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y Thursday , March Oth , 1884.
TO OUB ADVERTISERS ,
AH locals under this bending lOc. a line , for
ctiob Insertion , nnd same inserted until order
ed discontinued , unices time , is specified. Bills
Graham Flour at City Bakery.
Choice Apples , $ -1.50 per bbl. , at
Cash paid for Poultry at'Dungan &
' Buckwheat , Flour and Maple'Syrup '
at Rogers' .
For the best Flour in town call at
Choice raisins , 10 cents per pound ,
at Hayden & Co.'s.
Highest cash price paid for fat cattle
by Dungan & Shekel s.
Choice cuts of beef , ham , pork and
mutton at Dungan & Shekel's.
Fish and poultry at Dungan & Shek-
Vfcl's , every Thursday and Friday.
Fine sugar cured hams and breakfast
bacon sliced at Dungan & Shekel's.
Jno. J. Dunbar and family have mov
ed into the building above A. P. Sharp's
NOTICE. Fronv this date best of corn
fed beef will be found at Farley's
Great bargains at Hayden & Co.'s
See advertisement on eigth page of this
issue for bargains.
We call your attention to the adver
tisements of Messrs. Fruin and Gate-
wood , on the first page.
If you want the best flour in town ,
call at the City Bakery. Samples given
to those whowish _ to try it.
Some parties have rented the build-
'ing recently occupied by C. E. McPherson -
son as a feed store , and are putting in a
stock of millinery.
'f Mr. Marble desires us to inform the
7 public that he will have his photograph
gallery in operation by the last of next
The Land'Office at MeCook has been
doing an immense business for some
weeks past. The sum of $10,000 a
week has been received. "
Charles Nobel has commenced the
erection of a dwelling 16x28 , witb .an L
12x16 , on lot adjoining J. B. Phelan.
J. F. Collins has the contract.
Every available structure in town is
occupied , and residences and- business
houses are being rushed along to com
pletion with all possible , haste , g
On our first page of this issue we
present some interesting correspondence
from different localities. Keep up the
work. Send .us in the news of your
Some parties jumped theirboard bill
at the Colvin House , the first of the
week. The same persons skipped with
0iue jewelry the property of soiled
doves of this place.
A. A. Phillippi , prosecuting witness
in the Phillippi Whittaker libel case ,
desires us to correct the statement that
he was bound over to appear at the next
term of District Court. .
Within the next 30 days the number
of settlers will increase rapidly. A great
many persons took claims last fall , and
the six months allowed by law to enter
the same will have expired.
A number of cow-boys who were stop
ping at the Colvin House , Monday , suc
ceeded in making consummate fools of
themselves , by their miserable bellowing
around the hotel , to the annoyance of
X * *
The greatest difficulty officers find in
bringing" guilty parties to justice is to
get some one to make complaint. - Ev
erybody tries to shift the responsibility
upon some other one , and 'the result is
very few are brought to account for
We have ft'number of extra copies of
this issue. Those who wish to acquaint
friends or others about MeCook can do
by sending this week's paper.
We omitted to mention that MeCook
contains three organized , congregations :
The Cougrcgationalist , Episcopal , and
Methodist denominations. The Congregationalists -
gregationalists hove a church building ,
the other churches worship in the Band
The individual of Hebrew extraction
who has been selling.'imported silk , etc. ,
"from Paris , " very pretty as to appear
ance , and equally snide as to quality
and durability , was fined to the tune of
$50 and costs. The margins in his busi
ness must necessarily be immense as the
same fine was imposed at Indianola.
We are informed that Culberteon people
"bit" , equally voraciously.
With the first indications of "gentle
spring" comes the obsequious "snide"
with his notions , etc. , to gull the un
sophisticated. H.qw long , 0 lord , how
long , will people continue to be.taken
in by these shams. ' In the wake of the
snide comes the wheel of fortune ( and
other similar gambling apparatus ) .man
to relieve the sporting man of his sur
plus capital. Thus , runs the world away.
Some , parties amused themselves ,
Sunday morning , by discharging a re
volver out of a second story window df
the Colvin House. Two shots were fir
ed , when Mayor Berger and Constable
McCormick made an unsuccessful at
tempt to find out who were the disturb
ers of the peace. Shortly .afterward
another shot was fired. They again
went'into the hotel , butwere % unable to
ascertain who were the guilty parties ,
owing to'the refusal of those , whose duty
it.is . to frown down such actions , to di
vulge the names , or allow those in their
employ to. N.
People sometimes become tired of
imposition , and such seems to be the'
condition of mind some of our citizens
are in very tired. Trees are valuable
cost a little money in this neck o' '
woods , and no one cares to have a horse
tear enough bark off to destroy them ;
neither do they purpose having a lot of
hogs destroy what vines and shrubbery
they plant , and many of our property
holders , intend planting extensively this
spring. Pass an ordinance compelling
the owners of these animals to keep
them peneu up , before it becomes nec
essary to have recourse to the shot-gun
policy which will be the inevitable re
sult if this matter is not properly set
Mr. Phelan showed us an outline of
the improvements contemplated by him
self , Supt. Campbell and Mr. Hocknell ,
this spring. It is the intention of
Messrs. Phelan and Hocknell , who to
gether own an entire square , to have
their extensive yards laid out.in , similar
designs. These gentlemen have ordered
a bill of trees , shubbery , etc. , amount
ing to some $300 with which they pur
pose adorning their premises. A hedge
will enclose the entire square , and a row
of large trees is to be set without the
hedge. A road will be made through
the center of the square , and walks
around their residences. Supt. Camp
bell will plant trees , shrubbery , etc. , and
otherwise add to the appearance of his
I. J. Starbuck returned from an ex
tended visit in Indianola , Iowa , Sunday
night. During his absence he purchas
ed four young graded Hereford bulls ,
and a Clydesdale stallion which is pro
nounced a beauty by horsemen. The
Herefords are coming two years old , and
Mr. Starbuck is very proud of them.
This purchase is another indication that
stockmen are awaking to the importance
of improving the blood of their herds ,
and we believe the next few years will
show great advancement in that direc
tion. It costsas much to keep a poor
animal as it does a superior and their
is more money in the latter , are the
words of an experienced stockman who
has been acting on that belief for some
years , selling off his Texan heifers and
improving his herd yearly until he now
has one of the best graded little herds
in the Valley.
understand that the parties who
recently purchased 40.0 feet of hose are
disposed to hand the same over to the
town authorities to whom the , advisa
bility of appointing a Chief with author
ity to organize a voluhteer fire depart
ment , has been suggested. .Sufficient
means have been subscribed to purchase
a hose cart and to build a shed in which
to place it. A suitable location for the
shed has been offered gratis. Let the
owners of the hose prepare o'paper for
mally turning oyer the same to the vil
lage authorities who are. favorable to
such a plan , and a Chief will be ap
pointed and an effective volunteer ser
vice can easily be organized ,
The Lincoln Land Co. , as soon as the ,
condition of the ground will permit ,
will dig a large reservoir , near the river ,
below the pump house , and will dig a
.trench . leading from the same to the
sand points from whence the water
supply of our town is derived. Another
pump will be put in and another tank
erected on the hill. This will increase
the water supply more than half , as the
pump now in use draws water faster
than the points supply. This will be
overcome by the building of a. reservoir
near the river , which is intended to keep
the points always well supplied with
water. These improvements and addi
tions will conduce greatly to the effect
iveness of the system. . An arrangement
is to be made by which the combined
force of both engines may be thrown in
to the main pipe , in case of fire.
An intoxicated individual from Kan
sas indulged in the dangerous amuse
ment of discharging his revolver rather
promiscuously in Russell's barn , Tues
day night , to'the detriment of window
panes , etc. Our informant states that
he made the boys who sleep at the barn
dance at the point of the revolver , rob
ed only in their retiring uniforms , which ,
considering the frigidity of the atmos
phere , was not the height of bliss. Dur
ing his fusilade , one of the bullets struck
within a foot of his wife's head who. was
occupying the loft of the barn as a. dor
mitory. He kept the boys out in the
cold for about two hours , bare headed
and bare footed , and with but the scan
tiest clothing on. Finally , abput 3
o'clock in the morning , ) they went over
to Constable McCormick's , and got him
up to arrest the dangerous'customer.
He fired two parting shots after the. re
treating figures , and retired to the bara
where he was on the arrival of the offi
cer. The parties compromised the mat
ter the next morning , so the shotist
says , by his paying some $10 or $15 ,
and as no complaint was made against
him nothing could be done. Strange.
Our city dads met in regular sdssion ,
Tuesday night of this week , and passed
two ordinances which will appear in our
next issue. The first ordinance provides
for the fining and punishment of all
parties allowing any animals to run at
large within the limits of this corpora-
tio.n. Also , for the taking up and im
pounding such animals , and upon refus
al of the owner to pay charges and ex
penses , the ordinance makes provision
for the sale of" the same to cover such
expenses. A rich , deep vein of humor
characterizes our Board aldermanic , as
attests section 2 of this ordinance :
"Whenever any Sunday School teacher ,
editor , or other person shall find any
animals running at large contrary to the
provisions of the proceeding section , he
shall immediately take up and impound
such animal. " The other sections pro
vide ample means for ridding our streets
of these nuisances. The other ordinance
provides for the issuance of druggist's
permits. Makes them subject to the
same requirements as the saloon keeper ,
as respects petition , bond , etc. It also
makes it necessary for the proprietor of
the drug store to file with the village
clerk a sworn report of all liquors sold ,
to whom sold and for what purpose ,
every six months. Treasurer Wallace
also made his report , showing the whole
amount received into the treasury to bo
$229.16 , and the amount paid School
District No. 17 as $196.66. Balance
in the treasury , $32.50.
Don't winter linger a little too long ?
Spring ought to bounce him.
Frank J. Sibleyof Lincoln , organized
a Good Templar lodge in MeCook ,
Wednesday evening , as per announce
ment of last week. The severity of the
weather kept many persons who would ,
otherwise have been present away , but
enough were present to form a good ,
effective organization. Mr. Sibley or
wife will return to MeCook next Tues
day and install the. officers elected
Wednesday evening , and all those who
will join the lodge at their next regular
meeting , Tuesday evening , . will have
their names inscribed on the charter as
charter members. We hope a number
will decide so to do. Quito a few have
signified their intention to join in the
good work , and an invitation is extended
to be present at their next meeting.
The following are the officers elect :
W. V. T. , Mrs. J. B. Meserve. W. S. ,
M. L. ; Brown , W. F. S. , A , McG. Bobb ,
W. T. , Miss Lou Clark , W. M. , Frank ,
Harris , W. I. G. , Mrs. Carl 'Clark , W.
0. G. , Wm. Gumming , . WC. . , Bev. Dun
gan. Mrs. Bobb was appointed P. W.
C. T. , and Mr. Bobb suggested as Lodge
Deputy. The senior editor was elected
- WC. . T.
During a recent visit of the Cpunty
Superintendent to our schools , the teach
er of the primary department , with the
commendable ambition of displaying the
knowledge of history she had been in
stilling into their youthful minds by
way of recreation , propounded the fol
lowing question , a proper reply to which
they had been taught previously , but it
seems by this time to have become
somewhat dim and confused : "Who
gave Columbus assistance in fitting out
the little fleet in which he discovered
America ? " The little boy to whom the
question was addressed , upon due con
sideration thought it was the Queen of
Clubs , but upon more mature consider
ation gave it as his opinion that the
Queen of Spades was the good Queen
to whom the honor belonged. These
astounding pronunciamentos rather non
plussed our worthy Superintendent , but
he mustered sufficient courage to ask
another little youthful , who after some
mental research , decided that it was a
"woman-king , but he had forgotten the
name. " I tell you the world do move.
* - ' ' - "
The winter term of school ends to
morrow. Our principal , Charlie Boyle ,
and assistant , Miss Jamison , -though
laboring under many inconveniences ,
have taught a successful school. We
* - *
hope that when the next term of school
opens , they will convene in a fine , new
school house. We understand the mat
ter of bonds , etc. , will be settled at the
regular election in April.
A gang of men with the parapherna
lia that deceiveth the unwiley , were in
town , the first of the week , but were so
closely watched , that they followed the
Arabs example. MeCook is a bad place
for foreign gamblers would that the
same were true of home talent.
D. W.Irwin of Cambridge was in
town , Wednesday.
Roadm aster Highland of Red Cloud
was in the Magic City , Wednesday.
Jack Rollins reports having killed 12
head of sheep-near Arapahoe , this week.
Mr. A. McGee Robb again occupies
a position in the Assistant Superin
Messrs. Criswell , Sibhett and Yan
Dyke were among the Indianola people
in MeCook , Tuesday.
Jno. A. Lee and family moved out
upon their claim , about three miles from
Indianola , this week.
H. B. Straut , W..Z. Taylor and Chas.
Love of Culbertson were in town on
land business , Monday.
Benj. Bird , Morse Collins and Jos.
Slaver of Benkelman came down to Me
Cook on No. 2 , Wednesday.
Dr. Shaw of Indianola was in MeCook ,
Wednesday. He was the guest of his
daughter , Mrs. J. E. Berger.
Fred. Harris was in attendance at the
mask ball at Indianola , Wednesday
night. He reports a good time.
Mr. Sims , brother-in-law of W. W ,
Fisher , on whose ranch he has been , for
some time , now occupies a position iu
C. H. Roger's store. * *
Mr. Hughes , a Blackwood cattle man
was in town a number of days this week.
He says that the loss in his neighbor
hood has been very light.
Tom. Adams has succeeded to Mr.
Tannahill's place in Mr , LaTourctte'sJ.
store. "Tanny" will work on the Fishqiv ,
ranch during the summer. -
R. G. Mitchell , one of the B. & M.'s'
trusty engineers , has joined the army of
Benedicts. R. G. chose one of Hast
ings' fair daughters as his life partner.
Mr. and Mrs. Sanders and Master Ray , \i
went east , Wednesday morning. Mr.
Sanders will visit in Hastings and Kear . . '
ney ; and Mrs. Sanders and Ray will
spend some time in Chicago.
Messrs. Tom. McCartney , W. H. Mc
Cartney , Leave'nworth and Papan of'
Indianola were in town , Sunday. Tom.
McCartney started for San Francisco ,
to-day , where IIQ purposes to go into
Locals under this head 5c. a line for each
insertion. Bills payable monthly.
Samples of the latest designs in Wall
Papers , at W. M. Sanderson's.
"Cleanliness is akin to godliness. "
Call at Sharp's barber shop , and become
A. P. Sharp has all the conveniences
and apparatus to insure a good bath.
Giver him a trial :
If you want to buy a deeded claim
one of the best on Driftwood creek
call at this office soon.
Hereafter we will require that all con
test notices and proof notices be paid
for at the time of their first insertion.
We put up all letter heads , note
heads , bill heads , etc.in , blotter tablets ,
if desired , without extra charge. They
are very convenient.
W. M. Sanderson is prepared to dc
all kinds of Paper Hanging , Kalsomin-
ing , and Carriage and Wagon Painting
on short notice. Give him a call soon.
Blank Deeds , Real Estate Mortgages ,
Leases , Bills of Sale , Bond for Deed ,
Quit Claim Deeds , Contracts for Build
ing , Beceipts , etc. , at TUB TRIBUNE
BAUNUM declares that he humbugs
the people because they enjoy being
humbugged. Those who claim not to
belong to this class will prove their sin
cerity by buying DeLand's Chemical
Baking Powder and no other. There is
no humbug about that. Sold by Hay
den & Co.
A boy to learn the drug business ,
Genuan preferred. Apply to Dr. A. J.
Willey at B. & M. Pharmacy.
2,000 fence posts and 50 bushels of
seed wheat. ROYAL BUCK ,
Red Willow , Neb.
3 or 4 horses. 2 cows , 2 brood sows ,
a few thorough-bred Plymouth Bock
cockerels , and a well improved home
and stock ranch. For prices , inquire
of H. S. WEST ,
Indianola , Red Willow Co. , Neb.
McCooK , NEB. , February 5th , 1884.
The Co-partnership existing under
name and style of W. H. Haydea & Co.
at Indianola , Red Willow county , Ne
braska , is this day dissolved by mutual
consent. Wm. H. McCartney continues
the business of General Merchant who
collects all debts and assumes all liabil
ities. WJL H. HAYDEN ,
THOMAS MCCARTNEY ,
W. H. MCCARTNEY.
McCooK , NEB. , February 5thr 1884.
The Co-partnership existing under
name and style of HaydenMcCart
neys at MeCook , Red Willow county ,
Nebraska , is this day dissolved by mu
tual consent. William H. Hayden con
tinues the business of General Merchant
under name and style of
HAYDEN & CO. ,
who collects all outstanding debts and
assumes all liabilities.
WM. H. HAYDEN ,
THOMAS MCCARTNEY ,
36-5L W. H. MCCARTNEY.
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