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FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
CONSOLIDATED WITH THE HUMBOLDT ENTERPRISE , JUNE 23 , 1905.
Vol. II FALLS CITV , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , JULY 21 , 1905. Whole No. 81
Miss Clara and Elta Boose will
entertain the Presbyterian Ken
sington this evening.
Mrs. B. I. Rcavis entertained
the married ladies kensington
and their husbands yesterday
Misses Kate and Bess Heacock
and Sara Hutchins arc in Hum-
boldt to attend a house party at
the home of O. A. Cooper.
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Mrs. Ed Fisher entertained a
number of her friends at a ken-
sin gton 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. Clinc and wife and H. P. Cus-
terand wife at a six o'clock din
ner Tuesday evening.
Florence Wylie 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
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 Griffin 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 sixty-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 enjoyed
the afternoon. Many * pretty gift *
were presented Bessie by her lit
tle friends. A nice lunch was
The members of the Epwortl :
League of the M. E. church com'
pletely surprised Mr. and Mrs
Ed Fisher at their home Mondaj
evening. The evening was mos' '
pleasantly spent. They present
ed them with a large watei
painting. The picture is a beaut }
and A'as painted by Mrs. Mason
Lillith A. Mead and Glen M
Campbell were married on Tues
clay at Council Bluffs , Iowa am
will be at home after July 25 t <
their friends at 2734 Caldwell St.
Omaha. The bride was raise <
at Salem in this county and ha
many friends here to wish sin
and her husband much prosperi
ty and happiness.
At the residence of S. B. Hoff
nell in Falls City , Neb. , July 1'J
1905. Henry W. Walker and hi
wife Mrs. Martha Walker cele
brated their golden weddidg. Th
aged couple are among Richard
son counties honored and respect
Mr. and Mrs. Walker wer
united in marriage in Johnso
county , Ky. , near Prestensburt
July 19 , 1855 where they reside
for a few years. 39 years ag
they came west and located i
Northwest Kansas and later t
this county where they have n
sided for nearly thirty years.
The following children an
grandchildren were present , Mrs
S. B. Hoffnell , husband an
daughters , Mrs. J. II. 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
ife , John P. Walker and sons
f VerdonJos Pritchard and wife
. N. Pritchard and wife , Mrs.
ardner and son Harry , Rev. and
Irs. W. T. Cline , and Mrs.Went-
orth of this city , W. L. Tur-
lan of Denver , and Lydia Mar-
tcllar of Salem.
At the noon hour the .guests
ere gathered about the tables
prcad with good things when
? ev. Cline in a short address
resented Mr. and Walker S84
ml a gold berry spoon the gift
f children and friends. All en-
eyed a delightful day. Mr.
urman and wife favoring the
guests with several appropriate
elections. All united in wishing
Mr. Walker and wife many hap-
y years to come.
On Wednesday cveningin 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
ccnsington on last Friday after-
loon in honor of Miss Wetherald
f Hebron , and Mrs. W. A.
Stuart of Okmulgee , I. T. A
pecial feature of the occasion
'as the musical numbers , piano
elections being rendered by
Misses Graham and Schoenheit
ind vocal selections by Miss Roth-
enberger of Leavenworth. Dainty
refreshments were served and the
ifternoon was very pleasantly
spent by 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
Smith's park with a legal youth
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 organised n
ocal humane society with the
following officers : H. C. Davis ,
president ; Rev. E. E. Haskins ,
vice president ; Mrs. Ida Ran
som , secretary--treasurer. C
Hershey 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
Destroyed the Fish.
On Tuesday when Geo. Abbott
made a visit to Crystal lake , tin
artificial body of water on hit
place northwest of the city , he
found the banks strewn wit !
dead fish , including hundreds o
the fine large catfish and crop
pies with which the lake ha <
been stocked. All indication ;
point to the fact that the lak <
had been visited during the nigh
by a party or parties unknowr
and that dynamite or other mean
had been used to destroy the fish
Mr. Abbott is justly incensed a
the outrage and offers a rewan
of $25 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 thi
vandal , should he be caught it
the act of again attempting ti
molest the fish in Crystal lake.
Henry Patterson was dowi
from Humboldt township on busi
WHAT PUBLIC SPIRIT HAS DONE FOR FALLS CITY
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STONE STREET , FALLS CITY IN 1866
The bov ' picture N u ilnitvliii. ' in nlu fr.i it n't old phnto.'iMpli tn the po 8C8slon of Anderson Miller tltul win talc-
en on iJtiine i i . i in the -uiiiiii M1 uf ISiKI. Trie lYiliuitti uttomjited to secure u cut c f the photograph , bu * It hud so
aded with war * that it > va iniiii.- | lliif i un--ii-icntly the iiiiovn diMwIng was made as Is hero reproduced.
The hotel building on tins loft < > ' the pieture U the old MlnnleU hotel , which was situated whore the Ulchardson
county hunk building now stand * , and was for many years ? the poltileal and social center of the little village. No old
resident of Kalis ( Jay can s ieuk of the ' 'good old times" without repeated reference to the old hotel. In and about
this old building : clusters many memories precious to those who knew it in the days of Us popularity. Tt was the homo
of courtships and the sc'iiie of nntrriiigc celebrations. Within It * walls the tables of the law luivo been broken as mur-
ler was at one time eo.nmttted there. The building next to it was the old Joe Uurbiink store whoso chief clerk wuu
George E Dorrinsiton , now of Ytimu , Arl/.ona.
The first building on the opposite tide of the ( street was the newspaper ollleo of the old "Ilroaduxe" which led u
somewhat precarious life and was edited at different times by Ned Burbank , Judge Uundy uml others of the thun prom-
nent citizens. This old building w.ts situated about when * the G. K Hall shoe store now stands. The next is the lit
tie brick law olllce of Jiidt'e Elmer rf Diindy , afterw.irds U. S. district juilKe for the d'&trlcl ' of Nebraska. Tills was
the only brick building In the city and was the pride of all the hardy pioneers who called Falls City their homo. The
text bulldlnj : . the chlmnev of which eiin be fC-jn thro.igh the trees , was the homo of David Dorrlngton. familiarly
known as Squire Dorrincton. This homep't-ad wai situated whom the buildings now occupied by I" ) . W. Sowles , Chas.
largrave and P S Hcacocic now stand. The building adjoining the Uorringt'on homestead was the law olllce of
Isham Rcavis thU biilliilng waon trncted jointly by Mr Ili'iiyU and Agustns guhoenhvlt ano was considered very
iretentious in those days ThU building occupied the site now occupied by V. G. Lvfords fctore. The old "whito
saloon'- comes next and Iminedlottjly lie.vond that i ? the rffldence of Bob Cain. The building farthest down the street
was the palatial residence of Dr. Hanna which stood on the present site of Samuel Wah'l store. ThiH residence wn
the finest in the state and wus always pointed out to the occasional visitor u * a ( .liMit , of great Interest. The building
remained on original location until Gee A A'bbott disposed of it to Mr. Wahl. when it was removed to the south
end of town We have found no one wno remembers tlte 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 ha so faded
the photograph that identification Is impossible The f ices are as dim as is the memory of man ) of those who mil lo
Falls City tLeir home in IHIiO. rfcme who lived hero at that time are still with us , but the viutly gre.itcr portion have
traveled other roads , some to the east , ome to the west am1 many , very many to the country "from whoso bourn no
traveler returns. '
If this paper should reach the eyes of anyone who remembers that taking of the picture , we would greatly up-
proclato Information conni-rnlng it. Falls City in 18ii ( ( bears little resemblance to the present city. It ,8 hard for the
generation now reaching middle life to apprcejato the fact that the town ever looked like the above pieture. Not u
sldewnlk In town , no strset save where the wagon wheels had cut into the buffalo grabs. No luxuries , very few com
forts was the lot of those who made the present beautiful city possible , and yet , withal , to hear the tales of forty yeitr.-
ago , one wojld imagine that it was a pretty cmul old place to live , that life contained about its usual proportion of joy
Hiid sadiu't.HIII ) ( but iliosti wlm then livi-d here had hopes of greater tnlng * to come with the puling year , jven a *
yon and I.1
Miss Grace Belpere , of Rule ,
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 marched into the
parlor to the strains of the
wedding march 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 south M. E.
church. ! 'he bride wore white
silk and carried a beautiful
bouquet of white roses. The
groom wore the conventional
black. After the ceremony all
partook of a sumputous 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 of
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 jewele- 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 tor
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
A Severe Storm.
On last Thursday evening the
whole of Richardson county was
visited by a severe electrical
storm and considerable damage
has been reported 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 Sinclair 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 from
Coffeeville , Kansas Wednesday
and will spend a fev/ weeks witl
parents in this city.
Fred and George Clevclam
walked down to the muddy Wed
nesday after the storm and in ;
few hours returned with fifteen
pounds of fine fish.
h. John Wertx. of Nashville
Michigan , relative of Mrs. W. S
Korner is visiting in this city
Mrs. WcrtH was accompanied bj
her son an Ins wife.
Mrs. Chas Sherman of Kanka-
kee , 111. , and Mrs D. C. McLuoi
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 , Carl Sedlamej-er
Guy Crook and Fred Cleveland , ]
returned Wednesday from th
the Missouri Lakes. Fred an <
Guy have been there more that
a week and returned with twent.
five pound of fine black basb
They report more than a pleasan
Judge Babcock Dying.
Word reached here Thursday
hat Judge A. H. Babcock , of
3eatrice , was in a dying condi-
ton. 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
Town worse until his heart is
fl'ected and his demise is a
uestion of a few hours. The
lany friends will learn of his
ondition with great sorrow ,
le was a just judge and a chris-
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 Pehr ,
farmer living near this cily ,
ell from a high pnrch last Sat
urday and sustained a broken
inn. Surgical aid was sum-
loned and the fracture reduced.
The little fellow is doing as
veil as could be expected.
While engaged in her house-
vork last Saturday morning-
Mrs. Wm. Boose had the mis-
ortune to get a quantity of con
centrated lye in her eyes. The
njury resulted in considerable
> ain , but the ill effects are not
expected to prove permanent.
Miss ISulca Friend died at her
tome in Lawrence , Neb. , last
Saturday the cause of her death
> eingconsumption. Miss Friend
will be remembered by many as
t 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
she was summoned to higher
lutics in the house of eternal
ife. During her residence here
ihe impressed all whokncwhcr , by
her 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 , havingbeen raised
here 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. Prank WHS at one
time deputy clerk of the federal
court under Judge Duudy and
had occupied other positions of
Grandma Mellhorn , as she
was known to her friendspassed
peacefully away at the home ot
her daughter , Mrs. George A.
Schock , Thursday , July 18 , 1905 ,
aged 7G years , 8 months and 14
She is survived by four chil
dren and they were all present
at the funeral , Martin , coining
from Ins home in Denver , Colo. ,
Charles Madaies from Fairview ,
Kan. , and Mr.s 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-
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