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EIGHTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , JULY 28,1899. NUMBER 11
Chintz Bugs and Grasshoppers.
"Reports would indicate that chintz
bugs and grasshoppers are doing no in
considerable amount of damage to the
corn crop. In some limited localities it
is feared that the loss will be entire , if
successful means are not scon utilized to
remove the pests.
In the case of the grasshoppers , no
better means can be suggested than the
thorough and continued use of the
"hopper dozer. " The best results can
be secured by the concerted action of
neighborhoods. Those who have made
a long and scientific study of the grass
hopper and Nebraska has about 150
different kinds of these pests are of the
opinion that no belter means can be
utilized in their destruction than the
"hopper dozer. "
2tfow , as to the chintz bugs : We know
of no better method of disposing of these
terrors to the farmer than by the use of
inoculated chintz bugs. We will state ,
in this connection , that the last legisla
ture made no appropriation to cover
this expense , consequently the univer
sity cannot provide the inoculated bugs
free of expense. However , private en
terprise has stepped in and filled up this
gap ; aud for the sum of 25 cents a box
of inoculated bugs cai. be secured , with
directions , and postpaid , from William
Shears of Lincoln , Nebraska. Address
him at 425 north loth street. This work
is under the approval of the state ento
mologist , and the cost will not more
than cover the expenses incurred in col
lecting , infecting with the fungus dis
ease , postage , printing , and other inci
A Sad Word From Oregon.
Alex Johnston , Tuesday , received a
Setter from George W. Roper of Ash
land , Oregon , announcing the sudden
death of his wife , nee Miss Lillie Crab-
tree of Indianola. The deceased had
suffered with a cancer of the breast , but
eminent professional skill from San
Francisco had been secured and after
treatment she was declared healed and
cured. But the fatal result on the iSth
day of July at 4 o'clock , proved that
the insidious ravages of the cancer had
been but transferred to the blood and
that the disease was doing its deadly
\vork internally. Blood poisoning and
gradual weakening of the vital fluid
caused death on the iSth as above
v sta'ted. But one child was born of this
union , little May. Three children re
main o5a. . former marriage. This blow
2ias come upon Mr. Roper with most
Crushing force , almost distracting him.
His large and warm circle of friends and
relatives in Red Willow county and
other parts of the state will most sincere
ly and deeply sympathize with him in
this profoundly sad and touching afflic
tion. The deceased was a daughter of
Commissioner Crabtree of Indianola ,
who , together with the entire family ,
will be the objects of tenderest sym
"Supply is Running Low.
"Patrous of the McCook water-works
are urgently reminded that the supply
is running low , these hot , dry days , and
are requested to be careful and econom
ical in the use of water , especially for
lawn purposes , that there be no waste or
sprinkling over time.
C. H. MEEKER , Supt.
Prof. James Denny , the magnetic
Jieaier , guarantees to cure all sick head
aches , nervous troubles , rheumatism , in
digestion , constipation and many other
ailments. Located at the St. Charles
The flies and insects were never more
? ' 'X ' annoying to stock than at the present
time. A new preparation sold by Mc-
Counell & Berry , when applied to horses
and cattle , gives absolute protection.
Will Not Open , Sunday Eveninprs.
Tn the future our meat market will
r.V not be opened up for business on Sun
day evenings. Customers will please
note. EVERIST , MARSH & Co.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
H. P. Sutton , last Friday , and all con
cerned are doing well. "Sut" considers
himself pretty well fixed now with "two
pairs , " and able to play a strong baud.
The First is expected to land , today.
We always liked to land the first water
melon , and we also landed the finest
fence on the market when we got the
Elwood. Cannot slip and will not break ;
see it at Bullard's.
The Entre Nous held a reception on
the lawn at Mrs. A.J. Chambers' resi
dence , Wednesday afternoon , in honor
of Sirs. U. J. Warren's guests , Mrs.
Ghipciase and Miss Hucke.
We are pleased to announce that Dr.
Seymour will visit McCook , August 8th.
At the Commercial house.
Hammocks at McMillen's.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
RAY JORDAN is "all puffed up" with
H. P. SuTTON made a business trip to
Bertrand , Thursday.
A. BARNETT arrived home , Saturday
noon , from his trip east.
Miss LEA VANSICKLE of Orleans is
the guest of Miss Mary Egan.
MRS. W. D. BEYRER has been quite
sick with an attack of mumps.
F. D. BURGESS has been in Cambridge ,
part of the week , on business.
C. H. MEEKER was out of the city ,
part of the week , on business.
MRS. F. W. MCFARLAND of Chicago
is visiting Mrs. P. F. McKenna.
MRS. W. C. LAMBERT is here from
New Castle , Wyoming , visiting relatives.
MRS. ED. BEYRER went down to Red
Cloud on a short visit , first of the week.
Miss CECILIA FARRELL of Omaha is
visiting her school-mate , Ethel Barnett.
MR $ . J. II. BURNS went down to
Hastings , Wednesday morning , on a
MRS. A. BARNETT was the guest of
Mrs. H. L. Kennedy of Cambridge , close
of last week.
L. H. BLACKLEDGE of Red Cloud had
business of the law in the city , Tuesday
of this week.
MRS. JOSEPH MENARD and Miss
Aimee left , Tuesday night , for Chicago ,
on a visit to relatives.
REV. FRANK F. LEWIS of Holdrege
was the guest of his cousin , W. F. Lawson -
son , early in the week.
MR. AND MRS. JAMES FARRELL of
Bartley were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed. Fitzgerald , Monday.
KNUD STANGLAND returned , Wednes
day morning , from Denver , where he
went , a few weeks ago , for work.
ETHEL BARNETT arrived home , Sun
day noon , from school , and will remain
at home during the summer vacation.
MISSES ETHEL AND EDITH OYSTER
returned , Monday morning , from their
two-weeks outing in Denver and vicinity.
Miss ETTA PATE spent Thursday in
the city on her way to Denver , the guest
of her brother Will of the telegraph
W. P. HALL , one of Holdrege's law
yers , was a city visitor , Wednesday
night , returning home on Thursday
MISS EDNA MESERVE returned to
Lincoln , Monday night , after spending
ten days here , guest of her sister , Mrs.
F. M. Kimniell.
MRS. JAMES MAHONEY and daughter
Miss Lora of Marshalltown , Iowa , are
the guests of Mrs. J. F. Kenyou , who is
a cousin of Mrs. Mahoney.
MRS. EMERSON HANSON and Master
Warren arrived home , last Friday night ,
from Illinois. Her parents , Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Parks , accompanied them.
MRS. JOHN C. STEVENS and the chil
dren , who have been visiting Conductor
and Mrs. Frank Keudleu , returned home
to Hastings , Tuesday morning on 12.
REV. TAYLOR of Doane college was a
city visitor , last Friday evening , on his
way up to Palisade on business. He
went up the valley , Saturday morning.
MRS. THOMAS SMITH and Mrs. Nettie
McCarl came up from Lincoln , Monday
night on 5 , and are visiting their daugh
ters and sisters , Mrs. F. A. Pennell and
Mrs. H. H. Miller.
MRS. FANNIE CHIPCHASE of Denver
and Miss Theresa Hucke of Mt. Ayr ,
Iowa , arrived in the citj' , first of the
week , and are the guests of Mrs. U. J.
Warren , whose schoolmates and oldtime
Iowa friends they are.
RECEIVER AND MRS. J. A. PIPER and
two daughters came in from their
mountain visit , last Saturday morning
on 2 , remaining here until the night
train , when they continued their journey
on home to Lincoln.
MRS. A. SPUHLER of Green Bay , Wis
consin , who has been visiting her
daughter , Mrs. D. A. Lucas , for a week
or so , together with her daughter , Mrs.
John Campbell of the same city , depart
ed , yesterday morning , for Jewel City ,
Kansas , on a short visit. D. A. Lucas
MRS. L. M. COPELAND and father ,
Mr. Harold of Indiana , came up from
Minden , Wednesday night , and are the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Schobel.
rhere are four generations under the
Schobel roof , just now , with little Mar-
erie Schobel as the representative of
the fourth generation , and Great Grand
father Harold , Grandmother Copeland
ind Mrs. Schobel in order.
So the Colonel May Know.
"Judging from the way the city coun
cil slaughtered Kimmell's charges for
city printing , that acute little Nasby
should employ 'Colonel Phillips , a real
lawyer , ' to show Morlati what the legal
rate is for publishing city ordinances. "
Of course this matter is none of the
Comfort's special business ; but in order
that he may know , we shall just take
time to inform him that the outrageous
manner in which the claim of this paper
was slaughtered by the city council had
nothing to do with the rate allowed
by the law for doing such work. It is
admitted by the men who arbitrarily
"cut" the bill 75 per cent , that the legal
rate is $ i per square or a rate agreed
upon by the parties concerned. THE
TRIBUNE'S bill was simply "cut" arbi
trarily and without law ; and one of the
other reasons why this just and legal
claim was so mercilessly mutilated was
the disgraceful fact that such pin-headed
nincompoops as the editor of the Com
fort and other "scabs" on the business
will do such work for practically nothing
and thus encourage men who are not
considerate of the business or profits of
others to slash rates to the hilt.
THE TRIBUNE appreciates its rights
in the premises , but has never sought
the power of the law to collect a claim
in twenty 3-ears of business life , and has
no disposition to commence now.
McCook's All Right.
A number of Hayes Center people ,
both ladies and gentlemen , were in Mc
Cook , last Saturday evening , on lodge
and business matters , and unexpectedly
had a rare treat in listening to the Mc
Cook band on its first public appearance
for the season. As most people know it is
one of the crack bands of the country ,
having played at the Omaha exposition
last year for a whole week. Godfrey's
English Military band is now playing in
Omaha , and we had the pleasure of
listening to it , Sunday evening , and in
comparison Omaha people are free to
admit that Button's McCook band , as
the public usually calls it , is in every
way superior to the above famous Eng
lish organization. And by the way , .
friends , do you know that the little city
of McCook conies just about as near be
ing all right as to up-to-date energy and
enterprising promotion of all the civiliz
ing influences that make life worth the
living , as any town of ten times its size.
Of course the great Burlington railroad
has made the town what it is in the
main , paying out as they do about $12-
ooo per month. But aside from that ,
there is no happier , healthier people ,
physically , mentally and morally , than
we have anywheres met than in the
little city of McCook , Nebraska. Hayes
Park and Natatoriurrii
A movement is taking some definite
form toward securing a park and nata-
tonum in the neighborhood of the
pumping plant of the city water-works.
It has Jong been considered an ideal
place for the purposes suggested and
the idea has frequently been suggested ,
but nothing tangible has been done. A
number of individuals are now talking
the project up and there is a probability
that some definite action may be taken
this fall. It is proposed to lease or pur
chase a tract of land north and west of
the pumping plant ; the north section to
be transformed into a park ; the west
section into a lake for boating , bathing
etc. No doubt the project is entirely
feasible if the means can be secured. It
is suggested that a stock company be
organized for the purpose. It is asserted
that $ rooo will be sufficient to accom
plish all that is desirable in the matter.
A beautiful resort can be wrought out of
nature in that locality and THE TRIB
UNE would like to see the scheme go.
Will Give $1OO.
William A. Fitzgerald , the well-known
traveling man , will giveioo forinforma-
tion regarding the whereabouts of his
wife , Ida E. , who left her home in Hast
ings , a few weeks since , and failed to
give her forwarding address. She also
forgot to leave behind quite a few items
and articles of considerable value , beT
longing to Mr. Fitzgerald's former wife.
Mrs. Fitzgerald is well remembered here
as Miss Ida E. Cook , having worked in
several of the hotels of the city and in a
number of private houses. She was a
good dresser for one in her position , and
fond of the attention of the men , espec
ially of those who stopped at the hotels.
A New Department.
We expect in the future to carry , in
addition to the largest and most com
plete retail drug stock in the state , a
general line of miscellaneous books and
a strictly up-to-date line of stationery.
Both of these lines have been purchased
and will be announced as soon as re a
ceived. McCoNNELL & BERRY , jia
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CATHOLIC Mass at S o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. in. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HiCKEY , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni.
Preaching at II. Epworth League at 7.
Prayer and Bible service on Wednesday
evening on Missions , at 8 o'clock , led
by Brother Berge. 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. 111.
Friday 'evening lecture at 8:00 : o'clock.
Holy communion the first Sunday in
HOWARD STOY , Rector.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Preaching service at n ; subject , "Tal
ents and Opportunities. " B.Y.P.U. at 7.
Union temperance meeting at the Con
gregational church at 8. Prayer and
covenant meeting , Wednesday evening
at 8. All are welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Bible school at 10 a. in.
Sermon at n a. m. Communion at 12.
Prayer meeting , followed by business
meeting of the church , Wednesday even
ing at 8 p. m. Union services at the
Congregational church , temperance ser
mon by Rev. Stoy of the Episcopal
church , 8 p. in.
T.P. BEALL , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. Preaching at n. Senior Endeavor
at 7. Preaching at S. Prayer-meeting
on Wednesday evening at 8. All are
welcome. Morning subject , "The Purity
of Hope. " Union temperance meeting
at 8. Address by Rev. Stoy of the Epis
copal church. W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
The Eudeavor society of the Congre
gational church has taken a vacation ,
until the first Sunday in September.
The Christian church people had an
enjoyable and profitable time at their
sociable on R. T. Eller's lawn , last even
ing. Ice cream and cake were served
and the social side cultivated.
The illustrated lecture in the Method
ist church , last evening , by Rev. G , M.
Boswell , was instructive and entertain
ing , but not largely attended. His lect
ure was a description of a personal trip
} through Yellowstone park , of which he
.exhibited forty views.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
Filings since our last report :
In the matter of the state of Florence
Holmes , a minor ; license to sell.
State of Nebraska vs. Ithamer Pew ;
misdemeanor. Defendant Pew was
placed under bonds by the county court
"to keep the peace , having , it is alleged ,
threatened to shoot a young man , whom
he charged with having set fire to his
barn , which was recently destro3'ed.
Death Relieved It.
Death claimed Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mc-
Braj'er's infant daughter , Monday morn
ing. The little one was stricken first
with cholera infantum , which was fol
lowed by an attack of spinal meningitis ,
resulting fatally , after a heoric effort had
been made for its recovery , and after
great suffering by the. little one. Brief
services were conducted at the home ,
Blonday afternoon , by Rev. T. L. Ket-
man of the Baptist church , after which
interment was made in Longview ceme
tery. The bereaved parents have the
tender sympathy of all in this sorrow.
CARD OF THANKS.
Mr. and Mrs. McBrayer in this way
wish to express their gratitude and
thanks for the many willing kindnesses
and deeds shown and performed by
neighbors and friends and the doctor
during the illness of their dear one.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice on July 23d :
M. J. Delauey. Miss May Beals ,
John McNellie , Miss Abbie E. Carr ,
G. M. Shonerd , Mrs. Trimpie ,
Miss Millie Reoniich.
In calling for any of these letters , please
jay that the } ' are advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
be Closed. Sunday Evenings.
In the future our meat market will be
closed , Sunday evenings , and all patrons
> f the market should note this fact and
O. G. VAHUE & SON.
Thers will be a special meeting of the
itockholders of the McCook Co-Opera-
ive Building and Savings association at
he office of the First National bank ,
klonday , August 28 , 1899 , at 8:00 : o'clock
) . m. , for the purpose of approving
.mendments to the constitution and by-
aws of the association made mandatory
y the last session of the Nebraska leg-
James Allen of McCook and Cora
! oply of Kalamazoo , Michigan , were
uthorized to marry by Adams county's
adge , this week.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
O. P. Yarger is now agent at Rocb-
ford , Wyoming.
J. R. Roxby spent Sunday on the farm
north of Arapahoe.
T. E. McCarl and J. A. Binghaui were
visitors to Denver , Sunday.
Charles Heber visited an uncle from
New York in Denver , Sunday.
Conductor Frank Kendlen has been
sick , part of the week , and off duty. '
Machinist and Mrs. Will Lydgate re
turned , mid-week , from their eastern
Asst. Supt. D. F. McFarland was down
from Holyoke , Tuesday , on business at
Conductor A. G. Bump had the land-
seekers' special , last Friday , from Ox
ford to Imperial.
Conductor Willetts and family , have
moved into the Wells dwelling , corner
Dudley and Madison.
Brakeinan F. D. Griffeth has been off
duty , part of the week , on account of
sickness in his family.
Trainmaster Web. Josselyn of Orleans
was a headquarters visitor , Wednesday ,
on matters of his office.
G. L. Rifenberry is the new flagman ,
relieving William Hegenberger , who
will brake out of McCook.
Renie Harris , daughter of the genial
Asst. Supt. , is down from Denver and
the guest of Elsie Campbell.
Mrs. William Shinsel and her sister ,
Miss Ada Simmerman of Coleman pre
cinct , are visiting in Illinois.
They are putting in a new 7O-foot steel
turn-table at Alliance. The old one will
be planted at Sterling , Colorado.
J. J. Larkey of Oxford is off duty on
account of sickness in the family and
Switchman Cady is relieving him.
Brakeman and Mrs. Harry Frey went
to Broken Bow , Wednesdaj' , being sum
moned there by the death of his father.
T. A. Erb and Miss Anna of Akron
were in the city , Saturday , between
trains , on their way home from the
Ed. Stevens was the guest of Conduct
or and Mrs. Frank Kendlen , Sunday.
He is cashier for the Adams Express Co.
Joe Hegenberger went down to Pacific
Junction , Tuesday evening , to meet the
family and accompany them home.
They arrived. Wednesday night.
Conductor A. L. Knowland was off
duty a few days on account of the illness
of Mrs. Knowland , who is getting along
gradually from her sudden attack.
The Auburn Telephone Construction
Co. has been granted a franchise to put
in a telephone system at Alliance. The
rate is $ i per month in residences and $2
in places of business.
The Burlington is establishing a $60-
ooo plant at Edgemont , Wyoming , to
preserve ties from decay with a prepara
tion of zinc. It will require 75 men to
operate when completed.
The Burlington has two or three suits
for damages in prospect as a result of
the terrible accident at Indianola. THE
TRIBUNE understands that Mrs. M. A.
Walters and Mrs. Nettie McCarl have
such suits in contemplation , and that
Engineer Jack Burton is looking matters
up for a possible suit.
George Morgan , a young man who was
riding on the rods or trucks of No. 3 ,
last Friday night , had oue of his feet cut
off by the wheels , in the yard here.
There are a number of theories as to how
it happened : One is that the young man
had his foot amputated by the wheels
while in the act of getting under the car
as the train was moving. Another is ,
that he was asleep and let his foot drop
onto the rail , and that the wheel did the
rest when the train started up. At any
rate the foot was cut off here and part of
the same was picked up in the yard , the
next morning. The injured man pluckily -
ily held onto the car all the way to
Benkelman , bandaging the stump , to
keep from bleeding to death , while the
train was flying along at sixty miles an
hour , and when the train stopped at
Benkelman he had strength enough to
crawl out from under the car , insisting
upon riding on to Denver. His foot re
ceived surgical attention at Benkel
man , and the last information we have
indicated that he was getting along
all right , notwithstanding his terrible
experience. This is perhaps the swiftest
case of surgery on record , and the books
do not likely contain another like it. It
is a wonder to railroad men how the
man ever reached Benkelman under the
circumstances. He claimed to hail from
Wichita , Kansas.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
It is at the new drugstore ,
The people gather in by the score
To buy their drugi , paints and oils ,
And prescriptions , filled for sores and
So you should always find the door
And buy your drugs of D. W. Loar.
When you go to thresh get coal at
Dr. Seymour here , August 8th , for one
Just remember thatSi.oobuysa screen
door at Bullard's.
Uneeda hammock. Wesellem cheap.
McConnell & Berry.
Wall paper , paints , oils and glass at
McMillen's drug store.
Repairing promptly and neatly done
at The Old Reliable shoe store.
Charles Ctister has purchased Henry
Walker's barber shop , and is now in
Six-hundredths of an inch of water
fell during the shower of early Thursday
A few hammocks and a few wall paper
remnants to close out , cheap , at McCou-
nell & Berry's.
The delinquent back taxes of Red
Willow county aggregate , from 1897
back , over $36,000.
If you are in need of glasses , do not
fail to consult Dr. Seymour at the Com
mercial house , August 8th.
J. H. Dwyer has purchased the old
Ercanhrack house , and will occupy the
same , the first of next month.
You want a good binder , mower or
rake. The McCormick is that machine
and Frank D. Burgess is their prophet.
The call for the Democratic county
convention will be found in this issue.
It is not compulsory that all the delega
tions shall be full.
This section of the moral vineyard
was visited with a fine shower , early
Sunday morning. A little over half an
inch was recorded at the station here.
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
Do not miss this chance of having
your eyes examined by the latest im
proved scientific instruments for that
purpose. Dr. Seymour at the Commer
cial house , August 8th.
The 'phones are being placed , this
week , and the system will shortly be in
operation no doubt. The excellent work
done here by the company is generally
commented upon bv our citizens ,
LosT A purse containing n small sunl
of money , Wednesday about noon , be
tween Knipple's and Stokes' stores.
Finder will be suitably rewarded by
leaving the same at the postoffice lobby.
We were somewhat crpwded at our
fountain during last Saturday evening's
baud concert , but in the future expect to
have tables and chairs sufficient to serve
all. Follow the crowd to McConnell
W. C. Bullard & Co. have about com
pleted an addition to their already large
coal-house. They now have one of the
finest coal-houses in the state and are
better than ever prepared to handle their
increasing coal business.
The city attorney is engaged in push
ing the collection of the occupation
taxes of the city. A large number of
the business men and professional men
of the city have so far failed to pay their
taxes. And we believe the tax was due
Prof. Bruuer , state entomologist , was
in the city , Monday , on his way out to
the extreme western part of the state , to
look into the grasshopper plague , which
prevails in certain localities ofDundy
and Hitchcock counties , as well as in
this county , in limited extent. He ex
pects to be in this county a while later.
H. T. Church drove in a large bunch
of cattle from the west , close of last
week , experiencing some trouble at Cul-
bertson , where he was fined for driving
his head in the bed of the river , which
necessitated the cutting of some fencing
across the river , and was the cause of
the action taken against him.
Advertising matter for the Nebraska
Epworth assembly at Lincoln park ,
August 2-10 , is being circulated , and in
dicates that there is in store for all who
will attend that gathering , a delightful
outing and a profitable time. The pro
grammes for the various days are most
attractive , and promise the highest in
struction and pleasure. Eminent men
ind artists in their special lines appear
laily and a feast of good things is In
store for all who will attend.
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