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School Law Decisions.
State Superintendent Goudy has issued
the following decisions during the past
1. The voters of a district at an annual
meeting of the district may change the
location of the school house site to any
point in the district which may suit their
convenience. The distance to be moved
cuts no figure in the case.
2. The pay of a teacher is due at the
■end of each month, and unless there is a
contract for other payment I am unable
to see how the order for the month’s pay
can be legally withheld.
3. The action taken by the voters at
an annual meeting with reference to
hiring a male teacher for the district is
merely advisory, and the board is not
bound by such action, it being the duty
•of the board to hire and contract with
teachers. See section 11, subdivision 15
■of the school law.
4. A district school board has no au
thority by statute to give the note of the
school district. A note signed by the
members of the board is the note of the
individuals and not of the district.
5. A school district board cannot make
a legal contract with a teacher who does
not hold a valid certificate, and members
of the board are personally liable to the
district for any money paid out to teach
ers who are not legally qualified.
6. The voters at an annual meeting
have no right to vote to hold no school
during the coming year. It is the legal
-duty of the board to hold such school.
Such action by the voters at an annual
meeting is, therefore, illegal and void.
Any parent residing in the district who
has children of school age may, in my
opinion, compel the board to make pro
vision for the minimum term for such
7. There is no authority for an ap
pointed officer to hold over after the
date of a regular election. If at the
election following the appointment no
one is legally elected, there still exists a
The Kingman versus Harris suit, over
the Casey will matter, which occupied
the attention of the county court at In
dianola, first of the week, was in many
respects the most remarkably funny suit
tried in Red Willow county in many
moons. Some of the dialogue, interro
gation and response, stage setting et cet
era, were immensely startling and unus
ual—so much so that Judge Beck had to
take the matter under advisement, being
perhaps unnerved by the warmth and
diction of the proceedings.
Pre-emptor, Messrs. Babcock & Banks’
valuable and fleet trotting stallion, got
away from his driver in the fair grounds
at Indianola, Monday, and indulged in a
wicked free-for-all on his own account,
through the streets at the county-seat.
The sulky was demolished, but the horse
escaped with remarkably few and incon
siderable injuries. The terrible fright
received being the worst damage. A
weak line breaking caused the runaway,
which is greatly deplored by the owners.
McCook has become quite a center for
both silver and gold mining companies.
Quite a number of railroad men are in
terested in gold mining claims in Colo
rado, while others have pinned then
faith to silver mining down in Old Mex
ico. The Tribune hopes they may all
There was a large outpouring of people
to hear the open air concert by the K. P.
band, last Saturday night. The excellent
programme rendered was received with
hearty evidences of appreciation. Our
people have every reason to be proud of
a band which has few equals in the state
Engineer Ed McKay is improving his
residence property on lower Marshall
street in a thorough manner. A large
kitchen addition, front and rear porches,
a swell window, all conspire to make it
a very comfortable and cosy home.
No, Timotheus, the esteemed, but mis
guided Times-Democrat is not purposely
supporting the Independent ticket, sim
ply the hired man on the political de
partment don’t know any better.
The Christian church at Sunny Hill,
14 miles north of Indianola, will be ded
icated by State Evangelist Henry on the
third Sunday in October.
Monday was the Jewish New Year and
was duly observed by the orthodox here,
as will be next Wednesday, the 20th, the
Day of Atonement.
Lacking a quorum the city council did
hold its regular session on Wednesday
evening, but adjourned until the same
day of next week.
For Sale.—New household goods
consisting of solid oak furniture, carpets
and gasoline stove. Call at this office.
Deacon Morlan is very much interested
in the establishment of a marine hospital
at this place.
Speaking of business looking up, Kal
stedt, the tailor, has seven men at work
in his shop, this week.
Quite-a number of land seekers and
others came in on the second harvest
Pastor Stevenson will preach his fare
well sermon on next Sunday evening at
What the Conference Will Do.
The following is the programme of the
ninth session of the West Nebraska Con
ference, to lie held in the M. E. church
at McCook, Nebraska, September 19th
to 25th, 1893, Bishop Walden, D. D., L.
L. D., of Cincinnatti, presiding:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th.
7:30 p. m. Conference sermon by Rev.
D. F. Rodabaugh.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th.
9:00 a.m. Conference session. Sacra
ment of the Lord’s supper.
7:30 p. m. Anniversary of the Church
Extension Society. Address by Manley
S. Hard, D. D., of Philadelphia.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st.
8:30 a.m. Conference session. One
half hour devotional services.
3:00 p. m. Anniversary of the Woman’s
Home Missionary Society. Address by
Mrs. Angie F. Newman.
7:30 p. m. Anniversary of the Freed
man’s Aid Society. Address by J. C.
Hartzell, D. D., of Cincinnatti.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22D.
8:30 a. m. Conference session.
3:00 p. m. Anniversary of the Woman’s
Foreign Missionary Society. Address by
Rev. G. W. Isham.
7:30 p. m. Missionary sermon, by Rev.
O. R. Beebe.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd.
8:30 a. m. Conference session.
7:30 p. m. Anniversary of Educational
Society. Addressed by Chancellor Isaac
Crook, of Nebraska Wesleyan University.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th.
9:00 a. m. Conference love feast.
10:30 a. m. Sermon, by Bishop Walden.
2:00 p. m. Children’s mass meeting.
3:30 p. m. Ordination of deacons and
6:3op. m. EpworthLeague anniversary.
8:00 p. m. Anniversary of the Mission
ary Society. Address by J. O. Peck, D.
D., of New York.
The several pulpits of the city will be
occupied by visiting ministers.
The hook and ladder boys were out on
Tuesday evening for practice.
A store room for rent on south Main
street. For particulars call at Strasser’s.
R. A. Cole, the west end tailor, is put
ting on quite an addition to his tailor
The furnishings of the late Altshuler
saloon were shipped away by A. C. Clyde
on Saturday last.
The water company is preparing to
sink another well, which will be number
five of the series.
Brown in every shade will be fashion
able during the coming season. Moire
will be a favorite trimming.
You can have this morning’s weather
at your own price. The weather bureau
washes its hands of the whole matter.
Room For Rent.—Second door east
of Coleman’s hardware store.
The McCook book and stationery store
will occupy half of the Eagle clothing
store room about the middle of October.
Messrs. McConnell and Bern’ contem
plate building on quite an addition to
the store now occupied by Green’s book
One of the Commercial house girls
broke a needle off in her wrist, this week,
which required the surgeon’s knife to
Joe Snyder’s buggy mare, whose severe
injury was noted last week, is now get
ting along nice, due to Mr. Sharp’s care
Prof. Walter Rowland will leave on
Sunday for Kansas City, to attend a fall
and winter session of a medical college
in that city.
The Congregational church council as
sembled, this morning, but the result of
the session is not known at the hour of
our going to press.
The paper hangers are putting some
artistic and tasty work on Dr. Gage’s
boudoir, this week. The doctor’s suite
will be simply o. o. s.
Landlord Cooper is contemplating re
tiring from the Commercial hotel, and a
young man from McCook has about per
fected arrangements to assume control
of that popular hostlery.—Benkelman
The lawn of J. Albert Wells’ residence
was the scene of a happy gathering, last
evening; a large company of neighbors
surprising them with a lawn picnic of
pleasantest characteristics, as a sort of
A. Bond and family left for parts un
known, first of the week, in an unan
nounced manner. There is nothing re
markable about this fact, but he took
with him some mortgaged property, and
Jack Dw'yer is now after him to recover
the same. _
L. B. Korns of Indianola claims that
the first white child bom in Red Willow
county was Edna Berger, to Mr. and Mrs.
William H. Berger. He fixes the date of
that interesting event at between the ist
and ioth of September, 1872, the place a
little southeast of Indianola.
Our store will be closed on Wednesday,
September 20th, on account of holiday.
The Famous Clothing Co.
A boy baby made his appearance at
Henry Penner’s home on Monday.
The attendance upon the city schools
has reached over the 600 mark already.
Cattle feeding will be extensively en
gaged in, this winter, in Red Willow
Episcopal services, Sunday morning,
in Meeker hall, at 11 o’clock. Sunday
school at 12. No evening service. Rev.
Frank Durant, minister.
There are seventeen blocks of Colorado
red stone in the water table of the new
standpipe. Each weigh a ton. The stone
cutters are at work, this week.
It is usually supposed that the roots of
plants absorb moisture, while the leaves
give it out, but recent experiments prove
that the leaves also absorb moisture.
Subjects for next Sabbath, September
27th, at the Baptist church, 11 a. m., “A
Pauline Preacher." 8 p. m., ‘‘Is Man a
Machine?” D. L. McBride, pastor.
The county treasurer reports taxes as
coming in very slowly, notwithstanding
the fact that the time for advertising the
delinquent tax list is fast approaching.
Parents, don’t fail to dress your boys
in one of our new school suits. Call and
see our new stock of suits; extra pants
and hats. Famous Clothing Co.
The fine collection of grasses, grains,
and farm products generally, in C. F.
Babcock’s office, is part of the exhibit of
Box Elder precinct at the late county
Sealskin in short jackets or capes is en
tirely out of the coming winter’s styles,
according to Vogue. It will be used
only in big garments for protection
against the cold.
No rain has fallen in central Illinois
for 106 days. This beats the western
Kansas record and hereafter Chicago pa
pers should be chary of referring to
Frame bam is being put up by T. J.
Parsons on his farm eleven miles north
west of here. Also a frame barn and com
crib by J. W. Hunter, seventeen miles
northwest of the city.
The Bloomington land office has been
consolidated with the McCook land office.
This will keep the local office a fine berth
for the next six or eight years, while not
very materially increasing the work.
We regret to learn that the entertain
ment at the Lutheran church, last even
ing, was not altogether successful. The
most of the scenes will be described by
Rev. McBride at the east ward building
The city authorities have put down an
other Troxel stone crossing, this week.
It connects the DeGroff and Famous cor
ners, and was laid in better shape than
the first effort, hence much better results
are to be expected.
At the M. E. church on Sunday, Sept.
17th, at 11 a. m., the pastor will preach
from the subject, “How to Make Your
Pastor Succeed.” At 7:30 p. m., closing
sermon for the conference year. Reports
for the year. Announcement of the new
To secure a supply of sweet peas for
the winter, fill a window box nearly full
of light soil. The first of September put
in the seed, planting them four inches
deep. When they are three inches high
provide them with wire netting to ran
upon, and your labors will soon be re
warded with pink and white blossoms.
This week, Jos. Reizenstein disposed
of his billiard hall and retail cigar busi
ness under the Boston shoe store to A.
S. Campbell of Hastings, who assumed
charge of the business on Tuesday. Joe
will continue the business of manufac
turing cigars, but will occupy other
quarters, expecting to move over Elliott’s
restaurant, the close of the week.
The heroism of the man at Moberly,
Mo., who recently rushed into a burning
building and at the risk of his life rescu
ed two bottles of beer, is being heralded
all over the country. The native Mis
sourians with their innate modesty dis
claim all the honor by explaining that
the hero was a sojourner from Kansas.
“Why does the young man who rides a
bicycle,” asks an exchange, “double him
self up like a home-made doughnut the
minute he begins to work the pedals?
Yes, and why does a fellow when he
goes to throw a ball, first have to screw
it in the palm of his right hand with his
left, then hop on his right foot while he
bumps his chin with his knee before he
throws it? And why does a man who gets
a forty-five dollar raw-boned plug and a
ten dollar cart have to rein the poor
crow-bait up like a turtle treading water
till he can’t see the ground in front of
him, and goes stumbling along as if try
ing to read the answer in the star? Why
does a girl to whom nature has given a
clear and healthy complexion have to
paint it till she can’t wink for fear of
cracking the enamel? Why does she
bang her hair like a spitz poodle and
make her head look like a window mop?"
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
J. E. Kelley moved State fair-ward,
J. A. Wilcox is among the state fair
spectators, this week.
A. G. Bump joined the sight-seers at
the state fair, Wednesday.
H. C. Jacobs was down from Hayes
county, early part of the week.
Miss Lulu Combes has retired from
the employ of G. E. Thompson.
Rev. G. E. Kalstedt and family left
on Monday morning for Illinois.
H. H. Berry had business which
called him to Indianola, Tuesday.
Receiver Bomgardner joined the
multitude at Lincoln, Tuesday night.
Michael O'Leary and wife were up
from Indianola, Monday, on business.
J. Albert Wells and family expect
to depart for New York about the 20th.
Mrs. Thomas, the nurse, left for the
east on a vacation, Wednesday evening.
Sheriff Banks was up from Indian
ola, Wednesday, on business of his office.
Dr. S. L. Green went in to Lincoln,
yesterday, to enjoy the closing days of
the state fair.
August Droll returned home, last
Friday night, from quite a prolonged ab
sence in Illinois.
J. H. Yarger is taking in the world’s
fair, this week. He left for Chicago on
6, Monday evening.
Mrs. C. W. Knights went up to Den
ver, yesterday, to visit her daughter for
a week or ten days.
Sheridan Clyde and James Shep
herd were down from Stratton, Monday
evening, on business.
Miss Ellington Wilson opened an
eight-months school in the Fitch district
on Monday morning,
ATTORNEY RITTENHO0SE was down
at Indianola, Tuesday, on the prosecution
in the Kingman-Harris suit.
Mr. and Mrs. V. Franklin left on
6,Wednesday evening, for Lincoln, to do
Nebraska’s best state fair.
Miss Della Johnston arrived home,
close of last week, from visiting in Alli
ance and Kenesaw, this state.
Mrs. Peter Boyle left for Chicago,
lasf Friday, to mingle with the throng at
the world’s fair for a week or two.
W. M. Lewis and daughter Eva left
for Iowa, Wednesday afternoon, on a
visit to their old home at Villisca.
Miss Margaret Allen arrived from
Tarkio, Missouri, Saturday night, and is
the guest of Miss Minnie Johnston.
C. A. MasTin, presiding elder, was up
from Minden, Monday, on business con
nected with the coming conference.
George E. Thompson went in to Om
aha, Monday, to visit his family briefly,
and on business. He arrived home, last
Mrs. Sam Rogers and family went
up to Longmont, Colorado, this week,
where they will make their home for the
Geo. W. Roper and J. J. Lamborn
were up from the county capital, Monday
night, on a mission more or less political
B. F. Troxel and P. T. Francis
went down to Lincoln, Monday night, to
see the manifold attractions of the state
fair, this week.
W. T. Henton, county treasurer, and
Bert Barnes of the county clerk’s office,
were city visitors, Tuesday, on things po
litical and otherwise.
J. A. Andrews of the bright and in
teresting little Benkelman Bee was down
to the valley’s finest, Monday morning,
on a matter of business.
Miss Luvia Furbush arrived home,
last Sunday night, from her visit to the
fair and to her home in Iowa. A younger
sister accompanied her.
J. J. Lamborn and C. B. Hoag drove
up from Indianola, Wednesday, the for
mer taking No. 6 here in the afternoon
for Lincoln to see the State fair.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Coleman left,
Thursday, for the world’s fair. They will
also take in Niagara Falls and other east
ern points of interest before returning.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Bolton of Union,
Iowa, were the guests of E. H. Doan, the
first of the week. They left on Tuesday
morning for Red Cloud, where they con
template engaging in the hotel business.
C. C. Vennum and A. J. Vennum,
the Stratton and Palisade bankers, were
city guests, last Friday evening. Also
J. N. Koontz of the railway board of
secretaries, who was enroute from Pali
sade to Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Todd of Platts
mouth arrived in city, Saturday night,
on a visit to relatives. Mrs. Todd has
been here all week. Mr. Todd returned
to Oxford, Monday morning, where he
is building an iron bridge over the river.
F. W. Casterline of the Oberlin
Opinion spent a few hours in the city,
Wednesday, on his way home from at
tending the funeral of a brother who
died on a ranch northwest of North
Platte. Ho drove a team most of the
way up and back.
Don’t Blame the Cook
If a baking powder is not uniform in strength,
so that the same quantity will always do the same
work, no one can know how to use it, and uni
formly good, light food cannot be produced with it.
All baking powders except Royal, because
improperly compounded and made from inferior
materials, lose their strength quickly when the can
is opened for use. At subsequent bakings there
will be noticed a falling off in strength. The food
is heavy, and the flour, eggs and butter wasted.
It is always the case that the consumer suffers
in pocket, if not in health, by accepting any sub
stitute for the Royal Baking Powder. The Royal
is the embodiment of all the excellence that it is
possible to attain in an absolutely pure powder.
It is always strictly reliable. It is not only more
economical because of its greater strength, but
will retain its full leavening power, which no
other powder will, until used, and make more
Miss Cassell returned from Denver,
on 6 Saturday.
M. Leach returned to Lincoln on 6,
C. D. Cramer is up from Indianola, (
today, on business.
Judge Lehew hied him away to the
State fair, Monday.
Commissioner Ryan took in the Co
lumbian state fair, this week.
Mrs.Colfer and youngest son arrived
home, last evening, from Denver.
J. T. Bullard of Palisade was with us
ot the metropolis, Tuesday night.
Willis Spotts returned from a visit
with friends up at Akron, Wednesday.
L. R. Hileman went to Omaha, Sun
day morning, returning Monday night.
Miss Lena Collings arrived home,
close of last week, from her world’s fan
Rev. G. E. Taylor was up from.In
dianola on church business, last Friday
Miss Clara HanlEin began teaching
school up in F'rontier county, Monday
Mrs. Jos. Reizenstein was a passen
ger on 2, for the State fair, Wednesday
Editor Floyd of the Trenton Regis
ter remained with us a few hours, Mon
N. A. Crawford will leave for Chi
cago, next Tuesday, to spend a week or
two at the fair.
Miss Selma Noren will go to Lin
coln, middle of next week, to enter the
A. J. Clute made a business visit to
Hebron, first of the week, arriving home
Jonas Engel accompanied Miss Jo
hannah to Hastings, Tuesday, where
she will attend school.
Patrick Walsh and wife left on 6,
last evening, for Chicago and Milwaukee,
on a visit of a few weeks.
Dr. L. J. Spickelmier has been tak
ing in the World’s fair, this week, going
into Chicago last Sunday.
Squire Fisher, Miss Nell and Mrs.
Will Fisher spent Monday night here,
on their way to the state fair.
Rev. Howard MacAyeal of Cam
bridge is in the city, today, a member of
the Congregational church concil.
C. L. DeGroff and mother, Mrs. E.
A. DeGroff of Athens, Pennsylvania,
are expected from the east, to-day.
County Clerk Fuller and wife of
Imperial sojourned in the city, Saturday
night, on their way to the state fair.
Miss Addie Hanlein has accepted
the Box Elder school and began her la
bors ’way down in the Poor valley, this
Dr. and Mrs.W. A. DeMay and Mr.
and Mrs. G. B. Morgan, of Danbury,
were Sunday guests of the pride of the
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carruth and
Glenn Carruth departed on Sunday
morning for the world’s fair,to be absent
a number of weeks.
Messrs. W. S. Morlan, W. V. Gage,
J. E. Kelley, James Harris and oth
ers were in Indianola, Tuesday, on the
George Kingman case before the county
John Heber is viewing the attractions
of the great exposition, this week.
The Hitchcock county fair will be held
at Culbertson, September 20, 21, 22, 23.
The Misses Sharkey and Will Sharkey,
sisters and brother of Engineer Sharkey,
left for the east, Wednesday eveing.
LIST OF PATENTS
deceived at the McCook United States land
office, September u, 1893.
Artier, Charles C. Allen, Fannie.
Artist, Jacob W. Bosh, Matthias.
Dooley, Simon C. Davis, Harriet M.
Dunn, John D. Erdmann, Julius.
' inley, Victor A. Fitzgerald, James M.
fleishman, Wm. J. Fitzgerald Edward,
lalstead, Frederick. Horton, Emmet J.
Iarvey, Barbara. Hopkins, James VV.
ones, Harry L. Kingsley, Fred A.
.owe, Isaac C. Lorence, John II.
VIulvaney, Hiram Miller, Lorenz.
VIcIntire, John W. Miller, Charles,
iiaichart, Joseph. Ridnour, Mark W.
iteneau, John F. Smith, Henry F.
launders, Isabelle. Smith, William E.
rravers, Michael. Watkins, George V.
White, Philetus, Uhren, Henry.
Young, Henry J.
Notice of Indebtedness.
Office of McCook Electric Light Co,,
Sept. 1st, 1893. In compliance with the
statutes of the state of Nebraska, and es
pecially in compliance with section 136
of chapter 16, entitled “Corporations,”
we, the president and majority of the
board of directors, hereby give notice
that all the existing debts of the McCook
Electric Light Co. amounts to two hun
dred twenty-one and 24-100 dollars.
Frank Carruth, Pres.
Frank Carruth, 1
N. Costenborder, r Directors.
J. A. Wilcox. )
Baptist Church Services.
These services are held in the Lutheran
(brick) church, 2% blocks north and one
block west of the Commercial hotel. The
Sabbath services begin writh the school
for Bible study at 10 o’clock, a. m., (the
inductive method of Bible study is used,)
C. T. Watson, supt. Preaching morning
and evening. Week night services are
prayer meeting on Wednesday night and
teachers’ meeting, Friday evening. D.
L. McBride, pastor.
Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in St.
Patrick’s church, the Rev. Father Hickey
officiating, Mr. John Eskerson and Miss
Kate Laughran were made husband and
wife. The newly married couple left on
6, the same afternoon, for Chicago, to
enjoy a honeymoon of a few weeks, and
to see the great exposition. They have
the congratulations and best wishes of
Democratic state convention, Lincoln,
October 4th. Red Willow county has
Republican state convention, Lincoln.
October 5th, 10 o’clock, a. m. Red Wil
low county has nine delegates.
Will buy a complete set of the peerless
Encyclopedia Britannica, bound in ele
gant half seal. If you mean business
call at this office promptly.
House for Rent.
A dwelling house on north Madison
street. Inquire of J. Albert Wells.
The Methodist church has been thor
oughly overhauled and renovated, this
week, preparatory for the conference.
Solliday is wielding a punch on the
varnished cars now.
Engineer Oyster is expected home from
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Ed. Farrell on Monday.
Conductors Wilkinson, Washburn and
King are doing the white city. They all
went in on T uesday.
Frederick L. Ames, the millionaire
railroad director, is dead. He is reported
to be worth $24,000,000.
Roadmaster J. H. Kelley of Supt. J. R.
Phelan’s division was killed at Spearfish.
S. D., Tuesday, by an engine.
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