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THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK., RED WILLOW COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. JULY 27, 1894. NUMBER lO.
A Memorable Time.
The social at the residence of J. A.
Goheen, a few miles northeast of the
city, last Friday evening, was one of the
most pleasant and profitable affairs ever
held in that neighborhood. There was
a large attendance from the surrounding
country and a goodly delegation was
present from the city. The long pro
gramme given below was rendered, and
Altogether it was a memorable affair:
Song by all.
Quotations from the Bible.
Declamation, “The Remorse of a Rum
Select Reading, "First Sin” Belle Spry.
Declamation, “Mother’s Girl”.
Duet, “Gipsy Countess”.
.Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Goheen
Declamation, “Trust in God”...Dell Fate
Quotation, by Scott.Sadie Mitchell
Duet.Myrtle Pate and Belle Spry
Declamation, “Help Each Other”_
Declamation, “The Little Fairy”.
. .Allie Darlington
Declamation, “What Willie Learned ,
Misses Johnson and Goheen, Messrs.
Cassian, Modrell and a little girl
Declamation, “Bridge-keepers Story”
.Miss Hattie Brown
Duet.Sadie and May Mitchell
Declamation, “Fisherman’s Girl”_
Declamation, “The Savior Calls You”
Talk. Mr. S. G. Goheen
Song by all.
ice c^eatn and cake, lemonade.
Tapped His Register.
Last Friday night, the cigar store of
Jos. Reizenstein was broken into and
the cash register and contents stolen.
The register was badly damaged and the
contents—about Jio—stolen. The regis
ter was taken to a box car in the railroad
yards and rifled; and here the clue for
the discovery of the supposed perpetrator
was obtained. A switchman heard some
noise in the car and looked in to see the
cause. He promptly reported the mat
ter to night policeman Dwyer, and to
gether they returned to the car, which
was empty, however, except the dam
aged cash register.
Saturday, Albert Rice was arrested
charged with the offense. In the prelimi
nary hearing before Squire Kelley he
was positively identified by the switch
man as the person he had seen in the
car with the register, the previous night.
The evidence was considered sufficient
to bind young Rice over to the next
term of district court, which assembles
in December. In default of the required
bonds he was at once taken to the
county jail at Indianola to await trial.
Aunt Sally’s Say.
Valley Grange, July 24,1894.
The readers of The Tribune, es
pecially the ladies, will remember an
article published two weeks ago, * ‘Did
you ever see a women in a breeze, ’’etc.
Certainly sir, and did you ever notice
how quickly she will pass to the other
side of the street to avoid the staring
faces and insinuating smiles of those
lovely beings called men sitting on the
railing in front of the Citizens bank?
“She bows her head."
She’s been thinking “How men’s
minds, without a doubt, can be quickly
igured out.” Have they mothers, sis
ters or wives? We only wish we could
•ay no, and make them immovable
>tatues, what a lovely sight without any
Now we think it would be advisable to
save the expense of printer’s ink in pub
lishing such a ridicule and donate it to
the city to help defray the expense of
putting several strings of barb wire to
ornament that railing. Aunt Sally.
Swiped His Saddle.
Last Friday night, some person or
persons stole the saddle from Ed. Flit
craft’s horse which was tied in the va
cant space south of Jones’ barn. Sus
picion was directed toward a young man
named J. Hedrick, and the premises of
J. H. Evans, where the young man lives,
were searched; but the missing saddle
was not found, so the matter was drop
Try Meadow Lily at McConnell’s.
I4.50 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.
Whole hams I2j£c. Sliced hams 15c.
at the B. & M. meat market.
We are selling meats cheaper than
any one in the city. And we do as we
advertise. F. S. Wilcox.
From the Diamond.
The directors of the organization ef
fected, close of last week, are V. Walsh,
A. M. Drew, J. H. Bennett, C. B. Gray.
The manager is George R. Johnson.
Manager Johnson and Director Drew
were around, first of the week, seeking
financial assistance from the business
men of the city, for the furtherance of
Drew of "The Fair” has offered to
make the new club a present of a set of
The McCook-Arapahoe game resulted
in favor of Arapahoe in a score of 19
Tuesday afternoon July 30, 4:30, p. m.
Admission 10 cents. Proceeds to go to
the grand stand stand.
WEST SIDE. EAST SIDE.
Geo. LeHew, c Chas. O’Brien, c
C. W. Lindsay, p Elmer Kay, p
Herbert Stone, ib Orla LeHew, ib
Fred Pennell, 2b A. W. Clarke, 2b
E. C. Burkett, 3b O. D. Keith, 3b
C .E. McManigal, ss Chas. Heber, ss
John Stevens, If Scott Doan, if
L. W. Cox, cf Otto Pate, cf
Carl Berry, rf Ray McCarl, rf
I’rof. Valentine delivered an interest
ing and instructive lecture before the
institute on both Tuesday and Wednes
day evenings of this week.
Dean McBrien of the Wesleyan college
of Orleans will lecture to the teachers
tonight. It will be well worth hearing.
The Russian thistle was a topic of
discussion and explanation before the
institute, Wednesday. And the topic
was pretty generally covered.
Prof. C. A. Yont has been up from
Lincoln, this week, meeting his many
friends, and transacting a little business
personal to himself, besides loitering
about the institute.
Try Meadow Lily at McConnell's.
Look well to the health of the little
ones, these torrid days.
For Rent—A new 5-room residence
desirably located. See P. A. Wells over
the Citizens bank.
Book-keeping blank books for sale at
this office. Day, cash, journal, ledger,
each at 10c. apiece.
There will be very little soft or frost
bitten corn in Red Willow county, this
fall. This is official.
“See Venice and die.” Or, hear
Maxwell and Ball on the finance ques
tion and be filled with awe.
“Tell your troubles to the policeman,
I have troubles of my own,” is the latest
from the boulevard.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Hartman, Saturday, but the little one
was too frail for this earth, and passed
away within a few hours.
If you contemplate leaving the coun
try place yourself on the Lord’s side
before you go by squaring yourself on
the publisher's books. An unpaid sub
scription is a bar sinister to prosperity.
The fire plugs all over the city have
been tested within the past week and
were found to be in good working order,
we are informed. Quite a quantity of
dirty water was allowed to flow from
each plug, so that the test was doubly
The seasons of ’90, ’93 and ’94 will be
memorable for the spread of irrigation
ideas. These years will eventually prove
a blessing to the trans-Missouri country
by forcing the people to a realization of
the true climatic condition of the great
west. Hay, grain and potatoes will con
tinue to be produced largely by dry
farming, but the time is coming when
no person will try to raise vegetables or
fruit without irrigation. Homes in the
valleys, by the aid of windmill irrigation,
will be surrounded by groves, orchards,
lawns and gardens. Even the uplands,
when not too deep to water, will enjoy
the same advantages. And the absolute
certainty of an abundant supply of
vegetables and fruit when produced by
irrigation will make this country more
desirable for residences than the east
with its extemes of wet and dry. There
seems to prevail very erroneous ideas as
to the possibilities of irrigation and to
the capacity of windmills, but irrigation
agitation will educate the people, and
when they learn how easy it is to have
fruit and vegetables in quantities to
feed the pigs and enough left for the
family, the wide-awake fellows will
make the most of their opportunities. If
yon expect to live in Nebraska, surround
your home and supply yonr table with
comforts—even luxuries—and cease to
camp on the prairie and board on hard
tack and eggs. If you think the above
picture overdrawn, give us a call and we
will show yon a practical example of
what can be done—even this season, the
worst ever known.—Oxford Standard.
The City Patriarchs.
There was a regular meeting of the
city council, Monday evening, present
Councilmen Yarger, Sutton and Stein
metz and Clerk Wilcox, Yarger in the
A communication from F. S. Wilcox
relative to the Russian thistle was read.
And on motion the street commissioner
was instructed to hire 8 or io men to ex
terminate the thistle* within the city
Clerk was instructed to notify the
mayor to issue a proclamation calling
upon the citizens to exterminate the
Russian thistle about their premises.
F. A. Pennell made complaint against
C. H. Meeker for burning paper on the
lot in the rear of the postoffice. Same
was referred to the streets and alleys
committee, with instructions to act.
Adjourned to meet on Thursday even
At the adjourned session on Thursday
evening were present Mayor Kelley,
Councilmen Yarger. Sutton, Steinmetz,
Bills were allowed as follows:
Lincoln Land Co. $425.00
C. G. Coglizer. 50.50
A. G. Bump. 65.00
J. H. Dwyer. 50.00
A G. Bump. 2.05
Mrs. M. Henderson.. 12 s7
F. P. Allen. 30.S0
Richardson & Roberts. . r 75
F. M. Kimmell. 9'.oo
Joseph Spotts. 16.66
Mayor and city attorney were instruct
ed to investigate the furnishing of sewer
pipe to the city by former city clerk.
Ordinances to define and prohibit gam
bling and nuisances were read second
SOMETHING VERY INTERESTING,
To the Head of the Family from the
McCook Mercantile Co.
The McCook Merchantile Co. has just
received a full line of Hats and Caps,and
an excellent asssortment of Men’s and
Boys’ Clothing on which prices will be
made to suit the times. Also another
car load of that White Bread Hebron
Flour, which is as good as any 90 cent
flour sold in this locality, which they
will sell for 75 cents: they guarantee this
flour; try it and be convinced of its good
qualities, and save 50 cents a hundred
on your flour.
Their prices on all goods are as low as
ever, and they still continue to defy
competition on prices.
The advice of all who know is, to do
your trading with McCook Mercantile
Co., it you wish to reduce your living
expenses these hard times.
The dime social given by the gentle
men of the Congregational church, in
the church parlor, Tuesday evening,
was a somewhat overwhelming success.
The gentlemen were accorded a very
liberal patronage, and discharged their
duties as caterers and entertainers ef
ficiently and gracefully. The literary
and musical programme arranged for the
occasion was somewhat rudely shattered
by the intervention of sickness and by
absence from the city. The lords of
creation are highly elated over their
A force of men are now at work on
the grand stand at the base ball grounds,
which will also be enclosed. It is also
proposed to change the position of the
diamond somewhat, putting the catch
er’s position more to the southwest
where the stand is going up and will
answer the purpose of a back-stop as
well. The grounds will in due time be
materially improved as to smoothness,
and they will be among the best in the
See how Aunt Sally “roasts” the loaf
ers and incidentally some doggerel that
recently appeared in The Tribune.
Aunt Sally thinks those “roosters” ought
to be petrified and that The Tribune
ought never to print such poetry. And
she’s “dead right” in the language of
All true sportsmen will refrain from
killing game until the time specified by
law. No man worthy of the name will
at this season of the year engage in the
promiscuous killing of grouse or prairie
The Hayes Centre Republican is
authority for the slanderous statement
that one of McCook's early postmasters
used to spell that town “Hais Sentr."
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shaffer mourn
the death of their child which occurred
on Friday last. The funeral was held
on the day following.
The Tribune was misinformed. Miss
Marie Hickey and Miss Kate Driscoll
did not go to Boston, as stated in last
Brewer is selling meat cheaper than it
has ever been offered in the history of
Brewer sells hams at 12}£c. Best
brands in America.
“Celerade”—a celery nerve tonic at
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
Sheriff Banks was with us in the
Mrs. Fred Fennell has been in
Denver, this week.
Bert Sprague left, this week, for
the Arkansas country.
William SRPAGUEaud family depart
ed, Monday, for Arkansas.
Mrs. L, Dav went up to Denver,
! Monday evening, on a visit.
Mrs. M. Stern of Hastings is visit
ing her sister Mrs. Strasser.
A. C. NETTLKTON, Jr., with his fam
ily, has gone to Stockbridge, Mass.
Mayor Kelley spent Sunday in Den
ver, returning home Wednesday night.
Mrs. George E. Johnston and Mrs.
F. M. Kimmell are visiting in Indianola,
Receiver Gibbons is moving his
household effects into the Wells dwell
ing, this week,
J. W. Hupp and wife and C. W.
Knights arrived home from Denver,
H. M. Clute and family started, yes
terday, to drive to Beatrice, where they
will live for the present.
Judge Beck was up from the county
seat, Tuesday, on business connected
with the Harris-Casey case.
LEE Taylor and Sam Johns left on
Monday for Iowa, the former for Avcca,
the latter for Guthrie county.
W. WT. Gerver left, this week, for
Indiana, to spend the winter, and per
haps to remain permanently.
A. B. Taylor, C. D. Fuller and Jacob
Bigler, all of Imperial, were guests of
the valley’s finest, Monday evening.
Masters Clyde and Burr Rowell
of Hastings are visiting their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Rowell.
A. A. WELLER came up from Syra
cuse, close of last week, and was the
guest of his partner, C. L. DeGroff, this
A. Campbell, Frank Carruth, C. W.
Knights, M. Y. Starbuck aud others
joined the procession to Denver, Tues
M. J. Abbott was down from Hayes
Centre, Tuesday evening, looking after
his chances for securing the nomination
for land commisioner.
Miss Carrie Ashmore was down
from Palisade over Sunday, guest of
Bernice Hunter. Miss Carrie is book
keeper in the bank there.
S. R. Razee. M. D., of the Curtis
Courier, was in the city, Tuesday even
ing, in the interest of A. R. Cruzen,
candidate for secretary of state.
Rev. Alfred Dbletzke and bride
arrived from Wisconsin, Saturday night,
and have gone to housekeeking in the
Kealiher residence in West McCook.
John Lonergan is here from Chica
go, the guest of his sister, Mrs. F. H.
Spearman, for a few days. He expects
to leave for Denver and Manitou in a
day or two.
H. H. Eastkrday is entertaining his
mother from Tecumseh, who after a
two weeks sojourn here will continue her
journey on to the state of Washington,
where she will visit the other boys.
County Treasurer Meserve was
in the metropolis, Monday morning,
looking after the taxes of insurance
companies and other back taxes, which
burden the books of the county in large
J. R. Gerhardt, supervising agent
for the Singer sewing machine company,
who has been making this his headquar
ters, left this week for eastern Nekraska
somewhere, the business not warrant
ing his remaining in this section.
Messrs. Ed. Andrews of Syracuse
and Irving Andrews from near Indian
ola were in the city, first of the week.
The former in company with A. A.
Weller visited Imperial and Akron from
here, two of Mr. Andrews sons having a
large horse ranch near Akron.
Father Cullen, formerly priest in
charge of St. Patrick’s parish, has been
in the city, this week, visiting his broth
er Dennis and renewing the friendship
that so long and pleasantly existed be
tween him and his old parishioners. He
is now located in York, and in a fine
parish, we learn.
George E. Johnston arrived home
from Denver, Sunday morning. He re
ports his son-in-law’s ailment not ap
pendicitis, but an intestinal ulcer, and
that Mr. Allen is doing well. Miss
Della went to Denver, Sunday night,,
to be with and aid her sister. Mr.
Allen will be held in Denver a few
weeks longer at best.
The Herd Law.
This talk has brought out an idea from
Attorney General Hastings. He says that
if there are counties in the western part
of the state where irrigation alone will
insure agricultural success, and taking
this assertion to be true, a remedy might
be had in the repeal of the state herd
law insofar as it applies to that part of
the state west of the iooth meridian,
the idea beimg to allow the country to
become a grazing country, a purpose for
which it was first used and to which it
is well adapted. It is not the plan
of the attorney general to give the
country wholly over to cattlemen, as
those who are now successfully irrigat
ing land and are raising good crops
could continue to do so and even in
crease their holdings by simply fencing
in the land to be used for agricultural
In support of this plan is the state
ment of old settlers of certain counties
in the west who say that the first set
tlers depended solely upon the raising of
sheep, horses and cattle for a living.
They used the water of streams and every
season was the same to them whether
there was rain or not. Later settlers
came in and commenced to farm and in
many places they have not found what
they expected. More recently irrigation
ditches have been constructed in many
counties along the western border and
good results are reported. Those who
favor the repeal of the herd law for the
section west of the iooth meridian and
the fencing of agricultural lands under
irrigation believe that it will not inter
fere with the development of irrigation,
but will permit that industry and also
the cattle industry to grow according to
the merits of each. There is a possibil
ity that this will be one of the problems
for the next legislature to solve.—Lin
The Little Folk.
Last Friday evening Mrs.C. B. Rowell
gave a delightful party to a large company
of little folks, in honor of Master Clyde
and Burr Rowell, her two little nephews
from Hastings. The little people had a
very happy time on the pretty lawn
about the Rowell home, and luxuriated
in the toothsome refreshments spread
thereon. The guests were: Lettie Knip
ple, Roxy Cullen, Aggie, Nellie and
Rosie Elbert, Bessie Henderson, Waune
ta Burnett, Ethel and Jessie Pope, Ida
Sircoloumb, Bessie and Grace Rowell,
Robbie Knipple, Willie and Arthur Cul
len, Guy Burnett, Carl Noble and John
Services in the Lutheran church, Sun
day morning by Elder McBride.
Morning subject at the Congregational
chureh, “The Message of Jesus." Even
Episcopal services by Rev. Durant,
Sunday, in McConnell’s hall. Morning
topic, “The Average Man " Evening,
At the M. E. church, Sunday, July 29.
Preaching by the pastor at 11 a. m. and
8 p. m. Suuday school at 10 a. m. Bp
worth league 7 p. m.
A. W. Coffman, Pastor.
The county commissioners of Perkins
county submitted, July 12th, a proposi
tion to vote $90,000 in bonds to the Per
kins County Equitable Irrigation and
Power Company to aid in the construc
tion of an irrigation canal to run from
Julesburg, Colo., through to Perkins
county. It will be about 65 miles in
length. It is generally believed that the
bonds will carry and it is expected that
work on the ditch will be in full blast
by September 1.
One of the unjust burdens laid upon
this city has been imposed by the insur
ance companies in their recent re-rating
of risks here. That rates should be in
creased in McCook on the heels of the
fact that our fire fighting facilities have
been greatly improved, because of heavy
losses, last winter, in Lincoln and Oma
ha, is a gross injustice.
We are officially authorized to an
nounce that the efforts of the young
men who were out serenading the young
ladies, Monday night, with the aid of
old Bob’s free lunch voice, are not appre
ciated. This should be enough to discoun
tenance such questionable serenading.
Fowler Wilcox and other South Side
farmers are making strenuous efforts to
eradicate the thistle nuisance. All the
farmers in Red Willow county should
make it their duty to destroy the pest.
And its extermination should be a mat
ter of legislation in the next legislature.
The city authorities have a force of 8 or
io men at work this week exterminating
the Russian thistles on the streets and
alleys within the corporate limits. This
is a work in which every citizen should
should lend a helping hand.
Fine brood mare to trade for a driving
horse. Call at this office.
Lower Rates Asked.
The present dry weather has again
called attention to the extreme wastern
counties in the state which are said to
be classed in with the semi-arid region
where irrigation is needed to make
crops a certainly. Not long since the
governor was called upon by a gentle
man living in the western part of the
state and the visitor mentioned the
probable need of relief for a certain por
tion of the state in case agricultural
products failed this year as a crop.
Now it is reported that a resident of an
other part of the extreme west has con
sulted the state hoard of transportation
with a view to inducing the members to
give some of the extreme western coun
ties a very low rate on grain shipped
into those counties in order that those
having stock may be able to hold it
through the winter. This brings out
the fact that the roads did do this once
when there was a crop failure and feed
for stock was difficult to get without
great expense, and no sooner did the
low i;ate go into effect than there was a
wail from persons living in counties ad
joining on the east, discrimination be
ing the burden of the cry. The report
conies to the state house that a petition
will soon be filed with the hoard of
transportation asking the members to
use whatever influence they may posess
in the interests of a low rate on grain for
a certain number of counties in the
The secretaries of the board do not
understand that they have any author
ity in the premises. If the roads desire
to enforce a low rate the only question
which can come up before the board will
be the matter of unjust discrimination.
A Special MeetinK and Banquet.
A special meeting of McCook lodge
No. 135, A. F. and A. M., was held last
Friday evening, for the purpose of mak
ing a master Mason of J. K. Kelley.
Together with the visiting brethren there
were about sixty Masons present.
A banquet followed the business ses
sion, and the prompt way the boys
“lined up" to the tables and “stayed
with” the feast is evidence that they
enjoyed the spread immensely. It was
one of the most enjoyable occasions held
by No. 135 in many moons. Among the
visitors were G. S. Bishop, S. R. Smith,
A. J. Rand, F. W. Eskey and White of
Indianola, and J. T. Bullard of Palisade.
Sir Knight, are you going to the en
campment at Washington, next month?
If so, you will need some cards. We
have a superb lot of samples on hand.
Call and make your selection early. We
will print them neatly and cheaply, too.
A good second haud top buggy or road
wagon. W. C. LaTourkttb.
A female beaver weighing 40 pounds
was killed over on the Meeker irrigation
ditch, Thursday mornirg. The animal
was minus one front leg, perhaps the
result of getting into a trap. It will be
mounted and presented to the public
school. It is claimed that the specimen
is an unusually large one.
Arthur Strine, who lives southwest of
the city, died on Wednesday of this
week, from blood poisoning. The funer
al services were conducted at the home
on Thursday morning by Rev. A. J.
j Clifton of Culbertson, burial taking place
on the same afternoon in Longview cem
etery of our city.
Ladies wishing first-class dressmaking
done at their homes, French and seam
less waists, dresses remodeled, should
at once address Mrs S. C. Reed, Mc
We understand that the Brigade baud
expect to give a concert in Omaha on
August 22 and in Lincoln on the 23.
The boys are all right, if anybody asks
If you are a patriot and love your
country, swipe every Russian thistle on
your premises a death blow.
Buy fine beef roasts at Brewer’s at 7c.
Purest milk for the ’east money. Car
son & West.
Wall Paper 3 cents a roll at L. W.
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.
Carson & West save you 33 cents on
the dollar. Buy your milk of them.
Beaf steak 7c. per pound.
F. S. Wttcox,
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