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The Falls City Tribune
Vol. VII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, MARCH 25. 1910. Number 13
THE WEEK’S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs.
(Tic Friends in Council were guests
oi Miss Myrtle Bowers Friday even
ing. Tiie subject of the evening was
Phase, Iiis Life and Work,” and
was a delightful study. Refreshments
wejv served after the program and
T^'ii all the club went to the Lyric
' heater. The next meeting of the
club will lie with Miss Jennie Keim
»■ April S, and officers will be elec
Last Friday evening the Dittmar
name was the scene of a very en
joyable St. Patrick’s party given by
Miss Celia for some sixteen young
lady friends. Som’erset was the
game of the evening, there being
guests for four tables. The score
curds were paper cut from green
card board, and decorated in Irish
designs. After several interesting
games were played refreshments
were announced. In these also the
idea of the day was carried out, the
ices being green, the cake cut in
shamrock shapes and green mints
and wafers. little Irish flags wore
presented for souvenirs. The young
ladies went masked and there was
great sport guessing who each one
was. The evening was one of the
/cry enjoyable affairs of the week.
Miss Irene Spurlock of Salem was an
out-of-town gu st.
One of the nicest social affairs
<>• the week occurred last Friday after*
■toon when Mrs. .1. I,. Slocum, as
sisted by her daughters, Mrs. II. M.
jenne and Mrs. It. K. Baker, enter
tained the is ii. T. club and their
husbands. The ladies spent the
afternoon at the Slocum home en
joying needlework and social con
versation until six o'clock when their
husbands arrived. At seven o'clock
dinner was announced and the guests
were ushered to the dining room,
where on the large table, covers
were placed for sixteen. The tabic
iooked beautiful lighted by many
i undies under dainty shades in beau
ifui eandelabrums and candle sticks.
1 'n a center piece of Cuban embroid
• >y was placed a huge bowl of car
nations, the same flower holding the
hand-painted place cards for guests,
rite dinner was served in four
• curses, and was perfect in every
detail. The menu was enjoyed dur
ng the flow <• spirited conversation
i which all joined with great pleas
ure. After the dinner hour the even
ing was given over to whist and som
< fset, and many interesting games
were played. Warren Hutchens and
daughter. Miss Ethel, were guests of
The pie social given by the ladies
of the Christian church last Friday
evening at the Jenne opera house,
was a splendid success and $31 was
realized from the entertainment. The |
pics sold from 25 cents to $1.65. al-]
though one cherry pie baked b.v .Mrs.
* Ij. Sandusky sold first to X. B.
,• (trill for $i .C.». >vlio gave it Lack to
tic auctioned off again, and Mrs. R.
A Dittmar paid $1.65 for the same
pic making a total of 3.30 for the one
pie, making a <otal of 3.30 for the one
shown anywhere than these and we
hear on ail sides words of praise for
(he quality. The ladies are to be
engTjftulated upon the success of
A very pleasant, party was given
U,r little .Miss Sibyl Bowers try her
mother Thursday from four to seven
o’clock, the o'casion being iier twel
fth birthday. The St.. Patrick day
ideas were carried out in decorating
r he dining room, where refreshments
were served at six o’clock. Games of
•ill sorts were enjoyed before the
’refreshment hour arrived. Later the
little folks were taken to the Elec
’rir Theater, where they enjoyed the
pictures to their hearts’ content. Sev
rcal beautiful gifts were presented
to Miss Sibyl by her friends.
A very enjoyable dinner was given
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
lohn Carico for Mrs. Sue Maddox
•f Indiana. The table was beautiful
ly decorated and a bountiful dinner,
SHOES that please the foot and
nurse at the same time. Just un
packed at Pence-Little Co.
consisting of all seasonable delica
cies was served and enjoyed by all.
Among the guests present were
Mrs. Margaret Maddox, Mrs. Sue
Maddox, VV. II. Maddox and family,
h. J. Hitchcock and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Dietrich ami Mr. and Mrs.
The Five W's were entertained by
Miss Mildred Dowers last Saturday
afternoon and a very delightful time
was enojyed. Needlework is usual
ly the occupation of the club, but
Saturday afternoon there were sev
eral very pleasing musical numbers
by the young ladies present. Re
freshments were served in four
Presbyterian ladies will have their
handkerchief sale at the Electric
theater. They will hold their ex
change at the store of D. W. Sowles.
The following program of Easter
music will be rendered at the Bap
Soprano Solo “Hail, Glorious
Morn,” (Geibel) Miss Snidow.
Duet—“Crucifix” (Faure) Rev. and
Contralto Solo—“Savior of the
World.” (Dudley Buck) Miss Banks.
Soprano Solo—“I Know That My
Redeemer Liveth,” Mrs. Banks.
Soprano Solo—“Faster Day lias
Crowned Him King,” (Seymour Haw
thorne) Mrs. Reichel.
Duet —“Forever With The Lord”
(H. N. Bartlett) Miss Snidow.
Soprano Solo—“Come Into Him,”
(H. N. Bartlett) Miss Snidow.
Rev. G. K. Iteichel, having resigned
as puslor of tlu> Baptist church, will
hold his farewell service Wednesday
night. lie has several fields in view
but has not decided where he will lo
THINK IT OVER.
It may be old teaching hut it is
eternally true, nevertheless, that,
“if the blind lead the blind both shall
fall into the ditch.” Not only the
sinner hut his supportter and abbet
or must suffer for his wrongs. Just
now a test case is being tried in
court tit Auburn. A woman has sued
jointly a saloon keeper and the citi
zens who signed his petition, for
$20,000 damages for her husband,
Who while drunk committed suicide
or was killed. The woman is like
ly to win out and the petitioners are
getting worried. The point to be es
tablished is ibis: A man when lie
signs such a petition makes himself
morally and financially reliable for
all the damage done in the commu
nity by and through the influence
of the saloon.
Rev. Reichel Resigns.
Rev. George K. Reichel has tender
ed his resignation to the official
hoard of the Baptist church and will
accept a eall from the Baptist church
of Stella. The resignation takes ef
fect April 1st. Rev. Reichel and his
wife have lived here about a year
and have made many friends in our
city who regret their departure, but
wish them success in their new home.
Miss Lulu Htrren and Krvin Saus
man wore quietly married on Wed
nesday evening at the home of the
bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. I). C.
Mi 11 house, west of this city. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. F.
K. Day in the presence of a few rel
atives and friends. The worthy young
couple have many friends in and near
this city who join us in wishing
them joy and bapiness.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to extend our thanks
to those friends, especially the Odd
Fellows of Kansas City and Falls
City, who so kindly aided us in the
recent death and burial of our
brother and uncle. Rev. W. li. Will
R. M. Williamson,
All Other Relatives
Baptist Ladies’ Exchange.
The ladies of the Baptist church
will hold an exchange. Saturday after
noon in window of Northdorf’s tail
oring establishment. There will be
lots of good things to eat on sale.
Don't forget to come early; last Sat
urday many were disappointed be
cause they came late and everything
JACKETS for spring just arrived.
We are showing the largest assort
ment in the town and at the most
popular prices.—Pence-Little Co.
ANTI - LIGENSE NOMINEES
•NO LICENSE AND LAW EN
FORCEMENT' THE CRY
Resolutions Passed Condemning
Existing Evils and Favoring
County Option Plan.
The Anti-License caucus met in
the court house Friday night to nom
inate a city ticket favorable to no
license and law enforcement.
Sam Edgars called the house to
order. Georgi* Iieichers was elected
chairman with Clyde Davis as secre
tary. The following ticket was then
W. J. McCray, mayor.
Fred DeWald, clerk.
Warren Hutchens, treasurer.
Guy Crook, engineer.
.1. D. Spragins, police judge.
Aaron Houcks, school board.
David M. Davies, school board.
Sam Bucher, councilman for tin
D. D. Reavis, councilman for tlie
John llossack, councilnuyi for the
George Grinslead and Wesley Mad
dox were appointed to fill vacancies
and to see that tlie necessary certi
ficates of nomination was filed with
the city clerk.
V. G. Lyford and I’. S. Heaeock
were appointed to draw up .t declara
tion setting forth in tile form of reso
lutions tin1 positions for which tin
ticket. stands. The report of this com
mittee is as follows:
WHEREAS The evils accompany
ing tlie rale and use of intoxicating
liquors, will < ontimie unabated un
til tin- traffic is prohibited, and
WHEREAS, Tin-re has been such
an awakening of the public conscien
ce, that all political parties are be
ing forced by public opinion, to ar
ray themselves against tlie saloon,
WHEREAS, The inability of our
city's business is due to file control
over the nominations, on the so call
ed "Citizen's Caucus" ticket, exer
cised by those directly interested in
the profits, rentals, and other expen
ditures of the saloons,
RESOLVED. That we favor coun
ty option and will use every legiti
mate influence to Induce till political
parties to favor it in the coming state
RESOLVED, That we condemn tin
weak, clinging policy, towards all
forms of law violation, which charac
terizes our present city government
and pronounce it incapable of wisely
handling the city’s affairs.
RESOLVED That we call upon
every citizen desiring a better ad
ministration of our city's finances
and better moral conditions, to vote
at the coming election for the “No
Not only in athletic sports does
the Falls City high school boy ex
cel—he's "there with the goods"
whenever put. to a test, as was dem
onstrated by Jeffery Horrocks last
Friday when he entertained the
Junior class with a demonstration
of the theory and possibilities of the
inouotail. or one-rail railway.
Jeffery secured a suitable top orj
gyroscope, which revolves or spins
within a circular framework. Un
derneath this top are two miniature
wheels, in line. He stretched a fine
broom-wire, with slight incline; then,
by holding to outside of framework of
top, and by the use of a piece of
string, set the top to revolving, and
while so doing placed the wheels on
the wire, and the top, with car
riage, traveled down the fine single
wire in a most satisfactory manner,
thereby giving his classmates unu
sual entertainment nnd demonstrat
ing most plainly the idea of the cre
ator of the monorail.
The demonstration by young Mr.
Horrocks being too good for Juniors
only, he lias kindly shown his won
derful contrivance to others, The
Tribune force being among the
number. Its wonderful, yet after all,
simple, an ordinary top having sug
gested the idea to the inventor.
To Whom It May Concern—Prop
erty owners and occupants are here
by notified to immediately take
steps toward cleaning up the alleys
adjoining your premises,—Samuel
Marts, Chief of Police.
Silks for spring and summer in
all shades and patterns. Fresh from
the mills.—Pence-Little Co.
COUNTY MORTUARY RECORD
I "DICK" DOWNS PASSES AWAY
Death of Mrs. Russell at Salem on
Friday Last Ezekial Davis of
Salem Victim of Cancer
News of tlu* death of Dick Downs
came us a shock to the friends of
the family,although it has been known
for some time that he could not
recover. Since early in January he
has suffered continuously with can
cer of the stomach, but he was brave
and patient in the hopeless fight,
tortured with excruciating pain, yet
lie bore it all uncomplainingly.
William T. Downs was born in Mt.
Vernon. Ohio, March 11, 184!), and
when he was yet a boy his parents
moved to Glenwood, Iowa. lie was
married to Miss Mattie Flowers on
March 20, 1ST,'!, tile date being thir
ty-seven years previous to the day
lie died, March, 20, 1910.
In the same year of his marriage
Mr. Downs came to this city, and
with his father. Hen Downs, operat
ed the old Falls Mill for six years.
Ilis natural inclination led him
toward carpentery and lie gave up
the mill to follow his trade. For
several years he gave his time to the
building of bridges and was employ
ed by tile Missouri Pacific for some
The deceased was a member of
tin? K. of P. lodge and the Modern
Woodmen and has taken an active
Interest in both.
During his long residence in this
city he has drawn about him a
large circle of friends and by Ids
unassuming manner and loyalty lias
retained the friends of years stand
ing. He leaves besides his wife, Ids
three children, all of whom feel most
keenly the loss of a devoted and
kind husband and father. The child
ren are dames li. Downs, Ogden,
11 mb, Mrs. flruce Dikdii. Modest,'i'
Cal., and Miss Nellie of this city. His
mother, who is eighty-thn e years of
age also survives him, also two
brothers, G. W. and ,1. II. Downs
of Glenwood, Iowa, and four sisters,
Mrs. White of Glenwood, Mrs N.
DeMers, Mrs. O. McCoy and Mrs
Mary Pickett of this city. This is
the first death in the family of seven
children and all have reached mid
The funeral service was held at
the home Wednesday afternoon, con
ducted by Itev. Day, the lodges at
tending in a body. Many friends as
sembled to pay their last respects to
the honored dead, and many were the
exprt ssions of sympathy for the be
Special from Salem.
The death ofMrs. S. P. Russell oc
curred at her home on last Friday
morniug. She was a victim of con
sumption and had been sick for more
than two years.
Etta Forcaker was born Febru
ary 1*. 18.81, and died March 18, 1910,
being twenty-nine years, one month
and sixteen days old. She was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Four
aker. She was married to ty i‘ Rus
sell March 21, 1906, and to them were
born two, children, a hoy and a girl,
the baby being only one year old.
The’ funeral was conducted from
die home Saturday, March 19. and
the remains taken to Maple cemetery
Special from Salem.
The death of Ezeklal Davis occur
red Saturday evening after months of
suffering from the dreaded disease
cancer. llis condition had been
critical for some time, hut lx- was
cheerful and ever hopeful of regain
ing his health.
Mr. Davis mid been a resident of
Salem for a number of years and was
a faithful member of the Christian
church. He leaves a wife, one dau
ghter, Hazel, and one son, John. The
funeral was held from the Christian
Miss Emma Last spent Sunday
with 11. 11. Fritz and family.
Miss Emma Horn spent Sunday tit
her home in the country.
SUITS—We have just recevied a
large express shipment of the
newest styles and they are now on
display in our Suit department. Come
in. Let us show you.—Pence-Little
A GROWING ESTABLISHMENT.
Heck & Wnmsley Building Up An
Among llie institutions of Kails
City (lint are enlarging and reaching
out in a strenuous manner for new
territory to supply, is the wholesale
and jobbing house of Meek & Wains
ley, located in the old canning fac
tory building, in the south part of
the city. To fully appreciate the
magnitude and scope of this estab
lishment one must visit their ware
rooms and inspect the varied stock
which they handle. One is agreeably
surprised as he is shown through the
various rooms and sees the im
mense piles of merchandise, such
as flour, foodstuffs, stoneware, salt,
brooms, barrels, baskets, cleanser
soaps and last, bill not least, poul
try foods of all kinds and varieties,
among them being the great Cli
max Chick Food, a production of
tliis firm, and which lias an enviable
reputation wherever poultry abounds.
Messrs fleck & Wnmsley are mod
est in their claims, but that they are
imbued with the spreading out fe
vor is easily discerned, and slowly,
but surely and safely, they arc add
ing lines and commodities that will
at no far distant day enable them
to style themselves “wholesale gro
cers," and when that time arrives
they will have established in Kails
City one of the very best institutions
(lint goes in aid in building up and
maintaining a prosperous city.
If you want to see a model barber
shop just step into George Prater’s
establishment. His landlord, Den
nis McCarthy, has put in for him a
new steel-pressed ceiling, and this
along with new wall paper and a gen
eral overhauling, gives the shop a
George is a firm believer In a 10,000
population mark for Falls City, and
in making Ihc improvements in Ills
place of business is looking to that
As now equipped Mr. Prater has
a shop that in all its appointments,
fully meets the demands of liis pat
rons and possibly gives him the
handsomest barber sliop in tlit*
Services front now on will lie hold
in the .Jenne opera house.as we have
leased it until our new church is
completed. Remember there will be
special Faster services Sunday. The
morning theme will be “Relationship."
All services will lie held at the usual
hours. Hoard meeting Sunday after
noon til four o'clock. At 7:HO spec
ial Faster service with special ser
mon and music. Remember the
place, Jenne opera house.
We will have the first district con
vention of the Churches of Christ
meet in this eily with Us April Hi to
19. We must plan for it so be
sure and come next Sunday. Rev.
F. F. Day.
Harry II. Benner and Miss Frank
ie Albin were united in marriage at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Albin in Nemaha
Township, at high noon Wednesday,
Man a 22. The ceremony was per
formed in the presence of relatives
and near friends. After which all
sat down to a feast of good things,
which added Joy and satisfaction to
the happy occasion.
The Tribune and many friends wish
the young people God-speed on their
journey through life. May they
live happily arid prosper, and may
they be spared the harsher trials of
John W. Wiley, Humboldt .22
Doliie March, Humboldt.... 23
Harry II. Benner, Sabetha.24
Frances K. Albin, Salem.23
Charles I). Thompson, Falls City..47
Minnie J. Gibson. Allegheny, Pa..40
Ervin Snusmnu, Falls City.25
Lulu Ilerren, Falls City.20
There will be preaching- at the
Evangelical church n< xt Friday at
10:30 a. til. Also an Easter sermon
next Sunday morning. Tho services
for the evening will also be in har
mony with the occasion it seeks to
commemorate.—J. It. Nannlnga.
SHOES—We have just finished
unpacking the most complete line
of Shoes in the city and can show
you the best shoe for the money to
be found anywhere.—Pence-Little
FALLS CITY IS FLOURISHING
SUBSTANTIAL REASONS FOR ITS
Substantial Improvements Going
On Structures Under Way
Scarcity of Houses.
The solid of the hammer rings
clear and loud in Kails City, build
ing operations are being pushed with
unusual energy. Old structures aro
being remodeled and enlarged, and
foimdulions for new ones laid.
K. M. Harlow Is nulling Ills new
building for keeping and loading his
oil wagons. It Is immediately be
yond the flouring mill and will bo
an addition to that part of town.
Work is going forward on botli tho.
round house and the National Poul
try plant with all the vigor that
has characterized all the operations
of these two concerns.
A large gang of Roumanian track
layers began work the first of
(lie week, throwing down tile ties and
fastening on tlu* irons. They aro
experts and will have the yard cov
ered with Its network of rails and
multitude of switches, in a remark
ably short time. Hoveral carloads of
mules were shipped in last week to
lie used by the grading gangs.
The necessary grading for tho
switch preparatory to. beginning the
foundations for the National Poultry
plant's first building iH about com
pleted Structural material is al
ready on the ground, and work on
tin' main building has begun.
i lie 1'ony t reek electric passenger
anil transportation project is again
being agitated An electric line run
ning between Kails City and Sabctha
via the Springs would no dorfht be u
good investment and do much for the
development of the country along
the way. However, a line run \ by
way of Salem and up Rock Creek,
past Albany to Sabctha would
from an economic standpoint, prove
the lietter investment.
The time is very near when we
will have hour service Into Kalis
Cltv from the north. The electric
or motor roads now being projected
from Lincoln and Omaha will find a
natural terminal in Kails City. If
then the Burlington could be pre
vailed upon tii put motor cars upon
their main line east and west, Kails
City would enjoy transpurtalion fa
duties such as few western cities
have Resides, there is no question
but what the Missouri Pacific lias in
mind extensive plans in railroad build
ing, in which Kails City will figuro
Work has also begun on the un
finished square of paving. It is to
Is- anticipated that Ibis will be hur
ras! to an early finish and that tho
distractions to the street will be re
moved and tin unsightly appearance
of tii* streets in this quarter general
'Io.isi hunters still wander aim
lessly about our streets. Cnfortunate
i, then is little prospect for early
•- *Li f. The number of home seekers
b increasing, while tile available
homes are not The number of build
ings going up, though considerable,
will in no sense begin to meet tho
demand even (or some time to come.
The boom u Kalis City has in
i lined outside peoplt thinking of re
tiring, to look for future homes here.
Mr John Si ins of near Nilas City,
was in town last week looking for a
place: not able to find anything de
sirable. lie has since bought proper
ty in Pawnee City.
Real estate owners and men of
means have an opportunity here
which they can ill afford to neglect.
The better grade of houses we fur
nish, the better the class of people,to
some extent at least, who will make
their homes with us. It is a duty
we owe to the town and to those
moving in, to decently house all who
A Pretty Show Window.
It is. only natural that the ladies
stop in front of Davies & Owens*
show window and gaze at the articles
therein lonpingly, for in its arrange
ment and selections it is meant to
'attract the eye, and possibly the
' purse of the women beautiful. Upon
the principle that “fine feathers make
fine birds,” this well-known jewelry
; firm are certainly doing their jvart
to improve the beauty standard of
womankind, in and around Falls City.
Say! Did you know we pay the
highest market price for your but
ter and eggs at all times.—Pence
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