The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, July 06, 1906, Image 1

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Vol. HI FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , JULY 6 , 1906. Whole No. i30
Tragedy Near Nebraska City.
Mis Della Lloyd aged thirty
seven was choked to death by
her sister Lucy , aged thirty-
four last Saturday at their
home , seven miles north of Ne
braska City. As they were
both preparing for bed Miss
Lucy grabbed her sister by the
neck and choked her. She
stayed in the room with the
the corpse all night , there be-
ingno one else in the house
as the sisters live alone on
the farm.
She could give no motive for
the crime except that she had
brooded over a possible separa
tion from her sister , who had
been under a doctor's care for
the past six months , for in
The mother died some twenty
years ago leaving the sisters
without a mothers care , The
father was sent to the insane
asylum about thirty years ago
but escaped and came home ,
staying a very little while , then
disappeared and has not been
heard from since.
The morning following the
tragedy their renters not see
ing them called at the house
about 8:00 : o'clock , and Lucy
told them of her deed. She
was perfectly calm at that
time but soon became hysteri
cal , and was placed in the city
jail Sunday evening by Sheriff
Donovan where she will await a
At the inquest by Coroner
Karslen , the jury decided that
the younger sister committed
the crime while suffering from
emotional insanity.
Cloud Burst.
Sunday evening. Lincoln suf
fered from one of the most des
tructive wind and rain storms
in its history. Following a
sultry but moderately warm
day , the storm was wholly un
A terrific downpour c o in-
menced about 0:30 : in the eve
ning and only lasted about
thirty minutes , but the damage
in that time amounted to thou
sands of dollars. In the resi
dence districts cellars Avere
filled , lawns transformed into
lakes and water came up into
the residences. In the business
portion large stocks of goods in
the basements suffered exten
sive damage , in some stores
being entirely submerged.
Ifff Street car service was tied up
and in some places the water in
the streets was three feet deep.
This state of affairs did not last
much over a half hour , when
the water went down quite
With The Colts.
, ft The Colts again played a
nine section game with the Ver
don team on the Verdon diamond
mend , last Sunday , and as
usual Falls City was victorious.
Several neat plays were made
but nothing on the sensational
ordor. Aside from the acci
dent to Ray Meyers the game
was a pleasant one. Elmer
Prior took Sears'place in left
field when the latter took the
pitcher's mit.
The diamond was in good con
dition having been worked well
since the rain Saturday eve
ning. Score stood 10 to 3 , in
favor of the Colts and our fans
were satisfied.
Court House Calendar.
County Board meets July 10th.
District Court July llth.
County Board of Equalization ,
July 31st.
Completes His Work.
Our County Assessor George
.Torn closed his official duties
last Friday completing every ,
thing including the smallest de
tails in a very short time.
Tne office of County Assessor
is in its infancy this being its I
third year under the new law. i
As Mr. Jorn becomes ac-1
quainted he sees where he can
make a saving and started in
this year with this object in
view ; to do the work as quickly
and as accurate as it could
possibly be done.
The work was hurried along
from start to finish and shows
energy all the way through.
Under Mr. Jorn's methods the
expense was five hundred and
eight dollars less this year than
it took last year to run the
same oilice. It was also two
Hundred dollars less than the
expenses in 1903 under the old
One can readily see how such
systematic care will save the
county's finance , counting up
in years , to a large sum.
Our increase in property-
value is also extremely grati
fying showing that we are on
the path that leads to the
summit of the hill. The gain
over last years assessed value
is eighty-three thousand dollars
which represents five times this
amount or four-hundred and
fifteen thousand dollars in
value. Fifty-eight thousand
dollars of this eighty-three
thousand is personal property ;
one half of it being in money in
the various banks and the bal
ance of the increase , or twenty-
nine thousand dollars is in
grain , cattle and such.
Such 0. condition speaks well
of Richardson county and its
citizens , and bids us remember
that we have one of the finest of
places around anywhere.
Mr. .Torn completed his work
last Friday , having given every
detail his careful attention and
having everything finished tip
in spick and span order before
the first of July.
This is the best record that
office that we know of in that
oflice and our citizens should re
member it , along with the
figures in cash that have been
Mr. Jorn we presume is now
busy on the farm.
Baby Tipped Over.
The infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lloyd Giannini received
quite a fall on Monday morn
ing. Mrs. Giannini had some
shopping to do in the George
Hall shoe store and left the
baby in the go-cart out in front
of the store , putting on the
Thp brake didn't work right
and the cart ran off the edge of
the sidewalk , upsetting the baby
in the mud , before the wander
ing cart was noticed on its
The cries of the infant
brought help immediatly. Dr.
Miner was called but aside from
several bruises , and the mud ,
there were no serious results.
M. E. Church.
The following services next
Sabbath :
9:45 Sunda } ' school.
10:45 : preaching.
3:00 p. m. Junior league.
7 p. m. Epworth league.
8:00 : p. in. , sermon
You are invited to attend.
W. T. CUNK , Pastor.
The subject of sermon at the
Presbyterian church next Sabbeth
morning will be "Jobs Daugh
ter , " on some practical thoughts
and facts for girls , young women
and women.
Wedding Bells.
A very quiet wedding oc
curred ; it St. Joseph , Mo. , on
Monday June 2f > th the princi
pals being Miss Eli/.abeth Santo
and Mr. Sylvester Van Hoon-
nissen. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Father Linncn
Ramp of the Catholic church.
The groom has lived in St.
Joseph all his life and possesses
those qualities which make , the
best of success in life's business
world. lie is employed as
book-keeper in the Stock Yards
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. .Joseph Santo and is well
known here. She enjoys a large
circle of friends who sincerely
wish her all success.
The young couple have gone
to house keeping at 220 West
Isabell Street and have the
congratulations of their many
friends , here who unite in wish
ing them a happy prosperous
married life.
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Change in Agents.
Grant Stewart , agent at the
C. B. Q. station in this city ,
recently resigned his position ,
and on Friday the auditor came
to check up , previous to the
B. G. Whitford of Edgar ,
Neb. , relieves Mr. Stewart
and is certainly well qualified
for the position.
Mr. Stewart was oll'ered sev
eral flattering propositions for
agent's stations by the head
quarters on the Burlington , but
lie declined them all. lie has
been at the local station for
eighteen years and will be
greatly missed ; in fact , it was a
severe iar when we heard that
he was going away.
We understand that Mr.
Stewart will leave soon for a
three months tour thro' the
Broke Collar Bone.
While playing base ball at
Verdon Sunday afternoon , Ray
Meyers , our catcher , had the
misfortune to sustain a broken
collar bone. lie kept on play
ing ball , thinging the shoulder
was simply wrenched a triJle ,
but was finally compelled to
leave the plate. However he
did not have it attended to that
evening and Monday morning
the pain was so severe as to
cause him to seek a surgeons
Drs. McMillan and Ilayes set
the bone and Raj * will soon be
all O. K. again.
Ileacock caught during the
remainder of the game while
Sears took Roy's place in the
pitcher's box.
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Randolph , the little four year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Centner , was buried from their
country residence on Tuesday at
2:30 : p. in. in the afternoon. The
little fellow has been very ill for
four weeks with appendicitis and
last Saturday it was found ncc-
cessary to preform an operation.
His strength was too far gone ,
and he never recovered , dying
forty-eight hours after enduring
the operation. The bereaved
parents have the sympathy of
many friends in the hour of
their loss.
Vinegar Factory Locates.
Word was received this week
that Mr. Leo and son will arrive
in this city today in the interest
of the vinegar factory.
We now see a substantial busi
ness structure , in the form of a
vinegar factory , located in Falls
City , and wish that many more
such enterprises will enter our
A Close Call.
The three-year-old child of
Herman Koehler , while playing
near the supply tank at their
home twelve miles northeast of
this city last Thursday morn
ing came very near drowning.
The father was in the field
plowing , the mother was busy
with her household work , and
the children were playing out
in the yard.
The little fellow was playing
apart from the others and was
standing near the tank which
was full of water. In some
manner he lost his balance and
fell face forward into the water
which was of sufficient depth to
have caused his death. How
ever , the other children hap
pened to sec the accident and
pulled him from the water in a
half conscious condition. Mrs.
Koehler , hearing the cries of
the children , quickly came and
took charge of the baby , which
is all right now. Had it not
been for the close proximity of
the other children the little one
would have been drowned being
too young to make any effort to
save its life.
Council Meets.
The city's officials met in regu
lar session Monday night and
transacted all the business then
requiring their consideration.
Roll call was responded to by
Fast , Ilutchins , McKievcr and
Efforts have been made to open
the alley through block 103. and
the Street commissioner was
ordered to open .same ; also to
open the 10th street on the north
side of block 163.
A resolution was passed to the
following effect , in the matter of
the claim of the city against ex-
treasurer to the extent of 34,000 ,
having been assigned to his
bondsmen , in consideration of
payment by them of dcfaultation
of said ex-treasurer , by them al
ready paid in discharge of their
liabilities to said city.
Motion was passed that prop
erty owners on southeast corner
of block 130 be requested to va
cate the street on the south and
east. Committee was appointed ,
consisting of Mayor Barrett ,
Councilmen Fast and Windle to
investigate the water rentals and
report at the next meeting.
Andrew Cameron and Mes-
damcs A. G. Wanner and E. L.
Tobie were appointed as mem
bers of the library board for
three years.
Council fixed the levy on taxes
lor general revenue purposes ,
not to exceed ten mills on the
dollar , on all property within city
limits on valuation as ascer
tained by assessment rule of city
townships , and to' levy such
special tax as may be necessary ,
and a certified copy given to the
county clerk.
Auditing committee audited
claims to the amount of $1753.40
on various funds as follows.
Occupation $004.21.
Water $341.08.
Electric light $747.51.
Moved that warrants be drawn
for above amount. Motion car
ried that the clerk be instructed
to advertise for bids for coal , for
the water and the light plant ,
for the year commencing Sept. ,
12th 190i. and ending Sept. , llth
1907 ; bids to be in by 12 o'clock
Aug Oth 1900.
Council then adjourned to
meet July 10 , for consideration
of the side walk question.
Gus Haller , formerly a resi
dent of this city , now of Grand
Island , Nebr. , was shaking hands
with friends here the first of the
Drowned at Chicago.
Word was received here Mon
day , giving the sad news of the
sudden death of Harry Gardner ,
who until a year or so ago , lived
in this city. The accident hap
pened at Chicago on the shores
of Lake Michigan , about 8
o'clock Sunday evening. He
and three companion were on
the beach , when Harry stepped
out on a rock and stooped over
to dip his hands in the water.
In doing so his foot slipped ,
plunging him into the water
which was about fourteen feet
deep. The lake was very rough
and it was lully one-half hour
before the body was recovered.
He was brought to this city on
Tuesday afternoon.
Harry Gardner w a s well
known to nearly every resident
of this city , having lifed here
during his entire life. He was
an exceptionally bright student
reasoning out every little detail
and mastering every subject be
fore he left it. A member of
the class of ' 0-1 , he graduated
from the High school with one
of the highest and best records
attained by any graduate of the
Falls City fidiools.
And coupled with his student
career came his success on the
High School Athletic field , he
taking part in several meets oi
South Eastern Nebraska Ath
letic Association.
Harry possessed one of the
most beautiful unselfish and
ambitious characters of Falls
City's young gentlemen and
will long be remembered on
account of such. Untiringly
chivalrous and considerate , we
do not believe he possessed
an enemy in town.
His sad and untimely death
came as a great shock to this
Whether it be when the eye
has lost its luster and the
feeble tottering walk deters our
progress ; whether it be in
childhood's budded flower gar
den , in the morn , when all is
bright , or whether it be when
we have passed the borderland
on Life's Curtain and can dimly
see the great scene painted
there ; Death comes sometime -
somwhere to all. In this de
mise of one of our young
men we arc m i n d e d of
the reading of a book. Most
books are read by scanning the
title , glancing though the in
troduction and possibly look-
over the index for the interest
ing events. Few stand the test
sufficient to warrant entire
As with books so it is with
men. Not always do the deeds
of life merit extend biographies ;
but there is always some
character which can be read
with interest and which are
worthy of example and thus
was the brief life of Harry
The flowers have their season
to wither in ; the leaves their
time to fall , but Death has all
seasons for its own.
Harry N. Gardner , son of
Newton ( now deceased ) ami
Alice Gardner was born in Falls
City , Aug. 10 , 1885 , and died at
Chicago , 111. , July 1. 1UQ(5 ( , aged
20 years , 10 months , 11 days.
At the time of his death he
was in the sophomore class of
the law department of the north
western university of Chicago
and won the highest honors
there the past year. He was
also connected with one of the
leading law firms there.
The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. W. T. Cline ,
Ph. D. , pastor of the M. E.
church , at 10 a. m. , July -1,190(5. (
from the home of his uncle , Geo.
Schock , of this city. He is sur
vived by his mother , Mrs. Alice
Gardner , and his sister , Mrs.
W. L. Turman , of Denver.
Friends out of town were : W.
L Turman and wife , Denver ;
Mrs. J. J. Whetsel , Independ
ence , Kans. ; A. R. Stellar and
daughter , Pawnee City ; A. L.
Stetlar and family " , Salem.Tay ;
Stetlar , Chicago.
Society News.
The members of the Cradle
Roll of the Presbyterian Church
were the quests of Ethel Parchen
last Friday afternoon. Over fort } '
invitations were issued and near
ly all were present to enjoy an
afternoon of pleasure. The little
tots romped and played to their
hearts content. Nellie and Flor
ence Cleaver , Mable Grcenwald ,
Dorothy Miller and Myrtle
Yocttm assisted iu serving re
The Epworth League of the
M. 1C. church gave an ice-cream
social on Monday evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. P. B.
Weaver. Many colored Japanese
lanterns were hung around
among the trees making the
scene as bright as day. The
table were set on the elegant
lawn and the evening was ouc of
the most pleasing of the mid
summer events.
The Tournament Whist club
met witli Norman Musselman
and wife on last Thursday even
ing. The usual good time was
enjoyed by all present.
On last Monday evening Bert
Reavis and wife entertained the
Tournament Whist club. Dave
Reavis and Mrs. Ned Towlc re
ceived highest honors for being
the best players of the evening.
All report a very pleasant eve
The Sunday School members
of the Preston Xion and Falls
City German churches enjoyed a
4th of July picnic about ( > miles
cast of this city. A bountiful
dinner was enjoyed while ice
cream and cake , played a promi
nent part.
A jolly crowd enjoyed an
imaginary out of doors picnic at
a genuine picnic dinner given on
Wednesday evening at the home
of Miss Maud Maddox. Fire
works and a taffy-pull were
among the principal events.
The M. Kensington had
planned a picnic at the home of
the Misses Schock for Wednes
day afternoon which was post
poned on account of the showers.
About sixteen members of the
Presbyterian C. E. enjoyed a
glorious time at Sun Springs the
Fourth ,
The Young Married Ladies
Kensington spent Wednesday
evening at the home of Mrs.
Laura Specrs.
Miles Will Case.
The Miles will case was up
before Judge Raper in the dis
trict court on Monday of this
week. It was on a motion by
Joseph II. Miles and some of his
co-defendants , to dismiss some of
the plaintiffs out of the case. It
appears that such an effort has
been made before , both in the
district court and in the supreme
court , but failure has attended
every attempt , and precedents
were not altered by the decision
of Judge Raper who overruled
the motion. The defendants also
asked leave to file an amended
answer. The amended pleading
was ordered served on the plaint
iff's attorneys for examination ,
with privilege to offer any objec
tions to it they might have.
Among other objections , they
asked the court to strike out o'f
it , the old worn out scandal
known as the Harbaugh story.
The district and supreme courts
had repudiated the stuff as im
proper as evidence , and Judge
Raper following their lead , struck
it from the proposed amendment ,
and it will not likely play the
role of Bancjuo's ghost any
further in these proceedings.
There are those who believe that
the amendment was asked for no
other purpose than to give that
stale slander a new lease of life
in the will case. The pleadings
as trimmed down was allowed to
be filed , and the case set for trial
on its merits in September.