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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1892)
By F. M. KIMMELL.
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IT is significant that the popu
lists did not carry a single south
ern state. The solid south re
mains unbroken. This is food for
reflection , bitter reflection.
THE democrats who are now in
control of the state of Alabama
propose to do away with the bulk
of the colored vote by remitting
the taxes of poor people who can
prove that they have not voted at
preceding elections. This is some-
new and neat in bribery , and the
triumphant democracy is very
sure that it will win. The way to
meet this kind of business is to base
the representation in congress up
on the vote cast and not the popu
lation found by the enumerators.
The south will never be represent
ed in congress properly until some
arrangement of this kind is made. If
the colored man is not good enough
to vote , the white men of the south
ought not to use him as a means
of stuffing their congressional dele
INSURANCE companies doing bus
iness in Nebraska will be interest
ed in the verdict rendered at Ne
braska City giving a party whose
property was only partially burned
the full amount for which it was
insured. This is the first case un
der the valued policy law passed
by the last legislature , and the
verdict is unquestionably in accord
with the intent of the legislature.
The act is very clear and explicit
in its terms , and it was passed as
a necessary protection to insurers ,
who formerly were largely at the
mercy of the insurance companies.
Now if a company takes a risk it
does so with the full knowledge
that it may have to pay what the
policy calls for , regardless of the
actual amount of damage. It can
do as it pleases in assuming the
risk , but it cannot settle on its
own terms. Bee.
IT is interesting to read in the
special dispatches from Washing
ton that Mr. Cleveland feels that
he was elected bv the votes of republicans -
publicans , and intends to so con
duct himself as to send his name
ringing down the ages as the only
man who has dared to defy his
party andjbe the president of the
whole nation and not the patron
age dispenser of any faction of
the people. It is related that he
intends allowing office holders
who have been efficient to fill out
thier terms , and in cases where
especial fitness has been shown ,
and no offensive partisanship has
been manifested , the republican
will actually be reappointed. This
is not printed to discourage any
of the democratic friends of the
Journal who are confidently look
ing in the directed of the national
capital. It is inserted merely as
a sample of excellent imaginative
work For a dull season the
Washington correspondents are
doing remarkably well. Journal.
THE point which Has been rais
ed concerning the nativity of Mrs.
Lease is an ignoble device of the
adversary to defeat the senatorial
aspirations of that enterprising
and intrepid lady. Mrs. Lease is
a simon-pure American. She was
born in Pennsylvania long enough
ago to render her eligible , so far
as the question of age is qoncerned ,
to Mr. Perkin's seat. She is of
Irish extraction , and there is just
u sufficient amount of Celtic blood
circulating through her arterial
system to render her prompt in
repartee and to impart a fervid
eloquence to her discourse when
she warms up to her subject. Be
sides , if her keen eyes had first
beheld the light in distant Erin ,
that would not stand in the way of
her , ambition. Senator Beck of
Kentucky was born in Scotland.
Senator Pasco of Florida was
born in England ; Senator McMil-
lon of Michigan was born in
Canada , and other instances could
be cited going to show that the
attempt to disqualify Mrs. Lease
OH the fictitious plea of foreign
birth , is a weapon formed against
heir by the enemy which cannot
HOGGING THE BUSINESS.
IT rests with the railroads o :
the United States , and especially
those in this section , to say wheth
er the great fair of next year shal
be a magnificent success cr only i
moderate one. Apparently th <
managers have resolved in favo ]
of the latter. The passengei
agents are reported to have deter
mined to pinch the largest possi
ble amount of money for the leas
practical service to the people whc
travel over their lines to and from
the fair. In other words the }
have decided upon the policy o ]
"hogging the business , " squeezing
out of it the lust dollar that can be
realized , and this without refer
ence to the danger that sucli o
course would damage the fair , re
strict their own revenues , and call
down upon them a universal con
demnation as conscienceless grab
bers. Chicago Tribune.
EVIDENTLY they have faith
down in Georgia in the promise of
the democratic party to repeal the
tax on state bank issues , and are
preparing for it. A bill has been
introduced in the legislature to al
low state banks to issue notes , the
law to take effect as soon as the
governor is notified that congress
has repealed the tax. Undoubted
ly every southern state will follow
the example of Georgia , for it was
that section which inspired the
plank in the democratic national
platform demanding the repeal of
the tax on state bank notes , and
the desire of that section will be
uomplyed with by democratic con
gress. That Mr. Cleveland would
approve a measure repealing the
tax there can be no doubt and the
restoration of state bank currency
in the near future can be regarded
is assured. Bee.
A PROMINENT authority in New
fork says that there is evidence
; hat but little wheat is left in the
lands of farmers in consequence
) f the recent heavy crop movement
ind that prices are nearly at the
ow level. It is certainly time for
; he bottom to have been reached
md it is to be hoped that the pre-
liction is Avell founded. Bee.
E. L. LAYCOCK , PROPRIETOR.
THE railroads do not seem dis
posed to deal very liberally with
the persons who propose to visit
the World's fair. A 25 per cent
reduction is not as heavy a cut as
is usually made when a political
convention is in session or a
iraternal order holds its annual
gathering. The assumption , no
doubt , is that the passenger move
ment will be BO great anyhow that
the railroads can afford to dictate
; heir own terms , but it is just
possible that the high rate of fare
inay make many a person who
would otherwise have gone to
Chicago stay home next year.
THE MACHINIST'S BALL.
It Was Largely Attended and
There was a large and enthusiastic
gathering of people in attendance upon
the dance held in Menard's opera house
last evening , by the independent asno
ciation of machinists of our city. 'Ihe
universal verdict is , too , that it was
araon-i the most delightful affairs o :
the kind held in McCook in many
The hall was appropriately and quite
tastefully decorated for the occasion
with bunting , mottoes etc. , the effect
being accentuated by the powerful rays
of a number of locomotive headlights
A bounteous repast was spread in
the McEntee house and many enjoyec
the fine menu prepared.
Reizenstein's orchestra made the
music , which was of their usual excel
The members of the organization
may well ieel satisfied with the result of
their efforts to provide an evening of
At a recent meeting of the members
of the McCook club the following offi
cers and directors were elected for the
ensuing year : John Hatfield , presi
dent ; D. E. Bomgardner , vice-presi
dent ; C. F. Babcock , secretary ; George
Hocknell , treasurer ; directors , A.
Campbell , George Hocknell , John Hat-
field , J. E. Kelley , U. E. Bomgardner ,
S. L. Green , B. B. Davis , C. F. Babcock -
cock , L. W. McConnell.
Mr. Williams , a recent arrival from
Missouri , has commenced building a
frame dwelling on his farm near Perry
station It is after the 24x24 ft. stan
THE appointment of ex-Governor
AVilliam M. Stone of Town to be
commissioner to the land office ,
vice Carter , resigned , awards to
; he old lowan an honor which he
las thrice songht. He has been
assistant commissioner during
Garrison's administration and was
a candidate for the place when
Darter was appointed last year.
3e was governor of Iowa in the
early seventies and has been in
> olitics for forty years. Bee.
THERE are so many "granger"
conventions in session in various
parts of this country that it is
difficult to determine which is the
genuine national body of grangers.
It is certainly a sensible conven
tion , however , which is now meet
ing at Concord , N. H. , calling it-
sel the National Grange , and which
decided yesterday that farming
does pay. But who is this "Mr.
"Working of Nebraska , " who , in
the -face of our prosperity and the
late state election , has the hardi
hood to raise the calamity cry that
farming in this state doesn't pay ?
THE Seward Blade is for sale.
Established 1886. Strictly One Price.
FALL AND WINTER 92-93.
Famous Clothing Co ,
= SEE OUR IMMENSE LINE OF =
OVEECOATS AND ULSTERS ,
UNDERWEAR AND OVERSHIRTS ,
GLOVES AND HOSIERY ,
NECKWEAR AND MUFFLERS.
ASSORTMENT IS THE LARGEST
OUK PRICES THE LOWEST.
McGook , Neb , JONAS ENGEL , Manager.
ACCORDING to an English news
paper Baron Hirsch is the richest
man the world has ever known.
His income amounts to $30,000-
000 a year , and this means
a capital of about $500-
000,000. As he does not live
in the United States , our demo
cratic friends hardly know what to
say about this enormous fortune.
It certainly cannot be charged to
the wicked , immoral and indefen
sible system of protection. Jour
McKEiGHAN is a promising sen
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