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The Falls City Tribune
Vol. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1909. Number 35
THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges. Clubs.
Mrs. Edwin Falloon entertained a
number of friends at dinner last Fri
day, complimentary to her former
classmate, Mrs. Kenneth McLane,
md her sons, of Denver, Miss Evans
and Miss McNeill, cousins of the
Misses Keim. Covers were layed for
sixteen and a sumptuous dinner was
served. Games of various sorts, in
cluding tennis, were played during
the afternoon,and later ice cream and
cake were served. Mrs. Falloon is
Uiosi hospitable and spares no effort
in preparing for the pleasure of her
guests, and the occasion was one of
pioasu'.e to all.
The members of the Presbyterian
Sunday school enjoyed a splendid
picnic last Thursday, at the Henry
Kruze grove, about three miles east
of town. About one-hundred went out
in autos, carriages and hacks, tak
baskets bulging with all thg good
things that go to make up a picnic
dinner. Lemonade in abundance was
on hand and with games, swings
and a story telling circle, the time
passed all too quickly. Supper was
served before the return to town and
closed a jolly good day’s outing.
The tea given by the Willing Work
ers of the Christian church, at the
home of Mrs. Peter Resterer, was a
success socially and financially. It
was well attended and about $20 was
Mrs. H. C. Barton and Miss Jose
phine Graves entertained about thirty
friends last Thursday, at the home of
Mrs. Barton’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. F. Morgan. For the first form of
entertainment, cards with numbers
were passed, and each number drawn
entitled the holder to a picture of
iter “affinity.” The verse accompany
ing the picture was witty and appro
priate, and were the source of great
merriment. Miss Graves then read
a number of quotations and staiizas
of poetry, the guests writing the cor
rect author upon the cards. Miss
Wlnnifred Taylor won the prize, a
piece of hand-painted china. De
lightful refreshments,in two cohrses,
were served, after which Miss Graves
gave a number of enjoyable readings,
and music was contributed by Miss
Graham, Miss Cornford and Mrs. Tom
Davies. A letter from Miss McDon
ald, who is visiting in Minnesota, was
read and souvenir cards which she
sent to the Friends in Council were
presented. This was the last of an
enjoyable series of parties given by
ladies for the Friends in Council.
Miss Floy Grinstead entertained a
few friends Friday evening with a
som’r set party. Two tables played
and the game was enjoyed until late.
Dainty refreshments were served.
Miss Helen Resterer entertained a
few friends, informally, last Friday
evening. Games were enjoyed for
quite awhile and ices, cake and water
melon were served. The evening
was a jolly one and the last
the friends will have with Miss Helen
for some time, as she will make an
extended visit in Dakota.
James Falloon entertained the
class of 1912, of which he is a
member, last Saturday evening, at
the spacious Falloon home. A
royal good time was enjoyed, play
ing games of all sorts. Lovely
refreshments were served by Mrs.
Falloon, assisted by Misses Kate
and Fern. The evening was one of
the jolliest of all class gatherings.
A number of ladies were delight
fully entertained by Mrs. John Crook
last Wednesday evening. Whist was
the entertainment of the evening and
four tables were placed for the game.
Six games were played, the honors
falling to Mrs. W. L. White and Mrs.
J. B. Ramsey. At eleven o’clock
Mrs. Crook served a lovely supper,
assisted by May Schmelzel.
The Royal Neighbors gave an ice
cream social at the home of Mrs. I.
M. Houston lust Tuesday evening,
which was well patronized. The
evening was a success socially as
well as financially. Music was fur
nished at intervals during the even
[ ing and no effort was spared to
make the evening an enjoyable one.
The flook Worm club spent a de
lightful day at the home of Frank
Shaffer, north of town, Wednesday.
Mr. Shaffer met the girls at the Li
brary and gave them a long hay
rack ride. Miss Lois Spencer acted
in the capacity of chaperon and a day
of unalloyed pleasure was enjoyed.
Surely a liviler crowd of girls would
be hard to find. All took well filled
lunch baskets, a feature so neces
sary to a day’s outing. Mr. Shaf
fer brought them back on the hay
rack in the evening.
Miss Frances Ramsey is enter
taining a dinner party of young ladies
Miss Lucile Mettz 'had a house
party of girl friends with her while
her mother was at the Missouri
Lakes. They had a jolly good time,
Misses May and Helen Gagnon en
tertained at “hearts,” at their home o
Tuesday evening, in honor of their
guest, Miss Rivarde Smith. The ev
ening was passed very pleasantly,
six tables being used at hearts, and
delightful refreshments were served.
The M. K. Kensington met at a
business session with Mrs. Harry
Custer Wednesday afternoon.
BASE BALL NOTES.
The Falls City Team Lost Two
and Won Two.
At the Stella picnic Thursday the
Falls City colts defeated Sabetha’s
nine in a good game—score 6 to 2.
Friday’s game was stolen from the
Colts by an incompetent, unfair
umpire from Verdon, who had waged
money on the game. It ended up in
a “row,” in the ninth inning.
The local team went down to At
chison Sunday and lost a game to
the Atchison boys. Score 6 to 1.
The Falls City boys defeated Sa
betha's “crack” team at Morrill on
Wednesday. The score was C to 1.
Connell, the Indian pitcher, of Pres
ton pitched and Tom Poteet did the
back stop act. They went over in
Iloton will send her team over here
Monday, where they will meet the
Falls City “bunch” at Poteet’s
park. A good game is predicted.
The Lietzke Pantorium.
Charles Lietzke was buried in work
when a Tribune representative drop
ped in upon him this week. He
opened his new place of business last
week and ever since has had all the
work he could handle. Mr. Lietzke
is a good workman, having spent
years at the business here with Jno.
Wilson, and elsewhere, and deserves
the patronage he is sure to get.
He is located over Wahl & Parch
Next Sunday, September 5th, the
Evangelical Lutheran St. Pauls’
congregation, Ohio Township, five
miles north of town, will celebrate
its annual mission festival. Ser
vices at ten a. m. and two p. m. in
German. The speakers for the day
are Rev. Tlieo Hoemaim, Hiawatha,
Kas., R. Ludwig, So. Auburn and
Wm. Bartz and F. W. Schulze of
this city. Everybody welcome.
The camping party, composed of
Misses Louise Rule, Maude Davis, Le
la Powell and Helen Kanaly and
Messrs Blaine Yoder, Frank Bucholz,
Frank Kanaly and Alvin Porr of
Humboldt, returned Saturday from
Missouri Lakes, after enjoying a
splendid ouling. Mrs. James Powell
and Mrs. Will Schmelzel returned
Dr. aud Mrs. Fast came up from
St. Joseph Tuesday afternoon, having
driven across country. They drove
out of St. Joseph Monday afternoon,
and although they found part of the
country pretty dusty, most of the
drive was very enjoyable.
Goes Into Business at Superior, Neb.
Miss Elizabeth Sanford left Tues
day for Superior were she will open
up a millinery parlor. Miss Sanford
has acted in the capacity of a trim
mer for'several years and we are
sure she will be successful.
THE COMERS AND GOERS
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST TO
YOU AND ME.
What Your Friends and Their
Friends Have Been Doing the
Elinor Fisher was down from Bara
Henry Class of Reserve was trading
II. C. Smith returned Tuesday af
ternoon from Omaha.
\V. S. McGowan of Barnda was* a
Saturday visitor here.
Charles Marlon and family were
Morrill visitors this week.
Miss Stella Schoek went to Verdon
Tuesday, to visit friends.
Prof. T. J. Oliver held services in
the Christian church fit Hamlin, last
Myrtle and Robert Wyatt visited
at the home of II. It. Willard during
•lohn Gleason and daughters, May
and Mina were dawn from Fargo last
Mrs. Switzer of Waterloo, Iowa vis
ited her sister, Mrs. Samuel Richly,
Mrs. Allan D. May and son re
turned to their home in Auburn on
Misses Fay and Hazel Ritchie of
Omaha, visited the family of Rev.
Day over Sunday.
Miss Zola Decker of Lawton, Okl.,
arrived Wednesday to visit her aunt,
Mrs. B. F. Morgan.
Bert Baker’s friends are glad to
know he is able to be out again, after
his tussle with typhoid.
Mrs. Margery Grant is spending
this week in Preston with her daugh
ter, Mrs. James Sinclair.
Mrs. Spangler and children of Mor
rill, visited her sister, Mrs. Claude
Phillippl, the first of the week.
Mrs. Emmert and Mrs. Coons of
Salem were shopping here Monday,
coming down in the Emmert car.
Mrs. George Holland left last
Friday for a visit with relatives in
Belleville, Ohio, her girlhood home.
Robert Wills, who has been visiting
the family of B. F. Morgan, return
ed to his home in Lincoln Monday.
Miss Maude Wixon, who lias been
visiting Mrs. Bush, left Monday for
her home in Clay Center, Kansas.
Mr. A. Harris and son, Jesse, of
Shubert, came down the first of the
week, the latter lo enter upon a
course at the Falls City Business Col
lege. Jesse graduated at the Peru
Normal last year, and will now strive
to master the intricacies of steno
graphy, and it is safe to say he will
attain that end.
Miss Goldie Musselman, who has
been visiting Florence Bowers, re
turned to her home in Clay Center,
Miss Mamie Palmer returned Sat
urday from Mitchell, Neb., where
she visited her sister, Mrs. Charles
Misses I’linma Mcrsiein ana Mauae
Evans, who have been visiting A. R.
Keirn and sisters, left Monday for
N. B. Judd returned Sunday from
a visit to his old home at Wenona,
111., where he attended the reunion
of the Judd family.
Mrs. G. Nicholson entertained her
brother and his family from Misso
uri Tuesday. They made the trip
in their touring car. *
Miss Louise Horn, who has been
living on her claim neat' Agnes, S.
D., for the past year, came home last
Saturday for a visit.
Lorine Zachman and John Hast
ings of Mound City, Mo., are in the
city visiting their cousin, Mrs. Her
bert Hedges and family.
Mrs. Josie Gilroy returned to her
work at the Hermes Produce office
Monday morning. She has enjoyed
a seven weeks’ vacation.
Fred Scliaible and family were
over from Fairview, Kansas, in their
car Tuesday. Mr. Scliaible is a
cousin to the Schaibles of this city.
Mrs. James Stew'art came over
from Sabetha Sunday, to spend a few
days with her father, Coon Brecht.
Her brother, Allie, went home with
Miss Jessie Agnew will reach this
city today from her home in Rockford,
Ills., and will again take up her
work as teat her of music and drawing
in' our public schools.
Miss Clara Tanner returned Tues
day afternoon from Salt Lake City,
and Colorado, where she had spent
her month's vacation. She is much
improved by her rest.
Married Wednesday Evening Even
ing September First.
Mr. Henry I.ayson and Miss Laura
Klima were quietly married at the
home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Klima. Wednesday evening
September 1st. by liev. Haldeman.
Only a few close relatives and friends
were present for the ceremony.
Miss Klima was a teacher for two
years in the Dawson schools and is
loved and appreciated by all who
know her for her many lovely ways
and attributes of character.
Mr. i.ayson is a prosperous young
farmer and stands high among his
friends and associates for liis fine
many qualities and sterling worth.
On liis farm, south of Dawson, he
lias Imili a thoroughly modern house,
and here lie and liis wife will take
up their new life.
Kvery wish for prosperity and hap
piness is extended by their friends.
MICHAEL QUINLAN DEAD.
One of Dawson’s Respected Citizens
Mlcbad Quinlan, one of Dawson’s
oldest and most, respected citizens,
passed away Monday.
Mr. Quinlan was an old soldier and
ltad not been in good health for some
time, asthma having given him much
trouble for years.
He was buried at the Dawson cem
etery, Wednesday. ^
Besides a wife he leaves three
sons, Garrett, Patrick and Will,
and a daughter, Maggie, to mourn
the loss of a loVing husband and
Library Board Resolutions.
The following resolutions were
adopted by the Library board, Aug.
Whereas, Miss Lois Spencer has
been librarian of our City Library
for the past three years, and during
tuat time has been faithful in her
work, satisfactory to the public, en
thusiastic for the future success and
good influences of our library, and
lias advanced the standard of the
library to a high degree, and
Whereas, She now desires to
still further prepare herself for more
thorough and successful library work,
by attending a Uuiversity where she
can receive special Instruction along
that line, and has therefore present
ed her resignation as our librarian,
therefore be it,
Resolved, That we accept the
same and bespeak for her the best
wishes and respect of those with
whom she may hereafter become as
Gets The Banner.
Rev. F. Ellsworth Day of the Chris
tian church attended the State con
vention, held at Bethany last week,
where he was one of the principal
speakers, and brings home with him
the state banner which was awarded
the Sunday school of Palls City,
because of the largest growth, best
attendance and largest collections for
This is quite an honor for the
Bible school and they are proud of
the work done, that has won this
honor for them.
Mrs. Martha Weaver Returned.
Mrs. Martha Weaver returned on
Wednesday evening to her old home
in this city, after a lengthy sojourn
in San Diego, Cal. On her way from
the coast she paid an extended visit
to her son, Lawrence, in Spokane,
Wash. Later her daughter, Mrs.
Dennis, may join her in the old
home, l’aul Weaver met his mother
Wednesday in Tecumseh.
Return From Northwest.
Misses May Maddox and Allie
Keeling returned Tuesday night from
their vacation trip to the northwest,
whicli Included a trip to Shagwa,
Alaska. They have had some very
pleasant and unusual experiences, and
enjoyed every minute of the time.
In Seattle and Tacoma they visited
relatives and friends and attended the
Preparing Club Rooms.
The largi room on the second floor
of the library building lias been in
the hands of tli«■ d eorators this
week, and lias also received some
artistic touch s from the ladies of the
City Federation, and will be used as
a club room. The first meeting held
will be that of the Federation Friday
LOOKS LIKE AN AWAKENING
ALL SIGNS POINT TOWARD AN
ACTIVE REALTY MARKET.
Improvements the Order of the
Day and a Healthy Advance
in Prices Perceptible.
Recorder Kd wards reports that Ills
office force is kept busy recording
transfers of Kails City property.
A lot that was on the market a
year ago for $1150 with no buyer was
sold for $i>7r> lust Saturday.
The new home of Albert Maust Is
nearing completion and Is one of the
most pretentious residences in the
Squire Redwood’s new home will
he a dandy when completed. II will
cost a good many thousand dollars,
but it looks to be worth the price.
Not a vacant house in town nor an
idle working man who wants work.
At least thirty new house's will have
to be erected within the next few
months to accomodate the constantly
The new Vinegar factory is pro
gressing rapidly. This company Is
laying out a good many thousand dol
lars in these Improvements as an evi
dence of its faith in Kails City’s
We are glad to note that a sewer
system is being seriously proposed
by the administration, and that the
citizens are so favorably disposed.
This Is an Improvement that should
be constructed without unnecessary
The new brick building being erect
ed next to the Kails City Auto com
pany's new garage will add greatly
to the block that has been in frame
buildings so many years, and has
been built up in new brick struct
ures this spring.
The Gilligan addition and the new
addition opened on the Prank place,
are going to add many beautiful build
ing sites to the already beautiful
north end. If there is any sure thing
in business, the fact' that the pur
chasers of these lots will make mon
ey, is that sure thing.
Every merchant in Kails City is
feeling the effects of the renewed
activity in our business life. With
labor employed at good wages und
the many new families who have
come to share in this general pros
perity, the merchant is reaping his
share of the reward.
The Putnam cement block factory
will be a big improvement. Falls
City has been backward on this pro
position ami seems not to have awak
ened to the fact that cement is the
future building material. The Put
nam factory should have a ready
market at home for all of its pro
duct, and should be kept constantly
busy by the local demand.
If you think that the division is of
little consequence just go down to
headquarters and see t lie steam
plows, the teams, scrapers and wag
ons all as busy as bees. A new
steam plow will be put on next week
and about thirty additional teams in
order that the work may be hurried
to completion. It is now estimated
that the grading will be finished in
about four months.
The material for paving Stone
street is being put on the ground.
Several cars of crushed stone has
been dumped on the street in front
of ihe court house, and we may ex
pect Contractor Ilqlneman to slart
the dirt to flying within a week or
so. This will furnish employment to
many men and will make Stone
street one of the most beautiful
streets in tlie state.
The opportunity doesn’t often come
to a city to become great, and when
! it does come, the city doesn’t always
embrace it. It was written that
some place in this vicinity should
I grow, for the location demands it.
| We are far enough removed from
| Kansas City, Omaha, Lincoln and
! St. Joseph, to justify a substantial
growth. At times it looked like
' Auburn or Hiawatha might l>c the
growing place, but the signs of the
limes are all pointing towards Falls
j City. This is the opportunity. This
' is the physiological moment. A
united citizenship bent on the city’s
1 progress will accomplish wore within
jibe next year, than it could in any
ten years past. Push a little, push
at least until we get up a little mom
entum and perhaps by that tlmo you
will have gotten the habit. If you
Miss Nan Hutchings Was Appoint
ed Friday Night.
Miss Nan Hutchings was appoint
ed to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Miss l.ois Spencer as
librarian. Miss Hutchings will un
doubledly handle the work well as
sho Is qualified for the work In every
way, and has had experience at dif
ferent times In the library here, dur
ing the absence of the librarian.
“Human Hearts” is a notable ex
pression and fully illustrates how
much Interesting dramatic material
may lie gathered by an author, based
on the actual happenings of life.
The story of "Human Hearts” is
almost true In every detail. The
Incidents thnt form the plot are
well known, and still food for gos
sip In the community where they
happened. The author of tho play
met the original Torn Logan several
years ago, and heard the story from
his own lips. Becoming doeply"lnter
•m - | N - ”
ested, lje' Journeyed to the home of
Logan, where he met most of the
other characters who round out the
cast of the play. When he asked per
mission to dramatize the story, it
was readily granted on condition that
he would change the names of the
characetrs so that they would not
be recognized by anyone not familiar
with the story. Ho readily agreed
to this, and the result lias been a
play that lias had a vivid interest for
more lovers of all tliut is good and
true in melodrama, than any other
dramatic composition of the last
“Human Hearts" will be shown at
the tlebllng Theater, Thursday even
ing September 9th.
Christian Church Notes.
A large crowd greeted the pastor
last Sunday morning and evening.
The music by the orchestra was
enjoyed by all present.
Special music next Lord’s day
both morning and evening.
Bible school interest is growing.
At the morning service the report
of the monthly board meeting will
be read; you want to hear it—be
present and encourage your minister.
Bible School—9:45 a. m.
Sermon Subject, “The Christians
Source of Confidence.’’—11:00 a. m.
Y. P. S. C. E.—‘7:00 p. m.
Sermon, “God’s voice.’’—8 p. m.
You are cordially Invited.
p. B. DAY, Minister.
A Spry Old Gehtleman.
Comrade, J. A. McCormack cele
brated his seventy-eighth birthday an
niversary Friday of last week. His
relatives and friends sent almost
that many post cards to remind him
of the event. He is hale and hearty
and one of the active members of the
G. A. It. post of this city.
Attending Family Reunion.
Quite a party left last Sunday for
Elkhart, lud., including Mr. and
Mrs;. Isaac Loueks, Mr. and Mrs.
Aaron Culp. Mrs. Grant Windle,
Miss Grace Bucher of this city and
Mrs. Kessler of Hamlin, Kas. They
go to attend a general reunion of the
A Rape Case.
Sheriff Fenton went up to Stella
Wednesday and brought LeRoy Grif
fith down here where he was arran
ged before Judge Spragins on the
charge of statutory rape. The
girl's step-father made the complaint.
Griffith was released on bond.
Mrs. Frank Werner went to Iva»
sas City Thursday, for a few days.
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