The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, July 21, 1905, Image 2
FALLS CITY TRIBUNE. CONSOLIDATED WITH THE HUMBOLDT ENTERPRISE , JUNE 23 , 1905. Vol. II FALLS CITV , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , JULY 21 , 1905. Whole No. 81 Society News. 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 evening. Misses Kate and Bess Heacock and Sara Hutchins arc in Hum- boldt to attend a house party at the home of O. A. Cooper. " " ' - * 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 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 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 served. 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 cd citizens. 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 be accomplished. 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 ness Wednesday. WHAT PUBLIC SPIRIT HAS DONE FOR FALLS CITY o'- * . . . > " " * ' * - - - - 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 Married. 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 future. 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 crops. 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 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 killed. Mary Sinclair and Mrs. Will Williams of Preston were in town Wednesday. 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 time. 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- iau 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 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. DIED. 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 regrets. 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 similar responsibility. 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 days. 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 Mellhorn. 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- tery.