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* FOURTEENTH YEAR McCOUK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. MAY , 1896. NUMBER 52.
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Charming and Varied Entertainment
by Home Talent.
AN ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE
Packed the Menard Opera House
to Witness the Performance ,
Which Was Repeated.
? "The of Fame" the
, it Temple , spectacular -
ular , musical and literary entertainment
1 given by local talent in the Menard
opera house , Wednesday evening , under
( auspices of McCook lodge No. t , Star of
, Jupiter and the direction of Miss Grace
Garwood , was a tremendously gratifying
success , attracting a packed house and
entertaining the large audience most
pleasingly. When the brief while occupied -
cupied in the preparation of all the details -
tails of the entertainment is considered ,
t the making of the numerous and pretty
S costumes , the learning of music , de.
clamation , etc. , the performance given
is entitled to quite unstinted praise , and
u all concerned in the affair are to be
' congratulated warmly upon the unquali-
fled success of the same.
Mrs. T. A. Erb , as "Queen of Fame" ,
made a happy impression , the charming
effect of which was heighleiied by the
l attractiveness of her pretty attendants ,
Maggie Cullen , Katie Mullen , Mabel
' Perry and Stella Norval ; and the courtly
politness of the pages , Frank Colfer and
) Albert Berry.
Mrs. Frank Kendlen's impersonation
of Mary , Queen of Scots , was an artistic
success both as to declamation and cos-
a Miss Mary Watson presented the
t claims of Grace Darling for the wreath
of fame in a modest manner.
i , Russell McMillen's Socrates was dig-
} nified and all rig. ; Miss Addle Doan's
Xanthippe was immense.
A Sister of Charity was becomingly
represented by Mrs. F. A. Pennell.
Mrs. C. W. Bronson's characterization
y of Top- was the star performance of
the evening , and a continuous source of
Miss Grace Sanborn made a superb
Miriam in voice and action. Her maids -
s ' .1 ens were Misses Clara Jenkins , Mabel
Jordan , Nellie Halligan , Mollie Ryan ,
Mamie Condon and Myrtle Duffey.
v Their tambourine march and sing-
4 ing , together with their effective cos-
i turnery constituted a very pretty feature.
Miss Olive Rittenhouse took the lines
, and part of Maud Muller well.
Clyde Stultz made a fetching and effective -
fective Bridget O'Flanagaii.
} Miss Hannah Stangeland sang very effectively
fectively as Jennie Lind.
V. H. Solliday took the linen off the
1 shrubbery in his search for the noblest
work of God as Diogenes.
The strong claiinsof Sappho were well
put by Miss Jennie Gibbons.
Phoebe and Alice Cary by Miss Bertha
Boyle and Mrs. Ed. Beyrer were strong
c and excellent representations.
Mrs. L. Day was a splendid Samantha
1 f Allen and was going to git the wreath.
iliss Nellie Brown as Pocahontas was
one of the best characterizations of the
evening. Bert McCarl's Captain John
Smith was all right.
Charles McManigal offered Christo-
piier Columbus' bid for the laurel in
Airs. Dennis Fitzgerald made a good
appearance as Queen Isabella , and the 1
I court singers in costuue , T. A. McCarl , i
leader , and Boys-Eddie Badcon , George
LaTouretteGeorge CampbellLouis Johnson -
son , Tom O'Connell , Conrad Stiles , John
" . Archibald , Worth Coleman , Robert Gunn
and George Burgess ; Girls-Gertte Knox ,
Luella Thompson , Lettie Knipple , Edna
Yarger , Ethel Pope , Emma Perry , Bessie
" Bornneman , Marcella Ryan , Anna Erb and
Alta Haley , added a delightful element
q \ with their marching and song.
Mrs. Partington and Ike by Mrs. W.
G. Dutton and J. F. Forbes was full of
mirth , and strongly taken.
' Little Dollie Pennell as Cupid charmed
Miss Ona Simons was a clever Hypatia r
and the representation was well received.
Arthur Colfer and Millie Elbert as
General and Mrs. Tom Thumb werevery
' cute in action and duet.
Miss Nettie Smith's Joan of Arc was t
.g , splendid , her declamation unusually
, strong and clear.
Miss Ellington Wilson was especially
I effective as Patti. Her song was an artistic - a
tistic feature of the evening.
In representing Robert Burns Charles
McCarl sang very acceptably.
41 George and Martha \Vashington made t
a good appearance in persons of C. I.
j 1 Hall and Mrs. Nellie Johnson.
3 But when Mrs. J. A. Gunn offered the
claims of Mother Goose , and the Mother
Goose chorus , consisting of Charlie Mag-
ner , Jessie Pope , Harold Sutton , Ida
Anton , Horace Cole , Mary Cole , How-
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arch Oyster , Hazel Coleman , Harvey
Coleman an(1 Minnie Berry , joined in
the plea , there was nothing for the Queen
of Tame to do but crown Mother Goose.
And this brought to a close an entertainment -
tainment upon vliich we congratulate ,
director , participants , assistants , one and
On Thursday evening the entertainment -
ment was repeated , and its merit and
popularity were again attested by presence -
ence aud applause of a comportably full
house. The performance upon this occasion -
casion was better , if anything , than on
the initial appearance. Miss Garwood's
efforts especially were enjoyed.
aL cs&st"ve xfam4le lteaCa o
P. A. WELLS was in Lincoln , Wednes-
C. E. SHAW is here from Denver on
J. P. ISRAEL , was down from Benkel-
man , Monday evening.
E. F. STEPHENS , the Crete nurseryman -
man , was a city visitor , last Friday.
REGISTER CAMPBELL and family have
moved into the DeGroff residence.
MR. AND MRS. D. L. BISHop have
taken quarters in the Oyster residence.
RECEIVER GIBBONS and Master Tommy -
my visited Orleans friends and relatives ,
J. E. KELLEY dropped down from
Manitou , Saturdry morning , returning
on Saturday night's passenger.
PATRICK O'HARE was in Trenton ,
last week , before the Hitchcock county
pension board for exauination for a
MRS. T. G. REEs is in the city , guest
of Mrs. W. S. Perry. They are now located -
cated in Wallace , where Mr. Rees is the
MRS. J. E. RoBINsoN and Mr. E. E.
Magee received word , close past week ,
of the serious illness of a brother in the
eastern part of the state.
MRS. SHERIDAN CLYDE is here from
her home in Indiana , on a visit to relatives -
tives and friends. She arrived Wednesday -
day night , accompanied by her child.
DR. W. V. GAGE was summoned to
Benkelman , yesterday afternoon , to see
Freeman Scott , an old settler who was
seriously injured in a runaway accident ,
and whose recovery is a matter of some
concern and doubt.
To the Ladies 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 complete -
plete line of dry goods.
In a day or so our new goods will be
here , consisting 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 ,
MCCooi MERCANTILE Co.
A Good Shower.
Two or three comfortable little showers -
ers prevailed in this city and vicinity ,
ast night and this morning. The fall
S supposed to have been heavier on the
South Side. The promised frost for last
night happily failed to materialize.
Good Pasture for Stock.
I have good pasture for a large number i
of cattle or horses. Plenty of water and
shade and good fencing. Rates reason-
able. Call at the Stewart ranch on Dry t
creek or address , J. A. RESH ,
THE TRIBUNE wants correspondence
from every precinct and town in Red
Willow county. Terms readily given on
Plenty of Farms for Rent.
A number of good farms for rent.
Call early and get your choice. Apply
o P. A. WELLS , over Citizens bank. t
Lantern Class at 8.15.
Portraits of famous persons. Talk
nd reading by Mr. Valentine. Music p
by school orchestra.
We Burn Wood
When we can get it. If your subscripe
Lou is delinquent andyou have the wood b
bong us in a load or two.
Pansies and Verbenas.
Pansy and Verbena Plants at Knip-
le's on Monday.
Cabbage and Tomato Plants-Knipple. :
IT CAUGHT THE COON
He Was an Expert at Zigzagging and
a Swift Runner , but
POLICEMAN MALCOLM'S BULLET
Got in his Way and he Hadto Stop--
An Exciting Incident in
Last Saturday morning early inn compelling -
pelling a negro tramp to heave toPohice-
man Joe Malcolm lodged a bullet in
the colored man's anatomy which
might have proven a serious matter with
all persons concerned. It seems that
Policeman Coglizer and Policeman Malcolm -
colm were engaged in rounding up the
bums in the railroad yard. Among the
number were two negroes. They refused
to obey the commands of the police and
started to run. The policemen followed ,
but the negroes seemed to be the better
sprinters ; and finally Malcolm brought
his revolver into action , with the result
that lie plunked a bullet into the hack
of one of the negroes , the bullet glanc-
lulg around a rib and lodging under the
skin on the opposite side , where Dr.
W. V. Gage subsequently cut it out.
Doubtless the fact that the ball was well
spent by the time it caught up with the
fleeing negro saved his life , Policeman
Malcolm a whole lot of trouble of his
own , and the city a robust damage suit.
The negro's wound was dressed and
he was detained here until Sunday evening -
ing , when he was provided with transportation -
portation east , being dropped off No.
4 at Arapahoe , we hear it stated. [ It
is however hinted that he is now
in the city and that future and unexpected -
pected developments may be looked for. ]
While the incident has caused much
and severe criticism , and the action of
the policeman was unjustifiable , yet we
only want to impress the lesson that
such work is inexcusable , and throws
the officer as well as the city liable to
serious results. Guth plays should be
reserved for the most serious emergencies -
cies and bullets cannot be used safely to
stop fleeing tramps.
It Was a Little Awkward.
illonday morning , Policeman Coglizer
mistook Ales. Smith , tenanton the Lawson -
son hog ranch south of town for a tramp ,
and invited him to make his presence in
the city scarce. It seems to be a question -
tion whom the joke is on hardest , Ales.
or Cog , as the former has been a citizen
of McCook and vicinity for quite a number -
ber of years. However , the force in
their zeal to abate the tramp nuisance
must use good judgment.
Not in it With the Deacon.
A very good and pious old lady living
at Indianola , in speaking of the removal
of the county seat from that place to Mc-
Cook , said : It was the good Lord's
will that Indianola should remain the
county seat , but added that the Lord
didn't stand any show in a contest case
when W. S. Morlan was around.-Mor-
Orleans Chautauqua Dates.
T. DeWitt Talmage , Sunday , June 7th. t
William Hawley Smith , June I , 2 , 3.
David C. Cook , June 1o to 17. Joseph
T. Berry , June IS to 25. M. M. Park-
hurst , week of June Loth. Write to J. L. i
11IcBrien or H. R. Easterbrook , Orleans ,
Nebraska , for catalogue.
It is stated that W. T. Lindsay , known s
o fame as the erstwhile publisher of the
1dcCook Independent Enterprise , will
n the near future commence the publication - s
cation of a Populist paper in Beaver
City , May the good Lord have pity on
heir poor souls.
A New Smokestack.
The McCook electric light works put
up a new smokestack , Tuesday , in place P
I the one blown down , two or three
weeks since in the storm which they especially - t
pecially remember to the tune of two or
ree hundred dollars damage.
Decoration Day. p
The committee having in charge s
he preparation of the programme for d
Iemorial day are not quite ready to q
make known the result of their efforts.s
The programme will appear in the city it
apers , nest week.
Engraving and Embossing.
If you take pleasure in goad stationa
ry , try Crane's. It's fine and reasonat h
le in price. We also do engraving of
ards and embossing ofletter paper. See t o
samples and get prices. c
You can get lee fine Tomato Plants at t
nipple's for 5oc , d
his tztTer kc'-t : x c
CAT130LIC-Mass at S o'clock a , nt.
High mass and sermon at ro:3o , a , ni. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 , p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HICKEY , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL-Services will be held at
the Episcopal church , January 12th and
every alternate Sunday at ii a , tn , and
S p. in. Sunday school at ro a. in. every
Sunday. Ladies' Guild meets every
Wednesday evening after the 7:30 ser-
BAPTIST-Preaching at I Ioo a. nl. and
8oo : p , m. Theme for the morning hour ,
"Walking with God" . Evening , "Des-
tiny" . Bible school at Iooo : a. ni. ; B.
V. P. U. meeting at 7:00 p. m. You will
be cordially welcomed to any of thees
services. G. P. FUSON , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL-Sermons by the
pastor at It a. m. and S p , ni. Morning
subject , "Life , Its Acts" . Sunday school
at 10 o'clock. Christian Endeavor at 7
o'clock , Maud Wood , leader. Prayer
meeting at 7:30 o'clock , Wednesday eve-
fling. All are cordially invited to attend
HART L. PRESTON , Pastor.
Resolutions of Condolence ,
WIIEREAS , Our heavenly Father in
His wise providence has removed from
aul0ng us Mrs. Augusta Bergster , the
mother of our esteemed brother , Henry
Sheeser , therefore be it
RESOLVED , That we extend to our
brother and the sorrowing family our
deepest sympathy and commend them
to the lave of our Father who art in
heaven , and
RESOLVED , That these resolutions be
placed upon the records of this lodge , a
copy he sent to the local papers , and one
to our bereaved brother.
C. G. COGLIZER.
J. A. RITcIIIE.
Committee from McCook Lodge No.
r37 , I. 0.0. F.
: A Sllght Error.
Reno have wish to appear controver-
ial in this instance , but the statement
made by the.esteemed Times , last week ,
as to the infrequency of the performance
of a surgical operation in cases of appendicitis -
dicitis , iii this part of Nebraska , is certainly -
tainly erroneous. Ten or a dozen such
operations have been performed in past
few years , with favorable results in most
instances , in southwestern Nebraskaand
the operation can now hardly be styled
infrequent. A READER.
Is Growing Old.
TILE TRIBUNE will with nest issue enter -
ter upon its fifteenth year. It is the
publisher's modest endeavor to make
the paper better with age. How we succeed -
ceed we are satisfied to leaveto thejudg-
ngent of our patrons. 1t
An Unintentional Omission.
In naming the teachers elected by the
board for the ensuing school year , last
veek , we unintentionally omitted the
name of Miss Hannah Stangeland , who
was also chosen. i
A Grade Picnic. t
The members of the Eleventh grade
udulged in the pleasures of a picnic on t
Red Willow creek. Saturday , and of
course had an entrancing time , together
vitli a few invited friends.
FOR A CENT. f
And we all may be happy yet.
\Valh paper-All prices from 4c. to 20C.
per roll at McMillen's drug store.
Pansy and Verbena Plants at KniP- b
he's , Monday ,
Try Dust Killer. Guaranteed to kill
he dust on your floor. It will give sat-
; faction. Sold by A. MCMILLEN.
It takes a rich man to draw a check , a al
retty girl to draw attention , a brave b
oldier to draw a pension , a horse to t a
raw a cart , a deacon to draw three
ueens , a porous plaster to draw the
kin , a hypocrite to draw a cork , a free
nch to draw a crowd. J
The Pythian hand entertained the Mcb
onnell hall full of admirers , last Friday
vening , with oneof their charming and
rtistic concerts. President Barnes of n
e Nebraska state fair association , who
as expected to be present , and who was 0 ]
have been tendered a reception in
onnection with the concert , failed to
ut in an appearance , to the disappointo
rent of many. He subsequently wrote
flat he would be here on some future
ate to be announced in due season , p1
THE STAR OF JUPITER
Is Increasing in Membership With
Each Weekly Meeting ,
INTEREST CONTINUES LIVELY
And the Future of the Order Grows
Brighter Steadily--A Matter
of Great Pride.
The attendance upon the Monday evening -
ning meeting of lodge No. 1 , Star of
Jupiter , packed McConnell hall to the
uncomfortalle limit , and it would seem
as though the order would find it imperative -
ative to soon secure more commodious
quarters as the weather becomes hotter
and the attendance continues or in-
There was the usual business session ,
withi eleven initiations of new members.
There was just one unusual feature of
the session , namely , the fact that there
were no new applications for member-
ship. Applications have been rolling in
so continuously and rapidly right along ,
that this one gap in the record was commented -
mented upon for its uncommonness.
The entertainment , which was to have
been provided by the South Side members -
bers of the order , could not be given for
the reason that certain essential members -
bers of the company to give the play
could not be present. They are expected
to provide the programme of entertainment -
ment for next Monday aweek , however ,
and hope to not disappoint the lodge.
To Subscribers of The Tribune.
Readers of TIlE TRIBUNE will please
remember that cash : is an essential in
the publication of a pap. The publisher -
lisher 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 con-
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.
A Fine Lodge in Stockviile.
C. F. Babcock and II. H. Berry spent
the closing days of last week in Stock-
yule , where they succeeded in organiz
Lug a lodge of the Star of Jupiter , with
III active membership which : promises
well for the future success of the order.
The boys are pleased with the businesslike -
like manner in which this new subordi- i
pate lodge starts out , and expect the
Stockville lodge to be one of the shining 1
The Junior League Social.
The Junior Leaguers received a large I
and merited patronage at their social in
the brick building south of the Commercial -
mercial hotel , Tuesday evening. The
social was in every respect a success and
iighly creditable to the young folks and I
heir able assistants of the Methodist i
church. The occasion was truly a lively s
and inspiring one for young and old.
To be Desired , t
Aposition in theMcCook publicschools ii
s something to be desired. We under-
tand there are sonic thirty odd applica-
ions on file with the board of education e
or the two or three positions an the i t
e acher corps now unfilled. These will a
not likely be filled at present. e
$2,500.00 Cash. t
For sale. The two-story and basei'
went steam heated building known as a
he Frees S. Hocknell building , at the
Dot of Main street , for $2,5oo.oo , spot
cash. Write to or inquire of
M. BALDRIDGE , Pomona , Calif. , or g
First National Bank of 11IcCook , p
Notice to Teachers.
Examination for professional life cers
ificate will be held at the high school
uilding in Oxford , Nebraska , June 9th w
rid loth , 1S96. L. A. CARNAHAN , 15
County Superintendent. o
The Pure Quill. e
We hear it stated that there is a probT
ility that a lodge of Orangemen will
e organized in our city in the not dls-
nt future.Ve may all be happy yet.
Two in One Week.
Two subordinate lodges of the Star of
upiter were organized , last week. A R
retty good record , but with a crop and
etter times its growth will be faster.
Fifteen ( r5) cents will buy a box of iv
ice writing paper at this office , containing -
taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 envelC2
500 Cabbage Plants at Knipple's for
nly$1.oo. See them.
Cabbage and Tomato Plants at Knipg
e's grocery store.
At the head of navigation on the
Western side of Contutencement Bay , as
it widens into the most wonderful and
picturesque body of all waters , we find
Tacoma , a city of 50,000 inhabitants ,
the principal commercial center of the
Pacifiic northwest , possessing the largest
and best harbor on the entire coast.
The harbor is a chief factor in the
makeup of western Washington , and
and adds largely to the prosperity of the
whole state on account of the shipping
facilities it offers to ocean traffic.
The iuttnence forests of the state furnish -
nish Pierce county' with great lumber
manufactories , shipping front 'I'acoma.
Situated on a high promontory extending -
tending into the deep waters of the
sound , rising to an altitude of from lee
to 500 feet above tide water , many views
are obtained of rare beauty.
Looking toward the north : , on the blue
and ever placid waters of this inland sea
are seen scores of sailing vessels and
ocean steamers front whose flag staffs
float the flags of many nations.
Besides the lumber industry , that of
mining ; and fruit growing stand forth in
prominence. The greatest inducement
which Tacoma and vicinity' offer to the
immigrant is the facility with which
anyone with small means niay carry on
truck farming and the raising of small
fruits. This is an ideal country' for that
purpose. Apples , prunes , plums , cherries -
ries , pears and almost all kinds of berries -
ries are grown to their utmost perfection -
tion , and in conjunction with their culture -
ture one ntay raise all varieties of vegetables -
tables , keep a few chickens and a cow
and live absolutely' off the fat of the
The climate is very equable , there being -
ing no extremes of heatorcold. During
the months of November to May or tune
there is a great deal of rain ; still flowers
1)10011111 the yards theycarround. The
summers are delightful.
The streets of the city are wide curd
cleanly , markets are convenient , the car
service throughout the city is complete
and newcomers are greeted with the
most cordial hospitality. Among the
fittest institutions are the city lulu and
court house buildings , the latter costing
$4oo,00o. Sixteen public schools , two
uuiversites and a seminary for young
ladies , offer excellent educational advan-
tages. About forty-five churches attest
the religious sentiment and fervor of the
people. Not least , but of comparatively
recent ( late , missionaries sail iron : the
port of Tacoma to engage in their work
n distant lands.
Midway between Stampede pass and
1rt. St. lichens , about 6o miles from the
city on the east the snow-capped cone of
SIt. Tacoma , over 14,000 feet high , is the
most conspicuous object in the varied
andscape. Four or five miles to the
south are the Nesqually plains , which
contain man ) ' beautiful lakes , forming a
natural park. Toward the north : on the
far distant horizon , near the British line
20 miles away , can be seen Mt. Paker ,
is lofty crest covered with everlasting
To the west between Puget Sound and -
le Pacific ocean are the Olympic inoun-
afns , their tops snow clad and of most
regular rugged lines , they seem inac-
essible , and their rough crest lines be-
eath the light clouds , gilded and paint-
d by the rays of the setting sun , exhib-
a picture that defies the painter's brush :
S well as the eloquence of the most gift-
American lake , only twelve miles from
he city limits , is a beautiful bodv of
ater. Bathing and boat houses furnish
ccommodations for the comfort and
pleasure of visitors from the city.
The waters of the sound teen : with almost -
most every variety of fish. The hetero-
eneous character of her products is sim- '
ly amazing , but the resources of thte state
re boundless , and their development
still in its infancy. The world can be
applied with lumber , and the mountains
ontain an endless supply of coal , as
ell as almost every other mineral ,
hile all around lie thousands of acres
f the most fertile land still uncultivat-
Game is abundant in many localities.
he black bear , the red deer and elk are
omnlon prey' for the hunter's skill.
Two Large Shipments.
Messrs. Fowler Wilcox and Henry'
hunch , this week , purchased 400 head
f cattle from Blanchard , Shelly &
ogers , the commission men. They expect -
pect to start the bunch today' for the
Vheaton ranch on the upper Willow ,
here they will summer the cattle.
This is the second shipment of 400
ttle that commission firm has sold
ere. The cattle came from New Mex-
For Sale Very Cheap.
A wind mill , tower , tank and pump ,
Ith 210 feet of pipe. Will sell alto-
ether or separately , and very cheap.
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