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The Falls City Tribune
FIVE CONSOLIDATIONS: FALLS CITY TRIBUNE, HUMBOLDT ENTERPRISE, RULO RECORD, CROCKER'S EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL AND DAWSON OUTLOOK.
Vol. VII T F ALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1910. Number 34
FOREST HILLJRUIT FARM
THE RESULTS OF INTELLIGENT
Forest Hill Orchards Attracting
Attention the Country Over
—This Year's Crop.
What cun be done in Nebraska
by men of ability and intelli
gence, who go into business of
commercial orcharding to make
it win. is demonstrated by the
proprietor of Forest Hill Fruit
Farm in Richardson county. The
Forest Hill Fruit Farm is located
about fourteen miles northeast of
Falls City and three and one-half
miles from the Missouri river on
what is known as the Missouri
river bluffs. Jt is composed of
100 acres, seventy acres of which
is in bearing apple trees of the
following varieties: Wealthy, Jon
athan, Grimes’ Golden, Winesap,
Ben Davis and Gano.
JMr. ncnry < . annul oi runs
City bought this tract of land
sixteen years ago for $10 per
acre for the purpose for which it
is now used. Before engaging in
the business of commercial orch
arding. Mr. Smith visited fruit
districts in a number of the ad
joining states and talked with
the leading fruit growers regard
ing soil, location, varieties, etc.
lie recognized this location as
one of the best in the county, be
ing central and near several of
the county’s best apple markets.
The soil also seemed to be ideal
as fruit and trees in general grew
and did exceedingly well when
given any chance at all.
The piece of ground selected by
Mr. Smith was covered with tim
ber, principally oak, and the
ground was ideal for orchard
planting, being rich in humus
from the decaying leaves, twigs
and roots, and in fine condition
to catch and retain moisture.
That his judgment in selecting
this location was right has been
proved by the bounteous crops
harvested for the last three years,
the tremendous crops maturing
this season that already has the
limbs of many of the trees bent
almost to the breaking point, and
the healthy and vigorous appear
ance of the trees.
When starting to develop this
property Mr. Smith secured Mr.
J. C. Wileman to move onto the
place and take active charge of
the work, it was rather discour
aging for Mr. Wileman and his
family for a few years as not
many of the neighbors had faith
iu commercial fruit growing in
Nebraska and instead of lending
encouragement they were prone
to criticise and laugh about the
apple orchard on the hill. Mr.
Wileman stuck, however, and is
now a partner of Mr. Smith in
one of the best paying proposi
tions in Richardson county.
The timber was cut down and
burned and the apple trees plant
ed immediately. Planting was
often done in the afternoon where
heavy timber stood in the morn
ing. The stumps were then grad
ually taken out as time permitted,
(’lean cultivation has been prac
ticed in this orchard from the
start, at first with cultivators and
with a disk and harrow since
the stumps have all been remov
ed. At the time of the writer’s
visit to this orchard the space be
tween the rows was perfectly
dean and a fine soil mulch was
being maintained to conserve the
Pruning and spraying, two es
sentials to successful orcharding,
have been carefully looked after
in this orchard. The trees have
been carefully pruned from the
start and thorough spraying with
a large power sprayer has been
practiced since the trees began to
bear. From three to five applica
tions are given each year, depend
ing upon the amount of fungus
and insects present. The fourth
spraying this season was given
the first week in August. At this
time the fruit is almost perfectly
free from fungus marks and a
long search has to be made to
find a single wormy apple.
Paying crops have been gather
ed from this orchard each of the
past three seasons, and this year
the crop is estimated at 20,000
bushels. The apples from this
one orchard when placed in bar
rels will fill forty freight ears
that would make a train too
heavy for one engine to pull out
of the station at one time. Last
season the fruit crop in southeast
Nebraska was considered almost
a failure, yet this orchard prodtte
ed about fifteen carloads of fine
fruit, which fact Air. Smith at
tributes largely to the thorough
ness of care which the orchard
receives. Aside from this orch
ard Air. Smith has two other orch
ards in Richardson county, one
of thirty acres and one of fifty
acres. These orchards are both
younger than the Forest Hill or
chard but are now hearing profit
able crons, lie estimates his
peach crop in one of these orch
ards for this season at 1.000 bush
els. The principal varieties of
peaches grown are Champion,
Sal way, Hill's Chili, Elberta, and
The fruit from these orchards
BURLINGTON R. R.
The Burlington Recently Acids
New Libraries to Library Car.
The Ihirlington railroad today
is installing in its library ears,
complete new libraries.
For some time past they have
been making an exhaustive inves
tigation of the question of librar
ies most suitable to the traveling
public. About a year ago the
road added books bearing titles
selected by l)r. Flint. President
Fmeritns of Harvard University,
for his “five-foot shelf,” and af
ter having kept a careful record
for several months of the extent
these books were called for, it
was determined the library Was
not particularly adapted to the
desires of those who travel, as the
books are made up of what is
commonly known as “bard read
After an investigation extending
Following Books Were Put in Cir
Circulation the Past Week.
Kssays Shakespeare Charact
•Japan, An Interpretation
Law nf Mental Medicine Hud
Golden Thoughts -Fenolon.
Fa cry Day Business For Wo
Bishop of Cottontown Moore.
(’oeur D’alone -Foote.
Phillippa at Halcyon Brown.
Peter Ibbetson DeMauer.
THE LEO CIDER AND VINEGAR FACTORY
In every section where commercial orcharding is carried An to any extent and where a con
siderable quantity of apples is grown there is always a great deal of fruit of inferior quality pro
duced, and fit only for use in making cider and vinegar. The people of Falls City felt the need of
a cider plant to work up the inferior fruit that would be a waste otherwise. In 1906 a company
was organized under the name of “The Leo Cider and Vinegar Company.’’ The first season this
company used an old creamery building in which was a cider press and power to run it. The room
and facilities were inadequate to handle the fruit brought in and the company began planning for
a modern and up-to-date plant of ample proportions to take care of the business. As a result
there is now in operation a plant covering about .‘18,000 square feet with switches laid to it from
both the Burlington and Missouri Pacific railroads. Good machinery has been installed and this
fall they expect to put in more presses as they have arranged shipping rate's on apples in bulk
for 100 miles around.
The business has been making a rapid growth. In 1906 6,000 barrels of cider were pressed,
in 1908, 8,000 barrels and for 1910 the institution is prepared to handle 1,000,000 gallons of cider
or about .‘500 carloads, and convert it into a first class article of cider vinegar. The plant ex
pects to work up all apples from within a hauling distance of Falls City and ship in as many car
loads as the surrounding territory will furnish. The plant has an abundance of power and the two
large presses now installed have a capacity of .‘5,000 bushels of apples per day of ten hours. The
apples are elevated by machinery from the pits in which the farmers dump them and from the cars
shipped in to the grinders, thereby eliminating much hand labor.
The storage capacity of the tank is 500,000 gallons or about 145 carloads. During the busy
season from twelve to twenty men are enployed and a part of the help is retained the year through
as the process of vinegar making is a continuous one. The fires never go out and the engines
never stop after the generating process of fermentation is once started and when the storage
tanks are full there will be enough material on hand to keep the plant busy the year around.
The margin of profit in this business is small, but by careful and efficient management,
when the crop is sufficient to furnish fruit to keep the plant busy continually during the season, a
fair profit is insured for the company, and for the farmer and fruit grower there is a snug profit
from a product that would be a dead loss to them if not worked up in this way.—C. G. Marshall,
Editor of The Nebraska Farmer.
is marketed in Indianapolis, St.
Paul, Omaha, Council Bluffs, St.
Joseph, and Kansas City. Buy
ers from all these points are usu
ally on the ground and contract
for the fruit before it is packed.
There are also local dealers that
buy and ship apples at almost ev
ery town in this section of the
state. Buyers are partial to the
sprayed fruit and usually pay a
much better price for fruit from
sprayed orchards than from un
Many other well managed and
profitable orchards are located
in this part of the state. In Rich
ardson , Nemaha and Johnson
counties practically all of the well
located orchards that have had
good care are producing good
crops this season. Among these
orchards good reports have been
received from the following: The
Barnard orchard at Table Rock,
Weaver orchard at Falls City,
Christy orchard at Nemaha, the
Williams orchard at Tecumseh,
Ilesseltine orchard at Peru and
the Swan orchard at Auburn.
Mail to be dispatched on the
night trains must be in the post
office by eight o’clock p. m.
34-3 t. G J. CROOK, P. M.
over several months, during
which we secured the opinions of
literary critics, newspaper men,
and a large number of people who
travel extensively, it was decided
to adopt a library composed most
ly of up-to-date short stories of
foremost American, English and
foreign authors. Each of the thir
ty short story volumes contain
stories by at least five prominent
authors. To this selection is add
ed standard works of fiction and
some solid reading, including
twelve volumes of Shakespeare
and the Bible.
The books comprising the so
called “five-foot-shelf’’will be re
moved and donated to a few pub
lic libraries along the line, where
they will no doubt be found very
With this week’s issue The
Tribune will begin a series of in
teresting and highly popular let
ters from Theodore Roosevelt.
These letters are expected to con
tinue indefinitely and will be one
of the strong features of The
Tribune. The fact that the ex
president is just now making a
tour of the west will add interest
to the letters. You will not
want to miss any of them.
Book of Nature Myths—Hold
Old Colony Days—Wade.
Stories From Famous Ballads—
Aunt May’s Bird Book—
European Hero Stories—Rap
Six Girls and Bod—Taggart.
School Team in Camp—Earl.
Children on the Top Floor—
Stories Children Love—Welsh.
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned is the only merchant
in Falls City entitled to use the
name of Seff. My brother, A.
W. Seff and myself have built
up the business known as the
Seff store by eighteen years ofi
hard, and honest endeavor to
treat our customers fairly. We
have no interest in the business
known as the Home Shoe Store.
And Kohn & Lansky, who run
that store have no interest of
any kind in the Seff store.
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A Big- Package Sent to All of
Our Readers Who Write.
To any reader of this paper
'who writes immediately and in
closes a 12 cent stamp, we will
mail a set of five most beautiful
post cards you ever saw. <>r we
will send a set of ten choicest,
floral motto, birthday, good luck
and friendship crads, all differ
ent, in exquisite colors, beautiful
ly embossed in gold, all for only
1(1 cents; d full set.s, dO cards, all
different-, 2d cents. Address, Art
Post Card Club, SI 17 Jackson St.
Christian Church Rally.
The services of the Christian
Church will b<> conducted next
Sunday. August 21, at the Park
Auditorium. The thirty-fifth an
nual gathering of the Disciples of
Christ in Falls City. The follow
ing program will be rendered:
!C|d Bible school. Bet every
member be present and help
reach our aim of 200.
11:00 Preaching by pastor.
Subejet. “Following Jesus.”
12:00 Cmmunion service, led
by the elders.
12 :d() Basket Dinner.
d:00—Sermon, “Soldiers In
1:0O (-hildrens’ I lour.
7:00—Y. P. S. C. E.
8:00 Sermon. “The (treat Com
Fellowship will la* delightful,
bring us closer to Christ. Bring
your family and well filled bas
kets and stay all day. Friends
of the church are invited to at
tend these services.
Next Sunday at City Park.
Y. M. C. A.
The first tiling a young man
naturally needs to do when he
comes into a strange city is to
find a place to eat and sleep, and
then if he is not already employ
ed. he begins to look about for a
place to work. Hut if lie is not I
used to the ways of a large city
he may experience considerable
difficulty in even finding a suit
able place to live. The windows
are full of signs of rooms to rent,
and eating houses are numerous
but as a self respecting man he
is desirous of getting a decent
place at rates which are not ex
orbitant. When he begins to
look for employment the prob
lem is even more difficult of solu
What the young man needs is
a friend; some one who will take
a personal interest in him and
has no desire to take advantage
of him. The Young Men’s Chris
tian Association exists for just
this purpose. For instance, it has
a rooming list of several hund
red rooms, all of which have been
inspected by the secretaries. It
is open to the use of young men,
free of charge. One secretary
gives his time assisting men in
finding suitable employment, and
while it. is always unwise to come
to the city without a position,
can generally fit the job and the
man together. But most impor
tant of all perhaps is the fact
that the Association can help to
take away that lonesome, home
sick feeling, by helping the visit
or to become acquainted with
others who will make congenial
The Omaha Young Men’s Chris
tian Association is located at
17th and Harney Street, on the
Harney car line, which runs past
the Union and Burlington sta
tions. A cordial welcome always
awaits the stranger and he soon
comes to feel at home.
These meetings will begin on
next Thursday evening in the
August Duechler grove, six miles
east of Falls City.
Rev. Wolthausen of Holton,
will have charge of these meet
ings. He will be assisted by Rev.
M. C. Platzy. E. Boehringer. Geo.
Schrenk and the pastors of the
Falls City and Preston Evengeli
Gottfried Burow and Hiss Fay
Porter of Table Rock were mar
ried at tbe Evangelical parson
age last Friday by Rev. J. R.
Nanninga. The groom’s mother
and his brother and wife accom
panied the couple to this city.
Samuel Arnold Dead.
Samuel Arnold who has resided
in the north part of the city for
fourteen years, was overcome by
lii.s afflictions and passed away
Tuesday morning. Air. Arnold
has made a brave fight, against
the angel of death for several
years but at Iasi he gave up tlio
unequal struggle and with Chris
tian resignation welcomed the
transition into the world beyond
the sunset of life where all must
Air. Arnold was one of the real
pioneers of the eastern part of
the county, having settled on a
farm north of liulo in 1864 which
he opened up and cultivated and
one years three months and
his death. IIis farm cost $”>00 at
the time of the settlement hut
later on lie was compelled to pay
$WK) more to extinguish the half
breed Indian title that somo
active young lawyer had un
Air. Arnold was horn in Ohio,
April ‘_M, lHIt!) and was seventy
wliieh was his at the time of
twenty-one days old. lie was
one of a family of eleven child
ren of whom four brothers and
one sister still sun ive.
About 1H62 he was married to
Aliss Sarah Heater, and in 1864
lie came to Nebraska with a col
ony . aiming whom were his fath
er-in-law, Wm. Heater, and
Five children were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Arnold, four of whom
survives as follows: Elmer Ar
nold, who lives on the old home
stead north of liulo, Manhattan
Arnold, operating a livery barn
at Preston; Mrs. Ida Jones, wifo
of John R. Jones, living north of
town and Miss Bessie Arnold of
t his city.
The funeral services were con
ducted from the German Evangel
ical church Thursday afternoon,
and the services were conduct
ed by Rev. Nanninga assisted by
Rev. Bailey, and interment wan
made in Steele cemetery.
At the time of going to press
the returns are still so scatter
ing that it is not possible to give
any really final figures.
it appears that both Burkett
and Hayward have such a large
majority that their nomination
is more than assured. Aldrich
is no doubt nominated as the
republican candidate for gover
nor and Shellenborger as the
choice of the democrats. In the
county only pratial returns have
been made up to this time and
it would be more than useless to
base any final conclusion upon
them. It is rather remrakable
that it is taking longer to get
the complete count in the pri
mary than in a regular election.
The New Primary Law.
No one presumes to argue that
the new primary law is faultless.
Nevertheless, it is a long step
towards giving to the people
proper representation. Its great
est defect lies in its lack of ap
preciation. People do not under
stand it. It is new, and many
\oters are not aware of its exist
ence. The rank and file must
be educated to an appreciation of
the power it places in the hands
of the people if rightly used.
Only the uninformed and such as
have political axes to grind are
advocating its repeal. We sin
cerely trust that the intelligent
voters of Nebraska will not per
mit themselves to be persuaded
to vote for the repeal of this
measure. Of course it is crit
icised and seriously objected to
by political bosses, and for reas
ons on their part, since it is
bound in time to break up the
abominable practices of grafting
It Was A Fine Rain.
The rain which fell over Rich
ardson county Tuesday night and
Wednesday morning, is the heav
iest fall of rain in this section for
a long while. It will effectively
bring out all the latent possibil
ities of the corn crop in this
section. That the yield will far
surpass expectations is beyond
question. It will not be a bumper
crop of course, nevertheless a fair
yield is in sight.
Preaching services next Sun
day at 10:30 and Sunday School
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