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SEVENTEENTH McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL 14 , 1899. NUMBER 4
Raised In Red WlHow.
The monster animal referred to in the
following article taken from the Denver
Daily Stockman of April 6th was raised
ib > J. H. Meyer over in Valley Grange
precinct/ The cow was sold by&I.C.
Maxwell to Everist , Marsh & Co. , who
shipped her to Denver , last week. The
HOW should be credited to Red Willow
county , Nebraska :
' The largest cow , so far as the records
in this office show , that has ever been in
'the state of Colorado , or the west , was
unloaded and sold at the Denver Union
Stock yards today. The animal came
from Nebraska She is of the Shorthorn
'breed ' and 4 years old. She is six feet
high , twelve feet long and weighs 2,120
.pounds. She was first purchased by the
Sargent Meat company at 4 cents a
.pound , but when A. E. de Ricqles heard
about the animal he offered Mr Sargent
5 cents a pound for it and the offer was
1 accepted. The new owner will put her
on the best possible ration for fattening
iintil the fat stock show next fall , when
he will enter her against all comers.
"Three hours after she was weighed this
nnorning she was weighed again and it
was found that she had gained thirteen
pounds. She won't need to keep up this
gain for six months to score the heaviest
weight of any cow in the world.
"Wyoming , it is said , has a steer that
now weighs 3,000 pounds owned bv Ora
iHaley , and the two will be prepared to
represent the kind of heavy beef we
raise in Him Rocky Mountain region. "
They Canvass the Vote.
"The municipal fathers were in session ,
"Monday night , and disposed of a small
-amount of city business :
The vote cast at the last city election
i < 3-
P was canvassed and the result declared ;
the result being identically as given in
Jast week's TRIBUNE.
The G. A. R. post of the city having
ft ) returned the deed to the lot in Lougview
S cemetery donated to the post for the
erection thereon of a monument to the
unknown dead , the city clerk was au
thorized and instructed to cancel the
Bill of C. E , Eldred of $50 was allowed
= at $37-50-
Ordinance No. 8 , ( which appears elsewhere -
where in this issue in full ) was passed
under suspended rules. It provides for
issuance of certain bonds and the pay-
-uient of the same.
An order was issued for the construc
tion of a shed for the street sprinkler , to
* be located as designated by the city
"Scientific Temperance. "
Rev. E. O. Taylor of Chicago will de
liver a series of lectures on "Scientific
Temperance" beginning Saturday night ,
-April I5th , as follows :
"Microbes and Men. " Baptist church ,
Saturday , April isth , at 8 p. ni.
"Citizenship in the Light of Christ
and Paul. " Congregational church , Sun
day , April i6th , at 3 p. m.
"That Boy of Yours. " Baptist church ,
Sunday , April i6th , at 8 p. m.
"A Glass of Beer Analyzed. " Metho
dist church , Monday , April 17 Hi , at 8 p.m.
A cordial invitation to all.
THE MCCOOK TRIBUNE has been des
ignated as an official county paper , and
for the coming year will attend to legal
notices , the tax list , etc. There is a cir-
e -culatiou present , as The Auxiliary defi
nitely knows , that will give wide public
ity to all that comes in an official way.
The Printer's Auxiliary , Omaha , Neb.
The following letters were advertised
fby the McCook postoffice on April gth :
Ben Callius , Mrs. Jennie Dawson ,
Harry Waller , C. E. Keens ,
Robert Cowden , Mrs. Ella Rogers.
if- In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they are advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
The time for fresh paint is in the
spring. The best spring for it is this
spring. Eeyey gallon guaranteed.
S.R.Srnith has filed a * restraining order
enjoining the county commissioners from
appropriating county funds in complet
ing the new court house. The case will
come up before Judge Norrisin chambers
at Beaver City on the 2Oth.
They are having their usual senii-an-
siual gold excitement at Akron. The
difficulty is that the public refuses to
take the matter seriously.
A land contest case from Frontier
county has engaged the local land offi
cials , part of this week.
E. R. Banks is to succeed J. G. Rogers
as night policeman , we understand.
Go to Bullard's for hog fencing. *
Go to Bullard's for clean coal.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
L. MORSE was down from Benkelman ,
MRS. W. W. WAU.ACE is the guest of
Mrs. C. C. Chilson.
MATT JRVIN of East McCook is very
seriously ill with a heart affection.
JUDGE I. N. DARNELL was down from
Stratton , Wednesday , on business.
H. H. TARTSCH returned home , Sun
day , from his visit to Plattsmouth.
I. J. REYNOLDS has gone down to Ox
ford for a while , to take a clerkship
REV. G. W. SHEAFOR returned , the
close of last week , from his visit to Topeka -
peka , Kansas.
R. Q. STEWART , deputy internal reve
nue collector , was here on business of
his office , Wednesday ,
MRS. FANNIE SNYDER came up from
Lincoln , Sunday , and is visiting her par
ents , Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Wilson.
MRS. CLARA HARBISON entertained
her daughter Laura and sisters , Inez and
Marguerite , of Culbertson , Tuesday.
PRESIDENT HOCKNELL of the Fitst
National returned , close of last week ,
from a business-pleasure visit to southern
MRS. V. H. SOLLIDAY and Mrs. Ed.
Beyrer went up to Denver , Tuesday
night on 3 , on a short visit to relatives
MR. AND MRS. H. T. WARD of Tecumseh -
cumseh departed on Tuesday after a
brief visit here with Colonel ami Mrs.
H. H. Easterday.
Du " * . E. CAMPBELL of Buffalo , New
York , was in the city , early part of the
week , looking after his large investment
interest in this vicinity.
J. A. TuLLEYS , grand custodian , came
up from Red Cloud , Sundaj' , and con
ducted a school of Masonic instruction
here , Monday and Tuesday.
L. H. BLACKLEDGE was clown from
Culbertson , Saturday , on business. He
will move to Red Cloud , about June ist ,
to continue his law practice.
W. G. MANSPEAKER , J. M. Crs , J.
A. Kirk and Frank Young were down
from Culbertson , Tuesday night , to at
tend the Masonic school of instruction.
C. H. MORRILL of the Lincoln Land
Co. was out from the stale capital ,
yesterday , looking over companj' inter
ests here in company with the local
agent , Mayor Kelley.
REV. P. S. MATHER of Dodgeville ,
Wisconsinspent Wednesday in the city ,
on business , and utilized his spare time
in renewing his numerous oldtime ac
B. A. LINCOLN , who has been living
near Pacific Junction , Iowa , for the past
two or three years , returned on Satur
day last , joining the family of his daugh
ter , Mrs. E. May Starbuck.
C. E. ELDRED and O. B. Thorgrimson
went up to Imperial , yesterday morning ,
to take depositions in the old Kit Carter
Cattle Co. litigation. The depositions
to be used in Cleveland , Ohio.
STATE TREASURER AND MRS. ME-
SERVE came up from Lincoln , Saturday
night on a brief visit of business and
pleasure , returning to the late resort of
legislative genius , Monday morning.
MESDAMES C. K. COLEMAN , J. H.
Moore and E. E. DeLong took Mrs.
John Coleman to the hospital hi Omaha
for treatment , Monday eyening. The
ladies returned on No. 3 , Tuesday night.
MESDAMES H. G. BORNEMAN. V. H.
Solliday , C. E. Pope , David Magner and
W. D. Burnett attended an Eastern Star
meeting in Oxford , last Friday , going
down on the morning train and return
ing on 3.
Miss BERTHA SHAKKER entertained a
select number of friends , last Friday
evening , at the home of her sister , Mrs.
C. K. Coleman. Caroms and crokiuole ,
music and refreshments constituted a
happy evening's entertainment.
MRS. A. P. BONNOT entertained a
large company of young folks , last
Saturday evening , in a most entrancing
manner. The affair was in the nature
of a surprise , and the evening was passed
most ioyously and entertainingly.
S. E. RALSTEN and Marion Walters
were over from Lebanon , Monday and
Tuesday , attending the Masonic school
of instruction. Mr. Ralsten is post
master at Lebanon , and exchanged
"dis. " with the local Nasby between in
CASHIER LAWSON of the First Na
tional had the pleasure of entertaining
his cousin , Rev. F. F. Lewis of Holdrege
and wife , Monday , while they were on
their way to attend the Congregational
conference , which convened in Trenton ,
Tuesday and closed on Wednesday.
Stricken In Young Manhood.
The death of Will McManigal , which
occurred at Norcatur , Kansas , at an
early hour on Tuesday morning , came
as a' great shock to this community , in
which he spent .the greater part of his
life. The fact of his illness was not gen-
erallj * known , even. He died with an
attack of appendicitis , after an illness of
about two weeks. His mother had been
summoned to his bedside and was with
him at the end. The remains were
brought to McCook on Tuesday evening ,
for interment , which was deferred until
Thursday morning to enable Mr. Mc
Manigal to reach here from the mount
Funeral services were conducted at
the Congregational church by Rev. W.
J. Turner. Thursday morning at ten
o'clock , a large concourse of friends of
the deceased and family attending and
paying a last tribute to Will's memory.
The altar of the church was beautifulfy
decorated with palms , ferns , lilies , roses
and a variety of other potted plants and
cut flowers , giving a charmingly touch
ing effect to the sad scene Among the
floral offerings were : A lovely cross and
sickle by the young men of the citya
handsome monogram emblem by the
members of the Christian Endeavor so
ciety ; a most rich and attractive pillow
by the members of the class of ' 97.
The Christian Endeavor society had
the funeral in charge , and the services
were most touching. The members of
the Endeavor society attended in a
body , as well as the members of the
Eleventh grade of the public school
The deceased had a wide circle of
friends , who with the bereaved parents
and brothers , have the sincerest sym
pathy of this entire community.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
Cases filed since last report :
Henry Winans vs. Elizabeth Winans ;
Maurice Reddy et al. vs. the County
Commissioners ; injunction.
Licenses to wed issued :
Charles Gaiser and Anna Hamela ,
both of Mayweed , Frontier county.
They were married in the Baptist
church , last Saturday , by Rev. G. W.
William S Bixler and Alice L Cole ,
both of Coleman precinct. They were
married by Rev. Mayfield on Sunday.
The March tax collections made by
Count } ' Treasurer Berge reached the un
precedented figure of over twelve thous
The Scandinavian sisters sang to a
good audience in the opera house , last
night. They were enthusiastically en
cored and promptly responded frequent
ly. There is room for improvement in
the organization , and if Cupid should
got in effective work on the sisters with
fatal unanimity before another season
rolls around , there will be as small ar
tistic loss as domestic gain.
A fire got away from Chief Dispatcher
Forbes' property , Wednesday noon , and
caused quite a commotion in that section
of the city for a while. Fortunately
little damage was done , although the
fire covered a considerable territory.
The fire department responded , but was
not called upon to do any work.
The Weather Clerk authorizes us to
announce that spring is coming , though
a little off of schedule time , and this re
minds us that S. M. Cochran & Co. are
only asking 14 cents for the best 5-ply
garden hose. You should buy some for
lawn sprinkling the season is about at
Marshal Jordan is having some work
performed on the streets , this week.
There are a number of alleys that the
owners of adjacent property should be
compelled to clean up , and sidewalks in
different parts of the city that also need
The Burlington has a party of survej'-
ors at work up the high life , it is stated
in the neighborhood of Wellfleet , Lin
coln county. Another expedition is be
ing fitted out. The situation grows more
interesting every clay.
Remember the Wesleyan quartet at
the Congregational church , next Monday
night. The quartet is doing fine work ,
this season , and a treat is in store for
A shed for the street sprinkler has
been built on the site of the livery barn
recently destroyed on corner of McFar-
land and Dodge.
S-W P means Sherwin-Williams Paint
best to cover best to wear. Sold by
L. W. McCONNELL & Co.
Bronze Turkey Eggs for sale. $2 for 9.
41. MRS. J. A. BRINTON.
Go to Bullard's for carpet paper.
"Come 'head" to Bullard's.
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. ni.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HlCKEY , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Bible school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at n. Junior Y. P. S. C. E.
at 3 and Senior Y. P. S. C. E. at 7 p. m.
Evening sermon at 8 p. m. Auxiliary
of the Christian Woman's Board of Mis
sions meets the first Lord's day of each
month. All are cordially invited.
T. P. BEALL , 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 ioa.ni.
Preaching at II. Class at 12. Junior
League at 2:30 ; Epworth League at 7.
Preaching at 8. Prayer and Bible study
on Wednesday evening at 8 p. in. Morn
ing subject , "Rewards for the Dull. "
No preaching in the evening All are
welcome. JAS. A.BADCON , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. Preaching service at 11. Senior
Endeavor at 7. Preaching service at 8.
Praver-meeting on Wednesday evening
at 7:30 : All are welcome Morning sub
ject , "As Unto Him. " Union Temper
ance service at the Baptist church in the
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. Junior Union at 3
p. m. Senior Union at 7. Gospel service
at 8 p. in. Morning subject , "The Unit
Movement " Juniors will adjourn their
meeting to attend the union meeting at
the Congregational church at 3 p. m
Uuioii ( meeting at 8 o'clock conducted
by Rev. E O Taylor of Chicago. Sub
ject , "That .Boy of Yours. " All are
welcome. T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
Rev. Boyd of Indianola will preach in
the Red Willow school-house , next Sun
day afternoon , April i6th , at three
Rev. and Mrs. W. J , Turner attended
the Congregational conference at Tren
ton , Tuesday. Mr. Turner also was
present part of Wednesday's session.
On Thursday afternoon , April 20 , in
the Leach bulding , the ladies of the M.
E. church will hold-tbeir second bazaar
where many useful articles will be on
sale. Supper from 5 to 7 o'clock. Ice
cream and cake served during the even
The young people and friends of the
Christian Endeavor society of the Con
gregational church have the assurance
of the best entertainment the Wesleyan
Male Quartette can give. They offer
their friends an event they will greatly
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The home talent entertainment for the
benefit of the school has been declared
The class of'97 attended the funeral
of the late Will McManigal , Thursday
morning , in a body.
A beautiful floral pillow was the rest
ful offering to the memory of Will Mc
Manigal by the class of ' 97.
Mr. Burgert of the High School was a
sufferer from a severe cold , early.days of
the week , and unable to meet with his
Miss Berry , Miss Rowell and Miss Oys
ter of the teacher-corps attended the fu
neral of Will McManigal , Thursday a.m.
Millie Baker substituted for Miss Rowell.
E. B. AUSTIN has been down from
near Stevens , Frontier count } ' , part of
the week , on a land case.
MRS. A. CAMPBELL and Mrs. J. E.
Kelley went up to Denver , Wednesday
morning , on a short visit.
MRS. K. K. STANGLAND returned , last
night , from a month's visit with the
girls and Knud in Lincoln.
MRS. C. E. POPE and Mrs. Frank
Kendlen went up to Denver , last night ,
to attend an O. R. C. meeting of the
MRS. JAS. GRAY , of Chicago , a former
citizen of McCook , was graduated from
a Chicago medical college , Monday.
MRS. JOE LEE had the misfortune to
accidentally fall into a pit at the family
residence , last evening , severely sprain
ing her left ankle.
MRS. J. J. ELLER has been quite sick
for a week or more past with appendici
tis , for which she expects to undergo an
operation as soon as practicable.
MRS. DEYELL and Mrs. Whitwam ,
who have been visiting their brother ,
Chief Diapatcher Forbes , will leave for
their home in St. Thomas , Canada , to
Loar's wall paper line is complete and
Go to Bullard's for carpet paper.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
P. H. Harrold is a new flag man , this
G. W. Starks was up from Oxford ,
J. E. Leary has been sent to Otis , Col
orado , as operator.
The pay checks came on No. I ,
No. 2 was delayed about two hours ,
Monday , by a hot-box.
Switchman F. E. Kidder went to Iowa
on 6 , Wednesday , on a visit.
Mrs. William Washburn and sister are
visiting in Indianola , this week.
Mrs. J. F. Utter is spending the week
visiting Bartley relatives and friends.
It was hot enough , Wednesday , to
"buckle" rails on the Imperial branch.
Mrs. Frank Neubauer returned , early
in the week , from a visit of a few days in
Operator D. J. Best returned to work ,
Monday morning. W. F. Pate is work
ing nights now.
Harry Conover has Conductor Cropp's
run on the Oxiord-St. Francis line , while
Cropp is off duty.
Reno Walsh is having a dwelling
house built on north Melvin street above
Walter Duffey and Martin Thorgrim
son were gunning for duck ? out in the
western part of the state , early in the
Mrs. H. F. Touiblin returned to Im
perial , Wednesday morning , after a
short visit to her daughter , Mrs. J. F.
Operator C. E. MaLette went to Hold
rege , Monday , to relieve Joe Young ,
who is acting agent at Yuiua , Cole . for
a few days.
Conductor C. W. Bronson attended a
Grand Chapter meeting at Hastings ,
Thursday. Mrs. Bronson accompanied
him , and will visit briefly at Minden on
the way home.
The Overland stole a march ou the
Burlington , last Sunday night , by put
ting in a crossing .over the Burlington's
track at Holyoke , hauling the necessary
rails , ties , etc. a number of miles over
land to do the job.
THE TRIBUNE hopes that in all this
railroad building the Burlington will not
overlook the Imperial branch. Its com
pletion to Holyoke would be a great
blessing to that section of country , and
would relieve the company of the diffi
cult task now experienced in hauling
heavy load over the Cheyenne line.
The Burlington depot at Imperial was
seized and was to have been sold for
taxes alleged to be clue on the com
pany's grade in Chase county , Mon
day , but Lawyer Morlan left here in
Supt. Campbell's private car about three
o'clock on that morning with a restrain
ing order enjoining the authorities , ar
riving in Imperial on time to put a stop
temporarily at least the proceedings.
In order to protect their territory , the
Union Pacific is now surveying a line
from Sidney toward the Black Hills , for
the purpose of dix-iding that territory
with the Burlington , which has invaded
the Overland country by building south
from Alliance and west from Camp Clarke.
Some lively times are in prospect in
railroad circles. It is intimated that a
Black Hills branch might prove a paying
feeder for the Julesburg branch of the
Union Pacific , and it is known -that the
Overland has for years desired to build
a line up the North Platte valley. The
Alliance branch will cut into the most
valuable stock and irrigated country now
tributary to the Union Pacific road.
The Burlington now has a force of
about two hundred men at work on the
new line running south and west from
Alliance to connect with the Cheyenne
line. They expect to complete about
two hundred miles before the close of
the season. Eighty five miles of the
road have already been surveyed , and
graders are at work out of Alliance and
in Wyoming , as the company contem
plates running a branch into Wyoming
from the neighborhood of Camp Clarke ,
Nebraska ; to Hartvillc , Laramie county ,
Wyoming. This it is claimed , will give
the Burlington a direct route from Deadwood -
wood to Denver , and will be of large
service to the people of western Ne
braska , connecting with the main line at
Brush , Colorado.
Pay Your Dog Tax.
Notice is hereby given all owners of
dogs to call on the city clerk and pay
dog tax. It is hoped that all who have
valuable or prized dogs will be prompt
to comply with the city ordinancewhich
will be enforced vigorously.
ED. JORDAN , Marshal.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Go to Bullard's for fence posts.
Go to Bullard's for barbed wire.
Go to Bullard's for Elwood fence.
Don't fail to see Loar's wall paper.
Go to Bullard's for poultry netting.
Go to Bullard's for best grades of lum
- Your prescriptions will receive careful
attention at Loar's.
C. A. Leach and father have purchased
the Union hotel property.
THE McCooK TRI'JUNE is now print
ing over one thousand copies a week.
The making of garden is engaging the
average citizen's spare moments now.
A few remnants of wall paper at re
duced prices at McMillen's , the druggist.
A barn is being added to the conven
iences of Dr. J. A. Gunn's property , this
The old veterans have been receiving
their quarterly pension checks , during
The "bear slide" , corner of Main and
Douglass , has been made "more easy , "
A. Barnett is making a number of im
provements to his already large and con
S-W P means Sherwin-Williams Paint
best to cover best to wear. Sold by
L. W. McCONNELL & Co.
Note changes of business announce
ments by The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
and The Bee Hive , this issue.
Election is over and nobody cares so
long as they can buy a hose repair at S.
M. Cochrau & Co.'s for 5 cents.
The thermometer indicated a temper
ature of 94 degrees in the sun , Wednes
day. It was different , next day.
Beautiful wall paper contributes much
to happy homes. McMillen's papers
contribute much to beautiful walls.
The 7Sth anniversary of the establish
ment of Odd Fellowship in America will
be celebrated by the order on April 26th.
Paint is to a house what clothing is to
the body. It is just as important. Mc-
Millen guarantees every gallon of paint
He asked the miss what was a kiss ,
Graufrnatically defined : "It is a conjunc
tion , sir , " she said , "And hence can't
be declined. " Indianapolis Journal.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty ,
but you can buy a lawn sprinkler at S.
M. Cochran Co.'s for 25 cents. They
have them at from 25 cents up to $1 50.
A. Barnett contemplates the erection
of two dwellings on the Marshall street
front of his large property , corner of
Dakota and Marshall. They will be
The barefoot boy is already in evi
dence , and a number of the more daring
ones went in bathing , Wednesday , in
the Republican river. Spring may be
said to be here.
The members of the G. A. R. expect
soon to place a large monument in River-
view cemetery. The monument to the
unknown dead will contain a soldier
statue of life-size proportions.
We are about to say that those lawn
mowers at S. M. Cochran & Co.'s are out
of sight , but they are not they will
take pleasure in shoxving you their large
selection. Prices are low , from $3 to $ n.
Quality is the highest.
Harmon Thompson has moved one of
the recently purchased Paj-ne dwellings
from its old location south of the Meth
odist church to the lot north of Herman
Pade's home. Carl Berry and fauiilv
will occupy the house , when it is ready
An Iowa gentleman in writing a Mc
Cook gentleman who had sent him a
city paper , remarks upon the apparent
lack of business houses , based upon his
perusal of the city paper. So few busi
ness houses were represented among the
advertisers. It was a revelation to a
sleepy Iowa farmer , even.
Aguinaldo is about ready to quit ami
so are the people who have been think
ing of sending away for their hose , since
they have been in their store and tecu
the large stock of garden hose kept by
S. M. Cochrau & Co. , who are surprising
everybody by the remarkably low price
they are selling the best 5-ply hose itt.
Now that the ladies have disposed of
the important question of Easter bon
nets , the next question of vital import
ance is the purchase of a gasoline stove.
And by the way , there isn't a stove on
the market that excels the "Ouick
Meal" gasoline stove. They have all
sizes from the range to the smallest and
in all patterns. Whether yon are from
Missouri or not , come and be shown.
S. M. COCHRAN & . Co.
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