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THIRTEENTH YEAR. MeCOOK., RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 29, 1894. NUMBER 6.
Irrigation in the Valley.
A brief visit up the Republican valley
to McCook will convince anyone that
people are turning to irrigation as the
only solution of the crop question.
This is only possible on the bottoms
and the water supply is inexhaustible.
The Meeker ditch, which runs two miles
south of McCook, affords an illustration
of w hat can be done. This ditch is
twenty miles long and is capable of
drenching 30,000 acres. It is perhaps
the best of all the ditches in western
Nebraska. We visited the ditch last
Monday. Three thousand acres, cut
\qto small farms, are being irrigated
now. This is two thousand acres more
•w than was irrigated last year. People
are skeptical about taking hold of it,
because_of the cost of water. But as it
is being demonstrated, they are hesitat
ing no longer. Next year will undoubt
edly see at least fifteen thousand acres
watered. So far the crops raised are
chiefly potatoes, cabbage, sweet pota
toes, onions and^the like. The stories
told of the crops raised last year and the
revenue derived can be ascertained at
McCook, from reliable parties. We
know of some that made from $100 to
$250 clear per acre last year. We proph
ecy that McCook will be a great gqrden
truck town in a short time.—Hastings
The Day We Celebrate.
The people of this city will indulge
in an old-fashioned celebration of the
I-'ourth of July, next Wednesday. There
will be no expensive frills or furbelows,
but amusement and instruction and a
good time for all.
There will be a street parade in the
morning at 10:30, to be followed by
orations by Judge H. H. Benson and
Elder D. L. McBride, and other promi
In the afternoon there will be a game
of base ball and bicycle races. Also a
bowery dance, as well as in the evening,
under direction of Reizenstein’s or
There will be some amusing special
ties in song, dance and sketches by the
Calitliumpian Racket club under the
leadership of Prof. Tom Wilkinson.
Music will be furnished by the Nebras
ka Brigade Band, U. R. K. of P., during
the- celebration. This alone will be
worth coming miles to hear.
The evening sky will be illuminated
by a display of fireworks sent up from
Come and celebrate with us.
May Fall Through.
We are disappointed to learn that
there is a likelihood that the scheme to
pipe water to Longview and St. Patrick’s
cemeteries may fall through for lack of
funds. There remains to be raised about
$40, which could be covered if each of
those owning lots, and have not sub
scribed anything, would pay even so
small a sum as $1 apiece. It seems to
us that this project should not be al
lowed to fail, when less than $40 only
stands in the way of success.
Mr. Burgess has made a pretty
thorough canvass and feels somewhat
depressed over the failure so far.
However, this enterprise should not
be allowed to die wihtout a struggle.
Lot owners who have not subscribed to
the fund put in their mite, and let the
good work go on.
A Close Game.
The game of ball, Monday evening,
between the local club and the Cam
bridge team was one to delight the hearts
of the “fans,” resulting in favor of Mc
Cook by a score of 15 to 14, after fortune
had varied a number of times from one
club to the other.
The Saturday game between the home
club and the Cedar Bluffs combination
had to be postponed on account of rain.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Baker were made
the objects of a surprise part}-, Tuesday
evening, at their farm home a few miles
east of the city, in which quite a large
company of neighbors and friends par
ticipated, and had a delightful time.
Among those present were Messrs. W. W.
L Eaton, Ezra Reynolds, A. C. Ebert and
and Ed. Rohlf of our city.
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.
Refrigerators very cheap at S. M.
Cochran & Co.’s.
For cash Brewer sells meat 3c. cheaper
than any market in town.
Go to McConnell for Toilet Soap, Per
fumes and Toilet Articles.
Carson & West save you 33 cents on
the dollar. Buy your milk of them.
Fats and Leans.
The Fats and the Leans have arranged
to cross willows on the diamond this
afternoon and there is a prospect
of rare sport in store for all who may
gather to see the game. The respective
teams will be made up as follows:
F. H. Elliott. W. M. Anderson,
J. H. Bennett, W. C. LaTourette,
Harry Barbazette, C. B. Gray,
Jacob Steinmetz, D. C. Marsh,
E. E. Lowman, J. D. Robb,
C. J. Ryan, Albert McMillen,
J, S. LeHew, W. V. Gage,
N. A. Crawford, F. M. Kimmell,
C. M. Noble. W. S. Morlan.
Captain Noble will chaperone the
Fats, while Captain Gage hopes to prove
the supremacy of mind over matter—
and incidentally to secure a few surgical
It will be a game for your hirsute de
velopment—a sight for the gods great
and small. Come out at four o’clock
and see it._
“That Broken Rail”
Is making life burdensome for Road
master Haley just now. The morning
after B. V. came home from the silver
convention he started down the road on
76. Near Bartley he thought he noticed
a broken rail. Stopping at Bartley he
summoned the section gang, and with
the engine of So, which was sidetracked
there, sent the gang out to find the
broken rail. He continued on his way
east. After an hour’s hunt the gang
found nothing but a couple of torpedo
clasps on the rail, about where B. V.
had noticed the broken rail “sticking
up.” Dispatcher Campbell so informed
Haley at Oxford, concluding liis mes
sage with “are you sure you have recov- I
ered from the silver convention?”
Hence the roadmaster's grief and the
Preaching by Elder McBride in the
Lutheran church, Sunday morning. No
The following will be the services at
the Congregational church, for Sunday:
Baptism of children; sermon; reception
of new members and celebration of the
Lord’s supper. Evening topic—“He
Loveth Our Nation.” Dedication ser
vices will be held Sunday, July Sth,
Rev. J. T. Duryea, D. D., of Omaha
preaching the sermon.
Frank Hakenkamp and Josie Rummer
were married on Wednesday.
For Rent—A new 5-room residence
desirably located. See P. A. Wells over
the Citizens bank.
For Sale at once—a lot of nice
household furniture. Call at corner of
Madison and Dudley.
Miss Grace Ferguson of Orleans is
the guest of Miss Selma Noren, coming
up to the city, Tuesday evening.
Miss Edna I. Lester of Council Bluffs,
la., a niece of J. A. Ranney of this city,
arrived in the city, Thursday night, and
will visit here during vacation.
Henry Baxter died in Indianola, Sun
day night. The remains were taken to
Connecticut for interment. He was an
old settler, and an ex-judge of Red Wil
The infant child of Mr. andMrs. Frank
Gockley died on Tuesday of this week.
Burial in Longview on Wednesday after
noon. They have much sympathv in
Tuesday evening of this week, Paul
Miller and Ida Steinmetz were married
at residence of brides parents in West
McCook. Here’s “may they live long
Agents Wanted by 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.
On July 4th there will be a picnic at'
Palmer’s grove, eight miles southwest of
McCook. Among the possible attrac
tions will be a match game of base ball.
All are cordially invited to attend and
enjoy the day.
Snpt. J. R. Phelan was down from
Alliance, Wednesday, on business con
nected with his irrigation and ranch
interests at Parks. N. K. Griggs, the
Beatrice lawyer, poet and musician, ac
companied him as counselor in the in
junction suit brought against him by
Dundy county parties.
William Huber sued Mrs. Emily Lewis
before Squire Berry, Tuesday, for $15.00,
amount alleged to be due him from her
for his services in hunting for a horse
she supposed had been stolen. Mrs.
Lewis offered a set off of $65.00 for use
of her horse by Huber for a period of six
months. The squire was not able to un
ravel the tangled threads at once and
consequently took the case under ad
visement until next Saturday.
Rain and Hail.
Shortly alter dinner, Saturday, a tre
mendous rainfall occurred in this sec
tion, being preceded and accompanied
by hail of unusual size; which, however,
caused but slight damage as there was
little wind going at the time. Over two
inches of rain fell in a little over an
hour’s time, so that the lower part of
Main avenue was flooded and some dam
The hail broke a few panes of glass
over the city, and cut up foliage, flow
ers, fruit and vegetables somewhat. But
the total of grief was small. The hail
did not extend south of tne river, al
though the rain did.
On account of defective drainage the
water forced in the area wall in front of
Noble's grocery store in the A. O. U. W.
temple building, damaging slightly
goods stored in the cellar. The cost of
repairing the area wall will be small.
The culvert at the east side of Main at
intersection of Dennison was incapable
of carrying the flood of water and *C. L.
DeGrofF & Co.’s cellar caught about a
foot of the overflow. Damage incon
The vacant lots about the McCook
machine shop quite resembled small
lakes. Many farmers had their horses
tied there, and it was amusing to see the
teams and vehicles being fished out of
the ponds, which were two to four feet
deep in places.
lhere was quite a bit of electricity in
the storm, and electric lights suffered
more or less all over the city. In Mr.
Hocknell's residence every incandescent
was destroyed, the fuse was blown clear
across the room, a door lock was shat
tered, and the occupants considerably
alarmed. Other dwellings had similar
experiences in a less degree.
The glass of the skylight in Kall
stedt’s tailor shop was smashed to
smithereens and the interior of the work
Railroad street was a small river for
an hour or two and access to the depot
and freight house was only possible dur
ing that period by wading through a
foot or two of muddy water.
Generally speaking it was a James
Dandy with millionaire creases up its
Bishop Bonacum Confirms.
Last Sunday was a red letter dav on
St. Patrick’s church calendar—Confir
mation day. Bishop Bonacum of Lin
coln was present and confirmed in all
65 persons. Of this number 15 were
On Monday the Bishop and Fathers
Hickey of McCook and Briaker of Wray,
together with the choir of this city,
went to Trenton, where the Bishop ded
icated the Catholic church and con
firmed a number of persons.
The Bishop returned to Lincoln on
the evening passenger, Monday.
McCook, Neb., June 26, 1S94.
There will be a meeting of the Repub
lican County Central Committee held in
the city hall at McCook, Nebraska, on
Thursday, July 5th, 1894, at 1 o’clock,
p. m., for the purpose of deciding on a
date for holding the next Republican
county convention, and such other bus
iness as may come before the committee.
It is earnestly desired that committee
men be present from every precinct in the
county. F. M. Kimmeu, Chairman.
C. W. Barnes, Secretary.
The postoffice department has an
nounced the result of the annual re
adjustment of presidential porstmasters
in Nebraska as follows, so far as they
effect offices in this section of the state;
Beaver City from $1,200 to $1,100: Cam
bridge from $1,200 to $1,300; Indianola
from $1,000 to $1,100; Orleans from
$1,200 to $1,100; McCook remains the
Ready for Distribution.
The premium lists for the thirteenth
annual fair of the Red Willow County
Agricultural Society to be held at In
dianola, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday, Sept. 4, 5, 6, 7. 1S94, are
now ready for distribution. Copies mav
be had by calling at this office or upon
J. H. Berge. secretary. Indianola.
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.
Wall Paper 3 cents a roll at L. W.
“Celerade"—a celery nerve tonic at
Brewer sells hams at ia'jc. Best
brands in America.
See Cochran & Co. if you want a re
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
Ethel, daughter of A. Barnett, is
here to spend her vacation.
John F. Majors was up from Brad
shaw, York county, Sunday.
R. P. High was over from Lebanon,
Saturday night, on a little visit.
Deacon Morlan had legal business
in the state’s metropolis, Wednesday.
Mrs. G. A. Noren and Miss Selma
arrived home from Orleans, Saturday
M. J. Abbott of the Hayes Centre
Republican breathed this air of freedom,
Friday night last.
Mr. Steve Tupper arrived in the
city, Monday evening, on a brief visit to
his sister Miss Blanche.
Miss Julia Vineyard is in the city
and will be the guest of her sister Mrs.
A. J. Clute for a month or two.
Mayor Kelley and Chief Knights
went up to Denver, Monday night, to
see the great league meeting.
Register Campbell, wife and son
were up from Hastings, Tuesday, looking
for a house in which to settle.
Miss Sarah Swab of Lincoln has
been the guest of Mr. Louis Lowman
and family since the close of last week.
Barney Hofer, editor and post
master of Hayes Centre, had business
that drew him hither, Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Dr. Garter and daughter, who
have been the guests of Mrs. \V. S.
Morlan, returned to Lincoln. Tuesday
Receiver Gibbons and daughter
were up from Orleans, Monday, looking
over the available dwellings for rent in
Mrs. C. F. Babcock accompanied her
husband to Denver an Monday night.
She will visit Yuma relatives before
Miss Winona Peterson spent Wed
nesday in the city, guest of Miss Rachel
Berry,, while on her way home to Strat
ton from a visit east.
C. E. Eldred was in Denver, first of
the week, on legal business and saw the
opening session of the Republican
national league meeting.
Mrs. N. L. Cronkhite was up from
Hastings, part of the week, seeing after
the making of some improvements on
her property on the corner of Main and
Misses Alma Smith and Estella Finch
of Arapahoe came up the metropolis,
Sunday evening last, and will be the
guests of Miss Nellie Gunn until after
Colonel Mitchell, the clever elec
trician of the Indianola Courier, enjoyed
the freedom of the valley’s finest, Mon
day. on the occasion of the Cambridge
McCook base ball game.
George LeHew insists that The Tri
bune had him “marked up wrong,” last
week. He is not the applicant for the
Register's clerkship, but the appointee.
We amend and congratulate.
G. S. Bishop and J. J. Lamborn of
Indianola, O. Frost of Bartley, and
W. A Minniear of Danbury were at the
Masonic installation here on last Friday
evening, and guests at the St. Charles.
Messrs. E. L. Laycock and E. J.
Wilcox took in the matched horse race
at Indianola, Wednesday afternoon,
riding down on their bicycles in 5S
minutes, returning on the evening
C. F. Babcock, delegate for this sen
atorial district, went up to Denver,
Monday night, to participate in the
great national league meeting, the like
ofwhich has never been seen west of the
Cash D. Fuller was down from Im
perial, Tuesday evening, consulting the
local political magi. Cash would like
to be secretary of state, and there are
few good reasons why his ambition
should not be gratified. He’s all right.
Miss Bernice Hunter accompanied
Mr. Hocknell home from California,
Thursday night of last week, and is a
guest of the Hocknell home. She will
also visit other Red Willow countv
friends. Miss Bernice moved from In
dianola to California about eight years
Misses Margaret Allen and Mamie
Barnes of Tarkio, Mo., arrived in the
city, Saturday night last, and have been
guests of George E. Johnston and fam
ily, this week. They, together with Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Allen of our city, Mr.
Lee Salmon of Tarkio, Mo., will leave
for the mountains tonight, on an outing
of a week or two. Others will join the
party in Denver, and a jolly time is in
The loss of the small grain crop will
not prove a great and irremediable
Brewer is selling meat cheaper than it
has ever been offered at in the history
The Republican County Central Com
mittee will meet in McCook, next Thurs
day afternoon. A full attendance is
The ice cream social in the Congrega
tional church, Tuesday evening, was
well patronized, and was a pleasant suc
The subjuntive mood should be legis
lated out of existence—especially iu all
references to southwestern Nebraska
An exchange has made the discovery
that when it’s too hot by half to go to
church it’s just right to drive over a long
and dusty road to the picnic grounds.
The summer school now in session
will continue six weeks. New pupils
may enter at any time.
2-ts. James H. Fowler.
A bouncing boy was born to Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Gordon, Wednesday of last
week. Harry also reports a fine rain iti
his neighborhood, Thursday of last
Ray McCarl and Bert Beyrer went up j
to Imperial, Wednesday morning, with
the school lantern to assist Supt. Valen
tine in his lectures before the Chase
county teachers’ institute.
There is talk of inaugurating another
eight'o'clock closing movemen*. There
is no profit in keeping mercantile estab
lishments open after eight o'clock these
quiet times, and the movement should
It affords us distinct and superlative
pleasure to be able to state on the no
less indubitable authority than Colonels
Horace Easterdav and Sylvester Cordeal
that the backbone of winter has
finally been broken.
An order from the general postothce
doing away with the postal notes has
been received by Postmaster Meeker, to
take effect July 2d. The department
provides a substitute by issuing money
orders for sums of less than five dollars
at three cents each.
Two of Prof Valentine’s McCook
pupils will be in Imperial, Thursday
and Friday evenings of next week, with
the large magic lantern belonging to the
McCook school, and will give two free
entertainments to the people of this
vicinity. It will be worth attending for
there is no better lantern in the state.—
As the waters of southwestern Ne
braska streams come to be regarded as
highly valuable for irrigating purposes
litigation over water rights increases.
Injunction suits are coming thicker than
the measles. In due time we will all be
better posted on the now new question
of water appropriation and priority of
rights. But when the legal grist is final
ly ground the big companies will be
found to be in possession of practically
all the water rights.
The non-advertising merchant goeth
forth to his liar at the rising of the sun
and, lo, no man interfereth. He stand
eth around all day like a bottle of castor
oil, and the people with the sheckels
come not to his shanty. He advertiseth
not his wares and his face is forgotten
upon the face of the earth. Who hath
dried apples ? Who hath fly-soiled
ginghams ? Who hath calicoes made be
fore the war ? Who hath patches all
over his pants ? Who hath stale baking
powder without end ? He that knoweth
not the printer.—Ex.
Notwithstanding limited notice, mis
understanding and weather, there was a
goodly and enthusiastic audience out,
Saturday evening, to greet Colonel Sut
ton and his fin de ciecle organization,
the Nebraska Brigade Band. U. R.
K. of P., and you will make no common
error, my countrymen, when you put
vour good right ear, or left either,
to the windward of the Brigade band.
They will fill you so full of harmony,
and set you so nearly square with your
Maker, your neighbor and yourself,
that you will go home and sleep like
“Have you ever taken notice of a
woman in a breeze, when old aeolius
sways the trees, till they’re very ill at
ease. As the wild, infuriated breezes,
shoot about, woman's mould without a
doubt can be quickly figured out; for
her clothing blows againt her, and then
clings with all its might, and when in
this predicament, she’s an interesting
sight. She will walk a few steps back
ward, holding down her pretty head,
and her face perhaps is red at what
some passer by has said; but the wind
won’t let her be; ‘all who wish’ the
wind decrees nature’s handiwork may
The M. P. S. O. Concert.
The benefit concert given in the Con
gregational church, last Friday evening,
by the McCook Public School Orchestra,
under the direction of Prof. Reizenstein,
was an artistic success and a most de
lightfully interesting affair. There is
but one thing to regret and that is that
the attendance, though fair, appreci
ative and enthusiastic, was not as large
as the concert merited.
The orchestra exhibited its marked
improvement and steady advancement
under the leadership of Prof. Reizen
stein in the opening overture, ‘•Thunder
bolt’’ by Wagner, which was received
byr the audience with some astonishment
and much pleasure.
Masters Claude Odell, Charlie Magner
and Willie Cullen of the first grade sang
their trio,—“A Railroad Song"—with a
will, and their youthful enthusiasm was
The instrumental trio, “Fantasia U
and I,” was a very prettv thing by Miss
Pearl Brewer, piano; Master Roy Smith,
flute; and Master Peter P.iever, clarionet.
Which was followed by one of B<jettger’s
enchanting waltzes, “Fairy Echoes,” by
One ot the huest productions ot the
evening was the string sextette, Geise’s
“Nocturne,” by Misses Mabel Wilcox,
Ha!lie Bomgardr.er anud Eva Reizeti
steiu, and Messrs. Joseph Reizenstein,
F. A. Pennell and Elmer Kay.
F. A. Pennell was roundly applauded
for his baritone solo, Steinhauser's“Serf
Polka.” In this he was accompanied
bv Miss Nellie Simpson o'n the piano
and Prof. Reizenstein on the violin.
The first part of the programme con
cluded with a piano duet—“March of the
Amazons” by Misses Hattie Yarger and
Lillian Troth, which was well executed
The overture by the orchestra from
the Calif of Bagdad by Boildien was
“Over the Oceau Spray” was cleverly
sung by a quartette of Misses—Sarah
Oyster, May Stangeland, Hattie Stubv
and Belle Spry.
Prof. Reizenstein’s violin solo, “The
Harp That Once Thro’ Tara's Halls,” was
played with fine artistic effect and finish,
deserved richly the persistent encliore,
to which a neat response was played.
Miss Nellie Simpson accompanied him
on the piano very cleverly.
Tennyson's Bugle Song was effectively
read by Miss Bertha Boyle, the rendition
being pleasingly accentuated by Prof.
Sutton’s cornet obligato.
One of the most charming numbers of
the evening was the violin and piano
duet—Schubert's “Serenade”—by Dr.
and Mrs. E. T. Waters.
F. H. Elliott’s vocal solo—Pinsuti’s
“Bedouin Love Song”—was rendered
with such splendid effect that the audi
ence insisted upon a repetition of that
stirring, pretty song.
“The Storm.” a difficult piano selec
tion by Von Weber, was played by Miss
Della Johnston very artistically and
The evening's programme closed with
an overture by Lochner—“The Gypsy
Queen"—in which the orchestra, as
usual, acquitted themselves highly cred
After a few words by Supt. Valentine
of thanks to the audience for their pres
ence, and to those-who so kindly gave
their assisting talent to aid the orchestra
in their entertainment, the people were
The citizens of McCook have increas
ing reasons to be proud of their school
orchestra—which is perhaps the only one
Prof. Reizenstein is entitled to much
credit for his work in preparing for the
H'COOK HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA.
Director, Joseph Reizenstein: first vio
lin, Eva Reizenstein, Hallie Bomgard
ner, Mabel Wilcox; second violin, Frank
Fitch, William Mahoney: viola, Elmer
Kay; violincello, Earl Luo wick; clarion
et, Peter Biever; flute, Roy Smith; first
cornet, Arthur Douglass; second cornet,
May Morrow; trombone, Raymond Mc
Cari; accompanist, Pearl Brewer.
The orchestra will perhaps give an
other concert before the fall term of
Buy fine beef roasts at Brewer's at 7c.
Purest milk for the least money. Car
son & West.
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
“Celerade”—a celery nerve tonic at
Buy meat of Brewer and save 40 per
cent, of your money.
Patronize the McCook Commission
Co. for flour and feed.
The Sunny Side is the place to buy
the best and the purest milk.
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