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About The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191? | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1910)
Henry G. Smith
LANDS & LOANS
240 acres well improved, 1J miles from Depot in Kas. Good spring. Best of terms. Will take
40 acres as part payment, balance long time at low interest.
200 acres miles from depot. Richardson county, Nebraska. Good buildings and land. Will
take 40 or 80 acres as part payment «
100 acres upland, 1 mile from depot, Richardson county, Nebraska. 512,000.
160 acres Johnson county, Nebraska 80 rods to church and school. Best of terms. Might rent
107 acres near Brownville, Nebraska
80 acres }4 -mile from Falls City high school.
040 acres, 88,000 improvements Also 640 acres adjoining. Will take 100acres a~ part payment.
Fine running water. A No. 1 opportunity,
^ Money to loan. I
GREAT BOON TO MANKIND
DR. MORSMAN DISCUSSES THE
Its Uses and Abuses Its Legiti
mate Uses Various Kinds
of Alcohol Products.
It seems as if little could be said
about alcohol that has not been al
ready said. Voluntas have been writ
ten about it. II has been denounced
ns the greatest enemy to mankind,
but in reality It. is one of tile great
est boons that nature lias given to
man. It is customary for fanatics to
pronounce It unclean, but few of
these fanatics realize bow much we
would miss alcohol if it were taken
away. It is one of the important
cogs In the world’s wheels.
Like opium, it in a benefit-' ut thing
rightly used, but when abused il be
comes a terribly destructive agent
whose ruthless track is marked by
crime, disaster, disease and death.
Alcohol as an ag nt enters into
the manufacture of many articles of
daily use and its indirect products
are very numerous. From the stand
point of the physician, it is a drug
of gn at value, a medicine and not a
beverage. I use the term alcohol
iii the broad sense, including all al
coholic ‘•liquors" beer, wine, whis
key, brandy, etc. Alcohol Is the one
element in all that is of medicinal
value Alcohol can be made from
any grain or fruit that contains sug
ar or starch which is a glucose pro
The alcohol thus produced is com
monly called ‘‘grain’’ alcohol and is
technically named, ethyl alcohol, be
cause It contains the- radical ethyl.
Wood alcohol is methyl alcohol and
is poisonous. Denatured alcohol,
sometimes called methylated spirits,
is grain alcohol with wood alcohol or
a methyl compound added to it. It
is also unsafe to use Internally. The
grain alcohol pays a heavy lax and
every manufacturer and dealer who
handles It must pay a license. The
government permits denatured alco
hol to lie made and sold without lax
or license, lint inflicts a heavy penal
ty on any one who uses or sells It for
internal or external use on man
or beast, and that penalty applies to
nil in--'lic-iil or other compounds. The
government has nothing to do with
wood alcohol, it pays no lax. It
costs Just in much to make it as it
does to make grain alcohol. The price
wood alcohol and denatured alcohol is
about the same. Doth are used for
burning and for technical purposes.
Dnin;t is and paint makers use de
natured alcohol for dissolving shellac
and other gums. Wood alcohol can
he used for the same purposes, but
it evaporates more readily, which is
a ‘i.l.t objection. Wood alcohol is
a little the lies! for burning, making a
boiler flame There is litlle choice
between them and so far the denatur
ed alcohol, of which so much was
expeeied. has not crowded out wood
The word alcohol, when used with
out qualification means always grain
alcohol. 1( lias that meaning in all
medical, pharmaceutical, and other
scientific works, and since the pure
food law, in all legal language, but
it is in fact a general term. Like
the word “acid,” in chemistry it cov
ers a certain class of compounds.
There tire many “acids,” gases, lip
aids and solids. Some of them would
not be recognized as acids by the
ordinary observer—so in this case
there are many alcohols, Glycerine is
alcohol, I'usel oil is an alcohol and
carbolic acid is phenyl alcohol, but
as 1 said before, the word alcohol as
the name of a single substance means
ethyl or grain alcohol. It alone can
be used in medicines and liquors. Al
cohol can be of any strength. The
terms, “proof" and "percentage" in
dicates the alcoholic strength of a
liquid but are badly mixed by the
public. The government uses the
term "proof." and a liquid containing
one half or fifty per cent alcohol, is
"proof" or 100. While all medical
and pharmaceutical books reckon by
percentages, no alcohol is 100 per
cent pure. Absolute alcohol, an
expensive product, the highest made
contains 09 per cent pure alcohol. Of
ficial alcohol Is 94.9 per cent, but
ordinary alcohol, as sold“commereial'
alcohol, is a little less than that.
Alcohol is an almost universal
solvent. It would be impossible to
extract the virtues of medicinal
plants without alcohol. Different per
conta;;c3 arc used for tin,'' purpose up
to full strength, but there are none
that can he extracted with water
alone, nor is there any other known
•substance that will take its place.
All alcoholic liquors are diffusable
stlniiilents. Wo need not consider
the various disputes as to whether
alcohol acts as a food or a fuel for
the system, it is a fact proven by
abundance of evidence that spiritu
ous liquors have dependable medical
qualities when rightly used and that
they arc a powerful and beneficial
agents in certain conditions. Then
they are medicines, and not hover
ages, and belong in the drug shop
and In medicinal compounds and not
in the saloon.
If this is true then the sale of
alcohol and alcoholic preparations for
these legitimate purposes should not
he hampered. The government per
mits free manufacture and frqo sale
of alcohol for technical purposes
(denatured alcohol) and In thus per
mitting free sale, admits that al
cohol for technical purposes should
not bo taxed, lint, if it should not
he taxed when used for technical pur
poses. then why should it be taxed
when used for medical and pharma
ceutical purposes? isn’t the last as
legitimate as the first?
The inefficiency of the government
to confine the sale to legitimate pur
poses. if medical spirits had the
same privileges now given to tech
THE COWERS AND GOERS
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST TO
YOU AND ME.
What Your Friends and Their
Friends Have Been Doing
the Past Week.
No fools like old fools. Particu
lars ought to be unnecessary.
Mr. Loo of the Leo Cider and Vln-|
egar Company was in Kansas City
seveial days this week.
Fred Sutter and wife of Nemaha1
township were in Falls City Thurs-;
day attending to business matters.
The big ditcher over in the hot-!
tom is floating serenely on the plac
id waters of the Nemaha again. Inci
dentally the contractors are arguing
the darn problem.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Alfn (' Schmid, living near Dawson,
died Wednesday after a lingering ill
ness. Interment was in Wild Hose
cemetery Friday afternoon.
Let it never be forgotten that the
present improvements in the affairs
of Falls City are not. being accom
plish' d by intelligent administration,
but, in spite of the powers that be.
Agent Daggett of Dawson drew a
“bead"’ on two tramps wanted in
Pawnee for house breaking. lie
covered them until the sheriff arriv
ed and took the “Weary Willies" in
Five Minutes Late!
THE DESTINY OF AN EMPIRE HAS
OFTEN HINGED ON INACCURATE TIME
A Dependable Watch
Such as we handle
is a good investment, besides having a tendency to
quiet the nerves and promote confidence. A ‘‘good”
watch is not necessarily an expensive watch.- We can
fit you out at a very moderate cost.
Come in and let us
talk the matter over
DAVIES & OWENS
JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS FALLS CITY. NEBRASKA
nical spirits, is only a possible ex
cuse, because it hasn't been tried. The
government has rarely failed to en
force its laws, especially if they
were revenue bringing laws. It is a
case of saying can't before trying.
The uses of alcohol are so varied,
and sc numerous that l can not even
name them here. It enters into
thousands of preparations and com
pounds we could not do without, and
is indirectly the basis of many more,
such as chloroform, ether, acetic acid
In all legislation relative to the
sale and use of alcoholic liquors and
preparations, fanaticism and politics
have hindered progress towards ra
In my next article I shall consider
the drug store and the liquor prob
A. MORSMAN. M. D.
Morsman Drug Co.
F* F\ ROBERTS
Office over Kerr’s Pharmacy
Office Phone 260 Residence Phone 271
EDGAR R, MATHERS
j Phones: Nos. 177, 217
Sam’l. Wahl Building
P. O. Pickett of Rosendale, Mo.,
who is visiting here, had his thigh
fractured in two places by the bug
gy tnrrniug over and throwing him
to the ground. The accident happen
ed at the B. Ac M. crossing west of
town. The horse took fright at an
We can store your household goods
until you get a house. Phone 396
or call at the warehouse of lleck &
Wamsley, one block from the Burling
i ton depot.
Notice is hereby given that Snyder
and Parish have filed a petition with
the village board of Salem. Nebr. ask
ing that, a druggists permit be granted
them to sell liquors for medicinal, me
chan'cal and chemical purposes, in
middle 20 feet of lot 15, block 120 vil
lage of Salem, Neb., for the year com
mencing July 1, 1910, and ending
July 1, 1911. Any objections or
remonstrance to the granting of said
permit to be filed with the village
clerk not later than July 9. 1910.
Dated at Salem, Nebr., June 28th,
R. B. Huston,
Pioneer of Shorthand Writing.
Phonographic shorthand writing
• was the invention of Pitman, in 1837.
CLOSING OUT SPRING
Linen and Cotton Tailored Suits
25 Per Cent Off
The assortment is complete, including all sizes up to 44. There is no more prac
tical garment. White, Natural Linen, Light Blue,’Tan and combinations—marked
from to $:20. Any of these will please you and the cut affords an opportunity
to meet your wants at a decided saving.
Wool and Cotton Short and Long Coats
25 Per Cent Off
If you do not have such a garment you will need it; if not now, early in the fall.
These Ccfats we offer are all new this season, are in staple useful colors. It is not
often that we put as attractive lot of garments at so deep a cut. There are Black,
Navies, Tans, Greys and Fancies. Nearly all sizes. _ [’lease note that we are not
cutting Silk Coats. Of these we have some very new styles—just in.
Wool and Silk Dress Skirts
Ten Per Cent Off
Over Skirt effects, in light and fancy cloths, have been in decided demand. There
remain several of these that are now’ offered at ten per cent oft'. We carry the
largest stock in Richardson county, and make it our business to please you and
guarantee our garments of every kind to be all that they are represented to be.
Lingerie Dresses-=Bargains in High
Several Dresses priced at from $12.50 to $22.00, are now offered at ONE-THIRD
OFF. These are very desirable, but being higher priced we wish to close them
out. This cut does not apply on our dresses selling at from $5.00 to $10.00. Of
these styles we are just receiving new consignments and can recommend them as
of very remarkable style and value.
Waists in Great Variety
Do not buy a Waist until you have seen our showing. You wish the very best
your money will buy. See us on them.
V. G. LYFORD
Sample Shoe Sale
Commencing Saturday, Juiy 2
And Ending Saturday, July 28
Owing to the heavy business we have done for the past three months, since the
opening of the New Shoe Store, it left us with quite a number of samples, from three
to six pairs of a kind, and on account of small room we are going to adopt the cus
tom of not carrying anything over from one season to another if low prices can dis
tribute them into the homes of smart buyers. You will surely get bargains if you find
the sizes you need. Here we mention a few prices.
Ladies' and Misses' Shoes
$3.50 Patent Oxfords and Pumps. $2.45
$3.00 Patent Oxfords and Pumps . $2.25
$2.50 Patent Oxfords and Pumps. $1.95
$2.50 Wine Colored Oxfords. $1.65
$2.50 Tan Oxfords. $1.65
$3.00 Tan Cunmetal Calf Pumps. $2.15
$2.00 Misses Pumps . $1.65
$1.85 Misses Pumps. $1.50
$1.25 Childrens Pumps . $1.00
One lot of $1.65 Wine Oxfords .$1.00
Barefoot Sandals, if we can fit you.55
Men's and Boys' Shoes
$4.50 Oxfords. $3.45
$4.00 Oxfords. $2.95
$3.50 Oxfords. $2.45
$3.00 Oxfords. $2.25
$2.50 Boys Oxfords. $1.95
$2.00 Boys Oxfords. $1.75
$1.75 Boys Oxfords. $1.50
$2.25 Boys Elk Skin Shoes. $1.85
$2.00 Boys Box Calf Shoes. . $1.60
Mens Elk Skin Sole Shoes. $1.65
Tennis Slippers, all sizes . .50
During this sale every shoe in the house will be reduced in price in order to make
room for the fall stock. So don't miss this chance if you are going to need shoes.
Remember the place and look for the sign of the
HOME SHOE STORE
TWO DOORS NORTH OF SEFF'S CLOTHING STORE
Expert Shoe Repairer in connection with store Half Soles 55 and 65c: Heels. 20 and 25c
ADE DEUTSCH. Shoemaker
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