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VOLUME IX. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , AUGUST 29 , 189O. NUMBER 14.
MY MEN'S DRESS SHOES
I liave a nice line of $2.50 shoes.
I liave a fine $3.00 shoe.
4 I have an elegant $5.00 shoe.
My fettts of Bogs' Sftoes
is complete , from $1 to $3.
for the season , I have an elegant line ,
and the largest selection ever brought
to McCook. Prices from $1.50 to $5.
QUALITY and PRICES
The QUALITY of my goods I keep up to
high mark. My prices I keep down
to the lowest mark. I deal with all
alike : work for trade and appreciate
it. iS Mail orders have my best and
Gilt Edge Ladies' Shoe Dressing is the Best ,
Try it and yon will want no other. I
also have the oil dressing for Kanga-
The Old Reliable Shoe Dealer.
Mj , Juite jtft , 1 890
We have decided to REDUCE OUR STOCK before invoicing , July
1st , 1890 , and we will offer our ENTIRE STOCK at a
We must reduce our stock before July 1,189O.
Come and see the
YOURS , THE RUSTLER FOR TRADE ,
of some legal difficulties. As soon as
your city officials were able to correct
these points , we took up the bonds.
I certainly hope the Prohibition
Amendment will pass , not only for the
interest of your state , both morally and
financially , but that of the entire coun
try. The stongest enemy that this coun
try has to contend with to-day is the
Yours in the interest of good govern
ment and safety of this Republic ,
S. A. KEAN.
Dictated , S. A. K.
This leaves the "business" branch of
the Liquor Dealers' Confederation with
out a single plank to stand on. The
clear cut business logic of Mr. Kean's
letter , based upon the experience of a
successful business career , ought to car
ry conviction to every reasonable atad
thinking man. *
THE CITY FATHERS
Were in regular session , Wednesday
evening , the Mayor , Clerk and Councilmen -
men Allen , Boyd and Knights being
present , and the following business was
disposed of : Bills as follows were al
lowed on general fund :
Frank Carruth & Co. , electric lightingS176.00
A. J. llittenliouse , legal services 50.00
W. C. Ashwill & Co. , publishing , 1.25
McCook B. & S. Co. , printing , 25.00
W. A. Brown , battery jar , 50
ON OCCUPATION FUND.
Frees & Hpcknell L. Co. , lumber , S 3.09
A. McManigal , salary , 40.00
J.H. Bennett , salary , 50.00
J. H. O'JNeil , salary , 50.00
A. Ingram , street sprinkling , 14.85
Druggist's permit was ordered issued
to A. McMillen.
Ordinance No. 47 , entitled "An
ordinance providing for the construc
tion and repairing of sidewalks in the
city of McCook and to provide for the
evy of special assessments to pay the
expenses ot such improvements" was
massed under suspension of rules , Allen ,
Soyd and Knights voting aye. ( The
ordinance appears in full elsewhere. )
McCook Public School.
.Pupils holding promotion cards are
requested to present them to the teach
ers of their respective grades on Mon
day , September 1st. Pupils entering
after the school is organized must call
at the office of the superintendent and
be reassigned. WM. VALENTINE ,
Supt. City Schools.
Farm for Sale.
160 acres , 70 acres broke , good well
and all the necessary buildings. Eight
miles north and one mile west from Mc
Cook , 12-4-40. Will be sold cheap ,
small payment cash and balance on time.
Inquire of Jacol Hajny or Frank Stock-
lasa'Osburn , Neb. l3-5ts.
Palace Meat Market.
We are prepared to serve the public
with the choicest meats of all kinds at
the lowest living figures , and ask a triaM
and share of patronage.
Main Ave. McCoiTER BROS.
A barn that will accommodate 30
head of horses. Buggy room , corral ,
well , and small house. Inquire of
11. E. LINDNER.
School Books and Supplies.
A complete line of school books and
school supplies are carried in THE
TRIBUNE'S stationery department.
Prices to suit the times.
For Rent at Arapahoe , Neb.
Store building , 22by50 feet. Most
desirable location. $12.50 per month
in advance. JAMES JORDAN.
We would call your attention to our
new $2.00 and $2.50 Kid Button Shoes.
BOWEN & LAYCOOK.
The band concert to-morrow evening
be the last for some time at least ,
owing to the absence of some members
of the band from the city. The splen
did performances of the band have met
with enthusiastic popular approval and
their weekly concerts have been the
most attractive feature of the season.
They will be missed.
THE TRIBUNE wants Judge Cessna
to consider that the scurrilous articles
that appeared in a city paper , last week ,
concerning him , are but the vaporings
of an individual who is incapable of ex
pressing a sober conviction of his own ,
much less the sentiments of this people.
The articles were baseless and uncalled
The Public Schools of this city are
in better condition for the reception of
pupils than ever before. The west build-
ng has been placed in thorough repair ;
new apparatus has been procured for
all departments and a profitable year is
to be expected.
Over fifty candidates for teachers'
certificates took the examination before
the county superintendent on Friday
and Saturday of last week. Nearly
all were successful.
A THUNDER-CLAP !
Special to THE McCooK TBIBUNE.
LINCOLNNEB. , . , Aug. 2G. Every
claim brought forward by the agents of
the brewers and distillers during this
Amendment campaign have been shown
to be groundless or false. Their hire
lings have produced document after
document , scheme after scheme , only
to find the friends of prohibition ready
to refute their slanders and cheuk-mate
The "Bankers and Business Men's"
rotten organization has been shown to
be a slander on decent business men.
The views of well-known business men
from Maine to California are against
the Rum , Roggen and Rosewater con
spirators against the State's welfare.
One of the most successful bankers
in the United States is S. A. Kean ,
head of the great banking house of S.
A. Kean & Co. , Chicago and New York.
Knowing that the desperate advocates
of the liquor traffic had made use of the
name of Mr. Kean's firm against pro
hibition , a letter of inquiry was des
patched to that gentleman personally.
The following is his reply in full :
S. A. KEAN & CO. , BANKERS.
115 BROADWAY , N. Y.
100 WASHINGTON STREET ,
CHICAGO , August 9 , i860.
A. G. Wolfenbarger , Lincoln , Neb. :
DEAR SIR : I have your esteemed
favor of the 6th inst. , asking several
questions in regard to prohibition.
In answer to your first question , "What
is your opinion based upon the experi
ence and observation as a business
man , as to the influence of prohibition
upon general business ? " I am notv ,
and always have been of the opinion
that the influence of prohibition upon
business is good. I do not see how it
could be otherwise. Business based
upon the liquor traffic , especially as now
conducted , in my judgment , is immoral
and dangerous , and will in the end
honey-comb the moral foundations of
business in this country if permitted to
continue. Business not founded upon
moral principles must fall of its own
weight in due course.
Second question : "Do you believe
that prohibition of the liquor traffic will
result in the decreasing of real estate
value , stoppingimmigration and decreas
ing the deposits in banks ? " No , it
will increase the value of real estate in
the long run. There are even many
drinking people who prefer a prohibition
state because of the bettersurroundings ;
and hence the safety of their families ,
but those who are determined to carry
on the liquor traffic , and the allies of
the saloon , would leave a prohibition
state , or keep away from it , but this
number is comparatively small and their
places would be more than filled with
a more desirable class of citizens. If
the whiskey traffic was out of the way ,
the same property , money and energy
would all be used in other business and
a larger number of men employed ,
which would increase rather than de
crease values. Men who waste their
money in drink do not as a rule have
money to deposit in banks. It is true
that the brewer and saloon keeper would
have money , but these same men en
gaged in other business would also have
money which they could deposit in the
bank. I give the following incident by
way of illustration : Some time ago , a
certain manufacturer in the East paid
his men $1,000 on Saturday night , but
before parting with his money marked
it in order to ascertain where it would
bring up. On the following Tuesday
it was found that$600 outof thel,000
had found its way in to the banks through
the saloon keepers and brewers. If
these men had have spent that money
in buying clothing and provisions for
their families it would have gone into
the banks all the same through the mer
chants , and the clothing and provision
interests as well as the former , would
have been advanced to that extent less
the very small amount of grain which
might have been rotted for the purpose
of furnishing drink for these men.
Third question : "Do you consider
prohibition an injury or help to business
in cities where the same has been tried ? "
Yes , a help in proportion as the law has
been enforced. , Atlanta , Ga. is a good
illustration of this when they enjoyed
Fourth question : "If you were pur
chasing bonded securities , would the
fact that the state in which these mu
nicipal bonds were issued was under
Prohibitory policy in 'relation to liquor
haye a tendency to depreciate the value
of such municipal paper ? " No ; other
things being equal we should consider
the fact of prohibition an advantage ,
rather than a disadvantage. You say
an Omaha paper has used the name of
our firm in connection with our refusal
to take certain securities in Nebraska
on account of prospective Prohibition.
This is the first intimation I have had
of any such use of our name and it is
certainly as far from the truth as possi
ble. We purchased some bonds of your
city a while ago and there was some de
lay in our taking them up on account
J. ALBERT WELLS ,
DRESS MAKING A SPECIALTY.
At this seasonwlu , i Kuiiisiukr days al
ternate with da.yw ol ? fall weather , the
necessity of disposing' of the remainder
of SUMME& STOCK is constantly in the
mind of the prudent merchant.
This is a time when "buyers at my
store have EXCEPTIONAL ADVANTAGES.
They can have the first choice of fresh
FALL GOODS , and they can secure at
extraordinarily low pricesg'oods belong
ing-to the waning- summer season.
There is 110 time when 1 do not pre
sent a lower range of prices than any
other house , but at present the conces
sions made on SUMMER GOODS are so great
ly to the advantage of purchasers as to
demand SPECIAL NOTICE.
It would he tedious to present in ex
haustive detail the array of tempting-
prices at which the stock of the passing-
season is being offered , as it would Tbe
superfluous to give an absolutely com
plete list of the new goods which wrill ar
rive shortly. It must be remembered
that to adequately appreciate either
THEY MUST BE EXAMINED.
In depts. in which the goods are of all
seasons there will , as always , be found
that established harmony of man QUAL
ITY and LOW PRICES which is the popular
distinction of my store.
Attention , . Farmers.
We are closing out our en
tire stock of Farm Imple
ments at cost. Right nowis
the time to secure rare bar
gains. Call and be amazed
at our prices. They must be
sold at once.
HALL , GOGHRAN & GO.
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