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Thursday , April i6th , 1885.
TO OTJE ADVERTISERS.
t37 All locals under this head at the rate of
.Oo. for first Insertion , and fie. per line for each
subsequent insertion , and twine will be run
until ordered out. unless time is specified.
Job work spot cash. Statements will bo pro-
ponied at the end of each month.
CONGREGATIONAL. Sunday School at 10
A. M. every week. Preaching services every
Sunday night at 7.30. M. T. Also , every alter
nate Sunday morning at 11. M. T. Exceptions
to the above will bo noticed in locals.
GEOIIOE DUNQAN , Pastor.
t METHODIST. Services every Sunday at 11
z A. M. nnd 7:80 P. M. . mountain time. Sunday
School at 3 P. M. The services and Sunday
? nchool will bo held for the future in the Opera
Hall. All arc cordially invited. Seats free.
i W. S. Wheeler , Pastor.
CATHOLia-Scrvices will bo held in the
Opera Hall once every four weeks.
JOSEPH CLEUY , Pastor.
A. F. & A. M. McCook Lodpro , U.
.J. , meets on the first and third Tues
days of each month.
G. L. LAWS , W. M.
, G. REES. Secretary.
B. & M. R. R. Time Table.
EAST LEAVES ! EAST LEAVES :
No. 2 7:10 , A. M. | No. 40 5:40 , P. M.
WEST LEAVES : WEST LEAVES :
No. : tn 1:00 , P. M. I No. 1 9K ! , P. M ,
PBfEantbound trains run on Central Time ,
and westbound trains on Mountain Time.
Freight trains do not carry passengers.
CHAS. UEEB , Agent.
Fresh candy at the City Bakery. ,
E. M. Brickey & Co. for clothing.
New Orleans Syrup at Wilcox Bros
Honesty on long time is a good ifr
Remember ! Clothing at cost at Wil
First-class 12 in. Stock Boards at
Pike's Lumber Yard.
Spanogle & Rinker have the Grass
Hopper Rod Breaker.
A car-load of Plows and Harrows just
received at Spanogle & Rinker's.
The pay car made its monthly pilgrim
age to McCook , Wednesday evening.
Pike sells strictly up to Chicago
grades. No culling or picking over.
Jennings & Starbuck have plenty of
money to loan on real estate for 5 years.
Two setts of harness , ( one light and
one heavy , ) for sale at B. F. Olcott's ,
FARM LOANS Col. Snavely informs
us that he is now procuring farm loans
Remember the change in place of
holding Methodist services. Hereafter
> at the Opera Hall.
Remember the gospel temperance
meeting at the Opera Hall , Sunday at
4:30 , P. M. , mountain time.
That baled hay at Olcott's barn is just
the thing for breakers and teamsters ,
besides being bright and eatable.
Close figures and bottom prices given
to cash buyers at Pike's Lumber Yard.
Cash is what talks in this country.
From favorable indications we note
the fact that more trees will be planted
this year than ever before in one season.
Stock boarded by the day or week at
Olcott's barn , opposite Colvin House.
Also buys and sells stock on commission.
/ Dr. Stutzman was called out to see a
patient in Dundy county , Sunday night.
He returned on No. 2 , the following
An excellent quality of sweet Michi
gan cider at City Bakery. Also , a car
load of Apples which will be sold cheap
by the bushel.
W. M. Irwin put in one of those Boss
Woodmanse 12 ft. Wind Mills and
Pump for Bert. Potter on his home
stead , last week.
If you want a suit of cloths cut and
r made in first-class style , call on R. A.
Cole , first door west of B. & M. Pharm
acy , McCook , Neb.
The business men have raised a sub
scription and hired Deputy Sheriff
Welch to protect and guard their inter
ests as night watchman.
Indianola has a runner on all trains ,
who directs land seekers to that town.
Mr. Berge is the gentleman , and he
operates from Oxford west daily.
Among the recent additions made by
Stokes & Troth to their stock interests ,
is the Geo. Gowing bunch , and a num
ber of steers purchased from Jno. Stone.
We are informed that Samuel Phelps
Leland , the celebrated lecturer , is mak
ing his dates for Nebraska , and that he
will be in McCook in the near future.
Look for date.
WANTED A few more pupils to re
ceive instruction on the piano and or
gan. I also teach voice culture. Call
at Dr. Boyle's Dental Office.
White Russian Soap , 5o. per bar , a
A choice lot of candy just receivec
at the City Bakery.
G ft. and 8 ft. Stock Boards , just th
thing for stables , or "claim shacks , '
at Pike's Lumber Yard.
Indianola will shortly have thre
banks. C. S. Quick and J. N. Wood wil
be the new bankers. Verily , the county
scat do boom immensely.
Gain immortality and fame by attach
ing your name to a petition for liquoi
license. Ample opportunity for ruch
renown is now given.
The first citizen to put down a side
walk along his residence is Mr. Robb ,
and it is in keeping with the rest of A
McG.'s handsome little home.
We have a fine lot of apples on ham
that must be sold at once to make room
for other stock. We will sell them a
$1.25 per bushel. PROBST BROS.
Third and last call , and Hayes Centre
gets the county-seat of Hayes County
And as the result we have great rejoic
ing in many hearts and a larger boom
A number of the arrivals , this week ,
brought good-sized bunches of cattle
with them. With some perseverance
such men will become independent in a
The refreshing shower of Wednesday
evening and night was a most welcome
visitor to this section , settling the dusl
and making the atmosphere most de
The new bank building is beginning
to assume proportions. When completec
it will be the handsomest building in
the valley , except the Arapahoe Na
tional bank building.
Many strangers. Much building.
Great business activity. More busi
ness enterprises in the future. Spring
goods arriving. Smiling business men.
Beautiful weather , etc.
The store of W. H. McCartney at
Indianola has been closed by Paxton &
Gallagher , Omaha grocers , under a
mortgage. The mortgagees are now of
fering the stock for sale.
THE TRIBUNE has the very best facil
ities and workmen for doing Job Work
in Southwestern Nebraska. We guar-
antee neat and 'tasty work , and entire
satisfaction in execution and prices.
Car-load of Grand Island Flour just
received at the City' Bakery. Will be
sold at from $1.90 to $3. ( JO per hun
dred. Also , a fresh supply of White
Bolted Corn Meal and Graham Flour.
A defective wheel derailed a box car
Sunday , just as the train was preparing
to pull out. The car was loaded with
coal , and as the train had only attained
a .slow rate of speed , the damage was
The dearest spot on earth is home ,
sweet home. The cheapest spot on earth
to furnish a home is at J. P. Mathes'
Furniture Emporium. Everybody is in
vited to call and see him in his new quar
ters , at McCook.
DENTISTRY Dr. Gibson is prepared
to receive calls in his new office , oppo
site the post-office. If you want first
class , reliable dental work , at moderate
prices , give him a call. Perfect satis
CnuRCH NOTICE Until further no
tice our Methodist brethren will hold
their services in the Opera Hall. Morn
ing services at 11 o'clock ; evening ses
sion at 7 o'clock , and Sunday school at
3 o'clock , all mountain time.
Men are really dear disinterested crea
tures to be sure , sometimes. Do we
gather figs of thistles ? Do men kick
unless something is hurting them ?
Ain't the mere fact of the kicking pre
sumptive evidence of the hurting ?
The ladies of the W. C. T. U. will
meet at the residence of Mrs. Scott , in
South McCook , Friday afternoon , from
3 to 4 P. M. , mountain time. All per
sons interested in the cause of temper
ance are cordially invited to meet with
There are now twelve regularly li
censed drays in McCook , since the ad
dition of three fine dray teams by Will
Dolan. If the number of drays can be
taken as an indication of the business
activity , our business men are indeed to
THE WOODMANSE Mr. Hewitt , who
is preparing to irrigate-some land for
garden purposes , east of the old Kyler
place , has put up one of the celebrated
Woodmanse Mills to draw the water.
Mr. H. will plant trees , vines , and gar
den truck in great variety , this spring.
Drop in the Great Western Furni
ture Emporium and inspect that hand
some assortment of new Window Blinds.
They am beauties and reasonable in
Sheriff Wclborn of McCook , came
in yesterday with Charles Bowman and
C. M. Lee , three card monte men , whom
he left with Sheriff Mclick for safe keep
ing until the next term of district court.
The official ax has fallen. That it is
suspended again is none the less evident.
Boys , shun the saloon and the gambler's
nest , and you will most likely secure
and retain the confidence of the com
pany and your position.
This week's Courier contains this sug
gestive gem : "We don't particularly
dislike to play those very innocent little
games , but our friends will.confer a fa
vor upon us by enlightening us on the
subject before we get in too deep. "
The present night agent , J. W.
Campbell , has been changed to day ser
vice , and Fred Snow assumes Jim's
former position. This gives additional
facilities for disposing of the largely in
creased business of the company at this
Petitions are now being circulated
around town for at least two saloons.
If saloons are such desirable additions tea
a town , bring so much money to town ,
you know , and the like , why let us have
at least one dozen. You can't have too
much of a good thing.
The City Meat Market is now under
the proprietorship of Church & Bohan-
an , John Farley retiring. The new
firm is putting things in ship-shape as
rapidly as possible. Mr. Farley will
establish a ranch on Spring Creek ,
Frontier County , this spring.
The operators at the B. & M. head
quarters at this place , by reason of the
storm , which raged west of here ,
Wednesday afternoon , found it almost
impossible to use the wires between Mc
Cook and Denver at times. They report
it as the worst electric storm experienc
ed since 1881.
Two Oberlin freighters had their
pockets picked at the depot , Monday
night. One of them was relieved of $30
in money and a watch , and the other a
smaller amount. This may serve as a
pointer to our new Deputy. There are
plenty of crooks to be seen on the streets
and around the depot. . - .
' " * %
We notice that farmers are bringing
in considerable corn these days. Still
the local demand is much larger than
the supply. Stockmen , who are now
getting their strings of horses ready for
the spring round up , are using quanti
ties of corn , which increases the demand
For that cereal beyond the usual.
Among the new houses in course of
erection and shortly to be commenced
are those of J. A. Wilcox , Mr. Rinker
and Rev. Suess. Mr. Wilcox will build
a residence 28 ft. square , with a 16 ft.
addition , making one of the roomiest
louses in McCook. Mr. Rinker's resi
dence will not be so large , but conven
ient and home-like withal. Rev. Suess'
louse is now ncaring completion. An
other 24 ft. square residence is now be
ing built in H. C. Rider's west addition ,
and a number of other residences are
going up in South McCook.
In all our journeys around town noth-
ng in nature has greeted our view more
> eautiful and home-like , more grateful
and cheering than the properties of
Messrs. A. Campbell , George Hockneli ,
J. R. Phelan , A. McG. Robb , C. F. Babcock -
cock and others , as the yards of these
gentlemen now appear in their spring
jarment of velvety green. To be sure
ihcse results have not " come spontane
ously , but are the fruits of labor and
care and money. We are pleased to note
that many others are breaking the buf-
'alo grass in their yards and laying the
'oundation for making their properties
ar more home-like and inviting.
The old board of trustees met , $
iVednesday evening , and cleared up all
heir unfinished business. Bill of'S. H.
3olvin , board Bowman and Lee , confi-
lence men , was allowed and warrant or-
lered issued. Bill of Starbuck & Jen
nings , attorney fees was also allowed
and warrant ordered issued. Petition of
Velsh & Boyd for saloon license , was 1
ead and notice of said application was
ordered published for two consecutive
weeks. Vote of the late village elec-
ion was canvassed and the following
lersons were declared elected Trustees
or the ensuing year : R. B. Archibald ,
C. T. Brewer , Thos. Mclnroy , Chas.
tfoble and W. C. LaTourette , and cer-
ificates of election ordered issued by
he clerk. Adjourned.
It seems to be the anything but fe
licitous province of our Indianola con
temporary to on all occasions miscon
strue our utterances in relation to him
self aud the people of Indianola in par
ticular so as to enlist the sympathy o
the Indianola people to himself an <
prejudice them against THE TRIBUNE
We submit it to the people of the county
seat whether we have ever said anything
prejudicial to the interests of your enter
prising town and we use the word en
terprising in all candor. The prosper
ity and enterprize of the town and pco
pie of Indianola has ever been a source
of gratification to us rather than bit
teruess and envy as The Courier wouh
intimate. We have no reason to change
our expressed view concerning the en
largement of The Courier to its preseni
size , although we really thought that one
experience would suffice The Courier
even. Time will inevitably decide the
correctness of our position. Readers ol
local papers greatly prefer quality to
quantity. A large paper filled with
plates and other non-local news can
never fill the demand for a local paper
We can find charity enough , however ,
to forgive all but that Latin , Bro. Bish
op , but "Et tu Bruti" is really an in
excusable travesty on Latinity.
The prompt , business-like manner in
which Deputy Sheriff Welch discharged
his duty with Bowman and Lee , the
two confidence men arrested , last week ,
for playing their nefarious schemes on
an innocent New York state lad , in
which the late resident of the Empire
State was mulcted to the tune of some
$50 , does not seem to meet with the ap
probation of some and gentle reader
to whom do you suppose the word some
refers to the law-abiding citizen who
is always anxious to see just such ras
cals as Bowman and Lee propeily dealt
with ? Well , hardly. The Deputy's
course receives the entire approval of
every citizen who is on the side of law
and order , and it is their sincerest desire
that all such men may be thus dealt
with. A few more doses of the law's
rigor will clean out more of the tin
horns , confidence men , faro dealers ,
and individuals of that stamp.
Allow us to remark that the Judge
plays , that good old game , largely in
use by some of the profession , called
"bluffjl'.with admirable effect. We are
now Vouchsafed the information that the
electionJielcrTuesday of last week was
neither a general nor a special election
and hence no election at all and that
all the saloons could have been open
on that occasion and enjoyed entire im
munity from the law. Verily , thy name
is wisdom and when thou speakest , it
is law ? or a provision or an amend
ment. Have we a Daniel come to judg
ment , or hath much learning made thce
mad , or hath the invidious wet grocer
ies disarranged ? But , nevertheless , the
Judge offers $5.00 to anyone who will
prosecute the matter to ascertain wheth
er the saloon had a right to be open on
the evening of the village election or not.
REAL ESTATE J. W. Palmer of
Washington , 111. , was in town , this week ,
investing in some real estate. He pur
chased a quarter section , situated seven
miles from town , from J. P. Squire for
a consideration of some eleven hundred
dollars. He also bought several lots
from the Lincoln Land Co. , and we are
informed that he will make McCook his
ANOTHER BRICK Win. Staddleman ,
formerly of Orleans , but now of Omaha ,
has been in town , this week making ar
rangements for putting a brick building
50 ft. front on his lots , west of the
Churchill House. He informs us that
the building will positively be erected
this summer , and that it may be two
On or about the 21st of this month
the different legal lights of our town
will meet and display their forensic
powers to decide the ownership of the
$50 taken from the confidence men ,
Bowman and Lee , last week. Will vic
tory and $50 be the reward of counsels
for plaintiff or defendant is the question.
A most satisfactory indication of bet
ter times is the fact that parties in Mc
Cook are now able to place loans on real
estate for those needing a little capital.
This will be a great assistance to many
The horizon to the every point of the
Bompass was brilliantly illuminated ,
Friday evening by prairie fires , which
have raged with more or less severity
almost every week for the past month
Call and see Spanogle & Rinker's top
Mr. John Donnr arrived in town on 39
Mr. and Mrs. Hazon of Indlanoln , spent Sun
day in town.
J. C. Ilirdsall , now conductor on tbo stub
spent Sunday In town.
Henry T. Church returned from a trip down
the road on 30 , Wednesday.
J. P. . King- , County Clerk of Dundy , was in
town , Monday on business.
Dr. Kay was out of the house Monday for th
first time in a week's illness.
Gco. A. Uonklomun of Denver , Colo. , attend
ed the Associations' session , Friday.
Miss Jennie Arnold of Ludcll , camoovcrto
this place , Monday , and took Tuesday's pas
Miss Carrie Ashraoro came up to McCooSc ,
Saturday noon , and spent a few days with h
cousins , the Misses Fisher.
Representative Hockncllwas taken quite ill
Sunday night , the effects of over-work , but is
now able to be around again.
llcv. W. S. Wheeler of the M. E. church IIIIH
rooms with Prof. W. S. Webster , where his
friends will find him by calling.
A. H. Stcclo arrived from the eastern part
of the state , with wife and child , Sunday. Ho
will probably engage in business at Hayes
Samuel Syrnms arrived from Kansas City
Tuesday noon , on his way out to his Chase
county claim , where his family has been for
J. W. Macrum of Denver , Manager of the
American Cuttle Co. , was in town , Friday , in
attendance upon the mooting of the Stock
William Proctor was in town , Saturday , after
supplies , and called in and ordered THE Titiu-
UNE sent to his brother-in-law ut Cleveland ,
111. , for six mouths.
S. H. Colvin started for Plattsmouth , Tues
day morning , being called there by a telegram
announcing the illness of lira. Colviu , who is
visiting in that city.
J. M. Edmiston , State Agent of the Union
Central Life Insurance Co. of Cincinnati , is in
town this week. The Union Central has quite
a number of policies in McCook.
Al. B. Christian of the Fairmont Bulletin
stopped in McCook , Tuesday , on his way home
from a land hunt in Kansas. Mr. C. made us
an agreeable call during his sojourn.
J. L. Brush of Greoley , Colo. , was present at
the meeting of the Stock Growers' Association ,
Friday last , giving the meeting the benefit of
his valuable experience and information.
Granville Boyle , T. J. Fruzer , Henry Hoscn-
berger , and Hannah Elwell and Anna Price all
of Humboldt , and after land , were in town
Monday. They wont east on 40 , Monday
W. O. Moody came down from Stratton , Sat
urday evening , and spent Sunday at home.
Mr. Moody reports the burg as booming in
earnest. Culbertson will soon huvo to look
well to her laurels.
W. A. Reed of Clinton , Iowa , brother of C
H. Heed , and a brave "king of the road , " who
has lost a leg in the service , came up to Mc
Cook on a flyingtrip , Thursday last , returning
the following day.
Mrs. C. W. Paine and Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
Paine , wife and parents of C. W. Paine , with
Frees & Hocknell , came out to town , Monday ,
and will make their home with us. W. D. will
build a residence at once.
D. Guernsey of Council Bluffs , Mack Camp
bell of Stratton , Samuel Tate , Manager lied
Willow Cattle Co. , J. G. Stokes and William
Fisher of Carrico , J. T. Kay of Culbertson , were
among those present at Friday's session of the
Stock Growers' Association.
Henry Walker , the cow-boy whose leg was
so badly broken by being thrown from a horse ,
some months since , on the range , went out to
the ranch on 39 , Tuesday. He has so far recov
ered from his severe injuries us to be able to
mock around a little on crutches , but it will
be a long time before he is able to do actual
Elder Barrow of the Christian Church ,
who has been preaching a series of ser
mons in our midst , immersed two ladies ,
Tuesday afternoon , one Wednesday
afternoon and two Thursday afternoon.
An effort is being made to get funds for
; he purpose of building a house of wor
Great Seduction in Watches and
Jewelry at McCrackcn's.
A gentleman by the name of Smith
"roin Concordia , Kas. , has purchased
; wo lots from George Leland and one
rein H. C. Rider in block 30 on Mc-
arland and McDowell streets , and we
are informed will put in a heavy livery
Boston Brown Bread at the City Bak
TEACHERS' EXAMINATION. The regu-
ar monthly examination will be held at
the School House , Tndianola , on the 18th
day of April , 1885 , commencing at 9
o'clock , A. M.
C. L. NETTLETON , Co. Supt.
AH grades and qualities of Shingles
at Pike's Lumber Yard.
It seems as though our town had
ust commenced to grow , when you take
a walk around town , and see the new
msincss and dwelling houses going up
on all sides.
A full line of Pumps and Pump fit-
ings , at Spanogle & Einker's.
An heiress recently married a'man
under the impression that he was a
oachman and upon ascertaining that
he had married an editor , she sued for
jvorce. Further deponent sayeth not
The. City Livery Stable , B. F. Olcott ,
iroprietor , for fine teams.
Mr. G. L. Laws , Director McCook Public
School Dear Sir :
I herewith submit my report for win
ter term closing April 3f 1885.
No. of boys enrolled in school 03
No of girls " 05
Whole No. enrolled 188
Whole No. belonging 13t
Average attendance 115
No. of visits of Board 3
No. of visits of Patrons 45
The following pupils were neither ab
sent nor tnrdy during th" term : Ida
and Eva Ilurd , Goldie llussell , Nora
Schaffcr , Clara Whittakcr , Vcrnie Ber
ry , Eliza Olcott.
Following Ja the enrollment for the
present term :
No. of boys enrolled 52
No of girls enrolled 73
Whole No. enrolled 123
Following are the branches taught
this term , and number of pupils in each
No. studying Latin 3
No. studying Alcgohru < *
No. studying Physiology 4
No. hludylng Book Keeping -
No. studying Geography , all grades
except island Oth.
No. studying Arithmetic , all grades
No. studying Grammar , all grades
except island 5d. !
No. who read , entire school.
. , " "
No. who spell
No. who write , . "
The term has opened pleasantly , and
promises to be a prosperous one. We
cordially invite parents and patrons to
visit the school as frequently as time will
permit , llcpectfully ,
W. S. WEBSTER , Principal.
Plowing for corn is the order of the
day on the Beaver. Mr. Ilalsea would
like to see the man that appropriated
his plow , Saturday night. Harvey
Springer arrived , Monday , and will farm
his father's place , this season. J. L.
Townley sold seventeen head of year
lings , last week at § 21.00 a head. Mr.
T. has as fine a stock farm as any on the
Beaver. The new store is going up
steadily. MORE ANON.
Hamburg , April loth.
Notice , Stockmen I
At a meeting held at Carrico on the
10th of April , it was resolved to begin
the Red Willow round-up on the 15th of
May , beginning at the mouth of Spring
Creek and working up the Willow to
the head , from there down Blackwood
to Culbertson. There will be a special
meeting of the Red Willow Stock As
sociation held at Carrico on the 8th of
May , 1885. J. K. PAXTON ,
To Our Patrons :
S. A. & L. C. Rowell , wish to inform
the ladies of McCook and vicinity that
their spring stock of millinery will be
open by the last of this week. We re
spectfully ask you all to call and exam
ine the same. Thanking you kindly for
past favors , and hoping to merit a con
tinuance of the same , we are very re
spectfully , S. A. & L. C. ROWELL.
All parties owing me will please call
and settle at once , either at my old stander
or at Golfer's law office. All accounts
not paid within ten days will be put in
Thos. Golfer's hands for collection.
April 16 , 1885. Jonx FARLEY.
Choice Family Flour , $1.75 cwt.
Gold Dust Flour , $2.00
Legal Tender-Flour , $2.15 . ,
" 84. " Patent Flour , $3.00 , ,
Single top buggy , with new pole ; al
so , a single harness. Both for $75.
J. B. MESERVE.
Hunyadi Janos ,
Or , Hungarian Mineral Water , for
the prevention and cure of consumption
and dyspepsia , at the B. & M. Pharmacy.
Team for Sale.
Team and harness for $235. Owner
is going east. Inquire of J. T. Liddell.
H. W. Pike started a Lumber Yard
in McCook , Neb. , January , 1884 , and
has come to stay. Full assortment of
Lumber , Sash , Doors , Lime and Build
ing Material , sold at close prices , con
sidering the freight.
First-class legal cap for sale at this
office. Also the celebrated Omaha
Mills Note Paper , with envelopes to
match. All at reasonable rates.
OFVICE OP THE VILLAGE CLBKK , ;
McCooic , NEB. . April 15th , IfcSJ.
Nolice is lierebv jnven that on the 15th day
of April. 18S5. Patrick Wulbb and Charles E.
lloyd tiled their bond : md petition atthisotlicu
asking the Board of Trustcos of the Vilhure of
McCook , to grant them license to t-cll malt ,
spjritui'iisand vinous Ji < | uorb within the cor
porate limits of said village.
40 F. M. KuiiiELL , Village Clerk.
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