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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
Vol. V FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , MARCH 27 , 1908. Number 10
Coming to the Front.
Her many friends in this citv
will be most pleased to hear of
the brilliant success of Miss Edna
Wentworth in her chosen profes
sion , that of a singer.
All knew she had talent and
man ) ' had prophesied great things
for her , but that she has forged
to the front so quickly is hard to
realize , as it seems such a short
time since she was just a little
girl going to school here. She is
now the soprano singer with tjie
Wentworth Concert Co. , under
the management of the Metro
politan Lyceum Bureau of Kansas
City , and is creating a great sen
sation wherever she appears.
We only hope her route will
bring her back to her old Falls
City home among the man } ' who
will be so glad to hear her sing
Caught the Horse Thief.
A horse was stolen last Sunday
night from Mrs. Polly Button ,
who lives on a farm between
Highland and White Cloud , Kas. ,
but the thief was not long at
liberty , for in trying to escape
made the mistake of heading for
this place , where our officials , who
get just about every one they go
after- soon had him in charge.
The facts in the matter are these :
On Monday morning Mrs. F.
Shields of this city received a
telephone message from Mrs.
Button , who is a relative , stating
that a horse had been stolen from
her the night before. She gave
a description of the animal and
requested our police to be on the
lookout. Mr. Shields immediate-
br > notified Officer Marts , who
started at once to try and get a
clew of the thief. In the mean
time a man had appeared at the
Mettz livery barn and tried to
dispose of a horse. His actions
aroused suspicion and Sheriff Fen-
ton was sent for , who arrested the
man , pending an investigation.
When Mr. Marts appeared with
his description of the horse , all
doubt as to the man's guilt was
removed , and the news was tele
phoned back to Mrs. Button , who
sent her son to identify the ani
When the man , who gave his
name as Collins , was confronted
by Button he confessed to the
crime , saying he was drunk and
went into the barn to lay down.
He was smoking at the time , and
the light from his pipe set fire to
the barn. When he realized what
he had done his only thought waste
to escape , so he stole the horse.
One horse was burned to death in
the fire and another one so badly
injured that it is thought it will
have to be killed. About eleven
tons of hay and a large amount
of small grain was also consumed
in the fire.
When Mr. Button saw who the
guilty party was he was greatly
surprised , as they had been neigh
bors for a long time , and comes
from a well respected family , his
father being a big land owner in
Collins was taken to Troy , Kas. ,
Monday evening to await his trial.
Francis Smith , Verdon , . . 23
Elizabeth Nedrow , Verdonj . IS
Lester A. Riggs , Kansas City , 23
Lydia C. William , Kansas City , 20
Frederick Karber , Seneca , Kas. 25
Amanda Wissler , Humboldt , . IS
Henry Kuhlman , Barada , . . 24
Emma Schroeder , Barada ( . . IS
WANTKD Apprentice girl to
learn millinery trade. Apply to
FOK SAI.K Four room house on
two corner lots , good well , cellar
and out buildings. Will be sold
cheap if taken soon. Phone 196.
The ladies of the C. W. B.M. .
of the Christian church will serve
a free Porto Kican lunch at the
home of Mrs. Sam Marts on
hursday afternoon , April 2nd ,
from 4:30 : to ( > o'clock. A silver
offering- will be taken , which will
be used lor building a home for
Br. Alton and wife , missionaries
in Porto Rico. Every one invited.
The C. E. of the Presbyterian
church entertained their friends
at the home of Mrs. Judith Green-
wald one evening last week in a
verr unique and entertaining
manner. It was an evening of
smiles and every one caught not
smiling was fined one cent. A
neat sum was added to their treas-
) ' which goes to the new church
building fund. Nice refreshments
Mrs. C. M. Linn , president of
the AlphaWoman's club of Hum
boldt , with her committees , has
about completed arrangements for
entertaining the district federa
tion of woman's dubs to meet in
that city April 1st and 2nd. The
sessions will be held in the club's
suite of rooms. " *
Following is the program :
Wednesday , April 1 , 3:40 : p. m. , busi
ness session , assignment of delegates
7'iO : Song America.
Invocation Rev Mr. Price , Hum-
Instrumental solo , selected. Miss
Hanks , Falls City.
Address of Welcome Mrs. C. M
Linn , Llumboldt.
Response Mrs. T..T. Gist , Fulls City.
Ladles' octet bridal chorus Cowan.
Mesdames Shirly , Cooper , Agdelott ,
Lltehfield , Ilolman , Davis , HoIT , Buer-
stctta , o ( Humboldt.
Address "Ethics in the Public
Schools , " Mrs. T , II. Cole , Omaha.
Vocal solo , selected Mrs. J H. Ciiln ,
jr. , Stella
Male quartet Messrs. Uoyd , Cooper ,
Howe , Howe , of Humboldt.
Vocal solo , selected Mrs. Agdolott ,
Mixed quartet , selected Me dumc&
Shirly , Buerstetta ; Messrs. Boyd , Howe.
TllUltSUAY. APRIL 2.
0:00 : a m. Instrumental solo , select
ed Miss Louise Power , of H umboldt.
Business session , club reporH , etc.
10:00 : a. in. Vocal solo , selected
Mrs. L. S. Ilackctt , of Humboldt.
"Woman's Share in Civil Service
Reform , " Mrs. Margaret Corns , Lin
Round Table Mrs. II. L , Keefe ,
Ladies' octet , of Humbolilt.
Report of General Federation Mrs.
O. M. Stonebrakcr , of Lincoln.
Vocal solo , selected Miss Akers , of
11:00 : a.m. "Arts and Crafts , " with
display M.-s. Nettle Wrills-Shugart , of
Vocal solo , selected Mrs. J. R. Cain ,
Reports of Committees.
"Pure Food Laws" Mrs. Harriet
MacMurphy , of Omaha.
12:30. : Luncheon.
Immediately following the an
nual meeting at Humboldt , the
state officers in attendance will
be guests at a house party given
by the vice-president , Mrs. Annie
Reavis Gist , at her home in Falls
When Chas. Leitzke and wife
returned from a shopping tour
down town Saturday eveningi it
was to find their home in pos
session of about thirty of their
friends , members of the Wood
men Circle , who in some manner
had learned that it was the an
niversary of Mrs. Leitzke's birth
and they wished to impress the
fact upon her mind. The sur
prise was so complete , that it
almost staggered the worthy
couple for the time , but they soon
gained their composure and
entered into the evening's sport
with zeal. Numerous games
were played and a general good
time enjoyed. A real old fashion
ed taffy pull being a main feature
of the program. Besides numer
ous other presents , Mr. and Mrs.
[ Leitzke were presented with a
beautiful set of silver fruit knives
bearing the engraving , "Wood
men Circle. "
Sorosis met Wednesday altcr-
noon with Mrs. W. W. Jcnne as
hostess. Mrs. Ewalt had a very
interesting paper on "The Ma
donna in Art,1' also a number of
pictures of the Madonna by noted
Italian , French and German art-
istsi which she exhibited to the
Mrs. Jaquet read an excellent
jiaper on "France , the Art Stu
dents' Mecca. " Mrs. Morris read
several short clippings of old pa
pers as to the origin of Sorosis ,
which < was much appreciated by
the club. Owing to the absence
of Mrs. W. M. Wilson , a short
ketch was read by Mrs. Banks.
Several piano solos were ren
dered by Mrs. Frank Schaible in
a very pleasing manner. Mrs. B.
Custer and Mrs. Frank Schaible
were guests of the club.
Buring the social half hour ex
cellent refreshments were served ,
and the club adjourned to meet
with Mrs. Jaquet , April S.
Two Accidents in Salem.
On last Sunday afternoon Jim
Pelham and Miss Ollie Morton
sustained injuries in a runaway
from which it will take some time
They were starting for a drive
and just as Mr. Pelham was get
ting in the buggy the team start
ed to run , with the unfortunate
man between the wheel and buggy
box in such a manner that he was
unable to loose himself and was
dragged some distance , receiving
a badly injured arm , numerous
cuts about the head and face and
The young lad } ' was thrown
from the buggy and had the hip
bone broken besides receiving
other severe injuries.
Br. Green was summoned and
did all that was possible for the
injured ones , but it is feared that
the young lady will be confined
to her bed for some time , while
Mr. Pelham , who was more for
tunate , will soon be himself again.
While helping to moye a build
ing on Monday afternoon in Sa
lem , L. Albertson was severely
hurt by n lever striking him under
the chin. It was a close call , as
the blow almost severed his jugu
A Close Call.
W. W. Abbey is getting his a
little sooner than he expected.
While sweeping the back porch
of his store Saturday morning
some one threw an empty beer
keg from above which just grazed
his shoulder. Search was made
on the roofs of both the Wahl and
Reayis & Abbey's buildings but
no one was in sight. It is thought
that some one had been cele
brating in the rooms up stairs
the night before and threw the
keg out of the window without
the usual warning , "look out be
low. " It was a narrow escape
for had the keg struck him on
the head it would undoubtedly
have killed him.
Word was received by relatives
in this city last Thursday of the
death of Mrs. Harriett Catron ,
which occurred that morning at
the home of her son , E. ECatron ,
at Mullen , Neb. , at the age of SO
Mrs. Catron will be remembered
by the old residents of this city ,
having located here in the early
days , she with her husband and
family living on their farm north
of this city.
Beceased moved to Mullen about
twenty years ago , where she has
made her home with her son since
that time. She has many friends
and relatives here , among the
latter being her sister , Mrs. Mar
At the home of the bride's par
ents , Mr. and Mrs.W. H. Nedrow ,
at high noon on Thursday ) March
19 , 1'JOS , Mr. Francis Smith and
Miss Elizabeth Nedrow.
Miss Mamie Fisher played the
Immediately after the ceremony
and congratulations to the groom
and bride , the guests were invited
in to the dining room to partake
of a most excellent dinner. All
seemed to enjo ) ' the occasion vcrv
much. Many valuable presents
were presented to the newly
married couple by the guests.
The following is a list of the
presents : Set of flat irons , B.
Fisher ; silver tea spoons , Clint
Burris and wife ; pickle dish , Myr
tle and Albert Nedrow : cream set ,
Jim Simpson and wife ; vase , little
Cy and Beulah Nedrow ; picture ,
Mrs. Roy Swisegood ; picture , El
mer Cook ; ornamental clock , Geo.
and Willis Goolsby ; salad dish ,
A. Bowty and wife ; knives and
forks , R. Fisher and wife ; bed
spread , Win. Fisher and wife ;
pair of towels , Ethel Cook ; bed
spread , Win. Kubrick and wife ;
dinner set , Jake Bloom and wife ,
Bruce Nedrow and wife , Cy Ned-
row and Jess Weaver ; $5 , Christ
Fisher ; $5 , Phcres Fisher ; table
linen , Grandma Goolsby ; wool
comfortMyrtle Smith ; cakcstand ,
Grandpa and Grandma Smith :
pair towels , Mrs. Christner , Bav-
enport , la. ; bed spread and $2 ,
Mr. and Mrs. Mox ! silver chafing
dish , Mr. Steyeson Smith , Wyo
ming ; table linen , tea towel , cow
and calf , Mr. and Mrs. W. II.
Nedrow" " ; window shades , curtain
and 27 yards carpet. Mr. and Mrs.
Sad Accident in Rulo.
Our Rule correspondent fur
nishes the following report of the
fatal shooting of Tom Mooney ,
on Sunday morning at his home
near Rule :
Sunday morning , about ten
o'clock , news was brought to this
city that a sad accident had hap
pened at the home of Mr. James
Mooney , sr. , in which his oldest
son , Thomas Mooney , lost his
life. An old gun had hung for
years on the back porch , and it is
supposed he attempted to take it
down to examine it. as the gun
was found hanging from the strap
which supported it. No one saw
the act and all he could say when
his mother reached his side was.
"I am shot. " Medical aid was
summoned at once , but the fatal
discharge had done its work too
well for any earthly help to avail ,
and death came in a few minutes
after the arrival of the physician
This sad accident has almost pros
trated the aged parents and was
a great shock to all his relatives
and friends. He was unmarried
and resided with his parents
about one and a half miles west
of Rulo. Funeral services were
held Tuesday forenoon at the
Catholic church , after which the
remains were laid to rest in the
Catholic cemetery. He leaves a
large circle of relatives , who have
the sympathy of all in this sad
Interrupted Crap Game.
Chief Beasley , while wander
ing through the yards at the
depot on Sunday , he happened on
to a crap game indulged in by
four Hiawatha citizens , three
colored men and one white man.
Evidently the coons were the
winners as they had sufficient
money To pay their fines , while
the white man had to do a little
work for the city.
MOKAI , Never buck a man at
his own game.
A Bad Mix-up.
Stone struct was the scene of
lively mix-up on Tuesday
evening when two buggies col-
ided. One was occupied by
Paul Weaver and the other be-
ongcd to the Star livery barn ,
fortunately neither occupant
was injured but both rigs were
) retly well smashed up.
Another case of smallpox developed -
veloped in this city Wednesday ,
this time in the home of "Tod"
McKeiver , the victim being
their little daughter. H is
.bought the little one contracted
the disease while visiting in
ilulo , where a number of cases
ire reported. It is in light
brin , however , and no fears are
ipprehended as to the outcome.
Journal Changes Hands.
A deal was made this week
whereby the Journal ol this
city becomes the property of a
Mr. Harris who comes from
Jouncil Bluffs. The Tribune
extends the new editor a hearty
welcome and wishes him abund
We understand that John
Martin will leave the first of
the month for Council Bluffs ,
where he expects to locate.
Rev. Manshardt Leaves Falls City
iRev. . Manshardt , who has been
attending the Evangelical confer
ence at Holton. Kas. , returned
Monday. He informs us that he
will go to Lconardsville , Kas. . to
take charge of the church there ,
leaving here next Monday.
Rev. Manshardt has been pas
tor of the Evangelical church in
this city four years , and in that
time has endeared himself to the
members of his congregation to
such an extent that it is hard for
.hem to give him up. He docs
lot count his friends alone by the
nembers of his congregation but
by all who knew him , and their
jest wishes go with to his new
Rev. P. Shu man will succeed
[ Jev. Manshardt in this city. The
[ lolton conference retains Rev.
tfanninga at his present charge
east of this city.
Will Make Pickles.
The Leo Cider and Vinegar Co.
lave decided to add pickle making
to their other business in this
city. They will buy all the cu
cumbers that are brought to them
this summer , and this should add
quite a department to their fac
tory , as well as to scatter quite a
sum of money through the com
munity to those who will raise
cucumbers for them.
Persons who expect to raise
cucumbers for the factory should
first get a sheet of instructions
from the State Bank , telling them
how to raise , pick and market
them , to get the most out of them.
Seed for choice varieties can also
be had at the State Bank.
It looks like this factory is des
tined to become one of our most
successful institutions. We un
derstand that they are going to
make some additional improve
ments to handle the apple croj
this fall , and will possibly put in
two new cider presses. We arc
glad to sec such an industry do so
well , and wish that we had man )
more of other kinds with such ;
Following are the services
next week at St. Thomas church
Tuesday. 7JO ; ! p.m. Reading
Wednesday , 7:150 : a. m. Hoi )
Wednesday , 7:30 : p. in. Ad
dress , "The Prayer Book. "
Friday , 7:30 : p. m. Address
"Church History. "
Thos. Roe is reported on the
sick list this week.
Mrs. Georgia Cummings has
jccn quite ill this week.
See E. E. James' ad in this
> aper for prices on poultry.
II. C. Smith was a Kansas City
isitor the first of the wcel > .
Mrs. Frank Gossctt is visiting
relatives in this city this week.
John Ross , who has been quite
11 for some time , is slowly im-
A number from out of town
were in attendance at the Elks
Max Werner is now employed
it the Lyric as ticket seller and
Mrs- Lawrence , who has been
seriously ill for several weeks , is
still in a critical condition.
LOST Gold pin , bull dog head
with chip diamond eyes. Return
; o this office and receive reward.
Miss Pearl Lawrence , a teacher
near Arago , has been compelled
to close her school on account of
New goods arriving daily at
L'atzman Sisters' Millinery store.
Don't fail to see these new spring
Inspect the new clothing just
received by the Great Western
Clothing Co. before buying vour
The Great Western Clothing
Co. , at Scff's old stand , have just
received an elegant line of new
M. Sefl" and family now occupy
the Burchard property north of
the Union House , having moved
there this week.
Quite a number of our club
women will attend the meeting
of the district federation in Hum-
joldt next week.
Mrs. J. L. Slocum and Mrs.
Jr. Neal left Wednesday for a
few weeks stay at Hot Springs ,
Ark. , in the interest of their
Mr. Jacobs of the Great Western - '
ern Sales Co. , was in Kansas
City this week buying goods for
their clothing establishment in
Harvey Wahl says he bagged
twenty-three ducks on Wednes
day morning , but as we did not
see them we cannot vouch for the
truthfulness of this statement.
The most delicious ice cream
you have ever eaten at the Candy
Kitchen. Once tried we are con
vinced you will always be our
customers. Our prices arc right.
The deputy assessors met with
Count ) ' Assessor Judd in his office
Tuesday , for the purpose of
arranging schedule and receiving
final instructions before begin
ning their work.
The Rt. Rev. Arthur L. Wil
liams , B. B. , bishop of the diocese
cese , will make his annual visit
to St. Thomas church next Sun
day morning at 10:45. : The ser
mon will be delivered by the
bishop. A cordial invitation is
extended to all the people to be
The B. P. O. Elks had a lively
session on Friday night , at which
time they initiated into the
mysteries of their order S. L-
Redwood and M. L. Noble of
this city. The goat was in good
wording order and both candi
dates vow they will get even with
the next victims.