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About The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191? | View Entire Issue (July 30, 1909)
Vol. VI Number 30
IN SPITE OF RAINY WEATHER
SUCCESS IS WITH US.
Attractions of a High Order and
Appreciative Audiences the
Rule of the Assembly,
The weather man has not been
very kind, in a way, to the Chautau
qua management. The rain on
Sunday was a severe blow to them
from a financial standpoint. A great
many of the season tickets are usu
al . purchased on that day, but very
few were sold Sunday. Nearly ev
er., morning, so far this week, threat
ening weather lias prevailed just long
enough for the out of town people to
m, • up their minds not to come,
the 1 turn out to lie a nice bright
The talent this year far exceeds
th. t of last year. It lias cost the
management $750.00 more money
than last year's program did, but to
-« the words of another, “the dif
fee; "'nee in the quality is worth the
diii rente in the price.” With good
weather the rest of the session the
as-delation will probably just about
F. D. Coburn, the man who de
ck ed to be United States Senator,
from Kansas, was the first speaker
on the program. lie interested his
listeners with “alfalfa talk” on Sat
urday and gave them a great deal of
information. He is not an eloquent
speaker, and his subject does not
permit of eloquence, but he knows all
The Toronto Male Quartet render
ed several classic and popular songs
In the afternoon and evening of Sat
urday, Sunday and Monday. This
company has few equals on the Chau
tauqua circuits. They made a great
“bit” with everyone.
The rain Sunday cut the attendance
in half, but the half that went and
heard Gahrlal R. Maguire, the Irish
orator, say that the half that
stayed at home certainly missed a
treat In educational lines. Mr. Ma
guire is a wonderfully large man in
more ways than physique—he is a
man of intelligence, of education
and achievements. His lecture,‘‘With
an Irishman Through the Jungles of
Africa,” was full of instruction, wit
Robert Parker Miles was the cen
ter of attraction on Sunday night
and on Monday afternoon. Dr. Miles
in introducing himself said that one
time over in Iowa he was giving a
lecture and that after it wras over an
old gentleman came up to the plat
forra, shook hands with him, con
gratulated him on his talk and said
‘‘he had been taking his pills ' for
twenty years.” “Now,” said Dr.
Miles, “I don’t want any of you
Falls City people to think that I am
that Dr. Miles, for I am not.” Mr.
Miles is a pleasing talker and Is
chock full of humor. His experience
as a newspaper reporter has given
him an insight into all sides of life.
His “Tallow Dips” and “Sparks”
were fine. He has a manner on the
platform that is his alone, and it
ph ased his audience.
Maupin's Military Band and Orch
estra furnished the musical entertain
ment on Monday, Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday. Mr. Maupin is
an exceptionally good leader and has
collected a good combination of
Monday evening the assemblage
was instructed and entertained by the
platform manager, E. W. Lanham.
Mr. Lanham is a good talker and a
splendid platform man.
•Billy” Sunday! '‘Billy” was
here Tuesday afternoon, and the
capers he did cut on the platform
“was a plenty.” He lambasted right
and left and never missed the mark.
Mr. Sunday is an entertaining talk
er. a plain speaker and an enemy of
the liquor traffic. His lecture Tues
day afternoon was of an evangelistic
nature and pleased the majority. He
is a fire-eater and is full of ginger.
The Hinshaw Grand Opera Quartet
gave two concerts on Wednesday—
one in the afternoon and one in the
evening. “They were fine, simply
fine,” a local musician was heard to
’ say. “The best I ever heard,” said
another. Several were heard to say
that no such musical attraction has
ever been presented in southeastern
Booth Lowrey, poet, humorist and
satirist, made many admirers at the
assemblage Wednesday afternoon. He
has a peculiar faculty of mixing hu
mor and philosophy together to make
THE BOYS'' OF 61
MEMBERS OF VETERN P ST NO. 84 OF FALLS CITY.
Grand Army Posts were orgarized in every northern state soon aft r the close of the war of the rebellion, in order to preserve and stren
gthen among the soldiers who had returned to their lion es those kind a id fraternal feelings which had bound them together while In the service
of their country, and that the memory and history of those who had ialien in the contest, as well as of those that might thereafter pass
away, should be preset ved.
Among the Grand Army Posts thus o>ganizcd was VETERAN F'OjT NO. 84 of this city. It was chartered on January 19, 1882, and for
twenty-seven years the soldiers residing here have kept it up in a creditable and satisfactory manner.
Among it’s roll of members have been many of our respected citizens. Seme have moved away to other homes; some have been laid
to rest in our beautiful cefneteiy, where their graves are annually decorated by their surviving comrades, and fully fifty are still living in our
The Grand Army men own their own hall, which has electric lights and city water, and is nicely decorated with stacks of arms, such as
the men carried when in the service, and by plenty of flags. The hail also has a fully supplied kitchen and dining room, where, under the
management of the strong and loyal members of the Womans Relief Corps, sumptuous dinners and suppers are served during the year, which add
greatly to the social and fraternal feeling existing among the old soldiers and their families.
Our citizens are proud of having these loyal and true men residing with us and in every way possible we take a pride in- making their path
way through life as pleasant to them as possible.
The above photo represents those members of the post that attended their meeting on July 9th. In this photo are J. C. Yutzy, Barton
C. Mettz, E. P. Glines and J. R. Wilhite, who have been associated with the since its oiganization and who were charter members, twenty
seven years ago.
Following are their names and the regiment in which they served:
Israel Messier—Co. G.. 101 Ind.
J. D. Spragins—Co. E., 40 111. Infty.
Josiali Wilson—Co. F.. 1 Iowa Cav.
/Jacob Miller—Co. B., 1 Neb. Cav.
Levi Frederick—Co. M., 2 Ind. Cav. |
A. R. Scott—Co. C„ 04 Pa. Infty.
A. Moore—Co. I.,28 Iowa Infty.
T. F. Plumb—Co. C., 06 Ohio Infty.
E. P. Glines—Co. G„ 3 Wis. Infty.
.1. H. Cline—Co. E., 38 Ind. Infty.
Samuel H. Bayne—Co. H., 36 111.
Edward Melton—Co. L>„ 23 Mo. Infty
C F Kreker—Co. H., 7 U. S. Infty.
John Hermes—Co. B., 8 111. Infty.
William Oswald—Co. H., 44 Ohio
B. Simanton—Co. H., 13S Ind. Infty.
W. A. Whitaker—Co. E„ 47 Ohio
Rev. E. L. Yoder—Co. C.. lot Pa.
I Sam'l Mower—Co. A., 140 III. Infty.
J. W. Nausler—Co. I.. 125 111. Infty.
Chas. Will—Co. B.. 54 Pa lofty.
Stepher Prior—Co. K., 50 111. Infty.
B. C. Mettz—Co. IP. B6 111. Infty.
.1. R. Messier—Co. F., Miss. Marine
Geo. W. Schock—Co. 11.. 10!) Ohio
S. P. Redwood—Co. A., 8 New York
W. IP Kerr—Co. C’.. 36 Ind. Infty.
Thomas Kelsey—Co. C., 34 Ind.
E. A. Maust—Co. K, 171 Pa. Infty.
Isaac Buckley—Co. A., 7 Kas. Cav.
Robert Gilroy—Co. H., 41 Iowa
John I>. Cleaver—Co. K., 26 Wis.
J. C. Yutzy— Co. C., 54 Pa. Infty.
Geo, Llnsacum--Co. K., !) Ind. Cav.
J. R. Wilhite—Co. E., 14 111. Infty.
J. A. McCormack—Co. B., 147 Ind.
entertainment. He has a pleasing
personality and a good voice.
The forenoons, except Sunday,
were taken up with Domestic Science
under the able leadership of Miss
Florence Norton and Bible Lectures
by the platform manager, E. \V. Lau
Mrs.Birdie Matipin conducted Child
ren’s Hour on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday mornings. The little
folks enjoyed it and so did the "big"
J. M. Bower of the Electric Thea
ter manipulated the moving picture
machine on Saturday, Monday, Tues
day and Thursday evenings After
the first night they were fine. A mis
fit lens-was the cause of the poorly
reflected pictures Monday evening.
The loud talking on the outside of
the auditorium during a lecture or a
musical rendition should be stopped.
Several said that that little English
man, Dr. Miles, put them in mind of
our English preacher, Dr. Bailey.
E. W. Lanham is a good platform
man and lias kept good order in the
Those who had charge of the se
lection of the program deserve a
compliment on their good judgment.
The talent this year, taken as a
whole, far excels that of last year in
Rev. R. R. Teeter, Chautauqua man
ager, has been a ‘‘much busy man
Over a thousand single admission
tickets were sold Tuesday.
THE BUSY MISSOURI PACIFIC
PART OF THE MACHINERY HERE
AND WORK UNDER WAY,
No Signs of “ Foolin’”—The Signs
for a Greater Falls City Ap
parent to the Wise Ones.
Several cars of horses, graders, and
steam engines for grading, etc., are
now on the ground and work is being
pushed ahead. A great many labor
ers are in town and more will follow
Who said the Missouri Pacific was
Watch for a greater Falls City.
AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT.
The “Blind” Corner Was the Cause
—No One Hurt.
At the “blind” corner out by
Eichoff's and Zorn's, the automobiles
of Joe Spickler andTom Gist came
together Saturday evening.
Joe Spickler was accompanied by
a crowd from Shubert who were com
ing to Falls City to attend the republi
can convention and the Gist car was
in charge of Frankie Gist.
The accident was the fauit of no
one in particular, neither party see
ing the other until it was too late.
No serious damage was done to
either car, and none of the occupants
of the cars were injured.
This is an extremely bad comm
and an accident could happen there
almost any time, even with the most
extreme caution being practiced.
New Phone Books.
This office Just completed the new
telephone directories. Any who have
failed to get one c-an secure it by
calling at central office.
STREET PAVING NO DREAM
BRICK HERE ALL READY FOR
PAVING STONE STREET.
Contractor Heineman Has the Men
At Work Unloading Brick
With Which to Pave.
Charlie Heineman lias bis men at
work now unloading the brick to
pave Stone street. It arrived Wed
nesday evening. Now watch for a
greater Fails City.
CARRIAGE TEAM RAN.
Frank Schulenberg's Team Became
Frightened at Automobile.
Saturday evening Frank Schulen
berg's team became frightened at an
automobile while they were in front
of The Tribune office and turned
abruptly, breaking the tongue of the
carriage. The piece of tongue which
j remained to the vehicle extended
over one of the horse’s back and af
| ter they turned ^he corner at Graham's
! lumber yard it slipped to the ground
' and turned the carriage over on its
] side, with driver and all. When the
! carriage was turned over both horses
' fell and were not able to get up
! without heli).
Bystanders at Powell & Frederick’s
I new garage assisted in straighten
ing out the "muss.”
No one was seriously injured ami
! it's a miracle that more damage was
! not done. The carriage was broken
and scratched in several places.
New Oil Wagon.
Heck & Harlow have their new
oil wagon in good working order now.
They are the district agents for the
Beatrice Oil Co., and are working up
a tremenduous trade in this part of
WILLIE KAPP INJURED.
Team Ran Away. But Willie Stay
ed With Them,
!• i'id ay morning, bright and early,
Willie Kapp was using the black
hearse team from the barn of Heiser
| & Heiser, having them hitched to the
i running gears of a lumber wagon
j with some boards laid upon it for a
j bottom. One of the loose boards
| clipped down upon the horses and
frightened them to such an extent
that they became unmanagable. They
ran north on Stone street to the
court house, east on that street to
the convent and south two blocks,
then west to Graham’s lumber yard,
where they were stopped by Clarence
Heck and Tom Frank.
All this time Willie was staying
with the wreck. He tried in vain to
pull the horses up, but every effort^at
they forced the loose boards up
against them and they would start
No damage was done to the wag
on. The horses were scratched a
little and Willie is still limping as
a result of a severe bruise upon his
“CRAP SHOOTER^’’ SURPRISED.
A Little Game at Humboldt Was
Special from Humboldt.
John Powers, Sr., surprised a gang
of “crap shooters” in one of his
sheep barns last Sunday. A part of
them with much quietness and speed
left town. The ones that remained
are wearing their woolen clothing to
conteract the chills they are having.
Further developments will probably
take place soon.
DEATH OF OLD RESIDENT
CHARLES DAESCHNER PASSES
AWAY LAST MONDAY.
Had Lived in Richardson County
Since 1667 Was a Useful
and Upright Citizen.
Special from Preston:
Suddenly and without, any warning
Mr. P. Daesehner took sh-k with
the cramps early in the morning
July 26th ami by nine n. m. he was
He was born January 14, 1847, and
died July 26, lilt)!), being 62 years,
6 months and 12 days of age at his
Mr, Daesehner came to Richardson
county In 1807 and he lived here a
peaeeablo and useful life. The great
er part of this time was spent on
the old farm nenr the Zion church,
six miles cast of Falls City and a
goodly number of years lie lived in
Preston. Mr. Daesehner was a mem
ber of the Evangelical church at
Preston. Though being an Invalid,
yet what strength he had was gladly
given to advance (he good.
Ills funeral was conducted by his
pastor, Rev. A. Mattlll, assisted by
Rev, .1. It. Nannlnga. Interment took
place In the Zion cemetery.
In the death of Charles Daesehner
Preston lost, one of her most promi
nent and highly honored citizens,
Mr. Daesehner leaves a host of
friends and several relatives In Pres
WITH THE FANS.
Only Two of the Advertised Games
The hall hoys had three games ad.
vertlsed for this week—Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday, but owing
to the “crippled" condition of the
local team the last game with Au
[.burn was called off.
First one Twelve Innings.
The first game was played with
Tecurnseh. It took twelve innings to
decide the bout. Falls City succeed
ed in winning the game, although the
team was weakened on account of
Tom Poteet not being able to “catch"
Heacock, because of a lame arm
which had been injured in the Au
burn game last week. Eddie Po
teet did the pitching and Robert
Heck caught the game.
The youngsters showed up fine and
will develop into a strong battery an
The game resulted in a score of
10 to 9 in favor of the local club.
“Hilly" Sunday umpired the game.
Auburn Won, 13-2. }
The Wednesday afternoon game was
n. g. Not because the local hoys
were beaten so badly, but just be
cause it wasn’t a good game.
The Falls City team were all crip
pled up and could not secure any
strength from out of town for the oc
casion. Schmelzel pitched the game
and Tom Poteet caught. The score
was 13 to 2 in favor of Auburn.
MISSOURI CLAIMS ONE MORE.
“Less" Cronin Carried Away With
the Flood Waters.
Word reached this city last Thurs
day evening of the drowning of
Leslie Cronin, the fourteen year old
son of James Cronin of Rulo.
Young Cronin was last seen with
another lad about his age going to
ward the Missouri river. The other
boy denies that they had gone to
the river, but Cronin’s clothing was
found upon the banks of the river and
there is no doubt in the minds of rel
atives that the river claimed the
Mesdames Leslie Leeds and T. J.
MeKiever of this city are sisters
of the deceased and went to Rulo
ROBBED AT HUMBOLDT.
Local Talent Supposed to Have
Special from Humboldt.
H. W. Howe’s drug and jewelry
store was broken into last Sunday
night and about $100.00 worth of
watches and Jewelry stolen. Admit
tance was gained through a window
in the rear end of the building. Two
watches were found on a vacant lot
by small children on Monday. There
is no positive clue as to who were
the robbers, but suspicion points very
strongly to local talent.
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