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EIGHTEENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRSKA , FRIDAY EVENING , JANUARY 12 , 19OO. NUMBER 25
Peter Francois Roflnot.
Peter Francois Rofinot passed peace
fully away , Wednesday morning early ,
at the home of his daughter , Mrs. Joseph
Menard of our city , after a very brief
illness with pneumonia. He was well
and about as usual in his helpful , cheery
way up to within a few days of his
death ; having been happily and deeply
interested in the establishment of the
family in their new home the removal
being about finished when the grim
reaper laid his icy hands upon the grand
old man , releasing his sweet , manly
spirit from its earthly tenement of clay.
Peter Francois Rofinot. was born in
Dambelin , France , January I4th , 1815 ;
died in McCook , Nebraska , January
loth , 1900. The deceased came to Amer
ica in 1835 , one year later than his wife
and life-long companion , settling first
near Utica , New York ; and in 1840 re
moving to Chicago , where he lived con
tinuously up to last October nearly 60
years. He was , from 1845 to 1858 , en
gaged in the stone business , building
many of the best stone buildings in
Chicago up to the later date. He was
engaged in the business before the canal
days , and hauled the stone from Joliet
to Chicago with teams and wagons.
The deceased held the office of town
supervisor several times in Chicago's
early history , and was president ol both
French and English societies of that city
during his lifetime.
Last fall , Mr. and Mrs. Rofinot were
awarded the gold medal at the old
settlers' meeting in Chicago for being the
oldest married couple in that city. They
had been married 59 years at that time ,
and their combined ages exceeds that of
any other couple in the city.
He is survived by his wife , three sons
and two daughters.
The funeral will occur in St. Patrick's
churchtomorrow morning at ten o'clock ,
T'v * Rev.J. W. Hickey conducting the Re
fr > quiem High Mass. Interment will fol
low in Calvary ceme tery.
A son , V. F. Rofinot. arrived from
Chicago , last night , to attend the funer
al. Mrs. F. S. Harris of Pueblo , Col
orado , is also present.
The dear old "mother and wife , the
children and friends , all have the tender
sympathy of many friends in this sudden
They Were All Out.
Misses Elizabeth Thomson and Ella
Leonard entertained the "Awl-Os" with
compelling clex-erness and characteristic
graciousness , last Friday evening , at the
home of Agent and Mrs. A. P. Thomson.
There was an unusually large attendance
of the young ladies of the club , and the
evening was notably felicitous.
Refreshments had an appropriate place
in the plan of entertainment.
The election of officers resulted as fol
lows : President , Miss Elizabeth Thom
son ; vice president , Miss Addie Doan ;
secretary-treasurer , Miss Katheryn Mul
len ; executive committee , Misses Han
nah Stangland , Ethel Oyster and Maggie
After a Short Illness.
Mrs. Charles Hammell died on Monday -
day morning , after a short illness. She
was taken seriously ill on Saturday after
noon and passed away on Monday morn
ing , a healthy and vigorous child surviv
ing. The remains were taken to the
Christian cemetery at Red Willow for in
terment. Rev. J. A. Badcon of the
Methodist church conducted the seryices
in the Christian church at Red Willow ,
The deceased was a Quigley. The be
reaved young husband has the deep
sympathy of all in his sorrow.
Athletic Club Officers.
-Last Friday evening was the regular
election of officers for the McCook ath
letic club , and at that time the following
wise selections were made : President , O.
B. Thorgrimson ; vice-president , E. O.
Scott ; secretary , J. R. McCarl ; treasurer ,
L. T. Thorgrimson ; librarian , C. C.
Norttirup ; gymnasium room committee ,
W. J. Turner , S. D. Belles , E. O. Vabue ;
reading room committee , J. A. Beyrer ,
Knud Stangland , H. E. Dole.
The membership now numbers about
fifty , and an interesting field opens be
fore the club.
County Supt. Welborn has announced
the distribution of the December appor
tionment as follows :
Amount from state supt $2,724.97
Amount from fines and licenses. 19.00
Total amount apportioned. . 2,743 97
One-fourth to the districts 685 87
W > No. districts participating..77
* Three-fourth apportioned 2,058.10
No. entitled to share 3,468
Amonnt apportioned to each. . . .593
Amount to each district 8.85
J Perhaps yon would not think of look
ing in a coal bin for "nigger heads" bnt
that is what they call the round pieces in
Bullard's Maitland coal.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
FRANK VAHUE weut up to Colorado ,
Thursday , on a short visit.
C. P. RlNKER has been a city visitor
on business part of the week.
Miss NORA SNYDER is a guest of Con
ductor and Mrs. H. A. Rouch.
MRS. C. H. WlLLARD of Concordia ,
Kansas , is the guest of her sister , Mrs. J.
MRS. A.J. ZlNT is entertaining her
mother , who arrived from Curtis , Thurs
J. W.BRAUN , late with Artz & Thomp
son , departed for Sterling , Colorado ,
MRS. CLARA HARBISON returned to
her home in Culbertson , Monday even
ing on 5 , to remain.
ED. BADCON went down to Arapahoe ,
Tuesday on 12 , and will be employed by
a brother at tbat < place.
GEORGE EISENHART and Henry Lehman -
man of Culbertson were pilgrims to the
valley's finest , Monday.
Miss NELLE CLARK returned to Ox
ford , Monday evening , after visiting Mc
Cook relatives for a week or two.
C. G. CREWS and Henry Lehman were
down from Culbertson , last Friday after
noon , on a little matter of business.
JOHN M. LOGAN now occupies a bench
in H. P. Suttou's jewelry and music
store , Mr. Borsheiui having returned to
MRS. C. E. POPE went down to Lin
coln , last Friday night , to visit her
mother and a sister , returning home on
3 , Sunday night.
JOHN G. ERVIN and Ed.Erwin , two
of Missouri Ridge's energetic farmers ,
were among the county seat's business
visitors , Wednesday.
HENRY McKEAN and D. L. Beaman
of Bartley were city visitors , Tuesday ,
on business , and welcome callers at these
MRS. H. H. TROTH and J. G. Stokes
have the sympathy of the community
on account of the death of their aged
mother in New Jersey , this week.
M.J.ABBOTT of Hayes Center , J. W.
Cole of Culbertson , J. W. Hann of Wau-
neta and F. C. Krotter and wife of Pali
sade were all Monday visitors of the best
town in Southwestern Nebraska.
F. A. BROTT of McCook was in town ,
yesterday , shaking hands with friends
and looking after business matters . . . J.
F. Jones drove down to McCook ,
Wednesday , with his sisters , who have
been visiting him. They will visit an
other brother in that town before return
ing home. Trenton Register.
DEPUTY STATE TREASURER AND
MRS SAM PATTERSON of Lincoln , Jim
Patterson and Charles Parmelee of
Plattsmouth arrived in the city , last
night , and were or are the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. H. H. Tartsch. The deputy
returned to Lincoln , this morning on 2 ,
Mrs. Patterson and Jim being still in the
W. T. COLEMAN and S. M. Cochran
departed , Monday night , for Omaha , to
attend the convention of retail imple
ment dealers , which convened in that
city on Wednesday , Thursday and Fri
day of this week. While absent , the
boys will also lay in a large stock of
goods for the coming season. They will
arrive home , Monday.
H. S.-Athletic Club Benefit.
A musical-literary entertainment will
be given in the assembly room , Friday
evening , January 2oth , for the benefit of
the High School athletic club. The
doors will open 317:30 ; entertainment will
begin at 8. "Following is the
Music. Elsie Burgess
Story. Miss Berry
Music Blanche McCarl
Recitation " Lillian Burnett
Vocal Solo Bert Colter
Lantern "Spanish-American War" . .
W. J. Turner
Lantern W. J.-Turner
March Lucile Lawson
Usual price of admission , 10 cents.
Our eloquence is not equal to that of
the junior senator from Indiana , but
our coal is the equal of the best. Try
Bullard's S. B.
A reward of one dollar will be paid for
the recovery of a lost fur glove. Leave
atj. E. Kelley's office ,
THE TRIBUNE and The Cincinnati
Weekly Enquirer for $1.50 a year , strictly
Kenneth Welles has retired from the
Passenger Trains 1 and 2 Collide.
Monday morning about nine o'clock ,
passenger trains Nos. I and 2 were in
collision at Atlanta , about seven miles
west of Holdrege. Fortunately , both
trains were moving at a slow rate of
speed at the time , and the damage to the
trains was light , while there were no
casualties above the trivial.
This is the regular meeting point of
these two fast passenger trains. No. I
in charge of Conductor Pope , with Engi
neer Hawksworth at the lever of 343 ,
was about to take the side-track to let
No. 2 pass , when the traiu from the west
made its appearance. Conductor Morris
was in charge of No. 2 , with Engineer
Sharkey on the 340. The impact was
not severe , it being possible to send both
locomotives into McCook under their
own steam , while both the damaged mail
cars were sent on to the ends of the
division for the slight repairs necessary
to again place them in the service. The
other cars of both trains went on to their
destinations , not being damaged at all.
It was a foggy , frosty morning , and to
this fact is attributed the accident , which
was marvelously fortunate in its slight
results. A few hundred dollars will
cover all the damages.
A porter on General Manager Trutu-
bull's Colorado & Southern private car
attached to No. i , was slightly cut about
the head ; a waiter on the diner of No. I
was bruised and cut a little ; and W. P.
Server , a traveler for Fairbanks , Morse
& Co. , was slightly hurt.
No. i was pulled back to Holdrege , be
ing delayed about six hours in arriving
here ; while No. 2 was taken around by
way of Red Cloud to Hastings , delayed
some hours. The mail car on No. 2 was
taken to Hastings by No. 12 ; while the
mail car on No. I was brought on to Mc
Cook and the mail transferred at this
It was one of these accidents that
seem to be almost unavoidable , no mat
ter what the precautions usually used ,
and no serious blame seems to attach to
any one connected with the affair. All d
agree , however , that the Burlington will
do very well if it never has a more se
rious accident , and that this one was
one of the most fortunate that the road
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
COUNTY COURT. [
Following marriage licenses have been
issued , this week :
Edgar Hale of Ciaig , this state , and
Katie Cashen of McCook.
Samuel T. Ridgley and Mary E. .
George , both of Indianola. Married by
the county judge on the nth.
Filings since last report :
James E. Seeley vs. William C. Shock- m
ley ; equity. !
George Crabtree vs. Almira Crabtree ; frat
Walter E. Corwin vs. Robert T. Allam ; atC
Walter E. Corwiu vs. James H. Becker , \
The McCook Irrigation and Power Co. C
vs. Herman M. Meyer et al. ; equity. In
Samuel L. Green vs. Sadie Bates ; at
LIST OF JURORS.
Following is the list of jurors for the
next term of district court , which will
convene on February i2th :
Frank Weaver , A. C. Ely , John B.
Fisher , J. A. Brinton , W. D. Williams ,
R. H. Thomas , W. H. Smith , M. M. sth
Young , J. A. Strain , Adolph Reischeick , h
T. H. Brittain , William Sullivan , Frank ed
S. Lofton , J. H. Wade , A. J. Warner , H. cc
P. Sutton , J. H. Artz , H. H. Tartsch , C. clai
B. Rowell , W. T. Coleman , George B. an
Berry , I. B. Taylor , Josiah Moore , C. F. Itac
TERMS OF COURT FOR 1900.
Chase county April 9 ; December 17.
Dundy county March 26 ; December
Frontier county April 23 ; October 8. Jc
Furnas county January 29 ; October JcB
Gospercounty March 12 ; December3. PI
Hayes county April 16 ; October J. kiM
Hitchcock county February 26 ; No M
vember 26. - e
Red Willow county February 2 ; No Jm
vember 12. JP
McConnell's Balsam .
Advertised Letters. tabi
The following letters were advertised bici
by the McCook postoffice on Jan. 7th : ci
G. M. Brown , John Christman , ciP'
H. D. Carter , Mrs. C. A. Little , P'gi
A. L. Lewis , George Taylor , giw
Win. Panl , George Welber , w
Will Rowl , Clair Walther , tl
Harry C. Taylor , Mrs. R. Connolly , ic
Frank Ronner , Mrs. Minnie Hayns ,
In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they are advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
McConnell's Balstfm cares coughs.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
W. H. Armstrong is a new brakeman ,
Fireman L. A. Dixon of Alliance has
been transferred to McCook.
W. D. Capps of the water service was
down from Akron , yesterday.
Chief Clerk Montmorency was in
Omaha , Wednesday , on business.
Brakeman F. D. Barney is up-to-date
and in the style with a pair of mumps.
Brakeman W. C. Cox has been spend
ing a week with the folks at Red Cloud.
Conductor W. O. Simons has been off
duty a short while on account of a slight
Ray Mann of Bartley has entered
Foreman George Thomas' traveling car
Dispatcher W. B. Mills has been enter
taining his friend , Angus Smith of Had
ley , Michigan.
Conductor and Mrs. William Shinsel
went down to Sutton , this week , on a
visit of ten days.
J. E. Beyrer had Conductor Beale's car
during the latter's visit in'Denver , fore
part of the week.
Supt. Campbell went west , Wednes
day , in his private car 10 attached to No.
i , on company business.
Agent and Mrs. Mark Lawritson of In-
diauola have a little girl whose birthdays -
days will date from January 2.
Conductor H. A. Beale and wife went
up : to Denver , Monday afternoon , on a
short visit , returning home on Wednes
Brakeman H. T. Carey of Alliance was
off , couple of days first of the week , on
account of the serious illness of one of
his children. Alliance Grip.
Roy Smith returned to Denver , Mon
day afternoon on r , after spending a few
days ; at home , living off the fat of the
land.nnd incidentally getting rid of an
attack of the mumps.
Conductor C. E. Pope arrived home ,
last Friday night on No. 3. from his trip
south and southwest. He was in Mis
souri , Kansas , Arkansas , Oklahoma and u
It ndian territory during his absence.
Yesterday , a telegram from Cheyenne ,
Wyoming . , announced the serious injury
of Emil Farmen , formerly on the West
ern division. No particulars. He has
been working for the Colorado Southern. tr
Efe was taken to St. Luke's hospital in le
Denver , today. C
William Parkes returned , Wednesday se
morningfrom a trip to McCook. . . .Mrs. seot
C Kubicek , who has been visiting tt
friends here , has returned to her home
McCook Mrs. Mose Carmony of
McCook , who has been visiting with C. tt
. Cox and family , left for home on tthi
Wednesday morning. Red. Cloud. hiT
It is rumored in railroad circles that h
Charles ! Williams , who lost his position T ?
here not long since , and who has been in
the-railroad service in Pueblo , has been
unfortunate at that place and is out of
work : 'Tis said he had a fellow-work-
man go his security on an account ; rest
fused or neglected to pay it ; was garte
nisheed and promptly fired. tl
The Alliance Grip is authority for the g'
statement that the machine shop , boiler
house < and blacksmith shop contemplat
for Alliance , in the near future , will
cost the Burlington "about $150,000 , in
cluding the machinery , and will employ
additional force of over 100 men. "
It's * quite probable that the compositor
added a cypher to the cost figures.
Start the Year Right. k
By this we mean that if you are not al
ready a subscriber to The Nebraska State
Journal you should become one at once.
The Journal is Nebraska's old reliable.
Being published at the state capital it V
prints more news of interest to Nebraskans - le
kans than any other paper in the state. leai
Many of its patrons have been subscrib re
ers for over a quarter of a century. The rece
Journal has built up a tremendous busi ceP'
ness by its push and energy and the pa by
per < stands at the head of the column.
daily and Sunday issues not only con P'o
tain all the current news of the world ,
but are filled with special features. The o
Semi-Weekly Journal , which by many is ai
called "the farmers' daily , " gives 104 J *
papers ' a year for $1.00 and is one of the tl
greatest bargains ever offered readers. be
The year 1900 will be a record-breaker
with The Journal , as 1899 has been. Join
the army of readers for the coming pres
prices made by wholesale dealers on of
blank books of all kinds. Patronize a
home institution and buy of
McCoNNELi. & BERRY.
"McConneli's Balsam cures coughs.
At the M. E church , Chester , Nebras
ka , on Wednesday evening , January 3
1900 , at 8 o'clock , Rev. James A Badcon ,
of McCook , Nebraska , and Miss Lillie
May Faith , of Chester , Nebraska , Rev.
U. G. Brown , pastor of the church , offic
When the announcetnentwas made that
May Faith was to become the wife of a
Methodist preacher , it caused to flow
from the hearts of her legions of friends
mingled feelings of sorrow and gladness
sorrow because we were soon to lose
one of our best and most accomplished
young ladies , who has won her way into
the love and respect of all that knew
her gladness , because she-was about to
become the wife of a man who is worthy
of her love and esteem and would enter
upon the life for which she has been
wishing and for which she is adaptly fit
ted and well qualified ; and now May
Faith is no more , but in her place has
arisen Mrs. J. A. Badcon , a woman
drilled in every department of church
and school work , and one who will make
an ideal preacher's wife.
The church was comfortably filled with
a company of invited guests , and at 8
o'clock , sharp , Mendelssohn's wedding
march was played by Mrs. Clara C.
Brainerd , and soon the groom appeared
supported by Miss Rosetta Hinshaw , as
best lady , followed by the bride , sup
ported by her brother , Fred M. Faith ,
as : best man , and arranging themselves
1 in front of the altar were soon made
won by Brother Brown , who knows just
bow it should be done ; enough was said
to bind them fast , until eternity is past.
v After the ceremony a reception was
tendered and all offered congratulations
and hearty cheer , upon that loving cou
ple here. An adjournment was then
taken to the home of the bride's parents
where a most enjoyable time was held
until 2 o'clock in the morning.
It was a most enjoyable occasion , and
we must say that we were never at a
more . enjoyable , for with only one excep
tion it was what might be called a per
fect assembling together.
A most excellent wedding feast was
spread ] and all were loud in their praise
of all things in connection with this no
There were many costly , valuable and
nseful : presents given and sent by their
many friends , as tokens of the love and
friendship in which they are held.
The happy couple have both been in
troduced to this people , the bride being
too well known to admit of further in
troduction. The groom is one of the
leading pastors of the West Nebraska
conference , and is a minister of stirring
worth and strict integrity. The couple
seem to be admirably suited to each
other and as we rejoice with them in
their new found happiness , we predict
for them one of the best and most suc
cessful futures that can be accorded to
the lot of a Methodist preacher.
They left Thursday morning for their
home at McCook , where they will be at
home < to their friends at the Methodist
parsonage. Chester Herald.
We , the undersigned , desire to express
our sincere appreciation of the many
substantial courtesies that have been ex
tended to us , at and since the time of
the terrible accident. To all who so
generously contributed to the funds for
the artificial hand and expenses , etc. ,
for the many expressions of kindly sym
pathy , the quantities of beautiful flow
ers , tendered personally and through the
mails , for the prayers of Christian men
and \vomen who remembered us in the
hour of trial , believe us , dear friends , we
are truly grateful ; and we commend you
the All-wise Father , who is able to
keep ( in the darkest hour.
MR. AND MRS. M. V. TRAVER
Death of Mrs. Jacob Long : .
Mrs. Jacob Long of the Willow died on
Wednesday night of this week , after a
long illness. She was in her sjth year ,
and has been an invalid for years. The
remains were laid away in Riverview
cemetery , this morning , services being
previously ' held in the Methodist church
Rev. J. A. Badcon.
Will Install on the 2Oth.
There will be a joint installation of the
officers ! of J. K. Barnes post , G. A. R. ,
and Ladies Circle on Saturday afternoon ,
January 20th. It is especially desired
that all members of the post and circle
< present on this important occasion.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Five Cents a Copyj
That's the remarkably low price at
which we are closing out the remainder
our Navy Portfolios , those superb
pictures of our splendid and victorious .
navy. You can buy the entire series of
twelve numbers for 50 cents. This is
less than half price , and they are only
few sets left.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
It is folly to cough ; McMillen's Cough
Cure is promptly effective.
Applicants for precincts enumerators
are circulating their petitions.
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.
To make your hands smooth and soft
use McMillen's Cream Lotion.
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB
UNE office. Bf-st in the market.
Did you know that you could get the
best coal by calling up phone i.
School orders taken at par.
S. W. LOWMAN.
Increase your supply of eggs by using
McMillen's Egg Producer. Guaranteed.
Furnished rooms for rent ; opera house
block ; entrance south of Leach's. Mrs.
For sale Bronze turkeys fine ones.
See Mrs. E L. Brinton , two miles west
of the city ,
Indianola is considering the advisabil
ity of organizing a "Game Protective
"Hot air" is a "warm thing" but it
won't pay the butcher , the baker or the
When you have decided upon your
winter's reading matter , come in and let
us figure with you.
The burnt child respects , if it does not
dread , the fire ; and "wind-puddings"
won't go in this burg in this year of
The cold waves seem to be taking a
vacation. You had better prepare for
their return by getting some of that
genuine Maitland coal at Dullard's.
Self-Hypnotic-Healing , Clairvoyance
and Hypnotism. Lessons free ; roc. for
postage. Prof. S. A. Grannell , P. H. D. ,
McCook , Neb. Box 1 3. 2-1-19
Forty-acre farm , one mile of McCook ,
for rent ; well , windmill , house and barn ,
fust the place for one who wants to delight
light farming and work in town. Call at
S. M. Cochran & Co.'s.
All sizes of both Eastern and Westers
hard coal. A large stock of Canon City ,
Vlaitland , Maitland Nut and Sheridan.
Send ns your order and we will please
you. Phone 5.
BARNETT LUMBER Co.
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
he product of his dairy.
It is a great satisfaction to be able to
jet just what you want in any line , and
his 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.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Corrected Friday morning.
Corn $ .26
Butter fat at Creamery 29
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
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 , 5oc
to 75c ; cockerels from $1.00 to $3.00.
Together with all farm implements.
BENJ. BAKER ,
Four miles east of McCook.
Five-room house , barn , two lots , hedge
and fruit trees ; fine location corner of
Dakota and Manchester streets , McCook.
Write H. G. DIXON ,
Kennett Square , Penn.
Seed and Hay for Sale.
Alfalfa seed and hay for sale. 2ts. .
S. G. GOHEEN , McCook , Neb.
The B. & M. use Lafayette coal in all
departments because they can find noth
ing better. We have a large stock of
this coal and send it out well screened.
BARNETT LUMBER Co.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
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