The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, July 07, 1893, Image 5
--- The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum Used in Millions of Homes—40 Years the Stands v' ECHOES OF THE FOURTH. It was ideal weather for a Fourth, though pretty hot. Wauneta’s celebration attracted a num ber of people from our city. The celebrations at Danbury and Bart ley were largely attended and were con spicuously successful. McCook had no celebration of her own, but she furnished the crowds for a num ber of neighboring towns. Quite a delegation of bykers took in the Box Elder celebration, going from there to Indianola on their wheels and coming home on the cars. The celebration at Matt Droll’s place was declared off, many of the people of that neighborhood joining in the observ ance of the day at Spaulding's and Box Elder. There was a large crowd of McCook people at the Box Elder celebration, where an immense concourse of people assembled to observe the nation’s Colum bian Fourth of July. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS. This department of the McCook soci ety’s work will be written up each week by the chairman of the press committee. Regular meeting of this society, each Sunday evening at 7 o’clock at the Lu theran church. Strangers and others are always cordially welcomed. Miss Boucher will lead the meeting Sunday evening. The Junior C. E. under the able super intendency of Mrs. Corey is increasing in interest every week. They meet every Sunday afternoon at 6 o’clock. While these words are being read the great International Convention of Chris tian Endeavor societies at Montreal, Can., will be in session. The attendance is expected to put to shame even that magnificent demonstration of over 35,000 delegates at New York, last year. The Colorado delegation passed through here on No. 6 Monday, en route to the Convention. They will consoli date at Chicago with the Nebraska dele gation, leaving there on a special train. It is hardly necessary to state that not many of them will stop at Chicago. This society is arranging a special mu sical temperance program, which will be given in the Lutheran church, Sunday evening, July 16th, at eight o’clock. Ex tensive preparations are being made and we are assured it will eclipse anything of the kind ever held here. Extra seats will be provided to accommodate all. Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. Mc Connell & Co.’s. Miss Combes is clerking in J. Albert Wells’ establishment. The late rains are having a reassuring and stimulating effect on business. The city fathers were in session, Satur day night, over the waterworks question. Quite a number of landseekers have been looking over the country, the past week. Street Commissioner Spotts is perform ing the duties of his office with great care and efficiency in every particular. It is with pleasure we note that Miss Mary Fee, the music teacher, has already secured a fine class, which is steadily in creasing. An adjourned session of district court convened at Indianola, this morning con sequently there was quite an emigration of counsel and clients from here to the county-seat, this morning. Mt. Zion M. E. church, situated ten miles northwest of McCook, will be dedi cated by Presiding Elder C. A. Mastin on Sunday, July i6tb, at eleven oclock, A. M. An all day service and basket dinner will be held. All are cordially invited. “They find him where he moaning lies And in his bed they tuck him. He tried to celebrate the day, And never knew what struck him.” Charley Minniear’s coon has returned to the city. Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. Mc Connell & Co.’s. Lightning knocked the chimney off of John Shepherd’s dwelling in South Mc Cook, during Saturday afternoon’s smart rain._ Business this fall will not depend en tirely upon the present crop. There are thousands of bushels of corn and wheat in the crib. The necessity of sewerage is pressing itself upon the people of McCook more strongly every year, as a matter of health and cleanliness. It is reported that the boss siren of the “Maple Grove” has $997 involved in the failure of the Farmers and Merchants bank at Red Cloud. 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. Since the announcement last week the taker of the school census has discovered ten more persons in the district of school age, making the total number S67. The Times-Democrat appeared as an all-at-home publication, last week, per force of a temporary and unusual demand for advertising space. We hope the change will be permanent. E. C. Ballew’s many friends will warm ly congratulate him upon his appoint ment as one of Jim North’s deputy col lectors at a good salary. He is in charge of this, the third district. Rev. W.C. Stevenson started, Monday, for Montreal to attend the great Endeavor convention. Mrs. Stevenson accompan ied him as far as her home in Toledo, Ohio, where she will remain until his return. _ Mrs. Fox had the misfortune to recent ly lose the timber on her tree claim in 24-3-29 by fire, said to have originated from a passing locomotive. She had forty acres in trees, and not long since made proof on the claim, fortunately. Mrs. Hiram Cooley died on Saturday last and was buried in Longview ceme tery of our city on Sunday afternoon, Rev. W. O. Norval officiating. A hus band and an infant but a few days old survive her. Thursday, June 22, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arnett, Captain J. S. Holmes and Mrs. Anitistia Robinson were united in marriage by the Rev. Charles W. Shaw. They will spend some weeks in Ohio, at the home of the bride’s father, Col. John W. Shaw. Capt. Holmes is a New York veteran. He recently moved to this city from Red Willow county.—Lincoln Courier. It may be all right for the newspaper men of this section to “fill up” with lu rid accounts of McCook’s bombarding the heavens for rain; but in fact nothing of the kind occurred. The cannon ship ped here was returned without being once discharged, Monday of this week. In fact the people were beginning to feel uneasy lest they should be flooded out, as long as that cannon remained here, and it had to be sent away to preserve the peace. _ The county commissioners held the meeting required by law, Monday, July 3d, and adjourned till yesterday morning when they commenced their semi-annual settlement with the county officers, a tedious job that will take some time to dispose of. CURRIER’S EUROPEAN HOTEL, Chicago, (formerly the St. Charles), 15 and 17 South Clark street. Established 25 years. Strictly first-class. Central location. Hot and cold baths free. Good elevator. Rates $1.00 per day. No ad vance during the fair. Currier & Judd, Proprietors. The local base ball club expects to play the Vailton club on the home grounds tomorrow, and in the near future they will again cross bats with the Arapahoe aggregation, to whom they expect to in troduce some startling features of the national game. In fact the boys must have a little revenge for that score of 25 to 9 on the Fourth. The officers of McCook lodge 61, A. O. U. W., were installed, last Monday even ing. When business was reached under “Good of the Order” the retiring Master Workman Dennis Cullen was presented with an elegant emblem badge of the order properly inscribed. Mr. Cullen re sponded in a neat speech noting particu larly the lodge’s growth during his term. Several brothers spoke under the same head and a general good feeling prevailed. Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. Mc Connell & Co.’s. i I ESTABLISHED 1SS5. J. A. Wilcox, wife and daughter Mabel of McCook, Nebraska, have been guests here since Tuesday of Mrs. S. C. Wilcox and family. Previous to coming here they spent some time at the World’s fair, also stopping at Kankakee for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Pen newill. They expect to start on their return home next Monday, stopping at the World’s fair again. Mr. Wilcox in forms us that Fowler Wilcox and wife are now in Chicago, and will likely come down to Gilman this evening.—Gilman Star. A meeting of citizens was held in the city hall, Wednesday evening, for the purpose of taking action upon the ques tion of locating the county fair, the at tendance being rather small. However, Messrs. Babcock, Walsh and Brewer were constituted a committee to solicit funds and to prepare a proposition for presen tation to the board of directors of the county agricultural society at their meet ing to be held on Saturday, looking to the location of the fair, this fall, at Mc Cook. These gentlemen will doubtless see our people at once and ascertain just what inducements McCook will offer to have the fair held here, this fall. They are expected to report to-night. Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. Mc Connell & Co.’S. The races announced to take place at Indianola on the Fourth had to be de clared off on account of the condition of the track caused by the late heavy rains. It was quite a disappointment to many. Apropos of the Arapahoe-McCook game of July 4th, it may be stated with official emphasis that John Barleycorn is something of a base ballist himself. He never fails to get his man or club either for all that. Selah. A bucking, balky broncho caused a wagon load of young men a wkole lot of grief, early Tuesday morning, by its un seemly performances on Main street. Another horse was finally substituted for the obstreperous gray, and the boys pro ceded to Box Elder and enjoyed the Fourth freely and fully. The Tribune is deeply pained to learn that the Arapahoe base ballists wiped up the diamond with the boys from here, July 4th, to the tune of about three to one. It is stated that quite a number of McCook’s strongest players could not go, which perhaps in a meas ure accounts for our humiliating defeat. The amount of fireworks discharged throughout the city by numerous private parties would have made quite an impos ing display if the money thus spent had gone into a common fund and been ex pended in the purchase of “piece” and “design” fireworks. We suggest this course for next year’s celebration. It will be more attractive and satisfactory. Over at Danbury they had a rousing time. The committee had made com plete and liberal arrangements for a cele bration, and they had it. An immense crowd participated, and made the Co lumbian celebration one of the most gratifying ever held in the beautiful and fertile Beaver valley. The management and people of Danbury are subjects of congratulation s. There was a large attendance and a splendid time enjoyed at the celebration in I. W. Spaulding’s grove on the Wil low, at which place and at Box Elder, the people of that entire section met en masse and ei joyed themselves in the usual way with speeches, singing, basket picnics etc. The Tribune is pleased to hear that everything passed off in a most satisfactory manner at both of these cele brations on the Willow. A severe wind and some hail accom panied the rain of Saturday afternoon in the neighborhood of W. J. Relph and N. J. Johnson, southwest of the city. Only a narrow strip was effected, but crops were pretty badly damaged in some cases and many windmills were blown down. McClain & Nichols were putting a well down on the Relph place and their machine and apparatus was blown over and damaged considerably. (A few feet, more and the well would have been com pleted.) The wind is described as having been unusually strong. Miss Nettie Heis of South McCook left for Kansas recently ostensibly on a visit to relatives, but ^really to wed the man of her choice, not living in the sun flower state. It seems that Miss Nettie has been corresponding with the man who is now her husband for some time, but her mother objected to her marrying him on such acquaintance. So Miss Nettie had to resort to a little strategy with above result. There are not a few indications that Mayor Brewer’s city council is getting out of the mayor’s control, and that a majority of the gentlemen composing the councilmanic body are disposed to do about the right thing whether such action is approved by the mayor or not. Which is manly and commendable. For some reason or other quite a num ber of our citizens are not very enthusi astic about attempting to secure the location of the county fair here, this fall, especially. At the Harris Hardware you can get a Sewing Machine a good one from $20 to $45 with the company’s guarantee for five years. The Driftwood flume of the Meeker irrigation ditch was slightly damaged by the heavy mins, last week. Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. MC CONNELL & CO.’S. The action of the United society in asking permission to withdraw its ex hibit at the world’s fair, if the fair was to be opened on Sunday, is every where commended by loyal Endeavorers. The petition to Congress of the delegates at the New York convention, to close the gates on Sunday, was no child’s play, and, if I mistake not, the reason the di rectory will have when they come to count the cost will be “We didn’t no it was loaded.” President Clark, (or as he is called by his enthusiastic Endeavorers, “Father Clark,”) will arrive in this country, this week, from his tour around the world in the interest of Christian Endeavor. He has been away nearly a year, making speeches in China, Australia, India Turkey and other countries and has awakened deep and wide-spread interest in the movement. New societies have been formed and the old ones stimulated to renewed zeal; great good has been done. His annual address will be de livered before the convention at Montreal on Saturday afternoon. Coleman Precinct. Two fine showers last week. The way corn is growing is a caution. Mrs. Wm. Coleman with Maud and Roy spent the 4th near Haigler. Miss Dora Lawrence spent the 4th with Miss Gertie Coleman at the old home stead. There is preaching at the Coleman school house every two weeks. Next Sabbath is the day. Those two farmers that quit plowing their corn two weeks ago wish now they had kept right at it. At the ice cream festival in the western part of this town., Saturday night, one hundred and forty were present. Mr. J. H. Warfield of Grant, Iowa, was viewing these magnificent farm lands, Wednesday, and selected a quarter for a home. At the Coleman school house Sabbath school is held every Sabbath and has been all winter. It is evergreen and does not wither or dry up or die out. By reason of dry weather in the early part of the season the crop of mulberries is light, hence the daily rations of Uncle Billy is shortened to two quarts per day. Every Sabbath at three o’clock in the afternoon the neighbors, old and young, gather at some residence and spend two hours singing and thus the new comers become acquainted. Mr. J.W. Wrightsman of Waverly, 111., was looking over this town.,Wednesday, and he said it was the finest country he had ever seen, and thought it good enough for any one to live in. Uncle Billy was showing him the country. At the close of her school, two weeks since, Miss Edith Coleman treated the scholars and friends to an ice cream sup per. It was so highly appreciated that ninety-seven sat down to supper. Every body was welcome and enjoyed the occa sion richly. It is a cold day when the friends in Coleman precinct don’t turn out on such occasions and have a good time and thus become better acquainted with each other. Mr. Lee Taylor, since purchasing a fine half section here, last fall, has built a fine frame residence 24x26 feet in size and fourteen feet high, a small barn, sunk a well and had a wind mill erected, fenced eighty acres for pasture and broken up and planted to corn one hundred acres, and planted out quite a large orchard, and planted a crop on about forty acres of old land. Now Lee is a worker, but had it not been for that energetic little wife it is donbtful if he had accomplished more than half as much. Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. Mc Connell & Co.’s. PEOPLE YOU KNOW. A. J. Beecher retired from W. S. Mor lan’s employ on July ist. Dr. W. A. Minniear was over from Danbury, Monday, on business. County Treasurer W. T. Henton spent a few hours in the city, Friday evening last. Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Gibbs were passen gers on 6, last F'riday evening, for the east. County Clerk O. A. Williams was down from Benkelman, Tuesday evening, on business. C. H. Russell, and Mike Morris of the State Bank, were up from Indianola, Tuesday. Banker C. C. Vennum, wife and daugh ter of Stratton were guests of the city, Tuesday. John Eskerson and Frank E. Thurston of our city have been capital city visitors this week. J. A. Cordeal and M. C. Wayson were both registered in Lincoln, last Friday, on their homeward way. Mr. Scott of the Bartley Inter-Ocean was a Sunday guest of the best city in the great Republican valley. Mrs. Peterson and Miss Winona spent a few hours in the city, Wednesday, en route to Stratton from the east. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Russell and young son departed on I, Sunday, for their future home in Santa Anna, Cala. Register J. P. Lindsay arrived home, last Friday night, from a visit to Chicago and to various points in his native state, Iowa. J. E. Kelley had business in the state’s metropolis, first of the week. He went in Sunday evening and returned home Tuesday night. U. J. Warren went in to Omaha, Sun day morning on 2. Mrs. Warren accom panied him as far as Hastings. They ar rived home last night. Mr. Best, the photographer, arrived home Tuesday night, from Iowa, where he went recently with a sick baby, whose death we recorded last week. Messrs. Barnes and Peterson of the Times-Democrat performed their devo tions in the county capital, Sunday, go ing down on 4, Saturday evening. J. C. Cline of Minden has been ap pointed a state bank examiner—the times being considered as demanding the pres ence of more examiners in the field. Miss Kate Bowen quit the employ of J. Albert Wells, Monday, and on Thurs day left for her old home in Illinois. She wiil also take in the peerless Colum bian exposition. President Hockuell of the First Na tional carried one of his arms in a sling, first of the week, on account of the pres ence thereon of an unusually large and painful Job’s comforter. B. F. Olcott arrived home, Tuesday, from a two month's absence in Chicago and other Illinois points. He reports the Nebraska crop prospect as equal, if not better than, the outlook in Illinois and Iowa. C. L. DeGroffand family occupied their dwelling, corner of Dudley and Marshall streets, Thursday. The house is still in an incomplete condition. When finished it will be one of McCook’s most comfortable homes. G. B. Nettleton came down from Wayne, tliis state, yesterday morning, and will be here a week or longer doing some collecting, anil in greeting former oldtime acquaintances, relatives and friends in Red Willow county. E. C. Ballew, deputy internal revenue collector of the third district, went in to Omaha, Sunday night on 6, to confer with Chief Collector J. E. North. Ed entered upon the discharge of the duties of his office on Saturday last. Mr. and Mrs. William Weygint will leave for the World’s fair, Wednesday of next week, to make quite a thorough in spection of its wonders. They also ex pect to visit relatives and friends in Iowa and Illinois during their absence. Miss Odum, who has been at the head of Lowman's millinery department this season, left on i, Sunday, for her home in Denver. Miss Odum is an artist in her line and the Lowmans hope to be able to secure her efficient services another season. Zora Clark and mother were the guests of George J. Burgess and family over Sunday. Mr. Clark was formerly in the Burlington’s employ at Arapahoe and on western division. He is now in the Missouri Pacific service and located at Gray's Summit, a suburb of St. Louis. J. W. Hupp sojourned with its in the metropolis briefly, Saturday. E. R. Curtis and family arrived home from their Illinois visit, this noon. Miss Pearl Brewer went down to Hol drege, Monday on 6, to visit friends. S. H. Colvin hied him away to Denver, Tuesday, on a little business-pleasure jaunt. Colonel Frank H. Selby came up from Cambridge, last evening, on business of the law. President Titus of the First National bank of Holdrege was up on business, Wednesday. Mrs. J. W. Dolan was up from Indian ola, Saturday, guest of her sister Mrs. E. C. Burkett. Banker F'rost of Bartley tarried in the busy swirl of metropolitan life, Monday, for a brief while. Mrs. J. B. McCabe left on 6, Tuesday, for Lincoln, where she will make her home in the future. Dr. W. V. Gage expects his mother to arrive in the city in the near future to make her home here with him. Fowler and Justin Wilcox arrived home on the noon train, yesterday, from their visit to the world’s fair and other points in Illinois. Their families will not return for some time. Dr. B. B. Davis expects, early in Au gust, to leave for Europe on an extended absence for study and recreation. Mrs. Davis will accompany him. They will be away a number of months. Floyd Welborn dropped off 6, Monday evening, from Denver, on his way to spend the Fourth with the home folks at Indianola. He is employed in the offices of the Colorado Fuel Co. at Denver. Miss Carrie Smith arrived in the city, last night, from Illinois on her way to California. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Meeker met her at Holdrege. Miss Smith will spend some time here. The following appeared in the Inde pendent Enterprise, of July 6, 1893: “The stockholders of the Farmers and Merchants Bank which closed its doors last week announce that they are willing to be held individually responsible to depositors and will be able to pay up in full.” It should have read the stockholders of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Red Cloud, Nebraska. We make this statement to prevent any reflection being cast upon the Farmers and Merchants Bank of this city. C. W. Lindsay, Manager Independent Enterprise. “In days gone by the popular cry which was raised by cj’clists was against the road hogs. At the present time it is not out of place for the citizens to raise a popular cry against the cycle hogs. It makes me boil to see one of these young and inexperienced rattle-brain would-be scorchers, all doubled up like an inch worm suffering with the cholera, tear along our crowded streets with his nose in close proximity with his front tire, a veritable modern juggernaut. If every decent wheelman only knows wrhat is good for the sport he will assist the authorities in crushing out this grow ing evil. I do not like to pose as a chronic kicker, but in these days of cheap second-handwheels and the intro duction to cycling of irresponsible boys and reckless hoodlums, it is entirely in play and perfectly proper to call atten tion to these pests who threaten the good name of our sport.—In Outing for July. The board of education was in regular session, Monday evening. The treasurer’s report showed the financial condition of the district to be good—'about $4,000 in the treasury. It was developed that there are enough children in South Mc Cook to fill two buildings as large as the one located there now, and there is some talk of building another house in that part of town. It was also decided to put a new steam heating plant in the east ward building and Cambell, Ritchie and Oyster were name the committee to pur chase and oversee the installation of the same. In addition to Supt. Valentine, whose election was announced some weeks since, the committee on text books and teachers reported the selection of the following teachers at the salaries stated: Miss Rachel Berry, principal east ward building, $75; Prof. Charles Yont, principal west ward, $60; Miss Ella Alli son $60; Mrs. M. J. Cordeal, primary, $55; Miss Amelia Wille, primary, $55; Mrs. Frank Brown, $50; Miss Edna Me serve, $50; Miss Nora Stroud, $50; Mrs. Mary Dufifey, $50; Mr. J. H. Fowler, $40; Miss Augusta Hunt. $40. In the event of Miss Wille failing to accept, a Mrs. Snow is recommended for her place. The above list will give the McCook schools an unusually strong corps of teachers.