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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. IV FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , JULY i2 , 1907. Whole No. 1 81
The Bond Question.
The committee consisting of
John Lichty , Warren Hatchings ,
Louis Wirth , Archie Graham and
Fred Brecht recommend to the
citizens of Falls City that they
vote for the issuing of the bonds
on the 16th of this month , be
lieving that the same will be for
the best interests of the city.
That our water and light sys
tems are in need of a great deal
of improvement to meet the de
mands that are made on the
That man } ' citizens are so far
from the present mains that they
cannot attach to the mains , and
are largely without the fire pro
tection that they should have.
That we believe that the
money arising from the sale of
these bonds will be judiciously
expended for the benefit of the
That in a very few years the
saving by reason of the improve
ments would amount to much
more than the bonds.
That the growth of the city
will be largely increased by rea-
spn of the new improvements.
The present plant appears to
be loaded up to its capacity , and
it should be placed in a condition
to accommodate all that desires
either water or light. The extra
expense of furnishing double the
water and light would be ex
tremely small compared to the
increased revenue , as soon as the
plant would be put in the proper
We want Falls City to be able
to offer better inducements to
manufacturing interests , and to
get manufacturies. We need
cheaper water , better fire protec
tion and ability to furnish elec
It is now costing about thirty
cents per thousand to pump water
and it should be pumped for not
to exceed six cents per thousand.
We have too many dead ends
on our city water mains , and a
large portion of the money aris
ing from the bonds should be ex
pended upon the extention of the
water mains. A complete circu
lation in our water mains is
We need a better fire protec
tion. Much valuable property
in this city is too far away from
.my fire plugs to affords them
.my fire protection.
Our present stand pipe is in a
v jry bad condition , and is costing
irom $15 to $20 every few weeks
t > plug up the leaks , and some
< ay soon it will be entirely use-
uss , and a direct pressure will
i ave to be resorted to furnish
We are threatened with being
forced to operate our pumps for
direct pressure , and it would
greatly increase our expenses ; it
would take three times as much
coal as we are now using , besides
Our present boilers do not af
ford sufficient supply of steam ,
and we can only secure money
for the purchase of additional
boiler capacity by voting bonds.
Our machinery for water and
light should be in duplicate , and
the only way that we can pur
chase the same is by voting the
Our present electrical machin
ery is rated for 39 amperes and
the same is now frequently carry
ing 41 amperes. The only way
that the city can get greatei
capacity is by buying the neces
sary machinery and the money
with which to buy the same car
only be secured by the issue ol
At the present location of the
water works we have only cleai
ground for the location of twc
more wells , and one of the wells
that is now being used is in bad
condition ) and the prospect is
that a new well will soon have to
be put in. We will have to raise
money by voting bonds to secure
an additional location.
At our present location it now
takes seven hours to pump about
60,000 gallons of water ; six
pumps averaging about 8,000
gallons per hour , while one new
pump in a big well should pump
40,000 gallons of water in an
hour at one-thirtieth of the pres
ent expense. We cannot put in
a large well at our present loca
tion because of the quicksand.
We will have to vote bonds to en
able us to have the money to buy
a new location.
At a new location with the
proper facilities we would save
at least $2,500 per year in the one
item of coal.
At our present location we
have been pumping the sand out
from beneath for the past nine
teen years , and we are threatened
by great cave in of the ground
and consequent loss of machinery.
If the economy is experienced
that is expected by the putting
in of a new plant , the saving to
the city would in a very short
time amount to more than the
amount of bonds asked for.
Louis P. WIRTH.
The city council would say to
the voters of the city that if the
water and light bonds asked for
are carried that the money de
rived from the sale of the bonds
would be expended for greatly
needed improvements , and the
following approximate estimate
has been prepared to show what
the money would be needed for :
New million gallon pump.S 2,600
Grounds estimated at 1,200
Extension of water mains. 12,000
One large well 1,500
Intake pump and valve. . . 300
Water tower or stand pipe 4,500
Electric extension 1,500
New boiler 2,000
New engine 2,000
Additional switchboard. . 300
It is the judgment of the maj or
and members of the city conncil
that all these improvements are
The mayor and council pledge
themselves to the economical ex
penditure of the money realized
from the sale of the bonds. And
the mayor and council recommend
the voting of the bonds.
G. M. BARRETT , Mayor.
I. C. MAUST.
H. T. HAHN.
I. B. WHITAKER.
G. L. WINDLE-
W. S. FAST.
Old Anti-Slavery Papers.
Uncle George Grinstead has in
his possession two old papers
published Februarys , and Febru
ary 10 , 1837. The papers are
copies of the Philanthropist pub
lished in Cincinnati by the ex
ecutive committee of the AntiSlavery -
Slavery Society of Ohio. They
were the property of N. W. Jones
an uncle of Mr. Grinstead who
lived in Glasscow , Ky. , at the
time of the publication of the
papers and it was not very popu
lar at that time for Kentuckyan
to be taking anti-slavery papers.
The papers came into Mr. Grin-
stead's possession a few years
ago while he was on a visit to
Kentucky. They are in good
condition though s o m e w h a t
yellow and Mr. Grinstead is verv
proud of them.
I. D. Hizer of Peru came down
to celebrate in our city.
If a noisy Fourth signifies a
good one , then there is not a
town on the map that surpassed )
Falls City this year. The noise j
began early and lasted till late
There was an immense crowd
all day large numbers coming
from surrounding towns. The
ball games were the principal at
tractions , Ilumboldt carrying off
the honors as elsewhere shown.
The intense heat had no effect
when it came to smothering Pa
triotic enthusiasm and the crowds
seemed inclined to celebrate to the
fullest extent. There were few
accidents considering the quanti
ty of explosives used during the
day and evening.
After the last ball game in the
afternoon the crowd came up
town where the various contests
were held between five and six
In the potato race young O. A.
Cooper of Humboldt , won first
money , $2 ; Mox Herling , second ,
$1G. ; Kimmel of Merrill , third
Si , and L. Bockstine , fourth , 50
The sack race prizes fell to the
Falls City boys. Walter Stock-
receiving first money , $2 ; L.
Yoder , second $1 ; L. Bockstine ,
third , Si. and G. Sargent , fourth
In the foot race , 100 yards , H.
F. Smith won first money , $5 ;
D. C. Rozelins second , $3 , and W.
T. Snabely third , $2. Mox Her
ling caught the greased pig with
out an effort it seemed before it
had gone twenty yards. He got
the pig for his trouble.
The balloon ascension attracted
a big crowd. Everything worked
well to make the ascension very
successful. The parachute came
down in a wheat field at the
north edge of town ,
The band gave a fine concert
in the court house park at S
o'clock but the fine program was
almost spoiled by the explosives
on the street. There were fine
fireworks following the concert
then ever } * body turned loose for
the carnival and the air to say
nothing of the mouths , eyes
ears and noses of the people were
filled with confeti and such stuff
till the people and the streets
looked like the trimmings of a
paper factory. Taking all
things togather everybody
seemed to have a good time and
were glad they did. We are all
glad they came and we appreci
ate the friendly and neighborly
spirit of our neighborsng town in
coming to celebrate with us.
We wanted everybody to have a
good time and they seemed to
have it. Those who had the
management of the celebration
in charge deserve credit tor the
program and the way it was car
ried out. Altogether the cele
bration was a success.
The National's Crow Dead.
The big Snnday dinners at
the National have the uncondi
tional approval of the guests
but seem to have a bad effect
upon landlord Spence's men
agery ; at any rate the pet crow
could not stand such sumptuous
dinner and last Monday passed
in his checks. The landlord
will be a little more careiul in
the dinner he serves to his other
Gets Another Good Contract.
Bohrer Bro.hers have been
awarded the contract for build
ing another -chool house. This
building will I e at AlmenaKas. ,
and will cost 38,000. We con
gratulate the gentlemen on the
good contract they are landing
and feel sure the buildings they
are putting up will meet with the
fullest approval of the town
people they are built for.
The Ball Games.
The best feature of the cele
bration to many was the two
ball games between Ilumboldt
and Mound City. Ilumboldt
has an excellent team and one
any city would be proud ci.
In Stc'vurt and Poteet the team
has one of the best batteries in
'the state and two of the best
strickers in the west. Either
of these young men are capable
of playing in faster company ,
Poteet having had several west
ern league offers but prefers to
turn out car loads of fat cattle
as a more simple and lucrative
Poteet Ready to Lose the Ball
Roy Heacock and Clarence
Heck played with Mound City
and were the whole thing.
Roy is the best natural pitcher
the writer has ever seen. He
has speed to burn and curves
that break sharply. If Mound
City had pitched Roy instead
of the "muf that pitched in
the morning game a different
story would have been told.
The morning game resulted
12 tO'Tin favor tot Humboldt ,
A large crowd assembled and
divided its time enjoying the
good plays and gazing upon the
classic out lines of "Cupid'1
Avery the mascot of Humboldt.
The Humboldt team batted the
Mound City pitcher at will and
made enough runs in the beginning -
ginning of the game to * ettle the
contest and destroy tuther in
terest in the game. Heacock
and Heck landed on the Hum-
boldt pitcher hard. Heacock
got a hit every time he was up
one of them a three bagger
while Heck got three hits out
of four times at bat.
DeLair Ready to Warm Up
The afternoon game was won
by Humboldt by a score of three
to one and was an excellent
exhibition. Humboldt's pitchei
had the Missouri crowd on his
staff but two hits were made
off of his delivery. The run
scored by Mound City was" the
result of errors. One peculiar
feature of the game was tin
fact that all Humboldt's scores
were home runs , two being
made by DeLair the Humboldl
pitcher and one by Poteet
The truth of the matter is thes <
two boys could and practicallj
did win the game alone.
Dupid Avery Scratching Gravel
for the Ladies.
If Humboldt would strengthen
n two or three positions the
team would be capable of giving
such teams as Fremont quite an
Willard Sears , who for the
past several months has been em
ployed in the Schaeffer cigar fac
tory at Beaver City , Neb. , re
turned to this city Sunday morn-
inging , having accepted a posi
tion here in the W. S. Leyda fac
tory. He was accompanied by a
very pretty young lady whom we
learned he had recently wedded.
The ceremony was performed at
the home of Dr. Howorth of Nor
ton , he being an uncle of the
bride , at 10 o'clock Saturday
morning , July 6th.
Mr. and Mrs. Sears returned
the same afternoon to Beaycr City
and that evening started for this
The bride , who was Miss Nellie
Stotts , is the youngest daughter
of John Stotts and wife of Beaver
it } ' . She was ons of the most
charming and popular young
ladies of that city.
The groom , the youngest son
of W. L. Sears and wife of this
city , has made this his home
nearly his entire life and is well
and favorably known as a young
man worthy of the highest con-
finence and trust.
Mr. and Mrs. Sears.will live in
this city and we extend , with our
congratulations ) a hearty wel
Miles Decission Postponed.
Judge Raper notified the attor
neys in the Miles will case that
he would not be able to reach
Falls City to decide the case until
next Monday morning because of
court in Gage county. It had
been the intention to decide the
An Arm Broken.
Mrs. Chas. Leitzke , an old lady
seventy-seven years old , had the
misfortune to slip on the cement
walk last Tuesday , aad in the
fall one bone of her left wrist was
broken and the other dislocated.
She has suffered a great deal and
owing to her age , it will be hard
to heal but no serious results are
Gov. LaFollette here Tuesday.
Gov. LaFollette of Wisconsin ,
was in town between trains on
Tuesday night. He had lectured
at the Tecumseh chautauqua and
took an auto to Auburn in ordei
to get a train for Kansas City sc
jas to keep an engagement tc
speak in Arkansas Wednesday ,
Some mishap to the machine pre
vented his making connection
with his train and he came on
here hoping to arrange for D
special to take him to Kansas
City in order to get his train
south , but was unsuccessful. He
left on a night train for Kansas
City but was unable to keep his
appointment in Arkansas Wed
A Business Proposition.
A real live business institution
succeeds always , by proper busi
ness methods. Let us suppose
that a corporation does not pos
sess the facilities to meet the de
mand for its product. That be
cause of inadequate output it is
losing trade every day , what
would good business management
suggest ? There is but one answer
borrow money or increase the
capital stock to put in enough '
machinery to meet the demand. ,
Palls City is a business institu
tion , or it ought to be. Falls
City has an electric light and
water plant that i * * Yorn out and
can scarsely meet present require
ments. It has a demand tor
double the capacity. What does
good business judgement suggest ?
Why , to put the plant in shape
and double the capacity.
Evergreen Heights has no wa
ter , if the bonds carry a main
will be built there. How many
new water customers will be pro
vided ? Mains will be laid in many
portions of the city that now ,
have no water supply. How
much more business will thus be
What is true of water is equal
ly true of. light. With a plant of
sufficient capacity , running 24
hours a day , how many people
owning meters will attach elec
tric fans to the circuit ?
With the water system in its
present deplorable condition , and
consequently growing worse ( it
costs 34 cents a thousand gallons
o pump the water. Some small
cities near here are selling water
to citizens at 16 cents , less than
one-half of our expense for pump-
ng alone. i |
The bonds will put our plant 'I '
n good shape and save the de
struction which we face. The
bonds will produce twice the bus-
ness the plants now do.
The bonds will give water to
those sections of the city now denied - |
The bonds will greatly reduce
cost of production ,
The bonds will cut the water ' | |
rate in half.
The bonds will show our de- ,31
termination to make this city a 41
better town. * al
The bonds will encourage every
man who has been working for
As a business proposition
what do you think of it ?
Witb the City Council.
The council met in regular ses
sion on Monday night. There
was little business of importance
before them ,
It was voted to supply the chau
tauqua association with water
and light , the park management
to pay for the labor for laying the
water mains from Chase street
to the park. The report of the
committee appointed some time
ago to canvas the voters regard
ing the bonds was taken up. The
report of their investigation and .j |
recommendations is given else- a
where. The council adjourned to J
meet Monday July 15th in the
Anderson For Judge.
Roscoe Anderson of Ilumboldt
is to be a candidate for county
judge before the republican pri
maries. Mr. Anderson is a clean ,
able young man and of great pop
ularity among the west end people
ple where he is best known. His
candidacy has aroused a great
deal of interest among Mr. An
derson's friends who do not in
tend to leave anything undone
to secure him the nomination. '
J. H. Spicer was among the
number from Ilumboldt who
helped the Humboldt boys to play
such good ball here the Fourth.
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