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Vol. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1909. Number 33
WITH REGARD TO THE UPLIFT
OF YOUR HOME TOWN
What to Be and What Not to Be
—Be a Booster At All Times
- Never a Knocker.
A town whose citizens have no pub
lic spirit is on the way to the ceme
The citizen who will do nothing to
help his own town is helping to dig
The citizen who growls about his
town being “The worst ever” is
assisting in its burial.
The business men who w ill not ad
vertise is driving the hearse.
The citizen who is a chronic grum
bler and always pulling back in ev
ery public enterprise is throwing bo
quets on the grave.
The citizen who“knocks” and howls
“hard times" preaches the funeral sc
Point to a town whose citizens
count every dollar gotten from their
neighbor iis gain; and every dollar
given to a school or college or church
or library or Chautauqua or lecture
course as loss, and you point to a
town on which there rests a business
and social blight, which will be
known throughout your state as “A
good town to move from.” Do your
part, then, as citizens! Count for
something In the affairs of your town
or city. Pledge your word and honor
that so long as you reside in a com
munity it shall be your constant aim
to “boost” it in every way you can.
That you will not “knock,” but will
do all you can for every public en
terprise that has for its object the
best interests of the community. That
you will submit to the majority rule,
and not growl if things are not al
ways as you think they should be.
That you will keep in mind that if a
town is good enough for you to make
your money in, it is the legitimate
place for you to spend it,and will buy
everything you can of your home-town
merchants. That you will always say
something good of your town and
people or keep silent, except in case
of a public nuisance. That you will
not encourage nor contribute to in
jurious reports about your neighbors
or business competitors, but will use
the scales of charity in weighing the
shortcomings of your fellows. Prac
tice this teaching and your town will
be one into which the best families
will come as the children gather round
the fire on a winter's night. Take
a big dose of cheerfulness and feel
that the best is yet to come.
Be an Optimist.
‘‘I admire the man who is always bal
Who is smiling through his galways
Not the cheap, shoggy grin of the
fellow who’s all in,
But the smile of those who win in
There’s too much of vain repining in
And I weary of the whining, grunting
And I love the cherry chap who en
counters any hap
With the smiles that overlap, who has
And I don’t believe your growling, or
Or your kicking or your growl
ing ever helps;
For the thoroughbreds are still, when
the fight is going ill,
And the howls that split the air come
Don't Be a Pessimist.
A pessimist is one who has an in
growing grudge against humanity In
general, and himself in particular. He
sees failures hopelessly.
An optimist is one who has suc
ceeded in associating with humanity
for some time without becoming- a
cynic. He sees the failures but never
loses faith in the manhood and woman
hood of America.
Wanted in Illinois.
Chief of Police Marts and Sheriff
Fenton picked up a fellow Satujday,
who claims Iowa Point as his home
and that his name is Ray Titus. His
description tallies with that of a man
who broke jail at Monmouth, 111 .
while confined there under the name
of Scott. The sheriff of that town,
upon being notified of his arrest, tel
egraphed instructions to hold him
and that they would be here and get
| Hot Weather and Indifference Kept
Many From Voting.
Tuesday was primary election day.
but an old fashioned county conven
tion* would have created more enthu
siasm than it did.
Aside from a few candidates, who
had competition in their own party,
being a little active, one could have
easily forgotten it was primary day.
The vote in the county Was light,
extremely light, and encourages dis
satisfaction with the new law.
The returns have not been official
ly counted, and some precincts have
not been estimated, but the following
nominations for county officials are
For Treasurer—George lieieherH
For Clerk—R. W. Daggett
For Judge—A. R. Scott
For Sheriff—W. 1\ Fergus
For Register of Deeds—F. M. Boss
For Superintendent—A. D. Sargent
For Coroner—Geo. \V. Reneker
For Surveyor—R. E. Grftistead
For Supervisor Dist. No. C—John Min
For Treasurer—John .1. Hutchings
For Clerk—Geo. W. Morris
For Judge—John Gagnon
For Sheriff—AV. T. Fenton
For Register of Deeds—E. C. Edward
For Superintendent—T. J. Oliver
For Coroner—Dr. M. L. Wilson
For Supervisor Dist. No. 6—Warren
A HOUSE ON STILTS.
House Fell—“And Great Was The
Workmen had raised George
Dits’ house preparatory to putting a
foundation under same, with the aid
of jacks. In digging the earth to
find a solid place some of the jacks
had become undermined and in the
evening, after the workmen had left
Monday, the house fell, going into the
There was one occupant in the
house at the time of the accident,
Mary Murphy. She was frightened,
but not Injured. -The house was con
siderably wrecked, but can be repair
ed very easily. The household goods,
dishes and bric-abracs were all
heaped together, and but very little
damage was suffered by them.
WANDERING CHLID FOUND.
Searchers Discovered Little One By
Hedge With Faithful Dog.
Many of the residents of this com
munity joined a searching party Sat
urday, endeavoring to find a three
year old child who had wandered
home Fridav evening. The search
was continued until two o’clock Sun
day morning when it was found
about four miles from home, asleep
by a hedge, a faithful dog watching
watching beside it.
The child was a daughter of Gus
Beck, who is incompetent to. care
for his children, and they %ill be
put into other homes.
Mr. Beck was brought to Falls
City Wednesday and arrainged before
the insanity board who decided to
send him to an institution for treat
ment. The children will be placed in
Elderly Man Prostrated.
Sunday afternoon Philip Shouse.an
old gentleman from Illinois, 'fe broth
er-in-law of Mrs. Shouse, who lives
east of the Central school, was over
come by the intense heat. A physi
cian was called, who administered to
his needs, and after the cool of the
evening he was restored to conscious
Married at National.
Rev. F. E. Day united in marriage
Mr. Wpi. Smith of Douglas, Neb., and
Miss Pearl Hollowman of Colby,
Neb., at the National Hotel, Wed
They left for Kansas City 1o spend
a day and will then go to Illinois.
An itemized statement of the re
ceipts and expenditures of the Falls
City Chautauqua Association for 1900
is on file at the State Bank and may
be inspected by any member of the
The State Bank this week treated
itself to some new cement sidewalks
to take the place of some of the old
THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS ’TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
A sufficient number of guests to
play three tables of whist were enter
tained at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
William Uhlig on last Thursday ev
ening. Mr. David Graham, of Ore
gon, being the guest of honor. The
game was enjoyed on the porch and
punch was served. Mrs. Bert Iteavis
and Simon Davies were the most
skillful at the game, having the best
score to their credit at the end. Mrs.
Katherine Wylie assisted with the
serving of the delighful refresh
Miss Helen Jackson of £?t. Joseph,
Mo., was ihe guest of lionor at a
beautiful reception given at the home
of Miss Louise Rule on 'Thursday ev
ening. The evening's entertainment
consisted of games and music, and
dainty refreshments were served.
rile home of Miss Ruth Schock
was the scene of a happy crowd of
young ladies Friday afternoon. The
affair was a linen shower in honor
of Miss Florence Wylie, who is to
wed Mr. Kverett Peckinpaugh of Ot
tawa Kas., August 20th. A number
RULO STREET FAIR.
Humboldt Band Made Many Friends—
A General Good Time.
Special from lUilo.
The three days’ picnic closed Sat
urday night at midnight. A good
crowd from all the neighboring towns
attended as well as large crowds from
the country. The weather, if it had
only been a little cooler, would have
A number of refreshment stands
took care of the wants of the people.
A balloon ascention was made each
The Humboldt, band furnished mu
sic and made many friends among
It was a place where* many friends
met, who had not met for some time
before, but owing to the excessive
heat and the length of timov which
the picnic was held a very tired crowd
was glad to see the close.
A NEW FIRM.
Jean Cain and Blaine Yoder Will Sell
Jean (Jain and Blaine Yoder have
r< nled the office room formerly used
by Cleaver & Sebold, ill the .lessen
building and will open up a Vacuum
They have contracted for several
counties in Southeastern Nebraska
and Brown county, Kas., as their
territory, and expect to reap a big
harvest front the largo field.
The Vacuum Cleaning business is
FINANCIAL report of
Falls City Chautauqua Association
Season and Single
Ticket Sale.$3.0 19 15
Advertising, etc. ... 435 76
Bal. from last year... 3 12 92
Int. on last years's de
deposit . 4 70
Totat . $3,772 53
Printing and Adver
tising . 25 I 85
Auditorium Rent_ 202 87
Labor. 323 8 I
Tents. 89 00
Draylng, Sundries 49 15
Total .$3,696 68
Balance . 75 85
R. R. TEETER, Secretary.
of beautiful pieces of linen was giv
en Miss Wylie as a memento of the
occasion, among them being a hand
some table cloth, which the young
ladies hemmed for her during the
afternoon. An elaborate luncheon was
served, heart-shaped place cards be
ing used. The refreshments were
Miss Lela Powell entertained a
number of young lady friends at. six
o’clock dinner Friday after which
they enjoyed the evening at the Elec
tric theater. The guests of honor
were Misses Helen Jackson of St.
Joe, Mo., and Miss Ora Fishback of
The Friends In Council are to be
entertained at the Barton residence
August 26t.h, Mrs. Barton and Miss
Josephine Graves to be hostesses.
In the neighborhood of a hundred
friends gathered at the German hall
Monday evening to celebrate the
birthday anniversary of Mrs. Mary
Buchholz. The evening was spent in
games, dancing and a general good
time. Those present were members
of the German Society. Refresh
ments consisting of cake and ice
cream were served, and after stay
ing until a late hour and wishing Mrs.
Buchholz many returns of the occa
sion, the gathering departed for their
The Daughters of Isabella gave a j
lawn social at the home of Father
Bex on Wednesday evening. Re
freshments were served at 15 cents
and the proceeds will be 'used for
The Presbyterian Junior C. E. had ,
a picnic Tuesday evening at the home
of Mrs. Jake Marmot. Everyone had
a most enjoyable time and, because
I of tin? large numbi present, games
i were all played on tue park grounds.
Bert Baker has been on Ihe sick
list for a fewd ays.
comparatively a new thing, having
only been used In the larger cities for
a few years, but with great success.
If it’s a good thing in a largo city,
it should be a good thing in a smaller
one—so we predict an enormpus bus
iness for these young men.
Another new firm—now watch Falls
Careless Auto Drivers Caused Costly
Accident at Salem.
Special from Salem.
While out driving Sunday evening
Walter Carlisle and Miss Crook were
badly shaken up, as a result of their
team being frightened a* an auto
They were unaware of it being near
them, as the driver had neglected to
light his lamps. Mr. Carlisle’s shoul
der was dislocated and the young
lady was badly bruised.
The buggy was entirely destroyed.
Such drivers ought to be fined be
cause of their neglect to attend to
signals and keeping both front and
back lights lighted after dark.
ESTABLISHED NEW GRADE.
The Old Grade Was Established In
The Year of 1832.
H. C. Gardner of Lincoln, a civil
engineer, was in the city the firs^t of
the week, and with the assistance of
Hlaine Yoder of this city surveyed
Stone street to establish a grade,from
the 'school house to its lower ter
The only grade that was ever es
tablished was In IS82, and conditions
are different now—paving and sewer
age are to hi' taken into consideration
—thus the old grade is worthless and
a new one is necessary before the
paving, etc, is resumed.
Falls City is the latest place to get.
into paving business. No city lias
ever been known to regr t such a
step in the long run.- Nebraska
COUNTY MORTUARY RECORD
NUMEROUS DEATHS RECORDED
FOR THE WEEK
Joseph G. McGinnis of Near Nims
City Passes Away Was In
jured In a Runaway.
Special from Nims City.
Joseph G. Me Ginnis dicu at his
home near here Sunday afternoon at.
about five o’clock. Some few weeks
ago he sustained a broken limb,
the result of being thrown from a
haul of hay in a runaway. At the
time his friends- every one who knew
him hoped for a speedy recovery,
but it was not to be. Ulood pois
oning from the Injured member cans
ed his death.
All Uiat was possible to (to was iione
lo save him Dr. Geiger of St. Joseph
was sent for, with hopes that an am
putation of the limb would save him
— hut all to no avail, lie that doeth
all tilings well, called him home.
If people in this community had
been asked to name one person who
could be spared, it would certainly
not have been Joseph (!. McGinnis,
lint man proposes and God disposes,
and when hi* was summoned he obey
ed in the same way that he did all
his duties—cheerfully and without a
Mr. McGinnis was born In Adair
county, Kentucky, February 4, 1850
and came to Nebraska at the age of
fifteen years. During his young man
hood he spent about one year In Utah,
hut all the rest of his llfo had been
spent In this section. In 1874 he was
united In marriage to Miss Hose
Neilson and shortly after their mar
riage he purchased a farm on Rat
tlesnake Creek, which has been their
home ever since.
To them were born six children,
Edgar, the oldest dying six years ago.
Of those remaining Mesdamos Editli
Smith and Luella Wise live in this
section; Mrs. Grace Swisegood in
Wallace county, Kas., and Mrs. Mag
gie Beutler and Hugh McGinnis near
Mr. McGinnis was well known
throughout the county, having been
prominent in politics and always
steadfast in upholding what lie believ
ed to be right. He has served the
school district in which lie lived as
director for thirty-three years and at
the time of his dead) was holding
the responsible position of president
of the Dawson. Nebraska Telephone
Relatives and friends of Miss Mae
Gossett were grieved to hear of her
sudden deatli at Omaha, Tuesday,
August 17th, where she had been vis
iting with Mends by the name of
Burke since last Friday. When she
left Falls City she had intended to go
to Omaha and spend a few days, then
go to Lincoln and visit. Owing to
the heat on Monday, and not being
very strong, she was taken sick and
grew gradually weaker until a physi
cian was called, who sent her immedi
ately to a hospital, where for a time
she seemed to be gaining strength,
but suddenly began to fail and without
any suffering succumbed.
The physician pronounced her ail
ment as gastritis.
George Holt, a brother-in-law, went
to Omaha Tuesday ami brought the
body to Falls City Wednesday. Fune
ral services were held at. the resi
dence at 4 o’clock on Thursday after
noon. She was born in Falls City
and was twenty-seven years, eleven
months and one day old.
Special from Verdon.
Robert Bryan, the little son of Clint
Burns and wife died at their home
west of Verdon Friday after an ill
ness of four months. He was one
year and eleven months old. * I" une
ral services were conducted by Rev.
Garries, at the Evangelical church,
Saturday at ten o'clock, and the re
mains were tenderly laid to rest in
the Verdon cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Burns have the sym
pathy of the entire community in their
Special from Barada.
George Ulrich was born in Prussia,
Germany, August 17, 1SB8 and depart
ed this life at the home of li. J. Ku
ker, near Bar&da, August 15, 190!),
aged seventy years, eleven mouths,
and twenty-eight days. He leaves
to mourn his loss a daughter. one
sister and numerous friends. Ho
Was laid to rest lu Harris cemetery.
Rev. Zike had charge of the servi
ce's, which were conducted from the
Uncle George Ulrich had been a
familiar figure in our midst for a
number of years and it is with great
sorrow and regret that tho entire com
munity mourns Ills loss.
A baby girl, five months old, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
lltunk, who live one and a half miles
northwest of Falls City, was called
away Monday night, aftor a two
weeks’ illness. The little one had
suffered from complications and had
not the strength to recover.
Funeral services were held from
the homo, Tuesday afternoon, Rev.
Uelehel of (lie Baptist church of tills
city officiating, after which the little
one was taken to Fairfax, Mo., for
Schuyler Mears and wife, neigh
bors of the family, accompanied them
Special from Humboldt.
John McNeely, who for fifty years
has been a resident of this commu
nity, died suddenly at his home north
east o' town. Funeral services were
conducted at the M. E. church la
this city Thursday morning. He was
fifty-five years of age and Is sur
vived by n widow and twelve child
Special from Verdon.
Mrs. Itlnda Esteb of this city, who
had been taken to a hospital In Lin
coln, three weeks ago, suffering from
tuberculosis, died last NVodnesday ev
ening at that place.
She was fifty years, one month and
twelve days old,and has been In poor
health for some time.
The remains were brought hero
Thursday. Funeral services were
hold Friday at the Christian church
Rev. Rate Ilf fe officiating, and the In
terment was at the Verdon cemetery.
Mrs. Esteb leaves one daughter,
besides other relatives and a host of
friends who mourn her loss.
Mrs. Margaret Burch died at her
homo in this city,at the age of fifty
nine years, two months and fifteen
days, Monday, August IGtli. She
was born in Andrew county. Mo., in
She was an old settler In Falls
City, having been married to Richard
Burch here In 1808, to whom seven
children were horn. Three sons, Jos
eph, Marion and Haley, and two dau
ghters, Mrs. Minnie Alexander and
Mrs. Mattie Whitney survive her.
Her husband preceded her in death
two years ago.
The funeral services were held at
the home oil North Harlan street on
Tuesday morning at nine o’clock, Rev.
C. A. Mastin officiating. Interment
at Steele cemetery.
Friends of Wm. Bean, formerly of
this city, received word Saturday of
his death at Leavenworth, Kas. Mr.
Bean moved from here to Morrill
about a year ago, after his invalid
w*fc died from the effects of the
burns she had received when their
house was in flames. About three
weeks ago he went to the Soldiers’
Home at Leavenworth, where on Sat
urday, about three o'clock, lie was
found dead on the pavement near
He was taken to Morrill, where
funeral services were held in the
Progressive church, and interment
was at that cemetery.
Mr. Bean was seventy-nine_years
of age, had been married three times,
four sons and three daughters being
born of this union. He was well
known in this county, having years
ago lived on'a farm on Pennsylvania
Ave., south of Salem, and in this city
Putnam & Sons to Build.
Putnam & Sons have selected a
building spot, near where the now
vinegar factory is to be, and will
build thereon to accomodate both
their bottling works and their new
industry, cement block and tile mak
An attachment case, Peter Freder
ick, Sr., vs. 'Anna Hoffman and Fred
B. Hoffman was filed.
Georgia A. Sehweinfurth asks for
a divorce and alimony from Jacob
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