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The Falls City Tribune
FIVE CONSOLIDATIONS: FALLS CITY TRIBUNE, HUMBOLDT ENTERPRISE, RULO RECORD, CROCKER'S EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL AND DAWSON OUTLOOK. _
Vol. VII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1VI0. Number 17
THE WEEK’S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges, Clubs,
The Woman’s club met Tuesday
with Mrs. Morsman. An unusual
ly good program was carried out, and
excellent music furnished by Miss
Uorsm.in. The afternoon proved to
*>« ,,a very enjoyable and profitable
According to the program of the
First District meeting at. Pawnee City
;o: published in the Sunday State
papers, Kalis City is to be represent
or by two of her club women, among
the speakers for the occasion—Mrs.
John Crook on "School Sanitation”
r.d Mrs. Gist is to discuss "The
Needs of the District Constitution.”
Cecil Snyder entertained a num
V;.' ;■ of his lioy friends last Saturday
i:i honor of his eleventh birthday.
Many games were enjoyed which
made the time pass all too quickly.
Kefreshments were served by Mrs.
Snyder and Miss Nellie. The young
host received many nice birthday
Mrs. Jennie S. Kwalt was hostess
to the Thursday Bridge club last
wi ek in her usual graceful man
or she made the afternoon a de
lightful one for all who were present.
Guests for two tables manifested un
usual interest in the game. At five
■ dock delicious refreshments were
served by the hostess. -Miss May
M&ddox was the guest << the club.
Tuesday evening Falls City Council
Vo. tllO, K. I,, of S. met in regular
session in the Masonic hall,
‘‘iter the general order of business,
two candidates were initiated. A
committee of three young ladies of
ho drill team were appointed to get
ng a good program and a fine supper
o’- their next, meeting. All are an
g ipnttng a fine time.
The Misses Patzman with their
i miner and young ladies assisting
in the store, planned a picnic for
last. Sunday, which the inclement
vo ather spoiled. In place of going to
tr.e country the ladies and their
gentlemen friends went to the homo
o' Mr. and Mrs. Pete Restorer,-where
a most enjoyable indoor picnic was
held. A bounteful dinner was ser
ved. The ladies report the indoor
■ nic a splendid success.
The City Federation met at the
■ nli room Saturday afternoon in res
ponse to a call from the president.
Business needing immediate at
G iition was discussed and acted up
ivc. The following ladies were elec
od as delegates to attend the District
meeting at Pawnee City. April £f>
•d i!7: Mrs. \Y. S. Korner and Mrs.
M Giannini, with Mrs. John Crook
and Miss Josephine Gehling as alter
Monday evening the friends of H.
Will who lives four miles west of
own, executed a happy surprise on
him. Tlie maneuvers loading up to
'sis pleasant event were planned by
Mrs. Will. Those present were Mr.
«>‘<1 Mrs. Flowerfe, Mr. and Mrs. \V.
* Wamsloy, Carrie and Harry Wain
sky, Mollie and Daisy Stewart, Grace
Finley, Zelpha Spurgeon John Stump,
-cite Bouman. Frank Wilson and Nol
le Uiot, a guest from St. Joe. Nice
refreshments were served. Mr. Will
as presented with a smoking set.
rhe Highlanders met in regular
• ssion Wednesday evening. After
lodge the young people enjoyed
dancing until a late hour. Miss Mar
V -rot. McKiever furnished the music.
rhe White Elephant social given
the home of W. S. Korner Friday
• •■•oiling was a grand success. The
• xehanging of worthless packages
•f things not wanted (the white ele
phant on your hands) furnished am
ide amusement for the evening and
■ >tp often got far worse titan he had
donated. Refreshments were served.
Friday night the D. of (I. held
initiation ceremonies at their hall;
»,t which time Mrs. violin Gagnon,
Mrs. Clem Fircbaugh.Mrs. E. Marr,
of Falls City; Mrs. Taylor of Au
F*rn, Mrs. Martin Kelley of Shubert
,.*d Sadie Curran of Dawson were
• tinted After lodge work was over
everybody enjoyed a social time.
Most of the Knights of Columbus
arrived in time for the excellent re
freshments and to enjoy the dancing,
which lasted until a late hour. The
music was furnished by Werner's or
chestra. There were several from
Dawson. Humboldt, Shubert and
Miss May Maddox was the victim
of a very cleverly planned surprise,
by a number of her lady friends. To
say that the surprise was complete
is to put it mildly. Last Saturday
evening about thirty ladies and gent
lemen met at the home of Mrs. .1.
W. Powell and at the appointed hour
took the Maddox home and their
victim by storm. Seven tables were
soon arranged and whist was en
joyed by the company until eleven
o’clock An excellent supper was
served, which had been prepared by
the ladies of the party. A largo quan
tity of carnations were presented to
Miss Maddox. She left Monday for
Washington, D. C., where she will
serve in the Census Department for
the next two years.
The Librarian Reports the Following
New Books at the Library.
Creed of a Layman—Harrison.
Garibaldi and the Thousand—Trev
My Dogs in the North Land—-Young
Front Line of the S. S. Movement
Chinese Life in Town and Coun
Touring Alaska and The Yellow
New Creations in Plant Life --
Essays in Application—Van Dyke.
Measure of the Hours—Maeter
Divine Pedigree of Man—Hudson.
Destiny of Man—Fiske.
Darwinism of Today.—Holt.
Laws of Friendship—King.
Nerves and Common Sense—Call.
Our Little American Cousin—Wade.
Stories From Old Chronicles—
Boys With the P. S. Survey
Story of my Life—Geronimo.
Kathleen In Ireland—McDonald.
House of the Whispering Pines—
Through The Wall—Moffet.
Tower of Ivory—Atherton.
Glory of the Conquered—Glaspell.
Winston of the Prairie—Blindloss.
Girl and the Bill—Merwin.
King of Arcadia—Lynde.
Irene of the Mountains—Eggleston.
Less Than Kin—Miller.
Song of the Cardinal -Porter.
Dorothy at Home—Brooks.
Into Unknown Seas—Ker.
Little Duke Richard, the Fearless
Reynard, the Fox—Smythe.
Southern Soldier Stories—Eggles
A number of primers.
lust before noon Wednesday, n
gasoline stove in the rear room of
Kerr’s drug store exploded. For a
few moments it looked as though we
might have a real fire. The fire de
partment was at once notified, but
before they arrived the fire was un
der control. Apart from the inevit
able smoke and confusion little dam
age was done. The lire wits not per
mitted to get any headway before it
w;is successfully smothered out. The
cause of the explosion is easiest ac
counted for by attributing it. to the
perversity peculiar to all things that
relate to gasoline.
Died in Kansas City.
Special from Dawson.
Miss Katie Hudson died in Kansas
City Tuesday morning. The body
was taken to Humboldt and the fune
ral services lirid from the M. R
church Thursday afternoon. Her
home was between Dawson and Hum
P. O. Bacakos went to Kansas City
DEBATERS DRAW A CROWD
SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA DE
BATERS WITH US.
Wymore Gets First Place, Pawnee
City Second Speakers All
Did Well The Judges
'i'li" representatives of eight
schools v ith their accompanying del
egations, gathered at the Qehliug
opera hois.- last Friday niglit, the
occasion in !.g the Southeastern Ne
braska mstrict Debate. A good au
dience v as present, but the judges
failed *o appear. Superintendent
Martin, i> esident of the association,
who was supposed to have arranged
for judges, was not present and no
explanation could be given. So it
was decided to have a member of
i be faculty from each school serve
as judge, marking all except the rep
osentative of his school. The decis
ion gave Wymore first place and
Pawnee City second
Tiie debating as a whole was very
good. The speakers all did well,
covering the various phases of the
question in an excelent manner. The
fact that Jean Cain, representing Fall
City’s high school, did not get first
place only emphasizes the high char
acter of the work of the other
Tiie local school appreciates very
much tiie patronage that was given
this program, the visitors several
times remarking about the loyalty
of our people in supporting debate.
A complete statement of receipts lias.j
not yet been made, but there will be
enough to pay till expenses.
The faculty representatives and con
testants from the other schools were!
as follows: Superintendent Graham
of Wymore, Miss Clark of Pawnee!
City, Superintendent Kieehel of Te
cumseh. Superintendent Hoff of Hum
boldt. Principal Ray Gates of Nehras-j
ka City, Principal Bates of' Auburn
and Protfessor Hiilyer of Beatrice.
Debaters: Carl Gantz, Nebraska
City; Kenneth Wherry, Pawnee City;
Raymond Kieehel, Tecumseh; Miss
Snow, Auburn; Samuel Zimmerman,
Humboldt; Cyril Brown, Wymore;
Harold Mattoon, Beatrice.
The City Pastors
The ministers met Saturday after
noon to consider a few items of busi
ness. The question of the city’s char
ity was under discussion. It was de
cided that since the law explicitly
states that all damages that the com
munity or individuals may sustain, in
support of paupers, widows and or
phans, as well as civil and criminal
prosecutions growing out of, or Justly
attributed to the saloon, that hereaft
er instead of the churches paying all
the hills for the charity work of the
city, as heretofore, suits will be insti
tuted against the saloons which are
responsible for poverty and crime.
In this connection tin* decision of
Judge Pemberton of the district court
of Auburn was taken under consol
ation. This was the suit of Mrs
Perry, in which she sued the saloon
keeper and the thirty petitioners for
three thousand dollars damages, on
account of the death of her husband.j
Judge Pemberton overruled motion1
of attorney for the defense to re
lease the petitioners from the case
and held that they were proper par
ties to the suit. It. is therefore tin
purpose of the Ministerial Association!
to watch carefully the coming year
for any poverty as well as crime, di
rect lj' traceable to the saloons, and
in such cases institute suits against
the saloons and petitioners for dam
ages. With this purpose in view
certified copies of tin* saloon petition
ers were demanded and received from
the city clerk. J. K. WATSON,
Free Trip to Colorado.
Notice —The general agent for this
district, representing the Artosin
Land Co,, of Central Colorado, is hero
organizing a club of fifteen members
and will send a representative out to
Colorado on a free trip of inspection.
Our proposition includes 6,600 farms,
6,500 business lots, and 6,500 resident
lots. One farm and two lots to each
purchaser for $215, payable $15,00
down and $10.00 per month. No
taxes. No interest, 5 per cent dis
count for cash. For full particulars
see F. N. Hornig, Lind ell Hotel,
Falls City, Neb.
— Miss Maggie Gentry, of Salem,
Neb., was in St. Joseph, Mo.. last
week to consult I)r. Barton Pitts, the
eye and ear specialist. It.
ANNUAL SCHOOL EXHIBIT
SCHOOL EXHIBIT AMD ART EX
Kindergarten Work. Etc.. By Pupils
to Be Shown — Display of
Fine Art Productions.
The Kails City schools will have
their annual exhibit next week, be
ginning April 28. This will consist
of two parts, a school exhibit and art
exhibit. The school exhibit Includes
work in drawing and penmanship,
language, geography, history and lit
erature booklets, relief maps and
maps in water color and crayon,
raffia and reed weaving, mats, bas
kets, in fact all forms of work that
can be performed or illustrated with
the hands. The work In drawing con
sists of pencil, charcoal, crayon and
water color. Thejchildren have done
some surprisingly good work in this.
Some excellent specimens of penman
ship will be shown, and some beau
tiful Indian baskets woven by the
children. Most, of this material will
be artistically mounted on hoards and
papers of appropriate colors and will
he displayed in the club rooms over
tin' city library, the Women's Feder
ation having kindly granted the use
of these rooms for that, purpose.
This part, of the exhibit alone will
be sufficient in quantity and quality
to make a very interesting educa
tional and art display.
The oilier part of the exhibit will
consist of 200 pictures loaned by the
A. \V Klson Co. of Boston. These
will be hung in the council rooms
over the city library. They consist
of carbon photographs, etchings, en
gravings. etc., reproductions of the
masterpieces most suitable for school
and representing the best, artists of
every age and country. The sludy
of good pictures is recognized as a
most refining influence, and this ex
hibit. will afford an excellent oppor
tunity, not only for the children of
the schools, but to all Interested in
culture. Besides,- a part of the pur
pose is to raise money for the pur
chase of pictures to he kept perman
ently ill the schools fine of the
tilings most striking noticed in visit
ing the schools of the larger cities,
is the profuse decoration of the
rooms and corridors with beautiful
pictures and statuary; veritable pic
ture galleries, many of them are.
We have many bare walls that might
be reading silent lessons to the child
ren as they pass.
On Friday evening the 2!lth, the
schools will give a program at the
Auditorium, weather permitting, In
which each room will be represented.
Following is the program:
Chorus, “Boating Song." Zion and
third and fourth grades. Central.
Drill, second and third grades, Harlan
Chorus, first grade pupils.
Kxercise, kindergarten, Central.
Chorus, second grade pupils.
Drill, third and fourth grades. Cen
Fxereise. "A llainy Hay," second
Chorus, seventh and eighth grade
Chorus, fifth and sixth grades. High
“(luests From Whittier Hand," (bird
and fourth grades, High School.
Chorus, fifth, sixth, seventh and
The children will probably see you
about buying tickets. The room sell
ing the most tickets gets a large
picture, donated by the company from
whom the loan is obtained.
The purpose of the exhibit and
program are: 1st—To give patrons
an opportunity to see some of the
tilings the schools are doing. 2d —
To provide a means of culture for
pupils, their parents, and friends,
•'id—As stated above, to raise money
for the purchase of pictures to lie
kept in tire schools.
Every ticket you buy will help in
this. Wear your ticket, or bang it
in the front window. This will save
your being called upon twice.
Single tickets, admitting to the
program, and one to the exhibit 10c
Season tickets, admitting to the
program and as often as desired to
the exhibit, (you will want to go
more than once) 20ca nd 25c.
Mrs. W. W. Spurlock and daughter ,
Irene, came down from Salem Wed
nesday and were guests of Mrs. •(.
W, Holt. They met the former’s
daughter, Mrs. Shrimpton. who came
from Greenwood, Wis , on a visit.
THE HORSE STEALING NUISANCE.
Brown and Richardson Counties Are
Horse stealing Is becoming tin
epidemic In tills section. It points
to the existence of an organized gang
of thieves operating In this territory.
The ngl.v fact that the stolen horses
are rarely ever found and the thieves
seldom caught. Indicates that the
Anti-Thief organizations in these
counties are far from perfect and
that on the other hand the thieves
are carefully organized and have their
plans of operating carefully thought
The Anti-hoursc Thief association
with headquarters at Atchison is
known as the Central Protective As
sociation. It has been in existence
about thirty years and lias a member
ship of about 1,600. The Central As
sociation covers the large field of
Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska,
and part of Illinois and Arkansas
This organization meets once a year
in a grand lodge. W. II Smith, who
was in Kalis City a few weeks ago,
is secretary. It is claimed that
Richardson ami llrown counties are
Hie most poorly organized in the en
tire association, and it is in those
two counties that the most thieving
is being done. There seems to ex
isi a natural relation between poor
protection nnd good thieving The
situation easily resolves itself into
a proposition like the following. The
way to stop horse stealing in Richard
son county is to improve and extend
Hie local Anti-horse Thief association.
A number of lodges have already
been organized in the county. Too
much is expected of the sheriff.
Each lodge should have a deputy
sheriff among their members, with
powers to act. Too much time is losl
in getting on the trail and in conse
quence the thieves usually have time
to get away and fully cover their
trail. It is absolutely necessary to
get on the trail while it is hot, and lie
prepared to follow it to a finish.
This requires something more than
a Jot of nicely printed regulations
and an occasional good fellowship
Tim cilv fathers met in irregular
m >MH ton Wednesday evening After
the usual preliminaries, the matter
of tlie unsettled account for the fin
ishing of the street paving con true t
was taken up and adjusted. The
amount due Mr. Iletneman was
$1,124.20. The item was approved
and motion passed authorizing the
issuing of bonds to pay the same.
The mayor asked that an ordinan
ce lie passed giving him power to
compel tiie (-leaning up of back al
leys and other places congested witli
garbage and waste, also to enable
him to regulate thr* disposal of stable
The safety of Kails City is constant
ly jeopardized by the existence of a
lot of veritable firetraps in the
rear of many of the business build
ings of the city The mayor asked
that he lie given authority to deal
with these in tin- interests of public
Rev. a Hi ley culled the mayor's at
tention to the fact Unit tin- IV' by
terian meeting house was fast ap
proacliing completion, and thill they
contemplated building a five-foot con
crete walk on both sides of the
church property, and requested that
the city favor them witli two new
crossings, one south and one west
from tin church corner. Mayor Keel
ing appeared very much pleased at
the suggestion and assured l>r. Hailey
most heartily that his wishes would
lie complied tvltli.
Base Ball News.
Tin- Kalis City team will leave
Sunday on a tour covering fourteen
days and will play twelve games.
They will go to Kansas City first,
then to McPherson. Lyons, Manhat
tan, Junction City, Superion, Neb.,
Kearney, Seward, and other points
not yet finally determined.
Nine men have already reported
.out of a list of twenty-two. The
l team will lie strong in the batteries.
TieYe are seven pitchers available.
Manager Annin declares for a clean
game. Rowdyism will not be tolerat
ed, neither will “rag-chewing" nor
unseemly behavior. The manager
proposes to do the managing act
j himself, lie impresses one as being
capable of making good.
The business firms of the town
' ar.- supporting the team handsomely.
Alt that is now needed to insure a
' successful season is the support of
the people wljen a game is played
in Kails (’itv This they will no doubt
THE COMERS AND COERS
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST TO
YOU AND ME.
What Your Friends and Their
Friends Have Been Doing
the Past Week.
Ike Meiul la sllll very 111, suffering
Mrs. Dennis McCarthy was a Rul»
Mrs. Harriett Abell was very si«k
the first of the week.
Mrs. Todge McKiever and children
are In Rulo visiting her mother.
Mrs. George Jennings returned Sun
day after a short, visit with relatives.
Elvln, the little son of Rev. and
Mrs. Day, is seriously ill with lung
Mrs. Joy ileyett and children of
Lincoln are hero visiting relative*
Miss Katie Sheehan of Seward,
has been In our city this week visit
End Zorn and wife, Joe Schuler
ami wife went to Kansas City Wed
Mrs. II. C. Davis went to Shubert
Saturday to visit her brother, J.
Lee Dal by and wife.
Morsmnn's drug store was paper
ed and painted this week and pre
sents an unusually attractive appear
M. Vonbcrgei> an wife of Nemaha
township, accompanied by Mrs. Fred
Feldman left last week for Idaho
Untie Jerry Fenton tame down
from Dawson on the early train.
Monday and spent the tlay with bis
son, W. T. Fenton, and family.
(Seorge Ocamh anti son, Harold, of
llulo were in the eity Monday. And
while in the city took a look at thn
round house and the big dredge boat.
Beginning Thursday evening, Hey.
Watson of the Brethren church wilt
hold special meetings the remainder
of the week. The public is iliviled
Mrs. Mary Mettz went to Kt. Joe
Friday for a two weeks visit. She
was met there by Miss Lucille, who
was returning from h«r visit to Mrs.
Lverett Peckenpaugh in Ottawa. Kas.
The Falls City chorus made a very
creditable showing at the Busch con
cert in Kansas City Friday night. A
number of friends went to Kansas
City to he present at the concert.
Win. Fellers of Table Hock was in
town Saturday, lie called at the
Tribune office to renew old acquain
tances, and was surprised to lenru
of Mr. Stunts' migration to Missouri.
Two marriage licenses were issued
this week. One to Cieophas B. Ixmg,
Auburn, 22 and Fern Anderson, Wiin
icr. S. D., I!». The other to Joy li.
Meyer, Pawnee, 2X and Carrie H.
Boss, Humboldt. 22.
The Tribune stands for the people
and their interests, for the homes and
for popular representation. if you
arc not a regular subscriber, you
ouglP to lie. (Jet in Hue and help
tie good i Hus.- along Be a pusher,
not a kicker,
A new real estate firm has sprung
up in our city and is in a flouishing
and prosperous condition. The head
of tli" company reads II C. Rickards,
Wallace W Sailor. i on may expect
to see a lively raise in real estate,
for tli CB0 gentlemen are capable of
raising almost anything.
Humboldt citizens are getting sign
ers to a petition, protesting against
the limiting the saloons to only two.
Presumably the argument is that if
it saloon is a good tiling, the more
of them the better, also if revenue is
tlie object then the more saloons, tho
more revenue, and incidentally it
might he added that tho more sa
loons the greater the devilment, and
the quicker the decent people will
awaken to tlie fact of them being a
nuisance and turn them all down.
The last cold wave that passed
I over Nebraska the latter part of
’ last week and the first of this, has
Igone on its way. The damage done
cannot be easily estimated. That
! the fruit lias suffered, there is no
room for doubt. However, indica
) tions favor the conclusion that, bar
ling later frosts, this part of the
! state will enjoy a goodly harvest of
native fruits Cherries and some of
the more tender kinds of fruit are
tin severest sufferers. While the
apples, peaches and the hardier var
ieties escaped with less damage.
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