The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, December 24, 1909, Image 1

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    Vol. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1909. Number 51
Professors. Subscribers, Newspap
er" Men And Printers Are
Loud In Their Praise
Here is what Prol'. George K. Chat
burn. instructor in mat hematics at
tie Nebraska State University, had
10 say of our Holiday edition:
"E. K. Sharts, Manager Tribune,
balls City, Nebraska, Dear Old
Friend—The holiday paper you sent
ns reached here Saturday morning,
filrs. C. and the children are still
<cading it, off and on. It was so
targe and so full of beautifully
v/ordod articles about such well
•elected and appropriate subjects
that it will he a week or more be
fore we all get through it. The
cover, and the lesson it teaches,
should make a good impression up
on all sober minded people.
We have access to a great many
papers and magazines, but T doubt
d we ever received more real pleas
ure from one issue of a periodical
■ han we did this Holiday edition of
Hie Tribune. * * *
With best wishes, I am
Frank Harrison, editor of the
Nebraska State Capital, says:
“Dear Sharts—Your Holiday pa
per is a peach—best that has
< ome to this office. Yours,
.Jncoln, Neb. Dec. IS, 1909.
The •following is from N. S.
1 >< Motto, now editor and proprietor
of the Bethany, (Mo.) Democrat, but
formerly foreman of the Kansas City
•lournal composing rooms. Coming
from him the writer feels the letter
a compliment to our town as well as
The Tribune.
"Charles it. Sharis, Falls City,.
Neb., Tribune Office. Dear Friend
Charlie—Although we have been
‘exchanging’ papers ever since 1
came up here from Kansas City,not
. line in the way of personal cor
respondence has ever passed be
tween us. I always watch my ex
hanges Saturday (that's the day
your paper reaches here), eager
to sec your paper, just to see how
on are getting along. While I am
cot personally acquainted with any
one there,except you and your wife,
I have become very familiar with
Die nanu s of your leading businessj
inn by watching your advertise
ments, and I want to say right here
that Falls City is far ahead of most
’owns arpund this part of Missouri
ii the way of pushing business
Your Christmas edition n ach
(I us a day earlier than usual this
week. It's appearance made me
want to write to you. Your town
certainly should be proud of such
an edition. No bouquets now, but
it’s the best edition of its kind I
nave seen in many a day—1 don’t
•mow that 1 ever saw anything to
• qual it
The advertisements are all set in
workmanlike style, bearing the ear
marks of first chass workmen—
hey looked just like metropolitan
paper ads. I can tell by their
looks that the merchants there know
how to write an ad. too. and that
helps a great deal
I ‘got out’ sixteen pages last
r eek business is pretty good with
I havn't been down to Kansas
City since I left there over a year
ago. * * *
Well, Charlie, here’s a Merry
v Christinas and a happy and prosper
eur New Year, Yours.
N. S. DeM OTTK."
Pethany, Missouri.
The Nebraska City Daily Press
hands Kails City and The Tribune a
nic< little bouquet in their Christmas
edition of Saturday, Dec. 18th. Here
it is:
“The Christmas edition of the
Kails City Tribune has been receiv
ed at this office, it is a very artis
lic edition and the publishers of the
paper may well be proud of their
We note that the merchants of
the Richardson county metropolis
are not at all backward in their
use of advertising space, and sev
eral advertisements are gems of
ihe printer’s art.
Kails City is experiencing a
boom’ at present by reason of the
• acquirement of the new shops of
the Missouri Pacific division. It is
said upon good authority that plans
arc being made for the erection of
two hundred new dwelling houses
to be constructed during the com
ing spring and summer.
Push and energy iias made Kails
City's awakening. There are other
towns in eastern Nebraska just as
good as our Richardson county
neighbor and there is no reason why
we should not be able to show
the same results Inside of six
mouths or a year.”
it is g> nerally conceded by all in
this section that the Kansas City
Star is one of the very best news
paper in tile west. The two follow
ing compliments are valued very
highly by the writer on that account.
Tlie first one is from Mr. G. II.
Perrin, assistant, foreman of the Kan
sas City Star composing room, and
needs no explanation:
“Mr. Charles II. Sharts, Falls
City, Neb. Friend Charlie—I re
ceived the copy of your holiday edi
tion of The Tribune and was really
surprised, from many points of
1 had no idea that Falls City was
such a nice town as it must be,
judging from the liberal support
the merchants gave your paper. I
can’t help noticing, too, how well
worded and properly edited the ad
vertisements therein really were.
They were gotten up in real Kan
sas City Star style, just as though
they had been written by a ?10,000
per year ad writer. You must have
a well equipped office up there and
a good ‘bunch’ of workmen, as the
paper you sent me shows the ear
marks of skilled mechanics
Well, Charlie, when you come to
Kansas City, be sure to come and
see me. G. H. PERRIN,
2;>24 Ualtlmore.
The following is from Mr. John
Forbes, who holds a position in the
composing room of The Star:
'‘Mr. Charles 11. Sharts, Falls
City Tribune, Falls City, Neb.
Friend Sharts—I had been won
dering for several weeks if you
had been to Kansas City and 'pass
ed us up’ without even coming up
to the Star office and seeing the
fellows, as you said several months
ago that you was coming down be
fore long. But judging from the
size of your Christmas edition, I
guess you havn’t been here yet—
you’ve undoubtedly been very busy.
“My, but you folks are certainly
getting out a good paper up there.
All the papers you have sent me
before have been carefully looked
over and were of the highest class,
but this Christmas edition is just
simply excellent. K’don’t believe I
have ever seen a better one any
where. It must have taken lots
of work to get it out, didn't it?
Judging from the advertising in
the issue, you must have a wide
awake set of business men. And
they know how to write ads, too.
That big double-page ad of Matth
ews-Little Co's was written like
and made me think of, Jones ad in
the Star, and Lyford's was after the
style of Emery, Bird ‘Thayer Co's.
And so on with the rest of your
large advertisers, each would sug
gest some certain ad we used to
‘run’ together here, when you were
still with the ‘bunch.’
When 1 showed the paper to the
other boys they were unanimous in
the expression that, it was a dandy
paper, deserving the credit that
such a clean, well-printed paper
chock full of seasonable reading—
is sure to receive. They (the
boys) all send best wishes.
4036 Summit St., Kansas City,
Here is what one of our valued
subscribers lias to say:
“Falls City Tribune—Enclosed yo
will find fH).50 to pay for one
year's subscription to The Trib
une for each of the following names
and addresses, and also my own
to January 1, 1911. * * * I am
always anxious to see The Tribune
and the Christmas issue was very
pretty and full of good food for
the brain."
The Christmas edition of The Trib
une comes to us this week resplend
ent in color and of ample proportions.
A great deal of labor was required to
get out such a large paper and it
ihows a commendable spirit of enter
prise on the part of its publishers.
That it was a paying undertaking is
shown by the liberal advertising space
taken by the merchants Falls City
Daily Journal.
Aged Recluse Found Dead at Her
Home Near Barada Death
of Mrs. Albert Bertram.
Last Sunday a man registered at
tile City Hotel, giving his name as
Thomas Folmer. He claimed to be a
flouring mill workman, and out of
woik. Monday evening lie reported
th; i lie had been unable to find em
ployment, but bis conduct aroused
no “tispicion that lie1 was entertain
ing morbid thoughts and he retired
at the usual hour apparently in much
tin same frame of mind that lie was
When he was called Tuesday about
six o'clock a. m., he was heard gasp
ing and struggling for breath, and
when his room was broken open lie
was found nearer dead, than alive.
T1 e city and county physicians were
called and though they worked hard
over him for hours, he died at ten
o'c’'>ek in ttie evening. The body was
removed from the City Hotel to
Rea vis & Abbey's undertaking rooms
and Dr. Reneker, county coroner,was
called to hold an inquest. A ‘jury
•lay) the funeral services will be
hold in Barmin, and Interment being
in Harada cemetery.
Mrs. Albert Bertram died Wednes
day, December 15, lbOH at 8 o'clock
a. in. after a lingering illness. She
had been a sufferer from cancer of
tlie stomach. About two months ago
win underwent an operation, which
tvai unsuccessful and since that
time, though site has suffered great
pain, she had been patient and uncom
plaining and when the filial call came
sh<> was found ready and prepared
for Ihe future life of which site had
no fear.
Pauline llepfingcr was born in
Miiiersburg, Ohio, January 10, 1853.
Sin came to this county with her
patents when sixteen years of age.
On December 30, 1871 she was mar
ried to Albert Bertram. Six children
were horn to them, William I'. Bert
ram, Mrs. B. (’, ltuegge of Tllden,
Neb,, Mrs. A. F. Brecht, Mrs. F. C.
Br cht, Mrs. William Miemyer, Mrs.
H. F. Miller, all of whom with the
husband, are left to mourn her
The greater part of Mrs. Bert
ram's life lias been spent in and
neai this city. Since leaving their
farm several years ago, they have
lived in the present residence on
l.aue street. She has been a loving
am devoted wife and mother, and lias
made many loyal and sincere friends
For youth, when all the days are golden days, and
the hours are hours of delight. For the gladness and
purity of young hearts. For the joy of the present, and
the storehouse of memories from which to draw when
the other days shall come.
For deeds undone that await our performance; for
the future, pregnant and mighty; for the sorrows that
shall chasten; for the struggles that shall strengthen,
That there are burdens to lighten; that there is
work for us to do. Teach us sympathy for the sorrow
ful; justice to our fellows.
Remind us that the golden days are fleeting, that
the grey days will surely come. Lot there ever abide
with us the thought that we travel this way but once,
that the shadows soon will gather as the shadows al
ways do when the sun goeth down. Teach us to for
get hatred, and to cherish love; and help us always to
be kind—as the keeper of the stables was kind to
Mary and the child Jesus, whose birth we celebrate.
OriuiBf and Black.
was secured and the investigation
began. Little was developed, as lit
tle was known of the man. He was
a large man, dark, with dark mus
tache and hair and dark eyes. There
wen no papers upon his person to
give any clue to his identity or reas
on for his rash act. The only cause
U»i i could he ascribed would be des
pondency. The jury returned a
verdict of death by lattdnuni, with
suicidal intent. The body was burled
in ihe county cemetery on the county
farm at one o’clock Wednesday after-1
Mrs. Augusta Dresher. an old lady
who lived alone on her farm about
two and a quarter miles east of Bar-1
ad; was found dead in her home last
Tuesday afternoon by B. C. Duer
feldt .
Mrs. Dresher owned her farm, and
it supplied her wants. She has a dau- j
ghler living near Morrill, Kas.. hut i
peifered to live her lonely life in her!
own way, and there she remained to
herself with only the kindness of
neighbors to look after her.
feeling that the old lady might
need some attention Mr. Duerfeldt
went to her homo Tuesday to enquire
after her. lie got no response to his
ktrek at the door, so pushed the
dot.- open and went in. There upon
the floor lay the old lady cold In
dea'li and frozen stiff; evidently she
had been dead a couple of days.
though she had not been molested by,
the live pets she kept in the house.
Mr. Duerfeldt. telephoned Coroner
Reneker, who went out, and after se
eming a jury began the investigation.!
The jury found her death caused
from heart trouble.
Her daughter, Mrs. Will Presses,
was sent for at once and today (Fri
who have over hold her in high es
teem, and to whom her death is a
personal loss.
The funeral services were held
from her late home Friday afternoon
at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. It.
Coop« i Halley of the Presbyterian
church. Many friends gathered there
10 pay a last loving tribute to one
who stood high in their estimation
and to offer their sympathy and con
doVnce to the sorrowing family.
The Interment was made in Steele
com etery.
“The Girl From The U. S. A."
“The Girl From the U. S. A.", the
coming attraction at the Oelillng Thea
ter on December 27th, is a joyous
creation, and something new in stage
land. The girl goes tantalizingly light
hearted into delicious entanglements
that, keep the action of the play splen
didly melo-dramatic. The clean, fine
atmosphere of the production is most
wholesome and welcome. The heart
interest is deep and natural. There
is a triangle love affair and the story
of the play contains several social
astonishments, that are delightfully
artful, yet genuine episodes of real
The musical settings for the play
are original and from the pen of a
prominent composer, but the numbers
an- the late popular success' s of the
Eighty-Second Birthday.
Mrs. Amy Vaughn lmd reached her
eighty-second birthday Wednesday
and a few of her neighbors dropped
in upon her to help celebrate the oc
casion. A very pleasant time was
enjoyed by all and upon leaving Mrs.
Vaughn was wished many happy re
turns of the event celebrated.
Tony Cutler and Joe Shields Arrest
ed On The Charge.
Toil) (hitler and Joe Shields were
arrested hv Chief of Police Marts
Wednesday on suspicion of being
the perpetrators of the recent clothes
line thieving.
I-or some time suspicion had been
pointing toward thorn and the officers
have been watching-closely for evi
dence. The opportunity presented
itsi If and a “peep through a key
hoi-." brought to tlielr optics a
pile of clothing, etc.
Mrs. ShOuse identified several gar
ments that, had been taken from her
line, as did also Mrs. Bode.
Shields is sometimes called "Fid
dler Dick,” and is the fellow who
amused himself and others by driving
a pair of dogs around town, hitched
to a little wagon, last summer.
'I :tej were both taken before Judge
Fallstead, who set their trial for Fri
day morning at 10 o’clock.
A peculiar oecurance happened re
garding this case, when John Wiltse
wan called in to represent the de
fendants. John had lost a shirt off
tin line himself and—well, he found
Falls City Defeated Midland College
In a Score of 59 to 30.
One of the cleanest games of bas
ket hall ever [mill'd off In this city
was played in Jenne’s Opera house
last Saturday night between the .Mid
land College team of Atchison,lias.,
and our High School team, the score
running high and in Kails City’s fav
The visitors were all men and
there were some fine players among
them, but their team work was not
good simply because they are newly
organized and have laid little prac
tice together.* This was their first
trip out of Atchison as a basket hall
Our boys say they never played
with a more manly lot, and that they
bad a dean game from start to fin
ish. They hope to have another
game with them. The clean play
seemed to impress everybody, and
many who witnessed the contest
speak of it.
We congratulate our own boys up
on their success and hope the
games they get this week while out
on their tour \% i 11 he just as pleasant
and agreeable.
In the Tecumseh gaiin last Monday
night, word has come hack that our
boys were victorious by a score of
:!7 to 20. They were entertained
most royally by the Teemnseli team
and had a fine time and game which
everyone seemed to enjoy. The Te
cumseh boys were fine fellows to
play with.
In the Lincoln game, in which they
played against tin* Lincoln V. M. C.
A., they were very unfortunate— the
game resulting in a score of 70 to
IP against them. * They played with
one of the strongest teams in the
state—in both size of players and in
team work—and do not feel In the
least disheartened by their tremen
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the Syracuse game and in as good
spirits as usual
Falls City Lady Honored,
Miss Lucy Lemon was chosen a
de'egate from the Young Women’s
Christian association of Doane college
to the Sixth International convention
of the Student Volunteer movement
for foreign missions, which meets
at Rochester, N. Y , December 29th,
to lanuary 2d. She leaves Lincoln
on the 27th, at which time a special
train will leave with delegates to
attend the convention. The various
colleges of the state will be repre
sented at tliis convention, which will
malcc a jolly crowd enroute. Miss
Lemon was a graduate from the Falls
City high school In 1907, standing
at the head of the class, and is con
tinuing her good work through Doan
col • go, where she is now a sopho
inoi e.
The Sam S. & Lee Simla rt pro
duction. "Girls,” which Manager
Gelding presented to the public a:
his theater Monday night was good,
and deserving of a better house than
greeted it.
Mr. Gelding lias had some good
attractions here this season, in fact
as good as are on the road, and we
.lope that he will meet with enough
encouragement to justify his contin
uing bringing such plays to town.
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges. Clubs.
Churches. Etc.
Sorosia met with Alls. Hanks Wed
nesday afternoon. Selections from
Coleridge were read by Mrs. Jen
nlgs, paper on "Public Education in
Heaut.y vs Ugliness” was given by
Airs. Morehead, and was ably dis
cussed. During the social half hour
refreshments were served by Mrs.
Hanks. Club adjourned to meet
with Mrs. Charles Wilson. January
5 th.
The regular meeting of the Shakes
pearo club was held Friday, December
17. with a good attendance. This les
son was the last on "King Lear.”
and after finishing the questions,Mrs.
C. F. Hoavls gave a very interesting
review of the play and discussion of
Shakespeare's time. Arrangements
wit" completed for the club's annual
N<*w Years dinner to he held New
Years Eve, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. (!. W. Holland. The next
regular meeting will be postponed one
week. Il will be held January 7th,
1010, at the residence of Mrs. Isham
Hoavls. At Ibis meeting the club
will begin the study of "The Win
tor's Tale." All members are urged
to tie present. /
Miss Minnie McDonald entertain
ed the teachers of the pul^c schools
last Thursday evening at the Keel
ing residence, and a royal good time
was enjoyed. Sotn’erset was enjoyed
during tile evening and many excit
ing, hotly contested games played.
Mrn. Wood and Mrs. Hurst were
present, and contributed to the pleas
ure of the evening with their music.
Miss McDonald served lovely refresh
ments. 31 e whs assisted In serving
by Mrs, Keeling.
invitations are out for the marriage
of Miss Mildred Anderson and Cor
nelius Sanford, which will take place
on the morning of December 28th,at.
eight o’clock in St. Francis Catholic
Last Saturday evening the ladies
at the Keister Dressmaking school
gave Miss Doih Dillingham a jolly
surprise In the way of an apron show
er, and It was truly a surprise. Dur
ing tile evening games of all kinds
were played mid lovely refreshments
were served.
Unless You’re Sure of a Grievance—
Then Don’t.
Perhaps no class of people meet
with so much or so severe criticism
as teachers. Much of this criticism
is unjust and exists solely because
parents and others listen to unveri
fied reports and do nothing to ac
quaint themselves with tin- real inner
workings of the school room. Any
person experienced with children
knows that these reports, even when
absolutely truthful from their point of
view, cannot be relied upon. Again,
any one who has the training of chil
dre experiences the mortifying fact
that even the best trained children
sometimes woefully lapse from their
k ’owledge of good manners and cour
tesy when away from home and
among other children. Some mothers
will not tolerate any correction of
their children's manners by the
teacher, taking it as n direct insult
to their home training, when it is but
the result of childish heedlessness or
sdi will. No greater injury can be
done a teacher than to condemn her
at home in the presence of pupils.
Tib re are man>—they usually allude
to a teacher as school-marm—who
persist In believing and encouraging
that a school t richer is never to la
regarded with other than susplcian.
A Narrow Escape.
A dispach from Beatrice, Neb., to
ihe State Journal, December 20,con
; voy - the information that Mrs. M.
K Kcntncr and Miss Helen of this
| city, while visiting with her daugh
ter. Mrs. Stella Dean, at Kansas
, had a narrow' escape from being
overcome by gas.
Upon retiring for the night the
gar. was left burning low, to keep the
chill off the room, and during the
night it was extinguished and the es
I raping gas filled the room. The bark
; mg of a pet. dog attracted the atten
: tlor of Mr. and Mrs. Dean, who threw
op't; the house and revived Mrs.Kent
int, who had fallen to the floor. ^