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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. IV FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , HAY 3 ! , 1907- Whole No. 17s
Jack Reavis' Eye Injured.
While swinging into a tree
Tuesday morning Jack Reavis
was struck in the eye with a
twig and the eyeball cut. Three
stitches were required to close
the wound. The injury is very
severe but the doctors think the
eye will be saved with no loss of
sight. He is receiving the best
possible attention and it is hoped
nothing more serious will de
Little One Injured.
While visiting at the home of
her grand parents , Levi Nedrow
and wife , last Sunday little Mar
garet Kanaly , aged two and a
half years fell and fractured the
bone of the left arm between the
wrist and elbow.
The little one was taken to the
doctor at once and the bone was
set and later in the evening was
taken to her home near Reserve
by her parents , Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Kanaly. We hear that
the little one is doing nicely at
Mrs. McKinley Dead.
After a quarter of a century of
ill health , practically an invalid ,
death relieved Mrs. McKinley ,
wife of our late president , of her
suffering Sunday , May 2f > th > at
1:05 : o'clock in the afternoon at
her home in Canton , Ohio.
On Friday Mrs. McKinley sus
tained a stroke of paralysis and
it was known that she could not
live but a short time though she
lived many hours longer than
She was conscious almost to
P the last and her prayer was , as
it has been since President Me
Kinley's death , that she might
join him she had loved so well.
Though she has suffered much
the end came peacefully she
seemed to draw one long breath
while sleeping and all was over.
With her at the -time of her
death were Secratarv Cortelyou ,
Mr , and Mrs. Barber , Mrs. Sarah
Duncan , Mrs. Luther Day , Just
ice and Mrs. William R. Day , Dr.
Portmann , and Dr. Rixey.
Though the greater part of her
life she was an invaled her sweet ,
lovable disposition was never
mared and in all her husbands
public career she was his con
fident , his encouragement , his
helper. She was always the
first to whom he communicated
his successes and triumphs.
Mrs. McKinley never fully re-
overed from the shock of Pre
sident McKinley's assasenation
nd her constant prayer has been
| ! iat they might again be united
i i death.
The death of her two babies is
-aid to be the cause of Mrs. Mc-
Kinley's failure in health. It has
not imbittered her and in all the
years of her suffering she has re
tained that amiable nature and
lovable disposition that has en
deared her to all who knew her.
Had she liyed till June the Sth.
Mrs. McKinley would have been
sixty years of age.
The funeral services held at
the McKinley home in Canton
Wednesday were conducted by
Rev. Buxton , Mrs. McKinley's
pastor , and were very simply in
nature. She was laid to rest by
the side of our late president in
the vault in West Lawn cemetery
Where the new McKinley mauso-
leun on Monument Hill is com
plete , they will be moved there
as will also their two babies.
Presidedt Roosevelt attended
the funeral and was accompained
from Washington Tuesday night
by Secretary Root , Secretary
Garfield , Secretary Wilson and
his private secretary , Mr. Loeb.
Miss Helen Fowler of St. Joe ,
is visiting friends in this city.
Colored People's Revival.
Rev. M. E. Brasro , a colored
evangelist from Council Bluffs
has been in the city this week
holding gospel meeting at Bculah
Chapel on South Morton street.
The meetings have been well at
tended and Rev. Brasro is doing
a good work. He comes well
recommended from prominent
Council Bluffs citizens who believe -
lieve he can do a great good for
his people. It will be announced
Sunday night whether or not the
meetings will be continued next
Pat Casey Runs Amuck.
Last Tuesday afternoon Pat
Casey succeeded in securing a
bottle of 100 proof "hellraj'.in" '
booze and at once tilled up until
his back teeth were ailoat. The
officers , having grown tired of
the amusement ot throwing him
in , induced him to go home.
The simple life , however , was
too slow for Patrick so he se
cured a horse and buggy from
John Benschoter a n d with a
colored boy went for a spin.
Coining up the street from the
west between the State and
First National banks the col
ored boy was trying to hold the
horse while Pat stood in the
seat and whipped the horse into
running away. They crossed
Stone street at a pace that
would have made a thirty horse
power motor car look like a
cent per horse power. The
negro boy jumped and escaped
unhurt , the pedestrians climbed
the trees and jumped the court
house fence , the buggy was de
molished against the hitching
rack to the south of the court
house and Patrick alighted on
his head on the cement walk ,
greatly to the damage of the
walk. He immediately got up
and started to run but Beasley
and Marts outsprinted him and
took him to the calaboose. But
not for Patrick ; he is such a cut
up that it requires more than
the jug to restrain him , so he
proceeded to set fire to every
thing inflamable in the boose.
He was yanked put and started
for the county jail but concluded
to lie down in the court house
yard and raise a little more hell.
He struck and used his teeth
and delivered himself of Ian-
guage unspeakable until Deputy
Sheriff Jim McFarland landed a
left hook on the young man's
right optic which sent him in a
neat , compact bundle to the
grass in the shade of a box elder
tree , in which condition he was
It is up to the authorities of
this city to take drastic meas
ures with this young man. He
imperiled the life of every pedes
trian on the walk Tuesday and
the community has grown very
weary of his conduct.
Judge Kelligar held court Mon
day and Tuesday and disposed
of a few divorce cases , motion
for new trials and drainage mat
ters. The verdict in the liquor
case against Harry * Simons of
Rule was set aside and the
defendant granted a new trial.
Court adjourned Tuesday until
Saturday at which time the
motion for a new trial in the
Strawn-Humboldt bank case will
be argued. The court ordered
the Sheriff to summon a jury for
June 10th for the purpose of get
ting some ot the railroad cases
and cases against the 1st , Na
tional bank of Humboldt off the
docket. The sheriff was in
structed to pass the farmers up
in getting the jury as the court
will be held during the busy
i I. i .J&m. JEiJ.
! ; Theresa , wife of Martin Geh-
i ling , died at her home in this
Icity ! < Monday , May 27. 1 < J07 , at
0 o'clock p. m. , of blood poison
ing , age 551 years.
Theresa Weder was born De
cember i2G , lS7f ) , at Baden , Ger
many. When seventeen years
old she came to America and
made her homo with relatives at
Hutchison , Kansas.
On June -Ith , 1901 she was
married to Martin Gehling at
Hutchison , coining with him to
Falls City , where they have
since resided Four children
born to them are living , two boys
and two girls , the youngest
child less than a } ear old.
Mrs. Gehling was ill but little
over a week. Her suffering was
intense and altho'she was delir
ious a greater part of the time
she regained conscious and dur
ing the day before her death
talked of the end she knew was
drawing near , of her friends and
of her family she was leaving.
When death came it was gently
and without suffering.
She was a woman of many
estimable qualities , loved by
frit-lids for her loyalty , a loving-
wife and a devoted mother.
Besides her husband and
children she has a tew relatives
in this county , Mesdames Fred
Sperry and Chas. Santo , of near
Fargo arc her aunt and cousin
and Mrs. Wernet now of Bolder ,
Col. , is also an aunt. Her father ,
mother , two sister and a brother
still live in Germany.
The husband , children and
relatives have the sympathy of
a host of faicntls.
A very large congregation
of friends attended the funeral
services at St. Fransis Roman
Catholic church Wednesday at
10 o'clock a. m , and followed
the remains to its last earthly
resting place in Steele's ceme
The memorial services of the
W. O. W. will be held at the
Baptist church next Sunday
morning at 11 a. in. , Rev. E. II.
Jackson will deliver the memorial
The regular preaching service
will be held in the evening.
A Night With Burglars.
House breakers visited two
very different parts of town
At the home of Mrs Katherine
Wylie , they or he made an en
trance through the pantry win
dow ; silver , both plate and solid
was taken and about six dollars
in money ; also Mrs. Wylie's
bank book , lodge book and
papers that apparently would be
worthless to anybody. The
second lloor of the house , occu
pied by the sleeping rooms of
Mrs. Wylie and the Misses Mc-
Mahan who room with her were
unmolested. Not a sound was
heard by those in the house.
At Con Horan's in the southeast -
east part of town the entrance
was made through the door.
Some pieces of china and two
glass pitchers were taken , but
The indications are that both
robberies were committed in the
early part of the night before
the shower. Mrs. Wylie's silver
was marked \ ith 'Wylie' and
K. M. W. ' Chief of Police
Marts has sen v description cards
out over the county and it may
be some trace will be found. It
is believed the work was done
by local crooks and a strict
watch is being kept.
C. O. Demmick , the Hiawatha
banker , was in our city Monday.
The Tournament whist club
met with Mr. and Mrs. Ned
Towle last Thursday. At this
session the men played with their
wives.Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Reavis
were the winners. Refreshments
were served and the usual pleasant
evening was spent.
The Christian Endovor of the
Presbyterian Church formed a
picnic party Monday evening
and went fishing two miles east
of the Exchjinge Mill. An ap
petising supper had been pre
pared by the young ladies that
was done full justice by the en
Just a little cool for fishing
but not cool enough to chill the
spirit of fun and each one did
liis or her part for the pleasure
of the others. A fire was built
which probably added to the
comfort of the picnickers but it
was undoubtedly the cause of so
few "bites. " We understand only
two of the party caught fish.
Lt was very late when the party
returned but all report a jolly
A party of eight young people
drove to sun springs Sunday and
while the day was decidedly cool
it did not chill the enjoyment of
the party ; all report a fine time ,
Those composing the party
were Misses Uddie Lapp , Meeker
Cain , Mary and Jessie Paxton :
Messers Rob Neitzcl. Max Wer
ner , Sidney Lapp , Fleming Robb
of Vcrdon and Ralph McDonald ,
The program for Children's
day will be given at the Chistian
church next Sunday , June 2nd , at
8 p. m. An excellent program
lias been prepared. All are in
Anna Meyers entertained
sexteen guests at dinner at the
Union House last Sunday in
honor of her sixteenth birthday.
Mrs. Meyers chaperoned the
young people and the company
was served with an elegant din
ner especially ordered for the
occasion , consisting of all season
able delicacies and many dainty
dishes calculated to please the
From the hotel the party were
driven out to the Meyers home
one mile north of town where the
afternoon was spent in social
chat and music. After a delight
ful afternoon the guests left for
their homes , extending hearty
wishes to Miss Anna for many
happy returns of the day.
St. Martha's Guide will give a
fifteen cent supper at Mrs. John
Powell's Wednesday June Sth ,
from S to 8 o'clock p. in. A
cordial invitation is extended to
The Married Ladies Kensing
ton were entertained in Salem
Wednesday by Mrs. Allen D.
About ten ladies drove up from
here. Mrs. Ed May of Salem
was a guest of the club. The
guests were served with excel
lent hot refreshments which ,
after the long drive were thor
Mrs. May is a charming hos
tess and the visitors were enter
tained in a truly hospitable style.
Those present report a splendid
The L. B. T. art club was en
tertained by Mrs. A. G. Wanner
on Wednesday of this week at
her home on North Stone street
Almost the entire club was pres
ent. The fingers were busy and
conversation lively. A bountiful
supper was seryed by Mrs , Wan
ner at five-thirty o'clock. She ii
a delightful hostess and the af
ternoon was made particularly
enjoyable for her guests.
Invitations have been issued by
i Mr. ; and Mrs. P. II. Jesscn for
( the \ marriage of their daughter ,
Miss Minnie , to Mr. Horace 131-
wood Kennedy of Okmulgee ,
i Indian ] Territory , to be celebrat
ed Wednesday , June 12th , at the
lessen home in this city.
Last Thursday evening Lois
Keeling , entertained a small din-
icr party for Mrs. Will Hutch-
ings who left that night for her
: ioiue in Wallace , Idaho.
Mr. and Mrs. John GilHjrjui ,
entertained a number of relatives
it dinner last Tuesday in honor
of Mrs. Gilligan's aunt , Mrs ,
ijcttic Murray of El Paso , Texas
who returned to her home Thurs-
The little pupils of the fourth
grade planned a nice little sur-
mse the last day of school for
their teacher , Floy Gnnstead in
the assembly room of the high
school. They were assisted in
their preparations by Miss Gag-
ion of the fifth grade. A line
unch ol sandwiches , pickles , ice
cream , cake and fruit was served.
The little folks showzd the cs-
eem in which they held their
teacher by presenting her with a
beautiful souvenir spoon and
several other gifts.
A number of Royal High-
anders met at their hall Satur-
lay night and proceeded to the
ionic of Mr. and Mrs. Willis
Yoder where the latter was pre
sented with a very beautiful and
Mrs. Yoder , has been practic
ally an invalid for many months
ind the gift from the Highland
ers is made as a mark of apprecia
tion for her former work in the
edge and sympathy for her suf
Body Twice Exhumed.
The head of the Woodman
edge in Colby , Ivans , was in
.own last week looking for a
roung man who disappeared
rom his home city May Stli.ancl
whose disappearance was asso
ciated , it was thought , with the
uicide of the young man on the
train some few weeks ago. At
: he request of the Kansas man
the body was exhumed but he
failed to identify the remains.
This week the wife not being
satisfied came to Falls City and
tiad the grave again opened and
the body examined. While the
suicide greatly resembled her
missing husband the wife was
satisfied that it was not the
body of the missing man. In
quiries continue to come in but
the identity ot the dead man re
mains a mystery.
Ed Hunx.eker , of Fargo was in
town on business Tuesday.
II. C. Marion was assistant
auctioneer at Kuper's cattle sale
at Ilumboldt this week.
Guy and Reba Eversole re
turned Friday from Peru , where
they have been attending school.
Mrs. II. C. Marion and daugh
ter left Wednesday night for a
visit of two weeks at Obcrlin ,
Jim J.ellison went to Chester
Monday , to assist Simon 'Davic
on the building he is construct
Clyde Thacker , cashier of the
First National Bank of Preston ,
made us a very pleasant call on
Will Huffnell underwent at :
operation for appendicitis in a St
Joe hospital Thursday morning
The particulars are not full }
known but at this time the repor
that comes to Dr. Fast is that he
is doing as well as could be ex
N A very pret-
i.y and quite wedding was cele
brated at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. S. Norton in Humboldt
when their daughter , lone , was
inited in marriage toDr. Arthur
Eacrett Wolfe of this city. Only
.he near relrtives and a few in-
.imatc friends witnessed the
13. S. Norton is one of the
oldest settlers of the county and
lis family has been raised in
Humboldt. Ilis daughter , Tone" ,
s a graduate of the Humboldt
ligh school and has taught
several times in the districts
lear town. She is a young lady
of charming personality and is
esteemed by a large circle of
riends. IVor her womanly vir
tues , her Christian spirit and de
votion to herlamily and friends.
Dr. Wolfe has for several
years practiced osteopathy in
.his city and has been very suc
cessful. Ho is a young man ol
nany fine qualities and a large
circle of friends. In bringing
lis wife among us , Humboldt's
oss is our gain and a hearty
velcome awaits them.
Dr. and Mrs. Wolfe have a
3rreai many friends who join
vith the Tribune in extending
jest wishes for life long happi-
After July 1st , Dr. and Mrs ,
Wolfe wilt be at home in the
Weavfcr cottage on North Lane
The council met in regular ses
sion Monday night. The only
business before the body was the
liscussion of the water and light
It is proposed to submit the
bond proposition to the city , to < \
, -ote bonds for a sufficient amount
: a reconstruct the water and
ight plant and supply all modern
UK ! up-to-date machinery. A
committee of five of our best
nisiness men was appointed to
vork among the townspeople and
jet the sentiment of the citizens
regarding tlte voting of bonds.
rV epecial election will be called
but no date has been set and the
exact amount , of bonds has not *
jeen decided upon. The commit-
icemen named were A. Graham ,
John Lichty , Warren Hutchins ,
FredBrecth and L. P , Wirth.
Mrs. Chas. Santo , of near
Fargo attended the funeral of
her cousin , Mrs. Martin Gehling ,
Miss Cobb left Friday night
for her home in Centeryiew , Mo. ,
after finishing a very successful
term in the city schools.
Mrs. W. R. Holt accompanied
Mr. II. to Ilumboldt , this week
and visited friends while he at
tended Kuper's fine cattle sale.
A. L. Richardson and tamily
are spending a few days in Ilum
boldt , where Mr. R's chorus class
will give a concert tonight assist
ed by the Richardson quartette.
Ed McKeivcr's family will
move in a few days to Canada to
make their home , Frank Smith ,
who bought the McKeiver home
will move into the property soon.
> _ _ . -
Samuel Huffnell , and family
left Monday for their new home
at Detroit , Kansas. Mr. Huff
nell has been a resident of the
town and vicinity a great many
years and it is with fellings of
deep regret the many friends of
the family see them made this
move. May happeness and suc
cess attend them in the new
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