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By F. M. KIMMELL.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER !
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
HOUSES will continue to be horses.
The demands in tbe Cuban , PJiillippine ,
Chinese and South African campaigns
Bl ! have and are drawing heavily on the
stock in sight.
TUB Curtis Courier is authority for the
statement that the Quakers ( Friends ) in
tend to make Curtis their church and
educational center for South-West Ne
braska. May the spirit move them
" . "
THE TRIBUNE has always believed
and now believes that prudent publicity
in public affairs and in quasi-public cor
porations is proper , profitable and whole
some. It is one of the sovereign specif
ics for the partial regulation of the grow
ing trusts , which are noxv causing so
much apprehension and distrust over
the land. There are a few things the
people have a right to know and THE
TRIBUNE considers publicity one of the
SOME of the weekly press have inaug
urated a spring compaign against the
"catalogue houses , " which may be all
right iu theory , but is practically inef
fective. Like the temperance question ,
the whole matter rests with the people ,
who must be educated against the evils
sought to be corrected Educate the
people into habits of sobriety and teetotalism -
talism and the saloon question is settled.
Convince people of the unfairness of
patronizing foreign establishments to
the detriment of home institutions and
you have won the battle. You have
large contracts before you in both in
stances. You also have the right.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
METHODIST Sunday-school at 10.
Preaching at II. Junior League at 3.
Epworth League at 7. Preaching at S.
L. M. GRIGS BY , Pastor.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 a. m. ,
with choir. Suuday-school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HiCKEY , Pastor.
SOUTH McCooK M. E. Sunday-school
at 3 p. ( in. Preaching , Sunday evenings ,
at 7:30. Prayer-meeting , every Thursday
evening at 7:30. All are welcome.
T. G. GODWIN , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Bible-school at 10 a. in.
Endeavor , 7. Prayer-meeting , Wednes
day evening. No preaching. All are in
vited to attend.
J. W. WALKER , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school , 9:45 a. m.
Object lesson,10:45. Sermonu. B. Y.P.
U. , 7 p.m. , topic , "Walking With Jesus. "
Col. 2:6-7 ; Gal. 5:16-26. Miss Delia
Shepherd , leader. There will be bap
tisms before the morning sermon.
GEORGE L. WHITE , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Services during summer :
Sunday-school at 10. Evening prayer
and sermon every Sunday at 8 o'clock.
Sunday morning service , also Friday
evening Litany , discontinued until fur
ther notice. Holy communion to be an
nounced. HOWARD STOY , Rector.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10 a. m. Preaching at ir. Y. P. S.C-E.
at 6:45. Preaching at 8:00. Prayer-
meeting on Wednesday evening at 8:00.
Morning subject : "An Uncrowned King
of Men. " Evening subject : "Humor
as an Aid to Life. "
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
Rev. J. W. Walker will occupy the
Christian church pulpit at Red Willow ,
next Sunday morning and evening.
The Pleasant Hill Sunday-school is
enjoying a gift of 40 volumns of books ,
'the present of William Coleman , to
whom they extend thanks.
License to marry :
Nelson B. Bush and Elsie L. Burgess.
Cases filed :
William O. Russell vs. William F.
Everist ; assault and battery ; suit for
$ rooo , and costs.
Cases filed :
The State of Nebraska vs , William F.
Everist ; suit for damages.
August Kreidt was up before the in
sanity board , Monday , for examination ,
and was found and declared insane and
ordered taken to the asylum at Lincoln ,
whither he was taken on Wednesday
The Auditorium Fund.
Previously reported $3ii75 oo
Au Fait club 125.00
K. of P. lodge 50.00
U. S. land office 25.00
A.P. Welles 25.00
A. L. Knowland 25.00
The donation of $125 by the Au Fait
club , this week , places it in the van of
the promoters of the auditorium project.
The finance committee announces that
it will commence more active solicita
tions at once , and considerable increase
may be expected in the fund by our next
ADDITIONAL RAILROAD NEWS.
Mus. E. M. Cox was u Hastings visit
or , Tuesday.
Engineer Jack Cook was up from Ox
ford , yesterday.
Brakemati D M. Murdock is visiting
his parents in Wyrnore.
Brakeman F. S. Curry visited Beiikel-
tiian relatives , last Saturday.
Brakeman R. M. Douglas is off duty a
few days with a sprained knee.
Harry Barton of the carpenter gang
retired from the service , Monday.
Brakeman W. VV. Webster of Oxford
was at headquarters , first of the week.
Flagman E. O. Scott visited home-
folks at Lincoln , Sunday , between trains.
Switchman W. E. Reynolds resigned ,
Sunday , and departed on Monday , for
Brakeman H. I/ . Holder has gone
down to Orleans on a visit of a few days
to his parents.
Conductor Steve Dwyer had the pay-
car special over the Western division ,
Sunday and Monday.
Cupboards have been built in the oil-
house for the accommodation of the oil
cans of the engineers.
Brakeman M. M. Fisk has been in
Yuma , a day or two , this week , a wit
ness in a criminal suit.
Conductor T. M. Malen arrived home ,
Monday , from Nebraska City , where he
attended the burial of his aged father ,
who formerly lived here.
Conductor C. W. Bronson has been in
York , part of the week , on Masonic busi
ness. Conductor S. E. Callen had his
run meanwhile. Conductor F. W. Rank
had the 150 vice Callen.
Conductor L. E. Gilcrest had his left
( crippled ) hand operated on , this week ,
and is off duty until the wound heals.
He had more of the bone removed ,
which was necessitated by a recent slight
Miss Theda A. Fuller and Samuel
Pickard of Havelock were married , Sat
urday , in Omaha , whither they went
without the parental blessing , but that
was formally bestowed upon them after
they returned home. Mr. Pickard is a
machinist and the bride is the nineteen-
year-old daughter of Fred C. Fuller , a
machinist ( machine-shop foreman ) em
ployed by the Burlington road at Mc-
Cook. The young couple met at Omaha
without the knowledge of their parents
and were married. Lincoln Journal.
Captain Hughes of the blacksmith-
shop base-ball team is now ready to
cross willows with the boilermakers or
machinists at any time. The black
smiths have been materially improved
by the addition to their team of some
excellent ball-playing material , and Cap
tain Hughes feels certain that they can
make it warmly interesting for all-coui-
ers. They have ordered suits and are
practicing to be in shape to accept any
challenge and to be able to give a good
account of themselves on the diamond ,
The railroad war in the west may lead
the Union Pacific to build an independ
ent line from Los Angeles to Salt Lake
City to parallel Senator Clark's pro
jected line. Unofficially it is stated that
if the * San Pedro , Los Angeles and Salt
Lake line could not be stopped it might
be duplicated. In this connection it
was also rumored that the Rock Island's
effort to obtain a San Francisco outlet
might be checkmated by the building of
a new line which would be 500 miles
shorter than the proposed Rock Island
route. President Burt and Chief En
gineer Berry of the Union Pacific are
now in the west looking over the pro
posed route of the line.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook post-office , April 17,1901 :
Andreas Brunkhardt , Frank Dixon ,
Chas. P. Wrentley , Mr. I. Hessig.
In calling for these letters , please say
that they are advertised.
F. M. KIMMELI , , Postmaster.
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 , we can save you
money on paints. A.
Seed Wheat For Sale ,
Velvet Chaff seed wheat. Write or
call on S. C. KING , McCook , Neb.
Get a Rock Island disc and disc 3'our
corn ground well before listing your
corn , and disc your alfalfa now before it
sets too high , and after each cutting.
rhe Rock Island is just the thing for the
work. S. M. Cochran & Co. sell them.
We are making just now a specialty of
lawn mowers , lawn hose , lawn sprink
lers , nozzles and hose repairs and lawn
rakes. S. M. Cochran & Co.
If you want the best and most for your
jood money in the meat line don't do a
thing but go to Church & Marsh's
market. They are it.
When you paint your house , carnage
ar barn , buy the best paint from H. P.
Church & Marsh will be open Sundays
from 6:30 to 9 o'clock. No delivery.
Not This Year.
It is not so announced , but it is con
ceded among those who should kno
that the proposed Salt Lake City line ol
the Burlington will not he built tin-
year , at least. Whether it will ever bt
built is a matter of conjecture. Survey
ors who worked through the wort , '
weather of the winter on the line havt-
been called in , and the plats and charts ,
made by them have been filed away for
reference sometime in the future.
An authority who should be well in
formed says that there is no truth in the
reported acquisition of the Burlington.
Another authority holds to the belief
that St. Paul officials , who recently tes
tified in Milwaukee before a legislative
committee concerning the workings of
the Hill syndicate , told the truth. They
claimed that Hill had negotiated a con
tract between the Northern Pacific and
the Burlington , whereby the Northern
Pacific gives the Burlington a long time
traffic agreement , and the Burlington
agrees to not build a coast line. This
contract was said to be for ninety-nine
years , but it is possible that the life of
the contract has been considerably
stretched in the reports.
In the meantime the Burlington is
building the line from Toluca to Cody
City. This line will be completed by
fall , it is said. Journal.
Had you noticed how the Gloves
are being sold at the Bee Hive ?
The Baldwins Are Coming.
Engines 349 , 350 and 351 , built by the
Baldwin locomotive works forthe B. &
M. railroad , left Chicago Friday for Lin
coln , and will probably arrive here by
today. Four engines a week will be re
ceived fiom now on until the full order
of twenty has been filled. These ma
chines are of the "prairie" type , de
signed to burn Sheridan , or lignite coal.
They have an unusually large grate sur
face , with finer meshes in the grates ,
and are fitted with diamond stacks to
prevent them from scattering sparks
outside the right of way. With straight
stacks the strong draft would draw
large sparks out of the stacks and carry
them far away from the tracks. The
first engines of this pattern were built
by the Burlington , and they have given
satisfactory service after thorough tests
The twenty engines will enable the com
pany to reapportion motive power 01
the four divisions west of the river in a
manner greatly relieving the shortag
Engine No. 41 , a product of the Have
lock shops , has been recently placed in
service and sent to the Western division
This machine is one of the big class K
machines , designed for passenger ser
Go where the best line of Gloves
is for sale , the Bee Hive.
Expensive Freight Wreck.
CRIISTOX , la , April 12. ( Special Tel
egram. ) Two Burlington freight trains
collided hea'd-on three miles west o
Creston last night , demolishing two en
gines and a dozen or more cars. But
half a dozen head of hogs out of two
cars escaped. The track was blocked
for fourteen hours. The" wreck occurred
in a deep cut. Both trains were going
about thirty-five miles an hour when
they struck. Merchandise and dead
freight were piled high in the cut and
thus caused the impediment in traffic.
It is the most expensive wreck in years.
The accident was due to the conductor
on second No. 83 forgetting No. 92. En
gineer Heflin was injured about the
chest. All the enginemen jumped just
in time to save their lives , sustaining
more or less injury , but none are fatally
hurt. Passenger trains were sent by
way of Con way Junction. No. 5's en
gine left the track at Conway , thus giv
ing that train greater delay.
The above wreck delayed No. one's
arrival here four hours.
$1.00 buys a fine Kid Glove at the
Hill Confirms the Deal.
CHICAGO , April 16. The Tribune to
morrow will say :
James J. Hill , before leaving St. Paul
for the west , announced the success of
the long pending deal for the control of
the Burlington road. He said he had
concluded negotiations for the purchase
of the Burlington system , and added :
"There are no changes in our relations
with the St. Paul-Chicago lines. We
tnerety wanted the Burlington for a St.
Louis and Kansas feeder. "
Mr. Hill denies the report that the
Burlington deal meant the establishment
jf a transcontinental system , with the
Erie as an eastern outlet. He said the
Erie would not be a part of a transconti
nental line and there would be no trans-
: outinental line and that the Erie would
is free from alliances.
Alfalfa seed for $4 a bushel at S. M.
Hocliran & Co.'s.
Ladies , have you noticed the new
line of Kid Gloves at the Bee Hive ?
Alfalfa seed at $4 ; extra choice at
4.60 ; at S. M. Cochran & Co.'s.
Ladies' fine kid Gloves in all
shades , $1.00 , at the Bee Hive.
Sundays , Church & Marsh will be
> pen from 6:30 till 9. No delivery.
We warrant our Gloves and re-
jlace if defective , the Bee Hive.
Lawn mowers of almost every grade
md price at S. M. Cochran & Co.'s.
The PInclcy Rector.
Dr. W. S. Rainsford had started a
mission school In the back rooms of a
saloon on Avenue A and at one of the
Qrst sessions found n big ruffian in
possession , greatly to the discomfort
of the teacher. Told to go out , the fel
low informed Dr. Rainsford with an
oath that he would see him further
first. The doctor talked pcrceably
enough to the blackguard , hoping to
avoid a disturbance , but when he swore
at him again gave him his own medi
cine in a blow that felled him like an
ox. The fellow arose , dazed and grop
ing , to find the doctor standing over
him , ready to have it out.
"Have you got enough ? " he asked.
The man cried quits and went his way.
The Sunday school session proceeded.
A week later there was another fight.
The rector started In to clear the room ,
persuasion having failed , and found
the burly ruffian of the previous en
counter at his elbow.
"I thought I was in for it , " he said ,
telling of it , "and that they had como
to clean me out. I made sure my back
was free and turned upon them. Im
agine my surprise when I saw my cus
tomer of the week before grab the oth
er by the neck and rush him to the
" 'Here , ' he said , firing him out , 'the
rector and I can clean out this saloon ! '
That was the last fight -we had. "
His Sad Blunder.
Yes , it was a sad blunder.
He thought the children -were in the
other room , but it so happened that it
was occupied by his wife and a lachry
mose neighbor. We all know these sen
sitive women who weep on the slight
est provocation , who begin to sniffle
when they talk of their woes , this be
ing really little more than a bid for
words of comfort , and this woman was
one of them. What had happened is
quite immaterial. Something had been
said or done that had completely upset
her , and in her appeal for solace she
As before remarked , he thought the
children were in the other room , and
one of the children had been suffering
from cold in the head. Of course ev
ery one knows how annoying a young
ster with a cold in the head can be ,
and he was not in the best of humor
"For heaven's sake , blow your nose ! "
he cried at last.
Oh , yes ; it was a sad blunder , but
even blunders have their compensa
tions. The lachrymose one does not
come to that house for sympathy as
she formerly did. Chicago Post.
It was evident in his swagger that he
was a scion of the British aristocracy ,
and the most casual observer could not
have failed to note that he was a
stranger to the city. He touched a wel
dressed , auburn haired young man who
was lolling in front of a Broadway ho
tel on the shoulder.
"Pardon me , me dear man , but could
I trouble you for a match ? " After-
lighting his cigar he continued : "Bah
Jove , this is a remarkable city ! This
is me first visit to New York , d'you
know. I'm a deuced stranger , but on
the other side I'm a person of impor
tance. I am Sir Francis Daffy , Knight
of the Garter , Knight of the Bath ,
Knight of the Double Eagle , Knight of
the Golden Fleece , Knight of the Iron
Cross. D'you mind telling me your
name , me dear man ? "
Replied he of the auburn hair in a
deep , rich brogue :
"Me name is Michael Murphy , night
before last , night before that , last night ,
tonight and every night Michael Mur
phy. " New York Sun.
The Way to Force Plants to Branch.
There is only one way in which a
plant can be forced to branch , and that
is by cutting off the stalk. The plant
thus interfered with will make an ef
fort to grow , and either a new shoot
will be sent up to take the place of the
lost top or several shoots will be sent
out along the stalk. If but one starts ,
cut it back. Keep up this cutting back
process until you have prepared as
many branches as you think are need
ed. Persistency and patience will
oblige the plant to do as you would like
to have it'do. Ladies' Home Journal.
Poor Tnrgret Practice.
A general was hard pressed in battle
and on the point of giving way when
suddenly a spirit soldier came to his
rescue and enabled him to win a great
victory. Prostrating himself on the
ground , he asked the spirit's name.
"I am the god of the target , " replied
the spirit "And how have I merited
your godship's kind assistance ? " in
quired the general. "I am grateful to
you , " answered the spirit , "because
in your days of practice you nevef
Dnce hit me. " From "A Century of
Chinese Literature. "
What They Got.
On bis way home from the lodge
Mr. Jymes was held up by footpads
ind relieved of all his valuables.
"What did they get , Rufus ? " ans-
ously asked Mrs. Jymes after he had
cached his home and reported his loss.
"Everything except the password ! "
le groaned. Chicago Tribune.
To Drive Ants From the Lavrii.
Fine coal ashes sprinkled about the
burrows of ants will cause them to
cave. Ashes may be used on the lawn
svithout injury to the grass. Sifted
ishos are best , but those fresh from
: he stove , shaken from the stove shov-
? 1. will answer the purpose very well.
Ladies' Home Journal.
The Japanese , although a cleanly
leople. are not fastidious on a journey.
Jore than DO per cent of their passen
gers go on third class rates.
Statistics show that women marrj
oter In life than they used to.
HAVE JUST ARRIVED ,
WE HAVE THE MOST
COMPLETE LINE OF
NEW , AND UP-TO-DATE
DRY GOODS EVER Q
OUR GROCERY DE
PARTMENT I S w OM-
PRODUCE AS GOOD AS CASH.
Authorized Capital , $100,000.
Capital and Surplus , $6OOOO
GEO. HOCKNELL , President. price.'V
W. F. LAWSON , Cashier. F. A. PEN NELL , Ass't Cash.
A. CAMPBELL , Director. FRANK HARRIS , Director.
Every man his
i own Judge
Selz * " "
FTI i $3.50 shoe for men will
please you and others who
see you wearing it.
To wear "Royal Blue" is evidence of respect
ability , it shows good taste and good sense.
It is the most shoe satisfaction at the smallest
price for which a good stylish high class shoe
can be bought.
Made by Selr , Schwab & Co. , Chicago , the largest . manufacturers of
good shoes in the world.
All shapes and styles , all kinds oigood
leathers in black and tan at one price.
See the Tribune's Clubbing List.
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