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Reception and Banquet.
Success in full measure attended the
reception and banquet tendered the
members and invited friends of the
members of the Republican county cen
tral committee , held in this city , last
Friday night. Over a hundred persons
participated in the unique affair every
precinct in the county , save one , being
represented by delegates or considerable
ij delegations , and there was a prevalent
and prominent spirit of hopefulness and
enthusiasm prevailing among them all ,
which portends success at the polls in
the coming election.
The reception was an informal affair ,
and was held in the opera house in order
to comfortably accommodate the guests
and others interested in making them at
home and happy. Chairman C. F. Babcock -
cock of the county central committee
presided. Reports were had from the
various precinct committeenien and del
egates present , the consensus of opinion
being that the Republicans of Red Wil
low county are in encouraging condition
to win out , next fall. There was a true
ring of determined purpose to win in
the remarks made by many of the committeemen -
mitteemen and delegates present.
After hearing these reports from the
local field , Chairman Teft of the State
committee , who was present , was called
upon for some remarks , and made a
rousing , ringing , patriotic speech. He
expressed satisfaction in the outlook at
this time , and thought the situation
would improve as the time of election
approached. Though a mild-mannered
man , the chairman is full of vim and fire
at the core , and he succeeded in infusing
his spirit into those present , making
them feel with himself , the righteousness
of the Republican cause and contention
and pressing home the knowledge that
FU1. America has never in her history been
so prosperous and never has had so
promising a future before her. These
plain and evident facts he credited to
the party of progress the G. O. P. In
conclusion , he urged every Republican
to do his utmost constantly to advance
the cause and success of Republicauisui
in Nebraska , and promised success not
only in the state , but in the nation , in
the coming conflict , if every Republican
but did his duty.
ii i I. D. Evans of Kenesaw , census super
visor for the Fifth congressional dis
trict , was also present , , and gave a short
talk , expressing the greatest surprise
and pleasure at being able to attend so
splendid a meeting , and giving it as his
opinion that victory must crown the ef
forts of so representative and intelligent
a body of me'n as was assembled before
him , representing the righteous cause of
the great and patriotic party of advance
ment , enlightenment and good govern
ment. Mr. Evans felt full of hope and
encouragement and could only see one
possible result at the next election , in
view of the magnificent performances of
the Republican party in restoring pros
perity out of measure to a country in dir
est financial and commercial and in
dustrial distress when it came into power
He thought that no people , in the face
of the unequalled and unprecedented
condition of the nation , would dream of
hurling from power a party and presi
dent under whose wise and patriotic ad t
ministration such conditions had been
rescued from disaster. Closing with an
appeal for united and energetic work on
the part of all interested in sound money ,
protection and the flag.
J. H. Ager of Lincoln added a word
of encouragement coupled with an ad
monition to be not over-confident. He
felt that there was hard work ahead , but
had no misgivings as to the ability of
the Republican party to accomplish the
same , if'they approached the job realiz
ing the necessity of effort united and de
termined. He closed with a character
istic story that left everybody in a glee
ful state of mind to approach the suc
ceeding and one of the most interesting
features of the affair the banquet.
The banquet was spread at the Com
mercial house , over one hundred persons
enjoying one of the superior menus for
which that hostelrie is well known in
The affair was an innovation in a
sense , but a most enjoyable and we be
lieve a profitable one , socially and polit
ically. THE TRIBUNE hastens to con
gratulate all concerned in the happy re
sult achieved. , Such happenings have a
desirable tendency toward securing a
better understanding between town and
country , between the rank and file and
the political workers all over the county ;
and the party will doubtless reap the
benefit of this better personal knowledge
and political understanding in the future.
Read the large "ad" of Dr. Coe's San
itarium in this issue.
Give Lear of McCook your drug trade
for 1900. J
Among ranges the Majestic is first.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Telephone 59 for milk and cream.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
A. G. HAGADORN , the Curtis banker ,
was a city visitor , Monday.
REPORTER EISENIIART of Culbertson
was a city visitor , Sunday.
DR. E. H. WATERS looked after some
real estate matters in Edison , Sunday.
L. MORSE of Benkelnian sojourned
with us , briefly , Sunday , between trains.
JAMES BURKE and daughter Bessie of
Imperial were city guests , Tuesday even
Louis SUESS visited his sisters in the
neighborhood of Herndon , Kansas , Sun
J.W. HANN of the Wauneta Breeze
was with us , Sunday night , on his way
H. G. BORNEMAN is now engaged in
business in Denver. Here's wishing him
MRS. DRAKE of Omaha is here , the
guest of her daughter , Mrs. Fred. Mont-
A. E. HARVEY , the well-known Lin
coln lawyer , was in the city , Monday ,
W. J. McGlLLEN has been down from
the ranch north of Stratton for several
days receiving treatment for his eyes.
CALEB CLOTHIER was clown from Ma-
rengo , Hayes county , fore part of the
week , on business , guest of H. H. Troth.
F. A. PENNELL was in Dundy county ,
Tuesday afternoon , doing some prelimi
nary abstracting for the McCook Loan
and Trust Co.
ED. DENNIS went up to Bertram ! ,
Sunday , to assist in invoicing the stock
of a lumber yard the Barnett Lumber
Co. recently acquired.
MR. AND MRS. L. H. BLACKLEDGE
were up from Red Cloud , close of last
and first of this week , visiting relatives
and transacting business.
J. H. BERGE is spending a month in
the hardware establishment of S. M.
Cochran & Co. , learning the ropes , having -
ing in mind going into that line of busi
MRS. CAROLINE HARTMAN , mother of
J. W. , and Miss Stella Weldy , niece of
Mrs. J. W. Hartman , arrived from Peter
son , Indiana , last week , and will visit
here a while , the latter for her health.
C. N. WHITTAKER was down from
Imperial over Saturday night , Sunday
and Monday , visiting the home folks ,
returning to Imperial , Tuesday morning.
Saturday night , a few of his young bach
elor friends of the city drove out to the
Whittaker farm and surprised him pleas
antly with a social visit.
A. B. MINOR , secretary of the Lincoln
Laud Co , and A. B. Smith , the town-
site man , from Denver , were in the city ,
Wednesday , the occasion of the annual
meeting of the stock-holders of the Mc
Cook Irrigation and Power Co. The
meeting was called for ten o'clock in the
office of the secretary , J. E. Kelley.
W. S. PERRY departed , Wednesday
night , for Cincinnati , in response to a
telegram announcing the iliness of his
daughter , Mrs. Mabel Stranahan , with
typhoid fever. A telegram , Wednesday
afternoon , stated that her condition is
not serious. Letters received on Wednes-
daj' , written on Monday , state that she
had been moved to a hospital and was
receiving every care of nursing and skill
of physician ; but it was thought advis
able for Mr. Perry to go to her bedside.
It is to be fondly hoped that her recovery
may be certain and speedy.
Sixteenth Annual Dinner.
The ladies of the Aid society of the
Methodist church announce their six
teenth annual Washington dinner. The SI
place will be given later. Following is
the menu :
Roast Pork with Cranberry Sauce n
Roast Beef with Brown Gravy h
Creamed Potatoes Corn
Potato Salad Cabbage Salad "
Bread Brown and White
Mince Fruit Custard Pumpkin
Cold Ham garnished with Lemon
Potato Croquettes Saratogo Chips
Hot Rolls Assorted Cakes
See H. P. Waite for stoves and ranges.
Telephone 59 for milk and cream.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs. b
Majesties lead the procession.
Burn Bollard's S.-B. coal.
Thelr Monthly Meeting : .
The Republican Valley district poul
try association held its regular meeting
last Saturday. A good many of th
members seem to forget that these meet
ings will lay the foundation for a sue
cessful show , next December. At show
time everyone is interested , but we mus
not leave our show preparations unti
then. These meetings serve to keep up
an interest and it is to be hoped that ou
members will remember the first Satur
day of each month is regular meeting
day. Let us have a regular convention
at two o'clock , Saturday afternoon o
March 3d , in H. H. Berry's office. Le
us prepare the way for the finest show
we ever had , next December 5 , 6 , 7 anc
Judge Hitchcock's name on our score
cards will sell our stock at long figures
We ought to be only second to the state
show. There is not a county in Nebras
ka where the farmers take more pride in
HATTIE BYFIELD , Secretary.
The enumeration districts of Red Wil
low county are as follows for the census
of 1900 :
District No. 152 Beaver and Lebanon ,
including the villages.
153 Bondville and Missouri Ridge.
154 Coleman and Box Elder.
155 Danbury and Gerver.
156 - Driftwood , Grant and Valley
157 East Valley and Tyrone , includ
158 Indianola , including the city.
159 North Valley and Alliance.
160 Perry and Willow Grove , exclus
ive of McCook.
161 McCook city.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
Frank Hagerrnan et al. vs. Howard M.
Gardner et al. ; equity.
License to wed was granted Thurston
Doyle of Box Elder and Dora Little of
McCook , Wednesday , and the county
judge completed the work by at once
uniting them in marriage.
JANUARY FILINGS AND RELEASES.
Farm filings , $6,807 ; releases , $39,387.-
55. City filings , $2,494 ; releases , $5,705 -
66. Chattel filings , $31,292.45 ; releases ,
We Wish to Say !
That we have received a large portion
of the largest and finest stock of wall
paper we have ever bought and we be
lieve that means the finest line ever
shown in McCook. Some of the pat
terns are exclusive. Only sold by us
and only enough for one room of a kind. It
We are ready to show New Goods in to
Tapestries , Denims , Burlaps , Ingrains , H
fine Gilts and White Blanks , also a large w
line of the cheapest grades. If you ex
pect to use wall paper remember we are :
"It , " this season. .
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
Too Much for Ira. di
Ira Cole of the Culbertson Era can a
stand anything and everything , well
nigh , with complacency even with a de
fair quality of equanimity but the occasional cc :
casional intrusion of McCook's gilded N
youth upon his girl preserve. These fire he
him to impassioned remonstrances and th
lurid roasts. But the gilded youth afore
said persist , notwithstanding , and the
inference is that the girls up there en he
courage poaching. ni
For Sale. nc
Five-room house , barn , two lots , hedge
and fruit trees ; fine location corner of eq
Dakota and Manchester streets , McCook.
Write H. G. DIXON ,
Kennett Square , Penn. y
Crossed electric light wires caused ca
some excitement in the Temple block ,
Tuesday evening. Some of the occu bj
pants of the block had light to spare and Tl
others little or none. A number of fuses vii
were burned out , but no special damage ci
resulted. The wires were crossed b } ' a en
laborer in making repairs in the build
ing. We might add in this connection , on
that all lights should be promptly turned
off in a building when such unusual
power is noticed ; it is dangerous and ex- o _
cessive , and damage may thus be mini wi
mized or avoided. _
S. M. Cochran & Co. have the best on
guaranteed quality of goods at right to
prices , as well as the cheaper grades of wi
goods at correspondingly low prices. it t
They can fit any pocket-book or suit any se
You can't afford to miss the splendid
story now running in THE TRIBUNE. It .
one of the finest of the day. f
Waite will save you money on hard on
ware , stoves , harness , curry combs and is 1 i
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
For good milk try the new dairy. ]
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Sam Chittick visited Hayes county
friends , last week.
S. D. Belles has been indisposed and
off.duty , part of the week.
John Roxby and Gus. Budig were in
Oxford , Sunday , on company business.
_ H. C. Prichard , C. R. Liggett , C. E.
Ryan and U. S. G. Smith are new brakemen -
men , this week.
Conductor J. J. Curran is on Bronson's
passenger run while C. W. is in Chicago
on the advisory committee.
Engineer F. G. Westland resumed his
run from Wymore to Oxford , last week ,
after three-weeks sick .
a - lay-off.
Brakeman R. M. Douglas went down
to Holdrege , Tuesday , on matters Ma
sonic , taking a lay-off of a few days.
An order for fifty pressed steel cars
comes from France with a much larger
order in prospect should the initial lot
prove a success.
Brakemen and switchmen ! No more
cracked or chapped hands , Use our
new preparation , "Berry's Handhealer , "
warranted to cure.
No. 13 was snow-bound , Thursday , be
tween Wymore and Oxford somewhere ,
and No. i was over three hours late in
arriving iu McCook.
Conductor C. E. Pope arrived home ,
Tuesday night , from his visit to Joplin ,
Missouri , on business , and at once re
sumed his regular run.
Switchman W. M. French returned ,
ast Saturday , from Red Cloud , where ,
le has been relieving Switchman B. A. .
Perry , who has been ill.
Trainmaster Kenyon and Conductor
? . M. Washburn and crew went over to
the Oberlin branch , yesterday , to open
up that snow-bound line.
T. W. Benjamin of Grand Junction ,
Cc'orado , visited Republican City rela-
ives , last week. He is a conductor on C
he Rio Grande Western. b
Conductor B. L. McCarl arrived home , c
Saturday , from his visit to Chicago , and
jn Monday went on duty on the work-
rain at Republican City.
Conductor A. G. Bump and crew re- :
urned , Wednesday night , from running
he Holdrege-Atlanta ballast train , and
vill run in the pool out of McCook.
Conductor C. W. Bronson departed on
2 , Tuesday , for Chicago , where he will P'ol
epresent the Western and Southern di-
isions at a meeting of advisory com-
nittee of the Relief department.
J. A. Biugham , postal clerk on the at
mperial line , has rented and moved in- le
o the Gage residence on Marshall street ,
lis mother arrived from Lincoln , this F
veek < , and is keeping house for him.
Tom Wilkinson , who is now in Lin- cc :
oln , still retains his penchant for the at
tage , evidently : We see him announced la
stage director of a presentation of the ar
Irama , "Damon and Pythias , " recently at
ittempted in that city.
The snow storm of Wednesday night
lelayed traffic on the Western division he
onsiderably : No. 5 was an hour late ; bi >
To. 3 over five hours ; No. 6 about an it'
lour , and No. 2 , Thursday morning , in 2t ;
he neighborhood of an hour.
The Burlington is equipping its pas-
enger locomotives with the new electric sil
icadlight. Several of the engines run- m
ling between Burlington and Chicago
low have the electric headlights , and
rithin the next few weeks others will be
quipped with them. The electric head-
ight can be seen a distance of seven
ailes on a straight track. The electrici-
is manufactured by a little dynamo
letween the stack and headlight for the th
ab and tender. The miniature electric fn
ight plant on each engine is examined hiT
an electrician at the end of each run. T
'he incandescent lights which are pro- lo
ided for the cab and tender are suffi-
iently ( shaded so as not to blind the th
ngineer and fireman. be
The Burlington company is working th
a plan to establish an employes' pen- wi
ion fund. The plans are incomplete ,
mt with some modifications and devel- T.
pment , it is thought they wilt meet T.W
rith favor and approval. They contem- W
ilate each of the 36,000 employes giving
ne per cent of their salaries , monthly ,
the fund. It is estimated that this
iii yield about $15,000 monthly. Then
is proposed to invest the $600,000 re-
erve : in the present Burlington relief CE
uud : in 4 per cent bonds and to add this Sa
evenue to the pension fund. Employes
credited with originating and large- Sc
developing the plans , and the officials of
the road are said to look with favor
them. The pension at age-retirement
one-half regular salary. It would no t sn
surprising to see the plan in opera-
ion by the beginning of a new year.
Bnrn Bnllard's S.-B. coal.
Notice of Sale of Real Estate.
Public notice is hereby given that on
the I2th , day of February , 1900 , at the
hour of i o'clock p. m. , the following
described real estate will be offered for
sale to the highest bidder for cash , to-
wit : The northeast quarter of section
nineteen (19) ( ) , and the northwest quarter
of section twenty (20) ( ) , township four (4)
north , range twenty-nine (29) ( ) west of the
6th p. m. , containing three hundred and
This land is about five miles north of
McCook , Neb. , and has a frame house
18x32 feet , four rooms. Frame stable ,
room for four horses , and good well and
windmill. One hundred and thirty
acres in cultivation , 140 acres pasture ,
This sale is to close up an estate and
the land will be sold without reserve ,
and will take place at the east front door
of the court house in McCook , Neb.
DANIEL O'DWYER ,
Attorney in fact for heirs of
Thomas Dunne , deceased.
J. E. Kelley , Attorney , McCook , Neb.
Large Crowd Assured.
A crowded house for the annual min
strel jubilee and society vaudeville by
local talent for the benefit of the High
School library is already assured , the
advance sales of reserved seats being
large. The business houses of the city
have agreed to close at eight o'clock on
this evening the isth in order that
the business men , their families and
their clerks may have an opportunity of
attending. THE TRIBUNE is promised
that no "archaic" joke of a vintage be
yond anne doniini o will be sprung.
Like its predecessors , the minstrel will
be all O. K. , and warning is given that
due concern be exercised for the integ
rity of buttons.
The Eugene Field Social.
A fair patronage was accorded the
Eugene Field social given in the Con
gregational church , Tuesday night ,
under direction of the members of the
Christian Endeavor society , about $16
being realized from the affair in financial
compensation < , besides an evening of en
tertainment and pleasure derived from
the singing of the songs of the beloved
lead poet , reading and reciting selections
rrom his works , and hearing a sketch of
iis life and accomplishments.
Some Pumpkins Himself.
When it conies to collecting taxes ,
bounty Treasurer Thompson is some
jumpkins ' himself : In twenty-eight days
f January he gathered into the coffers
f the county , from corporate cormor-
mts , bloomin' plutocrats and "the great
ommon people" the neat and couifort-
iblesum of $14,327.00. Taxes were col-
ected from as far back as 1885 , without
ke's assistance. a'
armers ; and Feeders , Attention ! .
We are now prepared to grind your
orn and other feed , by the wagon load ,
six cents per hundred pounds. No
abor to j-ou in loading and unloading ,
md no sacks needed. Come and see us bi
ibout it. THE MCCOOK MILLING Co.
Twenty-four Barred Plymouth Rock R -
lens and pullets ; also cockerels scored O
y Theo. Hewes , America's best author-
ty on Rocks. RAY V. CLUTE , 01
t. 806 Monroe street , McCook.
For Sale for Cash.
One road cart , nearly new ; one set re
ilver-mounted , double , buggy harness ; ia
ny single driver , weight 1,050 pounds.
ISAAC M. SMITH.
McConuell's new cleaning preparation , w ,
emoves greese from any fabric ; will not ir
oil or spot the goods. ei
W. A. Minniear of Danbury braved
he storm , Wednesday , to drive over oi
rein the Beaver and take home with tv :
liui one of the Great Majestic ranges.
he ] doctor just couldn't keep house any
onger without a Great Majestic. tl :
The local exchange has calls for about
hirty more phones than the preseat l : *
loard at central will accommodate , and es
here is a prospect that a larger board clw
rill be added in the spring. w ,
If your eyes are troubling you consult
. C. Beardsley , scientific optician , at 01ol
W. Loar's drug store in McCook , olA
Vednesday , February I4th. A
Auction sale on February 3d by Berry
Mitchell. List your articles with
hem ; no charge unless sale is made.
If you are afflicted you want the best. st
Jail and see the Doctor from Dr. Coe's
lanitarium. See large "ad" in this issue.
Buy your potatoes of J. A. Wilcox & cl :
ion , who are unloading another car-load clot >
McConnell's Fragrant Lotion makes Ti
mooth , soft hands or face. w
For good milk try the new dairy. 'n
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs. je
Burn Bullard's S.-B. coal.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
The Majestic range.
Auction sale , February 3d.
McMillen's Cough Cure is sure.
It's the best the Majestic range.
Telephone 59 for milk and cream.
McConnell's Bulsnm cures coughs.
The Majestic is the peer of them all.
New plaids for skirts at DeGroff &
Perhaps you would like to keep warm ;
if so , burn Bullard's S.-B.
It is folly to cough ; McMillen's Cough
Cure is promptly effective.
Please note the fact that phone No. i
connects with the coal office.
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. Best in the market.
HOUSE FOR SALU Seven rooms and
three lots. J. II. BKRCK.
Try a load of our Lafayette coal $6.50
per ton. BARNETT LUMBER Co ,
Increase your supply of eggs Ly using
McMillen's Egg Producer. Guaranteed.
When you buy tinware , ask to see
Ried's Anti-rust. For bale by II. P.
FOR SALE A good fresh cow. Write
or inquire of James Cain , McCook , Ne
See White for sign-writing , paperhanging -
hanging or fresco work. Leave orders
at Loar's drug-store.
Bring your poultry to J. A. Wilcox &
Son and receive the. highest market
price in trade or cash.
S. M. Cochran & Co. are fully prepared
to meet the demands of any and all of
their customers in quality and prices of
Take your prescriptions to Lear , for
his goods are pure and fresh and his
prices right. Opposite the Commercial
hotel , McCook.
This kind of weather calls for some
thing to make the stove hot. Bullard's
have what you want and you can get it
when you want it.
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
Cambridge is elevating its heels pretty
iltitudinously ' over securing that 4,000
ton ice contract , but they don't deny
that McCook's a warm place.
Just one trial of S. M. Cochran & Co.'s
new silver polish and stove enamel and
polish will convince you that it is the
aest article of the kind on the market.
The very latest thing is the Wireless
-heck-Row Corn Planter and the Double-
R.OW Lister. You don't need to go to
Dmaha to see the latest improved imple-
nents ; S. M. Cochran & Co. have them
n exhibition at their store.
People looking for a large range for
ither cattle or sheep will do well to cor-
espond with Arterburn Bros , of Imper-
al , Chase county , Nebraska , as they
lave several ranches for sale or lease in
.racts of 320 to 10,000 acres.
Enos Rishel is in fine feather , this
veek , over securing a fine flow of water
n a well he has had bored on his prop
erty in the northeastern part of the city ,
rhe well is 76 feet deep , with three feet
f water , secured after passing through
wenty feet of sand and gravel.
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
ip Everist , Marsh & Co. , phone 12 , and
he rest is easy. They carry the choic-
ist of every article belonging to a first-
lass , up-to-date meat market , and a
vord brings your order to the door.
S. M. Cochran & Co. have just placed
m their sales floors a car-load of all kinds
f implements , and invite inspection.
\nother car will follow soon , consisting
f a fine and complete line of buggies ,
arriages , surrej's , road carts , wagons
md implements. They cordially ask
rou to call and see their unequalled
itock and assortment.
The secretary of interior has decided
hat the $2 fee paid for filing reservoir
laimslast summer , having been entered
n the books , cannot be returned to ap-
licants whose claims were rejected ,
fhis does not apply to the land offices
vhere claims were received but not filed ,
the Sidney district the officers filed
he claims , which were afterward re-
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
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