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NINETEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , SEPTEMBER 7 , 19OO. NUMBER 17
\V. C. T. U. Meeting.
The August meeting of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Unior was held
at the home of Mrs. A. G. Dole. As it
was the occasion of their annual election
of officers and superintendents , also the
time for outlining the work for the com
ing year , beginning with September rsl ,
it may be of interest to all enlisted in
this work. The officers elected are :
President , Mr. . M. V. Traver ; secretary ,
Mrs. H. M. Finity ; treasurer , Mrs. Howe
Smith ; corresponding secrelnr3' , Mrs.
M , A. Northrup ; vice-presidents from
each of the city churches , Baptist Mrs.
, H. A. Rouch ; Methodist Mrs. Howe
Smith ; Congregational Mrs. T. B.
Campbell ; Episcopal Mrs. Howard
Stoy ; Christian Mrs. J. W. Walker ;
* Catholic Mrs. Michael Houlihan ; Ger
man Congregational Mrs. Gottlieb
Essig. The departments taken up were :
Railroad work sup't , Mrs. W. H. Camp
bell ; mothers' meeting leader to be
chosen ; Christian citizenship Mrs. M.
V. Traver ; mercy and help work Mrs.
T. B. Campbell ; evangelistic work-
Revs. Walker , Turner , Badcon , Stoy ,
Essig and Hickey. It was also settled
that the union should hold one gospel
temperance meeting each quarter of the
year. The co-Operation of all Christian
people is solicited in this work , and you
are cordially invited to attend the meet
ings. The September meeting will be
held at the home of the president in
West McCook , Friday , the 28th.
Followed the Old Man.
Following the traditions and footsteps
of the elder Green , Charles Green of
Vailton departed for the east , last Fri
day night , overland. He remained be
hind when the father and the rest of the
family "pulled their freight" in the dark
of the moon , some weeks since , and an
nounced that he proposed to "settle up"
matters. But the temptation to "skip
the country" was too great for him
and he went , too. It is alleged that one
of W. G. Button's horses went along
with him , but the deponent sayeth not.
And the manner in which he "settled
up" matters is anything but satisfactory
to the creditors of the family.
The elder Greeu and family have been
located in Farragut , Iowa , and the local
creditors will likely make an effort to
bring him back to answer for his finan
cial and other short-comings.
One Ditch Item.
The splendid possibilities of the Mc
Cook irrigation ditch substantially
indicated by the yield of wheat from
land under it , this year. The McCook
Milling Co. has purchased about 20,000
bushels of wheat from this irrigated dis
trict , this season ; and it was 64-lb. wheat
at that. Of course , but a small percent
age of the laud under the ditch was in
wheat , and but n very small portion of
the land capable of irrigation was irri
gated , this season. When the time shall
have come that all the land capable shall
beirrigatedthen McCook will realize that
the money invested was wisely spent.
Robbed While Sleeping.
Mrs. L. M. Bouk was robbed of $60 in
her room at the Lindell hotel , Sunday
night. Mrs. Bouk lives in Omaha , and
is connected with the Maccabee organi
zation in this state. She had $60 with
her in a purse or money bag , when she
went to bed. In was missing when she
got up in the morning. While it is not
known how the money was secured , it is
believed some one got into her room
through the transom. Tuesday's Lin
A company of friends of Frank Fitch ,
from country and city , tendered him a
farewell surprise at the farm over in
Driftwood precinct , Wednesday evening ,
and the affair was a pleasant one to all
interested. Frank departs , this week ,
for Lincoln , to enter the Wesleyau uni
versity , and it was a happy thought of
his friends to make his farewell a pleas
At $5 Per Ton.
Corn fodder for sale , fine quality ,
bound in bundles , delivered in McCook
for $5 per ton. Write or see
J. W. BURTLESS , McCook , Neb.
Dinner and Supper.
The ladies of the Methodist church
will serve dinner and supper on Roosevelt
velt day , October ist. Details will be
Seed Rye for Sale.
Seed rye for sale. Inquire of
Ball and Bat Free ,
To tlie boy who buys a suit of clothes
DeGroff & Co.'s.
at $2.50 or up at
Bed-bugroach and ant exterminators ;
McCoNNSLi , & BERRY.
Use McMillen's sarsaparilla for the
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
LEO SWAKTZ departed for Colorado on
r , Tuesday.
J. A. CLINE ofMinden had business
in the city , Saturday.
HARRY WALTERS has retired from
the employ of John Grannis.
F. M. HAEGAN of Trenton was a city
visitor , Tuesday , on business.
EARL VAHUE is clerking for Vahue &
Petty in the Model shoe store.
J. M. STAUR arrived from Indiana ,
Saturday last , on a business visit.
JOHN T. McCLURE of Beaver City was
a guest of the municipality , Saturday
R. D. LOGAN and M. E. Ryan of
Stockville were Commercial guests , Sat
JUDGE ABBOTT of the Hayes Center
Republican was with us briefly , Monday
FRANK GOLFER assumed the role of
pedagogue in the Fitch school , Monday
MRS. C. B. WALLS arrived home ,
early in the week , from her absence of a
MRS. C. E. POPE is in Lincoln. Her
brother-in-law , Saui Pope , is in a hope
MRS. H. H. KINGSBURY has joined
her husband , Engineer Kiugsbury , at
G. C. BOATMAN , clerk of the district
court , gazed upon Wednesday's game of
ball at Arapahoe.
MRS.J. R. SIRCOLOUMB departed on
12 , Saturday morning , for her home in
Sheridan , Wyoming.
H. P. SUTTON went in to Lincoln and
Omaha , Tuesday night. He will do the
state fair while absent.
MISSES LUCILE AND HELEN LAWSON
arrived home , last Friday night , from a
delightful visit in Lincoln.
MRS. DENNIS CULLEN and Frank ar
rived home , Wednesday on 3 , from their
trip to Omaha and Chicago.
MRS. FRANK NEUBAUER and Teddy
returned , Wednesday night , from their
visit to Beaver City relatives.
W. H. RUDD and family of Fairbury ,
Illinois , are visiting in the city , guests
of his brother-in-law Elbert
- - , George ,
MRS. H. P. SUTTON and the children
returned home , Saturday night , from
their long visit in Aiusworth , this state.
Miss LILLIE FITZGERALD departed ,
Sunday morning , for Sheridan , Wyom
ing , on a visit of considerable length to
MiSS MAGGIE CULLEN left on 12 , Sat
urday morning , via Cambridge , for
Tyrone , where she will teach during the
ensuing school year.
MR. AND MRS. I. N. BIGGS and Miss
Delia Shepherd , who have been Colorado
rado during the summer , arrived in the
city , Sunday morning on 2 , from Breck-
COUNTY CLERK R. A. GREEN de
parted , Tuesday morning , for Wilson
county , Kansas , to visit a brother whom
he has not seen in many years since in
fact , they were boys.
Miss MAUDE CORDEAL departed on
6 , last night , for Boston , Mass. , to re
sume her studies in the New England
conservatory of music. She will visit in
Chicago , over Sunday , with her brother
WALTER M. HUNTLEY of Oberlin ,
Kansas , has taken a position in the Re
publican office , this week. Huntley is an
accomplished musician , and will make a
desirable addition to the Nebraska Bri
gade band of our city.
Miss ANNETTA BALL stopped over in
the city , last Saturday morning , on her
way home to Lincoln from a vacation in
the mountains , remaining here until
Wednesday. She was a guest of Mrs.
C. F. Babcock and was warmly greeted
by many friends made during her resi
dence in our city.
Miss MAGGIE LEWIS of Lincoln , a
niece of Engineer Barney Lewis , is a
guest in the Lewis home. Tonight , she
and Mrs. Lewis will depart for Denver
on a short visit to Santford Lewis. At
the conclusion of their Denver visit ,
Miss Maggie will return to Lincoln to
school , from which she will be gradu
ated , this year.
MRS. C. B. ROWELL and Mr. and Mrs.
E. E. Rowell and son arrived from Col
orado , Monday night , coming down on
a freight from Benkelman , where they
briefly visited relatives of Mrs. E. E.
Rowell. Elmer is in much better health
than he has been for months. He and
family will remain here during the
winter. Mrs. C. B. Rowell stood her
Colorado visit splendidly.
Roosevelt's Date in McCook.
THE DATE of the Governor
Roosevelt meeting in McCook has
been definitely bellied as Monday
evening , October ist , and it is ex
pected that the special train bear
ing him and party will arrive here"1
at 8:40 o'clock , from Arapahoe.
He will be accompanied by lion.
Curtis Guilds , Jr , of Boston , and
Hon. John Proctor Clark of New
York , personal friends of the gov
ernor. It is expected that United
States Senator Dolliver of Iowa
will also accompany the Roosevelt
velt party , which will be in charge
of R B. Schneider , national committeeman -
mitteeman for Nebraska. From
this point the party will leave for
THE TRIBUNE has been repeat
edly interrogated as to the correct
ness of the announcement in a re
cent issue of this paper that Gov
ernor Roosevelt would at some
date before the close of the cam
paign address the people of South
western Nebraska at this point ,
in an evening meeting , and we are
now more than delighted to make
an official announcement that the
famous governor of the great state
of New York and the vice-presi
dential nominee on the Republi
can ticket , "Our Teddy , " will be
in McCook on the evening of Mon
day , October 1st , and it will be the
most notable political gathering
that this section of Nebraska has
Arrangements will be at once
commenced for this meeting , and
announcements will be made in
full , in due time , to enable every-
bed } ' to take advantage of this op
portunity to hear the famous gov
ernor and witness an unparalleled
gathering. To accommodate the
thousands who will doubtless come
to McCook on that date , it is ex
pected to secure special trains and
special rates for the occasion. All
the other arrangements will be in
keeping with the large importance
of the event.
Licenses to wed have been granted by
the county judge as follows :
Oliver Styer and Rosa Martin , both of
Cedar Bluffs , Kansas.
Samuel W : White and Mattie J. Bosler ,
both of Danburj ; . Married by tlTe count } '
judge , September 5th.
Thomas L. Williams and Winnie
Stoddard , both of Indianola.
Judgment has been rendered , this
week , in county court , in favor of Joseph
Menard and against Olaf Landgran , for
Solomon Wells vs. James A. Porter et
al. ; equity.
J. E. Seeley vs. Cynthia A. Harney et
al. ; equity.
AUGUST MORTGAGE RECORD.
Farm filings , $1,825 ; releases , $10,218.-
01. Town filings , $5,043.50 ; releases ,
$3,700. Chattel filings , $26,023.47 ; re
leases , $61,262.36.
The steel inside shutters are being
placed on the window in the vault at
tached to the county clerk's office , this
week. This renders the vault absolutely
A Hunting Party.
Wednesday , Messrs. Pat Walsh , Wil
liam Lewis , Ray Vahue and August
Droll of this place and J. F. Haskins of
Benkelman arrived here from their hunt
ing expedition up on the head of the
Red Willow creek and in the Dismal
lake country. They report securing
quite a number of chickens , and having
a fine hunt. The boys all insist that
August ran the commissary department
finer than silk. Haskius returned to
Benkelman , Wednesday night.
New Poplins , Soliels.Venetiaus.Broad-
cloths , Tailor Suitings and other new
fall dress goods besides the handsome
new Jamestown novelties at The Thomp
son Dry Goods Co.
The "Little Hoosier" five-hole drill is
the machine with which to put your fall
wheat in the stalks where it does the
best. Cochran & Co. , of course.
"The Right Place" to call up is No. 12.
You are sure of getting just as choice
meats by phone as by personal inspec
"Sharkskin" Serge indestructible
$1.25 $ a yard. The Thompson Dry Goods
Lots of people are bilious , but not
after taking Loar's Vegetable Pills.
Use McMillen's sarsaparilla for the
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Two No. 6s , Thursday , and three 773
The pay-checks will be here on 5 , nex
Wednesday evening , the I2lh.
Brakeinan F. G. R. Ford is relievinj
P. A. Perry at Red Cloud.
They have a daughter at Max Anton's
born on Thursday morning.
Charlie Chlanda had two fingers cu
off by the air-motor , this week.
H. L. Thompson , night foreman o
the McCook yard , is sick and off duty.
Conductor F. A. Stark and Switchmar
P. A. Perry are numbered with the sick ,
Chief Dispatcher Forbes is expectei
home , tomorrow , from his visit home in
The lineman's gang under Jim Adame
is at work on the Brush branch. W. A ,
Brown is in the force.
Conductor C. W. Bronson "and James
Hatfield witnessed the base-ball tourna
ment at Arapahoe , Thursday.
Brakeman G. F. Kinghorn has been
promoted from passenger to freight. C.
C. Kocher is with Conductor Curran.
Ass't Sup't D. F. McFarland was down
from Holyoke , Saturday , on business at
S. Wilburn and gang have been moved
to Mystic , S. D. , and are laying steel
Conductor Frank Kendlen and father
witnessed the base-ball games of Tues
day at Arapahoe.
Sup't Campbell returned , Wednesday
on i , from Omaha , where he has been
on business at headquarters.
Roadniaster S. S. Frederick of Akron
was at Western division headquarters ,
Saturday , on official business.
A. G. Goth of the agent's office has
been promoted to the train service , and
on Thursday went to work in the local
F. C. Scharborough , late of the me
chanical department at Oxford , has
been transferred to the train service out
MrsO. D. Keith is visiting Mrs. C.
P. Ball in Red Cloud , this week. A
daughter has just been born into the
Trainmaster Kenyon went down to
Lincoln , Tuesday , on business of the
lew time card , which will go into effect
Freight crews on the Brush-Alliance
jrancb will be under jurisdiction of
Sup't Campbell , and passenger crews
under Sup't Phelan's.
Conductor L. E. Gilcrest has been
sromoted and transferred to the main
ine. Conductor W. C. Pope is temporar-
ly on the Imperial line.
There were two sections of 6 , Wednes
day , and two of i. No. r carried about
25 Pennsylvania conductors , who were
on an excursion to the mountains.
Sup't Campbell , Assistant Supt's Har
ris and McFarland and Trainmaster
Kenyon had a long consultation , Satur-
lay , over matters connected with the
new Brush-Alliance branch.
No appointment has been announced
of a chief clerk to succeed Fred Mont-
morency , but the chances of Clerk Law-
ritson of the superintendent's office for
the appointment are supposed to be
Ass't Sup't Harris , Mrs. Harris , Alice
and Henry were down from Denver ,
Saturday and Sunday , coming down on
6 , Friday night , and returning home on
3 , Sunday night. They were guests of
Cashier and Mrs. W. F. Lawson.
Round-House Foreman D. A. Lucas ,
vife and children returned on i , Wednes
day , from Green Bay , Wisconsin , where
the family has been visiting for the past
wo or three months , and where D. A.
ms been enjoying a two-weeks vacation.
While William Coleman was going
through the round-house , yesterda-
suffered a slight paralytic stroke. Two
men , from Iowa and Missouri , whom
ic was piloting through the shops , ren
dered him prompt assistance and sup
ported him from falling. After resting
a while he was able to walk up town.
3e is able to be abont today as usual.
Shallenberger and Harrington.
Hon. A. C. Shallenberger of Alma , the
Fusion nominee for congressman , and
Hon. F. M. Harrington of O'Neill will
address the faithful in this city on the
evening of Saturday , September 2gth.
Joth gentlemen will speak in Indianola
on the afternoon of the same day.
Black or Steel Grey Brilliantine Dress
Skirts to your measure from our 650
grades for $3.50. The Thompson Dry
Vacation Is Over.
The fall term of the McCook school'
opened on Monday morning with flatter
ing prospects for good work and satis
factory results during the term. The
total attendance on the opening day was
631 , and the indications are that this
number will be considerably augmented
during the first month of the term.
Monday was occupied in classifying
assigning lessons and other work inci
dent to the opening day , and on Tues
day morning everything was moving
along smoothly on schedule.
There are but few changes in the per
sonnel of the teacher corpsMiss Celia A.
Gorby succeeding Miss Rache Berry in
the High School principalship , Miss
Grace Huston being the other new teach
er and Miss Sarah Oyster again return
ing to the system. Both new teachers
conic to the McCook school system high-
Jy recommended as efficient and exper
ienced , and THE TRIBUNE believes they
will give a good account of themselves.
As to the new superintendentMr.George
H. Thomas , we have already introduced
him to our readers , to whom he is no
stranger , and that he will keep the Mc
Cook schools up to their present high
standard , and constantly strive to in
crease their efficiency , none questions.
He will have the united assistance of an
able teacher corps.
Following we give the list of teachers
and the number of pupils in each of the
several grades up to the time of our
going to press today , a total of 662 :
EAST SCHOOL George II. Thomas ,
superintendent ; Miss Celia A. Gorby ,
High School principal ; John T. Holmes ,
High School assistant ; enrollment , 83.
Eighth grade , Miss Mary Powers ,
teacher ; enrollment , 39. Seventh gradej
Miss Grace Huston , teacher ; enrollment ,
38. Sixth grade , Mrs. Belle Hedlund ,
teacher ; enrollment , 52. First and Second
end grades , Miss Mabel Wilcox , teacher ;
enrollment. 68. Total for building , 280.
WEST SCHOOL Miss Ella Leonard ,
principal and teacher of Fifth grade ;
enrollment , 54. Fourth grade , Miss
Hannah Stangland , teacher ; enrollment ,
62. Third grade , Miss Beatrice Wibley ,
teacher ; enrollment , 89. First and Second
end grades , Mrs. Mary Duffy , teacher ;
enrollment , 66. Total , 271.
CITY HALL SCHOOL Miss Elizabeth
Thomson , teacher , Miss Edna Garrard ,
assistant ; enrollment , 74.
SOUTH SCHOOL Mrs. J. G. Schobel ,
teacher ; enrollment , 37.
WEST DENNISON STREET SCHOOL
Miss Sarah Oyster , teacher. This room is
expected to be ready for occupancy by
next Monday , when a division of the
Third giade will be made on geograph-
cal lines , the children of West and
South McCook , as far as practicable ,
vill be assigned to this room. This
vill greatly relieve the overcrowded con-
lition of the third grade west.
The West school looks much better
or its coat of paint.
At the session of the board of educa-
ion , Monday evening , Miss Sarah Oyster
vas elected teacher for the new West
Dennison street school , and Miss Edna
Garrard , assistant to Miss Thomson at
he City Hall.
These rooms were papered during the
ummer vacation : Grades i and 2 , Miss
Wilcox , teacher ; grade 6a Mrs. Hedlund ,
eacher ; grade 7 , Miss Huston , teacher.
The improvement in appearance is a
marked one in each instance.
The blackboards have been removed
from the walls of the library room ,
vhich has been papered and otherwise
rendered more attractive. The shelving
and books have been re-arranged. The
) lackboards were transferred to the walls
of the West Dennison street room.
A good second-hand windmill , cheap.
J. A. BRINTON , McCook , Neb.
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.
If the fool-killer meets the boy with
the 22-caliber rifle , it will go hard with
that boy , if the fool-killer isn't over
worked and does his duty.
Wall paper remnants enough for one
room very cheap.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
An original widow's pension of $10 a
month has been granted Mrs. M. A.
Connally of our city.
Loar's Vegetable Pills cure constipa
tion and headache ; they are guaranteed.
Slates , tablets and school supplies at
Labor day was a day off for the shop
Take your prescriptions to Loar.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Slates , tablets and school supplies at
Make your dollargo as far as you
can. Loar's is the place.
Velvet Applique < lre.ss trimmings at
The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Recipe for blues : Huy your drugs ,
wall paper , glass etc. of I.onr of Mc
Buy your confectionery at Taffy Char
lie's candy kitchen , opposite Pioneer
The closing of the banks and a holi
day at the shops marked McCook's
observance of Labor day.
Unheard of bargains in school sup
plies : 500-page tablets , 5c ; double slates ,
covered , loc ; Lear , the druggist. *
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
G. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
every month in Odd Fellows hall.
Soaps , perfumes and toilet articles ;
everything that's new.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
New Silks , Satins , Velvels , Braids ,
Appliques , Jets , Gimps and other dress
trimmings at The Thompson Dry Goods
You know it ! Everist , Marsh & Co.
are at the head of the procession when
good meats are on parade. Try their
Our Dress Skirts hang rightfeel right ,
ook right. To your measure in all-wool
goods from $2 50 up. The Thompson
Dry Goods Co.
C. L. Miller is having the building
north of the Palace saloon overhauled
for restaurant purposes , and will shortly
occupy the same.
I. II. Wasson of the Driftwood is hav
ing a large addition built to his house.
He will soon have one 01 the ideal farms
of Red Willow county.
Fur Collarettes from $2 oo lo $8.50.
Fur Scarfs $1.75 to $5.00. Fur Storm
Collars $3.00 to $6.00. Fur Muffs $ t.oo
t ° $7 5 ° - The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
The reading club referred to in last
week's TRIBUNE as one of the Shakes
peare clubs should have been styled the
Research club. The club is now reading
LOST Between Sylvester Cordeal's
residence and the depot , one tortoise
shell side comb set with brilliants.
Finder please leave at TRIBUNE office.
The people will have the best and
won't be satisfied with anything less ; so
S. M. Cochran & Co. have gotten on an
other shipment of that unequalled antirust -
rust tinware. It's "it. "
Bed Comforts made by us are a joy
forever. Six feet wide , 7 feet Iong,6 big
Cotton Batts inside our kind of batts
well hemmed , well tied , $1.65 to $2.55
each. The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Alexander & Miller are preparing to
open up a first-class restaurant in the
basement under the Palace saloon. The
basement is being overhauled thoroughly
and fitted up in style , and it is expected
to fill a long-felt-want in McCook.
Many Cotton Batts are simply a bunch
of cotton mill "flyings. " They can't be
unrolled nor opened out without pulling
to pieces. In the comfort they fall to
pieces and bunch down in the corners.
Ours are the exact opposite of all that
and weigh more for loc than other batts.
We buy direct from the mill. The
Thompson Dry Goods Co.
The 32d anniversary of the noted
Indian siege and fight on Beecher island ,
between General George Forsyth and
the Indian chief Roman Nose , will be
held on that island , September 15-16-17.
A monument will be dedicated on the
I7th by survivors and members of G.A.R.
Rev. J. A. Badcon of this place will de
liver the memorial sermon .Sunday morn
ing. The island is 14 miles from Wray.
Preparations are making for a great event.
Of sending away for a sewing machine ,
when S. M. Cochran & Co. do and will
meet any competition on earth , quality
considered. See their machines and
get their prices and terms first , and you
will buy of reliable home business mec.
They are here , too , to make good their
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. LATouRETTE ,
Cedar Rapids , Iowa ,
C. F. BABCOCK , Local Agent.
Do you know Lear wants your drug
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