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| SIXTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , JUNE 25 , 1897. NUMBER 6 11
f Postponed Exercises.
VK The postponed Childrens' -Day cxer-
H cises of the Methodist Sunday school
l\ were held in the church , last Sunday
Hii evening. After some excellent recita-
HgV tions and songs by the little folks , a pa-
K.r - triotic service was conducted by seven
fi' young ladies and gentlemen , the purpose
Hf ! being the adoption of a constitution for
Hjg the Young Peoples' Republic. Miss
Hl Mabel Wilcox presided as the Goddess
H ; l of Liberty and gave a short history of the
Hf founding of the republic and and its ob-
ES ject as an organization. Bert Whittaker
v * < in a short but to-the-point oration pro-
HAf posed as the first principle of their con-
jfj stitution "law" , and insisted that thesu-
Hv | premacy of law shoud be the first star in
& the fair field of blue. This address was
B Y' / followed by an oration by Miss May
lirl Stangland maintaining that "intelli-
. j getice" should be another star to shine
K $ upon the brow of the new republic ,
f \ Short and animated speeches were also
Hi * ' delivered by Bert Beyrer on "patriotism" ,
Hf < Frank. Dobson on "temperance" , Millie
Hj Slaby on "fraternity" , and Edna Gar-
H * rard on "uprightness" . These principles
H j were adopted by the Sunday school and
! * & . / congregation as the constitution , after
f which the Goddess of Lioerty delivered
lib an eulogy on the glorious flag of the new
B7 republic , ending thusly : "Long live the
Bf ) republic ! Right royally may its young
B > If , hosts win their wato splendid moral
* * ) victories" . A vigorous collection fol-
Hjf lowed the entertainment.
Hj Excellent music was furnished by the
I Sunday school , and all in all it was a
I ! i very entertaining exercise.
' f | McCook Athletic Club.
JeJi Those interested in athletic sports met
IHt n l e c ' naHf Saturday night , for the
Kn purpose of reorganizing the McCook
IS Athletic club and arranging for the irn-
life provement of the bicycle track and base
I * wti all grounds. The officers are : George
I Sfr Johnson , president ; A. S. Campbell , vice-
I < § i president ; F. A. Pennell , secretary and
I % treasurer.
I Jfe * It was decided that the annual dues
m Mv9 f ° r members shall be $1.00.
Vp In pursuance of the inspiration gained
Jb\ at * e meetn& tne members are now
II. v removing the weeds from the track , and
Pi , in other ways placing the grounds of the
H JO club in shape. And in other ways ath-
jff * Yi letic sports are being revived.
Bv' Dominie's Double Disaster.
afternoonElder ' loose
i Saturday , Berry's
IP1 horse caused Rev. G. W. Sheafor's horse
M& to forget itself and attempt to engage in
K a frolic while hitched to a buggy. The
Ar buggy was pretty badly damaged.
Hi The second small misfortune overtook
R : the dominie while en route home from
H * preaching in Mt. Zion church , up in
K Coleman precinct , Sunday afternoon.
BF His equine shied , wrenched the buggy ,
K/ broke the buggy-seat and disturbed the
H decorous dominie's equilibrium sadly.
K No bones broken. Damage small. The
E dominie is now driving a white horse
W\ for luck.
K SI Perkins.
H > The "rube" band and the country
T "gawk" created a decided sensation in
R * the parade of 3-esterday , and the result
H [ viewed from a box-office standpoint , was
m a glorious one for a mana erial stand-
QL point. Long before 8 o'clock standing ;
P \ room tickets were being sold. It was
Hb \ estimated that some 500 people were ,
R * turned away. "Si Perkins" as a fun-
Hfe making play fulfils its object , and crowd-
| K ed houses promise to be the rule during
Hi the remainder of the week. Evening
K • . Post , Denver , Oct. 7 , ' 96.
jay - Opera houseTuesday evening , June 29.
I jK Lost a Thumb.
J Pm * ' " " r returne homeWednesday
INK * night , from Council Bluffs , Iowa , minus
I wk his left thumb. While investigating or
I w experimenting with one of his windmills
W on a farm near the Bluffs , he got his
iSp1 hand between the frame and wheel , with
K\ the result that his thumb was neatly am-
J putated close up to the hand. He got on
K the first train for home , and Drs. Kay
t and Gunn rendered such surgical ser-
Jk vices as the injury demanded , Thursday
JB ? morning.
F A Victim of Cancer.
J * Miss Wildy Miller , of Driftwood pre-
"V cinct , sister of Mrs. Eugene Dunham ,
* > passed away last Saturday evening , after
m a long illness with cancer , quick con-
W sumption hurrying her demise. The deceased -
ceased came here from Michigan , about
Mi three years since for her health. She
W was about fifty years of age. Rev. J. E.
JpTirrill held sen-ices at Prospect Park ,
Wm 'y. interment following , Sunday afternoon ,
W' * in Longview cemetery.
m r We defy competition , quantity and
m quality considered ; Binding twine 5 cts.
K * per pound ; Machine oil 30 cts. per gallon
* at Troth's.
H [ Wall Paper at McConnell's.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
Gene Bellamy returned to his home
in Arapahoe , Saturday night on 4.
Miss Ida McCarl left on 4 , Monday
evening , for Rock Island , Illinois , on a
J. H. O'Niel , family and household
goods arrived from Chicago , Monday
C. R. Rinker was in from the road ,
the fore part of the week , visiting the
wife and children.
Miss Sara Lowman arrived home ,
Monday night , and will remain here for
the present with her parents.
Gertie Thompson came down from
Benkelman , close of last week , and is a
happy guest in Dr. Gunn's family.
Mr. and S. R. Pope are here from
Wj'more , the guests of C. E. Pope. They
are bound for Colorado for her health.
Mesdames J. W. Line and Steve
Dwyer went up to Denver , Sunday night ,
on a visit , returning home on Thursday.
Mrs. Sarah Haley and children
went down to Holdrege , Friday evening
last , on a short visit to relatives and
Frank Francis left on 2 , last Friday
morning for Crawford , Nebraska , where
he will spend the summer vacation with
Mrs. Walker arrived from Iowa ,
Sunday night , and is assisting her daugh
ter , Mrs. C. T. Brewer , whose husband
is still very ill.
Dr. J. A. Gunn was summoned to
Benkelman , Tuesday night , by telegram ,
on a professional visit , returning home
on 2 , Wednesday.
L. E. Cann and Bert Beyrer will attend
the Inter-National Epworth League Con
vention in Toronto , Canada , leaving for
that point about July 8th.
Mrs. J. B. MESERVE was the guest of
Mrs F. M. Kimmell part of the week ,
coming upSunday night and returning to
Lincoln on 2 , Wednesday morning.
Miss Hallie Bomgardner , now of
Lincoln , has been chosen as one of the
substitutes for the Lincoln schools , from
which she was graduatedthis June.
Mrs. Susan C. HilEman left on Wed
nesday for Waterstreet , Huntingdon Co. ,
Penn. , to visit a few months at the old
home. The children accompanied her.
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Clyde de
parted on lastFriday evening for Indiana ,
where , it is currently reported he and
Lovell will engage in the saloon business.
H. L. Kennedy left on 4 , Saturday
night , for South Omaha. He has taken
a ten-days' vacation and will visit in
Rockford , Illinois , before returning to
Prof. W. S. Webster , formerly su
perintendent of our schools , now of Salt
Lake City , Utah , has a city principalship
there , with a salary of $115.00 per month .
A. A. Bates drove over to Decatur
county , Kansas , Sunday , after the wife
and daughter , who have been visiting
her parents. They arrived home , Sun
Miss Rache Berry went up to Denver -
ver , last Friday night , to be absent on
business and pleasureaweek or two. On
her return she expects to go to Illinois
for a visit also.
Mrs. A. P. BonneT left on 2 , Wednes
day morning , for Eau Claire , Wisconsin ,
where she will visit her parents for a
month or six weeks. On her return Mr.
Bonnot's father will accompany her and
remain here , as his health is not so good
Miss Bertha Shafer left on 2 Mon
day , for Hailey , Wyoming where she
will spend the summer at home. She
expects to return in time for the fall
term of public school. Emerson Cole
man's children , Mabel and Harvey , ac
Dr. Robert BussewiTz returned ,
Tuesday morning , from his trip to Den
ver where he has decided to locate in the
special practice of medicine. He expects
his wife to arrive from Wisconsin , close
of the week.when they will go to Denver
to live.on account of the doctor's health.
E. E. Lowmanjarted' , Tuesday
evening , for Brownv ! e , Nebraskawhere
he will make his home and have charge
of the business of his father-in-law , Ex-
Governor Robert Furnas. While sin
cerely regretting his removal from Mc
Cook , where he has long been identified
with our business and lodge interests.his
many friends will join tis in wishing him
ample success and contentment in his
A Pleasant Affair.
Miss Elizabeth Thomson of North
Twenty-fifth street pleasantly enter
tained last Monday evening those
members of the Palladin society who re
main in Lincoln for the summer. After
a time spent in university chat on the
lawn the hostess summoned them indoors
to test their knowledge in a mother goose
game. J. E. Pearson received first honors
in this. The party then retired to the
lawn , after securing partners by matching
counties with county seats written on
wooden clothes pins. Ices and cake
were served and enjoyed here , when the
party was again called into the parlors
for''salad" This be
. proved to leaves
of lettuce , in which were inserted slips of
paper bearing questions. The guests
were required to give answers.Many of the
answers were exceedingly bright and
pointed. The dainty little souvenir
booklet decorated on the cover with
hand painted sprays of flowers and the
sentiment "should auld acquaintance be
forgot soon ? " contained- the leaves
enclosed the names of all present. Miss
Thomson leaves shortly with her parents
to make her home in McCook , so that
Palladin friends took their leave after a
most enjoyable evening with much
regret. Lincoln Journal.
A Farewell Reception.
The members of the Christian En
deavor Society gave a most delightful
farewell reception , Tuesday evening , at
the residence of E. H. Doan , in honor
of Charles Northrup , who will leave ,
Sunday , for Omaha to take a position.
About one hundred Endeavorers and
their invited friends were present , and
the occasion was one of pleasantest par
ticulars , only marred by the remem
brance that the object of the festivities
is soon to remove from our midst.
The in out-of-door
evening was spent - -
games , music etc. , and it was late when
the hour came to disband.
Refreshments icescream and cake ,
were served on the lawn , which was il
luminated with Japanese lantern , a small
table richly laid being placed under each
The affair was highly creditable to
the young people.
Its Second Annual.
The South Side Endeavor Society held
its second annual reunion and Children's-
Day exercises in Fitch's grove , last Sun
day. There was a large attendancemany
McCook Endeavorers swelling the num
ber. The exercises occupied the day.
The programme was long and interest
ing , being carried out successfully and
A basket picnic was a feature of the
The affair was just such a generous
success as may always be expected from
the enthusiastic and earnest South Side
The regular monthly meeting of the
Republican Valley District Poultry asso
ciation has been adjourned to Saturday ,
July 10th , at 2 o'clock p. m. , in the city
hall. The meeting will be one of unusual
interest as Mrs. Hattie Byfield of Red
Willow will read a paper before the as
sociation on poultry raising. The pub
lic is cordially invited to be present , es
pecially the ladies who take an interest
in poultry raising. A. S. Campbell ,
J. S. LeHew , Secretary. President.
Remove Your Hats , Please.
It is requested , and The Tribune
hopes the wish will be complied with ,
that the ladies will remove their hats in
the opera house , this evening. Brie fre-
flection will convince all of the reason
ableness of this suggestion. There is no
limit in the matter of tasteful , artistic
With the Measles.
Fireman and Mrs. G. W. Godfrey's
baby of about fourteen months died on
Monday morning with the measles. The
funeral was held on the following morn
ing , burial in Longview. They have
much sympathy in the loss of their little
We defjr competition , quantity and
quality considered ; Binding twine 5 cts.
per pound ; Machine oil 30 cts. per gallon
A. W. Utter commenced cutting and
binding his rye , yesterday. Expects it
will go twenty bushels to the acre. Has
Linen and celluloid collars and cuffs.
Splendid line at the
Famous Clothing Co.
Screen doors , the best and cheapest.
Barnett Lumber Co.
Wall Paper 5 cents a roll at
Wall Paper 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.
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.
Baptist Morning theme , "Heavenly
Citizenship" . Service in the evening at
8 , continuing the study of the coming of
the Lord. A welcome to all.
Geo. W. Sheafor , Prstor.
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.
Congregational Morning and ev
ening services ; morning subject. The
Realm of Peace. Sunday school at 10.
Endeavor society at 7 ; topic , Patience ;
Lulu Norval , leader. Prayer meeting
Wednesday evening at 8. All invited.
Hart L. Preston , Pastor.
Methodist Sunday school at 10.
Preaching at 11 ; subject , Shall we Know
Each Other There ? Class at 12. Junior
League at 2:30. Epworth League at 7 ;
Miss Anna Clark , leader ; subject , Danger
in Delay , Heb. 2 : 1-10. Preaching at 8 ;
subject , The Last Judgment. Prayer
meeting Wednesday evening at 8. Bible
study Thursday evening at S. All invited.
' J. A. Badcon , Pastor.
Pat Walsh went in to Omaha , Tuesday -
day night , on business.
MjRS. L. W. Robinson of Clay Center
is the guest of Mrs. J. W. Hupp.
F. S. Wilcox has gone down to New
Mexico after a shipment of cattle.
PETER Farley Is down from Denver , :
this week , visiting oldtime friends.
REV. J. W. Hickey was a Hastings
visitor , Tuesday.on business of the cloth.
Marion Powell was up from India-
nola , Monday , on business at the court
Mesdames E. O. Robie and Vina
Wood were Lincoln visitors , Monday , on
a shopping trip.
Miss Lizzie Beckstead of Hamburg ,
Iowa , is in the city , guest of her sister ,
Mrs. Vina "Wood.
Miss Metzer is here from Alma , vis
iting her brother George , an employe of
the McCook roller mill.
O. W. DeWald of the Trenton Regis
ter spent a few hours with us , Tuesday
evening , between trains.
William Smith of the Bartley Inter-
Ocean spent a brief while in the city on
business , Wednesday evening.
F. H. STROUT was called down to In-
dianola , Tuesday , by the serious illness
of his father-in-law , Dr. Hobson.
Miss Hattie Hamilton arrived from
Morrison , Illinois , Friday evening , and
is the guest of her sister , Mrs. Samuel
D. W. Colson visited southeast of
of Cambridge , Sunday. He reports corn
looking better here , and wheat better
Mrs. Bishop of McCook , wife of the
well-known traveling manwas the guest
of Mrs. J. C. Benedict of Trenton , part
of the week.
Albert McMillen and wife are look
ing after his farm interests near Trenton
and visiting her parents , Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. E. H. Waters left on Saturday
for Omaha , from which point she will
go to Minneapolis and otherplaces , to be
absent a few weeks visiting.
Miss Elizabeth Thomson came up
from Lincoln , Tuesday night , and is
helping her father , Agent Thomson ,
place the Magner residence in readiness
for occupancy by the family. Miss Thom
son has been a successful teacher in Wy-
more and Tecumseh , and is an applicant
for. a school here. The probabilities are
that she will secure the position of fourth
grade teacher west.
Unencumbered farm or McCook resi
dence property in exchange for merchan
dise. . A. A. Maley.
Wall Paper 4 cents a roll at
Of Interest to Holders of School
Land Lease Contracts.
At recent session of the Legislature , an
Act was passed which does away with the
sale of educational , or school , land on
and after July 9 , the date it becomes a
In an interview with theCountyTreasur
er upon this subject.we learn that he has
been instructed by Hon. J.V. Wolf , Com
missioner of Public Lands and Buildings ,
that , if holders of lease contracts desire
to purchase such land or any part of it ,
complete application to purchase must
be filed with the' County Treasurer not
later than close of the 8th day of July.
By "complete application to purchase , "
it is understood , in the first place , that
only holders of lease contracts are enti
tled to purchase such lands. Party desir
ing to purchase must file his lease con
tract with the Count } ' Treasurer and sign
application for appraisement and sale of
land , and as soon as County Commis
sioners or Supervisors ( the appraisers )
make their return , there should be paid :
. Lease rental to date of application to
At least one-tenth of the principal ,
Interest on the remainder to the end of
the year ,
Give six per cent (6 ( per ct. ) notes for
All must be done within the time men
tioned . , in order lo constitute a legal fil
ing for purchase.
Some have the impression that lease
contracts may be transferred into sale
contracts < at any time , and that the new
law ] effects vacant land only. But this is
hot i the case. Absolutely no school land
may : be sold after the date mentioned
except < for church , schoolhouse , or cem
etery < purposes. Existing sale contracts
are 1 not molested.
It is provided that all appraisements
must : be reviewed b } ' the Board of Edu
cational 1 Lands and Funds , and if found
to 1 be out of proportion to the true value
of ' the land , this Board must appoint new
appraisers and the land may then only be
sold on the basis of this new appraise
ment : Hence the Commissioners should
take care to set the price of lands at the
price for which they would be willing to
sell : , if they owned thelandandCommis- ;
sionerWolfe feels that it is a duty citizens
owe , in protection of the school fund.to
immediately inform him of any errors in
the valuation of such land. If desired ,
such information will be treated as con
fidential and highly appreciated.
Independence Day Rally.
During the late revival it was arranged
to hold a union sun-rise rally of all the
new converts , four months from that date.
The rally will be held at the Congrega
tional churchSunday morning , July 4th
at 5 o'clock. Mr. Ed. Cann will be the
leader. Major Cole will be present if
possible , and it is the desire of all that
the meeting may be as helpful as it is
unique in the method of inaugurating
Independence day. While the rally is
specially for the new converts and they
are all urged to be present , all others
who have enough interest in Christianity
to get out at 5 a.m. are earnestly invited
to be present and take part. All railway
men and others who must be out of town
may leave their message for the meeting
with Mr. C.T. Watson at the telegraph
office. Callers will be appointed and all
who leave their names and addresses with
the officers of the various YoungPeoples'
Societies , or with the pastors , will be
called in time for the rally.
Repeated Saturday Evening.
Esmeralda will be repeated on Satur
day evening. Prices for adults the same
as Friday. School children fifteen cents.
Reserved seats on sale at McConnell's.
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 can
save you money on anything we carry.
We defy competition , quantity and
quality considered ; Binding twine 5 cts.
per pound ; Machine oil 30 cts. per gallon
See our stock of Fence Posts and Wire
Fencing. We have the best and cheap
est. Barnett Lumber Co.
Seasonable hosiery and underwear.
See our line.
Famous Clothing Co.
Staple stationery , best quality at low
est prices , at The Tribune office.
Paints and oils at McMillen's.
Wall Paper at McConnell's.
PETITE PERTINENT PARAGRAPHS. J il
Esmeralda. % II
Esmeralda , tonight. . ] ]
Wall Paper at McConnell's. II
Esmeralda , opera house , tonight. fl
For hail insurance see C. J. Ryan. M
Esmeralda , tonight , Menard's opera | ]
house. • * 1
Are you right with the editor on your 1 )
subscription ? If not , why not ? ffl
The county commissioners will be in ' M
session again , Monday , July 5th. JI
Seasonable neckwear and hats at the '
Famous Clothing Co. ' I
W. D. Otis of Trenton started from I
here , this week , to ride to Iliinois on his -
Be in the swim. Buy one of those ' )
wonderful Vive Cameras from II. P. fl
E. E. Lowman sold his fixtures to C. I
B. Gray and his insurance business to J. H
E. Kelley. I
An original pension has been granted H
Lyman Miller of north Willow Grove ( I
This week , Patrick O'Hare of South H
McCook sold his property and chattels fl
to A. A. Maley for $175. H
Colonel Mitchell will continue his uproarious - H
roarious cavortings on the rear seats until M
somebody sticks a pin into him. fl
Sewing done by the day at the homes. M
Terms reasonable. Satisfaction guaran- M
teed. L. Grace Townsend. M
Stove Wood , Coal , Blacksmith M
Coal and Coal Tar. H
Barnett Lumber Co. M
Cherries are very plentiful.this season. M
C. H. Meeker has gathered over a hundred - |
dred bushels from the trees on his farm H
under tht ditch. |
S. M. Cochran 1 Co. beat 'em all in M
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- H
pies of secret society cards in America at H
this office , and can get reasonable prices H
for printing them artistically. H
Clothing made to order is a specialty H
at our store. See our samples and H
price. A good fit and make is always H
guaranteed. Famous Clothing Co. H
J. J. Garrard has been selected as a H
member of the board of directors of the H
McCook Cooperative Building and Sav- H
association vice E. E. Lowman resigned. H
The Episcopal brethren held one of H
their enjoyable socials in the chapel , H
last evening. Refreshments were served H
at a nominal price and a pleasant time H
was had in the bargain. H
In addition to his numerous other lines H
of activity , Dr. S. C. Beach is doing H
some quite clever special work on the H
Republican. There is nothing circumscribed - H
scribed about the doctor. |
Linen crash suits are a seasonable H
novelty. In the medinm and best grades H
and properly made , they will not shrink. H
See our samples of cloths. H
Famous Clothing Co. M
C. B. Gray has been appointed city |
clerk vice E. E. Lowman , resigned and |
removed from the city. Confirmation H
will doubtless follow at the next session H
of the council. H
What sort of information makes a man H
"well-informed" ? According to The H
Century it is the "general knowledge H
which gives interest to the conversation H
of a man of the world or woman of the H
world. " The Century competition is apparently - H
parently an opportunity for people to find H
out how much of this sort of knowledge |
they have , or how much they can acquire H
in a certain time. The idea is original H
enough , and a first prize of$500 , ought to J
develop a good deal of activity among the H
quick-witted brothers and sisters. The M
Century Co. offer to send printed questions - M
tions , without charge , to applicants. H
The opera house was crowded last night M
to witness the performance given by the M
Si Perkins company. The performance M
proper was preceded by a descriptive M
piece of music by the orchestra , entitled fl
"A Trip to Coney Island" . The rendition - B
tion of the piece was the best given by fl
any orchestra that has visited this city M
lately. In fact the Si Perkins company M
is as good a company as ever played in M
our house. Si Perkins is a whole show H
within himself. One thing must be said M
for Si Perkins company.and that is , that H
the company furnishes better music , both M
on the street and in the house , than the iJH
companies that are wont to stop in inland H
cities. NewtonKan.Republican ( ) , Oct. | J
23. lS93- H
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