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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE
Entered: as second-class matter at
Falls City, Nebraska, jwst office, Janu
ary 12, inn4, under the Act of Congress
or March 3,187'1.
Published every Friday at Falls City,
The Tribune Publishing Company
E F SHARTS. Manager
One year. ....... fl. a)
Six months .... .75
Three months .. .40
Where's the guy who said »v tt ■ t*<
to hat e a mild wInter?
Missouri r ports muh prices « \
(•optionally high No use to kick
"Nicaragua remains silent. says
a press dispatch. Ann n let the
good work continue.
Spain has been flood swept again
If that country likes water is certain
ly ought to la liappj
Farm property in the I'nlted States
has increased in value about forty
four per cent since I into
No wonder the world Is warped,
when suckeri live eternally and a
new one Is being born every min
Hut what the women would like
to hear is how much .Mrs. Cook real
ly knows and what she thinks about
Hut there ure Borne moaning bil
lows on the iloi'ii now if that I Urn! on
tidal wave got Into the baked bean
Down in Texas the governor doesn't
believe penitentlurii'S were Intended
for women and has pardoned till I lie
The greatest business year in I lie
history of the country is the record
for • ;•*>!*, according to figures com
piled b; Hradstreet.
Nick Longs worth is being men
Honed as a compromise candidate
for governor of Ohio. However, the
com promise isn't with Alice.
Admiral Dewey has just celebrated
ills 72U birthday. Nearly fourteen
years since Cousin (leorge took Ills
sea| in the good old fame wagon'
A will written on a hod slat is be
ing contested at Cmwfordville, lud
Now We'll Fee wllt't lll'f Hie COHI't call
break the will without i .'in king Hie
Expenditures for new buildings in
the I'nlted States last y< :,r were sad
million dollars. In pi •• i eul more
than In 1!M>S, and exceeding those
for any preceding year.
Worse and worse. Comes now the
revelation that a Danish newspaper
man wrote that first pretty story for
Doe Cook. \II the same it was a
“dinger" and worth the reading
With hundreds of dead and dying,
at Minefields, and many suffering nr
facing starvation, Ntcaragut seems
to have east aside opera bouffe war
fare and gone into the legitimate as
defined by (It n, Sherman,
Mr. Zeluya, we are told, boasts
that he is ,ho father of forty-two
children, only six of whom were horn
to his wives, (treat and virtuous
man’ No wonder President Diaz
and Mexico are giving him a royal
I akmlrs prosplrous.
That the farmers of the nation
have enjoyed the most prosperous
year in the history of agriculture is
stated by Secretary of Agriculture
Wilson in his thirtieth annual report
He places the revenue received by
farmers for their products for the
year just passed at $8,700,000.00.
"This revenue,” says Secretary Wil
son, “has paid off mortgages; it
lias establish td banks; it lias helped
, lo make the farmer a citizen of the
■world; it lias provided him with the
means for improving the soil and
making it more productive." One of I
the most interesting sections of Sec
retary Wilson's report is that deal 1
ing with the increases in prices of i
foodstuffs. As compared with the!
average for the period from 1896 to
1900, the relative price of all com
moditics, lie Bays, In 1909 was as
122.6 to 100.
He says that an investigation was
made of the retail price of beef in
fifty cities and that the average in
crease of the retail price over the
wholesale price was found to be ;!N
per cent. He points out lhat this
great difference between wholesale
and retail pricer on this one commod
ity, is largely due to the fact that
there are so many retail meat shops,
each one finding it necessary to main
tain delivery wagons and other equip
ments, the cost of which must be
l»orne by the consumer.—I-aFollottes
A NfcW START.
This Is the season of resolutions.
We look buekward, perhaps not so
often as we look forward to pleas
ures that are gone, hopes that have
been shattered and resolutions that
have been rudely broken. We have
dono this very thing at the begin
plug q£ each new year so far back
ns we ran renumber until it Inis be
come force of habit with us as a
What was tlie result ot our obser
vation as we ga/.ed upon our reeord
during litoit? Were we better men
and women for having ltad our share
of tli■■ good tilings and opportunities
of that year of our stewardship here
If we lost ll'ese opportunities for
improvement they tire gone forever.
There will never lie another year
I Mill, It has gone and we are stead
ily traveling In Its wake one year
nearer our tomb.
Wlnit are we going to do for
body and mind this year, that you
did not attempt to do last year? You I
are either belter or worse morally
and mentally than von were twelve
months ago You alone can answer
as to which side you have chosen to
place yourself. Are yon satisfied
with the result? If not make an
hottest effort and a new resolve now
for a vast Improvement for this the
dawning of 1PI0,
It has been growing harder for
men who drink to get or keep Jobs.
One after another the grout rnil
roads have posted notices warning
employees of Instant dismissal If
they are known to drink. Hitch a
rule lias more practical effect than
a thousand temperance lectures.
Frick’s great Iron and steel works
ill Homestead are under an absolute
total-abstinence regime. Marshall
Field iV Co., enunciated it rule which
has been followed to a less or great
er extent by other mercantile estab
lishments: "\V( will not, to our
knowledge, place la our httslnes. a
young man who drinks." Many it
bank clerk has passed a very htimll
biting quarter of an hour in the office
ef some surely company, while learn
ing that because he wits known to
drink the company would refuse to
sign his bond unless he could furnish
It acceptable security. The l ulled
States Labor Department., using per
centages based on several thousand
reports, found that ninety per cent
of the railroads, seventy-nine per
cent of the manufacturers, eighty
eight per cent of the trades and sei
enty two p r cent of the agricultur
ists discriminate against drinking
men as emplo.iees. Tin' Delineator.
England lias a sensation, created lt.v
the death of Earl Percy, member of
(In' Itritish parliament and high in
official circles, which occurred at
an obscure place in Paris It was
attributed to pneumonia or something
of that sort, but the generally a<
cepted story is that it was caused
by a bullet wound received in a duel
with another Englishman just outside
Paris, ll is said tin English
man received Percy into his home
as a friend; Percy proved treacher
ous, ami the challenge and duel fol
lowed. That sounds like old times.
Are the English-speaking people go
ing back to the old duel code of three
quarters of a century ago?
Now comes word from Washington
that an Anti-Trust League is being
organized, the members pledging
themselves to boycott any trust or
concern that forces the price of
necessities above reasonable amounts.
Gee! it's a cinch, all the members
are doomed to starve to dentil for
we don't know of anything eatable
they can’t get their hands on that
doesn't doesn't directly come under
II is said Wall street is taking
serious uoto of the raise of prices of
necessities and is looking tor tin
cause. It's so hard for Wall street
to realize that anybody else is
entitled to do any skinning.
From all over the state comes the
reports of a bountiful ice harvest and
ftom present indications there will
be plenty of ice cream next summer.
Cheap and Safe.
The small sum of $2 will buy a
$5,000 policy, good for five years,from
the Richardson County Farm Mutual
j Insurance Co., provided the building
[ has good lightning rods. Then these
policies can be renewed another five
years for the still smaller fee of fifty
cents. Smaller polic ies cost the same
The last 22 years this company has
'been thoroughly tried.and found re
| liable. \\ e have over two million
insurance in force, and constantly
| gaining new members. All the farm
property of the county ought to be
insured with us. It is folly to keep
on sending money out of the county
for good safe protection. School
boards and country churches can : an
money by insuring with us. Call
write or phone to me, over I)ittmar's
store, Falls City. Nebraska.
SAMUEL LICHTY. Sec y
BE THOROUGH. SAYS UNCLE
Pointing Out to Nephew Just How He
May Be Certain of Getting a
“If we fall, Henry," said 1’ncle III
ram to his hopeful young nephew',
you may be sure that we owe ti as a
rule not to our limitations or lo lack
of opportunities but to our lack of
ilioioughness, to our not using the tal
ents we have to the best advantage.
It Is an old. old story, Henry, but
however old a story may* be it still re
mains new to those who bear it for
the llrst. time; and are not new hear
ets coming into hearing till the time,
to whom everything, the whole world,
is new? Now let me say this say
again for your benefit.
“When I see tin* window cleaner
failing to get down into the corners to
oig out there, falling to make a per
fect. job of his work, I know not only
that lie lacks Inspiration, I know that
be lacks the two simple essentials ol
application and thoroughness; he lacks
the two elementary requirements for
getting on in the world at nil. As he
grows older he will wonder why ho
doesn't get ahead faster, and when
dull times come he will wonder why
lie is laid off while other men are kept
at work; and then, unless happily light
■ hould come to him, he'll get sour and
discontented and in his own way
cynical; he'll think that everything In
the order of tilings is wrong, that lie
isn’t getting a fair deal, when the fact
is that every man is his own dealer.
“As it is about, the window cleaner
so it is with every one of us in what
< ver we may have to do. We all of us
think we can do big tilings when, as
we say, ‘we get a chance;’ but the
truth is I hat unless we cun do a little
thing well we can't do a big thing
well and we never get a chance, litg
tilings arc made up of little tilings. If
a man or a boy couldn’t sweep a side
walk clean nobody would ihink of hir
ing Mm lo clean a c.lfcy.
‘'Don't think you’ve got a mean job
and slight It till you can get some
thing better; no matter what your
work tuny be. magnify it and dignify
it by application and thoroughness. It
is the only way to get on. and In that
way you'll lie sure to gel on. There’s
nothing the matter with the deal,
Ilenry. k’very man can have a square
deal if In* wants it hard enough, for
every man can deal for himself if lie
How the Normans Dined.
The Normans dined at nine in the
morning and supper! at'live, the Dun
dee Advertiser says. The tables of
the princes, prelates and great barons
were sumptuously furnished with
every delicacy they could procure
from foreign parts. The monks of
Canterbury had 17 dishes every day.
besides a dessert; and the monks of
St. Swithin’s, in Winchester, com
plained to Henry II against their ab
bot for taking away three dishes they
had previously been allowed. Thomas
a Heckot gave (J5 (equivalent to.CIC
in our money) lor a dish of eels.
When this proud prelate went on a
journey he had in his train eight
wagons, each drawn by live of the
strongest horses. Two of these wagons
contained ale, one the furniture of his
chapel, another the furniture of his
kitchen; the others were tilled with
provisions, clothes and other neces
saries. lie had, besides, 12 pack
horses carrying trunks containing his
money, plate, books and the orna
ments of the altar. *To each of the
wagons was chained a tierce mastiff,
and on each of the pack horses an ape
or a monkey.
No Sale of Books.
"Yes, madam," said the agent, with
a eland smile, as he opened his bag
and extracted tha volume. "1 am sure
that this hook will prove of great
value and help to you. You have chil
"Nino," said the lady.
"Exactly," said the agent. "The fact
interested me tit once, and 1 resolved
lo call. Here, said I, is a lad.v who,
l: e:e than an; etic . will find profit
and pleasure In Miss Hoshysholl’s
great work. It is called 'How to Bring
I p Children, hound in leather, costing
"It won't do for me, my dear sir,"
returned the good woman. "None of
my children are hound in leather, and
there isn't one of them that has cost
'ess than nine dollars. Here, Towxer,"
site added, turning to the bulldog,
. how the gentleman the short cut to
i Hie highway."
And the man and dog went out to
gether, only the former led the way.—
Actor Was Only Acting.
Stephen Phillips, the dramatist and
poet, whose financial misfortunes are
so widely regretted, began life 'as a
member of K. K. Benson's repertoire
company. Mr. Benson bad told him
that the great thing for an actor is to
act. "it does not matter," he contin
ued, "so much what iho words are
which the actor speaks as the im
pression which he conveys to the au
dience by those words," Then lie gave
Mr. Phillips the part of Balthazar in
"Romeo and Juliet." On the first
night Balthazar managed the first line
of his part, and then forgot the rest.
Romeo, in the person of Mr. Benson,
had to go to iiis as- stance and speak
the rest of the part for him, while
Balthazar exhibited an agony of
"What do you mean," Mr. Benson
afterwards demanded, "by going on
the stage without knowing your
"1 was only doing what you told me.
You said the great thing on the stage
was not so much the words you speak
as to act. Well, 1 was acting."
Letter From our Regular Correspond
ent at Kansas City.
Kansas City, Ian. I! Cattle sup
plies last week ran largely to short
led steeis, on which elans there was
a decline of 15 to 25 cents for the
week, but all otln r grades were
scarce, ami sold at stronger prices,1
except that stockars and feeders'
showed some weakness after the
middle of the week. The run of,
cattle today is 11,000 head, and the I
market is strong to 15 higher, great-1
eat strength today on she stuff, and
butcher grades, the kinds that led
the market 'nst week. Steers also
show substantial improvement to
day, many scales 10 higher, although
tile top is $0.85, which figure does
not represent the full strength of
I the market, as prime steers would
i sell at $5.25 to $6.40, cows
lit $3.00 lo $5.25, lietfi rs up to
$0.25, hulls $3.25 to $5.00, calves $4
to $'.'. all of which kinds except the
I steers are at the winter's highest
1 prices. Cattle receipts during the
year limit were second largest on
record here, and were two hundred
thousand head more than the pre
vious year, yet prices averaged the
highest ever known at close to $43
per head. Hog receipts show a big
shortage for the year, in common
with all the lending markets, but
sheep receipts were heaviest on rec
ord here for any year. The extra
ordinary prices for all kinds of live
stock last year made the total value
of live stock received beer during
the year almost twenty per cent more
than in any previous year, exceeding
one hundred and seventy millions of
I log receipts last week remained at
holiday volume, and through the
exhibition of extreme indifference
puckers were able to break the mar
ket 15 to 25 cents by I lie close of
the week from the liigl point. The
supply today is 9,poo head, and prices
are 5 io In higher, top prices $8.45.
The feature today is the strength
shown in lings weighing under 20ft
pounds, which kind sell up to $8.40,
a point nearer heavy hog prices than
they have reached before this winter.
One of tin' biggest buyers h re st!iy
j ed out of the market today, refusing
to bid more ihon steady prices, and
i as his house will have to buy more
heavily balance of the week, their
i action today may h< l|> prices later
in the week.
Slmep and lambs made a good
gain in price last week, and the
market is 10 higher today, run 0,000
head. Lambs brought $8.60 today,
ami yearlings S7.5P. em h a new
high price for tliis* winter Wether*
are worth $5.25 to $0.00, and ewes
$4.75 to $5.50, goats around $4.25.
Receipts since tin* first of December
show a decrease as compared with
a year ago, indicating a shortage on
feed this* winter, and light receipts
ahead. J. A. KICK ART,
Live Stock Correspondent.
JOHN P GEHLINC. Mgr.
Saturday Jan. 8
The Success of the Century
With WALTER HUBBELL in the
Role of ACUILA
Supported b> a Strong Car-t. The Most Power
ful aud Gorgeous Scenic Production
over in the city.
The Great Volcano
The Palace of the King.
The Floating Island
Aud tin1 Mott Elaliontti* and Awe-Inspiring Ma
rine Spec too h » Ever Present* ■1 Cpon
the American Stage.
Extra Special Feature
Kiist an 1 only apt'oHranuo in this .-it> of (he
OHKil.NAL SHEATH IK,UN (illil.
75c. 50c and 35c
in High Class
Either Plain or I )ecorated from
$10 to $40 per set
We carry the stock and can
sell you your breakage.
Our stock of Cut Glassware and 1-ancv Chinaware, the
largest and best we have ever handled. See it for mm,
Our Grocery Stock
Is As Good as the Best
and our Coffees are bought for their drinking qualities.
Trv them. • v
Chas. M. Wilson’s
No need to bear the discomforts of a northern winter.
At a low cost you can enjoy the sunshine, flowers and summer
life of Southern California, Cuba, the Bahamas, Florida and th
Take a winter vacation and see the historic Southland.
Write int> for descriptive literature about our personally con
ducted excursions to Southern California, about Florida and all th •
other far-famed winter resorts, berths, rates, train service, etc.
E. G WHITFORD. Ticket Ajient, Falls City. Nrb.
L. M. WAKELEY, G. P. A., Omaha, Neb.
it's the man with money
saved in the bank who makes a success.
Will you have money in the bank to take
advantage of the opportunity when it comes?
* Your home bank should get vour deposits,
thereby being able to accommodate vou
should you need a loan.
* Do unto others as you would have others
do unto you By patronizing vour home
bank, you are helping your neighbor and
fulfilling the scriptures.
The Farmers’ State 13anl<
PRESTON, NElJ RASKA
Pius ic not a one man bank, hut, tin- easliier invin >. uni i.•«*«*»tin* hivitty
.Hal intelligent HUpport of tho Hoard of l)iri*r‘<»?••>. it tlHieer.s and |)i
r«M*torH aro not ungagcHl in any businesH nndort ikuig of a Kpoculativn
nature nud no lonnH are mode to the eustom. •> of th<- i.iik to i>e useil in
•liirafiotiablo bu-duoaa ventures.
A Graceful Endorsement
(Goring, Scotts Bluff County,Courier)
• There is a paper printed at Lincoln called THE NEBRASKA STAT
CAPITAL. This writer never fails to read it through and through, al
though it simply contains the personal opinions of Frank A. Harrison.
We don't love Harrison, never did, and do not know why, but we do
, enjoy this paper and we pronounce it a little nearer the public purse of
Nebraska than any other single publication in the state. He is devotin.,
much of his ammunition just now to anti-saloon doctrines, and to his ef
forts may be attributed much of the progress toward county option. Some
papers which carrjn an editorial column have a string of sloppy slush
which is well nigh meaningless, and the Courier is constitutionally afraid
to try it, but the man who can get up a weekly bunch of editorials
such as Harrison prints is no less than a genius. Ten years ago this
paper carried an editorial column,but the mad rush of business has
been responsible for its absence since then. A course of reading THE
CAPITAL has produced the desire to say our own say again, hence
this column, which we are inclined to make permanent."
Are you a subscriber to THE CAPITAL? Try it. If you piy $1.00
before January 1, you can include the name cf ^seme friend, and get
credit for one year on each name.
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