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SIXTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. MAY 6,1898. NUMBER 51
In response to the announcement and
call , the subscribers to the creamery
stock met in the city hall , last Friday
afternoon , nnd proceeded to organize.
W. W. Marple , general agent-of the Bea
trice Creamery Company , the parent
concern located in Lincoln , stated the
purposes of the company , after which
by-laws , charter and constitution were
provided , and the following officers were
elected : President , Joseph A. Snyder ;
secretary , John J. Garrarcl ; treasurer , W.
F. Lawson. The board of directors was
chosen as follows : J. H. Meyer , Joseph
Schmitz , Fred Wagner , August Droll ,
James W. Hupp. A committee of three ,
James W. Hupp , L. W. McConnell and
J. E. Kelley , was appointed to select a
site for the plant. Adjourned
LATER We learn that the committee ,
has practically decided upon a site north
of the McCook flour mill , which will
location for the
. make a very satisfactory
building , convenient to the patrons of
THE TRIBUNE believes that it will be
demonstrated that the Beatrice plan is a
profitable one. It has the endorsement
of the most eminent dairymen in the
United States A fair trial here will
prove all that has beeti claimed for it of
[ profit and success.
A Charming Reception.
The ladies of the Dorcas society of the
'Congregational church gave a charming
social in the church , Tuesday evening ,
to afford the new pastor , Rev. W. J.
Turner , an opportunity of meeting the
people of the city. Despite the rainy
weather , the attendance was large and
the occasion was one of unmarred social
There was a musical and literary pro
gram and a literary guessing contest tote
to afford entertainment for the guests of
the evening , and the invitation was all-
Refreshments of a very toothsome sort
were served during the evening , which
was an occasion of much satisfaction and
Death of an Aged Citizen.
On last Sunday. John Sherman , an
aged farmer of Box Elder precinct , joined
the silent majority , at the ripe old age of
76 years , after an illness of some length.
Brief funeral services were conducted at
the home on Tuesday by Elder H. H.
Berry of our city , after which the re
.11 mains were brought to McCook and in
terred in Longview cemetery.
The deceased is survived by three sons ,
all grown to manhood , William , Gibson
and Frank , and they have the warm sym
pathy of that neighborhood in the death
of their father.
Of Immense Value.
-The rains of the first of this week have
'been of inestimable worth to this section
of the state. The cold , wet weather is
.just the proper caper for the wheat ,
which will take all the stronger root for
the later growth in the warmer season.
The grass is doing finely , and in fact all
nature has taken on a most encouraging
appearance of beauty and growth that
must delight the husbandman and that
gives promisefof a harvest of abundance
in the fall.
To Raise a Company.
John J. Lamborn of Indianola , former
ly a member of the legislature , called on
Governor Holconib yesterday to ask per
mission to raise a company of volunteers.
If permission is given the company will
be organized and take its place in the
national guard. Mr. Lamborn is said to
be the choice of the volunteers for cap
tain. Saturday's Journal.
The Spirit of Success.
We learn that one firm in this neigh
borhood contemplates procuring 75 cows
from which to. furnish cream to the com
ing separating station at this place.
This is the right spirit. More of it will
assure the McCook station to be a big
success from the start , although it usu
ally takes some time 'to ' make a success
of such enterprises.
The Next Receiver.
The appointment of Ex-Secretary of
State Joel A. Piper to be receiver of the
U. S. land office at McCook is announced.
The ex-secretary is too well known to
the people of this land district to require
an introduction. He will make an effi
cient successor to Receiver Gibbons and
the family will be an acquisition to our
Facts to Remember.
The postoffice lobby opens at 6:30 in
the morning. The general delivery at
S o'clock. Money order window closes
at 5:30. Postoffice at 7:30. General de
livery open Sundays from 12 to i.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint atMcMillen's
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
W. R. STARR was in Lincoln , Tuesday ,
on law business.
D. S. HASTY of Arapahoe was a city
visitor , last Saturday.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN SUNDEAN left ,
this morning , for Lincoln.
J. E. SMITH of Bartley is transacting
business in the city , today.
L. MORSK of the state of Dumly was
in the city , Wednesday , on business.
MRS. T. B. CAMPBELL went up to Den
ver , Tuesday night on 3 , on a visit to rel
MRS. J. E. KELLEY went up to Den
ver , Monday night , on a visit to her
W. M. LEWIS came down from Benk-
elman , Saturday , and remained with the
family over Sunday.
A. McMiLLEN made a brief visit to
relatives at Trenton , first of the week ,
H. W. COLE and J. W. Hupp went
down to Lincoln , yesterday , on business
for the Star of Jupiter.
MRS. J. H. O'NEiL departed for Chicago
cage , Sunday last , being called to the
the bedside of an ill sister.
MR. AND MRS. J. F. GANSCHOW went
down to Omaha , on a visit , returning
home on Wednesday night.
A. BARNETT made a business visit to
Lincoln and other points in the eastern
part of the state , mid-week.
MISS LULU BEARDSLEEjreturned.Mon-
day night , from a visit of a week with In
dianola relatives and friends.
MRS. J. B. MESERVE came up from
Lincoln , Monday night , and is the guest
of her daughter , Mrs. F. M. Kimmell.
HARRY STERN was up from Hold-
rege , Sunday and Monday , on business
connected with the sale of his saloon
Miss HEFFELFINGER is here from
Chicago , the guest of her aunt , Miss
Rache Berry. She is visiting here for
SPECIAL AGENT GALLOWAY of the
Pension department was up from Hast
ings , Wednesday , looking up some pen
ROBERT SAYERS , a brother of Mrs.
Frank Clary , arrived in the city , first of
the week , and will make his home here
with his sister.
MAYOR KELLEY has commenced ex
tensive improvements winch will give
him one of the most comfortable and
attractive homes in the city.
T. B. HARRIS writes his parents here
that he has joined the United States
army at Kansas City , being a member of
company "M" 3rd infantry , N. G. M.
Tom's many friends here hope he will
come out of the unpleasantness safe and
MASTER TOM ROGERS , son of Road-
master Rogers , has been very seriously
ill , this week , with an attack of typhoid
fever , and some alarm was felt for his
life , but we are , with all their friends ,
delighted to learn that at this time he is
improving and his condition is much
On Saturday , April 16 , 1898 , Mrs. Mary
J. Neill , widow of the late John Neill ,
died of pneumonia , after an illness of
She suffered greatly during her sick
ness yet bore it all without a murmur.
Her greatest pleasuie during life was in
making home cheerful and friends and
neighbors happy. It has been truly said
that to know her was to love her.
In her death her children have lost a
loving mother and the community one
of its most noble-hearted women. She
leaves four children , two boys and two
girls , and a host of friends to mourn her
death. Though separated from them
yet will she ever live in their hearts.
The funeral services were held on Sun
day at 3p.m. , at her late residence seven
miles north of Herndon , Kansas. They
were conducted by Rev. Reichart of
Herndon before a very large gathering
of neighbors and friends. On Monday
the remains were tenderly laid to rest in
Longview cemetery , there to await Ihe
Blessed hope that in Jesus is given ,
In our sorrow to cheer and sustain ,
That soon in the mansions of heaven
We shall meet with our loved ones again.
He has called tor some of our loved ones ,
We have seen them leave our side ;
With our Savior we shall meet them
When we , too , have crossed the tide.
When we've passed the vale of shadows
With its dark and chilling tide ,
In that bright and glorious city
We shall evermore abide.
WATCH FOR CIRCUS DAY.
Everybody Enthusiastic Over the
Coming : of the Blgr Rob
The advertised coming of the famous
John Robinson Greatest of All American
Shows to McCook , Monday , May i6th ,
has aroused wide-spread interest , and it
is safe to predict that the show will re
ceive an enthusiastic public welcome.
No show that has ever exhibited here
has ever been preceded by a more flat
tering reputation. The unusual merit
of this great show is known and appreci
ated , and it is doubtful whether any
other similiar exhibition could so thor
oughly arouse the show-going public ,
and create the same degree of anticipa
tory 'enthusiasm. The show has been
so thoroughly heralded that it would be
difficult to add anything new in the way
oft announcement , and attention can
simply be called again to the paramount
features of the great exhibition , which
include Louis Cyr , the strongest man in
the world ; the Harvey Family of world-
famous acrobats ; the Brothers LaRole ,
danger-defying aerialists ; the great Mil
ler Family of bicyclists ; Samuel Burt ,
whose feats of equilibrium on the inde
pendent ladder are simply marvelous ;
William Dutton , Julia Lovvlande , and a
dozen other famous lady and gentleman
riders , and a long list of novel attrac
tions to be seen only with this magnifi
cent exhibition. The John Robinson
menagerie , with its mammoth hippopot
amus and scores of dens of rare wild
beasts , is without an equal in the United
States , and the hippodrome races are
rendered thrillingly realistic by the in
troduction of the finest Kentucky and
Arabian horses. Circus day will be in
augurated with a brilliant street parade ,
which will leave the show grounds
promptly at 10 o'clock and traverse the
principal downtown streets. The dis
play will surpass anything of the kind
ever seen in this city. The great carved
dens of rare wild animals will be open to
the inspection of the public ; the im
mense resources of the show will be dis
played in scores of beautiful tableaux-
cars and hundreds of new and bewildering
--beautiful effects while
ingbeautiful processional ,
more than 350 high-class horses will
constitute an attraction irresistible to
those who find delight in the study of
the perfect equine.
Taken to Lancaster County.
Mrs. Flora Ohler has made application
in the district court for a writ of habeas
corpus to obtain possession of her daugh
ter , Naomi A. Gielday , who is at present
in the custody of Charles Shafer , of Red
Willow county. Mrs. Ohler relates that
by a decree issued b } ' the Lancaster
county court in 1893 , she was given the
care and custody of the child. She re
lates that Blr. Shafer enticed the girl to
live with-him and refuses to release her
at the applicant's request. Shafer , not
being an officer of the law , is alleged to
be without authority to restrain the girl
against her wish and the court is asked
to intervene and order him to give her
up. Judge Cornish has ordered the a\i-
thorities of Red Willow county to see
that the girl is brought before the Lan
caster county court so that the merits of
the case may be gone into. Thursday
morning's Lincoln Journal.
Commencing July ist there will be a
daily , except Sunday , star route mail
service from McCook to Hayes Center
by Box Elder , Osburn , Zimmer and
Thornburg. The distance is 51 miles.
Leaves McCook at 7 a. m. , arrives at
Hayes Center by 7 p. m. ; arrives at Mc
Cook at 7 p. m.
Also from McCook by Vailton to
Banksville , 21.50 miles , three times a
week. Leaving McCook at 7 a. m. on
Tuesday , Thursday and Saturday , arriv
ing at Banksville by 12:30 p. m. Leav
ing Banksville on Tuesday , Thursday
and Saturday at 1:30 p. m. and arriving
in McCook by 7 p. m.
The New M. E. Bishop.
Nebraska Methodists are a good deal
interested in the assignment of a new
bishop to Nebraska. The bishops are
now in session at Albion , Michigan. It
is likely that a bishop who has not yet
been assigned to Nebraska will now be
sent here. There are three of these ,
Bishops Fitzgerald , Joyce and Cranston.
As the last named was sent to Japan , it
is conjectured that it will be one of the
other two who is to be named for Ne
braska. Lincoln Journal.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
Since our lost report two licenses have
been issued by the county judge. Chas.
B. King and Alice Show. Samuel Mellen
and Bertha Dubarko. The latter couple
was married by Squire Berry , Tuesday
THE TRIBUNE and The Toledo Blade
for $1.25 a year , strictly in advance.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
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
8:00 : p.m. REV. HOWARD STOY ,
Priest in Charge.
BAPTIST Sunday Bible school at 10.
Preaching service at li ; subject , "How
Church Members Ought to Behave. "
Young People's Meeting at 7. Preach
ing service at 8 ; subject , "The Accepted
Call. " All are welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at 10.
Preaching at n ; subject , "God's Handi
work. " Class at 12. Junior League at
2:30. Epworlh League at 7. Preach-
jng at 8 ; subject , "Being Born Again. "
Prayer and Bible study , Wednesday ev
ening at 8 All are welcome.
JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS.
Miss Sophia Sepmeyer visited the
schools , Monday afternoon.
On account of the rainy weather ,
Wednesday , there was only one session
Miss Alice Whittaker was taken quite
sick in school , Monday , and is still ab
Rev. W. J. Turner of the Congrega
tional church talked to the school on
Monday in assembly.
There was a special lantern class , pro
ceeded by a talk on artists and their j
work , by the superintendent , for the
Twelfth grade , last evening.
The school is getting ready to send ;
its exhibit to the Omaha exposition. It
will consist of compositions , maps , draw
ings and problems in mathematics.
Miss Caroline Benjamin came down
from Benkleman , close of last week , and
has been the guest of her brother , E.
Benjamin. She visited the school , last
There was no meeting of the board of
education , Monday evening , on account
of the absence of a quorum. Consider
able interest attaches to the next meet
ing of the board as the hiring of teachers
for the ensuing year will likely bean item
of business at that time.
A few new appointments in the Spec
ial Work department were made , Mon
day , to fill the vacancies that will be
made by the Twelfth grade when they
graduate. Those who take the positions
are Walter Clark , Assembly room man
ager ; Vanch Plumb , librarian ; Edna
Garrard , usher ; Blanche McCarl and
Ethel Barnett , slide-keepers.
Lantern class tonight at 8 o'clock.
Reproductions of famous paintings by
modern masters , including the principal
works of Millais , Leigh ton , Alma Tade-
ma , Millet , Detaille , Messonier , Gabrial
Max and other equally noted painters.
For the second part of the programme
Mr. Valentine will read "Old Sile's
Clem. " Music by Blanche McCarl ,
Ethel Barnett and Elsie Burgess. Next
Friday , "The Americun Navy.
Married and Skipped.
Samuel Mellen was up before Squire
Berry , Tuesday night , charged with be
ing responsible for the unfortunate con
dition of a young woman named Bertha
Dubarko. After much consultation they
agreed to marry , and at about midnight
County Judge Bishop was called up , a
license was procured and Squire Berry
performed the ceremony. The groom
hired a a room at a hotel for the
bride and skipped the town by the first
train , and with money loaned him b } ' a
sister of the unfortunate girl.
THE TRIBUNE is pleased to observe
that there is a movement on foot to pro
vide some funds for the purpose of mak
ing improvements in the appearance of
the city park , and hopes in the near fut
ure to be able to announce more defin
itely the program. This project should
receive prompt and substantial assist
ance , and the opportunity may be given
to do so in return for something enjoy
able and entertaining.
The Ladies Circle of the G. A. R. will
hold a called meeting , in Odd Fellows
hall at 4 p. m. , Saturday , May 7th. All
members are urged to be present.
E. E. UTTER , President.
Tablets and Box Papers.
You will find a fine line of tablets and
box papers at this office for sale at very
reasonable figures and of the best qual-
The city council met in adjourned ses
sion , Saturday night with full board
Warrants in the sum of $4 each were
ordered issued to C. H. Meeker on gen
eral fund , and to H. Thole , J. M. Starr ,
Charles Kailey , Harry Barbazett , ' A. A.
Bates , T. M. Phillippi , Ed. Jeffers , C. A.
Leach , R. J. Predmore , George Elbert
and J. L. Clark on the fire fund.
Bills of E. J. Wilcox , C. G. Coglizer
and R. M. Osborn were rejected on ac
count of being illegal.
The bonds of Harry Barbazett and A.
C. Clyde were approved and license or
dered issued on payment of fee.
The treasurer's report was accepted
and placed on file.
Ordinance 73 regulating houses of ill-
fame , etc. , was passed under suspension
Ordinance 74 regulating tax on non
resident hawkers , peddlers , etc. , was
passed under suspension of rules.
Ordinance 75 also passed , the rules be
ing suspended. It provides for an occu
The clerk was instructed to have the
three ordinances printed in each of the
city papers , provided terms could be se
Report of Chief of Police Jordan was
read and placed on file.
Bid of C. G. Coglizer to do the street
sprinkling , police duty and-so-forth at
$50 per month was accepted.
J. G. Rogers was appointed night po
liceman and confirmed by the council.
Clerk was authorized to procure nec
essary blanks for treasurer as required
by ordinances 73 , 74 , 75 , also 500 vouch
ers for the fire department.
Council adjourned to next regular
A Dairy Rally.
On next Wednesday evening , May
nth , in the opera house , will be held a
grand dairy rally , under auspices of the
Beatrice Creamery Co. Governor Hoard
of Wisconsin , perhaps the most eminent
authority in the world on dairy interests ,
will address the meeting , and it is hoped
to make the rally a big success in the
line of stimulating dairying in South
Governor Hoard will arrive in the city
about four o'clock on Wednesday from
the east on a special train. The head
officers of the creamery company will
accompany him besides General Passen
ger Agent Francis , General Manager
Holdrege and others.
Arrangements have been made to have
Governor Hoard spend two days in Ne
braska. One day will be given to Lin
coln , where the company has the largest
creamery plant in the United States , and
the other day to Southwestern Nebraska ,
where many of the skimming stations of
the company are located. A special ef
fort will be made to draw all interested
people in this part of the state to the
meeting in McCook.
The value of the dairy is but little ap
preciated , perhaps little known , and this
effort to enlighten and stimulate public
opinion and action should receive cor
dial assistance from the people of this
section of Nebraska.
While the party is here drives will be
made in various directions from the city ,
to give the visitors an opportunity to
see our surrounding country. Every
thing possible should be done by our
people to make this occasion worthy of
us and the interest sought to be advanced.
Come out and hear the enthusiastic gov
Just before we go to press , this morn
ing , a telegram from General Superin
tendent Marple announces that the meet
ing for this place has been declared off ,
and that explanation will follow by let
The filings and releases of mortgages
for the month of April were as follows :
Farm mortgages filed , $4,853.98 ; released ,
$14,814.43. City filings , $1,550 ; releases ,
$647.32. Chattels filed , $34,223.53 ; re
leased , $13,001.14. Eight sheriff deeds
were filed during the month.
During the month of May , I will be in
McCook , Saturday the 7th and 2ist.
Regular examination the 2ist. I will
hold a special examination at the schoolhouse -
house in Indianola , May I4th.
LILLIAN M. WELBORN ,
CEDARS ! CEDARS !
Choice lot of home grown Cedars for
hedge , cemetery and ornamental pur
poses , at grounds east of C. L. DeGroff
& Co.'s , opposite Union Hotel. Call
and see them. Orders left at TRIBUNE
office promptly attended to. '
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
See McRIillen's new stock of WALL
WANTED Shorthand pupils by L. W.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint atMcMillen's
If anybody complains of too much
water , drown him on the spot.
The Thornburg-Box Elder star route
will become daily after July , first.
HOUSE-CLEANING Leave orders for
man to do house-cleaning at TRIBUNE
The Stars had a very interesting pro
gram of entertainment at their regular
meeting , Monday evening.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the M. E.
church will serve dinner in the Menard
building show day , May j6th.
C. L. Miller , the restauranteur , has
bloomed out with a handsome'wagon
for the delivery of his wares over the
J. J. Garrard of the Standard restaur
ant has improved the appearance of his
place of business with the aid and con
sent of the paper-hangers.
The appointments of Francis M. Rath-
bun to be register and of Joel A. Piper
to be receiver of the McCook laud office ,
have been confirmed by the senate.
"The Mystic Star" was issued from
the press on Tuesday of this week , and is
) eing mailed to its many subscribers in
the growing order by which it is issued.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice , May ist : Mr.
Lwely Both , J.ECook , George Fentress ,
Ola Larson , C. I. Pane , Mary Snok , G.T.
The people of Indianola will enjoy a
musical treat during the commencement
exercises of their public school the Bri
gade band of our city will provide the
A strawberry festival in the Congrega
tional church , Thursday evening , May
igth. Read next week's papers to know
what a novel feast is in store for those
The state board has finished its assess
ment of railroad property. There has
been an increase of half a Hiilliondollars
in the assessment , which now aggregates
the sum of 26 millions.
Notice for Bids.
Sealed bids are hereby invited for the
plastering and painting of the parsonage
of the M. E. church of McCook.
Bids to be separate and filed with R.
A. Green on or before the ith of May ,
1898. The committee reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.
J. A. BADCON ,
Clean Your Alleys.
Attention is called to the ordinance re
quiring property-owners to clean up
about their premises. There is a heavy
fine for violation or failure to comply
with this ordinance , and the immediate
attention of all is called to this matter.
The ordinance will be strictly enforced.
Clean up ! ED. JORDAN , Marshal.
2O Acres Bottom Land
Under the ditch. Will lease in small
tracts to be planted to potatoes. In
quire at U. S. Land Office.
Supt. Campbell left for a trip over the
Cheyenne line , last night.
W. S. MORLAN and W. R. Starr went
down to Lincoln on legal business , last
There was quite a heavy frost and a
freeze , this morning , but it is not likely
fruit is seriously injured.
MRS. DORA ARCHIBALD arrived home ,
this morning , from Denver , where she
has been visiting her daughter , Mrs. F.
The heavy rains , this week , made it
necessary to railroad with great care on
account of soft roadbed , hence trains
have been a little late.
Brakeman F. D. Griffith is down on
the Hastings-Oberlin run vice Brake
man L. M. Best , who has returned to
McCook and is now running on the
The company is now doing the long
contemplated work of fencing in the
land owned by it between the main
town and South McCook. This is being
done to provide facilities for shipping
sheep , and the sheep pens will be moved
from the west to the east end of the
yard. Turnstiles will be provided for
the accommodation of the public.
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