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THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 8, 1894. NUMBER 3,
The Closing Event.
The closing exercises of the graduating
4r class of the McCook high school held in
the Congregational church, last Friday
evening, were if anything more engaging
and interesting than those of the pre
vious evening. There were over five
, hundred persons in attendance, and
many failed to gain admittance at all.
The favorable impression created by the
programme of Thursday evening had
gone abroad over the city so that the
demand for seats on the concluding
evening was even greater than on the
Everybody was at his best. The au
dience was more appreciative—at least
more enthusiastic. The performers more
composed and easy. Flowers were as
numerous, and the girl graduates—and
the dear boy—were never more bewitch
ing. From the opening overture to the
closing benediction there was deep at
tention given and distinct pleasure man
ifested. The programme rendered is as
Overture, “Our Forefathers’ March,”
Boettger.M. P. S. Orchestra
Song, “Lead Kindly Light”.School
Invocation.Rev. A. W. Coffman
Class History.Maud Cordeal
Hallie Bomgardner, Mabel Wilcox,
Eva Riezenstein, Elmer Kay.
Address.Mrs. Alice K. Goudy
(Deputy State Supt. of Public Instr.)
Chorus, “Wood Bird Song”.School
Awarding of Diplomas.
.Hon. J. P. Lindsay
Waltz, “May Flowers”.Boettger
M. P. S. Orchestra.
Remarks. . County Superintendent
Chorus “Abide With Me”.School
Benediction. Rev. Frank Durant
The class history by Miss Maud Cor
deal was a most interesting paper. A
bit of wit, a little sarcasm, snatches of
humor, fun, fact and fancy. Biography
and prophecy, all cleverly worked in
without imposing scaffolding or acces
The address by Mrs. Alice K. Goudy,
deputy state superintendent of public
instruction, received marked attention
and approbation. An enthusiast in the
educational world she infuses her hearers
with her energetic, practical spirit. Re
sults—the ability to do the right thing
at the right time—is her idea of what
our public schools should accomplish in
The awarding of the diplomas was
delegated by the board of education to
Hon. J. P. Lindsay, who discharged the
duty very neatly.
The remarks by County Superintend
ent Bayston were deservedly compli
mentary of our schools.
The valedictory by Miss Hattie Yarger,
was a distinctly excellent effort, deliv
ered without manuscript. Her advice
to her class was both wise and tender.
She incited her classmates to high pur
poses and noble deeds and promised
The remarks by City Superintendent
Valentine were characteristic, much of
the gratifying success of the occasion
and of the school year being generously
credited to his associates and to the
The orchestra again delighted the peo
ple with some excellent selections which
were well rendered.
The string quartette was a pleasing
musical feature by Hallie Bomgardner,
Mabel Wilcox, Eva Reizenstein and El
The benediction brought to a close a
very charming and satisfactory affair
throughout, one that reflected to the
credit of our school system as well as to
the able superintendent, his competent
teacher corps, and to the ambition and
application of the children.
Another school year has thus been
gracefully and profitably rounded out.
Saturday evening the members of the
eleventh grade gave a reception to the
graduates and some invited friends at
the east ward building. This was quite
largely attended and was altogether
pleasing. The orchestra and lantern
were brought into requisition and they
furnished a large element of entertain
ment besides the social chat and inter
At an earlier hour a luncheon of the
usual gastronomic excellence was served
the graduates and a limited invited com
pany of guests.
Try Meadow Lily at McConnell’s.
Wall Paper 3 cents a roll at L. W.
Verlie Berry is assisting in Anderson’s
A slight frost is reported on the valley,
Garden truck is in the market already
from under the ditch.
Go to McConnell for Toilet Soap, Per
fumes and Toilet Articles.
Rev. Frank Durant arrived home from
Grand Island, Tuesday.
Regular services of the Episcopal
church, Sunday morning and evening.
Sunday school at io in the morning.
Elder McBride will be absent, next
Sunday, consequently there will be no
preaching services by him in the Luth
eran chnrch, morning or evening.
Children’s day exercises will be held
in the South McCook school house, Sun
day evening at 8 p. m. An interesting
programme will be rendered by the chil
dren. All are invited.
John Coleman, Supt.
At the M. E. church, June loth, ser
mon by the pastor at the n a. m.; at the
close of the sermon there will be held a
very important meeting. The presence
of each and every member is very much
desired. At 8 p. m. Children’s day will
be observed by the Sunday school.
A. W. Coffman, Pastor.
Try Meadow Lily at McConnell’s.
“Celerade”—a celery nerve tonic at
Some nice celery plants for sale at 412
The paper hangers have improved the
interior of the postoffice, this week.
Carson & West save you 33 cents on
the dollar. Buy your milk of them.
The grand chapter, Order of the East
ern Star, meets in Hastings, June 12th.
The local artists will play a return
game with the Cambridge ball players,
Elder McBride contemplates moving
back to this farm in Frontier county in
the near future.
A fine shower prevailed in this section,
Monday evening. Though not heavy—
it was acceptable, very.
Homesteaders who have been granted
leave of absence will have to make up
lost time before making proof.
Herman Thole and rheumatism are
having a wrestle, with the points in
favor of the latter up to date.
The rain of Monday evening helped
the race track some, but another and
heavier shower will be needed to put it
in the best shape.
The local rainmakers that operated
last Saturday night evidently did not
have the right king of medicine. Their
experiment was bootless.
County Clerk Roper proposes to do
some irrigating on his own hook. He
is now having a reservoir made on his
farm. Pumps and power will follow.
Mr. Franklin is an enthusiastic rain
i maker if he isn’t in favor of irrigating
ditches. So far, however, the ditch has
the best of it.
Farmer King living a few miles north
of the city was recently bitten by a
rattlesnake and as a result has an ugly
looking arm which may give him much
The work of tearing down the old
wooden tank of the water works com
pany was completed on Tuesday. We
understand that the park will be still
further improved, this summer.
The newly graded road leading south j
of the middle river bridge now needs a
covering of straw or manure to give it
stability and permanence. The shifting
sand will never make a firm road bed.
The unpleasantness between Mr. and
Mrs. John Petersen of the Union hotel
has culminated in Mr. Petersen wisely
determining to retire from the situation
and leave Mrs. Petersen and Mr. Beggs,
the bone of contention, in control.
The continued hard times is effecting
the salaries of school teachers. A num
ber of Nebraska cities have made a gen
eral reduction: Lincoln announces a
cut of ten per cent., and Beatrice is
thinking strongly of doing so. Such
action may possiby be necessary in Mc
Cook to make both ends meet next year.
J. W. MacMahan was arrested, Sunday
morning, brought before Squire Berry
and fined $5 and costs for letting some
of his heard of ponies graze in the cem
etery, the previous evening. He also
paid $5 the amount of damages assessed
to have been caused in the cemetery.
It seems that the men in charge of the
herd spent Saturday night taking in the
town, and during their absence the
ponies strayed into the burial grounds,
the gate having been left open by some
visitors. They were overtaken a few
miles south of the city on their way to
Kansas. MacMahan promptly settled
to the sum of a fraction over $18. Vis
itors to the cemetery should be careful
to close the gate in the future, to avoid
the possibility of such unfortunate occur
Another Rain Meeting
Was he’d in the city hall Saturday af
ternoon, primarily to hear the report
of the committee appointed at the last
meeting to secure propositions from rain
makers. The attendance was large.
Letters from Beatrice, Mankato and
Bellville, where the rainmakers have
been operating, were read. Also prop
ositions from Jewell and Hutchinson,
the rainmakers. Jewell claims to have
made 39 experiments and had no failures.
He will sell county rights to use his
secret for $2,000. Hutchinson offers to
produce three inches of rainfall for $800.
As to the letters received from disinter
ested parties, there is a difference of
The matter was warmly discussed by
a number of farmers and others present.
It was finally decided to select a com
mittee to go where the rainmakers are
operating, investigate the scheme, and
if they think best, make arrangements
for buying a county right or a rainfall.
The committee named is composed of
the following gentlemen: C. J. Ryan,
Joseph Menard, Sidney Dodge, W. A.
Stewart, P. A. Wells and V. Franklin.
Her Suffering Ended.
Miss Jennie Wilson, who has long been
a sufferer -with cancer in the breast,
passed away peacefully and apparently
without pain, about nine o’clock last
Friday evening. The remains were
buried in Longview cemetery on last
Saturday afternoon, Rev. P. S. Mather
of Indianola conducting the services.
Virginia E. Wilson came to this por
tion of the country in 1884, homestead
ing in Hayes county. Her birthplace
was Virginia, where her relatives still
reside. She has been a faithful and
pious member of the Methodist Epis
copal church since 13 years of age. She
left sufficient property to pay the ex
penses of her long illness and funeral,
together with small bequests to each of
her relatives, and $200 to the McCook
Methodist church. Peace to her ashes.
The Coming Circus.
Walt McCafferty’s Great Golden Show
will give two performances at McCook,
Tuesday, June 12th. Knowing the wants
of the amusement loving public, we have
placed before '.hem an exhibition com
bining under one management more
novelties, more strange and death-defy
ing acts, more new features, more and
better artists than any show in America.
A grand street parade at noon. Ad
mission is 25 cents to all advertised
shows. Walt McCafferty’s Great Golden
Show is the largest 25 cent show ever
in this country. A special engagement
has been made with the famous Miles
Orton and family of riders and aerial
artists. A big show for a small price.
A Bad Break.
Last week Charles Brown, who is em
ployed on Scott Bennett’s farm north of
the city, was kicked by a horse on the
leg breaking that member just below
the knee. He was on horse back at the
time, and the leg was badly fractured.
Dismounting from his horse he laid
dowrn to await some one coming to his
assistance. But he finally crawled a few
rods to where his horse had grazed,
mounted the animal and rode to the
farm house over a mile distant. The
doctor hopes to save the leg, although
the bones are badly splintered, broken
A Big Deal.
C. T. Brewer paid Hatfield & Son
$11,000 for their 200 head of fat cattle.
He will ship them and a ioo head more
from Oberlin on next Sunday to Chicago.
The shipment will make a special train
of about 25 cars, one of the largest, if
not the largest sent out of here this
A Summer School.
On Monday, June 18th, 1894, James H.
Fowler will commence a summer school
in the east ward building, for the benefit
of pupils who are behind in their grade
work and those who wish to do extra
work during the summer.
Terms: 60 cents per week or. if paid
in advance, $2.00 per month.
“Celerade"—a celery nerve tonic at
See Cochran & Co. if you want a re
Patronize the Sunny Side Dairv of
Carson & West.
Monday, C. T. Brewer bought 200 tat
cattle from Hatfield & Son.
Beware of the ice water habit. Its
dangerous, this hot weather.
The Sunny Side is the place to buy
the best and the purest milk.
Farm Loans.—Call and see Elmer
Rowell if you want a farm loan.
As between the irrigation ditch and
the rainmaker The Tribune begs lief
to tie its faith onto the ditch.
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
A. E. Baker has gone to Portland,
L. Morse of Benkelman is a city vis
Mr. Hocknell has been visiting in
Chicago all week.
Banker Peck was down from Tren
ton, Monday night.
F. H. Spearman was in Omaha,
Monday, on business.
Ike Sheridan was up from Indian
ola, Saturday evening.
Glen Carruth is employed in Den
ver now at the jeweler’s trade.
Judge Hill was up from Indianola,
Wednesday, on a business mission.
Mrs. C. M. Wilson has moved into
the McManigal house on the bottom.
Sheriff and Mrs. Banks circulated
among their McCook friends, Saturday.
J. B. MESERVE shipped five cars of fat
cattle to the South Omaha market,
I. M. Murphy, for some time in Tony
Probst’s employ, will shortly leave for
Mesdames Peck and Weaver of
Trenton were down shopping, Wednes
R. O. Phillips was up from Lincoln,
Sunday, presumably on ditch and water
Thos. Barnes, formerly the B. & M.
right-of-way man, late of Oregon, was a
B. F. Holbrook and family left,
Wednesday of this week, for Bedford,
Iowa, to reside in future.
E. E. Lowman attended the state
meeting of the Order of the Eastern Star
at Hastings, first of the week.
Mrs. W. W. Fullam of Blue Springs,
who has been under Dr. Gage’s care for
some time, has returned home.
Assessor Troth went down to In
dianola, Wednesday morning, to turn in
his books for Willow Grove precinct.
Miss Nellie Simpson arrived from
Albia, Iowa, last Friday night, and is
visiting her sister, Mrs. F. E. Alexander.
Miss Anna Holland of the Indian
ola schools witnessed the closing gradu
ating exercises on last Friday evening.
Fred Boehner, R. Emmett and
Frank Reynolds of Arapahoe went
up to Wauneta, Wednesday morning to
Guy Boyle and Alice Harris went
down to Davenport, last Satuday
morning, on a brief visit to Mrs. T. B.
Mrs. George M. Chenery is at
home again. We understand that she
will shortly go to her mother and sister
John Majors was up from Peru, first
of the week, doubtless looking after the
blue-shirted statesman’s political fences
up the valley.
L. R. Muckey, who has been farming
the John Whittaker place, left this week
overland for Hamburg, Iowa. James
Hill takes the farm vacated.
Deacon Morlan went in to Lincoln,
Monday, on legal business of the county
seat case, which was expected to come
up in the supreme court, Tuesday.
Miss Daisy- Coleman, who has been
attending school during the past year,
departed on Saturday morning for Darl
ington, Indian Territory, where the fam
ily now resides.
Joseph N. Carter, who was on Mon
day elected to the supreme bench of the
state of Illinois, is a brother of Mrs.
Purvis of our city. He was elected by
4,000 majority in a Democratic strong
Messrs. W. T. and G. W. DuMars
of Peoria, Illinois, arrived in the city,
last Friday night, and have been the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Norval,
this week. They are brothers of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. L. \V. McConnell de
parted on 2. Tuesday morning, for a
month’s absence in Illinois. They will
visit Virginia, Chicago, and elsewhere,
stopping over a day or two in Hastings
en route to take in the state druggist's
Mrs. R. E. Campbell of Buffalo,
N. Y., arrived in the city, last Saturday
night, and spent the early days of the
week looking after her properties here
and at various other places in the coun
ty. She was well pleased with the con
dition of affairs, and is willing to make
further investments in Red Willow
county. She continued her journey on
to Denver, Tuesday night.
Thare wil bee a poverty soshul at the
brick church, on Tuseday evenin, Jun
the 12, run be the laidies of the Baptist
sosiete. Every boddy what kums must
war a kaliker dres and apern or some
thin ekally apropriate. no Dood warin
biled Shirt an Stan up koler wil Bee ad
mited. a Kompitent komity Wil bee
apointed tew Interduse straingers an luk
After bashfull fellers, Awlso tew kolect
the Fines. The fine for lades wil bee As
folloes. wul Dres, I sent; silk dres, 2
Sents; trimed Apern; 1 sent; earings,
plane, 1 sent; an earings, Dimon, 2 sents,
buton hole Bokay, 3 sents; yaller shoos,
5 sents. the fines Fur men wil bee
nutnerus: stan up Koler, 2 sents; blackt
butes, I sent; gold Wrimed spks, 2 sents;
buton Hole bokay, 3 sents; Patten lether
shoos, 5 sents; kreased troosers, 1 sent,
the Folowin vittels wil Bee surved.
brown bred bisket and buter, bakt benes,
pikels,, twisted Downuts, molases kake
an kofy. this wil kost 15 sents, to Fur
25. ise kreme 10 sents extry. awl fines
Wil bee kolected befor super, thar wil
awlso Bee vokle an instruementle Mew
sick durin the Evenin. every boddy
Kum. super Reddy at 6. admishun
We are pleased to be able to announce
that the publishersof The Inter Ocean
has made a special offer on the weekly !
edition of that paper during the present
political campaign. He will send the
weekly Inter Ocean for six months to
any subscriber for thirty cents. This is
a very low price for one of the best and
ablest Republican newspapers in the
country. Good Republicans should try
and increase its circulation. Subscrip
tions will be received at this price from
June 1st to August 1st. After that tile
regular prices will be restored.
Our exchanges are warning merchants
to look out for a man who is working
the change racket. His plan is to buy a
five-cent article and throw down a dol
lar in payment for it. The clerk in
variably makes the change by giving
him a half dollar, a quarter and four five
cent pieces or two dimes. The man
deftly manages to pocket the quarter
and place a nickel in its stead and then
calls the attention of the clerk to the
mistake, always getting his extra twenty
The committee that went down to
eastern Nebraska, first of the week, to
investigate the rainmaker’s sheme, or at
least some of them, don’t seem to have
much confidence in the scheme. This
will probably end the rainmaking inci
dent, for the present, at least.
The number of “social clubs” has
largely increased in Hastings since the
mayor’s edict against gambling went
forth. The necessity for clubs has not
arisen here—unless it be for a rare and
potent assortment of elms.
Not having space for all The Tri
bune deems it best not to print any of
the essays, although all of them are
worthy of reproduction. A number of
the papers were of quite uncommon
Uncle George Dillon of Hiawatha,
will soon leave for McCook, where he
will make his home until September,
when he intends going to the Ozark
mountains to reside.—Benkelman News.
Coupon clipping is still a happy and
profitable diversion—if you have the
coupons. Everybody should have a
nice fat bundle of bonds to be perenni
ally gay in this clime. Get bonds.
Fred Carter’s little boy was bitten by
a rattlesnake on the foot, the other day,
while in the field after the cows. Rem
edies were promptly applied and the lad
is getting along nicely.
Excellent and extensive work is being
performed on the road leading south of
the middle river bridge. Also on the
road leading to Frank Stillman's place
east of the city.
The celestial rainmaker scooped the
weather bureau fellows while they slept,
Monday evening, and gave us an excel
lent shower in this vicinity.
Supt. Valentine will be one of the in
structors at the Chase county institute
which begins at Imperial, June iSth, and
continues for two weeks.
Water for irrigating purposes is al
ready valuable in southwestern Nebras
ka, and litigation over rights is becom
ing quite common.
Carl Noble had a company of young
companions in to help him celebrate his
birthday, Wednesday evening.
And this year again hay will be hay
very muchly—about $20 per ton before
another crop is raised.
Mrs. O. S. Burnett returned from
Hastings, first of the week.
Miss Blanche Tupper was the guest
of Mrs. E. R. Banks over Sunday.
Miss Emma Hanlein, who has been
in ill health for a number of years, left
on Tuesday morning, for Los Angeles,
The A. O. U. W. Excursionists.
The special train bearing the members
of the A. O. U. W. supreme londge on
their way to the San Francisco meet
ing of the supreme lodge pulled into the
station about 10 o'clock, Thursday morn
ing. The representatives aboard were
tendered quite an ovation by the mem
bers of the local lodge and their baud.
Besides many citizens outside the order
assembled at the station. The repre
sentatives accepted an invitation to in
spect the Workman Temple, with which
they were highly pleased. Past Supreme
Master Shields of Missouri occupied the
few minutes the special remained here
in a neat speech.
The excursionists were for the most
part from the New England states, and
they were evidently quite elated with
the reception spontaneously given them,
the music, and the hearty good cheer of
the McCook brethren.
A Contemptible Deed.
Wednesday night some scoundrel (sin
gular or plural; entered St. Patrick’s
Catholic church of our cityand stole about
$150.00 worth of sacred articles from the
altar and sacristy. Of the articles taken
were: The gold ciborium, the silver altar
wine flask, a silver chalice—(a more cost
ly one fortunately was not found), a cru
cifix, some brass candlesticks, etc. Con
siderable rummaging was done in the
sacristy, and some articles were over
turned on the altar, but nothing was
defaced or destroyed. It was a con
temptible deed and the loss to the
church is generally deplored and strong
ly condemned. It is to be hoped the
scamp may be brought speedily to
Friday evening, June 22d,.at the Con
gregational church the Public School or
chestra will give a concert under Mr.
Reizensteiu’s direction, the proceeds to
be devoted to furthering the musical pro
gress of the organization. The pro
gramme will be a very attractive one and
will afford an opportunity to lovers of
music to spend a pleasant evening and
at the same time to show their apprecia
tion of the efforts of the young musicians
to cultivate a musical taste and ability
that promises to prove an important
factor in our community. The seats for
the M. P. S. orchestra concert will be on
sale at McConnell’s early in the coming
Have Profound Sympathy.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Steinmetz have
the profound sympathy of the com
munity in the death of their youngest
child and only son Jacob, Wednesday
morning of this week, at four o’clock, of
that dreaded and fatal malady, mem
braneous croup. The funeral was held
on Thursday afternoon at thee o’clock
from the residence, a reverend gentle
man from Culbertson conducting the
services. Burial in Longview.
Their First Annual.
Despite the high wind and dust, yes
terday afternoon, about 30 old settlers of
our city indulged in a basket picnic in
W. S. Fitch’s grove southwest of the
city. It is proposed to annually hold
these jolly occasions; and an old settlers’
organization of some sort will doubtless
be formed of a permanent character.
And as the cat came back—so it rained.
Are They Correct?
A critical friend hands in the follow
ing sentences with the interrogatory are
Some men have music in their souls.
There are souls have none.
Orchestra concert June 22.
Try Meadow Lily at McConnell’s.
Wall Paper 3 cents a roll at L. W.
Refrigerators very cheap at S. M.
Cochran & Co.'s.
Not a thimble full of the fine shower
of last night was wasted.
Don Thomas is rusticating on the
ranch up in Dundy county.
Mrs. Dow went down to Cambridge
on a visit, Tuesday morning.
Mesdames LaTourette and Wood vis
ited Culbertson friends, yesterday.
Mack Hughes' father arrived from Al
buquerque, New Mexico, last night.
The old settlers’ picnic discounts the
rainmakers and the prophets all hollow.
H. W. Cole's little daughter was taken
down, first of the week, with scarlet
Mrs. J. F. Ganschow gave a party,
Wednesday afternoon, in honor of Miss
Another fine shower, yesterday even
ing. We may be reasonably happy yet,
if this thing continues.
Mrs. LaTourette entertained Misses
Davenport, Wiblev and other Culbert
son friends, Wednesday.
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