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^o\. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1909. Number 43
IE WEEK’S SOCIAL EVENTS
A.E TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Vi.r.ous Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges. Clubs,
/ very pretty Hallow’een dinner
who given Tuesday evening by Miss
Maude Maddox, for her cousin, Miss
Ruth Miller of Tacoma, Wash. Cov
ers acre placed for twelve and shell
shaped place cards were decorated
with llallow’een' suggestions. In
the center of the table was placed a
Jack-o'-lantern with four faces with
wreaths of Autumn leaves and placed
upon a doily of beautifully tinted
leaves. At the corners of the table
wore small pumpkins on doilies of
leaves In which were set tall candles.
An elaborate dinner was served in
four courses. During the evening
games and music were enjoyed, rank
ing the event a most enjoyable one.
Mrs. Mary Mettz entertained the D.
H T. club Tuesday afternoon. Al
most the entire membership was pres
ent and tlie afternoon with till its
pleasures, passed all too quickly. At
sir o’clock an elegant dinner was
served in four courses. This
is purely a social club and their meet
ing' are notable for many pleasures.
The Daughters of Isabella gave a
Haltow’een party for the members
auci a few invited guests at their hall
last Friday evening. It was purely a
woman’s gathering and they seemed
to enjoy themselves to the fullest
extent. All sorts of games were en
joyed, all cares put aside for the
evening and fun and frolic prevailed.
Candies, nuts, popcorn balls, etc.,
weri served for refreshments. The
festivities lasted until a late hour and
ev- y moment was full of pleasure
Tno Missionary kensiugtou of the
M E. church was held last Friday
at ite home of Mrs. K. P. Roberts.
It as attended by a large crowd of
ladies, who seemed to enjoy their
needle-work, music and social visit.
Light refreshments were served at
five o'clock and a nice little sum ad
de to the receipts of the treasury.
Mrs. John Oswald gave the first of
;'a series of parties on Wednesday af
ternoon, when a large company of
ladies were invited to play Wlilst.
Seven tables were played, play last
ing until five o’clock with undiminish
od interest. Splendid refreshments
w- served in two courses.
'Ms. Morion entertained the W. R.
C. Kensington at her home Tuesday
afternoon. A large number of ladies
we e present and thoroughly enjoyed
the afternoon. Mrs. V. G. Lyford,
Mrs. N. R. Judd and Nellie Schock
wee guests of Ihe kensington. Mrs.
Morton,assisted by her daughter,Mrs.
X- . served delightful refreshments.
Mrs. .lolm Oswald gave a most
d< v'Utfnl kensington Tliursday for
ah it thirty-five friends. Several
guessing games were provided for
en' rtainment, which kept the ladies
busy most of the afternoon. A num
ber of the ladies present favored the
guests with musical selections. At
five o’clock lovely refreshments were
served. Mrs. Hargrave assisted Mrs.
Oswald in serving.
A jolly dance was held at Wahl’s
hall by about twenty couples of our
young people Wednesday night. The
music was good and the evening ideal
Mrs. I. N. Lyons gave a very en
joyable dinner last Sunday for Mrs.
Hiram Spencer of Long Beach, Cal.
Eight guests were present, including
Is a Political Promise
Upon the election of Hutch
ings, Gagnon, Fenton, Oliver
and the others, The Falls City
News made this promise for
“It can be counted upon,
also, that NONE OF THEM
will aspire to the third term,
and on the other hand that
they will KEEP SACRED
the American policy, which
holds the THIRD TERM prop
osition as dangerous to good
Head it again
Are you, Mr. Voter, a man of
your word? Of course you are.
Then you have a perfect right
to be treated as such.
A political promise should be
kept, just the same as any other.
Don’t you think so, Mr. Voter?
Then, too, if the American
policy held the third term prop
osition DANGEROUS . to good
government four years ago, what
conditions have brought about a
reversal in the said American
Tbe Voters Will Answer
some of Mrs. Spencer's old neigh
bors. A splendid dinner was served
and a thoroughly delightful visit en
joyed during the afternoon
The Friends in Council met in
i regular session last Friday evening
at the club rooms. Romeo and Juliet
'is still the play studied; the scenes
are interesting and the discussions
are good. There was a large number
■ of the members pesent.
ATTRACTED LARGE CROWD.
The Recital Given at the Christian
Church a Grand Success.
A real treat was given those who
were fortunate enough to attend the
recital at the Christian church last
Monday night, given by Mrs. Julian
and Airs. Day of Long Bench, Cal.,
and Airs. Robert Cain, Jr., of Stella.
The ladies kindly offered to give
the recital for the building fund for
the new church and that their gener
osity was appreciated was very evi
dent from the crowded house that
greeted them. Every seat in the
main body of the church and the
Sunday School room was taken and
many stood in the hack part of the
Every number on the program was
good, and it would be hard to single
out one and say it was the best. The
program was a full one and each of
the ladies were liberal and respond
ed to several encores. Airs.
Julian's ability as a reader is well
known in our city and she was given
a hearty greeting. Her readings, as
usual, were well chosen and she was
repeatedly recalled. Airs. Day has
sung In Falls City before and was no
stranger to our people. She was giv
en the same cordial greeting and
sincere welcome as heretofore. Her
recalls were numerous, and tier en
cores always well chosen, giving
abundant satisfaction. Airs. Robert
Cain has sung in our city so often
her ability is well known ami her
many friends were delighted to know
she would appear on the program.
As usual she delighted all who heard
her and It was a fitting close to a
splendid entertainment that two such
beautiful voices as Airs. Cain's and
Mrs. Day’s should be blended in
Rolfe's beautiful duet, "Sailor Sighs.”
Airs. T. J. Gist is a wonderfully cap
able accompanist and she assisted
materially in the success of the pro
The ladies held an informal rec
eption at the close of the recital and
were greeted by their many admiring
friends whose hearty compliments
were showered upon them.
Financially, the entertainment was
a success, about $77> being added to
the building fund.
Sill Grinding Out Justice in The
Usual Slow Manner.
Since our last issue the following
eases have been disposed of by the
Kuper vs. Snethen—a verdict was
given in favor of Kuper for an
amount a trifle less than $2,000.
The rape case from Verdon was
disposed of Monday. The court in-1
structed the jury to return a verdict
for the defendant, Jesse Smith.
Kuhlman vs. Shaw—Kuhlman was
given $500 by the jury.
McCray V3. Richardson County—
the court sustained the demurer of
the county to McCray’s petition for
Joseph Douglas confessed to the
stealing of a horse from 1). Crush
and was given a three year senten
ce in the penitentiary.
The case against Martin Murray
for larceny from (he person of an
old gentleman by the name of Wis
segcr was dismissed. Murry is be
ing tried this (Thursday) morning
for the burglary of the house of Ros
eoe Anderson of Humboldt.
Grinstead vs. Coon—Ginstead was
given $250 damages against Coon.
$1,600 PER ACRE.
Henry W. Patterson Sold Two and
One-half Acres at That Price.
Henry N. Patterson, a former Rich
ardson county resident, but now a
resident of Grand Junction, Gob, last
week sold 2acres of liis property
at that place for $1,600 per acre. In
a recent issue of the Grand Junction
Daily News we find the following
“Gertrude E. Pease of London, Eng
land, sister of Mrs. A. P. Wadsworth,
has purchased 2',L> acres off the H. N.,
Patterson property on North Seventh
street, at $1,600 per acre, on which
she intends to build a fine country
Republican Landslide Predicted.
A local democrat, who previous to
the nomination of the present demo
cratic third term ticket was one of
the “powers that be” in the party,
was heard to predict a landslide for
the republicans this year.
He said, “they (the democratic ma
chine bosses) have already conceded
the election of all but two of the
republican nominees and are going
to turn their entire time and attention
to saving those two democrats.” He
further said: "They are trying des
perately to trade any of the other
candidates off for them.”
Dr. Trumpore took an unceremon
ious departure-from town between
suns the latter part of the week leav
ing a number of business men and
three of the hotels with good sized
unpaid bills as souvenirs of his re
cent sojourn in the city.
THE PASSING OF THE OLD
WRECKING OF PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH BUM DING.
The Breaking Up of Old Ties: the
Disturbing of Sacred. Hal
Quite unexpectedly to both pastor
and people the work of wrecking the
old Presbyterian church was begun on
Monday afternoon of this week. The
time of giving possession to the prop
erty did not expire' until the first of
November, but the liohrer Bros., were
so anxious to begin work while the
weather is propitious that they made
some very interesting propositions to
the officers of the church with the re
sult that the authorities of the
church, waived their rights to the
use of the building for this week.
At t Ins writing the building looks us
though it had passed through a
wreck, and its present appearance
prompts the thought of “The passing
of 1 he old.” To the younger genera
tion of Presbyterians and its newer
adherents, this may mean little or
nothing,hut to the older members and
friends it means the breaking of old
ties,-the disttirbanee of sacred, hal
lowed associations For it is true
that Hod lias boon pleased to use the
old building in the carrying forward
of his work in our community, and
many will leave the old place with
a feeling of tender sadness that no
more may we worship within its lull
Arrangements have been made by
which tho regular Sabbath services
will be held in the Klectric Theatre,
and it is hoped tlint (ho public will
avail itself of the opportunity of wor
shipping with us there until tho com
pletion of our now temple of worship.
Remember the regular song service
every Sabbath night, and special
music at every public service. Come
youself and bring ns many friends ns
you can. R. Copper Bailey,
TO THE PUBLIC.
We take this method of notifying
the public that in case anyone pur
chases any of the Vogel lots, on
Saturday’, October 30, we are in a
position to guarantee a good waran
tee deed, signed by Mr. and Mrs.
Vogel, as we have them under writ
As they have decided to go into the
hotel business with their son, Adam,
they will sell a part of their house
hold goods, especially some good
3tovcs, and other articles too numer
our too mention.
Sale at 1:30 o'clock.
FROM CONSISTENT DEMOCRAT
To The Ti ibune:--Mr. Editor, I ‘‘balk,’’ I "kick out of
the traces” for the first time, and in so doing I do not consid
er that I lower my own standard nor that of the party that I
have followed consistently since 1880.
I cannot, for party’s sake lower my manhood, eat my own
words and go square back on the argument that I put up in
1905. And I did not imbibe that theory from the Falls City
News either; it has been a hobby of mine, for years—it was
taught me by democratic leaders who are true and tried, and
who know the true meaning of the word "principle.”
I am going to join forces with "West End Democrat," of
Humboldt, who in a communication in your paper October 12,
1909; says: "We helped to defeat the third-term ticket
(1905), and this year we are going to join our republican
neighbors and help defeat the democratic third-termers.”
It's the third-term fellow that I'm after, he who stood
and looked me in the face in 1905 and told me of the
dangers of third-termism, and who now has the cheek, the
brass, the gall and the brazen effrontry to ask for my
vote on the plea that I am a democrat.
In order to be a democrat is it necessary to
swallow your own words and argument every four years?
To be a democrat is it necessary'to sacrifice your manhood
to illy conducted politics? To be a good Richardson county
democrat is it necessary to pawn your soul to your party and
tade your very manhood in order to be “in line?”
A good democrat, to my way of thinking must first be a
man, in all that the name implies—A MAN. Can a man, who
was assiduous in his denunciations of the third term prop
osition, in 1905, conscientiously walk up to the polls this year
and vote for the very men vfrio denounced the third term prop
osition as dangerous to good government? Can they do this
in the open light of the day, with men looking at them who
well remember the stand they took in 1905?
I for one do not propose to prostitute myself to that lev
el—I have sons, and I want to be able to look them in the
face, whatever the outcome of the election or the success of
the party that I adhere to.
And I want it distinctly understood, that I don't come un
der the head of “independent voter," either. I hold that the
principles of democracy are bigger than the party of Richard
son county. I do not believe that a clique of ill-advised dem
ocrats, hungy for office, are representative elements of a
party,but on the contrary, are the mere dross and skimmings,
who make politics their profession and would go hungry and
unwashed and uncombed if there were no court house in the
I gloried in the county landslide of 1905; I yelled myself
hoarse along with the very Iscariots who whimper and whine
today and ask for a third term on the plea that “conditions
For shame! Conditions chanaed! The only change in
conditions that is perceptible to the honest man is, that some
men, ravenous for office, have gone square back on their
declarations of four years ago, and now ask for the very thing
they condemned so strongly.
Will their dishonesty be rewarded? I hope not. A defeat
this year of the entire democratic ticket would sound the
death knell forever in this county of the third termers, and
when you have rid the county of this incubus, you have done
a good service; for as the Falls City News said in 1905,
“The American policy holds the third term proposition as
dangerous to good government.”
Vote with me to down the third termers. See to it, al
ways, that your manhood, your integrity, is paramount to un
Verdon, Neb., October 23, 1909. CONSISTENT DEMOCRAT.
THE MUSICAL EVENT OF THE SEASON
The Boston Ideal Comic Opera Company
In the Greatest of All Comic Operas
“The Said Pasha”
One Night Only, Friday, Oct. 29th
Funny Comedians, Clever Soubreltcs Pretty Girls. Up-to-date Specialties Gor
geous Costumes and Elegant Stage Settings
ar-Vefe?;1* Prices 35c, 50c and 75c
THE CRIffl REAPER AT WORK
THE DEATH OF MRS WILLARD
Joseph Forney, An Old Pioneer
Passes Away The Death of
Mrs. Martha Bryant.
Friends of Mrs. Nellie Ida Willard
were shocked to hear of her death on
Thursday ill 1:40 a. in. She had
been confined lo her bed for several
weeks and all Ilia) medical aid and
willing hands could do were of no
avail. The time came when an opera
tion was I lie only alternative
and an operation was performed
Wednesday morning She was not
strong enough to overcome tin* shock
and the end came ns above stated
Mrs. Willard was born February 13,
1873, and died October 2K, 1900, at
tln> age of thirty six years, eight
months and flftei n days.
She leaves a husband, two dnugli
ters and one son to mourn the loss
of a wife and mother. Her life was
gentle, but like the still waters it
was deep. In her heart of hearts
she carried those she loved, and her
hand was never weary, tier step m-v
er lulled in nilnlslerlug unto, earing
for. walling upon those who were in
any waj dependent upon her. Much
has been taken from lids husband
daugld'is and little son and the
large circle of friends. Sweet lies
havbeen severed, blit much is left;
the Christian's hope and fadeless mem
ories are still theirs’.
Funeral services will be held from
the Christian church at Reserve, Has.
at 2:30 p. in. today (Friday) Octo
ber 291 h.
.Joseph Fofhey passed away quili
suddenly Sunday at his home in the
east pari of the eily. For the past
two weeks he lias been unusually
feeble and paralysis was feared. An
other of t In* real pioneers of the
county has been called, for Joseph
Forney has been a continuous resi
dent. either around this city or ltulo,
Ills first home, since the fall or 1851
Few of the early pioneers remain and
it cannot fail to bring sadness to nil
to see those passing away who first
fought the battles and endured the
hardships of life on the plains, tlml
we, the later generations,might enjoy
the abundance of the present.
Joseph Forney was born in Har
rison county, Ohio, May 1 !*. 1824 and
grew to manhood in Wayne county,
where in 1845 lie was married to
Mary Brennigar, who died In 1851
just as they were disembarking from
a boat to make their first settlement
in Missouri. Of their four children
only one, Mrs. .1 K. I’earson, is liv
On March 2, 1851 Mr. Forney mar
rie.l Louisa Jane Coon, his present
wife, and to them were born four
sons and two daughters, the oldest,
P. F. Foney and the youngest. Miss
Nettle, survive the father. Beside
those of his immediate family circle
the deceased leaves one brother, S.
It. Forney, seventeen grandchildren
and eighteen great-grandchildren and
many nieces and nephews, several of
whom Were here and attended I ho
For many years Mr. Forney and his
family lived in and near ltulo. lie
look up a fine homestead and follow
ed farming. He was frugal and
thrifty, and succeeded in accumulat
ing enough means to provide well
for his children and Insure a good
living and life of case to himself and
wife in their declining years. He gave
up the farm many years ago and lias
been a resident of this city ever since
He was of i|iiiet. unassuming manner,
honest and straightforward in his
dealings among men. IBs upright
living has won for him the respect
of all who knew him and he will be
mourned by many friends who will
speak of him, as a just man gone to
The funeral services w'en held at
the family residence Tuesday after,
noon conducted by II* ». ILIvlitl ***
the Baptist church and were attended
by a large assembly of old friends
and neighbors. The interment was
made in Steele cemetery.
To the widow, who is feeble and in
failing health, to the children and rel
atives who mourn him, is offered the
sympathy of the community.
Special from Stella.
.iolin Bourke died Wednesday even
ing, October 20, at liis home south of
Stella, lli* had been sick for seven
wt“'ks, and but little hope was enter
tained for hfin from the first .although
everything was done that medical
skill could do, lie having undergone
tin operation about two weeks before
Ife was forty-eight years old and
the brightest of prospects were before
him., but God willed otherwise and
his sufferings ceased. He leaves a
young wife and a son, now a young
man, besides a host of relatives and
friends, to mourn his death.
Funeral services were hold from
the home Saturday and tin remains
taken to Auburn for burial. The
heartfelt sympathy of the entire com
munity is extended the sorrowing
Mrs. Martha Lincoln Bryant died
at tlie home of her son, Lon Bryant,
at one o’clock Monday morning, Oct.
24, 1909, at the age of eighty years.
She was ill for several days witli
pneumonia. She was given every at
| tontlon by her relatives and good
friends and neighbors, but her ad
| vanned age was against her.
Martha Lincoln was born in St.
| ('lair county, Illinois. She was mar
[ t ied In 1859 to S. Bryant., and to them
I were bon five children, one daughter
| and four sons. The husband died a
! lew years ago and since that timb
i she had made her home with her son.
The funeral was held from the home
Tuesday and the remains wore taken
to Steele cemetery for burial.
William Harrison Mark tiled at his
home In Verdnn Wednesday afternoon.
Mr.Mark had gone down town.and on
hrn return home was taken suddenly
ill. Mon near by noticed his condl
(ion and helped him home anti ho
lived only a few hours.
lie was well known over the county
ami was one of the early pioneers of
and was one of the early pioneers
lli> had a host of friends who will
learn with regret of Ills sudden death,
lie leaves several grown children to
mourn the loss of a kind father. Mr.
Mark was a brother-in-law of Ross
(ioolslty of tills city.
RECOVERED STOLEN PROPERTY.
After two Months Dan Ratekin Found
Team In St. Joseph.
Special from Kulo.
About two montiiH ago n stranger
hired a team of Dan Itatokln to drive
to Robinson, Kansas. After the time
when the team should have been re
turned bad expired, it was learned
lie never drove to that place. Noth
Ing was heard of the team until last
week, when Dan received a message
from Drank Vauvaulklnburg, who
knew the team well, that he had seen
them In Senth St. Joseph. Dan left
for that place at once, with two
men ,to Identify tin' team and buggy,
lie succeeded in gotllog them but tlie
stranger lias not yd been heard of.
Humboldt Once More Has Several
Cases of the Disease.
Special from Humboldt.
Diphtheria bus again made its ap
pearance In Humboldt with redoubled
vigor. Seven cases have developed
since Saturday morning, and the
homes of Roy Reid, Hayes Smith,
Wayne Hamilton and Mrs. Henry A1
herts are under quarantine
One death lias occurred, LeRoy,
the little four year-old son of Roy
Reid and wife, having succumbed to
the disease on Friday night. Sever
al of those^sufferhig from the disease
ure reported to be in a serious con
dltlon, with but little hope of rerov
Prison Life in Joliet.
At tlic Lyric Thursday, Friday and
Saturday evening will be an illuatra
ted lecture tour of the world and pic
turn sketches nf prison life in Joliet.
Tiie lecturer handles his subject in a
very pleasing manner and the enter
tuiument promises to be an intellec.
No extra charges will in* made for
tliis double number and the patrons
are assured an entertaining and
profitable evening. TIP’ pictures of
tile prison life were secured with
great difficulty and will be some
thing new in the picture line.
Remember the same price ten cents
only will he charged for Ibis big
Returned From Montana.
Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Maust returned
Thursday night from Montana where
Mrs. Maust has spent the past two
months. Mr. Maust went out early
in tlic month to enjoy a hunting trip
For all kinds of sewing and dress
making see or call on Sarah E. Her
baugh, on Fulton Steet, between 13th
and 14th. 42-3t.
A Fifth, a Sixth, a Seventh
and Eighth Term?
Referring to the republican
nominees, who were defeated
by the ‘third term" talk
four years ago, the Falls City
News, in their issue of Nov. 3,
1905, had tills to say:
"While these candidates
are personally very pleasant
gentlemen, can you afford to
sustain them in the false
and hoggish position they
have assumed? What assur
ance have you that a fifth,
a sixth, a seventh and eighth
term will not be the aim of
those now in control? Do
your duty as a citizen and
in so doing you will prove
to be the best partisan.”
The question now arises,
"what assurance have you,” Mr.
Voter, that Hutchings, Gagnon,
Fenton, Oliver ami the others
will not aim for “a fifth, a
sixth, a seventh and eighth
term?” in the News of Nov.
10, 1905, you were promised that
they would NEVER .seek a
third term and that these tame
candidates then believed that
the third term was
Dangerous to Good
“The THIRD TERM at public office is WRONG and a DANGEROUS POLICY.”~Falls City News, Nov. 3, 1905
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