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NINETEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , SEPTEMBER 14 , 19OO. NUMBER 18
* Alleged Cruelty to a Child.
Gustave Roedel of the Ash Creek
country , Bondville precinct , was arrested
ou last Saturday , for alleged cruelty tea
a young girl , Katie Uuger by name ,
daughter of William Utiger of South
McCook , a Russian. The case was con
tinued until Monday , when Roedel
waived examination and was bound over
to the next term of district court , giving
bond In the sum of $300 for his appear
ance. Harry Myers , a fellow-German
of that neighborhood , was the complain
It appears that the little girl had been
bound by the father to Roedel for two
years , the child to receive her board and
" to attend the German school of that
I It is alleged that Roedel followed too
literally the injunction of the wise man
of old , not to spoil the child by sparing
the rod , or words to that effect , and that
lie indulged in the playful habit of
dressing the little child down with the
tugs of his heavy farm harness , and by
other playful and loving displays of af
fection sought to secure satisfactory
obedience and service from the child ,
whom , it is further alleged , he insuffi
ciently fed betimes.
The child is now with the parents iu
South McCook and is attending school
in the city.
The Shadeland's Premiums.
The Shadeland Park herd of Here
fords the herd that makes McCook
famous and is a source of great joy to
its owner , W. N. Rogers , made a pretty
stiff fight to capture everything in sight
among the Herefords at the state fair ,
last week. His famous "Anxiety Mon
arch , " who weighed over 2,800 pounds
at five years of age , captured the first
premium for bulls of three years and
over ; his bull calf under one year took
third premium ; for heifers , two years
and under three , first premium ; heifer ,
one year , third ; exhibitors' herd , first
premium ; breeders' young herd , second
In this connection , THE TRIBUNE re
grets to slate that his herd was in the
unfortunate freight wreck at Harvard ,
Sunday , and that the head of his herd ,
"Anxiety Monarch , " was pretty badly
injured , they not being able to bring
him on home with the rest of the herd.
Others were but slightly injured. It is
to be hoped that the big fellow's injuries
may not prove serious.
Can't Discourage This Man.
Wm. Byfield of McCook was at the
yards , yesterday , and disposed of a
bunch of native cattle , which he has had
on feed for nine months , at $5 45. He
reported his section of country as badly
burned out. There will not be more
than a third of a crop of corn even if the
weather from now on is favorable. The
early corn is all gone. Wheat fields that
were irrigated , last fall , are turning out
30 to 50 bushels per acre without having
had any summer irrigation. On the up
lands the wheat yield is from ten bushels
to nothing per acre. There is a strip of
country from Oxford to Holdrege where
Mr. Byfield says they have hardly any
crops at all. Mr. Byfield says that he
will buy up and feed a lot of calves , this
winter , giving them alfalfa and a little
corn. He has found that he can afford
to feed 400 corn to calves , as he can
make them gain three pounds per day.
South Omaha Journal-Stockman , Aug
Earl Barger and Lulu Rozell , two es
timable young people of Coleman pre
cinct , were united in marriage , Thursday
afternoon at five o'clock , at the home of
the bride's parents in that precinct , in
the presence of relatives and near friends
of the families. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. George Scott of Mc
Cook , assisted by Rev. D. L. McBride of
Culbertson. A wedding supper followed
the ceremony. . They will go to house
keeping on the farm of Joseph Menard ,
a few miles south-west of the city , with
the congratulations and best wishes of
all their friends.
Seed Rye for Sale.
Seed rye for sale. Inquire of
Ball and Bat Free.
To the boy who buys a suit of clothes
at $2.50 or up at DeGroff & Co.'s.
Hercules Braids all colors and widths
in Worsted and in Silk for trimming
at The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Have you seen the new "Dunlap" or
"Knox" Hats for this fall ? If not , you
can at Morgan's.
Appliques of Velvet and of Silk for
trimming at The Thompson Dry Goods
The enrollment in the" city schools ,
this week , exceeds 675.
Use McMillen's sarsaparilla for the
MOVEMENTS OP THE PEOPLE.
HOWARD HILEMAN arrived home ,
first of the week.
REV. J. W. HICKEY arrived home , last
Friday , from his trip east.
MRS. M. M. DELHUNTY returned from
the east ou 5 , Sunday evening.
G. B. BERRY returned home , Tuesday
night , from his visit to Chicago ,
RALPH HAGGARD of Sterling , Colorado
rado , is a guest of Miss Selma Noren.
EDWARD J. BRADY left on Sunday
evening for Illinois on a visit to relatives
Miss WILSON of Cleve , Missouri , i
the guest of her aunt , Mrs. C. H. Meeker ,
MRS. FRANK KENDLEN went up to
Denver , Thursday on I , on a visit of a
Miss LINA MiCK of Red Cloud visited
McCook friends , close of last and first o
Miss STASIA BRADY began teaching
school in district 41 , Monday morning
the 3rd instant.
CALEB CLOTHIER is down from Hayes
county , for a few days , guest of H. H
Troth and family.
DR. J. A. GUNN spent part of last and
first of this week in Pittsburg , Missouri
on mining business.
DR. A. P. WELLES returned , Wednes
day on i , from a flying visit to Chicago
and other points east.
MR. AND MRS. J. W. HUPP arrived
home , Tuesday noon , from their visit to
the old home in Illinois.
MRS. R. D. RODGERS returned home ,
Saturday evening , from a delightful visit
in her old home in Illinois.
C. F. BABCOCK , chairman Republican
county central committee , was in Omaha ,
Tuesday , on official business.
MRS. LILLIAN MCCARL and Harry
Troth will depart , early next week , for
Pennsylvania , to remain permanently.
MR. AND MRS. S. M. COCHRAN ar
rived home , last night , from Lincoln.
Mrs. Cochran is much improved in
MRS. FRANK RATLIFF of Valley
Grange precinct departed , Monday , for
Kirksville , Mo. , to be absent about two
weeks on a visit.
Miss MINNIE ROWELL and Miss Olive
Rittenhouse entertained the members of
the Awl-Os club , Tuesday evening , at
the home of the former.
MR. AND MRS. F. S. WILCOX will de
part , Sunday , for Illinois , where they
will spend a number of weeks , visiting
in Chicago , Oilman and other points.
MR. AND MRS. RUSSELL MCMILLEN
of Tecumseh , this state , so we learn
from private source , are the proud par
ents of an 8-pound son , born last week.
MR. AND MRS. ED ALLEN of Denver
are exercising parental concern over a
lively eight-pound daughter , born to
them on Thursday of last week. We
join in congratulations.
MRS. IDA KAIME , who has been visit
ing friends in McCook and relatives in
Danbury for the past few weeks , will
depart" for her home in Fontanelle , Iowa ,
coming Monday morning.
HOWE SMITH , who is buying grain at
Blakeman , Kansas , was home for Sun
day , coming over Saturday afternoon.
He reports that there is more grain in
that section by far than in this neigh
MRS. WALTER HICKLING , Miss Min
nie and William Smith arrived home ,
last Saturday night , after spending a
month visiting relatives and friends in
Grafton and several other places in
W. N. ROGERS arrived home from
Harvard , Thursday noon on i. "Anx
iety Monarch" came in on 77 , same
afternoon , and is being carefully nursed
at Shadeland Park for his injuries re
ceived in the wreck at Harvard , Sunday.
S. L. MOENCH of Durango , Colorado ,
spent Sunday and Monday in the. city ,
on his way to Colorado. He had been
down to Denver on business , and took a
brief run down to Orleans before return
ing home. He departed for Durango on
3 , Monday night. All his many friends
on the Western division and in McCook
especially will be pleased to learn that he
is doing well in Durango in the boot and
Fur Collarettes , $2.00 to $8.50 ; Fur
Scarfs , $1.75 to $4.50 ; Fur Storm Collars ,
3.00 to $6.00 ; Fur Muffs , $1.00 to $7.50.
Phe Thompson Dry Goods Co.
You should go to C.L.DeGroff & Co.'s
ind see the many pretty things they are
receiving for fall and winter.
Lace Edge Silk Gimps for trimming at
Fhe Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Republican Senatorial Convention.
The Republicans of the 2gth senatorial
district convened in McCook , Thursday
night , September I3th , and renominated
Hon. E. N. Allen of Arapahoe , Furnas
county , for state senator. It was an
earnest and enthusiastic political gather
ing , and forecasts the re-election of Mr.
The convention was called to order in
the court-house shortly after eight
o'clock by Chairman Rathbun of the
central committee and the call was read
by Secretary Kinmiell of the committee
C. M. Brown of Cambridge was mad
temporary chairman and A. Barnett o
McCook , temporary secretary.
Fred Boehner of Arapahoe , J.W.Dolai ;
of Indianola , and C. D. Fuller of Imper
ial were named as the committee on ere
dentials by the chair. They found th
eight counties all represented and no
contests , and favored the reception o
the lists of delegates as reported from
the several counties , which was accepted
by the convention. It was decided tha
delegates present cast the full vote o
the county they represent.
Temporary organization was made the
F. M. Kinimell of McCook and Fred
Boehner of Arapahoe were named as the
committee ou resolutions.
Convention voted that the nominee of
the convention should have authority to
name his own chairman , secretary and
Hon. E. N. Allen was nominated for
state senator by acclamation , and re
sponded with a ringing speech , which
was enthusiastically received by the del
Chairman Brown followed with an
earnest and effective speech. Hon. W.
S. Morlan , F. M. Rathbun , J. A. Piper ,
E. C. Mooney , J. A. Eberhard and others
giving short talks.
The report of the committee on reso
lutions was read and adopted.
We , the Republicans of the 2pth sen
atorial district , in convention assembled ,
do most heartily re-affirm our devotion to
the Republican party and to its princi
ples. We warmly indorse the wise , con
servative and patriotic administration of
William McKinley , and congratulate the
president upon his wisdom and success
in dealing with all the difficult and deli
cate problems arising out of and resulting
from the war with Spain , reposing im
plicit confidence in his ability and that
of his advisors to successfully and hon
orably meet every issue that may present
itself in the future.
We endorse the actions of our senator
and representatives in congress.
We strongly endorse the wise and con
servative course of Hon. E. N. Allen ,
state senator from this , the 2gth district.
We congratulate America upon its un
exampled prosperity the beneficent re
sults of the wise administration of the
party of performance the Republican
party , which has raised our revenues to
the highest point in our historyincreased
our commerce to an unprecedented sum ,
placed more money in its treasury than
it has contained at any time since the
establishment of the government , en
couraged internal industries beyond the
highest expectations , made our financial
system the substantial admiration of the
world and given every man a job and a
fair wage. F. M. KIMMELL.
The new central committee is made
up as follows :
Chase C. A. King , Wauneta.
Dundy W. F. Wood , Benkelman.
Frontier S.H. Henderson , Stockville.
Furnas E. W. Parker , Wilsonville ;
D. S. Hasty , Arapahoe.
Gosper Walker Smith , Elwood.
Hayes J. B. Cruzen , Hayes Center.
Hitchcock C. C. Vennum , Stratton ;
A. H. Thomas , Trenton.
Red Willow H. I. Peterson , Banks-
ville ; J. E. Kelley , McCook.
All counties so desiring , were allowed
two committeemen but only two coun
ties took advantage of the action.
Mr. Allen then announced his selec
tions for officers of the central commitee :
Chairman , George Williams of Cam
bridge ; secretary , F.N.Merwin of Beaver
City ; treasurer , A. Barnett of McCook.
Convention then adjourned.
Cards are out announcing the approaching
preaching nuptials of Miss Maud Wood
ind Mr. Walter Stokes. The happy
: vent will be solemnized in the Congre
gational church on next Wednesday
evening , Sept. igth , in the presence of a
company of relatives and friends.
It is not a debatable question but one
) f privilege to patronize Everist , Marsh
& . Co. , when in quest of the best the
market affords in the meat line. They
ire prompt and accommodating in the
aargain. Phone 12.
Senator and Mrs. John M. Thurston
ire receiving the congratulations of their
friends over the birth of a daughter , ;
fuesday morning , in Washington.
Black and Colored Velvets and Vel
veteens for Suits and Trimmings at The
rhompson Dry Goods Co.
Say , Mister ! Have you seen the loud
Sox at Morgan's ? They just arrived.
Use McMillen's sarsaparilla for the
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Slight wreck at Otis , Sunday.
The Burlington will run an excursion
from Denver to Alliance , Sunday.
Mrs. S. C. Helliker has been enjoying
a visit from her father , Mr. Rifeubery.
Braketnau M. S. Parks has been enter
taining his father , William Parks , this
C. M. Kent and bride arrived in the
city from Nova Scotia , Tuesday of this
Conductor W. H. Brown made a busi
ness trip up to Denver , Wednesday
Fireman W. H. Morrell returned , last
night , from his trip to Green Bay , Wis
Conductor C. J. Snell went up to Den
ver on i , Thursday , to bring down the
The pay-checks filled the pockets of
the railroad men , Wednesday evening ,
coming in on 5.
C. L. Winu , Robert Nichols and A.
Mitchell are new employes in the train
service , this week.
Alliance is nearer Denver than McCook
is 236.7 miles ; while the distance from
McCook to Denver is 254.7.
Sup't Campbell and Ass't Sup't Harris
will make a trip of inspection over the
Brush-Alliance line , Sunday.
H. C. Kiser , C. J. Snell , George H.
Bunting and T. H. Malen have been
promoted to extra conductors.
Conductors H. H. Miller , J. E. Beyrer ,
W. O. Simons and W. C. Pope have
been transferred to Denver under Ass't
Dispatcher A. Calhoun has gone to
Denver to take the second trick under
Ass't Sup't Harris. Dispatcher Edgar
has the first trick and Dispatcher Best
Burglar alarms should be installed in
every important passenger train. It
would be a helpful precaution and safe
guard against such hold-ups as that of
Engineer Koll and Fireman Clark
double-headed No. I from Oxford to
McCook , Saturday , remaining here until
Monday morning , meanwhile having
some work done to their mill.
Conductor T. E. McCarl has Conductor
H. H. Miller's old car , 103 ; and Con
ductor Steve Dwyer has Conductor J. E.
Beyrer's car , 98. Conductor H. C. Kiser
has Conductor W. O. Simons' old run
out of Oxford.
The management of the Pullman
Sleeping Car company is considering
the advisability of placing safes in all
the company's cars. Recent train rob
bers in the west have had the effect of
bringing the management to such a
consideration. If safes are adopted they
probably will be "built as parts of the
The new wheel and axle lathes are
now being used steadily. Formerly the
work of replacing car wheels and turn
ing down and fitting axles had to be
done in Plattsmouth ; now all that work
for the Western division is being done at
McCook. The wheels are made in Den
ver. It is thought that the pig-iron will
shortly be produced at Guernsey , Wyom
ing , the new mines recently tapped by
the new Burlington Wyoming extension.
No. 77 was in a wreck at Harvard ,
Sunday , in which a number of cars were
smashed up badly. A broken switch
caused the wreck , letting the engine and
part of the train on the main line and
the greater part of the train take the
siding. A car-load of the Shadeland
Park Herefords on the way home from
the state fair were in the wreck , and
"Anxiety Monarch , " head of that fa
mous herd , was considerably injured ,
though no bones were broken. He was
kept at Harvard until Thursday , when
le was brought home on 77. Mr.Rogers
: hinks he can bring him out all right in
A Bloomer Drill.
The Lady Maccabees will give a
Bloomer Drill in their hall over The
Model shoe store on the evening of
fhursday next , September aoth. Re-
Teshments will be served. Admission ,
We want to close out every roll of
vall-paper now on hand. Come in and
ee how much money you can save by
papering your rooms now.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
Bed Comforts like you think your
mother used to make but really much
setter at $1.65 and $2.25 ; our own
make. The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Each day brings more new goods for
Fall and winter to C. L. DeGroff & Co.'s.
A Daring Holp-Up.
About two o'clock , Wednesday morn
ing , the Western division of the Bur
lington route had a brand-nexv experi
ence a daring hold-up ! Shortly afte
passenger train No. 3 left Benkelman ,
it is thought iu the vicinity of Ives , ;
lone robber suddenly appeared on th
scene and coolly proceeded to reliev
the male passengers of the Chicago and
St. Louis sleepers of their coin and vnlu
ables , impressing into the service , a
the muzzle of a revolver , Passenge
Brakeuian W. S. Touilinson of this cit :
and the colored porter of the St. Lotii :
chair-car , "Bob" Bell.
There were twenty-two passengers in
the St. Louis sleeper and nineteen in
the Chicago sleeper. Gallantly passing
the ladies in the car and preceded by
his unwilling assistants , who were com
pelled to turn up the lights , push back
the curtains of the berths and arouse the
sleeping passengers , the daring and
nervy scamp quickly went through the
two cars , securing in cash and jewelry
about $1,000 worth of plunder. After
securing the swag he forced the brakeman -
man to set the air-brakes , and at a point
between Haigler and Wrny he deliber
ately jumped from the train as it was
slowing up and escaped in the darkness.
These interesting proceedings were all
had and done without the knowledge of
Conductor C. W. Brouson , who was in
the smoker at the time and in blissful
ignorance of the affair until Porter Bell
informed him what had just transpired
m the Pullman cars. At the next sta
tion , Wray , the train was stopped and
the particulars were telegraphed to Mc
Cook , from which point instructions
were at once sent out dispatching posses
of men in various directions from Ben
kelman , Haigler and other points ; but
up to this writing the robber has not
been apprehended , notwithstanding
the Burlington authorities promptly an
nounced a reward of $1,000 for the capt
ure of the audacious rascal , or for his dead
The trainmen and passengers , though
laboring under keen excitement , were
able to give quite an accurate descrip
tion of the robber : About five feet eight
inches tall ; weighing 160 pounds ; wear
ing blue overalls , linen hat , striped over-
jacket. He is about 35 years of age ;
was dirty in appearance ; had brown hair ,
and a week's growth of beard on his face.
Opening of the Campaign.
The Republican county convention in
McCook , next Thursday afternoon , Sep
tember 2oth , will mark also the formal
opening of the Republican side of the
great campaign in Red Willow county.
At three o'clock in the afternoon , Hon.
William C. Amos , a Colorado speaker of
note and power , will address the people
an the real , living issues of the campaign
now in progress. Wherever he has ap
peared in the present campaign he has
made a strong and favorable impression
an his hearers , and he should be accord-
id a large and enthusiastic hearing on
the 20th in McCook. Let every delegate
to the county convention make an effort
to bring along to the convention a num
ber of neighbors. Infuse an active ele
ment of enthusiasm into this opening of
the campaign and thus start the good
work along with a vigorous rush.
It has been definitely settled that
there will be an afternoon meeting on
Roosevelt day , with able speakers. It is
expected that all of the nominees on the
Republican state ticket will be here
coming in on i at noon and going east
after the evening meeting.
In case the weather is favorable , it is
likely that the Roosevelt meeting will be
held in the open opposite the court
liouse ; if the weather will not permit of
in open-air meeting , it will be held in
the court-room , which will accommodate
perhaps twice the audience of any build
ing in the city.
It is expected that special rates and
trains will be secured on the railroad ,
ind announcements will be made as soon
is the arrangements can be definitely
School Supplies. .
Readers , Copy-Books , Slates &c. Not
i big stock , but prices right.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
Exclusive agents "F C" Corsets and
tVaists. Money back after four weeks
Tear if not satisfied. Prices 350 , SDC ,
F5C and $1.00. The Thompson Dry
A troop of over fifty Rough Riders
jrom Cambridge will be with us on
Roosevelt day , October ist.
There will be a hot time in McCook ,
Dctober the first. Get a Campaign Hat
Ten shades of Taffeta Silk at 650 yd at
rhe Thompson Dry Goods Co.
5co-page tablets for sc. Loar.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Go to Lear for window-glass.
Covered , double slates for loc. Loar.
The rainfall WHS .54 of an inch , Mon
Slates , tablets and school supplies at
Silver and Gilt Trimming Braids at
The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Pearl Edge Silk Braids in four widths
for trimming at The Thompson Dry
If you want a good Shirt you can get
it at Morgan's by buying the "Eclipse"
or "Monarch. "
It is expected that the troop of Rough
Riders from Curtis and vicinity will
number one hundred men.
Unheard of bargains in school sup
plies : soo-page tablets , sc ; double slates ,
covered , joe ; Lear , the druggist.
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
G. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
every month in Odd Fellows hall.
Mothers had better look us up for
children's fine Suits and Reefers.
MORGAN , The Leading Clothier.
Steel Grey and Black Brillinntines 6sc
yd ; Skirt from same to your measure
$3.50. The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
You know it ! Everist , Marsh & Co.
are at the head of the procession when
good meats are on parade. Try their
Among those drawn on the federal
grand jury to meet in Omaha , October
ist , are V. Franklin and A. F. Moore of
Remember the Bloomer Drill by the
Lady Maccabees , Thursday evening
next. Refreshments will be served.
Admission , 15 cents.
Now is the time to strike ! We have a
number of one and two-room remnant
patterns of wall-paper which we will sell
dirt cheap. D. W. Loar.
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. "
When looking for strictly pure spices
for making pickles , did .you ever stop to
think that the strictly pure kind goes
farther , tastes better and costs no more ?
Try McConnell & Berry and be con
Largest line of black and colored
Dress Goods 350 pieces. Sole agents
for celebrated Jamestown Worsted Mills
stylish , bright , everlasting Dress Fab-
ics. Prices from ice to $1.25. The
Phompson Dry Goods Co.
Republican Club Meets.
The Personal-Effort Republican club
icld a largely-attended meeting in the
, 'acant store-room of the Workman tem-
ale block on West Dennison street , Tues-
lay evening. Considerable interest and
inthusiasm were aroused and evinced
luring the session.
It was decided to organize a uniformed
narching club , and in a few minutes
some forty members were signed ; it is
: xpected that the membership will be
loubled in a few days. M. E. Wells ,
"oreman of the machine-shop and a for-
ner member of the Third regiment of
volunteer Rough Riders , was chosen
: aptain by a unanimous vote. A meet-
ng of the members of the marching club
was called for Wednesday evening at
aalf past seven , to decide upon the style
jf uniform and other preliminary details.
[ t is preposed to give the club a marked
military color. Captain Wells was au-
: horized to select and appoint a finance
: oinmittee of two to look after the fiuan-
: es of the club.
After some brief speech-making and
: he transaction of an item or two of
ausiness , the club adjourned to meet on
aext Tuesday evening in the same room.
The members of the marching club
leld their adjourned meeting , Wednes-
lay evening , and got down to solid
ausiness at once. For their uniform
.hey decided upon the regular campaign
iough Rider hat , a blue shirt and white
luck trousers ; a sword will be carried ,
i. B. Carlton and Gus Budig- were ap
pointed to constitute the uniform and
inance committee of the marching club ,
the club met in the Athletic ball park ,
ast evening , for regular drill , which
vill be actively continued therest of the
You can see our Dress Skirts in any
jathering , meet them on the street or
nspect 50 of them on our counter any
Jay. A skirt to your measure from any
Dress Goods in the store. The Thomp
son Dry Goods Co.
"Show me" a better Hat than the
"Tiger" sold only by Morgan.
Slates , tablets and school supplies at
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