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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
\ : Vol. V FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , JANUARY 24 , 1908. Number i Now and Then The writer is no longer writing editorials for this paper , having been compelled by business affairs to turn the editorship over to another and far better equipped man , but there is one matter which though it could more properly - erly b2 treated editorially than in this column , I want to say a word about- I don't like Congressman Pol lard a little bit , and never expect to , but all this criticism of his vote on the ship subsidy bill is the merest rot. The fact that it happens to be an administration measure is of no moment , and constitutes no reason why any member should vote for it if it is a bad measure. But it happens to be a good measure and Pollard should be commended for voting for it. Secretary Rootone of the biggest Americans of his timeand one who knows more about our merchant marine than any other man in the nation , delivered a speech on ship subsidy in Kansas City two years ago that should be read by every man who wants to know the subject completely. This address is one of the most remarkable achievements of this remarkable man , and \vill go in to literature as a gem of pure english and unanswerable logic. Ships are not very entertain ing to a man who never sees any thing sail bigger than a prairie schooner , but an American mer chant marine appeals to the patriotism and the pocket book of every citizen of the United States whether he toils on a tarm , in the store or in the great ship offices on the coast. It is said with much truth that a man can sail around the world and never _ see the American ilag. In every great commercial port ca n be seen the ensigns of everr nation floating from the mast headsi ex cept the stars and stripes. Other nations have built up great mer chant marines by subsides , and ever } ' nation , save the United States , takes her commodoties across the oceans in her own ships. Every dollar of American commerce is shipped in foreign vessels and every dollar of freight tariff to transport our pork , beef , cotton a n d other commodities , goes to enrich English , French and German ship owners. We ought to cncourau'e the building of an American merchant marine and keep this money at home. But this isn't half the story. Do you know what we have to dote to get our mail to Cuba , the West Indies and South America ? Well , we send it by English vessels from New York to Liverpool , ' Eng. . and then on other English B vessels from Liverpool to its des i " tination. This is not only expensive , sive but it is a shock to national pride.as well. We , the largest and richest nation on earthshould * be able to provide transportation for our mail from our shores to the countries lying close to us. But that isn't half the story , cither. England , France and Germany have , by ship subsidies " built up a gigantic system of merchant vessels that can be taken over by'the government in times of war and turned into the most formidable of fleets. The United States with its thousands of miles of coast line to defend would be utterly unable to cope with such opposition for the rea son that we do not encourage the building ot a merchant marine as other countries have done , viz , by ship subsidies. We have neither time nor space to even touch on this subject , but before you criti cise Pollard's vote , look into the matter just a little. Rev. Mastin of the Methodist church is delivering a series of j sermons which he has appropri- lately | styled ' 'walks ' and talks with Jesus. " By the use of maps hie ! follows the Savior through his .wanderings , during the three ] years of his ministry. These i sermons are not only intensely in- 'teresting ' but are very instructive | I as well. No matter what one's belief is with regard to the Christ , he stands confessedly as the one great historical character , and a full knowledge of Him , his time and the several scenes of his activity is essential to a correct understanding of the greatest events of all time. These ser mons are delivered in the morn" ing and you will find it. well worth your time to attend. Obituary. Died : Lewis Andrew Boose , age 39 years , 3 months and 12 days , in St. Joseph , Mo. , Jan. 15 , 1908. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church of this city , Friday , Jan. 17. 2:30 : p. in. the Rev. Dr Bailey officiating ; interment in Steele's cemetery. His death was sudden he being sick only four hours. While visit ing at the home of his parents , Mr- and Mrs. Win. Boose during his Christmas vacation he seemed to be in perfect health. The deceased was born in Well- ersburg , Sommerset Co. , Penn sylvania , Oct. 3 , 1868 , coming to Falls City with his parents at the age of 7 years. He attended the Falls City Public school including the High School , and took a course in the Normal at Shenandoah - doah , Iowa. The years of his manhood were spent in Colorado and Minnesota ; the last two years of his life in St. Joseph , Mo. He united with the Falls City Presbyterian church when a boy. He was a devout Christian , labor ing most faithfully and zealously for his Master. He was the eld est of eight children. He leaves a father and mother ; three broth ers Dr. ' W. R. Boose of this cit } ' , Rev. John Boose of Rock ford , 111- , and Frank Boose who is attend ing Peru State Normal ; and four sisters Dr. Emma Boose Tucker of Pang Phuang , China , Clara Boose of Artesia , New Mexico , Florence and Ella Boose of this city. All were present at the funeral but Mrs. Tucker and Miss Clara. The deceased leaves many friends who sympathize with the family in this hour of their bereavement. Quite a Blaze Our fire department was called out about 7 o'clock Monday even ing to find a small 3-rootn house .in the vicinity of the city park in flames , the fire having gained such headway that it was impos sible to save it , and in a few moments was burned to the ground. The structure was owned by John Sims of Dawson he having bought the place only a short time ago. The house was vacant at the time the occupants moving out that day , so the origin of the fire is a mystery although it is thought that it was the work of incendiaries. We were not able to learn whether the loss is cov ered by insurance or not. Full Line of Emblem Cards. Cards lend an air of refinement and culture to a person which cannot be attained in any other way. The Tribune has just re ceiyed a firt'e sample line of emb lem cards which we will be glad j to show you. If you belong to j any secret order you need an emb lem card. Come in and get our prices and we can furnish you the finest line ever brought to the J city to choose from , and at prices [ ! ' within the reach of all. A Tragic End , The uncertainty of this life was again manifested in our midst on Friday , when GeoA. . Robinson ) was thrown from an automobile and ! instantly killed. On Friday morning Mr. Robin son and Frank Blakeney left this city in an automobile for Rule , where the former had some busi ness to transact. About 4 o'clock they started on their return trip , and when just outside of town near the Rule cemetery , and while turning a corner , evidently at a very high rate of speed , Mr. Robinson fell out of the machine , striking on his head in such a manner as to cause instant death. Mr. ' Blakeney hurried on to this city and told the sad news. In the absence of the coroner the sheriff was notified who imme diately repaired to the scene. In the meantime , however , the body had been removed to the under taking establishment at Rulo. Upon his arrival the sheriff em paneled a jury and an inquest was held , the jury bringing in the following verdict : The State of Nebraska , Rich ardson County , ss. At an in quisition holdcn at Rule , Neb. , in Richardson County , on the 18th day of January , A. D. 1908 , be fore me , W. T. Fenton , acting coroner of said county , upon the body of George A Robinson , ly ing dead , by the jurors whose names are hereto subscribed , the iaid jurors upon their oath dp say that said George A. Robeinson was accidentally killed by falling out ( or thrown out ) of an auto mobile in the town of Rule , Neb. We hold nobody responsible for said accident. accident.M. M. J. LuBi.ANC , H. F. SIMON , II. F. CAVERZAGIK , W. M. VASTINK , N. A. KKKMOAD , Tnos. G. BOWKKK. In testimony whereof the said jurors have hereunto set their hands the day and year aforesaid. W. T. FKNTON , Acting in absence of coronor. This horrible death was indeed a shock to the people of this com munity , as deceased was known intimately by most of our people , as well as by our farmers , having been associated with them in a business way for H lonw time. He was employed by the Westinghouse - house Harvester Co. , being their western agent with headquarters at Council Bluffs , and had been traveling in this territory for years. He was about 65 years of age and had concluded to quit the road , intending this to be his last trip , making it for the purpose of closing up all his business affairs with the house , anxious to so ar range affairs as to be able to en joy the balance of his days in the true home life of which he was so fond. The sad news were telephoned to his son in Tarkio. Mo. , and a son-in-law at Omahawho arrived on the first trains and accompan ied the remains to Council Bluffs. Deceased leaves a wife , one son three daughters to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and father. His many friends in this vicinity extend heartfelt sympa thy in their sad hour. Hurt in Runaway. On Sunday evening as John Gilligan and wife were driving home from an evening spent with Judge Wilhite and wife , the bolt holding the shaft to the buggy , in which thev were riding , came out , letting the shaft down , which frightened the horse cans jing it to run away. Both occup- iants were thrown'out and pretty badly bruised up. While not seriously injured both will be confined to their home for some time and Mr. Gilligan , who fared the worst was forced to remain in bed for several days. Rudolph llanna Injured On Saturday night about 11:30 : o'clock as Rex Oliver and Ray Warfield were returning from skating , as they ncarcd the approach preach to the bridge across the Ncmaha at the Falls mills they discovered something lying at the side of the road , which upon in vestigation proved to be Rudolph llanna , who lives near that point on the Towle farm. "Rude"was vidcntly on his way home from town , and from the condition of the buggy which was standing near , with a front wheel and the Jiafts broken , the supposition was that in turning , the buggy was tippedthrowing the occupant outHe was found to be badly ; tit about the face and body bruis ed , and from his chilled condition had evidently been there for some time. The boys took the unfor tunate man to his home and cared for him , and he can certainly feel thankful to them that ha is alive today , as he surely would hayc perished from exposure had it not been for their timely arrival. Hiawatha Younjr People 'Injured. While returning from skating last Saturdav , four voting people in Hiawatha were victims of a runaway in which all were more or less injured and Miss Bijou Meisenheimer , one of the party is in a critical condition. The team ran into the wall of the school house throwing all of the occupants from the carriage , and Miss Bijou was hurled against the building , striking her head with such force as to render her unconscious , in which condition she has remained up to the pres ent fime , ( Tuesday ) , and grave fears are entertained as to her re covery. * - One of the gentlemen in the party sustained a broken collar bone , the other young lady a badly sprained ankle and the other gentleman was severely bruised. Miss Meisenheimer is well known to a number of our young people , having visited here many times , and her many friends sincerely hope that the accident will not prove as serious as repor ted and thatshe will soon recover. Another One. 15arly Wednesday morning about 6:30 : o'clock , the fire alarm again called the boys to duty. This time it the residence of Mr. Branum out at EvergreenHeights , but proved to be only a flue burn ing out with no damage done. Contract Awarded. At a meeting of the committee on Monday evening , the bids for the foundation for the new Cath olic church were opened , and after a careful investigation the bid was awarded to Carl Buth- man of this city. Work will be commenced as soon as possible on the found ation of what will be one of the finest churches in the state. SuicidTat Tlumboldt. Sheriff Fenton was called to llumboldt Monday , in answer tea a message announcing that a sui cide had been committed there. Upon his arrival he found that Cleve Cope , a prominent young fanner , living several miles north of Humboldt , was dead as the re sult oi a self inflicted gun shot i wound in the left breast. The young man lived about two hours after committing the deed and i stated that despondency from poor health was the cause of the act. The deceased had only been j married a few months , and besides - ' sides his young wife leaves a L father and several brothers and I sisters. J. S. Everts. The death ol J. S. Everts which occurred in Omaha last week , and of which mention was made in these columns , was a great shock to his many friends in and about Falls City. Mr. and Mrs. Everts moved to Rich ardson County in 1881 , and made their home with their two Tlau- ghters at the beautiful "Louiu- land , tarm south of Falls City. During their residence here , which extended until 1898 their home was the delight of two generations , the first compris ing those of their years , and the second the younger set of the age of Ruth and Naomi. Many are there who have reach ed middle life who remember the happy days and nights spent in this beautiful home , and never an hour of such mem ories in which the kindly , cul tured gentleman , , J. S. Everts , does not figure largely. In his heart Mr. Everts was always young , and would have remained so had his years been extended far beyond the time ol his death. His was a kindly , thoughtful disposition , and in the many years I have known him I never heard him speak harshly of a human being , nor have I ever heard him speak a word or utter a thought that would not have been lit for the ears of the most refined com pany. These are the essentials of a gentleman , and Mr. Everts possessed them in as full meas ure as any man I have ever known. His friends are many , and with those whom he loved he mingled in the most intimate association , but there was that in his nature that forbade fa miliarity , and repulsed the liber ties that coarser natures invite as expressions of regard. The wife of his youth died a few years ago and left him dcs- olale in his loneliness , though he seldom spoke of the grief this separation caused him. those who knew him most intim ately , also knew ol the hours ho spent in retrospection , and of many times when in the soli tude of his room , IK * listened in memory for the sound of fool stepa that were silent. for the music of a voice that was still. His two daughters and his little grandaughters were a great com fort to him , and he never tired ot talking about them to the friends who were interested , but the loss of the mother of his children and the mistress of his home abided with him as an ever poignant grief even unto death. The home life of Mr. Everts was ideal. Those who years ago worked for him on the farm , Gust. Duerfeldt , Gus Ap , John Hossack , and many others , learned to love this quiet , cul tured gentleman with an affec tion that has endured through the years , and , notwithstand ing the years of separation , the news of his death came to them with 'all the force of a personal loss. loss.The The funeral was held from the Mettodist church Sunday afternoon , a large congregation of friends assembling to pay their respects to the memor } ' of one whom they had known and for so many years. Received Bad Sprain Irv Maust is now going around with the aid of crutches , made , necessary by a severe sprain re- Sunday while attending to duties at the stock yards. While very painful the injury will not prove serious and he will soon be all right again. j Society News. ) Miss Spencer was hostess to the ( Friends in Council on last Friday evening. Instead of the usual program , the evening was spent in arranging for futue meetings and a good social time , and was greatly enjoyed by all present. _ _ _ Mrs. Henry Meyers entertained about thirty of her friends at the home of her sister , Mrs. John Carico , on Monday evening. The evening was spent in music and flinch and at the close a fine lunch was served. The Woman's Club met Tues day afternoon with Mrs. W. H. Crook. After a protracted busi ness session a short program was given. Mrs. D. Davics read an interesting paper on Agricultural Pcrsuits of Nebraska , and Miss Edna Crook sang in a very cred itable and pleasing manner Han del's "I Know that My Redeemer Liveth'1 from the Messiah , and also "Come. Jesus , Redeemer" by Bartlctt. The next meeting of the club will be hold Feb. 4 , at the home of Miss Banks , instead of as announced in the club calen dar. During 'the- second week in February , Prof. S. IT. Clarkhead of the department o t public speaking at the University of Chicago , will pass through 'Ne braska to fill a three days' en gagement i n Denver. T h e women's clubs of Falls Citylearn ing of this plan are making an effort to secure Mr. Clark for an entertainment here. If they suc ceed , our people will have the rare privilege of hearing a- man who is not'bnjy One of the inost artistic dramatic interpreters off the stage , but also one of the most scholarlv and popular lec turers in the country. Tonight there will be an inter esting session of the Royal Neigh bors at their lodge room. There will be public installationand the members of the Verdon lodge who have been transferred here will also be taken in at this meet ing. A good time is expected and all members are asked to be present. _ _ _ The members ui the R. L. C. A. are arranging for a dance to be given in the Highlander hall Saturday evening , February 1st , They are making every effort for an enjoyable eventl and as it is to be an invitation affair , you may consider yourself lucky if you arc among the favored ones. The annual meeting of the second district federatedwomens clubs , will be held in Omaha next week , at which time Mrs. Sarah Platt Decker , president ot the gen eral federation will be present. Monday evening the Omaha wo- mansclub will give a reception for Mrs. Decker in the ball room of the now Rome hotel. Mrs. T. J. Gist , vice president of the first district will go to Omaha next Monday and remain for the series of events planned during Mrs. Decker's stay. Sorosis met on Wednesday af ternoon with Mrs. Himmclrcich as hostess. Nearly the en'ire ' membership being in attendance. The program WHS an excelled one. "The Origin and Practice of the spirit system" was the sub ject of Mrs. Maud Davics' pajier , and was highly entertaining and instructive. Mrs. Jussen'.s paper on : "Will Carlton compared with White-comb Riley" , was an e.sot-1- lent production , and elicited a lengthy discussion. Mrs. Himmelreich was aesi u-d by Mrs. Jusscn in serving dai.ity refreshments , and the social h. lf hour was delightfully spent In all present.