The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, March 25, 1898, Image 1
- . r- SIXTEENTH YEAR. MeCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 25 , 1898. NUMBER 45 The Honor Not Appreciated. Some of the misguided newspaper brethren out in the 66th district are ob jeclhig to being "tacked onto McCook , ' as they style it , in making an exhibit of the products of Sauthwestern Nebraska at the coming Omaha exposition. It is to be regretted that they are so purblind to the best interests of this section of Nebraska , and that they fail to appreci ate the fact that it is an honor to be as sociated with McCook and Red Willow county in this work. The following from the Hayes County Times is a sample of the silly ' 'kicks" being made. Tun TRIBUNE does not believe that these newspapermen express the sentiments of the farmers and business men of these counties. "Brother Clayburg of the Chase Coun ty Tribune expresses the sentiment of the people of Hayes county in the fol lowing true statement : 'It seems that some of the papers of Red Willow county are making a kick because their county has been consolidated with Hitchcock , Hayes , Chase and Dumly to make a col lective exhibit at the Omaha Exposition. They presume that Red Willow county is big enough to go it alone and infer that it would be detrimental to them to be grouped with the other counties men tioned. As for Chase county we desire to say that she is not in the least desir ous of being tacked onto Red Willow in this matter , as she , with the other coun ties complained of , has ample resources and enterprise to make an exhibit with out the aid or consent of Red Willow , and , in fact , would piefer to do it with out her , for , as in everything else , if we go in with them they will expect the other counties to furnish the exhibit and they claim the honors. The people of Chase county are getting tired of play ing second fiddle to McCook and Red Willow county , and are amply able to take care of themselves in this matter. ' " . . Held to District Court. John Bungers of Valley Grange pre cinct was brought before County Judge /Bishop , last Friday , on complaint of Henry Richardson , charged with grand larceny and .Burglary , involving the al leged stealing of about fifty bushels of wheat. The case was continued until Tuesday of this week , when the prelimi nary trial was had before the county judge , H. W. Keyes , county attorney , ap pearing for the state and A. F. Moore for the defendant. The judge considered the evidence sufficient to warrant bind ing Bungers over to the next term of district court and the bond was placed at$500. ; The sureties are Gottleib Klemp , John Hesterworth and Frank Bungers. A Severe Wind Storm. The cold wave and high wind which prevailed over this section , Monday night and almost all day Tuesday , made one of the worst storms of the winter. The thermometer dropped from the nineties to the neighborhood of zero in a few hours and the wind blew a gale. There was a little snow. The wind was strong and piercingly .cold. It was harden on stock , but fortunately abated some what on Tuesday afternoon , much to the relief of man and beast. An Afflicted Family. Rev. J. A. Badcon has been very ill since the close of last week with an at tack of typhoid-pneumonia , but at the time of going to press we are pleased to i learn that the condition of the reverend gentleman is- less serious. Mrs. Badcon is also in very poor health and a married son in Denver is quite low with typhoid fever. The afflicted family has the sym pathy of manj' irieuds who wish for the earlv and complete recovery of all the indisposed ones. SPRING MILLINERY OPENING. On Friday and Saturday. April ist and 2d. I have secured the services of Miss Leonora Miller of Englehart , Davison & Co.'s , St. Joe , Mo. My opening dis play will be worthy of your inspection. Thanking my customers for their very liberal patronage during the last five years , I am Yours sincerely , MRS. M. E. BARGER. By the Wholesale. Monday of this week , Messrs. Wilcox & Flitcraft vaccinated over 200 calves with a preventive against blackleg , a disease which is quite prevalent in some parts of the state. The virus is provided by the government. Only animals over six months old are vaccinated. Spoiled Its Beauty. Everist , Marsh & Co.'s new delivery * wagon met with disaster on the first day of its appearance. The team was tied to an unstable post , from which they broke i away. The vehicle was somewhat dam aged as to utility and beauty in the en suing runaway. Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMillen's Drug Store. \ MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE. LEON JOHNSON was in Lincoln , Tues day of this week. W. R. STARR attended court up at Hayes Center , this week. S. R. SMITH of Indianola was at val ley headquarters , Monday. MRS. T. B. CAMPBELL is confined to the house with a very sore foot. MARION POWELL of Indianola was a business visitor in the city , Monday. WALTER MULLEN is weighing the mail at this point for the government. JOHN F. BOHNSTEDT left , the first cf the week , for the mines up in Wyom ing. W. S. MORLAN went down to Alma , Tuesday morning , on business of the law. A. BARNETT returned home , Wednes day night , from his trip through Wis consin. H. W. KEYKS , count ) ' attorney , was up from Indianola , Tuesday , on legal business. MRS. WILL KRAUTER is heiu from Il linois , visiting her parents , Mr. and Mrs. J. S. LeHew. JUDGE W. R. BURTON of Hastings transacted legal business in the city , Saturday. W. F. EVERIST went down to Hoi- brook on No. 2 , Monday morning , on a stock deal. REV. L. A. TURNER and Miss Turner were up from Indiauola , Monday , on a short visit. Miss LILLIAN WELBORN and Miss Josephine Happersett , of Indianola , are in the city today. REV. W. J. TURNER , the new Congre gational pastor , will be here in time for the Easter Sunday services. Miss LEONORA MILLER arrived from St. Joe , Mo. , Monday night , and will trim for Mrs. M. 1C. Barger. Miss BIRD MITCHELL arrived from Eau Claire , Wisconsin , this morning , and will visit Mrs. A. P. Bonnot. MR. FURBUSH of Michigan was in the city a few days , this week , on business and to visit his sister , Mrs. A. Barnett. J. A. HAMMOND'S little daughter Onie has been very ill with pneumonia , but is better and hopes are entertained for her recovery now. W. S. AUGUSTINE visited Grand Is land relatives , early part of this , and was caught out in the storm of that day while hunting. MR. AND MRS. J. B. MESERVE were up from Lincoln , Saturday and Sunday , returning to the state capital on No. 6 , Sunday afternoon. F. O. FRITZ , the energetic and success ful organizer for the Star of Jupiter , ar rived in the city , Tuesday night on busi- iness of the order. Miss LoTTA STOVER , who has been absent most of the winter preparing spring and summer millinery , returned to the city , Sunday night. MRS. FRED REXFORD and Alex. Drutn- mend took their departure , Monday af ternoon , on 6 , for Sardis , British Colum bia , where they expect to make their future home. A. W. COREY arrived from San Diego , California , last Friday , and spent the early days of the week here on business , leaving for home , Wednesday. He is doing a prosperous loan business. Prosperous Times. J. J. Latnborn of Indianola was in the city today and had a glowing story to tell of the prosperous times in Red Wil low county. He said that the merchants are doing a better business than they had for years , that the farmers are get ting out of debt and are all looking for ward to valuable improvements during the year. The cattle feeders in that section are all making money , especial ly those who bought youug cattle two years ago , a large number of fat steers going on the market this month. Mr. Lainborn said that so many mortgages are being paid in that section that there is great difficulty in finding places to loan the money again , and that he him self as agent for an eastern loan com pany has been obliged lately to send a consideable amount of money back east that had been paid in during the last six months and could not again be loaned out. Lincoln Cor. Omaha Bee. The fact that Alex. Drummond of South McCook left his wife here upon his departure , Monday afternoon , for Sardis , British Columbia , has- caused some excitement in that part of the city. He drew all his money from the bank and presumably did not leave his wife in the best of circumstances. t - Murder and Suicide. ATWOOD , KANSAS , March 23. Specia to THE TRIBUNE : Atwood was thrown into terrible excitement between noon and one o'clock p. in. , today , by an aw ful tragedy ; a shock such as has never been known in the history of North western Kansas , owing to the promi nence of the parties and the appalling circumstances of the deed. Mrs. Gertie Woodward , daughter ol Mr. Gleason , editor of The Republican- Citizen , while in the office of that paper , was shot four times and killed by Wesley Cochrau , a prominent youug man of At wood and son of ex-Register of Deeds Cochran. He shot her with a revolver once in the temple , twice in the breast , and once in the abdomen. She died at 6 o'clock in the evening. After the shooting Cochran ran to his father's house where he procured a razor , and , going into an adjoining building , took his own life by cutting his throat from ear to ear and was there found dead a few minutes afterward. A pall of sadness hovers over Atwood ; a gloom touches every household ; heart felt sympathy is extended to the be reaved relatives in this their time of great sadness , whose sorrow we appreci ate , but not in s > uch magnitude as the brothers and sis grief-stricken parents , ters. Groups of citizens from all parts of the count ) ' were seen during the afternoon and the appalling theme was on every tongue gloom was depicted on ever ) ' face. Wesley Cochran and Mrs. Woodward were raihed in Rawlins county and spent their childhood days in Atwood , their parents being early settlers. They were both young : he scarcely in manhood's prime and she on the threshold of young womanhood , each being twenty-four years of age. Death is sad at any period of life , but sadder still in younger years before life has reached its prime in vig orous health and promising future. Time will scarcely obliterate the terri ble memory of this most awful tragedy. While Gertie Woodworth was dying , surrounded by loved relatives and sorrowing rowing friends she had known since girl hood days , suffering the most excruciat ing agony , she begged for death to end her suffering. It was a scene never to be forgotten ; stout hearts were touched and eyes unused to tears shed them there. During the afternoon many citi zens went to see the remains of Wesley Cochran , who in death appeared as nat ural as in life , and the pathetic scenes there cannot be described by pen or word. The history of this awful day , the 23d of March , makes a terrible chapter in the chronicles of Atwood. The time for the funerals of the de ceased is not set , as distant relatives have been sent for and are coming. They will be the saddest funerals ever seen in Atwood , and the deep sorrow will touch the hardest heart. F. COURT HOUSE NEWS. COUNTY COURT. The following licenses to wed have been issued since our last report : John S. Kuhns and Sarah E.Johnson , both of Cedar Bluffs , Kansas. They were married by the county judge on Monday , the 2ist. Aaron E. Gamuiill and Sarah M. Young , both of Bartley. Judge Bishop married them on Monday. Edward J. Edgar and Addie J. Hunt , both of Bartley. DISTRICT COURT. Since our last report the following cases have been filed in district court : Nebraska Loan and Trust Company vs. Charles Ebert et al. ; equity. The State of Nebraska vs. John Buu- gers ; grand larceny and burglary. William Coleman vs. Thomas M. Warue , attachment. AttheBaptlstChurch. The protracted meetings in the Bap tist church will close tonight , after con tinuing about three weeks. These meet ings have been largely attended and the best feeling has prevailed throughout. Part of the-time Rev. Sheafor was assist ed in the good work by Rev. S. C. Green who is a very pleasing and convincing preacher of the Word. Rev. Sheafor informs us that the results have been very satisfactory and helpful to the cause in our midst. As we go to press , Rev. Sheafor in forms us that the meetings may be continued. The services at the Christian taberna cle being held by Rev. H. A. Lemon , evangelist , and Prof. C. R. Travis , solo ist , both from Lincoln , are continuing with increasing interest. Their cam paign may lengthen into weeks. Go to hear them. THE TRIBUNE and The Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer for $1.50 a year , strictly in advance. CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS. BAPTIST Bible study at 10. Preach ing at ii. Evening service at 8. The revival services may continue this week. GEO. W. SHEAFOR. 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. HlCKEY , Pastor. EPISCOPAL Sunday-school at 11:00 a. m. Evening service at 8:00 p. m. Even song and instruction on Thursdays at 8:00p.m. : REV. HOWARD STOY , Priest in Charge. METHODIST Services Sunday March 27 , 1898 : Sunday-school at 10 a. m. Preaching at if.m Junior League at 3 p.m. Devotional Service , Epworth League , at 7. Preaching at 8. Rev. G. B. Mayfield of Culbertson will fill the pulpit both morning and evening. JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL Services morning and evening at the usual hours a home missionary rally to be conducted by Rev. and Mrs. Hermon Bross of Lincoln. It is hoped that a generous home mis sionary collection may be lifted and that the services will be largely attended. Junior Endeavor at three. Christian Endeavor at seven. Wednesday even ing prayer-meeting at eight. General invitation to all these services cordially extended. CHRISTIAN The following are the subjects at the Christian tabernacle for the ensuing week : Friday and Saturday lights , How to read the Bible to under stand it. Sunday morning , 11 o'clock , Divinity of Christ ; evening , 7:45 , The way to be happy. Evening services at 7:45 , Monday , Suicide ; Tuesday , Is God eve ? Wednesday , Faith ; Thursday , Why sinners cannot be happy. A good ive sermon and a fine solo at each and every service. Everybody invited. PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS. Lantern Class. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. The public school has received from Chicago a valuable loan collection of lan- teru slides made in Paris by Levy & Son , the famous optical instrument manufac turers. These pictures are recently ta- cen views of Madrid and vicinity , and ire the finest photographs ever shown in McCook. Regular lantern class Fri day evening. Benefitof Cuban Sufferers. Monday and Tuesday , March 28-29 at eight o'clock , in school Assembly room , [ llustrated lecture on Spain and the Spanish. Admission to all 10 cents. Proceeds to be forwarded to Cuban relief imd. The high school cadets have reorgan ized. Week after next will be the spring va cation. The school choir was organized , Thurs day morning. Carrie Benjamin of the Twelfth grade will return to Benkleman , Saturday. Inez Plurab has been over from Danbury - bury visiting the schools and her sister , Vanche. On account of the cold wave , Tuesday , only one session of school was held in the forenoon. Marion Bishop of the Eighth grade was surprised by a company of youthful friends , last evening. Rev. G. W. Sheafor was a school vis itor , Monday morning , and addressed the Assembly briefly. Charlie Beardslee and Ora Hendrick , joth of the Ninth grade , were visitors to the town on classic Coon creek , Sunday. Frank Smith of the Fifth grade acci dentally shot hiirjself in the forearm , Wednesday of this week , with a 22-cali- Dre revolver. L. EGilcrest took a number of rec ords. Thursday afternoon , for use next Monday and Tuesday , at the Cuban Re- ief entertainments. They will embrace solos , choruses , and recitations. Every child in the McCook public schools will donate'a penny to aid in juilding the proposed monument to the memory of the immortal Lafayette. This monument it is proposed to build with the penny offerings of the school children of America , and every child in the great system will doubtless feel proud to be among the number of donors. President McKinley is the leading spirit n advancing and promoting the noble plan of appropriately commemorating ; he deeds of the great Frenchman by the erection of a suitable monument. Lost. Joe is lost , and the Chief of Police and Sheriff have been in search of him. Anyone keeping him will do so at their own expense. Cuban Relief Meeting. Responsive to printed call circulated a number of citizens met in the city hall Wednesday evening , to take some ac lion in devising ways and means to as sist in the general movement in this land to succor the starving Cubans Mayor H. H. Troth presided over the deliberations , which were taken dowi in due form by C. W. Barnes , secretary Two committees were appointed by the chairman , an executive committee consisting of H. H. Troth , chairman , J. S. LeHew , secretary , J. H. Berge , treasurer , Mrs. M. A. Northrup and Mrs. A. W. Utter ; and a committee to solicit from farmers , composed of D.W.Colson , C. A. Leach , A. F. Moore , Mrs. John Ste- vens.Mrs.Max Anton. These committees were in session , last night , and report the following plans through which to raise funds for the suffering Cubans : It is requested that all money dona tions be handed to J. H. Berge , at the court house , and that the donations of grain , etc. , be left with D. W. Colson , at the Bee Hive. Two lantern class entertainments will be given by the public school , Monday and Tuesday evenings next , on Cuba and the Spanish. Admission ten cents. The Brigade band will give a rehearsal in the opera house , some day next week , date to be duly announced. The donations will be distributed by the Red Cross society , through Clara Barton and Consul-General Lee. Meeting of Poultry Association. The association met , Monday after noon pursuant to the call of the secre tary in L O. O. F. hall. Thd treasurer , R. B. Simmons , made his annual report showing the financial transactions of the association for the year as follows : Cash received $71.60 Cash disbursed 29.60 Cash on hand 42.00 The secretary was instructed to correspond spend with F. W. Hitchcock and others and secure a competent judge for the 2d annual exhibition. It was agreed that after April 4 , 1898 , the membership fee be raised to $ i. It was agreed that an adjourned meet ing be held at the I. O. O. F. hall on Monday , April 4th , 1898 , at 3 o'clock p. m , at which the annual election of offi cers and the time for holding the 2d an nual exhibition will be taken up. There being no furthur business the association adjourned. J. S. LEHE\v. Secretary. Death of Richard Johnston. Thursday afternoon , Richard Johnston of Valley Grange precinct suddenly passed to his reward at an advanced age. The deceased has been ailing and quite feeble for some time past. He was one of the earliest and most influential citi zens of that precinct. Two sons and two daughters.all living in that precinct , are among the bereaved ones , Alex. D. , Robert , Miss Nellie and Mrs. A. R.Ham- niell , and they all have the sympathy and consolation of many neighbors and friends. The funeral will take place , Saturday afternoon , soon after dinner , from the Baptist church , with which the deceased recently united. Rev. G. W. Sheafor will conduct the services. Star of Jupiter Program. Below we give the program which will follow the regular session of the Star of Jupiter , Monday evening next : Duet Misses Elbert Recitation Reid McKenna I Solo Alice McKenna Exercise Miss Stroud's School Solo Miss Ellington Wilson Reading Frank Golfer Solo Mrs. C. W. Bronson Recitation Miss Lotta Stover Piccolo Solo Roy Smith Recitation Ethel Barnett Solo Bessie Borneman Solo , i Miss Stella Norval The public is invited. The program will commence about nine o'clock. MILLINERY OPENING. We will welcome you to our Spring opening of millinery , Saturday , April 2 , 1898. There is nothing like our stylish trimmed hats. We make no two hats alike , so you will not tire'of looking at a duplicate of your own. The ripe millinery persimmons to be seen at Stover & Burgess' do not dangle from every bush. Wail for our open ing. _ LOST Heavy log chain 10 feet long , on section 35 , Coleman precinct. Reward will be given to finder. WM. MATT HEUM. Ed Smith died , last evening , at the county poor farm , aged 98 years. Fun eral occurs today. See McMillen's new stock of WALL PAPER. MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS. See McMillen's new stock of WALL PAPER. WANTED Shorthand pupils by L. W. Stayner. Wilcox & Flitcraft have a new deliv ery wagon. Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMillen's Drug Store. , SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB UNE office. Best in the market. THE TRIBUNE and Leslie's Weekly for $3.00 a year , strictly in advance. THE TRIBUNE and The Prairie Farmer for $1.25 a year , strictly in advance. THE TRIBUNE and The Chicago Inter- Ocean forSi.35 a year , strictly in advance. A letter for Mrs. C. F. Kinna was ad vertised at the McCook postoffice , Mar. 20th. Be in the swim. Buy one of those wonderful Vive Cameras from H. P. Sutton. They are exhibiting a scarlet fever card at the home of Chas. Franklin on 3ast Dennison street. The Knights of Pythias have changed the name of their lodge here from Wil- ow Grove to McCook for convenience' sake. The large gilded cross was blown off he top of the steeple of St. Patrick's church by the high wind on Monday light. II. T. Church , S. P. Hart , W. F. Ever- st and others made shipment of cattle nd lie s on Tuesday morning , notwith- tanuing the storm. The Thursday mail from Wilsonville o Tyrone has been discontinued , and in uture Tyrone will receive mail on Tues- ays and Saturdays only. The Ladies' Circle of the G. A. R. will A jive an entertainment and social with a jrograniuie soon after Easter. The date vill be announced next week. Everist , Marsh & Co. bloomed out with a handsome , new , two-horse , enclosed de- ivery , Monday morning , with Ed. Paterson - erson in charge of the stylish rig. J. II. Bennett has been stocking his ranch near Max with cattle lately. John las been improving the place considera bly and has quite a model small stock arm. Colonel Mitchell has sized up the Re publican city ticket and opines that it is a strong ticket but has weak spots in it , and may possibly be defeated. Possibly , colonel , possibly. We hope that Colonel Mitchell will lot forget that circulation matter , as the time is rapidly approaching for the pub- ication of license application notices. rle should post his attorney in time. \l If you prefer to have your clothing made to order , leave your measure with , us. First-class work , good trimmings , and a good fit , as well as lowest prices , guaranteed at THE FAMOUS CLOTHING Co. Despite the cold and windy weather , Monday evening , there was a fair attend ance upon the meeting of the Star of Ju piter. There were three initiations in addition to the usual routine business , and the session was lively and interest ing. A local contemporary describes the cannon which passed through this sta ] tion , last week , for the Pacific coast , as able to shoot a "torpedo five feet long and twelve inches in diameter thirteeen miles. " A truly remarkable cannon , to- be sure , and important if true. The McCook Circle of Ladies of the G. A. R. will meet in Odd Fellows hall the second Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. The members of the circle desire that all mothers , wives , sisiers and daughters of Union soldiers or sailors in McCook or vicinity shall become members of this organization. When Colonel Phillips takes after the brothers-in-law with his well whetted snickersnee , there is only one place of safety for the colonels and that is in the tallest timber obtainable. Jasper has a way of cutting and slashing at times which is simply appalling , and the broth ers-in-law are bright marks for him. Rev. E. B. Boggess and his church have been invited to participate in a council called to convene at Danbury , Neb. , April 7th and Sth , 1898 , for the purpose of recognizing the Congrega tional church lately organized there. Mr.Boggesshas been requested to preach the recognition sermon. Oberlin Times.