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The Falls City Tribune
VohVl FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2d, IM09. Number 47
11 WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
A£ TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges. Clubs.
• s. W. H. Keeling entertained
rv aty ladies Friday afternoon at a
la i-ingtou. Beside needle-work,sev
en ' interesting games and music
d to pass a very pleasant after
niui'i. Mrs. Keeling was assisted by
(a daughter, Mrs. Bert Coleman, in
se mg dainty refreshments at five
o'! lock, in every way the afternoon
v : most enjoyable.
s. James Powell gave the second
< series of parties last Thursday
afv .‘noon at which about forty ladies
v ■ •> entertained. One of the inter
> • g amusements was answering,
v.v t lie name of a business firm of
t:.city, a rhyme in which his name
v - described. The verses were very
< g lial and witty. It was very in
i ' sting and afforded tnucli fun and
1 -liter. The ladies were then giv
< • ieces of drawing paper with a
v.-( i.an's figure, minus the head, cut
t'r a fasliion sheet. A name was
w ’An upon each and each lady was
te raw a head on the figure repo
s' • tig the lady whose name was writ
t ipon lier card. Few amusements
co. I liave been planned to have cre
at* , more fun.- Altogether the after
no- was a very jolly one. At five
o'i ick an elegant supper was serv
ed 1 which Mrs. Powell whs assist
ed y Mrs. John Powell, Mrs. Robert.
Rt , Misses Lela Powell. Maude Dav
is. Louise and Nellie Rule, Edna De
tv I and Hill Houston.
' . and Mrs. W. H. Keeling en
ter, ,ined a number of ladies and gen
tlemen last Friday evening with
whist. Guests for” six tables were
present and an evening of unalloyed
pleasure was enjoyed with this ever
po; :Iar game. Eight games were
pit ••ii. the honors falling to Miss
Mu Maddox for the highest score.
Ni< refreshments were served in two
cos. ses at eleven o'clock, ilrs. Keel
ing was assisted in entertaining by
Mrs Bert Coleman, Mrs. I. C, Maust.,
an Miss Alice Keeling.
si Monday evening Mrs. Will Jul
ian and Mrs. Day of Long Beach,Cal.,
Mrs Robert Cain of Stella and / Mrs.
Foster of Humboldt gave a reeital in
tin Christian church at Humboldt for
the benefit of the church of that city.
Th success of their recitals at Falls
Cit; and Stella was well known and
tin hurch could not accommodate all
who assembled for the program,which
was similar to the one given here.
The efforts of these ladies in behalf
of their church is surely appreciated
as it should be, and that they are
truly talented is a fact well known
over tlie county. They are, indeed,
well worth hearing.
ss Whittimore, eighth grade
teacher at the high school, was given
a jolly surprise last Friday night by
a number of her pupils. The girls
prepared refreshments, consisting of
candles, nuts and fruit. The evening
was spent telling stories,guessing < on
numdrunm and with singing class
songs. It was a thoroughly enjoyable
occasion and at a late hour they de
parted for their homes, feeling that
the surprise had been in every way
an enjoyable one.
The Royal Neighbors gave a tin
shower on Tuesday evening for Miss
Mary Sinclair at the home of her
aunt. Mrs. John Hossack. The affair
was a surprise for the bride-to-be,and
the evening proved to be a very en
joyable one. At ten o’cloc k light i
refreshments were served by the;
ladies of the order.
The members of St. Thomas parish
assembled at the rectory Tuesday
evening with well filled baskets to
show to the rector and his family
flic high esteem in which they are j
held in the parish. The surprise wa
complete and the contents of the
baskets and parcels added material
ly, not only to the big Thanksgiving
dinner, but for several to follow.
Mr. and Mrs R. A. Dlttmar enter
tained a few friends informally for
their brother-in-law, Mr.Davis. Whist
was enjoyed until a late hour, when
the- hostess served refreshments.
Refreshments were served and a
tained a number of friends last
Tuesday evening at a som’erset
party. Seven tal)les were played and
Miss May Maddox and Charles Davis
won all of the eight games played,
while Dr. Mathers proved the most
! unlucky. Refreshments were served
j in two courses at a late hour.
The members of the W. R. C. gave
a delightful kenslngton at the G. A.
K. hall Tuesday afternoon for Mrs.
Sue V. Windle. who is visiting here
from Oklahoma. For several years
she was an active member or the
local order and it was a great pleas
ure for the ladies to meet and visit
with Mrs. Windle during that after
noon. Refreshments were served at
The Daughters of Isabella are
giving a large dance at their hall
this evening, for which two hundred
inv'tations have been- issued.
The Epworth League gave an en
joyable social at the ■ home of Miss
Edna Spencer Tuesday evening,which
was well attended. A weighing con
test occupied considerable time, hut
the ‘‘indoors field meet” kept the
crowd in a constant roar of laughter.
Mr. and Mrs. John Crook enter
goodly sum realized.
KEEP YOUR TOWN ALIVE.
Every individual Has His or Her Du
ty to Perform.
A town is very much like an indiv
idual. To be flourishing, it must have
energy and enterprise. The people in
a town should remember that the in
dividual prosperity depends to a large
extent upon the character of the plac.
in which their business is located.
Every pubic mleasure should be lib
erally supported by all, especially the
business men. At the present day
there is as much competition between
towns as there is among persons and
business enterprises. A man seeking
a location will invariably select a
town that is up to the times, and is
eagerly in favor of every modern
improvement. A town in these mod
ern times can't afford to be peopled
with old fogies or antediluvian fos
sils who are continually kicking at
every enterprise. To make a flour
ishing town you must, believe In its
future and work for it. encouraging
every improvement. Make a special
effort to exhibit some evidence of
improvement in your own work and
character. Help every worthy man.
help every worthy enterprise, and
encourage every good man to locate
in your town.
Get Into the Harness.
Every town has its advantages and
should make the most of them. Every
town is fitted for some one enter
prise more than another, and as soon
as it is ascertained what would be
most conducive to the growth and
prosperity of the place the citizens
should take hold of the matter and
push it for all it’s worth. The news
paper with the helj) of the wide
awake men make a wide difference
in a town. Every man who succeeds
in a town is a help to it. The more
money he makes if he spends it, the
better for the community. The larger
business he builds up, the more j
attention is called to the town. A !
man cannot build tip an honorable I
business in a town without helping,
it. A town can’t build up without help-]
ing the country. The interest of one |
is the interest of all.
Let Us Alone, Man.
Kalla City will vote on the issue ol';
Missouri Pacific division bonds, IV
comber l,r>. The people down there]
are sore because a runior has been
started that the cement and brick
round house is to be constructed of
cheap lumber.—Auburn Republican.
The Shakespeare club met on Fri
day, November 19th. An interesting
lesson was conducted by Mrs. Holland
The next meeting will be held Dec
ember at the home of Airs. C. F.
Reavis in place of the club rooms.—
Mrs. Hargrave, Secretary-pro tern.
How About It, Judge?
A gambling house was raided in
Falls City last week and the gamblers
caught in the meshes of (he law were
! fined a nominal sum, merely enough
to amount to a license.- Auburn Re
Missionary From Burma.
Next Sunday morning Rev. Dye, a
returned missionary from Burma, will
preach at the Baptist church. Don’t
miss hearing him. Everyone is invit
ed to come. Rev. G. F. Reichel.
VICTORY FOR FALLS CITY
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HUMBLE
Our Girls Also Victorious Clearly
Outclass Sabctha Novices
Local Teams Excel
Our high school boys' Im skat ball
team played a game with the lli wa'
club o£ Hiawatha last Saturday, re ,
suiting in a victory for our boys toy|
l a score 01 Mi to It.
At the first bat-off Herman, the,
Hi-wa center, got the ball, but becalm j
of Jack of team work they soon lost
it to Falls City who by some rapid
I passing and < xcollent team won.
soon scored from the field.
The game was really too one-sided
to in1 interesting so that the crowd
found their enjoyment in attempting
to roast tin referee and the Falls City
players. All was peai able, however,
and both really enjoyed the fun.
After the first hat-off Gilllgaii gol
the ball i very time and many time
the signals worked so perfectly that
our boys made storey without Hi
wa having even touched the ball'.
The lli-wa's showed good materia!
bin looked praelice. One thing they
did win, though, and that was the
good will of the Falls City crowd.
In the afternoon both our learns,the
girls In ing on their way io Sabetha,
were entertained at the < lub rooms
in a very pleasing manner, and both
our girls and boys are hearty in
their praise of the hospitality and!
courteous treatment accorded by the1
members of the Hi-wa club.
Falls City hopes to play them a|
return game in the near future and |
show them a good time in return.
Game at Sabetha.
The girls' basket ball team went tr* |
Sabetha Saturday and defeated the
jTHE COUNTY'S MORTALITY
DEATHS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF
Death of Loving Wife and Mother
Death of Mrs. Ritter at
Shubert November 19
Mrs. Janies Hurt.
Mrs. .Tames Hurt, after being sick;
for tome time, and very low for about
Hove weeks, died lit her home Mon
day evening at 7:20 o’clock
The funeral services were held at
t!ie home Tuesday afternoon at three
o'clock. Itev. (i. 11. lleiehel con
ducted the services, ami Mrs. Iteichcl
and Mrs. <’ II. Marion sang two
ducts. Tito remains were taken to
Miss Nellie Fitzgerald was born
February ", 1S7S, in Perelval. Iowa,
and was one of ten children. Site j
'.villi her parents in 18N!» lyaved to
(\ iorado, in 1SIH to Mound City, Mo.,
mid in 1 SitO to Falls City.
On I ’<■ ember 1 !)tli. 1897, .‘ In' was
united in marriage in Falls ('ill to
■lames >I'irt of Mound City. There
were horn to this union two children,
a l>oy and a girl. Mrs. Hurt united
■ai111 the Catholic church in her early
years, but later attended tli• ■ Baptist
eliurch when she was able, and al
ways sent her children to I lie Bap
tist Sunday school. She was
thoroughly resigned and expressed In r
faith in Christ and gave herself over
to his keeping. She leaves to mourn
her loss her husband, 1 i111-- Alma,
nine years old, little Alfred, six
years old, also three sisters and
three brothers, of which Hob Fitzger
ald. was the only one present
Site was a loving wife and mother
OUR HOLIDAY EDITION
The Tribune’s holiday edition will make its appearance,
in a beautiful colored cover, on Thursday, December 16th.
From the standpoint of both reader and advertiser the
date has been perfectly chosen—the advertisements contained
therein will have ten days to do their duty, and the readei
will peruse the pages carefully because everything in it will be
in accord with $he season, and the Christmas spirit will be
at its highest point.
team at that place by a score of 33
to 13. While our girls clearly out
classed the Sabetha team, they were
required to observe rules not in force
in the athletic association in this dis
trict. Nevertheless, they were equal
to the occasion and brought home
more scalps to add to their already
long list of victims. Florence l'arch-1
en and Lucile Leyda made a good
share of the points for Falls City, al
though all the girls played an all
round good game, we have one tiling
to he thankful for today and that is
our good basket ball teams.
CROSS COUNTRY RUN.
Sterling Falloon First and Amos Yod
er a Close Second.
The cross-country run was “shot”
off at 10 o'clock sharp today (Thurs
day) with a hunch of eight young
athletes in proper attire.
The distance run was a fraction
less than five miles and was majjc
in 271/j minutes.
Sterling Falloon finished twenty
feet ahead of Amos Yoder and Chas.
Moscna was about four minutes be
Here is a list of” the runners as
Louis Foltz and Lester Jones walk
ed into town.
Considering the conditions of the
roads, the time is considered last by
New General Delivery Window.
The postoffice treated its customers
• o a new general delivery window
i his week. The accommodating gen
eral delivery clerks, Claude Roe and
Miss Ethel Fecht, will now be able
si •< out without getting on their
knees to do so. Its a great Improve
ment over the old one.
with more ambition and zeal than
Died at His Home in Verdon.
Special from Verdon.
Death came as a relief to Abe Luni
Thursday, November 18th, after an
illness of several weeks. He was
born in'New York, November 16, 1827
and was eighty-two years and twelve
days old. Mr. hum was at one time
| a business man here, but moved from
here to Missouri several years ago
j and remained there until (wo years
ago when his health began to fail.
| lie leaves to mourn bis death a wife
! and one son, Mont, and, one brother,
I George Lum of this place. Funeral
services were conducted from the
Christian church and the remains lak
er* to tie* Verilnn centeterv for burial
Death at Shubert.
Special from Shubert.
Mrs. Ritter was born in Lexinton,
Ky., in 1831 and died at her home in
Shubert, Neb., November 19, 1909,
at the age of eighty-seven years.
Grandma Ritter, as she was known
by all, was a woman of love, and
one that gained for herself respect
of all who knew her. She lias been
a widow for several years, but made
her'home with her son at this place.
She leaves three sons and three dau
ghters and a host of friends to mourn
her death. The remains were laid
to rest in the Prairie Union cemet
His Farewell Service.
1/ Rev. R. R. Teeter, who has been fill
ing lecture engagements in Iowa sine
November 8th, lias returned and is
packing his household goods prepar
atory to removing to Nappanee, Ind.
Rev. Teeter is serving his fourth
year as pastor of the lirethern-church
in this city and will bring his work to
a close next Sunday. Morning and
evening services will be held, the
evening service being his farewell.
i Rev. Teeter has born a leader in alF
I the forward movements of Falls City
I during bis residence here and will
be greatly missed.
'MARRIED WEDNESDAY MORNING
A Very Pretty Wedding at St. Fran
cis Catholic Church.
At St. Francis Catholic Church on j
Wednesday morning, occurred, with
ii beautiful ceremony, the marriage!
of Paul S. Shulenberg of this city
and Miss Mary Elizabeth Sinclair of
Preston, ltev. Jl Ilex officiating.
The church was decorated with j
cut flowers and potted plants for
The bride was gowned in a pearl
white, cut princess; wore veil and
carried a shower bouquet of bride's
’'In' bridesmaid, Miss Emma Grant,
was gowned in white and wore flow
i re in her hair. Tim groom was at
tended by John Casey.
\t one o'clock a company of rela
tives and friends were invited to
the new home of the bride and groom
south of town, where a wedding din
m r a vv aited them.
Tin bride is the oldest daughter of
Mr.and Mrs. .lames Sinclair of Pres
ton, and is well known to many Falls
City people. The groom. now a
oung farmer, living south of tills
<it. . has made this place his homo
since boyhood and lias a host of
Iriend' He is a son of Mrs. Han
Mr and Mrs. Shulenberg have (lie
best wishes of their many friends for
their future happiness.
HUMBOLDT COUPLE MARRIED
By Rev. Nanninga at the Evangelical
Mr. Luther Burrow and Miss Ethel
Schultz of Humboldt were married by
ltev. Nanninga at the parsonage on
Tuesday morning ai II o’clock.
The young people are among the
finest people in the west end and
The Tribune extends n hearty con
gratillation to them.
They left in ttm afternoon for St.
Louis to spend a short time.
Otto Porr and wife and Mrs. Laura
Campbell of Humboldt accompanied
them to Falls City, returning home
on the afternoon train. The bride is
a sister to Mrs. Porr.
HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE.
The Affirmative Succeeded in Win
ning the Contest.
The question, "Ketjolveil, that the
guarantee bank deposit law is a
good tiling for the state of Nebraska,"
was debated at the high school, Fri
day . Nov. lit.
Misses Helen (iagnon and Bessie
Wilson, affirmative, and Mr. Jeffrey
llorroelis and Miss Hath lleavis,
negative, constituted the debaters.
The affirmative won
Are You One of Them?
Did you ever think it? Suppose
every business man In the city took
as much interest In the upbuilding of
a city as the newspaper man. He
works for railroads, churches, good
streets, and a hundred and one other
things for the general good; he urges,
pleads, scolds, badgers and cavorts
around generally until he gets what
lie sets out for. Imagine his feelings,
then, when some lame,string-halted
kind of a fellow reproaches him lie
cause he don’t boom things enough,
and niife times out of ten that same
fellow has never paid one cent to
ward supporting the paper, and the
paper he reads with marked regular
ity is either borrowed from his neigh
bor or picked up from the counter in
the store’ at which he trades.
Mrs. Abbott’s Lecture.
Mrs. A. S. Abbott of Omaha was
in the city the latter part of last
week and gave a splendid lecture
at Wahl's hall on “What Women
Should Know .'’ The lecture was
poorly attended because of many
social affairs, hut those who missed
it missed a rare treat. Mrs. Abbott ;
will likely lecture here again in the
spring and she will lie given a large;
Musical and Reading.
The ladies of file Christian Church
will give an entertainment at their,
church in this city next Monday ev
ening. Nov. 28, at 7:?><». Mosdaines
Julian, Day and Gist are on tlxc pro
gram. which insures an evening prof
itahly spent, and will aid the ladies
in (ho churcli work. Do not fail to
BEWAILS THEIR DOWNFALL
AUBURNITE HAS UNNECESSARY
All Over a Game of Basket Ball
Claims of Unfairness Not
Substantiated By Facts
"It's hard enough to he pitted
against mu entire town, but when.
In addition, the referee and um
pire are against a team, it may as
well forfeit tin; game to start with
iiotl save the trouble of going
through the lurce of playing. And
that's exactly what happened to
the Auburn basket ball team when
they went up against Falls City
“The fact t low certain of the
business men of this city hud gum
untoed small individual amounts for
the* use of the A. H, S. athletic as
sociallou to fill! back on If it ran
out of funds before the year was
over, was misconstrued by our pug
tiaclotiH southern neighbor to mean
thill our boys were to be paid for
beating them. From that moment
the result of tile game was as cer
tain as the good old fact that water
runs down hill.
"Through met hods best known to
themselves, an umpire ami referee
were secured from Humboldt, one
having been u member of the Hum
boldt team which met defeat at
Auburn's hands some time ago.and
the other his brother. The ganc
was played in a building with a
gallery, the lights being placed un
dernoath, while the goal posts ex
tended above. This would be fair
enough, bad not Falls City practic
ed with this peculiar layout in
order to become adept in coudl
Hons which do not exist in any
other indoor field In the state.
"In spite of tiie protests against,
tlie decisions of the referee the
game proceeded. Between the hal
ves the referee received a talking
to from Bupt. Doremus of this city
on certain points of the game which
had been constantly and flagrant
ly violated. The referee’s idea of
an athletic contest can be gleaned
from a conversation which ensued
after the game, when, in speaking
to Mr. Doremus, lie said:
" ‘Well, 1 gave yon the long end
of it in the second half, anyway.’
‘‘‘Why did you do that?’ inquir
ed the superintendent
" 'Oh. to kind of even up th -i
"In athletics of the right sort a
play or foul Is either made or not
made, and if there is any ‘even
ing-up” to be done it is the players
themselves who have to do it. In
outlaw organizations, of course,
the referee is depended upon to
win the game. It Is rather doubt
ful if the other proposed games be
tween Auburn and Falls City will
be played. They certainly will not.
be unless the latter town agrees to
come somewhere within well-known
athletic rules during a contest."—
Auburn Herald Auburn Herald.
Mow, the facts concerning the game
are these: Auburn’s manager picked
the referee and if be was against,
them it was because he was too con
scientious to overlook their poor play
lug: the fact that Auburn's team was
to be given $t>n if they defeated
| Kails < uy was Owughl at-ic m «**
| vance of the game by oue of Auburn's
I former teachers; Falls City had not
played a game in doors this season,
while Auburn tins practiced that way
The following letter Irom the Au
burn manager is proof positive that
the referee ami umpire were not
"fixed"—unless Auburn "fixed" them:
"Auburn, Neb., Nov. 10, 1909.—
lean Cain, Dear Sir—I will put out
tin- bills and think I can get a little
c rowd to come down. Let Hist (of
liuinboldt)referee and get some one
else to umpire.—Martin Souders."
It is really foolish to give space to
the clipping above—it’s so silly. The
average reader will at once draw
the conclusion that it was inspired
by other than the real athletes them
selves—possibly Mr. 1). The mem
bers of Auburn’s basket, ball team
bear tio malice toward our boys and
are not a party to the feeling that, is
so evident in the above article, as
is evidenced bv a communication
from one of the boys up there which,
in part, says:
"I hope you fellows are not'sore’
at we boy^ We want you to come
up and give us a return game. We
feel alright about it. * * * *”
The reader can draw his own con
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