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NINETEENTH , YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , APRIL 19 , 19OI. NUMBER 49
The home of Mr. and airs. F. D. Bur
gess was the sceneof a very happy event ,
Wednesday evening , in the marriage of
Mr. Nelson B. Bush and Miss Elsie L.
Burgess. The wedding march played at
8:30 : by Miss Nina Bush brought the
happy couple to their position in a neat
little booth beautifully decorated with
potted plants , smilax aud carnations.
Rev. T. L. Ketman of Fremont , Nebras
ka , assisted by Rev. Geo. L. White , per
formed the joyful yet solemn ceremony ,
uniting their hearts and hands lor life's
journey. Both marriage and ring cere
mony were touching and attractive , be
ing witnessed by relatives and a few
friends of the contracting parties.
After congratulations the guests were
seated at a number of small tables artis
tically arranged and an elegant supper
was served in courses after which the
evening was spent in the most enjoyable
$ > manner. The bride and groom are well
known and highly esteemed by all Mc-
Cook people. Their many excellent
qualities and accomplishments have
caused them to be much admired by
their many acquaintances who made
them the objects of numerous and lovely
expressions of their friendship in the
form of wedding gifts.
The young people were married in
their traveling suits and departed the
same evening at nuofor an extended
trip in the east , visiting relatives and
friends in Chicago , Buffalo and James
town , N. Y. They expect to be absent
for a few months. It is needless to say
that the best wishes of a host of friends
will go with them. * * *
Mrs. A. P. Welles assisted in serving
Those present from out-of-town were :
Mrs. Parker , Miss Helen Parker , Miss
Nina Bush of Oberlin , Kansas , Mr.
Clark Bush of Kansas City , Mo. , mother
sisters and brother of the groom ; Miss
Alice Gaines of Bertrand , Neb. , cousin
of the bride ; Rev. and Mrs. T. L. Ket-
man of Fremont , Neb. Mr. Ketman de
parted , this morning for home , Mrs.
Ketman remaining some days longer.
Miss Gaines will also make a visit here
of some length.
School of Instruction.
There will be a Masonic school of in
struction at Masonic hall , this city , be
ginning on next Monday at 2:30 p. m.
R. E. French , Grand Custodian , will
have charge of the work. The school
will close , Tuesday night , with "Actual
Work" in the 3rd degree and a banquet.
All Master Masons cordially invited to
be present. By order of the W. M.
G. S. BISHOP , Secretary.
Blue Rock Shoot.
The McCook Gun club is arranging
for a blue rock shoot on Monday , ( Ar
bor day , ) the 22nd. The event will be
held at the stock-yards , and the shoot
ing will commence at one o'clock. The
club proposes to afford the sportsmen an
enjoyable time at their favorite sport.
Remember the Arbor day shoot. There
will be a variety of events and sport for
A Former Resident Dies ,
' Mrs. Sallie A. Davis , a former resident
of the Driftwcod country and one of the
early settlers of Western Red Willow
county , died in Wellfleet , April I2th ,
after an illness of about five months.
She was in her 6Sth year. Five child
ren survive her , three sons and two
daughters. The remains were buried in
the Wellfleet cemetery on April I4th.
Paints ! Paints !
A good paint for $1.25 per gallon.
The Lincoln , guaranteed for three years ,
is better. The "Asbestine" water paint
kept in stock. Call in , we can save you
money on paints. A. McMiLLEN.
We are pushing wall paper sales this
season because , first , wall paper never
was sold for less money than this year.
Second , we have more paper and finer
colorings than we have ever carried.
We rarely fail to please a customer who
looks at our stock. Will you not come
in and see what we have whether you
wish to buy or not ?
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
Get a Rock Island disc and disc your
corn ground jivell before listing your
corn , and disc your alfalfa now before it
gets too high , and after each cutting.
The Rock Island is just the thing for the
work. S. M. Cochran & Co. sell them.
A good ready-mixed paint in every
color , $1.25 per gallon.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
When in need of a steel range , cooker
or gasoline stove buy of H. P. Waite.
The goods and prices are right.
Hereafter the meat-market of Church
& Marsh will be open on Sundays from
6:30 to 9 o'clock. No delivery.
Ladies' Knit Knee Pants 25 cents to 50
cents at The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
MRS. A P. BONNO visited in Hasting
briefly , mid-week.
MRS. R. A. GREEN is now recovering
from a severe illness.
MRS. S. C. HELLIKER is visiting Wil
our friends , this week.
W. F. LAWSON departed on Tuesday
for California on business.
BARNEY HoFER of Wauneta had busi
ness in McCook , Wednesday.
A. BARNETT was a passenger on 6
Wednesday night , for Omaha.
ALEX SMITH was down from Hayes
Center , Wednesday , on business.
MRS. OTTO BALLEW was a Lincoln
visitor , early in the week , on business.
MRS. FRANK KENDLEN and the child
ren were Hastings pilgrims , Saturday.
A. C. WILSON and James Williams of
the Beaver had business in the city
MRS. P. E. POTTER and sister went up
to Denver , Wednesday night on 3 , on a
MRS. F. S. CrjRRY and Pearl went up
to Benkelman , Saturday'last , on a short
visit to relatives.
MRS. H. C. BROWN of Holdrege has
been the guest of Mrs. Frank Rank
MRS. H. A. BEALE visited her sister
in Denver , Tuesday , going up on No. I.
Mr. Beale followed on No. 3.
MRS. ED. KEYS returned , Wednesday ,
from McCook , where she was visiting
her sister. Cambridge Clarion.
MRS. W. W. ARCHIBALD and Fred de
parted on 6 , Wednesday night , for Chi-
ago , on a visit of considerable length.
DR. J. A. GUNN departed on 6 , Wed
nesday night , for Missouri , to look after
his zinc mining interests in that state.
MRS. J. W. GIBSON of Salem , S. D. ,
arrived in the city , close of last week ,
and is a guest of her brother , W. F.
W. E. HARTER and wife of Mexico ,
Indiana , spent a few days here , early
part of the week , going from here to
Sterling , Neb.
MESDAMES A. CAMPBELLJ. W. Hupp ,
J. F. Kenyon , Frank Kendlen and A. L.
Knowland went down to Lincoln , this
morning , on 2.
MRS. W. F. LAWSON arrived home on
6 , Wednesday night , from a brief visit in
Denver. His sister , Mrs. Gibson , also
accompanied Mr. Lawson as far as Den
ver on his way to California.
Miss ADDIE NEW , a trained nurse
from the great Presbyterian hospital at
Chicago , is the guest of Mrs. E. M.
Easterday , who was formerly in the
hospital with her. Miss New's stay will
be prolonged for rest and renewal of
MRS ALBERT MCMILLEN charmingly
entertained a company of the yonng
married ladies of the city , this after
noon , in honor of Mrs. Russell McMilleu
of Tecumseh , Nebraska , who is visiting
in the city a few days on her way home
MRS. RUSSELL MCMILLEN and baby
arrived in the city , this morning , from
Denver on 2. She is on her way home
to Tecumseh , after visiting her parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Borneman , in Den
ver. She vill visit relatives and friends
Miss MAY STANGLAND closed a very
successful term of school in the Kummer
district , south No. 72 , on the gth. The
term was seven months long and Miss
May only missed four days school in
that period , notwithstanding she drove
to and from school , every day.
MR. AND MRS. J. B. MESERVE spent
Wednesday afternoon and night in the
city , guests of their daughter , departing
for Lincoln , Thursday morning. Thurs
day night , they left Omaha for Cali
fornia , where they will spend a few
weeks visiting a brother of his and see
ing the country.
J. H. LUDWICK arrived home , Sunday
night on 3 , from Omaha , having spent
Sunday in Lincoln , guest of Mr. Trow-
bridge. He reports Mrs. Ludwick as
progressing very satisfactorily toward re
covery , and hopes that she can be dis
charged from the hospital in two or
three weeks. All friends of Mrs. Lud
wick and the family will learn with
keenest pleasure of the favorable prog
ress of her case.
Cotton Serge and Crash Over Skirts
from $1.65 to 65 cents each Washable
at The Thompson Dry Goods Co. From
stock or to measure at same price.
Black Coutil Underskirts from $2.00
to 65 cents at The Thompson Dry Goods
Co. Colored ones from $ i to $2.
A Grand Success.
The young ladies of the "Awl-OV
club achieved a splendid success , last
night , in their entertainment in the
opera-house for the benefit of the audi
torium fund , playing to a full and very
appreciative house , and realizing a hand
some sum for the club's donation to the
The programme opened with the over
ture from William Tell , a superb and
difficult composition , which was rendered
with artistic finish in perfect time and
with fine interpretation by Miss Edna
Dixon and Mrs. Mabel Stranahan.
Both of these ladies presided at the
piano at other intervals during the even
THE LADIES Of ATHENS.
A most charming tableau represent
ing Grecian statuary opened The La
dies of Athens. This was warmly re
ceived and greatly admired by all.
The cast in this charming Greek pro
duction in one r.ct was :
ZANTHIPPE , WIFE OK SOCRATES
Aspasia , wife of Pericles Ella Leonard
Sappho. Poetess Hannah Stangland
Philesia , wife of Zenophon Stella Norval
Pythias , wife of Aristotle Laura McMillen
Cleobula , Sister of Demosthenes
Damophila , wife of Damophilus and rival
of Sappho Maud Stokes
Nicostrata , wife of Sophocles. .Mabel Wilcox
Mis' ! Elizabeth Thomson appeared in
the leading role of Zanthippe , wife of
Socrates , and gave a splendid account of
herself. She was strongly and effective
ly supported by the rest of the cast.
The costumes , settings and stage fittings
were handsome , appropriate and effect-
ve. The moving tableau a pantomime
of the act was given in excellent form
and with pleasure to the audience.
This was followed by the laughable
one-act farce-comedy ,
GERTRUDE WHEELER , M. D. ,
In which the following was the cast :
GERTRUDE WHEELER , M. D Edna Dixon
Delia , Gertrude's Housekeeper. . .Nelle Gunn
Miss Cornelia Van Rodenbaugh , Age ? and
Eccentric Maude McMillen
Mrs.Spencer Seymour , who shines in society
Minnie , Chambermaid Addie Doan
Helen Sutton , Sister of Gertrude's Lover. .
Alice Crosss Edith Oyster
The title role was assumed by Miss
3dna Dixon with well sustained ability ,
and the work of the rest of the cast was
The song , "Wait , " by Miss Nina Doan ,
during this number , was given a very
artistic , sympathetic rendition and was
The concluding feature of the pro
THE HOOP DRILL ,
In which the following naiads reveled :
Sarah Oyster , Aimee Menard ,
Mamie Chandler , Nelle Gunn ,
Mabel Jordan , Kate Mullen ,
Bertha Shaffer , Myrtle Meyer ,
This was beautifully executed with an
effectiveness heightened by the colored
ights thrown over the drill at intervals.
it was one of the most meritorious num-
> ers of the evening.
As a whole the entertainment was
wholesome and enjoyable , being pre
sented without an unpleasant incident
through , and the lub is to be warmly
congratulated for its uniform excellence.
The able and pains-taking work of J.
F. Forbes was easily discernible in the
The young ladies had in personal
charge every feature of the entertain
ment , including the box-office , ushering
etc. , and it was all done in a business-
ike , successful manner.
Straight Front summer gauze Corsets ,
Corset Waists of summer gauze , high-
> ust gauze Corsets , Short French-model
jauze Corsets , Medium long gauze Cor-
ets all of the celebrated "F. C. " make
money back after 4 weeks' wear if
dissatisfied for sale only byTheThornp-
on Dry Goods Co.
Dress Skirts to your measure from any
piece of Dress Goods in the store $2.50
md up for all-wool ones $1.25 and $1.50
! br Washable ones at The Thompson
Dry Goods Co. Leave your measure.
Nazareth Knit Waists for Boys and
Sirls button either before or behind
undershirt and waist combined elastic
ind strong price 25 cents for any size
it The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
E. K. Morse , painter and paper-hanger ,
[ nquire at Loar's and McMillen's drug-
Engineer W. M. Woods has been sum
moned to Indiana by the precarious ill
ness of his father.
Passe-partout board and bindingsome
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Dispatcher W. F. Pate was a Denver
visitor , Monday.
William Cowles is ill and has gone
down to Bartley to recover and recuper
Machinist Glenn Cutler has quit the
company's employ and gone to Mem
Machinist Charles Stillman has re
signed from the service and gone west to
Base-ball promises to have a lively
interest among the various employes
Yardinaster Peter Carty and family ar
rived home , Wednesday on I , from their
visit to Chicago.
Mark Hullhorst of Lincoln is a new
arrival in the city. He is the night man
in the store-house.
Bert Colter quit , Monday , and went
west on No. I. It is thought , he has
headed for Frisco.
Homer Twilegar , another Oxfordite ,
lias gone to work in the round-house at
McCook. Oxford Standard.
Engineer G. W. Starks and Fireman
Blies were up from Oxford , Saturday , to
lave repairs made on the 209.
The work at the store-house is increas
ing quite rapidly. The quantity of sup
plies has largely increased of late.
The Colorado Springs and Cripple
2reek District road is having consider
able equipment sent over the Burling
ton , just now.
Master Mechanic Archibald was called
down to Hastings , ' Wednesday , to over
see temporary repairs to an engine ,
which had cast one of its tires.
Engine 81 is about ready to go out of
he shops and 179 will go in for repairs
n her place. This will make six big
engines in the machine-shop at one time.
The wheels of trade were well oiled ,
first of the week , by the arrival of the
) ay-car , Sunday afternoon , and the dis
tribution of the checks to the local Bur-
Foreman Ward and force of the car-
) enter department are at work on the
shed , just east of the blacksmith-shop ,
n which the buzz saw will be installed
when the building is completed.
. Will Hopper , who has been working
for J. G. Preston , moved to McCook ,
Tuesday , where he has a position with
he B. & M. We wish them success in
heir new home. Oxford Standard.
B. & M. Station Agent Wyrick of
Axtell was here , Sunday. He has a
class in telegraphy , the principal scholar
) eing one of our own pretty school
ma'ams. Holbrook items Cambridge
The Burlington's freight receipts at
Sheridan , last Sunday and Monday ,
a-week , aggregated $2,100 ; Monday be
ing the largest day the company ever
had in that city. There were no stock
shipments in the transactions.
It is said by Burlington men that bus
iness is very heavy over the Alliance-
Brush cut-off. Quite a business has
sprung up between the Black Hills min
ing country and Denver aud Pueblo , and
both freight and passenger business is
better than it was anticipated it would
be for the first year of the new line's ser
It is said that the highest-priced rail
road president in ths United States is
Charles M. Hays of the Southern Pacific ,
whose salary is $55,000 a year. Mr. Cas-
satt of the Pennsylvania , Mr. Callaway
of the New York Central , Mr. Spencer
of the Southern railway , Mr. Mellen of
the Northern Pacific and Mr. Hill of the
Great Northern receive each $50,000. .
The Cheyenne line of the Burlington
is faring better , so far as the amount of
traffic is concerned , than it has for years-
The completion of the cross line of road
which connects Alliance with Brush , has
had a stimulating effect on the Cheyenne
line , bringing more business to it. The
stock business has been very good in the
country the past year , and it is reported
that the ranges are well filled again this
A new time table , effective May 12 , is
being prepared. One of the changes
will be to give a better train service be
tween Lincoln and Grand Island over
the Billings line , giving a morning train
out of Lincoln and an evening train in.
Another change slated for the same date
is the Denver-St. Louis train. This
service will be made by continuing Nos.
13 and 14 beyond Oxford. No. 13 will
run into Denver a short time ahead of
main line No. i , and No. 14 will connect
at Oxford with a main line train west ,
thus affording better service for people
going east on the valley line by way of
Oxford. Whether other changes will be
made is not stated. Journal.
Admits the Deal Is On.
After returning from a trip to Chicago ,
General Manager Holdrege of the Bur
lington yesterday gave out the following
statement at Omaha , regarding the pur
chase of the Burlington by the Hill-Mor
gan syndicate :
"I understand the directors of the Bur
lington are to have a meeting in Bostoi :
this week , probably Thursday , at which
time the matter of the transfer will b
talked over. If that deal goes through
there will be no change in the manage
ment of the road , as I understand the
situation. There may be some change
in the board of directors , but the execu
live and operating departments of the
road will remain the same and the busi
ness will be conducted just as it has been
so far as the public is concerned.
"The Burlington will remain an in
dependent road , will retain its own
identity and will pursue the same policy.
No change in any of the officials is an
ticipated , though the new interests will
probably have representation on the
joard of directors.
"It is my understanding that the prop
osition from the Hill-Morgan syndicate
s for the exchange of stock for new 3 1-2
per cent bonds , but T do not know at
what figure the stock is lobe exchanged.
"E. H. Harriman , as I understand the
deal , has nothing to do with it , but the
imposition comes from other interests.
"The recall of the surveyors from Wy
oming is of no significence , for their
work is about completed there. Two
jarties have been called in and a third is
remaining' behind to complete the lines
vhich have been run from Guernsey to
Salt Lake and Ogden. We have not
abandoned that work nor has the decis-
on been reached that the extension will
) e made. No word has come from the
higher authorities concerning this and
the proposed deal has nothing to do with
the recall of the surveyors.
"I don't know what Mr. Hill would
think of building the extension should
he secure the control of the Burlington ,
though I cannot see how it will inter
fere with any of his or other Burlington
OMAHA , Neb. , April 16. Mr. Hol
drege spent the greater part of last week
in the west , going first to Deadwood and
then to Denver. He arrived home Fri
day evening and took the next train for
Chicago. He spent a few hours in this
city Sunday , returning to Chicago in the
evening. It was common talk among
the railroad men that the movements of
the general manager signified important
business on hand. In his talk he admit
ted that he had some conference on the
subject of the transfer of the control of
the road while in Chicago , and said that
this was the outline of the situation ac
cording to his best understanding. Lin
Bids for Breaking.
I want bids for doing breaking on 80
acres of land on the south-east quarter
of section 34-1-30 , in Red Willow county.
Write me at Lindell hotel , Denver ,
Colorado , at once.
Seven-room dwelling for sale cheap
and on easy terms. Fruit and shade.
S. M. COCHRAN & Co.
Grade Herefords for Sale.
A number of grade Herefords for sale.
Inquire of WILCOX & FLITCRAFT.
McMillen has a nice display of wall
paper in his drug-store.
John J. Webb of the shop force has re
signed and left the city.
At night ring the door bell at Loar's
store and the clerk will do the rest.
The Getrnan dwelling in West McCook
has been purchased by Mrs. W. F.Esher.
Dressing Sacques from $1.50 to 75 cents
each in Dimities , Organdies etc. at The
Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Good quality Percale Wrappers with
ruffled flounce and braid trimming , for
75 cents. Others at $ r , $1.25 , $1.50 ,
$1.75 $ and $2 at The Thompson Dry
Church & Marsh are feeding a yard of
coo 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
beef that can be produced. The firm is
wide awake to the needs and demands
af their trade.
Will M. Maupin , an associate editor
3n the Omaha World-Herald , delivered
bis splendid and able lecture on "The
"Wit and Humor of the Bible" in the
Christian church , Tuesday evening.
Ihere is only one regret in this connec
tion , and that is that Mr. Maupin did
not have a larger hearing.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Wall paper at McMillen's.
Watch Loar's window each week.
For clothing go to DeGrofffc Co.'u.
Have you taken a chance on the white
owl yet ?
Buy your garden and flower seeds from
H. P. Waite.
Don't fail to see Loar's line of wall
paper before you buy.
McMillen has a nice display of wall
paper in his drug-store.
We have met the enemy and \ve are
there's the house-cleaners.
Alfalfa seed at $4 ; extra choice at
$4-60 ; at S. M. Cochran & Co.'s.
Loar's line of wall paper was fine last
year , but it is simply grand this.
Lawn mowers of almost every grade
and price at S. M. Cochran & Co.'s.
You will be sorry if you fail to see
Loar's line of wall paper before 3-011 buy.
Nice assortment of White Muslin Baby
Bonnets at The Thompson Dry Good
Another fine shower , Monday night ,
with some hail , more wind and a decid
edly cool breath.
WANTED A girl for general house
work. Apply to Mrs. Frank Kendlen ,
FOR SALR Two houses and lots in
McCook. Inquire of or write to Thomas
Burge , McCook , Neb.
The painters and paper-hangers are in
the midst of the spring harvest and the
: rep is unusually bountiful.
WANTED A girl for general house
work. Inquire of Mrs. H. M. Tyler ,
North Manchester street. 2ts.
The unequalled "Ideal" brand of Shirt
Waists from $2 down to 35 cents each at
Ihe Thompson Dry Goods Co.
J. M. Henderson is improving his res
idence property by annexing a kitchen
addition of size and convenience.
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
G. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
2 ? ery month in Odd Fellows hall.
FOK SALE OR TRADE Two binders iu
Ijood order. 4-12-413.
MRS. W. M. IRWIN.
A woman has about as much difficulty
in maintaining her grace and dignity iu
i pair of rubber boots as she has in a
pair of French heels.
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.
We are making just now a specialty of
awn mowers , lawn hose , lawn sprink-
ers , nozzles and hose repairs and lawn
akes. S. M. Cochran & Co.
FOR RENT Three furnished rooms
or light house-keeping or roomers ,
[ "erins reasonable. Enquire of Mrs.
Villiam Richardson. West McCook.
It don't pay you to buy an inferior
jrade of rubber hose , when a good qual-
ty will cost you but a trifle more. H.
: > . Waite has the best for the money.
SILVERWARE FOR SALE Will be at
Boar's drug-store every Saturday after-
loon for the sale of silverware.
MRS. C. A. LITTEL.
Put your stock in good shape for
ipring. Our condition powders and
itock foods are money-savers.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
WANTED Family washings will caller
or and deliver same. Leave word at
MRS. MATTIE LITTEL.
Lawn fence , lawn hose , lawn sprink-
ers are among the important things that
nake your home pleasant ; and a coat of
jood paint will beautify it ; all for sale by
5. M. Cochran & Co.
A customer recently remarked that
, ve have the best line of stationery seen
n the west. We will show you some
landsome things in writing paper if yon
vill let us. MCCONNELL & BERRY.
The buying of a new buggy is always
i matter of importance. The McFar-
and is the key which will open the
: notty problem instantly. Cochran &
lo. will tell you and show all about
A couple of hours work in the morn-
ng and evening for a week with a few
; allons of S. M. Cochran & Co.'s ready-
nixed paint will help the looks of your
louse wonderfully ; try it ; it will not
est one-fourth what it will be worth to
You needn't wait until the mud dries
ip. The Great Majestic does just as
fell in wet as in dry weather , and Coch-
an & Co. will get the range to yonr
lome in good shape if they have to
barter a flying-machine in the enter-
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