The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, June 16, 1893, Image 4
pc J§tCoo& By F. M. KIMMELL. $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. ALL HOME PRINT. Arthur Burnam, who is con nected with Reid, Murdcqjc & Co. of Chicago, drops his oldtime friend F. H. Spearman of our city the fol lowing excerpt from a Chicago newspaper, which is sufficiently valuable to occupy space in The Tribune, and is withal mighty in teresting reading, POLITICS AND BUSINESS. It is now about a year since the representative Democrats of the country assembled in Chicago, and, among other things, made a fierce onslaught upon the financial and business policy of the party then in power. At that time the country was eminently prosperous. From one end of the land to the other all interests were thrifty. Wages were high and everybody had employ ment. The manufactories of the country were running at full head; farmers were getting good prices for good crops; the banks were ac commodating, and commercial paper was paid when due with a uniformity which made times good in every respect. Those harsh croakings made no perceptible dif ference with any branch of busi ness. Everything continued to ■ move along prosperously all through the campaign. The result of the election was a surprise to the, business interests of the country, but the people were not disposed to magnify its im portance. They generally assumed that it did not matter much, except to the politicians, who was Presi dent or which party was given con trol of public affairs. Seven months have elapsed since the election, and three months since the inaugurat ion. Nothing has been done of a definite nature by the administrat ion to disturb the prosperity that prevailed under Republican rule, but it is perfecty evident that a check has been put upon the thrift which prevailed under Harrison. The truth is that the business men of the country wondered, and are still wondering, what the people meant by taking the reins of au thority out of the hands of the party under which everything was moving so satisfactorily. As long as this state of mind continues the general tendency will be to extraor dinary caution. Merchants will g® light in their purchases, manufac turers will tend to light runs, and the banks will be rigid in the cur tailment of credits. This general tightening up cau only be explain ed on the ground that when a country which is in the midst of prosperity makes a change in the government the people accept it as a signal for putting on the brakes. It is to be remembered that the issues joined in the last National campaign were business issues. This was true to a remarkable de gree, and it is only natural that the business men should inquire diligently into the meaning of the change. It is to be regreted that Mr. Cleveland did not call both houses of Congress together at the beginning of his administration. Had he done so the suspense would have been over by this time, prob ably. Business can adjust itself to almost anything, provided only the element of uncertainty is elimi nated. It is uncertainty which is peculiarly paralyzing in its effect upon all which comes under the head of legitimate enterprise and commercial confidence. It is certainly very amusing to note tlie different opinions being expressed concerning the Nebraska exhibit at the fair. Some laud it to the heavens. Others curse it to the profoundest depths of hades. The Tribune is constrained to observe that there seems to be more or less method in their mab ness. The opinions vary too widely to be valuable or trustworthy. It has required a great deal of “kicking” to accomplish what we have done as a nation. It will re quire considerable “kicking” to undo 8ome things that we have not done wisely. It mu$t be borne in mind that “kicking” necessarily implies something to be kicked, and as a general rule it is seldom that anything gets kicked that doesn’t deserve it. Hon. James E. North of Col umbus succeeds Peters as collector of internal revenue for Nebraska and the Dakotas. “The Shermau law cannot be re pealed by the next congress unlese it is substituted by free coinage of silver in some form. They may put more silver in the dollar, buf free coinage will be insisted upon as a condition to the repeal of tht Sherman law.”—Senator Mander son. The lieutenant governor of Kan sas is at the head of a movement that contemplates an organization of 80,000 members to boycott the World’s fair on account of high railroad rates. If successful the boycott would scarcely injure the fair, but it would keep $1,000,000 of Kansas money in Kansas. It must be remembered that while the commercial agencies re port a general feeling of uncertain ty in the business condition of the country, trade is very fair in the Missouri valley, and there will be no “hard times” here in • case the crop prospects continue as good as they are at present. There is every reason to believe that the yield of corn in Nebraska this year will be phenomenal. Capital is evidently beginning to understand the significance of the popular hostility to trusts. The unfruitful results of the efforts of several of these combines to bor row money last week so indicate. Stocks of these corporations that a few weeks ago were “gilt-edged” receive now little or no considera tion. No one can long violate a .natural law with impunity, and these trusts exist in violation of the natural law of trade as surely as of the ethical code and legal statutes. Their imminent condi tion merely again illustrates the truth of the trite adage that the mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine. Icha bod is written on their charters— their day has departed. The legislature of Michigan has repealed the famous law whereby presidential electors were selected by congressional districts. The constitution of the United States, however, provides that the states shall appoint electors in such man ner as their respective legislature may direct. The suggestion has frequently been made in view of the “Michiganization” process, and be cause in some of the states these electors were chosen by the legis lature themselves, that the consti tution should be so amended as to require presidential electors chosen in a uniform manner throughout the union. Whatever may have been the objectionable features of the Michigan law its fatal defect was that the method was not univ ersal. PROSPECT PARK. Lolo Rogers is visiting her brother Allen Rogers and wife. Two more weeks of school and then the kids will all be happy. Quite a warm breeze struck this part of the moral vineyard, Sunday. J. B. Russell was on our streets, Tuesday, on business. Guy Russell ac companied him. Minnie Whittaker of the city spent Saturday and Sunday in the park, the guest of Alma Felton. Children’s day was celebrated by the Sunday school. The Allam quartette furnishing the music. County Superintendent T. H Bayston was on our streets, Tuesday, visiting the schools in this corner of the county. The Tuttle boys are back from their trip to-Missouri, they say that Red Willow county is the proper place to live. Marion Walters of Lebanon spent Saturday and Sunday at Harry Wade’s, the guest of his old time friend S. W. Cunningham. The many friends of Geo. W. Roper, in this community extend their heart felt sympathy to him and his family in their sad bereavement. To the young lady who thinks the Prospect Park items sound so green, we would just say that a great many green things grow in Nebraska. Quite an exciting runaway ocourred here, Tuesday. Harry Wade was driv ing Charlie Boatman’s team to an Eli cultivator, when in turning around the team beoame frightened and jumped upsetting the Eli which struck their heels and away they went. After tak ing Harry around awhile the Eli righted itself when he soon stopped them. The Eli was slightly damaged and both team and driver were out of breath. Sonny. is stamped in the best watch cases made. It is the trade mark of the Keystone Watch Case Company, of Philadelphia, the oldest, largest and best known factory in the world— 1500 employees,capacity 2000 cases daily. Its products are sold by all jewelers. It makes the celebrated Jas. Boss Filled Watch Cases, now fitted with the only bow (ring) which can not be pulled off the case—the Ask your jewelerforpamphlet. —call at— LENNART’S LAUNDRY For First-Class Laundry Work. —o McCook, ... Nebraska. 1NDIAN0LA ITEMS. No marriage licenses for nine days. We will soon have a full fledged band again. Prof. Wm. Valentine was in our city Thursday. Indianola will celebrate with races, at the fair grounds. Miss May Powell has been visiting on the Beaver this week. Dr. J. E. Hathorn had business in the county court Wednesday. The company in charge of the fair grounds are improving the track. Mrs. J. H. Goodrich is very sick at the home of her mother Mrs. Bishop. Rev. Lisle is expected home this week and will occupy his pulpit next Sunday C. A. Donnor is having a barn built on his place, recently bought of T. S. Grisell. S. R. Smith went to Omaha Tuesday eveing to attend Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M. J. W. Dolan, wife and three sons left on Tuesday morning’s train for World’s fair. J. J. Wilson has sold his buiness to a gentieman Irom Colorado, J. J. expects to go farther west. W. G. Black and wife left Friday last for a visit in Iowa and W. G. will alse take in the world’s fair. County superintendent has been vis iting schools in the extreme south west corner of the county this week. County commissioners are in session this week. If the assessor has made you too rich now is the time to get same cut down. The little son ot Andy Lord reported as one of the children burned by phos phorus last week is still alive, but the chances are slim for his recovery. We-are sorry to note that our old friends Sanford Richards and wife have decided to leave, he could not find a business opening hear to suit him. We are glad to note that Mr. J. H. Short who has been confined to the house far some weeks with lung trouble is improving and able to be out a little. Geo. Hill is attending the state en campment of S. of V. at West Point, Neb., this week, and we arc proud to state that George is State Inspector of the above order. The Daughters of Veterans are pre paring a Columbian Festival for this Thursday evening. They have an abun dance of strawberries and ice cream and expect to have a food time. A card from H. \V. Keyes dated at Chicago, discloses the fact that himself and wife are having a good time in the great city, and says that the exhibition is much grander than he expected. The Board of Insanity had a queer case for consideration this week, and as near as ihe facts can be learned, there has been trouble among the neighbors of Joseph Morris and his family, and for fear Mr. M. wonld have them arrested they had him and his son Martin both brought before the board on the charge of insanity, who after examining many witnesses, discharged them. As my supplementary letter did not reach you in time for publication last week, will say that both Harry and Ray Roper died on Friday. The funeral was held at the M. E. church on Saturday mornibg conducted by Rev. J. M. Mann, of Bartley assisted by Rev. C. D. Gear hart. The church was crowded to its utmost, many persons not being able to gain admittance. The little ones were buried ;in one grave beside their mother, who left them when only mere babes. Mr. Roper and family have the sympathy of all m^heir affliction. >11 II III I I I t I » o o o o « o o o o o o *1 i i • i i : • • III • ' “We Want Facts,” Observed Dickens’ well known character, Mr. . Thomas Gadgrind, and it is well enough for us to confine ourselves, as a generul thing, to such statements, unless we are poets. Just now let us direct your attention to the fact that we are mak ing lower prices than ever on BOOTS AND SHOES, and that we are selling the best $2.50 Shoe in the market. 0-i Uj tyzucj S-fco^e. GEO. M. CHEJNERY, Propr. I PURE DRUGS, I Medicines, Perfumes, Stationery, Paints, Oils, Lamps, Etc. 213 Main Avenue, McCook, Nebraska. ...The Smart... Photograph Gallery, Over the Famous Clothing- Co. This is the place to get anything in the photograph line. All photos made with the beautiful Celluloid Finish. Pictures made from size of a locket to life size. Old pic tures enlarged iu crayon or water colors. Our crayon work canuot be excelled. Call and see samples. Viewing of farms and residences. Constant supply of picture frames of the latest patterns always on hand, at reasonable prices. Our aim will be to please everybody and we guarantee strictly first-class work. Cloudy weather no disad vantage. P. W. MAECELLUS, McCook, Neb. E^”Noble, Purveyor to tne Great Common People, is now exhibiting about the handsomest and largest as sortment of plain and fancy lamps to be 1 seen in Southwestern Nebraska. FAMOUS; CLOTHING CO. HOT WEATHER GOODS. Thin Coats and Vests, Straw Hats, Neckwear, Lightweight Underwear, Negligee & Dress Shirts, Hosiery of all Grades. A complete assortment of the latest novelties in the above lines and at Popular Prices. McCook, Nebraska. JONAS ENGEL, Manager. FOR ) Y0U!i ■ i FOE YOU! A good slice of tlie earth. Now you get all the profit. In fact you are in on the ground floor. Think of these prices and don’t neglect to snap a few of these Great Bargains. Here are a few which we offer this week just for a starter: [M q 1 A heavy Screen Door, well painted and fur nished complete with spring, hinges, hook qi Ar\ and knob, only. v 1.H-U [\Jq 2 A ^First-class Lawn Mower, fourteen-inch ^ QQ [\Iq Q A very fine quality of Rubber Hose, three nu, piy, an immense bargain, per foot only — IMn A California Lawn Sprinklers, always were o an liU. sold at from $2.50 to $3.00, now olily. £..UU We are sole agents for the following lines and otfer great inducements in them: Jewel Leonard Banquet Gasoline Cleanable Stoves Stoves. Refrigerators, and Ranges. The Finest on Beautifully carved—great All fire-backed—war earth. variety—low prices. ranted 20 years. Genuine Glidden Barbed Wire, Best in the World. Our Stock is one Grert Assortment of Bargains. Call and look us over. THE PIONEER HARDWARE, W. C. LaTocrette, Propr.