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THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. SEPT. 21, 1894. NUMBER 18.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Monday morning “Old Glory” was
unfurled on the east ward school build
ing, and at nine o’clock the wheels of
that institution, which is our proudest
boast, were set in motion without jar or
friction, and the fall term of McCook’s
public schools were duly opened under
most favorable auspices.
The opening exercises in the assembly
room, east ward, were attended by a
brief program, commencing with a se
lection from the orchestra. Supt. Val
entine then spoke briefly, appropriately,
and introduced Rev. Hart L. Preston.
His remarks were intended to inspire
the children to their best efforts that
they might achieve a goodly measure of
knowledge and success during the ensu
ing school year. Supt. Valentine then
gracefully turned to account the fact that
the board of education had prescribed a
general dose of vaccination to the pupils,
stating that he hoped to vaccinate some
pupils at least against certain diseases
which he would mention in due time.
After another selection by the orchestra,
the pupils repaired to their respective
rooms and entered upon the regular
work of the term, which there is every
reason to expect will be one of profit,
advancement and success.
The tenth grade is very large this term.
The school motto is: “Mind your own
Sadie Gibbon and Eunice Goheen are
new members of the 12th grade.
The ball game, Saturday afternoon,
resulted in favor of the school boys in a
score of 17 to 11.
Miss Lillian Troth of the class of ’94
will likely take a special course of music
in the Nebraska University, this winter.
Prof. Joseph Reizenstein will have the
school orchestra under his directorship
this year. Continued and marked im
provement and progress is assured.
Of the twelve teachers on the present
corps, six are graduates of our high
school. So it will be seen that McCook
does not discredit her own graduates.
For his services in helping prepare an
index to the Magazines, John Cordeal
has been made an honorary member of
the school and granted all privileges of
the library, which will be open on next
A new and popular department has
been added this term—the athletic fea
ture. Willie McManigal has been placed
at the head of this department by the
superintendent. The base ball team has
already acquired a modicum of glory in
defeating the railroad boys, last Saturday
The following appointments were an
nounced, on Thursday morning: Edna
Dixon, slide keeper; Ethel Oyster, as
sistant; Roy Zint, curtain; Tom O’Con
nell, light man; Myrtle Meyers, assembly
room assistant; Maud Doan, assembly
room assistant; Scott Odell, brass bell
ringer; Kittie Stangeland, electric bell
ringer; Ernest Cordeal; photographer.
The following appointments were an
nounced by Superintendent Valentine,
at Monday morning’s assembly: Elmer
Kay, registrar; Arthur Douglass, assem
bly room manager; Oliver Thorgimson,
librarian; Norma Noble, assistant libra
rian; Bert Beyrer, time keeper; Ray
McCarl, lantern manager; Charlie Mc
Manigal, chorister; Grace Bomgardner,
assembly secretary; Pearl Brewer, pi
anist; Fred Lepper, assembly treasurer.
The teacher corps of our city schools
is at present made up as follows:
East Ward—Wm. Valentine, superin
tendent; Miss Rache Berry, high school
principal; Miss Helen Allison, assistant;
Miss Augusta Hunt, 7th and 8th grades;
Miss Edna Meserve, 6th grade; Miss Hat
tie Yarger, 2d and 3d grades; Mrs. Syl
vester Cordeal, 1st grade.
West Ward—Clarance Whittaker, prin
cipal and 5th grade; Mrs. Frank Brown,
4th grade: Miss May Stubv, 2d and 3d
grades; Mrs. Mary Duffey, 1st grade.
South McCook—James Fowler, 2d and
3d grades; Miss Nora Stroud, 1st grade.
AT THE CHURCHES.
Episcopal Sunday school in McConnell
hall, next Sunday morning at io o’clock.
Sunday services at the Congregational
church; morning io a. m., evening 7:30
p. m. Endeavor Society meets at 6:45;
Baptist services in the brick church at
11 o’clock, next Sunday morning. Sub
ject, “The Divine Method of Subjuga
tion.” Sunday school at ten o’clock.
D. L. McBride, pastor.
Regular services at the M. E. church,
Sunday morning and evening. At the
the morning service new members will
be received. Sunday school at the usual
hour, 10 o’clock a. m.
The building association elected Fred
Pennell secretary of the association at
their regular session, last evening, and
sold $2,500 at a fair premium.
That general business boom is overdue.
The wind and the dust have we always
Toilet soap, tooth brushes and sponges
Overalls is the fad with the male
youths of the city.
Now is the time to secure a cheap farm
in Red Willow county.
W. J. Palmer and family left, Thursday
morning, for Peoria, Illinois.
J. H. Patterson is the new janitor at
the South McCook school house.
Fowler Wilcox took into Omaha, Sun
day morning, five car loads of cattle.
There were a number of land seekers
in this vicinity, this week, from Iowa
Did you see the eclipse of the moon,
last Friday night? No? Well, you have
Harry Fry, member of the Brigade
band, succeeded Jack Dwyer, Saturday,
as the night policeman.
List any lands you may have to sell at
a bargain with J. E. Kelley. Office in
rear of First National Bank, McCook,
H. T. Church went up to the San Luis
valley, Colorado, Sunday night, for the
purpose of buying 1,200 head of steers
for feeding purposes.
Word from H. F. Kealiherat Anaheim,
California, reports wages low and work
scarce there for carpenters. That he has
not had any work to do since his arrival
It is claimed that ever thirty thousand
dollars worth of Alfalfa hay and seed
have been produced in a twelve mile
strip on the Beaver. Of this amount it
is stated that the Ashton Bros, produced
between seven and nine thousand dollars
worth of the commodities.
Manager Johnson went up to Stratton,
first of the week, and arranged with the
boys there for two games of ball at this
place, this week, between them and the
boys here. The games will be played
this and tomorrow afternoon, and splen
did games may be expected.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Pade died, last Saturday after
noon, of cholera infantum. Burial took
place in Longview cemetery, Monday
morning. The child was about twenty
months old. The parents have much
sympathy in their sad and sudden be
> The late cool mornings, evenings and
nights, and the consequent decrease in
evaporation, are causing the water to
appear in the Republican river again in
spots. And the flow for irrigation pur
poses is also stronger. During the ex
treme heat evaporation is a very large
element in the loss of water.
The Fourth car of Hebron flour just
received by the McCook Mercantile Co.
This is the best and cheapest flour in
town; a trial will convince you of its
merits. We also sell the best 25-cent tea
in town. We carry an excellent line of
fish and cured meats; also fruits, vege
tables, etc. If you want bargains in
woolen underwear, now is the time to
get them; nothing in town to meet the
prices on these. Call on the McCook
Mercantile Co. if you want the best price
for butter and eggs.
It is to be sincerely regretted that so
valuable a church property as the Luth
eran church should be allowed to fall
into dilapidation. The leaky roof has
caused large sections of plaster to fall.
The destructive small boy has destroyed
a number of beautiful stained glass win
dows. The severe winds have racked
the structure somewhat, and altogether
the edifice is in a rather sorry plight. It
is one of the costliest church buildings
in the Republican valley, and should be
rescued from further damage before it is
eternally too late.
Former practices of the pension bureau
are reversed by a ruling of Assistant
Secretary Reynolds, announced at the
Interior Department several days ago.
Judge Reynolds holds that the terms of
Section 4,703, Revised Statutes, apply to
pensioners under the Act of June 27th,
1890. Accordingly the $2 a month for
each child of a deceased soldier under 16
years of age by a former wife, will be
paid to the widow where the step-child
ren are being educated in whole or in
part at the expense of a state, or of the
public in any educational institution,
or in any institution organized for the
care of soldiers’ orphans. A large num
ber of claims will be affected by the
Calvert, Neb., August 29th.
Dear Sir:—I herewith submit a short
report concerning “sub-soil plowing" in
About the 13th of this month I visited
Geneva, Fillmore county, Nebraska, for
the purpose of personally investigating
what had been done there by the nursery
firm of Younger Bros & Co., who have
been sub-soil plowing for two years past.
I was shown the rye that had been
raised on sub-soil plowed ground, which
made 35 bushels per acre, and oats that
yielded 40 bushels and upwards per acre,
also corn, which at the time I was there,
did not show the drouth at all, and was
at least a foot higher than the corn
planted nearby on ordinary plowing.
To be brief I will state that I was so
“taken” with the idea that I bought a
sub-soil plow as soon as I got to Council
Bluffs and shipped it home for use on my
farm as soon as it rains.
I will say further that I am satisfied
that if we farmers would sub-soil our
ground, and only farm one-half as much
land, the results would be much more
satisfactory in every way, particularly
for the reason that if our land is stirred
to a depth of from 14 to 18 inches, we
would seldom feel the effects of a drouth
after the ground has once been wet down
to the bottom of the furrow—as our soil
will hold the moisture like a sponge and
we always get rain enough to finish a
crop under such conditions.
From the following it will be noticed
that the difference in the yield of various
crops harvested from ground that was
sub-soil plowed last fall was from 3 to 3)4
times as great as was the yield from land
adjoining and from land cultivated in
the ordinary way.
Extract from the report made on July
14th, by Messrs. Younger Bros. & Co.,
of Geneva, Nebraska, to the Hon. J.
Sterling Morton, Secretary of Agricul
ture, and I heartily endorse every word
in their report, and I believe that if all
the farmers, especially those who occupy
the high table lands of western Nebras
ka, would practice sub-soil cultivation,
it would revolutionize farming in this
part of the state, as it has done in Fill
more county,- so far as tried:
“After preparing the ground by sub
soil plowing in the fall of 1892, the crop
of 1893 consisted of corn and potatoes.
Corn that year being only a moderate
crop in this vicinity, (maximum 40 bush
els per acre, and the average not to ex
ceed 20 bushels per acre) we harvested a
crop of 75 bushels per acre from a strip
of ground that had been sub-soiled. The
potatoe crop was practically a failure in
this vicinity; the result of our experi
ment was a very good crop, about 125
bushels per acre.
“This season (1894) the crop consists
of rye, oats, corn and potatoes. Rye
harvested indicates a yield of 35 bushels
per acre, while rye in an adjoining field,
the same seed, planted and harvested,
will yield 10 bushels per acre. Oats on
land sub-soil plowed in the fall of 1893
will yield 40 to 45 bushels per acre; oats
on land sub-soil plowed in the fall of
i8q2 will yield 30 to 35 bushels per acre
(the average crop under the adverse con
ditions that prevailed.) In each instance
the seed, soil and planting was identic
ally the same.”—M.W. Nesmith in Wau
William Kelley was born in Jefferson
county, Ohio, August 6th, 1826, and died
at the home of his daughter Mrs. Melissa
Norris, in Hastings, Nebraska, Septem
ber 6th, 1894, with softening of the brain.
Deceased located in Van Buren county
on the Enlow farm, in 1849, and resided
in this county until 1875, when he moved
to Fairfield, going from there to Win
field. He went to Hastings, Nebraska,
in 1878, and the same year went from
there to Kirwin, Kansas, where he lived
until 1889, when he returned so Hastings
and resided there until his death.
He has been in failing health for about
two years, but was not considered dan
gerously sick until about two weeks be
fore death relieved him of his suffering.
His remains were brought to this place
Friday night, and the funeral occurred
from the home of his sister, Mrs. Eccles.
He was married to Martha Davis, in
Indiana, in 1849. She died in Birming
ham, April 15th, 1872, and her remains
were buried in the new cemetery. Six
children were the result of this union,
two dying in infancy, two, Mrs. John W.
Bean and Miss Hattie dying in maturer
years, and two, Mrs. H. W. B. Norris of
Hastings, Nebraska, and J. E. Kelley of
McCook, Nebraska, survive him.
He united with the M. E. church at
an early day, but after the organization
of the Free Methodists his belief was in
that doctrine, though it is not known
that he ever united with them.
He was a man of kind and generous
nature, and had a host of friends at his
old home in Birmingham.—Birmingham
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.
Buy your tablets, inks and bos papers
of L. W. McConnell & Co.
Patronize the McCook Commission
Co. for flour and feed.
Perfumes and toilet powders at L. W.
McConnell & Co’s.
Refrigerators very cheap at S. M.
Cochran & Co.’s.
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
Ed. Roulf left, Wednesday morning,
for his home in Iowa.
Miss Costenborder has been visiting
friends at Traer, Kansas.
Banker Vknnum of Palisade, was a
business visitor, Tuesday.
W. B. Wolfe of the Bank of Benkel
man, was a city visitor Sunday.
Prank Carruth is spending the
week in Denver with the family.
Messrs. John Furr and Goodro left,
this week, for Meeker, Colorado.
George Williams of Cambridge, was
city visitor on business, Monday.
George Pearce, now in business in
Colorado, was a city visitor, yesterday.
W. T. Coleman and family arrived
home, latter part of last week, from their
prolonged Iowa visit.
E. P\ Harmon and family arrived
home, Saturday night, from their visit
at Cedar Creek, Nebraska.
Register Campbell spent the early
days of the week in Hastings on business
of a more or less political character.
Mrs. H. H. Troth, Miss Lillian and
Master Harry are expected home from
their New Jersey visit, Saturday night.
Lawyer .Rittenhouse was in Lin
coln, Tuesday, on county seat removal
business, returning home the same night.
Mrs. A. \V. Campbell of Box Elder
precinct, took the morning passenger,
Monday, for Tennessee on a visit to
John J. Lamborn, our next represent
ative, was up from Indianola, Monday,
putting in a few stakes where they would
do the most good.
Miss Maggie Smith who has been
visiting her many friends here returned
to her home near McCook, last Tuesday
Cash Fuller, Judge Burke and Jacob
Bigler, the big three of Imperial, went
east on 4, Monday evening, coming down
the branch on the afternoon train.
Mrs. A. Barnett, who has been de
tained east by a severe illness, arrived
home, Monday night. They will occupy
the Hocknell residence this winter.
Cashier and Mrs. W. F. Lawson
went down to Riverton, this morning, to
see Mr. Lawson’s father and sister who
shortly leave for California to spend the
C. H. Eubank and E. L. Gandy of
Hayes Center, Perry Shellenberger, W.
A. Burke and Miss Cora Rogers of Im
perial, were Commercial guests, Monday
Mrs. Frank Brown who has been in
Pennsylvania spending the summer va
cation, arrived home, close of last week,
and resumed her place int he city schools
Miss May Watson is suffering from
poisoning by poison ivy. The size of her
face is decidedly abnormal on account of
coming in contact in some way with the
Henry Walker arrived home, Tues
day night, from a visit to relatives in
Chattsworth, Illinois. He brought with
him a cane made out of the great “Tip
Mrs. J. A. Gunn and the children ar
rived home, Saturday hight, from their
extended visit in Iowa. The family are
now comfortably settled in the Dr. Davis
residence, corner of Marshal and Dolan
Mr. Searl of Omaha, has been the
guest of M. Y. Starbuck, this week. Mr.
Searl’s father was largely interested in
the Mallalieu university property down
at Bartley, and the son has been out
looking after the father’s interests.
George D. Long of Napoleon, Ohio,
spent the close of last week here looking
over his farm interests in this vicinity.
He owns a half section in Valley Grange
precinct, about two miles south of the
city, and a considerable portion of it is
under the Meeker ditch.
Andy Modi of Coleman precinct ieft,
this week, for his new home in Missouri.
Eli Popejoy also left for the San Luis
valley, Colorada. Both are from Cole
man precinct. Popejoy takes the land
in the valley contracted for by Mr. Modi
while he was in Colorado, several weeks
Our semi-annual millinery opening
will take place on Wednesday, Septem
ber 26th, 1894, afternoon and evening.
Everybody cordially invited to attend.
Our stock is cheaper and handsomer
than ever before. Yours truly,
L. Lowman & Son.
John McClellan, a prominent citizen of
Wauneta, died of Bright’s disease, Mon
Ponds In Nebraska.
Every furrow turned, every tree plant
ed, every blade of grass made to grow
where none grew before, says the Repub
lican City Independent, are factors in
this great problem, more moisture. Just
so with your ponds, they are factors that
go to make up the whole. Try an ex
periment; put a pan of water in your
garden and keep it full and see how
much better the vegetation is in the
immediate vicinity. These are scientific
facts. When the air is moist there are
no hot winds. The past year has been
the driest in the memory of the white
man in Nebraska, and only one day of
hot winds. Why? The grass was not
burned last spring, and therefore the air
contained some moisture all the time,
therefore no hot winds.
When the writer was a little boy in
old Indiana there were plenty of lakes
and ponds everywhere, and oh! how it
rained. In visiting the old hcine in 1892
and 1893 I found all or nearly all these
ponds had been drained and the forests
around them cut down, and what is the
consequence, the worst drouth ever
known there. And again, in Iowa,where
there were plenty of ponds and sloughs
twenty years ago, as the writer well
knows, all have been drained. What is
the result? Drouth and hot winds equal
to Nebraska. The same is true of Illinois,
Michigan and Wisconsin; they have cut
down their forests and drained their
ponds until the country is suffering for
rain, and this is the case everywhere an
extensive system of drainage has been
followed. Then I say, everyone who
owns 150 acres of land, make a pond.
Moisture draws moisture. Put in a small
dam this fall, throw in some willows and
cottonwood brush. It will sprout and
grow and make a living network of roots
that won’t wash out. Next fall build it
a little higher and so on until you have
a nice pond on your farm for your stock.
You can stock them with fish at a small
expense and thus have another good
food at your door. You can also put up
ice for summer use to keep your milk and
butter cold, and enjoy all the luxuries
of an editor, and maybe, after you have
eaten plenty of fish, you will be able to
write an article like this for the paper.
Red Willow County Fair.
At Indianola, Nebraska, October 2d,
3d, 4th and 5th, 1S94. There will be a
large exhibit of windmills and pumps
for irrigation, at this fair; among which
will be The Dempster Mill Manufactur
ing Co., of Beatrice, with a large pump
and mill that they claim will throw suf
ficient water to irrigate sixty acres; The
Aermoter Co. with a pump and mill that
will raise enough water to irrigate 80
acres; The National Pump Co. of Kansas
City, with their No. 4 “Wonder” pump
which is to throw water enough to irri
gate from 40 to 60 acres; The Menge
pump, of New Orleans, is here already,
and the company claim that it will throw
100,000 gallons per hour. Others will be
here but we have not received a full de
scription of their exhibit.
All the departments of the fair will be
filled. Plenty of good races; also base
ball games. The best foot races ever
seen in southwestern Nebraska. One
and one-third rates on railroads.
Thursday will be children’s day and
on that day all children under 12 years
of age will be admitted free.
Friday will be old soldier’s day, and
they will be admitted free.
J. H. Berge, Secretary.
The Congregational Y. P. S. C. E.
The young people of the Congrega
tional church met, on Sunday afternoon
last, in the church, for the purpose of or
ganizing a Young People’s Society of
Christian Endeavor for that church.
Such an organization was effected with
a charter membership of 28.
The following officers and committees
T. B. Campbell, president; Lydia Brin
ton, vice president; Norma Noble, re
cording secretary and treasurer; Edna
Meserve, corresponding secretary; Pearl
Prayer meeting committee—Hart L.
Preston, Maud McMillen, Ethel Oyster,
Ona Simons and Stella Norval.
Look out committee—Mrs.W. F. Law
son, Jas. F. Forbes, Maud Doan, Edith
Oyster and John Stevens.
Social committee—Laura McMillen,
Edna Meserve, Edna Dixon. Myrtle
Meyers and Grace Brinton.
The society starts out under very favor
able and encouraging auspices and will
doubtless acquire a large membership
and relative influence in due time, and
will be a potential factor for good among
the young, and old as well, of our city
and surrounding country.
Consult Holmes Bros., the carpenters.
Buy your tablets, inks and box papers
of L. W. McConnell 8c. Co.
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
Perfumes and toilet powders at I,. W.
McConnell & Co’s.
Final proofs were made by Lacy A.
Peirce and Orian G. Phillips, Monday.
Ed Caffery renewed his subscription to
The Tkibune, from Stamford, this
The ball game, on Saturday afternoon,
between the railroad boys and the high
school boys resulted in a victory for the
latter. Score 17 to it.
The Republican campaign for the Fifth
district will open on October 1st, and a
rattling fight will be kept up all along
the line until November 6th.
Marshal ISump has added a comforta
ble and cosy improvement to his Man
Chester street residence in the form of a
porch extending along the entire east
Our dressmaking department is now
open and ready for your work. We
quarantee every garment made. We so
licit your patronage.
L. Lowman & Son.
The Dorcas society will hold a social
in the Congregational church on the
evening of Tuesday, October 2d, at which
refreshment will be served. Come and
see Farmer Coxie’s “Brownies” out in
Messrs. Flitcraft & Clark of the River
side dairy, left this week, for Ft. Morgan,
Colorado, where they will continue the
business. Here’s success to them in
their new home. The boys are rustlers
and of the tribe of Plli.
The Independents of Frontier and
Gosper counties have nominated our
friend D. L. McBride for representative,
and we are constrained to say that they
have made no mistake. Mr. McBride is
a conservative gentleman, of good native
ability, and withal a gentleman who
scorns the methods of a demagogue. He
is a “middle of the road’’kind of man,
who will always be found battling for
what he believes to be right, and we
hope he will be elected.—Hayes Center
Killing frosts will occur in many north -
ern sections from September 27th to
30th. This frost may penetrate south
ward as far as Oklahoma, Little Rock.
Memphis, Nashville and Raleigh. Along
and north of the 40th parallel all tender
plants should be protected at that time.
In the Ohio valley, tobacco planters
should be ready to cut their crops as
this frost will probably injure it. While
some cold weather may be expected iD
October and November, winter will come
late and the fall season average warmer
than usual. This, of course, does not
apply to every section but is the esti
mate of the general average for the
whole United States.—W. T. Foster.
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 is
good. No commission. We solicit ap
plications. Blanks furnished upon re
quest. Allen & Co.,
40 and 45 Broadway, New York.
Notice to the Public.
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. H. BERGE, Secretary.
Buy j'our tablets, inks and box papers
of L. W. McConnell & Co.
Patronize the Sunny Side Dairy of
Carson & West.
WE WANT CASH
. . .AT. . .
THE C. 0. I). STORE.
2 packages Javanese Coffee,(the best
package coffee on the market i.. . £ .45
6 bars White Russian soap.25
I good broom—a bargain. .15
1 package (12 boxes) parlor matches . 15
6 lbs. rolled oats. .25
4 lbs. XXX Soda or oyster crackers .25
Oil sardines, per can. .05
Mustard sardines, per can. .10
3 cans Blue Valley Sugar Con: .25
Hastings High Patent Flour. 1.00
The best uncolored Japan tea, that
cannot be equaled in McCook at
any price, per pound.45
Another grade, the same as you pay
50c for at other stores, only.. .35
2 lbs. evaporated apricots.25
2 lbs. evaporated peaches.25
J. W. McKENNA,
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