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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1901)
By F. M. KIMMELL.
'OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
Domestic Changes of Fifty Years
As the schools have been studying the
subject , "What the Nineteenth Century
has done for the Twentieth , " it may beef
of interest to speak of a few domestic
changes , personally known to those who
have reached the half century mark.
The , little girls of today , would doubt
less be hilariously amused should one o
the demure maidens of long ago , come
into their presence , with the old time
dress and manners. The hair was partec
in the middle and combed flat against
the side of the face , and either short anc
square across at the back of the head , erin
in tight hanging braids , giving a prim ,
precise expression to the small woman.
Dress skirts , straight and full , came be
low the knees , and long narrow "panta
lettes" touched low shoe tops. These
"pantalettes" were often marvels of dain
ty handiwork. Made of finest material ,
mostly Irish linen , with row after row of
eye-destroying hemstitching , or thread
like tucks , and as that was the days be
fore sewing machines , hand sewing was
a fine art , and such as was then done ,
may be considered a lost art. Some
careful mothers allowed these to be worn
only on dress occasion.1 : , while plainer
goods , frequently "Nankeen" , was for
ordinary use. They were buttoned to
the upper , heavier part of the garment ,
just above the lower edge of skirts.
At school , classes stood "toeing the
mark , " usually a crack in the floor. If
reading , the book was held in the left
hand , the right hanging rigid at the
side , moved only to turn a page a po
sition of torture to small hands and rest
less natures. In spelling , a word was
given and each syllable was spelled and
pronounced each time , until the whole
word was finished a tongue-twisting
effort on the part of some , when seven
and eight syllables were reached , but
some gifted ones could complacently
triumph over even such as "im-me-tu-ri
al-i-ty , in-con-se-quen-ti-al-i-ty , " etc.
and O , how those lassies could spell !
It was constantly impressed both at
home and at school that "Children
should be seen and not heard , " so the
transitional period from then until now
was disquieting enough to form subjects
of doggerel rhymes , such as
"Dere is no boys , dey all is men ,
And gals is ladies when dey's ten. "
Modern housekeepers would be ap
palled if confronted with requirements
of more than fifty years ago. Not to
mention candle and soap making , nor
the more laborious customs , one instance
is , beds. Bedsteads had no rollers , no
slats and wire springs and mattresses
were beyond imagination. High ,
straight bedsteads were furnished with
pegs on each rail , and ropes were
stretched from side to side and from end
to end , then interlaced until tight , or
heavy sacking , with eyelets all around ,
was corded to the pegs. The backbreaking -
breaking , arm-wrenching performance
of "cording the bed , " was one of the
most dreaded parts of housecleaning , but
a "sagging bed" was considered a sure
indication of an untidy housekeeper.
The beds were high and large , not easily
reached , and "bed sticks" were features
of furnishing , and always stood conven
ient for leveling the bed and straighten
ing covers , in order to secure the beauti
fully made bed so dear to the model
Two-tined forks were used , and when
changing fashion decreed that the fork
should convey the food to the mouth ,
instead of the knife , to those who adopt
ed the style , before obtaining the wider
fork , it was a matter of dexterity and
slight-of-hand to prevent such as peas ,
slipping through the two tines.
These are only a few customs of the
old times , but as "old things become new
and ancient styles are again fashionable , "
it is not beyond possibility that some
twentieth century hoyden may assume
the habiliments of the olden times and
if so , may I be there to see ! * * *
ADVERTISING pays the advertising
agents beyond a peradventure.
"PROPOSITION" is doing yoenian's
service for the English-speaking section
of mankind. In fact the disposition
seems to be to over-work that express
ive term in an almost universal applica
tion of the word in most divergent di
MRS. CARRIE NATION'S attorneys are
now seeking to extricate her from the
difficulties into which she plunged her
self in her "smashing" tours , this
spring , by urging the plea that she is
insane. This is about the most sane
explanation yet offered for her course.
THE sympathy of every American
heart goes out to President McKinley in
the serious illness of his beloved wife in
San Francisco ; and the hope is in every
loyal , loving breast that the "first lady
of the land" may recover her usual
health and the threatened shadow of
death be dissipated , as now seems fav
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
METHODIST Sunday-school at 10.
Preaching at n. Junior League at 3.
Epworth League at 7. Preaching at 8.
L. M. GRIGS BY , Pastor.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 : a. in. ,
with choir. Sunday-school at 2:30 : p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HICKEY , Pastor.
SOUTH McCooK M. E. Sunday-school
at 3 p. m. 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. ni
Endeavor,7:30. preaching. Prayer
meeting and Bible Study , Wednesday
evening. All are invited.
J. W. WALKER , 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. , 7 p. m. Topi <
"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
" . " Evening
Morning subject : "Immortality.
ening subject : "The Kingdom of God. '
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
The Congregational church is being
painted as to its exterior , this week , to
its improvement in appearance.
Rev. Pease of Alma was a city visitor
briefly , Wednesday.
One of the chief days of the entire
school year is Exhibit day , and the oc
casion , this year , was a very satisfactory
showing of the work accomplished and
the progress made by the pupils in th
several grades during the year.
The work exhibited for inspection o
parents and patrons was of the regula
product of the grades , not special fo
parade. In a number of instances ex
amination papers of both beginning and
close of term were to be seen , giving a
clear object lesson of the advancemen
of the pupils during the term.
Parents and pupils as well as teachers
look forward with pleasure and pride to
Exhibit day , for it is a mutual token o
the efforts and fidelity of instructors and
taught , anditis a pleasure to THE TRIB
UNE to be able to report an excellent
showing of solid , substantial work and
marked progress in all grades , and to
congratulate Sup't Thomas and his
efficient teacher-corps , as well as the
children , thereupon.
Twenty-five cents buys 9 bars of
Silver Leaf soap at the Bee Hive.
I wish to dispose of my property be
fore moving to Chicago , 111. , where I
expect to make my home. The proper
ty consists of a 5-room home and one
lot on Madison street , 2 blocks from the
depot. The home is in good repair , has
well and pump and windmill tower.
This property rents for $12 per month.
Will also sell my place at the river in
South McCook , consisting of 21 acres
with 5-room house , large glass-covered
sod and dug-out building used for
brooder house for poultry , or can be used
br conservatory , as it has a heating
plant in it. The place is under fence ,
las been well cultivated and leveled for
rrigating , has engine , pump and pump-
louse at the river , good forest and fruit
trees , fenced pasture with good shade
and water , alfalfa , etc. For price call
on MRS. C. H. DOUGLAS ,
at Menard Opera House Block ,
McCook , Neb.
Annual Meeting1 , German Baptists.
Lincoln , May 24-31. Half rates to
wincoln from all points on the B. & M.
R. R. Selling dates : May 24-31 , from
tations within 150 miles of Lincoln.
May 23-27 , from stations more than 150
miles from Lincoln. The meeting will
be held on the state fair grounds at Lin
coln , which aie along side tie Burliug-
on's tracks. 5-17-313.
J. FRANCIS , G. P. A. ,
Omaha , Neb.
Lecense to marry was issued to George
M. Shelly and Nora Caldwell , Wednes-
[ ay , and the ceremony was duly per
formed by the county judge in his office ,
he same day.
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.
Best is the cheapest ; its Silver
Leaf soap , 9 bars for 25 cents at
he Bee Hive.
Programme Teachers' .
Following we give the programme of
the nest session of the Teachers' associ
ation which will meet in Bartley on Sat
urday morning , May 25th , at ten o'clock :
Song High School
Nature Study Dora WalkinRton
Discussion..Prof.Geo.Thomas , Flora Nichols
Solo Mrs. Alley
Readinp"First Three Years" . . Perry Ginther
Discussion. .A.J. A. Spafford , Mary Finnegan
Dinner , 12:00 m. to 1:30 p. m.
Song High School
Order , "What Is It" Sadie Hamilton
Discussion M. S. Pate , Nellie Daniels
Reading Lucy Peak
"Civil Government in Country School"
Discussion A. J. Casner , John Forman
Mr. Minnich , Mrs. Minnich ,
Mrs. Crippen and Ed Curlee.
Reading Samuel Bentley
"Relation of School Board to Teacher. "
Three Minute Discussion
Reading Miss King
"Cooperation of Community with the School. "
General Questions , Five Minute Discussion.
Lila Hodgkin , Winnie Epperly ,
Percey Catlett and Arthur Stevens.
Nine bars Silver Leaf for 25 cents
at the Bee Hive.
Burlington New Equipment.
The Burlington is building six new
mail storage cars for its fast mail service
between Chicago and Council Bluffs.
The cars are being constructed in the Q
shops at Council Bluffs. The cars will
be sixty feet long , lighted with Pintsch
gas , built with the latest improved
storage racks , and heated with steam.
Four of these cars will soon be put in
service , and the other two will be com
pleted later and held in reserve for ser
vice when the regular cars need repairs.
The Q will shortly begin experiment
ing with the Patten mail catcher and
deliverer , on the division between Chicago
cage and Streator. This device has
been thoroughly tested on the Burling
ton line west of Lincoln to Denver , and
east of Lincoln to Omaha and Pacific
Junction. It has performed the service
in a very satisfactory manner , and it is
believed that in time it will be adopted
as the standard catcher and deliverer by
the postoffice department. In such an
event Dr. Patten of Omaha will realize a
snug fortune from royalties. Lincoln
The Bee Hive is giving : 9 bars of
Silver Leaf soap for 25 cents.
Holdrege Is Enthusiastic.
General Manager G. W. Holdrege is
home from his trip over the lines of the
B. & M. in company with President
George B. Harris of the Burlington.
The trip was one for inspection.
When seen yesterday afternoon , Mr.
Holdrege said that he had no informa
tion on the railroad situation , as he had
heard nothing beyond what he had seen
in the newspapers.
"The prospects in the west are of the
best , " said Mr. Holdrege. "The range
country looks fine and I never saw win
ter wheat in better condition than at
present. The early predictions relative
to this crop appear to be working out.
"On our Cody branch the work is pro
gressing rapidly. We are laying track
at the rate of a mile a day and are now
twenty-six miles out from Toluca. There
is nothing new in regard to the Guernsey
branch and nothing has been heard rela
tive to the decision of the diretors. "
President Harris spent an hour in the
city Saturday evening on his return from
the west and then went to Chicago.
Why not have 9 bars of Silver
Leaf for 25 cents at the Bee Hive.
Keeps Up Its Fast Pace.
The Union Pacific fast mail keeps up
its proclivity for fast running. Last
Saturday the 156 miles from Grand Island - ]
land to the end of the line in Council J
Bluffs was run in 155 minutes. The
train was heavier than a week ago , when
the trip was made in 153 minutes and
two more stops were made.
One little burst of speed was pretty
good , however. That was for the sixty-
two and a half miles between Grand
Island and Columbus , a run of fift3'-eight
minutes , including a slowdown to twenty
miles an hour over the Loop river bridge.
The record for that run , made by two
sngineers , is fifty-four minutes , but when
the slow down is considered this last run
was covering the miles at a good pace.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice , May 16 , 1901 :
Miss Ida Brewer Charley Henry
F. E. Lewis (2) ( ) Mrs. Del Lewis
Mr. J. E. Rapp (2) ) T. F. Smith , Esq.
Miss Mable Tobiti Wm. J. Col
in calling for these letters , please say
that they are advertised.
F. M. KIMMELI , , Postmaster.
The Rocky Mountain Railway club
will hold its regular monthly meeting in
the American house , Denver , Saturday ,
May iSth , at 7:30 p. m. The programme
will be : Discussion of papers previously
read : "Railway Statistics and Their
Practical Use , " A. D. Parker , General
Auditor , C. & S. Ry."What Are the Ob
jections to Typewritten Train Orders ? "
2. A. Parker Superintendent Telegraph ,
D. &G.R. R. Paper by Mr. William
Baird , General Car Inspector , B. & M. R.
Et.R. "Fence Posts From Scrap Boiler
ROY DUTTON is visiting in Eastern
Nebraska on business.
MRS. C. E. POPE went down to Ox
ford , Tuesday , to see her sister.
MRS. V. H. SOLI.IDAY arrived home
last night from her visit to Peru.
MESDAMES A. J. CHAMBERS and J. W.
Line were Hastings visitors , Wednesday.
MRS. A. P. THOMSON and Leslie went
into Lincoln , this morning , on a short
MRS. W. D. BURNETT entertained her
sister , Miss Smith of Red Cloud , close of
F. G. THOMPSON arrived in the city ,
Wednesday night , and expects to remain
two or three weeks.
ASS'T CASHIER PENNELL of the First
National was a Benkelman business
visitor , Monday night.
Miss LIVINGSTON of the Holdrege
public schools was the guest of her sister ,
Mrs. Belle Hedlund , over Sunday.
MRS. J. C. BIRDSEI.I , , who has been
the guest of Mrs. A. P. Benne for a short
time , departed on I , Thursday , for Den
POSTMASTER FORSYTHE of Loomis
was in the city , Thursday night a few
hours , on his way home from Wauneta ,
where he was called by the death of his
brother. His wife and sen accompanied
MRS. J. A. WiLCOX is entertaining
two cousins , Miss Adelia M. Rogers of
Hancock. Michigan , and Mrs. T. H. C.
Mitchell of Cripple Creek , Colorado.
The ladies are sisters. Mrs. Mitchell is
on her way east , whither she will go in
a few days. Miss Rogers will remain
here a few weeks.
New A. O. U. W. Officers.
The following grand officers of the
Nebraska A. O. U. W. have been elected
up to the time of our going to press :
Jacob Jaskalesk of South Omaha , as
grand master ; J. D. Brayton of Bassett
as grand overseer ; Dr. W. V. Gage of
McCook as grand medical examiner ;
A. S. Galusha of Red Cloud as grand
trustee for a period of six years. J. C.
McElhinny of Lyons , grand guide ;
Charles Gray of Octavia , grand watch
man ; R. S. Barton of Aurora , grand re
corder ; J. W. Alter of Wayne , grand
trustee ; G. M. Murdock of Nebraska
City , grand foreman ; Frank J. Morgan
of Plattsmouth , grand receiver ; W. P.
Hall of Holdrege , H. M. Waring of Lin
coln , F. E. White of Plattsmouth , com
mittee on laws ; O. J. VanDyke of Lin
coln , supreme lodge representative.
Dr. Gage is a subject for hearty con
gratulation upon his re-election to the
remunerative position of grand medical
And a good rain would be most ac
Jacob Hammer and family have moved
to Menlo , Kansas.
D. A. McCarty and family are now
located in Longmont , Colorado , for the
The Wilsonville Male quartette filled
a concert in the Presbyterian church ,
J. R. Correll was a representative at
the grand lodge meeting , A. O. U. W. ,
this week , in Nebraska City.
W. S. Bartholomew , George McFee
and Charles Townsend had business in
Danbury and vicinity , last week.
J. W. Hupp was over from McCook ,
Sunday , to look over his wheat pros
pects. He has in about 600 acres.
Mrs. E. C. Clark is entertaining her
nether , Mrs. Bragg , who came down
irom Imperial , last week , to visit her.
Charles Heckman arrived home , last
veek , from his Missouri visit. Miss Ora
Blackburn , a sister-in-law , accompanied
lim home on a visit.
OF COD-LIVER OIL WITH
should always be kept in
the house for the fol
lowing reasons :
&fST Because , if any member
of the family has a hard cold , it
will cure it.
§ E l@Hi $ Because , if the chil
dren are delicate and sickly , it v/ill
make them strong and well.
TTHEiftiS Because , if the father or
mother is losing flesh and becom
ing thin and emaciated , it will build
them up. and give them flesh and
FOURTH Because it is the
standard remedy in all throat and
No household should be without it.
It can be taken in summer as well
as in winter.
30C. and $1.00 , all druggists.
SCOTT& BOWNE , Chtmuu , New York.
We Are Looking
rOR customers. We are hungry for
trade. The more trade we get the
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
E just scoop the whole works = =
selling "really good goods
cheap. " And we have the goods
and quote the prices to provejt. Come in
and we will "show you. "
55w McCOOK , NEB
Produce just as good as cash.
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Authorized Capital , $100,000.
Capital and Surplus , $60OOO
GEO. HQCKHELL , President. B. M. FREES , V. Pres.
VF. . LAWSON , Cashier. F. A. PENNELL , Ass'i Cash.
A. CAMPBELL , Director. FRANK HARRIS , Director.
was the "Soul of Honor. "
Selz' "Roy l Blue" $3.50 shoe for
pmen ( the Sole of Honor ) is the symbol
of " Shoe Purity. " It is all that a shoe
be. You " "
can might "pay" more , you could
not "buy" more at any price. All of the
looks and service that can be crowded into
any one shoe.
Made by Selz. Schwab & Co.t Chicago , largest
manufacturers of good shoes in the world.
In all the kinds and shapes and styles
that are right and popular -
lar at the proper price ,
For sale by C. L. DeQroff & Co.
iee the Tribune's Clubbing List.
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