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Still the rush continues to the world’s
Dan Hupp is putting up an elevator
over in Lebanon.
Last Saturday was an unusually busy
day for our merchants.
An Indianola democrat thinks that
McCook endorsements come too high.
Work was instituted, first of the week,
on Colonel II. II. Rasterday’s new resi
dence on Marshall street.
Grand Master Workman Tate deliv
ered a free lecture in Indianola, Monday
evening, in the interest of the order.
The Improved Order of Red Men will
hold their first annual ball in the opera
house on Thursday, November 2d. Reiz
enstein's orchestra will provide the music.
Fossil cats of the triassic period have
been discovered down in South McCook,
and we learn that an interprising citizen
contemplates tilling a crop of petrified
toms and tabbies.
W. A. Dilworth was elected grand
chancellor of the Knights of Pythias at
the grand lodge session in Omaha, last
week, and Harry Shaffer was re-elected
grand keeper of records and seal.
The kaleidoscope of medical fads just
now presents the public with a newly
discovered treatment of consumption.
The time-honored elixir of life is expected
to reappear with the next turn of the
Colonel Frank Huber was found guilty
on the 13th in Lincoln of swiping $90 in
pennies from a peanut and candy stand.
The Colonel evidently cannot stand the
rare air which made Charlie Moser
W. F. Dale and Silas A. Holcomb will
speak in Indianola on Friday, October
27th. The populists are figuring on a
great rally on that occasion. These
same gentlemen may appear in McCook
about the same date.
The Independent caucus for Willow
Grove precinct, Saturday’, placed in nomi
ation as their precinct ticket: For con
stables, Mike Reiswick and Jack Dwyer;
assessor, Page Francis. The rest of the
precinct ticket was left vacant.
Evidently “our boys were not in it”
at the Imperial races, close of last week,
according to the Imperial Enterprise, at
least, they were not: “The McCook fel
lows went home with heavy hearts and
light purses, sad and more wise. Come
Las'. Friday morning death claimed
Lizzie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M.
Matson, who has long been a sufferer
from consumption. The deceased was 25
years of age. Services were held at the
residence by Rev. A. W. Coffman, Sat
urday aiternoon, interment following in
Longview cemetery. The bereaved ones
have much sympathy.
Demorest’s Magazine for November is
at hand and leads all other similar pub
lications in the literary and illustration
departments. There is never anything
dull or stupid in Demorest’s. The finest
engravings and the most finished arti
cles, fashion, etc., are to be found in
that matchless magazine.
As fall is here and the prairie grass is
fast drying up, and prairie fires are like
ly to occur soon, every farmer who is
not protected should plow four furrows
around his place, and two rods inside of
this he should plow four more. Then
later in the season when the grass has
become thoroughly dry, burn out the
space between the furrows, which will
afford protection aganst these fires, which
in nine cases out of ten, are due to care
lessness. Protect your premises in time,
and right now is the time.
During these stringent times Nebraska
in general has moved along at a fair,
prosperous rate of speed. Bank failures
have not been so numerous as in states
north, south, and east. Manufacturers
have not shut down nor failed as in old
er states, while business failures have
not increased very materially over ordi
nary years. The small wage earner has
saved his earnings for the purpose of
investing in real estate instead of spend
ing them in the full realization of easily
getting more. The above features of the
so-called hard times, we are glad to note,
have not been so really bad after all and
may ultimately prove a blessing in dis
In looking over the proceedings of the
Red Willow county Republican conven
tion we notice that J. C. Moore of Tyrone
was nominated on the first ballot for
i county superintendent of public schools.
Republicans of Red Willow, we congrat
ulate you on your choice, and assure you
that if Mr. Moore is elected to the posi
tion to which he aspires, he will fill it in
/ such a manner as to bring honor to him
self and credit to the party that elected
him. Mr. Moore was raised in the same
neighborhood in the east with us, where
we assure you, he stands high in the
opinion of the people as a gentleman, a
scholar and a teacher. In the eastern
part of the county he needs no introduc
tion, while in the western part of Furnas
county, the people, knowing his qualifi
cations, feel anxious that he should be
Cottage Prayer Meetings.
Commencing next week and continu
ing until further notice, the prayer
meeting committee of the Christian En
deavor society, of our city, have arrang
ed to hold “cottage prayer meetings”
on Monday and Saturday evenings of
each week. It is sincerely hoped that
this effort on the part of the society will
be appreciateil and liberally responded
to. It is not being done for money,
honor, or fun, but is undertaken earnest
ly and heartily for the cause of Christ
here. To those who cannot get out to
the regular Wednesday evening meetings
at our vario us churches, this invitation
is extended; if you can’t go to prayer
meetings, the meeting will go to you, at
your home. We would suggest that you
arrange for a meeting at your house and
then invite your neighbors in with you.
They will not be long; when the inter
est ceases we will close it.
Remember they can only be held on
Monday and Saturday evenings. If you
would like to have one at your house,
drop a note to the chairman, C. T. Wat
son, who will notify you upon what eve
ning they can hold it. All invitations
accepted in the order received; first come
Last World’s Fair Opportunity.
October 15th to 31st, the Burlington
Route will sell round trip tickets to Chi
cago at less than half rates, tickets good
for return until November 15th. This is
positively your very’ last opportunity of
cheaply and easily reaching Chicago dur
ing the World’s fair. Do not allow it to
pass. A lifetime of regret is in store for
everyone who fails to to visit this great
est of all great expositions. See your
nearest Burlington Route ticket agent
and obtain full information about rates
Is the mayor really after the gamblers,
or is he only playing horse?
The white wing conference did not
materialize on Saturday last.
One of John Mitchell’s children is sick
with a severe case of tonsilitis.
The grand lodge of Nebraska Odd Fel
lows met in Lincoln, Tuesday.
One of H. Stone’s children is recover
ing from a threatened attack of pneu
The old Bump restaurant has been re
opened by Mrs. Adams in rear of the
Now is the time to advertise for the
holiday trade and The Tribune is the
paper to reach the people.
The Republican county central com
mittee meeting was well attended, at
Indianola, Monday afternoon.
One of the men employed in putting
up the new standpipe, Joseph Shirley by
name, is suffering with a crushed thumb.
The music of the pump house w-histle
will be heard no more till April 15th
next. The lawn season closed on Sun
Holiday goods will soon be making
their appearance in the shop -windows,
some of the merchants having already
purchased in that line quite extensively.
Special round trip rates to St. Louis,
October 15th to 31st, good to return un
til November 15th. Good only for con
tinuous passage in each direction. Tick
ets now on sale for only $15.39.
The Endeavor society- elected the fol
lowing officers for the ensuing six months:
Russell McMillen, pres.. Miss Clara Le
Hew, vice pres., Bliss Rittenhouse, cor.
sec'y, Bliss Tobart, recording sec’y, Bliss
The landscape has assumed the many
tints of autumn and the trees are begin
ning to shed their summer foliage. The
chilling blasts from the north remind us
that grim winter is not far in the future
and that the frost king will soon again
assume his icy sceptre.
Notification of a change in the form of
post-office money orders has just been
sent out by the post-office department.
This introduces into the order the name
of the payee, and makes the money or
der negotiable the same as a bank check.
The forms will be sent to all the post
offices as rapidly as the old ones which
they now have are used up.
Land is the true basis of all values
It don’t burn up, it don’t blow away,
rust doth not corrode it, moth doth not
corrupt it, neither can the thief break
through and swipe it. In these times
of financial uncertainty it is the safest
investment of ’em all. Friend, in all
thy getting, get real estate, and in thy
declining years it will be a source of
revenue and a sure indemnity against
the emergencies of a rainy day.
A postage stamp conundrum is going
the rounds. A young lady entered a post
office, handed in a dollar bill and said
she wanted twice as many twos as ones
and the balance in threes. The clerk
started in to count the stamps, grew per
plexed, commenced figuring and figured
until he got red in the face, when the
young lady informed him that she was in
a hurry, that he could figure it out and
that she would call next day for them.
Now who can figure out how many
stamps were given the young lady when
she called the next day.
See Kalstedt’s new advertisement in
this issue. __
This is no year for mud slinging, re
Township organization has already
secured a large following in the country
A number of fine bunches of quail may
be seen in the city. May they never be
R. L. Muckey lost the end of the in
dex finger of his left hand, a few days
since, in a chain.
Colonel Edwards, this is Colonel Camp
bell. Colonel Brewer allow me, Colonels
Edwards and Campbell.
The effects of the Radtke cigar manu
factory were sold by Deputy Sheriff
Babcock, Wednesday afternoon.
We understand that the Imperial
“bleeds" about “broke” a few of our
“dead game sports,” at last week’s races.
The gambling houses of the city were
ordered closed on Saturday night. Is it
a game of free-out, or have they all clos
Usual Episcopal services in Meeker
hall, Sunday morning, by the rector,
Rev. Frank Durant. Sunday school im
mediately following the services.
This week, Jacob Rief of Arapahoe
moved into the city and has opened up a
cigar manufactory in the old Radtke
stand. This gives us five cigar factories
Arrangements are being made for the
delivery of four or five Republican
speeches in the principal towns of the
county, dates to be announced in the
Sylvester Cordeal is putting over $300
worth of improvements on his residence
recently purcalised from T. G. Rees. It
will be among our best and most conven
ient and comfortable homes.
From some of the campaign lies al
ready floating around one can readily
conclude that the tribe of Ananias is still
represented in this neighborhood. But
even an Ananias can be palsied.
The concert announced to be given by
Rev. Frank Durant in the opera hall will
be held on Saturday evening, November
nth. Programme of the same will ap
pear in the near future. It promises to
be of unusual excellence.
State Senator W. F. Dale and Judge S.
A. Holcomb will speak in McCook, on
the evening of Friday, October 27th, at
7.30oclock, coming here from Indianola,
where they will also speak in the,after
noon of the same day.
j The Congregational church pulpit will
| be filled on next Sunday morning and
evening at usual hours by Rev. George
E. Taylor of Indianola. On Sunday a
week a gentlemen from Knoxville, Illin
ois, is ezpected to preach.
Come out to the Lutheran (brick)
church, next Tuesday night, Oct. 24.
We want to organize an old-fashioned
singing school, free to every body; with
out expense except for books. Young
and old come and bring your friends at
7.30 p. m._
The city authorities are putting in more
tiling culverts, this week. At the inter
section of Main and Dennison, and the
intersection of Marshall and Madison
and Douglas streets. This good work
j should have begun years ago. The city
I would have saved considerable money.
Lenliart, the West Dennison street
laundryman, was fined $1.00 and costs,
Wednesday, for maintaining a public
nuisance by running soap-suds and dirtv
water out into the gutter contrary to
ordinance made and provided, and not
withstanding sundry notices not to con
tinue doing tliusly to the pain of the
Fowler Wilcox went up to Roggeu,
Colorado, Friday, for 150 head of feeders,
which he will have fed for market by J.
W. Miner of Cedar Bluffs, Kansas. He
will also bring two cars of fancy Alfalfa
beef heifers for market purposes. He ex
pects to arrive home tomorrow morning.
Besides these he has contracted for 100
head of steers to be delivered November
The weather so far this mouth has
been as fickle as a summer girl in the
height of the season, The wind bloweth
where it listeth, and when it cliooseth,
and as hard as it mindeth. And the
sun shineth, and it don’t shine, and it’s
cold and hot, and chilly and warm by
turns and streaks, and altogether Nebras
ka’s October this year seems to have tak
en on a tantrum which the weather clerk
should investigate without delay as some
thing is surely out of whack with the
The manufacture of sweet grapes into
granulated sugar is said to have been
successfully accomplished by a Californ
ian. Grapes are notably rich in sugar
and as they can be grown almost any
where in the temperate zone the success
of the process would add immensely to
the wealth of the United States. Besides
it would afford great satisfaction to
the prohibitionists, and little blessings
like that must not be overlooked. Let
us hope that the news will be confirmed
in the near future.
The Tables Turned.
The McNeely brick was the scene of a
most hilariously funny incident, Monday
night, in which a company of jokers
were completely routed. It appears that
Ed Rohlf, George Seymore, H. L. Da
vidson and W. B. Lichty were the arch
conspirators, and unsophisticated Pete
Madsen,cobbler at the Boston shoe store,
was to have been the victim. It was on
the program to enter Pete’s room, Mon
day night, and to hold him up in regular
western style. Pete, it seems, was bunk
ing with Lichty by pre-arrangement. So
at the hour appointed Rohlf, Seymore
and Davidson, armed and masked, en
tered Lichty’s domicile and arousing
Pete from his virtuous couch demanded
in fierce tones his money or his life.
But Pete loved both dearly and reaching
for his gun commenced firing promiscu
ously into the company of would-be
burglars. Then ensued a scene of con
fusion and flight unequaled since Bull
Run. Some of the robbers are thought
to be on the “dead run” yet. Pete, of
course, had been posted and his revolver
was loaded with blank cartridges. The
affair was witnessed by a number of out
siders who are yet making life miserable
for the jokers. After the stampede the
boys had some difficulty in convincing
Lichty that Pete hadn’t attempted self
Preaching at South McCook school
house, Oct. 22nd, 3 p. m. Let every
body come and bring your Gospel Hymns.
At the M. E. church, Sunday, Oct. 22,
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Sermon at 11
a. m., subject: “God, the P'ather Al
mighty.” Sermon at 7:30 p. m., subject:
‘‘The Epworth League, its place and
worth in Methodism.” Prayer meeting
Wednesday evening. All are cordially
invited to attend.
The Junior League at 3 p. m. The Ep
worth League at 6:30 p. m.
A. W. Coffman, Pastor.
The work of registration is proceeding
very slowly, and the prospects for a
small vote are good, unless a vigorous
move is made to have a complete regis
tration. Up to date but 295 names have
been enrolled on the books, being divid
ed in the following manner: First dis
trict-lst precinct, 95; second district-90.
Second ward-ist, precinct, 62, second
The next date for registration will be
on Thursday of next week, October 26th.
Don’t fail to attend to this important
Register next Thursday.
We are in the tumultuous midst of fall
Whist clubs threaten to become fash
ionable, this winter.
The boiler makers are at work again
after a few days of vacation.
The concert has been postponed until
Saturday evening, November nth.
Fusion, when it has accomplished its
perfect work, brings forth confusion.
McCook people should be satisfied
with the improvements made this year.
The mayoralty of McCook is thought
by some to be worth about $2,000 a year.
Col. Harris says the white wings will
support the prohibition ticket, maybe.
This is a city of restaurants. It’s a
wonder how so many survive and appar
We learn that Ex-Congressman Laws
is engaged in the land business down in
Oklahoma, in partnership with some
Bump seems to be wedded to the res
taurant business. He is preparing to en
gage in the business in the location just
recently vacated by Hiller.
A. R. Prentice of Lee county, 111., pur
chased through W. Coleman, the south
half of section 16-4-30. He expects to
build on it this fall, and move on to it in
the spring, and turn it over.
E. A. Sexson and wife left for Arapa
hoe Monday in response to a telegram
announcing the death of Mr. Sexson’s
father. Wm. Sexson went down Tues
day to attend the funeral.—Indianola
Frank Carruth was called down
to Plattsmouth on business, last night.
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Beggs are back
from their trip east and to the world’s
C. M. Noble and E. C. Ballew
drove down to see the races at Indianola,
F. J. Chaloupka, the Wilber mill
man, was in the metropolis, Wednesday,
on mill business.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Odell arrived
from Brooklyn, Iowa, Friday last and are
the guests of relatives in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Troxel will de
part for the south to spend the winter,
Sunday. They will take in the white
city on the way.
Charles Stewart, owner of the well
known Burtless ranch on Dry creek, was
here from Easton, Pa., fore part of the
week, looking upon his valuable interests
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
Judge Benson sojourned with us brief
J. A. CoRDEAL wandered off to Omaha,
Tuesday night, on some business.
Mrs. L. J. Burtless arrived home,
Wednesday night, from the east.
A. J. Morgan of our city was a Grand
hotel guest at Lincoln, Monday.
Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Thomas arrived
home, Monday noon, from Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Hart arrived
home, on Saturday last, from the fair.
C. L. DeGroff is having steam heat
ing apparatus placed in his residence,
N. A. Crawford came in from the
white city and his eastern visit, Wednes
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kaime came in
from Chicago, Wednesday afternoon on
delayed No. i.
J. H. Goodrich came up from Hold
rege, Wednesday afternoon, on some
Mrs. Chas. T. Eller is visiting with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Randall
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Bullard came
in from Omaha, Tuesday night, on their
way to Palisade.
Rev. Bartlett and wife are down
from Stockville on a visit to their daugh
ter, Mrs. C. T. Begg.
Mesdames A. P. Welles and A.
K.ALSTEDT arrived home from Illinois,
Mrs. U. G. Moser arrived home, Tues
day night, from her protracted absence
in Iowa and at the fair.
Mrs. George E. Johnston and Miss
Della departed on 2, Tuesday morning,
on a brief visit to the fair.
George Hocknell went up to Den
ver, Wednesday night, on business, re
turning home this morning.
A. C. NETTLETON, Sr., arrived on
Monday night, from Stockbridge, Mass.,
and is visiting his son here.
D. Gurnsey of Council Bluffs was a
city visitor, Tuesday night, on his way
up the Frenchman to his ranch.
Mrs. S. L. Green will depart for Cali
fornia on next Sunday. The doctor will
accompany her as far as Denver.
Sidney Dodge and wife put in an ap
perance, Wednesday night, from their
trip to the Columbian exposition.
Mesdames Vina Wood, C. T. Brew
er and W. C. LaTourette departed on
Wednesday morning for the world’s fair.
Messrs. E. E. Lowman, E. L. Lay
cock and Joseph Reizenstein left for
the white city on No. 2, yesterday morn
G. Q. Thompson’s family has arrived
in the city and they have gone to house
keeping in the northwestern part of the
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Meeker3are
taking in the World’s fair, this week.
They left for Chicago on Monday after
Squire Fisher and wife of Wauneta
spent Wednesday night in the city on
their homeward way from seeing the
Mr. Anderson of the McCook mar
ble works, and wife, were the guests of
friends at Batin, Webster county, close
of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert McMillen
arrived home, Wednesday night, from a
two months absence in Pennsylvania and
at the world’s fair.
BERT Wolfe of Benkelman lias been
filling Mart Eaton’s position in the Citi
zen’s bank, during Mart’s absence at the
fair and elsewhere.
George E. Thompson, who lias been
east buying goods, arrived home, last
Saturday night. Mrs. Thompson and
little daughter accompanied him.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meyer and
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Meyer departed on 6,
Tuesday, on a visit to the fair and to
their old Illinois home and friends.
W. M. Jones arrived home from his
trip to Oklahoma, close of last week.
He has no use for that country and is
more than pleased to be in Red Willow
Miss Anna Burkett andMrs.W.H.
Taylor of Exeter, Nebraska, have been
guests of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Burkett this
week. They will depart for home on to
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Rees left on 6,
last evening, for their future home in St.
Augustine, Florida. Contentment, hap
piness and success go with them is the
wish of all their McCook friends.
Mrs. U. J.Warren entertained a jolly
company of young folks, last Friday
evening, in honor of Mrs. E. M. Jones,
who with her mother, Mrs. J.T. Bullard,
were en-route to Omaha from Palisade. j
They- left on the midnight passenger.
Hugh Thompson arrived home from
Chicago, Tuesday noon. He was accom
panied by his two daughters, who have l
been absent in Iowa, for a number of
months, for the benefit of the younger’s
health, which it is gratifying to learn,
has been greatly improved.
The Bachelor Girl.
About thirty years ago, or more, when
a young girl in the family had reached
the ripe and mature age of twenty five
or thirty and lived until that time iinuiur
ried, a fiat in society went forth, after
that period she deserved the cognomen of
the old maid, and in those days the title
was accepted without reservation, and
the term “laid on the shelf" was many
times unhappily used. This old-fashion
ed girl being simply and purely educated
whilst the pursuits of the age were nar
row where the advancement of women
were concerned, a responsibility in life
was needed after the first blush of youth
had banished. It was then that this ripe
and full grown woman became a person
of importance in the family. From year
to year the boys and girls have left the
parental roof for a nest all their own.
Whilst this clever helper remained to be
the solace and comfort in the household
and fill the position of the useful mem
ber, she acted her part well, with a dig
nity and cheer that was unrivalled. Far
and near she was termed the Angel of
Mercy. The saint who was proof against
all difficulties. The harbinger of peace,
that straightened out all the stony paths
and brought clear sunshine amid the
troubled waters in life to those who were
sick, timid and sorrowful. Fordid not
her dear hand cook nil the titbits for the
weak and tired invalid so invitingly, and
when a marriage was on the tapis, it was
she who with skillful fingers plied the
needle so tastefully and steadily, and
dressed when the time came the victim
for the marriage feast.—Oliver Bell Bunce
in November Godey’s.
Have You Ever Stopped to Think
That you are only getting lialfas much
for your dollar when you are taking a
weekly as you would get if you were a
subscriber to The Semi-Weekly Jour
nal? It is a fact, however, because The
Journal gives you two complete papers
each week, with markets and telegraphic
news, 104 papers a year, making it al
most as good as a daily. Just now we
are offering it to January 1,1S95, for One
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in the west. It is both a national and
state paper. The best editorials; tin
best condensed news; the best stories;
the best special departments; the best of
of everything, all for £1.00 a year. Our
premium department is a hummer.
Send for a sample copy of the paper ami
see for yourself. Here are a few of them:
Handsomely bound copy of Dream Life,
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Addresses, and The Journal, $1.25; Life
of Spurgeon, U. S. History, Stanley in
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Nebraska State Journal,
Notice of Registration.
Notice is hereby given that registra
tion boards will be in session October
10th, 18th and 26th and November 3d
and 4th, 1893, at the following places:
First ward, precinct 1, at Commercial
First ward, precinct 2, at C. L. Miller's
i Second ward, precinct 1, at City hall.
Second ward, precinct 2, at Philip
Blatt’s bottling works.
U. J. Warren, City Clerk.
McCook, Neb., Oct. 6th, 1893.
We make a specialty of fine job print
ing. Our samples of fashionable and ele
gant stationery for invitations, programs,
etc., is not excelled in Nebraska.
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.
Do Not Fail
To take advantage of the World's fair
rates now offered by the Burlington
Route. Round trip tickets at less than
half rates. Your last chance.
Tom Lawless has the contract for
building the school house in dist. No I,
Hayes Co. The Barxett Lumber Ci>
is furnishing the material.
LIST OF PATENTS
Received at the McCook United States land
office, October 18, 1S93.
Axtei, John J. Korns, James.
Bymer, William. Kummer, John.
Burton, William C. Little, Rudolphus T .
Broos, William T. Little, Anna C.
Clarey, William C. Miner, Thomas F.
Coover, John B. Miner, William O.
Clark, Margaret. McShane, James.
Chamberlin, John. Mackey, John J.
Daugherty, John Price, James H.
Evans, Israel W. Pucket, Allen N.
French, Charlie B. Richards, Armstead.
Gangnon, Alexander. Shephard, William G.
Grant, Liberty F. Hannan, Timothy.
Hybl, Josef. Jone.-, Osborne K.
Special Rates to the Pacific Coast.
Effective Oct. 16th, round trip tickets will be
sold to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Colton.
San Bernardino and San Diego. California at
very low rates. For full particulars regarding
rates, etc., call on or address
C. E. Magner, Agent
Sheriff Banks has made an unually compe
tent officer. His re-election should be made
certain by a rousing plurality. Work and vote
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