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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 30, 1895)
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FOURTEENTH YEAR. McCOUK , PEED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING AUGUST 30 , i895. NUMBER 15.
The Populist Convention.
' The Populists of Red Willow county
met in convention at the court house in
Indianola on last Saturday morning , be-
ing.called to order by Chairman I. M ,
Smith , who read the call for the convention -
vention , Seth T. Parsons was elected
temporary chairman ; A. R. Clark , temporary -
Following c o in ni i t t e e s were an-
nquuced : Order o f business-J. W.
Rowland , S. Bentley , James Everist.
Credentials John Broomfield , C. W.
Peters , J. C , Lafferty. Permanent or-
ganization-I. A. Sheridan , H. H. Pick-
ens , J. A. Hammond. Platform-E. J.
Mitchell , C. H , Boyle , Jacob Stenner.
The convention then adjourned to two
o'clock , .
The convention met after dinner as
per adjournment. The report of the
committee on permanent organization ,
making the temporary the permanent
organization , was accepted and adopted ;
as was also the report of the committee
t on credentials , which was as follows :
LIST OP DELEGATES.
i ALLIANCE-James H. McDowell , J. E.
li Rishel , Solomon Premier , Jackson Teeters , F.
jl Df. Williams , C. W. Peters. INDiANOLA-I.
' ' A. Sheridan , J. H. Berge , E. J. Mitchell , I. M.
Smith , Wtn. Taylor , C B , IIoag , Geo. Burt-
' DANnuRY-Otto Puelz , J. C. Lafferty , H. A.
. t Grahani , J. II. Everist , W. L. East. Box EL-
'b DER-1'at O'Conner ' , John Modrell , Sam New-
; i , ton. GERvER-V. J. Gathercole , R. A. Green ,
Sidney Dodge. CDLEIIAN-Robt Moore ,
James Ryan , Mike Coyle. PERRv-Frank
Real , John. Lorrels , George Ackerman , J. H.
1 MyersLEBANON - \ \ m. Porter.J. Adams , P.
B. Garrett , \\'m. Pennington. FRITSCH-
; James Carmichael , A. R. Clark , R. E. Hatch-
er , Andrew- Barber , Martin Rink. MissouM
' RIDGE-James Robinson , A. Brown , A. Reed ,
James Aooning. GRANT-\V. A. Gold , A.
\Veseh , Walter Rowland. REb WILLOW-J.
A. Hammond , R.J. Hadley , 'F. K. Quigley , R.
1-I. Thomas. BONDvILLE-John Broomfield ,
J. A. Carter , Nick Uhren , J. A. Schwarz , Wm.
Uerling. BEAVER-A. I . Bodwell , J o 1i n
1 hoinas , James Conner , R. W. Green , \V. A
Adams.VILLOW GROVE-C. H ; Boyle , J. C.
$ Ball , \\'m. Rollins , F. G. Lytle , Ben Lytle , B.
' Gockley , Geo. Rollins , G. A. Nfccolson , Thos.
Bales , S. H. Ifeard , Frank Rollins , R. Gordon -
don , A.V. . Utter. VALLEY GRANGE-Fl. H.
Pickens , F. Freelove. NORTH VALLEY-G.
1 F. Culver R C. Catlett , J. Walkington , J.V. .
Daniels , . Bentley. TYRONE-H. H. Horton -
ton , W. McTarnpart , L. J. Shippe , Ed. Farrell.
! DRIFTWOOD-1V. A. Holbrook , C. E. Boatman -
man , L. Stevens , C. S. Ferris. EAST VALLEY
-S. T. Parsons , J. Stenner , A. L. Enyeart ,
Chas. Hopt , J. S. Muntz.
The committee on order of business
made the following report , which was
I. Selecting of delegates to State and
Judicial conventions ; then nomination
of candidates for county officers.
2. The mode of nominating candidates
shall be in this wise : The chairman of
central committee shall call the precincts -
cincts , and each chairman of precinct
delegation name their candidate for
said office. An informal ballot shall
' then be taken in same manner , and
from the candidates receiving the highest -
est number of votes , the convention
shall then proceed to nominate by call
of precincts ,
3. The delegates to State convention
shall be chosen by acclamation.
4. The delegates to Judicial convention -
tion shall be named orally ; and from
the nominations made each precinct ,
1 through its chairman , shall vote as many
votes for the number of delegates we are
entitled to as each precinct has delegates -
! gates and the nine receiving the largest
t number of votes shall be declared
5. The county offices to be filled shall
be taken up iii the following order :
Coroner , surveyor , county judge , county
superintendent , clerk of district court ,
treasurer , county clerk , sheriff and corn-
6. County central committee to meet
after adjournment of convention.
The State delegates chosen are : I. A.
Sheridan , A. W. Utter , Frank Real , J. F.
Black , George Swartz , George hurt ,
George Niccolson , Sidney Dodge , James
The Judicial delegates : C. H. Boyle ,
H. H. Pickens , Thomas Bales , George
Burt , I. A. Sheridan , Robert , Thomas ,
Maurice Reddy , Ed. Lister , Andrew
Much of the afternoon session was
taken up in the selection of Judicial del-
Dr. J. DI. Brown and W. M , Rollins
were named for coroner. Rollins de-
dined and Brown was chosen by accla-
Andrew Barber was nominated forsur-
veyor by acclamation.
S. Bentley , Sidney Dodge , I.M. Smith ,
S.V. . Stilgebouer and J. W. Berge were
nominated for judge. Bentley and Berge
declined. The formal ballot stood :
Smith 54 , Lafferty 1S , Stilgebouer 22 ,
Dolph r , Smiths nomination was made
For superintendent Seth T. Parsons ,
J.-H. Bayston , G. C. Boatman , and Mrs ,
1 A. C. Teel were named , by informal bal-
lot. The second formal ballot gave :
i Parsons 59 , Bayston 21 , Boatman i.
Parsons was then made the unanimous
For clerk of district court , William
Hoppe , J.W. RowlandGeorge Sheppard ,
F. M. Williams , J. H , Bayston , Maurice
Reddy , C. H. Boyle and G. C. Boatman
were named. Boyle declined. The first
ballot was made formal and resulted in
the nomination of G. C. Boatman by 5i
votes , which was made unanimous. The
r ballot stood otherwise : Hoppe 3 , Rowland -
- land 15 , Sheppard 8 , Williams 6 , Bay-
stop 7 , Reddy 2.
J The first ballot for treasurer was
formal giving j. B. Meserve So and A. P.
kI Bodwell 6. On motion of Rollins sec-
'onded by Bodwell the nomination was
The first ballot for clerk was formal :
J. H. Bayston 19 , A. C. Black i5 , J.V. .
Rowland 8 , R , A. Green 48 , W , T. Lindsay -
say I , Maurice Reddy 3. Then ensued a
slumping to Green by changing votes of
precincts , and his nomination was finally
The informal ballot for sheriff gave :
E. B. Lister 31 , C. J. , Ryan 3o , J. R. Neel
29 , Ira Miller 5. Lister and Miller de-
clined. Candidates were called upon
for speeches. Neel was 'not present.
Ryan spoke in part as follows : "I come
'before the convention under peculiar
circumstances , but I am willing to state
where I stand : I stand upon a platform
for free coinage of silver 16 to r. I stand
for American institutions and the perpetuation -
petuation of our free public school system -
tem , and no religious tests for office. I
supported Silas A. Holcomb , the best
governor Nebraska ever had , and will
support your candidates , if nominated" .
Ryan was recalled and asked whether lie
would support the candidates if he was
riot nominated. He replied , "I have
said I come before you under peculiar
circumstances , and would not be drawn
into saying something that he did not
think right for a hundred offices. " The
first formal ballot stood same as infor-
nial. Lister again positively declined
and the second formal nominated Neel
by 7t votes , Ryan receiving 25.
The platform adopted is as follows :
The delegates of the Peoples' Independent
Party of Red Willow county , Nebraska , in
county convention assemble do hereby reaffirm -
affirm ur belief in the principles of the Omaha -
ha , and hereby pledge ourselves ted
d shouler to shouler in support of those
principles until they are in substance enacted
\Ve nledge ourselves' to the establishment
of the initiative and referendumi as a part of
our legislative system ; and we call upon the
people of all parties to unite with us to thus
take the power from the grasp of the politicians -
cians and restore it to the people.
We deniard the public ownership of public
utilities , as opposed to private monopolies.
We dmanthat congress shall submit to
the states , if necessary , an amendment to the
constitutin enabling congress to ass a law
providing fora gradated income tax.
\Ve viw with alarm the judicial usurpation
of power which is imprisoning labor leaders
anstriking down laor organizations by an
unprecedented uuse of injunctions in the hnds
of judicial autocrats.
\1'e are in favor of restoring silver to its former -
mer lace as money , with gold , as it was prior
to IS7 and favor e government issuing all
credit money , ased on the wealth of thna-
tion direct o the people , through its own
\Ve declare for a liberal service pension for
all honorably discharged Union soldiers and
sailors of the civil war.
We demand that the compensation of all
public ofticers be readjusted to conform to the
present condition of business interests ; that
all officers , both state and county , be paid a
reasonable salary and no more , in accordance
with the labor performed and skill required ,
and that all fees be turned into the general
fund , for state and county purposes.
We view with alarm the spread of the heresies -
sies promulgated by that relic of the dark
ages of religious persecution known as the
American Protective Association , and do not
hesitate to condemn it as a dangerous menace -
ace to the peace and welfare of our beloved
I. DI , Smith was re-elected chairman
of the county central committee.
The delegates of 'the Third commissioner -
sioner district nominated Jacob Ball for
commissioner by acclamation. Ad-
Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . Reddy.
Bearer precinct . . . . . . . . . .W.A.Minniear.
Bondville . . . . . . . . . . Broomfield.
Box Elder precinct..J. S. Modrell.
Coleman . . ' . . . . . . . . . . Moore.
Danbury precinct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E. B. Lister.
Driftwood precinct. . . . . . . . . . . . ) . H. Schmitz.
East Valley precinct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fritsch . . . . . . . . . . . Carmichael.
Geover precinct..R. A. Green.
Grant precinct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indianola precinct..I. Vander oort.
Lebanon precinct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C. E. Clark.
Missouri Ridge precinct..J. A. Robinson.
North Valley precinct..G. F. Culver.
Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Real.
Red \Villow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miller.
Tyrone precinct..L. J. Shippe.
Valley Grange precinct..W. C. Maxwell.
Willow Grove precinct..W. M. Rollins.
Machine oils at McConnell's.
In what condition is your tomahawk ?
The Barnett Lumber Co.have disposed
of their Trenton yard to F. C. Krotter
Gentlemen , fellow citizens , patriots !
the pie counter is omnipotent , and must
Mr. and Mrs , Michael Houlihan are
the parents of a baby boy , born on
A son was born to William Augustine
and wife , Thursday morning. Also an
heir \Villlam Huber and wife.
Stephen Belles , Jr. , captured third
place in the two-mile bicycle race at
Hastings , Tuesday , in very fast company.
A son came to gladden the hearts and
home of Mr , and Mrs.V. . M , Anderson ,
last Friday afternoon. .This is poor
weather for girls ,
At Parochowicz , Silesia , a boring has
just been completed of a 24-inch hole tea
a depth of 6,522 feet below the level of
It is the opinion of local wheelmen
that , with proper training and good
headwork , Stephen Belles , Jr. , will make
a world beater on a bicycle.
J. H. Bennett , this week , moved into
the J. F. Ganschow building , one door
north of his old stand. This gives him
large quarters and more convenient.
Area walls along J. F. Ganschow's
building and the Citizens bank building
on Dennison street , have been repaired ,
this week..They were washed in by the
severe rain a few weeks since.
The epigrammatic definition of the
new woman , that secured the prize offered
fered by the publishers of the "Gentle-
woman" was the following : "A fresh
darn on the original blue stocking" .
A newspaper has just been started in
London , which is printed on a postal
card. The first number has four illustrations -
trations , a comic tragedy , a fen jokes
-and puzzles and some advertisements.
Look at the date ony our paper after
your name and see if you are paid up to
date. If not , get ready to PAY up. The
crops are coming on in good shape now.
We want our pay and shall expect every ,
one to square up before the new year is
closed. Look to your mailing tag.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Awarded Gold Medal Midwinter Fair , San Francisco
County and State Fairs.
DEAR EDITOR-I : beg space for one
more appeal to the public in the interest
of our lairs. The society desires the-co-
operation of all our citizens and will do
all we can to offer inducements worthy
of your attendance. In addition to premiums -
miums already offered we will offer the
following special premiums :
For the best exhibition of horses and
colts owned by exhibitor.
For the best exhibition of horses and
colts , bred and owned by exhibitor.
For the best herd of beef cattle of any
age or breed.
For the best herd of young cattle , bred
and owned by exhibitor , of two years
old and younger.
For the best S head of cattle , bred and
owned by exhibitor.
For the best herd efrswine owned by
'For the best herd of swine , bred and
owned by exhibitor.
For the best display of poultry owned
For the best display of grain and seeds
raised by exhibitor.
For the best display of vegetables
raised by exhibitor.
For the best display of fruit raised by
Any or all of the above may compete
for regular premiums. The society is
arranging for some special attractions ,
such as foot races , ball games , bicycle
races , etc. Mr. Haywood will drive his
celebrated horse , Clegg Wright , an exhibition -
hibition mile , one or more days during
the fair. Stephen Belles , Jr. , has been
invited to give an exhibition of bicycle
riding. W. N. Rogers of Shadeland stock
farm will exhibit part of his famous herd
of Herefords , headed by Vincent , an animal -
mal weighing upward of a ton and a
quarter ; this animal was shown at the
world's fair and took the premium as
the largest Hereford bull on exhibition.
Every man , woman and child in the
county should see this fine herd of cattle.
So come to the fair and bring all the-
children. 'There will be a dining hall
oIi the grouuds'and no gamblingorpool
selling. Boys and girls bring your exhibits -
hibits , and farmers don't forget to compete -
pete for the windmill.
As regards our exhibit for the state
fair , let me add another appeal ; a little
help from many will insure success ; a
few , however diligent , can hardly suc-
ceed.Ve want to make agood showing
or none at all ; will you help us ? You
know what you have worthy to be shown ,
we do not. We want an abundance of
corn in the ear and on the stalk ; wheat ,
oats , barley and rye , threshed and in
the sheaf , and all other kinds of grain ,
native and tame grasses , potatoes , cabbage -
bage , beets , squashes , melons , pumpkins -
kins , tomatoes and all other vegetables ;
broom corn and sorghum in the stalk.
Parties wishing to enter any of the articles -
ticles furnished in the regular class must
write their name on a card and attach to
article , naming the variety , and we will
make the entry for you , collect any premium -
mium you may get and deliver the same
to you. We will probably be compelled
to ship the car from McCook on Wednesday -
day , and from Indianola on Thursday ,
the 12th day of September. The car
will be stopped at Indianola for the purpose -
pose of adding what is delivered here.
You may bring your donations when
you come to the fair , not later than early
Thursday morning , as the train will
leave here at Io:3o. : If you desire to deliver -
liver said articles previous to said date
they may be left with C. F. Babcock or
Elmer Rowell at McCook , or with myself -
self or postmaster at Indianola. Now
remember that a good exhibit will be a
help to our county , and a poor one a
damage. Respectfully ,
C.V. . BECK , Secretary.
Death of an Emigrant.
Last Saturday night , William H. Hale
died of consumption and was buried in
Longview cemetery on Sunday after.
noon. The deceased with his wife and
four young children were on their way
east overland from eastern Colorado tote
to Kansas City. They farmed in the
neighborhood of Gentry , Colorady , and
the grasshoppers got what was raised.
He became so seriously ill by the time
they reached here that they were forced
to camp on the suburbs a number of
days. Arrangements had been made on
the night lie died to have the sick man
proceed to Kansas City by rail. But
death ended the sad chapter. The deceased -
ceased was about 50 years of age.
A brother arrived from Kansas City ,
Monday night , who arranged for their
continuance on east , which was commenced -
menced on Tuesday. An effort was
made to dispose of some of their effects
at this place before continuing their
journey. 'Twas a pathetic case. The
last hours of the sick man were made as
comfortable as possible by people in the
neighborhood of where the family were
camped , the deceased being taken into
the borne of Mrs. Rhoads , where lie
Skipped the Town.
On Saturday evening , Messrs , Potter
S. Jewett of the Punch and Judy restaurant -
rant or lunch room turned over the. key
of their joint to 0. M , Knipple , and
vamoosed the city , leaving various and
sundry creditors in the soup in small
The chief capital stock of these fellows
was cheek , and they were not entitled
to credit from any man doing business
on business primciples ; so those who
contributed to their limited and unworthy -
worthy existence in our city , which is
already overstocked with restaurants ,
are not receiving much sympathy for
Machine oils at McConnell's.
Consult Holmes Bros. , the carpenters.
Syringa Blossoms Perfume at McMil-
Hail insurance in a good company
written by C. J. RYAi\ :
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Wor1d's Fair Highest Med.l and Diploma.
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
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MAYOR KELLEY is absent in Missouri
MARSHAL JORDAN is among the Hastings -
Miss ELLA ALLISON arrived in the
city , Tuesday evening.
MRS. E. E. Low'MAN is entertaining
two young nieces from Denver.
Miss MINNIE BOYLE is down front
Denver on a visit to the family.
Oscan RCSSELL is expected to arrive
from Casper , Wyoming , this week.
T. J. FLOVD of the Trenton Register
was a Commercial guest , Sunday night.
MRS. J. E. KELLEY arrived home ,
first of the week , from a prolonged visit.
CHARLES WEINTZ and wife are taking
in the state reunion at Hastings , this
LAWYER HARVEY of Lincoln was registered -
istered at the Commercial , Saturday
L.A.HURLBURT , our old coal oil Johnny -
ny , was up from Fairbury , fore part of
the week ,
B. F. TROXEL came in from Casper ,
Wyoming , Wednesday morning , on
some business matters.
MR. AND MRS. J. BURNETT arrived
home , Thursday morning , front California -
nia , where lie has been investigating the
merits of his gold mine.
MRS. Lou GRIGGS and Miss Grace
Hobson visited relatives and friends in
Hitchcock county , last week.
COMRADES IRWIN , Morrow , Bennett
and Predmore went down to the Hastings -
tings reunion , Tuesday evening.
MRS. H. H. TROTH and Miss Lillian
went up to Denver , first of the week , returning -
turning home on Thursday evening.
H. C. RIDER returned to Denver , Sunday -
day night , having disposed of considerable -
able 'farm and city property while here.
MICHAEL O'LEARY returned home on
Wednesday night , from having a time
with the soldier boys at the state reun-
MRS. H. P. WRITE and the children
were the guests of her sister at Cambridge -
bridge , Mrs. D. F. Neiswanger , last
REGISTER CAMPBELL , has b ee n
spending the week in Hastings. Mrs.
Campbell went down on Wednesday
J. T. MCCLURE , the Beaver City lawyer -
yer who may be the Populist nominee
for district judge , sojourned here over
night , Tuesday.
J.V. . HUPP drove over to Lebanon ,
first of the week. He reports that much
of the divide corn on the way has been
THOMAS LONERGAN came out from
Chicago , Monday night , and spent a
few days here on business. His bride
of a few months accompanied him.
MRS. A. BARNETT , who has been absent -
sent in the east for a few weeks , preparing -
ing and selecting her stock of fall millinery -
linery , arrived home , close of last week.
J , C. MOORS is over from Tyrone today -
day looking after his chances for the
Republican nomination for county su-
perintendent. He is making a canvass
of the precincts and is encouraged by
the outlook. He is a very deserving
Mrs. Rushworth , mother of Mr. William -
liam Valentine , superintendent of the
McCook public schools , passed quietly
from earth , yesterday afternoon shortly
after dinner , at the advanced age of 75
The departed had been long an in-
valid. She was cultured and highly es-
The remains were interred in Longview -
view cemetery of this city , this morning
at ten o'clock , from the residence. The
funeral was strictly private. Brief services -
vices at the grave were performed by
Rev Hart L. Preston.
Mr. Valentine has the tender and deep
sympathy of this community.
United in Heaven.
Wednesday of last week , death claimed -
ed one of the twin daughters of Mr , and
Mrs. Wesley Rozell of Coleman precinct.
But the remaining twin was not long for
this world , and on Sunday followed its
departed sister into the spirit world.
The remains of the little ones were both
interred in the burial ground connected
with Mt. Zion church of Coleman pre-
cinct. The bereaved parents have the
full and earnest sympathy of that neigh-
At the Pte Counter ,
The minor department of publicity
and promotion of the T : D , contains the
announcement of the pie eating Democratic -
cratic contingent to hold a mass convention -
vention in the city hall , Saturday afternoon -
noon , August 31 , 1895 , at two o'clock ,
for the ostensible purpose of electing
state delegates to Lincoln , and to place
a full county ticket in nomination ; and
to transact all other business which may
appear good for the cause and seemly.
[ No charge , ]
Vaccination and the Schools.
All pupils who did not procure certificates -
cates of vaccination from a physician or
from the superintendent's office are requested -
quested to do so before the opening of
the fall term. WM. VALENTINE ,
Elmer Rowell is endeavoring to raise
some cash among our business people
with which to help make a display of
Red Willow county's products at the
state fair in Omaha , September 13-20.
Certainly this matter is worth all the
encouragement in a financial way that
our business men and farmers can afford
to give it. This is no time to desert the
Planta few sunflowers for fuel , another -
er year. You will be surprised.
THE CHURCHES ,
[ Under this head sec invite the ministry of tier
Cityto contribute freely of any and all church news
of interest to theirvarious ormizations.l
The Episcopalians will hold a social
on the church lawn on the evening of
Thursday , September 12th. Ice cream
and cake will be served.
PEACH SoctAL-The ladies of the
Dorcas society will hold their regular
social-a Peach social-fu the Congregational -
tional church , next Tuesday evening.
METHODIST-Usual preaching services
morning and evening. Sunday school
and Epworth League at usual hours.
REV. A. G. FOR\IAN , Pastor.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL-The ladies of the
Baptist church will give an ice cream' '
social at the tent on Main street , Saturday -
day evening , to which all are cordially
CoNGREGATIONAL-Morning subject ,
"Fellowship" . Evening subject-
"Climbing up another way" . Endeavor
society topic , "Enthusiasr"-Leader ,
L. Roy Allen. Endeavor society meets
at 7 o'clock ; preaching at S o'clock.
Morning service followed by reception
of members and the Lord's supper.
HART L. PRESTON , pastor.
BAPTIST-Rev. Fuson front Omaha
came in on No. 3 , last night , and will 611
the Baptist pulpit in McConneli's hall ,
Sunday morning and evening. All
members of the church arc especially
urged to be present. Sunday school will
be held in the hall at the usual hour.
Prayer meeting at the home of Mrs.
Purvis , next Wednesday evening , at S o'-
clock. All our cordially invited to these
The union meeting of the Epworth
League and Christian Endeavor at the
Methodist church , last Sunday evening ,
attracted a large and interested audience.
This young peoples' phase of christian
work and life is getting to be one of the
most popular and helpful in the whole
christian economy. It should be warmly -
ly encouraged and jealously guarded and
directed by the older and more mature
The Corn Crop.
It is undeniable that the grand prospect -
pect for an unprecedented corn crop of
three weeks since has been in a large
measure destroyed by the dry and hot
weather of the past three weeks. It
must not be concluded from this statement -
ment that we will have no corn ; on the
contrary Red Willow county will produce -
duce many thousands of bushels of good
corn-but there is a large acreage over
the county of poor corn. While there
are doubtless many fields which will
produce from 25 to 50 bushels per acre
there are evidently more fields which
cannot yield more than 5 to 15 bushels
of corn per acre , and that not of a marketable -
ketable article. Then again many fields
will only make good fodder-this being
especially true of the late corn. The
early corn being the most productive
this year. Some localities which were
favored with opportune local showers
will have big corn. Other sections less
fortunate will have none. But taking
Red Willow county as a whole , there will
yet be considerable corn , some of which
the rain of Wednesday-almost a half
inch-will help fill out and mature. Had
90-day corn been generally planted , the
yield in the , county would have been
immensely increased , and THE TRIBUNE
hopes that our farmers will consider the
advantages of early corn , or 90-day corn ,
in planting another season. At least a
good percentage of next year's acreage
should be of 9o-day corn.
Of other crops , this year , we will have
a large hay yield , lots of potatoes and
vegetables generally , an abundance of
feed , some oats and wheat , pasturage is
fine , and while the superabundant prospect -
pect for corn has been destroyed , yet
Red Willow county will be in much better -
ter shape than many of our more wealthy -
thy eastern counties. We expected it to
be better. It might be much worse.
Had the rain come a week or ten days
earlier our corn cribs would have groaned
under a marvelous yield. But it didn't.
Yes , Have You ?
Have you tried White Bread Four ?
Have you tried Pure Kettle-Rendered
Have you tried Cotosuet ?
Have you tried our Choice Breakfast
Have you tried that Fine Herkimer
County Cheese ?
We handle all the above goods.
Silverware which we are giving away
to our customers is going rapidly ; make
your purchases now and select just what
you need. Watch for our clothing about
September 1st , will have greatest bargains -
gains ever known in McCook.
Fresh Boneless and Picnic Hams and
Bologna just in.
School Suits-Special offer until September -
tember 5th-Combination suits consisting -
ing o coat , two pairs of pants and cap.
Bring your boy and select now , make
small deposit , and we will hold suit for
you.Fine lot men's clothing just received.
MCCOoK MERCANTILE CO.
Mr. Haywood. writes me that he will
drive the great stallion , Clegg Wright ,
an exhibition mile over our track on
Wednesday of fair week. If the track
is right and the conditions favorable , he
will undertake to beat the track's record
of 2-24x. Anyway it will be an interesting -
esting exhibition. The handicap promises -
ises to be a hummer. Geo. Sayers of
Cambridge , Jno. Ramsay of Quick P.O. ,
Fred Porter of Lebanon , Chris. Vanden-
burg of Stockville , Otto Grass of India-
nola , and four others promised , ought to
make a race worth going miles to see.
Young Breece , too , promises to make
them all run some. I should like to see
some one attempt to pick a winner.
Next week , I hope to give the handicap
on each man- Chris , offers to start 3
yards behind the mark and "beat 'era
all" . We will begin the race on Wednesday -
nesday and finish it on Thursday , starting -
ing the winners of each heat together on
Thursday. , W. A. McCooL.
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Let Mo go to Nebraska.
Below follows a poem written , it is
supposed , by Fred Matthews , a well
known Ohio Hermit , now dead. It was
found inscribed in his handwriting on
some old paper aniongotltermanuscripts
iii his shanty. It was written in August ,
IS r , for the Mansfield ( Ohio )
and Banner , but we copy from the Ashland -
land ( Ohio ) Press : '
Let me go to Nebraska to that fair , firtik land ,
\Vltere the tall waving hickories in hundreds ;
And the forests ring with music of the lark
and crow ,
To my home in Nebraska , let me go , let me go.
Let me go to Nebraska , where the blue jay 1
does sing , i
dud oft with voice makes the hills and valleys -
leys ring ;
Where nothing's to molest her or check her
wild flow ,
To my ] tome inNebraska , let tie go , let nee go.
Let ate go to Nebraska where the prairie lien
(10th fly ,
And gaze on the clouds as they hurry by ,
For she will flit at our coming over , the hills
high or low ,
To my home in Nebraska , let me go , let me go.
Let the go to Nebraska ; they are happy there ,
I know ,
They are holding evening concerts , for I hear
thy music dow ,
For each bright-eyed lassie is looking up a
To my Iii Nebraska , let me go , let me go. ;
faille's greatest of all military spectacles -
cles , entitled the "Storming of Vicks-
burg" , will be presented tinder the management -
agement of the University club at the
amphitheater at Courtland Beach for
nine performances , commencing September -
tember 6. This picture is so much larger -
ger than Pompeii , which was on here
last last August , that the platform and
staging will have to be extended from
fifty to seventy feet. In fact it is going ,
to crowd things to get the whole twelve 4
acres of scetiery in the space set apart at
the beach for the spectacle. The artificial -
cial lake will have to be enlarged and
filled with water , so as to float the gunboats - '
boats and especially the great "Arkan-
sas" which is blown into Iooo pieces.
The bouibardment of the forts by the
gunboats is said to be one of the most
realistic spectacles ever put before the
public. To give an idea of the size it
maybe stated that instead ofoue "break"
that "Old Vesuvius" had in the destruction -
tion of Pompeii there are to be eleven in
the "Storming of Vicksburg" . Special
nights will be put on , by which the
management expects to make the grandest -
est military display ever presented iii
Omaha and expects to have all the military
itary organizations from neighboring .
cities to take part.-Omaha Bee , Aug. 22. ;
The Tobacco War.
The present war existing between the
big plug tobacco manufacturers is proving -
ing very interesting to the consumers ,
they being the only ones who are profiting -
ing by this war. The manufacturers are
unquestionably losing a great deal of
money , and , as far as we can see , the
whole cause of the war is on account of '
a brand of plug tobacco called "Battle
Ax" , which appears to he as powerful a
weapon as its name implies. The manufacturers - i
ufacturers ofBattle Ax. , claim it to be
the largest piece of high-grade goods
ever sold for the money. And the success -
cess of the brand , the enormous quantity
that is being sold , clearly demonstrates
that the consumers have not been slow
ill detecting the fact that they have a
bargain , This has caused the demand
for other heretofore popular brands to
be greatly diminished. Hence the present -
ent great tobacco war.
Less Than Half Rates to
Louisville , Ky. ,
Are offered by the Burlington route ,
Sept. Sth , 9th and Loth , on account of
the National Encampment of the G. A.
The Nebraska G. A. R. official train ,
will leave Lincoln at Izo p , m. , Monday -
day , Sept. 9th. Members of the W. R.
C. and the G. A. R , as well as the general -
al public , will find this train by far the
most desirable means of reaching the
Encampment , as it goes through to
Louisville without change of cars.
Tickets , sleeping car reservations and
full information on application to any
agent of the B. S M. R. R. or to J. Francis -
cis , G. P. 8t T. A. , Omaha , Neb. 2ts.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Clute welcomed
another son at their home , last Saturday
IT'S A BOY.
In spite of prophesying ,
It's a boy ;
Of praying and of crying ,
It's a boy
His baby eves are beaming ,
His golden hair is gleaming -
( He surely isn't dreaming ! )
It's a boy !
THE TRIBUNE suggests that Andy and
Grover make a trade.
State fair , Omaha , September t3 to 20.
Straight- democratic state convention ,
Lincoln. September 5.
Peoples' Independent judicial convention -
tion , 14th Nebraska district , McCook ,
Republican judicial convention , 14th
Nebraska districtMcCookSeptember IS ,
Red Willow county fair , Indianola ,
September 9 , IO II , 12.
McCook Public Schools.
Fall term opens Monday , September
2d. Examinations for admission will be
held at to a. m. , Saturday , August 3lst ,
at high school building. All pupils are
required by law to be provided with a
certificate of vaccination.
\VM. VALENTINE , Superintendent.
House For Rent.
A new five-room dwelling on north
Madison street , corner of Dudley. In-
P. A. WELLS.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest Award. _ .
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