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Thursday , April 24th , 1884.
Indicates that your subscription to THE
X TRIBUNE ban expired , and that an invita
tion to renew the same is extended.
TO DUE ADVERTISERS.
All locals under this heading 10c. a line for
each insertion , and same inserted until order
ed discontinued-unless time is spaciflcd. Bills
Graham Flour at City Bakery.
"Thunder and lightning" at Hayden
< fc Co.'s.
Go to John A. Lee's for sewing
Wheeler & Wilson sewing machines
All kinds of blanks kept for sale at
For the best Flour in town call at
Measles are prevailing in our town
to a great extent.
Choice raisins , 10 cents per pound ,
at Hayden & Co.'s.
r ) If you want cheap pork call at John
We call your attention to the card of
our new barber which will be found on
the first page.
f We are requested to announce that
Catholic services will be held in Mc
i Cook on Monday next.
If you want the best flour in town ,
calKat the City Bakery. Samples given
tolthoseBrha-wish to try it.
We have one of the
and best blacksmiths in the
our town. He is building up a nice
McCook is absorbing quite an amount
of the trade of this county. The bridge
at that place makes it easy of access.
We direct your attention to the ad
vertisement of G. B. Nettleton , agent
for Challenge Wind Mills , etc. , to be
found on our eight page.
Our land agents must be doing a
thriving business. Now comes R. S.
.Cooley with an entire new outfit ; so
much so that his friends recognized
Parties wishing to purchase a first-
-class machine can be accommodated by
calling on John A. Lee , who has the
agency for the celebrated Wheeler &
Wilson Sewing Machines.
A fine little bunch of cattle , the prop
erty of J , G. Good of Driftwood , were
driven up the creek , the first of the
week. The number bl cattle in this
country is being materially increased
It may require a little of the "cold ,
steel letter of the law" to convince some
whether those of the village ordinances
already passed , are aught else but worth
less , but then it may be a good way to
test their legality.
N. Burtless appreciates the value of
improved stock as shown by his pur
chase on Monday from I. J. . Starbuck
of two of the fine Heretords he lately
shipped from Iowa. We understand
the price paid was $175.00.
There are twenty-four postal clerks
in the valley east and west of McCook.
Two cars each way , and three clerks tea
a car. The service in the valley ought
to be effective , if , the number of clerks
is a safe foundation upon which to base
The cattle boys are having their hands
full. The storm last week , drifted a
large number of cattle from the Repub
lican and the Frenchman over to the
Beaver , and the boys are heading them
back. The flats are covered with cattle
from the north. Atwood Citizen.
Two new houses are going up on .Mc-
Farland street , one of which Mr. Eider
is putting up : It was confidently as
serted in early spring that McCook
would contain double the number of ,
houses in the fall , and at the present
rate of building it is very probable.
nard Hall are a very . convenient arrange
ment , The lamps are attached to an
iron pipe in which the fuel is stored ,
and by a neat contrivance , the lights
mayboTaised or lowered all ; at once.
They are compact and substantial.
Among the improvements recently
made , we notice that H. C. Eider has
built a neat fence around his property
in West McCook , which is a great im
provement to his .pleasant home. The
money invested in a tasty fence will add
more to the appearance of a property
than half again the sum put in any
An exchange says a superstious sub
scriber , who found a spider in a copy of
his paper , writes to know if we consider
it a bad omen. Nothing of the kind.
he spider was just looking over the
columns of the paper to see what mer
chant was not advertising , so that he
could spin his web across the store door
and be free from disturbance.
The B. & M. company shipped a car
load of grass-sod from Kansas City , the
first of the week , and have had the sec
tion gang putting it down in front of
the Eating House at'this station. This
is the first sodding that has been done
in town , and will make a great differ
ence in the appearance of the surround
ings of the Dining Hall.
The contract for another residence
has been let , and work begun. J. F.
Collins is doing the work , and Fred.
Vondres of Dorchester is having the
house built. The same will occupy the
lot adjoining Supt. Campbell on the
west , and will be a substantial , well-
finished structure , a creditable addition
to our handsomely built town.
It may not be understood that the
ordinance prohibiting certain animals
running at large has not been repealed.
Cattle and hogs have been parading our
streets , the past two weeks , as of yore.
We sugg thats ttiere is plenty of
Three men were ifrroM Friday evening -
ing ; seeking information or a clue which
would lead them to the recovery of a
horse which was stolen from .Cedar
Bluffs , Kansas , the day before. The
thief was a young lad of 12 , who , it is
claimed , was led astray by an older as
sociate. They wended their way west
ward the same evening , in which direc
tion they anticipated the boy'had gone.
Six car-loads of stock were unloaded
at this station , Sunday evening , and
driven into Olcott & Duubar's yard ,
where they were fed and remained un
til Monday morning , when they were !
driven out on their respective ranges.
Sixty-five head of the number were driv
en down on the Beaver , and one hund
red and thirty up on the head of the
Medicine. They were the property of.
three parties , Crawley , Todd and Wiles.
"Oh , my neighbor over there a mile
or so away takes it , and I get ic from
him , " is the answer we receive some
times when inquiring whether a man
takes THE TRIBUNE. Now wouldn't
you feel more comfortable if you had
to read ? "I wish
your own paper so-
and-so would take the paper ; we don't
get to read it ourselves before our
neighbor is after it , " is another saying
we sometimes here.
This from the Salem , Richardson
county , Neb. , Index , indicates that a
former editor of THE TRIBUNE has
found a more lucrative business than
publishing newspapers : A. Bruce Cof-
froth , cashier of the Bank of Salem ,
has invested in a fine steed and a new
buggy and will take nobody's dust on
the drive this season. He will probably
name the animal "Hie" in honor of his
former name "Old Hickory. "
One of our Southside farmers says
that one of the most promising indica
tions of prosperity he has noted is the
presence of Kentucky blue grass to the
height of three inches , at this time of
the year , on old breaking , it being a
natural growth at that. Kentucky blue
grass spreads rapidly and makes its ap
pearance much earlier in the spring
than buffalo grass , and our stockmen
will hail its appearance with rejoicing.
We hear from every quarter of more
extensive preparations for farming than
Red Willow county has ever seen , be
fore. The test will , be thorough thia
year , and .present indications were nev
ought never to be advanced , in extenu
ation or mitigation of another man's
crime. The fact that there are exist
ing in our mjdst more flagrant violations
of ordinances is reason good and suffi
cient not that the violation by one man
bo condoned , but those knowing of oth
er violations should make complaint.
The Gilman , III. , Star has the follow
ing to say about the Wilcox Bros , of
that place who arrived jn McCook , last
week , and who. purpose opening up a
stock of general merchandise in our
town : "Wilcox Bros , have been load
ing their oars this week preparatory to
going to Nebraska. They expect to
start to-day or the first of next week ,
and their families will follow in a few
days. We are confident that we voice
the sentiments of this entire communi
ty when we say , we regret to lose these
two live , young , business men and their
families , and we all wish them a full
realization of their expectations in their
The New Richmond , ( Ind. , ) correspondent
pendent of'the Star , published in a town
in Indiana , has the following very 'terse
and befitting paragraph concerning
John W. Plunkett , Esq. , recently pro
prietor of the Churchill House , of whom
THE TRIBUNE kept our people pretty
well informed during his sojourn among
us : "John W. Plunkett has returned
from the far west , with his hymn book
under his arm. " The qditor of the Star
seems to have had the honor of a visit
from Johnnie , and after injecting the
editorial bug into John's ear , and en
lightening hi& mind on sundry other
points , he delivers the following from
the right shoulder : "John W. Plun
kett has found time to call around with
wrath perched high on his marble brow
inquiring by what right the Star pub
lished the fact that he was living in
adultery with a woman in a quiet town
out West , while his faithful wife whom
he left behind , believed he was mining
in Colorado's auriferous , fields. John
went away with a bug in his ear. He
will not sue for damages criminal
libel right away. "
injras brought in from
afternoon on No.
' * I'
men and of the injured
The former state that he was' stealing a
ride , and had. taken a dangerous posi
tion on the trucks of No. 39 , and was
injured in getting on or off of the same.
The young man claims he was struck
by the train which he failed to hear ,
while walking on the track. At all
events he was injured in some way se
verely , his right leg being badly jam
med up and his back received painful
cuts and bruises , for which he is now
having medical attendance at the B. &
M. Dining Hall. He was in the employ
of the B. & M. , in the blacksmith shop
at Plattsmnuth , and was on his way to
Denver , where he has a brother. He
paid his way to McCook , and being de-
sirious of seeing the country , took a tie
pass from here to Denver. No gieat
mathematical mind is required to cal
culate whether of the twain were the
more economical : Paying for his pas
sage , or traveling on a tie pass.
The suit of the city against L. R.
Jerome , Jr. , familiar to our people un
der the style of "the dude , " for violat
ing the ordinance of our village by dis
orderly conduct and disturbance of the
peace , by riding through our streets at
a reckless gait , yelling , and doing the
cow-boy act generally , was dismissed by
the Squire on Monday morning , after
two days had been consumed in the
trial of the case , and two juries had
failed to agree. This case attracted
the attention and was the subject of
much remark and criticism , favorable
and unfavorable , severe and mild , as
such occurrences are wont to call forth.
J. E. Cochran was defendant's attorney ,
and J. B. Jennings appeared for the
city , and the case was hotly contested
from beginning to end. The case first
came up for trial Friday afternoon ,
which , with the ensuing night , was oc
cupied in hearing the evidence and ad
dresses of counsel. The jury failed tq
agree , and the next day and nignt were
given over to its consideration , and the
second jury failed to agree ; and were
discharged. The failure to convict is ,
attributed by some to the insufficiency
of the ordinance , while a score of other
reasons are given. . At all events the
thing has miscarried , and. the city will
have to , pay the costs.
A large stock of- wall paper Just re
ceived and for sale cheap.S. .
_ S. L , GREEN.
member to sign their names to commu
nications , .and to refrain from person
alities of an unpleasant character. We
desire to have your names , not for pub
lication , but merely for our own private
use , and the same will remain private
property. . Send us in the local jitems
from your neighborhood. We are bleas-
ed to give them space in our collmns.
At the adjourned school meeting held
Monday night , the proposition of Capt.
Phillips of the Lincoln Land Co. , offer
ing block 20 to school district 17 , gratis ,
was accepted by a unanimous vote.
This block is just across the street from
block 5 , which would have cost the dis
trict over $700. So this disposes of
the. matter of site , and the $4,500 will
"be put in the building alone. Two dif-
fere'nt plans of buildings were examined
by the meeting , and the matter was
handed over to the Board of Directors
and the building committee , who will
proceed with the building as soon as
the bonds are issued and negotiated.
The' intention is to begin the erection
of a $6,000 building , finish as much of
the same as the money in | ; he treasury
will permit , and finish-the building in
another year. This will afford room
for the school children of our town for
a year or two and will be in keeping
with our style "and general get up.
Our subscribers along Red" Willow
and" Beaver creeks are complaining of
irregularity in receiving their papers.
Now we wish our patrons to understand
just where the responsibility lies. Dur
ing the entire time we have been con
ducting THE TRIBUNE the paper has
been mailed in the postoffice at McCook
every Thursday evening , without one
failure. The papers are seat from this
postoffice every Friday morning , and
should reach our subscribers on both
the Willow and Beaver on Friday even
ing. We have made inquiries of differ
ent postmasters on these creeks , and
they are of opinion that either the mail
carriers leave before the mails are dis
tributed , or else the mails are not pre
pared at ludianola in time for the car
riers. We hope we will have no fur
ther cause of complaint in this matter.
It is evident that the paper ought to
reach thes points EVERY Friday even-
. _ . miscarriages ,
< * / = Bi.-i 4 af > k
waarfaging near their home about tm > ,
mfles north of Culbertson on the Blackwood -
wood , three members of the Larson
family were severely burned , Mrs. Lar
son not being expected to live , and Mr.
Larson and a daughter both being quite
badly burned. It appears that the
mother's clothes caught fire while try
ing to puh the fire out , and that her
husband and daughter received their
injuries in trying to extinguish the
flames and save her life , in which they
were unsuccessful , as we understand
the mother cannot live. The father and
daughter will be able to be around in a
few weeks. The fire is supposed to
have originated by some passing horse
man or others throwing a lighted cigar
in the dry grass. The case is a sad one ,
and the people of Culbertson have dis
played their practical sympathy by rais
ing the family a large sum of money.
And again. A very severe accident
befell Taylor Games on the Frenchman ,
Saturday. He was returning home with
a load of barbed wire , and in putting
on the brake , while going down over a
bank , the bank gave way , and he was
thrown to the ground , the heavily load
ed wagon passing over his leg , breaking
both bones of the same , producing a
compound fracture which will require
time to bring out all right.
Now comes a case of self-murder from
the Driftwood. The unfortunate prin
cipal in the sad tragedy was a man by
the name of Bitner , who lived up the
creek about eighteen miles from Mc
Cook , in Hitchcock county. We are
not acquainted with any facts going to
show why the man became tired of life ,
and determined to end his. existence ,
but the circumstances connected with
the case , as related to us , seem to leave
no doubt but that it was a clear case of
suicide , although rumors were afloat to
.the contrary. The weapon used was a
rifle , and the ball entered the side and
came out at the back. The man's body
and clothing were both much burned ,
indicating that he placed the muzzle to
his side and leaning over pulled the
trigger. He also left a letter addressed
tohis , brother in whiclhe stated the
action he intended to take. The core
ner's jury rendered a verdict to the
. 'effect that he came to his death by a
gun shot self-inflicted.
John W. Maiken , Indianola's hard
ware man , was in town , Monday ;
James , M. Morris , Berikolman's flour
ishing merchant , was in town Monday.
Mrs. Stevenson , wife of Principal
Stevenson , arrived in McCook , Saturday.
Mrs. G. W. Daniels is entertaining
her sister , Mrs. Vina Wood of Ham
burg , Iowa.
James John , William Selby and Joe
Vest of Cambridge were registered at
the B. & M. , Monday.
Wm. Swcot , D. F. Lanphear and A.
E. Merritt , are recent arrivals from
Illinois. They hail from Gilman.
Register Laws went down to Hast
ings , Tuesday , as a delegate to the Dis
trict Convention which met in Hastings
on that day.
Charles Dillon of Cullom , 111. , a car
penter by trade , arrived in town , Mon
day. He has gone to work for Con
tractor Collins :
Mrs. W. H. Smith of South McCook
is mother of a fine 9-pound boy , who
made his first'bow to the admiring fam
ily Tuesday at 12 M.
Dr. Stutzman of Hillsdale , HI. , son-
in-law of Dr. Boyle , is the latest addi
tion to our corps of physicians. The
doctor arrived last week. "
J. E. Cochran went to Oberlin , Kan
sas , Sunday , in order to be in attend
ance at the District Court before which
session he has important business.
C. A. Fredericks and wife , H. A.
Fredericks and Mrs. J. A. Lester , all
of Council Bluffs , Iowa , were in town
a number of days of this week in quest
Mrs. Highland of Red Cloud has been
visiting Mrs. W. S. Perry during the
past two weeks. Mrs. Perry gave an
enjoyable evening party for her guest ,
G. W. Daniels went to Chicago , the
first of the week , where he will assist
Mr. Menard in the selection of the large
stock he will put in his new building ,
the first of May.
S. E. Hoge , one of the B. & M.'s
steady and reliable "kings of the road , "
recently purchased a pair of dun ponies ,
which , with some trimming-up , will
mkVa ! fine little team.
. JM ; HkKaYanaghjE. L. Phares , Sam-
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ton , alUpfrDanteny erejinJown Mon-
bis claim and the
Dr. Hewitt , of Friendville , arrhredin
McCook , Saturday , and was the guest
of E. H. McCormiek during his stay in
our town. The doctor is interested in
a ranch near Atwood , Kansas , to which
he made a visit while here.
T. S. Bosley has rented his house and
furniture to Mr. Stevenson , who will
occupy the same , the last of the week.
On Friday , Mrs. Bosley and sister , Blrs.
Lewis , who has been visiting the form
er , leave for Fairmont , where they will
spend some time.
Misses Mary Roberts , Sarah Roberts ,
Sarah Hogan and Mary Melia , are the
names of the young ladies who arrived
from Gillman , 111. , last w'eek. They
purpose conducting a restaurant or
boarding house in the building until
recently occupied by Rider & McPherson -
son as their office.
Rev. Hicks of Osceola , Neb. , and Mr.
Leavenworth of Indianola , drove up
from the county-seat , Monday. Rev.
Hicks is Financial Agent of Bellevue
College of this state , and has been vis
iting Mr. Leavenworth at Indianola ,
and came up to meet old friends and
acquaintances at this place.
W. F. Wallace , J. F. Forbes , Fred.
Harris , E. M. Kendall , and Master Nor
man , Forbes , all of our town , went down
to the county-seat , Saturday afternoon ,
to hear the Georgia Minstrels , who held
forth at W. H. McCartney's Hall , Sat
urday night. All returned on No. 1 ,
except our dashing clerk , who is evi
dently impressed with Indianola or
one of her fair ones.
THE TRIBUNE would like to see our
business men follow the bright example
of Indianola's. business men in the way
of advertising. We are receiving good
patronage from a number of our busi
ness men , and none at all from a con
siderable number of others , who sap-
port us with promises , and rely on the
advertising of others to bring trade to
our town. This is a poor business prin
cipal. Show a little more enterprise in
Saturday evening , April 10th , 1884 , .
Squire Fisher officiating , Henry Pnt-
tcrson to Susan. Flqischhackcr , botH
of McCook. ' . > J
Our prowling paragraphcr arrived oir
the scene of action a few minutes sub-- .
sequcntly and ourEsquir&was still con
siderably perturbed and. faint from the
effects of an attempt to , pronouncetho'
bride's name , maybe. .
No Medicine Can Compared to
Marsh's Golden Balsam ,
"Last month I took a severe cold. I
coughed terribly and could not sleep-
nights. I had a druggist prepare me
some cough syrup , but it did meno -
good. I then tried MARSH'S GOLDEN
BALSAM and was cured at once. It is.
a delightful remedy. " Henry L. Cook
Sednlia , Mo.
"I have used many cough remedies-
in my family , but none that could pos
sibly be compared to MARSH'S GOLDEX
BALSAM. " F. E. Anderson , Leaven-
worth , Kansas.
"Please send me six dozen MARSH'S
GOLDEN BALSAM. Everybody likes it
and all call for it. " M. W. Wilson ,
Druggist , Burton , Mo.
MARSH'S GOLDEN BALSAM , the fa
mous throat and lung medicine , and
MARSH'S GOLDEN BLOOD & LIVER
TONIC , the great blood purifier and liver
corrector , are for sale by S. L. Green ,
Druggist , McCook. Large bottles 50
cents and $1. 46.
Locals under this head 5c. a line for each
insertion. Bills payable monthly.
We have just received a handsome
assortment of calling cards.
Great bargains at Hayden & Co.'s.
See advertisement on eigth page of this
issue for bargains.
No FILLING in DeLand's Chemical
Baking Powder ; and when this is con
sidered , it is the cheapest powder in the
market. A single trial.will convince
you. It is made of Grape Cream Tar
tar and Pure Bi-Carb. Soda , only. Sold
by Hayden & Co.
Blank Deeds , Eeal Estate Mortgages ,
Leases , Bills of Sale , Bond for Deed ,
Quit Claim Deeds , Contracts for Build
ing , Mortgage Deeds , Eelease of Mort
gage , Official Bonds , Soldiers Discharge
Petition for License , Notes , Keccipts ,
etc.at , THE TRIBUNE office.
The co-partnership existing under the name
and style of Duncan & Shekels at McCook , Bed
Willow county , Neb. , is this day dissolved by
mutual consent. C. H. Dunran continues the
business at the old stand , and collects all debts
and assumes all liabilities.
liabilities.C. . H. DUNCAN ,
THEO. SHEKELS ,
McCook , Neb. , March 21,183i.
Attention , Land Attorneys.
We have in stock "Cash Application" and
Proof" blanks , under act approved June 15 ,
I860. Same ore put up in § 1 and $2 packages ,
ready totnail. Send in your order to
THE TBIBUNE , McCook , Neb.
JUST ARRIVED !
THE DENVER , COL. ,
"BAZAAR ! "
FOR A FEW DAYS ONLY ,
With a full line of Spring & Summer
Goods , consisting of Ready-Made Dress
es , Wraps , Hosiery , Gloves , Parasols ,
White Goods , Handkerchiefs , and nu
merous other articles. . ,
Everybody. See posters which willi .Vy
bo. issued Friday morning , stating our- '
place of business. ' -
S. SIMOX & CO. , Denver , CoU < '