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\ TWENTIETH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILJLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING , JULY 5 , 19OI. NUMBER 8
' " Many Friends.
'At Home" to .
Mesdames H. P. Sittton , W. S. Mor-
lan , Vina Wood and S. P Hart were "at
home" to a large company of lady
friends from 3 to 6 o'clock , last Ftidaj
afternoon , at the home of Mrs. Stilton ,
during which time they very delightfully
entertained about tvvr > hundred guests.
The ladies were assisted in the dining-
rooms by Mesdiimes A Campbell , C F
Habcock , AnnaColfer. Charlotte Brewer ,
A. P. Donno.J A Gnnn and W. B. Mills.
The decorations of the dining-rooms
consisted in ropes or festoons of sinilax
and n large ind handsome bouquet of
Punch was served in the bay-window
by Mesdames Walter Stokes and Mabel
Stranahan. This bower xvasattradively
decorated with ropes or festoons of
sinilax and a superb bouquet of carna
An orchestra discoursed sweet music
during the function , which was on a scale
of unusual elaboration
The general decorations of the interior
of the residence were composed of sinilax ,
ferns and palms in beautiful profusion.
Elsie Campbell and Minnie Btrry re
ceived the cards from the guests on the
front porch , which was carpeted and
decorated with "old glory "
Seats were provided under the trees on
the lawn , where departing guests might
enjoy the orchestra.
All in all , it was one of the most elab
orate and felicitous "at homes" ever at
tempted in our city.
Light refreshments were daintily serv
ed at large and tastefully laid tables.
Ethel Pope and Lillian Roman gave a
very happy and clever lawn part } ' , Monday -
day evening , at the home of Conductor
C. E. Pope in honor of Lucile Lawson ,
who will shortly remove to Covina ,
Calif. , with her parent1 ? . A large com
pany of young folks participated. The
entertainment consisted in games and
refreshments , and the evening passed
joyously and all' too swiftly. Miss
Helen's approaching ieave-taking was
the only cloud on a clear and happy day.
The members of the Enlre Nous club
made a picnic for a visiting former mem
ber , Mrs. J. E. Robeson , Tuesday , in the
neighborhood of the east river bridge ,
when and where mutual pleasure abided.
Mrs. Robeson has been briefly visiting
McCook friends in passing through to
California on a visit of a month.
Mrs. Walter Stokes gave a quite charm
ing little Kensington , Wednesday after
noon , to a small company of lad } ' friends
at her home. The music by Miss Howe
was a most delightful and artistic feature
of the event. Refreshments were served
in a dainty manner.
It Makes No Difference.
Church & Marsh are treating their
many new customers just the same as
though they were not "the only. " Same
fine quality of meat , prompt service ,
nd regular , reasonable prices at the old
reliable shop , which is "here to stay"
do you mind ?
We have a few remnants left from the
finest stock of wall paper ever shown in
Southwestern Nebraska ; enough for one
room of each pattern. These we will
close out at astonishingly low prices.
See them before they are gone.
MCCONNELL & BBRRY.
Notice of Estray.
Came to iny farm section 2 , range 29 ,
Gerver precinct , about June 5th , 1901 ,
a black mare , 4 or 5 years old , branded
on left flank 27. Owner can have
animal by proving property and paying
expenses. JOHN CATKINS.
Hammocks all styles and prices at
Choice veal at the B. & M. meat
market. Telephone 14.
Swift's Premium hams and bacon at
the B. & M. meat market.
At night ring the door bell at Loar's
store and the clerk will do the rest.
Order your binder , header and mower
repairs early of S. M. Cochran & Co.
Wall-paper , paints and oils at lowest
prices. A. McMillen.
S. M. Cochrau & Co. have the best
$19 riding cultivator ever sold for that
Remember the Sunday hours at
Church & Marsh's meat-market , 6:30 to
9 o'clock a. m. No delivery.
Speaking of headers , S. M. Cochran &
Co. liave the Piano , Harvester King ,
Hodges , Deering and Randolph.
The Deering twine is the only hopper-
proof binding twine on the market. It's
the only twine , and S. M. Cochran & Co.
Every demand for a first-class , modern
meat-market is fully met by Church &
Marsh. Everything in season. And
the prices are all reasonable.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
Miss GRACK HARMAN is home from
school at York , Neb.
F. C KHLLOGG went to Buffalo , last
week , to see the Pan American exposi
DB. E. H. WATERS , formerly of our
city , late of Oxford , is now located in
MISSES JOSEPHINE MULLEN and Pearl
Zint went up to Denver , Monday night
on 3 , 011 a brief vibit.
MR. AND MRS. J. H. HUPP returned
home , Monday night on 6 , from visiting
in Denver for u few days.
MRS. T. M. PHILLIPPI and Miss Win
nie returned home , last Friday night ,
from their visit in Illinois.
Miss BEULAH B. HALL of Red Cloud
is the guest of McCook friends , arriving
in the city , close of last week.
EARL NOTLEV was a passenger on 2 ,
Monday morning , forConcordia , Kansas ,
whether he goes to visit an aunt.
Miss MAY RiTTENHOUSE arrived
home , Monday night , from Peru , where
she'h'as been a pupil in the state normal
Miss MARY CASSELL returned , Sat
urday night , from Lincoln , where she
has been with her father at the san
MRS. C. E. POPE and children visited
Oxford relatives between trains , Sunday ,
returning on 5 , accompanied by Eva Lee ,
who is a guest at the Pope home , this
MRS H. F. NUSLY of Canton , Ohio ,
arrived in the city , Saturday last on I ,
and will spend t\vo or three mouths here ,
guest of Mrs. Ainsworth Monks and
MRS. J. H. McMANlGAL returned ,
Tuesday evening , from visiting her son
Charles , agent at Mascot. Charles
came up , Wednesday night , and cele
brated with us.
MRS. O. P. YARGER came down from
Scottsbluff , close of last week. She
briefly visited at the home of J. H.
Yarger and proceeded to Red Cloud ,
where her parents reside , Friday night.
MRS. FRED HARRIS and daughter
Aimee returned to their home in Pueb
lo , Colorado , last Saturday night.
Aimee Menard accompanied them and
will remain a while as their guest in
Miss WINNIE ROWELL will depart ,
tomorrow night , for Colorado , where she
will remain during the heated term ,
spending some time at the Boulder
Chautauqua and with her uncle , John
MRS. W. T. COLEMAN and Miss Nellie
Smith departed , Monday night , for Yale ,
Iowa , to be absent about two weeks vis
iting relatives. Miss Blanche McCarl
fills Miss Nellie's desk in Cochran &
Co.'s store in the meanwhile.
MRS. J. E. ROBESON arrived in the
city , Tuesday on r , and is visiting
friends. Other members of the family
will arrive from Lincoln , tomorrow night ,
and they will all proceed to California ,
where the parents are now located.
MRS. M. A. NORTHRUP and Mrs. C.
H. Boyle departed on 12 , this morning ,
for the east on a trip which will continue
into September. They will see the Pan-
American exposition , New York city
and other points of interest in the effete
MRS. DAVID FORBES departed , Tues
day night , for Des Moines , Iowa , where
she will visit a brother whom she has
not seen for about fifteen years. Rev.
Forbes , who is now filling appointments
in Palisade and vicinity , came down to
see her off.
MISSES ELIZABETH THOMSON and
Ella Leonard will depart on tomorrow
night's passenger train for California on
a visit which will consume a goodly portion
tion of the remainder of the summer
vacation of the public school. Miss
Leonard's family is now living in Cali
MR. AND MRS. W. H.ZoLLiNGERand
Mrs. S. D. McClain were passengers for
Illinois on 2. Tuesday morning. Mr.
Zollinger will briefly visit in Kansas on
the way , and the ladies will be in Hast
ings until joined by him. Mrs. McClain
will be the guest of the Zollingers in
MRS. A. M. CASSELL went down to
Lincoln , Monday night on 6 , to take the
baths at the sanitarium for rheumatism ,
which was fast rendering her helpless.
She will remain some time with her hus
band , whom she hopes to haye return
home with her from the sanitarium.
Mr. Cassell is making a steady recovery
from his injuries of some three months
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
BAPTIST Sei vices at the usual hours.
Baptismal services before the morning
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock H. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 a. in. ,
with choir. Sundny-bchool at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HlCKEY , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Bible-school at 10 a m.
Endeavor , 7:30 p. m Prajer meeting
and Bible Study , Wedne ; day evening.
Preaching II a.m. and 8p.m. All are
J. W. WALKER , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10 a. m. Preaching at it. Prayer-
meeting , Wednesday , July 10 , at Mrs. A.
P. Thomson's. Morning subject : "The
Fortress of the Soul. " No evening
service. W. J. TURNER , 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.
METHODIST Sunday-school at 10.
Preachingatiia.m. and 8 p. m. by
Rev. W. J. Boyd of Arapahoe. Morn
ing bubject , "The Transfiguration of
Christ. " Evening subject , "Man and
his Destiny. " A special invitation to
the railroad men to hear this friend of
the boys. Epworth League at 7 p. m
Prayer meeting , Wednesday evening ,
L M. GRIGSBY , Pastor.
THE TRIBUNE understand that Kev.
ind Mrs. J. W. Walker expect to remove
elsewhere within a few week.
Elect More Teachers.
The school board held its regular
monthly session , Monday night of this
week , when they added four new mem
bers to the teacher corps and transacted
The additions to the corps of teach-
irs are : Edwin Washburn of Beatrice ,
* graduate of the Nebraska university ,
who will be assistant to Miss Gorbey ,
High school principal ; Miss Nellie West
if Red Cloud , Seventh grade ; Miss Min
nie Rowell and Miss Cassie Andrews of
Cambridge , Third grades. This fills al
the positions but one that of Primary
Some minor repairs were authorized
an the different school buildings , to bee
: o tuple ted before the opening of the fall
term of school.
The school census , just recently com
pleted , showed the number of persons in
the city of school age to be 920.
A Close Game.
The boys of our c'ty went down to
Cambridge , Tuesday , aud engaged the
lads of that burg on the diamond in a
fine , close game of base ball , in which
I'ictory perched on the Cambridge ban
ner. The score was 6 to 5. An error by
the local team changed a prospective
winning at 5 to 4 to a defeat. Some of
the Cambridge players were boys of
larger growth , but our lads have no com
plaint , acknowledging good treatment
md a splendid game , if they did fail to
Two Uniform Bands.
The McCook and Plattsuiouth bands
were present during the day and they
furnished music at the park and at the
race course. Both of these bands are
Sne organizations. Each came to Lin-
: oln thirty-five men strong. Before
joing to the park they played several
selections up town. Their departure
for the celebration grounds was the
signal for the outgoing rush. Both
bands were finely uniformed. Nearly
; very member of each band is an em
ploye of the Burlington. It was be-
: ause of this that their services were
engaged by the euginemen. Lincoln
They boys arrived home on i , today.
Yearlings For Sale.
Fine bunches of yearling heifers and
pearling steers for sale. Call at the
tneat-uiarket for particulars. Stock may
be seen near the city.
CHURCH & MARSH.
A Dollar and a Half
3uys a gallon of good outside or inside
paint ; roof paint and barn paint much
MCCONNELL & BERRY. '
Enough wall paper to cover an ordi-
lary room , side.ceiling and border , com
plete from one dollar up.
McCoNNELL & BERRY.
The Straight Frout is the newest in
: orsets. You will find them at DeGroff
FOR SALE Good second-hand piano ,
"or $25. W. F. LAWSON.
Choice mutton at the B. & M. meat
narket. Telephone 14.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
There were thirteen cars on No. 3 ,
Passenger trains have been delayed ,
this week , by the heavy traffic west.
Engineer Tony Clark was up from
Oxford , Saturday night , on business.
Conductor F. A. Stark and son Earl
were up from Oxford on business , last
C C Culvert relumed close of last
week , from a short visit to his wife at
Lenora , Kansas.
Dispatcher and Mrs. W. B. Mills spent
Sunday and Mondayin Denver , return
ing home on 6. Monday night.
Roadmaster Samuel Rogers is prepar
ing to build that residence again. It
will be a creditable addition to the city's
Conductor H. C. Brown has purchased
the Barbazett dwelling over on McFar-
land street and with his family is now
occupying the same.
Switchman W. H. Armstrong took his
sick \vife to Omaha , Wednesday night ,
her progress in the direction of recoverj-
not being encouraging.
Passenger traffic is now taxing the
motive power of the Burlington to the
very utmost. Double-headers are the
usual thing going west.
Mrs. John Goldtrap arrived in the
: ity , Tuesday , from Pueblo , Colorado ,
snd is Ihe guest of her parents , Engi
neer and Mrs. C. K Putnam.
Mr. aud Mrs. Bert Bush went over to
Norcatur , Kansas , Monday morning ,
where they expect to remain about three
weeks , he relieving Agent Bash of that
Mrs. Anna Leming returned , Monday ,
to her home in Crawford , after a pleas
ant visit of two or three weeks here with
her uncle and aunt , Mr. and Mrs. Win.
Parkes. Red Cloud Chief.
Dispatcher W. F. Pate went east on a
short trip , Sunday night on 6 ; will see
Chicago and other points. He will also
make a brief visit to Denver and the
mountains during his vacation of two
R. M. Douglass and bride returned ,
last Friday , from their wedding trip , aud
for the present are Commercial house
quests. He has purchased the Pope-
Sray dwelling , northeast of the Catholic
ihurch , aud they hope to occupy the
Engineer and Mrs. G. A. Noren re
turned , Tuesday on I , from a visit em
bracing in its scope Omaha , Lincoln and
Drleans. Mr. Noren is still incapaci
tated for work by an injury to a leg re
vived on his engine some few weeks
since , and it is likely that additional
weeks may be required to make his re-
: every complete , the healing process
About 200 employes of the Illinois
Central railroad were retired July ist on
i pension under the system approved by
President Fish and General Manager
Harahan early in May , and which be-
: arne effective at midnight Sunday
sight. Their pensions will be based on
: heir average monthly pay during the
ast ten years of their service , they be-
ng allowed monthly a certain per cent
) f this amount for each year of their
; otal service. To carry out the pension
jcheme the company has provided a fund
jf $250,000 , and each year a sum not to
; xceed $100,000 will be set apart for the
payment of the pension allowances for
; he year.
Eleven to Ten.
The ball game , Thursday afternoon ,
was one of the most holly contested ever
played on the local ground , victory com
ing to the home club in the last half of
Lhelast inning from a home run by Reid ,
who also brought in a man on base.
Fne playing was sensational and excit-
ng , Arapahoe being ahead at the con
tusion of the first half of the last
lining in a score of 10 to 9. The at-
: endance was immense and the interest
ntense throughout. Few games on the
aome diamond have attracted so much
Repairs for mowers and binders , al-
nest any make , heaviest stock and
jreatest variety west of Hastings , at S.
M. Cochran & Co.'s.
July prices are mighty interesting
propositions at The Thompson Dry
Seeds Co. Good Percaje Wrappers
nade with ruffled flounce aud trimmed
, vith braid for 50 cts. Best 4-Ply White
Carpet Warp 16 2 c.lb ; colors , 18 2 c. Ib ;
weighed out on the scales. This new
price is based on our latest purchase right
rrom the factory and arriving yesterday ,
[ uly 4th. The Thompson D. G. Co.
It Was a Big : Day.
McCook's celebration of the Fourth of
July was not a noisy sensational affair ,
but a quiet , enjoyable and satisfactory
arrangement throughout , and attracted
a large gathering of people from sur
rounding towns and country.
The order of the day was old style and
designed for the comfort and entertain
ment of the people our guests on the
nation's natal day.
At ten o'clock in the morning a pro
cession was formed on Lower Main and
West Denuison streets and with the
Trenton brass band at its head proceeded
to the city park , where the morning
hours were spent in listening to an ad
dress by Rev. W. J. Turner , music by the
band and singing of patriotic songs by
chorus of children.
At noon the audience was dismissed
and many spread their dinners in the
shade of the park , booths and bowers
After dinner , Gus Wheeler of Denver
opened the program with comic singing
in costume , and the races and other
novelty sports were then pulled off to
the amusement of a large crowd which
lined the park and Main street to wit
ness these events.
Night Policeman Ed Fitzgerald broke
the cops' record and took first in the fat
men's race , with V. D. Selby , second ,
and W. F. Everist , third.
Howard O'ster proved himself to be
the fleetest boy under 15 years.
Cora Jeffries won the lee yard race for
girls under 15 years.
The bicycle race had no goers. Like
wise the potato race. Ditto , the sack
Bellamy and Patterson of Arapahoe
took the three-leg race , with LeIIew
and Leach , second.
After the races the premiums offered
by McCook firms were awarded :
The baby jumper by F. M. Colson
went to the chubby baby of Carl Seeley ,
leader of the Trenton band.
No couple appeared to claim the gaso
line stove offered by S. M. Cochran &
Co. to the couple married on the plat
No men with leathern lungs contested
for J. H. Bennett's box of cigars , either.
Isaac Johnson carried off F.J. Morgan's
cane to the heaviest man , and the humor
of the situation was apparent when Isaac
exhibited his 6 or 7 feet of slender heighten
on the platform.
J. F. Porter was awarded the pound of
best tea by M. E. Knipple to the oldest
Johnny Wilson's four feet of stature
won the package of coffee by E. B. Odell
to the tallest man.
Sam Rogers and his meerschaum pipe
easily won the bottle of McConnell's
sarsaparilla by McConnell & Berry to
the homeliest man. ( And Sam , of course ,
has that tired feeling no longer. )
"Hold Your Horses. "
The Christian people conducted a
a profitable refreshment stand.
In Gus Wheeler of Denver the enter
tainment committee was rather "gold-
The ladies of St. Albans had a minia
ture "Street of Nations" with profitable
F. D. Burgess had a neat tent on the
park and the venture had a financial
side to it , as well.
O. M. Knipple's carriage was hand
somely decorated in patriotic colors and
effects flags and bunting. Itvas the
only serious attempt at vehicle decora
tion , although a number of others made
modest and pretty efforts.
The music by the Trenton brass band
was quite satisfactory. They play sim
ple , tuneful music , modestly , with evi
dent appreciation of the fact that Mc
Cook is the home of the famous Nebraska
Brigade band. Here's to the Trenton
"Old " the
When Glory" was spread to
breezes on that 25-foot pole on top of
our loo-foot red stand-pipe , July 4th , it
was unfurled on the highest point ever
attained by the flag in Southwestern Ne
braska. The height made it difficult to
realize that the flag was 25 feet long.
There was a suggestion of the street
fair about the booths set up over the
park , some being merely for display of
goods and to afford comfort for the vis
itors and others for trade purposes.
Among those who had booths were :
The McCook Milling Co. , McConnell &
Berry , H. P. Waite , S. M. Cochran &
Co. , W. W. McMillen , V. D. Selby , A.
McMillen , Vahue & Petty , C. D. De
Groff & Co. , F.J Morgan and others.
Money talks and business is business.
All common weight 50 ct. blue overalls
can be had from us for 39 cts. a pair.
For 49 cts. we give you the heavy 9 oz.
blue Denim overalls commonly sold for
65 cents. Men's good , stout , black
shirts with white pin stripes , 25 cts.
Blue Denim Jackets , 39 c. July prices are
interesting at The Thompson D. G. Co.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Flying ants are our latest joy.
Watch Loar's window each week.
For clothing go to DeGroff & Co.'s.
Hammocks all styles and prices at
Fresh fish at the B. & M. meat market.
Don't fail to see Loar's line of wall
paper before you buy.
Juicy beefsteak at the B. & M. meat
market. Telephone 14
Hammocks , pi ices from seventy-five
cents up at McConnell & Beny s.
Loar's line of wiill paper was fine last
year , but it is simply grand this.
WANTED Man t o take sheep o n
shares. Inquire at this office.
Wall-paper , paints and oils at lowest
P"ces. A. McMillen.
You will be sorry if you fail to see
Loar's line of wall paper before you buy.
Rethemeyer Bros , make delicious ice
cream any time for any event. Try
The Deering mowers and rakes are
not equaled in the market. S. M. Coch
ran & Co.
FOR SALE Belgian hares. Call on or
iddress Schell Kimmell for prices and
The lady who declined dressing for
ler salad because of the heat was just a * J
trifle awfully awful. | H
FOR SALE A vacant lot in West f |
McCook. Inquire of or write to Thomas [ I
Burge , McCook , Neb. J
Mowers aud rakes of the Deering .1
make are the standard. Best goods and ' |
lowest prices. S. M. Cochran & Co.
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
G. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
every mouth in Odd Fellows hall.
Some migratory grasshoppers have
put in an appearance in certain localities
in the county to add to our already full
More than 12,000,000 acres of the Sahara -
hara desert have been made useful for
raising crops with the aid of artesian
A refreshing shower visited this section -
tion , Tuesday night , but the heat was
not effected or modified in the least
A merchant tailor from Aurora was
looking over this business field , this
week , and was impressed with the opening -
A bill of sale for a Majestic is % vorth
more to you while you are on earth than
a life insurance policy. You know
where to buy them.
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.
Our dollar and a half hammock is a
"corker" . Vv'e have them at all prices ,
75 cents up.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
The organization among the school
children for the protection of the birds
should be revived. Such a sentiment
should be kept alive in every youthful
The Woodmen on the branch between
Imperial and McCook will run a special
car to Cambridge during the Southwest
Nebraska Log Rolling Picnic. Cam
A corn-fed kind that's the kind ol
beef Church & Marsh place on their
blocks. Its the juiciest and best , every
time. If you are not a regular customer ,
try their market.
Good , tender , wholesome meats are a
household necessity. Church & Marsh
fill the bill in all kinds of meats. They
are courteous in treatment and prompt
in delivery. At the same old stand.
With the mercury between 100 and no
every day for the past two weeks , we }
feel justified in acknowledging without
mental reservation , secret evasion or
ought of equivocation that itish. e. f. u.
Best apron check Ginghams , 5 cts. per
yd. 10 yds. Good Bleached Muslin for
49 cts. loyds. fine Cambric Muslin , 85
cts. Another lot of that excellent brown
Sheeting , 10 yds for 39 cts. July prices are
red hot thing at The Thompson DcG.Co.
The long expected story by Ralph
Connor , author of "Black Rock" and
"The Sky Pilot , " begins in the July
Magazine Number of the Outlook. The
first two chapters of "The Man from
Glengarry , " contain an exciting account
of the quarrels of lumbermen in the
North American woods and
, give promise t
of the vivid narrative to follow in the
successive numbers of The Outlook.
( $3 a year. The Outlook Company , 287
Fourth Avenue , New York. )
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