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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. Ill FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , APRIL 13 , 1906. Whole No. 118
Rural Telephone Companies Ad-
The meeting of the city couu- (
cil Monday nighlwas pregnant
with great things for Falls City. |
We feel safe in saying that no
council in all our history did as ,
much for the business interest
of the town as did the council ]
which met Monday night.
Among the first things which
came up for consideration was
the canvass of the vote of the re
cent municipal election , as a re
sult of which Barrett for Mayor ,
W indie and Fast for councilmen ,
Bauer for Olerk.Bode for-Treas-
urer , Spraggins for Police
Judge , Crook for City Engineer
and Mathers and Mrs. Foster for
members of the School board
were declared elected. The
Library board asked for an ad
ditional appropriation in order
that the Library may be made
an absolutely free institution ,
this request should be and prob
ably will be granted , and an ad
journed meeting for Friday
night was called that the neces
sary ordinance may be passed.
Then came the consideration of
the telephone ordinance. Mr.
Leyda as Mayor made the following
owing statement to the council :
"During a considerable part
of the present municipal year
there has been before the couSi-
cil request from a couple of rural
telephone companies for a fran
chise that would permit them to
establish a toll station in our
city. The matter rfwas referred
to a committee with a view to
getting the rural companies to
join with the Falls City com
pany for the greater convenience
of our'citizens "using phones , and
also us we thought , for the con
venience of , the better service
to the subscribers or patrons of
the rural companies. Your
committee secured from the
Falls City Telephone company
a proposition to admit the Rural
companies to the free use of
their swithchboard for the en
tire local system. This we be
lieved to be a very liberal oiler
to the rural companies , but for
some reason best known to
themselves they thought proper
to reject the oil'er , and , as you
are aware , the matter was made
the principal issue in the city
campaign just closed , in so far
as the citizens and republican
tickets were concerned , and as
the voters have said by their
ballots in electing Mr. Barrett
Mayor that they desire a fran
chise granted the Preston Mut
ual company and the Salem
Rural Telephone company as
they have heretofore requested ,
I therefore recommend that
Ordinance No. 109 granting a
franchise fur a toll station to
the above named companies ,
and which has been read twice
before this council , be read the
third time and passed as the
same now stands
Respectfully submitted ,
W. S. LEYDA , Mayor.
Immediately after Mr. Leyda
had read this communication
Mr. Hutching , who has all
through the controversy stood
as the sponsor for the ordinance
and the champion of the desires
of the rural companies , moved
that the ordinance be put on its
passage. John W. Powell ,
councilman from the first ward ,
then secured recognition fron
the chair and said in part :
' I have lived in Falls City all
of my mature years. I have
but one ambition and that is
the welfare of my home city am
its people. No man has any
right to claim the possession o
my principles or conduct. Neith.
er am I responsible to anyone
bat the citizens of Falls City
for my actions us : in official. I
have done my utmost to settle '
the controversy relating to
telephones in a way that 1
thought would be of service to
both Falls City and the fanners
who seek admission. I have
tried as best I could to represent )
the wishes of my people as I
understood them. The late ,
election has demonstrated that
the people of Palls Ci.ly want
the rural companies to be ad
mitted. Never in my life have I
stood in the way of the wishes
of Falls City , neither will I dose
so now. I have been eeking
nformation for the past six
nonths as to what our people
vanted. The election just over
las given me my answer , and
n giving it has shown me the
) ath which every good citizen
should follow , Therefore , .Mr.
vfayor , I [ second the motion to
) ass the Ordinance No. 209. ' *
There being no remarks the
notion was put and received
the follo'ving vote.
- - - Yes.
Hutch ings - - Yes.
Winclle - - - - Yes.
Burris - - - No.
Gehling - - Yes.
McKeiver - Yes.
All the councilman voting in
favor of the ordinance , except-
ng Mr. Burris the ordinance
vas declared passed and the
layer signed it as his approval
ot the councils action.
So has ended a' long bitter
struggle and that it has ended to
: he advantage of Falls City and
: he welfare of the town is a mat
ter ot congratulation among our
jeople and of great credit to
; hose councilmen who have so
clearly indicated their desire
'or the advancement of the city.
A New One.
Sometime since we submitted
i problem for the boys to an
swer that was so popular and
produced so many answers that
we promised another one in the
near future. We now make our
promise good. The rules for
: his contest are as follows ; No
one living in Falls City can
compete in this one as the lucal
boys and girls have an advan
tage in getting their papers be
: ore those living elsewhere.
The boy or girl of eighteen
years of age or less that first
sends to us a solution of the
problem in his or her own hand
writing will be given a dollar.
If several are received at the
same time , the one writing the
neatest letter will be given the
If a fish's head is as long as
its tail and half its body , and
its body is as long as its head
and tail , and its tail is three
feet long , how long is the lish.
The Ice Problem.
Mr. Lewis Plegc will have
charge of the ice business here
this summer , it having been ar
ranged withMr.Stanton and Mr.
Culp , by mutual request , that
such should be the settlement
for this coming season. The
ice houses of Mr. Gulp are being
used in preference to Mr. Stan-
ton's on account of their close
proximity to the railroad , thus
making it more convenient , on
account of the ice being shipp
ed in. This plan saves the lony
haul to the Stanton ice houses.
Against An Indian Law.
0. H. Roubidoux , Louis Roub.
idoux and Amabel Roubidoux.
repreeenting the Iowa Indians ,
and Tom Campbell and Kish-
Mack , of the Sac and Fox tribe ,
left Tuesday lor "Washington.
D. C. They go to petition the
government to prevent the en.
actment of a law appointing
guardians for all the Indians.-
The Shakespear club met with
Mr.V. . W. Abbey Tuesday.
Miss 1 ! anks was present and read
the report of the Weeping Water
convention. The usual lesson
was had and a pleasant and pro
fitable afternoon was spent by
Miss Elizabeth Miller enter
tained about twenty young people
on Monday evening in honor of
Jennie Brestnan and Ella Miller
of Omaha * It was a very de
lightful social affair , as Miss
Miller's talent as a charming
hostess has often been demon
Mrs. Dr Allison was hostess to
the Young Ladies Kensington of
the Presbyterian Church last
Friday evening. Refreshments
were served during the evening
and the girls are indebted to Mrs.
Allison for a most pleasant time.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Gist enter
tained about fortj * guests at an
Saster party given in their beau
tiful home on Chase street last
Friday night. Many pleasing
ind unique features of entertain-
nent were proviso * ] , ohiof among
which was a "musical romance. "
A printed story was handed each
guest in which were blanks , the
object being to have the guests
ill our the blanks- These blanks
were represented by either some
song or the name of some opera.
Mrs. Gist would play a few
strains fron the songor opera
ind from hearing it the guests
were asked to identify the num
ber and fill out the blanks. Easter
suggestions we're prominent
throughout .the entire evening.
The prizes \Vere Easter lillies.
Refreshments of unusual excell
ence were served at a late hour
ind the guests departed for their
lomes after an evening of un
Mr. and Mrs. George Jennings
entertained ' the neighborhood
whist club on Monday evening.
Mrs. Bert Keavis was the winner
and Ned Towle brought up the
rear. Refreshments were served
and all present had the usual
About fourteen guests were
entertained Tuesday evening in
honor of Mrs. Geo. Dietch of
Hastings , by Mrs. Norman Mus-
seltnan at her elegant home on
Lane street. Cards were played
at three tables and formed a part
of the evenings pleasures. The
daintiest of refreshments were
served during the evening.
The Sorosis club en joyed an ex
ceedingly pleasant meeting with
Mrs. A. E. Hill on Wednesday.
The Ladies of the Presbyter
ian church will hold an exchange
at the J. C. Tanner store Satur
Mrs. John Crook entertained a
few friends on Wednesday of
The district convention of the
Knights it Ladies of Security
will be hold in Falls City April
25th 190(5. ( This is a very pro
gressive order and the 7onven.
tion will be one of interest and
The display window decora ,
lions at the Wahl store are
about the finest we ever saw ,
and Mr. Spcer is to be congrat
ulated for his splendid work on
the same. The white and pur
ple color scheme is nicely
blended , the white being given
the preference as the symbol oi
Easter time. "Rock of Ages'
is one of the novel features ir
The board of supervisors has
been in session this week and
has spent mo-it of its time in
allowing the bills created by the
last'term of court. The judg
ment obtained by Mrs. Constau-
tine against the county at the
last term of court lor $2,000.00 ,
because of her injury sustained
in a bridge accident last sum
mer was ordered paid. The two
remaining cases occasioned by
the same accident were settled
for $850.00 each.
Several of the ladies of Falls
City headed by Mrs. .1. R. Wil-
hite waited on the board and
requested that seats be put in
court house yard for the accom
modation af those who desired
a place to rest while in town.
It is sincerely hoped that the
board will grant this request as
it is a consumation devoutly
hoped for. The board drew a
jury for the June term of court.
At Grand Opera.
Among those who attended
the Grand Opera at Kansas City
during the week were , C. F.
Reavis and wife , D. D. Reavis
and wife , T. J. Gist and wile
and Anita Wilson.
The windstorm last Saturday
evening was quite scvereseveral
miles south of this city , almost
assuming the proportions of a
small cyclone. It did consider
able damage at the Fred Zorn
liome and at the Fetzner place.
Tin- official board of the drain
age company have appointed
A.-M.'Munn of Nebraska City
as engineer in the proposed
drainage work. This work will
mean many advantages and
money to Falls City folks , and
should create great interest.
Mr. Jaquet and George Hall
have beautiful easier windows ,
either is well worth inspecting ,
It is remarkable the number of
our people who are now openly
expressing their gratification
over the passage of the telephone
ordinance who were before non
committal on the proposition. If
these people had possessed the
nerve to express their opinion
several months ago , the matter
would have long since been dis
posed of. If 3'ou have an opinion ,
speak up , don't be a cotton tail.
There are men in Falls City
that we could do a great deal
better without. There are men
in Falls City with malice enough
in their makeup to do almost any
thing to injure their enemies ,
and the fact that their conduct
tends to injure the town is oi
little or no concern to them s < j
long as it accomplishes some
injury to their enemies. The
only remedy is for the people of
this community to refuse to con
tribute to the support of sucli
people until the ) h a v e been
taught a lesson that will result
in their being good.
- * *
Will Crush was in town Wed
nesday and while here assurred
a Tribune reporter that the farm
ers were very grateful for the
generous way the council had
treated the rural telephone com
panies Monday night. He said
that our merchants would immed
iately sec the beneficent result ;
from the council's action in a re
newal of trade relations between
them and the rural subscribers ,
Personally , we shall feel very
disappointed if Monday night
action does not result greatly t <
the advantage of the local busl
ness men. Falls City has demits
its part and the farmers shouli
be just and do theirs
Ray Dj Pntron spent Sunday
i Ike Lyons , Jr. is at home this1
wo ok. |
I t ) . DuHaven is spcndimr the
i week here.
| . .
j Geo.v Funk was down from
George Lyons in homo from
the state University.
Jim Powell and W. S. Ley da
were Rule visitors last Fridsiy.
R. C. James made a business
trip to Humboldt on Friday' last.
Dr. Houston made a profession
al trip to Vcrdon on Wednesday.
Meeker Cain is the recipient of
a new piano , a gift from her
- - - *
J. M. Schoenheit of Kansas
City now reads this weekly news
If it rains Easter Sunday but
why waste time in useless specu
Maud Graham is expected home
from Chicago to spend Easter
with her parents.
Elta Boose and 15eulah Green-
wald came home from Lincoln
luring the week.
David Julian Cain was the
ucst of Neal Marion Giaumni at
supper Monday evening.
Elizabeth and Katherine Hea-
cock are home from the Univcr-
versity during the Easter week.
Wilma Clinchas resumed her
studies at the state normal , hav
ing returned tcTl'cru last Mon
Stella Shock is spending a few
days vacation from the Lincoln
University with her mother in
P. F. Scott of Pawnee City-
was a pleasant caller at this
office Tuesday , and from here he
went to Auburn.
Born on Friday evening to Mr.
and Mrs. Lloyd Giannini a son.
Just notice that paternal look
on Lloyd's face.
S. C. Barlow of Dawson was
visiting with old friends here last
Saturday and remembered The
Tribune in his rounds.
Mrs. Mace Atwood was up from
Leavenworth the llrst of the
week settling up the probate af
fairs of her late husband David
Billy Veach didn't do much at
the Kansas Bity shoot this week
beyond making a score of 196
out of 200. If there are any
shooters that can beat this kind
of shooting they didn't show up
at Kansas City.
Some Fulls City merchants are
meeting the mail order houses on
their grounds and are sending
out catalogues describing their
merchandise with prices attached.
When you receive these make
comparison and see if you can't
buy your goods at home just as
cheaply as you can buy them
abroad. It pays to trade at home
under any and all circumstances.
.lit certainly pays when you know
ithe goods purchased are backed
. i by the guarantee of a business
man whom you know personally
and who can always be found at
his place of business ready to
make all promises good.
Mrs. V. G. Lyford left Satur
day for Lincoln on a brief visit to
her daughter , Mabel , who is a
student at the university. She
was joined by Mr. Lyford on
1 Tuesday and they were accom
panied home by Mabel.
Chns. F. Xocller of Preston was
a Tuesday visitor here.
Uucle John Bauer came down
from ycrdon Tuesday. ,
John Oswald returned Friday
from a business so-journ in Pres
Rev. Ilaskins was an M. P.
passenger for Kansas last Mon
Moses Roycr was over from
Merrill , Kansas the part Satur
Mable Lyford is home from the
University at Lincoln for a vaca
Mrs. Ncal returned Friday
noon from a brief visit with Rule
BOKN On Tuesday' , a daugh
ter to Mr. and Mrs. Simon
J. B. Varncr was a business
visitor in Kansas City the first of
Mrs. C. Smith left the first of
the week for her new home near
Troy , Kansas.
The last week in Falls City
las demonstrated that it pays to
be on the square.
Prof. McDonald of Shubert was
a pleasant caller here while in
L. A. Ryan of St. Louis is vis-
ting with his many friends here
it his former home.
AW. . Thompson of Humboldt
was in the city Tuesday , the
guest of Milo Shields.
C. W. Rumsey of Bancroft
spent Sunday here , the guest of
liis cousjn , Una Snidow.
J. G. Butterficld of Sabetha.
Kansas was among the Saturday
guests at the City hotel.
Fred Stotts of Shubert was a
Saturday visitor in this city , and
while here called at these quart
The infant son of Ward Knight
and wife which was born last
Saturday , died on Sunday morn
Clarence Simmons returned
last week from Omaha where
he has been engaged in deputy
Mrs. Chas. McCreery went to
Omaha yesterday , and will visit
with her sister Mrs. Rose
Quimby Ilossack came down
from the Lincoln university on
Wednesday , and will spend his
Easter vacation with his parents ,
John Hossack and wife.
D. N. Hitchcock , who has been
stopping in this city for several
months in the interests of the
Manitou Bathing Co. , left Mon
day afternoon for Omaha.
A Falls City girl in describing
a thin man said the other day ,
"He is a sort of an ingrowing
mop , honestly girls , he is so
skinny that his legs look like
number II on a door. "
We are in receipt of a dollar
from James Ilatfield of Seneca ,
Kan. , with the request that we
send him our valued paper an
other year Ho says he is lost
without The Tribune and we ap
preciate such a letter.
F. II. Hummel of the Sunny
Slope farm has sold the ton
months old double standard
Polled Durham bull , Sterithit 3d ,
weighing J-'OO pounds , to L. F.
Newbold of Minden , Neb. It
was a nicely bred Cruickshauk.
"Lige" Dowic seems about to
join the also ran class , /ion has.
revolted against him and appoint
ed another leader. His son Glad
stone the unkissed , has thrown
the old man down and Mrs. Dowie
is telling tales out of school.
Altogether it looks like Alec has.
been given the double cross for
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