The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, July 11, 1911, Tuesday Evening Edition, Image 1

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A Good Showing
The first two weeks of opera
tion of the U S Postal Savings
System at the MeCook postoffice
shows certificates issued to the
amount of 54300 as well as the
sale of quite a number of savings
cards and stamps The postmaster
lias printed matter for your
mation regarding the system I
winch may be naa tor tiie ask
To the Water Consumers
Owing to the increased water
supply the hours for the use of
water for sprinkling grounds
lawns gardens and streets and
for washing windows with hose
and washing sidewalks is hereby
extended to wit from 6 a m
to 8 a m
Dated Julv 11th 1911
Special Examinations
County Supt Bettcher will hold
special examinations in MeCook
July 27th and 28th The regu
lar examinations are July 21st
and 22nd
Special Business O E S
There will be special business
at the meeting of the O E S
next Friday evening and a full
attendance is requested
My varnish is hammer proof
scratch proof and child proof
Call at McConnells store and
learn how to test varnish
The management of the Hast
ings base ball club will call the
Hastings and Seward on July 18
and 19 at 10 oclock a m
McCoiinells fragrant Lotion
for chaps and sunburn Makes
the skin velvety soft and white
Price 25 cents
We never hesitate to guaran
tee Lily Patent flour At the
MeCook Flour and Feed Store
McConnell for drugs
If You Have j
houses to rent list them with Whit
taker Gray They have several
applications on file now for
es Phone black 283 Office in Tem
ple block
We Serve to Please
lea cream soda and sundaes with
pure crushed fruit including all the
A McMILLEN Druggist
Dont Forget to Get Our
prices on corn and feed of all kinds
One way to build up home
tions is to buy Anchor and 91 j
Patent The MeCook Milling Cos
choicest flours
Call and see our new line of
fViij onrI nioccxrar CuTTif
ture and Carpet Co
Huber handles the Carhartt glovea
and caps also and a full line of
other makes
You will find them fresh and clean
at Magners grocery
Fresh fruits at Magners
But It Cannot Be Said That They
Earned It
One of the best patronized
games of the season was that of
last Friday on the home grounds
between MeCook and Oberlin It
was not however one of the best
played games seen here this sea
son MeCook gave the game
away practically in the first in
ning The final score was 5 to 1
in favor of the visitors
Some of the details of the
game are as follows
Rural Carriers Get Increase
Washington July 9 The forty
thousand odd rural free delivery
carriers in the United States are
to receive salarv increases as a
result of a decision reached to
day by Postmaster General Hitch
cock The order will provide for
the disbursement during the cur
rent fiscal year of 4000000
which will mean an increase of
100 over the present salaries of
900 for all carriers on standard
routes i
Remains Are Buried Saturday Af
ternoon in Riverview
The remains of Guy M Taylor
whose death was briefly noted in
Thursdays Tribune arrived from
Portland Oregon last Saturday
morning on No 2 and funeral
services were held in the Chris
tian church Saturday afternoon
at three oclock Rev McBride of
the Baptist church officiating and
interment being made afterwards
in Riverview cemetery of our city
The church was filled with sym
pathetic friends Rev McBride
preached most feelingly from the
text Here we see as through a
glass darkly but there we shall
see face to face
A number of beatifl floral of
ferings rested upon the casket
It was a sad home coming and
every heart responds to the touoh
of sympathy and eondolenae
Mr asad Mrs Taylor and son
are mofe grateful to all for as
sistance and sympathy and for
the lovely flowers which rested
upon the remains of their dear
Guy M eldest son of Mr and
Mrs S D Taylor of this city1
was born at Prairie City Iowa
August 23 1S89 Died at or near
Portland Oregon July 1st 1911
Aged 21 years 10 months and 18
days The deceased removed
from Iowa to this citv with his
parents when 17 years old and re
sided here something over two
years Two years ago last March
he went to Spokane Wash
where he was engaged in superin
tending cement work About ten
months ago he went to Portland
Oregon where he was employed
upon a mail packet boat plying
between Portland and Oregon
City He leaves his parents and
one brother Kay to grieve his go
The following account of the
accident is taken from a Port-
land daily but we are unable to
state the name of the paper
Guy Taylor was drowned
alongside the Hassalo two nights
ago without assistance or any ef
fort to save him although a deck
hand on the steamboat saAV him
fall into the water saw him strug
gling and attempt to swim The J
deck hand thought the
nate man could swim and paid no
heed to he incident further than
to remember the fact When the
Uassulo returned to her berth
and the drowning of a fireman
on the Elmore was discussed the
deck hand then remembered the
incident and stated the facts to
Officer Grissim who reported to
Grappler Hugh Brady had
been trying to get the body along
side the berth of the Elmore
When the additional information
wjs received a successful drag
was made where the Elmore
berths and Taylors body was
brought to the surface lie Avas
a man between 23 and 24 years
of age and had in his coat which
was left on the Elmore a letter
writter by B Taylor of MeCook
Neb who is apparently a broth
er Captain Speier turned tne
body over to tne coroner wnu Lei
egraphed the address and ex
pects a reply soon It is probabh
that the body will be ordered sent
to the Nebraska home
Taylor had been up town the
night of his death and returning
to the Elmore took off his coat
and hat and went to visit a
friend on the Hassalo He was
there at 1130 when the Hassalo
sailed When he rushed out to
go ashore the plank had been
taken in and he ran down the
deck to see if he could jump
ashore In this run he tripped
and fell overboard and the deck
hand witnessing the accident did
not think enough of it to report
the matter to the officers of the
Home can not be made too at
tractive and there is no more im
portant part of the beautifying
than the decoration of the walls
The most artistic plans that have
ever been devised can be carried
out by means of wall paper from
our stock
L W MiCONNELL Druggist
lll u I
Has Left the Hospital
There is a live wire boosting
organization in Hot Springs S
D and one of their ways of ad
vertising is to keep every news
paper informed of its friends who
are in that city and what they
are doing there It is a press bu
reau supported by the Hot
Springs commercial club The
Tribune recently published an
item from this bureau regarding
Mrs W F Jones and the acci
dental burning of her son Prom
the same source we are now in
formed that the boy has recover
ed almost and leaving the hospit
al returned to Hill City the home
of her brother several days ago
The following item regarding
people known here comes from
the same source Rev and Mrs
Purely lived at Culbertson until
they moved to Gibbon last year
The Hot Springs paper says
Among the guests here is Mrs R
L Purdy who is staying at the
Hot Springs hotel She is the
wife of a Presbyterian minister
at Gibbon Neb and has much
to say in praise of Hot Springs
She is accompanied by her son
Jesse aged fifteen Next week
they will go to Rapid and Dead
wood and thence back to Ne
braska She has been cured of
rheumatism in the past week
which she came here to take
treatment for
Buried in Riverview
Funeral services over the re
mains of Mrs Eliza Matthews
were conducted at the home of
survive her Mrs R D Rodgers
ers last Friday afternoon at four
oclock on 6th street east Rev
II T Bayne of the Congregation
al church preaching the sermon
Though a quiet home funeral the
services were attended by many
friends and neighbors of the
The departed was 73 years 10
months and 20 days old at her
death Mrs Matthews was born
in Marion county Tennessee but
was for many years a resident of
In early girlhood days a mem
ber of the Methodist church she
later became a member of the
Presbyterian church and remain
ed a member till her death
Mr Matthews nreeeded her to
the spirit land some few years
since Two daughters living here
survive her Mrs It D Rogers
and Mrs E J Baker
Prof Hulls talk on his experi
ences in Yale university were
very interesting and instructive
Good programs are gien in
the daily chapel exercises Fri
days will be musical and with
Miss Dunlap in her special work
Next week there will be good
things every morning
Registrar Miss Bettcher left to
day for Denver and Toland Col
orado on an euting of few days
for mudi needed rest and recrea
The enrollment has now reach
ed the 1 40 point
For Sale or Trade
My lot 70x150 on West B st
cheap for cash or will trade for
cows and heifers
13 4t Ilaigler Nebr
Evervthing in drugs McCon
No man ever gets into trouble
for holding his own
Good capable girl wants any
good paving work Phone black
O C Zinn of Hastings is offer
ing a cup to the aviator making
the greatest altitude at the Hast
ings meet
Colorado Irrigated Lands near
Denver several thousand acres of
fine level land will come under
irrigation next spring Write for
lull particulars M Jx btewart
535 Empire Bldg Denver Colo
An auto load of Mount Ayr
Iowa people spent Saturday eve
ning and night in MeCook They
were en route for the mountains
They departed Sunday morning
for Imperial where they expected
to make a short stop
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Tuesday Evening Edition
To Destroy the Grasshoppers Po
tato Beetles Etc
A meeting of the citizens of
MeCook and of the farmers who
live in this vicinity was held in
the rooms of the MeCook Com
mercial club on Saturday after
noon at two oclock for the pur
pose of discussing the question
of the necessity for employing
measures to overcome the plague
of grasshoppers that threatens
damage to the crops In response
to an appeal made to Dean Bur
nett of the Nebraska College of
Agriculture Myron H Swenk
assistant state entomologist came
on No 1 and was present at the
meeting The club rooms were
crowded to their capacity with
those who are interested in the
subject After listening to a
talk upon the nature of the in
sect and the best means to use in
the warfare against it by Mr
Swenk a number of farmers re j
lated their experience in fighting
not only the grasshopper but the
potato beetle which is this year
causing great havoc Among
olli rs I II Wasson C II lfcu
man J F Helm and G II
kins spoke of the part they had
taKci and the di vices they had
used in fighting grasshoppers
and potato beetles and of the
success or want of success they
had had
Before the close of the session
Mr Swenk who had within the
preceding ten days spent some
time in Frontier county investi
gating conditions spoke again
He particularly emphasized the
gravity of the situation warning
his hearers that unless pronpt
and energetic means were taken
conditions would become worse
rather than better He advised
pjonrur ground io thr depth
of four or five inches to destroy
the eggs disking alfalfa fields to
accomplish the same purpose
l u riing the ts and weeds to
kill the young hoppers the use
ol hopper dozers where they can
be used and the distribution of
poison where the dozer cannot be
used He recommended as an
effective poison for grasshoppers1
what is known as the bran mash
a mixture consisting of 100
pounds of bran to four pounds
of Paris green or white arsenic1
two pounds of salt and four
pounds of molasses with enough
water to moisten the whole lie
strongly urged tie emplor I
ment of other means than poison
when possible for the reason
poison kills the birds and the
birds he said are our best
friends in fighting the scourge
He said no birds of any species
should be killed and that in his
opinion one reason tor tiie in
crease in the number of insects
is the ict that 11 birds are In
coiiiiir scarcer I cn year
At the close of the meeting a
committee consisting of C II
llarman J F Weybright Coun
ty Commissioner Rodgers J F
Ilelm and Joseph Dack was ap
pointed to devise if possible a
method of securing co operation
among the farmers and to arouse
the people to a realization of the
seriousnes of the situation The
Red Willow County Anti Pest As
sociation was organized for the
purpose of waging relentless war
not only on grasshoppers but on
other insect pests The commit
tee has authority to do whatever
they believe necessary in the
eunnlances and will make an ef
fort -luring the coming week to
interest as many people as pos-
sible in the movement J
Sponges for all purposes The
toughest softest and most
able ones
L W McCONNELL Druggist
Among the late filings for nom
ination are George Sheppard oft
Indianola for county judge and
J J Hadley of Indianola for
county treasurer Both on Dem
ocratic ticket
The water service made a new
record on Friday last for July
They pumped water over the top
of the standpipe Yery satisfac
tory service - is now being per
formed by the city in this depart
James Durkin Performed That
Stunt Very Successfully
Last Friday afternoon James
Durkin in jail charged with in
cendarism had a preliminary
hearing before County Judge
Moore Pleading guilty Durkin
was bound over to the district
court A special session of dist
rict court was convened the same
afternoon by Judge Orr before
whom Durkin promptly appeared
and pleaded guilty His anxiety
to break into the state peniten
tiary was rewarded Judge Orr
pronounced an indeterminate sen
tence of from one to three years
Sheriff Higgins left for Lincoln
with the prisoner the same night
Durkin claims to have served
six and a half years in SanQuen
tin Californias state prison
An insane asylum would prob
ably fit his case as well if not
Died at Beatrice
Word came Monday morning
from Beatrice announcing the
death of an afflicted son of
W N Rogers that morning Mr
Rogers left on 14 last night to
bring the body home for burial
The dead son was overcome some
years since while at work in the
harvest field and his mental con
dition finally made it necessary
to place him in the institution at
Beatrice It is expected that the
funeral will be held sometime to
May Begin in the Spring
During Postmaster Cones re
cent visit in Washington he
learned at the department that
the plans and specifications for
MeCook s federal building were
expected to be finished about the
end of present year and that this
in the regular procedure would
mean the beginning of our new
federal building some time in the
Almon Church Badly Injured
W B Whittaker writes from
Tensieep Wyoming of the ser
ious injury of Almon Church a
former resident of this county
It seems that Almon was kicked
on the head by a horse and at
iirst the injury was considered
very serious but Mr Whittaker
writes in his letter that he left
Almon feeling considerably im
In Session Last Night
The city council was in regu
lar session last evening Their
action extending the morning
sprinkling hours and resolution
transferring money from general
to fire fund will be fond else
where in Tuesdays edition The
long list of claims allowed etc
will be given in Thursdays pub
Shower Saturday Evening
MeCook enjoyed the cooling ef
fect of a fine shower Saturday
evening and night Precipitation
Avas about a quarter inch This
credits us Avith a half inch during
the past tAvo Aveeks
Missionary Society Meeting
The Woman s Misionary society
of the Congregational church AAill
meet Avith Mrs V J Gathercole
on next Thursday afternoon July
13th at 230 oclock Mrs F L
Sclrwab leader
Two Inches at Red Willow
Parties in The Tribune office
this morning report tAvo inches
of rain fall at Red Willow yes
terday afternoon The rain Avas
torrential for a short time
During the last 6 months Coun
ty Judge Moore has turned into
the county treasury something
over 600 Inheritance tax funds
are available for road building
Beauty protection and beauty
promotion may be accomplished
by one and the same method Ap
ply McConnells Fragrant Lotion
25 cents
Morris L Walker and Clara
A Flinn both of Cleveland Ohio
Avere united in marriage July 10
1911 by County Judge Moore
Subscribe for the Seini Weekly
Tribune 100 per year
Dr J E Hathorn of Bartley
had business in the city Monday
Contractor L A Carson re
turned Sunday from Alma Avhere
he has finished a contract
Mrs J Miller Avas a Lincoln
visitor last Thursday and was a
guest of the hotel Savoy
Mrs Jolin D Young and daugh
ter Miss Harriett of LeavenAvorth
Kansas are guests of Mrs Al
bert Barnett
Rca R T Bayne of the Con
gregational church departed last
Friday night for Montana on an
outing and A acation of a feAV
Division Supt Wylie of The
Nebraska Telephone Co spent
last Friday and Saturday in the
city looking after company af
fairs here
Mr and Mrs Frank Colfer and
the baby returned end of Aveek
from tiieir absence of several
weeks at her old home Greeley
Mrs R T Riddell of Pittsburg
Penna arrived in the city Wed
nesday of last week and is a
guest of her sister Mrs A N
Mrs W A Middleton is just
recently returned home from
spending several months Avith her
daughter Mrs E S Byfield in
Parlier California
Matt Hoffman aa 1io has been
employed in the blacksmith de
partment of the MeCook Machin
ery and Iron Works for some
time departed on last Friday for
Superior where he resumes work
at his trade
Mr and Mrs Floyd A Green
of Stamford Mont aa Iio have
been visiting his parents Mr and
Mrs R A Green Avent up to
Wauneta this morning on a visit
to his brother John and Avife
They AAill likely leave for Mon
tana first of AAeek
Mrs Albert Barnett entertain
ed the tAvo bridge AAiiist clubs of
the city Monday afternoon in
honor of her guest Mrs J D
Young of LeaAenA orth Kansas
The honors Avere Avon by Mrs
Young and Mrs Vina Woods Re
freshments Avere served at the
conclusion of the games
The Tribune hears it stated
that the employes of the Burling
ton are contemplating raising
funds among the employes to as
sist in AAiping out the heaA y loss
sustained by the company in the
great AA reck near Indianola on
Monday May 29th last We do
not knoAV Iioav correct the rumor
is or any of the details but the
idea is a fine one anyhoAv and
indicates the existance of a fine
spirit betAveen company and em
A Resolution transferring the
sum of 10000 from the general
fund to the fire fund
Be It Resolved by the Mayor
and Council of the City of Me
Cook Nebraska
Section 1 That there be and
hereby is transferred from the
beneral fund to the fire fund the
sum of 40000
Section 2 This resolution shall
take effect and be in force from
and after its adoption approval
and publication according to laAV
Passed and approved this 10th
day of July 1911
Frank Travers City Clerk
One share of tAvo thousand dol
lars I Avill give to every boy aa 1io
sells to ten of his friends a stan
dard five cent article each Aveek
this summer In addition to the
big prize a regular income is as
sured Ill tell you Iioav Make a
list of the ten names and address
es Bring it Avith you You need
nt miss ball game or fishingtrip
Bring your parents if you choose
W E Hart 320 Main ave Me
Cook Neb
WANTED A boy 12 or 13
years old to assist about the
farm for about three months
Jolin Maisel rural route 3 Me
Cook or phone Avalnut 4383
WANTED Plain seAving wash
ing and mending 303 West 2nd
street 13 3