The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, September 04, 1908, Image 1
The Falls City Tribune. Vol. V FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1908. Number 33 PROVES FATAL EDWIN E. BELL SUCCUMBS TO PARALYSIS Another Old and Respected Citizen Passes Away After a Very Short Illness In but twelve short hours after being stricken, Edwin E. Bell, an old and respected citizen of this city, died at the National hotel, Friday morning at 1 o'clock, August 2b, 1908, aged 55 years. Mr. Bell had been traveling for an Omaha drug firm, but was in the city, taking a vacation, as he had not been feeling well, but on the day when he was so suddenly stricken be was the usual jovial and good hearted Ed he had always been, and when the end came, it was indeed a'shock to the friends, who but a fewT short hours before had seen and talked with him in his usual good spirits. Mr. Bell, with his parents, came to this cuy in 18611, being among our earliest settlers and has lived here almost continu ously since that time. For a number of years he was propri etor of one of our best drug stores, always enjoying a tine trade and the confidence of the community. He continued in this business until about hVe years ago, when he disposed of same and went to California lor. the benefit of his wife's health, where they remained for a short time. Receiving but little bene fit by the change they came back to their old home ia this city, his wife dying two years later. Since that time Mr. Bell has spent most of his time on the road, but always looked upon Falls City as his home. Besides his many friends Mr. Bell leaves one brother, Will, and one sister, Mrs. T. C. Shelly, of Omaha. Mrs. Mattie May and Will Hanna of this city are an aunt and uncle of deceased. The funeral services were held from the home ot Mrs. Mattie May on Saturday afternoon, con ducted by Rev. R. Cooper Bai ley. Interment was in the Steele cemetery.__ BERT BRENIZER HURT While Alighting From The Train Receives injuries On Monday while Bert Brmi izer was alighting from a pas senger train at McCook, he was seized with a fainting spell and fell on a stone pavement, cut ting a bad gash in his cheek and forehead which required nine stitches to close. He returned to his home in this city and is recovering slowly from his in juries. Claims Appealed The claims of McCray for $675 and Stalder for $704 ha ve been appealed to the district court on the grounds that they are exorbi tant and illegal. McCray bought bridge lumber for $40 a thous and at the yards and the bill was allowed by the board. Subse quent developments, however, showed that the bridge com pany’s bid was $36 for the same lumber in place. That is, the bridge company would haul the lumber out and lay it in place charging for the material and labor $4 less per thousand than McCray was paying at the yards. When “Me” was thus caught red handed the board rescinded its action and gave McCray permis sion to withdraw the claim. Bill’s economy is pretty expensive and the exposure in this instance has put the board on inquiry as to past expenditures. Baptist Church Services as usual. CHAUTAUQUA ASSOCIATION MET A Fair Size.d Crowd Were Inter ested Enough i On Monday night a rather | small but enthusiastic crowd met at tlie court house to learn all about the recent Chautauqua and talk over the plausibility of an i | other next season. The report of the treasurer i was not quite completed but was [near enough to show a net earn ing of about S500- The chair man, John Lichty, on motion of the body in attendance, appoint ed a committee to audit the treas urer’s accounts and report at a subsequent meeting Tuesday, Sept, 8. A committee of live was order ed by motion, to be appointed by the chairman, to perfect some scheme whereby a stock compa ny might be organized to take charge of this Chautauqua work, thus relieving a few of all the work and responsibility. The following named gentlemen con stitute such committee: John Lichty, V. G. Lyford. J. E. Leyda, E. Cooper Bailev and W. A. Greenwald The matter of talent was dis cussed in all its phases and will probably be rediscussed on next Tuesday evening. It is everyone’s duty who has the welfare of the community at heart, to attend these meetings. Why didn’t yoU attend this meeting ? Won’t you attend the next one —Tuesday night. Sept. 8? BROKE EVEN AT STELLA Captured The Auburn Game--Lost The One With Highland Our boys went up to Stella Thursday and Friday of last week and defeated Auburn on the first day in a shut-out game 2 to 0. All from here who wit nessed it, called it a “dinger" game. Kelsey and Poteet did the battery act for Falls City. On Friday Falls City met Highland in a game popular for the amount of errors. The score was 6 to 7 in the latter’s favor. It is but justice to our boys to say that several of them were not in condition to play ball, having been up the previous night, riding the M. P. railroad (joke on the road) after a ball game the day before. Schmel zel and Poteet “played catch-’ for Falls City. We’ll bet a dollar to a dough nut that Falls City can beat Highland with the same team any old time. Dies Suddenly O. I. Hall of the Humboldt Standard dropped dead as he was about to take the train at that place for the state fair at Lincoln, Thursday. While he was apparently in the best of health, he has been gaining flesh rapidly the past few years and wras a large, fleshy man. He was late for his train on this occasion and made a run to the depot. As he reached the platform he stag gered and fell. Bystanders went to him and found that life was extinct. Mr. Hall was interested in the Standard with L. C. Edwards of this city, and had full charge since the latter’s election to the recorders office. He leaves a wife and little son some eight years of age. Stella Street Fair The two days street fair at Stella last week proved a success both as to crowds and pleasure. The ball games drew large crowds and were a pleasing feature. This picnic at Stella is an annual af fair given tor the enjoyment of their friends and each year proves | better than the preceding. TWAS FAST BALL AUBURN BEATS FALLS CITY IN TEN INNINGS It Was a Battle of Pitchers From Start to Finish--Scorc 2 to 0 A large crowd witnessed nine innings of the fastest ball ever played in Falls City last Wed nesday afternoon. For nine in nings neither Falls City or Au burn could score and from the way the pitchers were working and the teams playing it seemed that darkness alone would end the game. Kratzberg of Auburn pitched remarkable ball, but good as he was, Kelsey was bet ter. Kelsey's class as a pitcher is seen when you consider that he has pitched eighteen consec utive innings against Auburn without permitting a score. He shut them out at Stella and for nine innings here, and that kind of pitching is going some. Falls City had a splendid chance to win the game in the fifth but failed to put the man over by a combination of poor hitting and worse luck. Auburn’s two scores in the tenth were secured be ___1 SCHOOL OPENED THE SCHOOL BELL WILL BE A FAMILIAR SOUND NOW The High School, Centre!, Harlan and Business College Now Running Full Blast HI<i 1 r SCHOOL. At the sound of the bell, after a summer’s vacation one hun dred and twenty four of as bright and enthusiastic young people as ever decked the roll of a high school entered the school last Monday morning to again take up the pursuit of knowledge. The enrollment is larger this year than it has ever been before and the instructors say it will not be only the largest but the best school they have ever had. Although some felt that Aug ust ill was pretty early, yet no trace of dissatisfaction can be seen in the faces of the students this week. All are taking hold of their work vigorously. Not only is the school work starting right, but much inter est is already being manifested in the various interests of the school, such as basket ball, the Orange and Black, the high school paper, the band, and all other or gani zat i o n s. The school board has spent no SHALL THE PEOPLE RULE? The lesson of the recent primary election is very plain to those who care to sec At the last meeting of the State Liquor Dealers Association at Omaha an executive session was held. At this meeting a secret agreement was made that all members, without regard to party, would support only those ligisiativc candidates who were known to be opposed to county option. The democratic legislative ticket was chosen in Omaha and the word Was sent out from there who was to be nominated. Study the vote and see if this isn't true. Local members of the Liquor Dealers Association, who have always been republicans, called for democratic ballots at the primary and voted for legislators from Richardson county, dictated by Douglas county. Shall the people rule? Are we to have the privilege of naming our own men to represent us or is the Dahlman crowd of Omaha going to relieve us of that responsibility ? Those opposed to county option will have no politics in this contest. What will those in favor of it do? cause our infield showed a marked reversal in form. GAME IN DETAIL. 1. Stine beat out an infield hit to Foehlinger, it should have been an out but Adie was play ing too deep; Bright reached first on fielder's choice, Foster fielding his grounder to Heck, putting Stine out at second; Bright was out at second, Fos ter to Heck, on Doyle’s ground er, the latter taking first, Kraz berg out from Kelsey to Hea cock. No runs. Foehlinger out on bunt from catcher to first: Sears flew to third; Poteet Hew to pitcher. No runs. 2. Paris singled down third base line; Hale bunted to Kel sey, who threw Paris out at sec ond; Souders struck out; Fra zier flew out to Cornell. No runs. Foster flew out to left; Heck out from third to first: Sclnnel zel out short to first. No runs. :!. Caldwell walked; Stine flew out to Foster; Bright flew out to Cornell; Doyle struck out; ! No runs. Cornell out from short to first; i Heacock struck out: Kelsey flew out to short. No runs. 4. Kratzberg out from Heck to Continued on Fourth page little paius and money to put the building in good shape and to supply the needed apparatus. Two new physics tables have been placed in the laboratory, about §50 spent for apparatus and the whole building cleaned and the walls nicely painted. The faculty this year consists of Supt. E. L. Tobie, Principal E. K. Hearst, Miss Edith Field, of the History department, all of whom were here last year, and the three new teachers, Miss Hand, having the languages, Miss Florence Boose, the Liter ature and Miss Agneu, the music. The three grade rooms in the high school building are again in the hands of the Misses Grin stead, Gagnon and Lookabill. These rooms too, are very much crowded anil if the enrollment increases as fast in the future as it has in the past year, it will soon be necessary to provide move more. CENTltAL SCHOOL. On Monday morning the neigh borhood of the Central school building was a lively one and at j roll call lilt) pupils responded, i The yard had been nicely mowed 1 and the building put in good Continued on Eighth page A QUIET WEDDING Two Popular Young People Victims Of Cupid s Dart Yesterday evening at the home of (feorge Keichers and wife occurred the wedding of their daughter, Ktta Marie to | Thomas Llewelyn Davies. At eight o'clock the bride and groom entered the beautifully deco rated parlor where Rev. Mastin performed a beautiful and im pressive ceremony in the pres ence of a few immediate rela tives. After hearty congratulations an elegant lunch was served by Misses Maud and May Maddox and Stella Kchock. The bride was one ol Fall's City’s most successful music teachers and is an estimable and worthy young woman in every sense. The groom is a young man of the best character and with splendid prospects ahead of him. He is now engaged in the jewelry business in Auburn. They left immediately for Au burn, their future home and have the heartiest congratulations of a host of friends. A BUSINESS CHANGE M. Seff, of Kansas City, Mo., Has Moved Here For some time past M. Self lias been operating a store here, The Great Western Sales Co., it being a branch of his Kansas City Store. Mr. Self has been so well pleased with his busi ness here and likes the town so well that he has this week moved his family up here, where they will make their future home. Mr. Self was at one time a suc cessful business man at Atchi son, having been engaged in business there for eighteen years prior to the time he moved to Kansas City. The excitement of the city contrasted with our quiet little place, and Falls City's prospects for being a better town each succeeding year has prompted Mr. Self to make this change. Mr. Self has loaded his store with a nice stock of Clothing, Shoes and Furnishings and he says there i,s more to follow. We welcome Mr. Self to our midst.—Adv. HAD “STICKY" FINGERS They Stuck Fast to a Bolt of Silk Fined $10 And Trimmings A fellow giving the name of Jatnes Rodgers, tried .the shop lifting act at Matthews'store Sat urday. He must have been an old hand at the business because he had located the silk counter from the outside of the store and slipped in. captured a half bolt of line silk, almost making his “get away” before anyone connected with the store knew that he was there The cashier, however, caught a glimpse of him just as he was in the act of putting the silk un der his coat and called the atten tion of Mr. Little, the manager, who immediately had him arrest ed. He was fined SlO plus the trim mings, so he will donate S14.K0 worth of his valuable time. WINS MOKE PRIZES “Billy’ Holt Still Continues to Make Them Sit Up and Take Notice At Lincoln this week W. R. Holt won 17 prizes on his hogs at the state fair, capturing six first premiums, five second premiums, four third premiums and two sweep stakes. Mrs. Holt entered a tine herd on which she won the silver cup. These are tine hogs and “Billy” is surely capturing his share of the pre miums. SOCIETY NOTES AS TWAS TOLD TO OUP SO CIETY EDITOR Various Kinds of Entertainment by Individuals, Lodges. Clubs, Churches. Etc Friends in Council will meet to night with Miss Nellie Gilman A large crowd enjoyed the tea given by the Episcopal ladies at the home of Dr. Morseman Wed nesday evening. Shakespeare club will meet with Mrs. Himmelreich on Friday Sept. 11 at 2:30 p. m. All mem bers are requested to be present as there is important business to be transacted. The Presbyterian Ladies Ken sington will meet with Mrs. Geo. Hover this afternoon. She will be assisted by Mesdames Parch en, Keiler, Neitxel and Davies. All are invited. On Wednesday afternoon at the Lyford home Pearl Hanna, Laura Naylor and Mable Lyford entertained the members of the Methodist Kensington. A num ber were present and report a nice time. Kefreshtnents were served. Saturday the teachers and scholars of the Christian Sunday school enjoyed a very pleasant picnic in the country a few miles east of town. The were about 60 present and all took with them well filled baskets. The day was a very pleasant one and will long be remembered by those present. The members of the Methodist Sunday school gave a social at their church Friday evening for Missionary purposes. The house was beautiful^' decorated with potted plants, pillows, rockers, couches and cut flowers, which gave a very attractive appear ance- A large crowd was pres' ent. I. Hendricks and wife were pleasantly surprised Tuesday evening by the members of the K Tv. of S. No. 610. They have been faithful office holders and to show their appreciation the council presented Mr- Hendricks with a beautiful gold watch fob and Mrs. Hendricks with a gold pin; on each were engraved “K, L. of S. No. 610.” Supper was served at ten o’clock. On Monday afternoon Stella Scliock very pleasantly enter tained at her home in honor ol Etta Keichers. The affair was in the form of a china shower. A number of young ladies were present and dainty refreshments were served- Original poems were enclosed with the gifts and read by Miss Etta causing much merriment. On departing all joined in singing song for the bride elect. On Monday evening Maud Maddox planned and carried out a surprise for Etta Keichers fit her home in this city. A com pany of lady friends met at the home of the Schaible girls and went to the Keichers home and took her completely by surprise. On this occasion Miss Keichers was given a miscellaneous shower. She was sitting at a table writing when the friends entered and covered the table with packages. She was asked ' to guess what the packages in jdescribable in appearance con i tained and many were the sur prises when opened. Baseball at Preston Preston sported a “double header'1 game of baseball Sun day last. The first game was between Ft. Hazel and Preston and resulted in a score of 5 to 1 in favor of Ft. Hazel. The second game was between Falls City’s second nine and Preston, resulting in the for j mer’s defeat, score 10 to 5.