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    ,rtsecti°n The Falls 0ity Tribune. ,,a*es■to8
Vol. V FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DLCHMBIIR 11, 1908. Number 47
SOCIETY NOTES
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
CIETY EDITOR
Vt ious Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges. Clubs,
Churches, Etc.
The Presbyterian Juniors were
entertained at the home of John
Sellers on Saturday afternoon. It
was a taffy pull party and the
forty guests present enjoyed it
highly.
The W. C. T. U. will meet next
Wednesday afternoon witn Mrs.
V. G. Lyford. This is the time
tor the quarterly silver free will
offering. It is hoped there will
be a good attendance.
The Friends in Council will
meet this Friday evening with
Mrs. Simon Davies. The place
of meeting was changed from the
regular program, made necessary
by other arrangements, but it is
earnestl}' hoped that all members
will be present.
Vm. Deuchler planned a pieas
ant surprise for Otto Keiger on
Tuesday evening in honor of his
birthday. About thirty young
people were present ,and report
an excellent time- A splendid
lunch was served and at a late
hour all went home wishing Mr
Rieger manv more happy birth
days
A pleasant time will no doubt
be the program at the home of
Mrs. C. M. Wilson this (Friday) I
when the Misses Hand,Lookabill,
Field and Agnew will entertain
the lady teachers of our public
schools- It is to be a “childs”
affair and each guest is requested
to dress in children’s costume.
The Womans Club held its
regular meeting last week at the
home of Mrs. Fenton. There was
a good attendance and a splendid
program- Miss Schoenheit had
the first number, a sketch of Kev
in. and two piano solos by this
composer, which were exception
ally well rendered. Two papers
on Luther Burbank, the scientist
and plant wizard, was the feature
of the afternoon. The first a
personal sketch, touching on the
individuality and characteristics
•of this man, by Mrs. Cameron,
was very interesting. What Bur
bank has done,by Mrs. Simanton,
sr., was one of the most instruc
tive papers written by a club
member this year. It was com
plete in every way, leaving no
questions unanswered in the
minds of her hearers. The tell
ing of the process by which Bur
bank created the Bhasta Daisy
. ith illustrations of the same was
especially good. The club will
i eet Dec. 15th with Mrs. Keller.
Miss Myrtle Kamel gave a linen
slower at her home Friday even
ing in honor of Miss Virgie Mead
The hostess spared no pains in
making the affair botli attractive
and pleasant. The bouse was
profusely decorated with cupids
and hearts, and the program was
most original and unique. The
dining table was very pretty, the
place cards being small hearts
attached to ribbons leading to the
center piece, a cupid surrounded
by hearts which contained the
fortune of each guest. Those
present were requested to draw a
picture of the groom and write a
description of the wedding trip.
These made an interesting book
which was presented to the bride
elect- She was also given a num
ber of letters written by the
guests, to be opened at stated in
tervals after marriage. It was
indeed a pleasant affair and will
lorg be remembered by those pre
sent. The out of town guests
were Misses Lela and Irene Spur
ock, Beula and Mary Kussell and
Olive Tilden of Salem and Mrs.
t ilenn Bronson of Shubert.
CITY COUNCIL
Busy Sessions Held During The
Past Week
The city council met in regular
session on Monday night and
transacted in toll important busi
ness. Bills to the amount of
$10,589.08 were allowed on the
different funds. On a motion by
Hahn and seconded by Gelding,
it was decided that the council
ask R. 0. Wood, our electrician,
to take a state board examination
and note his qualifications as to
electrical and steam engineering.
The bonds of D. I). Reavis, L.
1’. Wirth and H. I. Hahn as park
commissioners were approved and
accepted.
The report of the cliautauqua
board was received and accepted
and the sum of $205 due the city,
ordered paid to the city treasurer
and credited to the general fund.
John Powell was granted per
mission to erect a brick building
with metal roof on lot 16, block
70.
On motion of Reichers, second
ed by Hahn the council was order
ed to follow instructions given by
the city attorney regarding Joseph
A. Borteulanger's contract with
city and that the entire council,
mayor, city engineer or any other
competent engineer upou whom
the council may agree, go to the
electric light plant and check
specifications in detail before ac
cepting plant.
A warrant was ordered issued
on city treasurer to pay for deed
to lot purchased by park commit
tee in addition to lots now owned
by city for park purposes to the
amound of $112 50. After the
usual amount of discussion the
council adjourned.
THEY WENT LOADED
Fred Sayre and Wife Leave Their
Friends Holding the Sack
Fred Sayre, a barber who has
been working in the city for some
time, quietly ieft town Saturday
night taking his wife with him.
Of course this was their privilege
but they overstepped their rights
when they loaded up with other
people’s property.
They had been boarding at the
city hotel, and when they failed to
put in an appearanc on Sunday,
inquiry was made and it was learn
ed they had left town, and it was
soon found that they went loaded.
Mrs. Shields is unable to say
just what she has lost, as every
day new discoveries are made, but
so far she has missed a great deal
of clothing, bed linen and towels
and a $12 board bill. The couple
also bought groceries from F. E.
Schmidt to the amount of nearly
eight dollars and there are numer
other victims around town.
Sheriff Fenton soon scented the
trail and located the pair at Valley
Falls, Kansas, and he and Mr.
Shields left Thursday morning
for Horton, where they will
meet the couple and justice be
given them.
Shelving Broke
One of the shelves in the back
show case in the jewelry store of
Davies & Owens, broke Saturday
evening and caused quite a smash
up in his elegant line of cut glass
and china. The loss to these gen
tlemen was about §50, but with
such an immense stock as is car
ried by this firm the Christmas
shoppers will not notice the va
cancy.
Marriage License
Henry Stephens, St. Deroln. 24
Minnie Carter, Dawson. 22
Isaac Phillips, Verdon. MO
Mrs, Daisy Goolsby, Verdon. 24
Emery Stanley, South Omaha. 29
Eva Cooper, Humboldt. ,... 25
Earl Wilson, Stella. 21
Viola Croll'ord, Stella. 21
Lester Miller. Shubert . 25
Hose Weick, Shubert. 21
DEATH RECORD
THE GRIM REAPER CLAIMS TWO
VICTIMS THIS WEEK
Rev. Englebrecht and William Nie
meyer Called to join the Great
Majority
Rev Otto H. Englebrecht died
at his home, six miles north of
this city December 4, l')0S, aged
31 years, 10 months and 2 days.
Deceased had been a minister
of the German Lutheran church
north of this citv, and was loved
by every member of his congre
gation.
He was untiring in his efforts
for good and in ministering to
the wants of his fellowmen. and
it will be hard to till the vacancy
thus caused by the seeming un
timely death of this much needed
man. He leaves no family.
The high regard in which he
was held by the people was evin
ced bv the manner in which the
church rallied to the help and
support of their pastor, meeting
all expenses attending his death
and burial.
The funeral was conducted De
cember 6, by Rev. Bartz and the
remains shipped to Chicago, his
boyhood home.
William Niemeyer died at his
home in this city on Sunday, De
cember 6th, after only a short ill
ness, aged 71 years, 5 months and
9 days. Deceased was born in
Griezen, Hanover, Germany,June
27, 1837. He came to America
at an early age and many years
ago came to this county and set
tled on a farm near this city,mak
ing adecided success of his chosen
vocation. About two years ago
he gave up active farm life and
moved to this city,and has always
been numbered among our most
respected citizens. He leaves a
widow and three sons, Charles,
William and Henry, and one
daughter. Mrs.Gus Lippold all of
this county, who will ever cherish
the memory of a kind husband
and father.
Funeral services were conduct
ed from the home Wednesday
afternoon and the remains were
laid to rest in the Steele cemetery.
ARM CRUSHED
Warren Briggs Injured While Shell
ing Corn Near Stella
An accident took place at tlie
home of S. T. Banks near Stella
on Saturday, and as a result War
ren Briggs’ arm was so badly
crushed that amputation was nec
essary.
Mr. Briggs was helping in the
corn shelling, and in attempting
to adjust a defective oil pipe his
mitten was caught in the cogs
thus drawing his arm between
them. The arm was badly crush
ed and the hand almost cut off.
Drs. from Stella and Auburn were
summoned but could do nothing
to save the injured member and
it was amputated about two inches
below the elbow.
Elect Officers
At h regular meeting of the M,
W. A. held on Tuesday evening,
the followingoflicerB were elected:
J. V. Kottmaon— V.
E. Coatuey—VV, A.
O. WV’htel—Clerk.
C. M. Wilson—Banker.
John Ross—Watchman.
A. J. Windle—Sentry.
Samuel Marts—Janitor.
After lodge closed a bau<|Oet
was served and n social evening
enjoyed.
Elks Have Busy Session
The Elks had a busv and in
teresting time at their hail Thurs
day night, initiation being the
program. The candidates were
J. L. Hopkins, Lewis Edwards,
Glenn McMillan, Joe Miles. 3r.,
and Alex Leo. From all reports
there must have been something
doing.
IS A SURE THING
THE CHAUTAUQUA FOR 1909 IS
NOW ASSURED
Officers Elected at an Interesting
Meeting at the Court House
Tuesday Evening
i -
In answer to a call issued by the
president, a meeting of the stock
holders of the Falls City Chautau
qua association was held at the
court house Tuesday evening. A
number >f interested citizens were
also present and a general discus
sion of the Chautauqua question
was taken up. All were enthu
siastic and the present prospects
are that one of the very best chati
tauquas will be held in this city
next year.
A board of managers consisting
of the following members were
elected:
John Liehty, president.
Dr. Keneker, vice-president.
K. R. Teeter, secretary.
W A. (• reenwald, treasurer.
George Holland,
It was the voice of those pres
ent that this board act independ
ently ns regards the talent, and
they are now busily engaged ar
ranging a strong and entertaining
program. The date has not yet
been decided upon,
Treasurer YV.A. Greeuwald pre
sented the following report of the
last chatitauqua.
To Falls City Chautauqua Asso
ciation, Falls City, Neb. —I beg to
make the following report of re
ceipts and disbursements for 1908
chautampia and balance on hands
for previous year to-wit:—
Total ticket sale per Holladays report $3,2o4.0<»
Due Mr, Holladay a« per contract. *2,500.00
Ain’t divided between Holladay/’AHso. $704.00
Associations part '? of $704.00 . $352.00
Holladay «■ • ' pnrk and auditorium doo.oo
Concession receipts. lu9.00
Rental for Tents. . II4.ho
Holladay H Custer bill 2.00
Total receipts on part of Asso $h77.no
Raid Kilgos Mfg. Co. for tents .... $100.20
Expenses as per vouchers 240.HO
Paid cits uae ol Paik to
$612.41
Net amount due Association $205.36
Tickets sold and paid for 1906 o.OO
Balance from 1W Chautauqua 41.56
Total amount now in hand of Treas $512.02
The above total is deposited in the Falls City
State bank on a time certificate of deposit draw
ing 3 per cent interest.
W. A. (iKRKNWALD, Treasurer.
We, the auditing cornmitte have
this day checked all the items
above, found them correct as set
fourth in the treasurer’s report.
We also find that the officers of the
association did all the work con
nected with the association free
of charge and that not a single
penny was used for their own pur
pose. John L. Cleaver,
J. H. Hitchinos,
Auditing Committee.
TO THE FRONT
John Crook Received News of Im
portant Promotion
John Crook,our city engineer,
this week received a letter, the
contents of which caused a thrill
of justifiable pride, not only to
himself but all his triends. It
was from New York and signed
by the national secretary of the
American Society of Civil Engi
neers, announcing the fact that
John had been promoted to the
j next highest membership in the
| association. Mr, Crook has
! been, a junior in the society for
I some time, and this last honor
| has been gained only by deep
! study and hard work, and there
; are but four others in Nebraska
: who have succeeded in passing
; the rigid examinations.
There is but one more mem
bership in ihe association to
| strive for, and as this must be |
j gained before the age of thirty
live years. we are confident Mr.
! Crook will be one of the few
successful ones as he has six
j years in which to prepare hiin
I sell,
| John's many friends congrat
j ulate him upon the fruits of his
ihard study and efforts.
A PLEASANT AFFAIR
Mrs.T.J.Gist Entertains Her Friends
With Musical Program
Mrs. T. J. Gist was hostess to
the Sorosis club and a number of
invited guests on Wednesday af
ternoon. As it was the only pro
gram during the year which was
given entirely to music, Mrs. Gist
had full charge of it. About 50
ladies assembled including t h e
following out of town guests:
Mesdames Cooper and Liggett of
Humboldt; Mrs. Basil Boyle of
St- Louis and Miss Winifred
Rapier of Chicago.
After a piano solo by Miss
Anna Margaret Gist, and a vocal
duct bv the two little Gist girls,
the musical melo-dramatic setting
of Enoch Arden by Strauss was
rendered by Miss Floy Grinstead
as reader and Mrs. Gist accom
panist
To the lovers of poetry and
music, especially the poetry of
Tennyson and t h e music of
Strauss, it was an entertainment
of the highest artistic merit. The
interest never for one moment
llagged, but grew until there
were tears in the eyes and emo
tion in the hearts of all who
listened.
Miss Grinstead’s interpretation
of the poem was especially fine.
She entered into the spirit of it
with a poise and temperament
that were a surprise to her friends.
Every member of her audience
listened with emotion t o her
splendid portrayal of the suffer
ings of the shipwrecked sailor
Waiting for a sail and the deliy
eration of his torture as he watch
ed the home scene of his wife
his wife no more -down to the
last words, "So passed the heroic
soul away."
Mrsuist,as accompanist, again
demonstrated that she is one of
the most accomplished musicians
in these parts. Her interpreta
tion and execution of the difficult
music, was entirely satisfying in
the sympathetic <jua 111y so neces
sary to this production. Space
forbids mention of the various
motifs introduced in this musical
gem, but the name of the com
poser, Strauss,is sufficient to gife
it dramatic and artistic interest
of the very highest
Delicious light refreshments
were served after the program
was rendered, and Mrs. Hist was
given a vote of thanks for her
splendid entertainment.
THE HOLIDAY FETE
Now in Progress and Will Continue
Balance of Week
A great deal of credit is due
the ladies of the Presbyterian
church lor the grand success
they are making of the Holiday
Fete now in progress. That they
have worked hard is proven by
the beauty of the scene upon
entering the building.
There are eight beautifully
decorated booths, where every
thing imaginable is sold, while
the display of farm products and
culinary department are com
plete
Pienty of amusement has been
provided so there will not be a
dull moment throughout the en
tire session. Don't fail to visit
the Holiday Fete or you will re
gret it.
Degree of Honor Elect Officers
On Thursday evening the D, of
11. elected the following officers
for the ensuing year;
Mrs. C. M. Wilson Chief of
Honor.
Mrs. ,1. C. Tanm r Past Chief
of Honor,
Mrs. Frank iVelit Lady of
Honor.
Mrs. Nr-al Mulligan Chief of
Ceremonies.
Mrs, (). P. Heck l slier.
Mrs. I). P. Lowe Inner watch.
Mrs. John Jones—Outer watch.
Mrs. A. Neitzel Trustee.
Mrs. B F. Foster—Recorder.
W. A. Hreenwald Receiver.
Mrs. Ferd Parehen Financier.
ELKS MEMORIAL
THE DAY PROPERLY OBSERVED
BY FALLS CITY LODGE
A Splendid Program Rendered as a
Tribute to the Memory of Their
Departed Brothers
Despite the disagreeable weath
er on Sunday evening, the spaci
ous Methodist church was almost
inadequate to care for the im
mense crowd which gathered to
witness the beautiful memorial
service of Falls City Lodge No.
who on that evening were to
pay tribute t o their departed
brothers.
Promptly at S o'clock Mrs. T.J.
Gist sounded the organ prelude
and the long procession of lilks,
headed by Rev. G. L- Neide of
St. Thomas church, filed in and
took their respective places.
After the opening ceremonies by
Exalted Ruler C- F. Reavis, and
Secretary G. B. Holt, Miss Jessie
l'axton, accompanied by Mrs G
L- Neide, sang “Shepherd Di
vine.” It was a beautiful selec
tion and well rendered.
All were deeply impressed with
the ceremony in which each
ollicer and member was reminded
of his duties, not only as an
officer but as an Elk, and with
such principles, the great order of
B. P. O. E- can be nothing but a
power for good.
After the opening ode by the
entire lodge, Rev. Neide pronoun
ced the invocation and then fol
lowed the eulogy by Brother C.F.
Reavis. Mr. Reavis was at hi:*
best and his remarks upon the de
parted brothers, William Nye
Jenne and Charles D. Campbell,
were most appropriate, and the
beautiful lessons drawn by the
orator sunk deep into the hearts
of his hearers with a lasting im
pression.
Mrs. George Wahl never sang
better than on this occasion. Her
selection “O, Eyes That are
Weary,’’ was most suitable to her
voice, and all were pleased. She
was accompanied by Miss Sallie
Schoenheit.
The address of the evening was
by Brother Arthur J. Weaver
When he faced the audience all
wondered what there was to say
after the preceding speech, but
wonder was turned to surprise by
the splendid talk he made. Mr
Weaver is one of the very best
speakers in the state and that of
Sunday evening proved one of his
best efforts. He told of the vast
amount of good work the Elks
have done and are doing every
day all over the country, and he
explained the teachings and
principles of the order in such a
convincing manner that those
who were skeptical before are
skeptical no longer. His was a
speech that will long be remem
bered.
Mrs- Kd May who has always
been a favorite with Falls City
people, sang the closing solo, a
beautiful selection, in her own
inimitable style, accompanied by
Mrs. T. J. (list.
After theclosiug ceremonies by
the exalted ruler and officers of
the lodge,the Doxology was sung,
the benediction pronounced and
the 1> 1\ O. K. memorial servi
ces for 1'ios, were a thing of the
past, but the good derived there
from will ever be a monument to
Falls City Imago, No. •«>.'.
XI.,■ of otir bruthnnt, wo writ,,
upon tb# mod*; Omir sirtu.w ni«m
i.ilii, ImXIpvuand nif inorj."
G. A R.'s to Elect Officers
All Cl. A. R.'s are earnestly
requested to meet at their hall
Saturday alternoon as there
will be an important meeting.
The annual election of officers
will take place and other im
portant business will be trans
acted.