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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. VIII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1911. Number 3
THE WEEK’S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs.
Sorosis held its first meeting in
1A11 at the pleasant home of Mrs.
Ko-ner. After considerable business
th» club was glad to listen to two
instructive papers; "The History of
the Noble Prizes”, by Mrs. Heaeock,
and “The Rhodes Scholarship", by
Mrs. Ewalt. Mrs. Korner then ser
ved a delicious two course luncheon
assisted by Mrs. Holland and Miss
Kbout fifty members of the Breth
ren church came in on their pastor
Tuesday evening, for the annual do
nation party, and house warming.
They came with their arms well la
den with good tilings for the larder b
sides a nice sum of money. The
evening was spent in a sociable way.
The older people enjoyed a good vis
it together, while the young people
enjoyed various games. A good time
was had by all present. The pastor
will now live on the fat of the land.
S. S. Kensington
Mrs. Ben Kelly and daughter Lour a
entertained the R. S. K. Wednesday.
January 11. Not. a large number of
ladies attended owing to sickness and
cold weather. The afternoon was
devoted to needle work, conversation
and music. A splendid time was re
ported. Nice refreshments were
served. Tile next meeting will be
with Mrs. Elmer Martin, January 25.
At that, time there will be election of
officers and a full attendance is desir
W. C. T. U.
“In the annual report of the War
Department announces that tin death
rate in the army last year was the
lowest on record. If it had’been
higher Ilian usual, the absence of liq
uor from army canteens would have
been given credit”.
Former Falls City Man Praised
Tile Paris, Mo., Mercury conies to
our office. it contains an account
of an enthusiastic meeting of the
Modern Woodmen held there. Our
former townsman, W. If. If. Meyers,
is state organizer and to him is giv
en the credit for the phenominal
growth of the order in Paris. Among
other things the Mercury says;
“Thirteen years ago the order had
eight charter members. It now lias
28i members. Perhaps no other in
stitution in the county lias made such
a remarkable growth, and the fact is
due alone to the pressing need Wood
craft as a system of poor man’s in
surance met, but to the faithful and
unselfish work of its early members,
the1 most notable among them being
Neighbor W. If. II. Meyers, who more
than anybody else is responsible for
the camps growth and its prosperity.
Cottier 32 Falls City 46.
Well, did you see them—those has
ket hall Kiris of ours. And against
a college team, too. Now wasn't
that just too lovely, 46 to 32, whoop
’er up for Falls City High School
girls, champions of state basket hall
The Cotner girls made a good score
to start things but what they started
was the spirit of determination in
our girls to put a finish on them.
They did. It was the hardest fought
game of the season, but there lias
not yet been a team present them
selves who could stand up before the
High Scool girls and the University
girls had to acknowledge their super
iors. That’s right, it takes good
goods to beat Falls City. It was a
contest worth seeing and the large
audience was fair in their applause
of good plays from both teams.
There is no use denying it the girls
worked, for the Uni. team had come
down to win and had the team work
to make tilings interesting.
Hut with all the enthusiasm of the
High School, yells and all. there was
simply nothing to do but win. The
Falls City Basket Ball girls are simp
ly It, and we are proud of Our
The High School boys defeated Hia
watha last Friday night at Hiawatha,
27 to 25. There were some doubts
as to the strength of the team ow
ing to Kanaly's withdrawal and lack
of practice witli the new man, hut
their teamwork was good and they
proudly sustained the school’s repu
tation. The line was Hutchings, lied
Mason, Apel, and Spence.
Tile meeting of the board of direct
tors of the Mink League was held in
Shenandoah Inst. Friday, ('. C. Davis
representing Falls City. There was
much work before the assembly. It
was decided to maintain the league I
as a six team association. A guaran
ty fund of $300.00 was deposited,
and it was further agreed to maintain
a pay roll of $850.00 per month, the
same as last year, the manager’s j
salary exempt. .1. II. Morehead of
this city was t liosen treasurer and
his bond appeared. Harry Sage of
Omaha will be chief umpire.
The by-laws are practically the ]
same, a few modifications being!
made in the by laws adopetd last I
year. May 18, was selected as;
the opening of the season and the j
schedule will be complete at the meeti
ing which will be held in Nebraska
City March 10.
There was perfect harmony thruout
and there is good natured rivalry
among the towns represented and
the best of feelings.
Now here’s where Falls City wins
another pennant—in 1011.
There was called a meeting of the;
local baseball managers, in Powells j
offiee Tuesday night. The attendanc j
was not as large as expected, hut
business was looked after properly.
It was decided three directors were;
sufficient for the coining year. C.!
0. Davis. Ned Towle and Jim Powell |
were chosen. Many matters for the;
betterment of the clob were up for di j
cnssion but about the only definite;
conclusion arrived at was (hat work j
and more work was ahead of tli
the directors. Just give them your;
support, they are faithful and to;
their effort., in a large measure was
due the success of the team last;
year. It takes something more thua!
encouragement. Give them your fina
ciat support, much or little, every j
little helps and we have all seen tin
advantage of a season of good whole-1
some sport in Falls City.
Miss Mamie Ryan, youngest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Ryan, for
by Rev. C. M. ilrooks and attend
im . ly of this vicinity, died Sunday
in St. Joseph s hospital in Omaha, af
an operation for throat trouble.
Si.i lived with her mother in Auburn
wi.eie fhe was a clerk in a store.
Th-ie were hopes of her recovery
aftei tlie operation but Saturday com
'.di( iiMons developed. The remains
v i re taken to Dawson for burial.
Miss Ryan was born on the old
Maddox farm northeast of this city,
and though quite small when her
family moved from here, has visited
relatives in this city often and made
many friends, who regret to hpar of
ARIOSI TERRIBLE ACCIDENT
WILSON SCHOCK KILLED BY
The Streets Were Covered With
Sleet, Causing Wagon
Tlie residents of the town were
shocked Tuesday evening to hear that
Wilson Shock had been killed by the
overturning of a wagon he was driv
ing on Pacific Hill about -4: :tl> o'clock
in the afternoon.
Mr. Schock, who works for Heaeock
& Son, was hauling flour from the
mill to load at the Missouri Pacific
depot. The hill is steep and was
thickly coated with ice and sleet,
which caused the skidding of the
heavily loaded wagon. There was
no stopping it and it turned over, at
this time braking the pole which
caused the team to run. Whether
Mr. Schock kept his hold on the lines
or whether he was caught by some
tiling on the wagon Is not known, but
he was dragged abouttk) feet and
crushed against a huge rock which
protects a sewer pipe close to Maust's
elevator. His chest was crushed and
lie lived but a very few minutes.
He was carried to a house nearby
and a physician called but nothing
could be done for the injured man.
He was taken to his home by friends
where his wife was almost prostrated
by the shock.
Wilson H. Shoc k was born April 12,
1850 in Thomson township, Seneca
county, Ohio, where he lived until
the spring of 1805, when they came
to Nebraska settling on a farm near
Rulo. Before leaving Ohio, Mr.
Schock, then a boy of 15 years tried
(o enlist in the Union army, but
being undersized for a boy of his age
lie was rejected, to his great dis
About 1875 he was married to Miss
Amelia Slagle, who survives him.
They have no children. For several
years of their early married life,
they lived on a farm 8 miles north of
town but moved into town more than
seventeen years ago and for about
eight years Mr. Schock has worked
for lleacock & Son, and at all times
has been a man highly respected by
all who knew him.
The funeral was held from the
home Thursday afternoon, conducted
ed by many friends.
Resides his wife, deceased leaves
one sister, Mrs. John Santo, and one
brother, Elmer Shock, and to all is
extended sincere sympathy.
Mrs. Margaret Schlosser, wife of
Frank Schlosser, died at the family
0 o’clock iii tin morning after a long
Illness. She wns born Fob, 22, 1837
in PennsyIvanniu mul when a child
went to Ohio with her parents. On
April 17, 1868 at Constantia, Ohio, she
was married to Frank Schlosser who,
with four children, survives her. The
children are, Mrs. R. Hunim, Mrs.
Koegh and Raymond Schlosser of this
city and William Schlosser of Flag
The early part of the married life
of Mr and Mrs. Schlosser was pass
ed m ar Dawson hut for the past 12
years they have lived in or near this;
city and the deceased is well and I
The funeral services were held
from St.. Frances Roman Catholic
church Tuesday attended by many
friends. We are joined by the com
munity in extending sympathy to
the family. I
Jeff Gilbert was born in Ohio, in
1343 and died in the hospital at St.
Joseph, Mo., Friday morning at 9:30,
Jan. !3, 1911. Aged 68 years, 4 mo.
and 25 days. Mr. Gilbert lmd been
a patient sufferer for many months
ami all that loving thoughts and len
der care could do to prolong his
stay were done, but nothing availed.
On the evening of Jan. 6tb. ho was
taken to Hie hospital to undergo an
operation, which it was thought and
hoped would bring relief, and at least
partial health again. On Monday
morning I he operation was success
fully performed and he came through
the ordeal much better than was ex
peeled, and gained a little each day,
until Thursday at. midnight, he took
suddenly worse, and the family were
notified, he could last only a few
hours. They hust< ned to him only
to find the deatli Angel had reached
liis side first, and he was at rest.
The remains were brought home on
Friday night and the funeral preached
by ltev. Ilrooks of Falls City, Sunday
at 2 o'clock.p. in. A large crowd of
old friends and neighbors came to
pay their last respects to him, who
had been one of them so long. The
beautiful casket was covered with
flowers, silent tribute of loving
friends. Mr. Gilbert was a quiet un
assuming man, who could count as
friends all who knew him.
To his family, ever kind, tender
and thoughtful of their welfare, noth
ing can ever fill his place to them.
But may the thought that he is for
ever at rest and knowledge of the
happy lives they spent together, com
fort them, and may the one who
said, "I will be a husband to the
widow and a father to the fatherless"
bring them peace. The remains
were tenderly laid in the Silent City,
to await the resurrection morn.
' " . ...
James It. Reynolds was born Oct.
11th, 1829. in Poughkeepsie county.
New York. When hut a youth, with
his parents he emigrated to Monroe,
Michigan, where they resided on a
farm in Monroe county, it was. hero
that lie grew to manhood, lie was
united in marriage to Elisabeth Jane
Brown, Dec. 21st., 1852, at Monroe,
Midi. To this union were born two
sons and two daughters, The boys
departed this life in infancy. The
marriage state of Mr. and Mrs. Rey
nolds has covered a period of more
than fifty-eight years, during whicli
time good fortune smiled upon Un
happy union. In 18515, Mr. Reynolds
and family moved to Iowa City, la.,
and they resided in this state for
thirty-two years, during this time lie
was employed as conductor by the
Chicago and Rock Island R. R.
In 1878 he moved to Falls City and
located on a farm four miles south
of town He resided here until 1U<>4,
when because of the ill health of hi
companion he moved to Falls City,
and has sine ■ that time lived hens
As a citizen li" was that type of
man, that maker a community better
because of his living in it. lie was
loved and held in highest. est< era by
h is f e I low-towns men.
As a lodgeman, lie was since a
young man, a member of the Masonic
order. He was a member of the
Blue lodge. Chapter and Knights
Templar. His brother Masons speak
only in highest terms of him as a
man. As a Christian, he has since
July 14, 1907, been a loyal and faith
ful member of the Brethren church1
of this city.
James U. Reynolds departed this
life at. his home in Falls City, Jan.
17, 1!til, at the ripe age of Si years,
3 months and 0 days.
He leaves an Invalid wife, and two
daughters, Mrs. Ciara B. Neal, of
Falls City and Mrs. Helen M. Say
lor of Newkirk, Okla, besides other
relatives and manv friends to mourn
Tlie funeral services will be held
today from the residence. Rev. J. F.
Watson of the Brethren Church and
tiie Masonic Lodge will have charge.
SHERIFF FENTON GETS HIM
OUR HUSTLING SHERIFF PICKS
OFF ANOTHER ONE
Gets Dad Man Wanted in Atchison
With IiIh weather eye always open
for bad ones, Sheriff Kenton spied
a suspicious looking coon about town
Sunday and was convinced that be
was the fellow wanted in Atchison for
the murder of Abnena Moore colored
ill Atchison Iasi October. Pictures <C
the murderer were in the sheriff's
office and so strong was the resem
blance that about noon Sunday he
and Deputy McFarland went to a
shanty on Pacific Mill occupied by a
colored family, rsteiiHlbly looking for
another party, McFarland was sent
to the rear of the bouse and while
the sheriff talked with the family he
kept liis eye on Moore. Evidently,
Moore was suspicious, for the sheriff
saw him draw something from his
pocket, which proved to he an ugly
looking razor open and ready for use.
I hit a big g in ' n the hands of Sheriff
Kenton is an ugly thing to look into,
and Moore's hands went up promptly.
When searched 100 cartridges for an
automatic gun were found on him but
At first Moore denied his Identity,
lint, a diary found in liis possession
that since the murder ho lias been up
and down the Pacific coast and as
far cast, as Montreal, Canada. Later
Moore confessed. Chief of Police
Sullivan came up from Atchison
Monday and took Moore lmek. He
agreed to return without requisition
papers. He says Moore is in every
sense a had man and was in troub
le repeatedly. He was surprised thf.i
lie gave up without a big fight as ho
is just tile fellow to try it Thorn
was a reward of $200 for Moore's ar
Engine No. 23!'ti Is being used for
heating purposes at I lie shops.
Engine No. 411 is again n ady for
tli road. She pulled the lied Hal!
north on the IMli.
I p t.o date there ha been mi more
accidents at the division and none at
the new shops so far.
Juniaur I’iumh dead-headed up
from Atchison Tuesday, He will work
out of Kails City hereafter.
V. C. Terry is spending a four day:;
vacation In this city. He is a freight
conductor and owns property here
The new heating plant was started
up the 1 St h and is working nicely ex
cept for the proper amount, of steam.
i lie Missouri piii'iiic pay car i* n
St. Louis Jan. IT, was at Atchison
Ja i. !8 nud probably at I alia city on
All of tile trains have been running:
nearly on time. No. 1 Oil. north bound
passenger was the latest, h* ir.ft 40
Kdmund Ale I high Is ail smiles since
he has been at his new home in the
new offi <■. He is telegraph operator
for tiie company here.
Kdmund Weld of Atchison was in
the city Wednesday looking after the
interests of the company in the way
of Signal Service equipment.
K. II. Kay wood, chief clerk of the
train master lias resigned and his
place has been filled by ,f. G. Shuiii
way of \ i • • I: ■ •«ii.. who arrived T>vs
W. A. Loomis, a fireman moved his
family and household goods to tilts
city on the 18th, They will make their
residence in the Hitchcock property
in the east part of town.
There is a good freight business
reported through Falls City. There
were five thousand, two hundred and
sixteen tons of freight handled in and
out of the city in 10 hours on the
.T. C. Duncan, Supt. of the con
struction department came up from
Coffeyvllle, Wednesday, arriving oh
N'o, 103. lie made a short stay,
looking over the construction work
Mr. James Lowe lius just, returned
to Falls City from Canada, where lie
spent the Holidays with friends and
relatives. We are glad to sec Jim
ie home again, for he brings a bunch
of smiles wuh him.
We are also glad to again clasp (lie
hand of Mr. Cecil Clark oT Lincoln
and to welcome him to our boom
town. Mr. Clark is in the employ
of the Hurlingtou It. It. II*' lias good
friends here who are glad to see him.
Drafts for shops to employ 200 men
were sent In to the main offices tills
week. Isn’t it about time the croak
ers came round and apologized for
their impertinence. They owe it. t#
the R. R. people to come to the ban
quet and make themselves agreeably
Unfortunately there bus been Home
feeding awakened among tho K. R,
people that they were not welcome to
our city. One of the objects of the
Mayor in planning the banquet was
to dissipate tills damaging and utter
ly false sonUrgoht The jxtoplp of
Falls City wolcomq, the division most,
cordially and Saturday night will
demonstrate the fact that, only the
happiest relations will maintain be
tween the North and South side of
Falls City hereafter and always.
Her Arm Fractured
Miss Fannie Miller slipped and fell
on the icy pavement In front of H.
M. Jennc's shoe store, last. Friday
morning, and In the fall fractured
her left arm. A physician was call
ed at once to her home and the In
jured member was dressed. She Is
doing as well as could be expected
and in being cared for by Mrs. Frank
Norris, who came down from Wyutore
on Saturday to wait upon her.
Charged With Stealing Corn,
For sometime the people In the
vicinity of Miles ranch were troubled
over the mysterious disappearance
of corn and finally one named Ed.
Wisdom was arrested last Saturday,
lie war brought to Ibis city by the
Sheriff and gave bond of $200 for Ills
appearance in the justice court on
Wodin sdtty at whic h time! he. was
hound ove r to the county court by
Judge Spragins on $500 bonds.
Wm. Strieker Disappears.
Wm.Strieker, a young farmer about
twenty five yearr of age who lives
’ north of town is causing his family
end fri'ncl:; considerable alarm. He
| t ame into town Mondav with consider
I abb- mone y intending to pay a note
hut io far as can he learned tho
I nolo has not been paid lie seems
; to have invested in a goodly supply
Inf fir-‘ water and to some friends re
i iarkf d he was going to St. Joe, to
| others that lie was going to Kansas
Oity, No trace of him lias been
: found in eitlmr place and his father,
; wife and oile r relatives fear foul play
The officers are aiding them in
j trying to locate the missing man.
The New Postoffice Site.
Site Inspector, <’. Ii. Robinson, was
i here Wednesday and spent, the day
i under the eagle eye of Postmaster
(’rook looking over the town. Of
course no site for the now postoffice
could be seltH ted by Mr. Robinson,
but his recommendations to the
Treasury Department are the old
Crook corner, where T. .1. Oliver now
lives, the southeast lots of Mrs. Wil
hites’ block and the Oswald corner,
now occupied by Yocam’s studio. The
Department will make a selection
from Mr. Robinson’s suggestions.This
gentleman is more than favorably
impressed with Falls City. lie sees
what all strangers seem to see more
clearly than our own people, a fu
ture and an Important one for Falls
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