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E \ \ SIXTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JULY 30 , 1897. NUMBER 11 \
H lA IRRELEVANT AND IMMATERIAL.
H jr * "Happiness , " said Browning , "is the
? | kiss of onegir.l" But times are chang-
P M e' arul tnstes (1iffer- Some people
H | | would measure felicity by the numerous
\ kisses of many girls ; assuming , to be
r \ sure , that osculation is happiness.
$ V T
K To those accustomed to life among the
i I lofty , gray and austere peaks of True Art
j\ what acute pain it must be to have to
f dwell and labor and perspire down here
# among the hoi polloi , the greasy burgeois
Jf of this ignorant , conventional old world.
K ft § It seems like yoking Pegasus with a
H A > "Rock } * Mountain canary" ; like laying
BM h\ on Misery more than he can bear. It is
H \ \ \ the very refinement of cruelty.
Wi ' Y V V
B ' / The author of these Spasms under-
fl h stands that the Class Poet of 'g5 has
fl 1 % determined to make a trip of discovery
fl f and investigation to the North Pole. As
HlfMjr the water route and the balloon have in
flff numerous instances proven untrust-
fll / worth } ' and failures , he has decided to
1J \ first construct a staudard-guage , double-
Hfl | > track railway to that mid-summer Eldo-
H | | rado. He is being encouraged to be-
B \ lieve that as a summer resort it can be
H'rfff made to easily distance all comers and
H I | knock as cold as a wedge all competit-
H iL ors. He fancies an electric light plant
H „ can be made to pa } ' adult dividends on
K * * ( " "heavily watered stock up there at least
K six months in the year. There are some
fi u other attractive , even startling particu-
B Vfef i lars that he does not wish made known
H iR i Just nowou " can a ord to wait for
I Sr them.
I \ V V T V
H \ Rather than seeking to centralize
H ) \ power , concentrate wealth and corner
V &t opportunit3' , asis unfortunately too much
Bf $ the tendency of this day , it should be the
fl IK highest endeavor of the thoughtful , pa-
B \Jt triotic citizen to labor unselfishly to
H \ secure the widest and fairest diffusion of
fl 5jP wealth , power and opportunity among
H | j [ the sons of men. It were better and
fl jK , wiser that 25,000 workingmen should
m % t have a comfortable income than that a
m B , Rockefeller's annual income shall reach
m p the stupendous sum of over eight mil-
H & lions of dollars. I marvel when I hear
v pious people quote , "For ye have the
Ht ? " 5 > poor always with you , " as an excuse for
B T \ upholding and encouraging the cou-
Bi tinuance and growth of such an erroneous
V- system. Let us both recognize and prac-
b tice faith in the brotherhood of man and
B the fatherhood of God.
Hf\ T T T
vlc We of the agricolous press take pleas-
H % ure constantly in priding ourselves on
K\ what we term independent journalism.
Kf'A It may come to us as an acute disappoint-
| P ( ment , but the truth is that genuine independence -
\ dependence in iiewspaperdom exists
Hjv ) inore in theory- and imagination than in
H fact , and that an untrammeled editor and
m lL publisher isindeed a rare bird. At a din-
m % ner given the members of the press in
B M New York some time ago , a journalist
HjHr \ was called upon to reply to the toast ,
H % • 'An Independent Press. " Knowing we
, have no independent press among the
H % powerful papers of the nation , he for a
H long time refused to reply , but being
Ki F insisted on to do so , said : "There is no
PJB such thing in America as an independent
HMe press , unless it is out in the country
T \ towns. You are all slaves. You know
t < it and I know it. There is not one of you
H % who dares express an honest opinion. If
H f you express it , you know beforehand
H $ that it will not appear in print. I am
P l paid $150 a week for keeping honest
§ < . opinions out of the papers I am connect-
PJP/\ ed with. Others of you are paid similar
wMg ? salaries for doing similar things. If I
D should allow honest opinions to be print-
PM\ ed in one issue of my paper , like Othello ,
B E my occupation would be gone. The
M J | man who would be so foolish as to write
HP honest opinions would be out on the
I streets looking for another job. Th.e
H\ business of leading journalists is to disH -
H \ tort the truth , to prevent , to villify , to
tf r fawn at the feet of mammon and to sell
PV his country and his race for his daily
PL bread , or for what is about the same ,
U\ his salary. You know this , and I know
H * it , and what foolery to be toasting an
Ba independent press. We are the tools and
B vassals of the rich men behind the screen.
B * We are jumping jacks. They pull the
Hi string and we dance. Our time , our tal-
Ms ent , our possibilities , are all the property
K of other men. We are intellectual pros-
Rl titutes. "
I 'ith the thermometer at 102 in the
Ii shade and 'steen hundred in the sun ,
I Tfe , threats of a coal famine have no terrors
Lr\ for the sturdy , kiln-dried Nebraskan.
m Machine oil , 25c. per gallon , atMcMil-
% len's drug store.
m Machine oils , 25c. per gallon at Mc-
Wt Connell's. "
I V Hammocks at McMUlen's drug store. J' '
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
Mrs.J.F.Kenyon was a Hastings vis
itor , Thursda } ' .
Mrs. Frank Harris is visiting
friends in Denver.
Mrs. M. E. Horner returned from
Denver close of last week.
Mrs. Emerson Hanson returned
home on 5 , Saturday night.
Will Fowler returned , Monday
night , from a trip to Denver.
Mrs. McCarl and Blanche went up to
Denver on a visit. Tuesday night.
Dr. W. A. DeMay of Danbur } ' was
a brief business visitor , Friday last.
F. I. Foss , the well known Crete law
yer , was a city visitor , fore end of the
Mrs. W. D. Beyrer returned home ,
Sunday night on 3. Mr. Beyrer met her
GEORGE Leach and Rufus Carlton
rode over to Oberlin and back on their
bikes , Sunday.
E. O. Scott and Gary Dole , two of
Bartley's finest , were in the citr on busi
ness-pleasure , Tuesday.
Mrs. A. P. Bonnet and Mr. Bonnot's
father arrived from Eau Claire , Wiscon
sin , Thursday evening.
Editor J. C. Harlan of the Cam
bridge Kaleidoscope was in our midst ,
briefly , Saturday evening.
Mrs. L. D. Gockley came up from
Holbrook , Saturday , and is the guest of
her daughter , Mrs R. J. Predmore.
William Hiersekorn , one of the
solid Beaver farmers , was over to the
count } ' seat , on business , Wednesday.
Frank Dobson and Leon Clark re
turned , Monday night , from a visit to
Denver and the mountains of a few days.
Miss Edna Meserve returned to Lin
coln , Saturday night , after a two weeks
visit here with her sister , Mrs. F. M.
Miss Belle Willoughby of Hast
ings , who has been visiting Conductor
W. H. Brown's family for a few weeks ,
returned to Hastings , Tuesday night.
Miss KiTTiE Stangland will teach
the North Divide school , coming term ,
Miss Jennie Goheen having resigned that
position to teach the primary in Bartley.
NEWT. Augustine and wife departed
on Saturday last for Grand Island , where
he has purchased a barber shop. Many
friends wish him success in his new
Mrs. C. E. POPE has been entertain
ing her sister. Miss Delia Mowbray of
Lincoln , who came up , last Friday even
ing , from Oxford , where she has been
Mrs.William Perrine of Bird City ,
Kansas , is in the city , guest of her sister ,
Mrs. George Elbert. She will also visit
in eastern Nebraska and Illinois before
Mrs. Z. L. Kay and Jud left on Mon
day for Joplin , Missouri , and other
points , to visit relatives during the rest
of the summer vacation. They will also
visit in Kansas City , Nashville and Chi
Dr. A. H. Thomas of Trenton spent
a lew hours in the valley's finest , Mon
day evening. He had just received his
commission as postmaster at Trenton
and expected to assume charge on Sat
Miss Alice Rogers of Princeton.Mis-
souri , was the guest of Mrs. E.C. Ballew ,
this week ; leaving for home this morn
ing. Miss Rogers was en route home
from the Endeavor convention in San
REV.C. A. Hale did not occupy the
Methodist pulpit.Sunday. He was taken
sick at the hotel , Saturday night and re
turned home to Holdrege on 2 , the fol
lowing morning , much to the dissap-
pointment of many.
Mrs. J. W. Holliday , mother and
sister passed through here , Monday
night , for Lincoln. They were taking
the mother , who had been up at Lyons
for her health , home again. The change
of climate was not helpful in her case.
Miss LOTTA STOVER , who has been
visiting her sister , Mrs. R. H. Chrysler ,
in Wilsonville returned home close of ;
last week. Speaking of an Epworth
League entertainment the Wilsonville
Review says : The recitation by Miss I
Lottie Stover , of McCook , especially
deserves favorable mention. While Miss 1
Stover does not pose as an elocutionist ,
her delivery is superior to that of those
one generally hears. I
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The City Council.
The city council was in regular session ,
Monday evening ; all councilmen pre
sent and President Perry in chair. Min
utes of last meeting approved.
Following claims were allowed and
warrants ordered issued :
Ed. Jordan $ 60.00
C. G. Coglizer 51-75
C. B. Gray 25.00
Lincoln Land Co 425.00
J. S. LeHew 12.50
Report of City Treasurer Wilcox read
and placed on file. It shows the finan
cial condition of the city to be , July 26 ,
1897 , as follows :
Cash on hand $ i42-35
Registered Warrants 87.17
Balance $55 .iS
Cash in Occupation Fund $283.28
Cash in Donation Fund 745
Cash in Cemetery Fund 127.75
Cash in Fire Fund 272.46
Water Fund warrants registered. S50.00
Cash on hand 80.96
Overdrawn 769 04
Light Fund warrants registered. . 652.00
Cash on hand 72.44
Overdrawn „ 579-56
City Hall Fund warrants regist'd 210.00
Cash on hand 54.60
Overdrawn 155-5 °
The amount of unpaid warrants
is $ i,799-17
This shows the amouut of cash
on hand to be $ i i ° 7-99
Overdrawn $691. iS
Will Co as a Post.
J..K. Barnes Post , G. A. R. , at its reg
ular meeting , Saturday the 24th inst. , de
cided to attend the Indianola district
reunion , September 7th to 10th , as a
post. Arrangements will be made to ac
commodate all old soldiers , their wid
ows , Sons and Daughters of Veterans ,
Woman's Relief Corps , or as many as
see fit to attend. The post earnestly so
licits every old soldier to make an extra
effort to be present and make the Indian
ola meeting a grand success. Remember
that you made history and are the living
witnesses of the great struggle for hu
Pleasing and Creditable.
The literary-musical entertainment
given in the Congregational church ,
Tuesday evening , by the children of the
Junior Christian Endeavor , was a pleas
ing and creditable affair for the little
ones. There was a fair attendance and
theyouthful Endeavorers netted a neat
profit. Mrs. T. B. Campbell and Miss
Maud Cordeal assisted them in the prep
aration and performance. All may be
An Enjoyable Social Time.
On account of sickness and other un-
forseen circumstances , the program an
nounced for Monday evening's session of
the Star of Jupiter did not materialize.
Nevertheless , the attendance was quite
large , notwithstanding the heat , and a
lively social time was had just the same.
It is expected that the committee will
be more fortunate , next week , and that
an entertaining program will be duly
An Unfortunate Fall.
Saturday evening , Mrs. C. C. Ingalls ,
mother of Mrs. A. S. Campbell , had the
misfortune to fall from a hammock and
fracture and dislocate her left arm at the
wrist. Dr. Gage promptly rendered the
surgical services , and it is hoped that
the injury will rapidly disappear without
any deformity , which is not uncommon
with fractures at the wrist among older
Almost One-Half Higher.
The wheat market opened here , Sat
urday , almost one-half higher than last
year. The price paid by local dealers
for new wheat , Saturday , was 50 cents
a bushel. The market opened , lastyear ,
with the low price of 35 cents a bushel.
With a large crop , this will make a big
difference to our farmers. The price
may go up , too.
House for Rent.
Cosy cottage for rent , one block east
Df Congregational church. Apply to
Mrs. Archibald , one block west of West
Ward school house.
Working clothes , such as overalls ,
jumpers and shirts , at (
The Famous Clothing Co.
Have been into look '
you at Selby's 5
harness at the "Bee Hive" ? 1
Machine oils , from 25c. to $1.60 per
gallon at McConnell's.
Machine oil , 25c. per gallon , atMcMil-
len's drug store. 1
Machine oils , 25c. per gallon at Mc
Donnell's , i
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Methodist Sunday school at 10.
Preaching at 11 and S by Dr. J. W.
Bowlus of Orleans. Epworth League at 7.
J. A. Badcon , Pastor.
German Methodist Regular ser
vices at 9 o'clock , every Sunday morn
ing , in the South McCook Methodist
church ; services in German.
Rev. M. Herrmann.
Catholic Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. m. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
Rev. J. W. Hickey , Pastor.
Episcopal Morning service at 11:00.
Evening service at 8:00. Sunday school
at 10:00 a. m. Evensong on Wednesdays
at S p. m. A. F. Morgan ,
R. A. RUSSELL , Assistant.
Christian Services every alternate
Sunday , commencing with the first Sun
day in May at 11 and 7:30 o'clock in
McConnell hall. Sunday school every
Sunday at 10 o'clock.
Elder C. P. Evans , Pastor.
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
Orders of sale have been issued in the
following cases : Lamborn vs. Finch.
Walsworth vs. LaRue. Lovitt vs. M.
Droll. Hocknell vs. Sprague. Clark vs.
A. Droll. McCook Building Association
vs. Daugherty. Reed vs. C. Loomis.
Beck vs. King. Lamborn vs. Wirt. State
Bank of Indianola vs. Warfield. Church
vs. A. O. U. W. Temple Association.
Berry vs. Gordon. Oliver vs. Minniear.
Loomis vs. Anderson. Johnson vs. Pear
son. Seeley vs. Lang. Van Vliet vs.
Reed. Vering vs. McDonald. Union
Trust Co. vs. Harbor.
The suit of Francis Cain vs. Robert
Moore , for labor , continued until August
Will of Ray G. Dye was filed for pro
That new "high geared" bike of County
Clerk Green's is a "scorcher" and no
Masses Rittenhouse and Irwin are em
ployed in the county clerk's office writing -
ing iip S. R. Smith's abstract books.
The A. O. U. W. association chattels
recently seized under execution from
the county court will be offered for sale
on August 6th , 1897 , at one o'clock.
jne personal taxes on the Commer
cial hotel furniture for the years 1892-3-5 ,
amounting to $ i6S. 5S , costs $15.11 , were
paid on Tuesday by Robert Byers , under
Speed Programme. "
The following is the speed program to
be pulled off at the Red Willow county
fair to be held at Indianola , September
TUESDAY , SEPTEMBER 14.
No. 1 Trotting or pacing race ,
2:25 class $150.00
No. 2 Running race , one-half
WEDNESDAY , SEPTEMBER 15.
No. 3 Trot or pace , 3:00 minute
No. 4 Running race , one-fouuth
No. 5 Running race , one-half
THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER l6.
No. 6 Trot or pace , free-for-all. . $200.00
No. 7 Runningrace , sixfurlongs , 100.00
No. S Trot or pace , for colts two
years old or under , one-half mile
For full particulars write Secretary
McCool for the same at Indianola.
Dr. J. W. Bowlus is announced to de
liver two lectures here next week. On
Monday "Electricity and Its Force. "
The Tuesday evening subject has not
been announced. Both lectures will be
delivered in the Methodist church. Ad
mission for adults , 20c. Children at half
The Rev. A. F. . Morgan of Kearney ,
General Missionary of S. W. Nebraska ,
will visit St. Alban's Episcopal church
on Sunday next and will celebrate the
Holy Eucharist and preach morning and
evening. A cordial invitation is exten
ded to all to attend.
It is no violation of private or public
confidence to state that the backbone of ;
winter has been broken , this week.
Hence we hasten to make the announce
ment. Specimens of the shattered ver
tebrae will be exhibited on application .
to all doubting Thomases.
Kinghorn , Ball and Masters hauled out
their new threshing machine , Wednesday
Staple stationery , best quality at low-
: st prices , at The Tribune office. i
Nebraska the Best.
For the benefit of some of the doubt
ing Thomases we wish to call the atten
tion of our readers to facts concerning
Nebraska that cannot be questioned.
The extreme western part of Nebraska
is not supposed to be an agricultural
section , not because the land is not rich
enough , but because rains are not fre
quent enough to produce a crop every
year. Yet it is one of the best range
sections to be found on account of the
rich buffalo grass. Taking the year
around it is better than blue grass and
the climate is such that it takes very lit
tle feed through the winter , and there
are very few sections where alfalfa or
some good forage plant cannot be raised
to keep stock through what few bad
days there are in the winter. Now when
we consider that western Nebraska is in
and adjacent to a range section , and that
middle and eastern Nebraska cannot be
beaten as an agricultural section it is
plain that we can do what no other
state except Kansas can do , and that is
to raise our own cattle and feed them.
We are feeding or have been feeding
more cattle this last winter and spring
than at any time in the past. Where
farmers had the right kind of cattle and
fed intelligently they have made from
25 to 35 cents on their corn. This is
much better than selling corn from 10
to 15 cents.
All things considered , no state in the
Union offers such inducements as Ne
braska. Hastiugs Democrat.
Instantly Killed by Lightning.
Monday afternoon , during a rain storm ,
John W. , the seventeen-year old son of
William H. Barger of Coleman precinct ,
about twelve miles northwestofMcCook ,
was struck by lightning and instantly
killed. Two other sons , Earl and Char
lie , were near by and were shocked by
the same bolt , which also stunned a
horse. The boys were between the house
and well at the time and near a barb
wire fence , and it is supposed that the
fatal current came from the fence.
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. J. M.Bell in the Methodist church ,
Tuesday afternoon , after which the re
mains were buried in Longview ceme
Many attended the services and num
erous beautiful floral tributes attested to
the high regard in which the deceased
The bereaved family have the deep
and sincere sympathy of everybody in
their sad and sudden bereavement.
The deceased was a grandson of Mrs.
M. E. Barger of our city.
At McCook , August 2 and 3.
Dr. Bowlus delivered his second lec
ture at the Baptist church Tuesday even
ing. The lecture was listened to by a
crowded house. It lasted an hour , and
never were the people of this city given
as interesting talk as this. His lecture ,
interspersed with funny jokes enough to
arouse the sleepy ones , was full of
thought and instruction from the begin
ning to the close , and those who missed
hearing him , missed something that
they will probably never be able to get.
His third lecture will be Thursday night ,
July 22on the electric light and the X-ray
which will be the most interesting of all.
The Red Cloud Nation.
Came Near Being Serious.
Mrs. H. H. Berry has been having
quite a time with an ankle , slightly in
jured by her some time ago , but to which
she at the time attached no importance.
She narrowly escaped blood poisoning ;
and after the wound had healed up , the
doctor found it necessary to reopen the
same and scrape the bone , on account of
some foreign substance that had gotten
into the wound.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our profound grat
itude to all the kind friends for the many
beautiful flowers and for all their acts of
with the funeral of our dear one so sud
denly and tragically taken from us.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Barger. 1 '
Mrs. M. E. Bakger.
For the Plaintiff.
W. R. Starr sued Maynard Loomis , ;
Wednesday , in Justice Rittenhouse's
court for attorney's fee alleged to be due
and owing and unpaid. Six good and :
true citizens were called in to arbitrate :
the matter and they found for Plaintiff '
Starr in the sum of $56 and some cents. 1
Sunday , some two hundred steers 1
"passed down the Republican river" for 3
T.CGammill's ranch in Frontier county ,
north of Cambridge on Medicine creek.
Seasonable underwear for men , at T
The Famous Clothing Co.t
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Machine oils , from 25c. to $ r.6o per :
gallon at McConnell's. - 1
PETITE PERTINENT PARAGRAPHS. J ]
Selby can repair your old buggy tops. 1
August Droll is bindiug his hog mil- ' I
Machine oils , 25c. per gallon at Mc- I
Council's. i I
Machine oil , 25c. per gallon , at McMil- f I
len's drug store. $ M
There will be no empty ' elevators in fl
Nebraska , tins fall. [ I
Machine oils , from 25c. to $1.60 per fl
gallon at McCounell's. !
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It is rumored that the Commercial I
hotel may be reopened soon. B
Are you right with the editor on your > l
subscription ? If not , why not ? , H
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Se\'eral new things in men's hats , just > H
offered. Famous Clothing Co. 'fl
Be in the swim. Buy one of those ' |
wonderful Vive Cameras from H. P. jfl
We observe in last week's Republican H
that Sheriff Neel will likely stand for re- ) H
nomination. S J
We hear it stated that August Droll M
has contracted 3,000 bushels of wheat at , M
50 cents a bushel. . M
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The professional card of Dr. S. C. Beach M
will be found in its proper department B
in this week's Tribune. H
Straw hats are going fast at a cut of H
one-third to clear stock. H
The Famous Clothing Co. H
A report of a yield of forty bushels of H
wheat per acre comes to us from the east M
side of the county , in a certain instance. M
Selby is now selling his own make of |
leather suspenders at 40 cents ; same kind M
the old hundred per center is selling at |
60 cents. H
H. H. Easterday will also use the H
elevator at Penr , this season , for storing H
and shipping grain. Frank Real will be H
in personal charge. H
S. M. Cochran & . Co. beat 'em all in H
hog fencing. Get their prices and inspect - H
spect their stock. Quality and cost will H
both stand the test. H
The Frontier county fair will be held H
at Stockville , September 29 to October H
1st. We acknowledge courtesies from H
the secretary of the society. H
The Building Association has some H
good houses which can be bought at low |
prices and on easy payments. See the |
Secretary at First National Bank. |
Leave your order for dress or business |
garments with us. A good fit , first-class |
work and bottom prices are guaranteed. |
The Famous Clothing Co. H
A field of wheat that Joe Snyder |
thought a few weeks ago was practically J
destroyed has yielded an average of 22 H
bushels of wheat per acre of a fine qual- |
The Rogers Drum Corps will attend H
the Indianola reunion upon an invitation H
of the management. The Corps expect H
to have their new uniforms before that j |
Do you want to rent or buy a. house ? |
The Building Association has several H
good houses to rent or sell. Inquire of H
F. A. Pennell , Sec'y , at First National H
Eligibility to membership in the Old H
Settlers' association of Furnas county is fl
determined by one's ability and I suppose fl
willingness to eat boiled dog prepared by fl
Elder Mayo of that satrapy. H
A cement for the automatic repairing |
of punctures in bicycles has recently H
been patented. From four to six ounces H
of the cement are placed m each tire. In H
case of a puncture , the air pressure forces fl
the fluid into the hole in the tire , which fl
closes it. |
They can see grasshoppers flying |
through the air at McCook by looking |
toward the sun through a smoked glass. |
Few things can be seen with the naked fl
; ye at McCook since the town has tried | |
to keep pace with the circulation of Col. |
Mitchell's Courier Beaver City Tribune. fl
Colonel Mitchell's left-over samples |
ire beginning to crowd him for space , |
ind as a last , desperate resort he has H
: ommenced to lead the farmers' wagons H
Evith them , Saturday , to get them out H
} f town and in circulation. They go |
without money and without price and |
regardless of vintage. J
Commissioner Robinson was in town J
1 short while , Tuesday afternoon , on his fl f
, vay home from doing some work overin H
jrant precinct. He reports that his falL H
ivheat will average 25 bushels to the acre. J
ETe states that the wheat is of an unusu- |
illy fine quality and that the mesh con- |
uiins four heads , something uncommon. j H
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