The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, September 29, 1893, Image 5
THE CONFERENCE. (Contiuucd 1'ioin 1st pane.) bills of exchange, and so high is the standing of the board in foreign lands that its bills of exchange are preferred in India and China to those of the best banks of America and Europe.” The missionary work is growing. In most of our foreigh fields doors are open ing as never before. Here the doctor told a most touching story of the gift, by a typewriter girl, of fifty dollars to sup port a pastor-teacher in India, and how. inside of ninety days, this had resulted in the establishment of a church and the conversion of more than 200 heathen. On Sunday morning was held, in the Methodist church, the Conference Love Eeast, led by A. J. Clifton of Culbertson, Bishop Walden then preached a sermon that will long be remembered by those who heard it. (Which ye scribe did not, as he worshiped in the Baptist church and heard a very impressive sermon by Rev. Isaac Crook, D. D., chancellor of the Nebraska Wesleyan University.) In the afternoon a memorial service was held in the Methodist church, pre sided over by Bishop Walden. Rev. E. Smith read a memoir of Rev. W. A. Ams bury, late presiding elder of North Platte district, who lost his life by the acci" dental discharge of a pistol, September nth. Brother Amsbury came into Ne braska nearly forty years ago, and his life and work in the ministry have en deared him to multitudes within his fields of labor. Further remarks were made by Reverends C. A. Mastin and W. E. Hardaway and by Bishop Walden. The ordination service was held and the persons whose names are given else where ordained deacons and Benjamin S. Haywood was ordained elder. On Sunday night services were held in the other churches, and in the Methodist church a rousing revival led by Bishop Walden and Dr. Peck. Six persons, we learn, professed religion. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th. Fifth day, eight o’clock a. m. As the Bishop was in consultation with the pre siding elders, the Conference opened with Rev. S. H. Henderson in the chair. Devotional services were conducted by Rev. J. P. Badgeley. Several minor mat ters were attended to, when the Bishop entered and took the chair. The min utes were then read and approved. A memorial to congress and to the president concerning the iniquity of the Geary Chinese exclusion act, and the probability of a policy of retaliation on the part of the Chinese, that will destroy the work of the American missionaries in China, was presented and passed. The Methodists maintain a college in Pekin, and numerous schools, hospitals and churches in other parts of China. The Methodist church property that is in danger amounts, in value, to almost a million dollars, with a prospective value much greater still. John A. Dry den of Kearney, member of the Conference Board of the Trustees of the Nebraska Wesleyan University, presented his resignation, which was accepted. The following named ministers having passed the Conference examinations in studies were advanced: Nelson J. Chrys ler, of Franklin; Irving F. McKay, of Elwood; Nelson J. Miles, of Pleasant Hill; Remus W. Wilcox, of Wauneta; Jacob M. Longworth, of Wallace. The following were continued in the present class: Edwin H. Guild, of Hendley; Fletcher DeClark, Harry R. DeBra and Ernest B. Crippen, who are in school, and Clay Cox and B. H. H. Tripp, who have not been in the pastoral work. The list of supernumerary preachers was called. These are ministers, who be cause of personal ill health, or the cir cumstances of their families, find it needful to ask to be excused from doing pastoral work, for a time. The following were continued: B. H. H. Tripp, N. M. Somerville, I. S. Carr, F. Brock, Allan Bartley, C. R. Ford, J. L. Haney, I. N. Clover and J. H. Derrybury. The re lation of T. H. Dry was changed to ef fective, and B. F. Peck from effective to supernumerary. The relation of James Mann was continued as superannuated. Ord and Orleans were nominated for the honor of entertaining the next ses sion of the Conference. Orleans was selectea. The Bishop and presiding elders retired to finish their work, S. H. Henderson being called to the chair. The list of committees was called and the following reported: On American Bible study, on church extension, on education, on freed - man’s aid, on Epworth league, on reso lutions, on Sunday schools, on temper ance, on the tract society, on the wo man’s foreign missionary society, on the woman’s home missionary society, on missions. Afternoon session.—Rev. S. H. Hen derson still in the chair. Devotional services were conducted by Rev. E. J. Robinson. The reports were continued as follows: on the state of the church, on Methodist hospital at Omaha. A collection was taken for expenses of the Conference. The Bishop now entered and took the chair. The treasurer of the Conference and the statistical secretary presented their reports, summaries of which are ap pended. The board of stewards distrib uted the moneys in their hands to the Conference claimants. Transfers were announced as follows: Silas J. Medlin from Missouri conference, A. G. Forman from DesMoines, Edward R.Leedon was granted a discontinuance, at his own request. The following named persons were ad mitted to Conference membership on probation: Russell B. Robertson, Arthur A. King, Charles W. Maupin, Olin E. Smith, Levi S. Dorman, Alonzo Coslet, and Barton H. Ingalls. The lists of examining committees, triers of appeals, and of those to preach conference sermons, were announced. The orders of John B. Morris, an elder from the Methodist Protestant church, were recognized. The minutes were now read up and ap proved. The Bishop briefly addressed the Conference, then after final devo tional exercises, he read the list of ap pointments, and the Conference then adjourned sine die. KEARNEY DISTRICT. G. L. Haight, Presiding Elder. Amberst and Miller—S. J. Medlin. Ansley—L. W. Chandler. Arcadia—H. H. York. Arnold—Alfred Gilson. Broken Bow—J. A. Ellis. Callaway—Samuel Hartley. Cozad—A. G. Foreman. Elm Creek-To be supplied by 8. Cates. Gibbon—Erastus Smith. Kearney—First Church—R. D. Black. *• Trinity Church—G. F. Cook. Lexington—C. A. Mastin. Litchfield—Joseph Buckley. Loup City—J. Q. Helm. Merna—To be supplied by T. M. Hansom. North Loup—L. K. McNeil. Ord—C. C. Wilson. Overton—B. C. Peck. Pleasant Hill [P. O. Kearney]—W. R. Hodges. Ravenna—J. F. Lusk. Sargent—To be supplied by T. A. Stewart. Shelton—M. F. Loomis. Sumner—H. M. Pinckney. Seneca and Mullen—O. E. Smith. Valley IP. O. Ord]—J. G. Hurlbut. Walnut Grove—To be supplied byW. Mathews. Westerville—W. H. D. Hornaday. NORTH PLATTE DISTRICT. James Leonahd, Presiding Elder. Big Springs—A. Coslet. Brady Island—To be supplied by J. L. Brown. Chappell—To be supplied. Curtis—J. T. Roberts. Elsie and Madrid—R. S. Moore. Elwood- C. C. Cissell. Farnam and Moorefleld—It. VV. Wilcox. Gandy—R. E. Howard. Gering—T. H. Dry. Gothenburg—D. D. Forsythe. Grant and Brandon—J. P. Badgely. Harrisburg—E. J. Robinson. Hutchinson—To be supplied. Kimball—L. S. Dorman. Lodge Pole—To be supplied. Maywood—J. M. Eads. North Platte—W. E. Hardaway. North Platte Circuit—To be supplied. Ogaliala—T. H. Thurber. Paxton—Reuben Randolph. Potter—To be supplied. Beddlngton—To be supplied. Sidney-N. H. Miles. Stockville—To be supplied by A. Kenworthy. Wallace -J. M. Longworth. HOLDREGE DISTRICT. C. A. Hale, Presiding Elder. Alma—To be supplied by J. F. Broker. Arapahoe—To be supplied by J. A. Bodatn. Atlanta—W. J. Boyd. Axtell—W. S. Blackburn. Bartley—W. A. Boucher. Beaver City—John Thomas. Benkelman—John Madley. Bertrand'—G. H. Bradford. Bloomington—C. W. Maupin. Box Elder—To be supplied by E. J. Vivian. Cambridge—S. H. Henderson. Cambridge Circuit—Supplied by A. Ea6ton. CulbertBon—A. J. Clifton. Danbury—To be supplied by W. D. Meyers. Franklin—N. J. Chrysler. Funk—A. A. King. Haigler and Alston—E. L. Hutchins. Hayes Centre—C. A. Webster. Hendley and Wilsonville—J. H. Carmichael. Holdrege—D. F. Rodabaugh. Imperial—W. J. Crago. Indianola—James Lisle. Max—R. D. Robertson. McCook—A. W. Coffman. Mindeu—O. R. Beebe. Orleans—B. 8. Haywood. Oxford—J. F. McKay. Palisade—Clay Cox. Republican City—E. H. Gould. Riverton—William Uncapher. Trenton and Stratton—Douglas Streeter. Upland and Campbell-Supplied by A.W.Hunt. Wauneta—E. B. Crippen. Wilcox and Hildreth—M. T. StifBer. STATISTICS. Probationers. 1,210 Full members. 8,135 Local preachers. 61 Baptisms, adults. 584 Baptisms, children. 237 Deaths. 67 Sunday schools. _ 193 S. S. officers and teachers. 1,618 S. S. scholars. 10,540 Churches. 104 Parsonages. 51 Probable value of churches.$170,090 Value of parsonages. 36,565 Present indebtedness. 27,595 COLLECTIONS. Missions. 1,854 Church extension. 401 Tract society. 91 Sunday school union. 80 Freedman’s aid and S. E. S. 213 Conference claimants. 108 Education. 584 Received for ministerial support 42,523 — E. B. Doyle is suffering from a bad case of blood poisoning, involving his left hand. _ A son of Patrick Cashen is on the dis abled list with poisoned feet, received from poison ivy. Light overcoats have been comforta ble additions to the wearing apparel, this week, mornings and evenings. Work is progressing on the trenches for the water mains in West Me Cook, into which part of the city the system will in due time be extended. The Ryan vs. McEntee case was set tled, Monday, by arbitration, Messrs. C. F. Babcock, B. F. Olcott and Vance McManigal being the board, in favor of the defendant. This is an old case in volving $6o alleged commission due. PEOPLE YOU KNOW. James Hatfield left on 6, Monday, for Decatur, 111. W. S. Hanlein has located in Taco ma, Washington. Mrs. Louis Lowman is on the sick list with rheumatism. Sheriff and Mrs. Banks were up from the county seat, Wednesday. Mrs. John Rowell and sons returned to Hastings on 6, last Saturday. F. H. Selby was up from Cambridge, last evening, on business of the law. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Morlan left Sunday for Chicago to do the exposition. Mrs. C. H. Peck was down from Trenton, Tuesday, doing some shopping. J. T. Bullard was down from Palis ade, Tuesday evening, to attend lodge. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Edwards went in to Chicago, Tuesday on 6, to see the fair. Mr. and Mrs. P. Welsh are home from their visit east and to the world’s fair. Mr. and Mrs. George Hocknell arrived home, Sunday night, from Chi cago. Miss. Lutie Babcock is up from Cambridge, the guest of her uncle C. F. Babcock. Miss Carrie Smith departed on Tuesday night for her home in Passa dena, California. E. McCann and J. E. L. Hun of our city were visitors in the state capital, first of the week. Dr. W. A. DeMay, Danbury’s rising young physician, was a city guest, yes terday afternoon. Mrs. F. T. Dimmick of Wauneta has been a guest L. R. Hileman’s family since Monday evening. Candidate Teel, who has an ambi tion to succed Ed. Banks, was around, Saturday, electioneering. J. E. Kelley and C. E. Ballrw had business in Hastings, Wednesday night, going down on 6. Frank Real and William Fleisch man joined the sight-seers at Chicago, Tuesday, leaving on 6. Mr. and Mrs. James Rice were down from Wanneta over Sunday, taking in the closing hours of the conference. Mrs. S. C. Sutton, who has been vis iting relatives here, left for her home near Franklin, Tuesday morning. Mr and Mrs. Gerald Wilcox left on Monday for Illinois to visit the fair and relatives and friends in Gilman. Clerk Roper came up to his farm, last Friday evening, circulating among his numerous friends here on Saturday. Mrs. J. Albert Wells and son Joe left for New York city, Sunday morning. They will see the fair briefly on the way. Mrs. A. T. Riley arrived from Salt Lake City, Utah, Tuesday, on 6, and is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. L. B. Stiles. Captain R. O. Phillips came up from Lincoln, Monday night, remaining in the city a day or two on water works business. J. E. McDonald, E. E. Underwood, Willian Sandon, G. B. Morgan and other Danburyites were over at Confer ence, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Corey left on 6, Tuesday, for the “Dream city,” to be absent about two weeks. They will also visit on farther east. Mrs. Page Francis and her mother Mrs. James Murphy of Red Cloud have been visiting down in Seneca, Kansas, since middle of last week. Receiver Bomgardner hied him away to the Harlan county fair at Stam ford, Wednesday evening. He will also visit old friends at Orleans. Henry Lehman was down from Cul bertson, Tuesday evening, to have Dr. Gage place his little boy, who is suffer ing from Potts disease, in a plaster of Paris cast. Loyal B. Howey of Lincoln, a na tional bank examiner, examined the af fairs of the First National bank of our city, Saturday, with the usual satisfac tory results. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Barger arrived in the city from Kearney, close of last week, and will make their home here, the lattef expecting to engage in the millinary business. Supt. and Mrs. J. H. Bayston, Judge Beck and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Rand, Charles Wilson and lady, J. F. Kinghorn and lady, all from In dianola, were up to hear the Bishop, Sunday. E. J. Mitchell of the Courier and G. E. Hill of the Hocknell lumber yard, two of Indianola’s most promising young men, were brief sojourners in the metropolis, this week, coming up Mon day night and returning Tuesday morn ing. __________ Some mammoth potatoes were exhib ited at this office, yesterday, grown a few miles northwest of here, which are fine enough and large enough to be pro duced by any land even in the most au spicious season. BIBLE SCHOOL NOTES. The Bible will do its own illustrating if you will give it a chance. We are proving this every Sunday. Are you studying Bible Notes or the Bible itself? Are you studying what man says about it, or what God says? These are important questions. How are you answering them? Scholars should see to it, that they come every Sunday and not miss the connection between lesson and lesson. They are doing themselves a vast wrong by their irregular attendance. Next Sunday morning the school will take up in review that portion of the Life of Christ which they have been studying for the last month. Those who wish to take up the course at this point will find this an excellent chance to do so, as the review will enable them to go on with the others without having missed the four lessons. Members of the Church and every member of the school, especially Inter mediate, Progressive and Bible Grades, are earnestly requested to be present Sun day morning for the transaction of im portant business, the adoption of a con stitution and election of officers. The presence of the Church members is re quired in the adoption of certain features of the constitution. Superintendent Watson is working on the details of a scheme, to enable the scholars to obtain fine Oxford Bibles on easy weekly or monthly payments. This will not be restricted to members of his own school, however, and persons outside can avail themselves of an oppor tunity to get a Bible, by giving him their names. The editor of the Sumner Dispatch doubtless has a number of delinquents. [The fact is we all have to many derel icts.] He recently lifted up his voice as followeth: “We do not know that we ever mentioned it, but we will take any thing on subscription, such as potatoes, com, hay, straw, fodder, chickens, pigs, calves, old shoes, strap iron, bird-dogs— anything to eat. We want you to have the paper. We want circulation. Tell your friends about our offer, and if they haven’t the money, or anything to ex change for a year’s subscription, tell them to come right along and take it without money or without price. We want to do business, and if we bust, we want to do it up in good shape. We are going to ran as long as we can, and when every scrap of paper in the office has been con verted into issues of the Dispatch, we will print our farewell edition on the office towel, fold up our tired hands and retire from the field of action.’’ We beg lief to assure the esteemed and evidently deeply interested contempo rary which has been quietly circulating the report where it would do the most good to the effect that The Tribune would become an Independent newspa per after the coming fall election, that we feel grateful for its “disinterested” enthusiasm in spreading this “news.” But do not bank too heavily on your fer vent prayer and longing hope, brother. •Rev. W. C. Stevenson, of McCook, who will be remembered by many friends hereabouts, has resigned his charge at that place and was dismissed by a Church Council last Friday. The Reverand gen tleman has lately come into a legacy of twenty-five thousand dollars and will probably quit preaching for the time be ing and return to his old home in Ireland for a visit. This sort of thing seldom happens to preachers—to editors never. —Cambridge Kaleidoscope. This week, C. H. Meeker left at this office, a few ears of corn, grown under the ditch on the Sutton place,which are unus ually large and fine. When it was decided to irrigate the field was considered as be yond aid,but the result shows conclusive ly the marvelous work and possibilities of Nebraska soil and water, even when the prospect seems most unpromising. Deacon Morlan promises to stay with the populists two years longer; and if at the end of that time they do not give him an office, he threatens to join the Prohibitionists for the same patriotic purpose. In other words, the Deacon is determined to fight, bleed and die for office. Colonel Mitchell of the Indianola Cou rier believes that the people prefer a newspaper that gives the news, and does not take up one-half of the paper to tell how good the other half is.” Colonel Mitchell evidently was perusing the Times-Democrat, when this pearl drop ped from his trenchant pen. The name of this district has been changed from Indianola to Holdrege. Rev. C. A. Hale succeeds Presiding Elder Mastin, who has been transferred to the pastorate at Lexington in the Kearney District. Colonel Frank Huber has been getting himself into notoriety again down in Lincoln. This time he is accused of swiping a bucket of pennies. Verily the Colonel is in hard lines. It is suggested that the race is not al ways to the swift, but that the smooth in county politics frequently k. t. p. The brass band is no longer a useful ad junct in campaigning. In the line of hospitality our people in the main acquitted themselves credit ably indeed. The conference was fraught with rich blessings to our city. Ice Monday morning. The Tribune wants a regular corres pondent in Danbury. The Pleasure club met with Miss Aimee Strasser, last evening. Colonel Peterson this is Colonel Lind say. Colonel Lindsay is Colonel Peter son. j The Congregational people are figur ing on a heating plant for their new church. Notice the numerous changes of ad vertisements, this issue. Bargains on all hands. Please observe the change of adver tisement of the C. O. D. grocery store, this week. An I. O. O. F. lodge was instituted at Bartley, last evening, Dr. A. P. Welles, D. D. G. M., of our city, being the in stituting officer. From the samples being left at this of fice we are led to believe that the corn will be quite considerable in quantity and good in quality after all. A welcome rain prevailed in this sec tion, Wednesday, settling the dust in a most gratifying manner. We have it on good authority that Rev. W. C. Stevenson will return to work under Moody again. The cigar manufactory of Albert Rad tke was closed, this week, by Deputy Sheriff Babcock under an execution. Correspondence gladly received from any portion of the county. Send in the important happenings of your commun ity. _ Colonel Easterday kept open house at the elevator, Saturday, and announces himself as disposed to take all business which come his way, right along in the future. The esteemed Times-Democrat under Colonel Peterson’s regime lays little store by modesty, which ordinarily so charitably covers the editorial frame and frailties. frontier county has the distinction of getting out the “rockiest” district court docket in Judge Welly’s district, the last session of court. It was fearfully and wonderfully made in the interest of economy. This week McConnell and Berry sold their store building, now occupied by Dr. Green, to H. P. Sutton. The consid eration was about $4,000. It will be oc cupied by Gray & Marsh after its vaca tion by Dr. Green. State Superintendent Goudy has issued a call to the superintendents and teachers of Nebraska asking that Oct ober the 20th, the anniversary of the dis covery of America, be observed by the schools of our state as Library day. Tuesday, Gottfried Lunkwitz was the complaining witness in the state against John Asher, charged with assault. The case came before Squire Kelley and was continued until next Monday. Both parties live over the river, southwest of the city. The third annual session of the South west Baptist association of Nebraska will be held at Wallace, October 5-7. Elder D. L. McBride of our city will preach the annual sermon. There will be two or three delegates present during the session from the First Baptist church of our city. There were a number of disappointed old soldiers down from the neighbor hood of Curtis, Wednesday. They had not heard of the change of date of the inter-county reunion and camp-fire at the Spaulding grove on Red Willow creek to October 4 and 5, and consequently had to return home, all those weary miles being traveled for nought. Judge Welty has been quite severely criticised for his decision setting the con firmation of sales on January and Mrch 1st, 1894, during his recent term of court. This may possibly help some man to save his farm; but on the other hand will no doubt be quite a hardship on many others. The fact is that most of the defendants in these foreclosure suits have left the country. The university of Pennsylvania has established in connection with its other useful specialties, a school of journalism, where newspaper experts can be ground out as a butcher grinds out sausage. The advertisement of this new depart ment of scientific learning should read: Editors made to order; smooth para graphers hewn from rough timber on short notice; efficient reporters manu factured from the toughest timber; every man his own poet—any fool can learn to compose verses. Tuition free; good board, from $2.50 up. Now is the time to subscribe. Bright colors make a woman look young; white makes her look big, plump and clean; black makes her look slim, sad, heavy, old and doleful. Men and children are attracted by women in bright, light dresses; men are captivated by flowers, laces, ribbons and feathers, and under their poetic influence naughty boys and girls become good and obedi ent. Men respect and shrink from crape and mourning stuffs. A woman with baby in arms and a woman in mourning always get a seat in a crowd ed car. Women who can wear white never stay unmarried. When a widow of the world wants a new name she wears cream-colored silk, merino or batiste. LIBRARY DAY. Office of Superintendent of Public In struction, Lincoln, Nebraska, Sept, 19, *893. To Superintendents and Teachers of Nebraska: In accordance with a reso lution of the Nebraska State Teachers’ association passed at its last annual meeting, a program has been prepared by the committee appointed for that purpose looking to the observance of the anniversary of the discovery of Amer ica as Library day in the schools of the state. It will be remembered that October 21st was celebrated all over the country last year as Columbus day; it is the thought of the promoters of Library day that it would be well if Columbus day could be perpetuated as an annual fes tival for awakening interests in the schools, and especially for the building up of school libraries in every district in Nebraska. It is well known that the books of spec ial interest and profit to children are no less interesting and profitable to adults, and that the books of the chil dren are read with avidity by the teach ers and by the parents of the children. Good books put into the school library soon find their way to the homes in the district; they are read by both the school children and the home children; a habit of reading is hereby encouraged or en gendered and the good reading takes the place of no reading or bad reading in the community. This movement has received the hear ty endorsement of Francis Bellamy of the Youths’ Companion, of Dr. E. C. Howell, ex-president of the Illinois State Normal university and of others of national repute, as well as the approba tion of the educational workers generally throughout our own state. In accordance to the recommendation of the conmittee, it gives me pleasure to call the attention of the teachers and patrons of the schools to this matter and to recommend that Friday,October 2otli, or so much thereof as may be deemed expedient.be devoted to the preformance of the program published in the Sep tember number of the North-western Journal of Education, and to efforts to arouse an interest in the subject of school libraries among the children and the patrons. I especially recommend that an effort be made in connection with this celebra tion to create a fund, be it ever so small, for the purchase of books for the school that may serve as a nucleus for a school library. Trusting in your well known custom of heartily responding to every call of this department and recalling your un iform co-operation with its chief in every educational work, I have no hesitancy in leaving this matter in your hands. A. K. Goudy. State Supt. Pub. Instr. Baptist Church Services. These services are held in the Lutheran (brick) church, 2j£ blocks north and one block west of the Commercial hotel. The Sabbath sendees begin with the school for Bible study at io o’clock, a. in., (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. Convention Dates. Democratic state convention, Lincoln, October 4th. Red Willow county has three delegates. Republican state convention, Lincoln. October 5th, 10 o’clock, a. m. Red Wil low county has nine delegates. Sixty Dollars 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. Miss Furbush announces the fall and winter opening at the Bazar millinery store for October 3rd, next Tuesday. See advertisement. On Tuesday this week, Wm. Coleman, sold to Geo. C. Whisler of Iowa, a quar ter section in section 18-4-30. A car-load of California fruit was re ceived by our merchants, first of the week. _ Tuesday, F.S.Wilcox shipped a couple cars of hogs into the Omaha market. SPECIAL BARGAINS THIS WEEK -AT THE C. 0. D. STORE. 20 lbs. Granulated Sugar for Si.oo with the following order amounting to $2.25. 1 Pound Basket Fired Japan Tea .. ,6oc. 1 Pound Assorted Spices.40c. 1 Pound Can Columbia Yeast Powder.25C. And remember that this is the regular retail price of these articles. Cash paid for Butter and Eggs. J. W. McKenna, Proprietor.