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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. V FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , HAY 8 , 1908. Number 16
New City Administration.
The new mayor and councilmen -
men were inducted into office last
Monday evening' ' in the presence
of a crowd tllat taxed the capac
ity of the council chamber.
Mayor Barrett read a detailed
account of the receipts and expen
ditures during : the twoyearsof his
office , and showed conclusively ,
not only that the affairs of the
city have been economically ad
ministered , but that the most
careful attention to properly keep
ing : the accounts of the city has
been had. Mayor Barrett ex
pressed his thanks to the council
and city officers and took a little
hide off the knocker and kicker.
Amid great applause he intro
duced Mayor-elect Abbey who responded -
sponded in a neat speech. The
council then proceeded to organ
ise by Abbey , Benschoter , Halm
and Riechers taking the oath of
The following appointments
were made by Mayor Abbey , all
of which were immediately confirmed -
Chief of Police Samuel Marts.
Night Police Frank Camblin.
City Attorney J. R. Wilhiet.
Water Commissioner B u r t
Street Commissioner and Spec
ial Police John Startzel.
By making the street commis
sioner a special policeman the
city will save the salary of one
The following committees were
appointed by the mayor :
Finance Riechers , Whitaker ,
Water and Lights Whitaker.
Gehling , Benschoter.
Supplies Maust , Riechersj
Poor Riechers , Benschoter ,
Printing Gehling , Hahn ,
Fire Department Benschoter ,
Maust , Hahn.
Sanitary , Streets and Walks
The entire council.
These formalities out of the
wa3T the council acted on the ap
plications for saloon license. The
following gentlemen were grant
ed license by a vote of four to
two , Councilmen Benschotter and
Richers casting the negative
votes. Less Leeds , O. Schonheit ,
Peter Frederick , Matt Kaiser ,
Joe Lollman , Fred Herbster and
the Gehling Brewery.
The new administration starts
out under the most fayorable cir
cumstances and with the good
will and active co-operation of all
Success to it.
Fishing Club Meets.
The Nemaha Fishing club
held an interesting meeting on
Saturday evening- which time
the following officers were elect
ed : President , F. A. Keller ; vice
president , E. G. Whitford ; sec
retary , Fred Farrington ; treas
urer. L. P. Wirth. Executive
Committee , Geo. FrJlstead and
The members ot the club have
decided to be unceasing in their
efforts to stop the illegal fishing
which has been so prevalent in
the past , and to aid them in this
work have appointed a commit
tee to purchase a boat , that they
can.Jbe ready at all times to
make investigating tours on the
Nemaha and thus keep the river
clear of any traps which might
be placed there. State Game
Warden Carter has expressed
his willingness to aid them at
any time. The warning has
been sent out and an example
iill be made of thefirst , guilty
person caught. No mercy will
he shown him , but he will be
prosecuted to the full extent of
Tomorrow will be a big day
in Falls City , as it will be the
day of. the Southeastern Nebras
ka Field meet. There will be
something to amuse you all day
At 10 a. in. at Poteet's ball
park the Pawnee and Tecumseh
base ball teams will battle for
supremacy. This will be a good
game , as the teams are evenly
matched and both are determined
to win. There will be nb charge
for this but a collection will be
taken and no doubt will be re
sponded to very liberally.
At 2 p. m. on the High school
grounds will be given a fine ath
letic exhibition , when five high
schools will fight out the South ,
eastern Nebraska championship
The contestants will be Auburn ,
Falls City , Humboldt , Nebraska
City and Pawnee. Falls City
won out last year , so a close
fierce battle is expected tomor
row , as the visiting teams are
all coming with blood in their
eyes. A charge of 25 cents will
be made for this and the contest
will be well worth it.
In the evening at 8 o'clock
there will be a High school con.
cert at the court house. There
will be musical numbers by the
High school band , orchestra and
glee club , and also several selec
tions by local talent who have
kindly consented to assist. A
charge of 15c. and 25c. will be
made for this concert , the pro
ceeds to go toward buying mu
sic and instruments for the band
Altogether it will be a great
day and each event should re.
ceive the hearty support of all
After the splendid showing
made by our boys at Salem last
week , show your appreciation
by turning out and rooting for
your home town.
Will Address Lincoln High School
Our townsman , C. F. Reavis ,
has been prevailed upon to address -
dress the graduating class of the
Lincoln High school on May 22.
As an orator we all know Mr.
Reavis is without a peer , and
great are the demands made
upon him. If he would accept
all invitations given him to ad.
dress large and important gath
erings , he would have no time
to attend to his ever increasing
law practice , and the Lincoln
High school officials may indeed
ieel favored that he has accept
ed their invitation.
It is also rumored that he will
give the memorial address at
Pawnee City on Decoration day.
As to Good Roads.
In another column of this is
sue will be found a letter from
Congressman Pollard which
should be ot more than ordinary
interest to our readers and es
pecially to the board of super
visors , as it opens up a way for
them to take up the good road
question , which is of such vital
importance. We are sure that
it will meet with the hearty ap
proval of our farmer friends ,
who can always be counted
upon when it comes to a
question of good roads. Read
New Deputy Postmaster.
Postmaster Crook last week
appointed Charles Sharts depu
ty postmaster. This is a wise
move on the part of Mr. Crook ,
as it will add greatly to the
efficiency of the office. ' Mr.
Sharts is a very capable young
man and he and his charming
wife will be a distinct addition
to our social circles.
It is only fair to say we slipped this
news item by the pld man.
This is a complete annual statement , showing cash balance
at the beginning of this administration May (5th ( , 1007 , also money
received and paid out by City Treasurer Uhlig , from whom re
ceived and for what paid , and cash balance in the city treasm-y
at the close of business May 4th , 1908.
This statement is made up from the books in my office and
the City Council will please lake notice that my cash balance is
§ 1201.80 less than the cash balance handed us by City Treasurer
Uhlig , Monday night. This difference is caused by the following
warrants drawn against the 1907 fund : No. 10 , § 721.10 and No.
101 , § 540.20 , making a total of § 1201.30 that is entered in my
books as paid , but as they are registered , they have not been
charged to his account. This } 'ou will readily see makes my
cash balance § 1201.30 less than that certified to by Mr. Uhlig in
Cash balance May Oth , 1907 § 0292.84
RECEIPTS KOR TWELVE MONTHS.
From sale of electric light bonds § 10000.00
" Water Commissioner Fallstead 10277.43
" Occupation tax 8751.75
' ' County treasurer 8387.43
" Dog tax 101.00
" Librarian 93.31
" Secretary of Library board 180.00
1' Insurance companies 78.00
" Street Commissioner Lippold 30.00
" Street Commissioner Startzel 118.75
" Ex-City Treasurer Bode . 89.40
Total receipts for twelve months 33108.18
DISBURSEMENTS FOU TWELVE MONTHS.
Coal for plant § 4020.58
Hauling coal to plant ; 481.00
Supplies for plant 3444.74
Employes and help at plant 8570.89
Salary of city officials * . 1055.85
Police. . . . 1381.74
Work on streets 1510.07
Material for streets ,203.94
Tools for street work 29.45
Dray age and express > .j.h. . i 252.09 -
Printing and stationery 478.00
Supplies for poor 887.01
Repairing standpipe 47.50
Band stand 75.00
Condemning and building walks 1)01.41 )
Extending water mains 040J4
Dog tags 3.95
Election judges and clerks 00.00
Insurance on plant 135.00
Western Union clock 12.00
Killing and removing dogs 3.00
Phones and phoning 13.50
Street grader 75.00
Hauling and drying fire hose 27.25
Filing deed to park 1.25
Making test wells 30.50
Selling light bonds 250.00
Hauling stone for park ' . 23.70
Total claims allowed by council for 12 months § 21727.22
CITY TREASURER ALSO PAID.
Three electric light bonds § 1500.00
Interest on electric light bonds 108.30
Interest on water bonds. 1200.00
Interest on registered warrants . " . 40.37
Out of library fund 1870.80
Amount paid but not allowed by Council 4219.59
Total disbursements for twelve months 25910.81
Cash balance May 4th , 1908 13513.00
I , Win. Uhlig , city treasurer of Falls City , Nebraska , do
hereby certify that tjie foregoing statement agrees with the rec
ords of my office and the collections , disbursements and balance
on hand shown herein , are true and correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
WM. UHLIG , City Treasurer.
I hereby certify that there was on deposit in the First Na
tional Bank of Falls City , Nebraska , to the credit of Win. Uhlig ,
city treasurer , at the close of business May 4th , 1908 , the sum of
fourteen thousand seven hundred and seventj'-four dollars and
ninety-six cents ( § 14774.90) ) .
P. II. JUSSEN , Vice President.
To the citizens of this community , I wish to say that after
serving as your Mayor for two terms , that on stepping down
and out I extend to you one and all my heartfelt thanks for the
kind consideration you have shown me , and in the future as in
the past , I am heartily in favor of anything that will add to your
comfort or promote the general welfare of our prosperous little
city. G. M. BARRETT.
injured His Eye.
While working around some
of his machinery last Friday ,
Harry Pence received a very
painful injury by a piece of steel
striking him in the eye. For a
time there was some fear of per
manent injury , but by prompt
action on the part of the physi
cian , Harry was soon himself
Field Aleet at Salem.
In the field meet at Salem last
Saturday , our boys gave a fine
exhibition of their athletic ability ,
and it is a pardonable pride we
all feel in them. We arc unable
to give a complete report of the
program , the following being the
results as we took them from the
bulletin , the different clubs se
curing the place in which their
names appear :
100 yd. dash Ilumboldt , Falls
City ( Shock ) . Ilumboldt ; time 11
440 yd. dash Ilumboldt , Falls
City ( Yoder ) , Ilumboldt ; time SO
Running broad jump Falls
City ( Schock ) , Ilumboldt , Falls
City ; distance 20 feet , 3 inches.
Mile run Falls City ( Yoder ) ,
Ilumboldt , Falls City ; time 5
minutes , 3 seconds.
Running high jump Falls City
( Schock ) , Ilumboldt and Dawson.
Shot put Falls City ( Harry
Jones ) , Dawson , Falls City.
200 yards Ilumboldt , Falls
City and Ilumboldt tie ; time 24
880 yards Falls City ( B.Yoder )
Ilumboldt , Falls City ; time 2:16. :
Pole vault Falls City ( Schock )
Falls City , Ilumboldt ; 9.6.
Half mile relay Ilumboldt ,
Falls City , Dawson ; time 1:41. :
Total Falls City 49 # , Ilum
boldt 36 , Dawson 3/3.
Turn out tomorrow and root
for our boys and they will try
and give you a repetition of the
During the severe electric
storm of Sunday night lightning
played sad havoc in different
localities in this vicinity. The
storm lasted throughout a great
er portion of the night , and
those who witnessed it say it
seemed almost one continual
Hash , with peal after peal of
.lohn Majerus , who lives on
the old Edgecombe farm north
of Rule , is the heaviest loser ,
the lightning seeming to have
centered all its vengeance at
this place , and as a result his
fine large barn , considered one
of the largest and best in the
county , was burned to the ground
together with all its contents ,
which included seven head of
of fine horses , several tons of
hay , quantities of small grain
and all of his farming imple
ments. It is a big loss , there
being but $1,000 insurance on
the building and none on the
contents. Mr. Majerus has the
sympathy of all in his great loss.
Chas. Weaverwho lives north
of Verdon , was another victim.
His barn was struck and a good
blaze started , but was soon ex
tinguished with but slight dam
age. He , however , lost a very
valuable horse , but was lucky
enough to carry good insurance
in the Farmer's Mutual.
It was one of the most severe
storms we have experienced in
a long tinm and it is hoped there
will be no repetition.
Later : OnMonday night light
ning again struck the Weaver
barn , and while killing no stock ,
damaged the building to a greater
extent than on bunda } night.
Received Increase in Pension ,
Stephen Pryor of this city re
ceived the welcome news this
week that his pension had been
increased. This was brought
about through the efforts of Mr.
Pryor's friends in this city , who
for some time have been working
with this end in view , and when
the news came from Mr. 13urkett
that in the future their old com
rade would receive $25 per
month , they felt amply repaid
for their efforts , as there is no
one more worthy than Mr.Pryor.
D. T. Kasley died at his home
in Rule , Neb. , Sunday , May 3 ,
1908 , at 9:30 : a. m. , aged 77 years ,
2 months and 1 day.
Mr. Kaslcy was one of the
pioneers of Richardson county ,
laving lived in Rule for a num
ber of years and was well known
ind held in high esteem for his
true manly principles. He had
been sick for several months but
was not considered worse than
usual and when the summons
came on Sunday it was a great
hock to his many life long
The funeral will not be held
until Friday afternoon , when his
two daughters , Mrs. Joseph Miles
of Los Angeles , Gal. , and Mrs ,
Dr. Wiser of Phoenix , Arizona ,
are. expected to arrive.
Our Rule correspondent ex
pects to be able next week to give
a complete biography of deceased
for the benefit of the numerous
pioneer friends who have known
liim for so many years.
Mrs. Susan Bertha Hurt died
at her home in Ventura , Gal. , on
Tuesday , April 28 , aged 27 years.
Deceased was the wile of Dave
Hurt , formerly of this city , and
will be remembered by many as
Miss Fitzgerald. They left here
about two years ago for the ben
efit of Mrs. Hurt's health and
located in California. The change
proved beneficial for only a short
time however , and on the above
date she sucombcd to that dread
disease , consumption.
She leaves besides her husband ,
three children , one girl ard two
boys , aged respectively 10 , 8 and
5 years , also three sisters and
three brothers , one of the latter
being Bob Fitzgerald of this city.
W. R. Kent died at his farm
home on Monday , May 4 , 1908 , at
10:30 : p. m- , aged 63 years and 11
This death was indeed a shock
to his family and many friends ,
as he was in his usual good health
at the time of retiring on Sunday
evening , but was found in an un
conscious condition on Monday
morning and only lived a few
hours. A sad feature of this
death was that his wife who had
been his faithful companion for so
many years was in Colorado visit
ing at the time of his death.
Win. Riley Kent was born in
Morgan county , Ind. , June 14 ,
1844. At the age of 18 he en
listed in the Civil war , serving
faithfully for three years. At
the close of the war he went to
Keota , Iowa , where he was mar
ried to Alvina McDowell , Octo
ber 18 , 1866. From there they
removed to Rice county. Kansas ,
where tho.y resided until 1879 ,
when they settled on their iann ,
south of town , living there con
tinuously until his death , with
the exception of the time spent
at their home in this city , where
they would stay during the dull
times on the farm.
There were five children , two
dying in infancy. Those living
are Mrs. Jas. W. Jellison , Mrs.
Will Saylor and Miss Iva Kent.
The funeral was held yester
day afternoon from the home in
this city , Rev. Dunkleberger offi
ciating. Interment in Stecle's
A Wise Choice.
The appointment of Samuel
Marts as Chief of Police
was a wise one on the part
of the mayor and council. Mr.
Marts has shown his true worth
in the past , and this mark of ap
preciation is as it should be. His
friends extend congratulations.
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