The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, March 03, 1893, Image 8

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J. W. Dolan went to Lincoln, Tues
P. A. Wells was down from McCook,
W A. Minniear was over from the
Beaver country, Tuesday.
Messrs. Oleim and Oman were over
from Danbury Tuesday.
Several car loads of household goods,
st> rk, etc., arrived this week.
W. T. Lindsay, of the McCook En
terprise, was a caller, on Friday last.
Pen Hager’s family are moving into
the house vacated by Rev. Mather’s
The camp of Modern Woodmen ex
pect to take in four new members at
their next meeting.
Mrs. Rand, mother of A. J. Rand,
left, on Wednesday for a visit with her
sister in New York.
Win. Horner of Fulton Co., Illinois,
has bought Mrs. Vashti B. Teel’s farm
north of this city.
Mrs. Dr. Eskey and son started, on
Wednesday, for Prophetstown, Illinois,
the home of her parents.
Mr. Horton, of Coles county, Illinois,
came in last Saturday night to locate
parties in Frontier county.
The suit in county court, State Bank
vs Frank J. Fante, was heard on Fri
day last. Verdict fur plaintiff.
C. W. Hodgkin and A. Utter were
up Saturday evening to attend a special
session of the Odd Fellows lodge.
The Grand Army Post at this place
have secured Rev. E. J. O’Neil to de
liver the oration Decoration Day.
Rev. P. S. Mather’s family have
moved from town to their farm one
and one-half miles north-west of town.
Dr. George T. Moore and family lett
here last Wednesday for Bloomington,
Illinois, where they expect to make
tfaeir home.
Married, at Leland Hotel, March 1st,
1893, by Rev. James Lisle, Mr. Alonzo
W. Owen and Miss Sallie W. Thayer,
both of Cambridge.
Wm. Cole has sold his interest in the
barbershop to his partner, Mr. Rath
bun, who will run the shop alone. Mr.
Cole has gone to Curtis.
The suit ol Thomas Edwards vs. V.
Bogle was tried in the county (jourt, on
Thursday. A judgment of $1,265 was
rendered in favor of plaintiff.
License was issued on March Jst tor
the marriage of Mr. Timothy W. Camp
bell, of North Valley precinct, and Miss
Lena Johnson, of Chicago, Illinois.
Married, Saturday, February 26th;
at the residence of A. M. Anderson,
Mr. Alexander Jensen and Miss Bar
tena Petersen, both of Indianola, Judge
Beck officiating.
Houses are so scarce here that Mr.
J. W. Thomas, lately of Saline county,
had to occupy a store building with
his family until he can get possession
of his own dwelling.
Application was made before the
aounty judge on the 28tn for the ap
pointment of a guardian for the minor
heirs of Charles W. Stoddard, who was
killed recently at Alliance, Nebraska.
A state and national paper combined
is The Semi-Weekly Journal. The
Tribune is your best local paper.
Subscribe for these and you are fixed
for a year. Both for $2.50.
Noble, the leading grocer, makes a
specialty of fresh, clean family grocei
ies. He will treat you right.
Scale books, 500 weighs, at The
Tribune stationery department.
Dr. A. J. Thomas, Dentist, office in
Union block, over Knipple.
Wayson & Odell are putting out some
handsome rigs these days.
Buy your school supplies at Chen
ery’s City Drug Store
Buy the best Machine Oils at Chen
ery’s City Drug Store.
The famous Smith wagon at the
Marris hardware.
Predmore Bros, keep the best cylin
der oil in McCook.
McMillen is headquarters for all
kinds of lamps.
Paints and Oils, Cbenery’s City
Drug Store. _________
Implements of all kinds at the Har
ris hardware._
For Lamps, Cbenery’s City Drug
North Divide Nubbins.
The pleasant weather continues.
James Thompson has moved over on
the Seuman place.
Pat Brady has been getting ready
for spring work—breaking stalks, ete.
Fred Carter intends putting in a
crop on the place he occupied last
We understand J. M. Henderson
will work the land adjoining his on the
We had a nice little snow over our
way the first of the week, also some
nice rabbits.
J. S. Modrell contemplates building
a commodious frame dwelling on his
farm the coming fall.
M. A. Spaulding’s land transaction
did not pan out as he expected; the
buyer, it seems, changed his mind.
Why not read The McCook Trib
une, that all-around family newspaper,
with its barrels of good reading matter.
A number of Mr. Stettzen’s neigh
bors have been assisting him move his
effects to his new quarters on the
Lowman place.
Several Iroquois county (Illinois) far
mers were looking over this locality
with a view of purchasing a chunk or
two of ground.
Herr M. Mohlcr found it necessary
to move into his new house before it
was entirely completed; he is neverthe
less well pleased.
S. D. McClain and Frank Nichols
have been making all manner of prep
arations and are finally well equipped
with their new well machine.
Dick Hanlein has dispooed of his
horse “Jasper” to George Henderson,
and of course the latter is making his
piesence felt among the natives.
The young folks can’t get over talk
ing about that cottun oak and how the
writer partook of it so perfectly un
awares. That could be possible, you
North Divide ought to come to the
front now, having two correspond
ents to “fix” things up. One very
reserved, and evidently unknown, Joe
(Goggles) is causing much comment.
* If one can judge from the way the
people sing just now, there will not be
a very large acreage of spring wheat
sown this season. Surely the price of
that commodity has not been so very
Miss Anna Irwin’s six months’ term
of school closed, on Friday last, and
the exercises during the day were of a
varied and pleasing nature. During
her brief stay among us the school
miss made many friends who regret to
see her leave.
All manner of farming tools are be
ing overhauled just now; some of them
brought in from a distant field where
last used, or from the neighbor who
forgot to bring them home a year ago.
We remember borrowing some tongs
not long ago and had no idea of taking
them home until the owner called for
them one morning with blood m his
eyes; since then we have kept nothing
over thirty days. Over in these parts
some people have a queer habit of bor
towing after sundown, and then forget
ting all about it. For instance, a
certain party, (always say party in a
case like this) borrowed a grate one
time and after he “got bis hand in”he
came back and borrowed the stove,
also after'sundown. But then what of
it, as we are burning cobs now that
wouldn’t begin to go in that grate.
Going to
Buy a Watch?
If so, buy one that cannot be stolen. The
only thief-proof Watches are those with
Here’s the Idea:
The bow has a groove
on each end. A collar
runs down inside the
pendent (stem) and
fits into the grooves,
firmly locking the
bow to the pendent,
so that it cannot be
pulled or twisted off.
To be sure of getting a Non-pull-out, see that
the case is stamped with this trade mark.
It cannot be had with any other kind. IB*
Ask your jeweler for pamphlet, or send for
one to the famous Boss Filled Case makers.
KeystoneWatcfi Case Co»,
Say About Southwestern
Nebraska Generally.
The Kind of Crops that are
Raised Here.
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 adyancing.
1 never saw such beautnul tail 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 corn 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. 1 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
com crop for 1892, raised on said farm,
yielded 60 bushels per acre of better com
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 January, 1893.
Matie I. Weaver,
Notary Public.
McCook, Neb., Jan. 7, 1893.
S. D. McClain, of McCook P. 0.,
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 com 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% bushels, grading No. 2 in
Chicago. I also planted 120 acres of
com, part being on sod, which yielded
40 bushels per acre.
D. L. McBride.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 6th 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 1% 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.
Had to be Quick.
“Com a-humpin' heah to ye’ mammy.
Wash dat face an’ take do curry comb
an’ git dem kinks out’n yo lia’r.
Den you go right to Mars Knights sto’
an’ git a pa’r dem pants, an’ go quick
fo’ deys all gone. Dey done say Mr
Knights almos’ giben dem winter goods
away. Now you jes' git a move on yo’
sef an’ don't ston on de road to play
wid any white trash.’’ Hr got.
Pony Mare for Sale.
1 have a fine pony mare for sale at a
very reasonable ptice. Inquire at this
office if you want a bargain and mean
For Sale.
One span of good mnles and a num
ber of four and five year old horses; or
will trade for cattle.
J. B. Mesfrve.
Land for Cattle.
I have 40 acres of land, about one
mile from McCook, to trade for cattle.
Inquire at the (’ash Meat Market.
Horses for Sale.
Waysjn & Odell keep horses for sale
at their livery barn opposite the Cen
tral hotel.
SBEF”Grocenes at Nobles’.
Bees in the bonnet never make honey.
Machine oil of all kinds at Predmore
Baker barbed wire at the Harris
Elegant Perfumes at Chenery’s City
Drug Store.
McMillen has a large assortment of
Pure drugs can always be found at
Chenery’s City Drug Store.
Noble carries a large and complete
stock of the best brands of canned
goods of all kinds.
Wayson & Odell can fix you up com
fortably and stylishly in any thing you
may desire in the livery line.
McMillen Bros, have a nice lot of Lap
Robes they will sell at greatly reduced
prices. Splendid bargains in these.
Noble is the only exclusive grocer in
the city. His stock is the largest and
his prices correspond with the times.
IN QUEENSWARE Noble carries
the largest assortment and the richest
designs of the season. His prices are
You get a Seaside Library free with
a year’s subscription to The Semi
Weekly Journal. The offer will not
last long.
A fine line of Plush Goods, Albums,
Manicure Sets, Perfumes, Sponges,
Toilet Articles, etc., at Chenery’s City
Drug Store.
Make Noble your family grocer and
many other blessings will fall to your
lot, besides having the best groceries on
your table that the market affords.
McMillen Bros, carry the best and
most complete stock of Harness and
Saddlery in the city. Call to see them
if you want a good article in their line
at a reasonable price.
5-IF\iN0BLE, Purveyor to tne Great
Common People, is now exhibiting
about the handsomest and largest as
sortment of plain and fancy lamps to be
seen in Southwestern Nebraska.
Every honest man recognizes the
right of the press to exercise strict cen
sorship over the acts of public officials.
It is the only way the people have of
discovering the acts of their public
Put your $ $ § where they will do
the most good, where they will secure
the best and the most groceries for in
stance. You will make no mistake if
Noble’s is the place of deposit. He
gives the limit in quantity, quality and
value, and his stock cannot be duplicat
ed in Western Nebraska.
You can tell what state a woman
hails from by the manner in which she
sharpens her carving knife. If on the
stove-pipe she’s from Ohio or Indiana;
on the stove, from Illinois; on a crock,
from Kentucky, and so on. If she
makes her husband buy her a knife
sharpener she was born in Nebraska.
The iodine of potassium treatment
for lumpy jaw in cattle, as tested by the
bureau of animal industry at Washing
ton, will cure about 70 percent of cases.
If taken at an early stage before the
bone is too badly affected it will cure
85 to 90 per cent. Cattle feeders from
various parts of the country are report
ing favorable results from its use.
Danbury needs a few dwelling houses
for rent.
The fall and winter term of school
closed last Friday.
Monday’s snow storm reminds us
that winter still lingers
There is some talk of an opera hall
in Danhury to be built by a joint stock
Mrs. Ferry and children of Wilson
ville visited her brother 0. H. Oman,
latter part of last week.
Sergeant Tom Harrison and wife re
turned to his post in the U. S. army
on the Mexican frontier.
The spring term of school will begin
next Monday with Mrs. A. 0. Teel as
William Stilgebouer is hauling rock
and sand for his new house to be built
this spring.
Four car loads of immigrants’ goods
were unloaded at this point one day
last week. .
The young people bad a pleasant so
cial party at the Catcart residence,
Tuesday evening.
Philip Gliern and Charley Oman
went to McCook last Tuesday by way
of Indianola, returning on Wednesday.
Washington’s birthday was celebrat
ed at the Danbury school with recita
tions and s>>ngs appropriate to the oc
Dr. and Mrs. DeMay drove over to
McCook, last Tuesday, taking the flyer
from there to Denver on business and
pleasute henc. .
Dr. B. B. Davis of McCook had a
professional call over south of here,
last Wednesday, passing through this
village and stopping here over niuht on
his return.
“Resolved, that the prosperity of a
country depends more upon its natural
resources than upon the government,’’ is
the question for discussion at the ly
ceuin this week.
A good many quarters of land were
sold in this part of the county last fall
and winter and the purchasers arc now
arriving almost, daily with their families
and house hold goods. Verily, “the
desert shall bloom as the rose.”
G. B. Morgan has part of the rock
on the ground lor the foundation of
the new storebuilding which lie expects
to build this spring on his lots oppo
site his present location. The A. O.
U. W. and Masonic lodges talk of join
ing with him and building the up
per story, the structure to be of brick.
A young farmer living near Lebanon,
whose name we have not learned, was
arrested last Thursday for stealing
wheat which he hauled to this place
and sold. He was taken to Lebanon
to be tried, and during a continuance
of the ease made his escape. Up to
this time he has successfully eluded
the vigilance of the officers of law.
X. X. X.
S. M. Cochran & Co. can sell you a
bicycle very cheap. See them.
No better farm wagon on wheels
than the Charter Oak sold by S. M.
Cochran & Co.
If you want a well drilled in fine
shape see McClain & Co. Leave or
ders at S. M. Cochran & Co.’s.
S. M. Cochran & Co. carry a large
line of buggh-s in stock. See them if
you want a good vehicle cheap.
Wanted:—Two wide-awake young
men apprentices at
Smart’s Gallery.
Remember that S. M. Cochran & Co.
now carry in stock a full and complete
stock of builders’ hardware supplies.
S. M. Cochran & Co. have an im
mense stock of farm implements on
hand. See them before buying else
Beware of peddlers. Call and in
spect the Household sewing machine
sold by S. M. Cochran & Co. before
buying a machine. There is no better
on earth.
Don’t build a fence around your
property until you have seen and priced
that woven wire fencing at S. M.
Cochran & Co.’s. Nothing cheaper,
neater or better.
The burning question with house
wives of all lands, all creeds, and all
ages is: “Which is the best Cooking
Stove?” S. M. Cochran & Co. answer
this question today by proclaiming the
“Charter Oak Stoves” to be the
best in every conceivable shape.
About His Arrival—How
He Found Things—
What He Thinks About
This Country.
How they May be Obtained.—Who
Is the Proper Person to
See About Them.
McCook Neb., Jan. 19, 1893.
Dear Friend.—I arrived here with
iny 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;
but 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 farming in earnest
this spring. I never saw so fine laying
land for farming, where the yield per
acre is so great, and you can buy the
land at from $to 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. I
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. 0..
Red Willow county, Nebraska, deposes
and says as follows: I live on section 6,
township r, 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 4U1 day of January, 1893.
Matie I. Weaver,
Notary Public.
273.—160acres, well improved it 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, i'/z
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.—240acres, <)'/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, '/2 mile to good
frame school house, i'/2 miles to grist
mill, 1 mile to post office, '/2 mile from
creek and timber, y2 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, i'/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.— 800 acres at $6 per acre, 600
acres fine smooth farm land, 200 acres
fine rolling pasture land, good well, 100
acres under cultivation, y/2 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 bam 80 feet long, frame
house 16x24, 40 acres fenced in pasture,
3 miles to Culbertson, 7 miles to McCook,
l'/2 miles to Perry Station, fine level
roads, good settlement. Price $2,500.
Time if desired.
67.—160 acres, 11^ 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 ana time on balance, some by paying
one-tenth each year thereafter. Remember 1
show any of these lands free ok 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, Red Willow Co., Neb.
One block north of depot, opposite Arlington Hotel.