The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, June 22, 1894, Image 1
THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 22, 1894. NUMBERS. * The Russian Thistle. Evidence accumulates that the so-call ed Russian thistle has obtained a strong foothold in Nebraska, While Red Wil low county is not mentioned by the state authorities as being one of the infected counties, yet there is no doubt but that the weed has become dangerously com mon almost, if not all, over the county, and it behooves our farmers to be wide awake to the fact that a highly damag ing weed has come into our midst, and that an organized, concerted and persis tent effort should be instituted a*, once for its eradication. Perhaps all are not familiar with the appearance of this noxious tumble-weed. From illustrations and samples at this office an adequate and clear knowledge may, however, be easily gained. The extent of the spread of the Rus sian thistle is now felt,and its dangerous character clearly known, so that the question arises HOW CAN IT BE SUPPRESSED ? Co-operation is absolutely essential. Little good can result if one farmer clears' his land completely, if his neighbor lets these weeds mature on his farm. The highways, railway embankments, vacant lots and streets etc., must be looked to— especially vacant lands and the roadsides —everybody’s land. To eradicate the Russian thistle every neighborhood must band itself together against the common enemy. All weeds should, if possible, be destroyed before September loth at the very latest. The matter should have prompt atten tion, such as the necessity of the case demands. The municipal authorities may well do their share of this work, as the thistle may be found all over the corporation. Railway yards and right-of-way seem to be a favorite location for the weed. An Adjourned Session. The city fathers were in adjourned session on Monday evening. Present— Mayor Kelley,Counciimen Yarger, Pope, Sutton and Steinmetz.and Clerk Wilcox. Bills as follows were allowed: F. D. Burgess.f 60.70 John Wentz. 3.25 A. Probst. 2.00 Barnett Lumber Co. 44-37 McCook Electric Light Co. 132*50 S. L. Green. 3.80 McBrayer & Osborn. 4.00 Joseph Menard. 5.00 Frank P. Allen. 5.00 J. A. Wilcox & Son. 1.55 F. M. Kimmell. 6.75 Joseph Spotts. 50.00 E. C. McKay. 2.00 Charles Weintz. 2.00 C. K. Putnam. 2.00 W. C. Lambert. 2.00 James Rice. 3.00 J. E. Kelley. 37.50 C. B. Gray. 37.50 J. H. Yarger. 25.00 H. P. Sutton. 25.00 Jacob Steinmetz. 25.00 Charles E. Pope. 25.00 E. J. Wilcox . 75.00 Finance committee reported favorably on reports of Ex-Treasurer Laycock and Treasurer Gray. Appointment of J. S. LeHew as city attorney was confirmed. A sum not to exceed $100 was appro priated to assist in defraying the expense of piping city water to the cemeteries. Ordinance 56, levying a tax upon the taxable property of McCook to defray the expenses of said city for the ensuing year was passed. Clerk was instructed to endorse war rants, “to apply on occupation tax,”—if any due. Services of street commissioner were dispensed with from date. Adjourned. The Concert Tonight. The concert in the Congregational church tonight by the public school or chestra and artistic friends will be such a rare musical and literary treat that no one should fail to hear it. The church should be crowded. For President—Jupiter Pluvius. Try Meadow Lily at McConnell’s. $4.50 buys a $5.00 coupon at Brewer’s. Wall Paper 3 cents a roll at L. W. McConnell’s._ Refrigerators very cheap at S. M. Cochran & Co.'s. George J. Burgess visited Arapahoe friends last Saturday. One of Michael O’Leary's sons has erysipelas of the leg. For cash Brewer sells meat 3c. cheaper than any market in town. Go to McConnell for Toilet Soap, Per fumes and Toilet Articles. George LeHew is an applicant for the clerkship under Register Campbell. Carson & West save you 33 cents on the dollar. Buy your milk of them. Judge Henry Baxter of Indianola is •dangerously ill with hemorrhage of the t>owels. The burial of James McAdams' little son took place in St. Patrick’s, Saturday morning. A farmer brought twenty spring chick ens to market, last Friday morning. They smothered to death en route. Remember, the dime social by the ladies of the Congregational church, next Tuesday evening, in the church. The supreme lodge A. O. U. W. hon ored Grand Master Tate of Nebraska with the office of overseer. He will re turn the compliment with faithful and efficient service as usual. The Strasser store room, first door south of the B. & M. meat market, has been rented by a Philadelphia party for 18 months. A dry goods stock will be placed therein some time about Septem ber first. The Republican river was running bank full, Monday. It has been for weeks but a thread of sand. The Drift wood was also well heeled with running water, raising over two feet on Sunday night, it is said. Russian thistles may be .found all over the city. They should be destroyed wherever they appear. A brief season and this entire country will be seeded with the noxious tumble weed—if an effort is not made to eradicate them. Agents Wanted 1*- the Singer Manufacturing Company at McCook, 112 Dodge street. Needles, oil and parts for Singer sewing machines. Repair work a specialty. Call and see me. J. R. Gerhardt, Supervising Agent. F. E. Alexander has sold his photo graph gallery to a Mr. Hall of Independ ence, Iowa, who assumed charge of the gallery, Tuesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander will return to Iowa. They will take with them the best wishes of many McCook friends. Requisition papers from Missouri for E. O. Carter were honored Saturday by Governor Crounse. Carter is under ar rest at Indianola, Neb., and is wanted at Huntsville, Mo., for stealing a watch worth $175, the property of James H. Furguson.—Lincoln Journal. The Tribune understands that John Petersen and Newton Biggs have “pulled their freight,” or words to that effect, for Portland, Oregon, where they will en gage in fishing in partnership. Which is an amusing finale to what promised to be a domestic tragedy of some startling sanguinary particulars. Mrs. Marguerite Altshuler obtained judgment in district court, last Wednes day, against the Life Insurance Clearing Co. of St. Paul for $2,600. She sued for $5,000. A policy for that amount was issued by the company to the plaintiff’s husband, who died after making two or three payments, and the company sought to evade payment on a technical ity.—Hastings Tribune. Col. Mitchell of the Indianola Courier and Col. Rogers of the Wallace Star are the only newspaper colonels in Nebraska who never copy a word from Webster’s dictionary without giving proper credit, yet we notice they occasionally get an item from the Republican in their col umns without credit. To this we do not object, but people who live in glass houses should have them covered with corrugated iron.—Hayes Centre Repub lican. Dr. Parkhurst thinks a religious man makes the best husband. Palmer Cox thinks that one is who plays with the children and makes wife his confidante. Bill Nye pins his faith to the one who is devoted first to his wife and children, second to his work and everything else. Anthony Comstock thinks that only the clean and sober man makes the best husband. George Francis Train puts it that those who give and take make the best hubbies. See Demorest for July. Secretary of State Allen returned, Sat urday, after attending to business affairs at McCook. He relates an interesting story of the exceedingly long faces seen everywhere in that city and vicinity, but a transformation took place in a single night when three inches of rain moistened the earth. It was the hardest rainfall in that vicinity during the past twelve months. Secretary Allen drove out through the country and saw some practical results of irrigation. Along the Meeker ditch crops of corn, alfalfa, potatoes and garden stuff are in splendid condition as the result of judicious flood ing with water from the irrigating canal. At McCook Secretary Allen saw a train of twentv-seven cars of fat cat tle consigned to Omaha. He took pains to inquire and found that a prominent McCook dealer had looked over the cat tle in the field and after scratching his head offered the owner $11,000 for the immense herd. The offer was accepted on the spot and the dealer cleared a neat profit of several hundred dollars. That is one way cattle are bought at Mc Cook.—Lincoln Journal. The Ordination of Rev. Preston. At the request of the McCook Congre gational church a council was held in our city, Tuesday, for the purpose of examining and ordaining Rev. H. L. Preston. The council consisted of Rev. Clark of Holdrege, moderator; Rev. Ricker of Alma, scribe; Revs. Taylor and Gerhart and Delegate Hill of Indianola; Rev. Knowles of Culbertson; Rev. Pres ton and Delegate Moore of Curtis; Dele gateTallmadge of Cambridge. The morning and afternoon sessions were taken up in the examination, which was most 'gratifyingly satisfactory and complimentary to the candidate. These sessions completed the preliminary work of the council. In the evening Rev. Ricker of Alma preached the ordination sermon, taking “The Book” as the basis of his eloquent, earnest and able discourse. Rev. Taylor spoke very feelingly his charge to the pastor. Rev. Knowles delivered the charge to the church. The ordination prayer fell from the lips of Rev. Preston of Curtis. The evening service was altogether a solemn and impressive one, and the services throughout very satisfactory and inspiring. Struck it Rich. Word from the Wind River mountain country, Wyoming, is to the effect that the boys have struck it rich in that sec tion in the two gold mines owned there by Messrs. R. B. Archibald, Arthur Sny der, F. W. Boswortli and L. C. Wolff of our city and Mr. Bedell of Culbertson. Mr. Snyder and others who have been up there for the past few weeks are now on their way here with 500 pounds of ore which they claim will yield $1.50 worth of free gold to the pound. The owners are most enthusiastic over their prospects, and expect to place enough stock on the market, with which to put in a stamp mill at the mines. A neigh boring mine has already yielded largely for its owners, and a number of million dollars have been taken out of placers below the mine. Here’s hoping they may be strictly in it. Popular and Peerless. The Nebraska state band has quite a reputation as a musical organization of more than common merit. A number of our citizens had the pleasure, last week during the league convention, of hearing them. It was quite the unani mous opinion of the aforesaid citizens • that the Brigade band of our city is a superior organization. At any rate, next month, when Professor Sutton marches down Pennsylvania avenue of the nation al capital, during the great Pythian con clave, it will be at the head of the finest band that has ever gone out of Nebraska. One that will open the eyes of those down-easters wideopen. No Nebraska band has a license to make better music than the Brigade band. Fine Printing. 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. Canductor Chapin, Mamie and Harry will soon go to Ashtabula, Ohio, on quite an extended visit. McCook will celebrate. The particu lars will be made known next week. The celebration will be all right. L. Morse and J. W. James of Benkel man were city visitors on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday of this week. _ Madrid parties shipped in six horses, last Friday, for the June races—not hav ing received notice of the postponement. The fact is regretted, but was unavoida ble. _ Secretary Matber informs us that there is now about thirty horses on the grounds and in sight, preparing for the July meeting of the Indianola Trotting Association. The track is in splendid condition and it is confidently expected that the meeting will be the most suc cessful ever held in western Nebraska.— Indianola Independent. George Ball will work for C. T. Brewer. Wall Paper 3 cents a roll at L. W. McConnell's. “Celerade”—a celery nerve tonic at McConnell’s. Brewer sells hams at I2ji'c. Best brands in America. See Cochran & Co. if yon want a re frigerator cheap. Patronize the Sunny Side Dairy of Carson & West. The Sunny Side is the place to buy the best and the purest milk. Hear the entertainment in the Congre gational church, tonight. Farm Loans.—Call and see Elmer Rowell if you want a farm loan. PEOPLE YOU KNOW. Mrs. C. T. Brewer went in to Oma ha, Tuesday night, on a visit. Mr. Hocknell arrived home, last night, from his California trip. J. A. Cordbal is able to be about again after a severe seize of sickness. Mrs. S. B. Strasser has been visit ing her sister at Holdrege, this week. Mrs. George Hocknell has been visiting her sister at Norton, Kansas. A. J. Rittenhouse attended the sil ver convention at Omaha, this week. Judge Beck was up from Indianola. Friday afternoon, on official business. F. H. Spearman is entertaining his sister, Mrs. Lewis from Wheaton, Il linois. J. H. Christner was down from Hayes Centre, last Saturday, on land business. Mr. Hocknell went to California, last week, on business. He will be home on first of next week. Miss Clara Hanlein closed a very successful term of school, this week, in district loo, Frontier county. Dr. W. A. DeMay of Danbury was a guest of the valley’s finest, Monday. Mrs. DeMay accompanied him. Mrs. E. T. Maddux and the children left on Tuesday morning for Iowa, where they will visit until September. John Hauser left, this morning, for Minnesota, we are informed, together with a car load of his belongings. Rev. A. \V. Coffman and familv left on Wednesday for the mountains where they will remain during his thirty day vacation. E. E. Lowman went in to Omaha, Wednesday morning, to attend the grand lodge meeting of the Nebraska A. F. and A. M. U. G. Moser expects shortly to make his home in Lincoln on account of the falling away of trade in this portion of his territory. John Ekstedt, who has been visiting in Wexio, Dadesjo, Eke, Sweden, for a number of months past, arrived home, Tuesday night. E. W. Patridge was here from Oma ha, Monday, preparing McCook matter for the Nebraska Gazetteer, which goes to press this fall. Receiver Gibbons was up from Or leans, early days of the week. He will handle Uncle Sam's money from and after the first of July. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Alexander de parted for Albia, Iowa, this morning. Miss Nellie Simpson will leave on the morning passenger, tomorrow. C. F. Babcock of our city will repre sent this state senatorial district as del egate in the national republican league meeting on the 26th in Denver. Mrs. Frank Brown left on Tuesday morning of last week for Ulster, Brad ford county, Pennsylvania, where she will spend the summer vacation. Mrs. A. C. Marsh is entertaining her sister, Mrs. Anna Keever, and a friend Mrs. George Leidv, both ot Nebraska City, who are en route to Denver on a visit. Register Campbell and Postmaster Wahlquist come up from Hastings, Sun day evening, returning home on No., 2, Tuesday morning. Mr. Campbell will assume charge of his office here July 1st. H. W. Cole is a member of the com mittee on rituals of the supreme lodge of the A. O. LT. W. meeting now in ses sion at’Frisco. Hugh’s whiskers were also neatly illustrated iu one of the San Francisco dailies the other day. In fact Hugh seems to be in it all over. Mrs. Utter, a musical instructor, from Pueblo, Colorado, arrived in the city, close of last week, and will follow her profession in our midst. Mrs. Utter lived on a claim northeast of here in the early 80s, but has been absent for years following her chosen work in Lincoln, Pueblo, and elsewhere. She comes to stay, and brings many valuable recom mendations as to her efficiency as an instrumental and vocal instructor. The Tribune hopes she may be able to se cure a large class. She makes vocal culture a specialty, and in this depart ment she will have a new field and a large one. May ample success attend her efforts, and a revival in music ensue. B. V. Haley took in the great silver convention at Omaha, this week. A nice variety of ink and pencil tab lets at this office. Brewer sells boiling beef at 3c. a pound. _ Buy beefsteak at Brewer’s at 7c. cash. Fourth of July. McCook has decided to celebrate this year, and as McCook never does things by halves, a good time is assured. The programme will appear next week. The next regular meeting of the East ern Star will be on the evening of July 4th. The seventeen year locusts have made their appearance in Pennsylvania and New York. Brewer is selling meat cheaper than it has ever been offered at in the history of McCook. The high water, Monday, took out the bank of the creek at Pat Walsh's dam on the Driftwood. Every business man in McCook should give the local press some support, no matter how small. Mrs. R. A. Campbell, of Buffalo, N.Y., came in from Denver, last night, and will be here briefly on her way east. An infant child of Shorty Hosier died on last Saturday, and was buried on Sunday afternoon at three o’clock. The summer school now in session will continue six weeks. New pupils may enter at any time. 2-ts. James H. Fowler. H. H. Mitchell has 150 acres of corn as high as your knee. Says he never hail a finer prospect for corn, this time of the year. N. V. Harlan and family, of York, ar rived in the city, on Tuesday, on their way up to Frontier county on a visit to his brother, Dr. Harlan. The attention of our readers is called to the very liberal campaign offer made i by the Omaha Weekly Bee in the adver tisement on another page. Duncan Ciark’s company is billed to appear at the Menard opera house on the evening of June 29th. Reserved seats on sale at the usual place. Mrs. John Smith accompanied her parents, Mr and Mrs. John McMurry, as far as McCook where she will visit a short time.—Benkelman Pioneer. A fifteen-months-old child of Mr. Eckbart, a South McCook Russian, was buried in Longview, Saturday morning. It is said to have died with measles. There is talk of the Meeker ditch be ingextended on the south side as far east as Orleans. Also of building im mence headgates and tapping the under flow. Red Willow county has received her state school apportionment of $3,058.53. To which about $60 in county fines may be added for distribution among our various school districts. Oscar Russell and William Lewis of McCook have been in this vicinity, the past week, buying cattle. They shipped two cars Monday and two cars Tuesday morning.—Wellfleet Argus. We understand that the McCook In dependent Enterprise has turned up its pretty pink toes to the daisies, and that the late publisher intends going to Okla homa and engaging in the land practice. Colonel Mitchell of the Indianola Courier, which the Colonel claims is “the leading newspaper in Southwestern Nebraska”—and it must be so or the Colonel would not say so—was with us briefly, Monday night. McCook lodge 135, A. F. and A. M., held an election for officers, Tuesday night, with the following result: Wor shipful Master, H. H. Easterday; Senior Warden, G. R. Johnson; Junior Warden, William Smith; Tyler, J. R. Roxby; Sec retary, J. D. Robb; Treasurer, S. L. Green. These same will be duly in stalled tonight. Buy fine beef roasts at Brewer's at 7c. cash. Purest milk for the least money. Car son & West. “Celerade”—a celery nerve tonic at McConnell’s. Picnicing is more popular than church going, Sundays. Buy meat of Brewer and save 40 per cent, of your money. Patronize the McCook Commission Co. for flour and feed. DrGroff & Co. sport a fine new deliv ery wagon, this week. Postmaster Meeker has added a crema tory to his office conveniences. — Lincoln county papers are making a long and loud howl for free range. C. F. Babcock is now officing with H. H. Berry over the Citizens bank. There is a prevalent sentiment that we will have lots of corn and feed yet. There is a small brown, pincked-edge shoulder cape at this office for the owner. A Cenuine Humorist. A really-righty funny man made his debut in last week’s Times-Democrat in an article with an imposing "scare head” entitled "The Congressional Nominee,” or “Slide, Kelly, Slide!" The depth of humor is foreshadowed in the opening paragraph, which de mands a “man of excellence—not a man of ability.” The writer then reluctautly admits that there are a “few men in our congressional delegation whose intellec tual endowments compel recognition.” [Laughter.] “But a congressman,” says this new fledged Nye Bill, requires a spine as well as a brain.” A startling proposition. The writer does not demand that the nominee shall stamp his character in delibly on a dozen or two generations, but will not be happy, nor will he sleep well, if the nominee does not have in corruptibility to throw at the birds, and a personality of six figure potentiality. After warning the convention against the subtle wiles of the happy-facultied wire-puller end spoils-divider, he soars aloft and with a voice chock full and running over with a Fourth of July foren sic fervor calls for a man who will carry aloft the banner marked exhibit “P,” which stands for pi ogress. The writer modestly keeps his favorite candidate in the background, not caring a tinker’s sample of profanity who may be chosen to plant that banner of Pro gress on the sublime heights of Ameri can (Ncrth American) civilization. His Richard with a sword as long as an elec tric light pole is some pumpkins, more or less, but lie still remains incog. Which is continuously funny. The convention, however, is warned to do its duty,—to nominate a man who can be elected. But fails to give an ink ling of the one who can “sweep all op position before him like an irrisistible avalance, ” who can secure that “aggre gate influence which will be an over whelming dynamic power for good," ami will smite the populists and free silver democrats hip and thigh, which is unpatriotic. Bat the humorist is preparing to slide, evidently. The man whom the Times Democrat has claimed it would be un wise to nominate—a statement which has been feebly cuckooed—will doubtless be chosen to carry the Republican banner, by acclaim. And we are not backward about fur nishing hiu initials. V/. E. Andrews of Hastings, the bril liant, able, excellent, incorruptible, zealous, intellectual, strong-back-boned, brainy, diligent, honest, faithful little parson, is the man. He has excellence and ability and merit. Is intellectually, morally ami oratorically endowed. Has a rigid back bone, a clear head aud a clean heart. Can hold aloft the banner of Progess as high as any man in the district, and do it worthily. And when it comes to ex erting irrisistible dynamic forces why the Professor is accustomed to such playful pranks since childhood. Closely Contested. The ball game, last Saturday, between the first and second home nines, was one that delighted the “fans" hugely, resulting in a score of 5 to 3 in favor of the second nine. The Cedar Bluffs club and a local team will cross bats here, tomorrow, and a good game is expected. D. Gurnsey came in from Salt Lake City, Utah, last evening, to look after his cattle interests up the Frenchman. Postmaster Meeker is entertaining his brother the Greenwood banker, and family, this week. Remember Duncan Clark's company at the Menard, June 29th, next Friday evening. The Arapahoe band has been elected “Third Regiment U. R. K. of P. Band." RELIGIOUS MATTERS. C. W. Higgins, Sunday school mis sionary, wishes every Christian worker in the county to establish schools where they are needed, and would be glad to hear from any who desire to organize j schools but who have no supplies and no money to buy them. C. W. Higgins, Oxford, Neb. Topics at the Congregational church next Sueday. Morning—“Fulfiliug Christ's Law." Evening—“The Motive Force in Christianity." There will be no preaching at the M. E. church next Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Epworth league at ,7 p. m. Elder McBride has been granted a half-holiday from now until September first by the Baptist congregation. Morning services in the Lutheran church by Elder McBride, next Sunday. No eveniag services.