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SEVENTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 11 , 1898. NUMBER 26
Good Service Rewarded.
Great and general satisfaction is felt
at Western division headquarters and
among the many friends of Mr. Harris
outside railroad circles at the announce
ment of his appointment to be assistant
superintendent fit Denver , vice E. V.
Highland , incapacitated. Frank Harris
has been Superintendent Campbell's
private secretary for the past sixteen
years and at the time of his appoint
ment to that important and confidential
position was extra agent on this division
His railroad experience covers some
twenty years , and perhaps no one is
better acquainted with the dulies-of the
new office to which he has been ap
pointed than is he. His thorough famil
iarity with the work and Hose sympathy
with his superior officer on the division ,
make him especially and highly fitted
for the place.
TUB TlUBUNK heartily congratulates.
Assist. Supt. Harris went up to Denver ,
Thursday , to assume charge of the office.
The family will remain here for the
present at least.
Determined by the Kind.
No man can long do his duty in busi
ness or socially and politically without
making enemies. If you combat the
wrong , you must incur the enmity of the
wrong-doer. There are persons who get
through life with very few enemies , but
the world is no better for their having
lived. A natural life is no factor in the
warfare that is being waged between
right and wrong , and when you can
write on a man's tombstone , "He was
without enemies , " you can safely in
scribe on the other side , "And did noth
ing for the good of mankind. " It is only
the man who has the courage of his con
victions , and will stand for the right re
gardless of the consequences to hims > elf ,
who is of account in the warfare against
evil. But the character of the enemies
a man has will determine the kind of
work he has accomplished. If he has
been of any account in a community ,
you may know it by the enemies he has
He Had Kissed It.
Colouel Murphy , who sawed off that
sketch of McCook and rouie of her busi
ness men , for consumption in last week's
esteemed Republican , had evidently
kissed the "blarney stone" . His taffy
was ludicrously nauseating to posted
citizens. But the colonel got the "sugar"
for his laughable travesty and those who
are particulary susceptible to fulsome
flatter } ' got what they bargained for too ;
so , perhaps , no one is disappointed.
And the suckers are again wide open
mouthed for the next bait. Come right
along ; no "cod" is so ancient and use
less as to be barred here !
A Persistent Liar.
The editor of the McCook Courier has
r\ lied about his circulation so long and
persistently that he thinks there are no
self-respecting newspaper men. The
Tribune dosen't care a fig what paper
has "the largest circulation between
Denver and Hastings , " but it knows the
Courier is not the one. This paper has
a larger circulation than the Courier.
So has the Beaver City Times. If the
Courier can prove that it has as large a
circulation as the Tribune we will pay
5 to any charitable institution , except
the Courier , that it may name. Beaver
Can't Credit It.
The Culbertson Era can't discredit the
people of Red Willow county enough to
believe that the McCook Comfort has
the largest circulation in it :
"The Beaver City papers have the cir
culation liar of the McCook Courier on
the hip , and it looks like they would
throw him over the transom. If a paper
' leads iu circulation
like McCook's Pop organ
lation , it's no credit to the people of Red
Willow county. "
Will you accompany the ladies of the
Episcopal church on their personally
conducted excursion on the F. , F. & F.
railroad which will leave McConnells-
ville at SVclock p. , in. , November xyth.
Dining car attached , pleasant trainmen ;
all necessary comforts will be provided.
Round trip only 15 cents. Stops at all
principal points of interest along the
line. Come and have a great time.
Ten Fold Better Than Insurance.
Those wishing to make an investment
that will repay itself yearly and yet be
come more and more valuable each year
one that cannot be lost should apply
for paticulars to
J. FLETCHER & . SON , Bartley , Neb.
Furnished or unfurnished , the prop
erty , consisting of house and lot , lately
occupied by C G. Holmes , deceased. Or
will seirthe furniture to suit purchaser1.
M. H. HOLMES.
MOVEMENTS pF THE PEOPLE.
MRS. CLARA HARBISON was a Culberi-
son visitor , Friday.
XV. S. CORNUTT of Culbertson was a
McCook visitor , Monday.
MRS BLOOMER and Dr. Taylor spent
Sunday with Culbertson friends
MRS. D J. NICHOLS is home on a visit
to her mother , Grandmother Rooney.
MISS JOSIB MULLEN began clerking
in the Cash Bargain Store on Thursday.
LESLIE CLARK returned , Saturday
night , from a visit on business to Hold-
MRS. C. XV. BRONSON is visiting in St.
Louis , Rock Island and other points
C. L. DKGROffP is tip from Nebraska
City looking after his business' affairs
MRS. J. KKLLEY , it will be learned
with sorrow by all , is very seriously ill in
R. Q. STEWART , internal revenue col
lector , is in the city , today , on business
of his office.
RECEIVER PirER returned , Thursday
rooming , from Lincoln , where he has
been since Sunday.
C. J. RYAN came home to vote , re
turning to his duties irf eastern Ne
braska , Wednesday.
P. XVALSii is making quite general
and extensive improvements and addi
tions to his residence.
MRS. G. M. WILLIAMS has been down
from Benkeluian receiving treatment for
a dislocated shoulder.
0. J. VANDYKE was up from Holbrook
over Sunday. He is there doing A. O.
U. XV. organizing work.
Miss BERTH A SHAEKER has been con
fined to the house since last Saturday
with an attack of chicken-pox.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN REED are back
in Red XVillow county , after an absence
of a year or two in the northwest.
SAM MOORE and family have moved
into the'Starbuck dwelling recentl } ' va
cated by Conductor Owen and family.
MRS. JAMES HARRIS returned , Sunday
night , from her visit to Council Bluffs ,
Iowa , of a number of week's duration.
MISS FRANCES MONTAGUE arrived on
No. 5 , XVeduesday evening , from Hast
ings and is the guest of Mrs. A. C.Ebert.
S. XX' . CLARK was up from Bartley ,
XVeduesday morning , to promptly hear
the news and celebrate Hathom's victor -
tor } * .
L. H. BLACKLEDGE came down from
Culbertson , Sunday afternoon , and re
mained here until Tuesday morning , on
A. C. TARTSCH of Plattsmouth was
the guest of his son Henry of Frank J.
Morgan's store over Sunday , going east
on No. 6.
H. W. COLE departed , Thursday after
noon , for Des Moines , Iowa , on a busi
ness trip connected with the Star of Jup
RUSSELL AND ED McMiLLEN are can
vassing for the Portable Pantry Co. , and
are making Grand Island headquarters
for the present.
GEORGE B. BERRY is expected from
Chicago to spend the winter here. It is
possible he may again decide to go into
business in the west , later on.
U. J. WARREN left ou Thursday
morning for Sheridan , XVyoming , to set
tle up the affairs of his deceased brother.
He will be absent a week or longer.
STATE TREASURER MESERVE came
home , Monday night , to vote. Mrs.
Meserve accompanied him. They re
turned to Lincoln on No. 6 , the same
J. M. HuET is advertising to sell his
personal and chattel effects , preparatory
to going to eastern Nebraska to work
a count } ' right for the Portable Pantry
Co. He also hopes to thereby benefit
his wife's health.
1. I. MURPHY , author and finisher of
" " in last week's
the "taffy" Republican ,
left on Sunday for Norton , Kansas ,
where he will perpetrate the same
"joke" on the business men of that
town with the necessary change of
names and other data.
MAURICE GRIFFIN came home , Tues
day night , from Cambridge , where he
has been at work for the past two weeks
on the new and handsome Catholic
church now under construction there.
A lack of cut stone gives him a short
visit with the family. The edifice will
be one of the handsomest in this section
On November 2 , 1898 , at the home of
XVilliam and Fanny Coleuian in Coleman -
man precinct , Red XVillow county , eight
miles northwest of McCook , in the pres
ence of over fifty invited guests consist
ing of relatives and friends , Gertie A. ,
their daughter , was united in the holy
bonds of wedlock to Mr. Berton F.XVales ,
a young farmer living in the same local
ity , the writer officiating.
The ceremony took place at 6 o'clock ,
p. in. , after which a bountiful supper
was served and enjoyed by all. Every
body was in the best of spirits and vied
with each other in having a goo 'l time.
Some of the young people sang a num
ber of selections which were received
The happy couple received a large
number of useful and valuable presents.
They expect to commence house keeping
at once. XVe wish them a happy and
prosperous voyage over life's sea and a
safe landing on Canaan's happy shore.
G. B. MAYFIELD.
A large and enthusiastic audience
greeted Hon. E. J. Hainer of Aurora , at
the Menard , Monday evening , and his
magnificent speech brought the cam
paign to a close in a splendid fashion.
It was one of the strongest speeches ever
delivered in our city and received an ap
preciative , close hearing for over two
The school choir and drum corps pro
vided the musical inspiration for the oc
casion. Their efforts were lively and
The stage was patriotically decorated
for the evening , with bunting , flags and
pictures of notables dead and living.
Mr. Hainer well supported the claim
that he is one of Nebraska's strongest po
Last Sunday afternoon at two o'clock
at the home of the bride's parents in
Box Elder precinct , Alva Osborn and
Josephine XVerner were united in mar
riage by Rev. E. J. Vivian of South Mc
Cook , in the presence of the members of
the two families and a few near friends.
A wedding dinner followed the cere
mony. They % vere the recipients of a
number of handsome and useful pres
ents. XVe join in congratulations and
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice ou Nov. 6th :
Nilson Bosson , Mrs. R. L. Brown ,
D. R. Coleburu , MissLesettaHereth ,
Clair Hileuian , O. M. Goldsberry ,
Ed. Hardy , R. C. Hassing ,
N. XV. Masey , Mike Purttill.
Ed. Rodstrum , Mr. T. Schneider.
In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they are advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
Preserve the Birds.
The efforts being made by farmers to
preserve the prairie chickens and quail
from extermination should be respected
and encouraged , for good results are sure
to follow , next year , when the grass
hoppers put in their appearance. Quail
and chickens are valuable as grasshop
per eradicators and every farmer will do
well to do his utmost to prevent their
The Local Election.
The local election was one of the
quietest in McCook's history. The num
bers of straight ballots was unusually
large , though the total vote cast was
considerably below the average. The
usual Republican plurality was rolled
up , averaging over 200. The day was
cold , but absolutely devoid of incident.
Box Elder Circuit.
Services at Box Elder at n in the
morning and at Red Willow at 3 in the
afternoon. Cordial invitation to both
services. D. L. MATSON , Pastor.
Writing paper in bulk and box , with
envelopes to match , at very reasonable
figures. THE TRIBUNE.
Yes , you can get the best corn crib in
town at Bullard's.
See McMilleu's 5 and 10 cent school
ADDITIONAL RAILROAD NEWS.
Brakeman E. XV. Varney , late of the
Cheyenne line , was at headquarters ,
Trainmaster Web. Josselyn was up
from Orleans , Wednesday , coming up on
77 and returning home on the night
Switchman F. L. Delaware went down
to Red Cloud , Thursday morning , to
take the place in the yard there of C. W.
Dewey , who is slightly hurt in an acci
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. XV. HICKEY , Pastor.
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
ever3' alternate Lord's day. Prayer
meeting on XVednesday evening. Sub
ject next Sunday morning , "Christian
Socialism.Evening theme , "Dr. Jekell
and Mr. Hyde. " T. P. BEALL , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Sunday forenoon at 11:00
o'clock , Morning Prayer and Litany.
Sunday evening at 8:00 o'clock , Evening
Prayer. Sunday-school at 10:00 : a. m.
Friday evening lecture at 7:30 o'clock.
Holy communion the first Sunday in
each month. Subject for Friday even
ing lecture , "Idol XX'orship. "
HOWARD STOY , Rector.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10 Preaching service at ir. Junior
E'uleavor at 3. Senior Endeavor at 7.
Preaching service at 8. Prayer-meeting
on XX'ednesday evening at 7:30. : A wel
come to all. Morning subject , "The
Revelation of God the Source of Highest
Strength. " Evening subject , "The Re
ality of God. " '
XXr. J. TURNER , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at 10 a.m.
Preaching at n. Class at 12. Junior
League at 2:30. Epworth League service
at 7. p. ni. Preaching at 8. Prayer and
Bible study , XVednesday evening at 8.
Morning subject , "A Blessing in the
Household. " Evening subject. "Seven
Graces. " All are welcome.
JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Junior Union at 3 p. in. Senior Union
at 7. Preaching at II a. m. and 8 p. m.
Pastor's morning subject , "The Trans
figuration. " Evening theme , "The
Awful Effects of Sin. " The ordinance of
baptism will be administered at the close
of/the evening service. All are welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
The following cases have been filed
since our last report :
Reigner and Shoup Crockery Co. vs.
Charles M. Noble et al. Equity.
License to wed was issued to Charles
XV. Miner and Rosa Albrecht , both of
Cedar Bluffs , Kansas , Monday , and the
county judge thereupon united them iu
The Best Ajid Cheapest.
The New York Independent , the lead
ing weekly newspaper of the world , and
one whose pages exercise the widest in
fluence , is entering upon its fiftieth year
of publication. The Independent em
phasizes its fiftieth year by changing its
form to that of a magazine , and by re
ducing its annual subscription price
from $3.00 to $2.00 ; single copies from 10
to 5 cents. The Independent in its new
form will print 3,640 pages of reading
matter per year at a cost to subscribes of
$2.00 , while the prominent magazines ,
which sell for $4.00 a year , print only
2,000 pages. The subscriber to The In
dependent gets 82 per cent more of
equally good reading matter at one-half
the cost ! It is not only the leading fam
ily weekly newspaper but by far the
cheapest and best. A free specimen
copy may be had by addressing The In
dependent , 130 Fulton Street , New York.
Corrected Friday morning.
Corn $ .20
Oats . 15
Hogs - . . . . .
Dinner , Supper and Oysters.
The Lady Maccabees realized a com
fortable sum from their gastronomic ef
forts , Tuesday. They served dinner ,
supper and oysters , and were accorded
a very fair pationage.
The post office lobby is open Sunday
from 7:30 a. in. to I p. m. Not open
after i p. in. J. N. PURVIS.
If j'ou want any slack coal we can
supply you. We screen all of our coals.
BULLARD & CO.
Decorated crepe tissue 35 cts. per roll
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
No Hunting : Allowed.
XVe , the undersigned , residents of
Coleman precinct , hereby give notice
that no hunting will be allowed on our
farms , or on land under our care , under
the penalty of the law.
Win. Coleman , XV. A. Welchlin ,
A. Prentice , C. H. XVelchlin ,
J. N. Smith. XVm. Divine ,
M. H Cole , XV. S. Bixler ,
XV. M. Rozell , F. Cyracks ,
XV. B. XVales , Jake Betz ,
H K. Bixler , Win. Prentice ,
A.J. Bair , Albert Smith ,
Robert Moore , Henry Oelrich ,
XV K. Forsey , J. T. Sanders ,
Levi. Sominers , J. R.'Traphagan ,
C. H. Bixler , I. B. Stryker ,
Thomas Real , John Droll ,
James Ryan , XVm. Heun ,
S. C.John , John U Smith ,
J. XV. Corner , Elmer Smith ,
XV. M. Sharp , EH D. Bair ,
II. Simuierman , Thomas Coyle ,
T. F. Ryan. Mike Coyle.
George Howell , J. XV. Smith ,
Jacob Rozell , Frank Coleman.
The returns from the eight counties of
the 2gth senatorial district indicate be
yond a reasonable doubt that E N.
Allen of Arapahoe is safely elected state
senator from this district. The following
are the majorities as received by the sen
atorial committee headquarters :
Chase 33 .
Dutuly 3 *
Frontier 4 *
Furnas . . . . - 109
Gosper : 172 *
Elay es 36 *
Elitchcock ' . . 90 *
Red XVillow ' 193 *
TOTALS 299 341
Allen's plurality 42
Those counties marked with an * are
official , and the other figures come on
It Doesn't Cost a Cent.
"Poultry on the Farm for Profit , " is
the title of a series of articles now being
published in the Inter-state Poultryman ,
of Tiffin , Ohio. The subscription price
of this practical poultry journal is fifty
cents a year , but it will cost the readers
of THE TRIBUNE nothing.Xre will give
any one who subscribes for our paper or
who pays all arrearages and one year in
advance , the Inter-State Poultryman one
whole } -ear free. Now is 3'our opportun
ity to get a valuable present. Subscribe
now and pay one year in advance. Call
in or remit by mail. Mention this offer.
THE TRIBUNE. McCook , Neb.
Pleasant Euchre Party.
Mrs. J. F. Kenyon gave a very enjoya
ble euchre party , last night , in honor of
Mrs. S. L. Moench of Rushville , Illinois.
There were present : Mesdames S. L.
Moench , G. R. Snider , Vina XVood , H.
P. Sutton , S. P. Hart , Albert Barnett ,
Alex. Campbell , Frank Harris , A.P.Bon-
not , F. M. Kiminell , XXT. D. Burnett , O.
M. Knipple , Charlotte Brewer , G. A. No- 1
ren , Frank Kendlen , Miss Margaret Ev
ans. Dainty refreshments were served
by the hostess in her customarily clever
and tasteful style.
Collar Bone Broken.
Mrs. Sue Hileuian of Driftwood pre
cinct had the misfortune , Tuesday of this
week , to fall out of the wagon , between
the farm and McCook , and sustained the
fracture of her collar bone and other in
Conductor A. P. Bonnet received a
telegram , Tuesday night , from Train
master J. C. Birdsell announcing the
birth of a ten-pound daughter and the
further fact that both mother and child
are doing nicely. All his large circle of
friends here will earnestly wish for the
trainmaster's early and complete re
covery , and with THE TRIBUNE offer
Considerable interest is felt in the ap
pointment of a successor to Private Sec
retary Harris. Among those mentioned
as probabilities are H. G. Bornenian ,
now Master Mechanic Archibald's clerk ,
and a gentleman from general head
A gang of carpenters commenced '
work , Thursday morning , on the addi
tion to the Burlington headquarters at
this place , nature of which was given in
a recent issue of THE TRIBUNE. The
gang is in charge of J. K. Townsend.
M. Lawritson is acting as Supt. Camp
bell's clerk until a successor is chosen to
Frank Harris , late private secretary to
The Anheuser-Busch people are having
a beer house built along the track be
tween the freight house and the ice
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
See McMillen's 5 and 10 cent school
WANTED Short-hand pupils. L. W.
Decorated crepe tissue 35 cts. per roll
For that dully feeling take Sheridan
coal at Bullard's.
Cow FOR SALE Good milch cow for
sale. Inquire 706 Main avenue.
This paper and the great St. Louis
Semi-XVeekly Republic for $1.75 a year.
Mrs. Rose Mokko has purchased the
Des Larzes residence opposite the Cen
FOR SALE A three-quarter blood
Jersey heifer. Inquire at county treas
The weather , this week , though bright
and sun-shiney , has been stimulating to
the coal trade.
A copy of Uncle Sam's Navy Portfolio
for loc. The series of 12 for $ r. At THE
Mrs. M.E Barger moved her millinery
establishment. Tuesday , down street into
the old XX'ilcox stand.
XX'ANTED To buy Hog Millet seed.
Enquire at XX' . C. Bullard's lumber office.
U. J. XVARREN.
XX'e would suggest to those using the
portable pantry that Sheridan coal is
also a good thing. Buy it at Bullard's.
This week , II. P. Sutton added a new
frout of iron to his jewelery store , which
uoticably improves it's exterior appear
"The Man in the Moon's" sweetheart
will be at the Guild's "Excursion" so
cial. Thursday evening , Nov. 171 ! ) . See
her at "Broadmore" booth.
C. II. Boyle and John Selby assisted
County Clerk Green in canvassing the
vote , the official abstract of which ap
pears elsewhere in this issue.
Remember the date for the "Excur
sion" social by the ladies of the Episco
pal church November i7th , in McCon
nell's hall. Go with them.
Morley Piper of Box Elder and Frank
Schoonover of Allen precinct , over the
line of Frontier county , have gone to
Kearney , to sell portable pantries.
XX7e still have a few of those "Uncle
Sam's Navy" portfolios in stock. They
are ten cents each or the entire series
of twelve for one dollar. You should se
cure a set.
Don't make any arrangements for
your year's reading matter without con
sulting THE TRIBUNE. We can club
with any paper or magazine you wish
and save you money.
The lecture in the Methodist church ,
Tuesday evening , November isth , will
be a rare intellectual treat. Dr. John is
eminent in his line and deserves a full
hearing. Tickets are s
On account of inability to keep the
building warm , XVednesday morning ,
the children of the West ward school
were dismissed for the morning session.
School was resumed in the afternoon.
Colonel Phillips of the Indianola Re
porter sent out a few hundred sample
copies , last week , for no more sordid
reason than to satisfy a longing to
"cause the Pops to quit their meanness. "
XX'e understand that The Famous
Clothing Co. contemplates opening a
branch establishment of the parent
house , some where in the eastern part of
the state , and that Abe Engel will be in
charge of the same.
Mrs. Anfin Hogue of Allen precinct.
Frontier county , had the misfortune to
have one of her legs broken , a week or
two since , while returning home from a
shopping trip to this trading point. The
wagon over-turned and the broken leg
was the result.
There are about 200 call and lock
boxes in the McCook postoffice not in
use. This is a sufficient number to ac
commodate all who may desire the bet
ter facilities afforded by having individ
ual boxes. The cost is small : call boxes
25C. and lock boxes soc. per quarter.
Quite a detachment of the First Ten
nessee regiment of volunteers' passed
through here , Sunday afternoon , from
San Francisco to their homes in Tennes
see. A few of them stayed here over
night , continuing their journey home
ward on the following day. There was
aothing in their behavior to indicate
ihat they were sorr } ' to be going home
ind out of Uncle Sam's service.
THE TRIBUNE will club with any pa
per you may want. Try it.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
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