The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, July 21, 1899, Image 1
N M - I " fe EIGHTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , JULY 21,1899. NUMBER 1O Mrs. J.C.Allen Kills Herself. A dispatch from Moiitnouth , Illinois , appearing under date of July i6th , brings ttliK sad news of the death of Mrs. J. C. Allen , wife of our former townsman , by her own hand , lust Sunday afternoon. The unfortunate woman is believed to Siave been mentally unbalanced. Death was caused by inhaling illuminating gas. After leaving Nebraska , Mr. Allen became - -came one of the leading and most prom- rlnenl dry goods meichnnts of Mon- unoutli. He will have the sympathy of .his many friends in Nebraska in the sad tragedy that has overwhelmed his home in Illinois. For some time past the health and cniud of Mrs. Allen have been such that constant attendance was required. Yes terday morning her husband drove to Burlington. Later Mrs. Allen persuaded iher attendant to go to church. Upon her return the doors were locked ; and a strong odor of gas pervaded the premises. Breaking open the door Tthe body was found locked in a room where were four open gas jets. Investi gation showed that every gas jet in the liouse had been turned on lull force. "Her Fifth Anniversary. rLast Monday was the fifth anniversary of little Celestine Kendleu's birth , and the occasion was made one of merriment -and joy. About thirty of the little miss's youthful friends and neighbors were in vited in to celebrate the event , and a right royal good time was enjoyed by them one and all. Refreshments were served , games played and a number of Chappy hours had. Several of the moth ers and older sisters attended to promote U.he pleasure of the guests. The Men are Winners. The men of the Congregational church achieved a "winning" in their ice cream social , last evening. They drew a quite liberal patronage. There was a short program. The social feature was a bap- spy element of the evening. The Junior Endeavorers gathered in not a few uick- els at their lemonade and flower stands. The "lords of creation" of that church -are ste.pping pretty high , this morning. Advertised Letters. The following letters were advertised "by the McCook postoffice on July i6th : 3trs. Mary Baraer , Henry Ballew , Geo. F. Nogel , \V. D. Long , 'Mrs. Em. Lee , M. L. Matson , R. C. McCord , Mary Welds , Altss Grace Johnston. In calling for any of these letters , please .vjiv that they are advertised. .F. M. KlMMELL , Postmaster. 1 McCook Markets. Corrected Friday morning. Corn $ .3 ° Wheat 48 Oats 25 iSye 37 Barley . . . 3 ° IHogs 3.60 Eggs .10 Butter. . . .14 Potatoes. .80 Snyder-Jackson. Xn Wednesday of this week , Nicholas Snyder and Minnie Jackson , two of our excellent young people , were united in oiarriage by Rev. T. L. Ketman of the iBaptist church. THE TRIBUNE adds its congratulations to those of their many wellwishingfriends. . Virile engaged in removing the piping fcVoui a well , last Friday morning , Ed win O. Moore , who lives up in Hayes county , a few miles northwest of Hayes Center , was precipitated into the well by the piping falling and breaking the platform upon which he was standing. The unfortunate man fell 256 feet and vivas instantly killed. Tn a comparative sense there is an un- jusual amount of gold coin in local circu lation just now a fact which is noted elsewhere as well. Indeed the banks are experiencing some inconvenience in securing enough paper money to accom modate the demands of their customers. If you don't wanj : to recover a lost arti cle , don't bring your advertisement to this paper. A citizen left an advertise ment of that kind in our counting room , Wednesday afternoon , and the follow ing morning the article was promptly Teported found , at this offica. Thursday , we could have shown you $ wo things out of the ordinary : One was thermometer showing 148 degrees above zero , the other a screen door with Hinges complete for $1.00. You can get the doors yet at Bullard's. We have placed in our store cosy tete- ai-tete tables and easy chairs and hope the ladies will make our room a resting place when down town. Come in and ateet your friends there. McConnell & Berry. 3uitue lasts long , Lath lasts longer , Dumber lasts longest. Loads of long lasting lumber , lime Satb , etc. , at Bullard's. Ladies will find McConnell & Berry's a delightful resting place these hot days. Coolest room in town. Tete-a-tete tables , easy chairs , delicious soda. Try it. Say , speaking of dreams the Elwood fen.ce is no dream but the only real thing lit the way of woven wire fences. See Bullard about it. Or. W. I. Seymour of Omaha will stop to McCook , August Sth. Do not miss seeiag him if you are having any trouble wttli your eyes. Try-one bottle of our celebrated Hines pickle goods and you will use no other. SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB UNE office. Best in the market. Hammocks at McMillen's. MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE. A.W.UTTER is in Longlsland.Kansas , building a house. MRS. F. M. WASHUURN is visiting in Giltner , Nebraska. MRS. C.K. COLEMAN was in Holdrege , Tuesday , between trains. J. W. LUNDY and wife and O. St. John have returned to Chicago. P. A. WKLLS was up from Red Cloud , part of the week , on business. RBV. T. H. THURBER is here at the bedside of his sister , Mrs. McCarthy. CIIARI.ES PFRIMMER of Palisade had business in the city , Tuesday evening. Miss LENA KIDDER was up from Ox ford , last Saturday , on a short visit to friends. A. A. BATES contemplates going to Centralia , Washington , to live and fol low his occupation. DR. THOMAS was down from Trenton , Monday evening , between trains , on matters of business. MR. AND MRS. FRANK CARRUTH ar rived home from their visit to Plaits- mouth , Sunday night. Miss MAUD CORDEAL left for Denver , Monday night , to spend a while camp ing up in the mountains. MoSE STERN of Chicago was in the city , Thursday , of this week , looking after his investments here. W. C. BOLLARD was out from Omaha , Sunday , looking after his lumber and other interests up the valley. Miss FLO THOMPSON was down from Denver over Sunday visiting her many McCook friends and admirers. MRS. G. E. HYMER is here from Ra venna at the bedside of her mother , Mrs. McCarthy , who is very ill. Miss EDNA MESERVE came up from Lincoln , Sunday night on 3 , and is spending the week with her sister. CHARLES CUSTER is now employed in Walker's barber shop. John Lytle of Minden succeeds him at Augustine's. MRS. ALBERT McMiLLEN is enter taining her niece , Freda Fowler of Den ver , who arrived in the city , Tuesday evening , G. B. BERRY returned , Wednesday noon , from his trip to Chicago , Virginia and other Illinois points , to settle down in business here. D. M. TOMBLIN , formerly of the First National bank of Arapahoe , but oMate years in California , was a city visitor , part of the week. TREASURER AND MRS. J. L. BLOOD and Mrs. R. May were down ftvtn Hayes Center over Sunday , guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Stokes. H. W. COLE returned , Saturday night , from a vis-it to Topeka and other points south and southwest in the interest of the Star of Jupiter. R. Q. STEWART , deputy internal reve nue collector , arrived in the city , Tues day evening on business , going west on No. i , Wednesday. MR. AND MRS. McCoNNELL , parents of L. W. , arrived in the city , Wednes day noon , from Virginia , Illinois , and are making their son a visit. DEACON WOOD , father-in-law of Mrs. Vina Wood , arrived from Missoula , Mon tana , last Saturday night , via Billings , and may decide to make his home here. MRS. GEORGE ELBERT and family , who have been spending a week or two with Mrs. J. H. Bennett on the ranch near Max.returned home on Wednesday. LOUISE AND HELEN PITNEY departed , Tuesday morning , for Davenport , this state , on a visit to their aunts. Master Guy returned to Denver , Monday night. H. H. TARTSCH , manager for Frank J. Morgan , went down to Plattsmouth , Omaha , and other eastern Nebraska points , Wednesday evening , on busi ness. ness.Miss Miss LOUISE SMITH and Miss May Baird , who have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Smith for a week or two , re turned to their home in Plattsmouth , Tuesday night on 6. MR. AND MRS. J. C. STEVENS of Hast ings , with their two children , and Mrs. A. Stevens of Lincoln are visiling Con ductor and Mrs. Frank Kendlen , and will remain a week or two. Louis THORGRIMSON and Roy Smith departed , this noon , for Colorado , to be gone the rest of the week and all of next. They will visit various parts of the state and can't miss enjoying a good time. R. A. GREEN and I. M. Smith repre sented the Populistic side of the question at the conference in Indianola , last Sat urday , while P. Walsh , A. J. Clute and Marion Plumuier held up the Demo cratic end. Both sides won. MRS. A. L. KNOWLAND was stricken with an attack of paralysis , yesterday , and her condition has been a source of painful solicitude to her many friends and neighbors. As we go to press , this afternoon , we learn that her condition is very much improved. S.A.GOHEEN departed overland , Mon day morning , for Doniphan , Hall county , where he expects to make his home in the future. Mrs. Goheen and the baby will leave for the new home , Sunday morning on the train. We wish them success and contentment. DR. J. B. GREEN of Philadelphia is visiting in the city , guest of his niece , Mrs H. H. Troth. The doctor is swing ing around the circle seeing the sights. He will go on to California from here and after lookieg over that and the sur rounding wonderland , will return east ward over a northern route. The Episcopal parsonage is undergoing repairs and improvements which will add greatly to its comfort and convenience. A kitchen addition is being built and a porch on the west front. All of which will be appreciated by Rev. Stoy and family. Sam Moore still looks pleasant while he waits on the tide of customers at Everist , Marsh & Co.'s. Every Saturday Evening. Thanks to the efforts of L. W. McCon nell and H. H. Tartsch made on Tues day of this week , the Brigade band will give concerts on Main street every Sat urday evening for the ensuing three months. These gentlemen , by private subscriptions secured among the busi ness men , in addition to the balance left over from the Fourth of July celebration , $20.30 , have raised enough to have the splendid treats provided by the band given every Saturday evening instead of every other Saturday evening , for which provision was recently made by the city council. This action will be keenly ap preciated by the public. In this connection , Director Sutton wishes to say that any one having a re quest for a certain selection should make the same in writing and hand to him or some member of the band not later than Tuesday , and an effort will be made to produce the same if it is in their reper toire. The "Awl-Os" Oh ! The "Awl-Os" were cleverly enter tained by Miss Nellie Guun , Tuesday- evening. Guessing matches were the unique source of entertainment : A dozen little bottles were filled with different liquids and the guests were asked to guess the names of them. Miss Myrtle Meyer took the prize a number of pretty vials filled with different colored liquids Miss Edna Meserve received the prize for writing the best original advertisement a bit of rhyme. Re freshments were served. Though not so largely attended as some meetings of the club , the affair was a happy one. Can't Stand the Pressure. There is something simply irresistible about the mellow , alluring light ofthe electric lighting system of our city. In his perambulations over the city , nights , the average swain finds it utterly impos sible to pass an incandescent light in the shaded residence portion of the munici pality without giving his best girl a warm embrace or a resounding suiack. It is plain to be seen that the kissing bug of the orient will receive scant cour tesy and encouragement here. Isn't it about time that you purchased that hammock you have promised your self so long ? See MCCONNELL& BERRY about it. Remember the date of Dr. Seymour's visit if you wish to be sure of seeing him. At the Commercial hotel , August Sth. Follow the crowd and get all kinds of meats of the best quality at Everist , Marsh & Co.'s. ADDITIONAL RAILROAD NEWS. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ritchie arrived home , last Saturday evening , from their visit in the east. Dispatcher and Mrs. W. B. Mills will leave , today , for Denver and the moun tains , to be gone about a week. Bert Mowbray , brother of Mrs. C. E. Pope , writes from SauFrancisco of his arrival there on the I4th , and that he will return home as soon as they are mustered out. Bert has been in the ser vice in the Philippines. Two parties of Burlington surveyors are now at work in Wyoming. One has started at Granger , and will survey the line west from there to Salt Lake , while another party has begun work at Elk mountain. The surveyors are equipped for a long stay in the field. A fast train that will leave all other fast trains far behind is to have a trial trip on the New York Central soon , and if the estimates of its possible speed are justified , it will be a record breaker nearly twice over. The train will be constructed in accordance with the ideas of Frederick U.Adams , its inventor , and is expected to make 120 miles an hour as easily as fast trains now run sixty miles an hour. The principal difference in the main construction of the train from that of the ordinary train is that it is built to minimize the resistance of the air built like a yacht. It is constructed so as to cut the air like a knife. THE DENVER-LYONS BRANCH. Superintendent Harris cf Denver and Roadmaster Fredericks of Akron were up the line , Monday , looking the boys over. over.D. D. D. McAlpine , agent at Lyons , who has been very sick for some time past , is improving slowly and growing much stronger. The Sunday excursions to Meadow Park at Lyons are the popular thing with the people. A full train load up every Sunday , and occasionally two trains are needed to accommodate the crowd. The Burlington is hauling daily train loads of rock from the best quarries in Lyons and vicinity. It is estimated that there are now about 600 men at work in the quarries at Lyons and Noland. The stone is of the finest quality. The travel on the Lyons branch for Estes park and other mountain resorts is opening up very brisk. A great many have already quit the hot and dusty city and gone to the mountains with their families for a few weeks' outing , and the number increases every day. "Doc" Holliday wears a broad grin , these days , as his engine , the Si , has been returned to him from the shops. She is bran new and the tender has been rebuilt , now reaching to the top of the cab. It holds about 3,000 gallons of water and "Doc" says they only fill it twice a week. J. W. Williams , agent at Longmont , and party consisting of wife and several friends from Kirkwood , Illinois , were sojourning in Estes park , the past week , returning- Monday morning. All report a fine time and fishing fairly good con sidering the rainy weather. Joe suc ceeded in landing thirty nice trout , but says mosquito bites are more plentiful. CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS. CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m. High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. ni. , with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m. All are cordially welcome. REV. J. W. HlCKEY , Pastor. CHRISTIAN Bible school at 10 a. ui. Communion at n. Union services , ser mon by Rev. Turner of the Congrega tional church , at S p. m. Prayer meet ing on Wednesday evening at 8 p. m. T.P.BEALL , Pastor. BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m. Preaching service at n ; subject , "Our Homes. " B. Y. P. U. at 7. Union ser vices at Christian church at 8. Prayer and covenant meeting , Wednesday even ing at S. T. L. KETMAN , Pastor. METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni. Preaching at n. Subject , "Lesson of the Bow. " Union services at 8 in the Christian church. Prayer and Bible study on Wednesday evening at 8. All are welcome. JAS. A. BADCON , 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 each month. HOWARD STOY , Rector. CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at 10. Preaching at n. Senior Endeavor at 7. Preaching at 8. Prayer-meeting on Wednesday evening at 8. All are welcome. Morning subject , "The Apes tle's Challenge to Our Humanity. " Un ion service in the Christian church in the evening. Sermon by Congregational pastor. Subject , "The Bulwarks of Mount Ziou. " W. J. TURNER , Pastor. The next meeting of the W. C. T. U. will be held at the home of Mrs. C. H. Boyle on Wednesday , July 26th , at 2:30 : p. m. Lecture on Yellowstone National park with forty fine stereopticon views on Thursday , evening , July 27th , in the M. E. church at 8 o'clock. Tickets , 10 and 15 cents , on sale by the Junior League. The union services in the Methodist church , last Sunday evening , crowded the church. The sermon by Rev. T. P. Beall of the Christian church was elevat ing and instructive , the music inspiring , and the service altogether profitable. The Epworth League scored a most satisfactory success in their social in the court house , last Friday evening , not withstanding the rain and storm. They enjoyed a liberal patronage and a genu ine good time which leaves nothing to be desired in the line of a social. COURT HOUSE NEWS. DISTRICT COURT. Since our last report the following cases have been filed in district court : In the matter of the estate of William H. Moore , deceased. Petition for license to sell. Charles E. MaLette vs.NellieMaLette. Divorce. COUNTY COURT. License to wed was issued , Wednesday , to Nicholas Snyder and Minnie Jackson , Degree of Honor Doings. The last regular meeting of the Degree of Honor was a very interesting one. There was one initiation and the audit ing committee reported the lodge in a better financial condition than it had a ever been before. e After the regular order of business the entertainment committee served delight ful refreshments in a very acceptable manner , showing they were the right people in the right place. Several lodge brothers-in-law came in to enjoy the so cial hour. Nest regular meeting , July o 25th , 8 p. m. n o Lawn Social. ' The ladies of the Christian church will give a lawn social at the residence of U Mrs. R. T. Eller on-Thursday evening , July 27th. Ice cream and cake , 10 cents. All are welcome. It has been decided by the courts that if a bicycle rider falls or sustains any in jury on account of a dog barking or snapping at him , the owner of the ani " mal is responsible for damages. In a recent case a cyclist obtained $500 dam ages by reason of being thrown from a wheel on account of a vicious dog at tacking him. in It may not be generally known that persons , who from carelessness or any other cause , take mail that belongs to another from the postoffice and fail to return the same , are liable to a fine of $500 or one year's imprisonment. This applies to newspapers thus taken from a postoffice as well as other mail matter. The work on the telephone system is . , far enough advanced that the force is . to now connecting the line with the several , offices and residences of the city whose in owners are subscribers to the company's service. Before long the instruments f will be duly installed. in ] "The fact , " says Bishop Cole of the m Culbertson Era , "that Colonel Comfort tlK : of the McCook Mitchell is not taken K seriously down there is really a credit to McCook people. di dids ds Engineer J.V.O'Connell is addinglarge IW and comfortable porches around his en IWk larged residence. His home has few bi : equals in the city for comuiodiousness and comfort. . : , : Bert Whittaker of the store-house force irj returned , Monday morning , from a brief h : visit in Colorado. al Mrs. A. Spuhler is the guest of D. A. si Lucas and wife. siP1 P1 P1P1 HOUSE FOR RENT Inquire of W. O. Norval. " jjjoi Buy acme cement at Bullard's. jf RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS. Brakeuian W. S.Touilinsou visited his father at Oxford , Sunday. Conductor and Mrs. O.R. Amick were Hastings visitors , Tuesday. Engineer Barney Lewis had business in Oxford , close of last week. Conductor J. W. Line and wife de parted , Sunday , for Swanton , Vermont. Walter Clark entered the company's employ , Monday , as a helper in the shops. Engineer and Mrs. Hugh Brown vis ited Fireman Koebel in Oxford , Tuesday of this week. Brakeman T. A. Nash is flagman on the Oxford-Denver run vice Brake-man F. B. Barney. T. A. Foley has the new passenger run up to Wray and back. F. B. Barney is his brakeuiau. Brakeman Robert Sayers has entered the freight service , and W. H. Stalks has his run on passenger. Brakeman C. J. Snell and family de parted , Tuesday , for Prairie du Chien , Wisconsin , on a visit. Matt Lawritson and family visited his brother , Agent Lawritson , in Indianola , Sunday , between trains. The company has a force of men and teams at Redwillow grading for the switch at that lately laid out town. J. B. Culbertson departs , this week , for Chariton , Iowa , on a visit home of a week or two. Operator MaLette will relieve ; ii in. Brakeman J. R. VanHorn is in the : raiu service out of McCook. He has been switching at Red Cloud for a num ber of 3'ears. Brakeman C. E. Throne has resigned froni the service and will engage in busi ness in our city. Albert O'Neil has also resigned from the service. It is now stated that work will begin on the proposed addition to the McCook repair shops in about two weeks. The dimensions of the proposed building are So x 150 feet. Fireman Ford of engine No. 80 has taken a thirty-day lay-off for a visit with his parents in Vermont. Clarence Denton - ton will fill the vacancy during his ab sence. Oxford Standard. The Baldwin Locomotive works have received an order for thirteen consolida tion engines for use on the state railways of Finland. These locomotives are to be ready for delivery by January i , 1900. Albert Thorgrinison , who runs the Western Union's "ice wagon , " went up to Denver , Saturday night , on a , short visit , returning home on Wednesday. Arthur Golfer delivered telegrams meau- while. A number of the B. & M. officials from McCook were looking over Oxford , the latter part of this week. Among them were noticed Trainmaster KenyonRoad- master Rogers , Bridge Superintendent Perry and Tinker of the water works. Standard. Supt. and Mrs. Campbell , together with the superintendent's sister and niece , Mrs. and Miss McLean , went up to Denver , Wednesday in the superin tendent's private car No. 10 , attached to No. i , to spend a short while in Denver and the mountains. Asst. Gen. Supt. Rhoades , Chief of Motive Power D. Hawksworth and Supt. of Buildings James Rivett came in on No. 5 , Monday evening , from the east , on business presumably in connection with the proposed increase of shop room at this place. They departed for the east , on Tuesday evening. The reorganized B. & O. people are filing their mortgages in the 41 counties in the state of Pennsylvania through which the road runs. There are two mortgages , one for 75 millions and the other for 90 millions. Both mortgages make 210 pages , and the revenue stamps on them amount to $69,000. It is said that the Burlington will shortly make a change in motive power used on the passenger trains on the Bil lings line. Heavier locomotives are to be substituted for the machines now in use. The traffic on this line has grown to such proportion that it demands the best equipment that the system can give it. Wednesday of last week , the Oxford "Perfectos" and the Arapahoe "Prohibi tionists" played a game of ball on the Arapahoe diamond. The game was quite closely contested and somewhat exciting , resulting in a victory for the "Perfectos" a score of 12 to 9. Burney , late of the Stratton club , was in the box for the Oxford boys , and to him much credit for the victory is given. The steamship Puritan is taking on forty engines for the Chinese and East- srn railway and thirty-one more are to be built and ready for shipment by the s beginning of next year. The ten locomotives - e motives for the French State railway , o Lhe first American engines ever exported Frauce.are being loaded on the steam ship Panama , which leaves for Bordeaux or a few davs. The second lot of ten o engines for the Midland railway of Eng land will leave New York in a few days $ the steamship Creig Earn , and twenty nore will be shipped about July 24th on he steapship Uplands for the Moscow , $ Keiv & Voronej railway. $ What might have terminated in a very to lisastrous fire started at the depot , Tues- lay night. In handling his iron box , Messenger Tomlinson in some manner mocked a lamp from the bracket and Drokeit. It happened to fall on the fish rate and of course the oil ran down hrough the slats onto the rafters and nto the pit where more or less rubbish dad accumulated and was immediately united from the fire of the lamp. The 3ames spread very rapidly and to con siderable height , but prompt action and presence of mind on the part of em ployes and bystanders saved the proper without loss. It was done by smoth ering it with a tarpaulin and the free use water. Oxford Standard. MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS. It is at the new drugstore , The people gather in by the score To buy their drug * , points and oils , And prescriptions , filled for sores and boils. So you should always find the door And buy your drugs of D. W. Loar. Dr. Seymour here , August Sth , for one day only. All kinds of live stock for .sale by Ev erist & Marsh. Wall paper , paints , oils and glass at McMillen's drug store. Swift's Winchester hams and side ba con at Everist , Marsh & Co.'s. We cure "that thirsty feeling" . Mc Connell & Berry's soda does it. Repairing promptly and neatly done at The Old Reliable shoe store. Aren't the flies annoying these hot days ? See McConnell & Berry about it. Bring your poultry to Everist , Marsh & Co. They pay the highest price for lice chicks. The first wheat of the season was mar- ceted with H. II. Troth , Monday. J. A. Snyder brought it in. First of the week , Mrs. M. E. Barger noveel her millinery establishment into the Smith store-room. Everist & Marsh are putting out some excellent bologna. Get a couple of ) ounds and be convinced. A young child of Jacob Getman died on Monday. Burial was made in River- view cemetery on Tuesday. Everist & Marsh have shipped about See fat cattle from different points along the Burlington , this spring. / , We have a few rare bargains in small a ots of wall paper. Can you use them ? $ Come quick ! McConnell & Berry. A bunch of railway keys may be found at Stokes' grocery by the owner and se- cuied by the payment for this notice. LOST A gold watch on the of 'uly. A liberal reward to the finder. BERT A. GRIGGS. You want a good biu'der , mower or rake. The McCormick is that machine and Frank D. Burgess is their prophet. The city restaurant has been opened up in the building lately vacated by A. F. Swart. Albert O'Neil is in charge. The county commissioners will hold a conference in the city , Saturday , over matters connected with the new court house. Dr. W. I. Seymour here , August Sib , for one day only. Do not miss the chance of seeing him. At the Commer cial hotel. A brief session of the city council was held , Saturday evening , at which the pe tition of McConnell & Berry for a drug gist's permit was granted. This week , C. E. Throne retired from the railroad service and purchased a half interest in the "Bee Hive. " Dan and Cal will make a strong team. We are serving this year some new and delicious drinks at our soda fountain. Try them for that thirsty feeling. Our motto , "Purest , best. " McConnell & Berry. Frank D. Burgess is agent for the cel ebrated McCormick binders , mowers and rakes. Call and consult him before making your purchase of any of these machines. O'Neil and Kilpatrick have just fin ished the carpenter work on a fine dwell ing house for Mrs.Schilz , up in Coleman precinct. It is claimed to be one of the best farm houses in this county. No advertiser for profitable returns can afford to omit the use of the columns of THE TRIBUNE. This paper reaches and i is read by more people in Red Willow county more people who buy goods than any other paper published on earth. If you are advertising for fun , for philan thropic or any other than business pur poses , any other paper will answer your purpose as well. S. G. Goheen has considerable confi dence in the "hopper dozer. " He has removed about 100 bushels of the hop pers from his fields and crops , this sea son , and thinks he would be much more extensively damaged were it not for the use he has made of the "dozer. " The managers of the Nebraska experiment station of the state university are again emphasizing the importance and value of the "hopper dozer. " The statement given the public of the receipts and disbursements of the Fourth of July committee on account of our re cent celebration show that the sum of $329 60 was raised from all sources , to which should be added $6.20 , on hand from last celebration , making a total of $335.80. The disbursements for all pur poses were $315.50 , leaving a balance of $20.30 in the treasury. It may be said the further credit of the committee that it paid all its bills in full. The delinquent personal taxes of pur county aggregate a large sum , notwith standing the strenuous efforts being made and that have been made to col * lect up the back personal taxes. In Mc Cook alone , running back from 1897 , I there are perhaps $9,000 of delinquent personal taxes ; and in the county this sum will aggregate between 30 and 40 thousand dollars , And but a very small portion of this large sum can be col lected , most of the individuals owing the taxes having removed from the county , and their addresses are un known.