The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, March 03, 1893, Image 8
INDIANOLA ITEMS. J. W. Dolan went to Lincoln, Tues day. P. A. Wells was down from McCook, Wednesday. 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 family. 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 Store. 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 year. We understand J. M. Henderson will work the land adjoining his on the south. 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 know. 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 eucouraging. 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. Connie. Going to Buy a Watch? If so, buy one that cannot be stolen. The only thief-proof Watches are those with BOWS 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», PHILADELPHIA. WHAT THE FARMERS Say About Southwestern Nebraska Generally. The Kind of Crops that are Raised Here. SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA. 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 expenses. 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. “Ephum!" “Yethuin!” “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 business. 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 Bros. Baker barbed wire at the Harris hardware. Elegant Perfumes at Chenery’s City Drug Store. McMillen has a large assortment of lamps—cheap. 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 reasonable. 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 servants. 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 NEWS. 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 company. 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 teacher. 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 casion. 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 where. 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. A FARMER WRITES About His Arrival—How He Found Things— What He Thinks About This Country. A FEW SAMPLE FARMS. 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. A FEW SAMPLE FARMS. 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 purchaser. 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 S. H. COLVIN, McCook, Red Willow Co., Neb. One block north of depot, opposite Arlington Hotel.