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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 17, 1899)
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SEVENTEENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 17,1899. NUMBER 4O
The weather of the past two weeks and
'over is unanimously voted as having
( been without precedent in the history ol
the state within the past twenty years at
'least. The cold wave culminated on last
Saturday night and Sunday morning ,
when the crest of the wave touched this
( part of Nebraska , thermometers over the
* city registering from 36 to 42 degrees be
low zero. Most of the thermometers in
the city were not made to register such
' cold , twenty to thirty below zero being
( the lowest they could register , and in
( these instruments the mercury went out
of sight , cosily hiding away in the bulbs
of the thermometers.
While we know of no suffering , there
doubtless was some among the poorer
people of the city and country , and in a
tfew instances help was extended by priv
Water pipes and flowers all over the
cctty were frozen , in fact few homes or
i -business places escaped the disastrous
work of Jack Frost , who made himself
.felt in places that have always escaped
The night of February nth will long
indicate the coldest weather ever experi
enced in Southwestern Nebraska.
It's Only Excessive Modesty.
It is to be fondly hoped that the pub-
Stc does not take the newspapers of Mc-
'Cook as representative of the business
enterprise of the city. That is , we mean ,
'that we fondly hope the people who buy
-goods will not look over the advertising
pages of the McCook papers and from
ciheir lack of advertisements decide that
Ile business men of McCook have no
igoods to sell or are lacking in enterprise ,
or anything of that sort. The facts are
that the merchants of McCook have as
ziiany goods as ever , and perhaps are sel
ling them as reasonably as ever , and
ithat the merchants of McCook are as
anxious to sell goods as they have ever
been , and all that. The reason they do
Jnot use printer's ink must not be attrib
uted to any lack of faith in advertising ,
or fear that the newspaper men will be-
conie too fat and saucy from excessive
wealth , or anything of that sort , but
onust be credited to sheer modesty
Annual Election of Directors.
The McCook building and savings as
tsociation held its annual meeting for the
election of directors , Monday night , the
njth instant , and the result of the elec
tion was as follows : For three years , J. J
< Jarrard , Emerson Hanson and F. M
iKimmell ; for one year , J. A. Wilcox. /
vreview of the business of the association
> for the past year shows the institution
t&o be in very satisfactory condition
'The sale of shares in the new serie :
' -opened in February is progressing nicely
offering a profitable investment to al
< who -have a little spare money to place.
Scored a Big Fright.
The misbehavior of a coal oil heater in
basement of C. L. DeGroff & Co.'s
store , last Saturday afternoon , gave
everybody on Main street a big fright.
"The oil in the heater caught fire. An
jalarm was raised , and the department
responded , but no water was thrown ,
the .fire being extinguished without it.
A lively scare was scored , as the weather
'was intensely cold , and it was a bad
ttlme for a fire , and a dangerous locality ,
Several Well Improved Ranches ,
Large or small , in Chase or adjoining
counties , for sale or lease , watered by
Siest stream in the state , plenty of alfalfa
land under irrigation. Large range ,
jgreat grass country. No better place in
the west for cattle or sheep. Small
tfkrms to sell at small prices. Parties
wanting to either buy or lease a ranch
will do well to correspond with the
-ARTERBURN BROS. , Imperial , Neb.
On Tuesday , February 14 , 1899 , at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. King on
Spring Creek , this county , their son
< George F. King and Ingleborg Fadness
were made husband and wife in the
presence of the members of the family
sand a few friends. The happy couple
-were the recipients of a number of beau
tiful presents. They enter their new re
lation with the best wishes of all.
Father Knowles Dead.
, e death of Father Knowles of Cul-
on , which occurred on Saturday ,
ibruary nth , at that place , will bring
to the hearts of all in this city who knew
Zaha. & feeling of pain. He was in his
goth year , and was one of the grand old
caen whom all felt it a benediction to
"What is more pleasant than a day in
Jane ? " The cook who uses Bullard's
Sheridan coal. IT is CLBAN.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
H. D. VlCKREY of Bnrtley was th (
guest of the Dole boys a few days , this
MRS. BALL of the McCook surgical
hospital went down to Lincoln , Tuesdaj
W. C. BULLARD Was out from Omaha ,
Tuesday , on business connected with his
ALFRED CARTER has joined the family
here , and he expects to'farm here , the
coming season. '
W. O. NORVAL , who spends much ol
bis time on the road now , is home on a
visit to the family.
REV. G. W. SHEAFOR is down in
Council Grove , Morris county , Kansas ,
holding a series of meetings.
FRED WOODCOCK of the Commercial
house returned home , Saturday morn
ing , from a flying visit to Omaha.
MRS. FRANK KENDLEN went down to
Hastings , Sunday morning on 2 , return
ing home on I , Tuesday morning.
THE MISSES RYAN entertained a com
pany of young friends , last Saturday
evening.in an 'ably clever manner.
J.T. BULLARD of Palisade , his many
friends in the city will be pained to
hear , has been -quite sick for some time.
HERMAN PADE indulged in a flying
business trip to Hastings , Wednesday ,
returning home on 2 , Thursday morning.
WILL S. JAY of the Lincoln Journal
iropped into the city , Friday last , in the
interest of the subscription list of that
MRS. FRANK HARRIS was down from
Denver , last Saturday night , to attend
the Gunn reception in honor of Mrs. C.
MR. AND MRS. H. H. EASTERDAY ar-
ived home , Monday morning , from
: heir trip to Chicago in the interest of
REPRESENTATIVE HATHORN cauie up
Tom Lincoln , Saturday morning on r ,
> n his way to Hartley to spend Sunday
it home. He went down on No. 12.
MRS. MOWBRAY of Lincoln is the
jfuest of her daughter , Mrs. C. E. Pope ,
: oming up , first of the week , from Ox-
"ord , where she has been visiting rela-
MRS. C. M. NOBLE departed for her
lorne in Harlan , Iowa , yesterday morn-
ng , after spending a week enjoying a
risit to her many oldtime friends and
MRS. N. L. CRONKHITE came down
Vom Denver , last Friday morning , and
spent a few days here , the guest of her
laughter , Mrs ? J. H. Burns , while en
oute to Wisconsin.
WILLIAM DARLINGTON will start
sunday , for Clearfield , Iowa , with a car-
oad of goods. The family will start a
ittle later. May success attend them in
heir new home.
GEORGE E. THOMPSON enjoyed a brief
'isit from his brother C. W. Thompson
if St. Anthony , Idaho , last Friday , while
he brother was en route for Chicago , to
my goods for his mercantile establish-
nent in St. Anthony.
MR. AND MRS. J. T. BULLARD came
[ own from Palisade , Wednesday even-
ng , and took the night train on toOma-
ta , where they go for treatment for Mr.
lullard , whose health is considerably
mpaired. W. C. Bullard of Omaha ac-
Court opened on Monday and closed ,
Thursday. The docket was pretty well
leared. The following criminal cases
? ere disposed of : State vs. Oliver Bush ,
ssault with intent to kill ; three years in
he penitentiary and costs taxed at $86.
.tate . vs. Dennis Fitzgerald , assault ; dis-
lissed by the state. State vs. Flora Oh-
; r ; dismissed by state. Sidney Dodge
s. I. M. Smith , deputy sheriff , replevin ;
laintiff given possession of the horses ,
nd $2.45 found due the defendant on
Court adjourned till May l6th.
Equity proceedings in next week's pa-
The judge said "Three years. " We do
ot expect our stock of coal to last that
> ng , but we stir 'em by mail and poke
: m by wire and still have some of Bul-
ird's Maitland nut and a limited amount
f Sheridan , and will fill your orders
The family of Conductor H. A. Rouch
i quarantined with diphtheria.
Howe Smith is off duty with a badly
it hand , this week.
The presence of Mrs. C. M. Noble in
the city has been the occasion of a num
ber of charming social functions , the
past week. Mrs. Noble arrived in the
city , close of last week , from her home
in Harlan , Iowa , and notwithstanding
the severe weather , there have been re
ceptions , at homes , dinner and tea par
ties galore in her honor by her many
friends of yore. Her active social life
while a long resident of our city will be
remembered with pleasure by all , and
her wide circle of friends here have been
endeavoring to make her brief stay as
pleasurable as time and opportunity will
THE MISSES DOAN ENTERTAIN.
The Misses Doan entertained a large
company of friends , last evening , in
honor of Miss Nornia Noble , who has
been visiting in the city for some time ,
and will depart on Tuesday of next week
for her home , Harlan , Iowa. Social
amusements , dainty refreshments , and
other charming features made the even
ing one to be recalled with pleasure by
AN EVENING PARTY.
On Monday evening , Mrs. Charlotte
Brewer gave an evening party in honor
of Mrs. C. M. Noble , in which a large
company of neighbors and oldtime
friends participated. Refreshments were
served during the evening , which was
one of the most felicitous of the series of
entertainments given in honor of Mrs.
Noble during her short stay in the city.
MRS. GUNN'S AT HOME.
Saturday evening , Mrs. J. A. Gunn
was at home to a large company of ladie
in honor of Mrs. C. M. Noble. The lis
of guests numbered about sixty , and despite
the weather the
spite way-below-zero ,
Gunn residence was crowded with guests
on the happy occasion. There was a fim
spread of refreshments , and the affair i
voted a social success of large proportions
tions by all in attendance.
THE DORCAS SOCIETY.
There was a large attendance upon th
meeting of the Dorcas society , Wednes
day afternoon. The meeting was in th
nature of an informal entertainment of a
former president and active member ,
Mrs. C. M. Noble. Refreshments were
served , and an altogether delightfu
meeting was held.
A six O'CLOCK DINNER.
On Tuesday , Mrs. F. M. Kimmell had
in about a score of guests to a six o'clock
dinner , with Mrs. Noble as the guest o
A TEA PARTY.
Last Friday evening , Mrs. Vina Wood
gave a tea party to a company of lady
friends , to meet Mrs. Noble.
Mrs. C. E. Pope entertained a number
of lady friends , Monday evening , at
supper in Mrs. Noble's honor.
The Annual Dinner.
Remember the twelfth annual dinner
and bazaar given by the ladies of the
Methodist church , next Wednesday , the
Cranberry Sauce. Chicken Pie
Roast Beef. Scalloped Tomatoes
Boston Baked Beans.
Roast Beef. Currant Jelly
Cold Ham. Lemon
French Fried Potatoes.
Cold Sliced Beef. Plum Jelly
Celery. Cold Chicken
Eggs Awe Herbes.
French Rolls. Boston Brown Bread
By courtesy of Robert Byers of the
Palace hotel the ladies will use the room
recently vacated by C. A. Leach. Din
ner will be served from 11:30 and supper
per from 5 p. m.
Charlie Knights No More.
Charles W. Knights , after a long and
painful illness , passed from earth at the
home of his brother in Cambridge , Mon-
3ay night. The body was taken to Den
ser for interment , which took place on
Wednesday. One of the most widely
known characters in the Republican val
ley has gone to his long home. Peace to
lim and great sympathy and consolation
: o his bereaved wife and children.
Good thing the weather man gave us a
ittle rest , this week , or we could not
lave told you about those rough white
nne two-by-fours six feet long that Bul-
ard is selling for fence posts. Cheap ,
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
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 hall 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. BBALL , 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. 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 II. Class at 12. Junior
League at 2:30 , Miss M. Buker , Supt.
Epworth League at 7. Prayer and Bible
study on Wednesday evening at 8 p. m.
Preaching morning and evening by Rev.
W. J. Boyd of Indianola. All are wel
come. JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at II a. m. Junior Union at 3
p. m. Senior Uuion at 7. Gospel services
at 8. Pastor's morning subject , "Test
ing a promise. " Evening theme , "Pow
er with God and Men. " Revival ser
vices at 8 o'clock each evening next
week. A cordial invitation is extended
to all. T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. Preaching service at u. Senior
Endeavor at 7. Preaching service at 8.
Prayer-meeting on Wednesday evening
at 7:30. : All are welcome. Morning sub
ject , "The Philosophy of Cain. " Fven
ing subject , "A Lesson From Washing
ton in the Critical Period of American
History. " W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
Protracted meetings will be held in
the South McCook Methodist church
The literary circle meets in the high
school Assembly room , this evening.
" Franklin. "
Subject , "Benjamin
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS.
The entertainments to be given in the
Assembly room of the high school , on
the evenings of Monday and Tuesday ,
February 27th and 28th , by Mr. Swift
and his marvelous microscope and tele
scope promise to be highly instructive
and entertaining , and well worth the
price asked , 25 cents. The proceeds will
be devoted to buying a microscope for
the public schools of the city. Both
evenings there will be short talks by
Mr. Swift descriptive of the microscope
and telescope and the objects they re
veal. Under his marvelous instruments
a flea will appear to be the size of an
elephant , and a fly to have 8,000 eyes.
Grains of sand will appear to be boulders.
The probabilities are that you will re
gret it if you fail to attend. Remember ,
two nights , high school Assembly room ,
Monday and Tuesday , 27th and 28th , 25
Rev. Turner addressed the Assembly
an Tuesday , using "Lincoln" as his sub
JSorman Campbell and A. B. Thor-
jrrimson were visitors , Wednesday after
The Eighth grade had charge of the
ixercises , last Friday afternoon. Lin-
: oln , his life , etc. , were the subjects.
No school in the West ward , Monday ,
> n account of the freezing of the supply
jipe to the boiler. Those excavating
bund frost at the depth of three and a
lalf feet below the surface. Sessions
, vere resumed as usual on Tuesday morn-
The net proceeds of the Primary school
mtertainment have been divided equally
imong the primary grades of the East ,
iVest and South schools , giving each the
ium of $20. Eash school has purchased
L primary number chart for $12.50 and
dndergarten and primary supplies to
he amount of $7.50.
The city council of Wurzburg , Bavaria ,
he seat of a university , has just taken
iction which Commercial Agent Stern at
lamburg says is worthy of imitation in
he United States. In accordance with
his action teeth of the poor pupils of
he public schools of Wurzburg are to be
xamiued and cared for , free of cost ,
irovided the parents give their consent.
? he commercial agent says it is also in-
ended to treat diseases of the ear and
broat in like manner , should the teeth
xperiment prove successful.
A copy of Uncle Sam's Navy Portfolio
3r IDC. The series of 12 for $ i. At THE
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
The pay checks came on Sunday
Engineer H. M. Dixon is laying off
with a sprained ankle.
301 is down from Denver , this week ,
for a general overhauling ,
A diphtheria card was placed on L. W.
Stayner's house , last Friday.
Supt. Campbell was in Lincoln , Mon
day , on business of the Western division.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Olson buried their
infant. Wednesday. It was but two days
W. W. Webster came up from Red
Cloud , Monday night , on a short visit at
Charles McManigal came up from Red
Cloud , Sunday night on 3 , on a visit
179 has been sent up to Denver to do
switching , during the shortage of regular
switch engines there.
Will McManigal came up , Saturday
night , from Beaver City , to spend a few
days at headquarters.
285 , pulling an extra , ran into the rear
of a U. P. train , Sunday , mashing in the
front end of the engine.
Fireman Newkirk and family returned
home , Monday on I , from a visit of a
number of weeks in the east.
Mrs. J. C. Birdsall of Alliance has been
called to Buffalo , N.Y. , to the bedside
of her mother , who is seriously ill.
Brakeman Walter Cox went down to
Red Cloud , first of the week , to remain
a couple weeks , visiting friends and rel
atives while recovering from his recent
Mark Lawritson , Burlington agent at
Holbrook , brother of M. Lawritson of
Supt. CampelFs office , was married to
Miss Mary Nelson of Red Cloud , Tuesday
H. E. Marvin , late chief dispatcher up
at Sheridan , is making a tour of the
south , looking over the country. He
was recently heard from at Savannah ,
Four engines have been temporarily
leased by the B. & M. from the C. B. & .
Q. , for service on the Wyoming line , on
account of the extra trafficresulting from
the late snow blockade.
Trainmen on the Pennsylvania railroad
are now paid for their services from the
time they report at the places for duty
until they return. In the past they have
been paid from the time they received
their orders at the ofEce , or when they
left to make up the train.
W. L. Henry of the shop force has
been very sick at his room in the Union
house with an attack of grip. He was
irrational for a number of days , but is
getting on nicely at this writing. His
mother came out from Malcomb , Iowa ,
to nurse him through his sickness.
The rumor has been received that the
Burlington is soon to make this branch a
oart of the main line , building a cut-off
iome where in Colorado , in order to
shorten the distance and make quicker
: ime to Denver. Some already list this
imong the probabilities. It is signifi- .
: ant that the high officials have made
several trips up the line in the past few
nonths. Bertrand Herald.
Definite announcement was made by 1
he Chicago , Burlington & Quincy rail-
oad today that a deal has been made by
vhich the latter road absorbs the Keo-
: uk & Western railroad , which parallels
he main line of the Burlington road
vest ofKeokuk to Van Wert and con-
lects with the Mumeston & Shenandoah
) ranch of the Burlington , thus giving
he Burlington another through line from
eokuk to Omaha and connections with
Kansas City. The official announcement
> f the deal will be made in a few days.
Conductor George Willetts caught a
jassenger who was trying to beat his
eay from Akron to McCook , recently ,
cry neatly. The passenger in question
mly purchased his ticket from Denver
o Akron ; but the conductor noticed that
he Akron passenger did not get off at
Lkron , but could not locate his man ,
/ho by putting his hat into another
' hat that tick-
lassenger's , was properly -
ted , escaped detection , notwithstanding
be conductor kept a sharp look-out for
im. Finally , he sent the car porter
a to the car with a blank telegram , in
truding him to call out the name
tokes the passenger in question had a
rileage book and the conductor remem-
ered his name. The passenger fell into
be trap easily , putting up a game about
ot being put off at Akron etc. , but final- si
f paying his fare.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Try McMillen's Cough Cure.
Order stove-wood of Bullard.
You should try Lear for drugs.
Take your prescriptions to Loar's.
WANTED Short-hand pupils. L. W.
A son was born to Mrs. Nettie McCarl ,
Ash Wednesday marked the advent of
the Lenten season.
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.
There is a special order for work in
the Red and Black , February 23d and
STOP At the new drug store for
drugs and notions. One door north
An attractive assortment of box writ
ing papers , very reasonable , at THE
Yes , Bullard's have a complete stock
of fence posts , barbed wire , hog fencing
and poultry netting , and the prices are
H.T. Church is making some improve
ments on the old Johnston farm , north
west of the city limits , preparatory to
feeding some cattle there.
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.
When Deacon Morlau made his ap
pearance down town , Sunday morning ,
in an overcoat and fur cap , the natives
took it for granted that it was cold , with &
out referring to their thermometers I
and it was a little.
The work of painting the Commercial
bouse is progressing under the direction
and superintendency of Col. Corwin ,
who is taking considerable pride in mak
ing repairs to the hostelrie and improv
ing its appearance.
An opportunity was afforded those so
minded to vent their small spite by
sending a comic , Tuesday. However ,
many handsome mementoes of the day
ivere handled by Uncle Sam , notwith
standing the day St. Valentine's day-
is passing away.
A boy named Wiilie Ritchie has been
in occupant of the hospital since Tues-
iay , when he was brought down from
Frenton for treatment for an injured
eg. He got tangled up in the tumbling
od of a horse-power and had some of
: he ligaments at the knee torn loose ,
naking a very painful hurt.
It is reported that William H. Barger ,
ion of Mrs. M. E. Barger of our city , is
igain in a mental condition that war-
ants his removal to an institution for
reatment. He lives just over the coun-
y line in Hitchcock and the authorities
ip there ought to take the matter in
land , if the reports current here are
A newspaper whose columns overflow
irith advertisements of business men has
aore influence in attracting attention tend
nd building up a town than any other
gency that can be employed. People
o where there is business ; capital and
abor where there is an enterprising
ommnnity. No power on earth is so
trong 'to build up a town as a newspa- 1
ier well patronizedand its power should
e appreciated. Talrnage.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
Licenses to marry were issued , this
reek , to the following couples :
William J. Scarrow of Danbury and
laggie Scrips of Indianola. They were
larried on Monday by Rev. Father
proll of Indianola.
George F.King andIngeborgFadness ,
oth of McCook. They were married by
.ev. E. J. Vivian.
Final settlement has been made in the
latter of the estate of Michael Travers
nd the administrator discharged.
Letters of administration have been
ranted John E. Kelley in the matter of
ic estate of Mathilda Berndt , deceased.
The following letters were advertised
F the McCook postoffice on Feb. I2th :
John Blake , C. B. Anderson ,
Wm. Baker , Frank Barney ,
N. A. Baker , A. O. Dedrick ,
W. A. Cale , James Gregory ,
Jake Griggs , Miss Nillie Igist ,
Frank Goren , C. C. Scanlau ,
Rnby Wilson , Hugh Roberts ,
John Spry , John W. McClelland ,
M. Reddy , Frank Kean.
In calling for any of these letters , please
y that they are advertised.
F. M. KIMMELL , Postmaster.
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