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About The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 18, 1910)
AS TO THE COST OF LIVING
SEVERAL PHASES Or 'rHE RE
CENT MEAT BOYCOTT,
A raws Observations Tend. J 10
Skew Foreign Consumers
Haws the Best oi It.
With the big part of i on- i • im
bu'd whn a bUtni : ia he to ~,n'e
the n.UtrM and impatient public
Mini - insight into tin reasons for t iu*
a i\ an < a eoaii- of Ihhig and still save
lu t . a, oui with tlia no .trai t
especially singled out lor southing
criticism, tb - tin oj
Kan to .citing the meal of the problem
may lie interesting.
a butcher who has followed his
trade • >• nearly thirty yeai.- in a
locality i -ss Ilian a hundred miles
from Lim om re i ■ ■ pud a few
weeks in England. Naturally he
paid particular attention to the in
tricacies of the meat business while
abroad, a.id the result of his observa
tions alone furnishes ample justifica
tion for me outery against, the exhor
bitant prices, Amerean consumer is
compelled to pay for meat, whether
or not it vindicates the '‘boycott”
A Nebraska butcher found beef
bearing the stamp of Omaha pack -
ing lout s selling on Lie London mar
ket at nine cents per pound, or two
cents less than be could buy beef for
at Omaha on the same date. Me was
particular to compare prices and,
dates with hie books on his return'
and could not be mistaken as to the
facts s< t forth.
Not only was the beef on the London .
market, cheaper, but also choicer than 1
that commonly obtainable in this coun
try. in order to compete with Eng
lish beef the exporters in the Unit 'd
States are compelled to send away j
their best selections. The prices on i
other meats were found proportion
ately cheaper in London than Omaha,
so far as the market permitted eoni-j
it coats something to prepare meat
for shipment abroad. II is many a;
weary mile over prairie, hill and
stream from Omaha to New York,and
a far cry from there across t in hound
ing Atlantic to merry England, but
the American meat travels the dis
tance without impairing iis quality,,
and the beef-eating English public'
pays less than the people at. the
precise point it started from, as well
as the rest of tlxe United States.
There is nothing particularly new ,
ut the state of affairs just described,!
but with Uu> whole country rapidly I
acquiring the “meat boycott” fever,
it may be pertinent to call attention
to the facts which arc so easily cap- j
able of verification.
Conceding that they have some j
mighty nice folks over in dear old
England, admitting that we all like!
our form of government very much
better than theirs, is there any par
ticular reason in the wide, wide world
why anybody should stand pat for
a system which permits the "in
terests” to treat the English meat
buyers so nmel better than the home
buyer? Is his money any better?
Is the English citizen by some:
sort of divine right entitled to better
treatment than the man on this side j
of the big puddle, that those who
have the sand to protest against that
power in politics which permits the!
people of this country to be gouged I
in this maimer are to be classified as j
cranks, knockers, kickers, squawkors
and everything else in the standpat
vocabulary of invective?
If the price of meat were anything I
tint a very small phase* of the work-j
ings of the system which compelsj
1 hose who dwell in this land of the]
free and the* home of the brave to pay I
more for American produced stuff
than the foreigner, the difference!
would scarcely he worth mentioning.
As some high mogul of the pack
ing industry has kindly suggested, the
housekeeper up to snuff can prepare
truly delicious dainties from the
flank meat and other cheap portions.
Likewise, the statement of some
other equally distinguished wag makes
clear that it will become an easy mat
ter with practice to eat soup derived
from boiling the succulent hide of
the steer. When it is desirable to
change the flavor the horns or hoofs j
can be thrust into the kettle.
But considering the hundreds and
hundreds of equally glaring raids on
the pocketbook, isn't it. about time
for the administration to quit "fight-}
ing insurgents” and put a crimp in
the tariff fattened combinations now j
mulcting the people? Is it going to
he sufficient, under the known eon-1
ditfous, to gravely asseverate that
the lale tariff bill is the best bill ev
er passed? If so. what about the
cry for now measures and new men
now being heard from one end of i
the country to the other? - Nebraska |
One good heavy boned mammoth
.lack, weighing about 1,100 pounds.
Eight years old. Sure breeder—J.
F. Scarlett. 5-tf
IN THE HIGH SCHOOL.
I he New Flan of Rhetorical' In The
A time was and not Ions siuce,
vbvii, in m.v s'bools each Friday
ill. i iKMi t was spent speaking pieces,
in" in, songa, etc’., and I hose were
.altiatoli’ afte.'i: 'ons as every one who
has eiij:. • l .hem will admit.
i’hforl nnately our .schools have
i . . y from t .:• = ti i * * hoi tjrcd
asti.n u il now it lias be n dis*
vcia d that there arc actually m ni
>: , i 1 the nigh sc hooi who have
i t Blood before an audioiu • in
i . ; : parity, and students, loo, who
•, > ; to teach bool next year.
No nict: r what I he walk of life,
i c. who liver, tvs full part among
ami) but wh.T will sootier or later be
ailed upon to stand before* i body of
coplc and say .at lea d a few words.
If our schools are to contribute
lraining which shall be of value* to
the pupils in after life, surely Ibis
ido of the child should not be left
untouched throughout a high school
"Willi the need of this training in
mind the high school faculty have re
cently put into effect a requirement
that some time during the year each
student must appear on a program,
riven by his or her class, before the
school. This has been in operation
now for abou: six weeks and has
proven a valuable thing. This is the
The programs are arranged by a
committee elected by the class in
council with the faculty advisor for
Tile students are notified that they
are to appear on a program at a
certain time. They are then given a
reasonable time in which they may
make their own choice of what they
will do and report this to the com
mittee^ If they fail to choose, then
the committee assigns a duty. If,
then, the duty assigned be one that
is impossible < r intensely undesirable
for the student, a consultation with
the committee may change the as
signment. if reasons for the objection
are deemed reasonable.
There is no disposition on the
part of tile faeutly to require pupils
to do a thing they can not do, but
it is believed this is an undeveloped
part of the child and highly desirable
that it be developed.
Many high schools have operated
the plan successfully for some time,
in various ways. As is true of au>
new scheme il is meeting with some
objection, but if the idea is a good
one, frank cooperation of the par
ents with the faculty will assist im
mensely in carrying a good thing
Big Mail Order House Ordered To
Sears, Roebuck & Co., the Chicago
mail order house lias been ordered by
the courts to pay damages of $ 111,750
to Charles A Sticktiey & Co., St.
Paul, Minn., manufacturers of gas
it is the result o£ a suit m wtticu
it was showr that Sears, Roebuck &
Co., had fraudulently listed gasoline
engines in their catalogue at a high
er power than the engines possessed.
In the first trial, judgment was
given against Sears, Roebuck & Co.,
for $10,000. An appeal was taken,
and a new trial granted on technical
grounds, but the second award was
even higher than the first—$13,750.
It was shown in court that Sears,
Roebuck & Co., had listed a 3*4
horse power engine in their "Rig
Rook" as a 3 horse power engine,one
of 4*4 horse power as a 5 horse
power engint, one of 5 horse power
us 0 horse power engine, and so on
all along tin' line. It is estimated
that Sears, Roebuck Co., made from
$15.00 to $20.00 additional on each
engine by means of the higher rated
The corporation heretofore existing
in the name of the Falls City Park
and Improvement company—wherein
John Richly. W. A. Greenwald, John
Powell, VV. W Jenne and T. J. Gist,
all of Falls Ci*y and state of Nebras
ka. This corporation is dlsolved by
The affairs of said corporation are
all adjusted and settled.
W. A. GREENWALD,
JOHN W. POWELL,
W W. JENNE,
T. J, GIST.
Subscribed and sworn to this I2tli
day of February, 1010.
John \V. Powell, Notary Public,
My commission expires No. 2t-’15.
FOR SALE—A nice six room cot
tage, lights, water, cement walks, cel
lar, barn, coal house, and three lots.
Located one block from court house
and in splendid shape, a model
house. Price $2,500. Inquire at this
Pure lired Silver Laced Wyandotte
bens. Your choice at $1.00 each. —
II. L. Rahlf, Pleasant Hill Farm
The sales of our products for which
there is general demand, amour mer
chants, farmers, .ctioo's Hr, now
greatly increas'd by state laws iv
ontly passed, tu > iim >. «>?•• ing ;
distributing office in Ui • t . riioy. V. <
i rite r id at ales ^ ina . well I
plaint i. of ’.nod > !• t
. a 1 tilt: (1 i! ft i.. ! • . r I*
vorti.d •. . nll' < ttr t< v, 1 tit . ‘
to ,T,000 to ca. I elHe■ to* tt I
- ‘ " i l.i
iiually. extra * e .. ofimo mid j
o'.her * xpensi ; i *> c iv • : no..*! j
tton permanent- Address '. '■•* * li Iny.
M.jiUj.'-i. ''Lib..'." Mf *se lath -i
St. Joseph; Mo, (»-8t
Notice is hereby f’iveh that Thomas
WinU rboltom has sold hU intercut in
the. fir;n of VV'irth <f Wintorbottom
to L. P. Wiill), and the busincR will
hurt aider bo i nnduel *i by Mr. Wirtli.
Ali accounts pa; able to N. i’. Wirtli.1
and all liabilities will in paid by L j
I„ P. WIltTII.
THOMAS WIN i'l 111 MOTTO M.
A food I'A inc
and Hand and Machine-Sewed Harness. Harness Oiling and General Repairing
S L. B. NEITZEL, Preston, Nebraska
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_ irmwnnmm m.Mr:—.
3 will seli at public sale on the Coon Sailors farm, i mile west, 14 mile
south of Bara da; 4y2 miles east and 114 miles south of Shubert, on
Sale to commence at i o’clock sharp, the following described property
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Consisting of one brown mare four years old; I black colt two years old;
1 sorrel team, 1 bay mule coming 3 years old.
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Consisting of two milch cows, will be fresh soon; 1 two-year old heifer,
will be fresh soon; 20 head of steers on feed; 5 head of yearling heifers;
l cow and two calves.
About 1000 hedge posts, 300 bushels of corn, 200 bushels of oats, about
100 bales of straw, about 100 bales of hay, 1 buggy and 1 extra buggy
tongue and neck-yoke, 1 set of double buggy harness, 1 set of single
buggy harness, 1 saddle, I iron kettle, 1 grindstone, pitchforks, hoes,
rakes and other articles too numerous to mention.
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" TERMS OF S, LE
All sums of $10 and under, cash. On sums over $10 a credit of nine (9)
months will be given, purchaser to give a bankable note, without inter
est if paid when due. If not paid when due 8 per cent interest will be
charged from date of sale. Four per cent off for cash. No goods to be
removed until settled for.
MRS. MARY E. SAILORS, Admx.
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