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, VOLUME I FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , JULY IS , 1904. NUMBER 28
r . . r - The Democratic I
. ' . : . ' National. Convention
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' , . ' The democratic national con-
vention adjourned late Saturday
night after a stormy and some-
\\1h.at ' sensational session. Judge
Parker of New York and Henry
'I Davis of West Virginia are the
nominees. Thc platform adopted -
, ed indicates that democracy , has
gone back to its first Jove. No
_ _ reference is made to the money
. - question , neither is an income
tax made a part of the pJatform.
. 'rh Kansas City. and Chicago
platforms are entirely ignored.
. The platform is essentially an
eastern one. That Belmont ,
Hill , Morgan and men of like
kidney are its authors there can
be no question
, , ; Those who expected Bryan to
be ignored were mistaken. Without -
out him a gold plank would have
. . . " . been incorporated and right here
\ is where the sensational tri k of
the politicians was pl yed.
Bryan was willing to make some
concession in the interest of
harmony if the other wing of
democracy would do likewise.
Consequently he agreed to the
omission of the income ta
plank if HIll would agree to'
leave the gold standard plank
out. The smooth David readily
agreed and the platform was
. adopted as reported from the sub
committee. After the adoption
I of the platform and the nomi-
nation of Judge Parker Mr.
Bryan who had been seventy two
hours without sleep , collapsed
and went to the hotel a sick man.
Then Judge Parker telegraphed
' 1f'- the convention that he would not
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rev. : : accept the nominatiOl unless the
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platform could be construed as a
gold standard platform. Of
course this was a tnck. Judge
Parker was a candidate on any
old platform. He had remained
. silent on every question of policy
A Worthy Enterprise.
. "t ; . ' , . - . . . . . . Father Bex of the Catholic
" church has succeeded in raisin
subscriptions to the amount of
814,000 for the purpose of erect
ing a new h01\se of worship for
his congregation. Though their
' present building has , as large a
seating capacity as any church
in the city , it does not at all 1
. times accomodate the increasing
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and not five delegates in the con-
vention knew his position. After
practically lying to Bryan to
keep the income tax out of the
platform , and after he had been
nominated , he pursues a course
that resulted in nulifying every
concession Hill had 'l made. , In
other words they kept every
thing out of the platform which
Bryan wanted in , and put every
thing in it that Bryan wanted
out , and they did it by ring 1 , for
the convention , rather than go
through the work of nominating
ancther candidate telegraphed
Parker to put his own 'construc-
tion on the platform.
After the receipt of the Parker
telegram the convention became
disorganized. Speeches pro and
con followed in rapid succession
and Bryan got up from his bed a
worn out man to continue his
fight for the principles in which
he believed. There is something
about Bryan's sick face as he
stood before that unfriendly gang
from Wall street , fighting with
all of his old fire for the lost
cause , that takes hold of one who
loves courage and principle.
Bryan is today the leading democrat -
ocrat of America and is stronger
in his hour of defeat than ever
before. That his party has for-
saken him is but the result of the
manipulation of those men who
put the dollar mark on everything -
thing in this life. The republican -
can party may as well recognize
the situation as it is. The same
gang that have humiliated Bryan
is today prepared to throw count-
less thousands into the balance
to defeat Hoosevelt. Eternal
vigilance is the price of success ,
and it remains to be seen whether
money can so corrupt a people ate S
to elect a man like Parker over a
man like Ropsevelt.
membership. The work upon
the new church will be begun
next winter and it will be located
at the corner of Fulton and Second -
and streets. The enterprise of
Father Bex is to be commended
Not only has he the interest of
his people at heart at all times ,
but he is a. worthy citizen who is i
very popular with the entire
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Broke His Leg.
Bert Baker , who is employed
in the First National bank , was
the victim of a painful accident
on Monday evcning. Mr. Baker
had made arrangements to go to
Bonesteel , S. D. , to register for
land and was leaving ] the car
after having placed his baggage
in it. Thinking there was one
more step he came heavily to the
ground upon his feet , and broke
the large hone at the ankle. Dr.
Fast was called and set the in-
jured member. It will be some
time before Bert will have the
use of it. In the meantime he
has the sympathy of his friends
and no doubt he is regretting the
loss of the land he expected to
Died , June 28 , 1904 , the wife of
Rev. James D. Harris of Preston.
Flora M. Mooney was born No\
15 , 1824 , Carroll Co. } Va. , and
was married to James D. Harris
in 1846. She was converted
at 'the age of 17 and
joined the Missionary Baptist
church in Mercer county W. Va.
Thc funeral services were held
in the Baptist church in Falls
City , and the remains interred in
Steele cemetery. Her husband
together with Jive children 'Vm.
Harris of Preston , Mrs. James B.
Harris and Mrs. James Lively of
Falls City , Mrs. Josie O. Snidow
of Porter , Washington , and Mrs.
Harry Yates of Kansas City , Mo.
She lived a useful Christian
life , ever shedding love and help
wherever needed. Her pure
spirit ; has gone th I-Iim who gave
it : , ' . SIte is , not dead uu sleepeth.
Sleep on , beloved , sleep and take thy
Lay clown thy head upon thy Saviour's
We love thee well , but Jesus loves thee
best- Good-night !
Calm is thy slumber as an infant's
llunholt : shalt wake no more to toil
and weep ;
'rhine is a perfect rest , secure and
deep- Good-night !
Until the shadows from this earth
Until He gathers in His sheaves at
Until the the twilight gloom be over
past- Good-night !
until we meet again before His throne ,
Clothed ! in , the spotless robe He gives
His own ;
Until wc know even as we arc known
Ladies Base Ball Gall1e.
In a recent issue of a Sioux
City paper a graphic account is
given of a base ball game playcd
in that city Methodist and
Presu"terian"ladies. . .
The thought suggested itself ,
why couldn't Falls City have a
ladies l base ball game ? Why r
coul < 1n't funds for a side walk to
the cemetery be procured in this
way ? 'l'here is plea ty material
in the cemetery auxiliary and ( .
the Sorosis club.Vhy wouldn't
Mrs. D. C. KirJcpatrick and ] 111'1& : ; _
\V. H. Kerr make an ideal bat-
tery ? And we'd be willing to
to bet a ball wouldn't get past
1\1rs. Stockton as short stop. 'rho- ,
Sorosis club could ] be represented
by such athletes as Mesdames. L.
C. Mauger , G. C. Jennings and
John Gillig-an. Such a worthy
cause added to the popularity of
the players could be the source
of much profit. Think of the
fun we'd all have. Now the
'rribune suggests that Mrs J.
W. Holt , who has done so much
toward the improvement of the
cemetery property , master the
two nines and get them into
A Fast One.
Lovers of the national game
certainly got their money's worth
at Poteet's ball part last Sunday
when the Falls City Colts and
Sterling crossed bats. Both teams
were evenly matched and it waR
a fine exhibition of scientific ball
playing from the start Falls
City run in one score in the sec-
end inning and Sterling two in
the fourth ; then both sides drew -
blanks until in the seventh Falls
City run in two more scores and
Sterling one in the eighth , tying
the score. Then it was a battle
royal , for it took twelve innings
to decide the game , when the
home team , by a series of timely
hits run in a score , making the
score 4 to 3 in their favor.
'raken all in all it was the best
game played here this season.
The Sterling team is composed of ,
a gentlemanly lot of players and
will always receive a hearty wel-
come at the hands of our base ball
enthusiasts. A feature of the
game was a catch by Cornell in
the fourth inning when all bases
were full , thus keeping Sterling
from running in several scores.
The score by innings is as follows :
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