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: THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOUK RED WILLOW BOUNTY NEBRASKA FRIDAY EVENING NOV. 23 1894. NUMBER
The Burlington's New Line.
' The Burlington Route is a notable exception -
ception to the general run of western
} During a period when railroad building -
ing in this country has been almost at a
standstill , it has been steadily pushing
forward its northwest extension and now
takes much pleasure in announcing its
completion to Billings , Montana , 893
iniles from Omaha.
At Billings connettion 'is made with
the Northern Pacificrailroad , and , under
a traffic agreement with that , company ,
business of all classes is exchanged there
or , more properly speaking , routed
through that point to and from every
station on or reached via the Northern
.Pacific and Burlington systems.
This new short line , for that is exactly
what it is , reduces the distance between
r ' , Omaha , Kansas City , St. Louis , and the
territory south and southeast of these
cities , on the one band , and Montana ,
Northern Idaho , and all Puget Sound
points , on the other , all the way from
50 to 473 miles. It thus becomes an important -
portant factor in bringing the vast scope
of country served by the Northern Pacific -
cific into closer relationship with the
Missouri and Mississippi valleys.
Just to illustrate things , the new short
line saves :
: 94 miles between Omaha and Helena.
224"miles between Omaha and Butte.
.371 miles between Omaha and Spokane.
S4 miles between Omahaand Takonia.
49 miles between Omaha and Seattle.
i The neiv line has been constructed in
a most substantial manner. Excellently
ballasted , laid with the heaviest steel
upon more than the usual number of
ties , it equals the best and oldest portions -
tions of the Burlington system.
People whose opinion is worth having
pronounce it superior to any new track
ever built in the western states.
The train service will consist of Pullman -
man Palace sleeping cars , reclining
'chair cars and standard Burlington Route
day coaches , Omaha and Lincoln to
-As a scenic route the new line takes
] sigh rank.
The rich farms of eastern and central
i Nebraska ; the more sparsely settled
country that lies between Ravenna and
the boundary line separating Nebraska
and South Dakota ; the canons , peaks
and swelling meadow lands of the Black
Hills , the wonderful "Devil's Tower , "
. the irrigated districts of northern Wyo-
using , CusterButterfield , the picturesque
' windings of the Little Big Horn , the
! + glorious valleys of the great Crow Indian
Reservation-all these are seen from the
ai car window.
; dull information relative to the train
1I service , rates , or other features of the
new short line will be gladly furnished
' upon application to J. Francis , General
+ + I Passenger Agent , Burlington Route , at
Omaha , Nebraska.
The General is Proud of McCook.
Mast week at the suggestion of an old
' veteran Mayor Kelley for the city cons -
w gratulated General McCook upon his
1 promotion to the Major Generalship in
Uncle Sam's service. The following
communication from the General has
been received by the Mayor , acknowledging -
edging receipt of congratulations sent :
Headquarters Department of the Colorado -
rado , Denver , Colorado , November 15th ,
. . 1894. Hon. J. E. Kelley , Mayor of Mc-
1 Cook , Nebraska. My dear sir-Please
accept my sincere thanks for the kind
r words of congratulation upon my promo =
tion , received from you and the city
council of the town which , I am proud
to say , bears my name. Very truly yours ,
A. MCD. MCCooK ,
Package Donation Party.
The public attention is again directed
to the package donation party to be given
1 by the members and friends of the Baptist -
tist church in the Temple hall on next
1 ! Saturday evening for the benefit of the
pastor. It is hoped that the donations
may be as generous as possible. Parties
T will be at the ball all day tomorrow to
receive and care forpackagessent. Light
refreshments will be served by the ladies
of the aid society. In addition there will
be given an enjoyable musical program.
' The invitation is to all. Admission free.
' School Foot Bali Club.
The school foot ball club has met with
l s serious loss , its entire outfit having
been stolen on Tuesday night. The orchestra -
chestra , assisted by Mr. Valentine , has
arranged a benefit entertainment for
Monday evening next in the assembly
room. The tickets have been placed at
yen cents and the entire proceeds are to
be devoted to repairing the loss to the
; . Y athletic club. The programme will consist -
sist of music by the orchestra and the
r reading of D'Ennery's thrilling' melodrama -
drama , "A Celebrated Case. . "
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest Award.
FORGET NOT THE PRINTER.
"Full soon we'll see the Christmas tree ,
With lovely gifts down bent ; '
And in our pocket-books we'll find
There's not one single cent. "
"Hen" parties are all the rage.
A nice variety of ink and pencil tablets -
lets at this office.
Something new-McConnell's Balsam
for Coughs and Colds.
George Henning has gone to work for
Fowler Wilcox in the B. & id. market.
George Henning closed his meat market -
ket over on West Dennison street , middle -
dle of last week.
It is seasonable for planting holiday
advertisements , if you expect to have
your share of that trade.
The county commissioners have made
a call for liberal space in this issue. See
proceedings and road notices.
Fifteen ( I5) cents will buy a box of
nice'writing paper at this office , containing -
taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 envel-
The Cambridge Kaleidoscope says that
Ex-Court Reporter A. D. Gibbs has
secured a good paying position already
in Denver ,
Grand Mnster Workman Tate has this
week removed from Hastings to Lincoln
where he will make his home and headquarters -
quarters in future.
Colonel Bishop's readers don't fancy
the name of his paper , and on December
7.h he will change the caption of the
same to "The Weekly Reporter. "
If you are ambitious to know all about
it , subscribe for THE MCCOOK TRIBUNE
If you want others to know about you
and your business , advertise in THE MC-
No irate subscriber has placed an occupant -
cupant in our coop , so we cannot speak
from observationbut we understand that
the turkeys are commencing to roost
The meeting of the Star of Jupiter on
Tuesday evening of this week was participated -
ipated in by about sixty members. At
the business meeting preceding the supper -
per six new members were initiated into
the order. The supper was quite a success -
cess , and the whole affair gratifying to
the promoters on its successful outcome.
Local talent will give our people "A
Night in Ethiopio , " in the Menard opera
house , Tuesday evening , November 27th.
The affair will be given under auspices
of the ladies' guild of the Episcopal
church , and will consist of the choicest
selections of minstrelsy. The general
admission fee is 25c. Reserved seats 35c.
Ticketson saleat McConnell's drug store.
You want to go of course. The ladies
will entertain you.
To be thorough and successful in our
farming operations in this country , we
should sub-soil our plowing each year.
How many are going to do itthis coining
season ? A sub-soil plow will cost from
ten to twelve dollars and the additional
crop on one acre will pay for it. If you
do not expect to cultivate more than
forty acres next year , better cut it down
to twenty and use your sub-soil plow , or
to even ten , and ia.the end it will pay
Hon. I. A. Sheridan , who was Repre-
sentative-elect Lamborn's running mate
in the late election , is an applicant for
warden of the penitentiary at Lincoln ,
and is said to feel quite confident and
jubilant over his chances of securing that
desirable plum. But 'there are others
who do not regard Ike's ' chances so rose-
ate--is Edward will not likely forget the
slap on the countenance administered by
the robust Red Willow county statemnn
about two years since.
To be right abreast the rest of the
trans-continental roads , the Burlington
will begin the running of tourist cars between -
tween Los Angeles and Boston , December -
ber 5th , without change , and will run
weekly after that date. Westbound , the
cars will leave Chicago November 28t i ,
arriving in Omaha on the 29th , and go
west on No. 5 , and will run Thursdays
thereafter. Eastbound , the cars will be
handled by the Southern Pacific as far as
Ogden , the Denver & Rio Grande will
take them to Denver , the Burlington will
do the hauling as far as Chicago. From
there the Chicago & Grand Trunk , the
Grand Trunk , Rome , Watertown & Og-
densburg , the Central Vermont and the
Boston & Maine into Boston will be used ,
not a change being necessary in all the
AT THE CHURCHES.
Regular preaching services , Sunday
school and Epworth league in the M. E.
church , next Sunday.
Episcopal services in McConnell hall ,
next Sunday morning and evening , at It
and 8 o'clock respectively , by Rev. Knox.
Sunday school at to.
Baptist services in Temple hall , Sunday -
day morning and evening. Sunday
school at ten and Union Endeavor at
usual evening hour.
Union Thanksgiving services at the
Congregational chi rch , Thursday next ,
at II o'clock , a. m. Sermon by Rev. A.
G. Forman of the Methodist church ,
Congregational-Morning services at
It o'clock , subject "Saving America. "
Evening services at 7:30. Endeavor so =
ciety : ieets at 6:45 : , subject "The Fold
and the Shepherd. " W. F. Lawson ,
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ;
President Dr. McCosh of Princeton
university died last Friday , Nov. 16th.
The members of the McCook high
school alumni will meet in the east ward
school building , tomorrow evening at
7:30 , for the purpose of adopting a constitution -
stitution and by-laws , and for the trans
action o fsuch other business as may come
before the association.
The new foot ball of the association ,
together with all the appliances thereunto -
unto belonging , have taken wings and
hied themselves away , this week , and
the boys with long hair parted in the
middle are in tear's and rage over its dis-
appearance. It will not be well with the
party or parties responsible for their absence -
sence , when the name or names are
Your choice of any hat or cap in our
store for next thirty days , to every man
buying a suit of our bargains in men's
winter clothing. The suits are a bargain
at the price sold for ; the hat is given to
you for nothing but your good will and
trade. Buy early and get your pick out
of a fine line of hats and caps. Good
bargains in underwear for ladies , gentlemen -
men and children.
MCCooK MERCANTILE Co.
Conductor J. H. Burns thought he
would have to bring one of his passengers -
ers into McCook , Wednesday night , in a
gunny sack , but a providential iuterfer-
euce saved him that painful duty. He
and Johnson were bringing No. 3 iuto
port. Trey had a passenger for Indian-
ola. Shortly after the train passed the
east switch the passenger for some reason
jumped while train was underhigh speed.
The rapid movement of the train drew
the man under the cars , and when the
train crew went back from the Indianola
depot they expected to have to use the
fireman's scoop in gathering up the re-
mains. Imagine their delight and surprise -
prise when they met the remains coming
up the yard apparently uninjured. The
passenger had evidently struck a brake
beam or truck and was knocked from
haru's way. He was , however , so badly
shaken up or frightened as to be practically -
ally speechless , and no information could
be gather. d from his mutterings.
Sonic conscienceless scamps have been
traveling through the eastern part of the
state ostensibly for the purpose of engaging -
gaging machinists and other skilled laborers -
borers to go to Colon to assist in the
completion of the Panama canal. The
men pay a small amount for a contract
and when they arrive at the. isthmus
find that the canal company is employing -
ing only negroes and paying them the
equivalent of only 32 cents in American
money. A contractor writes that the
isthmus is full of skilled mechanics who
are unable to make enough to keep them
from actual want.
Conductor J. J. Curran , wife and two
children came up from Republican City ,
Sunday night , on a short visit. Jack returned -
turned to his run on Monday morning ,
Mrs. Curran and the children remaining
a day or two longer. They were guests
of L. W. Stayner and others of their
many McCook friends.
You will find all the fruitsberries
and vegetables , in season , at Noble's.
And they will be the freshest and best
the market affords.
Fine and completeline of calling cards
at THE TRIBUNE. Also order taken for
Cooks , use McCook Electric Soap and
save gumming your dishes and pans.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Awarded Gold Medal Midwinter Fair , Saa Francisco.
F'EOI'LE YOU KNOW.
SUPT. BAYSTON was up on school business -
iness , Monday.
BANKER DURHAM of.Yuma was a city
visitor , Wednesdays.
R. 0. PHILLIPS was up from Lincoln ,
Tuesday , on business.
PERRY L. HOLE , Arapahoe , was at
headquarters , Monday.
A. KAILSTEDT's family took their departure -
parture for Texas , Sunday night.
EDGAR FLOYD JONES was up from the
county-seat , Wednesday evening ,
MRS. DR. MITCHRII , of Lincoln is the
guest of Louis Lowman and family ,
GEORGE HOCKNELL arrived home
from California , Wednesday morning.
E. C. WAGNER , one of Arapahoe's
dashing young gallants , spent Sunday in
M. J. , ABBOTT of Hayes Center and J.
R. Hart of Wauneta were city visitors ,
C. T. BREWER arrived home last night
on No. 4 from a visit to Colorado on
GEORGE HANLEIN left , the fore part
of the week , for Emporia , Kansas , on a
visit to relations there ,
MR. AND MRS. J.W. DoLAN drove up
from Indianola , yesterday morning , on
a pleasure-business visit.
E. C. BALLEW , G. R. Johnson and C.
E. Pope went down to the Shriners'
meeting at Lincoln , this week.
J. T. BULLARD came down from Palisade -
ade , Wednesday evening , on his way to
the Shriners' consistory at Lincoln.
REPRESENTATIVE COLE of Culbertson
and BANKER HENRY of Palisade were
at political headquarters , Monday night ,
MRS. L. W. SNow , one of last year's
teachers , arrived in the city , latter part
of last week , and is theguest of her sister
Mrs. A. J. Clute.
MRS. JOHN WHITTAKER left on last
night's passenger for Michigan on a visit
of some length , she not having visited
the old home in many years.
POSTMASTER BARNEY HOFER of the
Hayes Center Times and estimable wife
spent Monday night in the city on their
homeward way from visiting points east
MR. BOWMAN , who has been Postmaster -
ter Meeker's all-around man the past
summer , will leave for York in a few
days to be head pusher on Ex-Warden
Nobes' stock farm.
MR. AND MRS. FRED SOVEREIGN of
Lebanon came up to the metropolis , the I
close of last week , going from here to
Denver on a trip of a few days. Mrs. J.
W. Hupp accompanied then : .
J. R. MCFAUL has accepted a position
as clerk for the McCook Mercantile Co.
He and the family moved down from
Trenton , close of last week. Hey is an
experienced clerk and business man , and
will be an efficient addition to the Mer-
Suit to Recover.
Suit was instituted in county court ,
first of the week , by Mayor Kelley , to
recover from Ex-Couucilman James Mc-
Adams the sum of $ roe , the sum it is
alleged that he received in excess of the
legal salary while serving as councilman.
We understand that suit against the
other councilmen who have taken the
salary given by the city ordinancewhich
is double the amount allowed by the law
ofthe commonwealth , will follow in due
The fact that the salaries paid McCook
city officials have been too high , and in
the case of the councilmen illegal , has
been set forth in THE TRIBUNE at different -
ent times in the past two years , but the
warning bias been passed by lightly.
It is now to be fondly hoped that every
dollar alleged to have been unlawfully
withdrawn from the city treasury shall
be promptly returned. Not only this ,
but the present salary ordinance should
be wiped from the statutes of the city at
once. The salaries of the city officers ,
with the exc4ption of the policeperhaps ,
should be cut in two.
This action all along the line should
be taken in the interest of the taxpayers
of this city , and regardless of individuals.
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.
Try McConnell's Fragrant Lotion for
chapped face or hands.
Consult Holmes Bros. , the carpenters.
Use McConnell'a Balsam for Coughs
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
Use McCook Electric Soap and save
boiling the clothes.
Jacob Burnett is having a bath room
addition made to his home , this week.
Remember the lady minstrels at the
opera house on next Tuesday evening.
Abstracts of title will be furnished
promptly and accurate by
C. T , BEGGS.
That was a very pathetic "misunder-
standing" had between two mistaken
young friends , Monday night. Tut , tut.
Calling cards now are both smaller in
size and thinner in quality , and printing
should be done with smaller type to be
strictly in vogue.
Last Thursday's State Journal announces -
ces the fact that Thomas M. Scott of our
city has been granted a pension , and we
congratulate Tom upon this too tardy
No farmer in Red Willow county who
has the price and power should fail to do
some thorough sub-soil plowing , next
spring. Give it a practical test of your
own. Others have made a success of it.
See Mrs. M. E. Barger , the milliner ,
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.
Among the present at the Masonic
school of instruction held in our city close
of last week , by Grand Lecturer Tulleys
of Red Cloud , were : F. G. Stilgebouer ,
W. A. Minniear , Otto Puels , William
Sandon , Danbury ; J. H. Stevens , A. G.
Keys , S. Bentley , Bartley.
At the annual meeting of the members
of the McCook club held on Saturday
evening last ; the following named gentlemen -
tlemen were elected to constitute the
board of directors for the ensuing year :
J. E. Kelley , president ; C. F. Babcock ,
secretary ; George Hocknell , treasurer ;
H. H. Troth , P. A. Wells , C. E. Magner ,
A. Campbell , W. S. Morlan , and Samuel
The social at the Methodist church on
Tuesday evening under auspices of the
Epwortli league attracted a large attend-
ance. Quite a varied acid enjoyable literary -
erary and musical programme was rendered -
dered , consistingof recitations , readings ,
choruses , duets , instrumental selections ,
and the like. Besides the young men
served light refreshments-and it was all
for the small sum of oiie dime-two nicks
August Droll reports that a Hastings
or Inland gentleman informed hint , the
other day , that they are working on a
clue involving a Chicago stockman in
the death of Mary Macho. A buggy ride
andsoforth entering into the particulars
related. Whether there is anything in
this alleged clue we know not , but the
idea of foul play in connection with the
death of Mary Macho seems to be pretty
firmly fixed in the minds of the people
of this place.
We have been requested to announce
that there will be a meeting held in the
McCook club reading rooms on next
Wednesday afternoon from 3 toy o'clock
to discuss the matter of benevolent work
that may be needed in our city during
the coming winter. All ladies of the city
who are interested in this matter are
invited to attend the meeting. Nothing
elaborate in the way of organization is
contemplated , but it is expected a investigate -
tigate and discuss the needs in a city
in the line of benevolence. As fall an
attendance as possible is urged.
Iiessrs. Hocknell and Lawson propose
to have in time one of the finest hog
ranches in this section , and have just
laid the foundation for a large lterd.This
week they purchased from F. S. Wilcox '
thirty head of selected Poland-China
sows of the R. S. Hileman thoroughbred
herd. Their ranch , the old Frank Preston -
ton place , is being fenced with woven
wire , and that desirable place is being
put in good shape for the industry. With
alfalfa and the other crops possible with
excellent irrigation facilities , the gentlemen -
men will doubtless score a gratifying
success of this enterprise.
Fifty dozen more of that cheap
Underwear. If you don't know what
it is , come and ask for it.
L. LOWMAN & SOU.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's. Fdr Highest Medal aad Oiploa.
Mrs. George E. Johnston entertained a
large company of lady friends at her
charming home , Wednesday evening , in
a most felicitous and clever fashion. At
an early hour refreshments of a most inviting -
viting and toothsome quality were served
in pretty style at a table handsomely set
and decorated. Progressive high five
was the amusement of the evening. The
prize was won by Mrs. H. P. Sutton by
drawing-she being one of four ladies
having a tie number of games. The
booby was captured by Mrs. Z. L. Kay.
Guests were : Mesdames-Louis Lowman ,
C. W. Bronson , J. B. Meserve F. A. Pen-
nell , C. F. Babcock , B. F. Troxel , C. M.
Noble , C. L. DeGroff , H. W. Cole , F. S.
Wilcox , J. F. Kenyon , A. S. Campbell ,
Vina Wood , C. T. Brewer , H. P. Sutton , '
F. M. , Kimmel ! , L. Day , S. B. Strasser ,
0. M. Knipple , Patton , J. W. Hupp , H.
H. Easterday , Fl. H.Troth , J. E. Kelley ,
Jacob Burnett , W. S. Morlan , Z. L. Kay ,
L. W. McConnell , W. C. LaTourette , E.
C. Ballew , W. S. Cornutt of Culbertson ,
Mitchell of Lincoln ,
On last Monday night Mrs. F. A. Pen-
nell entertained a party of friends at a
card party. Refreshments' were served.
Some people seen : to think that they
can do road work without any authority
whatever for so doing. I will say that
the commissioners have been imposed
upon in some cases , and also that there
are no avaible funds forroad work except
in cases of destitution. The person in
need of assistance will make out a sworn
statement on blanks recently provided
by the county for such purpose , and by
presenting it to the couiurissioner of their
district will be allowed work , provided iii
the judgment of the commissioner the
applicant is deemed needy. Under no
other circumstances can road work be
done , and persons doing contrary to the
above described plan , will find their bills
very promptly rejected by the board of
C. J. RYAN ,
Commissioner Third District.
Notice is hereby given that on Saturday -
day , the first day of December , 1894 , at
one o'clock , p. nt. , at the court house in
Indianola , the annual meeting of the Red
Willow County Agricultural Society will
be held for the purpose of electing officers -
ers for the ensuing year and to transact
any other business that may conic before
the society. J. II : BERGS , Sec'y.
For Sale or Rent.
Seven-room house , corner of Madison
and Monroe streets , with bath room and
water closet. Steel range will be left
I 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.
We make a specialty of flue job print-
ing. Oursamples of fashionable and elegant -
gant stationery fcr invitations , programs
etc. , is not excelled in Nebraska.
For Sale or Lease.
The butcher shop and tools on West
Dennison street. Inquire of S. M. Cochran -
ran & Co. , or of PERRY SToNv ; .
160 Acres For Sale.
70 acres oId ground. 9o acres under
c the irrigation 'lire Two miles from
McCook. Terms easy. F. \VILCOx. .
List any lands you may have to sell at
a bargain with J. E. Kelley. Office in
rear of First National Bank , McCook ,
Book-keeping blank books for sale at
this office. Day , cash , journal , ledger ,
each at loc. apiece.
Is THE PLACE.
171b4. Granulated Sugar . . . . . -t ; r
2 packages javanese Cofl'eethe best
package coffee on the market ) . . . 45
t lb. best Uncolored Japan Tea. . . . . 45
I lb. of the 4Jc grade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13 lbs. sun-dried Apples. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2 lbs. evaporated Apples. . . . . . . . . . .
I good broom-a bargain. . . . . . . . . . . 15
Crawford's Genuine Apple Cider
Vinegar , per gallon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
I gal. pure Ohio Maple Syrup . . . . . 1.25
I gal. fancy new Sorghum. . . . . . . . . . 50
6 bars White Russian soap , . . . . . . . . .25
3 cans Blue Valley Sugar . . . . . .
6 fat family mackerel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Salt Salmon , per pound . . . . . . . . . . . . Io
New England Mince Meat- . . . . . . . . .to
j. W. MCKENNA ,
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