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The Falls City Tribune
:VoI.Vf FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1909. Numfcfer ,36
THE WEEK S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Hurst entertain
ed eight members of Mr. Hurst’s or
iginal High School band and their
young lady friends last Thursday
evening. Early in the evening the
. young people were taken to Sowles’
for a treat, returning to the Crook
residence, where games and music
were enjoyed until late, when Mrs.
Hurst and her mother, Mrs. Crook,
served dainty refreshments. Mr. and
Mrs, Hurst are general favorites with
the young people and they made the
evening a pleasant one for all.
Mrs. T. L. Himmelreich gave a de
lightful dinner party last Saturday
evening for her mother, Mrs. Fox. It
bee ame known among the invited
guests that September foutli was
Mrs. Fox's eighty-fourth birthday and
numerous gifts and quantities of
beautiful flowers were showered up
on her which completed the surprise.
Twelve ladies were present and at
six o’clock an elegant four-course
dinner was served. The guests visit
ed until late, enjoying the pleasure
of celebrating the anniversary of such
an elderly lady. Mrs. Fox has been
kept in very close because of rheu
matism but at the present time is
unusually well considering her age.
The Friends in Council opened
the club season last Friday evening,
by holding their first meeting in the
new club room over the library, and
it was also the first time the room
had been used for club purposes.
There was an unusually good atten
dance, Miss Grace Saylor acting as
leader. After a short business ses
sion, incidental to the first meeting
of the year, the regular study was
taken up. The first half of the year
will be devoted to the study of Shak
espeare, and Friday night the 1st
scene of Acts 1 and II of Romeo
and Juliet were taken up. The les
son was most interesting and bids
fair to be followed by an unusually
interesting and profitable year.
The ladies of the M. E. Kensington
gave a very lovely party last Friday
afternoon as a surprise for the few
members of their society, who will
soon leave the city. They are: Mrs.
Simon Davies, Misses Lois Spencer,
Mable Lyford, Pearl Hanna and Jose
phine Graves. The ladies were com
pletely surprised, little dreaming that
such an entertainment would be
planned for them. The afternoon was
very pleasantly spent with needle
work, music and games. Nice re
freshments were served at five
o’clock. The regret was expressed
upon the departure of the guests
that the ladies would not be with
them for the pleasures of the winter
The K. K. club was royally enter
tained by Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Holt
last Wednesday evening, at their
home one mile west of town. The
tables were placed for bridge, which
was played with unusual zest until
late in the evening. The interest in
the game was intense and the con
test spirited. Mrs. Holt was assist
ed in serving splendid refreshments
by her 6ister, Mrs. Al. Spear. The
evening was a pleasure to all.
One of the largest and most enjoy
able of the week’s social events was
a Som’erset party, given Tuesday
evening by Miss Sarah Morsman at
her home, 107 S. Harlan street.
Guests for eight tables were present.
Tables and partners were formed by
matching numbers and colors of
cards from a tiny euchre deck. The
score of points was kept upon these
cards and a small bow of ribbon pin
ed on for each game won. An elab
orate supper was served in five
courses. Mrs. Morsman and Miss
Sarah were assisted during the even
ing by Mrs. Jenne and Miss Alice
Mrs. D. W. Sowles and the L. B.
T. art club planned a splendid sur
pise upon Mrs. Mary Mettz last
Tuesday afternoon, knowing that to
he her birthday anniversary, and
succeeded admirably in carrying out
their plans. However, Mrs. Mettz
quickly recovered from her surprise
and was her genial, happy self, busy
at all times looking after the pleasure
and comfort of her guests. Lovely
refreshments were served by Mrs.
Sowles and Mrs. Restorer, after
which a beautiful solid silver spoon
was presented to Mrs. Meets by each
member of the club. Everything tend
ed to make the afternoon one of the
most pleasant of the week's social
affairs. Mrs. George Mosley of Bel
ton, Mo., ard Mrs. Edith Restorer of
St. Joseph were out of town guests
Mrs. Ada Wells entertained a few
friends at dinner last Friday evening,
complimentary to Rev. and Mrs. Mas
tin. Covers were placed for six and
a most enjoyable dinner served. The
evening was given over to a good
social visit, and proved a decided
pleasure for all present.
R. A. Dittmar gave a dinner last
Monday to the gentlemen clerks of
his store, T. L. HlmmelreiCh, R. Hor
roeks, Verne Roe and Ed. Poteet, and
Rev. G. L. Nelde. The day was the
anniversary of the host’s birth—he
says the one hundredth, but we ven
ture to state he neither looks, acts,
or feels the weight of a century. At
seven o'clock a dinner of several
courses, such as would gratify the
taste of the most fastidious, was
faultlessly served. A smoker follow
ed and an evening of great pleasure
and enjoyment was passed until a
late hour arrived, when the guests
separated, wishing Mr. Dittmar many
long years of happiness and pros
A Fourteen-Pound Tumor Taken
From Mrs. S. E. Shaw.
Tuesday of this week Dr. Greene
performed an operation on Mrs. S.
E. Shaw of Salem, who was brought
to this city on Monday. A four
teen-pound ovarian tumor was re
moved. Other complications made
the operation a very delicate one.
The operation in its self was a suc
cess and it is believed the patient
will recover. Dr. Green was assist
ed by Dr. Boose and Dr. Miner ad
ministered the anesthetic. The pa
tient is being looked after at the
home of Mrs. Snidow, in the east
part of town.
WITH THE BALL BOYS.
Monday's Game Postponed Until
Wednesday, September 15.
The ball game advertised for Mon
day was postponed, on account of
the rainy weather, until Wednesday,
September 15th—German Day.
Horton will be here and a good
game Is “doped.”
Seventieth Birthday Celebrated.
Special from Stella.
Monday was Mrs. C. T. Baldwin’s
seventieth birthday and her daughter
in-law and granddaughter, Mesdames
A. J. Baldwin and S. H. Bailey, plan
ned a surprise for her, in the form of
a kensington, the ladies meeting with
Mrs. Weaver goinng to her home
in the afternoon—in the rain, too.
Those present were Mesdames Stine
cypher, Wood, Weaver, Allemond,
Fraker, Shafer, Hinkle, Cipher, Bald
win and Bailey. Mrs. Baldwin receiv
ed several nice tokens of remem
brances. A nice two course lunch
was served at five o’clock.
Will Holt at State Fair.
Here is what Will Holt did at the
State Fair with his bunch of Berk
A dandy loving cup.
His young bull, Choice Goods, was
awarded first place.
Special from Nims City.
The item in the Journal one day
last week, stating that Mrs. Charles
Wise was in a hospital at Omaha and
and her illness was so serious that
her mother had been sent for, was a
mistake. Although Mrs. Wise has
not been In very good health all sum
mer, her late illness was not at all
serious and she has recovered nicely.
The ladies of the Cemetery asso
ciation will meet at the home of Mrs.
Margaret Maddox, Monday afternoon,
September 13. As this will be the
last meeting for the season, let every
member try and be present.—Secre
CROSSES MISSOURI PACIFIC
THE LITTLE DREDGE BOAT NOW
EAST OF RAILROAD,
Much Interest Manifested By Citi
zens in the Work A Large
Crowd of Onlookers.
Silt unjay night the ditching ma
chine in the lateral ditch Just south
of town reached the Missouri Paci
fic trestle work at the place of cross
ing, and Sunday last, at 2:00, after
No. 103 lmd passed over, was the
time selected for the ditching ma
chine to pass through the trestle.
All arrangements lmd been made.
The telegraph wires had been raised
in readiness, and the pile driver and
a force of men awaited the moment
of commencing operations. When
all was in readiness there ,vas some
quick work done by experienced and
efficient men. The timbers were
removed, tIre piling drawn from their
resting place and the little ditching
machine signaled to go ahead, which
she did in a manner that startled
the natives. The engine coughed
and strained, and the big scodp
bucket worked with a precision and
speed that was good to look upon.
To pass through and clear the trestle
called for an excavation of 9 feet in
depth, 20 feet in width, for a stretch
of 90 feet. The ditching machine
commenced operations at 3:00, com
pleting its task at midnight, when the
piling were hurridly replaced and all
work done necessary for the passing
The ditching machine now has
an unobstructed line to follow to
Pierson’s Point, where its labors wUl
cease for this lateral. It will then
be dismantled' and removed to a new
scat of operation.
BEAT A WOMAN
And Judge Spragins Said, “Twenty
Athur Nixon of Barada, who lias
figured quite largely as the defendant
in boot-legging prosecutions for sev
eral years past, suffered a brain
storm last Sunday and got up cour
age enough to whip his wife. The
unusual battle look place on the road,
about a mile from Barada, while the
parties were in an automobile which
Mr. Nixon sports. The man, or
brute, just as you please, blacked
the lady's eye, cut her lips, and bruis
ed her cheeks until they were badly
swollen and discolored.
Judge Spragins said, "twenty-five
dollars" when this estimable citizen
plead guilty, and promised a winter
In jail if the offense was repeated.
We think it was a French lady who
said, “The more I see of men, the
better I like dogs,” and she didn’t
know Nixon, either.
TO THE STATE FAIR.
Will Holt Took His Bunch of Fine
Will Holt took one of the best
bunches of Berkshire hogs to Lin
coln for the State Fair that he has
ever yet taken up. There have been
times when he has taken more
but when it comes to blood and condi
tion they will have to go some to
catch up with “Billy.” We have't
the least doubt but what he will
bing home as many or more honors
as has attended his exhibits here
tofore. He also took the little spot
ted Shetland pony, belonging to his
little daughter, Nellie Lee Holt.
Talent Was Appreciated.
Miss Agnew and Miss Cornford
were the recipients of many cordial
and sincere compliments upon their
music last Sunday at the Salem As
sembly. They are both talented
young ladies and well deserve the
i Professional Seamstress.
The Matthews-Little Co., have se
cured the services of Miss Gauer
of Omaha, a professional seamstress,
who will have charge of the altera
tions in their Ladies Suit department.
Baptist Ladies Kensington.
The Baptist Ladies Kensington will
meet at the church next Friday after
noon at two o’clock. Everyone is
requested to be present, ready for
work. We have much to do.
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will hold their regular ex
change at Sowles’ on Saturday.
AN APPRECIATION PARTY.
■ Henry C. Smith Was the Recipient
of The Honor.
The Christian Endeavor society of
i1 In' Presbyterian church and the ntein
I >ers of the choir gave a very pleas
| ant surprise for H. C. Smith last
Thursday evening at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. Bailey. Mr. Smith was in
vited with his brother, Charles E.
’ul wife, to spend the evening at the
Hailey home and when he arrived he
found the house filled with friends,
gathered in his honor in appreciation
of his liberal service and donation to
the new church. He was equal to
the occasion ami in a few well chos
en words thanked those assembled for
tlie compliment paid him.
There were numerous musical num
bers, which were greatly appreciated,
some readings, an address by Chas.
E. Smith, touching on his early asso
ciations with the Presbyterian church
and much that was interesting in
the lives of his wife and himself in
Hie Holy Land.
After the program various games
were enjoyed, until a late hour when
refreshments were served. The ev
ening was one of the most pleasant
social events of the week.
BACK TO THE HOLY LAND.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Smith Left
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Smith left
last Friday on their return trip to
the Holy Land, after a short visit
with relatives and old friends here.
Mrs. Smith came buck to the States
over a year ago, and Mr. Smith
came about two months ago. Mr.
Smith still has two years of study
and research work, and at the end
of that time they will return to the
States, probably locating in Califor
nia, where they have purchased prop
GOOD ARTICLE CROWDED OUT.
Synopsis of Alaskan Trip By Two
Falls City Women.
The Tribune has a fine article, a
sort of synopsis of what Misses May
Maddox and Alice Keeling saw and
how they liked the Alaskan country,
which was crowded out this week.
It will appear next week. It treats
of the customs of the people, a little
history, some peculiarities, etc., and
we are sure that their friends will
anxiously await its appearance in
A Good Enrollment.
Miss Susan Geliling tells us that in
the Harlan kindergarten, of which
she has charge, there were twenty
little tots Monday morning that were
enrolled for the first time and eigh
teen who had attended last year.
When we recall the fact that Mon
day was a rainy, disagreeable day,
an enrollment of thirty-eight is not
a bad showing. Miss Gehling is
equal to the strain and the first
bright day you will see the large
majority of this flock following her
about town as they would their
The Leo Cider & Vinegar Co., will
buy apples on and after September
15th. They will pay 25 cents per
Owing to the incompleteness of
the new plant, we find it impossible
to accomodate farmers with cider.
The apples should be delivered to
the new plant, one block south and
two west of Gehling’s brewery—fol
low the road south leading to the
plant.—Leo Cider & Vinegar Co.
Mrs, Herbert Kerr III.
Dr. W. H. Kerr went to ElReno,
Okla., to bing Mrs. Herbert Kerr
home. She has been in a serious
condition in a hospital there, and she
was brought to this city where she
could be given special treatment and
home care. She is still extremely ill.
State Fair Special.
The Burlington Special will run
Friday morning at the same hour as
on previous dates. This will be a
big day at the state fair as rain
has held the races back. Be at the
depot Friday morning at five o’clock.
The Fast-Haeffle Sale.
The public sale that Col. Marlon
‘cried” for Dr. W. S. Fast and Fred
Haeffle on Monday, in spite of the
rain, was a success. Nearly every
thing sold high and all concerned
were well satisfied.
FALLS CITY CLIMBING FAST
THE TREND IS UPWARD AND
ONWARD DAY BY DAY
The Wave Too Strong to Be Influ
enced By "Knocker” or En
The crying need of Falla City is
for men to do tho work and houses
to accommodate the people. Olio land
lord reports seven applications for
a house Saturday that will not be
vacated until the 20th of tills month.
The rainy weather has hindered
the operation of the paving work. We
may expect this to be rushed along
soon without further delay.
There were those in Noah’s day
who laughed at his ark and who said
that it wasn't to be much of a flood
anyway. The slighting remarks made
by neighboring papers concerning
tin' division to the effect that It
won’t amount to much, shows that
Noah’s contemporaries have their
descendants even to this day.
If the division is to be id’ Such
small consequence, why is it that
the railroad is preparing more than
thirty acres of ground for side tracks?
And why will a twenty-stall round
house be built when the Atchison di
vision has found an eight-stall house
sufficient for all purposes? It will
require more than the jealous out
burst of our neighbors to prevent the
growth of the future city of south
The John Qllllgan sale was an eye
opener with regard to our real estate
values to some of the fellows who
have to be shown. Of course the
sale was splendidly conducted and
tho auctioneer was an artist, but the
values were there and will grow sev
eral fold within the next few years.
Falls City, which will become the
division point of the Missouri Pacific,
is seeing visions of future ti'umphs.
It is taking for granted that the
rumor of a new Missouri Pacific line
from Falls City to Topeka will be
come a realty, although the rumor is
a year old. It has figured that the
new line will be built through Syca
more Springs, Sahetha and doffs, and
connect at Topeka with the Missouri
Pacific line which runs to Coffeyville,
Ft. Scott and other southern points.
“Such a line would give the Pacific a
good north and south line, and remedy
the confusion and long delay of send
ing all their through freight through
Kansas City,” says one Falls City
paper. And of course. Falls City will
become the division point of the new
line,thinks Falls City. At present the
outlook is that Falls City will be the
division point of five lines. One to
Kansas City,one to Omaha via Platts
moutli, one to Omaha via Weeping
Water, one to Crete via Auburn, and
one to Lincoln via Weeping Water.
The Falls City people say it is a fact
that the new round house to be built
there will be a twenty stall affair,
with a possibility of thirty-nine stalls
in the futue. The building will be
made of re-lnforced concrete, and
372 feet in diameter. The ash pits
will be built of concrete, and the coal
chutes will be the latest Improved de
vices. The new turn table has ar
rived there, and is seventy feet long.
Falls City believes it owes a “card of
thanks” to Mr. J. Russell, formerly
superintendent of the Omaha division,
now a general superintendent in Port
land,Oregon. It is said that Mr.Rus
sell insisted, while superintendent of
the Omaha division, that Falls City
should be ni.ade the division point,
and labored “diligently to correct
the situation.—Atchison Globe.
When the wrecking train was tear
ing out the Missouri Pacific trestle
Sunday and the little dredge was
biting great holes in the earth as it
slowly but surely worked its way
down the bottom the people grew
enthusiastic as they watched the
work. How many thought of the
strong and rugged character that
stood on the outskirts of the crowd,
silent but appreciative, and who is
responsible for the whole thing? The
great drainage proposition is largely
the work of R. E. Grinstead. The
thought was his; days and nights and
weeks and months of work have
been his. It was his dream, and his
, is the courage and labor that makes
J dreams come true. Other men have
contributed largely but the proposi
! tion would not be a realjty at this
time had it not been for Mr. Grin
stead. A man Is entitled to pride
vvlu'ii lie accomplishes some really
big thing, ami after the years of labor
that seemed unappreciated, after
abuse and misrepresentation on tho
streets and in the press. We wonder
if (lie silent man on the outskirts of
the crowd was not Just a little proud
as lie saw the enthusiastic people
watching the dredge bite its way
through a valley aa rich as the val
ley of tho Nib*. We wonder If he
did not look a little farther Into the
future and see the muddy grass re
moved from this land and tho rich
fields of grain and pasture thriving
on land that has been a waste these
Tho time has come when all our
people are filled with the spirit of
progress. There Is, possibly, one
now and then v hose liver is torpid
and who nurtures a chronic grouch,
but Biieh are inconsequential and will
have to get out of the way or got
run over. Falls City is “going up’'and
the helghth to be attained rests een
tirely with her citizens. Get in tho
elevator, for we will leave the base
ment floor soon and are headed for
The Interest that our people are
taking in tho "boom" was shown
by the fact that several hundred peo
ple were down at the division yards
and at the dredge Sunday afternoon.
There were people on-foot, horseback.
In carriages, hacks and automobiles,
and everybody was smiling and ev
erybody said "this looks like the
real thing.” Tho work on both these
enterprises goes along day and night,
Sundays and week days. Before very
long the yards will be complete, the
round house constructed and the en
gineers. firemen, conductors, brake
men, wipers and switchmen will be
here with their families looking for
homes. These homes will have to
be built for them for there is not
an empty house in town. The great
Influx of people has come without
the help of the division. You can
imagine what the old town will be
when this is added to our growth.
DIED AT STELLA.
The Only Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jno.
Tolly Died Thursday.
Hpesial from Stella.
Ralph, the only son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Tolly, died at their home one
mile north of Stella on Thursday even
ing, August 2, 1909. He was almost
three years old and had been sick on
ly one week. Although never a
healthy child, the end came as a
thief in the night. The funeral was
conducted by Rev. Gould from the
M. E. church, after which a large
concourse of sorrowing friends fol
lowed the remains to Prairie Union,
where the little fellow was laid
to rest. The family have the deep
sympathy of the entire community,
and we can but commend them to
Him, "who doeth all things well.”
LIBRARY BOARD MET. •
Bills Were Allowed and Librarian’s
/ Report Accepted.
A business meeting of the Library
board was held Tuesday evening with
Mesdames Abbey, Banks and Gist,
Messrs Hutchings and Cameron pres
ent. Bills for, the months of July
and August were allowed. Consid
erable time was spent in planning Im
provements in the library which Is
becoming quite crowded and little
space for shelving is available. The
report of the librarian for July and
August was accepted and is as fol
Books loaned—Juvenile—July, 590;
August 696. Adult—July, 852; Aug
ust, 913. Visitors—July, 1651; Aug
This shows an increase of circula
tion for August 1909 over August
1908 of 341 volumes.
Mrs. Anna Harpster Dead.
The sad news of the death of
Mrs. Anna Harpster, wife of Bera
Harpster, formerly of this city, was
received here Tuesday. Mrs. Harp
ster had been in a hospital in Bea
trice, where she died, and was taken
to Blue Springs for burial.
The funeral was held Wednesday.
September 8th. John Neitzel and
family of Preston attended.
Mrs. Harpster was a member of
the Falls City K. L. of S. When
they resided here Mr. Harpster was
cashier for the Burlington.
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