The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, February 03, 1910, Image 3

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    Business Office Station
ery is Our Specialty
Particularly Pine Line of
Writing Papers in Boxes
McCook Views in Colors
Typewriter Papers
Box Writing Papers
Legal Blanks
Pen ami Holders
Calling Cmls
Manuscript Covers
Typewriter Ribbons
Ink Pads Paper Clips
Brass Eyelets
Stenographers Notebooks
Photo Mailers
Memorandum Books
Letter Files
McCook Lodge No 3 D of H meets every
second and forth Tuesdays of each month at
800 p m in Temple building
Anna E Ruby C of H
Mrs Cabbie Schlagel Rec
McCook Lodge No 599 B of L F E
meets on the first and third Saturdays of each
month in Morris hall
I D Pennington Pres
C H Husted Sec
Harvey Division No 95 O R C meets the
second and fourth Wednesday nights of each
month at 800 p m in Morris hall at 304
Main Avenue S E Callen C Con
M O McClube Sec
C W Bronson Lodge No 4S7 B of R T
meets firet and third Sundays at 230 p m and
second and fourth Fridays at 730 p m each
month in Morris hall C W Corey M
R J Moore Sec
Red Willow Lodge No 587 I A of M meets
every second and fourth Tuesday of the month
at 800 p m in Morris hall
Theo Dibbald Pres
Feed Wasson Fin Sec a - M5s
A aVAA aumm ww bhm
Post Card Albums
Duplicate Receipt Books
Tablets all grades
Lead Pencils
Notes and Receipts
Blank Books
Writing Inks
Erasers Paper Fasteners
Ink Stands
Bankers Ink and Fluid
Library Paste Mucilage
Self Inking Stamp Pads
Rubber Bands
Invoice Files
McCook Views in Colors
are a Leader with Us
Stationery Department
It is Just One Dollar the Year
McCook Lodge No 135 A F A M meets
k every first and third Tuesday of the month at
8 KX p m in Masonic hall
Los Cone w M
Chables L Fahnebtock Sec
b s M
Occcnoxee Council No 16 R S M meets on
i last Saturday of each month at 800 pm
i Masonic hall
William E Habt T I M
Aaeon Q Kixo Sec
k a m
King Cyrus Chapter No 35 R A M meets
every first and third Thursday of each monthat
8 KX p m in Masonic hall
Clabence B Gbay H P
W B VTmttakeb Sec
St John Commandery No 16 K T meets on
th second Thursday of each month at 800 p
m in Masonic hall
David Magneb E C
Uenby E Cdlbebtson Rec
Tnalo tin Kfl O V S mfifits the
second and fourth Fridays of each month at
800 p m in Masonic hall
Mbs C V Wilson W M
S Cobdeal Sec
Noble Camp No 663 M W A meets every
second and fourth Thursday of each month at
830 p m in Morris hall Pay assessments
at White House Grocery
Julids Kdnbbt Consul
HM Finite Clerk
No le Camp No 862 R N A meets every
second and fourth Thursday of each month at
230 pm in Morris hall
Mrs Caroline Kcnebt Oracle
Mbs Augusta Anton Rec
w o W
Meets second and fourth Thursdays at S
oclock in Diamonds hall
Chas F Mabkwad C C
W C Moteb Clerk
McCook Lodge No 61 AOUW meets every
Monday at 80 p m in Monte Unsto nan
- MAURicEGsiFFiNRec MS JenningsMW
JMWENTZFmancier RotZint oreman
McCook Division No 623 B of L E meets
ivery second and fourth Sunday of each
month ht 230 in Morri hall
Walteb Stokes C E
W D Bubnett F A E
bailway cabmen
Young America Lodge No 456 B R C of A
oioets on the first and third Tuesdajs of each
in Morris hall afc730 p m
H M Finity Pres J M Smith Rec Secy
S D Hughes Secj
McCook Lodge No 407 B of B M I S B of
A meets first and third Thursdays of each
month in Eagles hall
Jno Soth Pres
Jno LeHew Cor Sec
McCook Lodge No 42 K of P meets every
Wednesday at 800 p m in Masonic hall
H W Conover C C
D N Cobb K R S
odd fellows
McCook Lodge No 137 1 0 0 F meets every
Monday afc800p m in Morris hall
F A Denton N G
W A Middleton Sec
McCook Aerio No 1514 F O B meets every
Friday evening at 8 oclock in Kelley building
316 Main ave
C L Walker W Pres
C H Ricketts W Sec
Branch No 127S meets first Monoay of each
month at 330 p in in carriers room postoffice
G F Kinghobn President
D J OBrien Secretary
McCook Council No 1126 K of C meets the
first and third Tuesdays of each month at 800
p m in Diamonds hall
G R Gale F Sec Fbank Real G K
Court Granada No 77 meets on the second
and fourth Thursdays of each month at 8 p m
in Monte Cristo hall ANNA Hannan G R
Nellie Ryan F S
Valley Queen Hive No 2 L O T M meets
every first and third Thursday evenings of each
month in Morris hall
Mbs W B Mills Commander
Habbiet E Willetts R K
J K Barnes Post No 207 G A R meets on
the first Saturday of each mouth at 230 p m
Morris hall
Wsr Long Commander
Jacob Steinmetz Adjt
McCook Corps No 93 W R C meets every
eecond and fonrth Saturdav of each month at
230 p m in Ganschow hall
Adella McClain Pres
Susie Vandebhoof Sec
l of g a b
McCook Circle No 33 L of G A R meets on
the second and fourth Fridajs of each month at
230 p m in Morris hall
Maby Walkeb Pres
Ellen LeHew Sec
p e o
Chapter X P E O meets the second and
fourth Saturdays of each monta at 230 p m
at the homes of the various members
Mrs J A Wilcox Pres
Mrs J G Schobel Cor Sec
McCook Temple No 24 Pvthian Sisters meets
the 2d and 4th Wednesdays at 730 p m
M J Cobdeal M E C
Edna Stewart M of R C
k k
ji Uncle Sams
Next Census
of the
hit cresting fea
hires of the tak
ing of Uncle Sams
next census which
begins iu April is
the new machines
adopted by Director
R Dana Durand for
recording the work
They differ very
radically from tiiose
employed before and
dhiectok nuitAxi wi u s beIIvedf
Increase not only the rapidity of the
j work but tend to reduce the number
I of errors on the part of the clerks do-
ing the punching With the new
automatic tabulating machines the re
sults of the count for each unit of area
are automatically printed whereas for
merly they were registered on dials
from which readings had to be taken
and recorded by hand The reading of
these dials took a large amount of
time during which the machine was
idle and inaccurate readings were not
The new metnod of punching and
tabulation employs a small manila
card about J by 3 inches in size to
resent each individual composing the
t population April 13 1110 For this
I purpose alone 90000000 cards have
been purchased a gigantic card index
sjstem indeed
In collecting the data a schedule is
carried by the enumerators and ques
tions in it concerning each individual
will call for the name relationship to
head of family color sex age conju
gal condition place of birth place of
birth of parents number of years in
the United States citizenship occupa
tion whether or not employer or em
ployee and if employee whether or
not employed atthe date of enumera
tion and the number of mouths
ployed during the preceding calendar
year whether or not engaged in agri
culture school attendance literacy and
tenure of home and whether or not a
survivor of the Union or Confederate
army or navy
The surface of the population card
is divided by printed lines into what
is called fields or divisions contain
ing certain figures abbreviations of
words and combinations of letters
which are used as symbols to corre
spond with or represent the details or
items of data as reported on the origi
nal schedule by the enumeratcr
Taking the card as the representa
tive of an individual it then becomes
necessary to transfer to the card all
the data on the schedule referring to
that individual This is done by punch
ing out the corresponding symbols
leaving open holes at those points
The semiautomatic electrical punch
ing machine which will be used is
built on the plan of a typewriter with
a keyboard very similar in appearance
but having 240 different keys The
machine in its operation differs from
a typewriter in a most important re
spect As is well known in operating
the typewriter every time a key is de
pressed a letter is printed and if a
mistake is made the letter must be
crossed out or corrected with consid
erable loss of time and disfiguring of
copy The new card punching machine
obviates this as the operator instead
of punching one hole at a time can de
press into position for subsequent
punching as many keys as are neces
sary to record the required facts
Before pressing a button which turns
on the electric current for operating
the punching mechanism the operator
can look over the depressed keys
comparing them with the schedule
and if a key has been erroneously
placed it can be released and the error
rectified This work of correction is
assisted by having different colors for
the keys for each field or division of
the card It enables quicker discovery
of the key in error In the old style
punching machine a hole was punched
in a card every time the plunger was
depressed If an error in punching a
symbol was made the card had to be
taken out and thrown away As the
punchers efficiency was based largely
upon the number of cards punched in
a day it will be seen that the old
method laid the operator open to the
temptation to let the error stand
With the old machine a skillful clerk
could average about 900 cards a day
The new machine will enable an av
erage of 3000 cards to be punched in
a day by one operator
Another lime and money saving fea
ture of the new machine is that the
feeding of cards to the punching keys
fa entirely automatic As the blank
cards are fed in from the rear of the
machine the punched cards are drop
ped into a magazine in front
While the operator is punching a
card the machine also by means of a
gang punch is automatically apply
ing a mark or designation to the
card which shows it is one of the to
tal number representing all of the pop
ulation in a particular census area
whether city county or state Auto
matic counters are attached to the
keys and in this way preliminary an
nouncements of certain important pop
ulation totals may be made as soon as
all of the cards have been punched
Under the old system when all the
punching was done by hand these fig
ures were not available until the tabu
lating work was started
The census bureau has ordered 300
of these new punching machines and
it is calculated that the facts on the
population schedules can be transfer
red to cards by a double shift of
-it -it i -to -to
it wan
e Recorded
i q n v q
ployees at the rate of about iMOOUOJK
cards a month
After the cards have been punched
a d verified ihey are ready for the
iii1T tttii ii nt jttitt S lwf j I f l
v uuiiiiiui iiiiiv uii viiiv iimiiat in-
machine similar iu many respects ti
the one used in the twelfth census
which was invented by Hermann IIol
Things That Happen When a Eig
Storm Breaks Loose There
It Will Leap Out of a Clear Sky ana
Level Almost Everything In It
Path Then Comes a Torrentia
Downpour That Ends In a Flood
Have you ever been through u WYsi
Indian liurrfc aiirV Mild u man win
lerith It is in the form of a heavv lls lml h d IT fi
cabinet from the front of which ex 1 a number of yi ar li yuu want u
tends a movable arm or lever attached know what the epenem i Is like
to the outer extremity of which is a
pin box containing a pin for each
possible hole iu a card
The opera ttr feeds the cards by
hand one at a time Into a receptacle
directly under the pin box This re-
ceiver has holes that come under those
in the card Iieneath each hole is a
mercury cup After placing a card
in the receiver the operator touches a
spring htartiug an electric motor This
automatically brings the pin box
down upon the card The
barged pins pass through the- holes
into the mercury cups contact is ac
complished and the current by means
j of relays causes one or more dials or
counters lo register In other words
each pin and its mercury cup form
terminals of a separate current passing
through nu electro magnet controling
the tabulating dial for each item f
data required The pins which reach
the unpunched surface of the card are
pushed back into the box so that no
contact is possible The tabulating
process is completed by an automati
recording and printing system some
what on the stock ticker plan con
nected with each dial When the op
erator wishes to make a reading or to
ascertain a total or scries of tot ils ai
electric button is touched and the de
tails are automatically printed on rib
bons of paper
Each tabulating machine can if nec
essary carry sixty counters but it is
ipr -7 i x
ik o if
believed that the tabulations necessary
will require only about twenty as that
represents approximately the average
number of facts punched into each
A speed of 21000 cards tabulated
per day on one of these machines
should be reached easily Contracts
have been let for the building of a
hundred of them The daily output of
the old style machine averaged about
10000 cards owing lo the fact that the
counters had to be read by the opera
tor and the results recorded by hand
a method productive of error and loss
of time
The form of tabulator described is
really semiautomatic but requires the
constant attention of an operator
when in service However the census
experts are now at work on a tabula
tor designed to be wholly automatic in
its action which will feed cards from
a magazine and receive them into an
other magazine after the fashion of
the new card punch Electric motors
of one half horsepower are employed
for the operation of the new census
After the transfer of information to
the cards has been completed the
schedules are filed away in a fireproof
vault for permanent preservation The
clerks handling the cards cannot tell
from anything on them the names or
addresses of the individuals for whom
the cards stand so that in the tabula
tion and subsequent statistical proc
esses the personal element is lost and
the card is known only by number
After the census is over the cards are
boxed and filed away in a great room
One other machine is employed in
the work It is an automatic electrical
sorter which separates into different
compartments the groups of cards ar
ranged with reference to the character
of the statistical tables for which they
supply the facts
The census of 1S90 was noteworthy
because of the introduction of electric
tabulation but not of punching The
card punching machines were simple
mechanical devices operated by hand
The symbols on a card were punched
out by a plunger The electrical tab
ulating machine ued in 1S90 and 1900
also was operated by hand
It has been officially stated that elec
tric tabulation has proved a boon to
the census office It is also declared
that if at the twelfth census the three
tallies of age and sex nativity and oc
cupation had been made by hand the
publication of the statistics for these
three subjects alone would have re
quired the time of 100 clerks seven
years eleven months and five days
A hurricane will leap m of a cleat
sky twoop down m a city blow ev
erythiug iu its path Hat and pass on
Then follows the tail of the hurricane
a steady breeze blowing iu Hie same
direction but at a much lower veloci
ty This is likely to continue foi
many hours souu t lines for many days
and is always aceoiniKiiiii d by a tor
rential downpour of raiu
1 was in Kingston Jamaica at the
time of the hurricane or 1103 At J
oclock iu the afternoon 1 was in m
office on the top Moor of a ricket
wooden building As suddenly as n
clap of thunder the room went dark
I had a pretty good idea of what
was about to happen and going to the
window looked out across the roofs
A black cloud had whirled up out oi
the southwest obscuring the sun but
the mountains back of the city iveiv
still golden with light
In less than a quarter of an houi
the wind reached us The first stnu
that went was a wooden watch
tower about 200 feet high that had
been used in the old days to local i
ships approaching the harbor It liac
weathered all previous hurricanes Inn
this time it went down like a house oi
cards Spars of lumber from thai
tower were carried as far as twentv
blocks before they came to the ground
Then the spire of the church went
the roofs of a good mauy residences
were torn oil and some tine palm trees
in the public gardens snapped off about
halfway from the ground Buildings m
Kingston however are calculated to
stand a pretty severe llov They are
bnilt only a few stories High and Un
roofs present a broad and compam
tively fiat surface to the wind Consul
eriug the velocity at which that burri
cane was traveling tbe damage was
not great Even my crazy office build
ing withstood it Bui the tail of the
thing followed with a heavier ram
than I have ever seen efore or since
To say that it came down in bucket
fuls would be mild It was as if the
clerk of the weather bad taken the
plug out of some huge vat suspended
above our heads and allowed the wa
ter to plump straigtit down on ns
In three hours the macadam on the
streets had been washed into the har
bor The street outside my window
was a rushing river as much as four
feet deep in places 1 saw a cart try
to cross it but with tbe water above
the axle of the wheel and the horses
legs being washed away from under it
it was an impossible task and the
driver turned back Big casks and
packing cases were dancing on the sur
face like corks
As you can imagine 1 did not get
home to supper that evening It was 8
oclock before the rain stopped and tbe
water in the streets bad drained into
the harbor Even then traffic had not
begun to reorganize itself
The trolley car tracks had been
washed out and no cars were ran
ning Cabs however were doing a
roaring business and eventually 1 got
a cabman to drive me borne for three
times his customary charge
The damage to property in King
ston mounted up to hundreds of thou
sands of dollars but the real destruc
tion was wrought in tbe country dis
tricts Floods wiped oat many a negro
village and sent the flimsy houses
floating down the rivers The railroads
were tied up for nearly a week Every
banana tree in tbe path of the burri
cane was uprooted Ob yes a West
Indian hurricane can do a lot of dam
age when it gets busy
Loss of life did yon say Of course
there was Nearly 200 people were
killed throughout the island on that oc
casion but we grow accustomed to
that in the West Indies We expect a
hurricane every once iD awhile and
we know that it will take its toll of
human life when it comes If you had
been telling the story you would prob
ably have mentioned that first of all
but sudden death is so common below
the tropic of Cancer that we get cal
lous I suppose New York Sun
Albion and Columbia
Albion the Gem of the Ocean was
written and composed by Jesse Ham
mond an English government dock of
ficial about lb20 and was beard above
all others in the theaters music hall
and on London streets it is apparent
that gem of the ocean fits an island
more aptly than our large tract of con
tinent and borne by the red and the
blue the red of the British army and
blue of the navyi is more logical than
the meaniugles line borne by the red
white and blue The lines of the Eng
lish songs are almost word for word
identical with our version The Red
White and Blue Exchange
A Manly Woman
Why do you say she is a manly
woman asked Jinks
She always uets off a car proper
ly said Minks Buffalo Espress
Tomorrow Is not elastic enough in
which to press the neglected duties oi
In tho matter of the nece Miiry cxikiiisoh t
ltK tlin yunr dtt motion tliu tinmt for tin
yonr 1910 was fixed nt tin- iiiuutiiittof fotmij
llonrd hold January 11 VJlo n follow
County lunornl Fund
County HririKo Fund 1 itu
County Itnnd Fund 7 CXKI
County Solilicrti Iti lief Fund MJUXO
Hartley YillnKO Wond am w
McCook City Hond Court llou
bond 1VOM
McCook ityScuor llond I UitU
McCook City Water H mN - M I
Willow irovu In chict 1inil s m ir
School District HoiiiIh liOM
Dntcd this mh day ot laiimirv mill
l iM CouUy It rL
Collection oi Vegetable Seeds
Isi yoisr gaMem
No matter whit else youvp tWMcil to plant thre
Ave niou J certainly find a place lu jour garden
Pfrt Corn Wlitls rs fwrct and
Jtrclr ilivor - i u il l Itlic McMcnn without Hi
obKClloiiliecjjr Giooyiier -urea early and
rcnudns cvllbi longer Jtculrtilco toe
Vole Cbhiis Nevi r equalled for uniformity of
crowlh8hapooMiemlunclhannc Ills few outnW
leaves Set out in Jul wilt luituro Wrz ad
heads In October Ut jutur price IO
SIuk Melon llunznrlan Itiipjie Finest fla
vored sweetest and most aronmtlc of all auek
melons FIcjIi deep red Itecnlurprlvo tc
KloniIIIil tJnrnmlier to 7 lncht lony extreme ty
early cry rtrolulc Ditk swo md annuo miwt
profitable sort for shlpulif Itctfulfcrprtco 10c
New Carrie Toreutu Lares size clnbo shaped
bright red strong crow cr and Me cropper Averaco
vrclght 12 ounces Kcsutur p rice 1 Oe
55c collection for 39c
This excellent nsortm nt i i worth Mr but we will
send It to any addre postpaid for Sic
rtrTjVyT jJA
Comolete line ot lies iuaaty vezetaDic
nnd flower seeds NcbriIT upland
jjrown Alfalfa and all varieties of Clover
and Grass Seeds Kortbern iown seed
potatoes etc
wnio ib uay lonree cnuiuuc
Cough Resne
Cures Coughs Colds Croup Grip
and Whooping- Cough
We iro pleaMd to inform our reader
that Chamberlains Conjh RVtnody TrjcR
not contain nan otics of any kind TiTip
makes it the safest and Ix sr for children
It makes no difference when you camht
that cold you have it and want to jeCrid
of it quickly Take Chamberlains Cough
It wont do to fool with i had cold
No one can tell wliat the end will be
Pneumonia catarrh chronic bronchita
and consumption invariably result from
a neglected cold As a cure for coufi
and colds nothing can compare witjj
Chamberlains Cough Remedy JSolfl
everywhere at 2fc 50c and 100
Paper hanging at 10c a roll
All v ork guaranteed
409 B Street EasL
Plumber and
Steam Filter
Iron Lead ana Sewer Ppe Brass
Goods Pumps an Boiler Trimmings
Estimates Furnished Free Base- g
ment o trip Dosofice Butdinp
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Trade Marks
Copyrights c
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invention Is probably patentable Ci
tlotisptricllycoiilMentlal HANDBOOK on Iaf
sent free Oldest agency for pecurlnsr patei i
Patents taken tbrouch Murn Co recalls
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