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Thursday , March i3th , 1884. TO OUE ADVERTISERS. All local under this bcadlnff lOc , a line for cuuh insertion , and same inserted until order ed discontinued , unless time is specified. Bills paynblo monthly. Local Intelligence. Graham Flour at City Bakery. Choice Apples , $4.50 per bbl. , at Rogers' . Gash paid for Poultry at Dungan & Shekel's. > All kinds of blanks kept for sale at this office. Buckwheat , Flour and Maple Syrup at Rogers' . For the best Flour in town call at City Bakery. Choice raisins , 10 cents per pound , at Hayden & Co.'s. Highest cash price paid for fat cattle Ly Dungan & Shekel s. We have just received 'a handsome i . assortment of calling , cards. R 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. We call your attention to C. H. Rog ers' advertisement on the eighth page of this issue. Great bargains at Hayden & Co.'s. See advertisement on eigthpage of th'is T issue for bargains. We are pleased to note that Samuel Stevens , who has been quite ill for some time , is about town again. If you want the best flour in town , call at the City Bakery. Samples given to those "who wish to try it. Art. Lytle is nursing a badly mashed thumb. When iron and flesh and blood conflict the latter is usually discomfitted. I. J. Starbuck sold one of his young Herefords on last Saturday to C. D Ercanbrack. He has two yet for sale. They are beauties. All soldiers and their families are in vited to attend the soldiers reunion to be held at Indianola , Saturday after noon , at 2 o'clock. " Mrs. S. A. Rowell has rented the room until recently occupied by Messrs. McCartney and Chenery , and will in crease her stock accordingly. The pay car made its monthly trium phal entry into McCook , Tuesday even ing , and.departed some thousands poorer thereafter. Consequently "dust" was quite plentiful the remainder of the week -The Red 6loud Chief is our authority for the statement that Line Repairer Thompson contemplates moving to Mc Cook. Also , that J. L. Scull and family - * * ily have alrea'dy moved into Red Willow county. "Will Wisher , Es/ Reynolds and Tan- nahill , went up to the Fisher ranch at the falls of the Frenchman , Monday morning. They took with them all nec essary articles preparatory to spending the summer on the ranch. In conversation with parties living about 10 miles south of McCook , we ascertained that there are very few set tlers in that neighborhood , although they 'claim that the county has no bet ter adapted land to agriculture within its borders. J. W. Zimmerman , who came'so near sending McDonald to the happy hunting ground but for the kindly intervention of a suspender buckle escaped with the light fine of $10.00. The trial took place at Stockvillc , Friday , J. B. Jennings - nings defending. , . - . We were afforded the pleasure of a profitable and entertaining conversation \vith Mr. Powers of the Wymorian , . Eriday. Mr. P' was 'on his way to Fron tier county , where he has a cousin whom he will raako a short visit. He made a flying 'trip to Culbertson and McCook also. The members of the Ladies' Union arelpreparing.-am entertainmcnt-whiclv will be given in two weeks from to-day. More extended notice next week. We are informed that a new\town is contemplated at the present postoffice of Driftwood. That considerable lum ber has been hauled to the place , and that several buildings will be erected immediately. It is very necessary to happy exist ence of a boy to indulge in fun which is not always of a commendable nature. A broken window pane in the front of Hayden & Co.'s store is the latest tes timony to "scuffling" which is becoming rather too common an occurrence on Main avenue. W. F. Wallace and J. F/Forbes have leased the Menard Opera Hall for one year. By this move the Hall has fallen into good hands , and Mr. Menard is re lieved of whatever annoyance which may attach to the management of the Hall. We have reason to expect a finer class of performances hereafter. The Colossus of Rhodes must take a back seat. Bartholdi's Statue of "Lib erty Enlightening the World" is a reve lation. New York is to be envied. We have just been presented with a. superb picture , 26x36 , by the Travelers Ins. Co. , of Hartford , Conn. , giving a capital representation of the majestic image. A "mill" of two rounds was fought in McCook , Tuesday , which was the more celebrated , not on account of the amount of human gore spilt , but rather in view of the gender of the principals , the oculars lars draped in mourning deep , and the despoliation of sundry bangs , etc. Mc Cook is determined to be in the van even in the pugilistic world. We had a pleasant call from Messrs. Canaga and Modrell ol the Willow , Tuesday. Mr. Canaga has just return ed from a visit to his old home in Ohio from which he has been absent 14 years , 10 of which he has passed within the confines of Red Willow county. He says there are quite a number of persons who will come to the Valley from that 'locality this spring. A special car containing Hon. J. B. Alley , ex-member of parliament , and an English capitalist , the arch-atheist , Col onel Robert Ingersoll and party , passed through McCook , Wednesday afternoon , attached to No. 4. The party were on their return from New Mexico , where an immense land purchase was consum mated , the purchase of the ex-Senator Dorsey ranch of star route notoriety. The Chicago Times has the following account of the Benkelmau hurrah : The postmaster at Benkleman , Nebraska , is in trouble. He has telegraphed to the authorities at Washington that a despe rado named Tom Hill has riddled the postoffice with bullets , that his life is in danger , and that the civil authorities provide him no protection. The United States army would do well to "cash in" its poker chips and go to the terrified postmaster's relief. We clip the following from the Charleston , (111. ( , ) Herald : Es. Reynolds , who has been clerking for Snider & Davis the past year , will depart next Monday for McCook , Ne braska , where he will take charge of a cattle ranche for W. W. Fisher , former ly of this place. In parting with Es. we lose one of the best young men we have ever had in our employ , and we cheerfully recommend him to the people of Nebraska as one worthy of their re spect and confidence , and wish him un bounded success in his new field of labor. SNIDER & DAVIS. Mrs. Frank J. Sibley of Lincoln was in McCook , Tuesday , and finished the work initiated by Mr. Sibley , last week , by the installation of the officers elected at that meeting , and completing the or ganization of the lodge in this place. Eight new members were added to its strength and the same was placed upon a working footing. This is a work which should engage the attention and best efforts of those .of our people who are interested in the welfare of the commu nity. Judicious assistance will work a far more creditable result than ill- advised prophesy. Test it. Jos. A. Snyder showed us some pet rified bonesthi8 , < mormngf thathe got < out of a well , hebored near * town , at the depth of 112'feet. ' ' ' The Uncle Tom's Cabin troupe passed through McCook , Tuesday night. Their pack of blood hounds and their donkeys held undisputed possession of one half of the baggage car. . This week has been one of activity in every branch of trade. The pleasant weather beguiled the l cautious home steader and cattleman to town for pup- plies , and the , hungry land-seeker was numerous among us , for the same rea son , and there wap more bustle and life in town than for some time. The laugh is on J. B. Meserve. Like the good Samaritan , Mr. Meserve gath ered in two young tramps whose ap pearances and speech were alike pitiful , cared for their wounds , provided them wjth food and raiment , took them over to his ranch in the family drag and comfortably established them at the hotel d' ranch , " where they basked with much leisure and little work until the first of this week , when'they gathered together their new duds , and "vamoosed the ranch. " We smoke. / . . / In response to a petition of 60 Voters of District 17 , praying that a meeting be called for the purpose of voting for or against the issuance of bonds in the sum of $4,500 , for the purpose of buy ing a site , erecting a school building and furnishing the same , the school board has given due notice that a meeting for purpose set forth in the petition will be held in the church on Monday evening , April 7,1884 , at 8 o'clock. It is to be hoped that in the meantime this import ant matter may be fully discussed and looked into , and that a suitable location may be selected. < ? The recent snow storm whicVvisited this vicinity"was probably the worse one of' the season. It is pretty generally conceded that more snow fell during its continuance tfyan at any previous storm this winter , although the fall was not greater than two inches. The atmos pheric dampness seemed to have hump ed stock up considerably , but we have not heard of any great loss. Mr. Hat- field reports a loss of four "and Mr. Me serve , one. The sunshine and wind of Sunday dissipated the snow with aston ishing rapidity , and stockmen are cor respondingly jubilant. A most contemptible piece of vandal ism comes to our notice from Stoughton. Some time previous to the-recent storm , some individual or-individuals forcibly entered the church building at that place , and commenced his work. All the seats in the building were torn from their fastenings and piled up together , a nd the furniture demoralized generally The Sunday school library" was thrown out of the windows , and after passing through the storm of last week was practically ruined. Four window panes -were also broken. The parties perpe trating the outrage are being shadowed as they are pretty well known and we hope they may be brought to justice stern and speedy. Such work is par ticularly reprehensible , and such actions arc entirely out of date in Red Willow county. The news was flashed over the wires , last week , that Tom Hill was raising "old Ned" at Benkelman. Tom , when free from the accursed influence of bad whisky , is one of the kindest hearted of men , and one of the best men on the range , but "red eye" transforms him into a very bad man. On this occasion , so our information goes , the postoffice at Benkelman received a charivari in true cowboy style from Tom. The mail box' ' was fired into , and the stock of mer chandise in the room alsol received a fusilade from his unerring "pop. " Some party who refused to be convivial with Mr. Hill , had a number of bullet holes put through his clothing for his lack of sociability. We are of opiniou that Mr. Hill has stirred up a hornets nest this time. Uncle Sam is rather jealous of any interference with his affairs , and especially with the mail service , and this is most likely to meet his attention. As it merits. NOTICE. annual meetingkof * Districfc-17 , Red Willow county , Neb. , will be held in the church in the yillnge of McCook , on Monday , April 7 , 1884 , at 7 P. M. , for the purpose 9f electing a Director , a Moderator , and for the purpose of transacting any other business that may legally come before such meeting. G. L. LAWS , Director. March 9th , 1884. Something Perhaps You Don't Know. One hour is all the regulations re quire the postoffice to be open on Sun day any more is for accommodation. The door is never locked between 12 M. and 1 P. M. THOS. 'Scorr , P. M. " PERSONAL POINTERS. H. C. Rider went to Lincoln , Satur day afternoon. R. H. Hamilton and Leander Starbuck spent Sunday in Indianola. Mrs. W. C. LaTourette passed Sunday among friends in Culbertson. We received a pleasant call from Judge Ashmore , Wednesday , Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Babcock went to Cambridge , Monday afternoon. N. A. Way of Benkelman dropped down to McCook , Wednesday morning. William Gumming , familiarly known as "Scotty , ' * is again performing service in the station. J. R. Haigler , who recently disposed of his cattle , ranch and outfit , was in town Wednesday. Major Criswell and Col. Snavely , Tn- dianola's stalwart legal lights , graced our town , Wednesday. Sheriff Welborn and R. M. Sibbitt , of Indianola , were among the many people in McCook , Monday. Mrs. T. S. Bosley took the early train , Wednesday morning , for Fairmount , where she will visit relatives. Miss Elliott , of Riverton , made a fly ing visit to McCook , Saturday , coining up on 39 and returning on 4. Frank Hudson , formerly with R. J. Finch of Arapahoe , has been added to Mr. Hayden's fine corps of salesmen. George Ballentine , B. & M. stock agent , passed through McCook , Satur day , on his way from Akron to Lincoln. J. B. Wallace , R. D. Babcock and Aug. Schmiut of Hastings , all of whom have land in this locality , were in town , Monday. Mrs. Chas. D. Phelps who has been entertained by Mrs. F. D. Hess for the past week , returned to her home near Culbertson , Sunday. J. R.-Johnston , of Crete , was in town Friday. Mr. Johnston is one of Crete's largest cattle feeders , and also owns a ranch up the Valley. Miss Rowell returned from quite a visit at Tndianola , Wednesday. Mrs. W. H. McCartney , whose guest she was , accompanied her. J. L. Brush , a Greeley , Col. , cattle man , was in town , Friday , leaving for Denver on No. 1. He reports cattle in his region as being pretty thin. Mr. Menard of Chicago , who is the. gentleman putting the new store build ing , has been in town since last week , looking after his interests. The build ing is going along rapidly. Miss Jennie Jamison who taught the primary department of our school during the past winter with success , went to BondvilleSaturday. where she will reside on her homestead during the s'ummer. Miss Goding of Riverton , who has been visiting her sister , Mrs. M. A. Spalding , for some weeks , returned home Saturday. Mrs. Spalding accompanied her sister home , where she Trill make an extended visit. Col. Burch , our genial Kansas City friend , made us a short call Wednesday , showing us a few specimens of his forth coming pamphlet of Red Willow coun ty. He expects to have "the same com pleted at an early date. Mr. Gordon , agent at Bloomington , ias-been appointed to 'thepositionof > * extra agent on Supt. Campbell's divis ion , left vacant by the appointment of Frank Harris as private secretary to Supt. Campbell. Both aie deserving young men whom we congratulateT H. II. Troth of Carrico , was in town Friday , to meet his family which arrived on the midnight train from New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Israel P. Stokes , of Phila- - dclphia , accompanied them. The entire party went up to Stokes & Troth's ranch in Hayes county , Saturday morning. Mr. S. E. Hibbert of Mission Creek , Neb. , was in town the fore part of this week looking into the prospects of the town and surrounding country. He ex pressed himself as being highly pleased with McCook and will invest in town property , as well as take him sonic claims in the vicinity. D. W. Irwin of the firm of Inun , John & Co. , of Cambridge , had business before the land office , Monday. Mr. Irwin made us a pleasant call during the day and reports the emigration as being large at present , and gives it as his opinion that it will be immense dur ing the next two months. BUSINESS POINTERS. Locals under this head . " > c. a line for cuch Insertion. Dills payable monthly. Samples of the latest designs in Wall Papers sit W. M. Sanderson's. "Cleanliness is akin to godliness. " Call at Sharp's barber shop , and become clean. A. P. Sharp has all the conveniences and apparatus to insure a good bath. Give him a trial. 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 5s 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 office. LESSONS IN PAINTING. Mrs. Dungan is now ready to take a class of any size in DRAWING and PAINT ING. Having received her Art education in the Yale Art School , she is amply qualified to teach crayon drawing in it-5 various departments , vis : Portrait , land scape and flower ; aho , painting of var ious kinds. She will take orders for crayon and oil portraits , or for decora tion work such as flannels , plaques , eas els , banners and etc. , all to be furnish ed at the most reasonable rates. Please call and see her at the resi dence of Rev. Dungan. first house N. E. of the Congregational church. VORE & OSWALT. PLASTERERS. All kinds of masonry promptly attend ed to. Persons wishing to have a good cistern will do well to call on us , as we make that a specialty in our line. STARBUCK BROS. Have for sale Alfalfa seed. Sorgum seed , Millet seed , Sea Island Wheat and Oats. Buy before it is all gone. FOR SALE. A three-fourth Durham bull , 3 yearn old. Apply at my ranch , 2 miles north of McCook. C. D. ERCANBRACK. WANTED. A boy to learn the drug business , German preferred. Apply to Dr. A. J. Willey at B. & M. Pharmacy. FOR SALE. 2,000 fence posts and 50 bushels of seed wheat. ROYAL BUCK , Red Willow , Neb. WANTED. Girls to learn dress making. Apply at S. A. & L. C. ROWELL'S.