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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, MAY 27, 1910. Number 22
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THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges. Clubs,
The final meeting for the club year
of flic Shakespeare club was held on
May 20 with Mrs. A. Graham. The
attendance was good and Mrs. S. II.
Wood was welcomed as a new mem
ber. “The Winter’s Tale” was com
pleted and “Romeo and Juliet” and
“Twelfth Night” were selected for
study during the coming year. It is
requested that all members pay
their dues for the coming year to
th- secretary . The following offi
cers were elected for the coming
year: President. Mrs. Geo. Holland;
vice-president, Mrs. Ohas. Hargrave;
secretary-treasurer, Mrs. W. W.
The reception given lust Friday
night by the Juniors of the high
m bool for tile Senior class was one
of the nicest entertainments of this
kind ever given in the city. Wahl's
lialb, where the reception was held,
was beautifully decorated throughout.
In the main hall the Senior colors,
purple and white, were used in the
tit orations and with ferns, palms,
potted plants and cut flowers,' the
effect was enchanting. Beautiful rugs
and easy chairs gave the hall a cozy,
homy air. A very fine program was
given, a few of the numbers being
th«- address of welcome to the guests
and farewell to the Seniors by Jeff
Horrocks, a Junior. On behalf of
the Seniors, Miss Louise Rule res
ponded to his address and voiced the
sentiments of the Seniors in their
regret at breaking the school ties.
There were piano numbers by Miss
Priscilla Woodring and Grace DeMers.
readings by Miss Grinstead and Miss
Hazel White; vocal selections by Miss
Agnew and Mrs. Hurst; and an ad
dress by Rev, M. C. Brooks. Each
number was fully enjoyed and worthy
of ihe hearty applause received. At.
a late hour dainty refreshments were
served in the banquet room which
was done in the Junior’s class colors,
red and white. The colors were also
carried out in the refreshments. All
kinds of games were provided for
entertainment for the guests but the
approaching storm caused ttie com
pany to disperse at an earlier hour
The Five W’s were guests of Miss
Lucille Mettz last Friday afternoon
and enjoyed one of the most pleas
ant meetings of the club. Among
tlu out of town guests were Mrs.
Will Restorer of Kansas City, Miss
Shirley Wilcox of Burlington, Col.;
Miss Carner of McLeansboro, 111.
A number of the guests gave splen
did musical selections, Mrs. Res
torer being particularly generous with
her splendid voice and piano num
bers. Needlework and games also
claimed a part of the attention of the
club. Excellent refreshments were
served at five o’clock by Mrs. Mettz
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wilson enter
tained a large party of friends on
Tuesday evening of this week with
a card party. The rooms of the
first floor of their residence were
made doubly inviting and cheerful by
an abundance of cut flowers, whose
fragrance perfumed the air. Nine
tables were placed for whist. The
refreshments served were in the
sweet pea colors, which harmonized
with the quantities of the beautiful
flowers used in the floral decorations.
Mrs. Wilson was assisted in serving
by Mrs. George W. Holland , Miss
Grace Maddox and Miss Gladys Hol
land. Thjs was truly an enjoyable
evening and will long be remember
ed by all who enjoyed tho favor of
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson’s hospitality.
About fifteen ladies of the W. It.
C. surprised Mrs. Henry Shaw on
Wednesday afternoon, it being her
birthday. The afternoon was de
lightfully ‘•pent, in singing and with
social conversation. At six o'clock
Miss Shaw and Mrs. Clyde Davis
served a fine dinner.
The last meeting of Sorosis met
with Mrs. W. \V. Jenne Wednesday
afternoon with a large attendance.
An excellent paper wa roasd by Mrs.
H-acock. Mrs. Banks, Miss Lillian
Banks and Mrs. T. J. Gist favored
the club with vocal and instrumental
music which was greatly enjoyed.
Refreshments were served by the
hostess and the ladies lingered in
social intercourse loth, to part. They
will meet the second Wednesday in
On Wednesday morning, June 1, at
6:JO o'clock at St. Francis Catholic
churtli M<ss Elizabeth Sanford of
this city and Mr. Carl Shear of Su
perior, Neb., will be united in mar
Knffee Klatch was entertained on
Tuesday afternoon by* Mrs. H. M.
Jenne. Muisc and needlework occu
pied the time until five o’clok when
refreshments were served. Miss Mad
dox of Indiana was a guest of the
Friends in this city received in
vitations to attend the commence
ment exercises of the Illinois State
Normal University on Thursday, June
0. The invitations were issued by
Miss Cora Imogene llotts who is
a member of the .class. Miss Hotts
was principal at Central for several
years and has many warm friends In
The J,. It. T. kensington were de
lightfully entertained Wednesday by
Mrs. Mary Mettz. Music and needle
work. together with social conversa
tion formed the pleasures of the af
ternoon. A fine supper was served,
Mrs. Mettz being assisted by her
daughter, Miss Lucille, and Mrs. P.
Resterer. Mrs. Resterer and Mrs.
Sowles were guests of the club.
The A. E. club met Monday with
Mrs. Samuel Wahl and were delight
fully entertained. The afternoon was
passed playing whist, the chosen
game of the club. Excellent refresh
ments were served, though in keep
ing with the club limits. A very
nice solid s’lver fork was presented
to the hostess.
The Following Business Houses Will
Close For The Services.
We, the undersigned, agree to close
our places of business on Decoration
Day, Monday, May 30. from two until
four o’clock, in order to attend the
Decoration Day exercises at the
auditorium, and we will also decorate
our buildings on Stone Street on this
Falls City State Bank.
Richardson County Bank.
First National Bank.
J. C. Tanner.
Charles M. Wilson.
W. H. Crook & Co.
G. L. McMillan.
Hargrave & Hargrave.
Reavis & Abbey.
V. G. Lyfcrd.
J. A. Shields.
H. C. Anderson.
Wahl & Parchen.
F. E. Schmidt.
DeMers & Rule.
H. M. Jenne.
King, Zimber & DeWald.
If. D. Whitaker.
R. B. Simpson.
W. H. Kerr.
A. E. Jaquet.
H. B. Burris.
Morsman Drug Co.
Davies & Owens.
R. F. T. Preusse.
A. G. Wanner.
Fred H. Schock.
Fred H. Wliitrock.
E. Landrigan. •
R. A. Di'tmar.
P. O. Bacakos.
W. P. Stockton Injured.
Mr. and Mrs. John Stockton re
ceived word Saturday that their son,
Walter Price Stockton, had been
badly burned by a live wire while
working for the Utah Electric Cc., as
lineman. He may lose the thumb of
his right hand. The flesh was al
most. entirely burned off the right
hand and 'here are bad burns on
his arm. He seems cheerful and
good n at lived when visited by Falls
City people in Salt Lake City and
unless blood poisoning sets in he
will get along nicely, though it will
be some time before he can work
OFF WITH A FLYING START
FALLS CITY CLUB WINS ITS
Break Even at Maryville Win Two
and Drop Two At Home
for Three Games.
The base ball season is no\V on.
Thursday, May 19 will be remember
ed by Falls City fans as the day
of days. The weather was all we
didn't want, but more than one thous
and enthusiasts gathered to watch
our boys cover themselves with glory
and mud. The games between oui
boys and Nebraska City were good
from start to finish. The boys
all played ball from tin1 time Mayor
Keebng heaved the first ball, until
the close of the first half of the
ninth, when the crowd left, feeling
that we had a team to be supported.
Those who were not there, can
never know the spirit of olyalty dis
played by the Falls City fans, when
Nebraska City, filled the bases, and
we called on McCabe to retire the
visitors; nor the feeling of relief
when their last man struck out. Our
battery was great. It has been our
privolege o enjoy many ball games,
but never one where we were better
pleased than with the game with
which the season opened.
Score by innings:
Nebraska City—0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.
Falls City—1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0,
Batteries—Falls City, McCabe and
Potert. Nebraska City, Miller and
The second game of the series was
a repetition of the first—only more
so. The crowd was all that ball
players could desire and the players
were in the spirit of the game. It
was a pitcher’s battle. For nine in
ning:-. not a man crossed the plate.
In the first half of the tenth Ne
braska City succeeded in forcing one
man in, and the intense feeling of
enthusiasm felt by the players and
fans when our hoys went to bat, was
worth going miles to experience.
Martin made a two-baes hit; Mey
ers batted for McBride and succeed
ed in getting to first, sendng Mar
tin to third. Then Poteet, (Our
Tom) was sent to the bat, and the
excitement was at fever heat. As
calmly as though he was unconscious
of the fact that we were all holding
our breath, he waited for a ball to
suit him. When the fielder found
the ball Martin and Meyers l ad cross
ed the plate and were being em
braced and pounded by friends who
were beside themselves with joy.
The team deserves the support of
the people here, and merits the at
tendance of all those who enjoy the
Score by innings:
Nebraska City—0 0000000 0 1.
Falls City—0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.
Batteries—Nebraska City, Fletch
er and Whitcomb. Falls City, Duran
While the last game of the Ne
braska City series was no* as per
fect an exhibition of the national pas
time as the two former contests, it
was nevertheless an exciting strug
The hard rain on Friday night had
put the diamond in wretched shape,
and fast playing was out. of the
Black and Meyers were in the
points for the locals while Collier
and Walters officiated for the
A series of errors, combine d with
two clean hits netted the visitors
two in the first. The locals came
right back with three, due to two
hit basemen, two errors and a hit.
In the second Nebraska City went
into tlie lead again by scoring two
runs after (lie side should have been
retired. The game see-sawed again
when our boys pounded out two runs
in the third making the score five
to four. Tlie lead of one run was
maintained until the seventh when
Black hit the first man up, and the
second drove in the run by a three
base smash to deep left center. At
tills point Annis sent Black to the
bench and called in Miller Tills
was a wise move, for while Black ap
parently had everything in the way
of curves, lie was putting the ball
squarely over the plate and the vis
itors were straightening them out
with alarming regularity. If lie had
worked the corners as Duran and
McCabe done ho would have bei *
entitled to a shut out.
! Miller's debut was certainly a try
I ing Introduction. With one run in
and tin' score tied, with a man on
third and none out it looked bad.
lie got two strikes on the first, man
and then walked him. The next hat
ter took four without a strike and
the bases were as full as a Dahlman
ite on election day. But the kid
tightened up and forced the next
three to pop up to the infield and the
agony was over.
The scon remained a tie until the
last half of the ninth when, Sarver
stopped an m-shoot with the re
verse side of his manly figure ami
limped lo first, a bunt sacrifice put
him on second and a passed ball let
bitn go the third. Then Martin—you
know him came up. Way out in left
tlie clover blossoms were dripping in
the mist and rain, ami somewhere
among the clover blossoms a base
ball is nestling, for that, is whore
Martin smashed it and broke up the
Score by innings:
Nebraska City—2 2 0 0 0 0 0 I 0.
Kails City—3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.
In our game with Maryville Mon
day the score was II to 0 in favor
of Falls City.
Tuesday's game was (i lo r> in favor
Wednesday a double header was
played, of which Maryville took the
first at a ratio of 3 to 2, and wo an
nexed the Inst one to the tune of 3
We are in the lead by a safe mar
gin. Our team is all that we could
ask for from the standpoint of
ability to play the game. Now if
the boys will keep themselves in con
dition throughout the season, we have
nothing to fear as to where we will
be at the close of the season. Hoys,
we as a city are with you. Keep clean
and play the game as you have been
playing it and you will have no com
plaint to make of your treatment and
support from your home town.
Van Tappen on third is all right.
His fielding is fast and clean.
We have the best pitching staff in
The umps and the base runner both
took a nap when Martin hit the ball
on second in tlie last game.
Black doesn’t, need to feel the
humiliation of being pulled out. '(.’he
fans all like him and have Confidence
in his ability.
The “Bloomer Girl” and "Lefty” ar
going to put a good many games on
ice before the season is over.
This is Martin's last year in minor
company. He is a natural ball play
er; has a good head andis ambitious.
You can’t stop this boy.
We predict that Poteet will be in
a class by himself in the league. And
can't he break up a game with that
stick of his?
Thirty of our business men are
taking treatment for hoarseness this
When a fly goes to center Llie
the grand stand marks an out on its
score card. Handsome Ransom is
a peach of an out-fielder.
Manager Hill thinks the umpire a
very poor listener.
Sarver is the fastest man on the
bases we have and is a good striker
•I. It. Cain, John Llchty, Charles
Hargrave, Dr. Miner, Clyde Campbell,
Dr. Kerr and Wilber Leyda are the
leaders of the rooters in the stand.
The race for the champion rooter
is at present a tie between Dr. Grif
fith and Dr. Trotter.
If the insanity commission had
been on the grounds Friday after
noon when “Teeter" smashed his
hit to right in the tenth it would
have had its hands full.
First Fan-—That box with the
curtains on looks like a dry goods
Second Fan If you find any dry
goods in that.box, I'll eat e’lu.
The league records show that
Falls City had a third greater at
tendance last week than any other
city in the league.
Shenandoah this week for Thursday
Friday and Saturday. We want
three but will be satisfied with two
of the games.
THE COMERS AND COERS
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST TO
YOU AND ME.
What Your Friends and Their
Friends Have Been Doing
The Past Week.
Miss Carrie Keiin has been quite
sick this week.
James I Hit left yesterday for Oma
ha to buy cattle.
Miss Alice Tltelow of Unlontown,
Pa., arrived Thursday to visit the
Miss Helen llule of Seneca, Kas.,
arrived 'Tuesday to work in the
Zimmerman music store.
Mrs. Carrie Higgins and Mrs. A.
Ritchie of Stella spent Sunday at
the home of I). M. Davies.
Our team will lie with us the re
mainder of tlie week. Our opponents
will be from Shenandoah, Iowa.
Mrs. Abysllla Powell and Mrs.Mettz
of Sibetha arrived Thursday and are
visiting the families of Jim and
Mrs. K. Witlieo and little son, Gene,
of Stella arrived Wednesday for a
visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. K. K. Pat/.inau and baby of
Kansas City visited Misses M/.etta
and Stella Putzmun a few days the
first of the week.
Nothing demoralizes a team faster
than over-confidence in themselves
or under-estimating the strength of
the opposing team.
The fact that we lost two of the
games at. Maryville, will cause our
team to get together better than
though we had won them.
Miss Almeda llill left yesterday for
a visit in Nebraska City. She will
attend the commencement exercises
in Peru before, returning home.
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Gist of Salem
came down Thursday to see their
great-grandson for the first time.
They feel duly proud of the young
Mr. and Mrs. O. Wachtel will go to
Peru tomorrow to attend the com
mencement, exercises, their daughter.
Miss Inez, being a member of the
JOHN ROBINSON COMING.
Will Be in Falls City, Nebraska on
Thursday, June 9.
There is certainly no traveling en
tertainment in America, perhaps in
the world, which presents exhibitions
so varied, so attractive and so multi
tudinous as do the John Kobinson
Shows. Since the days of Noah a
more complete menagerie has never
been seen. Traditional, poetical and
enchanting scenes never before equal
led or witnessed in the gorgeous
Kvery act in the monstter program
is a revelation to the beholder. The
finest specimens of horse flesh in
the world, the highest aerialists in
the elrcus profession, tin* champion
riders, both male and female, the
finest specimens of tlie cutest ponies
in the world the grandest specialties
ever exhibited; tlie funniest clowns
on earth are with the John Robinson
Almost every circus claims to have
a show that cannot be duplicated.and
an aggregation of performers the like
of which cannot be brought together,
but the fact is that every circus
of any consequence lias a double
This show carries two complete
large canvasses. In case one is des
troyed by fire or storm, another must
be ready to put up. When a failure
to give a performance entails a loss
of from $10,000 to $20,000 for ex
penses, the matter becomes serious.
The big show will he in Falls City,
Thursday, June 9th.
Day Electric Service.
City Clerk DeWald is authority for
tlie statement that after Saturday,
May 28, tlie city will operate the
electric light plant day and night.
This will in* welcome news to the
most of our citizens, and in the opin
ion of The Tribune it should have
been done long ago. Why Falls
City cannot make a day service pay
its way when towns like Humboldt
with their plant owned by private par
ties cfui, is a mystery, and we think
surely they can.
It is loo bad that tlie city did not
think seriously enough about the
subject to have come to this conclu
sion before private parties were al
lowed to make arrangements, with
i an idea of furnishing day power.
There will lie regular services at
the ti'iiue opera house next Sunday
morning and evening.
10:00 a. in. ltihle School. Some
body was til Sunday school last
Sunday in spile of the rain; was that
!1:0o a. ni -Preaching by the pas
tor. Subject, "The Greatest Thing
in tlie World." Do you want to
help in church work? Do you doslro
that your preacher shall preach with
power and win souls to God? You
say. “YDS." Then help him by your
attendance. Don’t he a quitter, he a
doer of the word.
2:30 p. in. Junior Kndeavor. The
contest Is on; which side will win?
7:00 p. in V. P. S. C. 10. A good,
live meeting. Gome and help the en
deavorers, and if you come they will
8:00 p. in.- Sermon subject, "That
Which Is Past.”
To these services every member Is
expected to come and till friends
cordially invited. Gome and bring
The St. Joseph Boosters.
Tin St. Joseph Boosters arrived in
Falls City early Monday morning.
Snm> of fie natives hadn't gotten
•ill of Sunday's dust out of their eyes
yet. The Booster's reception was
a hil chilly as a consequence, how
ever, after some maneuvering they
were perambulated up town, via any
old "boss'' that eould tie pressed into
service. The Booster’s wore feath
ers in their caps. They almost had
need of them In covering mud alley
down depot way. Mayor Keeling’s
Ideas of correct streets may be all
right, hut Falls City nutoinohllists rn
quire more than "the St. Joe Boost
ers coming." to draw them out after
a shower. Some day we will hav®
streets, an1 give receptions, but not
now. The street paving egg in
Once upon the right of way the
hoys seemed to enjoy themselves.
Those who sampled our pickled city
water, pronounced It equal to St.
Joe seltzer. The music was good.
All in all it is not apparent that Falla
City suffered l»y the invasion.
Brethren Church Athletic; Grounds.
The pastor of the Brethren church
lias arranged to begin work on tb®
athletic grounds the first of next
Through the courtesy of Mr. Miles,
Block 28, of Steele’s Addition. lo
cated hetwween Harlan and Lane
streets, has been secured for this
The commlitc lias planned thus far
for tiie following outdoor games. Ten
nis, croquet, base hall, basket hall
and quoits. Other games may li®
introduced later. The pastor will
appoint a committee to superintend
the athletic grounds. Persons in
terested in any of the games nam
ed above or who wisli to join an
Athletic association, inquire of Rev.
Watson, Phone 282. •
The Bible lectures that have bees
given at the Baptist ehurch by Rev.
F. B. Williams, assisted by the sing
er, C. S. Coleburn of Kansas City
for the past week have been unusual
ly Interesting and helpful to all who
have availed themselves of the
great opportunity of hearing these
men of God, who dropped down
among us unannaunced, unheralded
by any flaming hills or sounds of
trumpet, but like Paul and Barnabas
came unto us with a message that
God put upon them to deliver.
Many good things have been told
from night to night. The lectures
will continue throughout the week.
You are cordially invited to attend
The dedication of the Presbyterian
church lias had to be postponed for
a little while. The public will bn
informed of our opening date as
soon as it is possible to make thn
announcement. Meanwhile regular
services will be held in the Klcctrin
Theater, to which all are cordially in
vited. R. Cooper Bailey, Pastor.
Masons Elect Officers.
The Masonic lodge of this city
elected new officers Monday night for
the ensuing year. Following is a
list of the new officials.
K G. Whilford, Worshipful Master.
I. M. Braunum. Senior Warden.
R. Cooper Bailey. Junior Warden.
Amos Gautt, Secretary.
.1. L. Slo'sun, Treasurer.
Louis Wirth and Ward Knight were
fishing at the Missouri Lakes Tues
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