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McOooK WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
VOLUME III. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , JULY 17 , 1884. NUMBER 7
BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
UNITED STATES LA'ND OFFICE
McCook , Nebraska.
0. L LAW3 , Scglctcr. * C. F. BAEC002 , Sceeivcr.
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OFFICE Ilouits : Prom fl A. M. to 12 11. , and
1 to 4 P. M. , mountain time.
J. E. COCHRAN ,
ATTOENEY AT LAW ,
UcCOOE , BED WILLOW COTOTY , 1TSB.
Practice in any Courts of the state anil Kan-
Has , and the government Lund Ollico of tliin
District , and before the Lund Department t
Washington. Satisfaction jrnarantccd , and
terms reasonable. OHice 1st door seuth of the
IT. S. Land Ollice. ' -28.
JENNINGS & STARBUCK ,
ATTOKNEYS AT LAW ,
McCooK , - - NEBRASKA.
Will Rive special attention to the practice oflnw ,
and waking collections.
C2T"Olllcc Sccoiidblocknorthof depot , 2 deere north
Qrecn'a drug store. 2-22.
JOHN A. LEE ,
MERCHANT TAILOR ,
MCCOOK , : : NEBRASKA.
SSTFitnnil Workmanship guaranteed.
Alsa agent f * r the Wheeler & Wilson Sewing
Machine.
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PAGE T. FKANCIS ,
COUNTY SURVEYOR ,
Red Willow County.
Keeps certified plats or nil lands in the
Hitchcock land district. Special attention
given to all such business. Correspondence
solicited. . . X'-S.
L. LEE JOHNSON , M. D. }
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON ,
Graduate L'cdicil Dopartscit tfalvcrity Wcctcr.
OFFICE : Two doors east of the Tribune
Office , where ho can be found vrhen not pro
fessionally engaged. Residence , corner of
JelTcrson and Madison streets
Dn.Z. L. KAY ,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON ,
McCOOK , - - XEBKASKA.
I will be found at S. L. Green's Drug Store
for the present. All orders left there will re
ceive prompt attention.
T. B. STUTZMAN-M. D. }
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON ,
McCOOK , * - XEBKASKA.
Office'one door cast of THE TUIKUNK office ,
where all calls will receive prompt attention ,
day or night.
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DK. A. J. WILLEY ,
SURGEON B. & M. Railroad.
[ OFFICE AT B. & 31. PHARMACY , ]
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McCOOK , - - NEBRASKA.
A. T. GATEWOOD ,
SURGEON DENTIST.
[ OFFICE AT McCOOIC HOTEL. ]
"Preservation of the teeth a specialty.
JOHN" F. COLLINS ,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER ,
McCOOK , - - NEBRASKA.
.lobbing will receive prompt attention at my shop
on Dennlson St. , opposite McCook House. Plans ami
specifications furnished lf deMred.
CONGDON & CLIFF ,
BRICKLAYERS & PLASTERERS
McCOOK , - NEBRASKA.
E2T"A11 jobs promptly attended to.
C. L. NETTLETON ,
Superintendent Public Instruction
Teachers' Examinations at Indianola on the
third Saturday of every month , commencing
at 3 o'clock , A. M. i > tf.
W. M. SANDERSON ,
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER ,
McCooK , - NEBRASKA.
k guaranteed. G i ve me a call.
AYILLIAM McINTYEE ,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
OF LONG EXPERIENCE.
All work warranted. All material furnished
if desired. Work done on short notice.
HINMAX & CO. ,
Painters , Grainers , Paper Hangers
McCOOK , 2-36. NEBRASKA.
{ S | jjcslpis furnished for Ceiling Decorations ,
cither In paper or Fresco Painting.
BAKBEE , SHOT.
JAGKSOX TUBES
Has opened up a Barber Shop on "West Dennls-on
Street , McCoot , Xeb. , where he Is able to < lo Shavlnc ,
Hair Dressing , etc. , at all times. Ladles and child
ren's hair dressing a specialty. Call and become
acquainted. _ JACKSOX TUBBS.
A. 0. TOWNE ,
REAL ESTATE AGENT.
McCOOK , - NEBRASKA.
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r' ' Has for sate Deeded Lands , Timber Claims and
, - Homesteads. Al orlll locate parties on Govern
ment Land.
WASHINGTON LETTER.
Washington , D. C. , July 13 , ' 84.
The closing hours of the First Ses
sion of the 48th Congress , wore not
materially unlike those that have
characterized all of its predecessors.
As usual , the most impoifant legisla
tion was left to the hurly burly mo
ments of approaching' dissolution , and
rushed through only after a most un
reasonably brief consideration by
conference committees. Nevertheless
the session has given us some few
beneficent measures , ajicl none that
are positively vicious. The unani
mous vote of thanks to the presiding
oflicers of both houses , and particu
larly to Speaker Carlilsc , were never
more deserved. Mr. Carlisle leaves
his chair with a record for impartiality
and faithfidness to duty that has not
been excelled in the long line of
Spcakerships.
The sixty millions of people in this
country who have for so many years
been worried out of sweet" repose lest
some fourth-rate frigate from some
fifth-rate country should come in the
night and lay waste the cities on our
eastern and western coasts , can now
hill themselves into complete security.
Halfamillon of dollars has been ap
propriated by Congress to be expend
ed in providing ordnance for the steel
cruisers that are now being construc
ted by the Government , and these
guns are to be of sufficient size calibre
and power to knock into smithereens
anything that is reckless enough to
get within range. To be sure our
naval constructors and our engineers
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and other experts , native and foreign ,
have all pronounced these cruisers
as conspicuous failures as they are
prodigious frauds , but what does all
that amount to beside the opinions
of Secretary Billy Chandler and his
superior officer .lohn 17oach ? It will
not be until some of these cruisers
blow "themselves under water in an
attempt to blow something else out
of water , that the Government will sec
fit to imitate the example which even
the Chilian government has set.
' It is perhaps better late than never ,
but who that has seen the plan of
the monument to be elected to the
memory of the mother of Washington ,
would rather say never ? Why Con
gress should submit the devising of
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this kind of architecture to .the taste
of a board of engineers , who have no
more conception of such work than
the merest laymen , is beyond compre
hension. Here is % i appropriation
of § 25,000 , in addition to what has
already been expended , to complete
this masterpiece of architectural folly.
There is nothing appropriate about
is from base to apex , and is altogether
about as incongruous a piece of work
as could possibly be devised. To cap
the climax of the absurdities sur
rounding this particular appropria
tion , there is a neat little steal of
§ ( ) ,000 , in requital for the trespassing
upon somebody's land in order to
reach the'spot where the monument
is situatedj However , the whole
business is only on a par with the Mt.
Yernon monopoly , by which the
American people are kindly permitted
to give vent to their lamentations at
the tomb of the Father of his Country ,
after depositing in the ( foffers of the
captain of a one-horse steamboat the
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small price of $ ] per lament.
One by One the cases of grand
larceny in which , the Government
is always the victim , are being un
earthed , not by any system that the"
Government maintains for the detec
tion of crime , but from the lack of
confidence that the thieves have in
each other. ITere are bills made out
against the Government amounting !
O O ,
up into thousands of dollars , sustained
by vouchers and approved by Govern
ment officials , for which the Govern
ment had never received.thc consid
eration of a single penny. One fellow
of the name of Dempsey , who keeps
a 'stationery store on Pennsylvania
avenue , has been furnishing "imagin.
ary telescopes , kaleidoscopes and
numerous other-scopes , for which he
has received some $5,000. 86,000 ,
without even' having delivered an
article ! The law officers have gone
into the business of indicting these
thieves , but nobody supposes that
any of them will be convicted , from
the'fact that Washington jurymen as
a rule are in the same boat.
The sudden absence of Congress
with its lobby has left Washington in
a state of lonespmencss. > The Riggs ,
the Arlington , the Ebbitt and Wil-
lards suffer the most by these Congres
sional exoduses , because the houses
must be kept up during the summer.
at a necessarily heavy expense. How
ever , the landlords manage somehow
or other to make both ends meet at
the close of the fiscal year , and have
something left over for a boom at the
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opening in December.
PjiDHO.
THE Chicago Times is satisfied with
the democratic nominations , but re
fuses to praise the platform. Accord
ing to the Times the great effort of
the architects seems to have been to
embody in it the ideas and whims of
pretty much everybody except Gen
eral Butler , and even his notions are
by no means wholly excluded. The
object , presumably , was to please
everybody. There may , however ,
have been another object to drown
the ideas , such as they are , in an ocean
of words , to the end that the entire
document may be lost sight of before
the contest fairly begins , and that the
campaign may be conducted upon a
few cries and catch-phrases , each
adapted to its own locality.
ANI > noAV cometh into full view ,
clear down to the front , the large small
man who carrieth his entire ward in
his vest pocket and owneth part of a
country township , and setteth things
up and layeth things down , and is
mysterious and confidential , and mak-
eth secret calculations and estimates
iu dingy note books , and increaseth
in girth until the day after election ,
when it transpires that his favorite
candidate receive'd about eleven votes
where the rest of the ticket got about
7,000 , and the shrinkage of that man
is even as a sun dried boot after a fish
ing excursion. Weep not for him. He
will be just as large , just as myster
ious , and just as important during the
next campaign. Burlington Hawk-
eye.
TIIK Colorado cowyoy has ruled the
roost for a long time and has had the
inhabitants under pretty good control ,
greatly to his own satisfaction if not
advantage. But he has met a new
terror bigger than he is. The through
cattle trail from Texas now go.es by
Wallace , Kas. , where the Colorado
boys round up , and within four days
three of them were fatally plugged
by gentlemen from Texas on their
way northward with their flocks.
None of the Texas jrentleinen have
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been scratched yet , ' and unless the
Colorado boys rally the good name of
their miild is < joiie.
TILE county of Sioux has been
temporarily organized with Ft. Rob
inson as the county seat. B. GCoiFee. .
"Willard Potts and Frank Gafley are
the commissioners , and F. B. Car-ley
is the clerk. Souix county is being
rapidly settled up and is rich in cattle.
CHINESE laborers are in demand in
Mexico. The Mexican government
lias agreed to give a bonus of $50 per
head for imported Chinese. Here is
a good opportunity for California to
assist her Chinamen into Mexico at
a handsome profit.
IN these hot , weary days while the
politician and candidate rushes about
and wildly mops his brow , Ruther
ford sits calmly on the rail fence and
watches the speckled hen to find out
where she is laying. Boston Post.
WHEN" Greek meets Greek then
comes the tu < j of war. Revised version -
sion : When Dutch meets Dutch
then flows the lager beer.
AT the Chicago driving park laso
Thursday , there was a special trial for
Wcstmont , the pacer , with Firebrand
as running mate .to wagon. As Campbell -
boll drove the remarkable pair out on
the track , it looked as though they
meant to show speed , and as they came
down the stretch for the word , everyone
watched the flying horses. After they
passed the turn by the club house , the
entire crowd was aware that remarkable
time was being made. The quarter pole
was reached in 30 seconds. The pacer
kept his gait steadily and passed the
half mile in one minute ; tiie f pole
was passed faster than ever before , in
1:30 : , and still the gait seemed to in
crease in swiftness. The crowd began
to cheer , and just as the team came to
the distance stand , Westmonfc broke ,
coming in under the wire in 2:01 : - the
fastest recorded time. Had the crowd
repressed its exultation for a second ,
the time no doubt , would have been less
than 2 minutes. Attendance ten thous
and. Westmont was purchased to-night
by J. M. Hill , the theatrical manager ;
price $20,000.
THE completion of the Kcncsaw
branch of the B. & M. , on July 4 , will
reduce time and distance between Oma
ha and Denver one hour or about thirty
miles. The road branches off * from the
Kearney line at Kcncsaw , in Adams
county , and runs southwest through
Kearney and Harlan counties to Ox
ford , where it joins the main Eepubli-
can valley line. The road was opened
for business this week. It will-be the
main line from Lincoln west instead of
the present route by way of lied Cloud.
The road passes through a fine farming
country already well settled , and capa
ble of supporting a large population.
There are several thriving towns on the
road and considerable local business will
be obtained from the start.
Vassar girls made a sponge
cake and sent it without a label to an
agricultural fair. They got a notice
from the judges sometime afterwards
that their sample of concrete had been
received and that the city would like
an estimate as to the cost of block pave
ment of that kind , it being the most
desirable of any presented , and just the
thing for streets where the travel is
heavy. Hartford Telegram. .
SOME , unsophisticated thief in a fit
of mental aberration thoughtlessly in
terviewed a DCS Moires editor's cloth
ing , and after a most thorough search
found therein the munificent sum of GO
cents. Such ignorance 13 inexcusable
the thief deserves being quartered and
liis body scattered to the four winds of
heaven.
S03IE enthusiastic admirer of Irving ,
the actor , said his left leg was a poem.
In order that budding and blushing
western physical talent may be appreci
ated at its full and true worth in these
days of metrical simile , we unhesitating
ly declare Van "Wyck's legs to be a pop
ular and catchy comic opera. Topics.
KATE FIELD , the well known writer ,
is engaged in gathering information
upon the origin , growth and present
status of Mormonism , and will write a
book. And we imagine Kate will give
those uxorous elders a benefit. Who
knows but that Kate Field may be the
Harriet Beccher Stowe of Mormonism.
THE "tariff for revenue only" plank
of the democratic platform has a label
over it which reads "federal taxation
for public purposes exclusively ; " but
the new labels are not large enough ,
and the legerdemain in words is a dead
give away. The ostrich has htuck his
liead in the sand again.
THE young ladies who have been re
ceiving their diplomas during the past
week may now begin post-graduate
courses at the wash-tub and the kitchen
range. Baltimore American.
IT is suggested that in the sccial cir
cles of the chicken-yard the lines are
very distinctly drawn each hen having
her own set.
IT is to be called the kangaroo ticket ,
because its hind-legs are longer than its
fore-legs.
FoilTl THOUSAND Out of the 00,000
tax-payers in Toulon have left the city.
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LaTOUKETTEi
W. C. LaTOUKETTE ,
UDEALER IN | | - ' fl
HARDWARE , STOVES , QUEENSWARE ,
AGRICUTURAL IMPLEMENTS ,
BARBED WIRE.
The Largest Stock'and Lowest-Prices
in Red Willow County.
CALL AND BE CONVINCED ,
Sign of BIG AX. Three Doors South P. 0.
Me COOK NEBRASKA.
LYTLE BROS. ,
-GENERAL DEALEUS IX-
) . TINWARE
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Agricultural Implements and Barb Wire ,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
agon
Tlie Eest Wagon in the Market
MANUFACTURING AND REPAIRING OF
I in , Sheet-iron & Copperware
By Practical and Experienced "Workmen , Promptly
and Neatly. Executed.
Corner Store , Opposite Citizen's Bank , 3IcCOOK , NEBRASKA.
Y.
HAVE IN STOCK A LINE OF
ETP _ EQ
Combs , Brushes , Perfumery , Extracts , Etc.
WINES AND LIQUORS
Will Tbe sold only in cases of sickness , and then only
oil Physician's Prescription.
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded , Day or Night.
Doctor's Choice , America's Finest Five Cent Cigar.
McCOOK , - - NEBRASKA ,
THE CITIZEN'S BANK OF McCOOK
-DOES A GENERAL-
NESS
" Collections made on all accessible points. Drafts drawn directly
on the principal cities of Europe. Taxes paid for Xoit-llesidents.
Money to loan on Farming Lands , Village and personal
property. Fire Insurance a specialty.
Tickets for Sale to and from Europe-
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J.\V. DOLAX , President.
First National Bank. , . ' . , . .
Lincoln Neb. V. FKANIUJN Vice Pi esir.unt.
Chase National Bank , New York. W. F. WALLACE , Cashier.

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