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SEVENTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , JUNE 17,1898. NUMBER 5
Christian Endeavor Convention.
The fourth annual convention of the
Christian Endeavorers of the Twelfth
district was held in our city , last week ,
opening on Friday evening and closing
< qn Sunday evening.
The attendance from the several En
deavor societies of the district was unus
ually large , and the interest manifest
was good and hopeful for the future.
The opening greetings were delivered
"by Rev. VV. J. Turner and the response
fell from the lips of Holton Longuecker.
.Mrs. J. S. Norvell , of San Francisco ,
Cal. , a late missionary to the Chinese ,
\vas ft leading and enthusiastic spirit in
the sessions. Miss Emma Gillespie of
Beatrice , state secretary , was also help
ful ; while State President F. E. Tucker
of Lincoln threw his enthusiam and
force into the closing session of the con-
-vention. Rev. L. A. Turner of Indian-
ola , and Rev. Ford Dungan of Danbury -
bury were also leading spirits in the
meetings , which taken all in all were
successful and profitable.
The delegates from abroad were all eii-
lertained by the McCook people in a
hospital manner. '
The following resolutions were adopted
ed by the convention :
We , the Twelfth district convention ,
assembled at McCook , Nebr. , June 10-12 ,
realizing from our fellowship together
that there is a great advantage to be
gained for the individual societies in thus
uniting our efforts , do express it a § our
f earnest desire that such meetings may
continue and that the feeling of Chris
tian fellowship may be spread abroad
among our young people.
Second. Believing that the Christian
Endeavor pledge has been the great
source of power in our societies for ad-
-vanciiig the work of God's kingdom and
believing that the pledge was formulated
by those having had experience in the
matter , we would earnestly advise a more
thorough and careful adherence to its
Third. Recognizing the fact that the
Christian Endeavor society is working
for the advancement and highest good
-of the church , its members should not
permit themselves to lose sight of their
connection with the church , but should
show the obligation which they ought to
feel by earnestness in all departments of
church work and by faithful attendeuce
.at all church services.
Foutth. That we express our regret
at the action taken by the authorities of
the Trans-Mississippi Exposition where
by they consented to the opening of the
Exposition on the Sabbath day ; that we
-condemn as utterly opposed to righteous
ness the action whereby saloons are al
lowed on the Exposition grounds.
Fifth. That we , in view of the royal
way in which we as delegates to this con
vention have been entertained ; in view
of the manifest effort put forth to supply
our every need ; in short , because our
stay has been most pleasant in every re
spect , do expiess our most sincere thanks
to those who have thus entertained us
and trust that there may always exist be
tween us the spirit of harmony , unity
and Christian fellowship.
Respectfully submitted by committee.
Miss LENA HILL.
REV. FORD DUNGAN.
The officers elected for the ensuing
are : President , Robert Nichols of Leb
anon ; Vice-President , Miss Lena Hill of
Indianola ; Secretary , Miss Elizabeth
Thomson of McCook.
This May Iryterest You.
I will have at my disposal quite a
number of rooms during the exposition.
These rooms , in the homes of my con
gregation , are first-class and located
within two and three squares of the en
trance to the grounds. Prices will be no
more than for Brooms farther a\vay.
Profits go the church. Write me when
you desire to come. 1919 Spencer street ,
Omaha , Neb. H. S. MACAYEAL.
After a Long Illness.
The ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Lorenz of Coleman precinct died
on Monday on the farm northwest of the
city. The lad has been ailing for
months , but on Sunday took a serious
turn for the worse and died on the day
following. The remains were buried in
Lougview cemetery on Tuesday after
Furnished Rooms to Rent.
Furnished rooms to rent. Inquire of
Mrs. Laura Hammond , two blocks west
of the court house.
The Knigts of Pythias are very grate
ful to all who assissted in any way to
make their Memorial Day exercises so
attractive and successful.
"UNCLE SAM'S NAVY. "
This coupon and ten cents get a
copy of the peerless "Uncle Sam's
Navy" Portfolios , at THE TRIBUNE
office. The supply is limited , so
call early fcefore the assortment is
UNCLE SAM'S NAVY COUPON
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
MRS.V. . G. WILSON is very low.
Miss CLARA SMITH has returned to
MRS.V. . R. STAKR left , yesterday , for
Ohio on a visit.
DR. W. V. GAGK returned from Oma
ha , Wednesday night.
Miss SELMA NOREN returned from
Lincoln , Wednesday night.
MRS. WM. PORTER is in a critical con
dition at her her home in West McCook.
E. M. AND G. W. WOODS were over
from Danbury on business , Saturday.
L. H. BLACKLEDGE was down from
Culbetson , Saturday , on legal business.
Miss MARY MARSH went down to
Omaha , Monday night , to visit the ex
W. H. GUNN of Iowa was the guest of
his brother , J. A. Gunn of our city , the
close of last week.
MRS. D. L. BISHOP departed , Sunday
afternoon on 6 , for Chicago , to see her
daughter , who is ill.
R. D. ROGERS' father arrived in the
city , the close of last week , and is
making him a visit.
MRS. J. E. KELLEY returned from her
visit to Hastings and other points ,
MRS. G. A. NOREN returned from
Lincoln , first of the week. Miss Selma
will come in a few days.
O. L. EvERiST is having quite serious
time with a blood disease that made its
appearance on his face.
Miss MABEL WILCOX left for Grand
Island , Wednesday , to attend normal
school during the vacation.
IDA AND NELLIE GUNDER have been
down from Stratton , this week , the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Dole.
REV. W. F. VoGT has room for a few
more in his German class. Apply to
him at once if you desire to enter the
MRS E-E. Row ELL departed for Colorado
rado , Wednesday night , to join her hus
band , after a long visit here with rela
DR. W. V. GAGE went down to Omaha ,
Sunday on No. 6 , to attend a meeting of
physicians being held during the expo
MR. AND MRS. HOWE SMITH left ,
Monday night , for Iowa on a visit.
They will take in the Omaha exposition
BESSIE JENSEN of Republican City
and Grace Hadley of Beaver City were
the guests of Mrs. S.'A. Haley , Monday.
They went from here to Indiauola to
M. J. ABBOTT of Hayes Center passed
through here , Monday night , for Council
Bluffs , Iowa , where Mrs. Abbot is in a
hospital , and in a very precarious condi
tion , we learn with sorrow.
MISS HATTIE YARGER , Harry Dole
and Guy Burnett went down to Arapahoe -
hoe , Wednesday , to attend the sessions
of the Epworth League convention being
held in that place , this week.
Did not Leave His Address.
Deputy County Clerk Jay A. Hammond
departed for some unknown destination ,
last week on No. 6 , and his whereabouts
is still a matter of uncertainty and doubt.
His sister-in-law of In
- - , Orpha Hayden ,
dianola , is supposed to be traveling with
him. It is thought that he had in the
neighborhood of $200 in cash with him.
His departure is regretted by numerous
creditors in small amounts. He leaves a
wife and two small children , in poor cir
cumstances , and they have the sympathy
of the community , which heaps anathe
mas and contempt on the fleeing and
guilty couple. Circumstances leading
up to the flight are of long standing , an
effort being made by those near to bring
the husband to a proper realization of
his position , but all to no avail , as the
sequel discloses. This regrettable affair
is a profound surpise to most and is de
plored by all.
A Marvel of Patience.
The "Floral Park" completed by Geo.
P. Weick , within a few days , is an ex
ample of pains-taking patience and skill
rarely seen. It is a large flower stand in
circular form , with tier rising on tier in
diminished diameter , containing baskets
or pots for flowers. A diminutive summer
house ornaments the top of the stand.
The entire stand is a marvel of patient
scroll work , on which Mr. Weick has
been engaged for almost five months.
The railings , flower pots , summer house ,
steps , seats etc. , are all carefully and ar
tistically wrought out in scroll work.
Mr. Weick forwarded the curiosity to
Omaha , Tuesday , where it will appear
among the exhibits.
A rather slimly attended dance was
held in the opera house , Wednesday
The School Board.
The board of education held an ad
journed session , last Saturday night ,
and transacted the following business :
There was a full board present. A. L.
Caviness of Syracuse , Nebraska , was
elected superintendent ; Miss Rache
Berry , principal of the high school ;
George H. Thomas , assistant high school
teacher ; Miss Ella Allison , principal of
the West ward school ; Miss Edna Me-
serve , Miss Elizabeth Thomson , Miss
Mary Powers , Miss Nora Stroud. There
are still five teachers to elect. Ira Clark
resigned as janitor of the East ward
ward school house. It was decided to
repair and repaint the South McCook
school house. The board then adjourned
to meet tomorrow night.
Mr. Caviness has been at the head of
the schools of Syracuse for a number of
years and will come to McCook well rec
ommended as an educator of advanced
methods and with a record of thorough ,
careful work in his profession. Miss
Allison is too well and favorably known
to need any introduction , and she will
be warmly welcomed back to our schools.
Miss Mary Powers comes to us from
Trenton , where she has been teaching
with success and satisfaction. The other
teachers chosen so far have been teach
ing in the system one or more years.
The annual report submitted discloses
some remarkable figures concerning our
schools. It shows the number of pupils
of school age in the school district from
the census of 1897 to be 825 , the largest
in the history of the public schools of
our city. The total enrolment of the
schools was 766. The average attend
ance was 708 , which we submit cannot
be excelled in this state , and is a remark
And then in the matter of finances
there has been a great improvement.
The board started the new year almost
$3,000 short , and by judicious economy
they close the year with a small balance
to their credit. Of course there was a
slight reduction of salary on the part of
the teachers , but still McCook's teachers
are among the best paid in the state of
Nebraska. On the other hand there
were some extraordinary expenses in
the improvements made to the West
ward school building.
Altogether the district's finances are
in good shape , and the outlook is favor
able to successful work in the coming
school year. To this end all loyal Mc-
Cookites will lend their aid and well-
A Stroke of Paralysis.
John Coleman , one of our oldest and
most esteemed citizens , was stricken
with a slight attack of paralysis , close of
last week , but is now much improved.
He was stricken down while engaged in
feeding his pigs and in that conditiou
was discovered by his wife. A doctor
was at once summoned and all possible
was done for him. It is hoped to avoid
another attack in the near future.
Twine Will be Higher.
Those who held back thinking the
price of binding twine would be lower
are likely to be sorry they did so.
Dealers- report that they are having
great dffficulty in getting prices of any
kind on twine now , and the probabilities
are that twine will be considerably high
er ; in fact wholesalers are not making
prices at all at this time.
A Small House.
Jane Waldorf and company played
"Ingouiar" to a small audience in the
opera house , Tuesday night , with eutire
appreciation. This was a "fill-in" night
for the company and they had little erne
no advertising. They gave a creditable
entertainment and under ordinary cir
cumstances would have had a full house.
Tuesday evening of this week , Rev. J.
M. Bell spoke the words that made
Herbert Amen and Jennie Hill husband
and wife. The ceremony was performed
at the residence of the bride on east
Deuuison street , where the happy couple
have settled down to married life with
the best wishes of their friends.
Gramma Grass for Sale.
All the gramma grass on a quarter of
section 26 in Coleman precinct. Also
two stacks of old hay. Come aud see.
2O Acres Bottom Land
Under the ditch. Will lease in small
tracts to be planted to potatoes. In
quire at U. S. Land Office.
Stove Wood for Sale.
Leave your orders for stove wood at
S. M. COCHRAN & CO'.S. 2tS.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMillen's
Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMillen's
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CHRISTIAN Bible school each Lord's
day at 10 a. in. Social and communion
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. m. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HICKEY , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Suuday-school at 11:00 a.
m. Evening service at 8:00 : p. m. Even
song and instruction on Thursdays at
8:00 p. in. REV. HOWARD STOY ,
Priest in Charge ,
BAPTIST Suaday-school at 10 a. in.
Preaching service at n. Junior Union
at 2 p. m. Senior Union at 7. Preach
ing service at 8. Morning subject , "The
Value of One Talent. " Evening theme ,
"Temptation. " All are made welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at 10 a.m.
Memorial service of the I.O.O.F. of this
city and sermon at n. Junior League at
2:30. Epworth League at 7. Preachiiig
at 8. Prayer and Bible study followed
by business meeting at 8 , Wednesday
evening. All are welcome.
J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
Some repairs are being made on the
steeple of the Catholic church.
The lumber for the Congregational
parsonage has been ordered.
Rev. T. L. Ketinan will preach at the
Pickeus school-house at 4. p. m. , Sunday.
Rev. W. J. Turner went down to
Franklin , Wednesday morning , to de
liver the address before the graduating
class of the Franklin academy.
I. O. O. F. Memorial services will be
held in the Methodis hurch , next Sun
day morning at n Jock , Rev. J. A.
Badcon preaching th
The ladies of the
will hold an ice cream social Bwn town
next Thursday evening , in the old Wilcox -
cox store room. Ice cream and cake
will be served.
Miss Lottie Tillotson will give an elo
cutionary entertainment in our city ,
Thursday evening , July I4th , under aus
pices of the Dorcas society , of which
more extended notice will be given later.
The South Side Society of Christian
Endeavor will hold their third anniver
sary meeting at the Fitch school house
at 3 o'clock p. . m. , June igtb , and cor-
diallyinvite the members of the neigh
Pythian Memorial Day.
Last Sunday was Pythian Memorial
Day and the tender-memoried event was
commemorated in a manner worthy of
the McCook lodge and of the fact cele
brated. Services were held in the Meth
odist church at eleven o'clock , when
Rev. and Sir Knight J. A. Badcon deliv
ered an appropriate sermon before the
assembled Pythian Knights and a large
assemblage of citizens of the city. After
the services in the church the Knights
in a body and headed by the Nebraska
Brigade band marched to the cemetery ,
where the graves of the following de
ceased Sir Knights were profusely deco
rated with fragrant and beautiful flowers ,
in the use of the impressive ritualistic
work of the order : Sir Knights James
Fisk , Swan C. Nelson and J. B. McCabe.
The graves of the wives of Sir Knights
L. W. Stayner , J. D. Robb and J. A.
Badcon were also lovingly remembered
with garlands of flowers. After the sol
emn duty of decoration was completed
the members of the order returned to
their castle hall where they disbanded.
The Methodist church was appropri
ately and handsomely decorated for the
occasion , which all admit was one of the
most impressive ever held by the order
in our city. The choir of the church
also furnished suitable and excellent
Two Tramp "Prints. "
C. W. Barnes of The Republican suf
fered considerable annoyance with two
tramp printers that were employed on
some special w.ork in that office up to
last Friday evening. There was some
difference of opinion as to the wages to
be paid and received , but this difference
was finally satisfactorily settled and the
money paid over. But in the settle
ment Mr. Barnes forgot to deduct the
sum of $5 paid to each of the men , and
when he sought to have the men return
the over-pay they absolutely refused ,
compelling Mr. Barnes to invoke the
law. The printers sought to escape and
left for the west on foot. One of them
was captured a mile or two west of the
city and brought back and arraigned in
County Judge Bishop's court charged
with a misdemeanor. The captured
man , C. Mulligan , returned the $5 and
furthur put up the sum of $5 as costs in
the case. The otherman , J.W. Corcoran ,
succeeded in evading the officers , and
nothing has been seen or heard of him
For Sale Cheap.
Good five room house and lot , part
cash , balance in monthly payments.
6-io-iots. Write C. E. MAGNER ,
Kearney , Nebr.
The Gallant First Tennessee.
The gallant First regiment of Tennes
see volunteers passed through McCook ,
last Sunday afternoon , on their way to
San Francisco , and later to the Phillip-
pine islands aud their passing was made
the occasion of a patriotic demonstration
such as the volunteers announced had
not been equalled since they left Nash
ville , where the regiment was mustered
into the service of the government.
There were 1,260 men in the regiment ,
which was composed of three battalions ,
in command of Colonel Smith of Nash
ville. It required 49 Pullman cars to
transport the regiment , and the first sec
tion of the four special trains arrived
here about quarter of four o'clock.
At this poiut arrangements hod been
perfected to serve the regiment with cof
fee and sandwiches , and this gratuitous
treat was highly appreciated by the
soldier boys , after their long ride.
The Nebraska Brigade band in uniform
greeted the soldiers with such strains of
inspiration as they had not enjoyed in
many a day and fairly carried the volun
teers away in their enthusiasm.
There were between two and three
thousand people present to welcome and
minister to the soldiers and the scene
was one perhaps that this community
will not again witness in a generation.
One of the features of the welcome was
the salutes fired by the battery of five
cannons in charge of the railroad boys.-
Repeated salutes were fired during the
the stay and passage of the troops , which
did not end until in the neighborhood
of nine o'clock. These guns were no
small attraction to the volunteers many
of whom were young and perhaps had
never had any experience or observation j
in that direction.
The officers and men wanted to take
the Brigade band with them.
A number of speeches were made by
officers of the regiment , of gratitude aud
Much credit for the entertainment of
the soldiers is due the railroad bo3's and
Many remarked on the southern speech
of the soldiers. It was quite of the
Roxby , Budig and Huber make a
strong team on the battery. They enjoy
the cannonading as much as any of the
boys , too.
Perhaps nothing appealed to the sol
dier heart like the bevies of McCook's
fair ones , that thronged the station and
thereabouts. Numerous mementoes were
exchanged and tender greetings.
The soldier boys were effusive in rec
ognition of the treatment received by
them at this place and left for the far
west with the impression that McCook
is all right.
The identity of the following is also
uncertain : "On board train. To the
postmaster , McCook , Dear sir : "We re
ceived from a lady of your city a lunch ,
and had no opportunity to ascertain her
name , so I would like for you to ask the
editor of your paper to publish a card in
his paper asking for her name , as we
would like to thank her. I also wish
you would , if possible and not against
the rules , suspend this where it can be
seen , as we are very anxious to properly
thank her. Hoping you can see j-our
way clear to comply with our request ,
and thanking you in advance , I am
gratefully yours , John Cothrau , company
M , 2nd battalion , First regiment , Ten
nessee volunteers , en route to San Fran
cisco , Calif. P. S. The lady referred
to was dressed in black , about 25 years
of age , and gave lunch to small soldier
with flag and bunch of flowers in his
cap. Also on behalf of the boys of
company M I wish to thank the ladies
of McCook for their kindness.
The postmaster had 110 little difficulty
in delivering the following letter sent by
one of the soldier boys from Stratton :
"On the train , June I2th , 1898. To some
nice pretty girls. My dear friends : I
hardly know how to express my thanks
for the manner in which you treated us
poor soldier boys in McCook. In fact I
can't express iny thanks , but will say
this : I think the people of McCook are
the nicest ones I have ever met , especial
ly the pretty girls. We are on our way
to the Phillippine islands. Perhaps we
will never return , but we will remember
the girls of McCook. I want all the
pretty and nice girls of McCook to write
me. I will answer all letters. You im
pressed all the boys and they are brag
ging on you awful. I want to hear from
one and all of you. A letter from you
will be gladly received and answered.
( The train rocks so bad I can't write at
all , so you will please excuse this writ
ing. ) Please get all the girls to write to
me , and write yourself. Very respect
fully , James H. Moses , corporal of com
pany I , First regiment of Tennessee vol
unteers , San Francisco , Calif. P. S. I
ask you especially to write me. I expect
to hear from you very soon. We are all
soldier boys , fighting to free the Cubans
and to avenge the Maine. "
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
See McMillen's new stock of WALL
John M. Hunter's pension has been in
creased from 56 to $8 per month.
All the " "
"Uncle Sam" portfolios are on
hand How but No. 12 , the last of the
The county commissioners have been
in session most of this week as n board
Grasshoppers are still with us in small
numbers , and are doing some little dam
age in certain localities.
A lodge of the Star of Jupiter was in
stituted in Culbertspn , Saturday night ,
with a membership of about fifty.
Fifteen cents will buy a box of pa
per at THE TRIBUNE office that will
surprise and please you for quality.
For hot summer weather nothing so
cool and fine as a crash suit.
2t I. T. BENJAMIN.
A full line of both white and red cedar
posts at prices that are right.
BARNETT LJUMBKR Co.
Cut out a coupon aud bring it with ten
cents to THE TRIBUNE office and get a
copy of "Uncle Sam's Navy Portfolios. "
One of our implement dealers reports
the sale of over fifty binders already this
season. His first order for twine was for
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.
The weather clerk isn't satisfied now
unless he can give a soaking rain every
day or night. And so it rained heavily
on Tuesday night.
More people m western Red Willow
county with money to buy read THE Mc-
COOK TRIBUNE than any other paper
printed on earth.
A breach of promise suit is threatened
a recently remarried citizen cvt oCoolc
If it comes to a head , there wi | I be some
lively developments. \
A heavy rain fell all over the southern
part of the state , Monday evening , and
the Republican valley cauie in for a full
share of the moisture.
John W. Burtless displayed at this of
fice , this week , a specimen of alfalfa
grown on his place south of the city that
was a little over four feet high.
W. M. Lewis is having his building
opposite the depot overhauled and placed
in readiness for the saloon he expects to
open in the same on the first of July.
If you need a screen door of odd size ,
let us order it for you. Plain and fancy
screen doors in stock. Pricei and $1.25.
BARNETT LUMBER Co.
STRAYED From South McCook , June
5th , sorrel colt , three years old , white
hind feet. Information leading to his re
covery will be rewarded. L. M. BEST.
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
A Fourth of July celebration will be
held in McKillip's grove , two miles west
of Zimmer postoflice. Speaking , amuse
ments , fireworks , and in fact everything
is promised for a big day.
Don't neglect to read the special an
nouncement of "The Bee Hive" to be
found on the railroad page of this issue.
They are making some attractive figures
for their customers , just now.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice , June 12. Sa\
they are advertised when you call for
them : E. J. Anderson , F. Grahhe , J. F
Garlick , Frank Lakin , J. B. Morgan.
Andrew Anderson has purchased the
building recently vacated by C. B. Gray
and the one just opposite it and they are
both being torn down this week for re
moval to Mr. Anderson's farm south
west of the city to be converted into a
The supreme court has given a decis
ion in which it holds that children of
farmers who remove to a town temporar
ily and return at the end of the school
year , with their families and furniture ,
are non-resident school children in the
town and must pay tuition.
Dr. J. P. Williams , associated with Dr.
W. L. Dayton of Lincoln , Nebr. , will
again be in McCook , Wednesday and
Thursday , June 2gth and 3oth , at the
office of Dr. W. V. Gage , for the treat
ment of diseases of the eye , ear , nose
and throat and the fitting of glasses.
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