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About The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 12, 1909)
The Point in Question
THE KINDLY CRITIC
People recover speedily from pol
itical defeat in Nebraska. The result
here In Richardson county was a se
vere jolt to numerous aspirants and
their adherents, but everyone is smil
ing, or trying to smile, and in a brief
space of time all signs of the late
contest will have disappeared, and by
Thanksgiving Day, the vanquished,as
well as the victor, can say with much
fervor, “Lord, we thank Thee for
Thy bounteous blessings.”
"Mother’s throat is worse this
morning and we fear she is going
into appendicitis and will have to be
operated upon,” Such was the ans
wer a young miss gave to a query
concerning her mother's health, re-,
oently in this city, .lust whether ap
pendicitis has become a mark of
distinction, a badge of exclusiveness,
or that the medical fraternity is
overworking the word, it is hard to
nay, but certain it is that hereabouts
we’ve got the world beat on appendi
i itis talk, and we are growing into
the habit of speaking about surgical
operations with the same unconcern
and carelessness, that we would of
hating a tooth pulled or an ingrow
ing toe nail trimmed. What's wrong
in Richardson county? Is it the cli
mate, or do we live to ‘ high?” Or
perchance, it is due to the fact that
(here is an appendicitis microbe that
nests in the medical man’s head, and
causes him to yearn for a sharp knife
and an incision?
Our merchants have bought freely
♦ his year of those things with which
1o tempt and gratify the holiday pur
«baser, and already the show win
dows begin to take on a sort of hol
iday appearance. The jewelers, in
particular, are showing the things
beautiful in a profusion that makes
the keeper of the large purse, the
head of the family,tremble, and while
we have with us, and always will
have, those who speak of money as
being “tight,” the brisk business now
being enjoyed by our merchants be
speaks a ‘Tattling” good holiday
The really good, things of the
season, in the way of edibles, are
fcn the market now, and no matter
bow humble their former position in
the society of vegetables, there is an
importance attaches to each product
of the garden or orchard today, for
they all bring a fair price. Mr. Pump
kin and Mrs. Squash, Sisters Carrot
and Parsnip, all associate with the
first families in these high-priced
That deep mystery, the Intentions
of the Missouri Pacific as regards
the extent of their future operations
in Falls City, shows no sign as yet
of being solved. But their work of
grading and completing as fine a
piece of yardage as there is in the
state, still continues. lust, wait—
the plan will unfold bye and bye
The citizens of it town have a
perfect right to feel proud of their
first block of street paving. It is
but natural, for it is a big jump
from dirt roads to brick paving, and
it is perfectly excusable in the 'na
tive” to walk thereon, and stomp liis
feet and eye the work in a critical
manner, for after all, it is his pave
ment as well as yours.
Those merchants doing business in
tbe^hlock recently paved have been
inconvenienced to a considerable ex
tent for several weeks, but now that
the paving is in and the debris clean
ed away their establishments seem
highly favored and their frontage im
proved to an extent commensurate
with the inconvenh nee occasioned.
A subscriber took offense at re
marks made in this column deroga
tory to the Missouri banana, the paw
paw, lie claiming that it is a lucious
fruit, little understood or appreciated.
He said that while he did not care
for them himself, that some of his
folks “hankered" after them in their
Norah O. Goff, a society writer of
enviable reputation at Brookfield, Mo.,
has the following to say of ihe
cigarette and its devotees:
"It is the abuse of a privilege that
too often makes it a menace to
society and makes the one concerned
obnoxious, when otherwise he might
enjoy respect and esteem. For in
stance, women as a rule 'do not ob
ject to men smoking, in fact, man’s
after dinner cigar has become an
accepted custom in many homes where
he has learned to respect the priv
ilege, but when a young man persist
. ntly smokes cigarettes in a boarding
house, which is after all, a private
home, with an utter disregard for the
rest of the household, he is not only
abusing a privilege, but shows him
self to be sadly deficient in good
manners. A young man may smoke
a cigarette upon the street and not
provoke the displeasure of society at
I large, but when he smokes in a
I home, even though that home be a
boarding house, he becomes obnox
ious and disgusting. There is a
vast difference between using and
abusing a privilege and it would be
hoove some smokers to learn what
that difference is and escape a
"Don't,young man. You want to be
well thought of, I dare say, by your
boarding house keeper, as well as by
your associates. You simply don't
think. In your liking for the weed,
you forget titat it is objectionable to
A MARK OF DISTINCTION
FALLS CITY LADY ADMITTED TO
RANKS OF D A R.
Interesting Account of the Tracing
of Ancestry Back to Patriot
of Struggle of 1780.
Oil Nov. .‘dll Mrs. Annie Reavis tiist
received the following communication
from the recording secretary getn-ral
of the National Society of t) e Daugh
ters of the American Revolution at
Washington, D. C.:
National Society of the Daughters j
of the American Revolution.
Washington, I). Nov. 3.’OH
Mrs. Annie Reavis Gist,
My Dear Madam: 1 have the
honor to advise you that your ap
plication for membership in the
National Society of the Daughters
of the American Revolution was ac
cepted hy the board of management
Nov. 3, 1909, and that your name,
has been placed upon the list of
members. Very respectfully,
MARY If. W Lit'OX.
Recording Secretary General.
National No. 75367.
Mrs. Gist became entitled to that
mark of distinction by virtue of her
descent in a direct line from her
geat, great grand - father, Ishatn
Reavis, who was a soldier in the
patriot army from North Carolina
and was one of the heroes of the
never-to-be-forgotten battle of King's
Mountain in 1780.
It was known to all branches of
the family that their ancestor above
named had been a soldier in tin
war for independence, but no serious
effort was made to find the* record of
his service till within the last few
years. It appears that after the dose
of the war. the soldier with his. family
emigrated west near the close of the
Eighteenth century, and made se\ tal
stops before he finally located in
Saline county, Missouri, where he
lived till his death, which occurred
in 1835 at the age of 88. He had
several sons, one of whom, named for
himself, located in the territory of
Indiana, where he reared a family.
Gov. Silas A. Holcomb, of this state,
belongs to that branch of /the family,
his mother being a Reavis. Another
;on located in the territory of Illinois,
where he also reared a family, and
it is to that branch Mrs. Gist belongs.
His name was Charles, grandfather
of Judge Reavis of this city, of whom
Mrs. Gist is his only daughter.
Another son of the patriot soldier
ucated in the state of Kentucky, and
Judge James B. Reavis of Seattle,
Wash., late a member of the supreme
court of that state, is one of his
grand-sons. It was at his instance,
assisted hy L. I'. Reavis (a cousin
of Mrs. Gist's father), late of St.
Louis, Mo., author and publicist, that
the search for the army record of
their ancestor was instituted. Hut it
'appears that more was dotp- fee
ing the scattered branches of his fam
ily and its various ramifications in
the Mississippi Valley, than in the
way of finding the official record of
his service, and as there was no rec
ord in the war department at Wash
ington showing the names of the sold
iers in that war furnished by the sev
eral colonies in revolt against the
mother country, no information could
be gotten from that source, and there
was nothing substantially ascertained.
But when Mrs. Gist concluded she
would like to he enrolled among the
daughters of the heroes of that great
struggle, she applied to her father
for instructions how to proceed. He
told her there was no doubt about the
services of her ancestor in that war
and that in his judgment the record
could be found somewhere in the
state of North Carolina, as he was a
native of that state and had fought at.
the battle of King’s Mountain, as was
known to all branches of the family,
and advised her to write to the secre
tary of state at Raleigh, North Caro
lina, and she would he told where
and how the record was to he obtain
ed. She did so, and was told in re
ply that there was a bureau connected
with the Auditor’s office where a rec
ord had been made of all the sol
diers from that colony who had serv
ed in the Revolutionary war, and on
: receipt of the legal fees for making
ilie search, it would be done and the
j result certified to her. The fees
'were forwarded and in the course of
ja few weeks a certificate under the
I seal of the state was forwarded to I
I her, showing that Ishnm Reavis had
enlisted from Rutherford county, gi'
ing company and command in which
i he served and the length of the ser- i
The rest was easy, as she already
had sufficient data to establish her
descent from the frld soldier, in a di
rect line, though removed in time to
tiie fifth generation.
North Carolina, like the other or
iginal colonies, in after years, made
provision for gathering up the names :
of her soldiers In tlie* great war. for
a perpetual record, as there was no
general government then, as we have
it now. to look after such matters.
Jennie K. Pyle, Plaintiff,
Edward S. Pyle. lJt fondant.
To Edward s. Pyle, non-resident de
You are hereby notified that the
plaintiff, Jennie R Pyle, did on the
19th day of July, 1909, file her peti
tion fn the distrii t court of Riehardsoi
county, state of Nebraska, the oil- ,
ject and prayer of which is to obtain
a decree of divorce from the bonds
of matrimony now existing' between
her and you upon the grounds of de
sertion for more tlas i two years con
tinuously and for non-support during
said time, and praying for a further
decree giving her the custody of the
two children named in her petition
as the fruit of said marriage who are I
both minors and of tender age.
You are further notified that said
plaintiff lias asked in’her said peti
tion that the court grant an order of j
sequestration of certain real estate!
owned by you in Richardson County,
Nebraska, towit: part of the north
east quarter of the northeast quarter
of Section 20, Town 1, Range 17, con
taining about twelve acres, and a fin
al decree assigning said real estate
to her for her support and that of
her children and that the decree mak
ing such assignment shall stand as it
conveyance of your title therein to
the plaintiff, Jennie it. Pyle, and a
further prayer for such other and
further relief as plaintiff may be
entitled to, agreeable to the equities
of her case.
You are further notified that unless 1
you plead, answer or demur to the j
petition of plaintiff filed in said cause j
on or before the 13th day of Decern-!
her, 1909, the same will be taken as
confessed and a decree entered in
favor of plaintiff accordingly. Tills
publication is made by authority of
the district court of Richardson county
granted on October 20th, 1909.
REAVIS & REAVIS,
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
First publication Oct, 21—It.
To the level-headed young man,
a bank account, added to the de
termination to make it larger,
means much, The names of
many such are on our books
Young man, young woman, if
yaur name is not on the list
would it not be wise to open an
account at once and keep adding
to it? It's the right thing to do.
The amount may be small at first
but all things must have a be
Falls City .State
And commence the saving Habit now
Try Our Floor and
Also our Floor Stains and
Waxes. Japalac and Permalac,
Gold Aluminum PAINT for
stove pipes and radiators. For
any little thing or big thing
we always handle the right
g°ods at the right prices.
THE REXALL STORE
Opposite Postoffice Falls City, Neb.
mua—-lUB 'i'iumiL'jrmHH'iB _ Hiai.'imr .T| EaHl'lir'l f
4,000 Such Loads
rawiMa»nw-«MMW mmmmmmmmummmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Over 4,000 wagons piled high
w i t h Hoosier Special Kitchen
Cabinets will go out during No
vember and Oecember to Ameri
can women who have learned to
work in the easy way.
You are as interested in reading,
sewing, visiting and resting as these
other women. Yet von are wast
ing two or three hours every day
over an old fashioned kitchen table.
Your neighbors h a v e 1 loosier
You need this wonderful new ‘in
vention, and every day you delay
makes the need more apparent to
Therefore our determination to
win in the big $1,000.00 lloosier
pri/e contest, (as we told you last
week,) is to your decided advan
We want every woman who needs
a l loosier Cabinet to have it set
aside before December 25th, and
t h ousands u p o n
thousands o f w o
rnen situated as you,
month from the
slavery of their kitch
W e won’t even
whisper it till
Just say: "Save
we are going to
make it so easy to
buy now that you
can’t afford to post
Come in and get
Reavis & Abbey
Falls City, Nebraska
80 acres, 4 1-2 miles from Falls City, nicely improved. $115 per acre.
80 acres, mile from Falls City, nicely improved. $150 per acre.
240 acres, .3 miles from good town, nicely improved. $80 per acre.
80 acres, 7 miles from good town, nicely improved. $90 per acre.
94 acres, 1-2 mile from good to wn, some improvements, $6,500.
160 acres, 6 m. from good.town, fine farm, fine improvements. $20,000.
120 acres 9 miles from good town, fair improvements. $7,ooo.
480 acres fine land, good improvements. $40 per acre.
24«> of fine land, fine improvements. $80 per acre.
5. & F.—Jefferson County
28o acres good land, good improvements. Easy terms.
54 acres close to town, good improvements. $80 per acre.
80 acres ,six miles to Pawnee City, good improvements. $9o per acre.
120 acres, 1 1-2 half miles to Pawnee City, good imp. $9o per acre.
80 acres, 6 miles to good railroad town; good improvements. $5,200.
120 acres, 6 miles from good railroad town; imp. $65 per acre.
9o acres, 1 mile from Pawnee City; good improvements. $100 per acre.
121 acres two miles from Pawnee City; good imp. $80 per acre.
97 acres 1-2 mile from town; good improvements. $7o per acre.
The above are worth the change, and if you want a good home for
yourself or your children, it will pay you to investigate.
SEE ME SOON, AS THEY WILL NOT LAST LONG
G. H. FALLSTEHD
FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA
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