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EIGHTKENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY. NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 26 , 19OO. NUMBER 37
Resignation of Rev. T. L. Ketman.
After the regular services of the First
Baptist .church , lust Sunday morning ,
the pastor , Rev. T. L. Ketman , by a
member of the church board , offered the
following resignation , which was duly
accepted by the members of the church :
McCook , Neb. , January 18 , 1900.
To the members of the First Baptist
My beloved brethren : In the spring
of 1898 I commenced my pastorate with
you in joy that we were privileged to
work together for our common Master ;
in approaching the spring of 1900 I close
my pastorate with you in sorrow that we
are to be separated from each other in
After careful and prayerful considera
tion of all the interests involved , I have
reached the conclusion that our relation
as pastor and people must , in a few
weeks , at most , cease to exist.
I ask , therefore , that you accept my
resignation as your pastor , to take effect
not later than March ist , 1900 , or should
you find yourself able to secure the ser
vice of another overseer earlier than
March ist , say by February ist , I would
be pleased to close my labors with you
at this last date I make special request
that you gratify me by accepting my res
ignation after the morning service , Jan
uary 2ist , at which it shall be read by a
member of the board of deacons , thus
saving me the pain of further considera
tion of the matter.
Sad as it makes uiy heart to lay down
the high and holy trust among you , I do
it solely because of duty , and duly , I
have always sought to teach you , should
always determine the steps of Christ's
My wife and I will have sweet memo
ries of our associations with you in the
house of worship and in the home. Lov
ingly we remember you at the merciful
Throne of Divine Grace.
"Now , may the God of Peace that
brought again from the dead our Lord
Jesus , that great shepherd of the sheep ,
through the blood of the everlasting
covenant , make you perfect in every
good work , to do his will , working in
you that which is well pleasing in his
sight , through Jesus Christ , to whom be
glory forever and ever. Atneu. "
In His Name ,
T. L. KETMAN.
Action was taken on the resignation
-in the following language :
In accepting the resignation of our
pastor , Rev. T. L. Ketmau , we wish to
record our appreciation of his work in
this field , which has been most effective
for the welfare of this church in knowl
edge , holiness and comfort , and for the
strengthening and upbuilding of the Bap.
list denomination here , and in this
Southwestern Baptist association.
We also are mindful of the faithful
labors of Sister Ketman in all branches
of the church's activities , and in con
senting to the severance of their relations
with us , we bid them God-speed and be
speak for them a warm place in the
hearts of God's people wheresoever they
ttiay cast their lot. Signed ,
ELSIE L BURGESS ,
Clerk of First Baptist Church ,
Passed Jan. 21 , 1900. McCook , Neb.
Rev. Ketman has accomplished a most
satisfactory mission , since his residence fi
in our city , and the community at large
will join the membership of the First
Baptist church in expressions of regret
that he has seen fit to resign his pastor
New Sales Amphitheater.
The stock yards authorities at South
Omaha have notified W. N. Rogers of
the Shadelaud stock farm that the new
sales amphitheater now in course of con
struction at South Omaha will be com
pleted and in readiness for the Shadeland
sale , February i6th. Mr. Rogers is given *
assurances that the stock yards officials IV
are making every effort to make the sale
the large success it deserves to be and
doubtless will be.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice on Jan. 2ist :
'Ira Bishop , Miss Ella Graham , )
David Givins , Charl.es S. Hoover , a
Isaac Bouham , Amos Leonard ,
George Landers , Miss Gertie Moore , Eh
Martha Conrade , George T. Powell. h
In calling for any of these letters , please it
say that they are advertised. tlfc
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster. fc
Basket Social. laIi
The ladies of South McCook M. E. )
church will give a basket social at the
church on Saturday evening , February
id. Everybody is invited to come and
spend a social evening. Ladies are re fc
quested to bring a basket with lunch for
two.Waite's card will save you 15 per cent.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
A. H. HATT is in the city on insurance
O. B. THORGRIMSON had business in
Imperial , Monday.
R A COUPE is up from Falls City ,
the guest of C J. O'Brien.
MR. AND MRS. J. L. WHITE of Curtis
were Commercial guests , Sunday.
MRS. J. E. BEYRER went down to Red
Cloud , Tuesday , on a visit to relatives.
Miss SELMA NOREN arrived home.
Monday night , from her visit to Lincoln.
MiSS JoiE ROY of Falls City is the
guest of her sister , Mrs G W. Conner.
MRS. MARY HUMPHREY and family
have returned to the city from Creston ,
MISS ONA SIMONS returned home
from her Denver visit , Wednesday even
ing on 6.
H. H BERRY delivered a lecture for
the Star of Jupiter in Strattou , Monday
J. H. MEYER arrived home , Wednes
day night , from a short business visit to
MRS. J. E KELLEY is in Hastings ,
this week , visiting his sister , Mrs. Norris
MRS. A. CAMPBELL and Mrs. A. L
Knowland are spending the day in Lin
coln , today.
HENRY LEHMAN of Culbertson was
in the city , Saturday , on matters ol per
O. L. EVERIST was down from Cul
bertson , Saturday , attending to business
in his late home.
H. W. COLE was in Eustis on Star of
Jupiter business , yesterday , arriving
home on I , today.
A. B. CHAMBERLAIN departed , Tues
day morning , for new business location ,
Shickley , Fillmore county.
C. L. DEGROFF was up from Nebraska
City , early in the week , looking after
his business interests here.
F. D. HARDING returned , last week ,
from the mine up in Colorado , where he
has been employed for some lime.
W. C. BULLARD was out from Omaha ,
first of the week , on business connected
with his lumber and coal interests here.
J. L McPHEELY of Minden was in the
city , Sunday night , going up the Imper
ial branch , Monday morning , to attend
district court in Imperial.
O. W. DEWALD of the Trenton Reg
ister spent a few hours in the city , Mon
day , on his way down to Lincoln , to at
tend the Nebraska Press association
M. J. ABBOTT , the "grand old"man"
of the Hayes Center Republican , was in
the city , between trains , Monday , en
route to the annual conclave of pencil
pushers at Lincoln , this week.
MRS. J. A. PIPER was up from Lin
coln , Monday , a few hours , on her way
home after visiting her mother at Alma.
Receiver Piper accompanied her home
to Lincoln , Monday night on 6.
MR. AND MRS. WILLIS GOSSARD and
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sbumaker were up
from Indianola , Sunday , to see the
grand-child and , incidentally , to visit
their son and daughter , Mr. and Mrs. B.
G. Gossard. *
A. R. CRUZEN , the Curtis banker , was
in the valley's metropolis , Saturda\-
business. His bank has just recently
been granted charter to become a nation
al bank under the title of the First
National Bank of Curtis , Nebraska. d
MiSS MAUD DOAN , A. B. Wood and
Walter Stokes drove up to Culbertson ,
last Saturday evening , to attend a party *
iven by Mrs. J. W. Wray in honor of
Miss Maud Wood of this place , who was
visiting there , closing days of last week.
JARED BENNETT of Cambridge and e
H. R. Travis of Curtis spent part of the
iveek in the city assisting C. B. Gray in
auditing the accounts of Supreme Secretary - j
tary Cole and Supreme Treasurer Harris
f the Star of Jupiter. Their report will
appear in the February Mystic Star.
IRA COLE of "A Hot Paper in a Hot
Hot Town" and Court Reporter Eisen-
aart were with us briefly , Monday even-
ng , on their way to Lincoln to attend
.he state press association meeting the
brmer in an editorial capacity and the
alter as stenogiapher of the occasion.
Ira's presence at the meetings made it
ossible to dispense with heat alto-
GiveLoar of McCook your drug trade
Among ranges the Majestic is first.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Majesties lead the procession.
Two New Directors.
At the regular monthly business meet
ing of the hoard of directors of the Mc
Cook Co-Operative Building and Savings
association. Saturday evening , D. A.
Lucas and W B Mills were appointed
by President Campbell and approved by
Ihe board ns members of the board of
direclors to fill vacancies made by the
removal and resignations of J F. Gan-
schow and H. G. Borneinan. A loan of
$500 was authorized Order \vas made
for the printing of circulars advertising
the advantages of the association to both
borrower and investor ; also for the print
ing of the revised by-laws and constitu
tion of the association
The McCook building association is
reported by the examiner to be in fine
condition and is recommended to those
wishing lo invesl their savings or to
build themselves honn-s on the install
A Surprise Social.
Last evening , Rt-v and Mrs. T. L.
Ketman were the objects of a "surprise
social" of the happiest particulars.
About two score of his late pamhoners
and friends in the city dropped in upon
the couple , pulling their provision train
along with them , and the evening was
passed most happily. The reverend
gentleman and his estimable wife have
made many friends in the city during
their residence with us , and they all join
THE TRIBUNE in wishing them all the
good things imaginable wherever they
may locate in the gospel work.
A handsome and valuable expression
of good-will was presented the couple ,
during the evening , as a slight token of
regard , and a very pleasant evening
closed with but one source of regret the
fact that the occasion meant one of early
separation and not of continued fellow
The School Entertainment.
A large'gathering was attracted to the
East school , last Friday evening , to the
school entertainment given for the bene
fit of the High School Athletic club in
deed so large was the crowd that many
failed to gain admission to the assembly
room in which the performance was
given , and it was necessary to repeat the
programme on the following evening.
One of the features was a storiette by
Frank H. Spearman. Everything passed
off in good shape , but the lantern , which
has not been in commission for some
time , was a source of a little annoyance.
The athletic fund was augmented by a
very considerable sum. 1
She Put Them to Shame. 1y 1n
Last Sunday , while a gang of men and
boys were endeavoring to urge a dog to .
the destruction of a harmless cat , on the
streets of the city , a young lady , who
has won the admiration of THE TRIBUNE
thereby , bravely faced the entire gang ,
and walked into the scene of conflict and
rescued tabby from its impending doom.
It is safe to say , that there was not a
man or bo } ' in that gang but would have ;
sold himself for the price of a mutilated
1 9OO Not a Leap Year. ;
The reason why 1900 will not be a ;
leap year although it is divisible by four ,
is that to the :
according Gregorian system
tem , on which our calender is based , the
closing year of a century is never a leap
year unless it is exactly divisible by 400.
The next leap year will be 1904 , the last
having been 1896. Ever since 1600 the
leap years at the end of a century have
been separated by a gap of eight years , inH
but the year 2000 will interrupt the H
Will Form a New Class. tl
All patrons having five-year-old chil in
dren , or beginners , to start to school this in
term , are requested to bring or send loPi
them to the City Hall school on Monday , Pi >
January 29th. 1900 , or as soon after as tt
possible. A new class will be formed erPI :
on that date , and it is highly desirable PI
to ' have all start together. Beginners
living south of the railroad tracks should
enter the South school.
A. L. CAVINESS , Supt. m
Five-room bouse , barn , two lots , hedge w
and fruit trees ; fine location corner of at
Dakota and Manchester streets , McCook. w
Write H. G. DIXON , sil
Kennett Square , Penn. th
S. M. Cochran & Co. have the best .
guaranteed quality of goods at right ,
prices , as well as the cheaper grades of .
goods at correspondingly low prices ,
rhey can fit any pocket-book or suit any
You can't afford to miss the splendid
story now running in THE TRIBUNE. It tj (
one of the finest of the day. o
Waite will save you money on hard ac
ware , jstoves , harness , curry combs and be
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
For good milk try the new dairy.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Conductor C. O LeHew was up from
Hastings , Wednesday , on third .No. 77.
Charlie Heber spent Sunday in Den
ver , with bis brother John , who is sick
R. B. Carlton of the master mechanic's
office was xvith relatives in Norton , Kan
sas , over Sunday.
Mrs. J. W. Goldtrap departed , Wednes
day night , for Pueblo , Colorado , where
he has a position on one of the railroads
in that state.
Fireman Walter Clark was up from
Republican City over Sunday. The bal
last gang was engaged all last week in
spreading Denver slag on Mascot hill.
A number of the boys engaged in a
"needle threading" contest , one night
this week , with Jim Egan the prizewinner
ner at the thirteenth or fourteenth effort.
The Burlington right-of-way men are
buying property in Brush , which is re
garded as indicating that the Alliance
extension will be a sure go during this
I. T. BENJAMIN and family departed ,
this week , for Grand Island , this state ,
where they will make their future home ,
with the best wishes of all their McCook
Under the new Burlington relief rules
many of the railroad men are increasing
their accident benefits and insurance by
taking such higher classification as their
wages will warrant.
While coupling cars in the Akron
yards , last Friday aweek , Switchman J.
W. Gerlinger had a thumb slightly
mashed between the bumpers , laying
him off for a few weeks.
Engineer Stephen Finn's many friends
on the division will be pleased to learn
that he has been appointed engine inspector
specter at McCook. He commenced
work on Monday morning of this week.
nThe change of a single figure cost the
Pennsylvania railroad lines , west of
Pittsburg , nearly a quarter of a million
of dollars. When the year 1900 came in
about 300,000,000 new tickets were put
on sale , and the millions whose places
they took will be reduced to ashes.
In a circular which has been posted on
the walls of the Pullman sub-offices at
the union depot a reduction in the wages
of sleeping car conductors is announced.
The amount of the cut is said to be , in
many cases , as much as 20 per cent.
Whether the reduction is to be made
among all employes of the company , or
is to be enforced only on some lines is a
It is announced that Shepherdson &
Long , grading contractors , have been
awarded the work on the Bridgeport-
Brush line of the Burlington from the
Nebraska line south to Brush. This is
aid to be a very nice piece of grading
k with few heavy cuts or fills. In
Nebraska there will be some heavy work
outh of and near Sidney. The Burling-
on will cross the Union Pacific line at
Sidney overhead , bringing the grade up
o the latter's line to the height of thirty
'eet. South of Sidney at one place a
jrade of forty-seven feet will be required
md at some places the graders will find
ock to be taken out of the cuts.
It is intimated that the Burlington has .
mind securing possession of the Akron
vater-works at any rale Chief Engineer
rlolrnes Blair of Lincoln , Master Me-
ihanic Archibald , and Fredjernberg of
he water service , from this place , were C
Akron , Thursday of last week , looka
ng over the plant , and , according to a
ocal paper , "thoroughly inspecting the
lant , remaining upwards of an hour at
he pump house looking over the prop-
rty. Just what they will do about it is
iroblematical but it has been known for a
long time that the B. & M. has had an t
ye on the property and it looks like the
londholders and the railroad company e
nay come to terms and indebtedness o
gainsL the town be cancelled by the
ouipany buying the outstanding bonds ,
rhich ! can be had at a reasonable figure ,
nd the company operate the water-
rorks as its own property. This should j
ilence the reports that start at intervals
hat the company intend to move the
ivision from Akron to Brush. It would
ndicate that the company is planning
or an increase in the use of water and it
among the range of possibilities that
he Brush-Alliance trains will run to
ikron where connections will be made ,
'he company does this below here on
he Frenchman line , which has its junc-
ion at Culbertson , continues its trains
McCook , a distance of fifteen miles , &
nd only a switchman is needed at Cul-
See H. P. Waite for stoves and ranges.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
The Garden Prairie A ! E. church , lo
cated at Quick. Neb. , was dedicated Jan
7th. Presiding Elder W A Hardaway'
sermon , which was fully up-to-date and
a masterpiece for the occasion , WHS list
ened to by a full house. The church pre
sented a neat and cosy appearance am
the people all wore smiles and seenm
quite at home. A few from a distance
were present , but no strangers , and the
occasion was pleasing to all. Our paste
J. V. Robinson performed his part well
Just before closing , Elder Hardaway
called on the congregation for subscrip
tions to lift the debt , including th
church extension loan of $100. He
found twelve ten-dollar men , seventeen
five-dollar men and women , several two
and one-dollar persons ; in all , $238. Al
felt like shaking hands and praising God
for the good work that has been done.
It was a lovely day , more like Sep
tember than January. The event so
long anticipated was fully realized at
this time and this clay will long be re
membered by the people at Garden
Prairie. We , the trustees , extend our
thanks to all who contributed to the
erection of this beautiful country church.
May God's blessings rest on each and
all- F TRIVELPIECE ,
W. B. WHITTAKER ,
J A MILLER ,
M. W. QUICK.
An Educational Rally.
Something in the nature of an educa
tional rally was held in the Congrega
tional churchlast eveningin an inter
esting and piofitable way to the young
and old of the city , we feel sure. The
church was comfortably filled on the
occasion , and if any went expecting to
be bored or to find it lacking in interest ,
they were agreeably disappointed. Rev.
Turner was in charge of the meeting ,
with Rev. Badcon of the Methodist
church on the platform as assistant.
Addresses were made by Rev. Badcon ,
County Judge Bishop , Mrs. Sylvester
Cordeal , Miss Rache Berry , Superin
tendent Caviness and others , all being
in a helpful and encouraging strain to
the children of the city , who are , hap
pily , enjoying splendid educational ad
vantages. A feature of the evening was
the reading of short letters from the
leading business men of the city answer
ing the question , "What Kind of a Boy
do You Want in Your Business. " The
answers were full of meat and valuable
suggestions to the boys especially. Alto
gether the meeting was one that may
be profitably repeated annually to the
advantage of the children and the in
creased interest of the parents and of all
concerned in educational matters.
Beware of the Peddler.
You can scarcely pick up a newspaper ,
these days , without seeing an account
of the swindling operations of some
stranger in some neighborhood , selling
inferior goods at outrageous prices and
gulling the people generally. For in "
stance , don't pay $65 for a sewing ma
chine that a local merchant will take
pleasure in selling you for $24 , with a
service guarantee of ten years. In fact ,
it is generally advisable to see the home
merchant before you buy goods of any
Farmers and Feeders , Attention !
We are now prepared to grind your
corn and other feed , by the wagon load , s
at six cents per hundred pounds. No
labor to you in loading and unloading , I
and no sacks needed. Come and see us t
about it. THE MCCOOK MILLING Co. S
A quintette of our gilded youth were n
Culbertson visitors , one night this week ,
and were the victims of a series of acci
dents which delayed their return home
until about three in the morning following - g
ing : Three of the boys hiked up and two
rode in a single buggy. On the return ,
one boy was taken ill , shipped his wheel
and joined the two boys in the buggy.
A little later one of the bicycles became
disabled , and the rider added his pres
ence to the three in the buggy. The
other wheelman managed to make har
bor. The boys were all nearly frozen
when they reached McCook.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A
The very latest thing is the Wireless
Check-Row Corn Planter and the Double- Ci
Row Lister. You don't need to go to
Omaha to see the latest improved imple
ments ; S. M. Cochran & Co have them si
on exhibition at their store.
A stiff northwester swept the streets
of the city clean , Wednesday , without
expense , but with no little discomfort to
the population. And it was a little more a :
like ice weather , the following night and
morning. O' '
Auction sale on February 3d by Berry
Mitchell. List your articles with
them ; no charge unless sale is made.
Buy your potatoes of J. A. Wilcox &
Son , who are unloading another car-load
of fine ones.
For good milk try the new dairy.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
The Mnjestic range.
Auction sale , February 3d.
McMillen's Cough Cure is sure.
It's the best the Majestic range.
McConnell's Bxlsarn cures coughs.
The Mnjesticis the peer of them all.
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.
To make your hands smooth and soft
use McMillen's Cream Lotion.
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB
UNE office. B * st in the market.
HOUSE FOR SALE Seven rooms and
three lots. J. H. BBRGE.
Increase your supply ofepgsby using
McMillen's Egg Producer. Guaranteed.
When you buy tinware , ask to see
Ried's Anti-rust. For Mile by H. P.
FOR SALE A good fre h cow. Write
or inquire of James Cain , MaCook , Ne
Bring your poultry to J. A. Wilcox &
Son and receive the highest market
price in trade or cash.
The Smith building , lately vacated by
Mrs. M. E. Barger , is being repapered
for its new business occupants.
S. M. Cochran &Co. are fully prepared
to meet the demands ofmy and all of
their customers in quality and prices of
Take your prescriptions to Lear , for
bis 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. II. D. ,
McCook , Neb. Box 123. 2-1-19
Mrs. M. E. Barger moved her millinery
establishment , Monday , into the room
in the rear of the Citizens bank recently
vacated by Selby & Washburn.
"Everybody's" magazine for February
is filled with an enjoyable combination
of amusing and profitable reading al
together a big ten cents' worth.
The statistician of the department of
agriculture reports the wheat crop of the
United States for 1899 at 547,300.00 *
jushels , or 12 3 bushels per acre.
Just one trial of S M. Cochran & Co.'s
lew silver polish and stove enamel and
x > lish will convince you that it is the
jest article of the kind on the market.
The application of A. M.Johnson , W.
H. Latham , C. B. Compton , Tyre Nelson
and A. R. Cruzen for authority to estab-
ish the First National Bank of Curtis ,
"Veb. , with a capital of $50,000 , has been
approved by the comptroller of the cur-
The chef at the Commercial hotel
pugilistically interviewed "Shorty"
Meyer , delivery boy for Artz & Thomp-
on , Wednesday morning , to the detri
ment of "Shorty's" countenance , and
o the decided disadvantage of the chef's
standing in this community.
To meet a long-felt-want , Messrs. H.
H. Berry and E.J. Mitchell have decided
to < inaugurate a monthly auction sale on
Saturday , February 3d. If this sale
meets \vith the success expected , the
same will be repeated monthly. See
their local announcements elsewhere.
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.
S. M. Cochran & Co. have just placed
on their sales floors a car-load of all kinds
of implements , and invite inspection.
Another car will follow soon , consisting
of a fine and complete line of buggies ,
arriages , surreys , road carts , wagons
ind implements. They cordially ask
iron to call and see their unequalled
Uock and assortment.
A. B. Chamberlain , Tuesday morning ,
appeared before Justice Berry and pla
nted offended justice by paying one-
lialf of the regular occupation tax , $5 oo ,
and costs amounting to $ i 95. As Mr.
Chamberlain bad spent a few months in
jur city , it would have been but fair to
dim to haye called and collected the tax
without putting him to the humiliation
and needless expense of a.suit in court.
Seed and Hay for Sale.
Alfalfa seed and hay for sale. 2ts.
S. G. GOHEEN , McCook , Neb.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
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