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FOURTEENTH YEAR. McC00K RED WILLOW COUNTY NEBRASKA FRIDAY EVENING JULY 26 , 1896. NUMBER 10.
Will He Escape ?
1 A man was in the city , Saturday , who
claimed to be a brother-in-law of Levin-
son , who was recently sent over the road
for forgery by Judge Welty. He was
i out seeking information to the end that
he might be released from the penitentiary -
tiary , whither Judge Welty exiled him
for five years. He went up to Culbert-
son from this point. It is not uncommon -
mon to hear the fear expressed that Le-
vinson will yet in some way escape the
punishment which lie justly deserves.
I It is stated that he has wealthy ands in-
fluential relatives. At any rate an energetic -
getic effort is being made to that end.
It may be added , however , that the
National Bankers' association , though
the Pinkerton detective agency , are looking -
ing after the interests of the public , and
that mere technicalities may not , after
all , rob justice and insulted law of their
' due. Such individuals are a menace to
the people and doubtless a few years'
seclusion in the Nebraska penitentiary
will do him good. For instance , he may
t by that time learn a trade by which he
can make a living honestly , if he be so
An Administration Paper.
For a long time efforts have been
made to establish an administration
democratic paper in McCook , and there
is a prospect of success in the near future -
ture , we learn. The patriot who is to
pilot the ship is said to be a resident of
E Stockville , and the material from which
it is thought that the gold standard
organ will be printed is said to be that
from which the late lamented Enterprise
While there are just about enough administration -
ministration democrats in southwestern
Nebraska to wad Grover's shot gun , we
have no hesitancy in stating that there
is an opening here for a paper of the
gold bug stripe. But the cavity is so
wide and deep that the publisher who
attempts to fill it from the legitimate
newspaper profits will stand about as
much show as a snow ball in Tophet.
1 i However , we will endeavor , in cow-
4 pang with the rest of the newspaper
slaves , to make the brief sojourn of the
; ! proposed democratic organ and its consecrated -
secrated editor as pleasant as the constipated -
pated circumstances will permit.
August First the Date.
ti We are in receipt' ' of the following
from the Worshipful i\laster of the In-
dianola Lodge which explains itself
I INDIANOLA , Neb. , July 17 , 1895
DEAR SIR : The laying of the corner
stone of the new Masonic temple at this
place will take place at 2 o'clock p. m ,
August 1st , 1895.
I extend to you a cordial invitation to
be present at that time. Arrangements
will be made to allow all coming entrains
trains to witness all the exercises and return -
turn on evening passenger trains. We
are trying to secure reduced rates. An
effort is being made to have Governor
Holcomb present. All ceremonies are
public and free. Should you call the
public attention to this in your paper it
will be highly appreciated.
Cordially yours ,
S. R. Sb1rrH , W. M ,
IndianolaLodgeNO.123A.F , & A.M.
Not Coming , but Here.
The time is coming when the applicant -
cant for office will run toward you ,
thusly : "Well , well , if this isn't my
old friend , so and so. Shake ! Well ,
well , it's been , let's see , nearly four years
since I saw you. You're looking well ,
, have a cigar. Can't you make it smoke ?
Try this one. How's the folks ? Crops
good ? Well , well , I'm tickled to see
you. Bring the folks over and make us
a visit. We are just dying to have you
Protectthe Game and Fish.
Shoot or fish only in the proper season
and escape the game warden by observing -
ing the , laws. Many states have new
game and fish laws this year , and if you
don't know them , send five 2c stamps
for a copy of the Game Law issue of
THE AMERICAN FIELD , 245 State St. ,
Land for Sale.
I have some desirable small farmsalso
uniihproved lands , situated near DesArc ,
county seat of Prairie county , Ark.which
I will sell on favorable terms to goodin-
dustrious people. For further informa-
tion address B. F. BEINE ,
DesArc , Arkansas.
Is Developing "Crane" Necks.
With the abbreviation of the emancipated -
' trousers comes
pated , advancedwoman's ,
the elongation of the long-suffering lord's
collars. Thus the law of compensation
is maintained inviolate.
The Vet's Ejaculation.
Holy smoke !
. It's no joke !
We're Hoked !
By Jocks !
Lawn Sprinklers and hose and hose
couplings , CoCHRAN & Co.
The local Woodmen lodge is enjoying
a distinct , well defined boom in mem-
Cochran & Co. handle the best Refrigerators -
frigerators in the market. A large stock
now on hand.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
E N. Benjamin of Valley Grange pre ,
cinct , Thursday of last week.
We violate no confidence when we
state that "the politician is abroad in
the land" . Not copy righted !
Johnny Morrissey's Herald says that
Holbrook is to have a "bran" new side-
walk. Johnny , John , John.
You will have to travel extensively to
find a finer corn crop prospect than that
200 acre field at the Hatfield ranch.
There was a special meeting of the
A. 0. U. W , lodge held on Saturday eve-
ning. It was a business meeting purely.
The emigration from eastern Colorado -
rado continues quite briskly ; a number
of wagons passed through McCook eastbound -
bound , last week.
Tuesday of last week , at Benkelman a
few grasshoppers were visible , high in
the air , flying southward. None remained -
mained behind , happily.
Magnificent specimen stalks of corn
are to be seen on exhibition all over the
city , also some specimens of small grain
and alfalfa the marvelous.
A runaway out West Dennison street
was caused by the thoughtless discharge
of some firecrackers , Saturday afternoon ,
We learn that no particular damage oc-
Last Thursday Secretary Smith of the
interior department rendered a decision
dismissing the contest of William B.
Beck against the heirs of Steinhause.
The motion for a review of the case
The Sheridan ( Wyo. ) Daily Journal
gives an account of a runaway accident
on the 18th in which W. H. Edwards ,
formerly of this place , was hurt , rc-
ceiving a badly sprained knee and being
severely shaken up.
The high wind , last Friday evening
before the rain , blew down a portion of
the gospel tent , and it was necessary to
dismiss the meeting and let the canvas
all down. Repairs were made on the
following morning and the meetings re-
The friends of George W Dillon will
be pleased to learn that he has been reinstated -
instated by the pension department , and
willin future receive $12.CO per month
from Uncle Sam instead of $8 co , the
amount to which his pension was reduced -
duced some time since ,
The South Side Christian Endeavor
society willl give a lawn fete at the grove
of S. G. Goheen , one and one-half miles
south of McCook , on the evening of
August first , 1895 Refreshments will
be served from 8 to io Come and enjoy -
joy yourself. A good time promised ,
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.
A miskeeter lit on the editor , Ben Bolt ;
he thought he had things right down pat.
He had been living on aid for a year ,
Ben Bolt , therefore he wasn't very fat.
When he thought he had rushed the
growler enough , we hit him a lick on
thehead ; we laid him beside some spring
poetry , Ben Bolt , so Mister Miskeeter is
Some rumors every now and then float
in from Eastern Colorado concerning
the grasshoppres. The pests seem to be
spreading out more , and are said to be
moving south and east. They have
pretty well cleaned up the small grain
about Yuma , and other places in northeastern -
eastern Colorada , but no further apprehension -
hension is felt concerning them in this
portion of Nebraska.
Mr. Coyle , of Eckley , Colo. , a brother-
in-law of Bridge Boss P , C. Judge of our
city , was robbed of $15 , on 'Wednesday
night , and quite severely cut in the arm
and otherwise hurt by the two burglars
who entered his room at Eckley. Coyle
resisted , but was roughly handled by
the cutthroats. There were two men on
No. 4 , last night , that are supposed to
answer the description of the robbersbut
in the absence of instructions the police
did not molest them ,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest Award.
Rothees S. Hileman Dead.
After suffering for three years or longer -
er with that fatal malady Bright's disease ,
at about 8 o'clock , last Saturday evening ,
Rothees S. Hileman's spirit left its tenement -
ment of clay , releasing the weak and
wasted body from all earthly pain , and
took its flight to its home , above.
The funeral services were conducted
in the Methodist church on Tuesday
afternoon by Rev. A. G. Forman , pastor ,
and were attended by many friends from
the city and from the country wherein
he was a respected and highly esteemed
resident for tea or twelve years : At the
church the remains were taken in charge
by the Woodmen , of which the deceased
was a member , who tout ucted the services -
vices at the cemetery.
Rothees S. Hileman was born in Le-
Claire , Iowa , January Loth , 1858 , and
died in Driftwood precinct , a few miles
southwest of McCook , July 20th , 1895
The deceased came to Red Willow
county in December , 1883. He went to
Pennsylvania in the fall of 1884 , and on
January 1st , 1895 , at Waterstreet in that
state married Miss Susie Goodman , who
with five small children survives him.
They at once took up their residence on
the farm in Driftwood precinct , which
by great industry and irrigation has been
brought up to a high state of cultivation
and productiveness. The deceased had
been in ill health for about three years ,
spending part of the last winter in Iowa ,
in search of relief. For the last few
months his condition grew rapidly worse
and the fatal result hasbeen anticipated.
On Friday he made his will , preparing
for the end which came peacefully on the
following evening , he being conscious
and delivering his instructions and farewells -
wells to the last. He expressed his willingness -
lingness and readiness to meet his God ,
leaving behind him the testimony that
all was well.
In addition to his own family , he
leaves an aged father and mother , two
brothers and a sister at DavenportIowa ,
besides a sister and brother here , Mrs.
Perry Stone and L. R. Hileman. His
parents were here at the time of his de-
cease. All have the sincerest sympathy
of this community.
The deceased carried $2,00o insurance
in the Woodmen.
CARD OF THANKS.
We are all truly and deeply thankful
to the neighbors and friends for all the
many kindnesses shown and the assistance -
ance rendered during the illness and
after the death of our dear one.
MRS- SUSIE HILEMAN.
MR. & MRS. S. HILEMAN & FAMILY.
Deaths of Two Former Citizens.
From a personal letter from Mrs. Eaton
to Mrs. H. H Pickens of Valley Grange
precinct , received Tuesday night of this
week , we learn some of the particulars
of the death of John G. Eaton , which
took place in Garden Grove , California ,
on the first day of July , from consump-
tion. The remains were laid away in
the Santa Ana cemetery. Mr. Eaton
was one of the early settlers of Red
Willow county , having settled on the
Willow creek in 1872. For many years
he lived on the well known Eaton ranch
south of McCook. A few years since
with his wife and daughter he removed
to Oregon. His health failing rapidly
he returned here , last summer for a
while , and finally went to California in
search of health which came not , but
John G. Eaton was one of God's noble-
men. Of sterling integrity ; mild and
loving disposition ; highly esteemed by
all who knew him. His sorrowiug wife
and daughter have the deepest sympathy -
thy of many friends in Red Willow
The death of W. R. Cole , a former
resident of our city , is also learned from
a private source. It took place on the
12th in Santa Ana , California , and is
said to have been caused by appendicitis.
Mr. Cole and family spent a number of
years in McCook , following his trade as
a painter. His father , R. A , Cole , the
tailor , and brother , Sidney , a fireman ,
still reside here. He went to Santa Ana ,
last summer ; with S. H. Colin and fam-
ily. His death is deplored by many , relatives -
atives and friends ,
More Fine Rains.
Two more fine rains have fallen over
this portion of the state since last issue ,
One Friday evening .28 of an inch fell.
On Monday morning 1.35 inches fell and
.06 on the following morning , making
i.6g inches since last Friday night , and
3.80 inches since the first of the month.
The corn prospect has never been better
perhaps in the history of this county ,
while potatoes , alfalfa and hay are doing
10,000 pounds of binding twine for sal e
by the McCook Commission Co. at 5
cents a pound. It will work on an y
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
LARRY ROONEY is in L's Angeles ,
Cal. , at present.
RECEIVER GIBBONS was a Lincoln
visitor , Wednesday.
MISS BELLE SPRY has returned from
her visit to Lincoln ,
GEORGe HoCICNgLL was in Lincoln ,
Tuesday , on business.
H : RICE , the Wilsonville banker , was
a city visitor , Saturday.
J A CoRDEAL is in Aurora , Illinois ,
where he may decide to locate.
\V , T. LINDSAY and wife were eastbound -
bound passengers on 4 , Wednesday.
MRS. J. W. FARRELL of Orleans is in
the city , guest of Mrs. Patrick Gibbons ,
Miss MAUD SOVERNS of Lebanon has
been the guest of Mrs. J W. Hupp since
J. I. GRUNDY returned , last week , from
Texas , where he has been for a few
BERT HART came in from Auburn ,
Illinois , Tuesday night , and is visiting
his uncle , S P. Hart.
REV. H. S. MACAVEAL came up from
Cambridge , Monday night , going east
on No. 2 , Tuesday morning.
MISSES SMITH and Rogers were in
Culbertson , Wednesday , to witness the
Culbertson-Trenton ball game.
MR. AND MRS. FRANK SPEARMAN of
Omaha are much absorbed in auother
son that came to abide with them on the
MRSF. . D BURGESS lost her gold
watch at the tent , last Friday night , but
it was recovered the following morning ,
much to her joy.
MRS. D F. NEISWANGER and the
children came up from Cambridge , close
of last week , and made her sister , Mrs.
H. P Waite , a visit.
J. G. SHUN AKER , a banker of Charter
Oak , Iowa , was in the city , last Friday
evening. He was out in this section of
Nebraska on business.
L. MORSE , Editor Haskins and County
Clerk Stowater were down from Benkel-
man , Tuesday night , to attend the Judicial -
cial committee meeting.
W. W. BARNGROVER , the Stockville
lawyer who is figuring in the new democratic -
cratic paper deal , was in the city , we
are informed , fore part of the week.
MRS. J. W. HART and daughter arrived -
rived in the city , Tuesday night , from
Auburn , Illinois , and are the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Hart on the farm east
JUDGE BROADY of Lincoln , who has
been out in this section of state looking
up the Levinson forgery matter , was in
the city over night , Sunday , leaving for
Lincoln on No. 2 , Monday.
G. W NORRIS of Beaver City was in
the city , last night. He went up the
Frenchman branch , this morning , to
visit Haves county in the interest of his
candidacy for the nomination for district
L. R. HILEMA4 arrived home , Monday -
day night , from up in the Alliance country -
try where he has been for some time on
cattle business , being summoned by the
death of his brother , R S. Hileman.
He will likely remain at home a few
MRS. J. A. CORDEAL and the children
left on No. 4 , Wednesday night , for Aurora -
rora , Illinois , where her husband has
decided to locate. A host of friends
wish them success in their new home.
She will visit a sister in Lincoln for a few
weeks en route.
B , F. HEFFLEFINGER is up from Beatrice -
rice , this week , looking for a place to
pasture 150 head of cattle until winter ,
when he will feed them for market. The
pasturage of Gage county is burned up ,
while in Red Willow county it has never
J. A. CORDEAL has secured a position
with the Western Wheel Scraper and
Grader Co. of Aurora , Illinois , as attorney -
ney and collector , territory embracing
all of the United States and Canada.
His headquarters will likely be either in
Aurora or Chicago.
May be made on all timber culture entries -
tries regardless of the number of trees
growing , so Register Campbell informs
us if the law has been complied with in
the matter of cultivation and planting.
Proofs on entries made prior to Sept. 15 ,
1887 , need not be advertised , but those
made since that date must be advertised
in the same manner as are notices of intention -
tention to make proof in cases of homestead -
stead entries , -
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest Medal tend Diploma.
[ Under this head we invite the ministry of the
city to contribute freely of any and all church news
of interest to theirvarious organizations. J
EPISCOPAL-Services on next Sunday
morning and evening. Sunday school
at 10 a. m REV. R. L. KNOx , Rector.
The Eptvorth League will hold an ice
cream social in the Methodist church on
next Tuesday evening , It will only cost
you ten cents , and you are all invited.
METHODIST-Usual services in the
111ethodist church on next Sunday. Sunday -
day school and Epworth League meetings -
ings at the utual hours.
REV. A. G. FORMAN , Pastor ,
The members of the McCook Epworth
League desire us to express for them
their gratitude and thanks to the people
of the city who so kindly and generously
opened their homes to the delegates of
the late district convention.
by Rev. David Donaldson of Montreal.
Sunday school at 10 o'clock. Evening
services by the Christian Endeavor society -
ety , Topic : "Boston Convention Echoes
Meeting" . Miss Olive Rittenhouse ,
leader. Special music. You are all cordially -
Death of Montie Stafford.
From the Tallapoosa ( Georgia ) Journal
of the i8tli instant we learn of the sad
death of Miss Montie Stafford , a former
resident of our city , daughter of Mrs. J.
H. Smart , who removed from McCook
to Tallapoosa , about two years since ,
with her husband , the photographer.
Montie Stafford was born in Watson ,
Mo. , July 10th , 1877 , and died in Talla-
poosa , Georgia , July 1ith , 1895 , of typhoid -
She was a most promising young lady ,
greatly admired and loved by a large circle -
cle of young friends in our city , who will
be profoundly shocked by the news of
her untimely death. The remains were
laid away among the fragrant Magnolias
in the Methodist cemetery at Tallapoosa.
Mr and Mrs. Smart will be remembered -
bered in profoundest sympathy by their
McCook friends in the death of their
idolized and promising daughter.
10,000 pounds of binding twine for sale
by the McCook Commission Co , at 5
cents a pound. It will work on any
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
MCC00g MERCANTILE CO.
The Red Willow County Teachers' Iii-
stitute will be held at Indianola , beiii-
ning August 12th , and closing August
Wm. 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 paying their tuition.
J H. BAYSTON ,
Try McMillen's NEW perfumes.
Princes Violet Perfume at McMillen's.
Try Stolen Sweets Perfume at McMil-
Buy a patent lever hose coupler from
Cochran & Co.
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
Screen doors and wire cloth , all sizes ,
for sale by Cochran & Co.
Screen doors and wire cloth , all sizes ,
for sale by Cochran & Co.
Hail insurance in a good company
written by C. J. RYA ,
Lawn Sprinklers and hose and hos e
couplings. COCHRAN & Co.
The Judicial Committee Meeting.
The Republican central committee of j
the Fourteenth Judicial district met in
the office of Mayor J. E. Kelley , Tuesday
night , and fixed the place , date , time
and apportionment of the coming Republican -
publican Judicial convention.
In the absence of Chairman A. S.
Sands of the committee the meetingwas ,
called to order by Secretary O.E.Butter- ,
field of Haigler J.W. Cole of Culbert-
son was made temporary chairman . . of Z } ,
the meeting. i } '
The roll was called disclosing the following -
lowing representation present : ' Chase
county , James Burke , proxy for Fred
Hoffmeister ; Dtmdy county , 0. E. But-
terfield , proxy for N. J , Allen ; Hayes
county , not represented , ( M. J Abbott ,
committeeman ) ; Hitchcock county , J. W.
Cole , ( vice . M. House , removed from
district ) , by appointment chairnian count -
t central committee- Frontier count'
J. A. Williams ; Furnas county , A C.
Rankin ; Gosper county , notrepresented ,
( D. M. Robertson , committeeman ) ; Red
Willow count } ' , J. E. Kelley , ( vice J.
Byron Jennings , removed from state ) ,
byappointulent chairman county central
The vacancies in the coumiittee were
filled by the appointment of J. W. Cole
for Hitchcock , S. A. Fisk of Elwood for tt
Gosper , and J. E. Kelley for Red Willow.
It was decided to hold the convention
in the city of McCook , Wednesday , September -
tember i8th , at one o'clock , p. m.
The apportionment was based on the
vote cast for T. J. Majors for governor in
1894 , being one delegate at large ,
one delegate for each hundred votes
cast or major fraction thereof. This
gives the several counties of the district
the following number of delegates in the
Chase-3o9..4 Gosper-363. . . . .S
Frontier-735 - .8 Hitchcock-414..6
Furnas-I141. . . . 12 RedWillowteorrr
Or a total of 54 delegates.
J. K Kelley was chosen chairman to I
fill the unexpired term. After which
the committee adjourned.
W. R. Starr of Indianola and H. H.
Benson of McCook were the only candidates -
dates for the nomination present at the
meeting , which was pervaded by a
marked sentiment of enthusiasui and
confidence in victory this fall.
A Few Words From a Friend.
Santa Ana , Cala. , Jul } 20 , 1895.
EDITOR TRIBUNE : I write you a few
lines to inform you of the sad death of
our friend \V R. Cole. He was taken '
down , June 3otb , with appendicitis and
was confined to his bed until July 12th at ;
7.45 P m , when he was relieved from
suffering by death. An operation was
performed for his relief , but the inflammation -
mation was so extensive and severe that
its work could not be stopped.
The deceased removed here from Mc-
Cook , Neb. , July , 1894 , and while he had
only been here one year , the large number -
ber of friends who so kindly rendered
their cheerful assistance during his sickness -
ness , and who followed his mortal remains -
mains to their last resting place , give
assurance to the grief-stricken family that
in that brief period of time he had made
a large circle of warm friends.
The funeral services and burial were
conducted by the Fraternal Aid Association -
tion of which lie had recently become a
W. R. Cole was born in Canada , February -
ruary 14th , 1856 , and made Nebraska his
home for the greater portion of his life :
He was a thorough master o his trade-
painting and paper hanging as all well
knew who employed him. He had a
warm heart for all his fellow men , and
was a strong friend with all who knew
him. A kind and loving husband and
father. While his work was unfinished
he was ready to go at the call of his Master -
ter , to whom he gave his heart while yet
alive. It is a hard and heavy burden for
the family to bear ; but , believing they
will soon meet him again , they are content -
tent with the promise that when that
time shall come it will be to part no
more. FROM A NEAR FRIEND.
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
Consult Holmes Bros. , the carpenters.
Syringa Blossoms Perfume at McMil-
' ' "Coin's Pi
As an allegory Harvey's
nancial School" has been the success of
the day- ; '
Dr. Prices Cream Baking Powder
Awarded Gold Medal bSidwiater Fair , sue Francisco.
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