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Thursday , May 29 ,
Indicates Unit your stibBcrlpticm to Tti
x TimiUNi : lias expired , and Mint an Invltn
I Won to renew the nanio Is extended.
TO OUR ADVERTISERS.
All locals under tills headinglOc. ullno fo
cach insertion , and same Inserted until order
cd discontinued , unless time is specified. Hill
To-morrow is Decoration Day.
Graham Flour at City Bakery.
Chickens wanted at the City Market
All kinds of blanks kept for sale a
Jor the best Flour in town call a ;
Fresh fish every Tuesday and Friday
at City Market.
Trial by jury is what they all want
except our city dads.
If you want cheap pork call at Join
Farley's meat market.
Blank notes , neatly hound , 50 in a
book , for sale at this office.
Highest cash price paid for hides ,
furs and pelts at City Market.
The very choicest cuts of ham , beef ,
pork and mutton at the City Market.
Go to Green's drug store for wall
paper. A fine stock at bed-rock prices.
An addition is being built to his res
idence by Dr. Johnson , ; cthe big medic. '
We return thanks to Mrs. Boyle for
a boquet of wild flowers left at this
The family of A. Constable has ar
rived in town , which they will make
their future home.
Call at City Market for early vege
tables : Tomatoes , peas , string beans ,
onions , sweet potatoes , raddishes , let
tuce , etc.
Services at the Congregational church
on Sunday , both morning and evening.
The evening service will be by the Sun
The new blacksmith firm , Warren &
Woerner , are building their shop on
east railroad street , east Frees & Ilcck-
nell's lumber yard.
We are informed that V. Franklin
has purchased the Farley lot and build
ings on corner of Main and Dennison.
Consideration , $2,000.
WANTED. A furnished room for one
ID on th in a private family for gentleman
and wifewith or without board. Address
Win. 0. Moody with Frees & Hocknell.
A building is being erected between
the Enloon building and the Central
Hotel on AVest Dennison street , which ,
we are informed , will be used as a store
This is a dry country , think you not
in dry weather but a number of
rainy days makes it about as moist as
any other county. This is the season
for high water clothing to be sure.
There were some heavy land deals in
town , this week , at least there was a
300 pound landseeker in town , for
whom the law ought to make provision
for a 320 acre homestead at least-
Football is extensively engaged in
these evenings , by the boys of small
and larger growth , on Main avenue. is
Occasionally a window pane is demor
alized , put the amusement continues.
By order of the Postmaster General ,
postoffices must be closed after 9 o'clock
\ on Decoration Day , Friday , the 30th
inst. By remembering this fact our
citizens will avoid misunderstandings.
A few sidewalks and crossings during
this season of atmospheric inoistncss
would not be a miss. This country is
not often afflicted with mud , but the
yoke is exceedingly heavy when it is
The Council at their last meeting ,
Saturday night , ordered a druggist's
permit issued to S. L. Green , received
the petition and bond of Boyd & Walsh , "
and ordered notice of such application
for liquor license published.
No. 77 , Luman Howe , engineer , came
into this station , Monday morning , with
her pilot covered with the remains of a
cow , who had become fast in a culvert
near Culbertson , and became the victim
of No. 2 from the west as she came
thundering by. n
claims west by north of town report
crops iu fine condition. Tom Murphy
says that the millet , potatoes and gar
den truck in general planted in that
section arc moving upward rapidly.
Our genial landlord of the Eating
House will soon be a full-fledged cattle
king. He bought a bunch of GO head
from Baily of Driftwood , Saturday , for
which he paid over $1500. This makes
the second bunch John has purchased ,
The Plunkett Sisters gave Indianola
the go-by on account of the high price
demanded for the use of the Opera
House $25 per night. Bloomington
Guard. Just a little off , Bro. Pickett ,
Indianola objects to "second-class"
troupes , you know. *
We understand thatDunbar & Olcott
have purchased the lot now occupied by
Ira Waldo's blacksmith shop , also 20
feet adjoining it on the west , and that
they purpose building a livery stable on
the premises. It will make a capital
location for a livery barn.
Mr. D. Baum arrived home this
morning , Tuesday , the 2uth , from a
three weeks' visit to his cattle ranch in
far western Nebraska.Mr. . B. reports
buffalo grass luxuriant and "cattle roll
ing in fat. Lincoln News. But ain't
it rather previous that "rolling in fat ? "
Perhaps the most marked improve
ment in the way of stock has taken
place in horses. The scraggy and lean
appearing horses are fast giving way to
large and handsome draft horses , who
arc far better adapted to doing farm
work than the broncho. A new era is
A number of rattle-snakes have been
killed south of the round house , recent
ly , and it may be well to sound. the
voice of warning. Our exchanges have
chronicled a number of fatal rattle
snake bites this summer already. Par
ties of children who range around over
the prairies should be on the lookout.
The McCook TRIBUNE has taken the
ob of correcting the Gazette-Journal's
slight typographical mistakes. There
s nothing like being exact , accurate
ind grammatical. Mr. Editor , we thank
you for all your valuable and disinter
ested cousiderateness. Don't mention
t. Will turn the job into a govcrn- a
uent contract with your permission.
Another man has forsaken the land
of rain and mud and made his home in
Willow count- . Frank Olander
arrived from Iowa"the first of this week ,
vith a car-load of stock and household
goods. lie brought with him a span of
as fine brood mares as this county af-
brds , and a great many fine specimens
of horse flesh have conic into the coun
ty , this spring.
The Chicago General Store opens for
msiness to-day , as will be seen by ref
erence to Mr. Menard's advertisement
on the eighth page of this issue. Mr.
Menard , with the assistance of able
clerks , has beun busily engaged in shelv-
ng his immense stock of goods for the
last two weeks , and can now show you
one of the finest stocks in the Rcpub-
Some young Hottentots and they
are becoming numerous have been in
dustriously engaged , not in painting the i
town red , but rather in illustrating ev
ery available board , building , etc. , us
ing colored crayon. The artistic effect
simply charming , and we venture to
suggest to the mothers of these young
Arabs that by similarly illustrating the
oys a lesson efficacious might be
The stock raisers of the Red Willow
met at Carrico on Tuesday of last week
and perfected an organization with the
following officers : President , John
Paxton ; Vice President , Schuyler
Braugh ; Secretary , George Go wing ;
Treasurer , Samuel Tatc. The associa
tion is styled the Red Willow Cattle
Association , and has for its object the w
advancement of the interests of the
cattlemen along the creek. a
The Quarterly meeting of the M. E. e-
"hurch was held in the Opera Hall , last
Sunday , Rev. Mann of Indianola , as- Ui
isting Rev. Bartley in conducting the Uiai
ervices morning , noon and 'night , ;
Vmong other matters a Sabbath School
vas organized , which will meet next st
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock , Moun- ste
ain time , in the Opera Hall , to which w
11 Sunday School workers are earnestly
nvitcd. .Notice of services to be held
two weeks was also erivcn. 01S ;
shape to successful resist the fire fiend ,
should he lay his destroying hand npon
us , ever come to your mind with any
force ? Their ought to be a half-dozen
hydrants putr in , at different points
through the town. Do not wait for hard
experience to demonstrate the truthful
ness of the proposition.
Quite a number of people congrega
ted at the depot , Friday afternoon , to
sec the through freight from Chicago to
Denver which passed through this place.
The train consisted of 22 box cars , and
three coaches , belonging to Mr. Bar
nard , assistant general manager of the
Kansas City , St. Joe & Council Bluffs ,
and the Hannibal and St. Joseph roads ;
Henry B. Stone , assistant general man
ager of the C. , B. & Q. ; and J. N.
Merrill , superintendent of the Iowa
division of the C. , B. & Q. Assistant
general manager G. W. Holdredgc ,
general superintendent T. E. Calvert ,
and assistant superintendents D. E.
Thompson and John McConiff , of the
B. & M. in Nebraska , met the train at
Pacific Junction , Superintendent Camp
bell joined the party down the road a
a short distance , and accompanied it to
Denver. Mr. Westinghouse , the inven
tor of the air brakes which weie upon
trial , was also one of the party. The
train was also equipped with automatic
couplers , and the experiment was pro
nounced a decided success by all the
We have heard a number of expres
sions of righteous indignation from
parties I who have been "located" as
they supposed on a good piece of land ,
which proved to be almost worthless
when they came to make settlement on
the same. There is this to be said :
Many of these "cases of mistaken ident
ity' ' are due to the ignorance of those
locating. Many we say , arc due to
ignorance ; but on the other hand , it is
equally true , we fear , that locators have
taken advantage of the fact that half
the people who drive out over these
prairies and divides don't know what
they are taking , and consequently they
arc shown a fine school section or deed
ed claim , they decide to take it , of
course , return to the land office and P
take out papers on land that is some
times ten miles from the land they we re
over. Just what recourse a man has
in law we know not , but we hope that
some stout granger friend will plow up
quarter section with one of these individuals - .
dividuals who purposely and knowingly
do such work , probably greater care
will be taken in time future.
We take the following from the Lin
coin Journal thinking it might interest
those of our readers connected with
railroad matters :
The object of the trip was not to see
how good time could be made , and the f
introduction of the air brake is not
chiefly for the purpose of saving time.
The advantage to be gained by its use
is convenience and the prevention of $
accidents which result from the impos
sibility of stopping trains suddenly by
the ordinary brakes and from collisions f
between the sections of broken trains.
The automatic brake is so contrived that
whenever a train is broken and the pipes a
parted it sets itself. The filling of the
pipes unsets the brake and when the
turning of a stop-cock or the breaking
of a pipe lets the air out the brake is
automatically set. Accordingly when
train breaks in two the brakes are at
3uce set on both sections and a collision
between the two parts is impossible. h
A test of this was made on the trip
between Lincoln and Rc& Cloud. A
brakeman was instructed to uncouple itt ; ;
the train in the middle without the i
knowledge of the engineer. This was
lone and , although the engineer did not
know what was the matter , and tried
liis best to pull his part of the train
ihead , the sections came to a standstill
within four and a half rail lengths of
jach other. :
The heaviest trains can be stopped ,
within six hundred feet , and the train is
sntircly under the control of the engi
neer , who can set the brakes on the
ivhole train from his engine , or the con- ai
luctor , who can do the same by opening
valve at any coupling. Such a thing
a collision is therefore impossible a <
except on a very short curve. 01
These brakes have been in constant liw
ise on several of the mountain roads w
ind have been used to some extent on ai
he Central Pacific road. Indeed , on
iiountain roads , where there are very
steep grades , it would be a hazardous Siw
jxpcriment to attempt to run a train Sih
vithout the air brakes. h <
W. 0. Moody is building a residence 111G
n the hill south and east of M. A. 111P
R. D. Babcock of Hastings was in
town , Tuesday.
J. S. Phillips of Indianola was in
town , Tuesday.
. Fred. Harris made a flying visit to
Denver , Sunday.
Jack Rawlings and family moved out
on their homestead , Saturday.
W. E. Babcock and family of Cam
bridge were visiting relatives in town ,
Superintendent Campbell and Private
Secretary Harris went to Denver , Sun
day night , on railroad business.
Mr. Fulton , a U. P. land agent , was
in town , the last of the week , and en
tered a number of claims in Frontier
H. A. Pope and D. E. Swinchart ,
two young men from Elkhart , Ind. , who
have entered claims in this vicinty , are
working in the Round House.
G. L. Boyle of Kansas City , who was
called here by the illness of his sister ,
returned to his position in the Western
Union Co.'s office at Kansas City , the
first of the week , Miss Minnie being |
out of danger , and improving rapidly.
J. 11. Neill of Crete , was in town ,
the last of the week , looking , after hi
interests in McCook , and his claims in
vicinity. He made THE TRIBUNE
pleasant call during his short stay , and
gave it as his opinion that our town has
loss poor buildings in it than any town
in the state of Nebraska , and the facts
iu the case bear him out.
II. W. Pike , our new lumber dealer ,
was perambulating around town , Friday
" " the inevitable "fra
day , "setting-up"
grant Havana" in celebration of the
advent of an heir apparent , which was
born to Mrs. Pike at her parents' home
in Portland , Maine , Thursday last. This
latest edition of the Pike progeny
weighed 11 Ibs. , and a prouder Pike
than II. W. , would be hard to imagine.
F. N. Taylor of Bradford , Penn. , was
in town , Tursday and Friday , putting
papers on some land in Frontier county.
Mr. Taylor is largely interested in cat
tle in the Indian Territory , having
3,500 head. He has leased 100,000
acres in the territory for 35 years , and
pays 30 cents per head for each animal
lie runs on the range , which is not lim
ited to any part of the territory. That's
little cheaper than they can be herded
in this neck o' woods , me thinks.
C. A. Nettleton had a fine young
liorse break his leg ) last week.
G. B. Nettleton returned , this week ,
from : Atwood , Kas. , where he has been
putting up a wind mill.
Mr. Forsey has sold his interest in
iiis homestead and timber claim for
$650. A gentleman from the eastern
part of this state is the purchaser.
Cattle are doing well now. The buf
falo grass was never better at this time
f the year. Their is a notable differ
ence between the stock that were fed
uid those that were not. It evidently
pays to feed even in Nebraska.
The young gentleman and lady who
jecupied the middle of the back seat in
Frank Allen's spring wagon , last Sun- "
lay , P. M. , gave the natives a fine sam
ple of "modern love making. " The
jToung man with his arm once and a
lalf around her neck attempted to plant
kiss somewhere in the vicinity of the
ady's nose , but miscalculating the dis-
ance the whole business landed on her
eft ear with a report that sounded like
striking a book agents cheek with half
cod fish. JOSIE.
A young boy was thrown , or fell ,
rom the top of a box car , in the yards
this station , Wednesday , and receiv-
d injuries of a more or less severe na- '
ure about the head. We have heard
lothing whatever' to the circum-
itanccs connected with this case , but
mowing that a number of youngsters
ire in the habit of running under and
vcr the cars in the yard , endangering
heir lives , we venture to suggest the
idvisability of keeping their children
tut of the yard , as some of them are
iable to go aloft , white playing around
rhere cars are b'eing switched about , ci
The parties who were arrested ,
, on information of Dina
Jteincr , for stealing doors , windows ,
rell fixtures , rafters , etc. , from her
louse , had a hearing before Judge Ash-
nore , Thursday , and were found guilty.
Jcorge Enos was fined $1 , and Charles n
hillips $10. I T
Verity , a city that is set on a hill
cannot be hid. Why is it that , as yet ,
no mention has been made of the hap
penings of this hub. To those anxious
to learn something of this great city ,
we wfll say that Bondvillc consists of a
U. S. postofficc , extends from the Beav
er to Indianola and from the Buffalo to
Bondvillc school progressing finely.
Twenty pupils enrolled.
Mr. William Kilgore is putting up a
fine large wind mill on his premises.
The residences of William Collin
and Brown brothers will both soon be
ready for occupancy.
Perry Jones received a visit from his
brother , William M. , and A. B. Kel
logg , both of Mankato , Kansas.
Mr. Armstrong ( now of McCook ) will
begin the erection of a house on his
claim shortly. He was down last week
putting in garden seed.
The firm of Jamison & Rawlings arc
having a wing , ( to the north of thei
house on Main street , ) put up. We are
glad to see such improvements and wcl
come all energetic laborers.
Henry Tomblin of Arapahoe was oul
looking j after his timber claim , this week
Now is the time to look after sucl
claims. Robert Bond has been at work
on his. J. A. Carter just finished put
ting out 3500 cuttings of cotton wood.
The family of Charles Ebert have
our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of
their liitle one , who died a short time
since with measles. One more drop
from life's ocean gone. Albert Ebcrt
of Blue Hills was" in attendance at the
Farmers are busy in this region
more extensive preparations are being
made for crops than ever'before ; ground
is in good condition j small grain looks
well and an immense amount of prairie
will be turned over this season. Every a
thing and everybody is alive.
Through your columns , Mr. Editor , 01
we would like to inform SOMEBODY that 01L
if they will send us our paper at the n
right time we will freely let them have C
the use of it , but we don't like this
thing of not getting our paper for a
week , when only 12 miles away.
An M. E. church building is soon to :
be erected which will add greatly to our
town. Already a Sabbath school has
been organized ( under the Superinten-
iency of W. 0. Bond ) , which for the [
present will convene in the vacant
bouse of A. S. Boughtou at the corner
f Main and Jeiferson streets. The
school is to be known as "The Star of
the Divide , " one more addition to the
We will close by saying that those
vho have their preparations made for
Newport , Long Branch or Saratoga ,
lad better allow that to pass as a phan
tom and turn their attention to Bond-
rille. MOTHER'S SON.
May 23d , 1884.
A little more rain , if you please.
Noble Gregrey is quite low with v
Wheat and rye arc looking fine. Corn
planting is in order now.
Mr. Johnson of Lincoln has chosen
he Beaver for his future home.
Arthur B. Goodman has gone to Mc
to work in the round house.
Two families on one claim Booth
ind Rigs. It makes business lively.
Bill Pryor's frequent visits on the o
Beaver portends in the minds of the
m aginative frosted cake in the future.
Miss Anna Grcgrcy has moved on
icr claim , and a fine claim it is. This
should induce some y. m. to take his
lands out of his pockets. '
Bill Sparling has traded his 80 acres
or a mule team , and is going to start
'or Wyoming in a few days. A num-
cr of others co with him.
The Cobb Bros , have built them a n
icat sod house on their claim , and dame '
umor says a couple of young ladies are f
xpectcd there from Michigan , this
N. 0. Wick wire has peach trees five f
rears from the pit. Those believing
ruit cannot be raised in Red Willow
iounty can convince themselves to the
iontrary by calling at his farm and see-
ng the trees in full bloom. They also far
lore some fruit last year.
May 23. GEN. BEAVER. ,11h
The Ministerial Association West
Nebraska Mission Meeting will be held
the M. E. church. Indianola , on
Tuesday , June 3d. t
r-joaus of nofses , wno
were at the Denver races , passed through
McCook , Wednesday night With the
train were the keepers and riders all
negroes who filled one box car. They
made good use of their banjos during
their short stop here , and attracted
quite a number of people to the station.
The noble " "
brotherhood of "bums" was
well represented on the train.
BEST BOOK FOK EVERYBODY. The
new illustrated edition of Webster's
Dictionary , containing three thousand
engravings , is the best book for every
body that the press has produced in the
present century , and should be regarded
as indispensable to the well-regulated
liome , reading-room , library , and place
of business. Golden Era.
ECONOMY is WEALTH ! And true
economy requires the use of pure gpods
it a reasonable price rather than adul
terated at less. DcLand's Chemical
Baking Powder is absolutely pure and
the price is reasonable. It contains
only Grape Cream Tarter and pure'Bi-
The Courier contains an account of
an accident by which a boy "had the
collar hone of his right shoulder frac
tured. " Another addition to anatomy.
"BEST OF ALL. "
Marsh's Golden Blood and
Liver Tonic is an Excel
"My wifi- was cured of Liver com
plaint and disordered Blood , with
MARSH'S GOLDEN BLOOD & LIVER
TONIC. It is the best of all remedies. "
Jas. J. Wright , DCS Moines , Iowa.
"Your GOLDEN BLOOD & LIVER TON
IC is an excellent remedy for billious-
uess and loss of appetite. I have used
it several times. " Mrs. Mary Thomas ,
Fort Scott , Ivans.
"My Blood , Liver , Kidneys , Stomach
and : Bowels , where out of order. I used
several ( remedies and prescriptions with
jut benefit. MARSH'S GOLDEN BLOOD &
LIVER TONIC cured me. It is a. grand
medicine. : " John G. Hill , Kansas
City , Missouri.
MARSH'S GOLDEN BLOOD & LIVER
TONIC , the great Blood and Liver puri-
ier , and MARSH'S GOLDEN BALSAM ,
he famous Throat and Lung medicine ,
ire for sale by S. L. Green , druggist ,
McCook. Large bottles 50 cents and $1.
SUSIN'ESS POINTERS ,
Locals under this hcud 5c. a line for each
iisertioa. Hills payable monthly.
Go to John A. .Lee's for sewing
J. S. Phillips agent for McCormick
capers , mowers and twine binders ,
epairs , etc. , Indianola , Neb. 52.
We might as well be out of the world
out of the fashion. So call and pur-
ihase one of those lovely jet Bonnets
S. A. & L. C. Rowell's.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Examine the new stock of millinery re-
icived at the East Side Millinery Store
ept by S. A. & L. C. Rowell.
Parties wishing to purchase a first-
lass machine can be accommodated by
ailing on John A. Lee , who has the
gency for the celebrated Wheeler &
Yilson Sewing Machines.
Noah Mishlers celebrated stallions ,
ampaco ; Messenger and Marquis will
tand at Russell's barn , McCook , on
Saturday of each week , from May 1st
August 1st. Call to see them.
Blank Deeds , Real Estate Mortgages.
Ceases , Bills of Sale , Bond for Deed ,
iuit Claim Deeds , Contracts for Buildi
ng , Mortgage Deeds , Release of Mort-
age , Official Bonds , Soldiers Discharge
'etition for License , Notes , Receipts ,
tc.at , THE TRIBUNE office. \
Deeded Claim For Sale.
I offer for sale one of the best farms
the valley , only 4 miles west of Mc-
'ook , in section 2.J , township 3 , north
range 30 west. There is a new wind
nill , good stabling and shedding , cellar
louse and 50 acres under plow , 3 acres
nice growing timothy. Price , $1.500.
Jail on or address MIKE WEICK ,
McCook , Red Willow county , Neb.
Notice to the Public.
I have just purchased 28 head of the
nest beef steers in Western Nebraska ,
ud am now prepared to furnish the
hoiccst cuts of beef at the City Market.
C. H. DUNG AN.
I have opened up the old Rider brick v
ard , and want about 40 cords of wood -
once. H. P. KELLY.
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