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SEVENTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA/FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 1O , 1898. NUMBER 4
Reserved Seats Reduced.
The entire section of reserved seats in
Cullins Bros. ' "New Enormous" show
fell , Tuesday night , during the perform
ance , throwing about a hundred specta
tors to the ground in a confused mass ,
injuring a few quite seriously and a
Norman Campbell sustained a fracture
of the right leg just above the ankle.
( This is his crippled leg ) Mrs. A.
Campbell also sustained u painfully
George J. Burgess escaped with a
slightly sprained or stmined ankle , and
is able to hobble about to business.
Guy Murphy of Cambridge sustained
severe and painful injury , the tendons of
his left leg being torn lose on both sides
of his ankle , and a severe bruise of the
calf of his left leg. He suffers much
pain from his injuries
Mrs. A. Campbell's injuries were quite
painful and extensive , indeed her es
cape from a broken leg was quite nar
row.Mabel Kendall received injuries about
an ankle that have laid her up a few
A number of others sustained slight
scratches , bruises etc. , but fortunately
escaped any serious results.
The break-down was doubtless caused
by the seats not being properly anchored ,
the slope of the ground and the soft con
dition of the ground.
The show people rendered willing as
sistance to the injured , who were as
soon as possible removed to their homes
and given surgical attention.
Considering everything the net results
were less serious than might have been
expected from such an accident.
Supt. Valentine Resigns.
The resignation of Supt. Valentine of
the public schools was received and ac
cepted at the regular meeting of the
board of education , Monday evening.
While THE TRIBUNE has not been at
one with Supt. Valentine in all things ,
it has not been at any time at serious va
riance with his conduct of the McCook
public schools , and at this time , as his
relations with us as an educator have
been severed at his request , we feel free
to bear willing and frank testimony to
his genius and energy as an educator.
He has few superiors in the state , and
he will be missed from our system , with
winch he has been successfully connect
ed during the past eight years , and in
which he has set a pace and a style that
will not be easily duplicated or improved
Whoever shall be his successor will
fall heir to a system that is the pride
of this city and is not exceeded in the
state in many respects.
A Large Transaction.
S. M. Cochran & Co. sold their stock
of wheat , last week , at $1.15 a bushel on
board cars here. This was about the
top of the market , which soon after
dropped forty or fifty cents. The check
called for between five and six thousand
dollars , and it is safe to state that the
boys both felt better after the check was
received here in payment of the ship
ment , as there has been a fear since
southern wheat arrived on the northern
market that the price would slump
badly , which indeed was the case about
the time they sold.
Patriotism the Higher.
McCook's flat failure to take advant
age of au opportunity to organize a volun
teer company here is giving the valley's
finest a raw bit of the most undesirable
advertising the town has received in
many moons. The mistake is perhaps
more clearly seen and more keenly ap
preciated now than when the opportun
ity was disdainfully slighted. But more
broadly patriotic people are pushing
company L to a full quota. Patriotism
is higher than partisanship.
On Logan's Staff.
THE TRIBUNE hastens to correct a re
cent item with regard to Elmer Kay :
He is a member of John A. Logan , Jr.'s
cavalry regiment of Illinois volunteers ,
and is on Logan's staff as chief bugler ,
but has not gone south with the Illinois
troops "as we stated. The Logan regi
ment has not been called into service.
Judd Kay is in Chicago visiting Elmer.
"UNCLE SAM'S NAVY.
This coupon and ten cents get a
of the peerless "Uncle Sam's
Portfolios , at THE TRIBUNE
C of roThe supply is limited , so
the early before the assortment is
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
MRS. CARL BERRY is reported ver >
C. H. MEEKER went in to Omaha ,
yesterday , on 6.
WILL AND ANDERW EATON have re
turned to the city. *
GEORGE HOCKNELL went up to Den
ver , this morning.
A. C. CLYDE and bride arrived in the
city , last Friday night.
Miss MINNIE HARRIS was a Lincoln
hotel guest , Wednesday.
ADAM GRASS was up from Hastings ,
Wednesday , on business.
H. H. TROTH is making improvements
to his residence , this week.
C. V. KERR of Hastings was the guest
of Register Campbell , Sunday.
MRS. C. E. POPE is visiting in Lincoln ,
this week , while a sister graduates.
GEORGE H. THOMAS is spending part
of his summer vacation in Lincoln.
TREASURER AND MRS. J. B. MESERVE
returned to Lincoln , Sunday on No. 6.
MRS. V. H. SOLLIDAY expects to take
in Maccabee Day at the Omaha exposi
MRS. J. E. KELLEY went to Omaha ,
Wednesday on 6 , on a visit to the exposi
MRS. W. F. LAWSON and the children
went up to Denver , this morning , on a
C. A. Ward left -
on 2 , j-esterday morn
ing , for a visit of a few weeks in the
MRS. A. J. THOMAS of Dundy county
is visiting in the city , guest of Mrs. T. B.
J. A. HAMMOND , deputy county clerk ,
went down to Hastings , Tuesday after
noon on 6 , on business.
DR. W. V. GAGE has been in Denver ,
part of the week , attending the national
meeting of physicians.
VANCH PLUMB , who has been attend
ing school here , the past session , return
ed to Daubury , Wednesday.
BARTON AND FRED HILL are back
from the south and will make their
home here with their sisters.
MR. VALENTINE went down to the
farm near Bartley , Monday morning ,
and is the guest of Erwiu Hopt.
C. E. HAUSE , who has been here estab
lishing the separator station , left for
Grant , Nebraska , the close of last week.
ERNEST CORDEAL returned home ,
last Friday night , from Lincoln , where
he has been attending the state univer
WILLIAM SIMPSON was over from Nor
ton , Kansas , last Friday , on business ,
leaving for St. Joe , Saturday morning ,
on a business trip.
E. S. SNIVELY of the Beatrice Cream
ery Co. was around , Monday , settling
up the stock collections of the McCook
MRS. IMOGENS ROWELL and daughter
Grace arrived from Mt. Ayr , Wednesday
morning , and are visiting relatives in
their former home.
MRS. G. A. NOREN attended the com
mencement exercises of the state uni
versity at Lincoln , Thursday , when Miss
Seluia was graduated.
MRS. R. A. METZNER of Alma , who
is here on a visit to her sister , Mrs. J. B.
Ballard , is very seriously ill. Mr. Itletz-
ner was summoned here , first of the
C. L. DEGROFK of Nebraska City is
liere making purchases of fall stock for
his mercantile establishment at this
point. His little daughter Anna accom
MISSES FLORENCE THOMPSON , Daisy
[ ackson and Martha Battershall and
Messrs. C. T. Watson and J. N. Purvis
drove over to Quick to attend the fun
eral of Bessie McBride , Tuesday.
Miss SELMA NOREN of our city was
graduated , Thursday , from the college
of literature of the Nebraska university
with the degree of bachelor of arts. THE
TRIBUNE extends congratulations.
RECEIVER GIBBONS has had his
dwelling at Orleans repaired and repaint
ed in anticipation of their return to
Orleans after the termination of his re
ceivership of the McCook land office.
Miss ELIZABETH THOMSON went
down to Lincoln , Monday , to witness
the university commencement exercises
on Thursday. On Friday she went to
Omaha to install the McCook public
school exhibit at the exposition.
W. M. J < ewis is an applicant for a
druggist's permit to sell malt , spiritous
atrl 1 < < ri ftMe 1tnwr t-c ? * " fli& T\ltlTf1t1cr ATI
Bessie McBride Dead.
Word xvas telegraphed here , Monday
of the death of Bessie McBride , Sunda ;
morning , on the farm home over ii
Frontier county , of quick consumption
Bessie recently spent some time here
seeking medical aid and her tnan >
friends then noted her precarious condi
tion tvith silent sorrow ; nevertheless the
announcement of her death came will
unexpected force and sadness.
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. E. J. Vivian of Box Elder at the
home , Tuesday morning at ten o'clock
There was a large attendance of sympa
thizing neighbors and friends. The
floral offerings were profuse and beauti
ful , attesting the tender sentiments o ;
love felt toward the departed. The re
mains were laid away in the virgin soil
of quiet Garden Prairie cemetery near
THE TRIBUNE voices the sentiment o :
a host ofMcCook friends of the deceaset
and of the family in expressing its siu-
ccrest , deepest sympathy for all the be
reaved ones. The following people from
our city attended the funeral : Mr. ami
Mrs. Frank Stillman , Mrs. F. D. Burgess ,
Mrs. S. A. Moore , Misses Florence
Thompson , Daisy Jackson and Martha
Battershall , Messrs. C. T. Watson and
J. N. Purvis.
[ BESSIE MCBRIDE , the much-beloved
daughter of D. L- McBride , passed from
this world of cares and trials , Sunday
afternoon , June 5th , 1898 , between one
and two o'clock , to that better land
above , where all is peace and joy.
Bessie was born in Illinois on March
I5th , 1878. Came to McCook in 1889 ,
where she formed a very Jarge acquaint
ance. She came up onto the farm in
Frontier county with the family in 1890
and has lived in that neighborhood most
of the time since. Bessie was one of
Frontier county's most promising teach
ers , having taught with great success and
complete satisfaction a number of terms
of school. She isJcnown by most of the
young people of her age in Frontier
county and none have formed her ac
quaintance but to love and respect her.
She was one of our best 3oung ladies ,
doing good wherever she went. She
was a member of the Baptist church and
in active worker in the Sunday-schools ,
ever ready to do her part in the cause of
the Master. The community at large
will miss her. The Garden Prairie so
ciety has lost an energetic , zealous
worker. The family will always remem
ber her as kind , loving and ever ready
to help each and all. Thus hath passed
away from earth another of our bright
gems to dwell with the angels. M.W.Q. ]
McCook Will Celebrate.
Responsive to call , a meeting was held
in the city hall , Wednesday evening , to
consider the advisibility of having a
Fourth of July celebration. It was the
unanimous opinion that a celebration
should be held and an executive com
mittee was selected to have the matter
in charge. This committee is composed
as follows : L. W. McConnell , Frank
Harris , C. A. Leach , John R. Roxby and
E. H. Doan. This committee was em
powered to name all sub-committees.
They have named a soliciting committee
as follows : F. A. Penuell , C. F. Babcock -
cock , J. E. Kelley , L. W. Stayner , D. A.
Lucas , E. J. Wilcox , John R. Roxby ,
and Gustave Budig. The gentlemen aie
now circulating around among our busi
ness men and citizens to secure the "sin
ews of war" for a successful celebration ,
such as is proposed and will be had. As
plans are being decided upon fuller men
tion will be made in these columns.
But we can say with entire confidence
that an old-time celebration will be held.
A Corrected List.
Our list of graves decorated , Memorial
day , was incomplete and not altogether
accurate. The full list is as follows :
C. L. Nettleton , Chester Ward ,
Charles E. Fox , D. L. Clement ,
Elias H. Conrad , Thomas B. Walker ,
Smith Gordon , R. S. Cooley ,
J. D. Gerver , J. B. McCabe ,
David Keithly ,
Robert R. Stewart ( confederate. )
Albert Hamilton ( son of veteran. )
Pythian Memorial Sunday.
Knights of Pythias Memorial services
will be held in the Methodist church ,
next Sunday morning at eleven o'clock.
Friends and relatives of deceased Pyth-
ians are invited to be present. Those
having flowers are requested to bring
them to the church at that hour. After
services at the church the Knights will
march to Longview and the graves of
departed Pythians will be bedecked with
An Uncommon Sight.
That dray load of lumber , stuck fast
in the mud on East Railroad street ,
Monday afternoon , was an uncommon
sight in this community. It took a
couple of extra teams to extricate the
vehicle and heavy burden.
Louis Probst will go into the shops ,
Monday. J. L. Magee from Edison ,
brother of E. E.Magee , will succeed
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CHRISTIAN Bible school each Lord's
day at 10 a. in. Social and cotnmunioi
services at n a. m. Y. P. S. C. E. at 7
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m
High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. ui.
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
8:00p.m. : REV. HOWARD STOY ,
Priest in Charge.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni.
Memorial service of the Knights of Pyth
ias at ii. Sermon by the pastor. Junior
League at 2:30 ; Epworth League at 7.
Children's day service at 8. Prayer and
Bible study on Wednesday evening at 8.
All are invited. J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m
Preaching service at ii ; subject , "Foun
dation Work. " Junior Union at 3 p. m.
Senior Union at 7. Children's Day ex
ercises at 8 , in place of evening service.
All are welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
L. E. Cann has resigned the presiden
cy of the Epworth League in anticipa
tion of going in Company L. Third Ne
braska regiment , when the call comes.
On Tuesday evening , June 14 , a Sou
venir sociable will be given by the young
people of the Episcopal church on the
church lawn. Ice-cream and cake locts.
Everybody come and get a souvenir.
ENDEAVOR CONVENTION NOTES.
The convention sermon will be
jreacbed on Sunday morning by Rev.
W. J. Turner.
Interesting programs , each session ,
: ommencing Friday evening and closing
Mrs. J. S. Norvell of SanFrancisco ,
California , will deliver an address on
Friday evening. Mrs. Norvell was a
Missionary in China for three and a half
pears , in company with her husband ,
oeing Compelled to return home on ac-
: ount of her husband's ill health. Noth-
ng of greater interest or force will be
said during the session than will fall
from her lips , as it is said of her that
'she is a woman whom it is a rare priv-
lege to know and to hear. "
For the Pacific Coast.
The second battalion of the Fifty-first
Iowa regiment , composed of company
E of Shenandoah , C of Glenwood , L of
Council Bluffs , M of Red Oak , passed
west over the Cheyenne branch of the
Burlington , Sunday night , in a special
train. The Union Pacific took the spec
ial at Cheyenne. The regiment is com
posed of 843 men , and they expect to ar
rive in San Francisco by Friday morn
ing. The Rock Island and the North
western each took a battalion of the reg
iment , from Des Moines.
Last Saturday at high noon at the
residence of the bride's parents , Mr. and
Mrs. John Shepherd , Mr. Isaac N. Biggs
of Boreas , Colorado , and Miss Grace L.
Shepherd of our city were united in mar
riage , Rev. T. L. Ketman of the Baptist
church officiating. Th'e bride has bloomed
into womanhood here , and many friends
offer their congratulations. The groom
s engaged in mining in the Centennial
A Good Year.
McCook Lodge No.135 , A. F. & A. M. ,
jlected the following officers , Tuesday
ivening : C. B. Gray , worshipful master ;
lugh W. Cole , senior warden ; William
Smith , junior warden ; Sylvester Cordeal ,
reasurer and George S. Bishop , secre-
ary. The annual report shows that the
edge has made excellent progress the
Settle Before June 15th.
All persons knowing themselves to be
ndebted to Mrs. C.T. Brewer will please
ettle their accounts before the I5th day
) f June , 1898. Ail accounts will be put
n the hands of a collector after that
2O Acres Bottom Land
Under the ditch. Will lease in small
racts to be planted to potatoes. In-
mire at U. S. Land Office.
Ed Mitchell was badly burned and
calded , Friday last at the brick yard ,
jy the press discharging a quantity of
team and hot mud into his face. Some
ear is felt for his eyesight.
Kansas Republicans have nominated
. E. Stanley of Wichita for governor.
Guaranteed MixedPaint atMcMillen's
On the evening of June i an impress
ive and beautiful ceremony in the Con
gregational church by Dr. S. M. New
man united in marriage Mr. Albert F
Woods , Assistant Chief of the division
of vegetable physiology and pathology
Department of Agriculture , and Mis
Bertha Gerneaux Davis , a young write
who has already won for herself a name
the younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Charles W. Davis , of this city. The
bride was gowned in white silk and car
ried an exquisite shower boquet of Bride
roses , orchids and lilies of the valley
She was attended by her sister , Miss
Helen Davis , who wore white organdie
over blue silk , and by Miss Mary Brad
ford , who wore white over pink. Botl
carried large bouquets of pink sweet
peas , and each wore a handsome brooch ,
the gift of the groom. They immediate
ly preceded the bride , who entered upon
the arm of her father , meeting the
groom with his best man , Mr. David G.
Fairchild , at the altar. The ushers were
Messrs. W. L. Syinomls , Allen A. Davis ,
C. Campbell Wells. Kirk Holmes. Harry
B. Bradford , David A. Haggard , and
Ernest B. Fahenstock.
The church was decorated with laurel ,
palms and daisies. The presents were
many and valuable. The gift of the
jroom to the bride was a diamond
jrooch , and to each of the ushers a card
case handsomely marked. Mr. and Mrs.
Woods left soon after the ceremony for
a western trip , carrying with them the
best wishes of a host of Washington
friends. Sunday's Washington Post.
Rev. George P. Fuson.
From the Journal and Messinger of
tine 2 , 1898 , we gain the following facts
if the death of Rev. George P. Fuson ,
ivho not long since served the Baptist
arethren here as pastor :
His death occurred in Crawfordsville ,
[ ndiana , on the evening of May -loth ,
[ 898 , at the age of almost 52 years.
His brief pastorate here will be re
membered with pleasure not only by his
lock but by the people of the city out
side the Baptist communion. From here
: he deceased went to Denver in search of
iiealth , which came not , and he soon re-
: urned to Crawfordsville , where he
waited with composure the coming of
: he end. His pastorate of eight years
in that city was very successful and fruit
ful. One who knew him well said of
liim : "He loved the Lord Jesus Christ
with a love simple and sincere , and be
lieved in Him with all his heart as One
who is able to save to the uttermost all
who come unto God by Him ; and thus
Christ and Him crucified was the key
note of all his preaching and his single
The Officers Elect.
The following is the list of officers
elected at the meeting of McCook lodge
No.i. Star of Jupiter , Monday evening :
Dr. J. A. Gunn , president ; Mrs. J. A.
Guun , vice president ; Miss Carrie Frazier -
zier , secretary ; Miss Maude Cordeal , col
lector-treasurer ; Mrs. Z. O. Holcomb ,
warden ; Mrs. A. L Knowland , conduct
ress ; Mrs. Henry Walker , inside guard ;
Max Anton , outside guard ; Russell Mc-
Millen , trustee. ( The other members of
the board of trustees are , J. A. Wilcox
and Frank Carruth. )
There were five applications for rein
Remember that assessment No. 2 is
The School Board.
The board of education held a session ,
Monday night. The resignation of Supt.
William Valentine was read and a com
mittee appointed to draft suitable reso
lutions in recognition of his services to
: he McCook public schools. Numerous
ipplications and endorsements for the
superintendence were read. The usual
jrist of bills was allowed. C. B. Gray
, vas appointed to take the school census ,
fhe board then adjourned to meet on
Thursday morning at eleven o'clock
it the parsonage , Rev. T. L. Ketman
mited in marriage James W. Smith of
2ulbertson and Perly B. Sommers of this
The following letters were advertised
> y the McCook postoffice , Monday , June
ith : Mr. Cowell , Maude Hall , A. P.Mc-
Uain , Mart Rinck , Mary Sims , D. J. Sul-
ivan , J. L. White.
Stove Wood for Sale.
Leave your orders for stove wood at
3. M. COCHRAN & Co'.s. 2ts.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint atMcMillen's
It is rumored that Manila has sur-
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
FIRKWORKS ! at the postoffice lobby.
See McMillen's new stock of WALL
Circle of G. A. R. meets Saturday ,
The backbone of the drouth will soon
The rain clerk has evidently lost or
mislaid the plug.
A full line of fireworks now iu stock
at the postoffice lobby.
Woodpeckers seem to enjoy city life
they are growing more numerous every
This favorable weather is being- util
ized by the authorities in pushing street
All the "Uncle Sam" portfolios are on
hand now but No. 12 , the last of the
FARMERS : If your hay stacker requires
a long pole you can get what you want
The separating station is now in ship
shape , everything complete and in fine
Regular meeting of the Degree of
3onor , June 14. All beneficiary members
requested to be present.
Call at Bullard's and see their new
lock of white cedar posts and poles.
They are nice , and prices right.
The protracted rainy season is causing
he hay men to smile awry ; but "it's
jreat" for wheat and sich like.
McCook will celebrate , this year , in
Id time style. You can't afford to miss
ur Fourth of July celebration.
Fifteen cents will buy a box of pa
per at THE TRIBUNE office that will
urprise and please you for quality.
Cut out a coupon and bring it with ten
ents to THE TRIBUNE office and get a
opy of "Uncle Sam's NavjPortfolios. . "
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.
CullinsBros. ' "NewEnormous Shows"
imused the people of this vicinity , Tues
day. They give a fair performance for
the money charged.
We hear it stated that Hiram C. Rider
and William Hufaer contemplate laying
out forty acres north of Longview ceme
tery for burial purposes.
Home-grown strawberries are in the
market. They are rather soft on account
of continued rains , and for the same
reason , perhaps , not so sweet as com
Special sales are announced in this
ssue by the Famous Clothing Co. , S.
W. Lowman and The Bee Hive. Read
their announcements and remember the
About 2,000 pounds of milk is being
laily delivered to the McCook separat
ing station. While this is a fair begin
ning the quantity should soon be quite
Those "Uncle Sam" portfolio pictures
are going fast. They are splendid pict
ures of Uncle Sam's ships , sailors etc. ,
and are cheap at ten cents a piece. THE
Licenses to wed were issued , this week ,
to Isaac N. Biggs of Boreas , Colo. , and
Grace L. Shepherd of McCook , and to
James W. Smith of Culbertsou and Perly
B. Sommers of McCook.
Company L is about fully enlisted and
the men expect to go into camp in the
near future. The company will consist
of 106 privates and non-commissioned
officers and three commissioned officers.
Seventeen cavalrymen from New
York passed through here , Friday even
ing last , euroute for San Francisco.
They occupied a Pullman on No. 3 , and
there were some "gay marks" among
See A. G. Dole for hail insurance. He
represents the Mutual Hail Insurance
Association of Fairfield. Insurance
against loss or damage by hail for the
actual cost. Fire , lightning and cyclone
H. T. Church recently purchased a
large number of cattle in the west and
has been shipping in about a trainload
week. George W. Sheafor has been in
terested in the transaction to the num-
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