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The Falls City Tribune
Vol. VII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY II, 1910. Number 7
THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges. Clubs.
•\ very enjoyable dinner was given
iust Friday for Mrs. Margaret Mad
dox at her home by her daughters,
Mrs. John Powell, Miss Maddox and
Miss Grace Maddox. At one o’clock
i he guests were led to the dining
oom where place cards in floral de
signs marked the covers at two
'.whies for twenty-four guests. The
tables were nicely decorated, and
all vases held large quantities of
■uses and carnations. Before the
- ignal for being seated was given,
Mrs. Martha Weaver, in a few touch
ing remarks, presented Mrs. Maddox
w;th a handsome pearl brooch and
-olid gold cuff-links from the friends
msembled, many of whom have been
: . v friends since the early days of
Nebraska. The dinner which follow
. d was of tin' abundant, substantial.
id fashion sort and seemed to give
pleasure to all who gathered around
that, hospitiable board. After dinner
tne guests passed the time with games
music and speaking pieces. Mrs. I.
Roavis could easily "go ahead” on
1 tie story she told, and “The Arriv
,.j of Miss Pink Weed and Miss
rly Morning Glorg,” was the signal
r till sorts cf hilarity. Not only
was the drees of those' young ladies
mspeakably funny, but their manner
and general hearing would make the
■ ost sedate shake with laughter, i
•-< sides the beautiful gifts mentioned,
, onerous post cards were showered
pon Mrs. Maddox, also quantities of
uses, violets, carnations, candy and
-i veral other gifts,as it became known
among the friends that the clay mark
■4 the seventy-fifth anniversary of
c r birth. Almost fifty-six years of
cjtr life have been spent in this
minty, and many of’the guests were
tie friends of pioneer days. One
My present, Mrs. .1. K. Wilhite, at
tended Mr. and Mrs. Maddox’s wed
* .."tig over fifty-five years ago. they
(olng the first couple ever married in
■. ic liardson county.
Mrs. John A. Crook gave two of
■ he largest, as well as prettiest, part
' s of the week complimentary to
VJrs. .MeKee of Paonia. Col., Miss
;>ylor of Texas and Miss Eiclitenwar
ien of Dunbar, Neb. On Thursday
M ter noon''a large, company of ladies
...Ksembled for whist. Seven tables
ere placed for the game. Partners
were formed by means of hand*
ainted score cards of violets. A
tineh of sweet violets accompanied
in- card. The games were played
ith great interest until five o’clock,
’he honors being well distributed. The
<gh school orchestra was present.
..ad their music added to the after
noon’s pleasures. A delicious sup
per of two courses was served, Mrs.
nr.-1 and Mrs. Will Crook assisting
On Saturday afternoon Mrs. John
Crook entertained a company of
friends. Guests for eight tables
were present. Dainty score cards,
andpainted with violets marked the
iable and couple. Of the eight games
niayed Mrs. Hargrave and Ethel Hut
hens won seven each. Mrs. Charles
Hivis being awarded the consolation, j
T’be orchestra furnished enjoyable
music during the afternoon. At five
■ Clock the delicious supper was serv
(1, a bunch of violets being present
'd each guest between courses. A
jolly half-hour followed, each guest
■ ing disinclined to bring to an end
null a pleasant afternoon. The
(.nests of honor were in the receiving
ne with Mrs Crook, while Mrs. W.
Crook, Mrs Hurst and Mrs. Will
Crook assisted in entertaining,
‘/rs. Dr. Trotter, the bride of the
week, was present.
Mr, and Mrs. E. K. Hurst enter
• dned the high school boys basket
'•all team and their girl friends, also
ho debating squad and their friends
Monday evening. Som’erset was play
> d and the contest was very spirited.
Refreshments were served during the
Mrs. Amelia Spence was hostess to
ike A. B. Whist club Tuesday even
ing at the National hotel. The hus
bands of the club ladies were the
guests of honor. Guests were present
lor eleven tables, and the game was
thoroughly enjoyed during the even
!ng, all entering heartily Into the
friendly contest. The rule of the
club to limit the refreshments was
despcnscd with and a fine supper was
Mrs. W. li. Dorrington entertained
at dinner Saturday evening for Mrs.
Veaeh and her guest, Mrs. Olds of
California. Covers were placed for
eight and an excellent, dinner was
A number of tin* gentlemen friends
of George Grinstcad were entertained
tit dinner at his home Saturday by
his daughter Miss Floy, assisted by
her two sisters. Mrs. Gilligau and
Mrs, Waggoner. The affair was in
honor of hsi seventy-third birthday.
Al the dinner table, beautifully dec
orated with cut flowers, covers were
placed forNen and an elaborate* din
ner was served in four courses. Af
ter dinner It* v. Day, on behalf of the
gentlemen present. presented Mr.
Grinstcad with a beautiful leather
rocker as an evidence of the love and
esteem in which he is held by them.
The gentlemen lingered until late in
the evening, enjoying to the fullest
the pleasures of the evening.
The Wednesday evening whist eiub
held their last meeting of the season
on Monday evening this week with
Miss Alice Keeling. Guests for an
extra table were invited and a thor
oughly enjoyable evening passed. Miss
Nail Hutchings and Clare Tanner
won tin' honors of the evening for the
most games. Lovely refreshments
were served at 11 o'clock, after which
the game was resumed for a short
time. The evening was undoubtedly
a pleasant, one and all lingered until
a late hour.
Mrs. George Boyer was hostess to
the A. B. whist club on Monday after
noon, which was the last meeting of
the club before lent. The entire
membership was present and enjoyed
a delightful afternoon. The honors
fell to Mrs. Sidney Spence and Mrs.
i. (’. Mansi, who won all th<> games.
Dainty refreshments were served at
live o'clock. Upon this occasion Mrs.
Samuel Walil was a guest of the club.
The regular meetings will be resum
ed following caster.
Among the most delightful and suc
cessful events in society circles this
week were the musicales given by
Mrs. Himmelreich and Mrs. Kate
Steele, at the Himmelreich, residence
on North Stone street last Tuesday
afternoon and evening. Floral decor
ations added to the beauty of the
home, cut flowers and potted plants
being conveniently placed nboul. At
two-thirty in the afternoon forty-five
ladies assembled and enjoyed a pleas
ng musical program. Mrs. McKee
was very generous with her music
and Mrs. G. L. Neido sang beautifully,
'The Song My Mother Used to Sing"
which with a few readings made up
an enjoyable program. Excellent re
freshments were servi d in two cour
ses at four o’clock. Miss Maddox.
Miss Kale Ileaeoek and Miss Ethel
Hutchins assisting in serving. Al
ways gracious and pleasing, Mrs.
Himmelreich and Mrs. Steele made
the afternoon one of unqualified pleas
ure for their guests.
The second entertainment was held
at six o'clock when nilile sixty-five
ladles were present. Assisting the
hostess at the second function were
Misses Heacoek, Lapp. Grace Maddox
and Ethel Hutchens. The musical
program was opened by Mrs. McKee,
after which Mrs. Charles Boyle sang
■‘What the Chimney Said.” Miss
Floy Grinstead gave a reading, “An
Old Sweetheart of Mine." At the
request of a number of friends Mrs.
Neide, who was present, was asked to
again sing,“The Song Mother Used
to Sing," Mrs. Gist played, Le ,luif
Errant,and Mrs.King sang the Tostoi
"Good-bye," and ‘‘A Summer Night.”
The program was fine. At a suitable
hour delightful refreshments were
On Monday Mrs. Win. Higgins en
tertained a company of friends and
relatives at dinner. The affair was
complimentary to her two sisters,Mrs
Thomas Cashman and Mrs. Katt
Casey of Oklahoma. On Tuesday Mrs
Delia Sanford entertained at dinner
the same ladies being the guests of
Thursday Mrs. Nellie King enter
tained about forty friends at dinner.
A delightful dinner was served and
those present thoroughly enjoyed it.
The guests of honor were Mrs. Casey
and Mrs. Cashman of Oklahoma.
Continued on Cast 1’wie
OUR BANNER ENTERPRISE
THE LEO CIDER AND VINEECAR
As a Producer of Pure Apple Vin
egar It Has Few Equals in
Capacity or Quality
Forty or fifty years ago it was tie
lieved to be Impossible to raise fruit
in Nebraska, liarly Settlers in their
anxiety to secure some fruit planted
comparative!'’ large orchards. Today
Richardson county produces ' great
quantities of apples for which there
lias heretofore been no market.
To provide a local market for the
thousands of bushels of otherwise un
marketable apples, the Leo Cider &■
Vinegar Co., was organized. Tin*
company is capitalized at $20,000 and
Incorporated under the 'laws of Ne
braska. Sonic of Falls City's most
enterprising finanrb rg are back of
Tile company Inis erected six
buildings, one to lie used as an en
gine house, m:e for the press, and
four large stock rooms, each 50x100
feet. The entire floor space cover
ing 37.000 wq. ft. or nearly an acre of
ground. The plant will be* capable
of caring for 10,000,000 gallons of
apple juice, when running at its full
Only pure eider vinegar will be
manufactured in conformity with the
Pure Food Orug AH. All kinds of
apples can lie used. The only require
ment made is that they be sound.
The propoity is located on the M.
P. tracks, south of town, its pro
moters are pushing the work on the
plant to have everything in shape for
DISGRACEFUL SALOON ROW
ALL-AROUND SCRAP ENDS WITH
MAN BEING KNIFED
Wild and Wooly West Stunts Pulled
Off at Alexander's "Thirst
Parlor"-A Gun Play
William Millar Seriously Knifed In
In a Saloon Mix-up.
In a fight which originated in Alex
under s saloon Saturday evening be
tween John Hoppe and a fellow by
iht> name of Woodring from I'-arada
William. Miller was seriously carved
I with an open knife.
Miller undertook to separate the
fellows when “Jonah" Vaughn in
terfered with an open knife and cut
'Miller across tin- abdomen and over
: ilie heart am. In the Imek. The knife
1 tinuu i loved ill Vaughn's hand, nearly
| cull ins his tiii' i r iii I wo.
Vaughn was arrested, and in de
| fault of JAon bail, was locked up.
lb Wilson took charge of Miller,
] who is doing as well as could lie < x
While the fight was on Saturday ev
t filing Warren Suavely tried to pick
! a quarrel with George Collier and re
ceived a thorough trouncing for his
Arthur French)’, I he nigger with si
record, threatened bar-tender Carr,
during the Miller fight. Carr may
have French) put under peace bond.
Champion Boys’ High School Basket Ball Team, 1909-10.
the fall applt crop. This fall fanners
will find an open market for all their
surplus apples, and Incidentally the
merchants and business men of the
city will reap a portion of the ad
Committee Goes to Atchison.
The committee appointed by the
Commercial Club to go to Atchison
and investigate the poultry feeding
and packing plant of Mr. Hanna, lias
returned ami express themselves well
satisfied with what they saw. The
plant does u big business. Mr. IJanna
I promises to erect a similar plant
' here provided the city furnish him
With one-half acre of ground as a
building sit •. Steps are being taken
! to secure the same, and Falls City
will land another enterprise, which
will be of immediate value to every
farmer in the vicinity.
A Compliment to Prof. Darner From
A professor of penmanship in a
' prominent commercial college of
'Ontario, Canada, has given Prof. li.
I, Darner of Kails City Business Col
lege an order to write for him an
.ornamental letter for advertising pur
poses. The li tter will he a full page,
and Prof. Darner will receive ft’u.OO
for his work
THIEF OUTWITTED BY HENS.
; Left Sack Containing Pair of Leather
Fly-nets by Corn Crib and Ran.
A peculiar thing happened at the
farm of W. P Fergus, one and one
i quarter mile:- \v< st of town, Tuesday
Late in the night some one with a
Faek-wiihin-a sack in which, presum
; iibly he thought there were more
siteks, came to Mr. Fergus' corn
crib to get some corn. While the
thief was reconnoitre, n roost broke
in the nearby poultry house, and the
i frightened liens set up a gn at flutter,
i alarming the thief and causing him
to leave, minus iiis sticks.
Upon examination Mr. Fergus
found the first sack to contain a
clean sugar sack, carefully tied, in
which was a pair of good leather fly
nets. It is supposed that the thief
purloinedo this sack somewhere in
I town thinking it contained other
sacks. The owner can get his fly
nets by calling upon Mr. Fergus
No thieves need apply.
Good Word From Stella.
Special fioiu Sh-Qji
The Falls City debating leant iuet
the Stella uig'n school in a debate at
, the opera house Friday evening, and
! when tney ha« finished, our folks
knew that Falls City had been here.
Falls City may well fell proud of
their splendid team and of 1‘rof.
Hays as an Instructor and a “coach.’'
SENECA v. FALLS CITY.
A Victory For Falls City at Jenne
Opera House Friday Night.
If there was a spectator who left
leiuie's opera house Friday night
without a kink in his voice we want
him to furnish us his name.
The Seneca, Kns., basket hall
team was in town for tile pui*posc of
showing our unbeatable five a few
tiling: about the game. They brought
with them quite a bunch of rooters,
unlimited confidence begotten of a
season of vie lories and no defeats,
and the referee, just keep it in mind
that they brought the referee.
This champion Kansas team out*
weighed the local hoys at least
thirty pounds to the man and the con
trast in size was very discouraging
lo local enthusiasts us the two teams
lined up for the struggle.
tint the battle isn't always lo the
big. and ilie game had not proceeded
vers far until these active young
sters of ours had the Kansas giants
leaning against the posts with their
tongues hanging out. Fast! well the
Seneca crowd though! it was the
Fourth of .lulv and'Ibat they were
watching the fireworks. Yoder's op
ponent spent most of the evening
looking around the field for hiut with
out great success, save during the
intermissions occasioned by the
Kansas referee calling fouls, which
would give the searcher time to catch
But that referee!
From the days of John Brown
down to Mary Kllon Lease, Kansas
has been reasonably busy producing
freaks, but there is a limit even In
Kansas and this referee is “IT." A
more dellherati attempt to steal a
game was nev« r exhibited and a more
liraz.on and unsportsmanlike fellow
Ilian this referee never idew a whist
le He utilizid every opportunity
and created fanciful situations to
inflict a penalty on Falls City. He
called seventeen fouls on the local
team and not one on Seneca. Think
of it., two whole halves without a
single foul. Such a thing never oc
rured before in the history of the
game, and never will again until I Ids
fellow referee, another game for
But notwithstanding the excess
beef and the referee, our hoys won
by a score of da to UT. Tin* rela
tive merits of the teams would war
rant a score of about 4."> to 15,which
fact can he easily demonstrated by
i game on neutral grounds and with
Former Res.dent of Falls City Serious
ly Burned in Council Bluffs
Friends of Mrs.Ross,formerly Mias
Anna Dorrington. whose parents live
in Falls City, will lie pained to leant
of tlie unfortunate accident of which
site was the victim.
While at the home of her sister,
i-lie undertook to check the fire in
a base burner which bad gotten be
yond control, by unwisely pouring
water into the fire. The water ex
ploded with considerable force driv
ing the steam buck upon Mrs. Ross,
and painfully scalding her arms. As
last reported she is doing well and
will : oon be able to he about as
v High School Debate.
In tlm debate between the high
schools of Stella and Falls City held
an ; plat < Frida) night Fall
City won unanimously.
Tile question was, "Resolved, tlint
labor unions are on the whole bene
Affirmative, Stella, Miss Delink k,
fifty-three and two-thirds; .lean Plas
ters, sixty-nine and one-third; Miss
Argali rigid, eighty-one.
Negative, Falls City, Jean Cain,
eighty four and one-third; Camille
Reyda, seventy-seven and one-third;
.lames Fulloon, eighty-three and one
Miss Anna Dockhorn of this city
and Nathan Linton of Oklahoma
City were married at the Methodist
parsonage Tuesday. They were ac
companied l>y (!. J. Crook and wife,
and a few others, Rev. Brooks per
forming the ceremony. The liappy
couple will make th£ir home in Okla
| lioma City. The Tribune joins in
' extending congratulations.
I pure Bred Silver Laced Wyandotte
j bens. Your choice at $ 1.00 each. —*
1 li. L. Rahlf. Pleasant Hill Farm.
HANGED BY ROLLER TOWEL
A YOUTHFUL CONTEST NEARLY
Little Joe Reavis Has Narrow Es
cape from Strangulation
A very peculiar accident happened
al llie home of Frank Ulilig, Sunday,
and one that emphasizes the dangers
of tin’ endless towel.
Little Joe, with his parents were
visiting at tin- Uhlig home, and he and
his little cousin were having a race
to see which could dry himself
quickest without the use of his
hands. Mrs. Ilea vis noticing the
boys were very quiet., went to inves
tigate and found her little ten year-old
son hanging in the loop of the
towel. Ills feet off the floor and his
face purple ami black. She took him
out of the precarious position and af
ter hard work restored him to con
HelousnesH. How lie happened to get
caught up in this way is a mystery.
The probabilities are that the little
fellow fainted and fell into the folds
of the towle and would have strangl
ed In a short time if not noticed.
Report of R. A, Neitzel, City Treas
urer, Falls City, Nebr.
Tlie following In (he report of it. A.
Neit/.el. treasurer of Falls City, Nebr.,
from December 51, 1909 to ami includ
ing Fob. I. 1919.
Water and Fight Fund Received
since last report, $1305.49; paid out
Fleetric light Immls and interest —
(Jeneral Fund Received. $193.50
paid out. $333 10.
Occupation Fund Received $1.50
Sinking Fund—Received, $77.40.
Fibrary Fund Received $31.52 and
paid out $ 128. I s.
Park Fund Received $4 8 37, paid
Park Improvement Fund Received
Sanitary and Poor Received $19.35.
Fmergency Fund Received $193.58.
Total cash balance on hand $7426.31
I R A. Neit/.el, city treasure r of
Falls City, Nebr.. do hereby certify
Hint Hie foregoing statement is an ac
curate abstract of the records of my
office, and that the collections, rtis
Imrsmeiits and balances on hand, are
true, correct to the best of my know
ledge and belli f. It A. NKITZFF,
WINS FIRST PRIZE,
Richardson County Farmer Takes
First Prize at The Corn Show.
II I,. Kalilf, one of ItichardBon
county's progressive farmers, living
half a mile west of Kails City t«>ok
several prizes at the Lincoln Corn
Show, and one prize at the Internat
ional Corn Show at Omaha.
Mr. Kalilf has been making a spec
ialty of select corn culture for some
time His seed corn has for some
time attained to a local reputation
and is hum h sought for by farmers
who are desirous ot improving their
stand of corn.
At Lincoln Mr. Kalilf took first
premium on his display of Calico
corn. He w is awarded a prize on
his entries of white and yellow corn,
each variety of which scored sixty
'ive points. ,\i Omaha lib was award -
. ,| third pri/ • on his Calico corn.
The department of agriculture at
'ishington has made special note
of the excellencies of Mr. Rahlf’s
displays aim written him a letter
commending the same and oxpressing
the department’s appreciation of his
efforts to further the interests of
'•$10,'’ Said Judge Gagnon.
A fellow going by the name of
Edwards and posing as a wrestler was
about town about ten days. Ho suc
ceeded in beating Mrs. Curran out
of a hoard bill. He was located in
Nebraska it> and Deputy McFarland
went up ■ and brought him back. It
has since been learned that ho “skin
ned'' many others out of money.
Judge Gagnon fined him JlO.uO and
cost, and as he could not pay up ho
was sent to the county jail.
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will give a 25c supper at th«
Maust building, Friday evening, Feb
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