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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 25, 1899)
By F. M. KIMMELL.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co
The gallant First Nebraska regiment has
been mustered out of the service of the Unitei
States and its members will return to their
homes and their more peaceful avocations o
life as soon as the trains can bring them from
San Francisco , where they now are. The
present schedule of running will bring them
through McCook on Tuesday evening , Augus
29th , 1899 , and the people of McCook anc
surrounding country , the old as well as the
new soldiers , and all patriotic citizens are ic
quested to assemble at McCook on the afternoon
noon of August 29th , prepared to form in line
and march in a body to the train upon its ar
rival to welcome the returning heroes.
The following programme has been ar
ranged : One hour before the arrival of the
train all the engine whistles in the city will be
blown and the fire alarms sounded , which will
be the signal to form on Main street in the
following order : K. P. Band , B. & M. Drum
Corps , Old Soldiers and Sailors , Young Sol
diers , Ladies of the McCook Circle , Mayor
and City Council , Civic Societies , Citizens on
foot. March to depot , rcturing in same order ,
after departure of train , to the band stand ,
where appropriate exercises will be had , after
which the returning soldiers , Fred Kinghorn ,
Bert Colter , Stephen Belles , Jr. , Frank Traver ,
Harry Steers , and any others stopping here at
that time , and their families , will be enter
tain by the citizens of McCook at lunch.
Should any change in the running time of
the trains be made which requires an altera
tion of arrangements , the fact will be made
known by hand bills.
JOHN E. KELLEY , Mayor.
Republican Judicial Convention.
The Republican electors of the I4th
Judicial District of Nebraska are re
quested to send delegates from their
respective counties to meet in convention
in the city of McCook , Nebr. , on
Wednesday tbe 27th day of September ,
1899 , at 8 o'clock p. in. , for the purpose
of placing in nomination a candidate for
the office of District Judge , and to trans
act such other business as may come
before the convention.
The several counties comprising the
district are entitled to representation as
follows , the apportionment being based
on the vote cast for Hon. M. L. Hay ward
for governor in 1898 , giving each county
one delegate at large and one for each
lee votes and major fraction thereof to-
It is recommended that no proxies be
admitted , but that delegates present be
authorized to cast the entire vote of the
delegation of the county which they
represent. C. E. HOPPING ,
F. N. MERWIN , Sec'y. Chairman.
FUSION and confusion are very nearly
related , as seen by the action of the Pop
convention , last Saturday.
THE Populist state ticket is Silas A.
Holcomb for supreme judge ; J. L. Teet
ers and Edson Rich for university reg
To fuse or not to fuse was the question
uppermost in the Pop convention. And
in the desire to gain the offices and the
emoluments , sight was lost of principle
except in the resolutions which were
indeed beautifully read by Cecil Matth
ews and unanimously passed by the con
vention , and then unceremoniously
thrown over the transom , when it came
to make the nominations. The Pops
doubtless figure it that it is better to
bear the slings of outrageous fortune for
a while and rake in the emoluments ,
than to stay by principle and get "nit. "
Cheap Trip to Omaha.
On Thursday , August 31 , the cheap
est rates yet offered to Omaha for the
Greater America Exposition will be in
effect on the Burlington Route. Round
trip tickets , good for return until Sep
tember 4th , will be sold for $6.So from
McCook , Neb.
Now that the natives and their exhib
its for the Hawaiian and Philippine vil
lages have arrived , and the other col
onial displays are installed , the Exposi
tion is complete , and is worth going a
long distance to attend. It is not a
repetition of last year's fair. It is grand
er , more novel and has a theme distinct
ly its own. It is the first national fair
to contain a United States colonial ex
hibit. The grounds have been marvel
lously beautified , $2,500,000 having been
expended for this purpose. The electri
cal fountain in the Grand Court is far
prettier than any lighting effect seen
last year. Bellstedt's famous band from
Cincinnati has repeated its success of
the World's Fair , and caught the crowd
with its splendid music.
Remember you will learn something
of the islands acquired through the war
with Spain , if you visit the Greater
America Exposition. Join the Burling
ton Route's cheap excursion on.August
31. The rate is low ; only $6.So from
liere. For tickets or further information
apply to nearest ticket agent of the
J. Bantham moved back to the farm over
toward Lebanon , close of last week.
C. W. Keys hiked up from Cambridge , Sun
day , on a short visit to the home folks.
Rev. R. 11. Chrysler of Orleans was in town
Tuesday , looking after his property.
Ralph Scott went up to McCook , Thursday
evening , on a short visit to his brother.
A. G. Dole of the county seat passed the
glad hand around to acquaintances , Wednes
Ruby Fletcher , Winnie Epperly and Katie
Dietsch visited Danbury friends early in the
We are now connected with McCook by
phone. F. A. Walsworth has the local office
in his drug store.
E. O. Scott wheeled down from the county
capital , Saturday evening , and visited the
home folks over Sunday.
Wm. Cowles spent several days in the west
end city , this week. He expects to move his
family there in the not distant future.
Mrs. II. S. Ayer , wife of the agent at Frank
lin , and children arrived here , Sunday , for a
short visit with her brother , Agent Hanson.
Charles R. Lee and Marguerite Maisel took
a chance in the matrimonial lottery , Tuesday.
They were married by the county judge at
H. P. Hodgkin and wife drove up to Box
Elder , Sunday , with Miss Nellie Stephens ,
who had been their guest for a week previous.
Edith Ogg accompanied them and will visit
the Stephens family for awhile.
The material is on the ground for a new
passing track at this place , and work on the
same will be commenced soon. The need has
long been felt as the business track is always
in use by the elevator and stock yards people.
The Pops down in this end consider the
action of the convention at Indianola , last
Saturday , a pretty hard dose to take , and not
a few show a disinclination to take it , too.
It was a pretty rank deal for the east end
patriots as Ike Sheridan is the only man to
whom they can "point with pride ; " McCook
and the Democrats got the rest.
Robert Loveland of Marshall county , South
Dakota , stopped off here a few days , early in
the week , on his return from a trip through
the west , to swap yarns with the chum of his
boyhood days , A. B. Wilson. The "deacon"-
drove him around a bit and gave him a few
jgures on crops and resources with plenty of
coloring , as might be expected of any patriot ,
and was just congratulating himself on hav-
ng scored a point when his guest came back
it him with the statement that they had a ten-
thousand-acre field of in his
- potatoes up coun-
ry and that one man kept ten threshing out-
Its of his own running all fall to thresh his
crop of wheat. That prostrated the "deacon"
and he has been in a pretty wabbly condition
Eugene Dunham was in this neighborhood ,
Peter Wesch is the first to thresh in this
vicinity , commencing Tuesday.
The Populist primary was held at the school
louse , Thursday evening , and the necessary
delegates chosen for the county convention.
That new school-house is still in the dim
uture as there was an error in the bonds voted
and a call has been made for another election.
J. G. Relph and family departed , overland
or Iowa on a visit and will spend a few days
n Omaha and take in the exposition en route
The United Brethren Quarterly conference
was held at the Dodge school-house , last Sun
day , Rev. F. M. Kennedy conducting the ser
We learn that some of the Populist nomi
nees have already figured out their majorities.
[ t may be easier to do so now than after elec
The sudden and mysterious disappearance
of Robert Barr , the well known cattle dealer ,
las caused considerable excitement and anxi
ety among his many friends and acquaint
ances m this part.
D. D. Wildman is on the sick-list.
Mrs. James Oakley returned home , Monday ,
From her visit in Kansas.
George Harrison and Robert Langlry have
gone east for a load of apples.
A. W. Campbell says he knows'who the.
Box Elder correspondent is. Ask him.
Frank Lytle is building a Nebraska brick
on the corner , and will occupy the same soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hodgkin of Bartley
are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stephens , this
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Campbell are entertain
ing their daughter and two children from
Richard Brewer has gone out on an expedi
tion for the sale of his pantries , expecting to
be absent about a month.
Mrs. E. J. Vivian made her farewell calls in
this vicinity , latter part of last week. They
expect to move to Kansas to make their future
The last quarterly meeting of the year for
the Box Elder charge was held in the Box
Elder M. E. church , Sunday and Monday'
Presiding Elder C. A. Hale preached the ser
mon , Sunday evening.
Things are getting a little dry again.
John Randall is putting up hay , this week.
H. Stone is selling lots of fine water-melons.
S. G. Goheen threshed , the fore part of the
John Whittaker is doing a big business with
Mrs. Mathew Johnston was the guest of her
niece , Mrs. W. S. Fitch , the fore part of the
Messrs. Roy Barnes , Enoch Hoover , Ed
Hoover and Hubert Ploussard are helping
John Randall put up hay.
Gerald Wilcox's machine will go from S. G.
Goheen's to B. C. Bowman's and W. S.jFitch's
and then to Frank Cain's.
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
against alum *
Alton baking : powders are the greatest
xnenacers to health of the present day.
ROYAL CAKINO POWDER CO. , HEW YORK.
Ben King is building on his farm north of
Mr. Powell has his scales in and is ready to
Jelley making is the older of the day among
Threshing machines are not paying extra
well about here. It is the first year we have
heard a man's crop of grain enumerated in
Charlie Byfield accompanied his father to
Denver , Sunday , when he shipped the last
cattle. Charlie will spend a few days in
Boulder visiting relatives.
The people of this precinct will be grieved
to learn that Waltei Sly is very ill with typhoid
fever. Walter was a favorite among the
young people when he resided here.
This is not an unhealthy locality , but it
would be real nice if we had a drug store and
a doctor. One of those kind of doctors that
sit up nights and help nurse and don't get in
to big a hurry for their pay , would be popular
liere or anywhere else , perhaps.
That Throbbing Headache
Would quickly leave you if you used Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Thousands of suffer
ers have proved their matchless merit for sick
and nervous headaches. They make pure
3lood and strong nerves and build up your
health. Easy to take. Try them. Only 25
cents. Money back if not cured. Sold by
McConnell & Berry.
That Democratic sheriff deal is not testing
at all comfortably on the local Populistic
R. Q. Stewart was here , Tuesday , looking
after some revenue matters , driving over to
McCook from here.
After the way that his fellow Populists sat
down on Doc Minniear at the late conven
tion , it is expecting too much of human nature
o expect him to feel "first-rate. "
S. II. Stilgebouer is selling out his farm
chattels of all kinds , and expects to go into
msiness in Danbury confections etc. lie
was in McCook , first of the week , advertising
the fact per circulars.
A Frightful Blunder
Will often cause a horrible , burn , scald , cuter
or bruise. Bucklen's Arnica Salve , the best
in the world , will kill the pain and promptly
lieal it. Cures old sores , fever sores , ulcers ,
boils , felons , corns , all skin eruptions. Best
pile cure on earth. Only 25 cts. a box. Cure
guaranteed. Sold by McConnell & Beiry.
Wm. Heun has a chance to work at the
tinner's trade in Lincoln.
One of the Dolan boys of Indianola was
driving over this precinct , this week.
J. W. Corner and wife were in town , early
in the week , laying in a supply of edibles for
Roy Coleman was in town , Wednesday , and
Drought out a load of coal. He is getting
ready to thresh.
George Crane of Macoupin county , Illinois ,
was feasting his eyes on the beauties of nature
in these ends of the earth , Wednesday.
Uncle Billy was driving over the precinct ,
Wednesday , with three gentlemen from Illi
nois , who were looking at the country.
Some of Matt Droll's wheat made fifteen
Dushels per acre. He had over 3,000 bushels
of wheat , See of rye and about 400 of oats. He
put his wheat in with a drill and did it right ;
Mrs. Schilz and family are now very com
fortably located in their new house. It is a
Ine , two-story frame , and a place where they
can enjoy life. It is one of the many fine
: arm residences up here.
[ OFFICIAL r AUTHORITY. ]
McCook , Neb. , August 21,1899.
Board of county commissioners met pursu
ant to adjournment. Present , James A.Robin
son , Henry Crabtree and Stephen Belles , com
missioners , W. R. Starr , county attorney , and
R. A. Green , county clerk. Minutes of previ
ous meeting read and approved.
In the matter of the bids for lathing and
plastering the rooms on first floor , in the court
riouse , from main hallway east , to east side of
The bid of Yarger & Notley , being the low
est and best , was on motion accepted , the
cost of said work to be paid by the board of
county commissioners from the money appro
priated by the city of McCook to aid in the
construction of the county court house.
The following claims were audited and al
lowed and on motion clerk was instructed to
draw warrants on the county general fund ,
levy of 1899 , in payment thereof as follows :
Red Willow County Agricultural Soci
ety , appropriation for county fair.$263 55
Mrs. Peter Brockham , maintenance. . . 18 oo
Mary C. Hurlburt , taxes paid under
protest 10 70
And on county road fund , lexy of 1899 , as
E. L. Quigley , road tax refunded Si 37
On motion board adjourned to meet August
26th , 1899.
Attest : R. A. GREEN , County Clerk. 1
The announcements and programmes for
the entertainment to be given by the pupils of
Misses Richardson and Groff are out. The
entertainment will be held in the opera house.
Thursday evening next , August 3ist. Prices
are 25 and 35 cepts. Reserved seats at Mc
Connell & Berry's. The programme promises
an evening of pleasurable entertainment.
The Mystery Unsolved.
The m > stervsurrounding the disappearance
of Robert Barr , the stockman , after over two
weeks have lapsed , remains as deep and im
penetrable as at the beginning. Up to the
time of our going to press , nothing definite
has been developed. He left home , Tuesday
two weeks ago , going to Oberlin and the
trace of him was lost about two miles north oi
Dresden , over on the Rock Island. Search
ing parties are still looking for him or clues ,
PLEASANT RIDGE ,
Mr. McFarrin has moved back to Norton
Austin Dutcher is having some bad luck
with his threshing machine.
Mrs. J. W. Jones' mother from Falls City ,
Nebraska , is visiting her.
Thomas Ruggles and Lafe Miller were
combining business with pleasure in this vi
cinity , Friday.
A good many hog buyers were in this vicin
ity , last week. Four cents were all they of
fered for hogs.
The ladies of the sod church have made a
crazy quilt and will quilt it , Wednesday , for
their pastor , Rev. Darby.
There will be more corn in this vicinity at
gathering time than people thought , a few-
weeks ago , there would be.
The pemocratic caucus which met in this
part of the world , Friday , was attended by
ever so many of that political faith.
Rev. Ferris , family and sister of Cherokee ,
Iowa , are visiting his brother Charles of Vail-
ton. They departed for their home , Tuesday
The people of Vailton had the pleasure of
hearing two splendid sermons , Sunday. Rev.
Badcon preached an interesting sermon in
the afternoon from the text , "What is Man ? "
In the evening Rev. Ferris preached from
the words , "There is No Discarge in That
War. " He referred in his discourse to the
Philippine war , and said that there might
come a time when this war would be a
3lot on the escutcheon of the United States.
[ Applause. ] He presented many able illus
trations and said there should be no discharge
from the war on the saloons. His remarks
on prohibition and the way the war against
saloons should be carried on to accomplish
anything were very applicable. The Vailton
school-house could not accommodate all who
were present , and we feel that the solemn ,
earnest words of this excellent minister will
long be remembered.
A Thousand Tongues
Could not express the rapture of Annie E.
Springer of 1125 Howard St. , Philadelphia ,
Pa. , when she found that Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption had completely
cured her of a hacking cough that for many
years had made life a burden. All other
remedies and doctors could give her no help ,
but she says of this royal cure "it soon re
moved the pain in my chest and I can now
sleep soundly , something I can scarcely re
member doing before. I feel like sounding
its praises throughout the universe. " So will
every one who tries Dr. King's New Discov
ery for any trouble of the throat , chest or
lungs. Price SOG and $ i. Trial bottle free at
McConnell & Berry's drug store ; every bottle
This week opened unfavorably for corn.
Rexford Simpson has returned from his
We are sorry to report one of the McFarrin
children quite sick.
We notice Neighbor Baldwin is making ex
tensive preparations for fall wheat and rye.
Quite a few witnessed the parade , balloon
ascension and show in McCook , last Thurs
The corn crop in this section will be lighter
than last year , though all around us it will be
E. S. Dutcher and son are pushing the work
of threshing on the various small grain ranches
J , W. Speer , Charles Boatman and Joseph
Schmidt were delegates to the county con
vention at Indianola , last Saturday.
C. S. Ferris entertained a brother and sister
for a few days just past. Mr. Ferris was also
accompanied by his wife and daughter.
Rev. J. A.Badcon preached at Vailton , Sun
day afternoon. W. L. Ferris , pastor of the
Congregational church at Cherokee , Iowa ,
supplied the pulpit in the evening.
Robbed the Grave.
A startling incident , of which Mr. John
Oliver of Philadelphia , was the subject , is
narrated by him as follows : "I was in a most
dreadful condition. My skin was almost yel
low , eyes sunken , tongue coated , pain contin
ually in back and sides , no appetite gradual
ly growing weaker day by day. Three phy
sicians had given me up. Fortunately a friend
advised trying 'Electric Bitters ; ' and to my
great joy and surprise , the first bottle made a
decided improvement. I continued their use
for three weeks , and am now a well man. I
know they saved my life , and robbed the
grave of another victim. " No one should fail
to try them. Only sects. , guaranteed at , Mc
Connell & Berry's drug store.
Mrs. D. J. Fitzerald was a McCook visitor ,
Sheriff and Mrs. J. R. Neel departed , Tues
day night , for Omaha , on a visit.
D. J. Fitzgerald attended the Democratic
convention in Omaha , this week.
Miss Lillian Welborn had business in the
seat of county affairs , Wednesday.
Bernice Barton returned home , Sundav
night , from a week's visit in Republican City.
O. D. Mosher was in McCook , Tuesday
night , in consultation with the local Populist
Robert Welborn was down from Denver ,
close of last week. He is employed by the
Colorado Coal and Fuel Co.
Fred Beardslee departed , . Sunday evening ,
for Denver , where he enters the employ of the
Colorado Coal and Fuel Co-
W. H. Wadsworth , Clark McClung , Harvey
Reed and Clarence Dolan -visited Wads-
worth's farm in East Valley precinct , Sunday ,
all biking down and back.
C. B. Gray has been down from McCook on
a visit since last Saturday. Mrs. Gray and
the boy have been the guests of her mother ,
Mrs. Charles Hoag , for some time.
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suppose that a
Cotton Batt is a
Cotton Batt and
that is all there
is to it.
NOT SO AT ALL . . . .
as you will quickly discover when you put
one of ours alongside the other kind. Most Batts can be unrolled and un
folded only with difficulty , and by pulling them apart in many places.
OURS open out like a piece of clotb easily , quickly and whole. Most
Batts when unrolled are not the length of a Comfortable nor proper
width ; they have to be pieced out or cut off and patched around to make
them go. OURS open out just the length of a Comfortable and just the
right width. The kind of Comfortable that most Batts make pulls to
pieces inside with a little use and the cotton bunches down into the cor
ners. OURS make Comfortables that will not pull apart and that give
perfectly satisfactory service for years.
The average merchant buys his Batts from a jobber who gets from
the manufacturer and the only test applied by any of them is WEIGHT.
WE buy direct from the maker , and all the requirements that practical
comfort-making points out as desirable are provided to our special order.
Notwithstanding that ours have all the "points , " they also have more
weight than jobbers' Batts.
READY = MADE COMFORTABLES . . .
made by us right here in our store , 6 feet
wide and 7 feet long , containing 6 of our special Batts , are constantly in
stock and our price only $1.60.
WE ARE HEADQUARTERS . . . .
for BLANKETS , COMFORTS ,
HEMMED SHEETS and PILLOW CASES
We Solicit Your Trade ,
in same Building. GEO. E. THOMPSON. McCOOK , NEB.
ONE PRICE PLAIN FIGURES CASH ONLY
114- DOZEN GLOVES
Beyond a doubt this is the largest
shipment of unlined gloves ever re =
ceived by one retail store in this part
This line was carefully selected by
fir. Colson while in the east. Quality ,
fit and price were all considered. Let
us fit you out.
We have any size , any color , any
price. We mean to maintain our past
reputation. Headquarters for the best
gloves in town.
TH EE HIVE
Leading * Xotioii House ,
McCOOK , - - NEBRASKA.
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LUMBER GO ,
Telephone No. 5.
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