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FIFTEENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 5 , 1896. NUMBER 3.
The McCook High School Graduates a
Class of Fifteen
WITH FELICITOUS PARTICULARS
The Menard Opera House Crowded
to Suffocation and Hundreds
Seek Admission In Vain.
Last Friday evening in the Menard
opera hall , overwhelmed with fragrant ,
beautiful flowers , surrounded by loving .
families and admiring friends , under the :
happiest auspices and with the most
charming particulars , the ten girls and
five boys composing the class of ' 96 of
the McCook high school were with great
eclat ushered out of school life into life's
The opera house , long before the hour
set for the opening of the exercises , was
crowded to its capacity , and two or three I
hundred people failed to gain admit-
tance. The scene was one of keenest
interest and eager expectancy , indicat-
ing the high estimation in which our
public schools are held and the special ,
personal regard entertained for the mem
bers of the graduating class. I
The stage of the opera house was most
attractively decorated with bunting of
the class colors and flowers. Upon it
were seated those who participated in
the programme. The girls in their pret
ty gowns , the boys in tasteful raiment ,
together with their bright environment ,
formed a most pleasing and enchanting
picture that appealed most fetchingly to
Promptly at the appointed hour the
orchestra opened the exercises with
their overture , "La Mascotte" , Audran. ,
The school children , who were seated in
the gallery , followed with "Lead Kindly
Light" . The orchestra continued with
"Scadella" , a selection by Flotow. All
were received with approval. \
The earnest invocation of Rev. Hart
L. Preston of the Congregational church
was followed by an excellent selection
from the orchestra , Rodney's superb
1 "Calvary" , and the opening music closed
with a lively , well sung bugle song by
The salutatory was delivered by Roy
" Smith with a quiet dignity and intelli-
; 1 gent force quite characteristic of that
Pearl Brewer , who has grown into
young womanhood in our city , made a
pleasing impression with her essay on
"One of Nature's Beauties" was the
topic of the essay by Edith Oyster , and ,
she spoke of her floral subject very en- I
( tertaininglv. I
Following "Fra Diavolo" , Auber , by I
the orchestra , Louis Thorgrimson , the
class poet , told of his "Final Difficulties"
in manufacturing an essay with splendid
Mabel Wilcox gave one of the most
interesting and distinctively original
essays of the evening on "From School
Life to Life's School" . It was enjoyed.
"Women of America" was the topic of
an excellent paper by Maude Doan , who
described the American woman's great
accomplishments and prophesied her
glorious ; future with evident enthusi
asm.William Mahoney was at his best in
describing and "roasting" the "Follies
of Fashion" . It was one of the best
essays of the programme.
"The Century's Progress" was given
comprehensive and interesting treatment
by Josie Mullen in her entertaining , care-
fully prepared essay on that topic.
Della Battershall spoke upon the sub-
ject of "Our Sphere" , handling the topic
with much cleverness and merit.
The orchestra then rendered Strauss's
"Queen's Lace Handkerchief" effectively -
ly , and Erwin Hopt delivered one of the
most thoughtful and meritorious essays
of the evening on "Our Sure Defense" .
Ethel Oyster very nicely and vividly
" portrayed the advantages and possibilities -
ties of "Hitching Your Wagon to a Star" .
It was a strong effort.
"Climbing" was the basis of Bert
Beyrer's essay , which contained many
valuable lessons of life gathered from a
vacation in the Royal Rockies.
The school gave a stirring song ,
"Guard the Flag" , which was followed
I by Martha Battershall's essay on "In-
fluence" in which she dwelt upon the
power and subtlety and charm of per-
sonal influence very creditably.
Lora LeHew gave the class history ,
and her work was well performed , embracing -
bracing many happy hits , anecdotes
and a complete history of each member
The valedictory by May Putnam was
an excellent effort and received for that
young lady many merited compliments.
The graduating essays were each and
all delivered without notes , ( except the
p class history , ) and as a whole were remarkably -
markably uniform in excellence and
merit ; and were among the best in the
history of our graduating classes.
After the singing of "Dream of Home"
by the school , Mayor Troth awarded the
( diplomas in a brief address of well chos
en language and advice.
The orchestra then rendered the
"Gloria" from Mozart's 12th mass ; Super-
intendent Valentine made some general
remarks in his usual , happy strain ; the
orchestra played "Operatic Sensations" ,
Clauss ; the school gave their closing
song , "Abide With Me" , and the bene-
diction was pronounced by Rev. Pres- "
ton ; thus closing what all agree was one
of the most successful and auspicious
fi commencements in the history of the
'I McCook schools.
The teachers , scholars and school
board each and all come in for their
mead of praise. The whole affair was
+ + very gratifying and no loyal McCookite
is less proud of the public schools of the
city on that account , but the rather more
proud and enthusiastic.
IT WAS ENJOYED BY ALL.
The Entertainment by the South
The meeting of McCook lodge , No. i ,
Star of Jupiter , Monday evening , was
up to the standard in attendance and
interest. There was the usual business
transacted. Two new members were
initiated into the order. It was finally
decided to hold a picnic on Thursday of
this week at the Fitch grove on the
South Side. After the business of the
evening had been finished up the follow-
ing programme was given by the mem-
bers of the South McCook school :
Recitation - ' 'Eddie" . . . . . . . . Ruby Fitigerald
Drill = "The Duel" . . . . . . . . . . . . lenrv Amend
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Jay Nicholson
Recitation - "My Dead Doll" . . Effie llolcomb
Sonjj . . . . . . . . . . Birdie Carty and Ray Huber
In 1Vonderland..2 Little Children
Recitation - "Our Baby" . . . . . . . Maude Best.
Recitation - "Nora" . . . . . . . . . . Nora Fitzgerald
Recitation - "Popcorn" . . . . . Jakie Hofferbur
Song "Happy Band" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recitation . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . Ethel Patterson
Tambourine Girls. " " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Good Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " School
The entire programme was a credit to
the scholars and to the training of the
teacher , Miss Nora Stroud. It will be
better appreciated when we state that
some of the performers-and they are
all very young-have only been over
from Russia two or three years.
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BERT BEYRER is clerking for Albert
MRS. W. MORLAN visited near Ken-
esaw , first of the week.
DR. j. A. GUNN visited in Iowa , close
of last and first of this week.
O. FROST of the Bank of Bartley had . .
business in the city. Tuesday.
S. W. CLARK , ex-postmaster at Bart- . '
ley , was a city visitor , Tuesday.
A. D. KING. the Culbertson banker , .
was a city visitor Saturday evening.
MRS. MARY DUFFEY was a passenger ,
Monday evening , for Grafton , on a visit.
Miss ONA SIMONS is clerking in the
dry goods department of the Mercantile
Miss MARY STEVENS of Hastings was
the guest of her sister , Mrs. Frank Ken-
dlen , this week.
A. J. CLINE examined the Citizens
bank , Monday , finding that establish- .
ment in good shape.
ELLIS DIVINE was over from Danbury
to our Decoration day exercises and to
meet his many friends.
MRS. J. H. BAYSTON is entertaining
her mother , Mrs. Chrysler , who arrived
in the city on Sunday night.
JOHN CORDEAL resumed work in W.
S. Morlan's office Monday , much improved -
proved by his vacation and rest.
MR. AND MRS. H. P. SUTTON took in
the races at Denver , Decoration day , returning -
turning home , Tuesday morning.
J. H. BERGE of the treasurer's office
participated in the district Sunday
school convention at Trenton , Sunday.
DR. B. B. DAVIS was out from Omaha , I
Saturday , on a professional visit , arriv-
ing Friday night and leaving Sunday
MARIE AND ALICE ROBIDOUX of Ben-
kelman were the guests of Rev. and Miss
Marie Hickey early in the week , return-
home on Wednesday evening.
MR. AND MRS. T. H. L. LEE of Exe-
ter arrived in the city , closeoflast week ,
and will visit their daughter , Mrs. L. R.
Hilemau , for a week or longer.
MRS. P. T. FRANCIS left on 4 , Mon
day evening , to spend a week visiting
Mrs. John Welborn in Indianola , after
which she expects to visit in eastern
COLONEL F. MERWIN of the Nebraska -
braska Editor and Beaver City Tribune
sojourned in the valley's finest , Monday
night , on his way up to Imperial , where
he spent Tuesday and Wednesday visit
ing an oldtime friend.
MRS. ARTHUR SNYDER , who has been
visiting in the city , the past week , left
for Pittsfield , Massachusetts , yesterday
morning. Mrs. Snyder has been in the
northwest during the past winter and
spring , in Oregon and Washington.
MR. AND MRS. A. G. BUMP arrived in
the city , Saturday night , from Los An-
geles , California. A number of railroad
men have been temporarily laid off , and
Al. thinks there is no place on earth like
McCook in which to spend a vacation ,
and they may make quite a sjtay.
JUDGE M. L. HAYWARD of Nebraska
City spent Sunday in our city , guest of
Supt. Valentine , and had the pleasure
of meeting many of our leading citizens ,
quite a number of whom are much interested -
terested in the Judge's candidacy for the
gubernatorial nomination. The Judge
spoke at Minden on Decoration day.
Supt. Valentine. went down there to
meet him , and persuaded him to spend
Sunday in the best town in the Republican -
can valley. The Judge left for Beatrice ,
Sunday night , having made an excellent
impression during his stay here.
N. S. HARWOOD , president of the First
National bank of Lincoln , spent Satur-
day in the city , looking after his inter-
ests here , he being one of the stockholders -
ers in the Citizens bank of our city.
From here he accompanied Oscar Calli-
han to Benkelman , where he remained
over Sunday. Mr. Harwood indulged in
a drive out into the country about our
city , and reports corn prospects here and
in fact all over this section of the state
as being finer than in eastern Nebraska.
He appeared to be much encouraged and
elated over the outlook for Nebraska ,
this year. , ,
THE HEROES HONORED
Tributes of Respect Paid to the Deeds
of the Departed Veterans
BY THEIR LIVING COMRADES
And. Others Who Are Now Enjoying
the Heritage Purchased by
Their Valor and Blood
on the Fatal ! Field.
Decoration day was appropriately observed - :
served by J. K. Barnes post , G. A. R. , I
old soldiers and citizens generally , last
Saturday afternoon , the formal exercises
being held in the Menard opera hall in
the presence of an audience that well
filled the house , Mayor Troth acting as
chairman of the meeting. The program
consisted of music by the high school
orchestra and Congregational church
choir , prayer by Rev. J. M. Bell. Read-
ing of orders by Adjutant J. H. Yarger.
Oration by Post Commander H. H.
Berry. Benediction by Rev. G. P.
The line of procession was then formed
by Marshal J. A. Wilcox and assistant
J. S. LeHew and the march to Longview
cemetery commenced with the post and
old soldiers in the van , the school chil
dren , city officials members of Council
too and citizens in carriages following.
The procession was a long one and the
attendance very large upon the services
at the cemetery.
The services at the cemetery consisted
of the decoration of the monument to
the unknown dead by twelve little boys
and twelve little girls of Mrs. Cordeal's
primary room , with appropriate recita-
tion and costume ; and the decoration of
soldiers' graves by the G. A. R. post ,
, with impressive ritualistic work.
The graves of the following departed
veterans were decorated :
C. L. Miller , Chester Ward ,
Charles E. Fox , D. L. Clement .
Elias H. Conrad , Thomas B. Walker ,
Smith Gordon , R. S. Cooley ,
J. D. Gerver , J. B. McCabe.
Which ended the services of the day
The attempts at decoration were
The banks and postoffice observed
the day by the usual closing. While
business houses generally were closed
during the afternoon services.
The only incident of the march to the
cemetery and of the day was the smash
up on cemetery hill caused by teams
backing into each other. The vehicles
of S. G. Goheen , Alex. McDonald and
Robert Johnston were in the collision.
The McDonald rig was badly smashed
up , and both of the others more or less
broken. No one hurt , however. .
There was a pathetic lack of flowers ,
which should not be.
Decoration day is no occasion when
political organizations , public or secret ,
can properly parade.
The occasion seemed to lack the usual
deep interest of the people. Even the
exercises at the cemetery failed to hold
the undivided attention.
A Splendid Rain.
This section of Nebraska was visited
by two splendid rains , last Saturday ,
the precipitation from the eaaly morn-
ing and night rains amounting to over
2Ji inches. The night rain was quite
general , and the good results to small
grain and corn can hardly estimated. .
The farmers and others as well are feel-
ing most jubilant over the prospects ,
which all admit , ( except in a few isolated -
ed instances , perhaps , ) were never more
encouraging at this time of the year.
These late rains increase the rainfall
to about 11 % inches for the five months
ending May 31st. Last year the precipi-
tation for the same period of time was
but 3Ji inches.
The outlook now is that Nebraska will
redeem herself , this season and do it on
a grand scale.
Second to None.
The fifteenth year : initial number of
KIMMELL'S TRIBUNE came in on reg-
ular time , last week , chock full beauty
and wisdom , arranged as only Frank
Kimmell can arrange these things on
paper. An individuality sharply defined -
fined , unassuming , positive and agree-
able. A model country paper second to
none in the great newspaper state of Ne-
Watering Troughs and Posts.
A substantial line of hitching posts
has been provided in the rear of the
Morlan-Strasser-Meeker buildings for the
accommodation of the farmers. A water-
ing trough will also be put in at the same
place. Both will be great conveniences
for the driving public.
The Officers Elect.
At the meeting of the A. F. & A. M.
brethren , Tuesday evening. the follow-
ing officers were elected for the ensuing
year : J. A. Wilcox , W. M. ; A. Probst ;
S. W. ; H. H. Easterday , J. W. ; S. Cor-
deal , Treasurer ; . E. E. Lowman , Secre-
Postponed Until June 7th.
The lovefeast and preaching announced
to be held , last Sunday in Ira Miller's
grove has been postponed until June 7th
at the same place. Services the same as
announced , last week , only Rev. J. A.
Badcon will not be present.
There will be a meeting of the Philharmonic -
harmonic club next Tuesday evening at
8 o'clock at Mrs. E. E. Utter's studio.
A full attendance is desired. Business
FINE PIANO FOR SALE - $500.00 piano f1
good as new , for sale very cheap. Inquire r
at THE TRIBUNE office.
DEATH CAME SUDDENLY.
B. Troxel Dies In a Pullman Car
Near Cheyenne. Thursday.
rhis community was greatly shocked ,
close of last week , to hear of .the sudden
death of B. F. Troxel , late of Denver.
The deceased left Denver , early last
Thursday morning to go to Cheyenne
on , some mining business. When the
train arrived at Cheyenne , about two
hours later , he was found dead in the
sleeping car. As the deceased was a
sufferer from rheumatism , the supposition -
tion is that he died with rheumatism of
the heart. The remains were taken to
Denver , where they are resting in a vault
awaiting the arrival of a brother from
Philadelphia to decide the place of inter
The deceased and family lived in our
city for a number of years , and this sud-
deu and . , lonely death of Frank Troxel
brings sorrow to many a heart in this
city , where his cheery presence and
happy nature made him a host friends ,
who will join THE TRIBUNE in exteud- '
ingthe ! widow the protoundest sympa- .
The Great Road Race.
The great bicycle road race at" ' Denver ,
last Saturday , drew quite a crowd from
here. This place furnished two num-
bers of the 88 persons that finished in
the 25 mile race , S. D. Bolles and Knud
Stangeland. Bolles finished No. 40 in
1:12:53 ; Stangeland No. 47 in 1:14:32.
The time prize was won by Hachen-
berger in 1:06:53 ; the race by Dean in
The local participants in the race were
in very fast company and would doubt-
less have finished nearer the head but
for the air and altitude , which effected
both more or less. The boys performed
very well considering.
The Populist Convention.
Tb Populist . county central committee -
tee was in session , last Friday afternoon ,
at Indianola. Every precinct but two
was represented , besides committeemen
at large from most of the precincts. It
was decided to hold but one county con-
vention and the date was set for July 9th
and Indianola was named as the place
for holding the same. The representation -
tion was based on the vote cast for J. H.
Bayston for regent in 1895 , giving two
delegates at large from each precinct
and one for each fifteen votes or major
fraction thereof. It was recommended
that the primaries be held on July 6th.
A Deserted Wife Dies.
Mrs. Henry Ballrich , nee Miss Cora
Duwey , died at an early hour , Monday
morning , consumption. The deceased
wajj / the crippled daughter of Solomon
Dewey and wife , had been deserted by
her husband , and at her death was a
county charge. The remains were interred -
terred in Longview cemetery , Monday
afternoon , brief services being held at
the house and grave by Rev. J. A. Bad-
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"A Little Misunderstanding"
Lee Sloan and old man Ernest , the
butcher , had a "little misunderstand-
ing" , Saturday evening , in which Sloan
was badly used up. We understand that
Ernest has left town. It is claimed that
the trouble was not of Ernest's seeking ,
but that be sought to avoid until patience -
tience ceased to be a virtue.
Neat and Handsome.
THE McCooK TRIBUNE is one of the
neatest , handsomest and best patronized
papers n the state and last week turned
its fifteenth mile stone. It has been
owned and edited by the present owner
for thirteen . years. - Red Cloud Belt.
Fishing tackle at McConnell's.
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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. W. HICKEY , Pastor.
METHODIST-Sunday school at 10 ;
preaching at II ; class at 12 ; Juniorleague
at 3 ; Epworth league at 7 ; Epworth
league concert at 8 ; classical music. All
are welcome. J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL - Services will be held at
the Episcopal church , January 12th and
every alternate Sunday at n a. m. and
8 5 p. m. Sunday school at ro a. m. every
Sunday. Ladies' Guild meets every
Wednesday evening after the 7:30 : ser-
BAPTIST-Bible school at 10 a. m.
Rev. E. A. Russell , State Sunday school
) ' Missionary will preach in the morning
at II o'clock. B. Y. P. U. at 7 o'clock ,
p. m. Martha Battershall , leader. Chil-
dren's day exercises . the evening at
8 o'clock. Services in McConnell hall.
All are cordially invited.
G. P. FUSON , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL - Morning theme ,
"The Mission of Sorrow" . Sunday
school at 10 o'clock. Endeavor society
7 o'clock o'clock. Pearl Brewer will
lead ; the topic is "Humility" . Prayer
meeting at 8 o'clock , Wednesday even-
ing. The pastor will preach the anni-
versary sermon for the South Side Y. P.
S. C. E. , therefore there will be no even-
ing service at the : church.
HART L. PRESTON , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN - J. M. Morris , the Chris-
tian Evangelist , will preach in the Me-
nard hall. Subjects : Friday-"How to
Become a Christian" . Told so that a
lo-year-old child can understand. Sat-
urday - "Which Way" ? From chart.
Sunday-At 3 p. m. , "Conversion , or
the , Changes Wrought in One Who Be-
comes a Christian" . Sunday-At 8
p. m. , "The Golden Chain of Salvation" .
Illustrated by a chart. Song services at
7:30 each evening. All are cordially in
A DOUBLE AFFLICTION
Engineer and Mrs. Barney Lewis Lose
Their Only Child
WITH FATAL WHOOPING COUGH
Little Josle Succumbed to the DIs-
ease , Sunday About Noon ,
the Last of a Family of
Engineer and Mrs. Barney Lewis were
robbed of their last house hold treas-
ure , last Sunday morning , when death
placed his stern seal upon their only
child and greatly beloved little daughter
Josie. The little one had been suffering
for a number of weeks with whooping
cough , a malady which had proven fatal
to five other members of the family , but
some hopes were entertained that her
life might be saved. But from the storm
of Saturday morning she gradually grew
worse until death ended her sufferings
about noon Sunday.
Funeral services were conducted in
the Congregational church , Monday afternoon - .
ternoon at three o'clock by Rev. H. L. I
Preston , assisted by Rev. J. A. Badcou.
The floral tributes were both lavish and
I lovely and the services most sad and pa-
Human language and sympathy fail
utterly in the face of bereavement and
sorrow like this , and we can but turn
the sad and stricken parents to Him who
shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
But so far as human sympathy can go
they have it most profoundly and abund
antly from the-entire community.
Made the Levy.
The board of education held its regu-
lar monthly meeting on Monday even-
ing , allowing a number of bills and
transacting other routine business of
the school district. A resolution was !
passed authorizing the using of the legal I
limit of the sinking fund of the district
with which to take up the unpaid war-
rants now outstanding against the dis-
trict. The levy of 20 per cent. was made
for school purposes for the ensuing year.
This is the limit of the law , and if all
taxes are paid will bring into the school
treasury about $5,000. The expenses of
the school year will be in the neighborhood -
hood of $9,000 , a sum that will leave a
deficit in the school treasury even after
all license money is paid in ; so it will be
seen that the financiers on the school
board have quite a problem on their
hands to pull through the next school
year in good in good financial shape.
The board will hold a special meeting
on Saturday night to consider some important -
portant matters. .
List Your Property.
If you want to sell your farm or town
property list them with the Republican
Valley Land Co. Office in court house.
C. B. GRAY Manager.
E. E. MAGEE went over to Curtis ,
midweek , on a visit.
H. W. KEYES came up from Indian-
ola , Monday night , on some business at
the county seat.
MR. AND MRS. J. E. ROBINSON went
over to Curtis , Tuesday , with his father ,
on a short visit.
MRS. ALBERT MCMILLEN entertained
her parents , Mr. and Mrs. McConnell of
Trenton , over Sunday.
Miss CLARA KLEVEN returned to
Culbertson , Wednesday night , after a
visit to friends in this city.
MAYOR TROTH went away yesterday ,
expecting to be absent until Monday on
business more or less political.
H. O. SCOTT of the Bartley Inter-
Ocean took in our commencement and
Memorial exercises , Friday evening and
GEORGE E. THOMPSON , a former bus-
iness man of our city , but now of Audu-
bon , Iowa , spent Wednesday in the city ,
Miss BELLE BOLTON of Akron , Colo-
rado , came down to the commencement
exercises , and has been the guest of Miss
Miss SELMA NOREN : will arrive home
tonight from Lincoln , having decided
not to remain for the commencement
exercises , this year.
MISSES Lou BEARDSLEE and Clara
Happersett of Indianola took in the commencement -
mencement exercises , visiting friends in
the city until Sunday evening.
MBS. D. L. McBRiDE and Miss Han-
nah drove down from the Frontier coun-
ty farm , Wednesday , and visited in the
city briefly , the guests of F. D. Burgess
The floral and other presents to the
graduates from families and friends were
never more lavish , rich and beautiful ,
making one of the happiest incidents of
It is to be regretted that so many :
failed to gain admittance to the opera
house , and thus had to forego the pleas-
ures of the event to which all looked for-
ward with bright anticipations.
It has been suggested that the charg-
ing of a small fee of admission would relieve -
lieve the overcrowded state of things at
future commencements. It has been
followed successfully for years else-
"View With Alarm" .
Now that St. Patrick's church had the
flag of our common country flying at
half mast , Decoration day , Council 100
should "view with alarm" .
A VERY NARROW ESCAPE.
Otto Pate Just Misses the Weight of
a Failing Stable.
Thesod stable on T. J. Pate's farm ,
just northeast of the city , caved in late
Saturday night , as a result of the heavy
rain , severely injuring three horses shel-
tered in the stable. Otto Pate
just escaped -
caped from the falling stable in time to
save his life , or severe injury at least.
He had ridden home on Ellington Wil
son's pony and the little animal was
among the severely injured , in fact it is
thought that it will have to he killed , as
a heavy log fell across its back. Mr.
Pate and sou worked until two o'clock
in the morning getting the horses out.
The stable is a complete wreck.
Otto has gallantly replaced the injured -
jured pony with a sound animal.
Too Much Rain. .
The W. A. P. A. social , Saturday
night , was not much ofa success in point
of attendance , doubtless on account of
the rain storm ; , but as a large number of
tickets had been sold the receipts were
all right. It takes a good article of patriotism -
triotism to brave such a rain as last Sat-
urday night's. We understand that the
proceeds of the social will be devoted to
procuring flags for the public schools of
the city , and thus a lesson of patriotism
lie taught-not a sort which denies to
fellow citizens constitutional rights ,
Should be Encouraged.
A commendable custom which has
been largely followed , this season , is
that : of parties from neighboring towns
attending the commencement exercises
of the graduating classes of each other's
schools. The schools are a safe basis
upon which to establish more cordial
and substantial social relations between
the ; people of neighboring towns , and
the custom should be encouraged for
Where's McCook's Plant ?
Fairbury's ice plant is now in opera
tion. The Gazette says that the capa-
city is 77 cans or tanks each of which
turns out a cake of ice weighing 220
pounds , every 48 hours ; making the
daily output near 8470 pounds of ice
made from distilled water.
Exouse Our Tears.
THE TRIBUNE is simply overcome and
overwhelmed by the copiousness of the
contemporaneous references to our recent -
cent fifteenth birthday event.
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III FOR A CENT. III .
Fishing tackle at McConnell's.
Screen Doors 79 cts. at LaTourette's.
Western Washers at $3.60 at LaTour
Rev.Knox will sell his horses , carriage
and harness very cheap.
One Quart Tin Fruit Cans .54 cts. per
dozen at LaTourette's.
Wait and buy your fireworks from
Beck , first door south of the postoffice.
The "Cash Bargain House" has a
change of advertisement , this week.
Musical merchandise of all kinds at
Mrs. Utter's studio , rear of DeGrofPs.
Two inches of rain fell , Saturday ev
ening , at Arapahoe , within thirty min-
Floyd Berry will enter the employ of
J. J. Garber , the new grocer , Monday ,
in the Temple building.
The Tenth grade held a picnic in S. D.
Bolles' grove , Wednesday , and as a re-
sult are indulging in some remarkable
The postoffice at Carrico , Hayes coun-
ty , has been discontinued , and patrons
of that office will in future get their mail
at Hayes Center.
Last Thursday , L. J. Carrington of
Culbertson was appointed an under assistant -
i sistant to the state irrigation secretary ,
with i jurisdiction of the Frenchman
The Orangemen have made an unsuc-
cessful effort to lease the Masonic lodge
rooms. Next to the grace of God. Mc-
Cook needs an Orange lodge and a Jun-
ior A. P. A. most urgently.
Each Presbyterian Sunday school
should send two delegates each to the
Sabbath school institute held in the First
Presbyterian church of Omaha , June 16 ,
17 and 18. Iowa and Nebraska unite in
this institute work. Rev. J. Worden ,
D. D. , of Philadelphia will be there.
220 MAIN STREET.
CHEAPEST AND BEST PLACE McCooK :
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. . . . .40
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : ! 5
10 Ibs. Rolled Oats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
5 cans Good Sugar Corn . " . . . . . . . .25
i lb. Wisconsin Full Cream Cheese .t ,
6 cans Oil Sardines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
3 lb. can Standard Tomatoes. . . " . . .10
3 lbs. Choice Prunes . . . . . " . . . " . . . .25
, . Shoes and Tinware cheap.
J. W. McKENNA ' , Proprietor.
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