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FIVE CONSOLIDATIONS: FALLS CITY TRIBUNE, HUMBOLDT ENTERPRISE, FIULO RECORD, CROCKER'S EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL AND DAWSON OUTLOOK.
Vol. VII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1910. Number 49
Died Sunday Morning After a Long
Siege of Typhoid Fever.
Joseph McMahan «ii<• d at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice
Malian near Preston, Sunday, Dec
enber 3, after an illness of several
weeks. He had so far recovered
tram typhoid as to come to town
early in November. Soon after lie
suffered a relapse and later pneu
monia developed. Although lie has
keen quite ill his death was not
expected and came suddenly Sunday
wfirnin}'. The deceased is the sec
ant son of Mr. and Mrs. Mc\J,|vJian
at>o was born July 5, 1882 on the
koine farm and has continued to re
side with his part nts. He lias al
ways been an industrious young
tv..n and by his industry and stori
ng worth has made hosts of friends
wko will miss him gp ally.
Fhe funeral servlet s were held
Tuesday morning at ten o’clock from
Catholic church in this city and the
burial was made in the Homan Cath
Me leaves besides his parents sev
eral sisters and brothers and to all
Hit sympathy of many friends is ex
The attraction offered at the Gehl
ing Monday evening made a splendid
impression upon the large audience
"The Climax" by Edward Locke, was
full of music, fun and pathos, as well
Clyde Benson as the music teacher,
Luigi Golfanii was fine and kept the
audience in continual laughter. .Miss
Slater, as Adeline Von Hagen , the pu
pil. possessed a voice of fine quality
and range and the audience was al
most made to feci her misery and
gr:« f when she supposed her voice
was lost to. her for all time. Eu
gene i’ryartd and Charles Darrah were
good at all times. Taking the play
throughout, it was one of the
b<stt seen at the Gehling for some
Knights of Columbus Elect Officers.
the regular meeting of the
Knights of Columbus last Friday nigh
tli* following officers were elected
fs? the ensuing year:
K. A. Coupe—Grand Knight.
ludge Gagnon—Dep. Grand Knight.
John Hickman—Ward man.
Maurice Sheehan—Inside guard.
W. Thornton—Outside guard.
James Coupe—('or. secretary.
h. FT Wirth—Financial sec.
W. T. Fenton—Advocate.
Trustees—Mike Murphy, Dan Kelly,
A Grand Success.
The bazar and exchange held last
Friday and Saturday by the ladles of
tee Christian church, was one of the
most successful affairs of the kind
ever held in this city. They seemed
;® have everything on sale from pa
per flowers 10 hard coal. Their con
>*ibutions from various manufacturing
i oncerns and wholesale houses were
»<ry extensive and almost the entire
'lock was sold out. The merchants
»f our city were most liberal in their
nnations. Their collection of need
' work, in both useful and fancy
articles would be hard to excell. It
will be impossible to give a state
ment as to the financial results as
ihe three working divisions are in a
contest and at the beginning of the
year a report of their earnings for
(Bis year will be made. Until that
t me the result of this sale will not
»< known, suffice it to say it ran up
Bto several hundred dollars.
The ladies deeply appreciate the
patronage accorded them. We are
piad to bo able to state the re
markable success which crowned
ME WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individ jais. Lodges. Clubs,
.Mrs. T. L. Hummolreich entretained
the Thursday Bridge Club, this Thurs
Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Steele and Mrs.
Jennings give a progressive whist
at the home of Mrs. Wilson Friday
Mrs. Hargrave and Miss Oddie La,p
entertained the first kensington giv
en by the ladies of the Episcopal
church of Wednesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Hargrave. Two ver
interesting guessing contests occu
pied the ladies time and promoted
the mingling of the guests which con
tributed to the pleasure of all and
made the afternoon a social success.
Ice cream, cake and coffee were serv
ed by the ladies at five o’clock.
The IL G’S. met last Saturday af
ternoon with Miss Edna DeWald. All
were supplied with needle-work and
though they chatted freely the fin
gers were no less busy and the
two combined made up a most enjoy
able afternoon. Dainty refreshments
were served at five after which the
Club adjourned to meet in two
weeks. Miss Helen Jackson of St.
Joe was present.
Miss Martha Werner and Miss Lou
ise Moaiman entertained last Thurs
day evening at Miss Werner's home
complimentary to Miss Lillian Mosi
man of Superior. About twenty
five young people were present and
enjoyed the evening with various
games that were prepared for their
amusement: Music by some of the
guests contributed to the evenings
pleasures. Splendid refreshments
were served at eleven o’clock. The
young ladies are royal entertainers
and made the evening exceptionally
pleasant for their guests.
Sorosis met with Mrs. George .len
nings November 30th. After busi
ness the club was both pleased and
instructed by two papers: “The rela
tion of the Child to the Community”
by Mrs. Banks and “Success of Wom
tn in Agriculture” by Mrs. Steele.
A discussion followed, "Do Women
lack Business Methods,” which was
enterer into with interest by all.
The club adjourned to meet December
14 with Mrs. Morehead. Mrs. Herber
Bailey was a guest of the club. Re
freshments were served by the host
ess assisted by Mrs. Bailey.
The Woman’s club held its regular
meeting at the home of Mrs. .T. C.
Tanner with a good attendance. Mrs.
William Wilson presiding as presi
dent pro tern. During the business
session, the need of a heating plant
at the poor farm was brought up and
discussed, and a committee of eight
ladies appointed to petition tlie coun
ty board to install a furnace. The
club also voted to send a Christmas
box to the inmates. Mrs. Dr. Kline
felter. Miss Norris and Mrs. Keim
were guests. The program consisted
of two most interesting and instruct
ive papers on “Parsifal.” The Le
gend on which Parsifal is based—by
Miss Anita Wilson and the History
and Poet of Parsifal—by Miss Maine
Hutchings. Owing to the absence of
some, and illness of others, the
musical numbers could not lie cra
l'ied out. The next meeting will be
held with Mrs. Ralph Simpson Her.
20, when the same subject will be con
The home of Mrs. Frank Schaible
was the scene of one of the largest
parties of the week, when on Tues
day afternoon she entertained at
whist complimentary to Mrs. E. H.
Kennedy of Okmulgee, Okla., and Mrs
Marlon Gray of Eos Angeles. The
house was beautified by the liberal
use of cut flowers and potted plants.
Guests for seven tables were present
and enjoyed this favorite game until
late in the afternoon. Hearts were
trumps and the heart shaped score
cards were decorated in water colors.
A delicious dinner was served in four
courses at five o’clock at small
tables. 1 iere the heart idea was
again carried out in sandwiches,
moulded salads and deserts. The
ladies lingered until a late hour so
pleasantly were they entertained.
Mrs. Schaible is a charming hostess
and those are fortunate who have
the pleasure of enjoying her hos
A very pleasant and profitable af
ternoon was spent at the home of
-Mrs. Maines Wednesday, November
30. Those present were Mesdames.
Geo. Coon, W. Boyd, R. P. Will, E.
Kuhn, 11. E. Hill, W. Bahr and Miss
Bahr and Mary and Daisy Stewart.
The ladies busied themselves with
needlework and old fashioned quilt
ing. Music by Mrs. E. Kuhn proved
very entertaining and in harmony
with the afternoon’s work and pleas
ure. Nice refreshments were then
served by the Misses Maines. A
business session was held after the
lunch hour to plan a union family
supper to be held at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Will, December
14. A committee was appointed to get
up a program. It was moved t hat
the club send tin* new member. Miss
Kelly flowers. T he lady and mother
accepted them and thanked the mem
bers for so kindly remembering the
absent ones. Nettie Boyd was a
guest of the club. The next meeting
will be held at the home of Mrs. .1.
N. Deaton, December 21.
What a Pity.
It is hard to be compelled to be
lieve that there are so many in the
world who will try to profit by an
others misfortune. At the fire Mon
day night hundreds of dollars worth
of goods were stolen, sometimes in
the guise of carrying goods to safety,
sometimes in taking what had already
been taken to safety (?) What
sort of heart, what kind of character
is in tin- makeup of people who will
deliberately steal during the excite
ment of disaster or misfortune. Many
do it who are not known (?) to fol
low such a course or perhaps even
suspected. ft. is surely a low, des
picable person who, no matter how
oppressed with poverty, can be guilty
of such a monstrous crime. It is
monstorous when you further injure
one who is already undergoing mis
lias the committee solicited you for
your contribution to the support of
the ball team next year? We will
not realize what a good thing we
have missed until too late if we let
this go by.
We cannot afford to be quitters.
We must keep up to our reputation
and keep in touch with progress.
There is too much coming to us this
year—to retire organized base ball
would be to say we lack back bone.
Remember the heaviest expense was
met last year, hence the shortage.
This year that expense is eliminated.
Now by all means have base ball.
Mrs. W. H. Kerr III.
Mrs. W. It. Kerr was taken serious
ly ill Wednesday night. She is suf
fering from a nervous break down
the result of the doctor’s long Illness.
Miss Rill Houston Is seriously ill
at the home of her parents, Dr, and
Mrs. 1. M. Houston, on North Stone
street. She has been ill for several
weeks but Saturday it was learned
that she Is also suffering with diph
theria. Al this writing it Is thought
she is some better.
Death of Martha Herbster.
Special from Harada.
Ojt last Friday death came to claim
t.hivH wo year old daughter of Uinhart
Herbster and wife. Little Martha
has been ill but a few days with
lung fever, when on Friday morning
at seven o'clock she passed away.
Rev. Zeike conducted the funeral
services from the Lutheran church
last Sunday at twelve o’clock. A
largo number of sorrowing friends
and relatives gathered to show their
last act of kindness to the dead and
extend sympathy to the sorrowing
parents, brothers and sisters.
Odd Fellows Entertain.
Tl'r Odd Fellows Hall was the cen
ter of attraction last Thursday night
for all Odd Fellows and Rebeccas
when they entertained for Mr. and
Mrs. Al Hurchard who left enarly in
the week for their new home in Leb
anon, Mo. There was a good pro
gram and various games followed for
amusement. There were a number of
short speeches, all expressing regret
at. losing Mr. and Mrs. Hurchard. A
fine supper was served at eleven
o'clock. The occasion will long be
remembered for its many pleasures.
Addresses Elks at Nebraska City.
The Nebraska City papers devote
several coumns to the address deliv
ered by Frank Reavis at the Elks Me
morial s< rvice held in the Overland
opera house in Nebraska City last
Sunday. The Daily News pronounced
it the ablest speech ever delivered
in Nebraska City. The Daily Press
“Mr Reavis dwelt particularly on
“Immortality" and ils relation to the
prcrent world. Ilis address was one
which will not be forgotten for many
days 'o come. He is a true orator,
i forceful speaker and a man who pu
his whole soul into what he says."
Firemen’s Relief Fund.
This fund was solicited for tlu* use
of the Volunteer Fire Go., and those
actively assisting at the Wahl iiuild
ing Fire, December 5, 1910.
Amount paid in, $295.50.
Subscribed but not collected,
j Whole amount subscribed $290.50.
This amount has been deposited in
the Richardson County bank under
the name of the Firemen's Fund, and
is subject to check by the committee
appointed by the council at the meet
ing, December 7th.
Each person receiving of this fund
will be paid by check. When the
I entire amount subscribed is paid in
j the names of the individual subscrib
| ers will be published.
, Committee—D. D. Reavis, John
I Mosiman, Jr., fire chief; Harry Pence,
Sam Marts, city marshal; Will flold
*■’*••* •' -f. .
$25,000 DAMAGE BY FIRE
SAMUEL WAHL S STORE BURN
ED MONDAY NIGHT
The Large Stock Is Almost a Total
Loss And His Building Is
Samuel Wahl's big store was dis
covered to he on firi' at about 8:ltd
o’clock Monday night by some of the
night students of the Business Col
lege. They could not at. first locate
the fire and there was a little delay
In turning In a fire alarm. When
the fireman arrived and Chief John
Mosinian cut a hole into the third
floor colling he found fire raging all
around under the slate roof. It had
undoubtedly been burning several
hours before discovered. Water pres
sure was low and until the stand
pipe was cut off and the dlrectpres
sure turned Into the mains there
was not sufficient force to make
much headway. The volunteer fire
men worked like deamons and kept
time streams of water playing upon
the flames. Their work could not
Imt win the admiration of tlie public
but it is to be regretted that, more
men were not ready to assist them
when, almost frozen from exposure,
wet to the skin, the enll was sent
down for more volunteers, They
kept ui> the fight until almost three
a. m. when all danger was passed.
The fire in itself was confined to
the third floor; the roof fell In, and
the plaster was soaked and several
feet, of water stood for a time upon
tno first and second floors so that,
fire falling from above was quickly
c •.• ngulshed. The fire wall undoubt
edly saved the lleavis & Abbey build
ing on the south.
Mr. Wahl says lie carride $14,200
insurance upon the building but tliis
will no more than cover the loss—
if k covers It. Floors and shelving
are already warping, plaster falling,
the entire third floor a loss. As yet
it is impossible to say what damage
may have been done to the main
On a $50,000 stock only $12,000 In
surance was carried. A month ago
that figure would not begin to cover
in stock. The ladles coats and
suits were in the west end in the
omt 'tory portion of the building,
.'er.ind the fire and only slight dam
age w'as done. The shoes, under
the suit department would have es
caped entirely but for some one
throwing a portion out of the win
dow into tlie snow. That was the
only damage. Of the rest of the
stock fully seventy-five per cent is
either a total loss or badly damaged.
Kven tlie clothing and dress goods
carried out are damaged. The loss is
a very heavy one.
nisi as soon as tin* insurance men
have adjusted the insurance Mr.
Wahl will begin 'preparations to
open up again and if these man ar
rive on time and are reasonable in
the length of time they consume, it
is believed the store will he opened
again in two weeks so that the
trade can he carried on during the
The greatest damage to Keavis
<Sc Abbey was from water and where
their roof was cut with ladders, etc.,
necessarily used by the fire fighters.
Their stock on the first floor was
not removed. The damage to the
second floor stock came from water
through the wall and ceiling and to
carpets, etc., carried out into the
The business college sustained no
loss as their valable furniture was
covered. I)r. Mathers and l5r.
Wilson will each sustain several hun
dred dollars loss through damaged
instruments and supplies to say noth
of delay in business.
Such a misfortune could not come
at a worse season of the year for
Mr. Wahl but he has a stout heart
and will at oi.ce proceed, as far as
possible to retrieve his losses.
The Wahl building was less than
nine years old, and was one of Zb«
best and handsomest business blocks
in our city. The real cause of the
fire Is unknown. Tho flue isfully
three brick thickness, though by
some the cause Is attributed to the
flue because the fire was first, dis
covered on tho north near it. There
Is Just as much reason to believe
It was from defective concealed elec
ti ic wires.
After tlie fire had been extinguish
ed George Wahl and a force of twelve
men remained on guard during the
night. The interior of the building
was condemned Tuesday morning.
There Is general regret among the
citizens for Mr. Wahl’s loss and all
sympathize with him in his misfor
Watch For Them.
There are many very bright Intel
ligent ladies In our city, all of whs»
are good writers, whose articles ara
Interesling and wortli while. They
nlways please. A few of these ladles
have consented to write articles for
the Christmas edition. Wro are very
happy to offer them to you. Waleh
A Baby Girl.
A very fine little girl arrivid at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Baker
Friday morning, December 2, 19li.
The. little Indy brings Joy to many
hearts, and as for Bert, he cannot be
seen for the great big smile he
wears. He lias a large supply or
now socks to bang up Christmas and
hopes Santa will fill them with
books containing the newest lullabys,
rattles to amuse the baby and the
best colic receipts. Both Mrs. Bak
er and baby Virginia Elizabeth are
in the best of health.
For The Typewriter.
The Tribune Typewriter contest has
notbeen withdrawn. There were
several Individuals who wisiieil to
enter and quite a few societies, hut
as Christmas is so close at. hand
and many have pledged their help
to the church bazars, etc, and tho
wisli was expressed that the contest
lie extended to sonic time after
instead of before January 1, 1911.
Realizing the rush of Holiday work ia
our own office we decided to let tho
matter rest until after Christmas.
Those paying their subscription be
fore the regular contest begins have
the privilege of voting later upon a
favorite contestant. Those wishing
to become contestants should send
us their names. This is open to
'■very school, church, lodge or socletr
in the county.
Our Volunteer Firemen.
Can enough be said In heartfelt
praise of the Falls City firemen, wh*
without a cent in compensation, go
out and face the danger, cold, and
all other discomforts in cases of fire
in our town. They take the time
from their labor, the rest they need,
if the alarm is sounded at night
and, as was the case Monday night,
fight unflinchingly against great
odd for there surely is little in the
way of apparratas, to aid them. It is
so easy to stand around and tell
what should he done—when you can’t
even see the desperate fight these
brave men are making. Do you
know there were men who refused to
even help pull up the heavy hose
off the ground last Monday night
when one of the handicaps of the fire
men was from their elevated posi
tions to get that long, heavy liose up
where they could make it most ef
fective. It was a shame, but it
happened, never-the-less. We do not
realize what we owe our volunteer
We ean contribute to the fund be
ing made up to reimburse them for
their lossts in clothing but money
cannot pay all tilings.
We can, with all prosperity, doif
our hats to the Falls City fireme*.
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