We carry
an extensive line of these machines and we
wish everyone needing a machine would witness these demonstrations.
We have them in all styles of woodwork, both Rotary and Vibrating
Shuttles. We will be pleased to tell you how to buy these machines on
easy terms. ,
A souvenir will be given to the ladies attending this demonstration.
Everyone cordially invited.
Davies & Owens
RELIABLE JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS
FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA
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