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SEVENTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 6.1899. NUMBER34
Son of a Revolutionary Slro.
An erroneous statement printed in the
Lincoln Journal , not long since , in con-
cection with the death of a veteran soldier -
dier at Fremont , this state , prompted the
writer to break through the native re
serve and retiring disposition of that old
veteran and first settler. William Wey-
: gint , for the purpose of correcting the
mistake. The Journal in announcing
the death of the Fremont veteran , among
-other things , stated that the deceased
was the last veteran in the state whose
father was a revolutionary soldier. THE
TRIBUNE , being mindful of the warlike
and soldierly history of the Weygint fam
ily , looked up the facts in the case , with
the following result :
THE TRIBUNE soon ascertained that
the Weygints were a family of fighters
from an early day. The grandfather of
-our William Weygint was at the battle
of Brooklyn Heights in 1776 , and there
: gave up his life in defence of his country
against the encroaching English under
the Duke of York , brother of King
Charles the Second. Mr. Weygint's fath
er was at the battle of Yorktown , when
Cornwallis surrendered , and at Hue sur
render of Burgoyne at Suratago. He also
volunteered in the war of 1812 and was
in the Lake Champlain region , but not
in any engagement. Mr. Weygint's eldest -
est brother was in the Mexican war for
-a year and a half , and Mr. William Wey
gint himself served four years and three
months in the rebellion , having three
honorable discharges from that war.
Mr. Weygint's parents were long-lifed ,
one being 96 and the other 97 at death.
The list of Nebraska velersns whose
fathers were in the revolutionary wars
lias always been very small , and Mr.
Weygint thinks that he is the last one in
the state. He just recently entered his
Minstrel Show and Cake Walk.
Preparations are now going on for the
Tninstrel show to be given on the iqth of
January for the benefit of the piano fund
of the high school. This will be an up-
to-date minstrel show with all the mod
ern nnd ancient frills. George B. Berry
has the matter in charge and this is a
guarantee that the minstrel will be one
of the best ever given in the city. Don't
fail to see the grand minstrell show , rag
time jubilee and cake walk at the Me
nard on the evening of Thursday , Janu
ary I9th. Admission , 50 cents. Tickets
on sale at McConnell'son and after Mon
day. January gth.
A Close Call.
The residence of George P. Weick of
South McCook had a close call from de
struction by fire , Wednesday. The fire
originated about the flue on the south
side of the roof , which was so badly
damaged that a new roof will practically
Tie necessary. The damage will be about
150 , which is fully covered by insur
ance. The hook and ladder boys did
good work in confining the fire to the
roof. One of the hose carts went down
but no water was thrown from the hose.
Is Seriously Sick.
News of an extremely discouraging
nature has been received from the bed
side of Capt. R. O. Phillips , at San
Francisco. He was unable to recover
from the fatigue of the sea voyage , and
the journey home was delayed until he
could gather strength. Word now comes
that he is steadily sinking and may not
live beyond a few days. Lincoln Jour
The county superintende'nt announces
the apportionment as follows :
Total from state , $2,803.81. From fines
and licenses , $34.3 ° . Total $2,838.11.
One-fourth apportioned to the districts ,
$7 * ° . .43Threefourths apportionment ,
. $2,127.68. No. of children entitled to
share , 3,412. Amount to each , .623.
Amount to each district , $9.05.
Water Tax Due.
McCook , Neb. , Dec. 31 , 1898. Water
tax for the first quarter of 1899 becomes
due Jan. I , 1899. Ten per cent , \vill be
added 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. m. C. H. MEEKER , Supt.
No Questions Asked.
If the person who took those rings
from H. P. Button's store on New Year
eve will return them $10.00 'reward will
be paid and NO QUESTIONS wm. BE
Troops are being rushed to the Philip
pines and there is some prospect of a hot
time there. You can have a hot time
right here at home if you burn Semi-
Bituminous coal , sold only by Bullard.
IXJST 150 pounds of plaster of Paris
one endgate , between Andrew An
derson's farm and McCook. Leave at
McConnell's Balsam cares coughs. i
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
ABB ENGEL is up from Crete , this
M. J. ABBOTT of Hayes Center was a
city visitor , Monday.
A. B. TODD of Plattsmouth was a city
visitor , last Friday.
MRS. LILLIAN MCCARL has taken the
clerkship in J. H. Kelley's office.
L. MORSE of Benkelman had business
in the valley's finest , yesterday.
REGISTER RATH BON was a sight seer
at the state capital , close of last week.
MARSHAL JORDAN made a flying busi
ness trip to Grand Island , Wednesday.
MRS. W. D. KYLE of Stanton , Iowa ,
is here on a visit to William Lewis and
ED. DENNIS , manager for the Barnett
Lumber Co. at Danbury , spent Sunday
in the city.
H. W. COLE returned home , Wednes
day night , from his trip to Illinois on
Star of Jupiter business.
Miss MAUDE VANSICKLE of Orleans ,
came in from Denver , close of last week ,
and was the guest of Miss Myrtle Meyer.
MRS. J. A. GUNN is entertaining her
father , Mr. Patrick of Emerson , Iowa ,
who arrived in the city , Monday night.
MRS. J. A. WILCOX returned home ,
first of the week , from Denver , where
she has been iu St. Luke's hospital tak
Miss NORMA NOBLE arrived in the
city , last Friday night , from Harlan ,
Iowa , and is visiting the many friends of
her girlhood here.
REGISTER RATHBUN accompanied his
daughter Ernie to school at Franklin ,
last Saturday , and went on to Lincoln to
help organize the legislature.
MABEL WILCOX was reelected as a
teacher in the Juniata schools without
a dissenting vote , and she returned to
the work , first of the week. She has
been giving good satisfaction.
Miss ELLINGTON WILSON has been
compelled by ill health to take a vaca
tion of a month from her duties as cash
ier for C. L. DeGroff & Co. She expects
to leave the first of next week to recu
MR. AND MRS..S. L. MOENCH departed
for Orleans , Tuesday morning , on their
homeward way , after a short visit here
with friends. They will see other Ne
braska and Iowa points before arriving
at their home in Rushville. Illinois.
REPRESENTATIVE HATHORN was in
the city a short while , this morning , on
his way home to Bartley. The legisla
ture has adjourned over till Mondsy , no
work being possible until the various
committees have been selected and an
nounced. He went down to Bartley on
CAPTAIN B. M. FREES came out from
Chicago , early in the week , and has been
helping in the annual clean up of his
large business affairs , on the first of the
year. Besides his extensive lumber and
bank interests here , he has heavy invest
ments in different towns in this part of
Box Elder Circuit.
Sunday-school at Box Elder church
every Sunday at 10 a.m. Church services
at ii a. m. 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. m. every two weeks
bating from Dec. n. Preaching service
it Spring Creek at 3"p. . m. every two
weeks dating from Dec 11.
D. L. MATSON , Pastor.
/Terms of the District Court.
Judge Norris has made out his sched-
ile of terms of court for 1899 in this
listrict as follows :
Chase April 3 , December 4.
Dundy March 27 , November 27.
Frontier March 13 , November 13.
Furnas January 30 , October 2.
Gosper March 6 , October 30.
Hayes March 20 , October 20.
Hitchcock February 27 , October 23.
Red Willow February 13 , October 9.
During the month of January I will be
n McCook Saturdays the I4th , 2ist and
i8th. LILLIAN M. WELBORN , ;
The ladies of the South McCook M. E.
hurch will give a basket supper and
ocial at the church on Friday evening ,
anuary 20 , at 8 o'clock. Everybody is
lordially invited. Admission free. Each
ady is requested to bring a basket with
supper for two persons.
From the Philippines.
San Sabastian , Manila , November 13 ,
1898. Dear Sister : I received your letter
a few days ago ; also one from mother ,
one from Laura Scott and one from Ella
Neely. It is needless to say I was glad
to hear from you all.
I have been having a touch of malaria
for the last few days , but ani better now.
I am under the doctors care for the first
time since we landed in the Philippines.
San Sabastian has a large Catholic
church and parish. The church is finer
than any I ever saw. It is built of gran
ite , and has two tall spires and a large
steel dome. It has mosaic and mahog
any floors , and is hung inside with beau
tiful tapestry and chandeliers ; also con
tains many fine paintings and images.
The ist. Colorado band gave a grand
concert a short time since , for the pur
pose of getting new instruments. The
admission fee was fifty cents but I went
as a guard and went in free. They took
in nearly $1,000. It is the same band
that Laura and I heard at Trinity church
in Denver , last winter. They play every
Sunday night at chapel service. It
makes a good accompaniment to male
It has been raining lately. It rained
all forenoon and part of last night.
There was a pretty high wind too. The
sea must be running mountain high out
side of the bay. The China sea is- said
to be the most dangerous water known.
I don't think they ha\re any very hard
storms in Manila though. The bay is
almost surrounded by mountains.
The weather is generally cool and
pleasant now ; but it is hot when the sun
shines. This is about the coolest day I
have seen in the Philippines , still it is
many degrees above freezing
We have very good fare most of the
time now , but dirt not have much to eat
the first week after we took Manila.
The next day after we came in town I
was one detailed to go back to Camp
Dewey to help guard the camp as it was
reported that the insurgents were going
to loot the camp. They said they were
hungry and were going to have some
thing to eat if they had to take it by
force. There were only about two hun
dred of us in camp but we had plenty of
amunition and could have made it pretty
warm for them if they had attempted an
attack. But they let us alone and I had
a "snap" for I had plenty to eat then.
The ist. Colorado has charge of the
Manila penitentiary instead of outpost -
duty. Each company has to furnish five
men every day to guard the prisoners.
I would , by far , prefer the outpost duty.
You must not believe any newspaper
reports that the Colorado boys , or any
other volunteers , want to stay in Manila ,
for they are all anxious to go home. 1
"Old Columbia" is good enough for me ,
still we are willing to stay asxlong as
there is any fighting to do ; but guard
duty is very tiresome.
The natives are a filthy set. The men ,
women and children all smoke cigars or
cigarettes and chew beetle nuts which
are _ worse than tobacco.
This is all I have time to write this
time. Hoping to hear from you soon ,
I atn , your loving brother ,
IRA E. CRANE ,
Co. H , ist Colo. Vols.
Attention , Comrades !
J. K. Barnes Post No. 207 : There will
be a joint installation of the officers-elect
of the G. A. R. and Ladies of the G. A.
R. Circle on Saturday , January 14 , 1899 ,
at three o'clock in the afternoon , in I. O.
O. F. hall. All comrades and their fam-
lies are invited to attend ; especially
hose who were'elected officers for the
ensuing year are requested to present
: hemselves for installation. By com
G. W. DILLON , Post Commander.
J. H. YARGER , Adjutant. t
Advertised Letters. f
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice on Jan. ist :
Janon Horkins , Walter McCafierty ,
Lewis Shroyer , O. E. Passmore ,
Mrs. May Wheelock ,
Mrs. G. W. Thompson ,
Rev. Geo. A. Monroe ,
Baeschlin & Shurnam.
In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they are advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
Semi-Bituminous coal is a new thing
md the dear people may have to be
shown. If you want something better
than Canon City , try it. Nut coal $7.00 ; [
lumpx$7.5o ; at Bullard's.
Absolutely pure is the claim made in
very advertisement of the Royal Baking
Powder and absolutely pure is the verd
ict of every housekeeper in the land us
ing the Royal. It is the standard among
jaking powders , worth the price sold at ,
Because of its purity , healthful bread-
iiaking qualities and the strength that
nakes a small quantity go a long way.
tfo trouble about delicious biscuit and
pastry when the Royal is used.
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. HlCKEY , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Services in the Odd Fel
low's hull as follows : Bible school at 10
a. m. Sermon at n. Junior Y. P. S. C.
E. at 3 and Senior Y. P. S. C. E. at 7.
Evening sermon at 8. All are cordially
invited. T. P. BKALL , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school 'at 10 a. m.
Junior Union at 3 p. m. Senior Union
at 7. Preaching at 11 a. in. and 8 p. m.
Morning subject , "An Earnest Life. "
Evening theme , "The Crude Cake. " A
warm invitation is extended to all.
T. L. KETMAN , 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. ni.
Friday evening lecture at 8:00 o'clock.
Holy communion the first Sunday in
HOWARD STOY , Rector.
METHODIST Spnday-school at loa.m.
Preaching at n. Subject , "Self-forget-
fulness" . Class at 12 a.m. Junior League
at 2:30. Epworth League at 7. Preach
ing at 8. Beginning of revival services to
continue duriug the week. Let us pray
and work for the salvation of souls. All
are welcome. JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. Preaching service at 11. 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 , "The Living God , " Even
ing theme , "Unconscious Influence. "
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
The Congregational people held their
annual meeting , last Wednesday even
ing , electing the various officers of the
church and hearing and passing upon
the reports of the several societies of the
church. The reports indicate a satisfac
tory growth in temporal and spiritual
The new officers of the Epworth
League were duly installed at the Meth
odist church , last Sunday night. The
officers for 1899 are as follows : President ,
J. A. Beyrer ; First Vice , Floyd Berry ;
Second Vice , Anna Clark ; Third Vice ,
Ray McCarl ; Fourth Vice , Roy Smith ;
Treasurer , Louis Thorgrimson ; Secretary ,
H. E. Dole.
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS.
Louis Thorgrimson was a visitor on
The Tenth grade will have charge in
the Assembly room , this afternoon.
The superintenent of the Trenton
schools visited the city schools , this
Mr. Burgert returned , Sunday evening ,
from his visit to Lincoln , during the
Mrs. Duffey arrived home , Sunday
evening on 5 , from spending her vaca
tion in Grafton.
Edith and Roy Jacobs have entered
the public schools. They lately moved :
here from Guide Rock.
Miss Case is now teaching the Third :
grade west , and Miss Powers is in charge
9f the Seventh grade east. :
Miss Leonard of the Fifth grade was
ill and out of school , Tuesday afternoon ,
but resumed her work again on Wednes
The members of the Twelfth grade at
tended the funeral of Mrs. Nellie Johnson
son , Wednesday afternoon , out of respect
for Miss Jessie , who is one of the es
teemed members of the grade.
A bill has already been introduced in
the legislature providing for free high *
school attendance. The bill has the approval
proval of the state educational council !
ind of the regents of the university.
Dr. A. L. Bixby Will Lecture.
Dr. A. L. Bixby , the poet-laureate of
Che Nebraska State Journal , will deliver :
lis humorous lecture , "The Unbridled
Muse , " at the Presbyterian church in
ulbertson , Neb. , on Saturday evening ,
anuary I4th. Tickets , 25 cents.
The sleigh bells jingle in the air ,
I hear them with a sigh ,
Reminding me of days more fair ,
Those happy days gone by ,
When with the girl away back there
The one I loved the best
We rode behind the old gray mare
She drove I did the rest ! Bixby. a :
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB-
JNE office. Best in the market.
McMillen's Cream Lotion. g
Where There Is no Death.
Last Sunday evening about half past
nine o'clock , Mrs. Nellie Johnson bade
farewell to earthly things and ties and
her patient spirit winged its flight to a
land where there is no death , neither
sorrow nor parting. She had been a
sufferer from consumption for some time
and yet her death came unexpectedly to
most people , as her condition was not
regarded as. so serious. The deceased
was oue of McCook's earliest settlers ,
and the pathetic facts of her sad life and
untimely death touch all hearts with
especial force and sadness. After much
suffering , the end came peacelully and
without pain. The funeral services were
conducted at the late home on Wednes
day afternoon by Rev. Turner assisted
by Rev. Badcon , and were attended by
many friends of the deceased and family ,
interment taking place in Longview
In addition to her two children , Jessie
and Louis , her mother and two brothers
remain to deeply mourn her early death.
Her mother , Mrs. A. C. Root , was with
her to the last and will remain with the
children for some time to coine , expect
ing to return to her home in Dakota in
the early spring.
The deceased was a member of the
Lady Maccabees and of the Star of Jupi
ter , carrying $500 insurance in the form
er. $500 insurance in the Star of Jupiter ,
however , is said to have lapsed.
The floral offerings were beautiful trib
utes to the cherished memory of the de
THE TRIBUNE extends to the sorrow
ing and bereaved ones the siucerest
sympathy of this entire community ,
which has been keenly touched by the
[ Nellie Root was born in Solon , O. , on
May i6th , 1859 , and died in McCook , Ne
braska , January ist , 1899. Was married
to Dr. L. L. Johnson on February igth.
1879. Three children were born of this
union , Arthur , the oldest , dying in in
fancy ; Jessie and Louis remaining to
mourn the loss of a devoted mother's
love. The deceased moved to our city
in 1883 and was a continuous resident
for sixteen years. ]
CARD OF T"ANKS.
We wish in this way to express our
sencerest thanks to our neighbors ,
friends and classmates who so kindly
and thoughtfully assisted us during ill
ness and death of our loved one , a loving
mother as well as a dutiful daughter.
JESSIE AND Louis JOHNSON.
MRS. A. C. ROOT.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
The following-named couples have
been granted licenses to wed since our
last report :
Elbert E. Bentley of Bartley and Lena
M. Wright of Indianola. They were
married by Rev. L. A. Turner of Indian-
ila , New Year day.
J. Bernard Hillers and Jessie Hobbs ,
both of Indianola. Rev. W. J. Boyd
inked them in the bonds of matrimony ,
Fuesday , January I2th.
The following cases have been filed in
the district court since the report in last
rveek's issue : J
Richard Lamb vs. James E. Wingate
t al. Equity.
Mary E. Thomspon vs. IrveeS. Hadley
t al. Equity.
James W. Hupp vs. George S. Yarnal
t al. Equity.
James W. Hupp vs. Abram Decker et
Kalie Sullivan vs. J. R. Neel , sheriff"
In the matter of the estate of Charles
! . McGatl. License to sell.
Nora M. Kelley vs. Charles D. Cramer
t al. Equity.
The following is the record for De-
ember : Farm mortgages filed , $7,228.05 ;
eleased$3i,95S.2O. City mortgages filed ,
$85 oo ; released , $842.10. Chattel mort-
ages filed , 39,716.85 ; released , 30-
Officers of J. K. Barnes Post.
At a regular meeting of the members 1
f J. K. Barnes Post , G. A. R. , held on t
December 24th , 1898 , the following offi-
ers were elected :
J. M. Bell , Post Commander.
J. M. Henderson , Senior Vice.
Lyinan Miller , Junior Vice.
H. H. Berry , Chaplain.
John Williams , O. D.
J. W. Underbill , O. G.
J. H. Yarger , Adjutant.
J. A. Wilcox , Quartermaster.
W. S. Fitch , Guard.
John Stevens , Representative.
Comrades G. W. Dillon , B. F. Olcott
nd H. H. Berry were elected trustees.
G. W. DILLON , Post Commander.
J. M. BELL , Acting Adjutant.
The thermometer registered six de-
rees below zero , this morning.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Try McMillen's Cough Cure.
McComiell's Balsam cures coughs.
WANTED Short-hand pupils. L.y. .
Fora hot , clean , lasting fire get Semi-
Bituminous coal ; at Bullard's.
The officers of King * Cyrus chapter
were duly installed , last night.
This paper and the great St. Louis
Semi-Weekly Republic for $1.75 a year.
Mrs. William Byfield of Red Willow
is agent for the "Sure Hatch" incubator.
Marshal Jordan "isn.t doing a thinfj"
to the dogs. "Let the good work j/o
THE TRIBUNE and The Cincinnati
Weekly Enquirer for$1.50 a year , strictly
A trial will convince you that the
Semi-Bituminous coal sold by Enllard is
ahead of any Canon City you ever savr.
Don't make any arrangements for
your year's reading matter without con
sulting THE TRIBUNE. We can clnk
with any paper or magazine you wisk
and save you money.
The six-months-old son of Jacob Stroh
and wife was buried in Longview ceme
tery , Wednesday afternoon. Brief ser
vices were held at the residence , before
the burial , by Rev. W. F. Vogt.
The county commissioners have been
in session a few days making annual
settlement with the various county ofi-
cers. They will be in regular session
again on Tuesday of next week.
LOST On the way between A. J.
Chambers'residence and Henry Smith's ,
or between Smith's and A. G. Dole's ,
pocketbook containing monev , two
yards ribbon and trunk key. Please
leave at this office.
They had an enjoyable New Year eve
dance out at August Droll's , last Satur
day evening , in which a large company
of the youth of the neighborhood as well
as a contingent of McCook people in
dulged until the wee small hours of the
At the meeting of the local lodge , Star
of Jupiter , Monday night , sixteen candi
dates were initiated. A spread followed
the meeting of the lodge , and a good
time was had. Initiations and spreads
seem to be the regular order in McCook
lodge No. i.
E. T. Maddux's cow got in the way of
a freight car that was being switched
onto a side track , Wednesday morning ,
in the yard here , and the unfortunate
animal was badly spoiled. The car was
thrown off the track , but no considerable
damage was caused.
Mrs. A. J. Beecher of Dawson Citv.
Alaska , is in the city , visiting with Mrs.
I. J. Felts , at 3034 p street. Mrs. Beecher
was formerly a resident of Lincoln. Her
sojourn in Alaska has prepared her to re
late many interesting experiences regard
ing cabin life and existence in the cold
est mining region in the world. Lincoln
Three hundred and twenty acres ,
miles south of McCook.
FINE FARM 40 acres under irriga-
FOR SALE. tionpaid ; up water right.
lee acres in alfalfa.
Two houses ; ice house ; barn.
Patent feeders for cattle and hogs.
Chicken house , windmill , and every
300 large trees and an abundance of
young timber. Call on J. E. Kelley.
As our readers are aware , we have beeu
ible to secure for them this year an un
usually advantageous clubbing arrange
ment , which includes The Iowa Home
stead , its Special Farmers' Institute edi
tions , The Poultry Farmer , The Farmers'
Mutual Insurance Journal and The Hu
mane Alliance , together with our own
paper , all for the surprising low figure ol
1.45. Nothing like this has ever before
been offered to our farmer readers. The.
Homestead with its Special Institute edi
tion for January contains 64 pngcs of
practical farm information , and reading
he paper and its Special Institute edi
tions for a year practically amounts to H
iberal agricultural education. The Spcc-
al Farmers' Institute edition for the
present mouth considers four interesting ,
practical topics relating to farm prosper-
ty , sheep husbandry , winter's worketc. .
ind on them more than 200 practical
arniers and fanners' wives in the West
ontribute their views and experiences ,
naking it a remarkable collection of the
jest thought on western farms. The
Poultry Farmer , The Mutual Insurance
ournal and The Humane Alliance , the
jest of their class , should be in every
arm home. Take advantage of this
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