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SEVENTEENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , FEBRUARY 3,1899. NUMBER 38
Something for Nothing : ,
We have heard of the boy who wantec
to eat his cake and keep it too , but nevei
'before ' of a business man who sold hi ;
rgoods and then gave the purchaser credil
'for the amount paid. To learn about
this send to James Vicks Sons , of Roch
ester , N. Y. , who agree to do this in
nheir guide. The Golden Wedding edi-
ftion of Vick's Garden and Floral Guide
* ts certainly an artistic work , with -its
'twenty-four ' pages lithographed in colors ,
tand nearly one-hundred more pages filled
with handsome'half-tone illustrations ,
photographed from flowers , fruits , vege
tables and homes.
While this guide is really too expensive -
sive to give away , they give it with a
due bill for 25 cents worth of seeds for
only 15 cents. Another new feature is
the. doing away with the old packet of
vegetable seeds and stating the quantity
in each case , the buyer getting more for
Steam and Electricity.
'Of course you remember that the second -
end annual exhibition of the Republican
"Valley District Poultry association will
ibe held in our city next Monday , Tuesday -
day and Wednesday. And in this con
nection the management desires us to
announce that the exhibition will be
3ield in the room formerly occupied by
IKnipple. The rooin is large and well
'lighted , steam heat will be turned into
< the room for the occasion and electric
flights will be provided , so that the room
will be comfortably healed and well
Highted , two essential matters to be con-
rsitlered at this lime of the year. This
nvill make it entirely comfortable for the
visitors aud fowls , and will make it pos
sible for those who desire to see the ex-
.hibition at night as well as in the day
'time. Don't fail to take advantage of
this opportunity to see a fine exhibition
rtf blooded birds of various kinds.
County Aid Made Optional.
'A measure has passed the state senate
repealing the present county fair law and
providing a new law , which makes it op
tional , instead of compulsory , for the
county commissioners to aid the enter
prise out of the county funds. It was
urged , and with good reason , that the
commissioners ought to have the option
of giving or withholding aid. If a county
fair does not come up to the require-
on ents , aid should not be given. It was
arged , and within the facts , that fairs
5have been held in some counties just to
: get the amount the old law made availa
ble from the county funds. The new
measure should by all means become a
Coldest of the Winter.
"The thermometer has been retiring to
'fifteen and twenty below zero , the past
few days , and making life miserable to a
degree not before enjoyed for so long ,
this winter. It may be noted that the
cold snap has been hanging around us
with quite unusual pertinacity. Indeed ,
the weather has been decidedly snug ,
-although not as severe as has been experienced -
perienced before a number of times with
in the past fifteen or twenty years.
A New Newspaper.
Xbe Clarion Publishing company of
'Cambridge , Neb. , with a capital stock of
5,000 , has filed articles of incorporation
Trtth the secretary of state. The incor-
jiorators are : R. H. and J. M.Rankin ,
'W. E. Babcock , H. H. Faling , E. R.
See , C. M. Brown and J. M. Hollings-
-worth. Lincoln Journal.
St. Alban's Guild.
The ladies of St. Alban's guild will
liold a social at the home of Mrs. W. D.
'Burnett , tomorrow evening , February 4.
[ Refreshments will be served and games
< new to the people of this city will be
played. There will be a charge of fifteen
'Cents. All are cordially invited.
Timber Claim Contest.
The timber claim contest of J. M.
Shadduck of Hildreth against R. M.
'Crosby of Galena , Hayes county , has en
gaged attention at the local land office ,
part of the week. A number of witnesses -
es were examined , and the case has
ibeen warmly contested throughout.
A Distressed Family.
- "Rev. Jacob Long and wife have been
sorely distressed for the past thirty days
with the grip and other ailments. He
was in town , yesterday , the first time in
a number of weeks , and reports that his
wife has gone stone blind. They have
the-sympathy of all their friends.
Closed by Creditors.
"Last Saturday , the dry goods store of
I. M. Beardslee was closed by his credit
ors. The invoiced assets will exceed the
liabilities. Mr. Beardslee has long been
engaged in merchandising in Red Willow -
low county , and this misfortune will be
regretted by all.
A girl wanted to do general housework.
Inquire at the residence of R. B. Archi
bald , west of West Ward school-house.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
MRS. C. A DIXON has been sick will
the grip , this week.
MRS ELZA ODELL is in the city , visit
ing Mrs. Beni. Olcott.
MRS. T.J. SMITH is here from Omaha ,
the guest of her daughters.
REV. J. W. HlCKBY left on Monday
morning for Boston on a visit.
MRS. A. G. EMERSON has gone to
Council Bluffs , Iowa , on a visit.
C. E ELDRED was in Lincoln , last
Saturday , on business of the law.
Miss ANNA GIBBONS of Orleans , so
report has it , is soon to be married.
MRS. A. B. TODD of Plattsmouth is
visiting her sister , Mrs. C. A. Dixon.
MAYOR KELXEY has been ill and con
fined to the house , part of the week.
Miss ISA E. DWIRE is visiting M. H.
Cole and family of Coleuian precinct.
Miss LoTTA STOVER departed for Re
public , Kansas , last Saturday morning.
Miss SARA LOWMAN xvas a passenger
for Lincoln , Saturday morning on No. 12.
W. R. STARR was an interested ob
server of the legislative circus , Wednes
C. E. McCoNNELL was down from
Culbertsou , last night , on 'a matter of
Miss JOSIE MULLEN of C. L. DeGroff
& Co.'s store has been ill and off duty ,
Miss ISA DWIRE has been spending
part of the week in the city , the guest of
Mrs. H. H. Berry.
PAT GIBBON of Orleans was in the
city , Monday night , on his way up to
Imperial on business matters.
OTTO PATE returned to work in the
Cash Bargain store , Tuesday , after a
sick absence of about a week.
CASHIER EBERT of the Citizens bank
returned , last Saturday night , from his
trip to Watertowu , Wisconsin.
ROBERT PATRICK departed , Saturday
on 12 , for his home in Red Oak , Iowa.
He will briefly visit in Grafton , Neb. , en
A. F. REEvEs' new address is Placer-
villeCalifornia , for which place the fam
ily has just left , with the good wishes of
MRS F. M. KiMMELL and Master
Schell went down to Lincoln , yesterday ,
on a short visit to her parents , Treasurer
and Mrs. Meserve.
MAGGIE CULLEN was unable to fill
her appointment , Monday , in the Kum-
mer district , and her brother Arthur
substitued for her.
MRS. W. S. MORLAN returned home ,
last Friday night , from visiting her
sister , Mrs. Sage , wife of the Burlington
agent at Wymore.
KENNETH WELLS has gone to Storm
Lake , Iowa , on a visit of indefinite
length , and not to Illinois , as we were
misinformed , last week.
Miss MESERVE of the Eighth grade
visited her parents in Lincoln over Sun
day , going down to the capital city ,
Friday night and returning on Sunday
MRS. J. A. WILCOX departed for Om
aha , Wednesday night on 6 , to enter a
hospital for treatment , expecting to be
under the personal treatment of Dr. B. B.
Davis , formerly of this city.
C. B. HARE departed on Monday
morning , for Pawnee City , having re
tired from the service of L. W. McConnell -
nell & Co. Miss Flo. Thompson will
assist in the store until a new pharmacist
and clerk can be secured.
Miss BESSIE JONES was the happy ob
ject of a surprise party , last evening , at
the home of County Attorney Starr , in
which a company of her young friends
participated with every indication of
youthful and unalloyed pleasure.
MRS. HARVEY GUNDER and daughters - i
ters , Nellie and Ida , arrived here Tues
day afternoon , from Stratton , and Mrs.
Gunder went on to Omaha on No. 6 in
the evening to undergo an operation for
the correction of a fractured limb never
properly reduced. The girls will visit
their aunt , Mrs. A. G. Dole , until their
Corrected Friday morning.
Corn . J .27
Rye ' .41
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS.
IN CUBA WITH THE THIRD.
John Malconib was only seventeen
years old , but he was a very large boy
and could easily pass for nineteen or
twenty. He lived in Red Willow county ,
in the southwestern part of Nebraska ,
about fourteen miles northwest of the
city of McCook. Ever since he had been
able to talk he had wanted to go to war ;
so when Spain began to talk war with
the United States , he was nearly wild.
At last war was declared and his name
was the fifth in the Third Nebraska reg
iment. There were twenty other boys
that he knew in his company , "L" but
when he got down to Omaha it was not
long before he found out that there were
no strangers in an army company He
liked camp life very much while he was
in Omaha , but one night when he was
standing guard and it was raining and
lightning he did just a little wish he
was at home on the farm. He told no
one , however , and so got along very
All the boys were very glad when one
day their good Colonel Bryan told them
that they were to start for the front the
next morning. All the regiment gave
three cheers for their colonel , who tipped
his hat , smiled , and rode away. The
next morning they tore up camp aud
took everything to the depot.
As they passed thiough the stations
the whole town would be down to see
them , and at places where they stopped
they had coffee aud sandwiches. At last
they came to Tampa , Florida , where
they were to take the transports for
Cuba. They were in Tampa about a
week and while there John had the
mumps , but he was out ready to start for
Cuba with the rest.
They had a very nice trip to Cuba.
On the way to their lauding place , when
they passed Havana and Morro Castle
and saw the Spanish flag flying so soon
to be taken down and the "stars and
stripes" put in its place , some of the
boys wanted to shoot at it with their
rifles. They reached their landing place
March I4th. It was terribly hot in
Cuba when they landed and the boys
felt it at once. They were in camp a
.ong time and a good many of the boys
One day they had orders to go to a
ittle Spanish fort outside of Santiago
and take it by storm , so they started out.
The Third was the only regiment to
3ght against it. Company L was the
irst to charge up the hill and at the
irst fire six of the brave boys fell never
to rise again. This checked the charge
Tor a minute and it looked as if they
would turn and flee , but John started the
charge again and the other companies
were soon helping them. It was not
eng before the Spaniards surrendered.
The next day the colonel came around
limself and made John a second Lieu
tenant , one having been killed in the
ight. There were twenty men killed in
the fight , seventeen privates , two lieu
tenants and a captain. John was now a
lieutenant in the 3rd and proud of it ,
too , for this was his first advance. He
did not know whether he would live to
advance farther or not for they had
orders to start for Santiago and fight
with the regular army. They were to be
the only volunteer regiment in the com-
ng fight. GEO. CAMPBELL.
Eighth grade composition , January 26 ,
IITH AND I2TH GRADES RECEIVE.
The reception given the minstrel com-
jany and orchestra , their wives and
msbands , in the Assembly room of the
EJast ward school building , last Friday
evening , was one of the most enjoyable ,
up-to-date and clever social affairs of the
winter. In all about seventy people par
ticipated in the function , of which there
are none butthepleasantest impressions ,
and which redounds to the high credit of
the members of the grades and others
associated in its promotion.
The Assembly room was most attract-
vely and charmingly prepared for the
occasion : Lace curtains , parlor lamps
jalore and of much beauty , rugs , rockers
and furniture of various designs being
used in converting the room from a school
to a drawing room in appearance and
A programme was rendered by mem
bers of the grades , during the evening :
Eva Lewis gave a piano solo ; Ida Mc-
Carl , a vocal solo ; Maude Doan and Lulu
Beardslee an instrumental duet ; Myrtle
Meyer a vocal solo ; Elsie Burgess and
Frank Golfer , an instrumental duet ;
Frank Golfer , a recitation. Besides these
meritorious numbers by the members of
the grades , a number of the most popu
lar selections of the late minstrel enter
tainment were repeated by the members
of the company with keenest relish.
And last , but not least , was the
"spread. " Refreshments were served
in the office. In the manner and ve
hicles of service much taste and clever
ness were exhibited , as well as conspicu
ous skill in the products set before the
guests of honor and objects of gratitude.
Indeed , all concerned in the occasion
have every reason to 'feel gratified over
the result , the guests over being so hand
somely entertained , and the hostesses in
being able to so nicely remember their
The High School Shakespeare club
meets every Thursday night.
Rev. W. J. Turner was a Tuesday
visitor , addressing the Assembly on
On Wednesday and Thursday evenings
of next week , lantern slides exhibiting
Greenland and Artie Circle scenes will
be shown in the Assembly room.
Pearl Brown was "surprised , " last
Friday evening , at the home of S. A.
Moore , by her schoolmates and young
friends. The family leaves for Crete ,
Nebraska , their former home , today.
J. H. Bayston , late of the Kearney re
form school teacher corps , was a school
visitor , Friday last , and deliveied a brief
talk on the effects of tobacco , which he
regarded as one of the greatest curses to
the American youth.
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 Inll 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. BEALL , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Sunday morning at n : oo
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.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
i of Preaching service at ir. Senior
EJndeavor at 7. Preaching service at 8.
Prayer-meeting on Wednesday evening
at 7:3 ° Junior Endeavor Tuesday after
noon at 4:15. : A welcome to all. Morn-
ingsubject , "Personal Religion. " Even
ing theme , "Christ's Gift to Man. "
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at n a. m. Junior Union at 3
p. m. Senior Union at ? . Gospel services
at 8. Pastor's morning subject , "Christ
and Human Wants " Evening theme ,
"Israel's Last Night in Egypt. " The
Lord's Supper at the close of morning
service. All are welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni.
Preaching at u. Class at 12. Junior
League at 2:30 : , Miss M. Buker , Supt.
Epworth League at 7. The Lord's
Supper at the close of the morning ser
vice. Preaching at 8 by Rev. O. R.
Beebe. Quarterly conference at H. H.
Berry's , Monday morning at 9 a. m.
Prayer and Bible study on Wednesday
evening at 8 p. m. All are welcome.
JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
They had a narrow escape from de
stroying the uew Christian church , last
Friday night , by the overturning of a
lamp. Presence of mind and some lively
work soon had the fire under control.
Rev. F. M. Sisson of Omaha delivered
his lecture , "Plus , " to a fair-sized and
well-pleased audience , in the Methodist
church , last night. One error inadvert
ently crept into the lecture , when "Mr.
Finney and His Turnip" was credited to
Longfellow as his "first poem. " Long
fellow denied being its author.
The weather militated against the suc
cess of the chicken-pie social given by
the Endeavorers in the Congregational
church , Tuesday evening , hence the at
tendance was small and the destruction
of chicken-pie limited and not up to ex
pectations and desires. So supper was
served in the church , Wednesday , to re
lieve the congestion of potted fowls.
Into the River.
Reports received at D. and R.G. head
quarters , late this afternoon , state that a
rotary snowplow attached to a caboose
and track clearing outfit engaged in op
ening the line in the Grand canon , was
struck by a tremendous snowslide , short
ly after 4 o'clock , and the rotary , caboose
and locomotive were dashed into the
river. There were thirty-two men on
the train. Nothing definite is known of
the loss of life , but a dispatch received
later states that only two were recovered
so far. Thursday evening Denver Post.
Thirty-one members of the Third Ne
braska regiment have died in the service ,
according to the report of Colonel Vif-
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Boss Carpenter Irwin is on the relief
Conductor George Beck is on the sick-
list , this week.
Brakeman J. J. Barry is laying off will
an injured wrist.
312 is just out of the shops , after a gen
Miss Carrie Burge visited in Oxford ,
close of last week.
It was 16 degrees below zero at Cul-
bertson , Wednesday.
Mrs. E. M. Cox is visiting Republican
City relatives , this week.
Machinist M. Thorgrimson has been
among the sick , this week.
Brakeman Bert Best transacted busi
ness in Oberlin , first of the week.
Brakeman J. F. Utter was in Bartley
on business , Tuesday between trains.
Conductor John Morris had business
in Trumbull , Wednesday , between
Asst. Supt. McFarland was down from
Holyoke , Wednesday , on business of his
Switchman F. E. Kidder was off duty ,
part of the week , on account of sickness
in his family.
Brakeman William Shinsel is in Grafton
ton , this week , on business connected
with his affairs.
Asst. Supt. Frank Harris came down
from Denver , yesterday morning , on
business of his office.
Engineer Sam Dulaney took No. 310
down to Havelock , Wednesday , to un
dergo a general overhauling.
John Stevens returned home , Sunday
morning , from Michiean City , Indiana ,
from the burial of his mother.
Mrs. Oscar Yarger came down from
Logan , Colorado , Tuesday morning , on
a visit to his parents and family.
Mrs. Charles Emerson is very ill. Her
sister , Miss Ida Smith , is down from
Denver to assist during her sickness.
Brakeman Herman Hegenberger is off
duty and attending to some personal
business at Herndon , Kansas , this week.
326 is out of the shops after a general
Dverhauling. She goes on passenger in
the place of 310 , which has been taken
Fireman and Mrs. Harmon Bayliss
ivent down to Oxford , Wednesday even
ing on 6 , being summoned there by the
leath of his sister.
Chief Clerk Montmorency visited the
"oiks in Omaha over Sunday , going
lown on Saturday and returning on i ,
Conductor J. J. Curran came up from
Dxford , Tuesday night , to visit the fam-
ly between trains , going back on 2 , the
A train of dead sleepers which had
Deen used in transporting troops came in
> n 80 , Wednesday , and were sent east as
i special in the evening.
Tom Malen fell off of a box-car at Ox-
brd , yesterday afternoon , and sustained
i fractured ankle. He was brought to
tfcCook and is now being cared for in
Seven Pullman sleepers have been
loused here , part of the week , during
he thawing of the steam pipes , which
roze up on the trip over the mountains ,
he porters having run out of fuel.
Dick Crosby , a former Burlington con-
luctor , and who conducted the first
rain over this division , was in town ,
irst of the week , defending his right to
i timber claim up in Hayes county ,
vliich was contested before the local
It has been from zero to fifteen to
; wenty below every morning , this week ,
md still the weather clerk isn't happy.
Che cold snap is general and severe
: verywhere. Business in the mountains
s practically suspended , and much suf-
ering and privation in that locality is
> eing experienced.
Wednesday noon , while helping to
) ush into the round house a Pullman
: ar. Garry Dole was caught between one
> f the round house doors and the car and
[ uite severly injured. His left shoulder
> lade was broken , besides he received
lumerous bruises in the turning over and
R. R. Woods passed through the city ,
ast Saturday on 2 , from California , to
lis home in Sheridan , Wyoming. Mr.
Voods was formerly Burlington agent
lere. Was the promoter of our electric
ight system and other improvements ,
vhile in our city , and is a leading man
if business up in the Sheridan coal
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Try McMillen's Cough Cure.
You should try Lear for drugs.
Take your prescriptions to Loar's. 6
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
WANTED Short-hand pupils. L. W.
The owner of a lost razor will find the
same at this office.
Lebanon is the only unincorporated
town in the county now.
O.L.Everist has sold his dray business
and equipment to J. H. Dwyer.
THE TRIBUNE and The Toledo Blade
for $1.25 a year , strictly in advance.
This paper and the great St. Louis
Semi-Weekly Republic for $1.75 a year.
Frank P. Allen has opened a liverv
barn in Indianola , in charge of his son
THE TRIBUNE and The Cincinnati
Weekly Enquirer fori.soayear , strictly
STOP At the new ilrug store for
drugs and notions. One door north
An attractive assortment of box writ
ing papers , very reasonable , at THE
GIRL WANTED For general house-
\vork. Inquire at residenca of H. M.
Tyler , North Manchester Ave.
THE McCOOK TRIBUNE , the Omaha
Weekly Bee and the Cosmopolitan Mag
azine , all three for $2. You can't beat it.
Walter E. Corwin is arranging to move
a house onto his farm , south west of the
city , and contemplates some other im
Don't make any arrangements for
your year's reading matter without con
sulting THE TRIBUNE. We can club
with any paper or magazine you wish
and save you money.
Five quarts of air is contained in the
luugs of the average man. The breath
of some of them would lead one to con
clude that their lungs contained a brew
ery , tobacco or cheese factory.
The ladies of the Shakespeare club en
tertained their husbands at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Meeker , Tuesday
evening , as is their semi-occasional cus
tom , with pleasant particulars , games ,
McCook Lodge No. 61 , A. O. U. W. .
at its last meeting , passed a resolution
of thanks to the Degree of Honor for the
banquet spread at the time of the visit
of the Grand Master Workman. The
meetings of No. 61 are as usual very in
teresting and instructive. At the last
meeting Robert L. Traphagan became
acquainted with the goat , and there are
others in sight.
Marshal Jordan has been getting after
some of the fellows who have not been
taking care of their horses properly , with
a sharp stick. It has been a disgrace
the miserable treatment three or four in
dividuals have been giving their horses ,
this winter , and the marshal will receive
a vote of thanks if he succeeds in com
pelling those heartless fellows to feed
and care for their animals in a humane III
"A Warm Member. "
Gould and Wesley's farce comedy , "A
Warm Member , " will be the attraction ,
next Monday night , at the opera house.
The play comes to our city , with a repu
tation of being one of the best and fun
niest shows of the season. Gould and
Wesley head the organization , and are
surrounded by well known farce comedy
performers. The piece , like all farcical
plays , was written for laughing purposes
and during the entire three acts the aud
ience is kept busy holding its sides.There
are no tiresome dialogues , no plot in par
ticular , just enough to introduce the people
ple to their auditors. W.J.Smithfield in
the character of a well-to-do , jolly , old
doctor , loses a letter in which is the in
formation that he is to be visited by two
noted English physicians , who are trav
eling incog. Two Weary Willies of the
road find the letter and immediately pro
ceed to impersonate the aforesaid physi
cians. Complications follow. Scott
Lawrence in his great whistling boy
specialty has no rival on the American
stage. Bonnie Gould as the artless office
girl is given splendid opportunities for
soubrette work. Nettie Neviua is the
doctor's daughter , and while loving ev
erybody else , has no use for tramps.
Delia DeGroat in the character of Mrs.
Fly , a dashing young widow , creates lots
of fun. Texola is considered one of the
greatest grotesque dancers on the stage.
Venita , as the warm member , is one of
the many surprises. Cycloue is another
surprise , but of the dark-horse variety.
These artists , in combination with pretty
girls , good singers and fine dancers form
a whole which should pack the house.
No advance in prices for this attraction.
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