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The Falls City Tribune
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Vol VI I ALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 53, 1909. Number 29
The Best Talent the Country Affords to he Heard at Falls City Chautauqua, July 24th to August 1st
THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
The Sunny Slope kensington met
at the pleasant home of Mrs. H. E.
Will Wednesday afternoon. A large
crowd was present and a most pleas
ant afternoon was spent. The next
meeting will be with Mrs. Elmer Coon
Wednesday July 28. Dainty refresh
^ mentis were served by the hostess.
Mrs. R. A. Dittmar ad Mrs. I. C.
Maust were guests of Mrs. Amelia
Spence at six o’clock dinner Monday.
At a meeting of the City Federation
Monday afternoon in the Elks’ club
rooms, It was decided to have a Mr.
Mosier, violinist, and Miss Lillian
Dodds Helms, vocalist give an
entertainment on the 12th of next
November. Mesdames Charles G.
Hargrave and Tom Davies and Miss
Jennie Keim were appointed on the
committee to make arrangements for
On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. A. E.
Hill entertained a number of young
ladies at a kensington, in honor of
her two neices, Misses Lola Davis of
Dyton, Ohio, and Grace Davis of
Leavenworth, Kas., the hours being
from three to six o'clock. Refresh
ments were served.
Mrs. Will Crook entertained a num
ber of invited guests at whist Tues
day evening the occasion being in
honor of Miss Shallenbarger of Lin
coln. The Pi Phi fraternity mem.
j bers were present in abundance and
s a general good time was enjoyed.
Refreshments were served.
Mrs. Thos. Naylor entertained the
members of the Methodist kensing
ton Wednesday afternoon. Refresh
ments were served.
A few ladies spent the evening witt
^ Mrs. I. C. Maust Saturday.
As The Tribune predicted it would
be, the reception given in honor of
John Hutchings and his bride and the
newly enrolled members of the Epis
copal church, at the home of Judge
and Mrs. Wilhite, last Thursday even
ing was a decided success. Miss Bes
sie Ramsey, Grace Hays and Eunice
Bode presided at the punch bowl.
All who were present are loud in their
praise of the evening’s entertainment.
The Misses McMillan entertained
the club girls at their home Friday
afternoon in the form of a pajama
party. Some of the ladies attended
in kimonas, while others were at
tired in pajamas. An elegant lunch
eon wras served in four courses and
a general good time was enjoyed.
All who were present were loud In
their praise of the hospitality shown.
Miss Charlotte Culp was the guest
of honor at an eleven o’clock break
fast at the home of the Misses Mq
1 Millan Monday morning. The dining
room was decorated in pink and white
and a jolly good time was enjoyed by
the partakers of the sumptuous meal.
Miss Mildred Holland was hostess
to a few young ladies Tuesday even
ing, the affair being in honor of Miss
Shallenbarger, daughter of Gov. Shall
enbarger of Lincoln. Covers were
laid for twelve.
District court was in session Friday
and Saturday with Judge Raper on
the bench. Tiie following cases were
Charles Fisher from up near Daw
sou was granted his second natural
_ The sale of the land in the estate
of Charles Gagnon, deceased, was
In the case of Schoenheit vs. Sch
oenheit a decree was granted. The
building occupied by McMillan phar
macy, previously in the name of Or
/ ville Schoenheit, will now be in the
name of Mrs. Betty Schoenheit.
In the case of Peter Frederick vs.
William Scott an order was granted
to sell perishable stock.
Moved City Coal Sheds.
The city coal sheds were moved
this wreek, from the old power house
down by the new one.
NOW IT’S GRANDPA “RUBE.”
A Bey Born to Tom Palmer and Wife
at Shickley, Neb.
“Rube" Horroeks received a little
yellow slip of paper from the West
ern Union Monday that conveyed the
news to him that he was now grand
pa. The information was to the
effect that a boy baby had been born
to Tom Palmer and wife, botli form
erly of tills city, but who are now
living at Shickly, Neb., where Tom
is publishing the Shickly Herald.
Mrs. Palmer is a daughter of R. R.
Horroeks of this city and now“Rube”
is about the proudest man in the town.
We’ll bet “dollars to doughnuts"
that Tom will have the little fellow
huntin’ “type lice’’ and eatin’ print
ers’ “pi" good and plenty ere he is
many years old.
Evenings During the Chautauqua it
Will Not Open.
The public library will not be
open evenings during the Chautauqua
Tl»e reasons are many and appar
ent to all. It will give all sufficient
opportunity to enjoy the elegant pro
gram which has been prepared.
Jake Norris Married.
Friends and relatives in this city
received cards this week announcing
the marriage of Jake Norris to Miss
Ada Mapes, the event having taken
place on the 14th of this month at
the home of the bride’s parents at
Jake is an old Falls City boy and
his friends are all showering congrat
ulations upon him.
The newly wedded couple will live
at Basin, Wyoming, where Jake is in
Automobile owners met in the Elks’
hall last Friday evening pursuant to
call and Dr. Miner was elected pres
ident of the permanent organization
and Will Schmelzel was elected sec
retary. It’s object will be to better
conditions for both users of the auto
mobiles and those who are compell
ed to come in contact with them on
the public highways.
Horse Race and a Fight.
Special from Humboldt:
A horse race between a horse own
ed at Nims City and one from Du
Bois was run at the race track last
Saturday with the usual wind-up—a
free-for-all street fight.
Judge Anderson thought $10.00 and
costs about right for the principals,
and $5.00 each for the others.
Big Sale On at Wahl’s.
Samuel Wahl has a big “anniver
sary sale” on now. See his big
double page ad on pages four and
five of this issue. Mr. Wahl has
been in Falls City since 1883 and
this sale is put on expressly for the
purpose of celebrating the occasion
of his store’s twenty-sixth birthday.
Caught in a Binder.
Special from Nims City:
As Alta, the five year old daughter
of Geo. Wiltse aud wife, was running
behind the binder, she fell and her
hand was caught in the wheels in
such a manner as to badly mangle
it, though it is thought it can be
A new fire whistle has been plac
ed at the water-works and when you
hear the nerve-racking, screech-owl
noise it produces you’ll know there's
something doing in the fire line. To
use the words of another “it’ll raise
Good Horse Badly Cut.
One of the horses of Quimby
Beaver’s fine team was badly cut
by wire last Saturday. It was a fine
animal and Mr. Beaver had just made
arrangements for the sale of the
team to Heck & Harlow for $375.00.
Librarian Takes Vacation.
Miss Lois Spencer is enjoying a
week’s vacation. She went up to
Omaha Monday and will visit with
her brother Guy. Miss Edna Spencer
is attending to the duties at the li
brary during her absence.
Tyra Martin, aged 23, of Falls City,
and Miss Edna Holmes, aged 22, of
St. Joseph were granted a license to
wed by Judge Gagnon this week.
FRANCIS MARTIN IS DEAD
THE END CAME AT HIS HOME
After a Long Fight Against Odds
He Was Finally Overcome
By B/ight's Disease.
For some weeks past the friends
of Francis Martin have been expect
ing to hear of his demise almost any
time. Bright’s disease had fastened
itself upon him so securely that
medical aid was of no avail.
Mr. Martin had been in failing
health for some two years and at
times was confined to his room and
then again would rally and be upon
to be suddenly stricken with another
severe attack. This uncertain con
dition of his health kept up for months
until lie was finally compelled to keep
to his room for many weeks just
prior to his death.
The end came on Monday morning,
July 20th. The funeral was held this
morning (Thursday) at nine o’clock
from the Catholic church and Inter
ment was at Steele cemetery.
Francis Martin was born in Dublin.
Ireland, on April 2, 1844. He came
to this country with his parents when
he was four years old, living in New
York seven years with relatives, after
which he joined his parents on a
farm near Aledo, 111.
Mr. Martin received his education
in the public schools at Iowa City,
la., and in the state university of
that state. He studied law under his
faher-in-law, J. C. Pepper, at Aledo,
111., where he was married to Miss
In the year of 1874 he moved to
Falls City, where he has since re
Besides a wife to mourn the loss
of an always indulgent husband, he
leaves the following children to miss
the good advice and fatherly kindness
that was always his custom to bestow
upon them: John C. and Frank E. of
Council Bluffs, Iowa; Thomas of Ter
re Haute, Ind., and Miss Helen and
George of this city.
Mr. Martin has held several public
offices. At one time in 1875 he was
a member of the constitutional con
vention, which drafted our present
state constitution; he was elected as
county judge of this county in 1877
and then in 1903 he was elected state
During his public life he had been
a candidate for the office of district
judge and also for supreme judge.
As a lawyer Mr. Martin was a suc
The sympathy of the entire com
munity is extended to the bereaved
ones in this their hour of trouble.
New Books Were Put in Circulation
The following list of new hooks
were put in circulation at the librarj
last Saturday, July l*th.
Writing the Short Story—-Esenwein.
Scientific Demonsrtation of a Fu
Peace and Happiness—Lubbock.
Whither Thou Goost—Bell.
Man in Lower Ten—Rinehart.
That Girl Montana—Ryan.
Much Ado About Peter—Webster.
Poems Children Love—Coussens,'
Fat-iron For a Farthing—Ewing.
Old Fashioned Fairy Tales—Ewing.
New Dialogs and Plays—Gunnison.
Daniel Boon,Backwoodsman —Lind
He Who Thinks he Can—Marden.
Real Ellectric Toy-making for Boys
Patty’s Summer Days—Wells.
St. Thomas Church.
The services for next Sunday, the
seventh after Trinity, are 7:30 a. m.
Holy communion, 10:45 a. m. morning
prayer and sermon. The subject for
discussion is "Does God Care.” Sun
day school at 9:45. No evening ser
Mind Had Been Gradually Growing
Weaker for a Year Past.
I The hoard examined Jeff Graves
for mental weakness Monday and it
was decided by them and sanctioned
! by the relatives that he had better be
1 taken to the asylum and receive treat
I i.ient. Mr. Graves is nearly sixty
! years of age and is well known In
this part of the county, being a brick
mason and having worked all around
j here. For the past year he has been
ailing, gradually getting worse, until
about ten days ago ho wandered away
I from his home and was found by the
] roadside in a senil-eonscious condition
| Friends claim that the real cause
! of his trouble can be traced to a
1 stroke, similar io paralysis, which he
sustained about a year ago.
j CONVENIENT RAILWAY SERVICE.
Burlington Train No. J3 Will Stop At
Dawson and Salem.
For tiie convenience of the Dawson
and Salem people who wish to attend
the Falls City Chautauqua, the Burl
ington railroad people have agreed to
stop train No. 43 at those points dur
ing the Chautauqua session. Tills
will enable people from the west end
of the county, who will not be able to
spend the entire week hero, to come
down on the morning trains and re
turn home the same day in tlie even
ing. The train leaves Falls City at
10:07 p. in.
Cain a Committeeman.
■I. 1!. Cain, Jr,, was chosen a mem
ber of the stale central committee by
the' temperance forces in convention
it York last week. The convention
adopted that it be the purpose of the
temperance forces in Nebraska ‘‘To
secure immediate enactment of a
county option law and to follow this
step with state wide prohibition.”
October 17th was fixed as a day of
prayer by the temperance cause. The
convention resolved to fight for con
gressman who will stand for laws pre
venting interstate shipment of liquor
into dry territory, and preventing tin
Issuance of federal license in dry ter
ritory, ami the postoffice department
was asked to forbid the sending of li
quor advertisements through the mail
to dry towns.
The state Central committee, which
includes the names of several ladles,
number about thirty-five. The com
mittee is to meet at the call of the
president, T. M. Wimberly of Univer
sity Place.—Stella Press.
The Humboldt band will furnish
music at the Chautauqua three days
next week. Bandmaster Watzek has
his usual good hunch of players to
gether this year and it isn’t nec
essary for us to say that the man
agement will be well satisfied with
their efforts—it goes without saying.
Humboldt people always follow
their band to any attraction and the
Chautauqua grounds will be crowded
with people from there every day the
band is here.
Free Attractions at the Chautauqua.
The Chautauqua management has
provided more free attractions than
ever before. In addition to Dr. Lan
ham's daily Bible lectures, Miss
Florence Norton will give demonstra
tions in good cooking daily at ten
o’clock for the whole week, and on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at the same hour Mrs. Birdie Maupin
will entertain the children with story
All the above are free.
Manager Little Sick.
S. A. Little, manager of the Matt
hews-Little Co., has been confined to
his room this week, suffering a se
vere attack of malaria. The store
has a big sale advertised for the next
two weeks and the clerks are all
wishing for his speedy recovery,
knowing that he will be badly missed
at that time should he be kept away
on account of his health.
Harvey Wahl returned this week
from his visit with old friends and
his aged mother in Meycrsdale, Pa.,
and now Harvey is once more deal
ing out the clothing, etc., to the trade,
feeling much rested after his vaca
tion. He reports that he had a great
New Ca~es Filed.
One new case was filed this week:
Jennie R. Pyle vs. Edward S. Pyle,
THE COMERS AND GOERS
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST TO
YOU AND ME.
What Your Friends and Their
Friends Have Been Doing
the Past Week.
j Mrs. J. W. Cullen came down from
. Vordon Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Dennis McCarthy was roport
j ed very ill the first of the week.
I Mrs. Herbert Hedges and little
daughter spent Monday in Kansas
, iloBcoc Anderson came down from
Humboldt Friday morning and spent
■the day In this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lewis of near
. Vordon were business visitors at
this place Saturday.
Miss Lein Powell returned this week
from an extended visit with Miss
Myrthe lloffncll at Abellne, Kas.
Mrs, Frank Knickerbocker has been
very ill at her home In the south pari
of town, but at tliis writing is slowly
Miss Ruth Rolirer returned to her
i home in Ibis cilv after a few weeks
spent in the country with relatives
Miss Lena Nettlebeck li It Thurs
day for Lincoln to spend her sum
mer vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Will
Hershey at that place.
Mrs. Park Ingalls and little daugh
ter Luella, spent a few days the first
of the week with her mother. Mrs. G.
VV, Morris in this city.
Dr. and Mrs. (i. VV. Reneker and
daughter,Helen Ruth and Iantha Ley
da went to Hiawatha Sunday after
noon in the former's auto.
Mrs. Gwyre Yates came down from
Omaha the latter part of the week
and spent several days with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. 1, L. Mead.
D. C. Kirkpatrick returned from a
trip througli southern Kansas tills
week. He lias been looking after
the fruit crop in that section.
Mrs. David Griffiths and little dau
ghter, Hernfce returned to their home
in Verdon Friday, after a visit to the
former's brothers, Grant and Dr. Bert
Mrs. Editli Baxter and two children
returned from a two weeks’ visit with
relatives and friends at Hardy, Neb.
She returned to li»*r duties at Ditt
mar’s store Monday morning.
Messrs. G. E. Hall, J. 11. Hall, W.
Sloan and .lames Ayers were visit
ors at this place Saturday evening.
They were here looking after the
interests of the democratic ticket.
Frank Boss and Albert Sargent of
Humboldt were business visitors at
this place Saturday. They were here
looking after business matters pre.
taintng to the republican county
Guy Wahl returned to Atchison
Sunday, where lie will once more
take up his duties with the bridge
gang. He has been taking his father's
place in the store while he was vis
iting in Pennsylvania.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Weaver and
two little daughters and Mr. and Mrs.
Sharles Weaver came down from Ver
dou Saturday afternoon to do some
trading and were guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bloom.
Vernie Graves and wife of Hum
boldt are now occupying rooms at Mrs.
Davidson's. Mi. Graves has been
here some few weeks now, having
bad the contract for brick work on
the now garages, and liked the town
so well that he has decided to locate
We find on our desk a booklet
describing the Falls City Chautauqua,
which is to be held July, 24th to Aug.
1st. The management is sparing no
pains or expense to give the public
one of the best chautauquas they
have ever had the opportunity of at
tending. Among the splendid array
of attractions we notice Hon. F. I).
Coburn of Kansas, the authority on
agricultural matters. Mr. Coburn is
known as a man who declined to be
United States senator, lie will speak
on the first day, Saturday, July 24,
at 2:30 p. m. The inimitable Billy
Sunday will be there Tuesday after
noon, July 27. The Hinshaw Grand
Opera Quartette, one of the finest
musical companies which is offered
in this part of the state, will be there
Wednesday afternoon and evening,
July 28. Also Captain Richmond
l’enrson Hobson, congressman from
Alabama, will address the audience
on Friday July 30. The band from
St. Joseph will be there four days.
Altogether we feel that the managers
have every reason to be congratu
lated on the program and we predict
for them a highly successful gatherin
There'll Be Three Good Games Dur
ing Chautauqua Week.
j .lust ns wo nro going to press the
hall hoys inform us that they have
arranged for three good games during
Chautauqua week. Tecumseh will bo
here on Tuesday, auil on Wednesday
and Thursday Auburn will try once
more to beat the Falls City boys.
For tho convenience of Chautauqua
attenders the games will called at
4 o’clock In the afternoon.
On Tuesday night residents of tho
second ward were disturbed by hear
ing a woman's screams. It sounded
as though tho woman who uttered
them was In mortal terror. It de
veloped that the uncle of a young
woman, who lives near the center of
town, got il Into his head that It
would ho a cute thing to scare her.
lie went around the corner of the
house and approached the girl with
I he attitude of a prowler, He did a
good joii of scaring, for the shock
and fright of the "joke” made the
girl hysterical and alio was sick with
prostrated nerves for a day. —Auburn
A particularly Bad event occurred
in Auburn the latter part of last
week In the dissolution of a mother
and her babe, each departing this life
the child entering eternity only a few
short hours after the passing of the
mother. Grace Belle Tankersley Mat
lies, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. C'.
Tankersley, and wife of Marion Mat
lies, died at her home in Auburn at
two o’clock u. m., Saturduy, July 10,
11109, aged thirty-one years, two montl
and eight days. The deceased had
been ill only a short time.
Ed Howe has found this out:
“Don’t look at the president of any of
the banks, the headH of the wholesale
houses of big retail stores, or the
leading lawyers, to find out about the
latest styles In clothing. Hunt up the
boys who are on a salary of $7.60
While in swimming jn Long’s
branch, near Auburn, Tuesday, Rob
ert Bellas met with a peculiar acci
dent. He swam Into a strand of barb
ed wire with such force that lie sev
erely cut Ills abdomen.
Mr. Hanika, who celebrated his
eightieth birthday in this city a few
days ago, says he Is thinking of mak
ing a trip to Germany in the near
future, and will visit his old home
The social given by the Y. P. S.
C. E. of the Christian church at the
home of Charles Hoineinau drew a
large crowd. The evening proved to
be a social one.
Misses Elizabeth and Augusta Whit
rock left the latter part of the week
for Chicago, where they will pur
chase a large stock of fall and winter
Well, Hiawatha is once more a
two-paper town, the new paper, The
News, having been absorbed by the
Democrat of that town.
Cards are out announcing the mar
riage of Miss Etta Sheehan, daughter
of Morris Sheehan of this city, to a
young man in Atchison.
• E. E. Wicks of Red Oak, Iowa, cal
led on The Tribune and left the
price of another year’s subscription
Mias Hattie Kiting anil Jeromeita
K>lly left Saturday for David City
to spend some time with relatives and
Mrs. F. Ellsworth Day and little
daughter are visiting the former's sis
ter at Hanover, Kansas.
Ed Durfee and wife are rejoicing
over the arrival of a baby girl at
their home last Friday.
Mrs. Sig Fuller and daughter, Mrs.
lva Ewing of Verdon were visitors at
this place Saturday.
James Bascom came down from
Pawnee and spent Sunday with
friends in this city.
J. H. Miles has gone to California.
Sheriff Fenton spent a day at Daw
son Friday last.
Henry Sanford, who has been work
ing at Seward, Neb., returned to
Falls City Friday.
Mrs. Belle McPherson was on the
sick list last week.
Purchased a Residence.
r. p. Thomas this week purchased
the residence property now occuupied
by Geo. W. Story ad family, just
across the street west of the cen
tral school house. He will take pos
session as soon as the present oc
cupants can find a suitable location.
A baby girl was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Marchel on Saturday, ffuly 17.
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