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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (April 7, 1893)
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes—40 Years the Standard
A. J. Rittenhouse has purchased the
Perry property from V. Franklin.
The McCook tank line is again being
conducted by H. Thompson, who has
bought out L. A. Hurlburt.
At the Harris Hardware you can get a
Sewing Machine a gocd one from $20 to
$45 with the company’s guarantee for
five years. __
There are a good many people in Mc
Cook who evidently do not know that
there is an ordinance against the setting
out of fires within the corporate limits.
The McCook Produce Co. is the latest
addition to our business interests. How
ard Finity is manager. They expect to
secure quarters over on west Dennison
Governor Crounse has by proclama
tion recognized April 22d as Arbor Day
and asks that it be generally observed.
He especially recommends the observ
ance of the day by the public schools.
Municipal honors go a-begging in Ox
ford, too. No nominations were made,
this year, by either of the methods legal
ized by the Australian ballot law, and
consequently the old set of village offic
ers will hold over.
The P. E. O. ladies held their state
convention in Plattsmoutli, this week,
April 5, 6 and 7. Mrs. J. R. Patrick of
Holdrege is state president. The Tri
bune expects soon to see a chapter of
the order organized in McCook.
Married:—April 3d, 1893, at Jerome,
Iowa, Mr.Clarence Coulter, ofthat place,
and Miss Florence Yarnell of McCook.
The bride is well .favorably known in this
place, having resided here for a number
of years. The young people have the well
wishes of many friends for their happi
ness arid prosperity.
Removal:—McMillen Bros, have re
moved to east Dennison street, opposite
the Arlington hotel, where they can be
found as usual with everything you may
desire in the line of first-class harness
and saddlery. Remember the place, east
Dennison street, opposite the Arlington
John F. Helm is moving on steadily
in the direction of coverting his Red
Willow farm into a full fledged dairy
farm. He has recently bought a Delaval
cream separator; a butter worker is
among the next machines to be received.
Other improvements will be made and
the project carried on to success.
Rev. A. H. Bartlett is about to remove
from our midst and take up his residence
in McCook. His health is such as to
preclude him from longer remaining up
on and attending to the work of his farm.
This is much regretted, as well as the
fact of his removal. Mr. Bartlett is most
highly esteemed by all those who know
him best, and they sincerely regret his de
It long ago seemed as though
shoes could never be better and
never be cheaper, but they are
better now and cheajier now than
they ever were before. The great
every day favorite is our men’s
and ladies’ shoe. It is as much a
boon to the pocketbook as it is to
the feet. It won’t wear you out
to wear it out. You don’t need to
take care of it; it takes care of
itself. It will give you solid com
fort for the simple reason that a
better shoe for knockabout pur
poses has never been produced.
If prices never appealed to you
before, the price of this shoe will,
for it costs only $2.50. It will
look nicer and wear longer than
any shoe on earth.
Tuesday was pension day, as well as
No matter how old a crowbar may be,
it remains as pry as ever.
The Shriners will hold a grand convo
cation in Galveston, Texas, in June.
Four flour and feed stores ought to be
able to supply the normal demand of our
“Two heads are better than one,”
said the thief as he crawled out of the
Professional sticklers for propriety in
some sections use the plain “Mr.” in
stead of the more sonorous “Prof.”
This ytar there will be two eclipses of
the sun, one on Sunday, April 16th and
the second on Monday, October 9.
The lawns about the city are undergo
ing the regular spring cleaning up and
some of them are already quite green.
Garden making is now on in earnest
and a good many already have the seed
for the early varieties of “sass” in the
His Honor the Mayor failed to size up
the paison just right, Wednesday after
noon, and his bluff was promptly and
What fools the possession of a few dol
lars will make of some men. What bi
gots a little temporarily vested authority
will make of others.
Call and inspect Kalstedt’s immense
stock of new goods. The finest selection
ever exhibited in the city. Don’t wait
until the line is broken.
The Tribune hopes that the new city
jail lock will never be again so oppor
tunely picked, in order that all cause for
suspicion may be averted.
H. Thompson expects to open up a
flour and feed store in the Orms building
on west Dennison street, tomorrow or
the first of next week. L. R. Hileman
will be in charge.
The bright sunshine days continue and
yet the farms and gardens are crying for
rain. They are not absolutely suffering,
but a warm thunder shower would revive
things greatly and set vegetation to
Postmaster Troth has received some of
the new Columbian stamped envelopes
recently issued by the government. Like
the other Columbian specials, they are
quite artistic in conception and tasty in
A preacher at Joliet, 111., is responsible
for this statement: “God made the earth
in six days and then rested. Later He
made man and rested again; then He
made woman, and since that time neith
God nor man has had a rest.” Then the
lady members abruptly left the sanctuary.
The funeral of Mrs. Joseph Spotts oc
curred from her late home in Willow
Grove addition, Sunday afternoon at two
o’clock, Rev. A. W. Coffman conducting
the services which were held at the resi
dence. The remains were followed to
the grave by a large number of sorrowing
relatives aiid sympathizing friends.
The closeness of the vote on the office
of mayor, and the fact that a number of
so-called irregular votes appeared in the
different polling precincts, make a re
count desirable, and we hope that such
action may be taken. A few votes will
change the result of the election so far
as the office of mayor is concerned.
Steve Bailey lost about $200 worth of
hay iu a prairie fire which burned over a
small patch of the valley, immediately
southwest of the city on Tuesday after
noon. Vance McManigal’s house and
outbuildings had a close call from de
struction. The tenant on the Cliff place
was burning weeds and the fire got away
from him. It burned southeast as far
as the river.
There was at least one indignant livery
man in the city, Monday morning, as he
looked over his jaded and ill-used string
of horses, which had just passed through
an unusually tough Sunday campaign,
in which fast and wreckless driving was
a noticeable feature. There is an ordi
nance prohibiting fast driving in the city,
and in the behalf of the humane treat
ment of horses, and on the score of pub
lic safety, such ordinance might well be
more strictly enforced.
The maximum rate bill passed the
senate yesterday aud now goes to the
governor who will undoubtedly approve
it. It will be the close of a long contest
and will be a relief. It cannot be said
with any certainty what its effect on the
state will be: that remains to be tried.
It is to be hoped that it will prove all the
panacea that is claimed for it. If it will
aid more people of all classes than it will
injure then it has come to stay. If it
does not then it can be repealed. It is
now open for trial.
One of Mrs. E. May Star buck's little
girls is ill with scarlet fever.
It was just six degrees below zero
when the count was completed, Tuesday.
Mr. Hensel represented the Lincoln
Newspaper Union in this city, Monday.
It is stated that the slush fund will be
paid into the school treasury, during the
Chief of Police Dwyer understands
that a new lock will be placed on the
city bastile, now.
Water carriers are familiar sights on
the hill these days. Those few wells
come in handy, too.
The Tribune regrets exceedingly to
learn that Joseph Spotts’ little daughter
and niece are both quite ill.
The Dorcas society of the Congrega
tional church are preparing to give a May
festival on Monday, May ist.
Lost:—A lady’s silver watch on Main
avenue. Finder will be suitably reward
ed by returning the same to this office.
Mrs. R. A. Folsom of Lincoln was in
the city, Tuesday, receiving contribu
tions for the Tabitha orphan’s home of
that city. _
Those who feel sad over Mr. Chenery’s
condition are many. All wish earnestly
for his restoration to mental health and
The mayor promises a strict enforce
ment of the water ordinance, and every
thirsty soul on the hill joins in a loud
and soulful amen.
June 25th is St. John’s day and there
is some talk of all the Mason’s of Red
Willow county celebrating the event at
Red Willow school house. A basket
picnic, addresses and the like are in the
The A.O.U.W. ball in the opera house,
Monday evening, attracted a large and
gay company of dancers, from which a
neat sum of money was realized. In fact
the Workmen have a faculty of making
everything they attempt moves briskly.
An exchange hits the spike about
right when it says that a day laborer
who spends $100 during the year with
his home merchant, is worth more to the
business of the town than the millonaire
whose expended wealth drops into the
till of some foreign merchant.
This is one of the most destructive
seasons for prairie fires in years. There
has been loss of life in two or three in
stances, and considerable destruction
of property in many cases. Carelessness
seems to be at the bottom of most of the
fires, yet every night they dot and
brighten the horizon in every direction.
The vote in the second voting precinct
of the first ward should receive the close
est scsntiny. A recount or contest can
perhaps only disclose the condition those
irregular votes are in. It is suggestive
that the only precinct in the city whe're
irregular votes appear is the only pre
cinct in which he received a plurality.
Editors as a rule, are long suffering
and liberal. They likewise possess a
proper appreciation of the “eternal fit
neas of things.” An exchange tells of a
subscriber who died and left fourteen
years’ subscription unpaid. The editor
appeared as the lid of the coffin was
about to be screwed down and put in a
linen duster, a thermometer, a palm leaf
fan and a receipt for making ice.
Word was received here, Tuesday,
that Judge Cochran’s commission as
consul to San Salvador had been re
voked. As the judge was on his way to
Washington when the telegram arrived
here, he was not apprised of the fact
until he reached the nation’s capital.
Under all the circumstances the judge’s
many friends here profoundly regret his
recall, but will warmly welcome him
back among us, if that shall be his de
The K. of P. ball held in the opera
house, last evening, was one of the events
of tjie season. There was a large attend
ance and all enjoyed a delightful time.
The music was rendered by the Pythian
band, which has no equal in western Ne
braska. The parade by the band and
Knights in full uniform, just after supper,
was an attractive sight, being witnessed
by many. The ball was held for the
benefit of their peerless band, and was a
success financially as well as in a social
The people of McCook should not lose
sight of the necessity of providing sewers,
in the more thickly settled business por
tion of the city at least. Some effort
might well be made along this line this
season if possible. Public health will in
the near future emphasize this demand,
and it were perhaps good sense to antici
pate any ill effects from the numerous
cesspools in the city by providing proper
sewerage. Let the matter receive merited
thought and agitation on the part of our
An Indiana editor, commenting on the
general misfit of things terrestial, vents
feelings in the following language.
“Heaven bom orators are carrying the
hod; athletes are preaching the gospel
and brilliant writers are shoeing horses.
There are lawyers who ought to be cow
punchers, and cow punchers who ought
to practice law; surgeons who ought to
saw bones. There are men in the peni
tentiary who ought to be holding posi
tions of trust, and men bolding positions
of trust who ought to be in the peniten
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
W. A. Minniear of Danbury was a city
Fred Carrutli and bride arrived in the
city, last night.
C. H. Oman of Danbury was a city
guest on Wednesday.
R. D. Tate of Palisade was the guest
of his sister, fore part of the week.
F. H. Spearman made a business trip
to Omaha, Tuesday evening on 6.
S. W. Huddleston went down to Kan
sas City, Monday, on a business trip.
Samuel Wilde and wife ot McCook are
stopping at the Capital.—Lincoln Call.
M. H. Bacon and family left, on Tues
day for their new home in Kenosha, Wis.
Amos Baughman of Bumtwood, Dundy
countyh, as been visiting McCook friends.
C. F. Babcock was in Holbrook, Mon
day, on business connected with a land
Geo. W. Bede has located in Arapahoe
and will write farm insurance during the
George J. Burgess attended Easter
services with the family at Arapahoe,
City Clerk Warren made a flying busi
ness visit to Culbertson, Wednesday
Joseph Osborn of Edison is in the city
ou a month’s visit with his son Milton,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ellis and Miss Flor
ence Yarnell were passengers on 6, Sun
day, for Iowa.
Judge Welty has canceled the jury part
of the April term of district court in and
for Hayes county.
Miss May Prime of Oxford returned
home, Sunday evening, after a short visit
to relatives in the city.
Miss Rache Berry has been enjoying a
portion of the week’s vacation in Denver,
going up on Sunday.
M. J. Abbott of the Hayes Centre Re
publican was a pilgrim to this commer
cial mecca, last evening.
G. L. Turner has shipped his house
hold goods back to Arapahoe, where he
is running a “Racket” store.
Glenn Carrutli went up to Madison,
Nebraska, Wednesday, to witness the
marriage of his brother Fred.
Mr. and Mrs. William Weygint moved
up to the farm in Frontier county, first
of the week, for the summer.
J. H. Bayston, our popular and efficient
county superintendent, was in the city,
Tuesday, on school business.
Miss Nellie Searl of Herndon, Iowa,
is visiting S. D. McClain and family on
the farm northwest of the city.
Sheriff Banks spent the early portion
of the week in the city, on business, and
incidentally to take in the election.
C. H. Sutton arrived from Wing, 111.,
first of the week, and has been greeting
oldtime friends in this place and vicinity.
Mrs. J. P. Lindsay and children left,
yesterday morning, for Iowa, on a long
visit to relatives in Des Moines, and in
other Iowa points.
Miss Bertha Boyle was a passenger on
6, Monday afternoon, for Chicago, where
she will take a term of instruction at the
Central Music school.
Mesdames Z. L. Kay and Julian Hu
laniski indulged in a pilgrimage to Hast
ings, Monday evening, returning home
the following evening.
Misses Amy Strasser and Hallie Bom
gardner have been putting in vacation
week very pleasantly with relatives and
friends in Hastings and Holdrege.
Mrs. J. M. Boyle, who has been the
guest of Peter Boyle and family for past
few months, for her health, departed on
6, Monday, for her home in Chicago.
Miss Ellington Wilson commenced a
spring term of public school in the Pick
ens school house over in Valley Grange
precinct, Monday morning of this week.
Hon. J. E. Cochran, consul to San Sal
vador, Salvador departed on Monday
evening lor his post of duty, via New
York City. The family will join relatives
at Lincoln in a few days.
Mrs. C. H. Boyle departed, Monday
afternoon, for the World’s Fair city, to
spend the summer with her mother and
to see the sights of the fair. Mr. Boyle
will follow in a few days.
Henry Naden was over from Danbury,
Wednesday. He reports one, death and
great destruction of property and loss of
stock on account of recent prairie fires
in that section of the county.
Pastor Stevenson went down to Hast
ings, Saturday evening on 6, to partici
pate in the closing session, Sunday, of
the sixth annual convention of Nebraska
Y. P. S. C. E., which opened in that city
on Friday morning.
Dr. B. B. Davis was called down to
Orleans, Saturday night, to perform the
operation of tracheotomy on Banker G.
W. Barton’s son. The same was success
fully done, and the boy is getting along
nicely up to this writing. This is the
second operation of that kind that the
doctor has performed with success in Or
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report
for sale in all parts of
the city by C. J. Ryan.
The Various Churches of the City
Were Filled to Overflowing,
There has never been a brighter or
more glorious Easter day in McCook
than last Sunday. Not only was every
body out to enjoy the balmy air and sun
shine walking or driving during the day,
but the Churches and Sunday schools
were unusually crowded at the various
All the churches had special Easter
services. Floral decorations were never
so profuse, making the interior of the
sacred edifices as bright as the day out
side. Easter lilies occupied the places of
prominence, but almost every variety of
flower was displayed in the magnificent
decorations. The music was an import
ant feature of the day’s services. The
services at the
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Were attended by the members of the
St.John Commandery, Knights Templar,
in regalia in a body at the morning hour.
Rev. A. W. Coffman preached an appro
priate sermon to the occasion. The ut
most seating capacity of the church was
overtaxed and many were unable to gain
admission. The floral decorations were
elaborate and charming. The special
efforts of the choir were highly appre
ciated. The children’s services in the
evening were also very interesting.
Rev. D. L. McBride of the Baptist con
gregation held services in the
Both morning and evening, preaching
eloquent and appropriate discourses to
large congregations on both occasions.
Flowers in profusion added to the attract
iveness of the church’s interior. The
choir provided a number of choice an
thems appropriate to the solemn yet
The services at
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH
Attracted an overflowing congregation.
They were conducted by Father Hickey
according to the impressive ceremony of
the Catholic church. The superb choir
was assisted by Reizenstein’s full orches
tra of teu pieces. Farmer’s celebrated
mass was rendered in magnificent form,
being a grand feature of the services.
Flowers in tasteful array adorned the al
tar—many of them the gracious gift of
Chicago and California friends—Easter
lilies, palms, etc., producing a strikingly
At Red Willow school house the day
was observed by services by the children
in the evening under the direction of E.
J. Hall. We are advised that the child
ren acquitted themselves handsomely
and that the people of that section never
witnessed a more pleasing or impressive
celebration. I'loral and other decora
tions added a touch of beauty to the
scene and event.
District Court Filings.
Jesse W. Kelsey vs. Jennie E. Pound,
equity, March 30.Samuel Bryan vs.
Chas. W. Hodgkin, false imprisonment,
March 30.Gottfried Schaffert vs.
Katherina Schaffert, divorce, March 30.
.Helen T. Campbell vs. Theobold
Steneler, equity, March 30.John
Schmidt vs. John Paxton, equity, March
30.J. G. Adams, administrator, vs.
Stillwell Conner, equity, March 30.
J. G. Adams, administrator, vs. Charles
H. Nichols, equity, March 30.Na
than L. Case vs. James Neelings, equity,
March 30.Kate A. L. Chapin vs.
Henry Voges, equity, March 30.J.
Coolidge Hills vs. William W. Binkley,
equity, March 30.J. Abbott Thom
son vs. Sarah J. Smith, equity, March 30
.B. Lombard, Jr., et al. vs. Moses
M. Young, equity, March 30.Wm.
Karp vs. Edward Fitzgerald, damages,
April I.James N. Brown vs. L. M.
Cross, equity, April 3.James N.
Brown vs. Hiram H. Jones, equity, April
6.James N. Brown vs. L. E. Fisher,
equity, Aril 6.
On Wednesday morning at nine o’clock
in the city of Madison, this state, Mr.
Fred W. Carruth of our city and Miss
Emma E. Smith of that place were united
in holy wedlock. In due time they will
make McCook their home. The Tri
bune offers its congratulations.
Sir Knights of the Maccabees will
please meet at my office this (Friday)
evening at 8 o’clock. H. H. Berry,
The next meeting of the W. R. C. oc
curs on Tuesday evening, April nth.
Nellie Johnson, Sec.
M. C. Wayson has disposed of his res
taurant business on west Dennison street
If you want lire or
tornado insurance in
call on C. J. Ryan.
A CLOSE CONTEST.
Tuesday’s municipal contest was the
closest ever witnessed in McCook, and
the battle was the most hotly fought.
The issue was drawn on the office of
mayor. It was withal a very quiet and
orderly election. The result is less of a
surprise than a disappointment. It is
given below in cold type:
1st pr. 2d pr. 3d pr.
For Mayor: 1st wd. 1st wd. 2d wd.
C. T. Brewer, 80 100 145
Felix Kennedy. 99 60 160
U. J. Warren. 170 133 235
E. L. Laycock. 166 132 243
For Police Judge:
H. H. Berry, 92 100 164
A. A. Hackman. 82 43 104
For City Engineer:
C. H. Meeker. 166 129 221
For Councilman, first ward:
J. H. Bennett, 65 84
J. H. Yarger. 108 62
For Councilman, second ward:
Joseph Menard, 108
Jacob Steinmetz. 171
For Board of Education:
A. Campbell, 148 37 49
H. w. Cole, 83 12 27
J. P. Lindsay. 116 38 56
Philadelphia is going to lend Liberty
bell to Chicago for her World’s fair. The
sacred relic will leave home April 28 and
will be transported in a special car es
corted by four policemen, who will n?ver
lose sight of their charge till it is safe in
Philadelphia again. On the journej'
stops will be made in all the large cities
to let patriots see the bell which pro
claimed the independence of the United
States of America.
Some one has told the tale of the dem
ocratic office seeking scramble at Wash
ington in the following language:
“They fit and fit,
And gouged and bit
And tumbled in the mud,
Till all the ground
For miles around
Was kivered with blood.”
There is a vociferous howl going up for
more water on the part of those living on
the hill. Will the mayor kindly enforce
his ordinance, so that the selfish, lawless
few will not take all the water?
A bill which has passed the Ohio
House and which is certain to become a
law, imposes a tax of $100 per annum
upon retail dealers in cigarettes, and $500
upon wholesale dealers.
The four articjes of impeachment vs.
the state officers have been adopted by
the legislature. No Guilty man should
The Independent Enterprise has or
dered a new press and will the next issue
appear as a 6 column quarto.
C. Armstrong of Culbertson is in tin
city today on business.
Pony For Sale,
A good, gentle family pony for sale
cheap. Inquire at this office for particu
C. 0. I). STORE. '
What are you drinking?
What are you paying?
Do you know that 39c at the
C. O. D. buys the very finest old
Mocha and Java coffee that money
can supply ? Buy at our risk of
pleasing. Our next grade is what
is usually sold for Mocha and
Java. It is not. It is a Peaberry
Santos and Guatemala coffee; a
very fine drinker; we sell it for
what it really is, 35c per pound or
three pounds for one dollar.
Don't forget that English
Breakfast tea at 00c.
C. O. D. Store.
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