The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, May 19, 1911, Image 3

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    ' PICK BIRD GUARDS.
BRAVE BAND OF WARDENS
WILL WATCH POACHERS
Water Birds And Heron Need
Help—Breeding Grounds
Beset.
New York, May 15.—To guard
the lives and homes of millions
of water birds about the whole
continent, a force of men of some
sixty wardens is to-day being
organized at tlio headquarters of
Ihe National Association of Au
dubon Societies in this city. Over
the wild areas of many of the
fifty-two Naitonal bird reserva
tions that stretch along the Pa
cific and Atlantic coasts, the
Gulf of Mexico and the big in
land lakes these men are soon to
take up their lonely patrol to
protect and earc- for their fea
thered charges. Recent, reports
from these reserves, and other
bird colonies that the Audubon
workers have secured to ward
off the threatened extinction of
various species of water birds,
show that this year special vigil
ance will he required to defend
the flocks that nest there from
wholesale destruction at the
hands of professional poachers.
Far into the cypress swamps of
Florida, Louisiana and the Caro
linas, where a few colonies of
white heron still survive tlie
slaughter for the millinery mar
ket that has already driven them
from the upper regions of this
country, it is planned this year
to send an auxiliary force <>f
wardens. Although state laws
forbid the killing of these most
beautiful birds, word lias just
been received at Audubon head
quarters that organized gangs
are seeking them out at their
breeding grounds and butchering
hundreds of mother birds for
their aigrette plumes while the
young are left to starve. Special
funds are to-day being raised to
provide additional wardens to
stand guard over these remaining
heron colonies.
While the Audubon wardens
may be called upon to cover one
new National reservation at Clear
Lake in northern California, spe
cial arrangements are being made
lor guarding .Bird Island on
Orange Lak^, Florida, which has
just been purchased as a bird
sanctuary by the Mary Dutcher
Memorial Fund. A great colony
of ibis and herons is known to
be nesting on this island refuge,
where it is reported that hun
dreds of white herons have here
tofore been butchered by poach
ers to secure the “aigrettes” for
the millinery market. Though
two wardens in Florida have al
ready been shot to death, a vol
unteer has just offered his ser
vices for this post of danger.
Personal bravery and a
knowledge of the habits of the
birds are the requisites in our
selection of our wardens,” said
T. Gilbert Pearson, Secretary of
the National Association of Au
dubon Societies at its headquar
ters. 1974 Broadway, to-day.
‘‘This year there will fall upon
the shoulders of these men the
greatest burden that has ever
been imposed on account of the
high prices prevailing in the
feather market. We hope to he
able to protect the mother heron
as well as other Avater birds,
though Ave are obliged to raise
special funds for this purpose.”
FAIRBURY JOINS WET
COLUMN
Votes Saloons in Again by 169
Majority.
Fairbury, Neb., May 16.— At
a special election held today to
decide the proposition of saloon
license or no license, the Avets
were victorious by a majority of
169 votes. Nearly every vote
was polled but both sides Avere
very quiet all day. A total of
1,077) A’otes was cast. This city
Avas. dry last year for the first
time in fourteen years, but it
was generally conceded that the
sentiment of the toAvn aa as high
license and the large majority re
ceived by the Avets at the polls
today Avas no surprise,
AFFAIRS AT
WASHINGTON
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
TRIBUNE
Current News And Events of Im
portance In Which Ne
braska Figures
Considerable surprise lias been
shown in the Republican vote
given in favoi of the Democratic
free list bill upon its final pas
sage in the House. The follow
ing Republican Members voted
with the Democrats: Represen
tatives Anderson, Davis, Lind
bergh, Miller. Steenerson and
Volstead, of Minnesota; Kopp,
Lenroot, Morse, and Nelson, of
Wisconsin; Anthony, Jackson,
Madison, and Murdock, of Kan
sas; Hubbard, of Iowa; Kent, o
California; La Follette and War
burton of Washington; Ilelge
son, of North Dakota; Ilanna, of
North Dakota, and Lafferty of
Oregon; Norris of Nebraska; Ro
berts of Nevada; Morgan of Ok
lahoma. A number of these Re
publicans, notably Messrs Len
root and Norris made vigorous
efforts to amend the bill so that
free admission of merchandise
could apply only to imports from
countries that in turn admit
American products free. This
attempt was followed by efforts
to incorporate the provisions of
the bill to force foreign nations
to cease their discriminations
against American infeats, live cat
tle, and flour, and to include
provisions aimed at countries
that impose restrictions on the
export of potash and pulp wood.
The explanation given by Repub
lican Members for llieir votes
were varied. Some of the gentle
men asserted that they stood b y
their convictions, while others
realizing that the free list bill
would never become a law, simp
ly voted for the measure in the
belief that their position would
lessen the credit of the Democrats
in the eyes o' the peopel of the
country.
Every few days sensational re
ports go out from Washington to
the iffect that the United States
is preparing to take a hand in
the affairs of Mexico, but these
repoits have little foundation as
the Administration and Congress
have absolutely no edsirc to be
come involved in the offairs of
our sister republic, and the ne
cessity wil lneed to be exceeding
ly pressing if our troops arc
ever moved across the border.
President Taft lias emphasized
his position in this respect in
such a manner that people at the
C.’pitol entertain no doubt as ot
the policy he is endeavoring to
carry out.
During 1 lie discussion of the
free list bill in the House, the
debate continued from 11 o’clock
each morning until late each af
ternoon. A noticeable feature of
the consideration of this measure
was the lack of attendance upon
the part of Members at the ses
sions, and while speeches were
constantly going on. most of the
Members did not feel it neces
sary to remain in their seats and
listen to the dry discussion of
the proposed changes in the
tariff. While the records show
that the House worked hard, as
a matter of fact, the period taken
up by the measure happened to
fall during delightful spring
weather which afforded an op
portunity to Members for short
vacations. The baseball games,
aeroplane show and horse show
enjoyed representative patronage.
A Jersey cow is a docile-look
ing creature, but she frequently
has a mean disposition. Nor is
the human desperado always
equiped with size and fierce
whi i kers.
As long as a man is well, he
is reasonably confident that he
can whip a microbe; you can’t
scare him away from kisses or
Swiss cheese with the germ the
ory.
GOING TO HELP BOOST GOOD
ROADS MOVEMENT
Omaha, May 16.- As an advo
cate of good roads, the Commer
cial club of Omaha is right there,
at least it will be this week when
it takes part in the good roads
convention to be hold in llold
regc today. Three delegates have
been named, who have agreed to
attend as the club’s representa
tives, Those are F. L. Haller,
>T. Sunderland and S. A. Searle.
Mr. Searle left Saturday and
took with him a plentiful supply
of Commercial club literature as
it pertains to the boosting of Ne
braska.
BOY KILLED BY FALL FROM
A TREE
Hooper, Net., May 15. -Marvin
Pape, son of II. A. Pape of the
firm of Harris & Pape, was killed
yesterday, lie went out with A.
II. Harms ami family for an out
ing and while Mr. Harms was
fishing Marvin and Gus Harms
went into the timber to gather
bird's eggs which they intended
to mount as a collection for an
exhibit. While up in a tree
about twenty feet high a limb
broke and Pape fell to the
ground. Before lie could .be
placed in the buggy lie died.
Pape’s injuries that proved fa
tal were internal. He had just
celebrated bis sixteenth birthday
anniversary the day before his
death. He was a very ambitious
and studious boy in all bis school
woak and was held in high es
teem by all bis schoolmates
teacher and the public.
FARMER ACCIDENTLY SHOT
John Weers of Auburn Drops
Gun and Both Charges Strike
Him in the Back.
Auburn, Neb., May 15.—- John
Weers, a young German farmer
residing twelve miles southwest
of here, accidently shot and kill
ed himself Saturday afternoon.
The sprinkle of rain caused rats
in the corn crib to flock out lo
get water. Mr. Weers got bis
shotgun and started to the crib
with a view of shooting rats.
The gate between the house yard
and the barn yard bad a common
contrivance, consisting-of a wire
cable extending from the gate to
a post set for that purpose, and
on the cable was bung an iron
weight which caused the gate to
close and bold it closed. It is
supposed that the gate swung to
and struck the gun and knocked
it out of bis hands. As the gun
fell it struck in such a way as
to discharge both barrels, Hie
loads of shot struck him in Hie
small of the back, killing him in
stantly. Mr. Weers was about
38 years old and leaves a widow
and several children. lie was
born and reared within a mile
of where lie was killed and was
highly respected, lie was pros
perous and well to do.
OBSERVE MOTHERS’ DAY.
Stella, Neb., May 15. Mothers
day was observed at the Baptist
church yesterday morning. The
exercises were in charge of the
Sunday school, consisting of
songs, duets and special music b.v
some of the older members, fol
lowing by an address by the pas
tor. Tn the evening Rev. M.
Tyler of Peru delivered the bac
calaureate sermon in the Baptist
church, his text, was “Christiani
ty and Life.’’ Music was fur
nished by a special chorus from
the different churches. Every
available seat in the house was
occupied and many were unable
to gain admission.
THREE BOYS ARE DROWNED
Onawa, la., May 14.—A triple
drowning took place in Blue lake
here this afternoon when a boat
in which six boys were riding
was struck by a huge white cap,
sinking it.
The dead:
Tommy Bristow, of Turine.
Lloyd Huff, of Whiting.
Mack Boyle, of Whiting,
The drowning occurred on the
West side of the lake within twen
ty-five feet of the shore in wa
ter of a depth of only seven
feet. Not being able to swim
the boys were unable to keep
above water and drowned in sight
of shore. The other three boys
were saved by companions in
another boat.
All of the boys were about fif
teen years of age.
LIGHTNING CAUSES FIRE.
Geneva, Neb., May 15. During
a thunder shower Saturday even
ing lightning struck a barn on
Lee Huston's farm west of town.
One horse and a colt with feed
and harness were burned with
the building.
FREMONT MAN IS KILLED BY
TRAIN IN DES MOINES
Des Moines, la., May 15 1. W.
Fields, 70 years of age, of Froc
inont, Neb., was struck by a St.
Paul and Des Moines passenger
train at the East Walker street
crossing at noon today, lie died
of bis injuries shortly after. Ifis
back and leg was broken.
Fields was a fruit tree agent.
He roomed at 1429 East Grand
avenue. lie was identified by a
card bearing the address of T. II.
Blood good of this city.
Trainmen say Fields paid no
attention to the whistle. He is
thought, to have been deaf. He
was placed in a baggage ear and
brought to the city.
FAILED TO KILL HIMSELF.
Edward Fish Slashed Throat
With Razor.
Loup City, Neb., May 14. —
Edward Fish of Ross, Nob., at
tempted to commit suicide here
about noon today. He went into
the city restaurant and slashed
the right side of his neck with a
razor. After bleeding freely he
got up and walked to the front
of Hu1 restaurant where he was
Hkmd and taken to a doctor’s of
fice. The wound was dressed
and he will recover. He is con
sidered mentally unbalanced and
is now held in jail. He had been
working near here for farmers
and claims to have a brother at
Campbell, Neb.
VALUE OF WEALTH ON
NATION’S FARMS
|
Department of Agriculture Gives
Out Estimate of Production
in Last Year.
Washington, May 1-4.—The val
ue of wealth produced on farms
of the United States was $8,926,
000,000 in 1910, as estimated by
the Department of Agriculture
in a statement just issued. This
is an increase of $104,000,000 over
1909.
Texas, with its 10,000,000 acres
of cotton, wrested from Illinois
the honor of being the first
state in the union in value of
principal farm crops, which was
$304,110,00 0.
WYMORE AGAIN WET TOWN
Judge Pemberton Upholds De
cision of City Council in Sa
loon Cases.
Beatrice, Neb., May 15.—After
a trial lasting three days District
Judge Pemberton upheld the de
cision of the city council of
Wymore in granting saloon licen
ses to Jatne Walsh, Dan O’Don
nell and Lavalle & Caulder. He
refused a license to James Pisar
on the ground that he had kept
his saloon open after 8 o’clock
and that at one particular ti me
beer was drunk therein by a dif
ferent person than the proprietor.
The eases may be appealed to
the supreme court.
Some of the saloon men opened
their places of business yesterday
after being closed for a few
weeks, and Wymore is again a
wet town.
Boys are not as much afraid of
teachers ns they were in days
gone by, and there is a suspicion
that men are not as easily seared
by preachers.
C—WB—I1 !■! I . u,
I
Local Happenings
From Wednesday's Dally.
.lot* O’Grady of Dawson is in
town this morning on business.
Ernest Gonyer is out of quar
entiue for small pox.
Father McDonald of Hastings
and Father Carer of David City
were the guests of Father Huff
man for a few days this week.
Mrs. J. Findley of Stella was
shopping here yesterday.
George Duck called on the mer
chants here yesterday.
Mr. C. It. Chandler of lliawa
tha was in the city on business
Tuesday.
Samuel Liehty is appointed ad
ministrator of the Samuel Edgar
estate.
Mrs. S. L'.chty and daughter
will leave for Lincoln tomorrow
to visit relatives.
Aron Louck’s little daughter
Ha has a light case of scarlet
fever.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W'lier
ler of Barada were shop|)ing in
this city yesterday.
Dr. Bureliard and (1. 11. Fall
stead drove to Stella this morn
ing.
John Constantine and son came
in yesterday from Barada with
two loads of hogs.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zimmer
man of Fargo were shopping
here yesterday.
Mrs. l’at Burke and daughter
Grace are down from Dawson
shopping this morning.
Mrs. Withec and little son who
have heen the guests of Mrs. Mul
ligan for the past few days have
returned to their home in Stella.
Mrs. Will Cunningham, Mrs.
Steve Cunningham, Mrs. Dr. Hen
derson and Miss Alice Cunning
ham were F alls City visitors yes
terday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stuart of
Reserve were here shopping yes
terday.
John Doc who caused the dis
turbance at Cal’s cafe yesterday,
was unable to pay bis fine, and
was a given a week’s free board
at McFarland’s hotel.
C. T* Lippold has purchased
the, T. I. La Forge store on 9th
and Morton streets. Mr. Lippold
is now running a blacksmith
shop on 14th and Stone streets,
which he intends to sell and
give his time to the mercantile
business.
Dr. O. C. Reynolds of Lincoln,
father of Nat hen Reynolds of
this city, died very suddenly
yesterday noon. Nathen Rey
nolds was called immediately and
is in Lincoln now. The arrange
ments for the funeral have not
all been made yet.
The country around Falls City
is surely looking prosperous this
spring. No matter which way
you go from town if you drive
through the country you are
bound to be impressed with the
fact that the prospects for a good
crop both of fruit and grain are
unusually fine.
I nurscJay tlie Mink ljeague
will begin business, and with the
many semi-professional teams be
ing organized, this ought to be
a great year for the national
game in Nebraska. Anyhow,
there can be nothing but good
come from an increased enthusi
asm over such a sport as the
game of baseball furnishes.
HUMBOLDT
The Junior reception for the
Seniors was held at the home ol
C. M. Linn and wife Thursday.
The decorations were in class
colors nicely arranged. A good
programme was rendered after
which the company departed to
the parlors of the M. E. church
where they partook of a banquet.
Mesdames V. II. and Arthur
Cooper of Beaver City visited
the Cooper families in this city
the latter part of the week.
Mildred Jones of Table Rock
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Veits this week.
Rose Ilnizda in company with
friends from Table Rock visited
at Virginia, Neb. Sunday.
E. A. Litchfield and wife and
J. B. Davis and wife returned to
this city Friday after spending a
few days in Lincoln, attending
the grand lodge of the Knights
of Pythias. At this meeting Dr.
Litchfield was chosen vice-grand
chancellor.
John Klossner visited friends
in Ord the last of the week.
Mrs. J. C. Segrist left Tuesday
for Illinois where she will nt
tend the golden wedding of her
friends. Her daughters, Mes
dames Irvin Shirley, Ambrose
Beurstetta and 10. <Colhappy
left Thursday to In- present on
the same occasion.
Ooo. Newton and Helen Smith
, were married in Pawnee City
May 10th After spending a, few
days in Lincoln they re turned
to this city Sunday, and will
scum he.at home to their friends
in the new residence built by
Mr. Newton, on Fourth St.
On Sunday evening Kev. K. .1.
Cardy, pastel of the Presbyterian
church preached the baeealaureftl
sermon to the class of 1911.
Lute Kotom , a prominent busi
ness man of this city, and Miss
EmmaNovalc, a former Humboldt
girl we re married in Denver
last, week.
Mrs. L It. Mann was on the
sick list tbi> last of the week.
! II. P. Marble left this week
for Arizona where he has a
government appointment.
Humboldt, lias decided to cele
brate the Fourth of July.
Frank Ketone, was a business
visitor to Omaha the last of the
week.
Sheriff Fenton was up from
Falls City Wednesday.'
J. Kavanda and wife of Table
Rock were tin' guests of James
Ilnizda the first of (lie week.
David Tortellott of Lincoln was
a visitor at the home of Frank
Butterfield Sunday.
The Linger Longer club met
with Mrs. C. K. Cooper Wednes
day.
II. L. Iluekett left Tuesdpy for
St. Joe where lie will continue
medical treatment in that city. A
former surgical operation haven
proven unsuccessful.
Harold Davis came up from
Falls City to remain over Sun
day.
Ira Roberts and wife are now
located in Tecumseh. Mr. Rob
erts having accepted a position
in a bakery in that city.
Workmen are this week tear
ing down the Christian church
building, preparatory to the erec
tion of a mor modern structure.
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