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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (July 12, 1901)
By F. M. KIMMELL. .
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
Call tor Committee Meeting.
The Republican County Central Com
mittee is hereby notified to meet in
McCook on Saturday , July 2Oth , at 2
o'clock p. in. , for the purpose of calling
the county convention und transacting
any other business that may come be
fore the meeting.
C. lf. BAHCOCK , Chairman.
C. B. GRAY , Secretary.
short of a Republican su
preme judge will batisfy the people of
Nebraska , this fall. Just remember
TUB decisive manner in which the old
line or Gold Democrats cleaned up friend
Bryan and his followers in Ohio must be
anything but reassuring to our Populist
ON July ist ten boys and a man were
killed by lightning under a pier , where
they had fled from the rain , in Chicago.
On July 4th a man and his wife and three
chilitren were killed by lightning at Mc-
Keesport after having taken shelter
under a tree. Science and experience
both say emphatically that when caught
out in a thunderstorm the safest place is
in the open.
IT now transpires that Comity Treas
urer A. B. Norlin of Kearney county
robbed himself and that his injuries
were self-inflicted. He confesses that
the shortage of about $10,000 is his fault
and the futile attempt to burn the court
house his crime. After his confession
and arrest $5,775 was dug up in a corn
field at his home and returned to the
county. It is the strange history of a
passingstrange critneNorlin isa young
man who has enjoyed the boundless con
fidence of the people of aiinden and of
Kearney county. He was deputy post
master of aiinden during Cleveland's
first term. He served as deputy county
treasurer for seven and a half years.
Was'serving his first term as treasurer.
He has been an active church , Sunday-
school and temperance worker , besides
being prominent in Knight of Pythias
circles and he has handled the funds of
the local camp of Royal Highlanders.
A sister of his is a successful teacher in
the aiinden public schools. In view of
these facts his compounded crimes make
a mysterious chapter in criminology.
The closing chapter of the affair was b
enacted , Wednesday , when Norlin was
sentenced to hard labor in the peniten J
tiary for six years and to pay a fine of a
$5,400. He was taken to Lincoln on a
Thursday morning. a
Proud of the New Machine. TJ
Engine No. 31 , the newest product of V
the Havelock shops , returned yesterday M
( Tuesday ) afternoon from a trip over the a
road in front of a local freight train.
The big machine is being broken in for Ta
service and when thoroughly tested will
be placed in the passenger service out of Fa
Lincoln. The 31 is one of the prettiest v
machines yet turned out of the local
\t shops and the engineuien have been admiring
miring the good points ever since it was
received. It is said to be prettier , more
shapely and compactly built , and of
finer finish than the others. One of the
many peculiarities about it is the shape
ly form of the counter balance weights
on the drivers. It differs from most of d
the six drivers in service in that each m
driver carries a flange. The next engine , $5al
33 , it is said , will also be retained for al
service on the Northern division Lin
coln Journal. m
COUNTY COURT. al
Licenses to wed have been issued as
follows since our last report :
Roland W. Wyrick of Holdrege , Neb. ,
and Mae C. Cooper of Indiauola.
Walter Acox and Elsie Jay , both of ru
McCook. Married by County Judge cibi
Bishop on July nth. bi
Following filings have been made in
court since last report :
The State of Nebraska vs. Charles H.
Oman ; misdemeanor.
' A. C. Bice vs. Samuel M. Cochran ; ap
i. peal from justice court. COTe
George Pronger vs. A. Suyder et al. ; To [
attachment. th :
Mr. Arbuckle , a New York millionaire , beAi
has a new scheme to spread comfort Ai
among the poor people of the metropolis T ;
during the heated term. He has put ce :
two big sailing vessels into commission dr
as floating hotels. They are fitted up
with bunks and a liberal commissary de
partment for the accommodation of sev
eral hundred people. Every evening at
half past six o'clock the ships will be
taken in tow by a tug and escorted out
into the open sea , where they will re
main prowling around in search of cool
weather until 6 o'clock next morning.
The idea is to make the fare so light that
people of small means will be able to go
out every night and get a refreshing
sleep and two nourishing meals. On
Saturday night the ships will go out for
a long run up or down the coast , not re
turning until Monday morning. Lincoln
Choice mutton at the B. & M. meat
market , Telephone 14.
Death to Grasshoppers.
SiHcial Dispatch to thu World-Herald.
NORTH PLATTE , Neb. , July 4. An in
teresting experiment connected with the
grasshopper plague is now in progress in
Congressman Neville having learned
that the government had secured culture
tubes of thegrasshopper fungus , a disease
which has b en used with success in
South Africa in exterminating this pest ,
and was propagating the same for dis
tribution in localities afflicted with grass
hoppers , wrote the department having
charge of the matter requesting that
some be sent him.
In response he received three tubes ol
the fungus , with full directions as to its
use and the method of reproducing the
He distributed these to three represen
tative and interested citizens , E. M. Garrison
risen , south of the South Platte rivf-r ,
II. F. Seeberger , at Hershey , between
the rivers , and A. L. McNeil , north ol
the North Platte river.
Those gentlemen all agreed to use the
fungus as directed and report results.
Mr. Garrison reports he is convinced
that the fungus is sure death to grass
hoppers , as he succeeded in ridding not
less than three bushels of them with the
contents of the tube given him , and that ,
too , under unfavorable climate condi
tions , as it was extremely hot and dry ,
while the best results are obtained in
To reproduce the fungus the dead
grasshoppers are deposited in a hole in
the ground , a layer at a time , and
sprinkled with water as each layer is
added , then cover with a board or tin
and allow to remain three or four days ,
or until the fungus or mold appears upon
them , then taken out , dried and ground
This meal can then be distributed to
inoculate the swarms in other localities.
A small quantity of it put into a glass
or cup of tepid water and kept in a warm
place Irom twenty-four to forty-eight
hours until the fungus forms in it is then
used by applying it to the bodies of live
grasshoppers and letting them loose again
to infect the swarm and by putting it on
vegetation where they are feeding. Par
ties desiring the fungus should xvrite to
either of the three gentlemen to whom
Mr. Neville gave the tubes received from
the government , as the suppl3' is limited
at headquarters and they have no more
to send here.
P. Walsh of our city is in receipt of a
tube or two of the fungus and will give
it a trial here , of which we hope tore-
port early and gratifying success.
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook postoffice , July 8 , 1901 :
Alexander & Co. W. S. Clark
John < Corley John T. Doyle
Mrs. : Delia Davis Mr. Collie Earsom
Maud : Fox Mr. jay Fox
Mr. : John Huffman Harry Kingbey
T. C. Kelley Fred Lawson
Jennie Libby Mrs. Maud Moor
Willie Neunian M. S. O'Leary (2) ( )
Miss Anna Powl (2) ( Jack Pravinage
Mr. : John Perrine (2) ( ) Jack Reyher
T. A. Rowland Fred A. Smegder
Mat : Schilz Alice Snyder
F. N. Skiles (2) ( A. S. Simouds
Mr. ; Dallas Schlegel Ernest Woodruff
When calling for these letters , please
say they were advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
To Parties Interested.
I am now the sole owner of what is
known as the James Doyle Jack.
The season now being over persons
desiring < to breed to him will be per
mitted to do so on the following terms :
$8:00 : to insure sucking colt at my stable
In bunches of five or more mares I will
meet them at either Indianola or McCook
will take the Jack to any farm within
; miles of Box Elder on same terms as
above. A. W. CAMPBELL , c
Box Elder , Neb. liC
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. I Take
A. C. CLYDE'S.
W. M. ' no tl
VV 111. JL/C\V1O I tlV
J. C. KNOX'S. I other. V
A. McMiLLEN's. J tl
"Economic Aspects of Reciprocit } ' , "
omprising two lectures delivered by
ohu P. Young , before the College of
he University of California , has just
jeen issued in document form by The
American Protective Tariff League.
Pwo copies sent to any address for three
ents. Ask for Document No. 49. Ad-
Iress , American Protective Tariff
league , 135 West 23d Street , New York.
THE CASH MARKET. C
B. & M. Meat Market N T
MAGNER & WALSH , Props. IcC
The Best N
of Everything Kept o
For Sale in a First- c
Class Market. SIK
Poultry of All Kinds Bought.
now open and ready for K
business. Your patronage respectfully
Will Return to Boston.
Kev. J. W. JJickey of St. Patrick's
church has announced the severance of
his connection with McCook and its
missions and his early return July 22nd
to the arch-diocese of Boston , for
which ho was ordained. He will return
to his native city to receive an appoint
ment as pastor in that diocese , from
which lie was permitted to come to
McCook , November 'Jrd , 1SOO , seeking a
more congenial climate for his impaired
health. His sister , Miss Marie Ilickey ,
will accompany him ; and with them
will go the kindliest wishes of his par
ishioners and of many friends without
the Catholic church.
Rev. Ilickey , during the almost eleven
years of his pastorate here , lias been an
active and zealous priest and a short
resume of his services may bo of interest
to his parishioners and others :
Coming to McCook from St. Vincent's
parish , South Boston , November , : ? rd ,
1890 , he at once commenced repairs on
church and additions to its furnish-
ings. v > 00 was spent on a handsome
new altar , and $400 for statues : all other
requisite appointments to carry out the
the required services of the church were
In 1892 a Sunday-school library of 2.10
volumes was placed in the church.
In May , 189.3 , the small parsonage was
doubly enlarged at a cost of $1,100.
The same year , a new entrance was pro
vided the church , and aside-walk and
iron-railing fence completed.
In 1S94 , a bell was placed in the tower.
It weighs 1,400 pounds , was cast at
Menealy foundry , Troy , New York , and
is the heaviest bell between Omaha and
Denver. After appropriate services , the
bell was placed in position in November ,
la the spring of 1897 , by an arrange
ment with the city of McCook and at an
expense of S150 , water was piped to
Calvary cemetery ; the avenues were
graded and trees to the value of § 10
were planted for the ornamentation of
The lots north of the church were be
ing yearly sold for taxes , when Father
Ilickey took charge of the parish.
However , at much expense of time and
money , these lots were freed from all
debt , and clear and unconditioned titles
secured from the Lincoln Land Co. , and
the property rendered available for
In June , 1897 , the church was again
renovated , within and without , at a cost
of 8400. A new cross replaced the olden
on the tower ; the interior was newly
papered 1 : a new floor was laid and other
minor improvements deemed necessary
The mission of McCook includes all
territory as far west as the Colorado
state line : and ia Trenton , Hitchcock
county , a beautiful little church edifice
was erected in 1897 , and notwithstanding -
ing the many reverses of the following
years , the church is entirely without
debt , which is the case of all church
property of McCook and its missions.
In the first years of Father Hickey's
ministry , Frontier and Hayes counties
were both included in McCook's admin
istration. In Frontier county a church
was dedicated to St. Ann and completed
n 1893 without encumbrance. The
Sacred Heart parish in Hayes county , a
Bohemian settlement , was advanced by a
thorough renovation o f their little
church , and it is also free of debt.
In the spring of 1S91 , through the
solicitation of Rev. Hickey , S200 was
distributed by Messrs. Frank Spearman
ind Joseph Cordeal to those in need , ir
respective of creed. The same year one
carload of corn and wheat was distrib
uted to the farmers of Frontier and
Hayes counties. In Hitchcock county ,
the same year , provisions , coal , with a
carload of wheat and corn , were distributed - ,
uted to the needy , irrespective of church
ludeed , throughout his entire ministry
energy and ability have characterized
his administration of the affairs of Mc
Cook and its missions , and Rev. Hickey
can now resume work in his home
diocese in Boston with the satisfaction p
of having been an ellicient servant of the
The County Teachers.
The teachers' institute in Inclianola , tt
this week , is being largely attended.c
We have to acknowledge the receipt , %
this morning , of a list of those in at- ,
tendance , but the lateness of its receipt P
makes its publication impossible , this an
week , we much regret. ef
Tribune Clubbing List. tl
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UNE , ve have made arrangements with the tLl
following newspapers and perodicals whereby
we can supply them in combination with THE
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\Ve are prepared to fill orders for any other than
papers published , at reduced rates.
THE TRIBUNE. McCook , Neb. my
HOW QUAILS HIDE.
Although the Mnn Could Xot See the
Bird the Pup \Vn Ut Iit.
We are all more or less iucliuvd to
dispute the unusual incidents reported
by obscrvaut brother sportmeu and if
persuaded will excuse the bigotry
shown by saying , " 1 never saw any
such thing. " The claim has been
made that a quail will lay a dend leaf
over its back when "laying close" in
the woods , and this I have always
thought an appropriate extract from a
pretty fairy tale and pitied any one
who could be gulled by such : i very
One day while hunting quail si covey
flushed wild and scattered in the
woods. My companion took the old
dog and I the pup , and we proceeded
to beat up the cover. The first point
the pup made was at the foot of a
small tree , where the trees stood thick ,
but where the ground was stony and
was covered only with thin patches of
Taking the direction of the dog's
eyes . , I passed close by his head and ,
brushing by the tree ai the foot of
which he stood , walked on 10 or 15
feet , but flushed nothing.
Going back to the dog , I carefully
took the direction of his eyes and lookIng -
Ing closely discovered sitting between
the roots of the tree within a span of
my foot the bird , and lying well over
its back was a large dead oak leaf
placed in such a manner as to convince
me beyond all shadow of a doubt that
the bird had placed it there.
My reputation for veracity is fairly
good , but I wish that pup could also
make a statement in this case , for he
and I were the only witnesses of this ,
to me , strange and interesting inci
P. S. We got the bird. Lewis Hop
kins in Forest and Stream.
'THE MAN WITH THE ADZE. "
Hotv the IJtitcher'H Chopping Block
la Kept Smooth ami Neat.
A constructive rather than a destruc
tive force implied by the name is "the
man with the adze , " who is sometimes
seen by early comers to the meat mar
aiost persons have doubtless observ
ed the large blocks upon which butch
ers trim their steaks and chops. The
top of the block is usually as smooth
as glass , but the constant chopping of
meat thereon roughens the surface
eventually. The general idea seems to
be that the butcher keeps his block
smooth by meivly sawing oil the rough j
section. Such , however , is not the case.
Specialism has even entered here.
The man who makes a business of J
smoothing the butchers' blocks appears
at . the meat markets onrly in the morn- j
ing before the customers arrive. He 1
rolls the big block to the sidewalk , j
then mounts to the top of it. adze in
hand. Bringing it down swiftly from
a vertical position above his head , the
blade is made to pass between his legs ,
skimming the surface of the block with
great dexterity. I
At each stroke a tuin layer of the i
rough wood is removod. The operation
is continued sufficient * to satisfy the
butcher's tequirements. Some three
hours are ordinarily consumed in the
operation , and at the end of that time
"the man with the adze" finds himself
richer by SI. New York Times.
Photoa Tlint Would Pay.
Everybody is trying to make money
quickly nowadays , and photographers ,
amateur and expert , form a goodly per
centage of the total included in "every
body. " Here are a few subjects that
would fetch very high prices :
A house being struck by lightning.
We have photos of lightning flashes ,
but no picture of the kind which shows
fl flash actually striking a house.
Two trains in collision. Photos of
wrecked trains are common enough ,
but a snap sbot at tbe very occurrence
of the smash remains unrecorded.
The crew of a lifeboat in the act of
rescuing the sailors of a sinking ship
in ] a fierce storm.
A negative of an Atlantic liner bat
ting ; with an ocean tempest. If you
could take a snap shot of this subject
from the deck of another liner it would
be worth a good sum.
A photograph of a sprightly earth
quake in Japan or some other country
which is troubled in this way. It
would be well to hang up your camera
and make it work automatically , as
earthquakes are not to be played with.
Such a picture would be jumped at.
A Ltiy Suffg-estlon.
On the last night of a series of "pro
tracted meetings" in the Methodist
church | of a little southern California
village 1 the visiting eyangelist was
making a special effort to obtain a
showing of anxious souls. He had
preached ! his best sermon and reached
emotional fervor that he had seldom
equaled. Out nobody responded to his '
invitation. They sang a hymn , and '
then : the evangelist rose again and call- '
upon the congregation to "enlist for
the service of the Lord. "
A battle scarred , wooden legged vet-
2ran who had dropped into the back [
eul watched the proceedings with in-
Lerest. For the third time the perspir
ing evangelist ro < = e and asked. "Is
ihere no one willing to enlist in tin-
Lord's armyV" !
Then response came from the back |
seat , "Draft 'em , parson ; hang it , draft '
em ! "
Nntnre'a Crotvnlng : Work.
As for the woman , she found the
hief wonders of creation not in tbe
julminating vertebrate , but in the low-
orders of life.
"The jellyfish , for instance ! " exclaim-
the woman. "How was It ever got
jell so beautifully ? "
Now , the others thought they could T
understand her awe , although none of
hem , as It transpired , had ever put up
preserves. Detroit Journal.
Any reason why a shopper should
doubt the evidence of his or her
senses ? There isn't any such reason ;
and that's why we ask you to come
and see for yourselves how well this
store is prepared to give you special
service and unequaled merchandise
at a great saving. It is but a
< JKS ?
G O n O Ifi
To buy where you can secure the best
and most good for ttte least money.
Hence we urge you to try us on any =
thing in the line ofFer
For we are here to sell goods and
please and satisfy our customers in
every particular , especially in highness
of quality and lowness of price.
O if g
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> 9& * - McCOOK , a
Produce just as good as cash.
rf rfvytftf i WI W l IWi
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Authorized Capital , $100,000.
* Capital and Surplus , $60OOO
G 0. HQCKNELL , President. B. M. FREES , V. Pres.
F. A. PEKttELL , Cash. LOUIS THORGRIMSON , Ass't Cash.
A. CAMPBELL , Director. FRANK HARRIS , Director.
"Sole of Honor. '
Look for the
bhie mark on
the sole. It is a guar
antee of quality and is
put there to show our pyde and confidence
m this gocd shoe. In all good kinds of
leather and in all the stylish grand \ -
and sensible shapes at the one price , B
A men's good shoe made by Selz , Schwab & Co. , Chicago ,
the largest manufacturers of good shoes in the world"
For sale by C. L. DeGroff & Co.
That tin * malady which ha < = steadily battled the skill of the brichte-t and mo = ? t iut.- !
lisent phjsicians should now be so readily Durable seems almo-t bejond realization
but strange as it to some , all
maj apiiear acknowledge its trutli after a trial of
PALMER'S RHEUMA COHPOUND
the great uric acid solvent
PHE BLOOD PURIFIER THAT PURIFIES
It restores those bed-ridden for years. A Blood Purifier that acts. Price , M cts.
IcCook , Nebraska , . . . . McCONNELL & BERRY.
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