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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 9, 1900)
By F. M. KIMMELL.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co ,
WllKN about to die , William Goebel
placed himself on the Lord's side in the
following words : "I wish to announce to
the world that I do not hold myself in
open violence , to the word of God. "
ONE of the most distressing incidents
in the bloody history of Kentucky
closed , Saturday evening last at 6:45 , in
the death'of William Goebel by an assas
sin's bullet. It was a cowardly and das
tardly deed and there is little extenuat
ing to be urged in the fact that the slain
man had killed his man , and that his
victim's widow is in an insane asylum.
THE British losses in Africa in the last
ninety days are officially reported at over
7,000 men killed , wounded and captured.
This is many times as great as the entire
losses of the United States in the eigh
teen months since the war with Spain
began and was followed by that in the
Philippines. Yet there is still found ,
occasionally , a man with the iron nerve
to continue to criticise the conduct of
SCRATCH the average white-winged
reformer on the back and you will find a
chronic office-seeker fellows
disappointed , - ,
lows whom their own political associates
have turned down regularly and repeat
edly ; individuals with more gall than
brains , more insolent mendacity than
character. They know it all. Nothing
on earth , the heavens above or waters
beneath , is beyond their omnipotent
ability to correct or to manage ; and yet ,
in fact , these same wise and great men
may have only reached the altitude of a
blacksmith printer or shyster lawyer.
AT the Moscova , on the retreat from
Moscow , the French lost 30,000 men ; at
the battle of lyeipsic in 1813 , the French
losses were 65,000 in three days. At
Austerlitz the French lost 28,850 men ;
at Plevna , 18,000 to 20,000 Russians
were killed and wounded. At Gravel-
otte , the German loss was over 20,000 ,
and the French loss 19,000. The aggre
gate of losses at battle of Stone river in
the civil war was 13,249 on the Federal
and 10,266 on the Confederate side ; at
Gettysburg the Union loss was 23,190 , of
whom 2,834 were killed , 13,713 wounded ,
and 6,643 missing ; while the Con federate
"killed numbered about 5,000 , the wound
ed 23,000 ; prisoners , 14,000. So it will
appear that British losses in the South
African war have not been excessive
THB attack upon Secretary Gage , en
tered upon with such a righteous flourish
of outraged Democratic trumpets , has
subsided into something that has very
much the appearance of a farce. It was
hoped by the Democratic wallers to ex.
pose a great administration scandal in
calling for an explanation of the trans
actions between the secretary of the
treasury and the City National Bank of
New York. The secretary's clear and
satisfactory report of the transaction has
left nothing for the Democrats to ask.
The yellow journals and those smaller
Democratic papers which took up the
cry against the administration are now
backing off from their position as grace
fully as they can. The utter weakness
of the charges was shown in congress
when Mr. Richardson , the Democratic
leader in the house , took up the ques
tion of the sale by Mr. Gage of the New
York customs house , and he was so ef
fectually answered by Mr. Hopkins that
the subject was at once dropped.
First Storm of the Winter.
This section of Nebraska was visited ,
Wednesday , by the first storm of the
winter. The storm prevailed all day
and night. It was accompanied by a
slight snowfall and high wind , which
drifted the snow , but did not seriously
impede travel by rail or road , The ther-
rnoiueter has touched in the neighbor-
hood of zero every morning sit ice mak
ing the coldest snap of a splend'id winter.
Operator R. B. Pate came down from
Benkelmen , last night , and is working
in the headquarters.
Ma'de from pure
- cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
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Robert George is still very low with pneu
Mrs. Henry Walker is numbered among the
Drs. Brown and Ilathorn w'ere at Indianola ,
L. S. Grisell and wife of Indianola visited
his parents here , Sunday.
Ike Smith of deputy sheriff fame had busi
ness in Hartley , Wednesday.
Miss Ella King has nearly recovered from
her recent attack of lagrippe.
Cyrus Cowles is enjoying a visit from his
mother of Illinois the first in twenty-one
Our stockmen , Sipe and Smith , shipped
thirteen cars of hogs from this point , last
Bert and Mollie Stephens of Box Elder
were Sunday guests of their sister , Mrs. H. P.
J. G. Grisell and wife , who have been visit
ing his parents here , left for their home in
Illinois , Tuesday.
A daughter arrived in the home of John
Clouse and wife , on the 5th inst. , and an
nounced that she had come to stay.
John O'Malley and wife are evincing pa
rental interest in a young lady who arrived in
their home on Wednesday , February 7th.
The furniture and household goods of W. C.
Hanson and wife have arrived , and they are
now delving in the mysteries of housekeeping.
Just think of it a photographer here all of
next week ! Cheer up , look pleasant , and
don't go around with a face long enough to
eat oats out of a churn.
T. C. Lake and bride from Maxwell were
guests of C. E. Matthews and wife , Wednes
day and Thursday , while en route to Oberlin ,
Kansas , their new home.
Park Brooks , who has been farming the
Daniels farm for the past few years , will farm
near his home in Gosper county , this year ,
and H. T. McElroy will work the Daniels
A. G. Keys and S. W. Clark of this place
and C. E. Shaw and J. W. Collicott of North
Valley precincts , all stalwarts , participated in
the Republican reception and banquet in Me
Cook , Friday evening.
Guy Curlee was over from Danbury , Sun
day , distributing seven-by-nine smiles and
passing the "glad mitt" around among the
natives. He was accompanied by a friend ,
Mr. Ilymer , from the village on the Beaver.
Born , Friday , February 2d , to M. E. Corbin
and wife , an eight-pound girl. With the pos
sible exception of Murry all parties concerned
are convalescent , and his condition is such
that he has made a will bequeathing his entire
barber outfit to his heir.
Cecil Matthews takes occasion to hand him
self a boquet by stating that your correspond
ent cribs his grist from the columns of the
"weakly squirt-gun. " The amateur editor of
the monstrosity no doubt feels guilty in view
of the fact that he never hears of two-thirds
of the news items that appear in this column
until after THE TRIBUNE arrives here.
A stranger from the west end of the county
was in town , one day this week , and after a
remark about the weather said to a native , "I
believe Cecil Matthews is editing your paper
here , isn't he ? " Whereat the native bristled
up and said , "Say , - you , are you looking
for a fight ? " and the stranger changed the
subject , noting that we are a little sensitive on
that score down here.
Our amateur editor seems to think it un
usual for a person to be born with nothing ,
and broadly intimates that when he arrived
on the scene in addition to his eighteen-karat
nerve and unsatiated desire for office he was
accompanied by a change of shirt studs and a
week's supply of "Battle-Ax" in a steamer
trunk. But it should be remembered that the
ex-milk-peddler , ex-pig-sticker , ex-farm-hand ,
ex-plasterer , ex-hobo-printer , all around cheap
screw and omnipresent office-seeker is rather
out of the ordinary anyhow.
If any one with two grades of sense- above
an oyster had accused us of plagiarizing the
matter which has appeared in this column
from the "weakly squirt-gun"we really should
feel quite discouraged ; but coming as it does
from the amateur in charge of the same we'll
pass it up and , as heretofore , endeavor in our
humble fashion to give the news of this com
munity , since THE TRIBUNE is recognized by
all as the only medium of the kind in the local
field. We are not stuck on our ability as a
news-gatherer , and our time is otherwise en
gaged , but a comparative glance at this col
umn and the "squirt-gun" will demonstrate to
any one that , despite his self-laudatory efforts ,
the amateur is thoroughly outclassed in the
matter of news-getting.
We hardly expected to get the whole TRIB
UNE force and the county officials "roasted"
we have the amateur's word for it that it was
a "roast" when we mentioned little Cecil's
Kentucky thirst for office , some time since.
However , in the course of his ravings , he
pleads guilty to working his little petition to
get himself named as Green's deputy , the
same being signed by one man who repre
sented , as far as we can learn , "the Popu
lists , Democrats and anti-Clark Republicans
of Red Willow county. " He also modestly
admits that he was promised Bennett's dep-
utyship , and that immediately thereafter the
third-term ticket appeared more- favorable to
him , and he came within ten votes of learning
that he was seventieth man on Bennett's list.
In politics , as in everything else , there is a
good deal of the jay about the amateur.
The school entertainment , Friday evening ,
was a decided success in every respect , and
the receipts were $34.10. The attendance was
about three hundred , quite a number from
Indianola and Cambridge being present. The
feature of the program was the part taken by
the old foiks , who were rejuvenated for the
evening. Adults of ages ranging from fifty to
seven-five years declaimed and sang the selec
tions of their childhood days , and after this
part of the program a spelling contest was in
dulged in by about fifty aspirants. Mrs. John
Matthewson was the victor , John Glandon se
cured second place , and R. C. Catlett third.
Prizes were awarded as follows : First , a pop
corn ball a foot in diameter ; second , s. dough
nut two feet long ; third , a pumpkin pie a foot
square. The contest was followed by refresh
ments consisting of ice cream.cake and cocoa.
All had a good time and went home reluct
THE TRIBUNE will club with any pa
per you may want. Try it.
Waite's card will save you 15 per cent.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Seven more weeks of school.
B. C. Bowman is making preparations to
move , shortly.
Mrs. Wm. Higby has been ill , but we are
glad to say is some better.
Mrs. McKasky , who is visiting her daugh
ter , Mrs. W. J. Lvans , has been very sick.
Mr. Brown , senior , is very low at present ,
and there is some doubt of his ever getting
There was a very large turnout at the
preaching and other religious services , Sunday
The perseverance of the wolf-seekers was
rewarded by the capture of one wolf in lasl
W. E. Corwin threatens to dynamite Dry
creek , but we believe he will content himsell
with blowing up a few trees.
Bert Overman , of W. S. Morlan's ranch , has
received the news from Ft. Lupton , Colorado ,
of the serious illness of his father.
The Bible-class decided to change from the
Old to the New Testament , and to take the
first five chapters of St. Mathew for their nexl
Bible-study as usual , next Sunday , promptly
at three o'clock. Mrs. I. H. Wasson will lead
the devotional services. All are cordially in
Henry Gale and family expect to move into
South Side , shortly. Mr. Gale is an old settler
in Red Willow county , and is well known in
Several of the South Siders have been at
tending the revival meetings held at the
Christian church of McCook , and all pro
nounce them good. '
Messrs. Owen and Louis Longnecker of
Red Willow attended the preaching services ,
last Sunday afternoon. The boys are well
known in South Side and are always welcome.
Frank A. Fitch was among those who were
entertained at the Commercial hotel in Mc
Cook by the Republican county central com
mittee , last Friday evening , and he reports a
very successful gathering.
Some of the South Side young people met
with the spiiitualist circle , last Friday night ,
and after an unusually long session the circle
began to break up , and finally the company
dwindled to two , although the clock declared
that it was four a. m.
Last Wednesday evening , was the monthly
election of officers of the South Side Debating
club and the different places were filled with
very competent people. Captain Wasson at
last kindly consented to take the office of
president and we feel that the success of the
society is certain.
A Night of Terror.
"Awful anxiety was felt for the vidow of
the brave General Burnham of Machias , Me. ,
when the doctors said she would die from
pneumonia before morning , " writes Mrs. S. 11.
Lincoln , who attended her that fearful night ,
"but she begged for Dr. King's New Discovery ,
which had more than once saved her life , and
cured her of consumption. After taking , she
slept all night. Further use entirely cured
her. ' ' This marvellous medicine is guaranteed
to cure all throat , chest and lung diseases.
Only 5oc and i oo. Trial bottles free at McConnell -
Connell & Berry's.
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Young were \ibitors
of the county capital , last Friday.
T. E. McDonald arrived home , Satuiday ,
from his trip to Omaha , returning via Mc
Cook , where he took in the reception and
banquet.-Friday night last.
Mrs. T. E. McDonald entertained Mr. and
-Mrs. A. L. Johnson and Mrs. A. P. Fair oi
Beatrice , and Mrs. W. G. McFall of Lincoln ,
last week , the gathering being in the nature
of a family reunion.
One hundred and fifty cows and fifty calves
were recently driven here from Bird City.Kan-
sas. They are the property of the Seigle-
Saunders Co. , and are now on the Underwood
farm near here.
W. T. Henton and wife have the deep sym
pathy of all in the death of their infant daugh
ter , Tuesday of last week. The remains weie
buried in Hamburg cemetery , Wednesday fol
lowing , Rev. Mayfield of the Methodist church
conducting the services.
The Republican reception and banquet in
McCook , last Friday night , attracted a num
ber of committeemen and delegates fiom this
town and vicinity. We note among those
present : T. E. McDonald , O. B. Woods , A. E.
Beetler and J. B. Rozell. The boys all report
a big time.
James Williams took his niece , Miss Alice
Hoe , over to McCook , Monday , and from that
place on the following morning , she departed
for Chicago , for medical treatment. His
daughter Lizzie , who has been a guest in R. B.
Archibald's family for a week past , returned
home with him , Monday afternoon.
W. T. Henton was deterred from attending
the Republican banquet and reception in Mc
Cook , last Miday night , by a recent death in
his family , having but just laid away one of
his children a sorrow in which he has the
sympathy of many friends. By the by , Mi.
Henton's cup of misfortune and sorrow has
been full and running over.
Stood Death Off.
E. B. Munday , a lawyer of Henrietta , Tex. ,
once fooled a grave-digger. He says : "My
brother was very low with malarial fever and
jaundice. I persuaded him to try Electric
Bitters , and he was soon much better , but con
tinued their use until he was wholly cured. I
am sure Electric Bitters saved his life. " This
remedy expels malaria , kills disease germs
and purifies the blood ; aids digestion , regu
lates liver , kidneys and bowels , cures consti
pation , dyspepsia , nervous diseases , kidney
troubles , female complaints ; gives perfect
health. Only SQC at McConnell & Berry's.
Edward Hoover is better.
Eva Ward is among the ailing.
Mrs. John Sly is able to be at work in the
If there is any importance to be attached to
the ground-hog he must have viewed him
self , by shadow , last Tuesday.
W. S. Fhilpot , Albany , Ga. , says , "DeWitt's
Little Early Risers did me more good than
any pills I ever took. " The famous little pills
for constipation , biliousness and liver and
bowel troubles. D. W. Loar.
Mrs.J. K. Miller , Newton Hamilton , Pa. ,
writes , "I think DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve
the grandest salve made. " It cures piles and
heals everything. All fraudulent imitations
are worthless. D. W. Loar.
Ernest Eller , of the Barnett lumber yard ,
spent Sunday in McCook.
Mike Morris was a brief visitor to the west
end city , close of last week.
C. B. McClung was a brief sojourner in the
county seal , fore part of the week.
Harry Barbazett and family of McCook
visited Larry McEntee , Sunday.
Arthur Cullen of the county seat was a
Sunday visitor to Indianola friends.
S. R. Smith had business in the county's
capital city and commercial metropolis , Mon
There is a rumor that J.S.Phillips was badly
used up in Missouri , recently , by a resident on
whom he had made a "gun-play. "
Andrew Barber's twelve-year-old son died
on Saturday evening of pneumonia. The
funeral occurred from the Methodist church ,
H. W. Keyes took in the Republican recep
tion and bannuet in McCook , last Friday
night. Mrs. Keyes accompanied him , and
they were the guests of their old Wilber
friends , Agent Thomson and family , returning
home on Saturday morning.
Henry Crabtree , Will McCool , E. S. Hill ,
J. B. Fisher , Charles Skolla , R. W. White. W.
O. Bond and Art Crabtree were among those
from Indianola who attended the Republican
reception and banquet given in McCook , last
Friday night. A fine , enthusiastic time
something in the nature of a love feast was
Misses Gertrude and Effie Teel went down
to Lincoln , Friday last , the former to take
treatment for rheumatism at the sanitarium ,
and the latter to attend business college.
Mrs. Teel is in Stratton and other points out
west , this week , organizing lodges of the
order of Royal Neighbors , an auxiliary to the
Working Night and Day.
The busiest and mightiest little thing that
ever was made is Dr. King's New Life Pills.
These pills change weakness into strength ,
listlessness into energy , brain-fag into mental
power. They're wonderful in building up the
health. Only 25c per box. Sold by McCon
nell & Berry.
Last week , Mrs. Cheney received back pay
on her pension to the sum of 464 oo.
The serious illness of Rev. L. T. Huntzinger
will cause sorrow to all his friends.
We observe that the commissioner of public
lands and buildings will offer some 1,360 acres
of school land at public auction in McCook ,
Thursday , March 1st. The auction will occur
m the office of County Treasurer Thompson ,
commencing at one o'clock in the afternoon.
This section had a number of stalwart Re
publicans at the reception and banquet given
by the Republican county central committee
m McCook , last Friday. Among the number
we note : Esben P. Day , J. B. Gumming , K. P.
High and William Iliersekorn , all straight
goods and a yard wide. The affair is highly
spoken of by all present.
When pain or irritation exists on any part
of the body the application of Ballard's Snow
Liniment will give prompt relief. Price , 25
and 50 cents. A. McMillen.
Wm. Byfield is putting up his ice , this week.
Mrs. Sheets' brother left , first of the week ,
for Cripple Creek.
W. A. Minniear of Danbury was a visitor in
this precinct , Tuesday.
Benj. Baker returned , Tuesday of this week ,
from a visit to his old Iowa home.
Mrs. Wm.Taylor has been quite ill for some
time past. The family will leave for Kansas ,
shortly. They have rented a farm in Jefferson
county , where they mean to make a perma
There's nothing in Ivory Soap but soap , good , pure
vegetable-oil soap. There's nothing to make the linens
streaky , no alkali to injure the finest textures. The
lather forms quickly and copiously , and wash-day is a
pleasure instead of a drudgery. Try it for the next wash.
The price places it within reach of every one. Look
out for imitations.
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Nervous children are almost always thin
children. The "out-door-boy" is seldom nerv
ous. White's Crenm Vermifuge is the best
preventive of nervousness. It strengthens
the system and assists to that sort of flesh ,
which creates strength and power of endur
ance. Price , 25 cents. A. McMillen.
Rev. Sheldon says he will run his religious
daily "just as Jesus would. " The reverend
gentlemen seems to place a quite altitudmous
estimate upon his editorial abilities.
"I had dyspepsia for years. No medicine
was so effective as Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. It
gave immediate relief. Two bottles produced
marvelous results , " writes L. II. Warren , Al
bany , Wis. It digests what you eat and can
not fail to cure. D.V. . Loar.
A soap manufacturer in his advertising
matter pictures an Indian using a cake of his
saponaceous product. lie doesn't seem to
know very much about Indians.
There is probably no'disease or condition
of the human system that causes more suffer
ing and distress than piles. Tablet's Buckeye
Pile Ointment cures them quickly , without
pain or detention from business. Price , 50
cents in bottles. Tubes,75 cents. A. McMillen.
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve is unequalled
for piles , injuries and skin diseases. It is the
original Witch Hazel Salve. Beware of all
counterfeits. D. W. Loar.
"After doctors failed to cure me of pneu
monia I used One Minute Cough Cure and
three bottles of it cured me. It is also the
best remedy on earth for whopping cough.
It cured my grandchildren of the worst cases , "
writes Jno. Berry , Loganton , Pa , It is the
only harmless remedy that gives immediate
results. Cures coughs , colds , croup and throat
and lung troubles. It prevents consumption.
Children always like it. Mothers endorse it.
D. W. Loar.
To add to the horror of the situation the
tuneful fellows all over the land are singing :
"He was bled in old Kentucky. "
"I had bronchitis every winter for years
and no medicine gave me permanent relief
till I began to take One Minute Cough Cure.
I know it is the best cough medicine made , "
says J. Koontz , Corry , Pa. It quickly cures
coughs , colds , croup , asthma , grippe and
throat and lung troubles. It is the children's
favorite remedy. Cures quickly. D. W. Loar.
Governor Beckham of Kentucky is a colonel
nel ; not hereditary or by marriage , but straight
John Dirr , Poseyville , Ind. , says , "I ntver
used anything as good as One Minute Cough
Cure. We are never without it. " Quickly
breaks up coughs and colds. Cures all throat
and lung troubles. Its use will prevent con
sumption. Pleasant to take. D. W. Loar.
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