The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, March 09, 1894, Image 5
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 Faber. _ 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 tional holiday. 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 morning. __ 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 membership. 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 quite abnormal. 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. Building Notes. 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 time. Needs Attention. 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. Schloeaser-Harrison. 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. RELIGIOUS MATTERS. Service* in the Maionic hall, Sunday moving and evening, by Rev. Erank Durant. Services by Elder McBride in the Lutheran church, Sunday morning and evening. 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. Surprised Her. 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 Evans. 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 PROGRAMME: “Speed Away”.Woodbury. Chorus. Violin Solo, “Heather Rose.”.. B. J. Sutton. “Rock of Ages.”.Warren. Misses Wilson and McBride, and Messrs. LeHew and Johnson. Reading,.. Miss Grace Brinton. “Throw out the Life Line”.Stebbins. Chorus. “Calvary,”.Rodney. Miss Ellington Wilson. “See the Pale Moon,”.Campana. Miss McBride and Mr. Johnson. “Lead Me, Saviour,".Davis. Chorus. “The Warrior’s Dream,”.Woods. O. G. LeJIew. “The Pilot, Brave,".. Ed Heard and Geo. S. LeHew. Recitation,.. Miss Norma Noble. “O Restless Sea,”.White. Misses Wilson and McBride sad Mr. Johnson. “Victory Through Grace,”.Sweney. i Chorus. Violin Solo,“Fly Forth, O Gentle Dove,” B. J. Sutton. “Faith is the Victory,”.Sankey. Chorus. Something Unusual. 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 irrigationists. 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 league meetings. A number of new business enterprises are budding. PEOPLE YOU KNOW. IX F. Stewart was in the capital city, Friday last. Mrs. A. N. Lewis returned to Denver, Monday night. Shbrife Banks was with us officially on Wednesday. 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 Week. C. M. Brown, the Cambridge banker, was a Sunday visitor of the valley’s finest. W. R. Cole was in Danbury, first of the week, painting Frank Bverist’s new residence. E. D. York and H. C.Cole of Atwood, Kansas, were city visitors on business, yesterday. kev. UEORGE taylor ot me county capital, had business in the metropolis, Saturday. George E. Thompson came in from Omaha,Wednesday night, on some legal business. Fowler and Gerald Wilcox made a shipment of cattle to the Omaha mar ket, Tuesday. L. Morse of Benkelman, was at polit ical headquarters lor the Republican valley, Wednesday. 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 tion. Mrs. W. S. CornuTT and sister, Miss Dot Davenport, were down from Culbert son, Saturday, shopping and visiting friends. M. A. Dunn, of the Lincoln Beet Su gar Enterprise, was a city visitor, Satur day, in company with A. B. Taylor of Imperial. William Henderson, living west of town, will move on a farm south of McCook, some time this week.—Culbert son Era. Miss Mary Ramey has decided to make her home in McCook, leaving for that place last Friday evening.—Oxford Standard. Jambs Ricb and Lawyer Smith were down from Wauneta, Wednesday, on business, driving down Tuesday and re turning Thursday. 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 business. 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 evangelistic work. 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." Youthful Plunderers. 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 chester Avenue. No. 62—8 roomed residence on Main Avenue. 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, ground floor. 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 ed. _ Hunt Up 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 Com.23 Potatoes.90 Hogs.$4 25 Hay.$6 to (8 Steers. . .$3to $3.50 Cows, $1.75 to$2.00 Butter.15 Eggs.15 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 Fine Printing. 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 • plete. 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.