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. 'T'HIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , 'NEBRASKA. , FRIDAY EVENING , NOV. 30 , 1894. NUMBER 28 ,
A GAY NIGHT IN ETHIOPIA.
A Large and Enthusiastic Audience
! Witnesses the Performance.
IT WAS A VOCIIEROUS SUCCESS.
Atremendous , brilliant and enthusiastic -
tic audience thronged the opera hall ,
Tuesday evening , to hear the minstrel
entertainment given by local talentunder
the auspices of the Ladles' Guild of the
Episcopal church , From the opening
overture to the concluding cake walk
the entertainment was received with
demonstrations of pleasure and appreciation -
ciation characteristic of delighted Mc-
The opening chorus , "Susan Brown , "
vas a rollicking affair , with Sunburst
White as soloist and it brought down
"A Coon Wedding" was the next se-
lection. Shiftless Willy did the solo act ,
end the number was well received.
Weary Wrest performed the solo work
so inimitably in the "Little Alabama
Coon" as to receive a conspicuous en-
Shiftless Willy also exploited his sweet
tenor with success in singing the solo in
"The Sheriff's Safe. "
Melindy Clovertop quite captivated
'the audience in her "Love Me Little ,
Love Me Long , ' 'with chorus and etcetras.
The first part concluded with a chorus ,
"Climb Up Little Chillun , " in which the
full strength exhibited their vocal capac-
e it ) ' , and Bones and Tambo their several
A selection by the orchestra introduced -
duced the second and final part of the
And then Broadway Gusher took the
audience by storm in his "Sweeet Six-
teteii" and dancing. Nothing but a reappearance -
pearance would appease the calls of the
tumultuous audience for more of this
} number , e
Miss Sally Roarer then bursted in upon
the situation in a fierce , forensic fury.
"Woman's Rights" was the teeming
source of her plethoric , fervid and vociferous -
Sweet Cicely and Go Wayback sang
Their affecting character song , "Good
Bye , My Old Cabin Home , " quite artis-
licaliy and sweetly.
Opera Hall and Coon House at this
( juncture introduced their myrth-provok-
ing sketch entitled "Wars De Money , "
in which they furnished as much fun a s
a cage of monkeys.
"The Swanee River-peace to i
placid depths-was prettily sung by
Melody Pitch , the celebrated colore d
S Limekiln and Whitewash , the musical
niokes , made a good impression in thei r
instrumental duet on the mandolin an d
At this point in the programme Mr.
I' ' Opera Hall rushed upon the stage , re -
in hand ; and essayed to sin g
"After the Ball is Over. " He was ruth -
lessly shot down and dumped into th e
property room by the enraged "sups. "
The "Mocking Bird , " with variations
was rendered by the whistling soloist
-Maria D. Calla-Flour , who.gave the an
cient tradition about whistling wome n
an artistic black eye by an exhibition o
unusual accomplishment in that line.
The entertainment concluded with
. side-splitting cake walk , in which th e
b participants were arrayed in the mos
incongruous and inharmonious and poly
chromatic costumes imaginable , formin g
, an indescribable kaleidoscopic effect
Queer Jaffey took the cake. He certainly
The entertainment was unique in con
ception and overwhelmingly successfu
in rendition , upon which fact all con
cerned are to be congratulated warmly
The orchestra was composed of Mis
Sallie Bomgardner , first violin ; A. P
.Ely , cornet ; Harry Frey , clarinet ; Chas
McConnell , trombone ; E. J.Wilcox , bas
violin , H. P. Sutton , director ; Miss Pear
Brewer , pianist. They gave some first
J. F. Forbes as Bones-Queer Jaffey _
; vas characteristically inimitable , an
'worth the full price of admission.
Miss Catherine Holland as Interloc u
tar-R.E.Ward-was a dignified succes s
"Miss . "
a first-class Johnsing.
Miss Mary Walters as Tambo-Susa
Snowball-was a great hit , her trad i
tional wit and vim making her perfor m-
auce very good indeed.
In the dramatis personae Miss Mau
Tlurgess appeared as Sunburst White
Mrs. C. W. Bronson as Melindy Clove r
top , Sweet Cicely , Melody Pitch an
Call-a-Flour Muss Mabel Wi 1
Marfa D. - - ;
cox as Miss Sally Roarer ; Tom McCa r
as Shiftless Willy , Blue Day and
Wayback ; Jerry Mullen as Gusher Broad
f way ; W.B.Milis as Weary Wrest ; Mess re
Hall and Forbes as Opera Ball and Coo
Souse in the sketch ; and Misses Ro
Lee , Bertha Townsend , Nellie Gun n
Lora LeHew , Messrs. M. W. Eaton an
C , W. Barnes completed the list.
Dr , Price's Cream Baking Powde
World's Fair Highest Award.
s , : , , . - . . . . . -
White Pine Cough Syrup , by McMillen ,
A nice variety of ink and pencil tablets -
lets at this office.
Try McMillen's Damask Rose Lotion
far face and hands.
Wood is getting to be almost a drug
on the local market.
Council did not meet in regular session -
sion , Monday evening. ,
Something new-McConnell's Balsam
for Coughs and Colds.
FOUND-Gold breast pin , small cameo
Letting. Inquire at Troth's feed store.
Note the change of advertisement in
this issue made by the McCook Corn-
Many lawns are being mulched for the
winter with "chip dirt" secured down
at the round house.
Fifteen ( i5) ) cents will buy a box of
nice writing paper at this office , containing -
taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 envel-
List any lands you may have to sell at
a bargain with J. E. Kelley. Office in
rear.of First National Bank , McCook ,
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
M , E. Piper of Box Elder , Monday of
this week. The mother , we regret to
learn , is quite poorly.
The country newspapers of Nebraska
are a little bit handsomer and better
than those of any other state in the un-
If reports are true concerning the warlike -
like feeling existing in Indianola , our
neighboring countrymen down there are
losing a good deal of sleep nights now.
Tuesday afternoon of this week E. M.
Brewer of Box Elder , accidently cut
himself with an ax in the hand quite
severely. Dr. Gage ministered to the
injured man professionally.
The Ladies of the Maccabees announce
that they will on December 20th give a
ball , concerning which fuller particulars
will be given in future issues of the local
The next state legislature would render
the newspaper fraternity a worthy turn
by enacting a law similar to the one now
in force in Kansas , which requires that
newspapers shall be established for one
year before they are competent to pub-
fish legal notices.
The members of the Ladies' Guild feel
most deeply grateful to those whose untiring -
tiring efforts went to make the enter -
tainment a success ; and to those whose
patronage amply repaid the endeavo r
put forth to entertain and please them.
They make use of this means to than k
one and all for the gracious favors an d
A literary society was organized i n
school district 72 , last Friday evening
f to be known as the Vidette.Literary an d
Debating Society. The officers are W
L M. Rollins , president ; Frank Lytle , vice
president ; Emma Simpson , secretary ;
t R S. Gordon , treasurer. Political an d
- theological questions only are discusse d
every Friday evening.
Here , says an exchange , is somethin g
that is worth five dollars to every farme r
- in the land to know. Sprinkle a litt l s
1 stone lime in your stock tank , and not a
- particle of green scum will form in th e
, water. When the lime looses its stengt h
S and scum begins to form , which may b e
twice during the season , wash out th e
tank and repeat the dose. It is cheap
s not only harmless , but wholesome , an d
keeps the water sweet and saves work.
By tabulating the vote of all the state
in the recent glection and comparin g
I the totals with those of 1892 , the Ne w
York World thinks 'it has disclosed
- gain of 6ooooo by the populists in tw
; years time. It is undeniable that th
populists have gained strength in a num
n ber of the states , and equall "undeniabl
- that they have lost in others , as witnes
- their loss of representation in congress
The gains seem to have been in th
d larger cities , where they were previousl
. almost wholly unrepresented.
d - A popular subscription has been star t
ed in Denver for the purpose of estab
l lishing a plant for the development
the remedy for diphtheria. The ne
1- remedy is in such demand that it ha
found next to impossible to secure an
for patients in the west. It is to b
se hoped the remedy may be secured her
, very soon. The agony of bereaved pa r
d ents will not be modified by the know
ege that in a year or two at the mo S
r deaths from diphtheria will be almo
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. .
The 'athletic association received its
new foot ball , last Saturday.
The $2 reward offered has failed to
bring to light the stolen foot hall yet
The orchestra has been temporarily
impaired by the retirement of Hallie
Bomgardner , one of the first violinists.
The alumni 'meeting ' held on last Saturday -
urday evening , to adopt a constitution
and by-laws , adjourned without accomplishing -
plishing that purpose.
After reading an account ofa collegiate
foot ball contest it is pretty difficult to
decide which is the bigger brute , the
long haired oneor the expansive mugged
Mrs. Watie Van Petten , superintendent -
ent of Hitchcock county , was down from
Trenton , last Friday , and together with
Miss Wibley of the Culbertson schools ,
visited our city schools ,
In France traveling schools are sup-
ported. Huge caravan wagons are used.
These wagons are eighteen feet long
and ten feet wide. The light filters
through the green linen sides , for the
improvised school houses have no win-
dows. Blackboards , maps , and all the
usual paraphernalia of the school room
are provided. The children range from
about eight to fourteen years of age and
the hours of instruction are from eight
to ten iii the morning and from two to
four in the afternoon. The schools follow -
low a strict itinerary from spring to fall
and in the winter they remain stationary.
As the children would be apt to be transferred -
ferred from one fair to another , the
method of instruction in the schools is
AT THE CHURCHES.
Regular preaching services , Sunday
school and Epworth league in the M. E.
church , next Sunday.
The Christian Endeavor Society of the
Congregational church will hold a social
at the residence of W , F. Lawson , next
Thursday evening. Young people are
We are requested to announce that a
pound donation party will be given in
the Methodist church , on next Monday
evening for the benefit of the pastor.
Everybody will be welcome. Come and
bring a pound of something with you.
Congregational services next Sunday
morning and evening. Morning sermon ,
"A Rational Religion. " Evening ser-
mon-Chalk talk-"Monuments. " The
Endeavor Society meets at 6:45 : in the
evening ; topic , ' 'The Master Calls Thee. "
Miss Ona Simons , leader.
Baptist services by Pastor McBride in
the A. 0. U. Temple hall , at the usual
hours , next Sunday. Union Christian
Endeavor at 6:45 : in the evening. Topic
"Faith. " Leader , Miss Olive Ritten-
house. It is earnestly hoped that members -
bers of the Baptist church especial
will arrange to attend the meetings , in
view of the fact that the church holds n o
weekly prayer meetings now. The ne w
series of topics , especially arranged fo r
the society entitled "Christian Charac-
teristics" will be found stimulating an d
A Tremendous Success.
The donation party held in Templ e
hall , last Saturday evening , by the Bap -
tist brethren , was quite an overwhelm -
jug success , the attendance simply
thronging the spacious hall and adjoin
fug apartments. The donations wer e
unexpectedly abundant and manifold- a
splendid and substantial tribute to th e
excellent gentleman who ministers t 0
that people in spiritual things ,
An enjoyable musical programme wa s
rendered in the early portion of th o
evening , which was well received an d
The affair concluded with refresh
ments of a most appetizing characte
' which were served by the ladies of th
s aid society.
The occasion was one of the most de
lightful and gratifying of the kind eve
a held in the city , and the results will give
o both pastor and parishioners quite
e powerful and much-needed impetus an
encouragement to continue the goo
e work of the church in our midst.
5 THE TRIBUNE congratulates and fe
' licitates all parties concerned upon th
e highly satisfactory outcome.
- Your choice of any hat or cap in on
- store for nett thirty days , to every ma
of buying a suit of our bargains in men'
V winterclotbing. The suits are a bargai
s at the price sold for ; the hat is given t
y you for nothing but your good will an
e trade. Buy early and get your pick o
e ofa fine line of hats and caps. Goo
- bargains in underwear for ladies , gent ! e
1- men and children.
t MCCOOS MERCANTILE CO.
st Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powde
Awarded Gad Medal Midwinter Fair , San Fnaasco
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PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
JUDGE WE4TY was a Commercial
guest , Monday.
REGISTER CAMPELL was a Lincoln
visitor , Tuesday.
S. E. SoLonloN of Culbertson , was a
business visitor , Saturday.
F. J. CHALOUPEA , the Wilber miller ,
was here on business , Monday.
R. L. HILEMAN has gone back on the
road after a vacation of two weeks.
MAYOR KELLEY went up to Denver ,
Tuesday evening , on some business.
MRs. 0. M. KNIPP4E is entertaining
her mother , Mrs. Sargent from Iowa.
MESSRS , A. L. HALEY and John Mc-
Evoy , of Arapahoe , were McCook visitors -
ors , Saturday.
D. E. BoMGARDNER arrived home , on
Sunday night , from a brief visit to Salt
Lake City , Utah.
LINCOLN Cox arrived'liome , Monday
night , from a week's absence in Seward ,
Nebraska , his former home.
MR. AND MRS. H. L. KENNEDV'are
occupying postmaster Meeker's residence
corner of Marshall and Dudley.
MRS WALTER BABCocs and daughter
of Cambridge were the guests of C. F.
Babcock and wife , last Saturday.
MESSRS HOCE NE44 and Campbell arrived -
rived home , Tuesday night , from their
trip to Denver and the mountains.
MESDAMES JONAS BARNES and E. J.
Mitchell of Indianola , enjoyed an evening -
ing of minstrelsy with us , Tuesday.
C. S. SQUIRES has been summoned to
Peru , Nebraska , by the death of his aged
mother , who passed away on the zed ,
MRS. S. E. TAYLOR who has been
spending the past two or three months
in Iowa , arrived in the city , close of last
C. T BREWER was in Omaha , Beatrice -
rice and other points in the eastern part
of the state , first of the week , on stock
E. C. WAGNER of Arapahoe , has been
a city visitor , this week. In fact Ed.
is quite "stuck" on our city-or some o f
our fair daughters.
PATRICK GIBBoNs of the land office ,
was in Orleans , Saturday , to attend the
funeral of a former friend and acquaintance -
ance , Miss Farrell.
MRS. H. H. TROTH and Mr. Troth's
mother went up to Denver and other
Colorado points , Friday night last , arriving -
riving home first of the week.
FRANK CARRUTH arrived home , Monday -
day morning , from Kingsbury , Indiana ,
whither he was recently called by the
serious illness of his aged father.
MRS. W. S. CORNUTT , Miss Dot Davenport -
venport and Miss Clara Kleven came
down from Culbertson , Tuesday evening ,
to enjoy a brief night in Ethiopia.
HARRY LEHMAN and son were down
from Culbertson , Tuesday evening. Dr.
Gage fitted a plaster of paris jacket on
the son while they were in tle city.
ED. FLITCRAFT was down from For t
Morgan , early part of the week , ott bus
mess. He thinks he will return here i n
the spring and engage in business o
REV. FRANCIS Law SON and daughte r
1liss Lizzie departed , Monday night , fo r
California , where they wjll spend th e
winter with a married daughter. Mr.
L'Roy Allen accompanied them as far a s
MRS. KNOWLES of Salt Lake City ,
Utah , is visiting in the city , guest of he
sister , Mrs. G. E. Leming , who went t o
Denver , Sunday night , to meet her. The y
. arrived in the city , Tuesday morning
r Mrs. Knowles will make quite a pro
re longed visit.
H. C. GORDON has returned from hi
western trip. He found it very hard t o
r get employment and concluded that h
e could put in his time on his own farm t 0
a much better advantage than roamin g
d around and being out his expenses. -
I Stockville Republican.
Must Pay Up.
e All bills must be paid between th
first and fifteenth of each month , other
wise no credit will be given.
CARSON & WEST ,
r Sunny Side Dairy -
n WANTED.-A young nurse girl. Cal
s at once at residence of C. G. Holme s
n corner of Dolan and McFarland street s
0d McCook's social life is receiving a di
art tinct boom just now. Just as well be
d li tle merry-if the rains didn't fail on us
Cooks , use McCook Electric Soap an
save gumming your dishes and pans.
r Try McConnell's Fragrant Lotion f o
chapped face or hands.
Consult Holmes Bros. , the carpenters.
Use McConnell's Balsam for Coughs
Good riting paper ten cents a quire
at this o ce.
Try cash pay for six months and you
will never drop it ,
Use McCook Electric Soap and save
boiling the clothes.
He's a prince among men-the man
who pays as he goes.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hora-
tie Stone , last Friday.
As a propounder of riddles B. F , Troxel
is entitled to a front seat.
Duplicate whist , according to the Kalamazoo -
amazoo method , is a popular new fad of
the McCook club ,
Sutton is selling jewelry at cost. You
can secure matchless bargains from him
for the next thirty days.
The annual meeting of the county
agricultural society will be held to In-
dianola , tomorrow at one o'clock.
Abstracts of title will be furnished
promptly and accurate byC.
C. T. BEGGS.
Quite a number of ladies attended the
meeting in the club rooms , Wednesday
afternoon , to inquire into the benevolent
needs of the city.
Remember everything goes at cost for
the next thirty days at Sutton's jewelry
store. His stock is unequalled in the
S , G. Goheen has a practical well digger -
ger at work on his irrigating well , this
week , who promises to secure a good
supply for the big Aermotor
F , S. Wilcox has just received his
black.-tailed deer from the hands of the
taxidermist. It's a fine specimen nicely ,
moanted , and may be seen in the market.
The members of the Order of the Eastern -
ern Star had another banquet this week ,
at their regular meeting. There were
about forty present , and a season of refreshment -
The rumor that Indianola has applied
to the supreme court for a re-hearing in
the county seat removal contest seems
to be without foundation. At least it
The Papillion Times suggests that the
legislature provide for the publication of
the session laws in two newspapers in
each county. Under proper conditions
and limitations such publication would
be of great public benefit.
See Mrs , 1l. 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.
The union Thanksgiving services held
in the Congregational church , yesterday
morning , were fairly well attended. An
interesting , forceful sermon was deliv-
ered by Rev. A. G. Forman of the Meth-
f : church. The choir of the Congregational
gational church provided the music fo r
Last Friday evening the Order of th e
Eastern Star , Chapter 56 , of this city ,
entertained three visiting sisters fro m
McCook , Mesdames Kelley , Tubbs an d
Burnett , in a royal manner. They gave
an excellent banquet ina'their honor ,
r which was highly appreciated by all.
The McCook ladies were entertained
while in the city by Mesdames A. G.
yWillis , H. W. Brewer and E. B. Smith
. All report a pleasant time.-Red Cloud
Jurors for December Term
Of District court to be held at Indian
e ola , Nebraska , commencing Decembe r
Alliance , Sol Premer ; Beaver , W. Flier-
- sekorn ; Bondville , W P. Burns , J. H.War
field ; Coleman , Wm .Coleman , Matt Droll ;
Danbury , Samuel Graham ; Driftwood
Joe Schmidt ; East Valley , George M
e Young , A. Winters ; Fritsch , L. L. Har
- risen ; Gerver , Joshua Gerver ; Grant
Frank Cain ; Indianola , W. D. Kennedy
Lebanon , Hiram Poole , Chas. Harris
Missouri Ridge , Alex Strain , John B
Fisher ; North Valley , C. A. Bede ; Perry
Michael Smith' Red Willow , Robert
Thomas , P. J. Wagner ; Tyrone , El
' Allen ; Willow Grove , Vance McManigal
sa fifty dozen more of that chew
, Underwear , if you don't know wha
d f is . come and ask for if.
L. LOWMAN & SOX.
r Dr : Price's Cream Baking Powde
World's Fill tIigkUt Medal ad ( ilploaa.
Died , at the residence of her son , F.
I3. Squires of Lincoln , Monday , November -
ber 22d,1894 , Mrs. Rosetta Squires.
Deceased was born inVest Schuyler ,
Herkimer county , New York , February
26th , 1817. She was a resident of Chicago -
cage for many years ; removed to this
state in 1863 , residing in what was then
known as the Illinois settlement. Her
home since the death of her husband has
been with her daughter , Mrs. Delia E.
Burlingham of Beatrice. She was on a
short visit to her son in Lincoln at the
time of her death. She contracted a severe -
vere cold which resulted in pneumonia.
She leaves five sons and three daughters
to mourn her loss.
One by one our loved ones leave us ,
As the hours of life grow late ;
One by one their partings grieve us ,
They are passing through the gate.
Will it be a Hard Winter.
It may be the wisest thing to prepare
for a cold and snappy winter. If the
predictions of the prophets are to be relied -
lied upon that's what we are going to
have. But it is well to bear in mind that
these dire prophesies have gone astray
in the past and where cold has been
foretold it has been hot enough to make
heavy underwear hug your back. If the
rural signs are to be relied upon we may
expect an old-fashioned visitation of cold
waves and blizzards. The buck's pelts
are gray , the partridges have ceased
drumming and the chipmunks and the
moles are hunting their holes. Thick
corn husks , noisy katydids , busy bees
and prophetic goose bones join in the
testimony recording the verdict of the
sages of the fields and backwoods.
Make it More Definite.
The Australian ballot law is very concise -
cise in its declarations providing that
clerks , judges and police be appointed
for election places , and makes it a cHat-
fnal offense if not attended to properly.
However , when it comes to paying said
election boards , the law is so indefinite
that there is always more or less trouble
in the county boards and councils in
making settlement. Whether or not
eight hours constitutes a day's work and
whether the members are entitled to
three or six dollars per day for eight r >
hours or eighteen hours is always a matter -
ter of dispute when the bills for their
services are allowed.
Thursday afternoon , Squire II , H.
Berry united in marriage W. W. Webster
of our city and Olive McMillen of Ottum-
via , Iowa. The groom is the well known
base ballist and is Gray & Garrard's
night man ; the bride is a very estimable -
ble young lady. THE TRIBUNE'S coit-
1 gratulations go herewith.
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.
We make a specialty of fine job print-
ing. Oursamples of fashionable and elegant -
gant stationery for 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 STONE.
160 Acres For Sate.
70 acres old around. 90 acres under
the irrigation ditch. Two miles front
McCook. Terms easy. P. S. WiLcox.
Book-keeping blank books for sale at
this office. Day , cash , journal , ledger ,
each at loc. apiece.
THE C. 0. D. STORE
IS THE PLACE.
i7 lbs. Granulated Sugar , . . . . , . . . . $ r.oo
- 2 packages Javanese Coffeethe best
package coffee on the market ) . . . .45
' I lb. best Uncolored Japan . . . . .
I lb. o the 4Jc grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
, albs. sun-dried Apples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . -
; 2 lbs. evaporated . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 good broom-a bargain.- . . . . . . . . .15
Crawford's Genuine Apple Cider
Vinegar , per gallon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
1 gal. Pure Ohio Maple Syrup . . . . . 1.25
1 gal. fancy new Sorghum. . . . . . . . . . 50
6 bars White Russian soap. . . . . . . . . . . 5
Pf 3 cans Blue Valley Sugar . . . . . .
f 6 fat family mackerel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Salt Salmon , per pound . . . . . . . . . . . .io
New England Mice Meat. . . . . . . . . .t0
j. W. McKENNA ,
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