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EIGHTEENTH YEAR . McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 16. 190O. NUMBER 44
Resolutions of Respect.
At a regular meeting of McCook Lodge
No. 137 , I. O. O. F. , held March 9 , 1900 ,
the following resolutions were unani
mously adopted :
Whereas , It has pleased the Great Ar
chitect of the Universe to remove from
our midst the wife of our worthy brother ,
I , W. Cox ; and ,
Whereas , It is but just that a fitting
recognition of her nmny virtues should
be had ; therefore be it
Resolved , That while we bow with
humble submission to the will of the
Most High , we do not the less mourn
with our worthy brother for the loss of a
friend and companion , who was dear to
us all. and whose upright and noble life
was a standard of emulation to her
friends and associates.
Resolved , That the heartfelt sympathy
of this lodge be extended to the bereaved
brother in his affliction ; that these reso
lutions be spread upon the records of
this lodge and printed in each newspaper
of McCook , and a copy thereof be pre
sented to the bereaved brother.
C. I. HALL ,
R. A. GREEN ,
A Tumor Sapped His Life.
Willie Russell , the seven-year-old son
of W. O. Russell , died on Saturday night
last , after an illness of about three
months with a tumor. Funeral services
were conducted at the home on East
Dennison street , Monday morning , by
Rev. J. A. Badcon , assisted by Rev. W.
J. Turner , burial following in Longview
cemetery. Young schoolmates of the
deceased were the pall-bearers. There
were flowers and many kindly expres
sions of sympathy from neighbors and
[ WILLIAM WESLEY RUSSELL was
born in McCook , Nebraska , November
nth , 1892 ; died on March loth , 1900 , of
a tumor in his side. His illness was
of three or four months duration , yet was
he patient and sweet-spirited through all
the suffering. Among his last words to
his mother , who had so kindly and pa
tiently cared , for him during his long
sickness , were : "Mamma let me rest. " ]
Of Public Moment.
The change of time card on the Bur
lington has made necessary a change
in the Sunday hours at the postofSce , to
which public attention is directed. From
next Sunday and until further notice the
hours for Sunday will be as follows :
Lobby will open at 8 a. m. , and close
at 10 a. tn. Lobby will open at 12 noon
and close at 2 p. m. The general delivery
window will open from I to 2 p. m. Mail
for No. 6 will close at 4:30 p. m. Mail
for Nos. 3 , 2 and 175 will close at 7:30 p.
It will be observed that these hours
are in force only on Sundays ; the week
day hours will remain as usual.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice on March nth :
J. W. Allen , J. A. Hensick ,
William Birch , John Wacker ,
J. Frutter , M. M. Weaver ,
G. W. Jones , W. A. Brackbill ,
C. H. Roberts , Mrs. HattSe Eagle ,
Miss Liccie Miller.
In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they are advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
St. Patrick's Banquet.
On the evening of March ith in
Menard's opera house , the members of
St. Patrick's parish will hold a banquet
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 served
from 6 to 11:30 o'clock. Tickets of ad
mission , including supper , 50 cents ;
children , 25 cents. The public is cor
Free to New Subscribers.
As long as they last , from this date ,
all new subscribers to THE McCooK
TRIBUNE will receive a series of U. S.
navy portfolios , 12 in all , free. These
portfolios originally sold for $1.20 a
series. They are splendid pictures of
Uncle Sam's victorious navy. The sup
ply is very limited , and the offer only
stands until the present stock is gone.
We can't duplicate them.
School District 46.
Following is the report of school dis
trict 46 for the term ending on March
loth , 1900 :
No. of months taught 7
Total enrollment 10
Average daily attendance 6
Pupils most prompt in attendance , John
and Willie Smith.
MAY D. SWART , Teacher. "
Hello Central !
Give us everybody on the wires ! Mc-
Millen has the largest line of wall paper
he has ever had. New designs ; new
colorings ; at prices that please.
A. McMlLLEN , Druggist.
Seed Wheat for Sale.
Velvet Chaff seed wheat for sale. Call
on or write to E. F. Couse , five miles
northeast of McCook , Neb. 3-16-21
Coal to burn and tanks to hold water
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
MRS. J. E. KELLEY is in Denver on a
Louis SuESS arrived home from Chicago
cage , Monday noon on i.
MRS. SAMUEL ROGERS spent Thurs
day visiting friends in Holdrege.
MRS. J. F. KENYON spent part of the
week in Denver , going up on i , Monday.
Miss SELMA NOREN went down to
Lincoln , yesterday morning , on a visit.
FRANK VAHUE returned , Sunday ,
from his trip to Denver and the moun
Miss FLORENCE PURVIS closed a five-
months term of school in district 54 , last
R. Q. STEWART , deputy revenue col
lector , had business here and hereabouts ,
J. A. GUNN and H. W. Cole both had
Star of Jupiter business in Benkelnian ,
JAMES MALEN departed , Monday , for
Nebraska City , where he will locate for
Miss JOIE ROY , sister of Mrs. G. W.
Connor , departed on Tuesday for her
home in Falls City , Nebraska.
MRS. P. F. McKENNA has been af
flicted painfully for the past two weeks
with an attack of rheumatism.
GEORGE HOCKNELL arrived from Cal
ifornia , Sunday morning. He reports a
great orange harvest , this season.
MRS. C. E. POPE returned home , Sun
day , from Oxford , whither she was called
by the , illness of a sister , Mrs. Lee.
G. G. EISENHART and Henry Lehman
of Culbertson were city visitors , Satur
day evening , on important business.
JOHN MUIRHEAD left , Wednesday on
6 , for Nebraska City , to take charge of
Michael O'Leary's dray line in that city.
BENJ. BAKER and part of the , family
have gone to Washington. Mrs. Baker
and the rest of the family will follow
after the close of school.
WESLEY VAN NORTWICK and family
have moved over from the Beaver coun
try and are located in their home recent
ly bought of W. F. Everist.
R. L. LAVERTY of Pond Creek , Okla
homa , a son of George Laverty , formerly
of this city , visited friends here , close of
last and first of the present week.
MESDAMES FRANK KENDLEN and
Harry Barbazett returned , yesterday
afternoon , from Denver , where they have
been receiving treatment in a hospital.
Miss ALICE GLASENER , who has been
the guest of her aunt , Mrs. A. G. Dole ,
for a few months , for her health , depart
ed for her home in Reinbeck , Iowa , this
JOHN O'BRIEN , who has been spend
ing several months visiting his son
Charles , departed for his home in Utica ,
N. Y. , last week. He will visit relatives
in Falls Citj' en route , briefly.
MRS. THOMAS O'RouRKE and the
little girl baby departed , this week , for
Rawlins , Wyoming , on a visit to Mr.
O'Rourke , who is running a locomotive
on the Union Pacific out of that point.
Miss LULU NORVAL arrived home ,
Saturday night , from Chicago , where
she has been trimming in a wholesale
house for some time , and will be a
trimmer in S. W. Lowmau's millinery
department , this season.
J. H. O'NEIL and family will depart
for York , next week. Mr. O'Neil has
purchased a quarter section of land 4 2
miles from York. His new landed pos
session is one of the best improved fruit
farms in York county , with a nine-room
house and other appurtenances. He has
traded his farm a few miles south of
town for a farm six miles from Geneva
in Fillmore couuty. Mrs. Lottie Brewer
will occupy the O'Neil home , recently
bought by her , Tuesday of next week.
COURT-HOUSE : NEWS.
The county judge has issued the fol
lowing marriage licenses since our last
Alfred H. McElroy and Amy A.
Daniels , both of Bartley ; Parker D.
Brooks and Cora J. Daniels , both of
Bartley. These young people were mar
ried by Rev. G. B. May field of Danbury
on the nth.
William E. Wyent and Zillah L. Styer ,
both of Cedar Bluffs , Kansas.
John M. Miles of Elwood and Ida
Canaga of Red Willow.
Gilbert Caldwell and Nellie Bara-
clough , both of McCook ; they were mar
ried by the county judge on the I2th.
Clyde Lutes of McCook and Edith
Vandervort of Indianola.
Harry Zink of Bennett and Lucy B.
Frye of Indianola.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
We copy the following from the Atwood -
wood , Kansas , Republican-Citizen of
February 230 ! :
"DIED At his home in Richland
township , Tuesday , February 20th , 1900 ,
of pneumonia James B. Runyon , after
an illness of but four days. James B.
Runyon was born 45 years ago , the 7th
of last mouth , in Butler county , Pennsyl
vania , where his boyhood days were
spent. In 1868 he moved with his par
ents to Polk county , Iowa , where they
resided until 1872 , when they moved to
York county , Nebraska , where February
I5th , 1880 , he was united in marriage to
Martha Phillips , who. with seven chil
dren three boys and four girls are left
to mourn the loss of a kind father and
model husband. In the spring of 1894 ,
Mr. Runyon moved his family to Raw
lins county to the farm on which they
now reside in Richland township. Dur
ing their six years residence among us
Jim has gained the reputation of being a
square , upright , honorable man , always
extending the glad hand of fellowship to
his neighbors in time of need. He pro
vided well for his family and was a firm
believer in protection to his loved ones
as was shown by him being a member of
Oberlin camp , M. W. A. , and of Utica
lodge , A. O. U. W. , of Utica , Neb. , and
a member of Utica lodge , A. F. and A. M.
"In the fall of 1899 he was the Repub
lican nominee for sheriff of Rawlins
county. The funeral services were held
at the family residence , Wednesday , and
were conducted by Rev. Vogt of the
Congregational church of Herndon and
were largely attended. The remains
were taken to McCook for interment ,
February 22d. The bereaved have the
sympathy of all who know them. "
Additions to Shadeland.
W. N. Rogers of Shadeland stock farm
recently arrived home from making pur
chases of "White-Faces" in Kansas City ,
Mo. , and Sutherland , Iowa.
At Kansas City he bought two cows
with their calves which cost him $1,005.
One cow , Horatia by Corrector , cost him
$600 ; the bull calf being by the famous
$5,000 Sir Bredwell. The other cow ,
Lily2d , is by Great Autocrat ; the heifer
calf by Wild Tom.
At Sutherland , Iowa , he bought a
bunch of five , four cows and one bull ;
and all of them , Mr. Rogers assures us ,
will be excellent .additions to the Shade-
land stock farm.
Dave Risk , the expert animal sketcher
of Weston , Mo. , spent Tuesday on the
farm sketching and photographing. One
of the sketches made is of the great
Anxiety Monarch , head of the Shade-
land herd. Mr. Risk considers this one
of the greatest animals he has ever seen ,
and he promises a masterpiece when his
sketch is completed.
The Black Crook.
At the opera house , last night , Rea-
dick's Black Crook , Jr. , opened to a
large audience. Space forbids us from
saying more than that the scenery was
grand , the cast superb , the girls young
and pretty , the comedians up to date
and the music charming. As scene after
scene was raised the applause was deaf
ening. They have the handsomest
transformation scene , consisting of nearly
twenty drops , ever introduced in this
city and worth miles going to see. The
Black Crook is on for a long run , prob
ably one hundred nights. Boston Ledg
er. At the Menard opera house , Mon
day , March igth. Reserved seats at
Don't be Deceived
By solicitors who will claim to furnisher
or hang wall paper at a cut rate. We
have the largest assortment ever shown
in McCook. Don't buy till you let us
calculate exactly the number of rolls it
will take and just what the cost will be.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
Mrs. Lida Simpson , an experienced
dressmaker , will be associated with Mrs.
E. E. Saddler , milliner , after March
2oth , and they respectfully solicit a
share of patronage. Satisfaction guar
anteed ; prices reasonable. Third door
south of postoffice.
S. M. Cochran & Co. will meet any
price made , this spring , on any good , re
liable implements. You will save money
by getting their prices and looking over
their stock before buying.
You know it ! Everist , Marsh & Co.
are at the head of the procession when
good meats are on parade. Try their
The "Smart Set" is the title of a new
magazine think all Bullard's
, we cus
tomers come under that head.
The great Majestic is becoming a
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Telephone 59 for milk and cream.
Lear he sells wall paper.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
C. C. Calvert is working for the com
pany at Akron noxv.
Conductor T. E. McCarl received a
regular car , this week.
Engines 160 and 164 are being oven-
hpuled , in the shops here.
Switchman H. L. Thompson's family
arrived from Geneva , Thursday.
Mail car 63 of the Orleans-St. Francis
line is in the shops here for repairs.
Dispatcher W. F. Pate made his par
ents in Hastings a flying visit , last week.
Machinist J.E.Walters resigned , Mon
day , and will go to Denver to work at
Brakeman W. W. Webster is in Falls
City enjoying a week's vacation with
Boilermaker Adolph Mangless has re
signed and will go to Denver to work for
the Rio Grande.
Engineer G. W. Starks was up from
Oxford , Thursday , having some repairs
made to his engine.
Ed Fruin has retired from the com
pany's service and on Wednesday left for
bis home in El Paso , Illinois.
Extending No. s's run on to Denver
necessitated the putting on of two more
passenger crews at this place.
Monday was pay-day. The pay-car
: auie in attached to No. 5 , which was , in
ronsequence , over an hour late.
Trainmaster W. W. Josselyn was up
from Orleans , Wednesday , on important
business at division headquarters.
Agent and Mrs. A. P. Thomson visited
Lincoln friends , Saturday and Sunday ,
arriving home on 3 , Sunday night.
Frank Cavanaugh has gone to Have-
lock to work in the Burlington shops.
He visited his parents in Holdrege a
short while on the way.
B-ngineer C. K. Coleman brought in
25 cars of oranges from Akron , Sunday
morning , 143 miles in 4 hours and 5
mii' tes. The special made two stops
during the run. A pretty good run.
C. A. Ward is making considerable
additions and improvements to his res
idence on North McFarland , which will
give him a very cosy , comfortable and
convenient home , when completed.
The blacksmith shop has been raised
two feet and the building is now on a
level with the shops. The floor will be
raised accordingly with cinders , which
will necessitate elevating the fires , an
R. J. Moore of the freight office force
matie his first passenger run , Thursday
night , as brakeman on second 3. George
S. Scott took Moore's place on the day
force and S. C. Helliker succeeded Scott ,
lorn Robinson of Cambridge has Hel-
liker's old place.
John Roxby , chief of the blacksmith
shop , and perhaps the oldest blacksmith
in active service in the state , expects to
retire from active work and the Burling
ton service , June ist. He will retire to
his farm near Arapahoe and will devote
his declining days in the poultry bus
iness. Here's many days and much joy
to him. John has been in the company's
service at this place since the fall of 1882 ,
and a more loyal and efficient employe
the Burlington does not have on its pay
roll. He will be missed.
The new shop is about finished as to
exterior and the work on the interior is
rapidly being pushed along to comple
tion. The vitrified bricks are now on
the ground and the floor of the building
will soon be laid. Cinders and sand will
foria the foundation upon which the
bricks will be laid. Two of the work-
tracks are about completed now , and a
stub-track is now being laid in the build
ing on the south side. In a few days
the building will be ready to receive its
machinery the foundations for the same
being now in readiness. The timbers
have been placed for the line of shafting
and counter-shafting carriers and shortly
everything will be ready for a grand
Engineer Monks and Fireman Rod-
stroui went down to Hastings on 12 ,
yesterday , to bring up the new heavy
Ireight engine No. i of the KS class , re
cently sent out of the Havelock shops ,
rhey brought the new machine in , this
morning. The engine is designed for
tiauling heavy freight trains not for
speed , so its drivers are but 64 inches ,
while it has I9s26-inch cylinders , piston
palves , and carries 200 pounds steam
pressure. It is one of the largest loco
motives on the Nebraska lines of the
Burlington. Seven more engines of this
: lass are in course of building in the
Bavelock shops , and it is stated that an
srder for four more of them will be
placed as soon as these are ready for the
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
IS COMING AGAIN.
Prof. Swift , who so delighted and in
structed our pupils and patrons , last
summer , has made a date for McCook
again : On Friday evening , March 23d ,
in the Congregational church , he will
present the wonders of the most power
ful microscope on earth and his $130,000
telescope. He announces that he has
new and brilliant illustrations and many
startling sights. His microscope mag
nifies two million times. His telescope
brings the "Man in the Moon" within
eighty miles of the earth. A journey to
the moon will entertain you. There will
be a number of brilliant chemical exper
iments : Water burned with immense
heat ; a knife burned. General admis
sion , 250.
THE GRADES ENTERTAINMENT.
The children of the Sixth , Seventh and
Eighth grades entertained a well-filled
Assembly-room of pleased patrons , last
Saturday evening , The programme con
sisted of living pictures illustrating well-
known nd popular songs , books and
poems in a series of tableaux , together
with several sketches in which the lan
tern was used to advantage. It was
quite a clever affair and netted $13 50 to
the several grades engaged in its presen
Mrs. Hedlund of the Sixth grade was
taken quite ill , close of last week , but
was able by mid-week to resume her full
and regular work in the grade.
Miss Stroud of the South McCook
school will i-ive an entertainment by the
children of her grade in the Assembly-
room , this evening , the proceeds to be
devoted to the advantage of the South
Fourteen new pupils entered our al
ready overflowing public schools , Mon
day. The matter of providing enlarged
accommodations and facilities is be
coming more and more pressing ; indeed ,
it is hard to realize hoxv it will be pos
sible to open the fall term without pro
viding more room.
City Republican Caucus.
The Republican electors are called to
meet at the city hall on Friday , March
i6th , 1900 , at 7:30 o'clock , p. m. , for the
purpose of placing in nomination can
didates to be voted for at the city elec
tion to be held April 3d , 1900 :
One City Treasurer.
One City Engineer.
One Police Judge.
One Councilman for ist Ward.
One Councilman for 2d Ward.
Two Members of Board of Education.
C. F. BABCOCK ,
H. H. TROTH ,
G. R. JOHNSON ,
H. H. BERRY ,
W. F. LAWSON ,
Trees ! Trees ! Trees !
Our Colorado-raised trees and plants
are the best that can be grown. They
grow where others fail to live. Write for
circulars on the Colorado mulberry ,
blackberry , andthe , Black Giant prune
tree. THE INTERNATIONAL NURSERY
Co. , Denver , Colorado ; established n
years ; or to T. F. RowELL , Agent , Mc
Cook , Neb :
M. W. Gallagher , whose tragic death
was noted in last week's TRIBUNE , was
born near Altoona , Penna. , December
iSth , 1847 ; removing to Iowa when but
a young man. He was wedded to Emma
Hesiatt in 1876.
It has been acknowledged by all the
best farmers in this vicinity that the
American woven wire fence is the heav
iest wire and the best woven wire on
earth. It's for sale by S. M. Cochran &
No. i was partially derailed at Ottum-
wa , early Thursday morning , and its ar
rival here was delayed about three hours.
The damage was $9.
For a low-price paint our Silver Seal
brand has no equal. Get our prices be
fore you buy. McCoNNELL & BERRY.
Go to the barber shop for a shave , to
the feed store for baled hay , but for your
lumber and coal go to Bullard's.
Barnetts will furnish you an estimate
on a porch , addition to 3-our house or
anything you want to build.
Remember that William Hawley Smith
will appear in our city on April 4th , un
der M. A. C. auspices.
While summer and winter play hide
and seek , Bullard keeps right on selling
the best coal in town.
When cleaning house , use Barnett's
corrugated carpet lining. Moth proof.
The city election will be pulled off ,
April 3d. See notices on the walls.
Just a touch of responsible winter
weather , this week.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Buy your paints of Loar.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Burn Barnett's stove wood.
Buy a Majestic and be pleased.
Don't forget Loar's is the place.
McMillen's Cou h Cure is sure.
Telephone 59 for milk and cream.
McConnell's Hulsani cures coughs.
Loar's Cough Killer does the work.
New plaids for skirts at DeGroff &
Superb and unusual weather for stormy
Garden hose best grades now in
stock at F. D. Burgess' .
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.
Now in stock a large display of hose
and fixtures at F. D. Burgess' .
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB
UNE office. Best in the market.
Best hose guaranteed by F. D. Burgess.
Can be returned , if not as represented.
HOUSE FOR SALE Seven rooms and
three lots. J. H. BERGE.
Horse , carriage and household goods
for sale. J H. BKKGK.
More than a quarter of a million eggs
were marketed in McCook , last Saturday.
Increase your supply of eggs by using
McMillen's Egg Producer. Guaranteed.
At F. D. Burgess' you have a large
stock of rubber hose and fixtures to se
Conrad , the new dairyman , as an in
troductory scheme , is selling 40 quart
tickets for $ r.
A great excitement over Loar's beau
tiful line of wall paper. Don't fajl to
see it ; prices right.
The large number of Majesties in this
vicinity is the best evidence that its the
finest range on earth.
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.
Tell us what you want to build and we
will fiunish you an estimate of the cost.
BARNETT LUMBER Co.
"The Right Place" to call up is No. 12.
You are sure of getting just as choice
meats by phone as by personal inspec
Attention is directed to Mrs. E. E.
Saddler's millinery announcement. She
is now ready for business. Formal open
The McCook Athletic club placed the
net sum of $55 65 in their treasury as a
result of the minstrel entertainment in
It makes no difference how fine your
stock is , the American woven wire fence
will hold them. Sold only by S. M.
Cochran & Co.
There are still about 60 vacant call
boxes for rent in the McCook postoffice.
If necessary , more combination boxes
will be added when these calls are all
This week. S. M. Cochran made a neat
investment in McCook city property in
the purchase of Dr. W. V. Gage's hand
some little home on North Marshall.
Consideration was $2,150.
If you would drive in comfort see
Cochrau & Co. and get the choicest
buggy or surrey in the market. They
always keep a large assortment in stock
and they would be pleased to show you
Clyde Lutes and Edith Vandervort ,
both of Redwillow , were united in mar
riage on Monday afternoon of this week
by Rev. W. J. Turner of the Congrega
tional church at the parsonage. We con
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
bargain. 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.
Why , yesl We can fit you out in any
of the latest improved implements. We
make it a specialty to study just what
the farmers need and then keep them in
stock. If you buy from us you will get
the best goods on the market , every
time. S. M. COCHRAN & Co.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Lear he sells pure drugs.
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