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    The Falls City Tribune.
V'oi. v FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1908. Number 49
Va rious Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges. Clubs.
Churches. Etc.
Marion Sitnanton entertained a
number of young ladies at her
home Monday evening in honor
of Gladys Hoffman.
The young men who were for
tunate to be present at the leap
-ear dance, gave a return dance,
to the members of the Bachelor
Club at Wahl’s hall, Wednesday :
A leap year dance was given
by the Bachelor Club, to their
gentlemen friends, on Friday
night, at Wahl's hall- There
were thirty couples present and a
fine time was reported. %
Sorosis met Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. John Gllligan.
The rooms were beautifully dec
orated with holly, mistletoe and
Christmas bells. “The Other
Wise Men” was read by Mrs- T.
L. Himmelreich. A discussion
'Christmas Giving” by the club
Mrs. Ed May sang “In the Pal
ace of the Kink” in her pleasing
manner. Delicious refreshments
were served. Club adjourned to
meet witn Mr«. Hargrave Jan. 14.
Miss Glascer ot Humboldt, Mrs.
Ed May and Mrs. C. Parrish were
guests of the club,
One of the most pleasant school
entertainments of the season, was
the one given by the pupils of
the third at Central, Friday af
ternoon. The play was entitled
“Christmas Secrets,” and all who
were present report it the best of
That kind they ever heard. The
room was beautifully decorated
for this occasion and the tree
was very attractive with its pret
ty gifts and Christmas bells and
fes toons. Miss Bowers iscertain
]y to be complimented on the suc
cess of her program. Harry
Pence played the Santa Claus
Gcmpers and Mitchel Are in For
The Supreme court of the
District of Columbia, on Wed
nesday sentenced Samuel Comp
ersof the Federation of labor to
one year in jail and John Miteh
el of the miners’ union to nine
months in jail for contempt of
The case arose out of the in
junction issued by the court
restraining the defendants from
boycotting the Buck Stove Co.
The defendants defied the court
and the law and continued the
This question figured largely
during the late presidential
campaign. Mr. Gompers in his
speeches to laboring men con
strued the democratic platform
as endorsing the boycott. Gov.
Hughes of New York and Presi
dent Roosevelt publicly asked
Mr. Brvan if he put the same
interpretations on the platform
that Gompers did. Mr. Bryan
declined to answer and as a re
suit the entire manufacturing
interest of the east got busy.
Political wiseacres contend that
this aided largely in Mr.Bryan’s
Every time you take a dollar
away from Falls City and
spend it never to return, you
lessen the Volume of trade
that the business men of your
town should have. The better
town Falls City is the better
Will be the price of every acre
of land in the vicinity. The
more business a town does
the better town it is. Do you
see the point ?
Tecumseh and Falls City Plays
Basket Ball
The basket ball games between
the Tecumseh and Falls City high
school teams last Friday night was
really too one-sided to tie interest
ing. A large crowd was m attend
ance and the various if not melodi
ous high school yells were much
in evidence.
Our girls merely played with
their opponents and only quit
scoring out of sympathy for the
young ladies from the west. The
final score was 59 to 5.
The boys game had a little more
ginger in it. The locnl five show
ed better work than they have dis
played before. Their opponents
were .completely outclassed but
fought gamely notwithstanding
the great superiority of our boys.
The official scorer announced the
result as <32 to 11 in favor of Falls
The Crete team, champions of
the state, will play the boys at the
gymnasium on the night of De
cember dOth. An effort is being
made to secure a coach from Kan
sas City to develope our boys in
the, finer points of the game tiefoie
meeting Crete.
Why Not Do This?
Falls City claims to have the
best girl's basket ball team. Why
don’t Falls City and Sabetha girls
play a game in Hiawatha? This
is a fair meeting point.—Hiawatha
If Sabetha has a girls team that
is really worth while, the above
invitation should be accepted. So
far this season no team has been
able to interest our girls, and a
game with worthy opponents
would be worth going miles to see.
If this game is played the Tribune
will bet two to one that Hiawatha
will say that “our girls” are the
prettiest and fastest crowd of
basket ball players that little burg
has ever seen. Don’t let this go
default, follow the suggestion up
and match a game.
A Day Lost
The voyagers on the Pacific
ocean who cross the equator, will
lose their Christmas this year.
They will, if traveling towards
China, go to bed on Thursday
night and awaken on Saturday
morning, the day after Christmas.
In going around the world travel
ing east, a day is lost. There
will be a prize fight at Sidney,
Australia, between two Ameri
cans for the championship of the
world. This fight will occur on
December 2<>. The American
newspapers of December 25, will
contain full accounts of the bat
The Pity Of It.
In the district clerks office last
Wednesday sat a farmer and his
lawyer, on the opposite side of the
table sat his wife and some rela
tives and neighbors, behind the
table sat the commissions of in
sanity and over all hovered the
ghost of a once happy home. The
charge was inebriecy made under
the statute.
We, the people, put a price up
on this condition, and with the
price we pay the taxes and educate
onr children.
But isn’t the price too high?
Enjoying a Vacation
School closed at the Business
College Friday afternoon for a
two weeks vacation. A number
of visitors were present and all
j enjoyed a pleasant afternoon. At
that time Prof. Leister demon
strated the problem he published
through these columns. The
students, as a token of esteem,
presented Prof- Leister with a
beautiful stick pin, and before
they were dismissed the Pro
fessor gave all a liberal Christ
mas treat.
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Body of a Sabetha Man Found in a
Hay Stack on His Farm
Near That Place
The body of Dennis Casey, a|
farmer living near Sabetha. was'
found in a hay stack near his]
home Saturday afternoon. Hej
had been murdered and hidden in '
the stack. His head had been!
crushed and there were pitchfork
wounds in^his chest.
Casey lived alone on his farm.
A few days ago it was noticed
that his stock were without food
or water and he had not been
seen for several days.
When the neighbors went to
the house they found a padlock
on the front door, and on enter
ing found the house empty. 'It
was supposed that he was away
on a visit, but his continued ab
sence caused the neighbors to
make a search for him. No trace
was found of him until Saturday,
when a neighbor, going to a hay
The Old Pioneer Passed Away
Thursday Morning
At the ripe age of eightv-two
years, three months and twelve
days, Jesse Crook, Richardson
county's oldest citizen died
Thursday morning. lie has
been ailing for some weeks and
j fears were entertained that he
| was approaching the end. The
I death occurred so near press
time we will be denied publish
ing an extended obituary in this
week's issue, but next week we
shall give a more complete re
slime of the life and works of
this lovable and remarkable old
The funeral will be held from
the residence of the deceased
on Saturday, December '-’ll at
10:00 a. m.
Marriage License
Floyd Williamson, Sabetha.21
Maud Stanley. Salem.20
Galen Eider, Baraca . 21
Viola Fortner, Barada.. . . 19
Richard Franklin, Falls City. 2.'i
Katie Crouch, Verdon. 22
The Falls City News admitted in a recent issue that
The Tribune's county correspondence was superior. This
admission was made through necessity.
The News also said, that there was nothing in The
Tribune worth while, except the county correspondence.
We submit the following comparisons in answer:
In the three issues proceeding the holidays,
including its Christmas Edition, the
News printed in display advertising 2.630 inches
In the same three issues The Tribune printed
in display advertising 3.065 inches
In the Christmas Edition of the News, there
was printed in local matter . 375 inches
In the Christmas Edition of The Tribune
there was printed in local matter 640 inches
In the Christmas Edition of The News, there
was printed In “boiler plate" -bought at
so much per column 600 inches
In the Christmas Edition of The Tribune.
there was printed in “boiler plate" only 140 inches
In the three editions before the holidays, The
Tribune printed in display advertising.
more than The News _ 433 inches
In the same issues The Tribune printed in
local matter—all set up in this office -
more than the News 595 inches
In the same issues The Tribune printed in
“boiler plate." LESS than the News 470 inches
We can compare in quantity only, for in quality there
may be a contrast, but no comparison.
“Is it not possible that there may be still another rea
son why they howl?"
stack to f^et hay for his horses,
uncovered his body.
The person who committed the
crime evidently was familiar with
the place- It is supposed that
money was the object of the:
Did His Christmas Shopping
On last Saturday Grandpa
Duerfeldt, who is past eighty
two years of age, came to town
to do his Christmas shopping.
For many years he has made this
annual visit to our city and be
fore he returns home, he has re
membered each one of his child
ren and grandchildren with a
Christmas gift.
Mr. Duerfeldt remembers the
beautiful story, one that never
grows old and as the thread of
the story is woven around each
succeeding year, what is more
appropriate in celebration of the
holiday than a spirit of giving
and forgiving.
Henry Rahlf of This City Wins Prem
Henry Rahlf was among
the many Richardson county J
people who attensed the Nation
al Corn Show in Omaha last
week, lie reports the show a
i grand sight to him one of
the best educators possible.
Mr. Rahlf made tour entries,
two in the National exhibit and
two in the State exhibit and as !
this was his first experience in
this high class, he was certainly
surprised to learn that his effort
had been rewarded with three
premiums as follows: Ten ears'
in the National exhibit, prem-l
ium, $2.80; bushel in National j
exhibit, premium, $2.85; ten ears !
in State exhibit, premium $1 00. ;
Mr. Rahlf has shown ability in
the new methods of propogat
ing seed corn and his rise ini
the front ranks of corn raisers
will be watched with much in
The Water and Light Plants are
Completed But No Final
Settlements Made
(>11 December 111, Mr. Uorden,
the contractor for flit' lighting
plant reported to the council
that he had completed the said
plant and asked for a tinal set
The council was unwilling
to settle without a competent
electrician taking charge and
operating it for thirty days, for
the purpose of ascertaining the
real condition. And if satis
factory at the end of said time
they would accept the plant and
immediately make the tinal set
This brought up the question
of who should be the man to
test the plant. After consider
able controversy, the council
decided upon (’has. Stanton of
Omaha. Mr. Stanton came and
stayed a short time, but he and
the city failed to agree on
terms and he returned to
Omaha Since then the council
nave put forth every effort
to secure a thoroughly compe
tent man to take charge.
On Wednesday of this week a
man arrived from Sandusky,
Ohio, who will report the actual
condition of the plant after giv
ing' it a fair trial.
The water plant is also com
pleted. The pipes are laid, the
the standpipe finished and the
wells dug, but the proper con
nections have not been made.
At this writing no tinal settle
ments have been made.
James D. Harris Died in This City
Friday Night
James D. Harris was born in
Virginia in 1825 and died at the
home of his daughter Mrs. James
B. Harris, in this city on Friday
He is an old time resident of
this county coming here from
Virginia in 1888. For many
years he preached in Methodist
churches over this county on
Sunday and attended to his
farm duties during the week.
He has made his home with
his children for a few years and
a greater part of the time with
his son near Preston, but he
has not been well for a few I
weeks and came to town where
he could be near his attending
Funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon I r o tn the
Methodist church with inter
ment in Steele cemetery.
He leaves the following chil
dren to morn the loss of a true
father: VY. T. Harris of Preston,
Mrs. M. M. Yates, Kansas City:
Mrs. Clemantine Harris and
Mrs. Bettie K. Lively of this
city, and Mrs. .losii >w of
Portland, <frej^on.
Prof. Hurst Receives Injury
Friday evening a number of
students and teachers were at the
Gymnaseum practicing basket
ball. Late in the evening Ches
ter McDowell went to the reading
room and were boxing, when Mr.
Hurst slipped and fell, cutting
his head on a settee. The injury
was very painful and it was nec
essary for Dr Boose to take sev
eral stitches to close the wound. |
Return to Falls City
On Wednesday Dr. M L. Wil
son came down from Wahoo and
I bought Dr. W. S. Fast's prac
tice. This is welcome news to
Mr. Wilson's many friends here.
About six weeks ago Dr. Wilson
'ami his wife left for that place,
out like many others, decided
| Falls City is a pretty good place
| after all. We are glad to Wel
lcome them back.
A Number of Falls City Peop e irr
A most elaborate wedding
I took place at Humboldt at 4
o’clock Saturday afternoon at
the Presbyterian church, when
I tew ('has. M. Cantrall spoke
the words uniting the lives of
Eva Merle Cooper and Emory
Day Standley for life.
The church was beautifully
decorated with white and yellow
chrysanthemums. A canopy of
these colors was erected over
the altar, banked in the rear
with ferns and potted plants.
The aisles were ^carpeted with
white and festoons of yellow
and white marked the way from
the entrance to the altar. Mrs.
Lillian Helms sang a beautiful
selection, Mrs. Etta Reichers*
Davies played the wedding
march from Lohengrin.
The bride wore an imported
hand made lace gown over
white satin and carried both
yellow and white bride’s roses
The maid of honor was attired
in white satin while the live
bridesmaids were beautiful in
yellow satin, all carrying chrys
antheinums of the same shade.
The groom was attended by his
Immediately after the cere
mony the bridal party were
taken in automobiles to the
home of <). A. Cooper where a
reception was given them.
The bride is the daughter of
(). A. Cooper of Humboldt and
i*; well known in this city. The
groom is not known to many of
us, but holds a commission as
paymaster in the United States
Mr. and Mrs.Stanley left that
evening for Chicago where they
will visit the former’s parents.
They will then go to Washing
ton where Mr. Stanley will re
port for duty.
Among the Falls City people
present were Mr. and Mrs.P. S.
Heacock and daughters, Kate
and Ruth, Carrie Slocum,Mable
Lyford and Sarah and Ethel
Big Crowds at the Lyric
The nicest entertainments of
the season were the Musical
(leoryettes at the Lyric Monday
and Tuesday eveninys.
This is a tine company and
our people who failed to hear
the beautiful music and especi
ally Hie violin music by little
Miss (Jeoryette, are the losers
The pictures were line and
those present were more than
pleased with the entertain
ments. Mr. Walthers is to be
congratulated on the. hiyh at
traction lie is sfcuriny for our
| people.
Breaks $200 Worth of Cut Class
On Tuesday eveniny the ylass
I shelf in one of the larye show
j cases at Davies A Owens jewel
I ry store yave way and about
isijot) worth of cut ylass was
broken. This is the second ac
cident of this kind they have
experienced since the holiday
season beyan. Mr. Davies had
purchased this excellent line of
cut ylass for the Christmas
shoppers and at this time it is
a disappointment as well as tin
will come back to you if you
spend it at home. It is gone
forever if you send it to the
mail order house. A glance
through our advertising col
umns will give an idea where
to buy to an advantage.