Thursday , December 31.1885.
CONGllEGATJONAL.-Sumlay School nt 10
A. M. every week. Prcnchinsr services every
Sunday nl ht at 6:30 M. T. Also , every alter
nate Sunday morning- Hi M. T. Exceptions
to the nbave will he noticed in locals.
\N , Pastor.
. , ftME' ? 2ISTSorvic < ' 8 every Sunday atliT
, Jft1 ! 7 ? Mm ° untaln time. Sumlay
School fc.p. M. The services and Sunilny
school win he held for the future In the noVr
church. All are cordially invited. Seats free.
W. S. WHCKUJR. Pastor.
EPISCOPAL. Services lathe Opera Hull the
first and third Sundays , mornlnjrand evening ,
ot each month. J. A. FDI.FOIITH. Hector.
CATHOLIC. Services will be held in the
church once every four weeks.
THOMAS CULT.KN. Pastor.
W/C. T. U. The ? W. a T. U. will moot In the
Bnadinff Room every Wednesday afternoon at
a o clock. M. T. The Hand of Hope will meet
In the Itendinfr Uooin every Saturday after
noon at 2 o'clock , mountain time.
McCOOK LODGE A. V. & A. M.
llcsrular meetings , Tuesday night on
or before full moon of every month.
S. L. GREEN , W. M.
F. L. McPKAfKKX. Secretary.
Wir.r.ow GIIOVR LODGE K. or P. , [ J.
. Meets the first and third Wednes-
evening of each month.
J. W. UAMPBEU. , C. C.
A. M. SPALDINO , K. U. S.
HocKNEir , HOSK COMPANY' . Regr-
ular meetings on the first Wednesday
'evening ' of each month.
K. B. AllCHIBALT ) , Chief.
B. or L. E. Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers. Meet first and fourth Saturdays of
each month. S. E. HOOK , Chief.
J. C. ANDEIISON. F. A. E.
J. K. BARNES POST G. A. K. Regular meet-
Ings second and fourth Monday evenings of
each month at Opera Hull.
J.-A. WIT..COX , Commander.
J. H.-YAncEit , Adjutant.
Open from 7 A. M. to 8 P. M. , M..T. OHice
will be closed thirty minutes before arrival and
departure of mails. SUNDAY , ollico will bo open
from 7 to 8 A. M. and from 4 to P. M. . M. T.
A. P. SiiAitP , P. M.
B. & M. TIME TABLE.
EAST LEAVES : EAST LEAVES :
No'- 6:30. A.M. No. 40 5:2o , P.M.
WEST LEAVES : WEST LEAVES :
No. 39 12:50. P.M. No.l 8o5 , P. M.
fSTEastbound trains rr.n on Central Time ,
and westbound trains on Mountain Time.
Freight trains do not carry passengers.
it. 11. WOODS , Agent.
1886 is the way to write it.
Fresh candy at the City Bakery.
J. D. McNeely arrived from St. Joe ,
Go to E. M. Brickey & Co. for fur
For Tansill's Punch Cigar go to the
Mrs. John Doner returned from Iowa ,
| 8FMoody& Winter , City Dairy , for
pure and wholesome milk.
Special sale of cloaks , at actual cost.
Lbwman & Son , Pate Block.
Brewer Bros , butcher only corn-fed
steers. No cows or lange cattle.
SSF'Swcet Michigan Cider of excel
lent quality at the City Bakery.
Call and'sec our stock of society
cards. G. A. R. , K. of P. , B. L. E. , etc.
The best coal oil in town , 150 ° xv'a-
ter white , 30 "cents a gallon , at Chenery
Money to. loan on real estate and pat
ented land by the McCook Loan and
Parties from the Willow have bee.n
marketing considerable charcoal in the
city , lately.
The Iseminger Automatic Bill and
Letter File , the very best in the market ,
at this office.
Deceived this wcekan , elegant line of
silks , and trimmings to match , at Low-
man & Son's , Pate Block.
It .looks-like war ! ! ! - Wilcox & Fow
ler htive made still greater reductions in
prices. Now is the time to buy.
G , W. Bcde has some special bar
gains in real estate. Office 4th door
south of U. S. Land office. 27-tf.
There is nothing that a weary news-
gatherer appreciates more than an item
of local news cheerfully volunteered.
THE TKIBUXE will club with any jour
nal in the United States at reduced rates.
Select your paper and call for figures.
Mr. James Kendlen of McCook was
in the city , last evening , visiting with
\ many acquaintances. Gazette-Journal.
I , _ _ _
Stock boarded by the day or week at
Olcott's barn , opposite Colvin [ louse.
Also buys and sells stock on commission.
Almost a full car load of our young
people attended the ball at Culbertson ,
Christmas night , and they report a
"grand time. "
'j S ' , There will be gospel meeting in the
* reading room next Sunday afternoon ,
January 3d , beginning at 2 o'clock. All
are cordially invited.
We have just received undoubtedly
the finest lot of new job types , in hand
some script faces , ever brought to this
city. " We invite inspection of our job
There is no better evidence of the
popularity of a public house , than the
1 fact that the accommodations of' the
same arc taxed to the utmost. Such is
the case with the Commercial Hotel.
. V l
We wkeep open house on Hew
Year Day , and will take pleasure In
receiving all those indebted to us.
No cards , no cake , no pie , but an el
egant receipt book from which to
HALLACK & HOWARD.
We wish our readersone and all a
happy now year.
The Metropolitan drug store keeps a
full line of fancy box papers.
The B. & M. Pharmacy keeps a full
line of .Masonic books in stock.
They have nothing but the finest and
purest drugs at Chenery & Stiles. '
A full line of genuine Pebble specta
cles just received at McCraekcn's.
Don't fail to see those elegant plush
albums ut the Metropolitan drug store.
Men's , boys' and children's hats at
eastern prices. Lnwir.an & Son , Pate
Prescriptions accurately compounded
day or , i.ight , at the new drug store of
Chenery & Stfles.
Call and examine the nice display of
toilet setrf at the .Metropolitan drug store
before buying elsewhere.
The choicest meats at the Central
Moat Market of Brewer Bros , corner of
Main and Dennison streets.
-E. M. Brickey & Co. are offering some
new inducements in ihe way of prices on
fur caps , muffler * , neckwear , etc.
It looks like war ! ! ! Wilcox & Fow
ler have'made still greater reductions in
prices. Now is the time to buy.
Preaching services in the Congrega
tional church , next Sunday morning and
evening at the usual hours , 11. A. M.
and G:30 : , P. M. , mountain time.
The sneak thief was ab oa l at the
Masonic ball , Monday evening , and a
number mourn the loss of overcoat ? ,
umbrellas , overshoes , etc.
As Kris Kinglcs by proxy , Messrs.
Scott and Turner delighted the children
at the Methodist and Congregational
Remember the temperance reading
room , Saturday afternoon and evening
next , by bringing in your donations of
books , magazines , papers , etc.
E. M. Brickey & Co. are selling cloth
ing and furnishing goods at the lowest
prices ever known in McCook , and as
a consequence arc enjoying an immense
The editor enjoyed the felicity of a
Christmas dinner with Mr. and Mrs.
Will F. Lawsou of our city , which ex
plains his unusual rotundity of physique ,
The old Paragon drug store is being
put in readiness for L. W. Marble's pho
tograph gallery , which will be moved
therein as soon as the necessary addi
tion and other alterations are completed.
Plans are already being laid by cer
tain of our saloonists to dictate who
shall compose the next board of trus
tees of this town.LTow do our people
like the prospect at this early date even ?
R. A. Cole , fashionable merchant tail
or , has constantly on hand as fine a class
of goods as can be procured. Suits made
up in the latest style , and perfect fits
guaranted. Prices reasonable. Shop
two doors west of Citizens Bank , Mc
If names are significant , northern
Frontier county must be peopled to a
considerable extent by Somerset County ,
Penna. , Dutchmen. The names of the
new towns just located on the line of
the B. & M.'s extension in that county
are Somerset and Keystone respectively.
Last Thursday evening , the various
houses of ill-fame in this city , or a por
tion of them , were "pulled. " The ma
jor portion of them paid the fines and
costs imposed , a few preferring to spend
Christmas in the city cooler , from which
the } ' were subsequently liberated upon
At the M. E. Christmas entertain
ment , Friday afternoon , Rev. W. S.
Wheeler , received an acceptable gift in
the shape of a neat lump of the root of
all evil. The superintendent of the Sun
day School , H. 11. Berry , was also re
membered , and will take great comfort
in the handsome chair presented him.
As soon as the necessary arrange
ments can be perfected , Charlie McCam-
mom will temporarily establish his res
taurant in the building now occupied by
Stimson & Spotts as a barber shop , until
his old quarters , which were slightly dis
arranged by the fall of the McNeely
building , Tuesday morning , is repaired.
Mess. Stimson & Spotts , recognizing
Charlie's dilemma , have generously giv
en up their large and convenient shop ,
and will return to their former quarters
for the present
The Christmas exercises by the child
ren at the 'M. E. church , which occur
red on the afternoon of Christmas , was
a very pleasant and profitable affairand ,
was thoroughly enjoyed by the children
as well as the adults present. The sing
ing by the children , under the direction
of Mrs. Vincent , was : i feature of the
occasion. All the children present re
ceived a present , and all were duly de
Yesterday noon , J. B. Phelan's little
daughter Edith met with an accident ,
while walking along an icy walk at home ,
which resulted in breaking an arm twice
below the elbow. Medical attention was
promptly rendered , the fractured mem
ber carefully set , and the little sufferer
is getting along very nicely at this writ
ing , and will doubtless be around again
in a few weeks as well as everand , none
the worse for her ugly fall.
This , office received a short visit , yes
terday , from Rev. James Ballard of Red
Oak , Iowa , who was on his way to
" Kansas. " The-reverend
tleman , ( who , as per documents duly
deKvered , "teaches the art of delivery
in rhymes and gestures , embracing 12
methods'travcls , ) on horseback , and in
this favorite style of locomotion had
traversed the entire distance between
Red Oak and this city. '
On the occasion of the twentieth an-
iversary of their marriage , Christmas
night , Mr. and Mrs. Carl Clark were
made the recipients of a surprise party
at the hands of friends , whiclj will ever
mark an enjoyable epoch in their lives.
The parties to the surprise had made
ample provision in the way of dainties
For the in erman and the affair was in
deed a pleasantonc , Mr. and Mrs. Clark
were still further remembered in a num
ber of handsome presents.
It is painfully patent , if we arc allow
ed to judge from the complaints which
arc poured into our ears from all sides ,
ihat the outrageous incompctency of
ihosc in charge of our city postoffice is
aecoming more and more notorious as
time rolls on , instead of .improving.
About the proper caper for'the present
incumbent is "to'resign before our peo
ple rise in their might and take 'such
measures as to make his retirement
The new temperance reading room on
East Dennison street , adjoining THE
TRIBUNE office , will be open on Satur
day afternoon and evening , January 2d ,
or the purpose of receiving such books ,
magazines , papers , etc. , as the people
are disposed to donate or lend to the
room. We would respectfully suggest
that as the object is a most praiseworthy
one , the greatest possible liberality
night well be exercised in this matter.
The ladies of the W : C. T. U. are de
serving of every encouragement and
icarty support in this matter.
The children of the Congregational
Sunday School enjoyed their ' "sual
Christmas tree and treat , Christmas
eve. At the appointed hour , the church
was crowded with the little ones , their
parents and others , who came out to
icar the short , but interesting program
of exercises by the children , and to
witness their innocent glee upon the ad
vent of old Santa Claus and his subse
quent distribution of presents and sweet
meats. The affair was one of great
pleasure to the children , hence its true
purpose was fully subserved.
Volume one of the Personal Memoirs
of General Grant was delivered to the
subscribers thereto by the local-agent ,
Mr. 31ers. Moody , last Saturday. While
the subject matter is entirely satisfac
tory and will be read with deep interest
ay the people of this country , the gen
eral get-up of the book , for the high
price of subscription , is most miser
able , and seems to have been published
with regard to the'most niggardly econ
omy , and is consequently an extraordi
narily poor specimen of letter press and
jook binding , and is a source of univer
sal disappointment to the subrcribers ,
who expected substantialis , not elegant ,
One of the finest , largest , handsom
est gangs of tin horn gamblers and gen
eral toughs that has ever congregated
n this city met at the depot , Sunday
evening , on the occasion of vthe depart
ure of the notorious "Doc. " Way for
Omaha in charge of Deputy U. S. Mar
shal Stewart of Riverton , charged with
violating the U. S. laws on the liquor
question. While the probabilities are
that Way will escape with a simple fine ,
t is nevertheless the desire of the law-
abiding portion of this city that he be
severely punished , as his disreputable
course merits. Way certainly received
an ovation from his fellow toughs on
, . -t
The sudden collap'se of the McNeelj
building. Tuesday morning , is the most
i unfortunate affair of the kind which this
city has ever experienced , and yet with
al , a most fortunate occurrence , when
one-speculates upon the probabilities
and possibilities of the panic happening
after being occupied , with its attendant
loss of property and lifo. It is noc out
intention at this time to enter into n
discussion of the merits of the case ;
the matter is an unfortunate one at best ,
and those who havo the building contract
and general oversight feel the circum
stances poignantly at all events. The
destruction of this handsome ornament
to our city , however , has proven , dem
onstrated indeed be"ond a peradvcnture ,
and at a great cost , the utter insufficiency
ofhut is styled "McCookstone" to
sustain the weight of a two-story build
ing under any but the most favorable
circumstances. And , as in the case in
question , when exposed - to moisture ,
which its porous nature largely and rap
idly absorbs , it crumbles away under
great weight like so much chalk. The
Joss .will approximate $3,000 , which
.will likely include the damage caused to
adjoining property and stock. Messrs.
Fry & Snow are damaged probably $150 ,
while the same amount will doubtless
cover that caused the Starbuck building
and Mr. McCammom'a stock. Mr. Mc
Neely has been'a'dvised to the acci
dent and nothing can be done until his
Stationery , blank books , toilet articles ,
etc. , at Chenery & Stiles' drug store.
As the notjce appearing elsewhere in
this issue indicates , the partnership here
tofore existing between J. W. Dolan
and V. Franklin has been this day dis
solved by limitation and mutual consent.
The assets of the Indianola bank will
be collected by J. W. Dolan , who also
assumes the liabilities of the same , and
will continue the business thereof. V.
Franklin assumes the liabilities and will
collect the assets of the Citizens Bank
of this city , which will be continued ,
after January 2 , 1886 , as a duly incor
porated banking institution , with a paid
up capital stock of $50,000.00 , with
V. Franklin as President , John R. Clark ,
( Cashier of the First National Bank of
Lincoln , ) Vice-President , and A. C.
Ebert , Cashier. This acquisition of ad
ditional capital and experience will hold
the old reliable Citizens Bank of Mc
Cook up to the position she has always
occupied among the most conservative
and substantial banking institutions of
Spot cash will be paid for fresh milch
cows by Chas. E. Ilinman.
THE MASONIC BALL.
If there is one feature more distinct
ive than another about the grand old
order of A. F. & A. M. it is this , that
whatever they attempt they carry trough
to a successful termination , .and that
their balls , wherever they occur , in point
of social importance and enjoyment are
unexcelled. And that given by .the lodge
of this city on the evening of St. John's.
Day , Monday , was no exception to the
general rule ; and although the elements
seemed to have.combined to defeat their
purpose , the'Opera Hall was we.ll filled ,
by ten o'clockdespite the rain and wind
and mud , which made the outside world
anything but inviting. That the occa
sion was one of general and hearty pleas
ure , the hum of merriment which filled
the room the while , the joyous counte
nances which were everywhere noticea
ble , the spirit and vim with which those
present engaged in the "mazy waltz"
and the less exhilarating square dances ,
all attest. , About midnight the welcome
announcement was made that supper
was then ready at the Commercial Hotel
and at E. Kendall's restaurant , and in a
few minutes the hall was cleared and
the merry dancers were partaking of
the delicacies of the season , which were
so bountifully spread at both places , in
such ta teful and inviting array as to
delight the most fastidious epicure. Be
low we append the menu of the Com
COMMKKCIAI , IIOUSK MEX17.
Oysters , Stewed and Kaw ,
Quail on Toast ,
Westphalia Hani , French Rolls ,
Cold Turkey , Pressed Chicken ,
Pickled Tongue , Sausage Bolls ,
Lobster Salad , Cold Slaw , Celery ,
Vauillajce Cream ,
Fruit Cake , White Cake , jChocolate Cake ,
Jelly Cake , Cocoanut Cake , Jelly Tarts ,
Oranges , Dates , Grapes ,
Tea , Coffee , Cheese , Crackers.
A nice line of hanging and stand
amps at the Metropolitan Drug Store.
CORN I CORN !
I have put in scales at my ranch on
Brush creek and I will buy all the corn
; hat comes , at the market price. .Also
lave 50 good ponies for sale , broke or
unbroke. 27. J.B.MESERVE.
NJ'Xta N y- > 1 -N -S Nrf - / > - / * > * V N
| John Dawson of Alma was a Commercia
, guest , Saturday.
! Floyd Hollister returned to Cheyenne ,
i Wyo. , Tuesday night.
I Dick Tatc of Carrico , Hayes county , was
in the city , Christmas day.
| Gco. E. Banks of Cnlnertson was in town
Monday , on land business. .
Dr. B. B. Davis returned.Monday.evening ,
from hi § business ( ? ) trin to Beatrice.
Lewis Hastings of Yillisca , Iowa , was reg
istered at the Commercial , Sunday.
Supt. Campbell has been awaya number of
days on important railroad business.
! Charlie Knight of Cambridge was in town
a couple days , the fore part of the week.
I A. P. Bonnot came up to town on 159 , Fri
day , and spent Christmas with relatives in
, this city.
I Editor Stewart of the Arapahoe Pioneer
made this ollice a short call , yesterday af
" . L. Westgate and L. M. .Moores of Stock-
ville Jiad business before the local land oflice ,
I D. M. Tomblin of the First National Bank
j of Arapahoe , took dinner at the Eating House ,
Mr. Wahlqnist of the Democrat spout the
Christmas season with his parents down at
Miss Alice Sleeper of Ked Cloud is visiting
in the city , the guest of MNs Maud llc-
Sam Ashmorc is in the city again after an
absence of a few days in the easteni part of
Mess. Turner & Uyan are busy at work
gathering data for their city and land dis
Mrs. A. E. Hollister , who has been quite
seriously indisposed for a few days past , is
much improved. .
Kev ! W. S. Wheeler of the M. E. church
went out to Akron , Colo , Monday afternoon ,
in search of land.
G. G. Burton , F. B. Ilarcourt , T. J. Lloyd
and a number 'of other Trentonite.s weie in
the city , Monday.
Mrs. J. P. Mathes has been confined to her
bed for some days with a severe cold which
settled on her lungs. .
J. A. Conical of the law and land firm of
Colfer & Conical , went out to Akron , yester
day afternoon on business.
Chief Dispatcher T. G. Uces and Dispatch
er J. F. Kenyon have both taken up timber
claims in the Akron country.
C. G. Crews , V. A. Finley , W. Z. Taylor ,
H. B. Straut and other Culbertsonians had
business in town on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harris returned from
their visit to Galva , 111. , Frank's parents'
home , Sunday night on No. 1.
C. II. Fuller , of Stratton , foreman of the
Paxton Cattle Co. , was "in town , Tuesday
evening , on company business.
Mrs. Page T. Francis is entertaining her
sister , Miss Johnson , who will remain here ,
we understand , about two months.
Dr. A. J. Shaw came down from his claim
near Hyde , Colo. , last Thursday morning.
He went to Lincoln , the following morning.
J. D. Alden of Troy , X. Y. , a nephew of
Headmaster W. E. Dauchy , arrived in the city ,
Tuesday , and will make a visit here of some
Eugene Johnston , formerly of the Demo
crat force of this city , now traveling for the
Gazette-Journal Co. of Hastings , was in town
Sheriff and Mrs. J. W.Velborn of the
county-seat were among the out-of-town
folks who participated in the Masonic ball ,
Fred Snowreturncd on Friday evening last ,
from his visit in Omaha and various points
in Iowa , having enjoyed his visit home and
with friends hugely.
Mr. and Mrs. W. 0 Moody of Stratton
made a frying , visit to this metropolis , Satur
day. Coming down on 40 and returning on
No. 1 , the same evening.
Miss Avery of Spcerfish , Dakota , sister to
Mrs. F. L. Brown , arrived in the city , last
Thursday night , and will make her home
with Mrs. Brown for the present.
Misses 'McAchron , Olcott and Lackey and
Messrs. Fisher , Stokes , Eaton and Reynolds
wero among those in attendance upon the
Christinas dance at Culbertson , from this city.
Mere. Moody has been down from Strattoii.
a number of days , delivering the fin > t volume
of the Personal Memoir.of General Grant.
for which he is agent for quite a scope of
G. D. Jones , formerly in the B. & M. tele
graph oflice at this place , but now in charge
of the company's city office in Denver , came
down , Friday , Spending two or three days in
town with old friends.
E. E. Lowman. of L. Lowman & Son , ar
rived from Boulder , Colo. , Sunday , and is
now in charge of the store in this city. Mr.
L. Lowman left on the evening of the same
day for Boulder , to close out their stock of
goods at that point. lie will be absent two
or three weeks.
CARD OF THANKS.
I take pleasure at this time , the close
of a year of great prosperity to all , in
thanking our customers , both of the Red
Willow County Bank of Indianola and
the Citizens Bank of 3IcCook , for their
continued patronage and confidence ,
and bespeak a continuance of the same ,
throughout the encouraging year upon
which we arc just enteringfor both in
stitutions under the new management.
V. FUAXKLIXVice-President. ,
McCook , Neb. , Dec. 31 , 1SS5.
China , rubber and indestructible dolls
at the Metropolitan drug store.
i < v- * -
E.M. . Brickey & Co. for clothing.
IF you want a superior letter filc call
at this office.
Wax dolls in profusion , all size ? * , at
the Metropolitan drug store. _ _ ,
They have the purest , kettle-rendered
lard in the city at Brewer Bros.
Chcncry & Stiles keep in stock a nice
and complete lino of smokers' article0.
E. M. Brickey & Co. , the clothiers ,
are always in the lead with fine goods
and low prices.
Remember this office when you want
a well-disrlayed dodger.Ve have the
only large wood type in the city.
The.y have just received a choice con
signment of candies at the City Bakery ,
and lovers of that toothsome article arc
requested to call and sample them by
I MEAN BUSINESS !
All parties who are indebted to * me
are hereby respectfully solicited to call
and square their accounts , either by cash
or bankable paper , before January 10th.
After the above date all accounts re
maining unpaid will positively be placed
in the hands of attorneys for collection.
This is straight goods , all wool and a
yard wide. CriAS. II. KOQKIIS.
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
Having perfected arrangements .with
a New York manufacturing company ,
we are now prepared .to furnish the
trade with Pure Havana and Domestic
Cigars at jobber's prices , and we re
spectfully ask tho > > e who are in want of
cigars to call and examine our goods
and prices before purchasing elsewhere.
PUBLIC INSTALLATION , .
J. K. Barnes Tost No. 201 , Depart
ment of Nebraska , G. A. R. , will hold
i public installation in .Mo.nard's Opera
Hall , Monday evening. January llth.
A cordial invitation is extended to all
old soldiers and sailors , whether mcm-
aers of the Grand Army or not , and the
general public as well , to be present.
Arrangements for a good time are inak-
ng. General Hotchkiis of Lincoln , A.
A. Q. M. of Nebraska , will install the
officers-elect. Look for further partic
ulars , next week.
HOUSE FOR RENT.
A four room residence on Madison
Avenue. Enquire at this office for par-
Parties owing me arc respectfully re
quested to call and settle at once.
29-tf. " M. A. Sp
HOUSE AND LOT
On Macfarland street for sale. Tn-
juire of F. P. Allen or at this office.
5 t i
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West Dennison St.
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