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The Falls City Tribune
vUi. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, I90‘>. Number 44
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TEE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
VcDious Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges. Clubs.
iss Lela Powell entertained a
1 > friends last Saturday evening
• Misses Alberta and Delores Mad
( of Auburn. Music was the
■ ling feature of the evening and
i 1 Li these young ladies were very
• ral entertainers. Not only do
m< v sing well, but are quite aceom
p -lied pianists and violinists. Mrs.
H rst, Miss Dewald. Mr. Hurst and
id Reavis were also very gener
e • with their music and all were
fu y enjoyed. The readings of Miss
R j'e and Miss DeWald were certain
ly good. Mrs. Powell and Miss Lela
ed refreshments during the even
iss Floy Grinstcad entertained a
if friends .Monday evening for her
sir-’-T, Mrs. Himes. Som’rset was
- oyed, two tables being placed for
ih- game. Uuring tin evening nice
r« : "I’shinents were served, and all
ei ; eved a very pleasant evening.
'* ss Una Snidow was given a de
lig ‘ fill surprise by her pupils in
th Central building Fiday afternoon.
T1 children whispered in order to
he Kept after school and during the
fev moments Miss Snidow talked with
the teachers in the hall her desk was
he. ped with all kinds of fruit. Her
sui prise when she returned was gen
uii- atul complete and for the next
ho • both teachers and pupils enjoy
ed a jolly good visit. Miss Snidow
fee s highly complimented at this
attention from her pupils who seem
del ghted to honor their teacher.
very pleasant musical was giv
en ist Thursday night by Mr. and
Mr- Robert Pruesse. complimentary
to Its. Neumarker of Columbus,
Nel who is visiting Mrs. A. Keller.
The music was furnished by an or
che-Ta composed of Freda Pruesse,
Wa ter Spaeth, Floyd Firebaugh and
He- lert Pruesse. Their music was
got l and they acquitted themselves
wt ;i. At the close of the program Mrs.
Pruesse served lovely refreshments
aft- r which the evening was spent
vis ’ing and with various games until
a te hour, when all departed having
sj at a glorious evening.
Mrs. Clara Neal was given a very
jolly surprise last Saturday evening
by the ladies of the I,, n. T. club.
They were masked when /they enter
ed the Neal home and not a mask was
removed until Mrs. Neal had guessed
all. The evening was spent playing
Hallow’een games, telling fortunes,
etc. At a late hour refreshments were
served by the ladies who had taken
their lunch with them.
' is. Jessie Deaton entertained the
Sm iy Slope kensington Wednesday
afternoon in her usual charming man
ner A guessing game was provided
for entertainment and proved to be
great fun. Mrs. Elmer Coon won the
prize for being the best guesser.
Roil call was answered with a verse
of poetry. At four o'clock lovely re
freshments were served. The next
meeting will be with Mrs. Wm. Boyd
Wednesday, November 10.
Saturday afternoon Miss Myrtle
Will entertained twelve little girls in
honor of her twelfth birthday. Each
little girl present pieced Myrtle a
“quilt block” and put their names
on them. At thee o’clock dainty re
aeshments were served. Games of
all kinds were enjoyed by the little
ones until late in the evening.
The l’ythian Sisters entertained a
large party of friends in the K. of P.
hall Monday night with a som’rset
party. Dainty refreshments were
served. This is the first entertain
ment by this organization outside the
regular lodge members and their
friends were highly gratified to be
entertained by them.
Mrs. John Weber entertained the
German ladies' Kaffee Klatch at
dinner Tuesday evening for Mrs. Wei
inan of St. Joseph, who is her guest.
Th-1 afternoon was spent with needle
work, and at six o'clock an elegant
six o'clock dinner was served. The
evening was spent In playing games
of arious kinds. Music also helped
to .take tiie evening very enjoyable.
Continued on I -it-! Page
ONE BLOCK PAVED.
j Contractor Heineman Has Completed
Falls City’s First One.
The initial block of paving has
been completed. Contractor Heine
man is proud of the job and so ought
1 the property owners and citizens be.
j The new 6,000-pound roller which
was purchased to put the finishing
touches to the job was put in use
Wednesday, after which about two
inches of sand was scattered over
tile bricks and will lx* allowed to
remain until travel forces it into
the cracks between the bricks.
The city council have given Mr.
Heineman permission to start work
on the intersection at once and the
work of excavating same is now in
Now watch Falls City's paving
MRS. MARY RYAN.
Died at the Home of Her Daughter
at The Age of Seventy four.
Mrs. Mary Ryan aged seventy-four
years, died at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Thomas Winterbottom,
Wednesday, Nov. after an illness
of several weeks.
Short services were held tit the
home Thursday monring and the body
was taken to St. Joseph for burial.
It was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs..
Winterbottom and several members of
Mrs. Ryan’s family from it distant,
who had been called here because of
DIED AT ST. JOSEPH.
Heart Failure the Cause of Henry
Special from Humboldt.
Word was received here the past
week of the sudden death of Henry
Rosonburger. at one time a resident
and business man of Humboldt. Since
leaving Humboldt he lias been locat
ed a greater part of the time in St.
Joseph, and it was in that city his
death occurred. Heart failure is sup
posed to have caused his demise.
A New Hospital.
There is talk of a new hospital in
this city, and it is to be hoped the
matter will not be dropped for lack
of interest, for there are few things
Falls City needs more. We under
stand the majority of the doctors
favor the plan and are working for
its advancement.. All would like to
interest the city in the matter and
obtain their co-operation and assist
ance, at least they hope to come to
some understanding with regard to
the city cases among the poor.
Mrs. McPherson and two trained
nurses from St. Joseph talk of tak
ing the management, if the old
John R. Smith property can be se
cured. This would be a good lo
cation, being a large building, to be
gin with, it is far enough from the
noisy portion of town and high
enough to be secluded from travel
along the roads.
Little Child Died.
Special from Ohio.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Prank Lichty, aged three years, died
Tuesday of scarlet fever after an
illness of about two weeks. The fu
neral services were conducted in
the ripen sir at Silver (’.reck church
Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock |
and were conducted by Rev. R. R.
Teeter. Many friends were present
to sympathize with and comfort the
parents in their sorrow, and if sytn-:
pathy could only lighten their grief,
theirs would be blotted out. But time'
alone can heal tile wounds made by j
giving up the little one and in the \
hour of their deepest sorrow may
they be able to say, “Thy will, not
mine, be done."
A. V. Breuster underwent an op
eration for appendicitis last. Monday
morning, and is in a very serious
condition. He lias been ill at the
Union House more than a week and
when operated upon it was found
the appendix had broken, making the
case very critical.
Charles Loree Up Town.
Charles Loree was brought down
town election day in his wheeled
chair. He is still unable to walk,
but is gaining and will no doubt soon
be aide to be around again.
When out of favor none know
thee; when in. thou dost not know
You may be too cunning for one,
. hut not for all.
THE VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN
DEMOCRATIC TICKET SWEEPS
W T. Fenton, for Sheriff, Leads the
Ticket — John Hinton Re
He was a hopeful candidate.
He wont upon the stump;
But when the votes were counted off]
He was upon the dump.
Tuesday the voters of the county
re-elected the democratic ticket The
will of the voter is supreme, or
should he, therefore The Tribune
bows its head and submits to the
Every one lias a different version j
as to “how it happened.” That then1
were several matters foreign to the
real issue, injected into the cam
paign by the opposition there is no
doubt, and the result shows to I
what extent they w re powerful.
The vote was almost 2,000 short.
Tlu> official vote is impossible to
pet for ibis week, but will appear in
tabulated form next week. Here is
the unofficial majorities on the
county and city ticket
Grlnstoad received 749 votes
Warren Hutchins, democrat; was
defeated by John Hinton, republican,
by 100 votes for Supervisor 6f I)ist.
Ileuhen I hil l ocks, republican, de
feated I If. Whitaker for assessor
.1. O Sprapins, endorsed by both
parties, was elected.
Samuel Marts and ,1. 10. McFarland
were electml for constables.
Weddle defeated Harris in Fast
Muddy 44; in West Muddy 2 and in
Fritz defeated Smith in Grant 32;
in Liberty til; in Ohio 71.
Hinton defeated Hutchins in Falls
City, First ward, 34; in Second ward.
27; in Third ward 39.
AN [INTOLERABLE STENCH
It is a well known fact, and few take the trouble to deny
the same, that Falls City has at least six or seven gambling
establishments, operated in open defiance of the law of both
state and municipality.
These dens have flourished, and multiplied, within the
past year, and have never been molested by the strong arm(?)
of the law; and in consequence the promoters of the same
have become arrogant and careless and seemingly care little
as to how the public looks upon the matter.
It is generally conceded that a town the size of Falls City
maintains and gives shelter to unlawful establishments of this
nature ONLY when its servants-—the mayor and council—de
sire the same.
It is generally conceded, and has been demonstrated time
and time again, that if the guardians of the city’s interests—
the mayor and council—so will it, that the gambling fra
ternity, in one hour, can be made to pack its paraphernalia
and discontinue their unlawful occupation—it is easy for a
town to rid itself of this stench where its sworn protec
tors—the mayor and council—desire a compliance with the
laws bearing upon the subject; but it is a difficult matter
when the mayor and council hold their noses and refuse to
smell the aforesaid stench.
But the law. How about that? Can a mayor and council
set it aside? The law upon gambling is plain. Do the opin
ions and desires, the promises and pledges, THE DETERMIN
ATION TO IGNORE THE LAW, do these things outweigh
the laws of the state and town?
Defiance of the law has placed prison stripes upon
many a man. Prisons and stripes were created for those
who defy the law.
The laws of the land are bigger than any mayor or
council. Mayors and councils come and go, they die, rot,
turn to dust and are forgotten—but the law, the law of the
land lives on and on. *
Wherever gambling flourishes uninterrupted, there
appears its twin sister, prostitution, seeking a dom
icile and a safe retreat. The two have ever gone hand
in hand, and in the annals of crime of the- larger cities they
It is with regret that we chronicle the fact that a woman
appeared in Falls City recently seeking a house in which to
maintain a brothel, and that she met with encouragement
from those high up in the city’s affairs.
It seems strange and revolting, that we have those
people within our gates—may the breed never multiply—
who contend that houses of ill fame are a necessary evil,
and all the more so in Falls City in that it will soon become
a division point of the Missouri Pacific railroad. Strange
reasoning, and to no one will it appear so strange as the
railroad man himself.
Long years ago that line of argument—that bawdy
houses were a necessary evil—was indulged in occasionally,
but as a rule it emanated from the harlot or her consort—
never from a respectable white man or woman, and it is
strange it is startling, that a man in this day and age, pas
sing boys and girls on their way to school each day, watch
ing them grow to manhood and womanhood, would voice such
a damnable and diabolical theory.
Here again, as in the case of the gambling houses, we
see open defiance of the law. Let us take a look at the law
upon the matter. Law is ever wholesome reading; saint, sin
ner and fool are all made better for a perusal of law and
the penalties attaching for an infraction of the same;
Renting Building as a Brothel.
ON?:! (Sec. 2101 —(Overy house or building situated
in this state, used or occupied as a house of ill-fame,
or for the purposes of prostitution, shall be deem
ed and held a public nuisance; and any person own
ing, or having control of, as guardian, lessee, or
otherwise, such house or building, and knowingly leas
ing or sub-letting the same in whole or in part, for
the purpose of keeping therein a house of ill-fame,
or knowingly permitting the same to be used or occu
pied for such purpose, or occupying the same
for such purpose, shall for every such offense be
fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars,
or imprisoned not less than thirty days, nor more
than six months, or both at the discretion of the court.
—Compiled Statutes of Nebraska.
We repeat, that the law is mightier by far than he who
seeks to ignore or transgress it, no matter what position he
occupies in society. The law makes no allowance for men
with fool theories in their head.
The law says what is right and what is wrong—it says
that gambling houses and brothels are wrong; that they may
not exist in a community—AND THAT SETTLES IT—the
fool theories and ideas of any moral degenerate to the con
WIN IN BASKET BALL CAME
HUMBOLDT TEAMS DEFEATED
IN SATURDAY CONTEST.
The Humboldt Girls Pretty and
Statuesque, But Outclassed
By “Our Girls."
The first basket ball games of
the season were played upon the high
school eatupus Saturday and agood
crowd was in attendance.
The Falls City hoys and girls teams
played the itumholdt teams with fine
success for our side. The girls won
by a score of 30 to 2, while the hoys
game was somewhat closer, being
2S to la.
This is our first game for this
season and our teams were not in
the best shape, owing to some dif
ferent players from last year taking
part.lack of practice, hut they need
no apology, for they were very much
there and our faith tells us they will
repeat the successes of last year.
In the girls game Florence Parc li
en was tit her best and played one of
the best games she ever played,
lici t ha Stumbo was a dose second
'and the big scores were credited to
those two, though all the girls play
id a strong game. ltt point of size
they were clearly outclassed, but they
had the ability, and that’s what
counts Following is the arrangement
of thete a til:
Girls' team forwards.ltert lin Stiim
bo and Florence Parchen; guards,
Maud Davis and Grace Keavis; ren
ters, Cumile and Lucile Leydn
Like the girls team, there lias
been necessary changes in the line
up of the boys team and though
some of the boys did not play us
good a game ns usual, there was no
fault to find, Our boys lagged in the
first half, then they got their tem
per up in the second and really made
There was little scrapping and for
the most part the games were peace
able and good naturod. Humboldt
seemed to he a little pul out, over
the result. but they have the
chance to put it to our bunch—if they
can. but we are for the Falls City
hoys and girls, and we think it will
keep any team humping to beat them
Here's hoping for continued success.
The boys’ team is made up of the fol
Hoys' team forwards, Frank Kuu
aly and David Keavis; guards. Amos
Yoder and Charles Mosena; center.
DIED AT STELLA.
James Carr, Aged Eighty-three Years,
Succumbed to Bright's Disease.
Special from Stella.
James Carr, aged eighty-three years
died Wednesday morning, October 27,
1909, at the home of his niece, Mrs.
Lucy Weaver, in Stella, after an
illness of eight weeks. ’ lie had been
a sufferer from Bright's disease for
years but had been able to be around
and do little chores until the last
two months, when gangrene set In
and caused Itis death.
He was one of the “Boys in Blue”
in the sixties, having enlisted and]
served four years in the 14th Iowa
Infantry. Ilis home for a long time
bad been at lloisington. Knns., but
last I1 ebruary hi t aim. to Stella to
make his home witli his niece. IBs
wife died at lloisington in 18KS and
liis remains were taken back to his
old home for interment by her side.
The Cooking Exhibition at J. C.
Tanner’s is Attracting Attention.
.1 C. Tanner has had a cooking ex
hibition In operation at his store
this week, advertising the merits of
the Majestic range. Tuesday after
noon the demonstrator mixed up a
huge sponge cake and baked it in a
Majestic oven. When the cake was
baked a huge plank was laid upon tho
cake and ten or a dozen men stood
upon it. After the plank was remov
ed the cake, after being "crushed to
earth rose' again" and the visitors at
the store partook of the same and pro
nounced it “good."
Jake has sold a great number of
these stoves this week and says that
many more are contemplating the
purchase of one.
For all kinds of sewing and dress
making see or call on Sarah K. Her
! haugh, on Fulton Steet. between 13th
1 and 14th. 43-3t.
WEDDING IN HIGH SOCIETY.
Prominent Young People of Pumpkie
A swell wedding occurred last
Saturday evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. George Sehmelzel, whea
Miss Tallin Candle and Jack
O’l.antern were united in marriage !•
the presence of a great many friends
The ceremony was performed by
the Right Rev. Bishop Pumpkin Vino
and the solemn and impressive ring
service WttS used.
The wedding march "as played by
Ida I.oueks, as the bridal party en
tered the parlor, taking their places
in a huge bower made of autumn
leaves and vines, and lighted by
jack o'lanterns. The groom was at
tended by Maynlx Sehmelzel, while
Cay l.oucks as flower girl and Gen
evieve Fellers as page attended the
bride, who looked beautiful In a
handsome white gown of the princess
design en train. The groom and besl
man were In full dress.
After congratulations were extend
ed an elegant wedding supper was
served in two courses. The dining
room was very attractively decorat
ed with vines, autumn leaves and
Mrs. Sehmelzel was assited in en
teriaining by Mrs W. II Sehmelzel
and Mrs.M. I.. Wilson.
A NEW CHOPHOUSE.
Shilling Brothers Have Opened Up
Neat Quarters Under Sowles.
Shilling It rot here have painted and
papered the basement under Sowles’
store and opened up a new chop
house. They are serving regular
meals and short orders. The place
looks nice and clean and they have
plenty of room.
The semi-annual love feast was cel
ebrated at the firethern church in
this city last Sunday night and a
large congregation attended. This
will possibly be the last, communion
Rev. Teeter will administer as pastor
of this church, as lie leaves about.
December 1st for Elkhart, Ind. Spec
ial music was prepared under Dr.
Mather’s direction. The ceremony of
the foot washing which Is u part of
the communion service was celebrat.
ed also. There were several visitors
present, from neighboring churches.
Hargrave’s New Sign.
Parties coming from the postoffice
cannot help seeing tlx- new Har
grave sign on the front of tiis store
building. Sign-writer Jake Heed
placed the word “Hargrave” in large
attractive letters -an exact reproduc
lion of the signature used by Mr.
Hargrave in his newspaper advertts
ing, on private stationery and wrap
Father Sullivan Here.
For three days, beginning last.
Saturday, Father Sullivan of Omaha
held mission services here at the
Catholic church for Father Bex.
Large congregations assembled are!
the services were instructive and
interesting. Tire convent day school
was dismissed that the children
might, attend the services.
Morris Joy was operated upon last
Monday at the home of Ins sister,
Mrs. Dick Jones for an abcess of
the lung. It was supposed he was
a victim of consumption, but now he
is better and seems to be doing
From C. A. Mastin.
The Tribune tills week received a
communication from Rev. C. A. Mas
tin. former minister of the Methodist
church here, but now at Seward,
Neb. He says that he is very happy
and comfortably located in his new
Sunday is Endeavor Day at the
Christian church, to be presided over
by F. Ellsworth Day, state superin
tcndent. An interesting program has
been prepared and the day promises
to be one of much interest among
A cordial invitation is extended to
the public generally to attend
It’ll Be a Hummer.
The Tribune will come out with a
j huge Christmas edition again this
year. We have made arrangements
for a specially designed colored cov
er to celebrate that great event.
Mon will be told of it later
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