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The Falls City Tribune
Vd. VII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1910* Number 9
THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges. Clubs.
Mrs l, C Maust gave a small
bridge party on Thursday afternoon
to a few friends. Guests for two
tables were present and the game
enjoyed throughout the afternoon.
Dainty refreshments were served
by tin hostess at the close of the
gpme. The afternoon was a very
pleasant one. Among the guests was
Mrs Bruno lfanson of Omaha.
Mrs. Stephen B. Miles entertained
with bridge Saturday afternoon from
two until six o'clock. Three tables
were placed for the game in which
interest was manifested until five
o'clock, when a lovely supper was
served. Tint honors were very even
ly divided in the garnets. The after
noon was most pleasant. Mrs. Han
son of Omaha was present.
Mrs. Barbara Dilts was given a
genuine surprise last Friday night
by her friends and neighbors. It
was the occasion of her eighty-sec
ond birthday anniversary. Refresh
ments were served and a most enjoy
able time was experienced by till
present. A variety of presents and
tokens of good will were left behind.
Last Frdiay night Miss Mablo
Greeuwald treated her Sunday
school class to a pleasant evening.
Refreshments were served and every
body had a royal, good time.
The Friends in Council met
in regular session Friday night at
the home of Mrs. Ed Fisher. There
was a good attendance. Roll call
was responded to with current events.
Miss Minnie McDonald read a good
paper on “What Becomes of all
the Stud nts Stealing Art?'' After
which Mrs. Fisher led in a round
table. Light refreshments were
(iranduiatheer Schlosser celebrated
her 74Ui biilhduy anniversary Wed
nesday. Her many friends scattered
over the United States reminded
her of their interest and good-will
by giving ^< r it post card shower.
It proved quite a surprise to Mrs.
Schlosser, cards turning tip from
.any old and almost forgotten sour
ces. May she find this her seven
ty-fifth year a pleasant and hopeful
The Harlan school gave the par
ents and friends of the pupils a
pleasant entertainment in honor of
Washington’s birthday. Songs, read
ings and recitations, appropriate and
varied were happily rendered. Wash
ington and Lincoln were fittingly hon
ored. It was a pleasant afternoon for
Wednesday evening seven ladies
of the W. K. C. wi” their doughty
husbands undertook to atnlutsh Mrs.
I). C. Kirkpatrick, a fellow member.
It was the occasion of Mrs. Kirk
patrick's birthday. While she was
away to the theater the schemers
quietly laid an ambuscade in her
home. To say that site was taken
by complete Surprise, and quickly
overpowered is only to put it light
ly. Everybody brought baskets, and
the baskets contained substantial
ihings. The table was sot with
varied and good eatables to which
all did justice. After a very enjoy
able hour the party broke up wish
ing Mrs. Kirkpatrick many happy
returns of an an equally good time.
Y. P. A. Meeting.
The Y. P. A. of the Evangelical
Church gave the following program
to an appreciative audience Wednes
day evening. A collection for mis
sions was lifted, resulting in $15.00.
Duet—Martha Werner, Lillie Mosi
\ddress—Rev. J. Nannlnga.
Recitation—Martha Deuchler and
Pantomime—"Rock of Ages,' ’
Miss Caroline Wright left Monday
for Chicago. From there she will go
NEW BOOKS AT THE LIBRARY.
List of New Books Put in Circulation
At The Library, February 19th.
Campaigning With Grant—Porter.
History of European .Morals Lee
Kiddle of Personality—Uryct.
Music Lovers—Van Dyke.
History of U. S. Vol. 7 Rhodes
Historic Buildings of America
Memories and Thoughts—Harrison
Starting in Life—Fowler.
Races and Immigration in America- j
Youth and the City Streets- Ad
Hindrances to Good Citizenship
Kingdom of Earth—Partridge,
Lords of High Decision—Nicholson.
My Lady of the South—Parrish.
Court ot Inquiries—Richmond.
Moving of The Waters—Jay.
Harden in The Wilderness—Hermit.
Giant Sun and His Family—Proc
Water Wonders Every Child Should
Educational Wood Work in Home
Around the World With the Rattle
Biography of a Silver-Fox—Seton
Little Lady at the Fall of Quebec—
Betty Wales B. A.—Warde.
Dorothy Dainty in the City—
Rond to Oz—Baum.
Two Little Indians—Maguire.
Basket Ball Games.
The basket ball game between the
Nebraska City high school boys and
the Falls City high school boys play
ed at Nebraska City Friday evening
was so decidedly one-sided it. could
hardly be called an interesting game.
The score 70 to 10 In favor of Falls
City shows a game too easy to crow
over. Our boys are not “puffed” up
but are now in fine place to win
the state pennant.
The girls teams of Nebraska City
and Falls City played last Saturday
with the result that the visitors were
defeated by a score of 45 to 6. In
size tlie teams were very well mate li
ed up, but in ability the visitors could
not compare with our girl-'. The
audience was very generous with the
winners and gave them applause ev
ery time they made a good play.
The game was followed by a recep
tion at Wahl's hall, given by the high
school pupils for the visitors. All
sorts of games were enjoyed and
light refreshments were served. The
evening was truly a pleasant one.
Authority on Alfalfa.
Maybe John Wlltse’s most intimate
friends won't believe it. when we
say he is authority on the culture
of alfalfa, but. its a fact never-the
less. What John don't know about
that plant would set Coburn of Kan
sas to thinking. Recently Mr, Wil
tse sent a communication to an east
ern journal on the subject, and in
competition for a prize for the best
article, and a few weeks later a nice
bank draft accompanied a letter to
John informing him that his article
was the best.
Steele Cemetery Association.
The Steele Cemetery association
met last Friday night and elected the
following officers for the coming
year- G. W. Scliock, president; .1. R.
Wilhite, vice-president; W, II. Keel
ing, secretary; 1’. II. Jussen, treas
urer; E. S. Towle, .1. It. Holt and
Miss Margaret Steele, executive board
Plans were accepted embodying
many improvements, these include
the planting of trees, improved drive
ways, water-works and iron gates.
The Richardson County Sunday
Sciiool association will hold its reg
ular spring convention March 19
to 21 in Falls City, Nebr. Two state
workers and a number of other
prominent Sunday school workers of
Nebraska will be present. Each
school is invited lo send a delegation.
Entertainment, will be provided for
all who will notify the secretary of
their intention to come, in advance.
W. H WYLER, Secretary,
AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING
A MOVEMENT TO ORGANIZE A
Commercial Club Interested Prof
Darner Demonstrates Feas
ibility of the Scheme,
Tuesday night at the rooms of the
Falls Citty Business College, was the
scene of the most interesting meet
ings held In Falls City for a long
time. Interesting, we say, because w
feel certain that it will ultimately re
sult in tlie betterment of our grow
The meeting of which we speak
was held under the auspices of the
Falls City Commercial club, to con
sider a proposition to organize a
large school at Falls City. The meet
ing from a standpoint of numbers
was a lit tic discouraging, however
some of tlie best business men of
Falls City were there, and what was
lacking in numbers was made up
for in enthusiasm.
Mr. Evans, secretary and school
manager of the Smith Premier Type
writer Co., of Syracuse, N. Y., spoke
first, regarding the school proposition
in general. Mr. Evans was accom
panied by his demonstrator, Miss
Owens, and the western sales manag
er, Mr. Plowman of Omaha, Neb.
Those who were present had the
oppoi (unity of witnessing the skill
of one of the world’s greatest type
writ* r operators. Such an operator
as would fill Madison Square Garden
in New York City. Miss Owens wrote
on ordinary matter from dictation
lit! word: per minute without an
error, and on practice matter 180
words per minute without an error.
Mr. Plowman, a man with fifteen
years experience as a salesman for
the Typewriter Co., knows the com
mercial school business from begin
ning to end, and his talk created a
great deal of interest. He pointed to
many schools located in cities much
smaller than Falls City, and with less
sumunding territory, that were mak
ing a wonderful success. Seme of
them bringing in as many as two
thousand pupils each year. He is
of the opinion that Falls City can do
the same tiling and lie guarantees to
place all competent graduates in
good positions free of charge. Miss
Owens, Mr. Evans and Mr. Plowman
were obliged to leave early in order
to make the 3 0: 17 train for Lincoln.
Mr. Darner then spoke and seem
ingly proved to Hie entire satisfac
tion of all of those present that
there was not the least doubt but
what a good school and a big school
could be organized in Falls City. Al
so that there was no legitimate busi
ness in existence today that would
pay such dividends as a large school,
properly conducted. We regret that
we do not have space for a verbatim
report of his talk, hut we shall pre
sent it below in substance,
He said positively; that there wa
not a town in the state that was
more favorably located lor the
building up of a big school than Falls
That Falls City, according to the
1900 *ensus, had within a reasonable
radius three hundred and fifty thous
That there are one thousand pupils
from this surrounding territory who
are attending school each year that
would eventually cornu to Falls City
if they could secure the instruction
here that they can secure elsewhere.
That in tiiis territory there is prac
tically no competition and that a great
amount of timber is going to waste
That the railroad facilities are ex
celled by few other towns in the
He substantiated nearly all he said
by figures placed upon the black
board. These figures were as con
servative as anyone could make them
and keep within reason. They show
ed that the school would pay Its own
way the second year and would pay a
good dividend the third year.
Not one dissenting word was heard
from those present, but on the other
hand everybody seemed to be in fav
or of getting busy and pushing the
project to realization.
Mr. Graham expressed himself by
saying that there was nothing which
would tend to the up-building of the
town as much as a good school. He
said that it was better than a big
manufacturing establishment, because
it would bring as many people to the
town, and that the people brought to
the city by a school are a much
Fred Sebold came down from Oma
ha Thursday and spent a few days.
more desirable class than factory
The Commercial club will hold
another meeting in the very near fu
ture when something definite will
be done. It is up to the people of
Falls City to get busy and land this
proposition. It is something in which
not only every business man in tin1
town is interested, but every parent
and every person who wishes to bet
ter the social, educational ami moral
conditions of Falls City,
You can count on The Tribune
for any assistance in its power to
give, and its colums are free to any
one who wishes to agitate this en
A BEAUTIFUL ACT.
Who Will Be The Next To
hast Sunday night Kev. Brooks of
the Methodist church conceived the
rather unusual idea of taking his
uudieitce with him and making a
brotherly call upon the Brotheron
people during the hours of worship.
N j sooner conceived than carried
out and ids entire congregation arose,
loft their own comfortable auditorium
ami proceeded to where 11<■ \ Watson
and his flock were making themsel
That ttiey were agreeably sur
prised and greatly pleased by this
kindly sjiewing of denominational
courtesy and good will, goes without
saying. The act was jointly appre
ciated by all concerned, and will go
a long way toward strengtherhig the
tics of fellowship and mutual good
will between the two congregations.
But its influence extends beyond the
two sets or worshippers most imme
diately concerned. It was a kindly,
thoughtful act, which will go a long
way to show tlie outside world that,
after all that has been said to the
contrary, the church of Jesus Christ
makes for unity and peace.
't'lit re are those of us who earnest
ly pray and hope that this little act
of brotherly love will find others
who, as opportunity offers will go
and do 'ikewise.
BUYS EUROPEAN HOTEL.
P. H. Hermes Purchased Mrs. Belle
1’ H. Hermes lias purchased Mis.
Belle McPherson’s interest in the
European Hotel and has opened a
cafe. The place was formally opened
last Friday evening.
Mr Hermes has tasefully outfitted
the rooms occupied and offers the
public an elaborate bill of fare.
Persons preferring the European plan
of feeding to the simple American
way. will find Mr. Hermes capable of
meeting their most fastidious tastes
Annual House Warming.
Wednesday evening' the member'
ol the Brethren church and friends
gathered at the parsonage and spent
the evening in an all round good
As the custom was an innovation in
the experience of Brother Watson it
came somewhat as a surprise. it
was a very pleasant and agreeable
one however, since all brought bas
kets filled with good tilings.
Eacli one brought his Sunday-go-to
meeting smile witli him It was a
pleasant time, as all times ought to
be and might be, if brethern turned
their prickly sides in and their
smiling side out always.
It is entirely a misunderstanding,
when any one says or thinks, that
Mr. C. liershey lias anything what
ever to do with the charity work of
the churches in Falls City. We have
an organization of seven churches
for relief of the needy. We have
our own authorized committee, and
Mr. liershey is not in any way, shape
or form connected with this work.
Some have misunderstood the situa
tion, hence ttiis explanation. The
pastors and the charity committee,
have appointed the undersigned to
publish this statement In the city
press Uev. R. Cooper Bailey.
City Council Notes.
At the meeting of the city council
Friday night a resolution was passed
to incre ase the capacity of the water
works by installing a seventy-five
horse power boiler, and transferring
the Knowles pump from th old
plant and connecting it with the
wells. This increase in the capa*
ity of the station, it is estimated
will meet present requirements
ANNUAL C. A. R. BANQUET
THE OLD VETERANS GATHER
FOR YEARLY FEAST
W R C., Pastors and Their Wives
and Newspaper Represen
tatives the Guests
Tuesday night the U< A. It. gave
their annual opster supper in t.ho
G. A. It. hall. The \V. It C, the
city pastors and their wives, and
one lady representative from each
of the three city papers being
Promptly at six o'clock the tables
were charged upon with war tirin'
ardor and to the tunc of America.
They were quickly demolished and
the scattering oysters put securely
hy for safe keeping.
After the first grand charge
by the heavy 1 atlulions, several des
ultory skirmishes were indulged In
hy the light brigardo. Rev. Neido
leading, but closely and eagerly fol
lowed by Revs Day and Reiehel, Mr.
Marshall an old soldier from the
Keystone state, gallantly charging up
the rear, While the combatants worn
digesting their oysters, the ladies
came to (lie rescue. Miss Ploy Grin
stead with an excellent reading; the
Mesdames |,. c. Manger, Grant Sper
ry, Andrew Cameron and James 1-1 ill
with a quartet, "Tenting on The Old
Camp Ground;” and Mrs. James Hill
with an able paper on "Relief Corps
Tilt' ranks of the veterans arc
growing thinner each year. Death,
lhe uuvanquislied foe is levying his
toll. Slowly, but surely the Grand
Army of the Republic is being picked
off one by one.
Soldier rest thy warfare o’ei.
Sleep the sleep that knows no
Dream of battle fields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking
•loini W. Parlier was born in Mor
gan county, Illinois, March 1ft, 1850.
In 18 7 ti, oil lln* 25th day of December
lie was united in marriage witli Miss
Mary lilirabeth Jones at Sarpy Cen
ter Neb, liy the Rev. (Ioorge Scott
of the M 10. Church of that place.
They came to Richardson county in
September, 1881, and later to Falls
City in iX8b For fifteen years Mr.
Parlier was In the livery business in
He was a member of the Masons,
Knights of Pythias and 10 K. of S.
lodges, lie had been a faithful mem
ber of tiie Presbyterian < liurch for
many years, and prided himself on al
ways being present ai Sunday school.
Iiis favorite department of church
Cast March Mr. and Mrs. Parlier
went to Sligo. Col . where they took
up a homestead, but lie took sick in
May and was forced to return to his
home in Ibis city. He gained in
strength and was seemingly better
for a few months, but since Novem
ber in* lias been confined to his lied,
lie was cheerful and patient through
all his sickness. lie died Thursday
night at midnight, February 18th, at
the age of fifty-nine years, eleven
months and three days.
The funeral services wen- held |
Sunday afternoon, from the M B.
Church. Rev Brooks in charge, as
sisied by Revs. Day and Bailey. The
burial was conducted under the. aus
pices of the Masonic lodge inter
ment in the Steele cemetery.
The deceased leaves a wife, one
sister, Mrs. S. il. Harvey, and one
brother, Howard Parlier of Sayre, Oh
lahoina, to mourn his loss. All these
loved ones were with him when the
end came, and did all that mortal
hands could do to relieve his suffer
Card of Thanks.
We take this means of expressing
our heartfelt thanks to our many
kind friends and neighbors, also the
Masonic order, K. of P., and K. L.
of S., for the many acts of kindness
ami expressions of sympathy during
the sickness and death of our loved
one. We also wish to express our
thanks for the beautiful floral offer
ing Mrs. Parlier,
Mr. and Mrs. S. II. Harvey,
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones.
II. L. Jones.
Card of Thanks.
W sincerely thank the frie nds for
the kindness shown, and help and
sympathy given at the funeral of our
mother.—Henry Nedrow and Unit ti
ers and Sisters
Disposed of Various Cases—The Clan
cy Case Disposed of.
Tin; case of M. .1. Clancy of Daw
son was heard before the insanity
hoard Saturday. The board adjudg
ing Mr. Clancy both insane and a
dipsomaniac. Mrs. Clancy and her
lawyer, Attorney James, contested the
decision of the insanity board and
by a writ of habeas corpus had the
ease tried before Judge Raper, who
decided that whatever might tie
Clancy's troubles, insanity was not
one of them, and ordered ids release.
District court, convened again Wed
nesday after a recess since Saturday.
The first ease taken up was that of
the State v. Win. Curtis for assault
on the person of Janies Hill. A. E.
Han" and C. E. Reavls represent th«
state and Edwin Ealloou and If. A.
Lambert and Judge McCarthy the
defendant. Quito a number of wit
nesses have been called by both
sides. At the time of going to press
the case has not boon decided.
•Several of the whiskey indictments
are scheduled to come up tin's week.
Tin jury gave Dr. Hreeiie a ver
dict for $375, the amount sued for
against Mrs. Emma Shaw.
Judge Uugnnn issued Hie following
Win Alibelt, Troy, Kas .21
Hose I'iper, Troy, Kas.10
Herbert Walker, Stella.21
Florence Culp, Stella.25
Tlie following were applicants for
teachers' certificates, and took the
examination Friday and Saturday:
Anna Sheehan, Mario McCarthy,
Agnes Murphy, and Freda Fchr of
Falls City; Ruby Stauffer, Salem;
Julia and Coin DeMers of Humboldt.
Real Estate Transfers.
Following are (lie real estatt traus
ters for the week.
August A. Schmitt to Max (lilles
sen, 30 acres. Consideration $11,000.
Cnded States to John A. Hough 12#
Hinted States to John A. Mough 3#
United States to Elizabeth Du
lirivil, 320 acres.
Arnos E. (iuntt. referee to John It.
Kamel, lots 7, 8, 9, 10 in block 123
Falls Cltj Consideration $083
W. K. Harrington to Martha J.
Hits, lot 8 in block 07 Falls City
Jennie It I’yle to E. Hoselton, 12
acres in see 29, twp. J. range 17.
.1. K. Wilhite to K. Elmer lioseltou
12 aeies Consideration $1,473.
Cynthia h. Iiavis to Rebecca H.
Itahcock. lot 3 in block 3 Hays addi
tion to Humboldt. Consideration $200.
Herman Weiek, Jr., and wife to
Henry Frit*, Jr., 89 acrees in Itarada
precinct. Consideeration $9,000.
Anna V. Harris and Arthur Harris
to Martha J. Hilts, lots 1 and 2, block
94. Falls City. Consideration $850.
Martha J. Hilts and Charles Hilts
to Jacob Hunker, Jr lots 8 and 9
block 07 Falls City. Consideration
Edward 1' Tinker to Trustees ot
the (iertruiu Methodist church, lot S,
block I I, Humboldt. Consideration $1
E II Krug and wife to Nelson
St ban r, a part of block J3 town «r
Siiuiieri Consideration $t,non
Daniel Sarvir, and wife to James
(i Mciirioe, 23 feet on north side
of lot r>, block 7 Stella Consideration
Lewis ,1. Segrist and wife to Williai
Iteynolds lot 12 and !l feet off lot
II block 20, Nims addition to Hum
boldt. Consideration $l,f>00.
Frank Holechek and wife to Henry
Itexroth, 100 acres in See. 33, town
2 range 13 east of 6th P. M. Con
A WARM TIME.
A Broken Lamp Set Fire to The
Rugs and Curtain.
John Mosiman and family had an
exciting experience Saturday night
Miss Werner, a sister of Mrs. Mosi
man. was sowing on the machine.
The lamp jostled by the jarring of
the machine, fell off the edge onto
the floor and broke, the oil igniting,
causing a burry up blaze.
Fortunately Mr. Mosiman was near
at hand and came to the assistance
of the women, and together they soon
had the blaze under control, by
smothering it with carpets and rugs.
No great damage was done. As
overcoat, a couch cover, window cur
tains and a ft w other tilings were
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