The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, October 02, 1908, Image 1

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    The Falls C ty Tribune.
Various. Kinds of Entertcinment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
Churches, Etc
Mrs- John Wilson entertained
about thirty ladies at her home
Saturday evening as a farewell
for Mrs. Martin Kanaly before
leaving for her new home. It
was a “tacky” party and the cos
tumes were all original and
unique. bringing forth fresh
bursts of laughter as each guest
arrived. The evening wes spent
as only a crowd of ladies bent on
pleasure could spend it, and all
were sorry when the clock warned
them of the near approach of the
Sabbath. A nice lunch was
served, and it was a happy lot
who thanked Mrs. Wilson for
such a pleasant evening, but
through it all was a vein of sad
sadness, brought by the thought
of the separation so soon to take
place, but as Mrs. Kanaly is to
entertain them all at a house
party next summer, the sorrow
was lessened by the hope of the
meeting in the near future.
The Royal Highlanders will
meet in regular session at their
hall next Tuesday evening, and it
is earnestly requested that every
member be present, as several
questions of importance will come
up for discussion.
Mrs. John Oswald was hostess
to the Young Married Ladies’
Kensington club yesterday after
noon. The usual good time is
The M- E- Kensington met
with Mrs- Fred Farington on
Wednesday afternoon and enjoy
ed a most pleasant session. There
was a good crowd in attendance.
A splendid lunch was served by
the hostess, assisted by Misses
McDonald and Pittock.
The home ot George Schock in
this city* was the scene of a happy
gathering last Thursday, the oc
casion being a big family dinner
prepared by Mrs. Schock in honor
of the birthday of her brother,
Grant Stetler, of Burlington,Colo,
who with his wife were guests at
her home. It was a sort of a
Stetler reunion, as all of the rela
tives near bv were there, and it
was indeed a jollv crowd which
gathered around the dinner table
to do justice to the elegant re
past which had been prepared.
Those from out of town who were
present were A. R. Stetler and
wife of Pawnee Citv, A.L.Stetler
and family of Salem, and W. H.
Schock and family. It was a
gathering which will long be
The Woman’s club will meet
in the Elk rooms on Tuesday af
ternoon, Oct. 6th. at 2:30 o’clock,
when it is hoped there will be a
good attendance. -
The young ladies of the Epis
copal church are preparing to
put on an opera in the near fu
ture which promises to be of the
very best. The date has not
been definitely fixed, but full
particulars will be giver, next
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church served lunch Thursday to
the hungry crowd in town to wel
come Taft.
The D. of H. kensington will
meet with Mrs. L- Evans, Friday
afternoon, October
The W. C. T. U. meets Mrs. R.
R. Teeter, Wednesday afternoon.
A free will offering will be taken.
Hugh Boyd was one of the
good republicans from Humboldt
who came down to see our next
Monday, October 5 is the Date Set
For the Meeting
Whereas, The liquor interests
of tiie state under the leadership
of the Merchants A Manufactur
ers Association of Omaha, an
organization of saloon interests
of Omaha, are making a syste
matic and vigorous campaign to
control the next legislature, and
Whereas, There are many
voters in Richardson county, not
withstanding their partv affilia
tions on National and State is
sues and candidates, and who are
in favor of a vigorous campaign
being made to secure the election
to the legislature of men who are
known to favor County Option,
and who will not take orders
from the snloon interests of
Therefore, We, the under
signed, call on all voters favor
able to County Option to meet in
mass convention, on Monday,
October 5, 1908 at 2 o’clock p. tn.
at the court house in Falls City, j
Nebraska for the purpose ofor-i
ganizing the Richardson County
OptionLeague and the transaction
of such other business as may
come before the convention.
V. G. Lyfokp, Falls City
W. J. McCray, Stella
E. L. Evans. Shubert
J. M. Robertson, Verdon
H. C- Zoeller, Preston
John, Humboldt
S. P- Gist, Salem
With 240 others who have signed
the call.
This convention will afford an
opportunity to show the people
that we consider County Option
the paramount issue and we hope
a good delegationfrotn each town
in the county will attedd to as
sist in making plans for a vigor
ous campaign.
Suffering From Blood Poison
Frank Smith is confined to his
home this week with a severe
case of biood poison in his foot,
caused by a corn. > He is able to
hobble around a little with the
aid of crutches, and the doctor
apprehends no serious results, but
still it will be some time before
he has fully recovered
jerry Kanaly is also a victim
of blood poison, his being on his
hand caused from a scratch on his
finger. It is causing him a great
deal of trouble but he thinks he
will soon be all right.
A Falls City Man Left in the Lurch
at Robinson Fair
Yol It. Sears of Falls City, had
the novelty privilege at the fail
and being short of help employed
a young fellow who showed up
here Thursday morning. The
young man was given a stand to
himself to sell whips, return halls,
squawkers, etc. Saturday after
being busy most of the afternoon
he skipped out with what funds
he had and left Mr. Sears in the
lurch He was Been going west
up the railroad track and the
authorities at Hiawatha were noti
fied. Sunday he was captured
there. He gave his name as Sam
Burk, He had $17.25 on his per
son when caught, but Mr. Sears
claimed he sold enough stuff to
make $32.50. He waived his pre
liminray hearing and is laying in
jail until the November term of
court. Thursday nigh -T. P,Rush
slept in his stand at the grounds
and awoke during the night to find
some fellow searching his clothes.
He jumped up to get a hatchet
that was lying close and the would
be robber jumped over the counter
and ran away in the darkness with
out Mr. Rush recognizing him.
It is suspicted that Burk was
guilty of this too.—Robinson In
Court House Filled to Overflowing
and Marty Were Uuable To
Cain Admittance
The large and enthusiastic crowd
which heard Senator Burkett at
the court house Thursday night
was but a repetition of the greet
ings he is receiving wherever he
goes. The court house room was
far too small to accommodate the
vast crowd and many were the dis
appointed ones who could not get
in to hear the senators’ splendid
As popular interest seems to I
center on national candidates and
national issues, Senator Burkett
devoted much of his time to the
discussion of the same. His ten
years service in congress has given
him a familiarly with these sub :
je'ds which enables him to present j
them to his hearers in both an in- J
structive and entertniniugniamier.
He impressed upon those present |
the necessity of continuing the
good work accomplished in the |
past by the republican party in
national legislation, by the elec
tion of candidates who stand
pledged to the carrying out of the
work so well begun. He dwelt at
considerable length upon the
Gives Short Talk at Burlington
Depot to Thousands of En
thusiastic Hearers
“Taft" day in Falls City was
one long to be remembered. The
weather was perfect with bright
sunshine and just enough bracing
air to imbue all with the republi
can spirit and make them eager
for the walk to the Burlington
to catch just a glimpse of our
next president, and hear the few
words he had to say.
On account cn Ills short stay ill
this city no effort was made to
decorate or put on holiday attire
up town*- although there was a
goodly display of bunting and
flags and Taft’s pictures were
displayed in every conceivable
place, while everyone wore Taft
badges. At the depot however
the decorations were more pro
fuse, but what we lacked in this
respect was made up in the hearty
ovation accorded Mr. Taft when
the special train pulled in at the
depot. The cheers of the vast
crowd were deafening, and for a
time it looked as though the brief
time here would be taken up by
their uncontrollable enthusiasm,
but finally »juiet was restored and
The Governors of two s'ales are in the polit
ical lime light--Governor Haskell of Oklahoma and
Governor Hughes of New York.
Mr. Bryan champions Haskell and criticises
Judge Taft champions Hughes and criticises
Two United States Senators have engaged pub
lic attention for the past two weeks--Senator For
aker of Ohio and Senator Bailey of Texas.
Judge Taft has repudiated Foraker.
Mr. Bryan is silent on Bailey.
Not from the words of men but from their
works shall the citizens of a republic separate the
sheep from the goats--the politicians from the
strength of the republican national i
and state ticket, speaking in glow
ing terms of Taft, referring to him
as the best and strongest candidate
any party had ever nominated and
assured bis bearers that his elec
tion guarantees the continuance of
the present progressive policies.
In speaking of the state ticket
Gov. Sheldon and Nebraska,under
his leadership, was paid a fine
tribute. Among other things he j
•‘No party in any state at any
time ever had such a magnificient |
record to point to, and no set of I
men ever had so much to their
glory as has Governor Sheldon and
that, republican legislature of two
years ago. Sheldon was the in
spiration of the hour-t-his was the
guiding hand. Like the great
general that he was with h s party !
platform as iiis chart of action
calmly,patiently and unrelentingly
he directed the battle until every
fortress of opposition had been
stormed and every pledge had
been redeemed. Upon that record
alone the party is entitled to b^
endorsed, and Governor Sheldon
is entitled to be re-elected.”
The speech throughout was free j
from all malicious and mud sling
ing attacks, so common in political
speeches, he presenting his theme
in a lair, broad minded manner
which won for him many new ad
mirerers, and republicans and
democrats alike pronounce it one
of the very best talks ever listeued
to in our city.
we were privileged to hear good
things our next president had to
tell us.
The speaking over, there was a
wild rush for a hand shake, and
while all were not accorded this
privilege, still hundreds grasped
the hand of one of the greatest
inen our nation has ever known.
In the party were Congressman
Pollard, who introduced the
speaker, Senators Burkett and
Brown, Will Hayward, secretary
of the national committee; J. W.
Keifer,chairman state committee;
Mr. Teejarden, a congressional
committeeman; Victor Rosewater
national committeeman, Mr. 1
Ransdell, sargent of arras of U.
S. Senate; Dr. Richardson a
throat specialist of Washington;
H. C. Lindsey, clerk of the Su
' preine court; Frank Helden one
of the state committeemen; and
our own Robt. Cain, jr., who
joined the party at Pawnee City -
' besides a number of press repre
The special train was trans
fered from the Burlington to the
Missouri Pacific at this place, and
| with only a few moments delay
I was permitted to go on its way.
I the speaker scattering words of
jcheer to the vast throngs that
greeted him at every stop.
Yesterday afternoon Ed Jones
was brought home from St. Joe, I
where he underwent an operation :
for appendicitis. His many j
friends will be glad to know he
is improving.
Second Week a Busy One with Many
Cases Still on Docket
District court opened up Mon
day on its second week Judge
Raper is presiding, and while no
time has been lost and much
work accomplished, there are
still many cases to be disposed of
and it will require several days
more to clear the docket- The
jury will possibly be discharged
The following cases were con
tinued :
Floyd Sterns ys. Joseph Ray,
Sarah Morris vs. M. R. Wilson,
appeal from justice court.
In the matter of application of
Frank Simon to sell estate of
Chas. Gagnon, deceased.
First National Bank, Hum
boldt, vs- F- W. Satnuelson, et al,
action on bond.
John Spengler vs. M. ly Kent
ner, appeal trom justice court.
Whitaker Bros, vs. S. J. Clark,
O. K. Wertz vs. C. B. & Q. R.
R. Co. damages.
Heirs of James Hosford, de
ceased, vs. Drainage District No.
Wenzel Skalak and C. W. At
wood vs. Luther Loop.
In the case of State vs. Fren
chy on the charge of burglary,
French}- was given thirty days
in the county jail
State of- Nebraska vs. Fred
Thieman, selling liquor without
license, defendant was fined $200
and costs.
State of Nebraska vs. Fred
Thieman, selling liquor without
license, dismissed by county at
William Otto vs. C. JJ. & Q. R.
R. Co. damages, verdict for Otto
for $1,100.
Benjamin Poteet ys. unknown
heirs of P. Bolen, deceased, to
quiet title, findings in favor of
Amelia Reiger vs. heirs of
Henry Reiger, deceased,mandate,
findings in favor of defendant.
Application of Harvey Ileas
ton, administrator, license to sell
real estate, license granted.
Christina Prosser vs. Wm- II.
Prosser, divorce, granted.
Peter Frederick, sr., vs. Jacob
Gebhart, et al, foreclosure and to
cancel partial release, judgment
and foreclosure ordered.
State of Nebraska vs. Delin
quent Taxes. scavenger law,
judgment against C- B. & Q.
State of Nebraska vs. Guy
Stabler, bastardy. This case is
on trial at this time and we go to
j press to early to give results.
Stereopticon Lecture
The second historical and bio
graphical illustrated lecture upon
the Brethren in America will be
given at the Brethren church next
Sunday evening. The people
will have to go early to get a seat,
as two weeks ago when the first
lecture was giveu the audience
that came could not nearly all get
in the church. Miss Edna De
Wald will sing a sacred solo lllus
jtrated with beautifully colored
I view’s. The public is welcome.
! An offering will be taken for ex
| penses.
Bought a Home
K. Horrocks closed a deal this
j week, whereby he becomes the
possessor of the Battreal property
| in the southwest part of town, he
trading one of hispiecrsof land
j near Welsh, Okl., for the same.
This is a very desirable home
anil Mr. Horrocks is to be con
gratulated upun securing it. He
j will take possession at once.
Did Not Show Up
The ball game advertised for
Tuesday between Falls City and
the Haskell Indians was not pull
ed off for the reason that the
redskins failed to put in an ap
pearance. It was a disappoint
ment to our fans as many had
arranged to attend, and as the
season is drawing to a close we
regret missing even one game.
Mrs. Henry Been Receives Fatal
Injures. Which Resulted
In Her Death
The quiet of Sunday afternoon
was disturbed by the ringing of
the tire bell, which called our lire
department to the home of Henry
Been in the east part of town,
where it found the house in
flames The fire was checked
without much trouble but not be
fore it had done its deadly work
on Mrs Been.
The facts, as near as we can
learn are these. Mr. Been had
tilled the coaloil stove and in
doing so had spilled a great deal
of the oil on the stove and with
out his knowledge had run down
on the floor, and when he at
tempted to light the stove, in an
instant the whole thing was a
mass of flames and the oil tank
Mrs. Been, who is a paralytic
and has been unable to walk for
two years, was sitting near and
soon the Hames reached her. She
fought hard, and when the neigh
bors arrived, who had been at
tracted by her screams, she had
reached the door, but in her
crippled condition could get no
further. She was taken to the
home of Mrs. Sol Stump and
medical aid summoned, who at
first hoped for the best, but it
developed later that she had in
haled the llames and nothing
could be done but to make her
last hours as comfortable as pos
sible and the unfortunate one
lingered until Monday evening,
when death relieved her of her
terrible sufferings. Mr. Been
was also badly burned and for a
time fears were held as to the
outcome, but it is now thought
he will recover.
The house was damaged to
quite an extent but the loss is
fully covered by insurance. This
is indeed a sad case, coming as it
does to this couple, who had al
most finished this life’s journey,
and to the one who is thus left
alone in his old age, the sympa
thy of the entire community is
Emma Howell Been was born
in Griggsville, Mo., in 1833,
where she passed her girlhood
days. About twirty-seven years
ago she came to Nebraska, resid
ing most of the time since then
in this city. During her long
residence here she has gathered
about her many friends, who are
deeply grieved at her sad and
awful death. She was married
to Henry Been about 12 years
ago. Since June, 1907, she has
been an invalid, being almost
hel( less most of the time, but
through it all was always kind
and patient- Besides her hus
band she leaves two sisters, Mrs.
Sarah Sare of Mound City, Mo.,
and Mrs, Libbie Burdick of San
Francisco. The funeral was
held Tuesday afternoon from the
home of Mrs. Sol. Stump, con*
ducted by Rev. Mastin of ;tie M.
E. church and the remains laid
to rest in the Steele cemetery.
To Have Another Paper
L- S. L. Rohmeyer of Auburn
was in the city Saturday looking
over the field for the purpose of
establishing a German paper in
this city. He made this office a
pleasant call and informed us
that he is very favorably impress
ed with the outlook and hopes 'o
have the Nebraska State Citiz- i s
Gazette, which will be the nam
of the publication, in circulatior
in about four weeks
Mr. Rohmeyer has been run
ning a German paper in Auburn
for about eight years, and it is
his intention to divide the plant
and bring part of it to this city.
We extend the gentleman a
hearty welcome and wish him
success in his venture.