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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. V FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , JULY 24 , 1908. Number 27
AS 'TWAS TOLD TO OUR SOCIETY -
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals , Lodges , Clubs ,
Churches , Etc.
Grandma Hauscnjager cele
brated her S2nd birthday yester
day. This was also the 40th
weddingf anniversary of Mr. a\ul
Mrs. Win. Oswald and both occa
sions were celebrated at the home
° in the east part of town Thursday
afternoon. Owing to the illness
of a daughter at Beaver City ,
Mrs. Wm. Oswald was not able
to be present , but the children
here could not refrain from at
least reminding their Grandma
that another milestone had been
passed in her eventful life and
they gathered to bring cheer and
best wishes at this time. May-
she live to enjoy the return of
many similar occasions fora fam
ily reunion is the wish of her
The following friends met at
the hospitable home of Mr. and
Mrs. Everett Higgins and gave
them a surprise on Friday even
ing , Geo. Prichard and family ,
DeLes Spickler and wife and Mae
"Wileman of Barada , Geo. Sturms
and family , Andy Prater and
family , Ellis Houtz , Mrs. O. A.
Guinn of St. Anthony , Idaho ,
Delia Knisley , Wm. Hubner ,
Frank Peck , William Bowman ,
Francis and Truman Kniselcr ,
i- Ben and Fred Allison. The eve
ning was most pleasantly spent
in music and various games , after
which refreshments were served
consisting of ice creani ) cake and
oranges. At a late hour all de
parted declaring Mr. and Mrs.
Higgins royal entertainers.
The home of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Schaffer , who reside in
the country , was the scene of a
happy gathering Monday after
noon , the affair being a party in
honor of the twelfth birthday of
their daughter , Blythe. A large
number of young folks were pres
ent and greatly enjoyed the fine
time and nice lunch provided-
Among those from town who
were present were Margaret and
Merl Naylor , Marie Lichty and
the Heineman girls.
A few lady friends of Mrs. II.
L. Morrow of St. Louis spent
the afternoon and enjoyed six
4 o'clock dinner with her at her
mother's home Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Morrow is spending several
weeks with her parents , W. S.
Korner and wife , where she will
await the arrival of her husband ,
who is in Salt Lake City , Utah.
The M. E. Kensington met
with Mrs. R. R. Roberts Wednes
day afternoon. It was a moth
er's day , each member bringing
her mother. A good program
was rendered and nice refresh
ments served and everything pos
sible done for the pleasure of the
The members of the Epworth
League enjoyed a picnic at the
city park Tuesday afternoon ,
Supper was spread on the grass to
which all did ample justice.
The K. K.'s were most pleas
antly entertained at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Al. Spear , Wednes
day evening. The usual good
time was enjoyed.
Mrs. Jim Pickett was hostess
to the Young Married Ladies'
Kensington club Friday afternoon
and the usual pleasant time was
The Married Ladies' Kensing
ton met on Tuesday afternoon
with Mrs. Lloyd Giannini and en
joyed an unusually pleasant ses
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
Items of Interest in And About Our
Temple of Justice.
On Friday Ernest Schmechel
of this county was taken before
the board of insanity and ad.
judged by that body to be in
sane and a fit subject for the
asylum , to which place he will
be taken as soon as the neces
sary arrangements can be made.
Christina Presser during the
week filed application for a di.
vorce from her husband , Win. II.
Presser , on the charge of non-
The teachers were taking1 ex
aminations Friday and Satur.
day. A large number were pre
sent and underwent the trying
ordeal as ou'tlined by County
Superintendent Oliver ,
Things were a little quiet af
ter the adjournment of the coun
ty board , which had a busy ses
sion for several days.
Miss Florence Wylie is now
assisting in Recorder Edwards'
office , having commenced her
duties there Thursday.
The scavenger tax list has
kept Treasurer Lord and his as
sistants pretty busy attending
to the belated taxpayers , who
are now Hocking in before it is
everlastingly too late.
We would suggest that Judge
Gagnon. advertise a bargain day
in marriage licenses , as business
has been rather dull in this line.
Janitor Higgins has the lawn
looking fine , which makes an
ideal place to rest. The band ,
stand , however , is still vacant.
. THE GRIM REAPER
Mrs. Lena Stewart Passed Away
Thursday , July 16
Leona Stewart , vvife of Jas.
R. Stewart , died at her home
four and 'one-half miles north
west ol this city , on Thursday ,
July 10 , 1908 , aged about 88
Deceased had been sick but a
few days , and her condition was
not considered in the least seri
ous until a few hours before her
death , when Mr. Stewart hasten
ed for medical aid , but before
his return his wife had passed
to the great beyond , thus leav
ing1 seven children motherless
and a sorrowing husband bereft
of a loving and faithful help
The funeral service was held
Friday at the family residence ,
conducted by Rev. Mastin of the
M. E. "church of this city. In
terment in the Steele cemetery.
Where ts the Dogcatcher ?
Falls City appears to be just as
lenient with the owner of dogs
as most towns of her size. Each
year the taxis collected from a
few who are willing to pay with
out a protest , which is usually
one out of ten and then all effort
is at an end until next spring. Is
this just or right ? If the ordi
nance is a good one enforce it to
the letter. If it is not the method
repeal the objectionable passage
and turn the dpg loose. Falls
City can boast of more dogs to
the block than any town of her
ize in the state anywa3r.
Injured in a Fall.
Joe , the little son of D. D. Rea-
vis , received an injury Monday
afternoon which might have
He was at the home of Mrs. T.
J. Gist , and while standing on a
chair and reaching up for some
thing the chair overturned and in
falling Joe struck himself under
the chin , cutting himself so badly
that the chin bone protruded , and
it required three stitches to close
the gash. Joe thinks it was a
pretty hard bump , but he is get
ting along nicely.
A BOGUS CHECK
JAMES RAMSEY VICTIM OF A
A Stranger , Giving the Name of Jas.
Brooks , Made His "Got-Away"
One day last week a man giv
ing his name as James Brooks ,
appeared at the furniture store of
Jas. Ramsey to buy a bill of
goods. After looking over the
stock he said he would look over
the town and find a house and
then return and select his goods.
The next day the man returned
saying he had rented a house of
John McCarthy , and proceeded to
select his furniture. His bill
amounted to $160 and in payment
of the same he presented a B. &
M. railroad check for $175 , and
Mr. Ramse } " gave him § 15 in
change and proceeded to load up
the goods and haul them to the
Mr. Ramsey was not in the
least suspicious until the check
returned from the Ottumwa , la- ,
bank with a letter stating that
they knew nothing about the
man whose signature appeared
on the check. Mr. Ramsey then
got busy and went to the house
and found the goods just as he
had left them , the man never re
turning. The goods were hauled
back to the store , and Mr. Ram
sey is thankful that he lost only
$15 in the transaction.
Brooks represented himself as
being an employee of the B. & M.
putting in the switch lights fromj
here , to Red. Cloud , with this
place as headquarters. Mr.
Ramsey says his opinion is the
man is new in this crooked work ,
as he lias everv appearance of
being a hard working honest fel
low , and is about sixty years old.
Up to this time nothing has
been heard from the man.
An Automobile Company Organized
in This City.
A number of our citizens have
become interested in the automo
bile question and have organised
what will be known as the Falls
City Automobile company. It is
the intention of these gentlemen
to open up a garage at once.
Pete Frederick , jr. , and Char
ley Ilarkendorf each purchased a
fine new car this week and a car
load of others are on the way.
Heretofore Falls City has been
a little slow on the automobile
question , but judging from the
number of people who are con
templating buying , we will soon
head the list in this as well as
anything else we undertake.
Resigned Her Position.
Miss Comstock , teacher of
mathematics in our high school ,
has resigned her position here
and accepted a like one in
McCook. This is greatly re
gretted by our people as Miss
Comstock is an instructor of
more than ordinary ability and
a great favorite among her
pupils. She makes the change
on account of being able to be
near old friends at McCook.
The vacancy , as yet has not
A Badly Sprajncd Arm.
While swinging on a rope at
Chas. Hargrave's home one day
last week Roy Bohrer fell and
sprained his right arm quite
badly. While the injury is very
painful and has somewhat han
dicapped Roy in his play , he will
soon be alright again.
The Presbyterian church and
Sunday school picnic was post
poned until Friday , July 2-1.
Meet at the church at 9 a. in.
BEAUTY OF OUR CITY SHOULD
Don't Sit Idly By Waiting for the
Other "Feller" to Do His
Duty as a Citizen
! "Clean-up" day has been in
yogue for some time among our
business men on Stone street , and
is a fine thing as far as if. goes ,
but just a step on any side street
will soon convince you that it
doesn't go far enough ,
A great deal has been said
about cutting the weeds and trim
ming the trees. As to the lawns
about our city the majority of
them are kept in pretty good
shape , but as many of our prop
erty owners have said , what is
the use of trying to make the lawn
look nice when the fruits ol your
hard work is spoiled by the tin-
sight.y weeds growing along the
curb line ? And they have just
cause for complaint. A person
with one grain of pride is actually
ashamed to take a trip over our
city with strangers and let them
see the condition of things. All
yisitors desire among the first
things to visit our library , which
in itself is the pride of all our citi
zens , but what must their
thoughts be when they see the
jungle between the library and
the News office. Not only there
but the same condition exists
around our school buildings ,
churches , all vacant lots , and in
lact ever } ' place where a weed can
gro.w , it is allowed full cway.
Just take the matter to your
self. What would be your im
pression if you would get off the
train at tiny station and be com
pelled to wade through weeds
higher than your head to get to
the main street of the town ?
These conditions are bad in any
case but in a town of more than
4000 with more wealth per capita
than any town in the state it is a
Trees are beautifiers when used
properly , and to stand off and
look at our little city with its
large number of trees , it looks a
veritable paradise , but these same
beautiful trees become a nuisance
when owners allow the branches
to grow so low that it is impossible
for pedestrians to walk under
We bclieyc there is an ordinance
touching on this question , and if
this is the case why not en
force it ?
We do not care to be classed
with the kickers , but we would
like to see some action taken on
Big Fine Set Aside.
The twenty-nine million dollar
lar fine assessed against the
Standard Oil by Judge Landis
for rebating has been reversed
by the United States court of
appeals. The court holds the
fine excessive and an abuse of
judicial discretion. Besides
criticising the errors of law
committed by the trial judge
the appellate court Hays Landis
for his conduct in assessing a
fine twenty-nine times as large
as the capital stock of the com
Senator Dolliver could have had
the vice presidential nomination
if he had wanted it. The admin
istration wanted him on the ticket
because his record was in keeping
with the Roosevelt policies , and
because he is considered the ablest
platform orator in the nation ,
Senator Dolliver opens the Chau-
tauqua this year and his address ,
which will be non-political , should
be listened to by an immense
Two of Our Prominent Young
Robert R. Neitxel and Meeker
S. Cain were married on Monday
evening in this city at 8 O'clock
at St. Thomas rectory , Rev.
To say that their friends were
surprised docs not express it , not
that the act was accomplished ,
for that was expected , but that
they would steal a march on their
friends in this manner , as they
did not tell one single person ,
but alone , armed with the neces
sary documents , presented them
selves before Rev. Neide who in
his impressive manner spoke the
words which united the lives of
the two young people.
Both the bride and groom arc
well known in this city , having
lived here most of their lives and
count their friends by their large
circle of acquaintances. The
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
August Neit.el of this city , lie
has been employed for some time
in the office ol the county treas
urer , proving himself a very val
uable assistant. lie is possessed
of good business qualities , and
being a young man of good habits
is bound to succeed. The bride
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Cain and is a highly acom-
plished and much loved young
lady , being a general favorite
among her associates , Like her
husband , she has held a position
in the court house , being employ
ed in the county clerks office , and
from this circle she will be espec
ially missed. *
To the- happy young couple is
extended the best wishes of this
WE DROPPED ONE
Our Boys Lose a Good Game With
Well , we lost one , but we are
not worrying about it , as a
2 to 1 game is a good one to lose
and we can't expect to win them
all. The Everest team was the
best our boys have met this sea
son and the game was a good
one from start to finish. We were
somewhat crippled by one of
our best players having a sore
hand and his place had to be
filled by new material , and we
are not backward in saying that
under ordinary circumstances
the outcome would have been
The visitors scored two on
an error in the third inning and
our boys had an earned run to
their credit in the eighth , only
three men making the circuit.
Prior pitched for the home
boys and did good work. He
struck out six men and allowed
but one to walk. Lacy who was
in the box for the visitors fan
ned nine men and presented
three with bases. Excitement
ran high at times , both sides
doing much good work.
We go to press too early to
give an account of the game
our boys played with Hiawatha.
Landed the Contract.
The Bohrer Bros , this week
succeeded in landing a contract
for the erection of a brick
school house in Wilsonville ,
Neb. , and left Wednesday for
that place , to begin work.
Richard N. Williamson , Barada..21
Dora M. Cox , Bnrada 17
Paul A. White , Kansas City 10
NoraL. White , Blue Springs 21
James H. Turner , Salem 21
Edith Mobley , Salem 18
John H. Ilauul.Bern , Kansas 25
Eva M. Bacon , Dullols 21
Robert A. Neltzcl , Falls City 22
Meeker S. Cain , Falls City. . 22
Fred Haefele on Route 3 re
newed his faith today.
A GOOD MEETING
THE HORTICULTURAL MEETING
PROVED TO BE A WINNER
The .Program Was an Interesting
One With Noted Speakers at
The summer meeting of the
Nebraska State Horticultural so
ciety was held in the court house
in this city Tuesday and Wcclnes *
day of this week , and while there
was not as large an attendance as
expected , those who were here
enjoyed it to the utmost , and the
discussions and exchanging of
opinions proved both instructive
and interesting not only to those
taking part , but to the spectators
as well , all gaining much knowl
edge from hearing the talks of
the noted speakers present , and
which will be stored away for
The session opened at 9:30 : a.
m. Tuesday morning. The invo
cation was by RevR. . Cooper
Bailey , Ph. D. Owing to the in *
ability of Mayor Abbey to be
pfjr.it , the address of welcome
\ \ ' j given by Stipt. Oliver in his
ttSital eloquent and spirited style.
He extended the courtesies of our
city to the visitors and made them
feel at home. The response was
made by Chas. L. Sanders of
Omaha , president of the State
G. S. Christy of Johnson , who
is considered one of the best
authorities in the slate on horti
culture , then gave an interesting
talk on "Opportunities for Horti
culture in Southeast Nebraska. "
Among other things he endeav
ored to show how small fruit
could be raised at a profit , when
given proper attention , and no
doubt his address will prove a
great benefit to growers of small
fruit who had the pleasure of
' 'Flowers for the Farm , " was
the subject assigned to C. S. Harrison
risen , of York , but he was unable
to attend , and this was dispensed
The morning session closed
with some very good musical selections
At 2 o'clock p. in. the meeting
was opened with some fine musi
cal numbers by F. Werner and
wife , Ralph Jenne and Clarence
Smith. A great deal of credit is
due these musicians for the sue *
cess and pleasure of the meetings.
W. G. Swan of University Place
was the first speaker of the after
noon. In his talk on "Fifty
Years in Nebraska" , he gave a
brief review of the advance of
horticulture from fifty years ago
when it was practically unknown
in this state , to ilti present enor
mous proportions. He has made
a deep study of this question and
is looked upon as authority. His
talk was indeed interesting.
0. II. Green of Fremont was
the next on the program with a
short talk on "A Few Flowers" .
Mr. Green is one of the leading
growers of the state , and the
specimens he had on exhibition
proved his ability and knowl
Right here there was a little
break in the regular program ,
which proved a pleasure to all
present. It was learned that
Isaac Pollard , lather of our Con
gressman Pollard , was in the
audience , and in response to fre
quent calls , entertained the
crowd with a discussion that
was highly appreciated , as his
fiity-lwo years experience on
Nebraska soil has given him a
store ot most interesting and
W. II. Bruning-of Cedar Bluffs
was down for a talk on "Hai'dy
( Concluded on jiage four )