The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, November 20, 1908, Image 1
The Falls City Tribune. Vol. V FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, NOV EMBER 20, 1008. Number 44 SOCIETY NOTES AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO CIETY EDITOR Various Kinds of Entertainment by Individuals, Lodges, Clubs, Churches, Etc. Mrs. E. L. Sandusky enter-j tains the members of the L- B.T. J club and their husbands at her home this, Thursday evening. Mrs. W. E. Dorrington was hostess to the D. of H. keusing ton Friday afternoon. A large crowd was in attendance and greatly enjoyed the program and nice lunch served. Miss Gillespie entertained a few friends at dinner at the Nat ional, Friday, in honor of her guests, Mrs. Wright and daugh ter Helen, of Tecumseh. A very pleasant time is reported. The Knights and Ladies of Se curity No. 610 spent a very pleas ant evening at their hall Tuesday. Each member and a friend came masked and all present report a jolly good time. Light refresh ments were served Monday afternoon. Mrs. John Hossack entertained the members of the W. R. C- at a kensington. About thirty ladies were present and enjoyed a pleasant afternoon. The hostess was assisted by Mrs. John Spragins and Mrs. C. Fire baugh. A two course luncheon was served. Miss Fannie Beaver enter tained several of her young lady friends at her home Tuesday evening in honor of her birthday. A pleasant evening devoted to games and excellent refreshments was enjoyed. The hostess was presented with many nice tokens by the guests. The members of the Epworth League of the Methodist church were entertained at the home of Mrs. Ed Fisher last Tuesday evening, by the Second Vice President and Missionary Com mittee of the League. The guests expressed themselves as having a delightful evening, which is no more than could be anticipated at the home of Mrs. Fisher. Adam Vogel was the victim of a pleasant surorise one evening last week, given in honor of his birthday. The victim was so busy looking alter his numerous guests at the Union House, that he hadn't even thought of a birth day. but was forcibly reminded of the fact when he was called to the parlor and found the same filled with home folks and a few inti mate friends. A n elegant 6 o’clock dinner was served, and the affair proved a most pleasant oc casion for all. The Faithful Realizing the mutual advan tage of making January 1st a subscription date, our readers have kept the cashier busy the past few days arranging proper credits to that date- Following is a partial list of the satisfied readers who have giaddened the heart of the printer during the past week: Herman Wulf P. H. Jussen Henry Shaw.. Mrs. D. P. Lowe Fred Sebold C. T. Llpoold Herman Tubaeh Fred Gerlt Mrs. H. C. Raker F. P. Page Chas. Litzke G. W. Fisher Emma Grant Fred Meni/.er J. M. Evans John Towle Win, Hayward Geo. Crocker John Tighe John B. Raper E. J. Puryea Charles Smith O. A. Cooper J. C. Yutzy John Hossack L. C. Manger Wirth A W interbottom Almost Completed We are informed that next I week will see the completion of j our new water wrorks system. The well men are here, the mains will1 all be laid by Saturday night and j the standpipe will soon be finish ed. » CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT Lyric Theatre This Week Passes Into New Hands On Monday of this week the Lyric theater of this city changed hands, M. C. Walther of Lincoln assuming the management. W. | F. Pritnley the former manager, will still be with us, acting in ! the capacity of machine operator | at this popular resort, which in sures the same splendid service in the future we have enjoyed in the past. Tuesday evening was opening night under the new management and throughout the entire even ing there was a continuous line of people crowding to get in, and many were turned away unable to gain admittance. On that evening each one was presented with a carnation. Mr. Walther informs us that he will do every thing possible to make the Lyric an attractive piace to spend a pleasant evening. He brs a'readv added a new piano with Miss' Margaret McKievei as pianist and Miss Jessie Paxton will add much to the popularity of the! place by singing at each show. There will be a complete j change of program every Mon-1 day, Wednesday and Friday and \ whenever possible Mr. Waltheri will give some high class vaude ville specialties in addition to the regular program. He is strong in his belief that Falls City is one of the very best locations for such an attraction, and says he is willing to risk the time and money necessary for the success of his venture. We welcome him among us and wish him unbound ed success. The management has secured as a special feature for Monday and Tuesday nights- November 23 and 24, the wonderful picture of the Chicago-Detroit world’s championship base ball game, showing Tinker’s home run and all 'eading players on both teams. This is the first time this picture has been shown outside the large cities and w'as obtained only at a great expense. Base ball fans don't miss this. Increased prices for these nights only 10 and 15 cents. Regular performance. GEORGE HOFFMAN DEAD Death Caused From Injuries Re ceived in Railway Wreck News reached this city- this week that George Hoffman had died in St- Louis last Friday and was buried in Wyuka cemetery at Lincoln on Tuesday. Mr. Hoffman will be remem bered by our people as a fireman on the Pacific plug, he with his family living in this city at that time. He was later transferred to a run from Weeping Water to Lincoln, and moved to the latter place. Last August he was injured in a wreck in Weeping Water, from the effects of which he never re covered. Some time ago he was taken to the company's hospital in St. Louis, where he received the best possible treatment, but to no avail, and death came on the day above stated. His wife and children have i many friends here whosympathize ! deeply with them in their great' sorrow. Cave Satisfaction Many of our people saw his satanic majesty'in the true sense, ! in the rendition of “The Devil"' i at the Gehling Wednesday even ■ ing The attraction has been widely discussed, favorably and ! otherwise, and all were anxious to see for themselves, hence a I . i large crowd was in attendance, I • 1 and we believe we are safe in saying everyone was pleased. CITY IS DARK EACH WIN ONE CAUSED BY BREAK DOWN AT LIGHT PLANT Repairs Now Being Made And All Will Be Running in a Few Days Our city lias had a strenuous time during tlie week all because we slipped back about a quarter of a century in our method ot lighting, caused liv a break bown at the light plant. On Monday night everything was running along smoothly at the plant when without warning there was a crash and the lights went out. The patrons waited patiently for a time thinking the trouble was only temporary but finally began to bring out long discarded lamps, candles, or any thing that would make a light, and these they have been com pelled to use since then. I iiL troub.o wj> cj-Ubcu !>v till i breaking of two pulteys, one on the dynamo and one on the coun tershaft, all brought about by the overloaded condition of the ma chinery. The wreck was com plete, and the only wonder is that some one was not hurt. Every thing possible is being done to get the plant in running order as soon as possible, Patterns were sent immediately to the foundry at Leavenworth and word was received Thursday that the required parts were cast and would be shipped that day, so if all goes well we will have our lights in a day or so. possibly by tomorrow night. It has been known for some time that the load at tin light plant was too heavy for the ma chinery, but it was hoped it would stand the strain until the new plant is in working order, which will be but two or three weeks. They are now wiring ir. for the same and the coal is being un loaded. While this condition lias caused great inconvenience, es pecially to our business men, all know it could not be avoided add are thankful it is no worse. Another Accident While Dr. and Mrs. Miner were riding north of town in the Doc tor's automobile Monday morn ing they encountered a team at the Fred Scholl corner. T h e doctor swung wide from the road giving the entire right of way. The young men in the convey ance turned it into the hedge and finally stepped the horses. The doctor immediately stopped his car and ran to offer any necessary assistance and learned that it was the same team that scared at the Spickler automobile and killed Mrs. Mueller. The occupants of the Spickler car did not know until several hours after the accident that a team had run away, and Dr. Miner says that it he had not chanced to look back lie would have known nothing of it as the team did nothing to indicate dan ger of a run away when he pass-1 ed it last Monday. Died at Her Home in Verdon Mrs. George Bennett died at her home in Yerdori. November 15, aged 07 years, 4 months and 27 days. Besides he husband she leaves three daughters,Mrs. Win. Burns, Mrs. Willard Yoils and Miss Grace. Mrs. Bennett has been in poor health for man}’ months, and everything that mortal hands could do was done to relieve her of her suffering but to no avail. Mrs. Bennett was a good Christ ian woman and for many years was an active worker in the Christian church. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones who mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. The funeral was conducted from the Christian church and the remains were laid to rest in Prairie Union cemetery. AUBURN SHOWS TRICK NOT KNOWN BY OUR BOYS Two Good Basket Ball Games Played at the •Gym" Last Saturday Afternoon Two mighty fust basket ball games were played between om girls and boys against the Auburn j teams at the •‘gym’’ last Saturday. It seems hardly necessary to say (that out girls won their game, as tiny always win. In fact we will | back our girl team against any high school in the west. To iiieiiUou individuals in this game would he an injustice unless we t*poke of all. There never was a minute that something wasn’t doing and Falls City girls were always doing 1 r. The final score was 211 to 12 in favor of Falls City. lint the boys game! U • !s f tui u tl out to | I ty a nice imly like game lint Auburn was going “rough lions*-'’from the sound of the whistle. A new man tiy the name of Allen playing, with Annum was fouling in season and out In fact this young man com mitted eight in about as many minutes. The referee constantly called him down and eventually threatened to put him out of the game. Nevertheless he was piny tug a game that was a revelation to our team and the first half showed Fh 11 b City hopelessly in the rear. When the second half started there was a different stoty, how ever. Our boys went in to meet Auburn at h*-r own game. When ever* An burn “start* d anything’’ there was a Falls City boy on the spot to hnish it. As a result our team put it all over them, Mr. Allen and all, in the second half. The efforts, how ever. strenuous as they were could not quite overcome Auburn’s Fail and the game ended 154 to 2b in favor of Auburn. Now comes the sequel. The crack player Allen was a “ringer,” l nder the rules lie was not en titled to play at all. When this was discovered it was called to Auburn’s attention by a letter from Pmf. Hurst and Auburn confessed and asked that the game be forfeited to Falls City. It is a nice thing to have your boys win a game, but is it worth enough to teach high school stu dents to win even though you have to be crooked to do it. Help the Needy The season of the year is upon us when in house cleaning a great many useful things are found which if properly placed would do a great amount of good. In the general clean up, if you find clothing, bedding or anything 1 which can be used by those less fortunate lay it aside and inform Humane Officer Hcrshey and he will call for the same and dis tribute it where it is most needed. “Faust" The old favorite, “Faust" as presented by' the Porter .1.White company at the Gebling on on Friday evening, proved a good attraction. The fact that I it has been presented to our people a number of times, seem-j ed to detract from the interest1 usually manifested, but the! company is a good one, and' worthy a warm reception wher-1 ever it appears. Came Back Home Henry Fisher of Verdon, who I recently whs taken to the asylum at Lincoln for treatment, appear-; ed at his home on Monc ay even- \ ing. As reported to us he made his escape from the asylum, com-1 ing as far as Salem on the train and walking from there to Verdon. PRELIMINARY TRIAL State Asks Continuance After Swearing Witnesses Tilt* preliminary trial of Otis! Spickler for running tin automo- j bile carelessly and causing thej death cf .Mrs. Mueller on Satyr-1 day, Nov. 7th, was held in part be-1 foredudge Falstcad Monday moru ing. Several witnesses were ex amined by tin* state among whom were Fred Foehlinger, Frank Idli ng. Walter Haddix and Mr. Reis ch ek. Mr. Foehlinger testified that lie was coming to town with a load of corn and was about '20(> feet from tin* accident when it occurred. He said that he knew Spickler, but when called upon to pick him out from the crowd in the room he selected the wrong man. He also said that Spickler gave all the road to Mr. and Mrs. Mueller, and that they turned out of the road for Spickler. The substance of Ins testimony* was that the horses were showing signs of fright ami that Mr. Mueller,who was driving, [lulled the team into a ditch to the right of tin* road which threw Mr. Mueller out of the buggy. When Mr.Mueller fell out the lines drop ped under the heels of the team and they started to run away, eventually throwing Mrs. Mueller out. Mr. riilig testified as to the speed of the automobile when lie passed it about a half mile from the accident. Mr. Uhlig knew nothing of the accident until lie came to where the body of Mrs. Mueller was lying. Mr. Haddix was work ng on the new stand pipe and saw the acci dent but knew nothing of whether Spickler was negligent or not ns he was too far away. Will Holt and Mr. Reiscliick arrived at the scene of the tragedy a few minutes after it occurred and measured the buggy tracks which showed that the team did not shy out of the road but was evidently pulled out into the ditch by the driver. At this time the attorneys for the state asked a continuance un til Mr. Mueller is sufficiently re covered to testify, Mr Spickler’s attorney readily consented and the case was continued until the 30th of this month. The Jubilcee are Coming Don't fail to hear Carter’s famous Carolina .Jubilee Sing ers at the Gehling Theatre on Thursday evening-, November 26, This is the third number in the Palls City Lecture course and should draw a larg'e crowd. “The Original Carolina Jubi ilee Singers gave a concert full ol sparkle and life and kept their audience in good humor all the time. Encores were constant and were responded to graciously. This is a company that cannot be exceeded and they have noi a single part tak en by anyone except a star singer. The baritone, Mr. Dougdass, was brought back I four times on a single piece.’’—j Rockford (111.) Morning Star. Admission 35, 25 and 15 cents. Work in the First Tonight, Friday, the I. O.O.F. lodge will put on First degree work under the new ritual. The I team has l>een working hard and 1 we predict an exhibition which cannot be surpassed in the state. Let every member be present. Christian Church The subject for Sunday morn ing will be “The Right Use of the Lord's Day.” In the even ing, “What Think ye of Christ in the light of the problem of chances as it applies to some of the prophets.’- Rev. Beattie will preach both sermons. All are welcome. A SAD TRAGEDY VERDON THE SCENE OF A HOR RIBLE ACCIDENT Clyde Wells Accidently Shot And Killed By His Little Six Year-Old Brother doom was cast over our neighboring town of Verdon, on Saturday evening when the sad news was spread that Clyde Wells, the ten year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. .las. Wells had been accidently shot by his little six year old brother. The little fellows were play ing in the yard when some hunt ers in passing threw them what they supposed was a dead shell The boys went into the house and got their fathers’s shot gun and loaded it with the shell. Their mother was sitting in the room with a baby on her lap, and noticing the boys with the gun, went to take the wear *n from them, when the youny ,* one started to run and in some manner the gun was discharged the load striking Clyde in the left side of the head. Medical aid was summoned at once but nothing could be done. The accident happened nt about 5:30 p. rn. and just four hours later the little fellow was relieved of his sufferings. The stray shot struck the mother and little baby but with no bad effects. it was a most terrible shock to the fond parents, one which time alone can overcome. The funeral was conducted from the home Sunday afternoon and the reryuins interred in the V erdon cemetery. PRETTY SOUVENIRS A Number Received By C. McCoy From Japan We have tins week had th> pleasure o f examining several souvenirs from Japan, received by Mrs. C. McCoy from In r son Thurston, which are most inter esting and tend to at once dispel the idea so prevalent among the masses, that the Japs are far lie hind their American cousins,when in fact they are their equal in many ways. One of the collection is tlit* “Miyage,” a souvenir of the l . S. battleship fleets visit to Yokohotna. It is the work of the ‘‘Miyage’’ Publishing office, and from a printer’s standpoint is a work of art. It is a book of 150 pages and tells of the tremendous growtli of that country from the time of Commodore Perry’s second visit in February, 1854, until the pres ent day, ami each page is a revela tion. Then there is “A Guide to the Imperial Government of Rail ways of Japan,” with beautiful half tones of all the places of in terest, but trie prettiest of all is a free pass given to the members of the fleet by the Imperial Govern ment Railways. The pass is in a beautiful hand embroidered and painted folder in a silk case orna mented with a pretty mingling of Old Glory and the Japanese flag. There are many other things of interest in the collection which can only be appreciated by view ing them, and Mrs. McCoy is to be congratulated upon t li e many things of interest she is gathering together by the thoughtfulness of Thurston during his many trips. Al Burgner Injured On Wednesday while helping Pierce Pabb load his car at the Burlington depot Al Burgner was so unfortunate as to fall and break three ribs and otherwise bruise himself quite badly. The injured man was taken to Dr. Houston's office were he received medical attention. He will be cared for in this city until he is able to be removed to his home.