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The Falls City Tribune.
Vol. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 19<)b. Number 8
THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges. Clubs,
Saturday night Mrs. I.C. Maust
entertained a number of ladies at
The Central teachers celebrat
ed Miss Beck’s birthday Thurs
day night by a surprise party for
tier. They gave her two beauti
ul souvenir spoons.
A very profitable meeting of
the W. C. T. U. was held with
Irs. A. G- Wanner last week. It
was a Miss Frances E. Willard
inetnorial meeting, and a good
crowd was in attendance
The Y. P- S- C- E- of the
! liristian church held a social at
the home of Mrs. D. P. Gowe
Monday night- The evening was
;jpent in games and music and
ruit salad, coffee, cake, sandwich
nd pickles were served.
1 he annual meeting ot the
Presbyterian Missionary Society
was held with Mrs. R. C. Bailey
Thursday afternoon. The a t
tendance was good and the tneet
ng proved very instructive. Light
efreshments were served.
Friday evening Miss Naomi
Fallsteau entertained about 18
/oung ladies at her home. It
was a farewell surprise for Miss
Mary Sowers who is soon to leave
lor her new home in Kansas.
Games and music furnished the
evening’s entertainment and nice
refreshments were served.
The whist party given by Mrs.
John Powell in honor of Mrs
Frank McDermand o f Kansas
City last Friday afternoon proved
► very enjoyable affair. Twenty
four ladies played cards at the
six tables provided and at the
lose of the contest it was found
that several guests had won five
out of the six games. Mrs. Pow
ell was assisted by her daughter
Miss Lelain serving refreshments.
Mrs. E. E- Mettz gave a whist
arty on Monday afternoon with
Mrs. Hal bowles of St. Joe and
Mrs. Frank Greenwald of Dead
wood, S. D., as guests of honor.
Beautiful place cards, with Geo.
. nd Martha Washington heads in
water colors had been provided
; y Miss Lucile Mettz, who is an
accomplished artist. After an in
teresting afternoon at cards the
guests were served with an elabor
ate and delicious lunch.
Monday evening Fred Herbster
.’as most pleasantly surprised at
his home. His mother made the
arrangements and it was to cele
rate his 19th birthday. The
';ouse was beautifully decorated
..nd on leaving each guest was
■resented with a carnation. Those
resent were Prof. Hurst, the sen
or class and the two 1909 basket
oall teams. They presented Fred
with an elegant clothes brush.
Refreshments consisting of punch
:e cream and cake were served
A special meeting of the City
federation of Women's clubs was
held Monday afternoon. The
district president, Mrs. Gist, re
ported the chance of securing
Prof. Stephens, superintendent of
the Lincoln public sehools, for a
manual training exhibit and talk
the latter part of March. The
Federation voted to bring this
exhibit here, if satisfactory ar
angements could be made with
Mr. Stephens. The next regular
meeting of the Federation will be
eld Tuesday, March 2.
Wednesday afternoon Scrosis
iet with Mrs. George Holland as
lostess. An excellent paper on
Indian Mythology and Handi
raft’' was read by Miss Margaret
Steele. A splendid review of
Pomona was given by Mrs- John
Gilligan. Mrs. Morsman was
elected as delegate and Mrs. Har
grave as alternate to the district
consention to be held March 25
and 20 at Nebraska CiFy. Mrs.
Gist favored the club with several
nstrumental solos which was
very much appreciated Refresh
nents were served during the so
cial half hour by the hostess as
sisted by Mrs. Giannini. Club
adjourned to meet wdth Mrs. T.L.
Himmelreich March 10th.
W. R. Smith and Wife Surprised on
(Ju the evening of Feb. 17 the
frieuds aud neighbors planned and
executed a very pleasant surprise
for Mr. and Mrs. W. 11. Smith at
their home northwest of this city.
After supper Mrs. Smith was suf
fering with a toothache and Mr.
Smith was sittiug at a table writ
ing when they were startled at the
ringing of bells ami the pounding
on tin pans. On going to the
door to find out what was the mat
ter they were informed it was to
celebrate their 25th wedding an
The guests numbering (>;! were
invited in and the evening will
long be remembered by all pres
ent. Wm. Zubriek in his usual
pleasing manner took charge of
the evenings program and the
bride and groom of 20 years were
married again. The ladies brought
with them well tilled baskets and
an elegant wedding supper was
Mrs Smith was presented with
a beautiful set of silver knives,
forks and spoons and Will receiv
ed a fish hook.
OLD LAND MARK
Richardson County's First Court
House to be Torn Down
In the near future the old
frame building, just across the
street west of Loucks & Jones’
implement store, which was
Richardson county’s first court
house, will be torn down. The
lots will be cleared and a large
new brick building erected and
occupied by Peter Frederick jr.
and Guy Crook who will use it
for an automobile garage.
Assault at Humboldt
Charles Wanrow, a well known
young man o f Humboldt was
placed under arrest for an alleged
assault on Moss C. Davis, an old
veteran of that city, Wanrow
spent several years in the Philip,
pines and has just recently return
ed to Humboldt. M r. Davis is a
milk man and about TO years old.
Young Wanrow stopped him in
the evening while lie was return
ing home from delivering milk
anil asked for SI.50 in payment
of 6ome work, and the old gentle
man informed him be did not owe
it to him for he had paid it once.
He was knocked down by Wan
row and his head aud face badly
bruised and rendered unconscious
Wanrow was arrested but in re
sponse to a plea from the aged
parents of the young man the
complaint was afterward dismissed.
• The Servant in The House '
What is “The Servant in The
House?” It is not a farcical ac
count of the adventures of Chris
tine or Bridget. Neither is it a
sugar coated dose of the latest
results of investigation of the
domestic service problem. It is
not a tragedy in the usual sense
of that term, for the closing
scene of “The Servant in the
House” is not one of death or
disaster, but of joy and triumph.
Yet we hesitate to call it come
dy because of the serious nature
of its theme.
What then is this strange
play? It is enacted without a
change of scene; it records the
events of only a few hours; It
lacks the love-theme of the usual
drama. It is an anomaly among
modern plays, and yet one of the
most widely, and we may ad
visedly say, deeply successful,
for its effect is not superficial.
Why is it that the average the
ater audience bent on pleasure,
seeking merely diversion or ex- j
citement, receives with profound
enthusiasm this play so differ
ent from what is usually offered
to it, so different from what it,
thinks it desires?
The answer is that “The Ser.
vant in the House’' points not to
what each one thinks he desires,
but to what at the bottom of his,
soul he unconsciously does de
sire—spiritual purification and
peace—the joy of salvation.
DEATHS IN THE COMMUNITY
THE DEATH ANGEL REAPS ITS
Pioneers of Richardson County
Have Been Called to
Arthur Wing after a siege of
pneumonia died at the home of
Ins sister, Mrs. Fred Farrington,
in this city Monday morning. He
was well known to most of our
readers and was respected by all.
The deceased was past fifty years
old and had not enjoyed good
health for some time. He was a
son of the late Mrs W. K. Mad
dox, and leaves two brotheis.
Minor Wing of Oklahoma and
Alfred Wing of this citv and one
sister, Mrs. Farrington.
The funeral was held from the
residence on Wednesday at 10:AO
and interment was made in Steele
Edward E. Swope, whose home
was north of Stella died Sunday
after a short illness caused from
pneumonia. He waspast seventy
three years old and was born in
Thirty-seven years ago he came
to Nebraska and bought a farm
six miles northwest of Stella and
has made that his home since.
He was the father of nine chil
dren. seven of whom are living
and with his wife mourn the loss
of a kind and loving husband and
father. His life has always been
one that no man could be ashamed
of. He was buried at Prairie
Union Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. G. M. Filson, one of the
pioneers of Humboldt and widow
of one of the first mayors of that
city, died at ihe home of her
daughter. Mrs. Stroble, in Ne
braska Cijy. The remains were
taken to Humboldt Tuesday and
laid to rest beside her husband,
who has been dead many years.
She leaves six grown children.
After an illness covering only
a short time Mrs. Krause, wife
of Emil Krause, died at their
home north of this city Wednes
day. The deceased was former
ly Miss Minnie Bahr who was
born and raised in this county.
She was thirty-four years old
and leaves a husband and eight
children, the youngest one be
ing only nine days old. The
funeral will be held Friday
afternoon and the remains taken
to the German Lutheran cem
etery near Barada.
Elijah Williams died at the
county farm early Sunday morn
ing at the age of eighty-eight
years. The deceased has been
sick and unable to sit up for the
past seventeen months. His
death was due to old age and a
complication of diseases. He
had made his home at that place
for seventeen years. Many
years ago Mr. Williams owned
a hotel at llulo. Although he
had reached a ripe old age he
had never rode on a train. The
funeral was held Monday.
The little son of Wm. Burns
died near Verdon Thursday of
pneunonia. The little one was
about nine months old. Rev.
F. E Day conducted the fune
ral from the Christian church
at that place Friday.
Joseph Forney received word
this week that his brother. A.
P. Forney died at Lawrence,
Kansas, Wednesday. The de
ceased was eighty years old and
was one of Richardson county's
pioneers and made his home in
Rulo for many years.
Mrs. Elva Sears Vincent was
out for a ride Sunday. She is as
•well as could be expected consid
ering the changeable weather
WEDDINGS IN THE COUNTY
SEVERAL WEDDINGS REPORT
ED TO US THIS WEEK
Many Richardson County Young
Peope are Victims of
The home of EJrnest Werner
and wife was the scene of a
pretty wedding Wednesday when
i their daughter Lydia was united
in marriage to Otto Rieger. The
parlors were beatifully decorat
ed and the happy couple took
their places under a huge white
bell, to the strains of a wedding
march, played by Miss Martha
Werner, sister of the bride. The
ceremony was performed by
Rev. Peter Shuman, The bride
was gowned in white and carried
roses, Mary Werner, a sister
of the bride and Otto Werner,
a cousin, attended the bridal
couple. About one hundred
guests were present and an elab
orate wedding dinner was served
Many costly and handsome gifts
were received, among which was
a 100 piece Havelin china set
sent from Chicago by the groom's
sister. This couple is among
Falls City’s most highly re
spected young people. They will
be at home to their friends on a
farm one mile north of this city.
Tuesday at five o’clock at St.
Francis Catholic church Rev. H.
Bex united in marriage Ferd
Giannini and Miss Esther Buth
man, both of this city. The brr
dal couple were accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. John Martin of Lin
coln, the latter being a sister of
the groom. Both these young
people are well known in this city
and have a host of friends who
join the Tribune in wishing them
joy and happiness For many
years the bride has made her
home with Mr. and Mrs. Will
Holt west of this city. The
groom is the son of M- Giannini
and has grown to manhood in
this city. At the home of W. R.
Holt that evening an elaborate
reception was held and many re
latives and intimate friends were
Miss Kffie Ham of Shubert and
John J. Bourke of Stella were
united in marriage by Rev. Fee
ney on Wednesday of last week.
The bride was for several years
connected with the telephone ex*
change at Stella and the groom
was at one time one of our popu
lar school teachers, but late vears
acted as deputy for the IIiglilan
ders. They will be at home to
their friends on a farm south of
Stella after a visit with relatives
at Kansas City and Atchison.
J. Wesley Vaught of Stella,
well known to many of our young
people, was married last week to
Mayme Bryant Pendell at her
home in Omaha- They have gone
to housekeeping in Stella, where
the groom is interested in the
Monday eyening Judge Sprag
gins pronounced the words which
united the lives of Matthew El
lington and Mrs. Mollie Clayton,
both colored. The ceremony was
performed in the rooms oyer the
Electric theater. We extend con
About Seventy Teachers Attended
On Saturday the Richardson
County Teachers association
held one of the mo.-t successful
meetings ever held in this city.
Everyone who was assigned a
part was present and the meet,
ing was a profitable one. About
seventy teachers were present
from over the county.
At the office of the county
superintendent on both Friday
and Saturday teachers were
given an opportunity to take an
examination in any or all
K of C. ENTERTAIN
Ball and Banquat at Wahls Hall
The Knights of Columbus and
I Daughters of Isabella gave a
ball and entertainment at Wahl's
hall Friday night. A number
of out of town guests were pres
ent. The following program
Instrumental Solo.H. Dicsuer
Address .Rev. Ilex
Music Lesson .Convent Hoys
County Fair. Convent Girls
Address .Rev, Laughnan
We feel that special mention
should be made of two numbers,
“The Music Lesson,’’ by (’has.
(ingnon, Murty Sullivan, Kobt.
Tangney, Louie Wirth and Uu '
dolph Butlnnan, with Thomas
Sullivan, as professor, was tine.
“The County Fair" was well ren
dered and the girls were encored
twice. Those who took part in ;
it were Nina Mead, Margaret
Sullivan, Lydia Dunham, Stella
Bro and Julia Frederick.
At the close of the entertain
ment all present took part in a
grand ball and it was a late
hour when they returned to their
several homes. A banquet was
served by the ladies.
GOES TO ST. JOE
The Flr»t of Tho Weak Dr. And Mrs.
Fast Lsavs Us
Dr. W. S. Fast, who has been
one of the leading physicians
and surgeons in this city for
several years has decided to
take up work in a larger Held.
The first of next week be and
his wife will leave for St. Joe
at which place they will make
their future home. The doctor
has been very successful here
and has many friends who regret
very much to lose him, but wish
him success. Since he came to
Falls City he lias been more than
a physician and a surgeon, he
has been an enterprising citizen
and has taken an interest in
everything that would build up
the town. I)r. and Mrs. Fist
have been very popular in club,
church and lodge circles and
they will be greatly missed, but
all join in wishing them success
in their new home.
A Splendid Compliment
On Tuesday morning the gen
tleman who refereed the basket
ball game between Tarkio col
lege and our high school team
hunted up Prof. Hurst and said
“I want you to know that you
have the fastest and cleanest
high school basketball team we
have ever met. During this
season we have played nine high
school teams but none of them
are in your class. In fact, we
had to put in oui fresh players
in the second half to insure win.
ning the game. ’’
“We were told in Humboldt,”
lie continued, “that we would
meet a rough team down here,
but I have never seen cleaner
playing and I wanted the oppor
tunity to congratulate you not
only on the ability of your team
but on the perfect gentlemen
that make up its membership.”
Now isn’t that as good as win
ning the game?
Leased Crystal Lakes
Maust Bros, this week leased
j the crystal lakes for five years
and have purchased this year's;
ice harvest and are ready to
supply the needs of the people
in that line. They are enter
prising young business men and
have made it possible to serve
all both summer and winter as
they are now the “coal and ice
! men. ”
Frank Werner is enjoying a
visit from his cousin, J. L. Wer
tier of Clay City, Indiana.
TARKIO BOYS WIN THE GAME
THREE GAMES OF BASKET BALI.
Our Girl* Were Defeated at Tecum
seh Saturday, the First
Time this Season
So far as the score was con
cerned the game was all wrong,
Tor the Tarkio college team was
on the long end 11 to 12, but so
far as superior basket ball was
concerned it was the finest ever
seen in Kalis City*.
The boys knew they were bea
ten to start with, for Tarkio had
bested Humboldt 4<> to 15 ami
Humboldt has a good team so far
as high school teams go. Hut
for kids to go up against a sure
thing the way our boys did Mon
day night and light it out inch ly
inch against almost overwhelm
ing odds is a sight worth seeing
to anyone who has a touch of
sporting blood in him.
The first half could not have
been prettier or more even- Every
point counted was on its merits,
and the points were not many
either, for the first half closed
with a score of 11 to 7. Then
Tarkio awoke to the realization
that it was up against a real
team. But in the second hall the
visitors put in fresh men and they
finally wore our boys down.
It was really funny to see the
desperate efforts of our tired boys
to guard fresh men of twice their
weight- In many instances the
powerful Tarkio men would liter
ally wipe up the floor with some
Falls City boy, but never did our
team lose courage and neyer did
they stop fighting until the last
ten minutes of the game during
which time the visitors made most
of their scores. While, as in all
games, the boys justified the pride
of their loyal followers, it would
be unfair to report this game
without special mention of Amos
Yoder, The writer has never
seen a finer game than Yoder
played Monday night and there
was not a minute of the game nor
a play pulled off that Amos did
not have his opponent “lashed to
the mast” and taking his medi
Tarkio not only presented the
best team that lias ever played in
Falls City, but it sent a crowd of
young gentlemen and good sport'
men in every sense of those term'
'I'lie referee, who was from Tar
kio, was very fair in all his rul
At Tecuinseh Saturday our
boys defeated the basket ball team
of that place by a score of 38 to
19. The Tecuinseh team put up
a better game than they played
at this place and it was exciting
from start to finish.
Our girls were defeated at Te
cumseh by a score of 13 to 9.
They have played good ball all
season and the defeat was prob*
ably due to the fact that two of
the regular players were unable
to go- _
Died at Auburn
After nn illness of many months
Mrs.H. Slnirruin died Ht her horns
in Auburn Thursday morning,
Feb. 18. For many years the de
ceased with her family lived on a
farm near Verdon and a few years
ago removed to Auburn. She was
an industrious woman and a good
wife and mother. She leaves sev.
eral grown children and a husband.
Miss Elizabeth Kelly of Verdon
and W. T. Cully of Friend. Neb.,
were married ut the Catholic
church near Shubert Wednesday.
After partaking of a sumptuous
wedding dinner at the Kelly home
the bridal couple drove to this
city and took the train for Deu
ver. They will make their home
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