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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (June 8, 1900)
By F. M. K1MMELL.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
Republican State Ticket.
C. II. DIETRICH of Adams.
For Lieutenant Governor
- E. A. SAVAGE of Custer.
For Secretary of State
GEORGE W. MARSH of Richardson.
WILLIAM STUEFFKR of Cuming.
AuditorCHARLES WESTON of Sheridan.
For Attorney General
FRANK N. PROUT of Gage.
' GEORGE D. FULLMER of Nuckolls.
For Superintendent of Schools
W. K. FOWLER of Washington.
W. S. MORLAN of Red Willow.
WHAT'S the matter with having four
years more of the Advance Agent of
county , Neb. , mortgage in
debtedness was reduced by over $30,000
during April , and no deeds in foreclosure
HOGS sold in Nebraska at $2.85 per
cwt. in 1896. This year they have sold
at 54 95Yet the farmers are to be
asked to vote for a Democratic president
and a Democratic congress again , so as
to get back to the old $2.85 price.
THE New York World is not distribut
ing free loaves of bread , this year , as it
did in 1894. The people can afford to
buy their own bread now. Yet the
World continues to rail at the McKinley
administration , because it is a part of its
stock in trade.
JUST at the present time the Demo
cratic party is long on sympathy for the
export trade. This is the same Demo
cratic party that declined to exhibit any
sympathy or mercy for the American
laborer .when it framed and enacted the
Wilson tariff bill.
ALTHOUGH $800,000,000 have been paid
to foreign ship-owners during the past
four years for doing our foreign carry
ing , the next four years will be sure to
see a great change in favor of American
shipping , due to the passage next winter
of the shipping bill now upon the con
IT was under the last Democratic ad
ministration and the last free trade tariff
that the farmer could exchange his
pound of wool for a pound and a half of
sugar. But under the McKinley admin
istration his wool was worth more , while
sugar was cheaper , and the pound of
wool brings four pounds of sugar.
DEMOCRATIC papers are making a
great out-cry about the Cuban postal
frauds. But they forget to point out
that the record of defalcations of govern
ment funds shows stealings of $5.17 i'1
every $1,000 under Democratic adminis
tration , as compared with only 46 cents
in every $ rooo under Republican ad
A RUMOR is again in circulation to
the effect that the Western Union Tele
graph company is prepared to enter the
long distance telephone field in compe
tition with the American Bell Telephone
company , in order to get back some of
the business that has been lost since the
telephone became a factor In conducting
business between distant cities.
THE fact that but 2.15 per cent of our
total trade with Europe is carried in
American vessels is but little known
throughout the United States. Nor is it
hnowu that of this 2.15 per cent , 97 per
cent is carried in the ships of the Amer
ican line. No wonder that line has been
singled out for the most unprecedented
and persistent attack by the foreign
steamship lines and their American free
IT was only six months after President
McKiuley's inauguration that the New
York Herald , on September 6 , 1897 ,
published a table showing "how the idle
army is decreasing. " It tabulated the
trades to which 157,700 handicraftsmen
belonged , showing that 26,150 more men
had found work within a year , and that
132,350 were employed in 1897 , as com
pared with only 106,200 in 1895. It is
safe to say that every one of the 157,700
is at worK today , if be wants to be.
NOTHING could have been stronger or
more explicit than the orders of Post
master-General Smith , to his fourth
assistant , Mr. Bristow , to unearth the
frauds in the Cuban post-office and use
his utmost endeavor to bring the cul
prits to justice. The administration is
determined that the guilty shall not es
cape unpunished , and the appointment
of a non partisan committee by the
United States senate is assurance that
none of the facts in the case will be con
Corrected Friday morning.
Corn . $ .35
New Potatoes 1.50
Butter fat at Creamery 16
taking Scotf s Emulsion because -
[ cause ifs warm weather.
. _ JKeep takingf it until you are
It will heal your lungs and
[ i give you rich blood in sum
mer as in winter. It's cod
_ liver oil made easy. |
m 50c.andSl. All druggists. J
Last Tuesday , the ladies of the G. A.
R. tendered Mrs. G. W. Starr and
daughter , Miss Blanche , a farewell re
ception at the pleasant and commodious
residence of Mrs. W. R. Starr , corner of
Main avenue and Dolan street. The oc
casion brought out a large attendance ; a
most pleasant and enjoyable time was
had , marred only by the thought that
Mrs. Starr and Blanche are soon to leave
us.The ladies came early and the after
noon was spent with music and conver
sation. At five o'clock a bountiful feast
prepared by some of the finest cooks be
tween Indianola and Culbertson was
spread and served in our hostess * charm
ing style , Mesdames Welles and Dutton
Miss Blanche and her mother have
been star members of the circle since it
was organized , three years ago. For
two years Blanche has been the efficient
and pains-taking secretary. Her place
can hardly be filled. Indeed we all real
ize that we are losing two faithful and
dearly loved sisters. May God's choic
est blesaings follow them to their new
home and through life is the heart-felt
wish of each member of Circle No. 33.
A second large shipment of lawn
mowers just received at the "Bee
Cheap Rates Galore.
Here's a list of reduced rates that will
interest you. Look it over. If you
want more information , call at the Bur
lington ticket office the agent will take
pleasure in answering your questions.
Des Moines and return , June 18 to 22 ,
Philadelphia and return , June 14 , 15
and 16 , $38.90.
Chicago and return , June 25 , 26 and
27 , $21.10.
Denver , Pueblo , Colorado Springs and
return , June 21 , $11.40 Denver , $16.05
Pueblo , $14.30 Colorado Springs.
Glenwood Springs and return , June
21 , $28 65.
Ogden , Salt Lake and return , June 21 ,
Hot Springs and return , June 21 ,
i-6-3t. J. FRANCIS , G. P. A.
Not the largest stock , but the best
selected , will he found at the "Bee
Democratic National Convention.
Only a few weeks to the big conven
tion at Kansas City.
Time you decided about your route.
Time you found out for yourself
how quickly and comfortably you can
reach Kansas City if you take the Bur
The rate will be one fare for the round
trip and tickets will be on sae July 2 , 3
See the local ticket agent of the B. &
M. R R. R. J. FRANCIS ,
6-8-4ts. General Passenger Agent.
If you want new , bright , up-to-
date queensware , visit the "Bee
Tribune Clubbing List.
For convenience ot readers of THE TRIB
UNE , \ve have made arrangements with the
following newspapers and perodicals whereby
we can supply them in combination with THE
TRIBUNE at the following very low prices :
Detroit Free Press ji oo $ i 50
Leslie's Weekly 4 oo 3 oo
Prairie Farmer i oo 175
Chicago Inter-Ocean I oo i 35
Cincinnati Enquirer. I oo 150
New-York Tribune. I oo i 25
Demorest's Magazine i oo 175
Toledo Blade I oo 125
Nebraska Farmer i oo 150
Iowa Homestead I oo 145
Lincoln Journal 100 1 75
Campbell's Soil-Culture I oo 150 *
New-York World I oo I 65
Omaha Bee I oo 150
Cosmopolitan Magazine 100 I So
St. Louis Republic I oo 175
Kansas City Star 25 115
Nebraska Dairyman and Up-
to-Date Farmer 50 125
Kansas City Journal , weekly. 25 115
Kansas City Journal , daily. . . 4 oo 4 20
We are prepared to fill orders for any other
papers published , at reduced rates.
THE TRIBUNE , McCook , Neb. j
A Good Cough Medicine.
It speaks well for Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy when druggists use it in their own
families in preference to any other. "I have
sold Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for the
past five years with complete satisfaction to
myself and customers , " says Druggist J. Gold
smith , Van Etten , N. Y. "I have always used
it in my own family both for ordinary coughs
and colds and for the cough following la
grippe , and find it very efficacious. " For sale
by McConnell & Berry , Druggists.
Young George Dewey declines to enter
politics. He must have been given some sage
advice by his heroic father.
Restores vim , vigor , mental and physical
power , fills your body with warm , tingling
life. That's what Rocky Mountain Tea does.
35c. Ask your druggist.
Aguinaldo's latest death was no more fatal
to him than his previous ones.
The "Bee Hive" shoe department
has a most competent shoemaker.
bmall in size and great in results are De-
\Vitt's Little Early Risers , the famous little
pills that cleanse the liver and bowels. They
do not gripe. D. W. Loan
The steam merry-go-round pulled stakes ,
Monday , and left for Oberlin.
The sing of the mower in the alfalfa fields
can he heard very distinctly now.
Marion Powell of Indianola was over ,
Wednesday , viewing his ranch west of town.
Prof. Pate and wife arrived home , Wednes
day , from a short visit at his home in Orleans.
S. W. Stilgehouer left , Monday , for Omaha ,
to attend the grand lodge of the A. F. & A.
Dispatcher L. E. Cann was over from Mc
Cook , Saturday , to visit the folks , Agent Cann
John Wilson and wife and Henry Naden ,
Sr. , left on Monday , via McCook , for their
home in Indiana.
Frank Ackerman has been returned to the
asylum at Topeka , Kansas , again. The fam
ily is afraid to have him at home.
Myrtle Cochran is teaching a class in music
in Culhertspn until the fall schools open ,
when she will resume school teaching.
Some few grasshoppers are making their
appearance again , this spring ; hut they are all
too small to do the small grain any harm now.
James Williams was over to the county
seat , Monday , to recover his spectacles , re
cently lost by him in that burg. He was suc
cessful and correspondingly happy.
E. T. Woods has sold his blacksmith shop
and dwelling to Silas Abbott , formerly of this
place , and has purchased Mrs. Amanda Mc-
Kee's dwelling in the east part of town.
This will positively be the last
week of those low prices on ice
cream freezers at the "Bee Hive. "
To save mending , avoid breaking , and to
avoid suffering , prevent coughs and colds by
the timely use of Ballard's Horehound Syrup.
It is a safe , sure and swift remedy for all
bronchial ailments. 25 and foe. McMillen.
Wm. Byfield is shipping cattle and hogs to
Crops do not appear to he greatly damaged
by the protracted drought.
Gooseberries are in fashion , also green peas
and other toothsome vegetables.
Active preparations are being made for
Children's day exercises at the Christian
church , Sunday evening , June loth.
There are those who say \v e never had a
prospect of a boom. Certainly there is no
movement on foot for either watch or canning
factory , hut the state can boast no larger
scandal mill anywhere ; running day and
night ; old and well tried characters ground to
powder in the shortest possible time. The
new switch was not needed for the transpor
tation of its goods , the stockholders making
the deliveries at any point where choice
scandal is acceptable.
Mothers who would keep their children in
good health should watch for the first symp-
tons of worms and remove them with White's
Cream Vermifuge. Price , 250. A. McMillen.
Do you like to trade where there
is but one price on shoes ? That's
the "Bee Hive. "
J. W. Corner has over fifty hogs and pigs.
Mr.Yilson has 25 acres of corn a foot high.
Uncle Billie came to this precinct 25 years
ago , June 5th.
J. 15. Smith finished threshing Ins wheat and
rye , Thursday of last week.
William Divine has spent about two week
hauling his wheat to market.
M. H. Cole , and J. W. Corner have pur
chased them six-shovel cultivators.
Thursday of last week , M. II. Cole , W. II.
Epperly and J. W. Corner were in McCook
We pay the highest price for
eggs , and they count the same as
cash , at the "Bee Hive. "
Ivy poisoning , poison wounds , and all other
accidental injuries may he quickly cured by
using DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. It is also
a certain cure for piles and skin diseases.
Take no other. D. W. Loan
Martin McGinnis in a senatorial toga
would he a picture that would cause the gods
to shudder and wish they hadn't looked !
Wire screen all new prices at
the "Bee Hive. "
Unless food is digested quickly it will fer
ment and irritate the stomach. After each
meal take a teaspoonful of Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure. It digests what you eat and will allow
you to eat all you need of what you like. It
never fails to cure the worst cases of dyspep
sia. It is pleasant to take. D.V. . Loan
A politician named Hon. Tom Thunder is
rumbling in the political skies of Wisconsin.
For a shoe that fits , your foot and
your pocket-book as well , go to the
"Bee Hive. "
Many women fail to digest their food , and
so become pale , sallow , thin and weak , while
the brightness , freshness , and heauty of the
skin and complexion departs. Remedy this
by taking Ilerhine after each meal , to digest
what you have eaten. Price , 50 cents. A.
Hetty Green says she never made more
than $200,000 in one day , but even that is a
very good day's work. There are almost
countless millions of us who never made more
than that sum in a week.
For Infants and Children.
[ he Kind You Have Always Bought
A QUEER EXPLOSION.
HOW A MOUNTASN LOCOMOTIVE
CAME TO AN UNTIMELY END.
Tlicrc Wn Neither Fire In Her Fnr-
iiacc Nor Water In Her Holler , ami
Tct She Mannfirotl to Blow Up In the
Mont Approved Style.
Mr. Henry Alquist , a prominent rail
road mail , relates the story of a curi
ous wreck , the facts In which he will
"It Is such a remarkable thing , " said
Mr. Alquist to a reporter , "that I fear
many will be inclined to brand It as
'pipe. ' I have been railroading now
for over 20 years , and never in all my
varied experience have I seen such a
unique and complete wreck as the one
I speak of that of engine 1,129 ot the
Rio Grande Western. Railroad men
will tell you that locomotives seldom
explode nowadays , but 1,129 did and
in a very peculiar way.
"At the time this wreck occurred I
was holding down the job of train dis
patcher at Soldier Summit , Utah , and
a tough old Job it was. Never been
there , I suppose ? Well , Soldier Sum
mit is a station on the top of one of
the Wasatch divides , a bleak and lone
ly place , where the Rio Grande West
ern has a roundhouse and coal chute
located. At the summit are long
snowsheds covering the tracks. These
sheds protect the line from the win
ter. And it is only due to this method
that a train ever gets over the moun
"On both sides of the mountain the
line winds down In a succession of
winding curves to lessen the grade.
Running off from the railway are
switches , which , diverging from the
grade , run up into the hills and grad
ually come to a dead level. These
switchbacks , as they are called , are so
constructed that they can be thrown
from any point on the grade. And if
a train breaks in two while ascending
the steep grade the runaway cars can
be switched on to one of these spurs ,
where the breakaway finally stops aft
er it has run up the spur as far as the
momentum attained in its descent will
< 5A11 heavy trains have an extra lo
comotive before the grade is tackled.
These are called helper engines and
are kept in roundhouses at each side
of the mountain with steam up.
"One night I got word from Clear
Creek , a town in the western valley ,
that the 9:20 freight would be 30 min
utes late on account of having to pull
out a crippled engine , 1,129. She had
burned out her flues and had to be
hauled to Grand Junction for repairs.
"That night about 10 o'clock , after I
had passed down the Salt Lake ex
press , I heard the freight coughing up
the long grade from Clear Creek. There
was a snowstorm raging , and the wind
howled around the station like the
mischief. When the overdue 9:20 pull
ed into the shelter of the big snow-
sheds on the wind swept summit , the
first thing I asked was , 'Where's the
dead engine V
" 'Behind the doghouse ! ' shouted the
'con. ' But as I held my lamp above
my head I failed to see it. I was just
about to call his attention to it when ,
during a lull in the storm , we plainly
heard the familiar rattle of the rails
as the runaway engine flew at light
ning speed down the mountain. No.
1,129 had broken loose and was tear
ing down the grade to destruction.
"I jumped and pulled the lever which
opened the spur switches. This I
knew would prevent a smashup , as the
engine would run up on the switchback
and come to a stop. But I was too
late. Almost at the same instant I
threw the lever a terrific explosion was
heard from far down the mountain.
The runaway had exploded. "
"I thought you said a moment ago ,
Mr. Alquist , " interrupted The Scimi
tar man , ' 'that the locomotive was a
'dead one ? ' If she had no fire under
her boiler , how could she explode ? "
"That was the only thing I couldn't
understand myself , " the railroad man
replied. "I could easily see how the
dead engine could break loose on that
grade , and I could understand not
hearing its descent during such a
howling blizzard , but the explosion
floored me. The only theory which in
any way solved the mystery was that
the old kettle was blown up by com
"You see , when the engine broke
loose from the freight and started
down the mountain the pistons in the
cylinders began to act as air com
pressors. During- the rough trip up
her throttle probably jarred open , and
as the speed increased with every revolution
elution of her drivers her boiler soon
filled with compressed air. It was not
long before those flying pistons had
worked up a pressure of nearly 500
pounds to the square inch , which came
in faster than it could escape by the
safety valve and before the old ma
chine reached Clear Creek her boiler
let go. " Memphis Scimitar.
\Vnnteil to See the President.
The Washington Star says that a big ,
gawky country lad went to the White
House the other day just as the presi
dent had gone out for a morning stroll.
"I wants ter see the president , " he
Bnnounced to the first man he met.
"Well , there goes the president now , "
said the man addressed , pointing to
the president's retreating form.
"Dern my time ! " the young man
ejaculated. "He walks just like any
other man , " and the fellow struck out
so that lie could get close enough to
see the president well.
Warwick castle is held by many to
be the most beautiful seat in England.
The large baronial hall is a magnificent
room. It is decorated with the most
perfect specimens of armor , furnished
in a luxurious manner , and masses of
flowers and large palms abound on ev
' rft - ' 7'rW ' - 'iga = jrM ? s > JttKa jijgrw > : li-
WARM ,5a.SiPPP aQffi
. . .By Mail !
. . .By Express !
. . .By Freight !
Stocks Kept -Full. .
. . . .HEADQUARTERS FOR . . . .
Shirt Waists , Dress Skirts ,
Percale Wrappers , Wash Fabrics ,
Waist Silks , Chiffons Etc.
Silk Mitts , Silk Gloves ,
Kid Gloves , Neckwear ,
Collars and Cuffs.
Laces , .
AIl = Overs ,
Gauze Corsets ,
Gauze Underwear ,
Fans and Parasols.
to your measure = = our own
make = = $2.5O up.
.We Solicit Your Trade ,
in same Building1. GEO. E. THOMPSON. McCOOK , NEB.
ONE PRICE PLAIN FIGURES CASH ONLY
Are always to be found in the big- store injhe First National
OUR STORE IS CROWDED WITH FRESH ,
NEW GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Organdies , Lawns , Dimities , Percales
, Prints , Calicos , and everything-
in this line that could be desired. Prices the lowest possible for the
grade of goods offered.
TRIMMING SILKS , BRAIDS , LACES , ETC.
A fine new lot of Rugs and Carpets have
SLOCK * just been added to the already
An immense line of this
[ seasonable article
for Men , Women and
Our Shoe stock is largeand the assortment .
good. See it for anything-
injMen's , Boys' , Ladies'Kor Children's Shoes. S
: from a handsome and
Everything dainty sun-shade
a good , durable
umbrella ; and at prices that are winners.
We keep our Groceries on the
move and our stock is always fresh.
"Never Sleeps. "
Farm produce as good as cash. .
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