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EIGHTEENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 3 , 1899. NUMBER 25
The Awl-O's Halloween Party.
Doubtless , with the remembrance of
the Awl-O's Halloween party still fresh
in their minds , the young men of the
city have but one. regret and that is ,
that Halloween does not come oftener
say at least once every full moon , instead
of annually , for it is the unanimous ex
pression of the young men that the affair
was one of the "flossiest" in many
moons , and will mark an epoch in the
history of that famous social club of the
exclusive gentler sex.
The commodious and elegant home of
Agent A. P. Thomson was the scene of
the gathering , which was unquestionably
the "swellest" in the annals of the club.
Practically the entire residence was given
over to the carrying out of the details of
the occasion , and four rooms and the
halls were specially decorated for the
evening and its party. Gruesome , grin
ning " jack-o-lanterns" and asparagus
fern were used in the lavishuess of the
decorations and they weie everywhere
The ladies of the club received in
"sheet-and-pillow-case" costumes , which
were subsequently removed , disclosing
many handsome , and in some cases ,
special evening costumes. It was a
"dressy" affair , indeed.
Pranks galore .were played ; ghost sto
ries suggestive of witches and goblins
were related amidst scenes and surround
ings of sombre darkness ; and a gay time
generally was had until a late hour , when
the merry and hilarious gathering reluct
About eleven o'clock , refreshments
were served and this feature of the
occasion was "out of sight" or at least
soon reached that condition. The lunch
was toothsome and dainty and was served
cleverly and stylishly , spread on numer
ous small tables scattered over the house.
There were about eighty present.
For scope and performance , the party
has not been equalled in a long while ,
and the girls are to be warmly congratu
lated upon the success of the event.
The Bryan Meeting.
The great Bryan meeting "happened , "
Saturday evening , as advertised , though
the time was almost three hours later
than expected , and this vexatious delay
doubtless had somewhat to do with the
suiallness of the hearing accorded the
sweet-voiced orator at this place. About
lialf-past seven the special bearing Mr.
Bryan and party pulled into this station ,
. , >
and the speaker and friends were hur
riedly driven to the intersection of Main
and Dennison streets , where the silver-
.tongued orator roasted the administra
tion , principally , and then hied him
westward. He left us nothing new or
startling on free silver , imperialism so-
called , or the trusts ; in fact , it will be
admitted that the speech "cut very little
ice" here. Governor Poynter , Treasurer
Meserve , Candidate Holcouib , Congress
man Sutherland , Frank J. Morgan of
Plattsinouth and a few others made up
the party on the special , which went as
far west as Benkelinan , where the night
was spent , returning east attached to No.
12 , Sunday morning.
"Little Giant" Thompson from Grand
Island attempted to hold the people until
the special should arrive , but it was up
hill work for him. His strident voice
and staccato style of delivery were in
unpleasing contrast with the smooth and
easy style and mellifluous voice of Mr.
The Nebraska Brigade band was hired
for the occasion , and helped to while
away a portion of the wait for the
Summed up , en fin , the meeting was
A Double Birthday Party.
' Conductor C. B. Pope's home was the
'I' scene of a delightful party , Wednesday
evening , given in celebration of the four
teenth birthday of their daughter
Ethel and the eighteenth birthday of
their niece , Olla Russoni. A score or
more young friends assisted in making
the occasion jolly and happy. Both of
the young ladies were the recipients oi a
number of nice presents. There was an
elegant spread of refreshments , and the
affair was altogether notable and felic
Has Taken a Partner.
THE TRIBUNE understands that Mark
S. Smith of Elm wood , Illinois , who
recently visited our city , looking up a
location for a newspaper , has purchased
an interest in the Republican of this
place , and will soon move here and enter
upon his duties in that connection. He
is a young man of considerable news
paper experience and is herewith wel
comed to the guild and its glittering
Turkey Shooting Match.
Tuesday before Thanksgiving , at the
T > . J. Osburn ranch on the Willow.
.Fifty fine turkeys. Managed by Henry
-Smith and A. M. Osburn.
Buy your drugs of Loar.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
HARRY STEERS is back from his visit
GEORGK BKRRV is laid up with an at
tack of diphtheria.
DEACON MORLAN had business in the
state capital , Monday.
PROF. J. N. BENNETT departed east
ward , Wednesday morning.
ALEX. SMITH and family are down
from Colorado on a visit.
Miss SELMA NOREN visited Orleans
relatives , Wednesday of this week.
Miss ANNA FEBNY of Hastings in the
city , guest of Mrs. P. F. McKenna.
MRS. E E SELBY acd Joy have taken
up their residence in McCook again.
MRS. H. P : SuTTON and the baby ar
rived home , Wednesday , from Omaha
MRS. MAY CLARY and Mrs. Robert
Sayers spent Sunday and Monday in
Miss HATTIB BUNNELL is back on a
visit. She has been living in Illinois and
Iowa for some months past
MRS. DR. McKECHNiE of Holdrege
arrived in the city , Wednesday noon , on
a short visit to Mrs. C. M. Bailey.
MRS. WILL KRAUTER arrived from
Illinois , Sunday , and is visiting her
parents , Judge and Mrs. J. S. LeHew.
GEORGE HOCKNELL departed , Tues
day , for California , to spend some time
looking after his large interests there.
HENRY LEHMAN , the Republican
nominee for count } ' clerk of Hitchcock ,
was down , Monday , on a little business.
J. L. WHITE was over from Curtis ,
Monday , on business connected with the
hearing of the Beardslee bankruptcy case.
MRS. KATE B. PIPER of Box Elder de
parted , Saturday evening , for Bennett ,
this state , where she will make her
REV. J. W. HICKEY went down to
Hastings , last night on No. 6 , to attend
the funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Stevens
at that place.
Miss ADDIE DOAN , who has been
visiting in the eastern part of the state
for a number of weeks , arrived home ,
close of last week.
JOHN T. McCLURE , the Fusion nom
inee for district judge , was over from
Beaver City , Sunday' , going east on 12 ,
MRS. R. H. MANSON , who has been
visiting her folks in Canada for a num
ber of weeks , arrived home , last Saturday
evening , on No. 3.
FRED GRUBEK of Naponee arrived in
the city , Monday , and is employed in
A. B. Chamberlain's store. He is an
old employe of the gentleman.
JUDGE NORRIS and Reporter Eisen-
hart spent Sunday here on their way to
hold court up in Gosper county , whither
they weut on Monday morning.
Miss FLO THOMPSON is down from
Denver , helping in McConnell & Berry's
during the illness of Mr. Berry , who , we
are pleased to state , is getting along fa
MRS. J. B. MESERVE and sister , Mrs.
Melissa Crawford of Cromwell , Iowa ,
who have been the guests of Mrs. F. M.
Kinimell for the past week , departed on
Monday morning for Lincoln.
MRS. L. E. GiLCREST and family
returned home , Sunday night , from
spending two weeks visiting relatives in
Akron. Conductor Gilcrest went up on
Saturday night and returned with the
TREASURER LOGAN of Frontier county
was a city visitor on politics , last Satur
day. Dick is a Democrat , and the Pop
ulists up in Frontier are after his scalp ,
this fall , notwithstanding he is on the
MRS. ALBERT MCMILLEN arrived
home , Saturday , from spending two
months in Pennsylvania and other east
ern points. Mr. McMillen arrived home
on Sunday night. A sister of his , Miss
McMillen , accompanied them and will
make quite a visit.
Miss MINNIE SMITH , who lives a few
miles north of the city , entertained a
large number of her young friends , last
Friday * evening , at a dance. Those pres
ent report a most enjoyable time , only
marred by the shortness of the evening ,
which though passed away quickly , will
not be forgotten soon.
C. A. RYDBERG , who has been em
ployed in McMillen's drug-store for the
past year , departed on Wednesday for
Keuesaw , where he will go into the
drug business with a gentleman by the
name of Picard. Mr. Rydberg has
formed a large and warm friendship
here , and all will join THE TRIBUNE in
wishing him a large measure of success
in his new home.
A Fast Passenger Run.
Sunday morning , one of the fastest
runs ever made over the Burlington was
recorded between Akron and McCook.
Engineer Jack Moore was at the throttle
of engine No. 346 , one of the new Bald
wins now being used on the fast passen
ger runs The train was a number of
hours late and Jack turned the mill
"loose , " so to speak , some. The dis
tance of 143 miles was covered in 140
minutes , including two slow orders and
two slops. The-distance from Akron to
Eckley , 40 miles , was run in 32 minutes.
From Yuuia to Eckley the miles were ,
turned off in 37 , 38 and 39 seconds right
along The train carried nine cars , one
of them being a diner , and a slow order
was given until all the passengers had
eaten breakfast. Otherwise the run
would have been made within two hours
It is claimed that the actual running
time of the train WHS at a speed of all of
75 miles an hour in fact , Engineer
Moore savs it is no trick at all to make
70 to So miles an hour with the new en
gines under favorable conditions.
We see by the Lincoln Journal that the
distance from Hastings to Lincoln , 97
miles , xvas made in 109 minutes , with
eight cars on the train. Engine 340 was
used with Engineer McLennan in charge.
This performance , however , does not
compare with the run on the Westeru
The train left Corona , Colorado , six
hours late and reached Chicago on time.
It is a remarkable performance , in which
the Western division , as usual , carries off
the greatest honors.
Mrs. Mary Stevens died , Tuesday
night , shortly after midnight at her
home in this city , Fifteenth and L
streets. Mrs. Stevens was sixty-one
years old. The remains were taken to
Hastings , last evening , and the funeral
services will be held , Friday , at 9 a. m.
at St. Cecelia church. Many friends of
the family will go from Lincoln , this
evening , to attend the funeral. John
Stevens , a well known attorney of Hast
ings , is a son of Mrs. Stevens. She
leaves four other children , Ed Stevens ,
Lizzie Stevens and Mary Stevens of Lin
coln and Mrs. Kendlen of McCook.
Thursday's Lincoln Stale Journal.
Mrs. Kendlen was summoned 10 Lin
coln , Tuesday night on No. 6 , but arrived
in the capital city too late to see her
mother in life. Conductor Kendlen
went down to Hastings , yesterday morn
ing , to attend the funeral. The news is
as sad as sudden , and the bereaved ones
all have the deepest and sincerest sym
pathy in their sorrow and loss.
The Fortnightly Reorganized.
The Fortnightly dancing club was
reorganized , last Thursday evening , with
the following officers and directorate :
President , W. B. Mills ; vice-president ,
Frp.uk Keudleu ; secretary and treasurer ,
F. A. Pennell ; George B. Berry , H. H.
Tartsch , Ed. Jordan , Dan Lucas and W.
V. Gage , executive committee. The
club now has forty-eight names on the
list. Residents of McCook can be ad
mitted to dances only on presentation of
membership card at the door. Gentle
men from out of town , recommended by
any club member , can be admitted on
payment of one dollar an-evening. Ten
parlies have been arranged for , the first
one to be given on November isth , in
Meuard's hall. See any of the officers
before November isth , if you desire to
join the club.
Cash Prizes for Photographs.
For the six best photographs of farm
scenes along its line in Nebraska and
Kansas , the Burlington Route offers six
cash prizes one of $20 , one of $10 and
four of $5 each. Photographs of grow
ing crops , harvesting operations , leed-
lols , poultry , cattle , barns and cream
eries are particularly desired. No limi
tations as to size or finish are made.
The contest closes November 3Oth , 1899.
J. Francis , General Passenger Agent ,
Burlington Route , Omaha.
McCooU , Neb. , October 30 , 1899.
All members of the Republican Valley
District Poultry association are hereby
notified that there will be a meeting of
the association at the office of H. H.
Berry , in the city of McCook , at 2 o'clock
p. m. on Saturday , November 4 , 1899.
Every member is urgently requested to
be present as there is important business
to transact. MRS. WM. BYFIELD ,
J. S. LEHEW , Sec. Pres.
A Vote of Thanks.
The members of the South McCook
Sunday-school desire to offer a vote of
thanks to the committee and all who con
tributed to the purchase of their organ.
BY ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE.
Jerseys for Sale.
A few young , thorough-bred Jersey
cows ; fresh ; choice-bred ; good individu
als. S. E. SOLOMON , Cnlbertsoa , Neb.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CHRISTIAN Bible school at 10 a. m.
Communion and social meeting at II.
Prayer-nieeling on Wednesday evening.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
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. ni.
Preaching service at n. Junior Union
at 3. Senior Union at 7. Morning sub
ject' "The Unknown God. " Evening
theme , "Heart Music. " All are wel
come. T. L. KETMAN , 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.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10 Preaching at n. Subject , "The
Church a Means. " A communion ser
vice. Y. P. S. C. E. at 7. Preaching
at 8. Subject , "Two Types of Stales-
men. " Prayer-meeting on Wednesday
evening at 7:30. : All are welcome.
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni.
Preaching at n. Subject , "What Mean-
eth This ? " Class at 12. Junior League
at 2:30. : Epworth League service at 7.
Preaching at 8 ; subject , "Sparrows. "
The first quarterly meeting for Holdrege
district , Friday , Nov. roth , at 8 p. in.
Rev.W. H. Hardaway will preside. Pray
er and Bible study , Wednesday evening
at 8. All welcome to all these services.
JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
At the Christian church , Sunday night ,
a report of the national convention of the
American Christian Missionary society ,
which was held in Cincinnati , recently ,
will be given by different ones. Come
and learn something of what the Disciples
are doing throughout the United Stales.
Services will begin at 7:30 : p. m. All are
Dr. J. N. Bennett of Crete , a professor
in Doane college , occupied the Congre
gational pulpit , Sunday morning , de
liveriug a short , but forceful address on
"Christiau Education. " The professor ,
though comparatively a young man , is
a graduate of Franklin , of Doane , and
( ias.taken ) his doctor's degree in the Ne
braska university. He presented his
plea in a most earnest manner. The
doctor is out in the field in the interest
of an increased endowment for Doane
college , which is necessitated by a de
crease in theinlerest rate , resulting from
the better times Ihe country is enjoying
After Long Sufterlng.
Tuesday afternoon , after long and
weary months of pain and suffering ,
William M. Irwiu passed away at his
home , a mile or so north of the city.
The end has been anticipaled for some
time and came quietly and painlessly
as could be desired. The funeral was
held in the Methodist church , Thursday
afternoon at two o'clock , being attended
by an immense gathering of railroad
people , neighbors and friends of the
deceased and family , and Rev. J. A.
Badcon conducting the services. Inter
ment was made in Riverview cemetery.
William M. Irwin was for many years
at the head of the carpentering depart
ment of the Burlington shops at this
place. Stood high with the company
and was popular and held in high
esteem by his men and other employes
of the company at this place.
The funeral services were in charge of
McCook lodge No. I , Star of Jupiter , the
members of which , besides the members
of the G. A. R. , attending in a body.
The deceased was 52 years of age. He
was a member of the local G. A. R. ,
having enlisted in an Iowa regiment at
the age of 15 years. The bereaved fam
ily has the profound sympathy' of a
large circle of friends in this community.
We have a limited number of wall
mirrors in neat frames 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. 3ist :
In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they are advertised.
G. S. Burk , Clarence Jeffries.
Fread Moutrice , Mrs. Susan Rexford ,
Miss Dollie P. Hughes.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
The Dorcas society will hold its an
nual fair in the H. W. Cole store build
ing , instead of in the opera house , as at
first contemplated. There will not be
any program , but the sale of plain and
fancy articles , etc. Remember the date ,
November i6th and I7th.
Mrs. C. H. Boyle entertained the boys
of her Sunday school class , last evening ,
at her home , with delightful particulars.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Brakeman W. C. Engelhorn has re
signed and gone to Denver.
Conductor Foley arrived home , Mon
day , from his visit in Wisconsin.
Engineer G. A. Noren spent Wednes
day at the old home near Orleans.
George Leach arrived home , Tuesday
on No. i , from his visit to Germantown.
Trainmaster Josselyn was up from
Orleans on business at headquarters ,
Conductor and Mrs. Harry Beale have
taken quarters for the winter in the
The train and engine men drew the
largest salaries , last month , they have
received in a number of years.
G. A. Kelsey , T. J. Joy , E. E. Stayuer
and J. F. Laughlin are the names of new
brakemen employed , this week.
The company's new ballast cars are
being assembled for the work to be pur
sued in that line , west of here , this win
Conductor Eph. Benjamin has En-
right's car , while the latter is going over
the division with General Freight Agent
Conductor F. A. Stark of Oxford had
the Bryan special over the division , last
Saturday. W. O. Simons had his car
and crew meanwhile.
The railroad boys who were unmind
ful of the fact that dogs are personal ,
chattel property , under the new law , just
missed it that's all. And they won't
do it again.
S. M. Cole and C. Benedict have
been raised to engineers. Engineer Cole
made his first run , Sunday , and Engineer
Benedict went out on the work train ,
Monday morning. Here's to you , boys.
They are both deserving and capable.
A force of twenty or more men are now
pushing the work on the foundation for
the newshop buildingwhich , when com
pletedwill make quite an addition to the
shop facilities at this place , and will re
quire a largely increased force to handle.
Clerk H. G. Borneman of Master
Mechanic Archibald's office has resigned
and will in the near future go to Denver ,
under Superintendent Harris. Mr.
Borneumn is one of the company's most
reliable men and a citizen whom all will
regret to see leave McCook. Mr. John
ston of Holyoke is here learning the
ropes , and will assume his position in
General Freight Agent Crosby was out
over the Western division and branches ,
close of the week , looking after the pros
pective business of the road in the
freight line. He arrived at this place ,
about noon Thursday.and went from here
to Curtis. He is making inquiries about
the corn and wheat crops and stock
shipping possibilities , lumber and coal
shipments prospective etc. Conductor
Enright had the train in charge , it con
sisting of special car No. 34.
The engine and two or three cars of
freight train No. 150 ran off the track
in the Akron yards , Wednesday night.
The engine mounted the rail just as she
was going over the switch-point , and
pulled two or three cars off after her.
The damage was nominal. Trainmaster
Kenyon promptly went to the scene with
the blocking car and assistance from
here , and the road was soon cleared ,
without much delay to traffic. Engineer
C. K. Coleman was slightly injured on
President Perkins and party went over
the Western division , yesterday after
noon , from Hastings to Fort Morgan ,
and back at night east\vard. General
Manager Holdrege was on the special ,
together with a number of the directors
of the road from the east. Superintend
ent Campbell accompanied the special
from Hastings. The train was made up
of six cars. It is presumed that the
party went up to Fort Morgan on busi
ness connected with the line from the
north , which will join the main line at
that place , when completed.
New street gates are being construcled
at the Burlington shops in this city to be
placed across Nineteenth street in Den
ver. The system of gates will be built
on the overhead plan , much after the
plan adopted in the construction of the
street gate system now in service by the
Burlington at Hastings. It has been
found that the overhead system of street
gates is much better , as no trouble is ex
perienced by the cables freezing up in
winter time. The cables in the gates at
Nineteenth street in Denver froze up at
one time last winter and a number of
workmen were required for an entire day
to thaw them out so they could be used.
A new tower will be placed in the yards
there from which the gates will be oper
ated. Lincoln Journal.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Residence for Snle.
My residence on upper Main st. The
best located mid , with oticcxctption ,
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.
For chapped or cracked hands , use
Don't say a word , but fill your bin
with Bullard's coal.
McMillen's Cough Cure never fails ;
every botlle guaranteed.
Blizzard bouncers ; that is what Bul
lard's storm doors are.
Call up 19 if yon have any newspaper
or job printing business to do.
Prevent cholera among your chickens
by using McMillen's Poultry Powder.
Lady's bicycle for sale. Inquire at
this office or at 406 Marshall streel.
Next Tuesday may be a snow storm ;
heller buy yonr coal now at Biillard's.
If you want a winter wrap it will pay
you to look at DeGroff's before yon buy.
The thermometer touched within
twelve degrees of zero , Thursday morn
November I4th will be about'the day
that Artz & Thompson will have * their
Don't be surprised if jou hear that
well , don't be surprised at anything but
buy your coal at Bullard's.
Aboul the I4th instant , Artz & Thomp
son will be ready to display their fine
stock of general mercliantise <
McMillen's Cream Lotion is good for
little chaps , medium chaps , big chaps ;
in fact , most any kind of chaps.
The people may differ when it conies
to election , but they all agree that Dul
lard's is the place to buy your coal.
We have decided to close out what
wall-paper we have left at a great reduc
tion in price. D. W. LOAR.
WANTED : Two hundred and fifty
dollars in money for one yeai. Good
security. R. T. F.LLER.
LOST A lady's pocket book contain
ing about five dollars. Will finder please
return same to this office and be reward
The Red Flag has been taken down
and Colonel Gaskill has departed to
other and greener fields if that be pos
Dr. Seymour has met wilh marvelous
success in the straightening of cross eyes
with glasses. At the Commercial hotel ,
C. L. Price is running a steam feather
renovator on West Dennison street , and
guarantees all work. Leave orders at J.
FOR RENT , SALE OR TRADE The
Smith Abstract Books of Red Willow
county , Nebraska. J. E. Barngrover ,
Creston , Iowa.
Artz & Thompson will occupy the li
Lonergan building about the I4th of
November with the finest line of general I 'I
merchandise in the city. I
Dr. W. I. Seymour , who will be at the
Commercial hotel , Nov. 22nd , de-otes
special attention to the treatment of
children's eyes with glasses.
Not the largest , but the finest , stock
of general merchandise will be opened
by Artz & Thompson in the Lonergan
building , about November i4th.
You had better order storm sash now , \
and not wait like the fellow with the
leaky roof did till it storms. Bullard's
can get you anything you want.
Joe Couzins has retired from the force
as night policeman , and Ed Banks suc
ceeds him. Couzins is working on the
new shops now under construction.
and Hypnotism. Enables you to hyp
notize , cure diseases and see the exter
nals. Lessons free ; ice for postage. Prof.
S. A. Grannell , P. H. D. , McCook , Neb. ,
The Ladies' Circle of the G. A. R. will
meet Saturday , November 4th , in the
Odd Fellows hall , at 2 o'clock p. m. All
members are requested to be present.
MRS. ELLEN E. UTTER , Pres.
BLANCHE STARR , Sec.
OH Paintings Free
At DeGroff & Co.'s store. Don't fail to
see Prof. W. H. Wilson , the world's
greatest artist , at our store , Monday ,
November 6th to Sth inclusive.
Take your prescriptions to Loar. '
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