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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 25, 1899)
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W. F. LAWSON , Cashier. F. A. PEN NELL , Ass't Cash.
A. CAMPBELL , Director. FRANK HARRIS , Director.
rin V. FRANKLIN , PRESIDENT. A. C. EBERT , CASHIER.
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The Populists' Funny Fuse.
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Report of conference committee.
Selection of eight judicial delegates.
Selection of nine state delegates.
Nomination of coroner , surveyor ,
judge , superintendent of public instruc
tion , clerk of the district court , sheriff ,
county clerk , treasurer , in order named.
Nomination of commissioner , First
The following motion was adopted by
the committee , four of its members fa
voring the same : "Moved by Charles
Boatman , That inasmuch as S. R. Smith
is the only candidate for district judge ,
that this convention accord him the
courtesy of naming the eight delegates
to the judicial convention at Indianola ,
August 29111 , to stay by him as long as
there is a reasonable show for his nomi
nation , and when there is no show of his
nomination , that the said delegates be
absolutely released , to vote for whomso
ever they please. "
This resolution brought out a strong
objection. The first vote on the motion
to accept and adopt was a tie at 17. The
second vote stood 19 for the adoption to
20 against. Motion to adopt all but the
closing recommendation carried unani
C. E. Matthews at this interval rushed
in breathless and , raising aloft his voice ,
delivered the following resolutions with
sundry oratorical flourishes and varia
tions that quite put the convention in
the same breathless condition :
We , the representatives of the People's party
of Red Willow county , Nebraska , in delegate
convention assembled , do hereby reaflirm our
allegiance to the Omaha and St. Louis plat
forms of the People's party.
Believing as we do that all reforms must come
through the industrial classes and that labor is
paramount to corporations' greed and avarice ,
therefore we extend the right hand of fellow
ship to all , and especially to the laboring
classes , to join us in our efforts to emancipate
labor from the oppression of corporations and
the greed of capital , to the end that equal and
exact justice may be the allotment of eacli and
every citizen , be his position ever so humble.
Wo believe that the policy of the present ad
ministration is contrary to the l > est interests of
government and to the avowed policy of the
chief executive when war was declared against
Spain. Wo denounce a warfare that is carried
on for the acquisition of territory and the making
of . Wo believe that
ing shoulder-straps. war
fare against the Filipinos is practically a con
tinuance of the long extended policy and prac
tice of a disrupted and enfeebled nation , Spain ,
and we appeal to the intelligent voter to care
fully consider the trend of pasting events.
Wo congratulate the present state officials on
their clean and efficient management of the
.tate's . interests , but we condemn the past legis
lature that appropriated $2-lo6,000 to cover its
Wo believe in the most rigid economy in na
tional state and county affairs , and , are proud
of the record made by our present county offi
cials , but wo commend them to the "unwritten
aw" in regard to the tenure of office of all pub
The resolution were adopted unani
mously and as quickly forgotten , as the
subsequent action of - the convention
C. H. Boyle of the conference com
mittee now made a preliminary report
aud the ball was opened. J. A. Carter
wanted to know again ; Joe has a greater
want column than the average metropol-
tan daily. The discussion of the propo
sition to fuse brought out a long and
leated debate. Much party linen was pa
raded before the convention ; sores were
exhibited ; charges and counter-charges
were made. Much oratory was wasted
on the desert air. Finally , C. H. Boj'le
made a motion that the Populists fuse
with the Democrats , if a satisfactory ba
sis can be arranged. This prevailed.
Another motion offered by C. H. Boyle
to the effect that the request of the Dem
ocrats that they be given one of the four
principal offices , clerk of the district
court , clerk , sheriff , or treasurer , and
county superintendent , be granted , was
carried by a vote of 45 for to 41 against.
A motion to concede the Democrats
the office of clerk of the district court
was lost by a vole of 53 to 33.
The motion to concede the Democrats
the office of sheriff carried by a vote of
45 to 33- And after this there was shown
very little interest in the convention.
Delegates as follows were named to
the judicial convention : Wm. Hoppe ,
John D. Long , Wni. McTaggart , Philip
Blatt. John Brootnfield , S. R. Smith , J.
A. Carter , John W. Dutcher. These are
all , with one exception , regarded as
The state delegates are : W. A. Min
niear , W. E. Rollings , O. D. Mosher , J.
R. Neel , I. A. Sheridan , John G. Erviu ,
John Rozell , L. J. Holland , H. H. Pick-
The conference committee reported
Lhe acceptance by the Democrats of the
Dr. J. M. Brown of Bartley was unani
mously chosen for the office of coroner.
John D. Long of Bartley was named
for surveyor , without opposition.
I. A. Sheridan was named for county
udge. He received 53 votes on the first
formal ballot , with 16 votes scattering.
Ele was nominated by acclamation.
Miss Lillian M. Welborn's name was
presented from the Democratic conven
tion , aud unanimously endorsed.
For clerk of the district court , G. C.
Boatman , Maurice Ready and M. C.
Maxwell were named. On the first bal
lot Boatman received 29 votes , Maxwell
33 , Reddy 19 Reddy withdrew his name
and the second ballot gave Boatman the
nomination by a vote of 47 to 39.
In the case of the sheriff , the question
came up on the endorsement of the nom
ination of John H. Bennett , sent in by
the Democratic convention. There were
53 votes for endorsement to 32 nt > niust.
The nomination WHS made unanimous
R. A. Green wns the only man named
for county clerk , and Dick tried his best
to escape , but they wouldn't have it so.
Even Dick's speech failed to drive away
his support ; after that the case was hope
less , aud he was nominated by acclama
At this point Johnny Bennett was es
corted into the hall and made a brief
speech. He held no grudge against any
one and promised to work energetically
for success of the whole ticket.
In the race for nomination for the of
fice of treasurer , Jake Herge showed them
all a trick with a hole in it. He got 54
votes on the first ballot , and was nomi
nated unanimous ! } * . His nearest com
petitor was R. C. Catlett of Hartley , who
got 25 votes on the first ballot. And the
Comfort was against Jake , too.
The following members of the county
central committee were chosen :
COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTfiK.
Alliance Maurice Roddy , Hartley.
Henvor W. A. Minnioar , Danbury.
Bomlvillo C. K. Dutclicr , Indinnoln.
Danbury E. H. Lister , Danbury.
Fritsch Andrew Barlwr , Indianola.
Gcrvcr Alex. Ellis , McConk.
Indianola William Linuebery , Indianola.
Lebanon H. J. Garrett , Lebanon.
Missouri Ridge .las. A. Robinson , Danbury.
Perry W. J. Floisclinian , McCook.
Red Willow John Hroomfield , Indianola.
Tyrone W. C. McTnircurt , Tyrone.
Valley Grange James Robcrron , McCook.
Willow Grove R. A. Green , McCook.
C. II. Uoylo ifnd R. A. Green , both of McCnok ,
wore chosen chairman and tecrotary of the
The delegates of the First commission
er district then convened , and did the
best thing they could have done under
the circumstances re-nominated James
A. Robinson , who has made the county
a good commissioner at a trying time.
W. C. McTaggart of Tyrone was his
opponent , but could only muster 14
votes to Jim's 20. To those not posted ,
this was one of the greatest surprises of
the convention. It demonstrates that
"Missouri Jim" is not without friends at
home by a long shot. And Colonel Com
fort was also ferninst him , too.
THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
Chairman D. J. Fitzgerald of the cen
tral committee called the convention to
order , and read the call. Marion Plutu-
mer was made temporary chairman and
I. U. Taylor , temporary secretary. This
was afterwards made the permanent or
A conference committee , composed of
Patrick Walsh , D.J.Filzgerald , U.J.War-
ren , B.F.Sibbitt and J.E.DeAruiond , was
appointed to confer with a like commit
tee from the Populist convention on the
question of a satisfactory basis of fusion.
This committee reported that the Popu
lists conceded the Democrats the offices
of sheriff and superintendent of public
instruction , and the report of the com
mittee was adopted.
The convention reported the nomina
tions of John H. Bennett for sheriff and
Miss Lillian M. Welborn for county sup
erintendent to the Populist convention
and the same were endorsed. The re
mainder of the nominations made by the
? opulist convention were endorsed by
the Democratic convention.
The delegates named to the state con
ventiou are as follows : Patrick Walsh ,
D.J.Fitzgerald , William Lewis , Hairy
Barbazett , J. H. Bennett , Marion Plum-
mer , August Droll , I. B. Taylor , William
McCallum and U. J. Warren.
The delegates to the judicial conven
tion are : Patrick Walsh , William Lewis ,
U. J. Warren , Joseph Phifer , William
McCallum , Lovell Clyde , Peter Foxen
and James McClung.
Cornniitteeinen were appointed for
each of the precincts of the county.
( We are under obligations to Secretary
Taylor for these minutes. )
Doc Minniear , like the colored troops ,
"fought nobly , * ' but didn't get a thing
he wanted. After the decision of the
sheriff matter , he lost all interest in the
convention for the time.
The Democratic convention was not
much for numbers , but their nerve was
good and their heads worked all right ,
as witnesseth the successful manner in
which they sand-bagged the Pops.
That part of the convention devoted
to washing the dirty clothes of the
part } ' , and relating past fusion experi
ences , which did not fuse , was one of the
most entertaining features of the conven
tion , and was participated in with the
most enthusiasm. Tales were told out
of school , sores were exhibited , and a
general warm time was had.
It's a hard blow in a tender spot for
fohn Neel to be thrown over the transom
and a Democrat named in his place ,
while all the other "third-termers" went
under the wire in a jog. But it is about
: he only satisfaction the Comfort can
: ake in the result of the convention.
They got John's scalp and the colonel
may take all the credit he wishes.
Colonel Mitchell was present , but the
convention never realized it. His tow
ering intellect was too deeply engrossed
n kissing the babies , shaking hands
with the papas and mamas , inquiring
about the crops , putting sample copies
of the Comfort in the farmers' wagons
while they weren't watching , and gath
ering in a few cart wheels on subscrip
tion , to realize that his country and
party needed him to stand like Horatio
jn the bridge between his party and dis
aster. Meanwhile about all the "third-
termers" passed muster. It was a sad ,
sad day for the colonel.
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of Summer Goods now on.
Prices marked down. Cotton
Wash Dress Goods , Dimities ,
Organdies , Ginghams , Cotton
Coverts etc. , etc. , also Ladies'
Shirt Waists at greatly reduced -
Linen nits . . .
for Ladies , Men and Boys.
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weather. Prices are very
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C. H. BOYLE , i
ATTORNEY AT LAW
McCook , Nebraska.
Room 3 , Meeker-Phillips Bldg ; , Upstairs
C. M. DUNCAN ,
Physician and Surgeon
All chronic diseases treated by electricity.
Lady attendant in office.
over the old Knipple store-room.
H. P. SUTTOX
McCOOK , KEBPASKA
JOHN E. KELLEY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
McCooK , NEBRASKA.
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Rear of First National bank.
McCOOK SURGICAL HOSPITAL ,
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McCook , - - - Nebraska.
Office and Hospital over First National Bank.
Office hours at residence , 701 Marshall
1-efore 9 a. m. and after 6 p. m.
given in appropriate cases.
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McCook burjicai Hospital.
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