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NINETEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , AUGUST 17 , I9OO. NUMBER 14
Left the County.
Tuesday night , Henry Green and fain
ily departed for parts unknown. Mr
Green came to the county about eight
een months since and has been a heav )
cattle dealer on the Upper Driftwood ,
near Vailton , it is said , on very small
cash capital. It is stated that Mr ,
Green leaves numerous creditors iti
amounts aggregating quite a sum ol
money ; as he was a liberal buyer any
where and everywhere he could secure
the necessary credit. Besides the three
quarters originally purchased by him , he
controlled a large acreage about his
ranch , by lease , he was also a liberal
leaser when credit and time could be
secured. The family is described as an
aggregation of high-flyers on small finan
cial basis , and the departure by night is
not a surprise to the wise. It is not
known where they haver gone ; but to
Kansas is the more common opinion.
He at one time had quite a herd ol
Call Senatorial Convention.
A meeting of the senatorial committee
of the agth district was held in McCook ,
Tuesday evening of this week , and the
place and time for holding the senator
ial convention were determined upon.
McCook was decided upon as the place
for holding the conveqtion , and the date
and hour were fixed at Thursday , Sept.
I3th , 1900 , at 8 o'clock p. in. The rep
resentation was based on the vote cast
for Hon. M. B. Reese for supreme judge
in 1899 , and will make a convention of
-delegates. . Basis of representation is
the same as the state convention. Rec
ommendation is against admission of
proxies , but delegates are instructed to
cast full vote to which couuty is entitled.
Entertained Young Friends.
Last Monday evening , Missas Lillian
Burnett , Edna Yarger and Jeauette
Button entertained a company of young
friends at the home of Miss Lillian in a
very happy and successful manner. In
the prize contest , the first prize was
awarded to Miss Ethel Pope and Charles
Wands ; booby was won by George
Campbell. Refreshments of a most
dainty sort were served tastefully during
the evening , and added an element of
pleasure to an evening replete and over
flowing with joy.
Republican Committee Meeting.
The Republican county central com
mittee is hereby called to meet in Indi-
anola , Nebraska , Tuesday afternoon ,
August 2ist , 1900 , at two o'clock p. in. ,
fo for the purpose of calling a county con
vention to nominate candidates for rep
resentative and county attorney , and to
transact such other business as may
properly come before the committee.
McCook , Neb. , August isth , 1900.
C. F. BABCOCK , Chairman ,
C. B. GRAY , Secretary.
Trade Early , Saturday Evening.
In order that the members of the band
may be released earlier and the band
concerts commence at an earlier hour ,
it is suggested and requested that the
people of the city do their trading ear
lier on Saturday evening , in order that
the businessmen and clerks may be re
leased from labor and the concerts com
mence more promply. This is a very
reasonable request and one that should
receive prompt and willing compliance.
Of sending away for a sewing machine ,
when S. M. Cochran & Co. do and will
meet any competition on earth , quality
considered. See their machines and
get their prices and terms first , and you
will buy of reliable home business men.
They are here , too , to make good their
Pleased With Shadeland.
Prof. Burnett , head of the animal in
dustry section of the Nebraska univer
sity , was .a guest of W. N. Rogers of
Shadeland Park stock farm , Monday
night , on his way to Denver. The pro
fessor was highly pleased with what he
saw at Shadeland.
At $5 Per Ton.
Corn fodder for sale , fine quality ,
bound in bundles , delivered in McCook
for $5 per ton. Write or see
J. W. BtJRTLESS , McCook , Neb.
Seed Rye for Sale.
Seed rye for sale. Inquire of
Ball and Bat Free ,
To the boy who buys a suit of clothes
at 52.50 or up at DeGroff & Co.'s.
" five-hole drill is
The "Little Hoosier" -
the machine with which to put your fall
wheat in the stalks where it does the
best. Cochran & Co. , of course.
Bed-bug , roach and ant exterminators ;
McCoNNELi , & BERRY.
Lots of people are bilious , but not
after taking Loar's Vegetable Pills.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
MRS. M. B. HARDEN is in the city.
MRS. H. M. FINITY returned home
first of the week.
FRANK GOLFER accompanied hi
mother to Colorado , Tuesday.
MRS. I. L. RODSTROM is ill at he
home on East Dennison street.
A. R. CRUZEN , the Curtis banker
was a city visitor , Tuesday night.
MISS JosiE HOULIHAN departed on 2
Monday morning , for Tarkio , Mo. , on i
MRS. H. A. BEALE arrived home
Monday morning on 2 , from her Colora
MRS. C. E. POPE and the childrer
went down to Lincoln , yesterday morn
ing , on a visit to relatives.
J. M. WALKER , father of Rev. J. W.
Walker , departed on Wednesday morn
ing for his home in Kearney.
MRS. M. R. BATES and young son ar-
vived home , last Friday night , from
their prolonged visit in Iowa.
R. Q. STEWART , deputy internal rev
enue collector of Hastings , was a busi
ness visitor , Tuesday evening.
MRS. IDA KAIME went over to Danbury -
bury , today , to spend several weeks vis
iting her mother , Mrs. Van Fleet.
REID AND CLAIRE MCKENNA went
down to Hastings , Tuesday morning , to
attend a Catholic event , Wednesday.
MRS. ANNA GOLFER departed , Tues
day night , for Manitou , Colorado , to
join Mrs. William Lewis and Miss Eva.
Miss ETHEL OYSTER and Mastei
Howard departed for Concordia , Kan
sas , on a visit to relatives , Monday morn
ing on 2.
DR. FiCKES arrived in the city , early
in the week , and is now in charge of
Dr. McPhee's office over McConnell &
Miss EDNA DIXON has been spending
the week near Lincoln , visiting a friend.
She went down on 2 , Monday , and will
M. R. BATES took in the base-ball
tournament in Oxford , last Friday , and
.met the wife and boy at that point on
their way home.
Miss MABEL BISHOP returned home ,
last Friday evening , from visiting friends
in Hastings for a month. Master Mar
ion is now visiting there.
MRS. V. H. SOLLIDAY , Mrs. J. E.
Beyrer and Miss Millie Slaby went down
to Red Cloud , Saturday morning , on a
visit to the folks at home.
MRS. JACK COOK returned to Oxford ,
last Friday morning on 12 , after visiting
a month here , guest of her parents , Mr.
and Mrs. Vance McManigal.
DR. JOHN McPHEE departed , Wednes
day night , for Salem , Oregon , where he
will resume his practice of dentistry.
The doctor is highly qualified in his pro
fession and has a bright future before
E. N. ALLEN , state senator of this ,
the 29th district , was up from Arapahoe ,
Tuesday night , attending the senatorial
committee meeting , together with Committeeman -
mitteeman W. H. Deamud of Furnas
MRS. CLARA HARBISON had as guests
her little daughter and her sister , Miss
Inez Young , both of Culbertson , yester
day. Mrs. Harbison has just moved in
to rooms over the old Farmers and Mer
MRS. FRANK KENDLEN and sisters ,
the Misses Stevens of Lincoln , arrived
home from their Colorado visit , last
Saturday night on 6. Misses Lizzie and
Mary continued on their way to Lincoln ,
Sunday night on 6.
MRS. C. P. RiNKER and the children
have been the guests of her parents , Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Menard , this week , on
their way home to Council Bluffs , Iowa ,
from visiting her sister , Mrs. F.S. Har
ris , in Pueblo , Colorado.
M. H. HOLMES returned , Monday
night , from Omaha. He reports his
mother , who is now making her home
with her daughter , Mrs. Edson , as slowly
improving , which will be welcome news
to her many inquiring friends in Mc
Cook. M. H. will remain here.
A. C. SHELLENBERGER of Alma , who
would like better than we can tell to be
the fusion candidate for congress in the
Fifth district , was in the city , Thursday ,
on business connected with his campaign
for the said nomination , which will go
to one Roderick Dhu , beyond a perad-
Organ for Sale.
A six-octave Estey organ , in good con
dition , for sale cheap. A rare bargain.
Inquire at TRIBUNE office.
Winter Wheat for Nebraska.
In the fall of 1896 thirty-seven varie
ties of winter wheat were sown on the
station farm. Of these , all but three
varieties killed out so badly that it was
not considered worth while to harvest
them. The three varieties that lived
through were Turkey Red , Big Frame
and Currell. In the full of 1898 there
were sown more than a hundred varie
ties , and only five came through the
winter in good condition. Those just
mentioned were three of the five. Last
fall forty-two varieties were sown , of
which seven did not germinate and nine
teen winter-killed. The same three vari
eties were among the best , but the yields
have not yet been ascertained.
In order to test the relative merits of
the .seed thus selected and that of the
same varieties from some other sections
of the country , seed of the Turkey Red
variety was brought from the Ohio and
Iowa experiment stations and of the
Turkey from Kansas. The latter is very
similar to the Turkey Red grown here.
Seed of the Currell variety was also
obtained from the Maryland experiment
station. None of these did so well as
the Nebraska grown varieties , with the
possible exception of the Kansas Turkey.
Contrary to expectations this wheat
matured earlier than the Nebraska Tur
key Red. It did not lodge and was not
badly infected with rust. In these re
spects it was as good as the Nebraska
ijrown wheat. Both the Ohio and Iowa
Turkey Red lodged and rusted badly and
matured later than the Nebraska Turkey
Red. The Currell from Maryland made
a ranker growth than the Nebraska Cur
rell , but lodged and rusted badly.
It is the aim of the experiment station
to extend the area of winter wheat cult
ure over as large a portion of the state as
possible. To this end a very large num
ber of varieties of winter wheat have
been tested by the station during a per
iod of several years. Those strains of
Turkey Red and Big Frame varieties
that have been grown on the station
farm for several years have proven them
selves very hardy. Seed wheat of either
one of these varieties will be sent out on
application , free of cost except transpor
tation charges , as long as the supply
lasts , to parties living north of the Platte
river and also to those west of the lootb
meridian. T. L. LYON.
Nebraska Experiment StationLincoln ,
fuly 30 , 1900.
The Queen City Laundry.
Hamilton W. Mains of the Queen City
steam laundry of Hastings was in the
city , last Saturday , on business connected
with the well-known laundry of Hast
ings. While here he secured the services
of William Zint as local representative
of the Queen City , and hopes by doing
jood work at very reasonable prices to
secure and hold a fair portion of the
aundry business of the city. If you
need anything in the laundry line , see
Mr. Zint , who will quote very low figures
ror such first class work as the Queen
City steam laundry guarantees.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook post-office , August I2th :
E. Kaiser , Jno. N. Stewert ,
C. A. Bohan , S. B. Percival ,
Mrs. H. B. Weeks.
In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they are advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
Desirable House for Sale.
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. s-4-tf. W. C. LA TOURETTE ,
Cedar Rapids , Iowa.
C. F. BABCOCK , Local Agent.
Disposed of His Stock.
J. G. Schobel has decided to retire
from business , and has already disposed
of most of his goods selling them at
wholesale , out of the city. He will en
gage in some department of the rail
One Chance Yet
To realize something from your corn I
crop. Buy a Deering corn harvester and
bind your corn fodder good , clean ,
bound fodder will make you from $3 to
$5 per acre. S. M. Cochran & Co. , sell
If we haven't got to wait on you
promptly , this week , you will please
pardon us , for we have had such a rush
we haven't had time to treat our patrons
as we would like to do. Come again.
R. T. ELLER & Co.
Pretty Polka Dots and Mixtures in *
Worsteds for school dresses at 27 and
32j c per yd , at The Thompson Dry
Loar's Vegetable Pills cure constipa
tion and headache ; they are guaranteed.
McMillen serves pure fruit flavors
with ice-cream soda.
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
Brakeman C. M. Kent has gone to
Canada on a visit.
C. C. Cocher has gone to Akron to
switch for a few days.
Brakeman W. W. Prall is ill with an
attack of typhoid fever.
Sup't Campbell was in Lincoln , Mon
day , on railroad business.
Steve Dwyer has E. M. Cox's car
while the latter is visiting.
John Roark is braking for Conductor
Bon no during Barry's absence.
Operator L. E. Cann visited the home
folks in Danbury , Sunday last.
F. A. Henderson , E. E. Saddler and E.
L. Meyers are new brakemen , this week.
Engineer McCall was up from Ox
ford , Sunday , with engine 63 for repairs.
Brakeman D. M. Taylor is off duty on
account of getting a piece of steel in bis
Conductor O. R. Amick has gone to
Missouri on a two-weeks visit to his
F. F. Neubauer has been promoted
Tom the locomotive department to the
: rain service.
W. S. Toinlinson enjoyed a visit , last
Sunday , from his brother H. B. and
family of Oxford.
Engine 342 had her right main-rod
aadly buckled up , recently , and is in
the shop for repairs.
Two special trains of soldiers for the
west , Wednesday. The soldiers were
members of the First infantry.
Machinist John Thomson departed ,
Thursday morning , via Lincoln , for the
north-west , in search of a position.
Will Cassell has been transferred from
the repairing force at Oxford to McCook ,
where he will enter the train service.
Thomas Catt and family have gone to
New Castle , Wyoming , on a visit to one
of his married daughters , Mrs. James
Brakeman A. P. Ely has been promoted
meted from passenger to freight brake-
man. C. S. McElherron is with Con
ductor Burns in his place.
Engineer F. W. Bosworth shipped his
lousehold goods up from Hastings on
Tuesday of this week , and occupied his
recently acquired residence , the Caviness
Engine No. 281 is just out of the ma
chine-shop after a general overhauling
and is being painted in readiness for the
road. No. 250 is on the repair track in
the shop in her place.
Dr. C. L. Fahnestock , who will suc
ceed Dr. E. H. Waters as Burlington re
lief surgeon at this place , arrived in the
city , close of last week , and is learning
the ropes under Dr. Waters.
W. H. Williams came home , Tuesday
morning , from Brush , Colo. , where he
holds a position with the B. & M. as day
Dperator. Will's many friends here are
Ejlad to see him. Republican City Deni-
Foreman Dan Lucas of the round-
liouse departed , Thursday evening , for
Green Bay , Wisconsin , to be absent
fifteen days on a visit. Mrs. Lucas has
been visiting there for two or three
months , and will return with him.
Fireman and Mrs. J. J. Eller departed ,
Wednesday , for Colorado , on a visit of a
few weeks. They will visit the summer
resorts , and relatives in Morrison. Miss
May Crawford , who has been visiting
them here , accompanied them to Mor
Tuesday of this week , two new air-
motors were added to the equipment of
the machine-shop. They are powerful
[ ittle machines , not larger than a pint of
soap after a hard week's washing , but
do very heavy work in drilling , tapping
The contest between the engineers
and the firemen , last Saturday after-
uoon , on the Athlectic grounds , was a
nice one up to the eighth inning , the
score being 9 to 8. The final score , how
ever , was 15 to 10 in favor of the boys
who sit on the right side of the mills.
The game of base-ball between the
machinists and boilermakers on Monday
afternoon , was a red-hot one , coming tea
a close in the first half of the sixth inn
ing by the boilermakers retiring from1
the game in dissatisfaction over the de
cision of the umpire , W. H. Johnston of
the master mechanic's office. The score
stood 13 to 3 in favor of the machinists.
Knud Stangland pitched for the ma
chinists and B. F. Bowerfind caught.
Joe Garvey pitched for the boilermakers
and Bert Huet caught.
Do you know Lear wants your drug
A Moonlight Picnic.
The ladies of " "
young the "Awl-Os"
club and a company of young gentlemen
of the city indulged in a delightful
moonlight picnic , Monday evening , over
on the Driftwood. There were about
fifty young people in the gay company ,
two commodious hay-racks partly filled
with hay providing the means of trans
portation to oud return. The party was
well provisioned after the similitude of
the traditional picnic and pleasure had
the right of way.
Household Furniture for Sale.
All my household furniture at private
sale. Fine secretary , good bed-room
suite and full complement of household
goods ; all in good condition. Call at
house after 6:30 o'clock , or inquire of
M. H. HOLMES.
It has been stated on pretty good
authority that Governor Roosevelt , the
Republican nominee for vice-president ,
will be in McCook on some date during
the campaignand will make an evening
Ice-Cream and Cake.
The ladies of the Methodist church
will serve ice-cream and cake at Mrs. E.
E. Saddler's millinery store , tomorrow
evening , and the public patronage is cor
You'll Be Sorry :
If you paint or paper your house with
out seeing what we have to offer in end-
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
ADDITIONAL RAILROAD NEWS.
Frank Dobson went up to Denver , to
day ou i.
Fred Kelley.late of Alma , is the night
operator at Eckley station now.
J. R. Roxby was up from Arapahoe ,
Thursday , on a short visit to the boys.
Wilson Bates of the shop force visited
the home folks at Republican City , last
Brakeman J. J. Barry departed , yes
terday , for Iowa , to visit his mother for
Operator J. B. Culbertson departed ,
Monday , for Chariton , Iowa , on a visit
to the home folks.
N. B. Bush and Miss Elsie Burgess
visited in Oberlin , part of the week ,
driving over and back.
C. J. Watson and family departed ,
Tuesday morning , for Havelock , where
he is employed by the Burlington.
Conductor E. M. Cox and family have
gone to Red Cloud to visit relati-es and
to give him a short vacation.
J. W. Chase is a new machinist. He
and wife will occupy the new Rider
dwelling over on West Denuison street.
Chief Dispatcher J. F. Forbes and
son departed on Sunday for Canada
to be absent on a visit of about a month
to his folks.
William Cowles is a new company
employe. He moved his goods up from
Bartley , close of last week , and is living
over in West McCook.
Agent Thomson and John returned
home , Sunday night on 6 , from spend
ing a few days with the rest of the fam
ily in Boulder , Colorado.
Fireman W. H. Merrill departed , this
morning , for Green Bay , Wisconsin. It
is rumored that a young lady will ac
company him on his return.
Chief Clerk Montmorency is packing
up his household goods , today , prepara
tory to shipping them to Omaha , to
which place the family will return. C.
A. Hedges will occupy his own home.
Will Brown , who has been operating
in Oxford , Red Cloud and Bloomington
for several years past , has been trans
ferred to McCook. Miss Nell , who has
been visiting him in Bloomington , re
turned home with him , Saturday.
Any one who makes Bed Comfortables
of the proper size , weight and materials
( as we do in quantities during a season )
knows how important for convenience
in handling is a proper sized Cotton
Batt ; also how necessary to have a batt
that can be unrolled and opened without
having to pick and pull it to pieces. Our
batts open out like a piece of cloth al
most , and are therefore easiest to handle
and will not fall to pieces in the comfort
with use. Prices 6c , loc , rjXc a ° d i6 4c.
THE THOMPSON DRY GOODS Co.
Miss Maggie Cullen has retired from
the service of the Cash Bargain store.
She will teach the Tyrone school , com
Wall paper remnants enough for one
room very cheap.
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB
UNE office. Best in the market.
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
Take your prescriptions to Loar.
Summer drinks at Taffy Charlie's
Delicious ice-cream soda with fruit ,
flavors at McMillen's.
Don't rubber-neck ! THK TiuiiUNi ; is
only two cents a week.
Make your dollars go us far as you
can. Loar's is the pluce.
The municipal dads are harvesting
their annual crop of Russian thistles.
Bread get it at Taffy Charlie's cundy
kitchen , opposite Pioneer hardware
Recipe for blues : Buy your drugs ,
wall paper , glass etc. of Lear of Mc
Gentlemen wanting rooms and board
should inquire opposite East school-
Buy your confectionery at Taffy Char-
ie's cundy kitchen , opposite Pioneer
The merchants of Culbertson will dis
continue the free delivery of goods from
and after August ist.
THE TRIBUNE adds a two-page sup
plement , political in character , to its
regular issue , this week.
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
G. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
every month in Odd Fellows hall.
Soaps , perfumes and toilet articles ;
everything that's new.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
You know it ! Everist , Marsh & Co.
are at the head of the procession when
good meats are on parade. Try their
Handsome lines of Plaids in cotton
and worsted at toe , I5c and 350 for
school dresses. The Thompson Dry
Fine black Brilliuntine Dress Skirts ,
well lined , stiffened , bound and finished ,
to your measure for $3.50 at The Thomp
son Dry Goods Co.
An important meeting of the A. O. U.
W. lodge will be held ou next Monday
evening , and a full attendance of mem
bers is urgently requested.
I met Mr. Jones , the other day , and
said , "Where are you going ? " "I am
going to Loar's to buy drugs ; it is the
best place I have found in the west. "
The sale of two of the Great Majesties
in one week would indicate that that
famous range is still easily at the head
of the procession and the people know
Deacon Morlan has , by purchase of
the Higby land adjoining him on the
east , added to the size of his fine , irri
gated farm over iu Valley Grange pre
The people will have the best and
won't be satisfied with anything less ; so
S. M. Cochran & Co. have gotten on an
other shipment of that unequalled antirust -
rust tinware. It's "it. "
Eller & Co. received one hundred
boxes of California fruit , Monday of this
week. Their prices move it. If you
have not got in on the deal , you are too
late now , for it is all gone.
Exclusive agents for the Jamestown
Worsted Mills Celebrated Dress Goods.
50 styles and prices in stock. Dress
skirts to your measure from any of them
from $3.25 up. The Thompson Dry
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.
One of our neighbors hauled a load of
water melons up near our store , Satur
day , to sell them. It is a pleasure to us
to know that they have to come where
the crowd is to sell their goods.
R. T. ELLER & . Co.
They're famous for wear those dress
skirts we make from any one of a do en
or more patterns of all-wool dress goods ,
made to your measure , good lining , can
vas and binding total cost to you $2.50 !
At The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Postmaster Rexford Simpson of Vail
ton expects to close that post-office on
tomorrow , and will leave the county on
coming Tuesday , nothing interfering
with his present plans. It is unlikely
that the post-office will be continued.
In our advertising columns appears
the professional card of Dr. Fickes ,
dentist , successor to Dr. McPhee , whose
business he has purchased. Dr. Fickes
is a graduate of the dental department
of Iowa college and has had a number of
years of practical experience in dentistry.
Office over McConnell & Berry's drug
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