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EIGHTEENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 19 , 19OO. NUMBER 36
Her Sufferings Over.
Death ended Mrs. George W. Dillon's
sufferings , last Friday evening , and her
released spirit winged its flight to a
world to which pain and sickness are
Services were held in the Christian
church , Sunday afternoon at two o'clock ,
conducted by Rev J W. Walker , after
which the remains were buried in River-
view cemetery , a large number of sym
pathizing friends , attending the services
and following the remains to their last
1 resting place. The members of the
Ladies Circle and G. A R. attended the
services in organization.
[ ELIZABETH A. COCHRAN was born
on March 8th , 1845 , at Farmington ,
Iowa , and died in McCook , Nebraska ,
January 12 , 1900 , being 54 years , 10
months and 4 days old. She was mar
ried to George W Dillon on the 6th day
of June , 1866 , in Burlington , Iowa ; com
ing to Nebraska from that state in 1866.
Seven children were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Dillon , five of them remaining to
mourn her death. She was a faithful
and devoted member of the Christian
A CARD OF THANKS.
We are indeed most grateful to all for
the manifold kindnesses and for every
assistance rendered during the long ill
ness and after the death of our departed
wife aud .
r ' mother.
S GEORGE W. DILLON ,
; MRS. BELLE M. TUTTLE ,
ANDREW J. DILLON ,
GEORGE W. DILLON , JR.
Prices are Not so High.
This week , a TRIBUNE reporter
dropped in to see Messrs. Cochran and
Coleman , who just recently returned
from Omaha , where they attended the
retail implement dealers' convention ,
last week. He made some inquiries
about the great scare about prices and
learned from them that they had pur
chased two car-loads of implements and
buggies and that the prices of imple
ments are not so high after all but that
implements will sell at about the same
price as in 1892 and 1893. They report
that there is a prospect ahead for a still
further advance in nails and wire soon ,
but think that wagons , buggies and
implements have reached the top ; that
there seems to be a long level stretch
ahead and small indications of a decline
soon at least. But threshing machines ,
power shellers and engines will not ad
vance , this year , or least the list price
will be the same. However , in classify
ing the freight on implements , east of
the Missouri river , changes from lower
to higher classes have made quite a dif
ference in the matter of freight. They
think , howevertaking into consideration
the advance in raw materials , in labor
and freight , that goods are remarkably
cheap yet , compared with 1887 to 1892.
The Last of Earth.
The funeral of the late Peter F. Rofi-
not was held in St. Patrick's church ,
last Saturday morning , the solemn and
impressive service Requiem High Mass
being conducted by Rev. J. W. Hickey ,
who , in closing , uttered a just tribute to
the memory of * a superior soul. The
music of the choir was a touching feature
of the service. Interment was made in
Calvary cemetery of the parish.
CARD OF THANKS. '
We are duly thankful and grateful for
assistance and sympathy extended dur
ing the brief illness and after the death
of our dear husband and father , and
take this means of expressing the same
to all the kind friends.
MRS. ROFINOT ,
MR. AND MRS. MENARD.
Shipped Body East.
The remains of the late Mrs. L. H.
Tilten were brought over from the farm
near Cedar Bluffs , Kansas , Wednesday ,
and shipped to Cedarville , Illinois , on
No. 6 , the same night. She died on
Monday afternoon , of consumption , at
the age of 35 years. The deceased was
the second wife of Mr. Tilten , coming
to that neighborhood about two years
since for the benefit of her health.
The Lady Maccabees were the mana
gers and promoters of a social , last even
ing , in I. O. O. F. hall , that received a
fair patronage. Amusements and re
freshments were the bill of fare.
Conrad Uhrich will commence run
ning a milk wagon on next Monday
morning. He has a new wagon coming ,
which he will place on the route in due
A coyote circle hunt was arranged to
take place in Valley Grange precinct ,
yesterday , but with what result depon
ent sayeth not.
A reward of one dollar will be paid for
the recovery of a lost fur glove. Leave
at J. E. Kelley's office.
THE TRIBUNE and The Cincinnati
Weekly Enquirer for $1.50 a year , strictly
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
HENRY WALKER has been quite ill
for two weeks past.
DR. J. B. BALLARD has- been on the
sick-list for the past week.
MRS. CLARA HARBISON came down
from Culbertson , Tuesday.
T. M. PHILLIPPI has taken a lay-off
and has gone east on a visit.
M. A. FEENY of Hastings was here ,
Friday and Saturday last , on business.
D. L. McBRiDB has sold his cattle and
rented the ranch up in Frontier county.
MRS. FRANK KENDLEN and Celestine
weie guests of Arapahoe relatives , Sun
MRS. W. W. BROWN and Miss Dot
Davenport of Culbertson were city visit
ors , Monday.
H. NEUBAUER of Hildreth was the
guest of his son Frank of our city ,
MRS. JOHN WRAY of Culbertson was
the guest of McCook friends , Tuesday ,
MRS. FRED HARRIS and daughter are
still visiting her parents , Mr. and Mrs.
R. Q. STEWART was up from Hastings ,
Thursday , on business of the internal
L. MORSE of the "state of Dundy" so
journed in this all-around mecca , Sunday
evening , briefly.
Miss SELMA NOREN went down to
Lincoln , Saturday on 12 , on a visit of a
week to a friend.
Miss SADIE JONES accompanied her
sister , Mrs. J. G. Holston , down from
Trenton , last week.
REV. J. W. HICKEY and Mrs. J. W.
McKenna and Walter went up Denver ,
Tuesday night on 3.
W. R. CUMMINS of the Palisade Press
and wife were Commercial guests , Mon
day , on their way east.
MRS. J. A. GUNN returned home ,
Wednesday night , from her long visit in
Emerson and Red Oak , Iowa.
S. M. COCHRAN was up the road , mid
week , attending to the sale of some im
plements sold to retail dealers.
MRS. J. G. HOLSTON of Trenton is a
guest of Mrs. V. H. Solllday , to remain
a length of time , for the benefit of her
MISSES ELIZABETH AND MAUDE Mc-
MiLLEN returned home , Tuesday morn
ing on 12 , from a short visit to relatives
E. L. DENNIS was in charge of the
Barnett lumber yard at Imperial during
the absence of Manager Ro\ve in Chey
enne , last week.
J. H. BERGE , ex-county treasurer , went
down to Lincoln , Monday night , to
make his final annual settlement with
the state treasurer.
BARNEY HOFER and D. R. McCallum
of Wauneta were iu the city , Tuesday
morning , on their way home from a
business trip to Denver.
G. M. LEWIS , who has been a jeweler's
apprentice-under H. P. Sutton for some
time , departed , on Monday morning , on
an extended visit home.
J. R. EASLEY didn't "coach" his little
finger with judgment , one day this
week , while handling a barrel , and he
came near losing the end of that mem
ber in the "squeeze. "
Miss BERTHA CHILDE , deaconess , de
parted , Wednesday , for Kearney , to at
tend the ninth annual convocation of the
Episcopal church in the missionary jur
isdiction of the Platte.
P. M. PIERCE , the Wilsonville banker ,
was in the city , Tuesday , the guest of J.
H. Artz. Mr. Pierce is a chicken crank
of the worst type , and has been attend
ing the state show at Friend , this week.
MRS. H. A. BEALE gave a "chafing
dish" party in honor of Mrs. Samuel
Patterson of Lincoln , last Saturday after
noon , to a small company of lady friends
in her suite of rooms in the Citizens bank
TREASURER MESERVE was up from
Lincoln , Sunday , looking after some
ranch business , returning to the capital ,
the same night. Mrs. Meserve accom
panied him , and was her daughter's
guest until Tuesday morning.
V. F. ROFINOT departed , Sunday
morning , for his home in Chicago , where
he is employed in the fire department.
While here he had the pleasure of meet
ing a former fellow-fireman in the person
of Engineer H. M. Tyler of our city.
Twenty years ago Harry and Victor were
in the same fire company in Chicago ,
and this is their first meeting in twenty
years. It was brief , but full of good fel
The Shadeland Stock Sale.
THE TRIBUNE has just recently com
pleted the printing of the catalogues for
the grand offering of pure-bred Hereford
cattle to be made in the South Omaha
stock-yards , Friday , February 16th , by
Walter N. Rogers of the famous Shade-
land stock farm , a few miles east of Mc-
Cook. The auction will be called by
Col. F. M. Woods , the well-known auc
tioneer , and will commence at one
o'clock. Thirteen bulls will be placed
at auction and 31 cows and calves , all of
them being fully and accurately de
scribed in the handsome , illustrated cat
alogue just issued by Mr. Rogers.
This will be the first offering of the
famous stock of the Shadeland stock
farm , and all lovers of fine cattle in
Southwestern Nebraska especially will
be greatly interested in the largest suc
cess of this sale , which will include the
offspring of such splendid sires as Vin
cent zd 42942 , the noted World's Fair
winner , who attained the enormous
weight of 2,800 pounds at six years of
age ; an animal that combined great size
with superior quality. One of the prin
cipal sires of this offering is Anxiety
Monarch 63204 , back of whom are such
famous prize-winners as Anxiety 3d 4466
and the great Juryman 30279 Anxiety
Monarch is among the offerings ; he is
described as being as active as a two-
year-old and promises to reach 3,000
pounds weight at maturity.
Mr. Rogers has given the breeding
and raising of his herd the closest and
most careful and intelligent personal at
tention having high ideals what should
constitute a beef animal of the finest
quality. He will not come before the
public at this sale with a large number
of animals , but , they will each be of su
perior quality , and will doubtess make
the name of "Shadeland" and its en
thusiastic proprietor famous among the
pure-bred stockmen of the west. THE
TRIBUNE will follow this opening sale
by the "Shadeland" with keenest inter
est , believing that the herd will thus
gain the name and fame to which it is
justly entitled , the proprietor the finan
cial appreciation he deserves and the
merits of Southwestern Nebraska as an
unsurpassed stock-breeding and raising
section will thus become more widely
If you are contemplating the purchase
of a Hereford of the best breeding , you
cannot afford to miss this opportunity.
Remember the date , February i6th , at
the South Omaha stock-yards.
A Welcome to Pastor and Bride.
The members of the Methodist church
tendered Rev. J. A. Badcon and his
bride a warm and genuine welcome at
the parsonage , Tuesday evening of this
week. Only the members of the church
were guests of the occasion , and the re
ception was a happy event in the circle
of that church. The affair was in the
hands of the ladies of the Aid society ,
which is tantamount to saying that it
was well managed , and that the refresh
ments were excellent , dainty and clever
The School Entertainment.
The programme to be rendered at the
High school building , this evening , will
be well worth the ten cents asked to
gain a seat in the assembly room. THE
TRIBUNE is promised that the affair will
be instructively entertaining. The pro
ceeds will be devoted to buying apparati
for the athletic exercises to be carried
on in connection with the school work ,
and we hope that a liberal patronage
will be accorded the entertainment and
that the matter of athletics may be en
couraged by our citizens , all of whom
are deeply interested in the city schools
and doubtless appreciate the value of
properly directed athletics in the suc
cessful work of the schools.
Last Wednesday evening , a company
of young folks from McCook marched in
upon the family of WillSard Button of
the South Side and gave them a happy
surprise. Refreshments were forthcom
ing , and the unanimous opinion of the
storming party is that they had a merry
Killed Last Night .
A cough. Loar's Cough Killer did it.
Mrs. M. E. Barger has sold out her
millinery establishment on Main street
and moved over onto West Dennison
street , occupying the store-room in the
St. Charles hotel building with the resi
due of her goods.
The matter is respectfully referred to
the proper authority this weather is
distinctly in restraint of trade.
Waite will save you money on hard
ware , stoves , harness , curry combs and
Last week was examination week in
.he city schools.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Fireman Harry Kingsbury has been
promoted to hostler at this place.
Supt. Campbell departed , Tuesday
morning , for Chicago , on business.
Engineer William Woods took No.
344 to Havelock , this week , for repairs
on a broken driving box.
Asst. Supt. Harris was down from
Denver , over Sunday , on Star of Jupiter
business in the supreme lodge.
Fireman J. W. Allen has resigned and
gone to Kansas City , where he has gone
to work for the Swift Packing Co.
A two-story addition is being built to
the Burlington eating house at Akron ,
and it is rapidly nearing completion.
Master Mechanic Archibald and Train
master Kenyon were Oxford visitors ,
Tuesday , on business of the company.
The Southern railway is having 41
locomotives built in Richmond , and
each is to be supplied with an electric
W. F. Colby of Republican City , at
one time on the mail service between
McCook and Denver , died in an Omaha
hospital , January 6th.
C. E. MaLette , of the dispatchers'
office , and T. L. Keitser , of the Alliance
freight force , have resigned , and left for
Cape Nome , Alaska , this a. m. on No.
41. Alliance Times of the I2th.
MRS. W. V. GAGE , son and maid ar
rived home , Saturday night , from their
visit to Alliance , coming as far as Lincoln
in her father's Supt. Phelan's , private
car , the superintendent being en route
to Fort Worth , Texas.
They say at telegraph headquarters
that W. F. Pate is more disconsolate up
in Holyoke than was Bonaparte at St
Helena , and the boys expect him to is
sue a booklet , soon after his release , en
titled , "Weary Willie in Exile" that will
move the world to tears , or create a riot
on the spot.
The "Pioneer " the first
, regular sleep
ing car built by the Pullmans , has been
definitely retired from the service , after
being taken from retirement and pressed
iuto service during the Spanish-American
war. It was built in 1858 at Bloomington -
ton at a cost of $18,000 , and embodies in a
remarkable degree the fundamental ideas
of the luxurious palace sleeper of today.
Wm. Koll came down from McCook ,
Wednesday morning , on No. 14 , to re"
lieve Ellis Ford , as engineer of the bal
last train. He went out the same morn
ing on 163. This is Will's first regular
run as engineer and the arrangement is
quite satisfactory , owing to the fact that
it brings him home nights and Sundays.
Ford returned to McCook on 13 , Wednes
day. Republicau City Democrat.
The Philadelphia and Reading rail
road has recently installed a novel
method of ventilating several of the
sinoking'cars. It consists of three two-
bladed vanes suspended from the top of
the ventilators and operated by a small
motor- actuated by wind created by the
motion of the train. The result is a con
tinuous circulation of air , and the smoke
aud bad air are taken out through the
ventilators. The fans may be discon
nected when desired.
A large 12-inch gun which passed
through here , last Monday a week , en
route to the Pacific coast and was de
layed here by the wreck at Atlanta , at
tracted the interest of a number of our
citizens during the afternoon. It was
fnrty feet in length and required a spec
ial steel flat car supported by a double
set of trucks to transport it to its desti
nation. It was one of those big guns of
which we have all read about during the
past year in connection with the war be
tween the United States and Spain. It
only weighed fifty-five tons Holdrege
John Thomson surprised the family ,
Saturday night , by returning a day or
two ahead of schedule time from his trip
to the south-land and Cuba. His visit
iu the "Pearl of the Antiles" was con
fined for the most part to Havana and
neighborhood , but he used his limited
t'me to the very best advantage , and re
turned home most volubly enthusiastic
over bis rare experiences aud over what
he saw in that famous city and island.
He brought with him not a few curios
and mementoes of his visit , which he re
gards as one of the most delightful inci
dents of his life time. He resumed his
position in the shops , Tuesday night.
C. F. Lehn is officing with C. H.
Boyle ; helping in a clerical way ; learn
ing the ropes as it were ; and conducting
a loan business of his own.
See H. P. Waite for stoves and ranges.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
McMillen's Cough Cure is sure.
New Relief Rules.
The new rules of the Burlington Vol
untary Relief department , effective sine
January 1st , make several important val
uable additions to the department , pro
viding , among others , for the paymen
of an alternative lump sum in cases o
loss of hand or leg , or both hands , o
both legs. If a member receives acci
dental injuries producing the immediate
severing of , or necessitating , in theopin
ion of the medical officers of the depart
ment , the amputation of , a hand or fee
at or above the wrist or ankle , he may
either receive daily benefits with surgica
treatment as above provided , also an
artificial limb \vhen such can be werner
or , iu lieu thereof and in full of al
claims or demands of whatsoever nature
against the department and the com
pany , and upon executing a release to
this effect satisfactory to the superin
tendent , he may receive the sum of $200
and a further sum as follows : for a mem
ber in the first class , $500 ; second class
$ rooo ; third class , $1,500 ; fourth class ,
$2,000 ; fifth class , $2,500 ; and twice these
amounts in case of loss of both hands or
feet , or of one hand and one foot. Any
such member who has been in receipt
of daily benefits on account of such in
jury , and who has not yet been reported
able to work by the medical examiner ,
may receive in full settlement the above
fixed amounts , less the amount already
paid to and for him ou account of such
injury , upon execution of a release as
When the relief department shall have
added the pension service benefits , as
now in vogue on the Pennsylvania system
and other eastern railroads , the Burling
ton Voluntary Relief will be the finest
life and accident insurance in existence.
A Neat Profit In Hogs.
John Calkins sold 100 head of hogs ,
last week , that netted him just $1,360 ,
or $13 60 per head. The price received
was four cents , aud the average weight
of the bunch was 340 pounds. . Notwith
standing the price of corn , there is evi
dently a neat profit in the porker yet.
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 2oth. It is especially desired
that all members of the post and circle
be present on this important occasion.
Farmers and Feeders , Attention !
We are now prepared to grind your
corn and other feed , by the wagon load ,
at six cents per hundred pounds. No
labor to you in loading and unloading.
Come and see us about it.
THE MCCOOK MILLING Co.
Their Next Show.
At a recent meeting of the Republican
Valley District Poultry association it
was determined to hold the next exhibi
tion of the association iu McCook , De
cember 5 , 6 , 7 and 8. Frank Hitchcock
will be the judge for the next show.
The remains of L. J. KSplinger of
Creston , Iowa , passed through McCook ,
this morning , from Colorado Springs ,
where he moved from Iowa , for his
health , a year or so ago. The deceased
was a cousin of J. A. Beyrer of our city ,
who was in his employ in Iowa before his
last return to McCook. The visits of the
deceased to our city will be recalled by
those who had the pleasure of meeting
The McCook Electric Light Co. is
making some figures on an extensive
heating plant of the new and latest
system , in which hot water is pumped
under pressure through a system of mains ,
just as water is for drinking and domes
This week , S. G. Goheen moyed the
two-story dwelling from his farm a few
miles north of the city to his farm over
on the valley in Valley Grange precinct ,
adding it to his dwelling house there.
This makes him a roomy and convenient
A. B. Chamberlin is packing up his
goods , this week , preparitory to moving
to Shickley , Fillmore count1 , to reengage
gage in business. R. T. Eller & Co.
will occupy the Menard store-room as a
grocery and queensware store.
It has been rumored for the past week
or two that the St. Charles hotel will
soon be thoroughly renovated and re
opened to the publicbutthe name of the
backer of the proposed enterprise is not
Telephone No. 5 and get any kind of
coal your heart desires. We screen all
our coal and will please you.
BARNETT LUMBER Co.
A long-distance phone has been added
to Deacon Morlan's law office facilities ,
Give Lear of McCook your drug trade
Waite's card will save you 15 per cent.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
McMillen's Cough Cure is sure.
They had about three inches of snow
at Akron , Monday.
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 officei B st in the market.
The "audible" vest and flamboyant
youth make a noisy combination.
One of our enterprising local contemps
is still advertising Christmas bargains.
School orders taken at par.
jS. W. LOWMAN.
Increase your supply of eggs by usinjj
McMillen's Egg Protjucer. Guaranteed.
When you buy tinware , ask to see
Ried's Anti-rust. F&r sale by H. P.
Furnished rooms for rent ; opera house
block ; entrance south of Leach's. Mrs.
For sale Bronze turkeys fine ones.
See Mrs. E L. Brinlon , two miles west
of the city ,
The Fortnightly dance , last Friday
evening , was quite well attended and up
to the mark for enjoyment.
If you want a hot time , buy a ton of
our Lafayette coal $6 50.
BARNETT LUMBER Co.
The "millionaire's crease" is perhaps
the most discouraging proposition the
modistes have encountered in their man-
The McCook Athletic club has made
arrangements for a le. jre in our city
by William Hawley Smith on Wednesday - "
day , April 4th.
Take your prescriptions to Lear , for
uis goods are pure and fresh and his
prices right. Opposite the Commercial
hotel , McCook.
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
William Miller , recently convicted of
robbing the postofiice at Farnam and
Merna , is now serving five years confine
ment in the U. S. prison at Sioux Falls.
Tuesday , D. C. March had a brief , but
ively , experience with Pade's famous
equine ; and he would rather go through
heir sausage machine than repeat the
Forty-acre farm , one mile of McCook ,
or rent ; well , windmill , house and barn.
ust the place for one who wants to do
ight farming and work in town. Call at
S. M. Cochran & Co.'s.
Little Velma Sutton recently fractured
her left arm at the wrist , by falling off
of the sewing machine , it is thought.
Che injury was not discovered until a
day or so later. She is getting along
nicely with the fractured member in
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
vho 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
* et just what you want in any line , and
his is especially true of meats. Just call
up Everist , Marsh & Co. , phone 12 , and
he rest is easy. They carry the choic
est of every article belonging to a first-
class , up-to-date meat market , and a
vord brings your order to the door.
W. N. Rogers of the famous Shade-
and stock farm doesn't make a special-
y of dairy stock , but he has a fine little
ersey cow that sizes up with the best of
hem in this vicinity. He recently
losed a seven-days' test , and tells us
bat the cow made a record of twelve
jounds and four ounces of butter in that
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Five-room house , barn , two lots , hedge
nd fruit trees ; fine location corner of
Dakota and Manchester streets , McCook.
Vrite H. G. DIXON ,
Kennett Square , Penn.
Seed and Hay for Sale.
Alfalfa seed and hay for sale. 2ts.
S. G. GOHEEN , McCook , Neb.
McConueH's Balsam cures coughs.
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