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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 29, 1890)
Sevori Spook Events ,
A woman died under suspicious cir.
iumstnnced in a small hcswe neai
Marshall , III. , lost November. Since
then it is eaid' that a form in white
has been seen to pass in and out ol
the house nt the same hour each
On a.farm near Springfield , Mo. , a
spectral rabbit lingers about an old
well , into which the dead.body of a
murdered peddler was thrown many
yeans ago. The animal is bullet
proof. No matter how many shots'
are aimed at it , it maintains its po
sition day after day.
A New York widower , on the night
of his marriage to another woman ,
was surprised by a visit from the
spirit of liis first wife , who delivered
to him a lecture on the evil of his
Wl3's , ' giving him to understand in
the most emphatic language that
she strongly disapproved of his
As a Maine judge was riding past
a graveyard one moonlight night ,
he thought , he saw a ghost. There
was something white on top ot a
tomb and it moved. Getting nearer ,
he'saw its eyes gleam. But deter
mining to solve the phenomenon , he 1
advanced into the graveyard and [
discovered that the spectral object
was "only a stray sheep.
An elegant Indianapolis mansion is
empty and is offered for rent at a
very low figure. The owner vacates
because he is tired of the racket kick
ed up by invisible midnight visitors.
Furniture is turned upside down and
the piano playpd by unseen hands.
A ghostly finger appears and traces
on the mirror letters of the color ol
blood , spelling cut the word "Be
ware ! "
A correspondent of a Cincinnati
paper says that while he was in the
army in 1863 he awoke one morning
on hearing his name called by hia
sister's voice. No one else heard the
sound , and the occurrence passed
from his mind a few das later , when
he received a letter from home stat
ing that his sister had died on the
very day he was so strangely awak
Madam , Dak. , has a spook and is
proud of it. A man named Lansing
died in 1881 in a house which has
been vacant ever since. Those who
pass the place in the night time see
strange lights flitting about in the
deserted rooms , and hear groans and
cries of distress. One farmer who
had the courage to look in the win
dow declares that he saw Lansing ,
with a face as pale as death , lying
on the. floor. New Moon.
A Steak That Cost $2OOOX
The trip of George Francis Train
around the world has recalled some
of his eccentric doings when lie was
wealthy , Nearly twenty-five years
ago he was in Denver and ha-1 called
for beefsteak for breakfast , insisting
that he wanted it broiled. It came to
him fried. He abused the waiter
and the cook , but he got no satis
faction , and finally swallowing his
anger and a portion of the steak
wandered out into the office , where
he met the proprietor. The subject
of the steak was discussed between
them in animated language for a few
minutes , when Train suddenlyasked :
"Say , what will you take for this
hotel and getoutto-day ? You don't
know how to run a hotel.5' The
propritor named § 45,000 as his
price , which was a figure far above
its real value. "All right , " said
Train ; "I'll take it. Make out the
papers at once and I will make out a
check for the amount. " The hotel
was duly transferred to Train , who
discharged the waiters and cook , ran
the establishment lor two weeks ,
called in an auctioneer and sold out
everything to the highest bidder.
AVhern he settled up with the man of
the red flag he found that he had
paid just § 20,000 lor that fried
eteak. New York Press.
It Was a Surprise.
A guest at one of , the mountain
resorts who was charged 10 "cents for
a glass of lemonade made a prompt
and vigorous kick saying :
"This is nothing short of highway
robbery and I don't submit to it. "
"My'friend , " said one oftheclerks.
vho had been called on to adjust the
matter , "what do you suppose our
object is in keeping this hotel ? "
"To accommodate the public of
"Exactly , but that's not all. "We
intend to make money at the same
"You do ? "
"Of course we do. We must have
a profit even on our beer. "
"Then I'll pay my bill and go ! I
like to see everybody get along , buti
when the clothing store in my town
sells a suit of clothes for half off I'm
not going away from home to pay
somebody lull figures and a little
more on top of them. " New York-
The Guileless Victim.
"Fork over your money , " said tha
The belated pedestrian reluctantly
"Here is all I have , " he said , hand
ing over a twenty-dollar bill , "and I
am a hundred mires from home , dwnt
know a soul in this city and haven't
had my supper yet. If you have a
spark of humanity , " he implored
tremblingly , "give me a dollar to get
home on. "
"The footpad tossed him a coin
and vanished up a dark alley.
The next day he discovered that
his innocent victim from Upthecreek
had got a doJIac ic. good money out
of him in exchange fora counterfeit
twenty-dollar bill. Chicago Times.
THE COUNTRY EDITOR.
If He Is the Right Kind of a Man He
can do Well Anywhere. '
"What some of your funny , men on
/aotropolitan newspapers would do
without the country editor to crack
Hjoke on occasionally , when their
think-tanks have run dry. I do not
know , " said the proprietor , editor ,
dramatic critic , news reporter , busi
ness manager , foreman of the com
posing room of a thriving weekly
shet published in a town adjoining
New York , while he was on a visit to
the city , the other day , to a New
York Tribune writer. "When we are
thinking of the famous city newspa
pers and the vast influence they ex
ert , we are apt to underestimate the
important place occupied by the
country newspapers. More people
read them than you would suppose.
Right here in your city I have seen
busy men , men of affairs , leading
politicians , millionaire merchants
and railway magnates receive their
mail in the busiest hours of the day ,
and stop two or three minutes to
pick out , unfold and glance over the
columns of the little newspapers pub
lished in their native towns. Every
name there is familiar to them. Every
thing that goes on in those little ham
lets interests them. Then the rush
of business sweeps along again and
the littlb paper is thrust into an in
side pocket to be read from headline
to the last advertisement at the
first half hour of leisure. "
"Then the residents of the country
towns want their local papers for
other reasons. It is true that many
a country editor fills his sheet with
such items as : 'Postmaster Stickem
has shaved off his goatee'and won
ders that his paper is despised and
neglected , when all the time several
thousand people would be glad to see
something really valuable from his
pen. But if a man with brains takes
hold of it hie personality is soon felt ,
recognized and welcomed. The field
does not seem , on the surface , to be
an inviting one , and for that reason
many a bright young newspaper
man is swallowed up , unknown , in
the big cities , who might be a shin
ing light in a smaller community.
Naturally when an ambitious young
fellow leaves college to enter the
ranks of newspaper workers he seeks
a connection with one of the mighty
papers of the land. He feels the pow
er within him which will speedily set
all wrongs right and open the eyes
of all men to their best interests. It
does not take long to get all this
knocked out of him , and unless he
possesses unusual ability , not only
above , but far above the average ,
he soon acquires the habit of regard
ing newspaper work as a mere means
of earning so many dollars a week.
"He sees that he is doomed to ob
scurity in the city ; that he is a mere
part of the machine. He helps to
turn out an admirable paper , it is
true , but no credit comes to him
from it. So he frets or he submits.
If he frets , there is hope for him in
the country. Let him take hold in a
town ol 5,000 people , say. If he has
capital to start a paper for himself ,
so much the better. If not , let him
do some good work on the paper al
ready established there and it will be
quickly recognized. Let him make
acquaintances with discretion. It
will not be necessary for him to hang
around the liquor stores discussing
with every idler about the tariff.
When he is able to make a close esti
mate of what it will cost him toes-
tablish a paper , and can argue his
case in a convincing way , let him approach
preach some man with money , or
who can control money , and who can
be inspired with confidence in the
would-be editor's plans.
"Then when he is started , let him
take pains to find oub what the people
ple are thinking and talking about
and beat that other fellow who is
covering the same field for some city
'daily. People in the country have
minds just as well as those living in
the city , and the live breezy , newsy
country journals exceed in circula
tion the dull oiips , just as they do in
tijf city. If a man has individuality ,
here he can let it run. His job office
in many instances paj-s him better
than his paper , any way , and he can
live in comparative affluence , with
the consciousness of being his own
master , able to say to the public
over his own signature just what his
ideas are on all current topics.
There's a good deal in that , too , for
'Many and many a country news
paper gives cause for wonder why
people ever read it and why anybody
wants to publish it. But offer tc
buy out its editor and you will be
thunderstruck at the price he will re
fuse for it. The position is a fasci
nating one. He ' is looked to by a
large part of the community as a
leader in all movements , religious ,
political or social. He is frequently
a power in more than mere local af
fairs , and lor a man with political as
pirations there are few better callings
in which to start.
"A bright , newsy weekly , with a
paidup circulation of 2.500 and a
proportionate amount of cash ad
vertisements , with a small job office ,
will give a man § 2hOO , clear ( worth
$4,000 in the city'i with plenty of
time to read , improve his mind ,
keep abreast of the times , and main
tain his social affiliations , and will
assure him about 10,000 readers , on
whom , if he has brains ( and if not ,
for Heaven's sake let him keep out
of newspaper work of any kind ) ) M
may exercise a potent influence. "
A Good Rebel Bird.
Forney of Alabama told a
good story of the war , not long ago ,
in a cloak-room of the house of rep
resentatives. He heard it from the
lips of tli3 a confederate officer , who
got it direct fron Judah P. Benjamin ,
the confederate secretary of state.
Jefferson Davis and his cabinet were
at some little town in North Carolina-
on their way to Texas , after Lee's
surrender , when they heard of the
assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
The news appalled them. A council
of war was held. All felt that the in
dignation of the north over Lincoln's
death would be so great that sum
mary vengeance would be wreaked
upon any members of the confeder
ate cabinet , who were captured. Ben
jamin struck out for himself. He
tried to make his Avay to'the seacoast -
coast and take his chances of escap
ing to Europe. HP had little money.
At first he was assisted by members
of hia own religious faith. But in
time his supplies ran out and he had
anything but a pleasant experience.
He understood that there was a
large reward offered for his arreut.
The country was scoured bv federal
cavalry and several times had nar
rowly escaped capture. He finally
reached the boundary of Florida and
Georgia. It was unsafe for him to
apply at .plantations for shelter. He
slept in thickets and wherever he
thought it would be safe. One night ,
hungry and footsore , he went'to
sleep upon a bed of pine needles in a
scrub of saw palmettos. Soon after
daylight he awoke. A sharp falsetto
voice shouted : "Hurrah for "Jeff ! "
It star tied him. At first he thought
that it came from some Yankee
trooper on his trail , and trying to
lure him out. The mockingbirds
were singing in the pine trees above
the palmettos , and finches were
twittering in the tops. Occasionally
a cardinal groesbeak flew over him.
All the time , however , he heard the
words : "Hurrah for Jeffl" uttered in
the shrill falsetto tone. At last he
ventured to raise his head and cau
tiously peep over the scrubby pal
mettos. Nobody was in sight. He
raistd himself to his full height ,
which was very short , and looked
"Hurrah for Jeff ! " was repeated.
He saw , a few yards away , a parrot
sitting upon the limb of a burned
pine. He quickly concluded that the
owner of the bird could be trusted.
He approached the parrot which
gazed with apparent interest , and
then began to whistle "Away Down
in. Dixie. " A moment afterward the
bird flew a hundred yards or more
and again shouted : " "Hurrah for
Jeff ! "
Benjamin followed and soon ar
rived at a plantation in the edge of
a hammock , shaded with live oaks.
Its owner lived in a large log house ,
with a cartway through the middle.
The chimneys were built upon the -
outside of the dwelling , and there ;
was a row of negro quarters nearby.
A tall Cracker sat upon a stoop
dandling a half-naked boy upon his
knee. Benjamin asked himif he own
ed the parrot , He replied that he
did , and added : "That bird's a rale
old rebel , like the rest of us. "
Thereupon Benjamin made himself
known , and was treated with the ut
most hospitality. More than that ,
the Cracker gave him a mule and
saddle and after that he had no
difficulty in making his way to the
coast. New York Sun.
To Mend Rubber Shoes
It is sometimes very convenient
to have a cement for India rubber ,
by means of which a worn spot in
the overshoes , or any rubber article ,
may be repaired without expense or
trouble. To make a small quantity
of such a cement , sufficient to keep
for emergency purchase 5 cents'
worth of red rubber from some deal
er in dentists' supplies. Cut it into
bits , put in a bottle , and cover it
with chloroform. In about ten
minutes it will be dissolved. It
should be applied with a , brush like a
mucilage brush. Do not leave the
bottle uncorked for an instant , ex
cept while removing the brush , and
apply the cement as rapidly as pos
sible , or it will harden. Where there
is a large hole a piece of what is
i known as "rubber dam , " which may
also be purchased from a dealer in
dentists' supplies , may be useful.
Cut out a piece of this of suita ble
size , fasten it over the hole with a
few stitches , and brush over the rub
ber with the cement. Care should be
taken not to inhale any chloroform ,
nor to leave this cement where chU-
Iren can get to it.
The Lightning Rod Season.
Now is the time for inhabitants ot
bhe rural districts to conjure up the
annual thunder storm scare and in
voke the shade of Ben. Franklin by
Converting houses and barns into
the semblance of colossal metallic
porcupines. Scoffing neighbors console -
solo them with jeers , butperhapti
jrect wooden rods to scare away
that "hardy perennial , " the light
ning rod agent. Something is to be
said on both sides of the question ,
[ t is quite certain that a well ground-
ad network of conductors will avert
bo a very great extent danger from
lightning , but it is extremely likely
that the same result is not attaina
ble by the average rod that thrusts
its point a few inches above the chim
ney top. It is well to remember that
a , few tall trees around a house form
a very efficient and artistic system
that is always well grounded and
never needs overhauling. Electrical
KILP TRICK BROTHERS.
Horses branded on left hip or left ibouldet
P. O. addrCBS.Itnpsrial ,
Cbase county , and Beat
rice , Neb. hange. Slink *
inK Water and French
man creeks , Cbase Co ,
Brand as cut on sid * of
some animals , on blp an *
sides of tome , or an ]
the pnt nnl.
To cure Biliousness , Sick Hcadacbo , Consti
pation , Malaria , Liver Complaints , take
the eafe and certain rewedy ,
Uie the SMAX.Ii Size (401ittl/ ! Beam to th
bottle ) . THBT ARE TUB MOST CONVENIENT.
Suitable iox * ctll VCCMI.
Price of either aize , 25c. per Bottle.
| .rSHITH&C0.1Ukenof"BILSBEAKS , ' > STLOUISUO ,
J. S. McBEAYER ,
House Mover % Drayman ,
McCOOK , NEB *
ouse and Safe Moving a 8peo >
laity. Orders for Praying left at the
Huddleston Lumber Yard will receive
prompt attention. ,
F. D. BURGESS ,
Steam and Hot Water Heating ,
North Main Avenue ,
McCOOK , - KEBRASJ1A.
| 3F * A ctook of best grades ot Hone , Lawi
Sprinklers , Hose Reels aud Hote Fixture *
oonttantly OB band. Ail work receir e * proapl
And what is of more importance ,
Quality- --and-- Style
Why not have a suit that fits you ,
when one which is both stylish and
serviceable can be bought for $22.00
A. pair of trowsers which are really
elegant , DRYSDALB will build you foi
$5. Fine fabrics cost but little at
DRYSDAIOS'S now , less than misfits-
fact. Look him over. You will plac *
your order. Save money. Feel bettej
and look better. Buying for cash an *
light expenses does the business at
ALLEN'S TRANSFER ,
Bus , Baggage0 Dray Line ,
F , P. ALLEN , Prop. ,
McCOOK , NEBRASKA.
p-Beat Equipped in the Citr. Leave order *
at Commercial Hotel. Good well water fun
misted OB short notion.
I will buy stock cattle of any age ,
from calves up. Also , stock hogs.
At Brush creek ranch , 3 miles
southeast of McCook , Neb.
J. B. MESKRTE.
R. A. COLE ,
Leading Merchant Tailor.
Will sell English , Scotch , French
end American cloths AT XCOST foi
the next sixty days. Cnme and get
a first-class suit of clothes cheap.
It is a rare chance. Shop two doors
west of the Citizens Bank , McCook ,
Has moved across Uennison street into
the building recently vacated by P. Penner.
His stock of spring goods is new and complete
and he will make clothing at LOWER FIG
URES than * any tailor in McCook
W. 0. BULLARD & CO.
L1MB , HARD
DOORS , LUMBER.
BLINDS.LUMBER. . SOFT
RED CEDAR AND OAK POSTS *
M Ita 1L
BUY OR US ,
do not sell ONE ARTICLE
BELOW COST and make It back sev
eral times by selling other goods for
MORE THAN THEY ARE WORTH ,
but we can SAVE YOU MONEY on
Dry Goods , Notions ,
Hats and Caps ,
Boots and Shoes ,
Groceries , Flour.
Everythingat Bed-Rock Prices !
We Mean Business !
GALiJU AND SB.R. US.
Wilcoz & Fowler.
Eto wart's Healing- Powder
20 years in HBO for oil open sorea ,
ca man and boaat , barbed wire
cats , jjalls , burns , chaflnp , etc. It
cosnot be equaled. Oolylficabx.
Stewart's Stock Remedy
la not made of bran , ashes end
BOTrdtut , to show Inrge box for
little money ; bat is a Tonic and
Hood Pcrifler , for all llvo stock.
It it the beat condition powder la
the World. B3 25 cento a bos.
Is the beat remedy for Bhenm-
tvtlczn , Lameness , Swelling , Back-
cche , Sprains , etc. , in nso for
rsan and beaat. A trial ortlcr will
proTe it. Largo bottle , 25 cents.
STEWART'S HOOP OJIi
Sbtalng Ilka it for Dry. Cracked ,
Brittle or Contracted Hoofs
nskco them eoft and tongh. Keep
tLwa ia good condition with this
oil. Ic pays to MO it. Remember
Kb foot co bone. Largo bottla
25 cants. jnySold Everywhere.
fe Chemical Co. ; St. Lwls
Buo'ro to Stewart HealtagPowder Oo.
Private fftedlcaf Aid
(1F7IRP ST.ZOOI8.MO. Special attention
* . itfren to all disease * or troubles in Bate
or female marritd or single , brought about by
, abates. ezceMe * orimproprieti * * .
THE OLD DOCTOR.
'consulted by jn ll , or at tba offica , fre * ot charga ,
Bg-Relfabfo , Skillful Tntrtmuit Guarantied.
Board and apartment ! furnished to those who
cfesire personal care. Scad P. O. stamp tot circa *
Jars , etc. Address letters ,
Dr. YFard Oflee , lie K. 7tk Sir * * * , St. lanls , X *
THB OLD DOCTOR'S
Always Reliable and perfectly Safe. Thd
taie w iwed br tlKMuands of women all orer tha
Culled State * , in the Old Deotdr'.t private xuU
practice , lor 38 yean , and sot a single had result !
, . XOLA.X > XB8. \
if oner returned tt not aa represented. Send I
ee u ( stamps ) for seated particulars , aad reeelr *
( be only oor r knows to tmU. remtdr by Mall.
. DB. WARD A CO. , ( I
1U Nonk Sttraatb ft * St. I l . - v >
books , scale books , copybooks -
books , school books , etc. , at THE
R. M. SNAVF-LY ,
ATTORNEY--AT - > LAW , .
Will practice in all the State and CnitetV
States Courts. Also before the Land Office a
Mccook and the department at Washington.
A. J. WILLET , M. DM
B. & M. STJRGROKf ,
McCOOK , NEB. ,
Otters his professional services to the people
of McCook. Will not ( TO in the country ex
cept in consultation with other physicians.
SANDERSON & ' STARR ,
Sign , Carriage& Wagon Painters ,
Paper Hanging and Decorating ;
Shop in old land office building.
DR. HrarnnETS * SPECIFICS arescienttficallyand
carefully prepared prescriptions ; used for many
years la private practice withsuccess.andforover
thlrtyyearsusedby thepeople. Zrery single Spe-
clflc Is a special cure for the disease named
These SpeclMcs cure without drugging , pnrg-
Ing or reducing the system , and are In fact and
deed the sovereign remedies of the World.
i IJyaentery , Griping , Bilious Colic. . . .
-j Cholera Morbus , Vomiting
7 Concha , Cold , Bronchitis
8 ISenralgia , Toothache.Faceache. . . .
9 JTeadach ea , SlcfcHeadache. Vertigo
10 DygpepHla , Billons Stomach
11 Supbresaed or Painful Period * . . . * . ,
12 AY bites , too Profuse Periods ' 2 *
13 Crpnp , Cough. Difficult BreathYngV..I .25.
1 * Salt lihcnm . . . - .
V Jfcfc * W i * f Erysipelas , .1 UpLiUUd .2.-S.
lo Rheumatism , Rheumatic Pains. . . . .2.T-
1J > J ever and A sen e , Chills , ilalarla. . . .
17 Pile * , Blina or Bleedlnjr The >
19 Catarrh , Influenza , Cold In the Head .SO-
\\hoopinar . .
Cough , Violent Coughs. , .t\f
24 Grneral Debility.rhyslcaUVeakness ,5
27 KidneyDifcniie 5O
28 IScrTous Debility l.OO
3O Urinary AV'eaknessVettlngBed. . .50
32 Diseases of the JleartPalpitation 1.Of
Sold by Druggists , or cent postpaid on receipv
or price. DR. HUMPHREYS' MAVUAI , (14 * pagek
richly bound in cloth and gold , mailed free !
Hnniphrcya'3iedlclneCo.lC9"ulton St. y Y.
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