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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (March 9, 1894)
Many people ask favors of a newspa
per publisher without the remotest idea
of what their request means. Most of
them think, “O, well, be has to print
his paper at any rate, and he might as
well fill it out with something in my in
terest or that of some friend of mine as
anything else.” Such people should re
member that every letter and line print
ed in a newspaper costs money. The
compositors most be paid, the pressman
must be paid, the paper, ink, wear and
tear of the types must be paid for, to say
nothing of rents, insurance and other
incidentals. We are always willing to
show favors to our friends, and to our
regular advertisers we try to be espe
cially generous in the way of free local
notices. And now we want to say to
advertisers that if they want their busi
ness laid before the people, Thk Trib
unk is the medium. Meaning no re
flection on our contemporaies, we have
reason to believe that Thk Tribunk is
a paper that is read—not merely sub
scribed for, delivered at your house, or
taken out of the post office and thrown
aside. It will not do for a newspaper
man to be too modest. His goods are
for sale just as those of any other busi
ness man'8 goods are, and if he wants to
sell them he must not only praise them,
but, to hold and increase his custom, he
must offer the best at the lowest price.
On Thursday night burglars entered
the post office by breaking the glass and
frame of the lower sash of the window in
the rear of the building. They broke the
locks or fastenings to every drawer in
the room, and carried off some of the
drawers, about $104 in stamps, $3$ in
money, the blank postal notes and mon
ey orders and a bank certificate of de
posit for $40. They also took $5 in
money from Mr. Clark’s private drawer,
six drill bitts and several chisels. Mr.
Webster sleeps in the drug store and
heard the noise of breaking glass, but
there are pieces of glass near the build
ing and he supposed Cammack’s large
dog was walking over it. In the morning
Messrs. Parrish, Duncan and Trissel
found Mr. Dnncan’s .horse blanket, one
of the post office drawers and the blank
postal notes and orders in a box car near
Parrish’s elevator.—Bartley Inter-Ocean.
The printer’s best friend is the man or
woman who gives him items of news.
There are some people we know, how
ever, who have such a prejudice against
telling a newspaper man anything that
if they died they wouldn’t say anything
about it If a baby is bom to you give
it in for publication—that is, the item,
not the baby. If you have visitors send
their names and residence. If you have
made a successful financial speculation
and have money in your pocket, give it
to us—that is the item, not the money,
newspapers run without money. If not
convenient to call, drop us a postal; we’ll
pay for the postal. We wan’t to hear
from you often.
The postmaster who finds his office
getting short of stamps, makes oat an
order on a printed blank and sends it to
the post office department at Washing
ton. Here the postmaster’s accounts
are examined and if his credit is good,
the order is approved, charged to his
account and forwarded to the govern
ment agent at the factory where postage
stamps are made. The government
agent has the stamps counted, carefully
packed and sent by registered mail to
the postmaster, who sends a receipt for
them to Washington.
The subject of alfalfa growing is de
servedly receiving considerable atten
tion by many Nebraska farmers, yet its
value as a forage plant is not half appre
ciated, or much more of it would be cul
tivated. It is a noticeable fact that in
neighborhoods where it has been intro
duced its cultivated area rapidly extends
and the more widely its merits become
known, the more it is appreciated.
Another use for aluminum is said to
have been found in fine art printing. It
is expected to do away with the litho
grapic stone altogether. Zinc plates
have been used to a considerable extent
for some kinds of art printing, but it
doesn’t shed ink freely enough for first
class work. Aluminum is said to fill
the bill completely.
We learn that Jack Hawkins and Miss
Bertha Hunter were united in bands of
bliss and bonds of harmony at the resi
dence of the bride’s parents near McCook
early last week. Both parties are well
known in this locality. The Faber ex.
tends hearty congratulations.-Stockville
Through a mistake Mr. O’Leary, the
new proprietor of the McEntee hotel
changed the name of the house to the
Union Hotel. In the future it will be
known as the St Charles, and will be
, run as a first-class hotel, with fret* bus
to all trains.
Another holiday is to be added to the
list of national celebrations. The house
' committee on labor has decided to report
favorably the bill making Labor Day
on the first Monday in September a na
Messrs.Fitch, Meyers and Brewer made
a shipment of six can of cattle to Kans
as City, Sunday.
The cold wave promised for Sunday
was evidently ride-tracked en-tranrik
FOB SALE -The C- W. Paine
residence. Seven rooms, corner
lot Price, only $1,050.
COLVIN k BEGGS.
The partnership between Cole & Bar
ney has been dissolved.
A new feed store is among the possi
bilities of the near future.
Measles have made their appearance
in various portions of the city.
They had a fine rain in the southern
part of the county, Sunday morning.
Mr. Osburn of West McCook lost his
three month’s old baby, on Tuesday
Weather Clerk Foster warns ns that
March will be a stormy month. Well, it
usually is. _
The Star of Jupiter Lodges at Culbert
son and Cambridge both report increase
ThB Tribune understands that there
is a prize fight on the boards for tonight,
but particulars are lacking.
Mike Reiswick’s boy has been taken
down with an attack of the measels.
The house has been quarantined.
People who have trees and shrubbery
for sale Should remember that The
Tribune is in the advertising business.
Bibulous Joe McDonald performed
some gratuitous work for the municipal
ity on the streets, Tuesday. He dragged
along a ball and chain, ‘^jist to stiddy
him,” as Joe put it.
Superintendent Vallentine in company
with Superintendent Bayston visited
three or four country schools in this part
of the county, Tuesday, over which he
can grow quite eloquent.
The house-cleaning season approaches
and the painters and paper hangers are
expecting soon to commence their spring
harvest, which promises to be a very fair
one, considering the times.
It is now hinted that C. T. Brewer will
not be a candidate for mayor; but will
be carefully groomed for the race for
representative next fall. Charles Theo
docius has rare running powers.
The fly yonth of the city are devoting
their spare hours to practicing the art
of self defense. Tall boxing stories may
be heard whenever the lads congregate,
and wise talk of muscular development
We have seen quite a number of watch
chains about town ornamented with a
neat, little charm in the shape of a watch
case opener, which obviates the nse of a
knife or finger nail to open the watch.
We have just received one, and would
advise you to send for one, too. They are
sent free on request, by the Keystone
Watch Case Company, of Philadelphia,
Pa., the largest watch case manufactur
ing concern in the world. They are the
makers of the celebrated Jas. Boss cases,
the only filled case which are fitted with
the world-famed Non-pull-out bow(ring).
The company does not sell at retail, but
its goods are sold by our local jewelers.
New Morning Glory.
A vine growing from seed that will
cover a fence in no time, a rampant
grower, and then it is a beautiful vine,
with its huge leaves, dark prickly stems
and immense rose-colored flowers from
three to four inches across, and costs
only 20 cents per packet. Every one
interested in climbers or new, and good
things for the garden should send io
cents to James Vick’s sons, Rochester,
N. Y., for Vick’s Floral Guide for 1894,
which is a perfect beauty in its gold
cover. As the 10 cents may be deducted
from first order, it really costs nothing.
George Hocknell is building a bath
room addition to his residence, this week.
Frank Burgess is having quite an ad
dition built to his residence.
S. M. Cochran is having a kitchen, bed
room and bath room addition made to
his residence in the northwestern part of
the city, which will give him a very
comfortable home, indeed.
Camp Fire at Danbury.
On Saturday, March 17th, the veterans
of Danbury and vicinity will hold a camp
fire in Danbnry. A free dinner will be
served in the afternoon by the ladies of
the Relief Corps to veterans and their
families and the sons of veterans. Prep
arations are making to have a grand
The road leading south from the mid
dle river bridge needs attention badly.
For abont a half mile this road is in fear
ful condition, and is almost impassable
for loaded wagons. Some filling in with'
manure or straw and considerable grad
ing should be done at once.
Last Sunday afternoon, at two o’clock.
Squire Berry united the destinies of two
of Box Elder precinct’s young people,
Albert Schloesser and Clara A. Harrison.
The ceremony was performed at the
house of the bride’s father, Ira Harrison,
in the presence of relatives and friends.
Service* in the Maionic hall, Sunday
moving 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. Morning Subject: “Take
Ye Away the Stone.” Evening subject:
“The Center of Gravity.”
The Christian Endeavor convention at
Lebanon, Saturday evening and Sunday
last, was attended by Misses Hannah
McBride and Florence Thompson, and
Messrs. Russell McMillen, Howard
Finity and C. T. Watson, all of our city.
A district convention of the Bpworth
league will be held in Wauneta, Tues
day and Wednesday next, March 13 and
14. An interesting and lengthy pro
gramme has been prepared. The con
vention embraces all of the district west
of McCook. Revs. Coffman and Bell of
our city are on the programme.
The Bpworth league announce a “cra
zy social” to be held in the Methodist
church on Tuesday evening of coming
week. It is to be inferred that the peo
ple are to come dressed and to act accord
ingly—a little odd say. At any rate there
is a good time in store for all who may
come, and a general invitation is given.
Easter Sunday morning the members
of the St. John Commandery of our city
will attend divine services in the Metho
dist church in a body. It is probable
that Rev. James Lisle, Indianola, and a
Knight Templar, will deliver the ser
mon on this occasion. This is a very
beautiful custom of Templarism, indeed.
Last Monday evening, a large company
of Mrs. G. R. Oyster’s neighbors and
friends treated her to a complete and de
lightful surprise, at her home on corner
of Main and Denver. Card playing and
pinning tails on a donkey were among
the amusements provided. In the latter
sport Mrs. Z. L. Kay was the most pro
ficient and a handsome souvenir spoon
was her reward. Mrs. W. C. LaTourette
was least fortunate, and a comical toy
white rabbit fell as her portion.
The refreshments were elaborate in
detail and were nicely served, embracing
a most toothsome menn.
Among the numerous membership of
the surprising party were:
Mesdames Z. L. Kay, C. M. Noble, B.
C. Ballew, Cynthia Patton, W. C. La
Tourette, J. E. Kelley, A. J. Thomas, T.
B. Campbell, C. G. Holmes,-Holmes,
J. E. Sircolumb, C. E. Pope, W. S. Mor
lan, J. F. Heber, A. P. Welles, F. S. Wil
cox, C. F. Babcock, H. H. Troth, A. N.
Lewis, J. F. Forbes, A. J. Chambers, C.
A. Dixon, George Leming.C. H. Meeker,
J. H. Moore, J. F. Kenyon, F. M. Kim
mell, James Merrill, and Miss Margaret
The event was successfully engineered
by Mesdames J.W. Holliday, L. B. Stiles
and R. B. Simmonds.
A recent discussion in the New York
Academy of Medicine gave evidence of a
healthy reaction against the one-sided
ness which has of late years been noticea
ble in American opthalmological litera
ture on the subject of asthenopic com
plaints. Dr. Th. R. Pooley related his
experience with asthenopia not depend
ent upon error of refraction and insuffi
ciencies of the ocular muscles, and his
views seemed to receive general endorse
ment. Germany has not inaptly
been called the land of spectacles. But
the reason which has led to their exten
sive employment in that country, viz:
the great frequency of Myopia, fortu
nately does not apply with us to the
same extent. Yet of all facts in medicine
none are better founded than the knowl
edge that even moderate degrees of far
sightedness or near-sightedness or astig
matism, lead, in many persons, to dis
comfort and pain, or painful vision in
the use of the eyes, and often headaches
and other nervous disturbances. N o
oculist can overlook the fact that many
people suffer from these optical defects,
although many in a moderate form. In
a small per cent of these patients with
painful vision, not curable by glasses,
the cause can be found in some nasal or
catarrhal trouble, and the discomfort re
moved or cured by appropriate nasal
treatment. This fact was well established
a year ago by Dr. St. John Roosa, of
New York. Among loo persons with
supposed normal eyesight and who had
never suffered from any disease of the
eyes, he found only 9 with perfect eyes,
45 were far-sighted to some degree, and
46 suffered from some of the various de
ficiences of the eye all requiring the aid
of glasses to correct the abnormal eye
sight or eye-strains, to give relief. It
is not rare for many of those patients
who complain of eye-strain or painful
vision, that after wearing their glasses
for a time are able to lay them aside as
unnecessary, a cure having been effected.
At any rate the discussion in the New
Y ork academy will be productive of
good if it will only teach the people to
take good care of their eyes, and the
doctors how to learn and secure the best
results. It is always advisable in any
case of any trouble with one’s eyes to
consult an oculist.—Medical Journal.
Anderson, the grocer, quotes some fig
ures in this week's issue.
Christian Endeavor Conoert.
The Christian Endeavor Concert will
take place in the Lutheran church, Tues
day evening, March aoth, commencing
at eight o'clock. The admission' has
been placed at the extremely low price
of is cents. Following is the
Violin Solo, “Heather Rose.”..
B. J. Sutton.
“Rock of Ages.”.Warren.
Misses Wilson and McBride, and
Messrs. LeHew and Johnson.
Miss Grace Brinton.
“Throw out the Life Line”.Stebbins.
Miss Ellington Wilson.
“See the Pale Moon,”.Campana.
Miss McBride and Mr. Johnson.
“Lead Me, Saviour,".Davis.
“The Warrior’s Dream,”.Woods.
O. G. LeJIew.
“The Pilot, Brave,"..
Ed Heard and Geo. S. LeHew.
Miss Norma Noble.
“O Restless Sea,”.White.
Misses Wilson and McBride sad
“Victory Through Grace,”.Sweney.
Violin Solo,“Fly Forth, O Gentle Dove,”
B. J. Sutton.
“Faith is the Victory,”.Sankey.
Last Saturday morning the people of
McCook witnessed quite an unusual
sight: the river quite empty for about
three miles and the greater portion of
the water of the Republican river run
ning over the bottom between the bluffs
on the north and the old channel. This
freak of the river was caused by an ice
gorge forming just above the west bridge
and extending as far up stream as Car
son’s island—between two and three
miles. The water, or a considerable
portion of the river, continued to run in
the new found channel until some time
Saturday night, when the ice gorge went
out, fortunately without damaging any
of the river bridges. The large quantity
of hay on the bottom was more or less
damaged by the flood, and the water
works pumping plant was forced to shut
down for a number of hours by the
presence of water in the pump pit. The
water also gained entrance into one of
the wells, but no considerable damage
was caused the works.
Broke His Leg.
Saturday, Master George, son of James
Carl, the drayman, met with a painful
misfortune in the shape of a broken leg.
While playing marbles with some com
panions one of his marbles rolled under
a horse. With the aid of a com stalk he
sought to recover the plaything. The
horse reared up and struck the lad
breaking his leg in a serious manner.
Colvin & Beggs are making an effort
to efiect an organization of the various
real estate agents of this portion of Ne
braska for advertising purposes. In this
organization they hope to be able to do
some wide-spread advertising in the east
to induce immigration to southwestern
Nebraska. And in this united way they
hope to secure better results than by
individual efforts, and at a greatly re
duced expense. No doubt the plan they
propose is feasible, and we hope that the
idea may be carried out. For thus a
large amount of advertising matter con
cerning this country will find its way to
the east, and good results must follow.
The shipment of George E. Thomp
son's goods to Iowa has been delayed a
few days by an action in attachment
commenced by J. Albert Wells to re
cover some $76 dollars, taxes on Omaha
property traded by Mr. Thompson to
Mr. Wells, which the latter claims the
former should pay. Mr. Thompson pro
vided a bond, yesterday morning, and
the goods were at once released. The
merits of the case will be tried before
Squire Berry this morning. Mr. Thomp
son departed for Iowa, last night.
While Commissioner Ryan was down
in Fillmore county, first of the week, he
purchased a large safe for the county
clerk’s office. The safe was secured by
him at a splendid bargain, and it will
fill a long-felt-want in the clerk’s office,
Which has long lacked proper and suf
ficient safety deposit facilities for records
and valuable papers.
Among those appointed by Governor
Crounse as delegates to the inter-state
irrigation convention to be held in Oma
ha, March 21st and 22d, is J. S. LeHew.
The Judge is among our most practical
Danbury expects soon to have a news
paper of her own. A brother of Colonel
Dave Smith of the Wilsonville Review is
to be the editor-in-chief and publisher.
Red Willow county agricultural so
ciety will hold its fiur, this year, on
September 4, 5, 6, 7, and it will be the
best ever held in the county.
The usual services in the Methodist
church, next Sunday morning and even
ing, also customary Sunday school and
A number of new business enterprises
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
IX F. Stewart was in the capital city,
Mrs. A. N. Lewis returned to Denver,
Shbrife Banks was with us officially
SdpT. Bayston was up from Indianola,
Monday and Tuesday.
R. D. Tate and wife were among our
city visitors, Monday.
Tom Dbvitt is assisting in Stone &
Henning's meat market.
Fred Pennell has resumed his desk
in the First National bank.
REV. J. W. Kimmbl of Tekamah,
was with us again on Monday.
Alex. Johnson was in Omaha, first
of the week, with some cattle.
Rev. George Taylor of Indianola
was with us on business, Monday.
J. T. Bullard came down from Pali
sade, Monday evening, on business,
Fred Weed was down from Yuma,
Colorado, Saturday night, on business.
S. G. Gohbbn visited his old home,
near Council Bluffs, Iowa, close o( last
C. M. Brown, the Cambridge banker,
was a Sunday visitor of the valley’s
W. R. Cole was in Danbury, first of
the week, painting Frank Bverist’s new
E. D. York and H. C.Cole of Atwood,
Kansas, were city visitors on business,
kev. UEORGE taylor ot me county
capital, had business in the metropolis,
George E. Thompson came in from
Omaha,Wednesday night, on some legal
Fowler and Gerald Wilcox made
a shipment of cattle to the Omaha mar
L. Morse of Benkelman, was at polit
ical headquarters lor the Republican
R. M. Snavely was down from Den
ver, this week, looking after his Red
Willow county interests.
Frank FriTsch of the precinct by
that name, had business before the Mc
Cook land officials, Saturday.
Frank Selby was up from Cam
bridge, Wednesday, on business of the
law and of a personal natnre.
Dr.W. V.Gage was summoned up near
Hayes Centre, Monday,to see Mrs.Henry
Chitten, who i3 a sufferer from consump
Mrs. W. S. CornuTT and sister, Miss
Dot Davenport, were down from Culbert
son, Saturday, shopping and visiting
M. A. Dunn, of the Lincoln Beet Su
gar Enterprise, was a city visitor, Satur
day, in company with A. B. Taylor of
William Henderson, living west
of town, will move on a farm south of
McCook, some time this week.—Culbert
Miss Mary Ramey has decided to
make her home in McCook, leaving for
that place last Friday evening.—Oxford
Jambs Ricb and Lawyer Smith were
down from Wauneta, Wednesday, on
business, driving down Tuesday and re
Smilky Goodwin, who has been em
ployed on the Times-Democrat for a few
weeks, left for Haigler, Saturday night,
to resume farming.
Rbv. A. W. Coffman was up in Im
perial and Wauneta, Saturday, Sunday
and Monday, filling appointments for
Presiding Elder Hale.
Mrs. V. Franklin and children ex
pect to leave for Los Angeles, California,
Saturday of next week, to be absent a
year or two in search of health.
Mlss Aimbe Menard who returned
from Chicago, last week, has resumed
her studies under the direction of her
former teacher, Mrs. C. M. Wilson.
L. R. Hilkman departed for Iowa,
Sunday morning, on a visit to his par
ents. He may locate at Davenport and
engage in the grocery and feed business.
Mrs. E. A. DeGroff departed, on
Wednesday morning, for her home in
Athens, Penna., her son Charles L. ac
companying her as far as Chicago, on
Buffalo Jones was in the city, Mon
day. ‘ He came up from Oklahoma ter
ritory on business connected with the
Culbertson ditch enterprise, of which he
was the promoter.
RBV. P. L. Mather, out sturdy old
Welsh friend, was np from Indianola,
yesterday, and exchanged the customary
greetings at this office. He is just back
from the east, where he has been doing
Pearl brewer was accompanist for
the performance of the “Lightning Rod
Agent" at Culbertson, last week. The
Era says says of her: “Miss Brewer of
McCook was official pianist and that dif
ficult part of the entertainment was well
taken care of."
Wednesday of this week, Constable
SpotU made the discovery that the resi
due of the James Harris stock of hard
ware, which is stored under the Famous
clothing store, had been tampered with,
and that a quantity of the goods was
missing. Investigation disclosed the
fact that ten or fifteen youths of the city
were involved in the robbery. By fol
lowing the matter up closely the Consta
ble succeeded in recovering about $25
worth of the plunder. Yesterday after
noon the lads were brought up before
Squire Berry, and after pleading guilty,
four of the oldest of the boys were fined
$ro each, and in default were put in the
city jail, from which, however, they
were released as soon as it was consider
ed that that they had been taught a
salutary lesson. It appears that it was
part of the boys’ scheme to dig a cave
in the bank north of Joe Spotts' home in
east McCook, in which to store their
plunder. It is to be hoped that the boys
have learned a valuable lesson.
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,
Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
The Driftwood amateur club will play
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Tuesday evening,
March 20th, in the Driftwood school
house. Doors will open at 7:00 o’clock
and the perlormance will commence one
half hour later. Price of admission 25
cents. This performance will be given
to raise funds for the purchase of an
organ. A full house is earnestly desir
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. 4041 .
The Home Market.
Oats.30 Wheat . .35 to .45
Hogs.$4 25 Hay.$6 to (8
Steers. . .$3to $3.50 Cows, $1.75 to$2.00
Flour .80 to $1.50 Feed.... 70 to .80
Irrigated Carden 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. KELLEY,
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. KnipplE
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. Flitcrapt
We make a specialty of fine job print
ing. Onr 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, $225.00.
Call at this office for particulars.
Mrs. V. H. Solliday was called down
to Red Cloud, close of last week by ill
ness in a sister’s family.
J. W. Hupp drover over to Lebanon,
today, on business of his bank there.
Misses Coha Irvin and Hattie Crab
tree of Indianola, were the guests of
Mrs. Reno Walsh, Sunday.
President Hocknell of the First
National expects to shortly leave for
California for his health.
Mrs. Albert McMillen has been
entertaining her father and two brothers
from near Trenton, part of this week.
Miss Sara Lowkan is in New York
City purchasing spring and summer
goods. The stock will be fine and corn •
R. A. Ewing of Imperial and J. 'D.
Shahan of Champ;— were Commercial
guests, Wednesday, on heir way home
from Lincoln on business connected with
the Chase county treasurer case.
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