The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, November 12, 1909, Image 1
The Falls City Tribune Vol. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1909. Number 45 THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO CIETY EDITOR Viivrus Kinds of Entertainment by ndividuals. Lodges. Clubs. Churches. Etc. ■ of the jolliest parties of the v* • was given by Mrs. I. C. Maust Thursday evening for her Sun i" School class. The young men 1;. 'orward to these gatherings with l st pleasure and are never dis ai nted in their expectations. Thurs day -veiling a number of interesting _ -ing contests were prepared as w- is other games. Lovely refresh m > were served at ten-thirty. Mrs. \L. .'st's class of boys is the largest in ' -■ Christian church of this state, ouif.Je the college, and they all take pr ‘ in this fact and are very much itr. -■ -sted in their work. ery enjoyable whist party was gi. by Mrs. John A. Crook last Tl ' 'day afternoon, at which twenty i ladies were entertained. The sc i • cards were quite a novel idea, be;; g in the form of jack o'ianterns, th yes marking the table and coup le .. I the teeth the number of games. St v i games were played and Mrs. I;. Dittmar was awarded the prize, a r - ling silver spoon, for the most ga.j.-s and Mrs. .1. S. Lord was given th (insolation prize, a minature deck of ids. Lov'ely refreshments in t!: ■ courses were served. Miss Kam s- ml Miss Lord assisting Mrs. Ci i T in serving and entertaining. Th . fteruoon was very delightful and an "g the out of town guests were M r Himes and Mrs. Gilligan. Fred Brecht entertained quite a 1. '.e party of ladies last Friday af: oon at an Inquiry party, cora plin.* ntary to Mrs. Varner of Beloit, Kar.-as. The ladies were given she-is of paper upon which to write a c; -stion. These questions were rear hy Mrs. Chas. Hargrave and ranr d in importance and magnitude forr. 'when was the first mouse tra< patented?" to "how many cart rid!- s has Roosevelt exploded in Af rit. ' One can well imagine the am us< . .lit and discussion the questions an,, • plies would make and this form of itertainment filled most of the aft- ;oon. Elegant refreshments wtr served at five o’clock. Mrs. l-iar- rave and Mrs. Chas. Davis as sis’ : Mrs. Brecht in entertaining. s. Fred Brecht gave the last of a r its of parties last Saturday af ter! on. The time was spent playing whi-' until ,five o’clock. Six tables wrrt placed for the game and some games were played with unusual interest. Lovely refreshments were served at five o'clock, Misses Lucile Mettz and Helen Resterer assisting the hostess. The party was given in honor of Mrs. Varner of Beloit, Kansas. M ss Carrie Slocum gave a lovely bridge luncheon last Fiday for six teen lady friends. Luncheon was serv-d at one o’clock. The tables held a howl of La France roses and to each of the hand painted place cards was fastened one of the beau tifr.] rose Fivp courses wert*. served and were faultless in detail. Bridge whist was enjoyed after the luncheon hour until five o’clock. The interest in the game was marked and many high scores in points and games were made. Miss Slocum is a charming hostess and made this occasion a decided pleasure for her friends. Th- chicken pie social given by the I ladies was a decided success. Almost ' $40 was realized from tin* supper. Th- first of a series of parties to be given by Mrs. Charles Hargrave occurred Tuesday afternoon. Whist was played, nine tables being placed for the game. Six games were play ed and the honors in point of games ■ were very evenly divided. At five o’clock lovely refreshments were i served. The house was very pret- j tily decorated with ferns and cut, flowers in each room. There was | the air of pleasure and sociability | over all. making the afternoon one of the social successes of the week. Mrs. Varner of Beloit, Kas., was pres ent and with Mrs. Brecht assisted Mrs. Hargrave in entertaining, as did Katherine Stewart of Okomulgee. Mi-s Sarah Hutchins entertained Kaff'e Klatch and a few invited friends Tuesday afternoon with a bridge party, complimentary to Miss Slocum. 12 ladies were present. The score cards were pen and ink sketches, of which one-half showed a bride with flowing veil and the other half a baker. The play ended at five o'clock and the honors in points fell to Miss Slocum. She was presented with a boquet of chrysan themums. Lovely refreshments were served by Miss Hutchins and her sister, Miss Ethel, in two courses. The afternoon was in every way a most enjoyable one. Mrs. Norman Musselman entertain ed the 1,. H. T. club and a few of the visiting ladies last Wednesday af ternoon witli a kensington. There was more visiting and social good time than fancy work and the time seemed to pass all too quickly. At six o'clock dinner was served in four courses at small tables and was a triumph in culinary art. The ladies present passed a delightful afternoon. Airs. F. S. Wood entertained last Friday evening for the teachers who did not go to Lincoln for the insti tute. Some’r’set was the amusement of the evening and three tallies were placed for the game. After several very interesting rounds had been played dainty refreshments were served. Those present passed a v ery pleasant evening. Mrs. H. M. Steidly was very pleas antly entertained last Tuesday even ing by her former Sunday School class, at the home of Air. and Airs, .lake Bloom. The girls planned the party as a farewrell to a teacher of whom they were very fond. Games were played and at 8:30 refreshments were served. At 0:00 farewells were spoken, each wishing a pleasant jour ney home and happiness in abundance in the future. A number of members of the Friends in Council, and a few young lady friends, went to the home of Francis Shaffer last Tuesday evening to surprise his daughter, Mrs. II. M. Steidly, who was leaving Wednesday for her home in Ft. Collins. Col., Airs. Steidly attended another party until nine o'clock and when she wont home she found a score of masked intruders, in all kinds of fancy cos tumes, in possession of the house. After she had guessed all the names (lie masks were removed and games and music indulged in. The visitors took with them pop-corn, nuts and apples, which were enjoyed during the evening. The evening was a mer ry one and those present enjoyed a very pleasant evening. Miss Kate Heacock entertained a merry party of six young ladies last Friday evening for Miss Carrie Slo cum. The evening was spent playing bridge. The young ladies spent the night and it goes without saying that there was little sleep in store for any of those present. A delicious break fast was announced at nine o'clock. During the morning bridge was play ed and other amusements were in dulged in. V _ The neighbors of Mrs. A. K. Hill went to her home Monday evening, all masked and in fancy costumes, and gave her a jolly surprise. She was ecpial to the occasion and soon had tne amusements moving merrily along. The ladies had taken light refreshments with them which were enjoyed by all. It was surely a jolly crowd pnd the character representa tions were good. There were about twenty present and all enjoyed a fine time. Trousdale Known Here. Boyd Trousdale, who played the “Man On the Box" here last Saturday night, is well known to many Salem people who came down for the show. He lived there a year with an aunt. He was also known to many Kails City people, among them Mr. and Mrs Robert Rule. Band to Re-organize? It is reported that the Palls City band has been re-organized and will be under the leadership of Mark Will iamson. We hope it is true, for it does not look right for such a town as Falls City to lie without a good band. Campfire. ^Hoys of tlu- Baptist Boys' Brigade: j Come to the Baptist church at six o'clock Friday night prepared for a glorious time. We start promptly at six and 'inarch to the camp ground. Bring potatoes, weiners. etc,, to cook. ONE MOTHER SPEAKS OUT PLEASED WITH TRIBUNES AT TITUDE ON GAMBLING An Unlawful Custom that Seemed Well Protected By the Law Enforcers Heretofore A MOTHER SPEAKS OUT. Pleased With The Tribune’s Attitude Toward Existing Evil. To The Tribune: Having sons an daughters of my own, who are just at tiie threshold of manhood and wo manhood, I was naturally interested in what The Tribune had to say last week of tin* gamblers and other threatened evils. Why should we harbor these things? They are unlawful and of no benefit to a community, and it is the duty of every mother and wife to ex ert her influence for their removal. I thank you, for one, from the hot tom of my heart for sounding the alarm, and from now on 1 propose to raise m.v voice in opposlton to those evils, realizing that my sons, as well as my neighbors' sons, may fall victims to an outlawed custom that seemingly has been well protected by the law. A MOTHER. THE LID IS ON. And Chief of Police Marts Intends to Spike It Down. The lid is on the gambling houses are flowed, and Chief of Police Marts is seeing to it that the lid stays on. It is said that seven rooms are now dark tnese November nights, that for months have been brilliantly lighted and filled with men seeking to ro'j each other at the gaming tallies. The click of the chips will be heard no more, and that element that lived without work, thui fattened off his fellow man's misfortune, will now have to go to work and earn an honest living. Lights out, lid on. Go to work, boys; you'll he better off for the new order of tilings in the long run. A GOOD LECTURE. Attendance Was Not As Large As It Should Have Been. The attendance at the Hrethern church last Friday night to hear Al bert Edward Wiggam was not as large as it should have been, and speaking from a financial standpoint the ath letic association is no better off. Hut the lecture was fine indeed. It was a scholarly, masterful address on an interesting subject that left its impression on all that heard him. Those who failed to hear him missed something well worth hearing. The Man On the Box. One of the best attractions Man ager .'ohn Gehling has ever served his patrons, was the bill of Satur day night—“The Man On the Box." While the plot of the play is of no great depth or brilliancy, yet it was < lean and entertaining, interspersed ■'Uh touches of real humor and pa Mios—just enough to please, not to 'ire or nauseate. ‘The Man On the Box” in the ‘lsrids of a company of mediocre at tainment, would be dull and uninter esting, but in the hands of the almost all star cast that presented it here, it was most satisfying, and Manager Ch illing is to be congratulated in se curing such a stellar attraction. Theatre goers here will long re member the play of Saturday night, and the competent, polished acting of those presenting the same. Halloween Prank Case Dismissed. George Ocainb was up from Kulo Friday to see about his case against the marauders who emptied his oil tanks and destroyed his salt on Hal loween night. This was all that was destroyed, but the damage was about $75.00. Most of the boys settled with Mr. Ocamb and when the case came tip Monday it was dismissed. Lost. Taken from the vestibule of hte Baptist church a green silk umbrella with handle of natural cherry; small silver mounting on side; on top a silver plate with name, Lilian Banks. Reward for information lead ing to recovery. Sold Eighteen Majesties. .1. Tanner sold eighteen of those Majestic ranges last week, during the cooking exhibit. NEWS FROM THE WILSONS. The Prairie Fire Cost Them Their Barn and Hay. The friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson were deeply concerned last week when the papers contained ar ticles on the prairie fires in their neighborhood and numbered them among the ones burned out. A letter from them states that they had warn ing in time to escape and make some preparations also for saving their house. This was done by throwing water upon it. They then took their horse and bug y and the cow and started for plow ed ground. The cow was cut loose because she would not lead and was found next day about three miles fron home. Their barn and hay were burned, but were insured The house was not damaged. Their neighbors, just across the creek, tarried too long and were badly, perhaps fatally, burned First Presbyterian Church. The necessity of holding flic pub lii services Inr religious worship in the Electric theater has not seemed to militate against either the attend ance or deep interest the people have in the work of the church. Last Sabbath was a really good day m all respects, notwithstanding the unfavorable weather. A rich and full day is planned for next Sabbath, and the general public will certainly enjoy the good things provided In the morning the pastor will preach, and the anthem,“Oh, Give Thanks,' will be sung by the choir, while Miss Craig will sing a special solo. In the evening a full musical pro gram will he presented by the choir. The story of Elias Power will be read by Aliss Grinstead. and the story will be illustrated by musical numbers con sisting of solos, duets, choruses and old time hymns. The seats are always free, and a most hearty greeting awaits all comers Come early and avoid the rush. 11. COOPER HAILEY, Pastor. Ankrom Special from Barada. Melissa Alice Sailors was born in Indiana, May 3, ISO.",, and died at her home near Barada. Neb., November 7, 1909. She was married on January .13, 1883 to Robert Ankrom. To this union nine children were born, six of whom survive her. Mrs. Ankrom was stricken with paralysis about three months ago. It was thought then she could not re cover, but she did regain her physical powers in so much that great hope was entertained for her recovery. She was in Barada on Saturday but that night was stricken down. She was a woman who was called “friend” by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss a hus band, six children and an aged father and mother, together with several brothers and sisters and a tiost of friends. The funeral was conducted from the home ami the body laid to rest in Harris cemetery. We extend sympathy to the sorrowing relatives. Barada Couple Married. Special from Barada. Mr. Walter Morehead and Miss Katie Prosser gave ttieir friends a surprise by slipping away on Thurs day, Nov. 4, in their automobile to Rockport, Mo., and being quietly mar ried. The news beat them home, how ever, and they were given a royal welcome when they returned. This estimable young couple have grown to manhood and womanhood in our midst and their friends are many. We had hoped to still keep them with us but. their plans were otherwise. They went on Saturday to their new home in Brown county, Kas., where the groom has a fine farm. A host of good wishes and congratulations fol low them. Infant Died at Stella. Special from Stella. The two month’s old son of Mr. and Mrs. Zura Armstrong died Thursday evening, Nov. 4th, after an illness of about two weeks, caused by in digestion. He was an only child and the death seems more sad, as these parents were called upon to part, with a little son of about the same age a year ogo last Fourth of .July. The | funeral was held at the home north of town Saturday afternoon and the' remains brought to Stella cemetery for burial. The entire community sympathizes with these parents in this! their second sad bereavement. SUICIDE FOLLOWS MURDER CLARK INKS SHOOTS HIS WIFE WITH RIFLE Taks His Own Life Had Been Liv ing Apart Crime Witnessed By Youthful Son The news of a shocking murder, fol lowed by the suicide af the murderer, which occurred on the Hanker farm, a mile southeast of Salem, reached this city early Tuesday afternoon. A month ago (Mark Inks and his wife Quarreled and since that time lie lias been living witli his sons on an other farm southwest of Salem. This was one of many family dif ficulties, and since their separation Inks had been constantly trying to get possession of Ills youngest son, a boy about twelve years of age. Sev eral times lie bus gone to the school house after him and finally the mothe kept tin' boy at home. In ti lling the story of the shooting in the authorities the hoy says lie and his mother saw the father cumin about one o'clock Tuesday and ran into Hie bedroom, locking the door. When Inks found the door locked in got the axe and broke it down. Mrs. Inks seen him with the rifle and tried in her desperation to get it away from iiiin t The house showed evi dence of a terrible struggle). Inks broke away from her and fired, the ball entering her right arm. She ran out of the house and started across a field. Inks overtook her a short distance from the house, put the rifle barrel between her shoulders and fired. When she fell, dead, lie re turned to the house. The hoy. who had seen the shoot ing, tried to hide when he saw the father coming, fearing he would shoot him. Inks found his boy in the rear of tlie house and gave him $:!t> pen sion money lie had drawn that day, saying. "Here, you can keep this.” lie then walked to the front yard and sent a bullet through his own head with tlie same rifle lie had JtiHt killed his wife. Mr. Goolsby, passing by, saw Inks chasing liis wife and saw him shoot her, but before he could reach the house to try to prevent it the man had killed himself. Inks was a man about sixty years of age and his wife about forty-eight, lie married her when she was but fourteen and they have married child ren. There had been trouble of more of less serious nature several times before. Coroner Iteneker and Sheriff Ken ton were notified and went to the Inks home at once The inquest was speedily terminated, as the boy's story was corroborated in the essen tial points by Mr. Goolsby, and the family difficulties proven by several parties. The verdict was to the effect that Mary Inks came to her death by a shot fired by her husband, Clark Inks who afterward shot himself. Don’t Keep Them Away. The poorest policy and the worst economy is to keep the children out of school. Kvery day lost has Its manifold effort; the knowledge gain ed on that day is missed, pupil is thrown behind, becomes discouraged, lias a bad effect on the elass and the very habit Is to be avoided. To make our schools eminently success ful there should be tin* co-operation of teachers, scholars and parents The first two we have. Will the par ents now do their duty. Basket Ball. The Auburn basket ball boys will come down Saturday to try hard to defeat the Falls City boys. They are coming witli “blood jn their eyes." too, because the business men of Au burn have told them that should they win the game from Fails City they were entitled to a purse ot' $00 which they (the business men) had for them. It’ll be a dandy game. You should attend. Admission, 15c and 23c. A New Doctor Here. Doctor Chester A. Brink of Denver, Colo., has located in our midst, hav ing already opened up nice offices in the State Bank building—the room formerly occupied by Dr. Woolfe. The doctor comes to our city well recommended and we predict for hint a good practice. Police Court •Ituige Spragins fined A L. Lough $10 for letting his thirst get the bet ter of his judgment Wednesday. IN POLICE COURT. A "Scalper” With His Butcher Knifa —A Plain "Drunk." There was a gay one out Saturday night, Ernest Baldwin by name, who had drank too much of something a little stronger than city water an i who got tlie idea that he could scalp the town. But, about the first per son, however, his butcher knife came in contact with was Night-watch Cam lln, who showed him tin* mysteries of the cooler. He was taken before .fudge Sprngins Monday and wan given six days in Jail to brood over Ids wayward conduct. Anotherone, answering to the name of W. M. Miller, locked up Saturday, was only a plain drunk, and when asked to help tin* school fund along ho did so at once and was sent on ills way rejoicing. WENT ON MAN HUNT. Sheriff Fenton and Chief of Polico Marts Captured a "Bad” One A fellow by the name of J. F. Mllllkon held up n liiaii over In Holt county. Mo., last Saturday and got what money and valuables he had, then struck out for this county. A message wits sent to sheriff Fenton that, the fellow would likely cross the river near Arago, which he did. He was An ugly looking duck and took steps u( once to let the people know he wouldn’t be fooled with by dis playing a brace of pistols and mak. Ing a huge noise with them. He struck out across country for llulo. About eight o'clock Sunday morning Fenton got an auto and, taking Deputy McFarland and Chief of Police Marts with him, started for Arago. When they heard the character of their tnuii they took a few men from Arago and started to trail the fellow. They got him about a mile north of llulo with little trouble and brought him to the county Jail. A deputy sheriff from llolt county arrived Monday and took the prisoner back. lie U generally considered a “had man’’ and has given several counties a taste of trouble. -- ■■ --- ■ - --—- . u » Shoplifters at Humboldt. Special from Humboldt. Shoplifters, by skillful maneuvering helped themselves quite freely to goods in the clothing department of the business houses of the Famous and Shirley & Buerstetta’s Saturday evening. After securing the articles the guilty parties, two well-dressed strangers who tiad arrived in the city during the afternoon, endeavored to dispose of their plunder to residents at such ridiculously jow figures that suspicion was aroused and inquiry made Upon examination it wat found that overcoats, suits and under wear were missing from the above named stores. The "gentlemen” were placed under arrest and ou Monday morning were taken to Falls City to await trial. Both men plead guilty and were sentenced to the county jail for 80 days. Man Whipped His Wife Tiie people living in the vicinity of tiie Christian church had their peaceful slumbers broken about 11:30 Monday night by cries for help. A man by the name of John Walker •vas "tying hi* wife a whlpplne lie cause, lie said, she would not stay away from a certain house. He had been drinking, and some say that tiie woman was in error,too. The woman left early In the morn ing for tiie home of her parents at Reserve, Kus., tints the case was not taken into court and the public was relieved of the task of listening to a lot of their “family troubles.” Giannini to Carry the Mail. M. Giannini has been awarded the contract for carrying the mail to and from tlie stations for the next year, at a salary of $900. his bid being the lowest, received. This will likely meet with general approval on the part of the public, for when the mails are carried by parties who make all the trains regu larly witli passengers, the hour of taking the mail from the .postoffice and too it seems more convenient for tin- public, than win n it is all gathered up one hour and brought back the same way. Fifty Autos In Town. Fifty automobiles from out of town were handled at the two garages last Saturday night. Several others were left on the side streets close to the operrv. house.