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- . . E. McPHERSON & CO.
U , S , LAND ATTORNEYS ,
Hcfofo / Id 1C
OFFICE : West Dennison Street ,
VMcCOOK , NEBRASKA.
Challenge Wind Mill ,
Superior to any on the maiket , being He.x > Icr , Stronner Built ,
and therefore a more Durable Mill. It Is the only
absolutely safe JI111 built ; and out of
Thousands Erected During 12
Years past , not one lias e\cr blown away and left the To\\cr
kt.imlln ; . ' . A record no other Mill can show. We offer
lo put up any of our PUMPING MILLS
ON THIRTY DAYS TRIAL ,
And If they don't giic satisfaction , will remote Mill at our
own expense. Also Manufacturers of the Celebrated
Challenge Feed Mill" , Corn Shelters , Iron Pumps
nith brass cylinders , Iron Pipe , Tanks.
- Tor estimates catalogues and prices , apply to
G. IJ , KETT1ETOS , McCook , Neb- ,
AKMII for Stmtliw cstciii Nebraska anil Northwestern Kansas.
Sce and Silenccn ia the McCsci Feed Hill , Sailrwd St.
Republican Yalley Lands.
S. E. S.Y. . SOP. ISO , F. . } < N. W. X. K. S. W.
S. W. X. W. Lots 2 , : ; , ami 4 ,
S.K S. W. Sec. r and X. y. X. AV.
"W. J * X. W. Sec. Si , andV. . J/S. AV.
s. E :
S.KS.E. &S.AV. S. E. Sec. 11 & X.W.S.W.
: M >
: .VTATJ :
X > b.
These Landswere carefully selecte'd , are of an excellent qual
ity , and are for sale on easy terms.
40-3m. J. C. McBRIDE , Lincoln , Nebraska.
OF MeCOOK , NEBRASKA.
Makes First Mortgage Loans on Farm Property ,
OFFICE : IN FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING.
A. " CAMPBELL , PRESIDENT. B. M. FREES , 1ST VICE PRESIDENT ,
GEO. HOCKNELL , SECRETARY. R. O. PHILLIPS , 2ND VICE PRESIDENT
F. L. BROWN TREASURER.
WAGONS , BUGGIES , V/IND MILS AND PUMPS.
lRing rc-ojcnal my establishment in 3fcCook , I Aill be pleased to see all of my
old patrons and many ne\v ones , a I will > ell better goods at lower figures than ever before
offered in ilcCook. Call and see me. 40
CORNER MAIN AND RAILROAD STS. MeCOOK , NEB.
The Howard Lumber Co.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
MeCOOK , - NEBRASKA.
EMERSON COLEMAN. CHARLES COLEMAN.
Hardware , StovestTinware.
REPAIR WORK OF AI L KINDS.
Roofing and Spouting Given Prompt Attention.
MeCOOK , Manchester Avenue , NEBRASKA.
SALT FOR CATTLE ,
Rain Does not Affect It.
FOR SALE BY
The Frees & Hockneil Lumber Co. ,
, V SOLxEl A.GHNTS. .
( Successors to E. D. Webster. )
Horses branded on left hip or left shoulder.
P. O. " address , Estelle ,
Hayes county , and Bcat-
krice , Neb. liange. Stink-
\mg \ Water and Prench-
'man creeks , Chase Co. ,
Brand as cut on side of
some animalb , on hip and
sides of some , or any
where on the animal.
JOHN F. BLACK.
IJrecder of IMPROVED SIIKKV
Delano , Meri
no and South
PostoIIice , Osborn , Neb.
Itanjfe , llcil Willow creek
in southwest corner of
Cattle branded O L O
on right side. Also , an
o\er crop on right eat
and muter crop on leit.
_ _ Also , run Q brand on
right slrouldcr. Horses branded 0 on right
GEORGE J. FREDERICK.
Postolfice addtess , Mc
Cook , Nebraska.
Ranch : four miles
southwest of McCook ,
on the Driftwood.
Stock branded AJ on
the left hip.
SPRINGCREEK CATTLE CO.
J. D. WELUOHN , Vice President and Sitpt.
P. O. address , Indiano
la , Nebraska.
Ilange : Bepubliean
Valley , east o Dry
Creek , andnear head of
Spring Creek , in Chase
county , Nebraska.
EATON BROS. & CO.
P. 0. address , McCook ,
Nebraska. Kaugc , south
, of McCook.
Cattle branded on left
hip. Also , iO ? 5 ; and
11 brands on left hip.
Horses branded the
same on lelt shoulder.
STOKES & TROTH.
P. O. address , Carrico ,
Hayes counts" . Neb.
i Ilange : Ked Willow
'creek ' , above Carrico.
Stock branded as abovt
Also run the lolloiving
brands : s , J-T , U , X
Hoi se brand , ia/y W.L
THE FULL BLOOD FRENCH NORMAN.
. VOLTAIRE ,
Will make the season at the barn of B. F.
OLCOTT IN MeCOOK , Neb. , commencing
April 1st , and closing July 1st , IbSfi.
40 A. H. BALLER.
The Fine Clydesdale and Sweet Briar ,
BIRD OF THE WEST ,
BONNIE.SCOTLAND . ,
Will commence the season the 1st of April.
Will be found at my barn south of the Badger
Lumber Yard , McCook. oil Mondays. Tuesdays
and Wednesdays. At W. 1C. Lynch's barn In
dianola , on Tuui-sdaj's , Fridays and Saturdays.
See bills. 42 A. J. PATE , Prop.
BUKT LUFKIX , Cjioom.
THE BED WILLOW MILL
Is noiv in operation and will do
General Custom Work. of
The Mill is complete and we
Guarantee Good Work ,
J. W. PICKLE & CO.
3 E * * ? c.ntl 10 cents postage , and we
Aft S la I will mail you HiEiraroral.val-
i ! H B i ual > te , sample box of goods
% ? B a B that will pat you in the way of
makingmore money at once , than anything
else in America. Both se.\es of all ages can
live at home and-work in spare time , or all the
time. Capital notrequireu. We will start you.
Immense pay sure forthosewho start atonce.
4-35-lyr. STINSON &Co. , Portland , Maine.
Fntaro Trlamphs of Electricity.
[ Demorest's Monthly , , ]
The most ambitious project yet
broached for employing electricity j a
universal motor is at present under con
sideration at Quebec. It has its origin
in the successful usealready made"
Montmorency falls as the sourco of
power for lighting Dufferin terraco by
electricity. It is now proposed to put
the famous water-fall at work not only
to run a short electric railway , but to
furnish electric power superseding steam
/u all the factories and workshops of
The utilization of natural water-falls
for this purpose is already known to be
entirely practicable. One of the first
electric railways built as a business en
terprise was that at Portrush , opened
by Lord Spencer some years ago. It
derived its energy from a neighboring
water-fall. ! Near Grenoble a similar
experiment was made , the water-fall
being made to work a printing-press , a
sand-mill , and other machinery in the
city. These , however , were small affairs
compared with tho scheme now pro
posed in ( Quebec. Should that 1)8 suc
cessful , great water-falls would acquire
a value besides that of their picturesque-
nes's , and tho practical man would no
longer lose his enjoyment of their
beauty in his regret over the amount
of power allowed to go to waste.
Some other very interesting experi
ments in the usa of electricity as a
motor are soon to be practically tested.
In Xew York city experiments are un
der way to u&e electricity instead of
steam on the elevated roads. What is
called the Daft motor is to bo em
ployed. Philadelphia expects to have
an electric railway under'operation
within a very short period. Electric
railways have been established for
years , "on a small scale , in Gennany ,
Austria , Belgium , and elsewhere , and
electric omnibuses and boats have been
used in Paris and \ ienna. Toronto ,
also , put in operation last month an
electric railway about a mile long , to
carry passengers to and from the neigh
boring fair grounds. But the question
of questions still to be solved is the
cost of electricity compared with steam.
Dentistry of tbo Primitive Bart.
[ Boston Globe. ]
Some of the more primitive methods
of extracting teeth are worthy of men-
tioiL One was to attach one end of a
stout string to the offending tooth , the
other end to tho handle of a half-opened
door , and then suddenly close the door.
The same object was sometimes at
tained by fastening the string to a win
dow-sill , and then jumping out of the
window. How high a window should
be from the ground to perform this
operation satisfactorily is not stated ,
though this is a question of but little
moment to a man suffering with a
Early in tho present century dentists
traveled from town to town , provided
with a turnkey , a scraper , and some
kind of dentifrice. The latter com
monly contained acids , which not only
removed tho tartar from teeth , but de
stroyed their enamel. As one of Bos
ton's most prominent dentists expressed
it : "To use such a preparation is like
setting a barn afire to kill the jats. " In
destroying exposed nerves a hot iron
was useii in place of steptics. A small
nerve in the ear , connected with a net-
\york of nerves , extending to the median
line , was sometimes destroyed with a
hot iron _ to prevent toothache. In
other words , tho burning of that little
nerve precluded the possibility of tooth
ache on oneside of the face. This was
not a general custom , though the oper
ation is known to have been quite fre
quently performed in Massachusetts.
The Prospective Cocaine Supply.
[ Cincinnati Enquirer. ]
It is difficult to state where the best
varieties of the coca leaf may be obtained.
The plant flourishes throughout the
extent of tho Andean plateaufrom Ecn-
of Peru , toward the river Marauon , a
vary excellent quality is found , but , clm
just now , in that district , as well as in
the others of Peru , it is of difficult ex is
portation , owing to the still unsettled tr
condition of political att'airs , the heavy trw
rains prevailing in those sections and trft
the limited means of transportation ft
The current value of the coca leaves blai
at Lima and at Callao may be fixed ac st
oO cents , gold , per pound. The stm
usual mode of packing for transporta si
tion is in hides , forming what , in com t
mercial parlance , is termed "ceroons , " it
but the article from the
Maranon , to 01
which I refer particularly , comes to 01w
hand in small packages covered with w
corn husks. Manufacturers speak
highly of this quality of coca. as
XVliat tho CroivIVet Mean. tibi
New ' .
[ Yor'c WorM.1 biM
M. Mantegazza , an Italian scientist , M
has written an article on wrinkles , suHi
which has appeared in The Pall Mall Hi
Gazette. He says the life history of a by
man can be written from his wrinkles.
After giving the pros and cons of the
different lines of the face , M. Mante
gazza says the crow's feet mark the sp
passing of the fortieth year , and are Pi
especially despised by ladies. He then tr
cites a case of one lady who succeeded tra
in keeping these tell-tale lines off long a
after they were due by means of avi
springs , which kept tho skin stretched ity
atnight at the corners of the eyes. A itd
patent on such a spring would make a lit
man's fortune here. "Going in the fc
sun , " says M. Mantegazza , "with the fcki
face insufficiently covered brings tl
wrinkles on prematurely. But they are
in every case normal at 40. "Wrinkles tii
in the upper eyelids , and sometimes in le
the lower , he assures us , are the result leP <
hard living , grief or worry. tii
The Telephonic Voicp.
Philadelphia Ledjrer.l ;
The fact is that a telephone does not lo
disguise a voice at all ; it simply accents
its prevailing quality , making it rather
more recognizable , if possible. A person
who has a sharp ring in the voice will 6
speak more sharply , a gruff voice will 6ai
be more gruff ; and , by the same rule , ai
an insincere voice ought to be more in- la
sincere. The telephone , indeed , if a in
little more leisure could be given to the I
people who talk through it , instead of j
the feeling that the central office u \
waiting impatiently to cut them off , has
would gi\y tine opportunity for weigh fie
ing a man's words unperturbed by tUo a
Mr. Gladstone In Con vernation.
fNe < v York World. ]
ifr. Gladstone , having given m > hh
recent morning occupations of rea'ding
the lessons in church and cutting down
a tree , is in splendid vigor on th'o old
stumping ground and is personally re
ceived with all the old enthusiasm ,
though Chamberlain's quick chariot
wheels aro leaving his political doctrines
far behind. While Radical opinions
ripon everywhere , frost-nipped "Whig-
gery pines itself away. He is himself ,
however , admittedly in full fettle tho
voice clear and resonant , the wonderful
face the same , strong , intense , full of
force , but withal tender , delicately lined
Wo have two portraits of lu'rn , onp at
Co and one at 7 , but no portrait gives
you an idea of it. Xo portrait can , for
it is a face in motion The lateMr. .
Samuel Ward , who was a guest with
him at Dalmeny on his first stumping
pilgrimage , and for whom Mr. Glad
stone at once conceived that affection
ate liking which that genial and accom
plished American gentleman always
inspired , was never weary of dwelling
on that face. As he converses in pri
vate , he used to say , it speaks as elo
quently as his tongue. As he stood at
the end of the piano , sipping his after-
dinner tea with us in the quaint old
Scottish drawing-room of Dalmeny ,
nothing but a series of instantaneous
photographs could have given the faco
or rather score of Gladstouian faces of
tho ten minutes of conversation.
The facial expression varies with
ocry thought of this many-thoughted
man. His thought was acted. Sur
prise , pleasure , interest , disdain , pity
called different features into play in his
Protean countenance. Eyes , nose ,
chin , all spoke not only so , but the
whole body , so that his conversation
was like a solo with an orchestral ac
companiment. Hands , feet , tho entire
man , accompanied the time-like voice in
a conversation which was not epiSrara-
matic but sometimes involved ; ( lowing
along at times like a level lowland
stream , with many serpentine windings ,
yet always forcible and clear. AVhen
his face is serious , the inner lights seem
momentarily put out. He seemed then
to apply a brake to the thought-train ,
and'every feature was pulled up into a
One of tlie Mistakes of "Culture. "
[ Cor. Kansas City Times. ]
I once knew intimately two violinists.
One had a wrist like a steel spring in
its strength and flexibility. His fingers
were supple and strong. He could not
produce a bad tone if he tried. Ho
played easily and almost without effort ,
and to me his playing was the most ex
quisitely beautiful 1 remember to have
heard. .Still ho had not taken the
pains to study any particular school
systematically and he was never al
lowed by professionals to possess any
merit , Tho other had a stiff wrist and
clumsy lingers. He used his wrist , of
course , but his bowing in rapid pass
ages was never distinct and his exeu -
tion while exactly according to Spohr
was more for the eye than the ear.
Yet he was the pet and pride of pro
fessionals and consequently of the
I have frequently sat through an
opera near professionals. 1 heard noth
ing about beauty , but much of how cer
tain tones were "placed" and "elected , "
whether they came from tho throat or
the roof of tho mouth or the chest.
Perhaps I am not up to the tension of
culture required to understand art , but
I cannot adn-it that means are greater
than ends. I can not forget that method
which does achieve beauty is less ad
mirable than beauty without method.
The fault is not confined to musicians.
In paiuting , the drama ' , literature , re
ligion and decorative art'we hear more
of schools than of essential beauty. All .
criticism is pervaded by this mechanical
judgment. It strikes me that we ought
to be more concerned with results than
Unset * ntfl. : Chemistry.
Many of the so-called applications of I
chemical science to the arts were lirst b
made by persons who were entirely S
ignorant of science and who did not
know the meaning of the word chemis
try. Five hundred years ago tanners t
who did not know that a raw hide con Ic
tained gelatine and were ignorant of the
Q iM-UAllVJ itUA * 7Vl > 4
fact that tannin would render it insoln-
ble produced better leather than is made
anywhere Jn the world to-day. The
stonemasons of the" middle ages who did
not understand the union made by
silicious sand and quicklime made mor
tar that is stronger now than the rocks ic
binds together. The ignorant Hindoos
on the banks of the Ganges and the wild
Arabs in eastern Asia made steel that is
worth its weight in gold.
Quito too much is claimed for science
a promoter of the useful and decora
tive arts. It explains many processes ,
but it produces very few that arc new.
Medical science , if indeed there is an } '
such science , is little more than a classi
fication of the remedial discoveries made
The Good Spiders Do.
[ Boston Bml ut.l
TJr. C. Keller , of Zuricli , claims that
spiders perform an important part in the
preservation of forests by defending the
trees against the depredations of of
aphides ] and insects , lie has examined
great many spiders , both in their
viscera and by feeding them in captiv
, and has found them to be voracious "
destroyers of these pests ; and he be
lieves that the spiders in a particular a
forest do more effective work of this
kind than all the insect-eating birds
that inhabit it.
He has verified his views by observa
tions on coniferous trees , a few broad-
leaved trees and apple trees. An im '
portant feature of the spiders' opera
tions is that they prefer dark spots , and
therefore work most in the places which
vermin most infest , but which are likely
be passed by other destroying agents * .
Whites of Alaska.
t \f \ hicajro HeraiiLJ
There are 1,900 white people in south
eastern Alaska. Vegetation is abundant
and luxurious , the cattle sleek and fat ,
and the mining industry assuming
large ; proportions. These facts appear
an o Iicial report to Washington. ple
A Iliirdr Cotton Plziut.
A man in Jefferso ville , Ind. , who
been experiment ing with cotton for "
several years , claims to have originated
plane that can be successfully grown not
the northern stated. and
F. tt. AND E. M. K1MMELL ,
Editors and Publishers.
THURSDAY , MAY 13,1886.
A fine boy at Mr. Stone's.
'Most of the farmers in this vicinity
have finished planting corn.
A. S. Boughton attended the G. A.R.
post meeting at Indianola , Thursday.
\V. P. Elmer and wife and A. S.
Boughton and wife visited ludianola ,
F. A. Griffin and mother , Mrs. A. M.
Griffin , and Miss Smith , of Valley
Grange , were in the city on Tuesday.
Miss Mamie Wlutesel , daughter of
X. Whiteselhas returned from Lincoln ,
where she has been attending school for
the past two years.
J. Peake and Al. Brock returned from
Curtis , last Thursday. They have been
freighting to that place for the past few
weeks. They report a heavy rain storm
there , last Wednesday.
Tradition says it it rains on Easter
Sunday , the seven Sundays immediate
ly after will be rainy. We never kept
a record to see if it is good , but will do
so this year. Rain fell on Easter Sun
day and last Sunday came in line. In
some parts of the state , so hard did it
rain , that it would appear as if the rains
due on the next sis Sundays had all
been sent at onco. GOSSIP.
VA LTON NOTES.
Mr. Barnes called on old neighbors ,
Fathec Barkloti lias returned looking
well and hearty.
Miss Delia'Speer commenced her
school work on the 2Glh.
Robert Brown and wife will spend a
season in Hitchcock county.
Elder Berry of McCook preached an
excellent sermon to our people , last
, We are able to report progress , and
business flourishing. Building , plant
ing , seeding , still the order of the day.
Oscar Brown is still vigorously im
proving his homestead , a few miles west ,
as is also R. M. Williams , just west of
the county line.
We notice Kd. Webb is making rather
suggestive improvements on his place on
the south side , and those who know say
it means something.
May 12th. RALPH.
En. TIIHIXI : : In your issue of April 29th.
theie is an item , which reflects somewhat on
.some oflicial from Ciilbertsou , " statins that
said official married a couple at the McEntce
UOUM. ' , and that theirroom , witiutesesaiid of
ficial weic all gloriously full. Xowl > u ti
tr : say that the ofliciala - ; not an oilicial , nor
hiI not Ixfon .since the election , last fallt anil
hib do not think that there is an oflicial in Cul-
bcrbnn < that would make such a fool of him
Two pieces of beautiful Xew Music ,
together with a large , illustrated Cata
logue of Musical Goods of every descrip
tion , will be mailed to any address on
receipt of only 10 cents in coin or post
age stamps. 'Address , Will L. Thomp
son & Co. . East Liverpool , Ohio.
TIIK senate sat down on the democrat
Anglophobists on Wednesday with a
large majority in favor of employing
American vessels to carry the mails to
South America. This will , if it goes
through the house , be a thorn in the
side of 3Jr. Yilas. who hates an Amer
ican ship and an American seaman.
Eight democrats , mostly from the Xorth
Atlantic states , voted with the republi
cans. The bill appropriates eight hun
dred thousand dollars and fixes the com-
pensation to the mail carriers at fifty
cents per nautical mile between the point
shipping and the destination of the
mail bags. The southern democrats
generally voted to .strike out the word
"American. ' " Plumb of Kansas made
powerful speech in favor of American
mail carriers for American business to
South American ports.
THE Springfield Republican says :
'When in such a condition of things as
that which exists in Chicago n paper
preaches murder and incendiarism , as
the socialist organ there does , it is ask
ing .1 great deal of society to keep its
hands off. " The Syracuse Journal re
marks : ' 'Such "papers are vipers who
would strike down the benefactor that
has warmed them into life.1 The peo
of the Tnited States will have to
give out a new interpretation of their
invitation to all the world , that this is
"the asylum of tins oppressed. " Ic is
an asylum for European lunatics
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