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* THE FALLS GITY TRIBUNE . , , . Vol. V FALLS CITY NEBRASKA FRIDAY , MARCH i3 , 1908. Number 8 Died M'MILLAN On Monday morning just a little before half past ten o'clock there passed away from our midst one of the men whom Falls City could least afford to lose. A man faithful and constant - stant in his relations to busi ness , the city and his church and family , the large vacant place left by Dr. McMillan will not easily or speedily be filled. On Saturday morning as blythe and genial as ever , by night seriously ill , and Monday morn ing "at rest with his God1 , is the brief history ot the short illness and sad and sudden death of this good man. Thomas Charles McMillan was born in Washington , Iowa , on May 20th , 1856 of- pious parentage and was early trained in the ways and usages of the Presbyterian church. Immedi ately after his graduation as a student of medicine he located at Coon Rapids , Iowa , a new town , and there entered with such enthusiasm into the build , ing up of the new town and especially the new Presbyterian church , that before his marriage he was elected a ruling elder in that church , and during the subsequent thirty years he has served in that capacity to the profit of the churches with which he has been associated In the fellowship of the gospel. In 1884 , on January the 8th , he was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Floyd Brown at Washington , Iowa , and to them haye been born five children , all of whom , but the youngest Avho died in infancy , survive him and mourn a devoted hus band and a most loving and indulgent father. For nineteen years Dr. Mc Millan practiced medicine at Fullerton and was in such con stant demand in both town and country that failing health compelled him to retire from active practice , and he bought the Clegg drug store business in Falls.City some few years ago , and has succeeded in making himsella warm personal Iriend of almost all with whom he was brought into daily con tact. tact.As As a worker in the First Presbyterian church in this city he will be most sadly missed. In such a number of ways he manifested his aptness and willingness to serve , that in the official and ordinary work of tbe church , he was a reliable lv ; standby. To his pastor a wise adviser and firm supporter , and to his church loyal to the point of sacrifice , he has left behind a r life and memory that are fra grant and a precious heritage to those who remain to take up the added burden of his loss. In the proposed new church building project he was enthuastic , and always talked and reasoned lor the best , not for the present , but for the far future. We ought to build wisely and to build largely and substantially , so that the new structure should suffice for many years to come. The funeral services were held in the First M. E. church , kindly offered for the occasion , conducted by theKev. R. Cooper Bailey , Ph. D. , and was a most impressive and largely attend ed event. The business houses oi the city were closed during the hour for the service out of profound respect for the mem. ory of this good man. Interment - ment was made in the Steele cemetery amid a bank of flowers and the sobs and tears of family and friends' him whom all loved , and for whom none seemed to have found dislike. ' The business of the store will be continued by the sons for the present , and the sympathy of the whole community goes out in loving acts of kindness to the entire family. PETEKSEN James , the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Peterson , died Friday , March 6 , on a farm near Brownville , aged 27 years and 2 months , after an illness of only a few days. The facts surrounding : his death so far as we know are these , lie with R.E. Edwards have been on a farm near Brownville for the past three years. About two weeks ago he came to this city for the purpose of buying a team and visiting with his parents. On his way home he stopped with his sister who lives on the War ren Ilutchius farm near Shubert. He remained here for a few days and complained of not feeling well , but refuse any medical assistance. He said he must get back home and started on Friday morning about 9 o'clock riding one horse and leading the other. It is thought he reached home about 2 o'clock. His friend , Mr. Edwards , was not at home at the time , but arrived about 5 o'clock , He found the team in the barn and upon entering the house saw Jim lying across the bed , fully dressed. He tried to arouse him but found him dead. A doctor was summoned immediately and said the young man must have died shortly after lying down. This death came as a great shock to his parents whom he had visited only a few days be fore , as well as to his many friends , and the sympathy of this community goes out to them. Besides his parents he leaves one brother , John , and five sisters , Mrs. F. M. Parriotts , Mrs. O. C. Rhoades , Mrs. GC. . Parriotts and two younger ones , Margaret and Louise , who are left at home to console the bereaved father and mother. Funeral services were held Mon day from the Christian church conducted by Rev. Dunkleberger and the A. O. U. W. order. In terment was made in the Steele cemetery. BUTLER Minerva J. M. McCarthy was born at Bloomfield , Edgar Coun ty , Illinois , April 25 , 1837 , and died March 8 , 190S. She was united in marriage to E. P. Butler at Miama , Mo. , June 22 , 1S58. There born four chil dren W. F. Butler , E. E- Butler , Mrs. A. D. Martin and Mrs.C. A. Ilendrix all of whom were pres ent. In 1879 they moved to this count ) ' , where she has since re sided. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church. The fu neral service was held at Barada Monday at 2 p. in. Rev. Mastin of Falls City officiating. Inter ment was made at the Harris cemeter } ' . Falls City vs. Auburn , This evening at the court house , Falls City and Auburn will debate the interesting ques tion , "Resolved , that the federal government should own and operate the railway system of the country.1' Falls City will take the affirmative , while Auburn will handle the negative side of the question. Both sides have made deep study of the subject and an interesting - esting time is promised , Auburn will be here in a special car , and it is earnestly hoped that a good crowd of our people will be at the court house this even ing and thus encourage , our young debaters. Beautify the Park With spring so near at hand the attention of all should turn to the beautifying of our cityatul especially our park , which can be made such a lovely spot , with very little work. The city has purchased 250 soft maple trees which they will set out as soon as possible , and they ask the co-operation of all our citizens in this work. Let each one take it upon himself to see that one tree or shrub is fur nished and planted. The ladies ot the city are also asked to do their part. This will be a good work for the different clubs to take up. Let each of them plant and look after one or more flower beds and thus add to the beauty of this place , which will prove such a pleasure to the tired ones who will go there for a little rec reation and rest. If left to a few this will be a herculean task , but if all will take their share of the burden it will be comparatively easy to have one of the nicest little parks in the state in our little city. city.Arbor Arbor day vvill soon be here , and it is hoped that everyone will feel it their duty to meet at the park and help in this work. Patrons' Day a Success The promoters of this day feel amply repaid for their efforts by the large crowd that responded to their urgent invitation to visit the schools and become better ac quainted with the work done in the different departments. About 500 of our citizens visited our schools last Friday and are more than pleased with what they saw and learned. In the evening the large audi torium at the high school was crowded , and a pleasing program of music and recitations was ren dered. V. G. Lyford and Dr. Miner also made short addresses. Altogether the Patrons' day was a grand success and our citizens hope they may soon have another like opportunity presented them. Temperance Contest Program. The following contest program will be rendered at the Methodist church Thursday evening , March 19 : Music Recitation . . The Tramp Fay Dewald Recitation. . Nell. . . . Louise Rule Recitation. . Mother and Son. . . Lucille Leyda The plea of the drunkard at Zepta City Shirley Wilcox The two pictures. .Camille Leyda The prodigals soliloquy Alice Yocler The cost of it Myrtle Yocum The saloonkeepers story Fred Doerner Music Admission free. A collection will be taken. Under direction of W. C. T. U. Bought Lumber Yards Our old townsmanW. D.Easley this week purchased the Roanoke lumber yard of this city , also the one at Hiawatha. We understand there will be no change in the management at present. We sin cerely hope W. D. will find it convenient to again make Falls City his home. Citizens Convention The voters of Falls City , Neb. , are requested to meet in a general citizens convention on Wednesday evening , March 18th , 1908 , at 8 p. m. , for the purpose of nomina ting a ticket for city officers and members of the school board to be voted for at the annual April election on April 7 , 1908 ; also for members of the city council to te selected by the separate wards. March 10 , 1908. 1908.MANY MANY CITIZENS. Annual Inspection. Jealousy , now as ever , appears to be the ruling spirit in man's mechanism. The one idea that the other fellow has the "snap" that is justly due us , appears to be uppermost in the breast of a major portion of human kind. How beautifully this has been illustrated in the war waged against Postmaster Crook all through his official term by a few who should be good neighbors , if they were political enemies. The slightest imaginary prov ocation has brought an inspector to this office , and at least once a year serious charges have been sent to the department at the hands of this chosen few who simply failed to land. Mr. Crook has gone through this fire without even the smell of fire upon his garments and today stands in the community in which he has spent a useful life , a man above reproach. Can one of those who have enjoyed the pastime of thrusting a thorn in his flesh , make the same showing ? It re quires fire to refine gold and for pure manhood and integrity , we find the purest quality in the per son of G. J. Crook , our worthy postmaster. The department have certainly drawn the same conclusion , as we notice in the Omaha Bee of Wed nesday , a decision from that source exonerating Mr. Crook from charges that have been hashed and rehashed during his entire termand making the furth er statement that his rcappoint- ment is assured. We join the masses in this community in ex tending congratulations to Hon. G. J. Crook. We Kick Likewise did everyone else on the streets Saturday evening who were compelled to run the gaunt let of a perfect cloud of dust , caused by a few who were deter mined to sweep the sidewalks at an unreasable hour. The streets were thronged with people bent oti their Saturday evening shop ping , and that they were forced to undergo such difficulties was unpleasant in the extreme , and many were the maledictions heap ed upon our officers for their neg lect of duty as the pedestrains sought shelter in the doorways. Cleanliness is a commendable trait , which we are glad our people ple possess , but we believe the sweeping of the sidewalks should be left until later in the evening , as is the case in any metropolitan city , and not when the largest crowds are on the streets. We are glad to say this is not a common occurrence in our city , and possibly was done thought lessly on this occasion , but for the good name of our town , we sincerely hope it will not occur again. Ernest Bode Badly Burned Friends in this city received news this week of the severe burns received by Ernest Bode at Sterling , Neb. , last Friday. Mr. Bode was lighting the lamps in the store where he is employed using wood alcohol for generating purposes , when in some manner the alcohol exploded throwing the liquid oyer Mr. Bode , whose body was at once enveloped in flames. All in the store rushed to his assistance , but before the flames were extinguished most of his clothes were burned off , much of the flesh adhering to the clothing. One hand and arm received the worst injury , which at this time are in a very bad condition. Ev erything possible is being done for the injured man , and it is thought he will fully recover in time. time.His His many friends here will anx iously await results. Crook Keeps Place. The Washington correspondent of the Omaha Bee has this to say of the post office situation at this place : "For nearly two montns there has been a postoflice fight of large dimensions on at Falls City. So fierce has the battle between the present incumbent and those op posed to him been waged that inspectors specters have been sent to Ne braska to investigate charges made against the present post master , G. J. Crook. The whole difficulty grows out of differences between factions of the republi can party in Richardson county by reason of the appointment of Crook over Lewis , the former postmaster. About six weeks ago a long list of sworn charges were filed with the postofllcc department against G. J. Crook , postmaster at Falls City. Copies of these charges were sent to Congressman Pollard Immediately upon receiving these charges , Mr. Pollard asked that an inspector be sent to Falls City to investigate. These charges covered twelve or fifteen type written pages. The inspector has filed an elaborate report in which he exonerates Mr. Crook from practically every charge made. The inspector states in his report that he went over the situation fully with those who filed the charges and interviewed about 100 business men and citi zens of Falls City , and that with few exceptions the people seemed pleased with the management of the office. Delinquent Funds. Under the new ruling we are compelled to do one of two things. We must pay the cent postage on each subscription more than a year in arrears or cut them from our list. Now we believe we appreciate our friends as fully as the larger portion of mankind , but we are sorry to say that our bnnk ac count does not compare as favor ably.We We shall mail notices to those in arrears this week and hope that all who desire the Tribune another year and are not pre pared to [ jay at once will kindly inform us and we will carry the burden until you can meet it. We have no desire to burden our readers and want the Tribune in every home that appreciates its weekly visit. We know that all who can will pay at this , time and aid us in this matter. Safe Dynamited in Preston Sometime Saturday night be tween midnight and Sunday morning , the safe in the saloon of Ryan Shelly at Preston was dynamited , but all the culprits got for their efforts was about 100 pennies. While Mr. Shelly had had a big day , he showed his wisdom by taking all his cash home with him , that he had re ceived since banking hours. The report was heard by sever al people , but all were a little timid about investigating so the guilty party or parties got away and up to this time no trace of them has been found. Entered By Thieves The house occupied by Mr. Hawkett , an employe of the B. & M. R. R. situated near the Burlington depot , was entered by some one on Sunday night , and an overcoat taken. While a num ber of pieces of silverware and other valuable articles were in the house , the coat seemed to be the only thing which appealed to the man's fancy , as it was all that was molested. There is no clew to the thief , and since spring is so near Mr. Hawkett thinks he got off easy. Society News. A regular meeting of Sorosis was held with Mrs. P. II. Jussen Wednesday afternoon. The pro gram consisted of a discussion on "What can be done to climnatc the great white plague in our city , " followed by a well written and interesting original story on the same subject by Mrs.Banks , a reading by Mrs. Gilligan and an instrumental solo by Mrs. Gist. The district vice president Mrs. Gist announced that the district Icdcration meeting will be held in Humboldt on April 1 and 2.in stead of March 24 and 25. fehe also extended a cordial invitation from the Humboldt clubs to each member of Sorosis to be present. The club then adjourned and a social half hour was spent in partaking of delicious refresh ments served by the hostess as sisted by Mrs. Ilimmelrci'ch. The Womans Missionary Aux iliary of St. Thomas church met Monday evening with Rev. and Mrs. Ncide. After the opening ceremonies roll call was respond ed to by quotations from the Psalms. The lesson , missionary work in the mountains of Tenn essee and Kentucky , with Miss Sallic Schoenhcit as leader was very interesting. One of the important features of the meet ing was the opening of the mission boxes , in which the ladies have saved their pennies for six months , and it was fouud this united offering reached the snug little sum of $6.37. The meeting adjourned to meet the second Monday in April , when a continuation of the same lesson will be the program with Mrs. J. M. Jcllison as leader. The Tournament Whist Club had their last meeting for the year at the home of Mr. and Mre. C. F. Reavis on Monday evening. At the close of the game it was 'ound that Mrs. George Jennings iad the high score for the year , with Simon Davies a close second. : t had been the custom of this club to serve refreshments once a nonth , and the splendid lunch served on this occasion was a fitting final to the many delight- 'ul evenings spent by this club luring the winter. Mrs. Harry Teiinc , Mrs. Ned Towle , Mrs. 3crt Reavis and MrsC , F. Reavis acted as hostessesjMonday evening. Tuesday evening , March 17th , there will be a regular meeting of the Highlander lodge at their liall , and it is earnestly requested that every member be present , as a good time is promised. Remember - member , it is St. Patrick's day so wear a bit of green in honor of the occasion. A very pleasant dance was given last Thursday evening at Wahl's hall , in honor of Misses Francis and Jennie Powell who with their father Ellis Powell left this week for their new home in Gordon , Neb. Another Case of Small-pox Another case of small-pox has developed in our city , this time at the home of Pete Lohr , their son , Sol , being the victim. The boy was quite ill last week , as reported in this paper , and on Saturday the doc tors pronounced the disease small pox. The home was quarantined at once and it is hoped there will be no contagion , but as a number have already been exposed , it is feared all cannot escape. Every precaution is being used and we can only hope for the best. Anti-Saloon Caucus The caucus of the Anti-Saloon party will be held at the court house Tuesday evening , March 17 , to nominate a full city ticket. ER. . MATHEKS , Sec'y.