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FOURTEENTH YEAR. MeCOUK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , JULY 19 , 1895. NUMBER 8.
THE EPWORTH LEAGUERS.
The District Meeting Here This
Week Largely Attended and
The annual convention of the Hol-
drege District of the Epworth League
opened in Wheeler Methodist Episcopal
' church of our city on Wednesday morn
ing , with District PresidentR , H. Chrysler -
ler of Bartley in the chair , and about
100 delegates in attendance from the numerous -
merous local leagues of the district. The
session opened withl a devotional meeting -
ing led by the district president , after
which followed the regular order of the
program as printed. Au earnest address -
dress by Rev. 0. R. Beebe of Minden
was the prominent part of the morning
session. Which with the literary , musical -
sical and business features made up an
interesting opening session of great
The meeting opened with the usual
devotional exercises led by Rev. J. A.
Badcon of Arapahoe. Following which
came the addresses of welcome to the
delegates delivered by Mayor J. E. Kelley -
ley on behalf of the city , and Dr. A. P.
\Velles on behalf of the local league.
The delegates were tendered the hospitality -
tality and liberty of the city-in fact the
mayor turned over the municipality for
their disposal , stating that the police
were all out destroying Russian thistles
and they might enjoy undisputed possession -
session . District President Chrysler responded -
sponded , intimating , among other matters -
ters , that the Epworthians would take
everything but our wet grocery stores ,
which he regarded as the only blot on
McCook's fair escutcheon. A number
r of interesting papers were read , and recitations -
tations and music enjoyed at this sesssion.
Rev. B S. Haywood , the Conference
President , from Orleans , delivered quite
a telling address during the aftetnoon.
Besides the business of the program was
Early in the evening , before the opening -
ing of the regular n session , an enjoyable
reception was tendered the delegates at
the home of Mr. C. H. Boyle , which attracted -
tracted a large attendance. The evening -
ing session opened with some excellent
vocal and instrumental music , after
which Rev. Dr. P. C. Johnson of Table
Rock delivered one of his popular and
eloquent addresses to an overflowing
house. His topic was the Epworthian ,
and he handled it with all his characteristic -
teristic forcefulness and effectiveness ,
and to the evident delight of his many
hearers. The Doctor is ever popular.
This largely business session was opened -
ened at six o'clock by an old time love
. feast led by Rev. C. A , Hale , Presiding
Elder of this district , which was well
attended notwithstanding the earliness
of the hour. The subjects of social and
literary work were discussed at this session -
sion , which was also punctpated with
music both of the vocal and instrument -
t tal sort.
The afternoon services were largely
devoted to the Junior work , and it was
one of the most interesting meetings of
the session. The music , too , is highly
spoken of. In the absence of Dean Mc-
Brien of the Orleans College , Rev. B. S.
Haywood addressed the meeting. The
work of some of the Juniors created not
a little astonishment.
The election of officers occurred at
this meeting and resulted as follows :
President , R. H. Chrysler of Bartley ; 1st
Vice President , Clint Bagwill of Cambridge -
bridge ; 2d Vice President , Mrs. Lszzie
Hunt of Wilsonville ; 3d Vice President ,
Mrs. H. L. Kennedy of McCook ; 4th
Vice President , Miss Lizzie Sheppard of
Holdrege ; Secretary , Miss. Florence
Moore of Tyrone ; Treasurer , Edgar
Cann of Oxford ; Junior Superintendent ,
Mrs. Nettie Doty \Vauneta ; Executive
Committtee , Rev. C. A. Hale , Rev. Cm-
go , Rev. J. H. Carmichael.
It was determined to hold the next
meeting of the association in Beaver
The closing session was also attended
by an overflowing house. The musical
numbers were excellent. The officers-
elect were duly installed. In the ab
Bence of Rev. C. A. Mastin of Kearney ,
Dr. Johnson again addressed the con-
vention. After passing appropriate res-
A' olutions , the convention closed at a late
hour with an impressive Consecration
- It is agreed that the meeting was one
of the most successful in the history of
i . the district organization. There were
127 duly accredited delegates present ,
i. . ; and with those on the program and
others present , the number of visitors
The Junior work of Mrs , H. W. Keyes
of Indianola. Very clever.
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Solos of Misses Wilson , Sanboru and
Recitations of bliss Bertha Boyle and
The work of the local league president
The singing of the Ladies' Epworth
Addresses by Rev. Beebe , Haywood ,
Johnson and Mastin.
The violin solos of Harry Ryan of
Public School Matters.
The new board ofeducation met , Monday -
day evening , and organized with A.
Campbell as President ; E. H. Doau ,
Vice President ; C. M. Noble , Secretary.
The following committees were appointed -
ed : Finance-Noble and Wentz ; Teachers -
ers and Text Books-Henderson and
Doan ; Supplies and Repairs-Doan and
Archibald. Teachers were elected as
follows : Mrs. Sylvester Cordeal , Mrs.
Frank Brown , Miss Nora Stroud , Miss
Hattie Yarger , C. N. Whittaker , and E.
E. Magee. These , with those chosen by
the old board , Supt. William Valentine ,
Miss Rachel Berry , Miss Ella Allison ,
Miss Edna Meserve and Mrs , Mary Duffy -
fy , will compose the teacher corps for
the present , though another teacher or
two may be chosen later on , if the attendance -
tendance warrants it.
Those dropped from the old corps are :
Miss May Stuby , Miss Augusta Hunt , J.
H. Fowler and J. A. Spaan.
E. E. Magee of Lincoln is the only
new' member of the corps. He is a brother -
ther of Mrs. J. E. Robinson of our city.
He comes highly recommended.
Thomas Rowell was retained as janitor -
tor of the East ward building and C. P.
Viland of the \Vest ward and South Mc-
Cook buildings. Both have made very
competent and satisfactory men in their
And the agony is over.
Postponed Until July 30.
The court martial case against Commander -
mander Dr. J. E. Hathorn of James
Laird Post , G. A. R. , Bartley , came up
for trial at Bartley , Tuesday , Comrades
J. H. Yarger , J. A. Wilcox , H. H. Berry
and H. H. Benson of this place going
down to participate on the detail. Dr.
Hathorn's attorney was not able to be
present from Kearney , and the court
martial was again postponed and the
date placed at July 30th , when the case
will doubtless be settled.
\V. R. Starr is special attorney for
James Laird Post , under Advocate Smith ,
the one-armed lawyer from Hastings.
Death of Dr. Vogel.
Dr. J. A. Vogel died on last Saturday -
day morning at the farm about fourteen -
teen miles north of McCook , at the age
of 70 years , of dropsy. Services were
held in St. Patrick's church , by Rev. J.
\V. Hickey , at Io o'clock on Monday
morning , the remains being afterwards
buried in the parish cemetery. The
family have the sympathy of that neighborhood -
borhood in their sorrow and bereave-
The deceased had been a man of prominence -
inence and parts in his day.
Great is Alfalfa.
Joseph Schmitz's field of alfalfa is the
envy of all who have seen it. He just
recently completed cutting it for the
second time , this season. We have seen
some of the stalks , 42 inches high. We
noticed one root from which 52 distinct
stalks had sprung up , most of them over
three feet high.
Joseph Menard has also cut some of
his alfalfa , which was planted in April
of this spring. It was over two feet high
and a splendid stand. He has about 6o
A Great Success.
Notwithstanding the heavy rain storm ,
last Saturday evening , the festival given.
under the auspices of and for the benefit -
fit of Council No. ioo , A. P. A. , in McConnell -
Connell hall , was a great success. There
was a very large attendance from city
and surrounding country , crowding the
hall to overflowing , and resulting in a
neat some of profit to the council.
Strawberries , ice cream and cake were
served. It was an auspicious event for
Was Well Patronized ,
The lawn social at the residence of
Rev. J. W. Hickey of St. Patrick's Catholic -
olic church , Tuesday evening , drew a
large attendance and a liberal patronage.
The ample porches and grounds of the
parsonage wt.e illuminated by colored
Chinese lanterns and locomotive headlights -
lights , giving a pleasing and attractive
effect. The refreshments spread were
excellent and the affair withal a successful -
ful and felicitous one ,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Worlds Fair Highest Award.
The Local Precipitation.
From the ffiocial figures kept by the
Burlington at the depot at this place we
learn that the precipitation here has
been : For the month of April 1.25 ; during -
ing May 2.53 ; the June rainfall was 3.21 ;
and up to July 15 the gauge shows 2.11
inches. The total for the three and a
half months is 9.40.
While this is the record as kept here ,
the probabilities are that the precipitation -
tion in other parts , or at least in some
parts of the county , has considerably
exceeded this ; especially is this likely to
be the case in the Beaver valley , where
the rains are said to have been much
heavier than in this locality.
The rainfall here , last Friday , was .37
of an inch , and on Saturday night .6o.
But south of Isere on Saturday afternoon
last , the rain in the neighborhood of
William J. Relph amounted to almost a
cloud burst , and was heavy all over that
section. At Relph's place in the space
of an hour four inches of water fell , as
measured in ajar. It is said to have
been the heaviest rain since that one
which followed the droutli of iSSo.
Small dams over canyons were washed
out , where they have stood the rains of
the past six years , and roads and plowed
fields were badly washed.
Mary had a little lamb ,
And both have long been dead ;
If Mary were alive today ,
She'd have a wheel instead.
Send to Lewis \\r. Smith , Indianola ,
Lawn Sprinklers and hose and hose
couplings. COCHRAN S CO.
The business of the public-of the
people-should always be discharged
Cochran S. Co. handle the best Refrigerators -
frigerators in the market. A large stock
now on hand.
The Nebraska State Horticultural Society -
ciety will hold their summer meeting in
Wymore , July 23 , 24 , 25.
Lewis \V. Smith , having purchased
J. B. Mather's abstract books , is prepared -
ed to make correct abstracts.
Beat the brush in almost any direction
and you will scare up a man who wants
to be clerk of the district court.
The Talmage sermons on the inside of
THE TRIBUNE each week are in themselves -
selves worth the full price of our sub-
The bicycle track has recently been
very materially improved , and McCook
wheelmen now enjoy one of the best
tracks in the state.
An exchange is deeply impressed with
the infallibility of the average wheel-
' from the
men's judgment-as seen
McCook has a few "altogethers" in
the ranks of her bicyclists. They are
not just exactly "out of sight"-but they
ought to be.
The ball at the Maple Grove bagnio ,
last Friday night , is declared by those
present as having been a very successful
social event , with the usual disgraceful
The First State bank and the Arapahoe -
hoe State bank have consolidated with
a capital of $75,000. J. W. Tomblin is
president and Perry L. Hole , cashier , of
the consolidated concern which retains
the name of the latter bank.
Twenty-four carat gold is all gold ; 22
carat gold has 22 parts of gold , I of silver -
ver and I of copper ; i8 carat gold has i8
parts of pure gold and 3 parts each of
silver and copper in its composition ; 12
carat gold is half gold , the remainder
being made up of 3i4 parts of silver andS
S/ parts copper.
\\rhile times are necessarily quiet now ,
everybody is looking forward to doing
quite an active business in the fall. And
it is the long headed business men who
are now making theirpurchases and providing -
viding for the better times coming , who
will do the business when the tide comes
The Rocky Mountain News , published
at Denver , Colo. , is the only daily Populist -
list paper in the nation. Its cartoon ,
apropos to the times , with every issue , is
worth the subscription , and it is full ,
fair and strong for the cause of reform.
Daily , 65c , per month ; Weekly , $ I in
advance. Send 5c. for a sample copy.
Clyde Stultz , formerly of Haigler , is
now located at McCook , where he is giving -
ing music lessons on the guitar and
piano. , . .Mike Yost has been discharged
as section foreman at Benkelman and
his place given to Milton Powell. Mr.
Yost and family have moved to Culbert-
son , where they will make their home
for the present.-Benkelman News.
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
JUDGE \VELTv is a city visitor , lastev-
GLEN CARRUTH is down from Denver
on a short vacation.
J.V. . HUPP went over to Lebanon ,
Monday , on business.
L. W. Cox arrived home , Tuesday evening -
ening , from his Kansas visit.
J. V. AND L. A. CARNAHAN of Bart-
ley were city visitors , Saturday.
A. J. RITTENHOUSE went in to Omaha -
ha , Monday night , on a political mis-
P. A. WELLS spent last week in Denver -
ver and at the points of interest in that
MRS. C. M. NOBLE went up to Denver -
ver , Monday night , to the bedside of a
MRS. JosEPH Yocuiu of Hastings is
visiting her brother , Dr. E. T. Waters
MR. AND MRS. S. E. TAYLOR arrived
home , Monday morning , from their
MRS. W. S. CORNUTT was down from
Culbertson , Monday , guest of Mrs. W.
DR. L. J. SPICKLEMIER is home from
his trip to Indiana in the interest of the
Star of Jupiter.
J. A. SPAAN arrived home , last Saturday -
day morning , from his visit to Denver
and the association ,
J. H. BRADLEY left for Red Cloud ,
yesterday morning , to make his home
their for the present.
MISSES GRACE TORBERT , Lydia Brin
ton and Clara Purvis were among the
visitors to Denver , last week.
J. bI. SEWELL was up from Hastings ,
Wednesday , looking after hiS grain and
elevator interests up the valley.
MR , AND MRS.V. . F. LAWSON arrived -
rived home , yesterday morning from
their visit to Denver and the mountains.
\V. P. HALL , ESQ. , of Holdrege , came
up on 77 , last Friday afternoon , on some
law business , returning home on No. 4.
PHILIP WEICK and family left , this
week , for Santa Ana , Cala. , expecting to
drive as far as Salt Lake City , Utah , at
Antes R. BUCK , a former Red Willow
Countian , later of Lincoln , has moved
to Denver , according to the Lincoln
J. H. MILLER and Mr. Gable , two
Lincoln men , were here , first of the
week , looking over some farm land in
SUPT. VALENTINE , who has been
holding a successful teachers' association -
tion up in Sheridan , Wyoming , arrived
home on last Friday night.
REv. AND MRS. DAVID DONALDSON
of Montreal came down from Denver ,
last Friday , to remain some time for
Mrs. Donaldson's health. He will occupy -
cupy the Congregational pulpit on next
GEORGE HANLEIN and sister Miss
Addie departed on No. 2 , Tuesday morning -
ing , for Seattle , Washington , where he
has secured a position , and she will enter
the university of the state of Washing-
ton. The many friends of both will join
THE TRIBUNE in wishing them the fullest -
est realization of their fondest hopes. A
brother William is now attending the
The Red Willow County Teachers' Institute -
stitute will be held at Indianola , beginning -
ning August 12th , and closing August
\Vm. Valentine , Mrs. M. J. Cordeal
and Seth T. Parsons will be the instruc-
August 17th an examination will be
held at Indianola for all pupils of the
district schools of the county who wish
to enter a high school next September.
The pupils will be examined in eighth
grade work and those who pass a satisfactory -
tory examination will be granted a certificate -
tificate showing they have completed
the common school course and are entitled -
tled to enter a high school of the county -
ty , the county paving their tuition.
J. H. BAYSTON ,
Conductor W. G. Reddiu and bride
arrived home , Wednesday night , and are
comfortably located in their home , the
Chief of Motive Power D. Hawksworth
was up from Plattsmouth , yesterday ,
going east on No. 4.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest Medal and DIploi . .
[ Under this head we invite the ministry of tlu
city to contribute freely of any and all church new s
of Interest to their various organizations. i
BAPTIST-Services including Sunda y
school will be held in the tent at usual
hours. Rev. J. A. Armstrong of Hol -
drege will preach. A cordial invitation
is extended to all.
METHODIST-Usual services in the
Methodist church on next Sunday. Sunday -
day school and Epworth League meetings -
ings at the utual hours.
REV. A. G. FORMAN , Pastor.
by Rev. David Donaldson of Montreal.
Sunday school at io o'clock. Evening
services by the Endeavor society. Topic -
ic , "Clean Living" . Mrs. W. F. Lawson -
son , leader. Special music. A cordial
welcome is extended to all.
In bifurcated skirts they shriek and storm ;
Their tastes for garb grotesque is quite om
From all reformers who would thus reforat
\\'e do most humbly pray "Good Lord ( le-
liver us ! " -Buffalo News.
Rev. Howard S. MacAyeal has beets
called to fill the pulpit ofPlymouth Congregational -
gregational church at Twenty-first and
Spencer streets to succeed Rev. J. A.
Fisher , whose resignation was tendered
to be in effect on June L Mr. MacAyeal
has until recently been in charge of a
church at Cambridge , Neb. During the
last winter he became quite well known
as the chaplain of the state senate. His
acquaintances in this city are quite numerous -
merous , since he has supplied the pulpits -
pits in several of the leading churches
on various occasions.-Omaha World-
Won't Follow Advice.
THE TRIBUNE , two weeks since , offered
fered a word of advice touching the
course to be pursued in the water works
matter. But it seems that some of our
people at least are not willing to follow
our pacific advice. This more bitter
feeling found expression , Tuesday night ,
in the undignified suspension of a 3-16
effigy of Supt. Meeker to the flag staff
of the local weather bureau in front of
THE TRIBUNE office.
Now , we want to object to this course ,
and for a number of reasons :
It won't improve the situation in the
least. Three-sixteenths will remain 3-16 ,
and the general superintendent will continue -
tinue to smile with all the charming
complacency that has made him the
pride of two hemispheres.
And , again , it is in contempt of the
weather department to use its flag staff
for such purposes. A repetition and we
will see to it that no rain falls between
now and the millenium.
In addition to our former advice , and
in spite of the fact that it has not been
followed , we want to add this : Don't
Were All in Line.
THE TRIBUNE'S correspondents were
all in line , last week. That's right. We
are reasonably proud of them , too.
io,00o pounds of binding twine for sale
by the McCook Commission Co. at 5
cents a pound. It will work on any
That's No Lie , Deacon.
In a recent sermon delivered in the
west , Rev. Dr. Talmage stated that
thousands of people are reading themselves -
selves to hades. And that's no lie , reverend -
Horse Taken Up.
At my farm in 3o2-30 , June 2 , a bay
work horse , with white hind feet , white
strip in face , is S or 9 years old , will
weigh about 1,200 pounds , in medium
condition. Owner can have animal by
paying charges. J. M. BALDWIN.
Farm Land For Sale.
Cheapest farm on earth. 400 acres unencumbered -
encumbered fine land on Driftwood
creek. Plenty of timber and water. All
fenced. Long time and low rate of in-
terest. Inquire at TRIBUNE office.
We Have Another
Carload of that famous White Bread
flour-we make right prices on this.
Fresh vegetables , every day , kept attractive -
tractive under our water spray.
We have a large sale on our Breakfast
bacon and Picnic hams. Give them a
Pure kettle-rendered Lard and Coto-
suet always on hand.
We have something important for you
MCCooK MERCANTILE Co.
Peter Matsen and wife are looking after
ter the welfare of an infant son , born on
JOSEPH OSBORN is here from Edison
and will remain all summer with his son
R. M. Osborn.
The ( late fixed forour county fair is
September 9th to 12th , and I would respectfully -
spectfully ask every citizen of our comity -
ty to do something to add to the suc-
cess of the fair. The premium lists are , , .
now readyand will be placed in the i
hands of every officer and director , for ,
distribution , as well as many others who
will kindly assist in this matter. There
are many departments of interest , and. '
ever } family should have a copy of the
premium list and examine it carefully , ,
and begin at once to plan to take something -
thing to the fair. There is nothing we
can do to show up our county in as favorable - ' . ' u
orable a light as well as a good display
at our annual exhibition ; to do this then
let every man , woman and child examine -
ine our premium list and theta act. Our
society is also expecting to make a display -
play at the state fair , and we wili need
your help. We want a large amount of
sheaf grain and grass of all kinds. These i
should be selected when the same is fully -
ly ripe and carefully cured under cover.
i Will you help us in this matter ? You
or your neighbors may have a choice
piece of grain or grass. We want every
variety of grass , wild or tame , found in
the county ; anything you tray secure
will be thankfully received b } our so-
The following persons will have a supply -
ply o preuiium lists and other fair matter -
ter , for ( listribution. Call for them or
write the secretary at Indianola for
same : J. W. Daniels , North Valley precinct -
cinct ; Samuel Premer , Alliance ; \V. A. t
McCool , Fritsch ; S. Belles and post-
office , Box Elder ; John M. Smith , Coleman -
man ; John Reel , Perry ; TRIBUNE office
and C. M. Noble's , McCook ; Mrs. Canoga -
ga and J. R. Neel , Red Willow ; Wm.
i fcCalltuii , Courier office , or Secretary ,
Indianola ; A G. Dole & Son , Ora Clark
or A. F. Hardin , East Valley ; J. C.
Moore , Tyrone ; G. L. Wagner , Missouri
Ridge ; John Broomfield , Boudville ; A.
D. Johnson , Valley grange ; J. I. Grundy
or W : S. Fitch , Driftwood ; W. A. Gold ,
Grant ; N. J. Johnson , Gerver ; E. M.
Woods , Danbury ; W. A. Minniear or j
Philip Glsem , Beaver ; B. F. Bradbury ,
Lebanon. ' Farmers , there is a wind mill
to be given as a premium , try for it and j
let me also add , that anything for the
state fair you may have or secure now ,
either sheaf gram and grass , or later
threshed grain or vegetables , please notify -
tify me or the president , W. S. Fitch ,
and we will give you directions what to
do with it. C. W. BECK , !
Professionalism to be Encouraged. i
At the recent L. A. W. meet in Asbury
Park , New Jersey , it was practically decided -
cided that professionalism should be endorsed - i
dorsed and encouraged. The meetings
of the committee appointed by the L. A.
\V. and the cycle board of trade were
quite harmonious. Joseph McKeeofthe
cycle board stated in an interview :
"The board of trade has endorsed an(1
ratified the rules of the L. A.V They
also have agreed to take an interest in
increasing the league's membership and
think they can double it in twelve
months. They also have endorsed professionalism -
fessionalism under thejurisdiction of the
L. A.V. . and will encourage professional -
al racing" .
"This agreement goes into effect im-
mediately. In my opinion class B will
be abolished and professionalism will
take its Plaee. There will be but two
classes-amateur , as in class A at present -
ent , and professionals" .
This course seems to be entirely satisfactory -
factory to the local branch of the L. A.
May Not Stick.
Judge J. H. Broady of Lincoln was in
the city last Monday , examining the record -
ord in the case of W. S. Berman , who
was sentenced to the pen for five years
for working a forged draft at Cambridge.
The proceeding was done very much in
a hurry , and it is claimed that Judge
Welty did not do thejob up tight
enough to stick. It is believed that
Berman will be released. It is a shame
if such is a fact and justice is thwarted
through an error.-Beaver City Tribune.
House For Rent.
A new five-room dwelling on north
Madison street , corner of Dudley. In-
P. A. WELLS.
10,000 pounds of binding twine for
sale by the McCook Commission Co. at
5 cents a pound. It will work on any
We understand that C. 31. Noble will
occupy the H.V. . Cole building about the
first of next month with his stock of
Syringa Blossoms Perfume at McMi1-
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Awuded Gold Medal Midwinter Fair , Saa Fri ! sc i.
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