The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, August 26, 1910, Image 1
READ THE TRIBUNE DURING THE CAMP/.ION. IT IS THE CHAMPION CF COUNTY OPTION IN SOU THE ASTE R N NEBRASKA. ONLY FIFTY CENTS FROM NOW UNTIL JANUARY 1, 1911. 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, Al (il ST 26, 1910. Number 35 DEATH OF AN EARLY SETTLER DEATH OF MRS. ELIZA CROOK FRIDAY. AUG. 9TH. She Came to Richardson County in 1854 and Was Falls City's Oldest Resident. Mrs. Eliza Crook passed away Friday, August 19, 1910. For a long time she had not been in the best of health, and for the past few weeks she grew much worse and her friends knew the end was near. She was a patient sufferer of that dreaded disease, cancer. Death no matter to whom, or in what form it comes always brings with it the tear of sor row and the sigli of grief, but it is not always that a single visi tation of the destroyer brings such widespread regret or draws forth so many expressions of that regret. This wide spread, outspok en expressioti of sorrow was the highest tribute that the commu nity could pay to the character and worth of the departed. And through years of close association the people of this city has come to know Mrs. Crook so well, to so appreciate her womanly quali ties, and so come under the influ ence of her Christian character as to feel that this tribute was due her. True womanhood finds its high est exemplification in the home, and it was here that the true no ^bility of she who lias been called away was most beautifully shown. She was always a loving mother to her children and grand children. Hut this dear old lady, who had lived such a righteous and noble life, and whose hands have always been busy is now at eternal rest. Eliza Whitaker was born May 1, 1830 in North Carolina. When a very small girl she moved with her parents to Tennessee. And on February 28, 1840 she was married to Jesse Crook, of which union the following children were born: John Crook, who died in 18(57 at the age of twenty-one years, and Wm. II. Crook and Sarah E. Wilhite, both of this city. In 1853 Mr. and Mrs. Crook started for Nebraska. They were accompanied by a number of rel atives and neighbors and their three children. On reaching An drew’ county, Missouri, they dis covered that tin* negotiations with the Indians had not been com pleted and that the Indian title had not yet been extinguished. Nebraska was not opened for set tlement.for eight; en months after their arrival in Missouri and they remained in that state. In 1854 they settled on the old homestead, where they lived until moving to this city. For many years slit' and her husband were engaged in running a hotel in Falls City. In this way she was known to most of the early settlers of the county. Mrs. Crook probably lived longer on the townsite of Falls City than any person ever in it, and no one was engaged in the active duties of fife for a longer number of years. It was only a few years ago that she and her husband moved to a neat little cottage in west part of town to enjoy a few years of rest and recreation and here her tired eyes closed on the scene of her struggles and opened again in the land of re ward. The funeral services were held from the residence on Sunday morning at nine o’clock, conduct ed by Rev. M. C. Brooks of the Methodist church. The remains were taken to Steele cemetery where they were tenderly placed beside her husband, who died on Christmas day, 100H. Col. M. W. Harding. Col. M. W. Harding of Hum boldt was in Falls City Wednes day on his way to Verdon to at tend the Verdon picnic, Thurs day and Friday. Mr. Harding is just back from a six weeks visit with his parents in Belvedere, 111. He is busy booking sales for this fall. While in Dawson one day last week, he made six dates. He is generally known over the county and well liked and he has no difficulty in making more dates than lie will have time to fill. BIG DAY FOR OMAHA. Everybody May Hear Roosevelt In Omaha, September 2. WIkmi Colonel Roosevelt speaks in Omaha, Friday afternoon, on Septcm’ur 2, it will be to the general public and not to an ex clusive 4‘e\\ political admirers or men.'), rs of any social organiza tion. The great Omaha auditorium—• which the people of Nebraska helped build—has been engaged. It will seat comfortably 10,000 people and as it is fire-proof there will be no fire department interferring with those who wish to stand in the aisles. At four o’clock in the after noon Colonel Roosevelt will ar rive at the auditorium and make his address. It will be the only address he will make in Omaha or in Nebraska. While he is going to the Ak-Sar-Ben later in tin1 ev ening and while lie will be a TEACHERS INSTITUTE. — The Annual Session Opened On Monday Morning. The Richardson County teach j ‘is’ institute opened in regular i annual session Monday morning at the high school huilding. The attendance from the beginning was good. The enrollment has : reached 119. The instructors are Dr. <T. A. lieatic of Lincoln, Dr. A. >1. Mer i cer of Kearney, I’rof. R. L. Hoff of llumholdt. I'rof. S. II. Wood of Falls City, Miss Lois Spencer of Falls City and Miss Nettie Snidow of Leads, S. D. The session is proving one of the’ most successful in the his tory of institute work in Rich ardson county. The work of the institute was not only good hut ahly presented and was well di gested hv those present. The in DAESCHNER REUNION The Daeschner Reunion Held at The Schrimer Home, A Most delightful day was spent at the beautiful Highland Home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schirmer, Thursday, August 4, 1910, when tin* “Daeschner Alices tral League” met to hold its an nual meeting. This league was organized 14 years age by mem bers of the family of Karl Daesch ner of Preston, Nehr., consisting of tlu> parents, eight sons and five daughters, of whom Mrs. Seltirmc is one. The League has not fail ed to hold its annual meetings at the homes of its scattered mem hers, who live in five states, Neb raska, Kansas. Colorado. Oklaho iiiii and Texas. Since the league was organized father, mother and one son have passed away, 'I he league now numbers 90 members of whom about lit) were HECK & WAIVISLEY'S WHOLESALE JOBBING HOUSE The wholesale and jobbing house of Heck & Wamsley lias a bright future before it. It is one of the promising and growing concerns of Falls City. They are located in the southeast ern part of town, near the Burlington depot in the old Canning Factory. The building is 80 by 140, with large sheds for storing. There is a busy hum about the place and an atmosphere of tilings’ doing, which cannot but impress the most indifferent visitor. Heck & Wamsley are the originators of the celebrated Climax Chick Feed. One of the best mixed feeds for young chicks yet produced. This year they handled four 'car loads of this feed, alone. They are also large manufacturers of shippers’ boxes and barrels. At the pres ent time six coopers arc kept busy making the 1,200 barrels a week needed to supply the de mand for barrels by local apple shippers. Tin* firm does a wholesale jobbing business in brooms, flour, salt, matches, crockery of all kinds, water filters, bran, screenings, shorts, alfalfa meal, beef scraps and poultry shells, besides a variety of other common utilities. It is evident that they arc building up toward a general wholesale grocer's establishment, a line of business hound to succeed and grow in this territory. Heck & Wamsley are plodders. They have begun at the bottom and slowly hut securely climbed to the present proportions. They are constantly adding new lines. Their present quar ters are already crowded and any considerable increase in the business will compell the securing of additional room. T hey employ at present, six coopers, three general utility men and a book keeper besides giving all their individual time to the business of the firm. Although the season has scarcely opened they have already packed and shipped 460 barrels of apples and .400 bushels of peaches. Fruit growers with apples or any kind of fruit for sale will always find an open and safe market with Heck & Wamsley. guest at both a dinner and a luncheon in Omaha, lie will apeak but once in the auditorium where all who come may hear him. Only a few seats—l.iO to 200 have bean reserved and all oth ers are free to anyone who gets them. Visitors from outside will have tin* same chance as Omaha people. There is positively no list and mt favorites except the vice-presidents of the entertain ment committe seeated on the stage together with the gusts of Mr. Roosevelt who are making the trip with him. Auto-Flower Parade. It is noted that the business in terests of St. Joseph have never before manifested the interest in the Inter-State Live Stock show, that is being shown in the com ing show to he held there during the last week in September. One of the features that is to contributed by the business in terests of the city in co-operation with the management of the In ter-State, is an automobile flow er parade to be given during one forenoon of the week. The plan for the parade is on a most liberal and extensive scale and there are premiums being of fered sufficient to attract auto ists from all over St. Joseph ter ritory. Entries for the parade are not to be confined to the city of St. Joseph, and the cash purses to be offered should at tract entries from all over ter ritory within 200 miles of the city. This parade will he one of the entertaining sensations of the show week. teres twas maintained to tin* close The excessive heat at the be ginning of the session made the work very trying. The cold wave offered a welcome relief. Prof. Oliver was untiring in his efforts to make the institute a success and in endeavoring to make their stay in Falls City as pleasant as possible to all visit ors. Chautauqua in Debt. It is unfortunate that the en terprising men at the bead of the Chautauqua should be required to dig down in their pockets and make up a big deficit, as a reward for their untir ing efforts to give Falls City something really worth while. The Chautauqua is too good a thing to permit it to die out and yet it cannot be expected that men would be willing to give their time and money freely for the privilege of getting their “heads combed.” Picnic at The Park. The Presbyterian Mission in the south part of town held their pienic in the park Tuesday after noon. Fifty-three jolly children were out for a good time. That they succeeded in getting il was evident from the expressions on the faces of the “kids.” A pic nic lunelrhelped to fill the meas ure of the afternoon’s joy to overflowing. Thieving and Officebreaking Last week Fairburv suffered from a spasm of petty thieving and office-breaking. Fortunately the thieves got very little loot. present last Thursday. A very interesting program was render ed. It was in charge of the pres ident. Frank Daesclinor of Hiawa tha Kansas. A fundamental feat ure of the league is an annual free-will offering for the cause of missions. This feature was inaug united by 0rand mu I kicseliner when the league was first organized, and has been faithful ly adhered to ever since. The of fering this year was designated for mission work among the Ital ians in America. It would be impossible to describe the sumpt uous lunch at 12:00 and the din ner at 6:00 p. in. Only such as have enjoyed the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Schrimcr can appre ciate that part of the program. The meeting was a complete success.—11iawatha World. For Richardson County and Home (Ml. Harding of Humboldt be lieves in the idea of boosting the home land. He has had post cards made of his home and is sending them around to iiis friends. If everybody would be as discriminating, and instead of buying post cards of foreign scenes, would have cards made of their homes, products, and natural scenery, it would help advertise Richardson county and not only awaken appreciation of and for the things at home, but would lead to home investments and in dustrial developments. Drainage Board Meets. Drainage board met to receive bids on $205,000 of drainage bonds. No bids were received. MARKET LETTER. Letter From our Regular Correspond ent at Kansas City. Kansas City, Ang., ‘22, 1910. The action of the cattle mar ket last week was encouraging to owners of stuff yet to market, as everything on the list advanced to to 40 cents, with the exception of stockcrs and feeders, market for which grades sagged after the opening days, and closed 20 to 20 cents lower for the week. Beef consuming channels broad ened very much last week, and although the total cattle sup ply for the week was largest of the season, (it.000 head, including 10.000 calves, buyers for the kill ers rode hard all week, and took lots of steers that ordinarily go to the feeders. While prices on Country grades weakened last week, and an accumulation of 2.000 stale tattle remained in the polls at tile close of the week, ill - movement lo the country was in-i ly >00 oars, also a record for th s > ison. linn today is 10.000 ea lie here, including 2,000 calves, market steady to 10. higher. Boot! weight native steers got the most gain today, best steers worth $8.20. top here today $8.00, The general feeling is that the good condition of the market will con tinue all through the fall months. It is conceded Hint the corn grow ing area will ship less cattle to ’market this fall than would have been the ease were corn pros pects not so good. On the other hand, liny is so high in price in the mountain sections that cat tle will be shipped out pretty clean from there this season, A train of Old Mexieos from, Colo rado sold at $4.70 here last week, and some 874 Utah feeders brought $5.00 here today, horn ed killing steers in this shipment, a little heavier, at $4.60. Best veal calves $8.00, stock steers $2.00 to $2.25, feeders $4.00 to $6.00. Ilog receipts were lightest of the year last week, at 23,000 head and the market gained 20 cents on an average. Heavy hogs gained the most, as packers are meeting a very good demand for l»ig weight hog products. The situation is regarded as bullish from every angle at this time. Run here today is only 4,000, mar ket supply and lf> to 20 higher than tile dose of last week, and heavy hogs today at $8.50, medi um weights $8.70 to $0.05, light hogs $8.80 to $0.05. J. A. RICKAUT, Live Stock Cor. Dawson. The Old Settlers’ picnic at Dawson was pulled off last Thurs day and Friday in spite of the weather. In fact Friday turned out to be an ideal day and en couraged a good attendance. Dawson is generally able to get out a good crowd and provides a good program. The fact that their park is in the Nemaha bot tom puts them at the disadvan tage of being shut out in case of rain. However, the new channel for the river carries the water be yond the park and Dawson will have less to contend with in this respect in the future. The ground is an ideal one otherwise, and can be made one of the finest park grounds in the county. Auto and Buggy Wreck. Tuesday evening as Herman Beachy, [wife and Guy Stump were peacefully approaching the confines of Falls City, Arthur Nixon and party, Barada hound, clipped two wheels and other or naments from their buggy with the latter's auto. Some things are better done by night than day light. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt. Rev. E. L. Tobie. Rev. K. Ii. Tobie of Grove City, 111., who was formerly superin tendent of the Falls City schools, is at present visiting in this city. He will preach at the Methodist church. Sunday morning at 10:150. A Day of Avenging Your simple countryman may permit himself to be lured into tanking up while in town, far be yond tin* margin of safety set for him by his good wife. You may trap him and humble him. but a day will be sure to come when he will be sorry and go forth seek ing revenge. County option will hurry his day. Remember. NOW THE PICNIC SEASON OUR SISTER CITIES INDULGE IN OUTDOOR GAYETY. Boosters From Shubert and Mor rill Visit Our City and Ex tend Cordial Invitation -»' - Rulo. The weather man took consid erable stock in the Rulo doings last week and effectually damp en'd tin1 proceedings. Some good horses were on exhibition and tho boys had a good time. Stella Stella will hold her annual picnic <ni the banks of the .Muddy on September 15th. The final arrangements for tin' program will Ik* announced in a short time. They promise all who will attend a day of real pelasure and enter tainment. Shubert-Morrill. The Shubort mid Morrill Boost ers took Falls Cily by storm Tiies dav afternoon. The two proces sions from opposite directions hi! (lie town at almost the same time. The Shubort Boosters announc ed their ‘'Big Doings’’ to he on August 30 and 'll. It will he an old fashioned street fair with an old time flavor. Morrill's Dig picnic will ho .September 1st, to which nil arc cordially invited. I - , I. t V Verdon. "*• - Thursday and Friday of this week Verdon will throw open the gates of her city, full wide, to all the county round. It will he a gala occasion and everybody will give everybody the glad hand. These picnics lire a good tiling. They get the people to gether. New acquaintances are formed and old friendships are renewed. In spite of the extra vagances that invariably form a part of these meets, the result is for the general good of the com munity. We are sorry to see these gatherings pass away in many localities or degenerate in to class or family reunions. The Tabernacle Meeting Closed The meeting held in the Deu ehler grove closed last Tues day. From all accounts it was a success. At tin* close of the five days meeting nir|* were re ceived into the church. For the first time in the history of this meeting, which has been held for many years, every August, the English language was used in part. This was a step in the right direction. Wright Lumber Co. Notice of incorporation of the Wright Lumber Co. of Kanssa City, to do business in Falls City will be found on another page. Ground will be broken by the new firm in the near future. A number of old buildings in the block east of the court house will lie demolished to make room for the yards. . ' W. L. Bohrer. * . Washington Lafayette Bohrer, one of the pioneers of Nemaha township, died at bis home at :he advanced age of eighty-seven years. The funeral services were conducted from the Nemaha Christian church by Rev. F. K. Day of Falls City. Interment was in the cemetery at Salem. To Leonardville, Kansas. Rev. .T. R. Nanninga left on the early train on the Missouri Pac ific, Thursday, for Leonardsville, Kansas, where lie will assist in a meeting now in progress at that place. Mr. Nanninga will be away about ten days. High Priced Land. Bids on the Heilman eighty about six miles east of town have reached $12,400. This farm is without timber or buildings of any kind. With the price of moderate improvements added it would be worth $200 per acre. A Baby Boy. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Leonard are happy because of a baby boy. j 11 is a big one too—ten pounds.