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THE FALLS GITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. IV FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , APRIL i2 , 1907. Whole No. . 168
Clean up. '
The time of year has now arrived - ;
rived when every one should j
clean up about their premises. :
it will be a very small task to !
clean up our city if every one !
will do their part ; so lets get |
busy and see that this much
needed work is done at once.
Another thing1 that must be
discontinued is driving stock so
they can get upon the streets ,
walks or lawns.
L. 0. BHASMJY ,
Chief of Police.
The Woman's Cboral Society.
A woman's society for voice
culture and choral work was organized -
ganized on last Monday even
ing with Mrs. Charles E Banks
as instructor. An executive
board was appointed as follows :
Mesdatnes Charles M. Wilson ,
JP. B. Weaver , A. C. Wanner ,
Misses Elizabeth Miller and
Nellie Gilman , secretary-treas
urer. All persons interested arc
invited to apply to the executive
board for particulars.
Great Tabernacle Meeting.
Among the few evangelists
that are making a marvellous
success in the use of the special
ly constructed tabernacle in
evangelic meetings. Rev. F.
E. Oliver stands near the iront
rank. He is now engaged in a
meeting in East Liverpool , Ohio
with twenty churches united in
the campaign. Recent reports
state that the great tabernacle
is crowded to the doors and will
have to be enlarged.
The Falls City churches are
to be congratulated on their
good fortune in securing a man
of such fame and power tQ hold
a similar meeting here in June.
The Village Parson.
The attraction at The G eh ling
Monday evening , The Village
Parson , was good and satisfied
N nearly every one m attendance.
The company in general was
good , each member being es
pecially adapted for their role.
The blind child , Little Myrtle ,
was one of the best juvenile
actresses we have ever seen and
played an important part in the
drama. Gretchen Van Grans ,
later Mrs. Andy Thorn , rendered
a very difficult part creditably
while Andy kept up his part on
an equal basis. Rev. Tom God-
ley , the village parson , was a
credit to his role while his wite
Fern Godley has exceptional
talent in her profession. Felix
Gordon and brother , Bud , were
also among the first.
After the election of our city
officials for the coming term the
next affair of public interesl
along this line is the list of ap
pointments by the mayor elect.
Those appointed by Mayor Bar
ret for the past year have faith
fully performed their labor anc
five of them have been reap-
pointed. We are glad to see
merit and untiring faithfullness
recognized as they are in the
following appointments made
by Mayor Barrett for the coming
L. C. Beasley , Chief of Police
Samuel Marts , Marshal ; Frank
Camblin , Night Police ; John C
\Viltse , City Attorney ; Dr. Win
R. Boose. City Physician ; Gee
H. Fallstead , Water Comrnis
sioner ; Carl T. Lippold , Street
Commissioner ; W. K. Knight
Chief of Fire Department.
Only two more weeks before
the close of the contesti so now
is your time to hustle. The vote
' 1 / stands thus :
Convent < 2 > 3 0
Of apoplexy , at the home of
his nephew , J. R. Shaffer , in
this city , Sunday , April 7 , 1907.
at-hoop. m. Christian Danke-
meyer , aged 88 years and G
The deceased was born at
Wilongeii' Neusteingbrach Han
over , Germany , and came to
America June 2-1 180-1. lie
- , - . was
a shoemaker by trade , following1
his trade for many years in St.
Louis , St. Joseph and Nebraska
City , by dilligent labor he made
a good living and provided Tot
al ! the comforts he could wish
in his old age.
Five years ago he gave up
his trade because of his age and
came to this city to live with
his nephew , Mr. Shaffer.
In 1872 Mr. Dankemeyer mar
ried Nancy Shaffer and to them
one child , a daughter , was born
md died in childhood. Mrs.
Dankemeyer died many years
igo. The 011)3' ) known relatives
surviving him are J. R. Shaffer
oi this city , W. B. Shaffer of
Middletown , In.I. , ami Mrs.Will
orn ol Salem to whom many
'riends extend sympathy
through The Tribune.
The funeral was held Tuesday
: rom the Vonbergcn church
Gorman .Lutheran ) eighteen
miles south-west of this city ,
[ nterment in the Fred Kernon
The school board has reelected
ed Prof. Tobie MS superintendent
of the city schools for two years
with an increase ot salary. Mr ,
Tobie has been a very efficient
manager of the school and we
are glad that the board has
taken steps to retain his servi
The pedagogy class of the
city high school visited Miss
Agnes Moran's school northeast
of this city last Thursday after
noon and spent a most enjoyable
time. This class was organized
from among the students who
intend fitting themselves lor
school teachers and the trip last
week was to g-ive them a chance
of studying the management of
a country sch'ool. It is a com
The I. O. O. F. lodge in this
cit3' are making extensive prepa
rations for the celebrating of the
eighty-eighth anniversary of the
order which will be on the 26th
of this month. Members of the
Salem , Humboldt , Dawson , Rule ,
Preston , Verdon , Stella , Shubert
and other camps over this county
will be present to help on this
occasion. An elegant banquet
will also be seryed in addition to
the elaborate program.
Sam Praters hand was operated
on again for the third time last
Saturday. The operation was in
charge of Drs. Houston , Reneker
and Boose. All of the little
finger was removed and as the
wound is healing nicely and Mr.
Prater is improving generally it
is believed all serious results are
now avoided. Mr. Prater cut the
end of his little finger off last
October and the trouble 'Comes
from that enjury.
Frank L. Dawley , New York 32
Etta Clark , Kearney 32
Ferdinand Volz. Falls Cliy 22
Sophia Flnck , Falls City 17
James Murphy , Reserve , Kan 23
Francis Edle , White Cloud , Kan 18
Married by Judge Gannon , April 9tb ,
George \VHtwer , Dawson 2'J '
Mattle Stalder , Salem 24
Will Tangney of near Rule
was in town Tuesday.
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The Miles Will Case.
The Miles will case is dragging
its weary way along the road to
completion. It has now occupied
the attention of the court for two
weeks and scums destined to take
as much longer before the end is
reached. Most of the time has
been taken up with the reading
of depositions taken in former
hearings , though the monotonv
is occasionally broken by the in
troduction of new evidence. The
chief witness offered by Joseph
Miles has been a gentleman by
the name of Moore , who claims
to be the head of a good roads
association and a promoter of
various enterprises. The supreme
court in its last opinion staled
that if the testimony on this
hearing remained the s a m c
or substantially the same as
the testimony of this hearing
that the Rule will would
have to be set aside. Consequently
quently the efforts of Joseph
Miles and his attorneys have been
directed towards introducing ad
ditional and different testimony
from that which was introduced
in the former hearings. The
principle new witness and in fact
about the only new witness intro
duced by Joseph Miles was Mr.
Moore who testified that Stephen
B. Miles told him in St. Louis
that he had left most of Ins prop
erty to Joe and showed him the
Rule will. This witness was
subjected to a merciless and
searching cross examination at
the hands of Mr. Webster lasting
more than a day. He denied
that he ever had a conversation
with Mr. Webster in Buffalo , N.
Y. , or that he had ever said
that Miles made a will in St.
Louis. He denied further that
Mr. Webster had ever written to
him asking him to come to Ne
braska and swear , to what he
( Moore ) had told Webster about
the St. Louis will. Before the
cross examination was over how
ever , Mr. Webster introduced
letters or copies of letiers which
had been written to Moore refer
ring to a conversation in Buffalo
and in which Mr. Moore was
asked to come to Nebraska as a
witness against Joseph Miles.
The witness then said he had
never seen such letters and had
never received them , whereupon
Mr. Webster showed him a letter
and made him admit that he
wrote it in which he acknowlcged
the receipt of letters from Web
ster and stated that he was too
busy to come out and testify but
that he hoped Webster would win
At this time Harbaugh is on
the stand. It will probably re
quire two weeks to finish the
Mrs. Adolph Betram has been
qnite sick this week.
The infant son of Prof , and
Mrs. Tob } ' has had measles this
John Gilligan leit Tuesday for
Greeley , Colo. , to bid on a large
drainage contract shortly to be
Mrs. Bruno Hanson , who ac
companied her parents , Dr. and
Mrs. W. II. Kerr to St. Louis
passed through here Sunday on
her way'to her home in Omaha.
Will A. Schock who recently
moved to Las Animas , Colorado
is interested in the Las Animas
Realty Co. at that place and his
ad appears on pagceight of this
city. It will pay those who are
Booking for paying investments
to give this ad tli3ir attention.
Will is well known in this city
and his embarkment in land in
that vicinity is a sufficient guar
antee of the worth of the land.
The country is well advanced in
that -section and has every in
dication of prosperity and
Mrs. J. R. Ramsey entertained i
a small dinner party Monday for ,
Miss Avis Wad hams of Lincoln ,
who.is . visiting Miss Sallie ;
The M. 13. Kensington mem
bers and number of
a guest were i
pleasantly entertained at the elc-1
gant home of Mrs. Will Crook ,
jr. , as hostess , assisted by Mes-
datnus Fred Harrington , Will
Crook and E. O. Lewis. All of
these ladies arc noted by their
charming hospitality , and Wed
nesday afternoon's social event
was one to their credit. An elab
orate two course luncheon was
among the enjoyable features of
the afternoon's pleasures.
The friends in Council met
with Miss Elizabeth Miller on
Friday night and the following
interesting program was given.
Roll call , quotations from Cowpcr
The Task. Miss Lois Spencer ,
reading , Jonn Gilpin. Miss Kcim ;
Cowper as a Letter Writer , Miss
Nellie Cleaver ; Miss Josephine
Graves was present and gave two
very pleasing readings in her
usual good style. Miss Miller ,
jssistcd by her sister Dorthy
served dainty refreshments.
Mrs. Will Keim was a guest of
the club for the evening. The
evening was voted most enjoy
able and profitable by all mem
bers of the club.
Sorosis met in regular session
on Wednesday April the 10th
with Mrs. Jussen , most of the
members being present and responding
spending to roll call with quotations
tions- The program for the day
was of much merit. Mrs. Banks
leading with a list of French
words in common use their cor
rect pronunciation and meaning ,
also a list of English words often
A concise synopsis of the
Thomas Hardy by Mrs. Ilem-
melreich was followed by ' 'Two
Modern Hervincs. Less of the
D' Urberilles as compared with
Nance Olden , in The Bishops
Carriage , by Mrs Maud Davis.
Some Future Day , " a poem
most touchingly rendered by Mrs.
Falloon , and a reading , ' 'Run
ning Away From Life , " by Mrs.
Heacock completed the program.
During the usual social half hour
dainty refreshments were served
by Mrs. Jussen assisted by Miss
The Tournament whist club
closed its year with a meeting at
the home of May Maddox on
Monday evening of this week.
A most enjoyable time was
had by all present , not the least
of the pleasant features being a
cake walk by Chas. Hargrayes.
The score for the year showed
that George Jennings was the
best of the gentlemen players
and Mrs. Ned Towle the best of
the lady players. So reluctant
was the club to cease the pleas
ant occupation that a supple
mental season was agreed upon
to begin with Mrs. George Jen
nings this week and to continue
until July 4th , at which time the
season will be closed with a fit
The Needle club met with Mrs.
L. P. Wirth on Wednesday after
noon and spent the time in sew
ing. The club will meet on next
Tuesday evening with Mrs.
On Tuesday evening of this
week a number of the Knights &
Kadies of Security council No
610 , chartered a hack and drove
to Salem , for the purpose of vis
iting the Salem council of that
order. The crowd was composec
of four Knights and nine Ladies
thirteen in all , which proved to
' be a lucky number on this occa
. . .t -
sion. A very pleasant evening
was spent with the sister council ,
elegant refreshments \yereservcd
and at a late hour they departed
for their homes feeling that their
evening had been well spent.
Richardson Council No. 1312.
K. & . L' of S. held an interest
ing session in Wahl's Hall Tues-
lay evening hst. Twenty-eight
ipplicutions were ballotted upon ,
resulting favorably. Fourteen
candidates were initiated into the
nystcrics of the order. After
council closed music was in order
ind nearly all participated in
'dancing the light fantastic toe , ' '
ill about 1 , A. M. A most en-
oyable time was had by all , and
one long to be remembered by
every one present. Richardson
Council is coming to the front
and will ; ; eon be placed on the
'Honor Roll , "of the K. & . L.
Mr. Bishop and family left
esterday for their future home
Dr. Miner moved' this week in
o the residence recently .vacated
jy George Hall on stone street.
John Crook .vas on the St.
Joseph market Thursday witli
two car loads of extra fine cuttle.
Remember the tea at Mrs. T.
Hemmelrichs , Wednesday
April 17th , given by the ladies
of the Episcopal Church.
Ike Lyon , Jr. , returned the
first of the week from a business
trip to the coast and will spend a
'ew days at his home in this city.
Naomi and Ruth Towle who
iiavc been visiting with their
grandparents in this city left
Sunday for their home at Omaha.
Pcpys Dairy in live volumes ,
and Plutarchs Live } ' in four
volums , new books were put on
the shelves of the library this
Mrs. Geo. Jennings and daugh
ter , Nellie , and Ethel Bohrer
were passengers to Table Rock
Wednesday , returning by the
Under the ruling of the powers
lhat be the saloon will have to
remain closed from the 3rd to the
7th of May. So prepare 3'onr-
self for the drouth.
The Miles case which at former
trials was attended by a crowd
that taxed the capacity of the
court room is now playing to
empty seats all of the time.
Godfcrd Hunker on route three
is one of our new subscribers
having added his name and dollar
lar to our subscription depart
ment Wednesday afternoon.
Errett Oliver returned the
first of the week to Bcthan )
where he is attending Cotner un
iversity , having spent a week
with his parents , Siipt. T. J.
Olivpr and wife.
Monday seemed like a returt
of winter with threatening snow
in the morning and cold winds
all day. In spite oi the disagree
able weather , however the mer
chants had a very busy day.
Miss Josephine Graves returned
to Plattsmouth Sunday after
spending her Easter vacation
with Mrs. B. P. Morgan. Beside
her duties in the public schoo !
Miss Graves has a large class in
elocution , also.
Legislature has adjourned am
again we are greeted by the
pleasant smile of Judge Cleave
who returned Saturday fron
Lincoln where he has held th
position of book-keeper in the
Senate chamber. The last ses
sion has been a particularly busj
one , many large measures having
George Miller was down from
Remember the chautauqua to
> e held here in July.
Harry Hughes was up from
Jadoni.'i , Kansas on Tuesday.
Mrs. J. H. Cox is again able to
) e out after a protracted illness.
T. J. Kelly was down from
Clarinda , Iowa the first of the
Dr. W. II. Kerr and wife rc-
urncd Monday from a trip to St.
Herman Koehler and family
vcre in from near Fargo on Wcd-
Mrs. J. L. Slocum is confined
o the house by a severe attack
) f erysiplas.
Miss Avis Wadliaius of Lcncoln
s visiting at the home of her
incle , J. R. Wilhcit.
A. Graham returned Tuesday
cyening from a two weeks trip to
Spokane , Washington.
AlbcrtDoerner was on thestreet
Monday for the first time after
in illness of four weeks.
The assessor has commenced
on his spring work so be pre
pared for the questions.
I. C. Maust made a business
trip to St. Joseph Monday taking
i car of cattle to the market.
Henry Mosiman spent several
: la3fs the first of this week the
guest of friends at St. Joseph.
Charlie Meinzcr has been
seriously ill with the measles ,
Mttisnowon the road to recovery.
Campbell Minnick is having a
new ccnu-nt walli laid and ia " j !
otherwise improving his property.
Mcsdamcs Frank and J , Hinklc
of Stella spent several days of
this week the guests of friends in '
John Norris who has been em
ployed at McCook for some lime
s spending the week with his
Mrs. Scnner is spending this
week with her daughter , ' Mrs.
Ilatficld who lives on a farm near
Seneca , Kansas.
Mrs. John Hossack left Tues
day for Clay Center , Nebraska
where her daughter , Mrs. Neal
Mulligan , is quite ill.
Guy Hutchins and wife of
Shubert were Falls City visitors
Saturday , being the guests of
Warren Hutchins and family.
Eighty nine volumes of re
bound books we-c returned to the
library this week. They are
neatly and durably bound in half
leather and make very attractive
Mrs.- . 'R. Wilhite returned
from Kansas City ' Monday
night where she has visited her
son , Jule Schoenheit for a week.
She was also present at the confirmation - K
firmation of Brown Schoenheit.
Prof. Harnack went to Hia
watha Tuesday for the final re-
harsal with the band for the con
cert Wednesday night. Mrs.
Ilarnack went over Wednesday
to attend the concert in the eve
John A. Stockton returned
from St. Anthony Idaho , Mon
day where he has spent the past
two months. Mr. Stockton
found the continual snow and
rain injurious to his health in
Mr. Bolejack and daughter ,
Belle , of Dawson were in the city
on Saturday Miss Belle , who is
one of the county's brighest
daughters has been selected to
represent the Nebraska Normal
in its annual debate with Kansas
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