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FOURTEENTH YEAR McCOOK RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , APRIL 10 , 1896. NUMBER 47.
, COUNTY CONVENTION
It Was One of the Liveliest in Party
History in This County.
A VERY GOOD TICKET NAMED
If the Convention Wasn't as Har-
monlous as It Might HavoBeen. ,
No Effortto Conciliate.
The Republican county convention
which met in McCook , last Saturday afternoon -
ternoon , was the most exciting and remarkable -
markable since the famous Baitley convention -
vention , of the memorable 19th. of July ,
1890 , when a riot was but narrowly avert-
At 2:30 Cltairuuau Sexson of the central -
tral committee called the convention to
order in Menard hall , and Secretary
Laycock read the call. M. B. Piper
named It. P. I3igli for temporary cliair-
man and the selection was made unani
tnously. J. E. Kehley nominated C. W.
Barnes for tenipprary secretary , and he
was chosen by acclamation.
On motion of 0. L. Thompson a committee -
mittee of five on credentials was nanied
by the chair : J. W. Dolan , W. F. Ever-
ist , H. H. Berry , Bruce Cummings , Richard -
On tnotioh of J. J. Lamborn the temporary -
porary organization was made permanent -
nent without reference to a committee.
The committee on credentials reported
all precincts but Bondville , North Valley -
ley and Danbury as represented ; that
everything was regular and that there
were no contests. On motion of E. A ,
Sexson the report was accepted without
C. F. BahcoCk then moved that the
order of procedure as laid down in the
call be changed , and that instead of
nominating candidates at this time , that
ive proceed to the selection of the several
delegates. Time motion was seconded by
J. E. Kelley. This let the feline out of
the gunny sack and the trouble began.
J. J. Lamborn objected to this proposed
change , and offered an amendment that
the proceed according to the call. Kelley -
ley stated that the motion was simply to
facilitate matters ; but Lamborn fancied
that he could see the dim outlines of the
Senegambian among the cottonwood
chunks and kicked vigorously , making
a plea for fairness and harmony , that all
be given a chance to he represented in
the various delegations. On the vote
the amendment was lost , and the original -
nal was carried.
It was then moved by J. W. Dolan , in
order that there be no heart-burnings
after the convention was over , and that
the ticket might be elected , in the furtherance -
therance of fair representation , etc. , that
a committee of one delegate from each
of the several precincts be chosen to
name the various delegations , each precinct -
cinct to name its own representative on
that committee. This was amended by
0. L. Thompson to the effect that H. H
' Troth be allowed to name the delegation
to the state convention at Liiicolu. Again
the kinky hair of the descendant of Ham
seemed to be visible to Mr. Lamborn ,
who thought that Mr. Dolan's motion
was fair and ought to prevail. He said
that party success is greater than that of
any individual. Denied charges of disloyalty -
alty to the Republican party , branding
them as damnable falsehoods. 0. L.
Thompson responded briefly stating that
lie thought that Mr. Lamborn was not a
candidate for state auditor-and hence
his motion. W. R. Starr wanted to
know what was the nature of the amendment -
ment , and after receiving desired information -
mation lie lauhched forth in a fervid
plea for the precinct plan ; stating that
they who trample under foot the rights
of the minority but seek their own des-
J. E. Kelley stated that Troth was a
Republican , and that was more than he
could say for the gentlemen vho were
pleading for harmony , etc.
The gauntlet was promptly picked up
b } ' Mr. Starr , who denied the right
h of a thing like Kelley questioning
the Republicanism of old gray-haired
veterans who had faced the storm of
battle in the defense of Republican principles -
ciples , because they would not swallow
the trickery and insolence offered by
Kelley. Mr. Starr said they had learned
the trick that had worked so efficaciously -
ciously last fall from these very fellows.
All he asked for was even handed justice.
Mr. Lamborn wanted to know how
long Kelley thought that Troth is a
Republican. He warmly denied that
Kelley had any right to pass upon the
credentials of any Republican. As to
the candidacy of Mr. Troth , he said it
was not in good faith , but in the interest
Secretary of State Piper. He then denied -
nied fleeing from the fight , last fall , but
claimed to have expended in time and
money , during the past sixteen years , as
much as any other Republican in the
county. He considered party success
more to be desired than that of any
man , men or organization.
John Whittaker called for the amend-
ment. He thought the discussion was
discreditable to the party and to the individuals -
dividuals participating. The vote stood
71,4 for and 343 against. The motion
as amended was that Troth should name
delegates to the Lincoln state convention
and that all the other delegates should
be named by the precincts committee.
r' Mr. Lamborn explained Indianola's
vote , stating that he had made his open
fight in the convention and now voted
for the amended motion.
On suggestion of Mr. Piper the following -
ing names were sent up to the secretary's
desk by Mr. Troth. Lincoln state delegates -
gates : H. H. Troth , George Hocknell ,
V. Franklin , H. H. Easterday , C. W.
Barnes , E. R. Banks , W. T. Henton ,
M. E. Piper , A. B. Smith , J. E. Kelley ,
s C. F. Waterman.
The following committtee was then
named to select the various delegations :
Alliance-Samuel Premer. Beaver-A.
. B. Smith. Box Elder-J. A. Pinkerton.
.t Coleman-Henry Smith. Driftwood-
C. T. Eller. East Valley-0. Frost.
Fritsch-W. A. McCool. Gerver-0. L.
Thompson , Grant-H. I , Peterson. In-
dianola J. J. Lamborn. Lebanon J.
\v.Slutts. Missouri Ridge J. H. Lewis.
Perry J. A , Brinton. Red Willow-E.
A. Sexson. Tyrone J. C. Moore. Valley -
ley Grange-P. B. Glover. Willow
Grove-First precinct J. E. Kelley ,
Second precinct-C. E. Eldred. Third
precinct John Whittaker. Fourth pre-
duct-C. B. Gray. The committee at
once retired to the city hall to conduct
The remainder of the convention then
settled down to tile business of nominating -
ing candidates for the three offices to be
filled at the fall election , although there
was a disposition to not place a representative -
sentative in nomination at this time.
At first this office was skipped-there
seemed to be no one axious to secure the
honor , and W. R. Starr nominated Harlow -
low W. Keyes for the office of county
attorney ; it went by acclamation.
M. E. Piper moved that the county
central committee be allowed to name
the candidate for representative at some
future titre ; but Mr. Starr thought the
advertised order of business ought to be
transacted. IIe nominated R. P. High
for the office of representative and the
convention ratified the same by ac-
Nominations were then made for commissioner -
missioner of the third district , by calling
roll of precincts. The vote stood 19 for
A. D. Johnson and t3 for W. F. Everist ,
as follows :
Precincts. Johnson. Everist.
Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Driftwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Gerver . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Grant. . . . . . . . . . . t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Lebanon. . . . . . . . . . . 7
Valley Grange- . . . , g
Missouri Ridge . . . . 4
Totals. . . . . . . . . 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I5
This did not include Tyrone precinct's
three votes , but as they were insufficient
to change the result , on motion of Mr.
Everist the nomination of Mr. Johnson
was made unanimous.
The following persons were then
named as the central committee.
Alliance..Samuel Premier , Bartley
Beaver.Villiam Hiersekorn , Lebanon
Bondville-to be filed by committee.
Box Elder , . .T. M. Campbell , Box Elder
Coleman.H. K. Bixler , McCook
Driftwood..J. H. Wade , McCook
East Valley..A. G. Dole , Bartley
Fritsch. . . . . . . . W. A. McCool , Indianola
Gerver. . . . . . . F. S. Lofton , Cedar Bluffs
Grant , . . . , . . . H , I. Peterson , Banksville
Iudianola..G. W. Short , Indianola
Lebanon. . . . . . . . . . . .E. B Day , Lebanon
Missouri Ridge. . . .J. H. Lewis , Lebanon
North Valley. . . .William Wight , Bartley
Perry . : . . . . . . . . . . .B. F. Olcott , McCook
Red Willow. . , . .E. A. Sexson , Indianola
Tyrone..J. C. Moore , Tyrone
Valley Grange , A. G. CulbertsonMcCook
Willow Grove , 1st pre..C.'W. Barnes
Willow Grove , 2d pre. . . . . . H. H. Berry
Willow Grove , 3d pre..C. G. Coglizer
Willow Grove,4thpre..M. B. Hosier
The committee on delegations not being -
ing ready to report , and the other business -
ness of the convention being finished ,
County Attorney Keyes was called upon
for a speech. Said he was no political
speech maker. Thanked the convention
for the honor again tendered him. Was
proud of vote received by him from all
over the county and fully appreciated
what Republicans had done for him in
in the past.
J. 1V. Dolan was called upon. He had
poor luck with alfalfa , last year , and
confined himself to a few remarks on
Republicanism. He thought men who
had stood up for the party principles for
thirty years filled the bill. Was pained
that some men , and a secret organization
especially , should be attempting to drive
from the Republican party many Qho had
fought for their country. He had no admiration -
miration for that spurious sort of people.
He had been in the city two days seeking -
ing to harmonize and conciliate matters
in the Republican party of Red Willow
county , but had failed. Chairman High
interrupted the speaker , abruptly breaking -
ing off Mr. Dolan's thread of thought
with the washing of a little party linen
on his own hook , and Mr. Dolan sat
Dr. Green said he was a charter members -
bers of time Republican party and a stickler -
ler for harmony himself.
M. E. Piper thought this display of
summer goods was not productive of
The question of selecting a chairman
and secretary of the central committee
was raised. C. F. Babcock thought that
it was customary for the committee to do
that ; but the chair thought it depended
on who had an ax to grind , as to how
they were selected. Mr. Babcock disavowed -
vowed having an ax since the Democrats
came iiito power. So the matter was
J. S. Kikendall said that North and
East Valleys were almost solidly in favor
of McKinley , and moved that the state
delegates be instructed for him. Dr.
Green amended to include instructing
congressional delegates for Andrews.
Both were gabled.
At tfiis juncture C. F. Babcock took occasion -
casion to make a very earnest and effective
fective plea for General Manderson.
Though it was Nebraska's opportunity ,
and paid a glowing tribute to a man
whom all Nebraskans are learning to admire -
mire and honor. A. G. Dole knew both
men personally , was a great admirer of
General Manderson , but thought Major
McKinley was the vote getter of the
two. The arrival of the committee on
delegations cut short this interesting in-
The following report was then read by
the secretary :
Omaha state delegates-E. B. Devoe ,
i\1. H. Cole , W. F. Everist , 0 : Frost ,
J. J. Lamborn , B. F. Olcott , S. H. Coons ,
J. C. Moore , A G. Culbertson , S. L.
Green , W. W. Archibald.
Congressional delegates-A. G. Dole ,
Philip Gliem , A. Garten , E. A. Sexson ,
H. H. Berry , F. M. Kimmell , H. I.
Peterson , W. R. Starr , W. H. Wads-
worth , N. J. Johnson , W. M. Wight.
Senatorial delegates-A. F. Reeves ,
IL M. Woods , C , W..Ilodgkin , Samuel
Ellis , W. A. McCool , William Hierse-
kern , Willis Gossard , Perry Stone , W. F.
Miller , L. W. Cox , J. W. Dolan ,
The question of the chairmanship o f
the central committee was again raised
and by lI , E. Piper , who named E. B.
Day , He declined and C. F. Babcock
moved that the committee select their
own officers. This prevailed.
A 'motion carried now instructing
the delegates to the state and congressional -
gressional conventions to do all in
their power to further the interests of
Major McKinley for the presidential
A motion also pravailed unanimously
instructing the congressional delegates
for Congressman Andrews , and for J. P.
A. Black of Bloomington fordistrict del -a
egate to the national convention.
A motion by J , E. Kelley instructing
the state delegates for Hugh W Cole of
our city for one of the contingent supreme -
preme judges was ruled out of order by
The convention then adjourned.
At a central committee meeting held
immediately after the convention E. A.
Sexson was chosen again as chairman of
time committee , and C. 1V. Barnes as
AN AFTER-THOUGHT OR TWO.
What doth it profit us to pour the soup
into the Indianola fellows aid lose the
Without Chairman High the convention -
tion would have been a dreary waste.
R.P.is a star of the first magnitude in the
chair. May his shadow never grow
Lawyer Starr emphatically and forensically -
sically objects to having "That Thing" ,
scarce dry behind the ears or out of the
wet nurse's lap , politically , read Republicans
publicans out of the party , who had worn
the blue and followed the stars and
stripes in the late war.
President Kelley cf time A. P A.
thought the plea front the Bast End for
even-handed and Republicanism
harmony , - justice -
publicanism would come with better
grace from Republicans. And this let
loose the entire menagerie.
If the Republican party of Red Willow
county desires the success to which it
is entitled by virtue of its votes , its leadership -
ership and the conduct of its affairs generally -
erally must be established upon a broader -
er mined , more liberal basis. With the
county seat matter still confronting us
and calling for genuine finesse in management -
agement , it seems to be suicidal to continue -
tinue the policy of religious proscription
or to persist in seeking revenge , paying
off old scores , or administering soup to
the east end fellows.
J. W. Dolan made an error-no coin-
mon errorliowever-when he interrogated -
ed S. L. Green as to his vote for D. E.
Moore in 1888. The doctor has the reputation -
utation in McCook as being a man who
would vote for the mythical gentleman
with the cloven hoofs and elongated ,
shear-head tail , if his satanic majesty
was properly labeled Republican. In
fact , the doctor and the editor of this
paper are among the few Republicans
who were in McCook at that time who
did vote for Moore for county treasurer.
Had Mr. Dolan shot in any other direction -
tion he would have bagged game small
and great in richest profusion.
The Convention and Ticket.
Notwithstanding the turbulent particulars -
ulars of the convention , the results for
the most part are quite satisfactory , and
we might say gratifying. The nominees
are competent , qualified and clean men ,
while with the exception of the Lincoln
delegation , the several state , congressional -
sional and senatorial delegations are
pretty well divided over the county amid
There are few matters of importance
over which there can be any dispute ;
and first among them doubtless is the
entrance of H , H. Troth into time field for
state auditor , which was in part at least
responsible for J. J. Lamborn's being
unable to secure the delegation from Red
Willow county. Bad faith is charged in
this movement and it is hardly to be expected -
pected that no hard feelings have been
stirred up ovet this incident. We are
not discussing the merits of this matter ,
but simply refer to the facts of the con-
vention-and the party has the cold facts
to deal with principally.
Second to the Lincoln delegation matter -
ter , is the evident.absence of any desire
to conciliate or harmonize the Indianola
wing of the party. This must be properly -
ly regarded as an error and a source of
weakness. Incidentally , that washing of
party linen perhaps aggravated more
than it healed , and should have been
The evident dictation of time A. P. A. ,
too , will have some effect in the result ,
next fall ; but with any reasonable effort
to conciliate , and with fairly judicious
management , the prospects for'party success -
cess , in the fall , even at this remote distance -
tance , appear to be fairly goad.
The attendance upon the meeting of
DIcCook lodge No t , Star of Jupiter ,
itilomiday evening , was the largest in the
history of the lodge , and the sessions
Lately have each and all been remarkable
for the attendance and enthusiastic interest -
terest of the earnest membership. But
at the meeting on Monday evening of
this week all previous records were badly -
And again , the programme of the evening -
ning was more than usually interesting
mud enjoyable. It was of a literary sort ,
and gave pleasure from start to finish.
Besides there were a number of initiations -
tions and applications for membership.
This week the Zion lodge had five applications -
plications for membership. The meeting -
ing place of the lodge has been changed
to the Coleman school house.
Supt. Valentine has not been in school ,
this week , but it is expected will be well
enough to resume his duties next week.
April 22d has been proclaimed Arbor
Day by Governor Holcomb.
E THE CHURCHES.
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CATHOLIC-Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at x0:30 , a. mu. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 , p. nt.
All are cordially welcome ,
REV. J.V. . HICKIW , Pastor.
BAPTIST-The Pastor will preach in
McConnell's hall at u a. mu. and at 8 p.
m. Morning theme , "The Open Book" .
Bible school at Io a , m. B. V. P. U.
meeting at 7 p. iii. A cordial invitation
is extended to all.
EPISCOPAL-Services will be held at
the Episcopal church , January 12th and
every alternate Sunday at I I a. m. and
8 p , m. Sunday school at to a. m. every
Sunday. Ladies' Guild meets every
Wednesday evening after the 7:30 ser-
CONGREGATIONAL-Morning theme ,
"Echoes of Easter" ; evening topic , "Lib-
erty through Christ" . Sunday school at
10 o'clock a. m. Endeavor society at 7
o'clock p. ti , ; topic , "lVill our Excuses
Stand" ? Leader , Myrtle Meyers. You
are always welcome at our services.
HART L. PRESTON , Pastor.
METHODIST-Reopening of the Methodist -
odist church next Sunday , April 12th.
Sunday school at 10 o'clock ; preaching
at II ; Junior League at 3 ; Epworth
League at 7. Rev. P.V. . Rowe , chaplain -
lain of Nebraska State Penitentiary , will
preachi at 11 and lecture at 8. Subject ,
' 'Twelve Years of Penitentiary Life" .
J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
REv. DONALDSON of Trenton was a
city visitor , Monday.
The Ladies' Guild will give a social in
the Babcock building , Monday evening ,
April 13th. Musicand refreshments and
lots of fun.
The Baptist Young Peoples' Union will
give a Tea and Test Social next Tuesday
evening at time home of Mrs. E. J. Pur-
vis. Every one is invited to come and
spend a pleasant evening.
During the last visitation of Bishop
Graves to McCook and adjacent missions
thirty-three persons were confirmed and
The children of the Episcopal Sunday-
school were entertained at the residence
of Rev. and Mrs. Knox ou Monday evening -
ing and partook of a bountiful supper at
6 o'clock in memory of the Easter Feast.
The Methodist church will be ready
for occupancy , Sunday. Time interior improvements -
provements have given the church additional -
ditional room and increased convenience ,
while appearances have been correspond-
The officers of the Episcopal Mission
at McCook were elected on Sundayeven-
ing , March 29th , Bishop Graves being in
the chair. They are : Warden , Thos.
Crabtree ; Clerk , Thos. M. Mundy , Treasurer -
urer , F. Power ; Assistant Clerk , James
Lee ; Precentor , Mrs. A. W. Utter.
rr FOR A CENT.
H. T. Church shipped 85 head of fat
cattle to market , Monday.
S. H. Heard , of South McCook , leas
been quite sick this week.
If you want some nice cottonwood
shade trees , cheap , call at Bullard'soflice.
A.A.Bates has opened a barber shop
in the basement of the Comnnmercial hotel
The Republican city schools have been r
closed on account of the presence of scarlet -
let fever in the village.
The Pythian band and friends announce -
nounce a concert at time Menard opera
hall , Friday evening , April 17th. f
Some plaster fell from the ceiling of
Knipple's grocery , Thursday morning ,
damaging stock to time amount of about
Baillie & Rodstroui are busy fitting up
for business , and we will see some of
their celebrated photographs in a few
It was wise and fearless Ben Jouson 1.
who said that "patriotism is the last resort -
sort of a rascal" . Amid Ben has been
dead a quarter of a milleniunm.
Your attention is directed to the advertisement - t
tisement of Misses Stover S Stanfield announcing -
nouncing a special sale of ladies' trimmed -
med hats on Saturday , April Ilth. r
Colonel Phillips hopes to stimulate In-
dianola to tree planting by stating that t
"McCook people are planting trees. "
Which is true , Colonel , same like gospel.
The Endeavorers held a delightful
social at the home of C.H.Boyle , last t
evening. The programme of music was
uncommonly engaging and excellent ,
and the evening altogether felicitous. t
Saturday afternoon , David Carpenter
became so pugilisticallyinclined at C. T.
Brewer's meat market that the police
had to hide him in the seclusion of the s
municipal bastile until his jag became
reduced to the reasonable point.
A Small Prairie Fire.
A small prairie fire swept over the river
bottom southwest of the city , Monday ,
but fortunately caused little damage ; the
most considerable being in a stack of
hay burned belonging to Haz. Bailey.
It reached the outskirts of southwest
McCook and caused some lively hustling
among the people there to prevent the
destruction of their properties. The fire
started near the river and burned northwest -
west to the road south of the railroad :
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Appropriate and Elaborate Services
in the Several Churches ,
ELOQUENCE , MUSIC , FLOWERS
Large Attendance at All Churches ,
and Lively Interest Shown
at Each Service.
Of all the Christian festivals none is
growing into greater popularity , is more
generally observed , or is more significant
than Easter. And with good and satisfactory -
factory reasons , for thisgeneration is not
so much interested in what niiglit have
been the origin of the festival , as it is in
the fact that the day happily comumem-
orates the resurrection of the Savior. It
is truly the distinguished and great festival -
tival by which Cliristendoui delights to
mark the most beueficient and important -
ant event in the world's history ; and
with coming years its observance will
widen and become sweeter with eternal
permanence a u (1 gladsome purpose.
Christmas , with its tidings of peace on
earth and good willtoward much , would
be of littlesiguificance to the world without -
out the Alleluias of Easter tvitii its mimes-
sage of Mope and consolation ; and it is
not to be wondered at , that humanity is
acquiring an increasing reverence for
the day and its vital doctrine.
The event being of world wide import ,
and its banquet spread for universal lti-
manity , it is gratifying to note the increasing -
creasing interest being taken by the people -
ple of this community in the annual observance -
servance of Easter. how the cunning
art of the florist , the sweet melody of
music , the eloquence of the public , and
the earnest expectancy of the people ,
vied in commemoration , was a sight of
charming effect and softening potency.
Special efforts were put forth , this season -
on , by the various churches in floral and
otter decorations , music. sermon and
other particulars , all of which are modestly -
estly , but fully , set out below.
At the Congregational church the attractiveness -
tractiveness of time services was heightened -
ened by the presence of the members of
Saint John CommanderyNo. t6 , Knights
Templar , in a body in full uniform , and
the bent of the services , style of decorations -
rations , etc. , were somewhat influenced
by that fact , also. The decorations were
almost exclusively floral , b u t were
charming and profuse and appropriate ,
Easter lilies , palms , evergreens and potted -
ted plants in richest variety producing a
most attractive effect , banked and draped
about the pulpit , in stands and on the
window sills. Over the pulpit , which
represented the stone , were the words ,
'Angels Rolled the Stone Away. " The
cross and crown were surmounted by time
Templar motto , "In Hoc Signo Vinces , "
occupied wall space ; while the rostrum
arch contained time words "From a Crown
of Thorns to a Crown of Glory , " in an
The sermon theme was "The Evolution -
tion of Man , " and Pastor Hart L. Pres
ton handled the subject eloquently and
ably , to the evident pleasure and certain
profit of the large audience which filled
Time music has been described as being
excellent and effective. It consisted of
three voluntary selections and as many
anthems. The "Gloria" from Mozart's
12th Mass and the "Jubilate Deo" by
Wdllianms were especially fine.
Time evening services were by the children -
dren of the Sunday-school , under the
nmanagement of Mrs. H H. Easterday.
The morning decorations were increased
by a handsome cross , anchor and heart
effect , symbolizing faith , hope and love.
The exercises consisted of responsive
eadings , recitations-single and in con-
cert-mnusic by the children and church
choir , altogether making an hourof keen
pleasure to a full house.
Altogether , both morning and evening
exercises were impressive , creditable and
elicitous. The decorative effects , artistic
and time musical results very satisfactory. c
After the morning service the Knights
Teniplar retired to their hall and passed
appropriate resolutions of thanks to the
pastor and choir of the church. t
Easter Day was for the first time celebrated -
brated in their little chapel by time Epist
copaliamis. Good congregations attended
oth morning and evening. Several came
from Culbertson for the morning service.
Time chancel was nicely decorated with
potted flowers. The new chorus choir r
ang spendidly. At the ii a. m. service 1
hey executed an anthem most beautifully - i
fully so that the congregation begged it
be repeated at the evening service. This
esulted in their having two anthems for
vening service , which were rendered in
ean excellent manner. The members of
his church are delighted with their new
choir after the services of timis Easter Day.
The Sunday-school children have about
to to send forthesupport of the support
of the missionary bishops as a result of
heir self-denial during Lent.
The church was profusely decorated
vith beautiful flowers , which together
vith the fresh paper on time walls gave a
bright holiday appearance to the room.
There was a large congregation for the c
morning service and Rev. J. A. Badcan's
" " 1
ermon on was
beautiful in thought , earnest in delivery
and full of inspiration and encouragement -
ment for the every day Christian ,
The Epworth league sea ice at 7 was t
unusually good , the music especially I
The Easter entertainment by time Sunday -
day school commenced at 8 o'clock.
OrganVoluntary..Mrs. Frank Brown. J
Anthem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Choir.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. A. Badcon.
ScriptureReading..Mr. J. H. Yarger.
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reve Benjamin.
, . . , . , . . . .
Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Choir.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . six little girls ,
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . .Luella 'T'honipson.
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joliu Taylor.
Song By four little girls ,
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . Blanche McCarl.
A Missionary' Story. . . . . . . Lizzie Anton.
Pennie Song. . . . . . . . . . . . . By little gins ,
Remarks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Rev. Badcon.
Collection , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Every seat iii the church was filled and
many persons stood ( luring the exercises.
The children came promptly forward and
performed their parts in a very creditable -
table manner. The little girls dressed
in white , as they stood among the lilies
and sang"Little One's of God Are We" ,
made a picture that will long be remneut-
bered by those who were fortunate
enough to see them. The view front the
gallery' was the best in the house.
The collection at the close of the exercises -
ercises was perhaps the largest ever taken -
en in the churcht on like occasion.
The committee in charge of the program -
gram and decoration are to be congrat-
ulated. The work was faithfully and
well done and notwitlistauding time fact
that the church was being repaired and
the ) ' could not have a rehearsal until
Sunday afternoon , there was not a fail-
ST. I'ATRICK'S CHURCH.
At S1.Patrick's there were two amasses
celebrated , both services being attended
by time admiring faithful in numbers to
fill the church. 111any beautiful plants
and cut flowers decorated the altar and
sanctuary' . At 10:30 time principal mass
was celebrated with due solemnity 811(1
impiessiveness. Rev. J , W Hickey
preached an eloquent sermon on "Reflec-
tions Drawn froimi Christ's Sepulchre" .
The music was elaborate and superb ,
and was beautifully executed by the regular -
ular chair , and the progranlne was as
Vidi Aquant . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , , , , , [ Vitzka
Kyrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rosewig
Gloria in ExcelsisDeo. . . . , . .Rosewig
Veni Creator. . , . . . . . . . , . , , , . , Ifimel
Credo in Urtiun . . . . . . . . .
Offertory-0 , Spousa Mi.Mozart
Sanctus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose wig
AgnusDei. . . . . , . . , . , . Rosewig
re . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The soloists were-Mesdanies Jas. W.
IIIcKenna and Joseph Menard ; Misses
Bertha Townsend and Jennie Gibbous ;
i1lr , Joseph Schmitz ; organist , Miss Josephine -
ephine Mullen ,
cx arxIca1 zn's t ss : < xa1'Ic '
SENATOR RATIIBUN was a city visitor
RECEIVER Gmnoss was in Chicago ,
this week , on business.
OSCAR CALLIHAN was down from Ben-
kelnian , Saturday night.
D. T.WELTV of Cambridge , was a Mc-
Cook visitor on Monday evening.
JAMES HARRIS arrived home from
Cripple Creek , Wednesday morning ,
11I. J. ABBOTT and son Charles of Lincoln -
coln were in the city , Tuesday evening.
M. STERN of Chicago arrived iii the
city , Monday night , on sonic matters of
C. P. HUBBARD , of the Culbertson
ditch , was a city visitor , Tuesday , on
C. L. DEGROI r returned to Nebraska -
ka City , Tuesday. The family expect to
go early in May.
MR. AND MRS. W. II. EDWARDS arrived -
rived in the city , Wednesday night , frommi
) eadwood , S. D.
C. B. SIIAw cane down from Denver ,
Sunday , spending part of the week here
on private business.
MISSES BERTHA KLEVEN and Dot
Davenport of Culbertson attended Epis-
opal services here on Sunday nmornfng.
MR , AND MRS. W. G. MANSPEAIZER
of Culhertson attended Easter services in
he Episcopal chapel here , Sunday morn-
J. A WILCox was laid up with an stack -
ack of catarrhal fever , close of last and
first of this week , but is about business
C E. SHAW of Denver contemplates
eturning , with his family , to McCook to
ive. He has had the DeGroff dwelling
E. N. BATCHEr.LER , who has been here
on business for time past week or ten days ,
departed for his home in St. Elnmo , Ill. ,
MRS. SVLVESTER CORDEAL spent part
of last week in Denver and Akron , going
up on Tuesday and returning home on
Sunday morning , via Indianola.
R. T. ELLER , who is traveling for
Raymond Bros. of Lincoln , with his
fomfly , has moved into the Wells residence -
dence , corner Dudley and Monroe.
F. B. RISr.Ev of Culbertson was in the
its , Monday evening. He expects to
give a phonograph exhibition here on
wo weeks from Wednesday of this week.
MRS.V. . D. BURNETT and L. A.
Colter are delegates from the McCook
Congregational church to the meeting of
he Republican Valley Association at
ndianolanext Tueeday and Wednesday.
SIR KNIGHTS J. T. BULLARD and E. R.
Vilcox of Palisade , C. N. Batcheller ,
I St. Elmo , Ill. , and J. D. Robb of St.
oe , Mo. , attended Easter services here ,
Sunday , with the membersof Saint John
Commandery , Knights .
The McCook club have postponed
he holding of their benefit for the pres-
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