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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE. Vol. V FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , HAY 8 , 1908. Number 16 New City Administration. The new mayor and councilmen - men were inducted into office last Monday evening' ' in the presence of a crowd tllat taxed the capac ity of the council chamber. Mayor Barrett read a detailed account of the receipts and expen ditures during : the twoyearsof his office , and showed conclusively , not only that the affairs of the city have been economically ad ministered , but that the most careful attention to properly keep ing : the accounts of the city has been had. Mayor Barrett ex pressed his thanks to the council and city officers and took a little hide off the knocker and kicker. Amid great applause he intro duced Mayor-elect Abbey who responded - sponded in a neat speech. The council then proceeded to organ ise by Abbey , Benschoter , Halm and Riechers taking the oath of office. The following appointments were made by Mayor Abbey , all of which were immediately confirmed - firmed : Chief of Police Samuel Marts. Night Police Frank Camblin. City Attorney J. R. Wilhiet. Water Commissioner B u r t Reavis. Street Commissioner and Spec ial Police John Startzel. By making the street commis sioner a special policeman the city will save the salary of one officer- The following committees were appointed by the mayor : Finance Riechers , Whitaker , Hahn. Water and Lights Whitaker. Gehling , Benschoter. Supplies Maust , Riechersj Benschoter. Poor Riechers , Benschoter , Maust. Printing Gehling , Hahn , Whitaker. Fire Department Benschoter , Maust , Hahn. Sanitary , Streets and Walks The entire council. These formalities out of the wa3T the council acted on the ap plications for saloon license. The following gentlemen were grant ed license by a vote of four to two , Councilmen Benschotter and Richers casting the negative votes. Less Leeds , O. Schonheit , Peter Frederick , Matt Kaiser , Joe Lollman , Fred Herbster and the Gehling Brewery. The new administration starts out under the most fayorable cir cumstances and with the good will and active co-operation of all our people. Success to it. Fishing Club Meets. The Nemaha Fishing club held an interesting meeting on Saturday evening- which time the following officers were elect ed : President , F. A. Keller ; vice president , E. G. Whitford ; sec retary , Fred Farrington ; treas urer. L. P. Wirth. Executive Committee , Geo. FrJlstead and Ward Knight. The members ot the club have decided to be unceasing in their efforts to stop the illegal fishing which has been so prevalent in the past , and to aid them in this work have appointed a commit tee to purchase a boat , that they can.Jbe ready at all times to make investigating tours on the Nemaha and thus keep the river clear of any traps which might be placed there. State Game Warden Carter has expressed his willingness to aid them at any time. The warning has been sent out and an example iill be made of thefirst , guilty person caught. No mercy will he shown him , but he will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Doings Tomorrow. Tomorrow will be a big day in Falls City , as it will be the day of. the Southeastern Nebras ka Field meet. There will be something to amuse you all day and evening. At 10 a. in. at Poteet's ball park the Pawnee and Tecumseh base ball teams will battle for supremacy. This will be a good game , as the teams are evenly matched and both are determined to win. There will be nb charge for this but a collection will be taken and no doubt will be re sponded to very liberally. At 2 p. m. on the High school grounds will be given a fine ath letic exhibition , when five high schools will fight out the South , eastern Nebraska championship The contestants will be Auburn , Falls City , Humboldt , Nebraska City and Pawnee. Falls City won out last year , so a close fierce battle is expected tomor row , as the visiting teams are all coming with blood in their eyes. A charge of 25 cents will be made for this and the contest will be well worth it. In the evening at 8 o'clock there will be a High school con. cert at the court house. There will be musical numbers by the High school band , orchestra and glee club , and also several selec tions by local talent who have kindly consented to assist. A charge of 15c. and 25c. will be made for this concert , the pro ceeds to go toward buying mu sic and instruments for the band and orchestra. Altogether it will be a great day and each event should re. ceive the hearty support of all our citizens. After the splendid showing made by our boys at Salem last week , show your appreciation by turning out and rooting for your home town. Will Address Lincoln High School Our townsman , C. F. Reavis , has been prevailed upon to address - dress the graduating class of the Lincoln High school on May 22. As an orator we all know Mr. Reavis is without a peer , and great are the demands made upon him. If he would accept all invitations given him to ad. dress large and important gath erings , he would have no time to attend to his ever increasing law practice , and the Lincoln High school officials may indeed ieel favored that he has accept ed their invitation. It is also rumored that he will give the memorial address at Pawnee City on Decoration day. As to Good Roads. In another column of this is sue will be found a letter from Congressman Pollard which should be ot more than ordinary interest to our readers and es pecially to the board of super visors , as it opens up a way for them to take up the good road question , which is of such vital importance. We are sure that it will meet with the hearty ap proval of our farmer friends , who can always be counted upon when it comes to a question of good roads. Read the letter. New Deputy Postmaster. Postmaster Crook last week appointed Charles Sharts depu ty postmaster. This is a wise move on the part of Mr. Crook , as it will add greatly to the efficiency of the office. ' Mr. Sharts is a very capable young man and he and his charming wife will be a distinct addition to our social circles. It is only fair to say we slipped this news item by the pld man. MR. TAXPAYER. This is a complete annual statement , showing cash balance at the beginning of this administration May (5th ( , 1007 , also money received and paid out by City Treasurer Uhlig , from whom re ceived and for what paid , and cash balance in the city treasm-y at the close of business May 4th , 1908. This statement is made up from the books in my office and the City Council will please lake notice that my cash balance is § 1201.80 less than the cash balance handed us by City Treasurer Uhlig , Monday night. This difference is caused by the following warrants drawn against the 1907 fund : No. 10 , § 721.10 and No. 101 , § 540.20 , making a total of § 1201.30 that is entered in my books as paid , but as they are registered , they have not been charged to his account. This } 'ou will readily see makes my cash balance § 1201.30 less than that certified to by Mr. Uhlig in this statement. Cash balance May Oth , 1907 § 0292.84 RECEIPTS KOR TWELVE MONTHS. From sale of electric light bonds § 10000.00 " Water Commissioner Fallstead 10277.43 " Occupation tax 8751.75 ' ' County treasurer 8387.43 " Dog tax 101.00 " Librarian 93.31 " Secretary of Library board 180.00 1' Insurance companies 78.00 " Street Commissioner Lippold 30.00 " Street Commissioner Startzel 118.75 " Ex-City Treasurer Bode . 89.40 Total receipts for twelve months 33108.18 39400.47 I DISBURSEMENTS FOU TWELVE MONTHS. Coal for plant § 4020.58 Hauling coal to plant ; 481.00 Supplies for plant 3444.74 Employes and help at plant 8570.89 Crossings 1931.04 Janitor 305.00 Rent 284.00 Salary of city officials * . 1055.85 Police. . . . 1381.74 Work on streets 1510.07 Material for streets ,203.94 Tools for street work 29.45 Dray age and express > .j.h. . i 252.09 - Printing and stationery 478.00 Supplies for poor 887.01 Blacksmithing 29.15 Repairing standpipe 47.50 Band stand 75.00 Condemning and building walks 1)01.41 ) Extending water mains 040J4 Dog tags 3.95 Election judges and clerks 00.00 Insurance on plant 135.00 Western Union clock 12.00 Killing and removing dogs 3.00 Phones and phoning 13.50 Street grader 75.00 Hauling and drying fire hose 27.25 Filing deed to park 1.25 Making test wells 30.50 Selling light bonds 250.00 Hauling stone for park ' . 23.70 Total claims allowed by council for 12 months § 21727.22 CITY TREASURER ALSO PAID. Three electric light bonds § 1500.00 Interest on electric light bonds 108.30 Interest on water bonds. 1200.00 Interest on registered warrants . " . 40.37 Out of library fund 1870.80 Amount paid but not allowed by Council 4219.59 Total disbursements for twelve months 25910.81 Cash balance May 4th , 1908 13513.00 § 39100.47 I , Win. Uhlig , city treasurer of Falls City , Nebraska , do hereby certify that tjie foregoing statement agrees with the rec ords of my office and the collections , disbursements and balance on hand shown herein , are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. WM. UHLIG , City Treasurer. I hereby certify that there was on deposit in the First Na tional Bank of Falls City , Nebraska , to the credit of Win. Uhlig , city treasurer , at the close of business May 4th , 1908 , the sum of fourteen thousand seven hundred and seventj'-four dollars and ninety-six cents ( § 14774.90) ) . P. II. JUSSEN , Vice President. To the citizens of this community , I wish to say that after serving as your Mayor for two terms , that on stepping down and out I extend to you one and all my heartfelt thanks for the kind consideration you have shown me , and in the future as in the past , I am heartily in favor of anything that will add to your comfort or promote the general welfare of our prosperous little city. G. M. BARRETT. injured His Eye. While working around some of his machinery last Friday , Harry Pence received a very painful injury by a piece of steel striking him in the eye. For a time there was some fear of per manent injury , but by prompt action on the part of the physi cian , Harry was soon himself again. Field Aleet at Salem. In the field meet at Salem last Saturday , our boys gave a fine exhibition of their athletic ability , and it is a pardonable pride we all feel in them. We arc unable to give a complete report of the program , the following being the results as we took them from the bulletin , the different clubs se curing the place in which their names appear : 100 yd. dash Ilumboldt , Falls City ( Shock ) . Ilumboldt ; time 11 seconds. 440 yd. dash Ilumboldt , Falls City ( Yoder ) , Ilumboldt ; time SO seconds. Running broad jump Falls City ( Schock ) , Ilumboldt , Falls City ; distance 20 feet , 3 inches. Mile run Falls City ( Yoder ) , Ilumboldt , Falls City ; time 5 minutes , 3 seconds. Running high jump Falls City ( Schock ) , Ilumboldt and Dawson. Shot put Falls City ( Harry Jones ) , Dawson , Falls City. 200 yards Ilumboldt , Falls City and Ilumboldt tie ; time 24 seconds. 880 yards Falls City ( B.Yoder ) Ilumboldt , Falls City ; time 2:16. : Pole vault Falls City ( Schock ) Falls City , Ilumboldt ; 9.6. Half mile relay Ilumboldt , Falls City , Dawson ; time 1:41. : Total Falls City 49 # , Ilum boldt 36 , Dawson 3/3. Turn out tomorrow and root for our boys and they will try and give you a repetition of the aboye. Lightning's Work. During the severe electric storm of Sunday night lightning played sad havoc in different localities in this vicinity. The storm lasted throughout a great er portion of the night , and those who witnessed it say it seemed almost one continual Hash , with peal after peal of heavy thunder. .lohn Majerus , who lives on the old Edgecombe farm north of Rule , is the heaviest loser , the lightning seeming to have centered all its vengeance at this place , and as a result his fine large barn , considered one of the largest and best in the county , was burned to the ground together with all its contents , which included seven head of of fine horses , several tons of hay , quantities of small grain and all of his farming imple ments. It is a big loss , there being but $1,000 insurance on the building and none on the contents. Mr. Majerus has the sympathy of all in his great loss. Chas. Weaverwho lives north of Verdon , was another victim. His barn was struck and a good blaze started , but was soon ex tinguished with but slight dam age. He , however , lost a very valuable horse , but was lucky enough to carry good insurance in the Farmer's Mutual. It was one of the most severe storms we have experienced in a long tinm and it is hoped there will be no repetition. Later : OnMonday night light ning again struck the Weaver barn , and while killing no stock , damaged the building to a greater extent than on bunda } night. Received Increase in Pension , Stephen Pryor of this city re ceived the welcome news this week that his pension had been increased. This was brought about through the efforts of Mr. Pryor's friends in this city , who for some time have been working with this end in view , and when the news came from Mr. 13urkett that in the future their old com rade would receive $25 per month , they felt amply repaid for their efforts , as there is no one more worthy than Mr.Pryor. Died. 1CASUCY D. T. Kasley died at his home in Rule , Neb. , Sunday , May 3 , 1908 , at 9:30 : a. m. , aged 77 years , 2 months and 1 day. Mr. Kaslcy was one of the pioneers of Richardson county , laving lived in Rule for a num ber of years and was well known ind held in high esteem for his true manly principles. He had been sick for several months but was not considered worse than usual and when the summons came on Sunday it was a great hock to his many life long friends. The funeral will not be held until Friday afternoon , when his two daughters , Mrs. Joseph Miles of Los Angeles , Gal. , and Mrs , Dr. Wiser of Phoenix , Arizona , are. expected to arrive. Our Rule correspondent ex pects to be able next week to give a complete biography of deceased for the benefit of the numerous pioneer friends who have known liim for so many years. HURT. Mrs. Susan Bertha Hurt died at her home in Ventura , Gal. , on Tuesday , April 28 , aged 27 years. Deceased was the wile of Dave Hurt , formerly of this city , and will be remembered by many as Miss Fitzgerald. They left here about two years ago for the ben efit of Mrs. Hurt's health and located in California. The change proved beneficial for only a short time however , and on the above date she sucombcd to that dread disease , consumption. She leaves besides her husband , three children , one girl ard two boys , aged respectively 10 , 8 and 5 years , also three sisters and three brothers , one of the latter being Bob Fitzgerald of this city. K15NT. W. R. Kent died at his farm home on Monday , May 4 , 1908 , at 10:30 : p. m- , aged 63 years and 11 months. This death was indeed a shock to his family and many friends , as he was in his usual good health at the time of retiring on Sunday evening , but was found in an un conscious condition on Monday morning and only lived a few hours. A sad feature of this death was that his wife who had been his faithful companion for so many years was in Colorado visit ing at the time of his death. Win. Riley Kent was born in Morgan county , Ind. , June 14 , 1844. At the age of 18 he en listed in the Civil war , serving faithfully for three years. At the close of the war he went to Keota , Iowa , where he was mar ried to Alvina McDowell , Octo ber 18 , 1866. From there they removed to Rice county. Kansas , where tho.y resided until 1879 , when they settled on their iann , south of town , living there con tinuously until his death , with the exception of the time spent at their home in this city , where they would stay during the dull times on the farm. There were five children , two dying in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Jas. W. Jellison , Mrs. Will Saylor and Miss Iva Kent. The funeral was held yester day afternoon from the home in this city , Rev. Dunkleberger offi ciating. Interment in Stecle's cemetery. A Wise Choice. The appointment of Samuel Marts as Chief of Police was a wise one on the part of the mayor and council. Mr. Marts has shown his true worth in the past , and this mark of ap preciation is as it should be. His friends extend congratulations.