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McCOOK RED WILLOW COUNTY FRIDAY EVENING MAY 1896. NUMBER 50.
THE KNI6HTS BANQUET
Saint John Commandery No. 16 , K. T.
j Does Itself Proud.
BRILLIANT AND ENJOYABLE
j celled Spread--And Other
t' Y Felciltous Particulars.
The banquet given by Saint John corn-
if tuantlery No i6 , Knights Templar , in
their hall , last Thursday evening , to its
tnenibers and invited guests , was in its
( Particulars one of the most pleasing
Social events of many moons.
The occasion was the conferring upon
ZV. C. LaTourette of the Red Cross degree -
gree , and the affair was one of the most
notable in the history of the command-
x\ \ ery.
The banquet is pronounced a superb
s q success , a culinary accomplislimeiit
door equalled in the city.
1 The floral feature was exquisite and
it lavish , delighting all.
Those present were :
SIR KNIGHTS-G. R. Johnson , J. T.
Bullard , S. L. Green , J. A.1Vilcox , M. J.
Abbott , David Magner , C. E. Pope , E. C.
IIalle. . , C. W. Bronson , G. J. Burgess ,
b" : 'f R. Roxby , Alex. Campbell , J. A. Kirk ,
A. A. Taylor , J. W. Hupp , C. E. Mag-
t : tier , J. F. Ganschow , E. E. Lowman ,
T $ 1 ? Sylvester Cordeal , H. H. Easterday , R. B.
Archibald , L. C. Wolff and W. C. La-
MESDAMES-W. C. LaTourette , H. H.
, Easterday , H W. Cole , Sylvester Cor-
deal , J. F. Ganschow , J. W. HuOp , C. E.
Magner , A. A. Taylor , Alex. Campbell ,
E. E. Lowman , C. W. Bronson , C. E.
Pope , David Magner , J. A. Wilcox and
i s. L. Greet.
The invited guests were :
11 J MESDAMES-Z. L. Kay , Frank Ken-
dlen , V. H. Solliday , H. G. Borneman ,
S. L. Moench , L. Baughman and A D.
111iSsus-Rachel Berry , Maud Burgess ,
at' ' Ethel and Edith Oyster , Mabel Perry ,
Edna Dixon , Mabel Wilcox , Nellie
Brown , Nettie Smith , Mary Watson.
THE HALL WAS CROWDED
By Enthusiastic Stars at the Monday -
day Night Meeting.
The regular meeting , Monday night ,
t of McCook lodge No. I , Star of Jupiter ,
i , crowded McConnell ball to the doors ,
't and was full of active interest. The
i business of the session was first disposed -
' posed of : Ten applications for membership -
bership were favorably acted upon and
five candidates were duly initiated into
t , the rapidly growing order.
The business session finished , the ex-
z3 cellent musical programme of the even-
t' ing was then given with highly pleasing
results , some of the numbers being
roundly applauded. In fine the pro-
gramme throughout gave unqualified
Thus the order is spreading and
t strengthening in our city and vicinity ,
f > giving increasing promise of future
I 1 greatness and success , as may naturally
Y be expected from the strong pride being
) ? taken by almost the entire community ,
! ( vlro hope to make the order yet a star of
' first magnitude in the beneficiary firmament -
a Baptized in Boiling Oil.
' t A newspaper publisher who will de-
} i vote a fourth of his title page to an illus-
l tration of a jack and the glowing pars -
. , iculars of its achievements and possi-
tities deserves to be immersed in boil-
, . tug oil. The driver of a garbage cart
Iias more business in the sunctum than
! ' ° Card of Thanks.
We wish to extend our thanks to our
kind neighbors and friends for their as-
t ' sistance.in our late bereavement. Also
4 ; to the Oddfellows for their kind assist-
ante. CHARLES BERGSTER.
MRS. S. 11. COCHRAN.
; HENRY SHEUSER.
Artificial or Natural.
There has been and is some talk of establishing -
tablishing an ice making plant here. If
not artificial ice will doubtless be shipped -
ped in here from Denver and retailed
over the city. The people must have
i- ' ice , and either scheme should be encour-
; - A Bicycle Incident.
Close of last week , George LaTourette
became mixed up in a little bicycleaffair
and.iUiasbeen necessary for hini to carry
t hisdome of thought in a slingasit were ,
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FRANK CARRUTH returned from Denver -
ver , Monday night.
JAMES HATFIELD came in from Decatur -
catur Illinois , Monday night.
W. S. MORLAN spent a day or two of
the front of the week in Lincoln.
JOHN STEVENS , JR. , of Arapahoe ,
was a city visitor , Saturday evening.
0. W. DEWALD and I E. Thomas
were down from Trenton , Monday even-
MRS. GRANT THolIPsoN joined her
husband in Cripple Creek , close of last
A. BARNETT arrived home , Wednesday -
day night , from a business trip to Oinalia
P. A. WELLS came Monte , Monday
night , front his trip to Lincoln and other
eastern Nebraska points ,
A. A. WELLER came up from Syracuse
last night , to assist the DeGroffs in preparations -
arations to move to Nebraska City.
REV. A. J. CLIFTON occupied the
Methodist pulpit , Sunday morning and
evening , preaching to full houses.
L. A. PAYNE of Hastings spent part
of the week in the city organizing an
auxiliary club of the Nebraska club.
GEORGE HANLEIN arrived from
Washington state , Monday evening.
And he seemed to be pleased to gefback.
MR. AND MRS. C. C. INGALLS , parents
of Mrs. A. S. Campbell , arrived home ,
Saturday evening , from a visit to Hast-
Miss IDA LELAND of a Hastings , is a
guest of Mrs. 0. S. Burnett , this week.
Miss Leland is quite an accomplished
and engaging violinist.
MRS. N. S. BERRY departed , this
morning , for Chicago and Virginia , Illinois -
linois , to be absent during the summer ,
visiting her children.
MRS. W. F. LAWSON departed on
Tuesday morning for Hinckley , Illinois ,
on a visit of some length to an aunt.
Master Francis accompanied her.
- BANKER AND MRS. CHARLES MILLER
and son of Fairmont , this state , arrived
in the city , last Friday night , and have
been tine guests of Banker and Mrs. J.
W. Hupp. .
REGISTER CAMPBELL , J.V. . Hupp
and James Doyle attended the sound
money Deniocraric state convention in
: , incoln , Wednesday , returning home on
MRS. C. DEGROFF and the children
will leave for their new home in Nebraska -
raska City , tonight , witlthe regrets and
well wishes of many friends madeduring
their few years residence in our city.
CHARLIE MCCONNELL left on Wednesday -
nesday morning for his home in Virginia -
ginia , Illinois , to be absent a month erse
so for the benefit of his health , which
has not been good for quite a while.
MR. AND MRS. T. B. WEEDEN attended -
ed the Star of Jupiter banquet at Mc-
Cook , Monday night , and report a good
time. Plates were laid for nearly 4c 0.
The following was the bill of fare : Perpetual -
petual motion , staff of life with old grunt
trimmings , lover's delight , the Star's
scrap bag , crimson rims , pride of Kalamazoo -
mazoo , deluge , bits of nature , jersey's
best , extract of amber and trimmings.-
To the Ladles of McCook and
Since the Retirement from Business of
the only Exclusive dry goods establishment -
ment in McCook , we have decided to enlarge -
large our stock and carry a full and com-
plete.line of dry goods.
Ina d'ay'orso.our new goods will be
here , t onsisting of the latest patterns in
all lines . of summer dress goods. The
ladies.of , McCook and vicinity are cordially -
dially invited to come and inspect our
stock ; we will take pleasure in showing
our goods whether you purchase or not.
Yours Respectfully , .
MCCooK MERCANTILE 'CO.
An Auxiliary Club.
L. A. Payne of Hastings , organizer of
Nebraska clubs , Wednesday organized
an auxiliary club for McCook and Red
Willow county , with 37 members and 6t
shares of stock. The local club elected :
H. H. Troth , president ; C. F. Babcock ,
secretary ; W. T. Lawson , treasurer ; C. J.
Ryan and Elmer Rowell , directors.
More Rain and Wind.
Another fine rain , Monday night and
Tuesday morning , being followed by a
high wind. The storm was much heavier
vest of here , between three and four
riches of water falling in the Benkehniil
neighborhood and west of there in a fecv
, . .
BONUS WILL BE VOTED
The City Council Calls a Special Election -
tion for June 0th.
NO OPPOSITION IS EXPECTED
McCook Will Give $ i 0,000 to Assist
the County in Building a Suitable -
able Court House.
In order to expedite the matter an adjourned -
journed session of the city council was
held on Tuesday evening , when the
petition asking the council to call a
special election for the purpose of submitting -
mitting a proposition to the legal voters
of our city to vote bonds in the sum of
$10,000 to assist the county in build-
fug a court house , was unanimously
granted , and the proper notice of such
election , to be found elsewhere in this
issue of THE TRIBUNE , was ordered prepared -
pared and published.
The date set for the special election is
Tuesday , June 9th , and while there
seems to be no room for opposition , nor
any strong indications that there will be
any , yet it behooves those interested in
maintaining the integrity of this community -
munity to see to it that the bonds proposition -
osition receives a full and favorable vote.
The matter should be kept agitated and
warm to the end that the bonds may receive -
ceive a large vote. Our sacred promise
is out. Let us loyally and grandly reclaim -
claim the promise , making the vote
practically solid for the proposition.
McCook can very well afford to be gen-
VJhere to Find Them.
A portion df the county officials have
already moved their families and household -
hold effects to the new capital , and
others will follow as soon as suitable
quarters can be secured , and other matters -
ters satisfactorily arranged :
J. B , Meserve , county treasurer , and
wife are at present on upper Marshall
with their daughter.
I. M. Smith , county judge , has not as
yet moved his family , but expects to in
J. H. Bayston , the clerk of the district
court's deputy , is occupying the Birdsell
dwelling on corner of Monroe and Da-
J. H. Berge , the county treasurer's
deputy , has moved into the Battershall
dwelling in the northeastern part of the
G. C Boatman , clerk of the district
court , is occupying the McAdams house
on south IIIcParland.
R. A.Green , county clerk , is located in
the Cresswell house in the extreme
northeastern part of the city.
J. R. Neel has not moved his family
either , but doubtless will as soon as the
jail question is settled and quarters are
L. A Carnahan , county superintendent -
ent , is single , and his visits to the county
seat and his office here will be periodical
for the present at least.
Will Have a Parsonage.
The Episcopal people have bought the
Shevlin dwelling on the northwest hillside -
side and expect shortly to remove the
same onto the two lots recently bought
by then just north of the Lutheran
church , where they now own in all four
lots. The house will be thoroughly
renovated , painted etc. , verandas will be
added , and the structure placed in comfortable -
fortable and attractive shape throughout -
out , giving them quite a desirable par-
This makes the third dwelling the
Episcopalians have purchased in this
part of the state within a few weeks , the
others being in Arapahoe and Red Cloud
When Realization Is Possible.
You will never fully realize the value
and overshadowing importance of the
paste-pot and sheep shears until you
have perused "the Handsomest , the
Most Original and Complete , and the
Largest Circulated of Newspapers in
Southwestern Nebraska" .
Card of Thanks.
We are most grateful to the good
friends and neigbors for all their kindnesses -
nesses and assistance rendered during
the illness and after the "fallingto sleep"
of our darling and only child , Marjorie. 1
MR. AND MRS. D. W CoLsoN.
Get in the Clear.
You had better get your best sprinkler
to the front and your half inch in the
clear. The tester will be around soon to
see how much you are exceeding the a
CATnOLIC-Mass at 8 o'clock a. iii.
High mass and sermon at Io:3o , a. ma ,
with 'choir. Sunday school at 2:30 , p , m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HICKEY , Pastor.
METHODIST-Sunday school at ioa
Preaching at I l ; subject , "Greatness and
Gentleness" . Class meeting at i2. Junior
league a t 3. Epwortli league at 7. Preaching -
ing at 8 ; subject , "Original Sin" .
J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
BAPTIST-The pastor will preach in
McConnell hall at u a. m. and S p , ni.
Subject for the morning , "A Day in the
King's Palace" . Bible school at Io a. ui.
B. Y. P. U. meeting at 7 p. m. A cordial -
dial invitation to all.
. G. P. FUSON , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL-Services will be held at
the Episcopal church , January 12th and
every alternate Sunday at ii a. in. and
8 p. m. Sunday school at io a , m. every
Sunday. Ladies' Guild meets every
Wednesday evening after the 7:30 : ser-
CONGREGATIONAL-Morning theme ,
"Life-its'teliefs" . Sermon followed by
the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Evening topic , "Lions in the Way" .
Sunday school at to o'clock ; Endeavor
society at 7 o'clock. Topic , "Be of Good
Cheer" ; leader , Nellie Gunn. Wednesday -
day evening prayer meeting at 7:30 o'-
clock. You will be welcomed at all
these services. HART L. PRESTON ,
The Death of Marjorie Colson.
Last Saturday afternoon , little Marjorie -
rie Colson , aged four years , quietly fell
asleep iii her mother's arms and her
bright child-spirit winged its flight to
the better home on high. The little one
suffered with a complication of ills :
mumps , whooping cough and finally
pneumonia ; and though every effort was
put forth to sooth and save , they were
all unavailing , and another charming
fiowe.'of rich promise was transplanted
to the Father's garden of love and purity -
Brief services were conducted by Rev.
R. L. Knox of the Episcopal church at
the home of W. H. Edwards , Monday
morning , which were attended by sympathetic -
pathetic friends and neighbors , after
which the remains were tenderly and
lovingly mingled with mother earth in
The bereaved parents and family have
the deep sympathy of all in the unspeakable -
able sadness and sorrow that have come
into their lives here , where t hey sought
health for the departed.
The f. 0.0. F. Memorial Sermon.
Rev. G. P. Fuson of the Baptist church
preached an excellent sermon , Sunday
morning , in the Menard hall , appropriate -
ate to the 79th anniversary occasion of
Oddfellowship. The McCook lodge attended -
tended in a body , and others in numbers .
to well fill the hall. "Lessons of Char-
ity" was the subject of the able dis-
course. Tice music was also good.
At the regular meeting of McCook
Lodge No. 157 , I. 0. 0. F , the following
resolutions were adopted and ordered
spread upon the records of the lodge and
a copy of the same presented to Brother
G. P Fuson :
"RESOLVED , That the thanks of Mc-
Cook Lodge No. 137 , I. 0.0. F. be given -
en to Brother G. P. Fuson for the anniversary -
versary sermon delivered by him in behalf -
half of McCook Lodge No. 137 , visiting
brothers and friends , on Sunday , April
26th , 1896 , also , 1
' 'RESOLVED , That the thanks of the
lodge be extended to the church choir ,
who furnished the music so appropriate.
ly for the occasion" .
The Case Was Dismissed.
Tha mandamus suit of the county
against ex-County Clerk Roper to corn1
pet the restoration of some $500 in fees
alleged to be illegally retained by that s
officer came up before Judge G. W. Nor- v
ri s in chambers , Wednesday. The suit t
was dismissed by the Judge on the s
ground that mandamus was not the
The next move of the county is not
A Musical Recital. t
Monday evening , at the home of Mrs
W. D. Burnett , the music class of Miss
Bertha Boyle gave a very enjoyable re- S
vital , to which many of the parents
and friends of the members were invited ,
and in which a little outside talent par-
ticipated. The affair was altogether dec
ightful and pleased both parents and
patrons. Miss Bertha has unusual talent t
both in execution and the ability to % mc
part musical instruction.
A Big Spread Tonight.
The Oddfellows are preparing to give
great spread tanight , of which we will o
give the pleasing features , next week. t
ARE GOING CAREFULLY
The New Council Disposed to Proceed
With Great Caution ,
EVERYTHING MUST BE IN FORM
Want to Leave no Opportunity for
Future Quibbling Over
The city council was in regular session ,
Monday evening , with the full board and
all officers present.
License to run a saloon wasgranted to
P. Walsh , but the other applications for
saloon licenses were referred back for additional -
ditional signers to bonds.
Druggists permits were granted I , . W.
McConnell & Co. and Albert McMillen.
Billiard licenses were ordered issued
to J. H. Bennett and \V. M. Lewis.
The petition for a bond election was
held over for some modifications esteemed -
teemed necessary to their absolute legal-
The bond of A. C. Ebert , city treasurer -
urer elect was accepted. An adjournment -
ment was taken to Tuesday evening to
finish up the business before the board.
On Tuesday evening saloon licenses
were granted to Samuel Strasser and A.
The bonds petition was granted without -
A number of small claims were al-
An adjournment was taken until tomorrow -
morrow night to pass upon the city treas-
urer's report and a few other items of
The Faber Pusher's Lament.
They're coming , oh , they're coming ! I
can feel theni in the air. The campaign
days are coming on with all their cumbering -
bering care. And candidates will roam
about as they have ever done , and they
will buttonhole me oft when I've forgot
my gun. I soon will smell their pickled
breath and smoke their bad cigars ,
while they talk me half to death-oh ,
that's the thought that jars ! They'll vow
they are patriots one and all and we'll
know they lie. The love that holds them
in its thrall is the love of public pie.
They're coming , oh , they're coming !
The election days are near , with orators
and patriots and candidates and beer.
And I must get my Faber out and whet
it to a point , and prove the other party's
brain is badly out of joint ; for if there
be an addled pate , as people must agree ,
it's carried by the brindled cuss who
don't agree with me. The fellow twho
would office hold from parties not my
own is spavined , gangrened and knock-
kneed and lacks the dorsal hone. It is
not only his head no idea could keep ;
' much 'tis said of
he's suspected so stealing -
ing Thompson's sheep. All this and
more I'll have to prove , as patriot true
and tried ; for campaign days are coming
on ; the chasm's yawning wide. Oh , let
me fly the Senegal , or e'en to Celon hie ,
exile me past the Chinese wall , or haply
et me die. For I am weary as I write
my thoughts in sadness shape-election
days are coming on and there is no es-
Jasper's Jolly Joshings.
Two years from today-April ( 24)- )
Indianola will have a third larger popu-
ation than at present. . . .The removal
of the county seat is only an incident in
the history of Indianola. It is not a
Calamity..A ; telephone connecting In-
dianola with the Meeker block , Mc-
Cook , will cost about $6oo ; the editor of
he Reporter will give $25. . . , Last week ,
McCook blowed itself up , swelled and.
reeked with the fumes of a soap-bubble
sandal , which , when touched by truth ,
anished and left the scandal-mongers
vith a bad taste from their own foul
tomachs..A very few pupils will go
0McCook on account of moving the
county seat. Indianola Reporter.
Death of an Aged Citizen.
Last Saturday evening , Patrick Troy ,
he aged employe of the Burlington
company in the sand house here , passed
away , at the age of 70 years , with con-
umption. The deceased was the father
of Mrs. Sheridan Clyde of Indiana.
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. J. W. Hickey of Saint Patrick's
hunch on Tuesday morning at ten
o'clock in the church , and from thence
he remains were buried in Calvary
House Plants at Knipple's.
Knipple has just received a large ship-
mentof handsome , vigorous house plants
f many varieties. Call at once while
he assortment is complete.
FOR A CENT.
The brick for the court house vault
were deliveredouthegroundfirst of the
The Baptist people are expecting to
build themselves a church ho me in the y
not distant future.
The Star of Jupiter is a new order that
is having quite a run in some parts of
the state.-Lincoln Journal.
The Barnett Lumber Co , were putting
up the Page fencing for J R. Penney
and A. C. Marsh , last week.
M. C. Maxwell has fenced his alfalfa
with Page Woven Wire fence. The
Barnett Lumber Co. are agents. t
Try Dust Killer. Guaranteed to kill
the dust on your floor. It will give sat-
isfaction. Sold by A. MCAILLUN.
Nebraska sent nearly one-third of the
total receipts of sheep at the Chicago
market , during the mouth of March.
The annual strawberry box cod is now
being exercised for circulation by the
facetious newspaper writers. Is it not
about time to invert the box ?
The next meeting of the comulission-
ers will be held on June 9th-and the
question of the equalization of taxes
will then be considered.
The Indianola board of U. S. pension
examining surgeons will still have their
weekly meetings in Indianola.-Bartley
The recent shipment of stock front
this county , per special train , to the
Omaha market , was unfortunate in striking -
ing a low market , and hence was not
Charles Northrup has dropped out of
school and is helping C. H. Boyle in the
oiice ! business , in the abstracting department -
partment recently taken on since the
removal of tlce comity seat.
The ladies' Guild of the Episcopal
church will give an Art exhibition and
social at the chapel on Wednesday evening -
ing , May 6th , 1896. They have prepared
a special programme. Admission for
adults , 25c. ; children , ioc.
Orleans reports the Tennesseeans im-
mense. The best entertainment they
have ever had. Don't miss them. Will
be at Menard's opera house on Saturday
evening , May 2d. A few reserved seats
to be had at McConnell & Co.'s drug
store. Children 25c. , general admission
35C. , reserved seats 5oc.
Snowden and Millers's Original Ten-
nesseean Jubilee Singers will sing in the
opera hall on Saturday evening , May 2i1 ,
under auspices of the Christian Endeavor
society. Reserved seats on sale at Mc-
Connell's drug store. Tickets 35 and 5o
cents. A rare musical treat is promised
by this well known company of colored
vocalists. Secure your seats while a
choice can be made.
Mrs. Charles Bergster Dead.
Mrs. Charles Bergster died on last
Saturday , April 25 , from an attack of
paralysis , on the farm northwest of the
city. The funeral services were connduct-
ed in the German Congregational church ,
Sunday afternoon , by the Rev. Abraham
Hodel of Culbertson , and were largely
attended by sympathetic friends and
neighbors , burial following in Longview
The sympathy of the entire neighborhood -
hood goes out to the bereaved ones in
[ AUGUSTA RHI EHART was born in St.
Louis , Missouri , on March 6th , 1846 , and
was married to Henry Sheeser in 1867.
Two children were born of this union ,
Mrs. S. M. Cochran and Henry Sheeser ,
both of our city. Mr. Sheeser died in
St. Louis in 1870 , and Mrs. Sheeser was
again married , to Charles Bergster , in
1871. They came to Red Willow county ,
Nebraska , in the spring of 1881. Of this
marriagewereborn five children , two are
still living , Willie and Emma Bergster.
btrs. Bergster died on April 25 , 1896 , of
paralysis , having been a consistent mem- i
her of the Lutheran church since she
.vas 14 years of age. ]
To Subscribers of The Tribune.
Readers of TIlE TRIBUNE will please
remember that cash is an essential in
the publication of a paper. The Pub-
isher has been very lenient during the
past few years , on account of crop failures -
ures and hard times , and as a consequence -
quence many hundreds of dollars are
due on subscriptions. We are now compelled -
pelled to request all who can to call and
make settlement in full or in part. In
view of the facts , our subscribers must
feel the justice and urgency of this re-
quest. THE PUBLISHER.
Lantern Class ,
This evening at S o'clock , conducted
by Mr. Valentine. Subject , "Land
larks in History" .
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