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SIXTEENTH YEAR. MeCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , APRIL ,8 1898. NUMBER 47
4 At high noon on Thursday , April 7 ,
1898. in the presence of a large number
of invited guests , a-very pleasant wed-
< ling ceremony took place t the home
of Mr. and Mrs. James Woodworth , four
tiiiles east of McCook , when their daugh
ter Sarah and George W. Baker were
joined in holy bonds of matrimony , II.
H. Berry officiating. This marriage
unites two of Red Willow county's most
highly esteemed famlies.
The young couple received many use
ful and valuable presents of which the
following1 is a list :
Oak dresser , table cloth and napkins ,
father and mother of bride ; table cloth
and napkins , father and motherofgroom ;
&et silver teaspoons , Boylston and Glenn
Woodworlh ; berry spoon , Elizabeth
Woodworth , Burlington , Kas.six ; knives ,
six forks , six teaspoons , six tablespoons ,
grandparents of bride , Sterling , Illinois ;
set silver teaspoons , Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Whitney , Woodhull , 111 ; cut glass jelly
dish , ' Ellen Baker ; glass fruit di.sh , Millie
.Baker ; berry dish , Mrs. II H. Berry ;
rocking chair , Harvey Woodworth ; one
dozen napkins , pair towels , John Sensin-
laffer ; cut glass sugar bowl and towel ,
Mr. and Mrs. Omer Woodworth , College
Springs , Iowa ; silver butter knife , Win.
Woodworth , College Springs , Iowa ; glass
berr } ' dish and picture , Mr. and Mr ? .
John Penny ; glass cracker dish and
cheese plate , Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker ;
china bread plate , Grant linker ; linen
tablecloth , Chas. Baker ; table cloth and
napkins , Laura Woodworth ; bed spread ,
Ed. and the Muses Johnson ; dresser
scarf and towels , Julia Baker ; pair tow
els , Mr. and Ms. EH Crockford ; half-
dozen napkins , James Locker ; pair win
dow curtains , two pairs towels , one pic
ture , Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Utter.
Leaks Some Sawdust.
Colonel Mitchell grows more wooden
headed with the expansion of his sample
copy circulation. In writing up the re
moval of the postoffice , this week , he
lets out some more sawdust , when he
asserts that the new location inconveni
ences a majority of the pations of the of
fice. On the contrary the new location is
iu every way more desirable and conven
ient for most of the patrons of the office
than the old location. And had the order
\ to relocate come before the Colonel sought
"MORE COMMODIOUS QUARTERS" down
the hill , the change might not have dis
turbed him so painfully. The Colonel
is getting to be a delightfully amusing
contortionist , but should never be taken
seriously. It would be a sin. The
Colonel should confine himself to circu
lation fabrications and fancies.
Tuesday , at Oxford , B. L. McCarl was
painfully hurt by being jarred off of a
freight car. No bones were broken in
the fall to the giound , it is stated , but
lie is suffering gieat pain and there is
some fear of internal injury. He was
brought home on No. 5 , Tuesday even
ing. In falling from the train his hip
came in contact with the steel rail , and
while it is not thought that any bones
were broken , nevertheless the injury is
severe and exceedingly painful.
A Fine Affair.
The reception tendered Mr. and Mrs.
S. L. Moench by the Eastern Star and
- Home Forum was a fine and delightful
affair. The accommodations of Masonic
Iiall were utilized , and the occasion was
a memorable one. There was a large
attendance of members of the two or
ders. Games and social chat , richly
augmented by a great spread of refresh-
\ meuts , filled out the evening to joyous
In the Old Quarters.
In compliance with an order received
from the postal authorities at Washing
ton , Monday , the postoffice was on Mon
day afternoon moved up into the old
quarters in the Strasser building. This
location will give quite general satisfac
tion to patrons of the office , and besides
will be much more comfortable for the
postmaster and his assistants.
Personal letters from the Pacific coast ,
recently received , bring the news that
both John Heber and John Mullen ,
two McCook boys and machinists , have
taken positions on Uncle Sam's men-of-
war as machinists. And as one of the
boys puts it , they have steady jobs.
Before the World.
Colonel Phillips feigns surprise that
THE TRIBUNE puts McCook before Red
Willow county. Why bless your soul ,
Jasper , THE TRIBUNE puts McCook be
fore the world.
Colonel Mitchell's sample copies and
comp'limentaries got $15 worth of liquor
notice just the same. But they come
; morally and financially.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
WILL O'NEIL has gone to work for C.
REV. B. SPROLL of Indianola was a
Lincoln visitor , Wednesday.
Tin HANNAN has been sick and con
fined to the house , part of the week.
MRS. WATIE VAN PETTENof Stratton
was in the city , Tuesday- doing some
MRS. J. A. HAMMOND entertained her
mother and sister from Indianola on
ALICE AND HKNHY HARRIS are vis
iting their grandparents in Galva , Illi
nois , during vacation
Mus. J. F. KENYON went down to Or
leans , Wednesday morning , on a visit to
Mrs. Web Josselyn.
Miss SELMA NOREN came up from
Lincoln , Wednesday , to spend a few
days with her parents.
MR. AND MRS. LINUS OYSTER de
parted , Sunday morning , for their home
in Lama , New Mexico.
EDWIN SAGE of Wymore has been
visiting his uncle and aunt , Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Morlan , this week.
MRS. C. E. ELDRED went over to
Phillipsburg , Kansas , Wednesday morn
ing , to visit her parents.
MRS. A. P. THOMSON went in to Oma
ha , Wednesday , among other things to
hear the great Melba sing.
WILLIAM VALENTINE has been spend
ing the vacation in Kearney , Lincoln ,
and other eastern Nebraska points.
Miss EDNA MESERVE came up from
Lincoln , Wednesday night , to enjoy a
brief respite from her university .work.
MR. AND MRS. M. H. MEYER and
Mrs. H. H. Meyer left , yesterday morn
ing , for St. Ansgar , Iowa , on a long vis
MRS. V. H.SOLI.IDAY and Miss Millie
Slaby went up to Akron , Tuesday morn
ing , on a visit , leturning home on Thurs
H. H. BERRY occupied the Methodist
pulpit in Cambridge , last Sunday , Rev.
O. R. Beebe of that place preaching
MR. AND MRS FRANK HARRIS and
the children have been suffering quite
severely , this week , from an attack of
MRS. H. L. KENNEDY returned home ,
Sunday night , from an absence of a num
ber of weeks , visiting relatives and
MRS. G. A. NOREN entertained her
cousin , Mr. Holmberg of Chicago , last
Friday. Heas on his way to Denver
O'NEIL arrived home , Sunday
night , after an absence of a few j-ears ,
and is being warmly welcomed by his
H. W. COLE and Emerson Hanson
went up to Akron , Monday morning ,
to assist in organizing a lodge of the
Star of Jupiter.
MRS. JAMES RITCHIE and Miss Myr
tle Meyer returned , yesterday , from
Denver , where they have been visiting
for a few days.
MRS. J. E. KELLEY and Miss Clara
Smith went in to Omaha , last Friday
night , and are spending vacation week
in the state's metropolis.
J. E. KELLEY was called down to Om
aha , Wednesday , by a telegram announc
ing the illness of Mrs. Kelley , who has
been visiting there this week.
W. S. MORLAN has added the Dietze
quarter to his landed possessions , and is
planting trees and small fruits in the
portion not seeded to spring wheat.
J. M. STRANAHAN has been compelled
to resign his position with H. P. Sulton
on account of ill-health , and may go into
the railroad service as passenger brake-
T. F. WEST of the Upper Willow , will
start for Cherry county , Monday next ,
with the family. He will come back and
move the cattle up in May. He is locat
ing in the free range country.
REV. HERMON BROSS came in from
Lincoln , this morning , and drove over to
Daubury , to participate in the "recog
nition " services connected with the re
cent establishment of a Congregational
church in that town.
MRS. S. L. MOENCH went down to
Orleans , Wednesday evening , to visit a
week or so with the family before leaving
for Rushville , 111. , their new home. Mr.
Moench will retire from the company's
service , close of this week , and they will
both leave for Rushville , the end of next
week. A most estimable and sterling
young couple , they will take with them
the Godspeed of many friends.
A Decisive Victory.
The city election , Tuesday , which gave
some promise of being quite warm
turned out to be a decisive victory for
the entire Republican ticket , as the fol
lowing vote discloses :
1'IRST WARD MAYOR.
H. II. Berry , by petition 71
J. E. Kelley , republican 175 IOJ
A. McMillen , by petition 96
C. I. Hall , republican 138 42
C. B. Gray , by petition 72
E. J WSlcox , republican 173 101
C. F. Babcock , republican 184
C. N. Whitlaker , republican 220
D. W. Colson , 1)3' petition 41
L. W. McConnell , republican. . .192 151
SECOND WARD MAYOR.
II. H. Berry , by petition. . . . * . . . 54
J. E. Kelley , republican 144 90
A. McMillen , by petition 69
C I Hall , republican 121 52
C. B. Gray , by petition 49
EJ. . Wilcox , republican 147 98
C. N. Whittaker , republican 170
C. F. Babcock , republican 145
J. J. Garrard , by petition 53
W. S. Morlan , republican 170 117
But two voting places were provided.
In the first ward the basement of the
Commercial house was used , and the city
hall in the second ward. The election
was devoid of unusual incident , and tire
size of the majorities of the Republican
candidates was somewhat of a surprise
to quite a few.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
License to marry was granted to the
following parties :
April 3d Frederick Huutwork and
Maiy A. Wolf , both of Bartley , Neb.
Rev. M. S. Foutch of Bartley united
the couple , Monday.
George W. Baker and Sarah A. Wood-
worth , both of McCook.
James H. Hanthorn and Maggie Pow
ers , both of Indianola.
Married by the County Judge , April 6.
McCook Circle Entertainment.
The McCook Circle , Ladies of the G.
A. R , announce their entertainment in
Odd Fellows' hall for next Thursday
evening. The program will consist of
patriotic selections , war songs , etc. , and
will be inspiriting and enjoyable. The
evening will be given over to music and
games in which all can engage. The
proceeds will be devoted to the accumu
lation of a fund for Decoration Day pur
poses. All are invited and urged to
come. The admission fee is onlv ten
Red Willow county with the entire
Trans-Missouri country enjoyed a thor
ough soaking down , Sunday. An inch
of rain fell steadily , and was followed by
quite a snow fall. It was a welcome and
a valuable drop of moisture. The small
grain will start out now with warm
weather in fine shape.
The Millinery Openings.
The millinery openings of Misses Sto
ver and Burgess and Mrs. M. E. Barger ,
last Friday and Saturday , were largely
attended by the ladies of the city and
surrounding country. The displays made
by these establishments were very taste
ful and stylish , and appealed to the fe
male imagination strongly.
The Cuban Social.
The Cuban social uuder Endeavor aus
pices in the Congregational church , on
Tuesday evening , netted about seven
dollars for the relief of the suffering and
starving natives of the " Pearl of the An
tilles. " The program rendered w'as short
but meritorious and enjoyable.
The * telegraph wires all over this sec
tion of the state were prostrated by the
sleet and snow of Sunday and Monday ,
and for a while the train service of the
Western division was conducted with
out the use of the telegraph.
Twenty-five pictures for 25 cents , at
the old photograph gallery , one door
south of Augustine's barber shop.
MR. ED. RODSTROM.
THE TRIBUNE and The Toledo Blade
for $1.25 a year , strictly in advance.
District court and county commission
ers , Monday.
See McMillen's new stock of WALL
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m
High mass aud 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 Sunday-school at 11:00 : a.
in. Evening service at 8:00 p. in. Even
song and instruction on Thursdays at
Soop. m. REV. HOWARD STOY ,
Priest in Charge.
BAPTIST Bible school at 10. Special
Easter service at II. Sermon on the
Resurrection and appropriate music.
Young people's meeting at 7. Evening
service at 8 , closing with a baptismal ser
vice. Rev. T. L. Stepman , pastor of the
First Church of Omaha , will occupy the
pulpit both morning and evening. A
most cordial invitation extended to the
public. GEO. W. SHEAFOR , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Services morning
and evening. Special Easter services in
the morning at n o'clock , which will be
attended by the Sir Knights of St. John
Commandery iu a body. Sermon by
Rev. A. W. Coffman of Gibbon , Nebras-
< a. Sunday-school and Easter program
by the school at 3 p. m. Senior En
deavor at 7. Preaching in the evening
at 8 o'clock. Prayer-meeting on Wednes
day evening at S. A warm welcome to
ill these services.
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
MRS. LOUIS SuESS has been very ill ,
D. W. COLSON was in Omaha , first of
he week , on business.
C. B. HOAG of Indianola was in the
city , Wednesday , on business.
TOM GIBBONS has been spending the
vacation week with friends at Orleans.
MR. SMITH of Denver is Mr. Strana-
lan's successor in Suttou's jewelry store.
MRS. T. A. ERB came down from Ak
ron , yesterday afternoon , on a short vis-
REV. R. H. CHRYSLER of Wilsonville
vas in the city , yesterday , on a short
REV. T. L. STEPMAN of Omaha , is
assisting Rev. Sheafor during the latter's
Miss MARY COLE went up to Akron ,
Irst of the week , to visit Anna May Erb ,
returning Tuesday morning.
GUY MURPHY of Cambridge has been
visiting in the city several days this
week , the guest of Carl Dennis.
COUNTY ATTORNEY KEYES and S. R.
Smith were up from Indiauola , yester
day , attending to legal business.
J. T. HARRISON of Hamilton county
arrived in the city on Monday night and
the following morning went to work for
the Barnett Lumber Co.
CHAS. MICK and Walt. Duffy went up
the Beverly branch on the gravel train ,
Wednesday , duck-hunting , and they
give a glowing account of the number
of birds secured , too.
From the Pacific Coast.
In the transaction of some business
with the publisher , W. S. Hanlein of
Oak Harbor , Washington , adds :
"Winter in this section of the country
has been very mild.
" Winter wheat is one of the principal
crops here , aud this has been sown al
most every month of the fall and winter.
The earlier sowing looks very fine and
thrifty at present.
" The principal spring crop is oats , of
which a large acreage has been sown.
I learn that grain in extraordinary sea
sons sometimes yields as high as one
hundred bushels or more per acre , al
though thirty-five to fifty is the average
Corrected Friday morning.
Corn $ -iS
Barley 2 °
Eggs' ° 7
Potatoes 50 @ 65.
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.
J. W. Hartman is putting quite an ad
dition to his house , in anticipation of
the early arrival of his family from In
McConnell's Easter show - window
caught the public eye.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMilleti's
Want a Skimming : Station.
There wns a fair representation o
farmers and business men present , Tues
day afternoon , at 'the public meeting
held in the city hall to look into the
matter of securing the establishment
here of a skimming station of the Lin
coln Creamery. The scheme of the
company was fully and fairly presentee
by General Manager Marple , and it ap
peared to be business-like and profitable
to company and patron.
After considering the ma 'rr quite
carefully and hearing from S. E. Solo-
men of Culbertson , who is a patron of
the Culbertson station , it was decided to
encourage the establishment here of a
skimming station , and in due time a rep
resentative of the company will be on the
ground for the purpose of securing sub
scriptions of stock.
THE TRIBUNE is favorably impressed
with the scheme , and hopes that no
reasonable effort will be spared to make
a success of the movement.
There is no doubt but that the dairy
interests of the state of Nebraska and
of this section of the state especially ,
lave been neglected or overlooked , and
low is a favorable time to strike.
While this is distinctively a stock
country , there is every reason to believe
hat it can be mude a promising and
profitable dairy country , and thus en
courage a desirable class of immigrants
o this part of the state , and create a cer-
ain item of income from a logical
The skimming station idea now being
carried out with abundant success by the
Lincoln Creamery Co. has many advan-
ages over the usual creamery projects ,
vhich contemplate many plants , while
he Lincoln people are proceeding on the
heory of one large creamery establish
ment aud many feeding skimming or
This seems to be a good thing and
needs pushing along.
"Death to Murderers. "
The dreadful accident in which Miss
Wilson , the school teacher , lost her life ,
recently near Quick. Frontier county ,
will be readily recalled by our readers.
A dash of comedy was addeil to this sad
and tragic event , the other night , when
the runaway horse was taken from the
stable of the owner , Mr. Wallace , taken
to the spot in the canyon where the la
mented young lady is supposed to have
lost her life , and there shot through the
head. The wreck of the cart was then
tied to the neck of the slaughtered
equine , to which was also tied a card ,
which signaled the startling fact , "That
no murderer shall enter the kingdom of
heaven" not even horse heaven.
He Had a Good Job.
An amusing joke was played on a
warlike citizen down in the lound house ,
this week , which will bear mention here ,
not because of its personal bearing , but
for the reason that it is characteristic of
a numerous class of fire-eaters :
A representative of the Omaha Bee was
passed off on the aforesaid belligerent
citizen as a recruiting officer of the gen
eral government , and immediately all
idea of bathing in Spanish gore disap
peared from the warrior's mind. He
would go if compelled by draft , but sug
gested that the "recruiting officer" en
list men out of a job. He had a good job
and did not want to leave. "Here , Lord ;
send the other fellow. "
A Victim of the Grip.
Dorothy , the six-mouths-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pade of Drift
wood precinct died on Sunday night , af
ter a short illness with an acute attack
of the grip , with which the entire family
has been suffering. The little one's re
mains were laid away in Longview , after
brief services at the dwelling of Mr. C.
F. Pade , in West McCook.
A Bad Fall.
On Thursday morning , Robert Ra3' ,
the youngest son of Mrs. Ritlenhouse ,
fell from a chair and dislocated his arm
at the shoulder and in addition received
painful bruises on that member and his
face. At present however the little suf
ferer is resting quite easity.
St. John Commandery No. 16 , K.T. ,
will observe Easter by attending divine
service at the Congregational church ,
Sunday. Rev. A. W. Coffman , of Gib
bon , formerly pastor of the M. E. church
of this city , will deliver the sermon.
Great Clearing Sale.
Great clearing sale of dry goods at
Menard's for the next 30 days , begin
ning April ist , to makeroom forsumuier
goods , tf JOSEPH MENARD.
Liberal McCook , through its relief
committee , sent $155.45 to t"e Cubans.
Considerable sums were sent through
other channels , too.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
See McMillen's new stock of WALL
WANTED Shoithand pupils by L. W.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMillen's
L T. Benjamin has a word on clothing
in this issue. Read it.
The services in the Christian taberna
cle are continuing , this week.
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB
UNE office. Best in the market.
THE TRIBUNE and Leslie's Weekly for
$3 oo a year , strictly in advance.
J. N. Purvis is moving his stock of
goods into the postoffice lobby , today.
THE TRIBUNE and The Chicago Inter-
Ocean fori.35 ayear , strictly in advance.
Be in the swim. Buy one of those
wonderful Vive Cameras from II. P.
Attention is directed to the new adver
tisement of the "Bee Hive" in this' fs-
sue. See the nttiactions.
Water works office moved to , secoitcl
leer of the court house building. Pay
vater tax before April 15111. 1-31
G. W. Starks , G. W. Hartman and Ed
Beyrer are each building additions to
heir residences of good size and conven
A number of young men of the city
are placing the old lawn tennis grounds
north of the new court house site in
commission for the approaching sum
The Epworthians held a social in the
Methodist church , last evening , which
netted a neat sum for the purchase of
song books. A good program was pre
sented , and refreshments were served.
The Barnett Lumber Co. is preparing
to keep a record of the rainfall at its
various yards. Regulation gauges have
been ordered by the company for each
of its yards in this section of the state.
T. B. Campbell drove over to Danbury ,
Thursday , to represent the McCook Con
gregational church in the "recognition"
services held there on that day by the
Congregational church recently estab
lished in that town.
The Lady Maccabees indulged iu an
other of their delightful social occasions ,
last evening , and Odd Fellows' hall was
brilliant and mirthful. Refreshments
were served and the program of enter
tainment was bright and enjoyable.
If you prefer to have your clothiujj
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.
H. T. Church was engaged in driving
a large bunch of cattle to his ranch on
the Upper Willow , Sunday , when the
storm came , and we regret to hear that
he suffered quite a considerable loss ,
some ten or fifteen head , our informant
Dr. J. P. Williams , associated with Dr.
W. L. Dayton of Lincoln , Neb. , will ba
in McCook , Thursday , Friday and Sat
urday , April 14 , 15 and i6th , at the office-
of Dr. W. V. Gage for the treatment of
diseases of the eye , ear , nose and throat
and the fitting of glasses.
During the month of April I will be
iu McCook as follows : Saturdays , the
2d , gth , i6th , and 3oth. Regular examination -
ination the i6th. I will hold a special
examination at the school-house ill Danbury -
bury , Saturday , April 23d.
LILLIAN M. WKLBOKN ,
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postmaster , April 3rd :
Mr. J. M. Berry , Mrs. Lind Browir ,
Mr. J. R. Jansen , Cook & Kelley , Mr.
John Knepp , Hans Peterson , Mr. George
When asking for any of these letters
please state that they were advertised.
An Attempted Wreck.
Wymore , Neb. , April 2. ( Special. )
Train No. 91 , in charge of Conductor
Harvey , came near having a serious
wreck a few miles north of Wilber last
night. Someone had piled brush and
other obstructions on the track , which
the train struck before it could stop. The
cars did not leave the track , aud after the
brush had been taken from under the
wheels the train proceeded on its way.
No clue to the identity of the guilty cul
prit has been discovered.
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