The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, July 21, 1905, Image 1

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Vol. 11 FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , JULY 21 , 1905. Whole No. 81
Society News.
Miss Clam and Elta Boose will
entertain the Presbyterian Ken
sington this evening- .
Mrs. 13. I. Rcavis entertained
the married ladies kensington
and their husbands yesterday
evening. _
Misses Kate and Bess Heacock
and Sara Hutchins are in Hum-
bold t to attend a house party at
the home of O. . A. Cooper.
" ' "
Mrs. Ed Fisher entertained a
number of her friends at a ken
sington on Wednesday afternoon.
The event was of a very pleasant
sodial nature. '
Ed Fisher and wife entertained
L. C. Mauger and wife , Rev. W.
T. Cline and wife and H. P. Cus-
ter and wife at a six o'clock din
ner Tuesday evening.
Florence Wylit was hostess at
the regular meeting of the II. S.
M. club on Saturday evening. A
fine program was rendered and
the members were very pleasant
ly entertained.
The Methodist ladies kensington -
ton spent Tuesday afternoon at
Dr. Fast's grove north of town.
In the evening they served their
husbands and gentlemen friends
to a first class picnic supper
On Tuesday evening about
twenty-five of the young people
of the Presbyterian church plan
ned and executed a pleasant sur
prise on W. Hill Griflin and Miss
Mabel Moore of Kansas City who
are guests at the home of Rev.
Griffin. The plans were well car
ried out and resulted in a general
good time for all who were there.
Wednesday being Mrs. Mar
gery Grants sixt3'-seventh birth
day , her children and grand child
ren planned and carried out a
most pleasant surprise for her.
They brought their dinner with
them and all enjoyed themselves.
Mrs. Grant was the recipient of
a number of very useful presents.
On Friday afternoon at the
home of John Wilson in this city
was a very pleasant lawn party
in honor of Miss Bessies eleventh
birthday. About thirty-two little
folks were present and enjo3ed
the afternoon. Man } ' pretty gifts
were presented Bessie by her lit
tle friends. A nice lunch was
served. _
The members of the Epworth
League of the M. E. church com
pletely surprised Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Fisher at their home Monday
evening. The evening was most
pleasantly spent. They present
ed them with a large water
painting. The picture is a beauty
and * vas painted by Mrs. Mason ,
Lillith A. Mead and Glen M.
Campbell were married on Tues
day at Council Bluffs , Iowa am
will be at home after July 25 tc
their friends at 2734 Caldwell St. ,
Omaha. The bride was raised
at Salem in this county and has
many friends here to wish sh <
and her husband much prosperi
ty and happiness.
At the residence of S. B. Hoff
nell in Falls City , Neb. , July 10
1905. Henry W. Walker and hii
wife Mrs. Martha Walker cele
brated their golden weddidg. Tin
aged couple are among Richard
son county's honored and respect
cd citizens.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker wer
united in marriage in Johnsoi
county , Ky. , near Prestensburg
July 19 , 1855 where they residei
for a few years. 39 years agi
they came west and located ii
Northwest Kansas and later t
this county where they have re
I sided for nearly thirty years.
The following children am
rl grandchildren were present , Mrs
S. B. Hoffnell , husband an
daughters , Mrs. J. H. Nunns and
two daughters , William Walker ,
and J. D. Walker , Hannibal , Mo. ,
A. A. Walker and family. Salem ,
and J. P. Walker , Hoisington ,
Kansas. Following were the
guests : Mrs. Owens , Harrison-
villc , Mo. , D. H. Hoffnell and
wife of Rule , Nat Auxier , wife
and daughter , Sam Auxier and
wife , John P. Walker and sons
of VerdonJos Pritchard and wife
C. N. Pritchard and wife , Mrs.
Gardner and son Harry , Rev. and
Mrs. W. T. Cline , and Mrs.Went-
worth of this city , W. L. Tur-
man of Denver , and Lydia Mar-
stellar of Salem.
At the noon hour the .guests
were gathered about the tables
spread with good things when
Rev. Cline in a short address
presented Mr. and Walker $84
and a gold berry spoon the gift
of children and friends. All en
joyed a delightful day. Mr.
Turman and wife favoring the
quests with several appropriate
elections. All united in wishing
Mr. Walker and wife many hap-
y years to come.
On Wednesday eveningin hon-
r of three young ladies who are
isiting her , Nelle Cain enter-
aincd about thirty-five of our
oung people. The evening was
nest pleasantly spent in games
ind music. Elegant refresh
ments were served.
Maud Graham entertained at a
Kensington on last Friday after-
10011 in honor of Miss Wetherald
f Hebron , and Mrs. W. A.
Stuart of Okmulgee , I. T. A
pecial feature of the occasion
, vas the musical numbers , piano
elections being rendered by
Misses Graham and Schoenheit
ind vocal selections by Miss Roth-
cnberger of Leavenworth. Dainty
efreshments were served and the
ifternoon was very pleasantly
pent b } ' a large number of guests.
What the Moon Saw.
One of the summer maids who
s visiting one of our society
girls was sitting in Henry
mith's park with a loqal ) "outh
Sunday night. The girl was
singing , in a low , rich contralto ,
'draw me nearer , " and the man
n the moon knows the youth
was obedient. ( This is no joke. )
Falls City Humane Society.
Falls City has organized a
ocal humane society with the
'ollowing officers : H. C. Davis ,
president ; Rev. E. E. Haskins ,
ice president ; Mrs. Ida Ran
som , secretary-treasurer. C ,
Herehey was elected humane
officer. Suitable by-laws were
adopted and the membership fee
placed at fifty cents per annum
No doubt much good work will
be accomplished.
Destroyed the Fish.
On Tuesday when Geo. Abboti
made a visit to Crystal lake , tlu
artificial body of water on his
place northwest of the city , IK
found the banks strewn witl
dead fish , including hundreds o :
the fine large catfish and crop
pies with which the lake luu
been stocked. All indication !
point to the fact that the lak <
had been visited during the nigh
by a party or parties unknowi
and that dynamite or other mean :
had been used to destroy the fish
Mr. Abbott is justly incensed a
the outrage and offers a rcwan
of S25 for the arrest and convic
tion of the offenders. A stric
watch will be kept in the futun
and it will be a sorry day for tin
vandal , should he be caught ii
the act of again attempting t <
molest the fish in Crystal lake.
Henry Patterson was dowi
from Humboldt township on busi
ness Wednesday.
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Tim above pietm-e U n dru > vliii.r in ide from KM niil phnto.MMpli tn the po-isesslon of Anderson Miller that win tiil { >
en on re.-t in the MIIIIIII ! i f ISlNI. To * ' IVihmi' ; attempted to secure u cut of tlio photograph , but , It hud so
tided with veni > that itvn impii-sllne " - ( | the above dr.iwlng WIIB tniiila as U hero reproduced.
The hotel building on th left o * the picture U the old Mlnnluk hotel , which was situated whore the Uluhiinlfron
county Imnk hulldlng now s-tumN , mid wan for many years the political and social center of the little village. No old
resident of Falls Oity can s ioak of thu ' 'good old times" without repeated reference to the old hotel. In and about
this old dnlldlng clusters many memories precious' ' to those who knew it In thu days of Its popularity. It win the homo
of courtships and the scene of marriage celebrations. Within Its walls thu tables of the law hiivo been broken as tnur-
ler wa at one lime oo.nmltted there. The building next to It was the old Joe Hurlmnk store whoso chief clerk wr.B
George E Dorringtonliow of Yuma. Arizona.
The lirst building on tin- opposite side of the street was thu newspaper otllco of the old "Ilroudnxc" which led n
somewhat precarious life and was edited at dillerent times by Ned Hiirbunk , Judge Dundy and others of the then prom-
nent citizens. This old building was bltiuicd ahout where the G. 13. Hull shoe store now stands. The uuxt Is the llt >
tie brick law ofllee of Judv'o Elmer ri D-indy , afterwards U. S. district judge for the d'btrlot of Nebraska. This WIIB
the only brick building In the city and was the pride of all the hardy pioneers who called Palls Ulty their homo. The
icxt building , the chimnev of which can bo jo n thro.igh the trees , was the home of David Dorrlngton. familiarly
tnown as Squire Dorrlngton. This homoMead win situated where the buildings now occupied by D. W. Sow lea , Glias.
ilurgrave and I' S Heacoeif now bland. The building adjoining the Dorrlngton home-item ! was the law ollloo of
Ipham Rciivie , this building win eon-truuteil jointly by Mr. Ueavi * and Agnellis poliociihulltinu win considered very
iretentlous in tliose days. This Imildlnir occupied the ke now occupied by V. 0. Lvfords fctore. The old "white
saloon'- comes next and immediotely bu.vond tliat i the residence of Deb Cain. The building furthest down the street
win-the iwlntlHl re-Idi'iitre of Dr. Ilunnti which stood on the present site of Samuel Wnh'l atore. This residence was
the iliies-t in thu state and was always pointed out to the occasional visitor in a blu'tit of great Interest. The bulldini :
remained on it ? original location until Gee A A'bbott disposed of it to Mr. With ! , when It was removed to the south
cud of town Wehavefnundnooiiewnorememberstne taking of the very Interesting picture owned by Mr. Miller
and from which the above drawing wa * made There are several figures about the old hotel , but time tuts 80 faded
; he photograph that Identification is impoaibo ! The f ices are as dim a > Is ihu memory of man ) of thoio who mii'lu
Fallb City their home in 181)0. rieme who lived here at that time are still with us , but the vintl.y gre.itcr portion have
traveled other roads , some to the eatt , borne to the west nnc' many , very many to the country "from whoso bourn no
traveler returns. '
If this paper should reach the eyes of anyone who remember that taking of the picture , we would greatly ap
preciate Information concerning it. Palls City in 18ii ( ( bears little resemblance to the present city. It : s hard for the
jeneratlon now reaching middle life to appreciate the fact that the town ever looked like the above picture. Not a
sidewalk in town , no street save where the wagon wheels had cut into the bulTalo grass. No luxuries , very few com
forts was the lot of those who made the pre.-ent beautiful city posblc ! , and yet , withal , to hear the talcs of forty ycar.-
ago , one wojld imagine that It was a pretty coed old plaeo to live , that life contained about Its usual proportion of joy
u nil sadni'b ? , and that ilioiu who then livi.-d here hud hopes of greater tningb to come with thu passing year , ' even in
you and I. "
Miss Grace Belpere , of Rnlo ,
and Max Guesser , of Nebraska
City , were united in marriage
Wednesday at high noon at the
home of the bride's parents , C.
L. Belpere and wife.
At the appointed hour the
happy couple inarched into the
parlor to the strains of the
wedding marcl ) played by Vesta
Vanvalkenberg , a n d stood
under an arch of ferns and car
nations , that had been deco
rated for the occasion , and the
ceremony performed by Rev.
Kincaid of the soulli M. E.
church. The bride wore white
silk and carried a beautiful
bouquet of while roses. The
groom wore the conventional
black. After the ceremony all
partook of a sutnputous wedding
dinner. The presents were
numerous and beautiful. The
young couple will make Rule
their future home. Their many
friends wish for them a happy
Jobn Joseph Injured.
John Joseph is nursing a very
sore finger which he is carrying
as the result of a peculiar acci
dent. He was attempting to
lower an awning when his finger
was caught in the joint of one ol
the rods. A heavy gold ring
which he was wearing was
crushed and the sharp edges
thereof badly lacerated the flesh
of the finger. It was found nec
essary to have a jeweler remove
the ring before a surgeon could
dress the injury. The wound
has proven very painful but ulti
mate recovery is certain.
Storm at Rulo.
One of the worst rain and
wind storms of the season vis
ited Rule Wednesday afternoon
at 2-10. The rain fell in torrents -
rents and the wind was almost
a hurricane. Great damage is
done to the corn and apple
Barada Liquor Cases Again.
Judge Wilhite's time was
again taken with the Barada
liquor cases yesterday. The
case of Arthur Nixon was dis
missed tor the lack of material
evidence. Jim Smith was bound
over in the sum of § 250 , which
bond he gave. Barada as a
prohibition town is not a howl
ing success.
A Severe Storm.
On last Thursday evening the
whole of Richardson county was
visited by a severe electrical
storm and considerable damage
has been reportedt The storm
seems to have reached its worst
in the vicinity of Shubert , and
in that neighborhood several
wheat stacks were burned and
in the town lightning struck a
church and a livery barn. W.
B. Boyd , the Salem liveryman ,
had sent two teams to Shubert
that day and three of his best
horses were killed when the bolt
struck the barn. Jim Mettz , of
this city , had several head of
horses in the barn at the time ,
although none of them were
Mary Sincl ; ir and Mrs. Will
Williams of Preston were in town
Mabel Clark arrived from Chicago
cage this week for a visit with
Mrs. Tom McKiever and family.
James McKiever was in Hia
watha Wednesday visiting friend >
and attended a base ball game
and a band concert.
W. E. Kentner came up frotr
loffeeville , Kansas Wednesday
and will spend a few weeks witl
parents in this city.
Fred and George Clcvelam
walked down to the muddy Wed
nesday after the storm and in ;
few hours * returned with fifteer
pounds of fine fish.
Mrs. John Wertof Nashville
Michigan , relative of Mrs. W. S
Korner is visiting in this city
Mrs. Wcrt/ was accompanied Ir
her son an his wife.
Mrs. Chas Sherman of Kanka-
kee , 111. , and Mrs D. C. McLeo <
of Council Bluffs spent a part o
last week in this city with thei
sister , Mrs. II. C. Davis. Tin
three sisters left Saturday fo
Hamburg Iowa where they spen
a few days with relatives.
Harry Cain , Curl Sedlameyer
Guy Crook and Fred Cleveland , j
returned Wednesday from th
the Missouri Lakes. Fred an <
Guy have been there more thai
a week and returned with twent.
five pound of fine black bass
They report more than apleasan
Judge Babcock Dying.
Word reached here Thursday
hat Judge A. II. Babcock , of
3eatrice , was in a dying cotuli-
ion. Judge Babcock was taken
11 at Auburn during the June
erm of court and was compelled
o adjourn the court and return
o his home He has gradually
'rown worse until his heart is
iltected and his demise is a
question of a few hours. The
lany friends will learn of his
omlilion with great sorrow ,
le was a just judge and a chris-
ian gentleman.
A Trio of Accidents.
On last Sunday Mrs. G. W.
nskeep had the misfortune to
'all down an open cellar-way
ind the result was a number of
ery severe and painful bruises.
The infant son of Henry Fclir ,
i fanner living near this cily ,
ell from a high porch last Sat
urday and sustained a broken
inn. Surgical aid was sum-
noned and the fracture reduced.
The little fellow is doing as
yell as could be expected.
While engaged in her house-
vork last Saturday morning
Mrs. Win. Boose had the mis-
ortune to get a quantity of con
centrated lye in her eyes. The
njtiry resulted in considerable
lain , but the ill effects are not
expected to prove permanent.
Miss Eulea Friend died at her
lotne in Lawrence , Neb. , last
Saturday the cause of her death
jeingconsumption. Miss Friend
will be remembered by many as
a teacher at Ursuline convent in
this city. About two years ago
she went to mother house at York
where she took the veil and was
yet serving her novitiate when
> he was summoned to higher
lutics in the house of eternal
ife. During her residence here
ihe impressed all who kncwhcr , by
lier piety and Christian character
ind the tidings of her death will
bring to many , the most sincere
Albyn Frank , a son of M. A.
Prank of this city , died in
Omaha last Sunday , his demise
[ laving been caused by chronic
stomach trouble. The deceased
was well known to most Falls
ity people , having1 been raised
liere and having made frequent
trips to this city to visit his
father. The funeral was held
in Omaha on Wednesday and
Mrs. Frank and son , Tom , went
to Omaha to attend the ser
vices. Mr. Frank wns at one
time deputy clerk of the federal
court under Judge Dundy and
had occupied other positions of
similar responsibility.
Grandma Mcllhorn , as she
was known to her friendspassed
peacefully away at the home ot
her daughter , Mrs. George A.
Schock , Thursday , July 18 , 1905 ,
aged 70 years , 8 months and 14
She is survived by four chil
dren and they were all present
at the funeral , Martin , coming
from his home in Denver , Colo. ,
Charles Madaies fromFairview ,
Kan. , mid Mrs George Schock
and Mrs. Kate Schock residing
here. There are four living
grandchildren , Mattie , Jennie
and Fred Schock and William
Grandma Mellhorn was a
member of the Brethern church
and the pastor , Rev. E. E. Has
kins conducted the funeral ser
vices at the home of George
Schock on Saturday and inter
ment was made in Steele Gem-