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[ ft SEVENTEENTH YEAR. MeCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JULY 15 , 1898. NUMBER 9
Installation and Banquet.
The installation of the officers-elect of
McCook lodge No. i , Star of Jupiter ,
Monday evening , drew a crowded hall ,
quite a number of members from Cul
bertson lodge being present.
The regular routine business of the
lodge was fir.st disposed of , including the
initiation of one new member.
An exemplification of the work of the
new rituals was also given. The new
.ritual is a great improvement over the
original draft and when the work Is fa
miliar to the members it will be popular
and much more impressive than the old.
The semi-annual report submitted by
tlie secretary of the lodge indicated that
No. i is growing substantially an'd per
manently and that it is in fine condition
in every respect.
Supreme Secretary Cole was the in-
slalling officer and the new ritual was
also used for this event with effect. The
following are the officers for the ensuing
six mouths :
Past President , F. M. Kiuimell.
President , Dr. J. A. Gunii.
Vice President , Mrs. J. A. Gunn.
Secretary. Miss Carrie Frazier.
Collector-Treasurer , Miss Maud Cor-
Warden , Mrs. Z. O. Holcomb.
Conductor , Charles A. Ward.
Inside Guard , Mrs. Henry Walker.
Outside Guard , Max Anton.
Trustee , Russell McMillen.
' ( The other members of the board of
trustees are , J. A. Wilcox and Frank
After the installation a banquet was
served by the members of No. I , and the
rest of the evening was pleasantly spent
in social games.
Altogether the session was one of the
most interesting held in months and is
another forceful indication of the stabil
ity and life of Lodge No. i.
Among the visitors from outside lodges
were : Mrs. P. M. Green , Miss Bertha
GreenMiss Daugherty and Mrs.Newlon
of Culbertson ; W. H. Ganvood and C. J.
Wilcox of Palisade.
Held on Two Counts.
William Huber appeared before Coun
ty Judge Bishop , Tuesday morning ,
charged with removing the body of
David Keithly from "Longview" ceme
tery without a permit. The case was
called at about eleven o'clock and was
not concluded until supper time. The
judge , after hearing the quite length } '
evidence and argument in the case de
cided to hold Huber to appear at the
next term of the district court in the
sum of $500 , and Hiram C. Rider and
D.V. . Colson went on the bond as sure
The second count was for removing
the remains of Grace Houchin from
'Longview" cemetery' without a permit
from the proper authorities. This case
was commenced after supper Tuesday
and concluded on Wednesday morning.
In this case Huber was again held to the
district court in the sum of $500. The
\ sureties are Hiram C. Rider and Allen
This case has attracted considerable
attention and interest. It is to be de
plored , but perhaps cannot be helped at
this stage of the proceedings. The soon
er the unfortunate incident is closed , the
better for us all.
Notice to Horsemen.
The fair management has made ar
rangements with the Indianola Driving
Park Association , whereby they have se
cured control of the race track until Oc
tober 1st , 1898. We are now putting the
track in first-class condition and have
JL agreed to charge the nominal sum of $ r
per month for each horse driven or
trained on the track. The money is to
be used in keeping the track in condi
tion. Any one wishing to train on the
track will apply to the secretary or to
James Hetherington , treasurer.
I also wish to state that all premiums
on stock and poultry are open for com
petition to all residents of the Four
teenth judicial district , thus making it
a district fair to that extent , at least.
W. A. McCooL , Secretary.
An Anniversary Feed.
The members of the Orange lodge cel
ebrated their anniversary , July I2th , by
a banquet in their hall over Ganschow's
store. None were present but the mem
bers of the order. They report a fine
feed and big time. There was a large
attendance of the members.
The Suits were Dismissed.
The suits brought by the city authori
ties under the ordinance against Rev. J.
M. Bell and William Huber for remov
ing bodies from "Longview'- ' cemetery ,
without a permit , were dismissed by the
Furnished Rooms to Rent.
Furnished rooms to rent. Inquire of
airs. Laura Hammond , two blocks west
of the court house.
MOVEMENTS OF 'THE PEOPLE.
J. E. KELLEY had business in Bartley
O. M. KNIPPLE has returned from his
CLARK McCLUNC. is night clerk at the
MKS. WILLIAM UPRIGHT is the guest
of McCook friends.
Miss FRANCIS MONTAGUS returned to
Hastings , first of the week ,
MRS. L. B. McCoRD of Crescent , 0.
T. , is the guest of Mrs. G. W. Hartman.
L. H. BLACKLEDGE of Culbertson had
business in the valley's finest , Wednes
LILLIAN ROMAN is up from Lincoln
visiting Engineer and Mrs. F. G. West-
Miss MABEL KENDALL left on No. 3 ,
last night , for her home in Salida , Cole
MRS. WILLIAM TATE of Culbertson is
here , this week , the guest of Mrs. Vina
JOHN HARLAN of the Cambridge Ka
leidoscope was a city visitor , Tuesday
Miss SELMA NOKEN went down to
Lincoln , Sunday morning , to remain for
W. E. HART was a Hastings visitor on
business , Tuesday , returning home on
No. 3 , the same night.
H. P. SuTTON went in to Omaha ,
Wednesday on 6 , on business and to see
the exposition briefly.
MRS. J. W. WRAY and mother , Mrs.
Kleven , of Culbertson , were guests of
McCook friends , Tuesday.
Miss MABEL PERCY of Los Gates , Cal
ifornia , is visiting in the city , the guest
of her sister , Mrs. D. W. Colsou.
MR. AND MRS. U. J. WARREN returned
home , yesterday morning , from the visit
to his home at Davenport , this state.
MRS. J. B. MESERVE came up from
Lincoln , Monday , on No. 5 , and is the
guest of her daughter , Mrs. F. M. Kim-
HERMAN PADE went in to Omaha ,
Tuesday evening on 4 , to attend the
meeting of undertakers in session there ,
MRS. A. P. BONNOT , whose serious ill
ness was announced , last week , is better
and improving , it will be a pleasure to
all to learn.
MR.AND MRS.JUDSON BABCOCK drove
home to Cambridge , Monday afternoon ,
after a short visit here , the guest of his
Miss RUTH DAVENPORT and Mrs.
Fannie Brown were down from Culbert
son , Wednesday , on a visit to McCook
acquaintances and friends.
REV. C. C. BEYRER went up to Den
ver , Tuesday , in company with Conduc
tor W. D. Beyer and W. F. Everist. The
latter was shipping some stock.
P. GIBBONS returned to Orleans , last
Saturday , after a business visit of a few
days here and hereabouts. Master Char
lie Campbell accompanied him.
JOHN CORDEAL is occupying a position
in one of the leading law firm offices of
Chicago. He is expected home , next
Tuesday , on a month's vacation.
Miss JESSIE HULL of Detroit , Michi
gan , a niece of Mrs. Sylvester Cordeal ,
arrived in the city , yesterday morning ,
and will spend the summer here. Miss
Hull is a vocalist of ability.
C. G. COGLIZER entertained his uncle
and aunt , Mr. and Mrs. Stouer of Weep
ing Water , Nebraska , early part of the
week. They left on No. I , Tuesday
morning , for Longinont , Colorado , on a
MRS. M. A. MOORE of Bethany , W. V. ,
who has been visiting her brother , Dr.
E. T. Waters has departed for her home.
She will visit a number of places on her
way back east and will be en route three
or four weeks.
MRS. ANNIE LAURIE BLOOMER , who
has been employed in Mrs. M. E. Bar-
ger's millinery establishment for some
months , was called to her home in Leb
anon , Kansas , Tuesday morning , by ill
ness of her sister.
BERT BEYRER , who has been in Cres-
tou , Iowa , for a number of months , ar
rived home on last Saturday night , and
will likely remain here for the present.
His many friends will give him a warm
and hearty welcome.
MRS. JENNIE BRAINARD disposed of
her boarding establishment , this week ,
to S. A. Moore , who will continue the
business in connection with his sisters ,
Miss May and Mrs. George Settle , whose
husband has volunteered and gone to
Dismissed Them Both.
Sqnire C. B. Gray heard and dismissed
two of the now famous graveyard cases ,
The first one was that Sarah J. Houch
in vs. Albert lucker , sexton of "Long-
view" cemetery , for cutting flowers and
shrubs from the grave of a child of the
complainant buried in the cemetery.
On motion of J. S. LeIIew , who was de
fending the defendant on behalf of the
city , the case was dismissed for want of
The second case Was lhat of William1
Huber vs. Albert lucker , for an alleger
perjury performed in making complaint
against the plaintiff charging him with
removing the body of Jessie Allen from
"Longview" cemetery without a permit.
This case was also dismissed.
This makes four cases that have been
dismissed , two on each side. Two cases
have been carried up to the district
court , and appeals have been filed in
both these cases from the county court
to the district court.
The Complete Teacher Corps.
At a meeting of the board of education
held on last Saturday night , the corps
of teachers was filled and now stands as
A. L. Caviness , superintendent.
Miss Rache Berry , high school princi
George II. Thomas , high school assist
Miss Ella Allison , principal West ward.
Miss Edna Meserve , Miss E. Thomson ,
Mrs. Mary Duffy , Miss Nora Stroud ,
Miss Minnie Rowell , Miss Sarah Oyster ,
Miss Powers , Miss Weibly ,
T. F. Rowell has been employed as
janitor of the High school building.
The West ward janitorship remains un
C. B. Gray made his report of the
school census taken by him for the
board. There is an increase of eleven
over the last census. The total for 1898
is 836. .
The City Fathers.
The municipal patriarchs were in ses
sion on Monday evening , and disposed
of the following business of the city , all
being present but Councilman Perry :
The annual appropriation was made
for the year 1898 as follows :
General fund 10 mills
Water fund 8 mills
Electric Light fund 5 mills
$200 were transferred from the fire
fund to the electric light fund by the
usual process , resolution.
An ordinance was passed regulating
the removal of bodies from "Loiigview"
cemetery. The ordinance provides how
it shall be done and fixes the fees to be
The new street sprinkler cost the city ,
laid down here , $330.
Will Dedicate Their Parsonage.
The Methodist brethren will dedicate
their parsonage , this evening. There
will be a programme in the church and
refreshments will be served in the par
sonage. Souvenirs will be given those
present at the parsonage. The tickets
will be on sale at the church door , and
the 25 cents charged will admit to the
entertainment and pay for the refresh
ments. The public is cordially invited
to the dedication.
A literary programme will be given in
the church after which refreshments
consisting of cream-puffs , kisses , tea ,
coffee , ice-cream and cake will be served
in the new parsonage. All for 25Cts.
A Fine New Street Sprinkler.
On Monday morning the city put in
commission its fine new street sprinkler.
It is one of the celebrated "Studebaker"
make , equipped with a patent sprink
ling attachment of the latest design that
does the work of settling the dust more
evenly and with less loss than the old
sprinkler. "The City of McCook" is
painted on its side in bright red letters.
May it be as successful as its namesake.
All members of Excelsior Council No.
8 , W. A. P. A. , are friendly requested to
attend the meeting tomorrow afternoon.
Interesting matters of importance will
come before us.after which refreshments
will be served. COMMITTEE.
Persons holding coupons on Grapho-
phone at McMillen's drug store are re
quested to present them on or before
All refrigerators on hand'after July 15 ,
will be closed out at a very low price.
H. P. WAITE.
Cures Colic , Cholera Morbusand Diar
rhoea. Money refunded if not as repre
Machine Oils at McMillen's drug store.
Machine Oils at McConneil's.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CHRISTIAN Bible school each Lord's
day at 10 a. m. Social and communion
services at n a. m. Y. P. S. C. E. at 7
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. ui.
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.
Ei'ISCOl'AL Sunday-school at 11:00 : a.
m. Evening service at 8:00 p. in. Even
song and instruction on Thursdays at
8:00 : p. in. R v. HOWARD STOY ,
Priest in Charge.
BAPTIST The pastor's morning sub
ject will be "Christ Supplying Human
Wants. " Union meeting in the even
ing. T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. Morning subject , "Elijah the Proph
et-Reformer. " Union meeting in the
evening. W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni.
Preaching at ir ; subject , "Dealing with
Doubt. " Class at 12. Union services in
Baptist church in the evening at eight.
Pnn'er and Bible study on Wednesday
evening at 8. All are welcome.
JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
Bowery to Klondike.
Union services in the Baptist church ,
Sunday night , led by Joseph L. Paynter ,
president of the Bowery mission rescue
league of New York city , and Frederic
J. Baylis , singing evangelist of the mis
sion. Union young peoples' services at
the Baptist church , led by Rev. Turner.
"Dewey" Socia .
The ladies of St. Albau's Guild have
formed a navy with a full roll of officers
and will give a "Dewey" social on the
spacious lawn at Conductor T. M. Mun-
dy's house , July 27th. They extend a
cordial invitation to our citizens to join
their crew. Admission to mess , 10 cents.
This promises to be a very interesting
Boys in Blue Edition.
Mrs. S : A. Traver is in receipt of an
interesting paper sent her by her son
Frank from Honolulu , Hawaiian islands ,
where he arrived on the 25th of June on
the second expedition to the Philippine
islands. The paper is called the Pacific
Commercial Advertiser and is printed in
red and blue ink , illustrated with a num
ber of the striking features of the arrival
of the expedition. Full reports are giv c
en of the trip and numerous incidents of
the stay in Honolulu , where the soldiers
were royally treated by the islanders.
We clip a few items which may interest
our readers : I
Lieut. Forby , adjutant of the First
Nebraska , was formerly with the Thurs-
Maj. Stotsenburg , First Nebraska , was
a lieutenant in the U. S. cavalry when
war was declared.
The First Nebraska leftits Bryan eagle
at San Francisco and has for a mascot
only a yellow dog.
Geo. Broadfuher , of Columbus , Neb. ,
was at one time a student under E. Horner -
ner , of Ewa government school.
Maj. Snyder , chief surgeon of the Ne
braska regiment , is from Lincoln. His
medical'education was finished in Eu
The Nebraska regiment received its
stand of colors from the people of Lin ,
coln. The silk flag was presented by
Col. Bratt , of the Nebraska , was mili
tary commander of the expedition after
the China left the fleet. Colonel Bratt
has been highly complimented by the
best authorities on the appearance and A
condition of his regiment. t
Nebraska is a corn state for one.thing. *
Yesterday a squad of the First Nebraska
saw green corn at a store. The sergeant
commanded"Right about face. Salute. "
The emblem of the home state was giv
en all honor and the squad passed on
looking for more pineapples or pretty
Capt. Taylor commands the Thurston
Rifles of Omaha , the crack company of
of the whole Manila force. Tlie Rifles
won a $3,000 cash prize at Memphis ,
Tenn. , for drilling and a $500 cash prize
for the best showing of camp discipline.
It is a splendid company and "quite
I will hold a special examination at
the school house in Indiauola , Saturday ,
July 23d. Regular examination in Mc
Cook the i6th. LILLIAN WELBORN ,
The elocutionary entertainment in the
Congregational church , " last eveuingwas
a disappointment keen to the Dorcas so
ciety as well as to the audience. The
niusicalrfeature was the only undurable
part of the program. It was good.
Machine Oils at McConneil's.
Has Gone to Her Reward.
Last Monday afternoon , after an ill
ness of some length , Mrs. Susan Lyon ,
mother of Henry H. Pickens of Valley
Grange precinct , passed away to her re
ward , at a ripe old age. The deceased
has been suffering with dropsy of the
heart for about a year and the end was
The funeral was held on Wednesday
afternoon , services being conducted in
the Methodist church of our city by
Rev. J. A. Badcon , who spoke most
feelingly from the text. Rev. 2-jo ; "Bg
then faithful unto death , and I will give
thee a crown of life , " The services were
attended by a large concourse of friends
from tlie surrounding country and of the
city. The floral tributes were beautifu
and profuse. The remains were interred
in the new cemetery , "Riverview. "
THE TRIBUNE utters a sentiment wide
ly entertained and expressed , in offering
the bereaved ones the hearty and sincere
sympathy of all.
[ MRS. SUSAN LYON , nee Shinn , was
born in Harrison county , Virginia , Feb
ruary 7th , 1818. She moved with her
parents to Adams county , Illinois , May ,
1836. Was married , December , 1840 , to
James Pickens , who died in 1845. She
was united in marriage to John Lyon in
1860 , and was again left a widow in 1880.
En the year 1890 she came to Nebraska
and has since made her home here \vith
her son , Henry H. Pickens of Valley
Grange precinct , this county. She had
been a sufferer with dropsy of the heart
for about a year , when the summons
: anie to bid farewell to earth and join
the innumerable host of the redeemed.
File deceased had been a consistent
member of the Methodist church for
more than sixty years. A strong and
noble woman has gone to her reward. ]
A CARD OK THANKS.
We are more thankful and grateful
: han mere words can express for all the
.villing and manifold kindnesses of the
leighbors and friends of both country
ind city extended to us in the recent ill-
icss of our mother and in our bereave
ment. The recollection of these spontan
eous services will ever remain a sweet
md grateful remembrance with us.
MR. AND MRS. H. H. PICKENS.
In Honolulu Harbor.
On board ship in Honolulu harbor ,
25 , 1898. Dear father and mother :
It is lovely sailing. We left San Fran-
: isco at 1:30 , Juue 14111. This is a fine
lay. There are four ships in our fleet ,
he China , Senator , Colon and Zealandia.
Sverybody is seasick. Am a little my-
; elf , but not much yet. There are eight
: ases of measles on board and one case
> f spinal meningitis ; the later is not ex-
jected to live. We are steaming very
ilowly as the firemen are all on a drunk.
\.s soon as they sober up we will make
> etter time. Nothing occurred until the
6th , and then the China lost a man
verboard. They got him on board
igain , but he was dead. The next is the
leath of the man who was sick with the .
ipinal meningitis , which occurred at 5:18
> n the morning of the 2Oth. He was
niried at 10:30. : The board was raised
md his body slid into the watery deep.
) n the 25111 land was sighted and at 2:45
nest of the boys got wild. At 10:20
j. ui. the lights are sighted in Honolulu ,
md a little later a tug comes out to meet
is. The- have a band on board and we
lave music until n o'clock , when we go
o bed. We anchored out in the harbor
ill morning. We expect a swell greet-
ug from the people of the island. I'll
Inish this letter in the morning , when
ve go on shore. Well , I must close this ,
is the mail goes the first thing in the
morning. So good-bye. Love to all.
\ddress all letters to San Francisco.
[ The above brief letter is from Frank
fraver , who is a member of company
'D" , of the First Regiment of Nebraska
volunteers , who are now on their way to
: he Philippine islands , and perhaps by
; his time are already at their destina-
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
The following cases have been filed in
the district court since our last report :
State vs. William Huber. Appeal from
the county court.
State vs. William Huber. Appeal from
the county court.
These are both graveyard cases.
The band will give a concert on the
lawn at J. F. Keuyou's residence , Satur-
ilay night. Ice cream , cake and berries
will be served proceeds for the band's
ADDITIONAL RAILROAD NEWS.
Joe Hawksworth is visiting his brother
Conductor William Creep has returned
to work after a vacation of thirty days.
Conductor and Mrs. J. W. Line enter
tained friends from the east , the close of
Conductor and Mrs. E. F. Caffrey left
on 6 , Sunday , for Oxford , to make their
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Machine Oils at McConneil's.
Machine Oils sitMcMiHen'sdrugstore.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMillen's
Good morning ; have you started an
other cemetery ?
A new sidewalk in frontof the Citizens
bank , this week.
MRS. CARRUTH and daughter came in
on 6 , yesterday evening , to visit her hus
Airs. William Lambert is here from
Sheridan , Wyoming , visiting oldtime
Advertise the'reunion by buying re
union envelopes. "The Bee Hive" sells
James Method , father of Bert Hall's
wife , is very ill , and his recovery is not
C. L. DcGroff & Co. have unfurled a
handsome specimen of "Old Glory" to
Abstract books of Red Willow county
for sale or trade. J. E. Barngrover ,
The substantialgranite foundation for
the new court house is beginning to loom
up above the surface of the ground.
A few fine refrigerators to be closed out
it cost. Buy one now and save money.
H. P. WAITE.
Quite a number of citizens are extend-
, ng grass plots out to the 2O-foot limit
"rom the sidewalk , under the new ordi-
lance , and the effect will in due time be
The last of the material for the M. E.
Darsonage has been delivered and the
building is Hearing completion. The
umber was furnished by the Barnett
Fred \Voodcock had an exciting ex
perience with a kicking horse , one night
recently , that he has no wish soon to
undergo again. A badly wrecked buggy
was the total damage.
The city grader is being utilized in do
ing some work on the street. Properly
iiandled the grader does very excellent
work and might be used more frequent-
y to good advantage.
Colonel Mitchell has gone down to
Druaha to see Colonel Bryan and his
> oldier boys , who will be reviewed by
Uovernor Holconib and his staff on the
exposition grounds , tomorrow.
The numerous friends and acquaint-
inces of Will Mullen will learn with
sleasure that he has recently taken unto
liniself a better half and will join us in
rongratulations and well wishes.
Observe the special sale of warm
.veather goods announced by the "Cash
Bargain Store. " They are offering real
md substantial bargains in warm weath
er goods , and you should not miss the
Some one made an unsuccessful at-
empt to enter the house of Conductor
Mose Carmony over in West McCook ,
ast Friday night. The scamp was
frightened away by a call for help.
Two FACTS Ordinary postage stamps
will not be accepted for internal revenue
purposes , and internal revenue stamps
will not pay postage. A remembrance
of these two facts will save you incon
venience , delay and possible trouble.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice July I2th : C.
T. Lettleton , Mrs. Minerva Burch , Mrs.
Nellie Love , Joseph McDonald , Mrs. M.
C. Smith , Miss Cora Suoak , J. E.Phe-
nice , E. L. Thompson , Oscar F. Warner.
Addison Miller left for Omaha , Monday
night , with his little daughter , who was
seriously injured in a runaway accident ,
a few months since. The injured eye is
giving the little one much trouble , the
wound breaking out afresh repeatedly
and he goes to Omaha to consult a phy
sician in her case.
Every friend and admirer of Colonel
Bryan should be in Omaha next Satur-
urday , when the Third Nebraska Volun
teers prior to their departure for the seat
of war will be reviewed by Gov. Hol
comb and staff. One cent a mile via the
Burlington Route. Tickets good to re-
until Monday , July iSth.
With five German warships facing Ad
miral Dewey's fleet at Manila and the
intentions of the German Kaiser still a
matter of some doubt , the leading article
presented in the Cosmopolitan for July
will be read with interest. The forty-six :
portraits and poses of the Emperor Wil
liam which illustrate the article are in
themselves an extraordinary exhibit.
They might be described as "The Evolution
lution of an Emperor shown by forty-six
human documents. " Undoubtedly so
large a number of portraits were never
before gathered together of any royal or
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