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The Falls City Triblne
FIVE CONSOLIDATIONS: FALLS CITY TRIBUNE, HUMBOLDT ENTERPRISE, RULO RECORD, CROCKER’S EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL AND DAWSON OUTLOOK,
Vot. Ml FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 33, mo. Number 51
ME WEEK'S SOCIAL EVENTS
AS 'TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
One of the most pleasant events
0K, gunny Slope ladies have planned
and carried out was the union sup
p. r held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Tl P. Will last Wednesday evening.
, Fifteen families were represented,
over sixty were served supper. The
members were dressed in tacky cos
tumes which afforded plenty amuse
ment during the early part of the
evening. Games were played by the
younger people on the lawn until they
wei-e called to the parlor to listen to
the program which was as follows:
Instrumental music, Mrs. Elmer Kuhn
and Miss Grace Kelly; recitations by
Virgil and Edna Kuhn, Beulah Mar
tin, Hattie and Vera Stewart and
Gertrude Bowman. Voval solo, Mrs.
.1. N. Deaton. Each number was well
l. adored and enjoyed by all present.
Mrs. Dick Goolsby graced the occa
sion by her unexpected presence;
living so far away all were pleased
to see her in our circle once more.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and children and
Miss Crofford were guests of the
The friends of Fred Gerlt gather
ed at. his home last Sunday evening
and gave him a happy surprise, the
occasion being his birthday anniver
sary. A bountiful dinner was serv
ed, the table fairly groaning with
the abundance of good things pre
pared for the feast. The evening
passed all tq quickly amid the many
pleasant associations and the hour
was very late when the guests de
parted wishing their amiable host
many happy returns of the day. The
guests numbered about forty.
Mrs. P. H. .lussen entertained the
Bridge club on Monday of this week
and made the afternoon an excepton
ally pleasant one for all present.
Guests for two tables were present,
Mrs. .lussen's daughter, Mrs. Kennedy
of Okmulgee, being among the guests.
The time alotted to the game was
passed most pleasantly and some
very good scores were made. At five
o’clock excellent refreshments were
served, after which ttie chib adojurn
Mrs. P. H. Jussen is entertaining
this, Wednesday, afternoon with a
five-hundred party complimentary to
her daughter, .Mrs. Kennedy of Ok
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Beacliy have is
sued invtations for a large dinner
party Friday. Uie 23d 1o celebrate
ihcir silver wedding anniversary.
Mrs. W. K. Holt and .Mrs. A. E.
Sp> ar gave the second of a Bedes < f
parties eoiupliinentary to Mrs. Mar
tin of Lincoln last Thursday after
noon at the country home of Mrs.
Holt one mile west of town. The
decorations in the Christmas colors,
carried out with cut flowers and
potted plants, were beautiful and
the brilliancy of the many lights ad
ded to the beauty of the surround
ings. Fifty ladies were present and
passed a delightful afternoon with
needlework and guessing games
which were also provided for their
amusement. Excellent refreshments
were served in two courses at five
o'clock. Mrs. Holt and Mrs. Spear
are delightful hostesses and their en
tertainments of the past week have
given many pleasures to their friends.
One of the most pleasing as well as
profitable sessions of the Woman's
club was held at the home of Mrs.
Ralph Simpson on Tuesday afternoon.
The delightful day made it possble
for a goodly number of members to
be present. Roll call was respond
«'il to from topics assigned the mem
bers. Miss Anita Wilson gave an
interesting talk upon the Drama of
Parsifal. Her clear, forceful way of
presenting tile subject gave her hear
ers the best ‘possible Idea of the
Drama as heard by Miss Wilson on
her recent visit to Chicago. Mrs.Will
iam Wilson in her usual pleasing
manner gave "Parsifal and the Flow
er Maidens.” Mrs. Charles Wilson
read well chosen selections from the
History of Parsifal. Durng the
business session arrangemnets wore
completed for sending a Holiday box
to the inmates at the poor farm. The
club adjourned to meet January 3d.
with Mrs. William Wilson. Praeti
cal demonstrations in Domestic Sci
ence will be made and refreshments
served, All club members are re
quested to be present.
The Holiday Rush.
The merchants are surely enjoying
an Immense holiday trade this year.
The late season held up trade for a
time but now every store is crowded
from early morning until long after
supper and the number of autos lined
up on the streets gives our little
city quite a metropolitan appearance.
Falls City is the best town in miles
around In which to trade and the
crowds shopping here show that peo
ple find it so.
Samuel Wahl opened his store on
Tuesday morning far the big fire
sale. The crowd was enormous.
There was hardly standing room. Fif
teen extra clerks augmented the
usual large force and it was impos
sible then to wait upon the patrons.
The rush still continues. The goods
shown this week are not so badly
damaged from fire or water—they are
materials rumpled and soiled In mov
ing1 but. The prices ate reasonable
and the sale no doubt will continue
to draw crowds.
More Fire Stations.
The results of the fires this week
have again demonstrated the need of
better fire protection. The firemen
are willing and respond promptly but
their work or their homes take them
to all parts of the city, blocks from
the engine house and it is expecting
what is beyond reason to expect
them to be able to be on hand as
soon as is really necessary. We need
more statiosn and then the firemen in
the different wards could report to
their own station. There are some
difficulties that the most willing
hearts cannot overcome. We have
simply outgrown the present equip
ments and we feel sure the city coun
cil and all our citizens see the neces
sity for some sort of improvement
and will take stops in this direction
in the near future.
Miss Minnie MacDonald goes to
Council Iiluffs next Saturday to spend
Miss Dorothy Morehead returned
Wednesday from the University at
Lincoln and will spend the holidays
Miss Ruth McMillan was among the
students who returned Wednesday
from Lincoln to spend the holidays
Mr. and Mrs. DePutran of Lincoln
will arrive Saturday to spend Christ
ina's with the iatter's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Holland.
A Christmas tree and treat will be
held at the Mission Sunday School
on Friday night for the children and
they are looking forward to it with
great pleasure. The people have been
very liberal in their donations for
this Sunday School.
J. M. Bower made a trip to Oma
ha a few days ago to get some mo
tion pictures, especially appropriate
for Christmas, which will he shown
at the Electric Theater Friday and
Saturday nights of this week. No ex
tra charge of admission will be made
to see these pictures.
Ghe Christmas Story
Luke 2 1-21.
Now it came to pass in those days,
there went out a decree from Caesar
Augustus, that all the world should
2. This was the first enrollment
made when Quirinius was governor
3. And all went to enroll them
selves, every one to his own city.
4. And Joseph also went up from
Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judaea, to the city of David,
which is called Bethlehem, because
he was of the house and family of
5. To enroll himself with Mary,
who was betrothed to him, being
great with child.
6. And it came to pass, while
they were there, the days were ful
filled that she should be delivered.
7. And she brought forth her first
born son; and she wrapped him in
swaddling clothes, and laid him in a
manger, because there was no room
for them in the inn.
8. And there were shepherds in
the same country abiding in the field
and keeping watch by night over
9 And an angel of the Lord stood
by them, and the glory of the Lord
shone round about them; and they
were sore afraid.
10. And the angel said unto
them, Be not afraid; for behold, I
bring you good tidings of great joy
which shall be to aft the people:
11. For there is born to you this
day in the city of David a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.
12. And this is the sign unto you:
You shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, and lying in a man
13. And suddenly there was wiin
the angels a multitude of the heaven
ly host praising God and sayng,
14. Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men in
whom he is well pleased.
15. And it came to pass, when the
angels went away from them into
heaven, the shepherds said one to
another, Let us now go even unto
Bethlehem, and see this thing that
is come to pass, which the Lord hath
made known unto us.
16. And they came with haste,
and found both Mary and Joseph,
and the babe lying in the manger.
17. And when they saw it they
made known concerning the saying
which was spoken to *hem about this
18. And all that heard it wonder
ed at the things which were spoken
unto them by the shepherds.
19. But Mary kept all these saying
pondering them in her heart.
20. And the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God for all
the things that they had heard and
seen, even as it was spoken unto
Will Restorer came up from Kan
sas City Tuesday night for a few
days visit with his mother, Mrs. A1
Quite a number of people are eager
to have the Kansas City Star deliv
ered at their homes. We are do
ing our best to get a steady and
reliable boy, but have thus far failed.
If all who would like to have the
paper delivered will call up this of
fice it may be possible to make ar
rangements to favor them We will
at least try.
Children’s Christmas Dinner.
The committee in charge of the
Childrens Christmas dinner to be
given at the National on Christmas
day informs us that the people have
been most liberal with their dona
tions. Not one person has been
solicited yet there is an abundance
on hand. There is a little shortage
in milk and perhaps in candy for the
after dinner treat. If you have not
yet contributed perhaps you can help
a little along this line. Over sixty
tickets have been given out to the
. Business Changes.
Last Friday a deal was dosed for
Hie sale of Dr. W. II. Kerr’s drug
store In tln> llarlau Bros, of Beatrice.
The gentlemen took possession at
once. They are drug men of years
of experience and are estimable bus
iness men. We are glad to welcome
them to our ety and hope their bus
iness here will be a prosperous one
and that their lift) among us may bo
happy and congenial. Falls City is
a hospitable little city and her peo
ple are always glad to welcome do
israble new citizens.
Dr. Kerr Retires.
By tin1 sale of the drug store last
week Hr. Kerr is permitted to retire
from active business. Ills serious Ill
ness of the past two months unfits
him for cares of the store. For over
twenty-five yenrs tho doctor has
been a practclng physician In our
city and for about six years has
conducted the drug store. It will
bo considerable time yet before he
will be able to give any attention
to his practice and in the raeantme
the store must be looked after by
strangers lienee tho desire to sell.
His many friends aro glad to hear ho
is on the way to recovery hutwlll bo
sorry to know bo Is withdrawing from
the active business life of Falls City.
Peter Shilling died at the home of
Henry Ilienke Saturday morning, Dec.
17, 1910 at eight o'clock death being
dee to paralysis. The funeral was
held Monday, December 19, at nine
o'clock a. m. and the Interment was
made in the Catholic cemetery at
The deceased was born at Werton
g, October 128. 18:if> and came to
Min. rlrn when sixteen years of ago.
He mapiied ?Misjs Kate Sanford in
lailo. She died about top yearn ,t.q.
lie ij'he to mourn him a son and
da -ig'.iter living in St. .loo, an invalid
stator and a li >Bt cf friends and
ADMIRAL'S CLERK TO SERVE
J. Thurston McCoy of Falls City
Was Appointed Secretary to
St. Joe Chief of Police
J. T. McCoy, wluj was secretary
to Kear""Admiral Wainright of the
United .States navy, and who was
given an honorable discharge several
weeks ago, will be appointed sec
retary to Chief Haskell of tile police
force by the police commissioners
at their meeting today to succeed
Hoy I!. Morgan, who has resigned to
enter business in Oklahoma.
While in the navy, McCoy was
stenographer at a number of court
martial trials, lie made the trip
around the world witli the fleet, vis
iting practically every civilized coun
try. llefore joining the navy McCoy
lived in St. Joseph and Falls City.—
Saturday, St. Joseph Gazette.
The insurance on Samuel Wahl's
stock of goofls which was carried in
the Hartford Insurance Co., has been
adjusted through their agent here,
\V. H. Maddox. A little over £I2 0'i0
was carried and $8,000 damage was
allowed. This is considered a splen
Our boys High School basket ball
team met the Hiawatha Academy
team ,in the Jenne opera houso last
Friday night and did everlastingly
wallop them. The visitors out
classed our boys in size and we
expected something better. Hut
when it comes to ability the 9.-aie;e
and Black team Is there. Their team
work was fine and only eonisderation
for the visitors kept them from run
ning up a better score in the last half
The score was 67 to 20.
TWO HOUSES BURNED DOWN
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED
OUT THREE TIMES MONDAY
The Firemen Worked Hard But
Could Not Save The
The house on tho Morgan property
in tho northeast part of town and
occupod by Albert Werner wns burn
ed to the ground Monday. Fire was
discovered a little before noon and la
supposed to have originated iu
a faulty flue. All the household
goods were saved and much of tho
contents of the cellar. The house
which was a one story, four room
was totally destroyed although we
understand it was Insured.
Mr. Werner moved at once lie.) the
Utzke house just north of Ward
About one o’clock Monday night tho
Ellen Moran house, one block south
of the Central school was discovered
on fire. It was occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Will Patterson who recently
moved here from Salem and tho latter
was in Salem visiting at the time of
tho fire. Most of the household
goods were saved but the house s
goods were saved but the bouse Is
practically In ruins. Both th.> house
an i its contents were Insured.
Run away—Two of 'Em.
V. O. Ly ford's delivery horse took
fright Monday morning and took a
little spin down Stone Street to
warm himself up. He was stopped
near the Christian Church and little
damage was done. His speed, how
ever, set the pace for Neal Thorn
ton's delivery horse which followed
suit but came to grief in the first
block. Somebody trying to stop
him tumped him toward the little
building south of the city hotel. Ho
fell just north of the building and
was quite badly cut but not serious
ly so. The delivery cart was pretty
well broken up.
The Latham Mirror contains the
following sad news: ‘‘Last Sunday
morning the friends of Mr. and Mrs.
YV. A. Smith, who live three miles
north of Latham, Kansas, were shock
ed to learn that ther six year old
son, Marion Harlan, had died of that
(’read disease of membraneous croup'.
Little Marion was born at Barada in
!!i04. He leaves a fathei mother two
sisters and four brothers to mourn
his loss.'' The friends at Barada
W. C. T. U.
Ttttiub Sec. 24.">r 2 (Cigaretts Mater
ial Prohibited) That it shall be un
lawful on and after the date this act
shall go into effect, to manufacture,
sell, give away, or willing allow to bo
taken, any cigaretts or the material
for their composition known as
cigarette paper within the state of
Nebraska. (1015, H. R. 72).
A Miserable Scoundrel.
A masked man entered the home of
Mrs. Harshberger in Humboldt one
nigbt last week and demanded money
from the frightened lady who as
sured him there was none in the
l house, whereupon he beat her up
I badly trying to force her to tell
where money was kept. Leaving her
in u semi-unconscious condition he
ransacked all the drawers of machine,
dressers and tables but found noth
ing and left. As soon as Mrs. Harsh
berger could control herself she sum
moned help and her sons were sent
for but no trace of the scoundrel
could be found. Such a beast should
| be given tar and feathers if ever
! round out.
He who makes play of work never
tires; he who plays when at work
[ loses his job.
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