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H FIFTEENTH YEAR / McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 4 , 1896. NUMBER 29 H
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Hf TEACHERS' ' MEETING
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Hlf A Successful Session of the Southwestern
HL Nebraska Educational Association.
V | SMALL ATTENDANCE ONLY DRAWBACK
H K Chancellor MacLean Speaks on
H. f Culture and Agriculture and
H | * | Says a Strong Word for the
R State University.
B > The meeting of the Southwestern NeB -
B Vra.ska Educational association held in
H v our city , last week , hud its distinct ele-
V' men is of interest and instruction , though
Kt > rather hlitnly attended on occouut of the
Hx T'ie ' opening session of the association
E/i WHS ilel , " > lne A. O. U. W. temple hall
Bf on Thursday evening , President . T.
HlT Oates of Oxford calling the meeting to
Hr ? order and presiding. Prof. J.V. . Bowlus
< tj of Orleans college delivered his lecture
Hr& on "The Greeny" , a humorous-philo-
V ' / -soplikal effort that was well received.
BrT Music by the high school choir , Miss
H n . Hannah Staugeland and the Valentine
K'H't 'ec ' chib completed the evening's pro-
K\ \ gramme , which was followed by a short
Hb v -social at which an effort was made to
v. make the delegates acquainted with each
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V &t > Tlie subject of history iorbed the
f Q Friday morning hour , Jy. M. Fling
K ; ' of the State University leading in the
discussion of the subject , and speaking
t especially on the Teaching of History ;
Hon.V. . F. Dale of Alma spoke on its
rjfRelationship to Citizenship ; and Miss
V'f' $ ' Lally of Arapahoe on History in the
Kloi Grammar School. Music entertainingly
H\ | ' punctuated the programme.
BX $ The Hygiene of the Public School oc-
RsN cupied the afternoon session. Dr. W.V.
F ji Gage delivered a thoughtful , practical
br"1/ aud scientific address on that topic , and
Eff1 Principal \V. J. Dobson of Iudianola
H % spoke to the point clearly on Physical
V ft Training and the Vital Organs. The
R / , ' Intellectual Side of Physical Training
L r N was handled cleverly by Miss Sadie
AH Campbell of Franklin academy.
v 'j- In the evening at the Congregational
? church Chancellor MacLean held the
/ \ close attention of a large audience in the
HR ; yKv < leliverv of his lecture on Culture and
j Jm Agriculture , in which he made a strong
H Wf plea not only for the higher education
B | but for the agricultural college of the
B Btif * university ; showing how agriculture and
B K Jw culture have made the Anglo-Saxon the
B J $ potential people of the earth. The glee
B club sang very creditably , and the even-
B > v f ing terminated with a receptionwherein
K _ \ numerous three-minute talks were iu-
V V ? < lulged in , the motto being , "If any man
B \ } talks over three minutes , shoot him on
t -i * the spot" . The programme was :
f ' Music High School Choir
K " * V ' We're Glad You Came Supt. Valentine
H | / We're Glad We Came Supt. Thomas
B x4 / , Kducation on the Frontier. . . . .Supt. Reynard
ft y * , . .Music High School Choir
m \\x Women in Education Principal Hart
H V The Boys Miss Campbell
H c.v Music High School Choir
H " "jgf * The Parents Supt. Hussong
fiQ \ .Everybody President Oates
H \ ' - A brief social season and the meeting
H ; f 7 of the evening came to a close , being
' i v one the most felicitous and profitable off
f Saturday morniug , Supt. E. M. Hus
song of Franklin and Supt. A.O.Thomas
B Q4 ° Minden read instructive , valuable
H papers on Nature Study ; Mrs. Sylvester
V S Cordeal of our city schools read an ex-
HB \ cellent paper on How to Teach Reading ,
F ' i following the general discussion came
business meeting , wherein the fol
lowing nfiicers were elected : President ,
William Valentine , McCook ; Vice-Presi
dent , G. W. Sampson , Alma ; Secretary ,
Miss Sadie Campbell , Franklin ; Treas
urer , A. O. Thomas , Minden.
In the absence of State Supt. Corbett
. in the section meeting in the afternoon
Prof. Hunter of Red Cloud led the dis
cussion of the county superintendents ,
and Supt. Thomas of Minden that of the
city superintendents. The different feat
ures of this programme were pretty thor
oughly discussed. Miss Hosic discussed
rural and grade teachers in a practical ,
The evening programme was varied
from and the lecture announced by the
absent state superintendent was substi
tuted by the lantern entertainment.
Supt. Valentine described the advantages
of a lantern in a public school and illus
trated his ideas to the evident pleasure
and satisfaction of all present. This
closed a successful and instructive session
although the enrollment did not exceed
sixty members ,
v- . * - The cordial effort made by our citizens
M r\ff\ tQ entCrtain the members of the association -
t tion was duly appreciated by the visitors ,
m Wf w ° carre < l avvay with them pleasant
m W $ impressions of our people and town.
V jll McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
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FIRST SHIPMENT FROM McCOOK.
A Car Load of Alfalfa Seed Shipped to
St. Louis , Last Week.
On Tuesday of last week a car load of
alfalfa seed was shipped from McCook
to St. Louis. This we believe is the first
car load lot or large shipment of alfalfa
seed evermade from this station. Messrs.
F. S. Wilcox , S G. Goheen , Perry Stone
and others made the shipment , which
consisted of about 600 bushels or in the
neighborhood of 36,000 pounds , and at a
fair price the car ought to bring between
$1,500 and $2,000 for the shippers , and
consequently a neat margin of profit for
the gentlemen interested , who are among
the heaviest alfalfa growers in this sec
tion of the county.
We are reliably informed that there is
enough alfalfa seed still in this vicinity
to make another car load , and that ar
rangements are being completed for mak
ing another shipment in the near future.
Great is alfalfa and the little seeds
At a Bargain.
For sale : One bed-room suite.one hard-
coal burner , one dining-room table , five
dining-room chairs , two center tables ,
one hanging lamp. S. E. Taylor.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
A. W. KEYS was up from Bartley.Tues-
day , on business.
R O. Phillips of the Lincoln Land Co.
was in the citj7 , Monday.
Mrs. Stover is here now assisting in
taking care of her daughter Miss Lotta.
Dr. W. V. Gage went in to Omaha ,
Saturday night , on business of his pro
J. B. MESERVE , state treasurer-elect ,
went into Omaha and Lincoln , Sunday
night , on business.
REGISTER Campbeli. has been visit
ing Lincoln , this week , and taking in the
chicken show at Geneva.
Mrs. Hughes recently returned from
Silver Plume , Colorado , and is now liv
ing with Steve Bailey's family.
Mrs. W. R. Cole arrived from Iowa , '
Monday night , and expects to make her
home in our city in the future.
Daniel Sullivan and J. G. Thomp
son of Alma were McCook pilgrims.Sun-
day , on a political mission bent.
L. H. ROONEY and D. J. Fitzgerald
left for Kansas City , Wednesday night ,
and may locate in business there.
H. B. Troxel was up from Beatrice ,
Tuesday , looking after some business af
fairs of his deceased brother Frank.
Jacob Rozeli , of Coleman precinct is
preparing to return to Ohio , having dis
posed of his personal effects and farm
E. O. Scott of Bartley observed the
McCook gait , Saturday , and being of the
craft , paid his respects at these head
E. E. RowELL returned , Monday
evening , from a trip to Colorado Springs ,
Colorado , where his brother John resides
and is in business.
Nick Kessler came up from Hastings
and Ed Kessler from Indianola to attend
the funeral services over their father ,
Presiding Elder Hale held quar
terly meeting for South McCook charge
on Wednesday , and for Box Elder on
Tuesday of this week.
P. A. Wells was up from Hastings ,
fore end of the week , on business con
nected with the litigation for possession
of the Commercial hotel.
Mrs. Kate Jergensmier , who came
out from Iowa , last Friday night , to at
tend the funeral of her father , M.Kessler ,
departed for home , 3'esterday morning.
William Wolf of Lincoln is now
employed by J. F. Ganschow as clerk
and in charge of the repairing depart
ment. He is an experienced , first-class
Miss Sadie Campbell of Franklin
was the guest of McCook friends over
Sunday. She is connected with the
Franklin academy and is secretary of
the Southwestern Nebraska Educational
W. G. Reddin is packing up his house
hold goods preparatory to an early re
moval from our city. He will go tem
porarily to Denver , while Mrs. Reddin
will join her mother in Chicago for the
present. Many good wishes will accom
Dr. A. C. Harlan and family have
moved in from the farm in Frontier
county to afford his children larger and
improved school facilities. The doctor
will be missed by his many friends and
neighbors up in Frontier. They are
most welcome to our city and its advan
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P. 0. SAVINGS BANKS
Zlnt and Fitzgerald , the Barbers , Dissolve
Partnership by Mutual Consent.
HOG MILLET MORE VALUABLE FOR US
Card of Thanks-111 in Kansas-The
Transaction Is Closed-Lively
Situation-Lots for a
The masses of the people seldom get
what they really want in a political plat
form. They only get what the political
managers think they ought to have. Yet
the masses , the majority of the people ,
generally know what they need and are
generally right in their demands , and
they cannot be fooled all the time. One
of the things the people of the .country
have wanted for a long time , but could
never get recognition in political plat
forms , is postal savings banks , and the
only reason is that the .banking interest
is strong in politics and has kept this
feature out of platforms.
It is always a puzzle to foreigners vis
iting this country why , with so fine a
department of public service as our pos
tal system , we have no postal savings
banks. Canada has been at it only five
years and now her people have in her
postal savings banks over $26,000,000 at
2 } i Per cent interest. Great Britian has
tried it for 25 years and now has 'on de
posit $337,000,000 , the average size of the
deposit being only $52 , the losses on this
amount in 1891 being only $200 , attribu
ted to fraud by postal clerks.
All the requisite machinery for these
savings banks is in good running order ,
and the system could be inaugurated by
a mere wave of the postmaster-general's
pen , officers being already sworn and
bonded , and all the expense would be a
lot of printed instructions and blanks.
Every money order office should receive
deposits of amounts from $100 to $1000.
Why should not our government take
inoney from her people and have charge
of it , use it if need be and pay her own
subjects a low rate of interest , rather
than borrow money in Europe or of
European agents ? National Stockman
By Mutual Consent.
On Monday , Messrs. Zint & Fitzgerald
dissolved partnership by mutual consent ,
Fitzgerald selling his interest in the bus
iness to Zint , who will continue the bus
iness at the old stand. Mr. Fitzgerald
has not determined just where he will
go and reembark in business , but he ex
pects to leave the city , close of the week.
Dennis is a first-class artist in the tonsorial -
serial line , and a clever fellow. His
many friends in the county will wish
him success wherever he may locate.
More in Sight From Hogr Millet ,
"Why can't we have a sugar factory
right here in Indianola" ? asks the Re
porter. "There " is no other place in
Southwestern Nebraska for one. McCook
• has given up everything in the interest
of hog millet" . [ Nit. But there is more
in sight just now for McCook and Red
Willow county from hog millet than
there is from prospective sugar factories. ]
A Successful Operation.
J. H. Ludwick is in receipt of a letter
from J. A. Ranney which states that Mrs.
Ranney has been successfully operated
upon for a tumor in Chicago. The news
will be received with satisfaction by their
friends and relatives here.
Card of Thanks.
We are most grateful and thankful to
all the kind friends and neighbors for
the untiring assistance and many acts of
good-will shown during the recent illness
of M. Kessler. Mrs. M. Kessler.
Mrs. C. F. Lehn.
HI In Kansas.
A telegram , Tuesday , from J. D. De-
bruce , Arkansas City , Kansas , announces
that Miss Nora Stroud , teacher of the
South McCook school , who went down
there to visit over Thanksgiving , is ill
Closed the Transaction.
The Baptist brethren closed the deal
for the purchase of the Lutheran church
building , the deeds being duly executed
this week , and the work of repairing will
proceed at once.
A Lively Situation.
Concluding from the advertisements
in the local newspaper the commercial
situation in Indianola is too lively to af
ford any permanent resting place for
Lots for a Parsonage.
The Methodist brethren have pur
chased the three lols , 75 feet , south of
their church building , for parsonage
purposes , at a very reasonable figure.
Benefit of Reception Fund of S. W. Ne
braska Educational Association.
Following is the programme of the
impromptu entertainment to be given in
the Assembly room , east building , to
night. Admission 25 cents. Door open
Piano Solo Rhapsodie Ilongroise No. 2
Duet Banjo and Piano Selection
'John Stranahan and II. P. Sutton.
Recitation Just Before Christmas
Vocal Solo Italian Concert Selection
Duet Flute and Piano Romanza
Roy Smith and Edna Dixon.
Recitation The Courtship of Larry O'Dee
Duet Clarionet and Baritone Lucia
G. R. Snyder and F. A. Pennell.
Piano Duet Der Freischutz
Maud Cordeal and Mabel Perry.
Reading. . . .Dickens' "Cricket on the Hearth"
Song. The Old Ferryman
' Magee , Beyrer , Smith , McCarl.
Just Jasper's Jolly Joshings.
The Danbury News has hung its harp
on the willows that grow wild and un
tamable along the banks of the classic
Beaver. . . State Treasurer-elect seems to
be exercising a good deal of sound judg
ment * in his appointments..Danbury
is a good town for its size , none better ,
but it is not large enough to support a
newspaper. The plain truth of the mat
ter is that there are too many newspap
ers in the western counties. The news
paper should at least be able to earn a
living for its owner without his going
begging. Two many newspapers in a
county is as bad as too many churches.
It is only a question of time when there
will be but three newspapers in Red Wil
low county : two at-McCook and one in
the eastern part of the county , at Indian
ola or Bartley P. E. McKillip has
been admitted to the bar. TheReporter
wishgi him success , and we predict a
brilliantfuture for hirn. The time will
come when he will say that his defeat
for county attorney was very fortunate.
. . . .First the Courier threw up its tail ,
changed location and name , and now the
Danbury News has gone out of business
But the Reporter is still on deck. Lam-
bom's lick-spittle still lives.
Quite Snug Weather.
The weather during the past week has
been decidedly of the snug order : Last
Friday morning the thermometer regis
tered 5 degrees below zero , on Saturday
morning 12 , Sunday morning 8 , and
Monday morning zero ; all readings taken
at 8 o'clock. Coupled with some snow
and introduced by a strong wind , it was
cold -enough for the most persnickity
Notice is hereby given that on Satur
day , ihe 5th day of December , 1896 , at
the courthouse in Indianola , Nebraska ,
at 2 p. m. , the annual meeting of the Red
Willow" County Agricultural society will
be held for the purpose of electing offi
cers for the ensuing year and transacting
any o 'ther business that may come before
the meeting. J. H. BERGE , Secretary.
Will You be In It ?
We mean the holiday trade. An ad
vertisement in The Tribune will help
secure your share.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
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.
Preaching morning and evening by Rev.
F. M. Williams of Lincoln at the usual
hours. Bible school at 10 a. m. and B.
Y. P. U. at 7 p. m. A cordial invitation
to all. _ -
EHISCOPAL Divine service second and
fourth Suudays of every month at 11:00
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school
every Sunday at 10:00 a. m.
; S. A. Potter , General Missionary.
R. A. Russell , Assistant.
Methodist Sunday school at 10 a.m.
Preaching at 11. Junior League at 2:30.
Epworth League at 7. Preaching at 8.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at
8 o'clock. All are welcome.
J. A. Badcok , Pastor.
Congregational Morning theme ,
" ' Millennium" .
"Earth's Evening topic ,
"The Importance of Life Rules" . Sun
day school at 10 o'clock. Endeavor so
ciety at 7 o'clock , topic , "Making More
of Christianity" . Wednesday evening
prayer meeting at 7:30 o'clock. All are
welcome. Hart L. Preston , Pastor.
McConn ell's Balsam cures coughs.
McCook is Selected as One of the Stations
by the Burlington.
WILL BE UNDER EXPERT DIRECTION
Sub-Soil Packing and Shallow Cul
tivation.-The Experiment Will
Be Watched With Deep
The Burlington railroad company is
taking considerable interest in the mat
ter of the proper plowing and cultivation
of the soil of Western Nebraska espec
ially. To this end General Passenger
and Ticket Agent Francis spent Thurs
day in the city in company with Mr.
Campbell of Sioux City , Iowa , inventor
of sub-boil packing and surface cultiva
ting machinery , looking over the field
with a view of establishing an experi
ment station here.
The Burlington proposes to furnish
the necessary machinery , and au expert
to oversee the work once a week during
the season. It is proposed to utilize forty
acres in diversified farming and the con
tract will hold for three years.
McCook will be the western limit of
the stations , and we understand that
other stations will be located at Alma ,
Curtis , Holdrege , Neb. , and Oberlin ,
Kansas , and the purpose is to exploit the
idea of sub-toil packing and surface cul
tivation with the Campbell machinery in
which the company has great confidence.
The experiment will be watched with
deep interest and results carefully noted
by the farmers especially and the people
generally of this sectiou of tlie state.
S. P. Hart will be in charge of the
local station. A station will be estab
lished at Hastings also.
Rev. Williams talked to the pupils a
short time , Tuesday morning.
Maude Doan , a member of the "fam
ous" class of'96 , visited the highschool ,
Tuesday afternoon. • -
The 9th grade will have another debate
among its members , this afternoon , in
their civil government class.
The Educational association made a
wise choice in selecting Supt. Valentine
as their president for the next year.
Adessa Hammond of the nth grade is
teaching the South McCook school dur
ing the absence and sickness of Miss
The school concert , tonight will take
the place of the regular lantern class.
Attend the concert and spend an enjoy
able evening and , incidentally , 25 cents.
Bertha Viland , who finished teaching
a three-months term of school up in
Frontier count } ' , last week , started to
school here again and entered the 10th
The pupils of the high school who are
not doing the work of their grade , will
receive a red mark on their monthly re
port card , this week , and the pupils are
.anxiously waiting to know just where
they are at.
The Southwestern Nebraska Educa
tional association convened , last week ,
in McCook. The program was carried
out as announced , with the exception of
H. R. Corbett's lecture. Thursday even
ing the teachers and the public had the
pleasure of listening to an interesting
lecture by Prof. Bowlus of Orleans in the
A. O. U. W. building. Friday's session
was entertaining and instructive as was
also Chancellor MacLean's lecture the
same evening. Saturday's session closed
with a lantern class for the benefit of
the visiting teachers.
The following "bulletin" was issued
by the Special Work department of our
schools , last Monday , and is self-explan
MCCOOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Special Work Department ,
November 30th , i8g5.
Dear Friends : We are not yet quite
through with the Educational associa
tion. The extraordinary expense en
tailed upon us makes it necessary to give
an impromptu concert , next Friday
evening , ( tonight , ) which we hope you
will attend with the understanding that
you get full value of price of admission
(25c. ( ) This is assured by the following
persons having kindly consented to ap
pear : Misses Troth , Cordeal , Dixon and
Stangcland , and Messrs. Pennell .Snyder ,
Johnson , Stranahan and the Quartette.
The above furnish the music. Mr. Forbes
and Ethel Barnett recite and Mr. Val
entine reads. Does not this programme
promise a pleasant evening ? Ofcourseit
does. Come and enjoy it , and help us
out at the same time. Sincerely ,
Ray McCarl , Manager.
Ernest Cordeal Treasurer.
PROMENADE CONCERT PROGRAM
To be Given by the Pythian Band on Fri
day Evening : Next.
The following program will be rendered •
in the Menard opera hall , Friday evening
next , December nth , by the Pythian
Two Step Champion Chambers
Overture Barber , of Seville. Rossini
Waltz Women's Love Fahrbach
Fantasia on My Old Kentucky lIome..Dalby
Polka The Pretty Typewriter Puerner
FlowerSonn Hearts and FIowers..Tobani
Gavotte In pense Eilenberg
Characteristic Goblins' Frolic O'Neill
Waltz Venus Reigen Gun l -
Descriptive Owl's Picnic Ripley
To this promenade concert the ladies
will be charged 15 cents ; the gentlemen
25 cents. The odd numbers * or every
other number on the program will be
danced. All are invited. The band
should be encouraged by a large attend
There seems to be something in the
recent cold snap , and consequent fine
skating , stimulating to the small school
lad's genius for literary composition.
And by the same token the attendance
at school has been somewhat fractured.
We are pained to learn , however , that
bad spelling has marred the productions
and led to the discomfiture of the bud
ding artists , and perhaps some painful -
PETITE PERTINENT PARAGRAPHS.
The ice harvest is on full blast.
This is cold enough for us , yes.
McMillen's Cough Cure is sure.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Do you know McMillen's Cough Cure
is effective ?
An increase of pension has been grant
ed S. B. Rowe of Bartley.
It's a cold wind that blows no one
some good. The Coal Dealer.
Secure desirable positions for your
Christmas advertisements now.
The Republican was a delate , jast.- ,
week , being issued on Saturday night.
Did you ever burn any genuine Mait-
land coal ? Ballard sells it at $6.50 per
ton. Try it.
Frozen water pipes have been causing
the populace pain and the plumber pelf ,
the past week.
A. McMillen announces his holiday
goods in this issue. Don't fail to see his
Private and combination ice houses
over the city are being placed in readi
ness for the ice harvest.
Sheridan Nut coal is used by a good
many people , and they say it is all right.
$4.50 per ton at Bullard's.
Note change of advertisement of C. L.
DeGroff & Co. , this week , and take ad
vantage of their December bargains.
The practice of a local contemporary
of cribbing McCook specials in the daily
newspapers is certainly discreditable.
Fifteen (15 ; cents will buy a box of
nice writing paper at this office , con
taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 envel
This cold snap has produced fine ice
for skating on the river and many . are
taking advantage of its exhilarating
The Tribune wants correspondence
from every precinct and town in Red
Willow county. Terms readily given on
The Valentine glee club was out
serenading , Monday night , and treated a
few of its admiring friends to some tune
Notwithstanding the hard times , S.M.
Cochran & Co. are keeping a complete
line of general hardware. See them be
S. M. Cochran carry in stock the Ger
man , Rivers.de , Antique and Royal Oak
heating stoves nothing better in the
market. The prices are right.
Joe Goggles of the Indianola Reporter
won't be supremely happy again until
Supt. Valentine "stops the press" and
issues another hog millet bulletin.
The Christian Endeavor people held
their regular social , Tuesday evening , at
the residence of J. E. Sanborn. It was
largely attended and keenly enjoyed.
Messrs. Schmidt and Cain have opened
a feed store in the galvanized iron black
smith shop on West Dennison street.
They have an engine and the necessary
machinery to do grinding.
Bed-room set. L. Low.max.
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