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NINETEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , SEPTEMBER 21 , 19OO. NUMBER 19
The County Convention.
Every precinct in the county was rep
resented by good delegatoins in the Re
publican county convention , yesterday
afternoon , in the court-house , and the
proceedings were characterized by har
mony and a winning interest.
Chairman Babcock of the county cen
tral committee called the convention to
order and Secretary Gray read the call.
R. P. High , the old war-horse from
Lebanon was called to the temporary
chairmanship and Charles Skallu , the
stalwart young German from Bondville
was made secretary. *
There being no contests , the creden
tials filed were adopted by the conven
tion as the properly authenticated list of
delegates of the convention.
The temporary was made the perm
anent organization of the convention.
Delegates present were allowed to cast
the full vote of the precincts they repre
Dr. J. E. Hathorn of Hartley was unan
imously re-nominated for representa
tive of the 6sth district. The doctor ,
briefly acknowledged the honor and
promised , with his experience , to give
better service than that given during his
An effort was made to re-nominate W ,
R. Starr by acclamation. Meanwhile
H. W. Cole and H. W. Keyes were
placed in nomination. Mr. Keyes' name
was withdrawn. A call of precincts was
had on the motion to nominate by accla
mation , 74 voting for the motion and 55
against. Mr. Starr delivered an address
of considerable warmth , after which the
convention proper adjourned and the
Second commissioner district got togeth
er and re-nominated Henry Crabtree , he
receiving 27 out of 36 votes in the dis
At the close of the convention , Hon.
W. C. Amos of Denver took the attention
and interest of the delegates and others
assembled to hear his speech. It was
ri the opening speech of the campaign on
the Republican side in Red Willow coun
ty , and he struck the keynote forcefully
and artistically. Mr. Amos covered the
entire range of the issues of the cam
paign in a vigorous , logical and able
manner. He urged Republicans to a
passion for patriotism and work for suc
cess. He claimed that Colorado would
at the coming election move out onto
the boulevard of Republicanism from
the slums of Fusion. He referred to the
fact that America is loaning Euiope
money and claimed that this country is
the humane hope of the world , having
the sinews of war and being in the po
sition of peace-maker with power to
compel peace among the nations of the
world and submission of international
questions to arbitration. Referring to
the fact that Mr. Bryan had declined to
answer the question , suggested that
every Republican newspaper in America
ought to keep standing in a prominent
place in their columns the question : "If
you are elected president , will you pay
national obligations in gold ? or in sil
ver ? or in both gold and silver ? " He
touched upon expansion , militarism in a
comprehensive style and throughout his
speech exhibited a most interesting
knowledge of his subjects and ability to
handle them with convincing skill.
The McCook glee club sang a number
of campaign songs to the great apprecia
tion of the gathering.
Are Uneasy About Them.
It will be remembered by many of our
readers that August Kalstedt , who for a
number of years carried on a tailoring
business in our city , moved from here to
Oalveston , Texas , with his family , and
that he was in that city when the terri
ble catastrophe overtook it , about two
weeks since. As no word has been heard
from them since , his friends and rela
tives are becoming much concerned.
His brother , Andrew Anderson of Grant
precinct , has about given up all hope.
Last Saturday evening , at the home of
the bride's parents , Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam P. Elmer of Red Willow precinct ,
Louis Longnecker and Nellie R. Elmer ,
two sterling and highly esteemed young
people of that section , were united in
marriage by Rev. J. W. Walker of this
city , in the presence of the near friends
and relatives of the young couple. THE
TRIBUNE extends congratulations.
Seed Rye .for Sale.
Seed rye for sale. Inquire of
\ FRED CARRTJTH.
Ball and Bat Free.
To the boy who buys a suit of clothes
at $2.50 or up at DeGroff & Co.'s.
Have you seen the new "Duulap" or
"Knox" Hats for this fall ? If not , you
can at Morgan's.
There will "be a hot time in McCook ,
October the first. Get a Campaign Hat
Ferris Corset Waists at The Thompson
Dry Goods Co.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
MRS. N. A. NEWKIRK and Vera re
turned borne , Saturday on No. I.
J. T. McCLURE of Beaver City was in
the city , Monday , on legal business.
MRS. A. BARNETT went in to South
Omaha , Monday morning , on a visit.
F. S. VAHUE is visiting in Allegan ,
Michigan. Will be absent about a
Miss MAY STANGLAND commenced
teaching in the Kummer district on
V. FRANKLIN of the Citizens bank
has been in Lincoln on business , part of
Mns. CROFT , nee Miss Grace Torbert ,
was the guest of Mrs. Ed Flitcraft , early
in the week.
MlSSKlTTlESTANGLAND departed on
Monday morning for Lincoln to enter
the state university.
W. C. BULLARD was out from Omaha ,
Saturday , looking after his business
interests in this city.
.HARRY CAMPBELL was up from
Franklin academy , Saturday and Sun
day , visiting the home folks.
L A. MANSUR and family departed ,
overland , Saturday , to look up a new
location and home in Oklahoma.
FRANK SEELEY of Fairfield returned
home , Tuesday morning on 2 , after a
brief but tender mission in the city.
S. R. SEAMANDS of Beatrice , a former
resident of our city , spent a day or two
here , this week , on business matters.
DR. AND MRS. W. V. GAGE have been
spending the week visiting her parents
in Alliance. They will arrive home on
M. C. MCCONNELL , a brother of Mrs.
Albert McMillen , was down from Tren
ton , Wednesdaj' , on a short visit , re
turning home , yesterday.
MRS. GEORGE ENOCH returned , Sun
day on 6 , from Denver. On Wednesday ,
Mr. Enoch and wife departed for Wis
consin , to visit his folks.
H. P. SuTTON was in Omaha , Sunday ,
and secured a fine contract for Ak-Sar-
Ben week. He went in on 6 , Saturday
night , and returned home on 3 , Sunday.
MR. AND MRS. W. G. MANSPEAKER
of Culbertson were down to hear the
band concert , last Saturday evening , and
saw the unannounced fire-works as well.
They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
DR. E. H. WATERS and family expect
to move to Oxford , in the near future , to
engage in his professional work and to
make that their future home. A large
circle of McCook friends and admirers
will regret the leaving.
MRS. E. T. GALLAGHER and daughter
Eva arrived on 2 , Saturday morning ,
from Denver , where they have been vis
iting during the summer. After visiting
in this vicinity about a week , they will
proceed to their Iowa home in Clear-
MRS. PETER BOYLE , who has been
the guest of her son Charles , for a few
days , departed for her home in Denver ,
yesterday on i. Mrs. Boyle has been
visiting her daughter Bertha down in
Thayer county , during a good part of
J. C. ALLEN of Monmouth , 111 , spent
Saturday in the city , seeing old friends ,
on his way to Colorado on a visit. J. C.
still has a soft spot in his heart for Mc
Cook , and finds it not easy to wean him
self away from Nebraska and her free ,
MR. AND MRS. J. C. EISELE of Otoe
county arrived in the city , Tuesday
night , to surprise her brother , J.H. Berge ,
and sister , Mrs. A. R. Clark. As Mr.
Berge has moved to Washington and
Mrs. Clark is visiting over in Kansas ,
the surprise is clearly on Mrs. Eisele.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN FARLEY and
Miss Mary came in from Sheridan ,
Wyoming , last Friday night , on a brief
visit , on their way to their future home
in Denver. They were guests of James
McAdams , leaving for Denver , Satur
day night. He has disposed of his Wy
oming interests. They were early-day
residents of McCook.
MRS. H. H. MILLER entertained the
Kappa Sigma Kappas and their hus
bands at her home , last Friday evening ,
very handsomely. It was in the nature
of a farewell. A piece of elegant chinaware -
ware was presented Mrs. Miller by the
members of the club and their husbands.
Mrs. Miller will visit her mother and
sister in Lincoln a while before joining
her husband in Denver.
You should go to C.L.DeGroff & Co.'s
and see the many pretty things they are
receiving for fall and winter.
"Show me" a better Hat than the
"Tiger" sold only by Morgan.
A very charming nuptial event was
consummated in the Congregational
church , Wednesday evening , when Mr.
Walter Stokes and Miss Maud Wood of
our city were united in marriage in the
presence of about 150 guests.
At the appointed hour , eight o'clock ,
Rev. W. J. Turner , the groom and best
man , J. M. Henderson Jr. , entered from
the vestry and assumed positions in front
of the altar , the bride on the arm of her
brother , Arthur Wood , preceded by the
ushers and accompanied by her brides
maids , approaching from the vestibule.
A flower-girl , little Marjorie Schobel ,
preceded the bride and strewed flowers
along the aisle. J. G. Schobel presided
at the organ , playing Lohengrin's wed
ding march as the bridal party entered
the church and "Staendchen" from
Schubert's serenade during the entire
ceremony. The wedding was according
to the solemn and impressive and beau
tiful ring ceremony , Arthur Wood , the
brother ; giving a.vay the bride ; J. M.
Henderson , Jr. , being ring-beaier.
The bride was handsomely gowned in
silk muslin over white taffeta ; bodice cut
high and long sleeves ; skirt en train ;
yoke and lower part of sleeves of silk
drawn work ; trimming of white satin
ribbon , white pearl passementerie and
accordion pleating ; wore a veil of white
silk muslin and carried a large bouquet
of white carnations. The groom was
conventionally dressed in black.
Miss Maude Doan and Miss Nina Doan
were the bridesmaids : Miss Maude wore
a pretty pink silk mull and carried a
large bouquet of pink carnations. Miss
Nina's gown was of light blue silk ; she
carried a large bouquet of white carna
Mr. Roy Kleven , Mr. Rufus Carlton
and Mr. Scott Doan were ushers.
The decorations were in white and
yellow. The altar was banked with a
profusion of palms and ferns.
After the ceremony , the bridal party
escorted the happy couple to the home
of the bride's mother , where an elegant
wedding supper was daintly served the
bridal party and a few near friends and
relatives. The tables were beautifully
set that of the bride being especially
rich and tasteful in decoration.
The list of presents embraces many
lovely , rich and useful gifts.
The Awl-Os club , of which the bride
is a member , attended and sat in a body.
The young people have gone to house
keeping in apartments in W. F. Everists'
Mr. Stokes , a brother of the groom ,
and wife , of Akron , Mrs. Frank Harris
of Denver , and Miss Jennie McClung of
Indianola were present from out of
THE TRIBUNE extends heartiest con
A Tea Party.
Mrs. A. J. Chambers gave a tea party ,
Tuesday evening , to a large company of
lady and gentleman friends. The party
was in the nature of a farewell In honor
of Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Badcon , who de
part on Monday for Lexington to attend
the West Nebraska conference. It was
a most felicitous event.
The "Bloomer" Drill.
The "Bloomer" drill by the Lady
Maccabees , last night , was a "blooming"
success , an artistic and a financial suc
cess. The drill was handsomely done
and the ladies vociferously encored.
Refreshments were served.
Fall Opening : Display ,
Opening display of fall and winter
millinery.all the latest ideas in dress and
street hats and the newest things in
gloves , Wednesday , September 26.
MRS. M. M. DELHUNTY.
Choice Rooms to Rent.
Two choice furnished rooms with heat
and light for 2 or 3 gentlemen. Inquire
at R. B. Archibald's , opposite West
We appreciate the liberal patronage
in our Dress Skirt department. 40 to 50
constantly made up ready to wear $2.50
up ; or your choice of any dress goods in
stock to 3Tour measure , at same price as
stock skirts. The Thompson D. G. Co.
They say that Oem Paul has deserted
his old place of business and is probably
coming to America ; but Everist , Marsh
& Co. are still doing business at the old
stand , and selling the best the market
can produce in their line.
Miss Boiler , an experienced trimmer
from St. Joseph , arrived in the city ,
Monday evening , and has charge of the
trimming department in Mrs. Saddler's.
See announcement of opening in this
Full line of Children's Fleece-Lined
Underwear for every age. Prices from
170 to 450 at The Thompson Dry Goods
Say , Mister ! Have you seen the loud.
Sox at Morgan's ? They just arrived. I
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Three sections of No. I , Wednesday.
Engineer Pat Timblin was over from
Oberlin , Kansas , Saturday.
C. M. Kent and bride have gone to
house-keeping in the J. E. Beyrer dwell
Engineer and Mrs. Hugh Brown re
turned , Wednesday night , from their
J. W. Eastman has moved into the
Waters residence , west of the Catholic
Trainmaster and Mrs. W. W. Josselyn
of Orleans heard the band , Saturday
Two hundred cords of ties were de
stroyed at Oxford , Saturday night
Richard Banta of" Oxford took the
student's examination at headquarters ,
Dispatcher and Mrs. T. B. Campbell
went up to Benkelman , Tuesday night ,
to witness the marriage of his brother
Conductor J. E. Beyrer was down from
Denver , Wednesday and Thursday , ar
ranging to ship his goods to Denver , his
J. G. Schobel went on as night caller ,
Monday night , vice Ernest Cordeal , who
returned to the state university at Lin
coln , this week.
Yardmaster F. E. Kidder's little boy
fell into a fire-pit at Oxford and was
quite painfully burned , Sunday evening
a week ago.
Roy Smith was down from Denver ,
Saturday and Sunday , coming down on
6 , Friday night , and returning to his
position on 3 , Sunday night.
Every railroad man will appreciate
President McKinley's truthful statement :
"The more you use the freight car the
ofteueryou see the pay-car. "
J.J. Moore , night foreman , has gone
to Cheyenne to work. Mrs. Moore will
follow him soon. Conrad Brening has
been promoted to his position.
Matthew Farrell arrived from Parsons ,
Kansas , Friday night last , and on Mon
day entered the boilermaker's gang. He
is a nephew of Mrs. Mary Mullen.
Conductor Al Sharp came down from
Pueblo , Colorado , last Friday morning ,
on a short visit to Western division
friends. He is enjoying a lay-off of ten
Roadmaster Sam Rogers has sold his
residence to N. J. Johnson of Grant pre
cinct , and will give possession soon.
Sam expects to build himself a new
home in due time.
W. H.Johnston , chief clerk to Master
Mechanic Archibald , departed on Sun
day for Grinnell , Iowa , where he was on
Wednesday night united in marriage to
Miss Blanche Peck.
Thursday evening , Mrs. M. O. McClure -
Clure gave a farewell party in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beyer. Games of vari
ous kinds were indulged in. Dainty re
freshments were served , and the evening
passed all too soon in a very pleasant
Matthew Lavvritson is being warmly
congratultted upon his promotion a
worthy and deserved one to the chief
clerkship in Sup't Campbell's office.
Mr. Lawritsou has filled with credit
every position he has ever assumed in
the Burlington service ; this will be no
The Omaha Bee of Sunday contains
the following special from Cheyenne :
A member of a prominent contracting
firm now in Cheyenne says the line of
the Burlington will be extended on west
from Guernsey to Salt Lake at once.
He says the representatives of several
large railroad contracting concerns have
just returned from a trip over the route
of the proposed road and are arranging
to submit bids for the work. The entire
line has been surveyed , grade stakes set
and the building of the road authorized
from Guernsey to a point near the Wa-
satch mountains , where a large force of
surveyors is now at work seeking a prac
ticable route through the range to Salt
Lake in the vicinity of the crossing over
the Big Sandy river in Sweetwater coun
ty f Wyoming. A branch line has been
surveyed to the Jackson's Hole country
and on to the southern limits of the Yel
lowstone park. This line will also be
built at once and will open to settlement
one of the largest tracts of irrigable land
to be found anywhere in the west , there
being upwards of 200,000 acres.
Ladies' Jackets from $3.75 to $10.00 ;
Capes from $2.00 to $ ro.oo ; Children's
Jackets from $1.50 to $5.00 ; at The
Thompson Dry Goods Co.
No , my son , the attic space for rent ,
nor the amount of scrip in one's purse ,
do not make the man nor the woman.
Corn , 370. ; oats , 300. ; delivered to any
part of the city. Terms strictly cash ,
tf. F. C. KELLOGG & Co.
The Nazareth Knit Waist for boys and
girls at The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Use McMillen's sarsaparilla for the
The Commercial House Fire.
Last Saturday night , between nine
and ten o'clock , the common fear of
this community that the big frame Com
mercial hotel will some day go up ir
flame and smoke came startliugly near
realization. Only the prompt and heroic
work of the fire department prevented
the utter destruction of that large build
ing and probably of much other proper
ty. The boys are to be warmly congrat
ulated upon their very effective work.
The streets and stores down-toxvn
were filled with people and the baud
was assembling for the weekly concert ,
when the alarm of fire rang out clear
and strong on the cool evening air. In
a very short time , despite the hindering
crowds in the streets , both of the hose
companies had responded to the alarm
and were playing streams of water on
The fire started in the kitchen addi
tion , up-stairs , presumably from the
kitchen flue , and beinj : located between
the roof and ceiling and between the
weather-boarding and walls was a diffi
cult one to locate and reach. By hard
and persistent work , however , the fire
men confined the flames to the roofs and
upper stories of the kitchen and dining-
room additions. No damage was caused
the main building and north addition
save by water and smoke.
The damage to the hotel , by fire ,
smoke and water is placed at $800. The
building is insured for $5,500. The
damage to furniture is given as $250 ,
with an insurance of $2,500 amply covers.
( The furniture loss was adjusted in a few
minutes , Tuesday , and prompt settle
ment made. ) There was practically no
loss to guests or employes.
The management was able to sleep
the guests of the house without inter
ruption , and on Thursday the repairs to
the dining-room had progressed far
enough to make it possible to resume
the regular table service of the house.
Promptly on Monday morning , a force | <
of carpenters and plasterers went to
work on the repairs to the hotel and the
operations are being pushed along with
vigor and all haste. Indeed , with the
exception of the few days the dining-
room was closed , the regular operations
of the hotel have obtained.
All concerned are to be congratulated
on the fortunate outcome of what at
times threatened to become a destruct
Frank Smith , one of the pipemen of
No. 2 was slightly overcome by the
smoke and exertion , but shortly re
The department worked under the ad
vantage of a fine water pressure from
start to finish. This pressure could have
been improved somewhat had one of the
connections been made at the corner of
Dodge and Marshall instead of at Dennison -
nison and Main. The Dodge-Marshall
connection would have been much
shorter and at the same time would have
had the extra advantage of being at
tached to the main supply pipe.
Secured the Honors.
The Nebraska Brigade band of our city i ,
has secured a desirable contract for Ak-
Sar-Ben week in Omaha and will depart
for that city , next Tuesday night on No.
S , returning home on 3 , Saturday night.
The boys will provide the musical pro
gramme for the grand ball of Friday
night of Ak-Sar-Ben week , the honor
musical contract of the week , and they
feel quite elated over the fact , which
carries with it all the more honor and
satisfaction to the boys when it is known
thatBellstedt's famous concert band will
be in Omaha , that week , giving concerts.
The Brigade band will also appear in a
number of the parades of the week.
A Farewell Party.
Miss Jeanette Dutton and Miss May
Hileman gave a farewell party at the
home of the former on Tuesday evening ,
in honor of Harry Troth , who left , this
week , to make his home in Pennsyl
vania. The gathering was a very happy
one , only marred by the fact that it was
a farewell and not a welcome party.
Refreshments were served.
Celery Seed , Cinnamon , Cloves , Al-
spice , Mustard , Chili Colorow , Pepper ,
Sage &c. , insure better results than infer
ior grades. Try ours.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
Readers , Copy-Books , Slates &c. Not
a big stock , but prices right.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
We want to close out every roll of
wall-paper now on hand. Come in and
see how much money you can save by
papering your rooms now.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
' if ' about
We're pleased you're particular
your coal , because we know we can please
you. W. C. BULLARD & Co.
500-page tablets for 50. Loar.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Go to Lear for window-glass.
Covered , double slates for loc. Loar.
Slates , tablets and school supplies at
The new Corset Hose Supporters at
The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Gertie Morrow has succeeded Mrs ,
Lillian McCarl in J. E. Kelley's office.
Let Milliard's furnish you your coal for
this winter. They will treat you right.
If you want a good Shirt you can get
it at Morgan's by buying the "Eclipse"
or "Monarch. "
A new moon and a stnr visible at
noon , with a bright sun , was an unusual
spectacle , Wednesday.
Now it's our turn ; the ice man has had
his. Now is the time to buy coal and
the place is Bullard's.
Unheard of bargains in school sup
plies : soo-page tablets , sc ; double slates ,
covered , roc ; 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.
There are always enough of us left to
welcome all the prodigals back ; and like
the traditional feline , they always come
Just received new line of German
Calico Wrappers , Flannelette Wrappers ,
Saline Wrappers at TheThompbon Dry
Now is the tune to strike ! We have a
number of one and two-room remnant
patterns of wall-paper which we will sell
Jirt cheap. D. W. Loar.
"A bird in hand is worth two in a
bush. " Lay in your winter's supply of
coal before the strike raises prices. Eul-
lard's have a complete stock.
"F. C. " Corsets in 14 styles , from 350
Lo $1.00. Money back after four weeks'
wear if dissatisfied. For sale only by
The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
The speech by Congressman Howard
of Alabama in the opera-house , Wednes
day night , was the ablest Mid-Road pre
sentation of political doctrine ever heard
The people will have the best and
won't be satisfied with anything less ; so
3. M. Cochran & Co. have gotten on an-
ather shipment of that unequalled antirust -
rust tinware. It's "it. "
On the first of the coming month , C.
2. Rethemeyer , the candy kitchen man ,
, vill move up Main street into the build-
ng lately vacated by J. G. Schobel. The
oem is now being repaired.
The county commissioners were in
icssion , Tuesday , transacting business
vhich will be found in another column
> f this issue. Their next regular meet-
ng will be held on October zd.
When looking for strictly pure spices
"or making pickles , did you ever stop to
; hink that the strictly pure kind goes
arther , tastes better and costs no more ?
Dry McConneli & Berry and be con
There may be some uncertainty about
; he result of the coming election , but on
: he meat question there is no room for
mcertainty. Everist , Marsh & Co.
nake it their special business to keep
for sale only the best in their line.
The only trouble isjto keep them made
up fast enough those Bed Comforts of
aurs. They carry them off almost with-
Dut waiting for the finishing touch ! No
wonder ! 14 yards of cloth in them ; 6
big Cotton Batts ( our kind ) ; well tied
and hemmed ; for $1.65 to $2.25.
THE THOMPSON DRY GOODS Co.
The month of Septemberwhich marks
the beginning of our fifth season in Mc
Cook , has recorded a distinct increase in
our growing business over last Septem
ber. We attribute this pleasant fact to a
general recognition of our methods and
service. We shall continue with the
same progressive methods , so helpful to
effective buying and aggressive selling.
Thanking the general public for its
co-operation in the past , we solicit its
continuance and promise to increasingly
merit the same by sharing every advant
age that comes from it.
THE THOMPSON DRY GOODS Co.
per Geo. E. Thompson.
September 20 , 1900.
The shirt-waist proposition will be a
pressing one , next summer , but the
question of securing good meats is an
swered every day at Everist , Marsh &
You pay no more for absolutely pure
spices and flavoring extracts than for
adulterations. Try ours ; you'll use no
other. MCCONNELL & BERRY.
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