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R FIFTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL 9 , 1897. NUMBER 47 ' I
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KA.JH The Public School and the People.
Hl& There are very few readers of The
K cK 5 Tribune of American • birth who have
B. $ i not attended a "common school" as dis-
W < tinguished from the "select" or "pay"
HN | > school which was for many ages the only
flftJK school known.
T Rl ke " * ea ° a ree sc ° ° supported by
Br hV the people by means of a general tax and
H * open to rich and poor alike , originated
H m in Massachusetts Bay Colony , and issup-
H V posed to have been proposed by Governor
El N Bradford himself , in 1635. It was a long
HL time , however , before the free schools
Hn became popular with the well to do
KfU classes , and in many parts of the south
Wfm/f today they are patronized only by negroes
I WL and Poor wi"te trasn- Children of perm -
sons * n comfortable circumstances are
H W sent to academies which are either private
Htl / institutions or endowed corporations ,
a ( charging in either case a liberal fee for
HfV * each child. Fifty years ago this was
KVb largely the condition in New England
wmw and men are now living who can renieni-
E'jR ber the consciousness of inferiority which
H [ | they felt at being obliged to attend the ,
H\ free school owing to the poverty of their
Ifk The western emigrants were too nearly
Ktlj equal to admit of distinctions of this
y | y kind , and as many of them had been ed-
Ht ucated in the best of private schools then
Hfl in existence they at once placed the pub-
Bf ; lie school more nearly on a level with
HL them. To Ohio we owe the idea
Hh of a state system of public schools
" - with a university at the head. The school
\ law of Nebraska , like that of nearly all
w. the states west of the Mississippi , is
K\ largely based on that of Ohio ,
fc Since 1S50 a marked change has taken
I Hf place in the discipline and instruction.
W K . This change is due in a great measure to
r J the persistant efforts of Horace Mann of
E [ Massachusetts who labored zealously as
K . Commissioner of Education in that state
HEfc , to raise the standard of the teachers and
JB/ / to reduce the barbarity of the govern-
K2Ek ment. He traveled extensively through-
Hkif out the United States and by his lectures
P x and writings created a public opinion
B which wrought a great revolution.
K Many intelligent men and women ed-
F. ucated in the old order have never be-
Hf come reconciled to the idea of a school
f Vk , without corporal punishment. "The
& \ more licks the more learning" was the
Kw-v motto which guided the practise of the
Hbjp school-master , and it is argued that since
HjEt many excellent scholars were develdped
Hnt under that method it must have been
HJ good. The whole principle was wrong
H | from this fact that if the growing years
Hji of the life of a human being are filled
with terrors , present and expected , the
Hkv entire future will be darkened and
ll clouded by the process. Happiness is
HkS ) rare and fleeting under the best condi-
Hf\ \ " tions , and the dread of physical pain
Ht < tends more than any other form of suf-
Hf | ! fering to deaden the sensibilities and be-
BSI numb the faculties ; hence in recent years
Bl the child has ceased to fear the rod and
lit the result in obedience and general order
f\ has justified the change.
, In the matter of instruction the com-
Bp mon school has advanced from the read-
K ing , writing and arithmetic stages to the
HB teaching of a wide variety of subjects
HV' made necessary by the constant require-
IX\ nients for general information in all
He The farmer , the mechanic and the busH -
H y iness man no longer rank as inferior to
HQ their professional brother in knowledge
Hh of the world's history and progress , and
H * the vast improvement made in the news-
Hbi paper and magazines which enter every
DPf home has made readers out of women
KL whose grandmothers were content with
HE v ew dee s i ° addition to the Bible , the
H r hymn-book and the cook-book.
BV With all the improvement which has
EST been made in the last half century the
ETfcommon school is still far from perfect.
RbT Many changes must be made both in the
B ( matter of additional subjects to be taught
K V and the dropping from the course of
Hk | studies not really essential to the welfare
Hct of the individual. The last five years
I Htab have demonstrated the economy of the
lOjY free text-book law and it will in turn be
k followed by other , and to many , more
HK startling changes.
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Hwl\ Strasser Saloon Closed.
HMfef Saturday an execution was issued on a
P * judgment , on account of rent , procured
H by Pat. Walsh against Samuel Strasser ,
HF and levied on his stock of liquors by
K\ Deputy Sheriff Ryan. The saloon re-
J. inained closed until yesterday afternoon
V when it was opened again , the difficulties
B having been adjusted between the parties.
H Millinery Opening.
& ; v | Our spring stock which will be disK -
K y played , at our grand opening , tomorrow ,
S * April 10th , contains the most desirable
B > and novel ideas that have been brought
H out this season , and our patterns are
M marvels of milliners' art.
II Misses Stover SiStanfield.
V Latest in soft and stiff hats. Call and
mfl see them. The Famous.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
L. Lowman is numbered among the
sick , this week.
C. W. Barnes was in Lincoln , front
end of the week.
C. E. Eldred was in Holdrege , Mon
day , on business.
E. E. Lowman returned from Brown-
ville , Monday night.
J. A. Hammond spent Sunday with his
parents at Indianola.
Dr. J. A. GuNN returned from Red
Oaks , Iowa , Sunday night.
Mrs. S. L. MOENCH was a Trenton
visitor , latter part of last week.
REV. J. W. Hickey has been on fhe
sick list for the past week or so.
Jas. A. Robinson , county commis
sioner , was in the city , Monday.
County Sheriff Neel was up from
Indianola , Monday , on business.
George Eisenhart , district court
reporter , was in town , Friday last.
Harry Stern of Holdrege came up
on 77 , Thursday afternoon , on business.
Mr. S. Strasser and daughter Miss
Grace were quite ill the first of the
J. G. Emerson of McCook was regis
tered at the Windsor in Lincoln , Wed
Leslie Clark is having a good deal
of trouble with eryesipelas of tlie eyes ,
Miss Edna Meserve and Master
Schell Kimmell returned from Lincoln ,
Miss Em.a Shauw , living a few miles
north of town , has been suffering with
rheumatism , the past week.
Mrs. J. H. McManigai. returned ,
Saturday night on 4 , from a few days vis
it with her son Charles , at Brush , Cole
A. S. Campbei.1. , C. E. Pope and Geo.
Johnson went up to Denver , Friday
night on 3 , on business , returning Sun
W. R. Starr went down to Indianola ,
Saturday nightto spend Sunday at home.
He expects to move his fatuity up here
in the near future.
Floyd Stayner and aunt , Sophia
Sepmeyer , returned from Lawrence ,
last Friday evening , where they have
been visiting her parents.
Miss Selma Noren came up from
Lincoln , last week , and visited her par
ents for a few days , returning to her un
iversity duties , Tuesday evening.
Mrs. F. G. Westland and her niece
Miss Lillian Roman returned , Sunday
night , from their week's visit with rela
tives and friends in. Lincoln and Omaha.
To Subscribers of 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.
At the annual election , last evening ,
of St. John Commandery , Knights Tem
plar , the following officers were elected
for the ensuing year : Charles E. Pope ,
eminent commander ; Charles W. Bron-
son , generalissimo ; Charles E. Magner ,
captain general ; George S. Bishop , pre
late ; George Mason , senior warden ;
George Johnson , junior warden ; S. Cor-
deal , treasurer ; E. E. Lowman , recorder.
Death of Dr. E. M. Kimmell.
The many readers of The Tribune
will be sorry to learn that Dr. E. M.
Kimmell , brother of F. M. Kimmell , died
at his home in Somerset , Pennsylvania ,
Saturday morning , just a few hours be
fore Mr. Kimmell reached there.
The Weather in McCook.
Rain ! ilore rain ! ! Still more rain ! ! !
This is one of the wettest springs that
this part of the country has known in
years. Considerable rain has fallen in the
last week or so besides a great amount
of snow. Nebraska never does anything
by halves , anyhow.
Go to Mrs. M. E. Barger's for Easter
hats and bonnets.
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll.
L. W. McCONNELL & Co.
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The City Election.
Tuesday's election passed off very
quietly and harmoniously and without
incident , no interest being shown what
ever , owing to the fact that there was
but one ticket in the field. Less than
one-third of the town people voted , as
there were only 172 votes cast for mayor
out of a possible 600. A little dissatis
faction was shown by some , there being
a few votes cast for men not on the regu
lar ticket. W. S. Perry , councilman for
first ward , was the only one who had no
opposition. However , the Republican
ticket was elected from top to bottom.
About twenty-five ladies in the First
ward voted for the two members of the
board of education. The following is the
ABSTRACT OF VOTES.
Mayor. 1st. 2d.
H. H. Troth , Republican 112 60
W. Coleman 1
C. T. Brewer 1
Chas. Wentz 1
Ben Stoddard 1
E. E. Lowman , Republican no 56
C. F. Babcock 1
D. Craft 1
M H. Holmes 1
E. J. Wilcox , Republican 114 62
V. Franklin 1
C. N. Whittaker , Republican. . . 115 56
Father Hickey 1
H. H. Berry , Republican 112 60
J. Steinmetz 1
D. Kraft 1
Ben Olcott , Jr 1
Councilman 1st ward.
W. S. Perry , Republican 112
Councilman 2d ward.
R. M. Osborn , Republican 61
D. Kraft 1
Board of Education.
J. E. Kelley , Republican 138 58
H. Thompson , Republican 133 55
A. Barnett 1
D. Kraft 1
H. Barbazett I
F. Kendlec 1
Washington , D. C , March 30th , 1S97.
I have for distribution a series of 5,000
valuable publications called Farmer's
Bulletins , which I will send upon appli
cation to any of my constituents. It is
requested that not more than two bulle
tins be asked for a single family. Appli
cations will be filled in the order received.
Address , Representative hall , Washing
ton , D. C. We give below a list of the
titles of these pamphlets :
Some Destructive Potato Diseases ; The
Feeding of Farm Animals ; Foods nut
ritive value and cost ; Hog Cholera and
Swine Plague ; Flax for Seed and Fibre ;
Souring of Milk and other Changes in
Milk Products ; Alfalfa , or Lucerne ; Silos
and Silage ; Meats composition and
cooking ; Kaffir Corn characteristics ,
culture and uses ; Spraying for Fruit
Diseases ; Onion Culture ; Fowls care
and feeding ; Facts about Milk ; Some
Insects Injurious to Stored Grain ; Irri
gation in Humid Climates ; Sheep Feed
ing ; Sorghum as a Forage Crop ; Stand
ard Varieties of Chickens ; The Sugar
Beet. Respectfully ,
R. D. Sutherland.
A Great Scheme.
A special correspondent from the south
side says that a man near McCook has
enclosed a quarter section of land with a
rat tight wire fence , on which he will
raise 1,000 stacks of black cats and 5,000
rats on which to feed the cats. It is es
timated that the cats will increase 15,000
in two years. Black cat skins are worth
$1 each. The rats will multiply five
times as fast as the cats. The cats can
feed on the rats and the rats can feed on
the skinned carcasses of the cats , and a
sure fortune is in sight for the McCook
man. Curtis Courier.
A New March.
The very latest musical composition to
enlist popular approval is "The Broad
Street Conservatory March" , composed
by a young Philadelphian , Roland H.
Smith , a pupil of tbe popular institution
to whom his work is dedicated. The
piano part of this excellent march has
just been issued and through a special
arrangement with the author we are en
abled to present a copy free to every rea
der of this paper who will senk name and
address ' , enclosing this notice and 6 cents
in stamps to cover mailing and postage
to The Broad Street Conservatory of Mu
sic , 1331 South Broad Street , Philadel
phia. The retail price of the march is
40 cents and this is an offer that should
be appreciated by our musical friends.
Latest in men's and boys' spring caps
now ready. The Famous.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Christian Services Sundays at 11
and 7:30 o'clock in McConnell hall.
Sunday school at 10 o'clock.
Elder C. P. Evans.
Methodist. Sunday school at 10.
Preaching at n. Junior League at 2:30.
Epworth League at 7. Preaching at 8 ,
All are welcome. J. A. Badcon , Pastor.
German Methodist Regular ser
vices at 9 o'clock , every Sunday morn
ing , in the South McCook Methodist
church ; services in German.
Baptist Morning service at 11 , Sun-
daj' school at 10 , Young People's union
at 7 , and evening service at 8. Public
is cordially invited.
Geo. W. Sheafor , Pastor.
Episcopal Divine services at the
Episcopal church on Sunday next at 11:00
and 8:00. It is hoped that Bishop Grave
of the jurisdiction of the Platte will be
present and will preach. All who can ,
should attend and hear the Bishop.
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. in. Lectures
alternate Mondays at 7:30 p. in.
S. A. POTTER , General Missionary.
R. A. Russell , Assistant.
Congregational Morning theme ,
Worship of the Saints : evening topic ,
Separation. Sunday school at 10 ; En
deavor society at 7 , topic , The Brother
hood of Man. Prayer meeting , Wed
nesday evening , at 8. You are always
welcome at our services.
HartL. Preston , Pastor.
Catholic Palm Sunday , April nth.
Anthem Asperges me Domine
Blessing of Palm Branches Pastor
Solo Palm Branches..Mrs. Alfred P. Bonnet
Kyrie Eleison Concone Choir
Veni Creator J. Schmidtz
Reading of the Passion of Jesus Christ ac
cording to St. Matthew
Credo Concone Choir
Solo Ave Maria Cherubini
Mrs. Alfred P. Bonnet
Sanctus Concone Choir
Agnus Dei Concone Choir
Processional Organ Miss Maude Cordeal
During Holy Week Monday , Tues
day and Wednesday mass will be cele
brated at 8:30 a. m. Holy Thursday
mass at 9 a. m. Good Fridaj' mass of
the Presanctified at 9 a. m. and blessing
of Easter water. J.W. HiCKEY , Pastor.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
The following cases have been filed
since our last issue :
Hattie A. Conklin vs. Mary E. Tohns-
ton et al. Equity.
J. A. Gunn vs. Red Willow county.
Appeal from county commissioners.
W. V. Gage vs. Red Willow count- .
Appeal from county commissioners.
Z. L. Kay vs. Red Willow county. Ap
peal from county commissioners.
Horace A. Greenwood vs. Michael
Kearns et ux. An execution.
Case of John P. Hanson vs. C. L. Mil
ler continued to May 1st.
Judgment was rendered Patrick Walsh
for $199.75 and $ So in his suits against
Samuel Strasser to collect rent. Execu
tions were issued on Saturday.
In the matter of the estate of William
H. Moore , letters of administration were
granted to Everett S. Moore , on Monday.
Petition of Mrs. Ida Cass filed , Wed
nesday , praj'ing for life estate and dower.
Baked Sweet Potatoes.
A writer in New York Sun says : "Be
stow a boon on humanity and help to
popularize the baked banana as an article
of food for rich ar d poor , especially the
poor. A good sized bananawhichwhen
baked in its skin in an oven for fifteen
or twenty minutes until it is quite soft
and bursts open , alone makes a fullmeal.
Humboldt calculated the food product
of the plantain ( banana ) compared with
the potato as 44 to 1 , and compared with
wheat as 133 to 1. I say from experience
that three bananas weighing one pound
are equal in nourishment to twenty-six
pounds of bread when baked. Bananas
should never be eaten raw as they are
very indigestible. Baked bananas are
the ideal food for nervous persons. This
subject , eating baked bananas , merits
the closest investigation" .
The CuIIiss Lecture.
The lecture in the Baptist church , last
evening , by Rev. W. B. Culliss , was very
well attended. He devoted most of the
evening to describing the wonders of
the Yellowstone Park , with the aid of a
powerful stereopticon. Some statuary
and. comic pictures were also shown. He
willlecture again , this evening , at the
same place , on the Yosemite Valley.
The doctor by request will produce the
chariot race in Ben Hur. Do not miss
this fine lecture. Admission 25 and 15
Will Serve Refreshments.
The ladies of the Methodist church
will serve dinner and supper in the Lay-
cock building , next Tuesday , the 13th.
All people desiring to eat on that day
will do well to give the ladies a trial.
Dinner 25 cents , supper 15 cents. The
following is the
Chicken Pie Cranberries.
Roast Beef , Brown Gravy.
Creamed Potatoes. Scolloped Tomatoes.
Boston Baked Beans.
Salads. Pickles. Jellies.
Brown & White Bread. Lemon & Fruit Pies.
Doughnuts. Cheese. Assorted Fruits.
Cold Sliced Meats. Potato Croquettes.
Baked Beans. Hot Parker-house Rolls.
Salads. Jellies. Pickles.
Assorted Cakes. Assorted Fruits.
Only eight more weeks of school.
Now is the time to work.
Al Gibbons of the nth was absent
from school , last Monday.
Ray McCarl of the 12th was slightly
indisposed during vacation week.
Bertha Shaffer of the nth grade spent
Sunday with relatives in Hastings.
Revs. Russell and Preston occupied the
time at opening exercises , Monday morn
There was only one session of school ,
Wednesday , on account of the stormy
Ida McCarl of the 8th grade returned ,
Tuesday night , from her visit with friends
in Red Cloud.
There will be an unusually attractive
programme at the lantern class , next
Xhe graduating class will probably be
fourteen in number , this year eight
girls and six boys.
There will be no lantern class , this
evening , owing to the Culliss lecture in
the Baptist church.
The essays of the 12th grade were all-
handed in on time , Monday morning. It
was rather an unusual occurrence.
William and Fred McManigal spent a
few days of their vacation , last week ,
with their brother Charlie at Brush , Col
Nellie Gunn returned , Sunday night ,
from Red Oaks , Iowa , where she was
spending vacation week visiting relatives
Mabel Wilcox was taken quite sick ,
Tuesday night , and unable to attend to
her school duties , the rest of the week.
She is improving at present.
Quite an interesting lantern class , last
Friday evening , the loan collection of
pictures proving very amusing. The at
tendance was somewhat abbreviated.
Each member of the 12th grade ex
pects to secure a hundred botanical spec
imens before school closes , and get them
all analyzed and mounted. It will keep
W. B. Culliss , who letures at the Bap
tist church , this evening , made an inter
esting talk to the school children on
Thursday morning. George Sheafor was
present with him.
If you want to get the latest styles in
hats and Donnets , go to Mrs. M. E. Bar
ger's. New goods just received.
Furniture for Sale.
I will sell ail my household furniture
cheap. Mrs. S. Strasser.
The meeting of the Star of Jupiter
lodge , Monday evening , was very well
attended and resulted in one initiation.
Let the good work go on.
A. Carson has moved to his new ranch
adjoining town on the west. He is still
confined to the house from the effects of
The new Easter bonnets have already
begun to make their appearance , and
the poor little bird is still a conspicuous
Another hand car special went up to
Culbertson , Monday evening , to assist
Major Cole with the revival services
Ladies are invited to inspect Mrs. M.
E. Barger's fine line of millinery before
$2,500.00 will buy the Spearman resi
dence and three lots by seeeing S. Cor
deal at once.
The city superintendent has a good
article about public schools in this issue.
PETITE PERTINENT PARAGRAPHS. H
When it doesn't rain , it snows. H
Paints and oils at McMillen's. H
Jap. Purvis will run a notion store in H
the postoffice lobby. |
Base ball fever has begun to break out M
among some of the town boys. |
Staple stationery , best quality at lowest - |
est prices , at The Tribune office. < H
The school board had their regular |
monthly meeting , Monday evening. M
A ten-pound girl was born to W. F. M
Everist and wife , last Sunday night. H
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll at M
Latest novelties in neckwear just received - H
ceived , Call and see them. H
The Famous. H
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll. H
L. W. McConnell & Co. H
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll at |
Boys' and Men's colored shirts. H
The Famous. |
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll. H
L. W. McConnell & Co. H
Wall Paper 5 cents a roll at , H
McMillen's. < |
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll. H
L. W. McConnell & . Co. ( H
If all people would make a habit to |
pay as they go , there would be more paying - |
ing and less going. H
The slight snow of Tuesday morning H
put the streets back into their muddy |
condition once again. H
Election day was so quiet that some H
people failed to recollect the fact until H
they ran upon closed doors. H
Owing to other attractions the Christian - H
ian Endeavor people have decided to H
postpone their social indefinitely. H
New things in men's silk and linen H
handkerchiefs , just received. H
The Famous. 1
Do you want to make $1.00 do as much H
as $25.00 ? Then buy a plan of the Nat * ' H
ural Hen Incubator of Tom Rowcll. D
Maude Cordeal will give lessons in 1
Piano Music to a limited number of pupils - H
ils at her home , 406 Marshall street. |
We still have a few packages ot gov- H |
ernment garden seed for free distribution - |
tion , Now is the time to subscribe. H
See our lines of samples for clothing to H
order. Prices the lowest , work and fit H
first class. The Famous. H
Governor Holcomb has issued a proclamation - H
lamation designating Thursday , April 22. H
as Arbor Day. Let everybody plant trees. H
Fred Pennell and family have moved H
from over the old postoffice building , and H
are now occupying a suite of rooms in H
the Commercial hotel. H
We violate no confidence when we say H
that it is out of season to slay the whistling - H
ling quail and undomesticated chicken , 1
so govern yourselves accordingly. H
W. B. Culliss will lecture in the Baptist - H
tist church , this evening , on the Yosem- j H
ite Valley , with the aid of a powerful 1
stereopticon. Admission 25 and 15 cents. H
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Ganschow received 1
the sad news , this week , of the death of B
Miss Ella Condit. Our readers will re- j H
member that she at one time was a H |
teacher in our schools. H
A constant reader wants to know just 1
what kind of beverage to imbibe , and | |
how much , in order to behold that mysterious - | |
terious air ship with red lights that is re- j H
ported so frequently of late as being seen H
at night in various parts of the country. j H
Red Cloud Argus. H
Rev. C. W. Preston received a painful 1
accident , this afternoon. ' . He sat down H
in a folding chair and pat his hands down H H
at the sides , when the chair brokecatch- H
ing the fingers of one hand in the hinge , H l
mashing the little finger of each hand so B |
badly that it is feared they will have to 1
be amputated. When the accident oc- HH
curred C. H. Cronk , who was making H
some repairs on the roof of his house , in l l
his haste to get down and render assistance - B
ance to Mr. Preston , fell from the roof H
and. broke his shoulder. Dr. Wilson attended - H
tended the two victims of misfortune. H H
Curtis Courier. 1
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