The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, February 08, 1901, Image 4

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Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
Eighteenth Ballot for Senator.
Allen 55
Berge 4
Crounse 7
Currie 22
Hainer 5
Harlan i
Hitchcock 12
Hinsliaw 13
Kinkaid 4
Meiklejobn 29
Morlan I
Martin 9
Ransom 35
Rosewater 16
Sutheiland i
Thompson , D. E 34
Thompson , W. H n
Van Dusen I
GovKRNOR DIETRICH has designated
Monday , April 22nd , as Arbor day.
THE provision in the military academy
bill , which passed the senate , Wednes
day for the preventation of hazingat West
Point will probably prove effective. It
requires the superintendent of the acad
emy to make rules , subject to the ap
proval of the secretary of war , for pre
venting the practice of hazing and pro
vides that any cadet found guilty of par
ticipating in or encouraging the practice
shall be expelled from the academy and
will not thereafter be appointed to the
corps or be eligible for a command in
the array or navy.
PROFESSOR PANE of the Royal uni
versity of Naples has , it is said by New
York physicians , succeeded in producing
a seruin for the effectual cure of pneu
monia. Weaked pneumonic germs are
injected into a horse , cow or donkey
from time to time , until the animal be
comes immune from catching the dis
ease. Then blood is drawn from the im
mune animal and allowed to stand until
the clot separates from the serum and
the latter is used as the curative agent
after the manner of diphtheria and other
serums against infectious diseases.
New York physicians report that in the
cases they have used the serum there
have been no fatalities. Journal.
RAILROAD circles are not a little dis
turbed by the recent acquisition of a
controlling interest in the Southern
Pacific railroad. Virtual control of the
Central Pacific is also in the combina
tion , besides the Missouri Pacific , Kan
sas & Texas and Kansas City Southern.
This gigantic combination will control
more than 50,000 miles of road. The
Harriman syndicate carried out the
great deal , in which two-fifths of the en
tire outstanding shares of capital stock of
$197,832,000 were purchased. It is
thought that this move will compel the
"Q" to promptly push on its line to the
coast. At least startling developments
may be looked for during the present
year in railroad circles.
$25.00 to California.
February 12 , 19 , 26.
March 5 , 12 , 19 , 26.
April 2 , 9,16,23,30.
Lowest rate in years.
Applies to San FranciscoLos Angeles ,
Sacramento , San Jose and pretty nearly
ever } ' other important point in California.
Through tourist sleepers on all the
above dates get aboard at any station
in Nebraska at which train stops ; get off
at Los Angeles.
See nearest Burlington ticket agent , or
write J. Francis , General Passenger
Agent , Omaha , Nebraska. 4-19.
Notice to Clean Up.
Property-owners and tenants are re
quested to clean alleys and remove all
rubbish from properties owned or rented
by them without delay.
C. B. GRAY , Street Commissioner.
How to Save Money.
If you don't know how , call on the
secretary of the McCook Co-operative
Building and Savings association , at the
First National bank , who will give you
a little folder telling all about it.
A limited quantity of skunk oil.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. in.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 a. ni. ,
with choir. Sunday-school at 2:30 p. in.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HICKEY , Pastor.
SOUTH McCooK M. E. Sunday-school
at 3 p. in. Preaching , Sunday evenings ,
at 7:30. Prayer-meeting , every Thursday
evening at 7:30. All are welcome.
T. G. GODWIN , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Services during summer :
Sunday-school at 10. Evening prayer
and sermon every Sunday at 8 o'clock.
Sunday morning service , also Friday
evening Litany , discontinued until fur
ther notice. Holy communion to be an
nounced. HOWARD STOY , Rector.
CHRISTIAN : Bible school 10 a. in.
Preaching 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Christian Endeavor 7 p. m. Prayer-
meeting and Bible study , Wednesday
evening. Morning subject : "The New
Covenant. " Evening : "Life and Faith
of Abraham. " All are invited.
J. W. WALKER , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Bible-school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at II and 7:30. : Christian En
deavor at 6:30 : p. m. Prayer-meeting on
Wednesday evening. Morning subject ,
"What is the Kingdom Christ Come to
Bring ? When ? Where ? " Evening sub
ject , "As it is in the Days of Noah. "
All are invited.
J. W. WALKER , Pastor.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
12. Preaching at 10:45. Y. P. S. C. E.
at 6:45. Preaching at 7:30. Prayer-
meeting , Wednesday evening , ut 7:30.
All are welcome. Morning subject ,
"The Personal Attitude to Christ. "
Evening subject , "The Christian. "
W. J. TURNER. Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school , 9:45 a. m.
Object lesson , 10:45. Sermon , ir. B. Y.
P. U. , 7 p. m. Preaching , 7:45. Topic
for B. Y.P.U. , "If Christ Should Come
Tomorrow. " Morning subject"Our Dan
ger asa Nation. " Evening subject"Your
Invitation. " Mrs. White invites her Sun
day school class to her home , Tuesday
evening , February izth.
METHODIST Sunday-school at 10.
Preaching at ir. Junior League at 3.
Epworth League at 7. Preaching at 7:45.
Junior League will not beheld at 3 p. in. ,
but instead a citizen's meeting to con
sider plans for organizing a library and
lyceum association. Revival services
will continue all the week with two ser
vices each day at 2:30 : and 7:30 p. m.
Miss Clara A. Whittenmeyer , an evan
gelist of recognized ability and success ,
will preach each evening. A cordial in
vitation is extended to all.
L. M. GRIGSBY , Pastor.
Religious life in McCook seems to be
suffering a partial eclipse , just now.
Rev. Turner of the Congregational
church assisted in protracted services in
Daubury , closing days of last week , ar
riving home on 5 , Saturday evening.
Next Sunday , February loth , will be
quite generally observed among the
churches and religious societies through
out the country as a Moody Memorial
day , and at that time and effort will be
made to secure funds towards the Moody
Memorial endowment.
Domestic Science Meeting.
Smallpox is something none of us
would look forward to with much enthus
iasm. But the coming event of the Domes
tic Science and Stereopticon entertain
ments that will be held the 27th and 28th
of this month , conducted by Mrs. S. M.
Walker , state president of the W. C. T.
U.and Mrs. C. E.Welton , district organ
izer , will be looked forward to with great
pleasure , especially those who enjoy be
ing nicely entertained and at the same
time having before them a gifted speaker
whose words are backed by illustrated
pictures making it one of instruction and
pleasure. We especially urge the pupils
of the various schools to attend. The
admission each night is onlj' ten cents ,
which is in reach of all. The Domestic
Science meeting is instructive as well as
novel. Each one is expected to bring a
pencil and paper. A cake will be baked
and tested during the meeting. Ten
cents admission is charged to defray ex
penses. A cordial invitation is extended
to all. Places of meeting will be stated
later. MRS. H. M. FINITY.
Albert McMillen has purchased the
Maxwell 2o-acres adjoining his So acre
farm. This gives him one of the finest
loo-acre farms in the valley. Clarence
Goheen will be the new tenant.
The Skin and the nnp * .
"That the skin Is Intimately connect
ed vriih the lungs Is proved by the
fact that our minor Ills of the respira
tory tract colds , for Instance are al
most always traceable to a checking
of the perspiration , so that the Impuri
ties of the blood poison "us , " says Har
vey Sutherland , In Alnslee's. "Every
body knows the story about the little
boy that was covered with gold leaf as
a cherub for some Roman pomp and
how he died In agony a few hours
afterward. The poisons manufactured
by his own organisms slew him , to
say nothing of his suffocation. Burns
Involving more than one-third of the
general surface are fatal because the
excretory powers of the skin are less
ened beyond the abilities of the other
depuratory organs to make up for.
"Varnish an animal and It will die
In from six to twelve hours , say some
authorities. This Incontrovertible fact
Is matched by another equally Incontro
vertible that nobody ever heard of
any case of tarring and feathering that
killed the victim. He might have had
all kinds of trouble In getting the stuff
off , and he might have felt a shock
to his pride , but he didn't die that any
body ever heard of. I never assisted
at a ceremony of this kind at either
end of the joke , and so I can't speak as
to the completeness with which the
body Is covered with the tar , but from
my general knowledge of the character
of the people of the west and south
west , where such sports are freely In
dulged In. I should say that It would
most likely be a thorough and compre
hensive pigmentation. It may be that
the man breathes through the quills
of the feathers stuck on , but I doubt It.
I should think tar would seal up the
pores of the skin quite as effectually
as varnish , and It Is a paint warranted
to wear In all weathers and not to
crack or scale off. "
The Kins That Dlmle Him Mad.
A Boston man , in speaking of certain
foreign characteristics , told the follow
ing story : "A middle aged American
couple traveling abroad some years
ago called In Rome on a sculptor with
whom they had been acquainted years
before. The visit passed off pleasant
ly , but at its close the host gallantly ,
but none the less to her surprise and
chagrin , kissed the lady as he said
goodby. The sculptor was an elderly
man , but nevertheless It was a liberty ,
and she was not astonished to hear her
husband ejaculate : 'Why , I never heard
of such cheek ! I've a good mind to go
back and tell him what I think of him ! '
"After two or three remarks of a
similar tenor. In which the note of an
ger was rising , the wife decided to
pour oil on the troubled waters and so ,
laying her hand on his arm , said : 'I
know , dear , he shouldn't have kissed
me. but what does It really matter ?
What does a kiss count in a woman of
my years ? He is a very old man. and
probably he was following the fashion
of the country. '
"Her husband turned an astonished
face. 'Of course I don't mind his kiss
ing you , ' he raged , 'but , ' and his voice
rose , 'It's his having kissed me that has
hurt my feelings ! '
"The sculptor had followed the Ital
ian custonl ind kissed both wife and
husband. " New York Tribune.
Not the Bass Viol Man's Fault.
A capital story relating to good old
times is still told in the Fen district
of the eastern counties. As Is well
known by many and even now remem
bered by sonit' . a bass viol was often
procured to help the choirs in parish
One lovely Sunday morning In the
summer while the parson was droninc
out ; his drowsy discourse and had about
reached the middle a big bull managed
to escape from his pasture and march
ed majestically down the road , bellowIng -
Ing defiantly as he came. The parson ,
who was somewhat deaf , heard the
bull bellow , but , mistaking the origin
of the sound , gravely glanced toward
the singers' seats and said In tones of
reproof :
"I would thank the musicians not to
tune up during service time. It annoys
me very much. "
As may well be Imagined , the choir
looked greatly surprised , but said noth
Very soon , however , the belligerent
bull gave another bellow , and then the
aggrieved parson became desperately
indignant Cassell's Magazine.
A Mountain Accident.
A serious seeming accident with a
fortunate termination Is reported by a
western exchange.
A man and his wife , while driving
along a mountain road in Oregon , met
with a curious mishap. The wagon
was overturned , and the occupants fell
out The woman dropped Into the
branches of a tree HO feet below , and
the man went sliding and bumping
fully 300 feet to the bottom of a ravine.
When he recovered his senses , he was
comparatively unhurt and went to his
wife's rescue , but It was an hour be
fore he could extricate her from where
she bung by ber skirts.
A Phtliiilclpliln Story.
Sunday Scuool Teacher Where did
the three wise men come from't
Phil Adolphy ( who e family had only
recently moved to Chicago ) They came
from the east
Sunday School Teacher And why
were they called "wise men ? "
Phil Adelpby Because , ma'am , they
went back again Philadelphia Press.
"I have noticed. " said the social phi
losopher , "that people who gossip about
their neighbors are the people who are
always fretting because they Imagine
they are being talked about by their
neighbors. " Omaha World-Herald.
It Is safer to marry a thrifty woman
with only 15 cents than It Is to wed a
vain belle with $15,000. Galveston
A correspondent of one of our ex
changes writes from the United States
to Germany , sending some data relating
to the American beet sugar industry. It
is declared that in factories where wood
is used as fuel this is in weight 32 per
cent of the weight of the beets work
ed. Heating with petroleum means a
cost of one dollar per ton of beets work
ed , while with coal the expense is sixty-
five cents , and in some cases still greater.
Beets worked in many factories contain
a considerable quantity of non-sugar
varying from 3.9 to five per cent , with a
purity co-efficient of 84 to Si. The beets
during several campaigns have varied
from 13.9 to 15 per cent , and the white
sugar extraction was about ir per cent.
In sections of the country where beets
are cultivated for the first time many
farmers neglect the crop , weeds are al
lowed to grow , and on some fields it
is possible to grow a crop of wild oats on
the same land as beets ( ? ) . Rotation o
crops is unknown in the west ; on the
contrary , beets are cultivated upwi the
same soil year after year , in consequence
of which practice the yield to the acre is
slowly decreasing. The soils in some
cases contain a very small percentage o
desirable plant foods , samples examined
showing the following variations : Phos
phoric acid , 0.02 to 0.06 ; potassa , 0.40 to
0.70 ; nitrogen , o.n to o.iS ; lime , 2 10 to
4 o. Irrigation appears on thewhole to be
popular , but no provision is made for
soil drainage. The mountain streams
frequently used for irrigation are entire
ly too cold for the purpose intended , and
in some cases do considerable harm in
retarding the beets' development.
The great value of the beet factories
to Colorado cannot be estimated by the
paltry dollars which the invested capita !
in the buildings and machinery add to
the taxable assets of the state , which as
compared to the other interests directly
arising from the location of a sugar
plant in any community , is too insignifi
cant for mention , * As a safe criterion
we can refer to Otero county which has
welcomed two factories in the last year
at a probable cost of two million dollars ,
which has been listed upon the county
tax books. But let us look farther.
These two refineries have brought to
the county at least four thousand new
people who have been enrolled as bona
fide residents. The farming and agri
cultural lands have been enhanced in
value at least three million dollars. The
business and commercial interests of the
county have been quickened by the in
creased capital , xvhich has been placed
in circulation. The slipshod custom of
careless agricultural methods has been
abandoned , and the theory of intense
farming is being almost universally re
sorted to. The value of an acre of land
depends upon the amount of cash it will
pay its owner each year , and its value
cannot legitimately rise above this basis.
Here is where the great profit in general
comes in from the establishment of the
factory and the growing of the sugar
beets. Land which has heretofore pro
duced , when cultivated in ordinary farm
crops of alfalfa and grain , from seven to
ten dollars an acre net to the owner , is
capable of producing when properly
grown to sugar beets , from fifty to sev
enty dollars per acre , besides giving per
manent employment to at least four
times the number of laborers. Hence
we can see in the starting of every fac
tory the solution of two great problems ,
the inciease in land values and main
tenance of a fourfold greater population.
Sugar City Herald.
Beet pulp from the sugar factory at
Waverly , Washington , is being used to
fatten 300 beef cattle on the stock farm
of W. E. Mann , of that town. Mr.
Mann , said yesterday : "I am feeding
300 head of 3 and 4 year olds most suc
cessfully on the pulp. The cattle con
sume on an average nearly 100 pounds a
day in addition to hay. The animals are
putting on flesh in fine shape better
than three pounds a day. The pulp from
the beet sugar factory is excellent food.
It can be kept in an ordinary silo and is
good feed for a year , and with good care
can be kept two years. I secured the
stock I am now fattening from Ockan-
egan county. I expect to begin selling
in about 30 days , when the animals will
be in prime condition. This is the first
season I have experimented with the
beet pulp as fodder. So far there is every
indication of success. " Mr. Mann has
been much interested in the beet sugar
industry since its inception in this coun
try. He is one of the largest growers of
beets for the factory. Spokane Review.
A movement is on foot to provide a
number of premiums to encourage the
culture of sugar beets in this section of
the state. It is contemplated to give
several premiums for beets raised on
high land , and several for beets raised
under irrigation. The plans have not
been matured , nor the specifications
worked out , but we feel reasonably safe
in stating that the idea will be encour
aged by our business men and others to
such an extent that valuable premiums
will be hung up for the best acre of beets
of the highest test etc. This plan has
been followed in other communities with
such success and McCook businessmen
will no doubt take an active hand in this
matter in due time , when the project is
presented to their consideration , as it
Drink less = = Breathe more.
Eat Iess = = Chew more.
Clothe less = = Bathe more. .
Ride less- - Walk more.
Worry less = = Work more.
Write less = = Read more.
Preach Iess = = Practice more.
And then buy your Dry Goods , Groceries ,
McCook , Nebraska
And you will
Never regret it
will be at once , in order that the plans
may beset forth more definitely. It will
pay McCook to encourage the culture of
sugar beets. It will pay the farmers to
undertake a larger acreage. This is an
ideal country ; ours are ideal conditions
for its culture ; no effort should be omit
ted to carry forward this enterprise.
Our letter on the labor questions in
connection with the sugar beet culture ,
.11 last week's TRIBUNE , from the pen of
: J. G. Lowe , a prominent Kearney
banker , contained one error. In the
closing paragraph , the article states :
"Twenty-five boys can hoe and weed ten
acres of beets a day , ten bouts to a day.
at an average cost of eight cents an hour ,
which figures TEN DOLLARS an acre. "
This should have read TWO DOLLARS
per acre. We will state in this connect
ion , that Mr. Lowe has expressed him
self as perfectly willing to answer any
questions that may be asked him in con
nection with the matter of the sugar
beet culture , in which he has had experi
The result of the recent campaign of
the American Beet Sugar Company's
Norfork plant was not very good , from
a financial point of view , owing to the
low grade of beets , caused by the late
rains. In all other respects , however ,
the run was very successful. The cam
paign lasted 70 days , from October 9 ,
and there was no hitch in the operation
of the machinery.
The National Beet Sugar Company's
factory closed January " 18 , after a very
successful and satisfactory season's run.
Sugar produced during the season
amounted to about 3,000,000 pounds ;
average perjcent of sweetness in beets , iS ;
average per cent of purity , 86 ; average
number of tons'of beets to the acre 15.
It is expected the acreage of beets , the
coming season will be about three times
the one just past.
Notice the two above items ; in the
first is the common complaint , of too
much wet weather in the fall , that comes
from the rain-belt sections of the coun
try ; while the second is the almost uni
versal report that is heard from this
and of sunshine.
Bridges rivers , tunnels mountains , builds
cities , gathers up the scattered rays of one's
ability. That's \\hat Kocky Mountain Tea
does. 35 cents. Ask your druggist.
Persons who cannot take ordinary pills find
t a pleasure to take Deitt's Little Early
Risers' They are the be t little pills ever
made. McConnell & Berry.
Senator Towne's valedictory was followed
none too soon by the erberating salutatory
of Mr. Clapp.
Mr. Cleveland will not accept any more
janquet invitations this season. He is tired
of being called a stuffed prophet.
Low RatesWest and North-West.
At a time of year when thousands will
take advantage of them , the Burlington
Route makes sweeping reductions in its
rates to the West and North-West to
Utah , Montana , Washington , Oregon
and British Columbia.
Dates : February 12 , 19 and 26.
March 5 , 12 , 19 and 26.
April 2 , 9 , 16 , 23 and 30.
Rates are shown below :
To Ogden , Salt Lake , Butte , Helena - ?
ena , Anaconda and Missoulaf
To all points on the Northern Pacific - " )
cific Ry. , west of Missoula , in- I
eluding Spokane , Seattle , TaI I $28
coma , Portland , as well as Vancouver - I
couver , and Victoria , B. C.j
To all points on the Spokane Falls !
& Northern Ry. , and the WashI I $28
ington & Columbia river R.R.J
Never has the Pacific North-West been
as prosperous as now. Labor is in con
stant demand and wages are high. The
money-making opportunities are beyond
number in mines.lumber , merchandise ,
farming , fruit-raising , fishing , and all
the other industries of a great and grow
ing country. 4-19.
Literature on request free.
J. FRANCIS , G. P. A. ,
Omaha , Neb.
$500 For Letters About Nebraska.
The Burlington Route offers twenty
prizes , aggregating $500 , for letters
which can be used in encouraging immi
gration to Nebraska.
The first prize is a round-trip ticket
from any Burlington Route station in
Nebraska to Yellowstone park , and a
complete trip through the park , includ
ing stage transportation and five and a
half days' accommodation at the hotels
of the Yellowstone Park association
value $100.
The second prize is a ticket to Denver ,
thence to the Black Hills , and $25 in
cash value $75-
Particulars can be obtaiued by address
ing J. Francis , G. P. A , , Burlington
Route , Oniaha , Neb. 1-4-913.
Church & Marsh are feeding
a yard of
lee head of steers , which in due time
will find their way onto the block in
their meat market , so their
many cus
tomers are assured of the best corn-fed
beef that can be produced. The firm is
wide awake to the needs and demands
of their trade.
Li Hung Chang seems to be about as hard
to touch of as the ordinary Fourth of JuK-
pmuheel of Chinese manufacture ,
St. Louis was the first city to recognizt the
importance of the trade of Oklahoma
will be the first to reap the advinSjS of ft