The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, February 17, 1893, Image 8

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    The condition of the treasury
’ gold supply, if correctly reported,
is likely to cause some uneasiness
in financial circles. It is said that
there is now only about $8,000,000
of free gold iu the treasury—that
is, gold that can be used for current
demands, and this will be largely
reduced by the shipments abroad
next Saturday. It is stated that for
last week’s shipments the treasury
borrowed from the banks. The!
European demand for gold shows •
no abatement and so far as can be
judged by the present indications
the export movement may continue
for months. As it is there appears
to b® danger that the treasury will
have exhausted its supply of free
gold within a few weeks, and in
that case we might expect the
yellow metal to go to a premium.—
Scale books, 500 weighs, at The
Tribune stationery ddpu.tinent.
The treatment of the labor
problem by the principal railroads
of the country this winter shows a
determination on the part of the
managers to assume the aggressive
and get in a position to success
fully fight strikers or disturbances
of any kind during the World’s
Fair. It is one of the most sig
nificant movements made in years.
In passing a law prohibiting
the manufacture or sale of cigar
ettes the legislature of Pennsyl
vania set an example that bids
fair to knock the cigarette out of
the market. The lower house of
the Minnesota legislature has
passed a similar bill, and it would
not be surprising if the example
were followed in other states. Of
course it will be impossible to
prevent smokers from making their
own cigarettes and "consuming as
many of them as they please.
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We arc printing the date to which
each subscriber has paid his subscrip
tion to The Tbibune along with the
address. Watch the date and you will
know if y<-u are in arrears. If you are
please come and see us. |
Livery, Feed & Boarding
Lindner Barn. McCook, Neb.
Good Rigs and Reasonable Prices.
I3F”First-class care given boarding
horses, and charges fair. Call and
give me a trial.
Regimental Blacksmith,
Opposite Hilliard’s lumber yard and
in O’Neil’s carpenter shop.
/ Will Cure Interfering Horss
& Contracted Hoofs or no Pay.
will eive you value received or no
pay. Prices reasonable.
It is an agreeable Laxative for the Bowels;
can be made Into a Tea for use In One minute.
Price 25c.. 50c. and $1.00 per package.
If A IIA An Elegant Toilbt Powbm
Aw BU for the Teeth and Breath—25c.
Subject* need fear no lower from this King of
Terrors, for by a most wonderful discovery In
medicine, cancer on a ?y part of the body can be
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the ha I Ve.
MRS. 11. D. OOT.BT. nor Indiana Are., Chicago,
Says “ Was cared of cancer of tbe breast In six
weeks by your method of treatment." Send for
treatise. Mr. H. C. Male, 34th 8t., Chicago.
Say About Southwestern
Nebraska Generally.
The Kind of Crops that are
Raised Here.
— i — ■■ •
As it Appears to a Farmer
Recently from Iowa.
Editor Democrat, Fort Madison, Iowa.
Dear Sir.—Believing that a short
letter would interest some of my friends
and acquaintances, with your permission
I would like to give through your col
umns, a short sketch of my adventures
to the far west, and what I find here. I
arrived here November 18th, last, with
my family of eleven. I see but little
change since I was here in February,
1892, except that there has been a great
amount of prairie land put under culti
vation this year, and a vast amount of
grain raised, which is being marketed as
fast as possible at good prices. It is
surprising to see so many Iowa, Illinois,
and eastern Nebraska farmers settling
here, and as a result the price of farm
lands is advancing.
I never saw such beautiful fall weather
in my life; have had no winter at all yet,
but about four or five inches of snow.
Weather nice and roads fine. Upon
looking over the crop I find a great dif
ference in the yield per acre, some corn
yielding 70 bushels per acre and some
only 20 bushels. I also find that it is
invariably due to the various ways of
farming: good farming raises good crops
and poor farming poor crops. There are
many fields of sod corn here yielding 35
bushels per acre, and this yield at 25
cents per bushel makes a good income
from $10 to $15 land. Broom com is a
favorite and profitable sod crop here; it
costs $5 per acre to get it ready for mar
ket, and a 20-acre sod field on my road
to town made $12.50 per acre after all
There is a large amount of prairie
land from which you can get two years
crops for breaking. This looks to me
like better terms than the farmers can
get in the east. I have found no disad
vantages yet since my arrival here, and
doubt of ever finding such as are ex
pected by eastern people. The society
is refined and social, which is very
agreeable to new settlers.
Now as I have already used up too
much space I will close by saying that
I am well pleased with Southwestern
Nebraska, and believe that there are
many farmers throughout the east who
are losing a grand opportunity of getting
themselves a good home.
Should any one wish to gain any
further information as to Southwestern
Nebraska, I will be pleased to answer
any questions, or would refer them to
Mr. S. H. Colvin, of McCook, Nebraska,
who was the cause of my settling here.
He has a neat map and descriptive cir
cular of Southwestern Nebraska, and a
price list of farm lands, which he will be
glad to send you upon receipt of a stamp.
Thanking you for this space, and hop
ing to meet some of your readers here
soon, I am, very respectfully yours,
Henry F. Kipp.
McCook, Neb., Jan. 2, 1893.
John C. Russell, of McCook P. O.,
Red Willow county, Nebraska, being
duly sworn, deposes and says: I live on
section 12, township 3, range 29, three
miles from McCook, Nebraska: that my
corn crop for 1892, raised on said farm,
yielded 60 bushels per acre of better corn
than I ever raised or saw grown in Iowa.
I rented some adjoining prairie land in
1892, which I agreed to break for two
years crops from same. In the spring of
1892 I broke out and planted to broom
corn 18 acres which when marketed
yielded me $254, after all expenses were
paid, being $14.11 per acre which I got
for breaking the land, and the land is
now in fine condition for another year’s
crop, which I get without rent. I have
rented considerable land in Iowa and
can say from experience that there is
much more profit in renting land here
than in the east, and a still better profit
in buying land here at from $6 to $12 per
acre than renting any place.
John C. Russell.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 2d day of Januarj’, 1893.
Matie I. Weaver,
_ Notary Public.
McCook, Neb., Jan. 7, 1893.
S. D. McClain, of McCook P. O.,
Red Willow county, Nebraska, says as
follows: I live on section 24, township 4,
range 30, seven miles north of McCook,
Nebraska. I raised 80 acres of corn in
1892 on said section which yielded 4,300
bushels of as good corn as I ever saw
raised in any state. S. D. McClain.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 7th day of January, 1893.
Matie I. Weaver,
Notary Public.
McCook, Neb., Jan. 7, 1893.
D. L. McBride living 22 miles north
of McCook, Nebraska, says as follows:
I live on section 9, township 6, range 29,
and in September and October, 1891, I
drilled in 40 acres of Michigan Seal
wheat, and in July 1892, I harvested and
threshed 1210 bushels by machine meas
ure, overrunning four pounds to each
bushel by weight, making the yield per
acre 26 3+ bushels, grading No. 2 in
Chicago. I also planted 120 acres of
corn, part being on sod, which yielded
40 bushels per acre.
D. L. McBride.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 6tli day of January, 1893.
Matie I. Weaver,
Notary Public.
McCook, Neb., Jan. 4, 1893.
Ira C. Kimball, of Box Elder O. P.,
Red Willow county, Nebraska, being
duly sworn says as follows: I live on sec
tion 23, township 4, range 29, nine miles
north of McCook, Nebraska. In the
summer of 1891 I raised 1 acre of onions
on my farm from which I harvested 600
bushels and marketed them in McCoek,
Nebraska, receiving for same $271.75.
In 1892 I raised acres of onions
from which I harvested 1000 bushel,
which I am now marketing at $1 per
bushel, making in two years from 1%
acres $1271.25. Ira C. Kimball.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 4th day of January, 1893.
Matie I. Weaver,
Notary Public.
It Was a Winner.
Notwithstanding th efforts of the storm
king to bring disaster and failure upon
the occasion, the ball and banquet given
by the Harvey Division No. 95, Order of
Railway Conductors, in the opera hall,
Monday evening, was a gratifying suc
cess in every feature. The attendance
was overwhelming, amounting to a crush
of eager enthusiastic and pleasure
seeking people from our own city, rein
forced by delegations of invited guests
from Denver, Hastings, Holdrege, and
various other points up the Imperial
The affair is regarded as one of the
most brilliant social events in McCook’s
history, the number of rich and elabor
ate costumes being especially noticeable
and commented upon.
The decoration of the hall was effective
and appropriate. Banners, bunting,
mottoes etc., etc., being used with
taste and skill and in profusion.
Prof. Reizenstein’s orchestra were in
attendance and provided the dancers
with a lengthy program of their rarest
vintage, which means something most
engaging in the musical way.
The banquet was spread in tne Com
mercial house dining room, which is
equivalent to saying that this feature of
the occasion was in keeping with the
rest of the delightful affair, and many
took the advantage of the opportunity
thus afforded to indulge in a feast of
good things.
The number of guests from abroad
was unusually large, and their presence
was a large element in the success of the
event. While without the storm raged
fiercely within all was gayety and mirth
at the opera hall.
In all respects the third annual ball
and banquet \\as gilt-edged, finer than
silk, and the boys of Harvey division are
entitled to hearty congratulations there
upon. It will be a marker for the future.
At the dance, Monday night, Mose
Colfer’s agility was a surprise to those
who have known him for forty years.
John Kelley’s gentleness in swinging
the ladies was remarkable.
Prof. Sutton’s amiability and sweet
smiles, won for him general admiration.
Col. Easterday’s ability to “swing his
partner home” created applause.
Joe Reizenstein, but once during the
night, showed the boys liowr to trip the
light fantastic.
Properly Adjudicated.
One of the most interesting cases to
the people of McCook was the jury trial
before justice Berry, on Wednesday, of
Wm. Huber vs. Frank S. Granger. The
suit was on account of $30.10 claimed by
Huber for cleaning the rooms occupied
by Mr. Granger and his family, over
Carruth & Son’s jewelry store, upon
which Huber claimed he and eight men
labored assiduously for 100 hours at 25c
per hour, besides the charge of $6.10 for
carpet laying. The circumstances of
Mr. Granger’s sad bereavement, and his
own painful accident at that time, are
still fresh in the mind of the community.
The testimony developed the fact that
on the day the work was done the de
fendant’s daughter paid the plaintiff
$20. The jury, after short deliberation,
returned a verdict for Mr. Granger in the
sum of one cent, thus finding that the
work had allready been more than paid
for. An amusing feature of the trial
was the testimony of two ladies for the
defense to the effect that the work could
have been done in half* the time by a
couple of girls. The verdict of the jury
meets with the approval of every fair
minded citizen of McCook, as there are
few of our citizens who have not been
touched 011 this score.
Sunday morning last, was a time when
pedestrians would look at the leaeflss
trees, expecting to see buds swelling, and
hear the birds twittering in anticipation
of spring. The good house wife was ex
ploring the closet for her husband's last
year’s duster, when pur eyes were greet
ed by the unusual sight of a rapidly
moving' vehicle, containing a cashier of
one of our banks together with a police
officer. Their destination was twenty
miles south in search of James West, who
has been carrying the mail from Banks
ville to McCook. His hobby has been
the mortgaging of horses which he did
own. Our young man with scarcely any
down on his upper lip was found in
Kansas, and induced to return to Ne
braska where pressure was brought to
bear until the money which he had
frauduently obtained was secured. This
candidate for the penitentiary received a
lesson from the sleuths of justice which
he will do well to heed.
Waiting for the mail to be distributed
on Sundays a reader of character will
find a number of subjects to amuse his
fancy. Here is a loose jointed fellow
with a soft felt hat on, who apes the
style or a brigand; opposite him stands a
jaundice faced, spectacled, close-fisted
fellow, and here and there are to be seen
prim dudish chaps, who are eyeing the
girls as the come in from church. Cigars
and pipes in full blast ornament a dozen
mouths until the atmosphere is so im
pregnated with the vile smoke that you
could cut it. The smokers are oblivious
of the offense it must be to ladies and
non smokers, who are patiently waiting
for the mail to be distributed. A happy,
contented smile plays upon Joe’s features
as he rakes in the nickels for the Sunday
papers. It is his harvest and he “makes
hay while the sun shines."
F. H. Spearman has sold the house in
which Phil Church field has been living
to a gentleman from Boston.
Call and inspect Kalstedt’s immense
stock of new goods. The finest selection
ever exhibited in the city. Don’t wait
until the line is broken.
Mrs. F. H. Spearman made her ap
peamce on the streets, Wednesday, for
first time in a month having been con
fined to the house by sickness of herself
and baby._
Kalstedt, the leading tailor, has just re
ceived the largest and finest selection of
suitings, pantings etc., ever exhibited in
Western Nebraska. See him before the
selection is broken.
N. Pollard is over from Rawlins coun
ty, Kansas, with his yoong daughter, up
on whom an operation for hemorrhage
from a fractured skull will be performed
by Drs. Davis & Gage.
Mr. Sunkwitz and son and son-in-law
arrived with four car load of horses, cat
tle and farm implements the first of the
week. They come from Beatrice and will
occupy farms purchased of B. F. Troxel.
The three Masonic Lodges of McCook,
Knights Templar, Chapter and Blue,
propose to expend $300 i n furnishing and
beautifying their lodge room, which,
when complete, will be the most perfect
of its kind between Hastings and Denver.
Thirty-four farmers of Danbury, in
Red Willow county, have written the
board to ask why the farmers cannot get
cars to ship their own grain. It is claimed
elevators get about ten cars to one se
cured by all the farmers. A copy has
been served on the B. & M. officials.—
Lincoln Journal.
The pleasant home of J. II. Yarger
was the scene of a very enjoyable social
event, last Saturday evening, in which
about a dozen of the elite of our city
participated. Social games were in
dulged in and appropriate refreshments
served. It was an event that will ever
be fresh in the memory of all the happy
How do we spend our evenings? Some
in the bosom of their families, some in
the lodge rooms; some playing high five
or whist in the club room or hotel office;
while the newspaper man is trudging
around town on his uppers trying to
gather items of interest to his readers,
thinking of his delinquent subscribers,
striving to forget that hunger is gnawing
at his vitals.
Good till dooms day, over all lines in
Nebraska, was the way the boys looked
toward a rose bud on Monday evening
at the dance. She had a profusion of
glossy hair, large eyes which lit up brill
iantly, a dazzling skin, and a figure
which was well nigh faultless. She was
dressed beautifully, from her dainty slip
pers to the ornament in her hair, seemed
to be made for the occasion.
The gentlemen of McCook have, as a
general thing, the commendable habit
of doffing their hats to their lady
friends. It is sometimes amusing
though, to see a man reach for his hat
and miss it, recover himself, reach again
and raise it after the lady has passed.
We would suggest a little practice so
that he might reach the hat at the first
attempt and permit her to really witness
the gallantry and not merely the futile
For Sale.
A square piano, walnut case, in good
order, seven octaves, Vose make. Will
sell on time with good security. Inquire
Farmers and Merchants bank, McCook.
Pleasant Social Affair.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert McMilleu enter
tained a party of young folks, Wednes
day evening, in honor of Mr. McMillen’s
brother, Russell. Progressive Parclieesi
was the entertaining feature of the even
ing. Dainty and appropriate refresh
ments were served. The participants
were Misses Ella Boucher, Delia Rogers,
Edna Meserve, Selma Noren, Laura and
Maud McMillen; Messrs. Russell Mc
Milleu, Ed. Denham, E. J. Wilcox and
J. A. Wells.
Is there a Nig in the Wood Pile?
The committee appointed by the A.
O. U. W. haue selected the lots south
and west of the Fatuous, on the corner
of Dennison and Main streets, on which
to build a three or four story building.
Two stores will be on Main street and
two on Dennison street. It is the gen
eral expression of our citizens, outside of
this committee, that there are only two
poorer locations in McCook for the loca
tion of this building; one would be south
of the track and the other in West Mc
Cook. Time may convince the com
mittee of their error in judgment.
J. A. CORDEAr,, Attorney.
Ed Drain will take notice, that on the 6th
dsy of February. 1803, J. E. Kelley, a justice
et tbe peace of Willow Grove precinct. Red
Willow county. Nebraska, issued an order of
attachment for the sum of $15 and costs of
this action, and has caused the Burlington
Voluntary Relief Department of tbe Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company to
be duly served with attachment and gar
nishee, as having monies and credits in Its
possession belonging to tbe said Ed Drain, in
an action pending before him, wherein Frank
H. Spearman is plaintiff, and Ed Drain is de
fendant; that property of the defendant con
sisting of the said monies in tbe bands of the
said Burlington Voluntary Relief Department
of the Chicago. Burlington and Quincy Rail
road, has been attached and garnished under
said order. Said cause was continued to the
22d day of March, 18!>3. at 10 o’clock a. m.
Attorney for plaintiff.
McCook, Nebraska. February 17,1890.
About His Arrival—How
He Found Things—
What He Thinks About
This Country.
How they May be Obtained,—Whb
is the Proper Person to
See About Them.
McCook Neb., Jan. 19, 1893.
Dear Friend.—I arrived here with
my three car loads of stock and goods
in fine shape. Was greatly surprised to
find the ground bare and roads so fine,
and such nice weather, there having
been a heavy snow on the ground when
I left Lake City, Iowa. I find there has
been .only from 4 to 6 inches of snow
here this winter, and there is but little
frost in the ground now. I am more fa
vorbly impressed with the country now
than when here before. There can be
no finer farm land found than here, and
the vast amount of corn piled all over
the prairie will vouch for its productive
ness. When I first read the description
of Southwestern Nebraska, with prices
of land written by S. H. Colvin, of
McCook, Red Willow county, Nebraska,.
I believed it too greatly exaggerated;
hut I did have faith enough to come
and see the country, and am no ready
to confirm the statement of the country
as made in the circular, and believe that
Mr. Colvin has underestimated it in
many particulars.
I have bought myself a fine 640 acre
farm and will go to fanning in earnest
this spring. 1 never saw so fine laying
land for farming, where the yield per
acre is so great, and you can buy the
land at from #10 to #15 per acre. This
is a good location to rent land, as you
can get one-third of all the crop, and in
many cases get two crops for breaking
the land. Corn is yielding heavy and
this is a fine country to feed stock. 1
am sorry that all the farmers in the east
cannot see this country, as I am satisfied
there are many who are giving a heavy
rent that could own homes here and get
all the crop. I find that the price of
land is advancing, and in a short time
the cheap land will all be gone.
Hoping my farmer friends will be in
terested enough to visit Southwestern
Nebraska, I remain,
Very truly yours,
R. P. Barr.
McCook, Neb., Jan. 4, 1893.
James M. Kanouse, of McCook P. O..
Red Willow county, Nebraska, deposes
and says as follows: I live 011 section 6,
township 1, range 28, of Red Willow
county, Nebraska. I have just finished
gathering one field of corn containing
36 acres which yielded 50 bushels per
acre of as good corn as I ever saw raised.
James M. Kanouse.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 4th day of January, 1893.
Matie I. Weaver,
Notary Public.
273.—160 acres, well improved 11 miles
to McCook, 150 acres level land, 90 acres
cultivated, 60 acres fenced in pasture,
good 5-room frame house 14x26, good
well and windmill, 25 growing apple
trees, considerable small fruit, frame
granary 10x12 feet, several other cheap
buildings, 1 mile to school house, 1%
miles to church, post office or store.
Price $1800. Time if desired.
102.—160 acres, southwest of McCook,
6 miles north of Herndon, Kansas, (a
good railroad town], 140 acres farm land,
20 acres fine pasture land, 70 acres under
cultivation, 70 acres fenced in pasture, a
large comfortable sod house, fine well,
windmill and tanks, stables and corrals*
Price |8 per acre, $1280. Part cash,
time on balance to suit purchaser.
288.—240 acres, gl/2 miles to McCook,
7 miles to Cedar Bluffs, Kansas. 160
acres deeded and 80 acres to be home
steaded, small frame house, a few trees,
some under cultivation, 220 acres level
farm land, 20 acres good rolling pasture
land. Price $8 per acre. Time to suit
278.—160 acres, perfectly smooth and
level, on public road, Vz mile to good
frame school house, 1'/z miles to grist
mill, 1 mile to post office, ]/z mile from
creek and timber, '/z mile to railroad, 7
miles to Indianola, 7 miles to McCook,
considerable under cultivation. Price
$1700. Time on part if desired.
17.—160 acres, 7 miles to McCook, 7
miles to Indianola, 120 acres fine farm
land, 40 acres of pasture land, farm all
fenced and cross-fenced, 40 acres under
cultivation, % mile to church, 2% miles
to grist mill, 3 miles to Red Willow post
office, 1 mile to creek with heavy timber.
Price $8 per acre, $1280.
263.—Soo acres at $6 per acre, 600
acres fine smooth farm land, 200 acres
fine rolling pasture land, good well, 100
acres under cultivation, 3^ miles to
Traer, railroad town in Beaver Valley,
16 miles south of McCook. Sell in
Smaller tracts if desired on easy terms.
292.—160 acres perfectly level valley
land, 50 acres under cultivation, well,
pump, good sod barn 80 feet long, frame
house 16x24, 40 acres fenced in pasture,
3 miles to Culbertson, 7 miles to McCook.
i'/z miles to Perry Station, fine level
roads, good settlement. Price $2,500.
Time if desired.
67.—160 acres, n'/Z miles to McCook,
6 miles to Cedar Bluffs, Kansas, 130
acres fine farm land, 30 acres pasture
land, 100 acres under cultivation, nice
grove of trees, well and sod buildings.
Price $8 per acre, $1280.
The above list is only a partial one of what
I have on my sale book. If you can’t find
what you want on this list write me for others.
These lands can be bought on easy terms;
some by paying two to three hundred dollars
cash and time on balance, some by paying
one-tenth each year thereafter. Remember t
show any of these lands free of charge.
Many of these farms join each other and I can
furnish you any sized farm from forty acies
to two thousand acres. Should you desire
any further information send stamp for reply,
descriptive circular and map of Southwestern
Nebraska to
McCook, Rod Willow Co., Rob.
One block north of depot, opposite Arlington Hotel.