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TWELFTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. MAY 11, 1894. NUMBER 51.
You Know How It Is.
“Father, dear father, come home with
me now, for ma has some carpet to beat;
she’s got all the furniture out in the
yard from the front door clear down to
the street. The stove must come down
and be put in the shed, and the yard
must be cleaned of dead grass, for it is
time to clean house and the devil's to
pay—and the front window needs some
new glass. Father, dear father, come
home with me now, and bring some
bologna and cheese, it’s most 12 o’clock
and there’s nothing to eat—I'm so hun
gry I’m weak in the knees. All the
dinner we’ll have will be cold scraps and
such, and we’ll have to eat standing up
too, for the table and chairs are all out
In the yard, oh I do wish spring cleaning
was through. Father, dear father, come
home with me now, for ma is as mad as
a turk. She says you’re a lazy old thing
and she proposes to put you to work.
There’s painting to do and paper to
hang, and windows and casing to scrub,
for it’s house cleaning time and you’ve
got to come home and revel in suds and
General Coxey Guilty.
It only required the jury ten minutes
to agree on a verdict against General
Coxey, Tuesday. The finding of the
jury was that Coxey, Browne and Jones
are guilty on the first count, which
charges them with carrying banners
designed to bring the Coxey men into
prominence in the capitol grounds. On
the second count, of unlawfully tramping
on the grass of the capitol grounds,
Coxey and Browne were found guilty,
while the charge against Jones was dis
The penalty imposed by the statute
for offences of this kind is ‘ ‘fine or im
prisonment or both at the discretion of
the judge of the police court, the fine
not to exceed $100, the imprisonment
not to exceed sixty days. ’ ’
Notice was given of a motion for a
new' trial, and arrest of judgment was
asked for. The motion will be returna
ble in four days.
Hurry Your Orders.
Judge Blair, state fish commissioner,
says that the last distribution of fish this
spring will be made in June. In order
to have an application considered for
wall-eyed pike, the only fish to be dis
tributed this spring, must be in at least
ten days from this.
It takes fifteen days for pike eggs to
hatch. The board has about 40,000,000
this season in the hatcheries, more than
ever handled in the entire life of the
commission. The rainbow trout will be
distributed next fall. The bass in Sep
tember and October, also. It takes
thirty to forty days for the eggs of these
The commission distributes the fish,
not the eggs, as has been wrongly sup
A Long String.
The delegation that went up to Den
ver, close of last week, in the interest of
the McCook Driving Association, report
that they are assured of a long string of
horses from Denver to participate in our
June races. These, with the local horses
and those that will come in from adjoin
ing towns, will make us plenty of fast
and interesting races, and promise a suc
cessful June meeting.
The local association has already ap
plied for admission into the membership
of the American trotting association.
This Is Too True.
The large towns have bonded them
selves till they are in the soup to their
eyes, and while spending the borrowed
money called it prosperity; now the
small towns are bonding themselves and
while spending the borrowed money will
call the effects prosperity, but wait
till the principal and interest begin to
Work is progressing nicely on the im
provements at the race track. A num
ber of stalls are already completed and
more are iu course of erection. The
track is being placed in fine condition.
The grand stand will likely be in readi
ness by the time the June races are
A son was bom to Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Byfield, Wednesday night of this
Wanted—A girl to do general house
work. Inquire at once at residence of
J. F. Forbes.
Fine and complete line of calling cards
at The Tribune, Also order taken for
The regular meetings of the city
council will be held on the second and
fourth Monday evenings of each mouth.
There will not be any Episcopal ser
vices, next Sunday morning or evening.
Rev. Durant will occupy the pulpit at
The sale of fancy and useful articles
by the ladies of the Episcopal church
guild will come off next week. Invita
tions will bQ sent out in good time.
The Congregational people will tender
their pastor Rev. Hart L. Preston a
reception at the church on next Tuesday
evening, May 15th. The public is cor
There was a large attendance at the
Baptist church, Sunday evening, to hear
the musical and literary programme of
a religious character given by the young
people of the Christian Endeavor so
The Free Methodists are arranging to
hold a district meeting of three weeks
in McCook. A big tent will be used in
which to conduct the meetings. Parties
were in the city, Wednesday, negotiating
with Mayor Kelley for ground on which
to pitch their tent.
Rev. Francis Lawson of Riverton,
Nebraska, will occupy the Congregation
al pulpit on next Sunday morning and
evening. The sacrament of the Lord’s
Supper will be administered. Rev.
Preston will occupy Rev. Lawson's pul
pit on that date.
Twenty-seventh annual convention of
the Nebraska State Sunday School As
sociation will be held in the M. E.
church, York, Nebraska, June 5th, 6th
and 7th. Central theme, “Educational
Features of the Sunday School Work.”
Reduced rates on the cirtificate plan.
Every school is entitled to one delegate
besides the superintendent and pastor.
Every county association is entitled to
At the M. E. church. May 13th, 1894.
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Services at
11 a. m. and 8 p. m. by the pastor Junior
League at 3 p. m. Epworth League 7 p. m.
The annual session of West Nebraska
conference will be held by Bishop Foster,
September 12, at Orleans, Nebraska.
At the annual Sunday school election,
the first of May, all old officers and
teachers were re-elected. The Junior
League are arranging the Missionary
Locomotive Exercises and the Bee-Hive
Opening for Sunday night. May 20th, at
8 p.m. They expect a good time.
A. W. Coffman, Pastor.
A new business house is sprouting.
Nothing escapes the new raffling fad.
Fried ice cream is said to be an east
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
For Rent—Three rooms over Mc
Millen’s drug store.
Quite a demand for leaves of absence
from Chase county settlers.
A summer kitchen is Elder Berry’s
latest improvement and convenience.
Strawberries are in the market. The
bottom is as far from the bottom as ever.
Remember, if you want an abstract,
that C. T. Beggs is a bonded abstracter.
Kelley and his compatriots have com
menced sliding down the Des Moines
Climb onto the band wagon. The
Tribune has room for you. Subscribe
“Fatty” Elliott has has eye on you.
You might as well come in and be as
Treasurer Gray is around collecting
up the occupation tax, which became
due on May ist.
E. L. Laycock held the lucky number
at LaTourette’s second drawing for a
Henry Kapke, the tailor, held the
lucky number at Leach’s bicycle draw
The race track will be one of the finest
in the Republican valley when the work
commenced is completed.
,t The park trees have been thoroughly
irrigated, this week; special lines of pipe
being laid for that purpose.
Fifteen (15) cents will buy a box of
nice writing paper at this office, con
taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 envel
The Hastings municipal authorities
have put a stop to the raffling business.
The slot machine has been put under
ban also. _
Last Friday afternoon Squire Berry
made two hearts beat as one by uniting
in marriage Henry -Reitz of this place
and Ida Schardt of Arapahoe.
Sheriff Banks was our official guest,
Mrs. E. C. Burkett is visiting In
J. W. ScoTT is living his on father-in
law’s place for the present.
A. B. Taylor of Imperial was among
our visitors, Tuesday evening.
Citizen Brewer was in Chicago, this
week, with a shipment of cattle.
Secretary Koontz of the railroad
board was a city guest, Tuesday.
L. W. Snow spent the close of last
and first of this week in the city.
August Droll was in Omaha, the
fore part of the week, on business.
George C. Hill was up from Indian
ola, Tuesday evening, on business.
A. J. CluTE came in from the road,
and spent Sunday with the family.
C. H. Boyle is arranging for the pur
chase of a half interest in “The Fair.”
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cornutt of
Culbertson were city visitors, Tuesday.
J. C. Gammill, the Stockville politi
cian, was at headquarters, Tuesday even
Mayor Kelley arrived home, Fri
day last, from a brief business visit to
Mrs. J. E. Kelley left on No. 4,
Thursday, evening, for Kirwin, Kansas,
on a visit.
Rev. Knowles of Culbertson was
down attending Congregational services,
County Judge Beck and family were
up from Indianola, Tuesday, doing a
MESSRS. E. L.. Laycock and G. L.
Etter were among the visitors to Denver,
close of last week.
L. W. McConnell and Rev. Frank
Durant were in Cambridge, Tuesday,
on a fishing expedition.
Colonel Peterson departed for
Plattsmouth, Saturday night, to take a
position on the Daily News of that ci‘y.
Mr. Guy, Master Walter and little
Sadie Boyle arrived from Chicago, on
Wednesday night, and are the guests of
J. H. Acer, on the political staff of the
State Journal, was in the city, yesterday,
on a political mission which he did not
disclose to the writer.
Charles L. Bcrr of Lincoln was in
the city, close of last week, on his way
up to Chase county, where the Burrs
have large real estate interests.
Mr. Hocknell went up to Denver,
last Friday night, to meet Mrs. Hocknell
on her way home from California. They
arrived home, Tuesday evening on No. 4.
J. E. KELLEY' has resigned the supreme
secretaryship of the Star of Jupiter.
Assistant Supreme Secretary C. F. Bab
cock will likely succeed to his place,
H. H. Berry to Mr. Babcock’s position,
and E. H. Doan to the vacancy in the
board of directors.
Blackstonb Morlan of McCook was
looking after the interests of his Arapa
hoe clients, last Saturday. That noble
Websterian brow stood out in bold re
lief, as in days of yore, but just imagine
those classic features shorn of their hir
sute adornments.—Arapahoe Mirror.
The New Land Officers.
On Wednesday President Cleveland
sent in to the United States senate the
appointments of Ambrose S. Campbell
of Hastings to be register of the land
office in this city, and Patrick Gibbon
of Orleans to be receiver of public
The appointment of Mr. Campbell has
long been agreed upon. But the nomi
nation of Mr. Gibbon is in the nature of
a surprise to many in this city and dis
trict, who have regarded Mr. Frank H.
Spearman’s chances good for receiving
News comes from Cambridge that F.
H. Selby, for several years past one of
Furnas county’s brightest attorneys, has
skipped the country, leaving a long reti
nue of creditors to mourn his departure,
and it further develops that Wilsonville
people are out in the neighborhood of
$140. It is the very same old story told
over again; drink, drunkenness and fin
ally crime added to spoil a life that had
every evidence of a brilliant success, and
to reduce this man to a life of disgrace,
a fugitive from justice and an outcast
from the society of all good men.—
Wanted—Good men to represent us
in this territory. Experience not neces
sary. Plymouth Rock Pants Co., 408
N. 16th street, Omaha, Neb.
While the public school system of this
country is good it is not perfect. We
have boasted so much of it there is
danger that we may become imbibed
with the idea that it is perfect. Noth
ing is more important to the state than
the education of its citizens. Education
broadens the mental horoscope, en
larges the mind, makes men more toler
ant, liberal and patriotic and is the one
thing essential to the perpetuity of a re
public. Despotisms and superstitions
thrive on ignorance and find their great
est security in the misconceptions and
delusions of the unlettered masses, but
liberty, justice and true religion lean
for support upon enlightened thought.
Educators should not be satisfied and
lawmakers should not be idle. Where
ever the educational system of this
country can enlarge and strengthen it
should be done until ignorance is not
known in this country. We do not in
tend to advocate a higher education of
all students at public expense. In our
opinion the free high schools now are
too rich, or rather too expensive. High
schools are maintained at a large ex
pense in small towns and the annual
grist of graduates is not large enough
perhaps to warrant it. Some good edu
cator or educators ought to be able to
think out some plan to reduce the ex
pense without impairing the usefulness
of the schools. Our suggestion would
be a nine or ten years course in the com
mon schools. Then intermediate schools,
high schools or academies, throughout
the state, at such intervals as might be
found necessary, to prepare those who
desire a higher education, both from
towns and country, for the state univer
sity. One of these might be needed in
every county or perhaps it might be
found best to have one for each four or
five counties. This would distribute
the expense of the high scool over a
large territory and extend its benefits
to the rural districts. This may not be
the best plan in the world but it may
be worth thinking about and when men
who are in the business get to thinking
right hard upon the subject they may
evolve something a good deal better.—
It is characteristic of the McCook
schools that they do well what tliev un
dertake. Their entertainment of the
school children front Indianola, last Fri
day, was genial and generous and felic
What’s to prevent the high schools
of southwestern Nebraska organizing an
oratorical association? The east and
center of the state are doing so and
great is the benefit thereof.
On account of sickness in the schools
there, the visit of the McCook pupils to
the Indianola schools has been indefi
The children of the ninth grade will
indulge in a picnic, Saturday, at Crock
ford’s on the Willow.
Wm. Valentine has been re-elected
superintendent of the city schools.
H. E. Waugh has been appointed post
master at Lebanon vice A. J. Rich
Mesdames Schwab and Mitchell, who
were the guests of Louis Lowman and
family, last week, returned to their
Lincoin home, Saturday morning.
Mesdames Colvin and Weaver are
absent, this week, on a visit to Agent
Gray and family at Trenton and Fred
Kneeland and family at Benkelman.
We want a correspondent in every
village and neighborhood in Red Willow
county. Send in the news. Short, pithy
paragraphs, concerning everything of
Tuesday morning, J. B. Meserve, coun
ty treasurer, shipped 150 head of fat
steers to South Omaha. They were in
charge of L. I. Meserve, the treasurer
following on the night passenger.
Mrs. Bellamy of Decatur, 111., came
in from McCook, Monday, to visit
her son, W. W. Borland of this place.
She will probably make quite an ex
tended visit.—Cambridge Kaleidoscope.
“Best female impersonator In the
West.”—Republican, Salina, Kansas,
1893. “Elba Wright is what Artemus
Ward would call 'an amusin cuss. ’ Come
again.”—Springfield, Mo., Republican,
1890. At the opera house, May 22nd.
A Catholic mission has been organized
in Bondville precinct, to be known as
the Bondville Catholic church. A letter
has been received from George Kapple,
of Iowa, owner of the old Bond home
stead, donating two acres of land and
$100. Others have subscribed and there
is now between $800 and $900 promised.
If we have good crops this season Bond
ville will have a Catholic church.—In
We were regretfully in error, last
week, in stating that the late Devier J.
Smith left a divorced wife. The appli
cation for divorce was not granted, it
appears; and we hasten to make amends
The programme of exercises for Mem
orial day will be ready for the press by
next issue. The use of the city hall has
been granted to those from the country,
who may attend the exercises, in which to
eat their lunches or rest. This will be a
convenience to those who may wish to
take advantage of the same.
E. M. Kimmell, who was in McCook’s
early days associated with the present
editor in the publication of Thb Tri
bune, has just finished a three years
course in the Medico-Chirurgical College,
Philadelphia, with credit, and today
formally graduates from that institution.
He will practice in Pennsylvania.
"May Dawson, with Elba Wright,
is the best impersonator ever coming
to our college.”—William Stryker,
President Central Normal College.
Prof. Elba Wright, assisted by May
Dawson, will give an entertainment at
the opera house, May 22d, under the
auspices of and for the benefit of the
A. O. U. W. band._
Commissioner Ryan placed a bridge up
in Coleman precinct, near H. B. Wales’
place, this week, which, when the ap
proaches are properly graded down, will
be a convenience and comfort to the
traveling public. With the assistance
of our city authorities the roads leading
into the city ought to be materially im
proved during the summer.
Quite a heavy shower visited this sec
tion, Tuesday afternoon. The rain ex
tended as far west as Benkelman; but
about a mile north of this place; south
to beyond the Beaver, being heavier
south of the river than here; and on
east. It greatly brightened the agricul
tural outlook in many localities, though
it was not in any sense a general blessing.
Here the fall was tremendous, but of
One incident of the three days term
of court will bear telling in the interest
of masculinity. It has since been dis
covered that a number of ladies mistook
our fine looking young friend, Mr. C. E.
Eldred the McCook attorney, to be
Judge Welty. They had heard that the
Judge was married and they thought
that it was too bad that so handsome a
young man should meet his fate so early
in life. They don’t have much to say
since the matter has been explained to
them and it is really too bad that so
long a time will elapse before another
term of court. Attorney Eldred is a
good lawyer and would not be out of
place on the bench. Judge Eldred would
be all right—Hayes Centre Republican.
“Don’t forget good people that Me
morial day will soon be here; let all turn
out and honor the day that is held sacred
to the men who battled for the Union’s
cause—who brpught the flag in triumph
through the horrid years of civil strife, and
made the Union one awew, cemented by
their blood and tears of widowed women,
sweethearts dear, of children orphaned,
by the war that brought sweet freedom
to the slave and swept the ancient curse
away from this fair land. Lay on the
graves of heroes dear the sweetest flow
ers that may can bring; and let the mem
ory of the deeds the men who wore the
Union blue did on a hundred bloody
fields renew our love of country; feed
anew the flame of patriot zeal; that
we, the heritors of what they gained,
may value rightly the great trust they
dying left for us, and those who come in
later years—the Union one and only
The Tribune Free.
No deserving man in Red Willow coun
ty, on the plea of poverty or hard times,
need be without a county newspaper.
The Tribune will be sent to all such
parties free of expense. If you can’t
raise three cents a week, let us see the
color of your eyes.
Writing paper m boxes very cheap at
A nice variety of ink and pencil tab
lets at this office.
S. H. Colvin invested $500 in South
McCook property, the past week,—lots
1 and 2 in block 4.
H. C. Rider disposed of one lot in
West and two lots in South McCook,
during his stay in the city, last week.
Roberts and Richardson, the black
smiths, are putting up a shop, corner of
Dennison and Manchester, of corrugated
“As an original reader Elba Wright is
socond to none.’’—Rocky Mountain
News, Denver, 1891. Elba will give an
entertainment at the opera house. May
22d, under the auspices of the A. O. U. W.
The Municipal Grind.
The city council was in regular session,
Wednesday evening. Present—Mayor
Kelley, Clerk Wilcox, Councilmen Yar
ger, Sutton, Steinmetz and Pope.
Bills allowed as follows:
C- P. Vilaud, salary. . . $ 70.00
J. A. Brewer, salary,. ... 41.67
James Cain, salary. 41.67
McCook Electric Light Co.,. . 132.50
The following standing committees
were announced by the mayor:
Finance—Steinmetz and Yarger.
Electric Lights—Yarger and Sutton.
Water Supply and Fire Protection—
Pope and Yarger.
Cemetery—Steinmetz and Pope.
Ordinance—Steinmetz and Sutton.
Sidewalks—Sutton and Pope.
The supplemental bond of A. C. Clyde
Elmer Trumbarr was granted a billiard
and pool license.
The report of the election of officers
af the city fire department was approved:
Chief, M. W. Eaton; Assistant, A. G.
Bump; Sec., T. M. Phillippi; Treas.,
Frank Huntington; Foreman Hocknell
Hose Co. No. 1, Harry Barbazette; Fore
man C. T. Brewer Hose Co. No. 2,
Seorge Elbert; Foreman C. E. Boyd
Hook and Ladder Co., Frank Huut
The Tribune and the Times-Demo
crat were made the official city papers,
-he printing to be divided equally be
Bids for sprinkling and city work
were referred to Councilmen Yarger and
Sutton for examination of teams and to
Ordinance 55 fixing times of regular
and special meetings of city council was
passed. It also repealed ordinance 1.
Councilman Yarger was unanimously
chosen president of the council, Coun
cilman Sutton, chairman.
Clerk was instructed to buy 75 alumi
nium dog checks and two police clubs.
B. H. Douglass reported the road lead
ing to middle river bridge as requiring
attention. Matter was referred to com
mittee on streets and alleys.
The following appointments by the
mayor were confirmed: Chief of police,
A. G. Bump; night police, J. H. Dwire;
street commissioner. Joseph Spotts.
The 30th day of May in each succeed
ing year has been set apart and decreed
by our laws a legal holiday for memorial
services in memory of the dead heroes
of the late war of the rebellion.
It is a beautiful service and a pleasing
duty to weave flowers into garlands and
lay them on the graves of departed
friends, who in the hour of their country’s
peril, offered themselves a sacrifice upon
the altar of liberty that the government
founded by our fathers might be perpetu
In order that this day may be better
observed and the people have an oppor
tunity to participate in its observance,
I do proclaim the 30th day of May a
legal holiday to be observed by the citi
zens of the city of McCook, and request
that they observe it by abstaining from
all unnecessary labor between the hours
of 12 o’clock, noon, and 4 o’clock p. m.,
and that during that time all places of
business be closed, and that the people
repair to the place designated by the
Grand Army of the Republic and assist
them in the memorial services.
And as a further mark of respect and
esteem for our fellow heroes it is ordered
that a flag be hoisted at half mast over
the city hall and the school buildings
within the city, and I would request
that the same may be done on other
public buildings, not under control of
the city government.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the sea! of the
city to be affixed this 8th day of Maj-,
A. D. 1894. J. E. Kelley, Mayor.
E. J. WILCOX, City Clerk.
Republican League Meeting.
There will be a meeting of the Mc
Cook Republican League, on Wednesday
evening. May 23d, at 8 o’clock, at the
city hall for the purpose of electing
delegates to attend a convention of
the State League of Republican clubs to
be held at Lincoln, Nebraska, June
12th, 1894. J. P. Lindsay. President.
H. H. Troth, Secretary.
A special meeting of the members of
J. K. Barnes Post, G. A. R., will be held
in Comrade Berry's office on next Tues
day evening, May 15th, for the purpose
of arranging a programme for Decora
tion day. A full attendance is urgently
requested. A. P. Sharp, Post Com.
A new money order has been printed
by the government and every money
order office in the Uuited States will be
supplied with them on July 1st.
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