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FOURTEENTH YEAR. McCOUK RED WILLOW COUNTY NEBRASKA ; FRIDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 28 1896.NUMBER 4 ,
BOUND OVERTO DISTRICT COURT
Edward Lorenz Held to Answer for
Murder of Michael Travers.
1 The preliminary trial of Edward Lorenz -
enz , charged with the ncurderof Michael
Travers en the 18th instant , which has
been in progress before Squire H. H.
t , Berry , since Wednesday morning , con-
I eluded last evening , resulting in the accused -
cused being bound over to the next term
bf district court in and for Red Willow
county , without bail , to answer for the
Heinous crime of murdering Michael
Travers , a full account of whose horrible
death was given in these columns , last
County Attorney Harlow W. Keyes
conducted the prosecution , : hile raring-
ton Power defended the accused. Matey
witnesses were examined on both sides
and keen interest was and is being man-
ifested. While publicseutiuient may be
r' i iii a measure divided as to the guilt or
innocence of the young man et the
- squire felt that ample testimony , though
r circumstantial , had been presented to
make it necessary to bind over the ac-
( used to district court. And the state
2f ( feel confident indeed that they have the
4 guilt } party now in clutches of the law.
. \ The preliminary trial attracted a large
i i crowd. The morning session , Wednesday -
( day , was held in the city hall , but the
t weight of the crowd that packed the hail
caused a number of floor joist to break
r and the audience to stampede from the
I building. The remaining sessions were
held in the Menard opera house , which
i better accommodated the throng.
The prisoner was taken to Indianola ,
f by Sheriff Neel , the same evening , to
await trial , which will doubtless be held
RS soon as possible on account of the
r , great.expense to the county.
An Ugly and Painful Cut.
While cutting wood on James Camp-
r bell's farm up in Coleman precinct on
( the Willow , Joseph Sanders on Wednesday -
( day afternoon lead the misfortune to in-
j flirt an ugly and painful wound upou his
right foot with an ax. The wound extends -
tends from the big toe up into the center
f , of the foot , and Mr. Sanders was in a
r fainting condition from heavy loss of
blood when he was discovered. The
' wounded roan was brought to the city
: and the wound dressed. Unless some
unexpected complication arises he will
be about in due season without any
serious results , although the injury is
quite a severe one and in a part of the
body where permanent damage may be
expected from so extensive a cut.
Our Hopes and their Fears.
The Indianola Reporter expresses itself
in this wise concerning the county seat
now pending in the supreme court :
E , h "The county seat case was finally sub-
' 4 nutted , ( last Thursday ) yesterday. The
c , court will hardly reverse its former dee-
t isioni unless it can give a clear and log-
'r ical reason for so doing. Upon the real
+ Point at issue there is a California decision -
ion favorable to McCook and a Connecticut -
' ticut decision favorable to Indianola ;
ir k. and the Nebraska court has already de-
. : i' cided iii favor of Indianola. But it
t should be remembered that McCook has
' the powerful influence of the B. & M. R.
is R. R. Thereon hangs McCook's hopes
and Indianola's fears.
Pleasure , Plenty and Profit.
:1 : A very Profitable and successful under-
1 , . taking was the New England dinner
f ' given \Vashingtons birthday b } the
id , energetic Ladies Aid society of the
\ Methodist church in the Babcock buildS -
, . S tub . The ladies were accorded a very
1 . ; a generous patronage. and realized a hand-
4 ' some sum from their excellent culinary
1 t efforts and hard work.
' The society also served a supper and
j P conducted a plain and fancy work bazar
L on the side , both of which added to the
i sum total of profitable success.
_ 1 t 'I Death of Mrs. John M. Ford
i ( On last Freda } , Mrs. Johm 11I. Ford of
I Gerver precinct was called away from
F 1 earth in the 64th year of her life by apo-
1 plexy. The deceased was the wife of the
i ' well known and aged veteran of the late
1 r war Of that precinct.
Rev. Mason conducted the funeral services -
vices over the deceased , Saturday morn-
jug , burial following in the Fowler cem-
1 t etery.
t ! ' The bereaved ones have much genuine
sympathy from many friends and neigh-
r , , hors in their sadness.
' 1 Congratulated the Firemen.
The work of repairing the Lowman
I ) store building is being pushed vigorous-
1Y. The damage was not so heavy as
' \ might have been expected. Mr. Spearman -
man , during his short visit here , first of
the week , took occasion to congratulate
. ) the fire department upon their efficient
work in keeping the fire within bounds
+ : that they did , especially under the Gir-
cumstances against which they labored ,
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S. E. HAGER and wife are up from
Indianola , today ,
P. H. MUNSON is here on a visit to his
sister , Mrs. H. P. Sutton.
MR. AND MRS. FRANK GOCKLEV Visited -
ited his parents at Holbrook , last week.
H W. SIPE was up from C&mbridge ,
Wednesday night , to secure a burial
F. H , SPEARMAN came out from Omaha -
ha , Sunday night , on some important
T. J. FLOYD of the Trenton Register
was drawn hither on a business mission ,
P. 4. WELLS is up in Cripple Creek ,
looking after his mercantile interests in
the great gold camp.
JACOB STEINUETZ has received word
that his application made last January
for an original pension has been allowed.
MRS. CHARLES L. DEGROFit gave a
charming Thimble party , Wednesday
afternoon , to a company of lady friends.
GEORGE 1IETZGER of Ohio was the
guest of Jacob Steinmetz , Tuesday , on
his way to Cripple Creek , on mining
Miss IOTTA ! STOVER of RepublicIias. ,
will shortly open a millinery store in
the room formerly occupied by J. W.
J. A. RESH , manager of the Stewart
ranch over on Dry creek , is visiting his
aged parents in Freeport , Illinois. His
mother is in ill and failing health.
PATRICK SWEENEY came out from
Chicago , Friday night , to attend the
funeral of his murdered brother-in-law ,
Michael Travers. Mr. Sweeney formerly -
ly resided here with his family.
MR , AND MRS. J. T. BULLARD came
down from Palisade , Saturday evening ,
on their way to Omaha and Lincoln on
a visit , Mrs. Bullard remaining , and Mr.
Bullard returning home , Sunday night.
R. Q. STEWART , of Campbell , chairman -
man of Republican congressional committee -
mittee of this district , is in the city today.
Committee will meet in Hastings , March
J. W. HUPP's parents spent the early
part of the week in the city. They have
been out from Illinois a number of weeks
visiting there sons , James and Daniel ,
and were on their way back to the Illinois -
E. R. STEPHENS of Crete and J. H ,
Stephens of Bartley were city visitors ,
Tuesday , and transacted sonic nursery
business on the side. E. R. was up
helpings to make proof on a timber claim
up in Chase county.
MR. AND 11IRS. C. W. KNIGHTS and
Master Harry passed through our city ,
Saturday evening , on their way home to
Denver from Iowa , where Harry was sick
with scarlet fever , from which he had
recovered completely , however.
REV. A. S. HOUSTON , pastor of the
Congregational church , Indianola , occupied -
pied the local pulpit of that denomination -
tion , last Sunday morning and evening ,
in an enjoyable and profitable manner }
The evening sermon was a missionary
talk , which was the more interesting
and instructive for the reason that the
speaker spent some time in missionary
work on Ponape island , one of the Caroline -
line islands group in Micronesia. He
had a few curiosities from the islands
Hard Times and Easy Morals.
With the hard times has come a corresponding -
spending easing up of moral stamina.
In early days thievery was practically
unknown in this county-residents leaving -
ing their homes open , and doors un-
barred. But is different now. Cases of
petty robbery are numerous all over the
county. This matter of robbery and
looting has gone to such an extent in
some localities as to demand severe redress -
dress and prompt punishment. This is
a humiliating state of affairs-especially
as viewed from the early days stand-
Tonight at 7:30 , Saturday at S. The
world's great capitals. An especially
interesting set of colored views of London -
don , Paris , Vienna , Berlin , St. Peters-
burgh , New York , Washington and fifty
other cities , with good music.
Seed Wheat for Sale.
We have a few bushels of the "Velvet
Chaff" Wheat for sale at our place three-
fourths of a mile northeast of cemetery.
W. M. IRWIN.
Eggs for Hatching.
S. C. Brown Leghorn eggs forsale , 35C.
for i5 eggs.
M. C. MAXWELL , McCook.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Price 25 cents ,
Try McConnell's Balsam for that
cough. Price 25 cents.
BARN AND CONTENTS BURNED
Two Fine Horses and a Cow Were
About r r o'clock on Wednesday night ,
C. B. Rowell's stable and contents were
completely destroyed by fire. The family -
ily had retired , but Mrs. Rowell was
awakened by the last frantic efforts of
the horses in the barn to escape from the
burning building. The alarm was carried -
ried down into the city by Elmer Rowell ,
and in the meantime a few neighbors arrived -
rived on the scene and assisted in preserving -
serving the dwelling from destruction.
The arrival of the firemen 'and their
apparati at once relieved all anxiety
about the dwelling and they soon had
the barn under control , although there
was no hope of saving the structure or
any of the contents when the fire was
Both of Elmer Rowell's fine driving
horses were burned , and the cow and
many other personal and household
goods stored in the barn were entirely
destroyed , the total loss being between
$6oo and $7oo , upon which there is an
insurance of $375 , divided as follows :
Barn $2oo , horses $1oo , buggy and harness -
ness $75 , so that the loss in a financial
way is considerable , besides the death of
highly prized animals and loss of articles
which cannot be easily r piaced , if at all.
The family have no idea how the fire
A Costly Crack.
On Monday morning the large plate
glass in the front of the north half of the
Phillips Meeker building cracked with a
loud report like that from the discharge
of a revolver , and without any apparent
cause. There has been a small check in
the glass , for some time , at the lower
edge in the middle , and efforts had been
put forth to save the costly plate from
further damage by relieving all apparent
strain ; so that the serious and extensive
break , extending on up and forking , was
in the nature of a surprise , besides being
a very considerable loss. Precautions
against accident and possible extension
of the break were takect at once.
Buds Not Swelling Much.
Considerable alarm has been felt by
those having fruit trees that the continued -
tinued warm weather might cause the
fruit tree buds to swell , and be injured
by cold weather later.
While in the city , Tuesday , E. R ,
Stephens informs us that he took pains
to examine a number of fruit trees. The
only buds that seem to be swelling are
It is evident that some concern is felt
everywhere on this same account ; and
the danger is quite real.
A Murdered Man's Burial.
On Saturday morning last , the mutilated -
ted remains of Michael Travers were
buried in St. Patrick's cemetery of this
city , services being conducted by Rev.
J. W. Hickey at ten o'clock , in the Catholic -
The funeral was quite largely attended
by people from country and city , and
was in some respects an unusually solemn -
emn affair. A numperof relatives of the
deceased attended from other states.
The Phonograph Concert.
The Menard opera house was well
filled , Tuesday evening , to hear the
phonograph concert by Laing Bros. , an-
der auspices of the Star of Jupiter.
The various selections of the phonograph -
ograph , vocal and instrumental , were
warmly applauded , and as a whole the
concert was well received and enjoyed
by the large audience.
Doing Penance in Hock.
"Goldie" Harlan , a somewhat notorious -
ous member of the local half-world , was
taken down to Indianola , Saturday , by
Sheriff Neel , and will do penance in the
county jail for fifteen days-all on account -
count of her superabundant meanness
and robust thirst for the cup that intox-
Are we Patriotic Enough ?
The banks , post office , land office and
the railroad offices and shops had pretty
much a corner on the local celebration or
observance of Washington's birthday ,
last Saturday. A few business houses
displayed. small national flags. But for
the most part everybody followed his
usual and ordinary avocation.
About March 3d , Maybe.
The supreme court has adjourned till
March 3d , about which time some action
may be expected in the county seat case.
Plenty of Farms for Rent.
A number of good farms for rent. .
Call early and get your choice. Apply
to P. AELLs over Citizens bank.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Price 25 cents.
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CATHOLIC-Mass at S o'clock a , m.
Highs mass and sermon at ro:3o : , a , ni. ,
with , choir. Sunday school at 2:30 , p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. 1V. HICKEY , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL-Services will be held at
the Episcopal church , January 12th and
every alternate Sunday at II a. m. and
8 p. in. Sunday school at io a. m. every
Sunday. Ladies' Guild meets every
Wednesday evening after the 7:30 ser-
BAPTIST-Services in McConnell Hall ,
Bible school at to , preaching at ii , followed -
lowed by the Communion service. B , V.
P. U. at 7 o'clock , Will Purvis , leader.
Preaching again at S p. in. Prayer
meeting on Thursday evening at the
Hall. You will be very cordially wet-
corned to these meetings.
G. P. FUses , Pastor.
METHODIST-Sunday school at to a.ni-
Preaching at rr a , m. Class meeting at
12 Iii. Junior league at 3 p. m. Bible
class at 3:45 p. m. Epworth league at 7
p. iii. , subject , "Christ's Way of Soul
Winning by His Death" . Luke 2333.49
Sermon at S p. in. ; subject , "Second
Coming of Christ" . All are welcome tote
to these services.
J. A. BADCON , Pastor ,
CONGREGATIONAL-Services at r i a.
in. and S p. m. Morning theme , "The
Pathway to Communion" . The Lord's
Supper will follow this service , with admission -
mission of nieinbers. Evening subject ,
"The Power of Prejudice" . Sunday
school at 1o o'clock. Endeavor society
at 7 o'clock ; topic , "Loyalty to Christ" ;
leader , Minnie Rowell. Prayer meeting
and Bible study on Wednesday evening
at 7:30. A cordial invitation-is extended
to all services.
HART L. PRESTON , Pastor.
A NOVEL SOCIAL , TUESDAY.
The Dorcas society of the Congregational -
tional church will give a Palette social
in Vie church on next Tuesday evening.
Tl3e r ladies of the society are especially
desirous of havingalarge attendance of
the gentlemen at this entertainment ,
which will be replete with amusement
for all. The following refreshments will
be served : Creature cheer , country
cousin's comfort , and compound mixture -
ture ; and the whole combination for one
dime. All will be welcome.
The Ladies' Guild of the Episcopal
church are preparing to hold a grand art
exhibition at their chapel after Easter.
Rev. G. P. Fuson was called to Wau-
netaWednesday morniuk , to preach the
funeral sermon of the father of John
Selby of our city.
The musical announced by the Dorcas
society of the Congregational church has
been declared off , and the social on next
Tuesday evening will take its place.
Rev. A. W. Clark of Omaha was in the
city , Tuesday , in conference with the
pastor and members of the Baptist
church , with reference to a church build-
ing. The outlook seems quite favorable.
A Rousing Meeting.
The meeting of McCook lodge No. i ,
Star of Jupiter , Monday evening , was a
lively one in point of interest and at-
The high water mark of applications
for membership was reached at this session -
sion , 44 applications being read and
passed upon. A fact which aroused
much enthusiasm among the membership -
ship of the growing order.
There were also eleven initiations of
new members. This , with the other
business of the session , took up the en-
tiie time of the meeting , and the excellent -
lent program prepared for the occasion
had to be dispensed with.
The order is growing at such a rate as
tor greatly encourage and inspire the
supreme officers , and in fact all connected -
ed with the success of the order.
Ben Hur by Lantern.
On March 17th , Rev. J. M. Cromer ,
pastor of the First Evangelical Lutheran
church of Kansas City , Mo. , and western -
ern agent of a leading slide importing
concern in the east , will favor this corn-
munity with his lecture and lantern exhibition -
hibition of Ben Hur , General Lew Wal-
lace's famous novel.
Rev. Cromer brings his own double
lantern and light , and the entertainment
will be highly absorbing and instructive.
It will be given in and under auspices of
the Congregational church , and fuller
particulars of this interesting event will
be given in due time through the press.
Remember the date and place , however.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Price 25 cents.
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
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A FARMER INSTANTLY KILLED
Solomon Shott Meets Death in a
Runaway , Wednesday.
A German farmer by the name of
Solomon Shott , living about six miles
southeast of here in the Ash creek region
of Bondville precinct , was instantly
killed on Wednesday afternoon on his
farm in that precinct , accidentally , in a
He was seen about noon by a neighbor -
bor , William Knape , driving down a hill
on his farm , but at the time noticed
nothing unusual. After dinner in walking -
ing down the direction Shott had driven ,
Knape observed signs of a smash-up
down the hill , and hurrying to the scene
he found Shott under the wagon box
dead , with his neck broken. The
horses had run up a steep embankment ,
the wagon overturning. Shott's right
foot was fast in a hole in the bottom of
the box. The side of the box had
caught the uran across the neck , dislocating -
cating and crushing the same and causing -
ing instant deatli. The running gearing -
ing of the farm wagon stayed with the
box , niaking the weight very heavy on
top of the imprisoned driver.
The horses tore themselves loose from
the overturned wagon and were caught
some distance away by another neighbor -
bor by the name of Bauuiback. They
County Coroner Brown , who was in
this city in attendance upon the prehi n-
inary examination of Edward Lorenz ,
was at once summoned to the scene of
the fatality , and he rendered a decision
of accidental deathi iii accordance with
the above stated facts.
The deceased was about 30 years of
age and unmarried. though expecting
soon to be married. He was working a
rented farni , having sonic entailed personal -
sonal property. His brother was summoned -
moned by telegraph from Hitchcock
county , arriving here on Thursday even-
ing. The funeral was held at Ash creek ,
Friday afternoon , by Rev. August Gue-
bert of this city , burial taking place at
Death in Search for Health.
B. F. Bowen , senior , died at the residence -
dence of his son B. F. Bowen , junior ,
about midnight last Thursday.
The deceased was about 67 years of
age , and has been in ill health for sonic
time. He came out from his home in
Io % a , a few months since , for the betterment -
terment of his health ; but it was not to
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. J. W. Hickey of St. Patrick's
Catholic church at Io o'clock on Sunday
morning , interment following in the
parish cemetery , by his request.
The deceased leaves an aged and invalid -
valid wife in Iowa , who on account of
her infirmities and age was unable to attend -
tend the funeral of her life companion.
Besides there are two children living in
our city , Mrs. Steve Dwyer and B. F.
Bowen , junior. They have much sympathy -
pathy in their bereavement.
The state board of irrigation yesterday
passed on the claim of Wilt & Pony ,
owners of the Naponee mills on Turkey
creek , Franklin county , and fixed the
date of priority of appropriation at December -
cember 31 , 1874 , when the mill was first
operated by water power. The amount
of the appropriation is to be determined
later. The claim of William J. McGillen
on behalf of the Harlem ditch , Chase
county , was allowed conditionally. The
claim of W. A. Brown and others of
Dundy county for water front Chief creek
was dismissed because the claimant did
not comply with the law of 1889. The
claim of the Bartley Canal company ,
Red Willow county , was dismissed for
the same reason.-Lincoln Journal , Feb.
An Old Lesson Retaught.
The Rowell barn fire distinctly re-
taught a few old lessons on Wednesday
night : Firstly , that one of the hose
carts ought to be stationed up the bill.
Secondly , that a few more alarm boxes
ought to be established on the hill. The
Rowell residence was saved by the garden -
den hose. It is is impossible to pull the
carts up the hill and be prompt enough
to be of much service at a fire , especially
if one has to run clear down town to
give an alarm. Thirdly , a little better
discipline and organization , so that such
unfortunate circumstances as the lack of
hydrant wrenches , as Wednesday night ,
may be avoided.
Try McConnell's Balsam for that
cough. Price 25 cents.
You can't keep house without one of
those Diamond Water Filters. See Bur-
gess. They are a household necessity.
It is marvelous in its operation purifying -
ing drinking water.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Price 25 cents.
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FOR A CENT ,
No council , Monday evening , on account -
count of lack of quorum.
An 1i34 pound daughter was born to
Paul Miller and wife , Sunday.
The Holmes Bros. are doing the carpenter -
penter work on the bowman store room.
The grim reaper has been unusually
busy in this vicinity , ( luring past week.
The article in this issue under title of
"The Good of the Farm" will repay
Last week , hank and Lou Kyle
brought a pool and a billiard table down
If you are indebted to the publisheron
subscription , niany are , bring hint in a
jag of corn or oats.
Extra papers of oc tr last week 'sedition ,
were in demand , and the suPP1 } was
There was a slight fire in a dug-out in
"Little Russia" , Wednesday evening ,
about supper time.
Quite a number of farmers are inquiring
about Kaffir corn. We hope a considerable -
able quantity ofseed may be sown , this
We are better pleased each week with
the amount and quality of our corres-
pondence. It is uccequalle(1 ill the
iast Sunday a week Miss Annie
Schmidt was married to John Miller of
Culbertson. They will snake their home
Sylvester Cordeal has arranged for a
comet to pass this way about March 14th.
It may not be amiss to take to your cave
about that ( late.
No question is of greater importance
to the people of this county than that of
impounding flood } vater , and it must not
be forgotten or overlooked.
The Culbertson Era announces that
the A. P. A. lodge instituted in that burg ,
last week , by Messrs. Kelley , Wilkinson ,
Jordan and Horner of our city , contains
15 or 20 charter members , nearly all of
whom are farmers. The townsmen are
working the countrymen up there to the
Important , If True.
We learn ivitli sorrow of the aPProaching -
ing demise of three newspapers , which ,
according to the pronunciatuento of certain -
tain and sundry McCook patriots , will
turn up their beautiful pink toes to the
daisies before the snows of another winter -
ter fall. To-wit : TILE MCCooK TRilc-
UNE , The Omaha Bee , and The Rocky
As Colonel Walt Mason would say ,
this is important , if true. '
Sang to a Small Audience.
The Six Cobb Brothers of Ifoldrege
sang and played to a small audience iS
the Menard ball , Monday evening. The
performance can hardly be called-an
artistic success ; in fact there is room for
some doubt whether or not the gentlemen -
men composing the concert company
have not mistaken their calling , to 'con
elude front the statements of sonic of
those present at the concert here.
To Preserve the Building.
While here , last week , Rev. J. W.
Kimmel arranged to have the broken
windows of the Lutheran church of our
city boarded up. This has been thor-
ouglily done , and it is hoped will keep
the building front further destruction or
damage until the return of prosperous
times , when it is expected to repair and
rehabilitate the entire structure and denomination -
nomination if possible.
Carson's Claim Allowed.
The state board of irrigation has allowed -
lowed the claim of Andrew Carson on
behalf of Carson ditch No. r , Red Willow -
low county , for water from the Republi-
cin river , the water to be applied by
September 1st , 1897.-Lincoln Journal.
Camp Fire and Bean Supper.
J. K. Barnes post 67 , G. A. R. of our
city , are arranging for a Camp Fire and
Bean Supper to be given on Friday evening -
ing , March 13th. Full particulars will ,
be given in due season.
That Irrigation Meeting.
If McCook is to have that irrigation
meeting , next month , arrangements
should be commenced to that end and
the matter properly advertised. Who
will make the move in this matter ?
Questions of the Hour.
For mayor , who ?
For councilmen , who ?
For members of school board , who ?
Don't all answer these absorbing questions -
tions to oncet.
Passes Suddenly Away.
P. A. Brewer , the well known Box Elder - I
der merchant , passed away suddenly ,
last evening , about five o'clock , with an
attack of heart disease. '
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