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* Thursday , February 28,1884.
TO OTJB , ADVERTISERS.
All locals under this hooding lOc. a line for
each insertion , and sumo inserted until order-
c-1 discontinued , unless time Is speclflcd. Bills
Graham Flour at City Bakery.
Choice Apples , $4.50 per bbl. , at
C.ish paid for Poultry at Dungan &
Buckwheat , Flour and Maple Syrup
at Ilogors' .
For. the heat Flour in town call at
Highest cash price paid for fat cattle
by Dungan & Shekel s. '
'Choice cuts of beef , ham , pork and
mutton at Dungan & Shekel's.
Fish and poultry at Dungan & 'Shek
el's , every Thursday and Friday.
Fine sugar cured hams and breakfast
"bacon sliced at Dungan & Shekel's.
NOTICE. From this date best of corn
fed beef will be found at Farley's
The Culbertson Sun is urging the
matter of bridging the Republican at
James Hatfield'had another car load
of. corn hauled out to his ranch the first
of the week.
Great bargains at Hayden & Co.'s.
See advertisement on eigthpagebf this
issue for bargains.
William Bateham says that 500 dead
rawhides can be counted along the banks
of Chief creek. Sun.
If you want the best flour in town ,
call at the City Bakery. Samples given
to those who wish to try it.
H. TV. Pike is getting his lumber yard
in shape. His stock building is com
pleted , and office well under way.
The members of the Ladies' Union
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will meet at the residence of Mrs. GL. .
Laws , to-morrdw afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From a number of Stoughton people
'who have been in town during the week ,
we gain the information that settlers are
coming into that locality rapidly.
We were bhown some specimens of
sod corn grown by Mr. Sheppard on the
Willow , without any cultivation what
ever , which certainly indicate that crops
can be raised in Red Willow county.
There are plenty of claims on the di
vides back from Red Willow Creek , and
to those hunting claims we say go out
and look over them. The people along
the Willow will show the land withoul
Just received , three barrels of Robs -
s ertson County , Kentucky whiskywhicli
I have for sale by the drink at my bar.
Also , J. Schiltz & Co.'s Milwaukee beei
constantly on hand.
We had the pleasure of meeting the
veteran journalist , Col. Pickett of tht
Bloomington Guard , during a recenl
enjoyable visit to that place. Also , Mr.
Crane , the enterprising young man oJ
the Franklin Echo.
Thirty-five young boys , sent to Ne
braska by the Woman's Aid Society oi
New York , got off the train at Almaj
Saturday morning. We understand th (
purpose is to bind them out to farmer :
and others in that neighborhood.
Numerous little houses dotting th ;
Lill sides can he viewed from the eleva
tion north of the to n site. Many oi
these claims have been entered during
the past few months. Land in the vi
cinity of town has been taken up ven
A telegram received from Brush
Colo. , about 150 miles west of McCook
Tuesday morning , stated that the heav
iest snow storm of the season occurrei
during Monday night There were fou
inches of snow on the ground Tuesday
morning , , .
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The contest of Mack vs. Tomblin oc
cupied the attention of the Land Officers
three days of this week. This is the
second'hearing of the case , and involves
a timber-claim valued at $500.
The idea of the size of McCook en
tertained by people living down the
Valley are amusing indeed. People liv
ing in towns with about half our popu
lation , asked us whether McCook wasn't
a very small town , and when informed
of the population of our town , were
greatly surprised to hear that McCook
had grown to such proportions in less
than two years.
G. W. Daniels , Mr. Hayden's popular
manager , is having an addition 12x20
built on to his cosy little residence. He
will also have a porch built on the addi
tion , and other improvements made to
his property , which is already one of the
most desirable ones in our town. G.
W. has become musically inclined and
bought Tom McCartney's upright piano
a very sweet toned instrument at that
The tramp who committed that terri
ble murder below the state line , in Kan
sas , .recently , spent a night in Mike
Weick's stable , west of town , last week.
He also helped Mr. Weick dispose of a
hearty breakfast in the morning. While
his actions and words were very suspic
ious , being ignorant of the fact that a
murder had occurred , Mr. "Weick attach
ed no importance to them. We are in
formed that the wretch has since 'been
We have the information that the
contest of Green vs. Vondres was close
ly fought , occupying two days , and was
finally continued until April 6th. The
claim , from its proximity to town , is a
valuable one , and the end is not yet.
By the by , it were seasonable advice to
those who are negligent respecting their-
claims to waken up , for claims cannot
be held as easily as heretofore there
are two many on the look-out for such
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The libel case of Phillippi vs. Whit-
taker came up. for a hearing before
J udge Ashmore , last Saturday , and Mr.
Whittaker was bound over in the sum
of $100 , taking his own recognizance ,
to appear * at the nest session of the Dis
trict Court. ' The suit arose from an
article in the Courier , written by Mr.
Whittaker , in which Phillippi was men
tioned in connection with the death of
Mr. Picken's horse Bill , who is suppos
ed to have left the land of the living
under suspicious circumstances.
The party of 14 which arrived from
Marengo , Iowa , last week , consists of
L. 0. Marble and family , M. F. Marble
and family , B. F. Olcott and family ,
Samuel Brown and family , and Messrs.
Long and Cain. We are happy to state
that the entire party is well pleased with
McCook , and will make this their home.
L. O. Marble now has three buildings
in course of erection , and we are inform
ed that the other members of the party
will build them homes. A number of
other families are expected the first of
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Why John Plunket ( and female com
panion ) concluded to depart from
amongst us dofch thus appear : Tues
day evening of last week , a number of
railroad boys held a levee at the Church
ill House in honor ( ? ) of the above
named individual , and prescribed a dose
of tar and feathers , in an artistic man
ner to be administered , if , peradventure ,
it did not appear clearto his mind that
this clime was not congenial. He did
not stand long on the order of his go
ing but went on the first train bag
The Emma Wells Co. gave perform
ances in McCook , Monday and Tuesday
evenings. The first entertainment was
quite fair. Miss Ray's vocal solo , and
Miss Wells' piano solo were roundly
applauded , and the program throughout
was "midling to fair. " But Tuesday
evenings performance was rather thin.
The company needed some rehearsaland ,
filled in with very stale gags at times.
We don't go much on the ' 'four-voiced
vocalist" business , but Miss Wells' per
formances on the piano forte are su
perb. They played to good houses both
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"After the opera was over , " Tuesday
evemng the members o the Emma
Wells Co , indulged in a war of words ,
in their rooms at the Dining Hall. To
judge by the conversation which passed
between the parties , we conclude that
Marks , the manager of the troupe , had
insulted the ladies by some remark he
made during the evening's performance ,
and tlie ladies hinted in strong terms ,
that although alone and defenceless
they could take care of themselves. We
doubt not they can , for their demeanor
meaner was Jady-like while here , if
they are not murdered in cold blood by
the portly manager's grammar.
Frank J. Sibley of Lincoln , W. C. T.
of Nebraska , addressed a crowded house
Sunday evening , on the important sub
ject of'temperance. Mr. Sibley , repre
senting the Good Templar organization
of this statethas been doing'good work
in organizing lodges in the Valley. He
expects to have lodges in effective work
ing order in every town between Mc
Cook and Red Cloud in fact but few
towns remain in whose midst such or
ganizations are not now flourishing. He
returns to our town , Wednesday even
ing , March 5th , when he will organize
a lodge in McCook. Let the friends of
temperance turn out in force on that
evening , and help form a strong , ag
In.company with Mr. J. F. Forbes ,
we had the pleasure of participating in
the mask ball held in the staid old burg
of Bloomington , on the evening of the
22d. There were a very large number
of maskers present , embracing people
from .Bloomington , Franklin , Riverton ,
Orleans and other towns. The costumes
were varied and magnificent ; and the
supper at the Commercial House ele
gant. We are under obligations to the
sterling agent of the B. & M. , Mr. John
Gordon , for courteous treatment. A
little matter of courtesy which "was
overlooked by the ladies toward a num
ber of strangers was the only drawback
to the latter's unalloyed pleasure. Ev
erything down the valley has a bright
appearance. Considerable building is
going on , and general improvement is
being made. Prospects are , fine were
B. F. Olcott , who recently arrived in
McCook from Brooklyn , Iowa , with his
family , has taken a half section of land
about seven miles west and north of
town. He has also bought a half inter
est in the livery stable of Jno. J. Dun-
bar. Since his arrival he has been driv
ing around through the country some
what , and informs us that he is very
well pleased with the country adjacent
to , as well as the town of McCook it
self , and such is the verdict of the en
tire party who recently came here from
Iowa. A number of them have inform
ed us that they are pleased , and that
they will build and stay with as. 0. F.
Cain has also entered a half section of
land in this vicinity. He returns to
Iowa soon to bring his family and two
car-loads of household goods and stock
to McCook. He will put down his stakes
here , and make this place his/future
A number of our business men have
purchased 400 feet of hose , and at a
trial of the same , Saturday , everything
worked satisfactorily. At present we
have but one large hydrant , which is
situated in front of the Citizens Bank ,
but water can be thrown over many
buildings in the neighborhood. With the
immense power , which in cases of emer
gency can be gotten direct from the
engine at the water works , no town in
this state is in such shape as McCook
in the way of fighting fire. In addition ,
most of our residences have small hy
drants in front of them , and with a few
feet of hose , almost every property own
er can have a miniature fire department
of- his own with which he can successfully -
fully combat fires in their incipient
states ; and then the advantages of irri
gating yards iff a most important con
sideration , or will be so during the warm
weather of the summer. Our watei
works are the crowning glory of Mc
Cook , the Magic'City of the Uppei
Lively times are reported at the recent -
cent Tate-Hunter trial at Culbertson.
A number of the participants came out
with marks of the conflict.
This week has been one of unusual
activity. The land-seekers wore num
erous , and our'land officers were kept
busy all the time. Building has been
continued with great energy. New
houses are springing up rapidly , and still
the demand is greater than tlie supply.
The carpenter work on the Menard
building is being cairied on rapidly , the
same has been enclosed , weather board
ed , the cornice put on , and the building
will soon be ready for the brick layers.
McCook is booming right along.
Our Land Officers are in constant re
ceipt of letters asking for information
like the following one from Posey coun
ty , Indiana , which has been handed to
us to answer. In the first place there
is plenty of land in this , Red Willow
county , as well as in adjoining counties ,
subject to homestead , pre-emption and
timber-culture entry , which is peculiar
ly adapted to mixed farming. If par
ties desire making Nebraska their fu
ture home , the Republican Valley is a
good place to come to. Come look the
STEWARTSVILLE , Lm , Feb. 1884.
SIR : Will you please give me some
information concerning government
lands. Is there any to be homesteaded
in your or adjoining counties ? Is it
good for mixed farming , that is stock
and grain ? Where are the best govj
eminent lands to be found ? Please
give me all the information you can , as
some in this part of the state have our
minds set on Nebraska.
There will be service at St. Virgilius'
Catholic Church in Indianola , on Tues
day , Wednesday , Thursday and Friday ,
March 4th , 5th , 6th and 7th , at the hours
of 10 A. M. , and 7 P. M. Each day
accompanied by instructions by Revs.
Dr. Fanning , Father Rhulier and Father
Reichert Dedication services will take
place on Friday , March 7th , the cele
brant being Rt Rev. Dr. Connor , Bishop
of Dibona and Vicar Apostolic of Neb.
Mayor Berger is entertaining his
Chas. Love of the Sun was in town
on Monday :
D. M. Tomblin , the Arapahoe banker ,
was in town , Monday.
Mr. Stearns of Hastings favored us
with a short call , last Thursday.
Fred. Harris attended the.masquerade
ball at Friendville , Friday night
Elmer Rowell has returned from an
extended visit to brothers in Iowa.
G. L. Laws visited in Orleans and
Republican City , Saturday and Sunday.
Jesse Welborn and Geo. A. Hunter
from the county seat were in town ,
Sheriff Welborn , Geo. Purdham and
R. M. Snavely had .business in town ,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Sibley and
child , of Lincoln , were in town , Sunday
W. J. McGillin and Benj. Bird of
Benkelman were in town a number of
days , this week.
Abe. Berry , the Medicine cattle man ,
with headquarters at Indianola , visited
McCook , Friday.
Patrick Egan of Land League fame ,
now a'resident of the state capital , was
in town , Sunday.
R. S. Cooley of Stoughton , and Joe
Williams of Vailton , were in town on
business , Friday.
Mrs. A. P. .Sharp and two children
returned from a visit to friends in In-
dionola , Saturday.
J. T. Wray , who has been making his
winter-quarters at McCook , returned to
Culbertson , Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Fisher went to
Indianola , Saturday , on a visit , return
ing Sunday mprning.
Mr. Henderson of Illinois has taken
a claim north of town. He will move
out from Illinois in the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Z. Taylor and Mrs.
A.E. Lytle of Culbertson came down to
hear the Emma Wells Co. , Monday night.
Chas. E. H. Guthrio'of the Omaha
Bee , and John H. Comes of , the Her *
aid , were in town the close of last week.
Royal Buck , of Red Willow , wlio has
been confined to the house since Christ
mas , wo are pleased to see , is able to
be around again.
Levi Sanderson of Blairvillc , Iowa ,
arrived in town , Saturday. ' He is a
brother of W. M. , whom he will assist
during the summer.
Chester Pope and C. B. Sawyer of
Coldwater , Furnas county , were in the
first of the week , trying to buy a ranch
for range purposes.
Mrs. C. N. Batchelor who has been
visiting in Plattsmouth for some time ,
but lately returned home , went cast on
Mrs. Stutzman , daughter of Mrs. P.
Boyle , arrived in McCook , Sunday night.
She was accompanied by her two child-
red and Miss Black.
Mr. Watkins of the Blue Hill Times
and W. S. Morris of the same town ,
were in town , last week. "They report
the Valley booming. "
Dr. P. Boyle , who has been visiting
in Hillsdale , 111. , for the last three
months , returned home Sunday night.
His eyes were not benefitted as much
as was hoped.
Hiram Bixley and Samuel McClain
of Collum , 111. , with their iamilics have
arrived in McCook. They have entered
claims north of town , and are building
houses in West McCook.
Senator Dolan made McCook a flying
visit , Saturday. He reports having had
a grand time during his recent visit to
our national capital , the metropolis , and
other points of interest in the cast.
D. W. Irwin and George Bentley of
Cambridge were in town on land busi
ness , Friday. Mr. Irwin instituted six
contests and made eight entries besides.
Mr. Bentley also entered a half section.
Sam. Ashmore came in from Hayes
county , Saturday. He reports loss as
being very light He also says that
more cattle perish along the railroad
and river in the vicinity of Benkelman
than anywhere else in this region.
Locals under this head 5c. a line for each
insertion. Bills payable monthly.
Extra copies of THE TRIBUNE at this
Call and see our artistic designs in
A fine up-land , deeded claim for sale.
Inquire at this office.
Samples of the latest designs in Wall
Papers at W. M. Sanderson's.
"Cleanliness is akin to godliness. "
Call at Sharp's barbershop , and become
A. P. Sharp has all the conveniences
and apparatus to insure a good bath.
Give him a trial.
If you want to buy a deeded claim
one of the best on Driftwood creek
call at this office soon.
Hereafter we will require that all con
test notices and proof notices be paid
for at the time of their first insertion.
We put up all letter heads , note
heads , bill heads , etc. , in blotter tablets ,
if desired , without extra charge. They
are very convenient
W. M. Sanderson is prepared to dc
all kinds of Paper Hanging , Kalsomin-
ing , and Carriage and Wagon Painting
on short notice. Give him a call soon.
Blank Deeds , Real Estate Mortgages ,
Leases , Bills of Sale , Bond for Deed ,
Quit Claim Deeds , Contracts for Build
ing , Receipts , etc. , at THE TRIBUNE
2,000 fence posts and 50 bushels of
seed wheat. ROYAL BUCK ,
Red Willow , Neb.
A brown woolen.shawl , between J. E.
Berger's and my residence , Wednesday
night. Finder will be suitably reward
ed by returning same to S. L. Green's
Drug Store. A. M. KELLT.
3 or 4 horses. 2 cows , 2 brood sows ,
a few * thorough-bred Plymouth Rock
cockerels , and a well improved home
and stock ranch. For prices , inquire
of H. S. WEST ,
Indianola , Red Willow Co. , Neb.