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ENTHUSIASTIC FATHERING OF
S S WORKERS
Eleven Different Sessions Held
Full Houses Upon Majority
of These Occasions
The Sunday School convention held
in Falls City Saturday evening and
all day Sunday was a success from
start’ to finish. Eleven different ses
sions were helt| and,. in the majority
of instances they wire attended by
full houses of interested and atten
tive listeners. Rev. Lewis of Lin
coln, slate secretary, gave the con
vention several practical and instruct
ive addresses. Miss Brown, the
state primary worker, in her own in
imitable way held her audiences,while
she pressed home the significance of
teaching iiie little people. Prof.
Crogg of Peru, spoke in the morning
in the Electric theater and in the ev
ening in the Brethren church. Ilis
addresses were very much enjoyed.
The following officers were elect
ed: .1. O. Shroyer, Humboldt, presi
dent; It. O. Bonier, Salem, vice-pres
ident; VV. H. Wyler, Dawson, secre
tary, 10. R. Mathers, Falls City, treas
Department Superintendents .!.
R. Nanninga, home department; Sam
Liclity. Falls City, missions; A. E.
Wachtel, Rulo, pastors; \V. W. Clou
gh, Falls City, elementary; Mrs. .1.
C. McBride, Stella, intermediate; 11.
10. lloyd, Humboldt, A. B. C.; Mrs.
Tyner, Salem, temperance.
District Superintendents—Mrs. .las.
Osburn, Rulo; C. N. Allison, Falls
City; B. A. Esseley, Falls City; Mr.
Tyner, Salem; A. D Sargent, Hum
We the Richardson County Sun
day School convention assembled, de
clare ourselves as unreservedly in
l'avoi; county option.
We believe the “Greater Sunday
school Movement," is dependent tor
its success upon closer affiliation
amopg the churches and more hearty
co-operation of all phurehes and Sun
day school workers.
Therefore, be it resolved that wo
urge the organization of a propagan
da ©f aggressive agitation through
out the county,
Further be it resolved, that the ex
ecutive committee be instructed to
take the necessary steps for the
accomplishing of this work.
Further be it resolved, that we
pledge our hearty support to the fur
therance of this effort to create a
public consciousness in Richard
son county favorable to the largest
and best things.
Further be it resolved, that we
hereby express our appreciation for
the service rendered by our county
officers, state workers and the kind
ly assistance of Prof. Gregg. COM.
Adbpted March 20, 1910.
A prize consisting of a map of
Palestine was given by the state
workers to the Sunday School with
the largest delegation. Pleasant View
easily carried it off. There were
twenty-five delegates present from
this the most distant school in the
It is expected to push the influ
ence of this organization in every
nook and corner of Richardson coun
ty. Steps will at once bo taken and
plans formulated for the carrying
out of a vigorous and effective cam
paign of agitation. We urge all
friends of the cause to co-operate
heartily and loyally and help make
these efforts the moral and religious
betterment of Richardson county ef
We would also most earnestly urge
upon all officers, to at once acquaint
ihemseiveb with the duties of their
department and push' the work with
vigor and persistence.
W. H. WYLER, Sec.
Falls City, Neb., March 22, 1910.
• A Forward Movement all Along
the bine,” the watchword for 1910.
Six 'simultaneous meetings in the
morning with a good attendance at
Three simultaneous meetings in
the evening with a full house at
each of the meeting places.
,T. O. Shroycr, Superintendent of
Pleasant View Sunday school head
ed a delegation of 29, the biggest
delegation from any school, and
from the school farthest away.
Miss Alice Gilbert and Miss Hattie
Hart came up from Rulo Saturday an
remained through the convention.
J. E. Eastwood, principal of the
Stella schools, came down Saturday
as the delegate of the Methodist
A strong official body was elected
and the organized Sunday school
work is certain to receive a strong
forward impetus during the year.
The special music provided for
the different meetings was highly ap
All the visiting delegates so far
| us known w» r« hospitably entertain
ed by the people of Kalis City.
Modern methods, higher standards,
i lass organization, graded schools,
and the missionary spirit were some
of the main themes touched on by
.lust as the farmer is ambitious to
produce "market toppers,” so the
Sunday school worker ought to
strive to bring the boys and girls un
der bis care up to the highest ex
cellence and finish.—J. (). Shroyer.
Rev. W. W. Plough of the Breth
ren church has the largest teachers’
Zion, south of Dawson, has the
largest home department.
Over two-thirds of the schools
have not yet paid their apportionment
and Richardson county will get a
black mark if the schools do not hur
iv to the rescue.
Barada district is already planning
for a grand temperance rally in the
next temperance Sunday.
Stella, Rulo. Salem and Pleasant
View are each getting ready for a
Kalis City will hold a district rally
in the near future, Dr. Allison, dist
rict superintendent, lias the mutter
We have in our homes a little
Chinese girl,ten years old. Her name
is Nguok-Hua ("Moon Flower”) and
when she was two years old her
mother died, and her father, who was
away from home a good deal, mak
ing rubber in the jungle, left the lit
tle girl with another Chinese family.
She was quite happy in this place,
stayed there a long time. Then a
little boy in the house got smallpox,
and his mother, fearing tiie little
girl might get it too, told her fath
er he had better take her away.
This he did, and sold her to another
family for $;!"> (gold)! She was
bought to be the wife of the oldest
son (now nine years old) when they
are both of age, which according to
the Chinese is 16 or 17. If a girl
baby is born she is often sold to
another family, to some time become
a daughter-in-law, while her mother,
if she happens to have a little son,
buys somebody, else's girl baby to
become his wife at some future date.
In most cases, these children are
well treated; indeed little ''Moon
Flower” is the only one 1 know who
has had a hard time. Her future
mother-in-law practically made a Slav
of her. When other children of her
age were at play, she was cooking
or getting firewood, or washing out
clothes. Her work was not done
when night came; she had to stay
up till almost midnight to prepare
pig-feed for the next day. In re
turn for all this work she got noth
ing but blows. On her head she has
a scar which was made by this wo
man hitting her with a knife; on one
side of her face sin has a similar
mark; her little body was full of
bruises when she catne to us, eight
months ago. Rite was brought here
by iter father, who could no longer
endure seeing his daughter suffer.
She was never allowed to speak to
bin), for fear she might tell of all
that was done to her. lie told me
that she never dared to complain to
him, even when she got the chance,
but one day she said, "You told me
they wouldn't beat me here." While
she was with her mother-in-law, I
Hardly saw her smile, and she never
laughed when this woman was
Her father had great difficulty in
getting her away, and finally suc
ceeded with the help of our Chin
ese preacher. According to an agree
ment then made, she is to stay with
us six years. At the end of this time
she will, in the opinion of the
Chinese, be of a marriageable age.
They would be glad to g<t her hack
because she does the work.
As I said before, she lias been
here eight months, aim her boat d
bill is $10 (gold). Her father is
unable to pay the whole amount, and
we fear that he may take her back
to that cruel woman, because he can
not feed her. She goes to school
now, and is as happy as the day
is long; and it would be a pity to
have her return to the old place. It
takes $15 (gold) a year lo board
her. Are tin re not some readers
of The Christian Herald who will
' unite in making this child happy.—
Mrs. Mary Y. Hoover, M. E. Mission,
Sibil, Sarawak, Borneo.
We will receive bids for the exca
| vation of the basement for the new
j Christian church to Monday, March
L'S. Any one desiring to bid can get
! the plans from Rev. Day at his office
iu the Jenna opera house. He will
also explain capditions to govern in
sending in bids:
The Christian church lias for sale
good lumber and windows from old
church building, also several hundred
loads of dirt. Inquire at office of
Rev. Day in the Jenne opera house or
call phone 426.
Somewhat more than a year ago
a family of Russian immigrants ar
rived in New York. The father, tlie
mother, and two children were admit
ted by the inspectors, but on" mem
ber of the family, a boy six yean
old, was found to have a disease of
tlie scalp, and under tlie laws was
ordered to be deported.
Tlie despair of tho parents and the
grief of the other children were so
pitiful that it was finally decided to
keep the little hoy under observation
and treatment for a time, provided
that the father pay the expenses. Tho
rest of tlie family went west. The
father obtained woik at eight dollars
a week. Of this sum lie sent six
dollars a week to New York to pay
for the board and treatment of the
sick boy. Tlie family lived on the
other two dollars until, the other day,
the missing member of tlie little cir
cle was discharged as cured, and re
stored to his parents.
There is much talk in this country
of tlie wonderful progress which im
migrants make; of their success, and
the speed with which they reach cir
cumstances of comfort and even of
affluence. l>oes not (tie explanation
lie in just such cases as this?
A popular magazine recently printe
an article about an Italian who lived
on twenty-six cents a day; and every
where, in any city of the United
States, it is possible to see men
from tic Old World who are daily liv
ing examples to Americans in thrift,
industry and persistence1.
There are thousands of farms hi
the United States abandoned by
Americans who failed to make a liv
ing there, and now occupied by Ital
ians, Swedes, Russians and other
Europeans, who are making good in
comes. The land is the same, and
there lias been no added outlay of i
capital. The only difference fs in
plain, old-fashioned charactei. Thej
ability to work, and I lie willingness t
endure privations, forego pleasures I
and disregard the demands of fash
ion—these are the qualities that are
putting newcomers to ibis country on
the highroad of power.
The process is nol patented, and
there is no discrimination against ,
those who are not immigrants.
Near The' Pit.
No man can help other men if h
constantly sees the worst in them,
llis words and his very presence |
help to bring out that worst and tiler
by to push them still/lower. For thej
man who looks at the worst side,
of others not only cannot see the]
good that is in them, and their pos
sibilities for still greater good, but j
he invariably sees worse things in
them than are actually there. Th e
hunter for evil cannot even estimate j
evil accurately. 1-Ic has lost his]
own hearings and is destroying his;
own powers along with the injury ho |
does lo others. He is in peril of j
becoming both n murderer and a
suicide As Hugh Black has said:
“When a man says, every
man lias his price,’ lie’s
pretty near the pit; lie’s ul the edge j
of it. The cynic is simply trying to
make the rest of the world as Imd
as he thinks it is.” The cure for
this disease is the deliberate culti
vation of the power to see good, by
hunting for it, dwelling upon it, and
rejoicing in it wherever it can lie
found.—S. S. Times.
On a certain daily in one of our
large cities worked a middle aged
reporter with a wife and three
children There would soon he an
other one and the family was poor.
One evening there was a big fire.
Every paper had a half-dozen men at
work covering it. The middle-aged
reporter was the only one available
in liis office, and they sent him
out on it At two o’clock in the
morning came the word that the
man had been caught tiudei' a fall
ing wall. It was the next afternoon
before they found his body, scorch
ed, crushed, almost unrecognizable.
Up in her cramped little flat, the
widow was crying softly, with her
three little ones trying in their child
ish way to comfort her. Down in the
newspaper office the other men
were getting up a subscription list.
They asked the managing editor to
contribute. He looked at them in
“The paper does not want you
boys to take up a collection,” he said.
“The management will look out for
that. You may get some flowers, if
Then lie sent for the widow. When
she stood teai fully in his office, he
turned to her gravely.
| “Madam,” lie said, “we sent your
I husband to cover a fire. He is still
covering it. Until lie returns we
shall expect you to draw his salary
Hard to Classify.
| "How about this new student's ideas
of orthography?” said one professor.
| “He has me puzzled,’’ replied the
I other. "I can’t decide whether he is
j simply illiterate or a spelling reformer
! in advance of his time ”
Judge Lindsey and Billy,
One boy was Hilly, u twelve year
old boot black, who dropped on his
knees crying and begging the judge
not to send him. when sentenced to
"Hilly” said the judge, "you are
crying because you are scared. What
are you scared of? Me? Why
should you be afraid of me? May
n't 1 given you a square deal? And
havn't 1 given you every chance I
could, helped you every way to be
a good boy at borne?"
"Yes," Hilly sobbed, "blit
"You can’t be a good boy at
home You want to move on all the
time, and by and by you’ll Just be a
‘vug.’ Now you don’t want to grow
up to be a bum; do you? No, you
want a chance to learn a trade and
be a man."
The judge explained at length
that Golden was not a reformatory
or a prison. It was only a school,
a good industrial school, where a
poor kid that hadn't a chance at
home could learn a trade. "Why."
said the Judge, "I’ve been there. I
like to go there. And I toll you
everybody up there Just, loves a kid
that tties to do his best, they help
him. Nobody hates a kid at Golden.
By and by the tears ceased to
flow. The judge described the school
and its shops, its military organiza
tions, its base ball nines, and then,
as the judge says, ‘‘When fear van
ished, and interest began, I appeal
ed to the boy's nobility, to his hon
or, pride, his loyalty to me." Judge
Lindsey seized for this purpose the
very preparations the police had
made for their "joke on the judge."
lie introduced Billy to the report
"What do you think the cops have
told these reporters, Billy?" he said.
“They have told them that that fool
judge was going to trust little Billy
It, to go to the industrial school all
by himself, and that they were go
ing to have the laugh on the judge
because they knew Hilly better than
the judge did They say they know
irou'll never go and they are say
ing what a fine joke it will be to
have the reporter write a story to
morrow telling how the judge trust
ed Billy, and Billy threw the Judge
down, ditched his papers and ran
away But I believe in you, and I'm
going to trust you. I'm going In
give you your commitment papers;
we'll see whether you stay with
me, or stay with the police. 1 want
these reporters to tell just what hap
p.*is, so it will be up to you, Hilly,
you go to Golden or skip.”
As the judge proceeded, Hilly's
In-ad began to go up in the air. By
and by he pushed the cold tear out
of his eyes, and when the judge
ceased to speak, those eyes wore
‘Madge," lie said, “You know John
Handing, don't you?"
The judge hesitated.
“You know, judge; the kid Hi' fel
h rs call Patty Felix."
"Yes, yes,” said the judge.
"Well," said Billy, 'lie's my chum,
Fatty Is. Now here's my shine-box.
You give that to Fatty, you gimme
them papers. I’ll show 'em. You
trust me, and I'll stay wit.' ye, Judge,
and we'll fool ’em all right.”
And off went Hilly 1!, twelve years
old. out of the eourt room, down
through the streets—the streets he
loved—to the ear; then over three
railroads to the town of Golden where
asking his way, he climbed the long,
lonely hill road to the industrial
school just to show a doubting
world that “it” works.
Was the world convinced? No.
The grown-ups marveled and even
the boys sneered. The Judge “fix
ed” the boys. He heard that they
called Hilly a “chump" up at Gold
t-n. so lit; went up tlu rc, and he told
the story in a speech which made
Hilly’s face shine like his old shine
box. That speech, repeated again
and again, at Golden and in Denver,
and all over the state, has made it
an honor to go alone to Golden; a
test of pluck, loyulty, and self-con
trol. And, on the other hand, to
“ditch your papers and run,” is a
disgrace In Hoyville now.—Lincoln
Steffens, in McClure's Magazine.
THEN AND NOW.
When Washington was president
He saw full many an icicle;
But never on a railroad went.
And never rode a bicycle.
He read at no electric lamp,
Nor heard about the Yellowstone;
He never licked a postage stamp,
And never saw a telephone.
His trousers ended at the knees;
By wire he could not send dispatch
He filled his lamp with whale-oi
And never had a match to scratch
Hut in these days its come to pass,
All work is with such dashing done—
! We’ve all these things;but, alas!
We seem to have no Washington
The County in General
The “Doings” of Our Country Triends
George Fogle was a Falls City vis
Joseph Veal was a Nebraska <'ity
T. Li. Hall of Lincoln is visiting his
mother. Mrs. Julia Hall.
Mike Meli/.a has purchased a fine
new auto from Walter Vcach.
Mr. Wray of Peru was a pleasant
called here a few days ago.
Zaek Hrlginan of llarada was a bus
iness visitor here tin1 past week.
Fred llelneinan was translating
business in Falls City Inst week.
Claude Veal spent last week with
bis grandmother, Mrs. Kllzn Goolsby.
John Hall and Charles Wear made
a trip to Falls City Tuesday even
Several from here attended the au
tomobile show ni Nebraska City Iasi
Mrs. John Griffith and daughter,
kid nil, were county seat visitors Wed
Rev. Genrries returned the latter
part of the week from a trip to Full
Adam Gehhanl sold Ids farm east
of town to Conrad Fohr last week for
$135 per acre.
Miss (lassie Hold) of Union, Nob.,
is visiting her brother, Flemming
Robb and wife.
Mrs. Moore and daughter. Goldie,
visited friends in Falls City a few j
days last week.
Mrs Roy Kd wards of Shubort is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Quinton
Slump and family.
Ode Sailor and wife and Mrs Van
Sailor und daughter. lOltu. drove
to Falls City, Tuesday.
Mrs. McManus came up from Falls
City Monday for a short stay with
her mother and daughter.
Kd. Griffitli and family drove to
Falls City and spent Sunday with
Ur. H. G. Griffith and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pool are the
parents of a son, that came to make
IiIh home with them, March PI.
Mis. Lucy Cornell arrived lust
, > (k from Kalis City and will make I
In r home with Ed Keeker and wife.
\li. Luras is the proud possessor
of a fine new louring ear which he
recently purchased of Walter Vouch.
Fred and Henry Helm man went to
Omaha Thursday, where they pur
chased a line team of horses, re
turning home Friday.
.Mrs John Walker and children re
turned to their home in Falls City
Monday after a visit, of a few days
to the former’s mother.
Airs. Eliza Goolsby returned home
Thursday morning after a three
months’ visit with her daughter,Mrs.
R. E. Veal and family at Laird, Col.
Medicines that aid nature are al-j
ways most successful. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy acts on this plan. It
loosens the cough. relieves the
lungs, opens the secretions and aids
nature in restoring the system to a
healthy condition Sold tty all drug
Mrs. Glen Curtis and son, Glen,
Jr., arrived from St. Joe Monday for
a short visit, with Mr. and Mrs. 0.
Rev. Day of Falls City was in Sa
lem Sunday evening helping with tie’
Mr. and Mrs. Tlehen attended
church in Falls City Sunday.
Miss Helen McCool returned from
St. Joseph Monday where she had
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Curtis.
The revival meeting at. the Chris
tian church will close Thursday ev
ening unless arrangements are made
Joe Lord returned from Omaha in
his new auto Sunday.
Henry Feldmann and wife went
through Salem Saturday on their way
to Falls City.
Jesse Emmert was down from Bern
Mrs. Miles G. Jones left Wednes
day for Missouri to be present at
the fiftieth anniversary of her fath
er’s ministry. This event was to
lie given by the church the seven
teenth of March.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stabler left
| for Humboldt Tuesday. They have
! been visiting J. O. Stabler.
Chamberlain’s Stomach and Li vet
Tablets are sale, sure and reliable
and have been praised by thousand,
cf women who have been restored tc
health through their gentle aid and
curative properties. Sold by all drug
Misses Elina Harlow and Ellen
Wyler spent Sunday in Falls City.
Miss Bessie Guinn was a Falls
City visitor between trains Saturday
Rev. I loldeman returned home from
conference Friday morning.
The basket social held by Miss
Flora Bacon and pupils was very
successful. The program was ex
collriit. The Kiris' quartet of Daw
son composed of Misses Gladys Hus
er. Anna Kliinn. Hazel Graham and
True Stratton sung several selections
Rev. Roan of Aurora arrived
here Tuesday. lie gave a stirring
address at tile Evangelical church
Rev. Doughrnn entertained quite
a crowd at a St. Patrick’s party on
The school held its annual field
meet last Friday afternoon. The
Sophomores carried off the honors
The scores were: Sophomores, lit.
Seniors, ill'i; Freshmen, 14; Preps,
Rode on The First Locomotive.
There died the other day in Des
Moines, Iowa, Edward Entwliistle,
aged !)4, who hail semi the steam lo
comotive' from the start to its modern
perfection, foi ns an English hoy
of sixteen he rode with George
Stephenson on (lie trial trip of the
‘'Rocket,” the first locomotive over
built When tlml epoch making trip
was made from Manchester to Diver
pool in 1 Nil 1, Stephenson's hand was
on the throttle and young Enl whist h
was the fireman. After the first few
trips hud been made, Stephenson
turned tin' care of his invention over
to Ills assistant, and Knlwhistlo made
two trips daily over the first rail
toad for nearly two years. After at
taining his majority, Katwhistlo came
to the United States and in 185(1 set
tied In the lowa city. Ills first em
ployment in this country was as tu
engineer on the steamer Troy, run
ning on the Hudson river, and later
lie removed to Chicago, where he
served as engineer on lake steamers
for several years. In Dos Moines he
was in charge of the engines In var
tons large mills. Mr. Entwliistle re
tained until his last illness a clear
memory of his trial trip with Stepti
enson, and I lie story is thus told in
the DesMoines Register and Deader
"The train of littlo cars behind
the 'Rocket,' as Stephenson's locomo
live was called, carried distinguished
Englishmen, Including the slockhnld
ers and promoters fo the new rail
toad company. Crowds cheered the
party at Manchester when 'he train
started, and other crowds gathered
al the stations on the way to Liver
pool, where a monster reception was
extended to the train when it arrived
A fatal accident occurred at Grand
■Iunction, ubout midway between two
cities. Lord JIuskinson, one of the
stockholders in the railway company,
was standing In the second car, bow
ing to the people at the station,
when he fell to the ground and was
run over icy the third car. Ills death
resulted almost immediately and his
body was carried to Liverpool on the
train. Despite lids fatality, however,
tin> trip was a pronounced success,
for il marked the? beginning of a new
era In the progress of the world.”
I was the shabbiest girl at the of
fice. It. was no one’s fault and no
one’s shame that we were poor—l
had intelligence enough to know that,
i knew, too what, a sacrifice mother
had made to pay for my tuition at a
business school. Still, the knowledge
of my shabby clothes forced itself
upon me, particularly my old black
Oli, if you knew how I hated that
I skirt: Mother had cleaned it and
pressed it, pr> ssed It and cleaned it.
I but it seemed "bent” with age,
land all the office girls looked so fresh
I and pretty in their trim business
I imagined tin; first morning Dun
they were all pitying ine and felt
them looking at my shabbtaess, and
during noon hour I wan so miserable!
But when I went back the next morn
ing I noticed that one of the girls
had on nearly as old clothes as I
I did, and she was so nice to me I
j fancied she was glad I had come
I because of her mutual poverty. Not
I until after 1 earned enough money
to buy some suitable, nice clothes
did I realize that the “poor girl,” as
I thought her, had drifted back into
the prettiest, most tasteful clothes,
worn by any of the girls. She had
only borne me company at. a most
trying time, and she knew, because
her fellow workers all admired her.
the object lesson would keep them
from hurting my feelings.
The day has come now when new
clothes are usual, when I may even
achieve an appearance that Is known
as "stylish.” Hut in my office when
a girl comes in shabby, painful sen
sitive, as I was, “bear her company'
until the better time shall ocme.
Do you know where to get good
; seed potatoes?
I have ’em.
The Early Six-Weeks beats them
I Call at State Bank or telephone 3!<.
6-tf FRANK GIST.
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