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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1897)
P. M. KIMMKLL. Publisher.
McCOOK , - : - - : - NEBRASKA
SoDTn Oma.ua has been divided into
four election districts.
The national good roads convention
Trill be held in Omaha next year.
A nkw Methodist church has been
dedicated at Chambers , Ilolt county.
Iinv. II. 0. Hahmon of Nebraska
City has accepted a call at Lcacl City ,
Tjie business men of Hastings arc
contemplating' holding a series of car
nivals this fall.
Mkkrick county voters will this fall
Kctpethe question whether the county
shrul issue bonds to , build a new jail.
Tjh : state banking board lias re
ceived the articles of incorporation of
the State bank of LibertyGagc county.
James Conaugiiy of Sidney sold his
wool clip this year for 14 cents per
pound. Nine months ago the same
jjrade of wool brought but 7 cents.
Ciiaki.ks Mentor , an old settler in
South Omaha , committed suicide by
shooting himself through the head
with si ball from a 38-caliber revolver.
"Watto Hopkins says that he is of the
opinion that Dixon county has a better
2orn crop than it has had for the past
ten years , lie has a good opportunity
J to know.
The Burlington & Missouri depot at
3 luo Hill caught fire and would have
j "burned to the ground but for the quick
[ i work of the fire department. The loss
1 will be small.
The directors of the Dawson county
fair association report that all the pre
miums and purses have been paid in
"full and that there is a small surplus
in the treasury.
The lliehardson county Sunday
i school association will meet at Salem ,
commencing on Thursday , October 14 ,
at 4:3(1 ( and closing bri Saturday , Octo-
I - * ber-Hi , at 12 in.
Tjie county commissioners of Dong-
\ Jas eonnty will submit a proposition to
i vote Si 00,000 in bonds to enable the
1 county to participate in the Traus-
, • Mississippi exposition.
There was stolen from James Creas-
-man at Syracuse a horse , cart and har
ness. The cart broke down and the
j thief called on Judge James IV. Eaton
| and took a covered buggy worth S75.
Cholera is bad in Otis and Valley ,
in Hamilton county. Tom Fagan lost
300 head of hogs , Hans Gibson 130 and
li Henderson 105 , Flick , just over in
York county , lost twenty in two days.
Thomas Hurlet of Chadron , a brakeman -
man on the Fremont , Elkhorn & Mis
souri Valley railroad , slipped and fell
beneath the cars at Douglas , Wyo. ,
sustaining injuries from which he died
an hour later.
The Ponca fair association is not
only able to pay all premiums in full
this year , but to finish paying the pre
miums of a year ago. After all such
indebtedness is wiped out there will
still be some money left in the treas-
i There have been more cattle shipped
. into Osceola during the last week than
! in any other week since the organiza
tion of the county. About fifty car
loads have arrived and the farmers
have bought them , up quickly to feed
tlicir corn to.
Ai.r. the roads in'thecentral passen
ger committee have been notified by
Commissioner Donald to cancel all
homeseckers' excursions and rates to
the territory south of the Ohio river
and east of the Mississippi river after
after October 19.
S. W. W. Wu.sox.of Columbus , who
accidentally shot himself with his own
gun , died from the .effects of his
% vounds. He belonged to Uniform
rank Knights of Pythias , and "was a
member of the Maccabees , carrying
about § 5,000 in these two-orders.
Ida C. Het.d asks the court for an
injunction restraining her husband ,
< Julius Hold , from meddling or interfer
ing with her in the management of a
small hardware business located at
Platte Center. The petition is filed
supplementary to an action for divorce.
August- Droll of McCook has just
completed the delivery of a "large con
tract of wheat. Off of seventy acres
of land he threshed out 2,583 bushels
of wheat. This is a yield of almost
• thirty-seven bushels per acre. This at
the lowest market price even of this
fell realized more than the market
price of the land is per acre. The
wheat averaged sixty-two pounds to ,
' The barn on the farm of I # . E. "Wal
worth , six miles south of Loup City ,
burned , to the ground. Insurance ,
S2,500. The 4-year-old daughter of A.
I P. Palsen , the tenant , perished in the
Hames. Mr. Palsen also lost four
f ' head of fine work horses , wagons , har
ness and nearly all of his farm imple
ments. The cause of the fire is not
known. The trunk of the child was
all that was found , the head and limbs
being burned off.
The sale of the Union Pacifie rail
way under foreclosure will be held
2fovcmber2. That hap been settled
finally. The government , representa
tives of which expressed some doubt
as to whether its interests , were suffi
ciently protected without further pro
ceedings and held up the sale , which
was originally proposed to be held the
* latter part of this month , is agreeable
to the original terms and this date and
the sale has been thus arranged.
The sale will take place in Omaha.
While Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Gate of
Nelson were out driving , their team
took fright at a brass band playing
near the street and ran away , throw
ing the occupants .of the buggy to the
ground. Their 4-weeksold baby had
its leg broken and ras bruisedaboufc
the head. It will , UowevtV , recover *
. K CHAHJ.E9 Werner , who IfVes south of
sterling , was unceremoniously butted
through a wire fence by a yoi\ng bull.
'As Willie Haunenstein of St. Ed
ward , who-was employed in the lum-
-j lier yard of A. Powell & < • Co. , was
* X , ' -working about the yard a. pile of
* boards about ten feet high fell ori\him ,
. breaking botli bones of fright'leg
* * between the knee and ankles
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France's Troops America
General allien * Observations Abroad.
London , Oct. 4. General Nelson A.
Miles , Mrs. Mile- ; and aide de camp ,
Captain Maus , sailed for the United
States on the American line steamer
St. Louis to-da3 % having been in Eu
rope since May on a tour of military
observation. The general has in
spected everything of military interest
from the armies of the great powers
in field action down to "balloons and
bicycles , " as he remarked. Ho has
looked over fortifications , barracks ,
camps and ordnance works of all
In an interview before ho sailed ,
General Miles said : "When I left
Washington the war between Turkey
and Greece had assumed such proportions
tions that it looked as though the
neighboring provinces would be drawn
into it , and possibly one or two of the
great powers of Europe. No one real
ized at that time that Greece had as
sumed hostilities when she was wholly
unprepared for war , nor did anyone
anticipate that Turkey would in forty-
five clays mobilize a great army of 000-
000 men. When I arrived at Constan
tinople an armistice had been declared
and war was practically over , al
though the armies have remained in
hostile attitudes and it has taken three
months to agree upon conditions of
peace for a war that had been fought
in , five weeks.
EUROPE A GREAT ARMED CAMP.
"I have seen all the great armies of
Europe except the Spanish army and
if Spain should declare war against
the United States I may possibly have
ail opportunity of seeing that. Of
something over 3,000,000 men-Sunder
arms , I have seen nearly 400,000 in
barracks and in garrison and in field
maneuvers , besides nearly 100,000 men
engaged in the construction of war
"What I have seen does not indicate
that the millenium is at hand , when
* swords will be beaten * 'into plough
shares. * There never was another time
in the history of the world when such
energy , ingenuity and wealth have
been devoted to war purposes. The
resources and industries of many peoples
ples are largely devoted to maintain
ing large standing armies and formid
AMERICA MUST BE IN TRIM.
' 'Fortunate are the people of the
United States that they arc walled in
by two great oceans , yet this fact
would not warrant them in any other
policy than keeping a reasonable per
centage of the population fully equip
ped and instructed in modern appli
ances and methods of war.
"It so happened that important
events occurring in Europe this year
have contributed to ray opportunity
for observation , giving mo ehances to
see the best of the arm ' es of all the '
great powers. The celebration of
Queen Victoria's sixty years of reign
brought together 50,000 of her army
and 38,000 men of her navy. The field
maneuvers in Russia were conducted
on a large scale and were exceedingly
interesting. Russia for hundreds ol
years has been a great military na
tion. Her people have been accus
tomed to war and her population is so
numerous and she is so located geographically
graphically as to be practically inde
pendent of the other powers of the
world. Though her government has
been autocratic and her people far be
hind the age in enlightenment onljr 8
per cent of the population beinjr able
to read the rays of intellectual en
lightenment are penetrating that vast
region and there is a great future for
RUSSIA AND GERMANY.
4What the headlight of the locomo
tive has done for our Western country
in the last generation is now to some
extent being done for that country
through a construction of the railroad
across Siberia , one of the greatest en
terprises of modern times. Remark
ably enough , it is being built under
the direction of a self-made Russian
prince , who served his apprenticeship
in the machine shops of Philadelphia ,
but like Peter the Great has become
master of his trade and is now con
tributing immensely to the material
welfare of Russia. The Russian army
is composed of strong , hardy men and
its officers are highly educated and
"Germany is one vast military camp.
It is geographically in such a position
that it is compelled to maintain a
great military force. On one side is Aus
tria , that they have overrun and France
that has been conquered and a part oi
her territory taken away , by fighting
her when she was at a great disad
vantage. On the other side stands
the great Russian bear and between
these two Germany finds it necessary
to keep her powder dry. The German
army is kept under rigid discipline , it
is well drilled , makes the finest ap
pearance on parade , but its fighting
qualities are no better than the Eng
lish , Russian or French armies.
THE FRENCH ARMY.
"I saw part of the French maneuv
ers near St Quentin. The French
army is not spoctacuiar in appear
ance , yet it has a soiidity and earnest
ness of purpose which indicate that it
is well equipped for war. Its uni
forms are not so handsome as thos3 of
the German army , but are serviceable ,
while its officers ars skillful and in
tensely in earnest There were 70.000
well equipped , well disciplined troops I
and the review by the president was i
one of the finest displays Thave ever i
Witnessed. The armv of " 30.000 passed I
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the reviewing stand in n , little more
than two hours' time , and the entire
body of cavalry , 10,000 strong , charged
across the field in ono solid mass and
halted but a faw yards from the presi
dent in almost perfect line and splen
did order. "
POWER OF THIS COUNTRY.
To the question as to whether the
United States , under its present mili
tary policy , would be able to cope
with a European power , General Miles
replied : "In any population , it is esti
mated , one man out of five is capable
of bearing arms. That would crivo us
an army of 12,000,000. Our people are
strong physically and generally intel
ligent and well informed. Besides
that , each citizen is a sovereign and
personally interested in the welfare
of his government and serves volun
tarily without being forced into service
by a military despotism. We have many
thousands of men still living who
have seen more war , participated in
more battles , than any man in Europe.
But it is another thi g to equip an
army with modern appliances for the
defense of a coast vvhero we would
have to use high power guns and mod
ern projectiles , which it takes years to
construct , while small arms are not to
be made in a few days or even weeks.
Modern rifles are different from the
squirrel guns , which our revolution
ary fathers went to war. The range
of modern arms is very great and pro
jectiles weigh 700 pounds to a ton of
steel. The rapidity of the rapid fire
machine guns , the Maxim and Gatling ,
is 400 to GOO shots a minute. Although
these are American inventions these
are largely used in the European serv
THE UNION PACIFIC. ,
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All Arrangements Completed for the
Washington , Oct. 4. Ex-Governor
Hoadley , counsel for the United States
in the matter of the Union Pacific
foreclosure sale , spent several hours
to-day in conference with v Attorney
General McKenna , arranging the de
tails of the sale , November 1 , and the
subsequent transfer of the govern
ment's interest in the property to the
So far as can be learned the reor
ganization committee will be the only
bidder at the sale and in all probabil
ity the transfer will be consummated
by the payment of the purchase price
by December 1 or very soon thereafter.
Treasury officials recognize the fact
that the withdrawal from circulation
of $45,000,030 in cash at one time
might have a very serious effect on the
money market , and in consequence are
devising a plan by which the force of
the shock may be reduced to the mini
mum. No determination of the ques
tion has yet been reached , but it seems
probable that at least 5.10,000,000 of
the amount may be placed on deposit
with government depository bp iks
until January 1 , when it willV'be
needed for the redemption of the 6
per cent subsidy bonds maturing on
that date. The remainder of the pur
chase money , it is thought , may be
safely transferred to the treasury.
CHECK IN THE BOOM.
Business Record Not Quito So Encour
aging This Week.
New York , Oct. 4. Bradstreet's
says : "General trade is marked by
increased activity in wool , hides , iron
and steel and their manufactured
products , but business iu the quaran
tined districts remains at a standstill ,
and at all except a few Northwestern
distributing centei-s , in spring wheat
states , where business is relatively
more active , there is a check to the
demand for dry goods , hats and cloth
ing. Favorable reports come from a
region extending from Knoxville to
St. Paul and from Omaha to Milwau
kee. The tendency is to increase es
timates of the wheat crops and in
crease the probable yield of cotton.
The prices movement shows a long
list of unchanged quotations this
week. Potatoes have reacted from
the extremely high prices at the West
and cotton is off further. Lead is
lower , as are. corn , oats and flour , m
sympathy with wheat , which dropped
3 cents on Bradstreet's reported in
crease of nearly 10,000,000 in the
world's visible stocks. "
PAYS $4,000 FOR HUSBAND
St. Louis Woman Gives Cash for Con
St. Louis , Mo. , Oct 4. John A.
Truitt , a conductor on the Northern
Central Electric street car line , was
sold yesterday by his wife for 84,000
to a woman who declares that she
loves the man more than his wife does.
The deal was the sequel to the follow
ing remarkable statement made to
Mrs. Truitt by Mrs. Stephens , who
lives in this city with her father :
"Mrs. Truitt , I love your husband
and I want him. I have traveled the
world over and he is the first man I
ever loved. I will give you S4.000
cash for him if you will give him up. "
Truitt , who is the father of four
children , seems to agree to the deal.
It is stated that last Tuesday Mrs.
Truitt , knowing that her husband
loved another , attempted to take her
life by swallowing a big dose of mor
NEW PACING RECORD.
Star Pointer Travels the Fastest Mile
Ever Made In a Race.
SpitnfQMET.D , 111. , Oct. 4. In a race '
that was witnessed by at least G5t > 00
people. Star Pointer , on the Illinois
state fair grounds , yesterday after
noon , not only maintained his reputa
tion as the king of pacers by beating
Joe Patchen. bnt he also lowered the j
world's pacing record in a race by half
a second , making the mile in 2:00 ,
the record iu a race having been 2:01 , ,
which Star Pointer made on Saturday ,
September IS , at Indianapolis , when
be defeated Joe Patchen. / '
TURN ON THE WATER.
NEBRASKA SOIL IS ALL RIGHT
A Great and Growing Ouodtlon That the
National Irrigation Congreg * Will
DUcuks The Flrnt Day's Meet-
lug Gov , Ilolcoinb'n Addrcsti
What Other Sneakers
National Irrigation Congress.
The sixth annual session of the na
tional irrigation congress met in Lin
coln on the 28th of September. It was
called k > order by President C. B. Booth
of Los Angeles , California.
The call of the congress was read by
National Secretary lieintz , after which
Governor Ilolcomb was introduced for
un address of welcome
Governor Ilolcomb said that the mat
ter of irrigation was of vast impor
tance to the people of Nebraska and
the entire western country , and he was
glad to welcome the representatives of
the irrigation interests of the counti-y
to the state , lie promised them a
pleasant stay and ioyal entertainment
in the capital city. He made extend
ed reference to the products of Nebras
ka , calling attention , to the immense
crops of wheat and corn and to the
sugar and chicory factories. He said
the matter of'irrigation a few years
ago was only mentioned in whispers ,
now the matter of irrigation is attract
ing widespread attention. The theory
that the rainfall was growing heavier
in the semi-arid regions had been ex
ploded , and the people were looking
forwrad more and more to plans for
furnishing artificial watering plants.
He cordially invited delegates to visit
the state eapitol "over which he had
the honor to preside , ' " and promised
that "no extra guards would be sta
tioned about the building. ' '
Chancellor MacLean of the universi
ty also made a happy speech of wel
come , calling attention in particular to
the university and its high place among
the educational institutions of the
United States. lie desired that the
delegates would spare time to visit the
state farm and view the experimental
station , irrigation plant and other fea
tures of this important addition to the
On behalf of the congress Judge J.
S. Emery of Lawrence , Lan. , with an
international reputation as an author
ity on irrigational subjects , responded
to the addresses of welcome by the
governor and chancellor. His speech
was a happv mixture of humor and an
exposition of the question which called
the congress together. So deep and
abiding was his faith in irrigation for
soil culture , said Judge Emery , that he
with other Kansans had come to re
gard that method of farm moisture as
the natural one , rainfall as a second
ary element. He congratulated the
University of Nebraska on being one
of the first , if not the first , educational
institutions in the country to take up
the study of the irrigation subject.
The virgin soil was the source of all
wealth and when the people learned to
so regard it and by scientific means
aided nature in supplying the deficient
moisture it would mean regeneration
not only of the west , but of the sister
hood of states.
In reference to the adoption of agri
culture as one of the branches of learn
ing , he said that Avhen the people went
back to original conditions and got
their living more from the land , the
wave of unrest that is now disturbing
the land Avould pass away. "When
our young men and girls get married
and start anew the race of life , Ave
AA-ant them to go back and get their
living from the soil , instead of going
to Chicago to be somebody's hired
Judge Emory F. Best , assistant com
missioner of the general land office at
Washington , also made a response to
the address of Avelcome. lie said that
from what he had heard of Lincoln he
had got the impression that it Avas a
city of orators. He had once heard a
Lincoln man make a speech , and , on
account of his eloquence , he "almost
belieA-ed Avhat the orator said. " '
Prof. Ehvood Mead , state engineer
of Wyoming Avas introduced. In re
ferring to Governor Holcomb's address
of Avelcome he said he agreed to what
had been said about Nebraska corn ,
but Avanted to raise some exceptions to
"her cattle on a thousand hills. " ' Many
of those hills Avere over across the bor
der in Wyoming.
The following Avere appointed as the
committee on credentials : A. L. Kel
logg , Colorado ; George Leis , Kansas ;
Dr. S. B. Young , Utah ; G. M. Knox ,
Illinois ; D. W. Boss , "Idaho ; H. E.
Heath , Nebraska.
President Booth delivered his annual
address , in Avhich he revieAved the his
tory of irrigation in ancient times , and
told of its progress in this country.
He believed that the prosperity and
adversity of the great west Avould run
parallel with the care or neglect of the
irrigation systems. Already in the
states of Kansas and Nebraska there
Avere many instances Avhere during
drouth seasons five-acre tracts under
irrigation had saved Avhole farms from
being swept into the vortex of debt.
E. Ii. Moses of Great Bend , Kan. ,
chairman of the national executive
committee , read a paper on the irriga
tion problems. He reviewed the irri
gation bill now pending in congress ,
and advocated the forming of the irri-
grtion congress into a. thorough busi
ness organization , which Avould aid in
bringing about legislation to reclaim
the arid lands.
Had Money to Burn.
"Come up and have something , boys !
I've got money to burn ! "
"Oh , er lend me a ten , old felloAV ,
vrill you ? "
"I said I had money to burn. "
Claims It Was Invalid.
During the progress of a hearing on
an application for the release of Henry
Bluchowitz from the asylum for the
insane one of the attorneys , R. J.
Greene , dug into the history of the
statute providing for the qualifications
af the superintendent of the asylum ,
ind unearthed an interesting piece of
information. This is that the amend
ment to the sta tute made in 1875 pro
viding that the superintendent shall
"be a graduate of a regular medical
college" is invalid , because the rule
, vhich the cou rts have laid doAvn as
.o l the amendments Avas not follow-
jd by the legislature.
Mrs. Rooth-Tucker and Other * Addrcsn
the A km mil ! > ly.
At the National irrigation congress
in Lincoln , among others Avho made
addresses Avas Mrs. Booth-Tucker oi
the Salvation army , Avho spoke on the
colonization scheme. She apologized
for the absence of her husband , whom
she said Avas detained in Colorado on
business connected Avith the Salvation
army colonization scheme. She ac
knowledged her inability to handle the
question in its technical terms , but she
Avould give a short sketch of the plan
to help the poor of the country by col
onization in districts available to irri
gation. She gave a description of the
poverty and pitiable condition of the
poor of the old country and especially
of India , and said that America is in
deed fortunate in comparison with the
old world. But the poor of the cities
of this country also need help. A re
view of the work of the Salvation army
among the poor of the cities followed.
She biiid that the colonization scheme
Avas to put the people that are out of
AVork upon the land that is out of use ,
and thus furnish them Avith work and
homes , talcing due care in the .selection
of the colonists from among those who
are willing to AVork. The further pur
pose is to loan them machinery , and ,
where necessary , binall amounts of
money , until they are able to make
their own way and , in the end , own
their own homes. The first colony
would probably be in Colorado , al
though the army had received offers of
money from tAventy-thrco different
states , in tracts in some cases as largo
as 100,000 acres.
A small experimental colony had al
ready been started at San Francisco ,
at which 300 people Avere employed
and satisfied to join the permanent
colony. It Avas the experience of the
army people that the poor would Avork
if given an opportunity. The question
of discipline Avas not hard to solve.
They had no trouble iu that direction.
At one place they had 150 ex-convicts
at work and they were quiet and in
dustrious. The proportion of really
Avorthless people Avas small. The
speaker Avas confident that the cole
nics would succeed in a financial AVay ,
and promised that before the SAVord
Avas laid down a colony would be es
tablished in Nebraska.
"Agricultural Problems of the Arid
Regions , * ' by Dr. Clarke Capcn of Chicago
cage , lie related some of the expe
riences of a company that is carrying
on irrigation experiments in Illinois.
That company had found that by ad
ding Avater to supplement the rainfall
so that the annual Avater supply should
reach thirty inches brought about the
best results and that this supplemen
tary irrigation Avould be a success in
his state. It was his belief that in the
territory west of the Missouri river
Avhat the farmer needed Avas to learn
how to properly handle his land crops
in order to make it the most produc
tive and pro.soerous country in the
Avorld. There should not be total de
pendence on the rainfall , as experience
had shown that it was too irregular for
sure crops every year , and the idea of
causing rainfall Ave ' uld notsuccced , be
cause to bring rain there must first be
moisture in the air. Dr. Capon also
advocated the extensive use of silos by
the farmers in the semi-arid region , as
a means of utilizing crops and of equal
izing the supply of stock fed from year
Hon. W. J. Bryan made a ten min
utes address. He A\\ns glad to talk to
the irrigation people , although the
subject was a new one to him. All he
knew of tlu * question was from obser
vation during the la-st four years. He
had noticed that the matter of irriga
tion Avas being taken up in Illinois , as
Avell as in the west. It would be a
good idea for each farmer to Avater
four or five acres of land , even in the
territory Avhere there Avas considered
to be an abundant rainfall. The mat
ter of regulation of the use of water
was an important question. It should
be so that Avhen a man buys irrigated
land he also buys Avater , so that he is
sure that his right to that water might
not be cut off. The system of irriga
tion Avould increase the number of
small holders of land and would enable
the farmer to make a living on a small ,
farm. This thickening of the popula- j
tion Avould enable farmers to have
their schools and trading points nearer
at hand. He believed that-the holding •
of this congress at Lincoln Avould i
awaken the interest of our home people
in the suject of irrigation and would
stimulate many of them to investigate ,
or engage in the enterprise.
Three Children Burned to Death.
The farm house of A. L. Gordon ,
eight miles north of Alma , Avas con
sumed by fire , destroying the entire
contents and ending the lives of his
three small children , aged 7 , 0 and 11 ,
the eldest being a girl.
The mother of the children died tAvo
years ago. since Avhicli time the father
and little ones have lived together in
the house. After putting the children
to bed Mr. Gordon went to the barn to
look after a sick horse. Returning to
the house in about twenty minutes he j
found the interior a mass of flames , j
He made a desperate effort to save the
children , rushing into the burning
structure , only to be driven out by the
intense heat. He was unable to reach
any of them. The little ones Avere
asleep at the time the father left the
house. The supposition is that the ex
plosion ef a lamp Avhich Avas left burn
ing in the house Avas the cause of the
fire. The father gre\v frantic over the '
ghastly affair and is in a very critical '
condition from the effects of inhaling
the flames in an effort to save the child
ren from their sad fate.
Explosives In England.
More than 10,000 persons are engaged
in the manufacture of explosives in
England. Last year forty persons in ;
the business were killed and 167 in
jured by accidents.
Bnrt County's Product.
The following estimated yield of
staple crops in Hurt county shows a
prosperous condition of agriculture in I
that county : Wheat , 340,014 bushels ;
corn , 3,130,170 bushels ; oats , 1,020.720 • '
bushels ; barley , 59,700 bushels : ' rye ,
20.220 bushels ; hay , 08,767 tons. The <
value of this grain at present prices <
shows a gain in the county over , the '
prices that prevailed at the same time
in 1896 of § 397,533. Add to this the increased - '
creased value of live stock in the farm- '
ers' hands and it shows an increase in ]
value of agricultural products amounting - ]
ing to over § 00,000. I !
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Dmerts th.i Silver ( nunc. JS |
Louisville , Ky. Oct 2.- John W. | fl
Caldwell of Rusxollvillo , for wvrrat , ,4 ? V
, years a member of Congress and prob- \ k
1 ably oiio of the most qoiminteiit nrtvo- * H
vaten of the f * o0 coinage of silver In / H
Kentucky , has deserted the Cliu-i , o W
platform and will henceforth vote thtr lij
ticket represented by the gold lit t- Hjj
crats. In a letter to the Couner-.bnu- H
nal Mr. Caldwell fully states lib pos >
_ tion. Ho maintains that ho i.s sti I
I theoretically a silver man , but lit * us- H
• serts with posltivencss that the silver
issue is dead. H
Drew n l'lstol ! Courr. H
Lainki > , Ivan. , Oct a In the Pawnee - H
nee county district court here yostct-
day. during the trial of a suit against
a di\'orced woman about a cow , ( . I'o'U H
Cline , representing the plaintiff , m- H
scrtcd to personalities against li - H
( opposing lawyer , T. S. Haun , and \ - .ts
called a liar by Haun. when lie
' drew a revolver and Avould have shot H
Haun but for Judge AndroAVs * proinp H
1 ness in having tins court room cleared H
and the men led away. | H
Ills Steel AVorks for Colorado. M
. Ds.NVKit , Col. , Oct. 2. The Colorado
> Fuel and Iron company will build an H
' addition to the plant at Pueblo , to H
cobt 5500,000 , for the purpejo of raarm- H
facturmg structural , sheet and bar H
steel. President Osgood and ( Jenoral H
Manager Rubier are now in the Cast I
; for the purpose of completing arrange- .
ments. The new plant will bo in
operation next spring.
IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. I
Dr.s Moinks , Sept. 20. During the I
current week applications for United I
, States letters patent have been allowed
to Iowa inventors as folIoAv.s : To
Peter J. Quirk , of Des Moines , for an
apparatus for weighing and dumping I
coal. This machine is constructed to I
receive a quantity of coal as it is I
dumped from the mine elevator , to II
automatically Avcigh the coal tlma / \
received and held , to indicate the jr
weight upon a suitable dial , and to
provide simple , convenient and easily
operated means Avhcreby the coal thus
held and weighed may be discharged
into a car or.a Avagon. To Matthew
Kchoe , of Cashing , for a two-hnrs <
evener , the object of which as des
cribed in his specification is "to
relieve the single trees pivotally eyn-
nccted Avith the ends of the double
tree from tortional strain , and lo
avoid the dangers and accideut * '
I incident to the ordinary manner of
connecting and using double trees and
single trees on a tAvo-hor.se evener. "
To Burton A. Walrath , of Lehigh , on
a mechanical movement. This inven
tion is designed for use in governing /
the motion of an engine as it is im
parted to other machinery , and is .so
constructed that the motion of thti
driven shaft may be reversed or held /
stationary while the driving shaft of
the engine is continually rotated iu '
the same direction.
Valuable information about obtain
ing , valuing and selling patents sent ,
free to any address.
Thomas G. and .1. Ralph Okavio , up- '
Solicitors of Patents. *
Snei'Machine 31ovom 'UtM Copyrighted. H
I i- ? /fr ? < t\
/ / 3 tIn \ B
In v , a
VVA \ / f'/j rnn'1s V \ 1
We hercA'/ith show a sketch of a fa H
uiou.s invention Avhich netted the ; n .H
A-entor a fortune , the device being the / H
now Avell knoAvn and universally used. H
lazy-tong gate. The patent expired H
some time ago , and every one may now H
u&e this device. We further show an H
internal grooved mangle Avhcel , In * M
means of Avhich an irregular movement k
is imparted to a small pinion. The re M
mnining figure shows a crown and pinion - H
ion through which a variable .speed |
may be imparted to the croAvn gear by |
A-irtue of the shaft being eccentrically | H
secured thereto. Inventors and mami- ] H
facturers desiring free information as * JH
to patents may obtain the same in ad- V B
dressing Sues A. Co. , patent experts M
and lawyers , Bee Building , Omaha , H
Nebraska. | |
MVK STOCK AND I'lMJUUCU MAKKET. |
Quotations Front New York , Chicago , St. |
LouiH , Omaha and KlHcirhere. . |
Butter Creamery separator. . . 13 < ® 20 B
Hut ter Choice fancy country. . 10 5 it H
n ; ; - Fnh J2 C/i 15 H
Spring Chickuns Per lb 7 Q/j 7 , B
Hens pcrlh ( i i&i 7 BJ
Turkeys , per lb , < ; C s
Pigeon" , Live 75 f/j 00 BJ
Lemons Choice Messinas 4 2 > @ 4 5' ) IJ
Honey Choice , per lb 12 < ? a j : : BJ
Unions perbu 00 < yj m BJ
Cranberries ! Cape Cod , per bbl. C fin © r Co BJ
Beans Hundpicked Navy l .V ) < # 1 C fl |
Potatoes per bu c < ) < < $ bs flj
Broom Corn Choice Green 2 fa 2"i Bl
3range per box 4 25 6z\7A a flj
Apples Per bbl 2 06h" ' > \ fll
Uay Upland , per ton 4 00 0 00 BJ
SOUTH OMAHA STOCK MARKET.
Hogs Choice light 3 80 © 3 8. ? Bj
Hog- , Heavy weights 3 75 64 3 80
Ueef steers 4 00 < & 4 < * M
Bulls . 2 ? 5 < fc3 00 H
; * a 's. 3 75 ii 4 00 BJ
. ' .lives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 fO @ 5 00 * * | BJ
lVei > tern Feeders 3 30 @ 3 25 fll
> ? > 191 CJ320
Relfcr , 3 10 fe 3 SO
jtockorsami reeders. 2 754 20 j flj
• beep Western Lambs 1 25 W 5 OT f fll
jheep Native ewes 2 75 © 3 25 / BJ
CHICAGO. \ BJ
EVheat No.2sprlng 87 0 Mi-
Lora-pcr bu 27 ( ? / > 27H
3ats-perbu jo c * ig flj
llarlcy > o. 2 40 < & 4
yer0 - " 45 6 451' J fl
york 820 © 8 25 .
[ , ard per 100 11k 4 5n r,4 4 m i
JatUe-CIioIcelHJCf steers 5 23 @ G 50 if 1
> attle-Stokers and feeders. . . 4 ( X ) Cy > 5 80 - U' B
loss-Prime light 4 ai < f } 4 35 7 , 1
; heop ativu Lambs 4 CO d 5 m fl
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