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District drill, I. O. O. F., June gth.
Ride a Columbia. A. J. Bekchkr, Agt.
Sunday night’s rain went right to the
spot, and farmers generally feel much
Assessor Fage Francis is around now
listing the diamonds, plate etc., of this
This week, Joseph Menard improved
the front of his store by putting in larger
glass, painting etc.
On the first day of May Miss N. Shaffer
•will open a kindergarten school at 302
Marshal Street. Tuition reasonable.
If swell-heads were as fatal as the
cholera there are a few of our esteemed
citizens whom salt-petre could not save.
There are some men who can’t take
home a beefsteak without believing they
are taking their wives and families a
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.
If all McCook people practiced sup
porting home institutions and industries
the business of our merchants would be
increased a nice per cent indeed.
Noble’s jack rabbits—Jack and Jill—
dropped down the hill at a “Three-Nine
Gait,” Saturday morning, spilling out
the youthful delivery lad and a compan
ion, and slightly disfiguring the wagon.
Joseph Reizenstein has this week put
at the head of the stairway leading to his
place of business a decidedly unique sign
in the form of a “base ballist.” It’s an
improvement on the conventional Indian.
The Columbia Bicycles made by the
Pope Mfg. Co. of Boston are the best on
earth, and the best is always the cheapest
in bicycles. Call or drop a postal for
catalogue. A. J. Beecher, Agent.
A prairie fire started, last Saturday
morning, on J. A. Bailey’s place and
burned over a thousand acres of ground
between there and McCook. By dint of
hard fighting it was kept from destroy
ing much property, although lots of pas
ture land and some straw and hay was
The Social committee of the Christian
Endeavor society is arranging for an Ice
Cream and Strawberry social on June
14th. Particulars will be given later.
The funds rr' .ed will be used to pay the
indebtedness of the society incurred dur
ing the recent convention. Any aid that
may be given the committee will be
i. ■ i
J. F. Ganschow may now be
found in his Elegant New
Quarters in the Union Block,
where he is exhibiting one of
the finest and largest stocks of
LADIES’ and CHILDRENS’
SLIPPERS to be seen in
Southwestern Nebraska. Re
member the “Old Reliable”
when you need anything in
the shoe line. His goods and
prices are always right. Be
sure to remember that he has
removed to the Union Block
and is now located in the old
Lytle store room.
At the Harris Hardware you can get a
Sewing Machine a good one from $20 to
$45 with the company’s guarantee for
Mrs. Anna Colfer has had the middle
tenement in the rear of the Commercial
hotel moved up Marshall street onto the
north side of her own residence lot.
We observe by our exchanges that
Uncle John Powers is around reorganiz
ing the Alliance and getting ready to
keep the boys in the middle of the road,
A district drill of I. O. O. F. will be
given in McCook on the afternoon and
evening of Friday, June 9th. The Grand
Master A. H. Wier will be present. All
members of the order are cordially invi
ted to attend.
The many friends of Mrs. Henrietta
Fowler and Mr. James Gray, in Mc
Cook, will learn with deep regret that
they are both lossers on account of the
recent bank failures in Chicago, and to
quite a considerable sum.
It is reported that Engineer Conner
and Fireman Beal with 239 and Engineer
Haley and Fireman Henderson with 241
will leave today for Alliance, to be ab
sent two or three weeks during the
heavy stock shipping season.
Last Saturday S. P. Hart traded a
quarter section of land up in Brown
county for A. H. Burdick’s stock of furn
iture. Mr. Hart does not expect to re
main in tlie business, but will close out
the stock either in bulk or on commis
We regret to learn that A. H. Bur
dick’s furniture store at Hastings was
seized by the sheriff on Monday of this
week. Mr. Burdick has been down at
Hastings all week looking after his
interests there. Mrs. Burdick expects to
return there in a few days.
The decision of the state superintend
ent of public instruction to the effect that
the selection of teachers shall be made
after the newly elected members of the
school boards have taken their seats, is
one which will overturn long established
customs in Nebraska; but that it is based
upon good grounds of public policy will
scarcely be denied.
Last Saturday Nick Plousard was the
victim of an accident which cost him the
thumb of his left hand and the use of the
second finger of the same hand for some
time to come. While repairing the pip
ing of his well, a heavy section of pipe
fell on his left hand, crushing it badly.
Dr. Gage amputated the thumb and re
duced the fractured finger, and Nick is
getting along nicely.
Grand Master Workman J. G. Tate and
Grand Recorder L. A. Payne of the A.O.
U. W. will move their offices to this city
about June I, according to the instruc
tions of the grand lodge. They will oc
cupy rooms Nos. three, four and five in
the Brace block. Both will move their
families here. Mr. Tate contemplates
purchasing property and making Lin
coln his future home.—Lincoln Journal.
The Twenty-Sixth Annual Session of
the Nebraska State Sunday School Asso
ciation will be held in the Baptist church
in Fairbury, June 6, 7 and 8. A good
program is provided. One and one-third
railroad rate is obtained on the certificate
plan, and free entertainment for all ac
credited delegates. A large and enthus
iastic gathering of Sunday School work
ers is expected. E. A. Russell, Chair
man of the Board.
A library is an invaluable thing in any
household. It is a stimulus to education
as well as an educator. It is a source
and evidence of refinement. Those who
cannot afford to have a full set of books
on all general subjects, including history,
biography and the sciences, cannot do
better than buy the Encyclopedia Britan
nica. It has no superior, not even equal
of its kind. The manifold topics there
treated cover the general range of knowl
edge. Yours truly,
John L. Webster.
On memorial day the grave of every
union soldier buried on southern soil
will be decorated with flowers. This will
be the first time such an attempt has
been made. The flowers will be pur
chased from a fund that has been raised
among the G. A. R. posts of the north.
It is intended that not a grave shall be
overlooked. Commander-in Chief Weis
sert will leave for the south Wednesday
to look after the details of this new move
and will visit a number of the southern
cemeteries where union soldies are bur
ied. He will be in the south on mem
orial day and expects to deliver an ad
dress at some point in South Carolina.
The park trees are receiving needed
June 2d will be commencement day for
our public schools.
Many confidently expect a good corn
crop, this season.
McCook has at last won in the Red
Willow county seat fight.—Holdrege
John F. Helm of Red Willow shipped
three cars of fat cattle to Omaha, first of
The Methodist board has decided to
bury tlieir seminary in Orleans. Re
quiescat in pace.
The complete proceedings of the May
term of district court will be found on
the inside pages of this issue.
’Though a religious animal man seems
to be strangely and strongly inclined to
kick over the traces at times.
Dr. B. B. Davis was called over to
Wheeler, Kanas, Tuesday, to perform a
surgical operation on a boy of that place.
A daughter was born, Sunday night,
to Mr. and Mrs. George Zimmerman,who
live about eight miles south of the city.
Rev. D. L. McBride will deliver the
memorial address at Stockville next
Tuesday. It will be worth going miles
to hear. _
Freight trains 73 and 78, Engineers
Snyder and Heber, came together at
Otis, first of the week, damaging both
The B. & M. ticket office was entered
by sneak thieves, early Sunday morning,
by forcing the door, and a few dollars
in change were secured.
Miss Florence Thompson will enter
the employ of Messrs. L. W. McConnell
& Go., first of the coming month, as
book-keeper and cashier.
The present financial unrest is less a
question of lack of money than it is an
absence of confidence, both on the part
of the bankers and the people.
Wanted:—Pupils to take a course in
short hand. Evening class begins May
first from 7 to 9 o'clock P. M. Three
doors east of Commercial hotel.
The White Line bus team indulged in
a brief runaway, Wednesday night, being
frightened by the cars. A traveling man
was slightly hurt before the horses could
We understand that some person lost
$1,300 in a local gambling establishment,
quite recently. The gambling habit is
one of the greatest curses felt by this
community. The Keeley can’t reach it.
C. T. Brewer and G. E. Johnston
shipped a fine lot of. fat cattle to the
Omaha market Sunday. Jim Hatffeld,
Ed. Wilcox, Cooney Warren, and Frank
Troxel, besides the principals, accom
panied the shipment.
The John F. Collins timber claim, just
northwest of the city, has been purchased
by C. H. Boyle. Consideration $2,500.
Charley has a happy faculty of taking
in choice real estate in this vicinity.
This purchase is a ten-stroke.
A splendid rain commenced falling in
this section, about two o'clock Monday
morning, and continued throughout the
entire morning. It was a timely and
valuable rainfall, and has greatly encour
aged the husbandmen of Red Willow
county, over which the rain fell gener
There is a deal of red hot indignation
felt towards Commissioners Young and
Graham on account of the failure of the
Carson road to go through. Some of the
interested parties feel that they are be
ing most unjustly treated in the matter,
and that the road as prayed for should
By helping us gather news items you
help yourself and enlighten your friends
at a distance who are subscribers to The
Tribune. Do not hide from us the
knowledge of a newsy item and then
wonder if the paper will have it the next
week. Send the facts in, and we will
put it in as presentable as we can, there
by “carrying the news to Sarah.”
The appearance and especially the con
tents of the Nebraska building at the
world’s fair is a source of disappointment
to many Nebraskans that have seen them
and noted with shame the marked and
painful contrast between the Nebraska
exhibit and building and those of less
wealthy and less favored states. Some
one has evidently blundered grossly, if
reports received at this office are fair and
Unpaid personal taxes for 1892 became
delinquent after February 1, 1893. Un
paid real estate taxes for 1892 became
delinquent after May 1, 1893, and land
upon which 1892 taxes are not paid will
be offered for sale for the taxes on the
first Monday in November. Interest ac
crues on all delinquent taxes at the rate
of ten per cent per annum. Land sold
for taxes can be redeemed by the owner
at any time within a period of two years
after date of sale.
Program of Graduating Exercises.
Following is the program of graduat
ing exercises of the class of ’93, McCook
public schools, to be given in Menard’s
opera house, Friday evening, June 2d :
Carlyle on Work.
Lead Kindly Light.
Invocation.Rev. D. L. McBride
Step by Step.
Triumph of the Weak.
Summer Days Are Coming.
Three Great Composers.
.and Montie Stafford
Well Known Women.
Awarding of Diplomas.
.Hon. J. P. Lindsay.
Duet.. ..Hattie Yarger and Lillian Troth
Remarks by Superintendent.
Benediction.Rev. W. C. Stevenson
Doors will be open at 7:30. Doors will
be closed at 8:30. Persons bringing flow
ers are requested to leave them with the
Decoration Day Program.
Memorial services will be held at the
Lutheran church on Sunday, May 28th,
at 11 a. M. The services will be con
ducted by Rev. D. L. McBride.
Members of the W. R. C. and G. A. R.,
together with all old soldiers and sailors
are requested to meet at Meeker’s hall
at 10:30 Sunday morning and march to
DECORATION, TUESDAY, MAY 30.
10:30 O'CLOCK P. M.
G. A. R. services at the cemetery and
decoration of graves by J. K. Barnes post.
2 O’CLOCK p. M.
Assembly at Menard’s hall.
2:30 O’CLOCK p. M.
Call to order by commander.
1. Music.by the Choir.
2. Reading of orders.by Adjutant.
3. Music.by the Choir.
4. Prayer.by Rev. W. C. Stevenson.
5. Music.by the Choir.
6. Oration.by Hon. A. F. Moore.
7. Music.by the Choir.
8. Benediction, by Rev. A. \V. Coffman.
A cordial invitation is extended to the
public to attend all these services.
By Order of Committee.
District Court Filings.
Lucian H. Chidsey vs. Edgar R. Byars,
equity, May 20th... .Effa J. Hobson vs.
Joseph A. Garner, attachment, May 20th.
. . . J. A. Kelley vs. Joseph A. Garner,
attachment, May 20th. .. .Sarah Thomas
vs. Bank of Bartley, equity, May 24th.
.. . .R. L. Bullard vs. Charles Nothnagle,
equity, May 24th.... Harry S. Bartholo
mew vs. George \V. Bede, equity, May
24th.... Hannah C. Partridge vs. Thos.
Mize, equity, May 24th .... Hartford The
ological Seminary vs. Stephen Gouclier,
equity, May 24th.... Hartford Theolog
ical Seminary vs. John Farley, equity,
May 24th. . . .James Eaton vs. James R.
Botts, equity, May 25th.
It seems not to be generally understood
that land acquired under the timber cult
ure act is exempt from execution the
same as a homestead, yet such is the
case. The timber culture law contains
the following provisions: “Thatnoland
acquired under the provisions of the act
shall in any event become liable to the
satisfaction of any debt or debts contract
ed prior to the issuing of the final certifi
The county commissioners will begin
the consideration of the assessment rolls
at their next meeting June 13. That is
the time for those who feel that they
have been assessed too high, to appear
and make the same known, or forever
after hold their peace.—Independent.
Eastern railway systems, notably the
Pennsylvania and Lake Sliore.lines, will
send every one of their employes for a
two week’s vacation at the world’s fair.
The example might be followed with
profit by western lines.
It is rumored that we have a bigamist
in our midst whose third wife resides at
McCook, and who is said to be hot on
the trail of the fickle-hearted gentleman.
We await further developements.—Arap
McCook was the victor in the county
seat squabble between her and Indianola.
This new feather in her cap will place
her in the foremost ranks of the leading
towns of the state.—Imperial Enterprise.
Mr. Cox of McCook, has charge of the
Barnett Lumber Yard, this week, until
the arrival of Mr. Tanner of Falls City,
who will act as agent here in the future.
County Judge Beck and son are in the
city today on a little business.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
E. J. Hall is preparing to visit liis fam
ily back in Baltimore.
Sheriff E.R.Banks was officially in our
midst on Wednesday.
A. M. Drew was in Omaha, early part
of the week, on business.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Russell were up
from Indianola, Saturday.
J. S. LeHew was a passenger on 6,
Tuesday evening, for Omaha.
Clerk Roper and Deputy Barnes were
Sunday guests of the metropolis.
C. W. Knights arrived home, Wednes
day on 6, from his trip to Denver.
J. E. Kelley went down the road, Tues
day evening on 6, on some business.
Lawyer Starr was up from Indianola, ;
Wednesday, on business of the law.
R. H. Williams of Wauneta was one of
our Frenchman valley guests, Monday.
County Supt. Bayston made a business
pilgrimage to the metropolis, Wednes
J. W. Hupp is'over from Lebanon to
day seeing how the work on his houses
P. A. Wells was a passenger, Wednes
day evening on 6, for Sutton and Lusli
ton, on business.
J. P. Squire was up from Beatrice, Sat
urday, on a trip connected with his real
estate interests hereabouts.
H. C. Jacobs was down from Highland,
Hayes county, first of the week, renew
ing oldtime acquaintanceships.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hatfield and Mr.
James Hatfield departed, this morning,
for their future home in Decatur, Illinois.
Mrs. Joseph Snyder, who has been vis
iting her two daughters in Denver for
past two weeks, arrived home first of
J. A. Rice was down from Wauneta,
Monday, on some business matters. The
Tribune will post him on McCook news
in the future.
Mrs. Alice Wadhams, who has been the
guest of her cousin, Mrs. A. Snyder, de
parted on last Friday for Pittsfield, Mass.
Mrs. Wadhams has been visiting in Cali
Mrs. Will L. Yetter, who has been
the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Burnett, departed for her home in
Hastings, Sunday afternoon, with her
Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Stevenson left on
6, Monday afternoon, for Ohio, whither
they were summoned by the death of her
aged father. Mrs. Stevenson has the
sympathy of all in this sorrow which has
come into her life.
Colonel Suavely of Denver spent a day
or two fore part of tho week in the city,
looking after some business matters of
a personal nature. The Colonel is rapid
ly recovering from his recent exciting
experience with a foot-pad in Denver.
Prof. W. S. Webster, formerly super
intendent of McCook public schools ar
rived in the city last Thursday evening,
to make final proof on his timber claim
near Banksville, and left for Pueblo, Col
orado, again on Saturday night. The
professor is now interested in a school
near Salt Lake City, Utah, which he ex
pects to enter next year as one of the
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Colvin were pas
sengers on 6, Saturday evening. They
will make quite a protracted visit in
eastern Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois, in
cluding the fair. Mr. Colvin goes loaded
for some tall work along the line of in
ducing settlers and land-buyers to Red
Willow county. Mrs. Weaver his effi
cient clerk, will attend to his office work
as usual during his absence.
Mrs.W. H. Clapp passed into the spirit
land at an earl}' hour, Saturday morning,
a victim of the race’s most deadly enemy,
consumption. The funeral services were
conducted by Father Hickey in St. Pat
rick’s church, Sunday afternoon at two
o’clock, the remains being afterwards
laid to rest in the parish cemetery. Mr.
Clapp is employed as clerk in J. W. Mc
Kenna’s grocery store. He has the pro
foundest sympathy of all in this hour of
bereavement and sadness.
If Attorney General Onley would only
swing his ax against the trusts as vigor
ously as some of the other department
headsmen swing theirs against the office
holders he would win more effectually
the grateful admiration of the people.
A little girl came, Tuesday, to make
its abiding place with Mr. and Mrs.
C. F. Babcock had business in the
I county-seat, yesterday.
The Tribune with this issue enters
ipon the twelfth year of its existence.
Por eleven years this paper has been a
nodest hut persistent factor in upbuild
ng Red Willow county and the city of
VIcCook, and for ten of these years of
uarvelous growth and advancement the
iaper has been under the present man
igement. It has higher ambition for the
"uture than an earnest striving for the
growth and prosperity of one of the best
:ounties in the peerless Republican valley
rnd of the pearl of Nebraska’s cities.
Dad Laverty was up from McCook on
Wednesday renewing old friendship....
ack Ready of McCook was circulating
imong friends in Haigler, last Monday.
Joe Snyder has added another 80 acres
.0 his fine farm north of the city. We
efer to his recent purchase of what is
mown as the Widow Eaton tract adjoin
ng Jake Ball’s farm. Joe never lets a
food real estate deal pass.
Vernon Selby came up from McCook,
ast Saturday ip his household
foods and on 'lu removed to Mc
Cook, where he intends to make his fut
lre home. .. .Mrs. Lena Buckley, while
;n route from Boulder, Colorado, to her
ionic in McCook, stopped off at this sta
ion, last Saturday, and paid her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Keiber, a short visit.
Tlie interior department has decided
)ii September 15 as the date for the openi
ng of the Cherokee strip, but this may
re changed by circumstances not now
foreseen. A number of knotty problems
s still confronting the department, chief
imong which is some of the provisions
3f the act of the present congress relat
ng to this territory.
The Interior department at Washington
las finally consented to allow the Tur
ing ton system to cross the Crow Indian
•eservation. This will enable the com
pany to build a junction with the North
ern Pacific at Billings, Mont.
The whisky trust has dropped on the
price of high wines one cent per gallon,
fliis slight benefit will accrue to the re
ader alone, and the poor wage worker
will find his periodical drunk as expen
sive as it ever was.
Miss Edna Meserse went down to Cam
3ridge, this afternoon, to attend com
mencement exercises of public schools
3f that burg, this evening.
Cards are out announcing the approach
ing nuptials of Mr. U. J. Warren and
Miss Lillian Rowell, Tuesday, June 6tli,
at nine o’clock in the evening.
W. M. Anderson will shortly occupy
the Morlan brick with a stock of grocer
ies. He is now east purchasing the
Free Quigley of Indianola, this week,
purchased lot 9, block 9, second addition
to the city, through C. E. Babcock.
J.R.McDonald ot the extra gang broke
the thumb of his left hand, accidentally,
The Commercial hotel dining rooms
have been tastily papered and painted,
W. J. Stoner is in the city representing
the cyclopedia department of the World
C. M. Noble and F. S. Wilcox have in
dulged in new awnings, this week.
Tin horns are becoming quite numer
ous in the city again.
Notice to Debtors.
I have sold my interest in the Marsh
& Clark livery barn to Ben Bowen. All
accounts made before May istare payable
to me. I desire their prompt settlement,
that unnecessary expense may be saved
all owing me. D. C. Marsh.
Money to Loan
On farm or city property at 4 per cent,
for five years or 2).i per cent, for ten
years. Principal payable in installments.
I. T. Benjamin.
Bring in your eggs. We want 12,000
dozen within next ten days. McCook
Produce Co. 6 doors west of McEntee
Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!
McCook Produce Co. pay cash for eggs.
Highest market price. 6 doors west of
Call at the Central Hotel at once.
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