The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, August 22, 1890, Image 4
By F. M. KIMMELL. . BEPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. For Governor , L. IX IlICHAHDB. For Lieutenant Governor , T. J. MA JOI18. Ff Secretary of State , ' ; J O.ALLEN. For Auditor. THOS. H. 1JBNTON. For Treasurer. J. E. HILL. For Attorney General , GEOUGE H.HASTINGS. ForComml68loner Public Lands and Buildings GEOHGE It. HUMPHKEY. For Superintendent Public Instruction. A. K. GODDY. Eepublican Congressional Ticket. For Congressman. 2 < 1 District. N. V. HAUI.AN. Eepublican Senatorial Ticket. For Senator for 2th ) District. .TAMES HOIKCE. * REPUBLICAN COTTNTY TICKET. For Hepresentrttlvc , SAMUEL ELLIS. For County Attorney , J. BYKON JENNINGS. For Treasurer. W. T. HENTON. For CommlBsloner. 1st District. RICHARD JOHNSTON. For Commissioner. 2nd District. G. W. IJARTLETT. OUR red-nosed Mend of the Or leans Press insists that Orleans whiskey is spelled without the "e. " BE came. Senator Lindsay will be the next register of the McCook laud office. Speculation is cheap , but very idle and useless. THE latest reliable , inside information mation is to the effect that his ex cellency John M. Thayer is to as sume charge of the office of regis ter of the McCook land office after surrendering the gubernatorial chair to Mr. Richards in January. E-o-d-e-n-t-s. - - - - - - As A SPEAKER , Gammill of Fron tier is a little frothy and longwinded - winded , but very earnest withal. He always commands the attention of his hearers. His remarks at the senatorial convention were characteristic and were roundly applauded. _ THERE were many admirable features in the state senatorial con vention held in this city , last Sat urday. Harmony brooded over its deliberations most lovingly. And the choice of the convention fell with gratifying unanimity upon an. able , worthy and upright man , Judge James Burke of Chase county , a gentleman respected and admired by all who know him. THE Omaha Bee revives the old and senseless falsehood about Con gressman Laws in the following language : "It is said that the ob ject of Mr. Laws' visit to Nebraska , at this time , is to perfect arrange ments to have himself appointed in the McCook Isnd office. He very wisely held the position of receiver open and then telegraphed his de sire not to be nominated for con gress. When congress adjourns he will go back in the land office , where he was before his election lo the office of secretary of state. Nothing like having plenty of strings to pull. " THE Republican nominee for Congress in this ( Second ) district , Hon. N. V. Harlan of York , is an honorable , upright and substantial gentleman , and is and has been "in touch" with the people on the im portant and vital questions of the ffw ns nnfiti. fnir n.nrl J' Tecord proves. Can as much in truth be said of Mr. McKeighan , : the independent-people's-bourbon -candidate ? THE TRIBUNE submits that an investigation of McKeigh- an's political career , his official acts , and of his personal habits will in nowise bring to light a condition of things , of which , as in Mr. Har lan , we can feel proud. In just one thing do we yield to Mr. McKeigh an , namely , in political dema- goguery. His daily harangues to the people of this district mark him as a conspicuous , unreliable demagogue as plainly and indelibly KB his past life proves his utter unworthiness for the high officehe seeks. FINANCIAL distress hard times as we style it breeds dissatisfac tion and discontent ; and when dis content broods o'er the land then the voice of the political dema gogue is heard in the congrega tion of the disaffected. Granted , that there are reasons for dissatis faction , that the effort for the bet terment of their condition is both rational and just , that need of re form exists , we warn our readers to be cautious and alert , that they look well to it into whose hands they place the responsible duty of correcting these matters. The Ee publican party has in the main been true to the real and best in terests of the people. The candi dates of the party are from andin sympathy with the people , and its platform commends itself as sound and liberally comprehensive , per haps it is all that any party can hope to achieve or carry into effect at this time. How about the bour bon-union labor-independent folks ? Are their candidates better men ? Is their platform more sound or American ? Can they hope to ac complish as much as the Bepubli- cans have and can in the future ? We are convinced that they can not. And furthermore we believe that all Avlio will take the pains to investigate the men and measures involved in this campaign will come to a like conclusion. Let us be sensible and reasonable and just. Through the Eepublican party the party of grand and enduring achievements can be accomplish ed more for the public weal than the wildest and most irresponsible demagogue's imagination can depict. IN their nominations , this year , the Eepublicans have been partic- ularlv iudicious and fortunate. The state , congressional , senatorial tickets , and county tickets so far as the writer's observation goes , have been made up of men of conspicu ous worth and ability. All of which is highly proper , and means victory all along the line. EVERY TIME Friend Cole recalls how narrowly he escaped having greatness thrust upon him at the senatorial convention by "the boys , " he forthwith precipitously retires to the seclusion of the club rooms to restore his perturbed feel ings at a game of solitaire. "The boys" all agree that it was "awful ly immediate. " THE nomination of Judge Burke of Chase county for state senator will be received with enthusiasm throughout the 29th district. The Judge is a farmer , an able and upright man who will command the respect of the voters of the 29th , and will receive a majority of their votes. MAJORS of the government land office executes a complete and graceful double somersault every time he thinks how heroically Eep- resentative Meeker of Chase labor ed to light the innocant incandes cent in that office with a lucifer. CHURCH HOWE deposes and says that he never , no never , "poked fun" at Hon. Tom Majors' "blue cotton shirt , " during his Palmyra speech. Further , that he holds every thread in Farmer Majors' venerable fabric in highest esteem. THE Hon. Koger . Mills , the well-known Texas congressman , is announced to speak at Superior on the 26th instant , the date of the democratic congressional con vention for the Second district. THE republican state ticket is headed by two men who fought in the ranks for the union in 1861-5. The two democratic tickets put up to beat it headed by Powers and Boyd search them for an old sol dier from stem to stern and you cannot unearth one. Why this difference ? The Journal is inclin ed to believe that there was more buckram than blue about the al leged 250 old soldiers in the "in dependent" state convention. If there was that number how did it happen that they all escaped a nomination ? State Journal. THE Omaha Bee sees the situa tion in this light : Estimates o : the crop in the corn states van greatly. That there will be a tre mendous shrinkage in the harves as compared with last year there is no doubt. The shrinkage is general , varying from seventy per cent , in Kansas to forty per cent in Missouri and Illinois. In the list of corn states Iowa stands high est , her crop being estimated a seventy per. cent of last year's while Nebraska estimates range from thirty-five to fifty per cent , of the crop of 1889. The estim ates for this state are too low. While the regioii west of Kearney and portions of the Eepublican valley have been blighted by hot winds , the more populous eastern counties escaped serious injury , and with a month of favorable' weather will yield handsomely. The yield of the state , last year , was about one hundred and seven ty-five million bushels. Of this amount probably one hundred anc twenty-five million bushels were marketed at an average price of sixteen cents a bushel , realizing twenty million dollars. Estimat ing this year's crop at fifty per cent , of last year , or eighty-seven and a half million bushels , the financial returns at present prices will exceed those of 1889 by fifteen million dollars. All of which proves that a short crop is not always a great calamity. THE example set by the Catho lic and Methodist denominations in founding national universities has spurred the Baptists to action. Leading members of that church have perfected plans for a univer sity in New York on a scale which promises to eclipse all rivals. John D. Eockefeller of the Standard oil company is the guiding spirit of the movement. Counting his wealth by the hundreds of millions there is little doubt that the proposed en dowment of twenty millions can be readily raised. The project , as out lined oytne r < ew XOIK xrioune , contemplates an educational insti tution which will supply the youth of America with all the advantages possessed by the universities of Eu rope. It is the purpose of the pro jectors to engage the ablest corps of professors that money can se cure and draw to this great seat of learning students from all parts of the world. A NUMBER of newspaper men who dropped into Lincoln , yester day , apparently for no other reason than that there was a game of base ball to attend , gathered last even ing in the rooms of the republican state central committee at the Capi tal hotel and swapped lies for an hour or two with evident relish. As no democrats cared to invade the republican headquarters the boys talked politics with a greal deal of freedom. One would judge from their remarks that the enthu siasm for the independent ticket is dying in all parts of the state , the republicau members having com menced to tumble to the fact that the affair is managed to beat the republican party , if possible , and lift a lot of demagogues into office. If the editors could gather and ex change experiences in that way quite frequently Nebraska republi canism would be greatly strength ened. Monday's Journal. THE number of men employed on the railroads of the counhy by 1,750 companies is now reported by the interstate commission at 704,753. It is a pretty big army of transportation. It is an average of 459 men to every 100 miles of railroad. In Nebraska there are 5,046 miles of railroad and this ratio would give as the total num ber of men employed in operating the railroads in this state , 23,171. These represent a population of over a hundred thousand that de pend on rail transportation for subsistence. Next to the farmers of Nebraska the largest class of men engaged in the same general work are the railroad men. The proposition therefor that "railroad men have no business in politics , " is not a very tenable one. They have all the rights of American citizens and their interests are probably as dear to them as those of other working people. Journal. THE democratic party of Nebras ka takes its whisky straight and is not afraid to say so. See platform. Kearney Hub. THE house did itself proud on the anti-lottery bill. . . ' f .HJK.MNjujf-J > ayg -s ' THE statistics prepared for the interstate commerce commission show among other interesting things the fact that 1,970 railroad employes have been killed during the year. The railroads operate over the entire country and have a large army of men constantly em ployed in every state , practically every county and almost every township , but it does not seem necessary that this enormous list of fatalities and injuries should prevail. When it is known that among trainmen one death occurs for every 117 employes and one injury to every twelve men , the revelation of the dangerous char acter of the work becomes start ling. There is no doubt that a large percentage of these accidents may be charged to the general failure of the companies to adopt modern appliances for the manage ment of their trains. The switch yards kill men remorselessly be cause the old link and pin coupler is still in use , and no improved mechanism for coupling cars has been generally adopted. There will always be loss of life on the railways but it does not seem neccessary in injure over 20,000 employes annually and to kill out right one-tenth as many more. Science and invention have a great work before them in reducing the dangers of operating our railroads. And after proper appliances have been produced it may be necessa ry for the government to insist upon their use. Journal. THE wastefulness of strikes is shown in the strike on the New York Central. The road estimates its loss at § 300,000 and that of the strikers at § 150,000. Of course these estimates do not include losses sustained by the public , which must have been considera ble. Arbitration is more econom ical than strikes. SOME good words are being said for Mr. Laws , who was not renomi- nated for Congress in the Second district. It is safe to say , however , in accordance with the science of political gastronomy , that at this stage of game kind words do not jmtterMr. Laws' parsnips. Kear ney Hub. m \ Fid CL Fall Styles , 189O. 11 are now ready to which we call your attention. WE CONTINUE OUR in LE We are giving very liberal discounts from Regular Prices on all Spring & Summer Goods Don't fail to look through our stock before purchasing anything For Men's and Boys' Wear. Our at the Bottom Notch , JONAS ENGEL , Mgr. MeCOOK , NEB. , August 8th. OF decided to retire from the DKY GOODS and CLOTH ING business we offer our entire stock at cost and less than cost No such opportunity has been offered the people of Western Neb raska in years to purchase good , reliable DRY GOODS , CLOTHESX * HATS & CAPS at LESS THAN WHOLESALE PRICES. Everything- must go , be the price what it may. Nothing' will be reserved. 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