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g | \ FIFTEENTH VEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY. NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 1. 1897. NUMBER 83 M
What Transpired In the Several Churches
of the City.
\ Celebrations are yery attractive
\ The Glorious Event was Given Due
' * > Prominence in Most of the
Churches of the City ,
I This Year.
Ho event in the world's history .and
experience is so fraught with .gracious
, blessing to humanity as the birth of the
x Savior of the world ; and so Christmas
lias come to be the most widely and
gladly celebrated of all the days observed
in Christendom. It is to all classes and
I , conditions alike THE day in the full ,
round calender year ; and while a Chris
tian observance , yet the occasion appeals
to all , and is so commemorated by the
1 earth's teeming millions , regardless of
faith. But to the people of a Christian
ciation such as our's the day and the
event is of transcendent importance and
significance , and its faithful , thoughtful
and loving observance is especially fit
ting. So ever hail to thee merry , glad
some Christmas. May America never
become too sordid and place seeking to
commemorate thee !
As for McCook there was the usual
suspension of business and numerous
gatherings about home hearthstonesjnot
to speak of the presence of Santa Claus
in every home , and the giving and re
ceiving of gifts according as the people
have been prospered.
. The several churebs held their cus
tomary special services.accounls of which
are briefly iriven below :
The Christmas exercises at the Con
gregational church weresomewhat unique
It in character , consisting of a lantern ex-
* Wbition , recitations , music and a treat
for the little ones. Appropriate Christi
mas pictures were thrown onto a large
' "i canvas , and suitable declamations , reci
tations and music accompanied each.
The tableaux were a captivating feature
of the program , the effect being heightened -
ened by the different colored lights
produced by the lantern. The church
choir assisted with two numbers.
At the conclusion of the program Santa
Claus and his assistauts put in an appear
ance with a large supply of sweetmeats ,
which were distributed among the chil
dren present. Those of larger growth
were remembered with copies of a fine
booklet entitled , "The Wrestler of Phil-
lippi" , a companion piece as it were , to
the booklet given last season , "Titus , a
Comrade of the Cross" .
The church was well filled and the
The celebration by the members of S.
Aiban's Episcopal church was modest
and unpretentious. On the afternoon of
.Christmas day a small tree was exhibited
in the chapel , and sweetmeats distrib
uted to the children of the Sunday school.
The regular Christmas services were
conducted in the chapel on Sunday fol-
f lowing hy the Rev. Mr. Irvine of Hast-
r „ The observances at St Patrick's church
were on their usual elaborate scale.
Christmas is the one day in the year
when priests are authorized to say three
masses. The first mass was given at six
o'clock in the morning ; the second following -
" " ' lowing at nine with the singing of
Steam's Festival mass by the children
choir ; and the third at halfpast ten.wheu
ieter's celebrated high mass was " sung
by the church choir assisted by some of
McCook's best vocal talent.
In the evening the church 'was a scene
of brightness and joy. The little ones
were in evidence in a varied programme
of musical and literary numbers. All
of which were enjoyed. At the conclu
sion of the programme jMr. and Mrs.
Santa Claus distributed gifts from the
1 r Christmas trees among the Children.
HT The church was attractively and sea-
Hjl sonably decorated for the auspicious
HI event , and all the services were largely
K\ attended. The admission to the evening
Hl [ ] exercises was by card , in order to keep
Mp/k * he attendance within bounds.
Biff The entertainment provided at the
11 % Methodist church , Christmas eve , packed
Bl ] the church with an expectant audience ,
Bjlf and all were delightfully entertained and
Hlv pleased with the Christmas cantata ren-
K ife dered "Santa Claus and His Elves" .
f jlf Much time and great pains had been ex-
jTmM perided in the preparation of the cantata
> Rf | arfl the realization was gratifying and
bf complimentary to those having the mat-
Rp cer in charge os well as to those taking
fr1commended and congratulated. The
R | 3olo parts were strongly taken , and the
WJjm chorus work was meritorious , while the
H. dialogue was interesting and appropri-
w " )
ate. Adding the effect of costumes and
the simplicity of youth and their enthu-
siasni of action , you have one of the
most pleasing Christmas celebrations
ever giveu in the city.
The affair concluded with the appear
ance of Santa Claus and the usual dis
tribution of presents.
COURT HOUSE NEWS ITEMS.
Matters of Interest Gleaned From the
Several County Offices.
Following cases have been filed in dis
trict court since our .last report :
Charles A. Hanna vs. David Carpenter.
The McCook Cooperative Building and
Savings association vs. E. C. Ballew.
Isaac Cromwell vs. Hannah A. Best.
Mary J. Wicks vs. John N. Yarnel.
Elizabeth C. Ash vs. George M. John
son. Equity. v
William H. Male vs.Wilkie A.Webber.
The following business was transacted
by Judge Smith : I , .
Incense to wed was issued to Samuel
A. Goheen and Gertrude E. Higby A
In the case of C. T. Brewer vs. Richard
Carroll , the plaintiff was granted judg
ment in the sum of $14.40.
The will of the late Mathias Kessler
was probated , Wednesday.
The mortgage record for December
shows the following : , ,
Farm mortgages filed , $19,307.50 ; released - '
leased , $7,468 00. Town mortgages filed ,
$882.00 : released. $600.00. Chattel mort
gages filed , $5,516.90 ; released , $4,481.98.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
Mrs. L. F. Griggs spent Christmas
with her parents at Trenton.
C. F. Babcock was a Cambridge visi
tor i , Tuesday , on business.
H. T. Church and son left on Monday
night for Colorado on cattle business.
W. P. Hall , the well known Holdrege
lawyer 1 , was here on business , Monday.
B. M. Frees is in the city on business
connected ( with his large interests here.
Dr.Walter Rowland was over from
Herndon , Kansas , Mondayon some bus
GEORGE BlDDELL of Lincoln was a
guest j of Mayor Troth and family over
J. S. Phillips of the Indianola Re
porter had legal business in the cit } * ,
Judge W. H. Pratt of Phillipsburg ,
Kansas , is visiting her daughter , Mrs. C.
MesdamesJ. F. Kenyon and A. S
Campbell , were Hastings visitors , Mon
day of this week.
Jacob Burnett was down from Den
ver , Wednesday , on business and to get
the glad hand of friends here.
Miss Maggie Gibbons arrived home ,
close of last week , from Des Moines ,
Iowa , where she has been for a number
R. E. Patrick of Emerson , Iowa ,
arrived in the-city , Tuesday evening ,
and is the guest of his brother-in-law ,
Dr. J. A. Gunti.
Mrs. J. Hi McManigal visited her
sister at Grantl Island , close of last and
opening of this week , returning home ,
Mrs. J. T. Bullard of Palisade spent
Thursday in the city on her way home
from visiting her daughter in Omaha
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Robison and E.
E. Magee arrived home , Wednesday ,
from Curtis , where they visited relatives
during the holidays.
Gordon Campbell and Miss Bran-
stool of Oberlin were the guest of A. A.
Bates , close of last week. They returned
home on Saturday morning.
Miss Meserve returned from Lincoln ,
Thursday evening , to participate with
the young ladies of the Christian Endea
vor society in their New Year reception ,
Miss Selma Noren came up from
Lincoln , Wednesday night last , and is
visiting her parents and friends during
the holiday vacation of the state univer
Frank Carruth , who has been in
Denver1 for the past week or two , came
down on No. 4 , Tuesday evening. He
reports a quiet Christmas in the city of
the plains , this year.
E.L. LAYCOCKis having his store room
fire damages repaired ; repapered , re
painted , etc. He will shortly go west
to be absent two or three months , and
will not engage in business again before
next spring , if at all.
BAND BOYS BALKED
Director Sutton of the Brigade Band
Taken by Surprise.
BAND ABRUPTLY GOES ON A STRIKE
But After the Presentation of a
Gold-Tipped Baton the Mat
ter was Quickly Ar
One of the most pleasant diversions of
Christmas week was the promenade con
cert given in the Workman temple hall ,
Chribtmas evening , by the Brigade baud.
The affair attracted a jolly company and
the evening was characterized by unal
loyed happiness , both for those who love
good music and those who delight in the
mazy waltz and the bewitching two-step.
The musical programme rendered speaks
for itself :
Two Step Cycling Club G. L. Catlin
Overture Semiramide Rossini
Waltz Auf Wiedersehn Bailey
Descriptive Down the Mississippi..Puerner
Schottische Too Sweet to Live Rollinson
Characteristic May Pole Dance Tobani
Polka Pretty Typewriter Puerner
Waltz Mein Thuringen Kiesler
Selection Frieschulz Weber
Medley Overture Ten Minutes With the
pleasing feature of the concert was
the presentation to Director Sutton of a
handsome gold-tipped baton ; while the
maimer and language of the presentation
were decidedly unique and happy. In
the midst of playing one of the selections
every member of the band abruptly and
unanimouslv refused to play another
note , notwithstanding the directors most
energetic gesticulations aud subsequent
blank look of utter astonishment. It was
then Drum Major Laycock's pleasant
duty ( to step forward and inform the
overwhelmed , and irate director that the
band had agreed to strike until the director -
tor was supplied with something else
than a ioint of stovepipe for a baton ; and
in ; a very clever speech presented Mr.
Sutton with a pretty and suitable baton.
Of 1 course this quite knocked the director
off 1 the Chrismas tree , and everybody enjoyed -
joyed a hearty laugh at his expense.
A Trifle Thoughtless. '
They are still enjoying a hearty laugh ,
down on the Willow , at the expense of a
certain ( person who recently drove down
there from this vicinity , to hunt. Game
was scarcer than hen's teeth , but wood
was plentiful , and the hunter is said to
have thoughtlessly transferred a load of
cut [ and ricked wood from the ground to
his vehicle. At about this stage of the
proceedings the owner of the wood put
in ; an appearance , and the hunter was
persuaded to return the wood to the rick
with due care.
To Subscribers ot The Tribune.
Readers of The Tribune will please
remember that cash is an essential in
the publication of a paper. The pub
lisher has been very lenient during the
past few years , on account of crop fail
ures and hard times , and as a consequence -
quence many hundreds of dollars are
due on subscriptions. We are now com
pelled to request all who can to call and
make settlement in full or in part. In
view of the facts , our subscribers must
feel the justice and urgency of this re
quest. The Publisher.
Deal Fell Through.
In our last issue we stated that David
& Larimore had traded for a McCook
livery barn and would immediately take
charge of it. At that time the trade
had been agreed upon bj * all persons interested -
terested , but later some of the parties be
came dissatisfied and the deal proved a
failure. Williard Hampton has now
purchased Lute Latimore's interest in
the Benkelman barn and will carry on
the business in partnership with Mr.
David. Benkelman News.
Meeting of Directors.
Iu accordance with a resolution adopt
ed at the last regular annual meeting of
the Red Willow county agricultural so
ciety , the directors are hereby called to
meet at Indianola on the second Satur
day in January instead of in March as
formerly. The meeting will be held at
the office of Bond & Beck in Indianola
at 2 p. m. , Saturday , January gth , 1897.
All are requested to attend.
W. A. McCool , Secretary.
Clarence Broke Jail.
Clarence Lackey of Culbertson , , who
was recently placed in the Adams county
jail at Hastings for safe keeping , broke
out in a very clever way , last week. A
reward of $50 is offered by the sheriff of
Adams county for his capture before
February 20,1S97. Clarence is charged
with assault and robbery.
McConnell's Balsam for Coughs.
DEATH OF MRS. DUNGAN.
Typhoid Fever Carries Off an Early
Citizen of McCook.v
Mrs Dungan , wife of Rev. George
ungan , died at the home of the family
near Otis , of typhoid'fever , eaily Mon
day morning. "Mrs. Dungan had been
sick for several weeks and had grown
steadily worse from the first. Her death
was not entirely unexpected , yet all hope
of her recovery was not abandoned until
Saturday or Sunday before her death.
The two sons were in college at Colorado
Springs and arrived home a few days be
fore their-mother's death. Her sister in
Chicago and brother in a mining town
in the mountains were wired. The for
mer ajrrived , but the latter being several
miles from the railroad did not receive
the message. The funeral took place at
OtisWednesday , at 11 a. m. , in the
Congregational churchand vas conduct
ed by Rev. Sanderson of Deuver.assisted
by Rev. Singleton. The service was
very simple and impressive.
Mrs. Dungan leaves a husband , two
sons , and a father and mother ( Father
and-Mrs. Merrill ) in this county , besides
a large number of friends here and else
where to mourn her loss. She was a
devoted wife , a kind mother and a dutiful - ,
ful daughter , and as a pastor's wife was
untiring in her devotion to the church
The expressions of love and deep sense
of loss by those who came to pay her the
last tribute of respect were numerous.
"She will be missed" , said one , "from
the Christian Endeavor meetings" . An
other remarked , "I fear her place in the
choir cannot be filled" , while the mothers
and fathers and children into whose
homes she had brought the sunshine of
Christian love , were warm in their ex
pressions ] of affection.
Like the One who was the inspiration
of < her beautiful life she "weut about doing -
ing i good" , and though the veil seems to
be 1 drawnh'eVsun of a light set , the fire
of < love ymrnsv brighter on the altar of
human hearts because of her who is "not
dead < bu t sleepeth" .
A Business Change.
E. K. Rowell has disposed of his real
estate , , loan , insurance , and collection
business ; to E. E. Lowtnan , who is now
in charge of the business at the bid stand.
Mr. RoWell has a position with a mining
company ( at Colorado Springs , whither
he will soon go. We wish both gentle
man : success.
J. E. Kelley was present at the meet
ing of the executive committee of the
Nebraska Republican Leagues in Omaha ,
Tuefday. A great , enthusiastic gathering
ing of the boys is reported , and the
wheels set in motion for future Republi
• " S. M. Cochran carry in stock the Ger
man , Riverside , Antique and Royal Oak
heating stoves nothing better in the
market.v The prices are right.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
The\ Ladies Aid society of the Method
ist ] church is making arrangements for
its j annual Martha Washington Dinner
and Fair on February 22.
Catholic Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. in. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HiCKEV , Pastor.
Baptist Services in McConnell hall.
Preaching at ri a. in. , by Rev. F. M.
Williams ; no evening service. Bible
school ; at 10 a. m. , and B. Y. P. U. at 7 p.
m. A cordial invitation to all.
Episcopal 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.
The third lecture of the winter course
at the Episcopal church will be delivered
on Monday evening , January 4th. Sub
ject , "Love and Lovers" . Admission
free. All cordially invited.
Methodist Sunday school at ten
o'clock. Preaching at eleven o'clock.
Subject , An Old Promise for the New
Year. Class at twelve. Junior League
at two thirty. Epworth League at seven ,
L. E. Cann , leader ; subject , A Gracious
Invitation ; Isaiah 55th chapter. Preach
ing at eight o'clock. Subject , A Mile a
Minute. All are welcome. Christians ,
let us pledge for a united work for God.
J. A. Badcon , Pastor.
Congregational Morning theme ,
The Keynote.- Sermon followed by reception - '
ception of members and the Lord's Sup
per. Evening topic , Dreaming and Do
ing. , , Sunday school at io , Endeavor so
ciety at 7 p. m. ; Grace Brinton , leader.
The week of prayer will be observed by
the church by meetings each evening.
Sermons , Wednesday and Friday even
ings. A11 are cordially invited to attend.
HartL. Preston , Pastor.
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McKENNA SELLS OUT
His Grocery Stock is Consolidated With
the Maley Grocery Stock.
FOWLER S. WILCOX IS THE PURCHASER
Both Stocks will be Moved Into the
Old McKenna Stand , and E.J.
Wilcox Will Manage the
This week J. W. McKenna disposed of
his grocery stock and business to Fowler
S. Wilcox , Who has also purchased from
A. A. Maley the grocery stock of the late
firm of J. A. Wilcox & Sou , and the two
.stocks have been united at the old Mc
Kenna stand under the management of
E. J. Wilcox. Success to the new estab
Tuesday evening of this week at the
resdience of the bride's parents over in
Valley Grange precinct , Rev. Hart L
Preston officiating , Albert Goheen and
Gertrude Higby were made husband aud
wife ih the presence of relatives and
near friends of the contracting parties.
The bride is the lovable daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Higby aud the groom
is the sterling son of Mr. and Mrs. S. G.
Goheen , all of Valley Grange precinct.
The Tribune joins in sincerest well
wishes for the happiness and prosperity
of the estimable young people who have
thus embarked on the sea of life together.
On a Grand Scale.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Rogers of Shade-
land stock farm , Red Willow precinct ,
celebrated the twentieth anniversary of
their marriage , Christmas day , on an
elaborate scale. A * very large company
of friends from that neighborhood , Mc
Cook and Indianola were invited and as
sisted the popular and excellent couple
in commemorating the event in a man
ner that guests , host "and hostess will
long remember with pleasure. It was a
social event seldom equaled in our coun
ty , in the large number of guests and the
lavish liberality of the entertainment.
G. A. R. Post Officers.
The following officers for J. K. Barnes
post were elected at the meeting of the
members , Tuesday evening :
G. W. Dillon , Post Commander.
B. F. Olcott , Senior Vice Commander.
Jacob Steinmetz , Juuior Vice Com.
A. C. Harlan , Surgeon.
J. M. Bell , Chaplain.
J. A. Wilcox , Quartermaster.
G. W. Starr , Officer of the Day.
J. A. Brinton , Officer-of the Guard.
J. Underhill , Guard.
J. H. Yarger , Adjutant.
The Old Soldiers.
The members of J. K. Barnes post ,
G. A. R. , will hold a camp-fireWashing
ton's birthday. At their meeting on
Tuesday evening of this week it was de
cided to give a patriotic entertainment I
on , that date. The camp-fire will be held • '
in the afternoon. Supper will be served '
from 5 to 7 , to be followed by the exer
cises and dancing. A good time is in
store for the old soldiers , their families ,
A Successful Ball.
The second annual ball by the mem
bers of C. W. Bronson lodge , B. of R.T. .
in Workman hall , Thursday evening ,
was successful and enjoyable. The at
tendance was large enough to make a
comfortable , jolly gathering. The music
was produced by the popular Pythian
orchestra enough said. The committee
and order are to be congratulated upon
the social and financial success of the
About St. Valentine's Day.
The O.R. C. is arranging to give a
grand ball about St. Valentine's day ,
which this year comes on Sunday , so the
exact date has not yet been decided upon.
However , the dance will be given either
just before or soon after St. Valentine's
day , with the usual pleasurable particu
lars. Wait for it.
Red Willow's Share.
County Supt. Carnahan announces the
December apportionment of state school
funds. Amount apportioned , $2,195.27.
No. children entitled to share , 3,269.
Amount apportioned to each child. 50
cents. Amount apportioned to each dis
trict $7.oS. 'J
Dr. Z. L. Kay.
Office , rooms 4 and 5 over Leach's
jewelry store. Residence , front rooms
over Ganschow's shoe store.
Do you know McMWen's Cough Cure
is effective ? ' A
ALEX. STEWART UNBALANCED. H
After Queer Pranks Is Taken Charge H
of by Friends. | H
Alex. Stewart is iu charge of his friends H
at the Capital hotel on account of mental - H
tal aberration. Mr. Stewart was a Bur- H
liugton engineer at the time of the Hubbell - / |
bell wreck twelve ' years ago. He settled ' H
later in Wymore where he owned a street v H
car line running from Wymore to Blue H
Springs. He obtained considerable cash H
not long ago for insurance on a large H
street carstable which had burned. He H
came to Lincoln on December 5th aud * |
stopped at the Capital hotel. He seemed I | |
to have a mania for trying a whirl at the . H
board of trade and is said to have lost - H
$800 since his arrival here. He was also H
a great admirer of the fair sex and iuves- ' H
ted in 180 pairs of silk hose which he H
tried to give away to quite a number of H
women. Night before last he left his H
room in airy attire and promenaded the H
street until he was discovered aud taken H
back to his room. He is well up in Masonry - H
sonry aud was taken charge of by some H
of his brethren. Last night he became H
so anxious to leave his room that it was H
necessary to place an officer with him. 1
Sunday's Journal. H
Alex. Stewart is well known here. H
where he is the owner of some city pro- H
perty. All will regret his sad an unfortunate - H
fortunate condition. H
PETITE PERTINENT PARAGRAPHS. H
McMillen' ; ; Cough Cure is sure. H
Last year's set of resolutions will answer - H
swer the purpose. H
The weather has been quite misty and H
damp , part of the week. H
Next week is the week of prayer. Re- j H
vival services may follow. H
Staple stationery , best quality at lowest - H
est prices , at The Tribune office. M
An increase of pension was granted H
William IT. Booth of Lebanon , last week. H
IL T. Church has cribbed about 20,000 H
bushels of corn on his farm up on the H
Did you ever burn any genuine Mait- H |
land coal ? Bullard sells it at $6.50 per H
ton. Try it. M
A correspondent asks , "Who is feeding - H
ing hogs on some one's else corn ? " Give j H
it up , brother. M
We understand that Mel Spauldiugaud H
family expect to go to Rivertou in the j fl
spring to live. J
Use McConnell's Benzoated Almond H
Cream and you can keep your hantb | |
white and clean. |
The McCook gun club indulged in a M
short , Christmas day , and will have another - M
other , this afternoon. M
Sheridan Nut coal is used by a good M
many people , and they say it is all right. |
$4.50 ' per ton at Bullard's. M
As the author of the famous "Alecks fl
and Pats" dialogue , Receiver Patrick H
Gibbons is acquiring honors rapidly. H
Charles Roper of Valley Grange M
precinct will leave about the lothof January - M
uary to join his brother George in Oregon. M
Fifteen (15 ; cents will buy a box of M
nice writing paper at this office , containing - H
taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 envei- H
opes. /j / H
Notwithstanding the hard times , S.M " ' H
Cochran & Co. are keeping a complete H
line of general hardware. See thenrbe- M
fore buying. y * M
A. A. Bates has moved his barber shop fl
into the room recently vacated by C. J. H
Ryan , who occupies a room over Brew- H
er's meat market. - M
Your attention is directed to the new M
advertisement of Edward E. Lowman , H
who is now ready for business in the line M
of insurance , collections , conveyancing H
etc. , at the old Colvin stand on EastDen- M
nison street. M
Is your name written there we mean | H
on The Tribune's subscription list ? H
And again , can you read your title clear | H
to a year's subscription paid up in advance - M
vance ? If not this is the time of year to M
make good resolutions. M
A son of Lewis Casten fell from a | H
loaded wagon , last Saturday , the wagon H
running over him , and was quite painfully - M
fully injured. It was at first thought H
that his injuries were serious , but he is M
now getting along nicely. H
Wc are informed by Frank Fitch that H
"Diadem" living H
Barnes.an iS-year-old boy -
ing a few miles southwest of town , was H
struck in the face by the front foot of a M
fractious horse , Monday , receiving quite H
a severe wound. He is better at present H
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