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Jfy M|t®ook frib»?t.
By F. M. KIMMELL.
OFFICIAL CITY & COUNTY PAPER.
$1.60 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
ALL HOME PRINT.
How We Grow.
The following figures provided by
Agent Hulaniski, and with which we
have contrasted those given last year,
will give an idea of the growth of Mc
Cook and the business transacted at this
point. The increase, will it be noted, is
most gratifying in the bulk of business
handled, especially in the shipments of
grain and stock from this station. It
will also be observed that the amounts
given only cover the car lot transactions.
NO. OF CARS RKC’D. 1892. 189!.
Coal. 311 265
Lumber. 152 52
Beer. 38 20
Emigrant movables.. 30 17
Elour. 19 . 21
Agricultural impl’ts 17 .
Oil. 13 11
Stone. 13 .
Lime. 10 .
Furniture. 7 .
Salt. 9 .
Barb wire. 3 .
Canned goods. 3 2
Apples. 2 7
Horses. . 9
NO. OF CARS FOR’D. 1892. 1891.
Wheat. 169 83
Corn. 156 41
Cattle. 144 66
Hogs. 92 21
Miscellaneous. 33 .
Rye. 29 27
Broom corn. 20.
Horses. 8 10
Coal. 6 .
F'lour. 3 .
Oats. 3 .
Flax. 2 .
Barley. 1 .
The above are eloquent figures indeed,
figures which 1S93 will largely increase
The McCook Electric Light Co.
The annual meeting of the McCook
Klectric Light Co. was held, Tuesday
of this week, the choice of officers and
directors falling upon the present incum
bents without one change. The meeting
was a harmonious one, and disclosed the
fact that the affairs of the company are
in satisfactory shape and competent
We have one of the finest electric
lighting plants in Nebraska, and outside
of Omaha and Lincoln one of the very
few all-night systems in the state, if not
the only one. So well conducted is the
plant that break-downs are unheard of,
the McCook plant having a marvelous
record for the round year ending Decem
ber 2 2d last of not having one light out
within the twelve months. No plant in
the state can equal the record.
Two young sharpers were taken from
passenger train No. 6, Wednesday even
- ing, by Marshal Dwyer. They were
shortly afterwards released, however,
as the victim of their wiles refused to
prosecute. It appears that the “greeny”
suggested playing the game ‘of cards
which resulted in his bank account being
diminished about $50, although at first
he won some small amounts, as is usually
the case. Conductor Frank Kendlen
wired the police here of the transaction.
The sharpers made no effort to evade ar
rest, as stated in a sensational special to
the Bee, but quietly left town at the first
opportunity after their release from
The Iarmers meeting on \\ ednesday
was not as successful as it might have
been had the date not unfortunately fal
len upon the same time the annual meet
ing of the state agricultural society was
held at Lincoln, which necessarily kept
Governor Furnas ami Supt. Hartley of
the Nebraska forestry exhibit away.
The Tribune understands that the
lease of the Commercial house embraces
the sale of the furniture also, and that F.
H. Elliott will be associated with Mr.
Etter in the enterprise. The boys will
make a spanking team and no mistake.
Sendees in the Meeker hall, Sunday
morning, by the Baptists and Congrega
tionalists. Union services in the Metho
dist church in the evening. Regular
sen-ices in the morning at the Methodist
church by the pastor.
It is stated that Jos. Reizenstein will
retire from the retail tobacco business
with the close of this month, and that
he will conduct his cigar manufactory in
basement of E. L. Laycock’s building af
ter February ist.
David Berryer arrived from LaPlatte,
Mo., Tuesday night, with a car load of
effects. He will rent a farm here, this sea
son, perhaps the Trowbridge farm in
This matter of paving the gutters of
Main avenue should be agitated to a
successful result. The people on the lots
effected are in the main in favor of the
Remember the meeting of the county
agricultural society at Indianola on Sat
urday, February 4th, at i o’clocEin the
Reserved seats at the usual place.
Don’t miss hearing “Eii.”
The court calendar for 1893 is in an
other column, this issue.
W. C. LaTourette drew the parlor suit
in Nate Crawford’s raffle.
It takes about 4,000 tons of ice to keep
McCook cool through the summer.
Is your name printed there? In the
list of patents to be found elsewhere in
Three ballots have been taken forUnited
States Senator and the result is beyond
Mr. Butcher of Greeley county, this
state, Wednesday, purchased a farm a few
miles south of this city.
Our real estate dealers are to be com
mended for one redeeming feature at
least; they deal in nothing but home
J. S. Bell of Champion, says the Im
perial Enterprise, is reported to be the
latest applicant for the receivership of
the McCook land office.
Eli Perkins (Melville D. Landon) will
lecture at the opera house on January
24th. Subject, “The philosophy of wit
and humor and how to cause laughter.”
How many of the farmers of the old
eastern states are ready to come to Ne
braska? If they don’t come pretty soon,
a farm will cost as much here as there.
Engineer G. R. Oyster has bought the
right to sell the burners in Red Willow
county. If they fill the high claims made
for them, there ought to be a ready sale
for the article.
Ex-County Treasurer Doyle so badly
mangled two fingers in a com sheller,
Tuesday evening, at his place up on the
Willow, that Dr. Davis had to amputate
them on Wednesday morning.
This lecture of Eli Perkins has been
the sensation of the year. It is full of
philosophy, eloquent oratory and start
ling thoughts, and keeps the audience
thinking and laughing for two hours.
City politics are already being forced
upon the public thought and attention,
although April is quite remotely in the
future. Prospects and indications are
that the coming city election will be a
All those who turned over a new leaf
on January first, 1893, and are now turn
ning it back to look at the pictures, will
please rise to their feet. As the greater
portion of the congregation is standing,
tile services will close by singing America.
The Knights of Maccabees will hold
an important session in Meeker hall on
Tuesday evening next, to which all mem
bers are urged to be present. The cer
tificates have arrived and will be dis- j
tributed to the members at this meeting,
and a full attendance is therefore very
Our eastern friends may receive the
information with several grains of salt,
but it is nevertheless a cold, clammy
fact that some spring wheat has already
been sown in Red Willow county. John
E. Helm of Red Willow being among
the number who took advantage of the
fine weather, last week.
An exchange says that down in Mis
souri there is a toper, who when he gets
full, insists on paying his subscription
to his town paper and that he is now
paid up to the year 1926. The Tribune
has ordered seventy-five barrels of that
particular brand of whiskey, and the
same will be placed on draught at this
Word has reached Lincoln of an acci
dent to General Dilworth, of Hastings,
commander of the department of Ne
braska G. A. R., which will prevent him
from visiting posts and installing officers.
While riding a horse he was thrown and
severely- injured, but is improving at an
encouraging rate.—Wednesday’s Journal.
The steeple hat for men shows signs
of popularity with certain classes. Stee
ple-pointed caps, sometimes four feet in
height, came into fashion in Italy and
France in 1483. They fitted the head,
ran to a sharp point above, and at the
end the veil was fastened. It is hoped
that the pointed and towering hats of
today will not go to this extreme.
It not being generally known that
there is such an organzation in McCook
is an A. O. U. W. brass band and or
chestra, we take this means to acquaint
the public with the fact, and also to an
nounce their intention of giving a ball in
Menard’s opera house on the evening of
[anuary 26th, for the benefit of the band
md orchestra. All are invited. A good
time is guaranteed. Music by our own
orchestra, Mr. Radtke, musical director,
rickets one dollar. For sale by mem
bers of the band. 34-2ts.
Speaking of Red Willow county’s ex
hibit at the com show, the Lincoln
foumal has the following complimentary
remarks to offer: “The east half of the
center table is occupied by Red Willow
county’s exhibit, in charge of William
Coleman, of McCook. Mr. Coleman has
a very fine individual display, and then
the county display of about forty varieties
is entered for the prize of $25 for the lar
gest number of varieties from any coun
ty west of the 100th meridian. The com
is of fine quality, though with thicker
cobs than that from most eastern coun
ties. Some sod com of excellent quality
that went forty bushels to the acre is a
sample product of virgin prairie.”
Eli Perkins will begin the lecture at
8 o’clock and continue until some one
requests him to stop.
The mercury was down to zero on
Monday morning—a few thermometers
registering a degree or two below.
Oysters are out of sight, by reason of
the severe weather east, and resultant
high price of the succulent bivalves.
About the only fellows in this section
of Nebraska who did not go in to Lin
coln, Monday night, didn’t have the re
quisite paste board.
It is proposed to try the coal oil gas
burners in the heating of the east ward
school house. Burners for that purpose
have already been ordered.
Four wagon loads of lumber went out
to Frontier county, Saturday, for David
Bellamy’s new residence and barn, now
in course of construction.
Word from Danbury announces that
C. H. Oman, who is sick with typhoid
fever, is getting along quite favorably.
The report of his death was a mitake.
The Tribune is sincerely pained to
learn that Judge Cochran contemplates
changing his field of usefulness to south
ern climes, and is offering his property
here and elsewhere for sale.
The Workmen are endeavoring heroic
ally to increase their already numerous
membership. The prospects are favor
able for the contemplated building en
terprise to succeed, this summer.
Trainer Harrison sports the finest and
only pneumatic tire speed sulky in this
section of Nebraska. It cost him a cool
$250. Mr. Troxel is thinking of buying
a pair of pneumatic wheels for his sulky.
By actual computation there are at
this present writing an even 4,000 super
fluous dogs within the incorporated lim
its of the city of McCook. Let the dog
killer get in his perfect work, and all
good citizens will applaud.
The man that waves the banner doesn’t
always lead the host. The man that
talks the fastest doesn’t always say the
most. The colt that kick’s the highest
doesn’t pass the winning post. And you
may mark it down.—Walt Mason.
The Trowbridge farm out near Perry
has been purchased by Thomas W. Lew
is of Dubuque, Iowa. Consideration
$2,000. Mr. Lewis will have some im
provements made on the buildings, and
expects to rent the property during the
Marsh Phillippi writes from Illinois
that he is up to his chin in snow, and
that it has been so cold ever since his ar
rival in the Sucker state that he lias
hardly been able to get around at all in
his missionary work. Oil, what a differ
ence in Nebraska.
January is known throughout the
shopping world as the linen month of
the year. It is now that the counters
throughout the city are covered with
new goods, and the prudent housewife
examines her stores and replenishes her
stock from the fulness of the market.
We understand that the half mile
track here will either be thoroughly
overhauled and placed in shape in the
spring, or another track, possibly a mile
track, will be made. There is a prob
ability that speed interests will look up
considerably in this section the coming
Prospective candidates, and the slate
makers generally, are anxious to know
whether or not Mr. Charles T. Brewer
will stand again for the mayoralty, com
ing spring. All official announcement,
soon, might relive some burdened souls
and clarify the atmosphere of municipal
politics a little.
The Commercial house has been leased
for a period of two years by Mr. Johns
ton to Geo. L. Etter, who for a number
of years past has been the popular chief
clerk of that elegant hostelrie. It is ex
pected to make the transfer on March
i st. Mr. Johnston will devote his time
to farming and to the stock business.
The publishers of Red Willow county
formed a publishers’ association, last
Saturday at Indianola, to promote their
general welfare, with William Smith of
the Bartley Inter-Ocean as president; E.
J. Mitchell of the Indianola Courier as
vice-president; F. M. Kimmell of The
Tribune as secretary and treasurer. The
next meeting of the association will be
held in McCook, Saturday, April 1st.
The Benefit ball, Tuesday evening,, at
tracted a fair crowd to the opera hall,
and the occasion was altogether a pleas
ant one. The music was provided by
the A. O. U. W. orchestra, a new candi
date for public favor, and their efforts
were withal very commendable. Prof.
Sutton and his peerless aggregation gave
a brief but delightful concert, in front of
the opera house preceeding the ball,
which attracted the usual and appreciative
audience. The proceeds of the ball were
quite satisfactory, however.
Pastor Stevenson went down to Kear
ney on No. 2, Monday morning, to at
tend the board meeting of the state Y.
P. S. C. E., returning home. Tuesday
night. The B. &. M. has been recom
mended by the board as the route to Chi
cago for all Endeavorers who propose
attending the great international En
deavor convention at Montreal, Canada,
July 9th to I2th, 1893. Mr. Stevenson
is planning for a large Endeavor con
vention to be held in our town some
time during the month of April, when
the state officers will be present to help.
Famous Clothing Co.
OUR THIRTEENTH REGULAR
♦♦ Winter floods Must eo. ♦♦
WE SHALL OFFER
Come, Look through our btock, and take
Advantage of this Opportunity.
McCook, Neb. JONAS ENGEL, Manager.
George hellew is in thecompany’semploy
now as car checker.
Superintendent Bayston was in the city,
today on business.
Banker Eubank of llayes Centre was a
city visitor, last evening.
Mrs. Free Thomas is visiting her sister
Jessie Koper at Cambridge.
George E. Thompson of Omaha arrived in
the city, last night, on business.
Miss Hannah McBride left for Illinois, this
morning, on a visit to old time friends.
Thomas D. Morgan and family were down
from Trenton, Wednesday, to take in the
farmers’ meeting, and to do some shopping
in this busy mart.
There will be a public installation of the J.
K. Barnes Post G.A.K., and Woman’s Belief
Corps on January 24th, 1893. Department
Commander, Department President and oth
ers from abioad will be present. All friends
of the Post and Corps especially invited.
Bv Or.DEit of Committee.
The man who drinks water instead of
budge, is unconsciously solving for others
the only dead sure method of suppress
ing the traffic ill tanglefoot. There are
many, oh so many, who would find the
experiment worth all it costs.
There were evidences of quite a fire,
yesterday afternoon, on the divide south
east of the city, but there are no tidings
from that section up to the time of go
ing to press, and the extent, damage
or character of the fire are consequently
Court Calendar. ,
Chase County:—March 27th. jury; June
30th, no jury: November 13, jursT.
Dundy County:—March 13th, jury; Septem
ber 5th, no jury; November 20tli, jury.
Frontier County:—April 3d.jury;Septem
ber 14th, no jury; November 6th jury.
Furnas County:—April 17th, jury; Septem
lltb, no jury: October 30th, jury.
Gosper County:—February 27th, jury; Sep
tember 1st, no jury :December 4th, jury.
Hitchcock County:—March 6th, jury; June
27th, no jury: October 23d, jury.
Hayes County:—April 24th. jury; Septem
temberSth, no jury: December 11th, jury.
Red Willow County:—May 8th, jury; Sep
tember 18th. no jury: December 18th, jury.
Dated at Cambridge, Neb., Jan. 1. 1893.
D. T. Welty. Dist. Judge 14th Jud. Dist.
List of Patents
Received nt the McCook land office January
Brissey Heury M McKee Joseph
Bush Robert Newell Samuel A
Collumburg Henry O'Neil Bernard the
Cook Henry heirs of
Cailigan Michael Phillipi Allen A
Connolly Patrick F Richards John
Denney Lyman D RiebardBon George H
Edwards Swithin Robbins William H
Fagan Charles E Schlick Jacob H
Gridley Andrus S Sevsrin Charles F
Hunter Gallant V Schmidt Philip
Hilliker Samuel F Taylor John W
May Richard Wolfe SilasC
Young Jarvis A
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