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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 17, 1893)
IV ilfCaoit fVifoiit.
By F. M. KIMMELL.
$1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
ALL HOME PRINT*.
A hill has been introduced in
tlie legislature of Minnesota de
daring the acceptance of a rail
rond pass by any legislator or state
officer to bh a bribo, punishable ns
It is Haiti that there is a large
demand for cancelled postage
•damps und that the business of
cieauing them with chemicals and
selling them as new stamps is rap
idly growing. No concelling ink
has yet been discovered that will
prevent the government from be
ing cheated in this respect.
The anniversary of the birth of
ibraham Lincoln was noted Sun
day with more of observance than
before, sbowiug how fame of the
man and the ^regard in which his
memory is' jhfrM' by the country
men is growing, Lincoln passed
his life amid the storms of parfi
.Stnship; his greatest years were
marked by the prevalence of that
cruelest of all wars, a civil war; he
•lied by the hand of violence, and
while the lovableness and nobility
of his character were known to
millions in his lifetime, it was nec
essary that he be removed from
the scene of action, that what one
tit old called “eloquent, just and
mightie death” should intervene
m order that time should pass
before he could be rightly judged.
The twenty-eight years which have
passed since Lincoln’s death have
been filled with the taking of evi
dence, and the verdict now given
is that he was one of the greatest,
purest and best men. His enemies,
that is the enemies of the great
«Buse which he defended—for he
an individual made few enemies
—were ready to joiu in this ver
dict the day of his death; they are
perfectly convinced of its justice
now. It is the judgment of the
The Death of C. W. Stoddard.
While setting out two cars from
trjiin 40 last Friday morning. February
3rd, preparatory to departing on his
*tfn, Charles W. Stoddard stepped be
MTeen engine 448 and the first car to
uncouple tlie wtr hose while they were
sieving back upon track number five.
$ii stooping, the tail of his overcoat
was caught by the wheels under the
tpnder, drawing him down and under.
His left arm was crushed and torn
frtm his body, while his collar bone
and shoulder blade were severed, ex
posing bis heart and lungs. He was
carried to the depot, placed iu the east
waiting room %Rnd Doctors Miller and
3n>ith called. ..They did all that lay
in man’s power to ease and save him,
sat his case was too severe, the’wound
’ being horribly lacerated, and he died
on Saturday night at nine o’clock. Mr.
Stoddard was a conductor on this di
vision but owing to lack of business
was breaking behind for Conductor
4wy. He began railroading in 1886,
hi.'the train service at MoCook on the
western division, where he was well
and favorably known, and came to this
division two years ago where his friends
were legion. - He was a member of the
A. O. U. YV. lodge of this place. His
age was nearly thirty years, and his
birthplace was Perry, Wyoming county,
'p(ew York, where his mother still re
sides and at which point be desired to
be buried. His life was insured for
five thousand dollars, three thousand
of which he carried as a member of
the relief department of the company.
He leaves a wife and two small child
ren, and may God, our Heavenly Father,
who notes a sparrow’s fall, have mercy
Funeral services were conducted at
the U. P. ohnrch, Wednesday evening,
in a beautiful and impressive manner
by Rev. Gordon. The members of the
A. O. U. YV. marched in a body to the
church. A vei-y large crowd of ladies
and gentlemen in town attended the
services, and there was scarcely stand
ing room in the church. After the
aervices the body was coveyed to the
deoot, to be shipped to McCook for
Agricultural Society Meeting. I
INDIANOLA, Feb., I4th, 1892.
The county board met pursuant to call
of secretary. Present W. S. Fitch, pres
ident; J. R. Neal, treasurer; W. A. Min
nier, marshal; Isaac Vandervort, general
superintendennt; Mrs. P. J. Taylor, J. C.
Blackson, Stephen Bolles, William Wind
hurst, Walter Rowland, J. I. Grundy.
Treasurer^ bond was submitted and
approved. Salary of the secretary was
placed at $75.00. The premium list was
carefully revised and printing of the
same was given in charge of the execu
The date for holding the county fair
was set for the week before the state fair,
September 5, 6, 7, 8, 1893.
Superintendents of the different classes
were selected as follows: Class 1, A. P.
Day; class 2, Samuel Ball; class 3, J. F.
Black; class 4, Eugene Wolf; class 5,
Mrs. William Windhurst; class 6, Will
iam Coleman; Class 7, A. M. Anderson;
class 8, Mrs. J. I. Grundy; class 9, Mrs.
J. H. Bayston; class 10, Mrs. J. F. Helm;
class 11, Mrs. Jesse Welborn; class 12,
Mrs. G. W. Wyrick; class 13, Mrs. C. D.
Cramer; class 14, J. B. Mather; class 15,
Stephen Bolles; class 16—speed, Jesse
It was decided that no political speak
ing should occur on the grounds during
the fair. Also that articles competing
for the premium in the best precinct dis
play of agricultural products shall not
compete for other premiums. Further
that no superintendent shall exhibit in the
class he has charge of. J. H. BEROE,
Give us a News Item.
You like to read the news, don’t you?
You like to know what is going on. You
like to know it when people come to
town and when they go away. You take
the newspapet to get the news. The
more news it contains the better you
like it. Then you ought to be willing to
contribute an item or two occasionally
for its colums. When you catch onto a
matter of news let us know it. When
you intend going away on a visit come
around and tell us. When your eastern
friends come to see you we like to know
it because other people expect us to tell
who they are. When a bright eyed baby
comes to your house arm yourself with a
few cigars and call around and break the
news to us. When there is a death or a
marriage don’t be afraid to drop in and
give us the facts. In fact try to make it
a point to favor a paper with news of
general interest whenever you can. It
doesn’t cost anything. We make a busi
ness of printing the news, and although
we get up a few colums each week, there
are items that escape our notice which
we would gladly have printed. Do us a
favor by handing in items.
On Sunday afternoon the remains of
C. W. Stoddard were mingled with moth
er earth in Longview cemetery of our
city. The funeral was in charge of the
A. O.U.W. of McCook, the lodge attend
ing in a body and in large numbers.
Rev. D. L. McBride preached an elo
quent sermon full of comfort to the be
reaved ones and of caution to those follow
ing his hazardous avocation. W. C.
Stevenson assisted in the services. There
was a very large attendance of citizens,
especially of these connected with the
railway service. After the services in
the Lutheran church the body was taken
to the cemetery, the funeral cortege be
ing headed by the A. O. U. W. band,
followed by the order, relatives and
friends, and a large course of sympathiz
ing citizens. It was a most pathetic oc
casion. The young wife, thus so sudden
ly and tragically bereaved has the most
heartfelt sympathy of all hearts in this
A Little News.
The McCook Tribune informs the
publiic upon “reliable information” that
“Mr. A. S. Campbell will be appointed
register of the U. S. land office and that
R. B. Walquist will establish a democrat
ic newspaper here” etc., etc. The first
part is true. There is no doubt but that
A. S. Campbell will be the next register
of the McCook land office, and the pub
lic will not wait long either. But as far
as R. B. Walquist is concerned, its differ
ent. He is perfectly contented with
editing one of the best papers in Nebras
ka and has no desire or intention of
severing his connection herewith or re
moving from Hastings. We have said and
do say that McCook should have a demo
cratic newspaper at once—and a good
one at that—a paper equal to The Tri
bune and we will do w hat we can to see
that one is established.—Hastings Demo
Tuesday afternoon, February 14th, at
the residence of John W. Lewis in North,
Rev. D. L. McBride united in marriage
Mr. Samuel A. Moore and Miss Etta Ham
ilton, both of our city. The ceremony
was a private one, being witnessed only
by relatives of the contracting parties
and a few near friends. The bride and
groom are well and favorably known as
among McCook’s most estimable young
people, and have the best wishes of a
host of friends. They were recipients of
a number of handsome and useful gifts.
The happy couple left on 6, the same
afternoon, for the bride’s old home in
Morrison, Illinois, where they will make
a brief stay. They will be at home in
our city after March 1st. Here’s a happy
and prosperous voyage.
The cold wave flag is a winner, and
must be respected.
The Commercial house will pass into
the hands of the lessee April first.
C.T. Brewer shipped three cars of cattle
to Brighatn of Colorado springs, Sunday.
The publisher is absent in attendance
upon the state editorial convention at
Columbus, this state.
The Endeavor society expect over 150
delegates to the district convention to be
held here May sth-7th, 1893.
The McCook Commission Co. is the
name of the new flour and feed store,
with John Garrard as manager.
Lawyer A. F. Moore is mentioned as a
candidate for the McCook post office with
a pole as long as the north pole.
At the Harris Hardware you can get a
Sewing Machine a good one from $20 to
$45 with the company's guarantee for
There were about 50 persons down
from along the Imperial line in attend
ance upon the conductors’ ball at.d ban
quet, Monday evening.
The Endeavor Society will give a social
on Tuesday evening, February 21st, in
Meeker’s Hall to which all the young
people of our city are invited.
Wednesday of this week will be re
membered by church people as Ash
Wednesday, and the beginning of Lent.
April second will be Easter Sunday.
The McCook lodge of Workmen keeps
up its marvelous growth. Sixteen appli
cations in on Monday night. And still
the members are rustling for more.
McKenna sells a pure sun-cured Japan
tea at 45 cents per pound. You will find
it equal to what you have paid 60 cents
for. Call at the C. O. D. and get a sam
H. H. Easterday & Co., have just add
ed about fifty feet to the old Hatfield
crib recently bought by them, which
gives them an immense storage capacity
Messrs. McMillen and Chenery have
put up this week about 40 tons of ice for
their individual use during the coming
summer. Private ice houses seem to be
on the increase.
The Baptist and Congregational ser
vices will be held in future in the Luth
eran church. Services as follows: Sun
day school 10 o’clock; morning service
11 o’clock; evening service 7:30 o’clock.
Even if Republicans did not have
much to say about, the election of a
United States senator the duty of filling
a vacancy left by Judge Allen the sena
tor-elect, devolves upon Gov. Crounse.
The agricultural society is early mov
ing toward the goal of making the meet
ing of 1893 the best in the history of the
society. And every hand in Red Willow
county should be raised in the earnest
and hearty support.
II. B. Wales, a recent arrival from
Iowa, has commenced to frame a house
for his farm, and when same is completed
the family will come on at once from
Iowa to occupy the same,'and Mr. Wales
will improve his place.
The McCook Tribune is published
every Friday afternoon (D. V.) for the
the best interests of its patrons, the glory
of McCook and Red Willow county, and
incidentally for $i .50 per annum in ad
vance strictly. And now is the time.
William Nicklas of Cliarleb City, Iowa,
who recently purchased C. J. Ryan’s
half-section up in 4-30 for |4,ooo, arrived
in the city on Monday morning, He
will shortly commence to build upon and
to improve his splendid farm on the fer
tile big flat.
Pastor Stevenson went down on No. 2,
Thursday morning, to Loomis, Neb., to
speak before the Phelps county V. I’. S.
C. E. convention, also to present the
matter of transportation on the B. & M.
to the international convention Montreal,
Canada, July 5-9, 1893. *
If you want a luxury go to the C. O. D.
store and get a pound of McKenna’s
English breakfast tea—the price ? Well,
the price is not higher than you pay for
common Black tea. But heretofore you
had to send to Denver or Hastings for a
Tea like this. Try it.
At the meeting of the stockholders of
the McCook Co-operative Building and
Savings Association held on Monday
evening, February 13th the following
directors were elected: E. E. Lowman,
L. W. McConnell, Frank Harris, J. A.
Wilcox, T. B. Campbell, C. H. Boyle and
F. M. Kimmell. The board will organ
ize at the next meeting on the 20th in
Man has been justified in his predic
tions again. For years and years men
on the street cars and in public places
have had bitter quarrels in their minds
with the woman who brings her baby
wrapped up like a cocoon. The men
have held that the forty shawls and five
veils which envelope the infant would
some day smother it; they have raged ve
hemently against the brutal and sense
less practice; today they can gloat. The
baby is at last dead. It died in the
hands of Mrs. Johu Johnson of Janesville,
Wisconsin, and she did not know it until
she took the smothering rags off. Now
let the men stand around and say ,-I
told you so.” It will help things so
Famous Clothing Co.,
>1 SPRING STYLES K
* Miiis' and ISoijs' Hats, -
Are new ready. An Immense variety of the Latest Shapes
=~5~^s=s-^and Colors in~5F5~~~=
STIFF AND SOFT HATS
To Which Your Attention is Called.
DUliING THIS MONTH WE
Continue our Clearing Sale of Winter Goods.
We are making Very Liberal Concessions in Price'
.to Clear this Stock.
February 3, 1893.
McCook, - Nebraska.
The Hoop Skirt Coming.
We are to have hoop skirts, gentle
maiden. Imagine yourself out in a 20
below blizzard with hoop-skirts on—not
a blizzard with hoop-skirts on, but your
self. Register a heaven reaching vow
never to wear the horrid things—hoop
skirts, not blizzards—before it is too late.
Be not lulled into fancied security of the
hideous monster—hoop-skirts, not bliz
zard—-do not appear in their ugly pro
portions at the start. The approach of
hoop skirts will be like the advance ol
the liquor habit, slow and insiduous.
But they are coming and ladies will have
to pay extra to gain admission to the
Mr. C. G. Chandler, horse importer,
from Macomb, Illinois, arrived last week
with an excellent car load of stallions
and jacks, consisting of French Coach,
Norman, Shire, Clydesdale, and trotting
bred horses and jacks. Mr. L. F. Allen
who was here last season is here with
Mr. Chandler, and they will be glad to
see the farmers and horse raisers at
Corey & Maddux’s barn. They have
some cheaper stallions to trade for land
and will take grade horses as part pay
for full blooded stock.
Major Hayden (old sport) is engaged
in business at North Platte and the local
sportsmen do not see as much of the old
boy as they would like to, but they will
all be pleased to know that he is doing
well, and can flash his eye along the
cylinders and smash the saucers or
double up a chicken or grouse in mid air
the same as of of yore. Long live the
major; may his iron narve never desert
him, and his keen eye never grow dim.
This section of Nebraska was visited
by quite a blizzard, Monday night, the
unwelcome visitor swooping down upon
us from the northwest with the speed of
a race horse, commencing about aix
o’clock Monday evening and continuing
through the night and until the middle
of Tuesday morning, when the sun beam
ed forth in all his accustomed brightness.
Some snow accompanied the storm, but
it came so fast that most of it past by
without stopping. It was short, but Oh
Come my friend and let us talk over
those hideous valentines you sent out on
Tuesday last. It cost you at least a littl„
movement of the gray matter under your
hair to think out those of your friends
and neighbors whom you wished to ridi
cule; it also cost you postage and the
price of the caricature. What did you
get in return? You can never be sure
that they inflicted the pangs of wounded
sensibility which you intended, but may
be reasonably sure that most of them
found their way into the fire.
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BASE > BUHNERS,
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