The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, May 29, 1908, Image 1

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Vol. V FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , HAY 29 , 1908. Number i9
Southeast Nebraska Telephone.
A visit to our telephone office
will convince one that when the
improvements now under way are
completed Falls City will have an
institution we may well be
proud of.
The quarters are being remod
eled and enlarged to meet the de
mands of the ever increasing busi
ness. The operating room which
heretofore was far too small will
be much larger , the local board
moved to the back and the toll
board to the front of the apart
ment. There will be a waiting
room nicely fitted up for the com
fort of the patrons , which is a
much needed improvement. There
will also be a bookkeeper's room
and the manager and superinten
dent will each have separate apart
ments. Superintendent Satter-
white informs us that it will be
some time before all the improve
ments contemplated will be real
ized but he hopes by September
to have the new toll board and
cables in. They will soon have
their gasoline engine and dynamo
in place and will then be equip
ped for furnishing their own
lights and running their fans.
All the improvements planned
means an expenditure of about
$10.000 , what fact will giye you
some idea of what is going on at
the telephone office.
This , institution employs
eleven operators and with the
large number of line men em
ployed makes up a pay role not
equalled by another institution in
this part of the country. This
fact should be remembered by
our citizens when they need the
use of a long distance phone.
Steve Miles has proven himself
a most efficient manager , while
Satterwhite as superintendent is
about the busiest man in town ,
ever on the alert to add to the
convenience of the customers.
The operators are all courteous
and obliging , and while there's is
a position that would try the
patience of saints you will never
find them anything but agreeable
All in all the Southeast Nebraska
Telephone Co. is a live one and
worthy the success it is enjoying.
Mayor's Proclamation.
Saturday. May 30 , is the day
set apart by our National Govern
ment for honoring the memory of
our noble patriots , whose services
were given to make our country
what it is today- Let us never
become too busy to pause on this
day and remember what these
men did for us and for our chil-
dren. Let us always keep alive
this sentiment of gratitude and
patriotism in our hearts and the
hearts of the rising generation ,
by observing the day in a fitting
Therefore , I recommend that
we close our places ot business on
May 30 , from ten to twelve a , m ,
and join with the G. A. R. and
W. R. C. in paying our tribute to
the memory of our nation's de
fenders. W. W. ABBEY ,
Installing Mew Engine.
W. F. Primley , manager of the
Lyric , this week installed a new
engine and dynamo at his theatre
for the purpose of furnishing his
own light for the moving pictures
and running the fans which he
this week placed in his theatre.
Mr. Primley is sparing no ex
pense in fitting up the Lyric in
the best style possible , so that
his patrons will find it a pleasant
and comfortable place to spend
their hot summer evenings. He
has been working to a disadvan
tage with his pictures on account
of the overloaded condition of the
city light plant , but with his new
machinery he hopes to give his
people the very best of entertain
Class of 1908.
The class of 1908 gave their
graduating exercises at the Gehl-
ing on Thursday evening. As is
always the case on such occasions ,
the opera house was filled with
those who had come to witness
the happiest moment in any young
person's life , and it is a justifiable
pride that any parent has for his
son or daughter at such a time.
The class numbered fourteen ,
each contributing their efforts to
the success of the following pro
gram :
Music Ladles' Orchestra
Music High School Chorus
[ nvocatlon Rev. Mastin
Doable Quartette
Francis Hamsc } * , Alice Yoder ,
Ruth McMillan , Lillie Voegc-
lein , Blain Yoder , Edgar Shock
Oscar Rhoads , Lloyd Shock
Recitation "The Gold Spinner"
Helen Davies.
Oration "The Efficiency of Our Navy"
Blain Yoder.
lass Prophecy Helen Durchard
( Read by Alice Yoder )
Piano aolo Sonata Ccmcntl
Opus 30 , No. -Kathryn Mcliza.
Address "Education from the Stand
point of Profit. . . .Rev. I. F. Roach
Presentation of Diplomas
Dr. E. R. Mathers.
lass Song Class of 1903
Each number of the program
was interesting , especially the
commencement address by Rev.
Roach , who held his audience in
wrapt attention throughout the
entire address. He gave the class
much food for thought , and no
doubt in years to come they can
look back to their commencement
of 'OS and trace their success to
the advice given them on that
Good News For Our Fans.
We are to have a ball game ,
one of the best ever. . Pawnee
City and our boys have arranged
to meet at Poteet's park in this
city on Tuesday afternoon at
2:30 : o'clock.
Pawnee City has the reputa
tion of beating every team it
tackles , so we can expect a good
game next Tuesday.
The patronage at this game
will decide whether or not we
liave a ball team this season.
The boys ask a liberal turnout
of our citizens , and thus enable
them to perfect an organization ,
which will insure plenty of fun
for the summer. If you can't
attend the game yourself send a
substitute. The following is
the line-up of our team :
Catcher Tom Poteet.
Shortstop Foehlinger.
1st base and pitcher Heacoclc
2nd base Heck.
3rd base Cornell.
Left field Sears.
Right field Ed. Poteet and
D. Reavis , Jr.
Center field Meyers.
Pitchers Heacoclc , Schmel-
zel and Prior.
Spend Your Money at Home.
With four good dry goods stores
in town why should so many of
our ladies make shopping trips to
Kansas City , Omaha , St. Joe and
other cities. Our home merchants
carry a line which we think should
satisfy the most fastidious , and if
they fail to carry in stock any
particular article which you de
sire we feel sure they would make
an effort to get it for you.
After all do you think those
who do their shopping away from
home look any more attractive in
their city clothes than those who
are loyal to their home merchants ?
Fine Fishing.
During the high water fishing
is the favorite sport for those who
have the time and inclination and
many large catches are reported.
Crowds line the water all day
while a goodly number take to
boats and use spears in catching
the finny tribe which are now so
plentiful , that to catch them is no
The Flood's Victim.
It seems that each flood which
visits this locality must claim a
human victim and thus add to its
horrors. This time it is Jacob
Majerus , and when the news was
brought to this city that he had
been drowned in the Muddy. It
was a shock indeed , and especially
to his classmates , with whom he
was such a favorite.
The following from the "Or
ange and Black , ' ' is a detailed ac
count of the horrible accident , to
gether with facts concerning his
short life :
"From pleasure to sorrow , how
cruel the change ? Last Friday
the school year closed with an old
fashioned basket picnic on the
school campus and amid pleasures
and expectant reunion the stu
dents of the school parted com
pany. But among the many hap
py youths there assembled , who
would have thought that Jacob
Majerus would never again return
to greet his school companions.
Jacob Majerus was drowned in the
Muddy about one o'clock Sunday
afternoon. In"company with his
brother and another companion
he was wandering on the banks
of the Muddy on the Buchholz
place about three inik-s east of
Falls City. A gust of wind blew
Jacob's hat off across the stream.
He undressed , swam the raging
Muddy , procured his hat and had
nearly returned with it when he
suddenly commenced sinking and
before his companions could help
him , he sank to the bottom of the
stream never to rise again. It is
supposed he took the cramps in
the cold water. A phone message
to this town aroused the people
and they were soon dragging the
Muddy , but up to a late hour his
body had not been recovered.
Jacob Majerus was one of seven
children who moved with his par
ents from Rule to thisplacs a few
years ago. He had just completed
his junior year and he would have
graduated from the public schools
had he lived , with the class of
1909. He was an universal fav
orite among his teachers and
school companions who held him
in the highest esteem for his
manv noble traits of character.
The Orange and Black in ex
tending its sympathies to this
young man's parents , brothers
and sisters is joined by a host ot
mourning friends. The Majerus
family is one of the best in the
county and the death of this
young man is universally regret
Jacob Majerus , had he lived to
Sept. 8 , 1908 , would have been
Among his classmates young
Majerus was very popular and it
seems so cruel to a Junior class
that one of its members should
meet such an untimely and tragic
death. It is hard to be reconciled
to so depressing an accident , but
perhaps it had to be. Who knows ?
"I hear a voice you cannot hear ,
Which says I must not stay ;
I sco a hand you cannot ecc ,
Which beckons rae away. "
Up to the time of going to
press the body of the unfortunate
boy has not been recovered. Ev
erything possible has been done
and now watches remain on the
banks in readiness to secure the
body should it raise and be wash
ed ashore. The water is very
high and still raising so there is
very little hope of getting the
body until the water recedes.
Every Highlander is urged to
be at lodge next Tuesday evening
Sherm Bowers of Salt Lake
City , is yisiting with his parent
in this city.
Miss Gertrude Xorris of Table
Rock , will be the guest of Mrs
I. C. Maust next week.
Decoration Day Program.
The annual memorial services
were held at the Brethren church
last Sunday morning , Rev. Teeter
: lelivering a very able sermon to
; i large congregation.
Tomorrow , Decoration day , at
10 o'clock , a. m. , the program
will be held at the court house
instead of cemetery and will be as
follows :
Music Double Quartet
Prayer Kcv. MnsUn
Rending "Lincoln's Gettysburg
Oration " Rev. DunUlcbcrgcr
Solo Miss Jessie Pazton
Address Rov. G. L. Neidc
Music. Double Quartet
Song "God be with you till \vc
meet again ' ' Audience
Ucucdlctiou Rev. Schuman
After the program a committee
will go to the cemetery and place ,
lowers on the graves of their
departed comrades.
All fraternal orders are es
pecially invited to join in these
You are requested to meet at
. A. R.hall at 8:30 a. m. and
march to court house. Bring all
the flowers possible.
Twenty-seven Years in Business
Just twenty-seven years ago
on Wednesday of this week , D.
W. Sowles embarked in the res
taurant business in this city ,
and has conducted the same
continuously since that time.
He enjoys the distinction of
having been in business longer
than any . other merchant in
When seen by the reporter
Mr. Sowles was celebrating
this important event by putting
in new screens , adjusting u new
awning and had just finished
trying the new ice crusher he
was compelled to install in
order to meet his increasing
wholesale ice cream trade.
Mr. Sowles started in busi
ness in a little frame build
ing situated where DeMers and
Rule's barber shop and D. P.
Brannin's store now stands.
Many of our citizens can re
member this as it was about the
only place of the kind in town.
His first day's sales amounted
to $10. In a few years his bus
iness outgrew his building and
he moved to his present loca
tion where he has been for
twenty years.
Mr. Sowles has been one of
our most thriving business men ,
and much of his success is due
his wife , who has always been
a faithful partner in the ups
and dews which come to all.
Mr. and Mrs. Sowles arc
justly proud of their business
career in this city , as are all
our citizens , who wish them
many more years of like success.
Our School Apportionment.
State Superintendent Me
Brien has apportionedS33-1370.6d
the amount of the temporary
school fund , to the various
counties of the state , to be giv
en to the support of school dis
tricts. Richardson county's
apportionment is $5,187.70.
This is the semi-annual appor
tionment and is much larger
than the amount apportioned in
Alarriage License
James G. Pelhaui , Salem . . 26
Ollie Morton , Salem . . . 19
John F. Holland , St. Louis . 23
Addie Fankell , Stella . . . 20
Frecl J. Maruiet , Humboldt . 23
Maude Haushahn , Humboldt 21
John W. Jarrett , Stella . . 25
Mamie Ethel Morton , Salem . 22
Society News
The City Federation of Worn-
n's clubs will meet iti the Elk
; lub rooms Monday .afternoon ,
June 1st. It is hoped there will
be a good attendance.
Mrs. Jim Ramsey served an
elaborate dinner on Wednesday in
honor of Mrs. Pollard of Ilum-
boldl and Mrs. Clark of Texas ,
overs were laid for twenty and
: was a very pleasant occasion.
Mrs. Lloyd Giannini entertained
; he Young Married Ladies' Whist
club Wednesday evening. Despite
the rainy weather a good crowd
< vas in attendance and a very
pleasant time enjoyed.
Helen Dayies was hostess to
about twenty young ladies Satur-
lay afternoon. The affair was a
iensington given in honor of
Miss Maclanahan of Tccumseh
and proved very enjoyable.
Mrs. I. C. Maust very pleasant
ly entertained a number of young
ladies at her home Wednesday
evening. The evening was given
to fortune telling and a general
good time. It was an informal
iffair but most pleasant.
The Infants club met with
Beachy Musselman on Wednesday
afternoon. This is a new organi
sation with a membership of only
"our , but their enjoyment at these
meetings outrivals that of their
Mrs. John Crook was hostess to
seventeen ladies at a theatre party
at the Lyric on Tuesday evening ,
complimentary to Miss Tennic
McFarland of Texas. After the
: hcatre a splendid lunch was
served by the hostess at her home.
The whole affair proved most en-
Miss Susan Gehling , teacher
at the Harlan street school enter
tained her pupils at her home on
Friday afternoon with a picnic
party. It was a lovely day and
the tsme was spent on the beauti-
"ul lawn in playing games. At
in appropriate hour nice refresh
ments were served and the little
tots went home feeling that they
liad had the very best time.
The Book Worm club met at
the library yesterday morning
and enjoyed a most interesting
session. The program was a
debate on Athletics led by Lucile
Leyda and Irene Wachtel. The
discussion was very spirited and
proved conclusively that these
young ladies have fine ideas
along these lines.
Sorosis held their last meeting
for the season with Mrs. Charles
Wilson on Wednesday afternoon.
Election of officers was the busi
ness feature of the session and the
following ladies will preside over
their respective offices during the
coming year.
President Mrs. J. J. Morris.
Vice President Mrs John Gil-
Secretary Mrs. Ed Falloon
'Treasurer MrsJoeVarner
Auditor Mrs. C. Hargrave
Mrs. Charles Banks is the dele
gate to the National federation
to meet in Boston next month and
Mrs. P. S , Ileacock is alternate.
After completing their arrange
ments for sending their delegate
to this meeting , the guests lis
tened to a most interesting paper
by Mrs. Falloon on "Mosquitoes
as disease carriers and how to
eliminate the same. " Miss Anita
Wilson rendered a very fine violin
solo , with piano accompaniment
by Miss Morsman , followed by a
piano solo by Miss Wilson.
During the social half hour re
freshments were served , and this
closed a most pleasant session anc
years work of Sorosis.
Our ChautauqiM ,
The question has been repeat
edly asked "How about our
Chautauqua ? " In answer to
this we will say Falls City will
have a Chantauqua with the fin
est program possible , beginning
on August 7 and continuing ten
We have been informed that
the talent has all been contract
ed for , and the committees are
ill busy making their final ar-
angements. The program will
soon be ready for distribution ,
and when you look it over you
will agree that there is no
oem for improvement , but that
every number will be a treat
uid worth coming miles to hear.
The grounds have been great-
y improved since last year and
everything possible is being ar-
angcd for the comfort of the
Arrange your affairs so as to
attend the Chautauqua through
out the entire session. Engage
3rour tents and select your loca
.ion early.
For any information address
P. J. Oliver of this city.
More About Paving.
C. II. Heineman is still busy
ivith his paving proposition and
low has on display in the win
dow of the Maddox building a
number of samples of brick used
or paving purposes , which he
asks all property owners to inspect -
spect and pass their opinion
upon the same.
Mr. Heineman , knowing the
good to be derived from paving
s working hard to bring it about
and it is now his opinion that
work will commence in a short
lime , and if this should prove
true it means the employment
or at least fifty men , and in the
end a street that we will all be
iroud of , instead of the mud hole
we are now experiencing.
Examine the samples Mr. llei
neinan has been good enough to
procure , and thus show your in-
New Books.
The following is a list of the
lew non-fiction books at the
ibrary :
Buchanan Real Australia.
Cross Development of the English -
glish Novel.
Durland Red Reign.
Hale South Americans.
Jones Thomas Alva Edison.
Richards Sanitation in Daily
Trine What All the World's
Wilcox Poems of Passion.
Wright Hand-book of the
Birds Every Child Should Know
Chandler In the Reign of the
Chance Little Folks of Many
Morley Little Wanderers.
Scudder Children's Book.
W. II. Hefner mid wife of Oma
ha , are guests of G. W. Spragins
and wife.
W. H.Lichty , a real estate man
of Lincoln was in our city Wed
Uncle Levi Nedrow , who was
reported quite ill last week , is
still very low with little chance
for recovery.
The Christian church ladies
served a fine 15 cent supper at the
home of E. Sandusky last
Simon Nedrow , of Norton , Kas.
arriyed here the first of the week ,
called by the serious illness of his
father , Levi Nedrow.
W. S. Korner and wife and G.
W. Holland and wife returned
Thursday from an extended busi
ness trip in the south.