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The Falls City Tribune
Vol. VII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1910. Number 3
HE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges. Clubs.
Sidney Specie invited the A. 15.
Whist club to help surprise his wife
Inst Saturday afternoon in honor of
t er birthday anniversary. The sur
i.ii'ise was complete, Mrs. Spence l'or
time being "-o overcome she wit* un
i. hie to express herself to her
friends. She was preparing to en
rtuin the club in her own wily on
Monday. The afternoon was devot
< d to whist and the game was played
with the mfual enjoyment. Mrs. M.
Wilson made the highest score of
the afternoon Mr. Spence had ar
jtuiged delicious refreshments for
he ladies, though keeping within the
limit set by the ladies at the begin
ning of the club season. It was a
• t ry delightful afternoon and fully en
joyed by the ladies. Mrs. Hargrave
'd Mrs. John l’owell were guests of
The Friends in Council met. last
Pilday evening in regular session
with Miss Jennie Heim as hostess.
The fore part of the session was giv
■ n over to general business and plans
for an entertainment to begin in the
near future. When all business hud
boon disposed of tables were arrang
ed and Som'o.rset enjoyed until a
lute hour. Light refreshments were
sv rved after which the club adjourn
ed to meet with Miss McDonald, Jan
l meeting of the Shakespeare club
v.,3 held January 7th, at the home of
Mrs. Ishiim Reavis. The meeting Was
well attended, the lesson being the
first one on “The Winter’s Tale.”
A letter of greeting from Mrs. Lind
say, vice-president of this district,
was read. The club made some
changes in its by-laws at this meet
ing. 1 Tile next meeting will be held
January 14th, with Mrs. Rule.
The L. B. T. Club were delightful
ly entertained Saturday afternoon by
Mrs. Clara Neal in honor of Mrs.
Siocfum and Mrs. II. M. Jenne, who
left Monday for an extended trip
through the south. Needle work and
a splendid social visit were enjoyed
during the afternoon. At five o'clock
Mrs, Neal and her daughter. Mrs.
Lloyd Giannlni served a delicious
slipper. Mrs. Slocum and Mrs. Jen
in are very active members of the
club and the afternoon’s entertain
ment was given as a far well to them
before they loft on the trip of sever
al months. The occasion was one of
mutual pleasure to all.
i.iiss Minnie Albright entertained]
on Friday evening for her sisters,Mrs.
V- me Ripley of Council Bluffs, and
Mrs.' Hayden Prater of Hutchinson,
Kas. The evening was a very pleas
ant-one. Music furnished a part of
the evenings entertainment. Nice
refreshments were served. Miss Al
bright proved herself to be a genial
-u.i Friday afternoon Slias Minnie,
McDonald chartered a bob-sled and
after school .dosed gave the children
of the kindergarten department of
tfc“ Central school a sleigh ride.
This was surely a treat to the child
ren, and Miss McDonald felt amply
repaid by the way the little folks en
Mr. and Mrs. 1!. Simanton en
tertained a company of friends
with a whist party last Saturday ev
ening. Guests were present for six
tables and greatest delight was man
ifested in the game until eleven
o’clock, when the suming up of the
score showed Mrs. John Hutchings
and Mrs. W. H. Crook to have won
the most games. Each was given a
bunch of wh'te roses. At the end
of the play a delicious supper was
scrvde, Mrs. Simanton being assist
ed in serving by her daughter, Mrs.
Pence and Miss Manon, and Miss
Mary .Tonkin.'. The Simanton home
was made very attractive with cut
flowers and potted plants, and with
the cordial hospitality, the time pass
ed too quickly and it was a very
late hour before the guests could
persuade themselves to make their
departure. The evening was one of
the week's social Successes.
sleighing parties arc all the go
:v :s week, and almost every evening
finds a jolly party of young people
out. Among those of the week was
one given by the Sophomores. The
class met at the home of Kuth Heinc
man Friday evening and, chaperoned
by their teacher, Miss Hand, spent a
very enjoyable two hours riding. On
returning to the liqineman home they
enjoyed the remainder of the evening
playing Som erset and other games.
.Vice refreshments added much to the
pleasure of the evening.
Almost the entire Seventh grade
high school met at the library Mon
day evening, where a big bob-sled
called for them and they passed the
entire evening riding about town.
Their laughter, song and merriment
rang out clear above the many sleigh
bells and if such a demonstration is
any guide, surely this was a merry
party of children. They rode until
late and each child was left at his
own home, after enjoying a fine ride.
The Eighth grade, high school, was
out for a bob-sled ride Monday night
and judging from their cheerfulness,
the music and laughter they were just
about till' liveliest crowd out.
The Senior class made up a bob
sled party last Friday evening and a
jollier bunch it would be hard to
find. For two hours they rode about
town, making the air ring with laugh
ter and school songs. Then they
went to the home of Marion Siman
ton, where Som’r’set and cards were
enjoyed for quite a while, and before
leaving a delicious oyster supper was
served. The* ride was resumed and
the young people left at their
own door. The night was a fine one
and altogether this proved one of the
Jolliest sleighing parties of the week.
Mrs. M. L. Wilson entertained the
A. 1>. whist club Tuesday afternoon in
her usual charming manner. The
usual interest was shown in the game
which was enjoyed until five o’clock.
Mrs. Spence scored the honors of the
afternoon, winning seven games.
Dainty and tempting refreshments
were served, after which the custom
ary solid silvt r fork was presented
the hostess. After the games ended
considerable time was spent in visit
ing among the ladies. The club ad
journed to meet Friday afternoon at
Mrs. It. A. Dittmar’s.
Miss Maude Maddox, assisted by
Misses Lizetta and Stella Patzman,
entertained the Young Ladies Ken
sington of the M. E. church last
Monday evening at the residence of
\V. li. Maddox. About forty ladies
and gentlemen were present and pass
ed a delightful evening playing som’er
set and various other games. There
was a pleasing musical program, the
numbers being furnished by the
guests. The ladies served a splendid
supper in three courses.
The regular monthly Missionary
meeting of the Woman’s Auxiliary
of St. Thomas church met Monday
evening with .Miss Clara Tanner, with
a good attendance. The meeting was
opened with devotional services led
by the rector, Rev. Ceorge L. Noide,
Roll call was responded to with quo
tations from Proverbs. An interest
ing paper, “Second Period Japanese
History,” was read by Miss Tanner
followed by a reading by Mrs. Neide,
“Religions of Japan,” which was well
read and showed careful study.
General discussion of the mission
ary work in Japan followed and serv
ed helpful as well as interesting.
The next meeting will he hold the
second Monday in February with Mrs.
Grand Worthy Matron Coming
Hattie Scot!, of Stromsburg, Neb.,
Grand Worthy Matron of the order
of the Kastern Star of Nebraska, will
be in this city next Monday evening
for the purpose of disporting ttie
chapter in this city.
Special work will he put on; quite
likely work will be put on under
special dispensation. The Falls City
chapter, is in very prosperous con
dition, having almost doubled in size
since the charter was granted last
Falls City Chorus
The Falls Ciiy Chorus has been in
vited to sing in Kansas City, in a j
cantata, “The Crusaders,” given j
in Convention hall by Carl Bush. The!
first rehersal was held Monday even
ing and almost the entire member
ship was present. The music of “The
Crusaders” is beautiful and the mem
bers derive as much pleasure as bene
fit from the rehersals.
BIRTH OF A NEW BUSINESS
FRED H. SCHOCK S NEW STORE
OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
Makes Fine Display of Ready-to
Wear Goods—One Price to
All the Battle Cry.
Saturday morning, January 8th,
■ he citizens of Falls City and its con
tiguous territory helped to celebrate
Tile Birth of a New Business.”
.he formal opening1 of Mr. Fred
The event had been well advertis
'd in the loc i, press and by circulars,
it (1 the result was fully up to the ex
! cctations of its promoter.
Mr. Schock was most fortunate in
1 ■:s, choice of location,—the Maddox
block—and while his stock is not yet
complete, is making a display that
attracts much attention and favorable
comment, and while The Tribune dots
not pose as a prophet, it nevertheless
ventures the opinion that Fred
f chock will make good and is here
Mr. Schock impresses upon the
public ip his advertising his policy—
(no price to all; no transaction oom
p'ete until the customer Is satisfied.
Be claims for ids advertisements that
t ey will be straightforward and de
pendable,—all of which are safe poli
ties for a merchant to follow.
The line of goods handled by Mr.
Schock are of a high-class nature,and
in many instances are of a quality
aid individuality seldom found out
side of metropolitan stores.
Mr. Schock is essentially a Falls
City boy, having begun at the lowest
rung in the mercantile ladder rigid
here in his old home. He comes to
Falls City from Nebraska City,where
he has had charge of the dry goods
department of the F. W. Cleveland &
Son store. He is an expert advertis
ing writer and an authority upon ad
vertising in general, being a regular
contributor to advertising periodicals.
Mr. Schoek comes to Falls City at
a propitious time, and Tile Tribune,
for one, extends the glad hand and
trusts that success attends him from
the opening day.
A Fad With Young People.
It appears to be a fad in these
progressive days for young people
to attend church simply to visit
each other. All through the service,
little groups can be seen whispering,
laughing and apparently innocent of
the fact that those about them came
for a different purpose. We are
creatures of habit, but we ought not
to cultivate these habits that annoy
those in the same pew that came to
hear the sermon and enjoy the splen
did music. Remember the maxiuin,
that there is a time and place for
everything, and surely young ladies
and gentlemen would not make the
house of God a place of amusement.
People expect at times to be dis
turbed by children,but are certainly
surprised when young ladies and gen
tlemen so far forget themselves us
to attract the attention of all about
them. On not form the habit of
visiting during church service, it is
hot the proper time nor place for
Special from Rarada.
Dedication services Sunday were
carried out according to announce
ment. A number were in attend
ance from a distance. Bishop I4eil
delivered three powerful sermons.
After the morning services offerings
were taken for the clearing of the
debt of $1,400 still remaining on the
property. The responses were ready
and generous and more than the de
sired amount was quickly raised. In
the afternoon the German services
were followed by dedication services.
The Bishop preached again In the
evening. It was a great and glori
ous day in the history of Barada.
Money in Mules.
Specia from Stella.
Milt Stanley sold at his sale last
week a span of mules for $575.00.
Henry Gentry, recently sold his mule
team for $490.00. Frank Johnson
sold a team for $400.00 and Frank
Weaver one for $375.00. Now why
don't everybody raise mules?
A Royal Slave.
The Bennett production, “A Royal
Slave,” was the attraction at the
Gehling Saturday evening. A small
house greeted it. The play was well
handled by each player and those who
attended received the worth of their
NO FURNACE AT CO. FARM
THE COMMISSIONERS WILL DO
NOTHING AT PRESENT.
Other Pressing Needs of Greater
Importance Say the Board
A committee of Indies from the City
Federation watted upon the county
commissioners last Wednesday after
noon to see if it would not bo pos
slide to convince the hoard of the
necessity of n furnace at the county
farm. The ladies of the committee
were .Mesdames Ewnlt. .Iciinings, I till
and Miss .Jennie Keim (Mult women
and a large p< r cent of the people
feel that it would hi the end mean
economy, to ray nothing of the com
fort of the aged and helpless who
must stay theie, to put a furnace at
the poor farm The idea Is one far
from providing luxuries for indolent
ones or encouraging Idleness. It
is purely a humane act; a feeling of
pity for the aged inmates who are
nimble to can for a stove or light
without dangi r to Hie whole struc
i lure, and so must to u certain ex
j tent suffer ftom cold. They feel
that, it is entirely optional with the
commissioners who is sent to the
farm and that good judgment would
prevent the unworthy from reaping
the benefits of the real needy.
The commissioners, while fully ap
preciating the interest shown, seem
to feel that to a certain extent, the
placing of what many would consider
a luxury at the county farm would
encourage idleness, and a desire to
he there. They claim, and it 1h true,
that there arc many families over the
county in which are many helpless
children, who need care and could
not be sent there for lack of room,
but must have county assistance.
They feel that the Inmates of the
county farm are comfortable and pro
vided for far above the average in
mate of a like institution. Another
thing, the county has had heavy ex
pense for paving and other unforseen
conditions, and the commissioners all
feel that they would not be justified
at this time m draining upon the
county general fund. And so for the
present at least, there will be noth
ing done in regard to placing the fur
The death of John Kentopp occur
ed Sunday, January 9th, 1910 at the
home of his- son, William Kentopp
near Verdon at the advanced age of
eighty years, nine months. Ho was
born at Greos Hrengon,Germany,May
9, 1829. lie served in botli the Aus
trian and German armies, in 1854 he
was married o Miss Henrietta Itiett,
and of the four children born to
them,three attended the funeral. Mrs.
Jacob Asthuger.who lives in Germany,
was unable to be here. The three
present were William and August
living near Vtrdon, and Mrs. Augus
ta Tschopp of Chicago.
At the age of fourteen years John
Kentopp united with St. Mary's Iut
theran church and lias continued a
steadfast and constant member of the
same. In the years of iiis residence
here lie has won for himself a large
circle of friends who admired and
respected him as a good and worthy
friend ami neighbor.
Besides the aged wife1 and children
there are many relatives who survive
Mr. Kentopp, and to all is extended
the sympathy of the community. The
funeral services were held Monday at
the Lutheran Church conducted by
Rev. Forest, and the burial took place
in the church cemetery.
Thursday morning an M. P. freight
car jumped ib< track at Straussville
and was damaged considerably • by
being run down by the rest of the
train. The one car was the only
one damaged, but the passengers in
the caboose were shaken up some.
After a couple of hours the train
was ready to proceed again.
We want a re liable, energetic agent
to represent us in Falls City. Have
an attractive proposition to make to
the right man. Address, United
Wireless Telegraph Co., 622 Be»e Rldg
A New Hotel.
Mrs. Belle McPherson lias opened
up a hotel In the Hermes building,
just west of V. G. Byfords store. It
will be known as the European hotel,
and is up-to-date in every respect.
FOUGHT LIKE DEMONS.
Two Men Fall From Roof of Freight
Car to The Ground.
Passengers waiting for the early
morning train at the Missouri Pacific
depot, Thursday morning, were re
galed with a sigld, which was dra
matic enough for the wildcat kind of
There was a moving freight, train
in Hie yard, and, while the tempera
ture was below zero, their attention
was called to two hot-headed lirake
mon, who were on top of a freight
The two men had gotten into words
with each other and the words led to
blows. They indulged ir a hand to
hand conflict in their perilous posi
tion and finally clinched.
In wrestling about the roof of the
car the men lost their equilibrium
and were plunged to the ground be
low. In some miraculous manner
they escaped being crushed on the
frozen ground by the force of the fall,
and rolled away from the moving
wheels of the car. They were not
badly injured. The names of the
combatants could not lie learned.—
Think This Over,
"Did it ever occur to you that a
man's life is full of crosses and tem
ptations? lie comes into the world
without his consent and goes out of
it against his will, and tin1 trip be
tween is exceedingly rocky. The
rule of contraiics is one of the feat
ures of tile trip.
"When he is little, the big girls
kiss him; when he is big, tin* little
girls kiss him. If In* is poor, he is a
bad manager; if lie is rich, he Is
dishonest. If lie needs credit, ho
can't get it; if lie is prosperous, ev
eryone wants to do him a favor.
“If lie is in politics, it is for gfaft;
if he is out of politics, lie is no good
to his country. If he doesn't give to
charity, he is a stingy cuss; if he
does, it is for show. If lie is active
ly religious, he is a hypocrite; if he
takes no interest in religion, he is n
hardened sinner. If he gives affec
tion. he is a soft specimen; if he
cares for no one, he is cold blooded.
If he dies young, there was a great
future before him; if h< lives to tin
old age, he missed Itis calling.
If you save money, you're a grouch;
If you spend It, you're a loafer;
If you get it, you’re a grafter;
ly you can’t get it, you're a bum
+>o what's thou sc."
Miss Mary Shouse died at one
o’clock a. in., Friday, January 7th,
1910 at her noine five miles north of
this city, where for a number of
years she lias resided with her broth
er and sister.
She was about seventy years old,
and leaves to mourn her death a
sister, Kate, cud two brothers, John
ami Philip, tv. sides her nieces and
The funeral was held from Silver
Creek church last Saturday afternoon
and the burial was made in the Sliver
Dawson Booster Club.
Dawson is fast finding herself.
Through the efforts of The Outlook.
Dan I Hiley John G Smith Dr Ed
Days, W It Alexander, I. W. Watson
Win. Kenton, S. C. Harlow, T. P.
Cummings, Dr. A. E. Burgher. (J. W.
Daggett, B. S. Scott, E. A. Kemist,
,c. ,M. Coopei, l)ou O'Grady and
others, a “Boosters” club was organ
ized there last week, the purpose of
which will lie to work for a better
and larger Dawson.
Pythian Sisters Meet.
The regular meeting of the Pythian
Sisters was held Monday night. Elec
tion of officers was tile business be
fore the session and the result is as
Mrs. M. L. Wilson, E. Mrs. Car
rie Paxton. E S.; Miss Naomi Fall
stead, E. .1 ; Mrs. Amelia Spence, M.
of F.; Mrs. l. ft. Manst, M of it. &
('.; Mrs. It C. Kirkpatrick. Protec
tor; Mrs. W. S. Leyda, Gnard.\
Died at Lincoln Monday.
Word reached this city tile first of
the week that Harry Pittoek, a form
er resident of this city, died at a hos
pital in Lincoln. Mrs. Pittoek left at
once for that place to make arrange
ments for the burial.
Will Wtd January 25th.
Cards are out announcing the mar
riage of Miss Katheryn Shulenberg
and Mr. George Sinclair at St. Fran
cis Catholic church in tiiis city Jan
uary 2.r>th. 1910.
THE COMERS AND COERS
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST TO
YOU AND ME.
What Your Friends and Their
Friends Have Been Doing
the Past Week.
Russel Hlett of Salem spent Sun
Roscoe Anderson was clown from
Todd Hoppe and wife were up from
Mr. and ADs. Delos Splckler were
down from Barada Friday.
John Crook made a business trip
to Nebraska City Monday.
Dr. J. L. dandy was down from
Humboldt on business Friday.
I. C. Muust returned Saturday from
a business trip to Kansas City.
Miss Mary Miller was down from
Dawson between trains Thursday.
Dr. Bert Wlndle returned Saturday
from a huslm rh ti ll) to Lincoln.
Miss Hattie Long went to Atchi
son Monday to visit friends.
J. H. Miles came in Sunday from
California after a visit with his fam
Airs. Jeff Gilbert and daughter,Mias
Alice, of Rulo were shopping hero
Mrs. R. E. Grinstead and daughter.
Miss Hazel, were down from Salem
Mr. and Mrs. Itert Coleman went
to St. Joseph Thursday evening fop*
a short visit.
Mrs. Jeff Prater of Rockport visit
ed over Sunday with her cousin,Mrs.
Mrs. Oille McLain returned Satur
day from a weeks visit with her
cousin in Topeka.
Mrs. Antoinette Layman went to
Omaha Saturday for a visit with rela
tives and friends.
Mrs. George Moore and daughter,
Mrs Frank Straub, of Hamlin were
here last Saturday.
N. D. Judd was over to Morrill
Thursday to attend the big Hale of
the Roberts estate.
Arthur Zook was over from Raker,
Kas., the latter part of the week re
maining over Sunday.
George Gilligan was abltc to re
turn to school Monday after a se
vere siege of tonsilitis.
Mrs. W. A. Greenwald has been
ill for the past two weeks, but Is
now somewhat improved.
Mrs. Clarence Heckler of Oklaho
ma is in tile city visiting at the home
of tier brother, Grant Windle.
John Crook returned Sunday from
Coin. Iowa, where lie attended the
marriage of his brother-in-law.
There was an unusual large number
of out-of-town people hero Saturday
night to see "The Royal Slave."
Mrs. Mary IJowdy of Nebraska City
who has been visiting Mrs. John W.
Holt returned to her home Friday.
Miss Florence Judd returned Sat
urday from Dawson, where she visit
ed home folks during the holidays.
Mr and -Mrs. William Wilson will
leave next week for Florida to
spend the remainder of the winter.
v Tom Carlyle ami Miss Nola Mc
Cool drove down from Salem Satur
day evening tea ttend "The Royal
If you anticipate buying a home
n this oily, now is the opportune
lime It will never be as cheap as
I ,u present.
Mrs. Fred Sehook came down from
| Nebraska City Thursday. They will
I go to liousekei ping as soon as their
I goods arrive.
Walter Van Lauingham and wife,
who have been visiting the family of
David Ransom, returned to their
home in Shtibert Monday.
Free! To introduce the ‘‘Onyx”
guaranteed enamel ware we will
give free one kettle with each 25c
| purchase Saturday.—Ricks.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kanaly were
over from Reserve Saturday to spend
the day with their parents, and re
mained for “The Royal Slave.”
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Korner re
j turned Thursday from Pittsburg,Kas.,
j where they spent the holidays with
their daughter. Mrs. Harry Morrow.
Mrs. Katherine Hoppe has shipped
her household goods to Corning, la.,
and with her daughter, Mrs. Tlieron
Melding, left Friday for their new
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