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TWENTIETH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , JUNE 14 , 19OL NUMBER 5
City Business Matters.
The city fathers were in regular ses
sion , Monday night , all present bu
Following bills were allowed and war
rants ordered issued on proper funds :
John Ekstedt $55 71
C. B. Gray 60 oc
Ed Fitzgerald so.oc
McCook Electric Light Co 85 oc
C. B. Rowell 4o.o (
McConnell & Berry 69 ;
McCook Republican 5.2 (
W. C. Bullard & Co 56'
Barnett Lumber Co 17 2 ;
I Bill of W. V. Gage was laid over foi
M. U. Clyde was granted a saloor
license and clerk was instructed to issut
same on presentation of treasurer's re
ceipt for amount specified by law.
A resolution was passed requiring the
building of a sidewalk along the easl
side of Main street , between Dudley and
Denver streets , First addition.
Aiesolution was passed requiring the
repairing of sidewalks along the uortb
side of lot ten in block thirty , the south
side of lot seven in block nineteen , the
south and west sides of lot thirteen in
block twenty , the east side of lot six in
block eighteen , the east side of lot two
in block seven , the north and west sides
of lot twelve in block twentj'-five , and
the north and east sides of lots one and
two in block twenty-three , all in Orig
inal McCook ; also along the east side ol
lots one , two and three in block three ,
the east side of lots one and two in block
five , the east side of lot five in block
three , the east side of lot two in block
thirteen and the east side of lot six in
block two , in First Addition ; also along
the west side of lots one and three in
block thirty in the Second Addition.
.Bonds of city clerk and city treasurei
Semi-annual report of city treasurei
was read and referred to finance com-
tnittee , which reported favorably and
their report was accepted.
Nebraska Masons Elect.
\Vith the election and installation oi
its officers , the Grand Masonic lodge ol
Nebraska finished its forty-fourth annual
communication , lastFriday afternoon , at
Masonic hall , and the majority of the
500 delegates departed for their homes.
The new officers are : Grand master ,
Jlobert E. Evans , Dakota City ; deputj
grand master , Nathaniel M. Ayers ,
Beaver City ; grand senior warden , Frank
. Bullard , North Platte ; grand junioi
Warden , James Dinsmore , Sutton ; grand
secretary , Francis E. White , Plattsmouth ;
grand chaplain , William J. Turner , Mc
Cook ; grand orator , Ashton C. Shallen-
barger , Alma ; grand custodian , Roberl
E. French , Kearney ; grand marshal ,
Melville R. Hopewell , Tekamah ; grand
senior deaconC.EdwinBurnham.Tilden ;
grand junior deacon , Elias W. Bechtol ,
Holdrege ; grand tyler , Jacob King ,
These officers were installed by Pasl
Grand Master George W. Lininger , will
Past Grand Master W. W. Keysor a
3 rand conductor Omaha Cor. Lincoln
Notice , Workmen !
Members of the A. O. U. W. willl paj
dues and assestments to D. W. Lear ,
after July ist , 1901.
C. B. GRAY , Recorder.
To Telephone Subscribers.
Commencing on Monday , June 24th ,
x < Central" will do ALL ringing on all
lines , except to "ring up" and "ringoff. "
C. I. HALL , Manager.
Have PORTER photograph your horse ,
At night ring the door bell at Loar's
store and the clerk will do the rest.
Wall-paper , paints and oils at lowest
prices. A. McMillen.
S. M. Cochran & Co. have the best
$19 riding cultivator ever sold for that
money. _ _
Speaking of headers , S. M. Cochran &
Co. have the Piano , Harvester King ,
_ Hodges , Deering and Randolph.
All-over laces 150 to $1.25 yard. Lace
Edgings , Insertions and Beadings 50
doz. to soc yd. Embroidery Beadings ,
Edgings and Insertions 2c to 750 yard.
Best quality Baby Ribbons 6 yds for sc.
Children's seamless ribbed hose Sc to 350
a pair. The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Best Shirting Prints 4 > < . Best Indigo
Blue Prints sc. Best Apron Check Ging
hams sc. Best Carpet Warp i8c and 200
lb. Best Mosquito Netting 50 yard.
Fast Color red and black Prints sc.
Silk Finished Foulards 6c yd. Large
line of Dimities in all colors 6c ; others
at ioc , I2 c , isc , i6 > < . 10 yards good
unbleached muslin 290 , ioyards good
bleached muslin 49C , 10 yards fine cam
bric muslin 850. We save you 10 per
ceut to 25 per cent. The Thompson Dry
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
Miss NELUE SLABY returned , today ,
from school at Peru.
SIMEON BILLINGS was over from Dan-
hury , Saturday , on business.
MRS F. L. PALMER has been enter
taining her mother and sister.
J. E. LovELL , Eureka , Kansas , is the
new clerk in Loar's drug-store.
MRS. D. W. COLSON went to Iowa ,
Wednesday on 6 , to visit a sister.
MRS. L. RODSTROM returned , Satur
day on 5 , from a visit to Holdrege.
MRS. NEWTON SMITH returned from
Holdrege , Saturday evening last on 5.
WALTER THORGRIMSON was a guest
of his brother Oliver in Lincoln , Sunday.
C. H. BOYLE is having a dwelling-
house built on the lot north of his resi
WILLIAM RICHARDSON returned home ,
close of last week , from his visit to
Miss HELEN LAWS has been up from
Lincoln , part of the week , guest of
MRS. W. BARDON of Republican City
has been the guest of Mrs. Arthur Ly-
mau , this week.
MRS. A. P. THOMSON and Miss Eliza
beth went to Omaha , Wednesday on 2 ,
on a short visit.
H. L. KETTE'RING ofDanbury andj.
A. Carroll of Lebanon were in the county
seat , Wednesday.
MRS. O. M. KNIPPLE returned home ,
Sunday , from her visit to her aged moth
er in Des Moines , Iowa.
MRS. E. A. CRAWFORD returned to
East Las Vegas , N. M. , first of the week ,
after a visit to relatives here.
R. T. ELLERleft for Hastings , his ne\v
headquarters , Sunday night. The family
will follow him in a few days.
J. B. MESERVE came up from Lincoln ,
Wednesday night , and is attending to
business matters for a few days.
SUP'T THOMAS departed , Tuesday
morning , for Harvard , to begone three
weeks on a visit home and elsewhere.
MRS. R. S. COOLEY and daughter and
Mrs. Van Nortwick of Cedar Bluffs ,
Kansas , were over on business , Saturday.
A.J. COLE , special agent of the Mutual
Life Insuranca Co. of New York , was up
from Oxford , Wednesday evening , on
MRS. J. E. OWEN , nee Bertha Boyle ,
from Strang , Neb. , is visiting her brother ,
C. H. Boyle , for a few days , on her way
to Denver , to spend the summer.
MRS. EDWARD RAKESTRAW and lit
tle son arrived from Toledo , Ohio , Tues
day , and will spend the summer with
her brother , Judge G. W. Norris.
Miss BERDINA SIMONS , a sister of
Mrs. W. C. Bulger , arrived from Iowa ,
yesterday , and will be the guest of her
aunt , Mrs.J. F.Kenyou , for a few weeks.
B. O. JOHNSON expects to start , over
land , first of the week , for Eastern Kan
sas. The hoppers have attached his
crop , and he has for the present lost in
terest in affairs on the farm ,
MRS. HANNAH HOLMES returned from
Omaha , recently , and is now keeping
house for her son here. Her daughter ,
Mrs. E. H. Edson , accompanied her and
will remain some time for her health.
MRS. RUSSELL MCMILLEN of Tecumseh -
seh , Nebraska , went through the city ,
Saturday night on 3 , for Denver , where
she was summoned by the illness of
James Borneman , who died on Sunday
OLIVER THORGRIMSON was graduated
from the law school of the State univer
sity , this week , receiving his sheep-skin ,
Thursday. He is expected home to
night. THE TRIBUNE offers its warmest
congratulations and predicts a successful
and honorable career.
LITTLE HAZEL , eldest daughter , of
Judge G. W. Norris , had the misfortune ,
Wednesday , to fall out of a hammock
and fracture her left arm between the
elbow and wrist. The fracture is not a
severe one and a quick and complete
restoration is expected.
MRS. A. L. KNOWLAND accompanied
Mrs. Emerson Hanson to Denver , Sun
day night on 3 , to attend the funeral of
James Borneman. They carried with
them a number of beautiful floral trib
utes to the memory of a gentle and lovely
spirit Jimmie Bornemau.
MRS. EMERSON HANSON returned ,
Sunday morning on 2 , from Denver ,
whither the serious illness of James
Borneman called her. Learning of his
death , Sunday afternoon , she returned
to Denver , Sunday night , to assist the
sorrowing family in their hour of distress.
A. O. U. W. Floral Day.
The members of McCook lodge 61
observed Floral Day ip a most becom
ing manner , Sunday afternoon , as pet
At the appointed hour , the members
of the lodge and of the Degree of Honor
assembled at their hall and marched to
the Methodist church , where Rev. L. M.
Grigsby delivered an appropriate and
excellent sermon to a large audience
the attendance of Woodmen and Degree
of Honor members being especially num
After services in the church the line of
march was taken up to Calvary cemetery ,
where a short ritual service was held and
a short address delivered by H. H. Berry.
The graves of the departed menibers'of '
the order in this cemetery , as well -as
those in Longview and Riverview were
in turn decorated with a wealth and
profusion of flowers , disbanding at Riv
erview , after completing the duty of the
The following graves were decorated
in the several cemeteries :
Richard Carroll B. V. Haley |
C. T. Brewer W. M. Anderson
Frank Albrecht G. R. Oyster ?
T. M. Muudy.
L. J. Speckelmier R. S. Cooley
A. J. Brown
The church had been beautifully deco
rated for the exercises of Children's Day
in the morning , and these , with special
A. O. U. W. emblems , made the attrac
tive effect of the afternoon service.
This beautiful memorial service might
well be observed in union by all the
fraternal societies in the city another
Cyclone Cellars in Demand.
Last Fridaj' afternoon's storm caused
no little sense of apprehension. From
the standpoint of blinding , sun-obscur
ing dust it was a rousing success ; but
the fall of rain here was small. In some
parts of the county there was more rain
than in this immediate vicinity. Thelre
was more wind and some hail as well ,
considerable damage occurring to crops
in some localities. It had an ominous
appearance , here , but there was compar
atively no damage. Lamps were brought
from their hiding places for lighting
purposes during the height of the storm.
To Build and Repair.
The city authorities are taking steps
to head off any prospective damage suits
from defective sidewalks by passing res
olutions requiring certain sidewalks to
be built and other certain sidewalks to
be repaired. Both are needed. In the
proceedings of the city council will be
found a description of the blocks and
lots effected by the resolution passed by
the council , Monday night.
A New Sheriff.
The resignation , this week , of Sheriff
Kiughorn was a surprise to most people ,
although he has not been in active
charge of the office for some months.
The selection by the county commis
sioners of Deputy Sheriff Crabtree of
Indianola to fill the vacancy will meet
with general satisfaction.
McCook Masons are not a little pleased ,
with Rev. W. J. Turner himself , at his
appointment as supreme chaplain of
Nebraska Masons , at the grand lodge
meeting in Omaha , last week. It is a
compliment to the dominie and to
A Half Inch.
A half inch of rain fell in this vicinity ,
Tuesday night.improving crop conditions
not a little. A heavy wind accompanied
the moisture and fruit suffered a ILttle in
an untimely harvest , j
The local gauge registered one-fourth
of an inch of rainfall , Weduesday'hight. '
Tomorrow's Came ,
McCook's " " '
game of base-ball is as follows : Lyman ,
3rd ; Murdock , 2nd ; Bocock , ist ; Magee ,
s. s. ; Garvey , 1. f. ; Hedges , c. f. ; Dennis ,
r. f. ; Pate.c. ; Burney , p.
Have PORTER photograph your ranch.
Wall-paper , paints and oils at lowest
prices. A. McMillen.
The Straight Front is the newest in
: orsets. You will find them at DeGroff
Si Co.'s. _
Men's balbriggan Summer Undershirts
md Drawers at 250 , 350 , soc and 750.
iUso fast black shirts and drawers. The
rhoinpson Dry Goods Co.
Special 4th of July Sale of Silk Waists.
Dur $4.00 fine Taffeta Waists now $3.25.
Dur $6.00 ones $5 oo. Black , White ,
Canary , Mode , Cerise and Cardinal.
Beautifully stitched and corded , and
rimmed with small buttons. A coutri-
mtion to the 4th of July pleasurers.
Che Thompson Dry Goods Co.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Ned Grimes , apprentice , is home on a
No. 339 is being fitted with a new set
Engine 22i.is in the shop for an over
C. A. Deloy is flagging vice F. A.
W. H. Starks has reentered the train
service as brakeman.
Machinist George Callahan and bride
arrived in the city , Monday.
Conductor L. E. Gilcrest has returned
to his run on the Imperial line.
Ass't Sup't Harris and son , Henry ,
were down from Denver over Sunday.
W. H. Kilpatrick , Sr. , and Jr. , were
here from New Castle , Wyo. , Tuesday.
Master Mechanic Archibald was in
Lincoln , Wednesday , on company busi
Brakeman R. L. Hull is spending a
little time at home during the quyst
A new platform has just been built
along the coach cleaning track , in the
The flue-tester has been installed in
the and the air
William Keslick , formerly a machin
ist here , is back from Trinidad , Colorado
rado , on a visit.
Web Josselyn of the supply depart
ment was here from Omaha , Monday , on
business of his department.
The pay-car is scheduled to be at Mc
Cook , Sunday morning next , June i6th ,
at 7 o'clock , per special train.
Brakeman R. J. Moore and bride have
extended their visit on to Chicago from
Omaha , on their wedding trip.
Flagman F. A. Henderson was off duty
a run or two to attend the wedding of
[ lis sister on Wednesday night.
Machinist Frey , a brother to Master
Machanic Frey of Grand Crossing , Wis. ,
has gone to work in the shop.
Brakeman G. E. Denton and bride
nave returned from their wedding trip
and he returned to work , first of the
John LeHew celebrated his graduation
from the McCook High school by enter
ing the'boilermaking department at the
Engineers William Francisco and J. A.
Henderson have been transferred to
Denver , whither they went on Wednes
Brakeman R. M. Douglass has taken a
lay-off and it is broadly hinted is closing
negotiations for a matrimonial alliance
in the near future.
Over 8,000 miles of new steam railway
will be constructed , jn the United States
this year. Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory are in the list for 612 miles.
Conductor p. M. Washburn has the
general freight agent's special over the
division , this week , and Conductor W.
C. Cox has way-car 144 meanwhile.
Conductor John Morris and the boys
liavegone to Mendota , Illinois , on a visit
of a week or two. Conductor S. E.
Callen has his run during his absence. . -
A game of base ball will be played on
the Athletic park grounds , tomorrow af
ternoon , between headquarters clerks of
Lincoln and headquarters clerks of
There is great prosperity is Alabama.
The earnings of the railroads of that
state for the year 1900 were $20,867,853 ,
an increase of $3,024,8,54 gyer the pre
vious year ,
W. J. Krauter returned from Illinois ,
close of last week , and at once went to
work in the machine-shops. They have
in the Costenbor-
jjone to house-keeping -
: ler dwelling.
William N. Keslick , a former machin
ist here , now of Trinidad , Colorado , and
Miss Sadie Murphy were united in mar
riage by County Judge Bishop , Wednes-
iay. They took the night train , the same
3ay , for their home in Colorado.
A party of Burlington survej-ors camp-
; d a few days ago just north of Oxford ,
Seb. , and this has excited the iuhabi-
; ants there. A rumor hag been circu-
ated that the company intends to build
"rom there to a junction point on the St.
Francis line south , and that the com-
jany will build from St. Francis to
Pueblo. There seems to be little foun-
lation for the story. It is more proba-
) le that the company intends building a
ihort cut-off from somewhere near At-
anta to Oxford , thus eliminating Ox-
brd Junction , and shortening the line ,
is well as doing away with a heavy grade
ind several curves. Journal.
WE WILL CELEBRATE
Arrangements for a Good Time Well
USUAL 4th OF JULY ATTRACTIONS
Fireworks , Music , Speeches , Games ,
At a meeting of citizens , Monday ev
ening , in the City hall , it was determined
to hold a celebration of the Fourth of
July in McCook , this year. Mayor C. E.
Eldred was made chairman and F. M.
Kimmell , secretary of the meeting. Fa
vorable expressions were delivered by
J. E. Kelley , J. H. Bennett , P. Walsh ,
W. V. Gage , J. A. Wilcox , G. B. Berry ,
George E. Thompson and others. A
very large per cent of the business men
3f the city expressed themselves in pri
vate as being favorable and promised
financial support to the project.
A popular subscription was opened in
the meeting and about $125 was sub
scribed , a sum which it is thought can
; asily be more than doubled' by the
efforts of the finance committee , which
will at once take up the work of solicit
ing funds. Help the good work along.
Let each do his small part , bear a little
portion of the expense , and the burden
rvill be light on all.
An executive committee was then
: hosen with Mayor Eldred as chairman ,
insisting of J. E. Kelley , J. H. Bennett ,
. H. Meeker , F. M. Colson , G. B. Berry
md VV. T. Coleman. The committee
: ias full power.
The following sub-committees were
innounced by the executive committee :
Finance W. V. Gage.E. B. Odelland
\ . . E. Petty.
Amusements and Entertainment J.
F. Forbes , H. H. Tartsch , W. J. Turner ,
3. A. Lucas and G. W. Norris.
Music W. B. Mills , J. K McCarl and
F. H. Strout.
Grounds C. H. Meeker , R. M. Osborn
md W. T. Coleman.
Fireworks F. D. Burg6ss , D. W. Col-
ion and George Elbert.
Transportation A. Campbell , C. E.
Eldred and A. Baruett.
Printing F. M. Kimmell.
These committees will all operate un-
ler the direction of the executive coui-
The City park will be the scene of the
The programme has not been mapped
mt yet , but the committees appointed
ndicate quite clearly the nature of the
: elebration , which will be along the
isual lines. Speeches , fireworks , music ,
imuseuients and a good time generally.
Special rates will be secured on the
nain line and it is hoped that a special
.rain can be secured on the Imperial
Branch , and additional facilities on the
In the Procession.
The Citizens Bank of McCook keeps
ight in the procession of Nebraska's en-
; erprising and \vidc-awake banking in-
ititutious by .placing in its fire-proof
mult a burglar-proof steel safe , this week.
The safe is pf the latest sgrew-dpor.
pattern made by the Mosler Safe Co. and
.veighs . 4,000 pounds. It is of solid steel ,
: ombiniug all the latest safe-guards , is
Drovided with the , Yale triple , automatic
ime-lock , and is absolutely guaranteed
o withstand any expert attack for 36
lours , having in repeated and prolonged
.ests and experiments stood intact.
THE TRIBUNE points with pride to
he fact that the banks of our city pro-
ect their funds and conduct their affairs
n harmony with those of our larger
: ities and that they are keeping pace
vith the rapid progress and develop-
nent of the superb hanking § ystem of
> ur land.
Last Saturday evening , at the home of
he bride , and in the presence of a few
elatives of both the contracting parties ,
klr. Lawrence W. Stayner and Mrs. Mae
3ajers were united in marriage by Rev.
v. M. Grigsby. After the ceremony a
redding supper was served. Both the
ligh contracting partes are well and fa-
orably known in our city , especially in
ailroad circles , the groom being chief
lerk in Trainmaster Kenyon's office.
THE TRIBUNE adds it'sheartjcongratu -
atious to those of their many friends
Have PORTER photograph your stock.
Hammocks all styles and prices at
The Deering mowers and rakes are
lot equaled in the market. S. M. Coch-
an & Co-
Leave your orders for fine Silkolene
led Comforts and choose j-our own
olors and patterns of Silkolene. $2.25
ar 6 ft x 7 ft , 6 cotton batts , tied with
laxouy Yarn. The Thompson Dry
> oods Co.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Repair your sidewalks.
Watch Loar's window each week.
For clothing go to DeGrofT& Co.'s.
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Have PORTKR photograph your home.
Hammocks all styles and prices at
Two furnished rooms for rent. Inquire
of R. H. Sayers. .
Don't fail to see Loar's line of wall
paper before you buy.
The new frame school-house will be
built by M. II. Holmes.
Hammocks , prices from sev ty-five
cents up at McConnell & Benys.
Loar's line'of xvull paper was fine last
year , but it is simply grand this.
Sarah-M. Richard of Hartley has been
granted a pension of $8 per month.
.Fly'o'Curo protects stock frtm flies
and gnats. MCCONNELL & BUKRY.
Hammocks , prices from four dollars
down. MCCONNELL & . BERRY.
Remember the date of Drs. Seymour
& Williams' visit here , Monday , July ist.
You will be sorry if 3011 fail to see
Loar's line of wall paper before you buy.
Say , why not celebrate by buying a
Fourth of July buggy of S. M. Cochran
FOR SALE A vacant lot in West
McCook. Inquire of or write to Thomas
Burge , McCook , Neb.
McCook will give the national bird an
adequate opportunity to soar , July four
lines. Come and see.
The county commissioners held a brief
session , early in the w ° ek. Proceedings
will appear , next week.
Call on Drs. Seymour & Williams ,
when they are here , Monday , July ist ,
at the Commercial hotel.
Remember the Sunday hours at
Church & Marsh's meat-market , 6:30 to
9 o'clock a. m. No delivery.
. Remember the Alaun ; and the Met -
Farlan if you intend buying a vehicle.
Their buggies are the leaders.
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
G. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
every month in Odd Fellows hall.
Mowers and rakes of the Deering
make are the standard. Best goods and
lowest prices. S. M. Cochran & Co.
One dollar and twenty-five cents buys
a gallon of good paint at
MCCONNELL & BERRV'S.
The officers of McCook lodge 135 will
be installed next Tuesday evening
by Deputy Grand Master Ayers of
Beaver City. Refreshments.
S. M. Cochran & Co. can sell about
any header you want. In mowers and
binders and repairs they are recognized
leaders in stock and prices.
The Majestic is as staple as sugar and
coffee. When anybody wants a range
nowadays why they just go and buy a
Majestic. You can rely on it.
Anything the matter with your eyes'
Lrs. Seymour & Williams will tell you
what is best to do. Call on them Mon
day , July i , at the Commercial hotel.
LOST Wednesday night , June 5th , a
cream siik lace handkerchief , between
the Congregational church and the resi
dence of Agent Thomson. Reward for
.A corn-fed fcmd that's the kind ot
beef Church & Marsh place on their
blocks. Its the juiciest and best , every
time. If you are not a regular customer ,
try their market.
The Majestic range is a good thing.
Mrs. Douglass' little local advertise
ment proves , Dozens have answered it.
And S. M. Cochran fc Co. are still its
official prophets in this bailiwick.
Good , tender , wholesome meats are a
tiousehold necessity. Church & Marsh
511 the bill in all kinds of meats. They
ire courteous in treatment and prompt
in delivery. At the same old stand.
No use to look elsewhere for wall
paper after seeing our stock. We have
ill the new styles and our prices are low.
We never fail to please.
MCCONNELL & . BERRY.
We are indeed glad to know that Dr.
iVilliams will visit our city again , and
je assures us that he will continue to do
is often af occasion requires , thus saving
lis patients the expense of going to
See us for all hot weather goods such
is Parasols , Fans , Silk Mitts , Gauze
Zorsets , Gauze Underwear , Shirt Waists
n Whites and Colors , Percale Wrappers ,
: tc. , etc. The Thompson Dry Goods
lo. We save you 10 per cent to 25 per
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