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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. V FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , APRIL 2.1 , 1908. Number
to Clean Up.
To the People of Palls City :
As Ma3'or of the city of Pails
City I request that on Tuesday ,
April 28 , each and every one of
you lay aside your ordinary cares
and labor , and direct your atten
tion to the cleaning up of your
yards , alleys and vacant lots. *
Much has already been done
along1 these lines , but there is
much left to be done. Let us all
make a united effort on this day ,
to be known as " clean-uo day , "
and see how clean we can make
the city. I know you are all ready
and willing to join the crusade.
All that is necessary is to give up
just a little of your time. The
city will have its entire force out
on that day and gladly assist in
everj * way possible to make this
a grand success. This action is
absolutely necessary to protect
the health of the community.
G. M. BAKKKTT ,
Let all get busy. Mayor.
Is It Wise ?
At a meeting of the city coun
cil last week ) in discussing the
water question , it was decided to
ask permission of the county board
to erect a supply tank , or standpipe -
pipe , which we understand is the
same thing , on a corner of the
court'house ' square. The county
board passed a resolution grant
ing the request , provided the city
would furnish the jail and court
house free water during the life
of the lease.
Now we question the advisa
bility ot this. Our public square
is not a thing of beauty as it is
and the addition of this uiibight-
ly tank would not add to its ap
pearance. It seems to us a loca
tion could be found which would
answer the purpose just as well
without having it on the most
public corner in our city. Things
are just now shaping themselves
so as to enable us to do away
with the outbuildings in the
court house yard. Why burden
ourselves with this new C3re.-sore ?
Pride is a commendable trait and
we hope it will come to the rescue
when this question comes up for
The Odd Fellows.
On next Monday evening the
local lodge will observe the 90th
anniversary of American Odd
Fellowship at their hall. All
Odd Fellows , Rebekahs , their
families and widows of deceased
Odd Fellows are invited to be
present. The exercises will com
mence at 8 o'clock in the evening.
Her Name Was Alaude !
While attending to'his duties
on the farm northwest of this
city last Friday , Herman Eeachy
was working around one of their
mules when the animal resented
his familiarity by kicking him on
the ankle breaking the bone. The
injury will keep Herman in the
house for some time , but he has
sworn vengeance on the mule.
While we do not believe in mak
ing the surroundings of wrong
doers so inviting that arrest means
home comfort and is a pleasure
rather than punishment , we do
believe in being human.
In all candor we do not think
there is a town on the map that can
present a worse bastile from every
viewpoint than our own.
We favor the rock pile. There
is nothing so wholesome for the
law-breaker or professional bum
than a nice sized rock pile. Make
their meals an award of merit
when the work they do is inspect-
4 ed , but by all means stay within
the bounds of human decency.
Our "cooler" is worse than any
dog kennel that ever came to our
Dan Sullivan , the Pecos Valley
land maiii is in our midst again.
It will be remembered by the
readers of the Tribune that Dan
was shot and seriously wounded
about two months ago in an alter
cation over the selling of a Mr.
Weddle's farm to Ted O'llern.
There are several false stories
afloat about the land transaction
and the shooting and Dan takes
this means of informing his
friends of a few of the fact3 of
the case. Jerry Kanaly was my
local agent here at Falls City and
our agreement was that he waste
to get one-half the commission on
sales made to any buyers that he
brought to me. On the farm
that O'llern bought the usual-
commission ) nothing more nor
less , was charged. The farmer
selling the land in every case pays
the commission and the buyer
can always buy just as cheap and
frequently cheaper through a
Real Estate firm than when he
buys direct from the owner. It
was maliciously told here , and
the parties who started the report
knew that they were starting a
falsehood , that I got $5 per acre
over and above the usual com
mission on the O'Hern deal. On
that sale I got the same commis
sion as any other responsible firm
would have gotten and one-half
of that was paid to Jerry Kanaly
who b } ' the way is a cousin of
O'Hern's. During the past year
have paid Mr. Kanaly several
hundred dollars for his labors ,
but he and I dissolved recently
and he is no longer an agent of
mine. Sincerely ,
Out of Commission.
During the storm Friday even
ing lightning ran into the light
ing plant and the town was in
A shut down and examination
revealed the fact that parts had
been burned out that would ne
cessitate a trip to St. Joseph.
The matter was reported to Mayor
Barrett , who arranged to take
the night train and brought an
expert up the next day.
The damage was soon repaired
and tested and the glim for Sat
urday night was as good as new.
A Glorious Easter.
Easter brought bright skies to
Falls City. The blue heavens and
the warm sunshine , together with
the fragrance of the many blos
soms , inspired our people even
more than the ringing of the
church bells and prompted them
to fill the various churches and
there unite in the praises and
thanksgivings for the many bless
ings bestowed upon all. Every
man or woman , of whatever faith
or creed , who opened their hearts ,
were made better. It was indeed
a glorious Easter.
Well Known Authors To Marry
Cards are out announcing the
marriage of Miss Zula McCool
of Salem , Nebraska and II.
Glen Curtis of St. Joseph , Mis
souri. Miss McCool and Mr.
Curtis are the authors of the
well known novel of last year ,
"The Abduction of Isabel" and
it is with a great deal of satis
faction that we look on their de
cision to enter upon a more per
manent literary association.
Miss McCool is a sister oi
Mrs. K. R. Rule of this city
nnd is well known to most of our
young people who unite in ex
Col. Satterwhite has stood it
just as long as possible without
the Tribune in his home , and this
week joined our great army of
satisfied readers. From now on
Emmett is sure of success , as he
has done his duty.
Attempted Jail Delivery.
Just when liberty was in sight
and his escape almost certain ,
Johnson , the man now in jail on
the charge of burglary , was dis
covered in the act of sawing the
bars of his cell and he is now
languishing in the double cell
with a ball and chain as his
Johnson is evidently an old
tuner and on to all the crooks
and turns of burglary. When
placed in jail he was closely
searched and as then supposed
relieved of all tools , but on
Wednesday several small tools
used in picking locks were
found in the soles of his shoes.
It is thought however , that he
- is receiving help from the out-
ide , as he was equipped with
everything ueressary to gain
liis liberty and as men have
been seen leaving1 the vicinity
of the jail at night the officers
have been on the watch and re.
ceiitly found the locks had been
tampered with and had them
changed for new ones.
On Wednesday a thorough ex
amination was made and it was
discovered that the bars on the
north window had been sawed ,
likewise , the bars of Johnson's
cell and all that was needed to
lin the outer room was to
break off the bars and he would
then be ready for the outaide
To aid him in his work Johnson -
son had taken a leg from his
chair burned a hole in it with a
poker and this he used as a
handle for his tools to assist
him in reaching the high bars.
Hand-cuffs have proven no pro
tection as he can get them off in
five minutes and boasts that
there is no jail he cannot get
out of , but with the ball and
chain attachment and the eagle
eyes of Sheriff Fenton and
Deputy McFarland upon him
we think he will change his
The hope now is that our offic
ials will be able to land those
on the outside who are causing
The oTher Side.
Reverend R. R. Teeter will
preach at the Brethren church
next Sunday evening upon the
subject , "The Other Side. " This
is an interesting subject and
should have a large audience.
His morning subject will be :
"Master of the Situation. " All
are welcome ,
On April 24th , 1870 , just forty-
one years ago Falls Qity exper
ienced one of the most severe
earthquakes ever felt in this
section , so severe in fact , as to
rattle the dishes in the cup
boards and move the furniture
in the houses.
The writer who was sick in
bed at the time lived where the
Jenne shoe store is no located
and has a distinct recollection
ot the schock as a collapse of
the house was momentarily ex
Jusi for a comparison we will
also state that on the above
date a very important lawsuit
was on hand , Judge Schoenheit
and other leading lawyers rid.
ing in a lumber wagon to the
home ol Justice Cooley , who
lived on the farm now occupied
by Mr. .Wills , where the case
was tried in an old log house.
No doubt these incidents will
be remembered by some of our
old timers who in turn will call
to mind events vhich would beef
of interest. S. W.
Mrs. Bert Wright returned Mon
day to her home in Kansas City ,
after a week spent in this city
with her mother , Mrs. Stoughton.
The Woman's club held a very
interesting session Tuesday after
noon with Mrs. Dr. Wilson as
liostess. Roll call was responded
to by comments on famous trees.
Mrs. Maud Da vies gave a very
instructive ten-minute talk on the
famous Burbank cactus , which
was followed by a general discus
sion ol trees , plants and the work
of Luther Burbank , the famous
liorticulturist of Santa Rosa , Cali.
Miss Uhlig read a paper on the
oratorio , "Elijah , " after which
an impromptu musical program
was given by different members.
The book committee was then
appointed , which closed the pro
gram of a ycry pleasant afternoon.
The ladies of St. Thomas church
will serve a 15c- tea at the home
of J. R. Wilhitc next Wednesday
evening from 5 to S o'clock. The
menu will be fine and you will
get all you can cat. Everybody
The M. E. missionary tea will
he at the home of Mrs. Fred Far-
rington tin's afternoon. All are
The members of St. Agnes
Guild will conduct a food exchange
at the Morsman drug store Sat
urday afternoon. They will have
on hand a good supply of every
thing suitable for Sunday dinner.
Wednesday afternoon , Sorosis
met with Mrs. George Holland as
hostess. An excellent paper on
"New Zealand and her Govern
ment , " was read by Mrs. Yutzy.
A very interesting account and
description of the noted places ,
builcVngs and works of art , was'
given by Mrs. Past of her trip to
Europe. During the social half
hour excellent refreshments were
served by Miss Gladys Holland ,
assisted by Miss Elizabeth Simp
son. Club adjourned to meet witli
Mrs. J. C. Yutscy , May 13th.
After the regular session of the
Highlander lodge on Tuesday
evening , a fine social time was
indulged i n by the members.
Dancing was the order , also an
elegant lunch which had been
prepared by the refreshment com
mittee. The members of this
fast growing order are always
sure of a good time when they
Wednesday was Arbor Day , but
it was not as generally observed
in this city as it has been in the
past , especially in our public
schools , where heretofore elabor
ate programs had always been
prepared and a number of trees
planted. Several of our private
citizens , however , did their duty.
The Shakespeare Club , with
the assistance of Mayor Barrett
and Officer Marts , planted a tree
at the city park , with appropriate
The eleven young ladies em
ployed by the telephone company ,
headed by Col. Satterwhite , armed
with a fine tree , marched to the
park , and with much ado , planted
the tree which will grow and in
a few years furnish shade for
these young ladies and their little
ones when they repair to our
beautiful park for a few hours of
quiet and rest.
The Ladies Aid Society of the
M. E. church planted a row of
trees around their church building
which will soon add greatly to its
A number of citizens also plant
ed trees and shrubbery at the
park , but were unable to learn
these loyal citizens names , but
whoever they are they did their
duty , and it is hoped many more
will follow their example.
Dr. Wolfe and wife visited with
relatives in Humboldt the first
of the week.
Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the
manse of the first Methodist
church , Leonard L. Brock and
Elsie L. Watson both of Ham-
iin , Kansas.
Wednesday at high noon at
Salem , ZnlaM. McCool , daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mc
Cool and sister of Mrs. Rob
ert Rule and Mr. II. Glen Cnr-
tiss. Reverend C. A. Martin of.
Large number of friends gath
ered in this spacious home to
witness the marriage. Miss
McCool had grown to woman-
liood among these friends. Mr.
Curtiss the groom is a son of
Reverend Hiram Curtiss , a
former pastor and is junior
member of a wholesale house
doing business in St. Joseph ,
Missouri. After the wedding a
collation was served. The wed
ding offerings were of the ac
customed number and signili-
cadce. The young couple were
escorted as far as Dawson on
the west bound train of the 13.
nnd M. They gave printed information -
formation to the happiness of
these young travelers. There
could hardly be a more beauti
ful wedding and the numerous
friends not present extend con
gratulations and best wishes for
a happy life voyage.
Tom Fitton Dead.
The sad news was received in
this city Tuesday evening that
Thomas II. Fitton had died that
morning at Ins home in Florence ,
Colorado , lie had been sick
for more than two months with
stomach and liver trouble and
while his friends here knew that
he was in a critical condition ,
when the news of his death was
received it was indeed a shock ,
as he had scores of friends here
who had known him intimately
ior years ,
In the early days of Palls
City , Tom. as he was familiarly
known to all , was one of the
leading citizens and could al
ways be depended upon for as
sistance in anything ior the bet.
terment of our town. He went
from here to P eatrice where he
remained for a of number years
but finally came back to the old
scenes of his younger days. A
few years ago he moved to Plor
ence , Colorado , where he has
The remains were brought
back to Beatrice where funeral
services were held yesterday af
ternoon under the auspices of
the Odd Fellows to which order
he had been a life long and faith
ful member in good standing ol
the local order of Odd Fellows ,
who had charge of the last sad
rites of their departed brother.
Deceased leaves a widow and
one son who will mourn the loss
of a good husband and father ,
who in their sorrow have the
sympathy of hosts of friends in
Any information'from anyone ,
concerning the whereabouts ol
any legal papers of our father ,
John Pallstead , deceased , will be
G. II. FALLSTHAD-
J. W. FAI.LSTJ5AD.
The drainage board is still in
session dividing their time be
tween here and Salem. The ob
ject now is to complete if possi
ble , their classification by the
1st of May. The interesting
feature of this meeting was their
session with the railroad and
Mrs. Ljdia Sperrv is seriously
11 at her hpjiiejn thisi city.
V. G. Lyford was a business
visitor in Lincoln , Wednesday.
Asa Crook has been on the sick
ist for several days the past week.
Milt Bohrer returned Tuesday
'roin a business trip to Broken
Mrs. Sam Bayne returned Tues-
lay from a visit with relatives in
Only a short time now until the
'sweet girl graduate" will be the
\11 absorbing topic.
Friends in this city received the
lews this week that Harry Iluber
lad been quite badly injured while
> laying ball in Kansas City re
There will be communion ser
vice at the First Methodist
church next Sunday night. Rev.
George I. Wright , D. D. , will be
present and administer the sacra-
ncnt. Quarterly conference
Monday morning at 9 a. m.
* ' Ralph Love was down from
Palls City Sunday. Ralph is now
managing a picture show in Falls
ity. " Hiawatha World. No ,
Ralph is not managing the picture
show , he is manipulating the
machine. Mr. Primley is mana
The Tribune is in receipt of an
Easter greeting from Herman
Koehlcr , who reccntl } ' moved to
Swift's Postofficc , Alabama. Mr.
Tvoehler and fnmity like their new
liome fine and think they have
landed in the garden spot of the
If you arc looking for good
roadsters or trotting bred stallions
Ed. Dorland of Ilumboldt , has
them. On another page of this
paper you will see the breeding
of Arena 16105 , one of the great
est race producers in the State to-
; lay. He is a fine individual
weighing 1100 pounds and you
will do well to look him over be
The musical prodigy , Blind
Boone gave an entertainment in
the chapel of Drake University
last night. The chapel was
crowded and the efforts ol the
blind boy were highly appreci
ated by all present as was
shown by the hearty applause
and frequent calls for repeti
tions. The young lady who has
also been here with Boone be
fore sang several pleasing
songs. When Boone invited any
pianist in the audience to come
forward and play for him to im
itate , Mr. Frank White , a Uni
versity Place musician totally
blind was led lorward and
played a number of difficult airs
giving the stool to Blind Boone ,
who faithfully produced every
note and sound , proving that he
is certainly a wonder. His imi
tations ol various musical in
struments were much enjoyed.
Gehling April 30th.
John NuTlTaiilte III.
We arc sorry to note that John
Nulk , formerly of this city but
now a resident ofMuskogce.Okla. ,
is quite ill. He and his wife are
now in Texas , where John is
under the care of a noted special
ist. At last accounts he was
some better and his many friends
here sincerely hope for his speedy
and full recovery.
Porter Randolph. Falls City . 26
Daisy Harkins , Palls City . . 25
Earl Dicks , Rule 23
Pearl Durffey , Rule . . . . 22
T. GuilliamsWhite Cloud.Ks. 22
Rosa Simmons , Reserve , Ks. . 19
Leonard L. Brock , Hamlin , Ks. 21
Elsie L. Watson , Hamlin , Ks. 19
II. Glenn Curtiss , St , Joe , Mo. 27
Zula McCool , Saletn . . . . 22