The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, November 16, 1894, Image 1
. , p ( - t . " ft flcooh + 5 # THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOI . , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , NOV. 16 , 1894. NUMBER 26 , , y _ - ' f , The , County.Teachers. . . ' . A very plea. . t and profitable day was sPEnt at BartleY + on ; rurdaY , November iiotb , by the teachers of Ih : Willow and I adjoining counties , at the Tear. rzzs' As. , ( l aciation , Seventy-five teachers and members of various school boards' were present. In their usual happy manner the people of Bartley opened their homes to the visitors. Good music was furnished bythe Bartley quartet. In the morning two well written pars - rs were read , discussions following. A paper on "The Cultivation of the Sepsi- iilities" was read by Miss Jennie Ho- ! , ) and , SuPerinteudhrt BaYston presenting some good ideas on the subject. This was followed by a paper on "How to Ask Questions , " by J. E. Boyd. This subject , ' was discussed in an interesting manner by the teachers. Principal S. 1' . Parsons then delivered an address ofeecome in an appropriate manner , assigning places to the teachers. The Association then 1 adjourned until I:3o p , m. After music , the afternoon session was entered upon , the subjects , "School : Room Decoration" and "Primary Writ- ! ing" were discussed. A discussion on "The Duties of the School Board" was led by F. G. Stilgebouer and W. L. Mu- . lcr. Supt. Bayston then gave a talk to the teachers on the "Nobility of Their Work. " An adjournment was then taken until 7:30 p , m. There was a general complaint that the teachers were not as active as they should be , and did not take sufficient interest in the discussions ; but owing to the hospitality of the people of Bartley 'very much exertion should not have been - expected , . . In the evening Prof. Valentine gave an interesting and instructive lecture on "What I Am , What I Was , What I Will -Be. " Many teachers did not remain on account of the lateness of the hour , but the town people showed by their presence - ence that they are interested in all things that are elevating. I The next meeting will be held at Mc- 'Cook in February , Shooting Tourn ament. The McCook Gun Club has arranged for a grand shooting tournament , on . Thanksgiving day , November 29th , and _ . for the occasion announces the following PROGRAMME : No. 1.10 Single Targets. . . . . . . . . . $ .5o No. 2. Io Single Targets , . . . . . . . . .50 ; No. 3.15 Single . . . . . . . . . . . , No. 4. to Single and 5 Pair Targets 1.25 No. 5. To Single Targets , Unknown Angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 No. 6 , to Birds , Unknown Traps. . 2 50 J1 No. 7.10 Single Targets. . . . . . . . . 1.oo n No. 8. 15 Single Targets. . . . . . . . . . 1.oo No. 9. 10 Single Targets. . . . . . . . . 75 ' ' No. 10. 10 Single Targets. . . . . . . . . . 1.oo I' Targets deducted from purses at 2C each ; live birds I2 3.C each. All monies divided 50 , 30 and 20 per cent. Any 4 shooter can draw his share of any purse ' without a shoot-off. All target events will be shot from three traps , rapid fire , 1 t Latest revised A. S. A. Rules to govern all events. Shooting will commence at t 9:30 a. m. , sharp. Grease up your Zulu and loin us in a good old-fashioned Thanksgiving shoot. McCooK GUN CLUB , Information Wanted. F P.3. Bard , treasurerofthe young men's 1 ; liberal-conservative association of Winnipeg - nipeg , Manitoba , writes Postmaster C.H. r Meeker for information as follows : Dear sir-I have been advised by Mr. Warrington , postmaster at Mason City , to write some official in your district for information concerning the whereabouts of James McEndeffer. He was a resident ' of Mason City six years ago , and is now believed to reside in Red Willow county , + Nebraska , If you do not know of him would you hand this to some one who likely would. I am very anxious to locate him , as I believe he can give me information - ation about iiiY father , James Smythe f Burd , whom we have not heard from for a good numberof years. F.J.BURD. See Mrs , 11I. E. Barger , the milliner , C rear of DeGroff & Co. , before making your purchases in that line. She has a nice stock of goods and her prices are very reasonable. Remember her new location , east Dennison street , rear of DeGroff & Co. - Fine and complete line of calling cards at THE TRIBUNE , Also order taken for - - engraved cards. Perfumes and toilet powders at i. W. McConnell & Co's. o Boiling meat 3r. . per poundsat the B , E S M , meat market. Toilet soap , tooth brushes and sponges at McConnell's. ' Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder - World's Fair Iliigkest Award. Zr- Let no honest , needy settler of Red Willow county suffer for the necessities of life , this winter. But use due caution and careful judgment in the application of charity. The president has designated Nov. 29 as a day of national thanksgiving. WG haven't much to be thankful for out in western Nebraska-unless it be that we were on top of the late slide. The remains of Mr. and Mrs. Carey T. Beggs' infant son , Robert H. , were tenderly - derly laid away in Longview cemetery , Saturday afternoon last. Brief but touching - ing services were conducted at the home by Rev. Preston. Your attention is directed to the advertisement - vertisement of the White Line Transfer in this issue. The proprietor , Milton Osborn , is prepared to do all kinds of draying promptly , and solicits your pat- ronage. He has rented the barn opposite the Central hotel. This is the time to provide shelter for your stock against the chilly blasts of coming winter. This fine weather will not last always. So prepare for the comfort - fort of your stock , yourself and family , and be in readiness for the inevitable storm. It will come. The "melancholy days , the saddest of the year , " are here , and so are the days of the flabby but much beloved buckwheat - wheat cake , and its indigestible companion - ion , the sausage , encased in its questionable - able garment-both ready to slay digestion - tion and swell the doctor's bank account. The order of the Star of Jupiter will hold a regular meeting in Temple hall on nest Tuesday evening , at which time ten or ffiteen new members will be initiated - ated , and a supper will be spread. All members are urged to , come with their baskets. We are informed that on account - count of the hard times , oie half of the dues of the past year have been remitted by lodge i. The parishioners and friends of Elder D. L. McBride are preparing to give him a package donation party in Temple hall , Saturday evening of next week , November 24th. An entertaining pro- gramme will be given and suitable refreshments - freshments served. No admittance fee will be charged and the public is very cordially invited- Fuller particulars will be given in next week's paper. By the census of 1890 , showing the irrigated - rigated acres in the United States , California - fornia comes first with 1,004,233 acres and 13,732 irrigators ; then Colorado with 89o,735 and 9,65o respectively ; while Montana shows 350,582 and 5,705 , and Utah 263,473 acres with no fewer 9,725 irrigators. Adding the other western commonwealths and the increase since 189o make a total of about 4,000,000 irrigated - gated acres in the United States , Of foreign lands India has at least 35,000,000 acres , Egypt 6oooooo , Italy nearly 4- 000,000 , France and Spain 500,000 each , and eastern Asia and South America large areas , so there must be on this globe about 50,000,000 highly prolific acres.that but for irrigation would be almost totally barren , says the Kansas Farmer. The city council now has under consideration - eration an ordinance that has for its end and purpose the securing to the city of an adequate and regular fire pressure , and providing a suitable penalty for failure - ure on the part of the company to provide the pressure and service for which they are well paid. The experience of the past season plainly indicates the importance - ance and necessity even-of such an ordi- nance-as the fire pressure during a considerable - siderable portion of the lawn sprinkling season was too low for effective service. We did not hear the discussion , but we understand that some difference of opinion - ion was expressed as to what should be the minimum amount of water that should be required keptin the standpipe. Naturally the company will want the limit as low as possible. However , the interests of the city and the people demand - mand that a substantial and adequate pressure be always maintained in the standpipe-perhaps the lowest limit should not be less than eighty feet. And then , too , the interests of the city require the imposition of a penalty in cases of failure that will make the ordinance of some effect. This ordinance is of great importance to our people as touching the lawn sprinkling question. If the required limit is placed at a proper figure - ure it will not be possible for the company - pany to charge for sprinkling privileges on the basis ofa hundred feetof water in the standpipe and then deliver the water on the actual basis of perhaps half that amount of water in the standpipe. This little inequality can be adjusted at the same time. This is a little more like winter , my brethren. . : - .yy y..s. THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. The South McCook Public school was closed , Monday , on account of sickness. Te orchestra gave a concert in assembly - bly room , last evening , for the school children , under the directorship of Dr. E. T. Waters , and the same was thoroughly - oughly enjoyed and appreciated. The school children report having had a delightful time at Indianola , last - Tliey were nicely entertained by the pupils and people of Indianola , who also gave an interesting entertainment in honor of the occasion , which was one of pleasure and profit to both schools. Two deaths occurring among the youth of South McCook , one at least certainly from diphtheria and the second one strongly suspected , have caused the board of education to close the public school in South McCook for the present. One of the victims was the child of a Russian named Crow , and the other one was of that nationality. Although these children were not in school , members of the school were exposed , and it was thought advisable ati Monday to close the school until danger from exposure is past. The high school boys ought to be comparatively happy now. They have organized a foot ball club. For this purpose a meeting was held in the East ward building , Monday , November 12th , and an organization perfected to be known as the McCook high school foot ball team , with the following officers : Manager , Arthur Douglass ; Captain , J. H. Fowler ; Coacher , Jerry Mullen ; Secretary - retary and Treasurer , Charles Northrup. The team as now constituted consists of twenty-two members. There are exciting - ing times in store for the boys from this wildly popular sport. Thanksgiving Proclamation. State of Nebraska , Executive Depart- ment-To the People of the State of Nebraska - braska , Greeting : In conformity with the proclamation of the president of the United States , I do hereby appoint Thursday , November 29th , 1894 , a day of thanksgiving and prayer throughout the state. Owing to the extraordinary drouth which has prevailed in some portions - tions within our borders during the year now drawing to aclose we cannot rejoice in the bountiful crop with which we have usually been blessed. I would , therefore , especially urge upon those who have an abundance to contribute generously to the less fortunate , and by bounteous charity lift the clouds of want and distress - tress wherever found , thus making glad every heart , so that the day may be in truth , as well as in form , a day of thanks- giving. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the great seal of the state. Done at Lincoln this 12th day of November , A , D. 1394. By the Governor , LORENZO CROUNSE. J. C. ALLEN , Secretary of State. Must Pay Up. All bills must be paid between the first and fifteenth of each month , otherwise - wise no credit will be given. CARSON & WEST , Sunny Side Dairy. James , the 19-year-old son of John Broomfield , who lives about : six miles south of Indianola , was killed on Tuesday - day afternoon by accidental discharge of iris gun. He was hunting , riding in a one-horse cart. The gun slipped from his hand and was discharged , the con- ; ents entering his side and killing him instantly. The members of the gun club want to keep their weather eye peeled for a dark horse at the shooting tournament , on Thanksgiving day , C. T. Brewer has invested in a double-action blunderbus and expects to be on the grounds that day. He expects to be in practice , too , so look out for him. Quite a number of Shriners of our city will respond to the invitation recently sent out by Sesostris Shrine , Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine , to participate in the convocation to be held in Lincoln , next week , the 23d instant. You will find all the fruits , berries and vegetables , in season , at Nthle's. And they will be the freshest and best the market affords. Cooks , use McCook Electric Soap and save gumming your dishes and pans. Buy your tablets , inks and box papers of L. W. McConnell & Co , Use McCook Electric Soap and save boiling the clothes. Toilet soap , tooth brushes and sponges at McConnell's. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder Awarded Gold Medal Midwinter Fair , sal Francisco. . . . = 4 . - , PEOPLE YOU KNOW. DR , J. A. GUNK had business in Omaha - ha , this week. MRS , THos. DUNCAN of Indianola was a city visitor , yesterday. REV. BARTLETT of Stockville filled the Congregational pulpit , Sunday morning - ing last. FATHER HICKEY of St. Patrick's fs absent from the city , this week , on business. MRS. C , S. QUICK of Indianola , was a city visitor , yesterday , on a shopping- social tour. B , F. TROxEL and'family will shortly leave for the Arkansas Hot Springs to spend the winter. A. P. E-ix has returned from Arapahoe and resumed his position in the Times- Democrat office. J. R. MCFAUL and family were down from Trenton , Wednesday , on a visit to McCook relatives. MR , AND MRS. C. M. SIMONDS were down from Stockville , Saturday , to the funeral of baby Beggs. S. E HALER , wife and family were up from Indianola , yesterday , guests of W , M , Anderson and family , I. A. SHFRIDAN of Indianola , was an Omaha visitor , Wednesday , on business of political moment doubtless. J. W. HUPP was over at Danbury , Lebanon - anon , Wilsonville and other points in that neighborhood , this week. , E. EWELLER , came up from Syracuse , last Friday night , and has been the guest of his partner , C , L. DeGroff. FRANK BoYD and wife are here from Omaha and guests of H , P. Sutton. He is employed in the Omaha National. FRANK CARRUTH was called to Kings- bury , Indiana , this morning , by a telegram - gram announcing the serious illness of his father. CALEB CLOTHIER was down from his ranch in Hayes county , close of last and first of this week , guest of H. H. Troth and family , JNo. J. LAMBORN , our representative- elect , was a city visitor , Monday , while oil his way to Lincoln on business more or less political. S. W. CUNNINGHAM , who has been teaching overin the Prospect Park neighborhood - borhood on the Driftwood , departed this week , for Iowa. MRS JAMES MCADAMS , who has been seriously ill , the effect of a spider bite , we are pleased to learn , this morning , is better and improving , J. E. KELLEY , A. J. Rittenhouse and others had business at Indianola , Tuesday - day , during the session of the board of county commissioners , GRAND MASTER TULLEYS of Red Cloud opened a school of instruction in Masonry in our city , last night , which will be continued during the remainder of the week. DR. W. V. GAGE was summoned to Indianola , Tuesday evening , by the sickness - ness of Mrs. E. J. Mitchell. Her brother , C. W. Barnes of theTimes-Democrat , accompanied - companied the doctor. AT ° THE CHURCHES. Regular preaching services , Sunday J school and Epworth league in the M. E. church , next Sunday. Baptist services in Temple hail , Sunday - day morning and -evening. Sunday school at ten and Union Endeavor at usual evening hour. Remember the Epworth league social , next Tuesday evening , November 20th , in the Methodistchurch. Refreshments will be served. You are all invited. A general admission fee of ten cents will be charged. Congregational services morning and evening , next Sunday , Rev. Francis Lawson of Franklin will occupy the pulpit in the morning. The subject for the evening discourse will be "Christ's Call" Endeavor society meets at 6:45 p. m. Topic , "Eyes Open to the Light. " Miss Ethel Oyster , leader , At a regular meeting of King Cyrus Chapter No. 35 , R. A , M. , last night , the following officeas were elected : Hugh 1V. Cole , High Priest ; Joe D. Robb , King ; Dr. Z , L. Kay , Scribe ; Thos. G. Rees , Treasurer ; E. E. Lowman , Secretary. A little snow , this morning , and considerably - siderably colder. The chrysanthemum festival season is at hand. . . -a Consult Holmes Bros , the carpenters. It's never too late to repent or too dull to advertise. Good writing paper ten cents a quire at this office. Perfumes and toilet powders at L. W , McConnell & Co's. Miss Minnie Pade is a member of the postoffice force now , C. L. Miller has re-opened a restaurant in the Horner building. Buy your tablets , inks and box papers of L. W. McConnell & Co. The Danbury News just gut in under the canvas in the nick of time. The Lady Maccabees is one of the flourishing lodges of the city. The Star of Jupiter threatens to take on quite a new life and activity. If you want to rent a model farm for five years see A. W. Campbell of Box Elder , Nebraska. We are selling meats cheaper than any one in the city. And we do as we advertise , F , S. WiLcox. Abstracts of title will be furnished promptly and accurate by byC. C. T , BEGGs. Mr , and Mrs , Ed , Allen had a very disagreeeble and expensive experience with a coal oil stove , a few evenings since. The dime social given in the Congregational - gational church , Tuesday evening by the ladies of the Dorcas society , was well attended and patronized. The annual meeting of the McCook club will be held in the club room on Saturday evening next at 8 o'clock , and a full attendance of the members is urgently - ently requested. Rev. Francis Lawson and daughter arrived from Franklin , Monday evening , and are the guests of W. F. Lawson of the First National. They are on their way to California to spend the winter. Any persons who now are or have been Presbyterians should correspond with C. W , Higgins , Sunday School Missionary , Oxford , Nebraska , in regard to donations - tions of clothing , if they are in need of any for themselves or their family. The county commissioners have been in session , this week. Besides the con- temnlation of the usual large number o f after-election bills , the commissioners havebeen , confronted with an unusual demand for aid. In fact this problem of aid threatens to become a rather serious one before another crop is raised in this county. Mr. and Mrs. Carey T. Beggs feel that they have every reason to be deeply grateful to their kind neighbors and friends for assistance and comfort generously - ously rendered them in their recent bereavement - reavement , and desire to express their profound thankfulness for the same in this manner. The souvenier half dollar , issued in honor of the world's fair , is now a current - rent half dollar , a demand having recently - ently sprung up for them. Secretary Carlisle has issued an order to the sub- treasurers directing them to pay out on demand the souvenir coins at the same ratio as the legalized half dollar of the United States , namely , at par with gold. There will be $1,795,980 worth of these pieces afloat. It is a very painful sight indeed to see the dissolute course being taken by some of the younger young men of our city. You are making an unprofitable experiment - ment , lads. Besides you may suffer the humiliation of spending a night in the municipal jug one of these fine nights when you are out decorating the town. Come , boys , you will not grow into manhood - hood any more rapidly or satisfactorily by such a course , Fifteen (15) cents will buy a box of nice writing paper at this office , containing - taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 cnveI- opes. Buy your tablets , inks and box papers of L. W. McConnell & Co , A nice variety of ink and pencil tablets - lets at this office , Fifty dozen more of that cheap Underwear. If you don't knotz what It is , come and ask for it. L. LOWNAM & SON. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder world's Fair Hlghat Modal ad Diglvma. ( Run Over and Killed. . Mary , the comely daughter of Widow Macho , a Bohemian washer-woman of South McCook , was run over by a Northwestern - western passenger train about three miles east of Inland , Tuesday night , and both legs were cut off above the knees. She died early on the following morning - ing , before her mother who left for Hastings - ings on No. 2 arrived at her bedside. The girl was on her way to Omaha and had made a brief visit in Hastings en route. There are many rumors and theories as to the circumstances of the sad aflair. One is that she got on an Elkhorn Valley - ley train by mistake at Hastings , and 0 that the mistake was not noticed until the train arrived at Harvard , where she was let ofE That she started to walk back from Harvard to Hastings and was run down by the Northwestern passenger - ger as stated above. There are other theories involving foul play , temporary insanity , etc. , but the probabilities are that the matter will ever remain more or less a mystery. The injured girl was removed to the Commercial hotel at Hastings , where she died early Wednesday - day morning. The remains were brought to McCook on the late passenger , the following evening , for burial , and the funeral took place Friday morning. It is stated that the distracted mother desired to end her own life in Iastings. No wonder , poor woman. This makes the third or fourth violent death , and the fifth or sixth in all , within the past seven or eight years ; and her cup of sur- row is running over. Purses were raised for the poor , distracted woman both here and at Hastings , and much sympathy - thy is expressed in her behalf on all hands. Her terrible experience of the past few years would have utterly destroyed - stroyed a more sensitive soul. Father Brinker of Wray , Colorado , conducted the services. Regular Session. The city council wasin regularsession , Monday evening , with a full board present - ent for the transaction of business. Following bills were allowed : A. G. Bump , salary.- Howe Smitli , salary- . . . . . . . . So.uo C. G. Coglizer , salary etc , . . . 50.95 McCook Electric Light Co , . . 100.00 Barnett LumberCo. . , . . . . . . 20.62 S. M. Cochran & Co. . . . . . . . 1.15 Hall & Beinhart. . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 H. H. Berry , commission. . . . 4 .80 J. S. LeHew , salary. . . . . . . . . 37.50 C. B. Gray , salary. . . . . . . . . . , 37.50 J. B. Kelley , salary. . . . . . . . . . 37.00 J. Wilcox , salary. . . . . . . . . 75.00 Report of cemetery superintendent was read and referred to the cemetery committee - mittee for consideration and action. An ordinance was read first time to "establish water pressure for fire purposes poses , and to regulate the same , and to provide a penalty for violation of said rules. " Another ordinance also passed its first reading amending section tliree of ordiu- arice 53 , "establishing the McCook fire department , providing for and regulating - ing the same , passed and approved Jan. 1oth,1894 , and to repeal said section , " For Sale or Rent. Seven-room house , corner of Madison and Monroe streets , with bath room and water closet. Steel range will be left in the house. Good cellar and large barn. Fruit trees and lawn. As desirable - ble a place as there is in the city. Inquire - quire of FRANK CARRUTH. , George G. Chinn , recently head cook at the Commercial , is now in charge of the'Carpenter restaurant. The governor has issued his Thanksgiving - giving proclamation = Tt is terse , but to the point , as usual. STORE 1 : M2 t IS , SHE' PLACE. . 17 lbs. Granulated Sugar. . . . . . . . . . . . $1.00 2 packages Jav anesecoffeethe best package coffee onThe market ) . , . 45 I lb , bestUucolo red Japan Tea. . . . .45 11b. of the 45c grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3s albs. sun-dried Apples . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 2 lbs. evaporated Apples. . . .25 Igood 'broom-a bargain , , . . . . . . . . .r5 Crawford's Genuine Apple Cider Vinegar , per gallon , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 1 gal. pure. Ohio Maple Syrup . . . . . L25 1 gal , fancy new Sorghum. . . . . . . . . . 50 6 bars White Russian soap , . . , . . . . . .25 3 cans Blue Valley Sugar Corn , . . . . .25 6 fat family mackerel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Salt Salmon , per pound , , , , , , . , , , . .10 New England Mince Meat , . , , , . . , . , to . J. W , McKENNA , - Proprietor. . " '