The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, January 30, 1891, Image 5
fl Friiiyt. L. W. McCONNELL & CO. ' ucccssons TO C. II. SMITH & SON , CARRY A FULL LINC OP MEftlCIMES , TOILET ARTICLES , ARTISTS' MATERIALS , ' WALL PAVER & CITY DRUG STORE. Noble , The Grocer. Honesty is a lust art. Sagwa on tap at McMillen's. Family Groceries at Noble's. Drive ahead and stop grumbling. Death and tax - - are nvertakuig us. Staple and Fancy Groceries at Noble's. ' Debt grows larger the more you con tract it. Irrigate. "Nothing ventured , noth ing won. Car of flour and feed just received at A. T. Campbell & Co.'s. Dr. A. J. Thomap , Dentist , in Union aleck , over Boston shoe store. 84 patent flour at POTTER & EASTERDAY. Celebrity , is the advantage of being known to those who do not know us. French tissue paper in all colors at CHENERY'S CITY DRUG STORE. WANTED Ten wood choppers. A. W. COREY. Feed of nil kinds. POTTER & EASTEUDAY. Try Damask Rose , the best lotion for face and hands , at McMillen's drug store. Our new examination tablets for 5 cents are very neat. Buy one for your next examination. Hanging , parlor and stand lamps at Chenery's City Drug Store. New goods and popular prices. Kapke , The Tailor , guarantees you the lowest prices and the most stylish and elegant clothing. HANGING LAMPS Noble is head quarters for hanging lamps. He car ries a large and splendid selection. WANTED 300 head of stock , April 1st , to pasture. 3 miles east of Mc Cook. 1,600 acres. A. W. COREY. You can always secure the freshest and best prepared drugs at CITY DRUG STORE. Noble is the only exclusive grocer in the city. His stock is the largest and his prices correspond with the times. While wealth receives respect the man who possesses it is sometimes foolish enough to believe that it is to him the people bow. A certain quantity of egotism is es sential to success in life. " But the more successfully it is concealed the more likely is its owner to win his way and to retain the good will of his neighbors. THE MoCooK TRIBUNE prints its eight pages at home without a mechan ical defect. It is a representative pa per and deserves support in its efforts to advance McCook's interests. Hast ings Democrat. There are some who never seem to believe themselves capable of anything. They see others press forward to at tempt and achieve , and shrink back in to a desponding inactivity. Having no faith in themselves , they undertake nothing and effect nothing. McUook flour all grades. POTTER & EASTERDAY. McCook will be in the play this year. Irrigate. "In union there is strength. " 0. R. C. ball and banquet , Feb. 5th. Ed. Ballew was aflndianola , Monday. A full line of stationery at the City Drug Store. Irrigate. "Necessity is the mother of invention. " A new time card uill go into effect Sunday , February l t. Buy your Sagwa and other Kickapoo Indian remedies at McMillen'n. Bishop Graves of Kearney will oc cupy the Episcopal pulpit , Sunday. Pearliue meal the finest in the mar ket. POTTER & EASTERDAY. Save and utilize the water in sight was the watchword of the convention. What must you do to be saved ? Why buy your groceries at Noble's , of course ! Irrigation will soon bean accomplish ed fact in Western Nebraska not a theory. All the popular brands of cigars at Reizenstein's parlor , next door to the post office. The only complete and accurate ac count of the irrigation convention will be found in THE TRIBUNE. The Benevolent Society will meet at the home of Mrs. Fowler S. Wilcox , Tuesday afternoon , (2:30) ( : ) February 3d. The Minden Gazette has adopted the suggestion that the surplus water in Nebraska ought to be kept by building reservoirs. IN QUEENS WARE Noble carries the largest assortment and the richest designs of the season. His prices are reasonable. The ladies of the Relief Corps desire to express their appreciation of the patronage accorded their supper , Wed nesday evening. An irrigation convention wili be held in Sidney on the 7th of February. At Ogaialla on the 10th , and a mass con vention in Lincoln on the llth. February 1st Nos. 3 and 6 will not run west of McCook. Through pas sengers will have to lay over until No. ] . The local freight will accommodate local traffic , however. This week the Burlington paid its taxes into the county treasury of Red Willow county. The total sum just lacked forty-five cents of being even ten thousand dollars. The publisher of the Bartley Long- Felt-Want promises to 'prove to the entire satisfaction of Rev. William M. Taylor that there is a "God in Israel. " Here's a chance for a mutual intro duction. The third snowfall of the winter came in on schedule time , Wednesday. Three or four inches of the beautiful were deposited on the level much more in the canyons by the high wind which prevailed. We this issue resume our ready-print "inside. " Just as soon , however , as the patronage accorded will warrant , THE will the all-at-home TRIBUNE return to - - plan which has been so favorably re ceived during the past few months. McCook is one of the most progres sive cities in the west and she should keep up here good name for push and enterprise by moving steadily along. Encourage one another and assist in every possible manner that will win and that is honorable. "We have , ' * said representative Modi , in that bright and breezy style which has made the gentleman from Red Wil low a leader in the lower house , "we have stepped down as the law making power when we submitted the question to a conglomerated mass of human iniquity. " * Ex-Commissioner Bennett has filed amended charges against C.W. Hodgkin. We have not seen them , but he is still accused of illegally securing votes at the late election. We recently met an intelligent , responsible citizen of Perry precinct and he says there was no fraud in that precinct. If Beaver and Perry precincts are fair specimens , frauds are scarcejust as they should be. T. 0. Ground oil cake. POTTER & EASTERDAY. WANT IRRIGATION. Western Nebraska Alive To Its Importance. SUCCESSFUL CONVENTION Participated in by Delegates From Ten Counties. No one could look into the faces of the two hundred citizens of Western Nebraska present at the irrigation con vention which opened in this city , Wednesday afternoon , without being impressed profoundly with the manifest fact that the people of this section of state are wide awake to the importance of irrigation , and alive to the blessings which will follow in the wake of irriga tion when it shall be an accomplished fact. Not deterred by the severe storm which prevailed , there were delegates present from at least ten counties in this part of the state , all filled with an earnest yearning for irrigation and ready to do their utmost to solve the momen tous question , "How can it be brought about ? " At the hour appointed the delegates assembled in the opera house , and after listening to a brief but cordial address of welcome by Judge J. E. Cochran , they proceeded to business by calling Dr. J. E. Hathorn of Bartley to the chair , and F. M. Kimmell of McCook to the secretary's desk. The call of counties showed the following repre sentatives to be present : DUNDY COUNTY W. B. Roby , C. F. Thackrey , W. H. Myers , Henry Ough , L. Morse , L. G. Ruggles , L. M.Palmer. 'CHASE COUNTY H. R. Edwards. HITCHCOCK COUNTY C. J. Miller , T. D. Morgan , F. A. Harman , C. W. Shurtleff , J. D. Stockton , A. H. Bailer , J. J. Finn , C. H.Beck , J. C. Benedict , J. R. McFaal , S. P. Kirkbride , 0. W. DeVald. . RED WILLOW COUNTY H. H. Pick- ens , A.M. Barton , E.S. Hill , Rice Roe , Ora Clark , Samuel Ellis , C. W. Hodgkin - kin , J. E. Hathorn , R. S. Hileman , C. H. Meeker , Win. Weygint , Samuel Young , Stephen Belles , John Real , C. W. Beck. FRONTIER COUNTY B. A. Harlan. FURNAS COUNTY W. H. FalingW. E. Babcock , W. B. Whitney , J. P. Lindsay. HARLAN COUNTY W. F. Dale , J. G. Struve , Daniel Sullivan , L. E. Al len , J. W. Coulter , J. A. Gibson , J. A. Piper. HAYES COUNTY J. C. 0'BrienS.M. Kinsinger , S. C. Leap , J. N. Koontz. WEBSTER COUNTY D. J. Myer , U. G. Knight. PHILLIPS COUNTY , COLO. C. H. Harman. * On motion the following committee on resolutions and memorials was ap pointed : L. Morse , Dundy county. C. H. Peck , Hitchcock county. C. H. Meeker , Red Willow county. J. A. Piper , Harlan county. W. H. Faling , Furnas county. D. J. Myers , Webster county. W. E. Smythe , Chase county. B. A. Harlan , Frontier county. J. C. O'Brien , Hayes county. C. H. Harman , Phillips county , Colo. Then followed interesting and in structive addresses from Gov. Furnas of Brownville , Prof. Hicks of Lincoln , Mr. Smythe of the Bee , Buffalo Jones of Garden City , Mr. Babcock of Gard en City. Senator Koontz and Repre sentative Ruggles. On motion J. E. Cochrau , H.R. Ed wards , J. P. Lindsay , J. N. Koontz and J. S. LeHew were constituted a com mittee on laws. Adjourned till 8 o'clock , P.M. EVENING SESSION. The report of committee on resolu tions and memorials was read and ac cepted as follows : WHEREAS , a comprehensive system of irri gation is demanded for Nebraska , especially the western half , and WHEREAS , the present laws are not ade quate to deal with the subject , and to secure equal justice to all parties concerned , there fore be it RESOLVED , by this convention , represent ing the counties of Dundy , Perkins , Red Wil low , Hitchcock , Furnas , Gosper , Hayes , Web ster , Chase and Frontier , do hereby memorial ize the legislature to enact irrigation laws based on those of Colorado and Wyoming and providing for the employment of an ex pert state engineer , and the division of the state into water districts. RESOLVED FURTHER , that we do hereby re quest the legislature to memorialize congress to enact a law donating all government land to the several states to be used for irrigation and storage purposes. William We\gint addressed the convention for a few minutes touching the subject of irrigation with consider able warmth. After a partial reading of the irriga tion laws of Wyoming , the same were on motion referred to the committee on laws. On motion the committee on laws was empowered to appoint a committee of three to co-operate with a committee of three to be appointed at the Sidney irrigation convention in securing proper irrigation legislation at the present ses sion of the state assembly. At this juncture there way exhibited an imperative desire to taste the good things spread so lavishly by the ladies of the relief corps that an adjournment was taken until Thursday morning at 9 o'clock , and the delegates and many citizens repaired to the Meeker hall , there to enjoy the tempting viands pre pared in honor of the delegates to the convention. THURSDAY MORNING. In the absence of the chairman , the secretary called the convention to or der in the city hall , and Dr. Green was called to preside. The law committee then reported the selection of J. S. LeHew , C. H. Meek er and Simon Bickel to constitute the committee of three hereinbefore pro vided for. The following resolution was intro duced by S. A. Osborne and adopted : WHEREAS , the question of the development of the irrigation resources and capabilities- western Nebraska is one of vital importance to that section and through it to the state at large , and WHEREAS the magnitude of the work , the necessary expense to be incurred , and the benefits to the state at large , demand that the assistance of the state be pledged thereto , therefore be it RESOLVED , that it is the sense of this con vention assembled that a state appropriation of $200,000 should be made for this purpose and that we earnestly request the present leg islature now in session to pass a law embody ing the spirit of this resolution , and making an appropriation therefor , and be it further RESOLVED , that we request and earnestly urge upon the legislature the duty of memor ializing congress to make an appropriation of one million dollars for the same purpose. Mr. Jones introduced the resolution following which was adopted : RESOLVED FURTHER , that congress should forever cease making appropriations to con trol the overflow in the south , and should ap ply a like sum to divert the surplus water from the Mississippi river and its tributaries , and convey the same through the states of Dakota , Colorado , Nebraska and Kansas , where it is so much needed for irrigation and other useful purposes. Until the noon adjournment the time was then occupied in addresses and dis cussions , participated in by C. H. Meek er , S. A. Osborne of Denver , W. E. Robinson of San Diego , J. E. Cochran , C. J. Jones and others , mainly touching the law or the case. AFTERNOON MEETING. Meeting called to order by Wm. Wey gint at appointed hour. By agreement the name of L. Morse was substituted for that of Simon Bickel in the com mittee of three. Report of committee on laws was then adopted and commit tee discharged. Then ensued a general discussion in which many delegates participated , ex pressions being received from quite a number of farmer delegates present. It was moved that the committee of three report at Lincoln , Feb. llth , at a mass convention to be held there on that date commencing at 3 o'clock on the afternoon of said day. It was determined that the memorials adopted be printed in form for circula tion for signatures of petitioners to the legislature. It was carried that two delegates from each precinct be selected from the several counties to attend the mass con vention at Lincoln on Feb. llth. Jus tices of the Peace in such precincts having power to appoint delegates in cases where no elections are had. The following standing committee was elected : J. E. Cochran , chairman , F. M. Kimmellsecretary ; C. H. Meeker. At his request , it was moved that Senator Koontz be provided with a copy of the resolutions and memorials as embodying the expressed wish of the convention. On motion the thanks of the conven tion were extended to the W. R. C. and to the citizens of McCook for courte sies extended. Adjourned subject to call of stand ing committee. Corn Cobs for Kind/ing. A car-load of corn cobs just the thing for kindling just received at the W. C. Bullard & Co. lumber yard. Try a load. Pure fresh buckwheat at POTTER & EASTEBDAY'S. A Sensible Suggest/on. Hastings , Neb. , Jan. 24. To the ed itor of the Bee : The following taken from the report of the committee ap pointed to draft a bill for the relief of western sufferers , calls forth the subse quent remarks to which 1 trust you will give your careful attention : "The committee favored an appropri ation of not less than $100,000 , goods to be purchased of Lincoln and Omaha wholesale houses. " Now , while we see the legislature in tends doing a noble work in assisting the western sufferers who arc sufferers indeed they are overlooking one class of people who need aid as much as any one else , namely , the merchants. Mer chants as a rule'bought largely of win ter goods in anticipation of a severe winter. As we have been agreeably dis appointed by the weather being unsea sonably fine the merchants have on hand full stock of winter goodswhich they can ill afford to carry and which they would gladly sell at cost to obtain money to meet their bills. Merchants are failing almost daily in the drouth- stricken country , being unable to meet their bills on account of having to carry these goods. Now I would suggest that the money be sent to good men who are on the grounds and can place it where it is needed the most , buying the goods from the home merchants instead of Lincoln and Omaha jobbers. These jobbers would get their share , just the same , by receiving the money from the merchants on past due bills and thus have a tendency to strengthen the credit of western merchants with the jobbing houses they are dealing with. It is well known that a portion of the donations already sent out have fallen into hands for which they were no.ver intended. One case in particular was brought to my notice this week , where a certain man who is holding about three hun dred bushels of wheat for higher prices got the lion's share of a lot that had been received at the town near which he resides. Let the legislature make this money do all the good it can by putting it in the largest circulation possible , thus benefiting not only the farmers but all classes of people and give these merchants who have carried these same farmers year after year a chance to weather through what is bound to be a dull season. Eiseman & Co. of Council Bluffs attribute their failure to the warm winter and inability to sell heavy goods which had to be carried in stock. The western merchants are in the same fix in regard to stocks of heavy goods. Is the result to be the same ? The leg- lature can assist them by following the foregoing suggestion. Will they do it ? This is-no idle talk. I have traveled in. this country several years and know whereof I speak. A TRAVELING MAN. Annual Meeting of Red Willow Co. Agricultural Society. The Annual Meeting of the Red Wil low County Agricultural Society will be held at the Court house in Indianola on Saturday , January 31 , 1891 , at one o'clock P. M. At which time the officers , including a full board of direct ors will be elected , the Fair located for 1891 and other necessary business trans acted. A full attendance is desired and expected. Ladies are especially invited. Let us commence at once to make the Fair of 1891 a success ; elect good men to fill the offices and then stand by them. C. W. BECK , Sec. Bartley , Neb. , Jan. 12th , 1891. Lindsay Appointed. As was anticipated by the Democrat , some weeks ago , ex-senator J. P. Lind say of Beaver City has been appointed to succeed S. P. Hart as register of the McCook land office. Mr. Lindsay is.a lawyer of considerable note in the Yal- ley , and will , in our opinion , make a good land official. Hastings Democrat. W. C. T. U. AID. The Red Willow County W. C. T. U. has received from the Syracuse. Neb. . Union a generous shipment of money , clothing , flour etc. Application for aid can be made to MRS. PETER BOYLE , MRS. A. J. RlTTENHOUSE. MRS.CORDELIA FOWLER. To Trade For McUook Property f 160 acres of land , located in Dundy county. 120 acres of this land will be under the flow of an irrigation ditch the coming spring. Enquire at this office. For Sale. A carriage and a base burner heating stove. Inquire at once.E. E. LINDNER. ,5 COMMERCIAL SCHOOL NOTES. The attendance is increasing. John Colling is now in the banking business , which id the Goal struggle in book-keeping. Those who haven't time to attend school are very welcome to come up and give us a call. Mr. Jack Billiard has resumed hi work in shorthand after being absent a fuw days on business. IF Mr. Norval and Mr. Collins could see into the commercial law , alike , ev erything would be as quiet as though there wasn't a lawyer within ten miles of us. Mr. L. H. Gray , formerly a short- liand student , is now in Denver , but is still partaking of our "shortness" by mail and expresses himself as getting along nicely. Miss Millie Hurlbut has finished book keeping and is now learning short hand. Miss Hurlbut has a remunera tive position awaiting her when she becomes thoroughly proficient. Good ! Hard times has no weight on the de mand for the graduates from the col lege. John Allain had not quite fin ished when lie was called from our midst to be useful and do work for the Bank of McCook. Mr. A. is worthy of any position which may be intrusted to his care. Bishop Graves At Meeker's Hall. On Sunday , February 1st , the Epis copal Bishop of this diocese will con duct services at Meeker's Hall. Dr. Graves was appointed to Nebraska from Minneapolis , Minn. , where for many years he had been rector of one of the leading churches. His reputation as a public speaker and an earnest , wise worker for good had preceded him , and since his consecration as bishop of western Nebraska he has shown mark ed executive ability as well as eloquence of the quiet convincing order in the work of the church which has been ac complished and much begun under his administration. It is to be hoped that he will be greeted by a good congrega tion on the occasion of his visit to Mc Cook , and all persons attending may ho assured that they will be amply reward ed by the service and the sermon. WANTED. A young lady wants a place to work for board. Wishes to spend spare time in study. Will expect privilege of hav ing teacher come to the house. Address , T. W. BENJAMIN , Lock Box 484. McCook , Neb , 'Under the Hat. ' It is mentioned under the hat , that the deputy secretary of state will come from Hastings. Hastings Democrat. The handsome blond of the Hastings Democrat Charlie Wahlquist a clever fellow of large observation , has been making a personal investigation of the delicate matter , and gives to the world inside information concerning the very latest thing in garters : "The latest thing in garters , and by the by , garters are a question of great importance now adays , has for a clasp a barred gate which fastens just in the centre ; enam eled on this is a small dog , and on the other side is the funny inscription , "No trespassing allowed. " THE TRIBUNE wants the people of this section to do some hard thinking and tall figuring on the South Side irri gation ditch project. It is perhaps the most practical scheme in view. More land can be covered for the outlay of money and labor than by any proposed canal of equal length. Xo where can better results be hoped for or accom plished. If there is any health in us the South Side ditch should be a < * o. The proposition made byT.J. Brom- ficld , the Grand Island beet sugar man. at a small gathering of citizens , last Saturday , did not commend itself to the favorable consideration , of most of those present'and ; perhaps its acceptance was not possible under our present laws. Prescriptions are compounded from the best drugs the market affords , "and with accuracy and promptness at CHENERY'S CITY DRUG STORE. At Joe Reizenstein's parlor you can at all times secure the best brands of cigars and tobaccosimported ordomcstic Lieb's Ryeningine Flap Jack prepar ation. POTTER & EASTERDAY.