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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (June 23, 1899)
By F. M. K1MMELL , .
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Republican [ Newspaper
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co.
IT will not be surprising to those
posted to see that "good old" Pop doc
trine , "No third terms , " badly disfigured
in Red Willow county , this fall.
A NUMHIJK of candidates for county
offices are doing some pretty tall can
vassing for nomination already. Per
haps on the supposition that the "early
bird gets the worm. "
PHKIIAPS if the Lincoln Journal were
better acquainted with the facts in the
case , it might modify its editorial utter
ances about "the reservoir swindles. "
So far as the matter refers to the Mo
Cook land district , swindle is not the
proper term. Two hundred thousand
acres of such land have been subject to
entry in this district for the past fifteen
years with no takers. Of course there
is some speculation connected with the
matter. The lands involved have been
lor years occupied by cattlemen without
authority , the lands being worthless fof
aught else than grazing , so neither the
government nor settlers are capable of
being swindled. Doubtless , were it pos
sible to have the lands pass from the
government at their real value as graz
ing lands into the hands of individual
or company owners , and thus become
subject to taxation , it would be better
IT is proposed to give the First Ne
braska a grand reception soon after its
arrival home from thePhilippines.where
it has well and truly earned the name of
the "Fighting First" and has cast endur
ing credit and honor upon our fair state.
The people of Lincoln are prime movers
in this matter and the plans so far as
they are matured even now promise a
splendid acknowledgement of the pride
Nebraskans take in the gallant First.
It is proposed to transport the members
of the First from their homes to Lincoln
and return free , and to give them free
entertainment during the reception ,
which will be held two or three weeks
after their arrival home and the boys
have had an opportunity to visit rela
tives and friends. Lincoln contemplates
a reunion on the camp grounds from
which the boys marched a year since.
It is hoped to have the Second and
Third Nebraska , veterans of theG. A. R. ,
Nebraska National Guard unite in a
demonstration such as the state has
never witnessed. It is expected to make
this a state affair , and the members of
the G. A. R. are taking active part in
the arrangements. In due time the gov
ernor will call attention to the matter ,
as it is essential that all the people and
the different towns of the state shall
unite in making this reception a unani
mous and enthusiastic success , an affair
that will honor the boys and the state.
EAST RED WILLOW.
Taylor Quigley is fctill planting com.
Tlio thermometer registered 108 in tlio shade ,
Lewin Longneckcr has n now buggy and la in
Tlero | will bo MHIIO spring wheat if it con
tinues to rain occasionally.
A. 11. Clark , just over tlio linn in Fritsch pre
cinct , IIUH ordered a nuw steam thrvslicr.
Sniiio Kenyon of Arapahoe , niece of E. A. Sox-
son , IK visiting tier undo nftor attending tlio
county institute , last week.
Girls , have j on wen that new top buggy and
that line pacer that Bert Helm drives. It'btlie
smoothest turn-out around.
Jasiwr Phillips of tlio Indinnola Reporter had
tlio photographer for the Corn Holt around in
this country , recently , taking pictures of farms
If the wind continues to blow , you might us
well put in your application to the management
of the Greater America Exposition at Omaha
for n job.
The postmaster's salary , after July 1st , will bo
$1,200 , an increase of $200 per annum.
Commissioner Crabtreo returned homoThurs
day , from a long session of the board.
D. J. Fitzgerald and W. O. liond had business
in the county's hub , Tuesday evening.
II. P. Button was down from the west end me
tropolis , first of the week , on business.
John Wclborn and daughter , Miss. Lillian ,
were McCook visitors , Wednesday evening.
Miss Gertrude Teel has lately been confined to
the house with a severe attack of rheumatism.
Alice Malcolm has been visiting her undo and
aunt at Im ] > crinl , Mr. a'nd Mrs. Robert Malcolm.
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Smith attended the wed
ding of their niece at McCook , ThufBdny oven-
Stella McCool was the guest of County Attor
ney and Mrs. W. K. Starr in McCook over Sun
Misses Jennie McClung and Ellie Teel wheeled
dowli to Cambridge , Thursday , to the Pythians'
Loota Powell was the guest of Miss Maud
Conical in the county's capital , Sunday and
Mrs. Ami C. Teel is laid up with a sprained
knee received in alighting from her bicjcle , a
few evenings since.
Ora and Edith Smith went up to McCook ,
Thursday evening , to witness the marriage of
their cousin , Ursa Smith , to Chester Walker.
_ R. II. Thomas apixsared before the commis
sioners , Monday , on business connected with
porno back taxes assessed against him , which
ho claims to have paid.
Rev. L. A. Turner drove up to Fitch's grove ,
southwest of McCook , Sunday afternoon , and
delivered a sermon before the South Side En
deavor society on the occasion of their fourth
anniversary celebration. Ho took for his sub
ject , "Consecration , " and delivered ono of his
diaractoristic , earnest sermons , which carry
conviction to the hearts of his hearers. Miss
Turner , his sister , who just recently returned
from attending school away , accompanied him.
Roy Uarnes is helping John Randall , this
Miss Daisy Jackson was a South Side visitor ,
fore part of the week.
It must bo very disappointing for certain
rouns gentlemen of this vicinity to travel three
sr four miles to see a charming young lady , only
to find her gone with another fellow.
Attention , yo South Siders of district No. 8 !
Remember that next Monday , June 20th , will bo
the regular annual school-meeting. All voters
ire requested to bo present. The hour is 8 , p.m.
Some time ago the South Side Christian En-
leaver society decided to have Charles M. Shol-
lon's famous , book , "In His Steps , " read at the
egular meetings , ono or two chapters being
ead each evening. The book will be taken up ,
icxt Sunday , and all those wishing to hear it
should bo present.
The Christian Endeavor anniversary meeting ,
ast Sunday , was well attended , and the speak-
ng , singing , paixsrs and other exercises were
rery good. Rev. L. A. Turner of Indianola de-
hored the anniversary address and csixjciallj
Ustingnished himself with sparkling thoughts
ind new ideas of Christian Endeavor work.
The new sidetrack is staked out and -\vonder-
ul visions of mills , elevators , hotels etc. , have
> aken possession of the people.
Mrs. James Harris spent Tuesday night with
ilrs. Bylield. Mrs. Harris is selling poultry
> owders and doing a thriving business.
W. M. Taylor , in dismounting from a bicycle ,
lipped and fell forward on the handle bars ,
> reaking hi breastbone. Dr. Gunn was sum-
noned and the patient is as comfortable a pos-
Measles are still prevalent in this neighbor-
ipod. Blacks and Randalls are convalescent ,
ix Helms are laid up and more to follow , and
ho Ruggles family is ill unless it might bo that
ilr. Tom is exempt.
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
against alum *
Alum baking powders arc the greatest
mcnacers to health of the present day.
ROYAl MK1NO POWDER CO. , NEW YORK.
Miss Maud Eno was a Lebanon visitor , last
W. Greenway is building a residence in the
southern part of town.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Bastain attended church
in the country , last Sunday.
Dr. Campbell of Lebanon was in town , Tues
day , on professional business.
Rev. L. A. Turner gave an informal talk at the
school-house , Tuesday evening.
C. E. White of Beatrice is here in the interest
of the Hankers Life Association.
Grandma Leisure is visiting her daughter ,
Mrs. William Thiesscii in Pawnee City.
When that new orchestra is "oiled all around"
Danbury will bo in it , musically speaking.
The band boys will give a concert and grand
ball in the now hall the evening of the 27th.
Mrs. J. W. Leisure left , close of week past , for
Covina.Cala. , where her husband is in business.
The lawn social at the home of T. E. McDon
ald , last week , was a very pretty and successful
The Masons gave a banquet at the new hall ,
Wednesday evening , in which their families and
The Union Sunday-school will observe Chil
dren's day with appropriate exercises at the
school-house , next Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Gumming of Lebanon , Mr.
and Mrs. Mitch Young and Mrs. Whittaker
PIKjnt Sunday at George Smith's.
E. C. Ilajc1 * of the Congregational association
has asked to have his resignation recalled , but
the matter has not jet been decided.
The Union Sunday-school is preparing to ob
serve Children's day , Sunday morning next ,
Juno 25th , at 10 o'clock. The program will bo
varied and excellent.
The Danbury band will give a musical enter
tainment in the town hall , Tuesday evening ,
June 27th , for the purpose of raising funds with
which to seat the hall.
Rev. L. A. Turner , one of the most earnest
ministers of the gosjxjl of the meek and lowly
Nazerenoin _ this section of Nebraska , conducted
services in our town , Tuesday evening. He is
Danbury will celebrate the Fourth in good
ild-fashioned style. Judge Norris of Beaver
3ity will be the orator of the day. J. JJ.
Dolph's grove , half mile west of town , will be
She place for holding the celebration. The
Workmen will have the exclusive stand rights.
John Strj ker visited the homo folks , Sunday.
R. Branscomb was in this part of the country ,
Some are cultivating corn , but do not seem to
3e in much of a hurry on account of the dry
Wo are % ery much in need of rain at the pres-
snt writing. Wo ho | > e we will be refreshed with
: hat needful element before many days.
Small grain will be short in length , but there
vill probably be some wheat. Not enough ,
lowevor , to make us very rich if it stays so dry.
W. H. Epperly has a new cultivator and weed
Hitter , both of the riding variety. We don't
jlame him as it is much more pleasant to ride
his hot weather than to walk.
B. F. WiKon has his alfalfa in the stack. He
; ajs he thinks there were about sixty tons of it
} ut up in good shape without getting \\et. The
ain that came on the balance did not do it any
Wo had the pleasure of being present at the
ledication of the new church , which jour Cole-
nan correspondent said lat week was in this
> recinct , but we found it over in Frontier coun-
> y , about half a mile from the north line of this
> reciiict. The brethren over there have \ery
laudsome and commodious building , a cred it to
my community and to the ones who designed
mil erected it at such a reasonable cost.
Guy Curlce was down from the county seat
The Burlington is now doing business at its
new depot at tins place.
A. B. and Mrs. Wilson were guests of Mc
Cook friends over Sunday.
Anna Kecldy is spending the week in town ,
the guest of J. M. 1'arrcll's family.
Perry Premer and Thomas Tctcrs have en
gaged as carpenters with the Burlington.
Dr. Brown , wife and daughter visited C. W.
Keys and wife in Cambridge , last Sunday.
Rev. W. A. Boucher of Kearney has been
here , this week , looking after his interests.
Charles Kerst and sister , Mrs. D.O.Mangus ,
were visitors to the county capital , Tuesday.
Rev. W. M. Taylor of Blue Springs was the
guest of W. F. Miller , Friday niglit of last
Win. Parrish went in to Omaha , Wednes
day , with a couple of cars of cattle for E. E.
Union services will be held in the Christian
church , Sunday morning , and in M. E. hall in
A. B. Wilson went up to Denver , Wednes
day morning , on a trip combining business
Rev. Foutch's little son has been danger
ously ill with blood-poisoning , but is now re
E. O. Scott bikcd down from the big west
end town , Saturday evening , and spent Sun
day with the folks.
Near a score of Indianolians wheeled
through here , yesterday , en route to the K. P.
picnic at Cambridge.
Mrs. Sarah and _ Miss Laura Gillett of Indi
anola are visiting Mrs. Gillett's daughter ,
Mrs. J. M. Brown , this week.
The Masons and their families will have a
social and public installation of officers in M.
E. hall , Thursday , June 29th.
The Barnett Lumber Co.'s new buildings
are now completed and add much to the room
and convenience of the yards.
J. A. Cuilee transacted business in the cen
ter of county matters , Tuesday morning , go
ing up on No. 5 the evening previous.
A. L. Cochran and S. W. Clark visited with
the Masonic brethren at Danbury , Wednesday
evening , and report an enjoyable time.
The carpenters have finished their work on
the new depot here , and the plasterers and
painters are expected at once to complete the
Elma Hayes and llallit ; Harrison of Danbury -
bury yisiteu in town , Thursday of last week ,
returning the following day. Ruby Fletcher
accompanied them home.
Maud Vickiey arrived home , early in the
week , from Lincoln , where she has been at
tending school. She spent a week with the
Bouchers at Kearney en route.
F. A.Walsworth , H.D.Vickrey , Lem Hick-
nan and Silas Wolf counted four in the het
erogeneous assemblage at the McCook Pyth
ians picnic in Cambridge , Thursday.
C.W. Mizner and wife drove up to McCook ,
ast Saturday , on matters of business moment.
Though for fifteen years a resident of the
rounty , this was Mrs. Mizner's initial visit to
: he west end city.
Mr. Theobald is just completing a large
jarn in the western part of town. When fin-
shed he will use it as a storage room for his
iousehold _ goods brought here from Astor ,
Iowa , until his residence , which lie contem
plates building soon , is completed.
The "nugget social" by the Stars , Friday
: vening of last week , was a success from all
points of view. There was a large attend-
ince , visitors from both Indinnola and Cam-
iridge being present. A laughable feature
vas the scheme _ resorted to by some of the
ihrewder ones in changing tickets with the
insophisticated , thus equalizing the weight
ind escaping the tariff on "excess baggage. "
Dne featherweight country cousin who drew a
ather substantial partner attracted no little
ittention by carefully si/.ing her up and taking
in inventory of the cash on hand befote de-
: iding to facethe _ music rather than take the
ihances on a jump from the window.
One of the local mercantile establishments
las lately suffered from the repeated depre-
lations of shoplifters , and the work is very
imateurish and coarse , too. A bolt of lace
vhich was annexed on one occasion appeared
n buge chunks , a few days later , on wearing
ipparel belonging to feminine members 01
he suspected family. Subsequently a num-
icr of missing articles were found tucked inteL
L package belonging to the same persons and
nadvertently left on the counter. The matter
las about reached that stage where the mer-
: hants must adopt some method of defense ,
.nd unless those concerned are seeking unen-
iable notoriety they would do well to desist.
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Those Little Items . . . .
that you want just now to make warm weather dress
ing a satisfaction are to be found most nearly to your taste
at our store. Just notice :
Silk Mills and Gloves ,
Kid Gloves ,
Cotton and Lisle Gloves ,
Elastic Corset Laces ,
Belts , Hair Nets and Ornaments ,
Belt Buckles , Pompadour and Side Combs ,
Belt Ribbons ,
Neck Ribbons ,
Hat Pins , Stock Collars ,
Bead Pins , Chiffon Bows.
Cords and Tapes , Organdie Bows ,
Waist Sets ,
Laces and Embroideries , Beauty Pins ,
Insertions and Allovers , Linen Collars ,
Summer Corsets , Linen Cuffs ,
Gauze Underwear ,
Mull Hats , Wash Skirts ,
Sun Bonnets , Mercerized Skirts ,
Boys' Waists , White Welt Overskirts ,
Knee Pants , Shirt Waists ,
Wash Fabrics Umbrellas ,
Wrappers , Belt Hooks and Pins ,
Fans , Corset Covers , etc.
Etc. , Etc. , Etc. , Etc. , Etc. , Etc. , Etc. , Etc. , Etc.
The most attractive lines in the valley
We solicit your trade ,
In Meeker Bldgf. Per
Adj. County Offices. ' GEO. E. THOMPSON.
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