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EIGHTEENTH YEAR MeCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 27 , 1899. NUMBER 24
Another Old Settler Gone.
Last Saturday morning , Allen A. Phil-
lippi of Valley Grange precinct passed
to Iris long home after an illness of a few
weeks of terrible suffering with a car
buncle on the back of his head , blood
poisoning finally causing death. The
deceased was one of the earliest settlers
of this section of Red Willow county ,
having lived here just twenty-one years
on the month of his death. His im
mense size and weight made him one of
the marked men of this section of the
state weighing as he did in the neigh
borhood of 350 pounds. He carried
$1,000 insurance in the Star of Jupiter ,
which will be a welcome assistance to
the family , now bereft of the husband
and father and supporter. The bereaved
wife , chil-lreu , mother and brother have
the sincerest sympathy of a large circle
of friends in this great sorrow. The fol
lowing obituary is from the pen of a
neighbor and friend of the family :
[ ALLEN A. PHILLIPPI was born in
Somerset county , Pennsylvania , May 16 ,
1854. He passed away from earth on
Saturday morning , Oct. 21 , 1899 , aged
45 year , 5 months and 5 days.
At about ten years of age he moved ,
with his parents and the family , to
Whiteside county , Illinois. On Nov. 13 ,
1876 , he was united in marriage with
Miss Paulina Tartchner , who , with five
children survives him. Their seven
children , with one exception , were all
born in Red Willow county , Neb.
Mr. Phtllippi , with his wife and one
child , came to this county in Oct. 1878 ,
just twenty-one years ago. They came
in a covered wagon from Illinois , and
were five weeks on the way. They lived
for a short lime on the south side of the
place now occupied by M. C. Maxwell.
There were no houses between that
place and the Phillippi homestead at
that time , except a stone house built by
Mr. Pickeus on his place.
Mr. Phillippi lived to see many
changes in this county ; and he and his
wife have followed" number of their
friends to the grave ; among them a
daughter , seven months old , and their
son Ben , a 3'oung man about nineteen.
He was a kind-hearted man and a
good neighbor. As the years went by
he seemed to love his family and
friends more and enjoyed being with
them. He seemed to think he might
siot recover from his last sickness , and
wanted his wife or some friend to be
near him all the time. His funeral was
largely attended. His neighbors and
friends for miles around , as well as the
people of McCook , attended the services
at the Baptist church , Sunday afternoon ,
and many followed his remains to their
last resting place , and now we say ;
"Rest in peace" . ]
'Mrs. Phillippi and her family , and his
aged mother , all wish to thank Rev. T.
I , . Ketman and all the friends aud
neighbors for their kindness and sym
pathy during the sickness and after the
death of their beloved husband , father
RESOLUTION OF SYMPATHY.
Whereas , It has pleased God to re
move from earth our well esteemed
brother , A. A. Philippi , who died Octo
ber 21 , 21 , 1899 ; and
Whereas , Sister Philippi has lost a
kind and devoted husband and her chil
dren a loving father , be it
Resolved , That McCook lodge No. I ,
Star of Jupiter , extends its sincere sym
pathy to Sister Philippi and children in
their sorrow ; that a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to the bereaved family
and that the local papers be requested to
publish same. MRS. MAX ANTON ,
H. G. BORNEMAN ,
Instructive , Helpful Addresses.
The addresses delivered in the Con
gregational church , last Sunday after
noon aud evening , by Mrs. Preuszner of
Lawrence , Kansas , were full of interest
and instruction to parents , and especial
ly to Sunday-school teachers. She ad
vocated the application of the modern
and more rational methods of common
school teaching to Sunday-school teach
ing , laying the greatest stress upon the
vital importance of imparting religious
instruction to the children in early
childhood. She made use of the black
board in analyzing and describing the
endowments and tendencies of the child ,
and withal gave many very helpful sug
gestions to parents and teachers in the
methods of the early training and teach
ing of the children especially through
tl . Sunday-school. The evening service
was union meeting of the several Prot
estant churches of the city.
William J. Bryan. Tomorrow.
Hon. William J. Bryan is announced
to speak in McCook , tomorrow , and a
great time is expected by the Fusion
forces of Red Willow county. The fa
mous silver leader may be expected to
draw a large crowd.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
C. A. LEACH is visiting his parents in
Germantown , this state.
I. M. BEARDSLEE drove up from In-
dianola , yesterday , on a little business.
MRS. DAVE MAGNER spent Saturday
in Denver , guest of Mrs. Frauk Harris.
MRS. H. P. BUTTON went into Omaha ,
first of the week , -for treatment for the
MRS. AMI TODD is up from Plaits-
mouth , guest of her sister , Mrs. C. A.
SHERIFF NEEL is up in Denver , this
week , showing a brother from down east
MRS. FRANK NEUBAUBR went over
to Beaver City , last Saturday , to visit
MRS. J. F. KEN YON , who has been
very ill for a week or two past , is now
LOUIS SUESS went down to see the
children , over Sunday , returning home
on Monday evening.
A. G. DOLE returned home , close of
last week , from a tour over part of Kan
sas , on a business trip.
W. B. WATERS , who has been visiting
his daughter on the farm near Cambridge -
bridge , returned to the city , close of last
JUDGE TUCKER of Tecumseh was in
the city a few hours , Tuesday , on his
way up to Culbertson to deliver a politi
JAMES HARRIS of the Driftwood left
for Pueblo , Sunday night , to join his
wife , who has been there since the death
of her daughter , Mrs. Eipper.
H. T. CHURCH and party arrived
home , fore part of the week from New
Mexico , whither they went , last week ,
after a large shipment of cattle.
DR. W. V. GAGE , this week , vacated
his cosy home on the hill and moved in
to winter quarters over the First Na
tional bank , adjoining his office apart
MRS. H. G. BORNEMAN , Bessie and
Miss Carrie Frazier were the guests of
Mrs. Frank Harris in Denver , last Saturday -
day , returning home on 2 , Sunday
MRS JAMES MCCARTHY , who was
called down from Denver by the death
of her father , Charles Volbrecht , late of
Perry precinct , returned to Denver ,
Monday on i.
MRS. J. B. MESERVE and sister , Mrs.
Melissa Crawford of Cromwell , Iowa , ar
rived in the city , Monday night , and
have been the guests of Mrs. F. M. Kim-
rnell , this week , '
MRS. M. F. HoRRELL , who was re
cently called here by the death of her
father , the late AJ. Stroud , departed ,
the first of the week , for her home in
Leadville , Colorado.
MR. AND MRS. T. H. L. LEE arrived
iu the city , Monday , on their way to
California on a long visit. They were
the guests of their daughter , Mrs. L. R.
Hileman , until last night , when they
resumed their journey California-ward.
J. H. O'NEIL returned , Sunday last ,
from a trip up to Alliance , on business
connected with the estate of the late
lamented Jack McNeff. He found $2,000
more insurance on the life of the dead
engineer , which makes $3,000 in all ; a
sum which will be very helpful in edu
cating and rearing the little children.
A. B. CHAMBERLAIN , successor to
Joseph Menard , is getting his affairs and
establishment in shape for business.
The store room is under going numerous
improvements , which when finished will
give him one of the most attractive
business places in the city. Mr. Cham
berlain comes to us with a reputation as
a bnsiness hustler , and things may be
expected to move at the old stand.
Charlie Lehn will remain in the "push. "
THETRiBTj > . , ? has insisted from the :
opening of the campaign and still urges
the fact , that the services of the Repub
lican nominee for county superintendent ,
Mrs. M. J. Cordeal , will be invaluable to
the schools of Red Willow county in
many ways. She has the premier quali
fications for that important position.
She will bring to that office the distinct
advantages of years of practical experi
ence in school teaching she is a born
school teacher par excellence. Study
and practice of the best and most up-to-
date methods , added to a wide experi
ence aud a special endowment as an in
structor , together with mature judgment
and high purposes and 'ideas , make her
preeminently the person for that posi
tion. THE TRIBUNE feels that this
matter cannot be too strongly urged
upon the voters of the county , who have
at heart the improvement and elevation
of the school S3'stem of our county. The
opportunity is now offered to secure a
specialist in educational affairs , and it
should be improved by her election by a
decisive plurality. Fail not to vote for
The Shadow of Death.
Death cast its shadow over the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Dutton of Drift
wood precinct , last Friday , when the
light of their home , little Acil , aged
twenty months , passed from earth , after
a short illness with cholera infantum.
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. J. A. Badcon , assisted by Rev. H.
H. Berry , Sunday afternoon , in the
Methodist church , at half past two
o'clock , which were well attended by
neighbors and friends of country and
city , after which burial was made in
The bereaved parents have the siucer-
est sympathy of all.
[ ACIL THOMAS DUTTON , the youngest
son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Duttou of
Driftwood precinct , this county , died on
last Friday , October 2Oth , 1899 , of chol
era infantum , after a few days of sick
ness. Every means was employed to re
store the child to health , but unavail-
ingly. At the close of his sufferings ,
just as he was about to pass away , his
last words were , "That is all. "
What a comfortless world this would
be without hope. Ministers are con
stantly summoned to the chamber of
sickness aud the bed of death. If I
could not carry a Bible aud the offer of
a Saviour and the promises of a Divine
Comforter < with me and the precious
fourteenth j chapter of the book of John
especially , I should not care to enter the
room of sickness or the house of mourn
ing. The bereaved parents know what
such rooms mean. We have had God's
truths pricked into our hearts and mem
ories by sharp experiences. In their
nursery there will be an empty crib and
an empty chair at the table. Amid all
the mysteries that overhang death and
eternity , is there any heaven-kindled ,
infallible and unchangeable light that
can illumine the grave and penetrate in
to t the unseen world ? Yes ; thanks be to
God , the Star of Bethlehem is the star
of Bethany's sorrowing home and rocky
sepulchre. "I am the resurrection and
the life. " "I have the keys of death. "
"I will not leave you comfortless. " "I
go-to prepare a place for you and will
come again and receive you unto my
self. " These are the sweet consolations
that float with celestial melody into our
homes of sorrow ; and our faith , recog
nizing a truly divine voice , answers
Jesus Christ alone can satisfy all
human necessities and the loftiest of
human aspirations. Christianity is the
only universal religion adapted to all
ages and to all conditions of life. We
shall miss him , but conscience only be
comes infallible when it reflects Christ's
instructions and Christ's example :
My Jesus , as Thou wilt ;
Tho' seen through many a tear
Let not my star of hope
Grow dim or disappear.
Through sorrow or through joy ,
Conduct me as Thine own ,
And help me still to say ,
'My Lord , Thy will be done. ' " F
The funeral was largely attended at
the Methodist church , Sunday afternoon ,
October 25 , the pastor preaching the ,
sermon. Interment in Riverview cemeT
tery. The bereaved family has the sym
pathy of the community.
J. A. BADCON. ]
CARD OF THANKS.
In this way we wish to thank the
many kind and loving friends who so
kindly assisted us in the sickness and
death of our dear baby. t
MR. AND MRS. DUTTON AND FAMILY.a
Told Their Troubles In Verse.
The members of the Ladies' Circle of liv
the Baptist church held one of their b
socials , last Friday evening at the home
of George E. Thompson , which was
quite numerously attended by members
and friends of thef ' ' 'lurch. Each mem
ber of the Circle agrees to earn a dollar
in a specified period and it is part of the g
plan at these socials to tell in verse how
the dollar was earned. No little clever
ness and skill being exhibited in these
productions. Refreshments were served.
The affair is referred to by all present in
high terms of praise.
Prize Contest Social.
On Thursday evening , Nov. 2d , at
McConnelPs hall , a novel social and en
tertainment will be given by the Daugh
ters of the King of the Episcopal church.
Prize contests for old and young ; games ,
refreshments , and a musical programme.
Admission 10 cents. A good time prui -
ised aud every one invited to attend.
Doing a Rushing : Business. S
The McCook Milling Co. reports a fine
business. For instance , their outside
business , last week , amounted to five
and one-half car-loads , besides their
heavy local sales and grist work. The
mill is now being run the entire twenty-
four hours , daily.
Jerseys for Sale.
A few young , thorough-bred Jersey
cows ; fresh ; choice-bred ; good individu
als. S. E , SOLOMON , Culbertson , Neb.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CHRISTIAN Bible school at 10 a. m.
Communion and social meeting at n.
Prayer-meeting on Wednesday evening.
CATHOLIC Mass a't 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 : , a. m. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HiCKEY , 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
HOWARD STOY , Rector.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Preaching J service at II. Junior Union
at 3. Senior Union at 7. Morning sub
ject , "Our Relation to Deity. " Join in
Union i Temperance meeting at Metho
dist church at 8. All are welcome.
T. L. KETMAN , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. An address on "Christian Educa
tion" by Prof. Bennett of Crete at ir.
Y. P. S. C. E. at 7. Union temperance ,
meeting in the Methodist church at 8.
Prayer-meeting on Wednesday evening
at 7:30. : All are welcome.
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni.
Preaching at ir. Subject , "A Successful
Church. " Class at 12. Junior League
at 2:30. : Epworth League service at 7.
Union temperance service at 8. Sermon
by Rev. W. J. Turner. Prayer and Bible
study on Wednesday evening at 8. All
are welcome to all of these services.
JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
Prof. Bennett received the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy from the state
university , last year. ,
The Baptist people are improving
their heating facilities , taking out the
old heater and putting in large stoves
encased in brick.
A very pretty wedding indeed occurred
at the home of the bride , Mrs. Mary E.
Mitchell , Wednesday evening , October
25th. Promptly at 8:15 : the bridal couple
entered the parlor aud took their position
under a beautiful arch of smilax , roses
and carnations , and Rev. J. A. Badcou
spoke the words uniting the hearts aud
hands of Mr. Charles A. Ward and Mrs.
Mary E. Mitchell , both of our city , about
thirty guests witnessing the happy act.
After congratulations and jokes , the
guests were seated at a number of small
tables artistically arranged and an ele
gant supper of five courses was cleverly
served ; after which the evening was
spent in a most enjoyable manner.
Among the numerous presents received
by the happy couple was a costly tea set
from the groom's fellow-workmen in the
Burlington shops. The bride is a highly
esteemed lady , and her many excellent
qualities are admired by all who know
her. The groom is foreman of the car
pe' * .ering department of the Burlington
sh ps , and is greatly respected both in
side and outside of railroad circles. We
heartily wish them a happy and pros
perous married life.
Vote for Fred Klnghorn.
THE sheriff's office is clearly one of
the storm-centers of the campaign in
Red Willow county , and special efforts
are being made to consummate trades
against Fred Kinghorn , the Republican
nominee for that office. Republicans ,
and his friends generally , should take
active and effective means to counteract
this plain movement to secure Jris defer t.
The key-note to Republican succ/ss ,
this fall , is to vote the straight ticket ;
and that means to vote for Fred King-
horn and eveiy nominee on the Repub
lican ticket. Beware of the politician
who approaches you for a trade. Stand
b\ ' colors standard-bearers
byour your -
are all right. Make it a clean sweep.
We have a limited number of wall
mirrors in neattt'rameo which we will
give to our country customers , one to
each family. Beginning Saturday , Nov.
nth we will give to each purchaser from
the country one of these mirrors and
continue till all are given out , but in no
case will more than one mirror be given
in the same family.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice on Oct. 22d :
. A. Daloma , Geo. W. Reed ,
J. H. Jone , Cbas. A. Taurer ,
Will E. Lee , Mrs. Frank Rollins ,
Mrs : Carrie F. Johnson.
In calling for any of hese letters , please
say ; that they are advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
Their Annual Fair.
The Dorcas society of the- Congrega
tional church is now busily preparing for
the annual fair and entertainment of the
society , which will be held in Menard
opera house , November i6th and iyth.
There will be programs , both evenings ,
and suppers as well. Besides the ladies
will offer for. sale the usual assortment of
plain and fancy articles.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Operator Bush is back at headquarters
at work again.
Operator D. J. Best went up to Wray ,
Sunday , to see his best girl.
W. S. Ackerniau , H. Prall and E. M.
Snyder are new brakcuien , this week.
W. O. Simons and J. E. Beyrer have
been promoted to conductors , this week.
A force of men is now at work on the
foundation for the new shops at this
Agent Thomson had his barn , which
was partially destroyed , a few weeks
since , repaired , this week.
G. C. Topping , who has been in the
local yards for four or five weeks , has
gone into the train service.
Switchman J. F. Auiick , who has been
off on account of a sprained ankle , re
turned to work , this week.
Conductor W.D. Beyrer had 1- ngers
pinched at Minden , yesterday\ \ will
be laid up for a short time.
Agent and Mrs. A. P. Thomson were
the guests of Auditor and Mrs. William
Randall of Omaha , over Sunday.
Engineer Tom Haley is down from
Sheridan on a visit to old friends on tne
Western division. He is the guest of
Kenneth Welles had the misfortune to
mash and fracture the small toe of his
right foot , last Friday about noon , while
at work in the shops.
Mrs. C. Ditsch was in the city , Mon-
dajen route from Fort Morgan , Colo. ,
to Atlanta , to join her husband , who is in
the employ of the company at that place.
Operator W. F. Pate has been promoted
meted to the position and emoluments
of dispatcher , going on the third trick ,
last Friday , with Dispatcher R. B. Sim
Dispatcher and Mrs. R. B. Simmons
are exercising parental interest in a
daughter , whose birthday celebrations
will be held on October 2ist of the re
Brakeman Elmer Engberg had his
right hand mashed at Cambridge , yester
day. He was on 80 , and he came back
to the city on i to have the injured
There will be another change of time
card on November 5th. About the only
change will be in No. 6 , which will ar
rive here about one hour sooner , it is
stated , the running time being material
Brakeman F. D. Barney , who has been
visiting the folks in Lincoln , returned
to work , Tuesday night , and is on with
Conductor Frank Kendlen vice Brakeman -
man George Leach , who is visiting rela
tives in eastern part of the state.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
Frederick Lakin and Gertrude Atkin
son , both of Box Elder , were granted
license to wed , this week.
C. A. Ward aud Mrs. Mary E. Mitch
ell , both of our city , were granted a
license to marry , this week.
James K. P. Pine commenced an ac
tion in district court , this week , against
Daniel Mangus , in equity.
Its Loss Adjusted.
W. R. Gaylord of Lincoln , adjuster
for the Fidelity Mutual Fire Insurance
Company of Omaha , was in the city ,
Thursday , in the interests of his com
pany regarding the St. Charles hotel
loss. The Fidelity Mutual is the first of
four companies involved to make settle
ment , which was entirely satisfactory to
all concerned. This company is mak
ing a record in this state for prompt ad
justment of losses , a feature which is ap
preciated by its patrons. A. G. Dole is
the local representative.
Dissolution of Partnership.
Notice is hereby given that the part
nership existing between W. W. and
Russell McMillen will be dissolved on
the first day of November , and all per
sons indebted to said firm are requested
to call and make settlement of their ac
counts , which must be closed up by that
date. McMlLLEN BROS.
Turkey Shooting Match.
Tuesday before Thanksgiving , at the
D. J. Osburn ranch on the Willow.
Fifty fine turkeys. Managed by Henry
Smith and A. M. Osburn.
On Monday evening of this week.
Rev. H. H. Berry united in marriage
Frederick Lakin and Gertrude Atkinson ,
both of Box Elder.
The Boers seem to be making it warm
for the English without any of Bullard's
coal ; but you should remember that you
are not in South Africa.
Buy your drugs of Loar.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Residence for Sale.
My residence on upper Main st. The
best located mid , with one exception ,
the finest residence in the city. A portion
tion of purchase money can remain on
long time at a very low rale of interest.
For further particulars address or apply
personally at the Famous Clothing store.
Loar's is the place to buy drugs.
Loar's Cough Killer does the work.
Swell Golf Capes for sale at DeGrofPs.
Yes ; that Maitland coal of Bullard's is
For chapped or cracked hands , use
A dancing club for the winter is in
course of formation.
All storm sash are good , but Bullatd's
are the beat ; buy them.
McMillen's Cough Cure never fails ;
every bottle guaranteed.
Call up 19 if you have any newspaper
or job printing business to do.
Have you bought a corn crib of Bul
lard's. You had better hurry up.
Prevent cholera among your chickens
by using McMillen's Poultry Powder.
Lady's bicycle for sale. Inquire at
this office or at 406 Marshall street.
If you want a winter wrap it will pav
you to look at DeGroff's before you buy.
The lantern class exhibition , last Fri
day evening , was an instructive enter
Miss Rache Berry is having an addi
tion built to her residence , corner-of
Main and Dakota.
McMillen's Cream Lotion is good for
little chaps , medium chaps , big chaps ;
iu fact , most any kind of chaps.
We have decided to close out what
wall-paper we have left at a great reduc
tion in price. D. W. LOAR.
C. L. Price is running a steam feather
renovator on West Deunisou street , and
guarantees all work. Leave orders at J.
LOST A lady's pocket bo ? ! ; contain
ing about five dollars. Will finder please
return same to this office and be reward
We expect that Bryan has his winter's
supply of coal in the bin ; it is a wise
thing to do , this year ; and the place to
buy is Bullard's.
FOR RENT , SALE OR TRADE The
Smith Abstract Books of Red Willow
county , Nebraska. J. E. Barngrover ,
Creston , Iowa.
The cotton contest at S. M. Cochran
& Co.'s , last Saturday , resulted ia Miss
Fitch carrying off the prize , a set of
knives and forks.
"Uneasy lies the head that wears the
crown , " so they say ; but we will bet it
would be easier if he let Bullard furnish
tiim his hard coal.
T. P. Beardsley , scientific optician ,
will be at D. W. Loar's drug store in
McCook , Saturday , October 28th. Eyes
tested free and all corrections guaran
Cards are out announcing the approaching
preaching marriage of Russell McMillen1
and Carrie Frazier , two of our most es
timable young people. The event will
transpire on Tuesday aweek , November
7th. We anticipate with warmest con
gratulations. They will be at home at j
Tecumseh after December 1st. , J
The ladies of the Vesta club and their1
husbands indulged in a dance en cos
tume. Tuesday evening of this week , at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Tartsch ,
which is described as having been an
enjoyable social success , a term which
characterizes the social affairs of the
The Fidelity Mutual Fire Insurance
company has in force policies amounting
to $3,000,000 in this state and has paid 75
losses in 30 months. Losses paid in 10
to 30 days. Saves 25 per cent present
premium ; a little over one-half of cost
when company was organized two and
one-half years ago. A. G. Dole , agent.
William Miller , the Merman post-
office robber , and Bart Olson , who broke
jail at Broken Bow , Wednesday , were
captured about fifteen miles southwest
of Bartley , Saturday , by Deputy United
States Marshals Barber and Palmer.
They were tracked 160 miles by the
prints of a broken shoe on the horse's
For Sale or Trade.
A number of good horses. Inquire of
or address , MRS. W. M. IRWIN ,
McCook , Nebraska.
Halloween comes next Tuesday. You
should have yonr cabbage all put away ,
and your bin filled with coal from Bul
lard's by that time.
Take your prescriptions to Loar.
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