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F , L. McOBACKEN ,
Watches. s & Jewelry
I make a Specialty of Watches , and I now have
on hand a large stock of
FINE NEW WATCHES
CALL AND INSPECT THEM AND GET PRICES.
> IN THE REPAIR DEPARTMENT
I am prepared to do anything in the repair line on short
notice and in a workmanship-like manner.
STAR MILLS FLOUR.
WARRANTED TO BE
FLOUf ( IE THE MARKET.
HAYDEN CO , AGENTS ,
McCOOK , 'NEBRASKA.
Great Western Furniture Emporium
J. B BERGER , Proprietor , McCOOK , NEB.
It III purify and enrich the Bl OOD , r vir- "
the LIVER and KIDNEYS , wiu IliSTO ; ; ? in"
HEAiTE andVTGORof TTOTJTH ! In all I1 o-
the'mlnd and supplies Hraln Power.
m ffie A suirering ironi all complaints
L > A LJ I Cv5 peculiar to tlicirsexM ill Jinn i.i
DR. HASTER'S IRON TONIC a sale and spi u ! y
cure. It gives a clear and healthy complexion.
Tlie stronpest testimony to the value 01 iu.
HARTEU'S lltON TONIC is that frequent alU-mpls
at counterfcitlnphavf only added to ilicpotniljr
. tlcsirt-'n . . ' ! '
Hy of the original. Ifyou earnestly
do not experiment get the OKIUINAL AMI .5 : . T
Tonr address to The Dr. Hnrter M"d.v > 7\
CSond . Mo. , for onr "DREAM BXK/ ' }
Fall of sirnngonnd nsiful infjrraatloa. ) ] . ' if
DR. HARTER'S IRON TONIC is FOJI SALC r < . ? M
DRUGGISTS AND DEALERS EVEHYWKSF. .
Saddles ? ! Harm
[ OPPOSITE HOTKL OX Till : HILL. ]
Manufacturer and Dealer In
. BRUSHES ,
Stock Saddles , G'ow-JBoy out
fits , and Spurs.
kfor the working class. Send 10 cents
GOLD jfor ! iKstagLl , and we nilmail ! you free ,
la royal , valuable box of sample pro-xK
_ 'that will put you In the way of maklnc
more money In a fexv.days than you CUT tlumiht IK > -
clble at any buslues * . capita ! not required. We will
t rt jou. You can work all the time or In spare time
enl ) . The work Is universally adapted to both sctcs ,
young and old. You can e.iMly earn from 50 Lents to
$5 every eiealng. That all who want nork in ly te t
ihc liuclufb.s we make thlb unpanillelednller ; to all
vho are not well satisfied we ulll send $1 to juy for
the trouble of xvritlns us. VulIpai-tlcuUrs , dhectlons ,
etc , sent free , i'ortunes will be nude by those who
trlvc their whole time to the work. Great snccet-s
ab'solutely ure. Pou't delay. Start uuw.
STIXSOK & CO. , Portland , Maine. 2-35.
1 TV ' 4TVTI
THE BHST IS THE CHEAPEST.
THE ENTERPKISE WIND MILL
Is what lh known as a 'Vollcl wheel" mill anil dis
pense. ' , with all sliding shafts and pitmans , and all
M'Kiucnt pear , which arc liable to become luopera-
th c from snow or Meet. It has no superfluous joints ,
wehihthuud ei > , to wear and admit of lost motion
or make noise. Its multiplying Ball Governor is the
simplest , 1110 = 1 direct and quickest In Ubc. It is the
mo-t M'n ltive to \ aryinx winds. It is manufactured
liy a company of Ion ; ; standing and experience in the
wind mill business , with large capital Invested in
special machinery , extensive works , and an eilicicut
corp > of skilled workmen. They are neat In appear
ance , noiseless in operation , and an ornament to the
grounds. Parties desiring estimates and costs on an
outfit , can obtain them by addressing us.giving plan
of grounds , depth of well , points of delivery , etc.
We inanufactuic Iron Pumps , IJrass Cylinders , Tanks
and everything connected with farm , city or railway
SANDWICH SNTSEP2ISS CO. , Sandwich IlL
Wil. M. IKWIN. Agent , McCoolc , Xeb.
A. PROBST &BRO.
WE KEEP ON HA3TD
BREAD , PIES & CAKES ,
GJJAIIAM Bill'AD. ]
Calces Made on Order.
Lunch Koom in connection , where
you can get hot coffee , etc.
THINGS NOT ALWAYS
Only the leaf ef a rosebud ,
Tnut foil to the ball-room floor ,
Foil from the tinted clusters
_ 0f the blar boquot she wore.
Quickly ho stooped aij'd seized It ,
" 'Tls the leaf of a rose , " snfd he ;
"Tinted with summer's .blushes
And dearer than gold to me.
"Lovely and fragrant petal ,
Some sweet summer night , who knows ,
I may have a chance to toll her
I cherished the leaf of the rose. "
But when to his lips he pressed It ,
He muttered In accents wroth ,
"The blamed thlmr Is artificial
And iniido out of oottoii cloth 1"
Women as Prospectors.
The excitement caused by the discov
ery of precious metals in the Eocky
Mountains has induced women as well
as men to brave the fatigues and ex
posure necessary to develop a new
country. Among the women who have
become prospectors and miners can bo
chronicled Mrs/ Josephine Smith , of
Summit County. Mrs. Smith with her
husband , became a resident of Kokomo
in its days of booming .prosperity.
Later , when the town took a backward'
turn , and business in the barber shop
became dull , Mrs. Smith resolved to
try her luck in the hills , and started
out with a pick and shovel , believing
that she had as much brains and min
ing sense as any of the multitude who
had tried their fortunes in searching for
the precious metals on the slopes of the
continental divide. She toiled early and
late , clad in miner's costume , with boots ,
mittens , -waterproofs , and was rewarded -
warded by finding promising prospects
on the Ten Mile Bange , Buffalo Moun
tain , and Eed Peak , all in Summit
County , "north of the Ten Mile and west
of the Blue. Next it was necessary to
develop the claims , and while the hus
band worked in the barber shop the wife
secured the assistance of some practical
miners and some limited capital to de
velop the claims she had discovered.
In all these efforts the husband and
wife have been successful. They have a
fine body of claims near Frisco , about
the center of Summit County , which
they expect to work during the next
year. At present Mr. and Mrs. J3mith
are conducting a barbershop.
This is one of the most conspicuoiis
examples of women being engaged in
mining in Colorado , doing the practical
work of prospecting and mining , al
though many women have invested in
mining stock. It is an illustration of
what can be done by energy and cleter-
minationin a good cause. Denver Eepiib
Pressed to Death ,
In early times it was considered , that
criminals accused of felony could not bo
properly tried unless they consented to
the trial by pleading and putting them
selves on the country. After reading the
indictment to him the question was put :
"How say you are you guilty or not
guilty ? " If he said "Not guilty , " the
next question was , "Culprit , how will
you be tried ? " To which the prisoner
had to answer : "By 3od and my coun
try. " If he willfully omitted either portion
tion of that answer he was said to stand
mute , and a jury -was sworn to say
whether , he stood mute of malice or
mute by the visitation of God. If they
found him mute of malice , that was
equivalent to pleading guilty in cases of
treason or misdemeanor ; but in cases of
felony he was condemned , after much
exhortation , to the ptine forte et dure
that is , to be stretched naked on his
back , and to have iron laid upon him ,
as much as he could bear , and more ,
and so to continue , fed upon bad bread
and stagnant water on alternate days ,
till he either pleaded or died. This
strange rule was inot abolished until
1772 , when standing mute in cases of
felony was made equivalent to a convic
tion. A case actually occurred as late as
1726 , when one Burnwater , accused at
Kingston Assizes of murder , refused to
plead , and was pressed for an hour and
three-quarters , with nearly 400 weight
of iron , after which he pleaded not
guilty , and was convicted and hanged.
In 1658 a Major Straneways was pressed
to death. The object of refusing to
plead was that , as in that case there -was
no conviction , no forfeiture took place ,
and the properly of the accused person
was thus preserved for-his heir.
Where She Dreir the liue.
A very thin woman had felt the power
of the spirit and had been converted ,
and she appeared before the session to
pass the preliminary examination.
"Have you experienced a change of
heart' ? " asked the elder , gently.
"Yes , sir , I believe I have. "
"And you want to live a new life ? "
"Yes , sir , I hope I do. "
"Are you willing to renounce the
world , the flesh and the devil ? "
"Do I have to do that ? "
"Certainly , if you would be a consist
ent Christian. "
"Can't I give up two of them and still
go into the church ? "
"No , the renunciation must be com
"Well , then , you must excuse me. I
want to be a Christian , I want to give up
the world and the devir , but if a woman
as thin already as I am has to give up
any more flesh , she might as well give
up wanting to be a Christian , and go
and join a side show as the great Amer
ican only Jiving skeleton. Gentlemen ,
you will have to excuse me. I want to
join the church , but I'm not prepared to
join a side show this season. "
When Words Get Into Print.
Phil. Sheridan never forgot Texas. "I
lad been bumped over its sterile
plains , " he said , in explaining it , "for a
week in-an ambulance. I was tired and
dusty and worn out. When I got to my
destination I found some people there
who wanted me to talk and be received ,
and all that sort of thing before I had a
chance to get the sand out of my face.
One fellow was persistent. He asked
ue , with pure American curiosity , what
[ thought of Texas. In a moment of
vorry and annoyance I said if I owned
icll and Texas I would live in the former
and rent out the latter. The fellow who
isked me the qusetion was a reporter.
Chu next day it was in print , and I
never could btop it. "
Alligator Leather and Its Increasing )
"How many alligators vrero slaughter.
ed to satisfy the demand last year ? "
was asked a New York dealer by a Sun
reporter a few days ago.
'Not less than naif a million. "
"How do , you got the skins , and where
do they come from ? "
"Most of them come from Florida and
the other Gulf States. The alligators
ore shot with rifles , and thonogroeshavo
almost a monopoly of the business.
When an alligator crawls out on the
sand for his after dimmer sleep he falls a
victim. The negro gets from fifty cents
to one dollar apiece for alligators. The
hunt is carried on BO vigorously that the
reptiles are beginning to grow scarce.
Laws will have to be enacted to protect
them during the breeding season and
"All sizes from two to eighteen feet
in .length are now killed. The choice
skin is six feet long. There is as much
difference between the six-foot skin
and the eighteen-foot skin as there
is between a calf skin and an ox hide.
The skin is packed in lime for two
months to remove the horny scales.
The remaining process is much like that
for any leather. It takes four months
to prepare a skin. There is a tannery
for alligator skins in Brooklyn. "
"Has any one developed an imitation
of alligator leather ? "
'The frauds are in using imperfect
skins. No lime -will soften the horns
that have stood the attrition * of red-hot
sand for hah7 a century. Those skins do
not wear well between the scales. There
are other imperfections in the skins.
The demand for colored goods help us
out , however , as the coloring matter
covers a multitude of imperfections.
When you want an alligator leather
article of any kind choose the uncolored -
ed goods , pay a fair price , and you will
get the cheapest as well as the hand
somest and best. "
What the Features Express.
Very quiet eyes that impress and em
barrass one with their great repose sig
nify self-command , but also great com
placency and conceit. Eyes that rove
hither and thither while their possessor
speaks denote a deceitful , designing
mind. Eyes in which the white has a
yellowish tinge and is streaked with
reddish veins denote strong passions.
Very blue eyes bespeak a mind inclined
to coquetry ; gray eyes signify intelli
gence ; greenish , falsehood and a liking
for scandal ; black eyes , a passionate ,
lively temperament , and brown , a kind ,
Of the nose a Eoman nose denotes
a n enterprising , business-like character ;
a long nose is a sign of good sense ; a
perfectly straight nose indicates a pure
and noble soul , unless the eyes contra
dict it ; a nez retrousse signifies a spirit
of mischief , wit and dash ; a largo nose
generally indicates good mind and heart ;
a very small nose , good nature , but lack
Thick lips indicate either great genius
or great stupidity ; very thin lips , cru
elty and falsehood , particularly if they
are habitually compressed. Dimples in
the cheek signify roguery ; in the chin ,
love and coquetry. A lean face is an
indication of intelligence ; a fat face
shows a person inclined to falsehood.
Irascibility is accompanied by an erect
posture , open nostrils , moist temples ,
displaying superficial veins which stand
out and throb under the least excite
ment , large , unequal , * ill-ranged eyes ,
and equal use of both hands.
A good genius may be expected from
middle stature , blue or gray eyes , large ,
prominent forehead , with temples a little
hollow , a fixed , attentive look , and hab
itual inclination of the head.
Literary Men's Handwriting.
It is a popular error to imagine that
literary men write badly , and the very
fact that Greeley is remembered alike as
a great editor and an execrable writer is
the exception that proves the rule.
Without mentioning names , it may be
safely asserted that authors write dis
tinctly and with legibleness , while of
copy furnished a newspaper office , that
which is furnished by the reporters will
oftener pass muster than thatfurnishedby
casual contributors. It is true there have
been men of genuis and celebrity whose
chirography would scarcely serve as a
model for a writing class. The letters of
Copernicus look like a collection of spi
der tracks ; Calvin wrote illegibly , Oli
ver Cromwell's hand was as crabbed as
his temper in later years ; Addison's
English was almost faultless , but he
wrote it almost illegibly ; Maryborough's
dispatches looked as though written with
a burnt stick ; Bobespierre's hand could
scarcely be read ; Burk's was thin and
scrawly ; Sheridan's was shapeless ; By
ron's like a schoolboy's , and Macaulay's
bad. But the list whose penmanship
was good is a much longer one , and as to
be eccentric does not mean to be genius ,
so it does not follow that a great thinker
need be a bad writer.
How to Get a Decoration.
I once conferred a vast number of dec
orations on an individual that is to say ,
I told him how to get them. He was an
Italian rich , noble , and a fool. He
confided to me that life was a burden ,
because he had no decoration. I baid
to him : "Pay some one to write a book
upon the antiquities of your province ,
pay some one else to illustrate and pub
lish it in folio , and send a copy , beauti
fully bound , to every crowned head in
Europe. Two-thirds of them will repay
you with a decoration. " Two years later
I saw him again. He was covered with
pieces of metal attached to variegated
ribbons. He pressed my hand ; tears of
gratitude glistened in his eyes. He
had followed my advice. LondonTruth.
Why He Wanted It.
"I wished I owned an interest in that
dog of yours , " said one neighbor to an
other , whose dog would dart towards the
legs of anyone with whom he might be
talking , and then back up again and look
up into his master's face as much as to
say : "Shall I pitch into liiin ? shall I give
bun a nip on the leg ? " "An interest in
my dog ? " said his master ; "what could
you do with it ? " "Why , " replied the
other , "Pd shoot my half within the next
five minutes. "
BARGAINS ILL !
We are daily receiving New Goods and will'sell all as
low as any house in the county. Just received a
A CAR-LOAD OF FLOUR
EVERY SACK WARRANTED.
"The .Prairie Kose , " § 1.15 per one-fourth ban-el Sack
"Best Fall Wheat , " § 1.25 per one-fourth ban-el Sack
1 $ Best Uncolored Japan Tea in the market , only 60c.
6 ? Arbucles "Ariosa" Coffee § 1-00
FRESH CANNED GOODS
AT ALMOST WHOLESALE PRICES.
Best Standard Ginghams , per yard 10c.
Best Dress Ginghams , per yard 12ic.
Good Calicoes , per yard 5c.
Indian- Orchard "A. A. , " Indian Wead or Atlantic
"A. " Muslin , the heaviest made , per yard , only. . . lOc.
A FULL LINE OF ALL
Other Grades in Proportion.
- fSWE CA1UIY A FULL LINE OF - f-
, , ,
Alpacas , Ribbons , Laces , Hats and Caps , Boots and Shoes.
We can save you from two to five dollars on a suit of Cloth
ing. Boys' Suits from 4 years up. Young Men's Nobby
Suits will give special bargains in Summer Suits
or Linen Pants. Bring in your
TURKEYS AND CHICKENS , BUTTER AND EGGS
We keep no books. Hence low prices.
GOODS DKLIVKUKD WITHIN i i
TIIK COKI'OHATION FREE. WILCOX BROS.
FREES & HOCKNELL ,
PKOMUETO.RS 01 ? THE
Jill T MHB W
H DEALERS IN II
Lumber , Lime , Cement , Sash , Doors , Blinds ,
Hard and Soft Coal ,
YARDS AT STcCook , Indianola , Cambridge , Arapahoe , and Oxford.
Challenge Wind Mill ,
biipcrior to any on the market , belnj ; IIea\lcr , Stronner Built ,
and therefore a more Durable Mill. It is the only
absolutely tafe .Mill built ; and outof
Thousands Erected During 12
Years past , not one has ever blown away and left the Tower <
fctandhi ; ? . A record no other Mill can show. We offer
to put up any of our I'L'MI'IXG MILLS
ON THIRTY DAYS TRIAL ,
And If they don't slve satisfaction , will remove Mill at our
ow n expense. AM ! > Manufacturers of the Celebrated
UiaMci'Re Feed Mill" , Corn Pli"ller ? , Iron Tumps
nith brascj linders , Iron Pipe , Tanks.
TorIhirnte - - . citalii in > s and prices , apply to
U. ] } . XETTLETON , MeCook , Neb. ,
A i-ni fiirSuuthnc'-tcrn ' Xebraska and Xorthweitern Kansas.
iVORITE RESORT ,
THE PLACE ' , &
ce Coid Lemonade , Ginger Beer , Pop , Nuts ,
CHOICE CIGARS , CANDY , ETC ,
B1LLIAKD and TOOL TABLE. CALL ami ENJOi" YOLTuSELYES