The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, March 26, 1897, Image 1

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H FIFTEENTH YEAR. MeCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 26. 1897. NUMBER 46 H
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Hi school children
m \ The Citizens of the Twentieth Century as
m 1 Seea by tScCity Superintendent.
K" SOME VERY INTERESTING STATISTICS
M Concerning the School Children of
H R the City. Facts About Their
| A " \Blrthpfaces , Physical
HBIL . Conditions.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ t&PV.
H QpVw In a veI7 fevv T ars this nineteenth
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ M ' m $ century will have passed into history and
_ _ _ L . Wt the cn'iaren of tolay wl11 De writing
k3L books about it half a hundred years
Ht hence showing how crude our civilization
was compared to theirs , and our govern-
BV ment and education and society will be
ft 1 treated then as our writers use the eighC
L \ tcentb century' to point a moral and
n \ adorn a tale. It is a curious coincidence
H ' that the first half of a century is usually
ft the more productive of original invention ,
and discovery and produces more literary
m work of permanent value while the last
K Lalfisfilled with political and religious
K revolutions. We may look then upon the
B children now in the .McCook schools as
m the true successors of Fulton , Morse ,
L Stephenson , Daguerre and Tennyson ,
V Longfellow , Carlyle and Emerson , whose
K work upon which their fame rests was
| R all done before 1S50.
B In response to a request for informaL -
L tion to be used in a comparative table ,
K the superintendent has been gathering
B statistics from the pupils which throw
S , some light upon the development of
HP children in Western Nebraska and con-
Bi tain some little prophecy for their future ,
p BIRTHPLACE AND ANCESTRY.
L Of the 600 children from whom the in-
Hp formation was obtained 355 were born in
Nebraska , 74 in Iowa , 53 In Illinois , 16
H1 } in Kansas ; four states accounting jbr five-
k. sixths of the entire number. Only 19
B were born east of the Alle ' ghanies , and 13
were born in states or territories west of
V Nebraska. 26 of the children , or 4 per
HN cent , are of foreign hlrth. 14 came from
B Russia , 6 from Germany , and one -from
K each of the following countries : Den-
B mark , Scotland , Mexico , Canada , Italy
H and Holland. Among the parents we
Hy , find a wider Tange. Only 4 of the fathers
B and 15 of the mothers were born in Net
P/ / w braska. Illinois comes first with 87
H k fathers and 113 mothers ; Indiana next
T with 58 fathers and 57 mothers. 103
H * fathers were born east of the Alleghanies
B and 96 of the mothers. 114 of the fathers
H | and 126 of the mothers are of foreign
m birth. The countries from which the
H , foreign born parents came are as follows :
1' Russia 32 , Germany 109 , Canada 10 , Irea
B , land 43 , England 15 , Scotland 15 , Den1
B , mark 2 , France 4 , Austria 6 , Sweden 10 ,
K Norway 20 , Holland 4. This ratio would
V make about 20 per cent of our city popu- /
Hto v lation foreign born. Only 124 of the 600
H children questioned have traveled far
H ) enough to see mountains and only 24
H ( . have seen the ocean.
K _ . PHYSICAL CONDITION.
P So far as our tests went only 40 chilc
m ! dren were found to iave defective vision
H. and many of these are wearing glasses.
V 26 have difficulty in hearing while but 4
B have other noticeble bodily defects. 185
KL of the children state that they have at
P some time suffered from serious illnesses ,
Bt ' Scarlet fever and diphtheria being the
H * ' diseases in 109 of these cases , Typhoid
K _ _ fever m 25 , pneumonia in 17 and smallj
m pox in 3. The figures showing the chest
R-v development , height and weight , which
Bi were taken with care to insure accuracy ,
B\ are interesting. The chest measure- '
Bt ments were made in all grades above the
Hp third and include about 350 children of
H both . The largest chest measure
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ n > sexes.
7 -was that of a 21-year-old boy whose chest .
C expanded measured 40 inches. The
Ht\ greatest expansion was shown by a girl
Hg 19 years old who expanded 6 inches ,
HL " while the average girl of her age expand-
H § ' ed 3 inches and the average boy of 19
* m\ expanded 4 inches. The tallest pupil in
| 8h the school is a Tjoy 2r years old who
k\ stands 71 inches high. The tallest girl
H v is 16 years old and stands 69 inches high.
He ( She is the tall boy's sister. ) The aver-
K T age height of 16-year-old girls is 63
H inches. The shortest boy in the school
is 6 years old and is 37 Inches , while the
PB * shortest girl is 5 years old and 41 inches.
V From 5 to 15 years of age the girls are a
M little ahead of the boys in height ; older
Wt than 15 the average difference is in favor t
W of the boys. The tallest boy is also the
W heaviest , weighing 175 pounds , and his ]
I , sister weighs 164 pounds , the average
I weight of the 16-year-old girls being but
HlA n6. When these tables are printed in
HpMv . full with the averages of all ages and the
K W comparisons are given with children in ,
W other sections of the country , we believe {
W that the Western boy and girl will make t
I an excellent showing in physical develi
ft opment.
INTELI.SCTUAI , DEVEiOPirENX.
Twenty-three hundred years ago Plato 3
wrote the following dialogue as having i
fe _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1J : 2-l . " , " ' ' ' ' - " _ urs ? * . ' ' • 'rjMLTi 'yts '
taken place between Socrates the philos
opher and Critias , a wealthy citizen of
Athens :
Socrates. "Have you seen your colts ,
lately , Critias" ? *
Critias. "Why Sir , of course I have.
Do you think I have horses in training
for the races and not examine them every
day" ?
Socrates. "Have you good trainers this
year , Critias" ?
Critias. "Certainly ; I have the best in
all Hellas" .
Socrates. "That is well ; yet you look
after them yourself and see that nothing
goes wrong. Where are your children ,
Critias" ?
Critias. "In school , of course" .
Socrates. "And when did you inspect
them last" ?
We may end the scene here since you
can guess the sequel ; how Socrates made
Critias admit that having intrusted them
to the teacher he paid no more attention
to the matter , spending his spare hours
with his colts. Times have not changed
much and modern McCook is not so far
different from ancient Athens.
The schools are open to the inspection
of any person interested from 9 a m. to
4 p. m. The superintendent is alwa3'S
glad to consult with the parents on the
work the children are doing , and to assist
the parents and the teachers to decide
what is best to do in difficult cases.
On a future occasion the question of
the child's training may be discussed in
these columns. *
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
S. C. D11.1.EY of Red Cloud was a city
visitor , last Friday.
P. A. WEU.S was up from Hastings on
business , Saturday.
M. STERN is here from Chicago on a
Tjusiness visit. He is the guest of Sam.
Strasser.
DR. J. A. GuNN and Miss Nellie went
to Red Oak , Iowa , Wednesday night , on
a short visit to reiatives.
Dr. J. A. Gtjnn spent Sunday in and
about Benkelman , where there are still
quite a number of cases of scarlet fever.
X L. StrongaofHoldrege , who would
would not object to being appointed a
deputy collector , spent Wednesday in
the city.
Mrs. G. A. Noren has been confined
to the house for the past two weeks with
an attack of grip , but is now much ims
proved.
C. L. DeGroff came up from Nebras-
ka City , last Friday night , on business
of his large interests here. Mrs. DeGroff
and the children returned home with
him on Monday morning.
MR. and Mrs. C. E. Canfield and
granddaughter came up from Harvard ,
.
last Saturday night , and are gnests of
Mr. and Mrs. Wr . S. Perry. Will return
,
home on tomorrow evening.
Mrs. J. A. Robinson accompanied
her husband , the commissioner , to the
county'seat , Saturday , when the board
held a brief session. They were detained
here until Tuesday by the heavy snow
storm.
General Agent Tibbetts of the
Hartford Insurance Co. and General
Agent Walsh of the Queen Insurance Co.
were in the city from Xincoln , midweek.
We understand that there is a prospect
that McCook insurance rates may be re-
duced.
State Senator and Mrs. a. A.
WEI.I.ER of Syracuse , Nebraska , spent
last Saturday in the city , where the senator -
ator has large business interests. They
spent Sunday in Indianola visiting relatives -
tives the Andrews family on their return -
turn to Lincoln.
A Coincidence.
It is mildly suggestive and amusing
.
that the newspaporial brothers-in-law
coincidently opposed reduction in salaries -
aries , last week ; all because of a slight
rumor that an effort was being made to
secure that desirable result. We state ,
the coincidence was both mildly amusing - j
.
ing and suggestive.
Lantern 1 Class Tonlpht atS O'clock
The Saint Louis cyclone , a series of
photographs taken immediately afier the
great i disaster.
The Christian Endeavor society of the I
'Congregational J church will hold a social
in Laycock's store room on the evening j
of ' April 15th. There will be tableaux j f
and ' an Interesting program , particulars j
of which will be given later. 1
Mrs. Purdum and Ballew have opened [
a dress-making establishment in room 3 Jeff
off of parlor in the Commercial house , 1
and ask a share of public patronage. All J
work guaranteed. Give us a trial.c
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.Maude Cordeal will give lessons in t
Piano Music to a limited number of pupils -
ils at her home , 406 Marshall street. i
THE CITY TICKET
Republicans Are FirsUn the Field With
a Strong" Ticket.
THE CAUCUS WAS MOST HARMONIOUS
Most of the Old Officers Were Re
nominated , and They all Were
Chosen by Acclamation
Enthusiastically.
REPUBLICAN CITY TICKET.
Mayor H. H. Troth
Clerk -E. E. Lowman
Treasurer E.J. Wilcox.
, Police Judge H. H. Berry
City Engineer. . . C. N. Whittaker
Councilman , 1st ward W. S. Perry
Councilman , 2d ward R. M. Osborn
Member school board J. E. Kelley
Member \ school board H. Thompson
Pursuant to published call a goodly
number of Republicans met in the city
.
hall , Monday evening , to place in nomi
nation candidates for the various city
offices. Shortly after eight o'clock J. E.
. .
Kelley called the meeting to order and
read the call. J. E. Relley was chosen
chairman of the caucus and C.W. Barnes ,
secretary. After which the nom.nation
of candidates was promptly taken up ,
and the following ticket was chosen by
acclamation :
For mayor , H. H Troth. A brief
speech was made by Mr. Troth in which
he said that "the honor was appreciated ,
and that he renewed his former pledges
to give the city a clean and economical
administration" .
For city clerk , E. E. Lowman. In a
few words Mr. Lowman thanked the
caucus for the nomination and promised
to perform the duties of the office to the
tt
best of his ability.
For city treasurer , E.J .Wilcox. "Bony"t
felt just as thankful as any of them , but
he was too bashful to say so.
For police judge , H. H. Berry. The
elder thanked the caucus for the honor
and promised to mete out to evildoers
punishment to fit the crime.
For city engineer , C. N. Whittaker.
Clarence didn't say so , but he like Bar-
kis , was willin' .
On motion it was decided to nominate
members of the board of education before -
fore dividing the caucus for the selection
of councilmen. *
For member of the board of education ,
H. W. Cole named J. E. Kelley as one
who , in the pinched condition of the
school treasury , would favor reduction
of salary rather than shortening the
school year. Mr. Kelley promised" to
give school matters his best judgment
and the careful and conservative attention -
tion he gives his own business. Though
he announced that he was not a Republican -
lican , J. S. LeHew was considerately
given the privilege of nominating Harmon -
mon Thompson for the other member of
the board of education. Mr. Thompson
did not add anything to the oratory of
the evening.
The caucus then separated into wards
for the nomination of counciimen. In
the First ward J. E. Kelley was made
chairman. W. S.Perry was renominated.
He very briefly expressed thanks for the
honor. In the Second ward meeting R.
B. Archibald was chairman. R. M. Os-
.
born was renominated. He promised to
do better next year than last , if it is pos-
sible.
Chairman Kelley then suggested the
idea of selecting a Republican city committee -
mittee independent of the regular precinct -
cinct committeemen. After some hesitation -
tation it was decided that the cauens
select a committee of five members. They
were chosen as follows : C. I. Hall , chair
man , W. S. Perry , J. A. Wilcox , C. B.
Gray , R. B. Archibald. The committee
was authorized to fill any vacancies that
may occur on the ticket between now
and election.
A motion was made that the caucus be
turned over to the public for general discussion -
cussion of topics of municipal and educational -
tional interest , but the knowing ones
wisely thought it best to let well enough
alone , and an informal adjournment commenced -
menced , the motion receiving no second.
A little later a regular adjournment was
announced.
A FEW NOTES.
Council 100 was tremendously in evidence -
dence , to the surprise of some.
As a party whip and chairman J. E.
Kelley has no superior in the city. He
had the caucus cleverly in hand.
The caucus was an unusually harmonious -
ious one , every detail passing off without
friction and as per stipulation ; and the
nominations for the most part are excel-
lent. .
In renominating Mayor Troth , Police
Judge Berry gave Mayor Troth's admin
istration a most glowing encomium , say
ing that it would go down in the annals '
of McCook history as its greatest and
cleanest and best administration. But -
the elder had forgotten J. E. Kelley's '
splendid management of municipal af- •
fairs.
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CITY CHURCH ANROUKCEMEKTS.
Christian Services Sundays at 11
and 7:30 o'clock in McConnell hall.
Sunday J school at 10 o'clock.
Elder C. P. Evans.
Baptist Regular services , Sunday
morning , at 11. Bible school at 10 a. m.
Persons received for membership at the
morning service. Baptism administered.
Geo. W. Sheafor , Pastor.
German Methodist Regular ser
vices at 9 o'clock , every Sunday morn
- ing , in the South McCook Methodist
church 1 ; services in German.
Rev. M. Herrmann.
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.
Episcopal Divine service second and
fourth Sundays of every month at 11:00
a. m. and 8:00 p. m. Sunday school
every Sunday at 10:00 a. m. Lectures
alternate Mondaj's at 7:30 p. m.
S. A. POTTER , General Missionary ,
R. A. Russell , Assistant.
Congregational Morning theme ,
"The Battle above the Clouds" . Recep
tion I of members following the sermon.
Those desiring to unite will please hand
in their names by 10:30. Sunday school
at 10. Junior Endeavor at 3 o'clock. A
cordial welcome is extended to all.
Hart L. Preston , Pastor.
Methodist Sunday-school at 10 and
preaching at 11. Subject , "Childhood
of ( the Soul" Doors of the church open
after t the sermon. Junior League at 2.
.
'Bible study for all the converts at 3. All
are invited. Led by Rev. H. L. Preston.
Union 1 services at the Congregational
church ( to commence at 7. All are invit-
t d. J. A. Badcon , Pastor.
Union Services At the Methodist
church ( at 3 ; a young converts meeting.
At : - the Congregational church at 7 ; Un
ion ] Young Peoples meeting , led by Knud
Stangeland. At S , Union Gospel service ,
pennon by Rev. G. W. Sheafor. Each
evening { during the week there will be a
Union service for all young converts and
pll ! others who would like to study deeper
into ] the fundamentals of the Christian
religion. ' Dr. Ringland will have charge
of ' these meetings , which will be held in
the ' , Congregational church. All are in-
vited. By the Committee.
i A Glorious Snow Storm.
f j
The snow storm of Saturday night and
and Sunday was the heaviest in a number -
ber 1 of 3'ears , and is hailed with delight
by 1 all. The snow was so badly drifted ,
especially in the city , that it is difficult
to arrive at an accurate measurement of
its depth. But suffice it is to say that
the 1 fall amounted to a good many inches
on a level. A slight rain preceded the
snow which was of a very wet quality.
The depth and drifted condition of the
snow kept many within doors , Sunday ,
and interfered with religious services
which in most instances were abandoned.
tThe union revival services in the Methodist -
odist church in the evening were , however -
ever , quite well attended. Railroading
was retarded but slightly , the Oberlin
and St. Francis branches being the only
lines 3 effected , and a snowplow soon
opened them up for the usual traffic.
The main line trains run on schedule
time. 1 From an agricultural standpoint
the 1 storm is of vast worth to this portion
of i Nebraska , and is an element of encouragement -
couragement < and buoyancy to the far-
mer. It is generally conceded as having
been 1 the heaviest snow storm that has
visited Southwestern Nebraska in a number -
ber 1 of years. And now we are luxuriating -
ing i in a rarity.
rarity.A
A Sad Death.
Last Sunday morning about one
o'clock < , Maggie , wife of Conductor Tim
Fole\ , quietly passed away from things
earthly < , after a brief illness. The remains -
mains : were shipped to Boone , Iowa , Sun
day < evening on No. 4 , where the funeral
services : will be conducted in the church ,
wherein about two years since deceased's
marriage : was consummated with Con
ductor 1 Foley. The remains were accom
panied by the distressed husband , a sorrowing
rowing : sister , and a brother of the con
ductor. 1 Two sisters from Chicago will
meet : the party at Boone.
This is one of the most distressingly
sad ' deaths in McCook's mortuary his
tory. The deceased leaves a husband ,
an ; infant daughter two weeks of age , an
aged ' mother and three sisters. The inconsolably -
consolably ' bereaved ones have the profoundest -
foundest , tenderest sympathy of this entire -
tire community in their sorrow.
card of thanks.
To all the kind neighbors and friends ;
who assisted during the illness of my "be- ,
loved wife , I wish to hereby express me
heartfelt thanks. I will ever hold in tender - j
der memory your untiring labors and j
Spontaneous sympathy. ]
Mr. Tim Foley. j
'
CAPTURED THE CITY
The Spirit of the Town Whollj Changed
By the Recent Meetings.
SOME ; REMARKABLE MANIFESTATIONS
The City of McCook Somewhat of a
Transformed Place. Many
Have Determined to Walk
The Narrow Path.
. An evangelistic campaign was started
in Hastings in November under the leadership -
ership of Major Cole , the ministers and
churches of that city heartily uniting in
the movement. During the nine weeks
and three days of the work there , much
prayerful ] consideration was given to the
very needy condition of the churches and
towns ' of central and western Nebraska.
The panic and partial crop failure of ' 93 ,
the ' total crop failure of ' 94 and the continued -
tinued t financial depression had made
such conditions as caused over 400 churches -
es of the state to become vacant. The
spiritual destitution among these vacant
churches and the struggling , needy con
dition of other churches and communities -
ties made the field a most needy one. At
the close of the work in Hastings , notwithstanding -
withstanding urgent calls from the united
churches of Omahaand other large cities ,
Major Cole started westward to the smalls
er and more needy towns of Nebraska.
Huudreds J of Christians in Hastings had
pledged ] themselves to follow him with
their 1 prayers. The first town reached
after the work at Hastings , where any
considerable time was spent , was Hoit
drege < , where there was a much larger
work than at Hastings in much less time.
When McCook was chosen as the next
center ' of operations , many were saying
that as McCook was a railroad town , a
peculiar place and serious obstacles
seemed [ to stand in the way , it could not
be stirred by such a religious movement
as ' Holdrege and Hastings bad been. The
very power of God seemed to be challenged -
lenged ; by the attitude and spirit of many
in ; McCook. The challenge was watched
by those who had been watching the
movement in its developing interest , and
an \ expectation of unusual spiritual manifestations -
ifestations ] was created. The expecta
tions ' were realized. After two weeks of
union 1 preparatory services by the pastors
of ' the city , assisted by Rev. W. F. Ring-
land ] , Major Cole began the regular meetings -
.
ings on Sunday evening , February 14th.
,
It . was not long until the more markedy
instances of unusual manifestations of
spiritual interest were witnessed. Three
men were found to have prayed all night
in the battery room of the telegraph office
,
fice , in the great struggle in making their
surrender. The first Friday night of the
meetings one young man who was converted -
verted was found to have driven , with a
party , thirty miles to attend that service
and the party was going to drive home
after the close of the service at 10:30 p.m.
.
Others were found to be driving great
distances to attend the meetings. One
_ .
young man very early in the meetings
had j come under deep conviction and yet
made such struggle and resistance that
he would severely repulse even his nearest -
est friends and relatives who would approach -
preach him on the subject. He came to
entirely absent himself from all services ,
even the regular Sabbath morning services -
vices at which he had been a regular attendant -
.
tendant , and singer in the choir. When
he j finally decided to attend one service
he j declared with an oath that he would
not go to the altar. Only a little later
,
he was seen rushing down the aisle pushing -
.
ing men and women right and left , with
a conviction of sin which had reached
such : an intensity that he was desperate to
do something which might be in the line
of bringing relief. That same evening ,
only a little later , one man was seen
,
bounding over the seats in his eagerness
\
and haste to reach the altar. These
manifestations can only be understood
\
by those who were watching such intense -
\
tense conviction of' sin as brought 38 to
\
the altar one evening , 34 of whom were
men. There has been hardly any hour
of the day or night which has not wit
nessed strong men under deep conviction
of sin surrender and accept Christ as a
personal Savior. The interest has not
been confined to times or places. Anywhere -
where , everywhere , at any time , these
manifestations have taken place. One
man said he had gone into the service
at 15 years of age and had gone through ]
the war but for thirty-five years had :
not had the courage to take the stand he 1
had now taken. Judges , government y
officers , merchants , professional men , *
traveling 1 men and all classes have been
reached. Meetings have been held , in all
churches , stores of all kinds , barbershops - a
shops , business offices , street corners and r
all places. Conventionality and formalism - t
ism have been lost sight of. One spirit a
has pervaded the community until Mc8
Cook has been so changed that a man l
j
; who had been absent from the city for a while H
said he could hardly recognize the place , it H
had ] been so changed , and they were talking * |
religion i everywhere. Leaders in fashionable H
circles and social amusements openly declare |
their ! abandonment of harmful amusements j H
and are enthusiastic in Christian service. Hundreds - H
dreds ( of young people are enthusiastic in the |
new service. One faithful devoted wife who |
had 1t 1 prayed for her husband's conversion for * |
twenty-five t years , has said since hearing his H
voice in thanks at the table and prayer at the fl
family j altar that she used to think of heaven H
as her home , hut now thinks of her home a.s H
heaven. 1 The railroad people have been largely - t ' H
ly 1 reached by the meetings. There are over |
170 ] men running on the road who stop over at |
at McCook. With the men in local service |
and their families there must be over 1,000 j H
railroad population in the city. Many of the H
conductors , engineers , firemen and brakemen H
have 1 been converted and have been talking H
all up and down the B. & M. road in both di- H
rections. No element has been more largely |
reached than the railroad element and among h
no others will the permanent effects he more * M
fully realized. H
After the close of the meeting one night M
four in one spring wagon , who were starting H
to drive five miles in the country , accepted M
Christ just before starting home. One young 1
man standing out in the rain one night who > H
would not go in the church was converted and H
then went in and confessed Christ. H
One saloon will close with the fiscal year , H
and , the business most effected by the revival H
has been the saloon and billiard-room business. m |
One man got oft of the train and went up to H
a crowd of railroad men on the day of the |
prize fightsupposing he would get some news. M
He 1 found them talking about the meetings \ H H
and went away disgusted. It is said that men l l
who formerly spent large portions of their , H
salaries in saloons and billiard rooms now 1
add from $30 to $40 more to their portions for t * B
their . families , and remaining at home the I |
family has large blessings from the change. H
One man said , "If Major Cole comes down H H
the t aisle and speaks to me I will slap him in H
the | face" . Fifteen minutes afterward he was H
holding 1 Major Cole by the hand and saying , 1
"Praise the Lord ; I am saved" . H |
Unhappy families approaching separation |
have ' been happily and permanently united. M
The Russian settlement was canvassed and 1
every K house is a house of prayer. H
The closing and farewell meetinglast night , j H
was full of deep and tender interest. The H
largest j audience of the season was present. B
The male quartet.which had rendered efficient B l
service during the political campaignwas con- Ib H
verted to render service during the evangehV H
tic ] campaign in McCook , rendered five or six : M
of ' their best songs. The ministers , who have H
so heartily and unitedly entered into the great H
work with Major Cole , each m a short address H
spoke of the great blessing they had received BKM
personally , and of the lasting blessing to the 1
entire city. Besides their words of regard for , H
Major \ Cole they introduced from the Executive - H
tive t Committee the following resolutions which H H
were unanimously adopted by a rising vote of H H
* hft > > ritire audience : |
"When the fullness to the time was come |
God < sent forth his Son" to save the world. M
And now in these days when McCook's time . |
is full He has sent fortlf His blessing , and H
while we ascribe praise and honor unto our M
Lord Christ for the mighty working of the M
Spirit in our midst , even to the convcrson of H
hundreds of souls and the building up of H
,
Christians in faith which is manifested through H
works ; yet we desire with unanimous voice |
to express our appreciation of the labors of H
Major Cole , a man approved of God and filled H
with the Spirit , who has constantly witnessed |
with power of the things of God. H
Not only would we bring words of thanks , M
but in prayer voiced by old and young , new H
converts and older Christians , we would petition - H
tition the Throne of Grace for rich blessings H
to follow him wheresoever the Lord may lead |
even in that "path that slimes more and more H
unto the perfect day" , where "they that be M
wise shall shine as the brightness of the firma j H
ment ; and they that turn many to righteous H
ness as the stars for ever and ever" . B |
The conviction and saving power of our j H
Blessed Lord has fallen upon old , middle aged H
and young , drunkards , gamblers , infidels , en |
gineers , conductors , brakemen , firemen , agent * M
and county officials , which have found peace 1
and pardon at the foot of the Cross. H
From almost every vocation of life came |
the i 500 new followers of Christ , praising God H
for i sending Major Cole to help lead sinners 13 M
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Be it resolved. That we appreciate the H
services of Major Cole and the sacrifice he |
has j made in coming to McCook. M
That he is kind , gentle and sweet spirited H
at : all times and under all circumstances. H
We believe him to be a man led by the Spu H
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His motto for young converts "Nev.r B
compromise with Satan" . BAVBVBVBS
Praise the Lord ; let all the people sa\ , ]
the Lord" . H
Executive Committee H
After the resolutions the Major led in praye- H
ascribing all the power and glory of the wor B
to the Holy Spirit and for his continued pre.- H
ence and blessing upon the young convert H
and the entire city. The Major then gave • H
talk J to the new converts and a last earnest ap H
peal to the unconverted. One man was cor H
verted. It was an interesting scene to see the H
young converts march around by the platform j H
and shake hands with Major Cole and the j H
ministers associated with him in the work. H H
When the congregation was dismissed the H |
farewell service ended in the entire audience H
b'dding the Major good-bye in the final , farewell - M
well handshake , as they passed out. |
With the 330 conversions at Hastings , 415 H
at Holdrege , and the 202 in the smaller town- . M
reached , the 501 conversions at McCook puts H
the number of conversions since the campaign H
at Hastings at 144S. Major Cole takes no M
glory of the work to himself but says it was H
the work of the Holy Spirit. JH