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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE
Consolidations Kalis City Tribune,
Humboldt Enterprise, Rulo Record.
Crocker's Educational Journal and
Entered as secoml-ciass matter at
Falls City, Nebraska, post office, Janu
ary 12. 1**04, under the Act of Congress
on March 3, 1,h7u.
Published every Friday at Falls City,
The Tribune Publishing Company
W. H. WYLER.
Editor and Manager.
One year -- $ 1.50
Si* months .75
Three months -40
County option is bused upon 'lie idea
that the majority should rule. If a
majority decidt for no saloons then
there should lie none. The county is
made the unit of operation. If the
county votes dry," then the comity
as a whole is to lie "dry." On the
contrary, should the comity vote
"wet" that does not mean that the
county as a whole becomes "wet "
County option is not to vole saloons
into "dry" plans. In case the coun
ty goes “wet" the situation remains
as it was before the vote, the "dry"
places remaining “dry” and the
"wet" places remaining "wet
The brewery people call this a
Jug handled arrangement. The Insin
uation is both unjust and not true.
It is a fundamental principle of Amer
ican law that the majority shall rule.
Th«' majority of the people are usu
ally decent and law-abiding The
liquor Interests are aware of this.
They know that their business is
doomed wherever the people are per
mitted to have their way Intelligent
ly. It is to tile financial interests
of the liquor crowd to defeat the
will of the people in every way pos
sible. Their slogan just now is the
"personal liberty" cry. What do
they mean by It? They really mean
that the people are not to be trusted.
It is a catchy assertion Intended to
deceive and alarm the people. Coun
ty option means the people's option or.
the rule of the majority. County op
tion favors the rights of the Individ
ual as represented hv the majorities
• * •
THE SALOON IS AN OUTLAW.
The saloon 1ms no rights except by
suffranee. It is wholly by the toler
atlon of the people or their ..
aontatlvos that the saloon Is per
mitted to do any business at all. The
saloon Is an outlaw and can only do
business by permission. The saloon
must have u license before the gov
ernment will permit it to open its
doors. The license is really nothing
more than a permit The cost of
the license or tax is a Kind of fine
collected In advance for the business
that is admittedly bad. Hut this is
not all. The* community insists that
so dangerous an institution as the
saloon shall be presided over by a
responsible and reputable man. There
fore the saloonkeeper is required to
obtain the sanction of a majority of
the freeholders in his ward or pre
cinct. The idea is to safeguard the
community by preventing a bad man
from running a bad business. The
signers are tit > moral bondsmen of
the saloon-keeper. They vouch for
bis good character and respectability,
and make themselves morally respon
sible for the breaches to decency that
occur during Ills administration.
When, several years ago, a judge
in Indiana declared the saloon an
outlaw, lie hit that institution a
l>low from which it litis never reco\
ored. The more recent decisions of
Judges .lessen and 1’emberton in Ne
braska are in line with the same de
velopment and are intended to knock
out the last remaining props of re
spectability by which this contempti
ble business hits bes‘11 bolstering it
self up. Let the goi^J sense and
intelligence of tho people deal with
the liquor traffic and its doom is
sealed. The dealers know this.
Hence their persistent efforts to pre
judice and alarm the public,
* * m
The attitude of The Tribune to
wards live, present-day issuer may
be provoking to some of its old
friends and supporters. Nevertheless
wo have no apology to offer for our
present course. The Tribune lias
long championed the peoples' inter
ests. The “insurgency” spreading
through tlie land Is nothing more
than an arising of the people against
their oppressors, it is the peoples
protest against rlass rule. County
option is the peoples option. We are
for the people and by t lu* people,
therefore we have espoused the
cause of county option generally and
will champion it in this county. The
field has been theirs. They have con
fessedly failed to make good. The sa
loon is an admitted failure. Now,
all we ask is a “square deal.” Al
low us to contest the field on even
ground. Give us an intelligent and
unbiased hearing. Give the “dry”
propaganda a fair trial. If it fails
as the "wot" side has ho evidently
failed, then out It out Rut be fair,
inform yourself, get the facts; we
promise you to turn on tin* light If
we say some hard things, it Is not.
from bitterness, but because they
are the ugly facts. You need to
know them. Come let us reason to
* • •
The law of tin' Sabbatli is not an
urbiliary law imposed upon humani
ty by Hu1 restrictions of society or
church, hut Is grounded in the con
stitution of nature. In other words
Hie regulalions relating to Sunday rest
are not primarily moral but entirely
natural. This Is peculiar and but
little understood, nevertheless If Is
very true. The violation of the Sab
hat hie laws incurs penalty just, as
the violation of any other law. If
has been found by observation that
Inanimate ime hinery operates bet
ter when allowed a day of rest once
in seven Manufacturers by actual
computation have found that they
make more money out of a given
plant with a certain number of em
ployees,when they only run six days
in the week. In actual practice thous
ands of people who have tried it out,
have found that Sunday labor is a
losing proposition. There are few
people who labor on Sunday from
choice, and these rarely come to
much through their efforts. The in
dustries and railroads are slowly
awakening to this great trutli and
are providing ways and means for
giving their help and their equipment
a day's rest once in seven. Very few
merchants and dealers keep open
shop on Sunday from choice. They
do it from compulsion. The real sin
tier in most eases is the virtuous
public. Mr. Church Member inusl
have hit' cigar or soda water, or
candy, or Ires i meat for dinner, or
Sunday paper with Its sensational
reading and exaggerated art; his
I tilde is too stale reading for Sun
day. When tlie church people con
sistently practice I heir Sunday pro
fession, llie hulk of tradesmen will
close lluir doors and thank their
Lord for a few hours of relaxation
lit1 whs one of (Soil's true noble
men, a grand, good man. lie was my
i'i'lend and I knew him as n brother,
lie grew In manhood in the old conn
try and brought with him to America,
the continental idea that moderate
drinking is not only eminently re
spectable, imt absolutely necessary,
lie drank, but not excessively. He
and i frequently argued the merits
and demerits o' both sides, never bit
terly but always intensely. He was
;i man of strong convictions, remark
ably balanced by a deep sense of
what Is fundamentally and finally
rigid. Tie wanted to be right. With
in the circle of his understanding
and grasp of the subject lie was ab
solutely fair. My friend was stricken
with an incurable disease. There was
no hope for him. On his dying lied
la1 turned to me and with au expres
sion of deep joy and peace on his
countenance, lie said, "I am so glad.
I am so glad.” Why was he so glad?
Two id' his sons were employed in
two of our larger western cities; he
knew the dangers to which they1 were
exposed if they visited drinking
places. Hut both hoys had become
abstainers. "I am not afraid for
them now, they are both safe.” And
thus lie died rejoicing that his sons
were walking in a safe and secure
* * *
A STRAW IN THE WIND.
Until Senator Hale of Maine and
Senator Aldrich of Ivllode Island have'
definitely announced it as their in
tention til retire at the close of tills
session of congress. They both of
fer as their reasons for retiring, the
fact of their advanced age and break
ing health. The opposition is inclin
ed however, to accept those state
ments with reservations. The pre
sumption is that botli have been
feeling the public pulse and have
decided to forestall the humiliation of
almost sun1 defeat by dropping out
of the contest. Uncle Joe, less
I shrewd and more determined. is
going blindly to ins finish.
At u mooting of the executive com
mittee in the study of Chairman Hay
held on Monday it was decided to ac
cept the invitation tendered by Uov.
Dailey to hold the next bi-monthly
meeting of the Federation of
Churches of Richardson county in
Humboldt on the Nth of May The
general theme offered for discussion
will be county option. It is desired
to .determine the churches’ attitude
towards this question, and to plan a
line of action that will give expres
sion to the stand taken. As this it
the momentous problem up for solu
tion this summer and fall in Nebras
ka, it is important that all the past
ors in Richardson county make it a
point to be at this meeting and come
prepared to represent this constit
uency definitely and positively. Full
particulars in next issue of the Trib
Johani Christopher Harmann was
born in Kffelden in the Grand ftuchy
of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, on
May 5, IS.Ti. He died in Falls City.
April 25. 1910, aged seventy six years,
elevc n months and twenty days, at
the home of his soil-in-law, Otho
Wachtel. During the early part of
la i ..uiniuer Air. narninnn bi gan to
,ul v. in, a kind of tubercular swelling
iti his right leg below the knee, and
about three weeks before his death,
gangrene poison developed. Medical
aid was summoned, but all of no
avail and death resulted on April
25. Father Harmann's daughters
came from their homes in Lincoln anil
I teat rice, one a professional nurse,
land did all that laving hands could
do, and iemail* d until the end came.
.Mr. Harmann eaves four daughters]
and one son, ami grnndeliildrc i. His
wife preceded him in death. The iu
nerai was held front the German
Kvangelical church, Uev Al t' lirooks
assisting the castor. The interment j
took place in Steele cemetery on |
To lhose that know Mr. Ilarmunn
best, loved him as a good Christian
gentleman. For many years he was
a member of the German Methodist
church, but since coming to Falls
City, liis own German church not be
ing here, lie made a church home at
(he Kvangelical church.
The aged pi’i rim's end was full of
intense suffering, yet lie liore it with
great Christian fortitude; his end
was peaceful and without a struggle.
Vital spark of heavenly flame,
Quit, oh quit, this mortal frame.
Trembling, hoping, lingering, flying, !
() the pain, the Idiss of dying!
Cease fond nature, cease thy strife.
And let me languish into life.
The world recedes- it disappears
Heaven opens cn my eyes my ears, j
With sounds seraphic ring!
Lend your wings; I mount! 1 fly!
Oli, grave where is thy victory?
Oh, death, where is thy sting?
John J. Tucker -was born Decem
ber 31, 1833 near Sluirpsburg, Hath
County, Ky.. and died in this < ity on
Thursday morning. April 31, 1010 at
the age of seventy-seven years, four
months and twenty-one days. Ilej
was married to Margaret Henry on
March IK, IK.'.J, Six children were
horn to ihem. only two of whom are
living, namely. Dr. William Tucker of
Kansas City, Mo., and Dr. A. .1 Tuck
er of Sedalia. Mo
With liis family Mr. Tucker mov
ed to Illinois is IK(»4, and to Falls
City in October 1873, this city be
ing his home i ver since. September
IS, 1857 lie became a member of the
Masonic order and has remained a
member of lie order up to the time
of his death. For many years Mr.
Tucker followed fruit farming and
truck gardening on a farm east of
the city, but of late years, since bis
health lias failed lie lias lived a
quiet and retiring life with bis wife
in their cottage in the east part of
town, lie has been almost helpless
for many months and the death has
been expected, but it was no loss a
The funeral was held Friday after
noon at. three o'clock from the Meth
odist church under the auspices of
the Masonic lodge. Rev. Brooks of
the Methodist church preaching the
funeral sermon, with a few remarks
by Mrs. Hattie Mauger. The burial
took place in Steele cemetery, the
full Masonic burial service being
The little boy of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd,
Woods, living south of Salem was
drowned in R <ck Creek about ten
o’clock Wednesday morning. The
little fellow, who was only two years
eld vas phtyiii. about his mother.who
was doing the family washing. Soon 1
she missed him and after about fif
teen minutes found the child in the
creek which runs close to the house.
She could not reach her baby until,
she had gotten a garden rake with
which she pulled it out. of the water.
She believes tifi' little body had life!
in its body at that time. The fath-j
I er was quickly called from the field,
but could not get. a doctor until he I
drove to Salem, because the wires;
were damaged by the fire of Satur
day. Almost two hours had elapsed
before the doctor could reach the
house and by that time all hope of
restoring the little one was gone, j
The parents are heartbroken over
their loss, ati.l the hearts of their
friends are full of sympathy for
them. The funeral will be held Fri-!
day from the homo.
Mrs. Larry Dore, who was for
many years a resident of this city,
lied at her home in Omaha last Sat
urday night. She was a sister of Mrs.
Klten Kink, Mrs. Delia Sanford, Mrs.
William Higgins, Morris and John
.'heetan all ot this city. The fune
ral was held in Omaha Tuesday and
was largely attended. It will be
remembered that Mr. Dore died in
Omaha a few months ago.
HERE AND THERE.
Current Happenings That Will Inter
est Our Neighbors.
Hon K. M. Pollard inis announced
Ids withdrawal from tin* congress
ional race In District. No. 1. He gives
as his reasdtu the necessity of ids
continuing at tic head of the lumber
business with which ho lias been
identified with for some time.
HM.Hordes of near Auburn caught
a shf> wolf and her seven culm last
The Dr. Hyde trial took an interest
ing .itul highly diverting turn last
week when it developed Unit the de
fense had gotten possession of the
papers containing tin* report of the
('has. Keith, a Heaver City farmer,
found a twelve-days-old baby on his
door step one morning last week.
It is said that an old man request
ed to be taken to the polls in the
recent Lincoln election, saying that
it would likely be bis last vote, and
he wanted it to be against the sa
loons. That evening as he was list
en'rg to the i -ports of the great vic
io’> he Imppi'y passed away.
Mark Twain is dead. He died at
Ilia home in Redding, Conn.. last
Thursday at the age of seventy-five
(Jov Shallonberger has refused to
“oust” Mayor Rawlins and Justice
Crawford of VVyinore on insufficient
charges. However the house on the
hill must be closed at once or he
says lie will do tin- "ousting” act.
A big fire in the Burlington yards
at. Lincoln last Thursday burned up
$100,000 worth of stock and buildings
before gotten under control. A very
high wind was raging at tin- time,
making it very difficult to fight the
The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben committee
are endeavoring lo get Roosevelt to
attend the next, meeting in the fall.
On Tuesday. May Ml. Beatrice will
vote to bond the town for $70,000 to
install a modern municipal water
Rumor has it that parties circulat
ing petitions in Auburn asking for
saloon license are not meeting with
(great success. Granger.
Things are beginning to move in
quiet Hiawatha. There will In- pav
ing and Improvement, galore.
Hiawatha may become a Grand Is
land division point. The company ex
pects to spend $50,000 in the city
The engineers' estimate of tin- cost
of Tecuniseh’s new sewerage system
Teeuniseh will celebrate tile Fourth
of July this year in a manner befit
ting a striving and growing little
city. Committees have been appoint
ed to look after the different features
that, will enter into the celebration.
The Lincoln police raided the lOlks’
club rooms Thursday and nabbed
some fifty cases of beer and as many
gallons of whiskey.
W. .1. Bryan reached Lincoln on
Thursday evenjng. Hi- will remain
at. home for some time.
Col Soieski declares that Mis
souri will go dry next fall by 75,000
Last Fourth of July cost the Unit
ed States 215 deaths and over 5,000
casualites. How about the coming
Tobias 'Lollman, Sr., was born in
Globenhinn. Germany in 1833, died
in Falls City, April 22, 1010, at the
age of seventy-six years. He Canu
te America in 1854. Was married to
Katherine lOcksteim, to them were
born twelve children, six of whom
are still living, in 1895 ha came to
Falls City and has lived here ever
since. Mr. Lollman was a member of
the Catholic church. The funeral ser
vices were held from that church on
Monday and the remains taken to
the Catholic cemetery at. Barada for
G. A. Henry, Seneca, Has.22
Maggie Manileville, Falls City....22
Ralph B. Simpson, Falls City....25
Ethel P. Cade, Falls City.-.22
Loren L. Corn, Noreatur, Has.26
Grace E. Bennett., Verdou.25
Guy C. Kleckinger, Falls City.24
Lula Maria Larendo, Rulo.19
Tom Glines left Sunday night for
Basin, Wyo., where he has accepted
a lucrative position. But just how
Tommie could leave as good a town
as Falls City and the league hall
team is what we cannot understand.
We feel sure the base ball string
will pull him back to Falls City be
fore the season closes.
•ft • '•->*
Salem's calamity will not have oc
curred wholly in vain if it induces
other towns to take the needed pre
cautions for meeting a similar visita
tion. A fire is quickly started and
when once it lias a strong lead it is
always difficult to control. Salem
was absolutely at the mercy of the
wind and lire, it was providential
that it much greater portion of the
village was not burned. Salem's loss,
if previously invested in fire fighting
apparatus, and in the rendering of
the buildings less Accessible to lire,
would have saved Salem. As it is
the loss is a dead one.
Falls City lias come perilously near
hating a big fire on several occas
ions this spring, if the city water
works are in the condition that per
sistent rumor would represent them
to be, the city could count for little
help from that source In case of a big
fire. The situation lias a really ser
ious aspect. Disastrous fires are
reported all over the state. So far
this section lias been practically im
mune until calamity hit Salem Satur
day. There is no assurance that
our turn may not be next except ade
quate safeguards, and the most ef
fective of these is a first-ejass water
plant. There is only one way to
provide these safeguards, and that is
to see that they are provided. When
the city is going tip iu smoke it will
be too late to whimper about the
things that might have been.
Don’t Want Saloon.
Preston don't, want the saloon. Hen
ry Reiger lots Wen circulating a pe
tition trying to get the necessary sig
natures to enable him to open a liq
uor shop. The town is about even
ly divided, it is reported that Reig
er only lacks one name of having the
necessary majority. A certain moth
er, the possessor of some property
in the town is reported to have said
that she would sign the petition, but
not in the presence of her children.
Simple-minded mother! Why not in
the presence of her little ones? We
can heartily assure her that her
children will know all about it if she
signs, for the Preston brethren are
determined in this thing and will
publish the names of all those who
sign the petition. The signatures are
required by the law as a safeguard
in favor of the public. The petitions
are meant for the public. They be
long to the public. If the saloons
were in the habit of dealing on the
square they would of their own ac
cord give them to the public. Pro.
ton is prepart'd to put up a hard
fight to keep the saloon out. If Mr.
Reiger is wise to the actual situa
tion lie will drop the dirty thing.
Mrs. John Lichty and Mrs. Charles
Heineman were St. Joe shoppers on
Tuesday. They also called on an
eye specialist while there.
Mrs Martha Weaver is having "f
Lon Evans, is making preparation
to move his family to Colorado n <t
Mrs. Everett Scott returned Mon
day from .a visit of several weeks
Street Commissioner Startzel ' <*
in a new cement crossing near Me
Edwin Falloon went to Hiawatha
Wednesday to spend ,tli<* day with
uis orother, James.
Prof.Knoft of Wymore ac 'ompauuxi
his students to tills city for 1b "
debate Monday night.
Mrs. Patrick Gunn and Mrs. Ray
Meyers ret art ed Saturday from i
visit with Omaha friends.
Mesdaines Edwards and Ituegge.
and Misses Lapp and Knickerbocker
drove to Salem Wednesday.
Dr. C. T. Hurchard left Wednesday
to join Mrs. Hurchard and Helen
in their visit to relatives in Oki;i
Mrs. Martin Melhorn arrived W<-d
nesday from Denver to visit her si
ter, Mrs. Dodo, and her mother, Mrs
Mrs. Harry Neide of St. Cloud.
Minn., is the guest this week at the
home of her brother-in-law, Rev. <i
AI Restorer returned Thursday if
last week from Blxby, S. D., where
he visited thefamily of his dausrti
ter. Mrs. Frank Greenwald.
Francis Shaffer and his grandd.tu
ghter, Miss Edna Sliaffer, left Tues
day for a visit with relatives and
friends in Nebraska City and Ac
I Eastern Star Election.
The order of the Eastern Star lii-t<t
an (election Tuesday night. The tut
folinw were elected to serve the n
Worthy Matron—.Mrs. I). M. Davids
Patron—E. G. Whitford.
Associate Patron—Mrs. M. E. Wil
Secretary, Miss Nellie Gilman.
Treasurer—H. P. Roberts.
Conductress—Miss Eizetta Pat'
Associate Conductress—Mrs. Speiiee
At this meeting Mrs. 1. M. Houston
was made acquainted with the. my:
teries of the order.
Eight refreshments were served tot
lowing the regular order of business,
and taken altogether it was a most
inter sting and enjoyable session.
Law of Compensation.
Every man—even the most cynical
—has one enthusiasm; he is earnest
about some one thing. The all-rouud
trifler does not exist. If there is a
skeleton—there is also an idol in the
cupboard —John Oliver Hobbes.
The Falls City State Bank
Will be pleased to loan you what money you may need
on approved security. |
This bank desires your business and is in a position to I
extend such accommodations and courtesies as are con
sistent with good banking.
If you are not already a customer we herewith give you
a hearty invitation to become one. |
Falls City State Bank ]
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want to save the most chicks,
i We guarantee the CLIMAX
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on the market. We guarantee
it to give satisfaction or your
money back. What more could
you ask? For sale by
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