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The Falls City Tribune
FIVE CONSOLIDATIONS: FALLS CITY TRIBUNE, HUMBOLDT ENTERPRISE, RULO RECORD, CROCKERS EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL AND DAWSON OUTLOOK.
Vol. VII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1910. Number 31
DESPERATE THIEF ESCAPES
STOLE AUTO FROM GARAGE AT
Auto Found in Cornfield Later
Steals Horse and Buggy and
Makes His Escape.
Special from Stella.
On last Wednesday evening W.
H. Wheeler had his new Mitchell
touring car delivered and on Thurs
day went *o Falls City on a trial trip.
They returned in the evening, the
car was put away carefully In the
garage on the rear end of the prem
ises and the door secureely locked.
About three o’clock a number of
neighbors, as well as the Wheeler
family, were disturbed by an unusual
noise, but no one thought, of the
Esburn arose at five o’clock for
i he purpose of cleaning the car. He
found that some miscreant had
snook” in and stole the machine,
l'he little town, otherwise so peace
ful and quiet, was very much excited
over the news which flew fast and
furious over the entire county. Many
people from a'l parts of the county
joined in the search which continued
throughout Friday and Saturday, when
the search was abandoned.
Monday afternoon Arthur McGinnis,
living about four miles south of town,
while cutting weeds in the corn field
found the car and at once telephoned
Mr. Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler and a
number of friends immediately drove
out to identify the car. They found
it disabled on account of the batteries
having burned out, and it was evident
the fellow in charge had taken refuge
in the corn field, and thus evaded
the large crowd that soon congregated
at that place, Sheriff Fenton of Falls
City, being one of the number, and
• hey worked on the trail until dark
ness prevented further search.
During the night, the thief or
thieves, stole a horse, harness and
buggy of Wm. Stoltz, Jr., and made
Ms get away.
Tuesday evening word was received
here that a man with a horse and
buggy answering the description had
been stopped at Powhattan, Kas.
Word was received this morning
• hat the man who stole the Wheeler
ruto had practically made his get
away dow'n by Horton. He stole a
milk can, tied it on behind his buggy
and passed as a farmer going home
irorn tow'n. The farmers were warn
ed tc be on the lookout for him. They
were They saw him. Some of
them, at least. Two of them rode up
behind him with shot guns. One of
them told him to come and go with
them. He swore that he was an inno
cent man and would protect himself.
He stooped over, pulled a rifle from
the bottom of the buggy, told the
farmer to let lihn alone and drove on.
The family afterwards said when
asked why he didn’t do something,
ihat he didn’t want to shoot anyone.
After driving to the nearest corn
field the thief jumped from the bug
gy and disappeared.
The sheriff has this to say of the
boys who were with him. That if the
party could have come up with the
‘hief, they would have found w'hat
• hey were really looking for, and that
men who were willing to go through
brush and weeds, in which they had
reason to believe the man was hiding,
as those boys did, would have brought
back their man even though he had
It takes courage to look for a des
perate man in the dark. These boys
with the sheriff, down in the bottoms
searched carefully a ravine in which
his fellow was seen to disapper. Hut
for the darkness the man would have
Wymore had a chance. The rail
toad wanted to start things down
there. The people of Wymore knew
that here was theii chance to get
lich quick. They did it. The rail
load wants to Mart things here. Now
is our chance. Wymore forgot that
•he railroad i.eople knew that one
dollar was worth < ne hundred cents.
They have reason and time for reflec
tion now. We can do things that Wy
more didn’t do.
A number of houses are being built.
Many more are needed.
Locates in Falls City.
Wm. Rice, one of St. Joseph’s con
tractors is now located in this city.
He has a cont-aet for work near par
ada. Judging from the scarcity of
houses in Falls City, we would think
there was room for him here.
Letter From our Regular Correspond
ent at Kansas City.
K msas City, duly 23, 1010— Cattle
receipts of 52,000 head last week, in
cluding 8,000 calves, were the1 largest
of the season, and sufficient to enable
buyers to enforce a decline of in to
25 cents. Corn fed natives and
heavy Kansas grass steers lost least
.md light weight grass steers the
niosi, including tin lighter quaran
tine steers. Trade in stackers and
feede rs picked upquiteabit,more than
200 car loads going to the country,
and steers suitable for this trade sold
almost steady all week. The run
of 20,000 head here today is heavier
than was expected, and contains some
cattle driven in by dry weather, en
tailing lack of stock water and poor
pasture. These drought cattle are
not numerous today, but fears of
trouble* from 'his source are felt in
a good many sections, especially In
the Osage country of Oklahoma,where
shippers are getting ready to run a
lot of cattle this week if it does not.
rain. The Northwest continues to
report dry weather trouble, and a
good share of the twenty-eight thous
and catlto in Chicago today are from
that territory. Killers are able to
load up pretty heavy last, week, and
*lie tendency today is naturally down
ward Conditions the next week or
two will be governed by the amount
of -ain fall over the country, and a
spel' of unbroken dry weather might
force in a lot of cattle,and hurt, the
market a good deal. Prices are off
10 to 15 cents per day. more in some
cases, and buyers appear tobe willing
to wait awhile to get the decline
whe’ever sellers are reluctant to con
cede It. Rest corn fed steers are sell
ing at $8.00; top pasture steers at
$7.15, medium and light steers down
to $5.00; grass cows around $4.0 and
veals off 25 to 50 cents today, best, at
Hogs made a gain of 5 to 10 cents
'ast week on the moderaterun of
35,000 head, oven taking into consid
eration a loss of 10 to 18 cents the
first, days of the week.itdid not abate
the sentiment going around, as the
country has a crop of big hogs on
hand, and is making more of them
righ along. On the other hand. Ar
mour is a bull in provisions, but
without any substantial following.
He believes hog receipts will fall off
as the run here today is 5,000 hogs,
market 5 to 10 lower, light hogs at
$8.60 to $8.82%, medium W'eights at
$8.50 to $8.75, heavy hogs at $8.50 to
J. A. RICKART,
Live Stock Cor.
Sunday, August 7th, George R.
Stewart will be on the Chautauqua
grounds, and will give two lectures.
Those having the matter in charge
made no mistake in arranging to
have Mr. Stewart, open the pro
gram. He is one of the most inter
esting speakers on the lecture plat
form today. Special emphasis
should not, however, be made of him
in comparison with those who follow,
for not one dry number can be
found in the whole course. The
men who are at the head of affairs
are to be commended for the oppor
tunity Falls City will have to enjoy
the treat in store for us.
The money spent for tickets will
do the people of Falls City more
good than the same amount spent
in any other way. We urge upon
the people the necessity of availing
themselves of this opportunity for
hearing something really worth while.
Everything for the comfort of out
of tow'n visitors has been provided.
Bring your family and friends and
spend as much time as you* can
with us. Any part of the program
will be worth while.
W. C. T. U. Notes.
The liquor traffic is a cancer in
society, eating out the vitals and
threatening destruction, and all at
tempts to regulate it will not only
prov . abortive, but will aggravate the
evil. No, there must be no more
attempt to regulate the cancer; it
must be eradicated. Not a root
must be left behind, for until this is
done, all classes must continue in
danger of becoming victims of strong
VVt have a slightly used piano in
the vicinity of Falls City, Nebraska,
and to save expense of boxing and
shipping, will sell very cheap for
cash or payments as low as $5.00 per
month. Write Olney Music Co., St.
In Responce To An Urgent Demand
Decides To Make Rates.
Pom, July 10, 1910.—To the peo
ple of Nebraska—In response to an
urgent demand from educators and
from other citizens throughout the,
state I have decided to present my j
name before the republican primaries
for the stab' superintendency.
1 desire to say that the efficiency
of the state department of education
is such that no one can hope to
improve greatly upon it. Having
been in close touch with the work
of the department during the past
twelve years, understanding and ap
proving of the leading policies of
the administration of Jackson, Fow
ler, McBrion and Bishop, together
with my knowledge of public school
conditions In the state, 1 feel that I
ought to be able, If elected, to con
tinue the present efficiency of the
offici and to continue the growth
and Importance of this department
in II s relation to the common and
higher schools of the state. 1 re
gret that Sup*. Bishop is not to re
main to work out more fully the ex
cellent movement started during his
It would be my advice to maintain
the general policy of the present ad
ministration with reference to the
teaching of agriculture and other in
dustrial work in the schools. I
would earnestly desire to lay special
emphasis on the practical and es
sent'al phases of all subjects taught
in the public schools. It would be
my aim to impress upon the schools
of the state t.ho necessity of giving a
more thorough knowledge of the
common school branches, not only as
a basis for further study but for the
benefit of the many whose education
ends with the completion of the com
mon school studies.
I firmly believe that the greatest
service to be rendered to the schools
of Nebraska today is that of secur
ing greater thoroughness and ac
curacy in the basic common branches,
and of vitalizing the work of th"
schools throughout, with the practi
cal touch, educating for citizenship
and for service as well as for cul
ture Every year in school ought to
give additional points in mental at
tainment, but rt the same time It
ought to give the greatest possible
amount of useable or serviceable
knowledge, constantly increasing the
ability and equipment for earning
Training in the public schools
should better one'* condition. It
should make labor more effective and
more profitable Any system or ed
ucat on is faulty which does not
educate for efficiency as well as for
It would be my aim to continue the
present harmonious relation between
the normal schools, colleges, and
universities, and to make the articula
tion ever more perfect between them.
I would exalt in every possible way
the worthy profession of teaching
but above all I would pro
mote the educational interests and
welfare of the youth of Nebraska.
Very cordially yours,
J. W. CRAUTRE.
Home From Cuba.
Mi. Cleve Stump returned Monday
from Cuba, and will visit his mother
and other relatives here for several
weeks. Mr. Stump is a member of
i!7th D. Infantry, U. S. A., and has
been in service in foreign lands for
Ferry Reoaired At Fargo.
The ferry at Fargo has been
thoroughly overhauled, a new cable
attached, and is now in first class
condition to serve the needs of the
traveling public. It will handle ev
ery thing from a top-heavy thresher
to a skidding automobile:
Last Friday John W. Holt had the
misfortune to all from the back end
of p. load of grain, lighting on his
head and shoulders. For a time it
was feared that he was seriously in
jured, but at this writing he is rest
A Baby Girl.
Mi. and Mrs. Bert Simanton are (ho
parents of a baby daughter, born on
Thursday morning, July 23. All con
cerned are doing licely.
McPherson House Improved.
T''e McPherson Hotel is putting in
h modern hot water heating plant. In
the past few weeks many improve
ments have been made on this hotel
and is now one of the most popular in
We Have Eveyihlng That Belongs to
A T-em t.ut Luck.
Our gout must have boon a “May
end*.” \n oil fashioned one, one of
the kind that is never satisfied until
he Jins ol'mbod to the top of things
is thi kind in* ’(led. We have every
thin,; belonging to a team but luck.
Our battery is gilt-edged, our fielders
are fine until they come to Imt and
then--well tin* other managers ought
to put in pitchers our hoys can hit.
'Twould make ii easier for us.
We are (loin well. The season Is
1 ot finished and we are not beaten un
til v. e quit. Vails City never quits.
Those who saw the game Wednesday,
saw a game full of interest; one of
the kinds where tilings happen, but
when things get to happening, some
lime.' we are in the wrong place. It
was so in ibis game. The score was
.lust, the kind to indicate Hint, the
gamn was right, 2 to 1, but we had
the wrong end of it. No doubt the
heat was to blame for it.
During Clmul.au jua our boys will
play on the home grounds. They de
serve our patronage, even if they are
liming a run if bail luck. We have
r good team anyway.
Tlie people whose interest in the
Bible has enough itallty not to wilt
und( i mid-summer beat are listening
to tilings at the Baptist church thin
week that makes them forget the
temperature and discomfort of the
Beginning with Sunday evening
Rev. Williams lias given four alto
gether remark ible lectures on the
historical epochs. Sunday evening
with "A Glimpse into the Ages,” he
touched briefly on the successive
showing how the plan of God is
really clear through many years of
time and greaf complexity of circum
stance. Monday’s lecture on "The
Tree Of Responsibility and the Trei
of Life” was one of the best gospel
sermons ever heard by the writer, as
well as a most. Instructive lecture. On
Tuesday the p-^riot from Adam to
Noah, “The Age of Conscience,” was
considered, and Wednesday the per
iod irom tyoali to Abraham, “The Age
Th three dry land dredges now
at work on the North Fork at
present late of progress. will
have their part of the ditching con
tract completed in a comparatively
Tlie big machine soutli of town is
having its usual spasm of troubles.
Last .week the sluiceway washed out
and it was necessary to move the
cumbrous machine back into the river
in order to make the needed repairs.
They appear to have no end of diffi
cult/ controllng the fractious Nemaha.
The dredge 1 hat lias been for near
ly a yea>- trying to get off of
Mr. Miles’ ranch to the south of
Dawson,is slowly emerging from the
Rattlesnake timber, when in the clear
it will have an open and unhindered
course to work extending for several
miles down the bottom towards Salem
Oldest Mae In The County.
Uncle Win. Jones, father of Cass
Jones, Is the eldest man in Richard
son county If he lives until his next
birthday he will bn a centenarian.
About the first of June Mr. Jones
suffereed a stroke of paralysis, but
is wonderfully improved in health at
Falls City Chautauqua, Aug. 6 to 14
TV the country was the pleasure
granted to nix of us. Our destination
was to see the fine orchard owned by
II. t . Smith, tile virehard being lo
"ated near Barmin . This is a good
size,I on-hard, containing nearly 4,000
'rees. What impn ssed us most was
the condition in which litis orchard
s kt pt by pruning and spraying, but
especially the cultivation between the
truer. No weeds are allowed to
grow and the soil Is keptloose and
:s in fine condition to retain moisture.
Some varieties show some frost
damage, bill it is the belief ttint the
warm sun of last slicing in tho
blooming season damaged some vari
eties . This Is easily seen as many
trees have their fruit all on the east
side and especially the northeast
side of the tree.
Mi. Smith lias a goodly number of
(lie wealthy variety. These trees
must be seen tc, be fully appreciated.
Every limb is loaded with the now
nearly ripe fruit, while the trees are
largi and of a very fine quality. The
I Canos also male a good showing. The
Grimes Golden .one of the very finest
of apples Is iii this orchard, represent
id with a good many trees and the
crop will he very satisfactory.
Tho three leaders of this orchard
are. first, for goo t appearance and
lies' quality, the still unsurpassed
.Jonathan, the Wlucsap, and all
things considered, the faithful and
true old lien Davis.
The last three varieties are not.
overloaded and ought to make large
apples this yea.. Without a doubt,
Mr. Smith has formed the solution of
what to do with tho hills in that
hilly country. That which is to hilly
for farming, and Bnbjoct to washing Is
seemingly the very Ideal fruit land
and should be more and more used
for that purpose.—J. R. N.
Direct From The South Omaha, Ne
braska Stock Yards.
So. Omaha, Neb., July 27, 1910.—
Cattle receipts for 'TtayB 10,800,
market draggy R» st cattle steady,
common grade* ten lower. Only a
few corn fed rattle. Best beef $7.25
lo $7.75; inedi"m ,6.00 in $7.00; best
lows $4.50 to $5.50; grussers $3.00 to
$3.25. Look lor a continued liberal
: uu but much change in prices.
Feeders 25c higher for the week.
Best heavy 1100 to 1200 lb. steers
$5.2.» to $5.50; 1000 to 1100 lbs., $4.75
to $5,00; 900 >o 1000 lbs, $4.00 to
$4.50; 7(1 to 800 lbs, $3.75 to $4.00 and
stock heifers $9.00 to $3.50. Demand
i or breeders very brisk and not
much prospects of any great, set back.
Hog receipts 23,000. Light weights
commanding a good premium over the
heavies. Market strong today, bulk
$8.15 to $8.50. top $8.75. Prospects
a ll'tle uncertain but do not look for
much change balance of week.
Sheep 37,000 for three days. Mar
ket. strong and active with splendid
demand for feeders.
NATIONAL LIVE STOCK COM. CO.
Jess L. Waggoner, 21 and Miss Ver
na L. Wilkinson, 20, both of Verdon
were married In this city the first of
A marriage license was issued to
Charles. A: Me Roberts, 36 of Wood
iawn, Kansas and Miss Chloe Velirck.
£4, of Humboldt, Neb.
Will Straighten Things in Omaha.
Governor Shallenberger began pro
ceedings Monday, for the purpose of
ousting Omaha’s chief of police and
’href: members of the board for gross,
malnratcice while in office.
TOBEY FOR CONGRESS
I stand for the declaration of the last na
tional republican platform and the pledge of
President Taft, that the tariff should be re
I believe that pledge should be kept and
that there should especially be a revision
downward on trust-controlled articles and on
those things which are so rapidly increasing
the cost of living.
I am for a permanent TarifT Commission
with real powers to investigate schedules and
abate abuses pending congressional action.
I am for giving the interstate commerce
commission adequate powers to regulate and
control all common carriers.
I ant against Cannon and Cannonisni.
I am for county option in Nebraska and
for some measure in Congress that will pre
\ent the issuance of federal licenses or tax
stamps in dry territory.
1 have had eight years’ experience in
Washington, am familiar with the work of all
the departments, and will be able trom uie nrsi 10 iook anei me uceus o*
my district, whether it be for the farmers, the town men, er the old soldiers.
I am a candidate for the republican nomination for congress in the
First District. If you approve of the above declarations 1 would like to
have your support, and I would like to hear from you.
GEO. E. TOBEY, Lincoln, Nebr,
140 No. 42th Street.
THEY FAVOR COUNTY OPTION
REPUBLICANS TAKE STAND FOR
Sentiment Strong for That Issue
at Lincoln Tuesday Aldrich
No one who at! 'lull'd the conven
tion at Lincoln Tuesday doubts that
the iepubltcan party favors county op
tion In manv ways It was wonder
ful. A test of strength wns niado
on the permanent organization, Sen
ator Brown be'ng elected over Judge
Nort's. After the voto was taken,
but before the result was known, a
motion to make the election of Sena
tor Brown unanimous was carried.
The committee on resolutions was
t lien appointed and wo adjourned for
two hours will' ■ the platform was be
ing I rained.
VV' met again at 3:00 o’clock and
found that the committee wanted
more time. Hayward was called for
and after refusing for about ten
mlnrtoB, ho went forward and told us
wha. lie told us here in Falls City at
the County convention: that the re
publican party was the grandest
party in the world and that wo should
be proud of tho record it had made in
tho past, three years. Ho forgot to
speak of tils position on the county
option plank. None of us were suro
wha* the convention would do with,
(he matter, and as it was rumored
i hat victor Rosewater was on tho
ground In the interest of the brewers,
witli a promise of $00,000, to be paid
him If he succeeded in keeping tho
platform favorable to them, we didn't
pay any attention to that.
Mr. Cady spike against county op
tion and failed to interest the conven
tion Mr. Aldrich, candidate for gov
ernci, was cal'ed for and Bwept the
. onventlon off its feet with enthu
riasni. Ho threw himself into tho
subject in such a way as to leave no
doubt as to his position on county
option. Mr. Tobey followed Mr. Al
drich, and spoke along the same lines,
and was well .eceived. Of his posi
tion there can bo no doubt. W. W.
Young, Ex. State senator from Stan
ton county ‘■ben tried to counteract
the effect of tha county option
speeches of A’dricb and Tobey, but
was treated in such a manner that
bis epeech was not finished. Cries of
’ sit down” were hurled from all parts
of the room. He absolutely failed.
The platform was then read and
when the amendment was read, tak
Ing out the county option plank, the
teeth of the convention were bared.
The amendment was voted down. The
platform containing the county op
tion plank was then submitted to
vote and was adopted. The enthu
siasm was good to see.
An amendment was then offered by
Judge Norris condemning Cannonism
and commending the the work of tho
insurgents or progressives. Amend
ment was adopted, and then without
motion to adjourn, most of the dele
gates filed out. A convention had
< losed which, in importance, is sec- f
ond to none ever held in Nebraska.
—A. DELEGATE. -
A Service of Song will be given at
Zion's church next Sunday evening. _
Everybody is cordially invited to
attend and enjoy the musical treat.
* » •
Song by the congregation.
Piano Solo, - - Winifred Albin.
Vocal Solo, - - Mary Sutter.
Plano Duet, Alice Garver Ellen Wyler
Voca. Solo, - - - Roy Stalder.
Piano Solo - - - - Coral Wittwer.
Piani Solo - - -Mrs. Clarence Smith.
Voca. Duet. Mrs. Hiram Wittwer
and Miss Helen Smith.
Trombone Solo - - Clarence Smith.
Vocal Solo, - • Miss Ardie Smith.
Pianp Duet, - - Miss Minnie Stalder
Miss Sophia Wittwer.
Reading, - - - H. S. Kennedy.
Voca. Solo, - - George Wittwer.
Piano Solo, - - - Minnie Stalder.
Violin Solo, - - Prof. LeRoy.
Voca. Solo, - - - - II. S. Kennedy.
Piano Solo, - - - Miss Sophia Wittwer.
Good Fruit Crop.
There is a big apple crop over
Richardson county. Thousands of
bushels of early apples in the very
finest condition are going to waste
undo the trees for lack of care.
The writer saw pear trees loaded
to the breaking point witfci the finest
fruit and also prune trees, the first
of the week
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