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SIXTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK ; RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , F.RIDAY EVENING , APRIL 1 , 1898. NUMBER
The New Court House Begun.
The work of excavating for the new
court house was commenced , last Satur
day , and the work of ercctiiig the same
will be carried on us soon as the brick
can be burned and gotten on the ground.
The plans and specifications call for an
ornute and convenient building of suffi
cient size to accommodate the business
of Red Willow county for many years to
come. When completed we can all look
upon it with pride and satisfaction for it
will be a credit to McCook and to the
county as well. The locution for the
structure is sitely and still within the
limits of fair convenience to business , a
fact that business peqple will appreciate.
Its position on the hill will make it visi
ble all over the city , and it will stand
out in all its boldness and beauty before
the summer is well advanced. Here's
good luck to the new court house.
Mr. and Mrs. Nickolas Ploussard. of
Valley Grange precinct , were sadly
shocked , Friday afternoon last , by a tel
egram'announcing the death of their
daughter Marie , aged 21 years , who had
been working in that city for somb time.
The remains were shipped here , Sunday
morning , for burial. Funeral services
were conducted in St. Patrick's church ,
in the afternoon at three o'clock , by Rev.
J. W. Hickey , interment following in
Calvary cemetery. The parents have
very meagre information as to the cause
of death or the circumstances attending
the sickness , which was brief , as gath
ered from a letter recently received. A
Miss Hesterworth , of- our county , was
with her at dtath. The bereaved ones
have deep and genuine sympathy in this
death of a favorite and beloved daugh
ter , who was a great and willing help to
THE TRIBUNE received some- misin
formation , last week , in regard to the
circumstances of the departure of Alex.
Drummbnd for British Columbia. lie
did not draw all his money from the
bauk , as stated , but on the contrary an
application for the appointment of a
guardian was filed by his son , Joseph A. ,
which will be heard April 4th' , and in the
meanwhile a restraining order was issued -
. sued by the county court to prevent t.he
disposition of the property by. those in
whose haTfds it is. Mr. Druuimond only
secured sufficient money , meanwhile , to
take > him to his destination. As to Mrs.
D'-umniond , she is in.very good circum
stances notwithstanding her husband's
departure to that farpff section.
The Shakespeare Club Entertains.
Tuesday evening at the commodious
home o ( Register and Mrs. A. S. Camp
bell , the ladies of the Shakespeare club
entertained their husbands and a few
. friends in a most enjoyable manner.
Refreshments of a most appetizing sort
were served early in the evening in a
very dainty and attractive fashion , after
-which the evening was ple'asautly and
entertainingly passed in reading and re
citing selections from Shakespeare aud
- other authors. Such occasions , especi
ally the literary feature of the same ,
should be more numerous.
An Unfortunate Woman.
On last Friday , Mrs. Ed. Stilgebouer
of the Beaver was brought before the in
sanity board , consisting of Clerk of the
Court Boatman , Dr. W. V. Gage , and S.
R. Smith , and adjudged insane. On ac
count of the violent condition of the un
fortunate woman she was taken to Lin
coln by Sheriff Neel the same day on
Xo. 4 , her husband accompanying her.
The unfortunate woman's sad mental
condition followed recent maternity , and
it is hoped that proper treatment will in
due time restore her to health and her
* The New Postmaster in Charge.
F. M. Kiinmell assumed charge of the
postoffice , this morning.Mr. Meeker , who
has made a most obliging and efficient
servant of the people , retiring. The office
has been conducted very systematically
* ' during Mr. Meeker's incumbency , and )
I the new postmaster falls heir to an or
derly and well regulated office. He re
tains Miss Minnie Fade as chief clerk , a
fact that will give quite general satisfac
Cuban Relief Social.
The Christian Endeavor society will
hold a social in the Congregational
church , on next Tuesday evening , April
3.- 5th , for the benefit of the Cubans. There
Avill be a good mixed program and re
freshments , all for ten cents. You should
go and enjoy it.
Great Clearing Sale.
Great clearing sale of dry goods at
Menard's for the next 30 days , begin
ning April ist , to make room for summer
goods , tf JOSEPH MENARD.
MOVeiENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
AMI TEEL was a city business visitor
on Wednesday" "
II. P. .SuTTON was in Denver and at
Brush , Monday.
- MKS. W. D. BURN'ETT was a ? Hastings
visitor , Monday.
W. S. MORGAN was in Lincoln , Mon
day , on business.
MKS. SMITH GORDON has been quite
ill for a week past.
FRANK HARRIS made a flying visit to
Lincoln 011 No. 6 , last Friday.
Miss OLIVE RlTTENHOUSE is now em
ployed in J. E Kelley's office.
I. M. BBARDSLEE has moved into the
Noble building on Madison street.
W. J. McGiLLiN , the well known cat
tleman , was in the city , yesterday.
MRS. A. ADAMS of Ilavelock'is ' visit
ing in the city , the guest of Mrs. M. R.
M. A. SPALDING and family departed
for their home near Riverton , last Sat
, J. B. BALLAKD'S children , Love and
June , have both been sick with an attack
MRS. S. L : MOENCII returned home ,
Wednesday night , from her visit in east
HENRY POWELL was up from Indian
ola , Wednesday , on business with the
MRS. S. E. McCARL and family moved
into their new home , the Troxel dwell
ing , first of the week.
Miss ANNA GIBBONS took her depart
ure , Monday morning , for Humphrey ,
Nebraska , on a visit to friends.
E. S. SNIVELY has been up from Lin
coln working to secure the location of a
milk-skimming establishment here.
DR. W. V. GAGE was summoned up to
Stratton'Sunday night , to attend Clara
Johnson , a sufferer with facial erysip
elas , y
J. W. HUPP went over to Lebanon ,
Tuesday morning , by rail , on business
connected with his banking interests at
MR. AND MRS. A. McMlLLEN were
were both called up to Trenton , last
week , by the serious illness of her moth
er , Mrs. A. McConnell.
- A. A. WELLEK and daughter were up
from S3Tracuse , Nebraska , close of last
week , the former being here to look after
his large business interests.
L. W. SHUMAN of Aurora , well known
to Nebraska Knights of Pythias , was in
the city between trains , Sunday. He is
now in the business of shipping poultry.
C. M. REYNOLDS of the Palisade Press
was doing business in the cit3r , Monday ,
and in the evening was au interested
spectator at the lantern class exhibition
for the benefit of the Cubans.
DR. W. V. GAGE went up to Culbert-
son , close of last week , and operated on
William Kellar of that place for append
icitis. The case was a complicated one ,
but the operation was successful , and at
this writing the patient is doing nicely.
MRS. D. L. MCBRIDE has been down
from Frontier county since the first of
last week , the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
John Whittaker. Miss Bessie accompa
nied her , and not being in very good
health , is receiving medical treatment
MR. AND MRS. LINOS OYSTER arrived
in the city , first of the week , and have
been visiting Mrs. Margaret Oyster and
family. They are on a wedding trip from
Dallas , Texas , where they were recently
married , and are en route home to Lama ,
TOM. O'ROURKE and family arrived
from Wyoming , Sunday , and on Monday
afternoon , moved out onto tee farm be
tween here and Culbertson , in Perry pre
cinct. He has been running an engine
on the Union Pacific out of Green River
and other points , since leaving here.
Here's success to them.
Brigade Band Rehearsal.
The rehearsal by the Nebraska Brigade
band for the Cubau relief fund in the
opera house , tonight , should be attend
ed by a large audience. The object of
the rehearsal is one that appeals to all
liberty-loving ahd philanthropic citizens.
This alone should guarantee a full house.
But the fact that a program of such ex
cellence as the Brigade band always fur
nishes is to be expected should make
assurance doubly sure. There will not
be any reserved seats , and the general
admission will be 50 cents. Remember ,
tonight in the opera house.
See McMillan's new stock of WALL
A Skimming Station.
General Manager W. W. Ma'rple of
Lincoln was in the city , Wednesday ,
talking up the mutter of the establish
ment of a skimming station at this place.
He gave in some detail the plan of the
company he represents , and it is fair testate
state that he created a good impression
among those to whom he spoke. The
proposition of the company seems to be
business-like 'and ' mutually profitable.
On Tuesday afternoon of next week a
public meeting will be held in the city
hall , for the purpose of seeing what can
be done in the way of securing subscrip
tions of stock for the establishment of
one of the company's skimming stations
here. The meeting will be addressed by
Mr. Marple , and the details of the , com
pany's plans will be carefully explained
by him. It is desired that all interested
in this important matter be present.
THE TRIBUNE has cause to believe
that the company has a fair business
prdposition to present the farmers of this
section , and hopes there will be a large
attendance of farmers of this part of the
county. These skimming station * are
being established at various towns out in
the alfalfa district of the state especially ,
and McCook should not be behind in the
enterprise if it is shown to be business
like and there is a fair show for a profitable - -
ble outcome. The dairying interests of
Southwestern Nebraska have been neg
lected , but it is not yet too late to work
up what 11133' be made one of the most
important interests of this part of the
state. . .
The City Council.
The municipal masters were in regular
session , Monday evening. Mayor Troth ,
Couircilmen Garrard , Osburn , 'and Me
Connell , Clerk Gray , and Attorney Le-
Hew being present. "
The following bills were allowed :
George Walker $ 9 45
Frank P. Allen : 6 25
C. H. Meeker 6 oo
G. S. Bishop , claim $4.15 - . . . 3 65
McCook Loan & Trust Co . 105 oo
Ed. Jordan 60 oo
C. G. Goglizer 50 oo
Objections were filed by J. -LeHew
to paying C. H. Meeker's bill , on the
ground that no funds were available.
Objection was not sustained.
A resolution was passed appointing C.
H. Meeker superintendent of the erec
tion and construction of the building
known as the county court house , com
pensation to be $2 oo per day.
An ordinance ( No. 72) ) was passed un
der suspension of the rules , regulating
the sale of liquors. The new ordinance
resembles the old in every particular
save that the amount of the license is
changed from $700 to $900. ( The other
$100 will go into the occupation fund.
This will give the school fund $600 more
than last year. )
Ordinances Nos. 73 and 74 were read
the first time , after which the council
adjourned to meet on next Monday eve
ning. _ _ _ _ _
The Dorcas Entertains.
The members of the Dorcas society of
the Congregational church gave a delight
ful reception , last evening , in honor of
Conductor and Mrs. S. L. Moench , who
are shortly to leave for Illinois to make
their future home there. The commodious -
dious home of Mrs. Margaret Oyster was
the scene of the happy affair , and it was
very attractively prepared for the occa
There was a program of entertainment
and the refreshments served were mar
vels of the culinary art.
Death of J.W.Thompson.
J. W. Thompson , of Missouri Ridge
precinct , passed from earth on Sunday
last. The funeral services were held on
Tuesday , and burial followed in the cem
etery at Hamburg. The deceased was a
member of the Workmen , and was bur
ied by the Danbury lodge of that order.
The Williams-Wmgate Case.
Secretary Bliss ou March 30th affirmed
the land office decision in the contest
case of Charlie Williams against James
E. Wingate , from the local office. Win-
gate is allowed sixty days in which to
make entry for the land.
The March Record.
Farm mortgages filed , $3,669.50 ; re
leased , $22,679. Town mortgages filed ,
$3.I97-32 ; released , $4,265.45. Chattel
mortgages filed , $20,362.50 ; released ,
Twenty-five pictures for 25 cents , at
the old postoffice building , one door
south of the TRIBUNE office.
MR. ED. RODSTROM.
W. S. Morlan , who has been preparing
the ground for his 4O-acre orchard , will
begin planting the trees Monday.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock ain. .
High mass and sermon at 10:30 : , a. m. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. JJSV. > . HICKEV , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Sunday-school at nooa. :
m. Evening service at 8:00 : p. m. Even
song and instruction on Thursdays at
8:00 : p.m. REV. HOWARD STOY ,
Priest in Charge.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ten.
Preaching at eleven by the pastor. Jun
ior League at three. Epworth League
at seven. See program for evening ser
vice. Prayer and Bible study , Wednes
day evening at eight. Everyone wel
come. J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
BAPTIST CiiURCH-rBible school at 10
a.m. Preaching at II. Evening service
at 8. Ordinance of baptism adminis
tered at close of evening service.
A cordial welcome to all.
A full attendance of the memb'ers of
the Bible school is desired Sunday
morning at the session of the school , as
matters of importance will be brought
up for decision.
GEO. W. SllEAi-'OR.
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS.
Rev. Howard 8103- was a school vis
itor , Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Linus O3'Ster and Miss
Ethel were visitors to the school , Thurs
The lantern class exhibitions held ev-
er3' night this week to date were attend
ed by overflowing crowds , on some even
ings the attendance far exceeding the
capacit3r of the assembly room. The
receipts were large , and will be sent to
the aid of the Cubau sufferers.
A Sad and Sudden Death.
Mrs. FE. . Kidder died on last Satur
day afternoon , after a brief illness. She
had been complaining of a headache for
a week or so , but the ailment was not
considered serious. On Friday evening ,
Dr. Gage was called in and prescribed
for the headache , leaving word to sum
mon him if anything unusual developed.
Not long after his departure she passed
into an unconscious state , from which
she never rallied. Mr. Kidder was out
on the road , and there was no one in the
house but a young girl , who was too
frightened to leave her mother in that
condition , and nothing was done for the
sick woman until the following morning
when the doctor was making his morn
ing calls. The patient was partially par
alyzed and still unconscious. He at
once decided to operate and did so for
abscess on- the brain. The abscess was
located and relieved , but the tin fortunate
woman never rallied , and died within
two hours of the performance of the op
eration , the high temperature and long-
continued unconsciousness and depres
sion being too much for her constitution
Brief services were held here Monday-
and the remains were taken to Oxford
for burial , on Tuesdamorning. . Mr.
Kidder and family have the sincerest
sympathy of this community in the sad
and unlocked for death of the wife and
The Dairy Interest.
One of the most profitable and certain
interests of the farm is the dair3' interest ,
and as Southwestern Nebraska is especi
ally suited to that interest , it should be
given more attention than it now re
ceives. During the past years of failure
the cow and the chickens were the main
stay of many a farmer ; and of the cow
this was especially true , as the writer has
been told time and again. Wisely and
intelligently directed , the dairy can al-
wa3s be relied upon to produce a good
profit upon the money and time expend
ed ; and the returns are certain. With
this fact in mind , THE TRIBUNE wants
to urge upon the farmers of this , section
to attend the meeting in the city hall on
next Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock ,
when the matter of the establishment of
a skimming station will be presented for
the consideration of the farmers here
A Card of Thanks.
To the neighbors and kind friends I
wish to express my heartfelt gratitude
for the assistance so willingly rendered
during the brief illness and after the
death of my wife.
F. E. KIDDER.
Wanted-Cattle to Pasture.
I want 125 head of cattle to pasture on
the Stewart ranch , at 25 cents a month.
Plenty of water two new large cisterns.
J. A. RESH , Manager.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint atMcMillen's
Death of Mrs. C. W. Paine.
A-personal letter from S. II. Colvin of
Los Angeles , California , gives the fol
lowing sad news of the death in that
city of Mrs. C. W. Paine , Thursday ,
March 24th , 1898 , at 4 o'clock a. m. , of
peritonitis , at the age of 37 years , 10
months and 18 days" :
Suffering greatly during her sickness ,
yet bearing it all without one murmur.
And in her death has the world lost one
of its noblest hearted women , 1)3 * whom
it has been made better for her living
therein. She was a kind and loving
wife and mother. To know her was to
love her. Prompted by a Christian heart
her pleasure was'in making home cheer
ful and happy for her family and friends ,
and thus has her life been spent.
She leaves her parents , a faithful hus
band , four children and a host of friends
to mourn her death. And although she
has been separated from her loved ones
while upon earth , yet will she live in her
four little ones who , will forever carr3 *
with them man } ' of those noble traits of
character found in their departed moth
Oh , that we might all leave this world
with the comforting satisfaction that
our good deeds shall forever live , and
that we are prepared to meet our God
in the Judgment daj' . May we so live
that we may be amen that number
to which God has given such precious
promises ( ist Thess , iv , 16-17.
IN MEMORY OK JENNIE K. I'AINE.
Res > t for the toiling hand ,
Rest for the anxious brow ,
.Rest for the weary , way-worn feet.
Rest from all labor now.
Soon shall the trump of God
Give out the welcome sound
That shakes the silent chamber walls ,
And breaks the turf-sealed ground.
Ye dwellers in the dust
Awake ! Come fortli and sing ;
Sharp has your frost of winter been.
But bright has been your spring.
'Twas sown in weakness here , -
'Twill then he raised in power ;
That which was sown an earthly seed
Shall rise a heavenly flower.
Very Large Attendance.
The attendance at the session of the
Star of Jupiter , Monday evening , was the
largest for a long while , the capacity of
the hall being fully utilized. There was
one initiation and eight applications for
membership. After the regular business
of the evening had been disposed of , the
following programme was rendered in a
satisfactory manner : .
Vocal solo Miss Stella Norval J
Recitation Miss Ethel Barnett |
Vocal solo Alice McKenna
Reading Frank Colfer '
Vocal solo Mrs. C. W. Bronson
Declamation Reid McKenna !
Piccolo solo Roy Smith
Vocal duet Misses Elbert
The session reminded all of the good
old times of the order , when such audi
ences and programmes were the regular
Home Missions Day.
Last Sunday was Home Missions Day
at the Congregational church , and the
occurrences of the day are remembered
with pleasure by the members and friends
of the church. Rev. Herman Bross ,
Secretary of the Home Missionary Soci
ety of the state , was present and spoke
on home missions on both morning and
evening. In the evening , Mrs. Bross ,
secretary of the Ladies' Union , an auxil
iary society , also spoke. Both of the
services were interesting and instructive
and enthusing. The Collections from all
departments of the church amounted to
$55 , which sum was given for the use of
the noble society. This sum entitles the
church to life representation in the so-
ciet3 * , and Rev. W. J. Turner , the new
pastor ; was duly elected that representa
The Tabernacle Meetings.
The crowds are growing at the Christ
ian Tabernacle , notwithstanding the disagreeableness -
agreeableness of the weather. From
200 to 250 people have been attending ,
and still there is room for more.
A good , wide-awake Bible sermon is
preached ever3 * evening at 8 o'clock.
Professor Travis will sing a good solo
or two each night , and some male quar
tet music will be rendered occasionally.
All cordially invited.
Remember , this is a PEOPLE'S meet
ing. It is not for any sect or class.
COME ! COM.
A Large Sale of Stock.
L. R. Hileman returned home. Tues
day morning , from Denver , where he on
Monda\ * engineered the sale of 750 head
of cattle. Of this number W. F. Everist
of our city bought nine car-loads and ten
cars were shipped to Alma. He expects
to dispose of 1,100 head in that city , next
THE TRIBUNE and The Cincinnati
Weekly Enquirer for $1.50 a year , strictly
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
See McMillen's new stock of WALL
WANTED Shorthand pupils by L. W.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint atMcMillen's
Weary Williams have been utuismily
frequent , this week.
A letter was advertised for Michael
Rider , March 27111 , 1898.
L. R. lineman sold 750 head of cat
tle in Denver , close of last week.
SCALE BOOKS For sale nt THE TRIB
UNE office. Best in the market.
THE TRIIJUNE and Leslie's Weekly for
$3 oo a year , strictly in advance.
A - " - _ _ . . - . -
The question now is , Shall McCook
have a skimming station or not ?
THE TRIBUNE and The Chicago Inter-
Ocean forr.35 a year , strictly in advance.
Be in the swim. . Hay one of those
wonderful Vive Cameras from II. P.
THE TRIBUNE moves that all the jin
goes be drafted into the service "to lick"
Spain a few.
The Cuban relief idea "has taken deep
root here , and all are anxious 10 have a
hand in their succor.
Water works office moved to second
floor of the court house building. Pay
water tax before April 15111. 1-31
That this is the season for Easter eggs
is recalled to mind by thatmonsterspeci-
men in McComicll's window.
The usual number of All-Fools'-Day
coius , pocket-books , and packages were
in evidence on the sidewalks this morn-
We violate no confidence when we
state that the city election will take
place on next Tuesday , April 5th. Wait
The Red Cloud Chief announces that
P. A. Wells is putting an addition onto
his residence there and wiH shortly lo
cate there in the practice of law. '
Epworth League will give a sociable ,
Thursday evening , April 7th , in the
Methodist church. Program consisting
of recitations , tableaux , and music. Re
freshments , ice-cream and cake. Admis
sion 10 cents. Everyone invited.
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 ,
THE FAMOUS CLOTHING Co.
The writer saw one farmer from south
east of the city plunk down three dollars
for the Cuban relief , the other day , and
the fact rennnded him that this people
are generous ever , and responsive to the
call for assistance no matter from \vhat V
source comes the request.
The members of .the Eastern Star and
of the Home Forum will jointly enter
tain Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Moench , this
evening , in the Masonic hall. It will be
one of the most attractive occasions of
the kind held in the city in many a day ,
extensive arrangements being made to
The Lowmans held their millinery op
ening on Friday and Saturday last , with
the usual large attendance and inspection
and purchase of the attractive and sea
sonable and fashionable goods displayed
by them in their line. Their display
was large and rich , quite up to the high
standard-in which they delight.
Miss Lillian Bell , who is visiting Eu
rope for the first time , recording her im
pressions and observations in The La
dies' Home Journal , writes from Berlin
to the April number of that magazine ,
that "it would be impossible for the-
American girl to be more exquisitely
misunderstood than she is by the French
and Germans. ' " To be "exquisitely"
misunderstood , one can readily believe ,
is a rare experience.
C. W. B. M. Meeting.
Everybody cordially invited to attend
the regular monthly meeting of the local
Auxiliary of the Christian Women's
Board of Missions , at McCook , on Sun
day afternoon , April 3d , at 3 o'clock , in
the Tabernacle. Topic : "The Relation
of the C. W. B. M. to other Organiza
tions of Women. " There will be profit
able papers and other good things , one
of which will be Prof. Travis in one of
his beautiful songs. Can we not unite in
our Missionary meetings , as is the case
in some cities ? Come and talk about it.
All are invited.
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