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| | * VOLUMEIV1T McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , JULY 27,1888. NUMBER 9 , j
| * WE CAN'T KEEP QUIET
| ANY LONGER.
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; ; Boom or Bust ,
§ Make or Break ,
Here we Go !
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• Our goal is CASH TRADE , and we are bound to
' "get there and stay there , " if there is any
. . TTIRTUE XIENEFIT
POWER S 1/ / in g | - \ US-
RICES , J VALUE ° JjARGAINS.
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We Cater to Cash Customers and advise close
j cash buyers to INVESTIGATE OUR CLAIMS
I before PURCHASING. This is an opportunity
J to SAVE MONEY.
! We are making special "cut throat" prices
on the following :
i Jewel Vapor Stoves , greatly reduced.
H Water Coolers , your own price.
( ; . White Mountain Ice Cream Freezers , at
| a great sacrifice.
h Lawn Mowers , at ruinous rates.
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| REMEMBER A
Given Away to Cash Customers.
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; The Pioneer Hardware ,
i. W. O LaTOURETTE & CO.
j y • Brick Store , 4 doors south of J. C. Allen & Co. McCOOK , NEBRASKA.
I Great Closing Out Sale
I . WALL PAPER ,
P AT !
I . DR . S. Ia. GRREN'S
* . McCOOK , NEBRASKA. ;
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* * ? laBwi r ---.i.r. i nmac3ea Ba..mminmKnt.nKrmwnrmMmanKimnmMmMnj \ M aM t v jmmiKwxm aBaamamytmmmi Mmm
1 I AM OVERSTOCKED'
• I ; Witli a Fine Line of
I SUITES AN fllli , '
fl | . And am bound to close them out =
I INSIDE OF SIXTY DAYS ,
Bk At Lower Figures tlian ever before.
f . L. BEKNMEfflER , ;
g „ The Leading' Merchant Tailor.
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m Authorized Capital , $100,000. - Paid up Capital , $50,000. <
wKfer- OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS :
Wk > GEO. hocknell , president. b m. frees , vice-president.
P- F. L. BPOWN , CASHIER.
Hf , , A. CAMPBELL. J. C. ALLEN. S. L. GREEN.
A. . . _ _ _ . ' _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . .
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J. JJYI10-T JENNINGS. .JOHH WILEY.
JENNINGS & WILEY ,
ATTORNEYS - : - AT - : - LAW.
Will practice in the State and United State
Courts , and before the U. S. Land Oflices.
Careful attention given to Collections. OUlce
over Citizens Bank , McConk , Neb.
TnOS. COLFER ,
ATTORNEY - : - AT - : - LAW ,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC.
Beal Estate Houirlit and Sold and Collections
Made. Money loaned on real estate and iinal
proof. Agent Lincoln Lund Co. Oiu > c , over
Farmers & Merchants Bank.
R. M. SNAVELY ,
ATTORNEY - : - AT - : - LAW ,
INDIANOLA , NEBRASKA.
Will practice in all the State and Onited
States Courts. Also , before the Land Oilice at
McCook and the department at Washington.
II UGH W. COLE ,
Will practice in all the Courts. Commercial
and corporation law a specialty.
MONEY TO LOAN.
Rooms 4 and 6 , First Nat'l Bank Building.
A. J. IUTTENHOUSE , W. II. STARIt ,
Rittenhouse & Starr ,
Attorneys k &t k Law.
McCOOK AND INDIANOLA.
T. M. HELM , C. W. DAVIS.
Lata Begistcr U. S. Land Lato of Occ. Land OSo ,
Oflco , Eitwic , Eaa. Wasblsgtss , D. C.
HELM & DAVIS ,
Attorneys , Land ft Loan Agents.
McCOOK , NEBRASKA.
If you have a diflicult contest case to prose
cute or defend and want to win consult us.
Office , north of U. S. Land Oilice. Front base
ment of the Citizens Bank.
H. G. DIXON ,
Reai Estate and Loan Broker ,
McCOOK , NEBRASKA. •
Special attention given to the sale of city
property. Houses rented and collections
made. Office : Rear of Citizens Bank.
T. B. STUTZMAN , M. L\
Eclectic Physician and Surgeon ,
OCULIST AND ATJEIST.
McCOOK , NEBRASKA
"Office in McNeely Building , Main St.
B. B. DAVIS , M. D. ,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON ,
PS Office atChenery's drug store.
L. J. SPIOKELMIER , M. D. ,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Special Attestin Qivoa to Fcnalo Diaoac3.
Office hours , from 9 to 11 A. M. , and 2 to I P.
M. ; , mountain time. Office : Over Farmers &
Dr. Z. L. KAY ,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
McCOOK. - - NEBRASKA.
" "Office : Room No.l , First National Bank
Building. Residence , on Marshall street.
A. J. TH03IAS ,
Administers Gas if desired. J2T"Onice over
G. W. WINKLER ,
COUNTY - : - SURVEYOR ,
McCOOK , NEBRASKA. j
Will do all kinds of Surveying , Grading and
Civil Engineering. Residence north of school i
THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL , I
GrEO. E. Johnston , Prop. j
McCOOK , NEBRASKA.
This house has been completely renovated <
and refurnished throughout , and is llrst-class i
in every respect. Rates reasonable.
W. M. SANDERSON , ]
DECORATIVE ARTIST \
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SCENIC PAINTEK , x
Calcimining , Graining , Paper Hanging , etc. t
svith neatness and dispatch.
JOHN GL W. F. FLEEMING ,
House and Carriage Painting , I \
GRAINING , CALCIMINING , MARBLING , , E
McCOOK , NEBRASKA. ' ,
Leave nil orders at the drug store of McMil-11
len & Weeks. First-class work guaranteed.
J. H. BENNETT ,
BRICK AND STONE , ,
McCOOK , - NEBRASKA.
PREDMORE BROS. , c
Blacksmitliing and Woodwork , \
Horse Siioeixg a Specialty. t
Repairs Wagons and Buggies in a Work E
/Ul Work Warranted. McCook , Xebraska
SHOP South of Badger Lumber Yard.
F. D. BUKGESS 7
PLUMBING , c
Steam and Hot Water Heating , J
North Main Ave. , McCook , Neb. t
IST * All work receives prompt attention , o
flit ! fcds fnhnyt.
FRIDAY EVENING , JULY 27 , 1888.
A FARMER'S PROTEST.
To the Editor of The State Journal.
Tecumseh , Neu. , July 13,1888. As you , per
haps , aie aware , I wrote two letters trorn this
placo early in the spring , treating mostly of
the railroad subject. My Identity was so cIobo-
ly questioned and the letters created such re
marks as induced me to retire frorn the public
gaze. But believing that some plain talk at
this time will have a tendency to promote the
best interests of the peopleof the state , I
again venture to write you a letter. As you
will probably remember I stated in my tormer
letters that in consequence of tho railway agi
tation and the unfriendly attitude assumed by
our people and some of our officers would re
sult in no new railways being built in Nebras
ka this year. Tliatprcdictionhas proven true.
Instead of having from nine to ten million of
dollars expended in building railways , as was
the case last year and as would havo been the
case this year , there has not been a dollar ex
pended in railway construction , except in one
individual case where contracts were existing
for the completion of acertain line. And this
attitude of unfriendliness , if persisted in , will
absolutely prohibit the further construction
of railways in our state.
Some of our eastern counties , notably Lan
caster county , as stated by Mr. Raj mond in
his talk before the railway commissioners on
the ISth of last month , have all the railways
they want. Further facilities for transporta
tion are not desired. This is true , perhaps , of
Lancaster county ; but if wo go llfty miles
west from thore , and en to the western border
further railways are necessary for the proper
building up of the state. And in some localities
the tanner has to haul his grain and his sup
plies of ali kinds from thirty to fllty miles in
In speaking of this meeting held at Lincoln
before the railway commissioners , you will
remember that it was a meeting called at the
instance of the board itself. Those having
complaints from all portions of the state were
requested to meet then and there and prefer
their charges against any and all raihvays
which might have been offending.
So much importance was attached to this
meeting that it was held in the hall of the
house of representatives , anticipating a very
large crowd. Tho day having arrived the
board convened in session. Representatives
were there from Hastings , Fremont , Beatrice ,
Nebraska City , Omaha , Lincoln and a number
of the smaller cities in tho state ; and without
exception each and every ono who came to
the meeting expressed to the board of trans
portation that they had no complaints ; and
stated that they believed that the railway
service was being as fairly run as it could be
that their service was good , and charges reus-
onable. And no one present there had a com
plaint to make against any solitary railway in
the state. Notwithstanding the meeting had
been heralded abroad by the officials , and pub-
lished by nearly every paper in the state there
was r.o one who had any complaint to make
Mr. Kimball , manager of the Union Pacific
railway , stated to the board of transportation
that his road could not run with lower rates
in Nebraska. He went so far as to say that
the Republican Valley railway being over
two hundred miles long had actually lost duri
ing the first three mouths of this year , § 37,000.
That is , that it had cost theUuion Pacific Rail-
way company § 37,000 more money to run this
road during the three months they had receiv
ed not retaining one cent for interest on tho
capital , for paying dividends tothestockhold-
ers , or anything of that character.
He stated further that all the branch lines
that the Union Pacific had in the state of Ne
braska were losing money because the rates
were so low.
Mr. Holdrego of the Burlington road said
that from the time the Burlington system
crossed the Missouri river to the present time
that there had been expended in railway cons
struction one dollar and fifty cents for every
dollar of net earnings of that system in the <
state. He stated further that tho interest deJ J
rived , or profits made from the road's earnings ,
over and above operating expenses , was not
to exceed 71per cent , on tho money actually
spont for railway construction.
He stated further that said system , under
rates then oxistjng , the earnings would be less
than G per cent. Mr. HOldrcge further said :
"As tar as the effect is concerned upon con-
struction , you are all aware of the fact that all
railroad building has stopped. There are one ,
or two items that havo not been called to our
attention. The Burlington has about two hun
dred miles of roadbed graded , and expected to J
lay the track there last year or this. They 1
have 150 miles of steel rails and ties in this s
state , but they do not expend the money neej
essary to take the steel and put it upon the em3
bankment. They seemed to consider the quest
tion whether it will pay better to relinquish s
tho right of way and lose the money paid out d
and sell the iron and tiesrnther than build any e
more road in Nebraska. It has been stated i
that additional railroads are not wanted in a
this state. I think there must be some mis
understanding about this question. I think
that the gentleman who referred to tne town
of Lincoln , did not care to have more roads in T
Lincoln. I believe that he would agree with 1 !
me that he would like to see the branches that E
reach out into this state extended , and it is c ;
Sesirable for Lincoln as well as the rest of ther
state that railroad building should go on. " .
Mr. Ragan of the Grand Island railway , run- l "
ling to Marysville Kas. , with branches , stated
that this road was earning less than one per a
lent , on the money actually expended for its J1
Mr. Hawley , representing the Northwestern r
road , or the Vanderbilt system , stated that the v
reduction of rates further in the state would v
lestroy its railways ; and that they could not
run and give proper service at any lower rates. :
Now , I ask Mr. Editor , and through you the
people of Nebraska , whether from the uniform
testimony of the railway officials , and the tes
timony of the people who are patronizing the
railways if there is any reason for reduction
Notwithstanding these facts a set of politi-
cians. composing the directors of the board of ?
transportation , have gone blindly on reducing '
the railway rates in the state of Nebraska , un-
til they have got them to a point that makes
it absolutely impossible to run the roads in the
state and pay expenses.
Is it not time , I ask , that the people shall be
heard against the crippling of our railway ser-
rice , and that this great wrong to our state .
mall not be permitted to go on for the purpose ] l (
of forwarding and promoting the political in
terests of some "small bore" politicians who
hang around the capital of the state ?
After the all 5
reading speeches carefully on
sides of that subject as published in The Jourz
nal and Republican and then learning the re
sult or conclusion of the state board of trans
portation , I cannot help but stigmatize the de- :
lision as an outrage which we , the people ,
should be heard in denouncing. l
to denounce railways , and to denounce all d
men who are in the employ of rail ways even f
those men have gone from tho noblest walks t
3f life , nnd have always lived with a determin- ,
Uion that their Jives , like Uesar's wife , should t
bo above suspicion. No mattor how Irreproach
able tho lives of men may havo been , when
they go into tho employ of railways these nntl-
monopoly politicians , so called , at once stig
matize them and try to brand them as men of
dishonor , for whom no denunciation is too
great and no penalties too severe.
This railway agitation means paralysis to
our advancement , poverty to a largo pertlon
of our western country , and ruin to our preB-
It would seem to mo that in view of tho fact
that railways aro almost as essential to our
woll being and comfort as the air we breathe ,
and that without them it would bo impossible
to inhabit the great wild prairies of Nebras
ka , that common sense should dictate a friend
ly spirit , friendly treatment and fair play to
If we should stop and reason wo certainly
must consider tho fact that money invested in
railway construction is entitled to reasonablo
returns , the same as money invested in anyof
the other avenues of trade or business. Whero
is the money loaner that would loan his money
in Nebraska for C per cent interest ? Whero is
tho money loaner who would voluntarily loan
his money at a loss ?
Men who construct railways aro shrewd ,
keen olllcinls who put their money into rail
ways for the purpose of obtaining rovonuo
from it ; and when we treat them in such away
that revenue becomes impossible , tho inevit
able result is no more railway construction ,
poor service on the part or existing roads , and
a deterioration of all the great interefts that
depend for their success upon an efficient
It seoms to mo that theso patent facts , so
plain that ho who runs may read , should bo
enough to enlighten even the "small bore"
politicians whose principal "capital stock in
trade" is vituperation against railways.
Nebraska , naturally one of the fairest , and
most beautiful states , with a soil so rich that
the sunshine and rain makes it burst forth in
luxurant plenty ; with her excellent climate ,
fine water , and almost inexhaustible resources ,
is deserving of better treatment thnn is being
doled < out to us by our would-be rulers.
Thero has been more damage done this year
to tho material interests of the state by this
senseless , wicked agitation , than can be re
covered in the next five.
In conclusion , Mr. Editor , permit me to say
a word to our wise men of Tecumseh who havo
sought ; so strenuously to learn of my identity ,
to cease their searchings , but to consider what
I say , and if my reasons are good , to adopt
them. But do not try to force me into a notor
iety : which a man of my age and avocation
would shrink from.
Only a Farmer.
BANKSVILLE and VICINITY.
Miss Jennie Lincoln has been spending some
time 1 with a friend in Indianola.
We have never seen any second to our nom
ination of G. L. Laws as candidato for the of
fice of governor. Wherefor is it ?
It is rumored that Miss Carrie Crown and
Mr. L. Duckworth of Cedar Bluffs were mar
ried : on Sunday , the 22nd inst. May their shad-
ows ' never grow less.
Fishing in the clear and limpid ( ? ) Beaver is
now the order of the day and night. One has
the j satisfaction of knowing that , if the fish
don't ( bite , the mosquitoes and buffalo gnats
A meeting will be held at Banksville school
house i , for the purpose of organizing a repub
lican : club , on Saturday evening. The club in
Gerver i precinct meets , Friday evening , the
Mr. S. Dodge stated , in his little speech on
Snturday night , that there was no difference
whatever between the democratic and repub
lican parties. Oh. ye gods ! Are all members
of U. L. P. ( ultra-largiloqucnt party ) as intelli
gent ' ? God forbid !
Last week , wo stated that Miss Jennie Lin
coln i and her sister , Mrs. Forest , ( not Frost ) ,
had I dispatched a raccoon , but we learned from
Miss ; Jennie that we were misinformed. It
seems s that Mrs. Marshall was tho executioner ,
but 1 Miss Jennie was in at tho death and the
only reason she did not take part in it , was the
fact that Mis. Marshall outran her.
We suggest to Messrs. Clyde and Kingsley of
the second nine of McCook , that they read
carefully rule 52 of Spaulding's Official B. B.
Guide for 'SS and thon hire some one to kick
them a while. They , apparently , took us for
a B. B. tenderfoot , in the game on last Satur-
day. Just come around and we will give you
pointers on the garae.that we did not have the -
opportunity of doing whilo umpiring the
"walk away. "
A republican club was organized at the
Dodge school house on last Saturday night. . ,
rhe gentlemen who promised to be present , to
iddress the meeting , failed to put in an ap
pearance. Tho meeting was addressed by
Messrs. Ellis , Relph and Benjamin , in the in
terests of tho republicans and S. Dodge scored
several points for the republican party , whi'e '
lelivering an U. L. P speech. One important
jvent , was the withdrawal , in a speech , of a
nembcr : of the U. L. Ps. and his subsequent
issociation with the republican club.
The thought often comes to us , did we ,
hrough the late war , really gain the results
ve are reputed to have done ? Is there any sat-
sfaction arising in the breast of the union
oldier , when he knows thatau ex-confederate
an get up in congress and openly , brazenly ,
naliciously.denounce union soldiers and utter
reason without fear of the punishment which
in any other nation would surely and swiftly
ollow ? Jeff Davis , the Prince of Traitors , is
illowed unmolested to give voice to his assi-
line utterances , to speak treason. ( Do you
lear it ? ) Treason in public , without curb or
restraint. If these things are permitted , what ,
nay we ask , have we gained by the terrible
var we waged for their extermination ? If we
iay anything about such acts , the democracy
ondone the offense and cry "bloody shirt. '
3very reading man , democrats included ,
cnows that the principles fought for are a
lead letter ; knows that the south holds the
lame sentiment , to-day , it held in ante bellum
lays ; knows that the negro has no more rights
ecurPd to him in the south than when be was •
in abject slave ; and treasonable utterances
ire made openly and above board by southern
eaders , calling forth only a momentary rp-
ientment upon the part of loyal citizens. And m
.he democratic party votes every year to prop-
igate this state of affairs. Why ? Because the j
lemocraticparty would bea very insignificant
actor , in the political world , were it not for
heir more than solid south. Who has Grover
Cleveland appointed to office during his admin ,
stration ? Ex-confederates invariably. Why ?
because they form the body of the party ,
yhile the northern democracy represents only
few straggling branches in proportion. And
ret , in view of all this , at the coming election ,
lumbers of old soldiers will vote for Grover
Cleveland and the propagation of treason and
ho "twin relic of barbarism , " which is far
rom being subdued , or exteiminated. And
these same men will resent any immitation of
doubt as to their loyalty. We arepronetocry
jut , "God forgive , they know not what they
lo. " Surely they do not realize it , or if they
lo.they are no better than the men whom they
fought against and the principles they fought .
o subdue. Fellow citizens , beware how you
ise your franchise. Study well this issue of
he day. SivARX.
A TEMPESTUOUS BURST
OF TKADE FOR TllE GltKAT
Low Priced Leaders ,
Has Leon the result of their Special I
Sale. They have decided to conii n ue I
The Slaughter j
During * the months of July and Aug * . I
Worth of Summer Goods must be I
sold before starting' the Fall and I
Winter Season. I
GRASP THESE BARGAINS : I
Ladies' kid button Newports , only $ .90
Ladies' : glove grain button Newports , .95
Ladies' wigwam slippers , tap soJc , - .85
Ladies' : kid opera slippers , from OOc to 2.00
Men's canvas base ball siioes , .85
Men's solid buff railroad shoes , - 2.50
Men's solid kip plow shoes , - 1.00
Men's solid oil grain plow si j oes , - 1.10
Men's one buckle brogans , - - - 1.15
The finest stock of Ladies' and Gents' H
shoes west of Hastings. More bar-
gains next week. H
BOWEEM § LAYCOCIC. I
"BOSTON BARGAIN SHOE STORE/ '
( INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAWS , ) |
Paid Capital . . I
up , - - $50,000.00.
General Banking Business , I
Collections made on all accessible points. Drafts drawn directly on the prindpul H
cities of Europe. Taxes paid for Non-Eesidents. Money to loan on farming H
lands , Tillage and personal property. Fire insurance a specialty. H
Tickets For Sale to and from Europe , . H
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CORRESPONDENTS : j V. Fkankuw President.
First : National Bank , Lincoln , Nebraska. I Joim It. Clark , Vlce-Prealdont M
The Chemical National Bank , New York. J A. C. Kbziit , C&aMcr. M
i CITY BAKERY. ! I
| FRESH BREAD | I
1 DELIVERED EVERY DAY FREE OF CHARGE. \
\ -OYSTERS-CIDER-CIGARS- \ H
5TOBACCOETCETC 5 - \ |
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I LUNCH ROOM IN CONNECTION. \ M
: Cakes Made io Order. St. Paul Patent Flour. ; H
! A. PROBST , PROP. I I
DEALERS IN = H
LUMBER ! I
Sash , Doors , Blinds , Lime , Cement , M
HARD AND SOEf COAL. I
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