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AIITTLE WAY DOWN STREET
Y boy , you came
in ivither late last
night. , and this
morning , < when
your mother ask
ed you where you
were , you said ,
"Down street. "
_ Then when she
wanted to know whereabouts down
the street , you said , "Oh , just a little
Now , Idon'tihinkyou intended to lie
to your mother. As a rule , you are a
truthful boy , and your mother can
believQyyou. Hut I wonder if you know
how far down street you were last
night ? You were right when you said
you were "down street" ; whenever a
boy comes home late at night , and is
afraid or ashamed to toll just where
he has been and what lie has been
doing , I know as well as he does , and
his mother knows , and everybody who
knows anything about boys knows ,
that i6 ! has been "down street. "
And more than 'that , my boy ; 1
know that he has been a long way
< lown street. A long , long way. Have
you a , map of your route last evening ?
J O ? Well ; never mind ; we know you
were down street , and we can make a
inap in a minute or two. Sit down
here , and we'll see how far a boy trav
els when he leaves home after supper ,
and goes "down street a little way"
and doesn't get back until 10 o'clock
Here is your home , this bright little
spot like a star on the map. The
sweetest , purest , safest place this side
of heaven , the home where , from
father to baby , they love you better
than all the rest of the people in all
the big wide world. Xow you start
from here and go "down street" ;
somehow the street always .has a
down grade from home when you
sneak out after dark. See how far
you get from respectability and self-
respect , when you reach this corner ,
"just a little-ways down , " where you
loafed eh ? Well , I'll say "loitered , "
if you prefer it where you "loitered"
last night. Here are the fellows with
whom you loitered. You had to meet
them here , because you can never
meet them in your home , for two rea
sons ; in the first place , your father
wouldn't permit one of them to come
Into his house , and in the second
place , you would be ashamed to in
vite them there , whether your father
forbade it or not. Sweet "gang" for
your father's son to "loiter" with ,
isn't it ? It's a long way from your
respectable home , from your mother's
friends and your father's guests , to
this corner "down streetisn't it.
Then look on the map , my boy
see how far it is from manliness jind
decency. Two ladies hurried past this
corner , friends of your mother ; possi
bly they had been spending the even
ing at your home. Thank heaven they
could not see you as you lunk back
into the dark doorway' feeling like the
sneak that you were : and as they
passed by , one of the loafers with
whom you were loitering , shouted an
insulting remark after them. Your
cheeks burned in the dark at that.
Didn't your home and your sisters
seem to be a thousaud'miles away
just then ?
. See , too , how far you were from pu-
a-ifcy. Some of the" boys told some
stories ; do you think you can'repeat '
them to your sisters'Don't you wish
this morning that you could forget
them forever ? Don't you wish you
-had never heard them ? Don't you
-know your mind will never again be as
pure and innocent as it wasbeforeyou
went "just a little way down street"
last night ? While you were listening
to these stories , punctuated with pro
fanity , the dear ones at home gather
ed in the sitting-room , your father
opened the book and read ; they knelt
at the family altar and commended
themselves to the keeping of the
Heavenly Father , and tenderly re-
unembered the boy who was "just a
little way down street. " Then the
lights went out one by one. the house
-was still , and only the loving mother
waited anxiously and sleeplessly for
the. boy who was ' -down street. " It
vvas more than ten million miles away
from the sweet old chapter that your
father read , down to the stories that
you heard , my boy. And what a
steep grade all the way down !
And it was a long , long way from
the truth. When you evaded your
mother's question , and said you were
only "a little way down the street"
the" lie in your false heart looked
guiltily out of your eyes as it rose to
your cowardly lips. Just see where
you were ; you. ordinarily a brave ,
manly , truthful boy , turned into a
Jiarand a coward ! "You would fight.
I know , if any boy called you such
names , but just tell yourself the truth ;
don't lie to yourself. Weren't you
ashamed to tell your mother where
you were ? Yes. Well doesn't that
make you a sneak ? And weren't you
afraid to tell your father ? Yes. Well ,
what does that make you ? And did
you tell the honest truth when your
mother asked where you were ? No.
Well , what are you then ? And let me
telljjrou that the "half truth * ' and
"half lie" you told your mother is like
all half breeds ; it has all the worst
traits of the vilest race and none of
the virtues of the best.
" " " , don't have
"But" you says , "a boy
to go with touJhs ? and riff-raff when he
goes 'clown street' ; there are some
mighty nice boys go down street at
night. " My boyI know it ; there are
some "mighty nice boys" go out nights ,
but they are not so nice when they
como back. Yrou can't select your
company on the street. The corner is
free to everybody. There is no exclusiveness -
clusiveness in street company. There
is no safe "corner" for you after night
, eri.-ept the chimney corner. And when
rvou leave that and spend the evening
1 on the street , and can give no account
of your doings on your return beyond
the bald statement that you were
"just down street a little ways , " we
know with pain and sorrow , that our
boy has locked up in his mind and
heart , shameful , guilty thingETtlmfc he
dare not toll in his home. Kejep off the
street after night , my boy. . Other
people will think better of you and ,
what is a far more important tiling ,
y MI will think much better of yourself.
Kobert J. Burdette.
FOR ONCE IN HIS LIFE.
The Irrepressible Baggage Smasher
Meets His Equal and is Vanquish
While we were waiting at Trenton
for the Long Branch train a lot of
baggage had to be transferred , says
the Detroit Free Press. The manner
in which it was handled excited the
indignation of a score of passengers ,
but no one wanted a "scene" and no
protests were made until the last
trunk was reached. It was an ordin
ary zinc trunk , well strapped and stout
( Miough to go around the world with
fair usage. The man on the truck
ended it up gave it a twist and a fling ,
and it struck on end with a crash and
burst open. The owner had been
quietly surveying operations , and as
the climax came he stepped forward
and said :
"How much will it take to repair
that trunk ? "
"Damfino , " was the reply , followed
by a chuckle.
Then I will post you in your busi
ness , " quietly remarked the passenger.
lie was a solid , broad-shouldered
man , and with one grab he had the
baggage-man by the hip and shoulder
and held him aloft as if hi ? had been a
bundle of hay.
"What's the damage ? " he asked as
he prepared for a heave.
"Here stop hold on don't ! "
shouted the terrified destroyer of baggage
"What's the damage to my trunk ? "
"Five d-dollars , and I'll ] > ay it. "
"Oh , you will ? Very well. "
His victim had scarcely reached his
feet when he fished up a" $5 bill. His
face was whiter than flour , and he
trembled so that he had to sit down.
"Don't you forget that a passenger's
trunk has all the rights of a passen
ger , " said the man as he turned away
to light.a cigar and walk up and
"Who is he ? " I asked of the man
on my left.
"Don't you know ? Why , that is
Muldoon , the wrestler and trainer. "
WOOD FOR THE RAILROAD.
The Enormous Quantity of Wood
Used by the Railroads.
"Some people imagine that the con
sumption of wood is not a heavy
item in the expense accounts of the
various railroads throughout the
country , " said a passenger agent the
other day , "yet the consumption of
wood is enormously ex pensive. Take ,
for instance , the use of ties for new
construction and renewals. The official
figures of B. E. Fernow , the chief of the
forestry division of the United States
Department of Agriculture , show that
(50,000,000 ties are needed every year
"These figures do not take into ac
count the fact that nearly 25,000,000
more are required each year by the in
crease in mileage. But , accepting Mr.
Fernow's figures as 00,000 for repairs
and 13,000.000 for new construction ,
we have a total of 73,000,000. This
means at least 365,000,000 cubic feet
of raw material. Oak has the prefer
ence for ties , about 45,000,000 being
used. Pine comes next with about
"The remainder is divided into red ,
white and California cedar , chestnut ,
tamarack , hemlock , cypress and red
wood. Now , then , let us come to tim
ber for bridge and trestle work , An
other 60,000,000 cubic feet of sawed
material has to be added , so that ful
ly 500,000,000 cubic feet of forest-
grown round timber are used each
year by railroads. To get this enor
mous supply of timber more than 1-
000,000 acres of torest lands have to
be cut annually. In addition to the
consumption of wood for ties , bridges
and trestles , the railroads are com
pelled to use that material in the erec
tion of telegraph poles , fences , culverts ,
station houses , and all sorts of build
ings , and rolling stock , and also for
fuel. This last item , too , is immense ,
fully three million cords of wood being
consumed by wood-burning locomo
tives. * ' Mail and Express.
The following is a story told by an
old sailor to Samuel Adams Drake ,
and should be appreciated equally by
those who love and those who loathe
"the thing they call the sea. "
Most allns makes more or less
folks unwell , the motion does. We
had two gents aboard of us last trip.
One of 'em was a lawyer. My grief ,
wasn't he done up , though !
'Tother wasn't a bit. There he sot ,
smokin' as calm as a kitten. He Avas
a high-up jedge , goin' down to hold
'Can I do anything for you ? , ' says
he."Yes , " gasped the sea-side one. "I
wish your honor would overrule this
Er Powerful Blessin' .
Two negroes engaged in a quarrel ,
when one struck the other on the
head with a wagon-spoke. The negro
that had received the blow , rubbed
his head for a moment and then said :
"Look yere , Stephen , dar's one thing
dat is ere powerful blessin' fur you. "
"Whut's dat ? "
"De fact dat my head is ez thick ez it
is. Wy es my head wa'n't no thick er
den de common run o' heads dat Uek
would er killed me an' den you wo&ld
erbe tuck befo' er jestice o'de peace
an' fined mighty nigh twenty dollars.
You'd better thank de Lawd dat I
1 ain't got one deze yere aig-3hell
TEE WOMAN'S WOULD.
FACTS AND FANCIES TO IN-
TERESTTHE FAIR SEX.
How the Daughters Should be'Edu-
cated Has Sara Started It--
Women as Church Delegates--
The Acre of Women's Rights. "
Mrs. Grant's Book.
Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant is making
little or no progress with her book.
Her eyes are weak , but not failing'her ,
as thb report goes. Whenever she
has time she writes a page or two , but
progress is very slow. From present
appearances the book will hardly been
on the market before the spring. I
have seen one or two chapters of this
work , and can state that , while there
is no evidences of literary skill or
finish displayed , there is a candidness
and freshness about it all that the
American people like and will accept
with interest. New York Letter.
Women Who Faint in Church.
One of the latest things in church
fairs is a bazaar held in Edinburg for
the purpose of raising funds to pro
vide accommodations for ladies who
faint during the service. Evidently
the women of Edinburg have not yet
been visited Avith the wave of woman's
advancement and are not cognizant
of the fact that fainting is as old-
fashioned as Hannah More's novels ,
and that any such encouragement to
syncope is contrary to the spirit of the
age. Jf the typical Avoman of the age
felt like fainting she would be so oc
cupied in the scientific study of her
own sensations that she Avouid forget
to collapse at the proper time.
The New Skirt.
The alternative to the sheath skirt
is a style Avhich came in last autumn
and died out very quickly one skirt
over another , the upper one caught
up at the Avaist and thus forming a
quantity of drapery. Both skirts are
usually bordered Avith bands of velvet
or plush. Sometimes the raised portion
tion of the upper skirt is right in the
centre , but usually it is at one side or
other of the waist. For evening dress
es this style is pretty if the upper skirt
is lined Avith a contrasting color. This
revival is a notable instance of a
curious fact , th.it fashions Avhich
come in one spring or autumn or win
ter frequently return at the same pe
riod in the next year , having totally
disappeared in the interim.
Women In Politics.
It is pleasant to ICHOAV that AVC have
in this town a regularly constituted
body known as the Society for Politi
cal Study , by Avhich Avomen acquaint
themselves with the Avorkings of poli
tics. There is no earthly reason Avhy
women should not be well up in the
study of IIOAV we are gOArerned , for up
on that question depends the welfare
of the entire family. Politics touches
us at all points. It involves the way
the streets are kept as Avell as the
prices AVG pay for the necessaries of
ife ; it involves the Avay our public
schools are run as Avell as the Indian
question , and so forth. Nothing covers -
ors the ground in human affairs so
completely aspolitics , and why should
not the women understand all about
it and make their influence felt whenever -
ever a Avrong is perpetrated ? Epoch.
Happy Marriages Without Dowries.
We are told that "the marriage rate
is decreasing because there is so large
a proportion of men AA-ho Avish to mar
ry , but cannot , because the intended
father-in-laAV has not the means to
give his daughter a dowry. " If such a
settlement for the bride is the only
sure preventive against the husband's
failure by overwork , then it may bo
that the marriage rate is decreasing.
But Ave belieA-e thei'b are quite as many
happy marriages and true homes
among those Avho take a wife without
a doAvry as among those Avhose Avives
have large dowries if , indeed , there
arc not more. Wives having none can
aid their husbands by keeping house
themselves not having it kept for
them and they have less cause to
fear failure for their husbands , either
from over-exertion or pecuniary loss
than the more richly endowed Avives
Avho are. governed by fashion or Mi's.
Grundy. North American Review.
Has Sara Started It ?
It is rumored that the Avomen who
love barbaric and Oriental things are
going to adopt Bernhardt's example
and mingle fur with gauze. In one
act of "Cleopatra" Sarah Avears a tiger
skin bound about the hips OA'er
drapries.of gauze. This Avill be soon
sprung upon the swelldom by some of
the daring belles. Fancy skirts _ of
green gauze , with a scarf of ermine
about the hip ? . That surely Avouid
be effective. Or picture some of those
golden brown furs over yellow gauze.
Another trick of Sarah's has been
caught that of swathing a bodice 011
instead of lacing or hooking it. The
ungodly cheese-cloth is very suscepti
ble of this treatment , and the girl who
is slender and lithesome can make an
effect by her mummy-like folds. The
soft material is wound about the bust
and shoulders in a sort of surplice
fashion , though no definite rule can
be laid down , for the wearer must
study her form and decide Avhat is
most becoming to her style. From
the Chicago Herald.
Ananias and his Deaf Father.
Dan'l was the biggest liar in toAA'n
and Dan'l always appealed to his
father to verify his fearful yarns.
Dan'l's father Avas old , a little deaf ,
and belonged to the Methodist church.
Ifc was not to bo supposed that the
old gentleman would indorse lies , and
thus the neighbors concluded. But
here is how Dan'l got around his poor
old dad. "Went down ter t' brook
yesterday , ! ' Dan'l would relate.
iCaught tew hundred and four pick'ril ,
didn't I , dad ? " And the old man , benignantly -
nignantly listening , would hear "four"
and "Yes Dan'l' " '
meekly reply , ,
Then the able liar would edge around
"back to" his father , and with the
edge of his hand measure of the length
of his arm before the eyes of his as
tonished guest. "Caught one pick'ril ,
a .whopper , longe'n that say , wara't
he , dad ? " The old man would gaze
upon the six inches of scrawny wrist
and forearm as wily Dan'l whirled
and measured for his benefit , and
humbly but firmly assert. "Yes , my
son ; sh'd say as how he was summab
longer. " Lewiston Journal.
Women as Church Delegates.
What would become of churches
without women ? They are the key
stone of every creed in the civilized
world ; yetwhen it comes to oflicehold-
ing and representation in conferences ,
they are not deemed Avorthy of the
slightest recognition !
At last there is light in one direction.
Six hundred and ninety-nine Metho
dist churches in this country have de
cided by a majority of 62 per cent ,
that Avomen ought to be admitted as
delegates to the general conference ,
and it is thought that this popular
A'ote will have great Aveight in shaping
future legislation. It certainly ought.
Miss Francis E. Willard is not alone
in believing that the union of man and
woman in the administration of
church and state would rebound to
the benefit of humanity. To leave
women out of the church is especially
ungrateful , and if the Methodist expe
rience a change 6f heart they will not
only do right , but double their pOAver
and eiliciency. Kate Field.
The Age of Woman's Rights.
The century's closing decade may
bring to woman a far Avider and fuller
entry into her domain. It is but a
little OA'er four decades less than
since the meeting
forty-tAVO years ago
ing of the first woman's rights conven
tion. The Avomen Avhodid the pioneer
Avork , making not only that conven
tion but all that has followed it of
right and justice to women a possibil
ity , are some of them still Avith us.
Those of them Avho have "gone over
to the majority" went thither Avithin
the full memory of a generation IIOAV
living and working. The names of
Lucretia Mott , of Angelina and Sarah
Grimke , of Frances D. Gage , of Abby
Ivelly Foster , of Sojourncr Truth ,
born a slave and rightfully coming to
Avear the title of the "Libyan Sibyl , "
Avere but a few years ago answered teen
on earth by their possessors. To-day
they may be Avell Avritten on every
woman's golden roll of remembrance
of the dead. Susan E. Dickinson in
"Take off Your Corsets "
' Five years ago ; i lady living in onr >
of the larger towns was told by hoi
physician that if she wished to live
she must continue to live out of doors
most of the time.
"Leave off your corsets and get on
a farm ; raise pigs and chickens any
thing Avhich Avill keep you in the open
Her husband bought a farm close to
one of the nearest railroad stations
so that he might attend to his busi
ness in town. There was a tolerable
house on the place and a yourg
orchard , Avhich contained a few plumb
trees. The bees buzzing about these
phunb trees in full beauty and bloom
of an early spring gave this woman
She planted a plum orchard and a
feAV acres of buckwheat and catnip.
She read upon bees and poultry and
It is a fact that this industry , be
gun in the smallest Avay , now pays
this one-time invalid in good round
dollars as Avell as health and restored
To see this Avoman riding about the
farm on horseback , with a man's hat
shading her ruddy and somewhat
freckled face , Avoaring a bloomer dres
and sitting astride on a man's biiddle
is often quite a shock to the conserv
How Daughters Should be Educated
To inaugurate an economical fash
ion is well ; only let it be 01:0 : of pre
vention , not of cure , says Mary A.
Livermore in the North American lie-
view. To rear a girl in absolute de
pendence , good for nothing , selfish in
her aims , ami exacting in her demand" ,
is a sin against the daughter , and
against society. To begin at her
birth to economize and retrench in
every department for the accumula
tion of money , that this monstrous
perversion of her life may be accom
plished and maintained is grotesque
and heathenish. Girls tluib trained
AA'ill fail of attaining a high order of
womanhood. Their aims Avill be pet
ty , their ideals IOAV , and nothing very
excellent can be expected of them in
Avifehood or motherhood.
Let the reform inaugurated be made
fashionable and be carried on. Let
us begin a system of ecomomy that
Avill prevent the evil Avhichour author
only proposes to cure , and by an ut
ter inadequate remedy. While AVO
carefully guard Avhatever is womanly
in our daughters , let them be trained
to more of fibre and firmness. Educate
them to self-denial if pecuniary cir
cumstances demand it , and not to
: ; -indulgence. . Accustom thorn to
be of service in the household , to re
gard economy as praiseworthy and
oven heroic , and to add to their other
accomplishments a pratical knowledge
of Avork and the possession of some
lucrative vocation or industry by
which they can. support themselves.
Such girls ; Avhen portionless , Avill carry
to their husbands do wries in them
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium , Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute *
for Paregoric , Drops , Soothing Syrups , and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years * use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
foverishncss. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd ,
cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles , cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food , regulates the stomach
and bowels , giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
" Castoria Is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told mo of its
good effect upon their children. "
Da. G. C. OSGOOD ,
Lowell , Moss.
* Castoria is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children , and use Castoria in
stead cf the various quack nostrums which arc
destroying their loved ones , by forcing opium ,
morphine , soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats , thereby sending
them to premature graves. "
DR. J. F. KINCTIELOE ,
Conway , Ark.
" Castoria Is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me. "
IT. A , AncnEit , if. D. ,
Ill So. Oxford St. , Brooklyn , N. Y.
" OUT physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence In their outside practice with Castoria ,
and although wo only have- among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
prouticuj , yet wo are free to confess that tha
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it. "
UNITED HOSPITAI. JLXD DisrcxainT ,
C. SMITH , Pres. ,
The Contattr Company , TT Murray Street , DTow "JTorlr. City.
6 Warren SU New TorT& Tff.o } ct > !
TTTV ' 3 _ PIT H A T" J
I I vjJLrTl
A FIVE CENT CIGAR.
Try this popular brand. It is one of the finest nickel cigars
ever placed on sale in McCook.
F. D. BURGESS ,
Steam and Hot Water Heating ,
North Main Avenue ,
McCOOK , - - NEBRASKA.
S3T A stock of best grades of Hose , La ra
Sprinklers , Hose Heelb and Hose Fixtures ,
constantly on hand. Ail workrecelves prompt
J. S. McBRAYER ,
House Plover % Drayman ,
McCGOK , NEB *
| EF House and Safe Moving a Spec
ialty. Orders for Draying left at the
Huddleston Lumber Yard will receive
DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFICS are scientifically and
ciflc Is a special cure for the disease nameil.
These fapeclllcs euro without drugging , purg
ing or reducing the system , and are in fact and
deedthesovereign remedies of tlicWorld.
ti < rr oFrRivciP.il. > os. CURES. KUCES.
mfS * J M J-l M VU A Al'V * * * V-l-fctt AI j Vfi Al-lA44UfcJ J
< t Diarrhea , of Children or Adults l 5
5 Dysentery , Griping , Bilious Colic.ii. . "
li Cholera Bl orb us , Vomiting ti.5
7 C'ouchH , Cold , Bronchitis ' , ;
S Nenraljria , Tootliache.Faceacne . . . . 'J.'i
J ) Headaches , Sicklleadaciie , Vertigo , -J. t
10 Dyspepsia , Bilious htomach US
11 Suppressed or Painful Periods. . ! i5
1'i Whites , too Profuse Periods J.'S
1H Croup. Cough , Difilcultliieathln ; ? . . . . , % 3
14 Salt Ithcnm , ErysipelasEruptions. .11.1
15 Rheumatism , liheumatlcPains.5
Hi Vever and A true. Chills , Malaria " > ! )
17 Piles , Blind or Bicrding . ( )
19 Caturrh , Influenza , Cold In the Head . .TO
\Vhoopinsr Coujjli. Violent Coughs. .50
1M < it-ncral Debilifj ,1'hysicalWeokness .5U
147 KidneyDiscaKc 50
J8 Nerroiis Debility l.OO
: tO Urinary WeaUnesg , "VVottins-Bcd. .50
y Diseases of thcllcartPalpitation l.OO
Sold by Dnigri Ts , or sent postpaid on receipt
of price. DR. floirHEE\s' JA\UAL , (144 pases )
richly bound in cloth and gold , mailed
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
When Baby -was sick , tre gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child , she cried for Castoria ,
When she became Miss , she clung to Castoria ,
When she had Children , she gave them Cactoria.
Horses branded on left hip or left shouider.
P. O.address , Imperial.
Chnse Countj- , and Ueat-
i rice. Neb. Itarigp.Stink-
inp : Water and Fiench-
inan creeks. Chase Co. ,
Hrand as cut on side of
some animals , on hip and
sides of some , or any-
wheru on the animal.
ALLEiV'S TRANSFER ,
Bus , Baggage Dray Line.
F. P. ALLEN , Prop. ,
McCOOK , NEBRASKA.
Best Equipped in the City. Leave order *
at Commercial Hotel. Good well water fur
ntshed on short notice.
To cure Biliousness , Sick Headache , Consti
pation , Malaria , Liver Complaints , taka
the safe and certain remedy ,
Use the SM AM. Size (40 little Beans to tha
bottle ) . THEV AP.E THE MOST
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Price of cither size , 25c. per Bottle.
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