The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, March 30, 1900, Image 1
f - * - * t r * ' EIGHTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , MARCH 3O , 19OO. NUMBER Were Highly Successful. The three millinery establishments of our city , those of Miss Sara Lowtnan , Mrs. M. M. Delhunty and Mrs. E. E. Saddler , held their spring openings , Wednesday evening of this week-and it is harmonious with the facts to slate that they were the swellest affairs of the kind , perhaps , ever attempted in our city , or in this section of the state in late years. In the tastefulness and elaboration of decoration of stores and in the variety and richness and stylishness of the dis play of millinery wares , the openings of Wednesday evening have never been ex celled in our city , if indeed they have ever been equaled. The several establishments were charmingly decorated for the occasion , and the displays of pattern and trimmed " hats and of the endless variety of fancies and wares that go to make up a stylish and seasonable creation for the feminine head and fancy were uncommonly lavish and attractive each establishment vie- ing with the other in the artistic uniqueness of detail and in the large profusion of exhibit. At each store the proprietors were as sisted in the exhibition of their latest and most stylish productions of the sea son by corps of especially , handsomely i and elegantly gowned assistants indeed the triune affair was characterized by the presence of many elegant costumes and radiant"women. . In two instances the establishments of Mrs. Delhunty and Mrs. Saddler secluded orchestras added a mellow flood of subdued harmony to the de lightful and brilliant occasions. Mrs. Saddler also served ice cream during the evening to her callers. All three establishments were crowded with delighted visitors during the even ing , quite a number of ladies being drawn hither from surrounding towns. The ladies are to be congratulated up on the fact that their tireless efforts were appreciated and that success in over flowing measure crowned and rewarded them. The Crocus Gown. They do say , that the up-to-date woman without a crocus gown is not in it. These gowns are described as being "creations" not dresses. They are flower-like affairs in pale lavender and yellow and light tan and gray and rose and soft cadet blue. They are made of soft , filmy things like crepe and grena dine and silk poplin and nun's veiling. Can be worn almost anywhere and can be trimmed with everything under the sun from chiffon and sequins to panne velvet ; and they are made in every pos sible fashion. And oh , such "dreams" of hats as can be worn with these filmy creations ! So Her Friends May Know. Mrs. A. W. Campbell of Box Elder , who went to Omaha , early in. February , to undergo an operation for the removal of cancers , is now at the home of a daughter , Mrs. Richey , in Wympre , slowly recovering. At the operation , February 7th , three cancerous growths were successfully removed , from.breast , shoulder and arm ; and in two weeks the wounds were all well healed over. The wounds still give her some pain and she is unable to dress herself. Mrs. Camp bell expects to remain with the daughter until more fully recovered. Qualification of Electors. All qualified electors of this state , who shall have resided within the limits of any city of the second class , or village , for three months preceding any election , shall be entitled to vote at all city and village elections. Hello Central ! Give us everybody on the wires ! Mc- Millen has the largest line of wall paper he has ever had. New designs ; new colorings ; at prices that please. A. McMiLLEN , Druggist. The Republicans of McCook are par ticularly happy , this year , in their nom inations for the city ticket. The nomi nees are all good and well qualified men , representing the various branches of the party in the city. Personal qualification and wise party selection ought to make the result certain. "Honest John" has had a large , sub divided display enclosure built in his front window to allow of a better and fuller display of his large stock of mer chandise. Then , there is the item of cleanliness and protection subserved. If 3'ou want a gaudy outrage upon every idea of harmony in colors , we can't sell you wall paper ; but if you want a harmonious blending of colors and de sign , we can please you and at the proper price. McCoNNELL & BERRY. There is business in sight for the en terprising , advertising merchat.t. And by the by , THE TRIBUNE reaches more buyers in Southwestern Nebraska than any other paper on earth. The Great Majestic sits enthroned in many a home in this city and county. Indeed , there is nothing like it. Herman Thole , the West Dennison merchant prince , has sold his merchan dise to David Diamond. When it comes to buying two-by-fours , six feet long , for fence posts , you ought to see Bullard's pile. April 4th is William Hawley Smith's date. The seats are going rapidly. Don't delay. A handsome new desk is the latest addition to C. H. Boyle's law office. See Barnett's when you want stove wood. Telephone No. 5. Burgess sells the famous ball nozzle sprinkler. A spring medicine McMillen's sarsa- parilla. MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE. MASTER CARROLL ELDRED is ill with pneumonia. MRS. SARAH HALEY of Creston , Iowa , is in the city on a visit. W. S. MORLAN was In Omaha and Lincoln , yesterday , on business. LYMAN JENNINGS of Bartley trans acted basiness in the city , Monday. MESDAMES V. H. SOLLIDAY and J. E. Beyrer returned home from Oxford , Mon day. day.Miss Miss ROXEY BROWN entered John H. Graunis * employ , Monday , as book keeper. MRS. ALBERT MCMILLEN went up to Trenton , Tuesday , on a visit to Mrs. Mc- Connell. Miss EDNA DIXON returned , yester day morning , to her musical studies in' Lincoln. C. B. GRAY , supreme president , is in Gibbon , this week , on Star of Jupiter business. M. LEACH of Geruiantown , this state , has been in the city , all week , guest of his sons. MissLORA LsHEW of Hastings visited the home-folks , close of last and most of this week. A. E. HARVEY , the Lincoln lawyer , formerly of Orleans , had business in the city , Monday. L. H. BLACKLEDGE , the promising young Red Cloud lawyer , was a city guest , Sunday. MRS. T. B. CAMPBELL and daughters went up to Denver , Tuesday afternoon , on a visit to relatives. J. T. BARNES , a loan and real estate man from Beloit , Kansas , is in the city , this week , on business. Ex-COMMISSIONER YOUNG , of East Valley precinct , was in the city , Tues day , on matters of business. MRS. F. M. KIMMELL and Master Schell have been spending the week vis iting her parents in Lincoln. Miss ISA SHUMAKER of Culbertson has been visiting her cousin , Mrs. B. G. Gossard of our city , for a few days. Miss ERNINIE RATHBUN departed , this morning , for Peru , to attend the spring term of the state normal school. MRS. WILLIAM ZINT and father , Mr. Bowers , went over to Bertrand , Monday , on a visit. She returned home on i , yesterday. MRS. V. H. SOLLIDAY was called down to Oxford , Sunday , by the serious illness of a child of her sister , Mrs. An thony Clark. REV. W. F. VoGT and family were over from Herndon , Kansas , yesterday and part of today. They started home , this afternoon. MRS. EVAN G. EVANS of Holdrege joined her husband here , first of the week. He is in the company's train ser vice as brakeman. MRS. H. H. TARTSCH entertained her mother , Mrs. William Ballance of Platts mouth , from last Friday until Monday afternoon of this week. TRUMAN F. WEST , who has been liv ing at Mullen , this state , for quite a length of time , returned to McCook , first of the week , to remain. MRS. J. H. McMANIGAL and young son arrived in the city , yesterday after noon on 6 , from Amarillo , Texas , to re main about two months. REV. AND MRS. T. L. KETMAN de parted , Thursday morning , for Fremont , where he enters upon attractive work. Many good wishes accompany them. MR. AND MRS AMI TODD , who have been guests of Traveling Engineer and Mrs. C. A. Dixon , departed , yesterday morning , for their home in Plattsmouth. ETHEL AND JESSIE POPE have been enjoying their vacation with Anna Erb in Akron , going up on Saturday after noon last and returning home on 6 , yesterday. MRS. WASH. SMITH and . .daughter of Plattsmouth arrived in the city , last Fri day , visiting Mrs. H. C. Smith until Monday afternoon , when they took No. 6 for their home. Miss SARAH OYSTER departed , yester day morning , for Peru , to attend the spring term of the state normal school at that place. She will spend a day in Lincoln , en route. MRS. LILLIAN M. PITNEY visited her brother , C. H. Boyle , a day or two this week , on her. way home to Denver , after a visit to her sisters in Eastern Nebras ka. She took No. i for Colorado , today. A. A. WELLER of Syracuse and C. L DeGroff and daughter Anna of Nebraska City arrived in the city , Wednesday night on 5 , the gentlemen on business connected with their large mercantile interests in the city. The Boys Plead Guilty. The case of The State of Nebraska vs. Abe L. Boyer and Ralph Smith , assault and battery , on complaint of Milford Pew , came up before County Judge Bishop , Wednesday , for a hearing. The boys plead guilty , and were fined $2 and costs each , the whole ainuonting to the sum of $12.90. We are getting in a large assortment of brand new patterns of queensware. Remember , we are headquarters for dishes and groceries of all kinds. R. T. ELLER & Co. A level-headed and successful business man is W. T. Coleman just the needed qualifications for an honest , courageous and law-abiding councilman. John H. Grannis has a gallery built in the rear end of his store for the storage and display of carpets , rugs etc. , and for private office use. THB TRIBUNE and The Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer for $1.50 a year , strictly in advance. THE TRIBUNE will club with any pa per yon may want. Try it. A Surprise In Fact. , Worth ColemaTn had a rare and un usual experience , last Saturday evening , he was really "surprised" by a score of young friends , boys and girls , at the' home of his parents over on South Mc Dowell street. Worth was down town when the pnVty took possession of the home , and he had to be 'phoned to the festive scene. Refreshments were served , and the spread , games etc. indulged in , made the occasion a joyous one. Report for March. ' The following report for March , ending on the 23d , has been made by the super intendent to the board-of education : No. of boys enrolled 330 No. of girls enrolled ,345 Average daily attendance 594 Per cent of attendance 88 Neither absent nor tardy 246 Entered during month 22 Withdraxvn during month 31 No. of visits 5 ° No. of non-residents 31 Free to New Subscribers. As long as they last , from this date , all new subscribers to THE McCooK TRIBUNE will receive a series of U.S. navy portfolios , 12 in all , free. These portfolios originally sold for $1.20 a series. They are splendid pictures of Uncle Sam's victorious navy. The sup ply is very limited , and the offer only stands until the present stock is gone. We can't duplicate them. Advertised Letters. The following letters were advertised by the McCook postoffice on March i8th : C. H. Howe , John Atkinson , O. R. Klock , Mrs. I. H. Chrils , Jim Ridgley , C. M. Williams , Charley Baures , John G. Harrison. In calling for any of these letters , please say that they are advertised. F. M. KIMMELL , Postmaster. The Great Ball Nozzle. The most satisfactory lawn sprinkler on the market is the Great Ball Nozzle. It complies with the regulations of the city ordinance and is in every respect an ideal and perfect lawn sprinkler. For sale by F. D Burgess. Wall Paper and Paints. McMillen's large stock of wall paper is now complete. Don't fail to see it be fore papering. A good household paint at $1.25 per gallon. As William Jennings Bryan puts it , Sam Moore is one of the "great common people , " and as honest and manly , as big-hearted and straight-forward as he is big and homely. To know the right thing his duty is but to do it. That the interests of the "Big First" will be in the hands of a property-owner who has nought but the best interests of Mc Cook at heart , goes without the saying. Vote for him. He will do nothing as councilman to bring the blush of shame to the cheeks of any who supported him. John Whitehead , who lives southwest of town , has been a patron of the Cam bridge separator station since it was first established , and he , like all others who have sold their cream at the station , says it pays. He now has eight milch cows. For the month of January they netted him $7.00 each and for February $6.00 each. Mr. Whitehead will increase .his milch herd to 17. He will not farm this year , more than about 40 acres , which he will put into alfalfa and other feed. Cambridge Clarion. In view of the approach of spring , Clerk Green contemplates having print ed a number of placards urging the ruth less public to refrain from walking on the grass in the beautiful yard about the court-house. It is thought , too , that a placard , calling attention to the possible danger of falling into the abandoned lime pit in front of the building , might save apparel if not life and limb. Messrs. McConnell & Berry , Frank J. Morgan and C. A. Leach will have a re sponsible bill-board of their own. It will occupy the front of the lots in block 22 , made vacant by the fire of first of the year. While it will not be a very at tractive feature for Main avenue , it will be an improvement over the present un sightly prospect. Prof. Swift entertained , instructed and delighted a fair-sized and sympathetic audience in the Congregational church , last Friday evening , through the at tractive medium of his telescope , micro scope and accompanying , explanatory lecture. The public schools netted about $12"from the receipts of the entertain ment. The general admission tickets to hear William Hawley Smith are 35 cents ; re served seats , 50 cents. You can't afford to miss the , great treat that William Hawley will present his hearers. Men- ard's opera house , Wednesday evening , April 4th. They are new ; they are bright ; they are rough ; they are the best 2x43 , 6-foot long , ever piled in any yard in McCook and they are to be found at Bullard's. You know it ! Everist , Marsh & Co. are at the head of the procession when good meats are on parade. Try their market. It's the patterns that tell and the prices that sell our wall paper. MCCONNELL & BERRY. Ladies' Bicycle shoes with cloth and leather tops at the "Model. " Tanks either "set up" or in the "knock down" at Bullard's. Porch material of all kinds at Bar- , nett's. McMillen's sarsaparilla will do you good. Bicycle shoes at the " .Model. " Buy your paints of Loar. RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS. Braketiian R. J. Moore spent Sunday with his parents in Franklin. Engine No. I is out of the shop , mak ing its first run on Wednesday. Conductor Stephen Dwyer has way-car 15 during Rouch's indisposition. Conductor H. A. Rouch is laying off , a few days , on account of sickness. Conductor William Cropp of Oxford had business at headquarters , Sunday. Chief Clerk Monttnoreuy was out on his preserve , hunting , one day this week. Master Mechanic Archibald went down to St. Joe , Monday , on company busi ness. The dining-car stays at Oxford , and H. Trehal consequently returned to that point. The new shop building in its coat of dark red paint looks more Burlington- esque. A. M. Cassell and family are late ar rivals from Oxford. He is in the com pany service. Conductor and Mrs. Frank Kendlen and family spent Monday visiting the folks in Arapahoe. Clerk W. H. Johnston went up to Denver , Wednesday night on 3 , on a hunting expedition. Engineer Frank Hawksworth went up to Denver , Monday , to bring down the "Golden Gate" special. Engineer G. W. Connor went down to Oxford , Tuesday , to relieve Engineer Tony Clark for a few days. Supt. Campbell attached his private car No. 10 to No. 12 , Wednesday morn ing , on a trip over the east end. The painting gang finished the work of painting the company's new ice house at this point , close of last week. A little "calico" fireman made her ini tial appearance , Saturday evening , at the home of Fireman and Mrs. George LeHew. Dispatcher W. F. Pate made a flying visit to Denver , fore part of week , going up on i , Sunday , and returning on 6 , Monday. A new combination way-car , No. 12 , has just arrived from the Plattsmouth shop. It goes into service between Hast ings and Oberlin. Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Best , parents of Dispatcher Best , went through here , Tuesday , for Denver , to make their home there with the son. There was a report that a passenger on 3 , Monday night , claimed to have lost $8cib , but we have not been able to cor roborate the minor. Flagman H. W. Prichard has retired from the service and Brakeman H. W. Conover has his place flagging between Oxford and Denver. Tuesday of this week , the end of track on the Alliance-Guernsey line of the Burlington was twelve miles across the the Wyoming state line. Ed. Greshaui is on the night force now at the round-house , and Gary Dole is a member of the day force. Frank Neubauer is on the day shift , also. Mesdames A. R. Zint and E. G. Evans went up to Akron , yesterday on I , on a short visit to their husbands , who are temporarily working at that point. Charley McMauigal , who has been night operator at the depot , has been transferred to Mascot and given the posi tion of station agent. Red Cloud Chief. Switchman G. P. Roark of the Akron yard is taking a few days off at head quarters , and Brakeman E. G. Evans is filling his place at Akron in the mean while. Conductor T. E. McCarl and crew came up from Hastings , Saturday after noon , with second 77 , returning to Re publican City , Sunday afternoon , fol lowing No. 6 , light. Engineer and Mrs. Anthony Clark of Oxford mourn the death of their baby , which passed away on Tuesday evening of this week. They have the sympathy ofmany McCook friends. A large ventilator has been added to the comfort of the blacksmith shop. The new ventilator is a number of feet in dimension and has been built on top of the roof , after the manner of the shop ventilator. W. L. Brown was up from Bloomington - ton over Sunday , returning there again , first of this week. THE TRIBUNE under stands that he will shortly be made one of the force of telegraphers at division headquarters. The "Golden Gate" special which passed through here , Tuesday morning , carried 74 passengers. Conductor Owen and crew brought the special in from Denver , and Conductor Bump and crew took it on to Hastings. Ike Meyers , a brakeman on the St. Francis line , is lying in a precarious con dition at his home near Hendley. His ailment is Bright's disease and his phy sician has given up all hopes for his re covery. Oxford Standard. The coal car in last Thursday's wreck was smashed to smithereens , and made available kindling for the light which was maintained during Thursday night to enable the wrecking crew to operate through the night in clearing up the wreckage. Engine 227 , which was badly damaged in the wreck of last Thursday evening , a damaged refrigerator car , and four cars of iron and wreckage for the scrap-heap , left here on Monday morning for Have- lock. The engine was on its own wheels although quite completely dismantled and a sad looking wreck indeed. Probably the longest train on record was hauled the other day by one of the Pennsylvania's new big engines. The train was made up of 165 cars , many of them loaded , and the run was from Wellsville to Conway , a distance of thir ty-five miles. A train of ninety-nine loaded cars was hauled recently over the Union Pacific road. Lear he sells wall paper. Census Information. To build up a great office like the cen sus office in fifteen months from abso lutely nothing to an efficient machine , employing about three thousand men in Washington and about fifty thousarid elsewhere in the country , is a difficult task , and entire success is out of the question. The office naturally compares itself with the stage of preparation at tained at the same period ten years ago and tried by this test , it has gained sev eral months on its predecessor. One of the problems before it is how to put in the time thus secured in such a way as most to benefit the census. In the agricultural division the need of time for preliminary work is perhaps as great as any where in the census office. Farmers , as a class , do not keep their accounts as well as manufacturers , and the returns from farmers may occasion ally include serious errors which a trained eye will at once detect. Hence the farm schedules must be examined and such errors corrected before the tables can be made up from them with safety. If a farmer reports that his land sown to wheat was ten acres and the yield four thousand bushels , it is clear that an aver age yield of four hundred bushels to the acre is incredible , and must be rejected or corrected in accordance with the probabilities. Sometimes the time can be made out by an expert from compari son with entries in other parts of the schedules ; sometimes correspondence must be opened to settle the doubt. All this ranks under the general head of ver ifying the schedules , and the agricultural division plans to give all the lime possi ble to the work of verifying each of the millions of farm schedules. To accom plish this in the time allowed , the work of several hundred clerks will be re quired , and they must have hard and last rules to guide them. For example , they might be told : When the wheat re ports show a product of over forty bush els to the acre , they are suspicious and must be laid aside for an expert to pass upon. But any such rules must vary with the section of the country. A yield of twenty bushels in one section might be more questionable than a yield of forty bushels in another. Hence the division must fix in advance what is the range of reports in each part of the country and for each crop that may be accepted as probable on their face and not requiring special examination. To get the limits of probability for this purpose for each county in the United States , that is , the maximum and minimum yield and the maximum and minimum price which may be accepted without verification , is the object of an extensive correspond ence now being carried on by the agri cultural division under the direction of IG. . Powers , chief statistician in charge of that division. Three simple schedules have been prepared and printed on dif ferent colored paper in order that they may be readily distinguished one from another. One of them covers ordinary garden vegetables , a second covers fruits , and the third the great staple field crops. Each asks about the units of measure employed and the net price realized , and the two more important schedules , those for staple field products and for vegeta bles , ask for the highest and lowest yield of each crop per acre. These schedules are being mailed to prominent farmers all over the country and in many in stances returns have already been re ceived. When the returns have been re ceived and tabulated , a scheme will be made from them of what is to be ac cepted as correct in each case and what is to be probed farther. The only aim of the office is to get what was really the intention of the farmer in answering the questions. If the presumption is strongly - ly against his meaning what the schedule says , the office will try to learn by cor respondence from the supervisor , or the enumerator , or the farmer himself what the real facts were. If the farming public will continue to co-operate with the heartiness already displayed , this effort will result in a more trustworthy census of farms than has ever been taken. Farmers , as a class , are less able to co operate than the representatives of any other great in dustry. Hence the census office can do more for them than it can for centralized lines of business , which can and do make their own investigations , and it will do its best to present a full and accurate photograph of this leading occupation. The director of the census urges every one interested to aid the work. $5O.OO Reward. One-half the above sum will be paid by the Western Distributing Co. and one-half by Walter Baker & Co. for in formation leading to the apprehension and conviction of the parties that wil fully destroyed the Baker advertisements on the bill boards of the Western Distrib uting Co. in McCook. Seed Wheat for Sale. Velvet Chaff seed wheat for sale , soc per bushel. N. J. Johnson , ten miles south of McCook. 3-23-213. Wall Paper. e Rich designs. Poor prices. i MCDONNELL & BERRY. jt j THE TRIBUNE understands that the t Nebraska Brigade band of our city has an offer to go with Bryan to the Fourth- of-July Democratic national convention in Kansas City. Our load of potatoes is about gone. Better hurry , if you want any of them. R. T. ELLER & . Co. March made a pretty cool starter , Wednesday night and Thursday morn ing , to "go out like a lion. " If you haven't got it , you'll have it by and by a Great Majestic. Bicycle , Tennis and Baseball shoes at the "Model. " Corrugated carpet lining at Barnett's. White pine 2x43 , 6 , at Bullard's. MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS. Pay your water tax , Monday. McMillen's Congh Cure is sure. Don't forget Loar's is the place. McMillen's Cough Cure is sure. Loar's Cough Killer does the work. New plaids for skirts at DeGroff & Co.'s. The season of millinery opening is up on us. Schools of instruction are always on tap now. Hose repairs for 5 cents tit S. M. Cochran - ran & Co.'s. Garden hose best grades now In stock at F. D. Burgess' . To make your hands smooth and soft use McMillen's Cream Lotion. Now in stock a large display of hose and fixtures at F. D. Burgess' . SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB UNE office. Bfst in the market. Best hose guaranteed by F. D. Burgess. Can be returned , if not as represented. HOUSE KOR SALE Seven rooms and three lots. J. II. UERCE. Horse , carriage and household goods ' for sale. J H. BKRGK. Increase your supply of eggs by using McMillen's Egg Producer. Guaranteed. ' Patrick Walsh of our city will vote for Bryan at the Kansas City convention in July. July.At At F. D. Burgess' you have a large sto.ck of rubber hose and fixtures to se lect from. Mrs. Lida Simpson is prepared to do dressmaking in latest styles. With Mrs. E. E. Saddler. Second quarter's xvater tax due April is.t , with ten per cent penalty in force after April isth. A great excitement over Loar's beau tiful line of wall paper. Don't fail to see it ; prices right. Hose nozzles , hose couplings , hose re pairs and all kinds of hose at S. ' M. Cochran & Co.'s. Remember the poultry meeting in II. H. Berry's office , Saturday afternoon , April 7th , at two o'clock. Mrs. S. E. Griggs will return from Holdrege in May and will respond t any calls for nursing as before. Who will be the first to erect a dwell ing house or two for rent ? The demand exists and the profit is attractive. WANTED A girl for general house work. Inquire at residence of II. M. Tyler , North Manchester ave. 2ts. Tree-planting , gardening and a general cleaning up about premises are being in dulged in by many patriotic citizens. "The Right Place" to call up is No. 12. You are sure of getting just as choice meats by phone as by personal inspec tion. tion.C. C. B. Gray has resigned as financier of the A. O. U. W. , C. F. Lehn succeed ing him. Charlie will make a careful financier. Those American clothes wringers at S. M. Cochran & Co.'s , with rolls guaran teed for five years , are all right so they all say who use them. The pupils of the public schools have allowed nothing to interfere , this week , with their full , free and proper enjoy ment of spring vacation. Mr. Alex Bergeron , piano-tuner of Denver , will be here on or shortly after April loth , and solicits the patronage of all who have piano work to do. The lawn season will open , April I5th. Select your hose now. S. M.Cochrau & Co. have a splendid stock and their prices are right , all right , all right. In case of doubt , look at the date after your name. If you are not paid up to January , 1900 , you ought to call at THE TRIBUNE office and square up with the captain. It is not a debatable question but one of privilege to patronize Everist , Marsh & . Co. , when in quest of the best the market affords in 'the meat line. They are prompt and accommodating in the bargain. Phone 12. Support of the Republican city ticket may naturally be expected from out side party lines. The ticket headed by A. Barnett for mayor recommends itself to all interested in an efficient , business like city administration. People looking for a large range fet either cattle or sheep will do well to cor respond with Arterburn Bros , of Imper ial , Chase county , Nebraska , as they have several ranches for sale or lease in tracts of 320 to 10,000 acres. The immense amount of hose that S. M. Cochran & Co. have piled up in their store would lead one to think that every body needed hose. It will make your pocket glad to step in and get their prices , if you want any hose. The public road leading south from the middle river bridge is , from accounts that come to this office , in execrable con dition , requiring early attention and thorough work. In describing the con dition of the road , a farmer says : "It might as well be fenced up. " This is respectfully referred to the proper _ au thority. If we remember aright , that has always been a poor stretch of high way. Lear he sells pure drugs.