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The Falls City Tribune
v, FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1909. Number 25
The Best Talent the Country Affords to be Heard at Falls City Chautauqua. July 24th to August 1st
TEE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges. Clubs,
Mr. ami Mrs. Simon Davies en
ter!, a ned the tournament whist
clii'i Monday evening. They en
joy' l the favorite game until a
lat our, \vhen Mrs. Davies serv
ed Mightful lunch.
. 1 ■ nbers of the missionary ken
su._ >n were royally entertained
by .,:rs. Lawrence Snyder on Fri
day fternoon. During the after
noon the hostess was assisted by
lie. laughter, Nellie, in serving
a ( i-ity lunch.
K. it L.' of S. No. 1312
met m regular session Tuesday
evening, after which a delight
ful lunch was served. The re
mainder of the evening was spent
in lancing. The music was fur
nish' i by the Junior orchestra.
Presbyterian tea, given at
the idme of Warren Hutchens on
Fri , y evening, was well attend
ed. The neat sum of $2’> was
read d. The teas given by
the- ladies are becoming quite
popmar and are eagerly looked
forvv rd to.
Mus Maud Graham entertain
ed three tables at soin’r set Wed
nest. y evening, complimentary
to Mrs. O. W. Maddox of Miss
oui; , Montana. A pleasant even
ing is reported. Light refresh
menu added much to the pleasure
of t • evening.
T . Baptist ladies keusington
nu t t the home of Mrs. Charles
Bard s Friday afternoon. The
afternoon proved to he a busy
one aid was very profitable. The
ilex' meeting will be strictly a so
da, kensington and will he held
at tv* home of Mrs. M. Giannini
next Friday afternoon.
Lr *le Katherine Ruegge was
on( year old on Sunday, .June 20.
On Saturday her mother, Mrs.
Juh Ruegge invited about fifteen
mot rs and babies to her home,
on n rth Chase street, to celebrate
the easion. The yard was nice
ly . .ranged with rockers, ham
mo u and swings and the after
noon proved to be an enjoyable
one ur all who were there. The
hosti 'S, assisted by her sister,
Mis' Grace Hays, served light re
freshments. Katherine received
a 1... aiber of beautiful tokens,
anu .g which were five souvenir
spoons, a silver cup and a beau
tifu'i gold chain. The mother
baked the baby a “birthday
cake” and ornamented it with a
candle. In fact nothing was for
gotten that would add to the en
tertainment of the little ones.
The Degree of Honor will hold
a lawn picnic this (Friday) after
noon, at the home of Mrs- James
Peck, just south of the Central
Miss Sarah Hutching enter
tained a few lady friends at six
o’clock dinner Tuesday. The
affair was complimentary to Miss
Evalyn Franklin of Leaven worth,
Kas., who is visiting in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Buthman
entertained about twenty rela
tives and friends at their home
near the high school Sunday. An
elaborate dinner was served at
Bishop Williams confirmed a
class at the Episcopal church on
Thursday evening. While in the
city he was entertained by Key
and Mrs. G. L- Neide.
Mr. and Mrs. J- K. Wilhite en
tertained a few friends at a din
ner party Tuesday. Among the
guests were Kev. Lockhart and
Tuesday being Father Bex s
sixtieth birthday. Miss Eiting
and a number of friends planned
a very pleasant surprise for him.
The members of St. Francis choir
were among those present. An
elaborate six o’clock dinner was
served. During the evening Jer
ometta Kelley recited several
pieces, among which was an
original poem, “When Father
Bex was born.”
On Thursday, July 1, Mr. and
Mrs. Jacob Messier will entertain
in lionor ot their thirty-first wed
Mrs- Frank Schaible royally
entertained the members of the
K. K- club at her home Tuesday
evening. All who attended re
port a pleasant evening. Re
freshments were served.
The Book Worm club met this
( Thursday ) afternoon at the li
brary and had their initial lesson
in their study of “A Trip Around
the World ”
BASE BALL NOTES.
News That Will Interest Friends
of Base Ball.
Auburn and Peru played two
games of base ball, one Friday
and another Saturday. The first
one was at Peru and the score
was 2 to U; the second game was
played at Auburn, the score be
ing 7 to 5. Auburn was victori
ous in both games. Clarence
Jleck played short-stop for Au
burn both days.
A city base ball league was or
ganized at Aurora Friday night.
There will be five free games of
ball every week at the park in
that city. The first game was
played Monday evening.
Charlie Cornell and Clarence
ILeck played ball at the Missouri
Lakes Sunday. They played with
Craig, which team defeated Na
pier. The score was 5 to 2.
The Colorado Hloomer Cirls
played with Humboldt Friday,
and on Monday played with the
No, Falls City lias no team—
she won’t support it.
Injured in a Runaway.
While Mr. and Mrs. James Mc
Farland were out for a ride last
Friday evening the horse they
were driving became frightened.
Mr. McFarland got out of the
buggy, but before lie could get
to the animal’s head it ran away.
Mrs. McFarland was thrown out
and received several severe bruis
es and scratches, but luckily no
bones were broken. The buggy
was damaged considerably.
Lightning Struck Hay Barn.
During the electric storm on
Thursday morning lightning
struck one of the large hay barns
on the Miles ranch, west of Sa
lem, and set tire to the hay. It
killed six fat steers and one hog.
Six men were in the barn at the
time, but none of them were in
jured. By hard work they suc
ceeded in extinguishing the
flames, with but little damage to
Sells Interest, Buys Elsewhere.
E. E. Ewing, who lias been
connected with the Farmers and
Merchants Bank at Verdun ever
since its organization, has sold
his interests there and resigned
Since selling bis stock in that
bank he lias purchased stock in
the Verdun State Bank, and lias
entered the employ ol‘ that in
Fell and Broke Her Arm.
While running and playing in
the yard Tuesday evening Mar
tha Caineron. one of the twin
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. An
drew Cameron, fell and broke her
arm just below the elbow. Phy
sicians were called and the in
jured member was immediately
set and the little girl is getting
Card of Thanks.
We wish to take this, means ol
thanking our many friends and
neighbors, and especially the A.
0. U. W., who so kindly assisted
us during the sickness and death
of our husband and father.
Mrs. J. K. Pearson & family.
YOUNG CIRL TAKES OWN LIFE
SAD DEATH AT OMAHA OF MISS
HAZEL HUNT FRIDAY
Foster Mother Lives Here Young
Girl Had Been Sent to Home
of the Good Shepherd
Word reached this city the tirst
of the week of the death of Hazel
Hunt, who was the adopted
daughter of Mrs. H. I. Hunt of
Some time ago Mrs. Hunt was
forced to take Hazel to the Home
of the Good Shepuerd at Omaha,
on account of the persistent little
troubles she would get into, and
thought all the time that she was
still there, being very much sur
prised upon hearing of the sad
affair, to tind that she had been
sent out to work as a domestic.
Hazel’s father was killed in a
cyclone and her mother drifted
away, then Mrs Hunt gave her a
good home. Taken away from
the home where she had lived for
twelve years, and missing the
loving care of the woman who
had been a mother to her, the
young girl fell a victim to home
sickness and suicide was the re
When the sad allair happened
she was living with the family of
Linn Goodin in Benson, a suburb
of Omaha. The family had gone
to the city and upon returning
found the girl almost dead.
FUNERAL AT BARADA.
Miss Myrtle Wamsley was Buried
Friday, June 18.
Myrtle Leora Wamsley was
born at Barada ou the 14th day
July, 188!). She grew to young
womanhood there. In the bloom
of youth she was stricken with
disease. Friends and relatives
ministered to her with loving
hearts and tender hands until the
17th day of June, 1 !)<>!), when her
spirit took its flight from the
earthly tabernacle and passed ovei
on the other side*.
The funeral services were con
ducted by Prof. T. J. Oliver in
the little church near the home
Friday afternoon. The business
houses of the little village were
all closed and everybody went to
pay their last respects to the girl
who had been called from their
midst to answer the call of the
death angel. Sin; leaves to mourn
her loss, father, mother, brother,
and sisters, aged grandfather and
grandmother, besides many rela
tives and friends.
Will Visit Falls City.
“Mid” Shockey of Colony,
Kansas, says he expects to take
an extensive vacation trip this
summer, Imt not to California as
was rumored by Kansas friends.
He and his wife will visit
St. Joseph, Hannibal, Mo., l)es
Moines, la.. Council Bluffs, la.,
and Falls City, where they will
spend several days with his sis
ter, Mrs. Belle Barker. They
will then go to Kansas City on
their return trip, and then to
their home in ('olony.
Visits Fine Fruit Farm.
Henry C. Smith, Ford Ilarlow
and Mr. and Mrs. (’has. Davis
went to Humboldt Sunday after
noon. From there they were
driven in an. automobile, to the
fine fruit farm of Henry C.
Smith, near Du Boise. They say
he has an abundance of nice cher
ries ready for the market, that
must be picked and shipped this
week. They returned home on
the evening train.
Suffers a Painful Accident.
While shaking a bottle of lini
ment, preparatorv to putting
some of it on her hands, Mrs.
Fred Khodewald had the mis
fortune of having the cork fly out
of the bottle, and the medicine
penetrated one of her eyes.
While it was a very painful ac
cident it will not prove as serious
as was first expected.
MISS PITTOCK MARRIED.
The Groom is an Ellenburg.
Miss Myrtle Pittoek of this
city was quietly married at Sun
i!\ sid• •. Washington, to Mr. Wil
T im Mayes LLeddeu. The bride,
in company with her mother left
three weeks ago for a visit to
Colorado. From there the\ went
to Washington, where they met
Miss Pittoek taught in our pub
lic schools for several years and
was one of our most refilled and
popular young ladies. She lias
a host of friends who join in wish
ing her an abundance of happi
ness in her western home. Mr.
and Mrs. Hodden will make their
homo at Kllenburg, Washington.
Annual School Meeting.
The annual school meeting "ill
b ■ held Monday ewniug, .June US.
All directors are urged to be, sure
that they enumerate every child
<>f school age in their respective
The number of children report
od to the county superintendeud
has been growing less each year
Whether this is because all child
ren are not numerated or because
it is a fact that there are really
fewer children of school age in
the county, it is difficult to de
termine. The population is
increasing in tile county, and the
school population ought to grow
Tim Murphy" Poisoned.
It is hard to believe that Falls
City holds a human hound capa
ble of taking the life of such a
dog as Tim Murphy, the beauti
ful cocker spaniel owned by Dr,
and Mrs- Wilson.
Nevertheless suclTa fiend lives
here, ami on Wednesday evening
;ic accomplished his inhuman
purpose by giving Tim a dose of
poison from which he died during
It is to lie hoped that this fel
low will be caught and il he is,
well, if he doesn’t get what is
coming to him we will have to
make another guess.
C. O. Kreger Injured
C. (1. Kreger of this city,
nearly 70 years of age, went out
to his farm Tuesday to help
with tlit' cherry picking. He
fell from a tree, tearing several
ribs loose on the left side and
was otherwise badly bruised.
He was hurried to his home in
town, where medical aid soon
relieved hi.< sufferings consider
V. C. Lyford Touring State
V. (1. Lyford is this week
touring the state, in company
with the other two members of
the committee selected from the
Regents of the state university,
with eyes open for three good
farms to be used by the state
for agricultural experiments.
The legislature instructed the
committee to contract for three
A New D D
At the commencement exercises
of Ashland, (O.) Collage last
week, the degree of Doctor of
Divinity was conferred upon Kev.
R. R. Teeter of this city, who
was a member of the class of '93,
and carried off the honors of the
Death of R. S. Molony.
Special from Humboldt:
R. S. Molony, an earlv settler
and known to the majority of
Richardson county residents, died
at an early hour Sunday morning
at the Kvereit sanitarium in Lin
coln, where he had been taken
the previous Thursday.
Mr- Molony has been in quite
poor health for a month past, but
not until some two weeks prior
to his death did his condition be
come alarming. Death resulted
from Jlright’s disease- His son,
Robe, was with him during tilt
last few days of liis illness, The
remains were taken to his old
home in Illinois for interment
About forty young people took
the county examination for
teachers’ certificates at the court
house at the county superintend
i ents office, Friday and Saturday.
VARIOUS MATTERS OF IMPORT
Many Important Matters Adjusted
New Bridges, Old Ones to
The county board met on
Thursday of last week and in
addition to allowing bills on
the general fund, the following
business was transacted:
It was moved and carried that
the personal assment of Rich
ardson county fortlie year UH)'J,
returned by Assessor Judd, be
approved with the following
corrections: Reduce valuation
of horses in Nemaha township
’> per cent, and the real estate
in Liberty township be reduced
5 per cent.
L. M. Weddle was appointed
to till all vacancies on commit
tees caused by the resignation
of W. .1. McCray,
In the matter or overtax of v .
I*. ( Hazier, a warrant was drawn
on the general land tor $Is.h3,
being the balance due him.
$10.2n was refunded F. A.
Witt o n double assessment.
$3.4H was refunded E. <). Mar
tin, the sum being paid under
All claims for theTowle Lum
ber Co. for hauling lumber, were
rejected, as there was no con
The official bonds of W. K.
Loose, <1. G. Candy and lv. G.
Henderson were approved.
The road petitions of W. W.
Gentry in Nemaha and Grant
townships, were deferred until
next meeting of the board.
The county clerk was in
structed to advertise, in com
pliance with the state laws, for
erection a n d reparation o f
bridges and approaches thereto,
for the building of culverts and
improvements on roads and for
furnishing material in connec
tion with the same.
The county attorney was in
structed to prepare proper bills
of exceptions to take the pres
ent drainage suit to the supreme
County Official to Wed.
The county officials and a few
intimate friends of “Johnnie”
Hutchins “got wise” to the fact
that he was contemplating mat
rimony soon they even “got
next to the date. So Tuesday
night a banquet was held at the
National hotel in his honor.
John Morehead was chosen as
toastmaster and the fun the boys
had at “Johnnie’s” expense was
a caution—lie’s a little bashful
anyway, you know.
Mr. Hutchins will rnary Miss
Mary Davies, in the old Trinity
Episcopal church in New York
city, on June 2'Jth. He leaves
tonight (Thursday) for Passaic,
Newr Jersey, where his bride has
been teaching school for some
The Tribune extends congratu
Little Ones Entertained
Wednesday afternoon Miss
Spencer, the librarian, enter
tained something like thirty
little people at the library in a
very unique way. It was called
“story hour.” While little ones
listened with alert ears, some
with wide-open mouths, Miss
Spencer told them the stories
about the “School for Donkeys"!
and the “liurning of the Rice
Fields.” They all enjoyed the
stories, and the skill with which '
they were told is evidenced by
the fact that one little boy
could not wait until the end of
the “rice field" story, but eager
ly called out: “What did they
do it for? |
ACCIDENT AT VERDON
Night Engineer at Pump-Houae
Special from Humboldt:
Ralph Garries, son of Rev. W.
H. Garries who until recently
was pastor of the Cottage church
northeast of Humboldt but now
holding a pastorate over the
church at Yerdon, suffered a
fearful accident at the Burling
ton yards at that place Sunday
The voting man had employ
ment at the nearby pumping
station, and as tlie work was
slack along toward evening he
fell asleep and was startled from
his slumbers by an incoming
train, and before bis senses could
sufficiently be collected the train
was upon him. Nearby work
men rushed to bis rescue, when
it was found that both feet had
been severed from the limbs.
The young man was later tak
en to Omaha for treatment
DOES IT PAY?
Sears, Roebuck & Co. Make Ad
On Monday morning the rural
route carriers were loaded down
with Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s cata
logues. We wonder whether the
merchant who contends that “ad
vertising doesn’t pay,” thinks
this firm can afford to scatter
promiscuously books that cost
them, when printed by the thous
ands, more than 30 cents each.
Their advertising pays them, or
they would ‘‘cut it out.” They
are making advertising pay right
here in the territory that belongs
to the home merchant —if lit- goes
To quote another, “advertis
ing which has not the confidence
of the public can not he made to
pay.” If the, home merchant
cannot make his advertising pay,
it's because In' has not gained tho
confidence of the public.
In the District Court.
The following case.-, have been
handled in tin* district court
Adelaide Bode vs Peter 11.
.lussen and (<. W. Holland, de
fondant given leave to plead and
plaintiff to answer within thirty
Missouri Pacific vs Drainage
District No. 1, judgment for
District, motion for new trial
Drainage District No. 1 vs
Richardson County, judgment
for District against County for
Doerner vs Doerner, divorce,
decree as prayed; alimony a!
lowed in sum of $1,000,
Millie W. Franks vs Klla
Howe et al, quiet title, court
finds for plaintiff, title quieted
Barnes vs Miner, motion to
reopen judgment, court granted
leave to tile additional affidavits.
Huber vs Scheidegger, prom
issory notes, judgment for $H02
Married at Oklahoma City.
Miss Hertha Palmer of Stella,
Nebraska left last week for Okla
homa City to visit her brother,
James J>. Palmer. Last evening
she was married at the home *f
her brother, to George Maeoinber
of Coweta, Oklahoma.
The groom was formerly of tlus
city, and is a nephew to Mrs. G.
J. Crook. For many years I s
lived with his parents in this
city and drove the Standard oi
wagou over the county. They will,
make their home with the groom s
parents on a farm near Coweta.
Attended Nolte-Meyer Wedding
Mrs. I. C- Maust and Misses
Oddie Lapp, Stella Knickerbock
er. Lizzie, Lena and Augusta Wit
rock of this city, attended the
wedding of Miss Clara Meyer to
Ernest H Nolte, at the home of
the bride’s parents in Hiawatha
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