The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, March 31, 1893, Image 4

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The imperative and overshad
owing duty of the hour is the
inauguration of a thorough and
effective reform in our municipal
matters. The scandals of the
*ftlush fund,” the slack observance
Of the Sunday closing clause of
the Slocumb law, the running
wide open of gambling dens, the
daily tiauntings of vice and im
morality in the face of the public,
onder the present administration,
have caused a stench in the nos
trils of every good citizen, and call
out to high heaven for a purifica
tion. Mayor Brewer has been
twice tried and found wanting.
Gambling, the social evil, and
Other irregularities, have under
his regime become more securely
intrenched than ever before in the
City’s history. Unrighteous fines
Collected from fallen women and
gambling men have been illegally
diverted from the school fund to a
“slush fund,” which has been a
<3t>urce of unprecedented corrup
tion. During the past two years
the lawless and bum elements have
been supreme. The Tribune now
believes the hour has come when
the law-abiding citizens of Mc
Cook must step forth to a man,
Old ted, determined, unswerving,
;tud demand a halt and a change.
Xhe emergency calls for the lay
ing aside of all personal consider
ations and religious prejudices and
for concentration upon the one
great desirable end, that of secur
ing a cleaner city government,
Heeded reforms in its financial and
moral affairs. The Tribune be
lieves that these wrongs can best
be righted, the moral tone of our
city elevated, that fines will be
placed where they legally belong,
tiiat gambling in public places at
least will be suppressed, restric
tions will be placed on the social
efVil which now flaunts its liideous
Uess so flagrantly and publicly,
that the notorious “slush fund”
if ill sink into a hateful oblivion—
by the election of Felix Kennedy
t’p the office of Mayor. Let no
man fail to do his duty next Tues
day, and McCook will be redeemed
from a shameful misrule.
If that scoundrel and alleged
procurer Kelley was released at
the instance of “Denver Kate,” as
we are informed by reliable citi
zens is the case, the city of Mc
Cook is indeed in a sad aud
pitiable plight—we have sounded
the depths of infamy. If it is no
crime to keep a young girl from
home all night and to steer her
into a house of infamy in the
nforning, why was the fellow ar
rested? If it is such a heinous
crime to society as good citizens
agree it is, why was he released?
(Jould such a debased and despica
ble a fellow know anything that
thp present city authorities have
eabse to be alarmed about should
he have been placed on the witness
stand ?
Such deep-dyed, devilish deeds
as thet of the alleged procurer
Kelley, which came to light on
Wednesday morning, but intensify
the imperative character of the
demand for a better and cleaner
i«3d more honorable administra
tion of the municipal affairs of the
cfty of McCook. The young girls
of our city must be defended and
protected from the hellish designs
afld wolfish wiles of such agents
of the pit of perdition. A safe
afld long step toward better things
is a vote for Felix Kennedy for
Good people, if you feel that
McCook needs a purer city gov
ernment, vote for Felix Kennedy
tbr mayor, and The Tribune guar
afltees many desirable changes for
the better and cleaner whmnistra
tion of our municipal affairs. j
An Auspicious Opening.
Perhaps their most auspicious opening
since the advent of L. Lowman & Son to
our city was that held by them on the
the afternoon and evening of Wednesday
of this week. Their establishment was
thronged to overflowing by the ladies of
McCook and vicinity and from neighbor
ing towns, anxious to see the unusu
ally large and elegant stock just opened
for inspection in all departments of their
well filled store.
Their purchases this season exceeded
all previous efforts both in point of
amount and richness and variety, and
their display in the several departments
was the finest they have ever made.
In dry goods they presented a most
attractive assortment; especially was the
exhibit of dress goods complete and rich
and varied. The department in its va
rious lines was replete with many new
and desirable goods, in quality and price
to suit all.
In the millinery department there was
a particularly pretty and effective dis
play of handsome and stylish trimmed
hats and bonnets, together with an end
less variety of the fashionable and lovely
et ceteras of the milliner’s art. Miss
Odum is in charge of this department,
and gave ample and satisfactory proof of
her fitness to preside over that interest.
Miss Rowell also had on display from
the popular dress-making rooms of the
establishment a rich and handsome crea
tion made as a part of the wedding out
fit of an Iowa prospective bride, which
was a credit to that department, and
elicited many expressions of praise.
In imported and domestic cloaks there
was a fine selection of natty and swell
Souvenirs were distributed to the early
guests, the unusual attendance, however,
soon making the supply to disappear.
It was withal a very gratifying opening.
Mrs. Frank Harris Entertains.
Mrs. Frank Harris invited in a large
company of lady friends, Wednesday
evening, to meet Mrs. T. B. Stutzman
of Davenport, Nebraska, who has been
visiting relatives and friends here for the
past two or three weeks. The character
of the amusement was rather unique, but
fascinating,—something of a guessing
match: Cards were furnished each guest
containing fifteen combinations of letters
which represented the names of fifteen
old testament worthies. The best guesser
and speller received the prize. Quite a
number of the ladies were successful, but
in drawing cuts Mrs. Z. L. Kay came
off victorious. The prize was an embroid
ered silk handkerchief.
Refreshments were served at a late
hour, of an elaborate, toothsome and
tasty sort.
The guests were: Mesdames W. S.
Morlan, C. H. Meeker, John Hatfield, Z.
L. Kay, W. F. Lawson, L’Roy Allen, J.
F. Kenyon, J. F. Ganschow, C. L. De
Groff, S. L. Green, Albert McMillen, C.
F. Babcock, U. G. Moser, A. Campbell,
G. A. Noren, J. Albert Wells, Fowler
Wilcox, J. F. Forbes, J. F. Heber, II. P.
Sutton, J. P. Lindsay, F. M. Kimmell,
J. W. Boyle of Chicago, Illinois, T. B.
Stutzman of Davenport, Nebraska, E. C.
Ballew, W. C. Stevenson, Julian Hulan
iski, Mrs. Patten and Miss Lyons.
Romance for April is the eighth in
that series of special numbers, nearly
half of its contents being from the Ital
ian. The famous Italian authors are
represented in this collection, and the
selection embrace a powerful war story,
an alms-house sketch, a tale of King
Humbert’s kindness, two sparkling love
stories, and thrilling incidents, legends
and adventures. Besides the Italian
stories, there are strong and beautiful
tales by Harriett Prescott Spofford, Eva
Wilder McGlasson, Mary C. Hunger
ford and others; an April fool story, a
very funny Ghost story by Oscar VVilde,
and one of the most charming of French
love stories, by Henri de Chennevieres.
The interesting periodical comes from
Romance Publishing Company, Clinton
Hall, Astor Place, New Yoik. 25
cents a number; $2.50 a year.
It is commendable to be a good house
keeper, but don’t be a fussy one. It
isn’t necessary to make every one un
comfortable around you in your crusade
against untidiness, and remember always
that but one room at a time can be set
in order; therefore do not get the whole
house upset in your zealous ardor.
Keep one nook cosy and comfortable for
the men folks to drop into at night.
Try and remove as far as possible the
annoyances of the spring cleaning from
those who toil outside all day long and
need rest when they come home at its
close, instead of having to camp out any
way or anyhow, just because the house
is being put into its summer clothes.
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.
The only place in McCook where you
can secure the New Departure Cultivat
or is at the Harris hardware, the exclu
sive agents for that peerless cultivator.
Great Q
Sale of Shoes!
They simply mast be
moved to make room
.for our New.
Goods... ®
Tears may flow and
hearts may break at
the thought of putting
such Low Prices on
these Goods, but.
Go they
Must, and
Go they Shall.
Emotionally Yours,
Are Headquarters
They Carry the
Largest Stock in McCook,
And the only Complete Line in
Southwestern Nebraska.
When You Need Anything Their Line...
Soar of the Famote.———
Regimental Blacksmith,
Opposite Billiard’s lumber yard ami
in O’Neil’s carpenter shop.
/ Will Cure Interfering Horses
& Contracted Hoofs or no Pay.
will give you value received or no
pay. Prices reasonable.
For First-Class
Laundry Work.
McCook, - Nebraska.
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Famous Clothing Co.
SPRING 1893.
dfl Entire
New and
Stocft of
Mei ail Boys’ Clotkiii,
Finisliii Bools ail
Stylist Hats ail Cats.
The Latest Styles in Colors and Shapes, as well as the more Staple
Goods, comprising in all the Largest and Finest Assortment in South
western Nebraska. We want everybody to call and see the New Styles
in Every Department.
March 9, 1893. JONAS ENGEL,
^,McCook, Nebraska. Manager.
S. D MeClaiu. Frank Nichols.
s. o. McClain & co.,
Well Drillers.
Guarantee all Work to be
JSlrDrders may be left at S. M.
Cochran & Co.’s store in McCook.
Livery, Feed & Boarding
Lindner Barn, McCook. Neb.
Good Rigs and Reasonable Prices.
33?“First-class care given boarding
horses, and charges fair. Call and
give me a trial.
B. F. Troxel
If you want good
Bull Stone.
Low Price.
He has iu Stock a Large
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Sec him if you contemplate building
and cot his prices.