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THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED - COUNTY NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING DEC. 28 , 1894. NUMBER 22.
gineer Sanborn made a run to St.
' Francis , this week.
r effort is being made to raise the
Iowa freight rates.
Mrs. Felix Kennedy is visiting her
I -mother , Mrs. M. E. Mullen.
J. Tubbs and wife will occupy 9uar-
' 1t ters over Lowman's store , about the first.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dixon came down
Denver , Saturday night , and spent
Christmas with his parents.
Conductor and Mrs. L. C. Wolff' went
.down to Lincoln , Monday morning on 2 ,
-to eat Christmas dinner with friends in
'the capital city.
'I Conductor E. B. Odell and the corn-
any have dissolved partnership. J. M.
k Morris has his run. The genial doctor
will be missed. . -
No. 2 was delayed a number of hours ,
t Sunday morning , by a break-down west
of Akron , and did not arrive at this station -
tion until about to o'clock ,
tit Mrs. G. A. Noren and Miss Selma are
-expected home from Lincoln tonight.
I They have been spending a few days in
Orleans with relatives. They will be
Thorne about a week.
A dastardly , but happily an unsuccessful -
ful attempt was made , Sunday afternoon ,
to wreck the fast mail train near Oreap
I' olis , by placing stones and ties on the
track between the rails.
. Mrs. C. A. Dixon's pocketbook was
found , close of last week , in the rubbish
to the rear of Knipple's grocery store ,
but some scamp enjoyed Xmas with its
- i contents in money. The papers etc. ,
however , were intact.
There seems to be something in the
rumor that the Burlington contemplates
-extending its Billings , Montana , line.
There is talk of buying the Anaconda
branch. The Burlington will doubtless
Teach the coast in the near future , is the
general opinion in railroad circles.
The resignation of President Perkins
of the Q system is again rumored , and
the date is set for January first. Vice
President Harris is named as his successor -
cessor , Merrill is to be in Harris's shoes ; ,
Brown in Merrill's place , and so on.
But the report is doubtless the same old
chestnut we have been accustomed to
hear annually about this season.
c ' Engineer Sanborn and Miss Grace arrived -
rived from Warren , New Hampshire ,
Saturday night. Mrs. Sanborn came as
far as Chicago , where she entered a hospital -
pital for treatment. She is , however ,
considerably improved. Miss Grace will
visit here a short time after which she
will spend a month or so on the farm
near Haigler. Mr. Sanborn does not
, ; know at present ] just where he will be
Claim Agent and Mrs. E. Hanson became -
- came the parents of a little daughter ,
last Saturday morning. But the little
one was too feeble for this earth , and on
the following morning the tender plant
was transplanted into the Heavenly
Father's flower garden. The earthly
Temains were shipped , on Sunday night ,
' ' , to Bushnell , Illinois , Mrs. Hanson's old
I 'home , for interment. The bereaved
parents have the deep sympathy of their
inany friends in this sorrow.
Mrs , George E. Leming and sister , Miss
Sarah Knowles , were the objects of a
farewell surprise , last Friday evening , at
the home of Mrs. A. J. Chambers , which
was participated in by a numerous company -
pany of lady friends and neighbors , and
tivith games and refreshments a felicitous
( evening was quietly passed. The sur-
! prisers were : MESDAMES-C. A. Dixon ,
M. Y. Starbuck , F. M. Kimmel' ' , W. S.
Morlan , E , H. Doan , A. J. Chambers , S.
T Callen , Ed. Beyrer , C. E. Pope , J. R.
Sircoloumb , V. H. Solliday , R B. Sim-
mends , Herman Pade , J. E Robinson ,
J. A. Wilcox , Arthur Snyder , J. H. Lud-
wick , A. P. Welles , J. M. Henderson , C.
B. Rowell , A. G. Foreman , H , Thompson -
son , H. H. Berry , G. W. Connor , M. A.
Northrup , S. E. McCarl , C. H. BoyleW.
A. Mitchell. Mlssi s-Addie Doan , -
Strong , Carrie Mitchell. Mrs. Leming
and Miss Knowles spent Sunday with C.
! S. Quick and family at Indianola , thence
going to Red Cloud , where they will remain -
main two weeks , while the home in
Sheridan , Wyoming , is being put in
Teadiness for them. They have the best
'wishes of a large circle of friends in the
Republican valley , for their contentment
and prosperity in their new home.
Hon. T. M , Marquette , head of the
jf Burlington's law department in Nebraska -
, ka , died of neuralgia of the heart , Fri-
j day last , in Tampa , Florida , whither he
_ had just gone for his health. We clip
t from the Bee the following eulogy. The
announcement of the death of T. M.
Marquette caused profound sorrow and
r regret among that 'steadily decreasing
1 band of pioneers who laid the founda-
tions of this commonwealth and converted -
verted it from a wilderness to one of the
most prolific and populous states in the
" union. It may be truthfully asserted for
the early settlers of Nebraska that they
} counted among their number as brainy ,
enterprising and public-spirited men as
any section of this country could boast ,
or as can be found today among the
younger generation of Nebraskans who
have gained prominence and renown in
the various walks of life. T. M , Marquette -
quette was intellectually the peer of any
of Nebraska's most gifted pioneers. He
was an eccentric genius , possessed of the
courage of his convictions and always
outspoken and frank in his views on
J public issues. In territorial days he was
an acknwledged leader of the hosts of
free soil and anti-slavery. He fought
the early battles of the union republican
party in convention and legislature , and
would , no doubt , have been honored
with the highest position within the gift
of the party in this state but for the fact
that he was the general solicitor of the
Burlington road and intensely devoted
to the pursuit of his profession. Mr.
Marquette had no political ambition and
never was a candidate for any office
i after the brief term in congress in 1866 ,
which he filled merely for the purpose of
expediting the admission of Nebraska
into the union. In private life Mr. Marquette -
quette was a man of lofty moral type
and generous nature. "
The Season of Peace on Earth and
Good Will to Men Generally -
BY TII $ CHURCHES.
Notwithstanding the "hard times"
Christmas was generally observed by
the churches of the city with the usual
exercises , treats , gift-giving andsoforth.
These entertainments and their - '
ments were greeted by crowded houses ,
and the gladsome spirits of Yule-tide
seemed to pervade everything and every-
body. Not only were these public functions -
tions well attended and merrily participated -
pated in , but in private life and the
home circle were celebrated the memorable -
able day by the giving and receiving of
gifts and the destruction of Christmas
turkeys and their appetizing concomi-
tants-cranberry sauce , mince pie , etc , ,
with a generous vigor quite independent
of the prevailing stagnation and de-
pression. In fact it has been in many
respects one of the merriest seasons that
McCook has ever had , the disposition
being to make the..jest of everything
and to present a bold front to adversity's
Though the public entertainments
may have lacked some of the elaboration
of other years , yet were they none the
less successful and happiness-dispensing.
The Christmas demonstration by the
Congregational Sunday school was held
in the church , Monday evening. The
edifice was well filled , and the simple
exercises of the occasion were fully appreciated -
preciated and enjoyed. The programme
consisted of appropriate literary and
musical numbers. But the Christmas
tree and its attractive contents riveted
the closest attention of the youth at
least. Its evergreen boughs and branches
bent under their load of sweetmeats and
gifts of various kinds. Santa Claus was
there , and his jolly , good-natured chuckle
set the children wild with ecstasy. The
genial , white-haired old saint with his
assistants at once commenced the distribution -
tribution of presents , candy , etc. , and
the children were all remembered by the
school , teachers , parents or some one ,
while a number of the older ones were
not forgotten. The entertainment and
treat was a happy and successful affair.
THE BAPTIST CHRISTMAS CONCERT.
The Christmas concert , Sunday evening -
ing , in Temple hall , under the auspices
of the Baptist Bible School , was a distinct -
tinct success. The hall was filled almost
to its capacity , a large number being
compelled to stand. The music was under -
der the control of Mrs. Utter , to whom
all praise is due for its general excellent
rendition , although less than two weeks
were at her disposal for practice. Among
the many charming musical recitals the
solo by Miss Ellington Wilson deserves
special and praiseworthy mention for
the unusually fine technical skill displayed -
played , and reflects great credit upon
Mrs. Utter , under whom Miss Wilson
has been studying for some months past.
SOUTH M'COOK SUNDAY SCHOOL.
The Xmas eve entertainment by the
South McCook Sunday school was held
in the German Congregational church ,
which was crowded to overflowing. Beside -
side the Christmas tree and its delight-
giving contents , there was an interesting
and appropriate program rendered by
the children to the great happiness of
all present. The Sunday school dispensed -
pensed over $30 in presents to the children -
ren of the school , and to the needy of
that portion of the community eight or
ten sack of flour , and other necessaries
of life. It was a very creditable celebration -
tion , crediting those in charge and delighting -
lighting the audience and participants.
The Methodist church was crowded ,
Xmas eve , by those anxious to witness
the exercises provided for and to be
rendered ray the children of the Sunday
school. The cantata given was a pleasing -
ing affair , and itwas rendered in a merry
ringing style , in keeping with the season.
But Santa Claus and wife capped the
climax when they arrived in their sleigh
drawn by "rein deers. " They dispensed
gifts to all the children , whose cup of
joy was thus made to run over. The
poor children of the city were not missed
in the kindly benevolent feeling that
prevailed. The occasion was indeed
one of good will and joy to all present.
Responsive to the universal rule of the
Knights Templar the members of Saint
John Commandery met in their castle
at eleven o'clock , on Christmas day , and
discharged the duty enjoined by the
great order. This ceremoney was observed -
served at the same standard hour by the
Templars of the universe.
The greatest of all Christian holidays
was observed at St. Patrick's by the usual -
ual solemn and impressive ceremonies
of the church. Three masses were celebrated -
brated al stated hours , and special music -
sic of a superb character was rendered.
The ceremonies were largely attended.
It is stated on good authority that at
least 350 families in Red Willow county
will have to have fuel and food , this
winter , and in fact are uow more or less
in need of both.
J. R. Sircoloumb came down from the
Wyoming division , Saturday , to spend
a few days with family , who will return
The great Pennsylvania railroad employs -
ploys 1,625 locomotives in its service of
Mrs. J. F. Forbes entertained her
mother , Mrs. H. F. Tomblin , during
Snowflake flour at 75 cents a sack.
In 500 pound lots , $1.40 per hundred , at
Best Fancy Patent flour at $ I.oo per
sack , $1.95 per hundred , at Knipple's.
Do you buy wood and read THE
Dr. Price's Cream Biking Powder
World's Fair Highest Award.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
AN EVENING WALK.
'fie sun has gone down , the 'afterglow is
fading and the light falls dimly on m book.
I am tired and weary. It is hat hour of the
da when the work seems finished ; after the
lam is lighted begins the long day of lamp.
li h [ But I do not want to te o abruptly
from this da to that ; besides I am tired ofthe
people in the book I have been with the past
hours : the never-ending.strife and turoil
of life , the selfish motives of each in that push.
'stlin crowd , the sorrow and wickeness
through it which ven my limited experience
tells me is enl too true' ake me heart-sick
and I would for et it all.
I will lay aside my book and walk over the
hills towad the sunet. I'erha s the fresh
breeze will car away the feeling of weariness
and clear m mind.
Yes , the air is fresh and pure and the hour
calmly quiet. The grayish-white prairie looks
peacful in the soft light of evening.
I walk on listlessly for some time but here
in the ditch before e are some tall grasses
with soft feathery heads. Ilike tohavsome-
thing in m hands , and I pick them. It would
be pleasant to stay in this quiet spot , to live
the easy life of thgrasses and oers and
plants. Nothing tgdo always , but look at the
blue sky , to follow the great sun in his journe
and wah the curious louds as they come and
o. And then to drink in the clear ater as it
comes dashing down , or to bend low before the
strong north wind.
With the grasses in my hand , I walk on and
on up and down one little hill after another.
'I'lie glowin the west has faded to a grayish
light , and behind me it is dark. But I stir go
forward. I want to walk and I like to go toward -
ward the light.
And the thought comes to me that this desire
for light is the motive that draws us onward
and upward. A God-given tendency , and in
our poor , feeble way we are walking toward
I ant getting too far from home. I will go
to the top of yonder hill and rest before retracing -
ing my steps. Here at the.summit I sit down.
But , oh ! how lonely it is ! Not a sound breaks
the stillness of night !
It is cold here , and I am utter' ' alone , between -
tween the earth nd the sky. The stars ave
no companionship for me , the hills are but
dim outlines , and he warm , lowofsunset
is nothing a line of cold , dirk clouds.
I hear aint and distant te chirp of a late
bird on the way to its nest. I wih I could
hold the soft , wrm little thing in my hand and
feel its tiny , throbbing heart. If tere were
but a frid' ' rochere that I could lean
against it wouldseem some shelter' but it is all
bare , the cold sky is overhead and I am alone.
Aloe , what a dreary desolate sound that has
it makes me shiver. I had rather battle with
enemies , face trouble and sorrow and wrong
if need be , than feel this dreary want of life
akin to mine.
I will go home at once. It will be a relief
to follow the fortunes again of men and women -
en who at least once were'living , feeling be-
ings. I can understand and sympathize with
'rIne lights are twinkling down in the town
with a home-like , friendly look , and I begin to
walk rapidly toward them.
A bank of clouds has risen in the north and
a brisk , cold wind is blowing in sharp gusts
that make me want to run. Here is the itch
again. No , I don"t want to stay with the
grasses and flowers now. They have their life
and I have mine.
And now off to the south , in the valley , I
see the evening train come gliding in. It's
many lights sparkling and seeming to tell of
the oodcheer itisbringing tomany. It bears
dear friends , or a loving message eagerly
awaited. Perhaps , a letter for me.
At last I am at m door , and I am lad' for
I have much to do. 'There ism book to finish -
ish , lessons to prepare for tomorrow , and I
must write a long letter home tonight.
A. A. HANLEIN.
CONSTITUTION OF TILE ALUMNI SOCIETY OF
THE MCCOOK HIGH SCIOOL.
I. Name. This society shall be known as ,
The Alumni Society of the McCook High
2. Purpose. The purpose of this society
shall be , the fostering of fraternal relations
among its members , and the maintenance
among the graduates of an interest in their
3. Membership. No persons shall be eligible -
ble to membership to this society except those
holding diplomas fromn the McCook High
School. 1 he superintendent of schools and
the principal of the high school shall be ex
officio members of the society.
4. Officers. ( a ) The officers of this society -
ety shall be a president , vice president , secretary -
tary and treasurer. ( b ) Term of Service.
The term of service of all officers in this society -
ety shall be one year. c ) Election of Of ic-
ers. All officers shah be elected by secret
ballot , and such elections shall take place at
the annual meeting in December. A majority
of all the votes cast shall be necessary to an
5. % leetings. This society shall hold an
annual meeting on the evening of the first
Saturday in December , and an annual reunion
some time during the ten days immediately
following commencement. During these ten
days one evening shall be given upto a reception -
tion to honor of the graduating class of the
year. The president may call a special meeting -
ing at any time it may be deemed necessary.
6. Committees. Te resident shall have
power , and with the advice and consent of
te society , to appoint all committees.
Payment ofpEx enses. The expenses of
this society shall be met by direct levy u o : (
its membrs. Such levy to be equal in all
8. Quorum. A quorum for the transaction
of business shall consist of a majority of the
resident members of the society.
9. Amendments. This constitution maybe
amended at any regular meeting by a vote
of three-fourths of all the members present.
The high shool foot ball team was
again defeated , last Saturday afternoon ,
by the pick-ups , in a score of 6 to 4. The
high school rush line was a little the
heavier but the pick-ups were better run-
tiers. The high school eleven weighed
in the aggregate 1,590 pounds and the
pick-ups 1,572 pounds , so the teams were
pretty evenly matched in avoirdupois.
The essay appearing in this department -
ment , this week , from Miss Hanlein's
pen , will at once impress the reader with
the fact of its uncommon merit.
The board of education decided to give
the children of the public schools two
weeks of a holiday vacation.
FOUND.-A sure cure for coughs.-
LOST.-A corn , after using 3 Day Corn
Cure , prepared by McConnell & Co.
Best Fancy Patent flour at $ t.oo pe r
sack , $1.95 per hundred , at Knipple's.
Showflake flour at 75 cents a sack.
In 500 pound lots , $1.40 per hundred , at
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair tilgkest Medal .4 DIp1.m.
I'EU'LE } YOU KNO\V
A. M , DREW is entertaining his mother
ED. WAGNER of Arapahoe spent a few
days in the city , this week.
J. T , BULLARD was down from Palisade -
sade , Tuesday and Wednesday.
D. E. BOMGARDNER and family are
preparing to move to Lincoln ,
C. T. BEGGS and wife are visiting
Stockville relatives , this week.
MISS EDNA MFSERVE is visiting her
parents at Indianola ( luring vacation.
MRS. WILL BROWN entertained her
mother from Hastings , over Christmas.
MISS ANNA HOLLAND of Indianola ,
visited with McCook friendsWednesday.
MISS JENNIE HOLLAND and Miss Beck
were Indianola visitors of the metropolis ,
MRS. C B HoAG of Indianola is the
guest of her daughter , Mrs. C. B. Gray ,
J. v. SCOTT and wife have moved up
from Arapahoe. He thinks of farming
the coming year.
MRS. FRANK CARRUTH and Louise
came down from Denver , Saturday
night , and spent a few days in the city ,
MISS MARY WATSON left , on Saturday
evening for her home in Grand Island
to spend the Yule-tide with the home
folks and friends.
MRS. TROTH , who has been here for a
number of weeks , guest of her son H H.
Troth , departed for her home in Penn-
sylrania , yesterday morning
MR. AND MRS. ED. ALLEN left for
Tarkio , Missouri , on 2 , Sunday morning ,
to spend the Christmas-tide with relatives -
tives and friends there and in St. Joe.
LARRY ROONEY is down in Oklahoma
territory on a prospecting trip , figuring
on some buildings contemrlated down
in some of the new towns springing up
in the territory.
W. C. LAToURETTE left , last Friday
evening , for Marion , Indiana , to spend
the holidays with his parents. We regret -
gret also to learn that he contemplates
removing from our midst , and that his
visit has also a business side to it.
AT THE CHURCHES.
Regular services at Methodist church
on next Sunday.
Rev. H. L. Preston has been retained
by the Congregationalists for another
year. Such action was taken at the
after-church meeting O Sunday morning -
ing last. We wish pastor and parishioners -
ioners a prosperous year.
Regular services at the Congregational
church , Sunday morning and evening.
Morning subject , "A Heroic Religion. "
Evening subject , "Tbrning Over a New
Leaf- Christian Endeavor meets at 6:45 :
p. m. Endeavor topic , "The Vine and
the Branches " L'Roy Allen , leader ,
Regular services in Temple hall , Sunday -
day morning and evening , by Elder Mc-
Bride. The hour for the Sunday school
has been changed to 3 p. m. The school
will hold their second annual rally next
Sunday afternoon. They hope to welcome -
come many new members , especially
among the older folks who are interested
in thorough and systematic bible study.
Their excellent outline bible studies will
be given a larger use and the school
graded and placed upon a rnor& efficient
basis. A hearty invitation given to all.
Boys' brigade meets at 4 p. m. , immediately -
ately after the bible school. Christian
Endeavor at 6:45 p , m ,
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
The ladies of the King's Daughters will
serve a charity supper in the south room of
the Temple building on Drain avenue , Monday -
day evening , December 31 , from 6 fo S o'clock.
The will also serve supper for the masqueraders -
aders from io o'clock until all are served A
splendid supper will be given for the small
sum of 35 cents. Aid the cause of benevolence -
lence by yout patronage. Tickets on sale at
McConnell's. SECRETARY K. D.
The Eastern Star meetingWednesday evening -
ing , was an uncommonly pleasant one. The
games were interesting. The lunch excellent.
The attendance large , including a number of
out-of-town members. Each one present received -
ceived a neat souvenir of the occasion. The
entertainers were Mesdames S. L. Green , J.
A. Snyder , Cora Kelley , J. A. Wilcox , William
Woodworth , M. Y. Starbuck ; Messrs. Phil
Simon , Joe Robb and Art Snyder.
D. L. McBride who is to represent the 66th
representative district attire coming session ,
is a farmer , an independent , and has a reputation -
tation of being one of the most forceful speakers -
ers in his part of the state. lie will represent
Frontier and Gosper counties , and his post
office address is Quick.-Omaha Bee.
Tnere will be a special meeting of the
King's Daughters at the home of Mrs. IL H.
Troth , this ( Friday ) evening. A large attendance -
ance is earnestly requested and a good time
assured. By order of Secretary.
Division heatigaarters are being established
at Newcastle , with Superintendent Nutt in
charge and four operators at the keys.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Babcock of Vuma , Colorado -
orado , have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
C. F. Babcock , part of the week.
E. E. Houch n's baby is in a precarious
condition with an attack of pneumonia.
Mrs. A. Campbell came home from Denver
Monday night much improved in health.
A. L. Knowland and wife have moved into
the Ed. Kane residence , this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Dullard tivent into Lincoln -
coln and Omaha , Wednesday night.
H. G. Terrill , a former McCook boy , is now
a resident of Acambara , Mexico.
Ladies in costume free at the masquerade
ball , Monday evening.
D. E. Bomgardner and family left for LinColn -
Coln , last night.
A charity concert , about February pay day
H. W. Guyton has two sick children.
Mrs J. M. Huet is on the sick list.
'Dr. Price's Crean Baking Powder
Awarded Gold Medal MUwiater Fur , San Francisco.
Consult Holmes Bros the carpenters.
Merchants report a fair Xmas trade.
Everybody needs it-McConnell's Fragrant -
Go to Zwonechek & Co.'s for Farina
FOUND-A sure cure for coughs.-
LosT.-A corn , after using 3 Day Corn
Cure , prepared by McConnell & Co.
Best Fancy Patent flour at $ roe per
sack , $ t.95 per hundred , at Knipple's.
Dr , Gunn has taken quarters upstairs
over the Farmers and Merchants bank.
The government should make it easy
for the people to do good and hard to do
Quite a number of our Russian population -
lation went down to Lincoln , Saturday
Help make the publisher's new year
more prosperous by paying up your sub-
Snowflake flour at 75 cents a sack.
In 500 pound lots , $ I 40 per hundred , at
The women did less talking in McCook
last Friday , than during any one day
for a year.
Sutton is selling jewelry at cost. You
can secure matchless bargains from him
for the next thirty days.
Plain and fancy queensware for everybody -
body at Noble's. See his assortment ; it
is unequaled in the valley.
Abstracts of title will be furnished
promptly and accurate by '
C. T. BEGGS.
THE TRIBUNE'S old habit of leading
for McCook as McCook leads for the
valley still clings to it. Only $1.50 a
Remember everything goes at cost for
the next thirty days at Sutton's jewelry
store. His stock is unequalled in the
A needy widow lady lost a $5 bill , last
Friday , between the stores of Wilcox &
Son and C. L. DeGroff & Co. Will the
finder please return to this office.
We understand that C. Armstrong expects -
pects to open his establishment in the
south room of the Temple building on
Main anenue about January Loth.
The invitation masquerade ball , New
Year eve , promises to he a grand suc-
cess. Sale of tickets is already quite
large , and tile matter of costumes is now
absorbing the attention of many.
Compare THE TRIBUNE of last week ,
or of any other week for all that , with
the other county papers , and then come
and do your whole duty , deposit $1.50
with the publisher and read it first hand.
DeGroff's print sale , Monday morning ,
was alt overwhelming success. The store
was crowded during the hours advertised -
tised , and at noon the doors of the establishment -
lishment had to be closed , so great was
Noble's stock of queensware is admitted -
mitted to he the finest in the Republican
valley , and then , too , the prices are so
reasonable that you just can't resist buying -
ing when you see the display and learn
The Christmas displays at the meat
markets was quite metroplitan , that
made by Flitcraft & Hennings of the
B. & M market being especially attractive -
ive and pretty , with no end to variety or
quantity of good cheer on the hooks ,
blocks , trees , etc.
McCoox , NEB. , Dec. Io,1894.
L. W. McConnell & Co. , City.
Gentlemeu-I have had a cough for
about 16 years , and have tried all of the
popular remedies without being bene-
fitted. I used one bottle of McConnell's
Balsam and my cough is gone. I therefore -
fore cheerfully testify to its merits.
Yours truly ,
LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY.
411 Main Avenue.
The county commissioners are contemplating -
templating the matter of instituting
legal proceedings to recover interest on
county deposits alleged to be due the
county from funds held by the banks.
A number of counties in the state have
already taken steps to test this question
in the courts , so the outcome will be
awaited with considerable interest , as
the amount at stake will be quite large
in the aggregate.
One of the Self-Made Men.
John Jay Lamborn , who is to represent -
sent the people of Red Willow county in
the lower house , is one of Nebraska's
self-made men and he is proud of it. lie
is an Ohio man and his friends claim
that if the fact had been generally known
his majority would have been much
larger. He was born in Knox county ,
in the Buckeye state , March 21 , 1853
His father's family moved to Mohaska
county in 1858 , and the year following
young Lamborn was left an orphan. His
mother was left in the poorest circumstances -
stances , with several children to support.
As a boy Mr. Lamborn assisted his
mother b y working o n neighboring
farms , and consequently obtained but a
meager education. He has always been
a hard student , however , and has more
than made up for the schooling he lost
in his younger days. In ISSo he moved
to Red Willow county , in this state.
Commencing his western life as a carpenter -
penter , he afterward entered the Red
Willow county bank as assistant cashier.
In 1883 he became cashier , and this position -
sition he retained until two years ago ,
when ill health compelled him to relinquish -
quish it. Since that time he has been
managing a large loan and land business
built up byhisbank. . He has always
been a strong republican , but has never
held an official position higher than city
The City's Finances.
From the report published in the
Times-Democrat , last week , in extenso ,
we gather the following summary or
recapitulation of the city's financial con-
dition. The figures are sworn to by City
Treasurer Gray , and the totals are as
Receipts , transfers , etc.1,846.52
Warrants drawn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,704.52
Balance on hand . . . . . . . . . . $ 142.00
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FUND.
Received front county treas. , , $ 112.80
Balance from city treasurer. , . $ 65.02
Receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,121.46
Disbursements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 820,43
Balance on hand . . . . . . . . . . . $ 301.03
Receipts . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ Io70.59
Disbursements , transfers , etc. . 984,60
Balance on hand . . . - , $ 85.99
Receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 461.00
Disbursements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256.22
Balance on hand . . . . . . . . . . . $ 204.78
Receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,006.02
Disbursements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,968.47
Balance on hand . . . . . . . . . . . $ 37.55
Recepts , all funds , . . . . . . . . . $ 6,689.40
Disbursements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,734.75
Balance on hand . . . . . . . . . . $ 954.75
Headquarters for Flour and Feed.
The proprietors of the Wilber mills
have opened tip a wholesale and retail
flour and feed store one door south of
Strasser's saloon , where they will keep
on hand all kinds of flour and feed.
Call and get prices before buying.
Z VONECHEK t Co.
I. A. CooPER , Manager.
S 10 a Day Easy.
I saw that the telephone patent had
expired and I thought what a great seller
it woili he at a low price. I saw the
advertisement of W. I' . IIarrison & Co. ,
Columbus , Ohio , in your paper. They
had just what I wanted-a telephone
like the rich city business men have ,
and I have been selling them for two
months and have made as high as .50
per day when I took a large contract ,
and never less than $5 per day , selling
the telephones. I sell them tt outright.
There is no rent , no royalty. Everybody -
body wants them. Anybody can put
them up , and I believe they are the
, greatest convenience and the best seller
on earth. Anyone can make big money
who can sell goods at all. SO ninny of
the young men are out of employment
now that I feel it my duty to bring my
experience before the world , so that this
winter , with times so hard as they may
be , money can be made by those who
are now sorely distressed. Write to tine
obove firm for circulars.
A Deeply Sad Case.
On Monday morning , Mrs. James Robinson -
inson , who recently gave birth to twin
daughters , and wlio has since been in a
precarious condition , died at the age of
36 years. The deceased leaves a husband
and nine children , all young , to feel the
crushing force of her sad death. The
family are in destitute circumstances ,
and have been objects of the kindly be-
nevoleiice of the King's Daughters , and
the helplessness of the remaining husband -
band and numerous little brood is iii-
deed deeply pathetic and profoundly sad.
The remains were interred in Longview -
view cemetery , Monday afternoon , brief
services being conducted by Rev.
Deep concern and pity is expressed on
all hands for the family. The case is
one that appeals strongly to every well.
Death of Mrs. Heafy.
On Sunday , at the home of her daughter -
ter , Mrs. Miller of Goodland , Kansas ,
Mrs. M J. Heafy who has long been a
sufferer passed to her long home , being
about 50 years of age at her decease.
The remains were shipped here for
interment , arriving on Monday night.
The funeral services were conducted
in Saint Patrick's church on Wednesday
morning by Father Hickey , burial immediately -
diately following in the parish cemetery.
The departed leaves a husband and
four children , all of whom are grown.
They have the sympathy o many friends
in this sorrow.
The New Officers.
At the meeting of McCook lodge No.
61 , Monday evening , the following officers -
cers were elected for the ensuing year :
J. V. O'Connell , M. \ VC. ; . A. Dixon ,
Foreman ; C. F. Lehn , Overseer ; E. E.
Lowman , Recorder ; C. A. Leach , Financier -
cier ; J. J. Garrard , Receiver ; Tim Pahl ,
Guide ; J. H. O'Neil , Inside Watch ; Ernest -
nest Tipton , Outside Watch ; C. J. Ryan ,
A Card of Thanks ,
We wish to express our gratitude and
thanks to all the kind neighbors for
their assistance and sympathy during
our recent affliction and sorrow.
M. J. HEAFV AND FAMILY.
December 20th' , 1894 , Squire H. I. Peterson -
terson of Banksville officiating , James E.
Lawthers and Sarah Martin , both of this
city , were married. THE TRIBUNE adds
its congratulations and best wishes.
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 Sale.
70 acres old ground. 90 acres under
the irrigation ditch. Two miles from
McCook. Terms easy. F. S. WILCOx.
Live Pigeons Wanted.
Inquire at the barber shop in rear of
Citizens bank. E. R. CURTIS.
White Pine Cough Syrup , by McMillen ,
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