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THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK. RED WILLOW COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. AUGUST 81, 1894. NUMBER IS.
The Pythian Outing
At Lincoln, last Friday, was one of the
most memorable events in the history
of Nebraska Pythianism, and in quite a
satisfactory manner made up to the boys
for their disappointment at not being
able to attend the grand encampment at
Washington, a disappointment chargea
ble to the fact that the Nebraska brigade
was unable to secure satisfactory railroad
rates to the national capital. The at
tendance was quite large from various
parts of the state, and the outing in
Lincoln park was marked with every
indication of pleasure. The music pro
vided for the occasion by the Brigade
Band of our city was one of the leading
and gratifying features. The boys in
deed plumed themselves handsomely.
The Lincoln Daily Call has the follow
ing to say concerning the Brigade Band
and the music furnished by the boys at
the Pythian outing at Lincoln, Friday:
“Today is the occasion of the outing
of the Knights of Pythias and there are
many of the Knights in the city from
various points. The K. P. Band cf Me-.
Cook, arrived in the city last evening,
twenty-six strong, under the leadership
ofH.P. Sutton. At ten o’clock they
paraded the streets and gave a number
oi cnoice selections. a iiumoer 01 .Lin-1
coin Knights were in the procession and j
they finally brought up at the B. & M.
depot where they went to receive the
visiting delegations. By the noon hour
nearly all had arrived, many of them by
special excursion trains, and at 1:45 p.
m. a long procession headed by the Bri
gade Band passed through the principal
streets and then proceeded to Lincoln
park where they spent the remainder of
the day and evening. The Brigade Band,
U. R. K. P. of McCook, is one of the fin
est bands west of the Missouri river and
wherever they have played have never
failed to elicit great praise. The per
sonnel of the band and their positions are
as follows: H. P. Sutton, conductor; \V.
S. Beattie, Alden Ely, M. A. Spaulding,
cornet; Jos. Reizenstein, E. W. Clarke,
J. N. Waite, Harry Fry, Snyder, Beards
ley, clarionet; C. W. Barnes, Charles P\
Heber, James Rogers, J. A. Munson, El
mer Rowell, alto; Emil Kroening, O. G.
LeHew, tenor; C. R. McConnell, R. A.
Brown, trombone; F. A. Pennell, bari
tone; E. J. Wilcox, Jos. Schoebel, tuba,
A. A. Hackman, snare drum; B. J. Sut
ton, base drum; E. L. Laycock, drum
major; George Chinn, porter.
“Sir Knight-Herald E. N. Allen, Di
vision No. 42, Arapahoe, R. A. Brown
cornet; W. S. Beattie, cornet, and Mr.
Snyder, clarionet, of Lincoln, were with
the band. The boys are stopping at the
“Before starting out to Lincoln Park
the boys drew up in front of The Call
office and played several selections in a
highly artistic manner, atter which the
musicians adjourned to the Capital hotel
steps where they listended to a few re
marks of appreciation and thanks by
L. L. H. Austin.”
The Lincoln State Journal also briefly
but in complimentary terms refers to the
presence of the band in the capital city:
“At half past three o’clock the Brigade
Band of McCook gave another concert,
composed of the following selections:
Polonaise—“OnMountain Heights". .Kiessler
Valse—“Aus der Schone Zeit".Rixner
Baritone Solo--“Le Ideal”.Minker
F. A. Penneli..
()verture-“Die\'erlassene Dido" Mercandante
Introduction and Tarrantelle.Rollinson
Clarinet Solo—“Intro, and Polacca”. .Schmidt
E. W. Clarke.
The concert was really fine and sub
stantiated the claim that the band is one
of the best musical organizations in the
To the People.
In order to get our high grade crayon
work before the people, we will for one
week, commencing Monday, September
3d, make one dozen cabinets and one
life-size (14x17) crayon for $5. Photos
and crayon first-class and warranted in
every respect. Frames for crayons at
lowest prices. Now is your chance, for
one week only. .Hall & Beinhart.
Beaf steak 7c. per pound.
F. s. Wilcox.
Everybody is cleaning up. McCook
in the main is as clean as a pin.
Boiling meat 3c. per pound at the B.
& M. meat market.
Perfumer, and toilet powders at L. W.
McConnell & Co’s.
A nice variety of ink and pencil tab
lets at this office.
See Cochran & Co. if you want a re
Toilet soap, tooth brushes and sponges
Patronize the Sonny Side Dairy of
Carson & West.
Perfumes and toilet powders at L. W.
McConnell & Co’s.
There is considerable speculation and
much theorizing as to the origin and
cause of the smoky atmosphere of the
past week or more.
The Tribune is of the opinion that
the possibilities of distress in Red Willow
county, this winter, are not by any
means fully appreciated and understood.
The situation is certainly much more
serious than it was in 1890. Let us be
awake to the situation. It is grave and
as such demands careful attention.
Sub-soiling is dividing with irrigation
the public attention and interest. Both
are of vast importance to Southwestern
Nebraska, and should be religiously ob
served and carried out wherever possi
ble. Thus an element of recognized cer
tainty will be injected into our agricul
tural affairs. Sub-soiling should be given
a thorough, practical experiment during
the coming season.
On account of the removal and of the
contemplated removal of so many peo
ple from that school district there is a
possibility that no school will be taught
in district 16, this fall and winter. We
understand that the present outlook is
that there will not be more than 4 or 5
pupils left in the district. The immigra
tion from the country southwest of the
city promises to be large between now
and winter we are sorry to say.
The governor has issued his proclama
tion calling attention to the fact that the
first Monday in September is designated
as labor day, and that date this year is
Monday, September 3d. He recom
mends that all places of business be
closed, in order that opportunity be giv
en those who toil by hand or brain to
celebrate the day in such a manner as is
calculated to recognize and teach the
worth of honest effort, to elevate and
dignify labor and improve the condition
of wage earners in our midst.
We hope, so tar as possible, that our
subscribers will come in and pay up all
arrearages. The times are very hard and
we must have the money now. We have
been easy with you and now we need it
to run our business oh. Those of you
who live outside of Red Willow' county
particularly will be expected to remit
promptly all past due subscription. We
hope that we shall not be compelled to
ask for what is due us again, but that
you wHl respond as far as possible aud
as promptly as possible.
Persons under the ditch are much an
noyed by thieves at night, so that some
of them at least have watchmen patrol
their fields all night. One farmer re
cently peppered two thieves with No. S
shot, and this farmer has had as mam
as five double-barreled shot guns on his
farm in a single night. One farmer re
ports the loss of $20 worth of produce in
one night. Another that the robbers
have stolen at least $50 worth from him
already. This midnight marauding has
become so general that the irrigation
men are now all up in arms.
C. P. Viland and family who have
been visiting up in Frontier county for a
a week or ten days, returned to the city,
first of the week. Mr. Viland. reports
the smallpox scare in that section as
rapidly disappearing. That the rigid
quarantine established by the McCook
authorities of even suspected cases has
had a most reassuring effect among the
people up there, some of the farmers go
ing so far as to state that they would
feel safer in McCook now, where quaran
tine is being carefully maintained, than
they do in the country where such regu
lations cannot well be enforced. Mr.
Viland states that confidence has been
restored and that trade will soon return
to its accustomed channels. This is to
be devoutly wished for, as our merchants
have already been large losers on ac
count of the unnecessary scare cansed by
senseless and outrageous misrepresenta
tions of the smallpox epidemic in out
One of the easiest ways to make people
go abroad to trade is to neglect adver
tising at home. Merchants who don’t
believe that advertising pays should be
the last to complain if the people, being
attracted by liberal advertisements of
merchants in other cities, go abroad to
do their trading. As a general thing
most of the people who send abroad for
goods do so because of the bargains that
are offered in the city papers, or be
cause they see things advertised that
they think the local merchants do not
keep. ' If the local merchants would
make a business of thoroughly advertis
ing the goods they handle and their
prices, much of this trade would be
kept at home. The merchant who keeps
not the people informed that he will sell
at reasonable prices has no cause to com
plain of his customers sending to the
cities for their goods. Staple goods may
sell without advertising, but specialties
must be thoroughly advertised.
Relief for the Drouth-Stricken.
Senator Manderson received some
days ago a petition signed by Nebraska
state officials and bearing tlie names of
many citizens of the state on behalf of a
large number of soldiers residing in the
drouth-stricken district who have claims
pending in the pension office, and who
on account of the great distress in which
they are now in by the loss of their
crops ask that immediate action be taken
upon their claims. Senator Manderson
at once took the matter up with the
commissioner of pensions and has re
ceived the following official reply:
“I have your favor of the 20th inst.,
enclosing petition signed by the state
officials and a large number of citizens
of Nebraska, stating that there are many
soldiers residing in the drouth-stricken
district of that state who are in distress
on account of the loss of their crops and
asking that immediate action be taken
upon their claims. It will be very diffi
cult to assort and select such claims with
the help of any data that can be obtained
in this bureau without very great expen
diture of time, but any particular cases
of the character indicated to which you
may cal! my attention will be expedited
so tar as I can cause it to be done."
It will be necessary for all old veterans
in this condition and claiming special
consideration on account of their dis
tress to produce full evidence that special
action by the department is necessary,
to evidence this by affidavit of at least
two reputable persons in their vicinity
that they are in indigent circumstances
and on this account special action by
the department is called for. All such
old soldiers should at once send affida
vits of their condition to the department
and Senator Manderson is assured that,
with the full proof presented, their cases
will at once be taken up and acted upon.
Senator Manderson and Representative
Meikeljohn, who have interested them
felves in these cases, have made arrange
ments by which, when such evidence is
presented directly to the pension depart
ment action will follow it.—\Y. E. A. in
MILLINERY AND DRESSMAKING.
Dressmaking Department Will Re
Open on Monday.
Miss Corv and Miss Colling have
formed a partnership and the goods of
the former will, on the first of next
week, be removed to the apartments of
the latter up stairs in the A. O. U. W.
temple building. Miss Coliing will re
operi the dressmaking department on
next Monday morning and will be pre
pared to execute everything in that line
in her usual artistic and satisfactory
manner and at prices corresponding with
Miss Cory will depart for Chicago on
Tuesday morning, and will there lay in
a stock of millinery and fancy goods of
the latest and most approved styles,
which will be placed on the market here
at the most reasonable prices consistent
with the high grade and fashionable ex
cellence of the goods.
They respectfully solicit a continuance
of past favors and patronage.
McCook, Neb., Aug. 30th.
T. E. or C. L. McCarl, managers train
men’s base ball club, gentlemen: You
are hereby challenged to play a game of
base ball at the west McCook grounds,
on Monday, September 3d, 1894, the
game to be called promptly at 3 o’clock
p. m., central time, and to continue 7
innings. Provided, however, if good
and sufficient reasons can be given for a
less number of innings, the two clubs
may then determine the number of in
nings to be played. The said nines are
to be composed exclusively of railroad
men in the first instance, and clerks in
the second instance. All first nine play
ers are barred from either club.
C. W. Likdsay,
Geo. D. LeHew,
Representing the clerks.
Palisade, Neb., Aug. 27th.
Owing to the prevalence of smallpox
at McCook and the fear that the seeds of
the disease may have been scattered in
other places, it is considered best that
the gathering of large crowds of people
be avoided, and for this reason the
Hitchcock County Soldiers’ Reunion to
be held at Palisade, September 5th and
6th, has been declared off.
By Order of Committee.
The Prohibitionists of Red Willow
county are hereby called to meet in mass
convention, at the city hall in McCook,
on Saturday, September 29th, 1894, at 2
o’clock p. m., for the purpose of nomi
nating a county ticket, and for the trans
action of such other business as may
properly come before the convention.
W. O. Norval, chairman.
Toilet soap, tooth brushes and sponges
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
Mabel Wilcox is clerking in Wilcox
&. Son’s store.
R. O. Phillips of Lincoln, was a city
J. T. Bullard was dow n from Pali
sade, Monday evening.
. Mrs. W. S. Morlan is visiting Lin
coln friends this week.
I)R. S. L. Green was in Hastings,
yesterday, on business.
Miss Effie M. Crane departed, this
week, for Lynnville, Iowa.
George W. Colvin was up from Ar
apahoe on business, Tuesday.
Miss Pearl Brewer returned home
from her visit, first of the week.
S. P. Hart shipped some hogs to the
San Luis valley country, close of last
Miss Edna Meserve came up from
Indianola last night and is the guest of
Mrs. J. E. Kelley and the family
arrived home, first of the week, from
Ed Harmon left on Tuesday evening
for Iowa and will be absent about a
month on a visit.
Rev. Frank Durant left, this week,
for Minnesota, expecting to be in St.
Paul by Sunday.
Dr. Charles Bunce of Hastings, is
looking after the smallpox cases, vice
Dr. Rice resigned.
J. H. BaysTON, county superintend
ent, was a visitor in this part of the
B. F. Troxel, Elmer Trumbarr and
Judge Benson are up on the Burlington's
Wyoming line looking up locations.
Mrs. S. E. Taylor and sou John left;
for Iowa, Saturday evening last, to be
absent till January, if not permanently.
F. M. RaThbun, of Frontier county,
our next state senator, circulated in this
vicinity, Tuesday evening and Wednes
Ed Bredwell is the new deputy post
master. He is a cousin of postmaster
Meeker, and arrived from Illinois, close
of last week.
George Ball of the Willow will leave
for Cherry county in a few days to put
up a large amount of hay on which to
Mrs. Etter, Miss Maggie and Ste
phen departed, this week, for Neosho,
Mo., where they will live with John
Etter, son and brother.
Dr. W. V. Gage had business in Se
dan, Kansas, this week, and made the
journey on his wheel, covering a number
of hundred miles altogether.
Ike Sheridan was up from Indianola,
Tuesday night, in consultation with his
political compatriots of the metropolis.
And you know “Our Ike” is foxy.
U. G. Moser was in the city, first of
the week, arranging for the removal of
his effects to Hastings, where he will
make his headquarters for the present.
George Pearce retired from the em
ploy of Wilcox & Son, Monday. His
wife will stay with her parents at Ben
kelman for a while and George will go
east in search of work.
John Hatfield returned to Decatur,
Illinois, Sunday morning. He completed
arrangement while here to irrigate 260
acres this fall and next spring of his cel
ebrated alfalfa ranch southeast of the
S. P. Hart arrived home, Wednesday
morning, from his trip to the San Luis
valley, Colorado, and he is quite enthu
siastic over the possibilities of that valley
in the production of alfalfa and small
There are no new cases of smallpox in
McCook, and all of the six cases are now
convalescing. Under the rigid quaran
tine and by the most thorough cleansing
and fumigation of infected places no fur
ther spread of the disease is expected.
The Indianola Independent of this
week states the situation quite compre
hensively and truthfully in the following
“The smallpox scare has practically
subsided at McCook, there being no new
cases and neatly all of the old ones are
convalescent. Wild rumors have been iM
circulation as to the disease having spread
to other towns, but there seems to be no
truth to them. The city authorities of
McCook are entitled to great credit for
the efficient manner in which they have
handled this much-dreaded scourge, and
it is earnestly hoped that their efforts
will prove effectual.
Dr. B. B. Davis is in the city today on1
business and is greeting his host of
friends in McCook after a year’s absence
Buy your tablets, inks and box papers
of L. W. McConnell & Co.
The San Luis valley, Colorado, is the
landseekers’ niecca temporarily
The county commissioners will meet
in adjourned session next Monday morn
ing, September 3d.
The Red Willow county fair has been
postponed until October 2-5. Remember
the change of dates.
Uncle Billie Coleman spent part o_f last
week down in the southwestern part of
the county haying. He put up 28 wagon
loads of good hay.
The Fifth congressional central com
mittee will meet in the Bostwick hotel,
Hastings, Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock,
Ex-Receiver Bomgardner of McCook,
was shaking hands with old friends in
this city, last Saturday. Mr. Bomgard
ner is talking some of moving back to
Orleans, and we hope he will.—Orleans
The new school house in district 4b is
ready for the furniture. Miss Minnie
Whittaker, a last year’s graduate of the
McCook high school, will teach the ses
sion which will likely commence on the
first Monday in September.
A new school house is in course of con
struction ill district 5, near Lebanon. It
is expected to be ready to open school
therein about October first. E. E. Hayes,
one of Red Willow county’s reliable
teachers, will be in charge.
Don’t make fun of the young man
who affects the “monkey stoop/’while he
is riding his bicycle. The physicians
say that he is sure to be afflicted with
“kyphosis bicyclistarum” sooner or la
ter, and that will certainly be all that
the unforttiuate fellow can bear
John J. Lamborn, real estate dealer
and general rustler, of Indianola, was in
the city, Monday. Mr. Lamborn has
been honored by the Republicans of Red
Willow county with the nomination for
representative. He is a gentleman in
every particular, and we have no doubt
that the voters of his bailiwick will see
him through to a seat in the house this
It will require quite an exhibition of
Nebraska nerve to hold down the barren
and desolate claims in western Nebraska
this year, but the fellow who gives the
exhibition will have a colossal three-ring
circus of contentment to exhibit when
the seasons smile again. There are but
few favored localities on the face of the
earth in this year of our Lord, and if the
people all turn their faces toward them,
even they will be transformed to plutonic
homes. Stay where you are and “He
who guides the sparrow’s fall” will see
that you don't miss a meal.-Waco World.
Do you owe the country merchant?
Pay him. Pay him as a matter of justice.
Pay him as an object of charity, if you
would rather, but pay him in any event,
if possible. Don’t let a dollar sleep in
your pocket. Start it out on the road to
liquidation. The merchant has carried
you because he didn’t want to offend by
refusing credit. You can’t pay, or you
refuse to pay, and he can’t collect be
cause the law grants you exemptions.
With him it is different. The wholesale
merchant swoops down upon him and
closes him up, and because you. don't
liquidate he sees all he has sunk m vor
tex of legal processes. Your lot is a hard
one, and you are entitled to sympathy,
but bad as it is it is preferable to that of
the country merchant with large bills to
pay and a book full of uncollected ac
counts. Be manly. Go in and see him
and try' and arrange some method by
which you can pay him a part of your
bill at least.—Harlan County Democrat.
Book-keeping blank books for sale at
this office. Day, cash, journal ledger,
each at ioc. apiece.
Tycoon teas are winners. Try them.
35c and 45c per pound at the C O. D.
Seven-room house to rent. Desirable
location. See J. M. Henderson
Whole hams I2}4c. Sliced hams 15c.
at the B. & M. meat market.
Buy your tablets, inks and box papers
of L. W. McConnell & Co.
Patronize the McCook Commission
Co. for flour and feed.
Perfumes and toilet powders at D. W.
McConnell & Co’s.
Refrigerators very cheap at S. M.
Cochran & Co.’s.
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office._
“And he wore a worried look.”
Just One Instance.
First ol tile week a Tribune repre
sentative liad the pleasure of visiting H.
Stone's irrigated farm a few miles south
of the river. Mr. Stone is farming 30
acres of land rented from Mr. Myers,
purchaser of the Eaton ranch, and is
perhaps one of the most successful farm
ers under the ditch. He has in a variety
of crops. One acre of onions which he
states will yield between 400 and 500
bushels. They are looking well, and at
$1 per bushel will give him a handsome
return for his labor on them. He has in
between 7,000 and 8,ouo cabbage plants
They are heading out finely and he ex
pects that this crop will yield hint be
tween $500 and $600. There are two
acres of musk and water melons. The
melons are doing very well and promise
a fine crop. These he has already sold
to M. E. Knipple and will realize be
tween $400 and $500 on this crop. But
his principal crop is potatoes. He has
in 28 acres of them, and while the crop
will not be large on account of the short ’
age of water, Mr. Stone confidently ex
pects to dig 3.000 bushels out of the
patch this fall, and at ft per bushel this
item will be $3,000, and makes the gross
total from the thirty acres between
54,3°° ana 54,600
Mr. Stone liad in quite a number of
acres of corn, but as he was only able to
water this field but once, the crop is a
Mr. Myers furnished the land and the
water for one-third the crop. The water
cost $120, so that the amount of rental
he will receive will amount to between
$35 and $40 per acre net.
While these figures must be very grat
ifying, Mr. Stone thinks his potatoe
crop alone could have been improved by
more water at least Jr,000 worth. And
while there is lots of hard work and con
siderable expense for labor, the results
attained, this year, on this thirty-acre
patch show quite conclusively that irri
gation can be made very profitable in
Has Changed Hands.
Wednesday morning the lease of the
Commercial hotel was transferred from
H. H. Miller to Messrs. T. A. Erb and
C. E. Brush, both late of Trenton, and
after breakfast the new management
assumed charge These gentlemen are
both men of experience and means, and
the Commercial house w ill no doubt be
maintained up to the high standard
which has made it one of the most popu
lar hotels in southwestern Nebraska.
The Tribune wishes them unlimited
Money to Loan at 6 Per Cent.
We have money to loan at 6 per cent
on farm or city property in any section
of the country where property has a fixed
market value. Money ready for imme
diate loans where security and title if.
good. No commission. We solicit ap
plications Blanks furnished upon re
40 and 45 Broadway, New York
A Base Balt Tournament.
Oa No. 2, next Monday morning, the
McCook base ball club will leave for
Hastings to play the opening game of a
series of six games arranged for by the
management. From Hastings the club
will go to Minden, Axteil, Holdrege—
two games, Arapahoe. Here’s success
to their prowess May they win even'
Notice to the Pubiic.
The Red Willow county fair has been
postponed till October 2. 3, 4, and 5
This will enable a great many more
pump and windmill manufacturers to be
present with their irrigation pumps.
J. IT. BERGE, Secretary.
Buy your tablets, inks and box paper.
of L. W McConnell & Co.
HERE ARE BARGAINS
THE C. 0. i). STORE.
Hastings High Patent Flour . . ,$r.o>
Fancy Bakers .. ..80
[ Extra Family ..70
4 lbs XXX Soda Crackers.25
3 cans Blue Valley Sugar Corn. . 2'j
3 lbs. Ginger Snaps.25
6 lbs. Rolled Oats. .25
j Sherman Bros. Best Mocha and Java
j 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,
I. W. McKENNA,
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