The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, September 04, 1908, Image 1

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    The Falls City Tribune.
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
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
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.
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
| 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?
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
He was fined SlO plus the trim
mings, so he will donate S14.K0
worth of his valuable time.
“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
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
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'
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.