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OVEBHEAKD WHISPERS ,
of days ago my attention -
f\ \ tention was direct
ed toward a young
man of not alto
ing appearance who
appeared to be
waiting nearly op
posite to my win
dow for the coming
at some other person. His counte-
mance was expressive of vacant insipid-
izty , his gait irregular and his manner
confused. His dress was nondescript
very effective , no doubt but quite in
appropriate either to business Joccupa-
-tiouor to the pursuit of legitimate
He paced backward and forward
r&om. corner to corner with an air of
self satisfaction ludicrous to behold.
"Sometimes he stroked the corner of a
x'ery pale'mustache at others he bit
the fingers of his curiously tinted gloves
-and after waiting some time I noticed
vtliat his step quickened , a sickly smile
passed over his face , and he advanced
with an extended hand toward a
3-oung lady who was approaching
A sweet little creature she was , too.
Her innocent face wore a pleasedex-
, m-ession , and she blushed a little as
.she recognized the man. She was by no
rtneans beautiful ; but she was tastefully
tiiupareled. Her quiet dress contrasted
strangely with his dandy gaudiness ,
mid there was aquiet attractiveness in
iberbearinggencraily , which interested
i very much. She could not have
! > eeii more than sixteen , I think ; and
i looked from her to her companion.
"Were they lovers ? If so , I pitied her
e-Toeedingly. She gave him her hand
vrith a confinding smile a dainty lit
tle hand it was. lie raised it to his
"This act of gallantry convinced me
'of itself that there was something
wrong. No gentleman would have at
tempted such a breach of etiquette in
"tie public street.
They passed from my sight together ,
iind I could not resist the notion that
their meeting was a secret one that
-3ier friends knew nothing of her ac-
tjijauitauce with this Adonis , toward
irnose lacs her eyes turned , lovingly.
I was sorry for her and wondered how
atvould all end. Would she discover
Iicr error , or did she love him despite
alt obstacles ; and was it in his power
. .to make her happy ?
A fev- hours later they passed my
-window again. The same quiet con
fidence seemed to exist between them.
JElis had evidently exerted his utmost
of fascination. Her hand rest-
his arm , and she was listening -
: ing intently to his conversation. Thcy
jparredat the spot where they had
met , and liis last words were uttered
rn that peculiar whisper which is so
mack more easily overheard than the
' ordinary tone of voice. I caught the
following words : "Remember , dar-
-luig , Wednesday , at 11. The Southeastern -
eastern station. "
Was it an elopement he was plan
ning ? I thought so. She was confused -
. fused , but I saw that she assented to
ius desire and was loath to part from
iTum"then.but ; at last she tore herself
: aira.y and walked thoughtfully down
1fche etreet , turning once round and
3 > iushiiig very much when she saw that
Fat -was watching her retreating foot
/ Wednesday at 11 ! This was Mon-
-flay evening. But after all , why
sfcoxuM the assignation interest me ?
WlihaS. . I to do with it except that
5. had much sympathy with the sirl
ivhen I noticed the gratified , selfish
satisfaction with which he passed
in an opposite direction.
is a strange fatality about
-coincidence. The next morning being
Tuesday I had an appointment at
STolloway ; and , as I usually do on
such occasions , I took the tramway.
Having business on hand I had quite
forgotten , for the first time , my inter
est tu the couple I had seen the day
My thoughts in fact , were very wan-
r3firuig ones. They always are during
-thes short journeys , for the number
of strange people , the variety of indi-
< -eidual taste expressed in their appar-
elt and the curious remarks and
matches of broken conversation
. -jwhich all the passengers must over
hear ] , help to create a sort of chaos
.In my mind and send me dozing physi-
vcaUy and mentally.
CQpon entering the car I was follow
ed , by two ladies , who seated them
selves opposite to me and thus at
tracted my attention.
One of these ladies was past the
smiddle age , a widow apparently. The
-other was some years her juniorbut her
face wore a patient air of resignation
and "Composure which led me to judge
Ahatshe also had lost her husband
Her face seemed to be strangely
familiar to me. Yet to the best of my
knowledge , we had never met before.
Where could I have seen that face ?
She whispered something to her
'friend I did not overhear ; a fragment
of conversation that had been"inter-
, runted by entering the car , probably.
' .Then she was silent a moment , and
-sifter ward ( still addressing her friend )
; She * made a second remark , and I
"iheard these words quite plainly :
"Uneasy about Ethel frequently
.in the evening , "
'ZThe words made no impression on
-me at the moment , but they occurred
to me a shot time afterwards. I
think the words impressed themselves
upon my mind at the instant of my
reoRirition of the lady's features.
There was a strong resemblance between -
-tween this lady and the young girl I
'had scrutinized the evening pro
This lady was her mother , possibly.
Could the child indeed be Ethel upon
whose account anixety was express-
In that possibility was it my duty
to interfere ?
The next words made me more cer-
tain that EtTvsl and my heroine were
the same person.
"She will leave for the country to
morrow. I hope the change will do *
her good. Her aunt has promised to
take charge of her for a few weeks. "
I felt that I must speak "then. It
occurred to me that if I had a daugh
ter who had formed a secret attach
ment to a man like the one I had seen
last night I should look upon the in
formation as an act of greatkindness.
I might be wrong. I must use great
caution , then there could be no harm
resulting from word of mine.
"Pardon me , " I said , "is your
daughter a young lady of about 10
years , and does she sometimes
wear " Here I described the dress
of the young girl.
The girl looked at me for a moment
in blank astonishment ; and , , being ap
parently satisfied with her scrutiny ,
she answered "Yes. "
She will leave London from the
Southeastern Station ? "
The lady answered "Yes , " again.
"Pardon me. I have good reasons for
asking these qestions , " I continued
"Was the date and time of her de
parture fixed by yourself or by the
young lady ? "
The person addressed evidently
thought me insane ; but she answered
my question , and her answer gave me
the clue I needed.
"My daughter remarked last evening
that she would like to visit her aunt
to-morrow , and that , with my per
mission , she would leave by the
morning train. The invitation had
been standing some time. I was to
have accompanied my daughter. Un
fortunately , I am called to Canter
bury upon business this afternoon. "
"I think I shall induce you to post
pone your journey , " I remarked.
"Will you mind answering me one
more question ? Has the young lady
any male friend ? I mean , is there any
young gentleman she meets by an ap
pointment , having your iiermission to
do so ? "
"Certainly not , " said the lady in
dignantly. "My daughter is much
too young to accept attentions from
Then I described to her the meeting
I had witnessed with the languid and
gorgeously gotten up Adonis. I spoke
of his manner toward the young lady
and of the appointment he had made
"You are mistaken , " said the ma-
f.rnn fvimrllv "Tlir * i-muicr l.nrlvvn j
. . .
not Ethel. "
I had partly expected this , and yet
I was morally certain that previous
to our conversation the lady had
said to her friend : "I am growing
quite uneasy aboift Ethel. Do you
know she frequently leaves home upon
all manner ot excuses in the evening ! "
And she had admitted to me that
this same Ethel would leave town
alone on the Wednesday morning
train from the Southwestern station ,
and that my description of her was
the correct one.
Good breeding , of course , should
have prompted me to apologize for
the interruption and make no further
remark whatever , but I was so con
vinced that the young lady had no
intention of visiting her aunt but that
she did intend to elope with the cava
lier of yesterday that I sacrificed the
point of etiquette and returned to the
Suffice it to say that I induced my
traveling companion to postpone her
journey until the next day ( but to
leave her home as at present arranged
and remain at herfriend's house ) ; fur
ther , I obtained her promise to be at
the Southeastern station at the hour
fixed for her daughter's departure ,
and I promised to arrange for some
place Avhere she could see without be-
mq sej u.
I succeeded in doing this , and , of
course the reader knows the sequel.
The languid Adonis , in the extraor
dinary costume , was standing on the
platform. Presently the young lady
joined him and he took charge
of the little baggage she had
carried with her. She burst into
tears , but he quickly reassured her.
After a time he would have handed
her into the train , but the now nearly
distracted mother rushed from her
concealment and the girl fell fainting
into her arms.
The youth disappeared promptly ,
but he was unearthed a few days af
terwards. He was one of a worth
less , dissipated set. He "intended to
marry the girl , " he said , and then to
"come upon her friends" for a new
start in life. Hapily , his designs were
frustrated by the coincidence attend
ing two whispers.
Ethel , poor child , was inconsolable
at'the loss of her "own true love , " but
she will learn wisdom in time , and
when she finds her true love in reality
she will thank me for my window
scrutiny and for what followed it.
She will teach her children to avoid
incautiously formed acquaintance
ships , and relate to them how narrow
ly she escaped falling into the toils of
a schemer , whose self-introduction , in
the first place , was an impertinent in
sult , and whose flattery was vile.
New York World.
Crook's Councils of War.
Then it was that his subordinates
began to notice one of Crook's pecu
liarities which he retained through
life. He held his first "council of war. "
Crook's councils of war differed from
those of any other general , living or
dead. He never asked any one for
an opinion , never gave one of his own
but taking his rifle in hand , strolled a
short distance away from camp , sat
down under a rock , crossed one knee
over the other , clasped his arms
about his shins , and occasionally rub
bed the tip of his nose with the back
of his right hand. This last was the
infallible sign by which the troops
afterward learned to know that one
of Crook's councils of war was in pro
gress. He communed with himself ,
canvassed all the pros and cons of
his predicament. Century.
In hiring help ns a rule it will pay to
secure the best. Good help is as eco
nomical on the farm as any where else.
THE WOMAN'S WOELD.
MATTERS TO INTEREST AND IN
STRUCT THE GENTLE SEX.
Spring Wraps Traveling Dresses--
Shopping or Knitting Bag The
Women Who Pleases Care of the
Hands Hints for the Home.
The Kind Word ,
Do we ever need a reminder , in our
nurried lives , of the grace that lies in
the kindly spoken word ? It may be
as we pass a friend in a crowded shop ,
or nod to her as we hasten by her
door on our morning walk to the mar
ket or the ferry , that wo utter the
gentle greeting , leave behind us the
Hash of the happy smile , and brighten
a day that was perhaps overcast.
Kindness costs little. Why should we
not be lavish of it in a world where
nobody sfyuuls alone , but where rich
and poor , " sad and glad , lofty and low
ly , and are bound in one bundle
Wool dresses for journeys in early
spring are being made of light tan , or
gray tweeds , or Cheviots of solid color ,
or striped , and of the dark blue serges
that are always popular , They have
a fitted coat and plain skirt. Such a
gown is complete for the street with
out a wrap , but a flowing cape of the
material of the dress should be added
in case further warmth is required.
It is also well to add shirt waists of
wash silk or of gingham to wear in
stead of the coat on warm days ; one
of these , with the skirt and cape , make
a pretty suit , and are a pleasing va
riety. An English turban or toque of
chip the color of the gown should be
trimmed with dark velvet folds close
on the sides and high at the back ; or
else a black hat is worn The veil
is of sheer grenadine , and the gloves ,
of heavy kid lightly stitched , are
lighter in shade that the gown. New
ulsters are described below.
Care of ths Hands ,
There are not nearly as many secrets
in hand treatment as people imagine.
A little ammonia or borax in the water
you wash with and that water just
win Keep i > iie SKIII ciear ami
soft. A little oat meal mixed with the
water will whiten the hands. Many people
ple use glycerine on their hands when
they go to bed , wearing gloves to keep
their bedding clean , but glycerine
does not agree with every one. It
makes some skins harsh and red.
These people should rub their hands
with dry oat meal and wear gloves in
bed. The best preparation for the
hands at night is white of an egg with
a grain of alum dissolved in it. Quacks
have a fancy name for it , but all can
make it. They also make the Roman
toilet paste. It is merely the white of
an egg , barley flour and honey. They
Bay it was used by the Romans in
olden times. At any rate , it is a first
rate thing ; but it is sticky , and does
not do the work any better than oat
meal. The roughest and hardest
hands can be made soft and white in
the space of a month by doctoring
them a little at bedtime ; and all tools
you need are a nail brush , a bottle
of amonia , a box of powdered borax
and a little fine white sand to rub
the stains off , or a cut of lemon , which
will do even better , for the acid of the
lemon will clean anything.
Shopping or Knitting Bag.
A shopping or knitting bag is some
thing the use of which will soon prove
its value. Seven-eighths of a yard of
plain tinted satin , twenty inches wide ,
will be needed for the foundation of
the bag. The center square is of stiff
canvasor buckram , covered with plusher
or silk , with embroidered bands , or an
arobesque done in outline. This is
stitched to the center of the satin
foundation. The bag is lined with
thin silk , or it may be left without
lining aud joined at the sides with a
Jrawu cord effect. The hems are
deeply turned at the top , and casing
for double ribbons put in to draw
the whole together. For : i shopping
bag , the colors should be dark-brown
or gray embroidered with yellow silk
and gold thread. An open cavas for
the square to be worked with cross
stiteh , can be bought at the art stores ,
and also small leather handles , or
straps , which are fastened to the
canvas. The bog should be made a
good size , or it loses its purpose , as
the receptacle for the manylittle packages
ages- that accumulate in a shopping
tour , to small to be sent , but with
a provoking habit of slipping away
without notice. In a work-bag the
colors can be brighter. Gold satin ,
with a center piece of the oblong Turk
ish pieces , richly embroidered on
Turkish canvas or blue , with the Ori
ental squares in blue and pink are
beautiful combinations. Ladies Home
The Woman Who Pleases
"She knows just how to talk to all
kinds and conditions of men , " was the
recommendation given for a bright
woman who makes her living as much
by her ability to please us as by her
actual labors , says the New York
World. Seeing that woman after
wards , and observing her closely , one
could not but be impressed with the
truth of what had been so id. She
was gay with the gay , silent when any
one else wanted to talk , talkative with
the shy , always good tempered , never
too animated , and never , never visibly
in pain nor in tears. She was always
charming , bright , sympathetic and
sweet. She was witty , too , but not
terribly so. She kept her wit to Illu
mine conversation and to lighten dull
spirits ; not to burn Hearts , nor scorch
sensative feeling. Every body went
from her presence feeling comfortable
in spirit and with reasonably satisfied
hearts. She was a peacemaker and a
courage-strengthener. There ar * > two
or three dozen of such women in thg
world , and when you find one sue will
tell you that it is almost impossible
for her to get an evening to herself ,
because so many dear , kind friends
are apt to drop in of an evening. And
she will add : "I'm glad it's so , for !
should not be able to get through the
day without the prospect of these
pleasant evenings. I wish the days
might be all evenings with a time
table that never crept beyond the
limits of 8 to 11 p. m. "
Capes and coats promise to be
equally popular as spring wraps. It
is merely a matter of choice between
a loose flowing garment and one close
ly iitted. The materials used are
Meltons of light weight , diagonals , and
ribbed cloths , in very light shades of
mastic gray , tan , and reseda. White
and brilliant red cloths are seen in
youthful wraps. Black is chosen
alike for very elaborate garments and
for those that are simple , inexpensive
and useful. Figured cloths , with wav
ed lines , bows , blocks , and spots , are
combined with plain fabrics in some
dressy French mantles.
The new capes are cut very full , and
are even all round. Their average
length of twenty-five inches permits
them to fall low on the hips. One
simple and graceful shape is made of
a single piece of cloth perfectly round ,
with a space for the neck taken out
in the centre , and a slit from the cen
tre to the edge made for the opening
in front. This is very pretty when
made of light qray ortan Melton , with
the edges cut smoothly and left raw ,
and a turnover collar of darker vel
vet. The lining is a brocade of gay
bright colors , and does not quite
reach the edge of the cloth. A circular
capo of reseda green cloth made in
this way has also a thick pinked frill
of the cioth falling below the velvet
collar and is fastened by two straps
across the chest.
More elaborate capes of Ight faced
cloth retain the flaring collar and.
pointed yoke of black ostrich feathers'
worn during the winter , and are em
broidered with jet , gold , and colored
stones. These capes differ from the
last in being rounded high on the
shoulders , with fulness falling thence
to the end in thick pleats beside the
fitted back forms , which are studded
with nail-heads , and held close to the
figure by a ribbon belt inside. The
more scant fronts pass under the
sides , which may be plain or pleated ,
and the arms are slipped between.
Such capes are made ot the pale Par
ma-violet shades now worn ; also of
gray , tan , or reseda , as well as black
Driving capes that will also be worn
at the sea-side and mountains during
the summer are made of red English
serge , rough-surfaced yet pliant , aud
woven in wide diagonals. They are
lined throughout with black twilled
silk or satin surah , and are trimmed
with black. They have fitted forms
in front and back , held in place by an
inside belt. The shoulders are slight
ly puiied , and deeply folded pleats tall
over the front. The small slightly
flaring collar is covered with black
passementerie and lined with black
velvet. White serge capes are similar
ly mader and trimmed with sjold galleon
loon brocaded -\\ith \ silver leaves.
White ostrich tips form the collar.
Baking powder should always be
mixed with the flour dry.
Whiting or ammonia in the water is
prefprable to soap for cleaning windows
dews or paint.
Salt sprinkled over anything that is
burning on the stove will prevent any
Linhne.it for Painful Joints. Take 1
of soap liniment , six fluid drachms ;
tincture of aconite , ten flnid drachms.
Mix. To be rubbed upon the joints
at bed time.
Devonshire Junket. Put warm
milk into a bowl ; turn it with a little
rennet ; then add some scalded cream ,
sugar , ami cinnamon on the top ,
without breaking the curd.
To Mix Mustard Mustard , three
parts , salt , one part. A small quan
tity of essence of cayenne improves
the flavor , in the opinion of many.
Mix with hot water.
Stewed Tomatoes Put a dozen and
a half of tomatoes in a stew-pan with
two tcaspoonfuls- vinegar , a little
salt and pepper ; coverthem close , and
let them stew for ten or twelve min
Mead , or Honey Wine. Honey , for
ty pounds * ; cider , , twenty-five gallons ;
ferment , then add rum , one gallon ;
brandy , one gallon ; cream of tartar ,
twelve ounces ; bitter almonds and
cloves , of each , half an ounce.
Spice Sausage. Black pepper five
pounds , cloves and nutmegs , each one
pound and a half , ginger two pounds
and a half , nnniseed and coriander
seeds , of each three-quarters of a
pound ; powder and mix.
To Kill Cockroaches A teaspoonful -
ful of well bruised plaster of Paris ,
mixed with double the quantity of
oatmeal , to which add a little sugar ,
this latter is not essential then strew
it 0:1 the floor or in the chinks
who * e they frequent.
Plum Pudding without Egcs.-
Quarter of a pound of suet , three
tablespoonfuls of flour , quarter of a
pound of currants , or raisins , one
spoonful of sugar and spices ; to which
add a middle-sized carrot , which
must be boiled the day before , and
mashed to the pulp ; mixwell together ,
and bo : : three hours.
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infimts
and Children. It contains noifher 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 f
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
feverishncss. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd ,
cures Diarrhoaa 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 la an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told mo of its
good effect upon their children.11
Da. G. C. Osaoon ,
Lowell , Mass.
' 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 ore
destroying their loved ones , by forcing opium ,
morphine , soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats , thereby sending
them tc premature graves. "
DB. J. F. KINCHELOE ,
Conway , Ark.
"Castoria fa so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me.11
IT. A. AncrrEn , M. D. ,
Ill So. Oxford St. , Brooklyn , N. Y.
" Our physicians in the children's depart ,
mcnt have spoken highly of their crperi-
enco in their outside practice- with Castoria ,
and although wo only have among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
pnxiucirf , yet we are frco to confess that tha
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it. "
UNITED nosprrju. AND DISPENSARY ,
Auxir C. SMITH , Prea. ,
The Centanr Company , T7 Morray Street , Never Yorlc City.
6 Warren St.NewTorT&
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.
' A stock of best grades of Hone , Lawa
Sprinklers , Hose Keeld aud Hose Fixtures ,
constantly on band. Ail work receives prompt
J. S. McBRAYER ,
House lover % Drayman ,
McCOOK , NEB.
ouse and Safe Moving a Spec
ialty. Orders for Draying left at the
Huddleston Lumber Yard will receive
DR. nnMranErs' SPECIFICS are scientifically and
carefully prepared prescriptions ; used for many
years la private practice withsuccessaud for over
thlrtyyearaused by the people. Every single Spe-
clflc Is a special cure for the disease named.
These Speciilcs cure- without drugging , purg
ing or reducing the system , aud are in fact and
rjsroFrRTfcirAi.ros. cunes. PRICES.
1 Fevers , Congestion , inflammation. . . . 25
i ! Worms ? \Vormi e\er. Worm Colic. . .VJ5
3 Cryinsr ColicorTecthingorinfnnU , ti5
4 JJiarrLea , of Children or Adults ' . ?
5 .Dysentery * Griping. BIHotw Colic. . . . .15
* Cholera Morbus , Vomiting lie
7 Coughs , Cold. Bronchitis iio
8 Nwnralirin , Tootl-ache.Faceache _ ; >
! > jjeadachesrSIeklleadachc. Vertigo .Uo
111 Jlyspepsia , Billons Stomach y.5
11 Suppressedor-Painftil Periods. .US
1V5 V/Iiftc.1 , tooVrofnse 1'eriods 2Z
1JI Croup. Cough , DifilcultBreathlu ? . . . . , 'J5
1-i Salt ithcuin , ErysipelasEruptions. .ti. >
15 Ilbcuinatlsni , .RheumaticPains. . . . . " 5
1 Fever nnd Atine. Chills , Jlalarla .11)
17 Piles , Blind or Blecdinff -TO
19 Catarrh , Influenza , Cold lu the Head .50
iiO Whoopintr Condi * Violent Coughs. . .TO
514 < ; pneril Debility.i'bysicaUVeakness .50
it7 KliIncylHsease .SO
US Nervous JJehility 1.00
'JO llrinary Weakness , \VeUingBed. .50
3al > iacaseaofthcUcartralpltatlonl.OO
Sold by Drog/itets , or sent postpaid on receipt
of price. Da. HUMPHREYS' JUVUAL , (144 pages )
richly bound in cloth and sold , mailed free.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
When Babj- was sick , we gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child , shetaied for Castoria ,
PThen she became Miss , she clunjj to Castoria ,
Whea she had Children , ahe gare them Cactorf * .
2orses branded on left hip or left shoulder.
P. O.nddress , Imperial. Mi
Chase County , und Beat-
| rice. Neb. Kan-re.Stink-
Ills' Water and French
man creeks , Chaao Co .
Brand as cut on side of
some animals , on hip and
sides of some , or any
where on the animal.
ALLEN'S TRANSFER ,
, Baggage Dray .
F. P. ALLEN , Prop. ,
McCOOK , NEBRASKA.
C3P Best Equipped in the CitF. Leave order * ! iTo i
at Commercial Hotel. Good well water fur
nished on t-bort notice.
To cure Biliousness , Sick Headache , Constipation -
pation , 3Ialaria , Liver Complaints , take
the safe and certain remedy ,
ITsc the SMAM , Size (40 little Beans to the
bottle ) . THEY ARE THE MOST CONVENIENT
Suitable * oxr aXlAjro. . ,
Price of cither size , 25c. per Bottle
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