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EIGHTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , SEPTEMBER 1 , 1899. NUMBER 16 ' <
Gone to His Reward.
Walter , son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sly ,
who live on the Robert Barr ranch about
fifteen miles southwest of this city ,
passed away , last Friday , after an illness
of about two weeks with typhoid fever.
The announcement of his death was
quite a shock to many of his friends ,
xvho thought he was progressing satis
factorily with his fever ; but a heart
complication quickly brought the young
life to a close.
The funeral services were held in the
Congregational church of McCook , Sun
day afternoon , August 27111 at two
o'clock. Rev. L. A. Turner of Itidianola
preaching the sermon , and Rev. W. J.
Turner of McCook assisting. The church
was filled with sympathetic friends from
the Redwillow , where the deceased for
merly resided , as well as from the city ,
and the neighboihood in which his
young life went out. Interment was
made in Riverview cemetery. The hearts
of many go out to the bereaved parents
nd family in their sorrow and loss.
[ WALTER SLY was born in Tazewell
county , Illinois , July 6th , 1876 , and died
on the Robert Ban ranch southwest of
McCook , Nebraska , August 25th , 1899 ,
aged 23 years , I month , and 15 days.
One brother and one sister have preced
ed him : father , mother and two sisters
remain. The departed was a noble
young man , well beloved by all who
knew him. His life was full of smiles
and hearty greetings for all , and his
death is deeply and truly mourned by
all who knew him ]
We here express our heart's gratitude
to the many kind friends who assisted
* is and to all whose S3'inpathy and prayers -
' ers were extended to us in our late sick-
iiess and bereavement ; and especially to
those who remembered us with beautiful
flowers at our home. To all it is our
prayer that your homes may never feel
the great sorrow that has the third time
come to us in the death of beloved
Walter. MR. AND MRS. JOHN SLY
Three Score and More.
Three score and more to be accurate ,
just 77 young people of the city drove
out to L. A. Colter's farm , close of last
week , and indulged in the luscious de
lights of melon eating not a few ; having
a high old time , as all agree. The drive
\if of the young people through the city
was accompanied by the usual musical
demonstration. The slight memento
left the host and hostess has called forth
the following word of acknowledgement
from them :
To the young people of McCook :
Please accept our sincere thanks for the
very nice present. This kind remem
brance will ever remain fresh in our
memory. May God bless and ever keep
you are the wishes of your friends ,
MR. AND MRS. L. A. COLTER.
-McCook , Nebr. , August 26th , 1899.
Had a Big Time.
Rev. W. J. Turner chaperoned a party
< of3rouths of the city , early iu the week ,
in a cauiping-out experience up on the
Redwillow creek. The party went out
on Monday and returned on Wednesday.
They were well equipped for the purpose
Avith tent and cooking utensils and en
joyed the outing immensely all the
boys. Thej' fished , did their own cook
ing and had a fine time generally. There
was a small rebellion against the way
the chaperone cooked the fish , but this
matter was easily compromised and the
fooys cooked them just as crisp as they
-wanted them after that. There were nine
"boys in the party : Bruce Campbell ,
Harold and Robert Sutton , Horace Cole ,
Lloyd Wood , Fay Brewer , Coy Burnett ,
Charles Kelley and W. J. Turner.
Death Ends Her Sufferings.
"Long a sufferer with consumptionMrs.
William Francisco passed from earth on
Wednesday morning , aged 30 years. Her
.husband , Engineer Francisco , and one
child , a daughter about six years old ,
survive her. Her parents and two or
three sisters have gone the way of all
flesh with the same fell disease. Other
sisters survive her some of them simi
larly afflicted. The funeral services will
3ie held in St. Patrick's church , tomor
row morning at ten o'clock. Interment
in Calvary. All S3'mpathy and consola
tion to the bereaved.
Will Receive the Boys.
The Knights of Pythias are laving
plans for a big reception to their brother
kuight , Stephen Belles , recently re
turned from the Philippines. It is pro
posed to have a banquet at the Commer
cial house and to invite in all the soldier
boys in this county who were with the
gallant boys in the island campaign.
The affair will be a rouser and a fit trib
ute to the soldier boys we all delight to
Last Night's Entertainment.
The entertainment by the pupils and
friends of Misses Mima Richardson and
Helen Groff in the opera house , last
evening , was but fairly well patronized ,
suffering somewhat by its nearness to
the school entertainment tonight. Most
of the entertainment was unique , but as
a whole the affair is well spoken of by
those present. The Philippine curios
shown and described were interesting.
The Committee Meets.
The members of the Republican coun "
ty central committee met in Indianola ,
Tuesday , and issued , a call for the coun
ty convention , which will be held iu
Indianola , Saturday , September i6th ,
at one o'clock. The full text of the call
will be found at the head of our editorial
, * > /
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
License to marry was issued to Mark
S. Parks and Julia Gortl , both of this
A Hot Box
is unknown where threshers use McCon
uell & Berry's high grade Cylinder Oil. :
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
L. W. Cox and family were Indianola ,
visitors , Sunday.
MARY E. HOLMES has returned to
Tecnmseh , Nebraska.
R. M. OSBURN was an Oxford visitor ,
Sunday , between trains.
MRS. MARY MULLEN arrived home ,
Tuesday , from her trip east.
J. R. EASLEY of McConnell & Berry's
spent Sunday in Cambridge.
FRANK CARRUTH returned , mid-week ,
from his outing in the mountains.
MKS. C. E. POPE and Robert visited
Oxford relatives , Sunday , between trains.
MRS. J. A. SNYDER and Miss Ella are
visiting in Port Townsencl , Washington.
MRS. S. L. GREEN and Mrs. Spickel-
mier visited friends near Bartley , Sun
Miss MYRTLE PRONGER arrived home ,
Wednesday night , from her trip to Chi
MR. AND MRS. WALLACE THOMPSON
of Trenton were city visitors , last Friday
MRS. J. W. SPIKER and the family
spent the day , Sunday , in Cauibridge-on-
MRS. F. M. KlMMELL , Master Schell
and Miss Mokko returned from Lincoln ,
MRS. C. H. MEEKER returned home ,
Saturday night , from her visit in the
eastern part of the state.
Miss MILLIE SLABY departed , this
morning , for Peru , where she will enter
the state normal school.
Miss KITTIE STANGLAND departed ,
today , for Bartley , where she will teach
during the coming term.
MRS. DENNIS CULLEN and the young
er children arrived home , early in the
week , from their Hastings visit.
SENATOR THURSTON was on the spec
ial carrying the boys home from the
Philippines. He met the bo3's at Den
WALT RATCLIFK , the Stratton base
lall magnate , was in the city , Wednes
day night. The "fans" all took to the
MR. AND MRS. WM. MCCALLUM came
up from Indianola , Sunday evening on
5 , to enable Mrs. McCallum to take No.
6 to Omaha.
Miss IDA BRINTON departed for Des
Moines , Iowa , mid-week , after a visit of
a week or two with her parents and the
MRS. A. PROBST and the younger
children departed , last Saturday , for
Independence , Mo. , where her parents
and a married sister live.
COUNTY CLERK C. L. ALLEN and T.
J Floyd of the Trenton Register were in
the city , last Friday evening , on their
way to Omaha , to take in the "midway. "
ADJUTANT GENERAL BARRY of Lin- '
coin and Inspector General Lumlean of
York , of the Governor's staff , were here
to meet and greet the First on their way °
MR. AND MRS. W. W. McMiLLEN and
daughter Bertha departed , Tuesda3T , for
the east , to visit relatives in Pennsyl
vania and elsewhere during their ab
C. F. COLLINS of the Bennet Union
was among those who came to this point
to greet the bo3'S of the Fighting First
on their way home. We acknowledge a
fraternal visit of pleasure.
\V. E. WEST and family will depart ,
Tuesday night , for New Whatcom ,
Wash. , to make his home there where
he formerly resided. They will go via
Lincoln to Billings on the Burlington.
DR. A. P. WELLES and Thomas Ben
nett departed , this morning , for Phila
delphia on the G. A. R. excursion. The
doctor will remain in the Cit3' of Broth
erly Love about three weeks , taking a
special course in his profession.
G. W. HENKLE and daughter of Be !
atrice were city visitors , Tuesda3 * , on
their way home from spending a week
in the mountains of Colorado. He has
some real estate interests in our city , >
which engaged his attention in part
CAPTAIN ADAMS of Superior , Judge
Reese of Broken Bow , and Senator Gra
ham of Beatrice , who is also postmaster
at that city , were the official represen ?
tatives of the G. A. R. of the state hereto
to assist in the welcome extended to the
BENJ. BAKER has arrangements made
to make a visit in the state of Washing
ton. He will leave for that state , next
Monday a week , and expects to make j ; .
pretty thorough investigation of its re
sources. He has some property and a
married son living there. :
SHERIFF NELSON , Attorney A. H.
Kid and S. S. Peters of the Express , all
of Beatrice , formed the delegation that
came from the pride of the Blue to greet
the bo3'S of the First. The sheriff had a :
son in the regiment , and his eagerness
and anxiety to see the special pull into
this station was something great.
MISSES MAUD CORDEAL and Selma' ai
Noren and Messrs. O. B. Thorgrimson aiai
and L. C. Dole indulged in a select pic
nic iu the park at Redwillow , Sunda3' . U
The band met them at the depot and
escorted them to the park. They went tlC
down on 12 and returned home on 5 , tl
having had a delightfully warm day. tlbi >
PRIVATE PATTERSON of ' bias
"L" better known as the Thurston tl
rifles of Omaha made this office a brief tlcc
visit during his short sta3' in this city. re
He was formerly of the News-Reporter , tr
Gretna , and expects to resume the news fu
paper work in the Papilhon Times cc
Fudge Howard's great unwashed paper. ccA
MRS. A. L. CAVINESS arrived home ,
ruesday noon on I , from her vacation
in Michigan. The superintendent was
detained a few hours in Chicago , and
3id not return until 3 , the same night , ItO )
rhe superintendent at once adjusted
bis harness and set to work on his prep
arations for the opening of the fall term
jf school , next Monday morning , Sep-
Welcome the Fighting First.
That the people of McCook are en
thusiastically patriotic and wide-awake
was again demonstrated , Tuesday morn
ing of this week , in the reception ac
corded the Fighting First Nebraska boys
upon their first stop in their native o
adopted state. After vexatious and re
peated delays , until the special wai
turned over to the old reliable Burling
ton route , the first section of the specia
pulled into this station shortly before
eleven o'clock , Tuesday morning. Due
and full notice had been given of the
approach of the train , by sounding
whistles and wringing bells , about ai
hour before the train arrived , so that
the people of the city , surrounding
country , and visiting delegations from
various towns and cities of the state
were on hand at the depot in force , al
eager to catch a first glance at a familiar
form and feature. The entrance of the
train into the west end of the yard was
the signal for a tremendously noisy ova
tion and welcome to the gallant boys.
Every available whistle and bell in the
city was drafted into the service of mak
ing a noise. The mosquito battery
belched forth its loud welcome , from
thousands of throats went forth the
same gladsome refrain , and the city's
pride the Nebraska Brigade band
entered the lists with harmonious en
thusiasm , and it was a wild moment a
touchingly pathetic moment in some in
stances and ever and always enthusi
astic and genuine.
At the depot the boys were met and
welcomed by a delegation of old soldiers
and ladies of the relief corps , who es
corted them to the tables nearby where
the hungry heroes were given a generous
lunch and breakfast. This performance
was repeated with the second and third
sections until all were fed , and still there
was food to spare after all the brave lads
had taken their departure for their re
spective homes over the stace amidst
heartiest cheering , "tigers" and good
It was a privilege and a pleasure for
the people of McCook to give this wel
come and reception , and this pleasure
was greatly heightened by the evident
appreciation of the soldier boys , whose
martial spirits were fired anew by the
sound of the cannon , the music and the
patriotic decorations everywhere in
bright tri-color evidence.
Business was practically suspended
during the reception , everyone adding
his mite to the heartiness and joy of the
occasion , which has never been excelled
in this part of Nebraska for spirit and
enthusiasm. Lower Main avenue , as it
leads away from the depot was gaily
decorated with flags and bunting ; in fact
the colors were everywhere in evidence ,
even the tables being covered in part by
patriotic bunting. The scene , as it canie
to the eye of ex-Commander of the Ne
braska G. A. R. , Captain Claire Adams ,
was one of the most inspiring he had
ever witnessed , and the affair was , in his
estimation , a high tribute to the people
of McCook , who never fail when such
matters are placed in their hands.
The soliciting of the refreshments and
their serving at the large tables specially
erected in lower Main aveuue for the
svent , was in the hands of the ladies of
the Vesta club , and the ladies with
their assistants acquitted themselves of
that great undertaking most creditably
indeed. And the rapid work was most
trying in the hot sun of that torrid daj' .
The Nebraska Brigade band came infer
for its full meed of praise for the de
lightful music rendered by them during
the stay of each section in the city
ind handling instruments in that broil
ing sun was no mere pastime , either.
Bert Colter has a fine display of curiI
jsities from the Philippines.
The Mosquito battery , Captain John
Eloxby in command , was in evidence as
istial , and saluted without incident. j
The Baptist brethren indulged in the
pleasure of a picnic in a little grove on
he Flitcraft-Wilcox ranch , Tuesday.
His comrades in arms say that when
Steve Belles drew a bead on one of the
ittle brown fellows there was always
ne more good Filipino.
There were txvo Spaniards with the
egiment , one of them having a record
is a fighter for the American cause.
Neither were enlisted men , however.
All the engines and cars carrying the r
irst were appropriately decorated
ome of them very tastefully with designs - s
signs , words of welcome and words set-
ing forth their accomplishments. c
Red Willow county's representatives
n the regiment all stopped off at this
joint. They were : Harry C. Steers.
Jert Colter , Stephen D. Belles , Jr. , Bert
> abtree , Fred Kinghom.Fred Freyand
The round-house men and their fami-
ies are entitled to much credit for their
art in the success of the reception.
Besides donating the coffee for 315 gal-
ons of the amber fluid , about $40 in
ash , they willingly donated their labor
building the long string of tables put
ip on Main avenue at which the boys
vere fed When it conies to generosity
ind willingness , the round-house boys
nd their wives never take a back seat.
The officers and men of the First were :
manitnous and loud in their praise of "
he manner in which the people of Mc-
k received them and fed them. As
he regiment proceeded eastward the
oys frequently referred to the euthusi-
.stic and generous reception accorded
hem here a personal letter from Lin-
oln says that the first thing the boys
emarked about when they got off the \
rain there was concerning the delight-
ul , warm-hearted and enthusiastic wel-
otne given to them out in McCook.
md they meant it.
Don't Forget the Number
-hen you want a good article of meat , ;
t's 14. Nor the place to buy. That's
. G. Vahue & Son's market.
HELLO. NO. 14- !
Yes. O. G. Vahue & Son , of course ,
test meats of all kinds.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. ni.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 : , a. ni. .
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 : p. in.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HlCKEY , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni.
Preaching at n. Subject"The Love of
Christ. " Epworth League at 7. Preach
ing at 8. Subject , "The Power of the
Gospel. " Prayer and Bible service on
Wednebday evening at 8. All are wel
come. JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Sunday morning at nee
o'clock , Morning Prayer and Litany.
Sunday evening at 8:00 o'clock , Evening
Prayer. Sunday-school at 10:00 : a. in.
Frida3f evening lecture at 8:00 : o'clock.
Holy communion the first Sunday iu
HOWARD STOY , Rector.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. ni.
Preaching service at n. Junior Union
at 3. B. Y. P. U. at 7. Preaching at 8.
The Lord's Supper will be administered
at the close of the morning service. The
pastor will preach both morning and
evening. All are welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. Preaching at n. Subject. "The
Power of God Unto Salvation. " Y. P.
S. C. E. consecration meeting at 7.
Preaching at 8. Three nature sermons.
First , "The Earth. " Text , Ps. xcvs : ,
And his hands formed the dry land. "
Prayer-meeting on Wednesday evening
at 8. W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
There will be services at the Garden
Prairie and Spring Creek appointments
on next Sunday at the usual hours.
These will be the final sermons of the
J. A. Badcon will speak at Benkelman ,
Labor day , Monda3' , Sept. 4th , for the
A. O. U. W. lodge of that county.
G. W. Starks was up from Oxford ,
Agent Thomson was a Denver visitor ,
Monda3' , on business.
Edna and Scott 811103- are here from
Sheridan , W3 < oniing , visiting friends.
A. G. Borneman went up to Denver ,
Sunday night last , returning on Monda3' ,
accompanied by Mrs. Borneman.
Engineer J. H. Moore and famil3' re-
urned home , Thursday morning , from
Colorado , where they have been canip-
ng for the past few weeks.
J. E , , Leary , night opeiator at Brush ,
Colorado , has resigned and has applied
or a position in the dispatchers' office
of the D. & R. G. at Denver. He visited
n the city , todays
Engineer Viersen and wife and sister-
n-law , Irene Bradlev , all of Hastings ,
lave been visiting Engineer and Mrs.
? had Shepherd , this week. From here
he guests go on to Denver , to witness
ulia Gortl were united iu marriage at
he home of Conductor O. R. Aniick ,
Vednesday evening , Rev. T. P. Beall of
he Christian church officiating. Con
ADDITIONAL PERSONALS. u
J. G. SCHOBEL has a younger brother
MARCELLA HALLIGAN returned to
Sutton , todav- .
MRS. BASS of Indianola is the guest of
Mrs. W. R. Starr.
MRS. C. E. THORNBURG is the guest
of Mrs. H. H. Tartsch.
Miss HELEN GROFF will leave for
Lincoln , in the morning.
JUDGE NORRIS is in the city , toda3' ,
on a little matter of business. a
MRS S. E. GRIGGS was up from Hol- :
drege , Thursda3 * , between trains.
MRS. J. R. PHELAN is down from Alli
ance , the guest of her daughter , Mrs. W. :
MRS. D. L. McBRiDE and Emma >
were down from the ranch in Frontier
county , Saturday.
MRS. WALTER BABCOCK came up
from Cambridge , Thursday * noon , on a
short visit to relatives.
Miss ELLA LEONARD arrived in the a
cit3' , Thursday evening , to be on hand
for the teachers' meeting , tomorrow. >
MRS. SARAH SPICKELMIER returned , >
last night , from visiting Mrs. J. A. Mc-
Main , near Freedom , Frontier count3' .
MAGGIE CULLEN has retired from the
Model and has taken a position in Dr.
Gage's office as clerk , stenographer , etc. :
Miss ELIZABETH THOMSON arrived
borne , last Saturday night , from her ,
summer vacation , most of which was
spent at Ypsilanti , Mich.
MR. AND MRS. A. McMiLLEN depart
ed , this morning , on a visit in the old
iiome , Somerset count3' , Penna. , and
nher points east.
Louis SoESS went down to Crete ,
3unda3 * , to see the children , end from
he to to make
here went on Chicago
"all purchases for the Cash Bargain store. ti
MISSES MINNIE AND MAY WHITTA- li :
arrived home Friday from
vER , , 2.
Colorado Springs , where they have been 2.V
injoying a vacation and outing of a few IK
MRS. F. H. HIGGINS and daughter C !
\.nna of Kansas City arrived in the city , et
Chursday noon , from Pawnee City , in etSi
iearch o'f health for Miss Anna. They Si
ire guests of their cousin , F. M. Kimtnell. \ \
Was Quite Enthusiastic ,
The attendance upon the concert by M
he Nebraska Brigade band , last Saturpi
lay evening , was large. This is not an to
musual fact , for when the weather is at lo
ill fair , large attendance is the rule ; but hs
n the feature of appreciation and apth
ilause the crowd was quite unusually m
lemonstrative , warmly giving the glad be
land a number of times. er
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
W. L. Reynolds succeeds G. L. Rifen-
bery as flagman.
James Woolard has resigned and C. C.
Scnnlau has been discharged.
Conductor II. A. Rouch and family
arrived home , Thursday night.
Brakeman W. F. Piersall is laying off
on account of the serious illness of his
New brakemen and switchmen : J. F.
Amick , S. S. Hall , W. S. Brink and B.
Conductor and Mrs. J. W. Line arrived
home , first of the week , from their visit
in Vermont and other points east
Sand has been delivered on the ground
and the work will shortly be inaugurated
of laying the brick walk at the depot.
The receivers of the B. and O. system ,
during their administration , spent $35-
000,000 in improvements , equipment
Engineer Noren and family , this week ,
moved into the Cronkhite residence ,
where they will make their home for
Nearly every week produces evidence
that the company means that its em
ployes shall pay their debts , or give good
reasons why not.
To ask the company to help collect a
iquor bill amounts to either a resigna
tion or a discharge. The company
wisely draws the line there.
Conductor and Mrs. G.V. . Willetts ,
Mrs. May Clary and Walter Sayers took
n the picnic at Lyons , Colorado , Sun-
lay , returning home , Monday.
Asst. Supt. Harris was down from
Denver , Saturday , on business. He also
accompanied the First Nebraska special
lere and on to Hastings , Tuesday.
Since that fine boy baby came at
? rank Rank's home , last Saturday'tnorn -
ng , Frank has been stepping so high
hat his knees interfere with his chin.
Miss Allie Enright , who has been vis-
ting her brother. Conductor T. F. En-
right , for sex-eral weeks , departed for
icr home in Mason City , Iowa. Tuesday
The shed from which the coal is sup
plied to the depot buildings during the
winter is being considerably enlarged ,
necessitating the removal of the train
men's shed a short distance.
Mr. Coates , agent of the Galena Oil
Co. , was at headquarters , Thursday. He
is western agent of the concern and
makes his borne at Denver. The com
pany's headquarters is at Franklin , Pa.
Mrs. E. M. Cox and the children
went down to Hastings , Thursday morn
ing , to see Conductor Cox , who is on
the Plastings-Oberlin run during the ab
sence of Conductor Quiglej- the east.
The automatic block signal is only
partially responsible for errors in signals
once in 30,000 signals. Abouf one en
tirely erroneous signal is made in one
million movements , which is a better
result than can possibly be secured from
any system of block signals depending
upon human agency.
Two new tanks have just been received
at Western division headquarters. They
are of the latest pattern and for use on
the company's fast runs. Having a
water capacity of 5,000 gallons and a
coal capacity of twelve tons. This will [
mean a big saving of time , and Neigh i
bor thinks they are strictly all right.
The largest cargo of railroad materials
jver taken from any port of the United
btaatesat one time , on August I2th , left tl
Philadelphia. It consisted of forty
Baldwin locomotives and tenders and
eighteen steel railroad bridges , for the
Chinese Eastern railroad. Besides there
ivere several tons of miscellaneous cargo.
The drum corps returned home , last
Saturday night , from their trip to Wy-
nore , where they covered themselves all
jver with glory. The boys were selected
is the headquarters and staff drum
orps and received all colors of compli-
nents upon their playing. They had a
rail to Beatrice , but were not able to ac-
Conductor and Mrs. Frank Kendlen b
f our city , Mrs. Mary Stevens and Miss
Vlary Stevens of Lincoln , who have been
ipending a few weeks in the mountains ,
irrived home , Tuesday morning on 2. tl
Hiss Stevens departed on Wednesday
uorning , for Lincoln , where she is em- ;
loyed in the land commissioner's office [
is : stenographer.
The Pennsylvania has recently sent irj
ut from its Altoona shops a new class irjni
f the locomotive flyer , class "E 1" , nioi
vhich is doing remarkable work. On
uly3tst engine 700 of this class made ai
he run from Camden to Atlantic City ,
vith eight cars weighing 526,650 pounds ,
arrying 369 passengers , 58 3 miles , at tl
he rate 0 69.3 miles an hour , covering tl
o 6 miles at the average rate of Si.6
niles an hour , 24.9 miles of the distance aioi
the rate of 63 miles an hour.
The great Trans-Siberian railroad ,
vhich is being pushed to completion in
vith all possible speed by the Russian oc
government , has no equal in many re- och
pects on earth. The system will com- re
tieuce with 6,000 miles of track , before
ny feeders are built. The longest con-
inuous line on the North Americrn con-
inent is the Canadian Pacific ; its main
ine from Victoria to Montreal is but foG
.900 miles long. The distance from G
Hadivostock to St. Petersburg will be
6,700 miles. ce
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kendlen of Meni
ook , Neb. , Mrs. and Miss Mary Stev-
ns of Lincoln , Neb. , Miss Dollie Ha3'-
en of Indianola , Neb. , and Miss Kate >
iullivan of Salida , arrived in the city ,
Wednesday , and were the guests of Mr.
nd Mrs. Julian Hulaniski , of whom
bey' are old time friends and neighbors. anwl
Ir. Kendlen is an old time and popular
assenger conductor on the Q , Denver
Lincoln. The party could not tarry
jng and departed , the next day , after
aving visited Box canon , with which
bey were enraptured , and viewing the
lajestic mountains that wall in our lot
eautiful city. The Silverite-Plaindeal- Lt
, Ouray , Colo.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
It is at the new drug store ,
The people gather in by the score
To buy their dnigi , pnints 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.
Monday will be a holiday at the shops
School entertainment on A. Barnett's
lawn , tonight.
Harry Thompson returned to Denver ,
Wall paper , paints , oils and glass at
McMillen's drug store.
TIJK TRIHUNK will club with any pa
per you may want. Try it.
Call up 19 if yon have any newspaper
or job printing business to do.
Repairing promptly and neatly done
at The Old Reliable shoe store.
Others MAY sell lumber. We KNOW
Bullard does. Does he sell YOU ?
The present plan is to open the Com
mercial house on the tenth of the month.
Oh , there are others ! Yes , but they
are not like Bullard's Semi-Bituminous.
Havana , Frontier county , is a new
postofiice. It is supplied from Indian
Two large and two small nicely furn
ished rooms for rent. Enquire at 204
O. G. Vahne & Son , properly trans
lated , means the best of everything in
the meat line. Call and see.
Do you know what Compo-Board it , ?
We didn't until we saw it. You can see
sample and get prices at Billiards.
The telephone line was , this morning ,
completed east as far as Cambridge.
Office in James Johns' drug store.
We have on the car enough i8-inch
stone to curb a 50 foot front. Who wants
it ? W.C.Bullard&Co. Phone i.
Parties were down from Hayes county ,
Tuesday , after a burial case for Mrs.
John Heinlein's sister , just deceased.
A little local wind-storm blew down
and destroyed G. B.Dinimitt's windmill ,
Monday , on the farm a few miles north
west of the city.
Word of a private nature from Chicago
announces the birth of another boy to
Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Spearman. Sun
A child of Fred Unger , who lives on
Ash creek , died on Wednesday , and was
buried in the Ash creek cemetery , Thurs-
ilay. It was a twin child.
Don't lose sight of the fact that Sep
tember 8th is Library day. McConuell
. Berry donate the entire receipts of
their soda fountain to the fund.
Two false fire alarms , this week. You
ivill have no false alarms if you burn
Jullard's Semi-Bituminous coal ; you get
fire every time. Phone No. r.
The new management of the Comuier-
ial hotel unloaded a car-load of furnit-
ire at the hostelry , Thursday. Every-
.hing will be new from the skillets up.
The Ladies circle of the G. A. R. will
neet in regular session on September ist.
his afternoon , at half past two o'clock.
Ill members are requested to be present.
And September 8th will be Library
lay. Remember that on that day Mc
Donnell & Berry will donate the entire
eceipts of their soda fountain to the
Labor Day , Monday' , September 4th ,
vill witness a foot ball game between
he B. & M. and Athletic clubs at the
all ; park. Game will be called at four
The writer has no recollection of a
verse season for flies. So annoying are
hey to cattle and horses as to be a
reat pest. Many horses are rendered
uite frantic by their constant bites.
A lady agent who has been canvassing
the city , this week , has attracted
tiore than passing attention on account
if her colored maid-in-waiting whom
verybody agrees is "just too sweet for
The First Nebraska is homeagain. We
re all proud of them and of the record
hey : have made. We are also proud of
he : record that our S.-B. coal is making
nd want you to try it and become one
f Bullard's satisfied customers.
The burning of some Russian thistles
South McCook , Wednesday , was the
ccasion of a fire alarm , to which the
ook and ladder boys responded , but
eturned to the hall
city after making a
artial run to that part of the city.
The city fathers were in session , Mon-
ay evening. Salary bills of the police
jrce were allowed , and the bill ofj. J.
rarrard for $6.30 for meals for tramps.
designation of Marshal Jordan was ac-
epted and J. G. Rogers , the night police-
lan , was appointed to succeed him.
The fire department was called over
the residence of John F. Custer , Tues-
ay afternoon , by a gasoline stove fire ,
ut it was not necessary to connect the
ese and throw any water. A neighbor
nd a bed-quilt extinguished the fire ,
hich was confined to a pantry in which
le stove was located. The interior of
ae pantry was considerably damaged.
We can and will compete with all
cal or eastern dealers on Machine Oils ,
et us quote you prices.
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