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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE
Vol. Ill FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , OCTOBER 12 , 1906 , Whole No. 144
Just A Delusion.
A young man came up from
Hiawatha Wednesday just to
see a good town and have a
little fun with his neighbors.
He passed the afternoon very
pleasantly and realized every
dollar he spent and by the time
the shade of evening was fall
ing about him he realized fully
that it was time he was going
any old place would do.
His greatest difficulty with a
movement on his part appeared
to be Ins motive power. His
mind was fully made up that it
was his move and he was willing
to act at once but the tonnage
was too great and he could not
shake the ballast. He finally
steamed ahead very cautiously
and drifted in front of Beaulieus
barber shop where he dropped
anchor. The south side of a
post served as shelter for some
time until the night air of an
October evening began to tell
upon the old hull and there was
danger of shipwreck. Once
more the feeling grew within his
bosom that it was his move and
as Rev. Yoder had just tied his
horse close by the comfortable
carriage , filled with warm robes
was too inviting an harbor at
this time to be passed by with
out an effort to land.
It was a hard struggle , but
some time after the owner came
for his conveyance he found a
passenger ready to go and com
fortably nestled in those warm
blankets. After some pursua-
| | sion he finally alighted and re-
< j turned to the south side of that
post that had done valiant ser
vice. A short time afterward
he hailed the bus going north
and could plainly see Hiawatha
as the first stop. At the end of
the block it stopped at the
Union House \vhere he was as
sisted to alight. He took in
the situation at a glance and
quietly remarked that "It's
d m delusion. "
A Pretty Pickle.
The board of county commis
sioners or rather a part of the
board , have got the county in a
pretty pickle. After the board
let the bridge contract to The
John Gilligan Company , and
after the contract was signed
and delivered , Bill McCray in
duced two members of the board
to change front and vote to re
consider the contract. The re
sult is that the Gilligan com
pany has the contract and any
bridges to be built will have to
be built by this company. If
If McCray should attempt to have
some one out side of Falls City
do the work the county woulc
be sued at once in an injunction
case. The result will be that
Bill will vent his spite by keep ,
ing the county out of bridges
> for the next year. There are
now several bridges condemed
" " * ' and we may have another
$2700 damage suit to permit
Mr. McCray to play even. If
this county ever had a more ex
pensive luxury than McCray we
can't recall it.
New Chairman Necessary.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Dorring
ton lett yesterday for Seattle
Washington , where Mr. Dor
rington will spend the winter
in charge of the Western con
tract of The Gilligan Company
In as much as Mr. Dornngton
is chairman of the county cen
tral committee it will be neces
sary to elect some one to fill the
vacancy created by his absence
C. A. Chesley is treating his
residences and out building to a
coat of paint this week whicl
adds much to the appearance o
New Books at The Library.
'atr , Kcmcmbcr the Alamo
lachcller , Silas Strong
Bennett , White Christ i
Irown , Court of Love |
astle , Heart of Lady Anne
Chambers , blighting1 Chance I
lope , Servant of the Public j
larchmout , Wit of Woman ,
IcCutchcon , Ncclra
iagc , District Attorney '
Sinclair , Divine I'ire |
Unison , In Cure of Her Soul
lowclls , Their Husbands Wives
JUVICNIM ; I'iCTioN.
Gardiner. Heart of a Girl
helnnc , Trixy
Spanieling , Pafje Story Hook
Varde , Betty Wales , Sophomore
Veils , Patty at Home
21 Ors Orr , Problem of the old Testa
DO K25 Kccve , Cost of Competition
398 L71 Wiltsc , Folklore Stories
OS LIO Lewis , Selected Readings
21 ( ii3 ( Cowpcr , Poems
22 D84 Dryden , Plays
14 Shutc Shute , Few Neighbors
] 1182 Abbct , Richard I
B Jl.'i Brady , True Andrew Jackson
1L78 Rothschile Lincol , Master or
7I5.3 Sh7 Schoulcr , Americans of 17"li
" . ' $ B81 Brown , Glory Seekers
Tom Fritz Killed :
L. C. Edwards , of this city ,
eceived a letter from A. A.
ifughes , of Perry , Oklahoma ,
enclosing a clipping from a
Memphis , Tennesee , paper , an
nouncing the death of Tom
? ritz , who was reared at Hum-
bold t. Tom was an old time
jnnter in this section , finally
drifting into the show business ,
ind for several years has been
with Campbell Bros , circus and
was with them at the time of
lis death , which occured at
Witch ita Falls , Texas. No
jnrticulars regarding the affair
are at hand but the man who
rilled him has been arrested and
is in jail at that city. Numer
ous friends of the deceased in
this county willbesorr } ' to hear
of his untimely end.
The Love Feast.
Last Sunday the members of
the German Baptist church , five
miles north of this city had
their annual love feast. The
services commenced on Satur
day evening and ended Sunday
evening. The love feast is
quite an impressive service and
i large number were in attend
ance at this one. All those at
the Sunday morning sermon
were given their dinner , and it
was an ample one.
Those in attendance on Sun
day from this city were : Rev.
Win. Mohler , their pastor , and
his family ; E. A. Maust and
wife ; E. S. Myers and wife ; Eli
Bo.wers ; Henry White and wife ;
and Dan Sausman and wife.
Struck Good Vein.
Workmen on the well digging
at the Missouri Pacific yards in
this city have struck a vein ot
water which sends a four and a
half inch stream. They have
the pump busy testing the
water supply and ft is to be
hoped that the same will meet
their expectations as much of
the long talked of railroad ad
ditions at this place depend on
the water supply. The locality
both at and near the Missouri
Pacific works here has always
enjoyed plenty of water and it
is reasonably sure that it will
not fail now.
Need More Room.
There are now six large tanks
completed at the Leo cider and
vinegar factory and the man.
agement intends to construct
four more in order to handle the
large supply of apples received
daily. Each one of these tanks
holds twenty thousand gallons
and with ten of them the output t
of the factory would not be such
a small item.
\ Oil Indications.
I Some shale was dug up on
i the this week
Wagner place , a
' match being applied it burned
for the space of thirty minutes.
The supposition is that there is
oil in that vicinity , but whether
in paying quantities or not it is
The instruments for the high
school band boys arrived the
first oi the week and we may
soon expect to hear the welcome
music of two Falls City bauds.
The boys are quite enthusiastic
over the venture and good re
sults are anticipated.
S. C. Pomeroy when leaving
this office Monday afternoon
forgot his cane , but soon miss
ing it returned in quest of the
same. lie informed us that the
cane had been his father's , and
as he himself is past the seventy
year stone , the keepsake is
quite ancient. It is a dark
brown color and the head is
capped with ivory. Mr. Pome-
roy prizes it very highly and
well he may.
The Shakespeare club met with
Mrs. P. S. Heacock on Tuesday.
After an interesting lesson led
bv Mrs. Ileacock , the club unani
mously admitted Mrs. Joseph
Varner to membership.
Wednesday afternoon the mem
bers of the M. E. Kensington
were entertained b } ' Mcsdames
Cameron and Thacker , Misses
Nellie Schock and Minnie NcIT at
the home of the former. These
ladies are noted for their hospi-
talit } ' and those present were not
disappointed on this occasion.
Delicious refreshments were
served during the afternoon.
The members of the junior
class of the high school gave a
farewell party for Hazel Wing
on Tuesday evening. Miss Wing
leaves soon for her new home at
Wyoming , whither the family
The Sorosis Club held its regu
lar session with Mrs. Kate Steele
on Wednesday. Twenty mem
bers attended. Mrs. Charley
Banks read an instructive paper
on "Italian words , * ' and also sub
stituted a paper upon "The novel
from Jane Austen to Charlotte
Bronte. " Mrs. T. J. Gist's re
view of "Crawford" was enjoyed
by her listeners as it showed
study and research. Mrs. Steele
served elegant refreshments and
presented every member a beauti
REAPING THE WHIRLWIND.
Poor old Omaha ; debauched ,
degraded but unashamed.
Two murders in a week , one of
a pure young woman ravished ,
Last spring Omaha had two
tickets , one a law and order and
the other wide open. Omaha by
an unprecedented majority voted
to be wide open , and she is.
The saloons never close.
Gambling runs unrestrained.
Thugs and toughs inpect every
street corner. The painted har
lot walks every sidewalk adver
tising her wares.
The papers are calling upon
the police force to run out the
The thugs are but a symptom
of the desease. A wide open
town is a standing invitation to
the degraded. To fight the dc-
sease is to inagurate a policy of
law and order.
But Omaha wants to be a wide
open town , and she is. Poor old
E. G. Whitford and family
have moved into the Spencer cot
tage on Fourth and Fulton
County Board Proceedings.
The members of the county
board met in session on Tuesday
morning , October 2nd and were
ready for business bright and
early. The bridge committee
were excused in order to inspect
a bridge in Uarada township.
After a few minor discussions
and the allowing of $591.75 for
court claims the board adjourned
until Wednesday morning.
At this time the brigde bids
were opened and referred to a
committee for consideration. As
no other business could be trans
acted until this committee was
ready to report , they adjourned
until 1 o'clock that afternoon.
At the afternoon
pursuant to instructions , the
committee to which the bridge
bids were referred , submitted
their report. The Gilligan
Bridge Co. , was found to have
the lowest bid , but the committee
recommended that the board re
ject all bids and build their own
bridges and repair work without
contract. Upon a vote this was
rejected. After spirited discus
sions the contract was awarded
to the Gilligan Bridge Company.
Court claims to the amount of
4143.80 were then allowed , after
which they adjourned to meet at
8 o'clock Thursday morning.
The following morning the
only business taken up was the
allowing claims on the County
General fund to the amount of
$295 30 , after which they ad
journed for an afternoon session.
At 1 o'clock the members were
all present and more claims were
passed , this time for $1209.50.
The bridge contract was recon
sidered and the committee in
structed to secure material for
completion and erection of all
leccssary bridges for the county
for the ensuing year. Claims
than allowed were as follows :
General fund $573.48
Bridge fund $055.00
It was carried that the board
reject and return all bids filed
with the county clerk for mater
ials and labor necessary for the
erection and completion of all
pile and steel bridges for the
county for the ensuing year.
Board then convened to meet on
Friday morning it carried that
the clerk be instructed to issue a
warrant to J. S. Lord for monev
advanced to defray the expenses
of Sheriff Fen ton in taking Clara
Bach man and Mr. Mosicr to
their respective destinations
Claims allowedlthis morning were
General fund $1004.31
The report of the committee
on revenue and taxation was then
adopted , the same pertaining to
tax controversies on lands belong
ing to Jacob Schaible , JCrnest
Kuhlman , W. P. Shildneck , Jane
Okley and 1C. Coffee. The re
maining claims on the genera
fund for $119.30 were then al
lowed. Upon motion the county
board then adjourned to meet on
the 20th of November.
The musical given at the
Methodist church last Friday
evening was a very successful
venture. The program provided
was exceptionally line as some
of our best local talent appeared
and the large crowd in attend
ance were doubly repaid for
their patronage. The ladies
realized a neat little sum from
the affair and thank the public
lor their attendance ,
Two Country Kids.
The Two Country Kids ar
rived in town all right on Wed
nesday evening and held fortl
at the Gehling. The house was
Win. Mohler returned Thurs
i day < from Warrensburg , Mo.
C. F. Rcavis was before the
court in Auburn Wednesday.
Mrs. Mason returned from a
short stay in Stella Tuesday
Stella Knickerbocker and Clare
Coster droyc to Preston last Sun-
Chas. Rickards leaves today
'or a visit with his daughter.
Mrs. Maud Wherry.
Dr. Foster will leave soon for
Chicago where he will take a six
month's course of study.
1C. II. Towle , wife and daugh-
er , Mary , are spending this week
on their fruit farm south of town.
Joseph Xulek and wife of Hum-
boldt were the guests of George
ttcchcrs and wife the past Sun-
Mary and Jessie Pnxton. Max
Werner and ICarl Kruthers were
: > rcston visitors
F. W. Samuelson and wife left
Thursday for Kansas City where
hey will make their home in the
- - -
Sallic Schoenheit and Edna
2rook have returned from a
nonth's visit with relatives at
Dallas , Texas.
- _ * _
A fine lot of draft mares wcigh-
ng from 1,000 to 1,450 pounds ,
jred to a jack. For sale at Mar
Rev. T. A. Lindenmeycr drove
over to Rule Thursday afternoon
ind preached the funeral sermon
of Grandma Ilurn.
Mrs. A. Powell returned home
Monday from Kansas City where
she visited with her daughter ,
Mrs. Frank McDermott.
Fred Riechers and wife of Re
publican county , Ivans. , visited
with his brother , Gco. Riechers.
i few days of this week.
Mrs. McFarland and sister-in-
law , Miss Tennic McFarland , of
Dallas , Texas , are visiting with
relatives and friends in this city.
Dr. Hutchison , optician , will
be at the Union house again on
next Tuesday , Oct. 10. Come
and have your glasses fitted at
that time. Work guaranteed.
Miss Laura Gregg , a firstclass
orator , speaks at the Brethren
church next Monday evening.
Seats are free , and all are invited.
Woman's Snffrage will be her
Band Boys Meet.
The members of the new band
of this city met in the FiremenV
hall in the library building Mon
day evening and started the bal
rolling toward the practise line.
Over six hundred dollars have
been raised for this purpose with
the prospects of more. Prof.
Ilarnack will commence the work
of drilling the boys in the near
future and have them in excel
lent trim their summer concerts.
A name for the band was under
consideration but nothing definite
decided upon. However the most
favored name seemed to be The
Falls City Merchants Band , com
plimentary to the merchants who
have so liberally given their aid.
A committee composed of Messrs
Beasley , Rule and Bruhn was ap
pointed to make further arrange
ments and later we will be able
to give other details.
Qulnton Stump , Vcrdon 21
Nellie Cunningham , Verdon 22
James Coon , Barada 30
Blanche Smith , Verdoo 18
Married by Judge Gugnon , Oct. 8.
W. II. Kclligar of Auburn was
a Friday visitor here.
C. C. Boycc was up from Hia
watha during the week.
Herman .Kelly spent Sunday
with friends at Barada.
Samuel Prater was a business
visitor at Salem yesterday.
The young people enjoyed a
dance in the Walil hall last even
John Casey and Max Werner
drove to Salem Thursday after
Harold Crawford and Dutch
Masters of Sabctha were the
guests of friends here the past
Reavis Gist is recovering from
an operation which was per
formed last Saturday. A bony
growth was removed from his
The chicken-pic supper , given
by the ladies of the Episcopal
church , at the home of Mrs.
Margaret Maddox on Wednesday
evening was very successful as a
large crowd was in attendance.
Will Holt is in Kansas City
this week attending the fat stock-
show. He has the choice of his
nerd on exhibition , and there is
10 doubt he will bring home some
ribbons. Mrs. Holt and daugh-
: er accompanied her husband.
Joe Varner returned from a
week's stay at the old homestead
n Missouri Wednesday. Mr.
Varner's mother has been verj-
ill , but was convalescent when
he left. I. Hunt fulfilled his
duties at the M. P. station during
Frank Shubert should be elect
ed by a very large majority. He
lias demonstrated that he is a
good business man in his own
affairs and can and will bring
to the affairs of legislation the
same care and ability that he has
shown in his own business.
A Falls City man butted into a
cross-eyed man while walking
down the street yesterday. "Why
don't you look where you're
going ? " savagely said the cross
eyed man. "Why in Texas don't
you go where you're looking ? "
replied the Falls City man.
V. G. Lyford received a tele
gram Saturday morning that
Josie Craig's father died early
that morning at the family resi
dence at Kewaunec , 111. Miss
Craig has a large number of
friends in this city who sympa
thize with her in her great ser
row. 'Mr. Lyford left Saturday
for Kewaunec , returning yester
There is a brand new republi
can in town. A ten and a half
pound son arrived at the home of
T. J. Whitaker and wife early
Tuesday morning and Tom has
been busy handing out Ilavanas
to his friends. Mr. Whitaker is
secretary of the republican coun
ty central committee and with
the new assistant , their success is
assured. Both mother and baby
are getting along nicely , and
father - well father looks ex
First Christian Church.
Services of the'First Christian
church , Lordsday , Oct. 14th :
9:45 : a. m. , Bible School.
11:00 : a. m. communion.
11:30 : a. m. , morning sermon.
3:00 : p. m. Junior Endeavor.
6:30 : p. m. Senior Y. P. S.C. E.
7:30 : p. m. , evening sermon.
All are cordially invited and
strangers and visitors in the city
are kindly welcomed to attend all
of these services.
T. A. LINDIWMI'.YKK ,