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jP SIXTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 18 , 1897. NUMBER 5 | |
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On Friday evening , June 25th , the
Class of ' 97 , McCook High School , will
give what promises to be one of the most
enjoyable entertainments ever given in
Menard's opera house. Realizing the
advantages they have enjoyed for many
[ years in the special features of the school
j work , they wish to express their appreci
ation by presenting to their school the
proceeds of a performance which will be
decidedly entertaining in its self and
which will result in placing the library ,
lantern and music funds in a satisfactory
Francis Hodgspn Burnett's charming
< , . , . . ' drama , "Esmeralda" , which was played
| n\ for over 400 successive nights at Madison
" ' ) Square Theatre , New York , has been
IS selected and will be presented by mem-
It y bers of the grade assisted by Miss Selma
S | Noren and Mr. Valentine.
% & Mr. Sutton's orchestra will furnish the
jn -music and Hogan and Starr are preparing -
/ / ing elaborate .stage settings to eclipse
Jm , any of their previous efTorts.
m The following cast of characters and
I ' synopsis of the play suggest to the
ttL amusement lovers the pleasure in pros-
; pr pect for them. The management of the
affair is entirely in the hands of the
W grade and they wisely decided not to
fc permit personal solicitation for the sale
f > . of tickets but trust to the merit of the
fg entertainment and the well known pub-
\tik \ lie spirit of the citizens to aid in-every
i/r / wa * ue work of the public school.
Is a General admission tickets 25 cents.
jMh Reserved seats are no\v on sale at Mc-
J „ , Connell's at 35 cents.
I | CAST OF CHARACTERS.
I f.JEsmeralda Rogers "A young creature
! fJ * with gentle ways" Kittie Stangland
JjT > Dave Hardy "Our guileless countryman" .
Ig . Ira J. Clark
5 Drew "Who means business"
$ k Earl Ludwick
ml Estabrook "Who has a letter in his
fe pocket" Raymond McCarl
J1a Desmond "An artist and all that sort ot
jfcy thing" Ernest Cordeal
Jp , ' Nora Desmond Maggie Cullen
* g Kate Desmond Laura McManigal
Ijpy "The artist's sisters raised by hand" .
JP& M. De Montesan "Whose title doesn't
Mill * ' even mean that he is respectable" . . . .
jp' William McManigal
IB l Lyddy Ann Rogers "She's high-sperret-
K l ed , mother is" Miss Selma Noren
B Vy Old Man Rogers "He a-standin up agin
JjO v mother" Mr. Valentine
h"T SYNOPSIS OF SCENERY AND INCIDENTS.
Kf x ActL A rocky farm in North Carolina.
HJ Mr. Drew makes an investment , and Mrs.
Hi ! Rogers is done with her old life and every-
Hjf thing that belonged to it , while Dave's little
HE * house stands waiting for a little creature with
Bl soft ways.
JEf Act II. A studio in Paris. Estabrook has
JK > a letter in his pocket which and Dave is
h indeed a rich man.
JHb Act I1L The Rogers house in Paris. Seems
HT \ like Esmeralda has gone back to Ca'liany.
JV * Act IV. The studio again. Seems like we
L coming out more kinder evener.
Pluck and Courage Win.
B. Just what a small amount of money ,
Bt * backed by lots of pluck and de terrain a-
HKi tion , will do is practically shown at the
mM Fairview sod church. After being deE -
E * ; prived of their frame building , those who
Hi * were accustomed to worship God in sim-
H | plicity at that point set about to replace
RF the frame with a sod building. With a
Hi little outside assistance they were enabled
J B to do so , and are now rejoicing in a com-
9L fortable and substantial sod building in
Hr \ the immediate neighborhood of the Fair-
B view cemetery. We congratulate the
Mff brethren and friends , hoping that pros-
J E perity may soon bring them a frame
P § Readjustment of Salaries.
f * L First Assistant Postmaster General
H jM Heath hss just made public the annual
H 9reclassification of postofSces and read-
JpL justment of presidential postmasters'
| Kp salaries , to take effect on July 1st , and
I R are based on the receipts of the various
I • * postoffices for the four quarters ending
I * s March 31st. Among the postoffices af-
fected in this section are : McCook , in-
UJE creased $1,500 to $1,600. Arapahoe ,
flfe $1,000 to $1,100. Red Cloud , $1,400 to
V\ $1,500. In the state there are thirteen
mincreases and nineteen decreases.
I JB r Had a Great Day.
Iff Children's Day was celebrated in the
I V Fitch school house , last Sunday , by the
H P Christian Endeavor society , and the pro-
I W' ' gram rendered was unusually fine , de-
I mk lighting everybody. The house was
I W * crowded. It was a great day for the South
m- Side Endeavorers.
I ml Quality in flour means more than you
I iL ever tn0USnt ° * probably. It is more
H r\ important than anything you buy. Al-
IfS V- ways get the Victor Patent and you lave
HKjthe best. For sale by the
Rf \ McCook Commission Co.
Wt Colored and white shirts at the
K Famous Clothing Co.
V Wall Paper at McConnell's.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
Miss Estella Finch returned to her
home in Arapahoe , Tuesday.
Mrs. R. A. Green has been quite ill ,
but is improving at this writing.
Dr. W. A. DeMay was over from
Danbury , Saturday , on business.
F. M. Kimmell looked in upon the
Bartley trial in Omaha , Tuesday.
Herman Pade made merry with the
the undertakers at Lincoln , Thursday.
Mrs. P. A. WELLS was up from Hast
ings , tlose of last week , on business.
J. H.O'Niel has returned to Chicago ,
but will be back here shortly with the
Miss Mabel Perry and Miss Marie
Gibbons have been visiting Orleans
Mrs. S. L. Moench went down to
Orleans , yesterdayon a short visit to her
J. W. Dolan of Indianola was before
the board of equalization on Thursday
Charles NorThrup expects to leave
soon for Omaha , where he will secure
M. A. Spalding and Earl Gooding
went down to Red Cloud on business yes
Mrs. E. H. Edson returned to Oma
ha , midweek , from a visit to her mother
and brothers here.
Mrs. Barney Lewis is home from
Lincoln , where she has been visiting for
a number of weeks.
V. Franklin was a Lincoln business
visitor Tuesday. Oscar Callihan of Ben-
Mrs. J. B. Ballard has been quite
seriously ill with the measles , but we are
pleased to note , is improving.
John CoRDEALjwill arrive home , to
night , from Chicago , to spend a vaca
tion of two months with the family.
R. O. Phillips was up from Lincoln ,
Wednesday , to help the county commis
sioners locate the site for the court house.
Mrs. L. A. Carnahan was up from
Bartley , Wednesday , on a visit to her
mother and sister , Mrs. and Miss Cook.
J. J. Lamborn spent last Thursday
night in the city on his way to Indianola ,
whither he went on 2 , following morning.
Rev. Hickey and Miss Hickey re
turned , last Friday evening , from a visit
to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McKenna in
Mrs. C. E. Magner and the children
departed , Sunday , for their new home
in Kearney. They carry with them the
best-wishes of many close friends.
Miss Nellie Brown has been visit
ing her brother Will at Republican City ,
this week , and taking in the commence
ment exercises of their public schools.
H. W. Keyes was up from Indianola ,
Thursday , in attendance upon the board
of county commissioners , which has been
in session since Tuesday as a board of
Deacon Morlan is having his pretty
home repainted ; and it's a poem in black
and white on a field of green. Next to
the Deacon's disposition , it's the pretti
est thing in town.
C. E. Matthews and cousin Milo Price
were the guests of Andrew Carson.Mon-
day night. They were en route for New
Mexico , seeking health for Mr. Matthews
who is still crippled with rheumatism.
Major Cole and Dr. Ringland passed
through McCook , Tuesday evening , for
Omaha , where the Major's family is now
located. A number greeted them , and
more would have done so had they
known of their passing.
Dr. . Robert Bussewitz , who ias
been visiting his relatives the Pades for
a week or two past , left on Wednesday
night for Colorado , where he hopes to
locate , being forced to a higher altitude
for his health. He contemplates locat
ing in Denver to practice as a specialist.
Miss Aimee Strasser , one of Mc-
Cook's charming young ladies , who has
been spending the past couple of months
here with her uncle H. Stern and family ,
left , yesterday morning , for Chicago ,
-where she will visit a couple of weeks
with other relatives , when she will be
joined by her mother and sister Grace ,
who are still here , and proceed to New
York City , where Mr. Strasser went some
weeks ago and where the family expect
to make their permanent home. Holbrook -
Pythian Memorial Day.
A tender and beautiful custom is that
of paying tribute to the memory of the
dead at stated intervals ; to at prescribed
periods drop the busy cares of life and
resort to the silent city of the dead and
decorate" the graves of departed ones.
The Knights of Pythias , among the fra
ternal orders , are pioneers in the obser
vance of this 'custom , which has a grow
ing significance , a deepening meaning to
the members of that order , each recur
Last Sunday was Pythian Memorial
Day and the occasion was appropriately
celebrated by the members of Willow
Grove lodge 42. At two o'clock the
members assembled at their castle hall
and headed by the Brigade band in uni
form marched to the Methodist church ,
where divine services were held. The
scripture lesson was read by Rev. G. W.
Sheafor of the Baptist church. Rev. and
Sir Knight J. A. Badcon of the Metho
dist church spoke very feelingly on the
text , "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me
Great" . The choir rendered a number
of choice selections of an appropriate
character with good effect. At the con
clusion of these services the Knights
formed in line and to the music of the
Brigade band marched to Longview cem
etery , where the graves of deceased
Knights James Fisk , J. B. McCabe and
Swan C. Nelson were fairly covered with
a wealth of floral tribute , the same being
attended by the impressive ritualistic
service of the order and dirge music by
the band. The grave of Knight L. W.
Stayner's wife was also decorated.
At the completion of the ceremony at
the graves the Knights returned to their
hall and disbanded.
The church was prettily decorated
with flowers and evergreens , words of
welcome to the Knights in red , white
and gold ornamenting the wall of the
church. . The ladies of the church pre
sented each Knight and member of the
band with a bouquet as they entered the
We Are the People.
In a moderate sort of a way southwest
ern Nebraska is fast becoming the cattle
feeding section of the state. Thousands
of head have been fatted and shipped
this year from Adams county , and there
are thousands left to ship between now
and June 15th. The same is true of
counties south and west of us. Only last
week a train load left McCook and
another from Naponee for eastern mar
kets. The valley with its fine alfalfa
lands is doing its duty in preparing the
animal for uplands where corn is raised.
People who sneer at western Nebraska ,
especially the Republican valley section ,
will find that it will one day be the finest
producing part of the state. We have
no doubt that more cattle have been fat
tened this year in this section than any
other part of the state. Hastings Dem
Are Coming West.
The Burlington line has lots of faith
that Nebraska will push to the front this
summer. This is how a B. & M. official
sizes it up :
" believe that the of
"We wave immigra
tion is beginning and Nebraska was never
in better shape to attract settlers than
now. What is wanted is all interested to
push on the wheel at once. We think
that by exhiniting our products at the
state and county fairs in Illinois we shall
be able to interest thousands of renters
who are anxious to come west , and that
we can prove that Nebraska is the best
agricultural state in the Trans-Mississippi
country. They want to come west where
they can own their own farms and be
independent of domineering landlords ,
and no state offers better inducements
than Nebraska. "
in the Methodist church , Monday and
Tuesday evenings , were hits , and attract
ed fair audiences upon both occasions.
Their entertainments are unique ; the
mysteries of the first evening are cleverly
revealed on their sceondappearance. Al
together these gentlemen put up a very
satisfactory entertainment. They ap
peared here under auspices of the Ep-
An ice cream social at the home of J.
S.Modrell , a few miles north of the city ,
attracted quite a number of the young
people who .hied themselves away to the
country , and report having had a most
enjoyable time. All told about fifty took
advantage of Jonathan's hospitality to
sample an excellent variety of cream
Wall Paper 5 cents a roll at
Belts for men and boys at the
Famous Clothing Co.
Wall Taper at McConnell's.
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.
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 Morning service at 11:00.
Evening service at 8:00. Sunday school
at 10:00 a. m. Evensong on Wednesdays
at 8 p. m. A. F. Morgan ,
R. A. RUSSELL , Assistant.
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.
Baptist Bible school at 10. Preach
ing at 11. Young Peoples' meeting at 7.
Evening service at 8 ; theme , Events im
mediately after the coming of Christ.
Baptismal service to conclude the even
ing worship. A welcome to all.
G. W. Sheafor , Pastor.
Methodist Sunday school at 10.
Preaching at 11 ; subject , The Wife or the
Rocking-chair by the Fireside. Class at
12. Junior League at 2:30. Epworth
League at 7 ; subject , Matthew 2 : 1-12 ;
Miss Bishop , leader. Children's service
at 8 ; The Young Peoples' Republic.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8.
Bible Normal study Thursday evening
at 8. J. A. Badcon , Pastor.
Congregational Morning theme ,
Unity of Spiritual Law. Evening topic ,
A Message of Hope. Sunday School at
10 ; Endeavor society at 7 ; topic , My
Brother's Keeper ; leader , Mr. Frank
Harris. Prayer meeting on Wednesday
evening at 8 ; topic , Union % with Christ.
A cordial invitation is extended to all
Hart L. Preston , Pastor.
TheTcity council was in regular session ,
Monday evening , all present but Coun
Bills were allowed as follows :
Electric Light Co $107.86
C. B. Gray , extra police 25.00
W. C. Bullard & Co. , lumber 13.95
Barnett Lumber Co. , lumber 38.96
F. D. Burgess , mdse 62.90
E. J. Wilcox , supplies 2.20
W. S. Perry , lawn sprinklers 2.00
Mrs. J. E. Kelley was appointed to
succeed Mrs. W. C. LaTourette , re
signed , on the "cemetery committee.
Committee of the whole reported in
favor of lots 6-11 , block 4 , original Mc
Cook , for court house site , and same
were instructed to be offered free for
county purposes to the board of commis
. Owner of lots at 402 Madison street
was requested to repair sidewalk in front
Ordinance 69 , providing revenue for
ensuing fiscal year , was passed and or
The tax levy for 1897 is as follows :
General fund , 8 mills ; Fire department ,
2 mills ; Lights , 4 mills ; Fire protection ,
troughs and sprinkling , 8 mills ; on a
valuation of $226,173.93.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
License to wed was issued to Jeremiah
Bahan and Elizabeth F. Keller , both of
Culbertson. They were married , Wed
nesday , by Rev. J. W. Hickey of St.
The case of the state against George
Rovland was dismissed at cost of the
complaining witness.Fernando Kennedy.
Transcripts have been filed in the fol
lowing appeals from justice court :
W. H. Campbell vs. Arthur Evans et
al. Same vs. C. E. Friend et al. Same
vs. Henry Welch et al. Same vs. C. E.
Friend et al.
Petition in foreclosure has been filed
in the case of H. A. Wyman vs. Samuel
Bahner et al.
The board of county commissioners ,
sitting as a board of equalization , closed
its labors , yesterday afternoon , having
but complaints to meet against the
tax assessment for 1S97. It is claimed
the assessment is unusually equitable ,
Donbtless there are other brands of
flour as good , but the Victor Patent is
always to be relied upon. Sold by the
McCook Commission Co.
Thursday morning , Glen Hnpp and a
screen door had a mix-up in which Glen's
first finger on the right hand was badly
One of the most attractive church eel
ebrationsin the calendar is Children' ]
Day , which was observed here , Sunday
morning , in the Congregational church
and partially by the Methodists in th (
At the Congregational church the reg'
ular morning service was given over t <
the exercises of Children's Day , whicl
consisted of numerous recitations anc
music by the little ones , of an entertain
ing and pleasant sort. It was preemi
nently a children's day and the exercise ;
were the product of the little ones. Th
church choir participated in the opening
service , and Mrs.A. . P. Bonnet sang t
simple solo sweetly. Master Francis
Lavvson distributed bouquets at the dooi
to all. The church was very handsomely
ornamented with flowers in profusion
and evergreens in festoon effects.
The Methodist brethren had also pre
pared for their usual elaborate observ
ance of Children's Day , Sunday evenng : ,
but the approaching storm created so
much unrest and uneasiness that it was
decided to dismiss the congregation and
to hold the services on some other even
ing. The church was attractively deco
rated for the service with flowers , potted
plants and evergreens. The service will
be held on next Sunday evening.
Red Willow Co. F. and G. Ass'n.
A meeting of those interested in the
preservation of the fish and game was
held in office of J. E. Kelley , June 15th ,
1897. Present : W. V. Gage , C. A. Leach ,
I. E. Kelley , L. W. McConnell , H. P.
Sutton , L. J. Spickelmier , F. A. Pennell ,
E. J. Wilcox , A. A. Bates , C. W. Barnes ,
Ray C. Hall , J. H. Stranahan and H. W.
Articles of association were adoptee
and the following officers elected : W. S ,
Morlan , president ; J. E. Kelley and L.J
Spickelmier , vice-presidents ; H.W. Cole
secretary and treasurer.
A reward was authorized for informa
tion sufficient to convict for seining 01
killing fish by dynamite or killing gam <
out of season.
The association will hold monthly
meetings. Steps will be taken to stocl
the lakes under the ditch with gam <
fish from the state hatchery. It is ex
pected that the association will include
every lover of the rod and gun. The as
sociation is open to any citizen of Rec
Willow county. The association mean :
business and will prosecute all violation'
of the fish and game laws.
Next Sunday , June 20th , will be thf
anniversary of the South Side Christiar
Endeavor Society and the ' event will be
appropriately celebrated by the society or
that date in Fitch's grove. Both morning
and afternoon sessions will be held. A
complete and excellent programme wiT
be rendered , audit is proposed to make
the occasion memorably profitable and
pleasant. All persons interested are cor
What 5 Cents Will Buy at the
"Bee Hive" .
3-pint tin cup.
5 papers of pins.
4 dozen clothes-pins.
5 papers hooks and eyes ,
i-pound package of soda.
1 good pair boys' suspenders.
1 box Enameline stove polish ,
i-pound package of gloss starch.
1 pair children's hose supporters.
3 24-inch turkey-red handkerchiefs.
Come in and get our prices. We cai
save you money on anything we carry
A Fine Banquet.
Tuesday evening , Frank Harris re
ceived the Master Mason's degree anc
the occasion was celebrated with a ban
quet given by him and Charles Leach
Over forty Masons enjoyed the spread
which was one of the finest ever made ir
Notice to Directors.
The supplies for the coming year have
been sent out. If you have not receivec
them let me know at once.
L. A. Carnahan , Co. Supt.
One of the most charming examples
of floral beauty that has come to the ed
itor's vision is the night blooming cereus
now in bloom in Mrs. W. S. Morlan's
H. W. Cole came in contact with some
poison oak on the ditch , the other day ,
and neither of his hands is very comfort
able or presentable just now.
See our stock of Fence Posts and Wire
Fencing. We have the best and cheap
est. Barnett Lumber Co.
Reliable black and tan hosiery for men
at the Famous Clothing Co.
Paints and oils at McMillen's.
Wall Paper at McConnell's.
PETITE PERTINENT PARAGRAPHS. 'jl
Wall Paper at McConnell's. ' * 1 |
For hail insurance see C. J. Ryan. II
There is quite a demand for desirable • 11
residences for rent. 11
Some hot weather may now be expect- II
ed to push the corn along. M
You can almost buy the earth for a * M
nickel at the Bee Hive. See ! f I
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Are you right with the editor on your *
subscription ? If not , why not ? I
Staple stationery , best quality at lowest - I
est prices , at The Tribune office. I
Screen doors , the best and cheapest. I
Barnett Lumber Co. I
You might as well subscribe for The I
Tribune and get the news this week. m
New line in boys' knee pants just received - I
ceived at the Famous Clothing Co. fl
Be in the swim. Buy one of those '
wonderful Vive Cameras from H. P. I
Prospects are fine for one of the larg- II
est small grain crops ever harvested in <
Red Willow county. '
The old settlers of McCook are considering - I
sidering the advisability of holding their
annual picnic soon.
Sewing done by the day at the homes. I
Terms reasonable. Satisfaction guaran- A\
teed. L. Grace Townsend. fl
Ex-Supreme Master Workman J. G. H
Tate has been chosen as supreme lecturer H
of the order for the coming year.
Mrs. M. E. Barger has a buyer in view H
and will sell her millinery stock at greatly - H
ly reduced prices until Juty Fourth. H
Stove Wood , Coal , Blacksmith I
Coal and Coal Tar. H
Barnett Lumber Co. H
Grasshoppers are becoming uncom- H
iortably numerous in some places hereabouts - H
bouts , and doubtless some damage is being -
ing occasioned. H
S. M. Cochran S Co. beat 'em all in H
hog fencing. Get their prices and inspect - H
spect their stock. Quality and cost will
both stand the test. H
You can see the finest display of sam- I
pies of secret society cards in America at H
this office , and can get reasonable prices H
for printing them artistically. I
The Ladies Guild of the Episcopal I
church will give a lawn social on the H
church grounds , Thursday evening next ,
June 24th. Ice cream and cake will be H
served. Tickets 10 cents.
Just received a car load of Crete flour 9
of the following well known and popular
brands : Victor Patent , Coronet Patent fl
( winter wheat , ) Champion Patent and
Sterling. McCook Commission Co
The benefit social , Saturday evening ,
in the A. O. U. W. hall , for Calvary cemetery -
etery , was generously patronized. The
money received from both socials will be
quite helpful in the carrying ont of the
plans for improving the cemetery.
We understand that the extreme south
western part of the county , an adjoining
strip over in Hitchcock county , and in
Rawlins county , Kansas , as well , em
bracing a territory about 25 miles long
and 10 miles wide , have been considera
bly damaged by hail.
Colonel Mitchell is so determined to
force his circulation up to a level with
the Danbury Topics that a patient world
may soon expect him to give a dollar to
. each person that will take the pains to
take his dreary newspaper out of the
postoffice. Be patient.
The McCook Surgical Hospital is now
under the charge of Dr. W. V. Gage ; his
late partner , Dr. S. C. Beach , retiring.
It was Dr. Beach's purpose to return to
Chicago , Monday , but he has been pre
vailed upon to remain three months
.longer at least and take charge of the
Brigade band practice in preparation for
the state fair. The doctor is an accom
plished musician , as well as a skillful
physician and surgeon.
"Anyone who has had a public school
education can win a prize if he or she
will only be careful enough. " This is
what The Century Co. , New York , pub
lishers of the Century Magazine , sav
about a competition they have organized ,
and as the largest prize is $500 and the '
smallest $10 we incline to think that a
considerable number 01 public school '
graduates will reveal large bumps of care- ,
fulness. The Century people seem to 1
think that the easiest questions in their *
examination papers are likely to prove
the most insidious , because the competitors - '
itors will try to answer them off hand.
They distribute the questions , without
charge , to applicants who write for them.
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