The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, May 29, 1896, Image 1

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FIFTEENTH YEAR MeCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING MAY 29 , 1896. . - 'NUMBER 2.
THE BACCALAUREATE
Sermon Delivered by the Rev. Hart L.
Preston , Sunday Evening ,
BEFORE AN IMMENSE AUDIENCE
The Interior of the Church Very
Prettily ; Decorated for the
Occasion-Program of
Commencement.
1 Standing room was at a premium , Sun-
day evening , in the Congregational
church , upon the occasion of the delivery
of the baccalaureate sermon to the class
of 96 , McCook high school , by Rev. Hart
L. Preston , pastor of the Congregational
church. The scene was an inspiring ,
brilliant one , and the occasion not lack-
ing in impressiveness
Promptly at eight o'clock the members
hers of the graduating class and the high
school teacher marched into the seats
reserved for them , and the programme
of the evening opened.
The theme of the sermon was , in brief ,
HattIe and Victory" , and the reverend '
gentleman delivered a magnificent dis- .
course along that line , adding a dash of
advice here and a suggestion of encour
agement there , all of which was inspir.
ing and pleasing to all , class , teachers
and audience.
The music by the church choir was
classic in selection and was rendered in
a highly satisfactory manner , the sing-
ing of the Gloria from Mozart's 12th
mass being especially gratifying.
As to the decoration of the church , too
much cannot be written. With a charm
% ing wealth of beautiful , fragrant potted
i and cut flowers artistically arranged over
the room , commingled with evergreen
effects , mottoes , flags etc. , the church
presented an appearance of taste and .
beauty rarely equalled in our city , and
representing an immense amount of la -
borious effort which deserves unstinted
praise.
In fine and in conclusion , the occasion
was one of the enchanting sort in which
McCook people delight and on which
they dote.
The collection of the evening was lift-
ed for the benefit of the J. K. Barnes
post , G. A. R. , to assist the post in meet
ing the expenses of Decoration day.
k GRADE EXERCISES.
. , The following interesting programme
from American poets was rendered by
the 5th and 4th grades on Thursday afternoon
. _ _ ternoon at 2:45. The exercises were
' meritorious in , performance and a source
of pleasure to all present , visitors and
r pupils.
I'ROr.RAMME. : :
Instrumental I solo . . . . . . . . . . Bessie Petersen
\Yelcume song , Eddie BadconCharleyMagner
Instrumental solo . . . . . . . . . . . Mamie : Sharkey
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Sketch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milllie Elbert
Recitation-d of December" . . Lloyd Wood
LONGFELLOW.
SOUR - "Psalm of Life" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School
Sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harold Thompson
Recitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucile Lawson
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The Children's lour" I .
Recitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GeOl c Campbell
"The Day is Done" .
Song - "Twilight" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
Instrumental I solo . . . . . . . . . Bessie Borneman
WHITTIER.
Duet . . . . . . . . . . Rena Jay , Mrs. Frank Brown
"Lady Moon" .
Sketch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nellie Ryan
Recitation - "All's \V ell" . George LaTourette
Recitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nettie Dutton
"A Dream of Summer" .
Corn Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
LOWELL. :
Sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethel Pope
Recitation - "Vussouf" . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Clute
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edna Yarger
"The First Snowfall" .
HOLMES.
Sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floyd Propper
Recitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Archibald
"The Last Leaf" .
Song-"God Bless Our Fatherland" . . School
FIELD.
Sketch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " . . Clifford Browne
Recitation - "The Duel" . . . . . . Daisy Maddux
lecitation..C iff Brown
"Seein' Things at Ni ht" .
Instrumental solo . . . . . . . . . . Winnie Phillippi
C. WlHTTAKER ,
Principal West Ward and Teacher 5th Grade.
MRS. FRANK D. BROWN ,
Teacher 4th Grade.
The following programme was given
in excellent form by the 6th , 7th and Sth
grades , East ward , \Vednesday after-
' noon at 2:30 :
PROGRAMME. : :
Piano solo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mabel Perry
Duet . . . . . . . . Anna liannan , Tom O'Connell
Piano and Violin.
Piano solo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lillie Burnett
Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
Piano solo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eva Lewis
Piano solo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Colfer
Song. . . ' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Choir
Piano solo. . . . . . . . . . . . .f. ; : . . .Bessie lenderson
Piano solo. . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . , . . . Myrtle : Pronger
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . Six Members
Piano solo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elsie Burgess
Vocal Duet..Ida and Blanche McCarl
Piano solo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Strasser
Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Valentine
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
: March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . .
Miss ELLA ALLISON ,
Teacher ; th and Sth Grades.
Miss EDNA MESEKVE ,
Teacher 6th Grade.
The 1st , 2d and 3d grades , west ward ,
held their exercises on Thursday after-
noon , giving in very enjoyable manner
and to.the evident pleasure of all the following -
lowing lengthy
PROGRAMME. : :
Song "America" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susie Walters
. Recitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gracie Wentz
Reading . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . Maggie Ecclesfield
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edna and Edith Waite
Song "Tirolee" . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
RecItation. . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Rogers
Recitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viretta Bales
Song . . . . . . . . . Tacie DeLong , Pearl Mitchell
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mae \Vooton
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Brown
Reading.-.Katie Probst
Song-"Mill : May" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
f Carrie PetersenBarbaraSchlecht ,
Lois Waite , Zella Osborn , Matie
- , . ! Elbert. Helen Burns , Mabel Cole-
Recitation -
Recitation-j ! Pearl Put-
man , Jennie Penner -
I I nam , Lee Wooton , Robert Pope ,
. . Homer Holcomb.
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Recjtation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vida Bramble
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nora Mellen
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alma Powell
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Otto llemlnck
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bessie Fuller
Song - "Jewels" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
Recjtation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kittie Brown
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Roy Rolfe
Song. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tillie Penner.Hazel ColemanLillie Schmidt
Recitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessie Pope
Recitation..Ernest lolcomb
Song. . . . . . . . . . .Ollie Houchin , Emma Melleu
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Ilenry Harris
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mildred laiilein 1
f Eva Mitchell , Edith Waite , Lulu
Color Drill Miller , Maggie Garrard , Myrtle
I i O'Leary , Hattie Schmidt , Vergic
[ Barbazctt , Harvey Coleman.
Song-"Vacation Days" . . . . . . . . " . . . . . School
MRS. MARY DUKKEY , Teacher 1st Grade.
Miss HANNAH STANGELAND ,
Teacher 2d and 3d Grades.
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Among the most interesting exercises
I of the closing week of school were those
held in South McCook on Thursday afternoon -
I ternoon , commencing at 2:30. : There
were decorations and costumes , and this
was the
PROGR , , : MME. :
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School
Recitation - "Busy Bessie" . . . Ethel Patterson
Song . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
Drill , Anna Catt , Blanche Casten , Maud Miller
Recitation - "The Cuckoo".Nora Fitzgerald
Song. . . . . . ! . . . .Stella Arnold , Harry Godfrey
Recitation - "Little Rosebud" . . Zclma Arnold
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School ,
Recitation-"The Runaway" , Leslie Nicholson
Reading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conrad Uniche
Recitation - "Popcorn" . . . . . . . Jake Ilofferbtir
Song . . . " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
Tromunderland..S Little Boys , 10 Little Girls
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School !
Song - "Good Bye" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
Miss NORA STROUD ,
Teacher 1st and 2d Grades.
The Primary grades of the east ward
had appropriate exercises on Thursday
afternoon rendering the following I
PROGRAMME. ; ;
Spring song . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schools
Recitation ' "Spacially Jim" . Lillie Campbell
Recitation - - "Seein' Things" . . . Willie Cullen
Song-"A Merry Playfellow".9 Little Girls
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helen Lawson
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruby Fitzgerald
Song - "Summer" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schools
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Taylor
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Campbell
Song "Rainbow" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schools
RecItation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luella Thompson
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice Thompson
Reading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Francis
Song Meadow Carol" . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schools
Decoration Day exercises by _ 12 boys and 12
girls ! of the "A" class , Primary grade , with
Nina Doan as "Columbia" . . . . . . . . . . . . . I
Song - "Vacation" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * . . . Schools
GRADUATING EXERCISES.
The graduating exercises of the Mc
Cook high school class of ' 96 will take
place in the Menard opera house , this
evening , and all the indications are that
the event will be one of the most auspi-
cious , interesting and meritorious in the
history of our public school system.
The class of ' 96 numbers fifteen and is
the largest ever passed for graduation :
MAUDE DOAN ,
EDITH S. OYSTER ,
J. ALBERT BEYRER ,
ROY FORBES SMITH ,
MABEL EMILY WILCOX ,
WILLIAM : HENRY MAHONEY ,
JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH MULLEN ,
DELPHINE ELIZABETH BATTERSHALL ,
MARTHA : THOMPSON : BATTERSHALL ,
Louis THEODORE THORGRIMSON ,
PERCY ELIZABETH BREWER ,
MAY EUNICE PUTNAM ,
LORA MAY LEHEW ,
ETHEL M. OYSTER , I
ERWIN HOPT. I
The complete programme of the commencement -
mencement exercises is as follows :
Overture-"La Mascotte"Audran..Orchestra
Song "Lead Kindly Light" . . . . . . . . . . School
Selection - "Stc.idella" , Flotow . . . . Orchestra
Invocation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rev. II. L. Preston
l\Iuslc-"Calvary" , Rodney . . . . . . . . Orchestra
Bugle Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
Salutatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Smith
Essay "Memories" : . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Brewer
Essay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edith Oyster
"One of Nature's Beauties" .
Music , - "Fra Diavolo" , Auber . . . 'r' , " . Orchestra !
Essay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis Thorgrimson
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"Final Difficulties"
Essay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mabel Wilcox
"From School Life to Life's School" .
Essay - "Women of America" . . . laude Doan
l\Iusic-"Fatinitza" , Suppe . . . . . . . . Orchestra
Essay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Mahoney
"Follies of Fashions" .
Essay . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josie Mullen
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"The Century's Progress" : .
Essay - "Our Sphere" . . . . . . Delia Battershall
Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orchestra
"Queen's Lace Handkerchief" , Strauss.I
Essay-"Our Sure Defense'1 . . . . . F.rwin Hopt
Essay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethel Oyster
"Hitch Your Wagon to a Star" .
Essay - "Climbing" . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bert Beyrer
Song "Guard the Flag" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School
Essay - "Influence" . . . . . . . Martha : Battershall
Class History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lora LeHew
Valedictory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May Putnam
Song-"Dream of Home".School
Awarding Diplomas . . . . . . Hon. H. H. Troth
Music - "Gloria" , : Mozart . . . . . . . . . . Orchestra
Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Superintendent
Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orchestra
"Operatic Sensation" , Clauss.
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Song : Abide With Me" , . School
Benediction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. G. 1' . Fuson
PERSONAL MENTION
J. E. KELLEY is down from Manitou ,
Colorado , on business.
ETHEL BARNETT is here to spend the
summer vacation at hame.
G. D. BURGESS had a painful fall ,
Monday , but he is around as usual again.
ANNA AND JENNIE GIBBONS went to
Orleans , Tuesday , to visit two or three
weeks.
Miss LILLIAN TROTH , who has been
in Philadelphia all winter , arrived home ,
last night.
J.W. KELLEY , the famous pugilist and
ex-editor of Beaver City , was a city visitor -
itor , yesterday.
Miss ELLA ALLISON will leave for
Chicago , Ill. , tomorrow morning , to
spend the summer vacation with her sis
ter.
MRS J. W. HUPP and Master Glen
will leave for Chicago , " 111. , tomorrow
morning , on quite an extended visit to
Illinois relatives.
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HONORED THE HEROES
Baptist : , Congregational and Methodist
Churches Unite in
UNION MEMORIAL SERVICES
Congregational Church is Prettily
and Appropriately Decorated.
Old Soldiers and Others
Fill the Church.
Union Memorial services were held in
the Congregational church , Sunday
morning , the Baptist , Methodist and
Congregational people uniting in the
services. The edifice was crowded.
Members of J. K. Barnes post , G. A. R. ,
and old soldiers attended in a body.
The Memorial sermon was preached by
Rev. J. A. Badcon of the Methodist
church , and was an eloquent , earnest
effort , in which he paid a glowing trib
ute to the courage , patriotism and fidel-
ity of the living and departed veterans
of the late rebellion ; and made a strong
plea for such a Christian citizenship in
this day.
The excellent and elaborate music of
the service was rendered by the Metho
dist choir , and the same was highly appreciated -
preciated by all.
The decorations for the occasion were
simply charming In their lavish beauty
and very generally commented upon in
most complimentary terms. They con-
sisted of flags , evergreens , potted and
cut flowers , mottoes , two stands of arms
connected by "Old Glory" , and other
appropriate emblems , all of which lent
a captivating ! air . and appearance to the
I impressive occasion.
A very earnest prayer was offered by
Rev. J. P. Fuson of the Baptist church ,
and the scripture lesson was read by
Rev. H. L. Preston of the Congregational
church. The rather small collection of
the morning will be devoted to assisting
the Armenians.
Great interest and gratifying pride
were evinced in the entire services ,
which should ever be held in high es-
teem and privilege by all truly patriotic
citizens of the republic.
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THE PEOPLE.
a . .n : : sfl- & . : . : Flcm'Aae onu&J ln.c.x:1ot : : ! ! : TOW TQ
J. H. CHRISTNER of Hayes Center was
a city visitor , Monday.
BERT SMITH is in the city , and may
decide to locate here again.
DR. L. J. SPICKELMIER has been quite
ill during the past week or more.
RECEIVER GIBBONS spent Sunday
with Orleans relatives and friends.
P. A. WELLS went in to Lincoln and
Omaha , Saturday night business.
WILL WALTERS came out from Chicago -
go , to be here over the commencement
season.
W. T. COLEMAN is able to be about
some now , after a long and painful siege
rheumatism. : .
MRS. MAX ANTON arrived home , close
of last week , from a visit of a ftwveeks
to relatives in Indiana.
MESDAMES A. CAMPBELL . S. Per-
ry , and A. L. Knowland viewed the cap
ital city'briefly , Monday.
ELMER WELDY , nephew of S. M.
Cochran , whom he has been visiting for
past three weeks , left for his home in
Indiana , Tuesday morning.
J. J. LAMBORN : circulated among his
county seat friends , Monday , going east
on No. 4 , the same evening.
MRS. T. B. BABCOCK of Fort Morgan ,
Colorado , spent Monday night in the
city en route Wisconsin on a visit.
MRS. WALKER , mother of Mrs. C. T.
Brewer , arrived from Iowa , close of last
week , on a visit to her daughter and
family.
Miss CARRIE FRASER entertained
about a score of her young Sunday school
scholars , Saturday afternoon , most en-
joyably.
MRS. S. L. MOENCH : went down to
Orleans , Wednesday morning , to attend
the commencement exercises of the Or-
leans schools. .
MR. AND MRS. D. B. SMITH , parents
of Mrs. : M. H. Cole of Coleman precinct ,
and who have been visiting here for past
three weeks , left for their Iowa home on
Tuesday * morning.
, Miss : ANNIE BABCOCK of Cambridge
visited her uncle , this week. Miss Annie
recently graduated the Cambridge schools
with highest honors , securing three
scholarships - Doane , Franklin and Or-
leans.
ED. ALLEN of Arapahoe , who is not
backward , we understand , about expressing -
pressing his desire to be the Republican
nominee for state senator in this district ,
was in the city , Monday , consulting the
gods as to whether they are propitious
to. his candidacy or not.
REV. J. A. BADCON is absent from the
city holding Quarterly Conferences in
Indianola , Garfield , Arapahoe and Ox-
ford for Presiding Elder C. A. Hale ,
who is absent in Cleveland , Ohio , attending -
tending General Conference. But he
will occupy his pulpit here , Sunday.
GEORGE HOCKNELL came out , Satur-
day night , from Omaha , where he has
been for a week or two , past. Mrs.
Hocknell and little Marguerite were
with him in Omaha , but have since been
visiting Miss Lyons ( who is now happily
married ) over in Iowa , whither Mr.
Hockneil departed Wednesday , even
ing.
A POPULAR NEW STAR.
Monday Evening's Meeting Was
of Unusual Interest.
The Monday evening meeting of Mc
Cook lodge No. i , Star of Jupiter , attracted -
tracted an unusually large attendance ,
a wide interest having been aroused in
the entertainment announced for that
evening after the usual business session.
Four or five applications for member
ship were favorably acted upon. The
matter of the proposed picnic , next
week , was discussed. Cambridge and
Red Willow are proposed as places at
which to hold the same. After consid
erable talk the matter was again left
with the committee to further investi
gate and to report at the next meeting
of the lodge.
The business concluded , lodge was
closed , and the entertainment com-
menced , the audience being largely aug
mented by visitors. From start to fin-
ish the play given by the South Side
amateur company kept the audience in
a roar of laughter and the more amus
ing scenes fairly brought down the
house. The members of the company
are to be congratulated upon the success
of their efforts and to be thanked for
their hard work in the preparation of the
comedy.
A Proposition.
I have found more than thirty people
who have been members of the Christian
church , about twenty five of whom have
never united with any other church.
McCook has more organizations now
than it should have. If any church of
McCook will take its stand on the Bible
alone , in its faith , its ordinances and its
name , these people will gladly unite
with it ; or if any of the churches will
agree on such a basis of union these peo-
ple will gladly unite with them.
In the meantime our meetings will
continue. We are evangelical in teach-
ing and our converts would be received
into the fellowship of the churches as
our members have been. We therefore
invite the cooperation of all who desire
the salvation of souls. J. M. MORRIS ,
Evangelist.
Graduating Exercises.
Doors open at 7 ; reserved seats kept for
families of graduates until 7:55 ; exer-
cises begin at S and close about 10:30.
Persons bringing flowers are requested
to leave them at the ticket office as no
flowers will be collected from the audi-
ence during the exercises.
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1\IETHoDIST-SU1111ay school at 10.
Preaching at n. Class at 12. Junior
League at 3. Epworth League at 7.
Preaching at S. All are welcome.
REV. J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
CATHOLIC-Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. m. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 : , p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. \V. HICKEY , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL-Services will be held at
the Episcopal church , January 12th and
every alternate Sunday at II a. m. and
S p. in. Sunday school at 10 a. in. every
Sunday. Ladies' Guild meets every
Wednesday evening after the 7:30 : ser-
vice.
BAPTIST-The usual services will be
held in the McConnell hall. Bible school
at 10 a. m. Preaching at II a. in. and
S p. in. Morning : subject , "A Visitor
From the Ivory Palaces" . B. Y. P. U.
meeting at 7 p. m. A cordial invitation
to all. REV. G. P. FUSON , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL - Morning topic-
"Life , its results" . Evening topic-
"The Broken Prison" . Sunday school
at 10 o'clock. Endeavor society at 7
o'clock , Grace Brinton , leader. Prayer
meeting at 8 o'clockVednesday even-
ing. A cordial invitation is extended to
all the services of the church.
HART L. PRESTON , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN J. M. : Morris will preach
in the city hall on Saturday night on
"The Creed of the Church of Christ" ;
Sunday at 3 p. m. on "The Christian
Armor-how to put it on and how to
wear it" ; Sunday at 8 p. m. in Menard
hall on , "Eight reasons why I ant a dis-
ciple of Christ or Christian" . Meetings
will continue next week. All are cor-
dially invited.
The Simpson Mercantile Co.
In another column appears a notice of
the incorporation of the Simpson Mer
cantile Company with a capital stock of
$50,000. General merchandising and
real estate dealing will be followed by
the company.
The principal place of transacting bus-
iness will be in this city , where the laud
business of the company will be conduc-
ted. The mercantile department will be
carried on in Norton , Kansas.
William Simpson , J. A. Simpson and
George Hocknell are the incorporators
of the company , whose corporate exis-
tence will end in fifty years.
Death of Baby Worden.
A deep sorrow entered the home of
Fireman and Mrs. F. L. Worden , last
Saturday , when death came and claimed
their baby of but a few months old.
The little one's brief earthly sojourn
had been pretty largely one of pain and
illness , and the tender drooping bud was
but transplanted to the Father's garden
where all is sweetness and light. The
funeral occurred , Sunday afternoon from
the home , interment following in Long-
view cemetery.
Pansies and Verbenas.
Pansy and Verbena Plants at Knip-
ple's on Monday. :
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IT IS A FATAL MALADY
For the Lewis Family-Five Children
Have Died With It.
WHOOPING COUGH CARRIES OFF
I Little Edward Lewis Sunday Morn-
I ing - - Their Daughter Josie
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Also Sick With the Dis-
ease , but Improving.
In the death of little Edward Lewis ,
early last Sunday morning , an unspeak
able grief and irreparable desolation
came into the home of Engineer and
Mrs. Barney Lewis , and the great heart
of this community was touched as it has
not been for a long time , with a pro-
found sympathy for the bereaved and
stricken parents. After suffering from
an attack of whooping cough , which had
in four other instances proven fatal in
the children of the family , little Edward ,
their only son and youngest child , sud-
denly passed away on Sunday morning.
The funeral of the dear one was held on
Monday afternoon at three o'clock , brief
services being conducted at Longview
cemetery , where interment was made.
Their only child and daughter , little
Josie , has been and still is ill with the
same disease , but is better at this writ-
ing and her recovery is now expected.
Every true heart in this city goes out
to the sorrow ladened parents in their
great trial , and join in the hope that
their only remaining child maybe spared
the sad fatality that has so relentlessly
befallen the other members of the fami-
ly.
LATER-The condition of the little
girl is still very precarious , though she is
regarded as better , today.
Are Twin Scamps.
Some how or other the world has come
to regard the midnight assassin and the
anonymous letter writer as very closely
related-twin brothers in their cowardly
work. And this fact is recalled by a recent -
cent , local incident , illustrating the contemptible -
temptible work of the latter. The Mc-
Cook Mercantile Co. has been the vic-
tim of the anonymous letter writer , recently -
cently , and they have been put to considerable -
siderable annoyance because of the fact ;
and P. A. Wells informs us that the fact
that the company is and has been in
shape to meet all its engagements and
obligations alone saved them from more
serious results from this underhanded
outrage , which should be frowned down
by all who respect fairness and honor.
In the case referred to the wholesale
houses returned the letters with the hope
that the writer might be discovered and
promptly punished.
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Is it a "Sandy" , Colonel ?
That seems to be the inquiry that
naturally arises in the mind of the reader
of the Indianola Courier , when he peruses -
ruses the reiterated demand for better
support , with an intimation that the
plant will be moved to McCook in the
event of failure to come to taw.
We would like to have the Colonel
drinking our city water and preparing
his fulminations against the Burlington
and Lincoln Land Co. with the aid of
our electric lights , and enjoying all the
advantages of the valley's metropolis
and the county's capital , truly. But
Indianola can't afford to let him come ,
and leave Colonel Phillips there all
alone in his glory , monarch of all he
surveys in the newspaper field.
It was hard enough to uproot Colonel
Bishop and let him come. But the line
must be drawn somewhere and some-
time.
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Barn Destroyed and Other Loss.
We learn from the Falls City paper of
the fact that R. A. Coupe , who formerly
resided and transacted business in our
city , was one of the heavy losers by the
recent cyclone which devastated south-
eastern Nebraska. His barn was des-
troyed and other considerable loss befel
him , a fact that will be greatly regretted
by all who knew him during his resi-
dence among us.
Lovefeast and Preaching. I
There will be a religious meeting held
by the Methodist people of Box Elder
circuit , next Sunday , May 31st , in Ira
Miller's grove. Morning service to be-
gin at ten o'clock with a Lovefeast ;
preaching at II. At two in the after-
. ,
noon preaching by Rev. J. A. Badcon of
McCook. : :
Eastern Star Officers-Elect.
At the annual election Order Eastern
Star Wednesday evening , the follow-
ing officers were elected : Mrs. : : M. : J.
Cordeal , \V. M. ; Hugh \V. Cole , \V. P. ;
Mrs. E. M. Easterday , A. W. M. : ; Sylvester -
ter Cordeal , Sec'y ; Mrs. Anna Borne-
man , Treas. ; Mrs. Mary A. Burnett ,
W. C. ; Mrs. : Gertie M. : Cole , A. W. C.
Card of Thanks.
kind-I
For all the willing assistance and kind
ly sympathy given us during the illness
and after the death of our dear one we
are most profoundly and truly grateful
and thankful.
MR. AND MRS. : F. L.f ORDEN.
More Than Twice as Much.
The rainfall for the first five months
of 1895 , at this station , was but 3.50 inches -
ches ; as against S.8o inches for the same
period of time in 1896 ; or a little over
twice the amount of precipitation of last
year up to June 1st.
Something Like Blackleg.
F. S. Wilcox : has lost four or five head
of young cattle recently with a disease
unknown to him but apparently resemb-
ling blackleg in its symptoms and re
sults.
DECORATION DAY PROGRAMME
The Order and Arrangement for
Tomorrow's Services.
: \m IRI\I. DAY PROGRAMME ; ; , MAY ; 30.
Assemble at Menaid's hall at I p. m. , sharp. . .
Call to order at 1:30. . .Chairman 11.11. ] I Troth
Music : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 I J igh i School Orchestra
Song - America . . . . " . Choir and Congregation
Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chaplain J. M. Bell
Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high School Orchestra
Reading orders . . . . . . . Adjutant J. II. Yarger
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Choir
Oration . . . . . . 1'ost Commander II. I II. I Kerry !
Song . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . . . . Choir
Benediction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I C\ ' . R. L. Knox
Formation of procession under command
of Chief Marsha J. A. \Yilcox. . assisted by
Assistant Marshal Col. ! ) . S. Lei lew. Proces
sion will . form on Main : avenue , right resting
on Dennison street ; march west on Dennison
street to McDowell street , from McDowell :
, street to cemetery.
i PROGRAMME : AT CEMETERY. :
Decoration of monument to unknown dead
by children of public schools.
Decoration of soldiers' graves by G. A. K.
post and old soldiers.
TcamsViII not be permitted to enter the
cemetery during decoration services.
Can't Believe It.
THE TRIBUNE understands that it has
been declared the subject for a boycott
on the part of the W. A. 1' . A.Vc have
not been provided with a copy of the res
olution authorizing the boycott , but we
have it on very good authority that such
action was recently taken .by the local
organization. While we have every
confidence in the love of Americans for
fair play and open ane above board ac
tions , and do not fear any serious results
from the placing of this ! ' ban , yet we are
somewhat surprised that any body of
women in this land of liberty , and in the
name of patriotism , should be guilty of
such a reprehensible and unlawful act.
Seriously , we are loth to believe the re
port to be true.
The League Social.
The Epworth League held a . successful
and felicitous ice cream and strawberry
social on the lawn at II. Thompson's
residence , Tuesday evening. The wea
ther was perfect for such an occasion ,
and the league enjoyed a large patronage
and a neat profit for their work.
Cabbage Plants.
500 Cabbage Plants at Knipple's for
only $1.00. See them.
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Sweet Potato plants for sale by Knip-
ple.
Pansy and Verbena Plants at Knip
ple's , Monday.
Get Knipple's prices on Sweet Potato
plants at once.
Rev.Knox will sell his horses , carriage
and harness very cheap.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Rittenhouse , last Saturday. '
The bond election will be held on
June 9th. Remember the date and vote
for the bonds.
Tuesday of this week , Henry Penner "
moved into the building in the rear of .
the Citizens bank. ' . .
A. M. : Drew is opening up his new
stock , this week , in the old McCook :
Mercantile : Co. store room.
Mrs. : : M. E. Barger has moved into the '
building vacated by Henry Penner , two
doors south of her old stand.
The old T. G. Rees residence on lower -
er Madison street was purchased , this
week , by Conrad Eckhart. Considera
tion , $200. Sylvester Cordeal made the
sale.
We understand that the W. A. P. A.
will hold a social in McConnell hall , tomorrow -
morrow evening , for the purpose of rais-
ing money with which to buy flags to
fly on the school houses of the city.
The old Chenery store building is be-
ing overhauled and fitted up for a res
taurant. C. H. McCarl will be the pro-
prietor and manager. He is a popular
and energetic young man. May : : success
be his portion.
The 15th annual session of the Ne
braska Chautauqua Assembly will be
held on the Chautauqua grounds at
Crete , July 3d to I5th , 1896. No pains
have been spared to secure the best tal-
ent in all departments , and those who
attend the Crete Chautauqua are as
sured that no finer array of lecturers ,
speakers , teachers , and musicians will
appear on any western platform. The
programme is now in the hands of the
printer and will soon be ready for dis-
tribution.
THE FAIR
220 MAIN STREET.
CHEAPEST AND BEST PLACr : : McCooic : :
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TO BUY GROCERIES :
15 Ibs. Granulated Sugar. . . . . . . . . . Ir.oo
i lb. XXXX Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
20 lb. Pail of Best Fruit Jelly. . . . . . .50
i gal. Chocolate Cream Syrup. . . . . ' ; 0
i sack of Thorough Bread Fancy
Patent Flour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , 1.10
i sack White Bread Flour . . . . . . . . -95
7 bars of White Russian or Silver
Leaf Soap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
10 Ibs. Rolled Oats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
5 cans Good Sugar Corn . . . . . . . . . 25
i lb. Wisconsin Full Cream Cheese 15
6 cans Oil Sardines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
3 lb. can Standard Tomatoes . . . . . .10
3 Ibs. Choice Prunes. . . . . . , . . . . . - . .25
; "Shoes and Tinware cheap.
J. W. McKENNA , Proprietor. .