The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, August 25, 1899, Image 1
t I 1 * ? 1f 'I S MI * > * ! ! ra'I ra SfX EIGHTEENTH YEAR MeCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. AUGUST 25,1899. NUMBER 15 The Populists' Funny Fuse. The Populists of Red Willow county met in county convention in Indianola , last Saturday , and the following actions were hnd and done , Chairman I. M. Smith and Secretary R. A. Green at the helm in opening : The secretary of the county central committee read the call , after the con vention had been called to order by the chairman of the committee , and the convention commenced business at a delayed hour. At this juncture Patrick Walsh of the Democratic convention appeared on the floor and announced that he was delegated - gated by his convention to announce that the Democrats had chosen a con ference committee of five members to confer with a like committee from the Populist convention upon a basis of fusion. Ed. Lister named C. H. Boyle for tem porary chairman and W. A. Minniear suggested John Wintjen for the same place. Both declined. H. H. Pickeus \vas then selected by a practically unan imous vote. H. A. Green was named by C. H. Boyle for temporar } ' secretary and J. K. Stevens was suggested by C. E. Matthews. Stevens declined which Mat thews "permitted , " and Green was chosen by acclamation. At the suggestion of W. E. Hart , the following committee of fix-e was an nounced by the chair of credentials A. P. Bodwell , C. E. Matthews , Ira J. Miller , J. A. Carter , J. S. Shaw. On motion of C. H. Boyle it was de cided to adopt the list of delegates as re ported from the different precincts , where there were no contests , and that the same be declared the accredited dele gates of the convention , which action dismissed the committee. On motion of W. G. Sheppard , the following committee of five was appoint ed by the chair on resolutions C. E. Matthews , H. W. Naden , J. W. Hoppe , J. A. Carter , J. S. Modrell. ' On order of business the following gentlemen were named as the committee John D. Long , Almeron Reed , Charles Boatman , John G. Ervin , I. M. Smith. The committee on permanent organi zation was composed as follows F. M. Williams , J. A. Schmidt , S. O. Hoag- land , J. W. Dutcher , W. J. Fleischnian. The most important committee of the convention the conference committee was made up of these gentlemen , C. H. Boyle , Ed. Lister , R. E. Hatcher , H. S. Ough , J. K. Stevens. At tins point , J. A. Carter "wanted to know. " But the matter was satisfactor ily explained to him for the time , that there were some little matters that had to be talked over by the Populists and Democrats , "under the hat , " as it were. Stil , Joe had the same want throughout the convention. While the only serious business of the .convention the division of the spoils was being decided by the conference committees , Mr. Vincent of the Noncon formist of Omaha appeared upon the scene by invitation , and made a few re marks : He reported that he found the situation over the state , and he had been attending county conventions over the state for a number of weeks , 50 per cent better than at this time , last year. ( Which , we suggest , is marvelous , if true. ) The gentleman attempted to mildly "roast" the administration on the Philippine situation , but he found most of the Pops of Red Willow county too patriotic to enjoy or appreciate his remarks along that line , and being a clever gentleman , took a new tack after all he had not come to save the right eous ( Pops ) , but to-bring sinners ( Re publicans ) to repentance. This original suggestion "brought down the house" and he passed the hat for subscriptions to the Nonconformist. He acknowl edged that some considered his paper to be the meanest on earth but added that the Nonconformist in no way com peted with the local Populist papers ( re ferring to the Comfort ) , stating that he did not tell when John Brown last went to town or when Sarah Gregory got "jined. " He left this high and exclus ive work to [ the Comfort , he paralyzed the Republicans. Mr. Vincent wanted all the gold and silver in the world bur ied in the deepest Pacific , the treasure box locked and the key lost. He had ao use for metal. Thought the world might come to its senses then and decide upon a sensible financial basis. Hoping to see them all later and get their names on his subscription list , he thanked them again and retired. Report of the committee made the temporary the permanent organization. Following order of business was re ported by the committee and adopted by the convention : Report of committee on order of busi ness. Report of committee on permanent organization. Report of committee on resolutions. [ CONTINUED ON FIFTH PAGE. ] MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE. H. P. WAITE was a Cambridge visitor , Sunday. Miss MARY WATSON will return to Lincoln , Monday morning next. HOWE SMITH has moved to Redwillow , and is in charge of H. H. Troth's eleva tor. REV. W. J. TURNER arrived home , Tuesday night on 3. from his trip in the northwest. Miss ADDIE DOAN attended the Ma- gee-Meserve wedding in Lincoln. Wednesday. MRS. H. T. CAREY and the children went up to Max , to visit her sister , Mrs. J. H. Bennett. J. H. BISHOP of Lincoln was in the city , Wednesday , on business , the guest ofC. F. Babcock. MRS. N. A. VANSICKLE of Orleans spent Saturday in the city , returning home , Sunday morning. J. L. WHITE of Curtis , who has ambi tions to become judge of the Fourteenth district , was a city visitor , Saturday. MRS. FRED S. HARRIS has purchased two lots on the corner opposite the home formerly owned by her. Alliance Grip. Miss ONA SIMONS departed , Tuesday morning , for Iowa , to be absent for about a month visiting in the old home. MRS. DENNIS CULLEN and the young er children of the household went down to Hastings , last Friday , on a visit of a week or two. H. H. TARTSCII went up to Denver , last Saturday night , to join his wife , sister and mother-in-law in their trip in the mountains. Miss NELLYE KNOWLES and Isa Shoemaker returned home to Culbert- son , Sunday night , after a short visit with McCook friends. MRS. J. S. SIRCOLUMB and children of Sheridan , Wyo. , arrived in the city , close of last week , and are the guests of her sister , Mrs. C. E. Pope. MR. AND MRS. U. J. WARREN and little daughter departed , Tuesday morn ing , for Omaha and Davenport , and will be absent a week or ten days. W. S. MORLAN arrived home , Monday night , from his hunting-fishing trip up into the northwest. He at once resumed his favorite occupation fatming. J. J. BARR arrived from Maryville , Missouri , Tuesday night on 3 , to assist in clearing up the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his brother Robert. ROBERT PATRICK of Emerson , Iowa , and sister , Mrs. Mary Newman of Kan sas , arrived in the city , Tuesday , and are the guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Gunn. MRS. JAMES HARRIS departed , Tues. day night , for Pueblo , Colo. , to see her daughter , Minnie , Mrs. Eipper , who is very ill , and whose recovery is not ex pected. A , P. WHITMER , editor of the Pauora Vidette , came out , last Saturday , to see his parents , Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Whit- mer. He left for home , Wednesdaj' evening. MRS. J. S. CROMWELL and daughter Grace of Republican City were the guests of Mrs. V. H. Solliday , Saturday and Sunday , returning home on Monday morning. J. E. KELLEY and Ed. Jordan went down to Omaha , Wednesday night on 6 , to purchase furniture for the Commercial house , of which they will assume charge in the near future. J. T. McCLURE of Beaver City , who fondly but mistakenly hopes to step into Judge Norris' shoes , about January first , was around looking after his fences , in this vicinity , Monday. MESSRS P. WALSH , W. M. Lewis , Harry Barbazett , J. H. Bennett and Mar ion Plummer attended the Democratic convention in Omaha- , Tuesday , return ing home on Wednesday night. Miss MAUD CORDEAL visited Miss Cowles at Cambridge , Sunday. The girls will both leave , early the coming month , for Boston , to enter the New England conservatory of music for a two years course of study. R. Q. STEWART of Hastings , deputy revenue collector , drove over from Danbury - bury , Tuesday afternoon , spending the afternoon and evening here on business and going up the Imperial line , Wednes day morning , to check up the county clerk at Imperial. MRS. C. M. BAILEY arrived home , close of last week , from her visit in Sheridan , Wyoming. Mrs. Bailey is much better in general health , but is suffering with an abscess on one of her arms. Her brother , William Fane , host ler at Sheridan , accompanied her. A. Followed the Mother. Little Ethel Mary Theme on Sunday morning last followed her mother to the spirit land. Her illness was not long , but being a frail child , she vjas unable to combat the disease , which soon trans planted the dear child into the Father's earden above. [ ETHEL MARY THORNE was born in Ambia , Indiana , September 25th , 1896. Died in McCook. Nebraska , August 2Oth , 1899. Three children died in infancy two girls and a boy. Four children and a loving wife gone on before. Every life has its battles and trials and surely this husband and father has his ; but what a comfort to know that they belong to Christ and that the angels will not fail to find them. Some years ago a ship went down on the British coast , and allen on board perished. None of the bodies were found , save that of an infant that was washed ashore among the wreckage. Kind people of the village picked up the remains and buried them. Not knowing the name of the child , they placed on the simple stone , "God Knows. " It will not matter in that day whether we have been famous among men ; rich or poor ; the only consideration will be whether we belong to Christ or not. ] B. Brief funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Badcon at the residence , Monday morning , after which burial was had in Riverview cemetery , four little girls in white serving as pall bear ers. The lonely father has the deepest sympathy of this community in this second end sorrow that has come upon him since his short residence in our city. Mr. Theme desires us to express his deep gratitude for all assistance rendered him in this sickness and bereavement. Magee-Meserve Wedding : . Wednesday morning , in the apart ments of State Treasurer and Mrs. J. B. Meserve in flat "A" , Salsbury block , Lincoln , Nebraska , Mr. Edwin Ellsworth Magee and Miss Edna Taylor Meserve were united in marriage in the pres ence of relatives and a few near friends , Rev. J. L. Marsh of the Unitarian church performing the ceremony. A twelve-o'clock luncheon was served in the apartments immediately following the ceremony and gratulations. Shortly after luncheon , the happy couple left on a wedding trip of a week or ten days , which will be devoted to seeing the sights of the northwest country Deadwood - wood , Spearfish and other points. The suite of rooms was prettily and attractively decorated with flowers for the occasion : The parlor in which the ceremony was performed , in red and white roses ; two other rooms in pink and white roses , and asparagus fern throughout the apartments. The young people were remembered by their relatives and friends with a wealth of beautiful presents. Mr. and Mrs. Magee will be at home , Lincoln , Nebraska , after October ist , 2546 "W" street. Congratulations. Monday , September 4th. The fall term of public school will open , Monday , September 4th. A meeting of the teachers of the sys tem will be held on Saturday , Sept. 2d , at 10 a. in. Pupils desiring to receive credit for work done during vacation and those wishing examination for classification should meet at the high school building at 9 a. m. , Friday , Sept. ist. All books loaned to pupils during va cation should be returned by the first of the month. DRESS GOODS. Just received invoices for forty pieces of our celebrated Jamestown Dress Goods , shipped from mills last Satur day. Will get here about Monday. Others later. THE THOMPSON DRY GOODS Co. Telephone Service. The exchange will run day and night , but only emergency and train service calls will be attended to between 10:30 p. m. and 7 a. m. m.C. C. I. HALL , Manager. I Stabbing Affair at Yuma. Yuma had a stabbing affair in a sa loon , a few days since , in which Frank Adams was stabbed by a man by the name of Rosecrans from Brush. Injuries not serious. 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. Music and Flowers. Saturday night will be "Flower Night" at McConnell & Berry's , when every lady customer will be presented with a fresh cut carnation. Don't Forget the Number when you want a good article of meat. It's 14. Nor the place to buy. That's , O. G. Vahue & Son's market. CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS. CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. in. 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. BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m. Preaching service at n ; subject , "Loy alty to the Master , " by Elder George Scott. B. Y. P. U. at 7. Union services in the Christian church at 8. Prayer meeting on Wednesday eveningat 8 p. m. T. L. KETMAN , Pastor. CHRISTIAN Bible school at 10 a. ni. Communion and social meeting at n. Union services at 8 o'clock , Rev. J. A. Badcon of the Methodist church to de liver the sermon. Prayer-meeting on Wednesday evening. T. P. BE ALL , Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at ip. Preaching at II. Subject. "Chris tian DiscipleshipMeans Service. " Union temperance meeting at 8. Address by Rev. J. A. Badcon. Prayer-meeting on Wednesday evening at 8. Sunday school at 10. W. J.TURNER , 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. METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni. Preaching at n. Subject"The Soldiers' Home Coming. " Epworth League at 7. Union gospel temperance sermon at the Congregational church at 8. Prayer and Bible service on Wednesday evening at 8. All are welcome. JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor. ADDITIONAL RAILROAD NEWSi Extra Agent Bush was at headquart ers , this week. Traveling Auditor Foreman checked the boys up , Tuesday and Thursday of this week. No. 3 was delayed over two hours , Wednesday night , by an obstereperous air-brake on one of the chair-cars , and other annoyances. Mrs. Henry Hanlein of Emporia , Kan sas , who has been visiting here for a few days , went down to Wymore , last Satur day , together with her young daughter. The Coming chool Entertainment. Friday evening , September ist , is the date determined upon for the entertain ment by the children of the public school for the benefit of the music fund of the school system , and the commodi ous lawn around A. Baruett's residence has been selected as the place for hold ing the entertainment. The varied pro gramme will open at 8:30 : and about two hours will be occupied in its rendering. The programme will consist of songs by the children , fancy drills , May-pole dance , selections by the Nebraska Bri gade band and the Male quartette. Refreshments will be served during the rendition of the programme. Ten cents will be charged as an admission fee , and 15 cents for the refreshments. Proceeds will be devoted to reimbursing Supt. Caviness for funds advanced and to constitute a fund from which to pay the running expenses of the music de partment of the school system. Please note that the tickets sold by the chil dren do not cover both admission and re freshments , but simply admission to the entertainment. Pieparations and rehearsals for this entertainment have been in progress for some time , under the direction of Mrs. A. P. Bonnet , who will be in charge of the music department of the public schools for the coming school year , a fact which guarantees a meritorious and attractive entertainment. This fact , to gether with the highly commendable object of the affair , should call forth a most liberal and willing patronage. Is Said to be Insane. It is now reported that Miss Viola Harlocker of Hastings , who is under $5,000 bond to appear at Hastings , Sep tember loth , to answer the charge of at tempting to kill Mrs. Charles Morey , with poisoned candy , has gone insane , and is now in an insane asylum at Jack sonville , Illinois. Miss Harlocker was taken to New York after the preliminary trial. It is now believed that her case will be closed with a verdict of insanity. Killed for Rubber-necking. Sunday , near Wray , Colorado , a boy named Harry Staininger was killed and a boy named Murdock was shot , but not fatally , by Henry Bartholoma , owner of a melon patch at which the lads were casting longing eyes as they passed along the field. A sad warning against rubber-necking. The farmer was afraid they would go in , and so took time by the fore-lock , as it were. Machine Oil. We can and will compete with all local or eastern dealers on Machine Oils. Let us quote you prices. MCCONNELL & BERRY. A Hot Box is unknown where threshers use McCon nell & Berry's high grade Cylinder Oil. RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS. J. F. Auiick is a new brakeuian. F. L. Munden is a new switchman. L. A. Hurlburt is enumerated among the ill. Asst. Snpt. Harris was down from Denver , Sunday. Eph. Benjamin has been promoted to extra conductor. J. W. Geringer of the switchmen crew is on the sick-list. Clell Pope has returned to duty , after a ten-days lay-off. Conductor B. L. McCarl has Conductor A. Knowland's run. J. E. Walters is threatened with an attack of typhoid fever. F. S. Harris is now in "charge of the material yards at Alliance. Brakeuian A. H. Washburn was an Indianola visitor , Thursday. T. E. McCarl has been elevated to the position of extra conductor. Harry Thompson is down from Den ver visiting George Buigess. D. M. Taylor has gone down to Hast ings to relieve James Woolard. C. W. Fuhleudorf is at Akron reliev ing Jamison , who is away on a leave of absence. Chief Dispatcher Forbes returned to duty , Monday , though not feeling like a fighting cock yet. Rufus Carlton went over to Norton , Kansas , first of the week , on his wheel , to visit his sister , Mrs. Grant Thompson. Robert , son of Conductor J. II. Burns , went up to Denver , Sunday night on 3 , to be the guest of Henry Harris for a little visit. William Hegenberger had his hand severely pinched at Kanona , Tuesday. Chris. Rasser went down to Hastings to relieve him. Conductor H. A. Rouch js enjoying a leave of absence and his first vibit in the mountains he is visiting in the Cripple- creek-Florence neighborhood. Ernest Cordeal will attend the state university at Lincoln , coming term. After that he expects to go to some east ern university for a year or two. Conductor Frank Kendlen went up to Denver , Monday night on 3 , to join his wife and party in their visit in the mountains. Conductor A. L. Knowland has his run meanwhile. General Supt. Calvert was out as far as Wray , Tuesday night , going east on 12 , Wednesday morning , in Supt. Camp bell's private car.the supt.accompanying him as far as Hastings. Brakeman L. M. Best had the thumb and second finger of his right hand mashed at Yuma , this morning , while making a coupling in switching in the yard there. The bones of both thumb and finger are thought to be broken. General Supt. Calvert came out on No. 3 , Sunday night , on business con nected with the recent experiment at oiling the track between Trenton and Stratton. He was slightly , hurt in the wreck at Denton. He went east , Tues day morning on 12 , in Supt. Campbell's private car 10. John R. Frederickson had his right leg broken , Thursday morning , in the shops , while helping to move an ash pan weighing about 1,000 pounds into posi tion under a locomotive. The pan was being moved on rollers and some of them got out of place , letting the heavy weight down on Frederickson's leg and fractur ing same badly between ankle and knee. His family , together with the family of his brother-in-law , M. Lawritson , is vis iting in Idaho. No. 3 , Sunday evening , was in collis- jon with freight 76 , a double header , at Denton , near Lincoln. No one was ser iously or severely injured and the dam age to rolling stock and freight was not heavy. Indeed it was a most fortunate accident , when the possibilities of loss of life and property are considered. The stock train had backed onto a switch to allow the passenger to pass ; but the switch was too small to hold all the cars , and part of the train was being switched onto another side-track of similar capacity. All the cars were on the switch , but both engines of the freight train were on the main line , when No. 3 came rapidly around the curve and struck them. None of the cars were derailed , but all three engines were considerably dam aged. The freight train had a numerous cargo of horses , but none of them being killed or badly hurt. The flagman sent out did not succeed in his mission for some reason. All the trainmen jumped and were uninjured. No. 3 did not reach here until about three on Monday morning. MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS. It is at the new drug store , The people gather in by the score To buy their drugi , paints and oils , And prescriptions , filled for sores and boils. So you should always find the Uoor And buy your drugs of D. W. Loar. Hammocks at McMillen's. Buy Acme cement plaster at Bullard's. The typhoid fever days are here , the deadliest of the year. Wall paper , paints , oils and glass at McMillen's drug store. THE TRIBUNE will club with any pa per you may want. Try it. Call up 19 if you have any newspaper or job printing business to do. Repairing promptly and neatly done at The Old Reliable shoe store. Redwillow already sports a telephone line. Howe Smith is central at the eie- vator. Call up No. i and order some of Bui- lard's S.-B. coal the best conl in town ; can't be beat in Colorado. O. G. Vahue & Son , properly trans lated , means the best of everything in the meat line. Call and see. GIRL WANTED To do general house work. Inquire at residence of Mrs. Mary Mullen , Marshall street. This year has been a record breaker in the amount of lumber used , which no doubt accounts for the high prices now prevailing. Three car-loads of naval recruits went west on No. 3 , Monday night , bound for Mare island , and ultimately for the Philippine service. Notwithstanding John Showers lives at Rain , the people in that locality are not web-footed , and navigation by water is"rather limited. S.-B. might stand for something bet ter , but it stands for Semi-Bituminous coal at Bullard's and there is nothing better. Telephone No. i. Early in the week , J. G. Stokes moved from his old quarters in the Hamilton building into the Stern building , lately occupied by the postoffice. Strange that phone No. I should reach the place where you can buy No. i coal and lumber. Call them up and Bullards will see that you get \vhat you want. In the interest of the library fund of the public schools , Messrs..McConnell & Berry will donate the proceeds of their soda fountain on Friday , September 8th , day and evening. The Hastings street fair , that is to be held September 18 to 23 , promises to be the grandest affair of its kind ever wit nessed and the best of it is free. Grand display of fireworks every night. The Preparatory School at Lincoln of fers the best advantages to young people who wish to prepare for the University or for life. It is the Mecca of the state for thorough preparation. Write for an nouncements. All the proceeds of their soda fount ain will be donated by Messrs. McCon nell & Berry on Friday , September 8th. day and evening , for the benefit of the library fund of the public schools. We need scarcely urge upon the public a liberal patronage on this date. The Hastings free street fair and car nival which takes place Sept. 18 to 23 , promises to be one of the liveliest enter tainments in Nebraska. There will be free music , free street entertainment , and plenty of good old-fashioned games. All railroads leading to Hastings will run excursion trains. There will be four big parades at Hast ings , Nebraska , week of September IS. worth going miles to see. The flower parade , which promises to be a gorgeous affair , takes place on Monday afternoon. The civic parade with allegorical floats , 5,000 men in line , on Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday evening there will be a mas querade street carnival parade with fire works. The firemen of Nebraska will have a monster parade Wednesday morning. Fiyo-Curo. We have been out of Fiyo-Curo , our remedy for protecting stock from flies , but now have a fresh supply. Don't let your stock suffer. MCCONNELL & BERRY. HELLO. NO. I 4- ! Yes. O. G. Vahue & Son , of course. Best meats of all kinds. Among educators , the Preparatory School at Lincoln is the most favorably talked of school for preparation in the state. Its instructors are well known specialists. Write for third annual an nouncement.