The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, February 17, 1911, Image 3

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    The County in General
The “Doings” of Our Country Friends
and Neighbors.
The Christian Endeavor entertained
their friends at a social at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Martin on
Saturda) evening. More than forty
guests were in attendance. The en
tertainment. provided was an indoor
field meet. Six colleges were repre
sented and took part in the contest
The college yells given by the sev
eral colleges in the confines of a
private home were quite thrilling.
Light refreshments were served.
The jolly good time enjoyed by all
reflects credit on the social com
mittee who directed affairs. it is
planned to make these social func
tions of tin- I n «• tvc• i a i i i Jar
pait of ihe work of the society.
Miss Hattie Lilly came down from
Pern and spent the week end wTi
Mrs. J. A. Martin m d other frie ids
Mrs. I S Prosser \ sited this we k
in St. Joseph with her son. Jesse.
F\ Hendricks and wife came down
from Nebraska City and are visiting
with the former’s mother, Mrs. Jas.
Harry Hendricks returned last week
from his visit with relatives at Gil
lian, Mo.
Mrs. Harry Bridgeman is quite ill
with pneumonia.
Walter Hoss of Garden, who is vis
iting Rudolph Fuller and other friends
is just convalescing from pneumonia.
Ed l.tihn of Grand Island is visiting
friends hereabout.
Wilson Wamsley and Jacob Peters
were in Shubert one day last week.
Alice Sailors ran into a brabed wire
fence and cut a deep gash in her
throat. Dr. Andrews was called and
stopped the flow of blood and stitch
ed up the wound, site is doing nicely.
Mrs. Olive Kuker and children re
turned last week from an extended
visit with relatives and friends at
Versaillse, 111.
‘Harley and Kittie Buttler were in
the city on Saturday.
Jesse Buchholz is confined at home
with ia grippe.
Messrs Martin and Wixon of Stel
la were in town one day last week.
Mrs. M. M. Hendricks and son, Ned
die were on tile sick list this week.
Harley and Kittie Butler attended
services at Maple Grove Sunday.
William Mount’s babies are just a spell of fever.
Bernice Bridgeman is having a
fever the result of a bad cold.
M. 11. Vandeventer and wife were
called to Aspinwall Friday to at
tend the funeral of an old friend.
W. K. Pritts is seriously ill with
an abscess on his tongue.
Gene Plasters visited with his sis
ter and brother at the state univer
sity at. Lincoln Friday and Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Scoville of Nemaha
have decided to locate in Stella and
will occupy the Frank Hinkle resi
dence in the east part of town.
James Farmer and wife of Peru
visited over Sunday with the former's
parent,s Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Farmer.
Mrs. Joshua Curtis and little dau
ghter went to Humboldt Sunday for
a few days visit with her parents.
Mrs. F. K. Fankell has been quite
sick the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Young and
two little sons of Auburn visited Mrs.
Young’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. .1.
Curtis last Saturday.
Dean Culp, who has been attending
a business college at Omaha, came
home last Friday quite sick, it after
wards developed lhat he had the
Mrs. E. A. Kroli is quite sick this
week, her sister, Miss Neva Cow
ell came down from Howe Monday to
care for her.
Milton Hinkle of Pawhatan, Kansas
visited his parents the first of last
J. M. Goodloe was in Kansas City
the first of the w< ok.
Win. StulU shipped three car load
of stock to Kansas City Monday ev
Miss Ona Hill lias been dangerous
ly sick with measles, the past week,
hut is now improving. There are
five children sick with measles at
the Hill home.
D. H. Hull accompanied by his
daughter, Mrs. E. Malone and her
son, Darwin Malone of Oklahoma
City arrived last Wednesday to at
tend the funeral of Dr. J. A. W. Hull.
They remained and visited old Stel
la friends until Monday.
Mart Hill and wife of Shubert were
in Stella Thusday to attend the fu
neral of Dr. Hull.
John Evans of Shubert assisted
the Masons with their ceremonies
at the burial of Dr. Hull last Fri
Mrs. Fred Gilbert and baby, Lyle,
have been quite sick with catarrhal
fever but are better at this writing.
J. G. McBride returned to Verdon
Monday after visiting his family a
few days.
Elder Sapp was called to Nemaha
Friday and Aspinwall Saturday to
j officiate at a funeral at each place.
T. J. Gist Resigns As Vice Presi
dent and L. P. Wirth
Takes His Place
At a meeting of the board of direct
ors of the Falls City Slate Hank last
evening in the bank rooms, Mr. T. J.
Gist tendered his resignation as
vice-president to take effect March
1st, His resignation was accepted
and Mr. I.. 1‘. Wirth was elected to
that position. After March 1st, Mr.
Wirth will devote his entire time to
the banking business.
Mr. Gist retains his interest in the
bank and remains on the board of dir
ectors. In the future he expects to
devote most of his time and atten
tion to the interests of The Leo
Cider & Vinegar Co., as the busi
ness has assumed such proportions
that one man can. no longer look af
ter its many details.
City Realizes There Must Be Slight
Changes In The Grade Before
Paving Is Commenced
Last week a representative of the
firm of Grant & Lutton, expert sur
veyors of Lincoln was here at the re
quest of the city officials to consult
with them regarding the grade level
I of Stone Street. This morning Mr.
' Grant, senior member of the firm,
and I). P. Weeks appeared on the
street and began the active work of
The city realizes that there must
be a slight change in the grade be
fore the paving is commenced and it
lias been decided that the work must
be pushed. The city will control ail
paving contracts, giving the property
holders the opportunity of paying out
j on easy payments. The original plan
• of allowing each property owner to
| contract with the paving contractor
I for his own holdings, lias proven
! unsatisfactory and tile city will
j contract all paving and assume all
| responsibility, making the payments
from the property holders on ns
easy annual payments as possible. It
is hoped that just as soon as the
unsettled spring weather is passed
the work can be pushed rapidly.
There is hardly a citizen in the
town, unless he be an old fogy or a
tight wad but what is anxious to
see the work finished and will stand
by the city and see it through. The
time is passed when a public iinprov
ment or benefit can be controlled or
held up by a few for their own spec
ial interests. There has been
aroused a strong public senti
ment for a general good and the
city officials will work to that end.
The right spirit is in the air and
if we strive for harmony and work
together you will see Falls City
grow and prosper as never before.
We will DO tilings.
Killed Near Alliance, Neb.
Robert ration, a former citizen of
| Humboldt., who for several years has
resided near Alliance, Xeb, was
killed the last of the week by being
kicked by a horse. The remains were
taken to Humboldt yesterday and
interment made in the city cemetery.
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“Wbnt wo want.” said the manag
ing editor, “in our serials is plot. We
must have our diameters or some one
of them at the end of an Installment
hanging over a precipice a thousand
feet deep, to he rescued in the next,
tumbled overboard in niidoioan. left
to drown, rescued again, etc. And yon
needn't bring it all out happily iu the
end. Kill the hero it you like. There's
Teas of the IVUrborvilles, who was
strung up at the end of the story, and
the whole world read it and wept over
it. Big sales, large profits."
"You want It true to life, don't you?"
"Truth is stranger than fiction. If
you'll strike a plot that every one says
couldn’t possibly have happened you'll
get a selling story. The critics will
call it ‘rot,’ but the people will want
to read it. Try to do something
startling. My object is to put the
paper on its feet. Many a newspaper
lias been made by an ingenious serial.”
I had no confidence in the paper's
being established by any serial I could
write, however improbable’ I should
make it, and 1 told Heaton si>, but lie
told me to get out and do ns lie had
instructed. He had no more time to
talk about the matter. “You know
what we want,” he said; "go and do
I puzzled for a considerable time
over a plot, but could invent nothing
original. Then it occurred to me tIni 1
there is nothing original except In real
incidents that occur from time to time
and even these repeat themselves
After all, the novel Heaton hail quoted
had nothing startling in the plot. II
was the writing of It and the tragedy
at the end. I determined to he con
tent with a commonplace plan and
roly on hanging somebody to do tin
rest. 1 would drag in all the horrid
details of an execution, and I hoped
in this way to serve the managing edi
tor’s purpose to a limited extent. In
order to make the story more harrow
ing t determined that the man who
dangled at the end of a rope should
he the innocent victim of circuni
llayeroft was my hero, Gwendolin
Montelaveries my heroine. They
loved. llayeroft was a distant con
nection to a millionaire who was a
bachelor, and, since llayeroft was tin,
only child of several generations oi
older children descending from th
millionaire’s only brother (or sister,
for that matter), in case ttic* million
aire died without will llayeroft would
inherit all his property. L’ithlndo, the
viilian of the story, also loves Gwen
doliu, and I must invent some plan foi
him to get llayeroft out of the way.
It was very easy for me to kill the
rich man under suspicious circum
stances—at least I had IMtblado manu
facture the circumstances—whicli went
to show that llayeroft had poisoned
the old gentleman to get his money.
The ingenuity’ required was to weave
a lot of circumstances that would con
vict llayeroft and yet he must lie in
Nothing very original about that, you
say. Well, if there is any originality
in the matter at ail I didn't supply it.
Fate lays all the plots for stories, and
all we scribblers do is to write them
up. Nevertheless, though I didn't
know it. I was doing the biggest Job
of my life. And do you know while 1
thought I was writing a blood and
thunder love tragedy I was turning
bitterness and gall in a real household
into a great happiness.
The story was coming out, the in
stallments appearing once a week. 1
had convicted the hero, and he was
waiting the result of an appeal which
1 intended to have denied by a mer
ciless fudge. I was writing the de
scription of the hanging and intended
ns soon ns it was over to drive the
heroine insane and conclude with her
shrieks dying away gradually ns doors
were closing behind her in a mad
house. The issue of the paper hod ap
pea red containing an explanation of
that chain of circumstances which had
convicted the murderer. Though they
were not to save him. 1 felt hound to
show m.v skill in finding-a key to them
which if brought to light would save
the victim. But, relying as 1 did on a
1 double tragedy at the end. I proposed
1 to bring out the key wli'n it was too
late to do any good. Von see, 1 didn't
intend to spoil the tragic effect by be
! ing chicken hearted, especially ns the
people involved were merely creatures
of my own brain. Besides. I remem
bered the instructions of the manag
ing editor, and I was to attract the
attention of the reading public, which
increases the circulation of the paper
and brings in the advertisements, the
ultimate object of the whole thing.
About a week after the appearance
of the issue containing the explana
tion of the incidents that had proved
Ilaycroft guilty, while I was engaged
writing the removal of Gwendoliu to
a madhouse, a servant knocked at my
door to say thnt a tnnn was downstairs
who wished to see me.
“(Jet out of here." I cried, “and tell
the man to get out too! I’m doing
work that must not be interrupted."
The maid went away and returned
to say that she thought the man was
having a fit. It required something of
the sort to cause me to break off from
lay w Tk, and. throwing down my pen,
1 hastened nway The man Imd hurled
Ids face in the lounge pillows and was
giving way to violent spnsmodie eon
tortious. Hearing me enter, he arose
and fined tue. I never saw greater
agony on ant face He looked from
me lo tin* maid and pointed to the
door. 1 told her to leave us and dosed
the door behind her. Then I turned
to my visitor.
“How did yon get on to it';" he asked.
Ids eyes starting out of his head
"(Jet on to what'?'
"My making up that prescription
“What presi riptlon'?"
"That killed the man in your story."
“Killed the man In my story!" 1 re
pealed, my eyes bulging with astonish
meat. 1 had been writing of an imng
inary luuaiie, and my llrs! impression
was that 1 had a real one before me.
"You ended him Chesterton,"
“Oh. my.Cod! lie was Middleton.
You might ns well hate given the real
name ?ts one so like it."
1 stood staring at the man for nwhile,
then said to him:
"My friend, you must pardon mo tor
excusing myself, lull I have no time to
devote to cranks. I am putting tho
iinisiiing touches to the serial you
speak of, and 11m copy must lie ready
tills afternoon. The hero lias been ex
ecuted. the girl who loved him has
gone mad, and"—
I didn't llnisli the sentence, for the
fellow fell in a tit true enough. I pick
ed him up and laid him on the lounge.
As Soon as lie quieted down a bit tie
started up and began to talk in a
hoarse whisper just as people on the
dramatic stage do when they have
something harrowing to communicate.
‘•I’m a drug clerk. One day a pre
scription came in and 1 put it up.
Hours after II had gone out 1 found a
small vial of deadly poison standing
on tin1 hoard where I had mixed tho
medicine, 1 had taken it up by mis
take and put enough to kill any one
into the mixture. I darted out to stop
the patient from taking if. A boy
rushed past me selling newspapers
and crying, ‘Sudden death of Hanker
Middleton!' That was the name giv
en when the medicine was called for.
“I went buck to tlic store, told my
employer that my mother was dying
and left town within an hour. My
secret has preyed on me, but I never
dreamed it would involve another
The man had given the key to the
circumstances that laid convicted an
Innocent man as I had concocted it
for my novel. I saw at once that It
was fate and not I who had been writ
ing a detective story, the parts of
which fate had evolved in its way.
not mine.
In a distant town tho drug clerk
had picked up a copy of our paper
containing that installment of my sto
ry which gave my concocted key, it
being identical with liis own act.
Later his eye met a newspaper item
that the man who had poisoned Mid
dleton for 11is money would lie exe
cuted in three weeks. He had come
to me as the author of the story, sup
posing that I hail his secret.
In this sequel to the product of my
brain I saw what the story itself
would not produce. I am a newspaper
mnu. and my newspaper instincts
came to the front.
“You come with me.” I said. “I’ut
yourself in the hands of our paper,
and we'll give you the best outcome
to your fatal mistake one can secure
for you.”
Ho assented, and. taking him to the
office. I told the story to Heaton.
“Shake!” lie said, thrusting out ills
hand and grasping mine in an iron
grip. "The paper’s made!”
Then I called the drug clerk in and
introduced him to (lie managing editor.
Heaton gave him what money he
wanted and iold him to go where he
liked -leaving Ids address, of course—
and keep Ids mouth shut. The next
morning out came scare heads an
nouncing that a remarkable combina
tion detective-fiction exploit had led to
the discovery that George Burton, the
man who had been convicted of the
murder of Banker Middleton, was in
nocent. This set everybody agog for
the next issue.
In tile morning we announced that
tlie paper had produced a drug clerk
whose mistake had caused the poison
ing of Middleton A hint was thrown
I out that an author-detective who wrote
exclusively for the paper had built a
theory of ids own as to the cause of
Middleton’s deatli and had written the
story witli the intent of bringing out
the real culprit.
And so it came about that an iuno
e< man was saved from a hanging
because people like to read about midi
I tragedies and because I was instruc
t'd to bang au imaginary character.
But, after all, did it not come about on
tlie principal of an ad.7
We got the drug clerk off with light
| punishment and had Barton up in our
1 editorial rooms, when* I was Intro
duced to hi in as the man who had
saved him from a felon's deatli He
Asked me if I had really written the
story on the (henry that Middleton had
I teen poisoned by the mistake of a
1 drug clerk. The look of noncommittal
I wisdom I put on was a stroke of
genius. It claimed nothing for me. but
helped the paper.
There was another coincidence which
I have left to the last, for it is tho
touching part. Barton was engaged to
a very lovely girl. She had stood by
him during ids trial, confident in liis
innocence. Barton asked me to go to
see her, and I did so. The Interview
was very affecting. She told me that
if her fiance had been executed she be
lieved she would have gone tnad. ns
did tiie heroine of my story. Then 1
realized that better things had been
accomplished by my serial thnn the
building up of a newspaper.
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