Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 18, 1899)
By F. M. KIMMELL.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co.
Republican Judicial Convention.
The Republican electors of the I4th
i Judicial District of Nebraska are requested -
ri quested to send delegates from their
respective counties to meet in convention
i in the city of McCook , Nebr. , on
Wednesday the 27th day of September ,
1899 , at 8 o'clock p. UK , for the purpose
of placing in nomination a candidate for
the office of District Judge , and to trans
act such other business as may come
before the convention.
The several counties comprising the
district are entitled to representation as
follows , the apportionment being based
on the vote cast for Hon. M. L. Hay ward
for governor in 1898 , giving each county
one delegate at large and one for each
lee votes and major fraction thereof to-
It is recommended that no proxies be
admitted , but that delegates present be
authorized to cast the entire vote of the
delegation of the county which they
represent. C. E. HOPPING ,
F. N. MBRWIN , Sec'y. Chairman.
If may be said to the high credit of
Ira Cole of the Era that he does not
claim to be "modest. " He does claim
to be "hot. " And there is no contro
versy over this point.
sudden and serious illness of Unit
ed States Senator Hay ward has naturally
caused great uneasiness all over the
commonwealth , and the later informa
tion will be welcomed that his case
is not serious as was first reported , and
that he is recovering as rapidly as can be
expected under the circumstances.
THIS question of the transportation
of the First Nebraska home can and
should be settled by the railroads of the
state. Either the Burlington or the
Union Pacific , ' or both , should step in
and take this burden off of the people of
the state , and out of political and per
sonal consideration , and bring the boys
home. It would be an act that would
be profitable to the railroads in more
than one way. First , they would , as
soon as the legislature meets , be well
paid financially ; and secondly , such a
magnanimous act would have a reassur
ing effect on the people of the state ,
many of whom today do not entertain a
high opinion of railroad corporations.
Such an act would indicate that the
great railroad corporations of the state are
disposed to appreciate the patronage of
a prosperous people and that the roads
have confidence in the people to that
extent , anyway. It will settle a ques
tion which bids fair to be annoying if
Band Concert Programme.
Below we give the concert programme
for tomorrow evening :
Overture "Hungarian Lustspiel"
Waltz "Italian Nights" Tobani
American Fantasia "Gems of Stephen Fos
Hungarian National Dances Nos. I and 2
Selection "Bohemian Girl" Balfe
Descriplive "Down ( he Mississippi"
Cake Walk "Shuffling Jasper" Scouton
( By request. )
Requests for numbers on programme
for next week's concert should be handed
in not later than by Tuesdaj * of that
Frontier County Fair.
The thirteenth annual fair of the
Frontier county agricultural society will
be held at Stockville , September 26 , 27 ,
28 , agth , and arrangements are being
made to have a creditable meeting. The
secretary announces that a force of men
is now enlarging the barn and shed
capacity and making other needed im
provements on the grounds. The other
meetings of the Southwestern Nebraska
circuit are as follows Bertrand , Septem
ber 5-8 ; Orleans , September 12-15 ; In
dianola , September 18-22 ; Elwood , Oc
Corrected Friday morning.
Corn $ .20
No one knows the unbearable torture ,
the peculiar and agonizing pain , caused
by piles , unless they have suffered from
them. Many believe them incurable.
This is a mistake. Proper treatment
will cure them. Tabler's Buckeye Pile
Ointment is an infallible cure. Price ,
50 cts. in bottles , tnbes 75 cts.
The dedication of a beautiful house to the
service of God is a grand net. It reminds us
most forcibly that the Church of God is not a
losing but a gaining cause , not a sinking
hut a rising cause , not a retreating but a con
The programme of the service was well
carried out and much credit is due the pastor ,
Rev. E. C. Hayes , for his untiring efforts to
make the exercises a success , as they were.
Saturday evening , Rev. G.V. . Mitchell of
Franklin , Neb. , preached an inspiring sermon
to the young people along educational lines.
Rev. Hayes gave the address of welcome in
the absence of Rev. Windle of the M. E.
church. At 10:30 : , Sunday morning , the new
church building was crowded full. Six min
isters , in addition to the pastor , were present.
After the customary devotional services , to
gether with a fine anthem by the choir , Rev.
F. F. Lewis of Holdrege , Neb. , preached an
excellent sermon. The audience gave him
the best attention throughout and was well
pleased with his practical , earnest sermon.
Rev. Hayes made a financial statement giv
ing cost of chuich 1,703 , and amount yet to
be raised $336.21. After a short but earnest
appeal from Snpt. Bross , over 5300 of the
amount due was raised and all were pleased
at the ready response of the citizens of Danbury -
bury and vicinity at this time. After singing ,
the morning services were concluded.
At 8:30 , Sunday evening , the building was
again filled. After the usual opening exercises
Rev. Bross preached a most forceful and
earnest dedicatory sermon to an attentive
audience. Another offering was asked to
liquidate the few dollars of debt left , and in a
few minutes a little more than was needed
was raised , clearing all up. It will please all
to know that the Dorcas Work Circle con
tributed about $124 to the building of the
church in addition to their other benevolent
work. Rev. Hayes presented a beautiful pul
pit Bible , given to the church by Rev. Gilbert
Chase of Concord , N. II. The Act of Dedi
cation was then read responsively by pastor
and people after which Rev. Hardcastle of
Cambridge , Neb. , offered the dedicatory
Much credit is due the choir for six anthems
well rendered during the three services.
Truly we can say , "Behold the tabernacle of
God is with men , and he will dwell with them ,
and they shall be his people , and God himself
shall be with them , and be their God. " * in
The question of license or no license is
agitating the burg.
Mitchell Young was a visitor at the seat of
customs across the divide , Wednesday.
There is some anxiety as to the wherea
bouts of Robert Barr. He started out on a
cattle deal , about a week ago , and has not
been heard from since. His horse has been
found , but no trace of the rider.
A Life and Death Fight.
Mr. W. A. Hines of Manchester , la. , writing
of his almost miraculous escape from death ,
says : "Exposure after measles induced serious
lung trouble , which ended in consumption. I
had frequent hemorrhages and coughed night
and day. All my doctors said I must soon
die. Then I began to use Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption , which completely
cured me. I would not be without it even if
it cost $5.00 a bottle. Hundreds have used it
on my recommendation and all say it never
fails to cure throat , chest and lung troubles. "
Regular size foe and Si.oo. Trial bottle free
at McConnell & Berry's drug store.
B. B. Duckworth had business in the county
seat , Wednesday.
C. B. Hoag was in the west end town on
business , Thursday.
"Bob" Thomas viewed Jasper's ruins of the
new court house , Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Everist of the county
seat were Sunday visitors of friends here.
Fred Beardslee and Miss Lillian Welhorn
drove up to the county's metropolis , show-
The telephone office was opened up for
business , Thursday. Jasper Phillips' life is
A. C. Teel was a pilgrim to McCook , Tues
day , to see Jasper's ruins of the new court
John McClung went up to the west end city ,
yesterday , and fed the elephant a peanut or
two on the sly.
Mrs.AdoIph Mangless returned to her home
in McCook , Sunday evening , after a short stay
with friends and relatives here.
Commissioner Crabtree has spent part of
the week in the county seat , holding up some
of Jasper's ruins of the new court house.
Miss Jennie McClung went up to the west
end metropolis , last Saturday evening , and
has been spending the week with friends
Treasurer and Mrs. J. H. Berge and the
children spent Sunday with relatives and
friends here. Politics , of course , were ta
J. W. Dolan was in Bartley , Tuesday , on
business connected with the Nash building ,
recently damaged by storm and now under
Miss Lou Beardslee visited friends in Mc
Cook , Saturday. Charlie spent Saturday
night there and they and Fred from Denver
came down on No. 12 , Sunday morning.
S. R. Smith had legal business at the new
house , Tuesday. It is not related that he
stood outside and told his troubles to the po
liceman , who repeated his desires to the court
house boys. It may be so , however.
When the telephone line is completed , it is
thought that Jasper Phillips of the Reporter
will return his transportation to the Burling
ton and henceforth conduct all his business
with McCook per phone. He's so dreadfully
"skeert" about that new court house falling
down , dent you know.
The Appetite of a Coat
Is envied by all poor dyspeptics whose
stomach and liver are out of order. All such
should know that Dr. King's New Life Pills ,
the v.-onderful stomach and liver remedy ,
gives a splendid appetite , sound digestion
and a regular bodily habit that insures perfect
health and great energy. Only 250 at Mc
Connell & Berry's drug store.
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
against alum *
Alum baking : powders are the greatest
menacers to health of the present day.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO. , NEW YORK.
V. Sells and I. M. Beeson had business in
McCook , Tuesday.
A. Barnett of McCook was looking up his
interests here , Tuesday.
A few of the young people drank red lem
onade in McCook , yesterday.
E. E. Smith shipped two cars of cattle and
one of hogs to Denver , Monday.
The town is still without a marshal , Curlee ,
recently appointed , having refused to qualify.
Miss Nellie Stephens of Box Elder is visit
ing her sister , Mrs. II. P. Ilodgkin , this week.
Misses Kittie Ransom and Carrie Scott
visited Cambridge friends , close of last week.
Mesdames E. E. Smith and C. W. Ilodgkin
returned , Wednesday , from their visit to Den
Tinners from Cambridge are engaged in
putting the new tin roof on the Nash build
Mrs. II. A. Barnhart and the children from
Orleans are visiting her father , Mr. Bantham ,
Mrs. Delia Cook and daughter Edna are on
the sick list. Dr. Brown is the attending
C. W. Peters and E. R. Moon are construct
ing a $100 hog house for Dr.Brown's premium
Guy Curlee was down from McCook , over
Sunday , on a mission filled with tenderness
and all that sort of thing.
The dampness wasn't altogether confined
to the outside , Sunday morning , as those who
were in the tabernacle will witness.
A. L. Cochran has joined the procession
and now drives the family out in a new surrey
with a high-geared trotter for motive pover.
J. R. Sipe went down to Cambridge , Sun
day , to look after his property , his wife and
children being absent in eastern Kansas on a
E. E. Smith used to think he was a medal-
winning strong man , but he don't any more ;
he's laid up with a severely strained back
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Vickrey and Glenn re
turned , Tuesday , from an extended visit with
relatives at the old home , Tola , Illinois , and in
The natives pooled a few kopecs , Tuesday
evening , to see an attache of a wild west show
ride a bucking mustang. " ' 1 he Lord loveth a
cheerful giver. "
Henry McKean gazed with wonder and ad
miration on the new court house in the west
end city , Thursday , and transacted a little
business on the side.
Miss Ella King of the Inter-Ocean went up
to McCook , Tuesday evening , and took No. 6
for Omaha , where the newspaper people had
a day at the exposition.
Will Cowles returned on 12 , last Saturday
morning , from McCook. He expects soon to
enter the employ of the company in the tram
service out of that point.
F. A. Ilodgkin did some mason work on
the school house , Monday. He is now en
gaged in putting on the hard finish at Dr.
Hathorn's new residence.
Did you hear Ed Curlee's whistling solo at
the League meeting , Friday evening ? It re
quires a superabundance of wind to make a
good whistler , but Ed is all right.
Mrs.Sarah Gillett and daughter.Miss Laura ,
mother and sister of Mrs. J.M.Browndeparted
on Tuesday for Lewiston , Idaho , wheie they
expect to make their future home.
Rev. A. A. Arthur will give a descriptive
lecture of the Holy Land , illustrated with a
stereopticon , at the Christian church , Satur
day evening. No charge for admission.
C. W. Keys came up from Cambridge and
spent Sunday with the folks on the farm.
Mrs. Keys is in Omaha for medical treatment ,
leaving Charles temporarily a widower.
Samuel Bryan's ninety-day notice to vacate
his quarters over the Star restaurant having
expired , he has erected a temporary taber
nacle on the lot adjacent to Beeson's livery
While visiting relatives at Oberlin , Kansas ,
Geo. E.Moon was offered a position in a large
furniture establishment. He has accepted
and will return to that place about the first of
Ed Curlee went up to McCook , Tuesday
evening , and took No. 6 for the eastern part
of the state , where he expects to buy a car
load of apples for distribution in this section
of the commonwealth.
J W. Dolan of Indianola was in the burg ,
Tuesday , looking after the Nash building ,
.which is undergoing repairs. When com
pleted one of the rooms will be occupied by
J. G. Ogg's grocery stock.
One of the business men chasing himself
around town and vociferously demanding the
identity and lifeblood of the son-of-a-gun who
annexed his private flask was an occurrence a
trifle out of the ordinary one day last week.
A. E. Crosby's horse and two-story buggy
took a fall out of him , Tuesday morning , and
bruised him up a little. The horse started
suddenly as Mr. Crosby was getting in the
vehicle and ran some distance before being
S. C. Wolf's spasmodic efforts to eliminate
the bibulous mob from his cafe with "peach
cider" fountain app'urlenances have at fast
been crowned with success. The sports say
that if it wasn't for the merry-go-round in Si's
dome making him so loquacious , he would
unquestionably get along with his patrons
A pathetic spectacle indeed was that wit
nessed on our streets , last Sunday afternoon.
If the sight of a half-grown boy , just entering
his teens , lying on the sidewalk in a state of
beastly intoxication is not calculated to touch
the heart and at the same time arouse one's
indignation against those responsible , then
those things can't be done.
George Chadd , who had an implied en
gagement to go to Omaha , has returned.
Aside from that anxious-for-a-holiday ap
pearance he is the same congenial chap , but
he sends Judd Bush into the peach cider cafe
to buy his bread now , not being in good
standing with the main squeeze. And besides
George says- there is nothing very fascinating
about the interior of that sandwich foundry ,
A couple of couples started for Indianola to
attend camp-meeting , one evening last week ,
but found the delights of the drive altogether
irresistible and passed the meeting up , contin
uing their pilgrimage far into the night. In the
course of their wanderings they met a fence
post which took advantage of the darkness
and broke the tongue of the surrey , and then
everything was not so serene. The girls were
scared sick while the boys figured on ways
and means out of the predicament till huge
chunks of perspiration moistened their fe
vered brows. They finally got home and all
pledged the utmost secrecy about the affair ,
but of course each one confided to a friend or
two. Further information on application to
Tim Merchant or Ed Curlee.
While Nebraska stands second to no other
state in point of educational advancement ,
there occasionally crops out an instance of ig
norance so dense that one might consistently
believe we are living in a settlement of Geor
gia crackers. As witness : The members of
the M. E. Sunday-school were , last Sunday ,
edified ( ? ) by the long-winded argument of a
man who insisted that the earth was flat with
square corners , and that the sun and moon
and stars do all the rushing around necessary
to transform clay into night and night into
day. He no doubt firmly believes that a man
can literally "fall off the earth" by crawling to
the edge and letting go. And the "spieler"
wasn't like the man from Missouri who want
ed to be shown , but , Arkansaw-like , announced
that he wouldn't believe it after he had seen.
There is a young granger at B. I4' . Wilson's.
He arrived , Saturday a week.
There was much comment on the youngster
at Bert Wales' ; but it wasn't that at all but a
present to Uncle William from his daughter.
Threshing was the absorbing work , last
week , but the rain of Sunday stopped it all ,
and gave the farmers an opportunity to go to
town , Monday , and the same was generally
He Fooled the Surgeons.
All doctors told Renick Hamilton of West
Jefferson , O. , after suffering 18 months from
rectal fistula , he would die unless a costly
operation was performed ; but he cured him
self with five boxes of Bucklen's Arnica Salve ,
the surest pile cure on earth , and the best
salve in the world. 25 cents a box. Sold by
McConnell & Berry , druggists.
Clyde Lutes amputated the end of a finger
with a mowing machine \\hile cutting alfalfa ,
Wm. Byfield sold his cattle to F. S. Wilcox
and they take them to Denver. It is the first
shipment from Redwillow.
The new elevator is about completed , the
stock yards built and various stock buyers are
contemplating locating at Redwillow. The
right of way has been opened up so that
travelers may enter the town from the west.
Road petitions are in circulation , and it is to
be hoped that no difficulty will lay in the way
of making the town accessible from any point
of the compass.
Comes from Dr. D. B. Cargile of Washita ,
I. T. He writes : 'Tour bottles of Electric
Bitters have cured Mrs. Brewer of scrofula ,
which had caused her great suffering for
years. Terrible sores would break out on her
head and face , and the best doctors could
give no help ; but her cure is complete and her
health is excellent. " This shows what thous
ands have proved , that Electric Bitters is the
best blood purifier known. It's the supreme
remedy for eczema , tetter , salt rheum , ulcers ,
boils and running sores. It stimulates liver ,
kidneys and bowels , expels poisons , helps di
gestion , builds up the strength. Only 50 cents.
Sold by McConnell & Berry. Guaranteed.
J. II. Stephens , who has been out canvass
ing for the Crete nurseries , returned home ,
Mrs. William Johnson and Miss Eliza are
visiting in Alma , enjoying a short vacation
and rest from the farm.
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Campbell of the county
seat visited their sister , Mrs. Matt Stewart , last
Saturday , returning home between showers ,
The best pieces of wheat are only averaging
about ten bushels per acre ; rye from ten to
fifteen. Potatoes are hard to beat , both in
size and yield , and corn is doing fine.
Reuben Branscom was kicked by a horse ,
one day last week , and had three ribs broken.
It is quite a serious mishap for one of his age ,
but he is getting along as well as could be ex
There was a party at Dick Brower's , last
Saturday evening. Refreshments consisting
of ice cream and cake. Dick evidently be
lieves in the old saw , "When the cat's away
the mice will play. "
Wm. Walter will give another of his grand
social parties at James Oakley's , next Satur
day evening. Through this column he cor
dially invites all his friends and neighbors at
the Willow , Box Elder , Center Point and
Spring Creek. Come , young and old ; bring
your best girl and a cake and he will do the
rest. Remember the evening , Saturday. Au
114- DOZEN GLOVES
Beyond a doubt this is the largest
shipment of unlined gloves ever re
ceived by one retail store in this part
This line was carefully selected by
fit and price were all considered. Let
Hr. Colson while in the east. Quality ,
us fit you out.
We have any size , any color , any
price. We mean to maintain our past
reputation. Headquarters for the best
gloves in town.
THE "BEE HIVE
Leading- Notion House ,
McCOOK , - - NEBRASKA.
LUMBER GO ,
Telephone No. 5.
- rifbr-M-r-vtl * Acsfn -rfLr tfef Ar - tf jftr - ftrAr pftf aTtircffr yttr ytt jfibjlJSt j St Bff
-sag * ajycaijjtt t jijyr 215 1 ajyr atyar- -
\THE TRIBUNE'S '
When you want anything-
< jp in the line of
I JOB WORK OR ADVERTISING
< | j ? ' call us up and the matter
JJJL shall have our attention.
THE TRIBUNE will esteem it a favor if you will communicate -
> cate news items by phone.
X * WSv
Authorized Capital , $1OOOOO.
and Surplus , $60,000
GEO. HOCKHELL , President. B. M. FREES , V. Pres.
W. F. LAWSON , Cashier. F. A. PENNELL , Ass't Cash.
A. CAMPBELL , Director. FRANK HARRIS , Director.
" \ A TTT - > TV JT c- 1 WHITE'S CREAM
W ORMS ! VERMIFUGE !
Hot tin Quantity. Best in Qualitj.
For 20 Years HasLed
JAMESF.BALI.ARp , St. Louis.
McCOXNELL & BERRY.
Powered by Open ONI