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SIXTEENTH YEAR. IVx 'COOK ' , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL IS , 1898. NUMBER 48
.The Old and the New.
The old council met in regular session.
Monday evening , Mayor Troth , Councilmen -
men Perry , Garrard , Osborn and Mc-
Conncll , Clerk Gray and Attorney Le-
Bills were allowed as follows and war
rants ordered issued :
Burnett Lumber Co } 3 25
H. P. VVaite ' . 75
S. M. Cochran 7 05
C. B. Gray. . . . r 50
W. V. Gage , i 50
E. J. Wilcox 2 15
S. C. Beach i 50
Mrs. I , II. Gnrrard 3 85
Electric Light Co 85 oo
Lincoln Land Co 425 oo
Three dollars each to the following
members of the city election boards : A.
A. Bates , B. F. Bowen , Joseph Spotts , A.
F. Clark , Charles Weintz , Gottlieb Or-
man , J. C. Predmore , E. W. Hendrick ,
Harry Barbazett , Jacob Steinmetz
Animal report of City Treasurer Wil
cox was read and referred to finance
Resignation of Mrs.V. . S. Perry as
member of the Longview cemetery com
mittee was accepted.
Returns of recent election were can
vassed and the result declared as printed
in last week's TRIBUNE , and the clerk
was instructed to issue certificates of
The following officers were then sworn
into office by the city clerk : J E. Kelley ,
mayor ; C. I. Hall , clerk ; F. J. Wilcox ,
treasurer ; W. S. Morlan and L W. Mc-
Conncll , councilman. Old council ad
The new council then convened with
Mayor Kelley , Couucilmen Perry , McConnell -
Connell , Morlan and Osborn , Clerk Hall ,
and Attorney LeHew present.
On motion W. S. Perry was chosen
president of the council.
Bill of C. W. Barnes was referred back
to the finance committee for report.
The mayor then made the following
appointments of committees : Finance
Morlan and Perry. Ordinances Morlan
and McCoiinell. Fire Department Os
born and McConnell. Cemetery and
Health Perry and Morlan. Streets and
Alleys Osborn and Morlan. Electric
Lights McConnell and Morlan.
Edward D. Jordan was appointed Chief
of Police and confirmed by the council.
J. S. LeHew was appointed city attor
ney and confirmation followed.
Bond of C. I. Hall , clerk , with C. A.
Garber , E. C. McKay and F. S. Wilcox
as sureties , was accepted.
Moved to adjourn till 8 o'clock , Tues
Xo meeting was held on Tuesday ev
ening for lack of quorum.
The Murder Trial.
The new trial of Edward Lorenz
charged with the murder of Michael
Travers is now well under way. The
jury was finally secured on Wednesday
noon , and the prosecution will take all
of this week. The following men will
decide the fate of the accused : George
Burt , J. H. Warfield , John Turner , Her
bert Silversnail , H. S. Ough of Indian-
ola ; Wilber Josliu , Henry Richardson ,
of McCook ; Samuel Preuier , Bartly ; Rex
Miles , F. P. Eno , S. C. Boyer , P. J. Bas-
tian , Danbury.
The defense will probably commence
on Monday to present its side of the case ,
which is being closely fought on both
County Attorney H. W. Keyes is being
assisted in the'prosecution by C. E. El-
dred , and the defense is being conducted
by S. R. Smith and W. R. Starr.
District Meeting , K. of P.
A district meeting , K. of P. , was held
in Hastings , last Friday night. The
meeting was attended by over 300
Knights , a number of the state officers
of the order being present. There was
work in three degrees , and a big time ,
a banquet being an attraction finite ir
resistible. The following were among
those from McCook lodge :
C.W. Barnes , H. W.Cole , H. P. Sutton.
F. A. Pennell , L. W. Stayner , M. Law
ritson , C. F. Heber , J. F. Forbes , Ray
T. Hall , F. G. Westlaud , J. M. Hender
son , E. J. Wilcox , Herman Hegenber-
ger , S. P. Dwyer. They returned home
on No. i , Saturday morning.
Owing to a misunderstanding , the so
cial announced by the Ladies' Circle of
the G. A. R. for Thursday evening of
this week , has been postponed until next
J.Albert Wells Dead.
A letter from P. A. Wells announces
the death in New York on the 5th of his
father , J. Albert Wells , who was in the
dry-goods business here , a few years
Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMillan's
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
V. FRANKLIN made a business visit to
Benkleinan , Sunday.
E. A. KlSER . .icved into the Cronkhite
dwelling , first of this week.
MRS. JOHN T. WRAY of Culbertson
was a city visitor , Tuesday.
SAM GARIJKR returned to Red Cloud ,
last week , after a visit here.
Miss SELMA NORHN returned to her
university work , Tuesday night.
MRS. J. F. MADISON of Oxford , is vis
iting her sister , Mrs. J. F. Custer.
MRS. C. H. MEEKER has been visit
ing Lincoln friends , the past week.
A. E. HARVEY of Lincoln attended
district court early part of the week.
MRS. T. M. MUNDY went up to Cul
bertson , Wednesday , on a visit to friends.
E. M. WOODS has been over from Danbury -
bury , part of the week , attending court.
R. O. PHILLIPS was up from Lincoln ,
yesterday , on business of his large inter
J. C. HARLAN of the Cambridge Ka
leidoscope , was a city visitor , Wednes
MRS. C. E. ELDRED returned Wednes
day afternoon , from her visit to Phil-
lipsburg , Kansas.
L. J.SPiCKLEMiER is on his way home
from Sioux City , Iowa , driving overland ,
and is expected soon. *
MRS. F. A. THOMPSON returned home ,
Tuesday afternoon , from a short visit to
her husband in Denver.
MRS. J. E. KELLEY and Miss Clara
Smith returned , Sunday night , from
their week's visit in Omaha.
MiSS EDNA MESERVE returned to Lin
coln , Tuesday of this week , after a week's
visit with her sister , Mrs. F. M.Kiuimell.
MISSES MAUDE CORDEAL and Ona
Simons , went up to Denver , Wednesday
morning , to hear the famous Melba sing.
MRS. W. V. GAGE accompanied her
father , Supt. J. R. Phelan , home to Alli
ance for over the Easter season , last Fri
NORRIS BELL , who has been em ployed
as night man in Garrard's restaurant ,
left last evening , for his home in Hold-
MRS. H. C. BROWN went down to
Holdrege , Sunday afternoon , on a visit
to her parents , Conductor and Mrs.
MISSES DOT AND BABE DAVENPORT
were down from Culbertson , Saturday
and Sunday , the guests of McCook
Miss NORA MILLER , who has been
trimming for Mrs. M. E. Barger , depart
ed , on Sunday afternoon , for her home
in St. Joe , Mo.
MR. AND MRS. J. W. DOLAN of Indi-
anola , and a number of the children , at
tended Easter services in St. Patrick's ,
last Sunday morning.
RECEIVER GIBBONS spent the early
days of the week in Lincoln , preparing a
new bond in accordance with a ruling
and requirement of the interior depart
REV. W. J. TURNER arrived from Mt.
Vernon , Ohio , last Saturday , and on
Sunday entered upon the pastorate of
the Congregational church of our city.
May it be a profitable and pleasant one.
MRS. M. E. PIPER returned from Lin
coln , Monday night , greatly improved
in mind and body. She has been spend
ing a few days with relatives at Alma ,
whither Mr. Piper went to meet her and
REVS. JOHN FOSTER of Cambridge
and Leonard Turner of Indianola were
in the city , Blonday afternoon and even
ing , on business connected with the as
sociation meeting of Republican valley
Congregational churches to be held in
McCook , April igth.
WM. WOODWORTH of College Springs ,
Iowa , departed for his home , Tuesday
morning , after a week's visit here with
relatives. He came to be present at the
marriage of his cousin , Miss Sadie Wood-
worth , to Mr.Geo. Baker , which occurred
on Thursday of last week.
J. T. BULLARD of Palisade attended
Easter services here , Sunday morning ,
with the members of St. John Comman-
dery. Mr. Billiard has retired from
business and Hayes county thus will
eventually lose one of the finest men
that ever set foot on her soil.
J. P. ISRAEL of the Up-to-Date Far
mer passed through McCook , Sunday ,
on his way to Lincoln from Benkelman ,
where he has just closed out all his in
terests. He will devote his time , energy
and means in future to publishing the
Farmer in co-laboration with Walt. Ma
It is a pleasure to note the spirit of the
Easter observances , this year. The in
terest manifested was earnest and en
thusiastic. Special services were held by
the several churches and Sunday-schools
of the city , appropriate and altogether
inspiring and charming exercises being
conducted in each instance with zealous
and pious enthusiasm. Outside of the
millinery feature and the elaborate dec
orations of the churches the special
music , and the other accessories of the
day , it is a satisfaction to feel that the
true and deep significance of the great
and vital festival has not been overlooked
and forgotten , and that the all-impor
tant fact that the Redeemer of the world
is risen indeed is the real and glorious
basis of the post-Ltrnten joy , a gladsomeness -
ness too oft material and superficial , the
product of the skill of the modiste and
Following we detail some of the exer
cises of the day :
At the Baptist church Rev. Ketinan of
the First Baptist church of Omaha oc
cupied the pulpit and delivered a strong ,
impressive sermon in keeping with the
occasion , which was appreciated with
The floral decorations were quite lav
ish and very pretty , consisting of numer
ous , seasonable potted flowers , and other
appropriate ornamental effects.
The special music by the choir was an
enjoyable , meritorious feature of the
In the evening , Rev. Ketinan again
delivered the sermon , after which bap
tism was adminisistered to four young
Services were solemn and impressive
as befited the occasion. There was a
service at 8 and another at 10 c'clock in
the morning. At the ten o'clock service
was rendered Lambilotte's Pascal mass
with sermon by Rev. J. W. Hickey.
The music as usual was a superb feat
ure of the services , the choir consisting
of Mrs. P. F. McKenna , Mrs. George
Elbert , Miss Bertha Townsend , Miss
Jennie Gibbons , Miss Anna Hannan ,
Joseph Schmitz and Mr. Hoelstuer.
The decorations were floral , consisting
of potted plants and cut flowers in abun
dance and great beauty , accentuating
the attractiveness of the altar effect.
There was also a communion service
in which 150 communicants participated.
The church was well filled at the
morning service , when Rev. J. A. Bad-
con preached an effective sermon on the
topic of the season and day.
For the occasion the choir had pre
pared some excellent selections of music
and they were rendered in the usual
spirited and pleasing style of the choir.
The church was prettily decorated
with a variety of choice potted plants
and presented quite an attractive scene.
In the evening the Sunday-school held
a missionary service , with a suitable and
entertaining literary and musical pro
gram. A liberal collection was lifted for
the cause of missions.
The morning service at St. Alban's
chapel was , in the absence of the rector
at Arapahoe , conducted by Dr. S. C.
Beach , lay-reader.
The Sunday-school was addressed by
the superintendent on the speciaj signifi
cance of Easter Sunday.
Rev. Howard Stoy conducted the ev
ening service , preaching a powerful ser
mon appropriate to the day and occas
The choir was augmented for the oc
casion and the music was unusually fine ,
Jackson's Te Deurn being sung.
The simple altar of the chapel was ren
dered very attractive and pretty by a lib
eral distribution of potted plants , lilies ,
etc. There was a large attendance at
these services and deep interest.
Unusual interest attached to the ser
vices in the Congregational church ,
Sunday morning , on account of the
presence , in a body , of the members of
Saint John Commandery , Knights Tem
plar , all resplendent in uniform and in
signia of rank , and the scene was an im
The decorations of the church were
perhaps never excelled at any similar
service ever held in our city and capti
vated everybody. There were lilies and
roses and a variety of potted flowers in
the greatest profusion and beauty , all
over the audience room of the church.
Among the special decorations were a
cross lettered with the gladsome Easter
news , "Christ is Risen , " a tomb effect
with cross and crown , and other appro
priate and significant emblems of the
greatest of Christian festivals and of the
noble Masonic order represented.
The services were conducted by Rev.
W. J. Turner ; the sermon of the day be-
iag delivered by Rev. and Sir Knight A.
W. Coflfnian of Gibbon , Nebraska , and
the effort was a touching appeal.
The music by the choir was special in
nature and excellent in character , con
cluding with the inspiring national hymn ,
"My Country , 'Tis of Thee. "
Altogether the Easter service of 1898
leaves behind the pleasantest recollec
tions and a deep sense of satisfaction.
At three o'clock in the afternoon the
Sunday-school of the Congregational
church gave its Easter exercises in the
church. The programme was of marked
excellence and interestingly entertaining ,
as the following items will corroborate :
( Audience standing. ) Superintendent
"The Lord is in His Holy temple ; let all
the earth keep silence before Him. " Sil
ent prayer for God's blessing on the ser
vices , concluding with all repeating : "Let
the words of my mouth , and the medita
tions of my heart , be acceptable in thy
sight , O Lord , my strength , and my re
deemer. " Amen
The Empty Tomb Bessie I5orneman
Responsive Reading : Psalm 103
Song. Selection No. 96
"Beautiful Song" Lucile Lawson
"This Easter Day" Charlie Campbell
. 'Easter Song" Alice Harris
Easter Flowers" Daisy Maddux
"At Easter" Helen Lawson
"Bring Floweis" Class
Light from the Tomb"
"He is Risen"
Bessie Borneman and Louis Johnson
"Deeper Meaning of Easter" . . .Jessie Johnson
Offertory Solo Stella Norval
Song. Selection No. 519
Apostle's Creed. ( All standing )
At the close of Easter services , last
Sunday , Saint John ComuianderyNo. 16 ,
K. T. , adopted the following resolution :
Resolved , That the sincere thanks of
this Commandery be and are hereb3r ten
dered to Rev. and Sir Knight A. W.
Coffman , for his eloquent and able ser
mon ; to the officers and members of the
Congregational church for their gener
ous accommodations for the occasion ; to
the choir for its excellent music ; and to
Mrs H. H. Easterday for the beautiful
flowers supplied by her , and as a further
recognition of her services in our behalf
that she be now declared the adopted
daughter of this Commandery.
The following Sir Knights from abroad
took part in the Templar service :
J. T. Bullard , Palisade ; R. A. Hagberg ,
Arapahoe ; C. J. Wilcox , Wauneta ; E. Q.
Robie , Hastings ; "Pap" Willis , Red
This was the largest turn out of Sir
Knights ever made in McCook.
MARTIN ANDERSON of Indianola was
a city visitor , Wednesday.
MR. AND MRS. S. M. COCHRAN wel
comed a daughter , Monday.
MRS. P. F. McKENNA went up to hear
Melba in Denver , Wednesday.
MRS. I. M. BEARDSLEE is visiting her
daughter in Indianola , this week.
J. W. HUPP is making additions and
improvements to his pretty home.
LARRY McENTEE was up from Indi
anola on a little business , Wednesday.
MRS. A. W. COFFMAN is visiting in
the city , this week , guest of Mrs. J. A.
Miss ANNA SEPMEYER and the Stay
ner children returned home , last Thurs
WILL HART returned , Sunday morn
ing , from a visit of two days with Hast
MRS. C. W. BRONSON went up to Den
ver on Thursday morning to hear the
A. BARNETT went down to Lincoln
and Omaha on No. 4 , "Wednesday even
ing , on a short business visit.
MRS. C.W. BARNES accompanied Mrs.
J.P.Lee to Sterling , Colo. , Tuesday , and
will make the home folks a visit.
MRS. L. E. GiLCREST and the chil
dren went down to Hastings , Thursday
moruing , to visit Mrs. O. R. Amick.
SAMUEL MESSNER of Danbury at
tended K. T. Easter services here , Sun
day. Mrs. Messner accompanied him.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
Orville B. Woods and Flora Sewell ,
both of Danbury , were licensed to wed ,
last Saturday , and the ceremony was at
the same time performed by the judge.
In the assault and battery case of the
state vs. Albert J. Helm , the defendant
plead guilty and was fined $10 and costs.
See McMillen's new stock of WALL
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. ni. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J.-W. HICKEY , 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 10
Preaching at ir ; subject , Christianity a
Religion of Joy. Class at 12. Junior
League at 3. Epworth League at 7.
Preaching at 8 ; suhject , Standard of
Value in Christ's Kingdom as Taught in
the M. E. Church. Prayer meeting and
Bible study , Wednesday evening at 8.
All are welcome.
JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Regular services ,
morning and evening , at the usual
hours. Morninir subject , "The Church
an Institute for Humanity " Evening ,
"The Conflict with Sin. " Sunday-school
at 10. Junior Endeavor at 3. Endeavor
at 7. Convention of the Congregational
churches of the Republican valley on
next Tuesday and Wednesday. Cordial
invitation to all services.
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
NOTICE TO ICE CUSTOMERS.
For the season of 1898 , I will make
the following rates , season to begin May
ist and ending October 2Oth :
10 lUs. per day delivered at door. . $10 oo
Iks. " " "
15 12 50
20 11)S. " " " 15 00
25 ltS. " " " 17 50
lt.s. " " "
. . 20 oo
35 > s- " " " . . 22 50
4oltS. " " " . . 25 oo
In order that each patron can get the
ice when most needed , I will issue to
each one making the contract , coupon
books , calling for the total number of
pounds for the period of the ice season ,
in order that he can take the ice when
most needed and in such quantities as
he may deem proper
I wilLalso redeem at the end of the
season the unused coupons at their pro
portionate cost , and will assume no lia
bility upon contracts on account of short
age of ice from any cause. In that event
I would only expect pay in proportion to
the length of time the ice was furnished.
Strict compliance with the printed regu
lations on coupon covers is most respect
fully requested. P. WALSH.
Rev. Sheafor Resigns.
On account of ill-health , Rev. George
W. Sheafor on Wednesday evening of
this week presented his resignation to
the members of the First Baptist church
of our city and the same was with great
reluctancy and sincere regret accepted
by the church. Rev. Sheafor's pastor
ate has been most gratifyingly success
ful , and he has endeared himself to a
circle of friends inside and outside of his
congregation. All will regret to learn of
his resignation and of the necessity of
A call was on the same evening form
ally made to Rev. T. L. Ketman , at
present of the First Baptist church of
Omaha , and the probabilities are that
Rev. Ketman will accept. He comes
highly recommended and his work here
during the past few days he has made
a most favorable impression upon his
Circle of G. A. R. will meet in Odd
Fellows' hall the 2nd Saturday of each
month , at 3 p. m. The members of the
circle desire that all mothers , wives , sis
ters and daughters of Union soldiers or
sailors should become members of the
The circle will hold an informal meet
ing at the home of Mrs. Ellen Utter ,
Wednesday , April I3th at 2:30 p. m.
All members are requested to be present.
"Anyone who imagines that since the
Civil War ended our army has thought
only of fighting Indians and our navy
has been cruising solely for pleasure is
deplorably ignorant of the most highly
educated and industrious class of officials
in the public service. Before a cloud
arose on the Cuban horizon every ship of
our navy had its designated station in
time of war and every artillery officer of
the army had taken a long , systematic ,
post-graduate course of instruction in
harbor defense. " Collier's Weekly.
THE TRIBUNE urges favorable consid
eration of the separator station enter
prise. Take a share of stock and help
on the project.
L. H. Blackledge of Culbertsou , is a
McCook business visitor , today.
McConnell's Easter show - window
caught the public eye.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
See McMillen's new stock of WALL
WANTED Shorthand pupils by L. W.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint atMcMillen's
Drug Store. .
Have you taken any stock in the sep-
aratorstation ? Think well of it.
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIIJ-
UNB office. Best in the market.
THE TRIBUNE and Leslie's Weekly for
$3 oo a year , strictly in advance.
THE TRIBUNE and The Chicago Inter-
Ocean forr 35 a year , strictly in advance.
Be in the swim. Buy one of those
wonderful Vive Cameras from H. P.
The gutters and culverts are being
cleaned out in anticipation of the spring
This week , James Patterson purchased
from E. B. Odell the old Leach dwelling
on North Manchester.
The rain of Monday- night made the
attendance at Star of Jupiter small , and
the session was consequently short.
Water works office moved to second
floor of the court house building. Pay
water tax before April 15111. 1-31
See McCook Transfer Co. for lot plow-
ng. Leave orders at Everist , Marsh &
Co.'s meat market. 31
The Lorenz murder trial is notattract-
ing as large crowds as might naturally
be expected from the importance of the
Another fine , warm , soaking rain ,
Monday night. Just the proper caper
to boom the wheat and start the grass
in lively shape.
Letters were advertised by the McCook
postoffice , Sunday , for the following in
dividuals : Miss Cartha Clark , Mr. J.
Ford and F. S. Lotten.
Under the direction of the ladies of
Longview cemetery committee , 162 trees
have been planted along the avenues of
the cemeler- , this week.
The hog cholera is still making its dire
presence felt in this section , and there
is an active demand for vaccine virus ,
the operatioi. of which seems to be quite
The Catholic Sunday school children
gave a Cuban relief social , Tuesdey even
ing , at wi-ich $8.75 was realized for the
noble purpose and work of feeding the
The Walter Baker Co. had a repre
sentative in the city , this week , giving
practical illustrations of the wholesome
uses to which the product of that great
concern can be put.
The Sunnyside dairy retired from
business on the 8th , leaving the diary
field to the Riverside dairy. The family
cow has reduced the business to the ca
pacity of one wagon.
C. L. Case , a representive of the Lin
coln creamer } * , is working in the city
and surrounding country in an effort to
secure sufficient stock to establish a
skimming or separating station here.
He is meeting with fair success.
During the month of April I will be
in McCook as follows : Saturdays , the
2d , gth , i6th , and 3oth. Regular exam
ination the i6th. I will hold a special
examination at the school-house in Danbury -
bury , Saturday , April 23d.
LILLIAN M. WELBORN ,
Call for Bids.
Sealed bids are invited for the per
formance of the carpenter work neces
sary in the building of an M. E. parson
age in the city of McCook , according to
the plans and specifications on file with
R. A. Green at his office in the court
house. All bids to be filed on or before
noon of April 26th , 1898. The commit
tee reserves the right to reject any and
Date this I4th day of April , 1898.
J. A. BADCON , Chairman.
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.
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