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SEVENTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , SEPTEMBER 9 , 1898. DUMBER 17
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS.
OVKR 600 UNROLLED.
The fnll term of school opened on Moil
day morning with ii nttendance of eve
600 pupils , and with indications most en
couraging for substantial work am
marked progress during the term. Supt
Caviness is systematic , energetic am
progressive. TUB TRIBUNE expects hiu
to give a good report of himself during
the ensuing term. Then , again , he ib
supported by a strong corps of teachers
quite a number of them new to the
system , to be sure , but coming vvel
recommended and giving indications o
promising results during the school year.
Everything starts out with earnestness
-and promise and at the end of the term
we expect to be able to point with the
usual pride to the accomplishments o
The total enrollment up to Tuesday
evening is as follows :
High school 90
Seventh and Eighth 65
Fifth and Sixth 104
Second and Third East 55
Second and Third West 60
rrinmry East 64
Primary West 56
South McCook 60
Mabel Bishop began teaching. Monday ,
in district 84 , the Bartholomew district ,
three miles north of Lebanon.
Katheryn Mullen opened a full term
of school in the James Doyle district , a
few miles northwest of the city.
Walter Boyle of Denver was seriously
injured , recently , by being run into by
ome one , while he was going home on
liis bicycle. He is improving.
Miss Edna Meserve arrived from Lincoln -
coln , Saturday morning , and on Mondaj-
-morning took charge of the Seventh and
Eighth grades of the city schools.
The fact has been noted that those
"boys in the public school systeum that
-are addicted to the use of cigarettes
uiake the slowest progress in their stud
The South McCook school-house has
been thoroughly overhauled and gener
ally painted and repaired and they now
have one of the pleasantest rooms in
the entire school system.
Patrons are invited to call and observe
the working of the school. It will be
mutually beneficial and pleasant. It
will familiarize the public with what is
lieiug accomplished and will show a
proper interest in what ought to be the
pride of every community. Visit and
see for yourself.
Miss Mabel Wilcox went down to Jun-
iata , close of last week , and made a suc
cessful application for the position of
primary teacher in the public schools of
V XI that place. She entered upon her duties
on Monday morning. Miss Mabel has
had valuable experience in the McCook
public schools and will doubtless give
the people of Juniata satisfaction and
good service in their first primary.
Miss Nona Case , sister of Dr. Case , has
accepted a position as a teacher in the
second primary department of the Mc
Cook schools and will leave tomorrow to
be in readiness for her work. During
her short stay here she has endeared
herself to the people of our village who
have found her to be a very intelligent
and pleasant lady and cordial best wish
es for her success follow her. Stockville
Good Doctrine to Practice.
There is nothing as contemptible in
the newspaper business as malicious ly
ing , for political effect. It should not
be indulged in so much by some of our
Republican contemporaries. Hastings
The deputy-revenue collector , a few
of the postmasters already appointed
and a few others who expect an appoint
ment in the Fifth congressional district ,
met at Holdrege , Tuesday , and nomina
ted Capt. C. E. Adams of Superior as a
candidate for Congress. The gallant
captain has our deepest sympathy.
Twenty Stories About Mark Twain.
Mark Twain is the next famous person
to be "anecdotalized" by The Ladies'
Home Journal , and the humorist's closest
friends have sent to the magazine for its
next number some twenty odd stories
about him , none of which have ever been
printed. They are , of course , of the droll
sort , but not more funny than the "snap
shot" pictures of Mark which his friends
have also loaned the magazine. These ,
too , have never been printed.
S. C. King's peach trees produced
bountifully , this season , of a good sized ,
well flavored fruit. The grasshoppers
made it necessary to pick the fruit rather
early , though.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
JUDGE BURTON of Hastings was in the
city , Tuesday , on legal business.
REGISTER RATHUUN was in Heaver
City , Tuesday , on a business trip.
Miss JHSSIU HULL returned to her
home in Michigan , last week.
W. S. MORLAN returned , Monday
afternoon , froui his trip to the mount
ROBERT GUNN returned , Saturday
night , from visiting relatives at Red
Oak , Iowa.
CHARLES MCCONNELL is here from
Illinois , the guest of his brother L. W.
BEN ENGEL returned home , Saturday
night from a week's absence in Ouiaha
at the exposition.
MR. FuRiJUSir , a brother of Mrs. A.
Barnett , spent the close of last week in
the city on business.
CLYDE ROWELL , a son of John , is here
from Colorado , visiting his grandparents ,
Mr and Mrs. C B. Rowell.
CHARLES MICK , who was an orderly
for Captain Lamborn of company "I/ ' ,
arrived home , Monday night.
W. T. COLEMAN and family , Miss Nel
lie and Mr. Frank Smith arrived from
Yale , Iowa , Saturday night on 3
E. McCANN , who formerly conducted
a grain buying business at Perr3' , had
business in the city , Saturday last.
MRS. KATE SHAW and her son George
of Omaha were the guests of County
Judge Bishop and family , this week.
HARRY TROTH was down from Benkel-
tiian over Saturday and Sunday , return
ing to his work on Monday morning.
J. H. BENNETT came down from the
ranch at Max , last Saturday evening , to
look after business affairs here for a
Miss LoTTA STOVER returned , Tues
day night , from visiting St. Joe , Kansas
City , Omaha , and her home in Republic ,
M. LEACH , architect of the new court
[ louse , came up from Lincoln , Wednes
day night , on business connected with
FRANK JOHNSON , late miller at the
McCook mill , left for Harvard , last Fri
day morning , to take charge of a mill
there in which he has an interest.
J. WlLHOUR and wife of Lincoln were
Commercial guests , Sunday. He is en
gaged in collecting for one of the great
mrvesting machinery companies.
M. J SPERLING , manager of the Sul-
ton Comedy Co. , was in the city , Mon
day , making arrangements for the ap
pearance of that company in our city.
MRS. H. P SUTTON and the children
arrived home , Monday morning. They
lave been making a long visit to her
old home in Ainsworth , Brown county.
MR. AND MRS. E. R. BALL and Mr.
and Mrs. A. E. Ball , all of Hawarden ,
Iowa , spent Tuesday night in the city ,
continuing their journey Denverward ,
MRS. CORA KELLEV arrived from Cal-
fornia , last week , and will make her
louie here now. We understand that
she contemplates engaging in the busi
ness of dress-making.
MARION ANDERSON and Hewet An-
lerson , who have been visiting here for
a few days , the guests of Dollie Archi
bald , returned to their home in Omaha ,
ast Saturday morning.
MISSES HANNAH , KITTIE AND MAY
STANGLAND and Knud departed , this
norning , for Lincoln , to attend school :
? he girls will enter the state university ,
vhile Knud will matriculate at the Wes-
Miss EDNA DIXON left , this morning ,
or Lincoln , where she will enter the
musical department of the Weslej'an
university. She was accompanied by
Mrs. Dixon , who will help in making
MRS. T. J. PATE , Myrtle and Delbert
[ lave been taking in the exposition.
Mrs. Pate and Miss Myrtle are also visit
ing a brother of Mrs. Pate down in Kan
sas , while absent. Delbert returned
tiome. last night.
E. N. ALLEN was up from Arapahoe ,
Sunday , on matters political and other-
, vise. Mr. Allen is the Republican uoini-
ice for state senator for the sgth district.
His gallant campaign , two years ago ,
jives promise of a successful run , this
REV. DELETZKE of Spencer , Iowa , has
jeen the guest of C. F. Pade part of the
veek. He left for Colorado , yesterday
norning , on a short visit. He will re-
urn , accompanied by Mrs. Deletzke , in
i few days , and will again visit here
) riefly before returning to Iowa.
Arrangements have already been made
for tents and lights. The grounds will
be well lighted by electricity.
Arrangements are being made to hire
and equip another room for the Sixth
grade. This will perhaps demand an
addition of one teacher to the teacher
It is the determination of the people
of McCook to make this reunion a grand
success , and you will miss the greatest
gathering held in Southwestern Ne
braska in years if you do not come.
The "Midway" will be well provided
with amusements of an innocent nature.
There will be no lack of opportunities to
have a good time at a small expense.
Make your arrangements now to be pres
Manj- prominent speakers will be
present. Already favorable replies have
been received from Senator Allen , Ton :
Majors , Auditor Cornell , Congressman
Sutherland , Generals Thayer , Cole , Gage
and Barry. W. P. McCreary and other
prominent men will also be here during
the reunion and will speak.
A Fine Entertainment.
Sutton's Big Double Company o
twenty people with a superb band and
orchestra will appear in the opera house ,
tomorrow night , presenting the latest
ami greatest war drama entitled "Cuba
Libre. " This play portrays Cuban life
just after the destruction of the Maine
and while this country and Spain were
on the verge of war. The company
travels in its own special car and carries
special scenery to present this great play
properly. They lately finished an en
gagement at Nebraska City to the capac
ity of that large opera house. The
prices are only 25 , 35 and 50 cents. Re
served seats on sale at McConnell's
Another Popular Exhibition.
S. M. Cochran & Co. will hold another
exhibition of the celebrated Majestic
Steel Range , September 26th to October
ist. Our readers will remember the one
held in the spring , which drew hundreds
of people to their mammoth store. The
exhibition , reunion week , will excel the
one in the spring. Hold your orders un
til you see what this famous range can
Has One of Them.
The McCook band has been playing an
engagement at the exposition , and there
by adding to its good reputation. One
of the city papers refers to the organiza
tion as the "crack band of the state. "
There are two "crack bands" in Nebras
ka , and McCook certainly has one of
them. The Medley , Lincoln , Neb. , Sep
Broke His Collar-bone.
While at work for W. C. Bullard &
Co. , Wednesday morning , Conrad Amen
had the misfortune to have his collar
bone broken by a falling freight-car
door. He is getting along nicely.
Mortgage Record tor August.
Farm mortgages filed $1,840 ; released
5,627.50. Town mortgages filed $725 ;
released $2,630. Chattel mortgages filed
529,898 90 ; released $12,749.71.
Wind and Dust.
A heavy wind prevailed in this section ,
Monday evening , carrying with it clouds
af dust. A marked falling of tempera
ture was the result.
Fifty Men Wanted.
B. F. Shultz , living seven miles north
if Bartley , wants fifty men to begin to
: ut 165 acres of broom corn , September ,
Are You Going to the Exposition ?
Rent furnished rooms at 2616 North
[ gth street. Five blocks from main en-
: rance of the grounds ; all modern ; free
jaths ; first-class in all respects. Write
Mrs. R. D. McCutcheon , Omaha , Neb. ,
tor particulars. ig-6ts.
Fill Your Cellars.
I am now prepared to fill your cellar
, vith potatoes at the lowest market price.
5ive me your orders early and secure
: hoice potatoes. H. STONE.
A girl to do general housework. Good
.vages . will be paid to a competent girl.
See Mrs. F. M. Kimmell on North Mar-
ihall at once.
The sick list of company "L" Third
egiment , September 3rd , is as follows :
lyrus Redfield , Fred Johnson , J. M.
Murphy , FredL. Sheets , Albert F. Helm.
W. C. Bullard & Co. are making some
ittractive and convenient changes in the
irrangement and equipment of their of-
ice , this week.
Purses , pocket books and card cases at
Overcoats are not uncomfortable , this
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 : , a. m. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 : p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J , W. HlCKEV , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Sunday-school at uooa. :
m. Evening service at 8:00 : p. m. Even
song and instruction on Thursdays at
8:00p.m. : REV. HOWARD STOY ,
Priest in Charge.
CHRISTIAN Bible school at 10 a. m.
and Y. P. S. C. E. at 7 p. m. each Lord's
day. Preaching morning and evening
every alternate Lord's day. Prayer
meeting on Wednesday evening'
T. P. BBALL , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Preaching service at II ; subject , "How
to Talk with Doubters. " Junior Union
at 3 p. m. Senior Union at 7. Gospel
service at 8 ; theme , "The Story of an
Outcast. " All are most welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. Preaching at n ; subject , "I will
lift up mine eyes unto the hills from
whence cometh my help. " Endeavor at
7. Preaching at 8 ; subject , "Religion a
valid and permanent element in life. "
Prayer-meeting , Wednesday evening at
8. W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at 10 a.m.
Preaching at n ; subject , "Christ Our
Passover ; " after which the administra
tion of the Lord's Supper. All members
of the church are invited. Junior League
at 2:30. Epworth League at 7. Preaching
8 "Three Years " the
ing at ; subject , ;
farewell sermon of the pastor. Prayer
and Bible study Wednesday evening at
8. All are welcome.
J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
The Ladies' Missionary society of the
Congregational church will hold their
annual thank-offering meeting in the
church , Wednesday afternoon , Septem
ber I4th , at 2:30.
Responsive service , followed by short
Reasons for thankfulness in our country -
Reasons for thankfulness in foreign
riiank-offering prayer. . . . ,
Missionary address Rev. Turner
Collection of envelopes
Reading text and messages in envel
Rev. W. J. Turner , who has been en
joying a vacation of a few weeks in the
mountains , returned to his pastoral la-
jors in the Congregational church ,
Fuesday of this week.
Miss NELLIE SIMPSON is visiting
VIrs. C. W. Bronson.
JOHN CORDEAL returned to Chicago ,
ast week , to resume his law work there.
C. N. WHITTALER took a ride down
rom Culbertson on his wheel , yester-
iay , on business.
MRS. JOHN SHEPHERD and daughter
Delia went down to Omaha , Thursday
norning , to take in the exposition , and
GUY MURPHY succeeds Frank Hen-
lerson in the employ of Wilcox & Son.
, Ve understand that Frank contemplates
joing to Chicago.
A. BARNETT went down to Omaha ,
Vednesday evening , to attend the Lum-
> ermen's Day exercises at the exposition ,
; nd will be gone until Sunday.
The Thompson Dry Goods Co. begins
msiness next Monday , September I2th ,
s will be noticed by their aunounce-
nent elsewhere in this paper. Mr.
Thompson , who came directly from mar-
: et here.is greatly pleased with prospects
or business this fall and has prepared a
louse full of the most attractive goods to
IB found. We bespeak for the new con-
ern a liberal patronage.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Metho-
list church gave a delightful reception ,
esterday afternoon , at the home of Mrs.
L J. Chambers , to the ladies of the
hurch and class.
The buggies of Messrs. Otopolick and
Jrenning got mixed up at the free show ,
ast evening , and both were considerably
Your attention is directed to I. T. Ben-
amin's advertisement on page eight.
THE TRIBUNE and The Toledo Blade
or $1.25 a year , strictly in advance.
School books free at the free show
Guaranteed Mixed Paint atMcMillen's
) rug Store.
County Fair Attractions.
The managers have contracted with
Prof. Murphy of Council Bluffs , Iowa ,
who will be here with his two trained
dogs , Tip and Fritz These dogs will
make ascensions every day in a 4O-feet
balloon. They go up alone and at a sig
nal given by firing a gun they both jump
from the clouds and come down in a par
achute. These dogs have never been
exhibited until this season and this is
the chance of a life to see this wonderful
exhibition of canine inteligence and
courage. Ascensions every afternoon at
one price of admission. This is only one
of the many attractions of the fair.
Something to please everybody. The
racing promises to be the best ever in
the west. The track is in first class con
dition. Come everybody , and give your
selves and families a much needed and
well earned rest and treat.
W. A. McCoOL , Sec.
The Boys Regret His Death.
Last Saturday afternoon , G. D Pierce ,
who assisted the Brigade band during
their recent two weeks' engagement
in Omaha , accidentally shot himself
through the heart with a 42 caliber rifle ,
dying almost instantly. Pierce played
the clarionet. He left the band on
Thursday of last week , in order to get
ready to teach school in Newman Grove ,
this state , where the accident occurred.
Pierce was a graduate of the college at
Grinnell , Iowa , and the band boys all
speak highly of him as a gentleman and
musician All regret his sad , untimely
Of one thing Americans may already
eel assured , namely , that hereafter , in
foreign harbors , whether in the At
lantic , the Mediterranean or the
Pacific , when they see the Stars
and Stripes unrolled , it will be saluted
by the stranger with a respect instilled
by dread , and will be felt by themselves
like the grasp of a hand not only friend
ly , but mighty , stretched out from their
native laud. Collier's Weekly.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice on Sept. 4th :
Win. E. Blake , Mathew C. Egan ,
L. M. Bliss , Theadore Smith ,
H. A. Cowles , Thomas Smith ,
J. D. Watson.
In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they are advertised.
F. M. KIMMELL , Postmaster.
A Sad Farmer Was He.
One of the saddest farmers in Red
Willow county was the one that bought
a steel range from the peddlers for $48
when he discovered that he could buy a
better range for $25 from Cochran & Co.
of McCook. He is indeed a sad man.
Let the readers of THE TRIBUNE profit
by this foolish man's experience.
Latter part of September , 100 head of
hogs and pigs , property of Nancy Camp
bell. Call and see them at Campbell's
ranch at Box Elder and leave your bids.
9-2-413 A. W. CAMPBELL.
Valuable Land for Sale.
A half-section of river bottom land ,
two miles from McCook , on easy terms.
Write or see M. H. MEYER , McCook.
J. G. Stokes and wife removed to Mc-
2ook , this week , where they will reside
in future , and Mr. Stokes will continue
in the grocery business. Mr. Stokes
: ame to Hayes county twenty one years
igo , and for a number of years was en-
jaged in the cattle business. Ten years
igo he opened a store in Hayes Center
md met with success in business , his
; tore being one of the landmarks of the
, 'illage. Mr. Stokes and wife will be
'realty missed from among us , and
iverybody will wish them the largest
neasure of success in their new home.
Hayes Center Republican.
If you must have a steel range right
iway , remember that Cochran & Co. of
McCook have 25 on the floor of their
jreat store now and have a full car-load
) n the way. They guarantee the lowest
price and the best quality. Don't fail to
see them before buying.
Attention is directed to the advertise-
iient of the "Home Comfort" family and
lotel ranges of the Wrought Iron Range
2o , of St. Louis , Mo. appearing else-
vhere in this issue.
A slight fall of rain , this morning , and
L marked lowering of the already low
.emperature. A fire is quite coinforta-
) le , this morning.
We have just received a nice line of
.inted and plain writing papers and tab-
ets. L. W. MCCONNELL & Co.
Ben Olcott was fined $17.85 , this week ,
md set to work on the streets to square
he account. \
Boxing at the free show tonight and
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Thin ice formed , Tuesday night.
Four new business houses within
Free show , last performance , Saturday
WANTED Short-hand pupils. L.V
Guaranteed Mixed Paint atMcMillen's
Purses , pocket books and card cases at
See the boxing match at the frt-t- show
tonight and Saturday night.
George Leland is adding a brick front
to his East Dennison street store build
Dr. and Mrs. Oppenheiiuer , of Galves-
tou , Texas , are stopping at the Palace
Joseph Meuard has greatly improved
his store front , this week , by new ar.1
The electric light poles and wires , erf
being generally overhauled and the cir
If the wind is right there will be a ba !
loon ascension at the freeshow , Saturua\
night , free to all.
Labor Day as a day of rest or cessation
from labor is a cod , a misnomer , so fa-
as McCook is concerned.
The stocks and competition offered bv
our merchants make it quite unnecessary
to go elsewhere to trade.
We have just received a nice line of
tinted and plain writing papers and tab
lets. L. XV. MCCONNELL & Co
We understand that the Garbers con
template reengaging in business in our
city , as soon as the } can get matters in
J. G. Stokes has had a number of men
at work , this week , getting hs store
room in shape. Quite a lew repairs were
Seven different makes of fine steel
ranges are ou exhibition and offered for
sale by S. M. Cochran & Co. Price and
The free show is drawing enormous
crowds each night at its platform. It is
the best free show that has visited our
city in years.
Don't buy a poor range for $48 from a
peddler's wagon when you can get a
BETTER ONE FOR $25 from S. M. Ccch
ran & Co. of McCook.
The postofBce and banks had a comer
on the observance of Labor Day. Nine
ty-nine out of every hundred people did
not know anything about the day.
Don't be in a hurry to buy a steel
range. Wait for the exhibition at S. M.
Cochran & Co.'s , September :6th to Oc
tober ist. An elegant biscuit in three
WANTED To rent for a year , a five or
; ix room house in town. Stabling for
four horses or will build if satisfactory
irrangements can be made. Inquire at
No one can feel or express much pruie
in Nebraska when she goes on such a
: antrum as that indulged in , Mondax
ivening. But , with all her faults , we
eve her still.
The Famous Clothing Co. uses more
iberal space , this week , in setting forth
: he attractive bargains they are offering
n their various lines. Read their nc\\
The big crops , the big ranches , the
jig cattle , the big hogs all of the big
.hings of the big west arc noticed in The
3uiaim Bee , the big newspaper , twelve
pages each week , only 65 cents a > oar
The members of the Brigade baud re
urned home , Monday morning , irom
Duiaha , having maintained their rernita
.ion as being the iuict amateur han.l tr >
lie west , and having , incidental . Ki-
i high old time.
McCook now has in stock the 1 v , s.
md most varied lines of mcrcliiui > h < > ( 01
ill kinds that she has offered the puMu
n many years. You will find in the col
imns of THE TRIIHTNIJ where to 1.0 n *
vhat you want.
If you buy a Majestic Steel Range ttom
iochran & Co. , during the exhibition
veek , September 26th to October i-.t
ou will get $6 worth of the finest furiu
ure in the market. This will onlv holil
; oed during this week.
Sick people are invited to call on l r
) ppenheimer at his office , room 9.
'alace hotel , for consultation. Ten
ears' hospital experience at your scrici
so fee charged , no medicine givcn.oldesl
reatuient in the world hydropatlu
water ) better than calomel , coal-tat
iroducts , cocaine , hypnotics and othct
laugcrous drugs. Disease is poison wh\
, dd poison ? See the doctor personally.
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