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Vol. VII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 1 1910. *~?==~ Number 27
THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
Mrs John Carico, who lives In the
country about a mile northwest of
town, entertained the Methodist Mis
sion; . y ker.siugton at her home Fri
day afternoon. The ladies spent the
time at fancy work, and in spite of
the great heat, all those present re
port a pleasant and profitable after
noon An unusually large number of
ladies were present. Refreshments
were served, Mrs. Carico being as
sisted by Mrs. L. C. Manger and Mrs.
W. H. Kerr.
Tin Royp.l Neighbors met in regular
session at their lodge room Friday
evening. After the business routine,
a.sliower o' useful things was tender
ed Mrs. C. B. Parish of Salem. Mrs.
Parish lost most of her household
furnishings in the Salem fire. She
received many useful presents, and
was almost overwhelmed by the
surprise. Refreshments were served.
The ladies of the W. R. C. planned
a very pleasant surprise on Mrs. T.
P. Jones Monday evening in honor
of her seventy-eighth birthday. About
tyenty ladies met at the home of W.
S. Kcrner and went in a body to
the home of Mrs. Jones on pouth
Harlend street, and the surprise was
complete. Games and music formed
a part of the evening’s entertainment.
Refreshments were served at ten
Applies in Falls City.
The mother who allows a sixteen
year-old (more or less) daughter to
float around the township in a top
buggy until two o'clock in the morn
ing with a counterfeit sport of weak
jaw and weaker morals, merely opens
the +ront door to grief and disgrace.
If yon don’t know what kind of com
pany your girl keeps or at what
time of night she turns in, your
roar when the gossips get busy
will round about as pathetic as the
wheeze from a jewsliarp. The girl
who insists on "spooning” with, every
body in the corporate lie-' ought to
he backed into the wood shed and
be relieved of her overflow of affec
tion with a number 11 slipper laid
carelessly across her hiplets. We
would sooner see a girl kiss a blind
shoat through a barbed wire fence
than 10 set her change partners six
times a week in the parlor with the
lights turned low. It is harder to
palm off a girl who has been pawed
over by every "yap” in the county
than it is to fatten sheep on pine
apple ice. You can t goldbrick a
sharp-eyed suitor witli second-hand
goods any more than you can fit a
bath robe on a goat. There are lots
of parents who are going up againSt
the judgment day with about as much
show as a cross-eyed girl at a beauty
show: and their children shall rise up
and call them blessed, with the enthu
siasm of a one-legged man at a club
The Lindell Hotel.
The old building which has stood as
a familiar landmark for the hungry
wayfarer, for many years, is getting
a thorough remodeling at the hands
of the new owner. An addition is
being built on to the west to provide
larger kitchen and dining room fa
cilities. Inside various changes are
l>eiug made, all calculated to increase
the capacity and improve the service
of the house. Mrs. McPherson is
ambitions to make the New Lindell,
not only one of the cheapest but
also the best of Falls City hotels. The
Lindell is clean, orderly, and free
from offensive features and gives
The following resolutions were
adopted at the regular meeting June
Resolved, That Veteran Post No.
84. .G A. R. in the death of Comrade
Stephen Prior has lost an active, de
voted and layal member, who always
had a firm friendship for, and was
highly esteemed by his fellow com
rades of the Post.
That the Post and its members ex
tend to the bereaved widow and chil
dren their kindest sympathy in their
hour of trial and suffering.
K. J\ Glines, Adjutant.
A BIG DAY.
Sunday, July 3, Institute Session
And Open Air Rally.
In the morning, from 10:00 to
11:30 J. O. Shroyer of Glen View
farm and his grade workers will have
charge of the services In Zion's Re
formed church in Nemaha township.
Mr. Shroyer is a busy and very suc
cessful! farmer living north of Hum
boldt. He Is also a much sought for
writer on rural themes. Hut he finds
time to superintend the Pleasant View
Sunday school. This school, under
his management has developed into
the most effectively organized and
thoroughly developed school in Rich
ardson county. Mr. Shroyer and
his workers will tell how he “did it,”
Sunday morning. Come early and
enjoy yourselves and be profited as
well. Everybody welcome.
In the afternoon an open air con
vention rally will be held in the
grove on Rock Creek, east of Rock
Creek church and school house on
Rev. M. C. Brooks of the M. E.
church of Falls City will speak on
“The Sudnay School's Challenge to
Men.” Rev. J. F. Watson of the
Brethren church, Falls City, will
speak on “Possibilities of tlie Coun
try Sunday School."
L. L. Hall will lead the song ser
W. A. Greenwald will take the
speakers to the grove Sunday after
noon in his automobile. It will be
a pleasant run of about sixteen miles,
southeast of Falls City, and about six
miles north of Sabetha. Everybody
is cordially invited to spend a pleas
ant and profitable afternoon in the
The Tribune feels that it. owes the
police court justice an apology for
various remarks made relative to the
court’s practice, which were anything
but complimentary to that depart
ment. Because Judge Spragins was
slow in proceeding agaihst certain
abuses, and hesitated about divulg
ing important information, we felt
justified in concluding that he was
in sympathy with 'the lawless ele
ment and possibly in their pay.
We are happy in being permitted to
make the statement that it is out
belief that the police court is con
ducted in the interests of justice, in
so far as it lies with this court to
enforce its decisions. The court is
handicapped, however, and it is this
condition of things which at first
led us astray.
At the last session of the district
court, coitclusiv'e evidence convicting
certain prominent Falls City _ men,
men, was presented to Judge Raper,
but the judge, (and no doubt wisely)
counseled the withdrawal of the cases,
giving for his reasons, that in “Falls
City a jury would not convict.” The
suits would be lost add needless
expense incurred, because it would be
impossible to find a jury in Falls City
that would convict a local man on any
evidence. If this is true, and we have
no reasons for questioning the state
ment, it reveals an alarming condition
of things in our city. It means that
justice can not be had,even with the
help of the officers.
The police judge declares that in
many cases of known violation of the
statutes it is useless for him to
proceed against the culprits, since
they would appeal from his decision
and go free before a jury of their fel
lows in the higher court. The fact
that Judge Raper advised against at
tempting to prosecute, is an indication
that he considered it impossible to
convict the offenders.
The officers of the law are helpless
because there’s no public sentiment to
uphold their hands while enforcing the
law. This is a challenge to every
decent, law abiding citizen to identi
it'y himself in no half-hearted way
with the people who stand for law en
On last Monday evening Miss Flor
ence Hermes of this city was united
in marriage with Mr. Joseph O’Brien
of New York City, at. the Methodist
parsonage, Rev. Brooks officiating.
The wedding was a surprise to the
bride’s friends, although the young
people had been engaged for nearly
a year. It is rumored that, there was
sone> opposition, but as usual Cupid
came off victorious. The bride was
twentv and the groom twenty-three
years of age.
Florence grew to womanhood here,
and the best wishes of her friends go
WATER CRISIS APPROACHING
MISSOURI PACIFIC WELLS NOT
YIELDING GOOD WATER.
Consumers Weary of Vague Ru
mors and the Jugglery With
the Two Old Wells.
Falls City’s water difficulties are to
be visited upon the round house peo
ple also. It is no doubt only another
illustration verifying the old la"
that the sins of the fathers shall be
handed down indefinitely upon all
The Missouri Pacific, anxious to
secure a sure water supply, and not
being able to get a satisfactory re
ply from tlit city council, undertook
to provide a supply of their own.
They sunk two wells on their
own grounds, but with indif
ferent results, hi the one the
water contained salt, and in the oth
er it was charged with mineral to
such an extent as to make both unfit
for boiler use. The company lias
called off further prospecting for tlie
time being and will, no doubt en
deavor to extract a contract from the
new city council. In the meantime
the city water department is keeping
up its jugglery with the two old
sites. One time it is the first ward,
and next “Uncle Bill's Bottom." Just
what the end of the game will finally
reveal is beyond human invention to
foretell. One thing is certain, how
ever, and that is that the citizens of
Falls City are getting restive. A
crisis is approaching. The time is
near when the people are going to
know They are weary of being fed
on vague rumors and vaguer water.
Fails City can afford a good supply
of water and will not rest until she
gets it. Whatever the present in
tentions of the council and water
works commissioner, the people know
what they want, and will find a way
for getting their wants supplied. If
it is true, as has so often been in
sinuated, that the city's plant is a
lot of antiquated junk, then away
with the miserable rubbish, and re
place it with modern machinery and
have the interests of Falls City at
heart, and who have mechanical in
genuity enough to know the differ
ence between the operation of a
buzz saw and a saw buck.
Mr Stanley Krajicek, chief hydrau
lic engineer of the Denver Reser
voir Irrigation company, was married
Wednesday. June 13, to Miss Gertrude
Mohler of Lincoln, Neb. The wedding
took place in Topeka. Kan., at the
home of the bride’s sister. They
were schoolmates at the University
of Nebraska, ijater the young groom
came west to seek a career,and last
year, while visiting in Denver, Miss
Mohler and Mr. Krajicek met by
chance, renewed their acquaintance,
and finally became more than ’’just
good friends.” Denver society is
congratulating the young couple, but
in particular the groom, who was so
popular in the younger set.—Denver
Post Dispatch, Sunday, June 2t>, 1910.
Nebraska Direct Legislation League.
The Nebraska Direct Legislation
League has issued, through its pres
ident, the following statement of its
campaign plans for the immediate fu
“The Direct Legislation League will
work from now on to two ends. It
will try to secure favorable pledges
in all the party platforms, and also
from all the legislative candidates.
The public interest is shown to be
such that we cannot see how any
party convention can justly refuse a
chance to vote on the question, no
matter what the individual views of
party leaders may be on the merits
of the question. But the work will
not stop with the party platforms. Dor
the information of voters at the prim
aries the league will question candi
dates for the legislature. With the
voters informed in advance of the
position of candidates on this ques
tion there should be no difficulty, in
most districts, to secure the nomina
referendum men.”—John H. Mockett,
tion of referendum men.”—John H.
Alter the excitement over the fed
eral building deal for Falls City has
passed, it appears that, only the bill
appropriating $(i,000 for a site was
actually* passed, while the bill provid
ing for both site and building failed
of passage. Falls City has at least
the grounds for a postoffice building
in sight, and the necessary upper
Yr'orks will follow in the course of
; the ages.
BASE BALL NOTES.
Our boys Will Play a Double Header
Here The Fourth.
Or ball team seems to bo on its
J'eet again and going well. We are
crippled a little but not seriously.
What does it matter if we are in the
third notch, when we have recovered
from our ease of stage fright, and
have settled down to business.
The lineup of the team lias been
changed somewhat, and all that is
necessary to make us happy ts to
have McCabe’s arm enable him to
get liaek into harness and for Po
teet’s arm to stay sound. All the
others are going good.
We are glad that our boys, when
away from home, are not getting
tlte notoriety which the Shenandoah
team enjoys. The day Is past when
a professional ball player can be
loss than a gentleman, and stay In
tlie game. >
The game at Auburn Tuesday was
wonderful, going as it did for nine
teen innings. The fans surely got
their money’s worth. The score was
Nebraska City 4, and Auburn 2.
Our team will be with us again
July 4, 5, and (I. On the Fourth we
play a double header.
Shenandoah seems to lie develop
ing the habit of finding fault with the
Myers says It is a swift bunch, in
tlie use of tulk. Fletcher has had
his share of abuse too. lately.
Base ball fans will stand for such
work awhile, but when a team per
sists in such tactics it will waken
up to tlie fact that tlie grandstand is
We are sorry to lose Sloane. No
one can say that he ever misbehaved
in a game.
Smith, our catcher, is at his home
in Sioux Ctty nursing a sprained
ankle. The result of a slide to home
base Friday of last week.
Auburn Gardeners Have .Tree
In the window of the Herald office
the past week have been on display
some freak potatoes, from the garden
of B. .T. Henderson of tills city.
Unci i Jim Buckley also has i some
of thr same variety in his adjoining
Notwithstanding th<> fact, that sev
eral very large and well formed pota
toes were found in the hill where
potatoes are supposed to grow, all the
way up the stalk, or vine, whichever
one chooses to call it, little potatoes
have started to grow. They branch
out rr the Intersections of the leaves
and main stalk, and instead of having
eyes, as the others do, little leaves
started from the potatoes themselves.
There are several more of these
freak plants growing in the garden,
and both gentlemen intend to let them
attain their full maturity and save
tlie seed for future experiments,
which will be watched with interest.
A Dastardly Deed.
Saturday night some miscreant,
with a heart as big as a pinpoint,
thr< w, with the evident intent to
blind, some acid at the eyes of a
valuable 'torse belonging to Simon
Beachy. Fortunately the horse dodg
ed and the acid missed his eyes.ktrik
ing the body and legs Instead. The
veterinary was called and by careful
treatment nothing more serious than
bad Mistering resulted. Mr. Beachey
has offered a $200 reward for evi
dence that will convict the guilty par
ty. It is rumored that the fellow is
known. An unsigned letter purporting
to b.; from tlie guilty man was receiv
ed by Mr. Beachy Tuesday. Suspi
cion rests on one man. Me will no
douM be brought to justice.
When a man sinks so low as to at
tempt to take a personal spite out on
a dumb brute he is an object of com
miseration indeed. lie cannot well
get much lower.
The preliminary examination into
the matter of the stolen team busi
ness was held in the district court
room Tuesday afternoon.
Roavis and (iantt were the prose
cutors. and Faloon was the attorney
for the defendants. It is unfair to
express an opinion at this time, but
from the size of the audience one
would infer that there was much in
teres* in the outcome of the trial
Smith was hound over to the dis
trict court. His bond was fixed at
J2.500. Walters and McMahan will
have their hearing on July 3.
A BAD MESS OF HUMANITY
WHITES AND BLACKS FREELY
A Veritable "House of All Nations"
that is a Menace to Decency
and Clean Citizenship
The large house on the west Bide
of town, with its heterogeneous pop
ulation is becoming notorious. This
week the city authorities hnd occasion
to withdraw a young girl from tho
place The house Is tenanted by a
mixed popu'atIon of whites and blacks,
and for pure cussedness ninkcH a
good second to tile "House of all
Nations," In South Omaha, one of
the plague spots of North America.
The place is owned by a prominent
business man, and is at least toler
ated; if not. encouraged by the citi
zens of Falls City. It Is needlesB to
go Into details. The officers cannot
do everything. Law is worse than
useless, unless backed by healthy,
public sentiment. When the people
demand the closing of these dens
of assignation they will he closed.
The ranks of tin* dissipated thin
rapidly; vice is the great destroyer.
They are constantly being recruited
front just such places like the above.
These are the mission posts of
crime and debauchery. They at
tract unsophisticated hoys and girls
like f ugar lures the flits Into the
trap. No child is safe so long as
tlies.' open snares stand waiting to
tempt and trap them. Vice is a
cannot harbor these gross abuses
pest and is catching at sight. We
and Immoralities in our midst with
out paying tho penalty of debauching
our hoys end girls. The price is
too high. Let parents artHc and in
righteous indignation drive this
plague of Iniquity into cover.
Police Judge Spragins Has Been
Busy The Past Week.
Bill Nation, one of the county board
era. after confidential chat with our
deputy sheriff, concluded#to help the
Street Commissioner rather than stay
Indoors tills fine weather. He might
undertake tlie* job of fishing the pav
ing ordinance. Bill is ambitious.
Joe Wilson has taken French leave
of Falls City for a time. He needs a
vacation ar.d we hope he will be In no
hurry about returning. Some men
can drink and trim off like gentlemen
with nothing worse than a case of
delerium tremens. Others, more en
ergetic, may wind up by driving the
family out of doors and breaking up
the furniture. Of course those are trif
ling matters. But when Joe gets a
jag on he gets an ax and practices on
his *ilends heads. Naturally they do
not take very kindly to Joe’s stunts
and put him in ward to keep peace.
Prohibition Convention Cali.
Lincoln, Neb., June 25, 1910.
The state convention of the Prohi
bition party of Nebraska is hereby
called to meet at Lincoln,Neb., on
Tuesday, July 20th, at two o'clock p.
in., for the purpose of electing a
new state central committee, adopting
a platform of principles and for the
transaction of other business proper
ly coining before said convention.
Apportionment is based upon two
votes for each fifty, or fraction there
of, votes east for Frank E. Linen for
Regent of the State University at the
Iasi election. No county shall be
entitled to less than two delegates.
County conventions should be held
for the election of delegates. It Is
suggested that all counties not hold
ing at earlier dates, meet duly 2d, at
d i>. m., under the direction of inter
ested Prohibitionists or the county
committee. In all counties not holding
regular conventions, may hold mass
conventions on the above suggestive
Tlie custom so long followed by our
party of admitting women delegates
with all the rights and privileges of
the convention will be adhered to
this year. We urge that every coun
ty send a full representation.
D. B. GILBERT,
The Methodists expect soon to bo
urn or. the work of remodeling their
church and Sunday school rooms.
The end of some folks' troubles Is
not yet in sight. They manufacture
them as they gr>
Two journeymen printers struck
town early Thursday morning. They
arrived from the south. Destination,
I not given.
NAY, NAY, STELLA PRESS!
You Must Be Misrepresenting Tho
Base Ball Situation.
"Tho main attraction for our peo
ple tho first of tlu* week was the
Falls City-Allburn hall games at the
latter town, Stella being well rep
resented each of the three days.
Falls City won two of the three
games, but of the last eleven
games ployed by that town, these
are the only two won. With the
exception of J.R.Caln and E. Wheel
er, Falls City has few supporters
in Stella, most of the people be
lieving that it would do Falls City
good to be tail-enders for awhile."
The above clipping, taken from tho
Stella Press, does not represent tho
majority opinion of Stella as regards
the Falls City Mink League team,
ns will be seen by the following com
munication received by one of our
townsmen from a prominent Stella
11. M. Jenne, Falls City, Neb. Dear
Sir:—T enclose you herewith a clip
ping from the Stella Press which Is
Intended to express the sentiment of
Stelln base ball enthusiasts as re
gards the Falls City ball team of tho
Mink League. I don't know why a
thing of this kind should have been
published, because the majority of
people in and around Stella, I think,
would be glad to see Falls City win
the pennant, or nt least, be in the
first division at the end of the sea
son. Home pride for Richardson
county, if nothing else, should cause
Stella and other towns In the county
to sally round the flag of the county
seat. town. Falls City has always
been good to our city, especially
when we have our annual picnic, and
I think that If given a fair test, Stel
la would be found In the Falls City
column. Wishing the team success, I
am, very truly, A STELLA FAN.
List of New Books at the Library.
Old World And its Ways—Bryan.
Now England Country—Johnson.
Romance of the Salvation Army—
Good Neighbors in Modern City—
How to Keep Bees For Profit—
Philo System of Poultry Raising.
Wisdom and Destiny—Maeterlinck.
Hand-book For Surveyors—Merri
Queer Subjects of the King—Fraser.
Lure of the Labrador Wild—Wal
Autobiography of a Clown—Marcos
Child Religion in Song and Story—
Students and the Present Mission
ary Crisis. Rochester Convention,
Half a Chance—Isham.
Girl From His Town—Van Vorst.
Child’s Guide to American History
Calender Stories—*Boyle. .
Count up The Sunny Days—Jones.
Shipwrecked in Greenland—Thomp
Patty’s Pleasure Trip—Wells.
Six Girls And The Seventh—Tag
Boys and Girls of ’77—Smith.
Frank on The Low'er Mississippi—
Brown Owl Story—Prentice.
Work That is Play—Gardner.
Mother Tucker's Seven—Wray.
Next Sabbath is expected to be a
big day and a good day for us. A
patriolie service will be held in the
morning,when we will have special
, hymns, an anthem.a sermon appropri
j ate to the occasion, and the large or
! gan in use. Our Sunday-school opens
its doors to all at. 9:45 a. m. To all
I our services the public is most cord
ially invited A cool well ventilated
chui cli,comfortable seat6, a hymn
book and a hearty welcome are in
store for you. Will you come?
R. Cooper Bailey, Pastor.
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