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The Falls City Tribune.
Vol. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, Number 5
a:> twas told to our so-,
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges. Clubs,
The Shakespeare club will meet
on Friday of next week with Mrs.
The members of C. W. L>. M.
will meet with Mrs. James l'ow
ell this afternoon.
The Episcopal ladies will hold
their exchange at the Electric
theater Saturday afternoon.
The W. C. T. U. met Wednes
day afternoon with Mrs. T. J.
Oliver. A very profitable after
noon was spent.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E- Hiramel
teich entertained a number of
friend® at whist Wednesday eve*
ning. A delightful time is re
Mrs. George Jennings gave a
very pleasant afternoon party to
a number of her lady friends at
Iter home on South Chase street
On account of the storm last
week the Shakespeare club post
poned their meeting until this
afternoon. They will meet with
Mrs. A. G. Wanner.
The members of the K. K. club
and a few friends enjoyed a pleas
ant evening at the Elks room
Thursday night. Roller skating
was the order of the evening.
Misses Constant and Helen Ly*
ford entertained a number of girl
friends at their home Tuesday
night at a house party. The girls
present report an exceptionally
On Friday evening Miss Flor
ence Beaucamp was very pleasant
ly surprised at her home in honor
of her birthday. The surprise
was planned by her friends and
ttie evening was very pleasantly
On Tuesday evening Mrs. O.
-Schoenheit entertained a number
of her friends at her home at
"Five hundred? There were four
1 ables full and a most enjoyable
evening was spent. A delightful
lunch was served by the hostess.
The "Friends in Council" were
anticipating a pleasant meeting
at the home of Miss Grace Say
lors on last Friday evening, but
it was given up on account of the
severity of the weather- Miss
Dora Richards will be hostess to
the Club on Feb. 12.
i he members ol the Methodist
episcopal Kensington and their
friends were delightfully enter
tained at the home of Miss Cora
Plumb on Monday evening. Feb.
. assisted by Miss Patzman and
Miss Rose Schaible. Guessing
games and music were very much
enjoyed by all present and an un
usually good time reported. Pa
ler a two course luncheon was
Mrs. John Powell was hostess
to the Women's club Tuesday af
ternoon with about twenty-five
members present. The following
program was rendered:
Roll Call.. .
Parker -Sketch.Miss Cleaver
. Misses Cleaver, Sage, Cleaver
Rudyard Kipling.Mrs. Tobie
Vocal Solo.Mrs. Geo- Wahl
Piano Solo...Mrs. Abner McKee
During the social half hour ele
pant refreshments were served.
Mrs. P. S. Heacock entertained
a number of her friends at her
home Wednesday evening at a
‘ Fagot” party. The guests all
gathered around the fire place,
and the lights were turned out,
t he hostess presented each lady
with a fagot and she placed it in
the fireplace and while it burned
‘ he was asked to tell a story.
This proved very interesting.
Mrs. C. F. Reayis was awarded
the prize for telling the most in
teresting story. Mrs. Stephens
of Chicago, a sister of Mr. Hea*
cock, was the guest of honor. A
delicious lunch was served bv the
THE UNBEATEN CHAMPIONS
Our Basket Ball Team Trounces
The Peru basket ball team have
come and gone and between their
coming and going our girls took
them into camp by a score of 25 to
14. The Peru team is rated very
highly and are mo6t excellent
players but this crowd we have
down here are the limit. The
Normal team came well prepared
and lost no opportunity of putting
in fresh players whenever occa
sioned required. Falls City made
no change, the same players play
ing throughout the game.
It looked at first as though Lu
cile Leyda would need either a
step ladder or a pair of climbers to
play against the Peru center, but
whatever fear was felt along this
line was soon dissapated.
Notwithstanding the inclement
weather a good crowd was present
to cheer our girls to victory.
Every member of the team play
ed excellently but especial men
tion should be made of the guard
ing of Maud Davis.
Why not tackle the tState Uni
versity team? We can beat ’em.
MET MONDAY AFTERNOON
Ministerial Association Met at the
The Falls City Ministerial
Association met in the reading
room ot the Library Monday af
ternoon with all members pres
ent. Rev. Mastin presided over
the meeting and Rev. R. Cooper
Bailey acted as secretary.
Rev. F. E. Day, pastor of the
Christian church was received
into the association
A committee was appointed
to look after some moral condi
tions in our city.
Arrangements were made for
regular meetings 10 be held the
first Monday of each month.
Anyone having any business
or information for the Associa
tion please communicate with
Rev. R. Cooper Bailey, their
The February term of the dis
trict court is in session. The jury
has been busy since Wednesday.
Two criminal cases have been
tried one was Arthur Nixon char
ged with selling intoxicating li
quors without license. The jury
found him not guiltv.
State ot Nebraska vs. Jack
Smith, found guilty of horse
stealing but no sentence given.
Charles Paradise vs. James
Hooper, continued by consent.
Adelaide Bode vs.PeterH.Jussen.
et al, leave granted Irvin Bode to
Hie cross petition in 30 days.
John A- Tiehen vs. Hiram
Rantma. et al. Dismissed at
Whitaker Bros. vs. Mrs. S. J.
James W. Hosford heirs vs
Drainage Dist. No. 1, dismissed.
Robert K. Grinstead vs. George
Coon, motion and demerr argued.
George W. Sears vs. Rena A.
Corn, and Win. Corn, foreclosure,
Effie Kramer vs.Russie Kramer,
divorce and custody of child, de
Mary A. Hlavety vs. Daniel
Hlavety, a minor, hearing and A.
D. Litem appointed guardian.
Emma Sutorious vs. Guy Stal
der, bastardy, was on trial Wed
nesday afternoon and as we go to
press has not yet been turned
over to the jury.
Special Meeting of City Federation
A special meeting of the City
Federation of Women s Clubs will
be held in the Elks' club rooms,
Saturday afternoon, Feb. f>, at 3
o’clock. Important questions are
to be considered and members are
particularly urged to be present.
A WIND STORM
THE WORST STORM WE HAVE
HAD THIS SEASON
Much Damage Was Done and Sev
eral Plate Class Windows
The abnormally high wind on
Thursday night continued
throughout Friday with unabated
violence, driving particles of snow
in flurries, to the great discom
fort of all business and profes
sional men who were forced to be
Numerous signs were blown
down and awnings wrenched from
their fastenings. Several plate
glass windows were wr 1 dur
ing the storm and houses med
to rock and tremble in the violent
blasts of the wind. Chimneys
were blown clown and in some
instances it was necessary to lay
off forces of men until flues could
Samuel Wahl was one of the
heavy losers, as many slate
shingles were torn from his large
store building. Much damage
was done in the town and sur
rounding country, as scarcely a
windmill was left standing.
Books on Lincoln
The librarian has prepared the
following list of books about Ab
raham Lincoln, which may be had
at the library. As the interest in
this national hero is just now on
the increase because of the cen
tenary of his birth, our patrons
may like to know what material
may be bad concerning him.
Besides these books, many of
the February magazines have il
lustrated articles, dealing witli
different phases of his life and
times. There are also a number
of good histories with excellent
Life of Lincoln.Arnold
True Story of Abraham Lincoln .;.
Children's Life of Lincoln.Putnam
Lincoln, Master of Men.... Rothschild
Life of Lincoln, 2 vols.Tarbell
NEW HOOKS ORDERED
Boyhood of Lincoln. Atkinson
Lincoln, The Lawyer. Hill
Lincoln, The Boy and the Man.
Life of Lincoln for Bovs... .Sparhawk
He Knew Lincoln.Tarbell
Lincoln's First Love.Wright
A Bad Scare
'Phe parents and friends of
Kay Gantt, tlie little son of
Amos Gantt were alarmed when
he was brought to the home Sat
urday and they were informed
he had been run over by a wag
on, which was loaded
with coal. When the physi
cians examined him they found
no bones were broken but badly
bruised but the little fellow will
be alright in a few days as he
was worse scared than hurt.
lie was riding with one of the
coal haulers and insome manner
fell off and the wagon ran over
him before the driver could stop
Lincoln Memorial Services
Next Sunday morning Rev.
Teeter will preach a Lincoln
memorial sermon at the Brethren
church in commemoration of the
100th annniversary of the great
emancipator’s birth. All who
enjoy a patriotic service are in
vited. The evening service will
be another of the popular stereop
ticon lectures, the subject, “Ja
pan and the Japanese.” Those j
who desire seats will have to
come early as nearly 100 were
turned away from the church up
on the occasion of the last lecture
j for want of room. All are wel
I come to these services.
FIRE AT VERDON
FOUR BUILDINGS BURNED LAST
The Citizens of Verdon Called Up
on to Fight Fire at
Fire plays havoc to the tune of
about $17,000 Saturday night at
Verdon. The lire was discovered
in the Ramsey drug store and
was well under way when noticed
The lire from the time discovered
was uncontrolable and all that
could be done was to save the
goods. Four buildings burned to
the ground two of which were
nearly new. The barber shop
owned by Ilyerly, the two drug
stores owned b v Ramsey and
Knapp and the Houston & Co.
general sto Mr. Knapp got
out nearly t.ery thing, Byerly
the barber saved all, Houston iV
Co. saved all up stairs and noth
ing in the cellar. Insurance was
carried on some of the properties
lost but is not known how much.
It is not known yet whether the
parties who were burned out will
rebuild or not.
HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE
Many Scholars Interested in the
During the week preliminary
debates have been held at the
high school building. They are
choosing their debaters from
those who have taken part and
Falls City will be represented in
the debating circuit this year.
Miss Beck, C. F. Reavis and
Supt E- L. Tobie acted as judges.
The questions debated were "Re
solved that Disputes between
Capitol and labor in the railroad
business should be settled by a
board of Arbitration;’ Resolved
that the Primary law of Ne
raska should be repealed,” and
“Municipalties should own and
operate their water and light
system.” Wherry Lowe, Fannie
Beaver, Louise Rule,Reavis Gist,
Virgil and James Falloon were
chosen to represent the Falls City
First Presbyterian Church
It is very desirable that a full
attendance of the membership of
the church and congregation
should be present next Sabbath
morning when the Holy Com
munion will be celebrated and the
Sacrament of Baptism will be ad
ministered to new members. Will
all who wish to unite with the
church either by letter or profes
sion of faith kindly communicate
with any of the elders or with
In the evening the pastor will
preach on “Soul famine, what
does it mean?”
The general public is cordially
invited to attend any or all of our
services and a most hearty wel
come awaits you.
R. Coopek Bailey, Pastor.
The Library board met at the
Library Tuesday evening, with
all but three members present. A
number of bills for supplies and
books were allowed. The book
committee directed the librarian
to order a list of new books, in
cluding short stories on Lincoln
and the study of Shakespeare.
The librarian’s report, showing
a circulation of SOS children’s
books, 1214 adult books, 2224
visitors and 110 registrations, was
Lost Nine Cows
L. Knickerbocker was so un
fortunate as to lose nine cows
Tuesday evening. The cows got
cut of the pasture and on the
right of way when a Burlington
train came through and killed
them. This was quite a loss as
they were valuable cattle. About
two years ago Mr. Knickerbocker
lost several cattle in the same
TRIBUTE TO LINCOLN
He Shall Never Forget Abraham
One of our most prominent citi
zens writes the following few
lines in memory of Abraham Lin*
“When I saw Abraham Lincoln
I was a sick soldier boy at the
convalescent camp and hospital at
Mt. Pleasant, Maryland, in Sep
tember, 1864. I had been seri
ously ill at or near Fort Ethan
Allen, Virginia, but had become
convalescent and taken with other
sick and wounded boys to Mt
Pleasant Mr. Lincoln came to
the camp in a very ordinary look
ing one horse buggy, drawn by a
very common looking horse, fol
lowed by a guard of cavalrymen.
When he reached camp lie went
among the boys who were able to
be out, then went into the hospi
tals, going from cot to cot and
from ward to ward, shaking hands
and speaking kind and encourag
ing words to the sick, wounded
and home sick boys.
His was a sad but kind looking
face it seemed to me and I shall
never forget it.”
A Number of Public Sales to be
Held in February
G. A. Joru has decided to move
to Kansas and will hold a big
public sale at his farm. 2 miles
south and 1 mile cast of Verdon,
on Friday, February 12. See big
ad elsewhere in this issue.
M. W. Harding and J. C. Mar
shall & Son will sell at Humboldt,
Tuesday, Feb. lb, forty head of
registered Aberdeen Angus cattle.
Turn tp the local page and care
fully read their ad. These men
are noted cattle raisers and all
interested should not fail to at
tend this sale.
Martha A- Herman will hold a
public sale at her home near Re
serve, Wednesday, Feb. 10. She
will sell cattle, hogs, mules and
Bert Veach and C. Cook will
sell at public auction Tuesday,
Feb. thirty-four head of Duroc
Jersey Brood sows at C. A. Cuok’s
farm, one mile north of Salem.
Henry Sandrock will hold a
public sale Tuesday, Feb. 1<>. at
his farm. See his ad on another
Christian Boiler will hold a
public sale at hi? place, J miles
west ot Eulo. on Thursday, Feb.
11. He’ofTers all his stock for
Married at Shubert
Mearl O. Weddle and Irvin W.
Shafer were married at the home
of the bride’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs- S. Weddle, near Shubert, on
Promptly at six o’clock the bri
dal party took their places in the
parlor, where the solemn words
were spoken, which united the
hearts and lives of this young
couple for life. There was a
laige company ot relatives and
friends present to witness the ce
The bride was beautifully
gowned and carried bride’s roses
while the groom wore plain black.
After the ceremony an elabor
ate six o’clock dinner was served.
They will be at home to their
friends on a farm southeast of
Shubert, after February 20. We
The following people were down
from Humboldt the first of the
week attending court: Mrs. A. E
Stabler, Guy, Art and Lloyd Stal
der, Bill Ward, John McDougall,
Frank Munson, Silas and Ben \
King, Henry and Carlos Funk,
Tom German, Jas. Dreisdale, Guy
Butler, Ernest l‘orr and wife, L.
S. Hackett, Dr. J. L- Gandy, Jno.
Sanford, Dirk Sutorius and wife,
Emma and Walter Sutorius.
DIED IN THE COUNTY DURING
The Following Deaths Have Oc
curred Since of Last
John Chester died Tuesday at
liis home in Shubert after an ill
ness covering several weeks. He
has for many years been a resi
dent of this county and has a wide
circle of friends. He leaves six
children and a sister. The funeral
services were held from the Chris
tian church conducted by Rev.
Sapp and interment was made in
Prairie Union cemetery. The
services were under the auspices
of the W. of W. of which he was
an an active member.
MRS. JULIA MOW A IN
Mrs. Julia McWain died at.
her home in Rulo, .Ian. 30, ’09.
She had resided in and near
Rulo about 32 years. The fu
neral was held at the M. E.
church Sunday afternoon con
ducted by Rev. Maze. The body
was laid to rest in the Rulo
cemetery by the side of her hus
band and other loved ones, who
had preceded her. She leaves
a host of relatives and many
friends who will not forget her .
kindly voice and smile.
James Murphy died at his
home west of Rulo Tuesday af
ter a long illness suffering from
cancer of the stomach. The de
ceased was married twice. By
his lirst marriage he has one
child. Mrs. Dennis McCarty of
this city. To the second union
7 children were born 3 boys and
four girls, all of whom wrere
present at the time of his death.
The funeral services were held
Thursday morning from the
Catholic church at Rulo. The
Tribune joins in extending our
heartfelt sympathy to the loved
ones who mourn the loss of a
W. It. BROWN
W. H. Brown one of the early
settlers of this county died Mon
day morning at his home near
Stella after a long illness.
Mr. Brown was born in Ohio,
June l8, 1830, and in 1885 with
his family came to this section
where he has since made his
home. In 1866 he was married
to Miss Sarah Brenley and to
this union were born six chil
dren, all of whom were at the
bed side ol the father when
The funeral services were
held in the Christian church at
Stella Tuesday afternoon and
interment in the Stella cemetery.
Jesse Brown of this city is a
son of the deceased.
MRS. II. J. KEll.
Mrs. II. J. Keil died at her
home near Verdon Friday and
the news of her death was a
great shock to the entire com
She was thought to be gain
ing' nicely when it was discover
ed she was suffering from per
tonitis and only lived a few
hours. She leaves a husband
and two daughters besides a
baby only a few days old. Mrs.
Keil will be greatly missed in
her home as she was a loving
To the husband and the little
ones who are left to tight the
battles of life without a mother,
we extend our profound sympa
thy. The funeral was held in
Sold His Mill
This week Levi Thacker de
posed of the Thacker mill east.of
town. For the past 40 years Mr.
Thacker has owned and operated
that mill. We have not learned
h»s plans for the future.
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