The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, November 18, 1898, Image 1
* * * : SEVENTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , NOVEMBER 18,1898. NUMBER 27 To the Public. During the months of January and February of this year , a statement was sent to each person assessed in the coun ty having delinquent personal tax , show ing the amount due and the years for which it was assessed. In this notice attention was called to the fact that un less the amount stated therein was paid within a few months , a distress warrant would be issued to collect the same. A large number responded , but there are still many who have not attended to this matter. I have endeavored to give the people all the time possible and to make it as easy as I could under the laws of this state , but the time has come when the delinquent tax MUST BE PAID , It takes just so much to run the county and if one does not pay his lax the levy must be raised and the rest pay more. This we all realize to be unjust , especial ly since two large crops have been har vested in succession. During the years of crop failures there was a good excuse for not paying. Immediately after settle ment in January , 1899 , I shall commence in the beginning of the personal tax book and issue distress warrants against all delinquent tax payers , going through the towns first and then take precinct after precinct until the delinquent taxes are paid. No statement will be sent you and this is the only notice that will be given ; but there is time enough from now until dis tress warrants will be issued in January for all to pay and thereby save the cost of collecting under warrant. This notice must not be taken as extending the time of payment , but if the interest of the county demands it , a distress warrant will be issued at any time. Let all take notice. Dated McCook , Neb. , Nov. 13,1898. * J. H. BERGE , County Treasurer. Educational Association. The Southwestern Nebraska Educa tional association will hold its annual session in Arapahoe , Thursday. Friday and Saturday , November 24th , 25th and 26th. A full and interesting program has been blocked out for the occasion. Write Mrs. Thomas Campbell , Minden , Nebraska , for a folder program. Free entertainment will be provided for all those paying the enrollment fee of 50 cents. Those desiring entertainment . MUST write for same to R. H. Graham , Arapahoe , Nebraska , before November 24th. Liberal concessions will be made by the hotels to those who do not wish to avail themselves of this offer. In case 75 persons are in attendance one and one-third fare for the round trip may be had on the certificate plan. You pay full .fare coming and take a certifi cate from the local agent , which , when signed by the president of the associa tion , entitles-you to return home at one- third regular fare. Be sure to ask for a certificate. Advertised Letters. The following letters were advertised by the McCook postoffice on Nov. I3th : John Benedict , Miss Susie Boyer , Norris Bell , John H. Dunklee , Mrs. Cook , Prof. W. M. Fulton , A. S. Harlaud , Miss Lizzie Meissel , 33. A. Hatcher , Walter Murphy , W. R. Quinn , Z. Spickelmier , Charles Young , Martha E. Smith. In calling for any of these letters , please say that they are advertised. F. M. KIMMELL , Postmaster. McCook Markets. Corrected Friday morning. Corn $ .20 Wheat 43 Oats 15 Rye 36 Barley 20 Hogs 3.10 Eggs 15 Batter 20 Potatoes 40 Must be Signed. All communications to THE TRIBUNE must be signed there" must be evidence of authorship and responsibilitv. There is no deviation from this inflexible rule. The name need not necessarily appear in the printed article , but must be at tached to the manuscript as an evidence of good faith. 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. Box Elder Circuit. h Services at Box Elder at 11 in the morning and at Red Willow at 3 in the afternoon. Cordial invitation to both services. D. L. MATSOtf , Pastor. Writing paper in bulk and box , with envelopes to match , at very reasonable figures. THE TRIBUNE. McConnell's Balsam cures coughs. MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE. MRS. C. J. O'BRIEN has been quite ill this week. MRS. J. B. MESERVE came up from Lincoln , last night , on a visit. ( GEORGE HOCKNELL is in California looking after his interests there. MRS. A. BARNETT entertained her brother , Mr. Furbush , over Sunday. MRS A. J. WASHBURN is down from Curtis , thisweek , , on a visit to friends. A. J. VENNUM , the Palisade banker , is in the city , undergoing medical treat ment. REGISTER RATH BUN spent a couple days down on the farm north of Cam bridge , this week. REV. G. W. SHEAFOR went up to Denver , Wednesday night , to meet his mother and sister. MRS. W. S. MORLAN returned , Satur day evening , from visiting her sister , Mrs. Sage , in Wymore. MRS. EMERSON HANSON left on Mon day afternoon for Bushnell , Illinois , to see her invalid mother. W. S. MORLAN has been absent from the city , most of the week , returning home , Thursday night on 5. H. THOMPSON , wife and daughter re turned , Tuesday morning , from visiting in Iowa for a number of weeks. U. J- WARREN returned from Wyom ing , Tuesday night. Mrs. Warren has been quite unwell , part of the week. E. B. NELSON of Banksville left , this week , for Guthrie Center , Iowa , where he rnaj' decide to make his future home. C. E. ELDRED went down to Geneva , Wednesday on 6. on important legal business. He had just returned from Stockville. MRS. J. A. GUNN and Miss Nellie ar rived home , Saturday evening , from quite a prolonged visit in Red Oak and Emerson , Iowa. MRS. A. S. CAMPBELL was up from Hastings , part of the week , the guest of Mrs. J. F. Kenyon and other friends Baby Gertrude accompanied her. C. R. PARSONS returned from Savan nah , Ga. , on 3 , Monday night , having been mustered out of the service. He was a member of Company "L" . W. W. GERVER is in his old haunts again. He has been in South Omaha , for some time. Wes. insists that the people here have the old habit of "look ing down on him. " CHARLES NORTHRUP , who has been employed at the Omaha exposition for the past year , returned home on Thurs day morning and is receiving a hearty welcome from his young friends. MR. AND MRS. C. B. ROWELL were happily surprised Wednesday morning , by the arrival of Mr. J. W Stanley and wife from Leon , Iowa. Mrs. Rowell and Mrs. Stanley are sisters and had not seen each other for twelve years. W. R. STARR , C. E. Eldred and J. E. Kelley attended court over in Stockville , this week. The Jansen murder case made it necessary 50 postpone the term until December on account of conflicting with the date for the Hayes county term. CAPTAIN J. J. LAMBORN of Company "L" spent a few hours in the city , Tues day. He is about to return to Savan nah , Georgia , to rejoin his company and regiment , going south by easy stages. Though not yet well , he is improving steadily. M. J. ABBOTT of the Hayes Center Re publican was in the city over night , Wednesday , on his way home from visit ing in the eastern part of the state with members of the family. The judge will enter upon the duties of county judge , the first of the year. RUSSELL MCMILLEN returned on 5 , Saturday evening , from Grand Island , where he recently went to canvass for the sale of portable pantrys. Russell was so delighted to quit the business and get back to McCook that in his haste to make the train at Grand Island he fell down and plowed up the ground for a painful distance with his countenance , which looks sadly the worse for wear on that account. DR. AND MRS. S. C. BEACH expect to leave for their new home in Ravenna , about coming Monday. The doctor and his amiable and esteemed better half have a large circle of friends who will regret seeing them remove from our city , but who will at the same time join THE TRIBUNE in heartiest well-wishes for their success and contentment in the new home. The doctor will be missed in musical circles ; has been since his arrival in our city an enthusiastic and invaluable member of the Nebraska Bri gade band. A BrlefVlslt. _ A TRIBUNE emissary , this week made a brief visit to the several schools of the city and got a cursory glance at the work being accomplished in the var ious grades of the system. We present a few items of news and fact in connec tion therewith , which will be of interest to our readers. One of the greatest difficulties , that of over-crowding in certain grades , has been , almost entirely overcome , and the results from Believing this congestion are already apparent in better work on the part of the pupils and in removing excessive burdens from some of the teachers. Quite a few minor changes have been made in the arrangements of the seats , location of library , laboratory etc. , all tending to greater convenience , comfort and the utilizing of limited room. Time was taken by Superintendent Caviness in determining just what changes could best be made and they have been made gradually to the pur poses stated. The -system is now in good and advantageous working order , assuring progress and profitable results at the close of the term. The seats in the Third grade room West have been rearranged for the protection of the eyes of the pupils ami in order to increase the convenient seating capacity of the room. It is thought that both have been subserved. Among the minor changes , the library has been moved into the room formerly occupied by the laboratory , which has been moved to more commodious quar ters in the basement. The former li brary now serves as cloak room for the Eighth grade , which occupies the adjoin ing Assembly room. The removal of the entire Third grade to the West ward building has greatly assisted in the work of relieving the con gestion in the high school building and in equalizing the work of the teachers and opportunities of the pupils of the system. Miss Weibly is getting encour aging results from this interesting grade. In order to make provision for a teacher for the Seventh grade when the Seventh and Eighth grades were separated , the entire Third grade was installed in the West ward building. The First and Second grades East were increased by additions from the West ward. The work of equalization was carried through the several grades by the following promotions : 12 from the Sixth to the Seventh ; 15 from the Fifth to the Sixth ; 12 from the Fourth to the Fifth ; 12 from the Third to the Fourth. The Assembly room has undergone some changes to better accommodate the Eighth grade , which is now very comfortably housed therein. The lantern has been installed in the iiallway on the east side of the room and the curtain has consequently been placed in the west side of the room. This change has been made to provide 3etter light for the pupils at study. The enrollment at present is as fol- ows : First and Second East Miss Thomson and Miss Rowell 106. The grades oc cupy two rooms and are in charge of Miss Thomson. These rooms are Bright and cosy and quite convenient. Both are quite well provided with kin dergarten appliances , and satisfactory work is being performed. First and Second West Mrs. Duffy and Miss Oyster 75. They occupy one room , with a small recitation adjoining. Though not quite so well equipped or comfortably situated as the East Ward primary , creditable results are coming rom their efforts. First and Second South Miss Stroud 82. This building has been much im- jroved in internal and external appear ance , besides in added convenience and comfort. It is one of the most interest- ng departments of the city schools , and although the work is too heavy for one teacher , it is being done with tact and skill and with success unusual and > raise-worthy. The children are nearly all of German-Russian parentage and have to be first taught English. The average attendance is about 66. Third West Miss Weibly 67. This jrade is doing encouragingly better work since the readjustment and is expected to accomplish very satisfactory results > y the end of the school year. Fourth West Miss Powers 63. Like he Third .this grade is in good shape and progressing nicely , hoping to fully cover the grade work , this year. Fifth West Miss Leonard 57. Sep7 arated from the Sixth , being less crowd ed , and it being possible to do more personal work among the pupils , this grade is doing well and is expected to live a good account of itself , this year. Sixth , City Hall Miss Bettcher 54 , This grade is very comfortably located and is settling down to do the work of he grade earnestly and strongly. Seventh East Miss Case 44. Separated - rated from the Eighth and less crowded , this grade is improving the opportunities gained by having a room and teacher oi their own. This room is sorely in need of more seats and desks. Eighth East Miss Meserve 39. The grade is making the Nbest of the ex cellent facilities of the Assembly room and are creditably covering the ground required in that grade. Ninth and Eleventh , High School 30 and 15 Mr. Burgert , who has charge ol the mathemathics and science work of these grades , and is securing good re sults. , Tenth and Twelfth Miss Berry 40 and 6. In these grades Miss Berry is meeting with her usual substantial re turns. Mutual good would result were parents and patrons to more frequently visit the different grades of the school system. The children would feel that others are interested in their progress. The super intendent and teachers would thereby be encouraged and stimulated to greater ef forts. Wiser and broader views of the work of the system would be held by the public , ami more intelligent sympathy woul'd be felt. 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. HICKEY , Pastor. * BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m. Junior Union at 3 p. m. Senior Union at 7. Preaching at n a. m. and 8 p. m. Rev. George Scott will preach both morning and evening. T. L. KETMAN , 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 every alternate Lord's day. Prayer meeting on Wednesday evening. Sub ject next Sunday morning , "Christian Socialism. " Evening theme , "Dr. Jekell and Mr. Hyde. " T. P. BEALL , Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at ro. Preaching service at n. Junior Endeavor at 3. Senior Endeavor at 7. Preaching service at 8. Prayer-meeting on Wednesday evening at 7:30. A wel come to all. Morning subject , "Sin the CrucialPointt. " Evening theme , "Char ter of Christian Liberty. " W. J. TURNER , Pastor. EPISCOPAL Sunday morning 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 8:00 : o'clock. Holy communion the first Sunday in each month. Subject for Sunday even ing , "Thankfulness ; " for Friday even ing lecture , "Reverence. " HOWARD STOY , Rector. METHODIST Sunday-school at loa.m. Preaching at II. Class at 12. Junior League at 2:30. Epworth League service at 7. p. m. Preaching at 8. Prayer and Bible study , Wednesday evening at 8. Morning sermon by Presiding Elder C. A. Hale. The Lord's supper will be ad ministered at the close of the sermon. Evening subject , "Scene at Betheny. " The male quartette will sing. All are welcome. First quarterly meeting for : his conference year will meet at H. H. Berry's , Saturday evening , at 8 o'clock. JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor. The Nebraska Christian missionary society , a year ago , was over $1,800 in debt as a result of the hard times. It will be pleasing now to note that the society is less than $450 in debt , with a fair prospect of paying that amount all off by the end of the current year. The Chicago Lady Quartette will ap pear in our city under Endeavor auspices , December I7th. It will be an artistic entertainment of high class singers , with a reader of ability on the side. Rev. J. A. Badcon attended the Hol- drege Ministerial association meeting at Cambridge , Wednesday , returning home on Thursday morning. "The Brownies at School. " The Epworth League will give a social in the Methodist church.Tuesday even ing , November 2gth. A fine musical and literary program will be given and "The Brownies at School" will appear again ay request. Coffee and cake will be served without extra charge. Admission at the door 15 cents. Everybody come. Property to Trade. Property in a good Iowa town to trade br Nebraska farm. Inquire at TRIBUNE office. ats. * The Babcock store room is being shelved and put in readiness for D. W. Lear of Beaver City , this state , who will occupy the same with a stock of drugs about the first of the year. McMillen's Cream Lotion. McConnell's Balsam cures coughs. Perry-Stranahan. Wednesday evening at the home o : the bride's parents , Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Perry , Miss Mabel Caroline Perry and Mr. John Martin Strauahan were sol emnly joined in the bonds of wedlock. Rev. W. J. Turner , pastor of the Congre gational churchofficiatedand the beau tiful and impressive service touched every heart present. It was a simple home wedding with but a few invited friends in attendance. Promptly at eight o'clock , Mrs. W.B. Mills played Mendelssohn's wedding march , and the bridesmaid and the groomsman , Miss Lulu M. Beardslee and Mr. Thomas E. McCarl , appeared , fol lowed by the bride and groom , the party taking positions under the decorated archway. The bride was beautifully gowned in pearl gray silk and carried white carna tions. The groom was conventionally dressed in black. After congratulations were offered , the wedding supper was served with all the good will and bounty so character istic of the host and hostess. At the close of a brief social hour the guests departed and the young couple was by the family escorted to their own home adjoining the parental roof on the south. Many beautiful and useful tokens were received with the heartiest congratula tions and warmest wishes of the donors. The bride has grown from earliest childhood to sweet and accomplished womanhood in our city. The groom has won his way into the hearts of a large circle of friends during the comparatively brief while of his residence in our midst , and all will join us in expressions of warmest congratulations over the happy event. God Made Man , And not man God , is the verdict of Dr. John , who delivered his grand lect ure against agnosticism in the Method ist chuich , Tuesday evening , under Ep worth League auspices , to the great de light and edification of his hearers. The lecture was a superb effort , the doctor bombarding the citadel of reason and agnosticism with the solid shot of reve lation and religion with telling effect. The doctor does not indulge in invective , but presents his arguments and answers those advanced by Colonel Ingersoll with most convincing and masterful ability. His closing period was an admirable , scholarly and eloquent comparison of the future and hope of religion as against the fatalism of agnosticism , and he fairly carried his audience away. It is only to be regretted that more people did not turn out to hear the lect ure , which was one of the best ever de livered in our city , and should have been accorded a large hearing. Their Annual Success. The ladies of the Dorcas society scored another success in their annual supper and fair in the Smith building , Monday and Tuesday of this week. They were accorded the usual liberal patronage by : he public and realized handsomely for : heir exchequer. The supper was a most excellent and wholesome spread , well worth twice the price asked and received a hearty recog nition. The ladies disposed of all their useful , ornamental articles and novelties , in ad dition to a lot of toothsome home-made candies and a collection of beautiful cut lowers. The net proceeds will aggregate about 125 , all of which the society merited by hard work and patient toil of weeks. Slid Off the Seat. August Droll received some painful bruises and a pretty thorough shaking up by being thrown from his wagon while on the way to town , Tuesday morning. The seat had no end pieces and the frosted surface together with the frosted side of the cushion turned down made a dangerous combination which shot Mr.Droll off into space as he turned a corner. He will soon be about as usual , though with more or less pain and incon venience. The Lady Maccabees gave a reception , last night , in honor of Mrs. H. L. Ken nedy , who is about to leave the city and move to Cambridge. ItVas just such a affair the Mac pleasure-giving as Lady cabees are wont to give on such occas ions. The "Excursion" social , last night , by the Guild in McConnell's hall , attracted a large crowd. The program was good , and the trip was profitable to the promo ters as well as pleasurable to the passen gers. gers.How How about storm sash ? You had better see W. C. Bullard & Co. The new court house is looming up in handsome proportions. Try McMillen's Cough Cure. MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS. Try McMillen's Cough Cure. McConnell's Balsam cures coughs. WANTED Short-hand pupils. L. W. Stayner. Leave your orders for hard coal at Bullard's. H. H. Berry is having a barn built on his residence premises. Of course you have tried it Sheridan coal. You get it at Bullard's. Cow FOR SALE Good milch cow for sale. Inquire 706 Main avenue. HOUSE AND BARN FOR RENT Desir able location ; inquire of W. O. Norval. This paper and the great St. Louis Semi-Weekly Republic for $1.75 a year. FoRSALE Residence of C. G. Holmes , deceased. Inquire of M.H.Holmes. i8-6t About an inch of snow , Saturday , which was dissipated by Sunday's sun shine. FOR SAI.E A three-quarter blood [ ersey heifer. Inquire at county treas urer's office. A copy of Uncle Sam's Navy Portfolio for IDC. The series of 12 for $ r. At THE TRIBUNE office. The Jansen murder trial has been put over to the December term of district court in Frontier county. WANTED To buy Hog Millet seed. Inquire at W. C. Bullard's lumber office. U. J. WARREN. J. H. Bennett has bought the unused portion of the McCook club's furniture , embracing the pool table , some chairs , etc. _ The Ladies' Circle of the G. A. R. will meet with Mrs. E. E. Utter on Saturday , November igth , at 3 p.m. A full attend ance is requested. We 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 save you money. Socially , this has been a very busy week in town ; the Bullard Lumber Co. has also been selling lots of coal , but still has enough to fill all orders promptly. Try them. Miss Maud Eager of Bertrand was burned to death , last Friday night. The amp fell off the sewing machine she was operating and her garments caught fire n attempting to extinguish the flames. Invitations are out for a dance in the opera house , Thanksgiving night. The ? ythian orchestra will give the musical nspiration for the ocassion , which prom- ses to be quite an event in dancing circles. _ The University of Nebraska foot-ball team passed through the city , Wednes day night on 3 , on their way to Denver , vhere they met the University of Colorado rado foot-ball team on the gridiron , yesterday. _ A break in one of the steam heat rad- ators in the H. T. Church residence , close of last week , caused some damage to paper , plastering and flooring. The house is unoccupied and the water had not been turned off. The cold snap did the rest. _ All our farmer readers should take ad vantage of the unprecedented clubbing offer we this year make , which includes , with this paper , The Iowa Homestead , its Special Farmers' Institute editions , The Poultry Farmer , The Farmers' Mut ual Insurance Journal and the Hnmane Alliance , The subscription price of these five publications amounts to $2.80. We are prepared to send them all , in cluding our own paper , to any farmer in this county for $1.45 , which is only 45 cents more than our own subscription price. Never before was so much su perior reading matter , of the most prac tical and useful character , offered for only $1.45. The first four of the papers named are so well known throughout the west that but little need be said of them. They commend themselves to the read er's favorable attention upon mere men tion. The Humane Alliance is devoted to humane education , and should be in every farmer's family , so that the boys and girls on the farm may early imbibe the principles of a broad humanity that shall include all God's creatures , and earn the wickedness and brutalizing tendency of cruelty of all kinds. Take advantage of this great offer. THE TRIBUNE will club with any pa- jer you may want. Try it. McConnell's Balsam cures coughs. McMillen's Cream Lotion.