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The Falls City Tribune
Vo!. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1909. Number 41
THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges. Clubs.
The \V. K. C. met at their hall
Thursday afternoon. A large number
of ladies were present and enjoyed a
very profitable meeting. During their
social half hour, Mrs. ltoscoe Fisher
treated the ladies to delicious fruit.
The D. of H. keusington met with
Mrs. Ben Foster on Friday afternoon.
The ladies enjoyed themselves with
needlework and social conversation.
At five o’clock the hostess, assist
ed by Miss Fanuie Beaver, served re
freshments. The next meeting will
be with Mrs. V. Simauton.
Mrs. Will Uhlig entertained about
twenty little folks Saturday afternoon
in honor of her little son Charles’
fifth birthday. The afternoon was
spent in playing various games and
the little folks thoroughly enjoyed
themselves. At five o’clock a nice
three course luncheon was served.
Charles was the recipient of many
little gifts from his friends.
On Thursday afternoon of last
week Mrs. Stephen Boyd Miles held
an at home from three until five
o’clock, which was attended by fully
one hundred and fifty ladies. Mrs.
Marion Gray received with Mrs.
Miles. The decorations were of
American Beauty roses, ferns and
snulax. Punch was served in the
library, where the orchestra was
stationed behind a screen of tall
palms and ferns. The dining room
was presided over by Misses Slocum
and Hutchins, while Mrs. Gray and
Mrs. Frank Schaible served coffee
and tea. The beauty of the decora
tions in the dining room was en
hanced by the use of daintily shaded
candles, the soft glow adding greatly
to Hie general effect. Assisting Mrs.
Miles during the afternoon were Mrs.
Guy Greenwald, Mrs. Frank Schaible,
Misses Graham, Slocum. Hutchins,
Heacock and Cain.
Miss Florence .ludd. assisted by
Mrs. Greene and Miss Stella Schock,
entertained the members of the
V. L. M. 10. K„ ai d their husbands
and friends at the Keister Hall on
Thursday evening. Games of various
kinds were played at the tables and
all'' enjoyed playing dominoes, bird
center etiquette, lette«s, etc. At
eleven o’clock refreshments were
served. Misses Judd and Schock
served Welsh raribit and pickles,Mrs.
T. L. Davies, wafers, and Mrs.
Greene presided at the coffee urn.
The guests departed at a late hour
having sp*mt a most enjoyable even
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Jenne enter
tained the K. K. club Monday even
ing. Guests for three tables were
present and a highly enjoyable gamd
was indulged in during the evening.
At the close of the contest it was
found the honors of the evening in
point of games had (alien to Mr. and
Mrs. Lloyd Giannhri. Lovely refresh
ments were served when the con
test was finished.
The Home and Fdreigi, Missionary
societies held their monthly kensing
ton at the home of Mrs. W. G. Geen
wald last Friday afternoon. It was
a very pleasant session and the
attendance was large. Music was
furnished by several guests present
and needlework kept the fingers
busy most of the afternoon. Light
refreshments were served at five
o’clock and a neat sum realized from
This (Thursday) evening the mem
bers of the congregation of tpe
Methodist church will hold a recep
tion for the new minister, Rev. C. W.
Brooks and his wife, at the church.
The regular monthly meeting of
tlie Woman's Auxiliary of St.Thomas
church was held Monday evening at
the home of Mrs. Morsman. The
society is in good financial condition
and it was decided to furnish and
maintain a room in the new Clarkson
hospital, that is to be dedicates! in
about two weeks. Miss May Maddox
gave an account of her Alaska trip
at the request of the rector, and told
what had been learned from Bishop
Rone of the missionary work in
Alaska Mrs. Hargrave gave a most
interesting and instructive paper on
"The Introduction of the Christian
religion into Japan in the Sixteenth
Century, its Failure and the Reasons
Why.” The paper was very helpful
and of unusual interest. After the
business session Mrs. Morsman ser
Mrs. Frank Sehaible entertained
Kaffee Klatch Wednesday afternoon
in her usual charming manner. Quite
a number of invited guests were
present and a thoroughly enjoyable
afternoon spent. At five o’clock a
luncheon was served in three courses.
Mrs. Sehaible was assisted in serv
ing by her mother, Mrs. Ewalt.
Miss Francis Ramsey entertained
the Five W's Wednesday afternoon.
Twenty members were present and
with music and needlework the
hours passed all too quickly. Splen
did refreshments in three courses
were served by Mrs. Ramsey and
A General Good Time—Fine Times
The local Elks lodge enjoyed a
smoker Friday night of last week
at which a large number of their
members were entertained.
After the usual ceremonies attend
ant unpon a regular meeting were
observed, and the order of business
disposed of, the members repaired to
the club rooms and discussed an
The Elks have mapped oul a win
ter’s campaign of entertainments t hat
makes its members among ihe elect,so
far as social affairs go. The first of
these entertainments was a party giv
en Thursday evening at which cards
and dancing were prominent. Prof.
Harnack’s Hiawatha orchestra fur
nished the music.
In addition to its social features the
lodge has made large appropriation
for the immediate construction of a
gymnasium and shower baths. The
younger members intend to organize
a basket ball team and go after the
high school champions. Altogether
the Elk lodge is in a very prosperous
condition and as usual will contribute
its share this winter to the society
gayety of our city.
One of Richardson County's Wealthy
Pioneer Farmer Dead.
Special from Humboldt.
Goettelieb Wittwer, .one ' of the
wealthy farmers of Richardson coun
ty, and who for many years lias re
sided on his farm near Dawson,died
very suddenly Saturday, October 9th,
at tiie home of his daughter, Mrs. (’.
M. Linn. Mr. Wittwer has been u
sufferer of Bright’s disease for some
time, but not until a short time prior
to his death, was his condition con
sidered alarming. Short funeral ser
vices under the charge of the G. A.
R. organization, of which Mr. Witt
wer was a member, were held at the
home of C. M. Linn Sunday morning,
after which the remains were taken
to Bethany, near Bern, Has./ where
interment was made.
MARRIED AT STELLA.
Thomas Morris and Lillie Mae Noah
Were Contracting Parties.
Special from Stella.
Tuesday afternoon at the home of
the bride's aunt, Mrs. Gertrude
Clobes, occurred the marriage of
Thomas Morris to Miss Lillie Mae
Noah, Rev. F. Shirk performing the
ceremony. Only a few of the inti
mate relatives were present. The
h'&ppy couple left, on the north bound
train for Lincoln, where they will
visit for a few days witli the groom’s
brother, Lloyd Morris and wifi-. They
will then return to Stella for a few
days’ visit, after which they will go
to Gage county, where the groom
farmed this year. In the spring they
will move to the Mrs. Mattie Hodge
farm north of town.
Good, hand-picked, sprayed apples
at 75 cents per bushel. Nino miles
north of Falls City and two miles
south and 1 miles west of Barada.—
Allen Franklin, Phone 241E, Barada.
R. R. Rule went to Lancaster, Kas.,
Thursday, and visited until Sunday.
THE DUFF ENDURANCE RACE
NEBRASKA CITY TO FALLS CITY
• THE ONLY WAY '
Much Interest Manifested All Along
the Route No Loss of Life
or Serious Accidents
Nothing (.’011111 have been more fav
orable than the weather of last Fri
day, for the Duff Endurance race
from Nebraska City to Falls City and
return, a distance of 110 miles. The
day was partly cloudy but uot until
late in the evening was it real cool.
Everything seemed to favor the con
testants and at seven o’clock, a. in.,
nineteen contestants, with the pilot
car, one or two non-contestant cars,
lined up at the garage in Nebraska
City, where starting lots were drawn.
Pilot car, a big six-cylinder Mathe.
soil, owned and driven by ltaiph
Duff, pulled out promptly at seven
o'clock. With Mr. Duff were Chief
Observer, Bert Swalley and Mascott
Klppee, who scattered the confettti to
make the route visible to the racers.
This car was followed by the press
car, a Ilegal, diven by Victor Stinger,
and occupied by Charlie Iluhner of
the Nebraska City Press, .1 H.Kerns
of the Auburn Republican, J. II.
Sweet of the Nebraska City News.
This car was followed almost imme
diately by a 11011-contestant, with
Walter Armstrong as driver, who had
with him Mrs. N. A. Duff, Mrs. W. P.
Seargant, Mrs. Walter Armstrong and
A Falls City car put out by Mc
Guire Ai Schmelzel, driven by Wesley
Rose, drew No. 1 and made fine time,
arriving in Falls City over twenty
I with the contest and the results. All
I tin cars were gone over at the gar
: ago by tlie committee In charge Frl
I day night ajul the following decision
No. 1, a Franklin car driven by
; Howe ot' Auburn came in first and
! was pronounced by the judges to lie
in as perfect, condition as when staVt.
! ing in the morning.
No. 2, an Overland car, was driven
by Kd Wist of Dunbar was eighteen
points below' perfect according to
i the decision Good points and good
records were shown by several cars.
Wo are ready for another race;
come again; jot will get a hearty
MRS. WILLIAM JONES.
Died At the Home of Her Son Near
Mrs. William Jones died al the
home of her son. Louis Jones, near
Rulo Tuesday. She had reached the
advance age of ninety-nine years
A few weeks ago she fell and sus
tained a broken hip, and since that
time has been absolutely helpless
She leaves an aged husband and se,
oral children, among whom is Cans
Jones, well known to tnosi of our
Funeral services will be conduct
ed from Hie Lutheran church near
Rulo tills (Friday) afternoon at two
Card of Thanks.
We take this means of thanking our
friends and neighbors for their as
sistance and many kind words during
(lie sickness and death of our wife
and daughter. Bertha Marie Pecht.
Mr. and Mrs. James H Pecht
After the election of the present court house
officials four years Ago, who are now seeking third,
fourth and tilth 'terms, the Falls City News, in the
issue of Nov. 10. 1905, commented upon the results
in this manner:
“ We are satisfied that the PEOPLE have
won a victory which will teach the politi
cians and ringsters a lesson which will
prove everlasting. The American policy
holds the THIRD TERM proposition as
DANGEROUS to good government.
Surely, the News must NOW refuse to support
Hutchings, Gagnon, Fenton, Oliver and the others.
11 the “people"’ won a victory four years ago and
the “politicians and ringsters” WERE taught a
lesson it wasn't everlasting. Let’s make it so!
minutes ahead of scheduled time.
In all there were about eight ladies
in the party, and among them were
Mrs. Fred Cleveland, Jr., and Miss
Jeanette Cleveland, who were with
Fred Cleveland, Jr., in No. *J.
Tile roads for the most part were
in excellent condition and all the
motorists spoke particularly of the
stretch between Stella and Falls City
as being exceptionally fine This is
| undoubtedly due jo the efforts and
work of tike County Automobile asso
ciation. Some few ears lost the
trail a few' miles out of Stella owing
to the wind carrying the confeitti in
the wrong direction. This took the
press ear and one or two contest
ants by way of Salem, an extra eight
mile run over miserable roads. They
wpre a little late in arriving.
A fine luncheon was Berved the
visitors promptly at twelve o’clock at
the National hotel, and at 1:00 p m.,
the press ear and the Duff Stoddard
Dayton, left the controle on the re
No. 2, a Franklin ear driven by
Barton Howe of Auburn was the first
contestant to reach the Nebraska
City garage on the return trip. The
McGuire-Scbmelzel car broke down
soon after leaving Falls City and was
i disqualified. No. 3, driven by Ed
I Marble broke down at Auburn. The
pilot car made the return trip to Ne
braska City in one hour and fifty-four
All along the way the tourists were
given friendly geetings and in every
town and village great crowds were
out to see them pass. There were no
serious accidents, not one person in
jured in the three cars disabled.
Everybody seemed W'ell pleased
MRS. FRANK PECHT.
Died at Her Home Wednesday After
A Brief Illness. /
Bertha Marie, wife of Frank Pecht.,
(lied al her homo in this city Wednes
day afternoon, after an illness cover
ing a period of only a few days. She
lias not enjoyed the best of health for
several years, but last Thursday she
grew worse, but her condition was
not considered alarming until Tues
Mrs. Pecht was twenty-two years
of age. She was married to Frank
Pecht at Lincoln four years ago, and
has made this her home most of the
time since then. To the young hus
band we extend our sympathy.
The funeral services will be held
from the home of James H. Pecht
this (Friday) afternoon at 2:30. The
services will be conducted by llev.
C. W. Brooks of the Methodist church
LOT SALE POSTPONED.
The Inclemency of the Weather Sat
urday Necessitated It.
The Goolsby lot sale which Whita
ker Bros, and John Powell had adver
tised for last Saturday was postponed
one week—until Saturday, October
16th—on account of the bad weather.
This sale will afford a good opportu
nity fv r an Investment of a few dollars
to bring good results,as the lots are
located handy for the railroad men
who will soon begin to move to Falls
Mr. and Mrs. Diehl of Morrill were
THE COIRS AND GOERS
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST TO
YOU AND ME
What Your ^Friends and Their
Friends Have Been Doing
the Past Week.
VV. T. Fenton was u Humboldt vis
Jim Jeilison was down from Te
Uuy Crook returned Saturday from
itis trip to Idaho.
Tom Sullivan of Creston, Iowa, was
In the city Friday.
George Morris was a Stella polit
ical visitor Monday.
Millard IJelity and wife were over
from Morrill Monday.
Mrs. Robert Kanaly of Rnlo was a
shopper here Thursday.
John Syster and wife of Reserve
were shopping here Friday.
Mrs. Norman Weaver of Verdon
visited relatives here Thursday.
I)r K. S. Cooper was a business
vi-inir i etit Humboldt Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Stun Itucher return
ed Friday from a visit to Omaha.
Chester Sype was down front Sa
lem for the Klks smoker last Friday
Hurl (’omithers of Tecumseh was
a guest of Miss Leah Poteet over
Guy Grcenwald returned Tuesday
afternoon from a three weeks' trip
Harry Wilson and Ralph Lewis
went to Omaha Friday to take In
Charles Krekor and wife returned
Saturday from a few days visit with
relatives in Lincoln.
Lawrence Kanaly went to Omaha
Thursday night to be present, at tin*
military parade Friday.
Mrs. Helen A. Martin and daugh
ter, Miss Helen, are visiting rela
tives in Parsons, Kansas.
Mrs. John Hossack and little grand
son, Neal Mulligan, are visiting Mrs.
Bphralm Withee at Stella.
Miss Rlckauff of Jackson, Mich.,
visited at the home of .1 H Lord
the latter part of the week.
Mrs. W. A. Greenwald and Mrs. S.
M. Philpot of Humboldt went to
Omaha Monday for a short visit.
Mrs. A. A. Tanner and children of
Ltiy,oln arrived Saturday for a visit
with Mrs. Caroline Tanner and family
Mrs Mnyme deliver of Neleigh.
Neh.. was the guest of John L. Clea
ver i nd family the latter part of the
D. P. Fannin went to Houston, Tex
as, Thursday with the Falls City del
egation to be present at the land
Miss Vesta Lively, who is teaching
at Dawson this year, came down
Friday evening to spend Sunday with
George Ridsdale of Marinette, Wis.,
who has been a guest of the family
of Johfi L. Cleaver, left last Satur
day for Seattle.
Mr. and Mrs. George King of St.
Joe were in the city the latter part
of last week visiting relatives and old
friends They returned home Satur
Will Restorer and little son, who
visited the former's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Restorer, last week re
turned to their home in St. Joseph
Mrs. Ike Lyons and Mrs. George
Fisher returned Saturday Jrota a
week's.visit in Omaha with relatives.
They also enjoyed the Ak-Sar-Ben fes
Rev. Brooks of the M. E. church
returned Thursday from Lincoln. Mrs.
Brooks and children arrived from
Osceola, and they are now at home
to their friends.
George Kachelries and family left
Thursday for Topeka, Has., where
they will make their future home.
Miss Grace has a position as stenog
rapher In a law' office there.
James McKiever was down from
Nebraska City with the. auto crowd
Friday and returned Saturday. The
machine he started In was “ditched”
just out of Howe, and it looked for
some time like they would have to
walk hack home.
Mrs. John Gilligan left Monday for
Lincoln to attend the state federation
of Womens clubs. Font Lincoln she
will go direct to her new home In
Nebraska City'. Mrs. Gilligan will
be greatly missed in the club and
social life in Falls City. Her friends
can wish her nothing better than
that she may find as many friends
in her new home and be as fully ap
preciated as she is in the city she
ANTI-THIRD TERMER. (
West End Democratic Farmer ami
Sons Can't Stand For it
To the Tribune:
Nationally, and usually otherwise,
l am a democrat.
Four years ago l took off my coat
and worked “teeth and toe-nail" to
defeat the republican third term
My sous and myself have tho
usual amount of influence, In our
locality, that Is commonly credited
to an honorable, well-behaved family
of funuors. We prevailed upon two
or threo of our republican friends to
“down” the third termers. Wo took
the view that, two terms at public
office was enough. We helped to
defeat the third term ticket, and
this year we are going to join our
republican neighbors, who voted with
us four years ago, and help defeat
the democratic third termers.
Flense withhold my.name, as we
don't Intend to change our minds and
do not wish to be harassed by politi
cians being sent to us.
WEST END DEMOCRAT.
Humboldt . Net)., Oct. 12. 1«0!>.
TWO FIRES AT HUMBOLDT.
E. C. Zimtr.erman Lost Thirty Toita
of Hay as Result of One.
Special from Humboldt.
E. (' Zimmerman suffered a dis
astrous fire ut his home northwest
of town Monday night, when thirty
tons of hay were consumed by tli ?
blu/.e. The loss of the feed will
compel Mr. Zimmerman to dispose
of his entire herd of dairy cattle.
Matches and mice are supposed to
be responsible for a conflagration in
the husement of the residence oc
cupied by <’. A. Sherman on Thurs
day afternoon. The speedy arrival of
the fire company checked what might
have been a disastrous fire, as tbo
building is so near the Phllpot &
Son lumber yard, In the business dis
trict of Humboldt.
HORSE SHOW AT HUMBOLDT.
C. K. Cooper Won The Fifteen
Mile Auto Race.
Special frr m Humboldt.
Large crowds gathered in town
Thursday and Friday, the attraction
being a horse and automobile show.
The former day being entirely de
voted to the equities, and some fine
animals were exhibited.
Friday was devoted to auto at
tractions, C. K. Cooper being suc
res fill in winning the fifteen mile
HUMBOLDT SCHOOLS OPEN.
No New Cases of Diphtheria Have
Spi i ial from Humboldt
During the past week the public
school building was thoroughly dis
infected and as no new cases of diph
theria have developed, it was consid
ered safe to Open school on Monday
The pupils are again in their places
and the usual work in progress.
Injured at Nebraska City.
Clinton Ullm.ii>, formerly of this
city, was seriously injund at Ne.bras
ka City the first of the week. He was
painting a telephone pole, when a live
electric light wire set fire to the
can of paint mid caused it to eaplwUe.
He fell from the pole and sustained a
boken hip and shoulder and his head
and shoulders were badly buned.
At first it was thought that he might
recover, but Wednesday ids sister,
Nellie Gilman received a messago
calling he.r jto that place ut onee.
Ilis condition seemed much worse
and liis recovey seems doubtful. Mr.
Gilman is u married man and has a
wife and one child.
Sherman Kinsey took charge of
the Western Union office and Miss
Gilman and her father, J. 1). Gilman
left Wednesday night for that place.
Now Located in This City.
Or. R. Henderson moved his office
fixtures from Ilulo to this city the
latter part of the week. He and Dr.
D. G. Giffitlis have formed a part
nership and are now comfortably lo
cated in rooms over the postoffice.
For the past nine years Dr. Hender
son has practiced medicine in Rulo.
We are glad to welcome Dr. and Mrs.
Henderson to our business and social
‘'The American policy holds the third term proposition as dangerous to good government”—Falls City News, Nov, 3,1W5
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