The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, November 09, 1906, Image 1
THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE. Vol. Ill FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , NOVEMBER 9 , 1906. Whole No. 148 Death Record. As we go to press we learn of the death of Mrs. W. P. Meyers at her home in the northern part of town. She has only been ill a brief time and her sudden death is a great shock to the community. The obit uary will appear in our next issue. As all of the children have not yet arrived , arrange , ments for the funeral services have not been made. Miss KHzabert Herbert , assist ant postmaster at Hiawatha and a sister of Ewing Herbert , died Sunday after a brief illness , She was a woman of rare mental gifts , a leader among club women1 and in all works of public im- provzment. She anticipated death and prepared a letter stat ing that she considered death the greatest event in the history of humanity and asked that there be no black worn , no mourningonly flowers and brightness and light. At Tbe Gehling. A 'good si/.ed house greetet the play Over Niagara Falls it ! the Gehlinglast Wednesday ev re and all were well satisiied witl the production. The cast ha * been carefully selected and dit credit to their various parts The scenic features were excel 1- lent. Burned To Death. One of the most horrible acci dents happened in this city last Tuesday afternoon that has oc- curcd for some time in this vicin ity , although there has been an unusual amount of accidents here lately. Mrs.V. . Jl. Kea who , with her family , lives in the ( ioldman pro perty ) in the eastern part of town attempted to start a fire in the cook stove with kerosene , at about live o'clock , Tuesday afternoon. Whether she put too much of the oil in the stove and applied a match or whether there was a fire in the stove when she poured in the oil is not known , but an explosion was heard by several in the neighbor hood and when assistance arrived the kitchen was discovered to be in flames and Mrs. Kea also en veloped with the ilamcs. She was standing with one hand grasping a table for support , the shock seeming to paralyxc her faculties as she did not move. Frank Dilts made three attempts to rescue her but the lire was so severe that he was unable to suc ceed until the third attempt when he reached her and carried her to the porch where he quickly ex tinguished the Ilamcs. Hut it was too late to save her us the dreaded fire was quick in its destruction. Mrs. Kea's clothing were all burned from her body except her slioes , her hair was scorched off entirely , the face and arms burned to a deep red and the body burned to a crisp , Neighbor women covered the the corpse until the arrival of the coroner. Meanwhile Frank Dilts , assisted by , a few others carried water from the nearby wells and with a great effort put out the fire , in the house. The kitchen was badly burned but the remainder of the building was saved. At the time of the accident , Mrs. Rea was alone , the two little girls not having arrived home from school , one boy was working up town and the two older boys were working on a farm in the coiintr } ' . Mr. Kea was working in .St. Joseph at the time and although a message was sent him immediately , he was unable to arrive before the following afternoon. Mrs. Simanton kindly took the little girls to her home until other arrangements could be made for their keeping. Mrs. W. II. Rea was born in Illinois about 4'J years ago where she lived nearly all her early life and after finishing her school , chose as her vocation that of a school teacher. This she fol lowed until her marriage with Mr. Rea. About six years ago the family moved to this cit } ' , where they have since lived. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Griffin , on Wednesday afternoon from the Restorer & Son undertaking parlors , inter ment being in the Steele ceme tery. tery.The The death of Mrs. Rea is more sad and touching on account of leaving little children mother less. The two older boys are old enough to assist themselves but the youngest boy and the little girls arc too small to even realise their loss. The two girls are very pretty and with proper care and attention , would grow up to be most intelligent and really beautiful young women. Bode Gets Four Years. Judge Raper came down froir Pawnee City Wednesday am among other things heard the motion for a new trial in the Bed ( case. The court overruled the motion and passed sentence upoi the defendant of four years ir the penitentiary at hard labor d and a fine of twelve thousam dollars. When asked if he had anything to say why sentence should nod be passed upon him he said tha he wanted permission to file written statement within threi . days. It is hoped that this state - ment will disclose where tin money has gone. Society News. The members of the W. C. T.U. gave a ten cent tea at the home of Mrs. A. 1CJacquct on Wed nesday afternoon. It was a very pleasant event as Mrs. Jaconet is a charming hostess. The members of the Presby terian Y. P. C. 1C. society gave a Japanese social at the home of Miss Clara Uoose on lust Monday evening. Music was one of the pleasantries of the evening , while u hundred and twenty-five orien tal curios on exhibit , received a great amount of attention , as the collection is very fine. Tea and wafers were served by four young ladies in Japanese costumes. The member of the Friends in Council chartered a hack and drove to Verdon Friday evening , where they were the guests of Miss Gertrude Lum. Milton's Paradise Regained , with Miss McDonald as leader , made a very interesting subject. Refresh ments added to the evening's pleasures. The Royal Neihbors of Amer ica entertained their families and the members of the Modern Woodmen and their families , on Tuesday evening of this week. An interesting program was ren dered a n d light refreshments were served. The Woman's club enjoyed a very pleasant meeting on Tues day afternoon with Mrs. T. J. Spencer as hostess. Mrs. Har rington read an interesting paper on French and American govern ment , which was well received. Miss Sallie Schnoehcil favored those present with several piano solos which added much pleasure to the afternoon program. The general study was French history and altogether it was a very en joyable meeting. Wednesday afternoon the M. 13. Kensington were delightfully entertained by Mesdames Fred Farrington and Harry Ouster and the Misses Maude Maddox and Dora Richards , assisted by Miss Ramel and Mrs. Roberts , at the home of Mrs. Farrington. A ver } ' pleasant afternoon was en joyed by all the ladies present. Refreshments were perfection. On Monday evening , Nov. 5th , according to pre-arrangemcnts , Fred Noah was decoyed away from his home ostensibly to assist his brother with some work in his cellar. In his absence , twenty-five of his friends took possession and transformed his house into a veritable roily polly resort. When he returned sur prised ? Well , I should cry ! 'Twill be some time before he is thor oughly calmed down , but he pulled himself together , buckled on his armour of brass and made everybody happy by assisting in the already well developed games of market cornered , pitch and crokinole until the smiling hostess announced supper , when every body did ample justice to the toothsome viands placed before them. After supper games were resumed , accompanied with phon ograph selections. Fun Hew fast and furious until a late hour , when , after presenting the host ; with an elegant oak rocker , the company reluctantly took their departure , wishing him and his "glide"vife many returns of this happy occasion. A GUKST. The Shakespeare club met witli Mrs. C. F. Reavis on Tues day afternoon. There was a good attendance and the usual interesting lesson. The members acknowledged the receipt of re ference books from the state _ library commission and put the e same in the care of the city li brarian.