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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (March 17, 1893)
A band concert is one of the attractions
of the near future.
A son of William Divine up in 4-30 is
seriously ill with a bowel trouble.
The Lincoln Land Co.’s land about
the city will all be broken up, this season.
This week, H. W. Cole has had the
dutch bake oven in the rear of his store
room tom down and hauled away.
Ruthven division, Knights of Pythias,
announce a benefit ball for Thursday
evening, April 6th, in the opera house.
Buy the best. And this means going
to the Barnett Lumber Yard if you want
red cedar posts. They can't be excelled.
At the Harris Hardware you can get a
Sewing Machine a good one from $20 to
$45 with the company’s guarantee for
On Monday of this week William Cole
man sold the northwest quarter of section
16-1-29 t0 Fred J. Trask of Humbolt
Don’t forget that the Barnett Lumber
Co. a1 ways is well supplied with the best
grades of both soft and hard coal, and
leave your orders with them.
Kansas’ stormy legislature has passed
into the history of that perturbed com
monwealth, as one of the most exciting
sessions ever held since its organization.
The need of fire-guards was felt Sunday
afternoon, and some tall rustling done
in breaking out one by a number of per
sons and teams, on the north side of the
We are prepared to announce officially
and with due emphasis that we distinctly
disapprove of such weather, and as local
observer wash our hands of it; we have
no part or parcel in it.
Observe the beauties of reciprocity:
Colonel Mitchell of the Indianola Courier
“Sundays” here. Colonel Barnes of the
McCook Times-Democrat “Sundays”
there. Thus do we nicely maintain our
terrestrial equilibri um
Here is the way the editor of the Syra
cuse Register says he handles delinquent
subscribers: “When we meet a delinquent
we grab him by the back of the neck
with our right hand, give him a twist
and a shake that turns him wrong side
out and causes the shekels to fall in the
palm of our left hand. If the shekels
don’t fall we leave him wrong side out.”
A member or representative of the
Beatrice canning factory will be in Mc
Cook, next week, to look over this field
and its advantages as a location for a
canning factory. Shouldn’t McCook and
the farmers of this vicinity make a strong
effort toward securing this desirable en
terprise? It will bring some money into
our midst, and give employment to quite
a force of hands, and provide a home
market for a vast quantity of the pro
ducts of the field. Why not take hold
-of this matter in a business-like manner.
It is doubtless worth the effort.
It long ago seemed as though
shoes could never be , better and
never be cheaper, but they are
better now and cheaper now than
they ever were before. The great
every day favorite is our men’s
and ladies’ shoe. It is as much a
boon to the pocketbook as it is to
the feet. It won’t wear you out
to wear it out. You don’t need to
take care of it; it takes care of
itself. It will give you solid com
fort for the simple reason that a
better shoe for knockabout pur
poses has never been produced.
If prices never appealed to you
before, the price of this shoe will,
for it costs only $2.50. It will
look nicer and wear longer than
any shoe on earth.
Joe Spotts will break out the Lincoln
Land Co. land on the east side of the city.
The stock has been ordered and a new
flour and feed store will be shortly
opened out in our city.
If the canning project falls through it
will be simply because the farmers will
not guarantee to plant a sufficient acreage
Mr. Lunkwenc, a late arrival, has
commenced building a frame dwelling
and barn on his farm over on the south
side of the river.
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.
The great gap existing between the
price of hogs and beef cattle should be
closed by bringing the price of cattle up
to correspond with that of hogs.
Commissioners Ryan, Graham and
Young were out viewing school section
16-2-30, Wednesday, an application to
purchase having been made by the
J. Albert Wells’ spring opening on
Wednesday afternoon and evening,
March 22d. L. bowman & Son’s spring
opening, Wednesday afternoon and even
ing, March 29th.
The prairie fire which raged north of
the city, Sunday, fortunately caused but
slight damage, although there were
many narrow escapes from destruction
of houses, barns and crops.
The Tribune hears upon good author
ity that Frank H. Spearman is not a
candidate for either of the local U. S.
land offices. But that some genuine sur
prises along that line are in store for us.
The assistant secretary of the interior
has affirmed the decision of the general
land office in the case of E. D. Brown vs.
P. R. Burrel et al, on appeal in the
homestead entry from McCook land
office in Nebraska.
The heavy inflow of eastern capital for
the purpose of investment in Nebraska
farms is one of the best evidences in the
world that our state is fast coming to the
front as one of the substantial common
wealths of the union.
Newspapermen are proverbially gener
ous with words. For instance our friend
Lindsay of the Independent Enterprise,
last week, took over a column of space
to express what can be stated explicitly
and fully in one word.
The M. E. Church has engaged Tank
Kee to give his nine exhibitions and en
tertainments. Magnificent collection of
curiosities has cost $48,000. At the M.
E. church April 5th and 6th. At Me
nard’s opera house April 7, 8, 10 and 11.
“Jolly Uncle Josh” called at this office
this week and not only paid a year in
advance, but subscribed for a copy, for
his young proteges of the baby carriage
episode, and ordered a half dozen extra
subscriptions to friends in the east, and
remarked incidently that the Tribune is
the best paper in the county.—Beaver
Last week C. P. Viland moved in his
family from the Quick neighborhood, and
is located in the Lawrence Shevlin resi
dence in the northwestern part of the
city. His main purpose has been to se
cure school privileges for his children.
Mr. Viland, however, has secured a con
tract from the Lincoln Land Co. to do a
large amount of breaking, and as soon
as the conditions are favorable he will
turn over about ioo acres of the com
pany's land west of the city limits.
A little girl, unknown, was caught in
the act of stealing some oranges and
lemons in Noble’s grocery, Tuesday even
ing. Store keepers report considerable
loss along this petty thievery line. An
elderly lady was also seen to carry away
some oranges from a certain grocery re
cently. This and the promiscuous samp
ling of eatables are sources of annoyance
and loss to merchants daily. One shop
man discourages the practice by keeping
an open package of tainted fruit conven
ient for all. And you would be surprised
to know how many people are taken in
Don’t forget the editor when you have
a news item. If your wife whips you,
let us know and we will set you right be
fore the public. If you have company,
tell us if you are not ashamed of your
visitors. If a youngster arrives at your
home and demands food and raiment,
buy a quarter’s worth of cigars and come
around, and if you are a cash subscriber
we will furnish a name for him or her as
circumstances warrant. If you have a
social gathering of a few friends, bring
around a big cake, six or seven pies and
a ham—not necessarily to eat, but as a
guarantee of good faith. You needn’t
bother to invite us, as it may be a little
too cool for our wardrobe. We mention
these things because we want the news.
"A railroad or bust” is the war-cry ov
er at Stockville.
And early in the morning of the 16th
day of the 3d month it snowed.
Yes, Absalom, a novelette and a chest
nut are sometimes synonymous.
The J. M. Sewell grain company have
opened headquarters at Hastings.
Here’s your red-hot tomolly—The Mc
Cook Tribune—only $1.50 for 52 copies.
The Hastings canal will be a go—-just
as soon as they get the money, the ditch
and the water.
Mayor Brewer promises the "dark
horses” of an esteemed contemporary a
whole bushel of fun about April 4th, next.
The Lowmans are contemplating the
removal of their dressmaking department
upstairs in the building they now occupy.
They are never out of coal at the Bar
nett Lumber Yard, and carry the best
the market affords in hard and soft coal
at all times.
F. S. Wilcox shipped two cars of hogs
to the Denver market Sunday night, and
two cars of cattle to the South Omaha
market Monday night.
On Monday Frank Reid closed the
sale of his residence property to W. O.
Russell, who will occupy the same about
the first of the month.
The Bartley Inter-Ocean wishes the
McCook Independent Enterprise the
good fortune to ‘ ‘have a large share of
common sense and give its readers facts,
not fancies.” _
There is the annual democratic howl
going up just now for non-partisan nomi
nations for municipal and educational
officers—that is in all localities where
the democrats are in the minority.
One of our teacher corps was compelled
to walk home, Monday, from school on
her “uppers,” a gust of wind of quite un
common violence having blown the soles
off her shoes, as she doth aver.
Tickets are out for a benefit ball to be
given in the opera hall, April 13th, in be
half of W. W. Gerver, who is endeavor
ing to raise money enough to buy a pair
of artificial legs. Reizenstein’s orchestra
will provide the music.
There is nothing on earth, nor in the
heavens above, nor in the waters be
neath, which will reconcile one to such a
day as Monday, like one of General Hat
field’s sacred concerts. Why they can
even make hanging one blissful dream
The citizens of McCook should early
institute an unrelenting warfare against
filth. Clean up should be the battle cry
of every property owner. Haul out the
manure and ashes, and everything else
which makes your properties unclean
and unsightly and unhealthy.
That “original” Jolly Uncle Josh nov
elette is having a large run among our
exchanges. By a mere but unfortunate
coincidence, however, they appeared in
score of valley weeklies at the same time,
with the blanks filled in as fancy and
circumstance dictated of course.
Our Colonel Frank Huber on Sunday
morning in Lincoln was held up by
some robbers and relieved of his gold
watch, about $8 in money and a pocket
knife. Which is pretty tough when add
ed to his recent loss of a sweetheart, and
narrow escape from self-destruction. In
fine the colonel is in the swim down in
the capital city up to his neck, or there
Work was inaugurated, Tuesday morn
ing, on the improvements long contem
plated on the pump house and the water
works. The present building will be
torn down, and a larger and more conven
ient one erected down nearer the wells.
This will about double the pumping ca
pacity of the plant, and will give Mc
Cook a water system unequalled in any
Nebraska town of its population. These
improvements completed will leave noth
ing to be desired in that line but a new
stand pipe, which will follow in due
course of events.
A business meeting of the Y. P. S. C.
E. was held at the residence of W. W.
McMillen, Tuesday evening. Thirty
members were accepted, and new officers
elected: C. T. Watson, president; Miss
D. Ward, vice-president; Howard Finity,
secretary; Miss Allie Boucher, treasurer;
Joe Wells, corresponding secretary. The
society are arranging for a temperance
meeting. Sunday evening, and hope to
have it ready for that time. It is the
intention of the executive committee to
form several new committees and to
push the work on still more practical
lines. The Endeavor society now has a
membership of one hundred.
In addition to being a pretty clever
and effective ‘‘roaster” Deacon Morlan
now poses as an expert in ecclesiastical
law, since defending and clearing Rev.
George E. Taylor of Indianola in the
libel suit against him by Rev. William
O. Woolman of Culbertson. The suit
occupied much time and attracted large
attention, in the district court of Hitch
cock county, last week, and resulted out
of the fact that Rev. Woolman was some
time since removed from the Congrega
tional ministry, the charges preferred
being framed by Rev. Taylor. It is
thought that the supreme court will re
lieve the deacons who were about a year
since mulcted $200.00 in a suit instituted
against them by Woolman for a similar
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
George Kaime is qqjte seriously ill.
Sheriff Banks sojourned among us offi
George J. Kelley was over from Stock
Commissioner Sam. Young was a Com
mercial guest, Tuesday night.
E. H. Marshall of Bloomington was up
on official business, Wednesday.
Fred Carruth has been up from Platts
mouth since the first of the week.
T. M. Sargent and Miss Belle were up
from Indianola, Tuesday, on business.
Lawyer Blackledge of Culbertson was
down, Monday, on business of the law.
J. P. Squire was up from Beatrice, the
fore part of the week, on land business
Joe Wells has been laid up for the past
week or ten days with a severe attack of
F. H. Spearman spent a few days of
the week in Lincoln and other eastern
N ebraska points.
Rev. Samuel A. Potter conducted Epis
copal services in the Lutheran church,
D. P. Peterson, brother of Miss We
nona, was down from Stratton, yester
day, on a brief visit.
Oscar Callihan of the Bank of Benkel
man exhibited his beaming countenance
at commercial headquarters, Sunday.
Mrs. T. B. Stutzman and two children
arrived from Davenport, Nebraska, Sat
urday, and is the guest of her parents,
Dr. and Mrs. Peter Boyle.
J. W. Robinson was called to Council
Bluffs, Iowa, Monday evening, by a tele
gram announcing the death of his aged
mother in that city, early that morning.
C. L. DeGroff arrived home, Sunday,
from the east, where he has been for the
past two weeks, stocking up his large es
tablishment with seasonable things in all
Mrs. Vandewalker, who has been the
guest of her sister, Mrs. W. H. Davis,
for the past two or three months, de
parted for Clayton, New York, on 6
Miss Minnie Johnston, who has been
visiting friends in St. Joe and Tarkio,
Missouri, for the past few weeks, arrived
home, last night, having had a delight
Barney Hofer of the Hayes Centre
Times spent Tuesday evening here on
his way home from attending the state
convention of democratic editors at Beat
rice, first of the week.
S. W. Huddleston arrived home, first
of the week from his trip of a week
or two east and south, looking up a
business location. He states that Mc
Cook is good enough for him.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carrutli arrived
home, Wednesday noon, from Platts
mouth, where Mr. Carruth has been for
past two weeks for his health, which we
rejoice to note is much improved.
Kev. u. A. Kuzzell ot Juniata was m
the city, Tuesday, on missionary work
for the Baptist church of Nebraska, leav
ing on Wednesday morriing up the
Frenchman valley on a similar mission.
Miss Cory of Wells’ millinery depart
ment arrived home from the east, Sun
day night, and is prepared to dazzle the
people of McCook and vicinity with a
marvelous display of stylish things in her
Hugh W. Cole and C. J. Ryan are tak
ing in Omaha, Lincoln, Beatrice and oth
er eastern Nebraska towns getting point
ers for the proposed A. O. U. W. temple.
They were passengers on 6, Wednesday
Judge Cochran arrived home, Wednes
day night, from Washington, D. C. He
will be here a while on personal business
before departing for San Salvador to en
ter upon the duties of his consular ap
Commissioner Ryan was a passenger
for eastern Nebraska, Wednesday on 6.
He will also take in the celebration of
St. Patrick’s day at Omaha, today, by
the various divisions of Nebraska’s An
cient Order of Hibernians.
Mrs. George J. Burgess and daughter
Miss Maud were up from Arapahoe, early
days of the week, looking over a resi
dence property which Mr. Burgess has
made a proposition to buy, over on north
Melvin street. They hope soon to be
come residents of our city. Left for
home on 4, Wednesday.
The boys who attended the Mystic
Shrine meeting at the Hastings oasis,
Wednesday night, report such a time as
only Shriners are supposed to have and
enjoy. There was a large delegation
present from this section of Nebraska,
most of whom traveled the burning
sands of the desert: Sir Knights E. C.
Ballew, J. R. Roxby, A. H. Easterday,
George Pronger, J. F. Ganschow, David
Magner, J. D. Robb, T. M. Mundy, W.
M. Anderson, J. T. Bullard, C. E. Pope,
C. W. Bronson, A. Snyder, George W.
Johnson and H. W. Cole of our city; C.
H. Peck, J. R. McFaul, J. T. Reynolds
and J. F. Thompson of Trenton; George
Able and Engineer Hardy of Denver;
Jay Tubbs of Holdrege; W. W. Josselvn
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report
. _ _____ _ _ _ :
for sale In all parts of
the city by (3 . J . R yan.
Mesdames Boatman and Carson of the
south side are both ill.
G. L. Laws was up from Holdrege,
Friday night and Saturday, on land busi
A small stable and some hay, a tree
claim and some fencing seems to be
about the sum total of damages and loss
by Sunday’s prairie fire north of the
city. Very fortunate.
Lowmans are rearranging their shelv
ing and goods somewhat, so as to place
their millinery goods in a more favora
ble position for light and display. That
department will in future occupy space
in front on the south side of the store.
There was a goodly attendance upon
the social given by the Epworth league
in the Methodist church, last evening.
Besides the excellent refreshments served
there was a meritorious program of a mu
sical and literary character. The affair
was withal profitable and pleasing.
The decree of Postmaster General
Bissell to the effect that postmasters shall
be required to devote all their time to
their official duties is right and proper,
and ought to be vigorously enforced. It
is a rule from which there ought to be no
departure. “A public office is a public
trust,” and not a sort of collateral per
quisite for the reward of pernicious activ
ity and offensive partisanship.
The idea of keeping the World’s Fair
open for a year is a good one. Six
month’s time is entirely inadequate, and
certainly interest in the exhibition can
be maintained for twelve months. Every
body should be afforded an opportunity
to see the “greatest show on earth.”
The people should be given the chance
to see the wonders of nature, and art and
see them at their leisure and in comfort.
The extension of the time will put an
end to the fears of a rush and of extor
tion. Visitors will neither be crowded
nor fleeced. The world will go to the
Fair in “reliefs,” one detail after anoth
er, till all have seen and been satified.
As a prairie state Nebraska will never
see the time when she will cease to plant
trees, and at this time of the year while
we have the time to think, it may be a
good idea to lay off a patch of ground
somewhere and plant it to forest trees
this spring. This will always be a live
issue, and what has already been done
in this direction is but a drop in the
bucket as to what needs doing. Many
have already their plans to put out a
goodly number of fruit trees, which is
well; but do not forget to add a few for
est trees to the number also. From the
experience of those who have been here
a number of years and have tried the
planting of cottonwoods, we should say
do not plant very extensively of that va
riety. The only thing to be said in its
favor is that it is a quick grower, but a
poor liver. Plant the hardier varieties
like the box elder, which, if properly
cared for will make a quick growth. And
also the ash is not to be overlooked. But
probably a profitable tree to grow is the
walnut. The planting of a tree, whether
for fruit, timber or ornament, increases
the value of the land. The value of
many farms could be doubled in a few
years by judicious tree planting.
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.
Pony For Sale,
A good, gentle family pony for sale
cheap. Inquire at this office for particu
C Q. D. ■
TO INTRODUCE A FANCY HIGH PATENT FLOUI?
.I SHALL SELL A.
Car Load at the Nominal price of $1 per Sack.
THERE IS A CLEAR SAVING FOR YOU IN THIS OF JUST 26 PER CENT.
Other Good things this week are:
Fancy Six Star Figs, finest you ever saw, 30 cents per pound.
A line of Dried Fruits that will astonish you in Quality and Price
A Delicious Chocolate Cream Table Syrup only 45c per gallon.
A New Invoice of that Unexcelled and Unequalled qs cent Tea.
It Pays to do your pT
....TRADING AT... ‘ THE O. \J. U.
If you want lire or
tornado insurance in
call on C. J. Ryan.
Dr. A. P. Welles and J. A. Wilcox ap
peared before the district board at Hol
drege, Wednesday evening, with a formal
proposition for the location of the Wes
leyan seminary for the west Nebraska
conference at McCook. Orleans was
the only other town in the competition,
and they had no formal proposition to
offer. A half-baked young preacher by
the name of Haywood and the more or
less celebrated politician Burton of that
hamlet, had, however, a large fund of
misrepresentation and abuse to offer
concerning McCook. But it is not to
be expected that such contemptible
horse play will avail them anything.
No action was taken by the district
I board, however, and another meeting
will be held at a time to be announced
soon. The people of this city hope that
at this meeting only genuine proposi
tions in writing will be considered, and
that Orleans will have something to offer
besides slander and lies about a city that
could lose Orleans in one of its suburbs.
Get down to business. A grave yard
is not a suitable location for a live
A Few Improvements.
Isaac Cozad is having a house built in
Cal Throne’s new dwelling in east Mc
Cook is well under way.
Frank Stillman is putting up a dwelling
house for his tenant and family.
Dr. A. C. Harlan is building him a fine
residence up in Frontier county.
A. G. Bump has the foundation in for
his new residence on Manchester street.
They are putting up a new school
house over in district 3, Bondville pre
T. F. Rowell is putting up an addition
to his dwelling in the northeastern part
of the city.
James Doyle has commenced the eon
stuction of a barn 28x80 feet in dimen
sion on his place up on the Willow.
John E. Furr, who recently purchased
five acres off the northeast corner ofM.
C. Maxwell’s farm, has put up a barn and
is building a dwelling on the same.
The Ball Will Open.
Dodgers were struck and posted on
Wednesday announcing a
There will be a city caucus held in the
city of McCook, at the city hall, Satur
day evening, March 18, 1893, at 8:30 P.
M., central time, for the purpose of plac
ing in nomination the following officers:
One City Clerk,
One City Treasurer,
One City Engineer,
One Police Judge,
Two Members of School Board.
By Order of Many Citizens.
Notice to Clean Up.
Notice is hereby given all property
owners to clean up their vacant lots,
alleys, etc., within the corporate limits
of the city of McCook, under penalty of
the ordinance of said city.
By order of the Mayor and Council.
J. H. Dwyer, Marshal.
All persons are hereby notified not to
unload manure and other filth or debris
within the city limits under penalty of
the ordinance governing that offense—a
fine of $5 for each offense. By order of
the mayor and council.
J. H. Dwyer, Marshal.
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