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. , . . VOLUME ' I t FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA _ u _ _ _ _ , . FRIDAY _ . _ _ . _ _ _ _ . _ , _ _ . _ DEC _ _ _ _ _ 1IiBLR _ ? _ _ _ _ _ _ - - . . 16 , - - 1904. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . - - NUMBER - - - - - - - - - . 50 - . p
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The Good Roads Mass
, Meetingeid _ 1f\iCS&a.y
A good roads mass meetitig was
. "hcld in thc court house Tuesday
afternoon. At two o'clock the
meeting was called to order by
\V. A. Grecnwald , after which
hc meeting proceeded to elect a
chairman and secretary. 1\11'
Jack Walsh 'of Ht1tnboldt wa
elected to the office of chairman
and . John Martin " was chosen sec-
1'.11' Grccnwald then procccdel
. to state the nature of thc meeting
anti in a hr.iertl1al1l1cr stated farts
about certain existing conditions
not posscssitH natural tendencies
toward elevating the prestige of
Richardson county a 11(1 its roads
in the timation of thc people
Coin pel ed to travel over thl'l11.
Hc then read and placed in the
hands of the chairman elect , a
list of topics for consideration
and discussion at the hands of the
body assembled. The following
' > is the list :
' , . 11'0 . . " : . secure the best results
- under our present road law. l
2 Needed ; legislation in our
general road law .
3 Needed legislation to pro-
. / I. . Y' _ \ . \ vide adequate } means with which
Ito build . permanent roads.
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4 The asnsabillty of forming
a permanent good roads organi-
nation with view pf following
up prospective legislation the
coming session of the legislature
etc etc. \
I1 ! presenting these topics , thc
committee creating them suggested -
ted ' that these subjects bc dis-
cussed topically in the order
named ; bclieving' thc best results
might be obtained by discussing
each topic sl'parately.
. These topics were handled in a
somewhat masterly way by not a
few ; and it was clearly ! demon ,
ii"rttNl : ; t\1.lt \ many minds have
been busy along thc lines of the
necessity of good roads and the
proper way to secure them.
The Falls City Commercial
club has . been \\'r st1ing with the
g.ioll roads problem for many
months , and realizing as they evidently -
\ dellt1y did , the magnitude of the
subject under consideration , they
have appealed to the people of f
thc county in general to asscmble
themselves in a maSH mceting
and arrange for a proper mode oj
operation along the line of secur
ing proper legislation ] for good 1 ;
. . That their cry was heard wm
1 plainly evinced by the large crowd
assembled ] in the the court room
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Tuesday tfte1'l10on. ,
disctlssion of the above mcntion-
Honcd topics , thc meeting instructed -
stmcted the chairman to appoint
a committee to act in conjunction
with the legislator from this
county toward securing the pas-
sage of a bill that would lrO\'c
beneficial in securing ala w where
by the condition now existing
night bc bettered. 'l'his com-
mittec was ! afterward chosen as
the executive committee of a permanent -
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manent orgal11 atIon. This I om-
mi , tee is comprised of the following -
ing members : \V. A. Green tvald
G. T. CrookJ. B. Babcockl E.
Grinstcad and G A. Abbott.
It was suggested that this com-
mittcc instruct thc I eg'islator to
secure thc abolishment of road
At this juncture a motion was
made and carried , that a perman-
cnt good roads .organization : bc
affected Consequently the body
proceeded to elect permanent , officers -
ccr ! , and J. B. Babcock was elected -
cd president and -J. C. Null .was
elected to the office of sccretar ) ' .
'l'hc1 ! ? ' \nen with thc committee
previously organized , form thc
present officials of thc Richardson -
son county good roads organi a-
There was 110 questions in the
minds of any present as to time
results : of this mass mcetng : , it
an have but one result and that
is thc securing the better roads
for Richardson county. The con-
ditionf. alTairs . in existence for
the past twenty five years in this
county , prove beyond a doubt
that there is need of a change
along certain lines.
Vast sums of money have been
collected in Richardson County
by toatioin for thc purpose of
keeping ] the roads in good con-
dition , but these sums have been
unwisely expended , and thc re-
suIt is , that the roads arc still . in
a poor condition.
One thing in particular was
sprung on the convention ; it was
: assert d that it would bc imposs-
iblc for these eastern cOlllicils to
" secure the desired legislation because -
cause thc western counties , who
. enjoy thc blessing of a level
f r country and consequently . good
roads , would fight any attempt
I at changing the present laws.
'T ' hat they are in thc majority
; and arc able to frustrate our
I plans is i seemingly true ; but we
can overcome their oppositIOn
putting thc counties on thc same
basis with township lH'g'alli at-
ions. 't ' here is a law which pro-
vides for township organizations : ,
which a' ; county tmmty ; 01' play not
adopt as it ph i1se ! > .
A road law ; could hc passed and
it could bc optional with the individual -
di\ ' dual counties as to whcthcr
it should apply to th\111 or IIOt.
Br aduptilll such a niodc ( of ) > 1'0- '
ccedurc , the western rcprcscn ta-
lives could bc persuaded to assist
because it would not affect their
counties unless the voters 'should
so ilHI ( cate.Vc hope that thc
executive committee will adopt
the above idea for wc believe it
to b the really proper cause to
Altogethcr the mccting- \ \ ' as a
good one in every respect , and we
well pleasedvith time outcomc.
This meeting , was but a step to-
ward bringing about a condition
not beneficial to the farmer alone
but to thc business man ill town
as wel } '
In thc large crowd assembled
wc noticed not a few of our prom-
incnt men , some of them being
J oht. Cain , jr of' Stella , Charles
Atwood , Supervisor elect , IIlIIn-
boldt , L Hellon ( chairman of thc
bridge committc Dawson ; Mr.
KniHly , Ohio precinct ; Mr. Bantz
postmaster , Humbold , Geo. lore
Verdon ; I 1. D. 'Wcllcr , Stella ; U.
Ii' . Miles and \r. Eddie , Dawson.
Burton 1. Hcavis and Lena K.
Stitcs were marricd at the honk
of thc bridc's mother \1rs. Kil-
gO\'C , 1333 Bayard Avenue , St.
Louis , Mo. , Moncla imiorning Dcc-
cmber12 th , 1 ( )04 , at eleven o'clock.
The ceremony was pcrfOlmcd
by Rev. Moore , an old friend all ]
neighbor 01 the bridc. In a few
simple and impressive words hc
united this worthy young couple
and pronounced them man and
wife. Following the ceremony
and after thc congratulations of
the assembled relatives and
friends an elaborate wedding luncheon -
cheon was sCl'\'cd. The bride
was attired in a handsome and
becoming gown of white ] crepe de
chenl and lace , and carried brides
roscs. : Mr. and Mrs. Reavis took
thc afternoon train to Kansas
City where they will visit for a
few days , being at home to their
friends on West G th street , Falls
City , after January J st , 1905.
Burton 1. Reavis or Burt as he
is familiarly known is a Palls
City product having been born in
this city and living here all of his
lifc. Hc is known to everybody
as a ) 'ollngIn an of ability and
promise : He is connccted with
the HCH\.is & A.bhey furniture
Miss Stites enjoys a large ac- .
lwintallcc } : ; herc , having hecII
connected with l\Iiss Bany's millinery -
linery estabJishmcnt for two
yean ; . She is a ; young lady of
culture and rcfincmcllt and will ] ]
be a wclcomc addition to li'ah : ]
City's sl1cial life
.1'ho 'l'l'ibunc joins tiie mlany
fdcnds of Mr and , \ 1\lrs. Rcavis
in wishing them their full ] ] share
of lifc's jo's.
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NItA1.-G1 ANNINI. ]
At thc Baptist pa rsonagc , M on-
day evening , Lloyl S. Claim nini
and Miss Eli i\bcth \ N. Neal
1\11' Giannini is the , soim of l\T.
Giannini , thc popular proprietor
of thc hotel bus linc. '
Miss Neal is the : daughter of
hc t late Dr. Neal 1 , and is one of
Falls City's 1)opularyottngladies. :
Mr. and 1'.lrs. Giannini will
halls City their future homc , and
The Tribune joins in with their
hosts of friends in wishing them
a anti ] and prosperous journey 011
thc 4011 of matrimony. .
Hcy. Selinger was the officiating l-
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PItA HSON -KJO.HH.
At Nevada , Mo. , Saturday Dec
10 , Miss Bessie J-I. Pearson , niece
of 1)r. and Mrs. \Vooson of 81.
Tn < Hh ; \Tn U' t5 " , , ; tfl in hoh ,
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mimatrirmiony to 1\11' \ . li'rcd Eel her ,
son of 01' anl ( Mrs. A. Keller of
' .I ' lie young people will snake
halls City their home.
' 1'he 'l'ril.Hlnc unitcs with their
many friends in extending con-
gt'a tul ation s.
'l'hursda morning , Oscar Lit-
tle , employed br Jim Ilauck a
farmer living l southcast of town .
was daily erously ] hurt by a run-
away team which hc was drivin .
It seems that he wa . engaged
in loading ] . clogs in the wagon to
which thc team was hitched ,
when one of the hog managed
to jump out of the front end of
the wagon amid } in so doing 'land-
ed on the horses.
Becoming frightened they ran
away and Mr. Little was thrown
tinder thc Wagon in such a man-
ncr as to have several of his ribs
broken and to suffer several other
\ Dr. A. Keller of this city was
called to attend the injured man
and informs us that hc will re-
Clarence Peabody of St. Joseph
. was the guest of Miss Pearl Prat-
er last Friday : _ ' .
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