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VOLUME IX. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , SEPTEMBER 12,189O. NUMBER 16.
IS NOW COMING IN.
EVERY DEPARTMENT IS BEING FILLED
AND WILL COMPRISE THE
Before Purchasing Any Goods
IT WILL BE TO YOUR INTEREST
TO SEE OUR LINE.
ALL GOODS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES ,
MeCook , Neb. , Sept. 5th , 1S9O.
Special to THE MCCOOK TIUBUNE.
LINCOLN , NEB. , Sept. 9. The cen
sus bulletins are knocking hundreds of
whiskey lies about Kansas and Iowa in
the head. The policy of prohibition is
more than vindicated by the returns
from Prohibition states. Kansas seems
to take the lead in this procession
The state of Kansas has increased her
population (584,000 since 1880 , beating
Nebraska's increase by 22,000 , with five
points to one'in favor of Nebraska so
far as facilities for increase are concern
ed. The license state of Missouri
gained 020,000 with several great cities
to help her" out. Kansas beat Missouri
G4,000. Texas increased her popula
tion 350,000 with an acreage so much
greatei than Kansas as to make the
comparison ridiculous. Colorado only
increased her population 2l9OQO in ten
years with Denver to help her out with
a stuffed census. The growth of Kansas
in ten years has been greater than any
state save New York , Pennsylvania
and Illinois. This shows conclusively
that prohibition lias not hurt Kansas.
In 1SSO Kansas stood nineteenth in
rank of population. To-day sheis neck
and neck with Wisconsin for fifteenth
place. Topeka increased 100 per cent
and Wichita 400 per cent in the past
ten years. Hired liars who take Kan
sas for a text while fighting Prohibition
will have to find some other slander on
which to base their fabrication.
Statistics show that Kansas consumed
less beer in 1889 than any state except
Arizona , i ne increase in the consump
tion of beer in the whole nation was Spl
een t , while the decrease in Kansas was 78
Dercent ; difference in favor of Kansas
> 1 per cent.
Nebraska's consumption of beer is
'orty-eight times greater than that of
Kansas , although the population of
vansns is about One-third greater than
hat of Nebraska. These factsarcgiven
.0 . refute the persistent and malicious
ies being circulated by the venal and
corrupt whiskey press.
THE FIELD OV BATTLE.
James G. Kreider ; who calls himself
the "Iowa Cyclone , " and who has been
working the gullible people of this state
for several months , has at last come out
and revealed his traitorous character.
Editor Parkyn of the People's Advocate
at Eustis writes this bureau to expose
Kreider as a mental and moral fraud.
Mr. Parkyn states that the "Iowa Cy
clone" patronized the saloon freely and
got "awful drunk. " Kreider's last piece
of dirt is an interview in the OmahaBee
predicting the overwhelming defeat of
the Amendment and announcing that he
had abandoned the cause. He has
been under suspicion almost ever since
he entered the state. The Grand Sec
retary of the Good Templars struck him
from the list of accredited speakers and
advertised him. He tried to work the
Prohibition State Committee and failed.
He tried to work the Non-Partisan State
League and failed. He succeededin dead-
beating a Lincoln hotel-keeper and the
land-lord is anxious to find Mr. Kreider's
THE QUEEN OP SPEECH.
Frances E. Willard , President of the
World's Woman's Christian Temperance
Union , will deliver Amendment address
es as follows :
Norfolk , Sept.l7Creighton ; , IS ; Col
umbus , 19 ; Grand Island , 20-21 ; Kear
ney , 22 ; Hastings , 23 ; York , 24 ; Seward -
ard , 25 ; Lincoln , 26 ; Omaha , 57and 28.
All these points should be made rally
ing centres and voters should be gath
ered in from far and near. Miss Wil
lard is to-day the greatest woman
The State Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union Convention meets in
Seward September 23 , and closes on the
26th. Mrs. E. T. Scott , C.E.Bentley ,
Frances E. Willard and other able
speakers will address the meetings.
Mrs. Helen M. Gougav is filling a
line of twenty engagements in Nebras
ka and the following are a few of her
appointments : Table Kock , Sept. 12 ;
Burchard , 13 ; Alexandria , 15 ; Hardy ,
16 ; Tecumseh , 17 ; Talmage , 18 ; Paw
nee City , 19 ; Alma , 20 ; Holdredge , 22 ;
Omaha , 23-24 ; Fremont , 25.
ST. JOHN COMING.
Ex-Governor St. John will begin a
twenty-one days' engagement October
9th and continue till November 1st.
Hon. M. J. Fanning , the great Irish
orator of Michigan will enter the state
October 7th , and remain till election.
Mrs. Clara Hoffman is speaking every
night under the auspices of the W. C.
Mrs. Mary Hitchcock , President of
the State W. C. T. U. , devotes all her
time to Amendment campaign manage
ment at headquarters in the Burr block.
The State Central Committee has a
largo Amendment tent on the State
Fair grounds with Sam G. Bettes of
Michigan as ringmaster. Speakers and
literature for the thousands are elements
of the free show.
Delegates to the Inter-State Temper
ance Union are already in the city and
the Convention will assemble in Bo-
hanan's Hall to-day at 10 A. M.
CBOPS IN THE STATE.
What a Bradstreet's Man learned on
a Trip of Inspection.
With the view of obtaining more ac
curate reports respecting the condition
of crops in Southwestern Nebraska , al
so the conditions of trade in thatscction
of the state , Bradstreet's agency recent
ly sent one of their traveling represent
atives over that district. lie spent
from one to three days' time at every
railroad town , and the following is taken
from his report , as made to the Omaha
office : '
"Taken as a whole , crops in the lie-
publican Yalley district are practically
a failure , for though there are here and
tlieru spots where a fair portion of a
crop will be realized , the total yield will
be but a small fraction of what will be
realized in a good season , and there will
not be near enough small grain and corn
to meet the demands forhome consump
"In the southern part of Webster ,
Franklin , Harlan , Furnas and lied Wil
low counties and counties of the same
line in Kansas , there will be little or
nothing harvested excepting a few acres
here and there , lo sated on the river bottom
tom where bluffs or a strip of timber
has served to protect the corn from the
burning winds. There are a great many
people leaving that section of the coun
try , in fact more than anywhere else so
far as seen.
"In the northern parts of the above
named counties the crops will average
much better , yet are far from being half
of a crop. In lied Willow , Hitchcock
and Dundy counties from Indianola to
Ilaigler , there is another stretch of poor
crops , the worst being in Hitchcock
"In these counties there would be
quite an exodus of settlers but for the
fact that several irrigating ditches now
building and others in contemplation
will give employment to a large number
of men and teams.
"In some parts of Dundy county , es
pecially in the sand hills , corn is rather
better and it is claimed that a third of
a crop will be realized there. Broom
corn will be a good crop , taken as a
whole , and rye will be a fair crop , but
wheat and oats are very light , while corn
is exceedingly poor.
"The heavy rains of the last week erse
so have greatly benefitted the hay and
pasture land and along the river bottoms
from Cambridge to Haigler there will
be a good crop of hay. "
The Red Willow Case.
Judge Cessna has returned to the
city after having finished taking testi
mony in the Bed Willow county-seat
case. The case was commenced by
mandamus proceedings from the supreme
court. It is entitled State of Nebraska
Ex Rel. Justin A. Wilcox et. al. , v. s.
Henry Crabtree , county commissioner ,
et. al. There were two propositions
involved in the case : First Did the
commissioners hear and legally deter
mine the questions presented in the
petition. Second Was the petition
sufficient to authorize calling an election.
The commissioners refused calling an
election , hence the mandamus. There
were two records made in the case. One
supported by one of the commissioners ,
the clerk and the people of MeCook.
The other supported by two commis
sioners and the friends of the town of
Indianola. The first record is left open
while the second is closed. This made
it necessary for the referee to take con
siderable conflicting testimony upon the
first proposition. Upon the last pro
position no evidence was taken in re
buttal for the reason that defendants
had failed to pay or put up security for
the costs as ordered by the referee.
The plaintiff has paid $800 for costs ,
the defendants have not paid anything.
The testimony of the defendants wifl
not be translated until the reporter's
costs are paid. Judge Cessna has list
ened to the testimony for forty days
and is glad that it is over. The case
will be argued on Wednesday , Sept. 23rd.
Judge Cessna does not give any indica
tion to what the outcome will be.
Seeing with pleasure , the universal
satisfaction which our brands of flour
have given to my patrons in MeCook
and surrounding country , I have decid
ed to make a liberal reduction to new
patrons on a trial sack of flour. Good
flour will advertise itself.
Very truly yours ,
E. W. BEED.
Call at Calvin's.
I will be absent on my homestead
for the next ten days. Parties will call
at S. H. Colvin's office for their work.
W. GEORGE SHEPPARD.
Save money by buying school sup
plies , for the children , at Chenery's
City Drug Store.
Drink SHERBET , at McMiLLEN's.
J. J "DrP
DRESS MAKING A SPECIALTY.
1 Jj dbll
pleasure in announcing my
General Fall Opening-
The desplay will be large
and worthy of your inspect
Attention , Farmers.
We are closing out our en
tire stock of Farm Imple
ments at cost. Eight nowis
the time to secure rare bar
gains. Call and be amazed
at our prices. They must be
sold at once.
HALL , GOCHRAN & CO.
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