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Notice to County Treasurers.
In notilying county treasurers of his
plan to reduce the state warrant indebt
edness, State Treasurer Bartley sent out
Dear Sir: Your attention is respect
fully called to section 165 of the revenue
laws, page 617, compiled statutes, 1887,
which authorizes the state treasurer to
call for state funds when needed.
Funds now being needed, you will
please remit all state moneys in your
possession belonging to the state general
and institute for feeble minded funds on
March 1, 1894.
Desiring to reduce the warrant indebt
edness of the state as fast as possible, I
have concluded to issue the above call
for all general and institute for feeble
minded fund money in your hands March
1, 1894. I am aware that this has not
been the practice in the past, but as long
as the warrant indebtedness against the
state exists I feel it my duty to collect
all moneys due these funds as fast as
Requesting jour hearty co-operation
in this matter, I am respectfully yours,
J. S. Barixby. State Treasurer.
Business will soon liven up now. • Be
prepared for it. Advertise.
The northern lights visible, Friday
evening, were of unusual beauty.
The new residence of Charles Holmes
on north Manchester street is well under
The McCook Commission Co. report
a heavy sale of alfalfa seed so far this
We might mention several who have
forgotten to contribute what is due this
mighty engine of good government.
He Insists—Colonel Mitchell insists
that Attorney Smith laid those eggs on
his table. And we must submit. We do.
The Tribune extends a special invi
tation to those who desires to write upon
local issues. The people’s paper is open
An exchange says that with calico at
three cents a yard and advertising at five
cents per line, there is no excuse for any
man remaining single.
During a game of cards played in Mc
Cook, last week, there were $1,600 in
cash on the gambling table. And they
say these are hard times.
Rotation in crops is a thing that will
bear special study and lots of it. It is a
subject with two or three prongs to it,
and happy is the fanner that makes
most of it in his business.
The projectors of the new beneficiary
order at McCook, the Star of Jupiter,are
making of it a success. They evidently
understand their business, from the way
they are advertising.—Hayes Centre Re
A Model Farm—R. L. Hileman will
sow forty acres to alfalfa, this season.
He has one of the choicest farms under
the ditch, and has the plans laid for a
model farm: A promising orchard and
small fruits, alfalfa andsoforth.
Now that Colonel Davis of the Wilson
ville Review has added his valuable tes
timony to Colonel Peterson’s, to the ef
fect that the Times-Democrat is the
leading newspaper of the two hemis
pheres, the “amusing little colonel" can
Nearly every high school in the state
is giving a good entertainment of some
kind, aside from the routine recitation,
oration, etc. A good sensible drama is
very popular, those recently given at
McCook attracting immense audiences.
By an amusing coincidence every new
, “specialist” that comes into this news
paper vineyard to toil, falls into the
“habit” of trying to raise the wind by
lifting up his voice constantly and vocif
erously for the same multitudinous and
impracticable projects. They wear them
selves out and the patience of practical
people by threshing over and over again
old straw; and patting themselves on
the back for their imaginary enterprise.
At most they only succeed in raising a
It is not generally known what a vast
plant it requires to publish and circulate
a metropolitan newspaper. The Chi
cago Inter Ocean has in its circulating
department alone, nearly one hundred
men and women, not to mention the
carriers, who deliver the papers to all
parts of the city before breakfast every
morning. It may be mentioned that no
kind of weather, however severe, is per
mitted to interfere with this delivery in
any way. Of this large force, about one
half of them work through the day at
ordinary office or clerical work and the
other half begin late at night and work
until about daylight, preparing and ad
dressing the wrappers, “routing” and
mailing the bundles. Their work is of
th? ' jst difficult nature and is done in
the quickest possible manner, and yet is
it so well done that it- seldom happens
that a single bundle or paper of its im
mense edition of nearly 100,000 reaches
its destination on other than the
right train and at the right time, unless
delayed by accident. The system is
wonderful and its operation almost per
FOR SALK--The C- W. Paine
residence- Seven rooms, corner
lot. Price, only $1,050
COLVIN k BEGOS.
A Small Grist. ,
The city fathers met in regular session,
Wednesday evening, full board present.
The following bills were allowed:
S. M. Cochran & Co.$ 5-25
C. W. Barnes. *-5°
The Boyd Hook and Ladder Co. pre
sented the following names as members
of the company. The council approved
H. T. Carey, foremaif; R. J. Predmore,
first assistant; M. R. Wickwire, second
assistant; Fred Haight, secretary; Frank
Huntington, treasurer; C. G. Coglizer,
H. Thole, Frank Heard, William Shep
herd, J. M. Starr.
A proposition from N. Costenborder
asking for an electric light franchise was
read, but no action was taken, same be
ing referred to ordinance committee un
til next meeting.
O. M. Peterson inquired if any action
had ever been taken in regard to the
payment of the $50 balance on the sou
venir fake. There being no money on
hand to pay same, no action was taken.
Brig. Gen. H. S. Hotchkiss and Col.
Harry Shaefer of the uniform rank K. of
P. are figuring on railroad rates to the
Pythian encampment, which is to be
held in Washington in August, and are
expecting a very reasonable rate. Ten
coaches will probably be needed to ac
commodate the Nebraska visitors. The
first proposition was received yesterday
by the knights. It comes from the B. &
M. and gives a round trip rate of $37.00
from Lincoln, with the understanding
that a sleeper and baggage car will be
used. Stops of one day at St. Louis,
seven at Washington, two at New York,
one at Rochester, one at Niagara Falls,
two at Chicago, are included in this
offer, making a total of fourteen days on
the trip. Lincoln knights expect a
large attendance from this city and other
places in the state. They believe that
the round trip rate from Chicago will be
less than the fare from Chicago to
Says the Red Cloud Golden Belt: Al
low us to prophesy just once. There will
be as fine a crop of winter wheat harvest
ed in the Republican valley this year as
has ever been garnered. While the rec
ent fall of the “poor man’s manure” has
drifted some, it covers the ground every
where and renders it certain that the
crop will be in fine condition until well
toward harvest. Think of it; a good
Crop predicted by us, and $1.25 per bush
el, predicted by you know who. We
shall need to be lariated to keep us from
Poets and Poetry of Nebraska.—
The American Publishers’ Association,
78-80 Dearborn street, Chicago, are just
completing a very fine work entitled
"Poets and Poetry of Nebraska.” If
you are a writer of poetry send to them
one or more of your favorite poems and
you will be given representation in the
work. It will be profusely illustrated
with one hundred full page engravings,
vignettes and life-like portraits. Do
not fail to send poems as the publishers
are anxious to have the work include all
the local poets of the state.
The March number of the Chicago
Magazine of current topics is replete
with timely articles covering wide range
of subjects. The contributors include
some of the most popular magazine
writers in the country, whose work will
insure a cordial reception for the March
number. This magazine has been mak
ing giant strides in popular favor, by
reason of its high character and wide
range of its matter, and the popular sub
scription price of the publication—$1.50
a year, 15c a copy.
Colonel Peterson admits that ms ex
chequer will not admit of his being a
patriot. Hence he claims that munici
pal salaries should not be reduced, for
the reason that good men will not serve
the city without being well paid,—as
though a patriotic citizen’s duty to his
adopted home should be weighed by dol
lars and cents. For shame! Cut the
salary list. The times demand retrench
The poor man, who has good health
and a paying situation, is the one who
is most interested in the cash system.
It is high time that he should stop pay
ing his proportion of the debts made by
swindlers, dead beats and sharks. So
long as he buys on credit so long must
he do this. Stop it. Pay as you go and
reap the benefits due cash purchasers.
A citizen reports at this office having
been worked by an advertising -fakir,
giving the name of A. J. Albert, this
week, to the tune of two big iron dollars.
Moral—let fakirs alone, and patronize
home industries and business men.
The Mayor has this week reiterated
the statement that he wil not be a can
didate for re-nomination. Is or is there
not a string attached to the Mayor’s
A. M. Drew of the“Fair” has purchas
ed the McCracken residence over on
Melvin street. Consideration $1,100, a
very cheap property.
Rev. Durant is doing misaionery work
this week, up the valley of the French
The Christian Endeavor choir is pre
paring to give a concert in the near fu
Services in the Masonic hall, Sunday
moring and evening, by Rev. Erank
Services by Elder McBride in the
Lutheran church, Sunday morning and
Services in the Congregational church,
Sunday morning and evening, by Rev.
H. L. Preston of Rico, Colorado.
There will be the* usual morning ser
vice of the Episcopal church in Masonic
hall, next Sunday. Rev. Durant will
hold services in Trenton in the evening.
At the M. E. church, Sunday, March
4th: Sunday school, ioa. m. Preach
ing, ii a. m., by H. H. Berry. There
will be no preaching at night.
The box social by the Baptist ladies in
the Lutheran church, Tuesday evening,
was well attended, and withal a success
ful and enjoyable affair. Besides the re
freshments, which were brought in shoe
boxes for two, the gentlemen each buy
ing a box for a quarter, and eating with
the lady whose card was in the box .there
was rendered a brief programme. Coffee
and pop corn rounded off the treat.
We are glad to see that farmers are
paying some attention to raising alfalfa
out in the Republican valley. Ever
since this writer examined the growth of
this plant in Colorado and Utah, he was
convinced that it would be a good thing
for Nebraska, especially in uplands, and
in the drier portions of the state. It is
hard to start, must have a wet spring to
get rooted, and perhaps that has dis
couraged a great many. The seed is
rather expensive, too, if you have to buy
it away from home, but start a little
patch first in some lower ground, or
where you can water it, and vou’l soon
have seed. Once rooted it laughs at dry
weather, produces abundantly, two or
more crops a year, is excellent fodder for
cattle, hogs and sheep, and helps out on
horses, too, but should be fed carefully
at first. It is simply a kind ofbig clover
that’s all; and has the same effect that
old fashioned red clover used to have on
the cows when they broke the bar down
and got in the “paster” and ate too
much. They were “hove” the Yankee
used to say; well it won’t kill them, and
you must be careful at first, for it looks
so bright and green,and smells so sweet,
any heifer would be a fool not to eat
plenty till the novelty wore off. It’s
just like candy to children. Once fairly
started and “wanted” to the soil it is
almost indestructible. This will be an
elegant spring to try alfalfa—so much
snow the ground is sure to be moist.—Ex
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Nothing risked nothing won.
Money matters are reported some eas
Note the various changes of advertise
ments, this issue.
A. F. Moore is attending court in
Franklin county, this week.
Farmers are already in the field plow
ing and sowing spring wheat.
The Union House sports a fine ’bus
and two handsome black horses.
The Commercial was well filled with
“Knights of the Grip,” Tuesday even
The municipal salary list should be re
duced an even thousand dollars, next
Babcock & Troxel keep a little“rusty”
wheat on tap constantly for their hungry
Mike Reiswick has the nursery busi
ness well under way, and is meeting with
The Easter edition of The Tribune
will be covered with Golden Glory. Look
out for it!
Nimrods report plenty of wild fowl,
seeking their northward passage, at the
mouth of the Willow.
A strong sentiment is forming in favor
of J. E. Kelley for mayor. John would
make a good one, too.
There is some talk of running a re
publican city ticket, this spring. Quite
a number of republicans favor the idea.
Postmaster Troth, in his official capac
ity, is doing duty on borrowed time—
his commission having expired Monday
Two or«three parlies have been looking
over the city, lately, seeking a location
for engaging in the general merchandise
If you will excuse the remark, there is
just a little too much confounded schem
ing going on, in this community for its
Blessed is the merchant with sufficient
nerve to advertise, these quiet times.
Verily, he shall take on the sheckles.
And he has a right to!
“Give me a compactly organized hoard
of trade or give me death,” is Colonel
Peterson’s expiring gasp. Won’t some
one give the Colonel a tin rattle.
A Sad Death.
One of the saddest deaths it has been
our pain to record in this city was that
of Mrs. Albert O’Neil,which occurred on
Sunday morning at nine o'clock. The
deceased was universally esteemed for
her rare qualities of heart, and her death
in the bloom of young womanhood, with
in a few weeks after motherhood, was a
profound and severe shock to this com
munity. Funeral services were conduct
ed in St. Patrick’s church, Tuesday
morning at ten o’clock by Rev. Father
Hickey, the obsequies being very largely
attended. Interment in the parish cem
etery. She leaves a husband, and infant
of very tender age and health. The be
reaved husband and relatives are the ob
jects of the deepest symyathy of this
community, in the expression of which
Thb Tribune joins most sincerely.
Elbert A. Hall, M. D., surgeon and
occulist, McCook, Neb. Office first door
south of Commercial hotel. Residence
north frame high school.
Annin states that there is such a bit
ter fight over the McCook postoffice that
the probabilities are that the appoint
ment will not soon be made.
Messrs. H. P. Sutton, E. L. Laycock,
C. R. McConnell and W. C. LaTourette
are among the local sportsmen who par
ticipated in the shoot at Culbertson,
George Leland has purchased a parcel
of lot one in block twenty-seven and is
putting up a shed in rear of building oc
cupied by Colvin & Beggs. He expects
to engage in the feed business.
The Porttr bridge over the Willow and
the hill just north of the bridge, are said
to need attention. The bridge is not
considered safe for a heavy load, and the
hill is in bad shape. The proper author
ities should aid the people of that neigh
borhood, if necessary, in placing both in
condition and safety.
Supt. Valentine and Misses Frances
Morton, Edna Meserve, Augusta Hunt;
Messrs. J. H. Fowler and Clarence Whit
taker of his teacher corps attended the
sessions of the county teachers’ associa
tion at Indianola, Saturday, and report
an enjoyable and profitable time.
Married—Tuesday afternoon, at the
residence of the bride’s parents in Ger
ver precinct, Thomas N. Saunders and
Eliza J. Updegraft, were made husband
and wife, Squire Berry of our city per
forming the ceremony. A fine wedding
dinner was afterwards served to the
guests. Frank Nichols and Mamie Stroud
of our city stood up with the young
Some noisy dogs frightened Nick Plu
ssard’s team, last Saturday evening, as
he was on his way home, and the result
was a runaway, Mr. Flussard being de
tained in town until late while horsemen
sought after the runaways and gathered
things together again. It would be a
large undertaking to enumerate all the
dogs there are in McCook which would
be better for the dying.
The procession of sympathetic friends
that followed the remains of Mrs. Albert
O’Neil to St. Patrick’s cemetery, Tues
day morning, was perhaps the largest
ever seen in McCook. In addition to
the floral offerings on the casket and be
fore the altar, there was a large and
beautiful floral cross, at the base of
which was the word “Maggie,” the giv
en name of the departed; whose death is
one of unspeakable sadness.
The Republican valley poultry asso
ciation which met recently in Indianola
with a large attendance .completed perm
anent organization, with the following
officers for the ensuing year: S. R.
Smith, president; L. C. Hahn, vice-pres
ident; J. H. Bayston, secretary; Mrs.
Phcebe J. Taylor, treasurer. All the
stock for incorporation has been sub
scribed and the association starts out
under favorable circumstances.
Supreme Lecturer McBride has con
tracted with the supreme lodge of the
“Star of Jupiter” for the organization of
lodges of that order in Douglas, Lancas
ter, Gage, Pawnee, Otoe, Richardson,
Cass, Johnson, Nemaha, Saunders and
Sarpy counties. The work is to be ac
complished within the next five years,
and he will at once enter the field. The
supreme lecturer is a host within himself
when he buckles right down to work,
and efficient, and successful efforts and
results may confidently be expected,and
good lodges of the order will in due sea
son be twinkling all over that territory.
The patterns and paper models issued
by the house of McDowell & Co., are
widely known and justly praised for
their accuracy, and their artistic, as
well as practical excellence. “La Mode
de Paris" and “Paris Album of Fashion”
cost only $3.50 a year or 35 cents each
per copy. “The French Dressmaker" is
$3.00 per annum or 30 cents per copy.
“La Mode,” which is the best family
fashion magazine in existence, is offered
to subscribers at the exceedingly low
price of $1.50 a year or 15 cents a copy.
If you are unable to procure any of these
publications from your newsdealer do
not take a substitute from him but apply
by mail to Messrs. A. McDowell & Co.,
20 West 14th street, New York.
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
C. P. Hubbard of Broken Bow, was a
city visitor, Tuesday.
A. A. Bates visited Oberlin friends,
fore part of the week.
E. J. Wilcox followed the crowd to
P. A. Wells went in to Qmaha on
business, Sunday night.
J. W. Hupp drove over to Lebanon,
Wednesday, on business.
Mrs. S. L. Green arrived home from
California, this morning.
. Vbrlib Berry is assisting Dr. Green
in the book store again.
F. I. Foss of Crete viewed the metro
polis of the valley, Tuesday.
Mrs. W. H. Davis has been visiting
friends in Trenton, this week.
Charles Younce is back in the Bul
lard lumber yard at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Rees are spend
ing the winter in Atlanta, Ga.
Rev. Frances Lawson was the guest
of his son Will, first of the week.
M. Y. Starbuck is just home from a
business trip to Des Moines, Iowa.
Louis Probst came down from More
field, Tuesday night, on business.
H. W. Cole arrived home, Saturday
night, from his extended visit in Illi
KroTTER, the Wauueta-Trenton-Pali
sade lumberman, was a business visitor,
Mrs. C. F. Babcock went down to
Cambridge, last evening, on a visit to
John K ummer is back from his Iowa
trip. He found everything quiet across
F. H. Heard arrived home, Tuesday
evening, after a business absence o f
about a month.
B. A. Atjsmus was down from Brush,
Colo., this week, to have Dr. Gage oper
ate on his nose.
Sheriff and Mrs. Banks came up
from the county capital, Tuesday, on
pleasure and business.
E. C. BalLEw went into Omaha, Wed
nesday night, to make his monthly re
port to Collector North.
Miss Ellington Wilson, on account
of illness, has been unable to attend to
her school duties this week.
Mrs. H. P. Sutton, Mrs. W. C. La
Tourette, Mrs. C. T. Brewer and Miss
Pearl were in Culbertson, Wednesday.
Mrs. Millie Snow resumed her
duties in the public schools Monday,
after two weeks absence, owing to ill
George Sollers, who “shot ham’’
over Wilcox’s meat counter for sometime,
is holding down a job in Pueblo, Colo
Miss Aimee Menard, who recently
returned from a long residence in Chi
cago, has quite grown into young woman
Mr. Watt, who has been visiting the
family of George J. Burgess, returned
latter part of last week to his home in
A. C. Pence, J. W. McClelland, and
Deacon Fisher were down from Wauneta,
Tuesday night, on their way to the Cul
rev. J. w. KiaaEL came in trom
Tekamah, Wednesday night, on business
connected with the Lutheran church, of
which he was formerly pastor.
• D. L. McBride and W. H. Davis de
parted Tuesday for Holbrook, where
they will organize a “Star of Jnpiter”
lodge sometime during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Odell of Brooklyn,
Iowa, who have been in the city for past
two or three months, guests ofB. F.
Olcott, left for home on last Friday
Miss L. R. Lyon, well and favorably
k nown to many McCook people, is now
Mrs. James Zeller, and Bagley, Iowa, is
her home. The Tribune offers its
Rev. McBride will go to Lincoln first
of the coming week, where he will organ
ize the second lodge “Star of Jupiter,”
the first having been “borned” in the
capital city last week.
REV. J. N. LENKER of Grand Island,
secretary of the board of church exten
sion, was in the city, Monday, on busi-j
ness connected with the McCook Luth- >
eran church building, which is in litiga-;
Joe and John Crocker, who pur
chased the James Lyon place in Red
Willow precinct, last summer, through 1
C. F. Babcock,arrived from near Wilcox, !
this week. They shipped in six carloads |
of implements, household goods, stock,
etc., besides driving through with a
number of wagon loads.
Mrs. Cora Kelley gave a pleasant
surprise card party, Wednesday evening,
in honor of the anniversary of her father,
Dr. S. L. Green. The guests were: Mr. |
and Mrs. A. Campbell, Z. L. Kay, Geo.
Hocknell, C. M. Noble, W. S. Perry and
F. S. Wilcox. The doctor received a
comfortable token of the occasion in the
form of an oak spring rocker
Having for some years devoted my
time largely to the practice of surgery,
and diseases of women, will also in the
futnre devote special attention to diseas
es of the eye, ear and throat. Those
who are suffering from any disease of
the eye, defective vision or painful
vision, with headache or defective vision,
requiring glasses to afford relief, will ap
preciate the opportunities, and consult
their own interest by calling on me and
having their eyes examined and treated
at home. X have recently secured every
appliance and instrument necessary for
the successful treatment of all diseases
of the eye, ear and throat, and
also will in a few days receive
a large and fine selection of spec
tacles and eye glasses, of first quality of
lenses, including the finest quality of
Brazilian pebbles. Those of you who
have been compelled to go east, to the
city oculist every one or two years, may
now receive the benefit at home. Thank
ing you all for past favors, X hope to
merit your favors and patronage in the
future. Respectfully yours,
Elbert A. Hall, M. D.
Look Us Over.
I have for sale, in addition to all lots
in McCook owned by the Lincoln Land
Company, a number of choice residences
and business lots, among others:
No. 61—5 roomed residence on Man
No. 62—8 roomed residence on Main
No. 63—Two choice east front lots on
Melvin street, opposite high school.
No. 64—Small residence on McDowell
street, only $350.00, a bargain.
No. 65—8 roomed residence on Monroe
street, first class property; close in.
No. 66—The Dr. Davis residence, cor
ner Marshall and Dolan streets.
No. 67—8 roomed residence corner
Douglass and Monmouth streets.
All bargains. Prices and terms made
known on application.
J. E. Kelley,
Office First National Bank Building,
It Makes a Difference.
Have you ever noticed how anxious
people are as a rule to have the names o
offenders published, and yet with what
rapidity some of these same people
change front on that question, when the
offender turns out to be a black sheep of
their own flock, in which case they are
quite certain public good will be best
conserved by suppression. If you never
have made this observation you never
have been engaged in the newspaper
business any length of time.
To the People of McCook ancf.
I would respectfully call your atten
tion to the fact that I have purchased
the Chaudet Art Co’s photograph gallery
and have remodeled and refitted it
throughout. I am prepared to do all
work in my line in the very latest style
All work guaranteed to be first class. We
also make a specialty of large work. Call
and see our work. Respectfully,
F. E. Alexander.
Over Famous clothing store.
The new real estate firm of Cordeal
& Fane, over the Farmers and Mer
chants Bank, and list your farms or city
property with them for sale or trade.
They are rustlers, and have a large line
of eastern correspondents. 4°-4t.
The Home Market.
Oats.30 Wheat . .35 to .45
Hogs.$4-25 Hay.$6 to $8
Steers $3to$3.so Cows, $1.75 to $2.00
Float . . .80 to $1.50 Feed.70 to .80
Irrigated Garden Tracts.
I have for sale, on easy terms, 5 and 10
acre tracts, one mile from McCook, with
permanent water rights. Just the thing
for market gardening. J. E. Keeeey,
Office First National Bank Building.
Must Have the Cash.
From and after February 1st all ac
counts must be paid monthly. No credit
will be given any one who does not com
ply with this rule. This is final.
M. E. Knippee.
Bills Must be Paid.
All bills must be paid on the 1st and
15th of each month. Otherwise no
credit will be given.
Ed. F. Feitcraft.
We make a specialty of fine job print
ing. Our samples of fashionable and ele
gant stationery for invitations, programs,
etc., is not excelled in Nebraska.
Residence Lot for Sale.
A desirable residence lot on Melvin
street for sale. Price, very low, $225.*o.
Call at this office for particulars.
Sidney Dodge went down to Oxford,
this morning, to institute a lodge of the
Star of Jupiter. A lodge of the order
will also be instituted at Holbrook, first
of the coming week.
Mrs. Howard Thompson gave a
party to about thirty little folks, last
evening. It was a joyous, mirthful oc
casion for the young folks.
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