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SEVENTEENTH YEAR MeCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 2 , 1898. NUMBER 29 '
Krom the Sandwich Island.
Honolulu. Hawaiian Islands ,
October 9 , 1898.
My Dear Mother : I received your let
ter of the i8th iust. and was glad to hear
from you. We have been in port a week
and I luive been all over the town , and
this is the most beautiful place and has
the finest climate of any place I have
ever been. I have had the privilege of
seeing the the royal palace occupied in
days past by her high and mighty royal
highness , Queen Li I ( call the rest of her
iiame to please yourself. ) The court
around the palace as weil as the palace
itself is too grand for me to describe.
But hereafter when I am reading about
the palaces of kings and queens and the
courts surrounding them I can say that
I have been to see the palace and throne
of a queen.
I was out , yesterday , to see the elec
tric light plant. It is three miles from
here and is run by water from the moun
tains. For a long distance as we sailed
we could see rice fields and groves of
cocoanuts and bananas. They looked
very fine from where we were. The people
ple here look as if they might be half-
breeds between Indians and negroes.
The good ship Ohio will be here in a
day or two , and then we will all go on to
Manila. We had a nice trip all the way
here and were about eight days on the
sea. We will be four weeks on the way
to Manila. I will write as soon as I get
there , but you must not expect a letter
much before two months. You must
not \vorry about me for I am all O. K. ;
in good health and spirits. Tiraes's up
so goodbye. From your son ,
T. B. HARRIS
The Y. M. C. A. a Go.
The movement to secure the advan
tages of a Y. M. C. A. at this place took
-definite form , Wednesday night , when a
meeting was held in the parlor of the
the Congregational chuicli , and a con
stitution and by-laws were adopted aud
the work gotten well under way.
The board of directors elected is as
follows : Rev. T L. Ketman , W. F. Lawson -
son , R. A. Green , H. I , . Dole , J. A. Eey-
res , J. N. Purvis , Chailes Heber , George
Burgert , Arthur Mars and G. E. Thomp
The board of directors will hold a
meeting , this evening , and decided upon
> the place for locating the headquarters
and other particulais of the organization.
A reading room and a gymnasium aie
among the features of the organization
# nd THE TRIBUNE hopes that the young
men of the city will take advantage of
the opportunity that will be afibrded by
this project and that they will give it
their heartiest and more liberal support.
$100 For Letters About Nebraska.
The Burlington Route ( B. & . M. R. R.
R. ) offers thirteen" prizes ranging from
55 to $25 and aggregating one hundred
dollars for the thirteen letters , which , in
the opinion of a competent committee ,
are best calculated to encourage immigra
tion to Nebraska.
Every contestant , whether or not his
contribution is awarded a prize , will re
ceive the "Corn Belt" ( a handsome 16
page monthIj * publication ) for 6 months ,
free of charge. The contest is open to
all. Details can be obtained by address
ing J. Francis , G. P. A. , Burlington
Route , Omaha , Neb.
Box Elder Circuit.
Sunday-school at Box Elder church
every Sunday at 10 a.m. Chuich services
at ir a. in. every two weeks dating from
Sunday. Dec. 4. Sunday-school at Red
Willow school house every Sunday at 2
p. m. Church service at 3 p. m. every
two weeks dating from Sunday , Dec. 4.
Sunday-school at Garden Prairie ap
pointment every Sunday at 10 a. m.
Preaching at n a. in. every two weeks
dating from Dec. n. Preaching service
at Spring Creek -at 3 p. m. every two
weeks dating from Dec n.
D. L. MATSON , Pastor.
During the month of December I will
\ \ be in McCook Saturdays the 3rd , lyth
and 3ist. Regular examination the 17.
I will hold a special examination at the
school house in Indianola , Saturday the
loth. LILLIAN M. WELBORN , Co. Supt.
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.
An attractive assortment of bos writ
ing papers , very reasonable , at THE
THE TRIBUNE and The Toledo Blade
for $ .25 a year , strictly in advance.
SCALB BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB
UNE office. Best in the market.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
J. W. HUPP had business in Culbertson
MAYOR KELLEY came down fron
Denver on 6 , last night.
C. E. ELDRED attended district court
first of the week , in Benkelman.
MESDAMES BREWER AND WOOD were
the guests of Culbertson friends , Tues
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN of the Citizens
bank was in Lincoln , Sunday , on busi
MRS. D. M. WAITE of Denver was the
guest of Mrs. J. F. Kenyon , first of the
MRS. H. L. KENNEDY was up from
Cambridge , yesterday , on a short visit to
ED. FITZGERALD came over from the
farm near Lebanon , Saturday , on a visil
to the family.
RAYMOND VOLK , teacher of vocal
principles , is in the city , and may form
a class here.
MRS. LIZZIE E. SILVERS is here from
Barnard , Mo. , the guest of J. H. Patter
son and family.
MRS. MANSPEAKER of Cnlbertson was
the guest of Mrs. J. W. Hupp , Wednes
day of this week.
LAWYERS 4 COLE and Blackledge were
down from Culbertson , Monday morning ,
on legal business :
SHERIFF NEEL took Edgar Blackfan
to the asylum at Lincoln , Wednesday
morning on No. 12.
REGISTER RATHBUN was In Lincoln ,
first of the week , returning home on i ,
MRS. CHARLOTTE BREWER enter
tained a company of friends Wednesday
evening of this week.
MRS. J. E. KELLEY arrived from Den
ver , close of last week , and though im
proving , is still very ill.
MRS. MARY A. WALTERS will return
to Webster City , Iowa , first of next week ,
with her sister , on a visit.
MESDAMES CORNUTT and Davenport
of Culbertsou were down on business
with a modiste , Thursday.
MRS. CHARLES GARBER returned
home , Saturday morning , from a visit to
Red Cloud relatives and friends.
Miss LOTTA STOVER returned , Mon
day night , from spending Thanksgiving
in Hardy , Neb. , and Republic , Kansas.
MRS. J. F. KENYON went down to
Hastings , this morning , on No. 12. She
will extend her visit on to Aurora. Fri
JUDGE NORRIS was in the "Valley's
Finest , " over Sunday night on bis way
up to Benkelman to hold a term of court
for Dundy county.
F. M. RITCHIE , mayor of Plattsmouth ,
was in the city , Monday , looking after
his landed interests in this vicinity , and
Miss DELIA TARTSCH departed , Fri
day morning of last week , for her home
in Plattsmouth , after a Thanksgiving
visit here with her biother H. H. and
M. L. GROSDIDIER left on Wednesday
for Eudora , Kansas , where he will make
his home. He took a car of goods. Mrs.
Grosdidier and the children will follow
MRS. H. H. TARTSCH left , Sunday
morning , on a visit of a few weeks at her
home in Plattsmouth. Her sister Ethel ,
who has been visiting her at this place
for a short time , accompanied her.
SAMUEL BLACKFAN was up from Lin
coln , early part of the week. He went
to Lincoln again , Wednesday morning ,
in company with his son Edgar , who
lias been sent to the asylum at that
MRS. A. J. BEECHER is visiting the
family over in Valley Grange precinct.
We understand that she is just back from
the Klondike country , whither she and
her husband went early in the excite
ment. She will return to Dawson City
in the spring.
CHARLES RITCHIE of Plattsmouth was
in the city , Monday , on a wheat buying
trip. He managed to buy 2,000 bushels
from Colonel Easterday. He reports the
wheat crop in eastern Nebraska as not
only short , but that it is not of as good
quality as that in western Nebraska.
GEO. HANLEIN , who has been visiting
for the past few weeks with his brothers
Henry and Dick , at Emporia , Kansas ,
returned home on No. 3 , Wednesday
morning. Geo. and the family will
leave.the latter part of the weekfor Ta-
oma. Washington , near which city they
intend to make their future home.
Death of a Grand Old Man.
Uncle John Coleman passed away to
his reward , Thursday morning , about 10
o'clock , after a brief illness He was
stricken with another attack of paraly
sis , Monday , and the end came peace
fully yesterday morning.
The funeral services will be held m
the Methodist church , Sunday afternoon
at two o'clock.
Thus went to his long home rejoicingin
a glorious immortality one of the sweet-
et lives the writer ever knew. We ex
tend sincerest sympathy to all the sorrowing
rowing and bereaved ones.
[ JOHN COLEMAN was born , September
28lh , 1825 , near Washington in Daviess
county , Indiana , where he worked on a
farm till he grew to manhood. He was
joined in marriage to Miss _ Permelia
Banks on March 3ist , 1846. As the fiuits
of this marriage eleven children were
born unto them , eight of whom are yet
living. In the year 1848 they moved to
Iowa , locating in Muscatine county ,
where they remained until the spring of
1868 , when he , with the family , removed
to Dallas county , Iowa. Here , on Nov
iGth , 1878 , Permelia , his wife , departed
this life. He remained there until the
spring of 1885 , when he came to this
country. On December I2th , 1889 , he
was united in marriage to Miss Anna M.
Jeffries. Of this union one child was
born and both wife and child survive
him. On Monday afternoon , November
28th , 1898 , he had a stroke of paralysis
and lingered until 10 o'clock a. m. , De
cember 1st , when his spirit was released
and returned to the God who gave it.
The deceased was 73 3 ears , 2 months and
4 days old , and had been a member of
the Methodist church for about 60 years.
'Blessed are the dead that die in the
A grand vocal and instrumental enter
tainment will be given on the evening of
Thursday , Dec. isth , at St. Patrick's
church , McCook.
Outside of the ordinary concert num
bers there will be introduced the brilliant
composition of Leonard's Mass , consist
ing of beautiful solos , duets and chor
Amongst the concert numbers will be
children's ' Festival
a number from Stern's
val Mass , which is for the first time at-
: euipted in our city.
Among the talent in this musical con
cert event may be mentioned the follow
ing : Mrs. P. F. McKeuna , Mrs. J. W.
Dolan of Indianola , Mrs. Chas. Bronson ,
Mr * . . J. W. McKenna of Denver , Miss
Bertha TowusendMiss Ellington Wilson ,
Miss Anna Hannan , Mr. Joseph Smith ,
Mr. Frank Kimuiell , Rev. J. W. Hickey ,
McCook Male Quartette Messrs. Tom
McCarl , Bert Beyrer , Roy Smith , Ray
McCarl , Congregational church choir ,
St. Patrick's church choir , Miss Maude
ordeal and Mrs. Frank Kinimell , ac
Owing to one evening's entertainment
it will be well to secure your tickets in
advance. Admission 25 cents.
Many Attended the Social.
The Methodist church was crowded ,
Tuesday night , to hear the program and
ndulge in the refreshments spread at
the social held on that evening. The
jrogram was greatly enjoyed and the re
freshments went to the spot. The re
ceipts were quite satisfactory. The pro
gram rendered was as follows :
Song "America" Everybody
leading Miss Rache Berry
Soprano Solo Blanche McCarl
Vocal Duet Millie and Rose Elbert
McCarl , Beyrer , Smith , McCarl.
Tenor Solo Bert Beyrer
Vocal Duet Nina Doau , Ida McCarl
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
License to wed : Hans I. Peterson and
M. Addie Tiffany vs. Michael Kearns
et al. Equity.
Edgar Blackfan appeared before the
board of insanity , Monday , and after ex
amination was adjudged and declared to
be of unsound mind. He is in charge of
Deputy SheriffStnith until room is found
for him in the state's institution at Lin
coln. The young man , while not in any
sense violent or dangerous , is evidently
of weak and unsound mind.
Writing paper in bulk and box , with
envelopes to match , at very reasonable
figures. THE TRIBUNE.
F. G. and Ed. Stilgebouer of Danbury
are in the city , today , on matters of a
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Try McMillen's Cough Cure.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. in. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HICKEY , 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 couimunibn the first Sunday in
HOWARD STOY , Rector.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Junior Union at 3 p. in. Senior Union
at 7. Preaching at n a. m. and 8 p. ni.
Lord's Supper at 12. Morning theme ,
"The Lord's Supper" . Evening theme
"The Crowm'ng Miracle. " All are wel
come. T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Services in the Odd Fel
low's lull as follows : Bible school at 10
a. in. Y. P. S. C. E. at 7 p. m. and Junior
Y. P. S. C. E. at 3 p. m. each Lord's day.
Preaching every alternate Lord's day.
Subjects , December nth : Morning ser
mon , "Christ in Prophecy" . Evening ,
"A Chapter in Old Testament History. "
T. P. BSALL , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni.
Preaching at n. 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.
Evening subject , "Is Life Worth Liv
ing ? " All are welcome.
All ministers of the city are cordially
invited to meet at the Methodist parson
age at 10 a. ui. , Monday , for the purpose
of organizing a weekly ministers' meet
ing. JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
10 Preaching service at n. Senior
Endeavor at 7. Preaching service at 8.
Prajer-nieeting on Wednesday evening
at 7:30 Junior Endeavor Tuesday after
noon at 4:15. A welcome to all. Morn
ing subject , "Election to Service. " The
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be
administered at the close of the sermon.
Evening theme , "Goodness as Law aud
Goodness as Love. "
W J. TURNER , Pastor.
vThe new Congregational church at
Danbury is well along toward comple
Rev. B. S Haywood of Holdrege will
leave shortly for Pachuca , Mexico , as a
The members of St. Alban's church
and congregation met at the home of
Mrs. Mary A. Walters , Wednesday even
ing of this week , in a social capacity ,
and indulged in a light merry time.
Charades and games of various sorts
were played , after which light refresh
ments were served to about forty guests.
Departing all wished the hostess a pleas
ant trip and a speedy , safe return from
her contemplated trip to Iowa.
Foully Dealt With.
One of our citizens pounded in his own
home ! The verdict is , he got what he
deserved. The home of Rev. T. L. Ket-
man was invaded , Thursday evening , by
the Baptist congregation , and without
any warning they proceeded to pound
their pastor who , taken unawares.offered
no resistance. It would have been use
less , for the pounds came in so thick
and fast. Their giant pastor simply sur
rendered his home to the invaders , but
the pounding continued. Refreshments
were served and at a late hour the in
vaders began to retreat. Strange to say
the pastor and wife invited them to
"come again. " Do you wonder ?
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice on Nov. 27111 :
- R. M. Aller , W. D. Alexander ,
N. A. Baker , Miss Sarah Lister ,
I. E. Crane , W. M. Shockey ,
C. W. Corner , John J. Quiggen ,
Mr. J. K. G. D. , Mrs.T.A.Thompson ,
Mrs. Amanda C. Brown ,
In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they are advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
Corrected Friday morning. :
$ .20 :
Dats 15 "
Barley . ' . . 20
Elogs - 3.10
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Brome Quinine Tablets.
Ul druggists refund money if it fails to
sure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on
ach tablet. F
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
McMillen's Cream Lotion.
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS.
Miss Myrtle Kennedy of the Tenth
grade withdrew on Tuesday.
Miss Case resumed her place as teacher
in the Seventh grade , Tuesday morning.
Rev. W. J. Turner addressed the As
sembly. Tuesday morning , on "Athletic
Ida McCarl returned to school , Mon
day , after quite an absence on account
of ill health.
The Friday afternoon exercises , today ,
will be under the management of the
Miss Olive Price of the Tenth grade
has withdrawn from school and expect
to begin teaching soon.
Susie Leland entered the work of as
sisting MissStroud in the South McCook
school , Monday morning of this week.
Millie Baker , Jessie Bishop and Henrj
Wooten gave the weekly Tenth grad
talk fiom "Our Times , " topics , Thurs
There will be a foot ball game on th
school grounds at the close of the ses
sion , this afternoon , the first and second
Superintendent Caviness and Assistan
Principal Burgert were in attendance
upon the meeting of Southwestern Ne
braska teachers at Arapahoe , Friday and
Saturday of last week.
Lantern views of Cuba and Porto Rico
will be exhibited , this evening , and an
tiour of entertainment and instruction i
promised. Tomorrow evening the view
will be of the City of Mexico.
Miss Leonard , principal of the West
ward , Miss Thomson of the First Pri
mary East , and Miss Bettcher of the
Sixth grade attended the session of the
Southwestern Nebraska Teachers' asso
ciation at Arapahoe , last Saturday.
Chester Rogers of the Eighth grade
had the misfortune to be the "under
dog" , last Wednesday morning a week ,
when his horse fell down , and as a re
sult he has a fractured leg and dislocated
ankle. He was on his way in to schoo
from the farm. His injuries are severe
and painful and he will not be able to re
sume his place in the grade for some
time to come.
ADDITIONAL RAILROAD NEWS.
Nearly 3,000 miles of railroad were
built in 1898.
Engineer Tony Clark is hostling in
the Oxford yard.
Supt. Campbell came down from Den
ver , last night , on his special car 10.
Trainmaster Web. Josselyn was up
from Orleans , yesterday morning , on of
Mrs. H. C. Brown has been up from
Hastings , part of the week , the guest of
Mrs. Frank Rank.
Assistant Supt. D. F. McFarland was
down from Holyoke , Colo. , Thursday , on
business of his position.
Three of the operators have received
an increase of $15 in salary , beginning
with the first of the month.
A. Calhoou went dowu to Blair , early
in the week , on account of the illness of
his grandmother. He returned , last
Asst. Supt. Harris came down from
Denver , last night , and is spending- the
day at Western division headquarters on
Conductor Tim Foley is entertaining
his brother , who is an engineer on the
Milwaukee and St. Prul , and comes from
Mrs. R. Hickman arrived. Thursday
morning , from Hico , Texas. They will
begin housekeeping immediately in the
C. G. Holmes property.
The Burlington statement of October
earnings beats all records. The gross
earnings for the month were more than
? 4,6ooooo , an increase of $250,000 over
he figures for any previous month in
he company's history.
One of the latest inventions is a device
"or announcing to passengers on trains
he names of the stations at which the
icxt stop will be made. The device
onsists of a cylinder upon which are the
lames of all stations along the line over
vhich the train runs. By means of a
ever the trainmen can turn the cylinder
mtil it indicates the town at which the
icxt stop will be made. At the same
iine the cylinder turns , a gong is sound-
id which attracts the attention of the
mssengers to the announcement made
y the cylinder. The above is intended
o be an aid to passengers who cannot
mderstand the brakeman.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Bullard's sell good coal.
Try McMillen's Cough Cure.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
WANTED Short-hand pupils. L. W.
The stores are already taking on a
A. McMillen is preparing for a display ]
of Holiday Goods. *
Good morning ? Have you left a coal
order at Bullard's ?
The W. A. P. A. held a social in their
hall , Saturday evening.
J. N. Purvis has some holiday novelties
advertised in this issue.
Cow FOR SALE Good milch cow for
sale. Inquire 706 Main avenue. 'J.
HOUSE AND BARN FOR RENT Desira
ble location ; inquire of W. O. Norval.
This paper and the great St. Louis it
Semi-Weekly Republic for $1.75 a year.
FOR SALE Residence of C. G. Holmes ,
deceased. Inquire of M.H.Holmes. i8-6t
No assessment in the Star of Jupiter L H
for December. All Stars can buy a tur- * *
jey , this year. . !
A copy of Uncle Saul's Navy Portfolio X
for IQC. The series of 12 for $ i. At THE r
The Famous Clothing Co. has a new
word to say to its patrons in this issue.
Don't fail to read it.
J. H. Ludwick has rented the basement
under the Famous clothing store and
will in due time move into the same.
Wide-awake merchants are bidding
for the local holiday trade early. See
the holiday announcements in this issue.
The Degree of Honor officers for the
coming year will be nominated at the
regular meeting to be held December
17. at 7:30.
Your attention is drawn to the adver
tisement of L. W. McCouuell & Co. , who
are promptly in the field for their usual ,
heavy Christmas trade.
The Ladies' Circle of the G. A. R. will
hold its regular meeting for election of
officers for the ensuing year on Satur
day , December 10 , at 3 p. in.
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.
Are you from Missouri ? Use Sheridan
coal. It will show you a clean stove.
The cook will have clean hands and you
will have more money for Christmas.
Bullard's sell it.
Tumors are apparently unusually fre
quent now in womankind. They are
said to have been comparatively un
known preceding the appearance in the
world and the markets of the numerous ,
appliances for reducing or rather con
tracting the female form divine.
This week , Everist , Marsh & Co.
bought 150 head of fine export cattle
from John Helm of the Willow and their
customer1 ; may expect some superb meats
during the holiday season , as some of.
these fine animals will be placed on the
block especially for the holiday trade.
If the laws of this state and the ordin
ances of this city were enforced as they
ought to be in this matter , thera would
n't be a slot machine in this city 24 hours ,
after this item goes to the public. And
the slot machine ought to go. Nothing
so educates the youth into gambling
habits as they do.
Jlid-Winter Holiday Rates
Account Christmas and New Year Hol
idays. Tickets will be sold between
points in Missouri , Iowa , Nebraska and
Kansas , not over 200 miles apart , at fare
and one-third for the round trip. Be
tween points in Colorado , Wyoming ,
Montana and South Dakota at fare and
one fifth for the round trip , sufficient be
ing' added to make rate end in naught or
five. Tickets to be sold December 24 ,
24 , 26 & 3ist , 1898 , and January i , and 2 ,
1899. Final limit of all tickets to be
January 4 , 1899. A. P. THOMSON , Agt.
Tablets and Box Papers.
You will find a fine line of tablets and
box papers at this office for sale at very
reasonable figures and of the best qual-
THE TRIBUNE will club with any pa
per you may want. Try it.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
McMillen's Cream Lotion.
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