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PTPvrrrr Soolciy THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE. Vol. V FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , APRIL ,3 1908. Number n B. P. 0. E. Minstrel. The Elks minstrel as seen at the Gchliiig Thursday night was certainly all that could be expect ed , and the universal opinion by all was that it was one of the best entertainments ever put on in our city by local talent. As advertised it was "A Bla/.e of Glory. " The first part was made up of the usual minstrel circle with six end men and a large chorus and their alloted jokes and songs. Simon Davies , .who is always a favorite , sang "Consolation" in a most pleasing manner and was forced to respond to an encore. The Prater Sisters in their rendi tion of "San Antonio" made a decided hit and were called back twice before the audience were satisfied. Miss Jessie Paxton , whose sweet voice is gaining for her a wide reputation sang "As Long as the World Rolls , on" in a man ner that was a decided surprise to those who had not heard her before. This was Miss Jessie's first appearance on the public stage and the ease with which she faced her audience was re markable. Her friends are pro phesying great things for her in the musical world. The first part closed with the song "When I Can't eat Chicken I'm Sick , " by J. M. Jellison. The opening number in the second part was just the very best novelty in a bunch of little girls in a well drilled chorus giv ing their ideas of "The Bogie Man" This was followed by "The Fascinating Whistling Girl" a chorus by nine boys. Both of these numbers were greatly enjoyed. Too much cannot be said of little Dewey , who is called the watchcharm comedian. For a child of ten years he cannot be surpassed , both as a singer and dancer. He favored the audience with several pleasing specialties and was called before the curtain many times. One of the most pleasing acts was the club swinging and acrobatic batic work of Harry V. Gelder , a traveling man who came from Omaha purposely to help the Elks in this entertainment. Mr. Gelder , is far famed as an ath lete and also as a physical cul ture instructor and his club swinging on Thursday night was by far the best ever witnessed in this city. The program closed with buck dancing by Messrs JellisonNunn and Master Dewey , and the cur tain went down on an entertain ment in every way pleasing to all. NOTES Prof. Nunn proved himself a minstrel man who can class him self among the top notchers. As a poet Sid Spenceis alright. Messrs. Jellison , Baker , Little , Spence , Whitaker and Schock would compare favorably with any professional. George Hall of Verdon occu pied a seat in the chorus circle. Mr. Nunn and Master Dewej made many warm triends during thair stay here. The orchestra was good and added much to the success of the entertainment. There was not as large a crowd as the show deserved , which fact is due in part to the Lenten sea son. The Elks will realize about t $100 from the entertainment. The City Campaign. "Too many cooks spoil the broth , " has been an adage ever since cooks have fallen into the habit of spoiling anything. Falls City has its full quota of broth nakers and they have all been working about the same kettle 'or the past three weeks. Every nan has insisted on his preference ind has been equally insistent on lis personal opposition. The result is a mixture that makes the celebrated Duke's look like baled alfalfa , and a confusion that puts the tower of Babel clear outside the money. "Many citizens" called a convention and ; he court house was packed with voters. The result is that the citizens party has no candidate : or councilman in the first ward , ndorsed the prohibition candi date for councilman in the second ward , indorsed the j'oung men's candidate for Mayor , and has a candidate for councilman in the third ward of its own. It must not be understood that the citizens convention did not try to get a ticket ot its own , for t did. It nominated Warren [ lutchius for councilman in the first ward , but War. couldn't see it in that way. He resigned and proceeded to side step the honor. The committee appointed to fill vacancies couldn't get together , each member had his idea of broth making ; the result is the vacancy is unfilled. Albert Maust , the candidate on the young men's ticket , likewise re signed and his place is supplied by W. S. Levda. This produces a contest between Geo. Reichers ; prohibition , and W. S. Leyda , young men's candidate. Rumor has it that some members of the prohibition part } ' will vote for Leyda , and some license men will vote for Reichers. In the second ward the citizens convention unanimously indorsed John Benschoter , prohibition , for councilman. Some of the cooks didn'd like this seasoning , so they nominated Ferd Harlow by petition. The result of all this cross firing is interminable con fusion. The voters are trying to find where "they are at. " Who's who in this campaign is a ques tion that has worn the" throat of Vax Populi into shredsAnd the end is not yet. The campaign for Mayor is about the only quiet thing in the contest. Both candidates are at tending strictly to their own affairs and are leaving the issue solely with the voters without at tempting in any way to influence the result. The News has de clared for Mr. Windle and speaks highly in his praise , all of which is deserved. But , with its usual good tastcj it uses a few ugly inuendoes that might require some reply if our people did nol know the situation as it is , and if the } ' did not know the News. Mr. Abbey is so well known , his business ability and independent integrity are so generally admitted that his election seems reasonably certain. The voters seem insist ent on a business administration and refuse to be influenced by any collateral matters. Falls City should go ahead. It is time that we throw off this lethargy , to substitute the general good for personal welfare. It is generally conceded that Mr. Abbey's election would go far towards accomplish ing this result. That he will give the office his earnest attention i and his best business ability goes i without saying , for he is that kind ol man. That he would be his own master in administering the affairs of the city is not ques tioned by any one. These are among the many reasons why the voters are supporting him with out regard to party , Take it all in all , notwithstand ing the confused situation , this is the quietest city campaign we have had for many years. There is less of personal abuse , fewer occasions for ill feeling than ordi narily , and unless some of the narrow and spiteful brethren see fit to inject something of venom into the fight , there will be no soreness , no bitterness over the result. This is as it should be. There ib no occasion for charges , insinuation or personal bitterness. Ever3r candidate is a good , loyal citizen of this city. Every man nominated is a moral and upright man. Nothing but littleness of spirit on the part of some of our citizens can produce any unpleas ant features. For years we haye been deploring factions , personal enmity , and have been hoping for a united community. Let's see to it that the men or men who try to stir up the old row or to create a new one are brought to the realization that Falls City wants peace and not strife , unity and not division. Tne Council's Duty. A great many trees will be planted in the park on Arbor day. Many of the schools , lodges and clubs are contemplating setting out shade trees on that day. If there is no one present to indicate where these trees should be set , disorder in arrangement will surelv icsult , A competent landscape gardener should be employed and some general plan of beautifying the park should be adopted. This should be-done before Arbor day and some per son should be in the park on that day to supervise , the planting of trees. This could be done at a nominal expense and after jrears would justify such expenditure. - Elks ElecTofficers. The election of officers of the Elk lodge for the ensuing year was held Friday night with the following result : C. F. Reavis , Exalted Ruler ; Roy Heacock , E. Lecturing Knight ; Dr. Rencker. E , Loyal Knight ; Jack Higgins , E- Lead ing Knight ; Lloyd Gianinni , Tyler ; Win. Shock , Sec'y ; Guy Greenwald , Treasurer. A. J. Weaver was elected a member of the board of trustees for the two year term and Dick James was elected delegate to the Grand lodge at Omaha. The lodge has appointed a committee to co-operate with the trustees in determining the advis ability of building their own home. It is believed that a fine structure will soon be erected. Gef Rich'Quick. . Talk about your get rich quick schemes just look at this. John Casson , a farmer living north west of this city , fed forty-two head of cattle just a little over five months and then sold them for $100 apiece. How would you like to be a stockman ? Here is another one : Gus Ducrfeldt bought 24 head of cattle about the same time as the above gentleman , although not quite so heavy , and did not feed them as long , and sold them Mon day on the Kansas City market for $6.25 per hundred. A First National bank is not in it with cattle raising. Lenten Services. Following are the services next week at St. Thomas church : Tuesday , 7:80 : p.m. Reading. Wednesday , 7:30 : a. m. Holy Eucharist. Wednesday , 7:30 : p. in. Ad dress , "The Prayer Book. " Friday , 7:30 : p. in. Address , "Church History. " Society News. A crowd of young people en- eyed a dance at the Elks' hall Monday evening. Splendid mu- , 'ic being furnished by a trio of : olorcd musicians. The Friends in Council met vith Miss Minnie McDonald for short business session last Fri- lay evening. The program was ) ostponed indefinitely. The ladies of the Cemetery luxiliary will meet at the home of Mrs. John W. Holt next Mon- lay afternoon at 2:30. : All in- .crested are requested to be i resent. The Woman's Auxiliary of St. riiomas church will serve a 15- cent Missionary tea next Tlutrs- lay evening from 5 to 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. T. L. Him- nelreich. Everybody inyited. The -young folks who took part in the Elk minstrel were pleasantly entertained at the Elk parlors Thursday afternoon , n appreciation of their efforts in naking the entertainment a suc cess. The affair was under the supervision of J. M. Jellison , who ncludcd a liberal treat of candy and fruit as a feature of the program. H- -IE Club Delegates. The following ladies repre sented , the different clubs of this ity at the meeting in Humboldt Wednesday and Thursday of this week : Sorosis Mrs. C. Banks and Mrs. J. J. Morris. Shakespeare Mrs. John Gil- Ligan and Mrs. Ishain Reaves. Friends in Council Miss Sallie - lie Schoenlieit and Miss Jennie fveim. The Tribune hopes to give its readers a detailed report of this mealing1 in our next issue. Hotel Porters Mix. Last Thursday evening the porters of the Union -111(1 Na tional hotels indulged in a little fistic encounter , which com pelled them to go before Judge Fallstcad to settle their difficul ties. While there "Doc" of the National resumed hostilities against Pat of the Union , and was immediately given a thirty days jail sentence. Later this sentence was commuted to a cash fine , which was paid by his boss , and now everything is running along smoothly. < < A Close Call. Last Friday evening the 10- year old son of Earl Lemon , living south of town , had a very close call from what might have been a serious accident. He with some little friends were playing with a 22-calibre re volver , which in some manner they had gained possession of , when it was discharged , the bullet striking the little fellov. ' in the stomach. Dr. Reneker was called to dress the wound , which is healing nicely. The small sixe of the weapon is all that saved the boy from serious injury and possibly death. Artificial Arm a Success. Ed Smith arrived home Fri day from Minneapolis , where he has been for the past fe\\ weeks for the purpose of huv ing a pair of artificial arms made , and his many friends wil be pleased to know that the arms are a success , even beyonc all expectations , and Ed is the happiest boy in the land since he is once more able to care for himself , and the many who con tributed to this worthy cause may feel well repaid by the happiness they have been in strumental im bringing about Inspector Visits Falls City. The state building inspectoi is making a tour of the stale and was in the city Tuesday He inspected our public build ings and left very well satisfied after offering a few Suggestions as to fire precautions , whicl will be acted upon at once. Died UNLAND. At the home of her daughter , Mrs. A. 13. Cautt , of this city , > Irs. Nancy R. Unland passed o her rest at the age of 71 'ears. Her husband , Rev. Fred Un- and , was called to his reward May 12th last , at the home in lumboldt , and since that time , vhile Grandma has always re amed the home , she has visited lev children in their various lomes , and in February came lere for another visit with her laughter and family. She was .akcn ill and some ten days ater was stricken with paraly sis , gradually growing weaker intil the summons came. For more than thirty years lev. Fred Unland was pastor of various German M. E. churches in this part of Nebras- ca. Together they passed .hrough the hardships of fron- .ier life , never losing sight of .he fact that where duty calls , lie3r should show a willingness to go. There's was certainly a iseful life , spent in an endeav or , by precept and example , to better the condition of the 1m- nan race. What a high calling ind how faithfully performed jy this worthy couple , can best je told by a multitude of time lonored Iriends in the west end of this count3' , where they have mule their home during their declining years. An all Avise Providence did lot allow the separation below Lo be of long duration , and ac cording to their faith they are again united until time shall be no more. Funeral services will be held "roin the German M. E. church at Ilumboldt , Friday , and the remains laid to rest Reside her life companion in the cemetery west of that place. - - - The following children mourn the loss of a faithful , Christian nether : Mrs. A. E. Gantt of this city , Mrs. Carrie Harvey of Plymouth , Neb. ; W. E. Unland , Lincoln ; Ben Unland and Mrs. Nellie Davis , Lincoln ; Louis Unland , Rock Falls , 111. , and Richard S. Unland of Kansas Gil i SMITH. Ethel Winifred Smith was born January GUi , 1895 , and passed from earth to heaven March 30th , IflOB , aged 18 years , 2 months and 20 days. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith , and while petted and indulged be yond measure , she remained ut terly unspoiled , the sunshine of the home circle , proving by her loving obedience and unselfish ways the sweetness of her dis position. Mature beyond her years , she proved the most com panionable of companions to the frail , delicate mother of whom she took the tenderest care , while her sunny smile and merry ways made her the god of her father's heart. While her health had been poor for some time , it was hours before scarcely forty-eight fore her death that her parents realized her danger , and while all that loving hands and skilled physicians could do was done , it was all in vain , and without a sigh the tired eyes closed for ever , the heart was still and darling Ethel passed through the gate of pearl into the city where sorrow and anguish are unknown and the weeping par ents can treasure in their hearts the Master's words , "she is not dead but sleepeth. " The funeral sermon was de livered by Rev. Payne at the Bethany church and the re mains buried in Ileime cemetery A lovlnir onufrnm mis gone , n voice foretu htiili l , A vacant place within our homo which Hove can IM ) tilled. Hod In 111 * wiwloni hus rodtllml thu lx > on 111 lovu lion nium , And tliotmli her body mouUk'rn liero her ( ilrl routs In InTiTon , Contributed . _ _ . - * t < t * Alarriage License Elleha C. Pruott , Barada -1 Viola J. Johnson , Barada ! Elmer E. Nott , White Cloud , Kalis. 22 Ada Agnoj Banks , Whlto Cloud , Kan. 22 Edwin S. Updike , Merna 41 * Lydla Harmon , Shubcrt . . . -1C Oscar II. Walton , Traor , Kana 2C Ruby Thomas , Traer , Kans IE 8 Docs It Interest You ? One of the most delightful hings on earth , delightful to .he spiritual as well as the physi- : al sense , is a well-kept town. \ . beautiful lawn here and an insightly trash heap there just over the fence gives the observ er the same sort of mental shock .hat would be experienced at , he sight of a ragged-edged pet- .icoat showing beneath a flue iilk dress. A few neat and carefully planned lawns do not make a vhole town , and the unkempt ones cannot be hidden. One line awn in the midst of surrounding veed patches may be a thing of ) cauty and pleasure in itself , > ut it is like hanging a Raphael n the woodshed. The "Beautiful America" arti- : les have not been overdone , ndeed not ! They are only half lone , and they will never be veil done until every yard in Lhe whole town is neat and clean , intil every pile of tin-cans and j ubbish , old boards and ashes ire carted away , and the small est and poorest lawn is orderly n every corner and to the mid- lie of the street in front. For those who are at all inter ested in this subject , there are my number of good books Powell's Country Home and the Orchard and Fruit Garden ; Bai- cy's Garden Making ; Ely , Wo- nan's Hardy Garden ; The Gar- leu Library ; Mrs. Wright's Gar- len of a Commuter's Wife and Harden , You and I. Besides these magazines are common neans of inspiration if not information - formation , and in the spring lumbers , the pictures alone are iiillicient to cause anyone to want a lawn beautiful. Con- .ributed. Trees. Trees. A great many people have ex pressed a willingness to donate trees..for the city park.This - kind 13' feeling is surely appre ciated by this administration. Beginning Saturday , April 4th , iml continuing all of the fol- owing weelr , we will have a nan at the park to receive these .rees. Every one living within i radius of ten miles should feel in interest in beautifying the Dity Park , and for this reason we shall expect a tree from every one , and if you feel like wringing more than one do so. This refers to children the same is older people , so little ones jet busy and bring us a tree. PARK COMMITTEE. House Ransacked. Mrs. Marcum , who lives in i little cottage south of E. S. Towle's residence , spent Mon- lay in Lincoln , and when she returned at midnight it was to find her house had been entered [ luring her absence and a great , _ many things taken. Everything ' | lad been ransacked. Most of her groceries were taken , to gether with a nice supply of canned fruit. There is no clew as to the thieves , but all evidence points to local talent. Mrs. James Ramsey and Mrs. Will Ramsey went to St. Joe yes terday for a few days visit. Clyde Chuseman of Mound Cit3r , Mo. , was a business visitor to our city the latter part ot last week. J. E. Stcphenson and family spent Sunday and Monday near Verdon at the home of Roy Swiscgood and famil } ' , Mrs. Smith was quite ill at the home of her daughter , Mrs. I. N. Lyon , the first of the week , but in now much improved. About fifty of our people left Wednesday to attend the Teach er's Institute and club meeting in Beatrice and Ilumboldt. I3aisy Gantt came down from Lincoln Saturday , and is now suffering with rheumatism at the home of her grandparents , Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Miller. John Crook , wife and little daughter went to Omaha Sunday afternoon. Mr. Crook went from , there on a business trip to Min- o'neapolis ' , while his wife remains in Omaha for a week's visit.