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THE HUlorlcnl FALLS CITY TRIBUNE
. , , , , . Vol. V FALLS CITY NEBRASKA FRIDAY MARCH 20 1908. Number 9 Two More to His Credit- Ufliccr Marts lias succeeded in landing two more dangerous char acters. OH last Thursday after noon two men appeared at the second hand store of Win. Sears and tried to dispose of sonic shoes , lie became suspicious and immedi ately notified Mr. Marts , who started after the men , taking with him the deputy sheriff , Jim McFarlnnd. They succeeded in overtaking one of the fellows only a few blocks south , while the other was found in the yards at the M , P. depot. A search was made and seven pairs of shoes were found in a box car nearby , while on tljeir persons were found 9 knives , 1 razor , and 1 revolver together with a bunch of skeleton keys. The men gave their names as Ed Johnson atul Zanoia Glen , aged 35 and 18 years. After undergoing the sweating process for a time young Glen told the * whole story , telling that the goods were secured in the Ocanib dry goods store and the Winter- bottom hardware store at Rule , to which they had gained en trance by use of the skeleton keys. He also confessed that they were the parties who burg larized the store in Humboldt a couple of weeks ago , and that they belong to a gang of thieves who work between Wymore and St. Joe. Both men waived examination and were placed in jail to await trial at the next session of tire district court. Much credit is due Officer Marts in landing these two fellows , and he only hopes to be able to get others of the gang. 'it'is a'sure thing that he will get them if anybody can , for he was never known to shirk his duty , no matter how hazardous. It is the public safety he thinks of and goes where duty calls him. Anti-Saloon Caucus. The anti-salcon element of this city met at the court house Tues day eyening for the purpose of placing in nomination a com plete city ticket- Dr. Miner called the meeting to order. Prof. Oliver was made chairman , who upon taking the chair made a few appropriate re marks along the line of temper ance. The platform setting forth the stand taken against the open saloon was read and adopted. W. W- Abbey was chosen for mayor by the unanimous voice of the convention , and following is the balance of the ticket as nom inated : Treasurer Guy Greenwald. Clerk Will Schmelzel. Councilmen George Reichers , John Benschoter , Jas. Nauslar. School Board John Lichty and Fred Brecht. Police Judge J. D. Spragins. City Engineer John Crook. Farm Buildings Burned. Stelln , Neb. , March 13. The worst country fire thnt hns been experienced in this vicinity oc curred yesterday nt the farm homo of Mrs. Martha Weaver. The farm is exceptionally well im proved and the value of the prop , erty destroyed is estimated at $5,000 , and was protected by a small amount of insurance. The fire started in the barn , which with hog-house , niilk-houBC , windmill and cribs , was entirely destroyed. Over 5,000 bushels of corn were in the cribs , and while all of this grain did not burn , it is likely that every bushel is now unfit for mar- ket. Three small calves were burned to death in the barn. The son-in-law of Mrs. Weaver , John Weddle , lives on the farm , and he and his wife were at the time in town , House Raiders Again Busy. Steve Miles and wife , who have been in Los Angeles for some time , returned home Satur day night. On Sunday after going through their belongings they noticed that a great many tilings had been tampered with. This led to further investigation and it was soon found that most oi Steve's clothing was gone , together with his shot gun and some table linen. At the barn where Steve had a good supply of hay and grain when he lelt , there was nothing , the thieves having emptied all the grain sacks and hauled the contents away , likewise all the baled hay. Fortunately , before leaving home Mr. Miles had placed all their silverware and other valu ables in the bank , or undoubt edly it would have gone with the balance. There is a slight clew , which Officer Marts is following up , and hopes to be able to land the man , and if successful it is thought it will be the means of unearthing a gang who have been doing so much petty thiev ing in these parts of late. New Party Launched. Friday , the ] 3th , had no ter rors ior about twenty-five or thirty of our young men when they met last Friday evening and launched a new political party , calling themselves the "YoungMen's Progressive Party of Falls City , Nebraska , " After the platform was read , which in part set iorth as its principles their earnest wish to bury the hatchet and to blot out all factionalism , and also to put forth their best efforts for a better city , the following ticket was nominated : Mayor G. L. Windle. Treasurer Guy P. Greenwald Clerk W. H. Schmelzel. Councilmen Albert M a u s t , John Benschoter , Sidney P. Spence. Police Ju'lge J. D. Spragins. City Engineer John A. brook School Board Fred Brecht , H. R. Miner. + Falls City Wins. Last Friday evening at ths court house the State League de bate took place between Falls City and Auburn high schools. Both schools had looked forward to this as the event of the season in debating and consequently had made thorough preparation on the question. When Mr. Edwin Falloon , the presiding officer , called the meeting to or.der , he faced a room crowded with en thusiastic supporters of the two debating squads. Fifty students from Auburn alone , cheered their representatives. The question for debate was , ' 'Resolved , that the Federal gov eminent should own and oper ate the railway systems of the country. " Jean Cain , Alice Yoder and Elaine Yoder argued for the affirmative and Mr. Armstrong , Miss Ilanna and Mr. Tyler for the negative. The judges decided in fayor of the affirmative. The participants on both sides should be commended for their excellent work. The argument presented by the students from the local high school was es pecially clear and the delivery was so forceful that when Elaine Yoder had finished , the support ers of Falls City felt confident that their team had won , even before the judges had rendered their decision. W. S. Korner left Wednesday morning for Kingman , Kansas , where he goes to look after his landed interests. Our City Dads. The adjoilrned meeting of the city council which met on Mon- : lay evening was a busy one. The contract of the city with Joseph A. Bortenlangcr of Oma- lia , Nebr. , for the furnishing of the boilers and electrical machin ery was signed and Bortenlangcr's bond to the city for $6,000 was approved. Nearly an hour was spent by the council in discussing the terms of the contract. After going over all of the details care fully it was signed. The city clerk was instructed to advertise for bids for the con struction of sidewalks along the lark property in Crook and Towlc's addition , and along the south and west sides of the South ard property near the Ilarlan school building. Prof. T. J. Oliver appeared be fore the council and in quite an extended address , asked the coun cil to submit to the voters in the coming election the liquor ques tion bv permitting them to vote For Saloon License , " or "Against Saloon License. " As a ticket was already in the field , the council decided that the re quest came at too late an hour and voted the motion down. Several other propositions came before the council for their con sideration but no action was taken. The Mayor offered the follow ing recommendations. Falls City. Neb. , March 16 , 1908 To the Honorable City Council , Falls City , Neb. , Gentlemen : I would recommend that the following places be designated as voting places for the coming mu nicipal election to be held Tues day , April 7th , 1908. First Ward Hose Room in rear of Library Building. Second Ward County Clerk's office in Court House. Third Ward Sample Room in rear of National Hotel. I would further recommend that the following named gentlemen be appointed Judges and Clerks of said election , and that the city clerk is hereby instructed to issue to each the proper notice , and make all other necessary arrange ments for holding said municipal election. First Ward : A.W. Southard , John Cox , Robert Ncizel Judges. First Ward : Geo. Riechers , Gco. Holt Clerks. Second Ward : Sam Mower , L. L. Aldrich , Lewis Hill Judges. Second Ward : II. P. Custer , Fred Sebold Clerks. Third Ward : Con Horn , James Nausler , George McFarland Judges. Third Ward : Howard Linsacum , Frank Smith Clerks. Respectfully submitted , G. M. BAKKKTT , Mayor. Motion made by Windle and seconded by Hahn , that the May or's recommendation relative to the municipal election to be held April 7th , 1908. be approved. The roll call was as follows : W. S. Fast , I. C. Maust , M. Geh- ling , I. B. Whitaker , II. Hahn , G. L. Windle. Successful Operation. Mrs. Louis Plege underwent an operation at the hands of Drs. Houston , Boose and Reneker on Wednesday , for a trouble of long standing , and at present is get ting along nicely with all symp toms pointing to a complete re covery. A Card of Thanks. We desire to publicly express our appreciation and gratitude to the people of Falls City for their helpful attitude and fraternal spirit toward us during our recenl bereavement. MKS. T. C. MACMlIJ.AN and family In Memoriiim. At the close of the church scr- 'ices on last Sabbath morning , at he Presbyterian church , the pas tor very feelingly and tenderly ipoke of the departure of the late Dr. McMillan. He spoke of his un swerving fidelity to the church , of liis untiring faithfulness , his inde fatigable energy in behalf of all that pertained to the church's best interests. Jn order that the ndividual members , as well a : he church and congregation as a body might give expression to the 'celing that they had lost a dear 'riend and one of their most loyal workers , there was a motion to the effect that we extend the be- eavcd family our heartfelt sym pathies in this their affliction , and as a fitting mark of respect for ; he deceased , it was ordered that our church should bear the em blems of mourning for a period of thirty days. It was the expres sion of tlje whole congregation that these tokens of our regard should be printed in the city papers and that a copy of each should be presented to the family. Resolutions. At a regular meeting of Falls ity lodge No. 18 , K. of P. , held on the 18th day of March , 1908 , the following preamble and resolu tions were unanimously adopted : Whereas , our Brother Thomas Charles McMillan has been called from this lodge to the Grand Lodge above , having departed this life on the 9th day of March , and Whereas , it is but just that a fitting recognition of his many virtues he had : therefore be it Resolved by Falls City Lodge No. IS , K. of P ; of the domain oi the State of Nebraska that , while we bow with humble submission to the will of the Most High , we lo not the less mourn for our jrother who lias been taken from .is. Resolved , that in the death of our brother this lodge laments the loss of a brother who was ever ready to proffer the hand of aid and the voice of sympathy to the needy and distressed oi the raternity ; an active member of this society whose utmost endeav ors were exerted for its welfare and prosperity , a friend and com- lanion who was dear to us all , a citizen whose upright and noble ifc was a standard of emulation to his fellows. Resolved , that the heartfelt sympathy of this be extended to liis family in their affliction. Resolved , that these resolutions be spread upon the records of the lodge , and an engrossed copy thereof be transmitted to the family of our deceased brother , and the charter of the lodge be draped for a period of thirty days. J. C. Yimv , 1 A. GRAHAM - , J-Com- D. McCAKTHY. J TheTa'sTcall. Only one week more remains in which our delinguents can square their subscription ac counts with the Tribune. All are familiar with the new ruling of the postal law , that all who are in arrears more than one year must be taken off the list era a 1-ccnt stamp placed on papers otherwise sent out. This latter the Tribune nor any other coun try newspaper cannot afford to do. Now it is up to you. We do not want to lose a hinplc sub scriber , neither do we want a dissatisfied one , so if you want the paper pay up. We believe all understand the position in which the newspaper man is placed by this law , anil will take this final notice in the spirit in which it is given , that of the very best feeling , and that all will come to the Iront and paj up. Alarrlage License C.C.Fergus , Humboldt 27 Maggie Fergus , Falls City..23 Alarried THOMPSON MACOMB13U Mr. Joseph Thompson and Miss Mabel A. Macomber were narried a the residence of the groom's parents , Mr. and Mrs. \Vm. Thompsonlive miles south. , vest of Falls City , Wednesday eveningMarch 18th , at8o'clock p. in. , Rev. Elza Martin , grand- athcr of the bride , officiating. The bride was attired in a beautiful white silk , while the jroom wore the usual black. The ceremony was witnessed by large assemblage ol relatives ind friends , who join in wishing them a long life of happiness and prosperity , after which they partook of an elegant dinner , : or which Mrs. Thompson and Jer daughters are famous. The presents are many and beautiful and this was an occa sion long to be remembered by ill who were present. The groom is a prosperous young farmer who has grown to manhood in this county. The uride has resided in this city for years and is a successful teacher in the county. Her parents , Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Macomber , moved toOklahomasome months ago. ago.The The young people will be at liome to their numerous friends in .Salem precinct after April 1st , where they locate on a farm. PEUGUS F13UC1US A very pretty home wedding was celebrated Wednesday , March 18 , at the home of the jride's parents , Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Fergus , west ot the city , when Miss Maggie May Fergus became Mrs. Clarence C. Fergus Kev. C. A. Mastin , celebrating ; he nuptuals. At high noon the contracting parties presented themselves under a bower of evergreen and took the vows which made them nan and wife. Miss Una Snidow sang a beau- iful solo , in her wonted good /oice , and in low tones played a vedding inarch during the cere- nony. After the marriage a colla- ion of rare excellence was ; erved. The bridal offerings were pret- y , costly and well suited to the occasion. Those present from abroad were Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Fer- s and Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Fergus of Humboldt , Mrs. C. I. Johnston of Beaver City , Mrs. 3II. . Lenders and children of Gronde , New Mexico. From the city , Miss Annie Lowler , Mrs , Henry RiegcrMiss UnaSnidow , Mr. Ernest Gagnon , Miss Bessie Arnold. Mr. Fergus is a well to do and prosperous fanner , living north of Humboldt , and Miss Maggie May Fergus'grew up to woman hood here , graduated from our schools and was one of the lead , ing young ladies of our city. Many friends unite in wishing them a long and useful life. Mrs. Beauchamp and daughter , came up from Hiawatha Friday afternoon , and were the guests at the homes of Al Doerner and Sidney Spence and family over Saturday and Sunday. Orrie Ross , manager of the Nelson Herald , is in the city , having been called here by the serious illness of his father , John Ross who is reported some better at this time. Mrs. Amos Stetler of Pawnee City , is in the city the guests of relatives. R. P. Thomas and David Stum bo made a business triptoDunba the latter part of last week. Family Reunion. The home of W. S. Korner was he scene of a happy gathering on Tuesday evening , when the Schock brothers and sisters gath ered together in a family reunion. The family consists of G. W. and \V. A. Schock , Mrs. A. R. Stet- cr of Pawnee , Mrs. S. E. Stew- irt of Vermillion , Kas. , and Mrs. Gco. Holland and Mrs. W. Korner of this city , and it is he first time they have all been ogethcr in six years. The youngest of them is 48 years old while the oldest is 68. After a pleasant visit an cle- ant supper , such as the Schpcks arc noted for , was served , after which the evening was spent in recalling the pranks indulged in n their childhood home. It was an occasion long to be remembered , and all present sin cerely hope these' meetings will be more frequent in the future. An Important Decision. The case of Schaiblc against llieger was decided by the supreme court of this state last week in favor of the plaintiff. The case involved about $17,000 , ind turned on the question of the validity of an anti-nuptial contract. The rule of the su. preine court had been that such contracts would not dispose of the willow's dower , but that she was entitled to her dower inter est in the lands of her husband notwithstanding she should con tract before marriage that she would claim no interest in his estate should she survive him. Fudge Reavis wrote the brief ind argued the case in the su preme court and succeeded in convincing the court that its brmer rulings were wrong. LMiere are many such contracts existingm this county and this lecision gives full force to their ) rovisions. Ed May was down from Salem 311 Tuesday. Mrs- Annie C. Johnson was uite sick a few days last week. A baby girl was bor" to Frank Davis and wife , who live near his city , G. G. Stumbo made a business rip to Craig , Mo. , the latter part of last week. Frank Wilson , who lives west of town , has been quite ill the > ast few days. Nut Lovct 15c. a pound , and ? eanut Bar lOc. a pound at the Dandy Kitchen , Saturday , March 21. Don't miss itl Fred and Ed Lawrence of Fairbury are in the city hav- ng been called here by the serious illness of their mother , Mrs. L. D. Lawrence. Mrs. L. D. Lawrence is very ill at her home on North Ilarlan street , but at this writing ( Thurs day evening" ) she is reported a little better. Mrs. Woods of Table Rock is the guest of Miss Nellie Schock this week. Mrs. Woods was formerly Miss Nellie Don Carlos , a very successful music teacher in this city. Rev. Elza Martin of Peru , is visiting relatives in this city. He came down to officiate at the marriage of his grand daughter , Mable Macomber , to Joseph Thompson on Wednesday. Mrs. James Powell returned Wednesday from a week's visit with relatives in Seneca , Ivans. She was accompanied home by her little jiiece , Evelyn Morton , who will spend some time with 'her. '