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EIGHTEENTH YEAR McCOOK. , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 5 , 19OO. NUMBER 34
Mollie E. , wife of Frank S. Lofton ,
was born in Lancaster county , Pennsj'-
vania , August ijth. 1866 ; died on Decem
ber 27111 , 1899 , aged 33 years , 4 months
and ten days. At the age of two years.
Mollie E. Bavington , with hei parents ,
moved from the Keystone state to Peotiit.
Illinois. Her parents died when slit-
was but twelve \ears of age. At HavaiiHf
Illinois , on the 151 h day of February ,
1888. she was united in marriage with
Frank S. Lofton , who with two children ,
Robert and Roy , are left to mourn the
loss of an affectionate wife and loving
Sister Lofton's life was a model worthy
of imitation : Converted in early life ,
she united wiih the United Brethren
church , of which she was a faithful
member until her'reuioval west , a few
years ago , when not finding a church of
her faith and choice , she and her hus
band united by certificate with the
Methodist church upon its organization
at the Dodge school-house , and at once
entered with zeal into all lines of church
work. Her husband being elected
superintendent of the Sunday-school at
its organization in their neighborhood ,
she sought to be helpful to him in his
work ; however , it was not alone in
church work that her charity and efforts
were bestowed , but wherever distress ,
sickness or sorrow was , there her noble
character was most felt in her labors to
relieve and comfort. In her death the
community where she lived has lost a
friend indeed , her husband an affection
ate companion , her children a loving
mother. Having passed on to her re
ward , she still lives in the hearts of
those who have come in touch with her
Christ-like life while with us in the flesh.
J. A. B.
Their Annual Meeting.
The members of the Congregational
church held their annual meeting in the
church , Wednesday night , with a fair
representation of the membership pres
ent. Reports from the several depart
ments of church work were presented
and read , showing the church to be in
very good condition. The expenditures
of the year have been over $2,200 , includ
ing neat sums paid on church , parson
age and missions , in addition to the
salary of pastor and incidentals. The
Congregational brethren have one of the
finest church plants in this section of
Nebraska , and its financial affairs are in
The members of the choir were hand
somely remembered by the congregation
in recognition of their musical efforts
during the j-ear closed.
The various officers of the church were
reelected , and it is expected that the
work of the church will go forward dur
ing the great year of opportunity upon
which it has just entered.
Light refreshments were served , as is
the custom , after the business of the
evening was ended , and a brief social
season brought this important occasion
to Congregationalists to a close.
An Impressive Ceremonial.
The impressive ceremony commemor
ative of the completion of nineteen cen
turies of the Catholic church , celebrated
in St. Patrick's church , Sunday night ,
by "Midnight Mass , " crowded that edi
fice with worshipers and witnesses. It
was doubtless one of the most solemn
ceremouies ever witnessed in the city.
The elaborate music of Christmas was
repeated on this occasion , adding a
superbly tuneful element to a most fas
cinating event , which those present will
not soon forget.
Notice of Removal.
We wish to notify our customers and
the public in general that we have
moved our harness and saddlery busi
ness from the second door west of the
Citizens bank to the first door south of
the "Bee Hive" ill the Cole building ,
where we have ample room to carry a
complete stock in our line. Harness ,
saddles , robes , blankets , nets , dusters ,
whips , veterinary remedies , buggy , tops ,
etc. Carriage trimming done with neat
ness and dispatch.
SELBY & WASHBURN.McCook.Neb.
The New Year.
The new year was ushered in without
even the ringing of bells , this year , and
the day was simply marked by a partial
and temporary cessation of business
activity. The banks , postoffice and
most of the business houses closed their
doors and many citizens quietly observed
the occasion in the quiet of home. There
was no public observance or celebration ,
and the social functions were restricted
lo little home parties and a few personal
visits. _ .
Card of Thanks.
For many kindnesses extended and
every assistance so willingly rendered ,
r during the illness and after the death of
my wife , I am most deeply thankful and
gratefnl to all. F. S. LOFTON.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
. JACO LONG is very ill.
A. W. UTTER is home from Kansas.
OLA RUSSOM arrived from Broken
Bow , SIIII < | H- , night
MKS C E POPE was with Oxford
relntives New Yrar day.
D T. WELTY of Cambridge had busi
ness in the city , last Saturday
F S. VAHUE is about attending to
bnt-iness , aftei a few days' indisposition.
LOVE AND JOHN BALLARD returned
home , Monday night , from their visit to
MARION OCHILTKEE made a visit to
Omaha , last week , arriving home -on
MILLIE SLABY departed , yesterday
morning , for Peru , to resume her studies
in the slate normal school.
MISSES DOT DAVENPORT ofCulbert-
son and Lou O'Donnell of Stratton were
participants in the New Year dance.
MARK J. SMITH of the Republican
has been absent , this week , attending tea
a sale of property in Eluiwood , Illinois
GEORGE WORK of Hastings was in the
city , Wednesday evening. He is a % vell-
known Sunday-school worker of that
Miss NELLE M. CLARK was up from
Oxford , close of last and fore part of this
week , guest of her aunt , Mrs. V. H. Sol-
MR. AND. MRS. H. H. TARTSCH ar
rived home , Wednesday night , from
their visit to the home folks in Plaits-
JAMES HATHIELD , who has been visit-
jng his parents in Decatur , Illinois , sine
Christmas time , returned home on NO-
I , Sunday.
MISS KATHERINE HIGGINS returned
to Kansas City , Tuesday , after spending
Christmas vacation with her mother and
J. R. EASL-EY of McConuell & Berry's
arrived home , Monday night , from pass
ing the New Year with the family in
eastern Nebraska. /
I. D. DIVINE returned , Tuesday night ,
to school at Franklin. He is greatly
pleased with the school and the thorough
work done therein.
MRS O. P. YARGER departed for her
home in Rochford , S. D. , Wednesday
morning , visiting her family at Red
Cloud , a few days , en route.
MRS. CROMMETT and son arrived in
the city , Monday , from Beaver City , and
are spending the week here , guests of
their daughter and sister , Mrs. F. F.
MRS. L. M. LOFTON , mother of F. S.
Lofton of Gerver precinct , arrived from
Chicago , close of last week , and will
make him and the children a visit of
three or four weeks.
MRS ISABELL SAUNDERS , who lives
near Daubury , died , last week. She was
buried at old Stoughton. She was a
member of the Star of Jupiter , in which
she was insured for $500.
L. C. DOLE departed , Sunday morn
ing on 2 , via Lincoln , for Suniner , Wash
ington , to help take care of H. H. East-
erday , whose health seems to be declin
ing rather than improving.
B. M. FREES of Chicago has been
spending the week here , closing up his
large business interests for the year.
Mrs. Frees accompanied him , and they
have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs A.
MARJORIE , the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. G. Schobel , gave a party ,
last Saturday afternoon , lo a number of
her little neighbors , in celebration of
her third birthday. 'Twas a happy
gathering of infant spirits.
MRS. L. M. COPELAND , who has been
making her daughter , Mrs. J. G. Scho
bel , a visit over the holidays , returned
to Minden , yesterday' morning on 12.
Anna Johnson , who has also been a guest
in the Schobel home , and little Marjorie
Schobel , accompanied her.
C. P. VILAND is now at Beloit , Iowa.
He has bean employed for over a year
in The United Norwegian Lutheran
Church Orphan Home at that place but
writes us that he has rented a farm near
there and will niove.outo it soon. He
reports the family as all well.
WILL WALTERS came in from the
east , last Saturday , and is spending the
week at home with the folks. He has
been on the road for a great drug manu
facturing concern of the east in eastern
territory , but with the new year will
take and work western territory , making
his headquarters in the city of Den
ver. He will travel from Wyoming
to Texas. Will is one of the McCook
boys who is carving a prosperous way in
life , and we all congratulate him.
Their Fifth Annual Success.
The members of C. W. Bronson lodge
No. 487 , Brotherhood of Railroad Train
men , in their fifth animal ball in the
Menard opera house , New Year evening ,
added another success to the list of social
affairs conducted by the brotherhood.
As usual , the attendance crowded the
opera house to the limit of comfort , and
gayety and joy reigned supreme during
the entire evening ; in fact it was one of
the jolliest gatherings of the kind ever
held in the city.
At the appointed hour the dance
opened with a grand march , Ed. Jordan
on the floor as manager. At an early
hour in the first part of the programme
the order to unmask was given , which
act was attended by the customary surprises
and " . "
There was a large and varied represen
tation in the array of masqueraders :
Coons of both genders , Spanish gran
dees , cadet , the inevitable Teuton ,
clowns galore , cowboy Indians , Uncle
Sain and his best girl , Miss Columbia ,
sailors , school-girls , waitresses , ghosts ,
X-Ray , "Two Little Girls in Blue. " the
Burlington , THE TRIBUNE , and nonde
scripts numerous and ludicrous. Some
of the costumes were handsome , a few
original and many grotesque. The "X-
Ray" costume worn by W. C. Bulger
was perhaps the most original on the
floor. However , there was no prize of
fered. Two of the dancers were arrayed
in garments made of muslin upon which
last week's TRIBUNE had been printed
Supper for the occasion was served to
all who desired refreshments in the City
The Pythian orchestra was the source
of musical inspiration.
Colored lanterns and paper were effect
ively used in decorating the hall.
In a word , the brotherhood is open to
congratulatious upon the large and bril
liant success of their annual ball and
The New County Officers.
The new county officers were duly in
stalled in their respective positions ,
Thursday , the 4th , and each one is now
devoting his spare time to "getting onto
the ropes. " The changes are as follows :
In the treasurer's office , O. L. Thomp
son succeeds J. H. Berge , who leaves the
affairs of the office in fine shape. With
the aid of his very competent deputy ,
Ben Gossard , Mr. Thompson will keep
the important business affairs of that
office in ship-shape , THE TRIBUNE has
The sheriff's office also witnesses a
change of chief and deputy , G. F. King-
horn succeeding John R. Neel , and Art
C. Crabtree being installed as deputy
vice I. M. Smith. The boys are both
level-headed , if young-hearted , and they
will fill the positions thus vacated by
veterans with credit to themselves and
lionor to the party.
On the board of county commissioners ,
H. A. Waterman follows James A. Rob
inson , who has made the county an ex
cellent and business-like commissioner.
Mr. Waterman conies to the board with
years and experience , and the affairs of
the county will be in good hands.
The Top Price.
The McCook separating station is now
paying the highest price they have ever
paid for butter fat 20 cents per pound.
THE TRIBUNE wants to suggest in this
connection , that this is a very profitable
price. Take for instance , milk that will
average five per cent , that is , five pounds
of fat to the hundred pounds of milk ,
and the patron of the separating station
is receiving twenty cents a pound for his
butter and gets the sweet milk back for
use on the farm. This matter will bear
close investigation , farmer. You should
give more attention to the dairy indus
try even though it reduces your acre
age of corn and wheat somewhat.
ARCHIE UTTER is home again.
M. A. SPALDING is up from Riverton.
C. H. BOYLE is in his office , today ,
after being housed a number of days
MRS. D. W. LOAR and daughter Grace
arrived home , Monday night , from visit
ing Beaver City friends.
ETHEL AND "JESSIE POPE arrived
home , Monday night , from visiting
Beaver City and Oxford relatives.
Miss NELLIE HALLIGAN returned to
Sutton , Nebraska , Thursday morning ,
after spending the holidays here , guest
of C. J. Ryan's family.
Miss MAUD VANSICKLE , of Orleans ,
who has been the guest of Mrs. V. H.
Solliday during the holiday season , re
turned home on Tuesday evening.
W. S. McKiNNEY , who is collecting
for the McCormick harvesting machine
company , will make his headquarters in
McCook for the ensuing year. He and
wife are located at the Commercial for
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Cowductor T. F. Enright has returned
Receiver Stayner answers very sweetly
to No. 133.
W. C. Engelhorn is located in Trini
dad , Colorado , at present.
Fireman Harry Culbertson returned ,
Sunday , from his Chicago visit.
Roy Smith is home from Denver with
a well-developed case of the mumps.
Brakeman John Hegenberger has re
turned to work after a lay-off of ten
Mrs. Addison Miller was down from
Denver , fore part of the week , visiting
The pay-car will come to McCook ,
Friday evening , January I2th , attached
to No. 3.
Trainmaster Web. Josselyn of Orleans
was at headquarters , Monday night , be
C. C. Calvert arrived home , first of
the week , from his trip to Missouri , to
visit the family.
Brakeman F. S. Curry is in the harness
again after laying off with a sore hand a
number of days.
Trainmaster J. C. Birdsell was down
from Alliance , Sunday , on a short busi
All the C. , B. & N. cars that reach
this point are being changed to "Q" as
quickly as possible.
Operator Will Brown of Bloouiington
tripped the light fantastic en masque ,
New Year evening.
Sixteen Florence & Cripple Creek
narrow gauge cars passed through here ,
west-bound , on flat cars.
Brakeman and Mrs. G. C. Topping are
enjoying a short visit in Denver , going
up on Wednesday noon.
Operator O'Donnell came down from
Benkelman , last night , and will be at
headquarters for awhile.
Asst. .Supt. Frank Harris had business
at headquarters , last Friday , and again
on Wednesday of this week.
Day Foreman J. H. Patterson and
family arrived home , Tuesday noon on i ,
from their trip to Missouri.
Switchman J. W. Gerlinger was down
from Akron , to attend the hop , and vis
ited relatives over New Year.
Extra Agent A. J. Zint went over to
Lebanon , this morning , to relieve the
agent at that station for awhile.
Brakeman Walter Sayers arrived home ,
Wednesday , from his trip to Des Moines ,
Iowa , and went to work at once.
The ice house is assuming shape rapid
ly. It will be quite an imposing , as well
as a thoroughly up-to-date structure.
Superintendent Campbell went up to
Denver , yesterday on No. i in his private
car No , 10 , on business of the company.
Chief Dispatcher A. R. Grout of
Holyoke is absent on a thirty-days vaca
tion and Dispatcher Pate is relieving
You will scarcely recognize Receiver
Stayner's new safe , since Max Anton has
interviewed it with his brushes and
W. F. Pate departed , Wednesday
morning on 12 , for Holyoke , where he
will take the dispatcher's trick for a few
Henry and Alice , of Asst. Supt. Har
ris' family , were down from Denver over
New Year , returning to home and school
on Monday noon's train.
Conductor and Mrs. A. P. Benne de
parted , Monday , on a visit of a month
or so in Eau Claire , Wisconsin , and
other points in that vicinity.
Conductor J. J. Curran has conductor
Bonno's run during the absence of the
latter in Wisconsin , and Conductor Eph.
Benjamin has Curran's car and crew.
Mrs. Charles Calhoun and the baby
arrived from Norton , Kansas , last Satur
day , and the family has gone to house
keeping in the Richard Carroll residence
on the east side.
John Bohnstedt came down froinHart-
ville , last week , and will spend about a
month here , returning to Wyoming
early in February. He reports life and
business active in Hartville and Guernsey
City , both of which are expected to
make pretty lively and prosperous towns.
Fine New Grocery Store.
Joseph Menard's old stand will be oc
cupied , after January isth , by R. T.
EHer & Co. , with a new stock of grocer
ies and queens ware. They propose to
carry fancy and staple groceries and an
elegant line of queensware. Mr. Eller
will leave for the east in a few days to
Rev. J. A. Badcon of the Methodist
church surprised the most of his parish
ioners and friends in the city , this week ,
by taking unto himself a wife. The
interesting event transpired at Chester ,
Thayer county , this state , Wednesday
evening , and the happy bride and groom
arrived in the city , last night , to receive
the congratulations of their many friends.
The Chester Herald , of December 29th ,
has the following reference to the matter :
Cards are out announcing the marriage
of Miss May Faith , of this city , lo Rev.
J. A. Badcon , pastor of the First Meth
odist Episcopal church of McCook ,
Nebraska. The ceremony is to be sol
emnized in the Methodist church of this
city , by the Rev. U. G. Brown , on Wed
nesday evening. January 3 , 1900 , at 8
o'clock , and they will leave for their
home at McCook on the following day.
The bride-to-be is one of our best and
most promising young ladies and a very
successful teacher in our county schools.
For years she has been prominently
identified with every department of
church work and is fully equipped and
qualified to assume the duties devolving
upon the wife of a minister , and as she
bursts the bonds that bind her to the
O. M. C. , and soars away into the sky of
matrimonial bliss , her very many friends
wish her much success. The groom is
one of the leading pastors in the West
Nebraska conference , and we can vouch
for the efficacy of his preaching and
teaching , as we were permitted to sit
under his teaching for several years
while we were pastor and printer together
at the yillage of Milford in the year 1886.
After the nuptial knot is tied and they
will have become groom and bride , we
then will have something more to say ,
and wish them joy on their wedding
day. Chester ( Neb. ) Herald.
All Over a Century Old.
The New York Journal of recent date
gives the photographs of the seven old
est persons in America. They are all
over a century old the oldest 129 years
and the youngest an even 100 years.
One of the seven is an aunt of E. H.
Doan of the McCook Milling Co. , a sister
of his father , Mrs. Deborah Doan King ,
of whom the Journal has the following :
The events of the war of 1812 are more
vivid in my mind than those of our re
cent war with Spain , for I was at that
time a girl at the romantic age of sixteen.
Two of my beaux were among the volun
teers who took part in the unsuccessful
invasion of Canada and the surrender
of Detroit in the early part of the war.
"Commodore Perry's brilliant victory
at the battle of Lake Erie took place al
most at our doors , it seemed to us who
lived in Pennsylvania. "
"There was great rejoicing when the
frigate Constitution defeated the Guer-
riere , about like that over Dewey's vic
tory at Manila. I remember how the
news of the victorious battles of Chippewa -
pewa , Lundy's Lane and of Lake Champlain -
plain came in quick succession. "
"Then there was the fearful time when
the British defeated the Americans at
Bladensburg and entered Washington
and burned the public buildings. Soon
afterward came our victories at Baltimore
and brave old General Andrew Jackson's
at New Orleans , that turned the tide of
affairs in our favor. "
In New Quarters.
This week , Engineer M. R. Gates
moved into his new and lately purchased
residence , the Barnett cottage. A. G.
Dole and family will occupy the Bullard
dwelling , close of this week ; the same
being now under repairs. Mrs. C. H.
Douglass moved up from South McCook
and occupies the flat over the Menard
store-rooms. J. A. Ranney moved from
the old club room to Mrs. S. A. Griggs'
Having rented my farm , I will offer at
private sale the following property :
Fifteen stands of bees.
Large pen of Silver-Laced Wyandotte
chickens ; choice , Hens and Pullets , 500
to 75c ; cockerels from $1.00 to $3.00.
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
afternoon , January 6th , to which all
members and individuals interested in
poultry are invited.
B. G. GOSSARD. Secretary.
all prices made by wholesale dealers on
blank books of all kinds. Patronize a
home institution and buy of
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
The Awl-Os will be entertained by
Miss Ella Leonard at the home of Agent
A. P. Thomson , tonight.
You will like Bullard's S.-B. coal.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Red ash S.-B. coal at Bullard'a.
Buy your Maitland coal of Bullards
and get the genuine.
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 , . 3 : , when you want
anything in the hardware line.
To make your hands smooth and soft
use McMillen's Cream Lotion.
Coal screenings by the load at Bar-
nett's. We screen all our coal.
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB
UNE office. Bf st in the market.
S.-B. coal is the very best thing in
town and is sold only by Bullards.
School orders taken at par.
S. W. LOWMAN.
Increase your supply of eggs by usiug
McMillen's Egg Producer. Guaranteed.
Gilhooley's Reception drew a good
house and dislocated buttons not a few ,
When you have decided upon your
winter's reading matter , come in and let
us figure with you.
H. H. Troth has opened an office in
the Rider building , two doors north of
his former location.
The Garrard-Troth ruins have been
removed , leaving quite an "open ex
pression" in block 22.
For well screened coal of all kinds ,
send your order to the Uarnett Lumber
Co. Telephone No. 5.
To LET Furnished rooms in the
opera house building. Inquire of Mrs.
C. H. Douglass for particulars.
Don't buy anything else because it is
the same price as Maitland , but go to
Bullards and get the real thing.
FOR SALE My residence on corner
o.f Madison and Douglas streets.
F. S. WILCOX.
For cooking purppses , you will be
pleased with the Maitlaud Nut coal.
BARNETT LUMBER Co.
The sorghum factory , THE TRIBUNE
has it per kaffirgrani , will be erected
'ferninst the steel viaduct over on the
west side. Ess fay !
Messrs. Selby & Washburn have
moved into the Cole store-room , this
week , giving them larger , better and
more convenient quarters.
Self-Hypnotic-Healing , Clairvoyance
and Hypnotism. Lessons free ; loc. for
postage. Prof. S. A. Grannell. P. H. D. ,
McCook Neb. Box .
, 123. 2-1-19
In addition to his handsome residence
in the city , Mr. Engel has a few pieces
of land for sale in this section , at a rea
sonable price. See him about any of
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.
The quality of soft soap and sorghum
like mercy is not strained ; but is
poured out with overwhelming and nau
seating abundance. The manner in which
some take it in like Divine mercy is
past understanding. Hail , thou sapient ,
saponaceous sweetness !
The Thompson Dry Goods Co. are hav
ing the. liveliest January Clearing Sale
remembered in McCook. Their invar
iable method is to clean up each season
and the opportunities for economical
shopping are understood and improved
by most users of goods in their lines.
A. B. Chamberlain will retire from
business in our city , about the first of
the coming month , and will return to
the eastern part of the state , and engage
in business there. R. T. Eller' : Co.
will occupy the old stand about the mid
dle of the month with a line of groceries
How to keep cool in the summer time
Go to S. M. Cochran & 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.
It is a great satisfaction to be able to
get just what you want in any line , and
this is especially true of meats. Just call
up Everist , Marsh & Co. , phone 12 , and
the rest is easy. They carry the choic
est of every article belonging to a first-
class , up-to-date meat market , and a
word brings your order to the door.
THE TRIBUNE will club with any pa
per you may want. Try it.
Lots of Maitland coal at Bullard's and
it is the pure quill.
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