The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, November 23, 1906, Image 1

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Ulslorlcixl Society
Death Record.
Andrew J. Edwards , father of
County recorder Lewis 0. Ed
wards , of this city , died at his
home in the north part of Ilum
boldt , at a late hour Thursday
evening. Mr. Edwards has
been in failing health for some
mcnths and it was known that
he could not enjoy life very
m u c h longer , and at the
time o' his demise was seventy ,
one years and two months of
Andrew J. Edwards was born
September 9 , 1835 at New Lis
bon , Ohio , but was reared in
South Beiid , Indiana. He was
a faithful member of Company
B i48th Indiana volunteer In
fantry , serving for three years
and three months , aud taking
part in several important en
gagements. At the close of the
war he was attached to the
volunteer reserve corps and
stationed at Washington , D. C.
while the federal army was be
ing disbanded. The deceased
came from Johnson County in
1885 and settled in Humboldt ,
where for a number of years he
was janitor in the public school
He is survived by a sister at
South Bend , Indiana , by his
wife , four sons and two daugh
Funeral services were held
, from the family residence , in
Humboldt , at 10 o'clock Satur
day morning the old soldiers
taking active part.
At the home of his daughter
i Mrs. Lena Lomax , at 805 north
23rd street , St. Joseph , Mo. , on
Tuesday , November 13th oc
curred the death of August
Henry Dorste , aged 81 years ,
3 months and 18 days. Mr.
Dorste was formerly a resident
of Arago and Rule , but lately
had made his home with a
daughter at St. Joseph.
August Henry Dorste was
born August 8 , 1825 at Alton-
burg Saxen. Germany. In 1853
he came to this country , sett
ling in New York , where the
following year he was married
to Miss Margaret Bensel. Mr.
and Mrs. Dorste moved to
Arago , Nebraska in 185 ! ) and
here eight children were horn
to them , of whom seven are liv
ing. They are : Mrs. Lizzie
Shatz , Corning , Mo. ; Mr. II. A.
Dorste , Goff , Kansas ; Mrs , Lena
Lomax , St. Joseph , Mo. ; Mrs.
Anna French , California ; and
W. F. and H. G. Dorste of Rulo.
i Mrs. Dorste died in the year
1874. During the Civil war Mr ,
Dorste served for three years in
Company 13 , 4th Missouri Cav
alry , receiving an honorable
discharge in the year 1805.
In 1875 he married Caroline
Stroble , who departed this life
May 20 , 1900.
Wednesday morning Novem
ber 14th , a prayer was read al
the home of the daughter in
St. Joseph by Rev. Tailor and
from there the remains were
taken to his old home at Rule
Nebraska. Thursday morning
the funeral service was con
ducted by Rev. Gradenval , in
terment being in the Aragc
W. L. Ratekin was born Feb.
ruary 10,1835 , in Galliacounty
Ohio , and died November 14
1900 of heart disease , aged 7J
years , 9 months and 14 days
He was married to Mary Anm
Vaughn in February , 1858 b\ \
Rev. M. D. Vaughn. They cami
to Rule in 1804 where they set
/f tied on a farm one and a hal
miles from Rule and here the ]
lived until about three year ;
ago , when they moved to Rule
To this union were born thir
teen children , three of whom
were born in Ohio , and the rest
on the old home place. The de
ceased leaves a wife and nine
children. They are : Marion
iatekin , Hiawatha , Kas. ; Sarah
undcrburgh. Butte Valley ,
Cali. Mary Wilhoit , Centralia.
Cansas ; John Ratekin , Eckert ,
Col. ; Ida Coupe , James , Will ,
Minnie and Dan Ratekin , of
: Julo. Also one brother , John
son Ratekin , of Falls City , and
one sister , Mary Sanguinette ,
of Preston.
Mr. Ratekin was a Christian
nan , having been converted at
.he age of nineteen and becom-
ng a member of the Baptist
church. As there was no church
it Rule of that denomination he
inited with the Methodist
church , but at the time of his
deatli he was a member ot the
loliness 'church.
Funeral services were held at
lulo last Wednesday.
Give Dance.
A number of the young people
of this city enjoyed a dance that
vas' given in honor of Miss
Helen Martin , Tuesday evening.
Miss Martin is the guest of Miss
vlayme Eustice. X e in a h a
County Republican.
Bear In Mind.
It might be well to bear in
nind the fact that the stub
.rain from this city going north ,
now carries ma ; ! . This is quite
a convenience to the public and
ncreases the service from Falls
City just one point. This pouch
Iocs not close until 0:30 : each
norning and if you have neg-
ected to mail a letter the night
orevious , just get out a trilie
earlier and catch this opportun-
lty <
Catholic Fair.
Under the auspices of the Liv-
ng Rosary society , at Rule , Ne
braska , November 27th , 28th and
29th , I90f > inclusive. Tuesday
night , Nov. , 27 dance , Wednes
day night Nov. , 28th musicak
and dance , Thursday night , No
vember 29th dance.
Best of music will be furnished
each night. Dinner will bt
served Thanksgiving Day fron
12 to 2 o'clock. All are cordially
invited. COMMITTKH.
Presbyterian Church.
Rev. W. T. Griffin after hav.
ing been requested a number o !
times to repeat the discourse he
delivered at the Salem chautau.
qua , the past summer , has al
last consented to repeat tin
same , next Sunday morning a'
the Presbyterian church. The
subject of the discourse was
"Immortality , " and was one o
the most able selections deliv
ered at the.chautauqua. interest
ing a large audience.
Evening subject , "Heir
Where , what and why is it'r
Supervisors Meets.
The county board ot super
visors convened Tuesday in tin
county clerks oflice and pro
ceeded to commence on the busi
ness on hands. A greater par
of Tuesday and Wednesday wa
taken up in allowing variou
claims which had accumulate *
since their last session , Th
board made an appropriation o
one hundred dollars to aid in th
carrying out of the Farmer's In
stitute to be held in this cit ;
next month . Arrangement
were made for the sending o
Dr. Scott , , the old soldier
home , he being a member o
Company 1 , Regiment 14 , Illi
nois Cavalry.
It is probable that the boar <
will complete their work befor
Saturday and the full doings o
that body will be contained ii
our next issue.
i Thanksgiving Service.
i The Annual Thanksgiving
I service will beheld next Thurs-
iday morning , I0t0 : ! o'clock , at
the Uretlircn , church. Rev.
Lindenmeyer of the Christian
church will deliver the sermon.
i A cordial invitation is extended
to all.
ICarlv Friday morning a freight
train on the M. P. road , was
wrecked near Howe , which is the
station beyond Stella. Six or
seven cars were derailed and the
passenger trains were delayed , but
the wreckage was finally cleared
late in the afternoon and traffic
Fractured His Arm.
Charlie Huston while out
playing with some other chil
dren last Sunday afternoon , re
ceived a fractured arm. While
playing in the yard at the Wirth
home he attempted to catch
hold of the swing and missing
it , fell on his arm. splintering
the large bone. Dr. Kerr was
called and attended to the frac
Suicide At Seneca.
Henry Hunninghakc. a cattle
) uyer at Seneca , Kansas , who
vas arrested and put in jail for
orgery , committed suicide last
Saturday. He had been drink-
ng hard lately and early that
morning had delirium tremens.
He bumped his head on the side
of the cell from the results of
which he died. The facts came
; o view that he was connected
with several forgery cases and
different citizens of this city
ear losses.
Damage Suit Settled.
Miss Mabel B. Smiley , step
daughter of Conductor George
Smiley of the Burlington , who
formerly lived near Tecumseh ,
has settled her $50,000 damage
suit against the Minneapolis.
St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie
Railway Company , in the courts
at Philadelphia , Pa. , for $10,000.
Miss Barret , who is now living
with her uncle , William G ,
Conkwright , at Philadelphia ,
brought suit for the amount
stated for the loss of her mother
and stepfather , and . her own
foot , the same happening on ; i
wreck on that railway systen
in November of last year. Th <
case came on for trial in Phila
delphia and at the end of th <
third d a y of the t r i a
representatives of the railway
company ell'ected the settlemen
with Miss Smiley on $1(5.001 (
basis. She is but fifteen yean
of age.
Two Big Land Deals.
Our townsman , J. U. More
head is interesting himself ii
some choice land in the westen
part of the county. He , will
Colonel M. W. Harding has jus
purchased the eighty.four acn
tract of land belonging to J. II
Beery , at the western edge o
Humboldt , the consideratioi
being $8,800. Mr. Morehead i ;
already an extensive land owne
in this section , having some o
the most choice tracts in tin
During the same week Henr ;
II. Kuper , prominent breeder ii
the west end , purchased the II1
acre farm belonging to Charle ;
E. Nims , for $12,000.
These two real estate deal
are large ones and the land i
among the best in this country
Colonel Harding and famil ;
will occupy the first namei
farm after the first of nex
G. II. Fallstead was a busines
visitor at Salem yesterday morn
Ancient History.
Trinidad , Colo. , Nov. 7 , ' 015.
Falls City Tribune :
It is a pleasure to look in
ipon your prosperity and the
general improvement in city and
.n the country , but are you
lappier now that you were
.wenty-live or more years ago ,
when Ben Morgan rode a line
lorsc , buying fine cattle , and
Elder Britt was the "main
apostle" of the town , and Prof ,
.ttck was High school man ?
Are you busier now than when
Stone street was so full of teams ,
ivagons and buggies that you
couid scarcely pass ?
When .Judge Weaver's resi-
leice : stood like a queen , al-
nest by itself , in the north part
of the city , when Judge Rcavis
lad only a "grey hair here and
.here upon himself , " before
Elder Dorrington had buried his
re the candles had touched
with gentle light.
: Ier hair and his so white , so
white "
I low about ' 'Lincoln and
rlolt" one of the leading busS-
less firms in all the country ,
'Gist and Campbell ? "
What about Gillispie as a
.awyer and many others ?
Have "taken stock' '
you re
cently and compared notes with
: he bygone years ? And what
of the future ? Where are you
lovers of art , of applied science ,
of advanced educational institu
tions , are you sowing that
kind of seed to be harvested in
the years to come ?
I am sorry to say that though
my city is great in business , our
prospect for great Scholars if-
not Haltering , though we have
a great Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction and large schools
well equipped and well taught ,
but the air is full of commerce ,
Rnv. B. F. LAVU2K. .
Foot Ball Game.
The business college boys are
endeavoring to have a foot ball
game here Thanksgiving daj
but as yet they have not been
able to place an engagement
with any neighborhood team.
Basket Ball Game.
The Basket ball game playei
on the local campus last Friday
afternoon resulted in favor o
the Humboldt high school , UK
score being : Humboldt 24 am
Falls City 4.
Base Ball Meeting.
The meeting Monday eveninj
relative to the determining
whether or not Falls City shoul <
have a team here next summer
was not very well attended am
the meeting adjourned to mee
again soon. It is hoped that ;
larger number will be in at
tendance at the next one.
St. Thomas Church.
Sunday Nov. 25th.
Ilply communion , 7:30. :
Sunday school , 9:45. :
Holy communion and sermon
10:45. :
Bishop Williams will delive
the morning sermon , and wi !
also conduct the regular evetiini
service next Sunday.
At The Gehling.
Hi Henry and his popula
minstrel troop appeared at th
Gehling Theatre last Frida
evening and entertained a larg
crowd. The first part has on
of the finest settings ever seei
at a minstrel , calcium light
making the scene all the mor
pleasing. The specialties wer
all good , especially so , beini
the cornet solo by Hi Henry
William H.Schmclx.el and Uessie
e Davis were married at the
ionic of the bride's parents , Mr.
nd Mrs. II. C. Davis , on Wednes-
lay evening , November 21st , at
> o'clock. As Mrs. James Mc
Dowell played Mcndcllsohn's
vcdding inarch , t h e wedding
jarty descended the stairway and
ook their position in a corner
Icovc of the parlor. Charley
lavis , brother of the bride , and
Miss Nelle Cain preceeded the
bride and groom. Miss Davis , a
nquant brunette , was beautifully
gowned in white chiffon over
vhitc silk and carried a shower
) oouct of white roses. Miss Cain
vore a becoming dress of white
nitl pink , and carried pink roses ,
n the presence of a large party
if friends and relatives , K'ev. W.
P. Cline performed the marriage
: ercmony , using the ring service.
After congratulations light re-
reshments were served in the
lining room by Mrs. B. Simanton ,
assisted by Misses Maud Davis ,
la Powell , Myrtle Huffnal and
ionise Rule , Mrs. A. E. Hill
resided at the punch bowl.
The floral decorations through
out the house were elaborate.
Palms and ferns formed a bower
vhere the ceremony was pcr-
'ormcd and in the dining room
vcre carnations in profusion.
Mr. and Mrs. Sell incize ! re
el veil many beautiful and valua-
) lc presents as tokens of esteem
rom their many friends. The
groom is a young man of ability
ind integrity , and has made a
; cry successful traveling repre
sentative of the Moline Plow
ompany'of ' Omaha for several
years. The bride is one of the
nest popular young ladies of
! Talls City and she will be greatly
nissed by the social set here.
The happy couple will travel
through Montana until after the
lolidays when they will probable
ocate in Omaha. The Tribune
extends sincere congratulations.
The following is a list of the
out of town quests : L. Mar-
burger and wife , Ilumboldt ; Mrs ,
Sarah Marburgor , Humboldt ; J
A. Tipton and wife , Albany ,
Mo. ; J. L. Dal hey and wife , Shu
bcrt ; Sam Stewart and wife , Re
serve ; Esburn Wheeler and wife ,
Stella ; Mr. Pugh , Lincoln ; Mrs
Chas. Rowe , Omaha ; Mrs. Chas
Stanton , Savannah , Mo. ; Misi
Jennie Fellers , Ilumboldt ; Mrs
J. K. McDowell , Tecumseh ; Mrs
Will Julian , Long Beach , Cal.
Miss Sara , Ronnesvillc , 111. ; am
Miss Margaret Meyers , Johns
town , Pa.
Quarterly Meetings.
Next Sunday will be the Is
quarterly meeting at the M. h
church. Rev. Dr. George I
Wright of Nebraska City , ou
Presiding Elder will hold quart
erly conference on Saturda
evening at 7:30 : p. m. and preac
on Sunday at 10:15 : followed b
the communion service.
At the Sunday evening sei
vice at 7:30 : p. m. Rev. W. >
Tobic of Urbana , III. , wi
lie is a brother to Supt. Tobi
of our city schools.
1 All cordially invited.
W. T. CLINK , Pastor.
A Call For Aid.
Those who have any ol
clothes for older people , in tli
way of winter underwear c
other wearing apparel woul
confer a favor if they woul
notify Humane Officer Ilershe.
or Officer Marts , who will glad
ly call for the same for the need
of the city. Also those wh
are in need of such aid can sc
cure the same by calling at th
office of Mr. Hershey on Frida
Society News.
The Methodist Kensington had
i very enjoyable meeting at the
ionic of Mrs , Simon Davies on
Vetlnesday afternoon.
Mrs. Francis Martin enter-
ained her lady friends at whist
iMitirsday afternoon.
The Shakespeare club held a
cry enjoyable and profitable
ession at the home of Mrs. D.
J. Rcavis Tuesday afternoon.
OUK : the pleasant features of
he programme was the written
omparison of two characters in
he play "Merchant of Venice , "
> y Mrs. P. S. Hcacock. The
lub adjourned to meet with Mrs.
I. K. Miner Dec. 4th.
Kate llcacock was hostess to
he KalTec Klatch club on Thurs'
ay afternoon. As is usual with
lie meetings of this club the
iccting was a very pleasant one.
Margaret Meyers , of Pcnnsyl-
ania , was the guest of the club.
Mrs. Ned Towle very pleas-
ntly entertained at a Kensinp- ;
on Oil Wednesday afternoon ,
he is a very popular hostess and
icr social entertainments are
Iways most pleasant.
The members of the Kafl'ee
vlatch club gave a handkerchief
howcr at the home of Nelle
ain last Friday afternoon , for
Bessie Davis.
The members of the young
narried ladies Kensington club
bartered a hack Thursday after
noon and drove to the spacious
ionic of Mrs. Will Holt , west of
his city , where they were roy-
illy entertained. After t h e
tsual needlework and pleasant
ries , elegant refreshments were
The S. S. 0. of the Brethren
church met with Mrs. John
ichty on Thursday afternoon.
The members of the Baptist
church gathered at the home of
, V. C. McDcrmott and wife last
evening for a farewell party , as
; hese estimable people leave sooner
or a new location. The visitors
brought their suppers with them
ind a pleasant evening was en-
The Friends in Council were
the guests of Miss Cleaver on
Friday evening. Nearly all the
members were in attendance. A
delightfully pleasant musical
program w a s rendered , after
which refreshments claimed the
attention of those present.
The Woman's club held a ycry
interesting meeting at the home
of Miss Reichcrs 'on Tuesday.
The music department was in
charge of the program and Chop
in was the compohur under con
sideration. After a preliminary
business session the members
gave their attention to the study
of the life and artistic services of
that consumatc but often misunderstood -
derstood and misinterpreted uen-
ius. Selections from his compo
sitions were then given as fol
lows :
Piano duet , Military Polonaise ,
Mrs. Chas. Wilson and Misv
Vocal , The Little Ring , Miss
Helen Martin.
Piano , Valse , Op. ( > 4 , No. I ,
Miss Clara Boose.
Vocal , Maiden's Wish , Mis *
Edna Crook.
Piano , Etude , Op. 25 , No. " ,
Miss Reichers.
Piano , Ballade , Op. 47 , Miss
The next meeting of the club '
will be held with Miss Margaret
Stecle , Dec 4th , and will be devoted -
voted chiefly to the study of some'
phases of French art. Important
business will also
be under con
sideration , and a full attendance
is desired.