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The Falls City Tribune
VoI> VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER I, 1909. Number 39
“Without the house cleaning process every party of power degenerates/'— Falls City News, November 3, 1905
THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges. Clubs,
Miss Clara Tanner gave a very
pleasant entertainment last Thursday
evening complimentary to Miss Lois
Keeling, who leaves soon for a win
ter in Aurora, 111. Guessing games
and flinch were the amusements of
the evening. Three tables were play
ed and the game fully enjoyed until
eleven o’clock, when lovely refresh
ments were served. Mrs. Charles
Sharts assisted the hostess. The
evening was a decidedly pleasant one.
The L. B. T. club was entertained
by Mrs. George \V. Holland last
Thursday afternoon. As is the cus
tom with these ladies, needle work
was much in evidence and music was
contributed by several guests. A
splendid dinner was served at six
o’clock. Miss Gladys Holland assisted
her mother in serving. Among the
guests of Hie club who were invited
to enjoy Mrs. Holland’s hospitality
were Mrs. Genic* Mosley ot Belton,
Mo., Mrs.W. S. Korner, Mrs. Isham
Reavis and Mrs. T. J. Gist.
A very enjoyable party was given
last Friday by Dr. and Mrs. Roberts
complimentary to Mr.and Mrs. S. L.
Davies, who left Monday night for
their new home in Lamro, S. D.
Sum’erset was the game of the ev
ening and four tables played with
unflagging interest until half past
eleven o’clock. Mrs. S. L. Davies
held the honors of the evening for
winning the greatest number of
games. Mrs. Roberts served dainty
refreshments, assisted by Mrs.Davies.
The Missionary kensington of the
Methodist church met with Mrs.
George Schock last Friday afternoon
and a large crowd was out. There
were also many visitors present.
Lovely refreshments were served by
Mrs. Schock and her daughter, Miss
Nellie. A very nice sum was realiz
ed from this kensington.
Miss Floy Grinstead gave a ken
sington last Saturday afternoon in
honor of her sister. Mrs.lines of
Spokane. Wash., and Mrs. John Gil
ligan. The guest list was limited to
the members of Sorosis and the
Shakespeare club. The rooms look
ed beautiful with a profusion of cut
flowers, palms and ferns. Two very
interesting guessing games furnished
amusement for a part of the after
noon. as needle work did not claim
the full attention of those present.
Delicious refreshments were served,
Misses Hdna DeWald and Louise
Rule assisting the hostess in serving.
Miss Grinstead is a charming hostess
and every moment was filled with
pleasure for those who were favored
with her hospitality.
Last Saturday being Rev. Bailey's
birthday, a number of his friends
planned a surprise for him. He went
to Humboldt on the afternoon train
expecting to return about five o'clock
but missed his train and surprised
the surprisers by not showing him
self until about nine-thirty. He en
tered at onoe into the spirit of the
occasion and aided in making hte
evening a pleasant one. There was
splendid music-and games, and at a
late hour Mrs. Bailey, assisted by
several ladies of the congregation,
served refreshments of the finest
kind. A beautiful leather chair was
presented Dr. Bailey by his congre
gation, as a token of their esteem.
It is needless here to comment upon
his appreciation, which was plainly
shown. The evening was one of the
week’s most enjoyable affairs.
Mr. and Mrs. John Powell enter
taincd friends for seven tables of
som’erset last Monday evening for
Mr.and Mrs.Simon Davies, who were
leaving for their Dakota home. Ten
closely contested games were played
before the refreshment hour arrived,
when Mrs. Powell served delicious
refreshments, assisted by her daugh
ter, Miss Lela and Miss Maddox.
Music by Miss Graham and Mrs.
Davies was enjoyed. Most of the
guests remained until train time, as
Mr. and Mrs. Davies were leaving on
the night train. It was a lively party,
each one seeming inclined to do
their part for the pleasure and
amusement of others. Mr. and Mrs.
Davies will be greatly missed in Falls
City’s social circle, for they are gen
erally popular and number their
friends by the score. We wish
them the same good feeling among
the new friends as they leave among
the friends in this city.
Miss Ethel Cade gave a very de
lightful kensington last Saturday af
ternoon in honor of Miss Charlotte
Culp of Hooper, Col. A dozen young
ladies were present and pretty and
dainty needle work was much in evi
dence. There were a number of fine j
musical selections by some of the
guests. Elegant refreshments were
servi d at five o’clock by Mrs. Cade
and Miss Ethel. The atmosphere both
in doors and out was very lovely and
The B. B. T. club and several of
their friends enjoyed a glorious pic
nic at the Chautauqua grounds at
Salem last Monday. They went in
hacks and carriages about nine
o'clock ami all day long enjoyed the
glorious autumn day fishing, playing
games, etc. Although ample supplies
were provided for the dinner and sup
per, a fire was kindled, coffee made
and meat cooked. Nothing was omit
ted that would add to the pleasure of
The Pythian Sisters met in regular
session Monday evening. The regu
lar routine business was in order.
There was a good attendance and a
very good meeting was held.
Mrs. Guy Greenwald entertained
at dinner last Monday night for her
friends, Mrs. Spahr and Mrs. .Mich
aels. Covers were placed for eight.
The delicious dinner was served in
four courses. Bridge followed in
the evening and helped to make the
occasion a most enjoyable one.
Mrs. 11. It. Miner gave a lovely
dinner party to several of Dr.Miner's
professional friends last Monday ev
ening, as a surprise to the doctor
in honor of his birthday anniversary.
It was an agreeable and delightful
party that sat down to the beautiful
ly appointed board and enjoyed an
elegant dinner of five courses. A
smoker, with a few games of whist
followed and made the evening mem
orable for its many pleasures.
Miss Carrie Slocum entertained
at a bridge party Tuesday, compli
mentary to Mrs. Spahr of Indianapo
lis, Ind., and Mrs. Michaels of Mont
pelier, guests of Mrs. Guy Green
wald. Three tables were played and
the Interest and pleasure of the game
remained undiminished until it late
hour. Lovely refreshments were
Mrs. Guy Greenwald entertained
friends for three tables of bridge on
Wednesday from two until five
o’clock in honor of her guests from
Indiana. The fascinating game
claimed undivided attention through
the afternoon until the hour for re
freshments arrived, when a dainty
lunch was served. Music was fur
nished by several present and added
much to the many pleasures of the
Council No. 610 K. L- of S. will
meet on Tuesday evening October 5.
A good attendance is desired as there
will be initiation and installation of
officers, after which supper will be
served to the members of the coun
MARRIED AT NEBRASKA CITY
L. C. Edwards and Miss Jessie E.
Paxton are Now One.
At 10:00 o’clock, Tuesday, Septem
ber 28, 1909, Rev. Barnes, rector of
the Episcopal church at Nebraska
City, united in marriage Mr. Lewis
C. Edwards and Miss Jessie E. Pax
Friends of both the young people
had been expecting this event for
some time, but the exact date had
been carefully guarded by them.
They will make their home in Falls
most estimable ladies. having been
reared and grown to womanhood
here, but recently removed to Ne
Mr. Edwards has lived in the
county for many years, having re
ceived his education and grown to
manhood at Humboldt, from which
place he came to Falls City after his
election to the office of recorder of
deeds four years ago.
They will make their home inF alls
City. The groom had previously pur
chased the Spencer cottage in the
east part of town, where they will
soon be at home to their many
Water a Plenty.
During the time for flushing the
mains last Thursday, when the water
was turned off, Mrs. R. R. Teeter
left the faucets in the bath room
partly open. When the water was
turned on its force completely turned
the faiicet and, as the family was
away, the bathroom was flooded.
When the children returned from
school,the water was pouring through
the ceiling of the kitchen and dining
room. Neighbors assisted the child
ren in removing the rug and furni
ture, which were not badly damaged.
The paper in the kitchen was spoil
ed, but all the plaster dried out
Chautauqua Next Year.
At the meeting assembled at Judge
Gagnon's office Tuesday evening it
was a unanimous opinion of those
present that Falls City should have a
Chautauqua next year.
The same officers and board of
directors were elected, with power
to fill vacancies should any occur.
The plan for securing a guarantee
fund, which was used last year, was
chosen as the plan to be adopted this
Roswell Fisher and M rs. Ada Wells
were quietly married by Rev. Mastin
last Tuesday evening, September 2k,
1009, at the home of the bride. The
ceremony was witnessed by a few
friends. The sincere good wishes
I of their friends are extended to them.
Chicken Pie Social.
| The chicken pie social wliieh the
i Episcopal ladies advertised to be
I held at Judge Wilhite’s residence on
Wednesday evening, Oct, ti, will be
I held at R, A. Dittmar’s. The same
date, remember, but at Dittmar’s—
i the John Wilson property.
THE CHI RHO FRATERNITY
A NEW FRATERNAL ORDER HAS
The New Order Furnishes Great j
Opportunities for Young Men
and is Warmly Praised,
Monday night at the Union house
forty-one of Falls City’s representa
tive men sat down to a sumptuous
buiupiet. The dining room was tast
ily decorated with palms,potted plants
and the national colors. Adam .Voe
gle proved himself a great host.
Hon. V. (i. Lyford was the king
pin of the event in the capacity of
toast-master. Ilis opening remarks
set forth the great opportunities be
fore young men today, and recom
mended the work of the Chi Kho fra
Mr. John \V. Hansel, the general
manager of tlie fraternity, empha
sized the motive of the Chi Kho fra
ternity to develop the highest type of
achieving manhood in every mail who
became a member.
Mr. Lloyd Harlow, the general field
superintendent, dwelt upon the gen
ius of the fraternity, what it had al
ready accomplished, and what the
establishing of the Chi Kho work
would mean to Falls City, and its
Rev. F. K. Day spoke from inti
mate knowledge and rich experience
as a lodge man on “Fraternity, it's
Place and Possibilities in the Lives
of Men." Rev. Day spoke highly of
the purpose and plans of Chi Rho.
and recommended young men to en
General remarks appropriate to
the occasion were made by Rev. R.
It. Teet T. Rev. R. Cooper Halley, Dr.
Matt hers and others.
A meeting for the purpose of organ
izing was held Tuesday evening,when
the following officers were elected:
Honored President, V. G. Lyford;
SECOND ANNUAL RALLY DAY
ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA
More than One Hundred Visitors
Present from Neighboring
Towns Day's Poogram
The second annual rally day of
the Royal Neighbors of America, in
cluding the lodges of Brown county,
Kansas and Richardson county, Ne
brash a. was held in our city last
Thursday, September 29, 1909, with
more than one hundred visitors from
Horton, Hiawatha, Reserve, Morrill.
Salem and Humboldt; and a num
ber from Auburn, Nemaha county.
The Royal Neighbor hacks met.
all trains and at noon a lovely dinner
was served. At the afternoon session
there were fully 190 persons. Mrs.
Gifford of Omaha presided. She had
prepared a class of thirteen for ini
tiation and the work was put on by
the Hiawatha degree staff, and was
Among the visitors wore Mrs.M . II
Enright of Kansas City,grand supreme}
manager of the board of deputies, and
Mrs. Jennie A. Keltner, assistant !
deputy for Nebraska from Nehawka.
During the afternoon session the
place of the next annual meeting was
chosen and will be held (it Morrill,
Kas. Mrs. Showalter was chosen as
chairman of the committee and
Mrs. Oelleys was appointed sec
retary and treasurer. After the busi
ness session adjourned the Hiawatha
drill team put on a good military
drill on Stone street,and it was many
times applauded. This was'followed
by a delicious supper at which the
visiting Neighbors and families were
Fully three hundred people attend
ed the evening session, at which time
a splendid program was given. Tho
address by Mrs. Enright was except
ionally good, as she is an able
speaker and her remarks were well
Alter the election of the present democratic
court house officials—Hutchings, Gagnon, Kenton,
Oliver and the others—four years ago, the Kails City
News, in its issue of November 10, 1005, made this
promise to the voters of Richardson county:
“It can be counted upon, also, that NONE
of them will aspire to therTHlRD TERM,
and on the other hand that they will keep
sacred the American policy, which holds the
third term proposition as DANGEROUS
TO GOOD GOVERNMENT.
Please explain why the PROMISE was for
gotten. Please tell the voters why the “young as
pirants”—.lames and Fallstead—were turned down
by the bosses for “chronic office seekers.”
Hon. Past President, Dr. Ralph P.
Roberts; Hon. V. Pres., Dr. R. E.
Mathers; Worthy Chaplain, Dr. A.
N. Allison; Worthy Secretary, Harry
Craig;Worthy Treasurer,Claude Roe;
Worthy Messenger, Jean Cain; Wor
thy Guard, Walter Tanner. Meas
ures were taken to push the member
Falls City Chorus Meets.
The Falls City chorus met for the
first time this season at the home of j
the leader, Mrs. Charles Banks, on [
Monday evening. A goodly number!
i were present and plans for the com
ing year were discussed. After the!
singing of one of last year’s favor-1
ite choruses, Mrs. Banks announced!
a surprise for the members in the i
[form of a short impromptu program. I
Miss Alice Cleaver and Miss Helen J
McGavic of Ottumwa, Iowa, a niece j
[of Mrs. Banks’, played a violin duet,
“Nazareth." Florence Cleaver then
| sang a sacred song by Marston with
obligato by Miss Alice Cleaver. In
response to the request of the chor
us Miss Banks played a Chopin
number, followed by an encore. At- j
ter the program much amusement!
was caused by the reading of verses ;
from a Browning birthday book in
which all the members were asked
to write in celebration of Mrs. Bank's
birthday. At the close of the even
ing light refreshments were served
by the hostess, and the members
then departed to meet again next
Monday evening and begin work for
the coming year.
St. Thomas Church.
Services for next Sunday are:
10:45 a. m. choral celebration of the
Holy Eucharist. The sermon sub
ject. "The Guest Chamber.” 7:30
p. m. evensong and sermon. A
large vested choir will render the
music. The handsome brass proces
sional cross, made by Graham & Co.,
of New York, and presented by the
parishioners will be used by the choir
next Sunday morning. Master Tom
Hargrave is the Crucifer, lately ap
pointed by tlie rector. Scats free.
G. L. NEIDE, Hector.
chosen ami made a good impression.
The drill contest followed, which was
between the Reserve team under Capt
Chase, and the Hiawatha team under
Capt. Lowell. Both teams are un
doubtedly fine, but an error by the
Hiawatha team threw the decision
to the Reserve team. The judges
were it. C. James, ,1. it. Pickett and
Geo. Falistead. The first prize was
$10 and the second $5.
The day was a splendid one and
great credit is due Mrs. John Carico
for the success, for as chairman of
the committee, she has spent a great
deal of time and labor, and with Mrs.
Tom Jenkins as a Worthy assistant,
they accomplished what they had in
mind, a successful, enjoyable and
Young Man Makes Good.
The Nebraska City Press has this
to say of Max Werner, a former
Falls City hoy:
“The enterprising firm of F. W.
Cleveland & Son has plenty of oppor
tunity to display its wares in show
windows, and the present artistically
arranged display has caused much
favorable comment from passersby.
Mr. Max Werner, who has this work
in charge, deserves much credit for
his latest attempt to display goods
to the best possible advantage, and
Cleveland & Son are to be congrat
ulated upon having this young man in
M. P. Agent Injured.
The M. P. agent of this place, E.
E, Marr, was quite seriously hurt
last Monday while trying to extricate
the Pacific Express Co's, horse, that
that became entangled in the harness
that was hanging in the barn. The
animal, struck him in the breast, and
lie has been quite ill since then.
Large farm in Richardson county.
Close to school, five miles from town,!
phone, daily mail, good improvements j
Easy terms. For full particulars see
or write—Farmers A. Merchants Loan i
& Trust Co.. Humboldt, Neb, 3^ ;’,t i
DIED AT STELLA.
Little Barney Riley Bowman Died
At the Age of Three.
Special from Stella
Little llarney Riley Bowman died
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Bowman, Wednesday
monring, September 22, 1909. He
was three years old the first of last
August, and was the idol of the home
and will be greatly missed by the
neighbors also, as his winning way
made him a favorite with all. lb’
was sick about two weeks, and from
the first lint little hope was enter
tained for his recovery, although ev
erything was done that loving hands
The funeral services were held
from the Lutheran church Thursday
afternoon, conducted by Rev. Shirk,
and the burial was at I’rairie Union
cemetery. The sympathy of the en
tire community Is extended the
Rev. Teeter at Craig, Mo.
The Craig Leader, In speaking of
the Craig reunion, lias this to say of
Itev. It. It. Teeter of this city:
"The principal addresses of the
two last days were made by Hr. If. It.
Teeter of Falls City, Neb. Ilis sub
jeds were "The Measure of a Man"
and "Faying the Fries’" Mr. Teeter
has been appearing on the public
platform for several years, under the
auspices of a lyceum bureau. He
lias a grand message, one that very
forcibly presents Hie deep intellect
uality of the speaker and gives in
spiration and courage to Ids hearers.
Ilis sense of humor is keen, pene
trating, and he delivers ids argu
ment in a manner that is profoundly
convincing. Dr. Teeter is a brilliant
and enthusiastic platform success."
Miss Clara 10. Bttshnell of Chicago
was in the city over Sunday the
guest of Rev. and Mrs. Reichel. Sun
day night she gave a lecture on
"Home Missionary Work" at the
Baptist church which was well at
tended. Monday she addressed a
large number of ladies at an after
large number of ladies at an after
noon meeting. Miss Bushell is at
the head of the Baptist Home mission
ary society. She left Tuesday for
"The Tiger and the* Lamb"
presents both possible and stirring
situations and does it in the most
delightfully entertaining manner. The
characters are clean cut and vivid,
and the story has both weight, depth
and great sympathetic and absorb
ing Interest. It goes into no large
arguments, nor does it preach or bat
The infant daughter of Mr.and Mrs.
Jesse Shaw died last Friday of chol
era infamton. The death of the
little one is felt even more keenly
because of the illness of the mother,
who underwent a serious operation
for tumor. Mrs. Shaw seems to be
gaining very rapidly under the cir
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Davies and
little daughter, Gwendolyne, left Mon
day for their new home in Latino, S.
D. Mrs. Davies will remain most of
the time in Dallas until Mr. Davies
has their house completed. Here's to
good luck and prosperity for them in
their new home.
Rev. .1. It. Buruworth of Washing
ton C. II.. Ohio, a former resident of
ibis countv and ci y, is in the city
this week renewing old acquaintan
ces. Our Col. C. 11. Marion went to
school to him in his early boyhood
days and enjoyed a good visit with
Mr. Burn wort h.
Miss Sadie Steele went to Lincoln
last Friday. She was accompanied by
her three nieces, Mary, Dorothy and
Margery Steele. The little girls re
turned Monday, but Miss Steele re
mained for a longer visit.
Miss Lillian Edwards of Detroit,
Mich., who lias been visiting her sis
ters, Mrs. A1 Bure hard and Mrs. E.
Fry, left Tuesday for a visit with
her sister.Mrs.George Coddington, at
Frank Neitzel has given up the
express business at Columbus, Neb.,
and has returned home. He and his
brother, Hob, will continue to oper
ate the affairs of the Neitzel marble |
Mrs. M. C. Conover and daughter, |
Helen of Verdon and a niece of tin
former who is visiting her from Lib
erty, were visitors at this place last;
At a tea given by the ladies of the
Presbyterian church, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loree last
Friday night over $21 were realized.
Mrs. Herbert Kerr is Improving
quite rapidly now at the home of Dr.
W. H. Kerr. She recently under
went a serious operation in St. Joe.
Narcissus, sacred lillies and tulips
at Simanton & Pence,
tie with any problem. At the Geh
ling Saturday night.
An auto party composed of Ewing
Herbert, Dr. and Mrs. Lee and Miss
Campers came over from Hiawatha
Miss Cora Michaels of Montpelier,
Ind., is the guest of Mrs. Guy Green
wald. She is on her way home from
Salt Lake City.
Kev. G, F. Reichel and wife moved
the first of the week into the house
on South Harlan street, just south of
Roy Llvingood was over from Mor
rill Monday. He was accompanied
by his sister, Miss Hazel, and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. P. H.Jussen r> turn
ed Friday from a three weeks’ visit
at their old home in Ripen, \\ is.
Hoscoe Anderson was down from
Mrs. 1*. S. Heacock was a Kansas
City' visitor Friday.
SUCCESSFUL HORSE SHOW
THE ELITE OF THE EQUINES ON
A Most Satisfactory Outcome for
the Initial Effort Awards
Satisfactory to All.
Falls City’s first attempt at a
Horst* show was made Wednesday,
September 20, and can only be call
ed a success. In every way it went
beyond the best expectations of tbo
managers. They had hoped for 100
entries; there were over 160. They
hoped for good animals in the ring;
never tins bettor horseflesh be<*u
shown in Ibis or adjoining counties.
They hoped for a fair show of ap
preciation front the public; the
crowd was far and away beyond their
expectations. They hoped for good
weather and had the benefit of a
glorious bright day. Kverythlng was
favorable for a successful day.
Tin* amount subscribed by the
citizens made up the premium money
and there was cash to meet all ex
penses. Kvery class was well repre
sented and there seemed to he satis
faction with all decisions and awards.
There is a bright prospect for a
repetition of the show next year and
a desire on the part of the public that
it should become an annual event
in l liis city.
Mr. Parkinson of Pawnee City was
a fair and impartial Judge, and his
decisions showed a fine knowledge
of the strong points of the animals of
The Christian church band furnish
ed music during the afternoon.
The following premium list was
submitted by the secretary, J. W.
Class ], three entries— first, J.A .
Sipley; second, Herman Woif; third,
Class 2, two entries—first, Freder
ick, Durfee and Wtltse; second, Jno.
Class !!, eleven entries—first, Win.
Huettner; second, John Yoeseljthird,
H. C. Wittrock.
Class 4, twelve entries—first, Chau.
Weick; second, Mart Kelley; third,
Class 5, nine entries—first, Albert
Ernest; second, Louie Buchoiz; third,
Class ti, eleven entries—first, Chas.
Weick; second, Thompson Bros.;
third, Thompson Bros.
Class Fi, eight entries—first, Fry
Bros.; second, - McClean.
Class 8, three entries—first, John
Yoesel; second, H. C. Witt rock; third,
Class I. four entries—first, J. S.
Scarlett; second, ltoss Goolsby; third,
H. C. Prichard,
Class 2, one entry—first, J, H.
Class 4, nine entries—first, Tiios.
Coupe; second, Louie Bippes; third,
Class 5, fifteen entries— first, Jno.
Shouse; second, Morris Sheehan;
third, J. A. Bauman.
Class t>, four entries—first, Camp.
Minnick; second, Ross Goolsby;
third, R, Horrocks.
Class 7, seven entries—first, James
Montague; second, Ernest Werner;
third, A. L. Bobbitt.
Class k, twelve entries—first, Jas.
Osborn; second, E. Gebhart; third,
Class 9, twelve entries—first,
Mrs. James Montague, second. Mrs.
Dr. Boose; third, Mrs. Frank Raven
Class 10, four entries—first, J. M.
Forney; second, James Mettz; third,
Class 11, two entries—first, Zett&
Camblin; second, Audrey Marion.
Class 1, four entries—first, A. II.
Morehead; second, John Crook;third,
Class 2, four entries—first, Fred
Oherst; second. Matt Poitner; third,
Class 3, nine entries—first, Ander
son Miller; second, John Hutchison;
third, Fred Oberst.
Class 4, three entries—first, Philip
Zimmerman; second, H. C. Wittrock;
third. Gust Zimmerman.
Class 2, one entry—first, second
ami third, Elmer Heiser.
Class 1, four entries—first, Henry
Moinliart; second, Charles Kratz;
third, John Kieseheck.
Class 2, five entries—first, V. N.
Jones; second, V. X. Jones; third,
Class 3, two entries—first, Fred
Friedley; second. Lawrence Wheeler.
Class 4, eight entries—first, Frank
Uhlig; second, Fry Bros.; third,
Degree of Honor.
All members of the Degree of Hon
or are urged to be present at their
next regular meeting, which will be
held Thursday evening, October 7.
The grand chief of honor, Mrs. May
mo Cleaver, will be present.
Kemember the date and be there
promptly at 7:30. /
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