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Vol. vTl FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1910. Number 5
THE WEEMIAL EVENTS I
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO-j
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs.
A very delightful “Five Hundred*
party was given last Thursday after
noon at (he Cain home by Misses
Cain and Snyder complimentary to
Mrs. VonOven of Bozeman, Mont,
Large bowls of roses and carnations
were placed in each room and during
the afternoon the guests were delight
ed with several musical numbers by
Miss Cain and a number of her
guests. Nine tables were placed for
the game of five hundred, and in the
eight games played the honors were
quite evenly divided. At five o'clock
refreshments consisting of ice
cream, rakes, coffee and salted al
monds were served, the cream being
in the form of diamonds, hearts,
clubs and spades. In serving the
hostesses had the assistance of Miss
Riley of Dawson and Mrs. Sclimelzel.
Quite a number of out-of-town guests
were present including Mrs. VonOven,
Bozeman, Mont.; Miss Thompson,Tay
lor, Texas; Miss Riley, Dawson;Miss
Billy, Hiawatha; Mrs. Abner McKee,
Paonia, Col. As souvenirs of the
afternoon 'each guest was given a
pretty score card with the monogram
of Mrs. VonOven engraved upon it.
The Friends in Council met. witn
Miss Minnie McDonald Friday even
ing at the Keeling residence with a
good attendance. There was consid
erable business in order, and after
this had been disposed of Mrs. Abner
McKee.one of the honorary members,
gave a very interesting talk on
“Club Life in Paonia, Col,” her home.
Light refreshments were served,after
which the club adjourned until Feb.
4th, when the mid-winter picnic will
lie held with Miss Jennie Keim.
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Himmelricb
royally entertained guests for seven
tables of whist Thursday evening.
The home was made doubly attract
ive by the use of cut flowers, smilax
and evergreen, which were most at
tractively arranged. It was a jolly
party of congenial friends and thus
the evening was made one continual
round of pleasure. Nine g»mes
were played With honors well divid
ed. A delicious supper was served
in two courses, Misses l-app and
Knickerbocker assisting the hostess.
The midnight hour had arrived lie
fore tho guests took a reluctant <><*
parture. As host and hostess, Mr. am
Mrs. Himmelricli are among our
most hospitable entertainers, and
their evenings are always numbered
among the season’s successes.
The Knights of Columbus gave a
very pleasant dance last Friday ev
ening for the Daughters of Isabella
and a few friends. Music was fur
nished by Werner’s orchestra, and
the happy throng tripped the light
fantastic until an early hour in the
morning. Refreshments were served
during the evening, and all present
report a delightful time.
The "five-hundred” club were in
formally entertained last Saturday
evening by Miss Lois Keeling. I he
honors of the evening fell to Mrs.
Dittmar, Mrs. Spence and Alice Keel
ing. Dainty refreshments were serv
ed, and a juiiy evening «peiit by all.
Miss Lois Keeling gave a most
enjoyable whist party Monday even
ing for a dozen lady friends. Whist
was played until eleven o’clock when
splendid refreshments were served.
The highest score of the evening was
made by Mesdames Dittmar, King and
Powell and Miss Grace Maddox. 1 lie
evening was a very pleasant one and
thoroughly enjoyed by all present.
One of the most delightful and
unique social functions in the ttuy of
a card party given during the sea
son. was held last Friday by Mrs. R.
A. Dittmar at her home, from two
thirty until six o’clock. In all the
rooms on the first floor were placed
' large bowls of fragrant roses and
carnations, which with their georgous
colorings and perfume were added
charms to the otherwise pleasant
surroundings. Cards were provided
for the afternoon pleasures, although
som’erset was arranged for those not
caring lo indulge in the game of
whist. Six table's were arranged for
whist and the unusual feature was
in progressing, the winning couple
moving up one table, the losing coup
le going one table further down, all
changing partners. An extra lady
cut for place with the loser at the
foot table each game and filled in,
one losing dropping out, and doing
the scoring at all tables lor that
ame. Seven games were played, in
which Mis. Spence made the highest
an' was presented with a bunch of
at nations, while a bunch of the same
flowers was divided between Mrs.
George Boyer and Miss Alice Keel
ing who tied for the consolation
prize. The supper,which was served
in two courses, was delicious and
was served in excellent taste. Dessert
was made doubly attractive by the
use of carnations and ferns, which
were placed upon each plate. For
mality was entirely absent and
friendly In itom and congenial
ity was over all. Mis. Dittmar, al
ways the graceful hostess, has added
another to her long list of successful
• Mr. and Mrs. James Ramsey en
tertained on Tut sday evening with a
wlust party. Guests for six tables
were present and one of the most
pleasant evenings of the week was
t a joyed. Charles Hargrave won all
the games, carrying off the honors
in this line as well as in the re
freshment line where he is never
beaten. The refreshments,which were
very elaborate, were served at. elev
en o’clock. The evening was one to
be remembered for its many pleas
Mrs. Will A. Crook gave one of
the largest and most enjoyable part
ies of the week on Tuesday after
noon for Mrs. Abner McKee and Miss
Thompson. Almost fifty guests were
present and ten tables were placed
for whist. Seven games were played,
with honors evenly distributed. An
elegant supper was served in two
courses, upon which the hostess re
ceived many sincere compliments.
The guests lingered until darkness
deepened, loath to break up so
happy and agreeable an assembly.
Mrs. Crook was assisted in enter
taining by Mrs. Hurst and Mrs. John
A. Crook, while with her in line
were Mrs. McKee and Miss Thom
Mrs. James Ramsey entertained
the A. B. Whist club last Monday
afternoon very pleasantly. The club
members, sixteen in all, were present,
with Mrs. McKee as guest of honor.
The usual number of games were
played, Mrs. John Hutchings mak
ing the highest, score. Dainty re
freshments were served, after which
the club adjourned until next Friday
evening when they will meet with
Mrs. Spence at the National hotel.
At that meeting the husbands of
the ladies will be the guests of the
About twenty friends of Mrs. A.
E. Hill were entertained at her home
Wednesday afternoon. Needle work
claimed their attentidji. and with busy
fingers and social conversation the
afternoon passed very pleasantly.
Light refreshments were served and
all report a very good time.
High School Students in Parlamentary
Law Hold Convention.
The class in Parlamentary Law en
gaged in an interesting and profitable
meeting in the high school- build
ing Friday night. The effort was to
simulate a national convention.
Eighteen states being represented by
The meeting was called to order by
Jeffery Horrocks. Upon motion
Jean Cain was chosen chairman pro
tern. Afterwards these officers were
Some lively discussing of points at
issue followed before Frank Kanaly
of Idaho and Maude Davis of Mon
tana were nominated for president.
Th bolloting then began and of
fered amusing diversion for those
present. On the tenth ballot Frank
Kanaly was elected president and
Mai e'e Davis vice-president.
The behavior of the class was
highly commendable. Prof. Hurst
may well feel elated over the pro
gress his class is making in the in
tricacies of parlamentary law.
Blaine Yoder and Prof. Hurst both
addressed those present. The even
ing proved a pleasant diversion to
all who took the pains to attend.
Buys a Fine Auto.
Mr. and Mis. John Crook art* now
the possessors of one of the finest
autos in the city, or for that matter
in Southeastern Nebraska. The ma
chine is a Franklin of file improved
type. It is a seven-passenger car of
tiic six-cylinder, sixty horse power
class. One of the finest features of
the car is the absence of cranking.
In Mr. Crook's new machine a button
is pushed and the work is done,which
makes it safe and easy for a lady to
handle such a car. The workmanship
of the entire car is of the very best
and it is not. only fine in machinery
and equipment, but in point of beau
ty and finish it will he hard to heat.
St. Thomas Church.
George L. Neide, rector Sexa
gesima Sunday, or the second Sunday
before Lent. Morning service at
10:45. Subject, “Jonah’s Warning to
Ninevah.” During the offertory Mrs.
Charles Boyle and Miss Grace Mad
dox will sing a soprano-contralto du
et. Evening service at 7:50. The rec
tor would like to see every member
of the parish at these services.
O. P, Heck and Ferd M. Harlow,
who have been conducting a success
ful commission business have
dissolved, Mr. Heck retaining the
commission business and Mr. liar
low the oil business.
Powell & Bowers have bought out
Maust Bros., of the Lyric Theater
and thus secured control of both pic
ture shows in town. Both shows will
be run the same as usual for the
GOSSETT PATENTS VALUABLE
DENVER CAPITALISTS TO EX
PLOIT THE SAME
Suit in Federal Court Settles Valid
ity of Patent and the Capi
talists Are Satisfied.
On Saturday of last week our fol
low townsman. Mr. William Gossett,
concluded a deal with some Colorado
capitalists for the exploitation of
his patents for new and useflul im
provements of wheelbarrows and im
proved screen hinge, by which a
corporation with a paid up capital of
$50,000 was provided for with princi
pal manufacturing plant in Denver.
Colorado. This deal lias been in
contemplation for several months.but
owing to the fact that a suit was
pending in the Federal Court at Lin
coln involving an alleged infringement
of Mr. (iossett’s patent for new and
useful improvements of wheelbarrows
by Charles II. Heinemati, also of this
city, the enterprise has been held in
abeyance awaiting the result of that
litigation. As that suit.so far as the
validity of Gossett's patent is con
cerned, has been practically determin
ed in his favor the Question of dam
ages for the infringement only re
maining to be settled the Denver
capitalists were satisfied to conclude
the deal, and the contracts and nec
essary articles of incorporation were
prepared in the office of Reavis &
Reavis on last Saturday and the en
terprise for the manufacture and
sale of the patented articles named
will now proceed without further in
The territory over which the cor
poration will have exclusive right, is
limited to the states and territories
west of the states of Kansas and Ne
braska, including Lower California
and the Republic of Mexico. The rest
of the United States and the Domin
ion of tlie Canadas are still at the
disposal of Mr. Gossett. The Denver
capitalists who are putting their mon
ey into the business of exploiting the
patent of Mr. Gossett, pronounce his
patent concerning wheelbarrows one
of the most valuable ever issued in
the United States.
When his patent is fully introduc
ed and exploited in the country Mr.
Gossett, will be made one of the rich
est, men in the state and he deserves
to be. We do not. care to discus* the
vexatious litagation that lias been be
FATAL ACCIDENT IN YARDS
W L BEAUCHAMP DRAGGED TO
DEATH BY M P PLUG
_ __ *
Skull Was Crushed Other Deaths
in the City and Over the
County Infants Die,
Early this (Thursday) morning W.
L. Beauchamp, a well known figure
about town and especially about the
M. IV yards, was killed south of town
on the M. I*, tracks. Ills skull was
crushed, causing death instantly. One
foot was amputated and an arm fract
ured. Baits of bis clothing were also
torn and scattered along the truck
No one saw the accident, conse
quently positive information as to
cause of deatli is lacking. From
evidence along the track it would
seem that bis body was dragged a
distance of sonic tidO feet.lmving first
been struck 01 can hi near the cross
ing where his. hat lay.
It appears that Mr. Beaucnmp was
on his way to work, on the eon*
struetion work in the new yards,when
he was killed by the morning plug
going south. He was seen about the
station a short time previous to the
passing of the plug, and lie was
known to ride down to his work. II
is presumed that lie was on the train
and that the accident occurred when
he tried to jump off. Possibly some
part of his clothing catching and
dragging him to his untimely death.
Tlie train men failed to notice the
accident, and the body was not
found until some time later. I)r.
Wilson, coroner, at once took charge
of the body, a jury was hastily cm
panneled composed of Win. Nation,
Fred Knickerbocker. Wallic Dean, .1.
H. Miller. Wni. Heiscr and W. W.
Goolsby, who rendered a verdict of
death by fracture of skull.
Iteavis & Abbey, undertakers, have
charge of the body.
Beauchamp has lived in Hiawatha
and Falls City for many years, be
ing always identified with the M. P.
railroad, until recently when he be
gan working for the Construction Co.
He leaves a wife, two sons now in
North Yakiino, Wash., and a daugh
ter in Oklahoma.
Mrs. Beauchamp lias been quite
sick forjhe past week and file news
of the accident lias well nigh pros
trated her. Some fears are enter
tained of her surviving the blow. Dr.
Wilson is waiting upon her and all
OUR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES
Friday evening, January 28th, at the Jenne Opera House,
the Falls City High School Basket Ball Team will attempt to
wrest from the Syracuse High Schol Team a second victory.
The Syracuse five are after the State Championship. Falls
City has defeated them once. If the visitors lose this game
they are disqualified for the State Championship. Your pres
ence will heli> “our boys” to victory.
Game called at 8:00 o’clock. Don’t miss it.
fore the Federal court for the last
two years, the object of which was
to annul a pretended patent for the
saute invention,the idea of which was
alleged to have been borrowed from
Mr. Gossett’s discovery.
What is 11 e matter with starting a
similar manufactory at Falls City?
COBBLING BY ELECTRICITY.
Expert Shoe Repairing Done While
This week II. M. Jenne, Falls City’s
progressive shoe man, introduced a
new feature into his cobbling depart
ment which will be of real interest to
every wearer of shoe leather. Mr.
Jenne has installed a Flemming shoe
repair outfit, consisting of stitcher,
trimmer, sander and polisher. The
machines are driven by electricity and
will do the ordinary work ot re
pairing quicker, and make this rath
er undesirable task a pleasant one.
The machines are made by the
Landis Machine Co., of St. Louis,
and are the latest and best for this
line of work, made. Mr. .Jenne is
to be comun tided for this addition
tot the mechanical feature of Falls
City. We need more labor saving
machinery in the different indus
tries in our (it). Labor is scarce and
wages high, and frequently skill in
doing first class hand work lacking.
A machine does the work quicker,
can usually be operated by unskilled
persons and does the work more ac
Score—Falls City, 31; McPherson,
One of the best games played so
far this season was put on last Fri
day evening at the -fenne Opera
House, by our boys' basket ball
team and tlie team from the college
at McPherson, Kansas. This is con
sidered one of Kansas’ best teams,
but our boys were in excellent trim
and gave them a game worth seeing.
The first half was nip and tuck be
tween the two contesting*teams and
tlie excitement in the audienee was
up to tlie limit, in tlie second hull'
Falls City bad things coming their
way, and tlie score at tlie ripst stood
111 to 1*! in favor of Falls City Our
boys have nothing but favorable
tilings to say of tlie visitors and
consider them a jolly bunch. They
hope in the future to have another
game witht hem.
is being done that tender bands
can do to comfort and strengthen her
in her distress and sorrow
Uncle Johnny Tobin died at three
o'clock last Saturday morning at
the home of his niece, Mrs. Jerry
Kanaly, at. tilt advanced age of eigh
ty-two years. He was born in Can
ada and for many years was a resi
dent of New York state, where lie
operated a nursery, lie has been a
resident of Nebraska for years and
when he first came here followed the
nursery business. He lias but few
near relatives here other than Mrs.
Kanaly and Fat Murphy, hut has
children that are well-to-do in New
For a number of years ha lias
been an inmate of the poor farm, al
though relatives had repeatedly ask
cd him to make their home his home
As old age and its afflictions came
on, liis wish seemed to be to be
with Mrs. Kanaly, where lie received
every care. His death was due to
old ago and a complication of dis
eases, although his last sickness cov
ered a period of only a few days.
Funeral services were held from
th<> Catholic church mid burial in
the Catholic cemetery.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs.Clar
ence Smith, only a week old passed
away last Saturday afternoon. In
the one short week of his life lie
had become so dear to the parents,
that sympathy and condolence seems
a poor offering to the parents whose
heartsaehe foi the little one whose
soul has been called hack by the
angel of death to the Father, Who in
llis wisdom lias spared him hut a
little while. Short services were held
at the home by Mr. Day and burial
made in Steele cemetery.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. K.
L. Morgan, living near Straussville,
died Wednesday morning. The baby
was only four days old and to the
parents is extended sincerest sympa
thy in their hour of sorrow over tin
loss of their darling. May the One
who said "Suffer little children to
come unto M- comfort them ill tin
hour of trial.
The funeral services of the little
son of Mr. anti Mrs. I. It. Whitaker,
James Stanley Whitaker,was conduct
ed from the home Sunday, January
2.'!d, at two o'clock |> in., Rov. F.
Ellsworth Day of the Christian
Little Stanley was the youngest
child, and was such a bright, loving
hoy that il 1h doubly hard for the
parents to give him up. He was
horn April lid. 15)08, and was one
year and nine months old.
The minister spoke feelingly about
the investments of life and stated
that this father and mother had an
investment in that heavenly land Unit
is beyond human estimation. For
Hod lias in his great love for us
prepared a place for the innocent,
anil lie has taken this little one up
in His arms to keep for the loved
While Hie yearnings of love can
not lie stifled, we will wait His own
good time to meet again and hear
the prattle and see the smile. We
do not fear for the little voyager, for
the child lias gone, simple and trust
ing into Hie presence id’ the all-wise
Father, and of such is the kingdom
Thy days, my darling one,were few
An angel's morning visit.
That came and vanished with the dew
'Twas here 'lis gone where is It?
I cannot tell to what sweet dell
The angels may have borne thee;
Hut. this I know, thou canst not go
Where hearts will fail to find thee.
Hem of the hearth, our household
Could love have saved, thou hadst
Our dear, sweet child!
Humbly we bow to Fate's decree;
Vet had we hoped that Tliirre should
Thee mourn for us; not us for thee.
Yet 'tis halm to our despair,
Fond, fairest boy,
That heaven is Hod's, and thou art
With him in joy;
There past are death and all its woes
There Life's sweet stream forever
And rapture’s day no sunset knows.
The sorrowing loved ones have
the sympathy of the entire communi
ty. beautiful music was furnished
for the servii es by a double quartet
consisting of Misses Saylor and Pra
ter, Mesdames Marion and Day, and
Messrs. Towh . Reavis, Mositnan and
Prof. Jones. —Contributed.
GOETLIEB DIETSCH DEAD.
Dropped Dead Suddenly Wednesday
One of Rulo’s oldest and most res
pected citizens was called to his
reward Wednesday evening, when
Goetlieli IlletBch died suddenly while
going about his home place, about
He was a man of advanced ago,and
though not physically strong for
some time, he has enjoyed as good
health as tin- average man of his age.
Mr Dietsch was born in Germany,
but left home and family when a lad
of fifteen to come to this country.
He lived in Hotli Pennsylvania and
Illinois before coming to Nebraska.
More than thirty-five years ago lie
and his good wife opened a hotel
in Itulo, where they did a prosperous
business, uniil all they had was lost
Iri a big fire. Mr. Dietsch then en
gaged in tile furniture and undertak
ing business, which lie continued un
til a few years ago when his advanc
ed age caused him to retire and en
joy a well earned rest. The pros
perity and advancement of Itulo ever
layed close to Mr Dietsch and he
was always ready to build up and
maintain bis town. lie was an ex
emplary citizen and doubtless there
is none in that little city who held a
higher place in the hearts and es
teem of all people than that gentle,
kindly old gentleman.
Of the five children of the Dietsch!
family only two remain. Mrs George
Oranib of Ruin and George Dietsch;
of Hastings These with their dear
laolhci will it-< t iu' tie d» i pt si. lo
patby of a wide circle of friends w ho
will mourn with them the loss of a
devoted and loving husband and
father, an upright, honorable citizen
and loyal friend
As we go to press we have . not
learned the day or hour set for the
REV. J. F. WATSON.
Brethren Minister Preached His In
troductory Sermon Sunday.
Key. .1. K. Watson, the new pas
tor of the United Brethren church,
arrived in Falls City last Wednes
day with Mrs. Watson and her moth
er. They are getting comfortably lo
cated fci tlie U. B. parsonage.
Hev. Watson held his initial service
Sunday. A good audience was out
to welcome him. In the afternoon he
addressed the “Men’s Meeting" tit
the Christian church.
He came to Falls City front Hunt
ington, Ind . where he was conducting
evangelistic services. His last, reg
ular appointment was at Beaver, la.,
where he succeeded in building a
new. commodious church.
The people of Falls City extend to
Brother Watson a cordial welcome,
and wish him a pleasant dnd fruit
ful sojourn among us.
A Broken Leg.
Mnhlon Stump met with an un
fortunate accident while picking corn
for Ij. Knickerbocker. While work
ing in the field Monday he slipped on
the Ice and fell and sustained a brok
en leg. Dr. Wilson was called to
set the bone and he is doing nicely.
PEAL OF WEDDING BELLS
THEY RING FOR A HAPPY TRIO
OF " NEWLY WEDS "
The Weeks Matrimonial Ventures
the County Over and Attend
ing Social Functions.
At St Francis Catholic church on
Tuesday morning. January 25th. Itev.
II Ilex with the Impressive ring cere
mony united In the holy bonds of
wedlock, Miss Katherine Shulenberg,
eldest daughter of Mrs. Hannah Shul
enberg, and Mr. George Sinclair,botli
of and well known in this community.
The bride was beautifully attired
in while silk and carried a cluster of
cream roses. Tile bridesmaid, Miss
Kllen Shulenberg, sister of the
bride, was attired in a beautiful
beautiful gown of soft light blue.
Mr. William Gunn acted as best
At 12:00 o'clock a ...ion was
tendered the bride and groom by the
bride’s mot iter, Mrs. Hannah Shulen
berg, at which about fifty guests
were entertained, and a repast ser
ved that will linger long in the mem
orles of those present.
Wednesday evening a dancing
party was held by Mr. and Mrs.
Itay Meyers, tit Wahl's hull in honor
of the newly wedded, and a most,
pleasant evening was passed by the
The bride is the eldest daughter of
Mrs. Hannah Shulenberg, and is a
most estimable young lady, and one
whom home training and disposition
fits her to reign as a home queen—
the highest position attainable for
The groom is a young, successful
farmer living south of town—one of
those agriculturists that lias won his
way and made good.
The Tribune joins with an admiring
community in extending wishes for
a long, happy and useful life.
Married at Omaha.
Relatives In this city recieved word
this week of the marriage of Miss
Nellie I lore and Mr. Frank Havis in
Omaha. The marriage took place on
Wednesday, and was a complete sur
prise to. their many friends.
For many years the hride made her
home in this city and is well known
to most of our people. About six
years ago she moved to Omaha with
her parents, and since that time has
been employed iri a telephone office
at that place.
The groom is an electrician, and
holds a lucrative position in that
eity. Mrs. Davis' many friends here
The marriage of Mrs. Lydia Hin
ton and Mr. Ole Oleson occurred last.
Thursday in Auburn, much to the
surprise of their Falls City friends.
They went to Auburn on the noon
train, where they were married by
the county judge, returning on the
plug in the evening. Few of their
friends were prepared for the news
of her marriage but join us in ex
tending congratulations and best
wishes to the worthy couple.
Richardson County in The State
John Rleschick from northeast of
Falls City and daughter. Miss Anna,
won three awards at the Lincoln Corn
show last week. Mr Ricschick won
second on best single ear in state of
Nehntska.also a prize on Boon county
Anna took third prize on best ten
ears of Reeds Yellow in junior class.
District Court Notes.
Tlie February term of court will
f• r*•»vf»rjf* rv 7*^i with
both a grand and petit jury. Judge
Rapcr will probably preside.
Amour the flew cases filed the
past ueik is the case of itoy Daggett
is. Vera Daggetl for divorce. Mr.
Daggett has just returned from Colo
rado where lie went to regain posses
sion of liis five-year-old daughter.
His wife surrendered the child with
Tin Sutorious-Stalder case which
resulted in a verdict for $1,400 for
the plaintiff several months ago has
been appealed to the supreme court.
Him fs on the part of the defendant
were served last week.
The county attorney has dismissed
the case against Michael Meliza of
Verdon for stabbing Frank Bennett on
Thanksgiving evening. The intention
is to submit the matter to the grand
jury. Mr. Meliza, and his attorney,
Frank Keavis are confident thatthe
trial of this case will show that Mr.
Meliza acted in self defense and
that he was justified in what lie did.
The Miles will case, which was to
have been argued in the Supreme
court last week was postponed until
today, (Thursday) because of the
illness of Chief Justice Reese.
Nearly all of the drainage cases
are now off the docket. The Mis
souri Pacific case was settled last
week, and th ■ county case will be ar
gued in the Supreme court, February
It is expected that the grand jury
is going to have a busy time of it.
Several years have elapsed since a
grand jury has been called in tltis
county and a great deal of deviltry
has been indulged in that will bear
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