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_The Falls City Tribune
Vol. VIII PALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, HARCH 24. mi. NUMBER XV
BOYS FOUND THE BODY WHILE
Remains Brought To Town And To
Day Buried In Steele
The Greek that went hunting al
most a week ago and failed to return
was found dead by a party that
went fishing at Fisher's lake yester
The man was found lying dead in
the weeds and rushes. He had been
shot through the back of the head
and had been dead several days from
the condition of the body. The ru
mor that the body had been badly
mutilated is without foundation as
all marks on the body were thought
to be post mortem marks. As the
man was not known there are
many possible theories as to the
cause of his murder. He is thought
to be quite well off, and that pos
sibly robbery was the incentive. His
insurance policy was left in his
pocket however. As tlieGreeks are
a race of strong abiding passion
it might have been revenge for
some real or fancied wrong. The
murderer is absolutely unknown.
The body was taken to D. D. Roav
is’ undertaking rooms last night and
this afternoon the remains were laid
to rest in Steele cemetery, Rev. R.
Cooper Bailey having charge of
services at the grave.
Following is the verdict of the
State of Nebraska. Richardson Co
At an inquisition holden 3 miles
southwest of Falls City, in Richard
son County, on the 22nd day of
March A. U. 1911,before me. M. L.
Wilson, corner of said county, upon
the body of young Greek lying dead,
by the purors whose names are here
to subscribed, the said jurors upon
their oath uo say that the dcceascci
came to his death from a gunshot
ed by some person or persons un
wound in the back of his head, eaus
known to this jury.
H. C. Davis.
Win. M< Dougall,
C. H. Nolt.e,
Henry Fritz, Sr..
W. T. Fenton,
E. E. Scott.
In witness whereof the said jurors
have hereunto set their hands the
day and year aforesaid.
Attest -M. L. Wilson,Coroner.
Animals Are Burned
Fort Calhoun, March 23—Fire on
Monday destroyed the barn and sev
eral outbuildings of Mrs. Carl
Schmidt, including seventy chick
ens, farm implements and hogs.
Abe Milligan lost two horses valu
ed at $400, with harness, 200 bush
els of corn and other property.
Geneva Man Taken To Lincoln
Geneva, March 22—Gregory F.
Skimple owner and manager of the
Geneva electric light plant, was
arrested on complaint of the city
council, charged with dipsomania.
Mr. Skimple secured the help of
Judge Kpperson of Clay Center and
made a good fight for his liberty, hut
yesterday afternoon the sheriff
took him to Lincoln.
GATHERED DAILY FROM THE!
News From The Court House That
Will Interest People Through
out The County
Claims will be heard in the Anton
Kern estate today.
The following marriage license
was issued by the county judge:
O. DeCason, Mound City, Mo.20
Edna Field, Forest City, Mo.19
The couple were married by the
Rev. M. C. Brooks will preach his
farewell sermon at the court house
Sunday morning, March 26. This
is the last chance we will have to
hear Rev. Brooks as lie expects to
move during the coming week.
VICTS AT WORK
SOME LIGHT THROWN ON POW
Suits of Convict Clothing Discard
ed By Bushnell and Pea
body Near There
Fairbury, March 23—The Powell
postoffice robbery, which occurred
Tuesday night of last week, was
partially cleared up yesterday when
G. A. Henkle, who resides at Powell,
found a bundle of clothing near the
railroad bridge. In this bundle
were two suits of clothing, sueh as
are worn by convicts in the state
penitentiary, several suits of over
alls and some papers which had
been taken from the postoffice. The
warden of the penitentiary was inline
diately notified and he identified
the prison suits which had tlie num
bers on them as the ones worn by
Bushnell and Peabody, two of the
convicts who escaped from the peni
tentiary Sunday morning of last week
A similar robbery occurred last
Saturday night at Plymouth, a little
town in this county, and it Is
thought the same two were mixed
up in it.
“The Third Degree’’
A prominent attorney said:“If the
Third Degree”, Charles Klein’s play,
does not compel legislation, with a
view of abolishing the illegal per
secution of innocent victims by
police heads, then we are reverting
back to the inquisition period, for a
story, touching on so vital a ques
tion, be it drama or book, would
compel attention and come nearer
correcting a vice than all the loud
mouthed reformers in the world."
This in part is Charles Klein’s
lnte> *>on, for when he wrote “The
Lion and the Mouse,” it proved to
be so successful, he said, “So pow
erful an instrument will the drama
come to be in matter of politics and
good government that politic ians of
the future must recon with it in
advancing political movements or
combating its effects, as the case
This remarkable play on so timely
a subject, following to great a num
ber of notorious crimes and politi
cal mistakes, will be of more than
ordinary interest to local play goers.
rHie date set for its appearance here
is Tuesday. March 2S at the Gehling.
NO TRUSKETT ' ' j
A Venire of 96 Names Exhausted
Without Success—No Masons
Will be Accepted.
Independence, Kan., Mar. 23.—No
jury has yet been selected in the case
of A. O. Trusketf, (he aged slayer of
.1. 1). S. Neeley. The first venire was
exhausted, 96 men having been ex
atnned without getting the necessary
12. No free Mason is to be permitted
to serve on the jury. The defense ob
jeotiug to all who belong to that or
der. No man who is interested in any
way in an oil or gas lease is consider
ed acceptable either and it is hard to
find a man in this part of Kansas who
has not some such interest. The work
of securing a jury is made difficulty
thereby. No change of venue will be
asked by tho defense.
WORKING ON A SKY FLEET
Hiram Maxim and Claud Grahame
White Planning Armored
London, Mar. 23.—With supremacy
in aerial warfare as its ultimate aim,
the British war office is working on
an invention that is expected to be the
nucleus of a sky lleet. It was learned
that Sir Hiram Maxim, the famous
inventer, and Claud Grahame-White,
the noted aviator, are working to
gether to produce an armorer] war
aeroplane. This will be built to carry
bombs that can bo exploded only by
the machine’s operator and will not be
j set off If the aeroplane is smashed.
Kansas Teachers to Lawrence.
i Lawrence, Kan, Mnr. 23.—The
eighth annual conference of teachers
of the high school and academies ac
credited by the University of Kansas
will be held here beginning today and
continuing Friday and Saturday
About 2.'0 teachers are expected tc
1 M/ondt <
When a Legislature Cripples a Woman's Suffrage Bill.
R. R_. YARDS
ITEMS OF INTEREST TO TRIB
As They Were Told By Our Regu
lar Correspondent At The
Ward Harrison and John Blaster
are giving the M. P. shops a good
coat of paint.
Claude Itoe and C. E. Holland were
among the yard boys who went to
Salem Wednesday evening.
The firemen on the M. P. say
that they get detained at the mov
ing picture shows. They wish that
one of them would install a tele-1
phone so that they would not miss
their calls so often.
C. E. Hgllaud went fishing Wed
nesday afternoon. He did not go
tiloue. The men say it was almost
impossible to get "central" all after
Engineer J. Devinney came up
from Atchison on 10.
E. M. Dixon, ftromun report'd Wed
nesday for Lincoln Local.
F. H. Baker went to Atchison on
Wednesday to meet a party
Fireman DeLanney washed his face
yesterday and used a whole bar of
soap. This was so far out of the
usual that His boss failed to recog
j C. E. Holland lias accepted the
, position of Assistant superintendent
I of the Omaha Division. Sadness pra
I vails in the yards over the loss of
i "Red" Holland.
1 -M. I. LaCount and I. W. Hammer
'are visiting with friends in Atchi
BURGLAR AT CONVENT
Did Not Gain Admittance But Gave
Gave The Sisters A
Last night about ten o'clock a
negro attempted to break in the
convent, but only succeeded in giv
ing the Sisters a bad scare. He
i was first seen looking in one of the
windows. Then he tried one of the
dr.ors and being unable to gain ad
mittance, tried other doors. The
deputy sheriff was notified by tel
, epiiom*. who went out to the con
, vent and caught, the man.
Young People Go To Salem
A jolly party of young people front
this place drove to Salem and
spent a pleasant evening at the
skating rink. Among them were
C. 10. Holland, Gertrude Lippold,
Kay Warfield, Grace Finley Claude
Koe, Agnes Sinclair, Vernon Daniels
and Hertlia Lippold.
CONNECTED WITH SENATE VOTE.
The Illinois Senator Keeps His Seat
by the Votes of Men Repudiated
by the People.
Lob Angelee, Mar. 23.—Speaking un
der auspices of the city club to an
audience of 3,000 people which filled
the auditorium to the very doors, Col.
Thao done Roosevelt commented on
"queer features" connected with the
vote of the United States senate in
the cases of Lorimor, congratulated
(he California legislature on the stand
taken in this matter and stated his
pproval of the judiciary recall law as
recently passed by that body
"California has come very, near
governmental ideal" began the speak
er. "I have not come to teach so
much as to learn. And let me speak
with the heartiest and most unquali
fied approval of the action of your leg
islature when they passed a law pro
viding for popular choice of United
States senators, and at the same, time
indicating the Kind of senator whom
they did not expect it wise for the
popular choice to light upon by their
condemnation of Mr. Lori me r and of
the action of the senate of the United
States in keeping Mr. Lorimor in his
After congratulating the California
legislature "for having shown itself
more sensitive to the honor of the
United States senate than the United
States senate itself?" Mr. Roosevelt
"I call your attention to two or
three queer features connected with
the vote. Mr. Lo rimer's stay in the
senate is because of senators who are
no longer senators, who when they
had but 48 hours to serve said he
should be continued after they had
"The majority of the present col
leagues of Mr. Lorimor, who voted for
or against hint ttiat day, voted against
him. He was kept in his seat by the
senators who were about to go into
private by the senators whom the
people had decided they no longer
wished to see in tite senate of the
Mr. Roosevelt left for San Fran
j PEOPLE APE ALWAYS RIGHT
Senator Owen of Oklahoma Talked
for Initiative and Referendum
Springfield, 111., Mar. 23.—Despite
I threats and predictions he would be
! interfered with by Ix>rimer partisans
j in the Illinois legislature, Robert L.
Owen, United States senator from
Oklahoma, delivered a forceful exposi
1 tion of the initiative and referendum
1 of a public meeting of the hou=e Judi
He said the question of the initia
tive and referendum is a fight be
tween organized greed and the people,
producers of the wealth of this coun
try. The time has come to put an end
to bribery and corruption and to ma
chine politics, he said. The grea/.
wealth being piled up in this country
by individuals under machine politics
and corruption is leading thousands
of families to ruin and decay of other
ambitious ones who would imitate
ard follow these unjust i.* wealthy per
sons, be continued.
"The judgment of the majority of
the people is never in error,” Senator
Owen said, "and is more sound than
the judgment of the Interests that
j would exploit the people.”
MRS. R. B. BAKER HOSTESS
Twenty-four Members Responded To
Roll Call—Responses Given In
The regular meeting of the Wom
an’s Club met Tuesday afternoon
with Mrs. K. 11. linker on Grand
view Ave. In connection with the
regular program there was a
domestic science demonstration whicl
made the afternoon a particularly en
The meeting was presided over by
the new president, .Mrs. Dittmar. The
secretary, Mrs. Tanner being absent,
.Mia. Joint 1 ’owe 11 was appointed sec
There were twenty-five members
responded to roll call, the response
were given in favorite recipes, and
each one had her pencil and paper
ready to take down any receipt that
might appeal to her, so in the fu
ture the gentlemen cannot lay blame
entirely to the city water for their
attacks of indigestion or gout.
Mrs. Charles Davis was to read a
paper on noted Shakespeare Artists,
I and she chose for her subject, "El
len Terry." Her paper showed care
ful study and she gave it in a very
Mrs. Baker read a paper on
"What Woman's Clubs Have Ac
complished." Mrs. Baker’s paper
showed that she had made a care
ful investigation of her usbject, and
the many things that she showed thn
the Woman's Clubs have been instru
mental in bringing about in a login
latlve way was a surprise to many of
the ladies. The paper was except
ionally good. Mrs. T. L. Davies
favored the club with some instru
Mrs. S. E. Connely and Mrs. Mob
ty o' Atchison, Airs. Wherry, Mrs.
Hargrave and Mrs. T. L. Davies were
giests of the club.
Tee ladies were then invited to
tin- kit -in n to domestic science dem
onsliaron, and the good things pro
.an-d ir.ode a nr substantial and
tootlis-m *■ luncheon particularly the
moi- ni • made by Airs. Mobry of
Atchison The .ccipo for the pit
0" ".is to linve been an heirloom <n
the family for many years and cer
tainly was most delicious. The ladies
of course were all anxious to ob
tain the receipt and are very grate
ful to Mrs Alobrey for the same.
Tlio club adjourned to meet with
Mrs. Charles Wilson In two weeks at
which time there will be a very
strong T.ohengrie's" program.
President Taft Invited the Japanese
Ambassador to a Conference—
Stories Annoy the President.
Washington, Mar. 23.—President
Taft invited Baron Uchida, the Japa
nese ambassador, to a conference at
the White House.
The president's object in doing this
is to personally at rest the various
irresponsible stories that have been
published to the effect that the army
maneuvers in Texas and California
were in a vague way directed toward
President Taft has been greatly an
noyed by the persistent reports that
Japan had negotiated a secret agree
ment with Mexico for a coaling station
| on the Pacific coast and that the
| United States was menacing Mexico
as a protest.
Denials from the Japanese embassy
and from the ambassador himself as
, to the coaling station story, as well
as denials from the state department
here as to any connection of Japan
with the maneuvers, have failed to
stop the reports, which the president
1 regards as malicious.
FROM JAIL TO RUN FOR MAYOR
A Socialist Who Refused to Pay Poll
Tax is a Candidate at Grafton,
S' Louis, Mar, 23.—J. J. Keon, who
spent three months in jail in Grafton,
111., because ho refused to pay his
poll tax, is the Socialist candidate for
mayor of that place.
if elected Keon says he intends to
run tlie town on socialistic principles.
Mrs Keon will accompany her hus
band and aid him in his campaign
Keon is a workman in tho powder
and dynamite mills below Grafton.
ONE OF E. P, ROE’S BEST STOR
IES HAS BEEN DRAMATIZED
Manager Gehling Announces That It
Will Be Produced At the Geh
ling At An Early Date
Twenty years ago the reading of
tin.'els m the i n mv» rous manner of
today did not exist, and the st tries
read had to pass the censor of a
most critical public, and to no writ
er was the "ontre" extended to
siidi an extent as to K.P. Hoe, the
Presbyterian minister novelist. His
stories, while possessing uiiiisual
merit, were also clean and wholesome
nnd possessed morals that sank deep
into the reader’s mind, leaving one
a better man or woman for having
lead the book; for this reason Ills
writing were rend and are still read
"Barriers Burned Away," dealing
with the great Chicago fire lias been
read for one quarrter of a century by
over 3,000,000 people and It is safe
to say that over 1,500,000 copies of
the book have been sold.
George Middleton, who dramatized.
"The House of a Thousand Candles"
and "Rosalind at Red Gate" has made
an exeolleut dramatisation of this
story and it is easily proving the
success of the present season. Man
ager Gehling has arranged with the
Messrs. Gaskell-MacVltty and Car
penter for tbo production of tho
play at the Gehling Theater in the
near future and if local lnorest is
any criterion, capacity audience will
greet its engagement here.
The preliminary hearing of the
man who entered Clarence E. Smith’s
residence was held yesterday. Ho
was charged with daylight burglary
and was bound over to the district
court, which convenes next Thurs
Hobos—Plenty of Them
The usual number of hobos were
run in last, night and sent out of
town tills morning. The police of
ficers say we need a rock pile to
make them work, now when they
arc arrested and unable to pay their
fine they are sent to Jail to live off
tlie county for a number of days.
Meeting of City Federation
A call meeting of the City Feder
ation will be held at the < lub room,
Monday, March 27, All the mem
bers and officers of the various clubs
are requested to be present as
business of great importance is to
come before the meeting--Mrs. M.
Auburn Man Injured
Auburn, March 22—11. M. Brissey
was badly hurt yesterday evening
by being knocked down and tramp
led upon by a horse that he was try
ing to induce to stand and have
his foretop clipped. Mr. IJrissey is
suffering great pain and will be
In ill up fc>i som- time.
Kansas Clt:. M.n ... Cattle Common
suers. $5,104(6.60; heifers, $1,254*6.35;
Stockers and feeders. $4.75(u 6.00. Hogc —
Hulk of Bales. $6,705(6.85. Sheep—I,arn' s,
$5,754( 6.35; good to choice wethers, $1.24
4/4.75; ewes, $4,004( 4.60.
Chit ago, Mar. 23 Beef-Steers, $5.1"t#
ti75. cows and heifers, $2,604( 5.75; stock
.is and feeders, $1,004/5.75. Hogs —Bulk .
if sales. $6,756( 6.00. Sheep—$3,004(5 30;
St. Could, Mar. 23.—Beef—Steers, $6.00
4(6 75; stockers and feeders. $1,004(5.75;
cows and heifers. $4,604*5.80; Texas
steers. $4.354*5.GO. Hogs—Pigs and lights,
$0 004( 6.70. Sheep- Natives. $3.754*5.00;
Kansas City, Mar. 23.—Close Wheat
May. 85%c; July, 84%c; Sept., 84-So. Cora
—May, 4774c; July, 48c; Sept.. 4S74c.
Chicago, Mar. 23 -Close Wheat—May,
90'Ac; July, 8994c; Sept , 89 V-\ Corn
May. 4S%c; July. 50Vic; Sept.. 5l%c. Oats
—May, 31c; July, 3074c; Sept , 303,0.
St 1 wtuls, Mar. 23.—Cash \\ heat—Hull;
track No. 2 red, 896 93*4*-; No. 2 hard,
XT' '.199 Co n I SI. t« uk No. 2,
■S6>I«( 46V4e; No. 2 white, 4674 6/ 4774 C.
| Oats Steady; tra. k No. 2, :’$',»* No. 2
white 32Vjc. Rye—Firm; P3c, Close—
i Future- Wheat—Higher; May, 8974c;
i July, 87 Ac. Corn- Firm; May, 477*4#
I 47|4c; July, 48%Q $9 ■. Oats—ft U
May, 30c; July. 30*ic.
Kansas Cty, Mar. 23—Kggs, 14Vxc do*.
Poultry Hens. 13.; spring. 15*; tur
keys, 14Vic; butter, creamery, extra, 21o;
packing stock, 12Vic. Potatoes, Colorado,
i U» i* 75c.
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