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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (April 17, 1891)
Large Assortment !
Latest Designs !
Prices Way .Down !
Paints , Oils ,
A , McMILLEN ,
THE TRIBUNE leads for McCook as
McCook leads for the Valley.
Clean up !
CITY DRUG STORE.
Let us reason together.
Plant one hundred trees.
Family Groceries at Noble's.
Join hands with the irrigationists.
"Now is the time" to plant trees.
Staple and Fancy Groceries at Noble's.
Zealously labor for the S. 8. Ditch.
Assessor Ryan now holds the boards.
Wall Paper latest designs at Mc-
Try Knipple for fruits of all kinds.
Suppose we pull in a canning factory
as a trophy for 1891.
Try Knipple for staple and fancy
I ) i groceries. Union block.
Car of flour and feed just received at
A. T. Campbell & Co.'s.
The Windsor Tie the latest out
at the Eagle Clothing Store.
Remember Arbor day , next Wednes
day , and keep it not treeless.
Commissioner * meet in adjourned
session next Friday , April 24th.
S-i patent flour at
POTTER & EASTERDAY.
McCook should throw off the lethargy
of winter and help the south side ditch.
If you want a pair of nice slippers ,
see the Old Reliable , J. F. GANSCHOW.
The Eagle Clothing Store has the
only Genuine Dog Glove found in
1 The Eagle Clothing Store is already
exhibiting a splendid line of spring
Kapke , The Tailor , guarantees you
the lowest prices and the most stylish
and elegant clothing.
Crete flour has no superior and but
few equals. Knipple has just received
an entire car load of it
The complaint of the fault-finder
.that this season is to be a repetition of
last , has been laid in the dust.
Hanging and Stand Lamps at popu
lar prices 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
You may expect the Republican Val
ley to redeem itself , this year , with the
largest crop ever raised within its limits.
IN QUEENSWARE Noble carries
the largest assortment and the richest
designs of the season. His prices are
A strong , vigorous pull from all
Lands will do much towards forwarding
McCook's interests. We must have
A few days of warm weather now
and the farmers' joy will be complete
there will be grass. It is the need
of the hour.
Merchants report last Saturday as
being the most encouraging and satis
factory business day they have had in
Groceries , fruits , confectioneries and
the like must be fresh and clean to be
desirable. Knipple makes a specialty
of these points.
Monday's rain was a soaker and alto
gether lovely. If the weather clerk
keeps up his lick Western Nebraska
will smile once more.
Are You In It ?
N That is to say : Do you want to buy ,
rent or trade for a barn. If so call on
or'address E. LINDNER , McCook.
L. W. Mc ONNELL & CO. have
jist received a large invoice , of
If all Paper , embracing Emboss
ed and Plain Gilts and Bronzes ,
Hand.Mades , GlimmersWhites
and Browns , at prices to smit-the
takes. - '
Did Monday's rain find the holes it
your roof ?
Try Knipple for fruits of all kinds
An occasional prairie fire illumines
the nightly horizon.
The "get there" spirit of McCook is
on deck as of yore.
Gold dollars for ninety cents at the
Eagle Clothing Store.
The road to opulence lies kpee-deep
through printer's ink.
Try Knipple for staple and fancy
groceries. Union block.
Tramps are making their spring ap
pearance in increasing numbers.
Knipple has just received H car loac
of the celebrated Crete Mills flour.
Farmers come und buy a pair of $1.00
Plow Shoes. J. F. GANSCHOW.
McCook should never relax in any
effort to secure honorable promotion.
Pure fresh buckwheat at
POTTER & JBASTERDAY'S.
A young grandson of John McCorkle
was buried in the cemetery , Wednesday.
In Wall Paper you will find newest
styles and lowest prices at McMillen's
There has been quite an exodus of a
temporary nature Den ver-wardthis , week.
In Wall Paper you will find newest
styles and lowest prices at McMillan's.
White and Figured Windsor Ties
all the rage at the Eagle Clothing
JS-LAD1ES ! If you want a nice ,
dress-up shoe see GANSCHOW , The Old
All the popular brands of cigars at
Reizenstein's parlor , next door to the
There are nearly 4,000 U. S. land
patents uncalled for in the McCook
Noble carries a large and complete
stock of the best brands of canned
joods of all kinds.
Come and buy a pair of $2.50 kid
shoes. They do please. J. F. GAN
SCHOW sell. " them.
The premonitory symptoms of a good
crop season are very general but not in
the least alarming.
SSP The City Drug Store can inter
est you in anything usually kept by a
irst-class drug store.
See Knipple in his new quarters in
; he Union block. Everything nice in
Fruits , groceries , etc.
Noble , the leading grocer , makes a
specialty of fresh , clean family grocer
ies. He will treat you right.
Do you want the latest and best and
cheapest ? Well , they keep a large
variety at the Eagle Clothing Store.
Noble is the only exclusive grocer in
; he city. His stock is the largest and
lis prices correspond with the times.
The remains of Frank Stocklasa , Sr. ,
aged 63 years , were interred in Longview -
view cemetery , Thursday of last week.
Money is scarce and times are hard ,
is the reason I buy my shoes at
With the advent of spring , McCook
society seems to be throwing off the
ethargy which has clung so tenaciously
: o it all winter.
The Eagle Clothing Store is in the
clothing business. They will dress you
up handsomely and stylishly , and do it
at a very reasonable figure.
It is a little unseasonable , but the
upoliticianer" is already in the traces
and training for the fall races. Track
kite shaped with a string to it.
The Cash Bargain House makes an
announcement , this week , through the
columns ot THE TRIBUNE , which will
enterestthe purchasing public. Readit.
These are times which require all
men to stand together shoulder to
shoulder as brothers and work manful-
y and intelligently for the common
The average citizen may be found
Wanting trees , cleaning up the lawn ,
incovering the strawberry bed , laying
sidewalk , and otherwise improving this
ine and welcome weather.
There's too much of a spirit of "self"
among our citizens and' business men
generally for this to become a great
city. A union of spirit and sentiment
among them is what is needed most to
mild up and boom the town along.
The 5 per cent , penalty for adver-
ising and selling lands for delinquent
taxes has been abolished by a bill with
an emergency clause.'Hereafter 20 per
cent , per annum to the purchaser of
the tax title and the cost of advertising
will be the penalty.1 *
The blind may see ,
The mute may talk ,
, The deaf may hear
The maimed may walk ,
And Johnnie may have the possess-
on of his gun ; but the , time will never
come when you can bay first-class cloth-
ng at the low prices obtainable at the
DAOLS CLOTHING STORE.
Crete flour , the beat in the market ,
* * * * * ' * * "
at Koippfo * .
A good farm , no incumbrance , to sel
or exchange for McCook real estate.
A. E. HILL , Falls City , Neb.
We understand that McCook wil
have but four saloons , coming year
W. M. Lewis being the one announces
Wednesday morning , V. Franklin auc
Jack Bullard set out for Chicago with
a shipment of cattle , five car loads
They are the cattle which Jas. Wriphi
has been feeding.
Monday morning , Rev. Father Hickey
of St. Patrick's church of our city unit
ed in marriage Mr. Morris Cliggett ol
Pittsburg , Kansas , and Miss Cecelia
Grier of Trenton , Nebraska.
McCook people are not unmindfu
of that feeling of reciprocity which
forms a friendly link between them anc
the world's producers. On with the
South Side Irrigation Ditch !
Note the fact that THE TRIBUNE has
for its frontispiece McCook's chiefest
interest its railroad department. In
the language of the bard don't let a
cathedral fall"on you before you " .grab
a root. "
We are pained to learn of the death ,
yesterday , of one of Clerk District Court
Phillips' children at Indianola. The
funeral took place , this morning. THE
TRIBUNE tenders its heartfelt condo
Ten or fifteen thousand acres of
land under proper cultivation with irri
gation will mean mere to McCook than
the realization of all the willow-o-the-
wisps we have blindly followed for the
past nine years.
The publisher hereof holds in con
tempt anything like cheap buncombe ,
and despises that miserable creature ,
the circulation liar , but when it is a
question of the largest and best circula
tion in McCook , THE TRIBUNE wants
it to be distinctly and unmistakably
understood that "we are in it for keeps. "
The thousands of dollars which will
be spent in labor on the G. H. Meeker
Irrigation Ditch will come to this sec
tion at an opportune time , and should
stimulate the laborer , as well as the
farmer and business man , to do his level
3est for the proposed ditch. There
should not be a dissenting voice in voting
ing bonds to assist the enterprise.
The progressive element of McCook
is strongly in the ascendency. At
tempted obstruction only delays while
not preventing the carrying out of the
many projects of development. Get
together on a common .platform , drop
personal schemes , go in for the public
good , and push the city right up among
the state's leading cities. That's the
In voting bonds , as in other business
matters , THE TRIBUNE holds it to be a
good rule first to determine whether
the object to be assisted is practical
and profitable. If it will pay it is
) usiness-hke and eminently sensible to
encourage the enterprise. Irrigation
pays and is profitable. Of proof of
this statement the world is full of the
most conclusive sort.
McCook , as well as the farmers whose
ands are covered by the ditch , will in
due season reap a golden harvest from
the proposed enterprise , and all who
want to establish a prosperous com
munity almost at nur door , and who
lave the upbuilding of the country and
city truly at heart , should lend a help-
ng hand and voice in pushing this ditch
to final and complete success.
THE TRIBUNE has but one policy
t is for the whole city. It is a friend
of every business interesfcof every bank-
ng interest , of every real estate inter
est , for the lender and the borrower ,
he employer and the employee , the
'armer and the merchant for every-
hing and everybody that will promote
larmony , solidity , prosperity , and the
advancement of the city as the metro-
lolis and commercial center of all
western Nebraska. Every citizen of
VlcCook is invited to stand on this plat-
Says a prominent citizen of McCook ,
and a man of means , "THE TRIBUNE is
on the right track in talking up the
South Side Irrigation Ditch project. It is
he biggest thing our people can take
i old of and is worth most to the city. "
Citizen No. 2 chimes in , "and there
will be no difficulty in floating the
jonds for it , because .of its value for
rrigation as well as increase in valua-
ion.of land. " These expressions rep
resent a general sentiment as far as
he project is understood.
The editor's vocabulary is his stock
in trade , the constant expansion of his
knowledge and application of worda
should be his aim. It requires dili
gent study and close application to al
ways have at command the felicitous
word that will give force , beauty and
symmetry to a phrase or sentence. The
scholar will use a thousand different
words in writing a single article , while
the less accomplished contributor treat
ing of the same subject , at the same
length , will have at his command no
more than 200. Better be called ped
ant und a phrasemonger than a driveler ,
who , while feeling the pressure of in
spiration , is unable to unravel , in forci
ble expression , the profound thoughts
that are crowding his mind. It is not
so much what you say as how you say
it. Upon entering the field of journal
ism you do so knowing there is no vir
gin thought untouched , no field to work
but where some one has been before ,
and as you cannot evolve that which is
new , you can word , paint and freshen
with artistic touch old things and make
them new , by having at your command
an endless vocabulary free from re
petition , blending symmetry , terseness
and versatility , until the superficial
reader forgets the lofty sentiment , and
learns to repeat like a parrot for the
beauty of sound , while the more pro
found thinker will treasure it up as an
epigram worthy to be preserved.
At a meeting of the county commis
sioners , Monday , the boundary line of
Willow Grove precinct was moved 2
miles farther south , the land added
being taken out of Valley Grange pre
cinct. This places within Willow Grove
precinct about 6,000 acres of land which
will be more or less under the C. H.
Meeker Irrigating Ditch. Now then let
us keep this ball n-rolling. This ditch
should be ready to furnish water for
irrigation purposes this season. By
proper and reasonable encouragement it
can be secured. Last year we expend
ed nearly $2,000 to secure a ditch and
then allowed a neighboring town to
walk off with the tempting plum. We
now have another golden opportunity ,
which MUST NOT BE MISSED. McCook
should give this enterprise undivided
and hearty support. THE TRIBUNE
hopes that no man , however large or
small his holdings or influence , will be
Pound to place any obstacle in the way
of voting bonds to aid this splendid and
promising project. McCook must lead
in this important matter.
Some time ago THE TRIBUNE sug
gested the idea of organizing a real es
tate exchange. The suggestion was not
made because all other cities in the
state of any importance are so organiz
ed , but because it would seem to be an
excellent move. McCook must neces
sarily advertise if it builds up and de-
velopes , and an exchange operated dis
cretely and thoroughly would be the
jest known agency. What do our real
estate men say to the project ? There
is no country or locality on God's green
earth that is more desirable than .this
very city and this very country , and if
the merits can be properly placed be-
? ore the enquiring world the effects
must be grand. Who will take the ini-
) iative and set the project on its feet.
McCook must advertise and now is the
accepted time and the day of our salva
THE TRIBUNE feels that all our ef-
orts should now be directed upon the
rrigation ditch proposed. Let us
make one grand , harmonious , concen
trated and persistent effort to secure
something which will be of lasting ben
efit to all ; which will make it possible
or the farmer to make more than an
existence ; which will build up a pros-
icrous colony of tillers of the soil in
our very midst. A prosperous farming
community means a growing city. IF
there is any one duty that McCook has
over looked ibis the encouragement of
agriculture and the aiding in the devel
opment of the surrounding country.
Phis is her opportunity to give a master
stroke in this needed direction.
The death of their son , Byron , Tues-
lay , was a sad blow to Mr. and Mrs. J.
3yron Jennings , and 'all loving hearts
n MoCook are instinctively touched
with sympathy for them in their ser
row. A few days ago their little son
was suddenly stricken down on the street
with what developed into a malignant
type of scarlet fever , and despite all
efforts made for his recovery , death en
sued on Tuesday morning. The burial
took place on the afternoon of Wednes-
tay , being necessarily more or less pri
vate by reason of the nature of the
Noble , The Grocer. .
For the benefit of those who arc with
out a recent copy of the School Laws I
would state that the annual meeting
is to be held the last Monday in June ,
this year June 29th , and the census is
to be taken within ten days before that
time. Blanks will be sent out to di
rectors the first of May.
We have an excellent Text-book
Law which will take effect in June. It
is made compulsory upon each district
board of country or city to contract
with a publisher for such books as are
needed at pric.es not to exceed those
granted to any other district , county ,
or state in the United States. Books
are to be furnished free to the pupils
who are to be held responsible for the
proper care of said books. The State
Superintendent must furnish a form of
contract for each district. Every pub
lisher must file a bond with the State
Superintendent before any contract will
April 22nd brings us to Arbor Day.
Let us workfully and joyfully celebrate
it. It is a festival only nineteen years
old , yet in the time some 700,000 acres
of trees , in Nebraska , have been planted
by human hands. Ex-Governor Mor
ton was the originator of this beautiful
anniversary that "faces the future. "
This good custom has spread rapidly to
other stateathirty-sevcn having adopted
it. Through the literary exercises con
nected with it , the festival has become
one ot great educational value. It not
only gives to the young a greater fam
iliarity with the characteristics and uses
of trees , but also a better knowledge of
the finest thoughts of the finest thinkers :
"If the trees go , men must decay. "
"Whosoever works for the forests ,
works for the happiness and perman
ence of our civilization. "
"One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man ,
Of moral evil and of good
Than all the sages can. "
ELIZA G. NETTLETON.
A Charming Reception Party.
That the guests ( for an evening ) of
Miss Mary Myers , one of McCook's
jolliest girls and an everpopularhostess ,
will be highly entertained is but the
necessary sequence of an invitation.
Such , indeed , was happily verified again
at the card party and social reception
given to her sister , Miss Ada , of Beatrice ,
who has been her guest for the past
two weeks , at the residence of Dr. and
Mrs. B. B. Davis , Tuesday evening.
Those who helped record the evening's
joyousness and jollity on one of the
brightest pages of McCook's social his
tory ( besides the Misses Myers ) were :
Miss Josephine Bullard and Miss Sara
Lowman ; Dr. C. H. Jones , Mr. U. J.
Warren , Mr. J. T. Bullard , Jr. , and Mr.
W. S. Kimmell.
At an appropriate hour light refresh
ments were served in a very tasty and
Donations for Red Willow.
NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , April 12.
[ Special to the Bee. ] General Van
Wyck and wife , last night , entertained
a large number of neighbors and friends
at their country home in Wyoming pre
cinct. J. F. Black of Red Willow , who
was present and who is raising money
and seed for the Red Willow sufferers ,
was given $75 , or its equivalent. Mr.
Van Wyck's precinct is the most liberal
one in the county when it comes to
CONGREGATIONAL Rev. H. S. Mac-
Ajeal of Cambridge will occupy the
pulpit both morning and evening.
METHODIST Rev. P. S. Mather will
jonduct services , morning and evening ,
April Weather Forecasts.
14 to 20 Fair , then showers , a slight
snow , and heavy rains.
21 to 25 Very showery , followed
with heavy rains.
26 to 30 Milder weather , warm and
Flowers I Flowers 11
I have just received a large invoice
of house and bedding plants. Call and
see them at the store.
MRS. J. L. GRAY , McCook.
West Dennison street.
Farmers , Don't Raise Smutty Wheat ,
When for about one cent per bushel
you can treat , your seed wheat with
Blue Vitriol. Chenery , at the City
Drug Store sells it at bed rock prices.
FOR RENT : Building now occupied
by M. E. Knipple , after April 1st. In-
buire of H."W. Cole.
8 to 18
Per Cent. Cheaper Than
Any. This is no
( Romance of
$4.00 hand turned shoe.
$3.50 hand turned shoe ,
$2.50 Fine Kid Shoe ,
$2.00 Fine Kid Shoe ,
Are World Beaters !
( Prices Unequaledfor the
Newest , Most Fash *
ionable & ( Best.
No City in Nebraska Can Show
a More Healthly Condition.
A mistaken view of McCook's finan
cial condition is held by some. And in
order to correct this wrong impression
we take satisfaction in presenting the
figures. They are given by City Treas
urer Ballew and are officially correct :
BALANCE IX CITY
General Fund , S 8.16
Occupation Fund , 19.01
Water Fund , 408.63
Firemen's Fund 374.58
TOTAL BALANCE , S810.93
BALANCE IN SCHOOL
Salary and Contingent Fund , ( over
drawn ) 3 18.48
McCracken Fund , 100.00
TOTAL BALANCE , S 81.52
There are outstanding and registered
warrants against the city and school
district about $1,500. And as against
this there are some $4,000 due the city
and school district from 1890 unpaid
taxes. Furthermore the city will short
ly receive $2,000 from saloon licenses ,
the school district a similar amount.
While the June apportionment will
soon swell the school fund about $500.
These figures indicate conclusively that
our financial affairs are in splendid shape.
Gone io Her Reward.
Wednesday of this week , Annie , daughter
of C. P. Viland of Quick , passed out of this
life Into a brighter land. Tbe deceased was
twelve rears of age. Her death was caused
by an old and complicated throat trouble.
She died contented and happy in the triumphs
of a living faith. As she expressed it , she was
but"goinghome to receive her crown. " The
remains were lovingly laid away in Mother
Earth in Garden Prairie cemetery near Quick ,
on the 17th instant , Friday. In the sad loss of
their dear one , Mr. Viland and family have
the profound sympathy of a largo number of
friends and neighbors , whose hearts go out
to them in this their hour of sorrow. Peace
be with them. JDNIDS.
W. H. Launing and John M. Ragan of this
city have issued circulars calling the demo
crats to meet in this city May 1st to take
some action to counteract the ill effect of the
Boyd veto. J. S. LeHew of McCook , chair
man of the state democratic committee , re
fuses to sign his name to any call to that end.
Mr. LeHew says that the democrats who are
opposed to the veto have as yet given no
proof why the bill should not have been
vetoed. Hastings Nebraskan.
Til tit medical writers claim that the suc
cessful remedy for nasal catarrh most be nonIrritating -
Irritating- , easy of application , and one that
will reach all the remote sores and ulcerated
surfaces. The history of the efforts to treat
catarrh during the past obliges us to admit
that only one remedy has met these condi
tions and that is Ely's Cream Balm. This
pleasant remedy has mastered catarrh as
nothing else has ever done , and both physi
cians and patients freely concede this fact.
Ibe more dlatreulor symptoms yield to it
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