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SEVENTEENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 23 , 1898. NUMBER 19
West Nebraska Conference.
The Methodist conference for the west
Nebraska district closed Monday , ar.d
Bishop Fitzgerald made the following
I ( appointments for the conference year :
C. A. Hale , presiding elder.
Alma , W. C. Crago ; Arapahoe , N. J.
'Chrysler ; Atlanta , W. E. Uncopher ; Ax-
Uell , E. B. Crippen ; Hartley , M.S. Fouch ;
Beaver City , M. T. Sliffler ; Bloomington ,
IM. . Gngsby ; Benkelman , D. Slreeter ;
Kox Elder , to be supplied ; Cambridge ,
'O. R. Beebe ; Culbertson , G. B. Mayfield ;
7 Oanbury , to be supplied ; Franklin , G.P.
Trites ; Hildreth and Border , to be supplied
plied ; Holdrege , B. S. Hay wood ; Hayes
Center , to be supplied ; Haigler , to be
supplied ; Hendley. C. A. Norlin ; Hol-
'brook , to be supplied ; Indianola , W. J.
Boyd ; Imperial , to be supplied ; Loomis ,
G. W. Keisling ; McCook , J. A. Badcon ;
Miuden , C. A. Mosten ; Max and Stratton -
ton , to be supplied ; Norman , to be supplied -
-plied ; Oxford , A. A. King ; Orleans , to
fte supplied ; Palisade , J. V. Robinson ;
Riverton , O. L. Burns ; Republican City ,
W. S. Blackburn ; South McCook , to be
supplied ; Trenton , E. E. Crippen ; Up
land and Campbell , D. C. Ilopson ; Wau-
iieta , W. C. P. Wimberly ; Wilsonville ,
H. D. Robertson ; Wilcox and Ragan , R.
Death of C. Armstrong , Jr.
This community was shocked , last
Saturday , to learn of the death of Chris
topher Armstrong , Jr. , in Chicago , where
ihe had gone some time ago for his health ,
which had been impaired for many
months. Bright's disease carried him
off. The deceased was in the neighbor
hood of 60 years of age. "He was a large
property holder , both real and personal.
He was an early settler of Nebraska , and
lias much property in the state in vari
ous sections of the commonwealth. Life
was sweet to him and having amassed
considerable of this world's goods he de
sired to remain and enjoy it but man
only proposes. The remains were buried
on Monday m Preemption , Illinois.
Mrs. Armstrong was with him at the
end. She has much sympathy in this
great sorrow. There are no children.
Prepay Your Mall Matter.
A new ruling of the postoffice depart
ment prohibits postmasters from for
i > warding , when the receiver has changed
ihis address , or returning to the sender ,
any mail matter but letters , unitl postage
us prepaid for the forwarding or return
ing of the same. Hereafter do not ask
the postmaster to forward your papers or
magazines when you move to another
postoffice , but immediately notify the
publisher by a postal card of your new
address. Nothing but first class mail
can be forwarded. Second , third and
fourth class mail matter must be pre
Call The Bluff.
A certain minion of the law in this
city takes Exceptions to our statement in
last week's paper about the selling oi
liquor to minors , and expresses surprise
that THE TRIBUNE should knows things
that the police do not see or know. Be that
as it may , THE TRIBUNE knows where
of it writes , and repeats the charges , and
more can prove them. But these things
are not new to the police , either. The
bluff is called. And as to the "trouble"
intimated by that minion of the law , we
will take care of that , too.
14 % Jasper Imagines Vain Things.
* 'As long as Jim Robinson and Henry
Crabtree are commissioners , McCook's
scheme to force the people to build and
furnish a $50,000 court house , will fail to
pan out a success. Indianola Reporter.
Very true , Jasper , for the reason that
uo such idea or purpose exists outside
of your vain imagination. In fact , Col
onel , you are a very poor and unreliable
imaginer when the court house or Mc
Cook are involved.
Accidentally Shot Himself.
Guy Benedict of Culbertson accident
ally killed himself , last Saturday , while
riding in a wagon with a loaded gun.
He was a nephew of C. E. Benedict of
our city. He lived in our city fora while
and was well and favorably known by
many here who will learn of his tragic
and untimely death with sorrow and re
Fill Your Cellars.
I am now prepared to fill your cellar
with potatoes at the lowest market price.
Give me your orders early and secure
choice potatoes. H. STONE.
A girl to do general housework. Good
wages will be paid to a competent girl.
See Mrs. F. M. Kimmell on North Mar
shall at once.
A beautiful set of steel ware given free
with each Majestic sold during the ex-
Siibition , next week.
S. M. COCHRAN & Co.
Purses , pocket books and card cases at
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
P. GIBBONS was up from Orleans , Sun
day on a visit.
J. E. KELLEY joined his wife in Den
ver over Sunday.
MRS. G. W. DILLON is very ill with an
attack of paralysis.
MRS. A. CAMPBELL returned from
Denver , Sunday-on 6.
Miss LENA SCHOBEL returned to Minden -
den , Wednesday morning.
C. A. LEACH went down to the exposi
tion , Wednesday morning.
JAMES BOATMAN has been under the
doctor's care part of the week.
J. W. HUPP went over to Lebanon ,
Tuesday morning , on business.
GEORGE LAVERTY is visiting in the
city , the guest of W. D. Burnett.
L. H. BLACKLEDGE and family of Cul
bertson were city visitors , Saturday.
MR. AND MRS. W. S. MORLAN went in
to see the exposition , Monday night.
MRS. HOWE SMITH went over to Atwood -
wood , Kansas , Tuesdayon a visit to her
REGISTER RATHBUN attended the rep
resentative convention in Culbertson ,
F. S. WILCOX returned home from his
eastern trip , last week. Mrs. Wilcox
will return later.
JOHN AND LILLIE COONS and August
Fichtner went down to the exposition ,
MRS. J. B. MESERVE came up from
Lincoln , close of last week , and is the
guest of her daughter.
MR. AND MRS. C. W. BARNES are the
parenlsof a nine and a half pound daugh
ter , born Sunday night.
MRS. NELLIE JOHNSON arrived home ,
last Saturday , from a month's absence in
Colorado for her health.
MISSES DOT AND BABE DAVENPORT
were down from Culbertsou , Saturday ,
guests of McCook friends.
A. McMlLLEN went in to Omaha , Mon-
dajto take in the exposition , and to
make fall purchases of goods.
MRS. W. C LATOURETTE is out from
Cedar Rapids. Iowa , on a visit to her
mother at Culbertson and friends in Mc
DR. J. A. GUNN was in Bartley , Satur
day last , in consultation with Dr. J. E.
Hathoru over a serious case of typhoid
MR. AND MRS. GEORGE RANDEL
went down to Omaha , Wednesday morn
ing , to view the attractions of the expo
DR. J. A. GUNN went in to Omaha ,
Wednesday night , to see the exposition.
He will extend his visit over into Iowa ,
before his return.
Miss CONSTANCE RIDNOUR was the
guest of the Misses Norval , Wednesday
night. Miss Constance was on her way
to the exposition.
U. J. WARREN moved into his new
home , the J. P. Lindsay residence , this
week , and L. S. Watson occupied the
house vacated by him.
MRS. H. H. BERRY and Mrs. Sarah
McCarl attended the West Nebraska con-
ferance at Holdrege , Sunday , returning
home on the night train.
REV. AND MRS. DELETZKE came in
from Colorado , Monday on 6 , and after
a brief visit with McCook friends contin
ued their journev Illinoisward.
L. MORSE of Beukelmau was in the
city , between trains , Tuesday , on his
way to attend the Republican represent
ative convention in Culbertson.
NORMAN CAMPBELL returned from
Denver , last Saturday , and went up to
the city of the plains again , Sunday
night , to undergo the osteopathy treat
Miss UNA B. KIPLINGER will arrive
from Creston , Iowa , tomorrow evening
and after a week's visit here , guest of
Mrs. Ed. Beyrer , will go on to Colorado
J. H. FOWLER and Oliver Thorgrim-
son started for Culbertson , Sunday , on
their wheels on a visit to C. N. Whitta-
ker. J. H. was forced to return home by
a punctured wheel after realizing three
or four miles of the journey. Oliver
completed the mission.
REV. GEORGE DUNCAN of Otis , Colorado
rado , was in the city , Saturday last , on
his way home from a visit to the expo
sition at Omaha. Rev. Dungan will be
remembered by the early settlers of Mc
Cook as the first Congregational pastor
in the city and the first pastor of any
church in the city. He spent the day
here endeavoring to close up the sale of
his residence here. His many old time
friends greeted him warmly.
Department Commander Majors and
General Thayer will be here on Tuesday
of the reunion week.
The "Peace Day Festival" program
will be given.at the camp after the in
dustrial parade , Friday evening.
An address will be delivered on
Wednesday of the reunion by Mrs. Abbie
A. Adams , department president of the
W. R. C.
General Bills of the Second Nebraska
regiment has signified his purpose of be
ing here during the reunion , no interfer
We call attention to the matter of dec
oration. Every private residence and
business house should be decorated dur
ing the reunion in some manner.
It is proposed to organize a chorus
from the various choirs of the city to as
sist in the rendition of the "Allegory of
the Civil War " Let our musical people
take an active and willing part
A room on West Dennison street is
being prepared for dancing purposes ,
and there will be dancing throughout
reunion week. Dr. Beach and Ed. Wil
cox will steer the craft , and it will be a
The sham battle will be followed by
the industrial parade , Friday. It is de
sired that all of our merchants and busi
ness people take an active part in this
parade , and that they be repiesented by
a float or some attractive feature.
"The Allegory of the Civil War" as
given by the Brigade band and assistants
will be well worth a hearing. Its pre
sentation at Omaha during the visit of
the band at the exposition was received
with popular approval and delight.
The arch over Main avenue , between
Dennison and Dodge , will serve as the
entrance to the city , and will be high
and quite ornamental , with towers and
span connecting , and the word "WEL
COME" artistically inscribed thereon.
Artillery company "A" will be en
camped here during the reunion. There
are fifty men and thirty horses , with
two pieces of artillery twelve pound
Napoleons in the company. You can't
afford to miss seeing the artillery boys.
The entrance to the grounds will be
in the form of an arch. The center of
the arch will represent the letter A of
the G. A. R , and on each side will ap
pear the G and R , with the words" WEL
COME" in a scroll over all. This arch is
now being built.
We want to direct especial attention
to the industrial parade. Its success de
pends altogether upon the interest that
the business people of the city take in it ,
and we cannot afford to have this feature
fall short of a large and attractive suc
cess. You want to be "in it. "
McCook's pride , the Star of Jupiter ,
will keep open house in the lodge rooms ,
"Peace Jubilee Day" , all day and even
ing. All members from abroad are re
spectfully requested to take advantage
of the opportunity to become acquaint
ed with the head officers and the mem
bers of lodge No. i.
THE LADIES WILL RECEIVE.
The members of the McCook Ladies'
Circle No. 33 of the G. A. R. , will hold
a reception in Ganschow's hall , Wednes
day , immediately after Governor Hol-
coinb's address to the old veterans and
school children. The reception will be
given in honor of the visiting members
of Circles and Relief Corps , and will be
a delightful feature of the day. Re
freshments will be served by the Circle
and a grand time may be expected , for
the ladies are determined to make it
One of the most attractive features of
the reunion will be the "Peace Day Fes
tival" program and exercises. The Na
tional Monument Committee has for
warded programs of the exercises desired
and they will be carried out as given in
full in connection with this article. The
"Allegory of the Civil War" will be giv
en on Thursday , the 29111 , and on the
3oth the sham battle will b'e given , to be
followed by the "Peace Day Carnival"
in the evening. Below we give the pro
PEACE DAY FESTIVAL.
Doxology. . . "Praise God from all Blessings
( Tune of "Old Hundred. " )
Orchestra Selections. . . .Of a Patriotic Nature
Song "Star Spangled Banner"
Solo by local soloist draped in the
Address Local Orator
Song "Gloria- Escelsis"
Specially written for the National Monument
ment Committee by Thomas J. Viv
ian , and arranged by Victor , the
Address "Our Boys in the War"
Sonff "The Red , White and Blue"
Address "Our Women in the War"
Music Selections of a Patriotic Character
Attention is directed to Miss Lotta
Stover's fall millinery opening , Wednes
day next. A very stylish and pretty
display will be made.
A full line of boy's colored shirts at
The Famous. Low prices.
* CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
tf 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. ni ,
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HlCKEY , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Sunday-school at 11:00 : a ,
ni. Evening service at 8:00 p. m. Even ,
song and instruction on Thursdays al
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. ni. each Lord's
day. Preaching morning and evening
every alternate Lord's day. Prayei
meeting on Wednesday evening'
T. P. BEALL , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
io. Morning service at n ; subject , "The
Light That Fails. " Evening service at
8 ; subject , "Individual Responsibility. "
Endeavor at 7. Prayer-meeting at 8
on Wednesday evening ,
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunda3'-school at io.
Preaching at n ; after sermon the admin
istration of Lord's Supper. Junior League
at 2:30. Epworth League at 7. Preach
ing at 8 ; subject , "The Past Three
Years. " Prayer and Bible study Wediies-
eveuing at S. All are cordially invited
to attend. JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at io a. m.
Junior Union at 3 p. ni. The pastor will
preach at 11 a. in. and 8 p. m. Morning
subject , "A Good Soldier. " Evening
theme , "The Drama of the Runaway
Slave. " The male quartette will sing in
the evening. Come and welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
The Catholic brethren are making ar
rangements to have a children's choir in
their church services.
The Congregational brethren are con
templating organizing both athletic and
literary clubs , this winter , among the
Rev. J. A. Badcon returned from the
West Nebraska conference at Holdrege ,
MondajHe has been returned to the
McCook charge for another year , having
received a unanimous call from the
church , upon which lie is to be congrat-
ulpted , and the church felicitated.
A tally-ho party of Christian Endeav-
orers responded , Tuesday evening , to an
invitation of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Colter
to indulge in a watermelon party at
their home a mile or so west of the city.
About eight thirty a large van full of the
charming lassies and brave laddies left
the city for their destination amidst a
din that reminded the hearer of carnival
day in Denver. They returned home
about midnight , having had a delight
fully uproarious time , enjoying the
liberal and warm hospitality of Mr. and
Mrs. Colter to the brim. An element of
surprise on the part of the host and
hostess was introduced when the partv
was called into the dining room and
served refreshments of an excellent and
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS.
Miss Elizabeth Bettcher will likely be
in charge of the Sixth grade.
The work of vaccination is being urged
strenuously by the board of education ,
and is progressing as fast as possible.
Miss Weibly of the Second and Third ,
West , spent Sunday at home in Culbert
son. Elsie Campbell accompanied her.
With between 65 and 70 in the Seventh
and Eighth grades the demand upon one
teacher is beax-y aud the question of
over-crowding obtrudes itself upon the
superintendent and board.
The seats and desks arrived and were
put in place , this week , by Janitors T.
F. Rowell and J. A. Beyrer , and the
members of the Sixth grade will occupy
their new quarters in the city hall , next
Monday morning. The council chamber
of the city hall has been refloored , steam
heat has been piped in and other ar
rangements have been completed for the
comfort and convenience of the children ,
who will have very good quarters bar
ring the nearness to business portion of
the city. This will ease up materially
the over-crowded condition of the Fifth
and Sixth grades in the West ward
building. The Fifth grade will remain
in its present quarters.
Dr. J. P. Williams , associated with Dr.
W. L. Dayton of Lincoln , Nebraska , will
again be in McCook , Friday and Satur
day , October 7th and 8th , at the office of
Dr.W.V.Gage for the treatment of dis
eases of the eye , ear , nose and throat aud
the fitting of glasses.
Just received latest in men's fancy
half hose. Styles you can only see at
first class furnishing houses in Omaha or
Denver and at prices much less than gen
erally sold at. Young man , come and
see them. THE FAMOUS.
The Famous gives this week a few
items relating to their mammoth.new
clothing stock. Don't fail toread'hoir
advertisements always interesting.
German Congregational Assoclat'n.
The association opened , last evening ,
with a sermon by Rev. William Suess of
Kramer , this state.
The association organized this morn
The following ministers are in attend
ance : Revs. E. C. Osthoff of Lincoln ; F.
Egerland of Crete ; C. W.Wuerrschmidt.
Hastings ; William Suess of Kramer ; F.
Wothof Germantown ; R. Hilkerbaumer
of Princeton ; C. Richert of Lincoln ; G.
Essig of Sutton ; P. Lich of Nelson ; J.
Schneider of Crete.
Delegates are in attendance from the
following churches : Inland , Hastings ,
Hayes Center , Nebraska , and Herndon
and Logan. Kansas.
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
The handsome reunion souvenirs now
ornamenting many a coat lapel are the
design of D. W. Colson , and they are
daisies. Everj'body should buy one.
They are attractively wrought in metal ,
suitably lettered , and as a memento of
the occasion will be treasured. Secure
one before the limited supply is ex
Six Knights Templar.
A. W. Hunt , J. H. Ariz and Charles
McConib of Wilsonville , Frank Harris ,
M. O. McClure and J. M.Henderson , Jr. ,
of our city , were last week created
Knights Templar with due ceremony ,
after which an oyster supper was enjoyed
at Garrard's restaurant. The boys , last
week , in Omaha , walked the hot sands of
the desert with true and knightly valor.
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.
Are You Going to the Exposition ?
Rent furnished rooms at 2616 North
igth street. Five blocks from main en
trance of the grounds ; all modern ; free
baths ; first-class in all respects. Write
Mrs. R. D. McCutcheou , Omaha , Neb. ,
for particulars. ig-6ts.
Latter part of September , 100 head of
hogs aud 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.
Everybody invited to call at our store
next week , and see the wonderful work
that can be done on the great Majestic
malleable steel range. The Majestic will
be in constant operation all next week ,
baking three-minute biscuits , etc. , which
will be served free to all callers.
S. M. COCHRAN Si Co.
Those who prefer to have their cloth
ing made to order , will consult their own
interest by seeing us before leaving their
orders. First class work , good trimming
and a good fit guaranteed. See our lines
of coatings , suitings and pantiugs ; no
trouble to show goods. THE FAMOUS.
If you must have a steel range right
away , remember that Cochran & Co. of
McCook have 25 on the floor of their
great store now and have a full car-load
on the way. They guarantee the lowest
price and the best quality. Don't fail to
see them before buying.
THE TRIBUNE urges upon all the ne
cessity of cleaning up about business
portion of the town especially. There
are a few unsightly places that the visi
tors ought not to see when they come to
the reunion. Let us look as pretty as
Mrs. E. M.Pogue and daughter arrived
in the city , Wednesday night , and are
visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. I. M.
The members of the baud had their
pictures taken individually and the same
will be grouped in a city establishment.
We have just received a nice line of
tinted and plain writing papers and tab
lets. L. W. MCCONNELL & Co.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMillen's
See McMillen's new stock of WALL
Machine Oils at McMillen's drug store.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Machine Oils at McMiHen's drug store.
WANTED Short-hand pupils. L. W.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMillen's
Purses , pocket books and card cases at
Work on the court house is progress
ing nicely now.
Mahara's Minstrels at the opera house ,
C. B. Rowell had a quantity of canned
fruit stolen from his cellar , last week.
Mrs. Sadie Bates shipped her house
hold goods to Denver , Thursday of this
PLAIN SEWING WANTED See Mrs.
Jackson , first dwelling north of St.
The county commissioners were in ses
sion , Monday , and adjourned to meet
again October 4th.
The creamery is now only receiving
milk every other day. This rule obtains
at other points as well.
There is a demand for house help in
McCook that is pressing and persistent.
Good wages await competent help.
We have just received a nice line of
tinted and plain writing papers aud tab
lets. I , . W. McCoNNELL S : Co.
The eldest son of William Hamman of
the Ash Creek country died on Wednes
day of this week. He was about of age.
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. Coch
ran & Co. of McCook.
J. P. Notley is building quite an addi
tion to his home in the southeastern part
of the city. It will give them a comfort
able and convenient home.
All advertisers must have changes of
advertisements for next issue of the pa
per in the office by Wednesday noon to
insure prompt change of advertisements.
The management and concessiounaires
are already doing some work on the re
union grounds , preparatory to the com
ing reunion , September 26th to October
Don't be in a hurry to buy a steel
range. Wait for the exhibition at S. M.
Cochran & Co.'s , September 26th to Oc
tober ist. An elegant biscuit in three
WANTED To rent for a year , a five or
six room house in town. Stabling for
four horses or will build if satisfactory
arrangements can be made. Inquire at
Word from a nurse announces that J.
G. Dole of company "L" , Third Nebras
ka regiment , is sick with typhoid fever.
His condition is not such as to cause anv
alann , however.
The Lady Rebeccas entertained the
members of the I. O. O. F. , last Satur
day night , in a social way that was re
plete with pleasurable features , refresh
ments being included.
Mrs. Cora Kelley will open a dress
making establishment in the old tailor
shop first door north of the Commercial
hotel. It has been thoroughly over
hauled , repapered etc.
We are ready for another patent medi
cine fakir or any old thing to extract the
money from the pockets of the people
without giving value received. Truly ,
the average being loves to be fooled most
of the time.
Majestic exhibit at our store all next
week. A delicious lunch served free
from the Majestic oven to all who attend
the exhibit. The Majestic is a wonder
and j-ou should see it.
S. M. COCHRAN & Co.
The "Mystic Star" , one of the neatest
fraternal papers published in the west ,
will appear on next Monday. The su
preme lodge will issue about a thousand
more copies , this month , to meet the in
creasing growth of the young order ,
which has no equal in plan among the
fraternal orders of America.
Dr. Oppenheiiner and his free show
departed hence for Superior , Sunday
morning. The doctor is one of the most
expert leg-pullers McCook has paid tri
bute to in several moons. The doctor
paid a glowing tribute to the efficiency
of the municipal government before clos
ing his game here , although 'he claimed
that McCook life and privileges come
S. M. Cochran & Co.'s hardware store
will be the center of attraction , next
week , where the representatives of the
Majestic Manufacturing Co.will conduct
a grand cooking exhibition of their great
steel ranges , the Majestic. A handsome
ly arranged table will be set in the store ,
where all visitors will be invited to sam
ple the articles baked. The exhibit
promises to be a great event. They ex
tend an invitation to all.
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