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Postmaster Loucks takes the honor
of liis new office with becoming modi
esty. He will make a worthy suc
cessor to Mr. Crook, and will do hon
or to the greater Falls City.
• • •
Tlie contest is now getting down
to where it is becoming a test of en
durance. in each district the race
is close enough to make it possi
ble for either contestant to win a
lead at any time. This is 'what
makes a contest interesting. Merit
* • •
"’he Sunday tiase ball issue is prov
mg tno of the wnest, fought oet
by the present legislature. It is
difficult to pacify two factions so
directly oppoesd to one anpther. The
only fair and practical basis for a
satisfactory settlement is by com
promise. Both extremes must
yield in part. The day will come
when we will have a Saturday tifter
i oon half-holiday and baseball will
he the popular diversion.
¥ * *
There was a time in the recent
history of the Falls City Tribune,
when The Tribune < laimed as large
a subscription list, as any of its
competitors in the county. This was
before the present management took
charge. Wo believe tlml the pres
ent circulation is equal to if not
larger than at any time before in its
history. Of ibis much we arp cer
tain that the papers sent out at
present, not a single copy, to bur
knowledge goes to any but legitimate
subscribers. To clean up the list
has cost a large number of names,
but we have more than made them up
with new and strictly paid in advance
subscribers. Parties interested, or
inclined to doubt our statements can
have access to our books. Adver
tisers will not overlook the signif
ance of this.
• • •
Parties who are not getting their
Daily Tribune promptly and regular
ly will confer a favor by calling up
the office each time. It is the de
sire of the publishers to give their
patrons the very best service pos
sible and they will not let up until
tliis is accomplished. lly prompt
ly reporting any irregularities^ you
will greatly assist us in giving good
As the contest grows in dimensions
;iurl zeal the strain on the office be
comes heavier. As a consequence
tome things are being neglected and
others not attended to as promptly as
they should be. However, we kow
that our friends and subscribers will
not only bear with us, but will re
joice to know that the Daily Tribune
is being subscribed for by the best
people in Richardson county, and at
a rate that promises big things for
the future o£ the paper.
Dr. Mathers’ hens appear to be
developing a type of modernism. The
other day one of them concluded to
no longer give up her eggs in com
petition with cheap breakfast foods
and planned henceforth to put her
product into cold storage. RuL
nature would not tolerate any such
violent breech of the old traditions
as they related to the laying of
t-ggs, and compelled the entterpris
ing hen to deliver the goods fresh
and do it promptly. The poor hen
was in a quandary. How to lay
two eggs at one time was a problem
to stagger hen ingenuity. But the
doctor’s hen was equal to the occar
sion anil neatly chucked one egg
inside of the other. A perfect
egg inside another. Will wonders
never cease. If tile good Lord com
pelled men who are inclined to over
reach, to deliver the goods as prom
ptly as this poor hen was compelled
to, there would be fair dealing only.
In the moving away of Rev. M. C.
Brooks aand family, Falls City loses
cne of her strongest and most ag
gressive citizens. Rev. Brooks’ stay
in our city has been comparatively
short, yet long enougli to make his
presence felt, and his influence ad
mitted. He will he missed, not
only in his own church circles, and
among his more intimate friends and
acquaintances, but in the city at
large. A man of Mr. Brooks’ type
and calibre may pass on but bis work
will remain. We can illy afford to
part with his kind at this juncture.
May he find his new pastures re
freshing and opportune.
Evidently winter still has some
claim on us.
The dirt removed while grading
Stone street is being used to good
advantage in filling up a number
o* low places in other parts of town.
THE BOTTOM HAY LAND
Until the ditching problem now
under construction is finished and is
proven a success, there will be
thousands of acres of hayland in
the Nentaha bottom whose chief vaK
tii will be in the wild hay this .land
produces. The wise man has said
and several thousand wears ago,
“that everything under heaven has
There is a very simple thing in
the use of the hayland on which so
much depends. We refer to the
time of burning the meadows. Co
burn of Kansas lias again and again
advised tho farmers that if tho al
falfa does not do well, mow it. and
what the mower is to alfalfa, fire i
to wild grass. It is however of
importance that the fire is used in
the right time. To burn your mead
( w in tho fall means very poor grass
and many weeds. No meadow
should be burned before tlie month of
May. Give the weeds a good start,
select a dry day and the warmest
part of the day to burn your meadaw.
You will kill your weeds, hut fire in
the spring of tlie year means health
to the grass. Grass should ho cut
early enough in the fall to permit it
to get a good growth before winter
and that will be enough to burn in
There is considerable complaint
that, bottom grass grows so rank and
loonies so coarse; ibis can he en
tirely overcome by late burning of
the hayland. If the owners of
Hi so bottoms will let some of the
land lay till about .Tune and then
select a dry day to burn, they will
lie surprised how fine and also how
free from weeds their hay will be.
There is one danger to guard
against and that is that it is lia
ble to get too green and weedy and
will not burn. In any case wait as
long as you can, give the weeds a
start and kill tthem and you can very
much improve your hay crop.
The infection which causes spring
fever is not altogether different from
the celebrated hcok worm. It is
peculiarly difficult for the victim to
get up early spring mornings.
The rushing up of houses in the
south side, in particular, goes mer
rily on. No man who can handle
i saw or hit a nab on the head
need bog for a job thesedays.
There will be a big installment of
concrete work to be built as soon
as the warm weather makes it saef
as the warm weather makes it safe
Cement workers from other places
are here making contracts.
When discussing the school build
ing question, it. should not be for
gotten that we are building for the
future. Not so much what we
need now but what we will need,
soon to meet the growth of the city
and tlie more advanced methods that
are certain to be adopted from time
to time by educators. Falls City
cannot afford to be a back number
in this respect. It. may«cost a
little more, but we want the best
that experience and our growing
With the work of improving our
city streets well under way. Some
effort should be made to organize a
good roads league and begin a sys
tematic effort to improve the main
roads leading into town. This would
be a splendid thing for the newly
organized retailers association io
take up and father. Nothing will
work more largely to the advantage
of our merchants, than the building
o good substantial highways lead
ing into town. The money comes
from the country and it comes over
the public roads. When these
roads are “bum" there is nothing
There is some justice in tin* plea,
from the south end, for a school
building. It must be admitted that
for years tlie south side lias been
discriminated against. The churches
have been largely ignoring the peo
ple on the south side" and building
in the north end. Improvements of
every kind have had a tendency to
locate “up north” because the pull
was there. Money talks and it has
a right to. But the south side has
its claims upon you, which cannot
fairly be ignored. The south side
needs the presence of the uplifting
of schools and churches. Men of
means in Falls City have here an
open door for the doing of real
service to the children, especially, of
the south side, by seeing that they
are provided with the requisites for
mental and soul growth.
No employer wants such people
around him. He knows they are
not business getters or friend makers
and on the contrary, they frequent
ly drive away customers and make
trouble among the other employees.
In business, if people are .not treat
ed civilly they do not take into con
sideration tHat the clerks and those
who wait upon them may be ill or
tired. They expect courtesy and
obliging, kind treatment.
I Everybody wants to get away from
the cranky fault-finding, over-critical
person. We do not like people who
; re out of tune with the world they
THE HANDICAP OF THE GROUCH
The man who goes through the
world with a grouch, who is always
I watching for an opportunity to "get
j square” with somebody whom he
I thinks lias done him an injury, is
I at a great disadvantage says Oris
i i n Swett Marden in ‘‘Success Maga
zine." The desire for revenge acts
in the system like a leaven of
poison, crippling the brain power
and inducing unhappiness. No one
can do liis best when he lias an un
kind feeling or resentment in his
heart toward his fallow men.
We are always prejudiced against
those who have the reputation of
being grouchy, or who are of a sus
picious disposition. Those people
make very few friends and are not
good "mixers.” They often live
lonely and sometimes totally isolat
ed lives—especially as they advance
In Most Places The Election Was
Unusually Quiet—Some Towns
However Had Hard Fights
Beatrice voted dry, yesterday by
Several small towns changed from
dry to wet. f
In the main the. situation over the
state on the liquor question re
mains practically unchanged.
Carter 11. Harrison was elected
mayor of Chicago by a good majority.
Stella elected the dry ticket by a
majority of 14 yesterday.
In Salem the election passed off
quietly. There was no particular
issue. The new members of the
city board are Wm. Corn, Maynard
Stitzer and Fred Boyd.
OUT AND ABOUT
Falls City never presented such a
busy aspect as at present. It is like
a hive of bees in "the early spring
when the trees are In full bloom.
Fverybody is at work. And the pecu
liar feature just now is that almost
all the work being done is for the
enlargement and improvement of
Falls City. Theije is scarcely a
block in the south part of town but
upon which one or more houses
is going up. In other places the
houses are being remodeled, enlarged
and made to he more nearly in keep
ing with the larger idea of the new
and greater Falls City.
The street improvement now under
.way are assuming greater proportions
raeli day. Mr. Ileineman is going
after the paving of Stone street with
his old time dash and energy which
not only promises Falls City a good
job of paving but, the least possible
delay in getting the work complete
and the street cleared of all dirt.
A number of the old plank cross
ings are being torn out and con
crete is going in as rapidly as the
force of workmen available makes it
possible to do the work. A lot of
new sidewalks are also going in in
different parts of the city. It is
rather early to undertake any large
contracts in this line on account of
the possibility of frosts.
Work about the M. P. yards is
being pushed with vigor. It. is
hoped to get the shops in running
order at an early date. The com
pany is anxious to get everything in
shape to take advantage of the large
traffic of the spring season.
ALL HONOR TO THE HORSE
When Bill and Mary, the William
Allen White youngsters, began to
gFow up it was decided that the
family needed a horse. “No Nancy
Hanks that can do a mile in 2:04
is wanted,” Mr., White's advertise
ment read. “All that is necessary is
that the animal have a leg on each
of its four corners, and that it be
so gentle the children can • play
teeter-tooter over it when it is not.
pulling the buggy.” “Old Tom” qua'
ified and since the Whites have own
ed him, “the'original fireless cook
er horse,” as Mr. White calls him,
lias become one of the landmarks of
The assessor came around and
among the items of personal proper
t Mr. White declared was “1 horse
'auled at $100.' The assessor looked
astonished. “You don’t mean to tell
lie said, that you are putting in
the old nag you drive around town
at $100. Let's make it $15, even
1 hen 1 11 feel tlie county is skinning
“What," Mr. White returned em
phatically “assess that veratile
liorse at $15? I'd bo ashamed to
look him in the face.”—Success Mag
In cases of rheumatism, relief
from pain makes sleep and rest
possible. This may be obtaihed by
applying Chamberlain’s Liniment.
For sale by all dealers.
DILLER GOOD ROADS
Probably ouo of tho best plans for
building roads in the state of Ne
braska lias been instituted by the
business men's association of Oilier.
The commercial club and business
men of Oilier considered it as much
to their advantage and Interest to
have good roads in and around Oil
ier ns it was to the farmers of the
la accordance with this idea they
joined hands with each other and
with the farmers and originated a
plan that should be of interest to
every man in Nebraska.
They invited the farmers of the
neighboring townships in to one of
their meetings and organized a good
loads association, not only to spend
money derived by taxes, but to sub
scribe real cash to do (lie work witli
knowing that tho sooner permanent
roads wore constructed the sooner
those same taxes would end.
To further this scheme they sel
ected a committee consisting of bu
inesss men and farmers to inspect
the roads and decide what work
should be done.
In Mu* meeting they decided that
it would he much better to build a
little at a time, and insist that it be
done well. Carrying out this idea
(hoy insisted that the grades and
tills be high and broad, and that the
culverts and drains be made of ma
terial that would last.
Last year they planned to build
four miles of road. They divided
their workmen into four groups, giv
ing eneji group a mile of road to
construct. Offering to the group
who made (he best mile of road a
Before starting the work the com
mittee went over those four miles
o” road, decided just what should be
done located places for culverts, their
size's, and kind of material to be
used, using mostly vitrified glazed
culvert pipe. They specified from
these culverts drains, and did not
let the water remain on the side of
At Mie end of the season they had
a banquet and awarded ttlie prize to
the best road workers. These ban
quets and prizes stirred up a pride
and interest in every person in the
community and today every person
in this district is an enthusiast on
the subject of good roads.
At a joint smoker held last month
they decided to build seven miles
of road tliis year, it Is needless to
say however, that It is not. neces
sary to offer prizes this year. The
intense interest will take- care of
that, and from now on every indi
cation shows that Killer will he a
center of good roads.
ft seems that Killer has arrived at
a definite solution of the good roads
question, for it is true that enough
money lias been spent on the roads
of Nebraska to have good roads, hut
taking it as a whole, there are real
iy very few well constructed and per
manently built roads in the state*.
It would appear, from more or b*ss
^definite rumors circulating about
lie railroad yards, that the Jlurling
on lias not entirely given up the
dea of making Falls City a division
oint, between Lincoln and St. .loo.
-lo doubt, their decision in the mat
er will depend largely upon devel
praents in Falls City, and the city’s
ttitude to railroading generally.
It is unfortunate at this juncture,
i hen such important matters bear
ing upon the future of one town, that
the town itself is so indifferent to
the propositions apparently being of
fered to us. Falls City should be
out after these things in a most de
termined way. If we do not land
them now, we are not likely to do
so for any time to come. If we
arc to become a railrosd center why
not be a big one. A union depot, a
roundhouse and yards for the 13. and
M. belong to the bigger scheme for
the greater Falls City. There seems
to be nothing to hinder our getting
these advantages, except our indif
ference- and neglec t to go after them.
The Commercial Club and the new
Business Men’s league* will find here
and telling work in the interests of
our city and the community.
Tramp Tourist Association Con
demns and Deplores Action of
The Union Pacific
“If you don’t like anything why
just pass resolutions against it.’’
This is the rule adopted by tem
perance societies, anarchists, sewing
societies, reading circles and mass
meetings. Now the amalgamated
hoboes are at it.
The following notice lias been serv
ed on the Union Pacific, following a
conference of tramps under the
viaduct at Union station.
“Whereas, The U. P. has issued
an edict barring us from riding free
upon their trains, and that it has
further demanded from all caught
(■n trains that they pay fare or work
its equivalent. Be it resolvevi that
this is an Infringment upon our
natural rights and contrary to the
principles of the Allied Federation of
i Hobo Tourists, and —He it further
resolved that this is a gross intor
ference with the personal liberty of
man in his pursuit of happiness, and
—He it further resolved that wo
hereby denounce the U. 1’. In its rep
lehensihle action and go on record
as unalterably opposed to this Im
HITRLY JIM, Chairman.
RESTLESS PETE, See.
‘‘All Members.” —Ex.
The Country Boy's Advantage
There Is a peculiar quality of su
periority which t nines from dealing
with realities that we do not find
in the superficia’ city conditions.
The life giving oxygen, breathed
in great inspirations through con
slant muscular effort, develops in
tlio country boy much greater lung
power than is developed in the city
>outh, and his outdoor work tends to
build up a robust constitution. Plow
ing, hoeing, mowing, everything he
does on Hie farm gives vigor and
strength. Ills muscles are harder,
I:is flesh firmer, and his brain-fiber
partakes of (he same superior qual
ity. lie is constantly bottling up
forces, storing up energy in his
brain and muscles which later may
lie powerful factors in shaping (ho
nation’s destiny or which may fur
nish backbone to keep the ship of
slal(> from floundering on the locks.
This marvelous reserve power which
lie stores up in tlie country will
come out in I tie successful banker,
statesman, lawyer, merchant, or bus
Constipation brings many ailments
in its train and is the primary cause
of much sickness. Keep your bowels
regular madam, and you will escap
many of the ailments to which women
are subject. Constipation is a very
simple thing, but like many simple
things, it tuny load a serious conse
quence. Nature often needs a little
assistance and when Chamberlain’s
Tablets are given at the first indi
cation, much distress and suffering
may be avoided. Sold by all dealers.
MOTHER AND WIFE LEAVES LOV.
Mrs. Williaam Fisher Died At Her
Home In Verdon On
Mrs. William Fisher died very
suddenly at her home in Verdon
on April 4th. She has been in poor
health since last August, but had
grown much stronger and able to
he about the house. Her death was
a. great shock to her family as well
as her many friends.
Elizabeth Walter was horn In
Summerset Co., I’eiin., December 2.">,
IS45. At the age of nineteen she
was married to Win. Fisher and to
hem ten children were born, six
ons and four daughters, one dangli
n' and one son have gone to the
hemal world and the living child
■n are Rudolph, H. VV. and 13. F. of
/erdon, Daniel of Grand Island and
liineas of Falls City, Mrs. Bruce
■Jedrow and Mrs. William Nedrow of
erdon and’ Mrs. Anna Dunkin of
Dunbar. She was the grandmother of
>7 children,, 24 living and three dead,
he great grandmother of 3 children,
wo living and one dead.
In early life she put her faith
•ml trust in her Creator and lived
faithful to the end. She was a
nember of the United Evangelical
church at Verdon.
She lived in her native state un
til, Oetobi r 1 S7!», when she with her
family came to Richardson County
:>nd located on a farm in Ohio pre
cinct for seven years and then mov
ed near Verdon in Liberty township.
The past eight years have bee;i spent
in the village of Verdon.
Mrs. Fisher was the oldest of a.
family of eleven children, nine of (
whom are still li\ing. She was j
very much devoted to her children |
and home, and was tireless in her,
work for the Lord here upon the,
onrtli. Tlie funeral will probably be ,
held Friday from the Evangelic! |
church and interment in the Verdon
Lame shoulder is nearly always duo
to rheumatism of the muscles, and
quickly yields to the free application (
of Chamberlain’s Liniment. For sale
by all dealers.
in gratitude to humanity, it may be
said that the verbal brickbate thrown
about are not always more sincere
than the boquet.
When a medicine must be given
to young children it should be pleas
ant to Like. Chamberlain’s Cough
Remedy is made from loaf sugar,and
the roots used in its preparation give
it a flavor similar to maple syrup,
making it pleasant to take. It has
no superior- for < olds, croup and
I whooping cough. For sale by all
ON INSPECTING TOUR IN THEIR
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Many Missouri Pacific Officials At
The Yards Yesterday In
specting Things There
j Yesterday was a big day at the
I Missouri Pacific yards, In the
morning a special train consisting of
three private ears, baggage car
and locomotive steamed into the
It contained a company of high
(fficials who were looking over the
M. !’. road in the United States get
ting ready to make a report, to Geo.
Gould. Among them was Mr. Miller
who is looking over the road with a
view to accepting the presidency of
the company If he is satisfied with
the condition of the road. Others of
the company were Mr. Mendelshon
assistant of Vice President Clark,
Mr. McKee, general superintendent,
Mr. Ueydii and A. Ue Iternardi, sup
erintendents of lids division and
George \V. Smith, superintendent, of
machinery. They made a tour of
inspection of the yards and simps,
making a number of photographs.
All the officials at the yards
were dressed with all the Insignia
of their office.
‘‘Our baby cries for Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy," writes Mrs. T. B.
K< mil'll k, Knsnra. Oa. "It Is U10
best rough remedy on the market
for coughs, colds and croup. For salo
by all dealers.
If You Are
We Can Cure
Fill and mail this blank for free
All Statements Strictly Confidential
:\ Lungs.. .. Consumption.
■1. Kidneys: Backache.
r. Liver: Bilious.Gall stones....
Pain in right side.
(i. Bowels: Regular..... Loose.
Costive.. ..Move how often.
7. Bladder: Pain.Burning.. ..
v Skin: Eruption.Itching.
I. 0 Nerves: General Debility.
II. Prin: Color.. .. Any Sediment..
12. Rheumatism: Where*.
I:!. Cancer: Location.
14. Goiter: Size.
15. Rupture: Location.
HI. Vuriccoelo: Location.
17. Piles: Bleeding.. ..Itching.
81. Catarrh: Nasal.Throat.
10. Sexual Weakness... .Duration....
20. EOR WOMEN: How many chtldre
21 Menses: Scant or Profuse..
22. Ovaries: Pains.
2.’!. Leuehorrea: Thick.. ..Thin.. ..
24. Womb: Any displacement.
25. Female Weakness: How many yrs
2<i. Ever had Urine Tested..'.
27. Ever Had X-Ray Examination.. ..
28. Ever use Electricity.
20. Can you visit us of Necessary....
Answer above questions briefly.
To give more details use seuarato
paper and refer to number of ques
MAIN AND BROADWAY
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Occasionally u congressman shows
good judgment, and sends the free
garden seeds to some one he knows
Won't plant them.
Kvery man is urged to become
thrifty, and just about the time he
becomes thrifty people begin to refer
to him as a tight wad.
You may have observed that, while
some people waR a good many ar
rive by the painful process o£ drag
ging tfioir feet aiound.
It ‘i a greet joke on the family
winch is anxious to have daughter
marry, when she does and brings the
young man home with her.
You can’t do much with a man who
will never admit he is wrong.
Funny how the women who fuss
about boys robbing birds’ nests are
very likely to appear with aigrettes
on their hats.
Our notion of poor judgment is that
displayed by a thief who can’t think
of anything mom profitable than kid
i aping a dog.
It is difficult for a man to wear
new clothes without feeling uncom
fortable because he thinks everyone
' ise is looking at them.
A man who litis attempted to make
a bush league go is not convinced
|that people are as crazy about base
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