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NINETEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. MAY 3 , 19OI. NUMBER 51
A Nipped Bud.
Little Elmer , only son of Abram and
Beruice Myers , died at the home of the
grandparents , Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Jac
obs , Tuesday morning , April seth , 1901 ,
at four o'clock , aged one year. Funeral
services were conducted at the home on
Wednesday morning at ten o'clockRev.
W. J. Turner officiating , and burial fol
lowed in Riverview cemetery.
The bereaved young parents the
father was absent from home at the
time have deep sympathy in the great
sorrow which has thus come to their
A CARD OF THANKS.
In the sorrow and bereavement which
lias again come to us , we are deeply
grateful for every kindness , assistance
MR. AND MRS. ABRAM MYERS.
C. H. JACOBS AND FAMILY.
J. H. MYERS AND FAMILY.
AMANDA STONE AND FAMILY.
On His Own Hook.
Wednesday , C. E. Eldred , who has
been for years chief in W. S. Morlan's
law office , severed his connection with
that well-known office and hung out his
shingle on his own hook , establishing
liimself in the suite of rooms in the
Meeker-Phillips building lately vacated
by Judge G. W. Norris of the District
court. Mr. Eldred has by hard work
and due diligence won his way to an en
viable place among the young lawyers
of the South-Weslern Nebraska , and
THE TRIBUNE wishes him success and
profits thereof now that he has conclud
ed to hoe his own row.
Mr. Morlan will not likely install his
successor until fall.
Ousted a County Attorney.
Out in Dundy county the people elect
ed a man last fall to the office of county
attorney who had never practiced law or
been admitted to the bar. A writ of
quo warranto was filed some
to test his eligibility to the office. After
J a lively tilt by counsel the court over
ruled the demurrer of the defense and
decided that a man must be a member
of the bar to practice law before the
courts as the legal representative of the
county. Journal. _ _
Sold to James Hatfield.
This week , Hugh W. Cole sold his de
sirable residence property on Marshall
street to James Hatfield , who will assume
possession of the same about June 1st ,
at which time Mrs. Cole and the chil
dren will take their departure for Gen-
tseo , Illinois , where they expect to spend
a year with Mrs. Cole's aged and infirm
mother. Mr. Cole will remain here to
\ look after his business interests , and
tnake his headquarters at the Commer
Is Now Mrs. Harvey.
Cards have been received by McCook
friends announcing the marriage of Mr.
Matthew Harvey and Mrs. Abbie J.
Robie at Red Oak Hill , Epping , N. H. ,
on the I7th day of April , 1901. They
will be at home , after June I5th. Mrs.
Harvey is well known to many friends
in McCook , where she formerly resided
for a few years , as Mrs. Robie. They
will join THE TRIBUNE in hearty con
gratulations and well-wishes.
Grand Island Cattle Company.
Articles of incorporation of the XX
/ Cattle company of Grand Island were re-
Jf corded in the secretary's office. The
' ' / company is capitalized for § 100,000 and
incorporated by L. W. Hayden , R. O.
Adams and W. H. Thompson of Grand
Island and M. H. Yerrick of Trenton.
The business will be that of buying ,
selling and breeding cattle. Thursday's
"Ideal" brand of Shirt Waists , 35 cents
to $2. "Reliable" brand of Wrappers ,
75 cents to $2. "Linden" Dressing
Sacques , 75 cents to $ t.5O. Pure Silk
Mitts , 15 cents to 35 cents. Silk gloves ,
35 cents , Lisle gloves , 25 cents , "Schil
ler" Kid gloves , Blacks , Colors and
White , $ i. Newest Belts , 25 cents to 50
cents. Daintiest checked and striped
Ginghams , Sj to 12 , Apron Ginghams
test grade , 5 cents. Wash Silks , Silk
Ginghams , Silk Muslins , Dimities , Wash
Goods etc. etc. in great variety. The
Thompson Dry Goods Co.
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
i 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.
A GOOD paint for outside or inside
use , $1.25 per gallon. A good roof-paint
at a remarkably low price. Let us save
you money. MCCONNELL & BERRY.
When in need of a steel range , cooker
or gasoline stove buy of H. P. Waite.
The goods and prices are right.
McMillen has a nice display of wall
paper in his drug-store.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
MRS C. E. POPE was an Oxford pil
grim , Tuesday.
Mus. D. F. SHAW was a Hastings
visitor , Thursday.
MRS. J. M. HENDERSON was a Lin
coln visitor , Wednesday.
MRS. J. F. KENVON went up to Den
ver , today , on a short visit.
FRED STONE was down from Mayweed -
wood , last Friday , on business.
MRS. P. F. McKENNA went up to
Denver , today on r , on a brief visit.
MRS. A. P. BONNO went up to Denver ,
Wednesday on No. i , on a short visit.
MRS. J. E. COOLEY of Red Cloud has
been visiting her daughter , Mrs. W. E.
Cox , for a few days.
MRS. MARSLAND came in from Lin
coln , last night , and is the guest of her
sister , Mrs. A. P. Thomson.
MRS. H. H. TARTSCH departed , this
morning , for Plattstnouth , on a home-
visit of considerable length.
MRS. S. J. BINGHAM arrived home ,
mid-week , from spending a few weeks
visiting in Eastern Nebraska.
W. F. LAWSON of the First National
arrived home , Sunday night , from his
business trip to Los Angeles , California.
Miss MARY A. JOHNSTON of Bloomington -
ington is visiting her brotner , Chief
Clerk W. H. Johnston of the master
REV. E. C. OSTHOFF of Minden , Iowa ,
is visiting his children at Rev. G.
Essig's , this week , arriving in the city
on Tuesday night.
MRS.J. H. LUDWICK arrived home ,
Wednesday morning , from the hospital
in Omaha , having almost recovered from
her recent operation.
MRS. WILLIAM WOODS has been en
joying a visit from her mother , Mrs. J.
O. Lindley , who returned to her home
in Red Cloud , last week.
M. H. MEYER departed , last nightfor
St. Ansgar , Iowa , where he will remain
until fall , at least , when he may go to
California to spend the winter.
MRS. E. J. PURVIS and daughters ,
Misses Clara and Florence , expect short
ly to join J. N. Purvis in Fremont , where
they will make their future home.
MR. AND MRS. H. H. TARTSCH will
with the first of next month occupy the
suit of rooms in the Temple building ,
then to be vacated by Mr. and Mrs.
MRS. J. C. SHUMAKER and daughters
Alice and Hope departed for Puyallup ,
Washington , where Mr. Shuinaker had
preceeded them , Tuesday evening , to
make their home there.
MR. AND MRS. T. J. SMITH and Mrs.
Nettie McCarl moved into the Spickel-
mier residence , this week , S. C. Heliker
and family occupying the Joh n s o n
dwelling , two doors north.
MR. AND MRS. HARRY Goss and son
of New York city are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Corwin on the ranch south
west of the city , Mr. Goss is general
agent of the Chicago and North western
and the parents are here for the son's
Miss MAGGIE CULLEN , a student of
our city in the Omaha Commercial col
lege , is now temporarily teaching in the
college with success. Miss Maggie will
be graduated from the college at the
close of this month. Her progress in
the course has been most gratifying to
the family and her friends. She has
made a specialty of stenography and
type-writing and has attained unusual
speed and efficiency in those branches ,
fitting herself especially as a teacher in
Rev. W. J. Turner had a runaway ,
Wednesday afternoon , on his way to the
funeral of baby Myers. The horse be
came frightened at a passing train , and
becoming unmanageable , ran away
throwing out the youthful pall-bearers ,
none of them , fortunately , being hurt ,
save a few scratches.
It's a point of health to lay aside the
heavy corset and don the light weight
gauze corset at this time of year. There
are those who wear the so-called Summer
Corsets the year through. The "F. C. "
is the ideal gauze corset ; made of double
thread net , boned with Feather-bone ,
daintily trimmed with lace and narrow
ribbons ; strong , perfect fitting and fully
guaranteed , money back after 4 weeks'
wear if dissatisfied. All grades and
prices in stock including the new straight
fronts. For sale only by The Thompson
Dry Goods Co.
E. K. Morse , painter and paper-hanger.
Inquire at Loar's and McMillen's drug
At night ring the door bell at Loar's
store and the clerk will do the rest.
Former President C. E. Perkins' letter
regarding the effect of the sale of stock
of the Burlington road , as printed yes
terday in the Burlington Hawkeye , is as
BOSTON , April 24. Mr John L. Waite ,
Editor Burlington Hawkeye , Burlington ,
la. My Dear Mr. Waite : Will you let
me try to correct a misapprehension
about the proposed sale of Chicago , Bur
lington & Quincy stock to the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific Railroad
companies ? It is not by any means the
"passing away of the Chicago , Burling
ton & Quincy , " as described in some of
the newspapers. On the contrary , there
will be no change in the Chicago , Bur
lington & Quincy , name or management ,
and the alliance of the properties will
greatly benefit all of them , and all of
the people they serve. The Chicago ,
Burlington & Quincy company will con
tinue to do business precisely as hereto
fore , with Mr. Harris as president and
the organization unchanged. But it will
be assured of , what it does not now
possess , a permanent connection by the
shortest line with the great north-west ,
rich in minerals and lumber , with its
markets for agricultural and other pro
ducts , and with the commerce of the
Pacific ocean by way of Puget sound and
the Columbia river. On the other hand ,
the northern roads will be assured of a
permanent connection by the shortest
line with the agriculture and manufac
tures of the middle west , and the mar
kets to be found there for the products
of the north and the commerce of the
Pacific. No argument is necessary to
show that this assured permanency is of
the greatest importance to all of the in
terests concerned , the people as well as
As to the management , there is not
only no intention to make changes in the
official staff and organization , but the
strongest desire on the part of those who
are proposing to buy the stock to hold
onto Chicago , Burlington & Quincy men
and Chicago , Burlington & Quincy
The whole effect of the combination
will be beneficial. Please look at a map
and see for yourself how the lines of
: hese corporations fit into and supple
ment each other. And when doing so it
will interest you to trace , and compare
with these railroads of today the line of
march of Lewis and Clark , who took
possession of the Louisiana purchase for
the government of the United States a
aundred years ago.
I expect to return to Burlington in the
course of two or three weeks , and hope
For many years to occupy my office in
the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy build
ing and continue my interest in the
affairs of the company with its enlarged
opportunities and possibilities.
Yours very truly ,
C. E. PERKINS.
Joseph Haas vs. McCook Milling Co.
et al. , action on account. Trial to court
on Tuesday ; found for defendant and
costs taxed to plaintiff. The evidence
showed that the cattle food in question
was not up to claims made.
Licenses since last report :
Edgar Collicott and Maude Selby ,
joth of Cambridge. Married by the
county judge on Tuesday.
Filings since last report :
The McCook Loan and Trust Co. vs.
Andrew E. Harvey et al. ; equity.
C. H. Meeker vs. Conrad Uhrich ;
APRIL MORTGAGE RECORD.
Farm filings , $8,908.55 , releases ,
S7.75435Town filings , $3.348.63 ; re
leases , $3,475.00. Chattel filings , $16-
028.76 ; releases , $17,581.84.
County Clerk Green has been down on
the farm , part of the week , looking after
affairs on the place.
Clerk of the District Court Boatman
and bride arrived from Missouri , Wed
nesday night , and are receiving the con-
jratulatious of friends.
H. P. Waite has everything in the
lardwa're line at the right price.
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB
UNE office. BPst in the market.
Hereafter the meat-market of Church
& Marsh will be open on Sundays from
6:30 to 9 o'clock. No delivery.
We are making just now a specialty of
awn mowers , lawn hose , lawn sprink-
ers , nozzles and hose repairs and lawn
rakes. S. M. Cochran & Co.
Just now our wall-paper stock is im
mense , complete in all grades ; come and
see it before it is broken. We show new
this-year's styles and colorings at from
bur cents per roll up. Our silk , stripes ,
and tapestry effects are superb.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Al Price of Bartley is a new machin
Machinist Nick Friez was off duty
Way-car 126 got out of the carpenter-
shop , Wednesday.
Brakeman L. M. Best is the latest vic
tim to be quarantined.
, Fred Zell of Denver was a guest ol
Sup't Campbell , Monday.
Conductor L. E. Gilcrest visited in
Brush , Colorado , Friday-Sunday.
Brakeman Walter Sayers visited rela
tives in Dickens , Thursday-Sunday.
Presiding Elder Hardaway was a Mc
Cook visitor , Monday and Tuesday.
August Muuim of Havelock is an ad
dition to the boilermakers , this week.
No special inducements are held out
to apprentices to "kick" on jobs. Eh ?
Brakeman J. F. Utter has been spend
ing a few days on the farm at Bartley ,
Brakeman F. D. Barney went to Lin
coln , Wednesday night on 6 , on a visit
to his parents.
D. W. Smith , a former brakeman on
this division , was around renewing old-
time friendships , yesterday.
Brakeman William Turlay is off duty
on account of a sore eye occasioned by a
cinder getting into the optic.
The blacksmiths and the boilermakers
ers are arranging plans to have a game
of base-ball , Saturday afternoon.
Flagman E. E. Saddler arrived home ,
Saturday last , from Iowa , where he was
called to the funeral of his mother.
Ass't Sup't Frank Harris came down
rom Denver on business , Wednesday
on 12 , returning west on i , Thursday.
Conductor William Shinsel and crew
of the ballast train running out of Ox-
bad were at headquarters over Sunday.
The buzz saw was installed in its new
house , justnorth of the blacksmith-shop ,
Monday , and is now ready for business.
Brakeman C. L. Smith , who has been
at Kenesaw , on account of sickness in
lis family , returned to work on Wednes
Engines ir and 244 are just out of the
shop and Nos. 37 , 339 and 59 have just
jeen put in the shop for a complete
Brakeman B. M. Boyd and Fireman
H. P. Henckle have traded jobs Boyd
going into the mechanical department
and Henckle into the train service.
In other railroad circles than the Bur-
ington it is felt that there will be a cur
tailment of what is termed the "liberal"
policy of the Burlington. Omaha World-
Frank Traver of the boiler-making de-
Dartment went down to Holdrege on 6 ,
Saturday night , to make some repairs on
a branch engine , returning home on i ,
When Franklin James uulimbers his
ype-writer there is only one thing for
he Five Dollar Willies to do , and that
s to follow the action of Davey Crockett's
coon , and "come down. "
A coach repair track is to be laid between
" " track and the .
tween the "rip" depot.
To make room for this improvement
some of the car wheels have been moved
to the east end of the yard , this week.
Clerk Stuart B. McLean is to have a
ittle office of his own in the extreme
south-eastern part of the machine-shop.
This needed convenience will be greatly
appreciated by Foreman Fuller's clerk.
Ben McFarland , who went to McCook ,
ast week , to look after a position with
: he B. & . M.was successful in securing
a position as brakeman. He is at pres
ent running out of Oxford. Red Cloud
All the wreckage from the Hudson
wreck of last week has been unloaded at
this point , save two cars , which were
sent on to Plattsmouth to be rebuilt.
Each division will , as far as possible ,
take care of its own wreckage hereafter.
Paints ! Paints !
A good paint for $1.25 per gallon.
The Lincoln , guaranteed for three years ,
s better. The "Asbestine" water paint
kept in stock. Call in , we can save you
money on paints. A. McMiLLEN.
WANTED A girl for general house
work. Inquire of Mrs. H. M. Tyler ,
North Manchester street. Wages , $2.50
per week. 2ts.
Get a Rock Island disc and disc your
corn ground well 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.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The entertainment given by the little
ones of Miss Wilcox's primary grade
last Friday evening , in the assembly
room , High school building , was a very
gratifying success. The attendance ex-
ceded the accommodations , and the
proceeds reached the goodly sum ol
$23-85t which will be devoted to buying
pictures etc. with which to ornament the
Primary room. The programme ren
dered was an excellent and enjoyable
Welcome song School
Recitation , "Welcome" Charles Bailey
Bass solo Frank Golfer
Recitation , "Ten Little Chickens".Ten Boys
Recitation Gertrude Milligan
"What She Thought"
Song Esther Strout
"Where Did You Come From , Baby Dear ? "
Dialogue Two Boys and Three Girls
Recitation Glen Rowell
"Look Out for Number One"
Instrumental solo Mrs. Mabel Stranahan
Recitation"Six Little Chickens , " Six Children
Recitation , "It's Very Hard" Glen Inghs
Vocal solo Mrs. A. P. Benne
Recitation , "Little Soldiers" Five Boys
Recitation , "It's Strange , " Floyd Bates
Musical Sketch Eighteen Children
"The House That Jack Built"
Recitation , "Grandma Goff , " Alton Washburn
vecitation/'Roverm Churcli/'Sallie llackman
"lag recitation Seven Children
Motion song , "Apple Blossoms" Six Girls
\ecitation Claud D wyer
Recitation Ten Little Girls
Vocal solo Misb Ida McCarl
* ecitation"My Ruler and 1".Myrtle Queen
Dialogue"The Sick Doll'Two Girls , one Boy
Song , "What Do the Trees Say.Four Girls
Recitation'Yacob Straus" Floyd Bates
Song , "Little White Snowdrop" School
THIS MORNING'S PROGRAMME
Morning hymn School
Piano solo. Mrs. Mabel Stranahan
Vocalsolo"The Song for Me"Mrs.A.P. Benne
Piano solo"Narcissus" Miss Edna Dixon
3ong"Nature's Heart Again Rejoices/'School
March Miss Blanche McCarl
Following is the superintendent's re
port to the board of education for the
month ending April 26th , all grades ,
McCook public schools :
Number of boys enrolled 342
Number of girls enrolled 367 709
Withdrawn , but not re-entered. 46 50
Present membership 659
Average daily atte'd'nce by boys.aSs
Average daily atte'd'nce by girls.299 584
Average number belonging. . . .652
Per cent , of attendance on en
Per cent of attendance on num
ber belonging 896
Not absent during month 262
Half days absent 2544
Cases of tardiness 47
Number of persons tardy 42
Visits by board i
Visits by superintendent 49
Visits by others 37
PARENTS AND PATRONS.
Next Friday will be Exhibit day in the
McCook public schools , all grades , and
between the hours of two and seven in
the afternoon all parents and patrons of
the schools are urged to call and inspect
the work of the children in the several
grades which will be on exhibition dur
ing the period mentioned. This oppor
tunity to note the manner of work be
ing done by the children in the different
grades should not be omitted by parents
or patrons. It is the proof of the pud
ding. The superintendent and teachers
will be pleased to see you and show you
the work of your children and of others ,
which will afford opportunity for com
parisons and the noting of progress or
the lack of suitable advancement. This
occasion merits your time and attention
and Exhibit day should be largely and
eagerly attended by all interested in the
children and the success of our public
May baskets were plentiful over the
city , Wednesday night , delighting many
a youthful heart with their beauty and
fragrance. It is a sweet and worthy
custom. May it never lack flowers and
On account of the non-arrival of the
trees , the Arbor day exercises and tree-
planting did not occur until Tuesday of
this week. The exercises were held
after school in the afternoon , and the
delayed trees were duly planted by the
The Supreme court of Pennsylvania
has decided that the law requiring school
children to be vaccinated is not uncon
stitutional and teachers or directors can
exclude from school any children whose
parents do not see that the law in this
particular is complied with.
We please every customer , or nearly
every one , who looks at our new line of
wall-paper. We can please you both in
color and price , and you will regret it if
you don't see us before you buy.
McCoNNELL & BERRY.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Wall paper at McMillen's.
Watch Loar's window each week.
For clothing go to DeGrofT & Co.'s.
The Alliance exchange has 260 phones.
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.
Alfalfa seed at $4 ; extra choice at
& .6e ; 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.
An addition is being built by Charles
Lehu to his Marshall street residence.
Hani mocks , golf plaids and fancy
colors. MCCONNELL & BERRY.
Unfurnished rooms for rent over store.
MRS. M. M. DELIIUNTY.
You will be sorry if you fail to see
boar's line of wall paper before you buy.
The Odd Fellows of America celebrat
ed their 82nd anniversary , last Friday ,
WANTED A girl for general house-
vork. Apply to Mrs. Frank Kemllen ,
FOR SALE Two houses and lots in
McCook. Inquire of or write to Thomas
Burge , McCook , Neb.
Clean up your premises and about the
same before the hot weather makes the
dirt and filth a menace to health.
The sidewalk on the east side of block
8 , Original town , Manchester street , has
been lowered to grade , this week.
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
G. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
every month in Odd Fellows hall.
FOR SALE OR TRADE Two binders iu
good order. 4-12-415.
MRS. W. M. IRWIN.
Dress Skirts to your measure from any
wash goods or worsted goods in stock ,
$1.25 up. The Thompson Dry Goods
The old Palace hotel building will be
run by J. C. Knox , who has just rented
the same , moving his restaurant across
the street to the new location.
H. P. Waite lias 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
lawn mowers , lawn hose , lawn sprink
lers , nozzles and hose repairs and lawn
rakes. S. M. Cochran & Co.
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.
The firm of Anderson & Vanderhoof
has been dissolved by mutual consent ,
Mr. Vauderhoof retiring , and Mr. An
derson continuing the business at the
Lawn fence , lawn hose , lawn sprink
lers are among the important things that
make your home pleasant ; and a coat of
good paint will beautify it ; all for sale by
S. M. Cochran & Co.
Don't forget that we carry the Simon-
pure Asbestine paint , absolutely fire
proof , weather-proof , just the thing for
barns , sheds and fences. Costs one-
sixth as much as oil paint.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
A couple of hours work in the morn
ing and evening for a week with a few
gallons of S. M. Cochran & . Co.'s ready-
mixed paint will help the looks of your
house wonderfully ; try it ; it will not
cost one-fourth what it will be worth to
Over 200 Russians left Hastings , Sutton -
ton and McCook , Tuesday of this week ,
for Loveland , Colorado , where they will
work in the beet sugar fields , this seas
on. We understand that McCook's con
tingent consisted of seventy-one adults
and twenty-six children.
George E. Thompson was unable to
supply the demand for "boys" which
were supplied , last week , with all run-
hop-skip-and-jurnpsun bonnets. He has
in an order for another shipment. In
the meanwhile all sun bonnets will be
equipped with ruffles , draw-strings ami
"bows. " See !
Matt Droll's big farm house , north
west of the city up in Coleman precinct.
Sunday , was the merry scene of a big
dinner party , in which a large and de
lighted company of neighbors and
friends from country and city partici
pated. It was a large-hearted and hos
pitable affair , in keeping with the Drol
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