The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, April 16, 1897, Image 1

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be expected to do.
Hence come the complaints of crowd
ing the children and not giving them
enough individual attention. Yes , it is
true , every word of it. Iu our schools i
some children are crowded two in a seat ,
some sit on benches without any desks ,
some sit at tables in the halls , but some
how their teachers manage to keep most
of them reasonably busy.
A grave problem confronts the com
munity. How to provide ways and
means for the maintainance of the sys
tem which is to provide for a constantly
increasing school population while the
revenues have steadily decreased. In
comparison with other towns in the
state the board of education has made a
favorable showing in the amount of the
annual expenditure , but with a large per
cent of the taxes remaining unpaid from
year to year the income does not meet
even a moderate demand upon it. With
prosperous years in the agricultural coun
try surrounding the town and a consequent
quent revival of the railroad industry ,
necessitating the employment of more
men , the population of the city would
increase and more school room become
even more of a pressing necessity than it
is now. The West ward building re
quires many repairs , and must in time
give place to a commodious central
school building. Who will offer the
solution to this problem ? V.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Waters were in
Denver , first of the week.
W. O. NbRVAL returned home from
Holdrege , Saturday evening.
F. M. KiMMELl. arrived home , last
night , from his trip to Pennsylvania.
D. E. BOMGARDNER of Lincoln was in
town a few days , fore part of the week.
Miss La Vaughn Phelan of Alliance
visited relatives in the city , first of the
Mrs. G. JR. Snyder went down to
Lincoln , Saturday morning on 2 , to visit
her parents.
Mrs. Frank McClung and daughter
Jennie were up from the late county seat ,
A. G. Cook of Des Moines , Iowa , has
been visiting the McCarl boys for the
last week or so.
Mrs. W. F. Lawson , Mrs. W.S. Perry
and daughter Miss Mabel spent Satur
day in Lincoln.
W. H. Edwards and family left , Mon
day night , for Hastings , where they will
make their home.
C. W. Barnes of the Republican had
business in Lincoln , Thursday , arriving
i home last night.
Misses Bird Happersett and Lillian
Welborn of Indianola were in town , Sat
urday , attending the millineropening. .
R. A. GREEN , county clerk , returned ,
Tuesday night , from his old home in
Adams county , Illinois . , where he has
been for the past month.
Miss ViCA Bauew , a niece of E. C.
Ballew , and a former resident of this
city , will assist Misses Stover & Stan-
field duting the summer.
Mrs. Smith , mother of Mrs. F. A.
Pennell , left for her new home in Lin
coln , Saturday morning. Miss Maud
remained until Sunday morning.
Mrs. P. S. Harris and little daughter
Aimee arrived in the city from Omaha ,
Saturday night , and are the guests of
her parents , Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Menard.
Mrs. Kate Clark of Chicago and
Mrs. John Peckham of Batavia , Illinois ,
arrived in the city , Wednesday evening ,
and are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. D.
State Treasurer and Mrs. J. B.
MESERVE came up from Lincoln , Satur
day night on 3 , Mr. Meserve returning
Monday night. Mrs. Meserve is still the
guest of her daughter , Mrs. F. M. Kim- |
A Good Entertainment.
The magnoscope entertainments given
in the Menard hall , Tuesday and Wed
nesday evenings of this week , were
rather poorly attended , owing to other
attractions. The pictures shown were
all very fine , some very pretty effects be
ing produced.
Millinery Opening : .
The millinery opening of Misses Stover
& Stanfield , last Saturday , was well at
tended. The ladies had on exhibition
all the latest styles in hats and bonnets ,
and the visitors seemed pleased with the
showing made.
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll.
L. W. McConnbll & Co.
Dr. Edmund McManlis Kimmell.
On last Saturday morning Somerset
lost by death one of her popular young
professional men in the person of Dr. E.
M. Kimmell. His death was only a sur
prise in that it came sooner then expect
ed , for it was believed for several weeks
by all but himself that his affliction was
incurable , yet the announcement of his
death brought profound sorrow to every
heart iu the community. Those who
knew Dr. Kimmell best held him in high
esteem for his many noble traits of char
acter , and those whose acquaintance with
him was limited admired him for his
courteous manner and estimableChristian
conduct. In him all must have failed to
find what we call faults those things
that lessen the amiability or excellence
of character for his life was that of an
Having just entered upon what prom
ised to be a bright , useful and successful
professional career it was hard to give up
life , and almost in the presence of Death
he refused to recognize the Grim Reaper ,
believing that his affliction would pass
away , and planning for his future. Not
until but a few hours before dissolution
would he admit to the distressed rela
tives at his bedside that "I will not be
with jou long" .
Dr. Edmund M. Kimmell was born on
December 4 , 1864. He died at 6 o'clock
on the moruing of April 3 , and was ,
therefore , in his thirty-third year.
In 1SS3 he went to McCook , Nebraska ,
where he was associated with his brother
Frank in the publication of The Tribune
tor about three years , when he went to
Seattle , Washington , and accepted the
position of foreman in the office of the
Telegram of that city. Desiring to en
ter the profession of his father and eldest
brother he left Seattle in June , 1891 , and
came home to take up the study of med
icine. Just before he left Seattle he was
presented with a beautiful gold-headed
cane by the other employes of the Tele
gram office , as a mark of the high esteem
in which he was held by them.
Shortly after coming home he entered
the Medico-Chirurgical College in Phila
delphia , from which he graduated in 1S94.
He came home , associated himself with
his brother , Dr. H. S. Kimmell , and at
once took up the practice of his chosen
profession. His pleasing manner , pro
fessional deportment and continued suc
cess won for him enviable popularity.and
a career of brilliant promise was just
opening before him when he was over
taken by the affliction that caused his
For ten months he suffered from a
stomach trouble that baffled medical
skill ; he went to the Sanatorium at Mar-
kletown , but found no relief there ; he
went to Philadelphia for treatment , but
returned with no improvement in his
condition. He seemed determined to
live , and planned for his future , but his
'friends knew he must die and they were
in deep distress. The writer talked with
him in his office , ou Thursda } ' afternoon ,
when he was cheerful and evidently
hopeful ; forty hours later Death claimed
him. He was a faithful member of the
Diciple church and took a deep interest
in religious affairs. He was proDably
without an enemy , but his friends were
legion. Why it is that one so young and
of such an exemplary character should be
called from earth we cannot tell , unless
it be that "Death loves a shining mark" .
Dr. Kimmell was a member of the
Maccabees. He was also a member of
the local lodge , I. O , O. F. , in which he
had passed through the chairs.
The funeral took place at 5 o'clock on
Sunday evening , the obsequies being con
ducted by Elder William Mullendore ,
who paid a high tribute to the character
of the departed. A quartet from the
choir of the Diciple church sang hymns
that were favorites with the deceased.
On the casket rested a harp of white lilies
and roses , a gift from Mr. P. L. Carpen
ter and his sister Mrs. Riale of John
ston ; also a wreath of white lilies , roses
and hyacinths from Mr. and Mrs. P. A.
Schell , and a large bouquet of white
roses and pinks from the deceased's
"Brothers and Sisters in Christ" .
Although the weather was unfavorable
a very large concourse of people attended
the funeral , occupying-every part of the
large house , and probably one hundred
persons stood on the pavement under
umbrellas during the service. A large
number followed the remains to the Hus
band cemetery in carriages , and a body
of forty to fifty Oddfellows , with as
many other citizens , made the trip a-foot.
The deceased' is survived by three
brothers and three sisters Dr. H. S. and
William of Somerset , Frank M. of Mc
Cook , Nebraska , Mrs. Jonas Keffer of
Ligonier , Mrs. E. B. Coffroth of Somer
set and Mrs. L. W. Fogg of Latrobe.
Somerset Standard.
Latest in men's and boys' spring caps
now ready. "The Famous.
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll at
Christian Services Sundays at 11
and 7:30 o'clock in McConnell hall.
Sunday' jhool at 10 o'clock.
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{ * Elder C. P. Evans.
German Methodist Regular ser
vices at 9 o'clock , every Sunday morn
ing , in the South McCook Methodist
church ; services in German.
' Rev. M.Herrmann.
Episcopal Divine service second and
fourth Sundays of every mouth at 11:00
a. m. and 8:00 : p. m. Sunday school
every Sunday at 10:00 a. m. Lectures
alternate Mondays at 7:30 p. m.
S. A. Potter , General Missionary.
R. A. RUSSELL , Assistant.
Methodist Sunday school at 10.
Preaching at 11 , Easter service. Ep-
worth League at 7 ; subject , "Let the
Easter Lilies Bloom in Your Heart" .
Children's service at S ; speaking and
songs , birds and flowers. Ordinance of
baptism administered after the service.
Prayer meeting on Wednesday evening
at 8 o'clock. A reception to the new
members in the church , Thursday even
ing , April 22d , at S o'clock. A welcome
tc all of these services.
J. A. Badcon , Pastor.
Congregational Morning theme ,
"Hope's Resurrection" . Sermon fol
lowed by the Easter communion. Even
ing service at S o'clock ; an attractive
Easter program by the Sunday school.
Special music appropriate to the day both
morning and evening. Sunday school
at 10. Endeavor society at 7 ; topic , "The
Conquest of Death" , Charles Northrup ,
leader. Prayer meeting on Wednesday
evening. A kindly welcome is extended
to all these services.
Hart L. Preston , Pastor.
There was only one session of school ,
Rev. Geo. W. Sheafor was a visitor at
the schools , last Friday afternoon , in
company with Rev. Culliss.
Martin Thorgrimson of the nth grade
withdrew from school , first of the week ,
and filtered into the employ of-the B. &
M. at this place.
The 12th grade decided to have Kittie
Stangeland as their valedictorian , Edna
Dixon as salutatorian and William Mc-
Manigal as class historian.
Judd Kay was appointed lantern man
ager , Tuesday , and William Mej-er took
the place vacated by him as secretary of
the special work department.
The following were assembly room vis
itors , Friday afternoon of last week : Ona
Simons , Tom McCarl , Maude Doan , A.
G. Cook , Marie Gibbons , Edith Oyster
and Grace Shepherd.
The magnoscope entertainment , last
night , under the auspices of the public
schools , at the east ward building , was
liberally patronized. The assembly
room was packed , and everyone was
pleased with the performance.
At the exercises after recess , last Fri
day , the Rev. W. B. Culliss made quite
an interestiug talk to the pupils , on elo
cution. He read some extracts from
Shakespeare in different ways , showing
how things should , and should not , be
read. The pupils were highly pleased.
The majority of the 10th grade were
asleep , Monday. Let's keep awake only
two months The 10th grade is evenly
divided , this year , there being six boys
and six girls. We are proud of the
class. School Notes in Culbertson Era.
We would like to know whether Editors
Clinton and Loren are proud cf the 10th
grade on account of its being evenly di
vided or its ability to sleep during school
The Lectures.
THe second lecture given by Rev. W.
B. ( Culliss in the Baptist church , last Fri
day , on the Yosemite Valley , was a very
fine one. There was a full attendance ,
and all present seemed well satisfied with
-performance. . By request , he pro
duced the chariot race in Ben Hur , to
the edification of all.
Owing to the popularity of his first two
lectures , he was requested to remain over
Sunday , and delived in full his lecture
ou Ben Hur , which he did , Monday
night , to a good sized audience. Should
the doctor ever again lecture in McCook ,
he will receive a hearty welcome by the
people'of our city.
They Served Meals.
The dinner and supper given by the
ladies of the Methodist church in the
Laycock building , Tuesday , were well
attended by the town people. The re
freshments were all of the highest order ,
and in great abundance. A bazaar was
also ran in connection. The ladies are
grateful to all for the liberal patronage
accorded them.
Just the Thlngr for Nebraska.
Missoula , Montana , has developed
something new in the way of hydraulics
in the form of a screw pump that is , a
pump which may be operated by the
current of any flowing stream by the
simple submergence of the wheel in the
current. The object of this invention is
to produce a simple , portable , pumping
machine , which is adapted to be placed
in a current of water and thereby be
operated and which in itself comprises
all the necessary machinery for utilizing
the force of the current for pumping
water to an elevation , when it may be
used for irrigation or other purposes. It
is claimed by Louis E. Miller , the in
ventor , that these pumps , with a four-
inch pipe , placed in the water , requiring
no fuel , no attention and no piers or
barges for anchorage , in fact depending
on the current of the stream alone for
power , will pump a thousand gallons of
water an hour in a five-mile current , and
as the current increases so will the vol
ume of water , which can be pumped to
an elevation of 75 to 100 feet , varying
with the rapidity of the current.
The mechanism of the machine works
on the inside of a conical shaped galvan
ized casing , the casing having screws
somewhat similar to the propellers on a
steamboat. This casing is free to turn
upon a hollow axle , the axle having a
closure between the inlets to the dia-
phram chamber and serving the double
purpose of an axle and inlets to the
pumping mechanism. The action of the
current on the screws or schrew-shaped
wings attached to the casing causes the
case to be revolved upon the hollow axle.
On the inside of this case and attached
to it is a cam , which , through suitable
connections , changes the rotary to a re
ciprocating motion and operates the
pump. The pump proper is of novel
construction and consists of two concave
saucer-shaped discs attached to the hol
low axle , and a cross-head , free to move
or slide upon the hollow axle , with con
vex discs that fit into the concave discs
attached to the axle on or near the center
of the movable discs and to the outside
edge of the fixed discs are fastened heavy
hydraulic canvas diaphrams. The ro
tary motion of the case imparts to the
cross-head and discs attached thereto
through the medium of a cam , a rocker
shaft and connecting links , a reciprocat
ing motion that causes the movable discs
to seat or close into the fixed discs , and
so fills and discharges each chamber al-
ternatel } ' , and so give a constant flow.
The inlet and discharge valves are at
tached to the hollow axle at each end.
The pump is anchored in the stream
by means of a cross-arm and guy lines
running to each shore or to piles driven
in the stream. San Francisco Call ,
Band Concert.
The Brigade band will give their an
nual concert , next Wednesday evening ,
April 21st , in the Menard hall , at S
o'clock. The program will be a new
and attractive one , in which the follow
ing persons will appear as soloists : G. R.
Snyder , Roy Smith , F. A. Pennell , Ed.
Wilcox , A. P. Ely and S. C. Beach.
The band will also be assisted by Mrs.
A. P. Bonnet , soprano , the Valentine
male quartette , and Mrs. W. B. Mills ,
This concert will doubtless be the best
one ever given by the boys , and all music
loving people should avail themselves of
this oppotunity and go and hear the
best band in the state. The price of ad
mission will only be 25 cents , reserved
seats included ,
programme part 1.
March Caroline Stahl Band
Overture to William Tell Rossini Band
Tuba Solo Polka Caprice Bach
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Soprano Solo Selected Mrs. A. P. Bonnet
Baritone Solo Whirlwind Polka Levy.
Mr. F. A. Pennell
Male Quartette In Old Madrid
. .Messrs. Magee , McCarlSmith , McCarl
The Mill in the Forest Idyll Eilenberg
The brook in the forest , singing of
birds , starting of the old mill , mill
stops , finale Band
part II.
Selection Offenbachiana No. 2 Selec
tions from Offenbach's Operas Air
by Bsettger Band
Clarinet Solo Second Air Varie Mohr.
Mr. G. R.Snyder
Horn Quartette Selected
Soprano Solo Selected Mrs. A. P. Bonnet
Cornet Duet Vernantee Seelen Eilen
berg Messrs. Ely and Beach
Piccolo Solo Polka Caprice Damm. . . .
Mr. Roy Smith
Descriptive Village Life in the Olden
Time LeThiere. Synopsis : Night
Sunrise Astir in the Village Chir-
dren going to school The Blacksmith
Shop The May Queen Maypole
dance Curfew Bell Choral by the
Village Choir MoonlightLoves Ser
enade ) Grand Finale Band
$2,500.00 will buy the Spearman resi
dence and three lots by seeeing S. Cor-
deal at once.
Paints and oils at McMillen's. |
We are glad to note that Mrs- Louis |
Suess is improving. H
Staple stationery , best quality at lowest - |
est prices , at The Tribune office. |
It must be admitted that The TribUNE - |
UNE is a very good paper. Reporter. ' H
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll at H
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll. H
L. W. McCoKMtLL & Co. |
Boys' and Men's colored shirts. H
The Famous. H
Wall Paper 5 cents a roll ut |
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll. M
L. W. McConnell & Co. . H
Evensong and address at 7:30 , Monday M
evening , April 19th , in the Episcopal M
chapel , by Rev. R. A. Russell. J
New things in men's silk and linen H
handkerchiefs , just received. H
The Famous. M
Maude Cordeal will give lessons in < H
Piano Music to a limited number of pup- ' H
.ils at her home , 406 Marshall street. ' H
See our lines of samples for clothing to ' H
order. Prices the lowest , work and fit H
first class. The Famous. |
Rev. W. B. Culliss held gospel services H
in the Baptist church , Tuesday evening , j H
using the lantern to illustrate his sermou. |
We notice by the new sign boards on H
Dodge street that the latest way to spell H
the word "driving" is thus : "d-r-i-v-e- | |
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Mrs. Vina Wood entertained a few of H
her lady friends , Saturday , in honor of H
Mrs. H. P. Sutton's sister , Mrs. Boyd of J
Omaha. H
Frank , the little son of Alex. Johnston H
of Brush creek , was kicked by a horse , H
first of the week , breaking his leg below H
the knee. H
Another beautiful rain , last Sunday H
night. The rain gauge showed a precipitation - H
itation of one and one-fourth inches. |
And still there is more to follow. |
By an oversight , last week , we forgot H
tp mention that Mr. and Mrs. Sam " _ _ _ _ !
Moore were the recipients of a beautiful H
little daughter , born Tuesday of last H
week. H
Miss Edna Stuby entertained a number H
of her young friends at the home of her H
pareuts'on Coffeen aveune on Thursday H
evening. The evening was pleasantly |
passed by playing games. Sheridan H
Journal. r9H
Mr. Colson informs us that he has H
placed an order for one of the best j H
makes of peanut roasters , which is expected - H
pected in a few days , when he will be iu H
a position to furnish the public with the H
fresh roasted peanut. |
Last Friday afternoon , Dr. E. H. H
Waters dislocated his right shoulder in H
lifting Leach's 50-pound dumb bell. Circumstances - _ _ _ _ |
cumstances over which he had no con- j H
trol compelled him to drop the weight , |
making a lage hole in the floor. |
Dr. W. V. Gage was summoned to Cul- |
bertson , Wednesday , to render fellow |
physician surgical assistance. Dr. A. W. |
Miller was thrown out of his buggy , j H
breaking his leg in two places about the |
knee , making painful and severe injuries. |
Some of our city residents have already - |
ready begun to burn the rubbish raked H
from their lawns iu the streets and al- _ _ _ _ _
leys. This is extremely hazardous and j H
should not be allowed , as we understand |
it is against a city ordinance. Better |
get the rubbish hauled off. |
Mr. Campbell , a son of the maker of H
sub-soiling machinery , was here on Wednesday - H
nesday , - and assisted S. P. Hart of the H
McCook experiment station in setting up |
the special machinery for the farm. J
From here Mr. Campbell went to Ben- H
kelman to perform a similar duty for the H
experiment farm at that place. |
The Republican Valley association of _ _ _ _ _ _
the Congregational church met in. Cambridge - ' |
bridge , Tuesday and Wednesday of this f f
week. Mr. T. B. Campbell , Rufus Carl- i |
ton and Edith Oyster were the delegates |
chosen to go from McCook. Rev. Hart |
L. Preston was also in attendance. They H
report a largely attended and an inter- j f
esting meeting. Rev. H. L. Preston was H
was elected to the place of moderator. |
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