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EIGHTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , AUGUST 11,1899. NUMBER 13
Harvey Ludwlck Instantly Killed.
A most agonizing and intense sorrow
came to the devoted home and indulgent
hearts of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ludwick.
early Thursday morning , when the sad
and stunning news was imparted to them
that their son Harvey had been instantly
killed in an accident , shortly before ,
while driving a load of ice into the city
from the Walsh ice houses , a few miles
southwest of the city.
There were two wagons in company ,
Samuel Hornback driving the one in ad
vance and Harvey following within a
few rods behind. No one was on the
wagon with Harvey , so exactly , it will
never be known how the accident oc
curred. However , within a few hundred
rods of the ice house , on comparatively
level ground , he in some way fell from
the wagon , two wheels of which passed
over his neck , causing instant death.
( The position in which the body was
found is taken by many as indicating
clearly that his neck was broken in the
fall and not by the passing over of the
wheels. ) The driverless horses coming
on faster than common , attracted the
attention of Hornback , who looking
back , saw Harvey's body lying in the
road. Running back he found that life
had flown , and he at once took steps to
notify the family and others in the city
of the terrible accident. Coroner Spoils
empaneled a jury and went lo Ihe scene
of Ihe accident , but it being so clear a
caseof accidental death , the jury was
discharged and no formal report was
The deceased was born in this city
fourteen years ago , and was a general
favorite , in the home as well as among
his young friends. His tragic death
comes with crushing power to the home
and many friends. Every heart goes out
in deep sympathy to them all in their
The funeral will take place from the
M. E. church , Saturday morning , at ten
o'clock. _ _
In Tender Years.
Death claimed the infant child of Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Predmore , Tuesday
night , after a short illness. Brief ser
vices were held in the Methodist church ,
Wednesday afternoon , conducted by
Rev. H. H. Berry , after which the re
mains were mingled with Mother Earth
in Longview cemetery. Sympathy and
consolation to the bereaved family.
The Ladies' Guild of the Episcopal
church will give a silhouette social at
the home of Mrs. H. H. Tartsch , the
Barnett property , on Monday evening ,
August I4th. A good time is promised
all who attend. Refreshments and en
tertainment during the evening.
Fine Pigs for Sale.
Thirty-five head of O. I. C. pigs , 10 to
12 weeks old , at reduced prices for thirty
days. Address , J. H. WARFIELD ,
Box 328 , McCook , Nebraska.
Take along a little coin , tomorrow
evening , when you go to the baud con
cert , and enjoy a dish of ice cream and
a piece of cake , which will be served by
the ladies of the Vesta club in the store
room lately occupied by Mrs. Barger , for
the benefit of the park improvement
What is S. B. coal ? It is the best coal
mined in Colorado for domestic use and
can not be beaten anywhere. There is
only one place in town where you can
buy and of course that is Bullard's.
McCook has now the unprecedented
experience of having the "paper" for
three different shows spread over her
bill-boards at one and the same time.
A complete stock of all kinds of lum
ber , sash , doors , lath , lime , cement ,
plaster , fence posts , fence wire and wire
fencing at Barnett Lumber Co.'s.
H. C. Rider is having the liltle brick
building on West Dennison slreet , par
tially destroyed a few years since by
fire , repaired.
The fourth quarterly meeting and con
ference for Box Elder will be held on
the 20th and zrst. Particulars next
Prof. C. A. Doty , the famous dress-
cutter and designer , is here introducing
a late French method of dress cutting.
We are still able to convince the native
Missourian lhat Elwood fence is Ihe
best and Bullard's will show you.
Stayner's drum corps is considering
an offer to go to Wymore during the re
union , 2ist to 26th.
The telephone people are now work
ing on their line between Redwillow and
The Champion Rough Riders of the
world will exhibit here , Saturday , Au
The best place to buy threshing coal
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
C. H. MEEKER made a flying visit to
Lincoln , Sunday.
Miss PEARL ZlNT arrived home , last
Saturday noon , from her visit.
C. A. RVDBURG is enjoying a visit in
the mountains of the Centennial state.
EARL MURRAY of Cambridge is work
ing in W. S. Augustine's barber shop.
M. V. STEWART of Garden Grove ,
Iowa , was in the city , part of the week ,
J. N. PURVIS returned home , Monday
noon , from a flying visit to the old home
over in Kansas.
FRANK S. VAHUE of "The Model"
shoe store has been quite ill and confined
to bed , but is improving.
MR. AND MRS. W. W. McMiLLEN
were the guests of their cousins , Mr.
and Mrs. M. H. Yerrick of Trenton , last
MRS. E. H. DOAN arrived home , last
Saturday night on 3 , from her visit of a
number of weeks over in Iowa and in
other points east.
TOM MAJORS , JR. , is filling an im
portant place in the farm-home of Mr.
and Mrs. S. P. Hart , just now. Tom is
developing into a fine boy.
Miss MARY SAWHILL departed , last
Saturday evening , for Edgerton , Kan
sas , lo Ihe bedside of a niece , who is
very ill with an attack of typhoid fever.
Miss ANNA BABCOCK and Miss Ida
Cole of Cambridge were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. C. F. Babcock , last Saturday
and Sunday , returning home on Monday
MRS. J. E. OWEN , nee Miss Bertha
Boyle , passed through the city , Saturday
night , from Davenport , Nebraska , on
her way to visit her parents and the fam
ily in Denver.
CJMR. AND MRS. ALBERT MCMILLEN
spent part of last week in Hitchcock
county visiting her mother , Mrs. A. McConnell -
Connell on the farm a short distance
southwest of Trenton.
REV. W. F. VoGT was over from
Herndon , Kansas , Saturday , bringing
over to the funeral one of John
Schmidt's children who had accompa
nied him to Herndon.
CLARA THORGRIMSON left , Saturday
night , for Colorado Springs , on a visit
to her sister , Mrs. E. N. Allen. Oliver
accompanied her as far as Denver , re
turning home on Monday morning.
J. T. McCLURE of Beaver City , who
has no objections to succeeding Judge
Norris on the bench of the I4th district ,
was a Commercial house guest , Sunday
and Tuesday , while over in the valley on
MISSES MINNIE AND MAY WHITTA-
KER departed , Monday night on 3 , for
Colorado City , Colorado , where they
will make a stay of some length for Miss
Minnie's health , and to enjoy an outing
and pleasure trip.
GEORGE E. HYMER arrived from Ra
venna , Saturday noon , to attend the
funeral of his late mother-in-law. Mrs.
Hynier had been at the bedside of her
mother for some time. They are still
here , guests of Engineer and Mrs. David
REV. THOMAS THURBER , a brother of
the late Mrs.T.D.McCarthy , attended the
funeral of his sister , Sunday , departing
for his home in Sutherland , this slate ,
Tuesday morning on 12. While here he
was Ihe guest of Engineer and Mrs.
MRS. J. F. KEN YON , her cousin , Mrs
Mahoney. and the latter's daughter ,
Miss Mahoney , spent the most of the
week in Colorado , enjoying the cool ,
bracing air and scenery of the mount
ains. They went up on Sunday and re
turned to the cily on Thursday.
Miss ERNINIE RATHBUN had ihe
pleasure , part of the week , of entertain
ing her former classmate at Franklin ,
Miss Myrtle Cochrane of Danbury , who
was on her way home from visiting Cul-
bertson friends. Miss Cochrane is a
graduate of that excellent school.
MRS. JOHN SHEPHERD and Delia re
turned home , Sunday morning on 2 ,
from their visit in Breckenridge , Colorado
rado , having had a delightful time.
Their visit , however , was somewhat
shortened by the fact that the high
elevation did not agree with Mrs. Shep
MRS. C. E. POPE and the children
went down to Lincoln , Thursday morn
ing , to indulge with other members of
the Mowbray family in a reunion. Bert
Mowbray , who has been in Uncle Sam's
service in the Philippines , returned
home , this week , a fact which is the im
mediate cause of the reunion , which
under the circumstances will be a nota
ble one in the history of the family.
An Unfortunate Accident.
Last Saturday morning , the new court
house was the scene of a sad and unfort
unate accident , which came near costing
a life. George Rittenhouse was engaged
in removing the false wood-work under
the arch of one of the vaults being built.
He had sawn the wood-work loose on
one side and atteuipled lo pull Ihe false
work down before sawing it loose on the
other side. The walls were but recently
built , and the east wall bulged out let-
ling Ihe enlire arch of brick down inlo
the vault and on top of the workman.
Mr. Ritlenhouse was forlunalely par-
lially prolected by the frame work , else
the great weight of brick and mortar
which came down on him would certain
ly have killed him. As it was , both of
his feet and the lower part of his legs
were caught by the debris.
The lefl leg was broken in Iwo places
between the ankle and knee and every
bone but one in the left foot was fract
ured. The right foot was badly bruised
but not seriously injured. The injuries
to the left leg and foot are very severe ,
and the sufferer will indeed be fortunale
if he escapes Ihe necessity of amputa
tion , which all fondly hope he will.
A number of men were working on
the wall above and Ihree of Ihem were
precipilated into the vault with the fall
ing brick , but none of them were severe
ly hurt. Rod. McDonald sustained two
slight scalp wounds , and Bert Selby's
right arm was quite badly cut an artery
seveied ; but both are at work as usual.
Martin Yager fell with the others , but
was uninjured. The fellow workmen
and others at once set al work lo release
George , who was laken lo Ihe-hospilal
and is gelling along even beyond expec
The accident is deeply regretled by
all , while it is the general and fond hope
thai the injured may continue lo im
prove and lhal he may come oul of his
serious experience whole and well again.
So the Colonel May Know.
About one year since THE TRIBUNE
published three cily ordinances by agree
ment with City Clerk Hall for one-third
of the legal rate lhat is one-third of the
rate the McCook Comfort charges its
farmer friends for publishing foreclosure
and sheriff's sale notices. The bill was
duly presented , sworn lo , allowed and
paid. Subsequenlly , Ihe McCook Com
fort and the Republican submitted bills
for seventy-five per cent , less than this
paper was paid. ( This , in the case of
the Comfort , was done in ignorance. )
Their bills were paid at the price
charged. Thereupon , this paper received
a notice from the cFty clerk to refund
alleged excess received by us. Upon
careful investigalion and on the opinion
of the leading law firm of Southweslein
Nebraska , THE TRIBUNE ascerlained
that the bill was correct and declined to
comply with the request. Doubtless
knowing the position of this paper to be
correct , no action was ever taken by the
council to recover. Subsequently , this
paper received other ordinances and
legal notices of the city to print. As no
agreement was required , the legal rate
was charged ; bill was sworn to and pre
sented. The same was unjustly and ar
bitrarily cut in the case of the legal
notices sevenly-five per cenl. These are
the facls. Any and all other allegations
made by Ihe McCook Comfort are inex
cusable lies. This paper has never taken
one cent wrongfully from the cily treas
ury. This paper has never agreed to re
fund what it did not illegally get and
hold , the city clerk and the Comfort to
the conlrary uotwithslanding. So much
finally for Ihe conlemptible lies of the
Comfort concerning this ordinance inci
Reads Postals as Usual.
Last Saturday noon , as she was about
t- > get into the buggy lo drive home for
dinner. Miss Minnie Pade was thrown lo
Ihe ground , run over and dragged a
short distance , by the obstreperous nag
attached to the vehicle. The animal be
came frightened at a slight noise made
in pulling some arlicle iulo Ihe back
part of the gig , and made a quick , sud
den dash to et away. Miss Pade was
standing between the front and rear
wheels in the act of gelling into the
bugg3T , and was thrown down , one wheel
passing over her , and as she clung to the
lines in the hope of slopping Ihe horse ,
she was dragged a short distance , before
letting go. fortunately , slight damage
to raiment and a few bumps and bruises ,
comprise the damage and injuries sus
Jacob Getman's five-year-old boy died
on Thursday morning wilh diphlheria ,
after a short illness. Funeral and burial
Try a small load of S. B. coal and we
have no doubt but you will .be one of
Bullard's satisfied customers.
Dr. S. L. Green has established his
headquarters in Schobel's racket store.
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. in.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HlCKEY , Paslor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school al
10. Prayer-meeting on Wednesday even
ing at 8 Union services in Ihe Baptist
church , Sunday evening.
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Bible school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11. Junior Y. P. S. C. E.
at 4 p. m. Union services in the Baptisl
church at 8 p. m. Prayer-meeting on
T. P. BEALL , 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. in.
Friday evening lecture at 8:00 : o'clock.
Holy communion the first Sunday-
HOWARD STOY , Reclor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Preaching service al 11 ; subject , "Con
ditions of Discipleship. " B. Y. P. U.
at 7. Union services at 8. Rev. T. P.
Beall of the Christian church will preach.
Prayer meeting on Wednesday evening
at 8 p.m. T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
LECTURES ON THE HOLY LAND.
Prof. A. A. Arthur , who has spent ten
years in the Holy Land , will deliver a
course of stereoplican leclures at Ihe
Christian church , beginning Monday
evening , Aug. 13 , 1899 Course lickels ,
Ihree leclures , forly cenls ; Iwo leclures ,
Ihirty cents ; single lecture , twenty cents.
Prof. Arthur's leclures are scholarly and
entertaining and are worlhy of Ihesup-
porl of everybody.
Mrs. T. D. McCarthy at Rest.
After a long and painful illness , Mrs.
T. D. McCarthy passed away , last Friday
night , aboul midnighl , al Ihe home of
her daughler , Mrs. David Magner in our
city. Her husband and two daughters ,
Mis. Magner and Mrs. Hyrner , were at
tier bedside at the end. The deceased
has spent considerable of her time here
during the past few years , making many
friends to whom her death is as a per
son rtl loss. Funeral services were held
at the Magner residence , Sunday afternoon
noon- being conducted by Rev. E. L.
Kiplinger of Holdrege , a former paslor
and oldlinie friend of the deceased. A
synipalhelic company of friends attended
Ihe services and followed the remains to
Calvary cemetery , where interment was
made. THE TRIBUNE voices a common
sentiment in extending to the bereaved
ones the syrnpalhy of all.
[ SARAH C. THURBER was born in
Erie , Pennsylvania , February I5lh , 1839 ,
joining her fortunes with T. D. Mc
Carthy on the I4th day of June , 1857.
Four children were born to them , two
of them having passed on before , two
daughters , Mrs. David Magner of our
city and Mrs. George E. Hymer of Ra
venna , Nebraska , surviving her. They
made Erie their home until 1880 , when
they came west and located in Nebraska.
The deceased has been a member of
some church since she was sixleen years
of age , and at Ihe lime of her dealh was
a member of the Congregational church.
Death relieved her sufferings at 12:35 on
the morning of August 5th , 1899. ]
CARD OF THANKS.
We realize the weakness of mere words
to express our gratilude and Ihankful-
ness for all the many acts of helpfulness
and kindness shown us during the long
illness and after the death of our beloved
wife and mother , yet take this means of
expressing what comes from the deplhs
of full and apprecialive hearts.
T. D. MCCARTHY.
MRS. DAVID MAGNER.
MRS. GEORGE E. HYMER.
Ice Cream and Cake.
The Vesta club will serve ice cream
and cake , next Saturday evening , during
the band concert in the Stern room re
cently vacated by Mrs. Barger , for the
benefit of the park improvement fund.
The price will be 15 cents. The Vesta
club has already expended about $ So in
seeding , labor etc. on the improvement
of the park , and the public should accord
them a liberal patronage on this occas
and sewing girls to investigate the late
merchant tailor method of dress culling.
Lessons al half price , in cutting up-to-
dale lailor suils , bicycle skirts , and all
late designs. Big pay lo slale and coun
ty managers ; free course of Irain-
ing and exclusive righl given. Address ,
Prof. Doty , City , General Delivery.
The Congregational-church is being
papered and the interior re-oiled.
Miss ETHEL REED of Arapahoe is a
guest in J. B. Ballard's home , this week.
MRS. V. H. SOLLIDAY and Miss Millie
returned home , Wednesday night , from.
Miss LARINE LARSEN of Idaho
Springs , Colo. , is visiting J. At Snyder
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
And today is pay-day.
Supt. Campbell went up to Denver
Wednesday on No. i.
Roy Dixon of the Oxford-Wymore run
visited the home folks , Monday.
Willie and Howard Morris accompan
ied Iheir falher to Hastings , last Satur
Brakeiuan M. S. Parks received a bad
ly sprained ankle at Holdrege , Wednes
Engineer Charlie Franklin is enter
taining his father , G. W. Franklin of
Conductor Pope went to Lincoln , to
day , to attend ihe reunion of Ihe Mow
Brakeman D. A. Bowen was called off"
of his run , Wednesday , by Ihe severe ill
ness of his child.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John
Schmidt was laid away in Calvary cem
etery , Saturday morning.
Conductor Curran had Conductor Wil-
letts' run during the latter's absence in
Denver , close of the week.
Brakeman D.P.Crowe , wife and sister
were over from Oberlin , Salurday and
Sunday , visiting relatives.
Brakeman W. J. Crawford relieved
Crowe of Ihe Hastings-Oberlin run , close
of last and first of this week.
A special train of California tourisls
passed Ihrough Ihis station , Wednesday
morning , bound for the coast.
Mrs. F. F. Neubauer returned , last
Saturday evening , from a two-weeks
visit to relatives in Beaver City.
William and John Hegenberger re
turned home , Monday night , from their
trip to Omaha , to see their sick sister.
Conduclor and Mrs. George Willells
went up to Denver , last night , lo parlic-
ipale in Ihe Masonic doings Ihere today.
J. F. Jernberg's dwelling in South Mc
Cook , recently so badly damaged by
lightning , is being rapidly repaired.
Passenger Irain No. 2 , last Salurday
morning , was about three hours late ,
caused by a wash-out near Barr , Cole
Brakeman Chris Rasser has returned
to work , after being off duty for two or
three weeks on account of a badly
Conduclor Solliday returned home ,
Monday morning , from his trip to the
mountains. Mrs. Solliday and Miss
Millie will remain a little longer.
The company is preparing to lay three
more tracks in the local yard , the entire
length of Ihe yard. Some of the crossties -
ties are in place , but other materials are
lacking to complete the work now.
As most of the operators use type-
wrilers , suilable holes have been cut in
the table at which the operators work in
which to place the machines , which are
thus lowered lo a more convenient
height for ready and rapid manipula
The B. & . M. unloaded about a dozen
men at this place , last Wednesday morn
ing off"of No. 2 , to work on the road
here. Two of the lot went to work and
the balance of them struck the back
doors of our people for a hand-out and
enquired about the time of departure of
east bound trains. They were not look
ing for work but a chance to make a
trip east. Such fellows ought to go
hungry for awhile. Trenton Register.
The B. & M. cut the main track ,
Wednesday , at the granite quarries near
Woodruff" . They have re-laid the track
and a force of 100 quarry men will be
put to work taking out granite with
which to ballast the track of the western
division. A crusher will be put to work
and an extra train crew stationed there
to handle the product. The first ballast-
ting done will be from Hastings west ,
followed by the line from Oxford to Wy
more , Hastings to Red Cloud and Re
publican to Oberliu. This indicates
steady work for a large number of men
for many month to come. Republican
Last Monday morning Roadmaster
Hagberg , of the B. & M. , came with a
force of men and a train load of malerial
and proceeded to put in a large side
track at this place. It is being put in
between the main line and the elevator
track. Mr. Hagberg informed us that
it would be 2,000 feet in length and ex
tend west of the terminus of the present
siding. The B. & . M. also has a large
force at work ballasting the main line
between this place and Stratton. Odell's
boarding car was side tracked here ,
Monday morning , and later taken west
of here and left on a spur provided for
that purpose about three miles west of
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
It is at the new drug store ,
The people gather in by the score
To buy their drugs , paints and oils ,
And prescriptions , filled for sores and
So you should always find the door
And buy your drugs of D. W. Loar.
Hammocks at McMillen's.
Let your rivalry'be us generous as it is
Ernest Eller is employed in the Bar
nett lumber yard here.
Wall paper , paints , oils and glass at
McMillen's drug store.
Bullard sells Springfield lime and
there is nothing betler.
THE TRIBUNE will club with any pa
per you may waul. Try it.
Repairing promptly and neatly done
at The Old Reliable shoe store.
Don't miss the Wild West show , Sat
urday afternoon. Parade at i o'lock.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Augustine , Sunday. All doing
Next Monday morning , John Lytle
will lake A. A. Bales' chair in the Bates
Roping and riding of wild steers ;
lold up of the Deadwood stage ; Satur
You can bua screen door hinges ,
cnob and hook for Jr.oo , of the Bar-
nell Lumber Co.
The lelephone people expect to be
ready to operate their system in our
city , by the first of the week.
A fine shower , Wednesday evening ;
not because it was specially needed , but
as an evidence of good faith on the parl
of Ihe wealher clerk , it is staled.
The advance of Campbell Bros. ' rail
road show spread Iheir paper over Ihe
jill-boards , lale last Saturday evening.
Their date for McCook is August ijlh.
Barimm was one of Ihe inspired men
oflheday at any rate he uttered some
words as Irue as Holy Wril. For in-
slance , about Ihe people loving lo be
In Ihe professions , ethical nonsense
and fakery both have quite prominent
places. Powers of discrimination and
selection need to be carefully cultured
> y the whole people.
J. W. Melvin and Dr. Parrott of Stock-
ville have sued L. II. Janseu for $100 ad-
dilional reward for finding Ihe body of
lis falher. The case was dockeled for
yeslerday before Counly Judge Pyle of
? ronlier counly.
See Ihe new advertisement by the T.
D. G. Co. , this week. Realizing that
he "quiet season" is the time to offer
he "loudest bargains , " they are making
special leads and you can't afford to
miss one of them.
Our new professional men McCook's
onsorial artists received their licenses
under Ihe new law , last Saturday. The
> rofessors are now duly authorized to
mil 'em out or saw 'em off with their
accustomed enthusiasm and ghoulish
One of our correspondents recently
announced in his letter that a school
teacher was wanted in the village in
vhich he resided. In response to the
stalement there began such a pilgrimage
of school marms to that village that the
authorities had to establish s. quarantine
against the dear girls. Advertising pays.
The Degree of Honor entertainment
commitlee for August understands what
s acceptable on a hot August evening ;
they make no mistakes. The lodge
jrother-in-law is always welcome at the
social hour. All who desire to become
members of the beneficial department
must remember there are some , changes
in age limit to lake effect in September.
REMEMBER . . . .
Our Stationary Deparlmenl is very
complete , everything in the line of
paper , pads , and all kinds of writ
ing material. It will pay you to
examine this department.
We have just received the first
shipment on our book order. Only
about three hundred volumes , it is
true , bat another lot will arrive
soon. Come and see what we >
BEAR IN MIND
We keep the freshest and purest
drugs and chemicals that can be
obtained , and we assure you
prompt and skillful service in
filling your prescriptions.
McCoxNELi. & BERRY.
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