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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 9, 1898)
By F. M. KIMMELL.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER
THE treaty with Spain is by the
daily papers of this morning de
clared to be ns good as signed , and
the early closing of the incident ie
OMAHA can't afford , in this ex
position matter , to fly in the face
of the almost solid public opinion
against the holding of the exposi
tion. If she does , she will rue
the day when the decision to dose
so was made.
JUDGE ABBOTT of the Hayes
Center Republican has leased his
newspaper and job office to 0. M.
Reynolds , who is now in full
charge and contract. Mr. Rey
nolds has a heroic model to follow
and he can't do anything better
than copy the grand old Roman
THE house , Wednesday , passed
the anti-ticket scalping bill by a
vote of 119 to 102. This is the
culmination of a struggle of over
ten years duration on the part of
railroad companies to down the
business of ticket scalping. The
wisdom of the measure is yet an
THE president's message to con
gress , which convened on Monday ,
is in keeping with all his public
and political utterances : wise , con
servative and dignified. The pa
per covers the facts fully , fairly
and frankly as the situation would
permit , and leaves to congress the
great work of completing the move
ment and projects now so grandly
under way. His suggestive wisdom
lacks the dictatorial spirit of the
gentleman who preceded him in
the presidential. As a state paper
it will be memorable one , dealing
as it does with a new and glorious
epoch in American history.
There -will be an oyster supper
at Mr. Rinck's , Saturday night.
Mollie McKey has been suffer
ing with lagrippe for some time
There is to be a basket social at
the Willow sometime in the near
Mrs. Byfield has a fine lot of
spring chickens , as the result of an
experiment with the Sure Hatch
Nettie Helm is spending most
of her time with 'her sister Lu.
Myers , helping care for the little
blonde maiden that came to live
there two week ago.
Jacob Taylor departs Thursday ,
for Ohio. Some think there is a
powerful feminine lode-stone at
tracting Jake away from fair Ne
braska. The good wishes of his
new made friends go with him.
This neighborhood will soon be
noted for its fine hogs. Horace
Taylor has lately come into pos
session of some fine Duroc Jerseys
and Mrs. Byfield swapped ducks
for a Poland China sow with an
Mr. Benjamin Baker departed ,
Wednesday morning , on a pantry
tour. Pretty near all the women
of Red Willow county are made
widows , temporarily , by the craze
for peddling portable pan try s.
If the men are all as good agents
as the man who sold the counties
to theiu , we predict a lull in farm
ing next year.
Highest Honors World's Fair ,
MOST PERFECT MADE
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
from Ammonia , Alum or any other adulterant.
40 YEARS THE STANDARD.
E. E. Smith shipped three cars
of cattle and Oliver Bush to Den
ver , this week.
Prof. L. V. Patch awl Harry
Aden made a trip to Cambridge ,
Sunday , returning on No. 5.
Dame Rumor has it that the
wedding bells will be both loud
and numerous here , this mouth.
B. F. S her \vood and Howard
Miller of Cambridge were doing
business in our village , Tuesday.
Frank Unteidt sold E. E Smith ,
this week , 140 porkers. They av
eraged about 300 pounds apiece.
Mrs. J. 0. Moore and children
were over from Tyrone , this week ,
visiting her parents , Mr. and Mrs.
R. S. Baker.
Rev. Foutch began a series of
revival meetings , Sunday evening.
Presiding Elder Hale preached on
The little folks spent a merry
evening at the home of W. E. Rol
lings , Thursday. It was a sur
prize on the twins.
Seven new members were taken
into the Star of Jupiter lodge , last
Friday night. Refreshments were
served and a royal good time is
J. H. Sipe , the hog man from
Cambridgestayed over both Mon
day and Tuesday nights , on ac
count of the weather being unfit
Parrish & Smith are improving
the appearance of their elevator
with a new coat of paint , this
week. Painters from Daubury are
doing the work.
Mrs. A. Dietsch , who has been
very low with typhoid fever for
many weeks , is improving slowly
and with careful attention will soon
be able to be around again.
Mrs. Delia Mangus is contem
plating moving the hotel over on
Main street , which would certainly
be of great advantage both to her
self and the public generally.
Heber Vickrey and Guy Curlee
each received one of J.W.Pepper's
silver slide trombones , the first of
; he week. They expect to shine
as musical stars at the Paris expo
Mrs. R. F. Goreley's father ar
rived , Wednesday afternoon , from
Princeton , Indiana , and will spend
some time visiting with her. Mrs.
jroreley had not seen her father
: oi sixteen years.
James Finnegan , Francis Sells
Dane Fletcher and John Jones are
recent acquisitions to the band's
membership roll , and they aren't
doing a thing less than shattering
: he atmosphere in their respective
There will be Christmas enter
tainments at both churches , this
year. The Christians people will
lave a tree with the usual exer
cises , and the Methodists will have
a treat for the children with an
appropriate program under direc
tion of the Epworth League.
The Odd Fellows had a banquet
at their last meeting , and all in
dulged in the elaborate spread
freely. Every member was per
fectly content and at peace with
his fellows except one brother who
insisted that it was right and prop
er that bananas should be served.
The oyster was conspicuous in its
many forms and phases.
H. P. Hodgkin's dray team took
a frisky spin over town , Wednes
day afternoon , with a wagon load
of chicken coops , depositing them
at various points en route and leav
ing the subsequent extremity of
the wagon in Beeson's pig pen.
They finally stopped at Fletcher's
corn pile where they were cap
tured and taken the shops for re
pairs while Harry went over the
trail on a collecting tour.
The editor of the Indiauola Re
porter remarks in his latest slop-
over of grey matter that without
her flouring mill Indianola would
n't be any better than Bartley. If
the editor will come down the vil
lage council will find pleasure in
designating a guide to show him
through one of the finest mills in
this western country , and he may
sjo boating on the waterpower aux
iliary. And we could also direct
liim with pride to our university
and carriage factory. Indianola
must not think that because she
ias a watch factory and paint mix
ing establishment she is the only
: iu can in the alley.
Royal Bakes the food pare ,
wholesome and delicious.
ROYAL DAKINd POWDER CO. , NEW YORK.
Small grain is looking fine.
Walter Sly shucked 1,080 bush
els of corn for Eugene Dunham.
W. G. Duttou is losing some
cattle. Several have already died.
Preaching at the school-house
on the llth of this mouth by Rev.
One of Mr. Smith's boys had
his face badly mashed by a kick of
a horse , lately.
Warner Anderson is suffering
with a broken leg. Gesta is also
on the sick list.
Mrs. Barnes found one of her
hogs , shot and lying in a neigh
boring field , recently.
Arrangements for a Christmas
tree at the Prospect Park schoolhouse -
house are progressing favorably.
Plans are being laid for a basket
supper in the new school-house in
the Anderson district , in the neai
THE First Nebraska volunteers ,
now at Manila , will likely be soon
relieved by regular troops and will
come and be mustered out. It is
stated that the Third regiment is
likely to go to Cuba for garrison
duty and will be the last regiment
to be mustered out.
THE government should not fail
to give the government ownership
of telegraphs and telephone a trial.
in Porto Rico. \
Henry Mitchell and family have
moved near McCook and are
missed in this locality.
There was a hunt just north of
hero on the same eventful day HB
the Spring creek hunt. James
McCoy killed fifty-four bush rab
bits , four jack hares and twelve
quails. Tlmir Thanksgiving sup
per was held in the Duelaml
school-house. It is safe to sur
mise that it passed with all pleas
The annual hunt came ol ? as
previously scheduled. Ed. Shep
herd and Harry Groves were elect
ed captains and there were twenty
hunters chosen on each side , but
some of thorn did not report. The
ones who did meant business and
several of them wore very success
ful. Lee Summers carried off the
highest honors , making 202 points.
Captain Shepherd's side won. The
supper , Thanksgiving evening , was
a complete success , the schoolhouse -
house not being so crowded as
sometimes on such occasions. The
winning side wore ribbon badges
displaying the number of points
the bearer had made in the hunt.
Suffice it to say that all had ? good
time and returned home with a
stomach replenished with the deli
cacies of the season.
J. Coe had a rib broken Tues
Rev. Robertson preached here
N. Walton's new frame house
makes a fine appearance.
Sam Young finished up several
jobs of threshing here , last week.
Mrs. J. C. Moore and children
are visiting her parents in Bartley ,
Our Jim says he will have to
get smoked glasses ; the new
wagons make his eyes tired.
Our own and only Uncle Billy
is said to be "all sicklied o'er with
the pale cast of thought" . It's a
GEORGE CROSS of Fairburv has
been named for postmaster of that
. * r > - \ S Siii / \ \
We > vould respectfully invite you to call
and inspect our line of Holiday Goods consisting -
sisting of .
Medallions Smoker's Sets
Albums Match Holders
Autographs Ink Stands
Pocketbooks Game Boards
Card Cases Music Rolls
Hair Brushes Manicure Sets
Cloth Brushes Writing Companions
Collar & Cuff Sets Dressing Cases
Toilet Sets Silver Novelties
Necktie Boxes Celluloid Novelties
Glove & Hdkfs. Sets Paper Weights
Paper Knives Vases
Fancy Thermometers Statuary
Shaving Sets Blacking Sets
A line of IMPORTED JAPANESE GOODS
Umbrella Stands Jardinieres
Portieres Large Vases
Rose Jars Bisque Figures
Cups and Saucers Chocolates
Bon Bon Boxes Tete a Tete Sets '
Crumb Sets Trinkets , &c.
BOOKS = = Over 600 Volumes Bound Books.
Popular Authors in Prose and Poelry Bainty Gift
Books Padded Books Culluloid Covers-
Hand Painted From 2Sc. up.
Juvenile and Toy Books in Large Variety
in bulk ; in plain , fancy pressed and cut
glass bottles ; in plain and artistically
& Co. !
1L. W.McCONNELL .
WEST SIDE MAIN AVENUE.
Nothing better than serviceable goods
for Holiday Presents for Man or Boy.
The Special Low Prices we are naming
to reduce stock enables every one to buy
such dependable gifts for very little
Everything desirable for Men's and
Boys' wear. No matter where you go ,
you will not find such perfect-fitting
and well-made clothing and at such low
prices as you will find here.
Handkerchiefs , Neckwear , Hosiery ,
Shirts for Dress and Work , Nightshirts ,
Collars and Cuffs , Underwear and Hats
in great variety.
Come in and make your selections t
early and before the rush.
Remember , a special price on Over
coats and Suits for Men and Boys.
V/X * -x 'VrV' XWxX > - - > -
iiave a special sale on Boys1
Waists. Gome in and see
Buy here. The best goods for the least money
too early now
for deciding what the Holiday
purchases ought to be and none too soon to se
cure them. We offer the suggestion that gifts
of substantial usefulness carry just as much of
seasonable remembrance as do things that are
only pretty. When you combine UTILITY and
BEAUTY you can do no more. That's the claim
IMPORTANT OFFER TO THE A1EN.
We will allow exchanges of
dresses purchased for Holiday Gifts for other s
dresses where the quantity is the customary
pattern and the price 50 f per yard or less. That
makes it easy for you to do the handsome thing
by wife , mother , sister and sweetheart. We <
take the risk. Soliciting your trade ,
In Meeker Bids :
Adj. County Offices GEO. E. THOMPSON
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