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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1898)
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By F. M. K1MMELL.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
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SUTHERLAND'S plunility is but
867. Another such victory will
THE postal receipts for the fiscal
ending July , 1897 , are sis million
dollars in excess of the receipts of
the previous year.
IT would be interesting to know
definitely just where Colonel Kose-
wnter of the Omaha Bee stands on
the question of expansion. The
course of the Bee has been so ziz-
zaggy of late on that proposition
that we are dizzy trying to keep
track of him.
THE ease and fecundity with
which the newspaper colonels are
making successors to Senator Allen
will remove the whole trouble from
the shoulders of the next legistat-
ure and give the legislators full
time to devote to other and more
THE gentlemen who are pushing
the scheme to hold an exposition
in Omaha in 1899 are furnishing
additional reasons why that city
should be called Porkopolis , only
the porkers are two-legged instead
of the regulation sort. But they
are hogs just the same.
THE circuit court of Ohio has
just affirmed the decision of the
common pleas court awarding $ o-
000 damages to Frank Schager
against the Nickel Plate because
the company had blacklisted Scha
ger. The blacklist has a long way
to go in America to become har
monized with our idea of giving
every man a fair chance to make a
IN'seeking to continue the ex
position at Omaha another year
there is an exhibition of the hog
spirit most disgustingly diverting.
The exposition has been a success ,
a fact in which all loyal Nebras-
kaus take strong pride. It may
be added that in many respects the
exposition has been a distinct loss
to the Iqcal merchants throughout
the state , and a correspondingly
large gain to the department stores
and heavy dealers in Omaha. But
for the good that might accrue to
Nebraska the local dealers and
other interested ones have will
ingly joined in the harmonious ef
fort to make the exposition the
magnificent success it has been.
The present movement , however ,
is preeminently selfish and has for
its end much that has not to do
with advertising to the world the
attractions of the west. It should
not be encouraged , and if persisted
in should be met by the retailers
and others with thejr most effect
ual opposition and 'liscmiragenieut.
C. H. Eussell had business with
the county officials , Wednesday.
Miss Lillian Welborn attended
to duties of the county superiu-
tenpeucy at McCook , Saturday
last , one of the regular appoint
Colonel Phillips of the Reporter
returned home , Wednesday morn
ing , from attending district court
up in Hayes county , early days of
Mrs. Lehu was called to Me-
Cook , Sunday , by the alarming
illness of her daughter Julia , who
had a stubborn attack of hiccough
ing that did not readily respond to
the doctor's treatment. Her son
Charlie came down after her.
Julia is now improving.
A 3roung blizzard , the first of
A "chopping bee" at Mrs. Sue
Hilernau's on the 23d.
Oyster supper at the Crattys ,
last Saturday evening.
The doors of the Prospect Park
Sunday-school have closed for the
Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Under
bill were guests of the Pickrells ,
J. Sly and Miss Minta attended
the Woodmen oyster supper in In-
elianola on the 18th.
W. W. Barugrover of Stockville
was doing business in our village ,
W. B. Starr of McCook was in
town , Wedueaday , on. business of
The Misses Teel and Happersett
spent Thanksgiving day at their
homes in Indianola.
Mr. and Mrs. Muntz and the
boys , George and Ed , spent the
Thanksgiving holiday with Mc
Owing to the heavy storm and
extreme cold weather the Stock
ville mail did not go out as usual ,
E. O. Scott came down from
McCook , last Saturday evening , , to
spend Sunday with the home folks
and watch the cold wave come in.
Wm. Boucher and Miss Anna
were guests of friends here , Thurs
day , on their return from a visit in-
Culbertson to their home at Kear
0. C. Sibbett went to McCook ,
Tuesday evening , witlfE.T. Black-
fan , who will bo brought before
the board of insanity , next Mon
F. O. Fritz , lecturer for the Star
of Jupiter , will speak in the hall ,
Saturday evening. All are invited
to come out and hear what he haste
On receipt of a message con
taining the sad news of the death
of his sister , Iline , L. V. Patch de
parted for Lincoln , Wednesday
Miss Nellie Stephens of Box
Elder , who has been here visiting
her sister , Mrs. H. P. Hodgkin , for
the past week , returned home , Sun
The new safe for the Bank of
Bartley arrived , last Saturday , and
will soon be placed in the old bank
room vaults in anticipation of a re
moval to those quarters soon.
Mr. and Mrs. F.A.Hodgkiu were
called upon to lay away the remains
of their four-months-old babe on
Monday of this week. The little
one passed from life , Sunday even
ing after a short illness.
Night Operator Pate departed
on No.l , Sunday morning , to enter
upon similar duties at Otis , Colo.
He had made many warm friends
while here and it was with regret
shared by all his acquaintances
that he left for Iris new location.
Mrs. J. C. Puckett went up to
Indianoln , Saturday evening , to
spend a week or so with her mother
and the home folks. She is just
recovering from a protracted and
dangerous illness of typhoid fever.
Mr. Puckett went up , Wednesday
evening , to spend Thanksgiving.
Oliver Bush was on the street ,
latter part of last week , his "mug"
having again assumed presentable
proportions since its collision with
Conductor Bronson's lantern , a bit
of artistic needlework by Dr.Hath-
orn assisting materially in the pro
cess of recovery. Having had op
portunity to consider the matter he
will no doubt except section fore
man and railroad conductors the
next time he "gets on his skates"
and announces himself the best
thing that ever happened.
THE Corbett-Sharkey fiasco has
ago disclosed to the world the rot
ten inwardness of that brutalgam-
bling sport which disgraces this
POYNTEII'S plurality is 2,721.
Meserve's , 3,417. Cornell's , 3,135.
Wolfe's , 3,032. Jackson's. 204. ,
Gilbert's , 2,700. Smyth's , 2,001.
Porter's , -2,013.
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Weddings and rumors of wed
dings are all the go.
Mrs. Ward and children , Emma
and Willie , have gone to Iowa to
James Campbell lost a horse on
the road home from McCook , re
Alva Osburn has built a house
on his homestead. It will be love
in a cottage.
When "Scott" Simmermau was
visiting the Stryker boys , recently ,
his horse broke loose and the "gen
eral" had to "hoof it" home.
Elsie Ward and wife make week
ly visits at their homestead to ful-
full the law , then return to their
rented place to gather their corn.
A week or so ngo H. Carothers
finished his new barn which is 18
by 42 feet in size. It is quite an
improvement to his farm and home.
The portable pantry has found a
place in many of the kitchens
'round and about. Porter Maddux
has taken the job of delivering
The cold wave will retard for a
day or two the corn husking , which
was pressed with great vigor dur
ing the fine weather of the past
It's a little girl this time which
has come to make its headquarters
in the home of James Campbell.
It is the seventh olive branch of
North Coleman was visited by a
severe snow and dust storm , Sun
day night and Monday. It was
very hard on the stock , being un
accustomed to cold weather.
The meetings at Coleman schoolhouse -
house are so late in the day that
some of the church-goes have to
do their chores by skylight. But
the sermons are interesting all the
Spring Creek school is in prog
ress with about twenty-five pupils
in attendance. H. Beach is still
at the helm where he has been so
long , and indications are that he
has come to stay.
The autumn has been cool and
delightful all that could be de
sired. Very little sickness , hns
come to our knowledge. Farmers
have been rushed with work and
their resting time is not yet in
There is talk of the annual hunt
preceding Thanksgiving , the sup
per accompanying to be on Thanks
giving evening in Spring Creek
school-house. Should it occur ,
THE TRIBUNE will learn more of it
They have organized a literary
society at Spring Creek schoolhouse -
house which from all accounts is
very interesting. It is conducted
by the young people of that vicin
ity. The question for debate for
next Friday evening is , Resolved ,
; : That a liar is as bad as a thief
and should receive the same pun
If accidents from guns are as
sommoii all over the United States
is they are to Frontier and Red
Willow counties , there is no small
irmy killed and wounded yearly ,
ind there may not be enough left
: o whip poor old Spain in the
jourse of a score of years. Alva
Brown , formerly of this place but
now of Roseburg , Oregon , acci
dentally shot himself through the
seat sleeve , just missing his arm , a
ihort time ago.
THE great Baldwin hotel of San
Francisco was destroyed this week
yith a loss of a number of lives
md three millions of property.
Frank Coloimm IIIIH boon picking
corn for M. H. Colo.
R. E. DivitiovaH out picking
corn , Monday afternoon.
Wo are thankful that Undo Sum
licked Spain ( without our Jielp ) .
Ed. Osbaugh was in this pre
cinct after some cattle , Wednes
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wales spent
Thanksgiving day in setting up
housekeeping on the P.Blatt farm.
A dozen eggs are worth a bushel
of corn ; and Uncle Billy would
rather gather the eggs than husk
We are told that Will Bixler
has got into line and bought a
farm. An eminently proper thing
H. B. Wales went up to see Mr.
Prentice and on his return went on
to. McCook and sent a message tea
a brother of Mr. Prentice in Illi
nois , informing him of the condi
tion of his brother here.
As Father Prentice was return
ing home from church , last Sun
day afternoon , he suffered a stroke
of paralysis and had to be helped
from the wagon and into the house.
He has been helpless ever since.
It is sincerely hoped that he may
recover his strength soon.
No school in district 58 , last
Monday. The teacher came on
Monday afternoon and had to face
the storm ten miles io get heie.
Her sister brought her and then
drove home , making a drive of
twenty miles in the storm. These
are "Red Willow Connty girls. "
But didn't it blow some , Mon
day ! It just pulled the plugs from
"Shorty's" pie pumpkins. Jake
was the most unlucky , however.
He left a kerosene barrel out and
forgot .to plug up the buughole.
About two o'clock the wind got a
fair sweep at it and blew the barrel
through the buughole and left it
wrong side out , and Jake is puz
zled to know how to get at the
hoops. Up at Hank's it blew out
about fifty feet of his well.
I tell you ! oo ! ! Whew !
' of weather ! If it
but wasn't that a tight spell
hadn't been for those great , big , thick , soft bed
comfortables we got from Thompson's store we'd
'a' frozen to death SURE. $1.60 apiece was all
we paid for them ; made out of 14 yds. of cloth
with 6 ten-cent batts inside , 6 ft. wide , 7 ft.
long ; made right in Thompson's store they're
the thing ! Thompson's don't cany any of the
snide factory comfortables made of rags and dirt
-too short and too narrow--but make up all
they sell. Don't forget to see the assortment ,
from $1.50 to $2.00 each.
3LANKETS , TQO-
at all prices both Cotton and Woolen ; every
one of them wide enough and long enough. Heavy , gray ,
Woolen Blankets for § 3.25 a pair ; finer and better ones at
8400 , S6.00 and $7.00.
HOODS AND FASCINATORS--
the hand-made kind heavy fleece-lined , shaped
to the head ; large enough and thick enough. All prices in
ladies' from oOc. up.
for men , women and children the thick , heavy ,
warm kind. Prices begin at 20c. and end at oOc.
for everybody. Buckskin , Elkskin , Hoghide ,
Calfskin , Horsehide , Kid , Dogskin and Tarn ones. All sizes ,
CLOAKS AND CAPES.
Having sold out some of the medium and lower-
priced numbers , we have marked down some of the more ex
pensive ones to fill the places. We will make it interesting for
you on these goods.
We sent out some circulars with samples through the mails last Friday ,
and before noon on Monday there were Frontier county people in our store
trading in response to them , notwithstanding the blizzard. Cone yourself
and bring the neighbors ! Respectfully ,
I In Meeker Bldgf. Per .
I Adj. County Offices. . GEO. E. THOMPSON.rnnr. . ,
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