The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, June 03, 1910, Image 1
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, JUNE 3, I9IO. Number 23 THE WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO CIETY EDITOR _ Various Kinds of Entertainment by Individuals, Lodges. Clubs, Churches. Etc. Early Morning Wedding. Miss Elizabeth Sanford, the only daughter of Mrs. Delia Sanford of this city, was united in marriage to Mr. e arl Schaer of Superior, Neb., Wednesday morning, dune 1, at St. Francis Catholic church, Kev. Father Hoffman officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by a eirci 1 of friends and relatives. The ring ceremony was observed, Mr. Neal Thornton and Miss Dora Olines acting in the capacity of'groomsman and bridesmaid. The newly wedded pair left on the 7:40 train for Excelsior Springs, where Mr. Schaer has business in terests. The hridt is well known in Falls City and enjoys the pleasure of a large circle of friends. Her partner in life lias been engaged in the hotel business at Superior for a number of years, and is botli popular and pros perous. . The Tribune extends its best wishes for a long and useful life to th< contracting parties. The members of the Womans Aux iliary of St. Thomas church held tht;r meeting before the summer sea son, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Jussen last evening. As is the custom, their final meeting as sumed the form of an annual picnic. It was the best of its kind ever held in the parish. The entire membership was present and by 6:30 o’clock »be spacious lawn was well filled with men, women and children. Before the signal to fall to on a great supper, a general conversation ensued. Many weighty subjects were fully discussed and dis-' posed of, among them being the lat est mode of wearing the hair; the latest style of shirt waists, and just how hungry one ean become before they lose all interest in life generally; the last score by “our team,” au-. tomobiles and cyclones—there must be an affinity between them—and cyanide in capsules, came in for a major part of the general talk. The big and little boys played ball. It may not be amiss to mention that Dr. Miner, Rojit. Neltzel, Roy Fair child and Tom Hargrave displayed surprising skill along (his line, and may have eye to a possible future. The supper was suberb, splendid, real, honest—no “dainty refresh ments,” but the real thing from sand wiches to pie. At eight o’clock the crowd filled the house, and with Mrs. Neide at the piano they made the welkin as well as the house ring with all the old songs our parents used to sin. As went well as a “mar riage belle’ until Mrs. Neide struck up "Dixie.” She is Southern all through, you know, and just couldn’t help it. At the first strain the crowd broke loose. We will draw a veil over it. It, was all right, however. " 'They kept that “Dixie” business up for naif an hour. It was a beautiful, but touching picture to see Mr. Jus sen, Charles Hargrave and Judge Wil hite all wrapped in a three cornered “trio.” earn with a smile that won’t COM.' off. At 9:30 the guests departed, all glad that they had been there and planning for another picnic in the near future. Tuesday evening sixteen of the graduates spent the evening ai the beautiful home of Miss Sadie Daesch ner, just south of Preston. At eight o’clock, a three-course dinner was served. A unique idea and one which reflects much credit to the judgment of the hostess in caring for her guests, was in providing bibs instead of napkins for them. After dinner the time was spent in playing games until eleven o’clock when they returned to the city, all feeling that they had had a splendid time. Trie Pythian sisters held a.kensing ton at the home of Mrs. R. A. Dittmar Monday afternoon. They plan to meet twice a month. The afternoon was spent in a social way and light refreshments were served. Thr> Thursday Bridge club met in postponed session last Friday with Mrs D. G. Griffith, and passed an en joyable afternoon with this favorite game. Guests were present for two tables and many interesting games played the honors falling to Miss Grace Maddox. Dainty refreshments were served at five o’clock at the close of n very delightful afternoon. Mrs. D. M. Davies and Miss Grace Maddox were guests of the club. Mis. James Powell gave a dinner Monday to a number of her friends. The afternoon was spent in a social way. A PROUD AND HAPPY FATHER. Feels Amply Repaid For His Efforts in Behalf of Children. Mils Loretta Sheehan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sheehan, lias bee'i awarded a free scholarship at Highland College, Highland. Kansas, in recognition of the honor of having made the highest average in the ex amination for high school diplomas in Brown county, Kansas. The young lady is but twelve years old, and is the daughter of parents who realize the importance of regular attendance, and the regular attend ance in this case sometimes entailed sacrifice on the part of the parents - there were long drives in cold and rainy weather, and sometimes the farm work lagged in order that his children might be at their post on time, but, in the language of Mr. Sheehlan, ‘one feels well repaid for the sacrifices made for children when they see the same is appreciated and taken advantage of.” Mr. Sheehan has recently moved to a farm south of Salem, and his daughter will attend school at that place one term before entering High land College. The man who has children to feel proud of has a heritage that is un purchasable, and one that helps to round out years of labor and flavor them with contentment. DAVIE SMASHES A RECORD STATE RECORD IN POLE VAULT ING SMASHED. He Will Probably Take Part in the Great National Meet at 7 Chicago This Month. David Reavis, .Tr., the high school 'pole vaulter, raised the state record at the stale high school track meet held in Omaha last Saturday to a mark that will endure for many year.! to come. Notwithstanding adverse condi tion.'., consisting of mud and rain he not only won the event but raised the record from ten feet three inches to eleven feet two inches. Tiie Sunday Omaha Bee run his picture and had this to say of his performance. “A number of records were smash ed, principal among which was the pole vault. Davie Reavis, the Falls City high school boy who has been tied for the state high school record, raised the vaulting record from ten feet three to eleven feet two. He won the meet by going over ten feet six .nehes and then went after the record, fie cleared the bar easily at eleven feet two inches and doubtless would have gone higher but for the sudden rain that came up as he was making his final trial." Here is a suggestion that we maKe without comment. One hundred and forty-six high school hoys from out the state participated in this meet and the Falls City boy was the only one compelled to pay his own ex penses. The school board of other schools defrayed the expense of their contestants. There is a nation al meet to be held in Chicago in June. York, Omaha, Lincoln, Kear ney and many other schools will have their boys there. Falls City, which has the finest athlete in the bunch, and which has but to enter to put this little old town at the head of the list as the holder of a world's record, will not be a participant. Tin' same condition obtained in the debates. Our young people worked untiringly to prepare their arguments in the hopes of winning honor for their school and our city, yet, when the trips were made to the seat of the contest the young people were al ways compelled to pay their own expenses. If a like condition prevails in any other school in the state wo have never heard of it. The Burlington Represented. At last Saturday's hall game the Burlington was ably represented in the rersons of .1. L. Mendenhall, .1. R. Weatheral, ('. C. I>. F. A., and W. ! H. Btoek, agent at Auburn. They all proved to be fans of the 33d degree variety, and seemingly enjoyed Falls City’s victory. THE GRADUATION EXERCISES A CLASS OF TWENTY-FIVE RE CEIVE DIPLOMAS. The Largest Class Ever Graduated From Public Schotlj Gov. Shallenberger Talks. Tile commencement exercises for the class of 1910 of our high school was held at the city auditorium last Thursday evening. The class was the largest that has ever graduated from our public schools, twenty-five in all, and one may look many schools over and many times before they could find a better looking, brighter, more intelligent class of young people. The stage was made very attractive by the use of potted plants, cut flowers and a liberal amount of draperies in class colors, purple and white. The exercises were very late In opening, owing to the hour lhe hack conveying the graduates arrived and for this reason some changes were made in the order of the pro gram. After the invocation by Kev. Bail ey. who was announced by Supt. 11. S. Wood, thi> Glee Club sang, "Hap py Hays Gone By," and were heartily applauded. Governor Shalleuberger was asked to sneak preceding the (’lass Prophesy as he was lo take the ten o’clock train for Lincoln. His address pleas ed all who heard him, though it was very evident to all that it was not given in full because of the lack bf time. It was full of patriotism and left witli the graduates, whom he had first in mind, a lesson of high ideals of citizenship, mental achievements for Hie good of their nation first, which meant a lasting name for them selves, rather than material weaitii for the individual, the one thing the governor seems to think in which our nation has become truly great. His tribute lo our flag and Nebraska, and her material and educational re sources was a fine bit of oratory, and a splendid item in a scholarly address. Miss Maybelle Poteet and David Reavis of the senior class gave excep tionally fine musical numbers and were given cordial greetings by the audience. The Class Prophecy by Miss Loretta Reaver and Miss Hel en Schock was very original and quite lo the point in witty references and was wi ll received by the class and the audience. After the presentation of the diplomas by John Lichty, the presi dent of the school board, the Glee Club sang “Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes,” which closed the exer cises, after which the class held a short and informal reception upon the stage to receive the congratula tions of their friends. Following is a list of the members of the class: Elsie A. C. uauey, Loretta A. Beaver, Ethyl Stephens Bohrer, Jean Cain, Sadie Sylvia Daeschner, Edna DeWald, Helen M. Gagnon. Florence W. Gerhardt, Mary Jenkins, Harry Jones, Quinton V. Lively, Emma Marie Mattill, Helen Marcella Me M ahon, Florence Neitzel, Maybelle Poteet, Lela Powell, David Dorrington Reavis, Ruth Reavis, Louise Rule, Gladys Elizabeth Ratekin, Helen F. Schock, Morion Simanton, Robert E. Steele. W. Ballow Wanner, Amos Yoder. His "Best Licks.” There was one individual, in par ticular, in Falls City, who was deter mined that Decoration Day, for 11)10, should lie a success in every particu lar, and to that end he labored, un ceasingly. His "best licks” were brought into play, and when the day was done, barring a hitch or two, where Jupiter Pluvius prevented a porf rt forming of the program pha lanx, it was conceded by all that it was a charming programs; a day well spoilt and a day rounded out with an earnest desire to honor those to whom honor was due. For his untiring efforts to this end, for his unquenchable enthu siasm, the thanks of the community and of the old veterans ns well, are due to Commander John L. Cleaver. BALL TEAM ON THE ROAD OUR TEAM MAKES GOOD SHOW ING AWAY FROM HOME. Drop Game on Home Lot to Shens Win Two Lose One Abroad Win Two 2d Place Thursday. In the opening game with Shenan doah, Falls City went down in defeat to tlie tune of (i to 5. Rain fell during most of the game andthe mud dy condition of the ground made* er rors numerous and almost unavoid able. Sanicr was on the rubber for Falls City and considering conditions pitched fine. It was his first game with our team and put him at a dis advantage. Miller took Ills place in the fourth inning, but too late to overcome the lead. Shennndoth-0 0 0 -1 0 2 0 0 0 -6-12-10. Falls ity—1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1-6- 7- 2. Saturday. On a dry field Falls City redeemed herself by taking the game from Shenandoah by a score of t! to I. Duran pitched for Falls City. The support given Falls City was good, en abling the team to come through the game without an error. Ward was on the slab for Shenandoah and al though a little wild he pitched a good game, but was replaced by Ev erett In tin* ninth inning. Shenandoah-0 <> 0 0 0 u l 0 0—1-4 G. Falls City—1 0 0 0 1 12 1 *-6-6-0. Our base ball team is still doing fine. We won two of the three games played at. Shenandoah. We would like to have had all of them hut to take that per cent of games away from home is good, and we should be satisfied. We have the best, team in the league and when the hoys get hack on the home grounds playing before such enthu siastic fans as Falls City can find, we will soon he at the head of the list where we belong. Monday—Falls City ti and Shenan doah, 1. Tuesday—Shenandoah fi and Falls City A. Wednesday—Falls City !• and Shen andoah 1. The Shenandoah game of Thursday was v nightmare that should be for gotten. Watch Miller; he will develop into one of tlie best pitchers we have. McCabe, Duran, lleacock and Mil ler will make the strongest pitching staff in the league. Falls City is after the pennant. In the absence of accidents, the flag is ours. The Shenandoah players state that our team is far and away tlxe best in the league. Manager Bill is the finest infielder in the league. If he could peg across the way Martin can, he would he the limit. Aside from a weakness on gioiind balls McBride could not be improved on at first. On throw balls lie hax them all bested. Sarvis hacking up third on a throw from right field Saturday shows how our boys are playing together and using tlieir heads at all times. Clarinda seems to be the hunch we must beat. It is too bad that we don't meet them until June 13. Marysville has a splendid team but the town is not supporting it. If Hiawatha could get this franchise it would In1 a splendid tiling for the leagi e. “Lefty” Duran certainly had the Indian sign on Shenandoah Saturday. But three hits were made off him and one of these was the worst kind of a scratch. Heacock has signed up and witli regular work will lie one of the best in the league. Martin and Van Tappen continue their sensational work that has made them so popular with the fans. Sloane lias the best eye on the team. A curve never fools him and they must come over before ho will swing. A left handed pitcher is a liodoo Hansom says they all ought tn he hung McCabe’s record up to Monday was throe straight shut outs. Can you hem it? Tho crowd makes a mistake by cheering every time Martin, Poteet. and other long hitters go to the bat. It puts the opposing fielder next to the fact, that they are liable to hit It. out of the lot. Poteet was robbed out of a long hit the other day because tile crowd yelled and the out fielder caught the cue and played buck. Of course when the season gets older the teams will know who can hit ii out, but there is no need for the crowd to inform them and thus bent the hoys out of a few home runs. Saturday’s game was the host yet played. Our hoys gave the cleanest exhibition of fast fielding possible1, and, for the first time, showed the fans their full capabilities. Kalis City continues to turn out the biggest crowds on the circuit. Illick and Shanier were both re leased Saturday. Both ure> good men and tar ahead of some' of the visiting pitchers wno have worked Imre (ids spring, but our financial abilities are limited and tlm team is well supplied with pitchers. It is rumored that Omaha and St. doe rre watching two of our pitchers with longing eyes. Achum is getting new players and will probably be greatly strengthened by the tint i the te'ani plays here. No games lids week. Wo play Maryville here next Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday, and Auburn here next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here's hoping for good weather. The corn’s getting weedy. DECORATION DAY SERVICES SPLENDID PROGRAM RENDERED AT AUDITORIUM. Morning Rain Interferred With Pa rade — Mr. J R. Cain, Jr., Orator of the Day. Al* hough the rain in the morning interfered with the parade in the afternoon, there was a goodly crowd gathered ui the auditorium lo do hon or to the memory of the old soldiers. The program as printed in Iasi week’s paper was carried out witli but few exceptions. After the open ing song, “America,” by the congre gation; and invocation by Itev. Ft Kllsworth Day, Supt, H. S. Wood in well chosen words, welcomed the con gregation in behalf of the old sol diers, paying a beautiful tribute to the memory of the fallen soldiers and our beloved Lincoln. Comrade Whitaker delivered an original poo in, “Who Will Dec orate Our Graves." Coming as it did. from an old comrade it was more than appreciated. He realized that ere long the decoration of the soldiers' graves would be in the hands of the children and grandchildren, but did not fear that they would be. neg lected. 1 he choir sang the old war song. “Tramp, Tramp, Tramp.” "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address” was then delivered by James Kalloon. The next number was "The Bivouac of The Dead" by Miss Helen Whit ford. After the singing of “The Star Spangled Banner” by the congrega tion, Mrs. T. J. Gist read a history of the siege of Nashville as described by a little girl, whose home was there during that time. It was very inter esting. One old soldier remarked that he was through it all. and it all came back to memory so vividly that he could just see the boys with him again. Then came the oration of the day by Hon. J. K. Gain, Jr., in which lie paid glowing tributes to the old sol diers, both living and dead, and to the mothers, wives and sweethearts who remained at home and suffered during the struggle. The talk was fine I and will long l>e remembered by those present. After the oration the choir sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic, and anoth< r memorial day had been ob served. The day is not far distant when the last old soldier will have passed from our midst. Let us us citizens of this great country, kept intact for j us by the heroism of the old soldiers, ] never forget tin- debt of gratitude we owe to them, nor give them reason tc feel that their sacrifices are not ap predated. REPORT OF CHARITY BOARD THE YEAR'S WORK IN CHARITY CIRCLES SHOWN. Much Distress Relieved By Com mittee Serving for the Co operating Churches. The committee serving for the co operating churches of this city re ceived from former Treasurer Ilaeach* ner, $6.90, and from all other sources $117.tin. Paid out during the past win ter $122.94. llalauce on hand $1.66. Considerable traveling, was done by members of the committee, to investi gate calls received, and only two ap plicants were refused aid. Aid was sent twenty-five times to eleven different families.. Seven men and six widows also received aid. The receipts at the Sunday after noon men’s meeting, at the Brethren church last January were $18.74. This was equally ivlded between the two unfortunate men for whom it was donated. One half was sent in payment of a paper bill owing by ono of them at a Kansas City house, and the other half was applied on a note owing by the other at the bank. it is needless to say thut. relieving distress is very pleasant work, when no one misunderstands and criticises unjustly. We will refer to a few tilings Hint make the work unpleasant at times: In nearly every case of aid given, some one can be found who is very sure that it is only another imposi tion, and that, the people are entirely unworthy. That is often said of t.ho most worthy and needy. All Know mat me use or liquor cutises most of the poverty. But that is by no means a good reason for thrifty temperance people to hinder relief work and iefu»e to contribute, as they are well able. Liquor dealers are not noted for looking after the woe and want in. the numerous drunkards homes, and If others fail them also, the suffering especially in the winter will he unspeakable. A large number of lazy, shiftless, drinking men would he allowed to stiff v" some if they could be separated from their families. When baskets of food are taken to a place for needy mother and children, it is often un pleasant to see a strong, worthless man eat most of it. But bo that. as it may, no one will sit by and sea women and children suffer in cold weather. Often when a needy family is fur nished a week's supply, they eall in their friends and kindred for a feast, and the week’s Supply is all eaten in a day. The best aid that can be given to anyone, is that which enables people to help themselves, and earn their own living. To this end the city should own and operate a good sized wood yard, equipped with axes, saws and l ucks. There should be a sim ilar plant at the court house. Then if men out of work applied for fuel, they could be shown where they can. earn fuel; and those unwilling to saw and split wood had better live cold It is tiresome for city and county to pay for men and gasoline to prepare fuel for men who prefer to live idle many a fine day, and never think of saving up a dollax for cold weather or sickness. Some unfortunate, worthy ones are so modest that they will suffer se verely before they will let their wants be known. They must be hunt ed tin and relieved. And the stalwart, able-bodied men. whi are imprudent and waste many a fine day as well tis their small earnings, and are not looking for a chance to earn a living and support their families, must bo found out and marked. Respectfully submitted I). W. SOWLES, Treasurer. Away to England. Mrs. R. Cooper Bailey left Wednes day morning via the Burlington for a visit to her old home hi England. She went by way of Chicago and tbo New York Central, taking ship to New York Friday. Dr. Bailey ac companied her to St. Joe. In Chicago she had lu'r baggage inspected and bonded through. She will be gone several months, or 11s long as tho Dr’s, building operations keeps him sufficiently occupied not to got loue som and cable her return. She will visit her old home, which she lias not seen since leaving, when on her hon eymoon she came to America. We certainly wish for her a pleasant trip I an a happy home coming.