The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, June 18, 1897, Image 1
* 18 Ik * > % Wf ' f | jP SIXTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 18 , 1897. NUMBER 5 | | I ! l Esmeralda. 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 condition. 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 A * 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- Kj 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 K 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 family. Miss Mabel Perry and Miss Marie Gibbons have been visiting Orleans friends. Mrs. S. L. Moench went down to Orleans , yesterdayon a short visit to her parents. J. W. Dolan of Indianola was before the board of equalization on Thursday 1 afternoon. Charles NorThrup expects to leave soon for Omaha , where he will secure employment. M. A. Spalding and Earl Gooding went down to Red Cloud on business yes terday morning. 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- kelman accompanied. 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 Denver. 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 equalization. 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. I 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 - brook Progress. 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 ring June. 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 church. 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 ocrat. 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. " Satisfactory Entertainment. TheRansom-Robertson entertainments 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- worth League. 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 and cakes. Wall Paper 5 cents a roll at McMlLLEN'S. 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 , General Missionary. 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 these services. Hart L. Preston , Pastor. Municipal Matters. TheTcity council was in regular session , Monday evening , all present but Coun cilman McKay. 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 sioners. . Owner of lots at 402 Madison street was requested to repair sidewalk in front of property. Ordinance 69 , providing revenue for ensuing fiscal year , was passed and or dered published. 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. COUNTY COURT. 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. Patrick's church. The case of the state against George Rovland was dismissed at cost of the complaining witness.Fernando Kennedy. DISTRICT COURT. 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. Few Complaints. 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 , this year. 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 mashed. Children's Day. 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 ( evening. 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. Cole. 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. Their Anniversary. 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 dially invited. 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 the city. 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 conservatory. 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. = II 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 = = = = = 1 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 Sutton. 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.