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Thursday , July 3rd , Indicates that your subscription to TIIK X TuniuNK hag expired , and that un Invita tion to renew the saino Is extended. TO DUE ADVERTISERS. AH locals under this heading lOc. nllno lor each Insertion , and Biuno inserted until order ed discontinued , unless time is specified , Bills payable ) monthly. l\ Local Intelligence. Graham Flour at City Bakery. All kinds of blanks kept for sale at this office. For the best Flour in town call at City Bakery. K you want cheap pork call at John Farley's meat market. . . . i. . . , . . . . - . - . . , Paris green and St. Patrick's pills at B. & M. Pharmacy. Blank notes , neatly bound , 50 in a book , for sale at this office. We hear of five antelope having been killed in one day by a hunter on the Upper Beaver , above Atwood. A. Constable shipped a car-load of his horses down the valley , this morn ing. He still has quite a bunch left. The Chicago Store is now running a delivery wagon , making the fourth firm that delivers goods throughout our town. The railroad company has built a small coral and shoot in the yard at this station for the accommodation of stockmen. Chamberlin's pain balm , Chamber- lin's eye and skin ointment , Chamber lin's cholera and diarrhoea remedy , at B. & M. Pharmacy. Just arrived , at the City Bakery , a car-load of the Cream and Fancy brands of Grand Island Flour. Also , a supply of white bolted corn meal. We neglected in our last issue to notice the collapse of the "wonderful one-horse chaise , " but it hap , never the less , succumbed to the inevitable. The Starbuck and Short horses will fight the war over again , Friday , for $50. After the war is over will be the most interesting and exciting time. C. H. Rogers has just received a comC. uuiuplete line of crockery , which he will sell cheaper than anybody at prices that defy competion. Call and inspect. A man is sometimes led into griev ous error by "thinking he is the dog , when he is only the tail , " unless the tail wags the dog , by a curious freak of nature. The first trial ever held in Dundy county was heard before a' justice of the peace , last Tuesday. J. B. Jen nings of this place was one of the at torneys iu the case. Another slight rain in this neighbor hood , Tuesday evening. Still other localities seem to Te more favored in the way of rain , as the amount of mois ture here was rathered limited. We suggest that Chairman Berger would be a proper person to call a meet ing of the citizens-of McCook for the purpose of organizing a fire company , and that now is the accepted time. Somebody made the remark to us , the other day , "Is it not remarkable the change that is taking place in the way of public sentiment on the temper ance questionbothhere and elsewhere T Polishing up buffalo horns is all the rage now. Quite a number of these rough , unsightly Jiorns have been dress ed down and polished until they look like ebony. They are susceptible of a high polish. Best and cheapest flour in McCook. For the next 15 days , Starbuck Bros , will deliver the "Marysville , " Kansas , Patent Flour , the BEST flour in town , warranted , for $3.25 per hundred. Want to close out. Try it The Ladies Union is preparing for an Apron Festival in the near future , proceeds to be used in seating the Con gregational Church. Any one wishing to contribute work , or material , please report to Mrs. G. L. Laws. Dropping out advertisements seem to be epidemic among our patrons just now. We don't know whether the brac ing air of this grand young * state will sustain life or not We may be able to speak more intelligently in the future. The Catholic Bishop -Nebraska will bo in Mc'Cook.on tje'19th | day o 'July to administer the right of confir j , n mation. T . - - ! - - ! - , | , j , j r-IWjll _ l _ . _ L.t l The Beatrice Daily Express'of ' reccn date contains an article on "the fire tost. " , We can tell you all about th I fire test. ' Fire usually conies out aheat of the game. " The Dramatic Company plays " Case for Divorce , " to-night , and "Our Boys , " to-morrow evening. After the play , Friday evening , the hall will be cleared and a social hop will be given. Insurance companies are writing up an unusual number of policies , since the recent fire. Should a fire again devastate our town , the majority of the people would be in better shape than heretofore to stand loss. The band boys go to Cambridge , to morrow , to enliven the Fourth of July occasion at that 'stirring little village. They have been doing considerable prac tice lately and will be in fair trim to discourse sonic good music. A slight rain fell in this vicinity , Monday afternoon. The fall was much heavier south and in other directions , than in this immediate vicinity. We do not seem to be as highly favored in the way of rain as other localities. Some handsome specimens of rye and wheat have been left at this office , re cently. The rye stands six feet high , and is pronounced fine by those compe tent to judge. The crop of small grain will be as fine as anywhere in-the state , if nothing unforseen qccurs. Mr. Spurgeon , the London preacher , being asked whether a man could be a Christian and belong to a brass band , replied , "Yes , I think he might ; but it would be a very difficult matter for his next-door neighbor to be a Christ ian. " We wonder if S. H. is trying to injure our prospects for the hereafter , or not ? The latest addition to the business interests of McCook is a tin-shop , which has just been opened out in the new building adjoining Wilcox Bros. ' store on the west. The proprietor also has a claim about 3 miles northwest of town , upon which he intends soon to build a house 24 fee't square , with basement. The earnest desire of the people has been responded to in the shape of a thorough , soaking rain , which fell , Wednesday night. It was worth many hundred dollars to our farmers. Those crops , which were planted late and were a little backward , will receive an impe tus that will carry them through till harvest. All crops are much better for it. The B. & M. company has issued an order prohibiting the employes of that company from using intoxicants , and from frequenting places where the same is vended. This order , if observed , will be mutually beneficial. The employes will have more money , and the company better service , and as to the observ ance of the rule , railroads usually mean what their orders say , and enforce an edict. The parties who stole goods belong ing to Hayden & Co. , during the recent fire , are hereby informed that unless the same are promptly returned , the parties will be treated.to a dose of legal- suasion. Those , who' stole goods on that occasion are well-known can be fully identified , and they may do well to re turn the goods , thereby saving them selves no little inconvenience to put it mild. We would suggest to those who have been in the habit of performing their ablutions in the river , immediately be low town- , that "red bathing suits and red 'cotton and canvass dresses are in course of preparation for the seaside , " and that they will probably answer the purpose for the riverside well ; at all events , one of these suits in fact most any kind of a suit would fill the bill , under the. circumstances , better than nature's best. Mr. W. Coleman informs us that the parties who drove westward through McCook , last week , are homesteaders located by him his immediate neigh bors and that in addition to the stock that went through here , there were GO head of stock belonging to the new set tles , that were driven up the divide to his place. They have come to stay and are energetically engaged in breaking. Mr. Coleman informs us further , that his corn looks equally as well as the corn looks in counties much further east through which he recently made a visit. Certain young ladies in town are earning for themselves the title of "Whistling Girls , " which is not very elevating in the eyes of a eritical public. Indianola Courier. The whistling girls of Indianola re spectfully inform the Editor oR the Indiauola Courier that their whistling is artistic and is practiced for the pur pose of devotion and aesthetic culture , and his critics might profit by taking a few lessons from them. THE FOUR WHISTLERS. The entertainment and festival given by the Union Sunday School , last week , was a pronounced success. The Opera Hall was comfortably filled to hear the little ones in their dialogues , tableaux , etc. , and the tables were crowded with refreshment-seekers. The picture pre sented to the school by J. E. Berger was given to J. R. Phelau , who made the nearest guess as to the number of beans in a bottle. The number in the bottle was 1011. Mr. Phelan's guess , 1003. There is a wonderful difference in guessing faculties , as the guesses ranged irom 200 to 2400. Tlie fire department , which was the theme of conversation" for some days after the fire , has failed to materialize. Our people are fully awake to the press ing importance of such an organization , and it is inexplicable why they do not , through the proper source , call a meet ing of our" citizens , and proceed to the formation of a fire department. The business portion of town is composed of frame buildings , compactly built to gether , and in case of a fire in some parts of the business blocks , nothing but the prompt action of a proficient com pany will avail , so the crying demand is to organize. Why pursue a course in which the earnings of a life time are imperiled and left without adequate protection. We propose "to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer , " at any rate. Through the courtesy of County Su perintendent Nettleton , we had the pleasure , last Friday , of inspecting his ranch on the river bottom , a few miles west of McCook. He has about 150 lead of graded cattle on the ranch , which comprises about 400 acres of Bottom and bench land under fence , with a half mile of excellent river front , making one of the most desirable ranches along the valley. In addition Mr. Nettleton has a large range of ter ritory south of him , over which his stock run in the winter. An extended drive through the immense canyons , which run back from the river , and over he adjoining divide , showed the grass to be unusually luxuriant , and cattle are looking fat and sleek. The enter taining hospitality and excellent meals of Mrs. Nettleton and assistants were enjoyed with great zest. We had a horse race on the course icre , last Thursday afternoon. Now lorse races 'are usually enjoyable and exciting , and are not in themselves par- icularly ought else than harmless ; but lien there is a great likelihood to be lissatisfaction connected with the same , which with the addition of a moistening element , easily procurable , has a ten- lency to transform an otherwise peace ably disposed crowd into a disorderly and drunken mob. The race resulted n a victory for the Starbuck horse , to the chagrin of the many Indianola peo- ) le who came up to witness the expect ed victory of their favorite horse , and after the race was over some of the .ndianola boys came up to town , and a ) ortion of them took on board more 'budge" than was expedient , and there was the usual performance. The peo- ) le and' town were roundly cursed , they lad neither money nor sand , in fact in the eyes of some of these drunken > raggarts the standard of manhood was very low. There was one miserable [ runken wretch who excelled all others n his disorderly conduct , indecent ex- tosure of person , etc. , Quigley , we be- ieve , is his patronymic , and we under- tand that he is not entirely unknown o fame in his own home. Two or three of the party behaved themselves in a manner that should have consigned hem to the cooler if we were blessed with such an institution over night. Advertised Letters. List of letters remaining : in McCook , Neb. , lostoffice , uncalled for , for month ending une 30th , 1884. Parties calling for any of the ollowing letters will please say "advertised. " THOS. M. SCOTT , P. M. LETTERS. Potter , C. A. (4) ( ) Lndrew , Mr. Reitcr , Henry iatcman , Lewis E. (2) ( ) Roberts , Fred. H. Jrent , Arthur Reynolds , Isichar Jassell , Calvin Reynolds , I. J. /armick , A. Stewart , W. D. ' 'arce , Lewis Talmadge , Claranco Fleming. Mrs. Sarah CARDS. Heisler , J. M. (2) ( ) Crouch , B. B. Miller , W. A. Martin , M. C. IcCowen , John L. Moore , ' G. W. General SuperintendemVCalvert.and > arty pulled into-this station , Wednes- lay , taking dinner and leaving for the west in the afternoon. The total-abstinoncc-iiiuni-as-aii-oys- tcr plan does > not seem to be conducive to longevity iu the weaker sex , espec ially tlie later : Lizzie Bradley , of White Cloud , Douiphari county , Kan sas , who started to commit suicide-by starvation , succeeded on Sunday morn ing at 3 o'clock. She wholly abstained from food for a period of fifty-three days , during which time she stubbornly refused to speak. Before beginning self-starvation she had lain seven weeks on a bed of sickness and bar system therefore was much reduced when she began. The autopsy showed her organs all perfectly healthy. The formal ver dict of the physicians was death by starvation. The following account of a joke per petrated on our jovial electric spark by Lincoln dispatchers is to be found in the Railroader : Their latest and most successful joke was on J. F. Forbes , the strawberry blonde , who dispatches at McCook during the day. Forbes is one of these if-you-get-it-on-me-you're-a- good-one , kind of a fellow , who consid ers himself invulnerable to the shafts of the designing. He had just returned from a trip to Chicago and laid over a day at Lincoln to see the boys and chat over old times. While sitting at the through wire he answered "Ni , " in a mechanical kind of way , and received a dispatch , asking his.superior officer if he still wanted a first-class train dis patcher , and to see his letter in regard to dissatisfaction with one of his men. Forbes broke into a cold sweat and tried to laugh the matter off , and asked the chief if he did not want an operator. However , he gradually calmed down and assumed a rational look. When the fiendish jokers thought him sufficiently cool , they called him over to another wire and told him McCook office wished to speak to him. He innocently answered to his initial letter and was confidentially infformcd that his effects had been seized at the hotel and that two different parties had garnisheed him. He feebly attempted to rally from this last shock , and said he did not understand the matter at all , but just as he was sinking into a dreamy state of insensibility , a light began to illuminate his brain and he muttered between his teeth : "Sold by Thunder. " Explanations were in order and a box of ftie best cigars obtainable , stopped the loud guffaws of the numerous dis patchers , operators , clerks and message boys , who were accessories to the das tardly plot. ELAINE , says a "Washington correspondent pendent of the Cleveland Leaderisone of the best hand-shakers in public life. He seizes your hand , gives it a hearty shake , and holds it firmly and rather confidentially while he is talking. Here at Bellaire he was shaking hands from the beginning to the end of his visit , and crowds gathered around the depot anxious to give him a parting look or shake before the train left. He was sitting in the car by the window and shaking the hands of those on the plat form outside , when among others , a very pretty Virginia girl came up. Elaine seized her hand with his hearty grip. Almost instinctively and at almost the same moment , and old friend of his engaged him in conversation. He began to talk holding to the girl's hand , and not noticing , I suppose , that it was not the hand of the man to whom he was speaking. After about a minute affair began to attract attention. The girl attempted to pull her hand away gently , but Elaine , who was engaged in an animated conversation only tight ened his grip and talked faster. At this the young girl's lover , who , with hot face , had been standing back in the crowd , came up and twitching Elaine's sleeve , pointed out to him what he was doing. He let go the girl's hand tt once with a word of apology and the blushing maiden was led away into the crowd. AN exchange warns the country against the small-calibre bosses , and we echo the warning , and add that the republican party is in no need of bosses of any description , small or large cali bre. They are an insufferable nuisance wherever and whoever they may be. It needs leaders and will give them all lue honor and preferment , but the bosses will be retired. The party bosses itself and will prosjer best when thus conducted. Faction and quarrels always occur when there are self-appointed bosses , and hence they are not only a nuisance but also a menace to the party. Gazettev-Journal. BOSTON has beeu famous for bolting ever since it played that tea trick on the British. PERSONAL POINTERS. Dr. J. F. Shaw of Indinnola made us a short call , Monday. F. P. Nicholson has built an addition to his house , this. week. Charlie and Will Fisher drove down from the ranch , Tuesday. Miss Calvin of Indianola made a short visit to McCook , Thursday last. G. B. Nettlctou put up a power wind mill for I. J. Starbuck , last week. Ed. Wilson , manager of the Circle Ranch , came down from Max , Tuesday. Gco. Hams , of Lincoln , biother o Fred. Harris , is spending some time it town. F. D. Hess and family came dowi from the Hitchcock county ranch , Monday. Mr. Troth of Carrico , of the firm ol Troth & Stokes , came down , Monday , for supplies. Messrs. Sam Ashmore and Ed. Leav- enworth "took in" the festival , last Thursday evening. F. L. McCrackcn went east , Satur day , to dispose of some real estate he owns in that section. * Judge Lucas of Republican City has been staying in town the past couple weeks , and will probably remain per manently and practice law. Miss Ashmore of Indianola came up to attend the festival , last Thursday evening. She remained in town , the guest of Miss Nellie Fisher , until Sat urday. Mrs. Chas. Noble is entertaining her mother , Mrs. Patton of Indianola , Iowa , and Mrs. Keenan of Chicago. They arrived in town , Friday , and will remain some time. Misses Papin of Ihdianola were among .the many visitors from the county-seat in McCook , last Thursday. They enjoyed the festival in the evening , and returned home the following day. Major Criswell came up to see the race , attend to some business , and to enjoy the festival , Thursday last. The Major completed the entire program , and chatted at these headquarters a while in addition. Mrs. F. A. Thompson and young daughter arrived from the east , Wednes day night. 'Tis unnecessary to state Bert's feelings. They go to house keeping in their cosy little home , re cently completed on Mt. Zion. Jos. B. Teas of Indianola called at THE TRIBUNE , last Thursday. Mr. Teas has entered claims about midway be tween McCook and the county-seat. He is now engaged in building a hand some residence for County Clerk Cramer on the hill over-looking Indianola. Mr. tfayden was iu town , Monday. He met the adjusters down the valley , and satisfactorily adjusted his loss by the fire , and will stock up handsomely at once. The store which had jut been handsomely arranged and displayed was thrown into dire confusion by the fire , but is being rapidly righted again. C. L. Watkins , F. A. Watkins , Win. A. Watkins of Blue Hill , and A. A. Post of Springfield , 111. , were in town , Monday , and entered a number of claims. The Watkin Bros , are proprietors and editors of the Blue Hill Times , and do a real estate and insurance business in connection therewith. They made THE TRIBUNE a pleasant call during the day. TRUE MERIT. A Charming Remedy for Diarrhoea and Sum mer Complaints. "We have used all your TONIC AS TRINGENT with happy results. Not a single complaint relating to it has ever reached us. " Jones & Jackson , Drug gists , Jonesburg , Mo. "Please send us two dozen MARSH'S TONIC ASTRINGENT at once. It works a charm in Diarrhoea and Summer Com plaint. " Ward & Veuable , Druggists , Pattonsburg , Mo. MARSH'S TONIC ASTRINGENT is'for sale by S. L. Green , druggist , McCook. It quickly cures Diarrhoea , Dysentery , Cholera Infantum , Cholera Morbus. and the Summer Complaint of children. It is a delightful remedy for old and and young. Price 50 cents. The MARSH AGUE CURE is sold at ihe low price of 50 cents liquid or pills. It cures the worst cases of Third Day AguCj and all forms of Chills and Fever. For sale by S. L. Green. For Swellings , Burns , Sores , Piles , etc. . use MARSH'S WORLD'S LINIMENT. For sale by S. L. Green. THIS is how the Gazette-Journal feels about the pre-emption and timber- culture laws now under consideration in Congress : There never was any good reason for the present congres sional war on the land laws. The repeal of the timber-culture act and the pre emption law was not and is not called for in the intorcst of the people , partic ularly the poor men , who can take ad vantage of them to their prosperity. We arc glad to see that a re-action is taking place among our law-makers. A Washington telegram say ? that numer ous protests are being received by Con gressmen against the passage of the House bill to repeal the pre-emption and timber-culture laws. Mr. Nelson said to-night that he had received a good many remonstrances from the people ple in his district , who claim that the bill , if passed , will work hardship to actual settlers. He says the bill is looked upon by a great many as a move ment in the interest of 'railroad compa nies , as it would prevent people from getting lands under the pre-emption and timber-culture laws and compel them to buy lands from railroad compa nies and speculators. "A great many poor people who have had their home steads and lost their rights , " Mr. Nelson says , J'can not get lands because they have exhausted their homesteads. They must , therefore , buy of these monopo lists. " The bill is regarded as a great land-jobbing scheme. It will hardly pass the Senate. Nelson has got hold of the correct idea. This repeal scheme is evidently intended to benefit some body else besides the people. We hope our Senators will oppose any repeal. We say this wholly in what we regard as the good of the masses who are to take advantage of these laws and be come the pioneers of the unsettled coun try. We say no more lands for rail roads , nor foreign syndicates , but give the poor a chance at them. DR. MARY WALKER has come out in bold denunciation of Elaine and Logan. We arc not such bitter partisans that we would not rather enjoy to see the vivacious Miss Gall Hamilton hit her with the rolling-pin. | BUSINESS POINTERS. Locals under this head 5e. a line for each insertion. Bills payable monthly. Claims for sale. II. S. COOLEV. Go to John A. Lee's for sewing machines. J. E. Berger is agent for the Western Cottage Organ , which he will sell cheap for cash or on long time. 4. Call on E. S. Cooley for deeded lands. He can fit you out with a piece of deed ed land in any part of the county. J. S. Phillips agent for McCormick reapers , mowers and twine binders , repairs , etc. , Indianola , Neb. 52. Stock ranch and farm of 1280 acres ( timber and water ) for sale. Price , S3,500 , part cash , part time. Enquire of R. S. Cooley. Parties wishing to purchase a first- class machine can be accommodated by calling on John A. Lee , who has the agency for the celebrated Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines. SKILL and intelligence have accom plished what has been thought practical ly impossible , viz : The combination of Grape Cream Tartar and Bi-Carb. Soda , without filling , into Baking Powder. Ihe result is DeLand's Chemical Baking Powder. Blank Deeds , Real Estate Mortgages , Leases , Bills of Sale , Bond for Deed , Quit Claim Deeds , Contracts for Build ing , Mortgage Deeds , Release of Mort gage , Official Bonds , Soldiers Discharge , Petition for License , Notes , Receipt ? , 2tc.at , THE TRIBUNE office. You that want wind mills , please se- ect a tempestuous day and examine the 'Challenge/ see how nicely it runs. A. high wind NEVER stops it , neither Iocs it HURRY it. It is perfectly self- regulating. 3Iessrd. Meserve , Roper & Johnson , Hatfield , and Eaton , have them south of the river , and Messrs. Erean- jrack , Mitchell and others , north of ; own. Write to G. E. Nettleton , Agent , 7or terms , " etc. 4. Legal Notice. WHERE. * ; , On the 28th day of June , 1SSI , \nna L. Miller , mother of Grace Miller , made mrt filed in my ollice her sworn statement. Inly attested , that she desires to relinquish ill right to the custody of and power and con- rol over Grace Miller , her minor child , anil ill claim and interest in and to lu-r s-crviccs ind wages : and also came Thomas G. KIM- * md Helen Grace Recsand madcuiul llleil in ny office a statement , under oath duly attebt- ! d , that they desire to adopt said Grace : Miller is their own child , I have , th < 'rufori aminint- : d the 2 th day'of JuljUSWat9 o'ulftvk. A. > ! . . at my office in Indianola , at TCfiitrfi"'tini ! ! ind place all persons interes-ted inuyVrfjriifeHr.- ) t is orderedthat a copy of thlsprdCKjif * pub- ished in TiiE'JI.cCoiTka'nFfiuxE farjpri& pu t lessive weeks prior to the trmo perTm * said leariuf. H. M. ASHMORK. 5-3. County Judge.