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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. v|| FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3<>, IMIO. Number 52
BOOSE FAMILY REUNION
A DELIGHTFUL CHRISTMAS DIN
NER WAS SERVED
Mrs. DeYoung of Amsterdam, Hol
land and Frank of Idaho,
Unabla to be Present
i lie members of the Boose family
n.ioyed a reunion on Christmas day
at, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Will
iam Boose on McLean Street. It was
tie first time in a good many years
limt any number of the family were
privileged to be together at one
time. Mr. and Mrs. Iioose were bless
with a large sized family—one of
the good, old fashioned kind— to
them were born eight, children as
follows: Lewis, Emma, Will, John,
Florence, Clara, Elta and Frank, and
they wore permitted to raise them all
to maturity. Three years ago the
first and only death in the family
occurred when Lewis, the oldest
died. Of the others two were oblig
ed to be absent from the reunion,
Ella, now Mrs. D. P. DeYoung of
Amsterdam, Holland, whose husband
is vice-counsel at that place, and
Frank of Lorenz, Idaho, on account
of the long distance and the short
ness of vacation were unable to be
present. Their places, however, as
far as numbers were concerned were
more than filled by the son and
daughters-in-law and the five little
grand children who are now mem
bers of the family. Those gathered
about the table were Mr. and Mrs.
William Boose Sr., Drs. Francis and
Emma B. Tucker and children, Will
iam and Margaret of Pang Chuang,
China; Dr. and Mrs. William R.
Boose and child. Helen of this city;
Rev. and Mrs. John H. Boose and
children, Farnham and ' Virginia, of
Pontiac, Ills.; Miss Florence Boose
of this city; and Miss Clare Boose
of Powell, Idaho.
In the afternoon it Christmas tree
lawn with good things was enjoyed
by all, there being present in abun
dance from members of the family
io each other and from friends outsid
In the evening Rev. John Boose
filled the pulpit of the First Pres
byterian church. A pleasant feature
ot the reunion also was the christen
ing of Helen* Adaline and Virginia
Jane, children of Will and John res
pectviely, by Rev. R. Cooper Hailey
on Monday afternoon.
■John George Schneider was born in
Zainingen, Province of llroch, Wit
tenberg, Germany, December 1, 1833.
He came to America in 1851 locating
irf'Tusearauas County. Ohio. Here
he married. Six children were born
to this union.
I* the fall of 1871 he and his
family moved to Richardson county,
Nebraska, locating in Nemaha Town
ship. This was in the trying times,
when drought and grasshoppers prac
tically denuded the land. His wife
dying, he rethrned- to Ohio. loiter
he worth'd again and came west,
where he l as been ever since.
Mr. Schneider was one of that
bawd of sturdy pioneers who helped
open up n;e great w*st to civili a
tion arid settlement.- He was o
irau of untiring industry, he encour
aged and j.r.unoted the institutions
that have become so peculiarly Amer
ican, the public school and the meet
ing place. He was one of the found
ers of the Reformed Church in Ne
maha county, and remained through
out. his active life its main pillar an 1
support. For over eight years lie
had been afflicted with a most ag
gravated type of esthma, suffering
almost constantly. Through all these
trying years ho remained faithful
and sweet, finally succumbing to
liis malady In his seventy-eighth year,
Monday, December 2Gth. He leaves
his wife and five children to mourn
his loss. He was buried in the Wild
Rose cemetery, December 28. 1910.
The above illustration !s suggestive of many things. As the airship signifies progress so should the
new year mean to the awakening to the possibilities within our grasp. Never before in the history of Falls
City has the new year dawned with more splendid promise for great things. The dream of years—the rail
road division, is an assured fact. The population of the town must increase, the buliding ndiustry must re
vive, our merchants must enjoy a better trade—all combined must mean a bigger and a better city.
Are we fully alive to the opportunities that are ours? We must, or we will be untrue to our duties
Old differences must be settled, the knocker must go, and in his place must come the booster, boost
ing wisely for the things that we need and must have, if we are to take our rightful place in the civic pro
cession. Tfre opportunity is here. The promise is true. It only remains for us to do the work—wisely, un
selfishly, and well.
Let us put our shoulder to the wheel and push for a bigger, a better and a more united Falls City.
CHILDRENS’ CHRISTMAS DINNER
About Forty Little Folk* Enjoyed
The Dinner at The National.
Perhaps there was no dinner serv
ed in this city Christmas that gave
more genuine pleasure and happiness
than that at the National when about
forty little folks were served with
such a dinner as, perhaps, they hud
seldom heard of before.
There were the splendid turkeys,
done to that rich golden brown, fair
ly bursting with rich dressing, there
was chicken, cold meats, creamy po
tatoes, delicious gravy, rich red
cranberries, Oh, just all the good
things that children love, with pies
and plumb pudding for desert and
bright red apples, oranges, candy,
nuts, Oh, what a glorious Christmas
dinner for those little ones.
The long table on the north of the
dining room gave the children a fine
idea of what wsa in store for them
and neither time nor trouble, had been
spared to make it attractive and beau
tiful. Holly wreaths with their
bright red berries were placed
through the center and tall vases
held bright red carnations. There
were bowls of candy and nuts and in
the center surrounded by holly was
an immense punch bowl filled with
fruit. The table was a picture to
delight the eyes of those little guests.
The ladies who were present to as
sis in serving the children were
Miss Mary Gillispie, Mrs. I. C. Maust,
Misses Florence and Nellie Cleaver
and Alice Keeling.
The dinner was served at 12:30
o'clock and it gladdened man/ a
heart to see those little folks eat
with such apparent relish all those
good things provided for them.
After dinner the children were en
tertained in the hotel parlors for a
while and upon leaving each one was
given a bag of apples to carry home
this being made possible by the very
liberal donation of Mr. Allen Frank
lin of Barada.
The childrens' Christmas dinner wa
a success and many a child enjoyed it
who had never before known the joy
of a Christmas dinner, and the hearts
of those who were instrumental in
bringing it about should thrill with
pleasure for the happiness they gave
to others and each one who con
tributed to the dinner may feel glad
for having done even a little toward
making some child or children hap
pier on that bright Christmas day.
At Work on The Wahl Building.
Bohrer Bros, have commenced the
work of remodeling the Wahl build
ing which was badly damaged by
fire the first of the month.
Fire at Salem.
The store of W. H. Carsh was
burned lust Thursday night. The holi
day stock was totally destroyed. The
fire was discovered about three p. m.
Prompt work by the citizens, all of
whom have been harassed by fires
during tiie past year, prevented the
fire from spreading, though the
stock in the Salem Standard office,
which adjoins the Carsh store, was
moved out. For a time it looked
as though Snyder & Parish and Crook
&. Malone were In danger but they
were fortunate in their escape. The
stock was amply insured. This is the
second time in the past few months
that this stock has burned, the
first time slight damage was done.
Karl Marts and fainliy returned on
Tuesday to Wymore after spending
Christmas with their parents. Sam
Marts and wife.
FAMILY REUNION AT OMAHA
EVERY MEMBER OF THE IMME
DIATE FAMILY PRESENT
Christmas Day Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
A Abbott Celebrated Golden
Among the many Christmas celebra
tions of Interest to Falls City people
was that of the fiftieth wedding an
niversary of Mr. and Mrs. George A.
Abbott, which was celebrated in Oma
ha at the home of their son, David
P. Abbott r.r.O South 26th street on
Mr. and Mrs. Abbott were married
near Savannah, Mo. Mrs. Abbott's
maiden name being Fannie Dailey.
Mr. Abbott sayH there was such a
heavy snow on that day that travel
through tlie woods was almost im
possible. He lived ubout four miles
from his bride's home and with a
pary of friends took a sleigh, their
road being through the woods where
the snow was packed about twenty
Inches on the level. To travel
with double team was impossible and
one horse was sent ahead to break
the road for the other. About every
half mile the position of the horses
would be changed as the road bread
or would be almost exhausted.
About 18(12 Mr. and Mrs. Abbott
moved to this county and lived upon
the old homestead east of town for
almost thirty years. Here their
family grew up, some married and
made homes for themselves. It was
then Mr. Abbott decided to leave the
farm and after Belling his land to
I George Schock built a home at the
north edge of town, the same being
now tenanted by Paul Weaver.
I>ater the spacious new house was
built in the Crook-Towle edition. Dur
ing their residence In town Mr. and
Mrs. Abbott have taken Interest and
an active part in town affairs and
have always stood for what meant
better things for Falls City. All of
their children are married and have
moved from this city. Five live in
Omaha, namely David P., George F.,
June A.. Mrs. Daisy Stanton and Mrs.
Alice Roe. Mrs. Ada Humphrey lives
in Verdon and Mrs. Mable Robyns
in Chicago. All the sons and their
wives, the daughters and their hus
bands, except Mr, Charles Robyns,
and the two grand children, daugh
ters of Mr. and Mrs. June Abbott, sat
down to the bountiful feast. Mrs. Han
nah Miller of Beatrice and Miss Per
kins were also present. It was a
happy family gathering and the day
was one that will be held in fond
memory by allpresent.
Mr. Abbott enjoys remarkably good
health for a man of his years. M ra.
Abbott suffers considerably with
rheumatism but Just at present is
quite well. There are hosts of
friends of this estimable couple,
who Join us In wishing them many
more happy anniversaries.
Loses Valuable ColL
Some time ago Ross Goolsby bad
a colt valued at $1,000 with two
blooded stallions iu the Live
Stock barns that were burned in St.
Joe. The colt was take nout but
broke away and ran back. Before
he could be rescued he was badly
burned and was given up for dead.
letter signs of life was discovered
and for severanl weeks he has had
the best treatment possible but Tues
! day lie died. This is a heavy loss
' 10 Mr. Goolsby.
Tlu- Hiawatha high school basket
bail team played against our high
1 school hoys last Friday night and
wore defeated, the score being til to
L‘9. Our boys had things about their
own way and itwas an easy victory.
Their team work was good. They
are steadily improving and will un
doubtedly sustain the reputation al
ready established for our High school.
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