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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 5, 1886)
Thursday , August 5th , 1886.
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\ \ Local Intelligence.
at THE TRIBUHE office for
ap stationery , pen holders , pens.
It is easier to rain now than not.
to W. W. Palmer for youi
Friday and Saturday are ' 'proving up"
, 000 , 000.00 to loan on farms.
V , Agce & Wiley.
Call and inspect our line of Knight
Money to loan on improved farms.
Agee & Wiley.
Tin horns are not so conspicuous on
our streets just now.
Money loaned to persons to make final
proof. Agee & Wiley.
A full line of hardware , stoves and
tinware at C. D. Palmer's.
Sewing machines sold at cost at the
Metropolitan Drug Store.
All kinds of sheet-iron , tin and cop
per work done at C. D. Palmer's.
Money to loan on final proof or deed
ed land. J. D. Turner , McCook.
C. D. Palmer , opposite McEntee , is
the best place to buy your hardware.
If you want the best gasoline stove ,
go to C. D. Palmer's , opposite McE ntee
Money to loan on annual or semi
annual interest. J.D. Turner , McCook.
The City Bakery's bread is known all
along the B. & M. west of here for its
The First National people are having
some painting done in their stair and
Everybody come running , and get
your flv * nets and lap dusters at cost of
W. W. Palmer. 9-2ts.
Pianos and organs rented at the Met
ropolitan Drug Store until the rent pays
for the instrument.
G. W. Bede & Co. have some special
bargains in real estate. Office 4th door
south of U. S. Land office. 27-tf.
The gang of tin-horns remains undi-
minishcd. They are only keeping a
little closer to their dens at present.
Pocket state maps at this office.
These maps are just from the press and
are accurate and complete to date.
As Low AS THE LOWEST G. B.
Nettleton will sell Wind Mills and
Pumps as low as the lowest , ' Feed Mills
FOR SALE 50 head of young mares
and 20 head of mules. Lindner & Er
man , McCook , Neb. Barn west of
We are requested to announce that
M. L. Brown is not married , as some
have supposed , but that he has an Idea
he would like to be.
Take all work to McCracken , the
Jeweler. He turns out good work only
and guarantees what he does. East
side of Main Avenue.
Any one wishing to trade a first-class
residence or a store building for a nice
clean stock of harness will call on W.W.
Palmer , McCook , Neb. 9-2ts.
We have just received a nice line of
calling cards of the latest styles.Also
have in stock an assortment of fraterni
ty cards. Call and see them.
Two car-loads of Sutton flour just
received by Bellnap & ' Harvey. Em
bracing the following popular brands :
Eclipse , Western Rose and Magnolia.
With the bricks now in course of
erection and those contemplatedrent of
store reoms and offices will not be so
high as they have been and are at
Our West End contemporary has
moved into the brick building , opposite
the McEntee Hotel , where they will
have more pleasant , commodious and
Probst Bros. ' are selling more of their
excellent bread than ever , and shipping
immense quantities west daily. Their
well earned reputation has secured for
them a custom that keeps them as buy
as bees to fill.
Parties wanting a piano , or are think
ing of purchasing one sometimebe sure
and call on F. L. McCracken for prices
first. I have a sample of one of the
best make. Will sell any make at low
est prices and on terms to suit. Don't
| STRAYED OR STOLEN.
From my barn , Wednesday night , Aug.
4th , one gray pony and one buckskin
pony , branded open j ± . Suitable reward
will be given for information of their
whereabouts. JOHN G. EATON.
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For-the next 30 days all new subscrib
ers who will pquare their subscription to
date and one year in advance will receive
THE TKIBDNE and the Chicago Inter
Ocean for $2.50.
Call at THE TRIBUNE office fo
cheap stationery , pen holders , pens
Water melons are in the home inarkel
The professional card of Dr. Spickcl
urier occupies space in this issue.
Cast your eye over W. C. LaTourett
& Co.'s new advertisement for bargains
Barb Wire at1V cents.
The copy for the premium list is ii
the hands of the printer and it is ex
pcctcd to be ready lor distribntioi
about the middle of the month.
If thesis rains continue our farmer !
will be compelled to harvest their co"n
crop on stilts. Crops are simply im
mense and the farmer jubilant am
Work was commenced , Monday , 01
the excavation for The Frees & Hock
nell Lumber Co.'s new two-story brick ,
which will be carried right along t (
New wheat is already coming in tc
market.Ve advise our farmers not t (
be too much in a hurry to bring theii
new wheat to market. It will grade
The honor of having the first tele
phone rests upon Representative Hock
uell , who now has telephonic connec
tions between his residence and office ir
fine working order.
We notice that P. L. McCracken has
added a fine , large silver case to his
store furnishings , wherein he can now
display his large stock of silverware tc
a much better advantage * .
The captain of the Haigler base ball
nine authorizes The Reporter to sa }
that his club will play any nine between
McCook and Denver for $50 or a $10C
a side. Haigler Reporter.
The Pate building just east of THE
TRIBUNE oflice has been purchased bj
Dr. L. J. Spickelmier , who will occupj
the same , as at present , for an office ,
The consideration paid is $250.
The Republican County Central Com
mittee meets at Indianola , Saturday af
ternoon of this week , to arrange for the
County Convention and to appoint the
delegates from the various precincts , etc.
The handsome dark bay colt which
W. E. Fry has been driving in his deliv
ery wagon has been purchased by Dr.
B. B. Davis for his personal use. The
doctor has secured a desirable little
We are sorry to note the illness of
Representative Hoeknell , who has been
confined to his bed since Monday after
noon , with an attack of his old enemy
rheumatism. At this writing he is some
A SUGGESTIVE POINTER. Moses Er-
man , of Lindner & Erman , the first of
the week , purchased the W. 0. Moody
residence on Monroe street , at the reas
onable figure , $1,600. The property is
a very desirable one.
It affords us pleasure to indite that
Mrs. W. S. Wheeler , who has been
quite ill with fever for a number of
days past , is improving in an encourag
ing manner , through the kindly minis
trations of friends and the physician's
Yesterday , Dr. Z. L. Kay sold his
valuable tract of land , just north of
town , embracing 240 acres , to A. J.
Pate for $2,400 , or at $10 per acre.
The purchase comprehends one of the
Bnest farms in this vicinity , and will be
a paying investment.
The taxable valuation of property in
Red Willow'county is given by the State
Auditor at $1.073 , OG4. The acreage of
improved land is.placed at 06,067 , aver
age value , $2.00. Unimproved lands
figure up 123,205 acres , the average
valuation of which is also put at $2.00
Our "kid" base ball club met the
Arapahoe youths on the diamond , last
Thursday , and were their's by a score of
20 to 18 , receiving their initial defeat
of the season. Another game has been
arranged for two weeks hence , when our
juveniles hope to return the compliment
to the Arapahoe boys.
A BAUGAIN Messrs. IToble and
Brickey have purchased the Wilcox
stock at Palisade , and are now engaged
in selling out the same. The boys came
into possession of the goods at a rare
bargain and are confident of realizing
handsomely from their speculation. Mr.
Noble is in charge of the stock.
A party of commercial tourists tried
to drink all the whiskey in the citySat-
urday , without much success , other
than getting gloriously drunk and mak
ing fools of themselves. The supply of
"red eyes" was not noticeably diminish
ed. If the affair were reported to "the
house , " an extended vacation might
not be unexpected.
Call at THE TRIBUHE office foi
cheap stationer// holders , pens.
The M. E. camp meeting of the Re
publican Valley District will be held
at Bartley , commencing August 20tli
and ending on the 'jOth.inst. Tents ,
10x12 , will be furnished during the
meeting for $2. Tents , 12x14 , $3 ,
Cheap board can be secured on the
grounds. Pasturage , free.
Last Thursday , the Hover Implement
Co.'s doors were closed under mortgages
held by the U. S. Wind Engine &
Pump Co. , The Moline Plow Co. , and
the Citizens Bank of our city. We learn
that the amount involved is something
like $3,000. and that the liabilities will
exceed the assets four or five hundred
The Chief of Police was around with
a subscription paper , Saturday , and
succeeded in raising about $45 to pay
the water tax on the watering trough
in front of Hayden's old stand until
next May. Tiu ! pipe has been fixed in
such shape as to make it well nigh im
possible for the water "shinner" to get
in his work in the future.
The social at the rink , last Friday
evening , was generally attended and par
ticipated in by teachers and citizens. A
program consisting of recitations , decla
mations , toasts , responses , etc. , absorbed
most of the evening , social chat , plays ,
etc. , adding their mite to the occasion ,
which was gracefully and gastronomical-
ly rounded off with refreshments at
The "At the Front" entertainments
given at the Opera Hall , Thursday and
Friday evenings last , by Private Edward
Warner , were but poorly patronized , and
did not net the G. A. R. relief fund of
this city , or the private , "any great
thing. " The entertainments are report
ed as not being altogether without mer
it ; and the small audiences can be traced
in a measure to other occasions , which
absorbed the public attention.
A jolly pic-nic party from this city
enjoyed the fresh air and rural scenery
on Brush creek , Tuesday afternoon.
These are the participants so far as the
society editor could ascertain them :
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Pate , J. B. Meserve ,
C. G. Potter , W. S. Hills. Mrs. S. D.
Hunt , S. Hardenburg , Z. L. Kay. A. J.
Welch , Carl ClarkR. C. Fisher. Misses
Rabin , Josie Menard , Mamie Hunt , Ma
bel Meserve , Gertie Laws , Theo. Laws ,
and Sherman , and Mr. W. E. Fry.
Last Friday afternoon , Philip Weick ,
an employe in the B. & M. yards at this
place , was a victim of an unfortunate
accident , during the shunting incident
to the making up of No. 40 , whereby he
lost an arm , besides being otherwise
cut about the head. Mr. Weick in
some manner fell under a moving * sec
tion of the train , his right arm being so
badly crushed as to make amputation
just below the elbow necessary , which
was performed by Dr. A. J. Willey , the
B. & M. Surgeon , assisted by Dr. T. B.
Stutzman. The patient is doing as well
as might be expected under the circum
ANOTHER CHANGE August 1st , W.
E. Fry disposed of his flour and feed
business at this place , also his business
property at Yumato , Messrs. Harvey &
Belnap , two of our well-known B. & M.
passenger conductors , who have quit the
road and will conduct the business at
these two points in person. Mr. Harvey
now has charge of this branch , while
Mr. Belnap is superintending the
Yuma store. We wish the new firm
the encouraging success which has been
the portion of the retiring proprietor.
Mr. Fry will for the present devote his
attention to the collection of his out
standing accounts , and the closing up
of the odds and ends of his old business.
We understand that he will embark in
the grain buying business , this fall.
Says the saloon organ : "THE TRIBUNE
received nearly $400last year , for pub
lishing worthless ordinances , and doing
clerical work. "
The saloon organ's character for truth
and veracity is already so badly smirch
ed that ordinarily we do not pay atten
tion to its prevarications. But as the
above is a mendaciously villainous piece
of misrepresentation , we will note the
truth. The amount received by THE
TRIBUNE for publishing ordinances ,
( which the bung-hole describes as worth-
ess and which by the by were largely
prepared by the present Mayor , then
village attorney , ) from December 8 ,
1883 , to March , 5 , 1886 , was slightly
over two hundred dollars. While the
clerk's salary was $85in all about $300 ,
since December 8 , 1883. Come again.
Money to loan , 3 or 5 years time.
J. D. Turner , McCook , Neb.
J5 ? Uiiclei this lieatl we would bo pleased to
have our friends throughout the city uwjualn
us of the arrival and departure of their visitors
E. C. Eaton went up to Akron , Friday.
County Clerk Cramer was a visitor in tlit
city , Tuesday.
C.W.Davis arrived from Washington City
yesterday noon on IK ) .
Deck Toinbliu was a noticeable figure a
tlie 15. & M. depot , Monday.
3Ir. and Mrs. Magner are visiting in the
city , guests of Mrs. T.JfcIis.
11. W. Pike went down to Kansas City
Monday evening , on business.
Mrs. Will T. Duckworth went east , Sun
day morning on an extended visit.
Fred Lytle came down from Benkelman ,
Saturday evening , OH a short visit.
Mrs. L. J3. Stiles went down to Omaha ,
Saturday , on a visit , of a month or so.
C. W : Ballard came down from Akron ,
Saturday evening , returning OH Sunday.
Sheriff Wulborn and Dr. J. S. Shaw wen ;
counly-scatitcs in the metropolis , Monday.
Judge Ashmore passed through the city ,
Mondayei ) routc from the ranch to Indiauola.
Frank lltiddleston and Hud McKillip were
fast-bound passengers , Saturday evening , on
" \V. JJ. Colvin , cashier Akron bank , spent
Sunday iu the city with his uncle , Squire
Mr. and Mi's. It. C. Fisher have moved into
the J. W. L'awlings residence OH Madison
Miss Ella M. Irwin attended the Hod Wil
low county teachers' institute , last week.
W. J. Mcdillin , Stratton , Manager of the
Harlem Cattle Co. , was a business tomist to
this city , Saturday.
W. E. Babcock of Cambridge , anil father ,
visited a few hours iu the city , Friday , guests
of Receiver Babcock.
Mrs. E. A. Leech and family who have
been absent on au extended visit , returned
home , Saturday noon. '
Miss Lottie Burchard of Marshalltown ,
Iowa , has been visiting her sister , Mrs. Lieb ,
for a couple of weeks.
Edna Meserve went up to Stratton , Satur
day , on a visit of a number of weeks to Mr.
and Mrs. W. 0. Moody.
Mrs. B. F. Held , who recently came in from
Akron , left for Three Rivers , Mich. , yester
day , to reside in the future.
Clark Ward , the Indianola grain buyer ,
was looking after some business matters in
the city , Saturday afternoon.
Cashier Brown of the First National joined
wife and little ones OH the claim , Saturday
evening , returning to his labors here , Monday
J. F. Forbes returned , Monday night , from
his trip to old Kanuck-land , having had a
delightful time. The. fact is that Forbes
Miss Etta Henderson of Crete , Nebraska ,
arrived in the city , Saturday noon , on a visit
of some days. She is the guest of her cousin ,
Mrs. F. L. McCrackeii.
J. T. Burkholder , General Manager of The
Howard Lumber Co. , is iu charge of the
company's yard at this place forthe present.
C. D. Thomas is book-keeper.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Duckworth came up
from the farm , yesterday , and will remain
the guests of V. Franklin for some time.
Mr. Duckworth is improving slowly.
Charlie Noble came down from Palisade ,
Sunday morning , returning the following
day , accompanied by Mrs. Noble and the
family , who will remain with him for some
Mrs. Merrill , mother of Mrs. W. 0. Moody ,
came down from Stratton , last Saturday af
ternoon on 40 , and has been visiting her old
friends in the city , this week. She is the
guest of Mrs. E. A. Ilollister.
T. M. Helm , a leading land attorney of
McCook , was in the city , to-day , as attorney
for the defence in the Carter-Johnson con
test. We acknowledge a friendly call.
Chase County Chronicle , 29th.
Senator Dolan of the county-seat was cir
culating around the metropolis , Friday after
noon last. The Senator thinks his chances
for renomination roseate , and feels propor
tionately happy and confident.
Chancellor Manatt of the State University ,
Lincoln , spent a few hours in the city , last
Friday afternoon , while en route to Mauitou ,
Colo. , for his health. The Chancellor is a
victim of that dread affection asthma.
Peter Penner , of McCook , was in town the
first of the week making arrangements to
start a harness shop here. He rented A. I.
Clark's building and will commence busiuess
about the first of August. Hayes Centre
A. S. Bosworth has disposed of his interest
in the Hayes Centre News to J. P. Davis of
that place. Mr. Bosworth left this station ,
Tuesday , for West Virginia , his native state ,
where he will remain at least through the
Miss Sara Lownian , money order clerk in
the Lincoln postoffice , aud Miss Sara Schwab
returned to Lincoln , Sunday last , after a very
enjoyable visit of two weeks to relatives in
this city. The young ladies were delighted
with our city and people.
Miss Carrie A. Hazen of Portlaud , Maine ,
arrived in the city , last Friday evening , and
is visiting with her sister , Mr.s. U. W. Pike ,
on North Marshall street. Miss Carrie will
make finite a lengthy sojourn here recuperat
ing for her arduous work in the Portland
art school of design.
Attorney Hull of Booue , Iowa , who has
been visiting his daughter , Mrs. Lieb , on the
farm about 15 miles south of this city , fora
week or two past , started for his Iowa home ,
Monday evening on 40. During his short
residence iu this section , he evidently be
came greatly attached to the flea festive , as
he took three or four large , healthy speci
mens of the gay insects along home with
him , in a bottle , with which no doubt , to
make life a burden for his neighbors.
WE - : - WANT
IT DISTINCTLY UNDERSTOOD THAT
WE PROPOSE TO LEAD ALL IN LOW
PRICES ON CLOTHING1 AND FURNISHING
GOODS , NOTWITHSTANDING BANKRUPT
SALES. OUR GOODS ARE BOUGHT IN
LARGE QUANTITIES AND AT LOWEST
PRICES AND WE CAN AND WILL SELL
CHEAPER THAN COST OF THE
OLD - : - RAGS
USUALLY FOUND IN BANKRUPT STOCKS.
WE STILL CONTINUE TO 1JE THE LOW
EST PRICED HOUSE IN THE VALLEY.
E , M. BRIGKEY t GO , , THE CLOTHIERS ,
A. P. Leach has moved his hcndiiiirtcis :
into the llowcll building , opposite this ollice.
Senator Dohm is a visitor in the city , this
A. E. Powers , the sterling editor of tin ;
Stockvillc 1'iilM'r , was hi the city a low hours ,
Saturday. Mis. Powers Hccoiiipauird him.
I'm : TIMIJUXK iwivrd the accustomed fni-
tcrnal call. Bro. Powers was called here to
ittcnd a meeting of the Republican Central
Committee of the 30th Senatorial District ,
but ariived too late to assist in thedelibera-
: kmsof that body.
Homy Henderson of Marshalltown , Iowa ,
and Mrs. Harry Jones of lliissell , Frontier
comity , brother and sister of Mr.s. F. L. Mc-
Cracken , arrived in town , Saturday 110011,011
i visit of a few days to their sister. Mr.
Ilviiderson is Court Reporter of the Mar
shalltown judicial distiict , and has been
spending his vacation in Frontier county
ooking after his raihoad Iniid interests
here , and iu visiting rclathes on the Medi
BAGGED His GAME G. W.Franklin ,
heriff of Frontier county , drove into
the city , last Friday evening , in post
laste , the object of his visit being the
arrest of M. E. Cowan of Stockville ,
vho it seems is responsible for the sud
den death of a young man named Chas.
M. Bracken , who lived on a claim near
Stockville. Besides the two parties al
ready mentioned , Grant Thompson , Mrs.
3gan and Miss Ada Shultz are mixed
up in the unfortunate and fatal affairs ,
which occurred , last Tuesday a week.
The evidence adduced at the inquest
shows that all three of the men were
drunk , alcohol being the beverage used.
Chat the women in the case are not like
Caesar's wife above approach. That
] owan drugged Bracken's alcohol , in
order to get him out of the way tempor
arily. But that the poison administer
ed in a very short time called the young
man , who is described as having been
; enerous hearted and frank to a fault ,
'rom this earthly scene of debauchery ,
'ace to face with His Maker. "Verily ,
the wages of sin is death. The sheriff
started for Frontier county early the
'ollowing morning with his prisoner ,
who will there have to answer for his
errible crime. Strong drink is the
cause of all the trouble , as usual , aud
still men bow before the hydra-headed
monster , crying , "Oh , you temperance
) eople , don't kill it , don't. We know
; hat it ruins and kills our young men
and sends them to untimely and un-
lonored graves , but it really wouldn't
do to kill it. "
The Ilayden store has been closed all
veek , to invoiceas , the tag on the front
[ oor would indicate. It is generally
understood that the redoubtable "Doc"
Teazle has purchased the stock in at
The old B. & M. Pharmacy building
s being moved onto the lot in the rear
af Brewer's meat market.
Lutheran services at the school house ,
next Sunday morning and evening at
he usual hours.
The business card of C. W. Davis ,
and attorney , appears elsewhere in this
COON UP A CORN STALK.
EDITOR TIUHUNE : Eight miles east
of McCook is the farm of J. V. Helm ,
which is in a high state of cultivation ,
and there are as fine crops on his farm ,
as can be found in the county. lie has
a potato patch of 20 acres , which , from
present indications , will yield nearly 200
bushels per acre. The patch is very
clean , almost entirely free from weeds ,
lie raises the largest vegetables , and
his 3-acre melon patch can't be beaten.
But his b'0-acre corn field is what at
tracts the eye. It is just coming into
roasting cars ; some of the stalks arc
over 12 feet high , and of enormous
size. An incident occurred , last week ,
to prove this assertion : Mr. Helm had
just finished his chores , and it was quite
dusk , when his attention was attracted
to the corn field by the furious barking
of his dogs ; thinking they might have a
wild tat at bay , he armed himself with
: i pitch fork , and proceeded to the corn
field. It was quite dusk by this time ,
aud the corn being so rank made it quite
dark ; but he proceeded , being directed
by the noise of the dogs , until he came
to where they were. He experienced
some trouble in discovering the object
of their wrath , until he chanced to cast
his eyes upward and there , some eight
or nine feet from the ground was the
object , it was a coon. The dogs had
treed a coon up a corn stalk.
ANOTHER BRICK The Citizens Bank
folks are preparing to erect a fine two-
story brick building on the lot now oc
cupied by their present quarters. The
new building will be 25x73 feet in di
mension. Leech of Wymore is the con
tractor. Work will commence at once.
Their old building will be moved into
the street , this week yet , and the exca
vation for the cellar started. It is pro
posed to make the new structure a sub
stantial and elegant one , an ornament
to the prominent location it will occu
py. The first floor will be occupied by
the bank , and the second floor will be
divided into offices.
YOUXG man Friday of the demijohn
appears to have a large contract on
hand , just now. In face the aggregate
politics of every imaginable shade and
color in Western Nebraska , seems to be
resting upon his Atlasian shoulders.
Next year , if his I-told-you-so policy
don't trip up by reason of his purblind-
net-s , he will extend his political terri
torial dominion and complacently ab
sorb the state. Well , we should cach
The Akron gold fever has succumbed ,
only to be replaced by a "coal find" ' ex
citement of proportions. A special train
of B. & M. officials went through this
station , Tuesday , to investigate the
matter , with what success is not yet
Please remember that I am giving
special bargains in harness goods , and
now is the time to purchase.
9-2ts. W. W. PALMER.
CHENERY & ANDERSON.
OPPOSITE THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
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