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The Falls City Tribune
Vol. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1909. Number 34
THE WEEK’S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
The Stinnyslope Kensington met on
Wednesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. William Bahr. Quite a crowd
. was present and a pleasant time was
had. Miss Pearl favored them with
a recitation and Mollio Stewart with a
guessing game, which was very inter
esting. Wednesday evening, Sept.
1, the ladies will entertain their hus
bands at the home of Chris Wamsley.
Mrs. II. C. Barton and Miss Jose
phine Graves are entertaining for
the Friends in Council this (Thurs
Mrs. Abysilla Powell, who is visit
ing her sons, John and James, who
given a post card shower Tuesday,
August 21th, that being her seventy
eighth anniversary. Seventy-five rel
atives "and friends sent her cards.
The Willing Workers of the Chris
tian church gave one of their popular
teas at the home of Mrs. Peter Ros
terer Thursday evening.
Mrs. Joseph Lord entertained a
few friends from this city at her
country home south of Salem Wed
nesday, and a day of feasting was in
order. Only those who have par
taken of Mrs. Lord’s dinners can ap
preciate them and on this occasion
the fortunate ones were Mrs. J. S.
Lord, Mrs. Houston, Mrs. Wanner,
and Miss Mary Gillispie.
Mrs. Peter Kaiser was hostess to
a number of friends on Wednesday
afternoon, complimentary to her dau
ghter, Mrs. Harnack of Hiawatha.
The ladies met for a good visit and at
five o'clock an elegant four course
dinner was served,consisting of all
seasonable delicies. Mrs. Kaiser
is a clever hostess and every pleas
ure and comfort was arranged for her
guests. Those from out of town who
were present were Mrs. Harnack of
Hiawatha, Mrs. Notacker of St. Louis
and Mrs. Sedelmeyer of Kansas
James Coupe and sister, Miss Nel
lie, entertained a large party of
friends Tuesday evening at their
home south of the Nemaha in
honor of Miss Ina Keller of Chicago,
who is visiting at the Couiie home.
Milliards, cards and dancing furnish
ed amusement for all and at twelve
o’clock a lovely supper was served.
The guests were conveyed to the
Coupe home in automobiles and hacks
and the wee small hours could be
counted before they returned to town.
The out of town guests were Miss
Keller of Chicago, Miss Smith of
Topeka, Miss Eversole of Elk Creek
and Miss Coupe of Effingham, Kas.
Mrs. H. C. Barton and Miss Jos
ephine Graves entertained thirty
five guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. B. F. Morgan Wednesday from
two until five o’clock. The enter
tainment was in the form of a ken
sington, though needle work played
a very unimportant part in the af
ternoon pleasures. An interesting and
pleasing guessing game filled in
most of the time. A few measures
from fifteen mucical numbers were
played by Mrs. S. L. Davies and the
guests were to guess the cor
rect name of the selection. Mrs. J.
R. Pickett won the prize, a hand
paiuted cup and saucer, for guessing
the most correctly. Lovely refresh
ments were served in two courses by
the hostesses, assisted by Mrs. Mor
Mrs. A. Keller entertained a doz
en ladies last Friday afternoon com
plimentary to Mrs. Notacker of St.
Louis and Mrs. Wm. Harnack of
Hiawatha. The afternoon was one of J
special pleasure,, spent in visiting
and friendly conversation. At five.
o'clock the guests were invited toj
the dining room where an elegant
four course dinner was served. The
pleasure continued until late in the
evening, when the guests departed
for their several homes feeling un
der many obligations to Mrs. Kel
ler for her generous hospitality.
Mrs. Wm. Faller gave a dinner par
ty Monday evening complementary to
her sister, Mrs. Notacker of St.
Louis and Mrs. Harnack of Hiawatha.
During the afternoon the guests ar
rived and the time passed with a
splendid visit among old friends. At
six o’clock dinner was announced
and a bountiful repast was faultless
ly served. The guests remained un
til a late hour, loth to adjourn so
pleasant a gathering.
M. .1. Schaible was given a jolly
surprise by the families of his broth
ers and sisters last Monday to re
mind him of his fifty-third birthday
anniversary. Twenty-eight guests
were present and after several hours
devoted to varied pleasures, a fine
supper was served. A beautiful
leather rocker was presented to Mr.
Schaible by the relatives, who wish
ed him many more happy anniver
In response to in vita dons issued by
Misses Florence and Elta Iloose a
large party of friends met with them
at their home on South Fulton S(.
Tuesday afternoon to enjoy a lcen
sington. During the afternoon sev
eral interesting readings and enjoy
able musical numbers were given for
the pleasure of the guests. Dainty
and tempting refreshments in two
courses were served by l lie hostesses
at six o’clock. They are most hos
pitable young ladies and the after
noon was very pleasing to their
Miss Jerometta Kelly entertained
a number of her little friends at the
home of Rev. H. Bex Wednesday af
ternoon. Games were played on the
lawn and the little folks thoroughly
enjoyed the afternoon. Delightful
refreshments were served by Miss
Misses Maude and May Maddox
gave a kerfsington last Friday after
noon for their friend, Miss Bobbitt
of Tecumseh. Twenty-five guests
were present and spent the afternoon
with music, games and dainty fancy
work. At half-past-five dainty re
freshments were served.
Mrs. Will Uhlig entertained compli
mentary to her sister, Miss Florence
Wylie, last Saturday afternoon. The
surprise of the afternoon was for
Miss Wylie, when she was asked to
open an umberella in which many
pairs of hose had been fastened.
They were all colors and kinds.and
about eighteen pairs in all. Social
conversation and cards were enjoyed
upon the lawn. Dainty refreshments
were served at five o’clock. This
was the last of a very pleasant ser
ies given for Miss Wylie before her
Misses Helen and Constance Ly
ford entertained a few friends on
Friday afternoon for their friend,Miss
Edith Robbins of Lincoln. Interest
ing games were played, most of
which were enojyed upon the lawn.
At six o'clock the young ladies were
invited into the dining room, where
an elaborate dinner was served, pre
sided over by Mrs. Lyford. After
the dinner hour games and music
were again enjoyed and as a whole,
the occasion was an exceedingly
Miss Edna Crook gave a final din
ner to a few of her intimate friends
Tuesday evening. When all asscm
bled she told them of the arrange
ments for her wedding which was
to take place quietly on Wednesday.
The bridal gown was brought out
and each guest was asked to put in
a few stitches; accordingly the row
of French knots bordering the bod
ice was made by her friends. Din
ner was served at six o’clock and a
merrier party never partook of a
meal. The company Included only
ladies. Those present were ‘Misses
Gertrude and Grace Lyford, Mildred
Holland, Frances Ramsey and Mrs. j
W. H. Crook.
Miss Ruth Wilson entertained the
members of her club Monday even
ing for Miss Edith Robbins of Lin-,
coin. Som’r set and other games
made up the amusements of the J
evening, and music was contributed
by several of the young ladies. Mrs.
Wilson served dainty refreshments.
Mrs. Sandusky entertained at din
ner Tuesday evening, for Mrs. Me-j
Lean and her sons of Denver, who '
are guests of Mrs. McLean's sister,
Mrs. George Jennings.
Resigned as Janitor.
W. L. Hendricks has resigned ns
janitor of the Harlan schools and Ir
win Yoder will be appointed to take
his place .
THE HURST-CROOK NUPTIALS
A PRETTY HOME WEDDING AT
HIGH NOON WEDNESDAY.
Two Popular Young Society People
Joined in Wedlock Ho$ts of
Friends Are Theirs.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. William
11. ('rook was the scone of a very
pretty home wedding at High-Noon,
on Wednesday, August 25th, when
their eldest daughter, Edna, became
the wife of Edward K. Hurst. The
marriage lines were read by Rev
(’. A. Mastin of the Methodist church,
the beautiful and impressive ring
service being used. The bride and
groom wore unattended, and the cere
mony was witnessed by the immedi
ate family only.
The bride looked beautiful, wearing
a gown of white liberty satin over
white silk. The design was princess
in effect and was beautifully trimmed
with hand embroidered Paris net. Slit1
carried a shower boquet of white
roses and wore roses In her hair.
A breakfast of four courses fol
lowed the ceremony, the only decora
tions in the dining room a floral
centerpiece of white carnations and
ferns aiuL- festoons of sinllax upon
the table, at which covers for twelve
Miss Crook was essentially a Falls
City young lady; she was born here
and most of her life lias been spent
in her native town. Agraduate of our
High school and of the seminary in
Sherman, Texas, she has cultiva
ted accomplishments and talents of
which she may be proud; abpve
all, her sunny temperament and her
friendly, lovable disposition lias en
deared her to the hearts of hosts
Professor Hurst came to Falls city
two years ago, in the capacity of
principal of the High school, a posi
tion he still holds. He lias made
many staunch friends during his resi
dence here, and is recognized as
an intelligent, industrious young man
of sterling qualities.
In the life upon which they are en
tering so happily, they have the best
wishes and congratulations of hosts
Mr. and Mrs. Hurst left in the af
ternoon for a short trip to Omaha,
and will return in about ton days.
Two Young Men at Humboldt Nar
Special from Humboldt.
Ernest Reiser and Charlie Davis
narrowly escaped being shot as they
were coming into town Saturday even
As they were near the Gustave Do
ck farm some unknown person fired
several shots which struck their
buggy, one shot passing through a
part of the clothing worn by one of
the occupants of the buggy.
A “Gun Toter.”
Fisherman Tanner, from over in
Missouri, imbibed too freely of stim
ulants last Saturday and became
noisy, to which Chief Marts objected.
He also displayed an ugly looking
gun. which is against the laws of
the chief’s domain, and he promptly
walked him up to Judge Spragins,
who asked him to contribute $14.80
to the .education of the school “kids.”
He objected and was placed in Hotel
Marts, where he remained until Tues
day, when he concluded Missouri was
cooler and paid his fine, hitting the
dust for home, fish and mosquitoes.
Most of the machinery for the ce
ment work which is being installed
in our midst by W. II. Putnam &
Sons, arrived the past week. It is
being installed as fast as possible
and .they now think that within tlie
next thirty days they will be ready
to turn out a finished product from
this new industry.
They are shipping in the best qual
ity of sand and cement obtainable,
and everything that leaves the works
bears with it the guarantee of this
At The Lakes.
Mrs. James Powell and Mrs. Will
Sehmelzel are with a party of young
people from this city at the Missouri
lakes this week. The party is com
posed of Misses Lei a Powell, Helen
Kanaly and Maude Davis; Messrs
Blaine Yoder, Frank Kanaly, Frank
Bucholz and Alvin I’orr of Hum
BEAUTIFUL HOME WEDDING
A POPULAR FALLS CITY YOUNG
LADY WON BY KANSAN.
Only a Few Relatives and Friends
Present--The Young Couple
to Reside in Kansas.
The home of Mrs. Katherine Wylie
was the scene of a beautiful home
wedding Wednesday, August 2.'th,
1909, when she gave her youngest
daughter, Florence Irene, in marri
age to Mr. Everett Pccklnpaugh of
Only a few relatives and friends
were present at the marriage.
At High Noon, Mrs. George H. Nei
de played the wedding march ns the
bride and groom entered the parlor,
preceded by Rev. George L. Ncldc.
who read the marriage service and
pronounced (In1 words that made
them husband and wife. The cere
mony was simple and Impressive, the
song being used according to the
rites of the Episcopal church.
The ceremony took place before an
altar erected in a bay window, which
was banked with terns, palms and
roses and lighted with candles.
Miss Wylie looked charming and
dainty in a gown of sheer Paris
muslin, over white silk and carried
an armful of white roses. She was
attended by her mother who gave her
After the ceremony and congratula
tions a splendid wedding breakfast
was served in the dining room.
Where covers were laid for sixteen.
The table held a floral centerpiece of
roses and ferns, with garlands
of smilax. Heart-shaped place cards
were adorned with bride’s roses.
Many gifts were bestowed upon the
bride by relatives and friends from
Mrs. Peckinpaugli lias grow’n to
womanhood in this city. She lias
been a favorite among her friends,
whom she numbers by the score, who
regret her departure from her old
home, while wishing her happiness
in her new one.
Mr. Peckinpaugli is interested in
the shoe business in Ottawa, where
lie has a home already furnished fpr
his bride. He is an estimable young
man in every way and has our con
gratulations upon tlie prize lie lias
Mr. and Mrs. Peckinpaugli left
Wednesday afternoon for their Otta
way home, the best wishes of scores
uf friends going witli them.
The out of town guests at the wed
ding were: Mr. and Mrs. Allan D.
May, Auburn, Neb.; Mrs. Crawford
and daughter, Forest City, Mo.; Ed
gar Peckinpaugli and sister, Ottawa,
Kas. and Ben and Lulu Dilly, Hia
Stole Away To Tecumseh and Sur
Friends of Warren McDowell and
Miss Florence Beaucamp in tills city
were surprised to learn that they
had gone to Tecumseh and were mar
ried, keeping it a secret since Sun
day of last week. Both of the young
people are well known here and
have a host of friends who will con
Emma Minnie Birmeley, daughter
of Charles and Mary Birmeley was
born at Lakin, Illinois, and died near
Reserve, Kansas, August IS, 1909,age
twenty-seven years and three days.
Until about a year ago, Miss Emma
was a strong and healthy young lady;
but she began to fail in her usual
good health. The parents anxious
to do all they possibly could, sent
her to some of their friends in the
mountains in the hope of benefitting
her health, but it was of no avail.
When her case turned to be hopeless
she longed for her folks and home.
Her mother went after her in Juno
and brought her home. Here again
in th(' circle of her own, she calmly
awaited her release. Emma had cast
her lot with the people of Hod when
but fourteen years old. She lived a
consistent Christian life.
She leaves to mourn her early
death,father,mother, one brother and
five sisters, and many friends that
had learned to love her many noble
qualities of heart and mind.
Her funeral was held from the
Evangelical church in Kalla City and
interment was made in Steele cem
etery. J. It. Nanninga
RECOVERED STOLEN WATCH.
Jacob Hemmerman Arrested, Brought
To Falls City.
‘‘Juki'" Happen, a farm hand who
works for John Lyons,two milos south
of Dawson, was unfortunate and for
tunate* in the same day, Friday last.
He had been out In the field work
ing and the family had all left the
house, in attend the funeral of Jos
eph McGinnis. When ho arrived at
the house lu* found that someone had
been then* during their absence and
taken possession of a watch, valued
by him at $65.00, and a good gold
ring, lie phoned to Dawson imme
diately and Sheriff Fenton, who hap
ponod to be in town at the time pro
ceeded to hunt it up for him. He
found a suspicious looking follow and
upon questioning him decided lie was
tlie man who had the watch. lie
persuaded him to tell where il was,
whereupon the fellow, who gave the
name of Jacob Hemmerman led him
down the alley, lifted up a box, dug
around in the dirt and produced the
The watch and ring were restored
to the owner and the transgressor
brought to Falls City, where he will
hoard at the Hotel do McFarland.
NEARLY A CENTURY OLD.
Grandfather of Mesdames G. L. Slo
cum and A. J. Baldwin of Stella.
Special from Stella.
Mrs. G. L. Slocum and Mrs. A. J.
I laid win received the news, last week
that their grandfather, George Hicks,
had died at Warren, 111. Mr. Hicks
was ninety years, two months and
four days old. He came from Eng
land sixty years ago and had lived
at Warren fifty-eight years. He
leaves a wife, two daughters, three
sons, twenty-two grand children and
twenty-seven great grand chldren.
E. t). Lewis received word last
Thursday of the death of ilia niece,
Miss Blanche Lewis, who died on
the previous Tuesday, at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. (Jharles
Lewis of Hoxie, Kansas. The "par
ents brought the body to this
city Thursday afternoon, to the home
of Mr. and Mrs. John Hutchings.
Saturday morning at ten o’clock burial
services were held in Maple Grove
cemetery, where the body was laycd
at rest, conducted by Kev. Zeike of
the Evangelical church.
Blanche Lewis was only twenty-four
years of age and much of the past
year has been passed in suffering
from that dread disease, cancer,
which blighted her young life
During her visits in our city with
relatives she made many friends who
extend their sympathy to the sorrow
Team Ran Away.
One of Charlie Helneman’s teams
took a short spin down the alley be
hind the Gehling Theater Wednesday
noon. They turned east when they
reached Wahl's store and would have
gone north on Stone street had it not
been for a conveniently planted tele
phone pole, which stopped them on
the corner. The tongue was broken
and the wagon turned over. One of
the horses was scratched a little,but
the entire damage was light.
A Case of “Horseless Carriage.”
Dave Reavis' horse became fright
ened at some children drawing a
wagon along the road, while he and
his wife wore driving Monday night,
and in his efforts fo get loose kick
ed himself out of the harness and
broke the shafts. Mr. and Mi's. Rea
vis were left In their "horseless car
riage” to walk hack home unhurt.
Regular services n< xt Sabbath
morning and evening with preaching
by the pastor. v
At the morning service Miss Anita
Wilson will sing the offertory solo.
The usual anthems by the choir.
You and your friends are cordially
invited. R. Cooper Bailey.
Will Study Music in Kansas City.
Miss Edna Wentworth went to
Kansas City Monday morning, where
she will study music under Prof.
Wallace of that city, and her many
friends here predict for her a bril
Fractured an Arm.
Blaine Evans fell and fractured his
right arm while at Syracuse last
week, and will not he able to use
it for a couple of weeks.
POPULAR LIBRARIAN QUITS
RESIGNATION TO TAKE EFFECT
WITHIN A MONTH.
A Most Valued Employe --To Take
a Course In Library Work
at Training School.
Miss Lola Spencer tendered her
resignation to the library board this
week, the same to take effect within
u month. The board will meet next
Friday night, when action will be tak
en upon It.
MiHs Spencer expects to enter a
school and take a thorough course In
library training. She will be greatly
missed in the library and her place
will bo hard to fill, for she la very
efficient. More than that, she Is
agreeable, accommodating and gives
DIED AT LINCOLN.
Stella Citizen Died at a Lincoln Hos
Special from Stella.
Charles Mason died at Green Guides
hospital in Lincoln, Monday evening,
at ten o’clock. The body was brought
to tils home Tuesday noon. Funeral
was held from the Lutheran church,
and burial at Prairie Union Wednes
He was a man well advanced In
years and bad been In poor health
for a couple of years and last fall
was taken to Green Gables.
He leaves a wife, three sons and
four daughters, besides a host of
friends, to mourn his death.
PRIZE FOR PENMANSHIP.
A Verdon Teacher Secured First, A
Falls City Teacher Second.
Miss Hattie M. Lilly of Verdon,who
teaches this year in Diet. 19, was
awarded the first prize by Prof. Dar
ner at. the Teachers’ Institute for the
teacher handing in the best .specimen
Miss Dorothy L. White of Falla Cit.
was awarded the second prize
Too Much “Joy Juice."
Jake Mot singer, from up near Ver
don. came to Kalis City witli his wlfo
Saturday and when it came time to
go home, no Jake was in sight. Up
on investigation it was found that he
had taken too much “joy juice" and
had been "thrown- in.” At midnight
he was still so "dead-to-the-world”
that hlfl wife had to be taken to a
hotel to spend the night,and-1lie au
thorities took his team to a livery
stable to be taken care of.
He was unable to pay ills fine when
Monday came but was released on
bond furnished by Peter Frederick,
Former Resident Dead.
The W. O. W. of this city received
word tills week of the death of one
of their members, and a former Bap
tist minister here, A. K. Myattway,
at Akron, Indiana, August. PJ. He
was buried at Clarinda, Iowa, August
The W. O. W.of this city carried
a policy of $1,000 on his life. The
deceased will be remembered by a
great many here, who will be grieved
to hear of his death.
Wanted in Grand Island.
The authorities from Grand Island
notified Sheriff Fenton of a mail by
the name of Hoyd, who was wanted
there and was supposed to be in this
county. The sheriff had his suspici
ons and went to Stella Saturday night
and .arrested a man answering the
description. The sheriff came in from
Grand Island Sunday, found his
man and took him back to Grand Is
land that night.
Died at Omaha.
Mrs. Frank Ray, formerly a resi
dent. of this city, died at her homo
ill Omaha last Sunday of typhoid fe
ver. Her sisters Mrs. Clem Fire
baugh and Mrs. Harvey Heaston
went to Omaha Sunday afternoon.
They were accompanied by their bro
ther, Mike Casey of Oklahoma, who
stopped off here between trains ou
his way to Omaha.
What’s The Answer?
A Falls City paper joins a Hia
watha paper in giving Falls City and
its several enterprises the devil.
Would tin* Hiawatha paper join
the Falls City paper in giving Hia
watha a few touches of the samo
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