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EIGHTEENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 9 , 19OO. NUMBER 43
After a Brief Illness.
After a brief illness , Mrs. L. W. Cox
was called to her long home , last Satur
day morning. But few knew of her ill
ness , and the end came with sorrowful
force to her many friends in the city ,
for none knew her but to admire and
love her for her quiet , gentle manner
and sweet ways
[ SARAH E. LINVILLE was born near
Plattsmouth , Nebraska , October 4 , 1865.
Was converted and united with the
Methodist church South atNew % Hope ,
Nodaway county , Missouri , at the age of
20. Was united in marriage to Lincoln
W. Cox , April zist , 1897 , coming to Mc-
Cook , where she united with the First
Methodist church and enjoyed the sweet
peace which comes in this simple uuion
with the Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes ,
in passing through the crowd , we see a
face that attracts us by its sweetness of
expression ; such a face was our beloved
sister's. From such a face we know
that the life behind it is pure , the heart
good and sweet , and that the body thus
illumined is the temple of the Holy
Spirit. She kept her mind occupied
with good , pure , useful , beautiful and
divine thoughts. It is because St. Paul
kuew this that he says so earnestly : "Fi
nally , brethren , whatsoever things are
true , whatsoever things are honest , what
soever things are just , whatsoever things
are pure , think on these things. " Sister
Cox's illness was short , but painful ; but
withal she was patient , only desiring to
live for her husband and little girl , and
sweetly trusting in Jesus. Her husband
and the writer , her pastor , kneeling by
her bedside , she said , "Take care of my
little girl and meet me in heaven. 'I
know that my Redeemer liveth. ' " The
angel of death came and took her from
her beautiful home and devoted husband
and loving friends to that land that
knows no pain on the 3 < 1 day of March ,
1900 , about 4 o'clock , a. m. She leaves
a husband , a little daughter , father ,
mother , three sisters and four brothers
and a large number of friends to mourn
her decease. The remains were laid to
rest in Longview cemetery. J.A.B. ]
Funeral services were conducted at
the home by the Lady Maccabees. Their
ritualistic service was a simple , but im
pressive one. The ladies of the order
attended in a body. The floral offerings
at the house were superb : The offering
of the Star of Jupiter was a rich and
beautiful crescent in white roses with
the words "Star of Jupiter" in purple.
The I. O. O. F. sent a pillow of calla
lilies and roses , a beautiful tribute. The
Lady Maccabees offering was a profusion
of cut flowers red roses and white carna
tions. Services at the Methodist church
were conducted by Rev. J. A. Badcon , a
large audience of friends and sympathiz
ers in attendance. Palms , potted plants
and cut flowers in generous loveliness
decorated the church altar. It was a
touching service. The final services at
the grave were held under the auspices
and direction of the Lady Maccabees.
Mr. Cox and the families have the
teuderest sympathy of all in-this sudden
and dire sorrow that has overwhelmed
The mother , Mrs. J. M. Linville , and a
sister , Maud Linville , both of DeKalb ,
Mo. , were with her at death ; a brother ,
W. H. Linville of Beloit , Kansas , and a
sister , Mrs. I. W. Sewell of Skidmore ,
Mo. , attended the funeral. Of Mr.Cox's
family , his father , W. W. Cox , and a sis
ter , Mrs. Kate J. Ruby , both of Seward ,
Nebraska , attended the obseqies. All
departed , Wednesday morning , for their
respective homes. The baby was taken
to DeKalb , Mo. , where Miss Maud Lin
ville will care for the little one for Mr.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to extend our heartfelt grati
tude to the many kind" friends and
neighbors who so generously rendered
assistance and offered sympathy to us
during the illness and after the death of
our beloved wife , daughter and sister.
To the Lady Maccabees we most sincere
ly express our appreciation of the many
acts of kindness extended to our loved
one during her sickness , and to us in
tender tribute and loving service after
the death and in the interment of our
dear-one. L. W. Cox ,
MRS. J. M. LINVILLE ,
MAUD LINVILLE ,
W. H. LINVILLE ,
MRS. I. W. SEWELL ,
MRS. KATE J. RUBY ,
W. W. Cox.
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.
Whereas , It has pleased the Divine
Ruler of the Universe to remove from our
midst Sister Sarah E. Cox , whereby
this lodge has lost an honorable mem
ber , the family a loving wife and affec
tionate mother , and the community a
valuable member of society , be it
Resolved , That this lodge extends its
sympathy to the bereaved husband , fam
ily and friends and that these resolutions
be spread upon our records and that a
copy of the same be presented to the
family and furnished our local papers
MRS. ANNA GOLFER ,
MRS. AUGUSTA ANTON ,
J ; A. GUNN ,
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
PAT O'CONNOR and family have movet
to Grafton to live.
MRS. M. M. DELHUNTY has returnee
from her trip to Chicago.
MAYOR KELLEY departed , yesterday
on 6 , for Washington on business.
HENRY MEYER went over to Nortl
Platte by rail , Tuesday , on business.
MISSES DOLLIE ARCHIBALD and Myr
tie Pronger were Hastings visitors , Tues
DR. STACK of Holbrook attended th
St. John couimandery meeting in the
city , last night.
MRS. C. E. POPE was called down to
Oxford , Sunday morning , to see he
sister , Mrs. Lee , who is ill.
MRS. A. B. TODD of Plattsmouth spent
a few days of this week here , guest o
her sister , Mrs. C. A. Dixon.
MRS. W. S. M.CKINNEY was called to
Hastings , Wednesday afternoon on 6 , by
the death of a sister's child.
TREASURER AND MRS. MESERVE were
brief guests , Monday , on their way to
Holdrege to close up a matter of busi
MR. AND MRS. W. S. MORLAN were
Lincoln visitor , Monday and Tuesday ,
he being before the supreme court on
RECEIVER PIPER attended the meet
ing of county chairmen of the Fifth dis
trict with State Chairman Teft in Hold
rege , Tuesday afternoon.
Miss SELMANOREN entertained the
"Awl-Os" handsomely , Tuesday even
ing. There were games , refreshments
and a fine time on tap for all present.
ROBERT N. WHARTON of Omaha , rep
resenting the Railway Officials and Em
ployes Accident association of Indian
apolis , was in the city , early part of the
MISSES GENEVEVA AND ANNA FEEN-
EY have been the guests of Mrs. P. F.
McKenna for the past week or two. Miss
Anna went down to Hastings , Tuesday
MRS. R. A. HAGBERG went down to
Holdrege , Sunday , on a visit _ pf a few
weeks , expecting to occupy their own
cottage and to go to house-keeping upon
MRS. V. H. SOLLIDAY returned home ,
Saturday evening on 5 , from visiting her
sister , Mrs. A. Clark , who is sick. Mrs.
J. E. Beyrer went down to Oxford to
supply her place.
C. F. BABCOCK , chairman of the Re
publican county central committee , at
tended the meeting of the county chair
men of the Fifth district with State
Chairman Teft at Holdrege , Tuesday.
MRS. GEORGE HANLEIN of Oak Har
bor , Washington , arrived in the city ,
Monday on No. i , to visit her parents at
Box Elder. Mr. and Mrs. James King-
horn , Sr. She is a sister of Sheriff King-
JOHN H. GRANNIS returned , Monday
night , from his business trip to Minden.
He left on 2 , this morning , for Chicago ,
to purchase a large stock of general
merchandise for the spring and summer
MRS. J. A. PIPER departed for Lin
coln , via the old home at Alma , last
Friday afternoon , accompanied by Mr.
Piper. She was a guest at the McCook
Athletic club reception , last Thursday
F. M. KiMMELL participated in the
congressional committee meeting in
Holdrege , Tuesday * , representing Red
Willow county in that meeting , which
issued a call for the congressional con
vention in Holdrege , Wednesday , April
25th , at two o'clock.
Louis SUESS departed , Sunday morn
ing on 2 , for Crete , to spend a brief while
with the children , thence going on to
Nebraska City , where he was joined by
C. L. DeGrofF , and they twain journeyed
to Chicago to purchase a large stock of
goods to add to their already heavy line
of general merchandise on hand.
Are Progressing Nicely.
The union meetings now in progress
are getting well under way. They have
been held in the Methodist church , this
week , with good attendance and fair in
terest. Next week , the meetings will be
held in the Congregational church.
Evangelist Rowland is an earnest work
er in the cause and the people of the city
should rally to his support in this im
The business houses , by signed agree
ment , are closing at eight o'clock , this
week , and the arrangement will continue
luring the protracted meetings. It
aught to be made permanent.
McConnelPs Balsam cures coughs.
Push It Along.
It is the plain duty and patriotic priv
ilege of every citizen who has the pros
perity of his city and surrounding coun
try at heart , when he sees a good thing
to push it along. Now , THE TRIBUNE
believes that any effort put forth to en
courage the beet sugar raising industry
is a good thing , pure and simple , and
should be pushed along with all earnest
ness and vigor.
So we note with pleasure and satisfac
tion the presence of two representatives
of the American Beet Sugar Co. of Kear
ney , Nebraska , in our city , Tuesday ol
this week. They have been attracted
here by the peculiar adaptability of our
soil to the successful and profitable rais
ing of sugar beets.
They have established at both Culbert-
son and Arapahoe experimental stations
for the raising of beets. Both stations
will be managed by an expert represen
tative of the company. Fifteen acres at
each place will be cultivated under irri
gation and fifteen acres at each place
At and in the vicinity of this city they
hope to have individuals cultivate at
least i.ooo acres of sugar beets , and they
make the following offer : The company
will provide the seed it takes about $3
worth to the acre and the machinery
will be rented at the rate of 75 cents per
acre. Thus the company will put up
$3.75 per acre against the farmer's labor
and will wait until the beet crop is
marketed for its pay. The company will
pay $4 per ton for beets that give 12 per
cent of sugar. This price will be paid
for beets on board cars at McCook , and
is the same price paid by the company
at the mills. This , we submit , seems to
be a very liberal offer , and we urge the
matter upon the favorable consideration
and prompt and energetic action of our
farmers and business men for both are
vitally interested in this project. We
know of one business man who agrees to
secure the cultivation of fifty acres , and
there ought to be other prompt and lib
eral responses. Thousands of acres of
land under the McCook irrigation and
power ditch can be successfully utilized
in the cultivation of sugar beets , and it
is thought that non-irrigated lauds can
be cultivated with proportionate profit.
Representatives of the company will
be in our midst to canvass the grounds ,
and we hope that they will receive every
encouragement. The opportunity should
be grasped and the very best made of it ,
remembering that a success on a small
scale will lead to larger successes , and
that with 4,000 acres in successful culti
vation a beet sugar mill will loom up on
the bright horizon. Push it along.
I will sell at public sale at Box Elder
store , nine miles northeast of McCook ,
on Thursday , March 8 , 1900 , commenc-
ng at 10 o'clock a. m. , my stock , farm
ing implements , etc.
TERMS All sums over $10 , a credit of
nine months will be given , purchaser
jiving note with approved security bear-
ng interest at the rate of ten per cent
per annum. Under $10 , cash. On all
sumsofio and over a discount of ten
per cent will be given for cash. No
property to be removed until terms of
sale are complied with.
Free lunch served at noon.
D. P. BROWER.
The Sixth , Seventh and Eighth grades
will give an entertainment in Assembly-
room , Saturday evening , March loth ,
commencing at eight o'clock. There
will be living pictures , illustrated by the
antern , songs , books and poems. The
entertainment will be given for the bene
fit of the grades. Admission , ten cents.
Remember the date.
Trees ! Trees ! Trees !
Our Colorado-raised trees and plants
ire the best that can be grown. They
ijrow where others fail to live. Write for
: irculars on the Colorado mulberry ,
blackberry , and the Black Giant prune
ree. THE INTERNATIONAL NURSERY
2o. , Denver , Colorado ; established n
pears ; or to T. F. RowELL , Agent , Mc
Cook , Neb.
Union Protracted Meetings.
Union evangelistic services will be
: ontinued , next week. Meetiags will be
leld in the Congregational church coiu-
nencing , Sunday evening. An earnest
nvitation is extended to all Christians
0 assist in these services. A meeting
"or men , Sunday afternoon.
Rev. J. A. Badcon spoke the words ,
Vednesday evening in the Methodist
mrsonage , uniting in marriage George
3. McClain and Edith Fraley , both of
> ur city. Both have the well-wishes of
1 goodly circle of friends , with whom
CHE TRIBUNE joins in congratulations.
McConnell's Balsam cores coughs.
Telephone 59 for milk and cream.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Fireman Henry Bauer has returned to
Five cars of graders went through this
station , Sunday on 77 , for the Brush line
The Burlington route is now the
second longest railroad in the world.
Recent extensions and the absorption of
several small Iowa lines , have increased
its mileage until it is now 7,787 miles
Miss Lulu Sellers , a sister-in-law of
Agent Oscar Yarger of Rochfort , S. D. ,
died at that place on last Sunday even
ing of pneumonia. Miss Sellers was
visiting them at the time she was
strick'en down and quickly carried to
her eternal home.
General Passenger Agent Francis of
the Burlington at Omaha , has offered
cash prizes amounting to $115 for the
best letters about the grazing and the
farming conditions of Nebraska. The
letters may be from 200 to 1,000 words
in length. The contest closes July i ,
The Burlington is now having built
seven buffet smoking and library cars of
a design altogether new. The new cars
will be about seventy feet long and will
bave , in addition to a commodious
lei > aging apartment , eight sleeping sec
tions. The cars will be placed in the
rear of Burlington trains. They will
have unusually wide windows , an obser
vation platform , sofas and easy chairs.
The cost is about $10,000 each. They
are intended for use between Denver
and Chicago , and are to be delivered on
Officials of the Burlington are pleased
over the showing made by their road in
January and the seven months ending
January 31. The gross earnings for the
seven months , $29,021,921 , showed an
increase over those of the corresponding
period last year of $2,516,275 , the freight
earnings footing up $20,002,568. The
op-crating expensestlr7,2i3,6n , showed
an increase ofr,558o52. The surplus
was $5,928,309 , a gain of $978 928. The
gix-js earnings for January were $3,510-
243 , an increase over those of January ,
1899 , of $316,791. The operating ex-
jeuses amounted to $2,279,311 , a gain of
57.224. The surplus amounted to $390-
931 , an increase of $247,505.
The new engine No. I recently com-
ileted at the Havelock shops , returned
yesterday from making a trip to Hast-
ngs with a local freight train. The
engine is being "broken in" on freight
service out of Lincoln , so that alteration
or repairs incident to the first use of a
new machine may be easily made. The
No. i is of the K3 class , designed for
leavy freight service. It has fifty-six
inch centers , sixty-four inch drivers ,
[ 9x26 cylinder , piston valves , and carries
200 pounds steam pressure. It is fitted
tvith all modern improvements , and is
one of the largest machines used on the
Nebraska division. After it has been
pronounced ready for all kinds of road
service it will be sent to the western
livision. Engineer Buttery took the
engine out on its initial run. Seven
more engines are being constiucted at
the Havelock shops , and it is said that
when these are completed an additional
order for four more engines will be
A Great Success.
The McCook minstrels scored a great
success in their appearance before the
people of Cambridge , last night. There
was a large and enthusiastic audience in
the opera house to greet them , and the
reception accorded was warm and
bearty. It was a $120 house and the
McCook Athletic club consequently re
alized handsomely from the liberal pro-
A large number of McCookites ac-
: ornpanied the minstrels and they pro
nounce the entertainment up to the best
: raditions of the company.
THE TRIBUNE congratulates all con-
New Card , Sunday.
A change is announcedin ] [ the time
: ard to take effect on Sunday , at two
> ' : lock in the morning , and a number of
: hanges will be made affecting this
No. i will arrive here at 12:26 : under
; he new card and No. 6 will leave here
it 5:05. : All other trains on the main
ine will arrive and depart on the old
ichedule. No. 5 will run on through
; o Denver.
The Imperial branch train will leave
icre at 6:30 : and will return at 4:25. :
We Want You
To see our new line of wall paper. If
? ou have any idea of using wall paper ,
his season , we know you will find just
vhat you want in our stock , as we have
nore paper , better paper , cheaper paper ,
ind prettier paper than was ever shown
n McCook. MCCONNELL Si BERRY.
St. Patrick's Banquet.
On the evening of March i7th in
Menard's opera house , the members o
St. Patrick's parish will hold a banque
commemorating their patron saint. The
McCook orchestra will furnish music for
the occasion , and there will be dancing
from 8:30 to 11:30. Supper will be serve (
from 6 to 11:30 : o'clock. Tickets of ad
mission , including supper , 50 cents
children , 25 cents. The public is cor
A Sweet Flower Plucked.
Many hearts in McCook will feel sat
with Asst. Supt. and Mrs. Frank Harris
of Denver in the death , Monday night
of their sweet little daughter Ruth , agec
about six years. Ruth was apparently
recovering from an attack of diphtheria
when other fatal complications set in
and the promising little flower was
transplanted into the Father's garden on
high. The remains were consigned to
Mother Earth in Denver , Tuesday after
noon. THE TRIBUNE conveys to the
sorrowing parents and children the deep
and tender sympathy of many McCook
Impeached the Clerk.
The impeachment case so hotly con
tested in Trenton , last week , before the
commissioners of Hitchcock county , re
sulted in the County Clerk , W. A. Stew
art , a former resident of Red Willow
county , well known in Coleman and
Perry precincts especially , being found
juilty of some connection with the re
cent alleged attempt to steal and destroy
the ballots of the late election in Hitch
cock county , for which alleged offense
Postmaster J. W. Cole of Culbertsou is
now under bond to stand for trial at the
next term of district court ; and he was
impeached and removed from office. It
is not thought the case will stop short of
the supreme court. It is rumored that
Sheriff Brown will be the next to have
his official scalp raised.
The Pythians Entertain.
McCook lodge entertained a large
company of members , wives and invited
friends , Wednesday evening , in their
castle hall , with most delightful social
and gastronomic particulars.
A variety of games were provided for
the entertainment of the guests , and this
[ eature was reinforced and supported by
i short musical-literary programme , con
sisting of a Scotch reading by J. F.
Forbes , a vocal solo by I. B. Taylor and
i fine medley by a quartette composed of
P. E. McCarl , J. A. Beyrer , J. R. McCarl
ind F. H. Strout. Each number met
ivith marked approbation , the quartette
aeing erpecially favored with evidences
) f appreciation.
Simple , toothsome refreshments were
; astefully served by Misses Josie and Kate
Mullen , Mollie and Julia Ryan , Maggie
Mullen and Pearl Zint and enjoyed with
; vident relish by the numerous and gay
The castle hall was attractively deco-
ated for the event of the evening.
Sunting in yellow , blue and red , the
: olors of the order , shields and other
jmbleins and paraphernalia of the order ,
vere tastefully draped and arranged
.hroughout the ball to very pleasing ef-
The occasion was a happy , joyous one ,
: haracteristic of Py thianism as expressed
n our city , composed as the order is
jere of much of the city's young social
Dismissed the Case.
The assault and battery case of the
State of Nebraska vs. Milford Pew ,
: eacher of the Shilow school in district
\ , held before the county judge , this
norning , was dismissed. Stephen C.
Boyer was the complainant. Pew , it
ippears , whipped a son ofBoyer's , hence
.he complaint. Young Boyer and anther -
) ther lad subsequently waylaid Pew and
ised him up pretty badly.
Fashion's latest fad in stationery and
vriting materials is for deep shades of
eds , blues , greens and yellows , in odd
ihapes , used with either white or black
nk and initial seals with fancy colored
icaling wax. We have just received a
arge line of the newest things in paper
ind seals. MCCONNELL & BERRY.
Five-room house , barn , two lots , hedge
ind fruit trees ; fine location corner of
Dakota and Manchester streets , McCook.
Vrite H. G. DIXON ,
Kennett Square , Penn.
THE TRIBUNE and The Cincinnati
Veekly Enquirer fori.soayear , strictly
Lear he sells wall paper.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Make your home pleasant by burning
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Buy your paints of Loar.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Dry stove wood at Barnett's.
Don't forget Loar's is the place.
McMillen's Cough Cure is sure.
Telephone 59 for milk and cream.
McConnelPs Balsam cures coughs.
Loar's Cough Killer does the work.
New plaids for skirts at DcGroff &
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.
To make your hands smooth and soft
use McMillen's Cream Lotion.
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THK TRIB
UNE office. Best in the market.
HOUSE i-'OR SAI.K Seven rooms and
three lots. J. II. BERGB.
Horse , carriage and household goods
for sale. J. II. BURGE.
Increase your supply of eggs by using
McMillen's Egg Producer. Guaranteed.
FOR SALE A house and lot on Madi
son street , at a bargain. See L. W.
Conrad , the new dairyman , as an in
troductory scheme , is selling 40 quart
tickets for $ i.
A great excitement over Loar's beau
tiful line of wall paper. Don't fail to
see it ; prices right.
As high as the highest and as low as
the lowest Barnett's woven wire fence
and poultry netting.
Mrs. S. E. Griggs will return from
Holdrege in May and will respond to
any calls for nursing as before.
WANTED A girl for general house
work. Inquire at residence of II. M.
Tyler , North Manchester ave.
A Holdrege baker was in the city ,
mid-week , looking over the ground for
a bakery. There is an opening here.
"The Right Place" to call up is No. 12.
You are sure of getting just as choice
meats by phone as by personal inspec
The Populists held a delegate conven-
ion in Indianola , yesterday. Delegates
vere named for all the different conven-
Remember , you can come nearer get-
ing what you want at R. T. Eller &
Co.'s than in any other grocery store in
he city. They keep the best goods in
LOST Black fascinator at or on way
o M. E. church , last Friday evening.
Finder will oblige by leaving it with R.
\ Eller or J. H. Grannis.
MRS. M. V. TRAVER.
Don't be surprised if you hear your
neighbors say they can get oranges at $ r
per hundred and lemons at 550 a peck.
dt R. T. Eller & Co.'s , next Saturday ,
he loth , for that is a fact.
It is not a debatable question but one
of privilege to patronize Everist , Marsh
& Co. , when in quest of the best the
market affords in the meat line. They
are prompt and accommodating in the
> argain. Phone 12.
People looking for a large range for
either cattle or sheep will do well to cor
respond with Arterburn Bros , of Imper
ial , Chase county , Nebraska , as they
have several ranches for sale or lease in
tracts of 320 to 10,000 acres.
Do not fancy that you are no longer
capable of contributing to the pleasure
of your little world. Encourage your
love of approbation. It has a legitimate
form of egotism the wish to be pleas
ing. Put forth whatever magnetism you
have , and cultivate any little gift of wit
or liveliness you may possess. March
Ladies' Home Journal.
Mrs. E. E. Saddler departed for St.
Louis , Monday , to purchase her spring
line of millinery. Will also visit St. Joe
and Kansas City before returning. She
expects to be prepared by March ijth to
show you the latest designs in millinery.
You will do well to visit her and examine
her goods before purchasing elsewhere ,
is her entire stock will be new and first-
class. Located one door north of Gran-
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice on March 4th :
[ . W. Allen. Mrs. Ana Kern ,
1. Bocksten , Miss Mamie Beale ,
2. O. Clurk , B. L. Basserman ,
\ . B. Handy , J. M. Myers ,
i. L. Lewis , Mrs. Fileph Davis ,
Mary Seary , Mrs. R. Wood ,
Mrs. E. C. Whismer.
In calling for any of these letters , please
; ay that they are advertised.
F. M. KIMMELL , Postmaster.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Lear he sells pure drugs.
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