The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, December 10, 1909, Image 1
The Falls City Tribune Vol. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1909. Number 49 PASSING OFTHREE PIONEERS A GOOD WOMAN GONE TO HER EVERLASTING REST. I'tath of Thomas Riley at Omaha An Early Settler Death of William H. Sailors. Rieger. Mrs Amelia Rieger, died at four , clock on the morning of December ,%d, 1909 at the home of her son, Wm. Lawler, living north of Preston, of inflammation of the bowels after an illness of about a week. Mrs. Rieger tiad gone to the home of her son to spend Thanksgiving, and on Satur nuy was taken very sick. She was seventy-two years of age and naturally had not the vitality to throw off her ailments. She was ared for by those who loved her with tender care and thoughtfulness »ud every earthly effort was put ’ort.h in her behalf. When the end came she was sur rounded by her children, who are: Mrs. Louise Hofer and Mrs. Amelia Fergus of this city, and Anna and William Lawler and Jake and Chas. Whipple, living near Preston. Tiie funeral was held last Monday horning from Zion Church, north of Preston, and the burial in the Zion cemetery. Mrs. Rieger was long a resident of Preston and vicinity, though for a number ol' years Falls City has been her home. She was well and favor ably known throughout this section and numbered her friends by the score. She was a true friend and loving mother and held a high place in the esteem of all who knew her. Although the weather was exceeding ly bad, a large concourse of friends gathered to pay their last act of respect to the departed friend, and extend sympathy to her sorrowing family. Riley. Thomas Riley died at his home in Omaha, Saturday, December 3d, and iii.s body was taken (o his former home at Dawson Tuesday where High Requiem mass was read by Rev. l.aughran, and the interment made in the Roman Catholic cemetery. Mr. Riley was a native of Connec iit it. and in an early day came with t colony of relatives and friends arid together they formed a settle ment in this county, which after words "became the village of Daw son. Me was one of the sturdy pioneers of t'i county, and at all times was a man well thought of and highly estoenu-d by his friends and neigh bors. In Ilia early days he was ar energetic and thrifty farmer and ;k emulated considerable of this world’s goods. He retired from farming and followed at different times the grain and stock business and a general merchandise trade. In early manhood he married Miss Bridget Ryan, who through all their married life remained a faithful, helpful wife and mother, and to them a large family of sons and daughters Were born. In order to better edu cate his children, Mr. Riley moved his family to Omaha in 1893, but during almost all the years of his residence there he has been in very poor health, and death came as a1 merciful relief. Sailors. Special from Barada. William H. Sailors was born April !tth, 1887 in Rush County, Indiana, and died at Barada, Nebraska, Dec ember 5,1909,aged seventy-two years, seven months and twenty-six days. He moved with his parents to Wu-; bash County, Indiana at the age of! five years. Here he grew to man-! hood and on October 2.7, 18fi0 he was] united in marriage to Mary IS. Miller.! In 1870 they removed to Richardson county, Nebraska, where they have shier resided. To them were born fourteen children, seven of whom are still living. Mr. Sailors was stricken with paralysis on December 1st. and died four days later. 11c was laid to rest in the Harris cemetery on Tuesday at one o’clock p. m. He leaves to mourn his loss His wife; six sons, James F., Wash, John,! Omer, Fred and Otis Ti. Sailors; one; daughter, Mrs. Ida. A. Perciyal; thir ty grandchildren; one great grand i hild, and five brothers. Having resided In this section l'or so many years. His death will be felt keenly by all. Coming inlo a new country in an early day he proved his ability as a master hand at success fully overcoming obstacles# and rising superior to them. He was one of the pioneers, who have made possible for us the many advan-j (ages which we today enjoy, and his memory will not soon be forgotten. I We extend to the sorrowing relatives tenderest ay input hy. TRIBUNE OFFICE VISITED. The Business College Students Went Through Plant in a Body. Prof Darner of the Business College chaperoned his students through The Tribune’s printing plant Monday af ternoon. The object of the visit was to give them a practical lesson on how a newspaper or a piece of job work is huilded, from start to fin ish. First Presbyterian Church. Notwithstanding our serious dis advantages in the lack of a suitable building for religious purposes, we are still making headway, and are pushing the work with all our might. The bazaar held by the ladies of the church last week was an unquali fied success in spite of the very in clement weather we encountered. The gross income seems to be about $240, with very trifling expenses to he de ducted therefrom. In the name of all our people, the writer would offer his sincere gratitude to the general pub lic for the generous patronage given us: Our services for next Sabbatli will include a beautiful solo sung by Miss Agnew, and written by Adams, en titled “Alone With God.” There is always a unity between all the spec ial music and the sermon which niakos the service most helpful and pleasing. The pastor will preach both morning and night, and at both of theso services we will have anthems, as well as solos. On the evening of December 10th, the choir will give the next musical service entitled, “The Shepherd’s Story.” The story will be illustrated with music throughout. Remember what a treat we had a few weeks ago, and be on hand for another such in spiring service. R. rOOPER BAILEY, Pastor. Christian Bazaar. The Indies of the Christian < lnirch will hold their annual bazaar in the baseuit nt under V. G. Lyford's store ■Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11. The ladies have spared no time or labor in trying to make this the most successful bazaar they have ever held. They will have a booth for each day of the week, and the affair promises to be a very unique one. The Endeavor Society will have charge of the candy booth. Remember the dates and don’t fail to visit the bazaar. Church Services. Special front Barada. The following services will be held at the United Evangelical Church in Barada. Saturday evening at 7:30. Sunday morning at 10:3b. Sunday afternoon at 3:0b. Sunday evening at 7:00. Tlte sermon in the afternoon will be German. All are cordially in vited to attend these services. A. ESSLEY, Pastor. j Slipped on Ice. Mrs. Wentworth mot with quite a painful accident last Sunday while calling on friends in the east part of town. She slipped and fell on an icy pavement, ami in the fall her hip ** | was very badly sprained. She was given immediate attention and tak en to her home in a carriage at once. It will several days before she will be abb' to be up. Mrs. Gertrud' Faria arrived Friday! to care for her mother. Meeting at Co irt House. There will be a meeting of the citizens of Falls City, Monday even ing at the court house. The subject of the M. P. bonds will be discussed. | Every loyal citizen should be pres ent. Ladies of Baptist Church. The ladies of the Baptist Church will meet with Mrs. G. F. Relchel on Friday afternoon. Come prepared for work as there is much to do. Box Social. Miss Anna McMahon, teacher at Pleasant View Dist 75, south of Falls City will give a box social December 17. Everybody invited to attend. FOR A GREATER FALLS CITY Bond Election Next Tuesday—If Our Citizens Vote As they Talked Last July the Bonds Will Carry Without Doubt. OPPORTUNITY COMES A KNOCKING The Terminal Improvements Well Under Way The Missouri Pacific Company has Fulfilled Its Agreement—Up the Voter. There comes a time in the affairs of every town, if it would move for ward, when it devolves upon its citi zenship to join hands, lay aside all animosities of the past, and pull to gether for the common good of all. It is by this process that cities are built; it is by this process that vil lages and towns cast aside their swaddling clothes and advance,keep ing step with the agricultural and commercial environment in which their lot is cast. The history of cities that its inhabitants point to with pride* show that concentrated act ion in civic affairs was (lie one thing that led up to greater and better con ditions, and placed realty values up on a safe and substantial basis. Next Tuesday. December i4th, the voters of Kalis City will be called up on to vote bonds in the sum of $12,500, which amount was pledged by our citizens last July, the same covering the cost of a tract of laud to be used by the Missouri Pacific railway company as terminal yard age. At the meeting last July there was not a dissenting voice to the proposition, and our best citizenship came forward promptly with their personal guarantees covering the amount asked for. The agreement between the railroad people and our1 citizens Was plain and to the point, and for fear of a misunderstanding of the same, we give a verbatim copy' of tlie document: _ This agreement made and enter ed into this 8th day of July, 1909, by and between the Missouri Pac ific Railway Company, a corpora tion, as parly of the first part, and the undersigned citizens represent ing Falls City, Nebraska, party of tlit* second part, Witnesseth, That whereas, the said railway company is about to i construct a division terminal rail way yard, including about sewn (7) miles of new yard track, an eighteen (18) stall round house, water and coal plants, cinder pits, car repair tracks, and such other appurtenances belonging to a divis ion yard and round house, nnd such improvements are to be. lo cated upon the tract known as the Miles tract, at the loot of Fulton Street, lying between the Missouri Pacific and the Burlington Rail road, and containing approximate ly thirty-three ( • i .5 ) acres of land, I said land now being owned by J. H. Miles. • The said improvements to be | made by the said party of the first j part is estimated to cost approxi mately Two Hundred Thousand, ($200,000.00) Dollars, and the said] improvements will in commenced as soon as this agreement is sign ed and delivered, and prosecuted1 without unnecessary delay. It is understood and agreed that the parties of the second part in consideration of said improvements and benefits and advantages to be derived thereform by them, and llto said city of Falls fcity, Nebras ka, that said second parties shall furnish or cause to be furnished to said first party a good and suffi cient. deed to the above described thirty-three (33) acres more or less of land. Said deed to he placed In escrow in the First National hank of Falls Cty within six (6) months with a copy of this agreement, to be delivered to said first party upon completion of above improve ments. The intention of this agree ment is that the citizens of Falls City agree to furnish to said rail way company the ground for a site for the said yards and buildings in consideration of the location of its division headquarters at said point. it is understood and agreed that the title of said land shall rest in said railway company as long as said grounds shall be used for such purposes, and in case it is not so used that the title thereto shall re vert and rest In the grantors thore '« In witness whereof the parties hereto have si t I heir hands in tltip licate Hie day and year last above written. The Missouri Pacific Hallway Co. Hy Its Officials, l’arty of the First Part. City of Falls City, Nebraska, By lls Hopresentatlves, Party of tile Second Part. Falls City, Nebraska, .Inly s, loop. The Missouri Pacific officials did not delay matters. They showed their good faith promptly, and the grading of the yards was commenced, and barring bad weather, there has been no cessation of operations since the first furrow was turned. Today the grading is well under way, the yard proper being completed, the lies and rail laying well under way. The agreement between the rail way people and tin; citzens of Falls City called for an eighteen stall round house. The contract for a 24 stall round house has been let to James I,. Powell, at a cost of $26, 000, the same to be Constructed of cement and wood—the cement work rising to the height!) of the windows, the whole calling for 200 car loads of material. To an individual who is even in u small measure versed in railway at fairs, a 24 stall round house, in con junction with yardage of ample dimen sions. means much. The most conservative estimate of'the number of men that the Mis souri Pacific will need here is be tween 200 and I50U— litis is ;i lolisei va tive estimate, mind you, made by those who are in a position to judge in tlie matter, and the pay roll will in all probability be $12,000 monthly. The Missouri Pacific railway com pany have kept faitti with the citi zens of Falls Cily in this matter, and brought to our city something that Hiawatha or Auburn would have subscribed a much larger amount for. True, it was a matter of location, and in that Falls City was most fortunate, llyt whatever the causes that led up to the selection of Falls City as the terminal point for the railway company, it devolves upon the voters to line up for the bonds at the elec tion next Tuesday. It is no time for the splitting of hairs. Opportunity knocks ai our door, and it behooves every mini who lias the welfare of Falls City at heart to put in a j “boost” for the carrying of the] bonds, for be it remembered, I the terminal point HAS been estab lished at Falls City, anil ii is not a case wherein the citizens arc deal-1 ing in future possibilities. The Tribune is for the voting of these bonds, and trust, that the prop osltion will carry by a unanimous vote, or as near to that desired end as is possible in an election of this kind. It. is incumbent upon all good eit-; i/.ens to vote "for" upon Hie propos ition. The acquiring of a railway j terminal, of tin' proportions now guar-| anteed, was a "bargain day” snap1 at $12,500. Let ttr. make no mistake.! no false" moves, Let ns vote "for" with :t vim and vigor that will her ald the fact to the rest of the world! that we are ns one upon this prop-j sition, or any other proposition look ing to the upbuilding or bettering of our little city. Surprised Their Friends. Ralph Lewis spoilt a few days in Omaha last week, returning Friday evening. He was accompanied by a lady, whom he took to his home and introduced as his wife. The happy young couple were married in Omaha several weeks ago, and Ralph had kept the marriage a secret from his friends here. The Tribune extends congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis will make their home with the groom's parents. K. O. Lewis and wife. B. P. O. E. MEMORIAL. Program Carried Out as Anticipated With One Exception. Sunday last was tin; date, and the Ueliling theatre the place that a fit ting program was carried out by the Falls City Lodge No. It. I*. O. E„ in memory of their departed broth ers/ William Nye Jenne, Charles D. Campbell and August Nettzcl. The stage was beautifully decorat ed In the lodge's colors, purple and white, and a huge elk head, adorned with an electric light, globe at the tip of every branch of Its noble ant lers could lie seen hanging from the top. Beautiful potted plants were tastefully arranged,and on the whole an exceedingly pleasing effect was produced. The program was carried out as previously arranged for, with one exception. Brother l>. .1. It 1 loy of the Omaha Lodge No. Hit, was unable to deliver Ills address in person, on account of a death in his family, but liis manuscript was read by Dr. Ed Hays of Dawson. The following members of the lodge served on (lie committee that made arrangements for the excellent and fitting program: Dr. George W. Reneker, R. A. Heiicock, R C. .lames, F. A. Keller, Doll Whitaker, A. K. Spear and L. S. Glauuini Hartman-Pruesse. One of the weddings of purtiuulur interest among our German friends in Falls City and vicinity occurred on Wednesday, December N, 1‘JUit, at throe o'clock, when Miss llulda Pruesse and Arthur ,1. Hartman were united in marriage by Rev. Neumak er of Columbus, Neb., in the pres ence of about one-hundred guests. As the bridal party approached, the wedding march was played by Miss Emma Spaeth, a cousin of the bride. Preceding the bridal pair were their attendants, Miss Freda Pruesse, Miss Amanda Hartman,Wal ter Spaelli, and Herbert Pruesse. A bower lit the bright colors of yuletldc was arranged in which ev ergreen. holly ami quantities of cut flowers were used, in the service the beautiful and impressive ring cere mony was used, the bride being giv en away by her father. At the con clusion of the service congratula tions were offered, after which n splendid luncheon was nerved. From six until eight o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Hartman held a reception at Wahl's hall for two-hundred guests, the entire bridal party forming tin* receiving line. A sumptuous dinner was served in tin- lianijuet bail to all the guests, which was followed by dancing. There were cards and games prepared for those wbo did not care to participate in dancing. The. pleasures continued until an early hour in the morning, when all departed for their homes. The bride is (he daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pruesse of this city, and lias grown to womanhood in our midst. She is a young lady of very estimable ways, and by her agreeable and charming manner lias won for herself a large circle of loyal friends. Mr. Hartman is numbered among our prosperous young farmers, and on liis farm five miles east of town lias a cozy home furnished to which he will take his wife. Quantities of beautiful, useful and • reliable gifts were bestowed upon j the bride and groom by their friends, who join with us in wishing them every joy and happiness on life’s pat hwny. At The Gehlmg Theatre. Arthur Jerome Eddy did not span tie' feeleings of society leaders in Chicago when lie wrote his great j novel, “Canton & Co.,” which has I been done into stage form by J.Hart ley Manners and his now to play at ; (lie Oehling Tuesday December 14th. The hook exposes the fads and foibles of the Chicago "400" with a frankness that lias been found in no i other narrative. The intrigues, de-1 ceptions and illicit alliances of the smart set. arc held up to open obser-1 vation. And Mr. Eddy writes authori ] tively, being himself a member of this self-same social stratum. School House Burns. The William Cat/, school house, five miles east of this city burned Tuesday night. Neighbors saw a light there in the early part of the night, hence il is thought that per haps some tramps caused the fire. Miss Marie Crotty is the teacher there. The school hoard carried in surance in The Farmers Mutual Co., and will doubtless rebuild at once. THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO CIETY EDITOR Various Kinds of Entertainment by Individuals, Lodges, Clubs, Churches, Etc. The Shakespeare club held its regulnr meeting December 3, with Mrs. C. F. Rcavls. On account of the very unpleasant, weather, the attendance was not very large, but the lesson proved unusually interest lug and was thoroughly enjoyed. A letter from Mrs. Cole, State presl dent, was read, urging all club worn en to attend Woman’s Day at the National Corn Exposition at Omaha, December 7. Addresses were given by prominent club women nml a re ception tendered the visiting worn en. Tho next meeting of the club will he held December 17, at the Federation rooms. This will he the final lesson on “King Lear," and all members are urged to attend, us there will be business of importance before the club. Mrs. George lloyer entertained a party of friends delightfully Tuesday afternoon with a Som’erset party. There were guests present for six tallies and seven games were played. The honors of the aftornoon were ten dered to Mrs. D. O. Griffiths and Mtb. Samuel Wahl, each winning six games. At five o’clock u delicious supper was served In three courses. Mrs. W. A. Crook and Mrs. Will Schinelzel assisted the hostess In serving. The Woman's Relief Corps met last Thursday night at the G. A R hull for the purpose of electing of ficers for the ensuing year. After the business of the evening had been disposed of, the social side predomi ■Vted, and the evening passed very pleasantly. Mrs. John Hossack was hostess to the \V. U. C. Kensington on last. Tuesday afternoon. The cold weath er and had walks kept many of the ladles at home. Those present en joyed the afternoon. Refreshments were served. Mrs W. S Leyda gave the last of a series of parties last Thursday afternoon, which was attended by about thirty guests. Guessing games occupied a good portion of the time. There were also i verul splendid mush ill numbers from the guests present which were greatly enjoyed, as were also the readings by some of the guests. At five o'clock a de licious supper was served, Mrs. Ley dii being assisted hv Mrs. W’hetstinc, Misses itessie and Ruth Wilson, Ce lia I til I mar. Kay DeWald. Camille and Lucille Leyda. The Wednesday evening whist eluli met with Miss Clara Tanner. During the evening eight games were played, Miss llorrocks and Miss Taylor making the highest score. Dainty refreshments were served by tin- hostess A very jolly whist club w is organ ized last Monday afternoon .at the home of Mrs. A. K. Gantt which, in tlie fuWire will be known as the'A. It. dub The meeting days will be the second and fourth Mondays of nonHi nt 't:SO in the afternoon, membership fee of fifteen cents will be charged and at each meeting the hostess will he given a Sterling silver fork. The afternoon was a very pleasant one. Notice. As 1 have bought out Miss Bre beck’s winter lints, 1 will have a thirty days sale, beginning December Stli, on all niy winter hats to clean up tie stock and make room for new spring goods. I have the finest and largest line of trimmed hats in Die city and they all go at a great sacrifice. I also have a nice as sortment. of Holiday goods, which will go at a very low price Come early and avoid the rush at the Don Ton. or the Brebeck building. MISS II. (' ANDERSON, Proprietress. Painful Accident. Miss Agnes Sinclair of Preston, who is staying at the home of her un cle, John HoBsack, and attending the high school, met with a very painful accident Monday evening. She slip ped and fell and sustained several severe bruises about the head and face. No bones were broken and she will be able to return to school in a few days.