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, . VOLUME : I FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , DECE\lBER : : 9 , 190.1. _ . u _ _ _ NUi\1131 _ _ _ _ _ _ R .u _ . . icl \ _ )
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1 M A Surprise Party.
Last : Friday was a day long to
hc rc.ncmucrcd by Mr , anc1 l\rs.
\V. P. Long-
On thc morning that day ,
our genial Sheriff , John Hossack
drove to thc home of Mr. Long
1' and invited him to g-o with him
to a farm sonic four or five miles
distant. On their return to the
home ! , Mr. Long 1 was surprised to
find it in thc possession of 34 of
his fricnds.tl'o say that hc was
surprised is putting it mildly.
This surtrise party was in honor -
or of Mr. Long-'s 62nd b 1 thclay.
While there thc ladies busied
themselves sewing carpet rags ,
sewing 256 lbs ; thc men folks
talked crops and politics. l\lr.
. Long was thc recipient of many
; useful presents , among them being -
" ing- a box of cigars , pipe and tobacco -
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bacco 1 , slippers and 1 moncy.
' \t thc noon hour thc crowd
-was invited to partake of a
8umptous repast to which they
. : ' din justicc.
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. Toward evening they departed
with many congratulations and
wishes for thc return of many
such happy occasions. There
i - . _ were present ten men and twenty
With thc crowd , wc extend our
hearty . congratulation. to l\r. [
Long and hope for many returns
of thc day.
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. . . Mercy Hospital.
At thc present writing Mercy
Hospital is filled with paticnts.
Drs. Wiser and Houston have had
I a . very busy week of it.
' Monday : they performed a very
t serious operation on the person of
George Ulrich , and old citizen of
f > " this locality ; hc is doing wel1.
, lt On Tuesday thc doctors operated -
_ ' ted on .Mrs. Fran Smith of Niles
I , ) ' ; City , thc operation was an abdominal -
dominal one and thc patient is
convalescing ] rapidlY.
Tuesday evening , G. C. Boylc
. of Stella arrived for a stay in thc
It is to be hoped that thc people
, of Falls City and the surrounding
1 ' county will show their apprecia-
r tion of this institution , by making -
, lug use of it whenever circumstance -
stance demand it.
Friends in Council.
The Friends in Council were de-
. delightfully '
. - 1ightfully entertain at thc home
of Mr. and -'lrs. : Jake Schaihlc in
honor of Miss Foster.
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Twenty of the members responded -
ed to roll call with a current C\'CtI
which made thin part of the pro-
gram very intcrcsting' Several
readings by Miss Miner were
greatly cnjoyed. A vocal and instrumental -
stt'ttl11cntal selection was rcndcr.'cl
by Miss Schick of tl'arldo0. ; .
Thc uF'ricnds were pleased to
have as guests Misses Grcig'.l\ad-
dox Schaible , Schick , Beachy
anti \'Irs. Fost ( . . Refreshments
Hostess December 16 , Misses
The members of thc Lucky
1'hirtccnVhist club met Tuesday
evening with Miss Grace ! Maddox
as hostcss. After several hours
spent in whist Minnie Jussen was ' '
awarded honor prize while Mr.
Ilimntelteich was given thc con-
solation. During the evening
elaborate refreshments were ser-
\'ed to those pr scnt.
The Royal Highlanders.
Tuesday evening was a joyous
occasion for the members of thc
Royal Highlander lodge and its
On that evening : Falls City
Castle No. 25 , explained thc mys-
tcrics of thc order to one candidate -
date , after which an election of
The following were elected for
the coming year : Irvin Bode , 1. P. ;
A. T. . Foster , C. C. ; Mrs. Ncttic
Stanbro , W.1T. ; . K. Knight
Scc. ; Ix.1".1. Prcusse , trrcas. ; : -'lrs.
Southard . ; Mr. Jones , S. ; G. I-I.
Fal1stcad , l\L 18 months. After
thc election of officers thc doors
were thrown open to outside
friends who were invited to a
musical treat given by l\lr. and
l\lrs. Sigmund Spaeth'
As soon as thc musical part of
thc program was completed , thc
members and friends were invited
to partake of an oyster supper
prepared by thc genial caterer \\T.
g. Hancr , and thc way those
oysters disappeared was evidence
enough of the appreciation of thc
There were twenty two out of
town visItors in attendance ; Au-
burn furnishing fourteen of that
number ; Tecumseh six and Hara-
troward thc midnight hour the
guests ! and members departed for
their homes feeling that they
had enjoyed an evening in a
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have C Kaiser of
Pretoil Pa.sses Away
GUStl\'C : c. Kaiser died l a this
home near Preston , of heart trou-
ble and Brig-h t's disease , on Fri-
day , December 2 , C)04. . For several -
cral years he has been a g-relt
sufferer from the maladies which
terminated his life He has becn
a patient at thc Mercy hospital
most of the summer and everything -
thing possible to restore his hcalt h
was clone , hut to no avail. And
through all of his suffering l\Lr.
Kaiser has been the same patient ,
Christian gentleman hh friends
have always known. Anxious : to
recover if possible , but ready to
gb if it should bc thc 1\lastcr's
Gustavc Kaiser , or Gus as hc
was familiarly and affectionately
known to his friends , was born in
thc state of Illinois on April. 1st ,
1859. Hc came to Richardson
county ill 1868 , where hc has
ever since mule , his lionie lIe
was married in this county to
' ' to bc forgottcn.
manner nc'L'r .
tl'hi's Castle was instituted in
1S96 and has a'cry healthy
growth , numbering today neatly
two hundred mcmbcrs.
Success to Falls City Castle
No. 25 of the Royal Highlanders ,
may - it t live eng = and prosper
mig'htily. ' : . . :
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Her Only Sin.
Theatre goers of halls City and
vicinity were given a rare treat
at The Gch1in : Monday night
when Lincoln Cartcr's company
headed by Miss Julia Gray , presented -
scnted "Her Only Sin " There
was not a dull moment throughout -
out the entire play , thc different
scenes carrying thc large audi-
encc from thc ludicrous ] to thc
pathetic and back again with
such speed as to make it difficult
to distinguish tears of sympathy
from those caused by too excessive
laughter Miss Julia Gray ns an
emotional actress has seldom if
ever been cqual1cd on thc local
stage , and her support was all
that could bc wished for. Tak-
cn all in all , "Her Only Sin"
gave universal satisfaction.
D. D. Club IVleets.
'Vi1hma Cline most pleasantly
entertained the members of thc
D. D. club and a few of their
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; Miss Dcddng-cl' , who with fout : l
children . arc left to mourn hh ;
loss , He has ! always 1 been pl'om- p
inent in all public enterprises ! and
was especially fiO in hisconnectiolt
with thc gvang-c11cal ! ; church of '
Preston , having been mpenn-
tcndent of ib Sunday school al-
most from its org-anization.
The funeral which was held
from the Preston church on Sun-
day was largely attended ! by
friends from all parts of thc
county. Hcv. Ling'e of the lion
church delivered a funeral oration
in German and Rcv. Mansh art
of Falls City spoke in Bng"lish.
The floral offerings were profuse
and c.'atlliful bearing mute evidence -
dcncc of thc love and esteem _ _
which thc living held for thc ' :
deael. tj"o thc wife and children '
'Chic Tribune extends thc heart ,
felt sympathy of the many who '
knew and loved 1\11' Kaiser
friends on tfucsday evening of
this wcck. .
Miss \Vilhm proved a delightful - I
in ] hostess. and after inclnlging
in various social amusements the
guests were served with a dainty
Twelve year : old Bessie ! Iennels
whose home is in thc north central -
tral part of this city had the mis-
fortune to fall on a brick walk
Monday breaking her arm.
The injured arm is mending
slowly and will keep \'Iiss Bcssic
at home for a few days.
Royal Neigh bors.
The local order of the Royal
Neighbors met around their
camp-firc Tuesday cvcning.
Regular routine work and election
of officers for the ensuing year
took up thc entire evcning. The
following officers were elected :
1\1 1'8. Louise Farmer , O. ; Mrs.
McCleary , V. 0. ; J.\1rs. gcl Hall ,
C. ; Mrs. Carrie Paxton , R. ; Mrs.
Josephine Lohr , 1.S. ; Mrs. Carrie 1
Fisher , O.S ; Mrs. Zubrick , R. ;
Elva Scat's , O. and George Fisher -
er , 1\1. After which camp closed
111 clue form.
Mrs. N. J. Bcrgsma came down
from Shubcrt to spent this week
with her sister , Mrs. O. R. Ross. 't '