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THE PALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. V FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , FEBRUARY 14 , 1908. Number 4
The Farmers' Institute ,
The Farmers' institute closed
Saturday afternoon after a very
successful three days session.
Large crowds were in attend
ance , while the displays in each
department were the very best.
Following is a list of the prize
Ten Ears Yellow Corn 1st , E.
Durfee ; 2nd , H. Rahlf ; 3rd , E.
Ten Ears White Corn 1st , H.
C. Wittrock ; 2nd , Fry Bros ; 3rd ,
Henry Rnhlf : 4th , H , II. Fritz.
Ten Ears Bloody Butcher
1st , Henry Eahlf ; 2nd , L. J.
Heaviest Ten Ears 1st , H.
H. Fritz ; 2nd , W. H. Rucgge ,
3rd , Henry Eahlf ; 4th , Herman
Longest Ear 1st , H. H. Fritz ;
2nd , Louie Davies.
Largest Ear 1st , H. H. Fritz ;
2nd , Louie Davies.
Ear With Most Rows 1st , H.
Rtihlf ; 2nd , H. H. Fritz.
Ear With Most Grains 1st ,
Fred Hartman ; Ed Durfee.
Hard Wheat 1st , John Rie-
shick ; 2nd , H. C. Wittrock ; 3rd ,
Lloyd Peck ; 4th , H. H. Fritz.
Soft Wheat 1st , Herman
Wulf ; 2nd , Chas. Brecht.
White Oats 1st , F. M. Shai-
fer ; 2nd , F. L. Hartman ; 3rd , G.
W. Bartlett ; 4th , A. Deckingcr.
Oats , any Variety 2nd , A. H.
Clover Seed 1st. Fred Gerlt ;
2nd , Fry Bros. ; 3rd , John Rie-
Early Potatoes 1st , H. Fritz ;
2nd , Harry Pence ; 3rd , John
Late Potatoes 1st , William
Mohler ; 2nd , A. Ernst.
Onions 2nd , H. Rahlf.
Beets 2nd , H. Rahlf
White Bread 1st , Mrs. Henry
Haeffele ; 2udMrs. Mary Brecht ;
3rd , Mrs. L. J. Hitchcock.
Brown Bread 1st , Mrs. M.
Lichty ; 2nd , Mrs. L. J. Hitchcock -
cock ; 3rd , Mrs. C. Wamsley.
Corn Bread 1st , Mrs. H. J.
Long ; 2nd , Mrs.L. J. Hitchcock.
Cake 1st , Mrs. Prichard2nd ;
Mrs. John Rieshick ; 3rd , Mrs.
C. Wamsley ; 4th , Mrs. G. W.
Butter 1st , Mrs. F. M. Shaf
fer ; 2nd , Mrs. Prichard ; 3rd ,
Mrs , A. Ernst ; 4fh , Mrs , M.
Honey 1st , Herman Hahn ,
2nd , 0. Wamsley.
Eggs 1st , Mrs. Mary Brecht ;
2nd , Mrs. L. J. Hitchcock.
Apples 1st , H. Trubach ; 2nd ,
H. Trubach ; 3rd , Chas. Hilgen-
Falls City Wins
The basket ball game at the
Jenne Friday evening ; between
Falls City and Tecumseh High
schools , resulted in a victory ior
our home boys by a score of 40 to
This was the last game of the
.season and was fairly well attend
ed. Our boys have made a good
record this year having been de-
featecl but a couple of times , and
that at the beginning of the sea
son , With such a record it is a
hard matter to get a game , so decided -
cided to quit and give some one
else a chance. *
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Successful Hog Sale.
Poland-China hog sale 5i this
city Wednesday , drew a large
crowd from the surrounding
country. The stock brought
good prices , the average being
$25.50. These gentlemen have
a wide reputation as stock rais
ers , always conducting their
sales on straight , honest raeth-
ods , which insures good crowds
of buyers who want oaly the
very best when seeking to improve -
prove their herds.
Charles Kratz and Miss Mae II.
Thompson were married at the
home of the bride's parents , Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Thompson , south
of town , on Wednesday evening
at 8 o'clock. Rev. Mastiu of the
Methodist church pronounced the
words which united the lives and
destines of these worthy young
It was a quiet affair , only the
relatives and a few intimate
friends being present. After the
ceremony and congratula.tionsthe
guests partook of an elegant wed
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Thompson ,
and in her circle of friends is
held in highest esteem and will
prove a loving and cheerful help
meet to the one who has chosen
her for his life partner. The
groom is the son of Mrs. Lizzie
Kratz and one of our successful
young farmers. lie is a young
man. of sterling qualities , and
bound to succeed in his chosen
The young couple will be at
home to their friends after March
1st on a farm south of town.
Tribune joins with their num
erous friends in extending con
The librarian's report for the
month ot January shows a cir
culation of 2150 volumes , 25 per
cent of which were non-fiction.
There were 85 cards issued and
2300 visitors registered.
The High school pupils have
been learning the use of the
Readers' Guide to Periodical
Literature while hunting up
material for their debates. Of
ten the subjects are indexed for
which the magazines are not in
the library. If anyone who has
saved old copies of Harpers'
Weekly for 1903 , 1904 and 1905
to July 1 would make a dona
tion to the library , they would
be gratefully received.
New books were received this
week and will be put on the
shelves as soon as possible. The
fiction will be ready for circula
"Painting the Town , "
One of the novel features of
"Painting the Town , " presented
under the management of Ohas.
Yale , occurs in the second act.
The scene represents the stage
of the Folie Music hall , it being
the first night of an operatic
production , the opera being
given with all the dignity and
detail of grand opera. A num
ber of laughable incidents oc
cur , the explanation of which is
impossible. This much , how
ever , can be stated , that the au
dience itself becomes a part ol
the play and assists in working
up a very funny portion of the
The company , which is unus
ually large , has been most care
fully selected , and among the
artists are the famous team of
comedians known in vaudeville
as the "Ileadliners , Ilalliday
and Leonard , " Mazie King , the
comedienne and premiere danc
er , Madeline Buckley , the Eu
ropean troupe of dancers and a
large male and female chorus.
At the Gehling , Wednesday ,
A. N. Stafford , Reserve , Kas .21
Stella Cain , Hiawatha , Kas..22
Robt , Murphy , Venlon 28
Winfred Hanlcy. Verdon 24
Leon Vassar , Barada 24
Delta Williamson. Baruda 17
Charles Kratz , Falls City 23
May Thompson , Falls City 23
"V. C. Lyford of Falls City wants to know what the Exhibit
thinks of his advertisement that is running in the Tribune of that
town. The Exhibit thinks the ad Is a cracker-jack. It Is a double-
page display and its a safe bet that every day since It appeared It
has filled the Lyford store with customers who are looking for
bargains that haVc good Value. "Ninth Annual Housekeepers'
Sale" is about the right sized type and the line above , "Hello !
Mrs. Housekeeper" is catchy enough to attract and center atten
tion. The measure used is good , as it divides the two pages Into
evenly balanced sections. There Is just about enough largo typo
to display and It does this without giving the advertisement the
appearance of a show bill. By the way ! It would not bo out of
place to state the Tribune has a mighty good printer In its office
and at the same time the Tribune has an office that Manager
Sharks ought to be proud of , for In addition to throwing up two
pages for Mr. Lyford , he has set a dandy half page display for
Samuel Wahl , a half page for Matthews , the "Price Killer , " and a
half dozen smaller ads. To do all of this , he docs not seem to
have run out of sorts or taxed the capacity of his office. "
The above was taken from the Omaha Trade Review , a paper
that every business man should take , and coming from the source
from which it does Mr. Lyford and the Tribune should both feel
very much pleased with its opinion of our efforts.
Damaged By Fire
The house occupied by Rev.
Dunkleberger on the corner of
Fifth and Lane streets , was
greatly damaged by fire Monday
morning about 11:30. : The fire
started from a defective Hue and
was not discovered until it had
gained great headway , the roof
being a mass of ilames.
A crowd soon gathered and by
their united efforts succeeded in
removing all the household ef
fects without a great amount of
damage , other than by water.
The firemen worked hard and in
a short time had the fire under
control , but not until the roof
was almost completely burned
away and the upper story greatly
The house , is owned by Mrs.
Fisher , a widow lady living in
the country. We understand the
loss is fully covered by insurance ,
and that it will be remodeled at
In the meantime Mr. Dunkle
berger and family will occupy
the house on the corner of Fourth
and Lane Streets until their for
mer home is repaired.
The wise man protects himself
against fire by having reliable
Insurance. Why not you ? Your
home may burn next . See us
at once , before it is too late. It
costs but little.
CLKAVKH & Sinoi.n , Dist. Agts.
Presbyterian Churcli Benefit.
We want to call particular at
tention to the program of such
rare merit which is to'be present
ed in the First Methodist Epis
copal church on Thursday even
ing , February 20th.
The Falls City orchestra assist
ed by a few friends will present
one of the finest events of the
season , proceeds to be devoted to
the new First Presbyterian church
Let us take a practical interest
in our local talent r.nd promptly
secure tickets for this concert ,
thus helping a worthy and very
Humane Society Meets
A number of our citizens who
arc interested in the work of our
Humane society , met iu Judge
.Spragins1 office Tuesday evening ,
to talk over plans for future
work and the advisability of re
organising under the new state
law. All were interested and it
was decided to call a meeting in
the near future , when a com
plete organization according to
the state law will be the result.
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Won The Horse.
Frank Knickerbocker held the
lucky number which drew the
horse raflled by v Fred DeWald
Wednesday night. It is a fine
animal and was just like finding
a cool hundred for Frank. lie
has our congratulations.
Hoe : Cholera Expert Coming.
"R. E. Grinstcad was down from
balem Tuesday and favored this
office with a call. Mr. Grinstcad
tells us that his hogs are afflicted
with the cholera and that in
answer to a correspondence with
Congressman Pollard , the Gov
ernment has agreed to send an
expert from Washington to co
operate with Dr. Peters of the
State Agricultural Institution ,
that together they will give the
Government's treatment a thor
ough test upon Mr. Grinstead's
herd and also those of some of
The Government's treatment
for hog cholera , it is claimed , is
meeting with phenomenal success.
Sniisage In Her Stockings.
A young Bohemian woman
who works in the sausage de
partment of the Swift packing
plant of Kansas City was sus
pected of taking sausage from
the plant and was stopped as
she started home from work
recently by a police officer of
the company. She was taken
to the matron's room and
The young woman had between -
tween six and seven pounds of
sausage in her stockings. After
a lecture she was allowed to o ,
How Is This For High ?
One of the interesting speci
mens on display at the Farmers'
institute last week was a stalk of
corn raised by John Rieschick
which measured twelve feet and
three inches in height and 8 feet
to the ear of corn. This is the
kind we raise in Nebraska , and
need the step ladder to gather it.
Bought New Home.
On Monday of this week a
deal was made whereby Dr. C. N.
Allison bought the property be
longing to 13d Burris located on
Evergreen Heights. This is
one of the most desirable prop
erties in the city and Mr. Allison
is to be congratulated upon
securing the same.
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There will be a box social in
school district No. 94 , one and a
half miles south and one mile
west of Preston on the evening of
February 21st. A cordial invi
tation is extended and the ladies
are requested to bring boxes.
AGNUS SCIIRADIJK , Teacher ,
The republicans of 2ud ward
Falls City are requested to meet
in caucus at court house Feb. 28 ,
at 8 p. m. for the purpose of
electing delegates to the county
convention to be held March 2d ,
and for the transaction of any
other business that may come be
fore the caucus.
H. A. PHNCK , Committecman.
Mrs. Mary Taylor died at her
home in Rule , on February 0 ,
1908 , aged 81 years , 10 months
and 20 days , after an illness of
four weeks from heart disease.
Deceased was born in Pike
county , Ind. , March 10 , 1820.
Was married to Jesse Taylor
on February 27 , 1812 , at Winslow -
low , Ind. JL1o this union were
born ten children , seven sons
and three daughters , all being
present at the last sad rites ex
cept one son and one daughter.
There are 20 grandchildren and
21 great grandchildren. Two ot
the former are Mrs. Martin Ka-
naly and Mrs. Henry Gagnon of
this city. She had lived in Rule
thirty years and was loved by
her entire circle of friends. She
had been a devoted member of
the Methodist church for thirty-
five years , living the life of a
faithful and consistent Chris
The remains were interred in
the Rule cemetery and were fol
lowed to their last resting place
by a large number of sorrowing
friends and relatives.
Clancy Again In Court
Michael Clancy of Dawson who
seems to feel in duty bound to
cause trouble at stated intervals ,
was again before Justice Spragins
on Monday morning.
The trouble this time grew out
of his inhuman treatment of his
live stock. The complaint was
made by his neighbors at Dawson -
son , and upon a change of venue
the case was brought to this city ,
the defendant thinking he could
not get justice in his home town.
After summing up the evidence
Judge Spragins fined Clancy SlO
The case was appealed.
Fell Down Cellar
Mrs. Dudley Gillespie had a
bad fall Sunday evening , from
the effects of which it will take
her some time to recover.
She was at the home of her
daughter Mrs. Pete Hoffman , and
while attending to some house
hold duties stepped off into the
cellar way , alighting with great
force on the cellar floor. Medi
cal aid was at once summoned ,
who found her badly bruised and
shaken up , but as no bones were
broken it is thought she will
soon be all right atrain.
Having heard there was a
wolf over on the bottom south
west of town , some of our local
sportsmen decided to get him if
possible , and on Monday after
noon Bob Rule and Tom Frank ,
with their hounds , started out
with this end in view. After
wandering around lor some time
the dogs finally scented the trail
and started in pursuit. An ex
citing chase was the result , the
dogs finally killing the wolf ,
but not without a hard battle ,
one of the dogs being pretty
Falls City Defeated.
Last Friday evening the bowl
ing club of Tecumseh , accom
panied by a number of friends ,
came to this city and met our
champions in a friendly contest
at the local alley. The teams
were eyeulv matched and a lively
and exciting time was the result ,
but in the final count it was
found the visitors had nine pins
to the good ? thus winning the
On Friday will be the last quar
terly conference. There will be
services Friday night , Saturday
and Sunday , conducted by Pre
siding Elder Brumu of Holtou ,
The Womans Auxiliary of the
Episcopal church met Monday
evening with the president , Mrs.
Himmclreich , as hostess. After
the opening ceremonies by Rev.
Ncidc , the members answered to
roll call by quotations from the
Psalms. Miss Nan Hutchings
was the leader tor the evening
and opened the lesson , "Our
missionary work in the moun
tains of Kentucky , " by reading a
very interesting paper. This
was followed by extracts from
bishops and clergy touching upon
their work in that country , and
read by Miss Edna Horrocks.
The lesson closed by a very in
structive and well prepared
paper by Mrs. R , R. Ilorrocks.
The program throughout was a
revelation to all present as few
realise the great need of mission
ary work at our very doors.
The study for the next meeting
will be the missionary work iu
the Cumberland mountains i n
Tennessee , with Miss Sallie
Schocnhcit as leader.
Remember these meetings arc
non-sectarian and a cordial invita
tion is extended in this great
work to come and to those infer-
estcd take part.
Sorosis met Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. P. S. Heacock as
hostess. A paper "A club wo
man's view of the 59th Congress"
was read by Mrs. Edwin Steele
and showed that careful research
had been devoted in its picpa-
ration. "A short sketch of Ed
ward Rowland Sill" also his
poems "Opportunity" and "Si
lence" were read by Mrs. Rcneker.
A short story was read by Mrs.
Charles Banks. Several piano
selections were rendered by Miss
Hart , which were very much ap
preciated be the club. Refresh
ments were served by the hostess
assisted by Miss Ileacock , Club
adjourned to meet with Mrs. A.
E. Hill February 26th.
About thirty-five members of
the "Knights and Ladies of
Security" No. 610 , surprised Mrs.
Ben Nicholson at her home last
Saturday evening. District deputy
Harrison was present and gave i
talk appropriate for the occasion ,
after which in behalf of the lodge
Mrs. Nicholson was presented
with a heavy set of silver tea
spoons with the number of the
Council engraved on each. Ex
cellent refreshments were served.
At a late hour all departed for
their homes having spent an en
The members of the W. R. C.
very pleasantly entertained the
G. A. R's at the home of Wilson
Korncr on Monday evening.
Knowing the capacity of these
gentlemen when it comes to eat
ing , the ladies prepared an ele
gant oyster supper with all the
trimmings to which they did an
ample justice , and the gentlemen
were as a unit in their praise , and
hope they will soon entertain
The Presbyterian Kensington
which met Friday afternoon with
Miss Carrie Slocum was a bril
liant success , both socially and
financially. These ladies are
making strenuous efforts to add
to their church building fund ,
and on this occasion swelled
their treasury by $10.
The Lincoln birthday social at
the residence of Major Keeling
on Wednesday evening1 , proved
very enjoyable to the gueils. A
motit interesting program was
rendered and nice refreshments
were served. The ladies of the
Episcopal church had the affair
in charge and netted about $14
by their efforts.
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