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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (May 10, 1901)
By F. M. KIMMELL.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co ,
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
An Historic Prayer.
Benjamin Franklin's request for prayer
at the convention which framed the
constitution in 1783 :
"In the beginning of the contest with
Britain , " said Franklin , "when we were
sensible of danger we had daily prayer
in this room for divine protection. Our
prayers , sir , were answered , and they
were graciously answered. All of us ,
who were engaged in the struggle , must
have observed frequent instances of a
superintending Providence in our favor.
To that kind. Providence we owe this
happy opportunity of consulting in peace
on the means of establishing our future
national felicity. And have we now for
gotten that powerful Friend , or do we
imagine that we no longer need His as
sistance ? I have lived , sir , a long time ,
and the longer I live the more convinc
ing proofs I see of this truth that God
governs in the affairs of men , and if a
sparrow cannot fall to the ground with
out His notice , is it probable that an
empire can rise without His aid ? W
have been assured , sir , in the sacrei
writings that 'Except the Lord build th
house , they labor in vain that build it.
I firmly believe this , and I also believ
that , without His Concurring aid , weshal
succeed in this political building no bet
terthan the builders of Babel ; we shall be
divided by our little partial local inter
ests , our projects will be confounded
and we ourselves shall become a reproach
and a by-word to future ages.
"And what is worse , mankind may
hereafter , from this unfortunate instance
despair of establishing government by
human wisdom , and leave it to chance
war and conquest.
"I therefore beg leave to move tha
henceforth prayers imploring the as
sistance of heaven and its blessings upon
our deliberations be held in this as
sembly every morning before we proceed
to business. "
If nothing besides the above could be
found of Franklin's philosophy and wis
dom , this alone would justify the veuer
ation awarded his imperishable virtues
as a great statesman. Eight years before
(1776) ) when the Declaration of Inde
pendence involved treason to Great
Britian and their lives were thus at stake
amid the uncertainties and perils of that
hour , "prayers were offered for Divine
assistance , " and as Franklin says "were
graciously answered , " but now the
bodily danger is past their lives are no
longer imperiled their independence o
the mother country , conceded by Great
Britian. Franklin now saw a greater
danger , imperiling not merely lite , but
"liberty and the pursuit of happiness"
a peril not to be measured by a present
failure but a future ruin , not simply as
pertaining to the colonies in America
but civil government throughout the
world. This was a trial hour. Could
people , capable of destroying monarchy ,
establish a republican gove r n m e n t ?
Could a free people distinguish between
license and liberty ? And would they
exchange the former for the latter ? At
this time it should be remembered that
French infidelity was not confined to the
sphere of religion but was eating its way
into civil polity. Godliness was coming
into fashion in both church and state.
It culminated in Paris , fifteen years after ,
when the French revolution , with its
"guillotine made the streets of Paris run
red with blood. " France was popular ,
having with the generalship of the noble
LaFayette , helped this nation to gain its
independence. Franklin's keen eye saw
the dangers at hand , fortifying his wis
dom with Divine inspiration , given nearly
three thousand years before , he repeats
as supporting his motion for daily
prayer , during the constitutional con
vention , "Except the Lord build the
house they labor in vain that build it. "
The divine help thus advocated , Frank
lin saw , was iust as imperative as in the
days of Solomon when the above scrip
ture was given that no government
without God could be real and valid ;
that all civil government must have the
backing of Divine authority , to have
force and naturalness.
This [ allusion to what occurred 118
years ago sheds light upon the present
critical relations of our country to the
Philippine Islands , to Cuba and to
China. Franklinjs wisdom is our safety.
Closely scanned , the same civil problem
is now before our nation to form con
stitutional law on the basis of a Godly
wisdom , and right internationally ex
pressed. Mere human policy is too feeble ,
too far hort of a true statesmanship. The
present hour has its great importance as
it leads us to its vastly unfolding future.
Mistakes have their retributions as well
as designed fraud. The chatter of the
demagogue is not to be mistaken for the
wisdom of a Franklin. Let those be-
iieath whose eye these lines may fall
read anew and ponder deeply the motion
-offered by that noble statesman in 1783
that to onr present congress the aid of
Heaven may be given in this eventful
Why not nave 9 bars of Silver
Leaf 'for 25 cents at the Bee Hive.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
MUTHODIST Sunday-school at lo
Preaching at n. Junior League at 3
Epworth League at 7. Preaching at 8
L. M. GRIGSBY , Pastor.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m
High mass and sermon at 10:30 a. m.
with choir. Sunday-school at 2:30 : p. m
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HICKKY , Pastor.
SOUTH McCooK M. E. Sunday-schoo
at 3 p. m. Preaching , Sunday evenings
at 7:30. Prayer-meeting , every Thursday
evening at 7:30. AH are welcome.
T. G. GODWIN , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school , 9:45 a. m
Object lesson , 10:45. Sermons , n a. m.
and 8 p. m. Prayer-meeting , Wednes'
day evening. B. Y. P. U. , 7p. m. Topic
"Practice Christianity , " I John 3:14-18.
Leslie Jones , leader.
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 ii. Y. P. S.C.E.
at 6:45. : Preaching at 8:00. : Prayer-
meeting on Wednesday evening at 8:00.
Morning subject : "A Freed Life. "
Evening subject : "The Miracle of For
giveness. " W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Bible-school at 10 a. m.
Endeavor , 7. Prayer-meeting , Wednes
day evening. All are invited to attend.
Morning subject : "The Blessings of
rrust. " Evening subject : "Who is My
Neighbor ? . " C.W.B.M. meeting , Wed-
liesday evening. All are welcome.
J. W. WALKER , Pastor.
Rev. W. J. Turner has been in Strat-
: on , part of the week , assisting in pro-
: racted meetings there , in connection
with Rev. William Hardcastle of Cam-
aridge and the pastor loci. *
Rev. J. H. Beitel of Palisade was , a
McCook visitor , yesterday.
PAT McKiLLiP of Humphrey was in
; own , Monday , while home on business
I. J. REYNOLDS is clerking for James
McAdams , and George Bongers is em
jloyed in the Cain restaurant.
MlKE HOGAN , Joe Wilcox and Ro
sparks are driving overland to Okla
loma , leaving on Thursday morning
o be gone a number of months.
Dr. J. D. HARE went down to Lincoln
Tuesday , on business. Mrs. Hare ar
ived from Colorado , close of last week
ind they will go to housekeeping as
oou as a suitable house can be secured
Burlington Deal a Go. |
BOSTON , May 9 ( Associated Press/
Chicago , Burlington Si Qtiincy people
lere stated today that no matter who is
n control of Nothern Pacific , it should
nake no difference with the proposed
nerger of the Burlington with the
Northern Pacific and Great Northern.
A leading director said : "A change in
lontrol of Northern Pacific should no
.ffect our relations with that road. The
> reposed issue of collateral trust bonds
Iocs not require a stockholders' vote , as
rould a mortgage issue , and the Union
'aciEc interests , if they succeed in get-
ing control , could not take over the
iroperty until the next annual meeting ,
vhich does not take place for many
Best is the cheapest ; its Silver
.eaf soap , 9 bars for 25 cents at
Bids for Breaking.
I want bids for doing breaking on 80
cres of land on the south-east quarter
f section 34-1-30 , in Red Willow county ,
yrite me at Lindell hotel , Denver ,
tolorado , at once.
Twenty-five cents buys 9 bars of
ilver Leaf'soap at the Bee Hive.
A Bad fracture.
Chester Rodgers was thrown from his
erse , Monday evening , and sustained a
: vere fracture of one of his legs the
roken bones protruding through the
esh. This is Chester's second unfor
mate experience of this kind.
Paints ! Paints !
A good paint for $1.25 per gallon ,
he Lincoln , guaranteed for three years ,
i better. The "Asbestine" water paint
ept in stock. Call , we can save you
loney on paints. 'A. McMiLLEN.
Nine bars Silver Leaf for 25 cents
t the Bee Hive.
Seed Wheat For Sale ,
Velvet Chaff seed wheat. .Write , or
ill on S. C. KING , McCook , Neb.
The doors of the Anderson & Vander-
oof meat-market are closed , this morn-
ig , on account of the failure of the
rm. The First National bank is a pre-
rredcreditor. . C. E. Eldred is en-
jged in collecting the accounts due the
The driving season is now well ad-
inced. Don't forget the McFarlaud , if
> u intend buying a new buggy. Noth-
g better on the market for the money.
Commences flay loth
to May i8th at
We offer in this sale 500
dollars worth of Dry
Goods , Clothing , Shoes ,
Groceries , at cost as fol =
lows , for cash only :
15 Ibs granulated barrel sugar § 1.00
16 Ibs granulated sack sugar 1.00
8 Ibs good roasted coffee 1.00
6 Ibs genuine Rio coffee 1.00
1 Ib best English breakfast tea 25
1 Ib best sun drjed Japan tea 40
24 Ibs large California prunes 1.00
4 2-lb cans of corn 25
3 2Jlb cans of tomatoes 25
2 2Jlb cans California plums 25
2 2lb cans California apricots. . . .25
2 2Jlb cans California gages 25
2 2J < 3-lb cans home preserved prunes .35
2 2Jlb cans home preserved pears .35
2 2lb cans home preserved cher
2 Ibs eastern canned goods 09
3 1-lb can good baking powder 25
312-oz can Royal baking powder. . 1.00
3 1-gallon 10-lb Royal syrup 1.00
10 bars good laundry soap 25
3 bars Diamond C soap 25
3 bars White Russian soap 10
7 bars Tar toilet soap 25
3 packages cold starch 25
3 packages corn starch 25
L Ib Horse Shoe or Star tobacco 43
L Ib Standard Navy or Battle Ax. . .33
L Ib spices , ginger , pepper or mus
5 boxes Search Light matches 10
L36 pairs of ladies' fine shoes , the
latest , all sizes 81.1.
J6 pairs men's shoes J& 1.2t
Boys' shoes 1.0 (
Vlissf-s' shoes- Goc and up
Dhild's shoes 25c and up
! 00 yds gingham , yd tic
500 yds 4-4 sheeting ic
Uambric , all colors , for linings 3J i
00 yards black or white Valen
ciennes lace 8c
iVash. skirts from 50c
.Vorsted . skirts from 81.00
Shirt waists from 35
Jadies' summer Union suits , a suit .25
Our stock of clothing is the best made
md the latest fashion ,
rlen's fine fancy worsted suits , all
len's fine Clay worsted suits 7.50
len's all-wool hair line cassimere G.OO
len's good Union cassimere 4.00
len's part cotton suits 2.50
toys' long pants suitsup to 18 yrs 1.90
Joys' knee pants suitsup to 14 yrs 1.00
Jhildren's 3-piece suitsupto 7 yrs 1.50
/hildren's knee pants 35
L big lot of straw hats at 5c and up
2 dozen men's Laundered Negli
gee shirts , with attached and
detached collars and cuffs ,
worth 75c , $1.00 , 81.25 , 81.50 , all
go for 43c
Also a good line of overalls and work
Remember our bargain counter. Ev-
rything and anything on this counter
s up to a gallon oil can forSc.
Take advantage of this sale. Come
irly , have first choice.
Remember Saturday , May 18th , is the
ist day of this sale.
News Agents Must Go.
CHICAGO , May 8. After July I veil
dors of peanuts , fruit and machine-mad
books , technically known as "trail
butchers , " will be things of the past 01
the entire system of the Chicago , Bur
lington and Quincy railroad. On Jum
i the contract between the Burlingtoi
company and Riley D. Cronkvho con
trols this privilege on this road , will ex
pire and will -not be renewed. By tin
terms of the contract Mr. Cronk wil
have thirty days to close up his business
so that the news agents will not b <
finally withdrawn until July I.
Officers of the Burlington did not de
cide to abolish the "butchers" until al
points for and against the custom hat :
been considered. They have reached
the conclusion , however , that there is nc
longer any demand for train vending.
Officers of the Burlington say there
will be no inconvenience to patrons as a
result of the ouster order. The library
cars on the different trains are all sup
plied with newspapers and current peri
odicals , and when the new order goes
into effect uniformed news agents will
be stationed at the principal points
along the line. These agents will board
trains with newspapers and magazines.
It is said that general passenger agents
of a number of other lines operating out
of Chicago will soon issue similar pro
hibitory orders against train hucksters.
Bankers at Oxford.
OXFORD , Neb. , May 8. ( Special. )
Bankers of group nine , comprising the
counties of Franklint Kearney , Harlan ,
Phelps , Furnas , Gosper , Red Willow ,
Frontier , Hitchcock , Hayes , Dundy ,
Chase. Perkins and part of Lincoln , met
at Oxford today and perfected an organ
ization. Officers elected were Charles
K. Hart , Bloomiugton , president ; E. I/ .
Means , Orleans , vice-president ; J. B.
McGrew , Bloomington , secretary ; W/G
Springer , Oxford , treasurer ; J.W. Dolan ,
Indianola , member of executive council.
The bankers of this group in attend
ance were S. C. Stewart , Axtell ; W. O.
Robinson , Trenton ; J. P. A. Black ,
Bloomiugton ; J. W. Dolan , Indianola ;
T. E. McDonald , Danbury ; P. M. Pierce ,
Wilsonville ; E. L. Willits-Altna ; W. G.
Springer , Oxford ; E. L. Means , Orleans ;
C. E. V. Smith , Beaver City ; F. J.
Miller , Oxford ; R. N. Clark , Stamford ;
W. V. Vickrey , Bartley ; A. A. Billings ,
Alma ; James Kelley , Cambridge ; J. W.
Hupp , Lebanon ; Sam Patterson , Arapahoe -
hoe ; W. F. Dobbin , Bertrand ; N. C.
RogersMinden ; Charles K. Hart , Bloom-
S. H. Burnham of Lincoln and E. E.
Etntnett , state bank examiner , were also
present and addressed the meeting.
A Center Point Sensation.
Miss Jewell , aged sixteen years , and
Miss Garner , aged seventeen j-ears.drove
in from Center Point , a place over in
Frontier county , about seventeen miles
distant , Wednesday. They came in
company with Riley McMaius of that
place. During the day , the girls went
to Ackerman's livery-stable , secured a
team and driver , and started for Oberlin ,
Kansas , where it is rumored they ex
pected to meet two young fellows , Haw
kins and by name , with mat
rimonial intent. The girls borrowed
$20 from McMaius and gave him the
slip right cleverly. When McMains
"got onto the racket , " he sent word out
to the fathers of the girls , who at once
took the road for Oberlin. The last
lieard of the girls they were at Dresden ,
Kansas , some ten or fifteen miles from
Dberlin. And further the deponent
The following letters were advertised
jy the McCook postoffice , May 6 , 1901 :
tV. L. Beahm , Miss A. L. Camp ,
VIr.E.F.Fairchild , R. W. Hopkins ,
VIrs. Jennie Hues , Mr. J. B. Lewis ,
: has. Lee , Mr. Frank Lewis ,
5eo. Miller , Harry Redman ,
klr.W.G.Stewart , Mrs. Lou Smith ,
klr. Ben Smikler , Mr. Will Tuttle.
lary Stalter , Mr. S. S. White ,
J. E. Watson , Mr.Wells.Land Ag't.
In calling for these letters , please say
hat they are advertised.
F. M. KIMMELL , Postmaster.
Filings in court , this week :
H. T. Church vs. Morillo A. Spalding
t al. ; equity.
In re application of A. L. Haley for
icense to sell liquor in Indianola ; ap-
Cattle Losses Near Wray.
James Watson , a well-known cattle-
lan of Wray , is in the city. He re-
orts heavy loss to cattlemen in this
zction of the state from the recent
torni which swept over North-Western
'olorado and into Nebraska. Seven
undred cattle in one bunch were lost
y drifting over a bluff banked hijh
rith snow. Denver Times.
The Palmer house bus team ran away ,
ist evening , smashing up the bus ,
irowiug the driver off the seat and
ightly injuring him. The bus was
adly wrecked. The driver was inside
IB bus when the team started. He se
ared the lines , but one of them broke ,
irowing him off the seat. The team ran
ito a post , which created havoc with
The Bee Hive is giving : 9 bars of
ilver Leaf soap for 25 cents.
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We Arc Looking
. customers. * We are hungry for
trade. The more trade we get the A / J
more we want , and the more we
want the more we get = = if we go after it.
And we keep right on going. We make
no "catch = penny" deals , but in standard A
E just scoop the whole works = =
selling "really good goods
cheap. " And we have the goods
and quote the prices to prove it. Come in
and we will "show you. "
§ s * McCOOK , NEB-
Produce just as good as cash.
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Authorized Capital , $100,000.
Capital and Surplus , $6OOOO
GEO. HOCKtiELL , President. B. M. FREES , V. Pres
Iff. F. LAWSOH , Cashier. F. A. PEHHELL , Ass't Cash
A. CAMPBELL , Director. FRANK HARRIS , Director
The Honest Cobbler
examines the "Sole of Honor"
and finds it is the Soul of Honor. You
may not know as much about shoes as
he does , but take
our word for it so
good a shoe as Selz * "R.oy < Ll Blue" for
so small a price was neve ? offered be
fore. All styles , all shapes , all satis
factory kinds of
leathers at one price ,
For sale by C. L. DeQroff & Co.
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