The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, February 21, 1896, Image 1

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( Facts About Kaffir Corn , A Half-
Brother of King Corn.
A recent issue of the Chicago Tribune
t was almost entirely devoted to red Kaffir
t corn , giving testimony from seven dif-
e fereut states including Nebraska , where
} ' , i , the crop has been tried in an experimental -
mental way , with the most satisfactory
I results. If these reports are'to be cred-
; t ited , Indian corn must abdicate in favor
I of King Kaffir and that , too , speedily.
Kaffir corn will not only equal Indian
corn in good corn countries but in arid
,1 and semi-arid regions it will thrive when
Indian corn utterly fails. The state of
! ' Kansas has experimented on a large
{ , ' j scale with this corn and has demonstra-
ti ( I ted that drouth does not stunt or dwarf
1 , its growth and that it will average as a
4 certainty from forty to seventy bushels
1 to the acre. Asa consequence the Kaffir
rr - will become the staple corn product of
I Kansas , Numerous
satisfactory experi-
. uieuts have also been made in Nebraska
this year , notably in Kearney comity ,
where the average yield was forty-five
i bushels. In South Dakota it has done
well and produced a large crop w here
4 . other crops were almost a total failure
account of drouth. A
i on Kearney coun-
1 i - ty farmer , whose corn took first premium '
at the county fair , writes thus :
? ' The seed costs five cents per pound ,
on the average , although the best sells
' for seven cents a pound. In quantities
f of lee pounds or over. It only requires
I from five to seven pounds to plant an
acre , and about half a bushel to sow for
hay , better than sorghum , as it is not
so sweet and does not sour as much. It
j ! is far better for horses than sorghum ,
? The joints of the red Kaffir corn are entirely -
tirely covered with two thicknesses of
1 , leaves and do not show the joints like
! sorghum.
i , If , then , the faith of those who have
j tried this Kaffir corn counts for anything ,
! it seems destined to become a valuable
' product in the west , where drouth is the
rule and not the exception. The value
of alfalfa has been pretty thoroughly ad-
) 11 vertised , and it is to be a very desirable
product. Withi it may cone an awakened -
ed interest in Kaffir corn , as these two
, seem to be the only things that can
r withstand the drouths and be made to
produce crops in almost any season.
A Phonograph Concert.
e , 1 0ia Tuesday evening , Febrnary 25th ,
the famous Laing Bros. will give a Phon-
ograplr concert in the A. 0. U. W. hall ,
under auspices of McCook lodge No. I ,
Star of Jupiter.
The instrument they will use is not
the ordinary "talking machine , " but is
capable of singing in the human voice
. ' \ loud enough to be heard in the largest
r halls.
The Laing Bros , have given some ISoo
concerts in the United States and Cana-
ada , and with great success.
The concert will commence at eight
o'clock. The prices of admission are :
25 and 15 cents.
A Painful Accident.
t V Monday morning , E. J. Wilcox met
1 with an accident while cleaning a bicycle -
cycle , which may yet lose him the first
joint of the first finger on his right hand.
He and H. P. Sutton were on
the wheel , illr. Wilcox was cleaning the
t chain while the rear wheel was rapidly
revolving. AcMdentally his right hand
1 passed onto the sprocket wheel , and the
r , p end of his finger was taken off as with a
j. U cleaver. He at once went to Dr. Gage's
officeTor treatment ; the end of the finger
was replaced and it is hoped that it
; , will reunite with the injured member.
It was a painful and unusual accident.
! 1\ ° A Growing Star.
L\ At the regular meeting of the Star of
; { Jupiter on Monday evening , z4 new applications -
plications for membership were received
j and approved. There were a number of
initiations , and the transaction of regular -
lar business.
, After the business of the evening was
J disposed of those present indulged in a
L spread with social trimmings. This social -
cial feature is growing in popularity and
' c ability to please an instruct , and is one of
the winning cards in the quite unusual
growth of the order.
I R Tuesday evening at St. Patrick's
4 church , Rev. J. W. Hickey united in
1 in marriage Mr. Walter J. Hickling and
! Mrs , Sarah Smith. Mr. Hickling is a
i i well known young farmer who has lived
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a few miles north of McCook ever since
. the city was started. The bride is a
i daughter of John Real , one of Perry
r precinct's leading farmers and citizens.
THE TRIBUNE adds its best wishes
and congratulatigns.
A New Series of Stock.
On the 20th of this month a new series
1 - , . of stock was opened in the McCook Co-
II operative Building and Savings associa-
ciation. Parties desiring to take stock
in the association should see the secretary -
tary , F. A. Pennell , in the First National
i , bank , for particulars.
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MIss ED1TII MEYERS is assisting in
DR. GUNN was called to Arapahoe ,
last Friday , on professional business ,
W. S. MORLAN went down to Lincoln ,
Monday night-on countyseat business.
bank was in Lincoln , Sunday , on business -
ness ,
MRS. W. S. MORLAN left , Wednesday
morning , on a visit to her sister , Mrs.
Gage ,
MRS. LoUIs LOWMAN arrived home ,
first of the week , from visiting her sister
in Lincoln. '
was the guest of T. M , Mundy , the early
part of the week.
REEs HEATON is visiting friends over
in Curtis , this week. He rode over , Sunday -
day , on his bicycle.
E. E. LOWUAN drove up into Hitchcock -
cock county yesterday , spreading the
news of their fire sale.
HARRY BARBAZETTE arrived home ,
Wednesday evening , from his trip to
Cripple Creek , Colorado ,
C , B , GRAY drove down onto the Beaver -
er , yesterday , distributing advertising
matter for Lowman & Son.
JOSEPH SPOTTs was in the eastern
part of the county , yesterday , advertising -
ing the Lowman fire sale.
J. E. KELLEY went down to Lincoln
and Beatrice , Friday night last , returning -
ing home on Monday evening.
BAYSTON participated in the teachers'
association meeting , last Saturday.
Rev. J. W. KmIMEL of Leavenworth ,
Kansas , was in the city , yesterday , look-
fug afterhis property interests here , and
meeting old time friends.
J. 14. LUNDY , who has been in Denver
doing special work for a number of
Chicago-dailies , visited his uncle , W. S.
Morlan , this week , briefly , on his way
\VI'ILIAi1rSUESS , formerly of our
city , late of Herndon , Kansas , has moved
back to the neighborhood of Cretewhere
he made his home before coming to
western Nebraska. .
MARSHALL. CALDWELL is back shaking -
ing hands with old acquaintances. He
has rented a large farm near McCook
and will try his fortune there for the
summer of 1896.-Indian Creek cor. Ben-
kelman News.
C. L.DEGROFP left for the east on No.
2 , yesterday morning , to make his purchases -
chases for the spring and summer trade.
Little Anna accompanied him as far as
Milo , Iowa , where she will remain until
his return from Chicago.
National Bank of Lincoln and Cashier
Callihan of the Bank of Benkelman were
business visitors rat the city , Tuesday.
We understand hat Mr. Harwood is
now more closely associated with the
Citizen's bank of our city , a fact our
people wilt all learn with satisfaction.
Too Many Attractions.
The soiree bY the Ladies' Guild , Monday -
day evening , did not receive all the patronage -
ronage hoped for , doubtless on account
of the many other attractions of this
week. The , affair was held in the Babcock -
cock building , as the Meeker building
had been rented by Lowman & Son in
the mean time. It Was u repetition of
the programme of last week , and was
intended for Mardi Gras evening-but
the date had to be changed by reason of
the McIntyre lecture.
Culbertson Is Saved.
We understand that Mayor Kelley ,
Prof. Tom Wilkinson and Marshal Jordan -
dan organized a lodge of the A. P. A. at
Culbertson , Tuesday evening of this
week. So that the consecrated cactus
clump of chaos at the mouth of the
classic Frenchman may now be considered -
ered safe from our fire-eating Catholic
friends to that burg and vicinity. Let
us pray.
Plenty of Farms for Rent.
A number of good farms for rent.
Call early and get your choice. Apply
to P. A. WELLS over Citizens bank.
Equity Term , March 10.
Ari equity term of district court in and
for Red Willow county will be held on
Thursday , March Loth. No jury.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Price 25 cents.
McConnell's Balsam cures'coughs. .
Price 25 cents.
Try McConnell's Balsam for that
cough. Price 255 cents.
Michael Travers Is Found With a
Gaping Wound in His Breast
and a Crushed Skull.
Sometime during Tuesday , Michael
Travers , a bachelor about forty years of
age who has been living on a farm up in
Perry precinct , about eight miles northwest -
west of McCook , was brutally murdered ,
the assassin leaving his remains to the
will of beasts on the manure , pile near
the stable in the canyon where the foul
deed was perpetrated.
The last seen of Travers , who lives
alone , was on Monday evening. As he
was not seen about the farm on Tuesday
or Wednesday morning , and as there
seemed to besomethrng unusual in the
appearance of things , a neighbor , C. W.
Lepper , went over to the Travers farm
on Wednesday afternoon , finding the
body of the murdered man as above des-
cribed. Mr. Lepper and son notified
other neighbors and word was brought
to this city and the coroner notified. At
this time it was not dreamed that a frightful -
ful murder had been committed.
Coroner Brown , Sheriff Neel and County -
ty Attorney Keys drove up to the scene
of the murder , Thursday afternoon. A
jury was empanelled composed of B. F.
Olcott , P. 0. Connor , T. F. Ryan , John
N.SutithW.A.Stewart , Henry Corcoran ,
and witnesses were summoned and examined -
amined , the inquiry lasting all last night ,
to the end that the jury came to the
unanimous conclusion that Michael
Travers was , on the 18th day of this
month , foully murdered by Edward Lor
enz , a young man of about 20 years of
age who lives near the Travers farm and
was an intimate associate of the deceas-
The dead man was shot through the
heart and then his skull was crushed by
blows from the stock of the gun used in
the murder. Many circumstances were
adduced in the coroner's inquiry of a
very suspicious and damaging character
against young Lorenz.
Robbery doubtless attracted the guilty
one to Travers' house , and to avoid capture -
ture or detection was perhaps the motive
for the.horrible deed. , . . ,
The suspected young maii was brought
to this city this morningbYSheriff Neel ,
in irons.
Arrangements have notyet been made
for the preliminary trial , which will
shortly follow.
The remains of the murdered man
were horribly mutilated by animals before -
fore the body tivas discovered.
This is the most frightful deed ever
committed in Red Willow county , and
has aroused great excitement in that
As we go to press we learn that arrangements -
rangements have been made for a pre-
lumnary hearing of the case to commence -
mence this afternoon. County Attorney
Keys for the state , and Farington Power
of Wells & Power for the prisoner.
No arrangements have yet been made
for the burial of the victim , awaiting
word from relatives.
Under the Irrigation Law.
In the matter of the claim of R. P.
James for water for milling purposes the
state board of irrigation has ordered
the claimant to give notice within ninety
days of his intention to make proof. Mr.
James appears for the Champion roller
mills and claims water from the Frenchman -
man river. The alleged priority of his
claim dates from December 31st , 1887 ,
upon which date the mill was first operated -
ated , but now the board requires him to
give notice to each legal appropriator of
water above the mill whose priority is
subsequent to December 31 , 1887. A
hearing will then be had and if proof is.
not made by Mr. James his claim will be
The board has dismissed the contest
of the Republican River Irrigation company -
pany against J. R. Phelan and others ,
instituted for the purpose of proving
rights claimed by the contestant to the
water of Rock creek , a tributary of the
Arickaree fork of the Republican. Only
one witness testified and as his evidence
was ofa negative nature the contest was
In the contest of Andrew Carson
against the McCook Irrigating and Water -
er Power company , a Culbertson company -
pany , other companies and a host of individuals -
dividuals , the board has decided that
Mr. Carson did construct a ditch and
water was applied to a beneficial use during -
ing the year 1889 and that the evidence
does not support the contention that the
ditch has since been abandoned. This
being the case the board denies the application -
plication of interveners who claimed to
be riparian proprietors along the Frenchman -
man river , a tributary of the Republican
river , and contended that Mr. Carson
had no right to divert water from the
Republican river for irrigation purposes.
The board does not deem it necessary to
decide other questions raised.
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Commencing tonight services will be
held in St. Patrick's church , every Friday -
day evening , during Lent , commencing
at 8 o'clock.
CATHOLIC-Mass at 8 o'clock a , m.
High mass and sermon at Io:3o , a , m. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 , p. m.
All are cordially welcome ,
REV , J.V. . HICKEY , Pastor ,
METHODIST-Sunday school at to ,
preaching at It , Junior league at 3 , Bible
study at 3:45 , Epworth league at 7.
Preaching at 8 ; subject-"Fighting the
Devil from a Gospel standpoint.
J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL-Rev. A. S , Houston -
ton of Indianola will preach morning and
evening. Sunday school at Io o'clock ;
Endeavor at 7 o'clock , Mabel Perry ,
leader , , A cordial invitation is extended
to all , HART L. PRESTON , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL-Services will be held at
the Episcopal church , January 12tH and
every alternate Sunday at it a. m. and
8 p , m. Sunday school at to a. nn. every
Sunday. Ladies' Guild meets every
Wednesday evening after the 7:3o : ser-
BAPTIST-Services in McConnell Hall ,
Bible School at 10 a. m , Usual preach _
ing morning and evening. B. Y. P. U.
at 7 p. m. , John Selby , leader , Prayer
nieeting.Tbursday evening , at 7:30 : in
the roonis fronting the hall. A very
cordial invitation is extended all to at-
tend. G. P. FUsoN , Pastor.
r -Any items under this heading will he gladly
received from those in the service by the publisher.
Sam Wilde has sold one of his houses
to W. H. Rankin.
Agent Magner's night helper , Mr.
Chambers , has gone to Oxford ,
Agent Koontz of Palisade passed
through McCook , Tuesday evening , on
his way east on a visit.
Mrs. J. E. Robinson and Mrs. David
agner left on Tuesday evening for Hol-
, eke , Colorado , on a visit to friends.
I Trainmaster Josselyn of Orleans came
up to western division headquarters on
last Friday night , on business of his official -
cial place.
Mrs. J. W. Hclliday of Lyons , Colorado -
do , was a passenger on No , 4 , Friday
evening last , on her way to eastern Nebraska -
braska on a visit.
Dispatcher R. B , Simmonds and little
daughter Florence returned home , last
Friday evening , from a flying visit to the
city on the lake.
Dr. and Mrs. E. T. Waters went in to
Omaha , Saturday night. The doctor remained -
mained only a few days , but Mrs. Waters
will visit a sister a number of weeks.
C. W. Britt of the store house was in
Denver , Saturday , to consult a doctor in
regard to his throat , which has been
causing liini some pain and annoyance
for some time.
The company is putting up an itit-
mense amount of fine ice which is being
harvested at Arapahoe. It is about 15
inches thick , clear and solid. The company -
pany is housing the ice all the way along
the line from Oxford to Denver.
According to Chicago advices , announcement -
nouncement has been made at Pullman
Palace Car company headquarters that
the company would vigorously fight all
attempts at reduction by national legislation -
lation of the prices of sleeping car
berths. What else could be expected ?
Robert Mcintyre's Lecture.
The Methodist church was well filled ,
Tuesday evening , with an eager , expectant -
ant audience to hear Rev. Robert Mclii-
tyre's lecture on "Buttoned Up People" .
It is perhaps unnecessary to state that
the'audience was for the most part delighted -
lighted with the wit , humor , pathos and
fine sentiments uttered by the eloquent
gentleman. The points scored by the
lecturer were splendid and in a number
ofinstances he carried his hearers with
him in a perfect avalanche of oratory
and word-painting of high order.
The morals to be drawn , and the advice -
vice given by the speaker were too profitable -
able to be lost or missed.
As a whole the lecture was a happy
hit a the foibles of humanity and an
earnest plea for a change-for an unbot-
toning of the heart and lips-of the people
to each other in life-not to wait for a
post mortem inspiration to say the kindly -
ly word and do the helpful deed.
Cobb Bros. Concert.
The six Cobb Bros. will hold a concert
in the opera house on Monday evening
next , February 24th. They promise a
musical treat. Tickets 25c. and 35C. For
sale at McConnell's.
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Reorganizes and Relncorporates
With a Strong Directorate
and List of Stock-
It is with pleasure and gratification
that we announce the-reorganization and
reincorporation of the Citizens bank of
our city , the pioneer banking establishment -
ment of McCook , which has safely weathered -
ered all the storms and vicissitudes of
the past four or five troulllesome years
in the financial world and of local crop
failures in the bargain.
This week this staunch bank has been
greatly strengthened by the addition to
its directorate and list of stockholders
of such well known and substantial men
as N. S. Harwood , president of the First
National bank of Lincoln ; Oscar Calli-
han , cashier of the Bank of Benkelman ;
and Henry T. Church , the Red Willow
cattleman. It is especially encouraging
to observe such a man as President Har-
wood exercising his confidence in our
city by becoming a director and stockholder -
holder in one of our banking houses ,
thus adding strength and maturity in
financial matters to a never-failing confidence -
fidence in western Nebraska.
The officers of the bank will remain as
before the reorganization : President
Franklin and Cashier Ebert , who have
so long and successfully managed the
bank , will still be at the helm , a guarantee -
tee of its conservative and safe conduct.
It is a matter of gratification and encouragement -
couragement , and of congratulation as
well , to the city and the bank in common -
mon , and it is with pleasure that we
mention this stimulating occurrence in
our local banking circles.
No Word From the Case.
No word has been received front ( lie
county seat case which was to have come
up in the supreme court on the 19th.
This is the winter of the plumbers'
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Price 25 cents.
They are arranging to build a school
house in district No. 9t , up in Frontier
county. - -
Au original widow's pension has been
granted to Mrs. Elizabeth A. Wilson of
Work is progressing on the new court
house for Gosper county in the county
seat at Elwood.
Do you want some building association
stock ? A new series is now open. See
Secretary Pennell.
Red Willow announces tile opening of
her poor house to those needing public
care and maintenance.
All doubt of the country being safe is
now removed. Assurance has been made
doubly sure. Let us be thankful-its no
Buy one of those Self-cleaning Diamond -
mend Rrater Filters at F. D. Burgess'
plumbing establishment. They are sun-
pie , cheap and fill the bill completely.
The New England dinner and supper
by the ladies of the Methodist church ,
February 22d , will be held in the flab-
cock building. Remember the change
of location.
The Six Cobh Bros. promise an enjoyable -
able vocal and instrumental concert in
the opera house on the evening of Monday -
day , February 24th. Tickets on sale at
McConnell's. Popular prices , 25 and 35
The professional card of Messrs. Wells
& Power , attorneys , appears in this issue.
They are well equipped ; will do a general -
eral practice in the state and federal
courts. Have in office a stenographer
and notary. Office , over the Citizens
Their Loss Adjusted.
The work of adjusting the loss on the
stock of L. Lowman & Son by their
recent fire was satisfactorily finished on
last Saturday and the adjusters left for
the easton the evening train. Lowman
& Son took the salvage on the stockand
the remainder in cash.
Messrs. Lowman & Son have rented
the store rooms in the Meeker-Phillips
building , where they are now engaged
in closing out the stock saved out of the
fire. Theirold quarters will be repaired
at once , which will take up three or four
weeks time.
Fifteen ( r5) ) cents will buy a box of
nice writing paper at this office , con-
taming 24 sheets of paper and 24 envelopes -
opes ,
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Price 25 cents.
Try McConnell's Balsam for that
cough. Price 25 cents.
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
"Trifles light as air are to the jealous
proof as strong as Holy Writ" .
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A "pull" is more to be desired than
gold , yea than much fine gold.
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Reverend Robert McIntyre thinks that
the meanest , mangiest "buttoned up"
devil in the world is the religious bigot.
Do I heara second ?
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I am not specially fond of blood letting
or strangulation , but the , chronic Monroe -
roe doctrinefiend needs oie ; or both des-
perately. The bellicose crank needs a
new subject.
The average American's cup of joy is
in no wise full or running over now unless -
less lie or she is in enough secret organizations -
izations to make an engagement out for ;
every night in the week and two on Sun-
day. We Americans are woefully prodigal -
igal of our time and opportunities.
Too many parsons follow the proposition -
tion that "fear of the Lord is the beginning -
ning of wisdom" , hence the numerous
nauseating and heart-rending death-bed
scenes etc. winch punctuate the average
sermon , and make the hearers fiercely
desire to commit homocide. Mistaken
and gloom-deepening and -dispensing
parson , God is love , too.
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This west land is now facing an anon- i
ely : In an age of widest freedom and
liberty of thought and action-political ,
civil , religious anl social-it is subject
to an influenza of race prejudice and religious -
ligious proscription which would have
peculiarly graced and adorned the dark
ages , but is sadly out of consonance with
the enlightenment of the 19th century-
the noonday light tineof the ages-and ;
makes of patriotism a tinkling cymbal.
0 , tempera ! 0 , stores !
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Since Robert McIntyre has "unbutton-
ed" himself we may confidently expect
ruore demonstrative exhibitions of love
among our citizenship , in life-and the
people no longer "buttoning up" their
expressions and sentiments of affection
and sympathy for exclusive postniortein
use. And do we look for the devil of
selfishness to flee away ? It is one thing
to be delighted with the clever utterance
ofa noble and lofty sentiment-quite another -
other to make a profitable application
and practical use of the same. The rich
reward is in the application and eexcise.
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I am strongly impressed with the wisdom -
dom and economy of a certain zealous
propaganda , in that it is "after a certain
historic hierarchy and not after the laity
or their faith" . You will note how much
easier and less expensive it is to wage an
exterminating warfare at bong range
against those terrible fellows , Leo and
Satolli ; than it is to annihilate your
Catholic neighbors , whose hopes and
fears , joys and sorrows are iii common
with your own. Then again , it is much
easier to arouse prejudice 811(1 bigotry
against the intangible "hierarchy" than
against home people whose patriotism
and loyalty and virtue equals your own.
"A live dog is better than a dead lion" ,
is somewhat oriental iii inportuid practice -
tice ; and yet this occidental land is not
exempt from a sentiment akin. Perhaps ,
"Time king is dead' „ "Long live the
king" , is more apropos. How soon , for
instance , is the displaced office-holder
bereft of his halo of power and prestige -
tige ! And with what equal celerity is
the common and obscure citizen enthroned -
throned when he is summoned from the
honorable walks of life to a humble official -
cial position. We stand in awe of the
"Lord's anointed" , but pounce upon the
master man by tine grace of God in civil
life with impunity and ghoulish gleam
and both pedal extremities.
The thought has often occurred to me
that if Christian people would desist
from fighting each other ; the devil would
have to shut up shop and go out of busi-
ness-go into the hands of a receiver , as
it were , indefinitely-and ; the millen-
fum would dawn presently. This idea
of harmony and unity might be carried
out and on into everything effecting man
for good or ill. Discord and division are
the right bowers of the devil and the
demagogue the world over , and have
been since the dawn of history. Through
them the purposes of men are ever
defeated and their strength-unity-dis-
sipated. Thus are the forces of progress
separated and whipped in detail. When
will common humanity learn the lesson
of union and harmony ? It means success
in nation , state , and commnnity.
You can't keep house without one of
those Diamond Water Filters. See Bur-
gess. They are a household necessity.
It is marvelous in its operation purifyi i
ing drinking water , i
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