The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, December 29, 1899, Image 1
f'f/l / rary * . ! < / ' 'fii EIGHTEENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING , DECEMBER 29 , 1899. NUMBER 33 Christmas Observances. It was a pleasure to note the very gen eial observance in this city of the great est of Christian festivals Christmas Business was quite generally suspended during all or part of the day , and laborer and businessman sought the com fort and delight of houie to enjoy with his neigh bors , as was the case in many instances , the joys of the merry yule-tide. The various churches of the city bac appropriate services and exercises for the children of their respective Sunday- schools , all of which attracted large gatherings of interested and delighted citizens , and following we give brief accounts - counts of the entertainments held : / CONGREGATIONAL. The Christmas services by the children of the Congregational Sunday-school were held in the church on Sunday evening - ing in the stead of the regular evening services , and attracted a full house. No effort was made at elaborate decoration or programme , but the affair was one of the most enjoyable held in years for all its simplicity. The programme consisted of seasonable recitations , declamations and singing by the children all being distinctly rendered by the little folks great earnestness and evident joy ; recei\ \ d by the large audience with r ioticeable pleasure and satisfaction. Hi The services were augmented by the j K choir , which rendered a number of op- HIP propriate anthems and carols at inter. 9n vals in the regular programme. fr * After the completion of the literary fj and musical features of the evening , the j L large doors of the church parlor were V thrown open , disclosing a tree from B which dangled little churches full of y candy , which were distributed to each V"child present , firing the cockles of their § young hearts with a warmth and glow | which nought but yule-tide can bestow. I A banner done in white , "Peace on ; Earth , " spanning the arch back of the k pulpit platform , together with some > evergreens and holly were the simple L decorative effects. K A collection was lifted for orphan Ar- i menian children awd about eight dollars -Xvere raised for this purpose the chil- te dren taking special , personal pleasure f in this act. I EPISCOPAL. r The Christmas services of St. Albau's [ - church for the children were held on Sunday evening , following the regular | evening service of the church ill which \ the address by the rector , Rev. Howard r Stoy , was directed to the children , instead - ? stead of the adults. The most prominent [ feature of the service was the carol sin'g- \ ing by the children. There was a tree [ and "a dear old Santa Claus. " Presents I were distributed to the children. Rector f Stoy , Mrs. Stoy and Deaconess Miss \ Bertha Childe also came in for appropri- W ate recognition by the members of the I parish. Holly and evergreens formed [ the modest , seasonable decorations of I s the church. The occasion was a fitting , I happy one , indeed. ft Regular Christmas services of the I church were held on Monday morning I at eight o'clock. I BAPTIST. I Sunday evening witnessed the ChristI - I mas services in the Baptist church , with I a well filled bouse of appreciative peo- v pie. The programme was musical and | v literary in character all appropriate to I ) the joyous occasion and the manner of mf its rendition was a happy revelation to Btjsill. Evergreens and a "chimney" ef- L jfcct constituted the decorations the f latter being especially attractive to the lv children , as from it were distributed the \ presents the confections being put up I in brick shape and built into the chim- IL uey. The entertainment was a very P * \satisfactory and enjoyable one emphasizing - t /sizing the most desirable features of the K occasion most happily. k CHRISTIAN. f That was a joyous aud gladsome cele- T bration held in the Christian church on k Saturday evening , and the same was f witnessed by a full house of happy peo- pie adult and children. The pro- - gramme consisted of selections from the R cantata , "Santa Claus Delight , " together E with other music and recitations. The performances of the children were uni N. formly excellent and enjoyable and were received with every mark of appreciation and pleasure by the audience. Santa Claus captured the hearts of the little 'ones when * he appeared on the scene with well filled baskets and distributed . "The Brownies tributed the annual treat. ies , " his helpers , so delighted the audi- rcnce that they were recalled. i A solo by John Selby was one of the ' features of the evening. The church was simply , but effective ly , decorated for the evening and the cspicious event commemorated. F METHODIST SOUTH M'COOK. | t The South McCook Methodist brethren - ren held their Christmas exercises in > tbeir church on Sunday evening , with a gocAl attendance and the fullest appre- [ CONCI.UDKD ow FIFTH PAGE. ] MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE. A. D'ALLBMAND of Arapahoe was a city visitor , Tuesday. Miss LORA LEllBW was up from Hast ings with the family over Christmas. L. H. BLACKLEDGE was up from Red Cloud , Wednesday , on business of the law. MRS. J. H. BENNETT and the children are visiting on the ranch near Max , this week. Miss OLA RUSSOM departed , last Sat urday , for her home in Broken Bow , this state. Louis SUESS spent his Christmas hol iday with the children at his father's near Crete. MRS L. M. COPELAND of Miiulen is visiting her daughter , Mrs. J. G. Scho bel , this week. MRS. G. A. NOREN aud Miss Selina are visiting the old home folks at Or leans , this week. THOMAS O'SHAUGHNESSY , secretary of the Illinois state penitentiary , was a city visitor , Tuesday. MR. AND MRS. C. H. BOYLE are spending the Christmas week in Denver , visiting his parents. MRS. FRED MONTMORENCY arrived home , Saturday night on 3 , from a visit to Omaha relatives and friends. J. W. BRAUN of Artz & Thompson's store was with the folks in St. Joseph , Vlo , over the Christmas holidays. Miss FLO THOMPSON returned to Denver , Sunday on i , after spending a ew weeks in McCounell & Berry's. W. C. BULLARD is out from Omaha , his week , helping close up the business of the past year , which has been very satisfactory. Miss ETHEL BARNETT arrived home , Saturday night , from Omaha , and is en- eying the Christmas vacation with the 61 ks at home. MR. AND MRS. E. E. MAGEE returned home , Tuesday morning , to Lincoln , after visiting relatives and friends here over Christmas. DR. AHD MRS. GAGE spent Christmas with the latter's parents , Supt. and Mrs. J. R. Phelan , in Alliance , he returning home on Tuesday night. JUDGE G. W. NORRIS was over from Beaver City , Wednesday , making ar rangements for the removal of his family to our city in the near future. Miss ELLEN HALLIGAN of Sutton , T. F. Real and William Bosserman of Grafton ton have been in the city , this week , the guests of C. J. Ryan and family. J. J. SIMMERING of Hastings , sheriff of Adams county , was in the city over night , Wednesday , going up the Imperial branch , yesterday morning , on business. MRS. FRANK CARRUTH and daughter came down from Denver , close of last week , and have been the guests of her sister , Mrs. C. A. Dixon , during part of the holidays. MR. AND MRS. C. F. BABCOCK helped swell the membership of the Babcock reunion in Cambridge , Christmas day , the four brothers aud their families be ing present. TIFF BABCOCK and the children were down from Yuuia , Colorado , last Satur day , the guests of his brother Charles. They spent Christmas with his brothers Jud and Walter in Cambridge. * W.G. BLACK , the Galesburg real esta'e man , was out from that city , mid-week , with a party of landseekers. The party was composed in part of J. B. Johnson , H.B.Johnson and Otho Johnson , all of Galesburg. TREASURER MESERVE returned to Lincoln , Monday night , from spending a brief Christmas vacation here and en joying a family reunion. Mrs. Meserve has been spending the rest of the week with her daughter. of "Shadeland" stock W. N. ROGERS farm attended the meeting of the Here ford breeders in Lincoln , last week , and reports a splendid meeting , full of valu able instruction and promise to the breeders of thorough-bred cattle. CASHIER LAWSON of the First Nation al and family were Christmas guests of his cousin , Rev. F. F. Lewis , in Hold- rege. From that point he went down into Missouri on business. They all re turned home , Thursday evening. W. M. LAMBING , a Chicago stockman , was out at "Shadeland" stock farm , first of the- week , looking over Mr. Rogers' superb collection of Herefords.- . J. Hitle of Omaha was out on Thursday for a similar purpose. Few of us , perhaps , realize that we have within a few miles of our city fine thorough-bred cattle that are attracting so much attention from fine stock fanciers. Branching Out. The McCook Athletic club has been branching out , lately , and increasing it membership about one-half. Arrange ments have been made for the rental o the Morlan rooms adjoining the room now occupied by the club on the north It is proposed to make reception am reading rgoms of this additional space It will not be the effort of the club to provide a regular library , but the best current literature of the day will be found on its tables. The furniture has arrived aud it is expected to have the new apartments open for the member ship early in the new year. The mem bership of the club is approaching the fifty-mark , and its sphere of usefulness is widening. This last move is one ol the most commendable actions yet taken by the Athletic club , as it will provide a place and material for those who de sire to have access to the best literary matter of the day , and at a reasonable figure , and yet in no manner impairing the athletic features of the club. The Rogers Ballast Car. The winter season is utilized by the Burlington in which to push the work of ballasting its track , and for this pur pose the company now has in use 100 Rogers ballast cars cars specially built for the exclusive purpose of ballasting the road-bed. There are now in use on the Western division 40 of these cars , part of them hauling slag from the Den ver smelters and the remainder taking granite from the field at Woodruff. They are of 80,000 capacity each. The ballast ing material is dumped to the center of the track and a plow follows up and spreads the same all the operations be ing done by machinery , and thus saving much labor. At Woodruff , the contract or has 40 men engaged in blasting out the granite , which covers the surface of about forty acres and is evidently a foreign deposit. After the granite is blasted out of the earth it is taken to the crusher and from the crusher is elevated to the cars by machinery ; in fine , almost every process is done by machinery. Midnight Mass. " Owing to special privilege granted by Leo xiii , all resident pastors of the Catholic church have been granted priv ilege to celebrate "Midnight Mass" on New Year eve midnight in commem oration of the closing of the nineteenth century of the church. A three-days prayer is also commended previous to the celebration of the Mass , as a prepar ation for the ceremonies. Services for St. Patrick's church , Mc Cook , are as follows : Friday , 9 a.m. ; Saturday , 9 a m. ; Friday , 8p. m. , Satur day , 8 p. m ; Sunday services as usual. The Christmas music will be repeated at the "Midnight Mass. " Glllhooley's Reception. Everyone enjoys Vaudeville and in no class of stage plays are the elements so diversified or the features so varied as in farce-comedy , an excellent exposition of which is promised to us in Walter S. Mc Donald's absurdity , "Gilhooley's Recep tion. " The plot of the piece is designed solely to create laughter , and treats satirically bits of character familiar to us all. A feast of good things is promised and the company is capable of fulfilling all promises. "Gillhooley's Reception" comes to the Opera House , Wednesday , January 3. Seats on sale at McConnell & Berry's drug store. Death Relieved Her Sufferings. Mrs. Frank Lofton , whose sad mental condition was noted in last week's paper , the result of an attack of pneumonia , and who was on last Saturday taken to the asylum at Lincoln , died in that in stitution on Tuesday of this week. The remains were shipped here on Wednes day night and on Thursday were interred at Dodge school-house , where Rev. J. A. Badcon conducted the services. The be reaved husband has the tenderest sympa thy of many friends in his sorrow. Card of Thanks. McCook , Neb. , Dec. 25th , 1899. We , the Board of the Church of Christ , iu behalf of the church , do hereby ex press our siticere thankfulness to the Barnett Lumber Co. for its substantial Christmas present of one ton of coal. R. T. ELLER , D. W. LOAR , V. D. SELBY , L. E. MANSUR , JAMES POWELL. Begin the New Year right by starting a new set of books. Merchants will bear in mind that we have added to our stock a complete line of journals , ledgers , etc. , in fact a complete assortment of all kinds of blank books and can duplicate all prices made by wholesale dealers. MCCONNELL & BERRY. "MESSRS. A. CAMPBELL , J.W. HuppJ. H. Artz , Jack Henderson , C.W.Bronson and George Johnson were passengers on No. 12 , this morning , for Lincoln , to at tend a Shrine meeting in the capital city , tonight. RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS. Conductor A. L. Knowland is on Con ductor Pope's run. Mrs1. W. H. Rankin is quite seriousl ] sick with the mumps. Agent , and Mrs. A. J. Zint were at headquarters , mid-week. Brakeman L. A. Hurl hurt is off duty for awhile on account ot the illness of his wife. Conductor and Mrs. George Beck ar rived home , Saturday night , from their Omaha visit. Agent O. P. Yarger departed on Mon day morning , for his home in Rochford , South Dakota. Brakemau F. S. Curry and family are visiting with Benkelman relatives and friends , this week. Fireman Harry Kingsbury's little daughter Margie is very ill with an at tack of scarlet fever. Fireman Roy Dixon came up from the Oxford-Wyuiore run to be with the folks at home over Christmas. A new stove of the Burlington's ap- ) roved pattern , has been placed in Train master Kenyon's private office. Walter Sayers and sister , Mrs. Mae Clary , are visiting in Des Moines , Iowa , caving for that city , last Friday. Fireman and Mrs. E. E. DeLong have been entertaining their niece , Eva Mitchell of Red Cloud , this week. Fireman and Mrs. Otis Shaffer were up from Hastings , Christmas , the guests of Engineer and Mrs. C. K. Coleman. Conductor T. E. McCarl has Conductor Knowland's car and Brakeman E. A. Owen is with Gilcrest on the Imperial. Conductor Frank Kendlen and family were in Lincoln , Christmas day. Con- luctor Curran was on his run meanwhile. The company has equipped Receiver Stayner's office with a fire-proof safe in which to store his "cash aud valuables. " Conductor C. E. Pope is in Kansas hty on personal , business , which will keep him out of town for about ten days. Day Foreman J. H. Patterson and amily are iu Cameron , Missouri , on awe wo or three weeks visit to relatives and riends. Receiver'Stayuer can hello at pleasure o the trainmen now : a handsome desk > hone has been placed in his office , this veek. Engineer Ellis Ford , who is pulling he coustrucliou train on the St. Francis ine , visited his family here , Monday nd Tuesday. W. H. Johnston , Master Mechanic Archibald's chief clerk , ate his Christ mas turkey and cranberry sauce in Bloomington. Conductors V. H. Solliday and J. E. Beyrer , together with their wives , and Miss Millicent Slaby , were Christmas quests of relatives at Red Cloud. Switchman J. F. Utter is day foreman luring the absence of J. H. Patterson in Missouri , and Switchman F. W. Peirsall .s on the night force in his place. J. M. Starr , who is out on the line with the telegraph gang , came in from iTurua , Colorado , Saturday , to spend the festival-time with the home folks. One of the Christmas presents most prized by T. H. French's little daughter , May , is a gold band ring sent from the Klondike. The ring is formed by three auggetsof gold. J. G. Gqldtrap has gone into the rail road service in Colorado somewhere and Mrs. Goldtrap and the baby are making : heir home with her father , Engineer C. K. Putnam for the present. Engineer and Mrs. Frank Hawksworth ; pent the Christmas-tide with his par- juts , Chief of Motive Power and Mrs. D. IV. Hawksworth , in Plattsmouth , going lown Saturday night and returning home on Tuesday. Engineer M. R. Gates has purchased the handsome and cosy little cottage built by A. Barnett during the past sum mer , but conldnU begin housekeeping in ais new home until a celebrated Majestic range was duly installed therein. Agent and Mrs. Mark Lawritson of [ ndianola were guests of his brother , lerk Mathew Lawritson of Supt. Camp bell's office , Christmas day. Mrs. Law ritson came up on Sunday night , and the agent on Monday noon ; both return ing home on 6 , Monday night. Conductor Mose Carmony took advan tage of the.absence of the family , first of the week , to paint the kitchen floor and lie has wished several times since that he tiadn't. He was taken with painter's : olic and for awhile was unconcerned as to whether he lived or died. Conductor William Shinsel went out in his car his irst trip , and on Christmas day at that. Congregational Club Meeting. The Congregational club of the Re publican valley met in Cambridge , last week Tuesday. The attendance was not large but a very enjoyable meeting was held. In the afternoon the club listened to an expository "Galatians" paper on by Rev.William Hardcastle ; and Rev. F. F. Lewis of Holdrege treated the same epistle from the preacher's standpoint. A scholarly paper by F. W. Pease of Alma .on Dr. William Newton Clarke's lectures at Johns Hopkins university , last year , entitled "What shall we think of Christianity ? " was a helpful exposi tion of our best thought today. In the evening the club celebrated Forefathers Day with the Cambridge church. About 100 sat down to supper. There were four addresses : W. J. Turner of McCook spoke on "The Be- jinnings. " F. F. Lewis touched all hearts with his realistic picture of the 'Pilgrims of Plymouth. " Mr. Mitchell pointed out the Pilgrim way today , "It is to do the next thing , he duty that lies close at hand. " Miss Selma Noren's address on Our Pilgrim Sisters" showed careful prepara- ions and access to the most recent and best historical material. The Puritan woman stood before us in her very habit as she lived. The fellowship of the Cambridge peo- > le and the welcome from their pastor nd his wife warmed all our hearts. The Next Theatrical Attraction. "Gilhooley's Reception , " which "scor- d a distinct hit last season will be seen here Wednesday , January 3 , so Manager Menard announces. Of course the char- cterof the piece will be what is known s farce comedy , and there will be the customary interpolation of singing and dancing. A comedy would not be a comedy three days without specialties , and Manager McDonald promises to pre sent to the audience a company of "Vaudeville" artists second to none in their respective lines. Changes have been made in the subject matter of the farce , such as will be noted were intend- ed'to- bring the performance up to date or a little beyond. Local attendances know that " ' " "Gillhooley's Reception" affords as bright and original entertain ment as can be desired , and will surely give it the welcome it justly deserves. Dedication. The Garden Prairie M. E. church will be dedicated on Sunday , January ylh , 1900. It is located one half mile north of Quick postoffice , Frontier county , Ne braska. Services on Saturday evening , January 6th , and Sunday morning and evening , January 7lh. Several ministers from a distance will be present also others living near by. All persons from a distance will be cared for and enter tained during these services. TRUSTEES. Private Sale. Having rented my farm , I will offer at private sale the following property : Fifteen stands of bees. Large pen of Silver-Laced Wyandotte : hickens ; choice , Hens and Pullets , to 75c ; cockerels from $1.00 to $3 oo. Together with all farm implements. BENJ. BAKER , Four miles east of McCook. R. V. D. Poultry Association. There will be a meeting of the Repub lican Valley District Poultry association in the office of H. H. Berry , Saturday ifternoon , January 6th , to which all members and individuals interested in poultry are invited. B. G. GOSSARD , Secretary. Card of Thanks. To the members of the Ladies Circle , the county officers , railroad boys , and ill who so liberally contributed towards the monument fund , we wish to tender our sincerest thanks. W. S. FITCH , Chairman Monument Com. Attention , Clergymen. Applications for half-fare permits for the year 1900 will be received , and clergymen are urged to make their ap plications at once. A. P. THOMSON , Agent , McCook. We Meet ill prices made by wholesale dealers on blank books of all kinds. Patronize a tiouie institution and buy of MCCONNELL & BERRY. The Hamilton store-room , two doors south of THE TRIBUNE office , is being repaired and repainted in part and will be occupied the first of the year by Mrs. Sadie Saddler , of Franklin , as a mil linery store. Edwin L. Swain and Cora M. Tirrill , who were recently married by Rev. J. A. Badcon of our city , are making their home in the vicinity of Catherine , Hayes county. THE TRIBUNE will club with any pa per yon may want. Try it. MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS. Buy your drugs of Loar. Dolls and toys at McMillen's. Loar's is the place to buy drugs. Loar's Cough Killer does the work. Bullard's Moitland coal is genuine. Swell Golf Capes for sale at DeGrofPs. We are sure you will like Bullard's S.-B. coal. For chapped or cracked hands , use Loar's Cream. It is folly to cough ; McMillen's Cough Cure is promptly effective. Call up 19 if you have any newspaper or job printing business to do. Telephone No. 31 , when you want anything in the hardware line. SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB UNE office. B * 5t in the market. To make your hands smooth aud'soft use McMillen's Cream Lotion. School orders taken at par. S. W. LOWMAN. You are right , if the ashes are red. Bullard's S.-B. coal makes the red ash. Increase your supply of eggs by using McMillen's Egg Producer. Guaranteed. Mother McCook has just received nu- other smear of soft soap for domesfc use. The ice harvest is well under way , this week. Fine quality and proper thick ness. ness.H. H. C. Rider is having a new front put into the old tailor-shop building on Main street. When you have decided upon your winter's reading matter , come in and let us figure with you. Everist , Marsh & Co. have been kill ing some corn-fed heifers that are second to nothing in the state. Pump and well work and repairing promptly done by J. C. Ball. Leave orders at Polk Bros. ' tin-shop. Your first New Year resolve should be to try Bullard's S.-B. coal. You won't want to break that resolution. The Commercial management entertained - ' tained a part of the local press gang and a few others at Christmas dinner. FOR SALE My residence on corner of Madison and Douglas streets. F. S. WILCOX. We have decided to close out what wall-paper we have left at a great reduc tion in price. D. W. LOAR. Frank E. Hamilton and Sophia Hein- lein were united in marriage by Elder H. H. Berry , last Wednesday , the 2Oth instant. There was a full attendance at the - Christmas evening dance of the Fort nightly dancing club , this week , with a number of out-of town participants. The bloodless ice war is apparently over , and white-winged peace once more broods over Pat and Johnny's pond. Ice will be ice as usual , next season. Self-Hypnotic-Healing , Clairvoyance aud Hypnotism. Lessons free ; loc. for postage. Prof. S. A. Graunell , P. H. D. , McCook , Neb. Box 123. 2-1-19 The telephone line to the South Side was placed in operation , Tuesday , work ing in fine shape. Fred Carruth , Joe Evans and William Harmon are on this line. The probabilities are that that steel viaduct or bridge will not materialize right away , but the'rearing of castles iu Spain will go on at the same old merry rate. Alexander Nelson McNutt and Sara Ethelryn Prime , both formerly of our city , were married in the Episcopal chapel at Creighton , this state , Tues day , November 28th. Forty-acre farm , one mile of McCook , for rent ; well , windmill , house and barn. Just the place for one who wants to delight light farming and work in town. Call at S. M. Cochran & Co.'s. When you are in buying your meat for harvesters or corn huskers , please speak to us about our little farm we have for sale , one and one-half miles from town. EVERIST , MARSH & . Co. See what we have : Colorado hard coal all sizes ; Pennsylvania hard coal all sizes ; Canon City , Maitland , Sheri dan , Maitland nut , Sheridan nut and pea coal. Your order will receive prompt attention. BARNETT LUMBER Co. How to keep cool in the summer time : Go to S. M. Cochran S : Co.'s and get some ice tongs and saws and put up your own ice , and get five cents a pound more for your butter than your neighbor who don't put up any ice and always gets hot when he has to take less for the product of his dairy. Take your prescriptions to Loar.