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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (April 6, 1894)
J. E. KELLEY WINS
Chosen Mayor by 0 Large
-)HE REPUBLICAN TICKET
Successful With the Exception of
A FKW NoTLBTS.
Tuesday’s city election was one of the
most warmly contested in the history of
McCook. While the election of almost
the entire Republican ticket was quite!
generally expected, the majorities re-j
ccived by a number of nominees exceed-1
ed tbe expectations of all. For a city
election and taking into account the
disagreeableness of the weather, the vote
cast was pretty fair for numbers, and in
dicated ati unusual degree of interest
manifest among the business men and
citizens generally. Indeed the quite
overwhelming result may with propriety
be taken as an evidence of a strong de
sire for a change, for a new deal, rather
than as showing any ill will toward the
nominees of the Citizens ticket. We
believe that the new administration will
be one that the people of our city will
be able to take a good deal of pride in—
that an effort will he directed toward
the substantial upbuilding of the best
and true interests of the city. That
some of the abuses of the present regime
will be corrected, and that withal we
may reasonably expect substantial im
provement, if nothing radical along the
line of reform. To this effect we will j
take pleasure in upholding their hands.
“I believe that.”
There were just about t>oo ballots cast.
There will be a new deal in municipal
“Little Russia" sent in a practically
solid Republican vot-e.
Many failed to register. Forty-two
votes being sworn in bj' the city clerk.
Clarence Gray isn’t much on speech
making, but he will look after the bus
iness of city treasurer O. K.
Ed Wilcox ran like a wild hare for
the city clerkship, receiving by far the
largest majority of any candidate.
Russians take quite naturally to some
Republican institutions at least. Beef
and beer and boodle and such like.
Tuesday’s election must be regarded
largely as a rebuke to Mayor Brewer and
his administration of municipal affairs.
Pope wishes that Moore had received
the one majority. Nevertheless, he will
make a business councilman for the sec
From a business standpoint much im
provement may probably be expected
from the new administration, in the
way of morals some at least.
The Tribune hopes that Mayor Kel
ley’s plea, made Tuesdas night, for har
mony and united work for McCook,during
the coming year, will meet with a ready
and unanimous response. Let us all
work together for the city’s best interests.
Mayor Brewer comes out of the scrim
mage pretty badly disfigured, but like
the thorough sport he is, still in the ring.
It is thought, however, that his chances
for securing the nomination for repre
sentative are somewhat impaired, now.
Mayor Kelley made a very clever hit
in his brief speech Tuesday night, at the
jollification, in proposing three cheers
and a tiger for “United Russia." It
took the crowd by storm. Indeed the
little mayor’s big head was working
Member of board of edneation Richie
made two heroic efforts to escape making
a speech, but he wasn’t in the best of
sprinting form. He was finally hauled
home on a railroad express truck by the
wildly enthusiastic, but good natured
Mayor-elect Kelley has been the recip
ient of many congratulations. Among
them being telegrams from Peter Camb
bell of Laird, Colorado, and Supt. Phe
lan of Alliance. Johnny finds no diffi
culty in wearing his "Bismarck” capas
The crowd had some difficulty in pull
ing Harv. Sutton from his horn long
enough to have him express thanks for
the honor conferred upon him. He
promises to look after the interests of
the Big First with the same devotion
he leads the finest band in southwestern
That was the most enthusiastic demon
stration ever witnessed in McCook, after
the result became known, Tuesday night.
With both the Pythian and the Work
man bands discoursing their liveliest
airs, and hundreds of people each trying
to out-yell the other, it was a stirring in
cident in which both sides participated.
Ad Bates’ child has joined the measles
- H. T. Carey’s baby is ill with an attack
of the fever.
Ole Laudgren’s little girl is in a serious
state from a relapse from the measles.
Mrs. A. H. Sprague living southwest
of the city has been very ill for past two
Charlie Noble sent three wagons loaded
with groceries up into Frontier county,
}. I. Grundy has just completed
threshing out about a thousand bushels
of wheat of the vintage of 1892.
John Rummer is building an addition
to his house on the farm, and besides is
making other improvements thereon.
Farmer Frank Stillman hail a small
! prairie fire on his place, Sunday evening.
The timber on his east line and fencing
i The city authorities should take active
■ steps toward abating the tramp nuisance.
The city is overrun by these fellows.
They should be encouraged to walk.
C. T. Brewer shipped six ears of cattle
to the Omaha market, yesterday. The
stock was purchased by him from Messrs.
Doyle, Boles and others of the Willow.
The A. O. U. W. band treated James
Starr to an enjoyable surprise, close of
last week, it being the occasion of Mr.
Starr's birthday anniversary. The hoys
had a royal good time.
Complete anil official district court
proceedings on the inside pages of this
issue. Remember that the Tribune
is all printed at home. There is always
something of local interest on the inside
A small twister passed through the
southeastern part of the city, Monday,
overturning outbuildings etc. in a very
lively manner. Howe Smith’s barn
moved a few inches and other minor
damages were caused.
In Hayes county. Nebraska, according
to the American Newspaper Directory
for 1894, now in press, the Hayes Centre
Republican has a larger regular issue
than any other paper. Advertising rates
made known on application.
The police judge desires it to be known
that the ordinance against burning rub
bish within the city limits will be strictly
enforced in the future. So the people
of McCook who have been fracturing
that city Jaw should govern their actions
accordingly. Patronize the draymen.
The wind and dust storm, Monday
evening and night, was a perfect terror;
ami made the average citizen doubtful
whether life is worth living or not.
While the house wives are frantic. If
the weather clerk, doesn’t repent of such
work, he is liable to be mobbed by an
The prairie fire that got away from those
breaking prairie on the Hatfield ranch,
Monday evening, is said to have gone
clear to the Beaver creek before it was
stopped. It is not thought to have
caused much damage, although it is said
that one fanner lost some hogs, and
some fencing was burned.
The election of officers of St. John
Commanderv, last Friday evening, re
sulted as follows: G. S. Bishop, eminent
commander; G. R. Johnson, generalis
simo; H. IT. Easterday, captain general;
E. C. Ballew, prelate; W’illiam Smith,
senior warden; S. E. Green, junior
warden; j. D. Robb, treasurer; E. E.
Two tramps stole three pairs of shoes
at Ganscbow’s shoe store, Wednesday,
and subsequently attempted to sell them
to workman down in the company’s
shops. They were promptly arrested
and the shoes recovered. Police Judge
Berry gave them thirty minutes to leave
the city, and they improved the time
promptly. The genus tramp is becoming
too numerous, anyhow.
Monday evening's incident should
teach the people of McCook a valuable
lesson, namely, to refrain from burning
up the rubbish about their premises.
Drop a few nickles in the slot and the
draymen will do the rest. And you will
not endanger your own property or that
of your neighbor. High winds come
suddenly in the spring time, making
fires a souce of danger. Patronize the
drayman. Taboo the fire, and we will
all rest more easily and safely.
The county of Red Willow has refused
to pay the bill of this county for the
keeping of Ben Stoddard, the gav young
man with wheels in his head, who was
cuttiug up his didoes here a year since.
A law suit will no doubt be the result.
... Mr. Austin, who has been connected
with the McCook electric light plant,
was in the city last Saturday to spring
the electric lighting question upon the
unsuspecting and guileless public. The
opinion prevails here that anything
brighter than lamp light would be too
strong for our eyes.—Beaver City Tri
The post office department has issued
an order that hereafter mail will not be
received at railroad mail cars unless
through the local post office. Putting
letters on the cars adds to the labor of
the railroad mail clerk and takes up
time that is needed for his regular work.
This will also be a protection to the
country postmaster whose salary de
pends on the number of stamps can
celed at their office. At nearly all of
the country offices along the railways
the people get in the habit of carrying
their letters to the trains. Many do
this because they want to spite the post
master and cut down his income. As a
protection to the country postmaster
the order is a good one and as The
Tribune believes in the principle of
protection we favor protecting even
| democratic postmasters.
Rev. Frank Durant is entertaining a
classmate. Rev. Fillmore.
Rev. P'illmore will occupy the Episco
pal pulpit on next Sunday.
Usual morning and evening services
by Elder McBride in the Lutheran ehuch,
next Sunday. All are cordially invited
to these services.
The ladies of the Baptist church will
give a ten cent social, consisting of
pumpkin pie, doughnuts and coffee, at
Mrs. D. Magner’s, next Thursday even
ing the 12th. It is to be repeated once
The Protestant churches of the city
joined in a union temperance meeting
at the Lutheran church, last Sunday
evening. Rev. Preston of the Congre
gational church and others addressed
The Epwortli league announces a social
in the Methodist church on next Tues
day evening. There will be a musical
programme and light refreshments. An
admission fee of 15 cents will be charged,
which will cover all expenses. Every
body cordially invited.
-- . ;
One of the functions for which elab
orate preparations are semi-annually
made by dry goods men and milliners
and which are anxiously anticipated by
the ladies of McCook and vicinity, are
the spring and fall openings. This
spring was no exception to the rule, and
viewed from the standpoint of attend
ance, interest and pleasure exhibited by
the ladies, the openings, yesterday after
noon and evening, were distinctly suc
cessful aud highly gratifying to the mer
L. BOWMAN & SON
Doubtless eclipsed any and all previous
efforts at their opening. Their stock of
dry goods, notions, millinery, carpets,
etc., has no equal in this section of Ne
braska. Their purchases, this spring,
were unusually full and elegant.
But the millinery department was the
chief centre of attraction. This depart
ment, this season, is under the manage
ment of Miss Van Fleet, a tasteful art
ist in her line. The display in this de
partment was everything the feminine
heart could desire, and was praised with
Kach visitor carried home with her a
unique souvenir of the event in the form
of a branch of apple blossoms.
Display', while not so elaborate, was
tasteful, complete and fashionable, and
her bazar attracted a large and delight
Many visited Miss Cory’s establish
ment, although it was not her opening
Altogether the affairs were very at
tractive and highly creditable.
George Caldwell of the Denver News
was in town, yesterday, gathering data
for an irrigation write up, intended to
stimulate interest in the irrigation con
vention to be held here on May 2d and
3rd. The article will appear in an early
issue of the great populist daily.
It takes a stout political heart to stand
two knock-outs in one week; but Mc
Cook has a few such politicians. They
are genuine chrysanthemums. Always
blooming most charmingly when its
The individual who is running that
private saloon on the school section
near Cambridge, but in Red Willow
county, has recently been fined by gov
ernment officials. Now let the authori
ties do their duty.
The order of the Eastern Star had a
delightful meeting, Wednesday night.
There were a number of invitations and
a superb spread of refreshments later in
the session. The attendance was large.
The order is a rapid and a strong grower.
There are a thoughtless few politicians
in Red Willow county, found working
within the Republican party, who don’t
know enough to quit fighting after the
battle is over. If they will place their
ear to the ground they will hear some
thing for their immediate and future
Lebanon has a new doctor, Robert
Commissioners’ proceedings on the in
side pages, this week.
Keep in mind McCook’s irrigation
convention, May 3 and 4.
Irrigation is to be a factor in the pro
gress of western Nebraska.
Ben Olcott and family have moved out
onto his farm in Perry precinct.
Before you start out to wash other
people’s faces, go look in the mirror.
Indianola has no saloon; but there are
seven government licenses in the town.
The Odd Fellows moved their property
and effects into the Temple, Monday.
The assessors will begin their regular
rounds nest Monday. There is no use
The man who gives you a nickel’s
worth of taffy is after a dollar’s worth of
The ordinance of the city distinctly
prohibit the burning of mbbish within
the city limits. Obey it.
Some one in tliis community evident
ly has it in liis small soul to ctjuse the
McCook Electric Light Co. as ni u c h
trouble and annoyance as p o 8 s i b 1 e.
Wires bave been cut lately aDd other
means used to hamper and inconven
ience the operation of the plant.
Last Saturday night trouble was again
experienced with the arc circuit. After
a long and tedious search the difficulty
was finally located at the Maddux barn,
where the wire had been cut with pliers.
The wire was then separated an inch or
so, and the break in the connection very
cleverly covered by wrapping the wire
with tape moistened with some sticky
material. Ordinarily such a break would
not be discovered in a coon’s age; and
the work was doubtless performed b y
one posted in the business.
There is some clue to the perpetrators
of these low tricks, and a probability
that justice may yet overtake them. The
company is doing its utmost to ferret out
the matter, and all law-abiding citizens
wish them success.
A Hard Run.
During the terrible wind storm of
Monday evening a fire alarm was sent in
from the northeastern portion of the
city. Both hose carts and the hook and
ladder wagon made a laborious run to
the seat of the trouble, with great diffi
culty, as the wind blew a perfect gale
and the dust was dense and cutting.
It was found that smouldering rubbish
at the home of George J. Burgess h a d
been fanned into a blaze by the high
wind and that his barn and house, as
well as neighboring properties were in
imminent danger. Quick and hard
work by the department and citizens
controlled what promised to be an ugly
fire, as the gale tossed burning rubbish
in all directions with marvelous rapidity.
Which was put on the boards, last
Friday night, by the McCook amateur
club, will be repeated by request on next
Thursday evening, April 12. The attend
ance, last F'riday night was small on ac
count of the limited advertising given
the piay. It is hoped that a large audi
ence will greet the performance on next
Thursday evening. Reizenstein’s sup
erb orchestra will again render some of
their choicest music.
The Star of Jupiter.
Bodge No. 1 of our city’ will give an
Alpha entertainment in the lodge rooms
in the Temple building on next Saturday
evening to the members of the lodge.
All members of the order are invited to
be present. The entertainment and re
freshments will be free to members.
Brethren, there is plenty time yet for
the rainy season.
"Home Ties” at the opera house, next
Thursday evening, April 12th.
There are sixteen teams at work break
ing out prairie on the Hatfield ranch.
The fruit of the hen has reached an
unprecidented low figure, in this market.
One of the finest signs in the city was
put up at R. A. Cole’s tailor shop, this
Mrs. Rebecca Vore, of Bondville pre
cinct, has been granted a pension, says
There is some inquiry for land. S. H.
Colvin reports the receipt of seventeen
letters in one day, from eastern parties.
A child of Mr. Beyern’s of Trenton
was brought down on Wednesday after
noon’s freight for interment in St. Pat
rick’s cemetery here.
Two young couples, in an intoxicated
condition, made spectacles of themselves
by racing horses in the city, last Sunday.
We understand that the young men in
the case temporarily left the city, Mon
Two of our citizens made out each
about forty vouchers for pensions, Wed
nesday, calling for about $2,400. About
$3,600 are paid to pensioners who receive
their mail at this office, each quarter.
This places in immediate circulation
quite a sum of money through the old
Tobias Brown, who lives north of the
city in Frontier county, had a narrow
escape, last Monday, from losing his im
provements on the farm by fire. It is
thought his bam caught fire from sparks
.blown from his hired man's pipe. The
prompt help ol neighbors alone saved the
barn from total destruction. As it was
the roof was partially burned. Lighted
pipes, careless hired men, high winds
and bams with their highly inflammable
contents, are a strong combination.
There is a gang of small boys in this
city that will certainly make their par
ents’ hearts ache before many moons, if
they continue in their present course.
Some of them crawled under S. H. Col
vin’s office, this week, broke into some
boxes, extracting about a thousand
cashed checks and other papers. This
disposition exhibited by these boys to be
continually pilfering will doubtless get
them into trouble—the house of correc
tion, if not worse. They should be taken
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
i H. C. Jacobs is down from Hayes
C. T. BEGGS was in Jndianola, Mon
day, on abstract business.
J. W. Shabata came up from Crete
on loan business, yesterday.
A. M. JDrkw moved into his lately
purchased home, yesterday.
C. Armstrong was a first-of-lhe-week
visitor of the valley’s finest.
Judge Abbott of Hayes Centre spent
the night in the city, Monday.
Ernest Rathbun, late with Curtis &
Bates, has gone to Platlsmouth.
Bank Examiner Clink was here,
Wednesday: in his official capacity.
T. G. Ruf.s was a guest at the Wind
sor hotel, Lincoln, first of the week.
W. Q. Bell, a Lincoln lawyer, was
among our business guests, Saturday.
Georgs K. Prichett, the Omaha
lawyer, was a business visitor, yesterday.
Rev. George E. Taylor oflndian
ola was a village guest, Monday evening.
WII.UAM Kelley, father of the may
or-elect, is hack trom his visit in llast
James Rice has returned from Wau
neta and will make this his home lur the
W. S. Morlan went down to Lincoln,
Monday night, on business before the
Mrs. IT. G. Moser is entertaining her
parents who arrived from Iowa, last
George Leach is with his brother
Charles again, coining in from the east
on Tuesday night.
Lawyer McCrary of Hastings was
one of our city visitors, yesterday, and
a caller at this office.
E. E. Lowman is up at Norfolk, this
week, attending the session of the Neb
raska grand commandery.
Sir Knights Eskey, Lamboru,Peter
man and Bishop of Indianola visited this
asylum, last Saturday night.
W. C. BuLLAiyj was out from Omaha,
first of the week, on business of bis ex
tensive lumber interests up the valley.
Walter HicklinG is back from
New Mexico, and is putting in a big
crop on his half section north of the city.
Mrs. N. J. BurTlKSS, Mr. and Mrs.
George Gowing arrived home, Monday,
from the mid-winter fair at San Francis
Judge Beck and son were up, last
Friday, on business of the Albrecht and
Frederick estates. His son accompan
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Holmes moved
into their cosy and pretty cottage On cor
ner of Macfarland and Dolan streets,last
Miss Clara Hanlein will enlighten
the youthful mind during the spring
term of school up in district ;oo,in Fron
Clyde Hoffman, brother of Mrs.
E. J. Maddux, arrived in the city,
Wednesday night, from Dennison, Iowa,
on a visit.
Mrs. Fee came in from Milo, Iowa,
last Friday night, and will be the guest
of her daughter, Mrs. C. L. DeGroff,
for some time.
J. H. Yarger has been appointed one
of the aids-de-camp on the staff of
Church Howe, commander of the Ne
braska G. A. R.
James Fraser came up from Blue
Hill, Saturday night, and was the guest
of his sister, Mrs. J. A. Cordeal.the early
days of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. C.S.Quick and daugh
ter, Mrs. II. W. Keyes and Mrs. E. R.
Banks of the county-seat took in the
openings on Thursday.
Miss Selma Norkn came up from
Lincoln, last Saturday night, visiting et
home until Wednesday morning, when
she returned to her university work.
C. H. GOULD of Lincoln, representing
Keenan &. Martin, live stock commiss
ion merchants of Kansas City, was a
business visitor of the valley’s finest,
There’s a land far away in summer
! sea, where indolent mortal most gladly
would be, where citizens never hustle or
push, but feed on bananas and camp
under a hush. There no factory chim
neys pour soot in the air, there the fes
tive steam boiler ne’er goes on a tear;
there, there is no strike, lockout or riot,
there always an essential, eternal
quiet, in that beautiful, beautiful beauti
ful land, where the most active man is
too lazy to stand, where the birds never
fly and the flies never bite, and a motion
uncalled for is a wonderful sight. There
no dealer is hustling to find folks to bny,
and no maker his new-fangled inventions
doth try. In that beautiful land even
steam loses it grip and water’s too lazy
down the mountain to slip. No buyers
nor sellers in that land do abound, and
competition itself is killed in one ronr.d.
O, where is the way to that beautiful
shore? ’Tis yonder; O, seeker; go ques
tion no more. Just follow pour nose and
just open your eyes—that land is the
land-where the-.- don't advertise.
Look Us Over.
I have for rale, in addition to all lots
in McCook owned hv the Lincoln Land
! Company, a number of choice residences
and business lots, among others:
No. bl—5 roomed residence on Man
No. 62—iS roomed residence on Main
No. 63—Two choice east front lots on
Melvin street, opposite high school.
No. 64—Small residence on McDowi 11
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—S roomed residence corner
Douglass and Monmouth streets.
All bargains. Prices and terms made
known on application.
Office First National flank liuilding,
The New County Treasurer.
Ity the votes of Commissioners Ryan
and Thomas, last Friday forenoon, J. II.
Meserve of Valley Orange precinct was
appointed county treasurer till the next
general election to succeed A. II. Barnes,
deceased. J. II llerge of Imlianola will
be the new deputy county treasurer.
Mr. Mcs. rve has his bond ready and
will qualify in the m ar future.
The Horne Market.
Oats .30 Wheat. ..35 to .45
Corn .... 23 1'otatoes..go
Hogs . . .$4.25 Hay. . $6 to jfi
Steers, .f&to&j.^o Cows, $ 1.75 to $2.00
Flour .80 to $1.50 Feed . .70 to .80
Wyandotte Eggs for Sale.
Kggs of the celebrated S. JWyan
dotte chickens for sale—$r for sitling of
fifteen. Six sittings for $5. heave
orders at C. M. Noble’s or Tim Tri
BUNK office. RkNJ. IlAKIiK.
Irrigated Garden Tracts.
1 have for sale, on easy terms,5 and I •
acre tracts, one mile from McCook, with
permanent water rights. Just the tiling
for market gardening. J. K. Kki.i.ky,
Office First National Bank Building.
A Card of Thanks.
I wish to return my sincere thanks to
the neighbors and Cre department for
tlieprompt and effectual services render
ed me at the fire, Monday evening.
George J. Burgess.
Farm For Sale.
North half N. K-X Sec. 31, township
4, range 29; lying about four miles north
of McCook, Nebraska; price $10 per
acre. Address, J. W. Dot.an,
No. 43-3T Indianola, Neb.
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.
Abstracts of title will be furnished
promptly and accurate by
e. x. beggs.
"It won’t be long before the man
Who, with an awful frown,
bast fall put up the parlor stove
Must take the blamed thing down.
Customary services in the Methodist
For sale cheap, for cash, an extra good
milch cow. Apply at this office.
In the county treasurer appointment
Commissioner Ryan stood by his friends
The 4th and 5th pages of this week’s
Indianola Independent are superb spec!
mens of the modern newspaper.
That soft stone crossing over Main Av
enue, between Dodge and Dennison
streets, should be taken out. It 1
We understand that Mr. Hocknell will
return from California about the 15th.
We regret deeply that his improvement
is not as fast as was hoped for.
Hen of the honesty, integrity and fix
ity of purpose of Commissioner J. M.
Thomas are refreshing exceptions in this
age of duplicity and boodle.
There is quite a favorable sentiment
in the city for the retention of Alex
McManigal on the police force. He has
made an excellent and satisfactory of
ficer, ’tis true.
A. G. Bump, Jack Dwire and Tom
DcviH are mentioned in connection with
the police force. Jack and Tom have
been on the force under the present
On account of the failure to send certain
records from the district to the supreme
court, as ordered by the latter, the county
seat case did not come up in supreme
court, this week. But will be called up
in about two weeks.
Jerrj- Hammond and George Bishop
were nominees for city clerk at Indian
ola. Election day some friend persua
ded Jerry of the impropriety of voting
for himself. Oeooge was elected by one
vote. Now Jerry wishes he had not
| drawn it so fine, and his friends are
(mildlr roasting him.
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