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SEVENTEENTH YEAR. MeCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY ; NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. MAY 27,1898. NUMBER 2
An Economical Move.
The new electric light poles have been
placed a number of feet farther out from
'the side walk , and we understand that
it is the purpose of the city authorities
to grade the streets narrower in the
future , allowing individual lot owners to
make grass plots between the sidewalk
ttnd the street line , if they so desire.
This will obviate the danger of injuring
trees by grading too near their roots ,
and will also remove the electric light
wires farther from the trees , which are a
source of loss of power. The city will
save in the expense of grading by this
arrangement and the appearance of the
' streets may be improved if the grass plat
idea is carried out as some propose to.
Badly Cut by Wire.
Tuesday night , while on his way fo
'the Wilcox ranch , Leslie Clark had his
right foot and leg badly cut in the barb
wire. As he was riding along his horse
became frightened by a man in the road.
The animal shied against a barb wire
' fence , which cut his foot and leg severe
ly. He went on home and did not call
for a surgeon's care until Wednesday
morning. If blood poisoning does not
S set in he will be all right in a short time ;
.but the delay in seeking medical atten
dance may cause him some pain and
Death of an Aged Citizen.
N. J. Latimer , the aged father of G. B.
Xatimer , mail carrier on the Box Elder-
Thornburg star route , died on Monday
night of this week , having been in feeble
health for some time. The funeral was
held from the residence in the north
western part of the city , Wednesday
morning , at eleven o'clock , Rev. J. A.
Badcon officiating at the services. The
deceased was in his eighty-first year.
The bereaved cues have much sj'nipa-
thy in the passing of their loved one.
Another Fine Rain , Monday.
This section of Nebraska was visited
"by a fine soaking rain , Monday after
noon , which will still further improve
our present magnificent crop prospects.
Though accompanied by considerable
liail , it is not thought that any damage
worth mentioning was caused. Truly ,
Nebraska is in the front rank now , and
if her present splendid crop prospects
shall mature without serious damage ,
the result will be unprecedented in the
"history of the state.
Flowers for Memorial Day.
All daughters of veterans are requested
to meet at 9 a. ni. May 3Oth , in Christian
tabernacle to arrange the flowers for
decorating the graves of our departed
heroes. As the season is late we give
a general invitation to all who have
rflowers to bring or send them to the
tabernacle at 9 a. m. A committee to
solicit has been appointed , the members
, f which will wear the official badge of
the Ladies Circle of the G. A. R.
MATIE G. WELLES.
The hail storm , Monday noon , was
quite severe in the neighborhood of John
W. Jones' farm , eight or ten miles south
west of the city. Crops were damaged
somewhat. Mr. Jones thinksrhis field of
rye was practically destroyed. Chickens
were killed in that neighborhood. For
tunately the range of the storm was nar
A Dismal Failure.
The effort to enlist a company here for
the new Third Nebraska regiment was a
dismal and humiliating failure. Nobody
wanted to enlist when it came to the
pinch , and the whole movement fell to
the ground. For a'town that boasts of
its patriotism , this is not a proud mo
ment for us , to say the least.
An Uncommon Pet.
Last Saturday H. P. Sutton received
from his mother in Louisiana a young
pet alligator. The saurian is but a few
inches in length and its teeth are as
small and sharp as needles. It will be
quite an addition to the boys' menagerie ,
and will give the show business an im
Death of Baby Matson.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
IMatson passed into the spirit land , last
Friday. The remains were taken to
Cedar Bluffs , Kansas , and buried in the
"cemetery at that place.
"UNCLE SAM'S NAVY. "
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copy of the peerless "Uncle Sam's
V Navy" Portfolios , at THE TRIBUNE
office. The supply is limited , so
call early before the assortment is
UNCLE SAM'S NAVY COUPON
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
A. C. TEEL of Indianola had business
in the city , Wednesday.
DORSIE SHEPHERD departed on No. 2 ,
Tuesday morning , for Iowa.
W. C. BULLARD had business in the
city , last Friday , between trains.
A. G. DOLE went up to Stratton , mid
week , to attend to sonic business matters.
JOHN STONE was down from Mayweed -
wood , Frontier county , first of the week.
MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM FISCHER
were down from Carrico , last Friday.
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN of the Citizens
Bank was a Lincoln visitor , first of the
TREASURER AND MRS. J. B. MESERVE
returned to Lincoln , Wednesday evening
on No. 6.
MRS. M. H. ELLIS is here from Chica
go on a visit to her sister , Mrs. James
MiSS GRACE SHEPHERD made a visit
to Hastings , Monday night , after com
REV. W. J. TURNER will deliver the
address before the graduating class at
Franklin academy on June ijth.
MR. FURBUSH , brother of Mrs. A.
Barnett , was in the city , Tuesday. - He
is a traveling man for an eastern furnit
MRS. H. THRAILKILL- the chil
dren are here1 from California on a visit
JAMES MCCALLUM has been up from
Indianola , a few days this week , visiting
his friend , Fred Beardslee.
MICHAEL WALSH arrived from Denver
Wednesday morning on No. 2 , and will
remain here with his brother.
M. J. ABBOTT of the Hayes Center Re
publican was a city guest , Wednesday ,
on his way home from a visit down east.
Miss MIMA RICHARDSON , who has
been studying music in Lincoln for a
number of mouths , returned home , Tues
day night on No. 5.
MRS. HOLMES and daughter , Mrs.R.G.
Helm departed , yesterday , for Colorado
Springs , Colorado , on account of the
health of the latter.
MRS. P. WALSH has been visiting in
Denver , part of this week , to see Mike
Walsh , who is .in a hospital there and
may come here to live.
MR. AND MRS. GEORGE C. HILL came
up from Indianola , Saturday night , and
were the guests of her parents , Mr. and
Mrs. I. M. Beardslee. Mr. Hill returned
home on the late train , Sunday night.
MiSS M. RULE of Kewaunee , Illinois ,
departed for home , Monday evening ,
after a visit of a few days in this vicinity.
She has some property up near Quick
postoflice and has been out looking after
CHARLIE NORTHRUP'S many warm
friends in the city will be pleased to
learn that he has been appointed a cor
poral in the Exposition Guards at Oma
ha , in a critical examination with some
MR. AND MRS. C. ARMSTRONG came
down from Culbertson , Wednesday even
ing , and on Thursday morning's train
left for California , whither they go on
account of his health , which is quite im
paired at this time.
DAVE F. SMITH , Nasby and newspa
perman , Wilsonville , sojourned in the
city , Monday night , on a delicate mis
sion. As we have had occasion to re
mark in the past , Dave is not a first-
class guesser , if he has good taste.
MRS. L. I. KIPLINGER of Creston ,
Iowa , who has been visiting Mrs. S. E.
Callen , departed for Colorado Springs ,
Colorado , Monday morning , where her
husband is now located and where they
expect to make their home for his health.
ELMER KAY , so a private letter brings
the information , has entered the army
as a musician , and has gone to Tampa ,
Florida , with the Illinois volunteers.
His pay in the office he holds with a big
mining company in Chicago goes on as
J. B. CUNNINGHAM , national bank ex
aminer , with headquarters at Topeka ,
Kansas , was in the city , Saturday , ex
amining the First National bank , which
he declares has its business affairs in
most orderly shape and is in very pros
ERNEST MCCONNELL and family
have been spending the week in
the city , guests of his sister , Mrs.
Albert McMillen. He is still running
on the Canadian Pacific , with his home
at Toronto , and was called to Trenton ,
recently , by the death of his father , but
unfortunately did not arrive there until
a few hours after the death of his father.
A Most Distressing Accident.
About half past three o'clock , yester
day afternoon , Charles H. McCarl met
with an accident in the yards here which
resultsd in his dea'th at about a quarter
past five. He was going west on freight
train No. 77 , which train was being
made up and was about ready to start.
He was engaged in coupling the air
brake hose when some additional cars
were switched in against the train and
he was caught by the wheels , run over
and fatally injured. His left arm and
leg were cut off. the leg close to the
body. He lingered for an hour and three
quarters in a conscious condition almost
to the last , when he passed away in the
arms of his wife and in the presence of
his mother and brothers , Tom and Ray ,
and bister Blanche , and a number of
near and dear friends of the families. It
was one of the saddest and most distress
ing scenes ever enacted in our commun
ity , and cast a gloom over many hearts ,
prostrating those connected with the de
ceased with the teuderest ties of earth.
The accident was one of the saddest
which ever occurred in our community ,
and no blame is laid at the company's
door. This was to have been the last
trip made by the youug man as a freight
brakeman , as he was to have bean pro
uioted to freight conductor and removed
to Oxford. THE TRIBUNE expresses
the profoundest sentiment of this entire
community when it extends its siucerest
sympathy to the dear ones of the de
A telegram was sent at once to Bert
and Miss Ida , who had just arrived in
Chicago in their search for health , and
they are expected home tonight.
Charles H.McCarl was one of McCook's
most popular , sterling young men , and
his tragic death is a personal loss to
The funeral will take place , Sunday af
ternoon , at two o'clock , from the late
residence of the departed. Services will
be conducted by Rev. J. A. Badcon. All
friends are invited.
The City Council.
The municipal fathers were in regular
session , Monday evening , all present but
Report of Herman Thole , as steward
and J. M. Starr , as secretary of the hook
and ladder company , was read and
placed on file
Following bills were allowed and war
rants ordered issued :
R. J. Predmore $ 2 oo
George Elbert 2 oo
F. D. Burgess 2 oo
F. M. Kimmell 22 85
J. G. Rogers 40 oo
C. G. Coglizer 50 oo
Ed. Jordan 60 oo
C. L. Miller 9 oo
Warrants of Rogers , Coglizer and Jor
dan not to be issued until June ist.
Warrant of Kimmell not to be issued
until affidavits of publication of ordi
nances are approved by city attorney.
A motion was carried to the affect that
the time of sprinkling lawns in the even
ing be from 6 to 8 o'clock.
Bill of Barnett Lumber Co. was re
ferred back to finance committee for
On motion the use of the city hall was
tendered J. B. Meserve for recruiting of
The sexton was notified not to sprinkle
cemetery lots on which the water tax
has not paid , under penalty of having
amount of tax on such lots deducted
from his salary. Adjourned.
Spain-Ancient and Modern.
Spain Ancient and Modern was the
subject of an illustrated lecture delivered
in the school assembly room , Tuesday
evening of this week , by Rev. E. P. Chit-
teuden. The lecture was a very instuct-
ive and entertaining one , and deserved a
larger attendance than was accorded it.
The entertainment- under auspices
of the Ladies' XJuild of the Episcopal
D. L. DARR is a new employe of the
Barnett Lumber Co. , at this place.
A. A. BATES and family returned from
their Decatur county visit , Wednesday.
REV. J. W. KIMMEL of Leavenworth ,
Kansas , is in the city on business , to
MRS. J. F. KENYON went down to
Lincoln , Wednesday on No. 2 , returning
home on 3 , yesterday.
W. W. MARBLE , general superintend
ent of the Beatrice Creamery Co. , was in
the city , Thursday , making arrange
ments for the opening of the separator
station here , next Tuesday.
LEWIS FARLIN , a former Red Willow
county farmer , writes from Villisca , near
where he is now farming , over in Iowa ,
that the weather is all that could be de
sired for crops ; small grain fine ; corn
coming nicely ; fruit prospects good.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CHRISTIAN Bible school each Lord's
day at 10 a. in. Social and communion
services at n a. in. Y. P. S. C. E. at 7
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. in.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HlCKEY , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Sunday-school at 11:00 : a.
ni. Evening service at 8:00 p. m. Even
song and instruction on Thursdays at
8:00p.m. : REV. HOWARD STOY ,
Priest in Charge.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ten.
Preaching at n. Junior League at 2:30.
Epworth League at 7. Preaching at 8.
Prayer and Bible study at 8 , Wednesday
evening. All are welcome.
JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday Bible school at 10.
We join in Union Memorial service at
the M. E. church at 11. Junior Union
at 3. Baptist Young People's Union at
7. A patriotic service , by request , at 8.
Music and decorations appropriate for
the occasion All are made welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
ten. The church joins in union Me
morial services in the Methodist church
at eleven. Junior Endeavor at three.
Endeavor at seven. Evening subject ,
"God Our Defender. " An invitation
extended to all to attend these services.
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
The Methodist parsonage is well under
way , and the Congregationalists have
about decided upon plans and specifica
tions for their parsonage.
No Congregational services were held
on last Sunday morning , out of respect
for the memory of Mrs. J. A. Badcon ,
whose funeral occurred from the Metho
dist church at 10:30. :
We are requested to announce that
Mrs. Hines will be at the Christian
tabernacle on the evening of the 27th at
S o'clock , instead of on the 2gth as an
nounced in a late issue of the paper. Re
member the change.
Decoration Day Program.
i. Assemble at the tabernacle build
ing at 2 p. in. , the band playing at en
2. Hyinn"Aiuerica"by school choir ,
3. Selection by the band.
4. Song , by Congregational church
5. Prayer , by Rev. Turner.
6. Reading of orders by Acting-Adju
7. Song , by the school.
8. Oration , by Comrade William R.
Burton of Hastings.
9. Song , by the church choir.
10. Selection by the band , while the
parade is formed by Justin A. Wilcox
and aids , and march begun to the ceme
tery in the following order : Band ; Pres
ident of the day with mayor and orators
in carriage ; Post and old soldiers and
sailors in carriages commanded by Act
ing-Commander J. H. Yarger ; Ladies of
the G. A. R. McCook Circle No. 33 ,
Mrs. E. E. Utter , President in Charge ;
churches ; civic , societies ; citizens in car
riages , wagons and on horseback.
ii. At the cemetery the parade will
be reformed and march to the graves es
corted by the band , where graves of de
ceased comrades will be decorated by
the Grand Army under its ritual.
12. The lot selected for monument to
the unknown dead and the heroes who
perished with the Maine will then be
dedicated : Song ; Prayer ; Dedicatory
address , by Comrade W. R. Starr ; Flor
al offerings ; return to conveyances es
corted by the band.
All civic societies and organized bodies
ies are cordially invited to join with us
in the decoration services and parade ,
and all are requested to remain in the
parade until the return from the ceme
COMMITTEE OP ARRANGEMENT ,
J. S. LEHEW , Chairman.
The Congregational church was crowd
ed , Sunday evening last , upon which oc
casion Rev. Turner addressed the grad
uating class , which numbers twenty-one.
He took for the basis of his earnest , elo
quent sermon , "The Life Indeed. " The
choir sang special music , and the event
was pleasurable and instructive , one to
gladden the hearts of all. Rev. P. C.
Johnson of Tecumseh uttered an earnest
touching petition. Palms and cut flow
ers were the beautiful decorative effects.
The baccalaureate was a fitting inaugur
al of commencement week.
KNUD STANGLAND arrived home , this
morning , from his western experience ,
quite satisfied to remain in McCook.
Mrs. James A. Badcon.
Last Sunday morning witnessed the
last of earth for Mrs. James A. Badcon ,
whose death , last Thursday morning ,
was briefly announced in our last issue.
The funeral services were held in the
Methodist church at 10:30 in the morn
ing , and the church was entirely inade
quate to accommodate those who sought
to pay a last tribute to the memory of a
noble Christian woman. The sermon
was preached by Rev. P. C. Johnson of
Tecumseh , and he was assisted in the
services by Presiding Elder C. A. Hale
of Holdrege , Rev. T. H. Dry of Bloomington -
ington , and Rev. W. J. Turner of the
McCook Congregational church. The
services were very impressive and touch
ing. The floral tributes at the church
and zlt the grave were numerous and
beautiful. Following we give an obitu
ary notice by a friend :
[ Mariaui P. Trenchard was born at
Wellington , Somersetshire , England ,
June 14 , 1846 , died in McCook , Neb. ,
May I , 1898. At the age of seventeen
years she graduated from the high
schools of Wellington. She was con
verted at the age of eighteen and united
with the Wesleyau Methodist church of
which she was an active and consistent
member until coming to America when
she with her husband united with the
M. E. church. She was married to J. A.
Badcon October 29 , 1868. Of this union
five children , one daughter and four
, sous , were born. The daughter died in
England and the husband and four sons
live to mourn the loss of a devoted wife
and mother. All excepting her son Ar
thur , who was detained by sickness ,
were at her bedside when she died. She
with her husband came to America in
1875 , when her husband accepted work
in one of the Ohio conferences. In iSSo
they removed to the Nebraska confer
ence and in 1885 came to the West Ne
In the death of Sister Badcon the
churches of McCook of all denomina
tions have losta true friend , for although
she had identified herself with the M. E.
church , her hand , her heart , and her
prayer were given in the interest of
God's people of whatever name or con
dition. Hence it is not our loss , but the
cause of Christ in McCook has lost a true
and tiraless worker. The greater part of
her life was spent as the wife of an itin
erant preacher , and in all its trials and
privations she was always cheerful , thus
giving strength and helpfulness to her
husband in his chosen work. A few
days before her death she said "Con
tinue to preach the Gospel , " almost her
last words to him.
The funeral services were held in the
M. E. church on Sunday , the sermon be
ing preached by Dr. P. C. Johnson of
Tecumseh , assisted by Elder C. A. Hale
of Holdrege , T. H. Dry of Blooinington
and J. W. Turner of the Congregational
church , and the body was laid to rest in
our beautiful Longview cemetery. ]
RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
Hall of McCook Lodge , No. 137 , I.
O. O. F. Whereas , It has pleased our
Heavenly Master to call from earth to
His mansions above the soul of Sister
Badcon , wife our well beloved brother ,
J. A. Badcou , therefore be it
Resolved , That we extend to the fam
ily our most heartfelt sympathy in this
time of great bereavement , and as a ray
of light from that angel-tenanted tomb
shines around their loved one's grave ,
may they look to Him Whose gentle
hand shall wipe away all the tears from
their eyes , in Whom is all comfort and
consolation and Who doeth all things
well ; and be it further
Resolved , That these resolutions be
published and spread upon the records
of this lodge , and a copy presented to
the bereaved husband and family.
McCook , Neb. , May 20 , 1898.
A WORD OF THANKS' .
We desire in this way to express to the
kind friends in McCook our heartfelt
thanks for the assistance given and the
many kind expressions of sympathy
and words of comfort received during
the illness and death of wife and mother ,
assuring the clear friends that wherever
our lot may be cast you will always be
held in grateful remembrance and our
prayer will ever be for you.
J. A. BADCON AND FAMILY.
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS.
Commencement exercises in the opera
house , this evening.
The grammar school held its closing
exercises yesterday afternoon.
Misses Marie Gibbous and Maude
Doan were school visitors , Monday after
E. Hopt of the Seventh and Eighth
grades , spent Sunday with his parents in
the east end of the county.
The closing exercises of the West ward
were held , on Thursday , and the high
school and grammar grades elected two
representatives from each grade to at
tend. They report an excellent pro
The East Ward Primary entertain
ment , postponed from Thursday evening
on account of the weather , will be given
on Saturday evening in the Assembly
room at 8:30. Friends of the little ones
are invited to be present.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
COBS ! COBS ! COBS ! W. C. Bullard &
See McMilleu's new stock of WALL
WANTED Shorthand pupils by L. W.
September 27th to October ist will be
the reunion dates.
C. B. Gray has moved upstairs over
the Everist & Marsh meat market.
A. Barnett is having his residence
painted a lighter shade , of three coats.
The "bare-foot brigade" has been mus
tered in for the summer campaign.
McCook shows many signs of better
times in numerous attractive improve
ments and conveniences.
"Campbell Bros. ' United Shows" are
headed this way. They claim to be the
sultriest thing on the island.
A. G. Dole writes hail insurance.
Total loss , full paNe charge for cut
ting , threshing or marketing.
Fifteen cents will buy a box of pa
per at THE TRIBUNE office that will
surprise and please you for quality.
Cut out a coupon and bring it with ten
cents to THE TRIBUNE office and get a
copy of "Uncle Sam's Navy Portfolios. "
Call on the Barnett Co. , and get a
screen door for $ r , that will stop the
festive fly. This price includes trim
Work was commenced , Tuesday , on
the foundation of the new court house ,
under the superintendency of C. H.
That is an of ! day now that doesn't
bring a nice shower or a soaking rain.
That of Thursday morning was especial
The first of the week , J. A. Wilcox &
Son moved back into their old quarters ,
in the Union block , recently vacated by
I. M. Beardslee.
You want one of our series of "Uncle
Sam's Naval Portfolios" . They are
handsome and cheap. A coupon and ten
cents gets a copy.
No session of Star of Jupiter on Mon
day evening , for the reason that the
threatened storm kept away even a. quo
rum of the membership.
Don't forget to call on the Barnett
Lumber Co. when in need of any kind of
building material. We also have a large
stock of stove wood on hand.
J. E. Kelley has built an addition to
his house which will greatly add to the
appearauce of the place. The Barnett
Lumber Co. furnished the lumber.
The circus fever is raging with unabat
ed virulence among the youth of the
city , and the disciples of Esculapius and
the apothecary shops are in great de
More people in McCook and Western
Red Willow county read THE MeCOOK
TRIBUNE than any other paper published
on earth. It's the most profitable ad
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice on May 22d.
Mr. F. S. Johnson , Melchior & Pecot ,
Miss Bertha Pate , And. Sherman , W. C.
Tabor , A. H. Washburn.
Now that the land on the west side of
the city is being plowed up it would be
a good idea to secure some regular , laid-
out roads , especially one to the cemeter
ies. This matter should receive early
and prompt attention , and necessary
work should be done on the same.
Most of the travel in that direction for
many years has been over private or cor
A gang of gypsies drove into the city ,
first of the week , from the west , ami
making themselves rather obnoxious ,
were invited to move on. They left for
the east on Tuesday. They have the
appearance of being a hard lot of citi
zens. There are four or five wagon loads
of them , and they are of all ages from
infancy to old age. We hear of some
tales of poaching done by the gang
during their short stay here.
2O Acres Bottom Land
Under the ditch. Will lease in small
tracts to be planted to potatoes. In
quire at U. S. Land Office.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint atMcMillen's
COBS ! COBS ! COBS ! W. C. Bullard &
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