The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, February 09, 1894, Image 5
r w J. H. Dwyer is doing missionary work, for the coming order, in Arapahoe this ^ week. A. J. Bump announces that he expects to have ninety charter members in Oberlin. A lodge will be organized in Danbury, Saturday night, with a membership of at least twenty-five. A. J. Clute and W. H. Davis are in Cambridge to organize a lodge, going down on Wednesday morning. “The Star of Jupiter” now has ten regularly commissioned organizers in the field; and there are more coming. Elmer Rowell and Cal. Throne went down to Blue Hill Wednesday morning to work up a lodge of “The Star of Ju piter.” The title of our new mutual benefic iary society—“The Star of Jupiter”— frequently may be found in our local ex changes. A. F. Moore and Mike Reiswick are in Franklin county in the interest of “The Star of Jupiter.” They went down on Wednesday morning. Supreme Lecturer McBride addressed the people of Danbury Tuesday night on the advantages of the order. They ex pect soon to organize there. F. Bert Risley was down from Trenton Tuesday evening. Bert is arranging to go on the road for the coming benefic iary order, and will likely interview the people of Palisade and vicinity on that question, close of this week. They are working up a lodge in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, about fifteen miles north-west of here, aud expect to start soon with a goodly membership. Supreme Lecturer McBride started the ball a-rolling on Monday night. Frank Strout came down from Cul bertson,Tuesday night,to enter up on the work of organizer for “The Star of Ju piter.” He left for Arapahoe, Wednes day evening in compauy with J. H. Dwyer. Frank is an experienced insur ance man and regards the Star as a sure winner. Wedding bells again in Alma, and never did they chime more sweetly, nor under auspices more happy. At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Moore, the ceremony took place. Presiding Elder Hale officiated, assisted by Rev. Messrs. Baker and Ric ker. The principals to the solemn com pact were Rev. N. J. Chrysler of Frank lin and Miss Grace Moore of this city. Miss Hattie Hale was maid of honor, and Miss Alta Slawson played the wed ding march. The happy occasion, and the abundant repast, were heartily en joyed by a concourse of relatives and in timate friends. Rev. and Mrs. Chrysler will return at once to their future home in Franklin.—Alma Record. The farmers of Nebraska must be fully awake to the danger and disaster which confronts them in the spreading of the Russian thistle. Some counties in South Dakota have been practically abandoned to the sheep on account of the wide-spread of the pesky thistle. The thistle is already well seeded in Nebraska. Its spread will be fast, un less the work of extermination is promptly commenced and persistently followed. While its presence is but slightly felt in Red Willow county, it should be remembered that eternal vigilance may be required to keep the thistle from over-running our fair fields. The spacious Temple hall was the scene of a brilliant and felicitous gath ering Tuesday evening, the occasion of the second annual ball by Ruthven di vision, No. 95, Knights of Pythias. The Knights and their friends were present in large number, the former in full uni form. One of the features of the even ing was an exhibition drill by a com pany of Knights. Prof. Reisenstein’s orchestra furnished the music for the ball, which was in every essential fea ture one of the most entrancing of the winter. The ladies of the Episcopal guild served a supper in the south room of the building. — They have deep snow in the moun tains this winter and that means full riv ers and abundance of water for irrigating purposes in those streams flowing through and near to Nebraska. It also means plentiful rains for this state next sum mer when this snow melts. It further more means that there well be plenty of water for the Meeker canal. S. W. Stilgebouer of Danbury raised 220 bushels of alfalfa seed on forty acres. His son S. H. brought 186 bush els of it to Bartley this week and it is all sold to fanners who live near here. Considering the hard times, $930 is Considerable for the farmers to invest in seed.—Bartley Inter-Ocean. The participants in the late poverty ball were so delighted thetewith that there is considerable talk of holding a calico ball in the near future. Some people make the fatal mistake of trying to bore a 12 inch hole with a 6 inch auger. SHIRTS TO ORDER! Dress or Neglige* Large line of samples to select from. We take your MEASURE aud WE GUARANTEE FIT and PRICE. FAMOUS CLOTHING CO. The Directors Meet. Tlie directors of the Red Willow County Agricultural Society held their meeting in the court house at Iudianola, last Saturday. The premium list was revised for the coming fair, the date for holding which was designated as the week before the holding of the State fair. The executive committee was or dered to secure the needed stationery. The following superintendents of classes were elected: 1. Joseph Benka. 2. Samuel Ball. 3. J F. Black. 4. E. A. Sexson. 5. Mrs. Wm. Windhurst. 6. Stephen Bolles. 7. A. M. Anderson. 8. Mrs. J. I. Grundy. 9. J. H. Bayston. 10. Mrs. E. A. Sexson. 11. Taylor F. Wei born. 12. Mrs. I. A. Sheridan. 13. Mrs. C. D. Cramer. 14. Horace Taylor. 15. Frank Fritscli. 16. W. A. McCool. 17. George Younger. If Colonel Peterson could only organ ize himself, and had a lever of sufficient length, and a proper fulcrum, and a few more ifs, he could move the earth—may be! If he had water enough, money enough, and ifs enough, he might give us a waterpower, the rival of the bound less and tremendous Niagara, perhaps! If he could just organize the right sort of a compact board of trade, with pull enough, and himself in the “push,” of course, he would have the multitude falling over themselves to get to McCook and Red Willow county, possibly! In fact if he could annihilate the subjunct ive mood entirely there is no measuring the possibilities of the future. But—! How about a wind mill manufactory? The Chicage Inter Ocean has just made an announcement which for liber ality is not likely to be duplicated soon. This offer makes it possible for every one to begin now and secure the entire series of that wonderful set of World’s Fair pictures everybody is talking about, and this without the Coupon Certificate heretofore used. A new subscriber has to pay no more than a regular reader and besides gets them nearly all at once. However there is too much detail to ex plain here, but the system is certainly a good one for new subscribers. The ladies of the Episcopal church should not be held responsible for the misapprehension of the amount to be charged for the supper at the Pythian ball, Tuesdaj- night. The fact that oys ters were to be extr'a was to have been announced at the sale of ticket, but was forgotten, lienee a regretable misunder standing. Married—Monday evening, Squire Berry united in marrige Albert J. Hardy and Carrie M. Clarkston, both of Pali sade. The ceremony was performed at the residence of J. J. Garrard. The groom was formerly in the employ of W. M. Anderson, of our city, and is well and favorably known here. Stockmen will do well to see W. N. Rogers,the Hereford breeder,when seek ing to improve their herds. The Shade land Stock Farm herd has no equal in south-western Nebraska, and few in the entire state. See his advertisement in in this issue. From and after February ist all ac counts must be paid monthly. No credit will be given any one who does not com ply with this rule. This is final. M. E. Knipple. The esteemed Times has the Indianola correspondence under the caption, “Among the Farmers.” Will Colonel Peterson please arise and explain what the people of Indianola farm? The Pythian band of our city has been ppo inted as the brigade band of Ne biaska uniformed rank, Knights of Pythias. The boys will fill the position proudly, too. The reception and ball by the L. O. T. M., Washington's birthday, promises to be a unique affair of interesting and de lightful particulars. The new meat market of Stone & Henning will be open for business to morrow. First door east of S. M. Coch ran & Co. Are you prepared for tile coming prairie fires? They are shortly due. Are your guards plowed? Don’t neglect this. A number of land-seekers in town, this W’eek. Real estate values, by the way, are very firm and steady. Red Willow county’s roads have been vastly improved during the past year or two. Agitation, you know. Farm Loans. We are prepared to make loans on a few choice farms. Colvin & Beggs. RELIGIOl S MATTERS. Services in the Masonic hall, Sunday moring and evening, by Rev. Erank Durant. Services by Elder McBride in the Lutheran church, Sunday morning and evening. Elder D. L. McBride immersed eleven persons in Spring creek, north west of the city, last Saturday. Rev. H. L. Preston of Rico, Colorado, will occupy the Congregational pulpit, Sunday morning and evening. Chas. Heber will act as Assistant Librarian in the Baptist church for Bible study, commencing next Sunday. An average of forty books per Sunday are taken from this library by the scholars. Second quarterly meeting will be held in the Methodist church on February 10th and nth. Preaching on Saturday night at 7:30 by Presiding Elder C. A. Hale. Quarterly conference at close of sermon. Communion at close of Sun day morning sermon. Evening services and Epworth League at usual hours. A. W. Coffman, Pastor. The thirteenth anniversary of the Christian Endeavor Society was cele brated on last Sunday evening in the Lutheran church with appropriate and interesting exercises. The services were union in character and were participated in by the Congregational, Episcopal and Baptist brethren, and the attendance was so large that the seating capacity of the church was not sufficient to accommo date many. The programme embraced music by the Endeavor choir and or chestra, addresses, etc. “Inter-denomi national Christianity’ ’ was the topic upon which Mr. H. L. Preston, of Rico, Colo rado, spoke showing how the movement stood for good among the denomina tions. Rev. Frank Durant followed with an excellent and thoughtful sermon on “Self-culture and Self-sacrifice.” Elder D. L. McBride closing with one of his characteristic and interesting talks on “The History of the Movement and a look into the Future.” The bccasion was a memorable one, and the commem oration was of a type entirely creditable to the young people, who are a promi nent and powerful factor in the religious life and progress of this city. SCHOOL NOTES. An expulsion this week, which is a rare occurrence in the McCook schools. L. W. Stayner is now holding the ses sion of his short-hand class in the east ward building. The Lantern class expect to entertain another school from the country at their exercises tonight. The teachers’ institute for Red Wil low county will be held in McCook. It will begin July 9th and continue four weeks. A prospectus will be sent out soon to all the teachers, giving a de tailed plan of the work. A four weeks institute will give all an opportunity to prepare for better work in the school room. J. H. BaysTON, County Superintendent. The following from the Washington Post concerning a former McCook pub lic school student will be read with great interest by her many admiring friends here: Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett is looking very well this winter in spite cf the injury to her arm from a fall on the steamer coming over. Ev ery morning since her return she may be seen walking out Massachusetts avenue and taking the anti-breakfast constitu tional which is so necessary to her health as the nearest approach to the open air life which she loves so much and which is such an inspiration to her work. Al though still in half mourning, she has been going out this winter more than for many years. At her pleasant Tues day afternoon receptions she is always assisted by her sister, Mrs. Jordan, who will make her home here in future and who is the Edith in ‘ ‘The One I Knew the Best of All.” Visitors this winter have been introduced to a shy, modest looking little girl as Miss Davis, but ve ry few have associated this little lady, who looks like a school girl, although she is twenty years old, with the author of some charming verses which have ap peared lately in Kate Field’s Washing ton under the signature of Bertha Gar naux Davis. Miss Davis was a High School girl and was associated last year with Vivian Burnett on the editorial staff of the Review, in which many of her po ems were published. Mrs. Burnett, who is keenly sympathetic with her son’s in terests, always reads the Review’, and being struck by the mertits of Miss Da vis’ work, with her usual kindness and interest in budding talent made her ac quaintance and has given her much in courageuient. Miss Davis’ poems have been accepted and will soon appear in other papers. They are singularly fin ished in technique, sweet and fresh with the breath of nature and the love of flowers and out-of-door life. By the by, Vivian Burnett may be said to have be gun his literary career, an article of his having just been accepted by McClure’s Magazine. Live Pigeons Wanted. $1.00 per dozen paid for live pigeons, if delivered on or before February 12th. W. C. LaTourETTE. The Shooting Tournament. The McCook Gun club have arranged for a shooting tournament to be held in this city on Wednesday, February 14th, 1894. Following we give the program and rules: PROGRAMME. Shoot No. 1. Ten Blue Rocks, un known angles. Three monies. Shoot No. 2. Ten Blue Rocks, un known angles. Three monies. Shoot No. 3. Miss and out at Blue Rocks, unknown angles. 25c entrance; for pair $5.00 Shoes donated by The Boston Shoe Store, E. L. haycock, Pro prietor. Shoot No. 4. Seven live birds. Three monies. Shoot No. 5. Ten Blue Rocks, un known angles. $1.00 entrance. First, 60 per cent; second, 40 per cent; third, one set Rogers Brothers’ silver plated Knives and Forks, donated by H. P. Sutton, The Leading Jeweler. Shoot No. 6. Miss and out at Blue Rocks. 25c entrance; for box Cigars, donated by W. M. Lewis. Shoot No. 7. Seven live birds. $2.40 entrance. Three monies. Shoot No. 8. Miss and out. 25c en trance. One hundred nitro powder loaded shells, donated by W. C. La Tourettee. instructions. All shootiug to be under American Shooting Association Rules, except that one trap only will be used. Targets Nos. one, two and five 2c each. No charges for targets in Nos. three, six and eight. Live birds in Nos. four and six $1.00. Any shooter in a tie for a cash prize may withdraw his portion without a shoot off. Tie shooting, miss and out, winner to pay for tie birds or targets. Shooting will commence at 9:30 a. m. sharp, central time. Shooters from neighboring towns cor dially invited and a pleasant time guar anteed. W. C. LaTourette, Secretary. A good audience greeted the perfor mance of “The Old Homestead” at the Menard, Saturday evening. All things considered, the performance was fairly meritorious. The only disagree able feature of the evening being the re peated interruptions of the players by one or two individuals, who were evi dently laboring under a “load.” Be sides the merited “roast” received they should have been ejected from the hall. Better order should be preserved in the future. Too much hoodlumery lately. The rate of taxation is rapidly ap proaching practical confiscation in this city. With the greater portion of $6, ooo derived from saloons, and the limit of taxation reached, if not over reached, for school purposes, we are now con fronted with an empty school treasury. This, with the problem of the erection of another school building in the near future is calculated to appall the thought ful tax payer. An energetic effort should be made in the direction of decreasing the expenses of our municipal government. For a starter the salaries of city officials should be cut right in twain. We are too metropolitan in that respect any how. _ We were misinformed, last week, con cerning the false fire alarm. Jack Stein metz was not burning rubbish contrary to ordinance made and provided, but a bucket of hot and burning tar being pre pared for repairing the opera house roof caused the commotion. Mrs. Laura Allington has applied for a divorce from her husband, Eli J. Al lington, a former county commissioner of our county, on the grounds of aban donment. She prays for the custody of the children. The change from yesterday’s sunshine and warmth to the snow and blow of to day is neither unexpected nor undesir able. This weather is more becoming the month, and more of it will be hailed with joy. M. C. Solliday has arrived from Hall county and rented a farm down in Dan bury precinct. He is staying with J. B. Miller for the present, and is a nephew of Jas. Wright, a rustler of the tribe of Eli. Advertisers who really desire to reach the people who are the people, must stick close to every issue of The Tri bune. This issue for instance will go into many new homes. We understand that an effort is being made to start a newspaper in Danbury. Such an enterprise can hardly succeed in so small a field as is presented by Danbury and vicinity. Two parties purchased 40 extra copies of last week’s Tribune. And it wasn’t a large week for extras either. There is a rumor of the discovery of a three feet vein of coal at Palisade, which lacks confirmation. Remember The Tribune is the offic ial paper of Red Willow county. It is reliable. _ McCook’s social activity is chiefly confined to the heel, so far this winter. PEOPLE YOU KNOW. Mrs. C. T. II eggs is visiting her par ents up in Stockville. Sidney Dodge went down to Lincoln Wednesday on business. Mrs. J. E. Allen has been in Hol drege part of the week. Mrs. E. N. Lewis is in the city, ply ing her art as dressmaker. R. H. Williams was down from Wau neta, yesterday, on business. Fred Kneeland was down from from Benkelman Saturday night. G. W. KAlMEleft this morning for the Arkansas Hot Springs for treatment. Mrs. S. E. Hager of Indianola was a guest of McCook relatives, yesterday. John Cooper is here from Evanston, Illinois, on a hunt for some real estate. Treasurer Barnes, we regret to learn, has been quite under the weather lately. President Hocknell arrived home Sunday night from his business visit to Chicago. Mrs. M. A. Northrup is here from Chicago, guest of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Boyle. W. H ALLEN and family were up from Indianola, Tuesday, on a shopping and business trip. J. P. Lindsay was over at BeaverCity, fore part of the week, looking after his interests in that city. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Sharer of In dianola spent the early days of the week in the valley’s finest. Mrs. B. F. Troxel arrived home, Wednesday night, from her visit to Kansas City and Beatrice. J. P. Squire came up from Beatrice, Wednesday night, to look after his busi ness interests in this section. John Kummer, who residts a few miles east of the city, left for Iowa this week on an extended business trip. W. C. Randel was up from Red Wil low', Wednesday. He reports the fine milling property at that place as fast going to ruin. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McKenna ar rived home, Tuesday night, and at once went to housekeeping in their cozy home on North Madison. Miss Watson of Grand Island is now employed in the office of the Nebraska Loan and Banking Company as ste nographer and type-writist. S. R. Messner, the Republican war horse, of Beaver precinct, w'as in the city Saturday, on his way home from a visit of some length in the east. Michael O’Leary and family are now residents of our city, living at the McEntee until March first, w'hen he as sumes charge of the property as owner. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Moser are taking great pride and pleasure in their new household treasure—a five pound sou—that came into their home and affections on last Saturday morning. J. E. Kelley went up to Alliance Monday morning to participate in the banquet and ball in Phelan opera house there, Monday night, in honor of the consolidation of the Chadron with the Alliance U. S. land office. The Home Market. Oats.30 Wheat_35 to 45 Corn.20 Potatoes.90 Hogs.$4.50 Hay.$6 to $8 Steers.$3 to $4 Cows, $1.75 to $2.00 Butter.15 Eggs.12'/2 Flour .. ..80 to $1.50 Feed.70 to .80 Reception and Ball. The Lady Maccabees will give a re ception and ball in honor of George and Martha Washington in the A. O. U. W. temple hall, February 22nd, 1894. Committee. Farm Wanted From Owner. One hundred and sixty to 200 acres of land wTith some improvements, inside of three to five miles of McCook, at lowest price for cash. Address, “E. L.,” care McCook Tribune. Bills Must be Paid. All bills must be paid on the 1st and 15th of each month Otherwise no credit will be given. Ed. F. Flitcraft. : Fine Printing. 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. Residence Lot for Sale. A desirable residence lot on Melvin street for sale. Price, very low, $225.00. Call at this office for particulars. Wanted. A woman with two children wants a situation as housekeeper. For particu lars enquire at this office. A few cutters are out today taking ad vantage of the fleeting snow. NORTH DIVIDE NUBBINS. Shrewd farmers forecast their work. Many repairs are now in order and will be until spring comes. If you want to see how much wheat can shrink, just hold it over winter. The comfort of stock at this time of year is money in the own er’s pocket. Every farm should have a good tool house and good tools and then keep them in the house when not in use. A sharp tool saves strength and the expense of getting them in shape now is less than it will be later on. P. J. Farrell has disposed of his land to Herr M. Moehler. We have not heard what the con sideration was. H. K. Bixler expects to dispose of a great many of his forest trees this year, but his ad. does not ap pear in The McCook Tribune. The busy howling of the hun gry coyote creates no ill feeling with us as the hen roosts are emp ty and have been since the last raid. Study proposed far m i ap provements and sow “that patch” to alfalfa. To run a farm is one thing, to run it successfully is another. The experienced farmer can read the character of the soil at the ridges along the road, and that of North Divide shows up pretty well. The mortgage never sleeps and any number of Red Willow county farmers are going to do away with this mortgage business the coming season. “When the farmers suffer all suffer,” was clearly demonstrated during the three or four weeks, which the writer spent casting about in Colorado. Do you know where your farm tools are? If we were to judge from our own experience some of them ought to have been left where they were made. A. F. Reeves has filled his ice house, having stored away about twenty-five tons. Such an amount seems to be enough to sup ply the whole community, but sev eral others are arranging to put up various amounts of this summer commodity. The lending out of- any and all sorts of implements to whoever happens along, is a costly habit that should be discouraged, as too many people find it more conven ient to “bowl up” regular than to keep themselves supplied with tools of any kind. Not a few of the more impatient people are demanding snow or moisture of some sort which we are sure to have in due time. Nothing perhaps would be more severe on stock at this time if we were to have much snow. The year of ’90 compares favorably with the present condition of weather. After a number of hilarious meetings, the Box Elder literary society have about given up the idea of meeting any longer. It is regretable that a certain rogue element are not content with their own kind, but delight in showing their rowdy nature with each op portunity. Keep the best room open at all times to the boys and girls and let there be books and papers ia abundance, from which they may educate themselves. This would seem to be far better than to have the young folks spending so much valuable time in preparation for “the next dance/' There are more good farm houses iu the laud than ever be fore and they are better furnished, have more musical instruments, more tasteful furniture, more to please the cultivated tastes, and more to minister to personal com fort. And all this is increasing. Of course there are farms and farmers that must be excepted but generally speaking farming certainly pays as well here as in a great many other places, whose people and surroundings are not to be compared with those of Bed Willowr county. Connie.