The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, August 10, 1894, Image 1
THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. AUGUST lO, 1894. NUMBER 12. 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 convention. 8th. Report of committee on selection of nine delegates to the senatorial con vention. 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 necessary. The report of the committee on the selection of delegates to the several con ventions as follows: STATE DELEGATES. 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. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATES. 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. SENATORIAL DELEGATES, 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 alternates. The following named gentlemen were chosen COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTEEMEN: 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 clover. 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. McConnell’s._ 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 children. 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 abroad. The bereaved and lonely widow has much heartfelt sympathy. SOMETHING VERY INTERESTING 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 effort. 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 possible. 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 McCook. 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 McConnell’s. PEOPLE YOU KNOW. 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 mission. Ray Edmiston is up from Lincoln, this week, looking after Union Central business. 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 Holdrege. 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 passenger. 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 retreat. 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 doubt. Corn took an advance of six cents per bushel in Chicago, Tuesday, making a pocket full of money for some of the speculators. 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 Nebraska. 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 Journal. 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 concerned. 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. cash. Wall Paper 3 cents a roll at L. V/. McConnell’s. Good writing paper ten cents a quire at this office. “Celerade”—a celery nerve tonic at McConnell’s. Buy meat of Brewer and save d-> per cent, of your money. Patronize the McCook Commission Co. for flour and feed. HERE ARE BARGAINS AT. . . THE C. 0. D. STORE. 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, Proprietor.