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Is THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. Ill FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , JULY 27 , 1906 Whole No. 133
Sydney Spence had anexperi-1
ence Monday morning which he
would not care to have re-1
peated more than twice each
day of his life.
He and Marion Vaughn had
been fishing and upon starting
home were in an exciting run
away. The horse had not been
harnessed properly at the barn
and when it started to run the
lines were of small avail in
checking it. After running near
ly two miles the horse ran into a
spring wagon , tearing a wheel
off the buggy and damaging it
Sydney Spence jumped from
the vehicle just before the col
lision and landed on some of
the hardest of Nebraska soil ,
seriously injuring his back and
left limb which confined him to
his bed for several day.
Bill Moore and wife were in
the spring wagon and brought
the two gentlemen to town , it
being impossible for Mr. Spence
The runaway horse was the
first to arrive in this city and
made straightway for its quar
ters at the Mettz barn. The
animal sustained a badly cut
An Exciting Game.
One of the most interesting
and lively games pulled off on a
base ball diamond , was the one
between the Salem team and
Falls City coming leaguers last
The boys held forth at the
Poteet park and put on one of
the best matches that have
been played here for some time.
Although the members of the
nine are very young , they put
up a better game than most of
the players , six years then-
A large number of base ball
enthusiasts were in the grand
stand and leaded their support.
Some person should take
charge of the team and see that
the boys have plenty of work
outs in order to develope i their
base ball talents and give to
Falls City some famous league
pi ay ors.
Friday's game never once
failed in interest , neither did
the good plays all bunch in the
first two or three innings.
Scores were run in byReavis ,
Huber , Morris , McDonald and
Gist ; the first two landing two
to each of their credits.
Thornburg secured the two
poles for Salem.
For a good clean , snappy
game give us a contest where
these young winners play.
The line-ups were as follows ;
FAM.S CITY SALEM.
Huber 3rd B. Moore
Morris c Thornburg
McDonald P ShceJy
Rcavis S fo dairy
Brown If Russell
Herllng cf W WIndle
Norris 2nd McCool
Spence 1st D. WIndle
Gist rf Slayder
Game by innings.
P. C. 0-1.0-0-0-4-2-1-0-8
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Salem O-O-l-O-O-O-O-O-l 2
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Wanted to Go Home.
Little Ralph Hammond while
playing in the yard at his
grandfather's home in the northwestern -
western part of town last Thurs
day , stepped on a bumble bee
with his left foot.
The sting was quite painful
and the little fellow looked up
at his father and said "There
aint no bees in Stella , lets go
home , papa. "
One can. scarcely blame the
little fellow for not having two
warm spots for the bumble bee
George S. Albright was an M
P. passenger for Verdon yester
One of the principals at a rc-
, wedding which occurred at
| Creighton is well known to Falls
City people , and also to those of
Rule , having lived at the latter
lace during her childhood.
Although Joseph Ryan , the
groom , is a stranger to us we are
ure that he has all the qualities
vhich tend to make a successful
nan , having won such an esti-
The bride , Mary Watteyne , is
one of the most charming and
ovable of young ladies , and it
vas regretted by a large circle of
riends that she left two years
ago for Crcightoii , Nebraska.
Co Mr. and Mrs. Ryan we wish
he best of pleasure and success.
The following clipping was
aken from the Creighton Liberal :
The first wedding to be cele-
jrated in the newly remodelled
St. Ludgcnis Catholic church oc
curred Wednesday morning when
Mary Watteyne and Joseph P.
? yan were united in wedlock by
cv. Father Windolph. After
he ceremony the young couple
ook breakfast at the home of
he groom's mother , Mrs. John
The bride is a sister of Chas.
Watteyne and has been a resi-
lent of Creighton but a few short
years , but in that time by kind
and unassuming wa's has
endeared herself to a wide circle
The groom is well knownfchav-
ng- been born .in this county
where since he has attained man-
leeds estate he has filled posi-
: ions of trust and responsibilities
and for the past four months has
jeen a member of the firm of
R'an and Scheider , general mer
The happy couple are off on a
two weeks wedding trip after
which the ) ' will return , and take
ip housekeeping in the house
vacated by Jacob Demmer and
Family. A long and happy life
s wished the young people by
their many friends.
Horse Ray Away.
Master Leon Norris was thrown
from the bugg } ' while turning a
iiorse around , last Sunday even
ing. The horse is quite gentle
and the accident was therefore
wholly unexpected- turning
near the home of Adolph Messier ,
Leon made the circle very short
ly which frightened the horse
causing it to plunge forward ,
then start on a run , south on
Fulton street. The boy was
thrown from the buggy and was
badlj * bruised.
The animal turned the corner
one block south of Mr. Messler's
residence and started west on
Seventh street , but the buggy
went into the ditch throwing the
horse and entangling it in the
harness. Bystanders extricated
it and beyond trembling with
fright the horse sustained no in
juries. The buggy was almost a
total wreck , while Leon may be
thankful over escaping serious
Special examiner , U. S. pen
sion bureau , H , A. Kingsley of
Topeka , Kans. , was here last
Friday securing the names of
the Spanish.American war soldiers -
diers from this place. This is
to facilitate the work in award
A New Front.
The John Wilson tailor shop
building will have a new front
from now on. Large new display
windows have been put in place
making a great deal more light
for the room. The building is
owned by E. Towle and is now
one of the best business houses
Did Earnie Earn It ?
Ernest M. Pollard , congressman from tills district , is under
lire.both from the opposition and from members of his own
part } ' .
Within the last week certain citizens of the First district
have received documentary evidence Irom Washington which
discloses that Pollard has convinced the treasury 'department
that there was no vacancy in this district so far as the salary
The Tribune has never published scandal on anyone and
never will , and it sincerely hopes that Mr. Pollard will be able
to clear himself of the charge of graft now being made against
him. However , the documentary evidence upon which these
charges are being made was seen by the writer before this
article was penned.
It will be remembered that Mr. Burkett never took his seat
in congress but resigned without qualifying. This resignation
was handed in to take effect March ] , or at the time of the convening -
vening of congress. Mr. Pollard was nominated June 1st and
elected July 18th. The documentary evidence shows that Mr.
Pollard drew salary on his vouchers at the rate of $5.000 a year ,
from March -Ith , the time of Burkett's resignation , until July
18th , the time of his election. In other words Pollard drew
salary for four months and fourteen days HKFOKE UK WAS
LECTKn TO coNfiUESS , amounting to $1,000 , in round numbers.
He drew salary for about three months before he was even a
candidate , from March 4th until his nomination June 1st.
When this matter was brought to his attention on Monday
night he refused to either affirm or deny. Since that time his
friends have admitted the charge but say that precedent sanc
tioned the drawing of the salary as congressman when in fact he
was not congressman. This is not satisfactory. There are
precedents for many things which are wrong. There was prece
dent for the directors of the Equitable Life Insurance company
to rob the policy holders , but the public sentiment , aroused as
it is , demands to know whether a thing is right or wrong , and
not whether there is a precedent.
The late Senator Hayward was elected to the senate after
March -Jth and after the term ot his predecessor had expired.
He drew salary from the date . of his election and not from
Pollard's friends say that he is entitled to draw pay for the
entire time the vacancy existed. There was a senator elected
in Delaware the other day to fill a vacancy that has existed for
ten years. If the above reasoning i-j correct this senator is
entitled to $50,000 back pay. Senator Dietrich was excoriated
because he drew salary as governor and senator at the same
time , yet Dietrich did not draw pay until he was elected senator.
There may be sanction in law for what Pollard has done.
Congress may have a statute that will permit the drawing of
this salary for congressional services by one who was not a
member of congress. If there is such a law Mr. Pollard's de
fense will be good so far as the legality of his act is concerned.
If there is such a law it should be repealed without unnecessary
So far Mr. Pollard has declined to say anything to the many
inquiries made of him. Word comes from the Lancaster .county
delegation which has been instructed for him that he must
explain satisfactorily or they , or at least some of them , wil
refuse to abide instruction at time
given a when the facts were
unknown. The Tribune hopes that the congressman will be
able to clear himself in some way , but he owes it to the partj
in the district to either justify his conduct or withdraw.
Struck by Lightning.
During- the storm Wednesday
evening the residence of Henry
Lapp , on South McLane street ,
was struck by lightning- about
9:15 : p. in. The flash entered
through the east window and
went across the corner of the
house , doing considerable dam
age to the furnishings.
Change of Proprietors.
J. G. McBride , the popular pro
prietor of the Stella drug store ,
has purchased the stock of Dr.
P. L. Moore of this city and has
taken possession of the same.
With his Stella interest , which
he will retain , and the invoicing
and re-arranging of stock , Mr.
McBride has been extremely busy
the entire week.
He is a capable pharmacist , a
successful business man , and will
place his drug store among the
foremosUof this city's pharma
cies. We bespeak for him a suc
cessful business career in our
Quite a Reunion.
A family reunion was held on
Sunday at the home of C. liar-
grave and wife in this city. The
day was elegant , for mid-summer
weather , being1 cool and pleasant.
An excellent time was enjoyec
and those present from out ol
town were : Mrs. Ilargravc , Mrs
Wilson and three children , Miss
Etna Hargrave , all of Salt Lake
City , Utah , Miss Mary Hargrave
Kauffman , Texas , and T. P.
Hargrave and son of Wyniorc.
Anita Wilson lias been awarded
the choice of a scholarship in
either Doane , Wesleyaii , Hastings
or Cotner colleges as reward of
merit from securing the highest
grades out of this year's gradu
This is quite an honor as the
class numbered twelve and every
one was an excellent scholar
Miss Wilson will remain at
home this year for a rest from
studies and has not yet decidec
which scholarship she will ac
The Philosophy of Sandusky.
"If t had my life to live over
xgain , " said E. L. Sandusky
luring an early morning drive
from Table Rock to Pawnee
City , "I wouldn't spend my
lays trying to sell a dollars
vorth of goods and my nights
n worrying whether 1 would get
) aid. Not for me ; I would buy
i farm and raise mules. A
three year old mulu is worth
Uf > 0 and that's a good deal of
noney. I could use the brood
nares in the meantime and it
would cost less to raise the
mile than it would a steer. I
im a friend of the mule. It is
the most sensible animal on
earth. A mule never dies. Did
you ever see a dead mule ? You
ire always hearing of run
iways , " he continued , "did you
ever hear of a mule running
iway ? They start to run some
times but after they get a couple
of blocks they stop and think ,
well what a fool I am making
of myself , and then they stop.
A mule has too much sense to
nonkey with the business end
of barb wire. I never heard of
a mule being cut up in a wire
'ence. Of course a mule will
lick , but a man who has spent
twenty years of his life riding
Freight trains and selling goods
to the retail man wouldn't care
very much for a kick. Oh , I
enow all about Maud of the
funny papers , but Maud can't
kick half as hard as some of
our wealthy men would if we
taxed them a little to improve
our town. That's what we
ought to do , if we can't get
public improvements any other
way. I havn't v"e r y much
money but I am willing to stand
an increase of taxes or to con
tribute directly towards mak
ing Falls City a better town.
Why can't we start something ? "
Just then the hotel at Pawnee
City was reached , but Sandy'H
last words have kept ringing
in my ears all day. "Whocan't
we start nomething ? ' ' Can you
give the answer ?
Monday afternoon Rev. Gcr-
adcwohl was engaged in loading
a trunk into his carriage at the
M. P. station , when the team be
came frightened and started to
run. The Rcverand jumped to
their heads to catch hold of their
bits , but failed , and was knocker
down by the animals. His smal
son was in the front seat of the
vehicle but jumped out when the
horses started. The team turncc
onto Lane street and was finallj
stopped near the telephone office ,
by Sidney Lapp and seyera
others. The carriage was tippet
over and the back seat broken in
A man from Rule was loading
some lumber into his wagon , a
the Graham y'ard when the tean
became unruly and went west on
Fifth street. In turning the
corner at the Wahl & Parchei
store one horse slipped on the
concrete crossing and falling was
dragged down the street by its
mate. Stopping- front of the
grocery department of the V. G.
Lyford , the one horse regained
its feet and the team circlet
around , continued its western
course and tore into a corner of
the porch at the Lindell hotel
Some of the harness was broken
but aside from this and a bruisec
horse no serious damage was
Mrs. Will Bradshaw and little
daughter who have been visiting
in this city for some time left otn
Tuesday for Olathe , Kansas.
The mcmbcrsof the II , S. M. C.
were the guests of Florence
Wylie on Friday evening of the
past week. Their hostess made
the evening's pleasures many
Helen Martin entertained about
fifty friends on Tuesday evening ,
complimentary to her guest ,
Nellie Elliott of Chicago. It was
in the form of a dance at the
The Misses Boose entertained
the young ladies Kensing
ton of the Presbyterian C. E.
society at their home last Friday
evening. It was a very enjoy
Nell Snyder was hostess to the
vaffee Klatch club on Tuesday
The young married ladies Ken-
iington met Thursday with Mrs.
1 May at Salem. It was an
extremely enjoyable affair.
The ladies of the Christian
church gave a ten cent tea at the
ionic of Mrs. W. E. Dorrington
on Thursday evening. These
cas arc quite famous for their
success and a dainty course
unchcon is always served , that
'or plenty and quality can't be
Jesse V. Rife , Reserve , Kaus. , . 20
Rev. F. M. Sturdevant of 1'e-
cumsch was called to Liberty a
week ago the past Friday to
preach the funeral services of
Mrs. Sharp. The deceased was
the wife of Rev G. L. Sharp efFort
Fort Collins , Colorado. Rev-
Sharp had pastorial charge of
the Baptist church atllumboldt
two years ago and has a host
of friends who sympathise with
him in his hour of bereavement
and sorrow. Mrs. Sharp pos
sessed all those qualities which
make an ideal wije , friend and
companion and her early de
mise causes a shade of gloom to
pass over her friends at her
Attempt Jail Breaking.
The two fellows who are in
the county stronghold would no
doubt have escaped had it not
been for Walter Parker , an
Circus day two strange men
gave the two knockers three
saws and one file with which to
liberate themselves but they
counted on the silence of the
third party , which was their
undoing , theirattemptbeing un
successful. No clew was found
concerning the identity of the
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King of Tramps.
Wednesday morning the best
speciman of a typical hobo ,
blew into town , that we have
ever seen. He was minus a hat ,
one limb , shoes and soap. In
short he was a typical Weary
Willie from Hobo kingdom.
Gco. E. Hall has an excellant
display of souvenirs from the re
cent Elk Convention at Denver.
The large banner with the Elk
head in the \r nter , is one of the-
most promine\ These were
strung along the route of the pa
rade , which by the way was two
hours and twenty-five minutes in
Mrs. Art 'Harris and children
went to Verdon Wednesday morn
Mrs. Katherine Wylie and
daughter , Mrs. Will Uhlig , spent
yesterday in Salem. The former
will remain during the chautau-
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