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WEEKLY TRIBUNE ,
THURSDAY , JAN. 17 , 1884.
TO , OUR ADVERTISERS.
All locals under this heading lOc. n line for
each Insertion , and same inserted until order ,
' od discontinued , miloss time In specified. Billa
Graham Flour at City Bakery.
Choice- Apples , $4.50 per bbl. , at
Commissioners' proceedings on an
Buckwheat , Flour and Maple Syrup
at Rogers. '
We notice a number of improvements
For the best Flour in town call at
The B. & M. Company is having
their largo ice house filled ,
A few beastly intoxicated idiots made
"night hideous , " Tuesday.
The famous Boot Jack chewing to
bacco for sale at the B. & M. Pharmacy.
For cough or colds use Jamaica Rum
and Maple Sugar , to be had at B. & M.
The proprietors of the McCook House
are storing away ice for future- refer
ence next summer.
Just received , 5,000 "Doctor's
Choice , " the best nickle cigar made ,
: it B. & M. Pharmacy.
Contractor Mclntyre has just com
V pleted two dwelling houses on Patrick
Egan's claims three miles north of town.
We put up all letter heads , note
heads , bill heads , etc. , in blotter tablets ,
if desired , without extra charge. They
are very convenient.
Confusion to the Standard time bus
iness , we say. What is going to be
done ? ' The matter of time is a fraud ,
delusion and snare as it now exists.
The pay car came on its monthly er
rand , Monday .evening , bringing the B.
& M.'s good money , and its natural se
quence -joy to the employes of the road.
Frees & Ilocknell are having a large
coal shed built along the north side of
the railroad track. The same is 7G
feet long by 12 feet wide , and Mac. is
doing the work.
Hereafter we will require that all
contest notices and proof notices be
paid for ai the time of their first inser
tion. We are compelled to do this as
a matter of protection.
After this date the B. & M. Phar
macy will not sell any liquors except
wine for Medicinal and SacramentaJ
purposes. WILLEY & Co.
January 10th , 1S84.
Tuesday was a lively day in McCook.
The day preceding was pay day and to
gether with a large number from away
who were here on land business , made
things spirited in appearance.
Nimrods are getting in their gooc
work on the rabbits with which this vi
cinity abounds , and the nimble jack
and unsuspecting cotton-tails are being
hastened to untimely deaths in numbers
The B. & M. Co. are shipping ice
from Cambridge to all points west to
Denver. The ice is Qut on the Medi
cine , and is of a A-ery superior quality ,
being from 12 to 15 inches of ice clear
Last Sunday morning the following
persona became , members of the Con
gregational Church : Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Cochran and Mrs. W. M. Sanderson ,
by letter ; Mrs. George Ilocknell , by
confession of faith.
S. II. Colvin held another dance ,
Tuesday evening , which Avas deservedly
patronized. That which was formerly
comparatively unknown at these occas
ions , is becoming more and more plainly
matkcd drunkenness. We think we
see some indications of the whirlwind
i o Episcopal services will be held
icxt Sunday. Rev. Crocket has ac
cepted a call in Illinois.
Rev. V. F. Kletzing of Alma , Neb. ,
will preach at the church at 7 o'clock ,
P. 31. , the 26th day of this month.
We hope there will be a good turn out
to hear him.
We arc sorry to inform cur readers
[ hat Bishop Clarkson will not be.here
next Sunday as was announced some
time ago. The' Bishop being absent in
New York will not be able to visit the
valley at present.
The Social Club held a dance on
Wednesda } ' evening , at which , though
a rather small number turned out , a
right royal good time was had. Notice
was given that a phantom party would
be held in tour weeks from Wednesday
Mrs. Kcllcy gave a very pleasant
whist party to a number of friends
Monday evening. Card playing , music
and a social chat made up an enjoyable
evening. The refreshments were highly
praised-by all. Our society reporter
noted the presence of the following :
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Berger , Mrs. Batch-
elor , Mrs. , Misses Willey and
Rowell , Messrs. Harris , Mitchell and
Should you observe an individual with
a deadly-purpose look in his eyes rush
ing franctically up Main street , don't
hazzard life and limb in your philan
thropic anxiety to ascertain the cause
of such unusual expedition. This is an
ordinary occurrence , as alkali water
seems to be peculiarly unfitted for trav-
cjlers , you know , and then there is that
which in warm- countries cooleth , in
cool countries warmeth , in dry coun
tries weteth , in wet countries dryeth.
etc. , ad infinitum.
Friday evening was the time , and
McCartney and Chenery's room the
scene , of a most enjoyable and lively
"leap year" surprise. The party con
sisted of Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton , Mr.
and Mrs. Lee , Mrs. Rowell , Mrs. Batch-
elor , Mrs. Kelley , Misses Rowell , Wil
ley and Lee , Mr. Harris and Master
Will Lee. A member of THE TRIBUNE
reportorial staff dropped in upon the
"merrie makers" during the evening ,
completing the baker's dozen , and the
music , vocal and instrumental , and the
"phun" general was continued until a
What's wrong with the mails again
and once more ? Some days we receive
no daily papers , and the following day
we get both. McCookj with the other
towns of the Upper Republican Valley ,
receives but one mail daily , and that at
midnight , and we want that one sure.
This irregularity , especially in papers ,
is a nuisance. If the route agents are
unable to handle the mail , they , need
assistance , and should have it. At any
rate the mail service should be extend
ed to Denver. If a Benkelman mer
chant writes a letter to the next station
east , the same goes on to Hastings , and
returns the next day , requiring four
days to receive an answer , no matter
how near the town may be. There are
certainly enough peopie between Mc
Cook and Denver to warrant the exten
sion. Let the matter be agitated.
Who is there among us who saw the
ladies wading across Main street , while
engaged in doing their shopping last
Saturday , but thought that some action
ought to be taken as soon as practica
ble in tbe matter of crossings. True ,
McCook is young a mighty sprightly
infant withal--and other
- - many things ,
more pressing mayhap have engrossed
the attention of our business men. Bui
there ought to be some means of com
munication between the sidfs of Main
street , other than wading through muc
ankle deep every time there is a little
thaw or a shower of rain. Crossings
from Hayden & McCartneys store to
the north side of Dennison street , also
crossings between the east and west
sides of Main street at the principa'
business places , ought to be provided.
If the village authorities don't see their
way clear to do this , it would be a com
mendable private enterprise.
Hayden & McCartneys
Will soil the following goods at these
astonishingly low prices after this date
and until further notice :
Calicoes , Standard Prints , 6c.
Light Brown Sugar , nibs , for $ i.
Granulated Sugar , lolbs. f r $ i
We are selling all other goods at
correspondingly low figures. Make it a.
point to call and ascertain our reduced
prices before going elsewhere. We have
the goods and are selling them low to
make room for spring stock.
Since the completion of the bridge
over the Republican at McCook , Ober-
lin merchants have their goods shipped
to this point , and thence overland to
their destination. By reference to maps
it will appear that we are nearer to
Oberlin as well as North Platte , than
Indianola , and that the route could be
shortened a number of miles by run
ning it direct from North Platte through
McCook to Oberlin thus connecting
the three land offices. This matter has
been agitated at different times but no
positive action taken. Let this matter
once more receive your attention , and
the route secured.
Drs. Willey & Johnson have two
quite serious cases under their charge-
who are boarding at the McCook Hotel.
The first is Mr. Tomblinson from the
Blackwood. His leg was broken some
eight weeks since , and has been set
three .times , and will probably have to
be reset again. The second is that of
Mori Clifford , of Spring Creek on the
Mcdicine/who is suffering with a felon
to which he neglected paying attention ,
until it is feared the entire hand will
have to be removed. We have another
less serious but not less interesting
case which we will not present to our
readers for fear some one may have
occasion to ascribe the following epi
taph : S. Y. L. "
It is not at all unusual to hear or
read of centenarians , but the number of
well-authenticated is far less
- cases num
erous than most people suppose. We
have one well and fully proven , brought
to our notice by Mr. C. C. Newman , of
Driftwood , who is a great grandson of
the lady in question. Mrs. Davis of East
Rushford , New York. She was born on
December 14 , 1783 , and consequently
celebrated the centennial of her exist
ence last December. About 100 con
nections of the family were present at
the unusual event , six generations being
represented at the festal occasion. Mr.
Newman has shown us a picture taken
at the time of the representatives of the
six generations , which we have at this
office. The account goes on to state
thatthe aged mother retains her strength
to a remarkable degree , and still con
tinues very apt with her needle. 'The
venerable lady's husband lived to the
ripe old age of 94.
Homesteaders , ( and others ) just cast
your eyes over the following little squib.
Beyond a peradventure the reason for
the major portion of all the successes
and failures of most farmers is here
clearly defined. "Store box farming
and June planting are not reliable. "
Of a verity. Neither is saloon farming
of very considerable effectiveness , and
many other kinds of tilling belong to
the ' 'no good" list :
Nebraska is a great state , says the
Arapahoe Pioneer , but it is necessary
to plant at the proper time to raise a
crop. If there comes a few bad days
this winter you had -better do up your
"spring loafing , " and have the job off
your hands ; and when the time comes
to plant corn just get it in as soon as
possible , and you will not be compelled
to go back to your "wife's folks" next
winter. Good seed , early planting and
thorough cultivation will do much to
overcome poor years. Try it. Store
box farming and June planting are not
All .persons who have not paid their
water bills are hereby notified that
water will be shut off unless settlement
is made prior to January 21st , 1884.
W. F. WALLACE , Agent.
Sheriff Welborn Avas in town , to-day.
Mrs. Jos. Braun , of Button , is visit
ing in town.
W. H. McCartney was in town , Tues
day , ' on business.
Headmaster and Mrs. Highland of
Red Cloud are visitiug in town.
Senator Dolan made McCook several
visit during the first of the Aveek.
J. Byron Jennings and W. Z. Taylor
of Culbertson were in town , Saturday.
Mr. Thomas Hill of Benkelman , Dun-
dy county , has been spending some few
days in our midst.
I. J. Starbuck has associated Avith
him in the practice of laAV , J. Byron
Jennings of Culbertson.
G. S. Bishop of the Courier , and
ex-county clerk Iletherington , were in
town on land business , Tuesday.
W. H. Hayden , "the prince of good
felloAvs , " as he has been familiarly
styled , made his regular pilgrimage to
McCook , Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs.W. H. Thomspon are in
town visiting at Supt. Campbell's. Mr.
Thompson is line repairer betAveen Red
Cloud and Denver.
Dr. Willey was called -to Indianola ,
Wednesday afternoon , by sickness
the family of Mr. Sibbett. A son being
afflicted Avith a sore eye.
County Treasurer and Mrs. Goodrich
spent part of last week at the State
Capital. Mr. Goodrich made settle
ment with the State Treasurer.
Mrs. R. II. Hamilton , of Indianola ,
spent part of last week visiting Mrs. J.
A. Lee , of our city. She has some
what to say to our readers on the first
page of this issue.
Rev. Allen Bartley , pastor of the
Methodist congregation at this place ,
occupied the Congregational pulpit , last
Sunday evening , delivering a practical
and excellent sermon.
In response to a telegram , James
Chambers , took the afternoon train ,
Tuesday , for his home in Iowa , a sister
being at the point of death with that
dread scourge consumption.
. Mr. A. E. Lytle arrived from Chica
go , Monday , where he purchased a line
of hardware which he will open out in
the building recently occupied by C. H.
Rogers , next week. Lytle Bros , will be
an acquisition to our business men.
Messrs. Byron , Kelley and Braun
indulged in quite an extended trip down
the road , last week. They enjoyed the
hospitality of Mrs. Braun at Sutton ,
and also paid Hastings and other towns
a short visit. Byron" says he never
crowded more fun into such little time
in his varied experience , Avhich we will
not attempt to gainsay.
Mr. Marble of Marengo , Iowa , son
of L. 0. who is coming to McCook in
about a month , is in town with a view
to opening up a photograph gallery.
Mr. Marble , we understand to be an
artist in his line , and there being no
photographer of note between Hastings
and Denver , could hardly fail of suc
cess. He informs us that he will open
up at once , if he can make satisfactory
arrangements as to a building , etc. Let
every encouragement be extended.
Attention Sheep Breeders !
There will be a meeting of the Sheep
Breeders of Nebraska and neighboring
States , at the Commercial Hotel , Bloomington -
ington , Neb. , January 30th , 1884 , at
10 o'clock , A. M. , for the purpose of
organizing an American Merino Sheep
Register. All breeders interested in
the improvement of Merino Sheep , are
cordially invited to attend.
JOHN A. HOBBS , Pres. Pro.
CHAS. H. WATTS , Secy. Pro.
I have for sale about 50 bushels of
Pop Corn , at 3c. per pound.
31-4t. H. W. POAVELL ,
Palisade , Neb.
I hereby fix February 5th , 1884 , at 10 o'clock ,
A. M. , as the time for holding a Special Term
of the District Court in and for Ked AVillow
county , 8th Judicial District of Nebraska.
WILLIAM GASLIN. Jr. ,
January 10th , 1834. JUDGE.
Report of the McCook Schools
For the month beginning Dec. JJrd ,
1883 , and ending January llth , 1SS-J :
Numbcrofdays taught 20
Number of Pupils enrolled fit
Total attendance In days POO
Average dally attendance 40
Percent , of attendance 71
CHAS. H. liovr-K , Teacher.
Report of Primary Department of
McCook Schools lor the month begin
ning December 3d , 1883 , and ending
January llth , 1884 :
Number of days taught 20
Number of Pupils enrolled 3i
.rt.ver.iKe ago of pupils o
Total attendance in days IH7.5
Total absence In days 4'J2.
Average dally attendance 13.375
The following are the names of those
not missing more than 14- days during
the month :
Ed. Wilson . ' 20 days.
Key Clark 20 "
Jehny Megan 20 "
Lavaughn Pholan 20 '
Edith Phclan 20 "
Mary Farley 20
Nellie Megan I'JJ
Maud Murphy W "
MaudDunbar 18J "
There is a great tendency to tardi
ness which we wish might be avoided.
JENNIK JAMISON , Teacher.
Locals under this head 5c. a Hue for each
Insertion. Bills payable monthly.
HOUSEHOLD WOKDS. DeLand's So
da have made their way into nearly
every household in the land ; and wher
ever the mistress prefers good mater
ials to bad , they keep possession. They
are the best in the market. Sold by
Hayden & McCartneys.
Marsh's Golden Balsam , the Famous
Lung Medicine , is Valued Highly.
"I have used MARSH'S GOLDEN BAL
SAM FOR THE THIIOAT AND LUNGS and
find it a splendid Cough remedy. Ib
gives speedy relief. " [ D. II. Wilson ,
Crcston , Iowa.
"I wish everybody to know that
MAHSII'S GOLDEN BALSAM is a true
medicine. One bottle cured me of a
hard , lingering Cough. I value it high
ly. " [ R. A. Jackson , Quincy , Ills.
"I would be pleased to "receive five
dozen bottles of MARSH'S GOLDEN
BALSAM at once. Everybody that uses
it appears to be greatly relieved and
well pleased with its effects. " [ P. R.
Crisp , Druggist , Monroe City , Mo.
MARSH'S GOLDEN BALSAM , the fa
mous Throat and Lung medicine , and
MARSH'S GOLDEN BLOOD & LIVEII
TONIC , the great Blood and Liver reno
vator , are for sale by S. L. Green ,
Druggist , McCook. Large bottles 50
cents and $1.
U. S. LAND OFFICK , McCooK , NEB. , >
January llth , 1884. f'
Complaint having been entered at this office
by Saxion H. Co.train against Uenjatnin F.
Kcllcy for failure to comply with law as to
timber-culture entry 10. > 9 , dated North Platte.
Neb. , October 0 1879. upon the northeast quar
ter section 9 , township \ , north of range * i
west , in Ked Willow county , Neb. , with a view
to the cancellation of said entry : contestant
alleging that Benjamin F. Kelley has failed to
break the second live acres required to be
broken during the second year of his entry
and to this date ; that he has failed to cultivate
any part of said tract in 1882,1883 and 1884 ami
to this date ; that he has failed to plant the
required amount to trees , seeds , or cuttings
to this date ; the said parties arc hereby sum
moned to appear at this office on the 21st day
of March , 1884 , at 1 o'clock- . M. , to respond
and furnish testimony concerning said alleged
failure. 33-4t. G. L. LAAVS , Register.
U. S. LAND OFFICK. McCooK , NEB. , >
November 29th , 1883. J
Complaint having been entered at this office
by Peter Boyle against John M. Hood for fail
ure to comply with law as to timber-cultun ;
entry 1066 , dated at North Platte. Neb. , Octo
ber 0,1879. upon the west J northwest & and
west V southwest 11 section 2 , township ; ;
north , range30 west. In Ked Willow county.
Neb. , with a view to the cancellation of paid
entry ; contestant alleging that said Hood has
failed to break the second 5 acres during the
years 1882 and 1883 and up to present date ;
that be failed to cultivate the first 5 acres from
October C , 1880 , to the present time ; that hf :
has failed to plant the same to trees , seeds or
cuttings since making said entry ; the said
parties are hereby summoned to appear at
this office on the 5th day of January. 1884 , at
10 o'clock , A. M. . to respond and furnish testi
mony concerning said alleged failure.
G. L. LAWS , Register.
Case continued to Monday , January 28th , at
10 A. M. C. F. BABCOCK. Receiver.
U. S. LAND OFFICE , McCooK , NEB. , )
December llth. 1883. f
Complaint having been entered at this office
by Francis M. Kimmell against William A.
Wallin for failure to comply with law as to
timber-culture entry 1C4G , dated North Platte.
Neb. , October 1st , 1879 , upen the southwest
quarter section 3 , township 3 north , range 25)
west , in Red Willow county , Nob. , with a view
to the cancellation of said entry : contestant
alleging that said William A. Wallin has failed
to break the second five acres required to bo
broken from October 1st , I860 , to October 1st.
1881 ; that he has failed to cultivate 5 acres or
any part of said tract from October 1st , 1881 ,
to October 1st , 1883 , or at any time ; thatheha =
failed to plant to trees , seeds or cuttings live
acres or any part of said tract at any time
eince making said entry ; the said parties are
hereby summoned to appear at this office on
the 5th day of January , 1884 , at 10 o'clock. A.
M. , to respond and furnish testimony concern
ing said alleged failure.
failure.G. . L. LAWS. Register.
Case continued until Friday. January 25th
at 10 o'clock , P. M. G. L. LAWS , Register.