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Vol. VII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1910. Number 36
THE WEEK’S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
The crowning event in musi
cal circles the past week was the
charming affair tendered her
guests by Mrs. Emerson Bowers,
at her country home, northwest
of the city. Mrs. Bowers was as
sisted in entertaining by Mrs.
To lie a guest at the Bowers
home is to enjoy the queenly grac
lousness of a .most charming
hostess, and is a pleasure that
friends look forward to, what
ever the occasion. lrpon this
occasion the guests were pleas
ingly entertained by musical
numbers from leading musicians
from both Yordon and Falls City.
Those present from Falls City
were Mesdnmes, T. L. Davies, I).
M, Davits, and Misses Floy (Irin
stead and Anita Wilson.
A most unique entertainment
was tendered about twenty of
the friends of .Miss Lela Powell,
at the Pow.tf home on Monday
evening. The guests appeared as
children, and right well did some
of the participants carry out the
idea. Children's games were in
dulged in out upon the lawn and
the “little folks” certainly en
joyed themselves. Stick candy
was freely indulged in, and a
flash-light picture was taken of
the group. Light refreshments
were served. The out-of-town
guests were. Miss Myrtle lloffnell
Abilene. Kas., Miss Maude Shaek
clton. Beatrice, and Miss Helen
Jackson. St. Joe.
An enjoyable afternoon was
spent at the home of Mrs. R. P.
Will. Wednesday, August 24, by
the Sunny Slope kensington mem
bers. A profusion of garden
flowers brightened the rooms.
Needlework and pleasant conver
sation and music on the phono
graph were features of the after
noon, after which nice refresh
ments were served, consisting of
cake, fruit and watermelon. Mrs.
Charles Will and Mrs. C. Weyand
were guests of the afternoon. The
next meeting will be hid with Mrs
II. E. Will. September 7th.
The annual mission festivities
of the Lutheran church was held
at the city park Sunday. The
speakers of the day were Rev. A.
Jurgenson of Netawaka, Ivas.,
Rev. Arndt of St. Joe. whose ad
dresses were in English and Rev.
Selniltze and Rev. liarlz spoke in
German. A collection for mis
sions was taken at the close of
the meeting and the very liberal
amount of $102 was taken in.
Airs. B. Reavis entertained the
members of the Tournament ;
Whist club and the Married I
Ladies kensington at her home on;
Friday night. The event was in!
honor of Airs, dames Pickett who;
left this week for her new home
in Boise, Idaho. Whist was the
game of the evening and all en
joyed themselves until a late
hour. The hostess served dainty
Miss Louise Rule was hostess
to a number of young ladies on
Saturday afternoon. The gather
ing was complimentary to Miss
Shackelton of Beatrice. During
the afternoon a number of vocal
and piano numbers were thorough
iy enjoyed by those present. Re
freshments were served at an
A crowd of young people con-1
sisting of Misses Mable ami Lea
i’oteet and Miss Titlow and Tom'
I’oteet. Bob Wright and Earl Car-j
ruthers spent a most pleasant day,
at the Missouri lakes Sunday. The
day, like their picnic dinner wasj
ideal. The trip was made in Tom
Tuesday afternoon the W. . C.
kensington met at the G. A. R.
hall. A pleasant afternoon was
spent by the members. Lunch
was served at 5:00 o’clock.
This kensington meets twice each
month and the afternoon is al
w<$s Rooked forward to with
great pleasure by the members.
Rulo the Scene of a Joyous Sun
day School Picnic.
The Methodist Church of liulo
held a picnic for the Sunday
school, Wednesday, August 31.
A good sized crowd gathered at
the park, and everyone had a
good time until it began to rain.
Rev. Brooks of Falls City made
a short address in the afternoon
and Frank Harrison of Lincoln
spoke in the church in the even
There were two ball games in
the afternoon. The hoys from
White Colud winning the first
and tile boys from the Methodist
Sunday school of Falls City win
ing the second by a score of 8
to 2. Some excellent plays were
pulled off by the teams. We are
promised a return game soon.
Some of our boys have an eye
on a berth in the Mink League
and from the ability displayed on
SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY.
Salem the Scene of Animated S.
S. Workers Sunday.
From various sections of the
county there gathered at the old
fair grounds at Salem Sunday
members and workers of the
Christian Sunday Schools.
The occasion was a rally of the
Christian Sunday Schools of the
county, and in every way was a
most successful and enjoyable
Falls City contributed a delega
tion numbering over a hundred
teachers and scholars—the great
est delegation in attendance.
I here were delegations present
from Humboldt, Yerdon and Falls
City, and these with the co-opera
tion of the Sunday School# of Sa
lem, swelled the attendance to a
The Sunday School session was
presided over by Mr. Klmer De
Jarnett, of this city, and was
made up of a song service and the
THE DORRINGTONS WITH US
Three John Dorriugtons Are
Now Guests in The City.
John W. Dorrington, an old
time resident of Falls City, but
now of Yuma, Arizona, is in the
city visiting his brother, W. E.
Dorrington and family, as well
as numerous other relatives.
John Dorrington, No. 2, of
Sparta, Wisconsin, is also a
guest of numerous relatives in
this city and is enjoying a visit
with his father, W. E. Dorrington,
and renewing acquaintance with
many old time friends. And
John Dorrington, No. 3, of Dos
Angeles, Cal., is here, the guest
of Reavis Gist.
It is a mutual pleasure to the
visitor and the visited in this
ease, and the only regret is that
our old time residents and their
children, and their children’s
children, do not abide with us al
Possibly the only one who
FALLS CITY’S PIONEER MERCANTILE HOUSE
Away back in 1883, 27 years ago, Samuel Wahl started in the mercantile business in Falls
City, and by those legitimate methods invariably followed by the successful merchant—honesty,
and reliability—has always enjoyed a generous patronage from all parts of the county, and even
beyond tile confines of the state.
Mr. Wahl, as a buyer for his store, has always leaned toward “the best," and so closely
has he followed this precept that it has become a common expression that while he does not al
ways sell the cheapest, he nevertheless sells “the best," and when one stops to consider, is is a
xpelndid reputation to have acquired.
The Wahl Store has not always occupied the splendid quarters it now occupies. It was onl>
by assiduous attention to business, by making cadi year's sales top the previous year’s sales that
that platial mercantile establishment now occupied, was attained.
In the present commodious quarters Mr. Wahl is enabled to stock his shelves and counters
with dry goods, clothing, shoes and ladies furnishings, as well as everything in the ready-to-wear
.V portion of the second floor is occupied as a carpet and rug room, and for ladies suits.
Ordinarily Mr. Wahl employs eight clerks, hut in the busy seasons this force is augmented by an
increase of the force.
The second floor also furnishes accomodations for offices and a business college.
The third floor is given up to lodges, three different orders using the seine.
Mr. Wahl is one of those useful citizens, one of those successful merchants, who is satisfied
with Falls City—Falls City to him is the one place in which he is interested. A siren might sing
long and in tones alluring of the golden harvests of some other land; of its sunshine and flow
ers, its fruitage and wealth, but Mr. Wald is one who pins his faith in his quiet and unostentatious
way fo Falls City and old Richardson county.
Falls City has reason to be proud of Mr. Wahl and of the splendid edifice that bears hi
name, as well as the business which lie so ahlv conducts._
Wednesday, they will be no dis-j
credit to such a team as soon as
Father Time has stretched them
up and out a little.
THE “QUEEN OF BEAUTY" |
Launched on The Sea of Musical
Comedy Wednesday Night.
A generous supply of cheek, a,
modicum of brass, well sprinkled
with gall, and embellished with!
scant and tawdry raiment, is, it
seems, about all that is necessary!
in order to launch a musical com-!
edy upon the sea of amusement. |
The piece at best has little to
recommend it to an enduring
public, and as staged here, is,
little short of procuring money
under false pretenses.
The “peachiest chorus” was in'
evidence and “electrified” the
In the hands of a capable com
pany the piece would savor of
“punkiness;” in the hands of its
present interpreters it borders
carrying out of the regular school
The morning preaching service
was in charge of llov. Adams of
Humboldt; the afternoon service
presided over by Rev. F. K. Day
of Falls City.
The lug picnic dinner was, or
course not the least among the
pleasures of the day, for all good
and cheerful Sunday school work
ers are “good feeders”—a dys
peptic possibly, would not prop
erly enjoy the story of Jesus’ en
try into Jerusalem, and the song
of “Hosanna to the Son of Da
In Christian Sunday School
circles it was an occasion long to
be remembered, and in many ways
contributed to the furthering of
the work in the county.
A generous contribution was
taken up, the same to he tendered
to the state Sunday school fund.
There will be a good roads
meeting in the oourt house Fri
day night, September 2. Come
and help boost for good roads.
would object to this latter ar
rangement, is the postmaster
three .John Dorringtmis receiving
mail through the same postot'fice
has a tendency to make the I*.
.M. look wild-eyed.
Nebraska State Fair.
Sept. 5 t o 9 are the dates of j
the state l'air at Lincoln, and
tin* 1910 fair is the greatest ever
attempted to be held in the
state. The attractions comprise'
the best races, four flights each!
day by the Wright aeroplanes/
tour great concerts each day by
Lombardo s Symphony Hand and
Grand Opera Ooncert Co. of six
ty-eight people, the great Hatter
son Shows and night entertain-'
inents consisting of three run-:
ning races, concert, vaudeville
and a stupendous fireworks dis
play on the 5th, Oth 7th and 8th.
In addition to the amusement
features there will be the best
agriculture exhibit shown at any
fair in the world in 1910 and the
second best live stock show. All
these facts should appeal to the j
pride ot' every Idj&ll Nebraska oit-i
izen. Let’s go.-if
AFTER THE PENNANT.
Falls City’s Team Pulling For
The Coveted Rag.
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Tlu» base ball season is on the!
wane. Next Wednesday the sea-'
son closes, dust now it is a!
'pretty close race, as the teams
come clattering down the home
stretch, nones apart in some in
stances and “hopelessly out
classed’’ in others.
For its initial year the Mink
League lias made a most enviable
reputation. To succeed in estab
lishing a base ball league is no
easy matter, as base ball history
records. There have been many
failures in groups of cities that
far outnumber in population the
towns composing the Mink
Among the towns composing
t'.i ■ Mink League none have been
more loyal to its club than Falls
Ci y; we excel iii attendance, we
excel in enthusiasm, and our loy
alty to the men composing the
team has been much commented
It lias been an uphill light lor
Falls City's contondors for many
weeks, attributed largely to acci
dents among the members, .lust
now we are in striking distance
and have a chance to land the
coveted rag the pennynt.
Today, Thursday, throng hav
ing lost Wednesday's game at Au
burn, Falls i itv trails behind the
leaders one game. Clrainda not
having played Wednesday. To
day, the weather permitting, the
two leaders begin a series of two
games here, and then a succession
of transferred games with Au
burn and Shenandoah, which clos
es the season. It is a closoraee.
The team lias been much stren
gthened by the addition of Mc
Neill at third, and the switching
of Van Tappen to second, which
gives Falls City as classy an in
field as one sees outside of the
And the hoys are hitting the
ball—that is the one reason of
our winning a series of eighteen
games out of twenty-two.
Taken all together Falls City's
first year of league base ball lias
been most satisfactory. Those
behind the movement have shown
good business sense, and have
given the patrons their money’s
worth; have given them clean en
tertainment, free from rowdyism
and have attracted an attendance
from among the best classes of
of our citizens, and in so doing
have paved the way for a gener
ous support next year.
The Tribune extends its best j
wishes for clean, wholesome base
ball, and for the success of tin-!
Don’t Cry, Little Girl.”
Alexander the Great wept, ’tis
said, because there were no more
worlds to conquer. Possibly
Alexander's griel' was no more
poignant than that of a fuirdnm-|
sel who was barred out of the
$10,000.01) beauty chorus of the!
Beauty (juccn musical potpourri,
who are just blossoming out here
to startle the world, because she
eoidd neither sing nor jig. Alas,
poor maiden! The world is full
of people who can neither sing
nor jig, and are compelled to
stand in the back row and simply
carry a spear and look pleasant
But if you'll save your shekels
little maiden, it may yet come
to pass that you can give them
what is known in base ball par
lance as the horse-laugh, for there
is nothing in the world . so
gloomy, so depressing, as to hej
miles away from home, out in the
cold world, minus ear fare.
Don’t cry, little girl, don’t cry.
A Workman Injured.
K. .1, Brigman, a young man,I
who recently moved here from
St. Joe, was injured Tuesday
forenoon while working at the
new < 'hristian church.
At the time of the accident he
was wheeling a harrow or mortar,
and when passing under an as
cending box of tile, a 17-ineh
tile was dislodged from the box,
and tailing struck young Brig
man on the hip. • ,'r: i
While the injuries proved to be
exceedingly painful no serious
results are apprehended. ■ j
SEEKERS AFTER KNOWLEDGE
OFF FOR THE STATE UNIVER
SITY AND THE COLLEGE.
Exodus of the Students—Falls City
Well Represented at State
This is the season of the year
when our population decreases;
the season when the colleges
and tlu> universities claim no
small numbers of our sons and
daughters who are seeking after
knowledge and who go forth to
Each year Falls City is well
represented at the state universi
ty, and at numerous institutions
of learning throughout the middle
west, for along educational lines
Falls City ranks high, and her
sons and daughters are given
those ml vantages that the wise
and ambitious parent accords
to his children.
.Miss Ethel Wide, a last year’s
student at the high school, will
this year attend Brownell llall,
Onduia. Miss Neide won the schol
arship which entitles her to eu
| t rance at Brownell, hy her meri
torious work in the high school
last year. There is hut one
•scholarship given hy this well
known institution each year, and
in thus plucking so great a re
ward. Miss Ethel brings credit
to our high school, and pelasure
to her friends and parents alike.
To the State University Falls
City will contribute the following
list of ambitious students, each
of whom, it is needless to say,
will give a good account of him
Misses Ruth Ileneock and Ruth
Messrs. Marry and Jean Cain,
Edgar Schock, David Rcavis. Rob
ert Steele, Ray Graham and Reav
Miss Lois Speneer will take a
course in library work at Madi
Misses Ruth Rcavis and Maybel
Lyford will attend school at Jack
Miss Alice Jaquet will return
to school at Galesburg, III.
Vincent Sheehan will attend
school at conception, Mo.
Miss Anna Sheehan, the only
graduate at IJrsidine Convent last
year, will become an instructor
at the convent at York, Neb.
Cyril McCarthy and Cecil Mc
Mahon, will return to Creighton
('ollogc at Omaha.
Miss Lillian Rowers will return
to 1 lie Acadamy at Arcadia, Mo.
Lloyd Shaffer will attend the
slate agricultural college at
.Miss Nellie Jennings will at
tend the Peru Normal.
Richard King will attend
school the coining year at Minne
Miss Kate Ileneock, member of
the Class of the State I Di
versity. will leave soon for Porto
Rico, where she goes to teach in
tin* government schools.
Miss Josephine Craves left on
Sunday for Laramie. Wyoming,
where she has been employed as a
science teaeiier in the high
school at that place,
M iss Cert rude Lyford will teach
M iss Prm Snidow will teach in
the intermediate department at
Miss Louise Rule, a last years’
graduate of our high school will
teach in the Frank Brecht district
five miles east of Falls Citv.
Miss Edna DeWald, a high
school graduate, will teach in the
Miss Mary Jenkins, a last
years graduate of the high school
will teach near Miles’ ranch.
Miss Florence Gerliardt of the
Class of 1910, will teach east of
Miss Wherry Lowe of the
Class of 1909, will teach the Falls
school, south of town.
New Telephone Directory.
The new telephone directory is
out, bigger and more perfetly ar
ranged than ever before. The vil
lage of Preston has been added
to the service, and the company
are now giving a most satis
factory service over a large por
tion of the county.
The new '‘directory is tlw work
of The Tribune plant,
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