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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (June 16, 1893)
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes—40 Years the Standnr''
North Divide Nubbins.
Some land changing hands right along.
M. Steltzer is working for Fred Carter.
Will Rider is doing considerable break
Seems we are having more than our
share of wind.
Nearly every one expects to have a
good crop of com.
Walter Hickling has made final proof
on his tree claim.
Fred Batton was circulating among
relatives early in the week.
We notice “Jim Robinson” has plenty
to do in the blacksmith line.
HerrM. Moehler is daubing paint right
and left nowadays, good idea too.
Alex. Hanlein has been on the sick
list this week having a sort of fever.
Fred Carter has found it necessary to
replant a great deal of his early listed
Mr. King, and family are occupying
their new home with which they are well
Tom Scofield has plowed up several
patches of wheat and planted the same
Another good shower on Wednesday
night tickled the average native im
Fishing parties on the Willow are hav
ing lots of sport these times and so are
A great many trees surrounding the
pleasant home of Mr. Brady have been
Mr. O’Connor from near Patterson,
New Jersey arrived here last wreek on a
visit to relatives.
Mr. Sherman has remodeled his house
adding a story and otherwise making
things look home like.
The good people are more or less occu
pied cultivating their corn, for some rea
son the weeds seem to be scarce.
We are hearing all kinds of rat stories
Just now, fact is there seem to be any
amount of these rodents all over.
Morley E. Piper of Box Elder wanders
over this way now and then and is usually
accompanied by the same fair guide.
James Thompson expects to leave in a
few days for Denver and the west where
he hopes to find something to keep him
Parties are breaking out nearly all the
remaining ground on the old Wilcox
place, but as yet nothing is being planted
Mr. Cashen is going to try raising
broom corn for a change having a num
ber of acres on both new and old ground.
One in his position who has so large a
force of his own ought to succeed.
On Tuesday evening last about forty of
the young people were gathered at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. X. Johnson.
An abundance of the most delicious ice
cream was served during the evening and
altogteher a jolly good time was had. |
J. F. Ganschow may now be
found in his Elegant New
Quarters in the Union Block,
where he is exhibiting one of
the finest and largest stocks of
LADIES’ and CHILDRENS’
SLIPPERS to be seen in
Southwestern Nebraska. Re
member the “Old Reliable”
when you need anything in
the shoe line. His goods and
prices are always right. Be
sure to remember that he has
removed to the Union Block
and is now located in the old
Lytle store room.
Connell & Co.’s.
Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. Mc
Connell & Co.’s.
There is no pawn broker so rash as to
advance much on a college diploma.
Thomas A. Dolan, who was formerly
in the feed business here, is now running
a grocery store in Akron, Colorado.
Thermometers ranged from 100 to 105
in the shade on Sunday afternoon. Yes,
it was certainly hot enough for us all.
Miss Mary Fee, teacher of piano and
organ. For terms call upon her at C. L.
DeGrofTs, corner Monroe and Dearborn
Bartley is preparing to observe the day
we celebrate, and confidently expects to
make the gay old bird reach sublime
Arthur Stevens of Bartley has a broken
leg received on Wednesday of last week.
His pony stepped into a hole in the dark
ness and fell.
The cattle market has declined greatly
of late, and the bank account of some
of our local shippers has suffered consid
erably in consequence.
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.
Ordinance 43 gives the city attorney a
salary of $150 per annual. Ordinance 44
levies a total of 20 mills for general and
incidental city purposes.
“A druggist at McCook runs his pict
ure in his advertisement, and there is no
mistaking that it is he,” is the surprised
observation of the Lincoln Journal.
Mrg. A. H. Burdick has an oak bed.
room suit, (cheral), centre table and bed
lounge she will sell cheap for cash. Call
at Mr. Howe Smith’s, No. 208 Monmouth
The prospects of a fruit crop in this vi
cinity is anything but flattering and
housewives are not likely to count their
glasses of jelly by the dozen, put up
from home grown fruit.
The death of County Clerk Roper’s too
little boys at Indianola, last week, is the
one supremely sad chapter in Red Willow
county’s history. It is simply unspeak
ably pathetic and overwhelmingly
Persons wishing to consult with J. H.
Fowler concerning the summer school
will find him at Green’s book store any
time on Saturday. If you cannot see
him, send your children on Monday and
make arrangements afterward.
The publisher is in receipt of an invi
tation to the marriage of Mr. Edward
Beecher Bowen and Miss Pamelia Dana
Whiting at Ellsworth, Maine, June 19th.
Mr. Bowen will be remembered as a for
mer partner with E. L. Laycock in the
Boston shoe store.
Miss Tillotson did not appear at tlie
Lutheran church,Saturday evening as an
nounced, on account of the smallness of
the attendance. She will return, how
ever, and will give an elocutionary en
tertainment in about three weeks, when
it is hoped that the audience will be suffi
ciently large to warrant the performance.
The I. O. O. F. district drill held in
this city, last Friday evening, was a nota
ble occasion in Odd Fellow circles.
Grand Master A. H. Wier of Lincoln was
present, besides representatives from all
the neighboring lodges of the valley. A
banquet was a feature of the auspicious
occasion which will long be remembered
by all who participated in the gathering.
The Benkelman Bee quotes Register
Lindsay in the following sensible lan
guage: “A legitimate newspaper man
can hardly afford to publish a final proof
notice for less than five dollars and the
editor who schemes to secure proof no
tices by offering to publish them at a
much less rate will not be liable to re
ceive many favors from the McCook
Editor Tribune:—The article in your
last week’s paper as to the possibility of
losing the proposed opera house has evi
dently awakened our citizens so that
quite an amount of stock has been sub
scribed this week. The condition of af
fairs is just this: stock enough is taken
to insure the business block and hall for
A. O. U. W. We prefer, however, put
ting up the opera house at a cost of $12,
000 if the citizens will take the stock.
This is the easiest and only plan to
adopt now and those wishing to help the
enterprise please call on W. H. Davis for
One of the Directors.
Hay promises to be a valuable article.
Anderson's delivery wagon is quite
Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. Mc
Connell & Co.’s.
Summer is here. This is strictly offi
cial and responsible.
The pump house at the wells is rapidly
They have a bran new boy baby at
Mayor Brewer’s home, this week.
This paper is on file in the Nebraska
state building at the world’s fair.
Even paper collars and smiles of any
proportions are useless raiment this kind
The Roscoe Conkling act don’t go with
Mayor Brewer unfortunately for ex-Mar
C. T. Brewer run a special stock train
of thirteen cars in to the Omaha market
The Eaton ranch fire was one of the
most destructive in a history of Red
A robust boy baby made his entranse
into J. S. McBrayer's home and family
circle, Tuesday morning.
Wanted—A position by an experi
enced house-keeper. Make inquiries at
The Tribune office at once.
The Pleasure club met at the residence
of Receiver Bomgardner’s, Saturday
evening last, in a delightful session.
At the Harris Hardware you can get a
Sewing Machine a good one from $20 to
$45 with the company’s guarantee for
The Homeopathic physicians of Ne
braska held their annual convention
in Lincoln on the 13th, 14th and 15th of
There will be regular services in the
Methodist church on Sunday morning
by the pastor. In the evening there will
be Children’s Day services by the Sun
day school. Public cordially invited to
The adoption of Councilman Yarger’s
motion doing away with the notorious
and corrupt “slush fund” would indicate
that Mayor Brewer is not running the
councilmanic body just as he would like.
But Mr. Yarger is eminently correct.
The plight in which the telegraph an
nounces Colonel Thomas E. McCracken
has fallen in Washington is a matter of
profoundest regret to his many friends
in this city and county, who are loth to
accept the painful truthfulness of the
seemingly correct story.
We are advised that there are some
persons in the country tributary to our
city who are fearful of coming to town
to trade on account of diphtheria. Par
ticularly has this scare, for which there
is no foundation, become prevalent north
west of the city. We are happy to state
that there are no cases of diphtheria in
the city at this time.
It may seem a little odd to some that
Mayor Brewer should veto ordinance No.
43 “prohibitory of any kindofgaming at
which any game of chance shall be play
ed for money or property or other valu
able thing of any kind, form or character,
and providing a penalty for violation of
the same, within the city of McCook,”
but it is not surprising to those posted
in this community, not at all.
Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. Mc
Conneee & Co.’s.
A new ruling of the postoffice depart
ment requires that uncalled for letters
be held hereafter thirty days instead of
ten, unless the envelope contains a card,
giving the number of days the sender
wishes it held, together with his name
and post office; in which case the letter
will be returned as requested. The gov
ernment will stop printing the cards on
the envelopes, when the present contracts
expire and those wishing to avoid delay
and disappointment in this particular
should order their envelopes from their
home printing office.
Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. Mc
CONNEEE & CO.’S.
Box Elder Review.
Dick Moore says he has a pood Method
of keeping house now.
Mr. Campbell says he can fish if it is
too wet to raise onions.
We understand that the war is over
and all is quiet at Fort Wilson.
Jas. Kingliom says farming is all right
but he don’t like to herd cattle.
We were benefited by a slight shower
last evening and hope for more soon.
Jas. Oakley and M. E. Piper are each
putting in about 20 acres of sod broom
Several droves of fat cattle were driven
through here last week enroute for Mc
Some of onr farmers are planting corn
where their fall wheat was a short time
Don’t forget the social to given by the
ladies’ Aid Society at Mrs. Piper’s on
Wednesday evening, June 21st.
The Municipal Masters.
The municipal patriarchs were in ad
journed session last Friday evening, pres
ent Mayor Brewer, Councilmen Mc
Adams, Spickelmier, Steinmetz and
Yarger, Clerk Warren, Attorney Ritten
house. Bills as follows were allowed:
Joseph Spotts, salary May.$ 45 00
C. P. Viland, salary half May.... 25 00
A. E. McManigal, salary May. .. 50 00
J. H. Dwyer, salary May. 65 00
A. T. Johnson, labor on streets. . 3 38
The following communication from J.
H. Dwyer was read:
To the Mayor and City Council
of the City of McCook:
I, J. H. Dwyer, chief of police, after a
full consideration of the subject, have
determined to, and do hereby withdraw
my proposition to resign the office of
chief of police, and have concluded to
hold said office and perform the duties
of the same as heretofore. Dated at Mc
Cook, Nebraska, this 9th day of June,
1893. J. H. Dwyer.
The appointment and bond of A. E.
McManigal as chief of police was read
and on motion same was confirmed.
The following motion was submitted
by Councilman Yarger:
“I move that it is the sense of the
council of the city of McCook, that the
chief of police of this city be and he is
hereby instructed to not received any
further payments from prostitutes and
other parties violating the ordinances of
this city. And the chief of police is here
by required to make a report in writing
of all monies collected by him from the
sources above-named, and what disposi
tion he has made of the same. And the
chief of police and the city attorney are
hereby instructed to enforce the ordi
nances of the city against prostitution
and other offenders, and make complaint
and cause to be fined all persons violat
ing any of the ordinances. And that
the fund heretofore known as the “slush
fund” be abolished. Which motion
The city council was in regular session,
Wednesday evening, Mayor Brewer,
Councilman McAdams, Steinmetz, Spick -
elmier and Yarger, Clerk Warren and
Attorney Rittenhouse being present.
Following bills were allowed:
Thomas Devitt, special police,. .. $4.00
E. Saunders, special police. 4.00
McCook Electric Light Co. 135.50
B. F. Troxel, stone for crossing,.. 8.00
J. H. Dwyer, balance of salary,.. 18.00
A. J. Rittenhouse, attorney’s fee, 25.00
C. W. Lindsay, printing,. 26.00
Etter & Miller, Denver aldermen, 10.50
The Mayor submitted the following
McCook, Nebraska, June 14, 1893.
Gentlemen of the City Council:
The ordinance passed by you at the
last regular meeting relating to gambling
is hereby vetoed by me for the following
First—The ordinance is illegal, as the
caption or title does not set forth the
body of the ordinance as required by
statute, neither can the council repeal an
ordinance relating to other matters by
the passage of this. An ordinance so
important to the welfare of society must
be legally passed or it might be disas
trous to the city hereafter. Again, we
have a statute law in this state much
more rigid and strict against this vice
than the ordinance contemplated, and
can be enforced much more easily and
with less expense to the city. Therefore,
gentlemen, I consider it my duty to veto
this ordinance. C. T. Brewer,
Ordinance 43, entitled an ordinance
levying a tax upon the taxable property
of McCook for the ensuing fiscal year
for the purpose of defraying the general
and incidental expenses of said city was
passed. Also ordinance 44 providing
for the salary of the city attorney.
The city attorney was ordered to serve
notice on all persons delinquent on oc
cupation tax to pay same within five
days from date of notice, or suit will be
instituted at once. Adjourned.
■ The Pythians Decorate.
Last Sunday was memorial day for the
noble order of Knights of Pythias, and
the occasion was beautifully and impres
sively observed by the Willow Grove
lodge of our city assisted by brethren
from Arapahoe, Cambridge and Indiano
la,—in all about thirty Knights being
present from abroad.
The visiting members were met at the
depot by the local lodge headed by their
superb band in full uniform, and from
there marched to the Lutheran church
where the services were in part conducted.
Rev. McKenna of Arapahoe failed to
appear as expected, but his place on the
program was well filled by Sir Knight
Moore, whose words on “Pythianism”
were well timed and eloquent.
From the church the Knights marched
to Longview cemetery to the soft and
solemn music of the band. Here the
graves of the departed brothers John B.
McCabe, Swan Nelson and Samuel Fisk
were lavishly and handsomely decorated
with flowers secured for the occasion in
abundance from Denver and through
This ended the ceremonies, which
were decidedly creditable to the order,
especially in view of the intense heat of
the day. The band is to be especially
commended for their appearance and ex
cellent music rendered.
We have it on authority of an esteemed
exchange that “the political pot will
soon be a-boilin’.” Well let it boil.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
Mrs. Frank Green, who lives about 8
miles from this city is quite ill.
R. H. Williams of Wauneta had busi
nsss here, Friday evening last.
J. T. Bullard was down from Palisade
County Supt. J. H. Bayston was a
guest of the valley’s finest, Monday.
Mr. A. P. Welles arrived home from
her two week’s visit on Wednesday.
E. M. Cooper of our city was a guest
of the Opelt house, Lincoln, Monday.
Mrs. N. L. Cronkhite arrived in the
city on one, Monday, on business
Eli McMillen of Accident, Maryland,
is the guest of the McMillen brothers of
Charles W. Meeker, the Imperial states
man and patriot, was a city visitor on
Frank H. Spearman arrived home.
Wednesday noon, from his business trip
E. C. Ballew went in to Lincoln on 6,
Tuesday night, on a mission political and
Ex-Commissioner Hodgkin of Bartley
was a visitor < at these all-around head
quarters on Friday evening.
President V. Franklin of the Citizens
hank was down to the state capital, Tues
day evening, on business.
Rev. P. S. Mather of Alma spent a few
hours in the city, Monday, on his way
to Indianola, to visit the family.
John F. Helm went up to Denver,
Tuesday night, with two cases of butter,
which he is endeavoring to place on that
Mrs. F. H. Higgins and two daughters
of Kansas City arrived in the city, Tues
day noon, and are the guests of the
Mrs. Emil Lindner passed through on
6, last evening, from Denver. Her little
blind boy was . with her. They were on
their way to Europe.
J. E. Kelley left on 6, Tuesday, for
Washington, D. C., on business before
the general land office. He will spend
a day or two at the fair on his homeward
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Sutton left on 2,
yesterday morning, for New York state
on a protracted visit which will embrace
some sight-seeing at the Columbian
Colonel J. S. LeHew left on 6, Tuesday
evening, for the national capital, on busi
ness before the general land office. C. W.
Meeker of Imperial was also a member
of the party.
Herman Pade went down to Lincoln,
Monday night, to attend a session of the
Nebraska undertaker’s convention, which
convened in the capital city, Tuesday
Mrs. C. W. Stoddard and little family
left on 2, Tuesday morning, for Olean,
New York, where they will reside in
future. Her mother Mrs. Rachel Erwin
Dr. and Mrs. Asa Spiker of Salisbury,
Penna., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert McMillen, first of the week, leav
ing on 2, Tuesday morning, to visit oth
er points of interest in the west.
Mrs. Samuel Strasser went down to
Holdrege and Hastings, Wednesday on
a visit to relatives. She will make a brief
stay, will return home and shortly join
the sight-seers at the Columbian exposi
L. H. Rohlf, the obliging and efficient
clerk in McMillen’s drugstore, appeared
before the state board of pharmacy at
Nebraska City, close of last week, and
in the examination for a certificate came
out at the head of the class of sixteen ap
plicants. Mr. Rohlf also attended the
meeting of the state pharmaceutical as
sociation the same city.
Miss Alice M. Murphy came in from
Fruita, Colorado, Wednesday afternoon
on 6, to look after her interests in Red
Willow county and to meet her many
friends therein. She left on 2, yesterday
morning, for Anderson .Wisconsin, where
she will spend- her vacation, vfsiting the
fair of course before returning to her
school work in Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Colvin arrived
home, Monday night from their visit to
world’s fair. S. H. avers that the fair
is beyond his language to describe in
fitting terms. He states that all this
talk about extortionate prices is non
sense. That 21 meal tickets for good
meals can be bought for from $4 to $5.
That sleeping accommodations are reas
onable and neat and adequate for a
much larger crowd.
Wall paper 5 cents a roll at L. W. Mc
Connhli, & Co.’S.
They Eat up the Well Known
That spendid property well known for
many years as the Eaton ranch is now
but a recollection. Heaps of ashes and
scrap piles of twisted iron only remain
to show where once stood perhaps the
largest and finest farm house, barns,
granaries, etc., in Red Willow county.
Herman M. Meyer, the owner of the
ranch, states that the horse barn was
discovered on fire by the men when they
got up in the morning about five o’clock,
and in an incredibly short time every
building on the place was reduced to
ashes. Little or nothing was saved from
any of the buildings except the house,
front which a large portion of the con
tents were removed, although some of
these was afterwards destroyed.
In addition to the destruction of the
fine new dwelling house, two immense
barns, a granary, wagon house, wind
mills, etc. Mr. Meyer lost all his large
outfit of farming implements, a span of
horses and a lot of pigs, making the
total amount of property destroyed some
where in the neighborhood of $8,000.00,
upon which there is an insurance of
Mr. Meyer is in the dark as to the
origin of the fire. He states, however,
that the dogs about the place kept up a
continual barking during the night, anil
thinks it not improbable that some
tramps might have occupied the barn
during the night, and their pipes might
have caused the disaster.
Mr. Meyer has not decided just what
he will do, but the probabilities are that
he will soon commence the erection of a
dwelling house, and perhaps other needed
buildings, on the place. He has much
sympathy expressed for him in his sud
den and severe misfortune and heavy loss.
A Joint Celebration.
On Wednesday evening a meeting of
the citizens of Box Elder was called to
make arrangements to co-operate with
McCook in getting up a grand celebra
tion to be held at Box Elder, July 4tli.
We have an understanding with some of
the prominent men of McCook that they
are to furnish the band and pay for it.
Box Elder will do her best in looking
after the rest of the celebration. At the
meeting before mentioned Messrs. Camp
bell and Bolles were appointed as a com
mittee to confer with the citizens of Mc
Cook and solicit their hearty co-opera
tion. Messrs. R. E. Moore, Charles Mas
ters and R. S. Campbell were appointed
committee on amusements. Messrs. A. F.
Reeves, Dick Brower and M. E. Piper,
committee on program. Messrs. J. A.
Pinkerton, J. A. Piper and Ira Anderson,
committee on general arrangements.
Wednesday, June 14th, the committee
on general arrangements received bids
for the exclusive right to lunch stand,
exclusive right to a confectionary stand
and exclusive right to the dancing floor.
The following officers were elected:
M. E. Piper, president of the day; Chas.
Masters and Ira Miller, marshals of the
day. Look for our program next week.
Whither are We Drifting?
The publisher has received the follow
ing brief but pointed epistle from his es
teemed friend and late lamented county
commissioner Stephen Bolles:
Box Elder, Neb., June gtli, 1893.
F. M. Kimmell: As my time is out
on Tribune, stop it. Yours,
Which goes to prove that even the
dearest friends must part, and that life is
scarcely worth living. And that Stephen
will be put to the inconvenience of bor
rowing The Tribune in future from his
The Tribune has gone into sack
cloth and ashes for 30 days or longer.
Sir Knights Banquet.
The members of St. John commandery
held a meeting on Tuesday evening at
which Sir Knights B. B. Davis and L. C.
Wolf of our city and F. W. Eskey of Iu
dianola were raised to the rank of Knights
of the Red Cross.
After the completion of the lodge work
the Knights repaired to the Commercial
hotel where they indulged in a banquet
of Etter & Miller’s finest vintage.
There were present in addition to the
members here Sir Knights Bullard of
Palisade, Bishop, Barnes and Eskey of
Indianola, Taylor of Cambridge. And
the concensus of opinion is that the boys
had a time galore.
J. H. Dwyer desires us to correct a
statement made in last week’s issue
touching his unpleasantness with Mayor
Brewer. He states that the mayor did
not request his resignation; but that on
the contrary he offered to do so if his
services were not satisfactory to the
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