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THIRTEENTH YEAR. MeCOOK., RED WILLOW COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. JULY 6, 1894. NUMBER 7.
The Leans Won.
Last Friday afternoon streaks of fat
and lean chased each other around the
diamond, and both chased the elusive
sphere and wielded the winsome willow,
until there was great weariness of body
and mind, and until the risibles of
the large and cultured audience had
been excited most immoderately.
For two and a half hours the battle
waged fiercely under a tropical sun—be
hold it was of a verity a game not only
for your hirsute development, but a
scientific contest that would have de
lighted the wild man from Borneo.
The Fats started out like quarter
horses and soon had rolled up 19 scores
to 1 lone one for the Leans. It looked
blue—but really it was hot, red hot.
The sports were offering big odds on the
But as The Tribune promised, mind
was eventually to prove its supremacy
over matter. In the first half of the last
inning the Leans found the ball, and
with ghoulish glee pounded out 22 runs.
This was indeed a sight for the gods. It
- was a death blow to the flagging ener
gies of the Fats, and they were quickly
retired; and thus ended one of the games
unrivalled in the annals of two conti
The exciting particulars are officially
reported as follows by Scorer George
AB R j I B 3 B P O A F.
Robb, C. 4 4 4 4 2 3 2
Gray, cf. 6 b 6 b o I I
Marsh, cf... 5232101
Kimmell, If.. 6330002
Morlan, lb.. 5445103
McMillen, rf 5232002
Anderson, p. 4343201
Butnam, 3b.. 5444 1 52
Gage, p-2b.. 5444301
Totals.... 50 36 39 34 12 11 17
A B R I B 3 B P O A E
Bennett, 2b. 5 4 5 5 1 12
Noble, p-ib. 52222 1 1
Bump, If_ 5 5 5 5 2 1 3
Barb'zette.ss 5 5 5 5 I I 2
Smith,c. 5 3 3 3 3 5 2
Lewis, p-tb.. 4 3 3 3 3 1 3
Elliott, cf... 4 3 3 3 0 o 2
Totals_ 43 29 i 31 31 12 I to I 20
Time of game, 2% hours; earned runs,
Leans 8, Fats 5; first base on errors. Fats
3, Leans 2; bases on balls off Anderson
3, off Lewis 2, off Noble, 3; struck out
by Anderson 2, Gage 2, Lewis 4, Noble
2; home runs, Robb, Gray, Kimmell 2,
Bump, Smith; umpires, George Johnson
and lere Mullen.
A Wasted Life.
In a little western village, kept alive
by faithful tillage, but made weak
by constant pillage of the cormo
rants and such,
Lived a chip of ancient sages, who
dished wisdom up in pages and
told why the heathen rages and the
gold-bug gets so much.
Through the nation’s life he’d follow,
in s'atistics fairly wallow, do his
best to make folks swallow his big
brain leaks, drop by drop;
But he never was a winner; and his
talk waxed thin and thinner; and
he left this earth a sinner, a delus
ion and a—pop.—Wallace Star.
Reward of $1,000.
Frank A. Dean, mayor of Holdrege,
was on Tuesday of this week authorized
by the business men of the city to offer
$1,000 reward for the arrest and return
to this county of the persons who shot
E. E. Drummond on last Saturday
night. This amount will be augmented
by the state and county rewards to at
Governor Crounse has already offered
the state’s reward of $200.
For Cash Only.
I have decided to sell all meats for
spot cash on and after July 10th, 1894,
and intend to keep the choicest meat
that can be secured in this market and
will make reductions on all meats where
it is possible. 'Will give extra Cash
Discounts to parties wishing to use
coupons. F. S. Wilcox.
Tiy Meadow Lily at McConnell’s.
I4.50 buys a $5.00 coupon at Brewer’s.
Wall Paper 3 cents a roll at L. W.
Refrigerators very cheap at S. M.
Cochran & Co.’s.
For cash Brewer sells meat 3c. cheaper
than any market in town.
Go to McConnell for Toilet Soap, Per
fumes and Toilet Articles.
Carson & West save you 33 cents on
the dollar. Buy your milk of them.
The Boston shoe store window was ar
tistically decorated as usual, on the 4th.
The Committee Meeting.
Pursuant to call there was a meeting
of the Republican county central com
mittee held in the city hall, Thursday
afternoon, with a fair attendance of
members of the committee.
It was decided to call the county con
vention at Indianolaon Saturday, August
4th, at it o’clock in the opera house.
That the several precincts are entitled
to representation as follows: Two dele
gates at large, one for each fifteen votes
or fraction thereof cast for George VV.
Roper in 1893. This will make a conven
tion of over one hundred delegates.
It was also recommended that the pre
cinct primaries be called by the respec
tive committeemen to be held oil Friday,
July 27th, at such hour and place as may
be most convenient.
Committeemen should promptly send
in to the papers their announcements of
There are four candidates to be placed
in nomination, viz: Treasurer to fill
vacancy; Commissioner of the Second
district; County Attorney; Representa
tive of the 65th district.
The sentiment of the committee
would forecast one of the most aggres
sive campaigns that Red Willow county
has ever seen.
Dr. J. E. Hathorn of Bartley, Judge
H. W. Keyes of Indianola, James Ritten
burg of North Valley, E. A. Sexson of
Red Willow, W. H. Benjamiu of Grant,
Samuel Ellis of Gerver, H. M. Clute of
Driftwood, M. E. Piper of Box Elder, L.
W. Critser of Valley Grange, H. H. Troth
of McCook and J. N. Smith of Coleman
were among the committeemen present.
Encouraging letters from Committeemen
J. C. Moore of Tyrone and E. P. Day of
Lebanon were read.
A Quiet Day.
McCook’s celebration of the nation’s
natal day was of an unostentatious sort,
but in keeping with the times and worth
all it cost.
The crowd was not large but was good
natured and happy, and they had all the
fun out of the occasion that the straight
ened condition of finances would permit.
Judge Benson delivered an eloquent
and patriotic address to the people that
crowded the bowery on the hillside.
The Brigade band played many selec
tions of their enjoyable and inspiring
music during the day and evening.
The bowery dance on east Dennison
street was a source of continuous joy
from morn till late at night. Reizen
stein’s orchestra presided in the stand
and U. J. Warren at the cashier’s box.
Everybody danced and perspired.
The base ball game was in the main an
interesting one. The clubs were made
up of home talent, and for the most part
they played good ball. The score stood
12 to 9 in favor of the second nine.
The day closed with a display of fire
works in the evening.
Business was generally suspended dur
ing the day, and quite a number of busi
ness places and residences were appro
priately decorated for the occasion.
There was the usual display of fire
works by private individuals.
The New Land Officers.
Register A. S. Campbell from Hastings
and Receiver Patrick Gibbons from Or
leans took charge of their respective of
fices, Monday morning. George LeHew
is clerking for the new officers, who
were inducted into office and have been
assisted by the old force and will be un
til the new force have learned the ropes
and everything is running smoothly.
Mr. Campbell’s family are already
here and located in the J. C. Allen resi
dence, and Mr. Gibbon’s family will
make this their home in due time.
Here’s a McCook welcome to them.
A Few Criticisms.
We do not want to be fault-finding ex
actly, yet it is due those who go to see
games of ball played that a word or two
of criticism be uttered.
There ought to be less kicking and no
profanity at all. Kicking is objectiona
ble to all, and certainly the profanity is
out of place in the presence of ladies.
And again, the audience should be
kept out of the field and back from the
diamond and home base. Give the
players a show.
If you please.
House For Rent.—Enquire of
W. O. Norval.
The fall for the republican county con
vention will appear in the papers, next
Household goods for sale cheap at 40S
Monmouth street. Are going to leave
town. Call early and get bargains.
Mrs. Geo. W. Kaime.
McCook was a large contributor to the
success of the Indianola trotting meeting,
this week, so far as attendance is con
cerned. Good sized delegations from
I here attended each of the three days.
Teachers of Red Willow County.
The Teachers’ Institute will begin at
McCook, July 9th, for a four weeks’ ses
sion. Come on Monday, as the first day
will be devoted to organization and as
signing teachers to boarding places; the
regular work will not commence until
All teachers who have not made ar
rangements for board will find Miss
Berry and I at the high school building
on Monday, where you will be assigned
to a place and enrolled. We have a list
of persons who will take teachers to
board at three dollars a week and up
wards. If there are any who feel that
they cannot pay three dollars a week
for board, bring along your bedding and
prepare to club together and rent a va
cant house and take your meals out or
prepare them yourselves as you may ar
If you only expect to attend two
weeks, attend the first two, as several of
the branches taught will be taught
thorough from the beginning of the
I will examine teachers Saturday, July
21st, and Friday, August 3d.
Dean McBrien of Orleans will lecture
to the teachers and citizens Friday
evening, July 27th.
I hope that all that can possibly at
tend will. I believe you all have en
thusiasm for the work and do not re
quire. a county superintendent to make
your attendance compulsory.
Any young person who does not ex
pect to teach can not spend a month to
better advantage than in the four weeks'
J. H. Bayston, County Supt.
Vile and Rotten.
Duncan Clark's female minstrels play
ed to good houses on last Friday and
Saturday nights in the opera house. In
some respects the outfit met the expecta
tions of the audiences—which on both
nights were confined to the noble lords
of creation exclusively—in other respects
the}- created an immeasurable disgust
even among those who are not sticklers
for the nice points and shades of mor
It is, however, clear that their so
called minstrelsy is but vileness and
rottenness, with but little cleverness to
make the gang endurable. Their line of
chaff and roast is low and degrading,
and their show hot enough to corrupt
the morals of men and to utterly destroy
those of youth.
The Tribune is not setting itself up
as the yard stick to measure the morals
of the community. But it cannot ooint
the finger of pride to the fact that such
an outfit as Duncan Clark’s can secure
an audience in McCook.
In future such companies should be de
nied the privilege of appearing before
an audience in this city; and we hope
the authorities will so determine.
Fine New Quarters.
This week, Austin J. Rittenhouse
moved into new quarters over the
Famous clothing store, occupying the
suite of rooms just vacated by Moore
& Benson, who have moved into quar
ters over Leach's jewelry store in the
Smith building. Mr. Rittenhouse has
had the rooms painted and papered, and
has one of the finest suites of law offices
in the city. See his professional card
elsewhere in this issue.
The County-Seat Case.
As the state supreme court has ad
journed without handing down a de
cision in the Red Willow county-seat
removal case, that somewhat memor
able case will go over to the September
term of court. A decision may be ex
pected some time during the month of
An Encouraging Increase.
Last Sunday morning thirteen new
members were received into the Congre
gational church, two by confession and
eleven by letters. There were six chil
dren baptised. The holy communion
was also observed.
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.
Wall Paper 3 cents a roll at L. W.
“Celerade”—a celery nerve tonic at
Brewer sells hams at 12I2C. Best
brands in America.
See Cochran & Co. if you want a re
Roy Smith is assisting in McMillen's
drug store during vacation.
Scarlet fever has entered the house of
Commissioner Ryan, this week.
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
Judge H. W. Keyes was a city vis
itor, last Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Frank GocKLEYisvery serious
ly ill, we are pained to report.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Bullard of Pal
isade, Fouth of Julyed with us.
H. H. Ttoth will accompany the fam
ily as far east as Pacific Junction, Iowa,
F. H. Spearman went in to Omaha,
Monday night, on business, returning
home Thursday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Hager of In
dianola were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Burkett on Sunday.
Mrs. F. J. Kenyon and her aunt were
passengers on two, yesterday morning,
for Anderson, Iowa, on a visit.
S. H. Colvin is back from his visit to
Plattsmouth, and will make a short stay
here before going on to California.
Mrs. IT. G. Moser departed on Sun
day morning for her old home in Iowa,
where she expects to spend a month or
Larry McEntbe and M. O'Leary
drove down to Indianola, yesterday af
ternoon. on business and to see the
Mrs. H. H. Troth, Miss Lillian and
Harry, will leave, tomorrow, on an ex
tended visit to New Jersey relatives and
Sheriff Banks, Supt. Bayston and
Fred Woodcock were up from the
county-seat, Monday evening, all return
ing home on No. 4.
Mrs. Cora Kelley and her cousin,
Mrs. Will Fisher of Wauneta, witnessed
Thursday’s races at Indianola. Mr.
Fisher spent the day here.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Bomgardner,
Velma and Jim went down to Lincoln,
yesterday morning, on a short visit to
friends in the capital city.
Editor Haskins of the Benkelman
News swapped fairy tales with us, last
evening. He and his wife had been tak
ing in the Indianola races.
Mrs, J. B. Mbserve went down to
Indianola, yesterday morning. They
will occupy the C. B. Hoag residence at
the county seat for a couple of months.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Cole arrived
home from their trip to San Francisco,
and attending the supreme lodge meet
ing of the A. O. U. W., last Friday
Miss Edna Meserve left for Asburv
Park, N. J., yesterday morning, to at
tend the national educational association
meeting. She will be absent about a
Mrs. Fred Harris of Omaha and
Mrs. Coldberg of Chicago arrived in the
city, Monday night, and are the guests
of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
C. B. Hoag and C. S. Quick of Indian
ola, with their families, passed through
here, yesterday, on their way overland
to the mountains. They will consume
two months in their trip and visit.
Larry McEntee and family depart
for the west, soon. Mrs. McEntee
will visit her parents in Salt Lake City
for some time, wihle he will probably do
some prospecting in Colorado. Abun
dant success to them.
W. D. Brittell of the Chase County
Tribune was down, last night, on some
office business. Mr. Brittell is a mute.
By an unfortunate coincidence he learn
ed the shoemaker’s trade, instead of that
heaven-called trade of the tonsorial
Rev. George Taylor of Indianola
on July ist relinquished his position as
general missionary for southwestern
Nebraska, and on the same date as
sumed the duties of financial agent for
Doane college, the Congregational
church at Crete, where he and his fam
ily will make their home in future.
Lack of funds to carry on mission work
in this section made this change neces
Episcopal services in McConnell’s hall,
Sunday. Morning topic: ‘‘The Immor
tal Hope.” Services at n a. m. and 8 d.
m. Sunday school at 10 a. m.
There is some uncertainty about the
coming of Dr. Duryea, Sunday. If he
comes there will be the dedicatory ser
vices as announced. If not only the
Owing to the dedication of the Con
gregational church there will be no ser
vices in the M. E. church next Sunday
at ii a. m. Sunday school at ro a. m.
League services at 7 p. m.
“Backward, turn backward,
Oh, heat in thy flight,
And let us be cool again,
Just for one night.”
The board of education failed to meet
on Monday evening on account of lack
ing a quorum.
Brewer is selling meat cheaper than it
has ever been offered at in the history
For Rent—A new 5-room residence
desirably located. See P. A. Wells over
the Citizens bank.
Nick Colling of Indianoia was one of
our city visitors, Tuesday. He was here
on land business.
Harry Frederick has in 125 acres of
the finest looking corn south of McCook,
of which 50 acres are laid by.
Speaking of fish, if the suckers in the
human family were to be cut off by the
sword of justice, there wouldn’t be many
of us left.
The W. D. Paine dwelling, occupied
by Joe Hegenberger and family, was
struck by lightning, Tuesday morning,
but only slightly damaged.
This week, Kallstedt, the tailor, mov
ed from his location on lower Main ave
nue to the rear rooms up stairs ove- the
Farmers and Merchants bank.
Judge Dundy of the federal court at
Omaha has refused to grant a new trial
to Teeter, the man recently convicted
from this county of moonshining.
Perry Stone has disposed of his meat
market interests to his partner, George
Hennings, and will retire from the busi
ness on the loth. Perry will devote him
self to raising hogs and alfalfa in the
They do say that Charlie Noble was
so broke up over the defeat of the Fats,
last Friday afternoon, that he lost his
store teeth in the swill barrel. At any
rate Charlie was pretty sick as a result
of his exertions.
Agents Wanted by the Singer
Manufacturing Company at McCook,
! H2 Dodge street. Needles, oil and parts
for Singer sewing machines. Repair
work a specialty. Call and see me.
J. R. Gerhardt, Supervising Agent.
Steve Bailey was quite severely in
jured, Monday evening, by his team
running away. He was thrown out onto
his head and neck and stunned, not re
covering consciousness for a number of
hours. He is coming around all right.
Cards are out announcing the marriage
to-dav, in Rochester, New York, of Rev.
Alpheus M. Spangler to Miss Lena M.
Norton. Rev. Spangler will be remem
bered by the old settlers of Driftwood
precinct as the pastor at Vailton some
eight years ago.
John S. Modrell, who lives a few miles
north of the city, lost two horses, Tues
day morning, by lightning. The house
of Patrick O’Connor was also struck and
considerably damaged, the household
having a narrow escape. The chimney,
floor and other portions of the house
were damaged. It was an excessively
severe electric storm.
This week the artesian well will be
commenced in earnest, J. Richards run
ning one gang and A. E. D'Allemandthe
other. A. Webb will run his engine.
Stock has been subscribed to carry on
the work. Should this well prove a
success there is no doubt that many
others would be bored in this neighbor
A fine rain fell in this section, eariv
Tuesday morning. Unusually severe
lightning accompanied the rain, and the
thunder was deafening and continuous.
Electric light connections suffered
somewhat in different portions of the
; city. The precipitation was quite gen
eral in extent, and was doubtless much
heavier in some places in this section
than it was right here.
Engineer Zimmerman of the Cam
bridge ditch company was brought to
Beaver City, yesterday, and committed
to the county jail for contempt of court,
having failed to pay the $25 fine im
posed for violating Judge Welty’s re
straining order. His company will take
the matter to the supreme court, and
expect to have him released in a few
days.—Beaver City Tribune.
An Indianoia friend informs us that
there is a gang of McCook boys who
quite frequently come to that place and
while there beg their meals. This friend
states that upon a recent occasion she
fed no less than thirteen of these little
beggars. Xo names are given, but it is
intimated that some of our townspeople
would be greatly humiliated to know
that their boys are among the number.
It were better, far better, if such tramp
like excursions could be stopped. And
then again an abominable nuisance
would be abated. Parents should see
that their boys are not among this gang.
Summary of the Races.
Foals of 1892, half mile heats, purse
$100. Time, 1:25, 1:21, 1:19, 1:25, 1:20.
Kittie Wright 2-1-0-1-2-2; Norton Girl
1- 2-0-2-1-1; May S 3-3-3- R. O.
Half mile and repeat. 52'., 52 V
Gray Ned 5-5; Tansy 4.4; Bob Austin
2- 3; Daytime 1-1; Jack Rodgers 3-2.
2-40 TROTTING RACE.
Ben Johnson 2-1-2-1-1; Nourine 1-2-1
2-2; Sylvan Chief 3-3-3*3-3- Time 2:37,
2:34^, 2:35, 2:35, 238:%.
2:50 PACING RACE.
Purse $150. Time 2:33, 2:37, 2.2,1%,
Cruiser 1-4-2-4; Charlie Barr 2-1-1-1;
Pretty H 3-3-3-j; Leo Wilkes 4-2-4-2.
2:30 TROTTING RACE.
Purse $150. Time 2:43. 2:34, 2:32.
Bob Swigert i-t-i; Anna Pixley 2-2-2;
Grey L 3-3-3
K.UWWLJNO KAC H.
Daytime i; Bob Austin 3; Jack Rogers
4; Moonlight 2; Billy Kid 5. Time 1:04.
The 3 minute trot was won by Van
Buskirk’s Scarlet. Beaumont's Billie
Wilkes colt second, White Cloud third.
The half mile running race was won
by Daytime. Moonlight second.
The opening day—Tuesday—of the
races conducted by the Indianola trot
ting association was signalized by an
unfortunate and disastrous fire at the fair
grounds of the Red Willow County Agri
cultural Society. During the progress
of the races on that afternoon fire was
discovered in the stables and before the
flames could be gotten under control
twenty-eight stalls—all the old stalls on
the ground—were consumed.
Perhaps the most regretable feature of
the affair was the death of one horse and
the ruination of another. The trotting
stallior. Starbuck, formerly the property
of B . F. Troxel of our city, but latterly
owned by A. W. Southworth of Curtis,
was burned to death. Engineer Holli
day’s highly prized sorrel colt was
badly burned about the head, its eye
sight destroyed and practically ruined,
a loss which is most keenly felt by Mr.
Hollidaj-. Two or three other horses
were burned, but not seriously. The
loss to the association is placed at be
tween $500 and $600. The total loss by
fire is $1,000. This misfortune of the
association is generally regretted. There
was no insurance.
A Word About Cambridge.
Cambridge has long been known as a
no-license town. Beaver City and Arap
ahoe have both had the reverse and are
today in posession of the saloon system.
While taxable property has constantly
increased in Cambridge, these sister
towns have been undergoing a deprecia
tion. Last year onr increase was some
thing like it has been in the past, a reg
ular and proportionate increase, while
Arapahoe has had a decrease of about
$5,000, and Beaver City worse, decreas
ing about $20,000. We have no com
ment to make, but simply leave the
facts to speak for themselves.—Kaleido
Pictures at Half Price.
In order to introduce our work and
get it before the people of McCook and
vicinity we will make Cabinet Photos
at $2.50 per dozen, (the price of half
dozens) for one week only, commencing
Monday, July 9th, 1894. Now is your
chance. All work waranted as good as
can be produced. Call and see us.
Hall Sc Beinhart.
A Plumb Pudding.
It has come to the unhappy knowledge
of the sporting editor of this religious
weekly that some of our sports tapped a
a plumb pudding recently. It has been
a very sad day for the pudding, we are
Buy fine beef roasts at Brewer’s at 7c.
Purest milk for the least money. Car
son & West.
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
“Celerade”—a celery nerve tonic at
Buy meat of Brewer and save 40 per
cent, of your money.
Patronize the McCook Commission
Co. for flour and feed.
1 The Sunny Side is the place to buy
the best and the purest milk.
“We promised a rainy June’’ is the
song of at least S67 Nebraska editors.
The pestiferous house fly can easily
be convicted of pernicious activity now.
Mr. Torbert and family left for Minne
sota, this week. They will return in the
spring. Frank Hamilton accompanied
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