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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 27, 1899)
By F. M. K1MMBLL.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co.
Supreme Judge M. B. Reese of Lincoln
Resent E. G. McGlltnn of Omaha
Rogunt W. B. Ely of Ainswortl
Judge 14th district..Q.W. Norris of Beaver City
Clerk S. W.Clark ofBnrtloy
Treasurer O. L. Thompson of Qorvor
ShorifT Fred Kinghorn of Box Elder
Clerk Dist. Court..F.G.StilRcbouor of Danhury
Sunorintoudont. . Martha J. Cordoal of McCook
Judce G. S. Bishop of McCook
Surveyor. . , E. S. Hill of Indinnola
Coroner Joseph Six > tts of McCook
Coinmissionor I ) . A. waterman of Lobanoi
HON. T. L. MATHEWS of Fremont
has been appointed U. S. marshal for
the district of Nebraska.
SINCE the decisive defeat of the
"Shamrock , " last week , by the "Colum
bia " under former's best
, the own con
ditions , there seems to be no reasonable
doubt who rules the waves at leas
when yatcbing is involved.
FRED KINGHORN was an honorable
manly and courageous member of the
gallant Fighting First Nebraska am
discharged his soldierly duties , like the
rest of the brave boys , in a manner that
has challenged the admiration of the
world. He has the solid , substantial
reliable qualities to make a dependable
sheriff , an officer with courage enough
to do his duty , and with judgment suffic
ient to know his duty.
MR. BRYAN has apparently forgotten
to tell his Kentucky and Ohio audiences
that the currency of the country in
creased from $1,506,434.966 , at the date
of bis nomination , to $1,948,703,186 on
October i , 1899. It might be just a little
embarrassing for the man who predicted
in 1896 that the currency could not in
crease withont the free coinage of silver
to admit that it had increased thirty
per cent , in three years. Here are the
official figures :
MONEY IN CIRCULATION IN U. S.
July I , iSge/date of Bryan's
nomination ) $1,506,434,966
March I , 1897 , ( date of Mc-
Kiuley's inauguration ) . . 1,675,694,953
March I , 1898 , ( end of Mc-
Kinley's first year ) 1,756,058,645
March i , 1899 , ( end of Mc-
Kinley's second year ) . . . 1,928,842.612
October" , 1899 1,948,703.186
CHAIRMAN JONES of the Democratic
national committee has evidently not
' kept u very close eye upon the conditions
in the United States during his absence
in Europe , since he is credited with say
ing , on his return , that he did not think
the prosperity in the United States had
yet reached the agricultural classes. The
mere fact that the exportation of agri
cultural products during the fiscal years
1898 and 1899 under the Dingley law and
McKinley administration equalled that
of the three years 1895 , 1896 and 1897 ,
under the low-tariff law which Mr. Jones
assisted in framing , ought to be a suffic
ient hint to him of prosperity among the
agricultural classes , while the further
fact that hundreds of millions of dollars'
worth of mortgages have been paid off
since the country rejected free silver ,
and thus assured a sound financial basis ,
should be to him additional evidence of
THERE is every inducement , this year ,
for the Republicans of Red Willow
county to give the5 state , judicial and
county tickets a united and loyal sup
port. The nominations were fairly made
by uninfluenced delegates. 'The county
candidates named are competent men
to fill the positions for which they as
pire and have been chosen from all over
the county. The judicial nominee has
proven his fitness for the district bench
during the past four j-ears and merits
your vote of confidence and continuance
in office. The state ticket is an able
one. Judge Reese , the nominee for su
preme judge , challenges admiration.
His career as a judge and a good citizen
of the republic and of the common
gC. wealth has been honoiable and worthful.
He will be a valuable addition to Ne
braska's supreme court. And , finally ,
in view of the over-shadowing import
ance of the coming national campaign ,
1900 , every Republican should stand by
his colors , steadfastly and loyally.
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
against alum *
Alum ffrfag powders are the greatest
menacers to health , of the present day.
ft" ROYAL CAKING POWDER CO. , NEW YORK.
SOLD OUT AGAIN.
Welly's Warm Letter.
[ TUe following letter from the pen of
Judge Welly will explain itself. It
comes in answer to a communication
written by Editor Wheeler of the Beaver
City Times , which is atpsaring in the
Populist papers over this district , this
week , in part : ]
C. R Whuolor , Editor Heaver City Times :
Dear HIr : T have read your letter in the
Times under the above 1 leading and also "lie
laid down his contest for the same reasons he
has done this. " Now , sir , get down on * your
perch or get up higher. T challenge you
further to prove of my ever receiving a penny
or any other favor for any ollicial or political
act of mine. 1 am and always have been
ready to go before any impartial committee
or tribunal for any Investigation In regard to
the many insinuations and charges that
emanate from the Heaver City contingent.
Now I submit the proof direct that your last
charge is absolutely false as will be shown
from the affidavits herewith enclosed showIng -
Ing that my letter which heads your article
was written prior to the date thai you allege
that I was in consultation with Mr. Rathbun.
I think if there Is anything In what you say
the people ought to know It. I spent my own
money in the campaign and not others' , even
you being no exception because I paid for the
telegram you sent mo after the certificate
was .sent In. It did me a great deal of good
Indeed for you to send mo the telegram to
come to Beaver City after all the dirty work
had been accomplished and the certificate oi
the canvass board sent away. How foolish
you must have been to have gone to see Nor-
rls as you say , to get his influence for holding
the certificate when if you told the truth in
your letter and you sent the telegram Im
mediately after that Intervlewyou knew that
the certificate at the time that you had this
alleged Interview and at the time that you
sent this telegram , had already been sent
away and was beyond the control even ol
the canvassing board ; hut in your lettei
you tell quite a different story now to what
you did four years ago when in answer to Ihis
telegram 1 came to Beaver City. The
circumstances you relate were not told
to me then ; the story you told mo at that
time or the one you now publish must
be false ; they are not consistent and
cannot both be true.
Yoy harp on Union precinct forgery. Do
you not have brains enougli to know that the
supreme court granted the relief in that and
that as a matter of fact the canvass on which
Xorris * certificate of election was issued did
not give him those fraudulent votes in
Union precinct ? that was righted by the
supreme court before the issuing of the cer
tificate , and it is due to Norris to say that lie
laid no claim to those fraudulent votes. But ,
Mr. "Wheeler , what have you to say about the
five tallies that showed up in your God-like
Beaver City poll-book when the second can
vass was made ? Who wrote those tallies in
there ? What is the evidence ? You are now
trying to make the people believe that Norris ,
in broad daylightin the commissioners' room ,
when the county clerk's ofiice was open ,
and the door leading to the commissioners'
room was not closed , changed the figures in
the canvass book. Nobody has overcharged
Norris with being a fool and lie certainly
would have been if he had undertaken this
crime in this way. You do not even say in
your letter that he had these books in his
possession but by insinuations that are far-
stretched you try to make the people believe
that lie was guilty for the purpose of taking
the guilt oir from other shoulders that are a
great deal closer to you. As far as the real
damage done four years ago , the change of
hose six votes did not hurt me and it is quite
mmaterial how those changes were made or
vho did it ; but how different in legard to the
poll book ; this was sealed up in a package
ind placed in the vault in the county clerk's
iflice , the door leading to the vault and also
the county clerk's oliice was locked. These
canvass books were in the same vault. Did
Norris have access to this vault , or to this
office when respectable people were asleep ?
Could he have gone into the vault in broad
laylight in the presence of the public and
) pencd up this sealed package and made the
change without being detected ? What is the
evidence. Mr. Wheeler ? .You know it well.
Why didn't you tell the truth ? It is perhaps
leedless now to remind the people of Furnas
county that during this fatal Sunday , the day
> efore you say you were in the ofiice , that a
member of the firm of McCIure & Anderson
lad possession of this key and that one of the
members of that firm knew the combination
to that safe. These are undisputed facts.
Why hedge-around them ?
This may hurt your pet candidate , but let
us analyze his position a little further : Do
you not remember that this same candidate
stood up in the supreme court and before the
state canvassing board and claimed and de
clared that Norris was honestly and fairly
elected ? Now , four years afterward , he comes
out and says that I was defrauded out of the
oflice and says his client committed the crime.
Now what kind of professional conduct Is that
for an attorney ? An attorney who is sworn
to his client's interests , and who. even though
ill he says is true , is bound by the laws of our
state , by the oatli he has taken as an attorney ,
by his professional relations to the world as
in attorney and by all that is honorable and
holy in man to remain silent and forever keep
sacred all the secrets of his client that come
to his knowledge in the management of his
case. Would you elect a man of this kind to
the office of district judge ? Can you conscien
tiously ask the honest voter to cast his ballot
'or him ? How safe would such a man be on
he bench ? Of course lie knows who did the
leed or he would not say that I was defraud
ed. Why does he state that he supported
Norris four years airo because he didn't think
! was a fit man for the place ? Why , as a pop-
ilist. if he is one. lias he knifed some one on
the ticket almost every year since the organ-
zation of the party ? I know why. It is be
cause he could not use them as his tools and
cause them to do his bidding. Who. if any
one , has had more mortgage foreclosure busi-
less in this district for the past eight years
ban this same candidate ? Has he not be
come wealthy-because of the many mortgages
le has foreclosed and the farmers that lie
las driven from their homes ? Now , further ,
. believe , as well as many more populists ,
.hat we have been completely wheedled in
his candidate for the judgeship and antici
pated it at the time of the convention. His
nomination , obtained at the hands of this
committee , was another Beaver City outrage ,
s there anything you would not do ? Why
flid this same candidate spend from morn
Sunday. October 8th , until Op , m. at the home
of our nominee ? Why was it that just after
this visit the withdrawal came ? Why were
lot the people warned of the sickness of our
candidate , and if unable physically to make
lie campaign , let the people make the cam-
> aign for him , which they gladly would have
This nomination , obtained in the way it has
been. Is another Instance and another sample
af the work that was done when I was de-
rauded out of this office. Defeated at the
convention where the people were represent
ed , he managed with your assistance by wire
pulling and trickery toobtain the nomination
, bat was refused him and would always have
) een refused him where honest people of the
populist faith had a voice. No populist Is
mder any obligation tosupporthim. He has
\re thepopulistsgoingto permit this without
ebuke ? Let the voters answer at election.
D. T. WELTV.
. . .COAL eeo
Crib 800 Bushels Ear Com for
Barnett Lumber Co
. . .HARD AND SOFT COAL. . .
AH Coal Well Screened.
THERE is one famine which Mr.
Bryan and other people who are bewail
ing present conditions have neglected to
mention , and that is the car famine.
The railroads , whose activity is a better
barometer of business conditions than
perhaps any other class of our great
business enterprises , are suffering from
a shortage of cars with which to transact
the immense business of the country ,
despite the fact that they greatly in
creased their rolling stock in the past
year in the expectation of an increase in
business. The growth in railroad busi
ness is illustrated by the single fact that
the east-bound tonnage from Chicago
for four weeks of September in 1899 was
491,321 against 259,806 in the prosperous
year 1892. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
For wounds , burns , scalds , sores , skin dis
eases and all irritating eruptions , nothing so
soothing and healing as DeWitt's Witch
Hazel Salve. Mrs. Emma Belles , Matron
Englewood Nursery , Chicago , says of it :
"When all else fails in healing our babies , it
will cure. " D. W. Loan
L. J. Holland had business in the west end
burg , Friday last.
Commissioner Crabtree had a business call
to the county seat , last Friday afternoon.
County Supt. Welborn held an examination
at McCook , last Saturday , and attended the
teachers' meeting during spare moments.
S. R. Smith had a contest before the local
land officers in the metropolis , Monday. The
case involved the southwest quarter of the
southeast quarter and the southeast quarter of
the southwest quarter of section 33 , township
2 , range 27 west a timber claim. James Nutt
is the contestant and Henry Vosburgh , the
For all fresh cuts or wounds , in either the
liuman subject or in animals , as a dressing ,
Mallard's Snow Liniment is excellent : while
For sores on working horses , especially if slow
to heal , or suppurating , its healing qualities
are unequalled. Price , 25 cts. and 50 cts. at
McConnell & Berry's.
Corn-picking is well under way some fields
Rev. J. V. Robinson visited friends jn
Stockville , last week.
Anfin Houge lias bought what is known as
the \V. E. Ketch farm.
Mrs. John White has been quite sick hut
is better at this writing.
James Doyle was up in Frontier county ,
last week , rustling calves.
Matt Stewart is fencing another quarter , to
secure a winter pasture and range.
Mrs. Isica Atkinson has been entertaining
her mother and sister from Maxwell , Iowa.
1. W. Spaulding has bought what is known
as the Troxel farm , and is fencing the same.
Miss Maude Harrison entertained the young
people in the usual happy style , last Friday
Miss Gertrude Atkinson has accepted a po
sition in Mrs. M. E. Barger's millinery store
Mrs. M. E. Piper and baby will leave , latter
part of this week , for Bennett , this state , to
The ladies will meet , this week , to clean
the church in Box Elder , which is in need of
soap and water badly.
Fred sheriff-to-be visited the
Kinghorn , our - - ,
home folks , last Sunday , coming out from the
metropolis on his bike.
Mrs. Malen Campbell has resigned as su
perintendent of the Sunday-school , and Ed.
Warner has been elected in her stead.
There's always hope while there's One
Minute Cougli Cure. "An attack of pneu
monia left my lungs in bad shape and 1 was
near the first stages of consumption. One
Minute Cough Cure completely cured me , "
writes Helen McIIenry , Bismarck , N. D.
Gives instant relief. D. W. Loar.
DeWitt's Little Early Risers permanently
cure chronic constipation , billiousness , ner
vousness and worn out feeling ; cleanse and
regulate the entire system. Small , pleasant ,
never gripe or sicken "famous little pills. "
D. W. Loar.
. , > ' -i , s * - - -
is a specialty with us. None of it
gets into our store unless it is right
in every respect. It must he proper * 1i
in shape , ample in size , right in
pioportionsatul chuck full of good ,
substantial value for its price. If
it's unfinished so that cuffs will
ravel out ; if it's shaped like a grain
hag On the shoulders ; if it's thin m
and slazy and only slung togethei ,
\ve have no use for it at any price.
If the arms and legs are narrow
and skimpy , it can't get into our
store. ' , ' S- * *
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We carry extra sizes. Not in all grades ,
hut in the right grades for both men and women ;
for instance , size 50 in men's shirts , same in men's
drawers ; and size 9 in ladies' vests and pants. That
comes handy for big people. We supplied a man at
Wilsonville this week who tried last week to get
fitted in Omaha. That sounds strange , hut it's true ;
m took size 50 and a quarter of a yard of blanket goods
with which to put a gore in the hack seam of the
size 50 drawers. His measure is 54 inches around
Men's Shirts and Drawers at 25c , 35c , 50c , TSc ,
85C , $1.00 , $1.25 , $1.50 , $2.00 , and $2.25
* " : apiece.
Ladies' Vests and Pants at 2flc , 25c , 35c , 40c ,
50c , 85c and $1.00 apiece.
Ladies'Union Suits at 35c , 50c , $1.00 , $1.25
and $1.75 apiece.
Children's Shirts and Drawers in all sizes from
Infants to fifteen years of age prices from
I5c to 75c apiece.
Children's Union Suits from three to fifteen
years at 25c , 35c , 65c , T5c and 85c apiece.
We Solicit Your Inspection and Trade.
in same Building. GEO. E. THOMPSON. MCCOOK , NEB.
ONE PRICE PLAIN FIGURES CASH ONLY
Store Openes at 7:30 A. M. This Sale is for Cash Only.
Closes at 9oo P. M. No Goods Given Out
Saturday Evenings 10:00 P.M. on Approval.
Souhwest Corner of Main and Dennison Streets.
You should Take Advantage of this Great "Retiring-from-Business"
Sale at Once. At the present rate of selling , we will soon be out of busi
ness. Here we give you just a short list of a few Great Bargains iiowbe-
ing1 offered in the last few weeks of this Remarkable Going-Out-of-Bus-
IN FURNISHING GOODS.
Fine White Muslin , ? 5c now 49c
Best Wamsutta Muslin , $1 00 now 75c
Best Wamsutta Muslin with Embroid
ered front , $1 00 now 75c
Fine English Satteen , $1 fS now $1 19
Unlaundered White Shirts
Sizes l ? and if 1-2 only.
Best Grade , ? 5c now 39C
Overalls and Cotton Coats
Best Union Made.
85c and $1 00 , now
Hen's Cotton HaIf = Hose
Plain and Fancy Latest Styles.
25c to 50C now 15c to 35c
Hen's Merino and AIl = wool
25c to soc now I5c to 35c
Lined Wool and Leather
flitts and Gloves.
25c to $1 50 , reduced to I5c to $1 19
Suits for Men ,
Lowest Cash Prices.
$ 5 75 now $3 75
6 75 now 4 90
T 75 and 7 50 now 5 50
9 50 now 7 90
10 00 now 8 50
12 50 now 9 00
Finer goods same proportion.
Boys' and Children's Suits.
$ 1 75 now $ l 25
2 00 now l 49
2 50 and 2 75 now l 65
3 00 now 2 00
3 75 now 2 75
4 25 now 3 25
Finer at same proportion.
Children's and Boys' Over =
Wonderful Bargains and Choice
Price $2 25 to $9 00
Now $1 00 to 5 50
COme and see them.
All goods on this table are marked
with a Plain Green Tag , and are sold at
Exactly One-half of the Lowest Cash
Men's Suits ,
Boys' Suits ,
Boys' Pants ,
Children's Suits ,
Coats and Vests ,
all of which we have but a few Suits or
Lots remaining from the immense quan
tity we had at the commencement of our
GREAT SELLING-OUT SALE.
Come quick and look through these
your size may be among them they are
Special Bargains not to be found again in
a lifetime all Desirable Styles.
"Fish Brand" Slickers.
Best Yellow , $3 oo now $1 50
Best Black , $2 TS now i 37
The Famou flff Co ,
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