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The Falls City Tribune
Vol. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1909. Number 49
PASSING OFTHREE PIONEERS
A GOOD WOMAN GONE TO HER
I'tath of Thomas Riley at Omaha
An Early Settler Death of
William H. Sailors.
Mrs Amelia Rieger, died at four
, clock on the morning of December
,%d, 1909 at the home of her son, Wm.
Lawler, living north of Preston, of
inflammation of the bowels after an
illness of about a week. Mrs. Rieger
tiad gone to the home of her son to
spend Thanksgiving, and on Satur
nuy was taken very sick.
She was seventy-two years of age
and naturally had not the vitality to
throw off her ailments. She was
ared for by those who loved her
with tender care and thoughtfulness
»ud every earthly effort was put
’ort.h in her behalf.
When the end came she was sur
rounded by her children, who are:
Mrs. Louise Hofer and Mrs. Amelia
Fergus of this city, and Anna and
William Lawler and Jake and Chas.
Whipple, living near Preston.
Tiie funeral was held last Monday
horning from Zion Church, north of
Preston, and the burial in the Zion
Mrs. Rieger was long a resident of
Preston and vicinity, though for a
number ol' years Falls City has been
her home. She was well and favor
ably known throughout this section
and numbered her friends by the
score. She was a true friend and
loving mother and held a high place
in the esteem of all who knew her.
Although the weather was exceeding
ly bad, a large concourse of friends
gathered to pay their last act of
respect to the departed friend, and
extend sympathy to her sorrowing
Thomas Riley died at his home in
Omaha, Saturday, December 3d, and
iii.s body was taken (o his former
home at Dawson Tuesday where
High Requiem mass was read by Rev.
l.aughran, and the interment made
in the Roman Catholic cemetery.
Mr. Riley was a native of Connec
iit it. and in an early day came with
t colony of relatives and friends
arid together they formed a settle
ment in this county, which after
words "became the village of Daw
Me was one of the sturdy pioneers
of t'i county, and at all times was
a man well thought of and highly
estoenu-d by his friends and neigh
bors. In Ilia early days he was
ar energetic and thrifty farmer and
;k emulated considerable of this
world’s goods. He retired from
farming and followed at different
times the grain and stock business
and a general merchandise trade.
In early manhood he married Miss
Bridget Ryan, who through all their
married life remained a faithful,
helpful wife and mother, and to them
a large family of sons and daughters
Were born. In order to better edu
cate his children, Mr. Riley moved
his family to Omaha in 1893, but
during almost all the years of his
residence there he has been in very
poor health, and death came as a1
Special from Barada.
William H. Sailors was born April
!tth, 1887 in Rush County, Indiana,
and died at Barada, Nebraska, Dec
ember 5,1909,aged seventy-two years,
seven months and twenty-six days.
He moved with his parents to Wu-;
bash County, Indiana at the age of!
five years. Here he grew to man-!
hood and on October 2.7, 18fi0 he was]
united in marriage to Mary IS. Miller.!
In 1870 they removed to Richardson
county, Nebraska, where they have
shier resided. To them were born
fourteen children, seven of whom are
Mr. Sailors was stricken with
paralysis on December 1st. and died
four days later. 11c was laid to rest
in the Harris cemetery on Tuesday
at one o’clock p. m.
He leaves to mourn his loss His
wife; six sons, James F., Wash, John,!
Omer, Fred and Otis Ti. Sailors; one;
daughter, Mrs. Ida. A. Perciyal; thir
ty grandchildren; one great grand
i hild, and five brothers.
Having resided In this section l'or
so many years. His death will be
felt keenly by all. Coming inlo a
new country in an early day he
proved his ability as a master hand
at success fully overcoming obstacles#
and rising superior to them. He
was one of the pioneers, who have
made possible for us the many advan-j
(ages which we today enjoy, and his
memory will not soon be forgotten. I
We extend to the sorrowing relatives
tenderest ay input hy.
TRIBUNE OFFICE VISITED.
The Business College Students Went
Through Plant in a Body.
Prof Darner of the Business College
chaperoned his students through The
Tribune’s printing plant Monday af
ternoon. The object of the visit was
to give them a practical lesson on
how a newspaper or a piece of job
work is huilded, from start to fin
First Presbyterian Church.
Notwithstanding our serious dis
advantages in the lack of a suitable
building for religious purposes, we
are still making headway, and are
pushing the work with all our might.
The bazaar held by the ladies of
the church last week was an unquali
fied success in spite of the very in
clement weather we encountered. The
gross income seems to be about $240,
with very trifling expenses to he de
ducted therefrom. In the name of all
our people, the writer would offer his
sincere gratitude to the general pub
lic for the generous patronage given
Our services for next Sabbatli will
include a beautiful solo sung by Miss
Agnew, and written by Adams, en
titled “Alone With God.” There is
always a unity between all the spec
ial music and the sermon which
niakos the service most helpful and
pleasing. The pastor will preach both
morning and night, and at both of
theso services we will have anthems,
as well as solos.
On the evening of December 10th,
the choir will give the next musical
service entitled, “The Shepherd’s
Story.” The story will be illustrated
with music throughout. Remember
what a treat we had a few weeks ago,
and be on hand for another such in
R. rOOPER BAILEY,
The Indies of the Christian < lnirch
will hold their annual bazaar in the
baseuit nt under V. G. Lyford's store
■Friday and Saturday, December 10
and 11. The ladies have spared no
time or labor in trying to make this
the most successful bazaar they have
ever held. They will have a booth
for each day of the week, and the
affair promises to be a very unique
one. The Endeavor Society will have
charge of the candy booth.
Remember the dates and don’t fail
to visit the bazaar.
Special front Barada.
The following services will be held
at the United Evangelical Church in
Saturday evening at 7:30.
Sunday morning at 10:3b.
Sunday afternoon at 3:0b.
Sunday evening at 7:00.
Tlte sermon in the afternoon will
be German. All are cordially in
vited to attend these services.
A. ESSLEY, Pastor. j
Slipped on Ice.
Mrs. Wentworth mot with quite a
painful accident last Sunday while
calling on friends in the east part
of town. She slipped and fell on an
icy pavement, ami in the fall her hip
was very badly sprained. She was
given immediate attention and tak
en to her home in a carriage at once.
It will several days before she will
be abb' to be up.
Mrs. Gertrud' Faria arrived Friday!
to care for her mother.
Meeting at Co irt House.
There will be a meeting of the
citizens of Falls City, Monday even
ing at the court house. The subject
of the M. P. bonds will be discussed. |
Every loyal citizen should be pres
Ladies of Baptist Church.
The ladies of the Baptist Church
will meet with Mrs. G. F. Relchel on
Friday afternoon. Come prepared for
work as there is much to do.
Miss Anna McMahon, teacher at
Pleasant View Dist 75, south of Falls
City will give a box social December
17. Everybody invited to attend.
FOR A GREATER FALLS CITY
Bond Election Next Tuesday—If Our Citizens Vote
As they Talked Last July the Bonds
Will Carry Without Doubt.
OPPORTUNITY COMES A KNOCKING
The Terminal Improvements Well Under Way The
Missouri Pacific Company has Fulfilled
Its Agreement—Up the Voter.
There comes a time in the affairs
of every town, if it would move for
ward, when it devolves upon its citi
zenship to join hands, lay aside all
animosities of the past, and pull to
gether for the common good of all.
It is by this process that cities are
built; it is by this process that vil
lages and towns cast aside their
swaddling clothes and advance,keep
ing step with the agricultural and
commercial environment in which
their lot is cast. The history of cities
that its inhabitants point to with
pride* show that concentrated act
ion in civic affairs was (lie one thing
that led up to greater and better con
ditions, and placed realty values up
on a safe and substantial basis.
Next Tuesday. December i4th, the
voters of Kalis City will be called up
on to vote bonds in the sum of
$12,500, which amount was pledged
by our citizens last July, the same
covering the cost of a tract of laud
to be used by the Missouri Pacific
railway company as terminal yard
age. At the meeting last July there
was not a dissenting voice to the
proposition, and our best citizenship
came forward promptly with their
personal guarantees covering the
amount asked for. The agreement
between the railroad people and our1
citizens Was plain and to the point,
and for fear of a misunderstanding
of the same, we give a verbatim copy'
of tlie document:
This agreement made and enter
ed into this 8th day of July, 1909,
by and between the Missouri Pac
ific Railway Company, a corpora
tion, as parly of the first part, and
the undersigned citizens represent
ing Falls City, Nebraska, party of
tlit* second part,
Witnesseth, That whereas, the
said railway company is about to i
construct a division terminal rail
way yard, including about sewn
(7) miles of new yard track, an
eighteen (18) stall round house,
water and coal plants, cinder pits,
car repair tracks, and such other
appurtenances belonging to a divis
ion yard and round house, nnd
such improvements are to be. lo
cated upon the tract known as the
Miles tract, at the loot of Fulton
Street, lying between the Missouri
Pacific and the Burlington Rail
road, and containing approximate
ly thirty-three ( • i .5 ) acres of land, I
said land now being owned by J.
H. Miles. •
The said improvements to be |
made by the said party of the first j
part is estimated to cost approxi
mately Two Hundred Thousand,
($200,000.00) Dollars, and the said]
improvements will in commenced
as soon as this agreement is sign
ed and delivered, and prosecuted1
without unnecessary delay.
It is understood and agreed that
the parties of the second part in
consideration of said improvements
and benefits and advantages to be
derived thereform by them, and
llto said city of Falls fcity, Nebras
ka, that said second parties shall
furnish or cause to be furnished
to said first party a good and suffi
cient. deed to the above described
thirty-three (33) acres more or less
of land. Said deed to he placed In
escrow in the First National hank
of Falls Cty within six (6) months
with a copy of this agreement, to
be delivered to said first party
upon completion of above improve
The intention of this agree
ment is that the citizens of Falls
City agree to furnish to said rail
way company the ground for a site
for the said yards and buildings in
consideration of the location of its
division headquarters at said point.
it is understood and agreed that
the title of said land shall rest in
said railway company as long as
said grounds shall be used for such
purposes, and in case it is not so
used that the title thereto shall re
vert and rest In the grantors thore
In witness whereof the parties
hereto have si t I heir hands in tltip
licate Hie day and year last above
The Missouri Pacific Hallway Co.
Hy Its Officials, l’arty of the First
City of Falls City, Nebraska,
By lls Hopresentatlves, Party of
tile Second Part.
Falls City, Nebraska, .Inly s, loop.
The Missouri Pacific officials did
not delay matters. They showed
their good faith promptly, and the
grading of the yards was commenced,
and barring bad weather, there has
been no cessation of operations
since the first furrow was turned.
Today the grading is well under way,
the yard proper being completed,
the lies and rail laying well under
The agreement between the rail
way people and tin; citzens of Falls
City called for an eighteen stall
round house. The contract for a 24
stall round house has been let to
James I,. Powell, at a cost of $26,
000, the same to be Constructed of
cement and wood—the cement work
rising to the height!) of the windows,
the whole calling for 200 car loads
To an individual who is even in u
small measure versed in railway at
fairs, a 24 stall round house, in con
junction with yardage of ample dimen
sions. means much.
The most conservative estimate
of'the number of men that the Mis
souri Pacific will need here is be
tween 200 and I50U— litis is ;i lolisei va
tive estimate, mind you, made by
those who are in a position to judge
in tlie matter, and the pay roll will
in all probability be $12,000 monthly.
The Missouri Pacific railway com
pany have kept faitti with the citi
zens of Falls Cily in this matter,
and brought to our city something
that Hiawatha or Auburn would have
subscribed a much larger amount for.
True, it was a matter of location, and
in that Falls City was most fortunate,
llyt whatever the causes that led
up to the selection of Falls City as
the terminal point for the railway
company, it devolves upon the voters
to line up for the bonds at the elec
tion next Tuesday. It is no time for
the splitting of hairs. Opportunity
knocks ai our door, and it behooves
every mini who lias the welfare of
Falls City at heart to put in a j
“boost” for the carrying of the]
bonds, for be it remembered, I
the terminal point HAS been estab
lished at Falls City, anil ii is not a
case wherein the citizens arc deal-1
ing in future possibilities.
The Tribune is for the voting of
these bonds, and trust, that the prop
osltion will carry by a unanimous
vote, or as near to that desired end
as is possible in an election of this
It. is incumbent upon all good eit-;
i/.ens to vote "for" upon Hie propos
ition. The acquiring of a railway j
terminal, of tin' proportions now guar-|
anteed, was a "bargain day” snap1
at $12,500. Let ttr. make no mistake.!
no false" moves, Let ns vote "for"
with :t vim and vigor that will her
ald the fact to the rest of the world!
that we are ns one upon this prop-j
sition, or any other proposition look
ing to the upbuilding or bettering of
our little city.
Surprised Their Friends.
Ralph Lewis spoilt a few days in
Omaha last week, returning Friday
evening. He was accompanied by a
lady, whom he took to his home and
introduced as his wife. The happy
young couple were married in Omaha
several weeks ago, and Ralph had
kept the marriage a secret from his
friends here. The Tribune extends
congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
will make their home with the
groom's parents. K. O. Lewis and
B. P. O. E. MEMORIAL.
Program Carried Out as Anticipated
With One Exception.
Sunday last was tin; date, and the
Ueliling theatre the place that a fit
ting program was carried out by the
Falls City Lodge No. It. I*. O. E„
in memory of their departed broth
ers/ William Nye Jenne, Charles D.
Campbell and August Nettzcl.
The stage was beautifully decorat
ed In the lodge's colors, purple and
white, and a huge elk head, adorned
with an electric light, globe at the
tip of every branch of Its noble ant
lers could lie seen hanging from the
top. Beautiful potted plants were
tastefully arranged,and on the whole
an exceedingly pleasing effect was
The program was carried out as
previously arranged for, with one
exception. Brother l>. .1. It 1 loy of
the Omaha Lodge No. Hit, was unable
to deliver Ills address in person, on
account of a death in his family, but
liis manuscript was read by Dr. Ed
Hays of Dawson.
The following members of the
lodge served on (lie committee that
made arrangements for the excellent
and fitting program: Dr. George W.
Reneker, R. A. Heiicock, R C.
.lames, F. A. Keller, Doll Whitaker,
A. K. Spear and L. S. Glauuini
One of the weddings of purtiuulur
interest among our German friends
in Falls City and vicinity occurred on
Wednesday, December N, 1‘JUit, at
throe o'clock, when Miss llulda
Pruesse and Arthur ,1. Hartman were
united in marriage by Rev. Neumak
er of Columbus, Neb., in the pres
ence of about one-hundred guests.
As the bridal party approached,
the wedding march was played by
Miss Emma Spaeth, a cousin of the
bride. Preceding the bridal pair
were their attendants, Miss Freda
Pruesse, Miss Amanda Hartman,Wal
ter Spaelli, and Herbert Pruesse.
A bower lit the bright colors of
yuletldc was arranged in which ev
ergreen. holly ami quantities of cut
flowers were used, in the service
the beautiful and impressive ring cere
mony was used, the bride being giv
en away by her father. At the con
clusion of the service congratula
tions were offered, after which n
splendid luncheon was nerved.
From six until eight o'clock Mr.
and Mrs. Hartman held a reception
at Wahl's hall for two-hundred guests,
the entire bridal party forming tin*
receiving line. A sumptuous dinner
was served in tin- lianijuet bail to all
the guests, which was followed by
dancing. There were cards and
games prepared for those wbo did
not care to participate in dancing.
The. pleasures continued until an
early hour in the morning, when all
departed for their homes.
The bride is (he daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Pruesse of this city,
and lias grown to womanhood in our
midst. She is a young lady of very
estimable ways, and by her agreeable
and charming manner lias won for
herself a large circle of loyal friends.
Mr. Hartman is numbered among
our prosperous young farmers, and
on liis farm five miles east of town
lias a cozy home furnished to which
he will take his wife.
Quantities of beautiful, useful and •
reliable gifts were bestowed upon j
the bride and groom by their friends,
who join with us in wishing them
every joy and happiness on life’s
At The Gehlmg Theatre.
Arthur Jerome Eddy did not span
tie' feeleings of society leaders in
Chicago when lie wrote his great j
novel, “Canton & Co.,” which has I
been done into stage form by J.Hart
ley Manners and his now to play at ;
(lie Oehling Tuesday December 14th.
The hook exposes the fads and
foibles of the Chicago "400" with a
frankness that lias been found in no i
other narrative. The intrigues, de-1
ceptions and illicit alliances of the
smart set. arc held up to open obser-1
vation. And Mr. Eddy writes authori ]
tively, being himself a member of this
self-same social stratum.
School House Burns.
The William Cat/, school house,
five miles east of this city burned
Tuesday night. Neighbors saw a
light there in the early part of the
night, hence il is thought that per
haps some tramps caused the fire.
Miss Marie Crotty is the teacher
there. The school hoard carried in
surance in The Farmers Mutual Co.,
and will doubtless rebuild at once.
THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
The Shakespeare club held its
regulnr meeting December 3, with
Mrs. C. F. Rcavls. On account of
the very unpleasant, weather, the
attendance was not very large, but
the lesson proved unusually interest
lug and was thoroughly enjoyed. A
letter from Mrs. Cole, State presl
dent, was read, urging all club worn
en to attend Woman’s Day at the
National Corn Exposition at Omaha,
December 7. Addresses were given
by prominent club women nml a re
ception tendered the visiting worn
en. Tho next meeting of the club
will he held December 17, at the
Federation rooms. This will he the
final lesson on “King Lear," and all
members are urged to attend, us
there will be business of importance
before the club.
Mrs. George lloyer entertained a
party of friends delightfully Tuesday
afternoon with a Som’erset party.
There were guests present for six
tallies and seven games were played.
The honors of the aftornoon were ten
dered to Mrs. D. O. Griffiths and Mtb.
Samuel Wahl, each winning six
games. At five o’clock u delicious
supper was served In three courses.
Mrs. W. A. Crook and Mrs. Will
Schinelzel assisted the hostess In
The Woman's Relief Corps met
last Thursday night at the G. A R
hull for the purpose of electing of
ficers for the ensuing year. After
the business of the evening had been
disposed of, the social side predomi
■Vted, and the evening passed very
Mrs. John Hossack was hostess
to the \V. U. C. Kensington on last.
Tuesday afternoon. The cold weath
er and had walks kept many of the
ladles at home. Those present en
joyed the afternoon. Refreshments
Mrs W. S Leyda gave the last of
a series of parties last Thursday
afternoon, which was attended by
about thirty guests. Guessing games
occupied a good portion of the time.
There were also i verul splendid
mush ill numbers from the guests
present which were greatly enjoyed,
as were also the readings by some
of the guests. At five o'clock a de
licious supper was served, Mrs. Ley
dii being assisted hv Mrs. W’hetstinc,
Misses itessie and Ruth Wilson, Ce
lia I til I mar. Kay DeWald. Camille
and Lucille Leyda.
The Wednesday evening whist
eluli met with Miss Clara Tanner.
During the evening eight games
were played, Miss llorrocks and Miss
Taylor making the highest score.
Dainty refreshments were served by
A very jolly whist club w is organ
ized last Monday afternoon .at the
home of Mrs. A. K. Gantt which, in
tlie fuWire will be known as the'A.
It. dub The meeting days will be
the second and fourth Mondays of
nonHi nt 't:SO in the afternoon,
membership fee of fifteen cents
will be charged and at each meeting
the hostess will he given a Sterling
silver fork. The afternoon was a
very pleasant one.
As 1 have bought out Miss Bre
beck’s winter lints, 1 will have a
thirty days sale, beginning December
Stli, on all niy winter hats to clean
up tie stock and make room for
new spring goods. I have the finest
and largest line of trimmed hats in
Die city and they all go at a great
sacrifice. I also have a nice as
sortment. of Holiday goods, which
will go at a very low price Come
early and avoid the rush at the Don
Ton. or the Brebeck building.
MISS II. (' ANDERSON,
Miss Agnes Sinclair of Preston,
who is staying at the home of her un
cle, John HoBsack, and attending the
high school, met with a very painful
accident Monday evening. She slip
ped and fell and sustained several
severe bruises about the head and
face. No bones were broken and she
will be able to return to school in
a few days.
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