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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
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Vol. V FALLS CITY NEBRASKA FRIDAY , JANUARY 3i , 1908. Number 2
Got Their Man.
It takes a dandy to get away
on 3 if ill-.ills , u .v.u demonstrated -
strated on Thursday evening ,
when they arrested a man at the
13. & M. depot.
Leo Rogers was wanted by the
Grand Island police for robbing
a saloon at that place. He had
hid himself in the building and
when the proprietors closed for
the night he tapped the till and
made away with $20. Word was
sent to the police at Lincoln but
he evaded them , but the chief of
police telephoned our officials to
be on the look out for him , o
they were at the depot when No.
44 pulled in and got their man
without any trouble.
lie was the guest of Sheriff
Fen ton until the next day when
the chief of police came from
Grand Island and took him back
to the scene of the trouble.
A Rare Treat
The lecture to be delivered by
Rev. R. Cooper Bailey , Ph. D. , at
the Presbyterian church on the
evening of Feb. 4th promises to
be both interesting and instruc
tive. Rey. Bailey having been
among the Mormons in Utah for
five years can present his subject
"Mormon Pledge Making and
Pledge Breaking , " in a manner
possible only to one of such ex
perience. The lecture is given
under the auspices of the C. E's.
who earnestly hope a large crowd
will be present to hear this learn
An admission fee of 15 cents
will be charged. Let everybody
go and become enlightened on
this interesting subject.
From Our County Treasurer.
Editor Tribune :
I notice in last week's issue of
your paper 3-011 claim that some
of the county officers arc allowed
deputy hire on a basis of 20,000
inhaditants. As this statement
is a reflection on every county
officer who has a deputy , 1 ask-
that you kindly name the county
officers you refer to. .
Section 42 Chapter 28 Compiled
Statutes of Nebraska for the year
1905 reads as follows.
In Counties having a popula
tion of oyer 18,000 and less than
25,000 inhabitants , the County
Treasurer shall receive the sum
of $2,000.00 per annum and the
County Board may if deemed
necessary , furnish such County
Treasurer with a deputy whose
salary shall not exceed the sum
o.f $1,000 00 per annum , also the
necessary clerks or assistants ,
whose combined salaries shall not
exceed the sum of $1,400.00 , same
to be paid out of the fees of the
office. This section amended by
session of 1907 to read $ -1,80000
instead of $1,400.00.
Of the $1,800,00 allowed by
statutes for clerk hire , this office
retained for the year 1906$511.00
for the year 1907 , $600.00 , during
the same two years turned back
into the County general fund ,
fees and commissions in excess of
salary , deputy and clerk hire for
the year l'J06$330.92 for the year
1907 , $1.003.95. in other words
this being a fee office , has not
drawn one dollar from the County
General fund for salary or clerk
hire , on the other hand has put
into the County General fund Si ,
I ask that you kindly publish
this request together with a reply
in your next issue.
Very respectfully ,
J. S. LOKB , Co. Treas.
Several months ago some cash
was found on the desk in our
place of business. The owner can
get same by proving property
and paying for this notice.
2t. Falls City Staae Bank.
The Library received a much
appreciated gift this week an
"author's copy" of Mr. David P.
Abbott's book , "Behind the
Scenes With the Mediums. " The
book is making the author fam
ous. Mr. Abbott has received
letters from men of science who
are interested in his researches
from all parts of the world. The
book 1ms already gone into the
third edition. Because he is a
Falls City boy , he has given the
Librarv this copy with his auto
graph. There is a fine likeness
of Mr. Abbott as frontispiece.
It might be of interest to know
that ' 'Behind the Scenes \Vith
the Mediums1' is listed in the A.
L. A. Book list of best books for
Libraries. It says of the book :
is "an exposure of spiritualistic
mediums by a past master of
magic. He first describes indi
vidual features of the seance as
they appear to the seeker of in
formation or comfort , and then
explains how the thing is done.
He treats on the reading of sealed
letters , slate-writing , material
ization , and other well-known
"tests. " The book offers enter
taining reading for the credulous
and the incredulous , and profit
able reading for the former. "
This book will be ready for
Mr. Editor Tribune
In your last week's paper you
hand me a neat package and I
ask 3-011 for a moments time to
look at the facts. I have no con
troversy with you or your paper.
We settled that as I understood
it some time ago. With the city
administration it is different. I
did meet the republican conven
tion and ask them to adjourn and
I said I would bury the past and
work to the interests of Falls
City and her citizens and from
that time until the 7th , day of
June I did as I promised. As for
trying to get sonic man to run for
mayor on any ticket Inst spring ,
that part of your package is
falso. Now , I have the issue of
the Tribune of June 7th , 1907be-
fore me in which the adminis
tration makes a report of the fi
nancial condition of the city and
makes use of the following lan
"Mr. Taxpayer I want you to
compare this statement to the
conditions as they existed in your
city a little more than one year
ago , with your city taxes about
one half what they were at that
time , you find everything paid
and a splendid cash balance of
$8,044.79 on hand. " Now , Mr.
Editor , am I wrong in asking
questions in regard to what be
came of this splendid cash bal
ance $8,044.79 ? Am I wrong in
asking the administration where
the taxes are one half what they
were one year ago ? Am I wrong
in asking tor a report that the
Statutes of Nebraska says mut
be made ? Am I wrong in ask
ing for a comparative statement
from the electric lights as between
this year and the VanWinkle
year ? Is is wrong for-any citizen
to know how much more 11101103 *
is going into the city treasury
lor this excessive commercial
lighting than went there a few
years ago ? Is it wrong to be a
citizen of this city and stand up
for your principles , if you have
any ? Now you ask me to make
suggestions for the betterment of
the city , I will , just one. have
the Administration do something.
Yours truly ,
Steve Miles and wife expect
to leave next week for Los An
geles , where they will visit the
Miles family for some time.
A Close Call.
Last Sunday , while skating on
Pony creek Louie Lacher exper
ienced a scare that he will not
soon forget. He had been warn
ed that the ice was unsafe , but'
finally made up his mind to try it ,
and just as he stepped thereon
the ice gave way and Louie went
through. His cries brought
others to his rescue who succeed
ed in getting him out but not
until he had a good cold bath.
Louie thinks he'll take their word
for it next time.
The members of St. Agnes
Guild held their regtllar social
session with Miss Helen Bur-
chard on Monday evening. A
majorit3' of the members were
present and spent a very enjoy
able evening with various games
and dainty refreshments as the
A crowd of young people en
joyed a very pleasant Leap year
party Friday evening with Claire
VanDcuscn as hostess. A num
ber of her schoolmates were
present and report an excellent
The , ladies of the Episcopal
church are preparing a vcr3' in
teresting program for the even
ing of Lincoln'8 birthday , to be
rendered at Major Kecling's
Among the pleasant events of
the week was the family dinner
given by Henry Rueggc and wife
at their home Tuesday , in honor
of Will Tanner and wife of Arapa-
hoe. Only relatives were present
and a most delightful social time
was enjoyedto sa3' nothing of the
good things to eat.
The "Mending Society" of the
Christian church met Thursday
afternoon with Mrs. Carrie Pax-
ton. Aside from a pleasant
social time , the ladies succeeded
in getting their husbands socks
mended and their buttons sewed
The Inspector Will Get You.
The practice by some people ,
( mostly through ignorance ) of
enclosing a higher class of post
age with a lower class and de
positing satin- for conveyance by
mail at the lower rate of postage
paid has gotten some into trou
ble with Uncle Sam as a fine of
$10 is imposed for each such
Most cases of this kind are re
ported by the postofllce at St.
Louis , Mo. , when each package
of tobacco tags addressed to the
American Tobacco Co. at that
place are inspected before being
delivered to the company.
If you have this habit do not
be surprised if a postoflice inspector
specter calls on you some day
with his proof and a demand for
Postmaster Crook desires to
call attention to the practice of
some patrons of rural free deliv
ery of placing coins in their boxes
each time they desire to dispatch
letters instead of supplying them
selves with postage in advance of
This practice imposes undue
hardship on rural carriers in re
moving loose coins from boxes
and delay them on the service of
The postmaster , therefore , ur
gently requests that patrons of
rural delivery provide themselves
and keep on hand a supply of
stamps consistent with and in ad
vance ef their needs. It is also
very desirable that rural patrons
place in their mail boxes small
detachable cups of tin or wood in
which to place coins , when neces
sary , in purchasing supplies of
On complaint of John Morris
of Preston , three young men of
that place were brought before
Judge Spragins Saturday even
ing to answer to the charge of
gambling. C. F. Rcavis appear
ed for the defense , but as no avi
deuce of a substantial nature
could be produced , the case was
dismissed and the young men dis
charged. It is easy to have a
man arrested for gambling-but
the thing is to prove it.
The Elks lodge is to give a
smoker at the National hotel ,
Friday evening , Feb. M , that
promises to be one of the finest
entertainments ever given in the
city. The toasts are to be re
sponded to by Arthur Walccly of
Omaha , Mat Gehring of Plaits-
mouth and Bwing Herbert of
Hiawatha. Frank Rcavis will
be toastmaster and , with all
this crowd the wind jamming
should be of a high order.
Mr. Spence has been given
full sway to serve a supper that
will hit the spot without regard
to expense. The guests who are
inyited should feel gratified , as
they will enjoy an evening that
isn't often provided in a city of
Little Dolly Dimples
One of the largest crowds ever
in the Gehling was that which
greeted Cameron Wednesday eve
ning. We have not the time or
space to give each the personal
mention they deserve , but suffice
it to sa3' everyone was an artist
in r.if.i. respective role.- The
chorus is strong and the dancing
good while the costumes and
scenery throughout are beautiful.
The two comedians did not give
the audience a dull moment. As
to Grace Cameron and her sister
Daisy King too much cannot be
said , and one must feel a thrill of
ptide when we remember they
are old Falls City girls , and both
are now numbered among the
very best in the theatrical world.
Herbert Kerr , as manager , is
rcrtainl3' to be congratulated on
his success in gathering together
such an array of artists , and it is
to be hoped they will find it con
venient to again visit Falls City
in the near future.
District Court commenced Mon
day morning at 9 o'clock with
Judge Pemberton on the bench.
Most of the week has been spent
in trying the water case of Chas.
Pribbeno against the Burlington.
It seems a little strange to see a
new judge , a new reporter and a
new lawyer trying a railroad case ,
but things have been moving
pretty rapidly under the skillful
guidance of Judge Pemberton.
Byron Clark of Plattsmouth , one
of the state's best lawyers , is
appearing for the railroad in the
place of the late J. W. Deweese ,
who has tried railroad cases in
this county for the past twcnt }
years. We go to press too earl3'
to announce the result of the case
on trial. A few divorce matters
have been heard , and with one
exception the tales of woe have
been sufficient to separate the
Judge Pemberton impresses
ererybody as a fair , earnest and
able judge. His many years of
experience as a lawyer permits
him to deal with the legal prop
ositions rapidly and correctly.
The universal expression has
been that he will do , and his re
porter is not only competent but
is a gentleman as well.
Later : The jury returned a
verdict in favor ot the railroad.
The court is now hearing the case
of Stewart against Tiehen.
Kmma Freeda Mrocht , daughter of
Adolf and Louisa Itrcchl was born in
Knrlsrouhi , Oermnny , Jin,20 , ISS'J.and
died In Falls t'lty , Nel > . , Jan. 211 , 100S.
Dentil was caused from the result of
an operation made as a last hope of
saving her life from attack of acute
appendicitis. She came U > America
Nov. 1)00 ! ) , with her uncle Jacob Mack ,
and with the exception of a few weeks
has lived with the family of T. J. Gist
until her death.
She leaves two uncles , Adolf and
Jacob Mack and one sister Mrs Max
Grubcr to mourn her untimely death ,
When this little girl cntcied her
fathers home in faraway Germany she
came as a ra3 * of sunshine , she was
cliccry and happy in dispositionbright
and energetic and full of that uiulelin-
ablc .something that endeared her to all
who knew her.
She was rapidly becoming Ameri
canised and never ceased to be ghul
she had come to this land of promise ,
where all huve a chance ; to her it was
a land of wonder , where all Is peace
and plentyand where all is bcuuty and
pleasure. Scare ever a day passed but
she told of the wonderful things she
would tell when she went home again ,
and she lived in joyous expectation of
Hut nil the beauties and allurmcnts
of this wonderful laud faded , when
sickness overtook her ; then her heart
and inliiil turned with unspeakable
longing for her Fadcrland.
The writer has boon homo sick anil
knows the pangs thereof anil theros
nothing can equal It but I never saw
so complete an exhibition of hopuless ,
helpless homesickness as In this ease.
There were voices around her , voices
strong and confident , voices soft anil
tender , but they spoke u strange lan
guage , only u few words could she un
derstand. It makes no dllTcrcneu the
tongue you speak , In every language
there Is one word sweeter than all
ether ? , that ex presses belter than uell
turned sentences , the longing of the
human soul und Urn anguish of u rest-
Icss heart , and that when this home
sick little L'irl would hold out her
minds and call "Mudder , "surely the
winds mid the waves w o u 1 d
waft it to old Germany , to the one.
person In all the world who could com
fort and eoothu the aching heart So
oft was this desire expres cd in IKM *
conscious hours thai with delirium
came the sweat Inluclntttion that her
mother had 0iii3 ) and thIB comforting
thought stayed with her until her fi'cl
liad slipped over the brink.
Seldom have we hud occainn to re
port so pathetic a CUSP , there urn cad
lioarN In America over Kinma's death ,
ind nearer and dearer onus ynt to lianr
ii "In dcm faded iinl , ' and to those wo
would repeat her own .vordn , spoken
jiict u llttli. while hffnrn it was all
over "Gott sel mil t > uciil > U auf wleder-
- . .
Ono of the most delightful events of
the season was brought to it mort MIC-
cuFSful Issue Thui-rdny night when the
Ladle ? Ivciifliiglnn of th'j First I'rcb-
bytcrian church entertained the famil
ies of the church at a banquet in the
lodge rooms of the Klks In this city.
At 0:1)0 : ) In the evening the rooms
were most tastefully decorated and
three long tables wcro nprea-l with a
menu thut would do credit to any in
stitution , and u really enjoyable time
was indulged while the Ladles Orches
tra furnished music.
At the close of the dlnnera program
was presented with Hev. Hailey acting
as toastmiister. The general object of
the gathering was to launch the pro
ject for a new and suitable church
building , and naturally all the toasts
had to do witlrthat Idea.
I * . S. Heaeock spoke to the toast Our
ChurchUs Past History ; Dr. McMil
lan spoke of Our Church Its Present :
Dr. Alliaon spoke of Our I'hurch-
Future ; Our Church. Its Kellglous
Neighbors , was most suitably respond
ed toby Kev. Mastln , while John Ilin-
ton delighted the audience with a well
seasoned speech on Our Church , IU
Relation to the City. After hearing
solos by Simon Davies and Mits Kdna
Crook , and a violin duet by the Misso *
Allen Cleaver and Anita Wilson , Dr.
Hallcy spoke to the toast of Our
Church The Ladies
From the general harmony and good
feeling that prevailed throughout it
w ould eeeni that the First PresbyterIan -
Ian people are. In earnest in tholr
cITorts to secure the erection of a now
It was developed at the banquet that
the present building Is entirely too
small to accommodate the attendances
on Sabbath morning ? , and the work of
the Sunday school is cramped so much
that its natural growth Is aovorely
hindered. The Trluuim commends
this people to the generosity of the
i-lty In their efforts to Improve their
condition and service
Peru Notes of Richardson County
\Ve are glad to note that Rich
ardson county ranks second in
attendance at the Normal this
year , forty-one being registered ,
Frank A. Boose of the Peru
Normal was called home last Fri
day on account of the death of
his brother. Peru friends join in
expressing their utmost sympathy
to Mr. Boose in this hourof grief.
The musical given by thePhilo-
niathcan society last Friday eve
ning was indeed an excellent one.
Mr. Edward Hodapp of Hum-
boldt effected the arrangement of
this excellent program placing on
the list an alto solo by Prof.
Soeb of Nebraska City and the
famous Owl Quartet of this place.
Mr. Hodapp is to be congratulat
ed for arranging this most enter
The Hoys Basket JJall teams of
the Peru Normal and the Ilum-
boldt High school met in contest
liere at the Gymnasium Saturday
evening Jan. 18th , the Peru boys
winning with the score of 40 to
26. The game was well played
by both sides and showed great
skill on the part of each player.
Mr. N. A. Bcngston of the Nor
mal and A. II. Voeglein of Ilum-
boldt acted as officials rendering
their decisions in a manner satis
factory to all present.
The people of Peru express
their appreciation of having on
their list the valuable Falls City
High School paper which , they
say , is one of the most unique
school papers ever receivcd'at the
Mr. O. W. James of Humboldt
is. now spending his leisure time
training tin * Senior boys and girls
Basket Ball teams. Mr. James
is indeed himself acquainted with
athletics and under his supervision
these teams are assured of success.
Glenn D. Jenkins ot Stella and
a Junior at the Normal has been
appointed assistant , to ' Prof.
Brownell in the Chemistry and
Physics labralory for the coining
yearProf. . Brownell is otie of
the best Profession in the state
and it is certainly education in
itself to work under his directions.
Early Alorning Spin.
The team attached to llea-
cock Son's mill \\agon started
out ol their own accord yester
day morning , being frightened
by the tongue dropping down ,
and for a time it looked like
a general smash up. The team
was stopped bj running inio a
hitch rack near the old Goldner
blacksmith shop. Both horses
were knocked down but no ser
ious injury was sustained.
Win Dotb Games.
On Friday usir High School
Basket Ball teams went to Pawnee
City to play the return games
scheduled for that place. Our
teams won both games , the girls
by a score of 30 to 3 and the boys
2'Jto31. They report an excel
lent time and arc more than
pleased.with the treatment accord
ed them by their opponents.
Run Nail In Foot.
Last Thursday while work iffu
in his cellar. Dr. McMi u
stepped on a nail , the s ics
running nearly through icy
foot. For a time the in ; y
proved very painful and f pt
the doctor con lined to his he , e ,
but he is now KO far recov ed.
as to be able to attend to His
duties at the drug store.
Arrested for Fast Driving.
A stranger in town the lirst
of the week , niter imbibing a
little too freely , proceeded to
speed his horse a little faster
than the law allows , and cis a
result wound up in police court
1 paying $1 and costs for the fun