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FOURTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK RED WILLOW COUNTY NEk3RASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , NOVEMBER i 189. r NUMBER 2& .
. Everything Found to
IiY EXAMINER C. A. MCCLUUD
4fae Systematically Run , Accounts
. Carefully Kept , and the Business
I Altogether Transacted
IN A SATISFACTORY MANNER
, The Examiner Found the Receipts
Properly Entered and Correctly
Accounted for , and the Same
The following detailed report on the
conduct of the county treasurer's office
of Red Willow county by J. B. Meserve
from Mr. C. A. McCloud of York , the
State Exauiiuer of County Treasurers , is
respectfully dedicated to "Poor Tax
Eater" of Indianola via Box Elder , and
to any others interested in knowing that
the affairs of the county treasurers office
have been run according to law and the
most economically and advantageously
possible for the people of the county.
The cold , hard , undeniable fact is that
this county has never had a more effi-
dient , pains-taking , obliging treasurer
than the presentincumbent. No county
' treasurer has informed himself as to the
law effecting that office , or complied with
a the statute more thoroughly or carefully
than has J. B. Meserve. This fact is ad-
: : nitted by all informed citizens , regardless -
less of politics , who are fair and frank.
, The efforts of "Poor Tax Eater" , in view
Y' the above incontrovertible facts , are but
the puny , puerile exhibition of personal
i. , spite and hatred , and will not effect the
calm judgment and deliberate action of
: i ' thoughtful and honest voters.
J , B Meserve has served the people of
Red Willow county faithfully and honestly -
estly during the past year as treasurer.
? ' ' The past is a safeguarantee of the future.
: . He should be reelected. He has proven
' , himself a safe and competent officer , one
who has discharged his duties fairly and
, ' , squarely and justly. This is a safe guarantee -
antee that the office will be in competent
hands if the present incumbent is again
z ; . elected to that position.
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, INDIANOLA , NEB. , July 24 , i895.
To the Honorable Chairman of the County
, loard of Commissioners of Red Willow county -
ty , Nebraska.
. ' S Gentlemen : This is to certify that I have
carefully examined the'books and accounts of
the County Treasurer of Red Willow county ,
' ' Nebraska , and hereto submit a detailed statement -
ment of he collections and disbursements
from the 6th da of April , 1894 , to 16th day of
: July , 1S95 ( SY ed ) C. A. MCCLOUD ,
y ' State Examiner.
April 6 , IS94balance received from
. A. H. Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35 375 2t
. ISS5 tax collected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 37
ISS6 tax collected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 6t
IS87 tax collected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 63
iSSS tax collected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 11
, r8Sg tax collected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346 35
IS9o tax collected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21136
r iSgi tax collected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564 50
1892 tax collected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213153
1893 tax collected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4416975
IS94 tax collected. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31184.S3
School land-principal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 41
School land-interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 437 29
' ' ! Schoolland-lease. . . . . . . . . . . 109169
State Treasurer Jan. appropriation 2 i6i 19
State Treasurer-June appropriation 5 64104
Miscellaneous-CountYgeneral. . . . . 762 91
c - Fines and licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6310
Redemptions received. . . . . . . . . . . . . G 556 g8
' . : Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858 48
Intereston county deposits. . . . . . . . . 1327 34
Miscellaneous-Soldiers' relief . . . . 3 18 7
Miscellaneous-State relief. . . . . . . . . 5 755 00
q , r DISBURSEMENTS.
State Treasurer-receipt 5,441349645
State Treasurer-receipt 5.53. . . . . . 3 4Y155
' State Treasurer-receipt 5.690. . . . . . 3 54600
Countygeneral fund warrants paid. . 1939222
County bridge fund warrants paid. . 2 418 39
County road fund warrants paid. . . . 2 28418
' County state relief fund warrants p'd 5 755 00
Soldiers' relief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.49 00
: : - County reg. bond fund. . 275 00
i ' Willow Grove bond fund. . . . . . . . . . . 1460 78
East Valley bond fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 00
' North Valley bond fund. . . . . . . . . . . 385 50
Indianola precinct bond fund. . . . . . 15750
. Bartley village bond fund. . . . . . . . . . o 00
District school fund. . . . 27 715 41
District school bond fund. . . . . . . . . . . 1o 485 25
State apportionment fund. . . . . . . . . . 7 229 Sr
' Redemptions paid. . . . 57 47
District road warrants. . . . . . . . . . . . . 106443
, ; Poll receipts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I52100
Road tax receipts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598 46
Road receipts redeemed by cash. . 47204
McCook city. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 58925
Indianola city. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100719
Bartley cit . . . . . . . . . . . . 29029
, y .County treasurers fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 575 3
. , Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 044 9
. $140 357 55
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YORK , Nan. , July 29. 1895.
To the honorable Chairman and Members
of the Board of County Commissioners of Red
, - Willow county , Nebraska.
Gentlemen : I herewith submit for your
consideration and approval my su plementa-
t r report o f my examination of the Count y
treasurer's office of Red 1Villow county , Nebraska -
raska , from the 6th day of April , 1894 , to the
16th day of July , 1895 , both inclusive.
I At the close of business on July 16th , x895 , I
found cash on hand as follows :
Cash and cash items. .S 9g 4
Cash on deposit in the State Bank
of Indianola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 982 31
Cash on deposit in the First Nation-
; 1 al Bank of McCook. . . . . . . . . . . to 27117
Cash on dej osit irfthe Citizens Bank
of McCook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 105 87
Cash on deposit in the Bank of
Bartley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 077 45
.1 Cash on deposit in the State Bank
of Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450313
Cashc on deposit with Kountze Bros.
ofNewYork. . : . . . 2054
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3I 00
Balance called for aspeLstatement
and County Treasurers books.$31 o44 Sg
, ,1 + : Excessive cash. . . . . . . . . 15 2z
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I found all the receipts ro ern entered and
correctly accounted for , and the same may be
said of the disbursements.
Taking the office altogether , it is run sys
tematicall the accounts are carefully kept ,
and the business transacted in a satisfactory
As to the question of commissions charged
by the late Mr. A. H. Barnes and the resent
incumbent on county collections , I have submitted -
mitted an inquiry to the Attorney General ,
and in due time will file his reply , and make
it a part of this report.
ReS ectfully submitted.
pC. A. MCCLOUD State Examiner.
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THE SCHOOLS ,
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Rev. J. D. Badcon visited the school ,
The lantern class tonight will be in
charge of Mr. Whittaker.
The schools received a visit from Rev.
Knox of Araphoe , first of the week ,
Miss Maude Cordeal : s home for two
weeks , while the children of her school
are helping husk corn.
Supt Valentine preached his regular
annual Hallowe'en sermon on Thursday -
day , to discourage the playing of practical -
cal jokes that are usually committed on
The newly organized Wednesday Evening -
ening club met for the first time , this
week. The program , which was in the
hands of the 12thi Grade , was a musical
one. A short business meeting was held
which resulted in Ray McCarl being
elected president ; Louis Tliorgrimson ,
vice-president ; Kittie Stangeland , secretary -
retary , and Edna Dixon , assistant sec-
Save a dollar for the ball , November
IIth , by the ladies of the Degree of
Honor , in Temple ball.
The residence of Mrs , Amelia Conrad
in West McCook , recently badly damaged -
aged by fire , will lie rebuilt at one.
The Barnett Lumber Co. has bought
the Perry & Bee lumber yard at Arapahoe -
hoe , and consolidated the same with its
yard at that place.
The comedy to be given at the opera
house , next Tuesday evening , will be one
of the best things ever put on the boards
by a local or foreign company. See it.
A two-pear-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alex. McManigal died on Sunday
of diphtheria. The funeral was held
privately on the same day. A young son
of Vance McManigal is also ill.
More copies of THE TRIBUNE have
been issued during the month of
October than have ever been issued from
a newspaper office in Red Willow coun
ty , in that length of time.
Tickets are now on sale at the drug
store of L. W. McConnell & Co. for
"Caste" , the comedy which will be
played in the opera house on next Wednesday -
nesday evening by local talent. Secure
your seats promptly.
The Danbury school district case that
came up before Squire Kelley , Monday ,
was continued for thirty days. We understand -
derstand that it is one of those "chart"
cases into which so many of our school
districts were humbugged a few years
The first snow of the season fell early
Wednesday morning , October 30th.
There was about two inches of the beau-
tiful. It was wet and soon disappeared
into the soil. We will take another consignment -
signment any time the weather clerk
may be pleased to send it along.
On next Tuesday evening at the opera
house will be played , "Caste" , the popular -
lar English comedy , by a local company
made up of McCook's best dramatic
talent. The comedy is being put on the
boards under the auspices of the Ladies
of the Maccabees. Tlceplay has been carefully -
fully prepared and we have it on good
authority that our people may expect a
fine entertainment. Reserved seats are
50C. They are now on sale at McCon-
nell's drug store. General admission
is 25c. You should secure seats at once.
The ladies will call on you for that pur-
The miserable effects of the A P. A.
crusade in our midst become more and
more evident and conspicuous every
day. The blighting thing even ob-
traded itself into a little school election ,
lust week , when members of a committee -
tee were being chosen in connection
with the Wednesday Evening club.
Religious persecution is a good deal like
setting out a prairie fire-you never can
safely know where it will end. And ,
unfortunately , the innocent are the principal -
cipal sufferers. McCook needs to plow
some fire guards against this movement ,
and the sooner the better for us all.
Every pulsation of our heart throbs
Protestant blood-but this fact does not
make us desire to proscribe or seek to
rob of his constitutional rights the citizen -
izen and neighbor who sees duty and
destiny through the Roman Catholic
church. We demand civil and religious
liberty for ourselves , and we are not so
cowardly and unjust as to deny the same
to others. This religious proscripton
and persecution are so foreign to our institutions -
stitutions and contrary to the spirit of
freedom that we simplymarvel that such
a society as the A. P. A , could ever
secure a footing in a community like
McCook or out in this western land
where we boast of liberty so loudly ;
where the cry is ever for fair play and
justice ; where encroachments upon our
legal or constitutional rights are so emphatically -
phatically and promptly resented. It is
inexplicable to us why any politician
should encourage or dare to use such a
dangerous and outrageous weapon ,
which tramples under foot the sacred
rights which every American holds dear
himself and should guarantee to others.
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A Divided City.
It is a matter of holy writ that a house
divided against itself cannot stand. It
is equally true of a community like Mc-
Cook , The hatred , bitterness , oppression -
sion , intolerance , bigotry , injustice , discord -
cord and distrust engendered and fo-
tered by the organization and maintenance -
ance of the American Protective Association -
ation in this city and surrounding country -
try are doing more to damn this city
commercially , socially and religiously
than all the drouths , sniallpoxand other
bliglits combined. The baneful influence
of this secret society is felt everywhere :
The church , the home , the beuei'olent
orders , in business , in politics , in all the
activities and ramifications of our city
life. And why , pray , all this ? In order
that ostensi'rly our educational and civil
institutions may be protected from the
ferocious Roman Catholic , In the name
of liberty and justice and protection !
But really to give a few individgals a
pull. And to oppress all those who fail
or refuse to get on the band wagon.
The division caused among the people of
our city has and is causing incalculable
damage to the best interests of our cone
The injury , too , is not confined aloue
to our commercial interests. The association -
ciation has destroyed political and social - i
cial relations of many years standing.
Friendships as old as the city have been
ruthlessly and remorselessly turned into
hatred and bitterness. The pleasant
greeting into mutterings and curses. Reciprocal -
ciprocal business relations into opposition -
tion and boycotts.
And as an offset toall this unpleasantness -
ness and discord and distrust what benefit -
fit has accrued to the community from
the association ? Have the public schools
been saved as a brand from the burning ?
Has the country been saved ? Have our
liberties and rights been preserved ? Or
were any one of them ever really in danger -
ger ? Isn't the whole thing a dangerous
plaything for the not over scrupulous
politician ? Aren't the bulk of tine as
sociation the unthinking dupes of the
leaders ? Doesn't the order accentuate
the "one man power" and correspondingly -
ingly ensmall and belittle the masses ?
Haven't the liberties and constitutional
rights and privileges of many been
abridged ? And this in the name of
liberty and protection !
In addition to the distress resulting
from the panic and repeated crop failures -
ures , the city is called upon to suffer
from the distrust and complete absence
of harmony among her people. Progress -
gress and improvement are at a stand
still and will remain so until this common -
mon people remember that their interests -
ests are , common. That the common
weal depends upon the people acting in
unison and confidence. That all the
rights and privileges and faiths of all
the people must be protected. That the
Protestant , Roman Catholic and nonbeliever -
believer must stand before the law and
its sacred guarantees in perfect equality.
The doctrine of hideous discord must be
replaced with harmony , peace and con-
Nothing will afford quicker or more
effectual relief than the surrender of
Council No. One Hundred's charter and
the disbanding of its membership. THE
TRIBUNE hopes that those who are
exploiting this instrument of discord will
appreciate the importance of such ac-
tion. And that our city may quicky
resume its old time gait-when unison
was the watchword and liberty to all the
The ladies of the M. E. church gave
a reception for their pastor Rev. J. A.
Badcon , on Tuesday evening , at the
church , Mr. J. A. Wilcox and wife received -
ceived the guests in their genial and
happy manner. An interesting program
was given consisting of anthems by the
choir ; prayer , H. H , Berry ; reading ,
Miss Kittie Stangeland ; instrumental
duet , Mable Wilcox and Ethel Oyster.
Thre pastor was welcomed in a unique
manner by the different departments of
the church. E. L. Rohlf represented
the Epworth league , Hattie Yarger extended -
tended a welcome from the Sunday
school , and Blanche McCarl in behalf of
the Junior league. Rev. Badcon responded -
sponded in his usual earliest and heartfelt -
felt manner- Solo , Charles McCarl ;
guitar solo , Clyde Stultz ; instrumental
duet , Roy Smith and Hattie Yarger.
Dr. Welles announced refreshments as
the next in order , which was greeted
with a storm of applause. The table
furnishing was beautiful , the refreshments -
ments toothsome. The guests departed
about ii o'clock with the best of wishes
for the conference year.
That was an unfortunate remark made
by a leading McCook politician recently
ly , derogatory to old soldiers rind cripples -
ples , which lie would relegate to the
rear. In the genuine Republican party
old soldiers and the unfortunate are
wont to occupy front seats. We are
fallen into hard lines when the old veteran -
eran and the fellow being less fortunate
physically perforce of birth , sickness or
accident , can be slapped in the face with
impunity. Right headed and loyal
hearted voters will resent the insult.
The nominees of the Republican party
gravitated to the city , last night , in force.
Is it possible that they have discovered
one more poor , lone Republican , in addition -
ition to Brewer and Kimmell , who is not
supporting the A. P. P , ticket.
Next week we hope to resume the exclusive -
clusive publication of news as is news-
and we ask the indulgence , this week , of
all who are not interested in the burden
of our song-politics.
CONGRESSMAN ANDREWS and George
W. Norris went up the Frenchman line ,
this morning , in the furtherance of Mr.
Norris' canvass for the judgeship.
After next Tuesday a Republican can
have at least one-half the sidewalk in
3L > 3taacsEcatSc
C. W. KNICIITS was a Hastings visitor -
tor , Tuesday ,
GLENN HUFP is suffering with an attack -
tack of diphtheria.
MAY WHITTAKER is ill with a .mild
attack of diphtheria ,
P. A. WELLs went east on 4 , Wedues-
nlay evening , on business.
J. T. MCCLURE , the Beaver City
lawyer , was in the city , Tuesday.
J. W. TOMBLIN , the Arapahoe banker ,
was in the city , Wednesday night.
R. C. ORR and A. A , Hatch came
'down from Hayes Center , Monday.
TonE CASTOR of political fame was
a city visitor , briefly , Tuesday night.
I. A , SHERIDAN gazed upon the political -
ical merry-go-round , Tuesday , while lie
MRS. GEORGE IIOCKNELL returned
from a brief visit to Chicago , last Friday
A. J , RITTENHOUSE and Pat Walsh
went down to Hastings , Wednesday
night , on business.
BANKER BROWN , Editor Harlan and
Farmer Badwell of Cambridge were city
visitors , Thursday.
REV. R. L. KNox is contemplating
moving up from Arapahoe and making
McCook his benne and headquarters.
MRS Mu TODD of Plattsmouth arrived -
ed in the city , Wednesday evening , and
is guest of her sister , Mrs. C. A. Dixon ,
MR. AND MRS. WHITE of Lincoln arrived -
rived in the city , last Friday night , on a
short visit to Mrs. White's sister , Mrs.
G.V NoRRIS , of Beaver City , who
will draw Judge Welty's salary after
January 1st , was a city visitor on Wednesday -
J SI. KILPATRICK of Beatrice was in
the city over night , Wednesday , on his
way up to the ranch on the Frenchman
and Stinking water.
REGISTER CAMPBELL , after a long
and hard pull with a severe attack of
typhoid fever , was able to be at his desk
a little this week.
DR , W A. DEMAY , the popular and
successful Danbury physician , was in
the city , Monday , doing a little missionary -
ary work in a political way.
F : 0. FOSS of Crete spent Tuesday
evening here. He is interested in the
Culbertson ditch. A. L. King , the Cul-
bertson banker , was with him.
MISS EDNA DISON was the object of
a delightful and felicitous surprise last
evening , at the hands of a large company
of her young friends and admirers , at
J. W. KELLEY , the rantankerous publisher -
lisher of the Beaver City "For Revenue
Only" , was in the city a few hours , Friday -
day evening , doing missionary work for
his fellow townsman , George W. Norris.
T. E. MCDONALD , the well known
Danbury banker , and G. B. Morganone
of the leading merchants of that place ,
were in the city , Monday , on some
school district business. The case was
continued for thirty days.
MRS. E. E. LoWMAN went down to
Brownville , close of last week , to spend
a week or two at the old home , to be
present at a family reunion and the celebration -
bration of her parents' golden wedding
anniversary , which occurred on the 28th ,
DR. AND MRS. E. T. WATERS arrived
home from their trip to Missouri on last
Friday evening. They have been away
for the past week or two visiting relatives
in the vicinity of Joplia. The doctor is
very enthusiastic over that section of
PROP' . L. W. S trTH , principal of the
Indianola public schools , and the Democratic -
ocratic nominee for county superintendent -
ent , was a city visitor , Tuesday. The
Professor is a cultured gentleman , and
he made many friends during his short
visit in the city. He will make a highly
creditable successor to Supt. Bayston.
Fine Box Paper at McMillen's.
Go to McMillen for Lamp supplies.
Wall paper 4 cents a roll at McCou-
Wall paper 4 cents a roll at McCon-
For a fall medicine-try a bottle Mc-
Connell's Sarsaparilla and Burdick.
Some handsome new box writing paper -
per just received at our stationery de-
partment. Prices very reasonable.
I lb. Bird Seed and a piece of Cuttie
Bone to cents. No dirt-no millet.
L. W. MCCONNELL & Co.
Fifteen (15) ) cents will buy a box of
nice writing paper at this office , containing -
taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 envel-
WANTED-Farm lands in Red Willow
and adjoining counties to trade for
stocks of goods. No objection to small
mortgage. Address , giving description
and price , Lock Box r4 , Council Bluffs ,
Republican Business Men Meet.
A numberof Republican business men
met in the city hall , Monday evening ,
by private Invitation. Some fifteen or
twenty citizens responded. THE TRIBUNE -
UNE reporter was in some manner overlooked -
looked , so we are not able to give as
complete nu account as we would be
pleased to report. Among those in attendance -
tendance were : S. L. Green , C , W.
Knights , C. G. Coglizer ; JF. . Ganschow ,
J. E. Kelley , Elmer Rowell , C. B. Gray ,
C. K. Putnam , H. P. Sutton , J. A.ViI -
cox , H. H. Troth , M. E. Horner , C. W.
Barnes , E. E , Lowman , Ed , Jordan.
Dr. S. L. Green , J. A. Wilcox and
Mayor Kelley were the speakers. The
doctor's talk was a mild and characteristic -
istic one. Mr. Wilcox was not pleased
with the way the primaries were con-
ducted-but he would support the ticket.
He was soon convinced by Mayor Kelly
that everything was 0. K , , in which he
was corroborated by C. K. Putnam. The
remarks by Mayor Kelley were more to
the point and indicated the drift and
purpose of the meeting. He dwelt upon
the necessity of Republicans standing
together. ( It is to be'regretted that the
mayor did not appreciate and act upon
this idea before the primaries or the con-
vention. ) The mayor stated for the encouragement -
couragement of the faithful that Brewer
and Kimmell were the only Republicans
in McCook who were fighting the A.PA.
ticket. Which is important-if true.
The mayor also stated that the defeat of
the A. P. A , ticket would have its bearing -
ing on the decision of the county seat
case. ( Heaven preserve that dreary old
From what facts our reporter is able
to secure the meeting was not altogether
satisfactory-nor is the outlook as inviting -
ing as the A. P. A. leaders would be
pleased to see-although but two lone
McCook Republicans are not in line-as
the mayor avers. There is a mistake
Cast Their Shadows Before.
"Caste" , the laughable English society
comedy , at the Menard , November 6th.
Grand ball by the ladies of the Degree
of Honor , A. 0. U. W. , November 11th ,
The general election on next Tuesday ,
November 5th ! .
The tax sale at Indianola on next Monday -
day , November 4th.
The snow was a great boon to fall grain.
There will be a Populist rally at Box
Elder , Saturday night.
A few cases of exportation are already
reported. A good game-but not a winner -
ner this fall.
Invest Soc. or 25c. in a ticket for tine
play on Wednesday evening next in the
opera house. It will be worth the money
It is superfluous to state thatlast night
was Hallowe'en- The customary pranks
were played , and the entire police force
was kept busy.
There are and have been a few case'of
diphtheria in the city , and every care
and precaution should be taken in the
matter of isolation and local quarantine.
The work of colonizing voters is proceeding -
ceeding quietly in the city. Butit won't
win. Not this year. The die is cast.
The Republican party must be redeemed -
ed , this fall.
It is not likely that Judge Benson's
exit was at the judge's expense. The
judge was too much of a firebrand , and
the old soldiers up in Frontier county
haven't recovered from his efforts among
An oil stove in Dr. Ballard's dental
parlors misbehaved itself , Tuesday night ,
and a fire alarm wassentin. The flames
were subdued without the help of the
department , however , and with but
The Pie social held at the residence of
F. D. Burgess , Tuesday evening , by the
Baptist young people was a gratifying
success. There was a large attendance
and pies galore. Everybody had an en-
joyahle time in the bargain.
The speech by Hon. T. J. Mahoney ,
of Omaha , one of the Democratic nominees -
nees for judge of the supreme court , in
the opera house , Tuesday evening , attracted -
tracted but a small audience. The
speaker handled the issues of the day
from a national standpoint , but offered
nothing particularly new or startling.
The gentleman is a speaker of acknowledged -
edged eloquence , but he seemed to have
the wrong end of the argument.
Some of the Nebraska "heirs" to the
Anneke Jans "estate" in New York city
have learned that there is no such estate ,
and that the object of the people who
send out stories about it is to pull money
out of the pockets of susceptible people
for "expenses" . It is well that they
have learned of the trick before paying
their assessments. It usually costs a
man from $25 to $500 to learn that he is
the lawful heir to about a billion dollars'
worth of New York real estate Journal.
The county seat cod never grows too
ancient and moss covered for service
about election time. As a last resort , it
has been brought forth as a terrible goblin -
lin , and the little children-the simple
minded-are sought to be frightened into -
to supporting the A.P.A.ticket by the cry
"The goblins will catch you" . This cod
has been used in season and out of
season , until its usefulness is absolutely
destroyed. Pray what influence can this
organization have over the Nebraska
supreme court , where the case has
been carried ? What difference does or
can it make to the court who is elected
to office in Red Willow county ? It is
impossible that any of this unspeakable
nonsense can have any bearing on the
ciise or'the court.
Lay away that mossy codlet ,
You will need it never more ;
Though it long has been a prodlet ,
It will useful be no more.
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THE CHURCHES. '
The Dorcas society will give a Pop
corn social in the Congregational church
on next Monday evening. Sandwiches
and coffee will be served for ten cents.
Pop corn and candy will be sold on the '
The members of St. Patrick's church
are making arrangements for holding a
festival in the Temple hall , some time ,
during the latter part of the month of r
November. Full particulars and date
will be given soon.
METItoDIST-Sunday school at zo , i r
preaching at 11 , class meeting at 12 ,
Junior league at 3Epworthleague at6:30 : , I f
preaching at 7:3oo'clock. Prayermeeting
at 7:3o : oil Wednesday. If you do
not attend service elsewhere you are invited - I
vited to worship with us.
JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAr-Morning theme ,
"The Tidings of Good" . Sermon followed - ;
lowed by the celebration of the Lord's
Supper. Evening services at S o'clock ;
subject , "The Parting Ways" . Endeavor
society at 7 o'clock ; leader , Mrs. S. L.
Moench. A cordial invitation is extended -
tended to all services of the church.
HART I , , PRESTON , Pastor.
BAPTIST-Services in McConnell hall.
No preaching until November loth.
Bible school at to rt.III. Very landsome ,
unique program of exercises at the door.
Scholars should be on time to get one. '
B. Y. P , U. at 7 p. in. ; leader , Miss
Grace Sheppard- ; subject , "Faith" ; special -
cial music. A cordial invitation extended -
ed to all to attend. The Blakeslee Outline -
line Bible Study used in the school.
Smith and His Pard.
My name is
Smith-I was born that way.
Hear me holler !
I swing my
Faber and Kimmell trembles-
( I guess not. )
am a Gut enberger- -
But the hogs won't eat pre.
I am also cock of the walk-
If the walk isn't too long-
And my feathers are red.
Hear me cackle !
Just see mescratch
My head for gigantic idea.-
And skin Kimmell.
( I don't think , )
A "live wire"
Isn't in it with me.
When I move thin
Wheels in my inerrygo round
And turn on the water '
All the world wonder- . !
Heavens to Kate !
Me and my pard-
Bishop-see us !
We are the "hot tamales"
With scalping knives.
( In our minds. )
Iii , there , clearthe track ,
Do you see us coming ?
Watch us break into the
Republican party , this fall ,
And swipe time spoils ! i
( W ell Iguess no . )
We draw 40 feet of water
Going up stream. I ,
het er fe !
We are hot pups
After the pelf-and liver.
Watch our smoke !
There may be a few Autoreans in this
city after next Tuesday. There will be
less A. P. As.
C. L. BUSH of the Comniercial house
is down in New Mexico looking sonic
gold mine interests lie has dower there.
He writes that they had a five-inch fall
of snow , this week.
Bring in or send us in the returns from
from the several precincts of the couuty.
Use a sample ballot. Give the result on
the state , judicial , county and precinct.
Please be as prompt as possible.
1j j 1 NICKELS AND DIMES. ,
School supplies at McMillen's.
McMillen has a full line of Lamps. '
Consult Holmes Bros. , the carpenters-
Wall paper 4 cents a roll at McCon- t
Wall paper 4 cents a roll at McCou-
Mcylillen has a very fine assortment of
For a fall medicine-try a bottle Mc-
Connell's Sarsaparilla and Burdick.
1 lb. Bird Seed and a piece of Cuttie
Bone Io cents. No dirt-no millet.
L. W. MCCONNELL & Co.
Land ! Land ! Land :
I have the largest list of lands on my
books of any agencyin southwestern
Nebraska , and all of these lands can be
bought right and at prices that will make
the purchaser money. But in addition
to my regular list I have a few tracts
upon which I took options , last spring ,
and for the next 6o days I can sell these
lands at dry weather prices. There are
some very fine alfalfa lands among them.
C. F. RABCocK.
Office on Main st. , opposite hotel.
Dwelling for Rent.
A well located , new five-room dwelling -
ing to rent , reasonable. Call on
P. A. WELLS.
A Girl Wanted ,
To do general housework. Applyto
Mrs. J. F. Forbes , northwest corner of
Dennison and Monroe streets.
We Burn Wood
When we can get it. If your subscription -
tion is delinquent and you have the wood ,
bring us in a load or two.
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