The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, January 27, 1893, Image 4

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The current number of the Ir
rigation Age contains a valuable
article on “Irrigation by the Use
of Windmills” from the pen of B.
A. McAllester, laud commissioner
of the Union Pacific railroad. His
attention was drawn to this method
of supplying the deficiencies of
nature in the semi-arid region
while attending the irrigation con
vention held at Salina, Kansas, in
September last. Believing that
there was something in the meth
od worth investigation, he immed
iately secured reports from all the
stations and laud agents of the
Union Pacific in the western coun
ties of Kansas and Nebraska and
the eastern counties of Wyoming
and Colorado.
r rom these sources he secured
the uames of over 200 farmers
who are successfully irrigating
their lands by means of miudmills,
and from these men he proceeded
to derive close and accurate in
formation about their methods and
the results reached. He gives a
record of the amount of water
raised, the amount required to
supplement the average rain fall
in the extreme western counties of
Kansas and Nebraska, and con
cludes that a few hundred dollars
invested in a reservoir, a well and
windmill will irrigate from ten to
fifteen acres, with no expense for
operation and a very slight out
lay for repairs. His conclusions
are stated in these paragraphs:
It is my opinion that the future
irrigation of the plains country is
to be largely carried on by means
of mindmill pumps. Each man
can, independent of his neighbors,
or any irrigation
company, and at a cost not exceed
ing $250, irrigate from ten to fif
teen acres of his quarter section,
and ten to fifteen acres
properly irrigated and
carefully cultivated is as much as
any one man ought to undertake
to cultivate under irrigation. On
this irrigated ground he can raise
those crops which will bring in
the best financial returns, and can
thereby insure himself and his
family sufficient income to more
than support them independent of
the fluctuations of the natural rain
fall. On the remaining portion of
his 1G0 acres he can raise by dry
farming, the same crops in charac
ter and amount as he is now get
ting, and two years out of three
he is bound to get magnificent
ciops from the non-irrigated land.
I am further convinced that it
ten acres out of each quarter sec
tion of the plains country were ir
rigated the resultant evaporation
from the necessary reservoirs, and
from the irrigated land, would so
disturb the existing climatic con
ditions that the long droughts
which are new liable to be exper
ienced would be permanently
broken up. and that the average
aunual rainfall instead of coming
at frequent periods and in heavy,
driving storms, always causing
more or less damage, would be ob
tained at frequent intervals, and in
the shape of gentle rains, which
would do the greatest amount of
good. The result would be that
from the non-irrigated land would!
be obtained each and every year J
fully as good crops as were obtain
ed in western Kansas a n d N e
braska in 1891 and 1892.
There is a great field for wind
mill irrigation in the w © s t e i n
counties of this state, and we look
forward with confidence to a time
when every farmer in the west will
provide himself with the means of
lighting the drought on at least
one corner of his farm, and thus
save himself from a crop failure,
no matter how unfavorable the
season may be.- Journal.
The Culbertson Era very feel
ingly warns its readers against its
Commissioners’ Proceedings.
Indianola, Nebraska,
January 12tb, 1894.
Hoard met pursuant to adjournment. Full
board present.
On motion the following claims were audit
ed and allowed:
J. 8. Modrell, hauling lumber and work
on bridge..— $ 5.25
J. 8. Modrell, annual settlement district
No. 7... 31.00
Patrick ('ashen, hauling lumber and
work on bridge. 3.00
Hoard continued examination of the county
treasurer's accounts during the day.
On motion board udjourncd to meet January
13th, 1894.
Attest: Samuel Young,
Geo. W. Roper, Clerk. Chairman.
Indianola, Nebraska,
Janaary 13th, 1894.
Hoard met pursuant to adjournment. Full
board present.
On motion the following claims were audit
ed and allowed:
O. Woods, work on roads. $ 3.00
T. 6. Graham, work on roads. 4.50
H. N. Graham, work on roads. 6.00
8. S. Graham, transportation for pauper
(Barber). 16.87
8. 8. Graham, assisting commissioners.... 34.20
F. M. Kimmell, bar dockets, etc. 27.75
F. M. Kimmell, blanks. 6.00
J. M. Short, meals fur ished jury. 6.00
Melvin H. Young, digging grave for T.
J. Malone. 1.50
W. O. Bond, clerk's fees in state versus
Williams . 13.53
E. K. Hanks, sheriff’s fees, state versus
Williams. 5.76
Charles Robertson, witness fee in state
versus Williams. 5.30
Frank Kellogg, witness fee in state ver
sus Williams —. 5.00
Ed. Ruby, witness fee iu state versus
Williams. 5.40
Carl Kube, witness fee in state versus
Williams... ... 5.20
Joseph Boss, witness fee in state versus
Williams. 5.00
Mark Durham, witness foe in state ver
sus Williams. 5.30
James Wingate, witness fee in state
versus Williams. 5.30
Columbus Wise, witness fee in state
versus Williams. 5.20
Due notice having been given that the board
would ou this day receive sealed bids for pub
lishing the commissioners’ proceedings, legal
notices, and delinquent tax list, during the
year 1894. The following bide were received
and opened:
Bid hy Indianoiu Courier:
For printing delinquent tax list one-half the
legal rate. For printing legal notices one-balf
rateallowed by law. For publishing commis
sioners' proceedings one-half legal rate.
By Iudepcudeut of Indianola:
For publishing commissioners' proceedings
and legal notices free, provided the Independ
ent is designated as the paper in which to pub
lish the delinquent tax list for this year.
By Independent Enterprise, McCook:
For publishing commissioners' proceedings
and all legal notices, free of cost. For pub
lishing tax list, legal rate.
By Times-Democrat, McCook:
For publishing commissioners' proceedings,
legal notices and delinquent tax list, at the
rate allowed by law—less 40 percent.
By McCook Tribune:
For publishing delinquent tax list one-third
legal rate. For publishing commissioners’
proceedings one-half cent a line. For publish
ing legal notices one cent a line.
On motion further consideration of bids laid
over until January ITth, 1894.
Board adjourned to meet January 16th, 1894
Attest: Samcel Yodng,
Geo.W. Koper, Clerk. Chairmau.
Indianola. Nebraska.
January 16tb, 1894.
Board met pursuant to adjournment.
Present Samuel Young and J. M. Thomas,
commissioners, and Geo. W. Koper, clerk.
On motion the following claim was audited
and allowed:
James Boatman, annual settlement dis
trict No. 36..* 19.00
Board continued examination of treasurer’s
accounts during tne day.
Board adjourned to meet January ITth, 1894.
Attest: Samuel Young.
Geo.W. Koper, Clerk. Chairmau.
Indianola, Nebraska,
January ITth, 1894.
Board met pursuant to adjournment. Full
board present.
On motion the following claim was uudited
and allowed:
Ed. Ruby, work on road.$ 6.00
In the matter of printing commissioners’
proceedings, legal notices and tax list during
year 1894. The board having given each bid
due consideration find that the bid of The
McCook Thibune to be the lowest and best
bid, aud on motion the contract for printing
tne commissioners' proceedings, legal notices
and delinquent tax list, during the year 1894,
is awarded to F. M. Kimmeli of The McCook
Thibune at the prices bid, viz: Publishing
delinquent tax list one-third the legal rate.
Priutiugthe comm.ssioners' proceedings one
hall cent a line. Printing legal notices for
county one cent a line.
Mr. Thomas voting no.
Board continued examination of treasurer’s
accounts during the day.
Board adjourned to meet January 18th, 1894.
Attest: Samuel Young,
Geo.W. Koper, Clerk. Chairmau.
Iudiunola, Nebraska.
January 18tb, 1894.
Board met pursuant to adjournment. Full
board present.
On motion tbe following official was appoin
ted to fill vacancy:
J. F. Hollins, overseer road district No. 10.
Petition of John Payton. John R. Young et
al. asking for the location of a public road
read and considered. The board find that al|
owners of land along the line of proposed road
have given consent in writing thereto, on mo
tion same is granted establishing a public
road as follows:
Commencing at the southeast corner of soe
tion 26. township 3, range 26, thence west on
the section line to the northwest corner sec
tion 34, thence north to the northeast corner
of section 28. terminating thereat, ail in town :
ship 3. range 26.
On motion the following claims were audit,
ed and allowed;
Q. R. Miles, work on road.? 250
Sam McClung, work on road. 6.00
N. D. Wyckoff, work on road. 5.00
Ira McClung. work on road. 8.00
F. P. Eno, hardware for bridges. T.CO
HarrisoD A: Harrison, merchandise for
pauper E. G. Smith. 5.00
E. J. Mitchell, stationery for treasurer
and sheriff.
John Newberry, work on road.... . 5.00
Eli Harger. work on road. 6.00
Fade & Son, coffin for child of Henry
Walker. ,-®0
L. A. Admire, board for Samuel Sloan 3.00
C. L. Miller, board for Ben Stoddard.... 1.70
S. E. Hager & Co., coal for county. 44.80
j' T. Armstrong, superintendent, cloth
ing lore. McCrosky. 20.46
L. W. McConnell & Co., medicine for F.
W. Bennett. 8.25
P. A. Brower, medicine for K O. Smith.. 3.15
P. A. Brower, rent of building for elec
tion, etc. 4.40
T. F. Wolborn & Son, stove etc. for oourt
house . 19.90
.1. C. Shumaker, oil and glass for court
room. • 5 20
W. O. Bond, clerk of the district court,
postage and express. 7 00
Imiianola Hardware and Implement Co.,
hardware for bridges. 23 37
O. I). Mosher, stove for treasurer. 15.25
N. J. Johnson, work in bridge. 6 25
C. H. Newberry, work on roads. 5.00
W. 8. Fitch, annual settlement district
No. 9 tor the year 1891. 10.00
W. 8. Fitch, animal settlement district
No. 9 for the year 1892.. . 10.00
Andy Barber, annual settlement of dis
trict No. 28 for 1893.. 32 50
Adelbert West, annual settlement dis
trict No. 37 for 1893. 15.00
J. W. Dutcher. annual settlement of dis
trict No. 20 for the year 1893. 27 29
T. J. Buggies, aunual settlement of dis
trict No. 10 for the year 1893. 13.90
Joseph Monard,merchandise for paupers 57.30
P. Walsh, work on roads. . 12.00
S. M. Cochran & Co., bridge material— 16.13
W. O. Bond, drawing jury eto. 3.00
W.O.Rond, fee in case of Matie Chenery,
iusane. 5.75
F. W. Eskey, fee in case of Matie Chen
ery, insane. 8.00
J. H. Berge, fee in case of Matie Chen
ery, insane . 3.00
W. T. Henton, cash advanced, same. 40.00
On county bridge iund levy 1893 as follows:
Barnett Lumber Co., bridge material...$134.32
S. E. Hager & Co., bridge material. 89.80
Barnett Lumber Co., bridge material... 130.05 (
Barnett Lumber Co., bridge material... 9 25
W. C. Bullard & Co., bridge material— 127.85
J. A Cass, bridge material. 333.19
On motion board adjourned to meet January
19th, 1S94. 8amuel Young.
Attest: Chairman.
Geo. W. Koper, County Cierk.
Indianoia, Nebraska, !
January ltKh. 1894.
Board of county commissioners met uursu
ant to adjournment. Present Samuel Young,
C. J. Ryan and J. M. Thomas, commissioners,
and Geo. W. Roper, county clerk. Minutes of
previous meeting read and approved.
On motion following claims were allowed
and warrants drawn for same on the county
bridge fund levy 2893:
George Younger, bridge work.$ 7.00
Board continued examination of treasurer's
accounts during the day.
On motion board adjourned to meet Janua
ry 20th, 1894. Samuel Young,
Attest: Chairman.
Geo. W. Roper, Countv Clerk.
Indianoia, Nebraska.
January 20th, 1894.
Board of county commissioners met pursu
ant to adjournment. Present Samuel Young,
C. j. Ryan and j. M. Thomas, commissioners,
and Geo. W. Roper, county clerk. Minutes of J
previous meeting read and approved.
The following county official was appointed (
ami his official bond examined and approved: \
Andy Baiber, couuty surveyor.
The following claims were allowed and war- j
rants drawn on 1893 levy couuty general fund: j
State Journal Co , stationery.$ 57.20 j
,108. Spotts. work on bridges. 5.00 ’
W. T. Henton, tax erroneously paid. 5.70 ■
j. W. Torney, repairs on plow and sera
pers. 1.05
Matthias Stadler, work on road. 30.00 j
Mrs. S. Young, board of Lizzie Craig_ 7 00 j
Frank Schmoidt. two plow beams .. . 5 00'
Board continued examination of treasurer’s '
accounts during the day.
On motion board adjourned to meet January .
22d, 1894. Samuel Young,
Attest: Chairman.
Geo. W. Roper, County Clerk.
Grover’s team does not seem'
to be growing any more tractable. J
= .
Uncle Grover has sent in to:
the senate the name of Judge'
Peekliam for the associate supreme ’
judgeship. It is not thought he
will meet with Hornblower’s fate.
Cambridge is preparing to put
on a whole lot of style iu the
spring: Water works and elec
tric lights are among the contem
plated frills. Cambridge is the
best town of its weight in the val
ley. Good luck to her and her
enterprising, genial people.
It only required four rounds for
the Hon. James Corbett, U. S. A.,
to polish off the Hon. Charles
Mitchell, B. I., with neatness and
dispatch. Twenty thousand people
witnessed the brutal affair, and
Governor Mitchell’s puissant mili
tia, without arms, gallantly encir
cled the enthusiastic multitude.
The chinook winds are said to
be the cause of our warm winter.
Rev. Carmichael preached last
Sabbath, and piesided at the S. S,
Frank Moore was re-elected
Supt.: Mrs. Richmond, Ass’t Supt.:
Wm. Crosby, Secretary : August
Bromau, Treasurer, and Louie
Walton, Librarian.
The cross-roads literary society
will debate the question,Resolved:
“That a man should not be requir
ed to pay tax on any more than
the assessed value of his property,
less his indebtedness.”
18 pounds of granulated sugar
for One Dollar at Knipple’s.
Established 1886. Strictly One Price.
•. \ ..
We Continue this Our Fifteenth
Liberal Discounts in Prices to Make Them Move Rapidly.
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The Lincoln Call, always one of the
very foremost of newspaper dailies.con
tinues to improve. It has recently add
ed Walt Mason, the best known of
western humorists and authors, to its
staff Its condensation of the news of
the world and its "Fresh Nebraska
News” are features of especial excel
lence, and these, with its increased As
sociated I’ress reports, makes it in
every sense a complete newspaper. Its
price, fit per year, is little over half
that ol the oilier dailies, and it is not
to be wondered at that its list is mak
ing a wonderful growth The Weekly
Call is $i a year.
Building and Savings Association
on tl’.e loth day of December, iHop
First Mortgage Loans.§48,250.58
Loans secured by Stock of this Asso
ciation . 1,350.00
Real Estate. 1,920.93
Insurance and Taxes Raid. 133-15
Cash with Treasurer. 1.525.49
Capital Stock, paid up...549,591.57
Premiums Unearned . .. 3.120.51
Dues Prepaid. 12.50
Contingent Fund. 455-57
Total. /.553,180.15
State of Nebraska, )
Red Willow County. )
J, G. W. Kaime, Secretary of the above
named Association, do solemnly swear that
the foregoing Statement of the condition of
said Association, is true and correct to the
best of my knowledge and belief.
G. W. KAIME, Secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before rue this 10th
day ot January. 1894. A. C. Ebert,
Notary Public.
My commission expires Aug. 2, 1S08.
Frank Harris, 1
T. B. Campbell, >- Director.--.
J. A. Wilcox, 1 3ts.
pr-OFFlCfc-Fioiit rooms over Low man A:
Sou’s store. Residence-402, McFarland st.,
two blocks north of MeEniee hotel. Prompt
attention to all caiis.
“Xoic, sec here, yon jist sec u'liat you ki7
do for us.'”
kin do for us! He”—nodding her heaf
toward tho wagon—“he’s a stick, yot
I know.”
I 1 faithfully promised the Mumfori
rplirt that I would kpb thpm all out o
prompt answer and an honest opinion, write to
NUNN & CO., who have had nearly fifty years’
experience in the patent business. Communica
tions strictly confidential. A Handbook of in- ,
formation concerning Patents and bow to ob
tain them sent free. Also a catalogue of mechan
ical and scientific books sent free.
Patents taken through Munn A Co. receive
special notice in the Scientific American, and
thus are brought widely before the public with
out cost to the inventor. This splendid paper,
issued weekly, elegantly illustrated, has by far the
largest circulation of any scientific work in the
world, S3 a vear. Sample copies sent free.
Building Edition, monthly, $2.50 a year. Single
copies, cents. Every number contains beau
tiful plates, in colors, and photographs of new
houses, with plans, enabling builders to show the
\\ all Paper ...
We can sell you a very Good Paper for
what you will pay for a Cheap One.
L. W. McConnell & Co.
For First-Class
L&undry Work,
McCook, - - - Nebraska.
J. S. McBbayee. Miltos Osbok.y.
^cBB^ER & OSSOff(V
Proprietors of tae
McCook Transfer Line.
Bus, Baggage and Express.
....In tbe City ...
Leai e orders tor Bus Caiis at Commercial
Hotel or our office opposite depot
J. S. McBrayer also has a first
class house-moving outfit.
The Drovers Journal.
Largest, Brightest, Cheapest and
Best. Send For Free
Sample Copy.
The leading live stock newspaper ana
market reporter of the west. A paper
for stock raisers, farmers, fine stock
breeders and grain dealers. \ ery latest
and correct market reports by telegraph
from all the principal stock markets.
Daily.$4.00 per year
Semi-Weekly.. 2.00 per year.
Weekly. 1.50 per year
Union Stock Yards, South Omaha.
■ a ■ m i|*w i% SALESMEN to repre
ill HU I I I Iseut Ur> ill the sale of our
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every day in the year. Special inducements to
tietriuners. Stock guaranteed. Good pav week
ly Apply uuick. stating age. and obtain good
territory ST. PAUL NCKSEKY OO..
Dee. Mts. St. Paul. Minn.
Veterinary Surgeon.
JSlC’Horse Dentistry a Specialty
Castrating and Spaying. Leave
orders at residence over Straseer’s
Liquor Store.
(Late oe Denver, Colo.)
E^"Daj or night calls, any piace in the vai
ley. promptly attended to. Office—Dr.Thomas
drug store.
—Vi. Y. GAGE,—
Physician & Surgeon
CS^Ofucf. Hours: 9 to 11. a. m.. 3 toS and
T to 9, p. m Rooms over first National bans
£g“Nigbt calls uuswered at office.
Office : In rear o‘ First National Bank.
Has just received his fall and win
ter stock of Cloths and Trimmings
which will be made up as reason
able as possible. Shop first door
west of Barnett Lumber Co.’s of
fice. on Dennison ftreet.