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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (July 6, 1888)
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.1 UMt 's , Mai * Ay R4Hc
| BaagMs , aaaanliaw , gjiituns , ate , at
E > I Ckackbn's Mi sic Stork.
yjt F * el &nI BM lttt4 jimwUs af nil kinds
* at the B. & 31. JJ t Murkut.
* Kw rytit * g fi * * ami luan in the
> way of greaariag at XabJa ' fe stare.
* ; | I * rtJMMg n mJly kapt hi first-class
ll o talKfrIua Bt2t Oswalt's ra&tntirnnt. i ;
X Caak faii for Jfo * stsk , poultry and
if ] Mm at tk B. & 31. Mont Market
J L L'sfcuMMlnaa' SltirtaH hzos , at
. Tiik Fajious.
F Tb r is atthor way. Buy your
( * erMefq eH.v ire , U. , r Noble.
I Ya HU&utt sat fail to read the new
i' a4 arttt ataf' TilK FAMOUS.
Pkiiwim * * ; w aH ite biuitalias prompt
ly ami skiWfuHy performed by F. D.
j The Jetaet fraut the strike i.s that II.
T II. Barry has reached bottom prices in
G a eriaj5.
H Tba prke f l&arty is otcrnal
* vigiiaaae , bi N' W ' s primus un grocorios
i are &ure m oatok ymi.
Y # w K Stt i h # f th finost a.ssort-
I zsdK-te' # f frash ouiwiias in the city at
t Oswalt's rsta raHt.
F r a aa y , dea sliava drop into i
t Sia ps & Jay ' s Hr shop in the Giti-1
t x HS bank batWi . j !
* The Kttkgirl who lost her hnt at the !
Fbb4 ? ta d. July Fourth evoninir , can
have same by eaNittg at tit id offiue.
| Aa immense Hh ot silk , pongee al-
poaa and flannel oats and vests.
[ TniFAMOUS. : .
A thipmant of fre h candies just re
ceived at the City Bakery. Call while
* " tbey axe fresh and nice.
' The celebrated Olds wagon for sale by
LeJaad & 3I rrow. Also spring wagon ? ,
it bBggie5otc. AH very cheap.
. The tberraometer has been up on its
high brse for tbe past week or two
over 100 degrees above in the shade.
Hgyngi - „ - - Is selecting the stars and stripes as
au affset to the bandana , the repubh-
caas have "scooped" the bourbons again.
* i If you vrant wice tender beefsteak
give the B. & 31. 3Ieat 3Iarket a call.
I They buteher not e but the choicest of
I Leland & 3Iorrow carry a complete
r r stock of cornate , , chop feed , and in fact
of everything belonging to a first-class
v flour and feed store.
'f ' * " * " If the iHformation is of any value to
( our young friends of the Waunera
' Breeze we respectfully impart and sub- j
j mit it : "DEvide ' - is properly spelled j
k I have secured the exclusive right of
3IcUook aad will handle nothing but the
' celebrated Cozad flour. Full roller pro-
* cess and every sack warranted. Car lot' '
1 lust received. Trv it H. 11. BEaar. I
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\ \ \ c regret that the length of Judge ! 1
r Henderson ' s address precludes the pos-1 '
sibility of our presenting it to our read- j
ers in ite entirety , this week. The con- } i
elusion will appear in our next issue , |
v however. j !
If you want something handsome in [ I
tbe way of a hanging lampcall on C. 31. \ i
j Noble. He is just in receipt of the !
largest and finest stock of hanging
y lamps ever brought to southwestern j ,
1 Nebraska. j j 1
I The boys arc endeavoring to organ-
i jze a drum corps for the campaign , but
lack a base drum. They will perhaps
attempt to raise sufficient money to buy
one , by subscription ; if so , they should
\ be encouraged. A good drum corps is
i almost indispensible in a campaign.
' Judge Henderson entertained a large | '
audience , last night , at the ball ground I
amphitheatre , with a stirring political j I
! speech. The Judge is an able cam ' - | ,
paigner , experienced and eloquent and '
* inspired his hearers with the most de- ;
t monstrative enthusiasm , his speech be- | j i
t ing heartily and frequently cheered dur-
Ing its delivery. |
SPECIAL , . j j '
Our stock of the following seasona-
\ ble goods is complete : Hose , tioz- \
* ' zles. Lawn Sprinklers , Lawn Grass , J
Garden Seeds , Tools , Refrigerators
( and Jewel Vapor stoves.
p. W. C. LaTOURETTE & CO.
? * • "Pieneer Hardware Store. "
Imparted Ale and London Stout for
1 family use at Strasser ' s. Deliver-
; | edfrs * i private families ,
Fnwh trjiuliv ! * at the City Bakery.
" * * fin in the linn Ton Fr your lunch.
. ( .Jo to Nobb ? for your family groceries.
; SlJil'SON & .Jav. Popular Barbcis.
j Muaiual instruments at McCrackon ' s
Leave your order for suits or pants
at TIIK FAMOUS.
Try MoMilluji ' s "Ketch 'Km and Keep
'Km * * fly paper.
I 25JTAn excellent time piece for $2.f)0
\ , Try Pax ton ' s cigars , lie carries the
! j fitit * = tiitie-in the city.
' Remember that Lolaml & 3Iorrow sell
the reliable Olds wagon.
Stock full and prices away down at
I'urry ' s Grocery House.
The Bon Ton is the place to buy
your cakes , buns , bread , etc.
Smoke Paxton ' s " 1'almetta" hand
made cigar. None better.
Nothing but freshest and purest
drugs at the City Drug Store.
Press of other matter on our column ? ,
this week , excludes a number of com
munications fmm this issue.
Lunches at all hours and put up to
order at the Bon Ton bakery.
Go to Leland & 3Iorrow for every
thing in the Hour and feed line.
On .Monday , C. W. Paine and his
late divorced wife were re-niarricd.
City Hotel & Star Hestauhant !
The place for a good meal and clean bed.
Simpson & Jay have the finest barber
shop in the city. Give them a call.
Farmers , the place for you to stop at
is the City Hotel & Star Bestaurant.
Best brands of tobacco and cigars at
the Bon Ton bakery and confectionery.
Linen collars , cuffs and summer neck
wear. Patent styles at
George 31. Chenery at the City Drug
Store makes a specialty of prescriptions.
Railroad men will find the City Hotel
Cc Star Restaurant the place for them.
Remember Paxton ' s cigar store , 3Iain
Avenue , next door to 3Ic3Iillen's drug
Go io the Bon Ton for your bread ,
pies , cakes , etc. Everything fresh , clean
and first class.
Noble , the leading grocer , carries the
most complete line of queensware in the
city. Inspect it
The late night policeman , 3Ir. Dewey ,
has been removed and W. D. Paine
now wields the mace at night.
The city fathers and board of educa
tion failed to deliberate , this week , on
matters municipal and educational.
Campaign hats. Another lot of
three cases received this morning at
23f"In § the line of plain and fancy
groceries , 0. 31. Noble will fill your
every want satisfactorily.
If you are in search of a really deli
cious drink of soda water wander into
the City Drug Store.
Hair cutting done in an artistic man
ner by Simpson & Jay , new shop in
Citizens bank building.
J L'ST Received ! Two barrels of ex
tra sweet cider at the City Bakery , which
will be sold at 50 cents a gallon.
Fruits , candy , ice cream , all kinds of
temperance drinks at Clark & Dietrich's
Bon Ton bakery and confectionery.
Blue uniform suits , pants and caps
for conductors or brakemen at
This week , Leland & 3Iorrow have re
ceived a car-load of fall and winter
wheat flour. They carry the best grades.
If you contemplate building be sure
to consult 31. A. Libbee. He guaran
tees his work to be the best and his
prices the lowest.
The school building , city hall , bridge ,
and other local projects should not draw
your attention from the fact that Berry
sells croceries at bed rock figures.
Of fine residences 31. A. Libbee makes
a specialty. Don't fail to see him if
you intend to build. Good workman-
ship guaranteed. Prices the lowest.
The Building and Savings Association
is a great money making scheme , which
can only be discounted bj' buying your
groceries and queensware at Berry 's.
The Board of Trade has taken the
matter under consideration and decided
unanimously that Berry's is the place
to buy Groceries , Queensware , etc.
We have a No. 1 carriage and wood
workman in our wagon ship. Fine car-
riage work a specialty. Give us a trial.
A complete line of drugs , tobacco ,
sundries , fancy articles , perfumes , and j
in fact of everything usually kept in a j j
first-class apothecary shop at the City
It is a matter to Judge Cochran's
credit that in every case from his last
district court , tried before the late state
supreme court , his decisions were re
affirmed in every instance.
| The announcement of It. 31. Snavely ,
i Esq. , of Indianola , as • a candidate for
, re-election to the office of county attor-
i uey , appears in this issue. 3Ir. Snavely
! has filled the office with credit to him
self and to the best interests of Red
Willow county , and should he be the
choice of the republican county conven
tion will no doubt continue to discharge
the duties of the office ably and satis
l'ullaiil & Co. aie clearing out their stock
of paints anil IuiIjciI wins nl cost.
TliN ticctiiih ( itjoe < i a ivfivsliiiitf .shmvw
of two lioius' duration , TiK'Mlay itiorniii .
A supplementary time card for Hie 15.-aver
line lias just boon turned out of tills ollice.
Adam 15. Coppers of Indianola is the re
cipient of au original invalid pension , this
Then ! will he no Congregational service ,
next Sabbath , the church being in process of
Frank Allen now tuns a handsomebus to
and from all trains , for the Commercial
James W. Hupp , Sebauni , tlds county , has
been appointed a notary public. But where
is Sebauni , anyhow ?
liiillard & Co. seem to have great faitli in
the boom from the amount of lumber they
are receiving now-a-days.
We saw the finest thing on the market in
the line of screen doors , handsomely painted ,
at the liiulgcr lumber yard.
Jicrnhciiucr is advertising specially low
prices in suitings and trouserings. See his
change of advertisement , this issue.
Remember the lecture at the Lutheran
church , Tuesday evening , July 10th , by Prof.
Valentine. Subject , "Our .Neighbors. "
The mercury has been noting a temperature
of over 100 degrees above zero for a number
of days past. 102 in thu shade , Sunday.
The new linn , C. ( . Potter & Co. , assumed
charge of thu Thompson feed and Hour store ,
Monday morning. May success be their nor-
A party of young people of the city enjoy
ed a ouiet little picnic , Sunday , in the Jioyd
park at the mouth of the more or less classic
Since Saturday last , Mr. and Mrs. Emer-
son Coleman have been taking parent pride
in a boy baby of the usual weight and lung
The funeral sermon of littleMnbel Bradley
will be preached in the Lutheran church on
Sunday morning next at 100 : : ; , M. T. , by the
pastor , JJev. J.V. . Kiimnel.
We see it stated that the chinch bugs have
put in an appearance in small numbers in
certain portions of the county , but have oc
casioned no damage up to this time.
The Frees & Hockuell Lumber Co. , this
week , repaired their stable which was dam
aged by the fire , last Monday evening. Most
of the lower part escaped the ( lames.
County Attorney Snavely spent two or
three days of this week in the chief city. We
might add , incidentally , that the Colonel
brought his elegant assortment of burnsides
John Steinmetz is building himself a resi
dence of ample dimensions and fair propor
tions , on the hill in West McCook. It is al
ready enclosed and being pushed toward com
Fifty cents a hundred for ice , these warm
days , draws largely on the surplus , and of
kicking there is not a little. We venture the
price will be more moderate another year.
Perhaps a little competition might be salu
tary. _ .
Supt. Phelan's family is luxuriating in the
rich product of a fine Ayrshire bovine that
the Colonel brought home with him , last Sat
urday evening. She is a gilt-edged animal
and the only one of the breed , we believe , in
Death invaded the happy household of Mr.
and Mrs. Bradley of West McCook , Monday
morning , claiming as bis own their young
daughter. The funeral occurred on Tuesday
morning. They have the sympathy of all in
Since the first of the month Mr. Bailey of
West McCook has been running the street
sprinkler , Mr. Yager retiring. Mr. Bailey
promises to give fair satisfaction to the busi
ness men " , who are deeply interested in thor
ough work in this line.
The members of Hockuell Hose Co. , this
week , presented Mr. Hockuell with a hand
some crayon portrait elegantly framed of the
company and cart , the back ground being the
Hockuell residence and grounds , in this city.
A very graceful act and fully appreciated by
the recipient , to whom the department is in
debted for their cart
Verily it is at hand. The time when the
blushing maiden gentle as the rustle of an
angel's wings and sweet as the rosy lips of a
fairy caily wraps the drapery of a lily white
shroud around her litlisome form , in response
to the not over urgent request of her dear
Chawley , to indulge in the enchanting whirl
of ice cream relaxation.
In Japan they undress fordinner instead of
making themselves miserable with superflu
ous clothes. They put bridges over dry rivers
but wade running streams. Policemen ring
bells to warn burglais to look out. In gener
al they do precisely what we do not do. But
Japanese art is instinct , as it is not with us ,
ami they can paint a landscape in pink liner
than ours in green.
Unser fater , der du bisht in himmel. ce
heliehtsei dienauma ; die reich kumm , die
wille g'slia uf der erd wie im binimel ; geb
uns heit unser taglich brod ; un' fergeb uns
unsere shuldu wie mer unsere shuldigern
fergeva ; feer uns net in die fersuchmmg ,
averaroise uns fum base ; den dein is es reich ,
degewalt , un' de beniichkeit funevigkeitsu ]
evigkeit Aumen. I
The next eclipse of the moon will occur on '
the night of July 23rd , and will be more in
teresting than the one of January 2Sth. The j ;
diameter of the earths shadows will be much |
larger at that time in proportion to the diain- j i
eter of tiie moon , darkening the surface more | I
totally. It will take place at midnight when
the moon is higher in the heavens , and will
be visible iu this section.
The "milk shake" is fast growing in pop
ularity as a public and private drink , and as
a substitute and vast improvment physically
and especially morally , over any kind of in
toxicants. To make it , take a half tumbler
of good milk ( a little addition of cream is no
damage to it ) , add two teaspoonfuls of pow
dered sugar , flavor with a few drops of va
nilla , and fill the tumbler , with broken ice. It
is then whirled in a machine called the "milk
shake" till all is well shaken and the ice part
We like to hear a man refuse to take his
home paper , and all the time sponge on his
neighbor for the reading of it We like to
hear a man complain when asked to sub
scribe for his home paper , that he takes more
than he can read now , and then go and bor
row his neighbor's or loaf around until he
gathers all the news from it We like to see
a man nm down his home paper as not worth
taking and now and then beg the editor for a
favor in an editorial. We like to see a man
run down his home paper and then try to get
a share of the trade which the newspapers
brings to the town ; we like to see this ; it
looks economical , thriity , progressive and
last but not least , cheeky.
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A DELIGHTFUL AFFAIR.
MISSI.Sjri.IA ANftCKMA KlMTKKTIIi : Wll.l.-
"SIM'I'UIKINO" . ' .
j 1XO VICTIMS OK riMK.VI'M.
The. 15. & M. Killing House was the scene
of a "elect gathering of choice spirits , Mon
day evening , iu the nature of a surprise pai ty
and In honor of the Misses 1 teller. The "in
vaders" were fully equipped for the felicitous
occasion , refreshments In profusion had they ,
besides "carrying their own orchestra , " with
which to inspire the lovers of the muse's art ,
which made up the major measure of the
evening's joy. The participants were :
Mil. and Mns. E. A. Loach , H. A. Drown ,
Gcorjje Goodwin , anil E. C. Hallow.
Misses Joule Menard , Leila Widgeon , Nlim
nullucc , Sara Lowman , Olllo Hannah , Louie
Stnrbuck. Mngglo McAlpInc. Lilllo llowoll.
Tone McAlpInc. Mayine Hunt , Muuilo McCon.
no ! ! . Doru Hunt anil Rlvu Hunt.
Mkssiis. Thomas Gluscott , A. C. Ebert. Geo.
H. Uerry , Lou W. McConnoll , J. J ) . Itubli. Al
bert McMillan , .7. D.McAlpInc , C. II. Withlijuiat ,
J. V. Forbes , M. E. Mullen , F. W.Voro , and t
Ernest Hencdict. j
FAMOUS vs. HOLDREGE. I I i
Quite a crowd of people repaired to the
base ball grounds , Saturday afternoon , to
witness the game between the "Famous"
club of .this place and the "Holdrege " ' boys. I
The game was not called until late , the visit
ing men being delayed about two hours on ac
count of the flyer being late. It was not long
developing that the visitors were in no wise
a match for our local team as the score of : ; <
to 17 would indicate conclusively , and of
course those who confidently looked forward
to a close and interesting contest were doom
ed to disappointment The fact is that our
boys have few equals in the state. The com
bination that wipes up the diamond with
them will certainly have to "play ball. "
The members of Hockuell Hose Co. who
were so handsomely remembered by Mr.
Hockuell with a $25.00 check in recognition
of their work at the burning of the Frees it
Hockuell Lumber Co. 's barn , during the ter-
. rible storm of Monday evening a week , desire
to express their genuine thanks and keen ap
preciation of the gift and of the sentiment
thereby expressed ; the more so because that
their portion for their gratuitous work has
hitherto been of a very different quality and
HELD UP AND ROBBED.
While returning home from the celebration ,
on the evening of the Fourth , Thomas Bug
gies , who lives a few miles northeast , was
held up near S. II. Colvin's house , about a
mile east of the city , and lobbed of the spare
change he carried with him , by two highway
robbers. Mr. Buggies returned to the city
and with two neighbors , "loaded for bear , "
started for home again , but the "gents of
the road" failed to put in an appearance. No
WILL WRITE UP McCOOK.
Mr. S. 17. McUmber , of Calliope , Iowa , is
in the city , for the purpose of preparing an
exhaustive write-up of our city , her advant
ages , business interests , and in fact anything
and everything usually embraced in a com
prehensive resume. Mr. McUmber comes
highly recommended and has had years of
experience in this line of work. Give him
your cordial support
We are ready to receive announcements of
candidacy at the usual price , S3 cash in hand.
Don't be backward , ye who would immolate
yourselves on the altar ot your country in
the capacity of office-holders.
One of the largest and pleasantest gather
ings to be held in Nebraska , this year , prom
ises to be the District G. A. It lieunion for
Northwestern Kansas and Southwestern Ne
braska which will be held at Holdrege , Ne
braska , August 14 , 15 , 10 and 17. Eloquent
speakers of national fame , prize bands , cav
alry drills , sham battles , water works test ,
and scores of minor attractions will be on the
daily program. The beautiful camp ground
of 1,000 tents and immense amphitheatre is
only five minutes' walk from the postofiice
or depot The B. & M. will give one fare
for round trip to any point on their lines .
For further information write to E. W.
Beghtol , President ; M. C. Bradley , Secretary.
It costs no more to keep a thoroughbred ,
says the Plowman , than a scrub ; it takes no
more vital energy to assimilate good , whole
some food than the common dietetic abom
inations : it takes no more to operate a good
implement than a poor one , it takes no more
time to read instructive books than gossipy ,
sensational newspaper trash ; it takes no more
mental effort to live a good life and bless
mankind with its fruits than to co-operate
with the devil by shirking honest labor and
beating the world out of a living. In brief ,
it pays to have the best the best implements ,
the best food , the best literature and the best
Mr. Ed. Hyde of the Lincoln Daily News
came up to the city , Tuesday , on a short visit
to his friend , W. C. Billiard. Tun Tjsiiiuxe
had the pleasure of a short , fraternal call.
He returned home on the evening train ,
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Constant , who have
been visiting Mr. and Mrs. II. Trowbridge
for a short time , depart for their home in Chi
cago , to-inon-ow. Mrs. E. C. Ludwick will
Judge Henderson leaves to-morrow morn
ing , via Cambridge , for Stockville , on a visit
to his brother , Col. Henderson , county judge
of Frontier county.
W. C. Bollard's brother and sister , who
have been visiting in the city the past few
weeks , left for Chattsworth , HI. , Thursday
Fred Lytic came down from Benkelman ,
Thursday evening , on business , returning
home on the following morning 's train.
Mrs. C. L. Nettleton and Miss M. . Mc-
Kee leave for San Francisco , next Thursday ,
to attend the national teachers' convention.
It is with a feeling : of regret that we clironi.
cle the contemplated departure of Mr. It. P.
High , Manager of the Hayes Centre Loan
Agency , to his farm in Red Willow county.
Since Mr. High's advent into our midst he has
made hosts or friends and built up a profitable
business. The republicans lose a shrewd lead
er. Hayes Centre Times.
Coleman Bros. , of McCook , have purchased
the stock of hardware belonging to J. B.
Hunter , and rented the building and will open
up a line stock of hardware immediately.
They are invoicing the stock to-day , the 22nd.
We understand that Kingsbury of pugilistic
fame was pretty thoroughly thumped in a dif-1 !
ficulty with a brotherhood man. Fourth of i
July evening. We failed to secure any partic
Frank Reid , a former B. & M. employe , but
at present engineering on a Mexican railway ,
is Tlsiting in the city.
W K W CSytI ft t rjrw r !
, wfc. _ > < ant Q a ; ! * ,
Mmmm Day !
Patriotic Multitudes Witness its
McCOOK DOES HERSELF PROUD !
The Eeauty and Pleasure of the
Glorious Day Unmarred.
The morning of the Fourth of J uly dawned
bright and beautiful and the city was at an
early hour crowded with people from all
over the county and from various neighboring
towns. The celebration , from the first boom
of " 100 guns at sunrise' * to the lust rocket of
the grand pyrotechm cdisplay at night was an
eminent success in every essential feature ,
one in which our citizens may well take pride.
The procession and trades' parade was a
most creditable and extensive affair and
would have redowned to the honor of afar
morn-pretentious city. Those of our business
people who were represented in
tub thanks' pakaim- :
were : L. Lowman &Son , dry goods , cloth
ing , carpets , etc. ; Samuel Strasser , whole
sale and retail liquors ; Mrs. J. B. McCabe ,
millinery and dressmaking ; Hall & Cochran ,
agricultural implements ; Herian & Des-
Larzes , draymen ; The Frees it Hockuell
Lumber Co.Iuinber and coal ; Henry Penner ,
harness , saddles , etc. ; A. Probst , City Bak
ery ; 11. A. Coupe & Co. , B. & . M. Meat mar
ket : Predmore Bros. , blacksmilhing ; C M.
Noble , groceries ; C. P. 1 linker , agricultural-
implements ; J. C. Allen & Co. , dry goods ,
groceries , etc. : Wilcox & Fowler , dry goods ,
groceries , etc. ; The Famous Clothing Co. ,
clothing , gents'furnishing goods , etc. ; Jos.
McBrayer , drayman and house-mover ; C. G.
Potter & Co. , flour , feed , etc. ; Albert Mc-
Millen , drugs , etc. The line of match ter
minated at the grand stand , where the as
sembled multitude had tne pleasure of listen
ing to a most eloquent and patriotic oration
from the lips of Judge H. C. Henderson of
Marshalltown , Iowa. Below we give the
text in part :
junorc hkxdeksox's OUATIOX.
In the march of Time another j'car is added
to the lifcs of the ltcputdlc. Tlio occasion Jur-
nishesu llttingopportunity to pause lor a day-
to contemplate the wonderful past , survey
the conditions of our present environment ,
measure tin ; forces winch tire marking out our
future destiny , and from all these to draw
lessons of the duties ot citizenship , based up
on au exalted sentiment of patriotism. Little
more than a century has passed since our
fathers were engaged in a struggle for inde
pendence , with the richest and strongest gov
ernment among men. Rich onl > in patriotism
and courage themselves , occupying asparselv
settled territory , bordering on the Atlantic ,
with an extensive coast line exposing the east
ern boundary , and a vast wilderness of suirages
the western , without a common treasury , in
deed , almost destitute of treasure , without an
army , without a.navy , without equipments ,
boundless only in undeveloped natural re
sources , ttiey commenced that struggle against
such odds as would have appalled timid men.
During the yearsof that mighty conflict they
were sometimes reduced to the very verge
ot despair , and the result often seemed almost
alone to hang upon the invincible courage
and faith of Washington in the Meld. With
untrained statesmen to mark out their legis
lative policy , with untried leaders marshat-
ingthe pooily equipped and almost unsuppli-
cd and undisciplined forces in the Held , to
mere human understanding the attempt was
desperate , and ultimate defeat inevitable.
Fortunately fortius people , ami for the world ,
those who stood iu the fore-front of the con
flict , seizing hold of the eternal principles ol"
justice , impelled Dy faitli in the righteousness
of their cause , and reposing strong confidence
in Him who controls the destiny of nations ,
who , riding upon the storm and directing the
wherlwiud , decides the battle , and after years
of varying tortune , accompanied with unpar
alleled snll'eriug and sacrifice , endured with
unsurpassed courage and fortitude , thefound-
ationsof theRopublic were lain , ni'd itssnper-
structure rose out of the wreck and ruin of
war : embodying the fundamental idea as hap
pily expressed by the immortal Lincoln , of "A
government of the people , for the people and
by the people. ' or , in other words , providing1
for the utmost limit of individual liberty com
patible with public safety. This central idea
of our institutions was novel and untried. It
was so out of the common practice and experi
ence of men , and so near an approach to an
archy , and opened such n wide gulf between
existingordersof government in thcold world
aud of all past history , and the new experi
ment eutered upon in the new world , that the
problem could not have been then solved by
liiiman wisdom. It was appalling to monarch
ies and must have awakened the liveliest ap
prehension of our wisest statesmen , as history
informs us it actually did. I have called it au
experiment. I would rather say it was an in
spiration ; and a hundred years of its history
has made it a demonstration. Fortunate was
in that this new idea of government was inau
gurated on vir.fi u soil of America , separ
ated by the sea from the splendid monarchies
of Europe , uneontarainated by systems sanc
tioned by age ; untramellcd by casts and titled
orders or' menunawiieil by conditions threat
ening perpetual hostility and war. Providence
had paved the way for establishing the doc
trine of the equality of men , of individual
freedom , under auspices most favorable for
success. The individual is the unitof govern
ment. Wc are citizens ; not subjects. Every
man is sovereign within the sphere of his per
sonal action. Except when called upon to con
tribute to the public treasury the doio needed
to pay the expense of administering public af
fairs , and the occasional performance of the
duties of citizenship.by depositing the ballot.or
exercising the functions of oHice , we scarce
ly realize that we have a government at all.
It is only the depraved and criminal who feel
the restraint of public law. No public espion
age is upon our homes. No barriers rise up to
prevent our choice of a home , or occupation.
We pass and repass the lines ofstates without
a thought of interference or interruption. No
mailed hand reaches for a passport , nor armed
sentinel questions our right. We follow our
own pursuit ? , in our own way , and so long us
we observe the equal rights of others , we are as
absolutely free as the winds which sweep
these plains , as tbe waters which leap in the
mountain brooks. When our constitution was
framed , the territory embraced extended only
to the Mississippi river , and all these bound
less plains , stretching to the Pacific Ocean ,
and of which Nebraska was part , together
with Florida , belonged to foreign nations.
Louisiana was purchased in 1803 from Trance ,
and Spain ceded to us Florida in 1821 ; and now
the republic is as broad as the continent
stretching her lines from the everglades of
Florida to the icy shores of Aiaskn and from
the rockbound coasts or Maine to the golden
gate of California. laved by two oceans , and
embracing a greater variety of soil , climate
and productions , and a richer heritage of un
developed resources , than any other people
possess under one government , and ample to
support in comfort all the inhabitants of the
world , while the growth or population , the ad
vancement of science literature , the arts , com
merce , manufactures and agriculture , in this
country testify of the beneficence of our po
litical institutions , and the energy , enterprise
and thriftof our people. The simple relation
of the facts of our growth and advancement
within throe generations of men. to the mere
student of history , is marvelous" and incredi
ble. Such progress could not have been realiz
ed undera different form of government. The
incentive to individual exertion necessary to
such result would have been wanting iu other
countries. I have attributed the marvelous
grou th of our country , during the past cent
ury , to the genius of our political insti
tutions. Primarily it is so ; but there
are other considerations partly corollary
to aud partly independent ot those which it is
important to consider. Thecheapnessorhind ,
the ease with which homes can be acquiied ,
the richness of the soil and the variety of its
productions , secured by a minimum of labor
and industry , make the republic a country of
homes : make our people proprietors instead
of tenants aud serfs , while freedom from sov-
ernmcntal restraints , attracted to our shores
the enterprising , industrious and thrift } ' in
habitants of other lands , who were anxious to
escape from the oppressions of the old world
and to reap the rewards of toil and enterprise
in the npw. By natural selection those who
iirstcame to us were the choicest of theirpeo-
plc.not the titled nobility , not the possessors
of inherited wealth , not the vicious and de-
proved , but men and women of spirit a"d
courage , of industry and thrift , of intelligence
and virtue. In the carlv days , the idle and
profligate had neither the means nor inclina
tion to come. Hence new blood of superior
quality was constantly infused into our 60cial
and political life , and the reasonable certainty
of prompt ; returns to the husbandmaq for bis
ii n > ll" i i un it im-ii r i n h ii 'in n * i i i in - i i i 11 11 | • iibm w gum i
> J . 1 , I I * HMMmJJt
toll , stimulated the ambition nud activity of
the native art well iih the foit'igi : horn Inlialil-
lauls. Ity uood fut-tuue. or I • • hoiild rather
Kay good Providence , during the formative
period orourHochil fnbri < \ th'-re wit * by rea
son ofgeueriillyHlmliui'puiKults. iiuii Int'ie-is
agreater Mndoncy to homogeneity , th.i i at
present pruvallH , and wo wore u milled
people. Sylvan peonloiiro usually iu m * Indu-
trlous. more pure In life , Icm given to vice , I
tiirbuhiuce and disorder than urban people.
Hence , during tlio period ret erred to. pauper
ism was little known , the corrupt and corrupt *
ing Influenced of crowded cities and the cor
roding ( . • fleets of great wealth had not largely
settled upon ourHoclal environment. The Im
pulse thus given to material prosperity as the
outgrowth of patient indu-itrv and well direct
ed enterprise , and the moral tone of noclety
founded on roligious principles and practice ,
and tho lofty patriotism linplr-d by mild and
beneficent political instttiitloes in u goodly
hind , united to give us stability , nud enabled
us to advance with steady butover increasing
momentum towards the front of the civiliza
tion and civilizing iiilluunccs or the age , and
more aud more tho immeasurable natural re
sources of tho country wero brought into re- ,
qulsition ; tho gold and silver and lead and ,
Iron and copper and coal , wer ? drawn out of | >
tho mountains : furnaces and Inetoriiv sprang
up under tho fostering care of government ,
and adding their rubrics to the productions or
tho soil , stimulated commence until the nails
of our merchantmen glimmered in the light of
every harbor and whitened every sea under
the whole heavens , beating our products to '
distant countries and returning in exchange j
therefor the luxuries of nil lauds.or was
our progress confined to the development of
material wealth. All the moral , social , relig-1
ions nud intellectual forces of the ages were '
utilized aud multiplied indefinitely , thus giv-1
ing to the young , giant republic the highest |
prominence in working out the destiny of the ,
human family. It has. therefore. Income the <
beacon-light of freedom for thu world. It
realized to the race tho very acme of human
liberty civil and religious. No mailed hosts '
protect , nor are needed to protect , the deposi
tories of official authority. No royal mandate
limits the freedom of speech nor censor bridles
the press. Our ports , unlike those of tho old
world , are open without puss-port to all peo
ple , except the poor Chinaman. Our schools j
and colleges arc open to all and accessible to
nearly nil. The common school system , limit- '
unrated in New England , the first fruit of the
spirit which aroused our people to iudepeu-1
dent political action , has extended over near
ly or quite all the states and territories ) ol the [
Union , so almost literally we have the fulfill-j
mentofthc declaration of our first national j >
song : [
"Oilr people do not lack for knowledge.
For almost every mile or two
You'll find a school or college. "
In the midst or such prosperity , nfler the
shock and wastcofthe Itevolutionary waraud
surviving the strain of two foreign wars , one
in our own country and one on the soil of a
neighboring republic , and maintaining the
stability of our new rorinol'governmciit under
the vicissitudes of nearly a century , we were
brought at last to realize the shame of main
taining iu one-half or the republic , against the
entire theory of our government anil the gen
ius and spirit of our political institutions , n
system of human bondage.at once monstrous
and absolute , which threatened the destruc
tion of the otherwise fair rubric which our
fathers wrought amid the throes of i evolution.
Awakened from the dream of fancied security , i
a firm resolve was made to resist the encroach- '
incuts of slavery upon tlio domain or freedom >
and , if possible , put the incongruous and per
verting element oT danger iu the course ol ul
timate extinction , by inrirect. but perfectly
constitutional methods.and Nebraska was parr
of the chosen field on whose soil the political
battle was to be waged. This menace to SlavJ J
cry was met , by menace to the union of the
states and afterwards , as soon as the political ,
conditions favored the restrictive doctriue.by j
open war unon the government and an at
tempt to disintegrate ami thereby necessarily I
destroy the last best hope of the world for fret-
government. Forfotirycarsand inorcthewitr |
raged with unexampled fury. The energies ,
and resources of the nation were ln\ed to the .
utmost. The hind was drenched in blood. ;
Mountains of treasure were expended ; ninny I
thousands of lives were sneificed iu buttle , in j
the prison pen , and more perhaps wasted with '
disease and death in the hospital and still !
other thousands returned maimed and crip
pled and worn with wounds and discase'nmi
hardships endured : returned but as the • : • • < • ! < >
of the stalwart braves who went forth at tho
call and under the flag of their country to upj j
hold her benign authority and preserve her1
proud name ; hand down our institutions first I
baptized in the blood of revolutionary heroes
under Washington and then re-baptized in the •
best blood of the republic under Grant , to fu- j
ture generations. Forth from the battlefield '
came the battered columns of the army of free- \
dom , leaving the bones i.f th"ir fallen com
rades to blesich upon the plains of thu south ;
lorth they came bearing r.Iol't the ensign of i
their country with glorious victory perch
ed upon its standard , and again white-winged
peace spread her plumcsover all the land lrom ,
the moiitains to the sea. Restored , redeemed , :
disiuthrnlled , the republic rose from the ruins '
of relentlessai - ; ro.se above the passions of ,
men. the wrath of enemies , the mistakes and i
follies of friends , and with unparalleled char
ity and magnanimity , counted not the enor- '
mous cost ot the conflict , nor stopped to pun-1
ish her conquered children who had waged !
war upon her life , but welcomed tiiem back I
uuon the simplecondition that they should re- !
new the pledge of allegiance which they had I
broken. Noothergovernmenton earth would i
have done so. No other could have afforded i
to do it. 1 do not wish , on a day like this , to |
arouse sectional Jealousy and hate , nor any '
partisan spirit. Farbeitfrom me to utter one J
word on this occasion which is not inspired by !
the purest patriotism and sanctioned by the i
candid and impartial judgment of everyone i
whe loves nis country and hopes for the per
petuation of her lile and institutions ; but this
is a time which calls for plain truths plainly
spoken. and what duty requires of me , 1 will i
say and do whatever betide. We come now to j '
consider of tho present conditions. We are
in the midst of very great prosperity , although i
we complain that the times press hard upon' '
u • . This is only an index of the timid fears of J
what may beandnotof thcactu dwhutis. How
long this pressure will continue no man dare
prophesy. The conditions are far more favor- |
able to our people than in former times or i
than can be found elsewhere iuthocivili/.cd I
world. Granaries are full , withgood prospect '
of abundant harvests. All the necessities or
life are plenty and cheap. Mere labor receives .
such rewards and secures such returns , as not I
011I3' render life endurable , but actually stirj j
round it with appliances and supplies that a •
few years ago would have been regarded as i
luxuries. The products of labor find a ready
market at prices which the last generation ,
would have considered princely. Almostevcry j
necessity and a great many luxuries are ,
withiiLthc reach of till our people. Those who |
follow avocations of mere lahorare enabled to
cultivate their minds and improve their gen- ,
oral stock of knowledge as such classes never •
could before. Skilled labor advances upon the
footsteps of the independent nnd prosperous ,
while the successful iarmcr.uianuracturerand
tradesman trench upon ground lately occupied '
onlv by the opulent. These arc conditions ;
which suggest elements of repose and content- i
tuent. Yet there is a spirit of luxury , a wide-
extended , almost universal desire for wealth. |
Men make iiaste to be rich , andalas ! too ortcn. i
scruple not at the means by which the goal '
may be reached. Fovcrish speculations are J
inaugurated aud schemes invented to lure the
unwary to part with hard earned moneywith- :
out any or only an inadequate consideration.
Trusts are betrayed , confidence imposed upon i
and monopolies , trusts , pools , and other un
lawful combinations are formed ; aud corporI I
ation stocks are watered , as the manifold (
weans resorted to , to tiie great injury and '
wrong of the public and individuals to extort I
unlawful gain : peculations in ollice , corrupt
distribution of public patronage for personal j'
and partisan ends , often without regard to the
public interest and welfare , and a thousand j
forms of fraud and crime by which the mad
rush for wealth by ill-gotten means , is made , >
make up a sickening category , until the cas
ual observer and mere render of the daily
news , readily co'i'iudes that the whoio coun
try is a seetlii.scauldron of corruption and
crime. Looking more carefully into this mat
ter , it will be found that the case , though bad
enough , no doubt , is not as as bad as at
first view it appears to be , for there isan over
whelming mass of the people who are ever
ready to apply a remedy whenever tho wrong
and its appropriate remedy arc sufliciatcly
understood. There is a spirit of turbulence
abroad , resulting more from fancied than real
evils , and the remedial agencies employed pro-
dueing fancied rather than real security and
relief. Envy and cupidity , prompted by per-
nicious doctrines a3 to tho relations between
employe and employer , beween capita ! nud
labor , are at the bottom of the labor commo
tions of this coimtrv. and which have been so
disastrous in recent years , entailing upon the
country and important business interest ? , and
last , but by no means least , upon the laborers ,
and their tamilies losses which cannot bo soon
repaired. That I may not he misunderstood ,
and that what I say may have its proper effect ,
let me premise that in early life I was inured
to the toil and drudgery of the farm , ami that
all my life 1 have found my lot with tho very
large class of our people who " ara called poor.
All my sympathies i ro with"tho toiler' , and J
have a profound respect for labor. It is a ne- \
cessity to man. To dignify labor , and secure
to it just reward , is a problem worthy the i
highest efforts and ambition of men. It is the ,
most important and profound problem of our
day and generation. The drones and idlers i
are a drag upon the industries of the country ,
and they are a reproach to our hocial organism.
The accumulation of overgrow n fortunes is a i
menace to the bt'ot interest of our people.and
when these a.rc acquired by fraud , or oppres- <
sion , or the withholding of just compensation .
to labor or talent , they are stupendous wrongs
as unjustifiable as acquisition by violence. !
larceny or burglary. They beget luxury which
corrodes , nud arrogance which oppresses soc' -
ety. Envy springs from witnessing the luxu
ry and case of the opulent , and discontent
seizes , or is easily excited in , the minds of the
less successful bread-winners in the race of
life. The craft and guile of the envious idler ,
who himself scorns labor , takes advantage of
such discontent , and tenches the infamous
doctrine of distribution by violence , nerverts
the Judgment of the tollert Eeeks to subvert
_ J ! JimBMmmmsmSSKHkWBHt ! ' II
tho established or/jer / or jmelciv. and iiMtltru * SI
ruieu relmi oriiMMtehy. Junt distinctions are
obliterated nr iib > uurediiiid method * resorted
to ulileli would leap the hound * of nil rightful MM
aiitlunliv , destroy nil government , huinnniuid
i divine , ami turn buck tho wheels of pnigrt f" ,
| I and Hpicnd dark despair over all tho hind. MM
, Now. the antidote for labor tioublcH In not ill
i Mich doctrine * . The relief to labor must bo
I tonight else a here than communism or ll * kin *
dred teaching * . Labor nrgaul/'UloiiM tire iiiul *
tipl > lugln every part of i ho country , and that
I heir general object * are beneficent , nud their
capacity under wlucnuncl * to dignify labor ;
ami elevate and improve the condition * of tho i ]
laboring people , 1 * lucalcimbly great , no can- 1
did nud impartial mind can doubt. Whether j
wisely or unwl.sely directed they nro diHtliicd [
Iu tho near rutuio to c.xerelxo a trcninudou * :
iiilluencu upon the destiny of our people and I
It * Institutions , social , moral , political and ro- jf
llglous. That the Impulse Is to good I * obnom- B
tile in tho Improved character , manner * , habits 9
or lirc.aiidliomesofworklngnienand women. 1
So far iih snub association * lend to au Intclli- i ll
gout contemplation urn ! comprohoiifllnu of indi 3
vldiial , Miclul and polltcul economy , to tho ( do- I
vatlon of the moral nud Intellectual Htiindlug • 3 i I
and character of their member * , to the inutu- j §
id aid and sympathy In iiiisfortuun which all IS
of them embriico asa In idiun'Mital feature ; to 9
dissemination of useful Information concern- i S
lug their respective craft * , and lo tlio du tie * i [ S
or Intelligent and patriotic citizenship , they \ n
miiy lie made , ns they already are , agencies l a
ami potent inctors Iu tho progress of civlllza- a
tion , toward * it highcriiud better life for all. | S I
They command In these tendencies ami their jf H
partial achievement * our most sincere and •
earnest approbation and encouragement Hut. j • S
it will not do for us or for them to forget that j L ii BJ
thu measure of their power for good Is also j > i j
the measure of their power forovll. To .secure a %
their own rights and Improve their condition j J g
by nil lawful means I * commendable , is not j , fi H
merely the exerciio of undoubted right , but ! " 3 H
the pci'fmnuco , as well , of Imperative duty. at
Hut right cannot tie promoted I > y wrong metii- , tt
ods. And one man or class of men cannot jf
have tho right to invade thu rights of other * . ij
All men liavu the right to work. Itlsthoduty f |
or all men to work. It Is wrong for any man 1 I
to refuse to work ; Idleness Is n sin. when vol- ' 3 Bjj
unttiry. a crime , but so icug a * the relation ; ; *
or employe and employer exists , each has ; i :
certain lights which Iho other is bound to I ; * . H
respect. The employe has the light to ; -i *
choose his employer. buL always on theeondl- < Bjj
tion that the employer choose * him. Tho em- S
ployc Inis tho right to ll.x the terms on which H
lie will enter the sorvleo of another , lint that. H
other must ateobn permitted to ll.x the term * H
upon which lie wili accept that service. Thero ' H
should be mutual concession iriul the teims H
ami conditions of the service hhould be Just *
ami satisfactory to both. To take advantage Bfl
of the circumstances Ity which one is compel- ! H
ed to employ or he employed , nud make un- H
reasonable terms , is both unJuKt and coward- Bfl
ly. Hut the law of the land cannot prevent H
some miserly and unscrupulous men lrom be- H
Ing hard with their employes and from driv- H
ing hard bargain * with them any more than Bfl
on the other hand , it can compel an idle or Bfl
vicious or careless workman to a course of in- BB
dustry , virtue nud prudence. No law can
change the nature of cither class. I'Ptutlly H
these matter * will correct themselves bypelf H
interest , otherwise they enn be reached only BJ
by moral or religious agencies. Bfl
( itr.MAiMimi nixt : wkii : ; . ) H
After which the people regalel themselves H
with the luxuries of the season at the various H
hotels , restaurants ami eating stands of the H
city in preparation forllieaiiitisemciitsof the H
afternoon. The baseball game between the H
FAMOl'S AMI YUMAS H
Was liist on the program. It was intensely
interesting and exciting and close , the visit- H
ing boys linally securing the victory over the H
local club by a score of 10 tos. . The game H
was the most closely contc.dod ever played B
in McCook , ami although the home team ex- H
cited themselves to the utmost , the Yumas H
managed to play just a little better ball. The H
grand i stand was crowded to overflowing I
and enthusiasm was nolHacking. H
TIIIC TKOTTIXl ! ANI Ul'NXl.VU KACKS
Were next iu older ami many repaired to the H
rim ' ing paik to witness them. Theminute , 9
trot between John S. Hughes' ' • Moskuiont. "
John ' V. Helm's ' -Farmer Boy" and C. F.
I'abcock's "Pansy" resulted iu a draw , each H
having won two heats. Puree was divided I
accordingly. i The pony race was won by J ) . H
P. lingers' "Lady T. " E. L. Smith's "Linda , "
second ! ; Henry Pcnner ' s "Lady Me , " third. H
The ' quarter mile and repeat was won , both I
follows > . P. * " " I
heats , as : J Ilogers "Texas Bill"
first ; "Lady Me' " second ; • ' ! .inda , " third. I
tiik i • 11i ; woik < . H
In the evening a grand pyrotechnic display
was enjoyed , the hillside being thickly stud- I
ued ' with delighted spectators. Thus closed I
a memorable occasion full of pleasure to all I
who participated therein.
NOTKS OF TIIK DAY.
The calntliumjiians made up for lack of H
numbers in noisiness nnd liidicrousuess.
Everything passed on " smoothly and plea- : ;
uutly. : Little or no drunkenness or disturb-
Judge Henderson's oration was an able cf- I
foil , and so declared by all who enjoyed the U
pleasure of hcariugit. BJ
The Methodist ladies realized a handsome I
net piofit from their stand iu the Scott build- TM
ing. And the ladies deserved it all. M
You can 't get man , woman or child toad- I
mil having nm ; and yet the earth trembled
w ith the tread and palter of foot-falls.
The trades' parade was a highly creditable I
featuic. Those who inclined the expense H
and labor of appearim , therein arc to be com-
mended aud coiigialulated upon the result.
A part of the pyrotechnic display did not
appear on the piogram. It was entirely im-
promptit ami perhaps the mobt exciting feat- H
tire of ( he exhibition. ' 'Distance lent en- H
chantincnt i to the scene , " ami so far as Tiik BJ
Tkiiixi ' : ' .s special aitist could discern every-
bodv was intent upon securing the enchant- BJ
ment vouchsafed. A panic tlncalcned. but H
fortunately there weie no casualties at least " BJ
none ' of a serious cliaiacter.
ANOTHER FLAG EPISODE. I
This community was convulsed with I
excitement i , on the eve of July Fourth I
by ] ' the unfurling of a Hag from the U.
S. ] land office building , of doubtful na-
tionality. In a short time an angry
crowd collected in the vicinity and
threatening to remove the flag , the same
was taken down by those who placed it I
there. Feeling ran high for a whilebut , I
anally assumed its normal state. It is I
alleged that the Hag , while not accurate- :
ly resembling that of any nation , more I
nearly represented the emblem of rebel- / I
lion than any other. On the other hand I
the land officers claim they were unable I
to secure an American flag in Denver
and that the one unfurled to the breeze ,
Tuesday evening , was made here hur
riedly and of such material as was at
hand and that there was no intention to
represent any other than the American
flag. The Tribune credits the land
officials , with loyalty and patriotismand
only ' criticises the gentlemen for display
ing anything in the line of a flag on a
national holiday that could possibly be
mistaken for anything else. The flag
in question did not represent anything.
The American flag represents every
thing. That's the difference. Let us
The lecture deiivered , last night , by
Hev. Joel S. Kclsey of the Congrega
tional church , before the county teach
ers " institute , in the Lutheran church ,
was excellent in thought and delivered
in the gentleman ' s usual , forceful style.
It is to be regretted that the audience
was not more numerous. The ideas and
argument advanced were practical and
evinced earelul consideration of the
subject. "Economics " was the theme.
COME AND PAY UP. I
All persons indebted to ma are re
quested to call at once and make
settlement. I have sold my business
and must close up my affairs immedi
ately. A. J. Thompson.
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