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NINETEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY. NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 15 , 19OI. NUMBER 44
A Love Feast.
The Republican city prinmry election
held in the city hall , last evening , was a
regular love feast , so harmonious and
unanimous were its proceedings from
start to finish.
The primary was called to order by
Comnmteeman C. B Gray and J. E.
Kelley was placed in the chair , with J.
R. McCarl as .secretary.
Mayor Barnett , in a happy speech ,
placed C. E. Kldred in nomination for
mayor , and the selection was made by
acclamation. Similar action was taken
on the rest of the ticket , all the present
officers being unanimously renominated :
E.J. Wilcox , city clerk ; A. C. Ehert ,
city treasurer ; L. C. Dole , city engineer ;
W. S. Perry , councilman , First ward ; R.
M. Osborn , councilman , Second ward ;
R. B. Archibald and E. II. Doan , mem
bers of board of education.
Chairman Kelley was given authority
to name the members of the Republican
city central committee , and he an
nounced the re-apnointment of the old
committee , as follows : A. Uarnett , ist
ward , ist precinct ; C B. Gray , ist ward ,
2nd precinct ; F. M. Rathbun , 2nd ward ,
ist precinct ; R. B. Carlton.2nd ward ;
2nd precinct. The central committee
was authorized by the primary to fill any
vacancies which may occur on ticket.
A dj o u r n ed.
The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Aus
tin C. Marsh , south-east of the city , was
the joyous scene of a happy marriage ,
Thursday night , when their daughter ,
Miss Mary C , and Frank S. Lofton of
Gerver precinct , were made husband and
wife in the presence of about twenty-five
relatives , neighbors and near friends ,
Rev. W. J. Turner of the Congregational
church officiating , the ceremony taking
place at 7:30.
A marriage supper followed the cere
mony , and after congratulations and a
social period , the happy couple departed
for their home over in Gerver precinct ,
with the heartiest and warmest well-
wishes of many friends.
The bride and groom are both well
known to most of our readers as most
excellent and sterling young people.
Quite a number of useful and pretty
gifts were bestowed upon the young
Our Next Mayor.
The Republicans of McCook are fort
unate in their selection of a candidate
for mayor , in the choice of Charles E.
Eldred , who was unanimously named in
the primary , last evening. Mr. Eldred
is one of the rising young .lawyers of
South-Western Nebraska , clean and
able , and his vertebrae articulate in such
a responsible manner as to make him
excellent material for a progressive and
efficient mayor of this up-to-date little
city. His election is certain.
The other candidates are all re-nomi
nations , are men who have won their
spurs in the service. The election of
each and all of them is assured.
Dr. Corkins , the eye specialist who
has had his office the last week at the
Commercial and who has been kept so
busy correcting the eye defects of many
citizens of McCook and vicinity , has , at
the request of a number of our citizens ,
who could not avail themselves of his
service during his first week here , de
cided to remain in the city a few days
"Skirt makers to the Queen. " We
continue to occupy that position by
reason of reliability and tasteful work
and because of our great variety of dress
goods from which you can have a ready-
to-wear dress skirt to your measure.
All-wool from $2 50 up. Large line of
wash skirts. The Thompson Dry Goods
I Children's Sun Bonnets of solid
colored percales , with ruffles and draw
h. string , for 20 cents at The Thompson
. Dry Goods Co. Ladies' Bonnets 25 cents.
WANTED : Farm of rich soil within
five miles of McCook. Will buy. or
trade Indiana farm or business.
W. E. HARTER , Mexico , Indiana.
The Franklin Academy Glee club will
appear in our city on the evening of
April gth. Fuller particulars later.
Roadmaster Sam Rogers is entertain
ing a brother aud wife for ten days , the
guests arriving on Wednesday. ]
Ladies' knit knee pants with lace edg
ing for 25 cents at The Thompson Dry
When you paint your house , carriage
or barn , buy the best paint from H. P.
Ladies' light weight long sleeve vests
at 25 cents at The Thompson Dry Goods
Those 25 cent window shades are all
right at the Bee Hive.
The latest in ladies' neckwear at the
Thompson Dry Goods Co.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
MRS. AGNES BARKKR is spending a
few days of this week in Denver.
MRS. J. W. LINE arrived home , Mon
day night on 6 , from visiting in Denver
Miss EDNA DIXON entertained the
"Awls" handsomely , Tuesday evening.
II. W. Coi.E attended the Scottish
Rite convention in Omaha , part of the
MRS. N. N. VAN SICKI.E of Orleans
visited her daughter , Mrs. Clarence En-
low , Wednesday.
MISS CASSITV arrived from St. Louis
on 3 , Thursday night , and will trim for
Mrs. Delhunly , this season.
MRS. J. J. McCoy has been down from
Frontier county"since last week , guest
of her father , Frank Stilluian.
MR. AND MRS. H , T. CHURCH re
turned , Thursday on No. I , from their
visit of six weeks in Wisconsin.
MR. AND MRS. C. L. DEGROFF and
Master Weller of Nebraska City are
spending a few days in the city.
MKS. C. II. MEEKER departed , Tues
day night on 3 , for Pasadena , California ,
where she expects to make her parents
a long visit.
O. W. DEWALD of the Trentou Reg
ister , one of the creditable newspapers
of the valley , was a business pilgrim to
the metropolis last Friday evening.
COLONEL H. P. SUTTON arrived home ,
Sunday , from his trip to Washington on
the governor's staff to participate in the
inauguration of President McKiuley.
T. H. FRENCH'S family departed on
last Friday night for Corning , Iowa ,
where they will make their future home.
Mr. French followed them on Monday of
MRS. HELEN LEWIS is a guest in W.
F. Lawson's home. Mrs. Lewis is a
sister of Mrs. Francis Law son aud
mother of Rev. Lewis , the Congregation
al minister of Holdrege.
ARCHIE UTTER departed , last Sunday
morning on 2 , for Fond du Lac , Wis. ,
where he takes a position in the real
estate and insurance office of an uncle ,
who does a large business in that city.
Archie is well qualified for the place ,
and THE TRIBUNE expects him to give
a good account of himself.
Licenses to marry' issued :
Richard H. Lawerance and Minnie L.
Price. Married by Rev. Howard Stoy.
Fred E. Bentley of Cambridge and
Olive Ogg of Bartley.
William A. Kipp and Maude E. Hunter ,
both of McCook. Married by county
judge ou the I3th.
Frank S. Lofton aud Mary C. Marsh ,
both of McCook. Married by Rev. W.
J. Turner on the I4th.
State of Nebraska vs. Helen E. Harri
son on complaint of Sadie L. Gentry ;
assault and battery on person of Marion
E. Gentry ; trial to court ; dismissed at
cost of complaining witness.
Elizabeth A. Esher vs. William F.
Esher ; divorce.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook post-office , March 10 ,
Mrs. Pearl Smith , John Schaeffer ,
Mr. Charley Dickey.
.In calling for these letters , please say
that they are advertised.
F. M. KIMMELL , Postmaster.
Among those up-to-date implements
just received by S. M. Cochran & Co. , is
a 3-wheel lister that has caused more
comment among the farmers than any
lister that has ever been placed on the
market here. Every man who has seen
it wants to sell his old one and buy one
of these new and unequalled listers.
Ladies' percale Wrappers with ruffled
flounce , full waist lining with yoke and
collar neatly trimmed with braid , ample
in breadth of skirt and in every dimen
sion for 75c. Others more dressy at
$ r , $1.25 anl S1 0 at The Thompson
Dry Goods Co.
THE TRIBUNE wants more news from
Indianola , Danbury , Bartley and Leban
on , and is ready * to do the right thing to
secure the same.
Children's wash dresses for every age
from 2 years up to 12 years at from 40
cents to $ r. The Thompson Dry Goods
Machinist and Mrs. Henry Meyers
have gone away on a short yisit in East
Ladies' extra size leather Belts up to
43 inches at The Thompson Dry Goods
Overcoats at DeGroff & Co.'s.
The Fund Is Growing.
The auditorium fund is now passed
the $3.000 mark and it is hoped by an
other week to increase it to $4,000 or
better. Quite a number of citizens have
already pledged themselves liberally and
yet there are many who have not been
seen or have not signified their intention
in the matter. There are good reasons
to believe that the entire sum $7,000 oo
will be secured. If you are interested
and every man , woman and child in
McCook should be you will find the
auditorium subscription list at the First
National bank , or in the hands of some
member of the finance committee. Let
every citizen give according to his means
and the auditorium will be a reality ,
Below we give the names of those who
have subscribed to the fund , up to the
time of our going to press. The list will
be added to from time to time. If your
name is not in the list , put it there as
soon as possible :
II. P. Sutton $100 E. B. Otlcll $50
W. S. Morlan 100 Jas. McAdams 50
A. Campbell 100 O. M. Knipplo 50
1st Nat'l Bank 100 AVm. Lewis 50
J. W. Hupp 100 H. M. Osborn 50
P.Walsh 100 J. A. Wilcox & Sou. 50
L , . W. McCounull. . . 100 R. A. Green 50
( Jco. 13. Berry 100 F. D. Burgess 50
F. .1. Morgan 100 F. M. KiminuII 50
V. Franklin 100 L. O. T. M 50
S. M. Cochran 100 Mrs. Otto Ballew. . . 50
W. T. Columau . . . . 100 Athletic club 50
W. C. Bullard A , Co 100 A. P. Thomson 25
Vahuo & Petty . . . . 100 C. J. Ryan 25
W. V. GaRO 100 O. L.Thompson. . . . 23
J. E. Kelley 100 C. L. Fahuostock . . 25
Artz < fc Thompson. . . 100 Win. II. Ackerman. 25
A. Burnett 100 W. S. Perry 23
Barnctt Lumber Co. 100 W. B. Mills 25
L. Suess 100 S. Honors 25
J. II. Bennett 100 C. F. Babcock 25
C.H. Boyle 50 J. B. Fickes 25
H. P. Waite 50 F. A. Ponnell 25
A.McMillon 50 L. W. Stayner 25
W. F. Lawsou 25
Goes Into Banking.
Ex-State Treasurer J. B. Meserve will ,
with the first of April , enter active busi
ness life again , having recently acquired
an interest in the Adams County Bank
of Hastings. The present head official
of that staunch and well-known bank ,
Mr. Kerr , one of Nebraska's wealthy
men , will retire from active business life
and expects to visit Europe with his
wife and son. Mr. Meserve will bring
to the bank mature years and banking
business experience , and will make the
old Adams County a safe and conserva
tive president , with a high and implicit
confidence already established among
the people of Nebraska. '
Has It in His Inside Pocket.
W. H. Chambers now has that $585 in
his inside pocket or in a bank , if his
head is working properly. An account
of his loss appeared in last week's
TRIBUNE. First of this week , the police
was notified that the wallet and money
had been found among the effects of the
party. The pocket-book had fallen
from his pocket into the "grub" box ,
where it was found.
Father of a Grand-Child.
C. B. French , late postmaster at Rain ,
Hayes county , is wanted and being
sought after for being the alleged ad
mitted father of his own grand-child.
The daughter is but fifteen years of age.
French left the country about two days
ahead of the warrant for his arrest.
Boiling oil would be about the proper
Paints ! Paints !
You can secure for a short time , at
last year's prices , the Lincoln Absolutely
Pure Mixed Paints. Guaranteed for
three years. Sold only by A. McMillen.
McMillen has a full line of best figures
and colors in wall paper at prices that
will surprise you.
Grade Herefords for Sale.
A number of grade Herefords for sale.
Inquire of WILCOX & FtiTCRAFT.
Alfalfa seed at $4.00 per bushel at S.
M. Cochran & Co.'s.
Three cents buys all kinds of garden
seed at the Bee Hive.
A large assortment of Stock Foods and
Poultry Supplies at McMilleu's.
H. P. Waite has everything in the
hardware line at the right price.
The Straight Front is the newest in
corsets. You will find them at DeGroff
& Co.'s. .
L'Aiglon Belts the latest with
rosette and spike pendants of ribbon
25 cents at The Thompson Dry Goods
If you want the best and most for your
good money in the meat line don't do a
thing but go to Church & Marsh's
market. They are it.
"F. C. " Corsets in all the correct and
desirable models 35 cents to $ i. Money
back after four weeks wear if dissatisfied.
The Thompson Dry Goods Co. , sole
WANTED To trade for McCook real
estate , forty acres of fine second-bottom
land on Republican river. For full par
ticulars see Fearn , the Photographer ,
McCook , Nebraska. Phone No. 38.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
It spoils $500 to overhaul an engine
Brakeman G. R. Snyder is able to be
Brakeman L. M. Best is laying off ,
this week , with a severe cold.
Boyd Munsell of Red Cloud is a new
anival and employe of the company.
Brakeman J. F. Utter visited in Br.rt-
ley , Tuesday , between trains , on busi
Brakeman William Washburn was off
duty , part of the week , on personal busi
H. E. Marvin announces that he and
wife expect soon to go to Pennsylvania
Sup't Campbell went up to Denver ,
Monday night on 5 , in his private car
Brakeman Walter Sayers is improving
satisfactorily from his severe attack of
Conductor L. E. Gilcrest is still in a
omewhat precarious condition although
Conductor William Shinsel had Con
ductor S. E. Callen's car while the form
er was on passenger.
Engines 83 and 253 are about ready
"or the road , after a complete overhaul-
ng in the shops here.
Conductors S. E. Callen and Joe Heg-
euberger shipped some cattle from Mc
Cook to Stratton , Tuesday.
Engine 27 of the new K4 class is about
ready for the road again , after an over-
lauling in the round-house.
Machinist A. M. Davis has resigned at
this place , and it is said has gone to Al-
iance to work for the company.
Fred Foe , who has been sick lor so
eng with inflammatory rheumatism , has
been taken home to his father at Red
Fireman H. D. Bayles and Brakeman
G. D. Leach have commenced the erec
tion of dwelling-houses on North Man-
Engine 253 is having the new. plastic
agging jacket put on her. It requires
abcut three barrels of the material to do
Engine 8r , Engineer J. W. Holliday's
mill from the Denver-Lyons branch , is
n the shop for an overhauling "just as
Walter wants it done. "
Switchman P. A. Perry has returned
.o v/ork in the Red Cloud yard , and
Jrakeinan G. L. Miller returned to Mc
Cook , Thursday evening.
Conductor S. E. Callen has been on
Conductor C. W. Bronson's run while
the latter was attending the Scottish
Rite convention in Omaha , this week.
Conductor George Beck has the Im
perial run during Conductor Gilcrest's
illness. Conductor Frank Rank is down
on the Oxford-St. Francis run vice Con
ductor Beck , meanwhile.
The circular saw is to be placed in a
shed by itself , just east of the black
smith-shop , from which it will receive
its power. This will about complete the
improvements here for the present.
Foreman D. A. Lucas has a long-dis
tance phone in his new office in the
round-house. Dan is as proud of his
cosy quarters , electric lights , phone and
other conveniences as a peacock of his
The Burlington found it necessary to
fumigate the engineinen's bunk-house at
Hastings , Saturday. Engineer McClel
land , who had occupied it , was found
suffering with smallpox. Dr. Hollen-
beck of the medical department did the
E. M. Smith of Boston , Mass. , on
March loth , succeeded to the roadmas-
tership of the west end vice S.S. Freder
ick , resigned. His jurisdiction will ex
tend from Akron to Denver , including
the Denver , but not the Akron , yrd.
He will make his headquarters in Den
ver , instead of at Akron , as has been the
case with Frederick.
The superintendent of the Dubuque
division of the Chicago and Great West
ern has issued a sweeping order to em
ployes which has caused a sensation.
In effect it prohibits them from using
intoxicating liquor in any form , or at
any time. It applies to trainmen ,
station agents , foremen and others who
hold responsible positions with the com
pany. It prohibits them from entering
saloons , or using liquor whether on or
off duty and the penalty for any viola
tion of this rule is immediate discharge
of the offender. The order also com
mands all employes to pay their honest
debts and any failure to do so will cause
their immediate discharge unless a
reasonable explanation can be given.
Smallpox In Bonkolman.
BHNKELMAN , Neb. , March 8. ( Spe
cial. ) Judge Norris adjourned distric
court ( o April 29 , on account of small
pox. Representative Walker is nlmosi
over the disease , but his son , Fred , is
breaking out and Claude Walthall , soi
of Dr. WnUhall , came down with the
disease and the doctor's premises are
quarantined. At a meeting of the village
board tonight it was decided to forbid
all public gatherings and to quarantine
against the people from Ilaigler , where
they run loose everywhere with the dis
ease , not realizing that it is smallpox ,
with which a large number have bsen
afflicted in that town. By drastic meas
ures Benkelmuii hopes to stop its rav
ages before it becomes too general in its
Daring Frank's Rescue.
Frank Morgan , a Plattsmouth hunter ,
is the hero of an episode in which he
performed a daring rescue along the
banks of the raging IMalte. lie went
hunting along the stream and tied his
horse to a tree nenr the river. While he
.vas gone in search of ducks and jieese
the ice in the river gor e and the stream
rapidly overflowed its banks. When he
returned for his horse the water had
risen so only the animal's head \vas
sticking out above the water. The wate'r
vas ice cold , but it was a question of
save the horse or walk home , and Mor-
jan plunged in , swam to the tree'and
untied the horse , which promptly swam
o the hank , bringing the buggy and
Morgan along. Omaha Bee.
Took Roush-On-Rats. j
Mrs. Young of Wilsonville , wife of the
ex-state senator who cut some figure in
his district , a few years since , took
rongh-on-rats , Sunday , with suicidal in
tent , while her husband was absent at
church. Mrs. Young had been rather
frail , this winter , and this together with
trouble , has caused her to become so
despondent that bhe wished to end it all.
When Mr. Young came home from
church his wife was getting dinner and
was apparently as well as usual. Shortly
afterward .she became sick and then dis
closed to her husband her rash act , say
ing she thought she would be better off
dead. A doctor was quickly summoned
and administered antidotes and Mrs.
Young is now in a fair way to recover.
Died in Arizona.
M. A. Weaver , who spent sometime in
McCook , last fall , died recently in
Phoenix , Ari/.ona , whither he went from
this place for his health. He seemed to
be gaining while here. He went farther
west at the time of the Commercial hotel
fire. His wife and nurse were with him
at death. The remains were shipped
back to his home in Iowa for burial.
His brief residence here will be recalled
by some of our renders.
Paints ! Paints !
You can secure for a short time , at
last year's prices , the Lincoln Absolutely
Pure Mixed Paints. Guaranteed for
three years. Sold only by A. McMillen.
The hen , the farmer's friend , should be
well treated make money by using Mc-
Millen's Poultry Powder and Egg Pro
McMillen has a full Hue of best figures
and colorings in wall paper at prices
that will surprise you.
You may not expect to use any wall c
paper , but we know you are interested
in what is new and popular in that line.
Come in and see our new stock. We
will be more than glad to show you what -r
we have. You will be pleased with the
handsome colorings aud surprised at the
low prices. McCONNELL . BERRV. \
Church & Marsh are feeding a yard of
lee head of steers , which in due time
will find their way onto the block in
their meat market , so their many cus
tomers are assured of the best corn-fed i
beef that can be produced. The firm is S
wide awake to the needs and demands
of their trade.
ESTRAYED Tuesday evening , sorrel
horse with white spot on forehead ; had
halter on. Suitable reward will be paid
for return or information leading to re
covery of horse. MAX ANTON.
Did you notice the seed list of S. M.
Cochran Co. in last week's TRIBUNE ?
They display a very large assortment of
Nebraska-grown seeds of very best va
When in need of a steel range , cooker
or gasoline stove buy of H. P. Waite.
The goods and prices are right.
Lawn grass , white clover and blue
grass seed at S. M. Cochran & Co.'s.
At night ring the door bell at Loar's
store and the clerk will do the rest. j
Nebraska-grown seeds at S. M. Coch
ran & . Co.'s.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
The robins are with un.
Watch Loar's window each week.
It's sure McMillen's Cough Cure.
For clothing go to DeGroff& Co.'s.
All kinds of seed in bulk at the Bee
Kaffir corn seed at S. M. Cochran &
"Tops" is having the usual spring
Buy your garden and flower seeds from
II. P. Waite.
A nice window shade for 25 cents at
the Bee I live.
Package seeds at icents at S. M.
Cochran & Co.'s.
Sleet has bothered the phone people
somewhat , this week.
It pays to look before buying seed ,
call at the Bee Hive.
Don't fail to see Loar's line of wall
> uper before you buy.
Loar's line of wall paper was fiiif la.st
ear , but it is simply grand this.
I lose and noz/.les , sprinklers ami hose
epairs at S M. Cochran & . Co.'s.
Nazareth knit Waists for boys and
jirls at The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
You will be sorry if you fail to see
Boar's line of wall paper before you buy.
The paint that S. M. Cochran XT Co.
ell has been tested and it stands above
If you are looking for a bargain in
window shades we have them a t the
Why not save two cents ? We sell
garden seed at three cents per package
at the Bee Hive.
They are accustoming themselves to
the use of formal de hyde up in Curtis.
Ditto , Benkelnian.
Men's and boys' colored laundered
dress shirts from 45 cents to $ r. 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.
FOR SALE Sure-Hatch Incubator and
Brooder. Almost new.
R. B. SIMMO.NS.
Seven different colors in silk Waists
of newest designs and best work am !
finish at The Thompson Dry Gootls Co
Alex Bergeron , piano tuner from Den
ver , will make his regular trip here
about the first of April , and solicitvour
Our "Asbestine" fire proof , weather
proof , wear proof paint will save you
more than half on your paint bill at McConnell -
Connell & Berry's.
Marshall Field & Co.'s $ r and $1.50
kid gloves in all colors and black , also
white ; in all sizes up to 8 at The Thomp
son Dry Goods Co.
The assessors of the county will meet
in McCook , next Tuesday , for the pur
pose of adopting a schedule of values for
the assessment of 1901.
H. P. Waite has just received a large
invoice of the best grades of rubber hose
which will be sold very cheap , consider
ing quality of the goods.
Tuesday's wind , rain and snow storm
was evidently not so severe in this sec
tion as in other parts of the state. The
damage was practically nothing.
It don't pay you to buy an inferior
grade of rubber hose , when a good qual
ity will cost you but a trifle more. H.
P. Waite has the best for the money.
C. H. Roberts , formerly of Holdrege ,
was awarded first prize on several poul
try exhibits at Boise , Idaho , besides be
ing elected secretary of the Poultry as
Dimities , lawns , organdies , challies ,
percales , ginghams , silk zephyrs , wash
silks , albatrosses and nuns veilings in
colors for shirt waists at The Thompson
Dry Goods Co.
Yon .vrite a few letters of course
Why not be up to date ? Our new shades
in fashionable stationery cost no more
than the old back numbers.
MCCONNELL & . BERRV.
The Awl-Os club will occupy the
boards at the opera-house on or about
April ijth in the behalf of the auditor
ium fund. Two short plays will be pre
sented , "The Lady of Athens" and
Gertrude Wheeler , M. D. " A "hoop"
drill will also be on the programme of
Mrs. S. E. Griggs has opened her
Toilet Parlors in the rear of The First
National bank. Hair dressing , shampooing
peeing and scalp treatment given for the
benefit of the hair. Massage treatment
given , wrinkles removed and all face
blemishes removed. Ladies , telephone
your orders. Telephone No. 6.
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