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B' , FIFTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 30. 1896. NUMBER 24 M
THEY HAD THE TOWN
The Republican Valley Rally a Success
Despite the Weather.
LARGE CROWDS AND GREAT SPEECHES
Bands , Glee Clubs and Uniformed
Marching Clubs Galore
\ Propitious Weather the
* Only Thing Lacking.
The Republicans of the Republican
Valley took this burg by storm , Friday ;
- and but for the extraordinary snow sturui
\ of Thursday The Tribune would have
' to chronicle the greatest , grandest po
litical demonstration in the history of
( the valley. The snow and mud not only
deterred hundreds from coming , but
made the carrying out of much of the
programme impossible. The fact that
the monster parade and torchlight procession -
I * cession had to be abandoned , was a
source of keen disappointment and re
gret to all ; arrangements had been per
fected for a memorable demonstration
in closing the campaign , but the weather
clerk disposed otherwise.
About three o'clock the special train
from .Red Cloud arrived , carrying enthus
iastic crowds from all intermediate towns.
Red Cloud sent a ladies and a gentleniens
glee club ; Arapahoe its famous Third
Regiment band ; Benkleuian a brass
band ; Cambridge a uniformed ladies
marching club anda male quartette ;
Henkelman a mixed quartette. Besides
there were Republican clubs and dele
gations from all along the line. The
peerless Nebraska Brigade band of this
city met the visitors at the depot and
led the way to Menard opera house and
the Workmen Temple hall , where crowded -
ed and enthusiastic audiences were ad
dressed py the popular Ole Hedlund.
nominee for auditor , the winning Ed.
Allen , candidate for senator , and the
• wide-awake R. . P. High , nominee for rep
resentative. Both these meetings were
Interspersed with instrumental and vo-
music of a most delightfulsort.
The evening portion of the programme ,
centered in two immense and enthusiastic -
. -tic gatherings in the Temple hall and
Opera house. In the former Judge Field
/ • of Lincoln delivered a masterful speech
for Rspublicanism ; while Judge Strawn
of Omaha gave a magnficent exposition
• of the party's views on the questions of
this campaign , in the latter. He was
followed by Orlando Tefft , candidate for
Ical - , who made a few
brief remarks. The several bands and
glee clubs also participated most accep
tably in both gatherings.
All in all the rally was a great success ,
only lacking weather for the superb spec
tacular effect prepared for.
ON THE SIDE.
A few fireworks in the evening.
It took "four o'clock courage" to brave
that snow and mud.
_ McCook would have been overwhelmed
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KlgK had the weather been fair.
ItcSb " e mounted ladies were all right , but
Mh there were not enough of them.
KEfi * e la < es ° f e cemetery committee
I Jgft did a land office business at their supper.
PyJHr | Quite a few decorations , notwithstand-
I-jHe ing the bad weather ; one or two very at-
j fl > The local managers are to be cougrat-
UBr * ulated on their success and comniiserat-
Rajfei ed on the unfortunate weather.
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fv A Word of Explanation.
R mmp- - The Tribune is unavoidably delayed
M BBf one ay * kis week on account of the im-
' lUK. mense amount of labor and time required
MjSfiL in the printing of the 22,000 ballots for
JMJK \ next Tuesday's election. . This fact will
l * flk also explain the absence of the customary
ttipEEj * news in this issue. The ballots are the
lUII largest ever used in this county , being
r flUI 6x44 inches in dimensions , and somewh at
L BJK resemble a double roll of wall paper in
BwPjfi < appearance.
? JSyt' The ballots for the amendments are
j p printed on separate paper. These 'were
KfK Furnished by the state.
9Kl } A Temperance Chalk Talk.
Kst On next Friday evening , November
> , . " K ; , 6th , Mrs. Maude L. Greeu of Manitou ,
w Kf * Colorado , a national organizer and chalk
| MC talker of W. C. T. TJ. , will speak and il-
i KE lustrate with crayon on the subject of
jBff ) temperance , in the Congregational
IwSm church. Sirs. Green expects to speak
' mSm lo children in the-afternoon , if trains ar-
Sk ! rive in time. Of this afternoon zneet-
fc w * n * however , announcement will be
r isSuk * " made in the schools of the city. Mrs.
m ! f * Green is highly recommended and should
KtoU" " Sven a large hearing.
m vStii Saturday night is Hallowe'en and the
I t M0 Christian Endeavor people have pre-
| S3 | A pored for a Hallowe'en party on that
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THE DEATH OF ROBERT DOTY.
He is Accidentally and Fatally Shot by
Monday morning , Robert JDoty , a for
mer resident of our city and a nephew of
Dr. S. L.Green , was shot accidentally by
a companion , dying in about two hours.
The deceased has been in business in
Ward , Colorado , and at the time of the
sad and terrible accident be , with two
boys , wasengaged in driving some horses
irom near Wauneta , his late home , to
Ward. One of the boys got out of the
wagon in which they were driving to
shoot a hawk. Only one barrel of the
shotgun was used , and in getting back
into the wagon the remaining barrel was
discharged , the entire load of lead enter
ing Mr. Doty's back , producing a fright
ful wound that caused death in about two
The deceased will be remembered by
many of our older residents. He was a
kind hearted , popular young man and
liighly esteemed during his residence in
McCook. His tragic , deplorable death
will be profoundly regretted.
The deceased leaves a wife and one
child to mourn his untimels' death.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
Rev. S. A. Potter , of Kearney , was a
city visitor , Sunday. .
A. L. King of Culbertsou was among
our visitors , Tuesdaj' .
James Harris is home from Colorado
to vote. He came last Saturday.
P. A. Wells was up from Hastings ,
Tuesday , attending district court.
J. W. Corner's son John left on No. 4 ,
Monday night , for Iowa , on a visit.
Rev. E. D. Ervine , of Hastings , occu
pied the Episcopal pulpit , Sunday.
Receiver Gibbons was in LincolnTues-
da } ' , looking over the political situation.
Mrs. C. E. Eldred went down to Indi-
anola , Monday night , on a short visit tea
Oscar Callihan of the Bank of Benkel-
man was down on business matters ,
Mr. "Eller , the traveling man , occupy
ing one of P. A. Wells' cottages , is ill
Mrs. G. A. Noren went down to Or-
leaus , Saturday , to visit with her father
for a week or so.
Miss Clara Purvis of the fifth and sixth
grades was sick , Tuesday. Dessa Hammond
S. Seaman was up from Beatrice , fore
part of this week , looking after his real
estate interests here.
G. W. Starr and Miss Blanche took ad
vantage of the excursion rates , last Sat
urday , visiting Bloomington friends.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Babcock drove
down 1o Cambridge , Tuesday , to hear
• 'Gentleman George" Meiklejohn speak.
A. J. Venuum and wife of Palisade
were in the city , Tuesday , on their way
east , whither they went on No. 4 , that
J. H. Berge , of the comity treasurer's
office , attended and addressed the county
Sunday school convention In Trenton ,
M. V. .Easterday , who has been visit
ing with H. H. Easterday of our city , de
parted for his home in Tecumseh , Thurs
Mrs. F. E. Kidder and the children
left , the close of last week , for Howard
Lake , Minn. , to be absent six or eight
weeks on a visit.
S. E. Taylor and family , their many
friends in McCook will be sorry to learn ,
expect in the not distant future , to re
move from our city.
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Hanson and
young son left for Illinois , Monday night ,
where she goes to care for an invalid
mother. He will return to work in a few
Mesdames Koll and Jurgensmier ar
rived from Earling , Iowa , Monday night ,
being summoned here by the precarious
condition of their father , M. Kessler , who
is very low with dropsy.
Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson of Burlington ,
Iowa , were here visiting their ' niece ,
Mrs. J. H. Moore , first of the week. They
were on their way home from visiting
J. A. Crawford of Colorado.
Miss Delia Johnston departed for
Salt Lake City , Utah , Sunday night , af
ter a visit of a few weeks here to old-time
friends. She will visit her sister , Mrs. J.
E. Allen , in Denver , en route.
Rev. G. P. Fuson and family will de
part for Crawfordsville , Indiana , next
Wednesday. Rev. Fuson has made many
warm friends here during his brief pas
torate over the Baptist congregation.
TO STATE'S PRISON
Edward Lorenz is Now Confined In the
Penitentiary at Lincoln.
PHE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS' BANK.
Application Denied Are Blooded
Fakes A Small Audience
Painfully Injured Fair
Sheriff Neel left on Tuesday night for
Lincoln , in charge of Edward Lorenz.
sentenced to life imprisonment in the
state penitentiary. Curiosity attracted
quite a number of people to the depot to
witness the departure. "When Lorenz
was sentenced. Tuesday morning , his on
ly response to the Judge's question , "Have
you am * reason to jiive why sentence shall
not be imposed" ? was , "I aig as innocent
asyouare" . The conduct of Lorenz since
the murder of Michael Travers has been
an enigma lo everybody , and his answer
to the Judge was characteristic.
The Publishers' Bank.
An exchange remarks : "Men have
various ways of carryig their money.
Butchers , grocers and bakers carry it in
a big , crumpled wad. Bankers carry it
in nice , clean bills , laid full length in a
morocco pocketbook. Brokers always
fold their bills twice. The young busi
ness man carries his money in his vest
pocket , while the sporting man carries it
in his trousers pocket. Farmers and
drovers carry their money in an inside
vest pocket. Editors carry theirs in other
The application for the rehearing of
the Michael Travers murder case came
up before Judge Norris , Tuesday morn
ing , and the same was denied. The
judge then sentenced the defendant ,
Edward Lorenz , to imprisonment for life ,
as per the finding of the jury. It is un
derstood Attorney Power will carry the
case up to the Supreme court for final
Are Blooded Fakes.
It seems to be well understood now ,
that the alleged German barons and lieu
tenants in the Prussian service , that re
cently passed through this city , are fakes ,
and the various metropolitan newspapers
are "jollying" the 400 of each other's
cities over the style in which the alleged
noblemen were entertained , "carried
around on a chip" , as it were.
A Small Audience.
P. E. McKillip , the populist nominee
for couuty attorney , addressed a small
audience in the opera house , Saturday
evening last. The speaker did not ap
pear to be in good form and the efforts
put forth did not arouse much enthusi
asm , unless it be the allusion to Mamma
The McKinley martial band and the
Young Ladies marching club of our city
participated in the Republican rally at
Cambridge , Tuesday , and as usual were
among theleadrag attractions of the dem
onstration. They went down at ten
o'clock and returned on the late passen
ger train the same night.
Last Friday , while delivering meat ,
Les Clark was quite seriously injured by
the falling of the horse he was riding.
He is now resting more easily , although
some alarm was felt at first , and his early
recovery is expected. ,
Fair and Festival.
At Menard's opera house , November
19 , 20 , 21 , the members of St. Patrick's
Congregation hold their seventh
annual Pair and Festival. Music by the
Speaking on Monday Evening.
There will be a Republican meeting in
the Menard opera house on Monday
evening. It is not known just who will
speak , but it will be worth listening to ,
so turn out and crowd the opera house ,
to hear the last speech of the campaign.
First of the Season.
The light rain of Wednesday afternoon
turned into a snow the first of the sea
son Wednesday night , and continued
the following day.
S. M. Cochran carry in stock the Ger
man , Riverside , Antique and Royal Oak
heating stoves nothing better in the
market. The prices are right.
It will pay you to get McMillen's
prices on wall-paper.
Wall Paper at McMillen's prices
WAY DOWN. - .
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
THE COUNTY TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
A Successful and Profitable Session of the
Teachers In Danbury.
A delegation of ten of the McCook
teachers attended the county teachers'
association meeting in Danbury , Satur
day , driving over iu carriages. They re
port a good attendanceof the teachers of
the county , a profitable programme and
a pleasant time. All returned home the
same night. The following program was
carried out in its entirety :
M usic Quartette
Devotional Exercises Rev. James Mason
Vocal Solo Maud Ruby
Geograply J. H. Fowler
Nature Study , Mrs. Teel
Reading Mrs. Elmeda B. Wood
Creation of Public Opinion. . . I Frank Abbott
Primary Class Drill Ada E. Fair
Course of Study County Supt. Carnahan
Talk Wm. Valentine
Vocal Solo Maud Ruby
In the evening Supt. "William Valen
tine lectured on general educational mat
ters in his usual interesting and instruct
Colonel David Miller.
Col. David Miller has gone on another
triumphant tour of speechmaking , and
will paralyze the citizens of Holbrook ,
Cambridge , Indianola and McCook.
Beaver City Tribune.
The colored Colonel was here , Satur
day , and inade more fun than a cage of
monkey for the populace on the streets
of the city. The Colonel is a dark , deep-
hued dynamo as a converter to sound
money , protection and prosperity.
It will pa } * you to get McMillen's
prices on wall paper.
Wall Paper at McMillen's PRICES
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Catholic Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. in. ,
wh choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordiallywelcome.
REV. J. W. HlCKKY , Pastor.
Episcopal R. A. Russell , Episcopal
missionary , will hold service Sunday ,
November Sth , at 1 r a. m. and 7530 p.m.
in the Episcopal church. All cordially
invited. R. A. RUSSELL , Pastor.
Baptist Regular services in McCon
nell's hall. Bible school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. B. Y. P. U. meet
ing at 7 p. m. No preachng in the even
ing. A cordial invitation to all.
G. P. Fuson , Pastor.
Congregational Morning theme ,
"The Hope of the World" . Sermon fol
lowed by crmmunion service. Evening
topic , "Our Ghosts" . Sunday school
at 10 ; Endeavor society at 7 , leader ,
Mrs. Lawson. Prayer meeting , Wed
nesday evening at 7:30. All are welcome.
HartL. Preston , Pastor.
Methodist Sunday school at 10 a.m.
Preaching at 11. Junior League at 2:30.
Epworth League at 7. Preaching at 8.
Morning subject , "Citizenship" ; even
ing , "The Length , Breadth and Height
of the American Ballot Box" . Bible
study Wednesday evening at S o.clock.
All are cordially invited.
J. A. Badcon , 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
dially invited to attend these services.
By Order of Committee.
Valentine at Danbury.
William Valentine delivered one of his
able political addresses in Danbury ,
Wednesday evening , to a large.interested
and appreciative audience. The Professor
wa'ijsnowed in by the blizzard and did
not reach home until Thursday night ,
coming around by rail. Ira ClarkErnest
Cordeal and Ray McCarl drove over with
The Populists Saturday Night.
The Populists will hold their rally .Sat
urday night , with the usual particulars ,
at least such as will be allowable by the
condition of the streets and the state of
the weather. Congressman Bell of Col
orado will be the leading speaker for the
The ladies of the cemetery committee
bave decided to give another supper on
-It will pay you to get McMillen's
prices on wall paper.
/ Wall Paper at McMillen's prices
ALMOST A BLIZZARD
The Worst October Storm Since the Mem
orable Storm of I88r.
DEEP SNOW AND A STRONG WIND
Thursday. October 29th , Will be a
Marker for Future Early
Storms The Snow a
An unusually severe and heavy snow
storm prevailed over Western Nebraska ,
Wednesday night , Thursday and Thurs
day night. Perhaps ten inches of snow
fell , but the high wind drifted it so bad
ly as to make navigation difficult indeed.
Fortunately the thermometer did not
fall much below freezing. Reports indi
cate that the storm was quite general
and the fall of snow heavy everywhere.
It was the deepest snow that has fall
en in this neighborhood , in October , in
a number of years , and is properly con
sidered of great value to the country.
Travel and traffic on the railway were
but slightiy retarded , although the com
pany was fully prepared for any emer
gency , and sent out a number of snow-
The snow storm of October 29th will
long remain a marker for the "oldest
Politics is an all-absorbing topic among
the pupils , now.
Rev. H. L. Preston visited and talked
to the east ward pupils , Monday.
There was but one session of school
on Friday , owing to the deep snow.
That was an awful absence record
caused by the army of pupils who went
to Cambridge , Tuesday , to help save the
Adessa Hammond of the nth grade
took Miss Purvis' place at the West ward
building , Tuesday , on account of her
Wm. Valentine and a few of the pupils
went to Danbury , " Wednesday afternoon ,
where Mr. Valentine was called to speak
at a Republican rally.
The girls' marching club , the drum
corps and the Valentine quartette went
down to Cambridge , Tuesday , to take
part in the rally there.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Dr. W. V. Gage was in Lincoln , Satur
Auditor E. O. Brandt of Omaha was
at Western division headquarters , Tues
An invalid sister of E. T. Maddux ar
rived from the east , Tuesday evening on
Mesdames W. S. Perry and W. F.
Lawson made a flying trip to the state
capital , last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Newell Forsy the of Wau
neta participated in the Republican val
ley rally here , Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Ingals. went down
to Hastings , Thursday morning , to spend
a few weeks with old time friends.
John Harlan of the Cambridge Kalei
doscope participated in the great rally
with us , Friday afternoon and evening.
J. F. Haskins of the Benkelman News ,
Messrs. Duckworth and Callihan of the
same burg , were among those at the
Tally , Friday.
Mrs. J. B. Meserve went down to Ox
ford , Friday night , to meet her husband
and remain with him until the close of
Register Campbell headed a large del
egation of white wings from the valley to
Hastings , Tuesday morning , to hear Gen
eral Palmer , the gold democrat nominee
Judge Strawn of Omaha , who has been
campaigning in this part of the state ,
closing days of the battle , was with us
in the grand rally , and madeTKE Trib
une a brief visit.
The McKinley martial band and the
Young Ladies' marching club participa
ted in the rally in Bloomington , Satur
day. Both organizations were uniform
ed. They report very nice treatment
and a fine meeting.
J. B. Elliott of Clay county , an old-
time neighbor of C. T. Eller , has been
spending a few days in the county , this
week. He is quite a Republican wheel-
horse , in his neighborhood , and expected
to speak on the political issues of the
campaign in the Everist school house on
CARNIVAL OF DAYS , NOV. 12-13. H
A Coming- Attraction by the Ladles of the M
Congregational Church. M
On November isth and 13th , afternoon H
and evening , iu the Menard , opera H
house , the ladies of the Dorcas so- i H
ciety of the Congregational church will j H
present their Carnival of Days. The carnival - ! H
nival will occupy six elaborate booths , i H
each representing the occupation of a |
day of the week. ii H
At Monday's booth will be found the H
"Queue Cue" to the whole carnival , in |
possession of our celestial friend * 'Washee H
Chinaman" who will dispense laundry H
wares , clotheslines , pins , bagsetc. H
Tuesday's booth , "Hot irons and cool ( H
tempers" , things that make ironing a ' M
luxury , ironboard pads , iron holders , ' , H
full length white aprons. H
Wednesday's booth will shelter a triad |
of darning grandmas , the most expert M
darner to draw a premium and incidentally - H
ally patronage. Here will be dispensed M
many wares , including Grandma's famous - M
ous candies. H
Thursday's booth , a delight in fancy M
work , with articles of utility in profusion. |
The booth of the Esthete. Here ah > o will |
be served a duinty luncheon by real dar- |
key waiters. You will not forget the | H
Thursday's booth. ' H
Friday's booth will gladly fill the demand - |
mand for sweeping caps , brooms , brushes H
and kindred articles. H
Saturday's booth is last but not least. f H
There beautiful wares will uppeal to the M
eye of taste , while the appetite is whetted - * |
ted by the tempting refreshments , served H
at all hours. H
A charming entertainment by the talent - H
ent of McCook will be given both even- 4 l
ings , more extended notice of which will / |
be given next week. Admission 10c. ; ' H
PETITE PERTINENT PARAGRAPHS. ' ' |
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs. 'i |
Wall paper at McMillen's prices H
way down. r H
It will pay you to get McMillen's H
prices on wall paper. H
The tickets are about the length of a H
spool of barbed wire , this fall. g H
The agony is about over. The patriots H
have begun to line up to the pie counter. H
Lost. A comforter on the road south. H
of town , last Friday evening. Please return - ' |
turn to this office. . M
Correspondents will please be more |
regular and have communications in by w M
Thursday morning. 1 1
The Valentine glee club is in demand : 1 1
the club sang in Cambridge , Tuesday 1 1
night , with the usual appreciation. , * . |
The Nebraska farmer is strongly of the \ \ |
opinion that there is profit in having * M
some sheep on every Nebraska farm. * k M
Fifteen (15 ; cents will buy a box of = M
nice writing paper at this office , con- B H
taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 envel- 8 H
The postoffice lobby will soon be occupied - H
cupied again. "The Notion Store" will \ H
soon be opened in the lobby by F. M. H
Colson. a. H
The Tribune wants correspondence s , I
from every precinct and town in Red H
Willow count } ' . Terms readily given on Z fl
request. * j
Notwithstanding the hard times , S.M. ® I
Cochran & Co. are keeping a complete y I
line of general hardware. See them be- * jj I
fore buying. t *
All that saved Holbrook from a prai- Q I
Jtie fire , the other day , was the heroic 'J I
and united work of her citizens. Burn K I
or plow fireguards. * I
S. M. Cochran carry in stock the Ger- * 3 I
man , Riverside , Antique and Royal Oak * y
heating stoves nothing better in the ' h
market. The prices are right.
Hard luck seems to be following W. y g
A. Minniear of Danbury. Having lost an y
immense c jmber of hogs , he is now I05- . y
ing some fat cattle with the black leg. 9
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The ladies of the Baptist church will r *
serve a Thanksgiving dinner on Main * P
street , place to be advertised later. The 4 >
people of McCook and vicinity are ur- Sj
gently requested to liberally patronize 4
Defeated candidates are thus early reminded - J
minded that old Mrs. Polly Woddy said :
"In time of defeat and tribulation my - * •
most consolingsome passage of scripter , jf
is found in those blessed words , "Grin | &
and bear it" . 2 *
Mrs. A. J. Rittenhouse , formerly with J |
Mrs. M. E. Barger , is now doing dressmaking - - " %
making in connection with Misses Stover % g j
& Stanfield's' millinery bazar. For the * " * j
next few weeks , however , she will be j , • %
found in the rear of Dr. Green's store.
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