The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, May 22, 1908, Image 1

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Vol. V FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , HAY 22 , 1908. Number 18
Society News
A few friends surprised Mrs.
W. L. Kleber last Saturday eve
ning : by going to her home carry
ing their own refreshments , and
some "tokens of remembrance , ' '
the occasion being that lady's
Miss Spencer entertained the
members of the Eighth grade
commencement class of the High
school and Central school at the
library on Saturday morning , at
which time the "Book Worm"
club was organized. The club
will meet once a week during va
cation. A committee of two will
select the books to be studied at
each meeting , the discussion to
be entered into by all the mem
bers. The books studied will be
purely non-fiction. The members
of the new club are very enthusi
astic and hope to gain much
knowledge by their summer stud
ies. After the business of the
club was disposed of Miss Spencer
served light refreshments.
.Friends in Council were guests
of Miss MacDonald on Friday
evening , but owing to the threat
ening weather only a few were in
attendance , but those who braved
the elements were /amply repaid
by the several musical numbers
rendered , as well as the social
time which followed ,
Mrs. P. H. Jussen entertained
a few ladr friends on Friday eve
ning at bridge whist. It was an
informal affair but very pleasant
for the few in attendance.
The Baccalaureate Sermon.
In spite of the very threatening
weather on Sunday evening , the
M. E. church was comfortably
filled with friends , who had come
to pay their respects to the mem
bers of the graduating class and
listen to the pleasing program
which had been prepared. It was
a union service , all ministers of
the city lending their aid in making
the affair a success. The singing
by the choir WOB good , while the
solo hy Miss Edna Crook was es
pecially fine , and as for the sermon
by Rev. Neide of St. Thomas
\ church nothing but words of praise
can be said of it. Tha speaker is
ji considered one of our best orators
and on this occasion was at his
best , and if the students whom he
addressed will follow his advice ,
the class of ' 08 will be a power for
good and the world made better
by their living. It was a sermon
which will long be remembered
and those who heard it were in-
i deed fortunate. '
Building an Addition.
The business at the laundry
has grown to such proportions
that the building was found to
be inadequate , and this week
the carpenters are busy adding
a new room on the north. Mr.
Windle says this is only a start
as he intends during the sum
mer to add another addition ,
besides new machinery. Unless
you have visited this institution
you have no idea of its enormity ,
It is , indeed , something to be
proud of.
Found a Home.
J. W. Swan , in answer to
summons from C. Hersheyi oui
humane officer , came down fron
Lincoln Monday , bringing witl
him a little 12-year old girl , foi
whom Mr. Hershey had found i
home. Mr. Swan is the placing
and visiting agent for the Chil
dren's Aid Society at Lincoln
whose duty it is to place the chil
dren where homes have been se
cured and also to look after then
* to see that they are properly
treated. While in the city Mr
Swan was the guest of his cousin
J. R. Wilhite.
L. Schoenheit was born in At.
tica , O. , Dec. IGth. , 1S48 , diednt
ills home in Falls City , May 14 ,
} 908 , aged GO years , 5 months
and 28 days.
Deceased with his father , Aug.
Schoenheit , at one time one of
our leading attorneys , came to
Nebraska in 1801 , living in dif
ferent places until 1804 , when
they located in this city , living
liere continuously until death.
He was married to Betty Moss
in 1809 , to which union two
children were born , one dying in
infancy. He leaves a'wife and
son , Orville , to mourn his death ,
i Mr. Schoenheit has been iden
tified with our business men for
years. He was kind hearted
and liberal to a fault , always
ready to Help those in need , and
will always be remembered lor
these unselfish traits. The tun
eral was conducted from his
iiome on Friday afternoon by
Rev. Neide of St. Thomas church
and was very largely attended.
Interment was in Steele ceme
Jesse Raymond Nicholson of
this city and Gertrude Mae Moody
were married at the home of the
bride's parents in Mound City ,
Mo. , Sunday , May 17 , 1908. at
10 a. in. , Rev. Granville Snell ,
pastor of the Christian church at
that place , officiating , only the
immediate family being present.
After the ceremony the young
people left for this city , arriving
icre at 1 o'clock p. in. , they were
met at the depot and taken to the
iiome of the groom's parents ,
where a few intimate friends had
Jeen invited to greet them , and
an elaborate dinner prepared.
The house was beautifully decor
ated , cut flowers being used in
profusion in the dining room.
The young couple started in
liousekeeping at once on Chase
street in a nicely furnished cot
tage previously prepared by the
groom , and are now at home to"
their friends.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Nicholson of this
city , and is employed in the
Spaeth tonsonal parlor. He is
an energetic young man and pos
sessed of the business qualities
essential to a successful life.
The bride , while almost a
stranger here , is known to be a
highly respected young lady and
sure to prove a loving helpmeet
to her chosen companion.
The Tribune unites with hosts
of friends in extending congratu
Storm Victims.
Mrs. John Crook of this city re"
ceived word on Saturday that her
parents had lost all they had in
the storm that swept over Iowa
on Wednesday of last week. They
lived on a farm , which by years
of hard work was well stocked and
equipped with a splendid home
and out buildings. Mr Dalbey
was sitting on the porch and saw
the storm approaching in time to
warn his family , who took refuge
in a cave , just as the crash came.
When they looked out it was to
see their beautiful home wrecked
and a mass of flames. All the
stock in the barn was killed , and
the letter stated "we haven't even
a knife or fork. " It is a greal
loss , but through it all they feel
thankiul that their lives were
Ed Nolte and wife returned
Monday from a week's visit witli
relatives in the western part oi
the state. They expect to leave
next week for their new home ir
Colorado Springs.
Lost Three Cows.
Joseph Shipe , a German farmer ,
living five miles south of town ,
found three of his best cows lying
dead' in the pasture , one dav last
week. It is supposed they had
eaten the young Buckeye plants
that had sprung up in the pasture.
No other cause could be found , as
they showed no symptoms of clo
ver bloat or other ailments.
Will Move Buildings.
We understand that Matt
Schulenbergof Barada is con
templating moving his buildings
from that place to his farm ,
where he will operate a store ,
blacksmith shop , etc. , in fact
tiave a little town all his own.
There are three of these build
ings and are about the best in
Barada. If Mr. Schulenberg
carries out his plans it will be
a great loss to Barada.
Jiase Ball.
Our base ball boys are again
on duty , playing their initiatory
game last Sunday with Mound
City over at Big Lake. The
game was close and exciting , our
boys having the game won until
the ninth inning by a score of
5 to 6 , when an error gave Mound
City two runs , giving them the
game by a score of 6 to 7.
Considering the fact that they
liave just organized and have not
iiad practice , our boys are not
ashamed of the showing they
made Sunday , With the line up
: hey now have we feel sure they
will win their share of the games.
The boys are doing everything
in ther power to furnish a little
amusement for our people this
summer , and it is the duty of
ever } ' citizen , whether they enjoy
ball games or not , to help push
this along. Don't be so narrow
and grouchy as to refuse your as
sistance just because the amuse
ment is not to your liking. You
can at least buy a ticket and give
it to some little fellow who can
have the time of his life at a ball
game. At the very first game
just try paying admission for
some little rooter and see if you
do not have a much better opin
ion of yourself.
Everybody help support our
ball team.
William Carico and Melva Kern
were married in this city Thurs
day afternoon , May 14 , at the
M. E. parsonage , Rev. Mastin
Immediately after the ceremony
the couple left on a short wedding
trip , after which they will be at
home in this city to their many
The bride's home was in Rule ,
where she was considered a most
accomplished young lady and was
very popular among her many
friends. She was a graduate of
the Rule High school of the class
of ' 05 , and has been a very suc
cessful teacher. She also held a
position in this city as clerk in
the store of V. G. Lvford , making
many friends while in that ca
The groom is the son of John
Carico and wife , living north ol
town. He has grown to manhood
in this vicinity , spending most of
his time on his father's farm. He
is a progressive and energetic
young man and bound to succeed
in anything he undertakes.
To the happy young couple the
Tribune joins with a host ol
friends in extending sincere con
At the Christian church next
Sunday Bible school at 9:45 :
Preaching at 8 p. in. Subject of
discourse for evening , " Union
Among God's People. " You are
invited to attend and bring youi
Will Race No More.
The splendid horse " Colonel
Weaver , " owned by Jim Nanslcr
and Spence Foster has made his
last race.
Mr. Natislcr received word
Wednesday morning1 that his
race horse which was on the
Wamsley farm , west of town ,
had received a broken leg by
being1 kicked by another horse.
Veterinarian Halm was called
immediately , vbut found there
was no possible hope for the
poor animal and was compelled
to kill it.
Colonel Weaver had many ad
mirers on the track , having
made some splendid records ,
and that his useful life should
thus be ended is a hard blow to
liis owners , who only a short
Lime ago had been offered a
liandsome price for him , but
could not be induced to part
with their favorite.
High Water.
That this vicinity is to again
be visited by Hoods is very evi
dent. Since the heavy rain of
Wednesday night the news
reaches , us that the water both
at Table Rock and Ilumboldt is
higher than ever before. A
portion of the track between
the two towns is washed out
and railroad service greatly
hindered. It is reported that
at Table Rock the water has
reached the depot , while at
Humboldt it is in the office of
the mill. This building has
been raised since the Hoods of
last year to a point considered
beyond all danger.
Up to the time of going to
press the Ncmaha at this place
was almost bank full , but it is
thought it has about reached
the. limit and that the danger
point isjjassed.
Head Badly Cut.
While discharging- official
duties on Wednesday evening.
Officer McCnmber of Preston
received injuries which will
confine him to his home for
some time.
It happened in this way. Mr.
McCumber , who is an officer in
Preston , interfered with a man
who was brutally beating his
liorse with a heavy .plank. In
the controversy that followed
the man turned on Mr. McCum
ber and struck him on the head
with the stick , cutting a deep
gash. The wounded man came
to this city to have his injuries
dressed , which required several
The assailant was arrested ,
and while we have not heard as
to the outcome of the proceed
ings it is naturally supposed that
justice will be meted out to him.
A Series of Disasters.
That trouble never comes
single is very much in evidence
at the home of Henry Pribbeno ,
who lives on a farm north of
Just Recovering from the
heavy loss sustained last year
by the high waters , his troubles
again began , when about five
weeks ago his home was quar
antined for smallpox. Mr. Prib
beno is a breeder of fine horses
and mules , and has a wide repu
tation made by the excellent
quality of stock he handles , and
it was just when his prospects
were brightest in this line that
his old patrons were forced by
the quarantine to seek service
elsewhere. Then during one ol
our recent storms a large tret
on his farm was struck by light
ning , and thirty-two sheep that
had sought shelter under the
branches were killed by the bolt.
Even this was not the limit , and
a few days ago his finest trot
ting stallion was injured to sucli
an extent that it had to be killed ,
This is enough to discourage
the most optimistic , but through
it all Mr. Pribbeno tries to look
on the bright side and get what
comfort he can out of the old
saying"It is always darkest
before dawn. "
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Rule am
daughter , Nellie , spent Sundaj
with their parents in Salem.
IIcrmsBros. are paying 20c. for
butter fat.
Hats sold at reduced prices at
Patzman Sisters millinery store.
It requires 100 slides to illus
trate Ben Ilur at the Lyric next
Mrs. Peter Kaiser visited
friends in Nebraska City during
the week.
Ilargrave is offering something
to the little folks this week.
Sec his ad.
I. C. Maust returned Wednes
day from a few days spent in
Kansas City.
The graduating class of Verdon
was interviewing Photographer
Knight in this city.
E. M. Rupart was down from
Shubert , Wednesday and made
this office a pleasant call.
Miss Florence Wylie went to
Kansas City one day the first of
the week on a shopping tour.
Sam Kimmel and John Lichty
are serving as jurors in the fed
eral court in Lincoln this week.
Mrs. Lettie Stewart returned
Sunday from a two weeks' visit
with relatives at Fortescuc , Mo.
Do not fjail to get one of the
many bargains in Ladies or Chil-
Iren's hats offered by the PatK-
man Sisters.
Tim Cummings was down from
Dawson on Wednesday. He was
enroute to Omaha , taking the
M. P. to that place.
Wahl & Parchen are talking to
heir customers through their ad
.11 this paper. Look it up and
see what they have to tell you.
A force of men are busily en
gaged grading and putting down
a new concrete walk around the
Gehling bottling works in the
south part of town ,
C. W. Flickinger , E M. Saylor
and Mr. Nicholson came over
"rom Merrill , Kas. , for a few
lours stay in this city. They
made the trip in an automobile.
Cleveland & Son have some
thing good to offer you every
week , and this week is no excep
tion. Look for their special bar
gains advertised in this issue.
The ladies of St. Thomas'
church have been engaged to
serve meals and lunch for the
visitors at the blue rock shoot.
This arrangement insures the
best to be had.
Mrs. Jim Powell and little
Evelyn Morton go to Sabctha ,
Kans. , today to be present at the
commencement exercises , a
nephew of Mrs. Powell being a
member of the graduating class.
Jas. Nausler is hobbling around
on crutches on account of a badly
injured foot , caused from being
kicked by his horse , Col. Weaver.
While ihe injury causes him great
inconvenience , Mr. Nausler con
siders himself lucky to be able to
be around at all.
Bill Dorrington and wife re
turned Wednesday morning from
their extended stay in Washing
ton. While they enjoyed every
minute of their time in the cast ,
they say that their old home looks
awful good to them and they will
be contented to remain here.
WANTIJD Responsible and am
bitious young man or woman tc
learn the watchmaking and en
graving trade. After six months
it will pay $15.00 per week 01
more. Better than shorthand 01
book-keeping , because hours arc
shorter , opportunities greater am :
wages better. Board earned while
learning. Railroad fare paid
Enclose stamp.
Dununui ; ENGKAVING Co.
Dubuque , Iowa.
Phil Hermes returned Sumla ]
from San Francisco , where hi
disposed of a carload of chickens
Mr. Hermes saw the fleet. H <
also had a pleasant visit with oui
Thurston McCoy. He says Thurs
ton is looking fine and enjoyinf
his varied experience , but tha
he thinks he will be ready t <
come home when he has serve *
his time.
Taking Advantage of Nature.
The Rocky Mountain HydroElectric -
Electric company , whose offi
cers arc residents of Kansas ,
have secured the ground and
water rights on the St. Urain
river in Boulder county , Colo. ,
and are making arrangements
to put in dams , water pipes ami
generators tp convey power to
the mining and milling indus
tries in that section. By this
system they are able to harness
nature and deliver power at a
very cheap price. Mr. Thomas
Ewing and Mr. Frank Gillilan
are here explaining the objects
and operation of the company.
Bruno Hansen Injured.
Mrs. Bruno Ilanscn was called
to Omaha on Monday by a mes
sage stating that her husband
had been injured and taken to a
hospital in that city.
All sorts of rumors were
afloat as to the extent of his in
juries and the manner in which -
he was hurl , but it is now
learned that he received his in
juries at the Elk club rooms in
Norfolk , by falling on a foot
scraper and tearing the muscles
of his legs and badly lacerating
the flesh.
While no fears are apprehend
ed as to the final outcome it is
thought he will be confined to
the hospital for several weeks.
Will We Celebrate ?
This is the question that is
heard on all sides. We realize
that the time is short , but if all
would put a shoulder to the
wheel there could yet be a pro
gram prepared for the Fourth of
"July that would draw crowds
from all the surrounding towns.
Auburn ami Ilumboldt are both
arranging for a big time on that
: lay , but that fact need not in
tefere with our plans. There
are enough people to make good
crowds at the three places , and
you can depend on the town
that furnishes the best attrac
lion getting the crowd.
Are our people so taken up
with commercialism that they
[ lave forgotten their patriotism ?
We think not.
We would suggest that the
Commercial club take this mat.
up. All that is needed is some
one to get busy and the balance
will fall in line and show our
neighbors that Falls City is
still on the map.
Initiatory work will be the
order at the I. 0. O. F. hall to-
We are sorry to state that
Uncle Levi Nedrow is danger
ously ill at his home in this
Mrs II. J. Kiel returned home from
Lincoln last Thursday.
Born To W. C. Sloon and wife ,
Sunday , May 17 a son.
Win Mowery of Stella was a busi
ness visitor here Monday.
George Masengale attended the un
veiling at Falls City Sunday.
Anna Bert arrived from Lincoln
Monday for a visit to friends'
Edith Kinney , of Kinney Wells , was
visiting relatives here last week.
Lucy McManus returned to her
home at FalU City last Saturday.
Mrs. Belle Mulligan , of Falls City ,
spent Sunday with W. C. Sloan and
Ephraim Withee and wife of Stella
spent Sunday at the home of W. C.
Sloan and wife.
Mrs John Lecfers entertained the
Misses Amret Hart and Amelia Schra-
der at supper Sunday.
Miss Rlggs , who has been teaching
here for the past nine month's re
turned to her home at Shubert SaturJ >
Misses Fayette and Viva Kinncy ,
two of the teachers here the past year , '
returned Saturday to their home at
Blue Springs.
Mrs. G. D Kntipp entertained Mrs. ' v
Harry Schrader and daughter and ,
Mrs. Dowell of Salem and Mrs. Glen
Bronson , last Tuesday.
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