The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, November 28, 1890, Image 8

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GEORGE HOCKNELL , President. B. M. FREES , Vice President. W.F. LAWSON , Cashier.
A. CAMPBELL , Director. S. L. GREEN , Director.
The Citizens Bank of McGook ,
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d Up Capital , $5OOOO.
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jMoney loaned on personal property , in < i signatures
or satisfactory collateral.
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THE Kansas Alliance Advocate
declares that it is not in favor of
resubmission and presumes to
speak for the Alliance. This takes
away the last element of the ' 'great
democratic victory" in Kansas.
BURLINGTON employes at Ores-
ton are talking of establishing a
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general store on the cooperative
PRICE 93.00
BE UP to
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Try this popular brand. It is one of the finest nickel cigars
ever placed on sale in McCook.
"La me ! " exclaimed Mrs. Jenkins tc
her daughter Matilda , "who do you
think has arrived-at the hotel ? "
"Any of our friendar inquired itit
"I wislrl could say he was , " said Mrs.
Jenkins. "No , Matilda , it is no less
than a member of the British nobility. '
"How do you know , mother ? "
"Because I happened to be jn the post-
office a few minutes since , nd with mj
own eyes I saw a letter upon the wheel
directed Earl Spencer , Jonesboro hotel ,
So I went right over to the Hotel and
found that it was so. The landlfidj
pointed out the young man to me. Oh ;
Matilda , he is such an elegant young
man , and all that air of high breeding
and so on which you only find in tht
nobility. "
"Really , mother , you quite excite ms
curiosity. "
"But I've got more to tell you , Ma
tilda. I've managed to get an invita
tion from the landlady to come over ana
take tea , BO that we shall be introduced
to him. Only think of that ! And if
only think he should take a fancy tc
you , and , Matilda , though I ought nol
to say it , you are very pretty just the
very picture of what l was at your age
as I was saying , I don't think it at al ]
improbable , at least impossible , that yon
should attract his attention , and thinl
what a fine thing it would be if yor
should become a countess. "
Mrs. Jenkins paused to take breath
after this long and rather loosely jointed
speech to see what effect it would have
upon her daughter. The latter seemed
quite as much affected as she could wish.
She was like her mother , not only ir
form , but in mind , and her mother's
words had stirred her ambition.
"La , how fine lhit : would be ! " she ex
claimed. "I guess Ellen Hawkins would
not show her airs any more. The mean
creature , I wouldn't take any notice ol
her , except just to invite her to the wed
ding , so that she might have a chance tc
envy my good luck.1
"Very true , " said her mother approv
ingly , "but you know a , good deal must
be done before this can be accomplished.
You must endeavor to look your pret
tiest to-night , so as to produce an im
pression upon the young man , if possi
ble. I think you had better wear your
green do laine. "
"No , mamma ; that doesn't become
me. I shall wear my plum colored silk ,
and you must lend mo your gold chain. "
"But , " said Mrs. Jenkins reluctantly ,
"I was going to wear that myself. "
"I don't see. " add her daughter , toss
ing her head , "that it is of much consequence
quence how you look. I presume you
don't expect the young lord will marry
you. But it is very important ho\v I
look. If I can't go looking decent I
won't go at all. Of course all the ladies
in England have gold and jewels to
wear , and I know he won't say a word
to me unless I have something of the
sort. "
"Perhaps you ought , Matilda , " said
her mother. "lam sure it is my sole
aim in life to promote your success , and
if I could only live to see you the wife
of an earl I should die in peace. "
Notwithstanding the apparent disin
terestedness of this remark it is proba
ble that unless Mrs. Jenkins expected to
share in the prosperity of her daughter
she would have cared considerably less
for her alliance with the nobility.
That was a busy day for Mrs. Jenkins
and her daughter. It took them up to
the very moment of their departure to
arrange their toilet. A.t length , resplend
ent with the best their wardrobes could
furnish , they went over to the hotel. It
may be remarked , by the way , that Mrs.
Jenkins , with the cunning natural to
such an admirable manager , had not
whispered a word of her ulterior designs
to the landlady. She even cautioned
her daughter not to address the noble
man by his title in the hearing of any
one else.
Six o'clock found them seated at the
hotel table. It so chanced that Earl
Spencer was the only guest ( the reader
must remember that it was a small coun
try inn ) , and accordingly Mrs. Jenkins
and her daughter had the distinguished
stranger quite to themselves. It suited
Mrs. Jenkins to appear quite ignorant of
the earl's station even of his national-
itjT , unless he should himself reveal it.
It would have been somewhat difficult
to decide wherein lay the marks of high
birth which Mrs. Jenkins professed to
find in the stranger. He looked much
more like a third rate clerk. He wore a
flash waistcoat , an extensive cravat and
a gorgeous watch chain which might
have been gold , but looked more like the
showy articles which remind one of the
old proverb that "all is not gold that
glitters. "
But Mrs. Jenkins was not a woman of
great discernment. She saw nothing but
what might be expected of an earl , and
murmured in the ear of Matilda that his
appearance was very distingue by the
way , she pronounced the word in a way
of her own.
Matilda nodded assent to her mother's
remark , and began to play off her airs
and graces upon the distinguished gen
tleman. Her delight was great to find
that she was creating an impression.
The earl listened to her very attentively ,
and even condescended to exchange a
little playful badinage.
"I should judge , " said Mrs. Jenkins at
length , "that you were not an Ameri
can. There is something about you
which makes me think you an English
man ? "
"You are right , ma'am , " said the earl ,
"I am from England. "
"May I ask if you have been long in
our country ? "
Mrs. Jenkins hardly knew whether to
say sir or not , but finally decided not to
do so.
"Only a few months , " was the reply.
"A few months , " thought she. "Then
le must certainly be traveling incog. ,
or we should have heard of his being
here by the papers. "
When they were ready to depart the
managing lady turned to the English
man and said :
"I should be very happy indeed to see
you at our house to tea to-morrow even
ing , jf you have-no other'engagement.Ml
have always had a very high idea of the
English , and am glad to. have an oppor
tunity to show it. "
"Thank you , ma'am , " the earl replied
with alacrity. "I will certainly call.
At what time do you sup ? '
"At whatever hour will prove most
convenient to you , " was the gracious re
"Indeed , ma'am , you are very land.
Suppose we name it 0 then. "
"Thank you , my I mean sir. We
shall look forward with great pleasure
to your coming. "
"Those people are extraordinarily po
lite , " thought the young man after their
departure , as he sat in l s room smoking
a cigar. "I really think they have taken
quite a fancy to me. My good looks , I
think it must bo , for I haven't a single
recommendation besides on earth. Well ,
if I find the girl has money I may im
prove my advantage and offer myself in
matrimony. Money would be very ac
ceptable just at present. "
Had Mrs. Jenkins heard this soliloquy
she would probably have come to the
conclusion that there was something
wrong about her calculations , but fort
unately for our hero this was not the
It will be readily imagined that Mrs.
Jenkins exerted her culinary skill to the
utmost in preparing for her illustrious
guest. As he saw the numerous dainties
spread out before him he felt a glow of
joy pervade his frame , and determined
on the spot to lay siege to the heart of
The reader will easily imagine that his
advances were readily met by the joung
lady , who was quite enraptured by the
conquest which the hud achieved over
the heart of za earl. Nor was her mo
ther less gratified. The good lady held
her head higher than ever , and
anticipated the time when , as moth1
in-law of an earl , she would take p.
cedence of all who had hitherto ventur
to look down vjo1 her. /
"You know , Matilda , " ohe said ,
when you : ire sicor.ntevi I shall oi
be dowager couuUxs or countess
ger , I really don't know which. I wis
I could find somewhere a book of the
British peerage ; then I could find out
without any trouble. " She thought of
going to the bookseller and asking him
to send for the book , but on second
thought decided that it would bo most
prudent not to ran any such risk of re
vealing her aspirations , even if she were
obliged to remain in ignorance a little
while longer.
One point , however , puzzled her a
little. Notwithstanding the very in
timate terms of the earl with her family
he never ventured any allusion to his
rank or his English estates or the amount
of his income , which Mrs. Jenkins
would have been very glad to learn.
"But I suppose , Matilda , " she re
marked to her daughter , "that he is de
termined to remain incog. PO as to make
sure that you many him for himself
alone. I have read of such cases in sto
ries , but I never expected to have any
thing like it in my own family. Really
I think it is quite romantic. On the
whole I guess it would be best to say
nothing about it until you are fairly
married. "
Matilda acted upon her mother's pru
rient advice , and although her curiosity
was as strong as her parent's she care
fully guarded against betraying it to the
At last one memorable day she bursl
into her mother's room with a triumph
ant glow on her face.
"Has he proposed ? " exclaimed Mrs.
Jenkins in great agitation.
"Yes , mother , " was the reply of the
overjoyed Matilda. "He told me that
he loved me to distraction. "
"I congratulate you , countess that is
to be-said her mother. "By the Avay ,
did he say anything about his rank ? "
"Not a word , mother. "
"I am not at all surprised. Be sure
then that you don't give him a hint that
you know anything about it. How much
we shall enjoy going to England ! "
"We ! " repeated Matilda. "Surely you
don't propose going across the Atlantic
at your time of life ? "
. "At my time of life ! " said Mrs. Jen
kins sharply. "Indeed I do. I don't
mean that you shall have all the enjoy
ment. But did the earl fix the day for
the marriage ? "
"He left that to me. "
"Then fix it as soon as possible. You
must not let him slip through your fin
gers. "
That day three weeks the important
ceremony took place in Mrs. Jenkins'
cottage. Scarcely was it over than that
worthy lady , no longer able to restrain
herself , addressed her son-in-law :
"I trust , my lord , that you will never
regret this day. "
" lord ! " her son-in-law
"My repeated - - ,
exhibiting unequivocal surprise.
"Certainly you cannot expect to re
main incog any longer ? "
' But I have no claim to the title ,
ma'am. "
"No claim ! " exclaimed the mother and
daughter , turning pale. "Are you not an
earl ? "
"That is only my Christian name. "
"And what is your employment ? "
asked Mrs. Jenkins on the point of faint
"I am a house painter , madam , but
being a little unwell was ordered by the
doctor to spend a couple of months in the
country. "
We draw a veil over the scene that en
sued. The lofty fabric of pride which
Mrs. Jenkins had built up fell to the
ground , and her chance of being allied
to the British nobility seems more re
mote than ever. Caroline F. Preston in
Boston Globe.
Couldn't Stand Daylight.
The Salt Lake Herald is responsible
for the following : At a quarry near Salt
Lake a frog hopped out of a pocket in
the center of a rock which had just been
blasted. The animal was of small size
and perfectly white. Its eyes were un
usually large , but apparently blind.
Where the mouth should have been
there was only a line. The frog died
next morning.
A STOitY comes across the ocean
that a "VVelslijfisherman has'drawn
from'the depths ot the/sea'the
log book kept by Columbus dur
ing his first voyage to America :
For four hundred years this log *
Look , which Columbus lost over-
15oard in a storm , has lain , upon
the ocean's bed , and yet we are
told that the entries arc decipher
able and the precious relic well
enough preserved generally to be
reproduced in fac simile.Vo must'
confess that this stoiy sounds
rather fishy. If there is anything
in it , however , the attractions of
the world's fair in Chicago will be
greatly added to if its manage
ment secures this book for the
great exposition.
THE aged king of Holland died
Sunday after an illness which in
capacitated him for the adminis
tration of the government for
some months previous to his de
mise. He exemplified in his life
the vices of a voluptuary , and the
decay of his health Avas due to the
excesses which inarred his reign.
The successor lo 'ijio is the
Princess WilhelnMj s but
10 years > ot a Bl % her
minority Quc |
a Here !
* ion thirty'
. rih ot range
. , in Red Willow
aid inoi'tKUk'e befujf dated
_ ay. 18S9. nix ! upon which
there is now due ihe sum of $510 63 and imur-
ett from Nuvunit&rSOtb , 1890. Pluiiitiil pn yo
for a. decree of foreclosure and sale of suid
premises ; that tbcklet'ondants be foreclosed
and barred of all tifc. lien or other Interest in
biild premises ; for sifliclency judgment and
equitable relief. 204
You are required to , answer said petition on
or before Monday , the 29th dav of December
By its Attorney. J. E. KEDLKY. Plaintiff.
STATK F NEBRASKA , lied Willow County.
Notice is hereby Riven to nil persons having-
claims and deiimnclK against Thomas ( Jolfer.
lateof itedv illwv county , deceased , that the
time fixed for HliiiK claims ajnilnst said estate
is on or before the 1st day of June. IfaOl. All
such persons are required to present their
ulamis with the vouchers to the county judge
of said county , at his office therein , on or be-
loictlu * 1st day of .1 one , 1891 , and all claims so
Hied will be heard before the said judgeon the
3 < i day of .June. 1891 , atone o'clock , P. M.
Dated November loth. 1890.
HAHLOW W. KKYKS. County Judge.
All persons indebted to said estate are re
quested to make immediate payment to the
undersigned. MOSES Coi.eRn , Executor.
William It. Koberts will take notice that on
October 13th , Ib'JO , S. H. Colvin. a Justice of
the Peace ol" Willow Grove precinct , Ited Wil
low count } ' , Nebraska , ibsued an order of at
tachment for the sum of J30.00. in an action
pending before him Wherein Robert Drysdale
is plaintiff und William B.Robertsdefendant.
That property of said defendant consisting of
wages due the said defendant by the C. . IJ. &
Q It. 11. Co. has been attached and garnisheed
under said oroer. Said case was continued to
the 8th day of December. 18'JO , at 9 o'clock. A.M.
25-4ts. ROBERT DKYSDALE , Plaintiff.
November 14th. 1890. f
Notice is hereby given that the following-
named settler has flk-d notice of his intention
to make flnul flvo year proof in support of his
claim , and that said proof will be made before
Register and Receiver at McCook , Neb. , on
Saturday. January 3d , Ib'Jl. viz :
H. E. No. 5152 for the N. W. & of section 11. in
town. 5 , north of range 29. west ol Gth P. M.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon , and cultivation
of , said a id , vz : Samuel Godard , Snnlford T.
Godurd , squire iV.Godurd , of Indianola. Neb. ,
and Robert Duncan of Uox Elder. Neb.
126 SP. . HART. Register.
November 14th , 1800. f
Notice is hereby given that the following-
named settler has Hied notice of his intention
to make final five year proof in support of his
claim , and that said proof will be made before
Register or Receiver at McCook , Neb. , on Sat
urday , December 20th. 1890. vu :
one of the heirs of Enoch E. Nicholson , de
ceased , for the N. W. 1 , , N. W. ft and S. Vz N.W.
X and N. W. ' 4 , S. W. section 17. township 2 ,
north of range 30 , west Utii P. M. He names
the following witnesses to prove his continu
ous residence upon , and cultivation of , said
land , vte : Arcuie Speers , James Speers.
Charles S. Ferris. Richard Williams , all of Mc
Cook. Neb. ' 25 P P. HART. Register.
October 17th , 1890.
Notice is hereby given that the following-
naired self lor has filed notice of her intention
to make final five-year proof in support of her
claim , and that baid proof will be made before
Register or Receiver at McCook , Neb. , on Sat
urday , December 6th , ISl'O. viz :
formerly Sarah A. Hurdick , H. E. No. 5011 for
the N. W. % and W. y2 S. W. h of section
10 , in to"wn. 5 , north ot range 29. west of Gth
P. M. She names the following witnesses to
prove her continuous residence upon , and
culti\ation of. said land , viz : Frank Garlick
and Philetus B. Alexander of Box Elder. Neb. .
John Harrison of Quick , Neb. . James Arnold
of McCook , Neb. 22 * S. P. HART , Register.
October 25th. 1S90. f
Notice is hpreby given that the following-
named settler has filed notice of his intention
to make final five year proot in support of his
claim , and that said proof will be made before
Register or Receiver at McCook , Neb. , on
Saturday , December Oth. 1890. viz :
H. E. No. 2919 for the N. E. * 4 of section 3 > , in
town. 2 , north of range 50 , west 6th P. M. He
names the following witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon , and cultivation
of , said land , viz : Frank Albrelght. Mrs.
Lavilla J. Burtless. Joseph A. Brewer , James
Cain , all of McCook. Neb.
2r S. P. HART. Register.
October 28th. 1890. f
Notice is hereby given that the following-
named settler has filed notice of his intention
to make final fl\e year proof in support of his
claim , and that Said proof will be made before
Register or Receiver at McCook , Neb. , on Sat
urday , December Gth. 1890. viz :
H. E. No. : jl31 for the S. W. i of Sec.31. in town.
1. north of rantre27. west of 6th P. M. He names
the following witnesses to prove his continu
ous residence upon , and cultivation of. said
land , viz : Ben n. Smiley , William J. Stilge-
bouer. George W. Davis and James H. Everist
all of Danbury. Neb. S. P. HART.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. '