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V" ' THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. Ill FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , HARCH 16 , 1906. Whole No. n4
The Annual meeting of the
ttichnrd-on County Teacher's
Association was held last Fri
day evening and Saturday morn-
in this city. The Friday even
ing program was held in Metho
dist church and attracted a
large number , the building be
ing crowded to its utmost capa
; V The Richardson Quartette
rendered an excellent selection
and were forced to respond to
an enthusiastic encore.
This was followed by that
beautiful composition Juanita ,
by the Ladies Chorus composed
of 1(5 ( voices , teachers in the
Palls City schools.
Prof. P. S. Puerstein , presi
dent of the Association , had
charge of the program and an
nounced the question for de
B , bute which was the next num
ber of the program ,
Twelve minutes was allowed
each contestent with three
minutes refutation by the leader
on the affirmative side. Ques
tion ; Resolved : That the pro
perty of every deceased person
in excess of $100,000 in valua
tion shall become the property
of the State.
Affirmative ; Palls City , Rule ,
Stella and Dawson.
Negative ; llumboldt , Salem ,
Verdon and Shubert.
Palls City af first on the affir
mative was ably represented by
Alice Yoder. The evils of
wealth held in the hands of a
few were vividly illustrated
showing the different stages in
the acquirement of the same.
This was Miss Yodcr's second
appearence as debater before
the public and we are justly
proud of her ability.
Herbert Ford , of Humboldt
the first of the negative , has
that natural , at home manner oi
deliverance which carries con.
viction. The corruption in
" * politics at the capitol were cited
[ Y as the result of this surplus
money reverting to the state.
Win. Sheffield of Rule , second
on the affirmative , the smallest
debater in stature present , wen !
after the subject in an energetic
manner , and pointed severa
local agitators and questions
of the day. He received tre.
mendous applause from the
statement that John D. Rocke
fellir in his haste after wealth ,
caused the breaking up of his
health , and consequently lie nov
offers fabulous sums for hii
stomach to be put in good con
Virgil Grinstead , of Salem
and second speaker on the nega
live , of authoritive , distict deliverance
liveranco , set forth the rights o
individuals , and demonstrated
why anarchy would follow tin
leveling of wealth. It tool
away the zest for property am
would tend to more strenuoui
Clyde Baldwin , representa
tive of the Stella High School
is an eloquent and convincinj
debater , employing an argu
ment devoid of any weakness o
failing statements and carryinj
in hi- * discourse , good soum
points and statistics. Moffe
was quoted and the winuinj
point was the advantage to b
derived from the carrying on c
large industries by the govern
ment instead of by powerful in
Charlie Combs , of Verdon an
the third debater for the nega
tive , carried the conviction of
man on the right side of th
fence and gave some of the bes
arguments of the evening on th
negative side of the questiot
. Good pointers were followed b
proving facts , as , the right gh
I en by the Constitution to pro- ]
i tect the property of individuals < '
lawfully acquired. i
1 Blanche Dorr , of Dawson , the I
I last speaker on the affirmative , j
jha excellent qualities for a
jgood debater and did the same ,
ample justice. The evils to a
wealthy man's posterity ) tended
to them not placing enough de.
pendence in self. As the gov
ernment has the right to punish
the destroyer of even one piece
of money , which he owned , then
it should also have the privilege
of being Jjcnetittcd by more ,
after a person's demise. The
railroad situation in the county
was cited as an example of a
position backed by a few capi-
Edith Hill , of Shubert , clos
ing speaker on the negative side
delivered her arguments with
out the aid of notes , and is quite
a brilliant debater. Socialism
and commonism. and the pre
amble to the constitution , gave
a good foundation to her sub
Alice Yoder then , on refuta
tion , tore clown several good
points those on the negati vesicle
The judges then retired to an
adjoining room to arrive at a
decisibn. The Richardson quar
tette then favored those present
with an excellent election and
were repeatedly recalled.
The decision of the judges
was then announced as follows.
TheNegative side were victor
ious in the debate. Individual
debaters ranked in t he follow
Clyde Baldwin , Stella
Edith Hill , Shubert.
Herbert Ford , Humboldt.
Charlie Combs , Verdon.
This announcement was re
ceived with tremendous ap
plause and showed the great in
terest manifested in these an.
Prof. Puerstein then extended
in behalf of the association ,
their thank * to all participants
and those who assisted in mak
ing this a grand cuccess.
The banquet then served at
the National lintel was the cil.
max to the pleasures of the eve
ning Sydney P. Spence , mana
ger of this popular institution ,
proved himself the royal enter
tainer , and his doors were
thrown open to his guests. At
11 : o'clock , the dining room
doors were thrown open and the
guests were ushered in. The
popular Spence and Purse musi
cians turnished a rare treat with
their musical numbers. The
dining room was profusely de
corated with festoons of smilax
f reaching from one brilliantly
lighted globe to another. Spec
ial electrical lights were installed -
stalled for the occasion making
I the scene one of brightness and
pleasures. Covers were layed
for seventy-five guests and the
tables were prof usely decorated
with choice cut ilowers. The
toast master presided and was
responded to in an able and in
teresting manner , while the
banquet we are safe in saying ,
equalled if not excelled , the ret -
t cent one in Lincoln. The guests
left at a very late hour , thank-
e ing Mr. Spence for his elegant
f entertainment as a host.
The nest session was held al
the Central School Building on
Saturday morning and was well
attended Following is the pro
gram of tlris session ,
a Music. Selected. 8:4" .
e AUch-UfS By County Superintendent.
Paper on Prlmury Reading By Mlsi
Minnie Jones , Shubert.
e | Paper. Methods for making Advance !
I. Reading Interesting. Muriu L
v Crotty , District No 3.
J ' DifcinFion. Miss Carrie E. Bovd. Mis
' - rlorence Antt 9:20 : to 10:00 :
Paper. History , A coin-so of study in
thu Grades. Miss Hya 13. Scott.
Paper. Practical Arithmetic Prof.
.1 W. Watson , Verdon.
Fred CJ. Arnold lOi'JO f >
P < i pur. How to make ) Grammar inter
esting. Prof.V. . G. .hunt1 * ,
Di-eiif-loM. Guo. It McDonultl , fc ltu
beit. 11:20 : to 11:10. :
Paper Commercial Geography , IVof
[ . G Wilson , Stella
Di-uii'slon. Prank l'Stinvn * . llulo.
Altogether this was the most
successful , of the Association's
meetings. The place of the
next meeting will be held some
time next fall in this city , at
which time the election of offi
cers will take place.
Tbey All Like It.
" The esteemed Henr } ' Andres
and family who formerly lived
at Port Hazel but who recently
moved to Guide Rock. Nebr. ,
were kindly remembered by
their young friends. These
clubbed together and presented
them with a year's receipt to
The Falls City Tribune. Mr.
Andres and family voice their
appreciation in the following
copy received by our editor on
The Fort Hazel young people
have t h e thanks of Henry
Andres and family for their
kindness in remembering them
with a years subscription to thn
Falls City Tribune.
Dr. Candy Convicted.
The jury returned a verdict
of guilty late Friday night in
the case of State vs James L.
Gaudy trii-d in Nemaha County.
The charge in this case was for
attempting to influence a wit
ness to commit perjury in a
civil case. The case will be
taken to the Supreme court at
once and the attorneys , for the
Doctor are confident that the
verdict will be set aside. The
predjudice in the case had much
to do with the verdict as it was
impossible to find a jury that
had not in some measure been
atl'ected by the feeling so pre
valent in Auburn. The court
will sentence the defendant on
Will Soon Know.
The Missouri Pacific directors
are now in session in New York
and will soon announce-the pro
gram of expenditures and im
provements for the next year.
Of course no one can tell what
will be done with the question of
changing the terminal from
Atchison to Falls City , but we
have some reason to be hopeful.
If the directors determine to im.
prove the west division which
includes the line from Kansas
City to Omaha , we stand an excellent -
cellent chance of securing the
division If , on the other hand ,
they conclude that expenditures
are needed elsewhere more than
they are on the west division ,
then we must await another
year before anything will be
done on this lineThe next
thirth days will give us full in.
formation. In the mean time ;
let us pray and patronize the
Basket Ball Game.
On Friday the boys basket
ball teams of the Da\von and
! ' Falls City high schools enjoyed
an interesting contest on the
local campus. The game was a
good one. Victory rested will :
Dawson , score be-ing 18 to 5 5r
! New Night Manager.
J. B. Spence of Chicago came
, here the first of the1 week tc
take charge of the National
j hotel at night. He is an olt
'jand ' competent hand at hote
business and will conduct UK
: , 'night ' work in a satisfactorj
A delightfully informal whist
party of throe tables was given
by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Varner
last Saturday night. Mr. and
Mrs. Ned Towle were- the prize
winners while Mrs. Varner and
C. F. Reavis brought up the rear.
Dainty refreshments were served
mid everybody thoroughly en
joyed the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Sandusky enter
tained at whist Thursday even
ing of last week. Among the
many enjoyable features of the
evening was a piano solo by Nor
man Musselman nnd the dance
by Billy Wilson. Mr. Wilson has
perfected a new dance which is a
ross between the oriental and a
war dance. The company was
delighted. Refreshments were
served and as usual when Mr.
and Mrs. Sandusky entertain , the
guests spent a most enjoyable
The Mis'ses Brecht will enter
tain the young ladies Presbyter
ian Kensington this evening.
Mrs. Jno Oswald entertained
theyounsf Married. Ladies Ken
sington on Thursday afternoon.
The social affairs are always an
ticipated with pleasure by the
members. Mrs. Oswald is a de
lightful hostess and the after
noon was a very enjoyable one.
Mrs. W. A. Greenwald opened
her beautiful home on Wednes
day to the members of the M. 15.
Kensington club and a number of
outside friends. In spite of the
severe snow storm about sixty
ladies were present and spent a
delightful .ifternoon. Mrs.
Greeijwald w a s assisted b } '
Misses Reichers. Rainel and
Schaible in serving splendid re
Mrs. P. S. Hcacock issued in
vitations to an at home to about
fifty lady friends last Friday
afternoon. An interesting pro
gram had been arranged for the
entertainment of the guests.
Newspaper cartoons were pinned
against the walls and these were
to be interpreted. The contest
waged for several hours , after
which delicious refreshments
were served. Mr. Ileacock al
ways is charmingly hospitable ,
and her entertainments are among
the most pleasant social events.
The Shakespeare Chip , met
Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. J.
C. Yutzy. Though the study oi
Julius Caesar is nearing the close
the interest is kept up and most
all of the members were present
to discuss the lesson. The jvork
of this club has been most plea
sant and helpful since its organ
ization one year ago.
Council No. 610. K. ank L. ol
S. enjoyed a pleasant and novel
meeting last evening. The
ladies were gowned in old fash
ioned costumes and served lunch
eon after the business routine had
been completed. This was all : i
surprise to the gentlemen mem
bers , who enjoyed the occasion
Mrs. George B Kirk died on
Sunday morning at her home
one ami one-half miles north ol
Salem of pneumonia and heart
failure after an illnes * of less
than a week.
Mrs. Kirk was 115 years old
t and has lived in Nebraska since
| ] 88i'J. Funeral services were
| held from the home on Tuesday
and interment made in StceU
CarcT of Thanks.
We desire to thank the neigh
bors and friends who so kindh
assisted at the death of our dea
one , and lightened the sorrov
of we who mourn for her. W <
also thank the singers win
rendered such sweet music.
GEOHGB Kmi $ AND FAMILY.
She Will Recover.
Mrs. Lottie Whitmcr-Bauer
who in a temporary lit of insanity
shot herself at her home in Den
ver , will recover from the effects
of the same.
Following is a memorandum of
; he deed and subsequent events :
Dec. 19. Mrs. Lottie Whitmer-
Bauer , in a fit of insanity , sends
; iullct crashing through her
Taken to bt. Luke's hospital
n dying condition.
December 20. Bullet found by
physicians to have entered right
side of head and to have torn
; iway nearly half of brain. Phy
sicians declared she could not
Dec. 27. Mrs. Bauer refuses to
: lie , l/ut continued to improve un
til her condition was normal.
Dec.30 Gladys Bauer , six
months old baby girl , innocent
cause of its mother's attempted
suicide , dies from lack of mater
nal care. News kept from
Jan. 9. Mrs. Bauer stricken
with paralysis of left side.
Jan. 25. Gladys buried. News
still kept from mother.
Feb. -X-ray photograph by
comparison with X-ray taken
shortly after the attempted sui
cide , locates bullet at skull wall ,
2/4 inches behind and 1 ' 4 inches
above left ear.
Fcbr. 3. Operation performed ,
bullet removed. Mrs. Hatir will
This strange course of incidents
is the way the case stood at our
latest information. Just before
the operation in St. Luke's Hos
pital , Denver t h e husband ,
Harvey . Bauer , -.while stand
ing , beside his wife , and offering
a prayer that she may be spared
him , fainted away when Dr. T.
B. Perkins and Dr. Childs ex
tracted the bullet.
Although the operation was
one of the most delicate known to
medicpl science ; the locating of
the bullet , the sawing of a hole
in the skull , cutting the mem
brane of the brain , and extrac
tion of bullet and regaining of
consciousness by Mrs. Bauer ,
only occupied the space of thirty
minutes. Heroically agreeing to
an operation in the hopes of see
ing her baby girl , dead for three
weeks , the young wife stood the
ordeal nobly , and will recover en
tirely , barring a paralysis of the
left f-ide and fits of insanity to
which she is subject.
Among the Marksmen.
The annual shooting tourna
ment of the Iowa State Sports
men association , which com
menced on Wednesday of this
week at Des Moines , Iowa , en
joyed a large number of repre
sentatives from Nebraska. Our
local crack shot champion * ; Win.
Vcach , was in attendance , but
we go to press too early to pub
lish honors won. However ,
there are few equals of Mr.
Veach and we are positive he
will rank among the first.
Among the prizes to be shot for
are a diamond badge , a silver
loving cup and an amateur
In the Collision.
In the collision of two street
cars in Omaha the first of the.
week on acrount of the blinding
snow storm , L. L. Lohr of 2711
South Thirteenth street was in
jured , lie has many friends in
this city , having visited here
quite often. Mr. Lohr married
Emma Hogans , a former resi
dent of Falls City.
The Friends in Council met
with Miss Minnie McDonald on
Saturday evening of last week.
The program of the evening was
Lost A Valuable Horse.
Last Saturday evening about
8 o'clock Dr. Scott was called
.o look after a sick cow in the
eastern part of the city and se
cured a team from Jim Powell
to make the trip. Before leav-
ng the rig , the Doctor tied the
team and then went on to at-
.end to his call. The term be
came frightened and started
east at a swift pace and go
ng out past the Knnaly resi-
lence. Here they turned the
corner and started on the north
road. A locust tree stands in
the center of this street just
nound the corner , and into this
.he horses dashed. One horse
was struck squarely on the head
uul dropped down dead. Tile
horse is quite valuable and
therefore a great loss.
Saturday noon Albert Kam-
merer called at the B. M. stat
ion here for a package of freight
and crossed the tracks there to
jo over to the freight house just
south of the depot building. In
backing the team , which were
young mules , up to the platform
lie turned them too far , thus
breaking the tongue of the
buggy. This frightened the
team and they started on a
gallop , but were held onto bjr
Mr. Kammerer , who with rare
skill'succeeded in guiding them
to the crossing and around the
edge of the platform without
running into it. .lust in front
of Wilcox's short order house
the mules succeeded in breaking
loose from the buggy but were
caught about a block from that
The trout wheelsof the buggy
were a total wreck and the
front axle and tongue were dc
molished. Had it not been for
Mr. Kanuncrar's presence of
mind and grit , the entire buggy
would have been ruined and
other probable damage would
have resulted. The teain was
not even scratched.
Prominent Worker Dies.
A long , eventful and useful
life ended in Rochester , N. Y. ,
at 12-10 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing when Miss Susan B. Anthony
aged 8(5 ( yearspassed peacefully
away into the other world of
equality. For sixty years she
has been a constant public
worker , her first appearance be
ing in the early -10's She is a
Woman's SutTragist enthusiast
and has carried on extensive
work in that line. Julia Ward
Howe and herself were the only
survivors of the famous first
woman's rights convention held
in Seneca Falls 18-18. She died
as she lived , a true character ,
and ifi greatly mourned through
out the enti.e United States.
At the residence of Dr. and
Mrs. Moore in Palls City on
Wednesday evening at 8:30 : ,
their daughter , Lena Mae was
united in marriage to Elinor Gu
Wood of Lexington , Neb.
The ceremony was performed1
by Rev. W. T. Oline , Ph. D. , in
the presence of the immediate
family. Mr. and Mrs. Wood
departed Thursday for Omaha
and thence to Lexington , their
These young people have the
j best wishes of all who know
, them for a prosperous a n d
i happy life.
Call of Humane Society ,
i The Humane society has ex
hausted its supply of clothing
, and shoes for WOUUMI and chil-
jdren. Those who have any do-
i nations if they cannot bring
I them to Officer Hcrshey's office ,
| if they will notify him lie will
( gladly call at your home for
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