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    The Falls City Tribune
Vo!. Vll FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1910. Number 25
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges, Clubs.
Churches, Etc.
V number of the lady friends of
Miss Rita Boose gave a pleasant party
in her honor, Monday night, at the
horn of Miss Bessie riohrer. The
house* was artistically and appropriate
ly decorated with red roses. Miss was the recipient of many very
pretty presents from her friends. Re
freshments were served in the din
ing room, which had been elaborate
ly p> e pa red to suggest the purpose of
the meeting. The out of town ladies
were Miss Jesta Houck. Salem; Mrs
Thonias Hewitt, Lexington and Mrs.
G, Fred Cummings, Omaha. All en
joyed a pleasant evening ami parted,
wishing Miss Boose a happy wedding.
A very enjoyable surprise party
was given Mrs. Charles Litzsky on
Tuesday evening by the K. L. of S.
No. 610. About, fifty masque rafters
walked in to their home about nine
o'clock just as the family was think
ing of retiring and took possession.
Tin surprise was complete. The ev
ening was given to games and music.
Light refreshments were served, and
those present pronounced it a grand
Mrs. W. B. Boose and daughter en
tertained a number of young lady
friends Friday afternoon. The oc
casion was for announcing the near
wedding of Miss Elta Boose. Ke
freshments of unique and suggestive
designs were served. The time was
enjoyably spent in a variety of ways
that afforded amusement for every
one present. The wedding was ati
nounced to take place June 1f>.
The L. B. T. Club was pleasantly
entertained Tuesday afternoon by
Mrs N. Musselman in honor of
Mrs. Maple of Omaha. An enjoyable
afternoon was spent in art work and
social conversation. Before* separat
ing nil partook of refreshments.
The Knights of Columbus entertain
ed the members of the Catholic
church in honor of Father Hoffman,
the new pastor. The gathering was
pleasantly entertained by selections
of nr * tie. select readings and short
Mrs. P. H. Tussen entertained a
number of her friends at her home
Tuesday afternoon. The occasion was
given in honor of her sister. Mrs.
(Tarn Jennings of Sapulpa, Okla. At
five o'clock lunch was served.
The members of Kaffee Klatch
were agreeably entertained by Mrs,
Win. Schmelzel Tuesday afternoon.
They report the usual busy and of
course, good time. Several guests
from out of town were there.
Horse Thieves Caught.
Sheriff Kenton and Chief of Police
Sam Marts made a new record for
quick work Tuesday morning.
Monday night Charles McMahan
and Melvin Walters went to the barn
of Wm. Branscom, near the old wat
er works and took a team, which they
forge, to pay for or even notify the
own r that they intended to feed
for him.
Tuesday morning the officers were
notified, and one hour after the
thieves had crossed the ferry going
to St. Heroin the officers crossed in
persuit. The men had no idea
they were being followed until the
officers were upon them.
One of them started to run toward
some trees nearby, but a gentle re
minder by the sheriff that the sprint
would be his last one caused the fel
low to “stand without hitching.”
Much credit is due to botli Sheriff
Fenton and Chief Marts for the rap
id tire order in which this matter
was handled.
Walters has been in trouble before.
Three years ago lie was arrested for
burning a barn at Rulo and has since
been arrasted by Cheif Marts on sev
eral occasions for minor offences.
There has been for some time a
place where stolen horses seem to
lanish. These horses were no doubt,
going into this neighborhood and we
hope that the arrest of these m«n
will, in a measure, stop our part of
the trouble.
A Fine Programm Rendered—Annual
Childrens' Day.
Juno 12th was rod letter day at the j
Evangelical church. On this day!
these people held their annual Chil-j
drens’ Hay The day was one of the1
most beautiful June Sundays. The
morning dawned cloudless, and Un
people gathered from far and near for
the morning service. The floral dec
orations were exceptionally fine; the
church wan fragrant with roses and
wild daisies and many of the other
varieties now m season. The large
choir under the efficient leadership of
Edward Daeschner did noble service.
All were made to feel that the gospel
of His grace is never sweeeter than
when it is the gospel in song. The
part the little folks had in the pro
gram was well rendered.
The offering of the day for the
spread of the gospel was $35.30.
In the evening. Rev. Nanninga gave
his lecture on one of America’s most
useful institutions or the work of the
Sunday School. The speaker said:
“We have in this great country four
institutions on which the well being
of our people rest. The first are the
homes and the home training of the
children. If the home fails every
other of the institutions must in that
measure fall. The second institution
is our complete school system. The
other two in order, the Sunday school
and the church.” In a country like
ours where we have a complete separ
ation of church and state, it is quite
plain what responsibilities fall upon
the Sunday school. The speaker em
phasized that fact that as the day
school trains the mind In all useful
knowledge, so it is the mission of
the Sunday School to teach, to in
struct and train the religious mind of
the child. The Sunday school must
never lose sight of this fact that she
is the educator of the children in
things spiritual and religious.
This brought to foreground the very
important problem,the Sunday School
Missouri Pacific Works.
The work on the round house Is
nearing completion. There has
been much disappointment on the
part of the new' employees not be
ing able to get needed accommoda
tions in Fnlls City. The date for
the removal of the division from At
chison here has been necessarily post
poned. The coal chute and water
works are going up rapidly. The com
pletion of both will add matherially
to the appearancce of things around
the yards. The main track has been
leveled up and received its surfacing
of sand this week. The work of
leveling up the yard, filling in
around the. round house and finishing
up generally, goes merrily on. There
still remains the ash dump and the
office building to de definitely plan
ned for. No doubt work on them
will be begun, before long.
Supt. McManus is pushing the
work on the employees’ homes. The
ground has been platted and staked
off. The work of construction will
begin as soon as possible. Some two
score cottages are expected to go up
at once.
A Strong Enterprise.
The National Poultry and Kgg Co.
are moving into their new quarters
at the foot of Stoim street today. The
main building now' nearly completed
is quite an imposing structue. It
will be the main storage and refriger
ating building. A gravity system of
refrigeration has been installed in
it, and in a few days the com
pany will be in position to take cate
of all the poultry, eggs and butter
their hundreds of customers can
ship them.
Other buildings will go up as soon
as possible. This plant under the
efficient management of Mr. Marr
promises to be one of Falls City's
strongest enterprises. As this is a
wholesale business it draws on a
very wide territory and brings to
Falls City a large trade which other
wise would be lost.
Organ Recital.
The magnificent, new pipe organ in
the Presbyterian church will be
opened to the public Friday evening.
Prof. Stanley, one of the most accom
plished performers on pipe organs
west of Chicago, will give a recital.
He will be ably supported by his
accomplished wife, who is a good
sopranist. The occasion will bring as
fine a musical talent to the town as
ever was in Falls City. You will
want to hear them.
Auburn Plucks Two Games Clar
inda Hogs Three The Club
Now in Second Place.
The Auburn boys lost the first
game to Falls City5 to 2.. The ganio
was interesting from start to finish.
Something doing all the time. The
work on both teams shows that there
is a genuine base ball spirit iti each
player and the crowd surely proves
that it pays to play clean ball.
The game Friday was a good one
even though we lost it to Auburn ti
to 4.
Miller and Smith had charge of
the firing line and until the eighth
inning the game was ours. Then
the load came out of their shoes, and
Auburn taking advantage of some
wild throws, was able to get a lead
which we could not overcome.
Saturday’s game was a repetition of
Friday’s only a better one. Duran
delivered for us and was in the game,
(lill for Auburn was at his best. Both
pitchers had such control that not a
man was given a pass to first. Our
battery is in the hospital just a lit
tle. McCabe sprained his arm Tues
day. and Poteet is suffering in the
same way, but we hope they will
both be back in harness in a few
days. The other boys are all right,
but we need all of them.
Our hall team seems to be on the
slide and somebody has been greas
ing the toboggan. The pitchers have
been going well hut the hatting is
far ftotn satisfactory.
The following are the Individual
batting averages as compiled from
the games on the home grounds:
Martin, 315.
McCabe, 300.
Smith, 285.
Poteet, 250.
McBride, 250.
Sloane, 240.
Sarver, 220.
Annis, 200.
Ransom, 170.
Van Tappen. 150.
Duran, 000.
Miller, (100.
This shows the team to he bat
ting but 198 on the home grounds.
For it to be a winning aggregation, it
should bat not less than 250 at home.
The town remains loyal to the boys,
notwithstanding the slump, but, inas
much as we have dug up the cash
to pay salaries, we take the liberty
of suggesting that reasonable hours
and tlie minimum of dissipation are
conducive to good batting eyes.
Back about one hundred years, we
used to play one old eat with a fel
low who Is still in the game, and still
kicking about everything that isn’t
just as he thinks it should be. Using,
yet sometimes under great provoca
tion, profane and obscene language,
making himself an object of contempt
among fans and players alike. He
is a great batter and in some other
respects a good player, but he
could be all this and a gentleman be
We are glad that we have outgrown
this kind of ball playing; that our
team is above this kind of thing
and that we are sure to see the game
played by men who have respect for
the opinion of even the umpire,
• * «
Sage will umpire the Clarinda games
* * *
Sarver lias made the only home run
on the home grounds.
* * *
The change in the batting order will
work well. Just watch it.
* * *
Smith is a good catcher, and one of
the best hitters on the team.
* * *
McCabe is not only a good hitter,
but he is a swell short-stop as well.
• * »
O, for the smash of “Teeter’s" bat,
the sound of the hits that are still.
* * *
VanTappen continues his fine field
ing, but his batting is getting a little
* * *
McBride is picking up in hitting and
continues to field his position in class
A style.
* » *
The fans are all hoping that the hot
weather will take the ‘‘kink" out of
Tommy’s arm.
* * *
Clarinda has not played here so far
but the three games this week will
give us a line on the Iowans.
Duran should have had a shut-out
In both games ho pitched against Au
* * *
Base Ball Notes,
And Auburn, the roar guard, took
two out of throe on our home
* * *
Tlie fans are ripe for the Clarinda
games, Thursday, Friday and Satur
day and record breaking crowds will
be In the stands.
* * *
Sloane continues his usual good
game. His two base hit with the
bases full in the first Auburn game
was timely and put the game on Ice.
• * *
McCabe was saved for Clarinda and
was not used against Auburn. Next
time we will save McCabe for Au
burn and not use him against Clar
* * *
Ransom's release pleases the fans.
He was hopelessly out.-classed in the
league. If the new man is a good
hitter, he will make the team much
* * *
Auburn is at the bottom, but. keep
your eyes on this team. The team
that win the pennant is going to have
an argument with our sister city be
fore the curtain falls on the season.
* * +
•lust bear in mind that we play
Clarinda on the home grounds Thurs
day, Friday, and Saturday of this
week. This will he a hot fight for
leadership and these three games will
be hummers.
* * *
A more orderly, well behaved crowd
than that turned out. by Falls City can
not be found anywhere. Practically
all of our preachers attend the
games and at least half the specta
tors are ladles.
* * •
The stands thought Manager Hill
should have sent Poteet in to hit for
Ransom Saturday, when there were
two men on bases. Tommy lias sev
eral hits in his system and we all
remember the games he has broken
up in the past.
If the few knockers in the grand
stanJ who volunteer so much advice
concerning Manager Bill, had half the
basd ball sense that ^he old man has
in his noodle, the tortured listeners
might have a little more patience
with their twaddle.
* * *
The best Falls City could get from
Meyers was the worst, of It. This
Dutchman is too officious. He is
somewhat “chesty" over a little
authority and usually exercised it. by
creating opportunities to hand it to
Falls City whenever possible.
Miller pitched good ball against Au
burn and should have won his game.
He held them down to four hits while
we made ten. The eight errors be
hind him. however, proved loo big
a handicap. Miller is a good pitcher
and will win his full share of the
games before the season is over.
• « •
Knock the knocker. This goes
double. We have a choice assort
ment that infest the grand stand and
makes life miserable for the specta
tors who attend the game to enjoy
them and not to hear tlie anvil chor
us that sets up every time a batter
strikes out or a fielder makes an er
* * *
Auburn is the fastest visiting team
that has played here, and the fans
believe that it is only hard luck that
is keeping this team down. The
players are all gentlemanly and clean,
and strange as it may seem, our peo
ple are all wishing Auburn the best
luck In the world. In fact, the state
ment was heard many times that if
the home team must be beaten they
would rather have a bunch like Au
burn or Nebraska City do it than any
other. The Auburn boys all spoke
of the treatment accorded them here
and of the impartial manner in which
the fans applauded good plays.
Tin- Falls City Fishing Club will
meet Saturday evening at eight
o'clock at Wirth's store. All mem
bers and others interested are invit
ed to attend.
F. \. KELLER, Pres.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the G. A. R , the
W. It. C. and our many friends, for
floral offerings and for their kindness
and sympathy during our recent be
reavement.—Mrs. Elizabeth Prior and
Died At Her Horne South of Town
Sunday Evening.
Minnie Elizabeth Neff, second dau
ghter of Orange and Elizabeth Neff
was born In Kearney, Neb,, Sept. 13,
IS"!*. At eleven years of age she
eatne with her parents to Ksills City;
a little over a year later she went to
make her home with T. 3. Cist and
fumily, where she remained for fif
teen years.
On the 14th day of February, 11*07
she was married to Howard Long of
this city. They located immediately
niton a farm near Dawson; after liv
ing there for two years, they bought
a farm Just across the Kansas line,
which is still their home,
SI e grew to womanhood in our
midst, attended the public schools
and early in life site united with the
Methodist church. At one time she
taught a class in the Sunday school
composed of boys, who are now young
Minnie, as she was familiarly known
*<) all, was modest and winning, hav
ing an inborn faculty of making and
keeping friends until their number is
legion. Her nurse spoke the senli
ment of ail who knew her when she
remaiked to n lady, “who could he
with Mrs. Hong a week and not love
The beautiful casket of clay con
fined a far more beautiful spirit, that
was adorned with nil the womanly
gracces; it seemed that nothing was
lacking, but. four weeks ago last Tues
day the finishing touch was added
when she entered the Valley of the
Shadow and came forth witli the
halo of motherhood about her. When
the tiny morsel of life, fresh from the
hands of Its Creator, was laid in her
arms, she exclaimed, "Can it be I'm
In Heaven.” She had tasted earth's
sweetest Joy.
Hast Sunday evening as the day
was growing tired and the shadows
grew long and dark, her spirit took
its flight and entered into the pres
ence of her Master to hear the glad
words, “well done.”
As the last light of day was dying
in the west, a group of loving friends
lingered just outside the door of her
home, thinking of the miracle that
had Just been wrought in their pres
ence and asking "why?” and “whith
er.” A little bird perched on an over
hanging hough near by and poured
forth a volume of song that seefued
to say, “listen and learn,” and an
infinite calm fell upon them! Who
knows if we but had ears to hear
and hearts to Interpret, what mes
sage the little songster might have
been bringing? Sure it is, that it.
was a song of triumph sung in the
calm of that beautiful Sabbath even
The years of Mrs. Long's earthly
life extended from Sept. 13, 1879 un
til June 13, 1910, but the end of the
memory of her sweet spirit and acts
of loving kindness is not yet nor will
be as long as one lives who knew
her. The dawn of her eternal life
began nt sunset last Sunday evening
and the triumph and burst of glory
was heralded to us by the twilight
song of the little night bird.
She leaves her husband and little
daughter, Ruth Emma, a father and
mother, flvt sisters, one brother, and
a host, of sorrowing friends. But she
has only gone on just ahead to
make the pathway a little sweeter
and a little surer that leads to Him.
Splendid Program.
The Christian Endeavorers of the
Christian church gave an entertain
ment last Sunday evening to a crowd
ed house. It was In the form of a
musical and literary program. Those
present were highly entertained and
speak words of praise for the splen
did way in which the young people
handled the affair. The society wish
to thank those who helped to make
the event r. success.
The Dedicatory services for the
new Presbyterian church will be
held Sunday.
In the morning there will he an
address by Dr. Dailey and sermon by
Dr. B. M. Long of Lincoln. In the
afternoon, Rev. K. J. Cardy of Hum
boldt will speak.
In the evening the sermon will he
by Rev. Win. Harris Kearns, D. D.,
of Lincoln, and the Dedicatory pray
er by Rev. T. I). Davis of Pawnee.
Each session will be preceded by
special musical features. Singers
from Humboldt and elsewhere will
be present and assist. There will be
a crowded house, get in early and
i enjoy a comfortable scat.
One of Falls City's Fair Daughters
Wins a Life Partner of High
Standing to Holland.
A quiet wedding occurred at tho
tiom ■ of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Boose of
in tills city on Wednesday, June 15,
when their daughter, Miss Elta June,
was united in marriage to Dirk De
Young of Lincoln. Tho ceremony was
performed by Itev. It. Cooper llailey
of tlie Presbyterian chureb.
Tho bride Is the youngest, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Boose and is
well and favorably known to most of
our people, having been born and
grew to womanhood in our midst.
She is a graduate of the Fails City
high school ami also the Nebraska
State University. For several years
she iias been very popular in both
church and social circles.
The groom graduated from tho
State University in 1907. In a short
time after finishing school ho took
lip JeUrnailstic work in New Mexico,
from whence he secured the endorse
ment of territorial leaders for an
appointment to the U. S. Consular
service. ills first appointment was
to Brazil, under President Roosevelt’s
administration. He received two
subsequent commissions under Presi
dent Taft, the latest being to the U.
S. Consulate in Amsterdam, Holland.
Mr. and Mrs. DeYoung left Wednes
day for the east. After spending a
few days in Washington they will
leave for England, where they will
visit the bride’s sister, Mrs. Emma
Boone Tucker and family. They will
then go to Amsterdam, Holland t«
make their future home.
Big Crowd in Falls City And a Finn
Street Parade.
The John Robinson Show has coma
and goi^e. We all saw it from tho
midget porker which followed its
mate around the track, to the mam
moth elephant with Its almost human
Intelligence Kails City and the s»r
sonndlng country surely satisfied tho
show company that we appreciate
and enjoy a clean entertainment; and
In justice to the company, will say
that we were given that kind.
The performance wus of a high or
der, being both entertaining and in
structive. The rowdy element which
used to follow show companies was
conspicuous on account of its ab
sence, which is also a commendable
Most, everyone enjoys a good circus
but those who don't, and had to go
In order to see that “the children’’
had a good time, seemed to us to be
having as good a time as those of
us who have never really grown up.
Marriage Licenses.
John Mc'Chalfant, Union, Neb.. . 24
Minnie Shoemaker, Union.21
Arthur J. Craham, Bigelow, Mo. ..21
Mable M. Waggenor, Bigelow.. ..19
John W. Kendall, Morrill, Kas.22
Nora Blankenship, St. Joseph.. ..19
Orel Price, Tecumseh, Neb.39
Margaret Wilson. Tecumseh.1C
Dirk De Yound Amsterdam.Holland. 3#
Elta June Boos**. Kails City.26
Chautauqua Board.
The Chautauqua hoard met June 5.
Tlie resignation of W. A. Urecnwald
as president and treasurer was a«
cepted. (1. VV. Holland was elected
treasurer, and David Davies was
chosen to take the place as a member
of the board, vacated by Mr Greca
wald. The contract for printing the
programs was let to the Falls Citr
Injured in a Runaway.
Fred Oberst, who was the victim of
the runaway last Thursday evening
after the circus, is getting along nice
ly. He sustained a compound frac
ture of the right leg. besides other
Mr. Oberst drove a mule team to
a spring wagon. At Lyford’s store ho
loaded preparatory to going home.
Some way the mules took fright and
began to run south. In turning tha
corner at the National Hotel Mr.
Oberst was thrown violently to the
street. He was taken home that ev
ening in an automobile. Three boys
who were w ith him escaped with a
lively shaking up.