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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, DECEMBER a, 1910. Number 49
[HE WEEK’S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals. Lodges, Clubs.
The Progressive Ten of the Pres
byterian church will give a thimble
party at the home of Mrs. William M.
Wilson Friday, December 9 from
£.30 to 5:30. A cordian invitation is
extended to all. Refreshments will
he served’by Mrs. Steele and Mrs.
Wilson and Mrs. Jennings.
The Sunny Slope kensington ladies
gathered at the beautiful home of
Mrs. George Coon in Salem Wednes
day. The hostess greeted them with
her usual smile of welcome and pro
ceeded to entertain them in her very
pleasant, manner. Neighborly chats
and needle work kept them busy tbe
first hour. The ladies were then giv
e« a lesson in embroidery. Eaeh
lady present embroidered her initial
on a block of a comforter Mrs. Coon
was completing for a keep sake or
memento of the occasion.. Nice re
freshments were served by Mrs. Coon
and her daughter. Miss Ethel. A
delightful afternoon was enjoyed by
all. The next meeting will be with
Mrs. Maines November 30.
On Thanksgiving day at. the home
of Mrs. James McDowell gathered
twenty-eight relatives consisting of
children, grand-children and great
grand children. At the noon hour a
bountiful dinner was served in three
courses, after which the afternoon
was spent in social conversation
which was greatly enjoyed by all.
'hose present were Mrs. Kent and
daughter. Iva, Mr. and Mrs. Warren
McDowell and son, Mr. and Mrs. John
IjuFever of Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. 11. 1’.
Grinstoad and children of Salem, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles McDowell and daufJi
ter, Gertrude, of Straussville, Mr.
and Mrs. George McDowell and child
ren of Salem. Mr. James McDowell of
Teeumseb, Mr. C. C. Price of Boone
grove, hid., and Mr. Lee Kennedy of
Last Wednesday afternoon the So
cial Circle gave a miscellaneous show
er at the home of Misses Emma
and Rose Schaible complimentary to
Miss Myrtle Ramel whose marriage to
Dr. Bert Wiiulle occurred on Thurs
day. The house was beautifully dec
orated with cut flowers and potted
plants, presenting a most attractive
appearance. When all the guests
had arrived Miss Ramel was asked
to search through the different rooms
tor a number of packages and before
opening them to guess the contents
Rhe found many beautiful linens,
pieces of cut glass, china and silver
**d aroused the company for some
i>»e by guesses of the contents of
*>at4>r each guest was given the
najno of a song, anjd a sheet of paper
upon which she was to illustrate it.
A guessing contest followed when
Ike name of the song was guessed
from the picture drawn. At five
thirty delicious refreshments were
served in two courses. Miss Ramel
has been one of the most active
workers in the Social Circle and dur
ing the afternoon she was made to
feel how deeply she was appreciated.
The Misses Schiable was assisted in
entertaining by Mrs. Tom Davies
and Misses Mattie and Stella Schock.
Mrs. \V. A. Greenwald entertained
Mrs. Judith Greenwald nad Mrs. Ford
Farehen at dinner Monday of this
week, the day being their birthday
anniversary. A splendid dinner of
four courses was served at one
o'clock after which the ladies set
tled themselves with their needle
work for a pleasant afternoon visit.
At 2:30 o’clock about thirty ladies
who had met with Mrs. Bailey walk
oil in upon them from a side door.
The surprise was complete and they
realized that Mrs. Greenwald had
been the means of providing for them
a double pleasure. The afternoon
was indeed a happy one and a mer
rier party would be hard to find.
Needle-work consumed a part of the
I time but the Informality of the af
ternoon was one of its chief charms.
Mrs. Greenwald and Mrs. Parchen
were given a postal card shower
and also received many beautiful
flowers and various other gifts from
their friends, the guest list being
made up chiefly of the members of
the Dorcas Society of the Presbyter
ian church. Delicious refreshments
were served in two courses at five
o’clock The afternoon was an ex
ceptionally pleasant one.
A very delightful banquet was en
joyed by the young ladies of the tel
ephone office at the European hotel
Thanksgiving night. The long table
was beautifully decorated witii cut
flowers and a menu fit for a king
was served in six courses at nine
o’clock. Covers pere placed for
twenty, the out of town guests being
Mrs. Sam IJninger and Miss Binswan
ger, St. Joe, Miss Burr, Nebraska
City, Miss Garber, Hiawatha, and Mis
Rawles of Fairbury.
Mr. anti Mrs. Will Wamsley enter
tained onn Saturday evening for Mr.
and Mrs. A1 Burchard, who are leav
ing for their new home in Lebanon,
Mo. About twenty-five guests were
present and enjoyed the evening
with various games and music. A
splendid supper was served and at a
iate hour the guests departed wish
ing Mr. and Mrs. Burchard every hap
piness and abundant prosperity in
their new home.
Let’s Play Ball.
Now lets play ball next year. The
heavy first year expense will he
eliminated. Let’s not be quitters.
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Methodist church will hold a hand
kerchief and apron bazar. Friday and
Saturday, Dec. b and 10, in the Rick
building. Kerchiefs from 10c to $1.
Aprons from 25c up. A 15c lunch wil
be served both days.
A Serious Charge.
Willie Roberts, who has been em
ployed by Frank Mullen on his farm
four miles cast of Humboldt, was
brought to this city Tuesday by the
constable of Dawson and lodged in
jail. He is charged with criminal
assault upon Lina Waffel, a crippled
girl, who is employed as a domestic
in the Mullen home. He will be up
for preliminary hearing Friday.
Childrens’ Christmas Dinner.
Already there has arrived from
our sister town of Verdon, a turkey
for the Christmas feast for the poor
children which it to be served at
the Natlonul Hotel Christmas day.
A hasty glance over this city puts
the number to be fed at about forty.
However a thorough canvass of the
town will be made next week.
Remember this is to be a free
will offering. Send your contribu
tions to the National or notify Mrs.
I. C. Maust what you are willing to
give and she will see that it istaken
to tile Hotel.
“It is more blessed to give than to
George A. Abbott went to Omaha
Sunday and returned Wednesday with
his wife who lias been then' several
weeks under treatment for rheuma
tism. They brought their son,
George home with them. He was in
a hospital eleven weeks with typhoid
fever and has been out only fourteen
days. He is still very weak and
thin but thinks care from the old
folks at home will do him more good
than a hospital nurse. We hope be
regains his health rapidly.
CUPID AGAIN AT WORK
BEAUTIFUL HOME WEDDING ON
Mr. Durfee Gf This City And Mrs.
Pyle Of Preston Married
Uist Thursday, November 24, 1910,
witnessed the culmunation of a
school-day romance, when L)r. Bert
O. Windle and Miss Myrtle Kamel,
who were hoy and girl sweethearts
during their school-days in Salem,
were united in marriage at the home
of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
.1. B. Kamel on North Harlan St. The
ceremony was witnessed by only the
immediate relatives of the bride and
groom. The marriage lines were read
by Rev. M. C. Brooks of the Metho
dist church, the beautiful ring ser
vice being used. The entire service
was notable for its simplicity and
Dr. and. Mrs. Windle are natives of
Richardson county and most of their
lives have been spent in and near
this city. As Miss Kamel, the bride,
drew around her scores of admiring
friends who loved her for her cheer
ful sunny disposition, her pleasing
personality and many womanly at
tributes. During her residence in this
city she* clerked part of the time in
V. G. Lyford’s store where she was
always gracious and accomodating.
She has been one of the leaders in
church work and will be generally
Dr. Windle lias been very success
ful in bis profession of dentistry.
At one time he was associated with
Dr. Yutzy of this city but now oper
ates an office of his own in Pawnee
City, where he has a prosperous bus
iness. He lias always been highly es
teemed by his friends in both the
social and business circles.
Dr. and Mrs. Windle went to St
Joe Thursday afternoon and Sunday
left for Pawnee City, where they
will be at home to friends after Dec
They have the sincere good wishes
and congratulations of a host of
friends. May their future be as
bright and prosperous as they antici
Merrily the wedding bells were
ringing to welcome into the mystic
union Mr. Edward Durfee and Mrs.
John Pyle of Preston, this county.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
J. R. Nanninga at the Evangelical
parsonage on Monday, November 28.
The Tribune joins their many friends
to wish them many happy years. Mr.
and Mrs. Durfee began house keep
ing at once in their pleasant home
in the northeast part of town.
Visitors at The Library.
Mrs. .7. K Liggett of Humboldt
and Miss Edwards of Pawnee City
were here Tuesday to call upon our
librarian, Miss Hutchings, and to
enquire into her very estimable meth
od used in our library. They seem
ed very pleased with our library,
the supplies, the way it is conducted,
the conveniences for the benefit of
the patrons, etc. Particularly were
they impressed with the card index
system. Both these ladies are librar
ians and their opinions are worth
Dr. Cook Heard From.
And now' T)r. Cook has decided lo
come to life and will come back to
tlie states. He is penitent and sad
and means to rush into print to
clear himself of the title of being the
biggest liar on earth. lie rays he
is not sure he did or did not reach
the North pole. He will try to ex
plain it. all on the grounds of be
ing deluded by two years of intense
suffering. All he craves is the sym
pathy and understanding of the pub
lic. Most, of the past year lias
been past in Europe, his wife and
children with him most of the time.
LET US HAVE BASE BALL.
Directors of The Mink League Will
Meet in Nebraska City, Dec. 9.
The annual meeting of the direc
tors of the Mink League will l>e held
in Nebraska City, December 9, and
will be in every sense a very im
portant meeting as it will in a meas
ure, be the making up of the Mink
league for next season. Already two
new towns have raised their money
and are applying for admission. Falls
City must be in the game. We have
enjoyed one season of organized
base ball and though we fell short
from a financial stand point there
are many other ways to look nt the
question. Falls City came out at the
top of the list. Good for Falls City.
We had a full season of good, whole
some sport, where ladies and child
ren could go in as perfect security
as men. It. brought patrons to our
city from surrounding towns and
country—even though they were
a little hard on Falls City. Our ball
team helped to advertise Falls City
and there is no question about it. We
can’t afford to be quitters. The pre
liminary expense of organizing will
be eliminated next year.
The heavy expense of this year
will balance the shortage so that if
equal financial support is given the
local committee a sufficient sum can
be raised. There are many who did
not contribute last year. They were
in doubt. Hut they have seen that
tlie ball park is kept in a decent, or
derly condition, a fit. place for all
classes and gave a whole summer of
amusement right here at home. We
believe these and many others will
come to the front and back up this
enterprise. The heft of the burden
was carried last, year so stay by the
game, give your support to a home
organization, help keep up the team.
After one season of organized base
ball and all the pleasures it brought
you will be mighty lonesome next
year without it.
A Town Named Falls City.
There was a town named Falls City,
Which started to pave, oh, what a
One block and no more,
For a year citizens sore,
A Commercial club which will not act.
Town pride called fraud,
Say, you who are broad.
Help pull up the rdcks
Or help get them for blocks;
Redeem the name of Falls City.
Suffering From Blood Poison.
George Hossack arrived in the city
Friday from northern Iowa, where he
hps been employed by the Western
Bridge and Construction Co. of Oma
ha. The early part of last week he
bad the misfortune to fall from a
bridge and scratch his band on a
nail. He is now laid up with blood'
poison in his hand and will remain
at his home in this city until it is
Making a Record.
John Bruhn shucked 122 bushels of
corn last Friday on his father’s farm
about six miles south and west of
Salem. To prove that this was
not no exceptional as it might seem,
he did 100 bushels for his Saturday
chore. This is almost establishing a
record for this seetioh, especially
this year, as corn shucking has .not
been so flush as some years. John
is one of South Nemaha’s husky
young men who is not afraid to
buckle down to hard work. As a
result he has developed more than or
dinary ability at even so common
place a work as shucking corn. It
is worth while being the quickest
< orn shucker in any community.
J. TI Shields returned last Satur
day from Chicago where lie was buy
ing holiday novelties.
A BUILDING CORPORATION
THE CHIEF OBJECT TO BUILD
HOUSES NEEDED NOW
This Organization Will Work
Along Other Lines
More than half a hundred repre
sentative business men of Kails City
met in the office of John W. Powell
last Friday afternoon, the chief ob
ject of the meeting being to get at a
plan by which the building of houses
In our city could be pushed, John
\V. Towle of Omaha, who has more
than a mercenary interest in Falls
City, was chairman, and in stating
the object of the meeting seemed to
inject a great deal of enthusiasm in
to the gentlemen present. lit* said
the main object of the meeting was
to form a corporation, the first object
of which should be to build suitable
tenant houses for workmen brought
here by the Missmiri Pacaflc divis
ion. It was the desire to organize
with a paid up eapital of $50,000 and
an authorized capital of $200,000. And
house building alone was not to be
the only object of Hie corporation; j
they were to branch out into other
lines of development.
Tile plan as lie gate it, seemed to
appeal to many present and several
enthusiast ie speeches were made
and many hacked up their enthusiasm
with the cash. It was explained that
tin' stock must be sold and any
amount could be taken. Those pres
ent were asked to subscribe for
stock and H3. S. Towle headed the
list with $5,000. Another $5,000 was
taken by gentlemen present. Some
of those present said they had al
ready promised to build on another
proposition. Others were planning to
build different kinds of buildings and j
though till present did not. go into i
the corporation it was clearly demon
strated that tin- fever for further im
provements and development was in i
the air. There was little of the wild1
or exaggerated enthusiasm which |
often characterizes public meetings. |
These gentlemen wanted to get
down to facts and get a solid basis
to build upon. A committee was tip
pointed to solicit subscription for
stock and will report at a meeting
that will be called at an early date. |
Many have signified a willingness to;
take stock in small (piantitics from
$250 on up to $500.
This movement is by no means a
graft, it. is purely town development
on a business principal. If a few
individuals cannot see their way
clear to do all building necessary, a
corporation financed by many, and
among them those of small capital
who cannot afford to build extensive
ly, can accomplish much and prove a
good business investment.
Now let harmony prevail and the
business men in all branches of trade
work together. Let’s see old griev
ances and selfish motive and per
sonal gain put aside. What is good
for your town must necessarily be
good for you. We cannot go on in
a self-satisfied state much longer, we
must either get in the race and stay
by the, game, follow progressive
methods, develop new enterprises or
be crowded out. entirely by the new
blood, the young and progressive
who will surely make themselves felt
•lust work for harmony in the busi
ness life of our city.
We appreciate the compliment
paid us by the Linotpye Bulletin in
the following taken from their No
"An immense sale bill, (lie size of
four pages of an ordinary newspaper,
was recently printed by the Falls
City, Nebraska Tribune. Most of the
body matter, in a great variety of
measures, was set on their Junior in
10 point Antique, resulting in a most
Recital Given By Mcsdames Julian,
Gist, Cain and Mies Haggard.
One of Hie treats accorded us last
week wns the recital given by Mrs.
Julian of lxing Ucacli, Cal., Mrs. J. R.
Cain of Stella, Mrs. T. J. Gist and
Miss Pauline Haggard of Kansas
City last. Friday evening at the Meth
All the ladies with the exception of
Miss Haggard are very well known
here and their ability truly appreciat
ed. Mrs. Cain was in splendid voice
and each Bong she sang seemed t*
charm the audience, Mrs. Gist ex
cells as an accompanist and always
receives merited compliments.
Mrs. Julian Is always u favorite
with Falls City audiences nnd baa
the wrapped attention of the audi
ence at all times. Her selections
were all fine, “Vacations’’ seeming
to captivate all, though “The mas
Without n Country "was exceptlonaly.
Miss Haggard as a pianist is a
wonder. She is not yet sixteen usd
her ability is interpreting Liszt,
Grieg and Moskouski, all of which
arc played from memory, is truly mar
velous. She is a born genius and
with her love of work and persist
ant application to It she will surely
make an i nvlable career for herself.
'I'lie entertainment which was for
the new Christian church netted $.’!S.
A Musical Evening.
The second number on the Behnal
Entertainment, course is The Trier
Sisters, a musical organization. This
company is composed of five sisters.
There are two pairs of twins, and
between the oldest and youngest of
the five there are but thirty-firs
months. One of the sisters Is a
read* r and helps to vary the pro
gram. They are said to be a com
pany of great merit and will give us
a fine musical entertainment.. Thu
following is a suggestive program: *
Popular scenes from Light operas.
Beenes front "Martha.”
Jewell Song from Eaust.
"My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice"—
from Sampson and Delilah.
Duel from .1. Trovatore.
Vocal quartettes, duets, solos.
Violin selections, Miss doe Trier.
Readings, Miss Edna Trier.
Watch For It.
The people have grown to look
upon tlie Christmas edition of tha
newspapers as a shopping guide. Tbs
ads of the home merchants tell
them facts. The goods are here t*
be shown and qualities compared.
Your merchant is here to stand
back of his word. No muil order
houses ever organized ran compara
with the home merchants’ prices
if you consider qualltty. When your
merchant sells you a cheap article. 6*
Mis you the quality, he does Bat
tell you you are getting a superior
article for nothing. Have you ask
ed your dealer to figure on the kill
of goods you are about to order
from out of town? Try him he will
give you BETTER goods for LESS
My friend, every live, up-to-data
merchant in Kails City will offer you
the best goods for the least money
in the Christmas number of Tha
i'l Ibuie They have bargains for
. on. It will pay you to hold up
that out-of-town order till after Dec
ember 16 when our Christmas edi
tion will guide you to the store
where you will find the very best.
Watch for it and patronize the boms
merchants. They will make good
their word at all times. Their names
will all be in The Tribune.
W. C. T. U.
"We have seen that there is no
hope of improving, in any shape or
I form, the liquor traffic. There is
nothing now to be done but to wipe
it out completely.” -Archbishop Ire
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