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The Falls City Tribune.
Vol. VIII ^ FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JULY, 7, 1911 Number 35
THE PAST WEEK'S
SOME OF RICHARDSON COUN
TY'S OLD SETTLERS.
Grandma Anderson, as she was
familiarly called, died at her
home in Rulo, Saturday at three
o’clock p. m., July 1, 1911. Mrs.
Anderson had been a sufferer for
many mouths, hut was only con
fined to her bed for a few days
prior to her death, which result
ed from a general break-down,
which had been going on for a
number of years until the poor
tired heart ceased its troubled
beating. About six years ago
death claimed her oldest daugh
ter, leaving three little children,
which she helped to care for as
long ae life lasted. Within two
years the father of the children
also died, and from then on they
were almost Mrs. Anderson’s sole
care. Shortly afterwards her
husband who had been an invalid
for many months, passed away,
still leaving her a daughter who
had also been sick for a long
time and soon followed her fa
ther in death leaving five little
children vViose care the kind old
lady also took unto herself as
long as her hclath permitted.
Mighteen months ago her oldest
brother, Thomas Watts died at
her home after a long illness
through which she helped to
nurse him. As a whole, her last
days were fuii of sorrow, but
through it all she trusted in her
Savior’s love and died in the
faith of a bright hereafter.
She was ft kind neighbor and
friend, and will be sadly missed
not only in her home but in the
entire community. In life she
always welcomed one with a smil
and “I’m glad you came’’. The
funeral was held at the M. E.
church, and in spite of the tor
turing heat and stifling dust the
building was crowded with those
who had assembled to pay her
the last tribute. The services
were conducted by Rev. A. E.
Waehtel of Barnard, Nebr! and
the resident pastor. Rev. Pickett.
Beautiful flowers bloomed above
the silent sleeper, and they ten
derly laid her to rest by the side
of her loved ones. She leaves
four sons and numerous grand
children and other relatives who
have the sympathy of a host of
friends in this their sad hour of
CARL F. FISCHER
Carl Fredericck Fischer died
at his home in this city lliurs
day, June 29, 1911. Deceased
was born iu Prussia, Germany,
January 15, 1843, and at the
age of 39 came to this country,
coming si aright thorugli to Ri
In 1873 ho was united in mar
riage with \\ ilheuiina Schmuudt,
and to this union six childrt n
were born, four of whom died m
infancy. He is survived by his
widow, a son. Herman Fischer o1'
Dawson «and a daughter, ITulda
Peters of Council Grove, JCans.,
also four grand-children.
The funeral was held at the
family residence Sunday morning
at 10 o’clock and was conducted
by the Rev. S. DePresse of Ver
Many of his old friends from
surrounding towns were in at
tendance at the funeral. The
♦ ermon, and also the music were
rendered in English and German.;
the songs by Rev. DeFresse and
the two young ladies from Ye"
don, being very beautifully ren
Mr. Fischer had been a resi
dent of Falls City for three years
or so, and leaves in addition, to
the bereaved members of his fam
ily, a host of friends who mourn
his death and extend their sym
pathy to his sorrowing ones.
Mrs. II. M. Edgecomb died at
her home in Kulo, Monday, -July
3, 1911, after a sickness of years
duration. At this writing the
funeral arrangements have not
yet been made.
A Fight On Grasshoppers.
The ravages of grasshoppers in
western Kansas have become so
serious that the Atchison, Tope
ka & Santa Fe railroad has an
nounced that it will kill all grass
hoppers along its right-of-way,
and is urging farmers to help
in the work. In Scott, Finney,
Hamilton, Grant and Stevens
counties, the grasshoppers are do
ing great damage, especially to
the alfalfa. II. O. Marsh of the
government bureau of entomology
is conducting the extermination
work among the farmers and
helping the railroad.
A poison is being spread over
all the grass and other vegetation
[along its right-of-way. The poi
son preparation is one hundred
pounds of bran, four pounds of
Paris green or white arsenic,
three pounds of salt, and four
pounds of molasses with suffi
cient water to moisten the mix
The grasshoppers are said to
eat the preparation readily aud
it causes death in a few minutes.
The railroad company is scatter
ing the poison by the ton. and
many farmers are spreading it
also. One Scott county ranch
man lias bought three hundred
turkeys to war on the pests.
Governor Stubbs has been ask
ed to help the people of Winona,
in Logan county, to obtain Paris
green and fly poison. There is
no drug store in Winona, so a
gorcer has been selling these ar
ticles aud also wood alcohol. The
Kansas drug law prohibits any
except registered pharmacists
selling poisons and the grocers
were put out of business. The
people therefore have been un
able to protect themselves against
the pests. The governor has been
petitioned to get a ruling from
the state board of pharmacy to
permit the sale, of certain poisons.
Phone Girls To Play Ball.
The N. E. phone girls have
challenged the Falls City phone
girls for a game of baseball, the
game to be played here. The
Falls City girls have accepted. If
the Hiawatha girls beat Falls
City they will challenge the Hor
ton girls. The following is the
line-up for Hiawatha: Nora Ger
ber, lb; Lulu Gerber, c; Marie
Arnann, If; Marie Baldry, p;:
Mayme Beattie, ss; Bertha Tho
nen, cf; Ada Byeos, ob ; Rachel
Staley, 2b; Nora Culp, rf; Jess
j Berry, umpire. Airs. Chas. Cor-1
noli and Aliss AVright will act
! as substitutes. The first pract
| ice will be held Friday evening
i on the Academy campus in full
j uniform.—Hiawatha World.
The Falls City telephone girls
are good players and are simply
invincible in their uniforms.
A large crowd will, no doubt,
witness the game. We suggest
that the umpire wear a hair pro
A little son was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Jess Harshburger of
Humboldt, one day last week.
Subscribe for the Tribuu
Abou Ben Bunker, on July the third.
Awoke at night and thought a noise he heard;
And lo! within his morris chair there sate
A ghostly vision, writing on a slate.
‘ What's that?” inquired Ben Bunker, not much seared.
“Oh, just a list,” the ghost said, “I’ve prepared.
Of noble patriots, whose names may stand
A lasting honor to their native land."
“And am I in it?” Bunker said. “Wliat1. You?
Not much!” the vision jeered. Ben cried, “Skiddoo!
But docket me as one, you bloomin' .jay,
Who won't give children firearms, any way!”
The vision sneered, but he skiddooed all right,
And wasn’t seen again till the next night,
After the Fourth its deadly work had done,
With rocket, rifle, cracker, bomb and gun,
Weeping, the vision came to Abou Ben
And sat down in the morris chair again.
He showed his list—it was no time for jest -
And lo! Ben Bunker's name led all the rest!
—Carolyn Wells in Judge.
BASE BALL NOTES
Drum certainly killed the ball
at Auburn. Two home runs in
The team could be strengthen
ed in centerfield. A good many
games have been lost there.
Did you ever notice that the
man who loses his money loses
his patriotism and local pride at
the same time?
Every team will take a slump.
Our losing streak is nothing un
usual and doesn't scare the fan
who knows base ball.
Manager Jack is the most pop
ular manager in the league. We
are with him and the public has
every confidence in him.
Drum and Trainor are two of
the most valuable men on the
team. Both are always trying
and forever making good on this
Bobby McCabe continues to be
the idol of the fans. He is al
ways fighting to win and is the
one man on the team that never
quits until the last man is oijt.
In the other towns the home
team is the only team cheered.
In Falls City the home team is
the only team not cheered. A
little more local pride would ac
The most vocal of the oppen
ents of Sunday baseball are those
who never go to the games. If
you want to make Sunday ball
unnecessary go to a game now
and then. Help as well as knock.
Tappan’s showing this year is
a great disappointment. Last
year he was the class of the
league. His friends have been
hoping that he would get in his
stride again, but he fails to come
Finch has been pitching in
hard luck. The writer believes
Finch to be one of the best
pitchers in the league. Wait un
til the season is old and you will
find Eddie to be our winning
To keep the team going there
must be better attendance. For
Falls City to quit now would
make us the target for every
envious town in the neighborhood
Go down to the park occasion
ally, if not to watch the hall
game, at least go down and help
a little. The view of the valley
is worth your quarter in any
Have you noticed that we have
lost a good many games by a
failure to hit in the pinches?
This may be hard luck and it
may be because our batting or
der isn’t right. Manager Jack
has been laying awake nights
trying to solve the problem and
has shifted several times with
little results. How would this
do to start it,-McCabe to lead
off. He is a sure hitter and a
good waiter. He is fully as fast
after getting to first as Kteno
and uses a good deal better judge
ment ‘on bases. Forrester sec
ond. He is a good bunter and
has the best base ball head on
offense of any man on the team.
To put Jack in the bunting posi
tion will keep him from swing
ing at a high, fast ball. Train
or third, a consistent hitter and
the best pinch hitter on the
team. Drum in the clean-up po
sition. McNeil next, Tappen,
Steno, Vanderhill and pitcher.
This looks like the best combin
ation to the writer and might
bear a trial.
Horse Thieves At Rulo.
A horse and buggy were
stolen at Rulo on the afternoon
of the Fourth. The authorities
here were notified and after a
chase which lasted late in * the
night the thief was caught and
the rig recovered.
The horse and buggy belongs
to Jean Blodgett. The horse was
tied to a hitch rack at Rulo and
when Mr. Blodgett was ready to
go home, he discovered that souk;
one had taken the outfit.
Deputy Sheriff McFarland and
Chief of Police Aldrich were soon
at work. They visited Rulo and
soon were hot on the trail and
landed the thief, Russell Cow
hick ,a hoy of 19 years, at White
Cloud. The horse and buggy
were turned over to the owner
and Cowhiek brought to this city
and placed in the county jail.
Cowhiek will not talk much.
ITe says he was drunk, but he
knew enough to make a desperate
effort to get away. News.
Returned To Pen.
Weary and worn out from
beating his way from New York
state, where he had been since
breaking Ids parole over a year
ago, Ralph Neville, a convict at
the penitentiary sent here from
Douglas county following his
conviction for burglary, returned
to the folds ol' Warden Deluhun
ty's institution 'J'lnirsday, a peni
tent and weeping man. lie gave
liimsclf up to the warden and
begged to be put back in the
cell that he might serve out the
remainder of his sentence, which
amounts to one month.
Neville came the entire way
from New York to right llm
wrong he committed when he
broke trust with the officers by
escaping while paroled to l)r.
Williams of University Place.
Part of the way from the east
the convict walked and part of
the way he rode brake beams of
overland fliers. At other times
he was forced to be content with
freight trains, whose wayside
wanderings were slow and ted
ious. He arrived at the state
penitentiary dust-covered and be
grimed with oil.
Neville was sent here from
Douglass county to serve two
years for burglary. He was com
mitted in July, 1908, and escap
ed June 24, 1910. He relates that
lie went from here direct to Now
York, where he remained with
relatives until about a week ago
when he started hack for Ne
braska and the prison which
awaited him hero.
NEW HOTEL IS OPENED UP.
Is One of the Best and Nicest
Equipped Hotels in the City.
The new hotel built by Mr. A.
R. Goolsby this spring and late
ly completed was formally open
ed last Monday night.
Everybody in the city was inf
vited to attend and there were
approximately two hundred peo
ple present. Refreshments were
served, consisting of pun -h and
The lower floor of the hotel
is composed of a large and spa
cious office ,furnished with the
best and most comfortable furni
ture; an up-to-date barber shop;
a nicely equipped pool hall, hav
ing two pool tables and a billiar
table, under the charge of ('lias.
Walters, and two public bath
rooms. Tlie second and third
floors are arranged for sleeping
apartments and are furnished
with a view to tit* comfort of
Before the guests departed they
were invited to the second floor
balcony where they were served
with ice cream and cake.
Mr. Goolsby now has one of
the finest and most modern
equipped hotels in the city and
will be deserving of a good share
of the business.
Dry weather note from lieno
county: A brother-in-law of Rev.
W. C. Johnson writes: “It is so
dry in Hutchinson that they have
to run the street sprinklers in
pairs. Tlie first one moistens
the air, giving the second a chanc
to wet the ground.” -Hiawatha
Shot His Rival.
Finding liis wife talking with
another man in the rear of the
Cameraphone theater, Fourteenth
and Douglass streets, at 7:30
o’clock Thursday night, J. W.
Wheaton, (>23 South Twcuty
sixth street, Omaha, opened fire
on the man, Janu s Kellogg, shoot
ing him through the right shoul
der. Three shots were fired,
but only one took effect.
Mrs. Wheaton’s cries brought
Officer Barta to the alley and
Wheaton was arrested and hook
ed for shooting with intent to
The Wheatons had been separ
ated since more than two years
ago. Mrs. Wheaton is employed
as pianiste at the Cameraphone
DEFENDANTS REFUSE TO
PLEAD TO CHARGE OF
The defense iu the McNamara
dynamite conspiracy ease sprang
a surprise Thursday when John
J. McNamara, the accused Indi
ana labor leader, and his brother,
James lb, were called into Judge
Bordwcll's department of the su
Both men were summoned t#
plead to nineteen charges of mur
der, the result of the destruction
of the Times plant. In addition,
John J. McNamara was expected
to plead to the charge of con
spiracy to destroy the Llewellyn
Iron works. Instead he challeng
ed the jurisdiction of the court,
claiming that it had no right t*
exact a pica on either the nine
teen charges of murder or th<*
Llewellyn Iron works indictment
because lie was extrailicted front
Indianapolis not for murder, Wet
for alleged dynamiting.
A motion for the quashing o£
the indictments was made in tie
ease of James B. McNamara, whn
entered no plea whatever, hold
ing that the indictments against
him should not stand because
Eurl Rogers, who acted as a spe
cial district attorney to aid the
inquisitors during the investiga
tion, had previously been active
on behalf of the Times and the
Meruliunta’ and Manufacturers’
association during the search for
The prosecution met the move
of the defense with a motion to
disallow the plea to jurisdiction.
An argument ou the relevancy
of John McNamara’s action en
Governor Overcome By Heat
Although spending his holi
day at home in a quiet way, Gov
ernor Aldrich was temporarily
overcome by the heat ou July
4. Although he was rather sick
for a time, no physician was call
ed. The governor appeared at
his office late this morning, hut
after only a few minutes’ work
was compelled tx» return to the
executive mausion. Gov. Aldrich
was overcome with heat about
three years ago while working in
a hay field, and since then has
not been able to stand excessive
heat. A date at which the gov
ernor was to speak at the stock
men’s convention at Alliance had
to be broken this noon.
Town Wiped Out.
Fire wiped out the town of
Newcastle, Neb.. July 4. entailing
a heavy loss.
Newcastle is in Dixon county,
not far from the South Dakota
Fourth of July Fire.
It is reported here in a message
over the telephone that Prince
ton, Mo., is burning up, follow
ing a fourth of July celebration.
It is said the business section of
the town has been destroyed.
It is reported here from Tren
ton, twenty-five miles south of
Princeton, that half of the town
has already been destroyed and
that the fire is spreading into
the residence districts.
A special train carrying all the
available firemen and fire fight
ing aparatus has been sent from
Trenton to the burning town.
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