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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (July 7, 1893)
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ji By F. M. K1MMELL.
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$1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
ALL HOME PRINT.
Lincoln is in sack clotlx and
aslies because her school census
shows a decrease of 1,300 under
the enumeration of last year.
Perhaps it was padded last year
and the new enumerator hadn’t
In an unguarded moment Col,
Merwin of the Beaver City Tribune
lapsed into poetry; and The
Tbibune understands that he is
now the bright and particular ob
ject sought by a local vigilance
committee. Death loves a shining
mark, it ss said.
The president deems the fiuan
'cifll condition of the country to be
such as to warrant the calling of a
special session of congress for
August 7th,instead of waiting until
September as intended. It will be
one of the hottest sessions in his
tory since the rebellion.
The close of June completed one
third of the World’s fair term. The
total attendance to date was 3,723,
579, of which fully two-thirds was
durifig the last month, a daily aver
age of about 100,000. If this ratio
continues, aud there is no reason
to doubt that it will, there will be
no question as to the financial suc
cess of the exposition.
The first half year of the calen
dar year has just passed and an
eventful and tempestuous one it
was for the financial and buisness
.community. One catastrophe has
followed another, and many more
-have been narrowly averted. If
any one had ventured to predict
the financial and commercial dif
ficulties which we have experienced
during the past six months, one
would unhesitatingly have said that
we could not possibly have gone
through them without more serious
and lasting injury, and without
really graver disasters than we have
The corrected treasury report re
duces the balance of trade against
the United States for the last fiscal
year to only about §40,000,000.
It was reported to be §80,000,000.
.The error grew out of the fact that
some of the imports had been in
■ voiced on the depreciated paper of
the countries from whence they
came. Tor instance, the coffee im
ported from Brazil cost the United
• States in gold mouey millions less
than the value assigned to it in the
table of imports. The department
has issued instructions requiring
importers hereafter to present in
voices’showing the gold value of
To Receive Bids.
The executive committee of the Red
Widow county agricultural society met
at the secretary’s office on July r, 1893,
to make final arrangements for holding
a fair, but found that they could not se
cure the fair grounds at Indianola with
out paying $150 for the use of the same
- out of the treasury of the society. The
committee did not cousider that the so
ciety wras financially able to expend $200
for grounds and improvements, conse
quently they adjourned to July 8th for
the purpose of receiving bids from differ
ent locations for the fair.
J. H. Berge, Secretary.
You said in your last week’s paper that
a valuable stallion was killed by eating
soured corn. A reader wishes to know are
horses more valuable then men? Why are
men allowed to sell the water off from
soured corn for men to drink and very
little protest against it.
During the rain storm, last Saturday
afternoon, one of the wooden buildings
on west Dennison street was struck by
lightning. One occupant, a child, was
slightly stunned by the electrical bolt,
but otherwise there was no damage, and
the fire laddies but got a soaking for
their pains in responding to the fire
Judge Ike Lansing, the singing pilgrim
of Lincoln who plucked the eagle’s tail
feathers to the entire satisfaction of the
multitude at Bartley on the morning of
fourth, was a guest of the metropolis in
the afternoon and evening of the day we
Jacob Hillers has built an addition
to his house.
I. M. Smith came in from his eastern
Rev. J. M. Mann drove up from
Our people celebrated at Bartley,
Danbury and Box Elder.
The adjourned term of the district
court will convene to-day.
Our band weut to Bartley and got
for themselves much glory.
The Fourth has come and gone, and
with it the kid’s pocket money.
The Bartley celebration was a suc
cess. A large crowd and a good time.
Sheriff Banks has been attending to
business in McCook, since the Fourth.
R. W. White is ceiling the interior
of his store room—getting ready for
Robert Welborn came in from Den
ver, the other day, for a short visit
with his friends.
The Modern Woodmen doubled their
number from January first to July
first. That is doing pretty well.
Attorney Frank Selby was up from
Cambridge, Wednesday, having busi
ness before the eounty court.
Peter Briggle and Lottie M. Downs
were married at the residence of the
county judge in this city, July 3d.
Morlan’s rustler, Mr. Stevens, came
down on his safety, Wednesday, to at
tend to some court house business.
Ben Gossard started for Iowa, last
Monday. The cars were entirely too
slow for him, consequently he went
on his safety.
Arthur Crabtree has invested in a
a new buggy and his best girl is ex
tremely happy. Can any one tell just
which is the best one?
Married, July 3d, at the residence of
W. B. Allen in this city, the county
judge officiating, Frank M. Allen of
Indianola and Miss Madge Smith of
Otto Grass has returned from Fre
mont where he has been for some time
past. He takes his place in the band
and toots his horn with as much vigor
Henry Crabtree spent Wednesday in
Bondville and Danbury precincts sub
poenaing witnesses in4the Wingate case,
which will be tried in the county court,
H. W. Keyes and wife returned, on
Saturday night, from their extended
visit among friends in eastern and cen
tral Nebraska; they also visited the big
show on the lake.
Frank Stevens of Mount Zion came
in Sunday and remained over night.
The next morning he went to the depot
and met a good looking lady who came
on No. 2, whom he has introduced as
his wife. Frank is certainly to be con
Died in this city, July 5th, of can
cer, Edwin Wychoff, aged 66 years.
The funeral was held from the M. E.
church, Thursday at 3 o'clock. The
deceased was an old soldier and has
suffered for a long time from the dis
ease that ended his life.
Wall Paper for 5 cents a roll at L.
W. McConnell & Co’s.
For Sale Very Cheap.
Property formerly owned by Lawrence
and Mary Shevlin, lot 11, block 12,
fifth addition to McCook, Neb. Address
E. E. Zimmerman, Trustee, room 432
Bee Building. Omaha, Neb.
Wall Paper for 5 cents a roll at L.
W. McConnell & Co.’s.
Of Interest to Farmers.
If you want to renew a loan falling
due and make a new one on your farm
patronize the Nebraska Loan and Bank
ing Co. of McCook, a home institution.
Office in rear rooms of 1st National
bank. Interest payable in McCook.
Money to Loan.
On farm or city property at four per
cent, for five years or 2-and-one-half
per cent, for ten years. Principal pay
able on installments.
I. T. Benjamin.
J. H. Ludwick is baying and selling
second-hand goods at the old stand on
west Dennison street. Give him a call
or drop a postal card.
A SAVAGE CANARY.
One of the Very Latent of Wild Stories
About Well Known Animals.
So many stories have been told recently
of battles between tigers and snakes,
wildcats and elephants, eagles and alli
gators and codfish and wild hogs that
the following accurate description of an
encounter between a tomcat and a ca
nary bird cannot fail to be interesting:
The tomcat and the canary were the
property of an animal dealer on the west
side who has long had a reputation for
veracity. The canary was noted for its
fierceness. It is a female bird about
3 years old with bright yellow feather
ing. The tomcat is quite white, with
four legs, and weighs—or rather weighed
—about 13 pounds.
During the morning it was noticed
that the canary seemed unusually sav
age. She paced up and down her cage
in a great rage, gnashing her teeth and
glaring at the poor cat, toward whom it
turned out she had developed a fierce an
The keeper secured the door of the
cage, as he thought, firmly, but during
a paroxysm of temper the canary
smashed the fastening and was free.
What a moment 1 The nnfortunate
tomcat gave a cry of terror and looked
around for some means of escape, but
there was none, the door of the room in
which the carnivorous animals were kept
The proprietor of the menagerie could
do nothing. Spellbound he watched the
uneven contest, fearing all the time that
the fury of the canary bird would be ex
pended on himself.
With a piteous moan the wretched
tomcat felt the talons of the canary bird
sink into his head. He raised himself
and tried to fight her off, but the bird
parried his every blow and fiercely
pecked at his eyes.
Unco tne cat seized the bird in his
paw, but she got away from him in a
moment with the loss of only one feather.
She returned to the charge and rendered
one of the cat’s eyes blind with her sharp
The fight had lasted five minutes, and
the cat had all the worst of it. He was
panting, and every now and then rolled
over exhausted, uttering pitiful cries.
Though he was valued at $100, the keeper
of the menagerie, who was armed with
a sword and a shotgun, did not dare to
interfere to save him. The blood of the
canary was up, and she meant to slay the
It was not long before the awful work
was accomplished. The bird by an adroit
movement common to canaries when in
conflict with quadrupeds rendered the
poor Thomas cat quite blind. Then, at
her leisure, with a series of fierce jabs,
she penetrated his brain, and he rolled
over completely dead.
The boss was trembling for his own
safety, but it now seemed that the sav
age instincts of the canary had been sa
tisfied, for with a jaunty air she regained
her cage and began to warble a song of
It meant life or death to shut the door,
but the brave boss crept courageously
up to the cage and succeeded in accom
plishing this feat. Then he ran out into
the street and fainted. The nerve pres
sure had been too great for him.—New
The Value of a Little Thing.
In a little volume of lectures by Henry
Irving, just published, is a story which
illustrates the actor’s motto, “While
trifles make perfection perfection is no
trifle.” “This lesson was enjoined on
me when I was a very young man,” he
says, “by that remarkable actress,
Charlotte Cushman. I remember that
when she played Meg Merrilies I was cast
for Henry Bertram. It was my duty to
give Meg Merrilies a piece of money,
and I did it after the traditional fashion
of handing her a large purse full of coin
of the realm, in the shape of broken
crockery, which was generally used in
financial transactions on the stage. But
after the play Miss Cushman said to me:
‘Instead of giving me that purse, don’t
you think it would have been much
more natural if you had taken a number
of coins from your pocket and given me
the smallest? That is the way one gives
alms to a beggar, and it would have
added to the realism of the scene.’ I
have never forgotten that lesson.”
Noah Left the Ark on April 29.
Saturday, April 29, is the day marked
in all ancient calendars as being the one
on which Noah and his family quitted
the ark after having withstood the siege
of the great deluge. The day is marked
in all ancient calendars, especially Brit
ish, as egressus Noae de area; the 17tli
of March, the day upon which Noah, his
family and their great floating collec
tion of natural history specimens set
sail, being designated in the same class
of early printed literature as introitus
Noae in area, “the day of Noah’s en
trance into the ark.” Why these days
were chosen as the ones upon which the
supposed embarkation and debarkation
were made are enigmas which the an
tiquarians have not yet solved. — St.
Women and Comic Papers.
A man said the other day that in rid
ing out and in daily on a suburban train
for years he had never yet seen a woman
buy one of the eomic weeklies, though
they sold by dozens to the men travelers.
It would be interesting to know what
kink is missing from the female mental
ity which deprives her of this boon, for
it is nothing short of a boon to be able
to see the funny side of life. It helps
over many hard places and lubricates
many creaking joints in domestic ma
chinery.—New York Times.
A Mighty Deed.
The Rev. Mr. Lanks (solemnly)—My
young friend, are you not aware that a
youth who smokes cigarettes will never
accomplish anything in life?
Young Jackey Napes—Aw, don’t fool
yourself I I set fire to a theater with a
cigarette once and burned up an entire
“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” troop.—Brooklyn
Established 1886. Strictly One Price.
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OUR REGULAR SEMI-ANNUAL
.Is Now in Progress.
We aim to carry over no Goods to another season. We need
the room for Fall Stock. Everything in Men's and Boys' Clothing,
Furnishing Goods and Hats Must Be Sold. You are aware that
this House makes no misrepresentations. All goods are guaranteed
to be as represented.
McMillen meets all prices
on Wall Paper from 4 cts.
per roll up. Call and get
Prices before purchasing.
_^THE ♦ COLUMBIAN ♦ SEASONS
...Has been inaugurated by...
with an immense new stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS.
Call and see this fine line before the
selection is broken.
KALSTEDT, • IHE • LEADING • TAILOR,
Observed Dickens’ «ell
known character, Mr.
Thomas Gadgrind, and
it is well enough for us
to coufine ourselves, as a
general 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
BOOTS AND SHOES,
and that we are selling
the best $2.50 Shoe in
to Our Advertisers.
You are entitled to have your display
advertisements changed once a month
at the regular price. Changes more
frequent will be charged extra accord
ing to the amount of composition.
Local advertisements may be changed
every week at usual price.
Copy for newT advertisements and for
changes of regular advertisements must
be in this office by Wednesday of each
week to insure prompt insertion.
Notice of discontinuance of any dis
play advertisement must be given not
later than Wednesday. Local adver
tisements may be discontinued at any
time before Thursday evening.
A strict pbservance of these necessary
rules is respectfully requested.
January 1, 1893.
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 in crayon or water
colors. Our crayon work cannot
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
P. W. MARCELLUS,
At Ganschow’s, the Old Reliable
Insure Your Home
against fire, lightning, tornadoes and
wind storms with S. H. Colvin.
Prof. Heard wants scholars for guitar
instructions. Terms 50c. each lesson.
Horses for Sale.
Way son & Penny keep horses for sale
at their livery barn opposite the Cen
[gr’XoBLE, 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.
Do you know that Knippla pays the
highest market price for butter and
Freshest fruits the market affords are
to be purchased at Knipple’s grocerry
S. M. Cochran & Co. can sell you a
bicycle very cheap. See them.
Seventy-five cents buys a scale book
of 500 tickets at this office.
McCook, - Nebraska.
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