The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, November 13, 1908, Image 1
The Falls City Tribune. Vol. V FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, NOV EMBER 13, 1908. Number 43 SOCIETY NOTES AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO CIETY EDITOR Various Kinds of Entertainment by Individuals, Lodges. Clubs, Churches, Etc. A hack load ot L, B.T.’s drove to Geo. Boon’s farm south of town on Tuesday and spent the day in feasting and a general good time. Miss Pearl Lawrence give a fine program in addition to a box social at the school house, east of town, where she teaches, Friday night. A large crowd was pres ent and all enjoyed a pleasant evening. They realized the neat sum of $20 Mrs. Win. Carico planned a surprise for her husband on Fri day evening and invited about twenty-five of their friends in to remind him that he had reached another mile-stone in his life. The evening was devoted to cards and at an appropriate time an elegant lunch was served. The Ladies’Home and Foreign Missionary society of the Metho dist church will give a ten cent social at the home of Mrs. Dr. Kerr this evening (Friday.) It will be a “Mum” social, each guest to remain quiet for fifteen minutes after entering. Those having the affair in charge prom ise a pleasant evening. All are cordially invited A special session of the W. R. C. was held Wednesday, when the state inspector. Mrs. Goul, of Beatrice was present to witness the initiatory work. A splendid supper was served, to which the members of the G. A. R. were invited, and the evening was de voted to a general good time, which was enjoyed to the utmost by the large crowd present. The members of the Royal Neighbor lodge of this city, load ed themselves in hay racks on Thursday evening and drove to the home of John Carico north of town, taking that worthy couple by surprise. The guests wore masks and it was some time be fore the host and hostess were able to penetrate the disguises of the intruders. The evening was a most pleasant one, and will long Vie remembered by those present. Sorosis met Wednesday after noon with Mrs. Morsman as host ess. A very interesting paper on “Ireland, It’s History,’’ was read by Mrs. C. Hargrave. An excel lent paper on “Famous Irishmen of America and the World,’’ was read by Mrs. W. W. Jenne. Mrs. Varner’s resignation as treasurer of the club was accepted. Mrs. Ewalt was elected to fill the va cancy. Miss Sarah Morsman fav ored the club with a vocal solo, “The Shoogy-Shoo. ’ which was greatly appreciated. The Misses Morsman were guests of the club. The next meeting will be with Mrs- Giannini November 25. The Woman’s Auxiliary of St. Thomas church met with Mrs. P. H. Jussen on Monday evening, with a good number in attendance After the opening exercises the guests responded to roll call with quotations from the Psalms. The lesson was on missionary work in Sandwich Islands. Rev. Neide gave a very interesting historical talk on these islands and the na ture and growth of the work done there. Mrs. T. L. Himmel reich also read a short paper on the same topic. The subject was then open for general discussion, which was entered into with great zeal by the members. After the lesson the hostess served nice refreshments. The next meeting will be with Miss Keeling, when a continuation of the same sub ject, with Mrs. John Crook as leader, will be the program. About seventy-five ladies gath ered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. , W. A. Greenwald Wednesday * afternoon in response to invita tions issued to meet Mrs. Guy Greenwald. The beautiful home on Harlan street was elaborately decorated with cut flowers—car nations, chrysanthemums pre dominating. Prof. Harnack.s orchestra from Hiawatha was stationed in the upper hall and entertained the guests during the afternoon with splendid musical selections. In the receiving line at the foot of the wide staircase were Mrs. W. A. Greenwald,Mrs. Guv Greenwald, Mrs. S. P. Gist of Salem, and Mrs. Ray Gist of IIumboklt. Assisting the hostess throughout the rooms were Mesdames W. S. Fast. F. Parch en, W. S- Leyda. Will Schmelzel, and Misses Ly ford, Maddox.Patz-j man, Snyder. Hutchins, Slocum, j and Parchen. In the dining room elegant refreshments were served. Upon leaving this room Miss Nellie Schock presented each guest with a carnation On Wednesday evening a large party of ladies and gentlemen were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Greenwald in a similar manner. The appointments of both affairs marked them as the most sumptu ous and complete of any ever given in the city. TO LEAVE FALLS CITY J. P Varner To Be Transfered To Beloit, Kansas It is with deep regret that we learn we are going to lose our genial Missouri Pacific agent- as he is going to be transfered to Beloit, Kansas, and will move there as soon as orders arc re ceived from headquarters. Mr. and Mrs. Varner during their several years resilience in this city have made many warm triends here, all of whom will be sorry to lose them. Mr. Varner in his capacity as agent at the Missouri Pacific depot has always been most obliging and in the opinion of our people, it will be hard to find another to take his place. Mrs. Varner is one of our leaders in church and social cir cles and will be greatly missed by her many friends. Our best wishes go with them. A CLOSE CALL Frank Elshire Run Into By An Automobile While on his way to Verdon Saturday evening about eight o’clock, Frank Elshire, who was driving a single rig, was run into by Emerson Bowers who was driv ing an automobile. The horse ran away throwing Mr. Elshire into the hedge causing painful bruiseB and a badly sprained back. The buggy and harness were torn to pieces and ihe horse badly cut in a wire fence. There were no lights on the machine which is the direct cause of the accident. “The Devil" Franz Molnar’s beautiful play “The Devil,” which is arousing so much interest in the large cities of the United States and Europe will be presented by an excellent company at the Gehliug in this city on Wednesday evening, Nov. 18th. Thousands have read the book and its dramatization has been the talk of two continents, and no wonder. The brilliant Hungarian writer, whose wondrous knowledge has contributed a story that is human to the core. It holds the audience in vise like grip, un til the fall of the curtain on the last act No one should miss see ing The Devil. It teaches a most beautiful lesson and makes every one think of the good that they can do in life. AN AWFUL END MRS. AUGUST MILLER VICTIM OF HORRIBLE ACCIDENT Automobile Causes Runaway Which Results in Death of One of Our Honored Citizens Our citizens were again forci bly reminded of the uncertainty of this transitory" life, when on Saturday last just before dinner, Mrs. August Miller, wife of one of our old and highly respected farmer’s, without a moment's warning, was hurled into eternity, and her husband all but accom panying her on her long journey. When the news reached the city, a large crowd hurried to the scene of the accident, and the particulars, as near as can be learned are these: Mr. and Mrs. August Miller, who live about six miles north ol the city, were on their way to town on their usual Saturday’s trip. They were driving two horses hitched to an ordinary spring wagon. When near the High school they met Otis Spick ler with his automobile and the horses became frightened, and Mr. Miller lost control of them and they began to run. They had not gone far when Mr. Miller was thrown from the wagon, but his wife still tried to stop the frightened team which by this time was going at breakneck speed, but in turning a corner she too was thrown out, alighting on her face and head with such force as to crush it almost beyond Rec ognition. Parties who were im mediately behind hastened to her but found that the poor woman was no more, death having been almost instantaneous. Mr. Miller, despite Ins awful fall, got up and walked to where his wile was lying, but upon find ing her dead, fell to the ground unconscious in which condition he remained for several hours. He was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herman Wulf,and the doctors summoned, who tound that aside from being badly bruis ed he had three ribs broken, and for a time his life hung almost by a thread, as it was feared that internal injuries would prove fatal, but we are glad to say he is now improving nicely. A coroner’s inquest was held over the remains of Mrs. Miller, and the following verdict render ed: VERDICT The State of Nebraska. /_ gg Richardson County, 1 At inquisition holden at Falls City, Neb.,in Richardson County, the 7th day of November, A. D. 1908, before me, Dr. Geo. W. Reneker, coroner of said county, upon the body of Mrs. August Miller lying dead, by tlie mrors whose names are hereto subscrib ed, the said jurois upon their oath do say tliar Mrs. August Miller came to her death by be ing thrown from a spring wagon which was hitched to a team of horses that had become frighten ed at an automobile which was being carelessly and negligently driven by one Otis Spickler. II. C- Barton, Simon Beaciiy, B- F- Morgan. War. Hutchins, Henry Gekdes, Geo. A. Abbott. In testimony whereof the said jurors have hereunto set their hands the day and year aforesaid. attest: Dr. Geo. W. Reneker, Coroner. Otis Spickler, the owner and driver of the machine, is a young farmer who lives in Barada pre cinct. He says he did not know of the accident until he was ad vised by telephone, and he at once returned to town. At the pre liminary which followed several witnesses were called, and the young man was bound over to the district court, when the facts will be brought to light The funeral of Mrs. Miller was held Monday afternoon from the German Lutheran church six miles northeast of town, conduct ed by Rev. Engel brecht. Dorother Waskow was born in Wilhelimer, Germany, April 2‘>. 1845 where she remained until 1857 when with her parents she came to America, settling in Illinois, living there until 1S<>4 when they moved to Minnesota. In 1870 they went to Iowa, and on July (> of the same year she was married to August Miller. In 187‘> they removed to Oregon, but only for a short time, coming back the same year and settling in Richardson county near Ver don, on a farm where they liyed continuously until her tragic end. Eight children blessed this happy union, five girls and three boys, three of whom have pre ceded her to the great beyond There remains besides her hus band. two sons and three daugh ters to mourn the loss of a loving helpmeet and a kind and indul gent mother. The children are William and Herman Miller,Mrs. Herman Wulf, Mrs. Chas. Eick liofT of this city and Mrs. A.lvin Dietrich of Plainview, Nebraska. She also leaves ten grand child ren, three brothers in Iowa and two sisters, one in South Dakota, and one in Minnesota. The brothers were present at the last sad rites but it was impossible for the sisters to be here. The sorrowing ones have the deepest sympathy of the entire community in their great grief. TAFT RATIFICATION Big Demonstration at Humboldt Monday Night That the republican citizens of our sister town of Humboldt were pleased at the general results of the recent election, was proven conclusively on Monday night when one of the most enthusiastic rallies imaginable was held in that city. There was a big parade beaded by Kolo Avery who weighs 470 pounds and "Babe" Tucker, the jolly traveling man who tips the scales at 450, then followed tlie bauds, gun clubs, flambeau club, floats, etc., that go to make up a parade suitable for such occasions. After the parade there was a gen eral good time for everybody. It was a great nigbt for Humboldt and the* immense crowd that took part in tne jollification. FELL IN TUB OF WATER Little Child Has Narrow Escape From Drowning Mable, the little 4-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Sperry, fell backward into a tub of water on Tuesday, and when discovered by the mother, life was almost extinct, but after much bard work the little one was re vived. She was very sick for eev eral hours, but is again all right. It was a narrow escape and gave the fund parents an awful fright. Union Thanksgiving Service The ministers had a meeting Monday afternoon at the Union House, when among other things discussed, arrangements were made for a united Thanksgiving service for the city. The service will be held in the German Kvan gelical church, commencing at 10:30 a. m.and the special sermon will be preached by Rev. G. F. Reichel. The public is cordially invited to be present. South Plug to Carry Mail Beginning yesterday the south bound M. P. plug put on the mail service. This convenience for the present will not be given us on the north bound train, but it is hoped that will come later. TOOK THE CASH EARL RAMSEY NOW IN JAIL ON CHARGE OF THEFT Stole $45 From Dave Ransom But Was Soon Arrested by Our Officers On Monday evening Karl Ram sey, son of >11)1111 Ramsey of Ibis city, wan arrested on a warrant is sued by Dave Ransom and upon investigation the following facie were brought out: Ramsey had been working for Ransom, and on the day in ques tion the latter had considerable money on his person, which fact was known by Ramsey, li is re ported that Ransom had been im bibing quite freely, and in the evening Ramsey took him home and when the opport unity present ed itself relieved him of $45. When Ransom awakened he at once missed the cash and sur mised where it had gone. He was so strong in his belief that lie at once had Ramsey arrested. The ollicors then visited different places in town where he had spent the money and learned that he bad given Harry Perkins $10 to keep for him. With all this evi dence at hand, Ramsey realized his predicament and when he wns taken before the justice he at once plead guilty and was taken to jail, where he is now waiting the next session of court, when be will learn iiis fate. 0 SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION Interesting Session Held in This City Thursday As we go to press delegates from over the county are arriv ing to attend the Sunday School convention in session here in the Methodist church, and indi cations point to a splendid meeting. There were three sessions and each was replete with both in structive and interesting talks and discussions. Both dinner and supper were served in the basement of the church for the pleasure and comfort of the vis itors. We have not the time to give a detailed report but feel we are safe in saying the meeting will be a successful one, "CORNHUSKING" VACATION Business College Students to Have A Week Off Next week the students of Falls City Business College will enjoy their annual “cornhusk ing’’ vacation. The purpose of this week’s vacation is to allow those students who hail from the farm, the opportunity to help gather the corn crop at home while they are resting(?.) There are a number of new students contemplating enroll, ing at the College immediately after this vacation week, hav ing retrained from doing so earlier on accouni of the late crop. Here’s betting they’ll all be telling those 100 busnels-a-day stories. __ Special Session Likely Gov. Sheldon is communicating with til! members of the legisla ture, with the idea of calling a special session of that body for the purpose of passing a county op tion bill. The governor’s idea of county option is that in order to have sa loons in the cities and towns, the same must be determined by a three-fifths vote, and if the county votes against saloons then there can be no saloon run in any town j in that county. The special session will be watchec with interest by all, as all are more or less interested in the great question of county option. INTERESTING LECTURE Dr. Bailey Gave Instructive Talk at Presbyterian Church The lecture given by l)r, Bailey at the Presbyterian church Tues day evening, drew a fair sized crowd, and all pronounced (he talk both instructive and enter ta'uing. Mr. Bailey's residence of live years among the Mormona in I tali has given him a thorough know ledge of their customs and insti tutions, and his ability to impart this knowledge to Ins hearers, made his subject, "The Mormon Church, Its History and Practice,’’ one of more than ordinary inter est. His talk whs along the line of the relation of the church to the noted Mountain Meadow massacre, and the mauy good ihings he said will always he remembered by his hearers. The proceeds if the lecture went to the church fund Htid a nice sum was added to the treas ury. TO MEET IN HIAWATHA Republicans to Celebrate Their Re cent Kansas Victory As h fitting recognition of their recent victory, tlm republicans of Kansas are arranging for a ratifi cation meeting to be held in Hia watha on Nov. 24th. Many noted republicans will lie there ami a general good time is expected. The principal feature w II be an elaborate bauquet, and C. F. Reavis of this city has accepted an invitation from the committee to deliver the address. Kansas has much to be proud of and we bespeak a big lime in Hiawatha on the 24th. Broke Her Arm Little Suzane, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brecht is the first victim of the roller skate craze which has struck the chil dren in this city. While skating Tuesday afternoon she fell break ing both bones of the right arm just above the wrist. While the accident will deprive her of her pleasure for n time, Su zane is plucky and was in her place at school Wednesday. Skating on our sidewalks :s he. ing indulged in to such an extent by the children, as to become almost a nuisance, and the only wonder is that more arg u'»t in jured, hikI that seriously. Died at Hanover. Kansas On Friday,November f>,Grand pa Mallean died at the home of bis son, George Mallean, near Hanover, Kansas. Bernhardt Mallean was born in Germany, March 2, 1830. Funeral services were held from the home Sun day afternoon. The deceased was well known by many of our readers, having made his home with his daugh ter, Mrs. L. J. Hitchcock, near this city, for a number of years. The bereaved ones have our sympathy. Another Clew Chief Marts informs us that during the past week fifteen watches have been found in a ra vine near Weeping Water, which have been identified as part of the property stolen from the Stella jewelry store. A number of 2-cent stamps were also found at the same place, which is pretty strong evidence that the Stella and Straussville robberies were committed by the same parties. A Freak A lreak possum was caught | in the hills near Barada this ' week and brought to this city. It is pure white, the first of the kind ever seen in these parts, j It is now the property of R<>b | Rule who will have it mounted ! and add it to lus collection of I curiosities.