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SEVENTEENTH YEAR McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. JULY 3. 1898. NUMBER 8
Destruction of Locusts.
Cultivators in the United States should
"be interested in the inclosed account oi
-an experiment carried out in the British
colony of Natal for the suppression ol
the locust scourge by poisoning with ar
senic , which appears to have met with
absolute success. I do not see why tli'j
grasshopper , which is s.o formidable a
crop pest , could not be suppressed by
the same method.
"The mixture used is prepared by
lieating four gallons of water to boiling
point and then adding one pint of caus
tic soda. As soon as this is dissolved ,
one pound of arsenic is added , after
which the liquid is well stirred and
boiled for a few minutes , care being
taken that the fumes are not inhaled.
Being poisonous , the mixture is kept under -
der lock and key ; but , when required
for use , half a gallon of it is added to
four gallons of hot or cold water , with
I ) ten pounds of brown su'gar. A still bet
ter preparation is made by adding half a
gallon of the poisonous liquid to five gallons
lens of treacle. Maize btalks , grass , etc. ,
dipped in the mixture , are placed along
the roads and in the fields , and the ma
terial can also be splashed with a white
wash brush upon anything that the lo
custs are known to have a liking for.
Attracted by the odor of the sugar or
treacle over a distance of as much as one
hundred yards , the locusts will eat of
the mixture and die. These are eaten
by other locusts , and in a few days' time
the ground may become strewn with the
dead bodies of the insects.
With ordinary care no risk of poison
ing any human being is incurred , while
the small quantity of the material on a
piece of grass or maize stalk is said to be
insufficient to injure stock of any kind.
Fowls have been known to feed without
injury on the arsenic-destroyed locusts.
The evidence adduced indicates that
"hoppers , " however numerous , can be
destroyed in a few days , and the crops
thus saved from their ravages. Should
the winged'locusts swoop down later in
the season , the crops , in virtue of the
vigor acquired from their early , uncheck
ed growth , will be in far better condition
to withstand attack.
Arsenic is quite effective in destroying
flying locusts , but , as they come and go
very suddenly , it is difficult to have the
poison in readiness at the critical mo
ment and hence the most deadly blow
can be dealt at the pest when it is in the
hopper stage. One Natal cultivator
cleared his farm , occupying 700 acres , of
locusts iu ten days by means of the ar
senical mixture. As is well known , ar
senic forms the basis of most of the
sheep dips now in common use , and it
may be that the efficacy of arsenic as an
insecticide in the fleece of the sheep will
find a parallel in its. application as a
locust destroyer in the vast wheat fields
of the Argentine and elsewhere. Leo
Bergholz in the Nebraska Farmer.
Made an Impression.
Saturday night last will be a landmark
in the lives of A. L. Knowland , Geo. Wil-
T" letts , Jr. and J.M.Heuderson , Jr.as they
peut about two hours and a half in try
ing to corral the Royal Arch Masons'
"goat , " coming out of the scrimmage
with several "exercises" they will not
.soon forget. The "exercises" were fol
lowed by light refreshments at which
T"I T"A the boys solemnly promised not to hold
-any grudge against the fraternity , but
-wanted it distinctly understood that this
< lid not apply to those who came after
them. Messrs. H. Crabtree , Fritsch and
J. A. Smith of ludianola , attended the
A * The McCook Republican Club.
At the meeting of the club held , last
Saturday evening , in response to an
nouncement , it was decided to have the
club represented at the state meeting in
Omaha on the I2th by eight delegates.
Part of them have been selected and it
is expected that the entire delegation
will have been secured in time to have
them on hand at the meeting. The
meeting of national Republican clubs
will be held just following the state
meeting , which fact adds to the interest
and importance of the state gathering
Many Were Rejected.
It has been found necessary to do some
lively recruiting to fill up the shortage
iu company "L , " caused by the numer
ous rejections by the board of examining
physicians at Fort Omaha. Captain
Lamborn has been out in the valley as
sisting in the work. It required about
forty men to fill the company.
A Wise Colonel.
Having worked the sample copy gamete
to its profitable end , it is no loss for the
Colonel to drop a cool hundred subscrib
ers in one week. Yon can't easily feel
the loss of somethingyou never felt con
scious of possessing. " Hence the Cole ,
Machine Oils at McConnell's.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
I. N. BlGGS was down from Colorado
to spend the Fourth.
A. S. CAMPBELL was in Hastings , first
of the week , on business.
EX-RECEIVER GIBBONS was in the
city , Thursday , on business.
JUDGE BURTON was up from Hastings ,
Wednesday , on legal business.
MRS. J. A. RITCHIK returned home ,
first of the week , from her visit to Den
MRS S. C. BEACH left on 2 , Monday
morning , for Princeton , Mo. , to visit her
JOHN II. CIIRISTNER of Hayes Center
has been in the city , part of the week ,
C. C. BEYRKR of Kirklin , Indiana , is
in the city , the guest of his nephews ,
the Peyrer boys.
FRANCIS SELLS , Ralph Scott and
James Fletcher of Bartley spent the
Fourth with us.
MRS. CARMICHAEL is down from Col
orado , the guest of her parents , Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Snyder.
Miss BELLE MORTON came down
from Stratton , last Friday evening , and
is the guest of Mrs. C. E. Eldred.
Miss DEBRA BRINTON is here from
Iowa on a visit to her parents , Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Brinton , and the family' .
Miss EDNA MESERVE came up from
Lincoln , Tuesday night , and is the guest
of her sister , Mrs. F. M. Kimmell.
MRS. SARAH HALEY and the children
returned home , Wednesday night , from
a visit to Holdrege friends and relatives.
Miss ELIZABETH THOMSON is in Chicago
cage , taking a normal course of a month
in preparation for her school work , the
F. J. BUSSEWITZ arrived from Wiscon
sin , Wednesday night , and is the guest
of C. F. Pade. They are relatives and
oldtime Wisconsin friends.
Miss LIZZIE HEFFELEINGER , who
has been the guest of Mrs. L. W. McConnell -
Connell for several weeks , will depail
for her home in Illinois , tomorrow.
MISSES MYRTLE MEYER and Bertha
Shaffer and George Leach of our city , to
gether with Herb Stone of Denver , spent
Sunday in Orleans , visiting friends.
C. H. BOYLE returned , fore part of the
week , from a visit to Denver , accompan
ied by his sister , Mrs. Lillian Pitney and
son , who are now visiting him here.
Miss ANNETTA McKAY of Friend ,
Neb. , a recent graduate of the Grand
Island business college , is the new sten
ographer in the office of Mayor Kelley.
Miss MAUDE CORDEAL chaperoned
Alice Harris and Bessie Borneinan in a
flying visit to Denver , Monday night.
They * returned home , Wednesday morn
MRS. WILLIAMS , mother of Mrs. A. P.
Bonnet , arrived from Eau Claire , Wis
consin , Wednesday night , being sum
moned here by the severe illness of her
MISS OLIVE RlTTENHOUSE succeeds
to the count } ' clerk deputyship. Miss
Olive is a competent clerk and stenogra
pher and will make County Clerk Green
an efficient deputy.
W. T. COLEMAN made a business visit
to Hastings , Tuesday , returning home
on the midnight train. He went down
to see about some harvesting machines
ordered but not received.
Ex-RECEivER GIBBONS departed on
Sunday morning for K home in Orleans.
The sturdy , frank ai a witty Irishman
takes along with him the wishes of
many friends for his future prosperity
MRS. A. G. DOLE departed on 4 , Tues
day evening , for Omaha , to visit her son
who is a member of company "L" at
Fort Omaha. She will also go on to
Iowa before her return and visit a sou
and daughter there.
A. S. CAMPBELL has decided to return
to Hastings and will leave for their new
home the first of next month. With
them will go the best wishes of all , while
to many their departure will be in the
nature of a personal loss.
MISS NELL FISHER came down from
Wauneta , close of last week , and spent
a few days in the city , the guest of Mrs.
J. W. Line. She was on her way to
Denver to her mother who is in that
city to undergo an operation.
MR. AND MRS. O. M. KNIPPLE and
family departed , Monday night.forlowa ,
to attend a family reunion. Mr. Knipple
will go on to Chicago and make his pur
chases of fall goods. Mrs.'Knipple and
the family will make a long visit in
The Day We Celebrate.
McCook has indulged in more preten
tious celebrations of the nation's birth
day ; has expended more money and en
tertained larger crowds than was the
case this year ; but the celebration of
1898 will be remembered by all with
pleasure and a hiyh degree/of satisfac
tion. The day as to weather was per
fect ; the crowd was large and good
uatured and orderly ; everything con
spired to the comfort and enjoyment of
the people ; the war news was most in
spiring from Manila and Cuba ; the na
tion had much to be rejoiced and grate
ful over and the people of this section
felt the thrill and enthusiasm of the
event and the glorious news.So we say
that the ceJebration of 1898 will long be
remembered with satisfaction.
At the appointed hour the Nebraska
Brigade band commenced playing at the
corner of McDowell and Dennison
streets , and the procession was quickly
formed under the direction of Marshal
Wilcox and took up the march to the
Water-works park on the Republican
river , where the exercises of the day
were held. The procession was taken
up in the following order :
Nebraska Brigade Band.
Speakers in Carriage.
Citizens in Carriages , etc.
Rough Riders in disguise.
Members of Bicycle Club.
The procession was quite imposing for
length if the display was not up to ex
At the park the following exercises
were held :
Music Nebraska Brigade Band
Invocation Rev. Jas. A. Badcon
Music . ' .Nebraska Brigade Band
Declaration of Independence
Music Nebraska Brigade Band
Oration Rev. W. J. Turner
Music Nebraska Brigade Baud
The oration by Rev. Turner was an
impassioned , earnest and patriotic effort ;
brief but apropos. His utterances were
loudly applauded , the news from the
seat of war putting the audience in the
proper humor to appreciate them to the
A free picnic was then served to the
multitudes. Roast ox , bread and butter ,
iced tea , etc. , were on the bill of fare ,
and they were all eagerly enjoyed by the
people. Besides many families took
dinner in the cool and shade of the park.
This concluded the exercises at the
park and at three o'clock the program
at the Athletic park was taken up and
carried out as follows :
Game of Base Ball.
The ball game between the Stratton
and McCook clubs was interesting and
close , finally resulting in the last-inning
in a victory for the visiting team. The
score was 12 to n. The game was such
as to delight the ball crank up to the
close , when the local team went to pieces
and the victory that was within their
grasp went to the Stratton boys.
The hundred-yard foot race was won
by P. J. Colling , with Branscouib second.
The boys' race had many entries ; Joe
Mokko won first ; Roy Garber , second ;
Gene Thomas , third.
The base ball game took up most of
the afternoon , and furnished the bulk of
the entertainment. There was a large
Captain John Roxby and his gunners
added a volume of noise to the rattle and
bang of the day.
It was a perfect day for a celebration.
A more comfortable day could not have
been made to order.
A few of the fire-works caught fire
and were discharged promiscuously , but
without incident or injury.
Perhaps the only thing that saved the
"Rough Riders" was the happy thought
and fact that they were disguised.
Mack Hughes had his right hand
severely burned by a sky-rocket , which
unfortunately discharged at the wrong
Quite a number of families and parties
spread picnic dinners in the shade of the
park and enjoyed this feature of the day
Such business as is usually transacted
on the Fourth was active and profitable ,
the restaurants , stands , etc. , especially
being busy until a late hour.
The celebration was remarkably de
void of accident or disturbances. The
police force was slightly augmented , but
there was no special demand for their
services , save to look after the well-being
No item of entertainment equalled
that furnished by the Brigade baud ,
which played frequently during the day
and in the evening gave a concert in the
hearing of a delighted and numerous
of the people and the city's guests. Thi :
is a matter that the people may well fee !
proud and satisfied over. This is ar
An item of interest was the water
works pumping plant and many took ad
vantage of the opportunity afforded to
inspect the plant and observe the steady
working of the powerful pump and en
gine that supplies the city with the best
The array of vehicles of all kinds and
of horsemen that lined up for the march
to the park made many fearful that the
accommodations of the park would prove
insufficient. In this they were happily
mistaken , as many more teams could
have been accommodated.
The bowery dance was an attractive
feature of the celebration and was liber
ally patronized. The music was furnished
by the Brigade band orchestra and was
very inspiriting. The enterprise was
fathered by Messrs. J. E. Kelley and J.
M. Starr , and the park improvement
committee had a financial prospect in
The ball game between the Stratton
club and the home team was well played
for the most part and a very' interesting
game , close and warm at times. The
score resulted in favor of the visiting
"knights of the stick and sphere" in a
total of 12 to ii. A large crowd wit
nessed the contest , which was won in
the last inning by the visitors.
The free picnicpf roast beef , bread ,
jutter and iced tea was a popular feature
and was enjoyed by an immense number
of people. The repast was substantial
and excellent in quality and sufficient in
quantity. There was a large amount of
money and labor involved in the
"spread" for so many , and those who
served are especially entitled to praise
The fact that the fire-works were some
what of a disappointment is not the fault
of the committee , but may be laid at the
door of the gentleman who sold and
misrepresented them. The travelling
salesman recommended and guaranteed
the fire-works to be new and first-class
and of an attractive variety , but the fir
ing of the same disclosed the fact that
they were slightly "punky" and rather
ordinary , while the committee expected
what they ordered , a few nice set pieces.
Tlje holding of the celebration in the
Water-works park was an experiment ,
but there are few but will now admit
that the move was a wise one. The
park affords ample room and shade and
with a little money and labor judiciously
expended could be made an attractive
and convenient place for holding such
affairs. THE TRIBUNE hopes that the
city may in the near future see its way
clear to purchase the ground and im
prove the natural park , which is now
suffering from want of care and atten
The Trades' parade was not very im
posing , but gave an idea of what it
might have been made had a sufficient
number taken an interest in the matter
and prepared suitable floats. As far as
it went the display was good. The fol
lowing persons and firms had floats in
the parade : S. M. Cochran &Co.Ev-
erist , Marsh & Co. , M. Garber & Co. ,
The Famous Clothing Co. , L. W. Me-
Connell & Co. , O. L. Everist & Co. , H.
P. Waite , and Albert McMillen. The
display made by S. M. Cochran & Co.
was quite elaborate , that of O. L. Ever
ist on the humorous order , and all the
others made a very good showing of
their businesses. We congratulate those
business men who had enterprise enough
to indulge in that bit of advertising.
McCook could well stand a revival of
the oldtime advertising spirit that made
the town a household word all over
COURT HOUSE NEWS.
License to wed was issued to Anton
T. Gerold and Myrtle M. Goble , both of
McCook , Tuesday , and they were mar
ried by the county judge on that date.
Louis M. Hall vs. John Howater et al.
Miss Olive Ritteuhouse has been assis
ting in the county clerk's office , this
June Mortgage Record.
The record of filings and releases in
the county clerk's office for the mouth
of June is as follows :
Farm filings , $4,309 ; releases , $10,796.-
80. City filings , $1,650 ; releases , $2,045.
Chattel filings , $32,639.72 ; releases , $31-
Cures Colic , Cholera Morbus and Diar
rhoea. Money refunded if not as repre
Machine Oils at McMSllen's drug store.
CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CHRISTIAN Bible school each Lord'
day at 10 a. in. Social and comtnunioi
services at 11 a. in. Y. P. S. C. E. at ;
CATHOLIC Mass at S o'clock a. in
High mass and sermon at 10:30 , a. in.
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HICKEY , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Sunday-school at iiooa
m. Evening service at See : p. in. Even
song and instruction on Thursdays al
Soop. : m. REV. HOWARD STOY ,
Priest in Charge.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. Morning subject , "The Lights that
Fail. " Endeavor at 7. Evening subject ,
"Need of Extension of Automatic Action
in Morals and Religion. " All are cor
dially invited to attend.
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at ioa.ni.
Preaching at ir. Junior League at 2:30.
Epworth League at 7. Preaching by
Rev. C. C. Beyrer of Kirklin , Indiana.
Prayer and Bible study on Wednesday-
evening at 9. All are welcome.
JAS. A. BADCON , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. in.
Preaching services at 11 a.m. and S p.m.
Union at 3 p. m. Senior Union
at 7 p. in. Morning subject , "Unseen
Glory. " The evening theme , "Seeking
a Husband , " will be the second sermon
n the summer series on "The Home. "
All are welcome. T. L. KETMAN ,
The work of excavating for the Con
gregational parsonage was commenced ,
: his week.
The young people held their annual
Fourth of July sun-rise prayer-meeting ,
last Sunday morning , in the Baptist
Rev.E.Osthoff came out from Lincoln ,
last Friday night , being the guest of
Rey. W. F. Vogt until Monday evening.
He drove over to Herndon , Kansas , and
held services on Sunday.
The new M. E. parsonage will be ded
icated on Friday evening , July I5th , with
an entertainment consisting of music and
recitations in the church. Refreshments
at the parsonage ; all for 250. Everybody
invited. BY ORDER OF COMMITTEE.
Dewey and Sampson.
The recent achievements of these great
naval men bring the American navy
more freshly before our minds and rees
tablish and strengthen them aud the
navy in our affections. THE TRIBUNE
offers you the opportunity of buying and
preserving beautiful illustrations of these
men and ships at a small sum , in the
"Uncle Sam" portfolios it is selling.
There are still a number of the series to
be purchased. Remember , they are only
ten cents a number. The series is now
complete in twelve numbers.
The following officers of McCook
Lodge No. 135 , A. F. & A. M. , were in
stalled , Friday evening , by Past Master
S. L. Green :
C. B. Gray , worshipful master ; II. W.
Cole , senior warden ; William Smith ,
junior warden ; S. Cordeal , treasurer ; G.
S. Bishop , secretary ; M. O. McClure ,
senior deacon ; Frank Harris , junior dea
con ; J. J. Garrard , senior steward ; Knud
Stangland , iunior steward ; J. R. Roxby ,
Bones for Contention.
An ordinance recently passed by the
city council prohibits the establishment
and maintenance of a burial ground
closer than eighty rods from the city
limits. "Riverview" cemetery adjoins
the city limits and may on that account
be a matter of controversery. The right
to remove bodies from "Longview"
cemetery without permission from the
city is also a bone of contention and
will be settled by the courts.
The Grasshopper Question.
The question of how to dispose of the
grasshoppers is being agitated by the
farmers in the particular districts where
they are the most numerous. As they
are not of the migratory sort they will
naturally increase in numbers if some
thing is not done to destroy them. In
oculation aud poisoning by spraying are
are among the means suggested and
being carried out.
Continued Until Tomorrow.
The city cases against Rev. J. M. Bell
aud William Huber for entering aud re
moving bodies from "Lougview" ceme-
etry without permits , which should have
come up before Police Judge Babcock ,
Thursday , have been postponed until
Furnished Rooms to Rent.
Furnished rooms to rent. Inquire oi
Mrs. Laura Hammond , two blocks west
of the court house.
U. J. WARREN and family left foi
Davenport , Nebraska , yesterday on 6 , to
visit his parents.
Machine Oils at McCouuell's.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS. '
Machine Oils at McConnell's.
Machine Oils at McMiHen's drug store.
A fine rain prevailed in this vicinity ,
Albert Berry ib assisting in the office-
work at the Palace hotel.
You can get Bee Hives at Bullard's in
the "knock down" complete.
The "Bee Hive" announces a special
sale of Graniteware , this week.
An old friend : "The hum of the reaper
may now be heard in the laud. "
Read the new advertisement of the
Famous Clothing Co. in this issue.
Remember the initiation of the new
Star of Jupiter officers , next Monday-
William Zint has purchased the E. B.
Odell house , just north of H. H. Troth's
Abstract books of Red Willow county
'or sale or trade. J. E. Barngrover ,
Creston , Iowa.
We hear it stated that a dance will be
given in the bowery every Saturday-
evening for a while.
The new sidewalk in front of Mrs. M.
E. Barger's store will be appreciated by
the walking public.
The Indianola Reporter naughtily in
timates that McCook is preparing for
another county sent removal election.
We understand that J. Schobel con
templates starting a Racket store in the
Ganschow store room next door to De-
We must have something to drive dull
care away , so we now have a cemetery
ight on hand. There is little inspira-
1011 in it , too.
WiLiain Richardson has purchased the
dwelling house , in West McCook just
north of Colonel Mitchell's residence ,
and has moved into the same.
No action lias yet been taken in the
selection of the rest of the school teach
ers ; in fact the acceptances of some of
those elected are still lacking.
The elocutionary entertainment by-
Miss Tillotson on the I4th will be inter
spersed by music and by giving some
Delsarte movements and exercises.
Nothing short of a painful "financial
stringency" will deter Deacon Morlan
from having the finest little fruit farm
in this section of Nebraska. His present
plans contemplate that result.
The Lotus Quartette scored quite a
success in their concert in the opera
house , last evening. The boys produce
very fair music , and the pianist is good.
The quartette was generously applauded.
They had only a fair audience.
Miss Lottie L. Tillotson of St. Paul ,
Minn. , will give an elocutionary enter
tainment in the Congregational church ,
July i4th. She conies well recouiended
as an entertainer in her line , and it is
hoped that she may receive a large hear
The harvest is having the effect of re
ducing the output of the separating sta
tion somewhat , but after the rush of the
harvest it is expected that the amount
of cream will reach the neighborhood of
3,000 pounds per day. Several new-
routes are expected to be established at
The ladies of the cemetery committee ,
whom Colonel Mitchell charges with de
plorable mismanagement , should atonce
resign in favor of the colouel. The col
onel could run the cemetery to the entire
satifaction of everybody , and never turn
a hair ; aud he is the only patriot on top
of earth that can. By all means give the
colonel a chance.
The Populists have issued a call for
their county convention , which will be
held in McCook , Thursday , July cSth , at
one o'clock , for the purpose of electing
delegates and nominating candidates for
the offices of representative , county at
torney , commissioner of the Third dis
trict. Primaries recommended to be
held on Tuesday , July 26th. There will
be 89 delegates in the convention.
The Harvest is On.
The small grain harvest is on , but has
been retarded by the heavy shower of
Tuesday night. We look for an unusual
yield per acre and in total of a fine qual
ity of small grain , this season. We shall
be pleased to print any returns that may
be sent in from the harvest.
To Receive Treatment.
Mabel , the young daughter of James
Williams of near Danbury , left ou No.
6 , Monday- , for Chicago , where her
brother Frank is now locatedaud where
she will receive treatment by an expert
for her eyes.
Guaranteed Mixed Paint at McMillen's
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