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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1890)
By F. M. KIMMELU'
NEBRASKA will cut quite n swell
with the six congressman that will
be secured under the new census.
DURING the last year 117,24:7
patents have been issued to land
in this country. An increase of
47,105 over the preceding year.
IN all the apportionments pro
posed , Nebraska is bound to gain
three members , which is a greater
gain than any other state in the
THE United States during this
century has settled thirty-three
international disputes by arbitra
tion. That is very much better
than going to war.
INDIAN wars have cost the coun
try over § 700,000,000. The red
people are an expensive race , but
at one time they owned this coun
try. Seven hundred millions was
not too much to pay for it.
THE assertion is frequently made
that the public domain of Nebras
ka is exhausted is not borne out
by the facts. The land depart
ment reports 11.22(5,584 ( acres of
vacant government laud in the
state. In other words , there are
140,332 farms of eighty acres each
or 70,162 farms of one hundred
and sixty acres each , which settlers
can secure for a song.
ThE governmenthas been boring
an experimental artesian well at
the Sautee agency in Northern
Nebraska , and has struck water.
A six inch column of the pure ele
ment now rises eight or ten feet
from the earth making the finest
well in the state. It is expected
that power enough can be obtained
from this fountain to run the agen
cy mill. The water was struck at
a depth of about seven hundred
So LONG as wheat and other pro
ducts of the farm went down in
prices the capitalists and the mil
lionaires and Wall street operators
were utterly indifferent. It was
over-production they said. But
when stocks took a tumble and
$300,000,000 of the value of secu
rities were wiped out in a single
week , these same people became
suddenlv aroused to the fact that
the country needs more money. So
it does , and there is no good and
sufficient reason why that money
shall not be silver.
IT is time that the folly of Re
publican organs and leaders who
prate so glibly about "off-years"
and "local causes" should come to
an end ; it has done enough mis
chief , and the wisdom that leads to
safety , and that would effect a re
versal of the November verdict ,
should take its place. Not only is
it time to recognize the truth , butte
to act upon it. There is no intel
ligent man in or out of politics who
does not know , and to himself con
fess , that the most potential cause
of the defeat of the Republican
party on the 4th instant , was the
McKinley tariff act.
SINCE the memory of the Neb
raska man runneth not to the con
trary the federal courts in this state
have been the forage ground of the
sharper and the shyster. They have
been the terror of the poor man and
the honest man , and the haven of
the rich man and the dubious man.
They have not enjoyed popular
confidence and esteem. In this state
of things it is decidedly refreshing
to know that Judge Caldwell , the
newly appointed judge of this cir
cuit , has some old-fashioned ideas
of law and justice and honesty. He
has just thrown out of court a case
in which the plaintiff added the in
terest to the principal in order to
make the amount § 2,000 and thus
come under the jurisdiction of the
court. He also firmly refuses to
allow attorney's fees in judgments
on the ground that the federal
courts should follow the state law.
He also says that as a principle of
law a contract to pay an attorney
fee in case of suit is void. Too
much honor cannot be paid to the
upright judge who puts reform
where it is most needed. Lincoln
Herald. . i
COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE , Iiidian-
oln , Neb. , Dec. 10 , 1890. To the
citizens of Red Willow"county
Acting in compliance with the
request of Governor. Thnyer and
the Nebraska State Relief Commit
tee the various officers of Red Wil
low county met at Indianola , Neb. ,
Dec. 5th , and completed the organ
ization of the Red Willow County
Relief Committee , to be constitu
ted as follows : Henry Crabtree ,
president ; Geo. W. Roper , Secre
tary ; Isaiah 13cnnott and Stephen
Belles , members of the committee.
The various justices of the peace
of Red Willow county were ap
pointed distributing agents , each in
his respective precinct ; and in or
der to avoid confusion it is reques
ted that the justices divide the pre
cincts to suit themselves , so that
each will only give orders for those
residing in his part of the precinct.
Indianola was decided upon as the
headquarters for all relief that may
come inio the couutr. And ample
room has been secured , rent free ,
in the brick building under Mas
onic hall. These supplies will be
distributed only through an order
from the justices of the peace to
the relief committee. Supplies will
be delivered on Wednesdays and
Saturdays of each week. A receipt
will be taken at this place from the
part } ' receiving aid not for publi
cation , but in order that the gener
ous people who send these supplies
may know to whom they were giv
en and by what authority. It is
not necessary for all to come here
in person , but let one team come
after supplies for several families
living in the vicinity. The party
who comes after supplies must have
an order from a justice for each
family and must give receipt for
what he receives this applies only
to provision and clothing.
Arrangements have been made
to send coal to McCook in care of
Frees < fe Hockuell Lumber Co. , to
Indianola in care of Frees &Hock-
nell Lumber Co. , to Bartley in care
of C. W. Beck , to Lebanon in care
of D. A. Waterman , to Danbury in
care of W. R. Burbridge , who will
deliver coal on receipt of justices'
\Y e expect lo have supplies 01
hand here from this time on unti
spring at least. And we will d <
all that can be done toward furn
ishing seed in the spring , and we
have no doubt that plenty of seec
can be procured.
In a letter from Gov. Thayer tc
the county clerk he says : "I en
join it upon you especially , to see
that the supplies of every kind
are distributed fairly among those
who need them. You must noi
give anything to those people
whom you know are able to take
care of themselves. This is the
only difficulty I meet with in re
gard to people giving. They say
many persons will get a portion of
the supplies whose circumstances
are such that they do not need
them but can easily take care of
themselves. This is undoubtedly
sometimes true , that people who
have an abundance will profess to
be in need and take portions of the
contributions which should go to
those who are in absolute need of
them. I insist that you guard
against any distribution of the do
nations to that class of people who
though abundantly able to take care
of themselves are willing to thrive
at the expense of the sufferers.
These human ghouls mnst be
guarded against with all the vigil
ance you can command. The people
ple are giving cheerfully and they
only want the assurance that it will
go to the destitute and the suffer
ing. It probably is the case that
many who are needing assistance
live at remote points from the
county-seat. It will be your duty
to see that they are notified of the
arrival of supplies at your place so
that they can be ready to receive
their share. I beg you to see that
none who are in need are over
looked , but divide everything with
an impartial hand. There must be
no discrimination for or' against
any person in want. Divide the
coal into small quantities. I earn
estly advise you to make distribu
tion through the justices of the
peace in each precinct , as they will
bast know who are destitute. All
accounts of receipts and disburse
ments will be subject to inspection
when the relief work is completed. "
And we earnestly request and
insist that the justices do not give
orders to persons who are able to
take care of themselves.
RED WILLOW Co. "RELIEF COM.
GEO. W. ROPER , Secretaiy.
. MULLEN'S WANDERINGS.
EDITOR TRIBUNE : According to
promise' made before ray departure
from McCook , I will give the read
ers of THE TRIBUNE a brief sum
mary of my trip thus far through
the sunny south.
i The trip from McCook to Kansas
City was an ordinary ride in th <
cars at night and devoid of any in
terest whatever. The train over
the Fort Scott & Memphis road
left Kansas City at 10 o'clock in
the morning , and upon this I was
shortly being whirled away across
the garden fields fof Kansas , and I
am constrained to say that the
country in the vicinity of Ft.Scott ,
Kansas , is the finest I have ever
gazed upon. I. had the honor of
riding from Kansas City to Fort
Scott with a son-in-law of the great
and only St. John , the prohibition
ist. He was returning from his
wedding trip. His bride left the
train at'Olathe , the home of her
It was dark when we reached
Springfield , Mo. , where the train
stopped for supper. It was at this
place that four Chinamen elbowed
their way into the chair car , and
during the night sang songs and
talked incessantly , much to the
discomfort of the passengers who
retaliated by heaping maledictions
upon the heads of the chattering
heathens. At daybreak I took-a
look out of the car window and be
held the first , cotton field that I
have ever seen. I found upon in
quiry that we were in Arkansas.
An hour later we stopped at a small
town where the architecture glis
tened in divers coats of whitewash
and where negro women sat upon
the front stoops and chewed sticks
covered with snuff. This is called
"dipping" and is quite a society
fad in certain sections of the south.
The next place we stopped was
at a deserted looking place in the
swamps where a number of hunt-
rs boarded the traiu with a lot of
gfame. This , I was told , was the
shooting grounds of the Memphis
Gun Club. I stepped out upon
the platform and was regaled by
the sickening odor cf fish and
slough water as the train plunged
on through the dismal swamps.
We arrived at West Memphis
at 9:40 , A. M. , where the engine
was cut off and the entire train
was run out onto a large ferry boat
and towed across the Mississippi.
I met J. W. Campbell in Memphis
where he occupies a good position
in the freight office of the Memphis
road. It would really seem to
the casual observer that all the
cotton in the U. S. was shipped to
Memphis. Here they have cotton
sheds that cover 40 or 50 acres of
land and they are full of the great
southern staple. Memphis is
booming in a quiet way and grow
ing very rapidly.
From Memphis I went to Birm
ingham , which I found to be a city
of 50,000 people all told. It is
a charming city , nicely laid out.
They have the motor cars , instead
of the common street cars and
have about 50 miles of track laid
in and about the city. Birming-
ing has too many people for the
business she does and a great many
who are in business there are dis
Montgomery and Mobile are
beautiful cities and New Orleans ,
the Crescent city , leads them all.
This is Sunday , the sun is shin
ing brightly. In the parks the
roses and magnolias are blooming.
The day is warm and beautiful
and it would take more space than
I here have to justly describe this
beautiful city. In another letter I
will write more about New Orleans
and the south. MULLEN.
First National Bank of McCook vs. R. E.
and Josiah Moore , judgment rendered against
defendants for $289.56.
Hall , Cochran & co. vs. L. A. Smith , action
to recover 120 upon a contract for erection
of windmill , pump and fixtures.
J. Byron Jennings vs. Anton Probst , suit to
obtain judgment of $82.56 upon order of gar
Amos M. Barton has filed petition to have
Frank II. Strout appointed administrator of
estate of Charles Sumner Barton.
Caroline Bradley , administratrix of estate of
Jabez Barraclough , deceased , has filed her
final report and petition for settlement.
Charles Lee , 23 , Arapahoe , Neb.
Minnie Utterback , 20 , Arapahoe , Neb.
Married by Judge Keyes , Dec. 2d.
James H.VelIer , 29 , Denver , Colo. '
Edna J. Howard , 25 , Indianola , Neb.
is a clever , sensible old gentleman , and the public will not be surprised to learn
that he has this early in the season established his headquarters in McCook for
the holiday trade. And they will admire his good taste and wisdom in select %
ing : tlie ELEGANT AND POPULAR ESTABLISHMENT OF > ) : -
. &V trlV
H. P. SUTTON -S'
OF WESTERN NEBRASKA ,
in which to make his MOST EXTENSIVE. ELABORATE and DAZZLING
DISPLAY. "We shall not attempt to give an adequate description of the costly
and marvelous array of presents the generous old fellow has placed there and
upon which you are invited to feast your eye. It cant be done. But he has duly
commissioned Mr. Sutton as his distributing agent , and he will take great pains
and pleasure in showing you the same , and satisfaction in making you happy.
KRIS is a cash buyer , and I am able to sell low.
Will duplicate auy eastern prices on any goods.
Will Not be Undersold.
Stock of Silverware purchased before passage of
Silver Bill. Will sell cheaper than anybody.
A splendid stock of Sterling Silver. All goods
engraved free of charge to our customers.
And then in the line of
we are unapproachable. Car
rying a stock on
Diamond JRings ,
Diamond Ear Rings.
Diam on d So arf Pins ,
Studs , Lockets ,
GuffBottons , Pins ,
Broaches , Bracelets ,
Necklaces , Pendants ,
Hair Orn am en ts.
and an endless variety of every
and all articles kept in a
That the heart desires in the
line of JEWELRY that Sntton
does not have and what can be
more acceptable for a Christmas
Gift or a New Year Present than
a Diamond King , a Walcb , Silver
Tea Set. or in i'acl anv of the 100
things of beauty and joys forever
to be secured at
No establishment in Western Nebraska carries one-half
the quantity , nor the quality , of
that I now have displayed in my show cases , embracing
the best movements , such as the i
Roekford , Howard ,
W altham , Columbus ,
Elgin and Hampden.
You can also have a choice of Solid or Filled Gold cases ,
of which I carry an elegant line , or of a large assort
ment of the less expensive silver cases.
Soiid Gold or Warranted Filled Gases ,
In addition we have anything you want in
FRENCH CLOCKS ,
of in the many popular , reliable clocks of home make.
All our Goods are of Standard Make and You are
Sure of getting THE BEST at
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