The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, July 20, 1900, Image 1
- " " * . r NINETEENTH YEAR McCOOK. , RED WILLOW COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING , JULY 2O , 19OO. NUMBER 1O One of the Famous McCooks. Attached to No.6 , last Saturday night , was General Manderbon's private car , containing the general counselor and his guest , General Anson G. McCook , who were on their way east from u trip through the mountains and resorts of note. Gen eral McCook was ao interested in the city named after another of the famous fighting McCooks , his uncle , General Alexander McDowell McCook , of the regular army , who was a guest of the city during the great reunion of 1891 , that he remained up to catch a glimpse of our enterprising little city out here on the Nebraska frontier , and expressed gratification and felt repaid for the ef fort. Though not so famous as his un cle , General Anson G. McCook has filled many high places with honor and credit , having hoth an army and civil record of note : He was colonel of the 25th Ohio infantry during the civil war and was hrevetted brigadier of volunteers. In civil life he was a member of the ' house in the 45th , 46th and 4th con gresses from the city of New York ; sub sequently , secretary of the United States senate , and still later chamberlain of the City of New York under Mayor Strong' . A Serious Problem. It may not be denied that that the grasshopper and chinch-bug question in South-western Nebraska , has as sumed importance demanding attention and definite action. They are apparent ly increasing in numbers and consequently quently in destructiveness. While relief may properly be demanded and expect ed from the next legislature , united ac tion on the part of the people will beab- solutely necessary. The use of the hop per-dozer should be encouraged , the chicken industry should be increased on every farm to the utmost limit , the best methods of poisoning should be followed where practicable , chinch-bug inocula tion should be practiced as directed by the state entomologist , Prof. Bruner. These methods , where followed careful ly and vigorously , have materially re duced the destructive ravages of the pests ; if followed generally , would result in very largely solving the problem. The life of every wild bird should be re ligiously presenel , and legal enact ment ma } * be necessary to cover this matter. Public Sale. I will offer at public sale at my farm , four miles north-east of Box Elder , on Tuesday , July 31 , at 10 o'clock a. m. , iny farming implements , live stock , household goods , etc. Terms : All sums ofio and under , cash ; on all sums over $10 a credit of twelve months will be given , purchaser giving note with approved security , drawing 10 per cent interest per annum. A discount of 6 per cent will be given for cash on all sums over $10. No prop erty is to be removed until terms of sale are complied with. Free lunch at noon. ELIZABETH WINANS. Creditable Collections. 'Notwithstanding the unfavorable con ditions and the fact that but two distress warrants have been issued , the total col lections of the county treasurer's office have already reached 66 per cent of the 1899 levy. Down in Douglas county the dailies recently referred with satisfaction to the fact that the collections in that county had reached 59 per cent of the levy for 1899. Consequently , Treasurer Thompson may well feel gratified over his record , which has not been marked by distress. Millions in It. A general song of rejoicing is heard all over Nebraska on account of the great rain of last Saturday and Sunday ; The rain was general from river to range , and the precipitation ranged from 3 inches in Eastern Nebraska to .56 of an inch at McCook. It takes seven or eight figures to indicate its value to Nebraska and over much of the state guarantees a corn crop. The fall in this section was small and the benefits somewhat meager. A Hard Fight. Lightning struck and fired the open prairie , Wednesday night of last week , at the north-west corner of 30-1-29 , Grant precinct , and endangered the grain belonging to A. V. Olmstead , Ed Lawthers and William Relph , in all about 300 acres. By hard work , Thurs day morning and part of the afternoon , 12 or 15 men finally put the fire out. Refreshments and Music. The ladies of the G. A. R. promoted a successful lawn social at the residence of Mrs. S. A. McCarl , Tuesday evening. Ice-cream and cake and lemonade were served to a fairly generous patronage. The decorations were in patriotic colors. A musical programme was an appreci ated part of the evening's pleasure. Desirable House for Sale. I will offer for sale at a low price my residence property corner Marshall and Dearborn streets. Terms , time on part , or will name an attractive price for spot cash. 5-4-tf. W. C. LA TouRKTTE , Cedar Rapids , Iowa. C. F. BABCOCK , Local Agent. Stock Hogs Wanted. Hogs from TOO Ibs. up. Will pay $3 50 to $4.00. EVERIST , MARSH & Co. Estrays Taken Up. Pour head of cattle , July 16 , 1900 , at McCook. 7-2O-3ts. SAM HORNBACK. Ball and Bat Free. To the boy who buys a suit of clothes at $2.50 or up at DeGroff & Co.'s. "Flyo-Curo" protects all kindsof stock from flies , gnats and other insects ; costs only a trifle. McCONNELL & BERRY. McMillen's for paints and wall paper. Burn Bullard's wood. MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE. A. A. WELLER of Syracuse is here on business. REV. J.W. WALKER is entertaining his father from Kearney. MRS. J. B. MESERVE returned to Lin coln , Saturday night on 6. J. W. GULL of Hayes Center was a city visitor , Tuesday evening. Miss KATE SLAVEN of Boone , Iowa , is visiting Miss Mary Mugau. Miss ERNINIE RATHBUN arrived home from Peru , last Friday evening. MRS. KATE FAIRCHILO went up to Haigler , last Friday night , to be absent a week. MRS. W. K. WILLIAMS of York , a cousin of Mrs. F. E. Palmer , is in the city on a visit. MRS. FLEMON DRAKE of Omaha is the guest of her daughter , Mrs. Freder ick Montmorency. HARRY WALTERS is visiting his mother and sister at Benkelmau and thus enjoy ing a short , well-earned vacation from store life. MRS. MARY MULLEN , Misses Joseph ine and Katheryn arrived home , Tues day on i , from their visit in Sheridan , Wyoming. MR. AND MRS. W. S. McKiNNlE de parted , Saturday evening , for Hastings. They will be absent from the city until September. MISSES JULIA AND MOLLIE RYAN left on Tuesday morning for Button , to be absent a few weeks , visiting relatives and friends. GEORGE BURGERT , JR. , departed on Tuesday morning for Syracuse , and will briefly visit in Lincoln and Nebraska City en route. REV. J. W. HiCKEY is absent from the city , this week , in attendance upon a "retreat" at the Sacred Heart convent , Yorkj Nebraska. Miss ANNA CHAMPION , who has been the guest of Mrs. D. W. Lear for a few weeks , departed for her home in Beaver City , yesterday morning. C. F. BABCOCK , chairman Republican csunty committee , is in Omaha today , attending a conference of county chair men with the state chairman. E. E. MAGEE went up to Benkeluian , Sunday night , to fill a two-weeks' en gagement in institute work. Mrs. Magee joined him on Wednesday afternoon. MRS. IDA L. KAIME arrived from Fontanelle , Iowa , close of last week , and is the guest of Mrs. S. M. Cochran , while in the city on a visit to old scenes and friends. MRS. J. G. SCHOBEL and little Marjorie - jorie went down to Minden , Saturday morning , on a visit of several weeks to the grandparents , Postmaster and Mrs. L. M. Copeland. MR. AND MRS. L. H. BLACKLEDGE were up from Red Cloud , yesterday , to attend the funeral of her sister , the late Mrs. John McManigal. Mrs. Jack Cook of Oxford also attended the funeral. LITTLE MARGARET TURNER celebrat ed her birthday , Wednesday afternoon , with a picnic on the parsonage lawn , the members of the infant class of the Sunday-school participating with her in the happy event. MRS. F. M. KiMMELL and Schell de parted , yesterday morning on 2 , for Sheridan , Wyoming , via Lincoln , on a visit to her brother , Engineer L. L Me- serve , and | family. Mrs. J. B. Meserve will join them at Lincoln. MRS. MABEL STRANAHAN has been enjoying a visit from Miss Theodora Mussey of Cincinnati , Ohio , who ar rived in the cityTuesday evening. They will go up to Denver , Saturday , and Miss Mussey will depart for home on their return. MR. AND MRS. W. D. STRAWN of Ot tawa , Illinois , arrived in the city on T , Wednesday , and are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hupp , Mrs. Strawu being a sister of Mrs. Hupp. They expect to go to Denver , tomorrow , and Mr. and Mrs. Hupp may accompany them. Miss MYRTLE MEYER entertained the Awl-Os , Tuesday evening. A drawing contest was the entertainment feature of the evening , in which Maude Wood was victorious and Miss Addie Doaii ac quired the odoriferous booby. Relresh- ments were served. Altogether the even ing was up to the traditions of the club. F. N. MERWIN of the Beaver City Tribune spent Tuesday in the city on business bent. Teddy accompanied him , and created a local drouth at soda-water headquarters. Fletcher included a trip over to Morlan's irrigated farm in his visit and saw the finest lot of wheat , etc. upon which his eyes have feasted this this season. . MRS. ANNA O'BRIEN arrived from Chicago , last week , and will for the next two months be the guest of her mother , sister and brother , Mrs. Hogan , Miss Sarah and Mike. Mrs. O'Brien was for a number of years in the early history of McCook a resident of our city , and old time friends will be pleased to know of her presence and to warmly greet her. MRS. A. BARNETT gave Master Frank and a host of his youthful friends a de lightful lawn party , Tuesday afternoon , the occasion being a celebration of Mas ter Frank's birthday. The youths dis ported themselves on the capacious lawn about the residence , played the innocent games of childhood gleefully , disposed of refreshment in a manner calculated to do them the most good , and altogether enjoyed it hugely. COURT-HOUSE NEWS. DISTRICT COURT. Havilah Hupp vs. William E. Mar quis ; equity. COUNTY COURT. Frank E. Whitney and Jane E. Wool- ton , both of McCook. McMillen's for paints and wall paper. Bullard's wood is good wood. DEACON MORLAN. A Farmer First and a Lawyer for Recreation. A TRIBUNE reporter made a trip out to and over Deacon Morlan's farm , one day this week , and as a result of the golden vision that was modestly and re- luuctantly unfolded to his eyes , has come to the conclusion that Deacon Morlan should be properly classified as a FARMER FIRST and incidentally a lawyer , for recreation , say ; for the re sults obtained on his farm , this unprom ising season , cannot be excelled , if even duplicated , by any farmer in the Fifth district. His farm of 280 acres is located a few miles south aud a little west of McCook. There are 90 acres in thrifty , growing fruit trees ot different kinds , and the re mainder of the laud , save that used as sites for the farm-house and several sub stantial farm buildings , is under culti vation , most of it in wheat , this season , with some corn and other crops. But it was the two fields of wheat that most attracted and held attention. The wheat in the smaller field was in the shock , and the reporter admits that he never saw the ground more thic' ly strewn with shocks of splendid grain. The average yield from this field was a little better than 40 bushels per acre. In the larger aud principal wheat field the threshers were at work and the yield was about 38 bushels per acre. In the two fields of a total of 132 acres , the yield was in round figures strong 5,000 bushels , which netted him $9 per acre over and above all expenses. While the entire farm is under irrigation , the wheat received but one watering , which was given last fall. This , however , is not the only direc tion in which Farmer Morlan has ex hibited his energy , enterprise and judg ment. His manner of dealing witb the grasshopper and other insect and animal pests of the farm is not a whit less heroic aud original. Three miles of chicken- tight wire fencing encloses his farm , within which enclosure range at will over 500 turkeys , more than 1,500 chick ens and quite a drove of ducks ; and these fowls are one of the elements used by the deacon in controlling the pests : the hopper-dozer being also energetic ally exercised to the same purpose. Chicken-coops and houses , large and small , are located all over the farm , there being some 20 large and about 100 small houses. This distribution makes the work of the fowls general over the farm and more effective. These ener getic measures have reduced the ravages of the grasshoppers and chinch-bugs to the minimum on the Morlan farm. The incubating aud brooding plant is perhaps the most elaborate , complete and up-to- date in this section of Nebraska , and is one of the distinctive features of the Morlan farm. In addition to the 90 acres of orchard , quite an amount and variety of small fruit has been planted on the farm , chiefly raspberries , strawberries and grapes. Lack of water the ditch broke out and could not be used for a whole month when most needed the grass hoppers and hail conspired to do up the small fruit , this season , hence the straw berry yield was light and 200 quarts covered the raspberry yield. There are some 30 or 40 stands of bees dn the farm. There are quite a number of- experi mental plats on the farm : One of them embraces five acres of sunflowers , and others Kafir and Jerusalem corn in small patches. The farm is the deacon's pride and re ceives much of his personal attention , every detail being given closest and most business-like consideration , audit stands today one of the most attractive visions of thrift , energy and judgment in the Republican valley. The Fifth district's population is com posed for the most part of farmers and stockmen and it is but natural that they should desire a farmer to represent them in congress. Deacon Morlan seems to be the only man in the field or con sidered for the position who fills the bill : Born and raised on the farm , closely in sympathy with the toilers on the farm , a practical and successful farmer , whose experimental and courageous efforts are a valuable heritage to every farmer * in South-western Nebraska , he is an ideal farmer's candidate , who should com mand many votes outside his party. Our Kids Won. A kid base-ball club of our city went up to Wauneta , last Friday , and defeated a kid organization of that burg to the tune of 32 to 22 scores. Our boys got everything in sight and came home in the evening feeling like lords. This is the second victory scored by the McCook kids over the Wauneta kids. Game was a Marker , The game , Tuesday , at Minden , be tween the Minden and Arapahoe clubs , was doubtless the strongest contest in the diamond of the season in this sec tion' of Nebraska. Minden won ; score 2 to o. The first five innings neither team made a run. Pasture. Pasture for twenty horses. Rate , $1.00 per month. W. E. CORWTN. Stock Hogs Wanted. Hogs from 100 Ibs. up. Will pay $3 50 to $4.00. EVERIST , MARSH & Co. Buy and burn Bullard's wood. We pay the highest market price for produce , and handle all we can for them. Bring in your produce and see us. R. T. ELLERCo. . SCALE BOOKS For sale at THB TRIB UNE office. B * st in the market. For summer use nothing beats Bul lard's wood. The latest at McMillen's "Frozen Frappe. " Get stove wood at Bullard's. RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS. S. D. Belles spent Wednesday in Lin coln. coln.No. No. 3 ran in two sections , Wednesday night. R. B , Carl ton has been absent in Chicago cage , this week. Mr. and Mrs. George Enoch were brief Denver visitors , early part of the week. Conductor William Shinsel and family are visiting relatives and friends near Sutton. Sup't Campbell is entertaining his sister , Mrs. Mary McLean of Calumet , Michigan. Holmes Blair , chief of the civil engi neering department , was at headquar ters , yesterday. Switchman Arthur Avery has gone to Colorado Springs , Colorado , on a short visit to his sister. There were three sections of No. i , Wednesday afternoon , caused by the ex cursion rush to the mountains. Conductor L. E. Gilcrest and family were Denver visitors , Saturday-Tuesday , returning home on 2 , Wednesday. With four locomotives in the shop be ing overhauled , the new shop is pretty crowded. More room is needed for con venient aud advantageous operation. A special train of soldiers of the First cavalry will pass through McCook today some time. The train will consist of three tourist , three box and one baggage cars. They are bound for China. Norman and George Campbell and their guest , Stuart McLean , arrived borne on Saturday evening from a short but enthusiastic visit ' ' to Ass't Sup't Thorgrimson at Eckley , Colorado. Extra Conductor W. O. Simons has Conductor Cropp's run for a few days. Brakeman J. H. Frankenfield of this place went down , Thursday night , to fill Simons' place with Conductor Starks. Dispatcher W.F. Pate and A. F. Clark witnessed the ball game , Tuesday , at Minden , between the Arapahoe and Minden clubs , in which Arapahoe sus tained the first defeat of the season. The score was 2 to o. There is a rumor that a railroad men's club will be formed at this point in the early fall. It's purpose will be to at stated and regular times consider and discuss matters of interest and import ance to railroad men , a sort of a school covering all branches of the service. Chief Clerk Johnson of Master Me chanic Archibald's office has a married sister living in Korea. * Her husband is connected with the Methodist Publish ing House. A recent letter notices the public ' .eheading of two Koreans who became mixed up in the "Boxer" move ment in China. President Perkins and family , General Manager Holdrege and his chief clerk , G. W. Looniis , who have been spending a little time in the mountains , passed through here , three o'clock on Wednes day morning , on their way east , in a special train. Sup't Campbell accom panied them over the Western division. Now that the Burlington has com pleted its extension to Guernsey , Wyo. , graders and tracklayers are being trans ferred to the country between Bridge port , Neb. , and Brush , Colo. Here the Burlington is building a line to connect its Denver main line with its Montana line. Its completion will help to develop a rich territory and give a new route from Colorado to the Black Hills and the north-west. Mrs. William Cropp , wife of Con ductor Cropp of Oxford , died very sud denly iu Oxford , Wednesday evening. They were both in the garden. A neighbor lady came to see Mrs. Cropp and was directed by Mr. Cropp to the part of the yard where Mrs. Cropp was. The lady returned at once and reported that Mrs. Cropp was lying down , and very ill. Mr. Cropp hurried to his wife and found that she was dead. She had been stricken down by an attack of heart disease. He has the deep sympa thy of all who know him. William E , Curtis of the Chicago Record came up the valley as far as Ox ford , Monday night , on a trip over the Burlington. He traveled in General Passenger Agent Francis' private car and was in charge of Mr. Campbell , the advertising man of the Burlington. The itinerary contemplated a visit to Mc Cook , but the car was laid over at Ox ford and returned eastward on 2 , Tues day morning. A short trip into the country was made by Mr. Curtis and party from Oxford , F. X. Merwin of the Beaver City Tribune , chief engineer. The trip embraces a visit to the Black Hills , S. D. , thence on through Wyom ing and Montana , to Yellowstone na tional park. Before returning east Mr. Curtis will go to Northern Montana , where Governor Roosevelt used to "rough it" on his ranch , for the purpose of gathering material for a character sketch of the Republican vice-presiden tial nominee. The newest aid in railroad education is an airbrake school car , maintained by the Burlington Route to instruct its enginemen and trainmen in the proper uses of airbrakes. The car makes regular visits to the principal points on Burling ton lines , the airbrake school being in charge of Instructor A. J. Cota. Each morning and afternoon he spends several hours at the cars showing railroaders just how to get the best results from the brakes. The machinery in the car is rigged with the same amount of airpipe and cylinder space that is found in a train of thirty air cars with the engine. Mr. Cota says it is a mistaken opinion of many that to make faster time the railroads have been compelled to devote all their energies toward building faster locomotives. The locomotives run fast enough to make the fastest schedules , but the main trouble has been to make quick stops. Every time the Burlington has made radical reductions in its time it has placed in service improved air brakes. CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS. BAPTIST Preaching at ir. Union services in the Congregational church at 8 , Rev. J. W. Walker to preach. GEO. ScoTT , Pastor pro tern. CATHOLIC Mass at S o'clock a. m. High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. m. , with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. in. All are cordially welcome. REV. J. W. HICKEY , Pastor. CHRISTIAN Bible-school at 10 a. m. Preaching at ir. Morning subject , "The Christian Race. " Union service at 8. Sermon by W. J. Turner. J. W. WALKER , Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at 10. Preaching at n. Union meeting at Christian church at 8. Prayer-meeting , Wednesday evening at 8. Morning sub ject , "The Transfer From a Lower to a Higher Civilization. " W. J. TURNER , Pastor. EPISCOPAL Sunday morning at 11:00 o'clock , Morning Prayer and Litany. Sunday evening at 8:00 o'clock , Evening Prayer. Sunday-school at 10:00 : a. m. Friday evening lecture at 8:00 : o'clock. Holy communion the first Sunday in each month. HOWARD STOY , Rector. METHODIST Sunday-school at 10 a.m. Preaching at n. Class at 12. Junior League at 3:00. Epworth League at 7. Union service in Christian church at 8. Prayer and Bible-study on Wednesday evening at 8. Morning subject , "A Di vine Socialism. " All are welcome. J. A. BADCON , Pastor. The union service in the Congrega tional church , last Sunday evening , was in the interest of the American Bible society , in which behalf a collection was lifted. Rev. Walker preached the sermon. Albert McMillen is in charge of the local repository. The local soci ety , as well as the mother organization , is in good condition. ADDITIONAL RAILROAD NEWS. Engineer J. H. Moore was on the sick- list , Thursday. Fireman Walt Stokes has gone to his home in Iowa on a month's visit. Engineer F. W. Bosworth has been transferred from Hastings to McCook. Engine 209 arrived here , Thursday , from Havelock , after a general over-haul ing. EngineerTomOrton and Fireman Roy Zint are on passenger vice Stokes aud Whitney. President Perkins' special went over all lines of the Burlington on a trip of inspection. Engine 308 has gone to the Northern division , the Western division getting 339 in exchange. The old stationary engine in the round house , we understand , is to be sent to Denver , for use there. Machinist William Lydgate and wife and C. D. Noble and wife are absent on a visit on a trip to Salt Lake City , Utah. Conductor C. W. Bronson is visiting in Alliance , Sheridan , and other points up on the Wyoming branch , this week. Engine 191 on train 145 ran off the switch at Atlanta , Tuesday. A gang and block cars went down to get her on track again. Frank E. Whitney and Jane E. Woot- ten were married by Rev. Howard Stoy in the Episcopal chapel , last Sunday evening. They departed on 6 , last eve ning , for Omaha , They expect to be ab sent about a month. They have the best wishes of many friends. Ass't Gen'l Sup't Rhodes and Chief of Motive Power Hawksworth were here , Tuesday , on a trip of inspection. They departed , Wednesday , for Cheyenne , and Master Mechanic Archibald accompanied them. He expects to take in the regular monthly meeting of the Rocky Moun tain Railway club in Denver , tomorrow evening , and to return home on Sunday. The regular monthly meeting of the Rocky Mountain Railway club will be held in the American hotel , Denver , Saturday evening , commencing at 7:30. Subjects for discussion are : "The Im portance of a Standing Committee to In terpret the Book of Rules , " opened by C. H. Quereau ; and "Retention of Dum my Air-hose Couplers on Freight Cars , " opened by D. McClelland. Ass't Sup't Harris is treasurer of the club , which numbers some of the Burlington men at this place in its membership. Some Choice Offerings. I wish to say to my friends and patrons that I have for sale some choice O. I. C. pigs of May farrow , 8 to 10 weeks old , for $10 each. They are simply good at both ends out of Perfection blood and stand right up on their feet. Also.B. P. Rock chickens and Bronze turkeys. Come and see me or write your wants. J. H. WARFIELD , Box 238. McCook , Nebr. Colorado Excursions. Low rates , Thursday , August 2 ; one fare plus $2 for the round trip. Denver , Colorado Springs , Pueblo , Glenwood Springs , Salt Lake' City and Ogden. Re turn limit Oct 31. See the local ticket agent of the Burlington Route. Beauti fully illustrated book descriptive of Col orado mailed on receipt of six cents in " stamps. J. FRANCIS , Gen'l Pass. Ag't , Omaha , Neb. To Organize a Club. A meeting will be held in the city hall , next Tuesday evening at eight o'clock , for the purpose of organizing a Republi can club for the present campaign. It is hoped that there will be a large turn- put of Republicans of McCook and vicin ity , and that the club may start out with a large aud enthusiastic membership. Hammocks all prices at McMillen's drug store. Your choice of kinds of wood at Bul lard's. MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS. Lour sells drugs. Lear sells wall-paper. A great leader Loar. Lear sells machine oil. Lear sells prescriptions. For stove wood go to Bullard's. You will like it Dullard's stove wood. McMillen's for paints and wall paper. Dry stove wood at Barnett's. Phone 5. Bullard would like to sell you your wood. The latest at McMillen's "Frozen Frappe. " The freshest and best drugs are found at Loar's. "The best on earth" Ash Grove lime at Barnett's. Hammocks all prices at McMillen's drug store. You can't beat Bullard's wood for summer fires. Cool , refreshing "Ginger Mint Phos phate" at McMillen's. The great eclipse continues the way Loar's soda eclipses all others. Quite a mare's-nest was disturbed iu a South Main restaurant , this week. Do not fail to see us if yon need a stock tank. BARNKTT LUMHKK Co. The class of ' 97 indulged in the de lights of a picnic at Fitch's grove , Thursday. FOR SALE A new gasoline range , cost 535 ; will be sold for $ 15. Inquire at Mrs. M. Mullen's. M. Baldridye and wife of Pomona , Calif. , have sold the Palace hotel proper ty to William F. Graham for 4,000. During the month of July , I will sell Eldorado Castor Oil at 25 cents a gallon. A. McMlLLEN. Some delightfully NEW and lasting odors iu our uew line of perfumes. MCCONNELL & . BERRY. "The Right Place" to call up is No. 12. You are sure of getting just as choice meats by phone as by personal inspec tion. If you cannot think of what you want to eat , step into Eller & Co.'s and you will probably find it. Goods always fresh. You know it ! Everist , Marsh & Co. are at the head of the procession when good meats are on parade. Try their market. Mrs. M. E. Barger reports the loss of a silk waist from her establishment , last Saturday , and the theft of $40 in cash on Tuesday of this week. The children of St. Alban's Sunday- school enjoyed the pleasures of a picnic , Thursday afternoon , in G. S. Goheen's grove on the South Side. GINGER HIGHBALL , FROZEN PHOSPHATES , THE NEWEST CREATIONS At McConnell & Berrv's fountain. It is not a debatable question but one of privilege to patronize F/verist , 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. A fan operated by a water motor has been installed in the First National bank building this week. It will prove a great comfort to patrons as well as to those connected with the bank , reducing , as it does , the temperature ten to fifteen degrees , and producing a fine current of fresh air all the while. Mrs. John McManigal died of quick consumption , Tuesday night , at the age of 24 years. She is survived by a young husband and three little children , the youngest being but five months old. The remains were interred in Riverview cemetery , yesterday afternoon , funeral services being conducted by Rev. J. A. Badcon at the residence in South Mc Cook. Firemen's Tournament at York. What promises to be the most success ful firemen's tournament ever held in Nebraska opens at York , Tuesday , July 24th and closes July 26th. Almost every town and city in Eastern and Central Nebraska will be represent ed. The streets of York will be in gala attire and the citizens of the town have resolved themselves into a reception committee , willing and anxious to ex tend hospitality to all. As its contribution to the success of the tournament , the Burlington Route has made a rate of one fare for the round trip to York from all points in Nebraska. Tickets will be on sale July 23 , 24 , 25. McCook Markets. Corrected Friday morning. Corn $ .49 Wheat 50 Oats 40 Rye 36 Hogs 4.30 Eggs oS Butter 13 New Potatoes 1.20 Butter fat at Creamery 16 Yes , they have all given it up ; Eller & Co. sell goods cheaper than anybody in Western Nebraska. Call and be con vinced. During the month of July , I will sell Eldorado Castor Oil at 25 cents a gallon. A. McMlLLEN. Barnett's coal will please you for threshing as well as for stove use.