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SEVENTEENTH VEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 30.1898. NUMBER 33
Their Fourth Annual.
The members of C. W. Bronsou lodge
. 487 , Brotherhood of Railroiul Train-
tuen , in their fourth annual ball , in the
'Menard opera house , Tuesday night ,
credited themselves with a large and en
joyable success. They had a large at
tendance and a large time.
The music was of the best vintage of
the Pythian orchestra , which is quite
irresistible to the lovers of the dance.
( From the opening inarch led by Mas
ter of Ceremonies . C. Bulger and
lady , Miss Ona Simons , to the closing
"Home , Sweet Home" waltz , the affair
passed off without a hitch and in the
most gratifying manner to the guests and
4o the eminent satisfaction of the man
agement and membership , each and all
of whom are to be congratulated and
The supper was served by the Ladies
'Circle of the G. A. R. in the Smith storeroom
-room , and it was harmonious with the
Test of the affair. The ladies spread an
elegant repast in the most attractive and
tasteful style , being accorded a liberal
, patronage for their labor and effort in
preparation for that feature of the event.
The opera hall WHS very tastefully dec
orated with colored streamers and colored -
ored lanterns in profusion , making an
effect most pleasing to the eye and ex
In addition to the local attendance ,
wiauy were present from points up and
down the division , adding another happy
element to an occasion the boys may
well feel proud of.
'On Sunday afternoon at the residence
of the bride's parents , Mr. and Mrs. H.
a. Mitchell , just north of the city , James
Malea and Sadie Mitchell were united in
-marriage by Rev. J. A. Badcon , in the
presence of agoodly company of relatives
-and friends. A wedding feast was
pread. The happy couple received
many useful and handsome presents.
THE TRIBUNE adds its congratulations
' . friends and well-
.to those of their many -
.Improving the Commercial.
"The sewerage system of the Commer
cial house has beeu-impioved and exten
ded , this week , and the work of repaint
ing the entire structure is now under
way. It is proposed to make a number
of improvements in the building which
nvili materially enhance its appearance
- andcomfort. . Walter E. Corwiu , who is
there from New York , is overseeing-the
The following letters were advertised
y the McCook postoffice on Dec. 25th :
John Kestler , Miss Mabel Bilsland ,
A. W. Leathers , Myrtle Mclnroy ,
-C. T. Moore , Miss Anna Reddy ,
C. C. Parrot , Mrs. Hattie Wilson.
In calling for any of these letters , please
that they are advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
Water Tax Due.
McCook , Neb. , Dec. 31 , 1898. Water
for the first quarter of 1899 becomes
: Jan. I , 1899. Ten per cent , will be
: sdded to all taxes not paid before 4
o'clock , p. m. , Saturday , Jan. 14 , 1899.
Office hours from 9 to 12 , a. m. , and 2 to
5 , p. in. C. H. MEEKER , Supt.
Smallpox at Wllsonvllle.
Seven cases of smallpox , five new ones ,
* were reported at Wilsonville , Tuesday
of this week. The town is quite isolated
"from the outside world ; among other
'things mail from that place being re-
tfased by neighboring towns. We com-
: tuiserate with you.
The Press Gang : Entertained.
The members of the local press gang
: and their better halves were the guests
of honor of the Ladies Circle , Tuesday
evening , and were most cleverly and
.handsomely entertained at their sumptu
ous supper on that occasion.
Stricken Down in Youth.
Julia Murphy , aged fourteen years ,
qlied at the residence of her sister , Mrs.
William Francisco , in our city , Wednes
day evening of this week , of consump
tion. The remains were taken to Red
Cloud , this morning , on No. 12 , for in
Good Time Social.
The Christian Endeavorers will hold a
-Good Time Social at the residence of W.
O.Norval , this evening. A general in
vitation is extended to the young people
of the city.
This is the time in the year when
Ttearly everybody takes an inventory.
Sullard's have taken one and find they
have some of the finest "Canon City coal
\ an town. Try it.
So you mean it ? Certainly. Go dowa
S. M. Cochran & Co.'s and buy a coal
a good one'at that , for 15 cents.
Sc\ .3 BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB-
ce. Best in the market.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
ETHEL BARNETT is home for the
L. H. JANSEN , wife and son have gone
to Topeka , Kansas.
ED , FITZGERALD is over from Leba
non , during the holidays.
HARRY TROTH of the Bank of Benkel-
uian is home for Christmas week.
A. A. BATES is at his chair again , after
a sick-absence of a week or ten days.
MISS BESSIE DEMPSTER was up from
Republican City , this week , on a visit.
C. E. McCONNELL was down from
Culbertson , Monday , visiting relatives.
H. THOMPSON'S mother arrived in the
city , Tuesday night on 3 , on a visit to
her son. *
MISS NELL FISHER is down from
Wauneta , this week , the guest of Mrs.
KATIE O'CONNELL went up to Benkel-
maii , yesterday , on a visit to the Robi-
DR. J. E. HATHORN of Bartley , repre
sentative-elect , was a city visitor , Satur
CHARLES STILLMAN is home from
Kansas City , this week. He is attending
ONA SIMONS , with the Cash Bargain
stoie , has taken a two-week's vacation
to recuperate. *
W. T. HENTON of Danbury , ex-county
treasurer , had business in the county
capital , Saturday.
C. N. WHITTAKER is home from Cul
bertson visiting the home-folks over in
E. O. SCOTT of THE TRIBUNE force
spent Saturday and Christmas day in
Bartley with the family.
W. C. BULLARD is out from Omaha
helping the boys take their annual in
ventory of the local yard.
CONSTANCE RIDNOUR of Palisade ar
rived in the city , Tuesday evening , and
is visiting Stella Norval.
MR. AND MRS. H. HUPP are here
from Illinois , visiting their son , J. W.
Hupp , during the holidays.
MABEL WILCOX came up fromjuniala ,
where she is teaching , and is spending
the holiday vacation at home.
ASST. CASHIER PENNELL of the First
National was under theheavy hand of
la grippe , early part of the week.
G. W. SHEAFOR is making his head
quarters at Trenton for the winter , hav
ing a bunch of cattle at that place.
W. E. HART went down to Hastings ,
Saturday evening on 6 , spending Christ
mas with relatives and friends there.
MRS. MARGARET OYSTER and Mar-
gatetta returned home , Tuesday night ,
from their visit to Concordia , Kansas.
Miss MABEL BISHOP , who is teaching
successfully and satisfactorily over near
Lebanon , is home for the holiday vaca
MRS. EDWIN FALLOON and children
of Falls City , this state , have been the
guests of J. J. Garrard and family , this
Miss MINNIE STILLMAN and little
sister went down to Funk , Saturday
morning , and are visiting friends there ,
MRS. C. M. WILSON , who has been
enjoying a long visit to relatives iu Bur
lington , Iowa , returned home , Tuesday
night on 5.
MRS. WILLIAM UPRIGHT carne from
Holdrege to take in the dance by the B.
of R. T. , Tuesday night , and is the guest
of Mrs. O.D.Keith.
Miss STOVER and Mrs. Harbison en
joyed Christmas in Culbertson with the
latter's parents. Laura Harbison re
turned with them and made a short visit
MR. AND MRS. FRANK BOYD were out
from Omaha , Christmas , guests of Mr.
and Mrs. H. P. Sutton. He is connected
with the Omaha National bank force ,
She is Mrs. Sutton's sister.
BESSIE HENDERSON , who has been
spending a number of months visiting
relatives in Blasdale , N. Y. , returned
home on 3 , last Saturday night. Her
brother Jack met her at Chicago.
MRS. H. H. PICKENS returned home ,
Monday night , from her visit to relatives
down in bleeding Kansas. Miss Grace
Leach , a relative , accompanied her home
and may make a protracted stay.
MRS. C. E. POPE went down to Lin
coln , Tuesday morning , to attend the
wedding of her sister , Delia Mowbray , to
Archie Hadley of Beaver City , which in
teresting event transpired on Wednesday
MRS. N. L. CRONKHITE of Hastings
spent a day or two in the city , this
week , guest of her daughter , Mrs. J. H.
Burns. She goes to Colorado on a short
trip and will make a short stay here
again on her return in about a week.
STATE TREASURER AND MRS. ME-
SERVE and Miss Edna went down to
Lincoln , Monday night. L. L Meserve
and family followed on Tuesday morn
ing. They .will also make a short visit
in Fremont , before returning to Stierl-
dan , Wyoming , their home. 'All spent
the Christmas-tide here with relatives.
Christmas In McCook.
This has been one of the happiest eel
ebrntions of Christmas in McCook's his
tory. Most of the churches had specin
services and besides ther not a lew pri
vate affairs nml family reunions , all add
ing to the sum total of Christmas joy
The banks and postoffice observed Mon
day , but business generally was resumed
Following we briefly note the sp.ucia
services held :
Christmas exercises were held on
Saturday evening by the Sunday-school ,
a charming and unique cantata being
rendered to the delight of all.
The church was decorated prettily and
appropriately for the event , to which
the children look forward with such
A treat was given the children ; besides
presents , candy and nuts were distribut
ed by individual teachers. The enter
tainment was one of the most sutisfac
tory held in the church in years.
The service Sunday morning and even
ing were special and appropriate to the
time of peace on earth and good will to
men , with the extra and special Christ
mas music by the choir
A decorated Christmas tiee was among
the features that delighted the children.
The Christmas celebration in the Ger
man Congregational church was held on
Saturday evening. The church was
crowded to the limit , temporary seats
having to be provided to accommodate
all who came to witness the exercises.
The exercises by the Sunday-school were
very pleasing and full of interest , and
were followed by the distribution of
presents such as books etc. , and candy ,
nuts and apples in the line of refresh
A fourteen-foot tree , nicely ornarnated ,
was among the attractions of the cele
On Chribtuias clay special services
were held in the morning , followed by
communion. A generous collection was
taken up for Home Missions at this ser
vice. In the evening Rev. Vogt con
ducted regular services in the church.
At the Methodist church they had a
tree and a miscellaneous program , which
was given on Saturday evening , iu the
presence of a large and appreciative aud
ience. In addition there was a treat and
presents were distributed to gladden the
many youthful hearts present. While
the entertainment lacked the elaboration
and special nature of some other years ,
it was received with cordial approval and
enthusiasm by the large audience that
always throngs that church on such
The Sunday morning and evening ser
vices were also special , the music by the
augmented choir being a prominent
The morning services on Sunday com
menced with Mass at 8 o'clock. The
Holy Sacrament of Communion was ad
ministered. At 10:30 : regular services
were held , at which the choir rendered
Leonard's mass. The services were
largely attended , a number being present
from out of town.
In the evening the children of the
Sunday-school had full sway. The } ' had
a tree and treat of liberal proportions.
Their program of recitations and music
was greatly enjoyed by a crowded house.
The special Christmas exercises at the
Baptist church were held on Sunday
evening and were under the auspices of
the Juniors , who rendered their cantata ,
"The Coming of the King , " very pleas
ingly. A treat was distributed to the
children at the morning session of the
There was special topic and music at
the morning service.
ST. ALBA N'S.
Early services were held on Sunday
morning at eight o'clock , followed by
the Holy Communion , The regular ser
vices of the day were held in the even
ing at the usual hour.
Monday evening they had a handsome
tree and a short program , with special
Christmas trees were unusually un
fortunate , this season , three of them at
different entertainments catching fire.
Fortunately no one was hurt , and the
damage caused was merely nominal.
A Birthday Surprise.
Tuesday , December 27th , being Miss
Gillie Phillippi's birthday , about twenty
of her young friends , with others , sur
prised her , in the evening , at her home
in Valley Grange precinct. The evening
was spent in playing games of various
kinds , enlivened by music , and a bounti
ful supper. The guests departed at a
late hour , all feeling that they had spent
a/very pleasant evening.
McMillen's Cream Lotion.
'CITY CHUIIC1I ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 : , a. ui. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
Rltv. J. W. IIlCKUY , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Services in the Odd Fel
low's Irtll us follows : Bible school at 10
a.m. Communion at n. Junior Y. P.
S. C. E. nt 3 and Senior Y. P. S. C. E. at
7. T. P. BKALL , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. in.
Junior Union at 3 p. m. Senior Union
at 7. Preaching at n a. m. and 8 p. m.
Morning subject , "The Unknown Year. "
Evening theme , "Lost Opportunities. "
A very cordial welcome to all.
T. L. KUTMAN , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. Preaching service at n. Senior
Endeavor at 7. Preaching service at 8.
Prayer-meeting on Wednesday evening
at 7:30 Junior Endeavor Tuesday after
noon at 4:15. A welcome to all. Morn
ing subject , "A Sermon for the New
Year. " Evening theme. "Holiness. "
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Sunday morning at nee
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
HOWARD STOY , Rector.
METHODIST Sunday-school at loa.m.
Preaching at n. Subject , "The Work
of Yesterday. " Class at 12 a.m. Junior
League at 2:30. : Epworth League at 7.
Preaching at 8. Subject , "Ethics of the
Dust. " Special songs by a large chorus
for the New Year prayer meeting on
Wednesday evening at 8. All are wel
come. JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
Rev.Ketman returned home , Monday ,
from , his revival work in Red Cloud ,
where he has been engaged for a week
or two past.
Mrs. Martin Traver went down to
Arapahoe , Wednesday , to attend a meet
ing of the district missionary society of
the Christian church.
Subject for watch night meeting at the
Methodist church , Saturday , Dec. 31 ,
is ' 'Christian Progress During the Year
. " Ps. Math. 16 Heb.
1898. 76 ; , 13-19 ; 12 ,
A holiday improvement at the German
Congregational church is the new cur
tains , just hung , adding to the comfort
and appearance of the church , which
has been materially improved within the
The probability that Rev. Vogt may
remove to another field in the early sum
mer will not be learned with any degree
of satisfaction by his friends in this sec
tion , where his work has been most ar
duous and efficient.
It is satisfying to learn in connection
with the work of Rev. Vogt of the Ger
man Congregational church that the
regular attendance upon the services of
the church is too large for the seating
capacity of the building ; and one of the
problems of the future will be , if the
growth of the congregation continues ,
the enlargement of the building. A
parsonage is also among the needs of
the * new year , which promises well for
them in material and spiritual ways.
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS.
An enjoyable Christmas entertainment
was given by the children of Katheryn
Mullen's school , a few miles northwest
of the city , last Friday. The program
was well rendered by the children and
the event was a happy one for all con
The total receipts from the school en
tertainment were $90.60. The expense
items summed up to $30.60. As stated
aefore this sum will be devoted to the
purchase of charts , books and kindergar
ten apparati for the grades participating
u the entertainment. The superintend
ent and all engaged in the production of
the entertainment are appreciative of and
grateful for the patronage so liberally
jestowed upon them.
FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.
The report of the schools of the city
for the month ending December 23d is
as follows :
STumber of boys enrolled . 342
lumber of girls enrolled . 334
Whole number enrolled . 676
Average daily attendance . 584
Per cent of attendance on enrollment 86
SFot absent during month . 361
Not tardy during month . 609
Neither absent nor tardy . 340
Cases of tardiness . 75
Entered school during month . 13
Withdrawn during month . 21
Visits by others . 52
Number non-residents . 11
Buy yonr coal of Bullard's for January.
From the Philippines.
The following letter was written to
Mrs. Martin Traver of our city by il.
Alice Sprudlfn , who resigned her mis
sionary work for the Christian Mission
ary society in China to go to the Philip
pines arid nurse the soldier boys , and la
in answer to a communication from Mrs.
Traver. It will be found full of interest :
Manila , P. I. , November lath , 1898.
My Dear Mrs. Traver : Your letter
reached me late in the evening of the
loth. Yesterday I went to see your son
and found him looking well and happy.
I had only a few minutes talk with him ,
but hope to see more of him in the
future. I found Mr. Pacal on the sick-
list. Yesterday was his first day off , and
his Symplons did not seetn serious ,
met the Major-Doctor in charge , and he
kindly gave me permission to call at any
time. He also gave me permission to
assist in the diet-kitchen when he moves
into his new hospital , which he hopes to
do soon. Major Snyder seemed to be
very thoughtful and kind to the sick.
I have been working , since coming to
Manila , in the Red Cros-s ward of the
general hospital : but being from Kansas ,
which is close to Nebraska , I feel natur
ally more interest in the Nebraska regi
ment , and the receipt of your letter
prompted me to offer my services in the
way I have mentioned. I pray I ixay be
used to do something in His name for
the comfort and welfare of your and
other mother's sons in this place. There
are eleven other ladies out representing
California , Colorado , Utah and Oregon.
Most is being done for the California
regiment , as most of the ladies and Red
Cross supplies came from that state. I
wish it were possible for Nebraska to
send out supplies and representatives for
the Nebraska regiment. The boys need
them. All the regiments do. I was ex
pecting to find the Kansas regiment here
when I came , but you know they were
not allowed to come , and I presume will
not now. I am truly thankful to be in
Manila , though I feel very much alone
sometimes for one meets very few from
the home-land who are pronounced
Christians. But I have tried very hard
to put myself completely in His hands
and let His power be made manifest
through me. How well I have succeeded
the Lord Himself can judge. I am try
ing to wait patiently for His call and de
Your letter did me much good. This
field is surely ripe for the harvest , but
no reapers are ready. I have had more
calls for teaching than I could possibly
meet and do hospital work. I am teach
ing an evening class at present. I have
only a little time to devote to the lan
guage and am not accomplishing what I
Two missionaries , a gentleman and
his wife frojn the state of Washington ,
reached here , two days ago. They ex
pect to do work among the soldiers , I
believe , in connection with other work.
We have tried to rent a house together ,
but so far have failed. I feel anxious
to do more Christian work. I have not
heard from the board since reaching
here , and do not know what they intend
to do with reference to this field. I feel
Manila will be my earthly home for the
present. He who brought me here can
provide for my stay in His own way.
I trust to hear from you again soon
and always think of me as one ready to
serve the mothers and sisters at home in
any way I can. Do not hesitate to write
or have your friends write whenever you
feel I can be of service in any way.
With much Christian love and a great
desire for an interest in your prayers , I
am most sincerely ,
M. ALICE SPRADLIN.
Everlst's Barn Is Destroyed.
Between one and two o'clock , this
morning , the barn on West Dodge street
occupied by O. L. Everist & Co. , dray
men , was entirely destroyed together
with its contents save one buggy and a
cow. Six horses , one the property of
Rev. Howard Stoj * . two heavy drays , one
light dray , the bus , furniture van , and
all the harness and tools were utterly de
stroyed. The loss on contents is placed
at $1,650 , upon which there is 800 of
insurance. The barn was the property
of J. E. Kelley , and was valued at $ See ,
being insured for $600. The loss is a se
vere one , and Mr. Everist has much
sympathy. The fire is thought to have
originated from the bus light. Mr. Ev
erist had just gone home from making
No. 3 , which was a little late. The in
flammable nature of the barn and con
tents made a quick fire , and the work of
the department , which on this occasion
was not commendable or effective , was
Mr. Everist will go to Omaha , this
week , and expects soon to resume busi
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. McClain of Coleman -
man precinct had a narrow escape iu a
runaway , in the city , last Friday.
McConncll's Balsam cures coughs.
MINOR ITEMS'OF NEWS.
Try McMillen's Cough Cure.
McCormcII's Balsam cures coujjhs.
WANTED Short-hand pupils. L.V. .
The serious illness of old man Kern , '
of East McCook is announced.
This paper and the great St. Louis
Semi-Weekly Republic for $1.75 a year.
Mrs. William B > field of Red Willow
is agent for the "Sure Hatch" incubator.
The grip is becoming quite epidemic
in the city , and in some cases is in severe
THE TRIBUNE and The Cincinnati
Weekly Enquirer forji-soayear , strictly
It was 94 degrees above zero in front
ofSchobel's store , Wednesday afternoon ,
in the sun.
Do you mean it ? Certainly , Go dowa
to S. M. Cochran & Co.'s and buy a coal
hodand a good one at that , for 15 cents.
The Stars of Jupiter-enjoyed a treat
of candy , nuls ami bananas , last Monday
evening , at the generous hands of L. W
The banks and postoffice bad their
Christmas holiday ou Monday. And
their New Year holiday will come on the
same day , next week.
The prize doll at McConnell's was
drawn by ticket No. 26 held by Mrs. C
K. Putnam and the picture by ticket No
2520 held by Dr. W. V. Gage.
Don't make any arrangements for
your year's reading matter without con
sulting THE TRIBUNE. We can clnfe
with any paper or magazine yon wisk
and save vou monev.
The Republican Valley District Poul
try association is preparing to bold its
annual chicken show. Material for a.
premium list is being gathered ami ar
ranged for that event-
No action was taken by the commissioners - * 1
sioners on the petition for a bridge over
the Republican at Perry station. A
thousand dollars of the bridge fund was
transferred to the needy general fund.
The fire department was called over t
the St. Charles , Thursday afternoon , by
an alarm. There was a small blaze ia
the kitchen , principally on thereof abont
the flue. It was quickly extinguished
and the loss is nominal.
The Wasson boys are making a. num
ber of improvements on their fine Drift
wood farm , and will have one of the
best equipped farms in this section
Captain Wasson is out from LeClaire ,
Iowa , helping the boys get in shape.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
Licenses to wed have been granted ss
follows since our last report :
James Malen and Sadie Mitchell , beta
of McCook. Married by Rev. J. A. Bad-
con on the 25th.
Scott Sloan and Emily Fritsche. botk
of Stevens , Frontier county. The county
judge married them on the ssii.
Francis A. Puckett of Indianola and
Effie A. Lemasters of Bartley. Rev.
Foutch united them in marriage on the
Claude Fowler and Edith Hammell ,
both of our city. Rev. White spoke the
words on Christmas day.
The following cases have been filc\\
since last week's report :
Mary R. Harpcning vs. Frank Fc\vcl *
et ill. Equity.
Nebraska Loan and Ranking CvNS ,
Philip Katzcumeyer. Kquity.
Arthur S. Dodge vs. Isaac M. Stmth
Eugene II. Mucfarlane vs. George \V.
Groves et al. Equity.
Nettie L. Croukhite vs. George l >
Dimitt et al. Equity.
Havilah Hupp vs. William U. Renting
Richard Lamb vs. James U. Whigate
30 head of mules , from 4 to 8 years old ,
14 to i5Vj hands high , to hc.nl of mules
from 4 to S years old , u to uli ImmN
high. 20 head of horses , 5 to S years old
All stock must be sound , fat nmlvcr.
broken. Bring in your little mules \ul
get the cash. The war is over.ViU be
at : Benkelnmu , Tuesday ; Stratton \\etl
ncsday ; Trenton , Thursday ; Culbertsou ,
Friday ; McCook , Saturday of next xvcek ,
nud nt Indiunola , Monday ; Red Cloud ,
Wednesday ofeek after next.
S. M. Cochrau & Co. curry Iu
the largest line and greatest variety of
sewing machines in southwestern Ne
braska. They have the best and l.Uesl
makes , too , at the most reasonable
You can't afford to carry iu coal in
your apron when 15 cents will buy x
* oed coal hod at S. M. Cochran & Co. * * .
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