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FOURTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , NOVEMBER 22 , 1895. NUMBER , 27.
Report of the Red Willow County
The Red Willow county Teachers' association -
sociation met at Bartley , Saturday , November -
vember 16th , 1895. On account of the
bad roads and early trains , but few
teachers were present , The citizens of
Bartley did their best to substitute for
the absent teachers.
At no place in the county do the citi-
-rens seem to take more interest in such
a meeting. The visiting teachers were
very hospitably entertained. On account -
count of small attendance , the morning
session did not begin until 11 o'clock ,
when the following program was presented -
sented : ,
Devotional Exercises. . . . . . . . . . Rev. Mayfield
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quartette
Paper..L. A. Carnahan
"Relation of District Schools to
High Schools" .
' Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L. W. Smith
"Methods and Value of I-ugh School
Literary Societies" .
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quartette
In the absence of Mr. Smith the topic
was discussed by the association. The
association then adjourned to meet at
2 p , m.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quartette
Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S. Hammack
) "Penmanship in the Common Schools" .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day
"Methods in Grammar" .
( Read by J. H. Bayston. )
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kate Smith
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Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wm. Valentine
After a short business session the association -
sociation adjourned to meet at McCook
in February , 1896. There had been no
arrangements made for an evening session -
sion , but some of the young people felt
they could not miss the opportunity of
hearing Mr. Valenetine , and persuaded
him to stay. The announcement that
Mr. Valentine would talk was soon
spread about and lie was greeted by a
In his pleasing way , which is so well
known to McCook people , he talked
briefly , and read several selections from
Tennyson , "Our best but probably least
c 4l poet" . Among the selections
were : "Lullaby" and "Bugle Song" ,
from the "Princess" ; "The Revenge" ;
"Time Victim" ; " .Dora" ; a scene from
the IV act of "Queen Mary" . Mr.
Valentine tried to show the varied style
of the poet aid to encourage the audience -
dience to read more of Tennyson. He
also urged the young teachers to read
aloud , whenever they have the opportunity -
tunity , as a means of self improvement.
A Pleasant Surprise.
e Myrtle Meyers was given a most delightful -
lightful surprise , last evening , by her
sisters at their home. Refreshments
were served , and the evening passed
quickly with games. Those present
Edna Dixon , Aimee Strasser , Laura McMil-
ten , Maude McMillen , Came Frasier , Ethel
Oyster , Edith Oyster , Elmer Kay , Charlie
McAlanigal , Willie McManigal , Roy Smith ,
Arthur Woods , Arthur Douglass , Abner Clark ,
Mr. Bellamy , Mr. Ritche , Russell McMillen ,
Charlie Northrup , George Leach.
The Colonel Wants Harmony.
"We might moralize at some length
upon the varied features of the late and
. to be lamented county campaign , but we
guess the Republicans know where they
dre at ; and , without shying any more
dornicks at each other , let us get together -
er , bury the internecine hatchet , and
with renewed vigor prepare for the national -
tional campaign of next year.-The
- Indianola Reporter.
We Have Politics Plenty.
There is about as much politics in Mc-
Cook as can be found in the average city
of its size anywhere on earth. The
echoes of the county election have hardly -
ly died away on the air before the murmurings -
murings of the city election of next
spring are heard ; and possibilities for
the mayoralty are being quietly canvass-
And this interest in politics has its advantages -
vantages and is not without its profit
At home cards are out announcing the
marriage of Eercy AVejs and Myrta
L. Mulholland , which took place on
ovember 6th , in Milwaukee. Wiscon-
sin. They will beathome , after Novem-
her 20th , in our city. THE TRIBUNE
adds its congratulations.
The Catholic festival held in Temple
ball-Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday
S evenings , was quite a success. The
Pythian orchestra furnished music for
'I S the dancers. Refreshments were served
Love Ballard is improving.
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REGISTER GIBBONS went to Billings ,
Montana , Tuesday.
SIIERIrP AND AIRS. BANKS were up
from Indianola , Monday.
COMMISSIONER CARMICHAEL was up
from Indianola , Tuesday.
J. W. Iiupp went over to Lebanon ,
Tuesday , on bank business ,
MAYOR WADSwoRTH of Indianola was
in the city , Tuesday evening.
C. W. BARNES moved into the old
Hollister house , first of the week.
SAM STRASSER and Charlie Magner
drove down to Indianola , Thursday.
SIIERINF-ELECT J. R , NEEL and wife
were among the city visitors emi Monday.
MRS. WEBBER of Denver , is the guest
of her sister , Mrs. E. E. Lowman , this
BERTHA BOYLE went up to Stratton ,
Sunday night , on a short visit to Miss
MRS. T. R. STOcKTON , mother of Mrs
A. C. Ebert , left for her home in Kansas -
sas , Saturday morning.
P. A. WELLS and bride arrived home ,
Sunday bight , and are at present located
at the Commercial hotel.
MRS. W. C. LATOuRETTE wentto Cul-
bertson , Tuesday morning , returning
Wednesday evening on No. 4.
F. L. MARY and Mr. Nelson of Governor -
ernor Holcomb's office were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs , W. G. Reddin , Sunday.
MR. AND MRS. W. F. LAwsoN went
in to Omaha on No. 4 , Monday night ,
returning home on No. 3 , Tuesday night.
A. G. PAUL , formerly express messenger -
ger on the Imperial branch , was down
from Denver over Sunday on a tender
MR. AND MRS. ADOLPH METZNER of
Arkansas are the guests of Mr , and Mrs.
J. B. Ballard. We understand they contemplate -
template locating here.
A. J. Rittenhouse was in Lincoln ,
Monday and Tuesday , on business before -
fore the supreme court in connection
with the district judgeship.
F. M. KIMMELL , editor of THE TRIBUNE -
BUNE , Is taking a little vacation , leaving
on No. 2 , Tuesday morning , for his old
home in Somerset , Pennsylvania.
W. H. GREGG , a graduate from the
Nebraska Institute for the Blind , was in
the city , fore part of the weekselling his
booklet entitled , "We Seek , We Fight ,
We Win" .
MRS. STERN of Holdrege came up ,
Monday evening , to attend her semimonthly -
monthly classes in music and German.
Gracie Strasser accompanied her home ,
ADOLPH STRASSER arrived from New
York , this week , and is the guest of his
uncle , Samuel Strasser of our city. His
sister accompanied him from Wisconsin.
He is seeking health in this invigorating
COL. J. H. AGER , an attache of the
Lincoln Journal , was the guest of
Deacon W. S. Morlan , Sunday. The
Colonel enjoys the reputation of being
one of the most astute politicians within
Messrs. Morris , Dolan and Beardsley
of Indianola , took in the Catholic fair ,
on Thursday evening.
Mrs. George Elbert received the sad
news , Wednesday morning , of the death
of her father at Fairbury , Illinois.
The Great Special Sale at The Famous
gives you an opportunity to buy the better -
ter class of goods at Lower Prices than is
generally asked for inferior goods at
Fifteen ( I5) ) cents will buy a box of
nice writing paper at this office , containing -
taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 envel-
Lawyers Rittenhouse and Starr , attorneys -
torneys for Judge Welty , came in from
Lincoln , Thursday night , from a hearing
before the supreme court , and went to
Beaver City , this morning , to take further -
er evidence in the matter.
The case of the State of Nebraska
on relation of John. Stewart against A. R.
Humphrey and others was up , on Tuesday -
day of last week , before County Attorney
Keyes , the referee appointed by the supreme -
preme court. Deputy Attorney Gereral
George A. Day was out from Omaha ,
taking testimony in the case , which involves -
volves the lease of the school lands embraced -
braced in the Burtless ( Stewart ) ranch
south of this city on Dry creek.
Adjudication of irrigation Cases
from the Republican Valley.
State Engineer Howell and Secretaries
Akers and Bacon of the state board of
irrigation are preparing to adjudicate 181
cases involving claims for water in the
Republican river water shed. Twelve of
the cases also involve contests for water
rights , but Engineer Howell believes
that he can dispose of the entire lot by
the first of the year.
The following contest cases are set for
hearing , Saturday , November sad , at
Indianola : Cambridge Milling Company -
pany vs. John Miller and John L. Saunders -
ders et al. ; Leonidas Holland vs. David
J. Osborn et al. ; John F. Helm vs. L. J.
Holland ; W. H. Moore vs. John F.
Helm. At Benkelman on November
26thm the following cases will . be heard :
Republican River Irrigation Company
vs. Delaware-Hickman Ditch Company ;
same company vs. E. G. Neighbor ;
Dundy County Irrigation Company vs.
J. R Phelan et al. The case of Andrew
Carson vs , the McCook Irrigation and
Water Power Company et al.-Lincoln
Representative John J. Lamborn , who
made such heroic efforts in the interest
of Lincoln and the state fair , last season ,
was in the city a short time , last week ,
en route to New York city amid took occasion -
casion to go out to Lincoln park
where , after a thorough inspection of
the track , drives , grand stands and other
improvements partaining to the race
course , remarked that he had no idea
that there was any such park in this
section of the country. He had lived
here for many years , but never dreamed
that there was as fine a natural park and
ideal race course , and certainly it had
never occurred to him that nature had
been impcoved upon to such an extent.
He left fairly delighted with what he
saw , and stated that upon his return be
would send his horses here to winter.-
Almost a Catastrophe.
Last Sunday afternoon , Messrs. Lay-
cock and Sutton had quite an exciting
encounter with a group of decoy geese.
After making a supreme sneak on time
bunch , they were dissuaded from loading
the emigrants with excess baggage by
time timely intervention of some persons
who were watching the fun.
Sunday morning , Es. Reynolds rode
and pushed his bicycle out into the country -
try 4 or 5 milesafter geese , only to find
upon his arrival that some one had removed -
moved the barrels of his gun from the
case. And Es. will devote the rest of his
natural life to getting even with Abner.
All in all , Sunday was a bad day for
the local sportsmen.
Thurman C. Beardsley , Optician.
Thurman C. Beardsley of Omaha , optician -
tician , will be in McCook , Nov. 25th to
28th , in C. A..Leach's Jewelry store.
Have your eyes tested and fitted correctly -
rectly by a scientific and practical optician -
cian ofexoerience. Prices moderate and
corrections guaranteed. Eyes tested and
consultations free. If your eyes are
troubling you , or your glasses are not
giving satisfied , consult me.
Land ! Land ! Land !
I have the largest list of lands on my
books of .any agency in 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 t can sell these
lands at dry weather prices. There are
some very fine alfalfa lands among them.
C. F. BABCOCK.
Office on Main st. , opposite hotel.
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.
We are glad to report a decided
improvment in the condition of Verlie
Berry , who has been very low with typhoid -
Fine Box Paper at McMilken's.
Go to McMillen for Lamp supplies.
Have you attended The Great Special
Sale at the Famous Clothing Co. ?
Dennison's Crepe Tissue 25c. a roll.
American Crepe Tissue loc. a roll , at
Some handsome new box writing paper -
per just received at our stationery de-
partment. Prices very reasonable.
International Stock Food makes poor
stock fat. 3 feeds 1 cent. Sold by
L. W. MCCONNELL & Co.
c cabaAc $ B aBc cfic aRc
EPISCOPAL-Services will be held at the
church , Thanksgiving morning at 10,30
a. m. All are invited.
R. L. KNOx , Rector.
CONGREGATIoNAL-Moruing topic ,
"Giving Thanks ; " Evening subject , "In-
carnation. " Endeavor Society at 7
oclock ; leader Myrtle Meyers. Sunday
School at to oclock. You will be welcomed -
comed to these services.
HART L. PRESTON , Pastor.
BAPTIST-Services in McConnell hall.
Preaching at II a , m. and 8 p , m. B. Y.
P. U. meeting at 7 p. m. , at which hand.
some souvenir programs will be distributed -
uted ; topic , "Love" ; leader , C. T. Watson -
son ; special music. A very cordial invitation -
vitation is extended to all to attend these
services. G. P. FuSON , Pastor.
METHODIST-Sunday school at Io.
Preaching at II. Class meeting at 12.
Junior league at 3 ; Mrs. Will Mitchell ,
superintendent. Epwortli league at 7 ;
Louis Thorgrimson , leader. The first
lecture to young men at 8 ; subject ,
"Excelsior , or Higher" . A cordial invitation -
vitation extended to all church services.
J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
The South Side Christian Endeavor
society , assistedl by Revs. Preston and
Badcotm , has been holding some very interesting -
teresting and profitable meetings , the
past two weeks ; more than a score have
taken a stand for Christ and his cause.
The Endeavorsociety has proved itself
to be more efficient in the neighborhood
than any church could have been , as all
of whatever denomination could heartily
join in the "work. "Iii U n i o n i s
Mrs. M. E. Piper , north of town , is on
the sick list.
D. S. Kellier's , living on Percy Well's
ranch , oldestson is quitesick with ton-
Samuel Ball of the Willow , who has
been quite ill with typhoid fever , is fui-
It was.Photograplier Hall instead of
Electrician Hall who recently gained
fame in shooting decoys.
Remember , no misrepresentation , no
shoddy goods , at the Famous. A child
can buy as IOW as a grown person.
Everything guaranteed as represented.
Thurman C. Beardsley of Omaha , optician -
tician , will be in this city , November
25th to 28th , in C. A. Leach's jewelry
store. Tests and consultation free.
Rev. Donaldson and wife , who at one
time had rooms at Mrs Vina Woods' , are
gow living at Trenton. Mrs. Don alson
is very low with that dread disease ,
The soil is in unusually good condition
for this time of the year , and fall and
winter grain are looking well. Such is
the general opinion as heard expressed
by the publisher.
A. M. Rogers of Omaha , who was
quite ill at the Commercial House , last
week , with neuralgia of the stomach ,
was recovered sufficiently by Monday
night , to return home.
No baits , or only a few staple articles
at a Low Price ; the Whole Stock , Every
Department , at Wonderfully Low Prices ,
all marked in Plain Figures , at the
ramous Clothing Company.
Dennis Fitzgerald who recently traded
barber shops with Smith , moved his
family up from Indianola , first of the
week , and ms now occupying one of Mrs.
Vina Woods cottages , on Madison St.
Colonel Bishop opines that TEE TRIBUNE -
UNE is quite excusable for being a little
hilarious over its recent and ample justification -
fication and the Republican party's complete -
plete redemption and vindication. Just
On Thursday , Church & Wilcox sold
to C. W. McComb of Wilsonville , 128
head of cattle , the average weight being -
ing 1117 pounds ; and to Mr. Stillman ,
east of townloohead that averaged 113
The Columbian Distilling Co. of East
Omaha , of which F. H. Spearman and
Mathew Lawler , formerly of our city ,
are principal owners , will resume operations -
tions on December 1st. They are now
preparing sheds to engage in cattle feeding -
ing in connection.
H. J. Clark of the Red Cloud Marble
and Granite works was in town , this
week , erecting a fine granite monument
to the memory of E. V. Haley. This
firm is doing a fine business , notwithstanding -
withstanding the hard times , and can
give you as good work and at as low a
figure as Lincoln or Omaha. See them
Some Interesting Statistics.
Squire J. E. Tirrill of Valley Grange
precinct has been compiling some statistics -
tistics of that precinct for the Agricultural -
tural department at Washington , and
from him we have secured the following
interesting facts :
The total number of acres planted to
corn n 1895 was 4,360 ; and the total
amount of bushels of corn raised was 33-
68 , or an average of about 7J : bushels
to the acre.
The total acreage planted to potatoes
was 159 , and the number of bushels of
potatoes raised was 10,028.
The number of acres of corn not irrigated -
gated was 3,770 , upon which 15,255 bushels -
els were produced , or a little over an
average 01 4 bushels per acre.
There were 590 acres planted to corn
under the ditch , and 18,430 bushels
raised , or an average of over 31 bushels
Of the total acreage of potatoes , 139
were irrigated , and 8SIo bushels raised ,
or an average of over 61 bushels per acre.
But the 20 acres of potatoes not irrigated -
ed produced 1,488 bushels , or an average
of a little over 74 bushels per acre.
This unexpected showing naturally
developed some curiosity ; and inquiry
further disclosed that the early moron-ir-
rigated potatoes yielded bountifully ;
while the late planted produced noth-
Squire Tirrill also states that the very
small average yield of non-irrigated corm
is due to the fact that hundreds of acres
produced practically nothing , while some
fields went 25 t0 30 bushels to time acre.
Among the other interesting figures
secured by the Squire in his careful personal -
sonal inquiry over time precinct is the
fact that there are 387'2 acres planted to
alfalfa in the precinct , and that the
stand is fine all over the precinct , in
both valley and upland.
The acreage of rye planted is small ,
These figures are of such interest that
it would be a pleasure to us if those who
secured these figures in the various precincts -
cincts of the county would submit us for
publication a similar statement.
The following are the assessors , justices -
tices and constables elected ; in , the sew
eral precincts of this county :
Alliance-Samuel Prettier , assessor ;
W. H. Ault , J. H. Huntwork , justices ;
Sol Premer , John Puckett , constables.
Beaver-M. M. Young , assessor ; Wm.
Hiersekorn , W. C. Shockley , justices ;
Daniel Reeves , M. Young , constables.
Bondville J. A. Swartz , assessor ; J.
Broomfield , Nick Uhren , justices ; John
Benjamin , Bendig Garten , constables.
Box Elder Jas.A Pinkerton , assessor ;
James Kinghorn , Wm. Pate , justices ;
Maynard Loomis , Wm. Sherman , con-
Colematr-M. H.Cole , assessor ; Mike
Coyle , A. . Prentiss , justices ; IV. K.Forsey ,
Joseph Hunter , constables.
Danbury-Chas. Puelz , assessor ; J. H.
Everist , M. M. Weaver , justices ; H. W.
Naden , Jesse Smith , constables.
Driftwood-Chas. A. Ferris , assessor ;
A. W. Dutcher , W. F. Everist , justices ;
H. M. CluteJ.L. Hammond , constables.
East Valley J.Stenner , assessor ; A.G.
Keys , A. E. Miller , justices ; Hiram
Walton , A. B. Wilson , constables.
Fritsch-Andy Barber , assessor ; Martin -
in Morris , James Ryan , justices ; R. E.
Hatcher , Michael Morosic , constables.
Gerver-Alex. Ellis and A. Wagy , a
tie for assessor ; R. Fowler , J. E. Dodge
and Wm. Nixion , a tie for justices ; E.
Fowler , H. Richardson , constables.
NICKELS AND DIMtS.
School supplies at McMillen's.
McMillen has a full line of Lamps.
Lamp Shade Frames at McConnell's.
Consult Holmes Bros. , the carpenters.
Lamp Shade Frames at McConnell's.
McMillen has a very fine assortment of
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
Dennison's Crepe Tissue 25c. a roIl.
American Crepe Tissue loc. a roll , at
Dwelling for Rent.
A well located new five-room dwelling -
ing to rent , reasonable. Call on
P. A. WELLS.
To Exchange .
Denver lots , clear , for Red Willow
county farm. Address F D , care
Nearly new hard coal stove.
2ts. I. T. BENJA54Itti.
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The choir is learning sonic new songs.
The foot ball team has had its picture I
taken , lately.
Several new pupils have entered the
school , this week.
The lantern class to night will be in .
the hands of the 11th Grade.
The school children are looking eagerly -
ly forward to Tlmamiksgiving Day amid
Today ends the third school month ,
and during this time good work has been
done , generally. '
Mr. Valentine attended time county ,
teachers' association , at Bartley last Saturday -
urday and talked on the subject , "fIob-
The assembly room scholars have been
undergoing a regular seige of spelling ,
the past two weeks , and beneficiary results -
sults have followed.
Owing to the absence of Miss Berry ,
Monday , caused by the illness of her
nephew , the high sclioool teachers were
compelled to do double duty.
The high school pupils participated iii
a spelling contest , Wednesday afternoon ,
and when it closed , about So pupils were
stauding 38 having dropped out.
The Wednesday Evenings club held
its last meeting , this week , under time
vovernnment of the council-a body of
five which was chosen sonic time ago to
run time club. Supt. Valentine declared
the club dissolved and a new one will be
organized , to consist of only a few mcm-
bers-those who are willimmg to work-
from each of the four grades of the highm
All lovers of sports will be pleased to
learn that arrangements have been mmm defer
for a series of foot ball games at this
place omt Thanksgiving-time opening day
of the Southwestern Nebraska Educational -
tional Association. The idea was suggested -
gested by time McCook team which m c han-
lenged Orleans to a game here. Time
proposition struck the latter boys favorably -
ably , and through Dean McBrien ant
agreement was reached for a meeting of
the Franklin , Orleans , Holdrege and
McCook teamsProvidedsuitable grounds
were prepared. It was an easy nmatter j
for Prof. Oates to call our young men 1 ;
together and secure a promise to perform , a
the necessary work , and as a result a
very successful tournament is assured. a
The grounds have been located on the
base ball grounds in the west part of
RED WILLOW. i
Mrs. Taylor and son Horace are again
settled on the Willow.
Charlie Baker has returned from corn
husking on the Bea ver.
Mr. Baker has bought a quantity of
corn with which to winter lmis stock.
Mr. Myres and daughter Hessie spent
the Sabbath with Mr. E. Moore's family
The Y. P. S. C. E. will appropriately
observe Nebraska day at the Christian
church next Sunday , at half past three
Nathan Tubbs is building a "Nebraska '
brick house oni the Holland farm , a
portion of which he has rented for next
Monday evening , Miss Cordeal's horse 3
got loose and started for home. Miss '
Cordeal started for borne with the Wads-
worth girls , but met Mr. Houlshan with
her horse , which lie had caught near
Mr. Woodworth's well proved $ ckkr ,
this week , and he was compelled to go
to a neighbors for water for his stock.
As a consequence of too energetic work
at the pump handle he strained lis
back quite badly.
Mrs. R. S. Baker of Bartley visited
friends here , last Friday.
Henry McClain was up from Kansas ,
last week , on a visit to ; S' . C. McTaggart
The dist-ict president has promised
to attend the next meeting of the Junior
league at this place.
Florence Moore , who was sick so long
with typhoid fever , was able to go to
church , last Sunday.
Some people from this place attended :
the lecture by Prof : Valentine , Friday
evening , at the Beaver school house.
The church going people here enjoyed
hearing an address on "Education
Sunday afternoon , by Dean McBrien of
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