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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 30, 1896)
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M By F. M. K1MMELL.
H SI.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
H REPUBLICAN TICKET.
H For President ,
H William McKinley of Ohio.
| For Vice President ,
H Garrktt A. IIouart of New Jersey.
| For Presidential Electors ,
H „ _ At Large J. E. Houtz of Lancaster
M At Larye F.J Sandilek of Saline
1 First District A.J. Burnham of Nemaha
H Second District A.C.FosriiRof Douglas
fffffffffffj Third District..Solomon Draper of Knox
H Fourth District G. A. Derby of Seward
H Fifth District. . . .J. L. McFhbely of Kearney
H Sixth District M. L. Friese of Valley
H For Congressman Fifth District ,
| William E. Andrews of Adams County.
H For Governor ,
* * * * * * *
* J. II. MacColl of Dawson County.
H For Lieutenant Governor ,
| Orlando Tuft of Cass County.
H For Secretary of State ,
H J. A. Piter of Harlan County.
H For State Auditor ,
| P. 0.11 edlund of Phelps County.
| For State Treasurer ,
| C. E. Casey of Pawnee County.
H For Attorney General ,
1 A. S. Churchill of Douglas County.
H For State Superintendent ,
| II. R. Coriiett of York County.
H For Commissioner Lands and Buildings ,
H II. C. Kusski.l of Colfax County.
H For Supreme Judge 4 years ,
* * * * * * * *
* Robkkt Ryan of Lancaster County.
H For Supreme Judge 2 years ,
B N. P. KiNKAID of Holt County.
| For University Regent ,
B W. G. Whitmore of Douglas County.
| For Senator , 29th District ,
HHBh Ed. N. Allen , of Furnas.
| For Representative 65th District ,
* * * * * *
* R. P. High of Lebanon Precinct.
| For County Attorney ,
H Harlow W. Keyes of Indian ola Precinct.
H For Commissioner First District ,
H | Alex. D. Johnston of Valley Grange Prec.
H A long pull , a .strong pull and a pull
H altogether , and Nebraska will be iu line
H orMcKinley next Tuesday.
H R. P. High has been one of Red Wi-
B low county's most active and faithful Republicans -
| publicans and deserves well of the voters
| of the party on next Tuesday.
H Ole Hedlund will not be a tail-ender
B on his ticket. Ole is all right and has
fl warm supporters all over the state who
fcC - are making him voters right along.
HB The "little parson" has made a gal-
B laut fight , and can look forward to next
VMVMVB Tuesday's election with great confidence.
VMVMVC No man deserves a reelection more
MVMK worthily than he.
' L L L Lmk It cannot be denied : R. P. High is ex-
H B ceptionally well qualified in body and
H flf mind to make a capable representative ,
B and he deserves a strong support on the
I HB part of Red Willow voters.
HHHHB HE. ' *
LS The usual warnings to voters are curBS -
BS rent. They are unnecessary , almost , in
L L L L S a state wherein the average of illiterac ) *
B is as small as it is iu Nebraska. Most
L L L L K voters can read and think and act for
K themselves , next Tuesday.
L L L L R As a successful farmer and stockman
H [ A. D.Johnston has gathered the business
B tact and ability to discharge the duties of
B ' county commissioner with credit and suc-
S cess. He is an old resident and thorough-
BB ly acquainted with the needs and require-
B ments of the county.
LB Every voter should vote on the differ-
Bf cnt amendments to be submitted at the
K coming election. Most of them are need-
B'ed and should carry. Vote for them. If
B an } ' seem to be undesirable , after careful
b inspection of the same , vote no. But
H vote on each and all of them. Express
k your sentiments.
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B The probability is that Congressman
K Andrews will lead all others in Red Wil-
K low county. He is deservedly popular
B with his constituents in this county , as
H § well as all over the Filth district ; and
S especially strong with the old soldiers , in
C whose behalf he has been especially cn-
H ergetic and persistent.
Bk Chairman Post announces that he won't
J be happy if the Republicans of Nebraska
f don't have at least iS.ooo votes to spare
B PB &t the coming election. He is confident
BBBB that the entire Republican ticket will be
BBBB successful , and if the majority shall ex-
BBBBBjceed theabove amount he will not demur
BBBB or file any objections.
B B.N. Allen has made a short campaign ,
BBBB but a winning one. He has grown into
BBBB popularity and the confidence of all that
B have met him , in his brief swinging
B around over the district , and his chances
BBBB • of election ba good plurality have im-
BBBBC proved and strengthened daily. He will
B make a creditableenergetic state senator ,
L L B too.
BBBBE Harlow W. Keyes has made Red Wil-
B l ° w county a conservative , conscientious
B and pains-taking county attorney. His
B record recommends him to the voters.
BBBBE of the county most highly. It has been
L L HL clean , careful and devoid of errors. Al
B together he has made an official of which
B' the people may be proud , and in whom
BBBB the people may we.ll . continue their con-
BB B B BB
Importance of the Amendments.
The twelve constitutional amendments
submitted to the voters of Nebraska for
ratification at the coming election , are
designed to effect a revision of the state
constitution at those points wjiere revis
ion has become imperative. The pro
posed amendments , with but one or two
exceptions , ought to encounter no oppo
sition whatever , because they are srictly
in line with constitutional development
since 1875 , when Nebraska's fundamental
law was framed. In fact it is not oppo
sition to the proposed amendments that
threatens to defeat them , but rather the
danger that the indifference of the voter
may preventhim altogether irom express
ing himself on the question of their ad
The necessity of voting for the consti
tutional amendments cannot be too
strongly impressed upon the people. If
they will only reflect what the failure of
these amendments means they cannot
help appreciating their importance.
There are only two ways of revising the
constitution one by amendments sub
mitted by the legislature , the other
through a constitutional convention. If
the people neglect to effect revision by
the ratification of pending amendments
we will be forced to call a constitutional
Calling a constitutional convention
means a lax upon the people of not less
than $150,000. The expense may be
much greater. It means besides that
needless agitation of new issues and dis
traction from business at a time when
the people of this state should be bend
ing all energies toward building up and
developing its resources. The agitation
could not but prove damaging to every
interest and the delay in remedying the
defects of the present constitution would
be both costly and injurious to the pub
lic interests. Bee.
See to This , Voters.
Voters will see to it that no job is put
up on them in any precinct in Red Wil
low county this election. Keep tab on
every judge who goes into the booth to
mark another man's ballot. It is the
judge's duty to write on the back of the
ballot that he marked it at the voter's
request , giving the voter's name and also
his own , and the other judges should see
that it is done or refuse to accept the bal
lot. Keep a man at the polls to look
after these things.
The voting place in Bondville precinct will
be the old John Hall house.
Word comes from A.L. Miller and wife.who
are now located near King City , Mo. , that they
like the country down there very much.
C. E. Matthews spoke to the people , politi
cally , at Ash Creek school house , on Tuesday
evening. He ably handled the subjects , con
sidering the weak foundation.
The school is progressing nicely under the
management of Miss Clara Ilappersett. We
learn that a German school is to be opened ,
in a short time , about two miles southwest ,
which will cut down our school considerably.
Orrie and Leva Williams returned , Sunday ,
from a ten days visit in Alliance precinct and
near Freedom , Frontier county. They report
a pleasant fime. While there they attended a
rousing Republican rally at Freedom , Con
gressman Andrews being the speaker.
Wm. Divine has no acres in fall grain.
Russell Corner left , Monday evening , tor
Iowa , to spend the winter with his grand
A. B. Taylor , of East Tennessee , stayed with
William Coleman on Tuesday and Tuesday
night. He was looking over the country with
a view of locating.
J. and W. Remp of Poweshiek county , Iowa ,
were looking over this town , Monday , and
were well pleased with the lay of the country ,
and are thinking of buying some land.
There is more than twice the area sown to
fall grain this fall than usual , and it is looking
more promising than it has been for many
years ; at this time of year , and the rain and
snow of Wednesday afternoon and night , and
Thursday is just right for it.
There will be a social and supper at the
house of Wm. Nicklas , one-half mile north of
the Coleman school house on Friday evening ,
Nov. 6th , for the benefitof the Rev. W. O. Nor-
val , who has preached so earnestly and faith
fully all summer at the above school house.
Admission and supper , 15 cents for adults ; 10
cents for children. Everybody invited to come
out and fill up and have a good time.
Dr. Z. L. Kay.
Office , rooms 4 and 5 over Leach's
jewelry store. Residence , room 21 ,
Notwithstanding the hard times , S.M.
Cochran & Co. are keeping a complete
line of general hardware. See them be
Mrs. O. Frost was an Indianola visitor , Mon
J. C. Gammill was in Bartley , Monday , and
took the train for Gosper County in the even
E. E. Smith , our popular stockman , paid 3c.
for hogs , Wednesday , having previously con
traded for them at that figure.
Rev. P. C. Johnson of Chester , Neb. , was
shaking hands with friends in Bartley , Tues.
day , and spoke on the issues of the campaign
from a Republican standpoint in Indianola ,
Tuesday evening , many of our own citizens
attending. The Elder is a favorite in politics
as well as the ministry , and spoke honestly
and clearly for what he believed to be good
Wednesday , the Republican club of Bartley
beautifully decorated College hall with flags
and bunting in anticipation of a speech from
Judge Strawn of Omaha. The meeting was
called to order by Committeeman A. G. Dole
and after a song by the Bartley Glee club the
audience arose and was led in prayer by Rev.
G. B. Mayfield. I Ion. J. W. Dolan talked very
earnestly on the money question for a shoit
time and then feelingly addressed the old sol
diers. Hi ably and earnestly showed them
what the principles were they fought for , and
how by voting for that illustrious hero , that
princely statesman , their comrade , Wm. McKinley -
Kinley , they could best be maintained. Hon.
John J. Lamborn then addressed the meeting
for a short time and very ably showed why
the hard times , which he attributed ( and
proved ) the direct cause of the repeal of the
McKinley bill , and ably showed why the el
ection of McKinley and the carrying out of
Republican principles would bring a return
of prosperity. At this point of the meeting
Judge Strawn entered , he being late by reason
of a misunderstanding , expecting to speak in
the evening. He was at once called on by
Lamboin , Keyes and others and gave one of
the best , most earnest , patriotic speeches we
have had the pleasure of listening to. He
touched briefly on the money question but con-
fined'his remarks chiefly to that part or plank
in the Democratic platform which denounces
Federal interference with "state rights" . He
refered to history , when Jackson that peer
less American whom the Democrats love and
refer to told Calhoun if he resisted federal
authority he would hang him , and drew its
parallel with the necessity of Cleveland's in
terference in Chicago. And yet the plank re
ferred to denounces the right of the act. And
now in closing this correspondence the last
before , election your correspondent hopes
that all voters will honestly and earnestly con
sider the great issue at stake , the platform of
the two parties , and then when carefully , hon
estly considered , look to history for the guide
of the future and we have no fear that the Re
publican principles will triumph on Novem
C. T. Eller ciiculatcd in these parts Monday
on political business.
Eugene Dunham and family visited with
W. A. llolbrook Sunday.
Jake Crocker is down near Indianola this
week , helping his brother build a sod house.
0. L. Thompson tpoke on political issues at
the Fowler school house , Wednesday evening.
Clifford Dunham drove over into Hitchcock
county , Saturday , on a visit , returning Stiiiday
Messrs. Don Thompson and Samuel Ellis ,
Jr. , and Misses Dora Ellis and Mae Thompson
spent Sunday afternoon at J. II. Wade's.
As election day draws near the politician is
very busy. Those who are undecided which
way to vote should make a careful study of the
case , and we are sure if they will listen to con
science and not to prejudice , they will .surely
vote right. A ballot cast for McKinley and
Hobart and the "Little Parson" is the proper
Mrs. James McCIung visited friends in Stock-
ville , last week.
Chairman and Mrs. E. A. Sexson spent
Tuesday in McCook.
Mrs. C. E. Eldred of McCook visited in this
burg , early in the week.
Mrs. William McCallum was the gue-t of
McCook friends , Tuesday.
Captain A. T. King and E. S. Hill participa
ted in the Republican Valley at McCook , Fri
E. L. Dennis was among the many from
here that took in the great rally in McCook ,
Colonel Phillips attended district court in
McCook , Tuesday. We violate no confidence
in stating that Jasper did not take his lunch
with him , as witnesseth his beautiful , Spencer-
ian chirography on the register of the hotel
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COUNTING THE COST.i i
ECONOMY IN MANAGEMENT OF THE
N Foundation to tlio Fergbnal Claim *
Made by Gov. Hnlconib Itepabllcun Of- '
ficlnlA Have Kntlre Control o * Stxte In
stitutions nn < l the Dinbursemeutof romls.
The claim made by Governor Hoi-
comb that he has saved $200,000 to thej
state during his term of office by reason
of his economical administration of state !
affairs will not stand even the most su- |
perflcial investigation. In the first place , ;
there has been no such saving. In the.
second place , the governor has nothing
whatever to do with the expenditure of
state moneys. The governor appoints
the heads of all state institutions except'
the two industrial schools , which ure
appointed by the board of public lands
and buildings ; commander of soldiers'
home at Milford , appointed by above
board and approved by the governor , *
and superintendents of indnstrial homo
at Milford , and home of the friendless
at Lincoln , appointed by a board of
Supplies for all institutions are pur
chased by the board of purchase and
supplies ? consisting of the governor as
chairman , commissioner of public lauds
and buildiugs as secretary , the secre
tary of state , attorney general and state
treasurer at present four republicans
and 0110 popn'ist. The law requires that
the secrctaiy of the board shall adver
tise for bids , that the board shall meet
on the first day of oaoh quarter , and
that bids shall then be opened and con
tracts awarded to lowest responsible
bidder. The contracts for supplies are
then enfoiced by the board of public
lauds and buildings , of which the gov
ernor is nor a member.
Section 19 of the constitution defines
the powers and duties of the board of
public lands and buildings as having
charge and supervision of all buildings ,
grounds and lands of the state , and all
institutions except those for educational
The legislature of 1877 ( section three
revised statutes ) under the heading.
"Custody of Buildings , " gave force to
the above provision. Under the head
ing , "Disbursements ot Funds" ( sec
tion four ) , the statute says : "Tho said
board shall have power , under the re
striction of this act , to direct the gen
eral management of all the said institu
tions and be responsible for the proper
disbursements of the funds appropriated
for their maintenance , " etc. Under
section six the board is given power to
pass upon accounts of the "public offi
cers" or heads of these institutions.
Under section ( i , the board having passed
upon accounts , the auditor is directed to
issue warrants in payment thereof.
Thus it will be seen that the governor
has nothing at all to do with the control
or management of state institutions , or
the auditing , approving or payment of
bills contracted , those duties being en
tirely within rhe scope of the board of
public lauds and buildings , of which he
is not even a member. But if Gov.
Holcomb is correct when he states that
the sum of $200,000 has been sa red dnr :
ing his administration , the credit would
be due to the board of public lands and
buildings. This board would be glad to
have the credit for the saving. The
fact is , however , that the appropriations
are barely sufficient for the luuuing ex
penses of the state and state institu
tions , and with six month. * of the bien
nial period yet to run it may appear
that they are insufficient. Still the
board believes that by the practice of
economy in all directions , in keeping
with the policy of the past two years ,
the appropriations will be made to suf
The legislature of 1603 appropriated
$792,610 for expenses of state govern
ment and institutions. The legislature
of 1893 appropriated § 780 , 70. A saving
it will be noticed , of $12,000.
It is true , too , . that there are more
people to care for tban over before , and
this is done with a smaller appropria
tion. A comparison of cost of supplies
during three years shows that a con-
sdprablr ? aviug has been effected.
For instance :
Luiupi- was worth ; .70 in 1893
ami $2.99 111 l-Sflo Other grades about
Men's shoes in 1S93 were $2. ti. Iu
189 ? and If-OIL only 9(5 ( cents and $1.10.
"W imiMi * • 'hoes in 1693 were $1.77 , in
1890 only $1.10.
Coffee 1893. 2'c. per lb. ; 1800 , J5l < .
Svrup 1893. 23c to 27c per gal. ; 189(5 ( ,
Sugar Extra C , 1893 , $5 40 per cwt. ;
189(5 ( , $4.99. Granulated , 1893 , § 3.90 per
cwt. ; 189G , $4.99.
All wool suits in 1893 cost $ S.00 , now
Muslin and flour unchanged.
The reader wiil thus see how the
greater number of people can be cared
for in 1893 and 1890 at less expense.
Some people may think it is a light
thing to misleaa the public for political
purposes , but the members of the board
of public lands and buildings would
rather tell the truth than be governors.
The records of the several offices in
the state house occupied by republicans
are always open to the public for inspec
tion during office hours , and the board
invites inspection. Each official is ready
at any and all times to account for bis
Nebraska's Man of Destiny.
Hon. Jack MacColl , the man whom
destiny has selected to be the next gov
ernor of Nebraska , is a fine , whole
souled gentleman , who makes friends
wherever he goes , and if he only had
the time to travel all over the state , not
only every republican , but every intelli
gent democrat , would vote for him. He
is an earnest , sincere man , honest in
every fiber of his being , aud will make
an ideal governor of this great com
monwealth. Let every republican aud
every democrat who loves the state and
wishes to see it prosper vote , for Jack
MacColl. Syracuse Journal. j
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Cook. Error from Red Willow county. Re
versed and remanded. Opinion by Judge
This action was begun in the name of A. II.
Andrews & Co. , the firm name , without the
further statement that the firm was organized
to do business in this state , or giving the indi
vidual names of the members of the firm. The
defect in the petition , in the particular indi
cated , did not render it , for that reason , open
to attack by general demurrer. ( Sanborn &
Follett vs. Hale , 12 Nebraska , 318. )
2. A school district of the class involved in
this action cannot contract an indebtedness
for furnishing the school building , and issue , as
evidence of that indebtedness , warrants or or
ders payable to a party or his order and at
stated intervals after date , with interest at a
certain rate provided for in the terms of the
instruments. Any such instruments are invalid ,
3. It is provided in the law enacted for the
government of school districts of the class of
the-one herein sued : "That all accounts shall
be audited by the secretary , approved by a
committee to be styled the committee on
claims , and no expenditure greater than S200
shall be voted by the board except in accord
ance with the provisions of a written contract ;
nor shall any money be appropriated out of
the school fund , except on a recorded affirma
tive vole of a majority of the members of the
board , and said account and the records of
said hoard in cities of the first class shall at all
limes be subject to the inspection and exam
ination of the auditor of such city. Held , that
the presentation of a claim on account of the
secretary or committee on claims was not a
precedent to the commencement of an action
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Baker of Hartley visited
relatives here last week.
We expect election here on or about next
Tuesday , if the weather is favorable.
John Flury has rented the old Neave pl.ice
of J. C. Moore for a period of three years.
The action of the annual Conference in re
turning Rev. Chrysler for another year meets
with general approval.
Judge Keyes and R. I * . High addressed the
people here Friday evening. There was a
good attendance and the speaking was got d-
We have a large line
Wall Paper at hard
times prices. L. W.
McConnell & Co.
Miss Rose Alhrecht came cut home on a H
visit , last Sunday , from the city of McCook. M
Annie Jtcll was out in the country visiting a H
couple of weeks. She went home last Satur j H
Miss Hessie Goodenherger visited with Mrs. ' j H
Mary Pratt and mother , Mrs. Sigwing , l.ibt J
Rev. J. M. Hell preached at the Pleasant ! H
Prairie school house , last Sunday ; he will L L LW
preach every two weeks at 3 o'clock p. m |
All are invited. |
County Superintendent Carnahan visited L L LW
the Pleasant Prairie school house , first of the |
the week. He said he was glad that we arc H
patriotic enough to have a flag waving over H
the school house. H
On Monday night , October 19th , Samuel j H
Ellis and Sidney Dodge made a reply to Prof. j H
Valentine at the Pleasant Prairie school house L L Lw
The Cedar Bluffs glee club was up and gave H
us some good songs. H
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