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NINETEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILJLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , APRIL 26 , 19OI. NUMBER SO
A Grand Masonic Event.
In point of attendance and in deep
and enthusiastic interest , Freemasonry
in South-western Nebraska touched
high-water mark in the grand gathering
of Masons in this city , Tuesday evening
The occasion w i3 the "raising" of Fran
cis M. Kimmell , which was performed
by Grand Custodian Robert French of
"Kearney , assisted by the brethren of
McCook lodge No. 135 , A. F. and A. M. ,
in the presence of some 160 visiting
Masons from 15 or 20 different lodges in
this section of Nebraska and from lodges
in other states. Grand Custodian French
is recognized as one of the greatest of
living Masons and he gave the work
most superbly ; his eloquence and pathos
as they flowed simply and unostenta
tiously from the lips of this princely
teacher of Masonic principles held the
eager and enraptured attention of the
large company a notable gathering of
men. Grand Senior Warden N. M.
Ayers of Beaver City was also present.
Following the "real work" of the
evening , the craftsmen were ushered
into the banquet-room at about eleven
o'clock , where was elegantly spread a
collation worthy the event and charac
teristic of the generous hospitality of
the members of McCook lodge :
Tina Tins Olives
Turkey Cutlets Veal Loaf
Dread and Butter Thins
Assorted Nuts Stuffed Dates
Angel's Food Caiamel Cake
Nut Cake Devil's Food
Coffee Picks Cigars
" 'Brotherhood is a fact in Nature's plan ,
Then why be selfish , Fellowman ?
All were created by God above ;
Then let us live in Brotherly Love. " Bob.
COMMITTEE G. W. Willetts , J. W. , chair
man ; G. B. Berry. Knud Stangland , R. M.
Douglass , B. L. McCarl , J. M. Trammel ! ,
David Manner , W. B. Mills , C. F. Heber , C.
fc , V W. Bronson , J. T. Devitt , C. B. Gray and H.
G. W. Willetts , Jr. , junior warden of
McCook lodge , had charge of the ban
quet , which was a flattering tribute to
his skill as a purveyor.
After the feast there was a flow of soul
fora delightful period of two hours ;
social chat being enlivened by numerous
short speeches by the brethren and
adorned with charming bits of poesy
from the inimitable "Bob" French.
The following lodges were represented
by from two to ten delegates : Beaver
City , Danbury , Arapahoe , Bartley , Cam
bridge , Indianola , Culbertson , Stratton , e
Benkelman , Palisade , Wauneta , Imper
ial , Red Cloud , Bloomington.
There were present also quite a num
ber from lodges in other states , forming
a Masonic assemblage never before
equalled in this part of Nebraska , and
seldom excelled anywhere.
By a rising vote the visiting brethren
expressed their hearty thanks to McCook
lodge for the grand and generous enter
McCook lodge was commended by the
grand officers for the zeal and energy of
its members in the interest of Freemas
James H. Burns was "raised" at a w
forenoon session , and let go of the goat
in time to be in at the killing. This
forenoon meeting is regarded as the H
most impressive session of the day.
Sylvester Cordeal's stock as a winning
speech-maker is now roosting with the w
steel trust's. He hypn otized one C
brother into a profound slumber , sonorous w
ous but serene.
Grand Senior Warden Ayers spoke in
happy , commendatory terms of McCook
lodge and gave the craft in general some IE
good and wholesome advice. le
There may be some men who are bet Jc
ter informed as to the symbolic teachings
of Masonry than is "Bob" French a
but they are all in the Better Land and la
not available here. a
McCook Lodge No. 1.15 , A. F. and A. (1s
M. , made a handsome record and the s
membership is excusably proud of the
success of the meeting.
Rev. William Hardcastle of Cambridge , T
Rev. W. J. Turner and Rev. Howard ft
Stoy of McCook proved entertaining re
after-dinner talkers. ren
The dominies , doctors and lawyers ni
were well represented in the speech- nin
r The clever and artistic touches of the
ladies were observable in the setting of ei
the tables and their skill was plainly ct
evident in the preparation of the viands , 11
both of which were highly appreciated. 11M
Editor F. N. ilerwiti of the Beaver g' '
City Tribune and N. J. Ludi of the Re- bi
City Democrat witnessed their brother tr
editor riding the goat. 'M
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
WILL PURVIS is down from Denver
C. H. MEEKER is in Chicago on busi
ness , this week.
MRS. ALBERT BARNETT was a Denver
visitor , Thursday.
J. H. BENNETT is having an addition
built to his kitchen.
MRS. C. S. McELHERRON was a Cam
bridge visitor , Tuesday.
D. S. HASTY of Arapahoe had business
iu the city , Wednesday.
Miss NELLIE COUPE of Falls City is
the guest of C. J. O'Brien.
ALICE MARQUISSEE of Palisade was a
business visitor , Monday.
MR. RALPH HAGGARD was a guest in
the Noren home , Sunday.
L. L Foss , the Crete lawyer , was here
on business , Monday night.
S. E SOLOMON of Culbertson was in
town on business , Sunday night.
W. E. BABCOCK of Cambridge was the
guest of his brother , C. F. , Monday.
ROBERT BYERS of Auburn , Nebraska ,
was in the city , Sunday , between trains.
MRS. FRANK RANK was a Holdrege
visitor , Wednesday , going down on 12.
J. A. KIRK and Taylor Wells of Cul
bertson were business visitors , Mondaj'
S O. SIMONDS. the Cambridge banker ,
came up to the city , Monday night , on
ROY SMITH was down from Denver ,
Sunday , visiting his parents and friends
in the old home.
B. M. FREES of Chicago has been in
the city , part of the week , on business ,
guest of A. Barnett.
MRS. RUSSELL MCMILLEN departed
on 2 , Wednesday morning , for her home
in Tecumseh , Nebraska.
GEORGE E. THOMPSON bought lots 8
and 9 , Second addition to McCook ,
Tuesday , at sheriff's sale.
MRS. T. LKETMAN departed on 2 ,
Monday , for her home in Fremont ,
after a week's visit with McCook friends.
MRS. WILL J. KRAUTER and children
are here from Aurora , Illinois , visiting
her parents , Mr. and Mrs. J. S. LeHew.ai
MRS. NELLIE GUILD of Omaha is
visiting her sister , Mrs. A. P. Thomson ,
arriving in the city , Wednesday evening
M. J. ABBOTT , the G. O. M. of the
Republican , came down from Hayes
Center , Saturday evening , on his way ui
east : to Illinois on a business trip. dlfit
GEORGE BRANSCOM is again installed
as one of the clerks in the Commercial
house , succeeding Clerk Lawless , who Qi
left for Hastings on 6 , last Saturday.
L. H. BLACKLEDGE , the blond-beard
ed young lawyer from Red Cloud , was a ai
visitor , Friday last , between trains , on
his way home from attending court in hiC
Miss LILLIE FITZGERALD , who has
for a number of months been the guest
of her sister , Mrs. Richard Knox in
Cheyenne , Wyoming , arrived home , last
MRS. J. W. GIBSON of Saleni , S. D ,
who has been visiting her brother W. F. tl
Lawson , and family for a few weeks , de
parted on 6 , Monday night , with her in
little girl , for home. of
HENRY J. HOUSE and B. N. House , of
with their families , arrived from Oswego
county ( , N. Y. , last night on No. 5 , and
will farm the St. Germain place , ten
miles south-west of McCook.
MRS. WILLIAM MCKEAN , a sister of T
Judge G. W. Norris , arrived in the city , isk
last Saturday noon on No. i , from To k
ledo , Ohio , and will be in charge of the m
judge's household for the present.
MR. AND MRS. E. E. SADDLER were
called to Oakland , Iowa , Saturday night bi
last on No. 6 , by the death of his mother.
Mrs. : Saddler returned home , Wednes w
day night ; he is expected to arrive on ceG
Saturday night. G
MISSES AIMEE MENARD and Olive
Rittenhouse entertained the Awl-O's , CC
Tuesday evening , at the home of Miss CC
Menard. ] It was a business meeting , and
refreshments were served , but there was T
programme. It was shown that the Wl
net receipts from their recent entertain
ment are $94.50.
MRS. HERMAN PADE entertained the
Entre Nous club at her home , Tuesday Li
evening , Mrs. Russell McMillen of Tecumseh - wi ,
cumseh , Nebraska , a former member of
the club , being the guest of honor. Baby
McMillen was the object of a handsome orT ]
gift from the members of the club a
beautiful gold spoon , which will be a
treasured token and memento in the Sc
McMillen household of happy memories. 6 : ;
The City Council.
The council was in regular session ,
Monday evening , all present but Coun
Following bills were allowed and same
ordered paid out of their respective
Lincoln Land Co $425 oo
McCook Loan & Trust Co 7S-OO
C. W. Barnes 18.50
F. M. Colson 75
Saloon licenses were granted Harry
Barbazett , P. Walsh , W. M. Lewis and
A. C. Clyde and clerk instructed to issue
same upon presentation of treasurer's
receipt for amount specified by law.
Druggist's permits were granted Mc-
Conuell & Berry aud A. McMillen and
clerk was instructed to issue permits on
presentation of treasurer's receipt for
amount required by law. The applica
tion of D. W. Lear was referred back for
date of for sureties'
signatures and signa
tures to be made in ink.
Licenses to conduct billiard halls % vere
granted J. H. Bennett and W. M. Lewis
and clerk was instructed to issue licens
es on presen'ation of treasurer's receipt
for the amount specified by law.
C. B. Gray was re-appointed chief of
police and the council unanimously con
firmed the appointment.
W. S. Perry was elected president of
Councilman Coleman was authorized
to have the sprinkler repainted.
Councilman Osborn was authorized to
arrangements with the McCook make
Light Co. to blow whistle for the Electric
Council adjourned to Wednesday even
On Wednesday evening all were pres
ent but Councilman Perry.
Petition of D. W. Lear for druggist's
permit was granted and clerk was in
structed to issue same upon presentation
of treasurer's receipt for amount re
quired by law.
Ordinance 95 was passed. It regulates
non-resident hawkers etc.
Ordinance 96 was passed. It is the °
regular occupation tax ordinance and
appears in full in this issue of THE
Mayor appointed following cemetery a
trustees : W. F. Lawson , F. M. Rath-
bun , Emerson Hanson , W. J. Turner and
Barney Lewis ; confirmed by the council.
The following ladies were also appointed b
as cemetery committee : Mrs. Max An
ton , Mrs. E. M. Easterday , Mrs. C. E. q'Ol
In Budding Womanhood.
A letter to relatives here , this week , S.
brings the sorrowful news of the sad and ta
unexpected death of Grace Lease , Tues
day of last week , at her home in Red- fr
field , Kansas. feIn
The deceased was born iu the home of
her grandmother , Mrs. H. H. Pickens ,
over in Valley Grange precinct , August
i8tt 1880. She spent the summer-of
1899 with her grandmother and with her
aunt , Mrs. Frank Freelove , endearing
herself to a large circle of friends during
her stay. Death caused by paralysis
came to her on April i6th , 1901 , after an sc
illness > of only three days. The remains dt
were buried in Redfield with many an dtbl
expression of love for the departed and bl
sympathy for the deceased. a
Wednesday morning at n o'clock in
the Palmer house parlor , Rev. L. M. i
Grigsby of the Methodist church united N
marriage James P. Craig , night clerk stw
! the Palmer house , and Bertha Selby w
Calvert , Nebraska. .The ceremony ol
was witnessed by a few friends of the ra
contracting parties. be
Paints ! Paints !
A good paint for $1.25 per gallon. sc
Fhe Lincoln , guaranteed for three years , fo
better. The "Asbestine" water paint
kept in stock. Call in , we can save you
money on paints. A. McMiLLEN. th :
The New Straight Front Sum m e r
Sauze Corsets of the unequalled "F. C. " .
brand for $ r at The Thompson Dry
Seeds Co. Money back after 4 weeks'
wear if dissatisfied. Other grades at 50
ents and 35 cents. Also Su m m e r
Sauzc Corset Waists $ r.
Get a Rock Island disc and disc your th
orn ground well before listing your pc
orn , and disc your alfalfa now before it ve
jets too high , and after each cutting. D
Fhe ] Rock Island is just the thing for the
vork. S. M. Cochran & Co. sell them.
Sun Bonnets are on the run-hop-skip ac
ind jump at The Thompson Dry Goods W
2o. 20 cents for Children's , 25 cents for by
Ladies' ; 12 kinds to choose from. All lie
vith ruffies , draw-string and boys. ng
When in need of a steel range , cook
gasoline stove buy of H. P. Waite.
Che goods and prices are right. he
Hereafter the meat-market of Church to
Marsh will be open on Sundays from lia
i:30 to 9 o'clock. No delivery. to
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Way-car 126 is about ready to go on
on the road.
Mr. McCarty is a new addition to tht
The shopmen for the most part were
given a holiday. Arbor day.
The two water meters are being housec
over with a roomy stone structure.
Engine Sr was turned out of the shop
Tuesday , having been thoroughly over
Engine No. i was turned out from the
shop , this week , after a complete over
Engineer G. W. Starks and Fireman
J. A. Eckman were up from Oxford ,
Conductor C. O. LeHew and family
were up from Hastings , over Sunday ,
guests of his parents.
General Sup't T. E. Calvert of Lin
coln was at Western division headquart
ers , Tuesday morning.
Sup't Campbell is having a substan
tial stone pavement laid about his resi
dence property , this week.
"Reddy" Ranee has returned from
Alliance , and returned to work in the
shop here , close of last week.
Master Mechanic Archibald went up
to Hudson , Tuesday , after No. i , to pick
up the freight wreck at that place.
W. E. Schmidt has retired from the
position of "moonlight master median
ic , " and will join the day force of
C. , B. & Q. engine 1106 has been
bought by the Burlington and is now
known as 384. The Burlington has also
purchased the 1397 and renumbered her
No. 36 is being prepared to be sent to
Havelock for a thorough overhauling ;
the mill is in hard shape from service on B
one of the branches bucking snow during
the late blockade.
TOS. Kubicek came in from McCook w
Monday to superintend the planting of
large number of trees and making tc
other improvements on his farm northwest
west of this city. Red Cloud Chief. w
Engineer E. C. McKay and family
have : been placed under formal and strict
quarantine ' regulations. The members m
of the household are all getting along se
favorably , having been but mildly af tli :
T. O. Robinson succeeded to George at
Scott's . place and C. M. Retting has
taken Robinson's position. E. E. White
ol Trenton has also been added to the
freight-house gang and is on the night
Gus Budig of the air-brake department U
will leave for Chicago , Saturday , to at ce :
tend the meeting of the National AirBrake -
Brake association. He expects to take a
glance at the Buffalo exposition before
liis return , if possible. evW
George W. McFarland of the black CO :
smith force at this place departed , Tues- yc
3ay night , for Alliance , where he has
been given the foremauship of the
blacksmith-shop at that place. And so
Mac will fill the position most effi- re
The Chicago Post of Sunday says : As
defense against the Burlington-Great
Northern-Northern Pacific combine
stockholders of the Chicago & North cr :
western and Chicago , St. Paul , Minneap- an
lis & Omaha roads will be asked to ?
ratify plans for important extensions to
Doth roads. The extensions have been
planned by a joint committee represent M
ing both roads and are said to be on a th
scale which will make the two systems he
"ormidable competitors of the Hill lines. fri
A broken axle of a freight car caused
he wrecking of several cars of valuable us
Teight ' at Hudson , thirty miles eastof at
Denver ' on the Burlington road , Monday yc
light. Four cars were almost totally
Jemolished. Hudson being a flag sta- E.
ion , news of the accident could not be
eadily supplied to the chiefdispatchers ,
md ] as a result both east and west-bound
jassenger trains were on the line where
he wreck occurred and past junction
joints where they might have been di-
rerted before the mishap was known. ' e
Denver Times. ho
Sunday in a column article the Salt
ake City Tribune says that the present In
ictivity in railroad building in Southst <
.Vestern Utah and South-Eastem Nevada
interests representing Senator Wil-
iam A. Clark of Montana and the mish- .
; of the Burlington surveyors towards
Salt Lake involve the practical operation
Senator Clark and President Hill of st (
Great Northern system in a scheme (
extend President Hill's great interests
the Pacific coast in Southern Califor-
, thus introducing a formidable rival
the Harrimau interests in that region , pa
. To Stop Marble Gambling : .
A movement is on foot which will at
tempt to interest the city authorities in
suppressing the gambling by the child
ren in marbles , which has grown to pro
portions warranting municipal interfer
ence. This matter is a serious one , for
it is ajschool in which is learned the first
lessons of gambling. For the good of
the children themselves the gambling
part of marble-playing should be sup
pressed , like any other violation of the
Wagon-Pole Struck Her.
One of W. O. Russell's little girls was
injured , Monday morning , at P. Walsh's
corner , by one of R. M. Osborn's dray
wagons. The little girl , though warned ,
in her evident confusion , ran right in
front of the team. She was struck by
the wagon-pole and knocked down. The
horses jumped over her prostrate form ,
but one of her legs was pretty badly
bruised by one of the wheels of the light
Iray running over it.
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 Ilerefords for sale ,
uquire of WILCOX & FLITCRAFT.
Shirt Waists bought'from The Thomp-
on Dry Goods Co. are all inspected and
the buttons re-sewed and button holes
tailored before being offered for sale.
"Idc al" brand of Wash Waists from 35
cents to $2. Silk Waists from $4 to $6 ,
elaborately tucked , hemstiched etc. ju
Black and colored Satin Waists , $4.75.
Church & Marsh are feeding a yard of
100 head of steers , which iu due time P
will find their way onto the block in n
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
of their trade. G
Just now our wall-paper stock is im
mense , complete in all grades ; come and
see it before it is broken. We show new
his-year's styles and colorings at from g
rour cents per roll up. Our silk , stripes ,
md tapestry effects are superb.
MCCONNELL & BERRY. bi
Ladies' Knit Knee Pants 25 cents ,
ladies' Gauze Vests with long sleeves ,
lalf sleeves and no sleeves in ecru and W
vhite from 5 cents to 35 cents. Also
Jnion Suits in gauze at 35 cents and 50
ents all at The Thompson Dry Goods
We please every customer , or nearly wl
very one , who looks at our new line of in
vall-paper. ! We can please you both in
olor and price , and you will regret it if la
7ou don't see us before you buy. lei
MOCONNELL & BERRY. ra
William O'Meara of the Star bakery
iold a half interest in his bakery and
estaurant , close of last week , to C. L fa
Vliller , and went to Denver where he is p
low employed in a large establishment
f that city.
LOST Easter Sunday , silver-plated th
rossed feathers , between Masonic hall
md M. E. church or in the church. .
inder please leave at office ofcounty
A telegram announces the death of
Mrs. John Lewis at her home in Illinois , *
his week. Bereaved family and friends .
lave deepest sympathy of McCook
A GOOD paint for outside or inside lei
ise , $ r 25 per gallon. A good roof-paint m
a remarkably low price. Let us save gc
ou money. McCoNNELL & BERRY. S.
An addition is under way to Mrs. H.
. Durham's dwelling-house on North pc
tfonroe street , this week. Pr
Don't forget , the Barnett Lumber Co. si
rhen you are needing poultry netting ,
larbed wire and posts.
Members of the Fortnightly held an in
'extra" hop , last evening in the opera- ga ;
E. K. Morse , paiuterand paper-hanger , he
nquire at Loar's and McMillen's drug- CO :
An addition is being built to the Geo. .
Jurns residence on Lower Marshall
At night ring the door bell at Loar's reiH (
tore and the clerk will do the rest. ve
Canon coal is the same old price at
larnett's $7.50 per ton.
McMillen has a nice display of wall M
taper in his drug-store. Fc
MWOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Wall paper at McMillen's.
Watch Loar's window each week.
For clothing go to DeGroff & Co.'s.
Call at Barnett's for door and window
Buy your garden and flower seeds from
H. P. Waite.
Don't fail to see Loar's line of wall
paper before you buy.
McMilleu has a nice display of wall
paper in his drug-store.
Buy your window screens of the Bar
nett Lumber Co. , this spring.
Alfalfa seed at $4 ; extra choice at
| 4.6o ; at S. M. Cochran & Co.'s.
See Barnett's ADJUSTABLE window
SCREENS. They are the best.
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.
Don't forget we carry the best line of
cypress tanks. BARNETT LUMBER Co.
Hammocks , golf plaids aud fancy
colors. MCCONNELL & BERRY.
You will be sorry if you fail to see
Loar's line of wall paper before you buy.
WANTED A girl for general house
work. Apply to Mrs. Frank Keudlen ,
FOUND A sum of money in Masonic
hall , April 23rd. Owner apply to G. S.
Bishop , secretary.
FOR SALE Two houses and lots in
McCook. Inquire of or write to Thomas
Surge , McCook , Neb.
An infant child of Gottlieb Ortnati and
wife died.on Sunday night ; burial in
Riverview ou Monday.
Call and see Barnett's self-fitting , ad
justable window screens. A child can
put them in on any story.
Ladies , you will find hair switches ,
Pompadour < rolls , combs and hair orna
ments at the Toilet Parlors.
Clean up your premises and about the
same before the hot weather makes the
3irt and filth a menace to health.
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
S. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
ivery month in Odd Fellows hall.
FOR SALE OR TRADE Two binders iu
jood order. 4-12-413.
MRS. W. M. IRWIN.
Get our prices on barbed wire before
BARNETT LUMBER Co.
WANTED A girl for general house-
vork. Inquire of Mrs. H. M. Tyler ,
tforth Manchester street. Wages , $2.50
Der week. 2ts.
H. P. Waite has just received a large
nvoice of the best grades of rubber hose
vhich will be sold very cheap , consider-
ng 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.
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.
City Marshal Gray was out with
jrader , Wednesday , smoothing down
he streets , which have been rendered
rery rough by traffic during and follow-
ng the March rains.
The closing of the banks and post-
ffice , Monday , constituted about theonlj
jublic observance of Arbor day in Mc
Cook. There was some planting oftree * .
y private enterprise.
Lawn fence , lawn hose , lawn sprink-
ers are among the important things that
nake your home pleasant ; and a coat o
jood paint will beautify it ; all for sale b\
M. Cochran & Co.
Don't forget that we carry the Simon
jure Asbestine paint , absolutely fire
jroof , weather-proof , just the thing fo
arns , sheds and fences. Costs one
ixtli as much as oil paint.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
A couple of hours work in the morn
ng and evening for a week with a fev
allons of S. M. Cochran Sc Co.'s ready
nixed paint will help the looks of you-
louse wonderfully ; try it ; it will no
est one-fourth what it will be worth t
THE TRIBUNE was in error in one pa
icular , last week , in its write-up of tb
'Awl-O's" entertainment : J. P. Forbt
eceived over-much credit and Mrs. Bell
ledlund and Mr. G. B. Berry , by ina <
ertence , were overlooked entirel'
'The Ladies of Athens" and tableav
vere under Mrs. Hedltind's directic
ind "Gertude Wheeler , M. D. , " und-
Jr. Berry's management ; while M
"orbes had the "Hoop Drill" in cbarg
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