The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, August 10, 1894, Image 1

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The Republicans Nominate.
Pursuant to call tile republicans of Red
Willow county met in convention, in the
opera house at Indianola, last Saturday.
Meeting was called to order by F. M.
Kimmell, chairman of the county cen
tral committee, at eleven o’clock. J. P.
Lindsay, E. A. Sexson and C. F. Babcock
were placed in nomination for temporary
chairman, and J. P. Lindsay was the suc
cessful candidate for that position. F.
M. Kimmell was made temporary sec
retary without opposition.
On motion the chair appointed G. S.
Bishop, J. D. Robb, J. C. Moore, M. E.
Piper and A. D. Johnson a committee of
five on credentials. J. E. Kelley , J. W.
Dolan, O. Frost, Eben Day and Stephen
Bolles a committee of five on permanent
organization and order of business. E.
E. Lowman, A. G. Keys, G. W. Roper,
T. M. Campbell and J. B. Cumming a
committee of five to select and report to
the convention the several delegations.
The convention then adjourned till
two o’clock in the afternoon.
At two o’clock the convention was,
promptly called to order.
The report of the committee on cre
dentials was read and accepted, showing
each of the twenty precincts of the coun
ty to be fully represented and no contests.
The report of the committee on perma
nent organization and order of business
was accepted and adopted as follows:
Indianola, August 4th, 1894. To the
republican county convention: Your
committee on permanent organization
and order of business have the following
report to offer:
We recommend that the temporary
chairman J. P. Lindsay be made perma
nent chairman of the convention, and
that F. M. Kimmell and C. W. Barnes be
made permanent secretaries.
We further recommend the following
order of business:
ist. County Attorney.
2d. Representative.
3d. Treasurer.
4th. Coroner.
5th. County Surveyor.
6th. Report of committee on selection
of nine delegates to state convention.
7th. Report of committee on selection
of nine delegates to the congressional
8th. Report of committee on selection
of nine delegates to the senatorial con
9th. Selection of county central com
mittee, chairman and secretary.
10th. County commissioner of the
second district.
Chairman Lindsay assumed the chair
in a brief speech, and the convention
resumed business.
An informal ballot placed Harlow W.
Keyes and Hugh W. Cole in nomination
for county attorney by a vote of 76 to
45. The formal ballot elected Mr. Keyes
by a vote of 99 to 23, and the nomination
was made by acclamation. The honor
was briefly acknowledged by Mr. Keyes.
The informal ballot for representative
scored John J. Lamborn 35 votes, R. P.
High 37 votes, H. H. Troth 37 votes and
Frank Moore 8 votes. The first formal
ballot stood: Troth 42, High 35, Lam
born 41, Moore 4. Second formal ballot,
Troth 50, Lamborn 50, High 18, Moore 4.
Final ballot: Lamborn 69, Troth 53, Mr.
High retiring at the beginning of this
ballot. Mr. Lamborn thanked the con
vention for the honor conferred and
promised his best services if elected.
For county treasurer the informal bal
lot disclosed: H. H. Berry 88 votes,
Samuel Ball 20 votes, H. H. Troth 9
votes, J. J. Lamborn 4 votes, Arthur Mil
ler 1 vote. The formal ballot stood:
Berry no, Troth 7, Ball 4, Franklin 1.
Mr. Berry promised when elected in No
vember to make Red Willow county the
best treasurer within his ability.
Dr. A. W. Hoyt of Bartley was unan
imously chosen for the office of coroner.
And Edgar S. Hill of Indianola was in
like manner made the nominee for sur
veyor. Judge Hill accepted the nomina
tion with the understanding that his
physical disabilities would make the per
formance of field work by a deputy
The report of the committee on the
selection of delegates to the several con
ventions as follows:
delegates: ALTERNATES:
J. E. Kelley, C. M. Noble,
D. E. Bomgardner, G. R. Johnson,
F. M. Kimmell, C. F. Babcock,
C. T. Brewer, C. W. Knights,
O. Frost, J. E. Hathom,
M. E. Piper, Stephen Bolles,
J. W. Dolan, I. M. Beardslee,
W. R. Starr, F. W. Eskey,
R. P. High, Frank Moore.
W. M. Lyman, Henry Crabtree,
C. W. Beck, J. P. Lindsay,
E. H. Doan, C. F. Babcock,
R. S. Hileman, B. F. Bradbury,
E. M. Woods.
c. W. Barnes, H. H. Easterday,
A. D. Johnson, William Coleman,
James Kinghorn, Charles Bentley,
John Strain, Eaben Day.
1 Arthur Miller.
The congressional and senatorial dele
gates were authorized to select their own
The following named gentlemen were
Alliance—J. M. Mann, Indianola.
Beaver—S. R. Messner, Danbury.
Bondville—J. H. Warfield, McCook.
Box Elder—M. E. Piper, Box Elder.
Coleman—J. N. Smith, McCook.
Danbury—James Wright, Danbury.
Driftwood—E. F. Duffey, McCook.
East Valley—C. W. Hodgkin, Bartley.
Fritsch—Frank Fritsch, Indianola.
Gerver—Alex. Ellis, McCook.
Grant—H. I. Peterson, Barkisville.
Indianola—Willis Gossard, Indianola.
Lebanon—Esben Day, Lebanon.
Missouri Ridge—J. H. Lewis, Lebanon.
X. Valley—W. H. Rittenburg, Bartley.
Perry—Henry Smith, McCook.
Red Willow—E. A. Sexson, Indianola.
T}’rone—J. C. Moore, Tyrone.
Valley Grange—A. D.John so u,McCook.
Willow Grove—C.W. Barnes, McCook.
E. A. Sexson, Chairman, Indianola.
G. S. Bishop, Secretary, Indianola.
This completed the work of the full
convention, and all adjourned but the
delegates from the second commissioner
district, Alliance, East Valley, Fritsch,
Indianola, Xorth Valley and Red Willow
precincts. These delegates at once came
to order, and Samuel Premer and
Charles Masters were placed in nomina
tion for commissioner. The first ballot
resulted in 22 votes for Premer and 12
votes for Masters. Premer was declared
the nominee and the commissioner con
vention also adjourned.
Try Meadow Lily at McConnell’s.
The local tendency in rents and wages
is downward.
The grim reaper has been unusually
active the past couple of weeks.
The Culbertson ditch is now in opera
tion and the denizens of that burg are in
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.
John McClung of Indianola, and Miss
Tena McAlpine of Firth, were granted a
license to wed, Monday, by Judge Lan
sing.—Lincoln Journal.
A gentleman by the name of Black,
from Hitchcock county, was in the city,
Saturday, looking over the remains of
the defunct Enterprice. He did not
invest we understand.
H. H. Troth made a vigorous and
manly fight for the nomination for rep
resentative. But his failure to get it
does not leave a sore on him, and he
comes out of the contest with the respect
and confidence of all. Troth is all right
anyhow. _
An editor works 365 X days per year
to get out 52 issues of a paper—that’s
labor. Once in a while somebody pays
a year’s subscription — that’s capital.
And once in a while some dead beat
takes the paper for a year or two and
vanishes without paying for it—that’s
anarchy. But later on justice will over
take the last named creature, for there
is a place where he will get his deserts—
that’s hell.—Exchange.
A very fluently talkative female phre
nologist felt a few soft heads, and amused
many others, corner of Main and Denni
son streets, last Saturday evening. The
phrenologist was a Quakeress in every
thing but speech; in this she could beat
a van full of talking machines. And
what she could not tell you after running
her chubby hand over your dome of
thought is not worth knowing. Inci
dently she could “roast” to the queen’s
taste. 25 cents a feel.
Someone who wants to explain what
the editorial “we” signifies, says it has
a variety of meanings, varied to suit the
circumstances. For an example: When
you read that “We expect oar wife home
today.” “we” refers to the editor-in
chief; when it is “we are a little late
with our work;” it includes the whole
office force, even to the devil and the
office towel; in “we are having a boom,”
the town is meant; “we received over
700,000 immigrants last year,” and it
embraces the nation; but “we have hog
cholera in our midst” only means that the
man who takes the paper and doesn’t
pay for it is very ill.—St. Louis Press.
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.
Whole hams I2#c. Sliced hams 15c.
at the B. & M. meat market.
Death Came Suddenly.
Last Saturday afternoon, R. R Stew
art, a farmer living a few miles northeast
of the city, fell from his horse, while out
in the field near the house, and immedi
ately expired, it is thought from an attack
of apoplexy. The deceased came to
this county last seasou, from eastern
Nebraska, but originally hailed from
Missouri. He leaves a wife here but no
The funeral services were conducted
at the farm by Rev. A.W. Coffman of the
Methodist church. The remains for the
present will rest in Longview cemetery,
where they were interred on Tuesday
morning, a detail from J. K. Barnes Post
G. A. R., of our city, namely Comrades
Sharp. LeHew, O'Leary, Wilcox, Yarger
and Starr acting as pall bearers. Many
neighbors and friends from country and
city attended the funeral. L. L. E. Stew
art of Lincoln, a nephew of the deceased,
being the only person present from
The bereaved and lonely widow has
much heartfelt sympathy.
To the Head o'f the Family from the
McCook Mercantile Co.
The McCook Merchantile Co. has just
received a full line of Hats and Caps,and
au excellent asssortinent 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., if you wish to reduce ,vour living
expenses these hard times.
Pisreon Soup.
A wild and wierd tale of woe gained
circulation in the city, first of the week,
to the effect that the standpipe was full
of deceased pigeons, and the average citi
zen at once imagined himself the invol
untary repository of sundry and miscel
laneous feathers and the other concomi
tants which go to make up the over-ripe
pigeon. Some persons actually felt as
though they had pigeons galore roosting
all over their internal organism, and
could see feathers floating around in our
clear and limpid city water, which is
favorably known in twro continents.
To pacify the feeling of indignation
prevalent the water was let out of the
standpipe, Monday night, and the find
ing of one lone pigeon rewarded the
Irrigation will never be the large suc
cess it should be in southwestern Ne
braska until arrangements are perfected
for impounding water in large basins of
some sort or other. The superficial flow
of the streams in this part of the state is
not sufficient in dry weather to irrigate
a large area. Hence the flood waters
and the flow of the streams outside of
the irrigating season must be gathered
in great lakes or basins for use in the
irrigating season. This fact must be
patent to all, and efforts should be made
at once to accumulate a large store of
water, during the coming winter for next
summer’s use. Impound water wherever
The beautiful floral offerings lavished
upon the memory of the late Granville
R. Oyster, at his obsequies, last
week, were a source of great comfort
to the family. In addition to lovely of
ferings from the A. O. U. W., the O. R.
C., the engineers, and from kind indi
viduals from home and abroad, there
was a highly prized floral gift from the
Junior Endeavor class of Miss Mary Barn
house, daughter of the late Conductor
F. M. Bamhouse of Edgar. They feel
deeply grateful for all these tender and
charming expressions.
There will be 100,000 Knights of Pyth
ias, more or less, at Washington, August
27th, consequently you should procure
your cards at home. Call at once and
see our samples.
The South McCook Sunday school in
dulged in the delights of a picnic in
McManigal's grove near the water works
pumping plant, Thursday.
Brewer is selling meat cheaper than it
has ever been offered in the history of
Sweet corn is now in the local market.
Paregoric has gone up.
Irrigation has come to stay in south
western Nebraska.
Brewer sells hams at I2j£c. Best
brands in America.
“Celerade”—a celery nerve tonic at
George Berry left,Wednesday even
ing, for Chicago.
Mrs. C. T. Beggs is absent visiting
her parents at Stockville.
J. A. Cordeal had legal business in
the county seat, Monday.
S. D. MgClain and wife are down in
i Oklahoma looking over the country.
Perry Hole, banker, Arapahoe, was
a Commercial guest, Monday evening.
I. A. Sheridan was up from Indian
ola, Wednesday, looking after his fences.
Mrs. W. H. Edwards arrived home,
first of the week, from her visit to Iowa.
Judge Beck was up from Indianola a
few hours, Tuesday evening, on business.
S. R. Smith was up from Indianola,
Monday evening, on a little political
Ray Edmiston is up from Lincoln,
this week, looking after Union Central
John Stevens, Sidney Dodge and
James McAdams had business in Indian
ola, Wednesday.
Sam Bahner expects to leave for the
Keystone state, first of next week, in
search of work.
Sheriff Banks and D. W. C. Beck
of the county seat, were among our vis
itors, Tuesday.
Miss Elmira Mitchell of Spring
field, Illinois, is the guest of her sister
Mrs. H. H. Berry.
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Cheney of Leb
anon, are visiting in the city, guests of
Mrs. Smith Gordon.
J. E. SEELEY, the Poughkeepsie, New
York, capitalist, spread his name on the
Commercial register, Saturda y.
J. A. Cline of Minden, and fames
McNeny of Red Cloud, were attracted
to this political mecca, Monday evening.
Sam Strassf.r visited in Holdrege,
first of the week. Sam says things look
better about McCook than they do about
Geo. A. Hoagland and W. C. Bullard
came out from Omaha, Monday evening,
to look after their lumber interests up
the valley.
C. D. Feller of Imperial, and L.
Morse of Benkelman, were at political
headquarters for the upper valley, Mon
day evening.
Bert Brewer returned to South
Omaha, Sunday morning, after spending
a week in this part of the state in the
interest of his company.
Miss Grace Dillon, Hastings, spent
Sunday in the city, guest of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Holland of St. Joe, Missouri,
at the Commercial house.
C. T. Brewer was an eastbound pas
senger, Monday evening, having several
stock deals in the eastern part of the
state that required his presence.
J. L. Brown of Indianola, Iowa, broth
er of Mrs. J. P. Lindsay, spent the clos
ing days of last week in the city. He
left for home on Mondeay morning’s
Miss Edna Meserve who has been
visiting in the east for the past month,
arrived home, Tuesday night, joining
her parents at Indianola on the follow
ing morning.
Supt. Cambell of McCook, was in the
city a couple of days this week. He was
in charge of Dr. Cook, William Kerr and
L. Hahn who kept him out of the pitfalls
and snares which are supposed to be laid
for the unwary_Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Campbell of McCook, were visiting with
friends in this city, Sunday and Monday.
Register Campbell has fallen into the
ways of McCookites easily, and can tell
yarns about the valley with the oldest.
—Hastings Demcrat.
No services at South McCook school
house until further notice.
Ed Allen is expected from Denver,
soon, being steadily improving.
George L. Etter is still very seriously
ill, with but slight improvement.
Bulletin—The porter of No. 78 will
turn the lights down so that the conduc
tor can sleep.
Tycoon teas are winners. Try them.
35c and 45c per pound at the C. O. D.
grocery store.
The company is unloading new steel
rails at this point in large quantities and
are gradually replacing the lighter rails
rails on this division.
Harlow W. Keyes has some very en
thusiastic friends down at Indianola who
think the district judgeship none too
good for him. Over at Beaver City they
are entertaining similar sentiments re
garding G. W. Norris of that place.
The National Game.
The game played on the home grounds,
last Friday afternoon, between the Hol
drege and the McCook clubs is pro
nounced by many as being the best
game ever played in this city Up to
the beginning of the eighth inning the
game was intensely interesting and close,
the score being a tie at 4. But a few cost
ly errors in the last two innings gave the
visitors the game in a score of 13 to 8.
The Holdrege boys state that the Mc
Cook club is the best material they have
crossed bats with this season, and think
that with practice they will be uncon
querable in this portion of Nebraska.
A very exciting little game was played,
Wednesday evening, between the victors
in Tuesday’s game and the brakemen, in
which the former carried off the honors
in a score of 13 to 12. The brakemen,
however, were handicaped and they are
unanimous in declaring that Wilkinson
lost the game for them. Actually he
couldn’t pick up his hat when it blew off
Tuesday’s encounter between the Ori
entals and Occidentals was a victory for
the latter in a score of 18 to 14. The
game was witnessed by a large and en
thusiastic crowd. The game was without
special incident, except the accident to
Charles Heber, who was knocked down
by a thrown ball striking him on the
back of the head.
The Arapahoe-Cambridge game at
Cambridge, last Saturday, resulted in a
victory for Arapahoe. The score was 32
to 18. Cambridge was reinforced by the
Stratton battery.
The Cedar Bluffs club and the home
team will play ball on the home grounds
tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock.
The clerks will play the rubber, next
Tuesday-. Each side has won a game.
That's The Truth.
The drift of settlers from the sun
scorched counties of the far west is be
ginning to reach the eastern border of
the state, says the State Journal Many
of the travelers remained on their home
steads until starvation stared them in
the face. The help they now need to
reach their friends will be furnished by
the better favored people in the eastern
part of the state. There is nothing akin
to Coxeyism in this migration. We all
know what kind of stuff these pioneers
are made of. They are strong, self-reli
ant,enterprising and industrious citizens.
Many- of them will be obliged to ask for
assistance as they pass through the east
ern counties, and we are sure that it will
be given willingly, accompanied by kind
and encouraging words. The pioneers
have been beaten back several times by
adversity since the line of settlement
crossed the Missouri river, but civiliza
has steadily moved toward the base of
the Rockies. Their repulse is now but
temporary-. In another year they will
again be at the front, and in time they
will triumph over savage nature and
change the wilderness into a garden.
The state owes these fighters at the out
posts of civilization more than it can
ever hope to pay. It can do something
to lessen the debt by supplying their
modest wants during this temporary
F. A. Pennell’s baby is very ill.
We will miss them—the harvest excur
sions, this year.
H. Thompson is entertaining his mo
ther, who arrived last night.
Tim Pauli was unable to be about, the
first of the week, being confined to the
house with the prevailing ailment
The Congregational pulpit was ably
filled, last Sunday morning and evening,
by Rev. George E. Taylor of Indianola.
Art. Shaffer was confined to the house
several days, first of the week, with a
severe attack of—he didn’t know what.
The number of applicants for schools
over the county is unusually large, this
year, a fact due to the hard times no
Corn took an advance of six cents per
bushel in Chicago, Tuesday, making a
pocket full of money for some of the
The Indianola Courier appears, this
week, all home print, and reduced in
size to four pages, on account of the
hard times._
Found—Declaration of Albert Wicke’s
intention to become a citizen of the
United States. Owner can have same
by calling at this office.
They are agitating the question of
bonding Harlan county for $100,000, the
money to be used for improving the
roads. The people of these western
counties, it seems to us, want to go slow
about voting bonds.
Bonds for Irrigation.
The sentiment of the people of this
state seems to be rapidly crystalizing
in favor of the inauguration of irrigating
enterprises in the western counties as a
means of employing the destitute settlers.
It is argued that as many of these hardy
pioneers must receive public aid, this
help should he extended, if possible, in
a form that will cost them no humilia
tion and at the same time bring into
being public works that will he worth
every dollar spent in their construction,
and more too.
The first impulse of the people is to
ask aid from the general government,
but immediate help is wanted and of
course it cannot he had with a demo
cratic congress in session. Whatever is
done must he done by the people of
A pioneer of this state, Mr.W.W. Cox,
suggests that the counties can issue irri
gating bonds and begin work without
much delay If any difficulty is found
in marketing these securities the state
will he called upon to guarantee them,
or purchase them with money from the
permanent school fund. In case of loss
the people would of course be called
upon to recoup the fund by general tax -
ation. It is a method of financiering
that should not be recommended to tin
state officers who have charge of the
state funds, hut the present situation is
extraordinary and expedients must he
resorted to that would not he considered
in ordinary times. We have the greatest
confidence that the men in charge of the
affairs of the stale will act promptly and
wisely for the relief of the many desti
tute people on the frontier.—Lincoln
Not Guilty.
The verdict returned in the somewhat
famous perjury case against Elvus h.
Casey, in which* James Harris was the
complaining witness, was not guilty.
This case has attracted more than pass
ing notice during its continuance in
Squire Berry's court, the past week, and
is a part of the more or less notorious
Harris-Casey embroglio, and is an out
growth of the manner in which the Casey
estate was administered by Harris.
There is a similar action against the
father of the Casey boys, but on account
of the failure of this suit it will likely be
dropped. The costs amounting to about
two hundred dollars will come to the
county for payment. And there’s the
rub, so far as the taxpaying people are
A Card of Thanks.
Mrs. O. R. Oyster and family feel more
grateful than words can express for all
the kindness, sympathy and assistance
rendered them during their late afflic
tion: and they use this means of but
feebly voicing the thankfulness of their
grateful hearts
Pythian Cards.
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.
Buy fine beef roasts at Brewer’s at 7c.
Wall Paper 3 cents a roll at L. V/.
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
“Celerade”—a celery nerve tonic at
Buy meat of Brewer and save d-> per
cent, of your money.
Patronize the McCook Commission
Co. for flour and feed.
AT. . .
Hastings High. Patent Flour.Jr 00
Fancy Bakers.80
Extra Family.70
4 lbs XXX Soda Crackers.25
3 cans Blue Valley Sugar Corn.25
3 lbs. Ginger Snaps.25
6 lbs. Rolled Oats.25
Sherman Bros. Best Mocha and Java
Coffee, 2 lbs. for.75
Sun dried Japan Tea that heretofore
sold at 45c, now.35
The 60-cent grade now.45
All other goods in proportion.
]. W. McKENNA,