The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, February 22, 1901, Image 1

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Miss JVIauiie Chandler was the hostess
at a charming high-five party , in which
a large company of young folks pnrtic-
pated at the houie of her 'sister , Mrs.
Arthur Barnett , Tuesday evening. The
invitations were issued to the young men ,
and read , "At home to jourself and
lady. "
High-five was the social diversion of
the evening , six tables engaging in the
game. Mrs. W. I ) . Mills won first prize ,
a silver napkin ring , engraved with parly
date and a hand with a " 5" on it. Mrs.
Mabel Strauahan and Miss Nelle Guun
cut for the boohy Mrs. Stranalian winn
ing a sugar beet.
The hall was iu red , and Miss Edna
Dixon presided at the punch-howl there
Lighted candles gave a cheery appea -
ance to all the rooms.
A three-course luncheon was served in
a very dainty manner. A carnation and
a duet of stuffed dates occupied a place
beside each plate.
It was an affair of most enjoyable par
ticulars throughout.
Tuesday evening , Mrs. C. M. Bailey
gave a crokinole party to a company of
young people in honor of her brother ,
William Fane of Sheridan , Wyoming.
Miss Olive Rittenhouse and Mr. C. C.
Northrup tied for the prize and the latter
won in the drawing but Miss Olive got
the prize. Light refreshments were
served , closing a pleasant social occas
Wednesday , Mrs. T. F. Rowell cele
brated a birthday anniversary , in the
afternoon , in a very happy manner
with the assistance of a number of
neighbors and friends. A carpet sewing
bee was the chief diversion of the after
noon. Refreshments were served. It
n was an enjoyable little neighborhood af
l fair.
Mrs. Anna Golfer entertained a com
pany of friends , Tuesday evening , at
high-five card playing. Refreshments
were also served and the evening was one
f marked social joy.
The Vestas have been responsible for
a number of social functions , this week ,
in "honor of Miss Delia Tartsch and Miss
Sara Cool.
The home of Engineer J. V. O'Connell
was the happy scene of a delightful party ,
Tuesday evening.
Youthful social devotees had parties
"too numerous to mention" , this week.
The Important Thing
In saving is how to make your sav
ings accumulate and multiply.
There is no savings institution so safe
or which multiplies savings so rapidly as
a good Building Association.
It is a model savings bank.
It is most economically managed.
It provides for the saving of money
usually squandered.
You get all that your money earns.
No commission paid to agents.
No preferred slock-liolders to reap the
cream of the profits.
The poor man's dollar is just as good
as the rich man's thousands.
See the Sec'y of the McCook CoOperative
ative Building & Savings Ass'n about
the new stock.
Au Fait Rummage Sale.
The ladies of the Au Fait club an
nounce their Rummage Sale as follows :
Sale will be held in the Workman temple
building , in the room formerly occupied
by McAdams , commencing on Saturday ,
March 2 , and continuing to Saturday ,
March gth. Will be held all day and
each evening. Coffee and sandwiches
will be served. The sale will be held in
the interest of the auditorium , and it is
to be hoped that the ladies will enjoy a
liberal patronage.
A Renter Wanted.
A good practical farmer to rent farm
four miles south and one mile west of
McCook on shares. Call on or address ,
W. N. CRATTY , McCook , Neb.
Farmer's Friend.
The hen , the farmer's friend , should be
well treated make money by using Mc-
Millen's Poultry Powder and Egg Pro
The McCook Athletic club will cele
brate its second anniversary in the club
rooms nest Saturday evening , March
and , nine o'clock. It will be a swell
affair , too.
The marriage of Engineer J. J. Mullen
and Miss Lizzie Ritchie of Sheridan ,
Wyoming , was among the happenings of
last week , in that burg.
Leslie Lear was quite painfully burned
about the face , Wednesday evening at
the Christian chnrch , by an explosion of
coal gas in the furnace.
ED. PATTERSON arrived in the city
Wednesday on No. I.
Miss DEM A TARTSCH departed , las
night , for her home in Plattsuiouth.
MRS H. C. UROWN of Holdrege was
the guest of Mrs. Frank Rank , Saturday
Mus. FRANK KENDLEN witnessed the
Fuller-Erb marriage , Wednesday , in
DAVR MAGNER returned home , Satur
day night from his trip to Omaha and
other points east.
MRS. M. M. DELHUNTY went east
this morning. Mrs. E. E. Saddler will
go tomorrow night.
MRS. VINA WOOD and Mrs. Lottie
Brewer attended the Fuller-Erb nuptials
in Akron , Wednesday.
A G. DOLE started out , Tuesday , on
a month's drive through the western
part of the state on business.
MRS. JOHN REAL returned , Friday
evening last , from visiting her daughter ,
Mrs. E. F. Caffrey , at Oxford.
MAYOR BARNETT went over to Curtis ,
Thursday , on business connected with
the purchase of another lumber yard.
MRS. L. M. COPELAND of Minden ar
rived in the city , Wednesday night , and
is the guest of her daughter , Mrs. J. G.
W. H. JACOBS received his house
hold goods from Atchison , Kansas , this
week , and the family is occupying part
of the C. G. Franklin home.
DR. W. V. GAGE was summoned up to
Benkelman in consultation with a local
physician over the case of Representative
Walker , who is sick with smallpox.
LEWIS LUDWICK has been admitted
to the Institute for the Blind at Nebraska
City , and it is expected to send him to
the institute about the first of March.
Miss DELIA TARTSCH of Plattsmouth
arrived in the city , last week , and has
been the guest of her brother , H. H.
Tartsch of F.J.Morgan's clothing house.
MRS. IDA BRACE of Holdrege was a
guest of Mrs. W. D. Burnett , part of last
and the present week. Mrs. Brace is
the widow of the late Engineer Sol
G. H. PALLADAY of Allerton , Iowa ,
arrived in the city , Wednesday night , to
look after the affairs of the late T. M.
Scott. Mr. PalTaday is the husband of
of the deceased's neice. He returned to
Iowa , last night.
J. B. MESERVE was up from Lincoln ,
early days of the week , returning home
sn 12 , Wednesday morning. Mrs.
Meserve came up , last Saturday noon ,
and is still the guest of her daughter ,
Mrs. F. M. Kimmell.
F. A. POTTER of Sheldon , Illinois , has
been operating here and thereabout with
two land-seekers from Illinois. Mr.
Potter is an immigration agent in the
Burlington employ. He owns real estate
up on the Imperial line , but is thinking
jf making his home here.
R. T. ELLER has been appointed gen-
; ral agent for the Self and Sex series of
books for boys aud girls and men and
women , for McCook , and will receive cr
iers for the books from our citizens. He
has also been assigned territory in other
fields near McCook. A. D. Weir goes to
ropeka , Kansas , as state agent for the
books in Kansas.
Parties who have not already contract-
id for sugar beet seed should see C. H.
Meeker at an early date.
1'hat sugar beet , so large and sweet ,
A "Rocky Ford , " we know it.
[ t is no fake , our wide-awake ,
Progressive farmers grow it.
We have the clime , the soil and time ,
To grow and well mature it ,
With water sure , we are secure
Our labor doth assure it.
We're in the game no odds the name ;
We have a trump we'll play it :
The trick we'll take , draw in the stake-
Leave those who will to pay it.
Come , take a hand. Procure your land ,
We think you'll not regret it.
Tis proper "sand" we've seen it "panned"
It's "pay" now , don't forget it.
Will Both Start Herds.
F. S. Wilcox and James Hatfield at
tended the great George J. Anstey of
Wassena , Iowa , sale of Herefords in
Omaha , last week , and each made pur-
: hases of the top animals at the top
price. Both bought two fine bulls and I
start herds on their ranches near
: his city. McCook is destined to become
famous as a great Hereford center.
Grade Herefords for Sale.
A number of grade Herefords for sale.
[ nquire of Witcox & FT.ITCRAFT.
Classes for beginners will be forme.t
in the City Hall preparatory school anc
in the South McCook school , Monday ,
March 4th , and parents who have child
ren whom they wish to enter schoolthis
spring , should pend them on that day
These classes will be open for pupils to
enter , however , during the two weeks
following , or until March i8th , but it is
urged upon parents for the children's
good and the good of the school , not to
enter them later than that date.
G. H. THOMAS , Superintendent.
The usual holiday , Washington's
Miss Mary Powers of the Eighth grade
went up to Trenton , last night , to spenc
the rest of the week at home.
Miss Clara Smith , formerly a teacher
in the Primary department of the Mc
Cook public schools , has resumed her
position as teacher in the Beatrice in
stitute for feeble-minded.
The report of the Holdrege public
schools for the month ending on Febru-
8th shows a total enrollment of 561
pupils in all grades , with an average at
tendance of 48 per cent The McCook
public schools for the half-month , end
ing on February ist , make the following
showing : Total enrollment , 694 ; aver
age total daily attendance , 618. Me-
Cook's enrollment exceeds that of Hol
drege by'133 , and her average attendance
is incomparably better. And yet the
1900 census gives Holdrege 60 more
population than McCook is credited
with !
Vault Broken Into.
The vault in the district court clerk's
office was broken into , between the
nours of eight and twelve , last Thurs
day night , and money in the total sum
of $170' stolen from a small tin box in the
vault. There were valuable papers in
the box to the value of about $1,200 , but
: hese were not disturbed. The thief
evidently knew the money was there and
was in a measure familiar with the habits
of the clerk. The day combination was
only on the vault , consequently it was
not difficult to open the same. The
clerks feel very confident that the thief
will in due time be brought to justice ,
and in this confidence the public will
sympathize with him.
Retain Old Officers.
The board of directors of the McCook
Building aud Savings association held
ts regular monthly meeting , Wednes
day evening.and besides dispatching the
regular business of the associations , re-
jlecled officers for the ensuing year , re-
aining all of the present officials , T. B.
Campbell , president ; J. A. Wilcox , vicc-
> resident ; F. A. Pennell , secretary ; W.
? . Lawson , treasurer.
The new series of stock , Az , opened on
February 2otb , met with quite a satis-
actory sale ; 165 shares have already been
aken , and the series will doubtless reach
} ver 200 within the present month.
Wanted !
Five hundred men who are working
in a salary , to invest five dollars' " a
month in the best paying Savings insti-
ution in Nebraska The McCook Co-
jperative Building & Savings Associ
ation. For particulars call on the secre-
ary at the First National Bank.
We Are Ready !
Our shelves are full of NEW wall-pa per.
We are preparing for the best wall-paper
season in the history of McCook. Our
ine will be bigger , handsomer than we
lave ever shown.
Farmer's Friend.
The hen , the farmer's friend , should be
well treated make money by using Mc-
Millen's Poultry Powder and Egg Pro
Soap ! Soap !
Kirk's "Juvenile" the 25-cent kind-
cve sell it for 15 cents.
Overcoats at DeGroff & Co.'s.
The Straight Front is the newest in
: orsets. You will find them at DeGroff
& Co.'s. .
No substitutions allowed at our store.
Prescriptions filled as written.
Conductors Bronson , McClure , Will-
: tts and Pope went down to Red Cloud ,
Chursday morning , to attend a com-
nandery meeting there.
If yon want'the beat and most for your
; oed money in the meat line don't do a
hipg bnt go to Chnrch & Marsh's
narket. They are it
WANTED : Farm of rich soil within
ive miles of McCook. Will buy , or
rade Indiana farm or business.
W. B. HAKTSR , Mexico , Indiana.
The 121 is about ready to go out on
the road ,
Machinist Peter Baukiu has retired
from the service.
Two new air motors have been re
ceived in ihe machine-shop.
Way-car 126 , damaged in the Hoi
brook accident , is on the track for re
Foreman F. C. Fuller spent Suudayin
Havelock with the family , as is hi
Brakeman L. M. Best has bought fron
Engineer G. A. Noren six lots in South
Coal Inspector F. P. Rugh was up fron
Lincoln , Tuesday , looking over the loca
coal supply.
Engineer J. J. Mullen and wife o
Sheridan are spending a month in Chicago
cage and St. Louis.
William Fane came down from Sheri
dan , close of last week , and has been
visiting his sister , Mrs. C. M. Bailey.
No. 56 , one of the new H-4 class en
gines , is in the shop for an overhauling ,
the first of the class to be in the shop.
Conductor S. E. Callen relieved Con
ductor A. P. Benne , part of the week
and Conductor Steve Dwyer had the 150.
Engineer J. M. Trammell Das movec
info the dwelling-house recently vacated
by Foreman M. E. Wells over on Mon
roe street.
Several thousand tons of coal were
stored in a pile at this place last fall ,
and the same is now being loaded in the
coal sheds.
James Barber of the store-house is
visiting friends in Lincoln , this week ,
laving gone down to the capital city on
Monday night.
Machinist John Stevens has sold his
jroperty on the hill to Machinist J. W.
huse , who will take possession about
March first. Mr. Stevens will seek em-
iloyment elsewhere.
Machinist Nick Fries was summoned
o Chicago , last week , by the death of
lis father , who was buried on Monday
of this week , after an illness of but five
lays. Mrs. Fries accompanied him.
Celestine Kendlen was one of" the
flower girls at the wedding of Engineer
fuller and Miss Erb in Akron , Wednes-
lay. It is described as having been a
very swell affair. Mr. Fuller is one of
be oldest engineers on the west end.
The wood yard is undergoing a gener
al cleaning up at the hands of the section
jangs. The chips are as deep as three
or four feet in some places , having ac-
umulated for almost twenty years. The
refuse is loaded on cars and shipped out
on the road for "filling-in" purposes.
Ou February 14 the Burlington rail
road sent an unusual valentine to the
Northern Pacific railroad at Billings ,
Montana. It was in the form of two
heavy trains carrying 556 passengers for
points in the North-West. This was the
first of the Tuesday excursions attracted
by the low rates.
Engineer Warren Fuller and Laura
E. Erb were married in Akron , Colorado ,
Wednesday of this week , the 2oth in
stant. The bride is a sister of T. A. Erb ,
manager of the Burlington eating-house
at Akron. She formerly lived here.
The groom is a well known engineer on
the west end. They will make their
home in Denver. The well wishes of
many attend them.
Trainmaster Kenyon departed ,
Wednesday night on 6. on a trip of obser
vation over the "Q" lines over in Iowa
and Illinois. Other Burlington train
masters will accompany him. They will
take notice of the manner of operating
trains on the company's lines in those
states to ascertain whether or not the
service in Nebraska can be improved by
any knowledge received therefrom.
The old stationary engine , recently
overhauled , has now been installed in
the flue department of the blacksmith-
shop. It has been styled "The Prairie
Queen" and Mack Hughes is as proud of
the "old girl" as a lord. She has per
formed good service for the past 18 years ,
and is good for that many years more.
The engine is working smoothly and
they expect to have the department in
operation , another week.
The Burlington has placed an order
with the Pullman Company for five din
ing cars. The cost of each car , includ
ing china , linen , silver et cetera , will
be about $20,000. Each of the cars will
have the new empire roof , and will seat
forty passengers. The furnishing will be
rich , yet severely plain. Instead of
using mirrors and filigree work to en
hance the appearance of the cars , the
tmilders will achieve the desired result
iy the liberal use of polished woods.
"Tom" Scott went the way of all flesh
at an early hour , Monday morning , afte
au illness of a few weeks. His last days
and weeks were made as comfortable am
easy as possible under the circumstances
as he had neither kith nor kin to minis
ter onto him in his last days , which were
full to the brim of human misery.
The remains were buried in Rivurview
cemetery , Tuesday morning at tei
o'clock , members of the local G. A. R
marching to the cemetery in a body , fol
lowing the remains. There were no
The deceased was a most eccentric
character , aud was knowu all over this
section of the state , being a resident o
this part of Nebraska for a quarter of a
century , coming here from Indianola
shortly after McCook was laid out as a
town. He was McCook's first post
master , and old citizens will recall his
characteristic conduct of the post-oflice
in the early days in his drug store the
little building now used by C. L. De
Groff& Co. for their clothing depart
He was a veteran and pensioner of the
civil war , although concerning his war
experiences as with his relatives and
personal affairs he was most reticent
and tactiturn. Most , if not all , of his
relatives had preceded him to the grave
He was a man of generous impulses , a
kind heart , and his own worst enemy.
Peace to his ashes.
[ THOMAS M. SCOTT was born in Nau-
vau , Illinois , January 26 , 1841 ; died in
McCook , Nebraska , February 18 , 1901.
Came to McCook in the summer of 1882 ,
and it is stated drove the first stake on
the town-site. He was an old veteran
of a good record , being captain of com
pany" ' in the ySth regiment of Illi
nois volunteers. His commission was
signed by Governor Richard Yates , who
jad a son in the same company. The
deceased was the last of the Scott fain-
ly- ]
Tuesday noou , William G. Wilson
massed away in his 8ist year , after a long
llness the encroachment of years.
? uneral services were conducted at the
residence on East Dennison street ,
Thursday morning , by Rev. J. W.
Walker of the Christian church , neigh-
jors aud friends attesting their sympathy
and respect by attendance in numbers ,
interment followed in the Riverview
cemetery. Mrs. J. E. Snider , a daughter
rom Lincoln , attended the funeral from
"Dad" Wilson numbered
away. many
riends among his wide acquaintance ,
ind all will join us expressions of sym-
[ WILLIAM G. WILSON was born in
Williamsport , Pennsylvania , April 25111 ,
820 ; died in McCook , Nebraska , Feb-
uary igth , 1901 , after a lingering illness ,
une I4th , 1842 , he was united in niar-
iage with Mary Matilda Groom. The
leceased is survived by the wife and six
hildren. Deceased moved to Iowa in
855 and from there to Nebraska in 1884 ,
ind has been a resident of McCook for
most of the time since , having lived in
vincoln , a short time before coming
iere. ]
For every kindness and assistance
vouchsafed during the illness and after
he death of our husband and father
ve are profoundly grateful. Signed :
Very deep and sincere sympathy goes
out from all hearts to Conductor and Mrs.
A. P. Benne in the death of their infant
on , Alfred Lete , aged about four
months , whose sweet young life went
out at an early hour on Sunday morning ,
after an illness of but a day or t\vo with
Services were conducted at the home ,
Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock by
lev. Father Blanderfield , after which
he remains were interred in Calvary
emetery. The brief services at home
ind grave were attended by many neigh-
> ors and friends , whose hearts have been
profoundly touched by the sudden sor-
ow and keen bereavement that have so
uickly and unexpectedly come to this
evoted home.
L. L. Williams of Eau Claire , Wiscon-
in , father of Mrs. Benne , Mrs. J. R.
Phelan of Alliance , sister of Mr. Benne ,
nd Mrs. Agnes Barker of Chicago , at-
ended the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. Benne are deeply grate-
ul for eyery neighborly and friendly
tindness and assistance rendered.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
ahiloh Elledge , this morning.
Today is a holiday for most of the
A large assortment of Stock Foods and
Poultry Supplies at McMillen's.
Go to Loar's for pure drugs.
Take your prescriptions to Loar.
It's sure McMillen's Cough Cure.
Loar's prices are right. Try him.
Alfalfa seed for sale. C.G.GouEEN.
For clothing go to DeGroff & Co.'s.
Dr. Seymour , eye specialist , here Fri
day , March 8.
Don't fail to see the bargains in WallPaper -
Paper at Loar's.
Coal hod and shovel for 15 cents at S.
M. Cochran & . Co.'s.
You can phone your orders to S. M.
Cochran & Co. for alfalfa hay.
At night ring the door bell at Loar's
store aud the clerk will do the rest.
William A. Kizer , who is credited to
McCook , has been appointed a postal
Simpson's Silk-Finished Foulards at
6c in twenty patterns at The Thompson
Dry Co.
Nuns' Veilings in black , in soft cream ,
in dainty pink , and light blue , at The
Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Dr. Seymour , the Lincoln eye , ear ,
nose and throat specialist , here Friday ,
March 8 , at Commercial hotel.
Dressy , well-made Dress Skirts to your
measure from $2.50 up for all wool , at
The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
G. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
every month in Odd Fellows hall.
Commencing with February i8th , the
Blue Front livery barn , phone 36 , will
respond to all calls for the city bus.
Call and get prices. Cane seed , seed
oats and corn at lowest prices.
Clubs contemplating assisting the
auditorium committee are requested to
consult and advise with Secretary Stay-
The Masons conferred the. Ma3ter-de-
jree upon Engineer C. G. Franklin ,
Tuesday night , and finished up with a
Albatross Dress Goods in black , in
vhite and iu soft shades for Dresses and
Shirt Waists , at The Thompson Dry
Goods Co. i
A. M. Wilson of the electric light
> lant force has purchased the lot over
n Melvin street , just south of F. P.
Allen's home.
Celebrated "F. C. " corset for sale .
nly by The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
loney back after four weeks' wear if
ot satisfied.
From and after the i8lh , phone 36 ,
lie Blue Front livery barn , for all calls
or the city bus. Meets all trains and
oes to any part of the city.
It is stated that Harry Fisher , who de-
arted for Denver , this week , after retiring - '
tiring from the Kellogg barber-shop ,
leaves behind him creditors to the ex
tent ofabout $100.
Commencing with next Monday , Feb
ruary iSth , the city bus will be in charge
of W. H. Ackerman of the Blue Front
livery. Call up phone 36. Calls an
swered for all trains to any part of the
Remember the date of Drs. Seymour
and William's visit here , if you wish to
see them , as they will remain only one
day , coming by special request , but will
give free consultation to all who call at
that time.
C. D. Custer has purchased the F. C.
Kellogg barber-shop , which has been
leased by Harry Fisher , and on the first
of this week moved into the same. He
still occupies his old shop for sleeping
purposes. Here's success to him.
Dr. Seymour , the noted Lincoln eye
specialist , who paid McCook a visit
about a year ago , will make a one day
visit here , Friday , March 8. He will be
accompanied by Dr. Williams , the ear ,
nose and throat specialist , who was with
him at the time of his last visit. They
will have rooms at the Commercial hotel.
E. E. Rogers , who recently sold his
farm to B. C. Shelley , has decided not
to leave Red Willow county , and has
purchased the C. H. Meeker farm on the
Oberlin road , a mile or two south of the
city. The price paid is $3,200. Mr.
Rogers is one of the solid men whom we
ire pleased to learn will stay with us
The night man at the electric light
plant wanted to awake the day man at
six o'clock , Wednesday morning , and as
the usual alarm failed to work or produce
the desired result , he tied down the
( Thistle , which caused many to tnrn out
thinking it was a fire alarm. We'll ex
cuse him this time , but won't be respon
sible for his well-being on a repetition
of the act.