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I f SIXTEENTH YEAR. McSCOOIt , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 4. 1897. NUMBER 3
I | THEY HONOR HEROES
W Jf Tender Tributes Paid the Memory of Our
& , * # Deceased Veterans.
| \Y ,
I I , , MEMORIAL SERVICES WELL ATTENDED
I \ The People of City and Surrounding
I " * * * J Country Join In Decorating
I W * Graves with Appropriate
I % Ceremony.
* Memorial day comes each year with
* p ' its augmented appeal to the patriotism
Jl of the living , and it is a pleasure to note
J | that its observance has outgrown the
N original and sacred purpose of decorating
v jf the graves of deceased veterans , and that
V many other graves on this day show
Mf j | floral evidences of memory dear and ten-
* JB der , a fact which does not detract from
W the prime intent but the rather accentu
al * ates it. It is with satisfaction , too , that
3g we note the local concern and deep in-
P terest always manifested in the event.
W The regular memorial services were
\ held in the opera house , Monday afternoon -
noon , and were attended by an over
\ flowing house. The exercises opened
y "with music by the Nebraska Brigade
5 - band , which was followed by a song by
V the school children , Vive l'America.
f * • Prayer was offered by Rev. J. A. Badcon.
\ The orders of the day were read by Adjutant -
& jutant J. H. Yarger. St. Alban's choir
4&\ sang two selections , Memorial Hymn
% ' , and Cover Them Over , with excellent
jJb * effect. The reading of Lincoln's Gettys-
m burg oration in concert by pupils of then
n- public schools was a prominent feature
\ of the programme. The school children
i | sang Tenting on the Old Camp-ground
with the solo part by Miss Hannah Stang-
\ land in a very acceptable manner.
fr The oration by General H. E. Palmer
? of Omaha was brief and to the point and
/ is regarded as being one of the best addresses -
\ dresses ever delivered here on a similar
T\ occasion. He urged that the living veterans -
> erans should be especially remembered
" * * j as well as those who have gone on be-
r'\ \ > fore. An effective selection by the band
ti concluded the exercises in the opera
house , after which a line of march was
\ formed and proceeded to Longviewcem-
> . / \ etery , where the graves of the following
m Jt veterans were decorated , a delegation of
1 . school girls performing this tender cere-
Si ' mony in conjunction with the members
Jge . of the G. A. R , , whose impressive ritual-
jK istic service was used :
C. L. Miller , Charles E. Fox ,
% * Elias H. Conrad , Smith Gordon ,
J. D. Gerver , Chester Ward ,
\ D. L. Clement , Thomas B. Walker ,
J ? * R. S. Cooley , J. B. McCabe.
$ T The procession was quite lengthy and
, Jfr imposing ; besides many others repaired
/ L to tbemetery in irregular ways forming
W altogc , 'x a large concourse of people at
\ the final decoration services ,
f " Altogether the services were creditable
\ to the patriotism of our people.
Delighted With Their Entertainment
) The pilgrims to California arrived
| home , last Friday morning , having had
g an entrancing time. They especially remember -
\ member with genuine pleasure the royal
entertainment tendered them by the
McCook colony in Los Angeles , Cal.
Upon their arrival in Los Angeles they
I i were greeted by Messrs. and Mesdames
I S. H. Colvin , C. W. Paine , A. G. Bump
_ J and Hiram Thrailkill , Mrs. Cora Kelley
and Mrs. Matie Weaver. Thatxnight
I they were splendidly entertained at dinner -
\ ner by Mr. and Mrs. Colvin , Mesdames
- Kelley and Weaver. Besides numerous
courtesies and kindnesses were extended
f throughout their stay in Southern Cali
fornia , all of which they remember with
& the pleasantest emotions.
g , A Broken Lepr.
fM t When Conductor and Mrs. Frank
TL Kendlen arrived home , last Thursday ,
m they found that , shortly after their deL -
L parture for California , their little daugh-
JG ? ter Celestine , who had been left in charge
dp of Grandma Stevens in Lincoln , had fall-
'L en and accidentally Tjroken one of her
Jr legs between the ankle and knee. In
order not to mar the pleasure of their
/ visit the parents were not notified of the
) accident. Celestine came home with
- them , Friday morning , and is getting
H * along very nicely , and will soon be as
m ] chipper as ever , with nothing to remind
m/ her of the fall and hurt.
R. Getting Along Nicely.
Hf V It is a pleasure to announce that Sam-
\M\ \ \ / uel Ellis , Jr. , of Gerver prement , upon
m whom an operation was recently perK -
K formed by Drs. Kay and Gunn for ap-
K pendicitis , is getting along famously.
The circumstances of this case make his
jt rapid recovery somewhat extraordinary.
ft Wall Paper at McConnell's.
MOVeiENTS.OF THE PEOPLE.
Rkv. VoGT returned home. Monday
night on No. 5.
Howard Finuv aau wife - rtturtred
home , first of the week.
Mrs. Arthur BahnjWT is entertain
ing her mother from Iowa.
P. Wai.su has been eastsiace SVedues-
day of last week on business.
Frank Stiixman drove over to
Stockville , Monday , on business.
Iv 'Roy Atx.EN made a flying business
visit to Norton , Kansas , Friday last.
Mrs. L. Day expects to leave , Mon
day , for Connecticut , on a iosg visit.
M. A. Spatjuhstg returned , Tuesday ,
from a trip overland down the valley.
L. W. Wright , eoc-conductor , of Mc
Cook , was in Alliance , this week Grip.
Miss Edith Fikch of Arapahoe was
the guest 0f Ethel' Barnett , first of. the
J. F. HASKlNSof the Benkelman News
sojourned briefly in the cit ) , Monday
Miss May STuby went up to Denver ,
Tuesday night , oa a brief visit to some
Oscar Caixiuan of the Bank of Ben-
keluiftu briefly visited in the city , last
Mrs. J. F. Ksnyon depaited on Wed
nesday for Iowa , where she will visit for
Dr. A. H. Thomas of Trenton was a
between-trains visitor in the city , Mon
Mr. and Mrs. C E. Gray of Fort
Scott , Kansas , uere in the city , Wednes
day , visiting friends.
M. STERN of Chicago was in the city ,
close of last week , looking after some
business affairs here.
Caieb Clothier was dowu from
Hayes county , early in the week , guest
of Mayor Troth and family.
C. D. FULLER of Imperial was a city
visitor , Monday evening , between the
branch and main line trains.
Mrs. James Hetherington came up
from Indianola , Monday evening , and is
the guest of G. S. Bishop and family.
Mrs. HEROLD and daughter , Miss
Dora , of Plattsmouth , arrived in the city
on Wednesday evening , and are the
guests of Mrs. S. L. Moench.
Mrs. H. G. Borneman , James.Bessie ,
and Miss Carrie Frazier will 'leave to
morrow for Illinois , where they will visit
a number of weeks-with Mrs. Borneman's
Mrs. L. Cann and Miss Mary , mother
and sister of L. E. Cann , spent the early
portion of the week in the city. They
returned to Danbury on Wednesday af
Mrs. MuNSON left for her home in
Ainsworth , Thursday , after a visit of a
few week to her daughter , Mrs. H. P.
Sutton. She will spend a brief while in
Omaha en route.
Mrs. Alfred P. Bonnet attended
the Gage-Phelan nuptials in the city of
Alliance , Wednesday , leaving for that
place on Monday morning and returning
home on Thursday night.
A. A. BATES and family will leave on
Sunday for near Lund , Decatur county ,
Kansas , where Mrs. Bates and the chil
dren will visit her parents for a few
weeks. Ad. will return in a few days.
Mesdames Sylvester Cordeal and
C W. Bronson represented Eureka Chap
ter No. 86 , O. E. S. , at the meeting of
the grand lodge in Omaha , Tuesday , go
ing down on Monday night and return
ing the next night.
Supt. Valentine delivered the Mem
orial day oration at Grafton , last Satur
day ; and in the evening addressed the
members of a ladies1 literary club there.
The superintendent was highly pleased
with his trip to Grafton , and doubtless
gave the people of that town and sur
rounding country enjoyable literary
feasts upon both occasions. He returned
home on Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. O'Niel arrived
from Chicago , Tuesday night , to attend
the fnneral of their daughter , Mrs. John
McNeff. The probabilities are that the
O'Niels. will decide to make McCook
their home again. Mrs. O'Niel will re
main in charge of the McNeff children
and Mr. O'Niel will return to Chicago
and may arrange for an early return to
their former home. They will receive a
warm welcome by many firm friends.
ARE HAPPILY WEDDED
Dr. W. V. Gage of Our City and Miss La-
Vaughn Phelan of Alliance.
UNION OF POPULAR YOUNG PEOPLE
They Arrive Home on No. 5. Last
Evening , and are Cosily Loca
ted In Dr. B. B. Davis
Wednesday evening of this week at
the residence of the bride's parents ,
Superintendent and Mrs. J. R. Phelan ,
in Alliance , Nebraska , Dr. W. V. Gage
of this city and Miss LaVaughn Phelan
of Alliance were united in marriage , un
der the most auspicious circumstances ,
in the presence of relatives and the near
friends of the high contracting parties.
The ceremony was performed by Father
Haley , and a reception followed at the
residence , which was handsomely and
tastefully decorated as to its interior.
This estimable young couple is too
well known to most of our readers to
make any introduction necessary. The
groom is one of our most promising
young physicians and a gentleman of
culture. The bride spent a number of
her girlhood years in our city , in fact we
claim here as one of us. Her charming
manners and clever accomplishments
will add to her already large circle of
They arrived at home on No. 5 , last
evening , and are very comfortably and
cosily located in the Dr. Davis residence
on north Marshall street , which had been
elaborately prepared for their reception.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Harris of Omaha ,
Miss Clara Phelan and Mr. Frank Smith
of Alliance , and Mrs. A. P. Bonnet of our
city accompanied the wedding party.
They will be at home to their friends
after June 10th.
The Tribune extends hearty con
gratulations well-wishes , and welcome.
Quite a Serious Accident.
Last Saturday , while en route to the
Memorial celebration at Box Elder , Dr.
and Mrs. A. C. Harlan were both quite
severely injured. In going down the
steep hill just north of-the Goheen farm
they met a team and lumber wagon , to
which was tied a stallion. The stallion
kicked and knocked down the near horse
of the team the doctor was driving. The
doctor's team became frightened and
shied up over an embankment , upsetting
the buggy , throwing out the occupants ,
and running away.
The doctor sustained a broken rib and
numerous contusions that will lay him
up for a week or two. Mrs. Harlan had
both bones of her left arm fractured at
the wrist. Both were badly shaken up
and bruised in the accident.
The Only One.
The only unpleasant incident of Mem
orial day was furnished by the A. P. A. ,
when members of that order , on the re
turn from the cemetery , supplanted the
little boys of Rogers' drum corps in the
dray wagon in which the little fellows
rode out to the cemetery. Over against
this ungenerous act of members of that
order stands the courtesy and thoughtfulness -
fulness and unselfishness of the members
of the Nebraska Brigade band , who va
cated their wagon and let the drum corps
ride to the city in the wagon assigned to
the band. This incident has aroused
considerable indignation and is not de
fended by many members of the order
even. It is to be regretted , to say the
Union Memorial services of the Prot
estant churches of the city were held in
the Baptist church , Sunday morning
last. The church was unable to accom
modate all who applied for admission.
The members of the G. A. R. and old
soldiers attended in a body. The sermon
was delivered by Comrade Rev. J. M.
Bell. The Baptist choir provided suita
ble and excellent music for the occasion.
The church was appropriately decorated
and withal it was an auspicious memorial.
A Fine Shower.
This immediate locality was visited
by a fine , opportune shower , Tuesday
afternoon. The Burlington guage showed
the precipitation to have been .45 of an
inch at this point. More rain west of
here and south , while there was little or
none a few miles east.
Colored and white shirts at the
Famous Clothing Co.
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll at
Summer underwear at the
Famous Clothing Co.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
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 Morning service at 11:00.
Evening service at 8:00. Sunday school
at 10:00 : a. m. Evensong on Wednesdays
at 3 p. m. R. A. RUSSELL ,
Missionary in Charge.
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.
Christian Services every alternate
Sunday , commencing with the first Sun
day in May at 11 and 7:30 o'clock in
McConnell hall. Sunday school every
Sunday at 10 o'clock.
Elder C. P. Evans , Pastor.
Congregational Morning theme ,
TheLand | of Promise. Evening Sermon
to the graduating class , at 8. Sunday
school at 10. Endeavor society at 7 ,
topic , The Tongue as the Christian's
Tool. Prayer meeting Wednesday even
ing at 8. All are cordially invited.
Hart L. Preston , Pastor.
Program Graduating Exercises.
The graduating exercises of the class
of ' 97 will take place in the Congrega
tional church , this evening. Program
of the interesting particulars is given be
low. The class of ' 97 is composed of
thirteen , seven girls and six boys , whose
names are also appended :
Song God Save Our President School
Invocation Rev. G. W. Sheafor
Brass Quartette Selected
. . Members from Nebraska Brigade Band
Salutatory Edna Dixon
Vocal Solo Song of the Brook J. Nunu.
Mrs. A. P. Bonnet
Address Hon. N. K. Griggs
Song Perri Merri Dictum School
Class History William McManigal
Valedictory Kerstin Stangland
Piano Solo Hymn of the pilgrims Wag
ner Miss Maud Cordeal
Awarding Diplomas A. Barnett
Vocal Solo What the Birds Say A.Hen-
4icman Miss Hannah Stangland
Song Old Hundred Congregation
Benediction Rev. J. A. Badcon
class of ' 97.
Edna Dixon , Ira Joseph Clark. Kerstin
Stangland , Margeretta Cullen , John Raymond
McCarl , Mabel Elizabeth Jordan , Charles
Chavileer Northrup , Daisy Catherine Jackson ,
Laura Anne McMillen , Lulu Bertha Norval ,
James Earl Ludwick , William McManigal ,
A Large Audience.
A. A. Farland , the banjo virtuoso , gave
a recital , last Saturday evening , in the
opera house , before a large audience.
The performance was given under aus
pices of the Epworth League. Artisti
cally the recital was a success , but it can
hardly be called a satisfactory one. The
selections for the most part were taken
from the old masters and the virtuoso
doubtless made the most of the possibil
ities of the instrument , but the banjo
even in a master's hand's and his play
ing was faultless is circumscribed in its
effects and tones , and is very disappoint
ing when it is attempted to render what
was written for nobler instruments.
While the simpler , softer effects were
simply superb and delighted everybody.
The cornet quartette by Messrs. Sut
ton , Ely , Pennell and Beach during the
intermission was warmly received.
It was about a hundred dollar house ,
and the League netted between ten and
This morning , County Judge Smith
united in marriage John A. Muirhead , a
driver for the White line , and Julia C.
O'Leary , daughter of Michael O'Leary
of the St. Charles. The ceremony was
performed at the residence of Council
man R. M. Osborn , and the young couple
shortly after started to drive to Oxford
on a brief honeymoon.
Only 25 Cents.
The Arion-Cooke Combination enter
tainment in the Congregational church ,
next Tuesday evening , June Sth , will be
well worth the price of admission 25
cents. The capacity of the church should
be taxed to the utmost. The singing
and recitations are highly spoken of by
all who hear them.
The Chicago Comedy Co. played in
the opera house , Tuesday and Wednes
day evenings of this week , to small
houses upon both evenings. "The Gutta
Percha Girl" , it should be admitted , de
served much better patronage than was
accorded the company.
Clothing made to order our great spec
ialty. Famous Clothing Co.
Paints and oils at McMillen's.
DEATH'S QUICK CALL
Mrs. John McNeff Passed Away Very Sud
denly , Sunday Evening : ,
SOON AFTER BECOMING A MOTHER
The Disease a Rare One. but Re
sulted Fatally In a few Hours.
• Leaves a Husband and
This community was deeply touched ,
last Sunday evening , when the.death of
Mrs. John McNeffbecame known. Short
ly after becoming the mother of a fine
boy , she began to sink , and in a few
hours , despite the most strenuous efforts
of Drs. Gage and Beach , her soul winged
its flight to the spirit word. A husband ,
two little girls and an infant son , be
sides parents , brothers and sisters , are
left to mourn her sad and sudden death.
Funeral services were held in St.
Patrick's church , Wednesday morning
at half past ten o'clock , the services be
ing conducted by Father Hickey. A
High Requiem Mass was sung. The ser
vices were solemn and impressive , and
the tender remarks of Father Hickey
touching the beautiful life and rare char
acter of the loved one were most touching.
A large cortege of sorrowing relatives
and warm friends followed the remains
to their last resting place in Calvary
The deceased was a resident of this
city from girlhood and had endeared
herself to the hearts of all who knew
her , by her quiet , unassuming manners
and sweet and loving disposition. Her
death comes as a crushing blow to doting
husband , parents and family , and as a
personal loss to a wide circle of friends.
To them all we would offer the deep and
tender sympathy of this community.
Dwelling : and Contents Destroyed.
The dwelling of D. J. Osborn at Os
born , Frontier county , was entirely de
stroyed by fire , together with most of
its contents , last Saturday afternoon , be
tween 6 and 7 o'clock. Mrs. Osborn was
the only member of the family at home
at the time. It is thought that the fire
originated from sparks from the flue fall
ing on the roof of the house. The Os.
borns have much sympathy in their mis
fortune and loss , as but little or nothing
was saved. Mrs. Osborn was in the
basement at the time and was unaware
of the fire until neighbors came and in
formed her. It was then too late to save
anything. There is $1,500 insurance on
house and contents.
Moved Them Into the City.
This week the Libb and Lewis dwell
ings in North McCook were moved onto
the Stiles lots on North Melvin street
between C. J. Ryan and F. G. Westland.
These properties reverted to the building
association , which is having the work
done and will have the dwellings over
hauled completely and placed in com
fortable and attractive condition for
renting. McBrayer has the contract for
A Wise Course.
The success of the brick crossing laid
some years since has encouraged the
city authorities to put down another
across Main at Dodge. This a doubtless
a wise course. While the first cost of
brick may exceed that of wood , yet in
the long run the brick is the more eco
nomical and substantial : and permanence
is a matter to be sought after.
Third Time , Seventh Place.
In the seven-mile bicycle race atHast-
ings , Monday , S. D. Belles of the city
made third time and took seventh place
in the handicap. He was a scratch man.
Steve is strong and swift but there are
A New Superintendent.
On the first of June J. E. Kelley be
came superintendent of the Meeker ditch
vice C. H. Meeker , who has had charge
of the ditch since its inception. The
new superintendent has some work
Notice to Debtors.
All bills due Mrs. L. J. Beck' must be
paid by the first and fifteenth of June ,
otherwise they will be put in the hands
of a collector. No deviation from this
whatsoever. 2ts. Mrs. L. J. Beck.
Belts for men and boys at the
Famous Clothing Co.
Wall Paper 5 cents a roll at
Reliable black and tan hosiery for men
at the Famous Clothing Co.
Wall Paper at McConnell's.
PETITE PERTINErTT PARAGUAY'S.
Wall Paper at McConnell's.
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Slight shower * © u Wedmtnih * tad
Are yon right with the editor or our
subscription. If not , why not ?
Staple stationery , bent quality a ; .ow-
est prices , at TitR Trim'NK afJic < '
New Hue in boy.s' knee pant * ju re
ceived at the Fatuous Clotiimk , ' > .
Marshal Jordan btateu Umt in th • fut
ure evil-doers will he pnnialied n < v ing
A farewell party was tendered , , E.
Magee at the residence of P. D. Hiss ,
It is being demonstrated that tl. are \
some people in our city with a iatr < ous 1
geniu s for blnndering
Wanted. Children' * hewing ; lso \
plain sowing by the tidy or at hon < . Id- j
dress Box 417 , McCook , Neb.
Sewing done by the day at the • es.
Terms reasonable. Satisfaction v an-
teed. h. Grace Townsknd.
The lawn sprinkling hours * he
morning at least ought to be froi to
9 o'clock. Fiom 6 to S is unneit- . ily
Sarah L. Sexson of Indianola h en
admitted to practice as an attoni' \ ind
agent for claimants before the r ior '
S. M. Cochran & Cu. beat 'em in
hog fencing. Grt their prices w ; in
spect their stock. Quality and c * will
both stand the test. *
The A. P. A. social , Monday aft mon
and evening , in the Ganscbow bit ding ,
first door south of DeGrofPs , wa \ ery
You can see the finest display ol sam
ples of secret society cards in Amen- at
this office , and can get reasonable prices
for printing them artistically.
The Tribune is not in any seitse af
ter the administration or any individual
but simply advocating better municipal
government in certain respects , at all
In his last Sunday night's sermon Rev.
Badcon touched up some of McCook's
more flagrant vices most artistically. He
spoke of several hold-ups of which the
police ought to be informed.
Just received a car load of Crete flour
of the following well known and popular
brands : Victor Patent , Coronet Patent
( winter wheat , ) Champion Patent and
Sterling. McCook Commission Co
Remember the meeting of the poultry
breeders in the city hall on Saturday af
ternoon at two o'clock. All that are in
terested in the breeding of pure blood
fowls should attend and join the asso
The inmates of the Maple Grove den
of vice were given the alternative of
leaving the city or standing trial for their
sins , Wednesday. They departed for
other scenes of infamy , Wednesday
night. And there are others.
Remember the Arion-Cooke Combina
tion in the Congregational church , Tues
day evening next , June Sth. The Arion
lady quartette of Chicago is fine , and the
recitations by Mr. Cooke of his own
verses will be enjoyed by all.
The members of the graduating class
of the Culbertson public schools were in
the city , last Saturday , to have their
shadows preserved in group , ere the sub
stance faded. The girls in their pretty ,
summery gowns looked "just too sweet
for anything" .
"The Arion Lady Quartette gave
charming selections from their seemingly
inexhaustible repertoire. Mr. Cooke's
work was very fine. Endowed with the
genius of a poet , he has also a keen in
sight into human nature. This enter
tainment ranks first , so far , in the offer
ings of the platform manager. Interest
did not flag during the two hours , a
silence even between numbers , showing
how completely the audience had been
carried beyond themselves" .
"Boys with hats on the back of their
heads , and long hair hanging down over
their foreheads , and cigarettes and smut
ty stories in their mouths are cheaper
than old worn out horses" , says an ex
change. "Nobody wants them at any i
price. Men will not employ them and
girls will not marry them. They are
not worth their keeping to anybody.and
they will never be able to keep them
selves. If any boy happens to read this
who answers the description let him take
a good thoughtful look at himself and do
then what his conscience says is the best
thing to do" .
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