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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 1, 1899)
By F. M. K1MMELL.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co.
Republican County Convention.
The Republican electors of Red Willow
county , Nebraska , are hereby requested
to send delegates from their respective
precincts to meet in convention in the
city of Indianola , Nebraska , on Satur
day , September i6th , 1899 , at 10 o'clock ,
a. m. , for the purpose of placing in nom
ination candidates for the following of
fices and the transaction of such other
business as may properly come before
One county treasurer.
One county clerk.
One clerk of the district court.
One county superintendent.
One county judge.
One commissioner , lirst district.
Eleven delegates to the judicial con
vention and delegates to the state con
The several precincts of the county are
entitled to representation as follows , the
apportionment being based on the vote
cast for M. L. Hayward for governor in
1898 , giving each voting precinct two
delegates at large and one delegate for
each fifteen votes and fraction thereof ,
Alliance 4 Lebanon 7
Beaver 6 Missouri Kid e : <
Bondvillo I North Valley 4
HoxElder 4 Perry 4
Colomnn 4 Red Willow 4
Danbury 4 Tyrone 4
Driftwood 4 Valley GranRo 5
East Valley S Willow Grove
Fritsch S 1st precinct 12
Gorvor 4 2(1 precjnct S
Grant 3 U < 1 precinct 7
Indianola 7 4th precinct 8
It is recommended that no proxies be
adinittted and that the primaries of the
various precincts be held on Saturday ,
Septembergth , 1899. W. H. SMITH ,
\V. O. BOND , Chairman.
Republican Judicial Convention.
The Republican electors of the 14111
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 the ayth day of September ,
1899 , at 8 o'clock p. m. , 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. Hayward
for governor in 1898 , giving each county
one delegate at large and one for each
100 votes and major fraction thereof to-
Chase 3 Go per. 4
Dundy 4 Hayes 4
Frontier 9 Hitchcock 5
Furnas 13 Red Willow 11
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.
FORGETTING everything else before or
after , these two things I do , ' I love
Samuel Randolph and don't Missouri
Jim. " Jasper.
AFTER contemplating the defeat of
John R. Neel and the nomination of
John H. Bennett for sheriff , and after
recalling the ungrateful manner in which
the colonel knifed John Neel , Jasper
Phillips of the Reporter is moved in
spirit to observe that , "Mitchell's liver
is whiter than his teeth. "
COMFORT to the "third-
term" bo3s whom he .futilely sought to
defeat for renomination : "Though your
sins failing to heed the unwritten law
of the party be as scarlet , ( before the
convention , } now do I make them as
white as my front teeth ( after the con
vention. ( We fellers must stand to
gether when it is a question of principle
( principal. )
COME to think about it , how would
Colonel Matthews of the Populist reso
lution committee like to secure a couple
shoulder straps at the price paid by the
late lamented Colonel Stotsenburg and
other officers who have died bravely
leading their men on to victory ? Stay
ing at home and criticising the adminis
tration is safer , no doubt. But it [ lacks
all the qualities of courage and manli clG
ness that being at the front has. te
THE Fusion judicial convention at sry \
Indianola , Tuesday , after one of the alB
hottest political fights ever witnessed in tc
the district , nominated County Attorney fcm
Miller of El wood , Gosper county , as b ;
their standard bearer in the Fourteenth m
district. Ex Judge Welty led the fight mgi
against John T. McClure , who is ac giB
knowledged to be the ablest applicant
for the honor. Miller has been county
attorney of Gosper county since the Bi
year one. Is a man of medium ability ru
in the profession , good record , and is ch CO
fortunate in not having any old grudges ea
to pay. He will be Judge Norris' meat , ctC
just the same. C <
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
against alum *
Alum baking powders are the greatest
menacers to health of the present day.
ROYAL DAKINQ POWDER CO. , NEW YORK.
E. S. Hill and wife visited the county seat ,
DGeorge Cramer was within the shadow of
the new court house , Friday.
Mrs. Bass , nee Anna Barton , is visiting
Mrs. Starr in the county seat.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dolan went up to the
county seat , Wednesday evening on 5.
S. R. Smith was wandering through Jas
per's ruins of the new court house , today.
County Supt. Welborn was in the county
seat , Saturday , on business ot her office.
George Hill celebrated at McCook , Tues
day , the arrival of the First Nebraska boys.
Rev. L. A. Turner preached the sermon at
the funeral of the late Waller Sly in McCook ,
Willis Gossard was the guest of A. G. Dole
and family in the seat of county affairs ,
L. W. Cox of the Barnett Lumber Co. ? Mc
Cook , and family , were visitors of friends
here , Sunday.
George Webster of Imperial , formerly em
ployed in Duckworth's pharmacy , visited
friends here , this week.
Mrs. D. L. Bishop of McCook and daugh
ter , Mis C. W. Benedict of Chicago visited
Indianola friends , last Friday.
W. II. Wadsworth had business in the big
town to the west of us , Saturday. The new
court house did not fall on him.
Commissioner and Art Grabtree loaned
their presence to the reception to the First at
the county seat , Tuesday morning.
Dennis Fitzgerald and wife and sister-in-
law , Jennie McClung , received the P"irst with
the people of the county seat , Tuesday morn
It is becoming quite clear that we will have
to elect the Republican county ticket , this
[ all , without the "aid and consent" of the Re
Gertrude Teel returned home , Wednesday
evening , from Lincoln , where she has been
-eceiving successful treatment at the sani-
Judge and Mrs. II. W. Keyes witnessed the
eception , Tuesday morning , given by the
icople of McCook to the returning heroes
lie First Nebraskans.
Misses Jennie McClung and Nettie McCool
vheeled up to the west end metropolis , last
Saturday , and enjoyed the evening band con-
: ert , returning on 12 the following morning.
Mr. and Mrs. William McCallum went up
o McCook , Sunday night , Mrs. McCallum
aking the evening train for Omaha , on a
hort visit. She returned home , Wednesday
The central committee met here on Tues-
iay. The convention will be held in this
ity , Saturday , September i6th , when the
icxt county officers of Red Willow county
rill be named.
Jasper's "love and affection" for Samuel
Randolph is only equalled by that other his-
nrical paragon of dual affection Damon
nd Pythias. It is most deeply touching in
ts tender pathos.
Jasper Phillips of the Reporter put on his
ife preserver , Sunday evening , and rode up
o the county seat on 5 , from which point he
ook No. 6 for Missouri. It is hinted that Jas-
icr went down to "see" how Missouri Jim
earned "how to do it. "
At the Fusion judicial convention held in
his place , Tuesday , Miller of Gosper county ,
-Ehvood is his home , was nominated for
adge of the Fourteenth district , after one of
lie hottest fights ever seen in the district , led
rincipally by Welty against McClure , who
; as the ablest and strongest man before the
onvention , and who would have been notni-
ated but for the Furnas county controversy.
.Sheriff and Mrs.John R. Neel arrived home ,
ist Sunday night , from attending a reunion
f the Dragoo family , a few miles from Tar-
io , Mo. , last week. Mrs. Neel was a Dragoo
-her father being a cousin of the Dragoo
oys , Sam and Ira , of the Hatfield ranch ,
'he sheriff reports having had a great time ,
'he Tarkio Independent has the following
rief word about the affair , which was one of
irge proportions :
The Dragoo families and their relation met
: the home of C. C. Dragoo , four miles south
[ this city on last Thursday for a family re-
lion. One hundred and seventy-four Dra-
3os were in attendance , besides about one
jndred guests. The Dragoos first came to
ds county in 1863. There are 9\-er two
andred and fifty of them now in this county ,
ne family of brothers and sisters have one
jndred and forty-one descendants. A mag-
: ficent family dinner was spread and a jolly
jed time was enjoyed by all. Rev. A. R.
: unt and W. R. Littell made short talks after
nner. The family will hold a reunion each
: ar at the home of some member of the fam-
f in this county.
A quiet wedding took place at the Holland
) ine at 8 o'clock , Thursday , Aug. 25th , when
iss Jennie , one of the charming daughters
' . Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Holland , and Mr. John-
in H. Graves of Lincoln were united in bonds
: matrimony. The Rev. T. F. Tyson of
'estern , Neb' , performed the ceremony and
jss Flora Quick played the wedding march
om "Lohengrin" as the bridal couple en-
red unattended , the bride carrying bride's
ises. After the ceremony the company were
vited to the dining room where they partook
such a dainty and toothsome breakfast as
ily Mrs. Holland could prepare. The happy
juple left on No. 12 for Lincoln , where they
ill make their home. Congratulations. *
Story of a Slave.
To be bound hand and foot for years by the
lains of disease is the worst form of slaver- ,
eorge D. Williams of Manchester , Mich ,
11s how such a slave was made free. He
iys : "My wile has been so helpless for five
: ars that she could not turn over in bed
one. After using two bottles of Electric
itters she is wonderfully improved and able
do her own work. " This supreme remedy
r female diseases quickly cures nervous-
: ss , sleeplessness , melancholy , headache ,
ickache , fainting and dizzy spells. This
iracle working medicine is a godsend to
eak , sickly , run down people. Every bottle
laranteed. Only 50 cents at McConnell &
Are grand , but skin eruptions rob life of joy.
acklen's Arnica Salve cures them , also old
nning and fever sores , ulcers , boils , felons ,
rns , warts , cuts _ , bruises , burns , scalds ,
apped hands , chilblains. Best pile cure on
rth. Drives out pains and aches. Only 25
5. a box. .Cure guaranteed. 4Sold by Mc-
) nnell & Berry.
The new 15. & M. sidetrack is nearing com
Glenn Vickrey is the sole owner of a neu
W. C. Hanson and J. 11. Jeffreys drove down
to Arapahoc , Sunday.
II. L. Burton , after a short illness , is able
to resume his labors.
Freem Utter \vas down from the west cut
city , first of the week , on business.
Misses Grace Clute and Carrie Reynolds 01
Arapahoe were visitors here , Sunday.
Rev. A. A. Arthur of the Christian church
baptized three recent converts , last Sunday.
Lester Hall and Miss Laura Mallory ol
Cambridge visited friends here , Wednesday.
C. W. Keys biked up from Cambridge , lasl
Sunday , and ate melons at his father's west ol
GuyCurlee and E.O.Scott were down from
the west end visiting with the folks at home ,
Joe Mctsker of Cambridge was entertaining
a few of the boys with a phonograph , one day
E. E. Smith got mixed up with a refractory
cow , Tuesday , and came out of it with a badly
Frank D.VValsworth of Kansas City is home
on a short visit to his brother and to breathe
the bracing air of Nebraska and get fat and
A. E. Crosby has disposed of his harness
shop and building to Ed Muntz of Cam
bridge , who will soon become a resident of
The country boys from Pumpkin Ridge in
dulged in a game of ball with the home team ,
Wednesday afternoon. Score , 63 to 147 in fa
vor of the country cousins.
Ed Curlee has a car load of apples on the
market here. They were loaded at Wilbur ,
this state. What are not sold here will be
disposed of at Indianola and McCook.
Mrs. M.J.Scott and Ralph departed , Thurs
day morning on 12 , for Lincoln , where the
children will enter school. Miss Carrie will
visit here several days before joining them.
Frank Everist of McCook has purchased
213 head of cattle of A. C. Walsworth. Con
sideration , $5,800. They will be removed
'from the ranch south of town , September ist.
Quite a number of Furnas county politicians
stopped here , Monday , on their way to Indi
anola to witness the obsequies of an aspiring
Pop who will receive interment at the fall
E. J. McLaughlin and wife arrived from
Dundy county , close of last week , to visit his
sister , Mrs. J. A. Curlee. He has since pur
chased John Jones' residence and will move
in at once.
Mamie Hodgkin wheeled down from Earl ,
first of the week , to make her grandparents
and friends a short visit. She returned on
Thursday to that place , where she has a posi
tion in a store.
Albert Babb of Oberlin , Kansas , a nephew
of E. R. Moon , was visiting here a fexv days ,
last week. Geo. Moon returned with him to
Oberlin where he takes a position in an un
A grouchy individual from Freedom with a
torpid liver and a soft corn , who is as full of
wind as an inflated balloon , came clown on
Wednesday with blood in his eye and a griev
ance in his heart , but not a trace of gray mat
ter in his garret , and attempted to inflict per
sonal injuries on the anatomy of an old and
respected citizen of this place. But for the
timejy interference of outsiders he would have
required some one to identify him to his fam
There was a "grand ball" in the Nash build
ing , last Friday evening , and "after the ball
was over" Albert Eifertof Lebanon attempted
to take the life of Miss Etta Kumsick , a fornl-
er sweetheart. Three shots were fired by the
jilted lover , but without effect , and the young
ady sought refuge in the home of Michael
Kinnegan for awhile , going home later witli
ler escort _ by a roundabout way. The wisdom
> f this move was demonstrated when Ben
Fifer , who was on the way home with his
"airy , was held by Eifert , who supposed the
jbjectof his jealous rage to be in the carriage.
The "Magnus Appolo" of the city dads and
ind one of pur citizens with an impediment in
lis stride indulged in a new diversion , one
lay last week , and both parties became so
inthusiastic that for a time it seemed as if a
nore forcible impression than the lashing of
: ongues would be apparent. The man who
sells green apples and believes that with the
proper restraint Bartley would make a nice ,
juiet , little burg opined that the man who is
ilways in the push about mail time was not
is ardent a suppoiter of reform measures as
ie might be , and the "Magnus Appolo" de-
: lared it was a base falsehood and if he
vasn't shy his ivories he would make Ham-
) urg steak of the opiner. And since this in-
: idental dissonance we have had recurring
jlasls of hot air.
Prevented a Trapredy.
Timely information given Mrs. Geo. Long
if New Straitsville , Ohio , prevented a dread-
ul tragedy and saved two lives. A frightful
: ough had long kept her awake every night ,
ihe had tried many remedies and doctors , but
teadily grew worse until urged to try Dr.
king's New Discovery. One bottle wholly
ared her , and she writes this marvelous rem-
dy also cured Mr. Long of a severe attack of
iiieumonia. Such cures are positive proof of
lie matchless merit of the grand remedy for
uring all throat and lung troubles. Only 50c
nd $1.00. Every bottle guartanteed. Trial
ottles free at McConnell & Berry's.
To the public throtich the columns of THF
McCooK TKIHUNE : "Had the village counci
shown any interest the offenders would have
been hauled up and assessed a few fines foi
disorderly conduct if nothing more. " Extrac
from issue of August 11,1899. Now come the
village trustees and denounce the above
charge as being absolutely false in every par
ticulnr for County Attorney Starr had the as
surance of the undivided support ot sail
board in whatever move he might make ii
trying to bring the offenders to justice. Am
we would say further that we believe if some
of our prominent citizens were as anxious to
have the law vindicated by becoming com
plaining witnesses , which is their duty , am
swearing to what they know about the law
being violated as they are to violate the law
themselves by selling tobacco to boys , the of
fenders would have been duly punished. Sig
natures of board of trustees of village of Bart
lev : R. S. Baker , chairman ; Geo. W. Jones
W. H.Gartside , J.Fletcher , member and clerk
Bismarck's Iron Nerve
Was the result of his splendid health. In
domitable will and tremendous energy art ,
not found where stomach , liver , kidneys am"
bowels are out of order. If you want these
qualities and the success they bring , use Dr
King's New Life Pills. They develop eveiy
power of brain and body. Only 25 cents , at
McConncIl & Berry's.
[ OFFICIAL it v AUTHORITY. ]
McCook , Neb. , August 26,1899.
Board of county commissioners met pursu
ant to adjournment. Present , James A.Robin
son , Henry Crabtree and Stephen Belles , com
missioners , and R. A. Green , county clerk.
Minutes of previous meeting read and ap
Petition of N. Dutcher and others asking
for a public road read and considered ; the
board finds that all owners of land along line
of proposed road have given consent in writ
ing thereto , and on motion same was granted ,
establishing a public road as follows :
Commencing at southwest corner of section
thence one-half mile and
36-3-28 , running east -
terminating at southeast corner of southwest
quarter of section 39-3-28 , said road to leave
section line where said line crosses Buffalo
creek and go along north bank of said creek
to intersection of road No. 78 as shown by
road plat on file in county clerk's office. And
clerk directed to notify overseer of highways
to open said road.
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 : '
J. W. Dolan , house rent for pauper. . . .5 6 oo
J. C. Oakley , boarding pauper 7 50
James McAdams , work and material
on court house , per contract 200 OO
Stephen Belles services as commis
sioner 27 oo
Henry Crabtree , same 27 So
[ ames A. Robinson , same 21 20
And on county bridge fund , levy of 1899 , as
[ ames M. Epperly , bridge work $ 3 90
And on county road fund , levy of 1899 , as
E. S. Hill , surveying road $ 5 oo
. 'rank Pahl , road tax refunded 61
. A. Streff , road right of way 32 oo
M. M. Weaver , road tax refunded 56
The following claim was audited and al-
owed on the fund donated by the city of Mc
Cook , to aid in the construction of the county
court house , and the clerk instructed to draw
on said fund in payment thereof , as follows :
Louis Kalb. work on court house S 12 oo
On motion board adjourend to meet , Sep
tember i6th , 1899.
Attest : R. A. GREEN , County Clerk.
People are beginning to talk politics.
Monday will be remembered as a day of
William Little is putting up his seed alfalfa ,
: his week.
School will begin in district No. 8 on Sep-
: ember 4th.
Luther P. Fitch was visiting down on Ash
: reek , Tuesday of this week , the guest of
Quite a number of the South Siders _ were in
that long procession , Sunday , which followed
i beloved friend and neighbor ( Walter Sly )
: o his last resting place. Walter was well
liked by all.
Theie will be a joint session of theEpworth
League of McCook and the South Side En-
Jeavor Union in the Fitch school house at 3
f ) . m. , Sunday , September 3d. Topic , "Help-
ng Our Pastors" or "What Can We Do to
Help Our Pastors. " The McCook male quar-
: ette have been asked to be present , and we
nay all look forward to a good time , as well
is a spiritual awakening. All are cordially
nvited and we ask both the Epworthians and
he Endeavorers to make it a point to tell all
< f your friends and neighbors.
W. S. Bixler had over 1,500 bushels of
W. S. Bixler has bought Win. Sharp's inter-
: st in the steam thresher.
It is said that the best spring wheat up
icre was raised by Roy Coleman.
"As we go to press" word comes that II. K.
3ixler is threshing his big job of wheat.
H. B. Wales is through threshing and 1'as
.585 bushels of wheat , 165 of rye and the
ame of oats.
M. H. Cole's wheat crop was over 1,000
mshels. He had thirty acres that made 468
mshels a little over 15 per acre.
We are constantly freshening up our
stock with the Latest Styles in Men's , 9
Women's and Children's Shoes. Our
latest invoice is
Neat in appearance , serviceable in wear ,
and moderate in price. It is a well = se =
selected stock and a cheap one.
VAHUE & PETTY , Proprietors ,
GANSCHOW'S OLD STAND. JIcCOOK , NEBRASKA
S' S K BT dNaNB B 8Xa J ? sXKX
Are Now Arriving
Black Crepons !
Colored Crepons !
Camel's Hair Plaids !
Tailor Suitings ,
Venetian Cloth ,
Granite Weaves ,
and Mixtures ,
Whip Cords , Chrystal Cords ,
Bengalines , Brilliantines ,
etc. , etc. , etc. , etc.
Such as VELVETS , SILKS , SATINS ,
Oress Trimmings ! BRAIDS , BUTTONS , CUT STEEL ,
_ JET , BEAD BRILLIANTS , FRONTS ,
JET SETS , BRAID SETS , CHIFFONS , VELVET RIBBONS , SILK and SATIN RIB
BONS , BUCKLES , SLIDES , ETC. , ETC. , ETC.
New Velvet stock Collars.
New Silk and Satin Ditto.
The Latest , Brightest and Best.
We Solicit Your Inspection.
in same Building. GEO. E. THOMPSON. McCOOK , NEB.
ONE PRICE PLAIN FIGURES CASH ONLY
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.
Leading * Xotiou House ,
McCOOK , NEBRASKA.
I Telephone . No. 5 ,
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