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NINETEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , AUGUST 3 , 19OO. NUMBER 12
Second Homestead Entries.
Department of the Interior , General
Land Office , Washington , D. C. , June
27. 1900. Registers and Receivers , Unit
ed States Land Offices.
Gentlemen : Your attention is called
to the provisions of sections 2 and 3 ol
the act of congress , entitled "An act for
the relief of the Colorado Cooperative
Colony ; to permit second homesteads in
certain cases , and for other purposes ,
approved June 5 , 1900 ( Puhlic No. 148) ) ,
a copy of which sections is hereto at
Section 2 provides that any person
who has theretofore made a homestead
entry and commuted same under section
2301 , Revised Statutes , and the amend
T ments thereto , shall be entitled to the
benefits of the homestead laws as though
such former entry had not been made ,
but commutation under section 2301 ,
Revised Statutes , shall not be allowed of
an entry made under this section.
Section 3 provides that any person
who , prior to the passage of this act , has
made a homestead entry , but from any
cause has lost or forfeited the same ,
shall be entitled to the benefits of the
homestead law as though such former
entry had not been made. Therefore ,
you will not hereafter reject a homestead
application on the ground that the ap
plicant can not take the prescribed oath
that he has not previously made such an
entry , or because he has perfected title
under section 2301 , Revised Statutes , to
land entered under the homestead law ;
but he will be required to show by affi
davit designating the entry formerly
made by description of the land , number
and date of entry , or other sufficient
data , to enable me to identify the same
on the records of this office , and that it
was forfeited or commuted , as the case
may be , prior to the passage of the act.
In any case where the former entry
was made subsequent to the date of the
act , the rule given on page 19 , circular
of July ir , 1899 , remains unchanged. It
will be observed that an entry made
under section 2 can not be perfected 03 *
commutation under section 2301 , Re
vised Statutes. The fact that applicants
have purchased , under the provisions of
the act of March 2 , 1889 (25 Stat. , 871) ) ,
lands patented to the Flathead Indians
in Montana shall not be held to have
impaired or exhausted their homestead
rights by or on account of any such pur
chase. Very respectfully ,
BINGER HERMANN ,
Approved , June 27 , 1900.
E. A. HITCHCOCK , Secretary.
Died in New York.
A private word from George Hanlein
of Bar Harbor , Washington , announces
the sudden death of his brother John
Haulein in New York city. The de
ceased visited the Hanleins on the farm
ueai this city in 1892 , and at that time
became acquainted with quite a number
of our readers , who will be pained to
learn of his early taking off. He was 38
years old , unmarried , a steam-fitter by
trade , and since 1886 has lived in New
Too Much Sugar.
The report circulated in the daily
press , recently , that the Nebraska Bri
gade band of McCook is a candidate for
the position of regimental band of the
First Nebraska , is emphatically denied
by officers of the band. There is lots of
honor in the position , of course , but too
much sugar for a penny ; men like the
Nebraska Brigade band is composed of
cannot afford the luxury of leaving their
businesses and official positions for the
munfiicent per diem of $ r.oo.
Oxford has arranged to hold a base
ball tournament , August 8th , 9th , loth
and nth. Prizes aggregating $300 are
offered , $150 to the team winning first
money ; $100 to the second ; $50 to "the
third. Nebraska and Kansas teams will
contest , and the games will be the
grandest exhibitions of the national
game seen in South-western Nebraska ,
this season. Cheap railroad rates will
The County's Share.
Red Willow county's share of state
taxes , this year , is $7,925.12 or 6 % per
cent on a total valuation is $1,219,246.69.
Nebraska's grand total valuation is
$171,747,592.75 ; the state assessment is
$1,208,984.94 or $77,707.64 less than the
Estrays Taken Up.
Four head of cattle , July 16 , 1900 , at
McCook. 7-20-3ts. SAM HORNBACK.
Ball and Bat Free.
To the boy who buys a suit of clothes 2
at $2.50 or up at DeGroff & . Co.'s.
And all stock and chicken remedies
at McConnell & Berry's * g
Cool , refreshing "Ginger Mint Phos
phate" at McMillen's.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
MRS. E. E. BELONG returned home
T. M. ROYER left , first of the week
for Aurora , 111.
ALBERT DUDEK departed on Tuesdaj
for Rocky Ford , Colo.
Miss MAY SWART went up to Denver
last night on 3 , on a visit.
Miss MARGARET EVANS returned tc
the city , Monday evening.
Miss MAMIE CHANDLER is the gues
of her sister , Mrs. A. Barnett.
Miss PEARL ZINT went up to Denver
last night , on a visit to an uncle.
Louis SuESS was a Herndon , Kansas
vibitor , Sunday , guest of his sisters.
MRS. L. F. GRIGGS has gone to Colorado
rado to be gone a few weeks on vacation
MRS. A. J. ZINT and mother , Mrs. E ,
M. Razee , are visiting in Wauneta and
MRS. J. G. SCHOBEL and Marjorie ar
rived home , Tuesday evening , from their
I. B. TAYLOR , late with J. B. Ballard
departed on 6 , last Saturday night , for
Savannah , Mo.
MRS. C. E. POPE and children arrived
home , Tuesday night on 6 , from their
trip to Colorado.
MRS. J. K. COUZINS arrived home ,
last Friday evening on 5 , from spending
a week or two in Oxford.
J. N. PURVIS of the post-office lobby is
out of the city for a few days on one of
his semi- occasional visits.
MISS ETHEL OYSTER was the guest of
Rev. and Mrs. W. F. Vogt of Herndon ,
Kansas , Saturday and Sunday.
MRS. F. M. KlMMELL and Schell ar
rived home , last Saturday night , from
their visit to Sheridan , Wyoming.
MRS. M. J. BROWN , who has been the
? uest of M. E. Wells for a few weeks ,
departed on Tuesday for her home.
MRS. H. P. SuTTON and the children
departed on 6 , Monday night , for Ains-
worth , on a visit to the home folks.
MRS. H. A. BEALE and sister , Miss
Sara Cool , departed yesterday on i , for
Denver and Lyons , on a short outing.
J. J. GARRARD , who is on the road
with a steam merry-go-round , was at
home with the family , first of the week.
MR. AND MRS. E. E. MAGEE went on
Monday morning to Hayes Center , where
he has two-weeks institute
a - engage
MRS. M. E. BARGER is disposing of
her stock in Bartley expecting to retire
from business and make McCook her
MESDAMES J. E. KELLEY and w. E.
Corwin went to Colorado , mid-week , to
be absent in the mountains for a few
MRS. U. J. WARREN and Ruth , who
have been making quite an extended
visit in Iowa , returned home on Tuesday
C. N. WHITTAKER has been down
from Imperial , since Tuesday , guest of
his parents on the farm south-west of
MRS. FRANK KENDLEN and sisters ,
Misses Mary and Lizzie Stevens , depart
ed , Monday noon on I , for their outing
NELLIE PHILLIPS , who has been
visiting Mrs. Frank Neubauer for a few
weeks , returned to Beaver City , this
morning on No. 2.
MRS. MABEL STRANAHAN and sister
Emma returned , Tuesday night , from a
short visit to Mr. and Mrs. Canfield at
Harvard , Nebraska.
MISSES FANNIE AND MINNIE STILL-
MAN departed on Thursday for Colorado
Springs , Colorado , to be absent a week
on a pleasure trip and visit.
MRS. A. P. THOMSON and the two
younger children joined Miss Elizabeth
in Boulder , Colorado , last Friday. Mr.
Thomson accompanied them and re
mained over Sunday , returning to his
work on Monday morning.
MISSES JOSEPHINE AND KATHERYN
MULLEN entertained the famous Awl-Os
on Tuesday evening in clever form.
There was a pig drawing contest with
the artists blindfolded , in which Miss
Aimee Menard won first prize and Miss
Selma Noren the booby. Refreshments
were daintily served.
MR. AND MRS. A. L. CAVINESS left on
, Thursday morning , for Fairbury , his
new field of labor as superintendent of
their city schools. The best wishes of
tnany McCook friends go with them
both to their new home , with the fond
hope that success without measure may
be his portion as superintendent of Fair-
aury's schools. :
Ready for Business.
The Personal Effort Republican club
held an adjourned session in the city
hall , Tuesday evening , completing the
formal organization of the club am
getting on the full armor for effective
work in the impending great campaign
The committee presented its report 01 :
constitution and the same was adoptee
by the club. Other items of business
were also transacted.
The enrollment of members showec
satisfactory progress , and arrangements
were completed for pushing the work of
securing additional names ; a large
membership is expected.
The next regular meeting will occur on
Saturday evening , August nth.
The constitution as adapted is as fol
Article I. The name of this club
shall be "The Personal Effort Republi
can Club of McCook , Nebraska. "
Article 2. The objects of this club
shall be to advocate , maintain and pro
mote the principles of Republicanism ;
to direct and interest in politics those
who have hitherto been uiore'or less in
different to their political duties ; to en
courage attendance at primary meetings
in order that honest and capable men
may be nominated and elected , and to
perform such other work as may best
conserve the interests of the party.
Article 3. This club shall not be used
in any way to further the interests of any
candidate for office previous to nomina
Article 4. Any voter who will support
the principles of the Republican party ,
and its candidates , shall be eligible to
membership in this club , and no mem
bership fee shall be required.
Article 5 The officers of this club
shall bea president , secretary , treasurer ,
and one vice president from each voting
precinct in Willow Grove precinct. The
above named officers , together with a
finance committee of three to be elected
by the club shall constitute the execu
tive committee of this club.
Article 6 Not less than ten members
shall constitute a quorum for the trans
action of business.
Article 7. The regular meetings of
this club shall be held on Saturday
night of each week , and at any regular
meeting of the club , these by-laws may
be amended or new rules adopted by a
two-thirds vote of members present.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook post-office on July 2gth :
J. E. Bowman , Mr. Fred Thomas ,
Louis Marnay , Mr. R. H. Randall ,
Percy Smith , Mr. Joseph Murphy ,
J. W. Davis , Miss Zola Ashley(2) (
E. E. Blake(9) ( Miss Dora Wilt ,
Chas. Williams , Mr. Bertie Clark ,
Mr. Chas. Hoover , Emery C. Harriott ,
Mammie Shultz , Lois E. Brown.(4) (
In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they are advertised.
F. M. KlMMELL , Postmaster.
Almost Fifty Bushels.
W. G. Higby has had his wheat
threshed out , this week , and reports an
average yield on his so-acre field of a
fraction over 49 bushels to the acre.
The total yield was 982 bushels. Mr.
Higby's farm adjoins Farmer Morlan's
famous farm over in Valley Grange pre
cinct , and is capable of being irrigated.
The yield , this season , certainly warrants
the expense incurred in irrigating. This
is the largest yield for the number of
acres reported in this section of Nebras
ka , this season.
Some Choice Offerings.
I wish to say to my friends and patrons
that I have for sale some choice O. I. C.
pigs of May farrow , 8 to 10 weeks old ,
for $10 each. They are simply good at
both ends out of Perfection blood and
stand right up on their feet. Also.B. P.
Rock chickens and Bronze turkeys.
Come and see me or write your wants.
J. H. WARFIELD ,
Box 238. McCook , Nebr.
Corrected Friday morning.
Corn $ .47
Wheat : 50
New Potatoes * . .70
Butter fat at Creamery 14 s
Desirable House for Sale. a
I will offer for sale at a low price my
residence property , corner Marshall and
Dearborn streets. Terms , time on part ,
or will name an attractive price for spot
cash. 5-4-tf. W. C. LATOURETTE ,
Cedar Rapids , Iowa.
C. F. BABCOCK , Local Agent.
J. E. KELLEY took in the Wauneta
base-ball gameThursday , guest of Sup't
MRS. C. B. RowELL departed on No.3 , P
last night , for Boulder , Colorado , on a C
visit to her sons. h
H. E. DOLE of Bullard's Lumber Co.
will leave , tomorrow , for Fisher , Louis
iana , where he will have charge of the
books at the mills for a large lumber
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
W , . H. Weeks , machinist , has resigned
John Shellaberger has retired from the
John Thomson is on the relief with a
Switchman C. B. Foote has resigned
from the service.
Operator N. B. Bush has returned
from Lyons , Colo.
Ira Huet has joined Max Anton's
paint gang , this week.
Roy Dixon returned , first of the week ,
frdm his Colorado visit.
Burinan has been signed by Arapahoe
for the rest of the season.
Mr. Robinson from Green Bay , Wis
consin , is a new machinist , this week.
Brakeman G. L. Burney has been vis
iting relatives over near Heudley , this
Fireman Larue has been promoted
from the Holdrege yard to a run out of
Engineer A. Clark was up from Ox
ford , Thursday , bringing up the third
section of No. i.
Machinist Arthur Mars left on 6 , Tues
day night , for Mariuette , Wisconsin ,
where he will reside.
Engineer Fred Bosworth has purchased
the cosy Caviness dwelling-house , and
las moved into the same.
Brakeman Herman Hegenberger is
spending a short lay-off on the farm near
3erndou , Kansas , this week.
Chief Clerk and Mrs. Fred Montmor-
ency returned home , Saturday night on
3 , from a shortvisit , to Omaha.
Conductor E. M. Cox and family are
visiting in Denver , a few days of this
veek , going up on 5 , Tuesday night.
Switchman Arthur Avery returned ,
Wednesday , from his visit to his sister
n Colorado Springs , and went to work.
Dispatcher and Mrs. T. B. Campbell
and Harry went up to Denver , Thursday ,
o be guests of relatives until next Tues-
The company was so pushed for equip
ment , yesterday , that they had to use
ome box cars for baggage purposes on
F. S. Curry has bought the John Heg-
uberger dwelling , lately occupied by
? rank Neubauer , and has moved into
he same. c
Sup't Campbell went up to Wauneta ,
Thursday morning , to witness the "kid" .
jail game , going in his private car 10 at-
ached to 175.
Dr. E. H. Waters has resigned from
the medical department of the Burling
ton relief at this point , to take effect on
Ass't Sup't Thorgrinison was down
from Eckley , Colorado , over Sunday , to
see if matters were progressing satisfac
torily at headquarters.
There are a number of changes among
the employees in the round-house , this
week ; quite a number resigning and
others filling their places.
Flagman Fred Waters returned to his
run , first of the week , his band which
was i injured by an accidental gun-shot ,
being practically well again.
No. i ran in three sections , yesterday ,
on account of the great passenger travel ,
the result of the Burlington's low rates.
There were also three sections of No. 3.
Mr. and Mrs. George Bunting have
the sympathy of many friends in the
death of their infant child , last Friday
evening. The child was but a few days
old , and frail from birth.
Ass't Sup't Harris , Ass't Sup't Mc-
Farland , Trainmaster Josselyn , Road-
masters Fredericks and Wilburn were
all at Western division headquarters ,
Wednesday , on business.
William Brown , formerly in the coal
service , is now the owner of over 300
acres of land near Atlanta ; is raising lots
of chickens and feeling the freedom of
farm-life generally with pleasure.
Switchman Frank Wiggins has re
signed from the service , doubtless as a
result of a difficulty had with G. F. Gol-
lehon , in which Higgins was injured ;
ibout the head by Gollehon with a sec-
ion of gas-pipe.
General Manager Holdrege was over
the Imperial branch , Wednesday , in his
private car. Nebraska's next governor ,
2. H. Dietrich of Hastings accompanied
aim. Car was attached to the regular
aranch train No. 175.
' Hammocks all prices at McMillen's
McMillen's for paints and wall paper.
Protect the Game.
To Those Persons Interested in the Pres
ervation of Game Birds in Nebraska :
The state law provides that prairie
chickens and grouse may be legally
killed only during the months of Sep
tember , October , November and De
cember ; quail during the months of
November and December ; geese and all
kinds of wild ducks from the first day of
September to the thirtieth day of April
inclusive. None of the above mentioned
game birds may be ensnared , trapped ,
or netted at any time. Any person or
persons violating the provisions of the
law is deemed guilty of a misdemeanor ,
and on conviction subject to a fine of
five dollars for each bird so killed.
The law further prohibits the sale , ex
posure for sale , or having in possession
during the closed season any of the
aforementioned game birds , by any cor
poration , company , association , person ,
or persons , and provides a penalty of
five dollars for each bird so sold , exposed
for sale , or had in possession , possession
being prima facie evidence of guilt.
For years the provisions of the game
and fish laws have been persistently and
wantonly violated in many sections of
the state. The illegal slaughter of
Drairie chickens and grouse , scarcely
old enough to fly , has already begun ;
market hunters , and others calling them
selves sportsmen , in open violation of
the law and disregard of the rights of
those who respect and obey the law , are
seeking profit and diversion by slaught
ering with guns birds so young and
small that they might be successfully
hunted with a buggy whip.
The Nebraska Fish and Game Pro-
ective association was formed for the
mrpose of assisting in securing the en
forcement of the game and fish laws of
this state , by setting the example of
strict compliance on the part of its
members with the provisions of the law ,
and to aid in the detection and convic
tion of those who violate it. In futher-
ance of the latter purpose this associa
tion will pay a reward of twenty-five
dollars for the detection and conviction
of any one for killing prairie chickens ,
grouse , or quail during the closed season
on those birds , such reward to be paid
to the person or persons supplying the
evidence and making the complaint up
on which the conviction is secured , the
reward to be paid at the office of the
secretary of this association in the city
of Lincoln , Nebraska.
This association futhermore proposes
to use every legitimate means at its
command to secure evidence against ,
and prosecute to the extreme limit of
the law , any or all persons who engage
in the illegal killing , sale , or use of the
game birds of the state.
J. H. ACER , President.
JOHN T. DORGAN , Secretary.
Low Rates to Chicago. 8
One fare for the round trip via the
The Burlington has offered one fare
for the round trip ( $21.10) ) from McCook
to Chicago , August 24 and 27 , on ac
count of the annual encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic.
The return limit on these tickets is
September r , subject to extension to
The nearest agent of the Burlington
Route will be pleased to give you ad-
litional information about rates , dates ,
baggage and train service. f
A Close Game.
The T. C. C. base-ball club and the
Wauneta kids played a close and inter
esting game at Wauneta , Thursday , the
r. C. C. lads being victorious for the
third time ; the score was 15 to 14 the
McCook kids had to earn the game'this
time sure enough.
The Wauneta lads are expected to
ome down here , in a week or two , and
play the victors on the home diamond.
A New Story-Writer From the West. o
Joseph Blethen , the author of "Grand
mother Winslow's Precious Plates , " in
the Augusj Ladies' Home Journal , is one
jf the newest writers of fiction. He is
jnite a young man , and occupies the po
sition of managing editor of the Seattle
Washington ) Times.
Now is the time to buy your peaches
md Eller & Co.'s is the place. They
aave received several heavy shipments , ;
his week. They lead in prices.
Do not cook yourself over the hot
itove baking cakes , when you can get
iU2auicacik23 at Eller & GJ.'S. Drop a :
n and see them. II
Delightful odors ; new perfumes. c
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB-
JNE office. B > st in the market.
The latest at McMillen's "Frozen
McMillen's for paints and wall paper.B
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Lear sells drugs.
Lear sells wall-paper.
A great leader Lonr.
Lear sells machine oil.
Lear sells prescriptions.
McMillen's for paints and wall paper.
The latest at McMillen's "Frozen
The freshest and best drugs are found
Just a few of those screen doors left
Hammocks all prices ut McMillen's
Cool , refreshing "Ginger Mint Phos
phate" at McMillen's.
If you want to be pleased , you should
burn Barnett's stove wood.
The great eclipse continues the way
Loar's soda eclipses all others.
We are ready for some more moisture ,
any time now , Mr. Weather Clerk.
Cleanliness and purity at our fountain.
McCoNNELL & BERRY.
Gentlemen wanting rooms and board
should inquire opposite East school-
During the month of July , I will sell
Eldorado Castor Oil at 25 cents a gallon.
Have you seen our big stock of toilet
soaps ? It's immense.
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
G. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
every month in Odd Fellows hall.
"The Right Place" to call up is No. 12.
You are sure of getting just as choice
meats by phone as by personal inspec
You know it ! Everist , Marsh & Co.
are at the head of the procession when
good meats are on parade. Try their
W. R. Starr is excusably elevated over
the fact that one of his apple trees has
this season produced a number of fine ,
well-matured apples. The tree has not
Howe Smith lays claim to being some
thing of a "scorcher" himself : Last
Saturday , in the teeth of a pretty stiff
breeze , he rode his bike home from out
beyond Atwood , Kansas , a distance of
Minden defeated Arapahoe , Thursday ,
on the Arapahoe grounds to the tune
of 9 to 2. Arapahoe is on the tobog
gan sure. McCook was well represent
ed at the game.
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.
During the storm of last Friday night ,
LS. . Watson's cow was stunned by a
stroke of lightning and lost the sight of
Dne eye. Mrs. Ella Irwin's cow was
also stunned. Lightning struck the
wire fence of the pasture in which the
animals were confined , shattering a
number of posts.
In another column will be fouud an of
fer of $25 reward for detection and con-
iriction of any one killing prairie chick
ens , grouse , or quail during the closed
season on those birds. Fred Montmor-
ency of McCook is xice-president of the
association , and complaint may be filed
It is a most difficult task to raise fruit
in this section , but it is not comparable
with the difficulty people seem to have
to preserve the fruit they raise from the
depredations of the boys , judging from
the numerous complaints filed at this
affice. It is a burning shame that re
spectable children should engage in this
miserable pilfering business.
The intentional opening of mail ad-
Jressed to another is a misdemeanor ,
with heavy penalty attached. Persons
getting mail belonging to others should
be certain they are "MISTAKEN" before
jpeuing the same. Carelessness in this
respect is no excuse. The habit some
people have of opening all mail given
hem by mistake is liable to be product-
ve of trouble.
Preserving Jellies and Fruits.
Jellies and fruits sealed with pure par-
ifine retain their natural , delicate flavor.
1's also elegant for catsup , pickles and
A. McMiLLEN , Druggist.
Pasture for twenty horses. Rate , $1.00
jer month. W. E. CORWIN.
You can get the best threshing coal at
Barnett's ; bottom prices.
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