The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, August 07, 1908, Image 1

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    The Falls City Tribune.
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Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
Churches, Etc
Cards are out for the twenty
fifth anniversary of the marriage
of J. R. Cain and wife for next
Tuesday evening.
A fishing party composed of
Fred Graham, Llovd- Shaffer.
Edgar Shock, Harry Cain, Frank
Weller, Grace, Gertrude and Con
stance Lyford, Ruth Heacock,
Ruth McMillan and Hazel Clark
left Tuesday for an outing over
at Big Lake. Mrs. V. G. Lyford
chaperoned the young people.
They will remain until Friday.
The Woman’s Auxiliary of St
Thomas church met Monday ev
ening with Miss Mamie Hutch
ings. Mrs. Neide was the leader
for the evening and presented the
subject “Alaska” in a very inter
esting manner. After the lesson
the hostess served nice refresh
ments and the evening was great
ly enjoyed by the goodly number
Mesdatnes Lyford, Hargrave
and Varner arranged for a neigh
borhood picnic on Friday after
noon which resulted in a pleasant
outing for a number of little
ones. They spent the afternoon
in the Maddox grove north of
town, where they played and
feasted to their heart’s content,
returning home in the evening
tired but happy.
Mrs. Ross Will entertained the
married ladies’ kensington Wed*
nesday afternoon. Those present
were Mesdatnes Chas. Will, Win.
Bahr, Elmer Coon, Iiarrie Will,
Chris Wamsley. Will Wamsley
and Misses Maggie Bahr and Car
rie Wamsley. All report a pleas
ant time- Dainty refreshments
were served. Next meeting will
be with Mrs. Bahr.
“Greek Heroes” was the subject
of discussion by the Book Worms
at their meeting Friday morning
with Misses Josie Birdsley and
Edna Schaible as leaders. Re*
freshtnents of ices and “apples of
discord” were served and the ses
sion proved most enjoyable. The
club met again Thursday mor
ning, when Misses Irene Waecli
tel and Bessie Curran led in the
study of “Modern Greece.’’ Af
ter a very interesting lesson re
freshments of milk and honey,
the national food of that country,
were served. This will probably
be the last meeting of the club
during the remainder of vacation.
Old Resident Passes Away
Mrs. Gould, living in the south
east part of the city, died last
Thursday from an accident, oc
casioned by the lifting ot a tub
of water. Deceased had long
been a resident of the city. She
was prominent in the work of
the Penticostal church. The
funeral services were heul from
the First Methodist church. Rev.
Mr. Eichelberger, her pastor,
had charge of the services, and
was assisted by the Rev. C. A.
Mastin. A large number of
sympathizing friends attended
the obsequies. Interment was
made at Steele’s cemetery. De
ceased has a brother and son in
the city.__
High School Band Engaged
The necessary arrangements
could not be made with the Falls
City Military band to furnish
music during the chautauqua, but
the management informs us that
the High School Band has been
engaged for the entire season,
playing every day. This insures
usplentyof music, which is essen
tial to the success of a gathering
of this kind.
Joe Roubidoux Arrested for Horse
On last Thursday a horse was
stolen from Kdtnore Roubidoux
who lives near Preston, but he
being away from home at the
time, the theft was not made
known until his return on Tues
day, when Sheriff Fenton was
notified of the fact, and he with
Deputy McFarland leit at once
for that place.
They had no difficulty in locat
ing their man who proved to be
Joe Roubidoux a nephew of the
man who lost the horse. He was
arrested in Rulo. where he had
disposed of the animal to Judd
Carpenter and was having a good
time on the money
The man was brought to this
city and taken before Judge Fall
stead, but he waived a prelimin
ary examination and was bound
over to district court. He is now
in jail awaiting his trial.
We understand this is not his
first offense, and is considered a
desperate character,, and this be
ing true, no doubt after the court
gets through with him he will be
placed where he will cause no
more trouble for a time.
Ample Fire Protection Provided
in Our Schools
For the past two or three
months our school board has been
negotiating with different con
cerns with the view of placing
lire escapes in our school build
ings. Last week the work of
placing one in the Central school
building was completed and the
work is being pushed on the one
on the high school.
This is a move in the right
direction and now many an anxi
ous mother’s heart will beat
easier when the tire alarm is
sounded and she feels that should
the school house be on lire her
children have a good chance of
Phones Burned Out
Those of you who said all
kinds of mean things to Central
the latter part of the week now
owe them an apology, as it
wasn’t their fault, but the troub
le was all due to the fact that
about 150 phones were put out
of business by the tire which oc
curred last Wednesday after
noon, the cables being burned,
thus cutting off communication
in the north part of town.
A force of workmen wTere kept
busy night and day but the
trouble was not remedied until
Saturday. Of course it was a
great inconvenience but they
all appreciate the phones more
when again in working order.
Married Seventy-five Years
A celebration of unusual oc
currence took place near Rulo
Sunday, August 2, when Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Jones celebrated
their seyenty-fifth wedding anni
Mr. and Mrs. Jones have lived
at Rulo for years and are known
to all the old residents of this
vicinity. Mrs. Jones will be 99
years old in January and her hus
band was 98 this month and bid
fair to see many more anniver
saries, which is the wish of their
many friends.
Train Service for Chautauqua
No. 43, leaving Falls City at
10:15 p. in., will stop at Salem and
Dawson during Chautauqua. No.
42, leaving Falls City at 7:10 p,
m., will stop at Rulo.
With this arrangement people
from the west end can attend the
Chautauqua all day, arriving here
in the morning, about noon or in
the evening and return to their
homes in good season.
Those from Rulo will be able to
attend the afternoon session and
return home in the evening.
Interesting Talks Made by Hon.
W. S. Norris aud the Hon.
J. A. Williams
Last Thursday evening mark
ed the formal opening of the re
publican campaign in this city.
A few selections by the band ad
vised the people of the time lor
the meeting and a fair sized and
enthusiastic crowd gathered at
the court house. Hon. W. S.
Norris of Wayne and Hon. ,1. A.
Williams, state railway com
missioner, were the speakers ot
the evening, and each presented
his subject in a pleasing man
ner. Judge Williams was the
first speaker, giving his hearers
a most instructive account of
the object of the railway com
mission, and a brief review of
the work it has accomplished in
the sixteen months which have
passed since its organization.
During that time aside from the
thousands of minor matters
which have been adjusted by
correspondence, nearly four
thousand complaints, coming
from about half the towns in the
state, have been filed. He
showed where the amount saved
to Falls City people alone on
passenger rates is about $10,000
and the railroads doing’ more
business than ever. It is to be i
regretted that more did not hear I
C. L. Windle Sustains a Heavy Loss
Expects to Rebuild as
Soon as possible
Thursday night about mid
night the tire alarm was sound
ed and our people awakened to
tind that the city laundry was
on lire. The tire department
responded quickly but when
they arrived on the scene it
was to tind that the (lames had
gained such headway that any
material aid was impossible.
The spectators who gathered
fought heroically, but to no
avail, and in a short time the
institution which had been a
source of pride to our people,
was a smouldering ruin.
This is indeed a sad loss to
Mr. Windle, who has worked
hard to bring the laundry to
its high standard. He had just
completed an addition to the
building besides installing a
great deal of new machinery all
at a great expense, but it was
all destroyed, with the excep
tion of the new mangle which
they succeeded in saving with
but littledamage.
The origin of the lire is a
mystery. Mr. Windle had been
in the building about 1) o’clock
at which time everything was
in good order. Parties passing
at 11 o’clock saw no signs of
Falls City Chautauqua Assembly
2:30 Prelude.Royal Hungarian Orchestra
3:00 Lecture.Senator J. P. Dolliver
8:30 Grand Concert Royal Hungarian Orchestra
this talk, and if possible, ar
rangements will be made lor
Mr. Williams to make addresses
in many counties in the state.
•Judge Norris who has spent
the past nine years in the Phil
ippines, interested his audience
with an account of the condi
tions in that country. Mr. Nor
ris is a fine speaker and an
effort will be made to have him
deliver an address before our
chautauqua assembly. If such
is possible he will be a drawing
The meeting was not not as
well attended as it was hoped,
but this fact was due to the ex
treme warm weather and the
early date of opening the cam
paign. _
Engine Broke Down
On Friday the engine of Pecht
& Harris, which furnishes the
power for the many fans about
town broke down and for a few
days our people were forced to do
without these comforts. The re
pairs were made as quickly as
possible and when again in run
ning order the people realized
more than ever the good of these
Drowning at DuBois
A young man by the name of
Boyd was drowned near DuBois
on Friday last. He was about 17
years of age and in company with
a few companions was wading in
the creek when he got beyond his
depth, and being unable to swim,
went under before help could reach
him. The young man was a dis
tant relative of Mrs. K. G. Whit
ford of this city.
fire and a few moments after
when the alarm was given, the
building was a mass of flames.
These are all the facts known.
The building was the prop
erty of Mr. Windle’s mother
who now lives in Wankomis,
Okl., which is a total loss, there
being no insurance. The con.
tents were insured for only
Mr. Windle made arrange
ments at once to care for his
trade by shipping the laundry to
St. Joe. He expects to begin
as soon as possible to rebuild,
and the new plant will be much
larger and more complete than
the one destroyed.
Mr. Windle has the sympathy
of everyone in his hard luck,
but he is made of the right kind
of stuff and will not be dis
couraged, but will go to work
with renewed zeal and will soon
have another plant superior to
anything of the kind in this
section ol the country. He can
counton the hearty co-operation
of all his old patrons.
A Good Yield
Early in the season the pros
pects for grain in this locality
were not very bright, but it now
developcs that the yield is prov
ing much better than expected.
Among the good stands of wheat
threshed recently is that of G. W.
Bartlett. He had two pieces of
wheat,one of which yieldedjthirty
six bushels per acre, while tue
other averaged thirty-three, all
of which goes to show that fail
ures are unknown in old Rich
Horton’s ball team will cross
bats with Falls City, Thursday
August 13.
Body of Young Farmer Found at
Bottom of Pond
Following- is an account, taken
from Tuesday’s State Journal, of
a peculiar death at Humboldt,
I ho body of Mert Strawn, a
young farmer of this section, was
found at an early hour this mor
ning at the bottom of the waters
of a pond on the farm of Neal
Matten, a few miles southeast of
the city. Deceased was about
twenty-five years of age, and a
son of Charles Strawn, an old
soldier and pioneer settler of the
county, living at home with his
parents. Sunday morning he
started fishing in a bayou or in
land pond with one or two com
panions, but the heat proved too
strong for the others who left him
shortly before noon. When eve
ning came young Strawn failed
to show up at home and after in*
quiry a searching party was
formed among the neighbors to
look for him, but it grew dark
before any trace could be found,
and although the neighbors kept
up their lookout until morning it
was not until seven o’clock that
the body was located as stated.
The young man was subject to
fainting spells and it is supposed
one of these came upon him while
he was at the river bank and he
fell into the water and was drown
ed before he recovered himself.
'Phe water was not deep enough
to drown him otherwise according
to the idea ol the neighbors. De
ceased was a native of this county
and one of a pair of twins. lie
leaves his parents and several
brothers, one of whom still re
sides at home. Funeral services
were held on Tuesday at the home.
Severely Injured
While riding a bicycle Satur
day Mr. Cooper, a young man
employed on the Cilligan bridge
gang was badly injured. lie was
attempting to turn and go west
at the corner of Lyford’s store
when he lost control of the wheel
and run into the railing at the
bowling alley. He was thrown
on to the rail, which is covered
with sharp spikes and several
deep gashes were cut on his left
shoulder and arm. One gash
was about four inches long and
two others about six inches and
the llesh was otherwise badly
lacerated. The injured man was
taken to Dr- Houston’s office and
given medical attention at the
hands of Drs. Kerr, Houston and
Keneker. it requiring aliout
twenty-five stitches to close the
wounds. He is getting along
nicely but it is a bad injury and
one which will take some time to
Baptist Church
Our services will continue as
usual in the morning. Sunday
school at 0:45 and preaching at
11 o’clock. On account of the
Chautauqua we will dispense with
the evening service for the next
two weeks. We had a good day
Sunday and one more was added
to our fellowship. We are glad
to announce that Miss Una
Snidow is back with us again.
She is more than ever prepared
to assist in our work and we
know that our music now, with
the help also of Mrs. Banks, who
has recently returned, will be
both attractive and helpful.
Special to Auburn
Special trains will be operat
ed on Sunday, August 9 and 10
from Falls City to Auburn and
return, and on week days dur
the period of the Chautauqua.
No. 135 will leave Falls City at
0:50 a. m., arriving in Auburn at
7:45. Returning No. 138 will
leave Auburn at 7:20 p. m. and
arrive here at 8:15.
American Light and Water Co. ot
Kansas City Was Awarded
the Contract
I'pon request ol the various
bidders a special meeting of the
council was called for 5 o'clock
Monday afternoon, when the bids
called for were opened and read
at length, after which an ad
journment was taken until the
regular evening session.
At this time all bidders were
called to explain their bids in de
tail. When this was completed
some dissatisfaction was express
ed as to the wells,and by a unan
imous agreement of all concerned
the council then gave permission
for bidders to file supplementary
bills on well and pump. When
the returns were brought in it
was found that the American
Light and Water Co. of Kansas
City were the successful bidders
Their bid calls for a Triplex
motor pump.
The contract price for the tank
and tower, water pipe lines,
pumping station and pump is
The proposition of J. II. Miles
of *250 for a tract of land fifty
feet square as the site for the
water tower was taken under con
The contract for turnishing
coal to city was awarded to Hea
cock cV Son at *2 46 per ton de
livered at plant. Contract calls
for Novenger Mine Run Coal.
Maust Bros, secured contract
for hauling what coal is needed
at the present plant at forty
cents tier ton. Council then took
a recess until Tuesday evening.
At the appointed time the faith
ful ones were in their places, and
again took up the questions of
the previous evening.
Mr. Bortenlanger, the unsuc
cessful bidder, under the decision
reached the night before, appear
ed before the meeting with his
lawyer) claiming that the award
ing of the contract was illegal.
After consideration, the council
rescinded their previous action,
and awarded the contract for pipe
line, tank and tower to the Amer
ican Light and Water Co.of Kan
sas City, for $16,845 and decided
to readvertise for bids for pump,
pump house and wells. The con
ditions as they exist under the
present contract will place our
water system in the best possible
condition, by taking up all dead
ends and giving a free circulation
of water.
The contract for electrical sup
plies in connection with the new
plant was awarded to the West
ern Electrical Co. of Omaha at
Max Hartman was given the
contract for repairing park house
at *205.
The feeling of the council is
that they have accomplished a
great amount of work under the
Mission Festival
The annual mission festival of
St- Paul Lutheran congregation.
(> miles north of town, will be
celebrated next Sunday, Aug. 9,
Rev. A. Firnhaber of Sterling,
Neb., will preach in the morning
and Rev. H. Hflug of Thayer,
Neb., in the afternoon at 2:30.
You are cordially invited to at
tend- Kkv. O. II, Engklrrkcht
A Business Change
A deal was made Monday of
this week v/hereby the Kanaly
cigar stand passed into the hands
of Jim Powell, who is now sole
proprietor. Jim has many friends
among the boys and no doubt
his “SmokeHouse” will prove a
popular resort.