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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (June 21, 1901)
By F. M. KIMMELL. j
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
No Danger of Overproduction.
According to Willett & Gray , of New
York , the accepted authority of the
United States upon all sugar statistics ,
the total amount of sugar of all kinds
consumed in the United States for 1900 ,
2,219,847 tons , or an average of 65.2
pounds for each person. According to
the same authority the total production
of sugar within the United States for
the same year was 262,186 tons. Of this
amount only 82,736 tons were the pro
duct of beets.
This means that 1,957,661 tons were
grown iu other countries , and paid a
tariff upon being imported into this
A country that can consume its entire
product of anything which it can grower
or manufacture in unlimited quantities
as cheaply as any other country , is con
sidered extremely fortunate , and those
who are engaged in that special industry
have a natural advantage in cost of trans
portation , to say nothing of whatever
protective tariff may exist for the benefit
of domestic producers.
Here , then , we have a margin of near
ly two million tons of sugar actually
consumed by our own people , as a home
market , before we shall come into com
petition with other sugar growing coun
tries. If , for the sake of admitting all
that is liable to offset this , we mention
that during 1900 there were imported
from the Hawaiian Islands , Philippine
Islands and Porto Rico , 313,380 tons ,
and that it is probable that this govern
ment will be forced to admit , duty free ,
hereafter , the product of those islands ,
this will still leave a prospective deficit
of 1,644,281 tons.
Now if the beet sugar factories in the
United States only produced 83,836 tons
of sugar in 1900 , and continue at the
same rate hereafter , and other factories
of like size and similar success should be
added , until the home market alone was
supplied , it would appear that about
seven hundred additional factories would
It would also prove true , probably ,
that the sugar output of the new tropi
cal colonies will somewhat increase in
the near future , but this will be offset by
the increased consumption , per capita ,
and the additional consumption arising
from the increase of population.
That this may not be underestimated
in the general conclusions , let it be re
membered that in 1890 the total sugar
consumption of the United States was
only 1,476,377 tons , while as stated above ,
in this article , the consumption for 1900
had reached 2,219.847 tons , a growth in
the home market demand of 743,470
tons , or more than twice the aggregate
output of Porto Rico , the Philippines
and Hawaii , for the year 1900. So that
these capitalists and beet growers who
have noticed the recent developments in
beet sugar circles , may calm their fears
and devote themselves more profitably
to the extension of the industry. When
this country can produce somewhere
near what it consumes , then it will be in
order to proceed with more caution. In
the meantime there should be hundreds
of new factories planned and put into
operation in Colorado and the adjoining
territory. Sugar Beet.
Work and Remain Sweet.
No American parent has any right to
rear a child without teaching it industry.
The human being who , from infancy to
maturity , is indulged in all things asked
for , makes a selfish , inconsiderate , and
useless member of society. Human be
ings who do not work , get very little of
real honey out of life. They are offen
sive and repellent. They are in old age
remorseful and unhappy. The very
room they occupy on the globe is be
grudged to them. Conservative.
LEVI ALI.EN , father of Senator E. N.
Allen , died at Alma , Neb. , last week
Thursday. He was nearly 83 years of
age. He had lived in Harlan county
twenty-eight years , where he was highly
respected and esteemed. Beaver City
THE statement issued by the United
States treasury , June I5th , 1901 , makes
the following showing of the govern
ment's finances : Reserve fund Gold
coin and bullion in division of redemp
tion , $150,000,000. Trust fund Gold
coin , $297,738,789. General fund Gold
coin and bullion , $57,607,205.28 ; gold
certificates , $37,621,030.00. Available
cash balance , $157,417,507.11. Total re
ceipts this year , $561,156,555 49. Total
expenditures this year. $494,762,266.81.
Excess receipts over expenditures $66 ,
To Keep the Peace.
C. H. Oman was arraigned before
Squire Berry , Wednesday morning , on
complaint of his son Rea , and placed
under the penalty of a $1,000 bond to
keep the peace ; in default of which he
was taken to jail in Indianola , Wednes
day night , by Sheriff Crabtree. There
was some trouble between father and
son and the former , it is said by the
latter , threatened to kill the son.
MRS. H. H. MILLER returned to Den
ver , this afternoon on I.
Miss ETHEL BARNKTT arrived home
from school in Omaha , Wednesday night
MRS. H. A. BEALE went up to Denver
this afternoon , to visit her sister over
MRS. HENRY CONOVER and sister
Miss Earner , were Hastings pilgrims
MRS. T. B CAMIMJELL returned , Wed
nesday on 3 , from a visit to Harry al
FRED PENNELL has bought the A.
McG. Robb residence , south of the Con
MRS. M. E. BARGER has returned to
the city from Cambridge and is opening
her goods here for business.
A. F. MOORE and the two elder child
ren are in Ohio , he being called there by
the serious illness of an aged aunt.
J. B. MESERVE came up from Lincoln ,
Tuesday night. He and Mrs. Meserve
expect to leave for Washington and the
north-west , first of next week , on a trip.
Don't make a mistake and select any
other route than the Burlington when
you go to California at the time of the
Epworth League meeting in July.
The Burlington with its connections
forms the Scenic Line of the World. It
takes you through the very heart of the
Rockies , past all the glorious mountain
scenery of Colorado and Utah.
Come back by way of Portland , Seat
tle , Tacoma and Billings. Costs a few
dollars extra and it is worth it.
Beautifully illustrated folder giving
full information about this , the greatest
holiday opportunity ever offered , will be
mailed on request. Tells what there is
to see on the way to the coast , where to
stay in San Francisco and the places in
California which you cannot afford to
'miss. J. FRANCIS ,
General Passenger Agent ,
Omaha , Neb.
Monogram extracts , good as the
best , 2 for 25 cts at the Bee Hive.
Licenses issued since last week :
William L. Brown , McCook , and Clara
E. Happersett , Indianola.
Charles D. Custer and Carrie Burge ,
both of McCook.
Jacob Long and Anna M. Coleman ,
both of McCook.
George D. Leach and Bertha B. Shaffer ,
both of McCook.
The board has adjudged William D.
Trinque of Indiauola insane and he will
be taken to Lincoln.
50 cts buys a good cherry pitter
at the Bee Hive.
To Union Men.
Smoke the "Vivo Cigar" made and
run by union cigar makers. The finest
cigar in the United States. Yon can
buy them at the following places :
J. H. BENNETT'S.
D. W. LOAR'S. Take
A. C. CLYDE'S. .
W. M. LEWIS' . no
J. C. KNOX'S. other.
2 large cakes Parafine 35 cts at
the Bee Hive.
Independent Remedy Company.
The Independent Remedy company of
McCook , with a capitr.l stock of $6,000
has filed articles of incorporation with
secretary of state. The iucorporators
are J. H. Artz , H. Thompson and C. E.
Pope. The company % vill manufacture a
patent preparation. Lincoln Cor.
It Makes No Difference.
Church & Marsh are treating their
many new customers just the same as
though they were not "the only. " Same
fine quality of meat , prompt service ,
and regular , reasonable prices at the old
reliable shop , which is "here to stay"
do you mind ?
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice , June 20 , 1901 :
Chas.H.Bryson Esq. M. F. Daughtery
Mrs. Sallie Gilmore
Mrs. Sophronia Norman.
When calling for these letters , please
say the } ' were advertised.
F. M. KIMMELL , Postmaster.
Notice of Estray.
Came to my farm section 2 , range 29 ,
Gerver precinct , about June 5th , 1901 ,
a black mare , 4 or 5 years old , branded
on left flank 27. Owner can have
animal by proving property and paying
expenses. JOHN CALKINS.
Yearlings For Sale.
Fine bunches of yearling heifers and
yearling steers for sale. Call at the
meat-market for particulars. Stock may
be seen near the city.
CHURCH & MARSH.
While we are advertising many desir
able remnants in wall paper at a very low
price our stock is still the most complete
we have ever shown at this season of the
year. Prices you know are lower than
they have ever been before.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
' An Unprecedented Storm.
McCook and its immediate vicinitj
were visited by a quite unprecedeutec
rain and hail storm , Monday afternoon
between four and five o'clock. In the
space of about forty minutes 2.60 inches
of rain and hail fell , amounting to a
flood in the business portion of the city
The hail continued to fall during the
entire period and the fact that there was
little or no wind alone saved a mucl
larger damage account from broken
glass , etc.
/'Main , Deunison and Railroad streets
were quickly converted into rushing
roaring water-ways , the gutters and
culverts being inadequate to the flood o
water , which in quite numerous instan
ces found its way into basements am
cellars in the lower business portion o
the city , causing considerable damage to
McCook was evidently the storm-cen
ter , as the hail did not extend over a
mile north of the city and reached but
little beyond the city limits on the east
and west. South-west the storm did-not
do any damage south of the river. The
storm extended from south-east to north
west tend the zone of damage did not
reach far beyond the city limits. In
McCook fruit and garden-truck were
practically annihilated and the leaves
cut from the trees by the bail thickly
carpeted the lawns of the city.
The hail was especially destructive on
the farm of H. H. Pickens , about three
miles south-east of the city. Mr. Pick-
ens had a superb prospect on about 70
acres of irrigated wheat , which was
practically all destroyed , entailing a loss
of at least $1,000. Nine pigs were
drowned. No insurance. This is a verj
severe loss and blow to Mr. Pickens ,
who has the earnest sympathy of many
in his misfortune.
W. E. Bower in the j > ame neighbor
hood was also a loser from the same
source , but in a much lighter measure.
$ will cover the loss to his splendid
field of irrigated wheat.
About 18 inches of water and mud
found their way into the basement and
cellar under the Meeker-Phillips building.
C. L. DeGroff & Co. had about a foot
of water iu their cellar , but the chiel
damage was from cave-ins , no consider
able damage occurring to stock.
The approaches to the canyon bridge ,
north-east of the city , were both washed
away and the bridge rendered impass
able until the damage could be repaired.
Considerable water found its way into
the cellars under M. U. Clyde's saloon ,
Vahue & . Petty's shoe store and the
Palace restaurant , but the damage was
but nominal in each instance.
The heaviest loser by the storm is
James McAdams , whose cellar was flooded
to the depth of four or five feet with
water and hail. A large quantity of
surplus general niarchandise was stored
in the cellar and the damage to the same
will aggregate about $500. All the cel
lars in the big Temple block were
flooded in a greater or less degree , but
in no other instance was the damage
large the goods either having been re
moved or being of a character the mois
ture could not damage crockery , pota
toes etc. The area on the north side of
the block was also damaged in a meas
Lightning struck N. A. Newkirk's
home , stunning Mrs. Newkirk slight
ly , and causing very slight damage to
Many residence cellars were more or
less flooded and leaks galore are reported.
The hail storm of Monday afternoon
made itself felt in the Lebanon neigh
borhood and extended on south into
Kansas. One farmer by the name of
Gay announces a loss of about $2,500 in
wheat destroyed by the hail. Others
were lesser losers. There was also some
damage in the James Williams neighbor
hood , north-west of Danbury.
Deacon Morlan , with 100 acres and
more of 5o-bushels-to-the acre wheat
unscathed , doubtless feels that he is on
the Lord's side.
Fred Plasmyere was a heavy loser by
the hail storm and rain , destroying fruit ,
jarden and So chickens.
A. H. Tirrill had between 250 and 300
chickens drowned in the storm.
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas , it has pleased the Supreme
iuler of the Universe to remove from
our midst Brother T. M. Mundy , who
died at Como , Colo. , June 22nd , 1901 ,
rom the result of an accident ; There-
ore be it
Resolved , that Harvey Division No.
95 , O. R. C. , has lost a true and loyal
member , the members an esteemed bro
ther , and the family a kind and indul
gent husband and father. Therefore be
Resolved , that the sympathy of Harvey
Division No. 95 , O. R. C. , be extended
o 'tlie widow and children of our de
ceased brother in their bereavement and
that these resolutions be spred on the
records of the division and a copy be
brwarded to the widow of the deceased.
H. A. BEALE , )
F. KENDLEN , < . - Committee.
W. D. BEYRER , )
Repairs for mowers and binders , al
most any make , heaviest stock and
greatest variety west of Hastings , at S.
M. Cochran & Co.'s.
Every demand for a first-class , modern
meat-market is fully met by Church &
Marsh. Everything in season. And
the prices are all reasonable.
CITY CHURCH AMOUIfCEMENTS.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. m.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 a. m. ,
with choir. Sunday-school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HlCKEY , Pastor.
CHRISTIAN Bible-school at 10 a. ni.
Endeavor , 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting
and Bible Study , Wednesday evening.
Preaching II a. in. and 8 p. in. All are
J. W. WALKER , Pastor.
BAPTIST Services at usual hours.
Morning subject : "Who is a Christian ? "
Evening subject : "You may become
rich. " B. Y. P. U. topic : "How to en
ter Christ's family , " Matt. 12:46-50 ,
Miss Vernice Franklin , leader.
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.
The Congregational people held their
annual Children's Day exercises , Sunday
evening , in lieu of the regular evening
service. "Looking Forward , " a enrol
for the day , was rendered by the chil
dren. A collection was taken up for
Sunday-school work in Nebraska , to
which the children added their little
banks and savings for the occasion.
The handsome decorations of the after
noon were utilized in a modified form
for this service , which attracted a com
fortably well filled house.
Gospel meetings will open in the tent ,
Saturday evening , at 8 o'clock.
Rev. David Forbes will be stationed at
Palisade for the next three months on
Rev. William Hardcastle of Cambridge
will preach at the Congregational church ,
morning and evening , Sunday , June 23rd.
I. O. O. F. Memorial services in the
Congregational church , Sunday after
noon at 2:30. Address by Rev. William
Hardcastle of Cambridge.
Brother Gautt , a brakeman between St.
Joe andtMcCook , will occupy the M. E.
church pulpit , next Sunday evening at S
o'clock. A special invitation is extend
ed to railroad men to come and hear one
of their fellow-workmen.
ADDITIONAL RAILROAD NEWS.
Joe Beedel , machinist , went to work ,
yesterday , in the shop.
Conductor George Beck is the new"
landlord of the National hotel.
Ed Brady went into the machine shop ,
close of last week , as a helper.
Ned Grimes has returned to work in
the shop , after a vacation at home.
Firemen Monks , Smith , Boyd and Calhoun -
houn have been transferred to Denver.
Maurice Griffin lost 22 chickens in
Monday afternoon's hail and rain storm
Installed the Officers.
The officers-elect of McCook lodge 135 ,
A. F. Si A. M. , were installed iu form ,
Tuesday evening , in regular session ,
Deputy Grand Master N. W. Ayers of
Beaver City being the installing officer.
The new officers are : M. O. McClure ,
W. M. ; G. W. Willetts , S. W. ; Emerson
Hanson , J. W. ; W. J. Turner , S. D. ; C. F.
Heber , J. D ; G. S. Bishop , secretary ;
Sylvester Cordeal , treasurer ; S. L. Green ,
Rev. W. J. Turner was installed in
ample form as grand chaplain of Nebras
ka Masons by Deputy Grand Master
Ayers during the evening.
Light refreshments were served in the
banquet-hall at the close of the business
There were present quite a number of
yisitin brethren and the session was a
The New School-House.
The new school-house being erected
on the south-east corner of the block on
which the brick building is situated will
je 24x48 feet on the ground and two
stories high , providing four fair-sized
rooms for the small children for whose ac
commodation it is intended. The work
vill be pushed along as rapidly as possi
ble by M. H. Holmes , the contract re
quiring its completion by the middle of
August. This building will concentrate
he little children and will obviate the
necessity of having schools on the busi
ness streets , and will at the same timp
emporarily relieve the congested state
of some of the grades.
24-inch wire screen cloth 10 cts
per yard ; other sizes in proportion
at the Bee Hive.
Marion McClure and Art Crabtree
claim they had great difficulty in restraiu-
ng Sam Smith , ( during their recentstay
n Omaha in attendance upon the Ma
sonic grand lodge , ) from buying every-
hing in sight from a box of fruit at the
dago's stand to Colonel Rosewater's
palatial Bee building. The boys assev
erate that the only thing that stood in
the way of Sam's coming home with a
arge slice of Eastern Nebraska was the
fact that he only had one bid , like
Harks , the lawyer , "seventy-five. "
And Sam is a little touchy yet about be-
ng asked the price of fruit in Omaha.
We Are Looking
" " .i
OR customers. We are hungry for &
J ; trade. The more trade we get the X
more we want , and the more we % b
want the more we get -if we go after it.L
And we keep right on going. We make y >
no "catch = penny" deals , but in standard A
And Groceries y
E just scoop the whole works
selling "really good goods
cheap. " And we have the goods
and quote the prices to prove it. Come in A
and we will "show you. "
M ones t Jo fin i l
§ McCOOK ,
JC Produce just as good as cash. _
y Authorized Capital , $10.0,000.
Capital and Surplus , $60OOO
GEO. HOCKNELL , President. B. hi. FREES , V. Pres.
W. F. LAWSON , Cashier. F. A. PENNELL , Ass't Cash.
A. CAMPBELL , Director. FRANK HARRIS , Director , ff
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' vA.i : : : * > - ' - - ' - ;
Built of the Rocks
called wear fit style comfort
health and economy is a successful business.
Selr" "R.oyal Blue" $3.50 shoe for men is the
keystone of this success. We would not risk
our reputation by praising tbis shoe unless the shoe de
served it. Made by Selz. Schwab & Co. . Chicago , the largest
manufacturers of good shoes in the world.
In all the kinds and styles and leathers that are
desirable , at a price that is reasonable
For sale by C. L. DeGroff 6c Co.
VICTIMS OF STOMACH TROUBLE !
If You Have Always Failed of a Cure
Do Not Despair
You have never had the right medicine Palmer's Stomach Cure the
virtue of which ripe experience and unequalled success have attested to be the
one remedy on which to pin your faith to cure by removing the cause. It is
without a peer. Gives quick relief in derangements following the use of iced
drinks , confections etc. Price , SI. McCOXNELL , & BERRY McCooK , Nsun.
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