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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1899)
By F. M. KIMMgLL.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER
THE new state officers were dnl ]
CQLONEL EUNDDS got off th <
garbage pile long enough , thii
week , to take his dirty pen in hanc
and indite Colonel Mitchell of th (
Comfort one of hie unspeakable
GOVERNOR POYNTER'S first act it
the removal of Hoxie as superin
tendent of the Kearney reform
school and the appointment ol
John C. Sprecher of Schuyler tc
fill the forced vacancy.
THE legislature organized by
electing Mr. Clark of Lincoln and
Mr. Talbot of Lincoln as speakei
of the house and president of the
senate respectively. And the reg
ular work of the session is now
under way. May wisdom guide
their every act.
EX-GOVERNOR HOLCOMB as
speech-maker is almost as long
and tiresome as Senator Allen.
His farewell speech was about twc
hours long , and put everybody tc
sleep. Farewells ought to be
short anyway. At the worst they
ought to be printed. On formal
inaugural occasions they are a bore
and a nuisance.
THE TRIBUNE believes that the
true and intelligent American of
honorable purposes and high ideas
can solve any problem that can be
placed before him. It believes
that the Cuban and Philippines
questions can be effectively dealt
with by him. Uucle Sam is a full
grown man and can't escape the
duties of his development.
THAT was very clever of Gover
nor Poynter to recommend the
abolishment of free passes. It
would have been more clever to
have abolished them , however ,
when the Populists had control of
the legislature if they were sincere
in their purpose. The governor
is already showing some symptoms
of being a politician. Free passes
will be abolished just like the
board of transportation will be
abolished somewhat after the
manner the ancient dame kept an
hostelrie in the Occident.
ONE of the marked and benefic
ent results of the late unpleasant
ness with Spain will be an added
impetus to the movement for the
rehabilitation of the American mer
chant marine , Avhick once covered
the main , but of late years has
been superceded by British and
other foreign ships. Greater Amer
ica demands a greater merchant
marine , and all reasonable efforts
to promote and secure that end
will be encouraged by thosp who
believe that America's marvelous
trade ought to be carried by Amer
THE Omaha Bee gives our state
senator , Hon. E. N. Allen , the fol
lowing personal notice in its sketch
es of the different legislators :
E.N.ALLEN , FURNAS COUNTY.
E. N. Allen of Arapahoe , state
senator in the Twenty-ninth dis
trict , is a native of Wisconsin. In
early life he moved with his par
ents to Sauk county , where he se
cured a common school education.
Later he went to Evansville , where
he attended the Baptist seminary.
In August of 1875 he arrived in
Furnas county , this state. He at
tended the State university for
some time , working in the harvest
field during vacation. He was , in
1879 , elected county superintend
ent of Furnas county , holding this
office with credit for two terms.
Retiring , he was interested in the
stock business for some time , final
ly .embarking in the hardware bus
iness in Arapahoe , where for twelve
years he has conducted with con
spicuous success a large and con
stantly increasing business. Two
years since he made a great but
liopeless fight in this district , succeeding -
ceeding in running over 600 votes
ahead of his ticket. He is a staunch
Republican and an active , winning
Charlie Walker , the sprinter , ii
visiting in McCook , this week.
S. B. Howe had business at tin
county capital , first of the week.
D. L. Sullivan was a pilgrim t <
the seat of county affairs , Monday
A. Joslin journeyed up to thi
county seat , Sunday night , on i
Lee Jones is driving on the raai
route , this * week , vice Uncle Bei
Sibbitt , who is hauling ice.
Kittie Hansom and Nessa Fontcl
visited friends over in Frontiei
county , closing days of last week
H. E. Dole and E. O. Scott ol
McCook passed the initial day ol
1899 with friends in this gay olc
Miss Lillie Fitzgerald was dowt
from McCook , latter part of las !
week , the guest of J. F. Farrell't
Francis Sells went up to Mc
Cook , Wednesday evening , to take
the student's examination for op
Mrs. J.F.Utter and the childret
returned on No. 12 , Sunday morn
ing , from a short visit to "Freem' :
Miss Bessie Enlow of Cam
bridge visited with her cousins ,
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Enlow , the firsi
of the week.
Miss Delia Hanseu of Cam
bridge came in on No. 5 , Tuesday
night , en route to Stockville tc
visit her brother Newt.
L. M. Starrett , who has been
visiting his cousin , Billy Bush , re
turned to his home at Hamilton ,
Mo. , Monday morning.
The Curlee boys are filling their
new ice house , this week , with a
fine quality of congealed comfort
from L. Jennings' pond.
B.F.Brower , who has been look
ing after his business interests here
the past week , returned to his east
ern home , Monday morning.
C. E. Williams went down to
Lincoln , Monday morning , to per
fect arrangements for buying the
piece of land he now occupies.
"Freem" Utter of the Burling
ton's train service visited here with
his family , Wednesday , returning
to McCook on 5 in the evening.
Miss Grace Curlee returned to
Lincoln and her study of music ,
Wednesday morning , after a brief
holiday visit here with the folks.
W. E. Rollings and daughters ,
Winnie and Minnie , returned on
Tuesday morning from their holi
day visit with relatives and friends
in northern Kansas.
The Star of Jupiter lodge at this
place now has sixty-three members.
Twelve were initiated on Thursday
night of last week , and five more
applications were accepted.
Miss Lulu Schmelzel , who is
teaching over in Frontier county
near Orafino , came down the latter
part of last week and spent a few
days here with the Misses Ran
Miss Mabel , daughter of Judgp
Bishop of McCook , returned , Sun-
3ay morning , from her holiday va-
jation enroute to her school in the
Bartholomew district , between here
Miss Maud Yickrey departed for
Lincoln on Tuesday to resume her
itudies at the Wesleyan. Frank
pill follow her in a couple of weeks
md begin a course of study in the
The magniscope entertainment ,
ast Saturday night , drew a large
louse , and the enjoyment of the
ame by the natives was quite evi-
lent. The feature which moved
he assemblage , however , was the
ocal effort by the barytone soloist.
Charles Bentley of North Valley
irecinct will leave about the mid-
le of this month on a visit to his
Id home in Albany county , New
fork. He will be absent about
ix months renewing acquaintance
dth former scenes and the friends
f the days gone by.
Miss Grace Cartwright , who has
een visiting asister in Fort Coi
ns , Colo. , since last fall , returned
n Saturday morning. She spent
ae day with Mrs. J. F. Farrell , ac-
Dmpanying her brother to her
ome near Lebanon in the even-
J.O. Puckett , Jaa. Hamilton am
W. W. Lemasters were among th
number from this end who saw am
admired the new county com
house , early part of the week.
Sam Preraer and A. N. Puckel
were in attendance at the meetinj
of county commissioners in th
west end city , Wednesday , with
petition asking the board to ope :
a road four miles long runninj
east and west on the line betweei
John Eider's and O. S.VanDoren'
farms. The petition will no doul
be granted at the next meeting o
Representative J.E. Hathorn de
parted for Lincoln , Sunday even
ing , to enter upon his duties as i
member of the state legislature
which convened on Tuesday. Ii
its biographical sketches of th <
men who compose the pnrsonuH
of the. legislative body , Tuesday' ]
Omaha Bee has the following to
say of our townsman :
"Dr. J. E. Hathorn of Bartley ii
the representative fiom the Sixty
fifth district , including Bed Wil
low county , where he has a larg <
circle of friends formed in hii
twelve years' practice of medicini
in that vicinity. Dr. Hathorn is i
native of Maine , born in 1845. A
the age of 17 Dr. Hathoru enlistee
in the First Maine artillery am
served until the close of the war
After the war he returned to hii
school work and graduated fron
the State Seminary of Maine , latei
from the medical department o :
Bowdoiu college , and after furthei
study received the degree of Bach
elor of Science. Dr. Hathorn tool
post-graduate work at the Bus !
Medical college , Chicago , and ha
carried off high honors in his pro
fession. He practiced for twelve
years in Bureau county , Illinois ,
and then moved to Nebraska. "
Father Jason Blake , born Sep.
tember 3d , 1821 , in Monroe county ,
Ohio , died December 29th , at the
home of his only daughter , Mrs.
H. H. Greenlee , being in his 78th
year , 59 of which he spent in the
service of his Savior. He was
married to Miss Catherine Kucker ,
May 6th , 1841 , who passed to her
reward , January , 20th , 1884 , while
they were living near Bellplaine ,
Bentou county , Iowa , whither they
removed from Ohio in 1853. He
resided in Iowa for about 43 years.
Two years after the death of his
wife he removed with his daughter
and husband , Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
Greenlee , to Frontier county , this
state , where he made his home ,
with the exception of about two
years spent on a farm in this
county. Three sous and one
daughter mourn the death of an
affectionate father. Joining the
Methodist church at the nge of 18
years , he lived a consistent and
faithful Christian life for 59 years ,
dying triumphant in the faith of
his life. The funeral services were
conducted from the Methodist
church at Prailand at 11 o'clock ,
December 30th , 1898 ; after which
the remains were taken by H. H.
Greenlee to Cambridge , for ship
ment to Bellplaiue , Iowa , for in
terment. "His last words , " re
marked A. Y. Lincoln , who stood
by , "were a great sermon to me.
; Heaven is near , ' Father Blake
sften said. 'I am waiting , for
[ feel it will only be a transfer to
: he better world. ' " Two weeks
previous to his decease I made him
i pastoral visit , when he said , "I
lesire to live , but if it is the
Liord's will , I am now-ready to go
my time , and would have been
jlad to have gone , last Sunday ,
diile suffering so. " The general
emark of those who knew him
vas , "Father Blake was a good
nan. " May the comforting grace
if Jesus sustain the sorrowing and
M. S. FOUTCH.
Honors World's Fair ,
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that come within her reach , especially such as will benefit not only
ourselves but all our subscribers and patrons. Here is a clubbing
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1,000 different households and includes 5,000 individuals.
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than forty years ago/ " Ably edited and containing special depart
ments covering all branches of farming and live stock growing. An
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ists , etc. , all value it for the practical counsel given by skilled spec
ialists in various lines , while the general farmer finds it an almost A , .
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and daughters love its Home department. Regular price M * '
THE SPECIAL FARMERS' INSTITUTE EDITION.
The most remarkable success of the age. A Farmers' Institute in
your own home every month. A previously announced programme
of practical farm topics is discussed in each issue by farmers of ex
perience. These institutes are the farmers' own forum in which all
readers are invited to contribute their views on the topics proposed
every month. There is nothing like them. Worth
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A practical poultry paper for the farmer who wants to make farm
poultry profitable. Hon. F. D. Coburn , secretary of the Kansas
Slate Board of Agriculture , writing to the Poultry Farmer , says :
"I have never before seen a poultry journal that I thought a
majority of farmers would be justified in subscribing tor , but
from the looks and contents ot yours , I can scarcely see that it
should fail to be worth several times its price to any one keep
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THE McCQOK TRIBUNE.
Indisputably Red Willow County's Best Newspaper. You can best j. . , s\f\
say whether or not this is true. We spare neithei money nor effort * C j I II I
tomakeitso. Examine it. Price . - . H' * V/V/
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-THE * TRIBUNEgalways seeks to excel , and we expect to make it better
thercomingjyearjthan'everjbefore. Yours for Good Reading Matter ,
UT F. M. KIMMELL.
B. H. Thomas had business al
the county seat , Tuesday.
S. B. Smith had legal business
at the county capital , Monday.
Charlie Cooper went down tc
Holbrook , Sunday , on a short visit.
George Cramer transacted busi
ness in McUook , Tuesday morn
Miss Supt. Welborn was offi
cially absent in McCook , mid
J. G. Dole of McCook was the
guest of friends here over the New
Sheriff Neel was over in the
Tyrone country , last Friday , on
business of his office.
Miss Clara Happersett went up
to McCook on 5 , Tuesday eveniug ,
on a short visit to friends.
Misses Effie and Gertrude Teel
returned , Sunday evening , from
their holiday visit with Eed Cloud
D. J. Fitzgerald was a sojouruer
in the county capital , Tuesday
night , returning on No. 2 the next
Paddy and May Anderson re
turned on No. 5 , Sunday night ,
from a brief visit with Grand
mother McKillip at the farm east
George S. Hill made a business-
social visit in the big west-end
town , this week , going up on Tues
day evening and returning the fol
Elbert E.Bentley.of Bartley and
Lena M. Wright of our city were
married by Bev. L. A. Turner of
the Congregational church , New
fear day. They have the best
wishes of all for a happy life in
the bonds of matrimony.
Bernard Hillers and Miss Jessie
Eobbs were married on Tuesday
ifternoon at 4 o'clock by Bev.
Boyd of the Methodist church.
Che ceremony occured in the neat
ittle residence which has been
prepared for occupancy by them
ind where they immediately began
You can't well get along with
out a county seat paper. You
naturally want the best of every
thing for your good money , and in
selecting the county seat news
paper you want you should follow
the same rule. THE TRIBUNE at
McCook is far and away the best
paper published at the seat of
county affairs. It is the official
news of the county in the most ac
curate way and most promptly. It
can be secured in connection with
your Lome paper , The Indianola
Beporter , at a most reasonable
price. See Mr. Phillips for terms.
You ) can't afford to miss the op
portunity of getting the best coun
ty seat paper and your home paper
for the price of one practically.
Don't let this extraordinary oppor
The young man who was a be
liever in the theory that certain
maladies are susceptible to trans
mission by kissing has had his
notions knocked ' 'higher than a
kite. " He kissed his best girl on
Christmas eve , for the first time ,
and he suffers ( ? ) palpitation of
the heart every day since.
On last Friday that hunt came
off again , and this time the other
side got the oysters ; so it is even
now. The supper was at William
Bymer's , and about seventy people
were present to see that everything
was all right. One of the Lepper
boys scored 245 points by killing
fifteen jacks and two cotton-tails.
Wesley hunted and hunted , but
never made a score until he got to
the table. It has not leaked out
yet what score he made there.
Just in front of the Citizens
bank in McCook , last Saturday af
ternoon , a pack of dogs got into a
fight and tripped a lady who was
passing , prostrating her on the
sidewalk. Bight then and there
we wanted a "Dewey" here and to
see him perforate 'steen of those
surs with 13-inch solid shot. Mer-
zhants , purchasers , and the people
generally would enjoy knowing
that a million , more or less , of
these worthless dogs had been
translated. Let the chief of police
ind his assistants do the rest.
Of Excellent Reading- Matter
A Full Year For . . . .
Six papers at a little more
than the price of one. We also
furnish any other papers you
may desire at very low rates
in connection with THE TRIB
UNE , hut this $1.45 offer is so
good we thought we must tell
you ahout it. You may add the
Chicago Inter Ocean if you like
and make it seven for $1.80.
We are glad to note the moder
ation in the weather. Still we-
have had nothing of the blizzard
John Baldwin has been very-
busy hauling his grain from the-
lower place to the home ranch , the-
John Whittaker was among nsr
recently , lodldng after the cattle-
interests he has placed on the-
William Dutcher has been visit
ing at the parental home for the-
last week. He returns , today , to-
his home in Bremer , this state ,
where he is engaged in mercantile-
pursuits. His family accompanied
A strong petition has been nu
merously signed for a few weeks'
continuance of school. The only
question with the board is whether
they can legally extend the length :
of the term after the annual meet
ing has made its vote and record.
August Broman is home from
Chicago for a few days.
C. F. Babcock drove out this-
way , Wednesday of last week.
Chester Godown came up last
week and Wesley Gowup came-
G. W. Kimptou is back from
waiting on the small-pox patients
J. C. Moore has just finished a
frame house 1-t x 22 , on his plac&
The Sunday-school election last
Saturday , resulted in the election
af WT. P. Crosby , Supt. ; Frank
Moore , Asst. Snpt. ; Mary Crosby. .
See. ; and J. C. Moore , treasurer
Mr. Wilson spent New Year
vith Walter Sly.
There was no Sunday-school ni
; he school-house , Sunday last.
Maud Allen of Indiauola spent
fVednesday itli Eugene Dunham
They had an oyster dinner at
3ugene Dunham's , New Year. Ar >
injoyable time is reported.
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