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V bF ' FIFTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER It , 1896. NUMBER 17 H
0LD GL0RY ls THERE
m L ® ) - * FJag " Given Eact of 0ttr Tliree
H jB Public Schools
1 | | I BY EXCELSIOR LODGE , W. A.P.A.
us t wf # The Brief Ceremonies of the Pres-
K Fi'Ufllw entatlon are Performed Mon-
mff 'W * day Afternoon-Card
H [ ( Pfe1 The presentation of national flags to
B jfjff the several schools of the city by Excel-
B WMJ sior lodge No. 8 , W. A. P. A. , took place
h on Monday afternoon with appropriate
B . ; lf ceremony. At half past one o'clock a
kAV delegation of about a score of members
BAJU * ' ' " ° l at or er was driven to the east
P JmSt ' ward school building in a White Line
BMiliv < lray , which , together with the horses
l Xi * ' drawing the same , was decorated with
K > " llip\ ! national flags and bunting. The child
ly" * * jfr < \ ren of the various grades were massed in
Hft # 3u.A front of the building to witness and hear
H fjEn " ' the ceremonies , which were fortunately
Bf ' iwM brief , as the heat was intense.
Blf fmk * n e ausedCe ° f Mrs. John Granniss ,
B ? t l w"10 was * ° nave male the presentation
Kt If speeches , Mrs. W. H. Bohnstedt , presi-
Kfcj | a 'is , -dent of the local order , made the ad-
MJr i'Wx dress. She hoped the children would
Vk mlx ! * eve an clie"sl1 the national emblem of
BlP k V freedom as the gift of Excelsior lodge
' % S $ /V "an tle c 'zens ° f McCook. The flag ,
Bt J watxv which was a substantial bunting , wasac-
E-tVffl cepted by Supt. Valentine , on behalf of
HJfirk * " "e K > ard of education , teachers and
Bft-tffik : pupils , with thanks , promising to keep
PtTkI ! * e same &yinE over the east ward build-
B mW "ingin.all suitable weather. After the
mwWvtimr brief ceremony the colors were attached
Hy. ' JRv , to the halyards and run up to the top of
Bs f B ? tle aSP ° lef being theu greeted with
Kfr'i $ f * "warm applause.
Blpi1 Iwm e committeei together with the few
K Ssi- . that had assembled in vehicles to witness
B SjjT I the affair , then took up their line of
HBV znarch to the west ward school building ,
f W ? fe n fr ° nt ° f which the children were as-
fe n # seinbled during the presentation , which
B /mET "was ma e ° 7 Mrs. Bohnstedt in form and
Rsf SLr , language as at the east ward building.
WmIf IR' 1 President Campbell of the board of edu-
BE V % -cation accepted and thanked the ladies
HT \ for the flag , which was placed upon the
BP&B , j building amidst the cheers of the child-
* B" * xen an vsitors-
KapjK * The line of march was resumed to
WK $ MmtSouthMcCook , where another flagcere-
KB .nBp mony was performed , the little ones be-
IIIS \ \ injj assembled in front of their modest
SKlltP N * building during the program. Mrs. Bohn-
Kral stedt again acted as spokeswoman for the
pML | order. She hope the children would love
RejuaK t ° e a an ooey tkei1 , teacher , that love ,
JB twlL loyalty and patriotism might be "their
KR , V jf motto and success the result of their ef-
ff' 'M forts. Miss Nora Stroud responded.
'W ie thanked the ladies warmly. It was ;
sp R ihe first flag that had ever waved over
BB > > J ii "that school building. She promised to
4/ ° a n er Power t ° ma e patriotic
hSP InE citizens of her pupils. This concluded
BjSB JK * the exercises and three national flags
HBhJ\ vrere waving their proud t honored folds J
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B E v * f over as many school houses of our city. -
BBI.toI ' ' The ladies were pleased with the cour-
teous treatment accorded them b y
Messrs. Campbell , Wentz and Doan of
the board of education , Supt. Valentine
and the teachers , but did not disguise
their disappointment at the fact that the
ceremonies were not witnessed by more
visitors and citizens.
The affair was without objectionable
incident throughout. The ladies are to
be thanked and congratulated.
Adopted by Board of Education , Sept.
Whereas , The Women's American
Protective Association , Excelsior coun
cil number 8 , has presented to the pub
lic schools of McCook three United
States flags , be it
Resolved , That the Board of Educa
tion extends to the lodge its hearty and
sincere thanks for the generous , timely
and appropriate gift , and be it further
Resolved , That a flag be displayed
on each of the public school buildings
from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. on all school days
! and legal holidays when the weather is
favorable , and be it further
Resolved , That a copy of these reso
lutions be transmitted to the lodge and
that a copy be furnished to each of the
city papers for publication.
Carried by unanimous vote at a regu
lar meeting of the Board of Education
held at the high school building , „ Mon
day , September 7th , 1896.
All the members " being present , signed.
W. F. Lawson , x A. Campbell ,
. Wai. Valentine , J. Wentz ,
Superintendent. Vice President.
Only 2 } cents a pound for cut nails at
S. M. Cochran & Co. 's.
Tablets and Box Papers at McCon-
t Bell's Drug Store.
TOOK ALL THE HONORS.
Nebraska Brigade Band Returns
Covered With Glory.
The Nebraska Brigade band of our
city returned home , Monday night on 3 ,
after a week's absence in Omaha at the
state fair. Although the boys were
weary with the constant demand upon
them for music during their absence , jet
they were in fine feather over the recep
tion the band received it simply
amounted to an ovation. Not only did
the band receive complimentary press
notices , but they fairly captivated the
people , and upon every appearance re
ceived the glad hand of the populace
generously ; and heartily. They clearly
proved their superiority over any band
in the state , and were complimented
enough 6n all sides to turn the heads of
less cool headed boys than the brilliant
Brigade band. Their playing at Manawa
captured < Manager Reed by storm , and he
wanted to contract with the boys for a
whole month next summer at good sal
aries i and with every privilege thrown in.
On their way home they remained in
Hastings between trains 5 and 3 , and
were nicely entertained and warmly ap
plauded by the people of that city for
the superb music rendered during their
It goes without the saying that the
people of McCook were never more proud
of their band than they are at this time ,
and ; that the boys are delighted with the
great j success achieved. The Tribune
SPECIAL NOTICE :
Our store will be closed on Thurs
day ' , September 17th , on account of Hol
iday. I The Famous Clothing Co.
I THE PEOPLE. J
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A. B. Coffroth was up from Lincoln ,
Saturday , on legal business.
Mrs. C. W. Bronson was a Denver
visitor , early part of the week.
R. A. GREEN , county clerk , was a vis
itor ] over on the Beaver , Sunday.
C. E. Shaw and family , we understand ,
will soon move to Kansas City , to live.
Mrs. S. B. Strasser went to Chica
go \ , Sunday eveningto be absent a month
on a visit.
Mrs. R. M. Osborn and two children
visited xelatives in Oxford and vicinity ,
. Mrs. S. E. Taylor and son John far-
rived : home.Saturday evening , from their
long visit in Iowa.
Miss Nora McAchran of Hamburg ,
Iowa , is visiting in the city , the guest of
Miss Lillian Troth.
Mrs. J. B.Murray and daughter were
McCook visitors from Arapahoe , Mon
day , on land business.
.Mrs. W. S. Morlan returned home ,
Saturday evening , from taking in the
Eisteddfod in Denver.
J. F. Ganschow arrived home , last
Thursday night , from spending the week
in Lincoln on business.
Rev. H. L. Preston enjoyed a visit
from his brother , Rev.C.W. Prestonand
wife , of Curtis , Wednesday.
S. W. Stilgebouer and wife of Danbury -
bury were the guests of Mrs.J.B.Meserve ,
Monday , returning home , Tuesday.
Mrs. A. S. Campbell went down to
Hastings , Wednesday morning , to be ab
sent a few days visiting friends.
P. Walsh and P. Gibbons went down
to Lincoln , Monday night , to participate
in the Bryan notification meeting , Tues
day , by the silverites.
Jack Bullard and wife came down
from Palisade , Monday evening. Mrs.
Bullard took the evening train for Illin
ois on a visit to her old home. Jack re
turned to Palisade , Tuesday morning.
J. E. KELLEY and family returned on
Tuesday morning from spending the
summer in Manitou , Colorado , where he
was engaged in the hotel business. They
are temporarily at the Commercial hotel
until they can secure possession of their
home , which has been occupied by Mrs.
Smith and daughters.
JERRY O'Neil , of Chicago , in renew
ing his subscription to The Tribune ,
adds : "That he intended to be back in
McCook , this fall , but the failure of the
crops has discouraged him from his pur
pose. That there is more grief in Chicago
cage than there is in Nebraska. You can
buy more with , a dollar- here , but the
thing is to get the dollar. He concludes
by stating that times have never been
harder in Chicago's history. That while
everybody is talking about gold and sil
ver , he is there to say that a great many
haven't any of either. The wishes to be
remembered to all inquiring friends" .
THE WHEELS MOVING
The Fall Term of Public Schools Was
Opened , Monday.
For the Opening of the Term and
the Hiring of at Least One
Additional Teacher Is
The fall term of McCook's public
schools opened on Monday morning ,
with an attendance so unusually large
for opening week as to quite overwhelm
the teachers with despair at what may be
the attendance when the full quote to be
expected a little later in the session are
present. There are 50 or 60 more pupils
now enrolled than is usual at the com
mencement of school , and of this num
ber quite a few have been attracted here
by the excellent reputation our schools
now bear abroad as well as at home. As
Supt. Valentine puts it , "They are here
from Hayes Center , Chadron and the
Isles of the Sea" .
The corps of teachers now stands as
William Valentine , Superintendent.
Rache Berry , Principal High School.
E. E. Magee , Assistant High School.
Alice Dye , 7th and Sib Grades.
C.N. Whittaker , Principal Westward ,
5th and 6th Grades.
Edna Meserve , 4th Grade.
Hannah Stangeland , 2d and 3d Grades
Kate Fergison , 2d and 3d Grades
M. J. Cordeal , Primary East ward.
Mary Duffy Primary West ward.
Clara Purvis , Assistant , 5th and 6th
Grades West ward.
Nora Stroud , South McCook.
Though hampered a little at the out-
start by a low condition of the district's
finances , yet the outlook and expecta
tion is for a very successful school year.
At the residence of the officiating cler
gyman , Rev. C. P. Evans , at Arapahoe ,
Nebraska , Thursday , September 3 , 1896 ,
Mr. J. W. Babcock and Mrs. Cora H.
Cumming , both of this place. That this
was a genuine surprise to their many
friends here goes without the sayingand
one and all join the Kaleidoscope in
wishing them a happy journey through
life. The groom is one of our substan
tial businessmen , having been associated
with his brother , W. E. Babaock , in the
hardware business for the past ten years ,
and the bride has been a teacher in our
public school for the past three years ,
and is engaged to teach the coming
term. Cambridge Kaleidoscope.
Cause of the Failure.
The Republican committee meeting in
this city , Saturday , was a failure for the
reason that very few members had re
ceived any notice. Chairman Sexson
had notified the publisher of the consti
tutional amendments , the patriotic
Barnes , secretary , but the secretar3r neg
lected his duty on the ground that no
money had been furnished to pay the
postage. Barnes is Barnes all over still.
He is a man after Joel Pipec's own heart.
A Simple Remedy.
Editor Mitchell claims that the dem
and for the Courier in McCook is greater
than the supply. Now , if the Colonel
will stop sending the Courier to a num
ber of people in Indianola that don't
take the paper out of the office , he could
probably supply his McCook customers.
Not Till Monday Following : .
District Court Clerk Boatman informs
us that the jury for 'the term of district
court , October 7th , will not be called
until the following Monday , October 12 , .
by order of Judge Norris , so jurors can
act accordingly in the matter.
Without a Bank.
The State Bank of Hayes Center went
into voluntary liquidation , September
1st. This leaves Hayes Center without
a bank , a condition that will greatly in
convenience business people of that burg.
Those desiring fruit , shade and orna
mental stock call on or address W. O.
Norval , salesman for Stark Brothers of
Louisiana , Mo.
Toilet Soaps at McConnell's.
Coal Hods 24c. at LaTourette's.
Steel Cut Nails 2 cents per pound at
You never heard of such "bargains as
Knipple is offering in queensware ! Les3
than actual cost !
A FIRE IN IMPERIAL.
Four Business Houses Destroyed ,
The town of Imperial was visited by a
destructive fire on Wednesday night , the
loss being placed as high as $10,000.00.
We hear of there being $2,00000 of in
surance , but whether there is any more
than that sum we know not.
Among the victims are : D. G. Hines ,
general merchant ; M.T.Evans , druggist ;
L. W. Smith , butcher ; the postoffice and
The Fair Will be Held.
The business men of Indianola met
with the executive committee of the
county fair , last Saturday evening , and
as a result of the conference it was deci
ded to push the county fair for all there
is in it , and achieve a success despite the
partial crop failure , this season. That's
right. Stay with your guns , or give them
to braver men. This is no time to falter.
Forward march I
The board of education held its regu
lar monthly meeting , Monday evening.
A number of bills were allowed and other
routine business transacted. The hiring
of an assistant for Principal Whittaker of
the West ward school was authorized ,
and will be made in the near future. The
opening attendance in Principal Whitta-
ker's room was 86 , and will increase.
Great Slaughter or Peaches.
The ladies of the Baptist church will
sell peaches , cream and cake for ten
xents on the lawn at J. E. Robinson's
residence , next Tuesday evening , Sept.
15th. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Glass Fruit Jars one quart 75c. a
dozen at S. M. Cockran & Co. 's.
I THE CHURCHES. J
jfer 6r - kVfcr & - tJV - ir - -rfg gt. T&XA t3
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.
Baptist Services in McConnell hall.
Bible school pi < io a. m. Preaching at 11
a. m. B. Y. P. U. meeting at 8 p. m. ,
sharp , will be concluded with a short
sermon by the pastort AeoEdjal welcome
extended to all. G. P. Fuson , Pastor.
Episcopal Services will be held at
the Episcopal church , January 12th and
every alternate Sunday at II a. m. and
8 p. m. Sunday school at 10 a. m. every
Sunday. Ladies' Guild meets every
Wednesday evening after the 7:30 ser
vice. R. L. Knox , Rector.
Congregational Preaching at 11
a. m. and 8. p. m. Evening subject ,
"Yard Sticks and Scales" . Sunday school
at 10 o'clock. Endeavor Society at 7
o'clock , topic , "Our Tongues for Christ" ,
leader , Ethel Oyster. A very cordial in
vitation is extended to these services.
Hart L. Preston , Pastor.
Christian Sunday school every Sun
day afternoon at three o'clock in the
German Congregational church. We
have no pastor at present , but the Disci
ples will continue to break bread , each
Lord's day after Sunday school. En
deavor society on Tuesday evening of
each week at 8 o'clock. You are cor-
diallv invited to attend these services.
Bv Order of Committee.
Methodist Rev. J. B. Daly , a con
verted Catholic priest from Denver , will
preach in the Methodist church , next
Sunday. September 13th , at 11 and 8.
Epworth League at 7. On Monday and
Tuesday evenings , Rev. J. B. Daly will
deliver his great lectures , which you can
not afford to miss. Admission 15 cents ;
doors open at 7 , lecture to commence at
8. Prayer and Bible study , Wednesday
evening at 8. All are invited.
"Ourselves and Others" .
Rev. C. A. Mastin , chaplain of the
State Industrial School at Kearney , lec
tured in the Methodist church , Tuesday
evening , before a well filled church , on
the subject of "Ourselves and Others" ,
the lecture being somewhat in the line
of advice to parents about the training
of their boys. It was interesting , in
structive and worthy practicing.
Another Public Entertainment.
At the Monday evening meeting of
McCook lodge No. 1 , Star of Jupiter ,
there were two applications for member
ship and two initiations into the order.
It waa decided to hold another public
entertainment of the lodge on the even
ing of Monday , September 28th , particu
lars of which will be given later.
Base Ball Games.
Games of base ball are announced as
follows , to take place on the home
grounds : On the 14th between Bartley
and McCook. On the 16th between
Freedom and McCook. Admission 15
cents. Ladies and boys 10 cents. Both
of these games promise to be interesting.
A Republican Speech. x
William P. Williams of Chicago will
speak on the issues of this campaign on
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock in the
Menard opera house. He should be
given a large hearing ; an able exposition
of Republican principles and policies will
WE WISH IT SUCCESS
It is Oar Fair in a Measure and it
Should be a Snccess.
McCOOK ALWAYS A FACTOR IN
The Success of County Falrvs In the
Past Will not be Found Wantiner
This Year , When .United
Action Is Needed.
The Tribune wishes simply to state
apropos of the county fair and the state
ments of the Indianola Reporter as to
McCook's attitude respecting the same ,
that the people of McCook and the west
end have nothing but wishes for the
success of the county fair , this fall. The
people of this city have been a distinct
element in the financial success of past
fairs , and we hope that nothing further
may be promulgated by the Indianola
Reporter to discourage the kindly feel
ing now existing among our people. Let
our rivalry be fair and honorable , if the
spirit of rivalry must prevail at all.
Here's success to the Red Willow county
fair , and disaster to all fomenters of
strife between the two towns !
The Best of Hay.
L. A. Colter has commenced baling
hay , and is now prepared to fill an order
for a ton or for 500 tons for that matter.
And he is putting on the home market
as fine a quality of hay as has ever been
brought to town. Give him your order.
A Clever Affair.
A reception was held at the home of
Mrs. H. H. Troth , Tuesday evening , in
honor of Mrs. C. E. Shaw , who will
shortly leave for Kansas City , under aus
pices of the Saturday Reading Club.
A Fine Ram.
The local gauge showed a rainfall of
.80 of an inch , Wednesday night. It was
a gentle downpour and puts the ground
in excellent shape for fall plowing.
Squire Rowell on Wednesday united
in marriage Ora L. Stevens and Cora
Dinnell , both of this place.
Drills for Sale.
Twy one-horse grain drills for sale ,
good as new , and cheap.
w. C. Bullard & Co.
School has started , and our Ernie ,
When he had a quiet chance ,
Went and put a double lining ,
In the basement of his pants. Ex.
The 6th grade will be at the west , this
Miss Fergison is teaching the 2nd and
3rd grades , east.
The laboratory has been reinforced ]
with a lot of new apparati.
Hon. M. L. Hayward is expected to
speak to the school children , Friday
Miss Alice Dye takes Miss Allison's
place as teacher of the 7th and Sth
School opened last Monday with an
attendance of 50 or 60 greater than that
of last year.
The assembly has a new collection of
song books which will be used in open
Much better work is expected1 of the
pupils , this year , as they will be put tone
no inconvenience for want of textbooks.
The lantern class , tonight , consists of
the reading of three stories and a poem
by Mr. Valentine. The usual fee often
cents will be charged to outsiders. The
loan exhibition of slides will begin the
first of October.
Owing to the number of pupils , the
high school grades have the entire upper
floor , the 9th and 12th grades occupying
the high * school room while the 10th and
nth grades are in the old 7th and Sth
Wagon Covers $2.00 at LaTourette's.
Steel Cut Nails 2 cents per pound at
One Quart Tin Fruit Cans 33 cents per
dozen at LaTourette's.
Glass Fruit Jars one quart 75c. a
dozen ' at S. M. Cochran & Co. 's.
Mrs. Louis Suess is visiting relatives
and friends in eastern Nebraska.
Mrs. James Murphy is back from
her long sojourn in California for her
C. A.Ward and John Stevens returned ,
Wednesday night , from their trip to the i
mines up in Wyoming. J
A VERY SHORT CROP. \
Tubers are not Turning Out In the |
Quantity Expected. |
The fact is now becoming painfully H
evident that tht * potato crop in this vie- |
inity is very short much below the ex- H
pectationsof all. Many who looked forward - H
ward to harvesting a large crop of the H
tubers are now discovering tnat the yield |
is turning out to be very small. It has J
been stated by one of our grocers that |
the local supply available will not answer - |
wer the local demand for more than a H
month. This information conies to many H
in the form of a surprise , but the fact |
seems to be the result of inopportune dry H
weather and the absence of information |
as to the best methods of cultivation , H
especially under the ditch , where the |
largest returns were naturally expected. |
A Clothes Pin Social. H
A Clothes Pin social will be given on |
the evening of September nth , tonight , H
in the Marquardt building , south of the H
Commercial hotel , for the benefit of the |
South Side organ fund. Let every lady J
that wishes to take part prepare a basket |
or box with lunch enough for two , dress H
a clothes pin as a doll , and bring aprons |
corresponding with the dress of the |
clothes pin. Free coffee and good cream. H
All are invited. H
For Lodging Purposes. J
The Baldridge brick is being rearranged - H
ranged and will be used for lodging purposes - H
poses by Robert Byers of the Burlington H
dining room who has leased the same H
for a term of five years , we understand. H
He is about read } ' fo open the dining H
hall , which is now nicely furnished with H
all needed for comfort and convenience. |
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I FOR A CENT. | |
Toilet Soaps at McConnell's. H
Wagon Covers $2.00 at LaTourette's. H
A $10 hanging lamp for $5.50 at Knip- |
Steel Stovepipe 14c. per joint at La- H
Talk up the Farmers'Institute. Make H
it a big success. |
Tablets and Box Papers at McCon- |
nell's Drug Store. |
Quart Tin Cans at 45c. a dozen at S. ! H
M. Cockran & Co. 's. ' H
Conductor George Beck has purchased |
the J. C. Allen dwelling. H
The Epwortbians held a lawn social at H
the residence of J. H. Yarger , Friday H
evening last. H
Tablets and Box Papers at McCon- M
nell's Drug Store. H
Buy one of those Heating Stoves or H
Ranges at LaTourette ' s at wholesale | | |
Board and lodging in a desirable family - H
ly for two young men. Enquire at this j J
office ' for particulars. H
Remember the speech by Hon. W. P. H
Williams in the Menard opera house tomorrow - H
morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. H
Hon. M. L. Hayward will deliver a H
speech in our city on next Friday. It j H
will be one of the ablest of the campaign. H
Sam Rogers' McKinley band has developed - H
eloped into a kid military club as well , J
with about 35 guns and boundless enthu- H
siastn. The boys drill nightly and make M
quite an appearance. |
Mrs. M. E. Barger has returned from |
the city after purchasing a fine scock of | H
goods , bringing with her Miss Ella Cree- M
van , an experienced trimmer from the M
house where she traded. Ladies may H
look out for a grand opening in the near H
Prof. Lyon , Director of the Agricultural -
tural department of the State University , . .
will address the Farmers' Convention , ' • '
next Thursday evening , at the opera ?
house. Prof. Lyon is a pleasing speaker
and all citizens of McCo > k and vicinity .
are interested in his subject. 5
The American Protective Tariff League J
has just issued document No. 59 , "The *
TarifP' , which gives extracts , in parallel i
columns , from the speeches.of Hon. W. J
J. Bryan and Hon. William McKinley. \
This document should be read by even * ?
voter. Address , W. F. Wakeman , General - J
eral Secretary , 135 W. 23d Street , New %
"The Fatal Kiss" ,
Words and music by W. V. Gage , is I j
on the eve of a big run in this commun- - % 4
ity. It's rapturous language and catchy
music After hearing a verse or two you
feel like going out and kissing or killing
somebody. You feelings are so mixed
that perhaps you don't care which. 1
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