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Two little feet trudging over the road
Daylight was fndinp away ;
One little face , very frightened and sad ,
Watching the shadows at play ;
Two little eyes , looking up to the skies ,
One little quivering chin ;
Two little lips parlcd innocently
One little prayer to begin.
One aged form coming over the road-
Daylight was fading away ;
Ono kindly face where from morning till
Flitted the sunbeams at piny.
Two little eyes again raised to the skies ;
Cloudless the one little brow
"You needn't take care of me longer , dear
I can see grandfather now. "
THE 'SECOND COUETSHIP.
Tho-soft , hazy glow of early sum.
mer was in the air ; the white lillies ,
of the big , old-fashioned garden at
Mordaunt Grange , tossed their royal
heads in the scented gale , and the
wild strawberries wore beginning to
crimson all the slopes. A square , an
tique old house , with red brick gables
and sheets of glistening , green ivy ,
draping every point and angle , it
seemed capacious enough for a host
.yet all the dweller it contained was
Tad solitary squire of Mordaunt
Grange was walking on his lawn ,
under the feathery shadow of the
drooping elms , his cigar leaving a ,
blue trail of scent and vapor where-
ever he passed.
Ho was past thirty , tall and well-
snoulded. with a bronze-brown hair ,
hazel eyes , and a square-cut , kindly
face not handsome yet very pleasant -
ant to look upon.
At an early age ho. had been left
utterly dependent upon his own re
sources. At twenty , he had commit
ted the usual folly of youth in fall
ing madly in love with a dark-eyed
girl , who had come to his native
village , brimful of New York airs
and graces , visiting some school
friend and had been scornfully re
jected ; and at twenty-one ho had
gone to India to hew out his own
Fortune , however , forestalled him ;
and when old George Mordaunt. of
Mordaunt Grange , died , and left all
his estates and wealth to his young
cousin. Medford found the labor of his
life completed , almost without an ef
fort on his part.
He was musing over all these things
as he walked on the daisy-spangled
lawn at Mordaunt Grange , a rich man
and a solitary man , and likewise a
man allicted with dire visitation of
"I suppose , " he thought. ! must
marry and settle down , us other coun
try gentlemen do , and build up a
homo and hopes and aspirations for
myself. I wonder. " and a dreamy ,
half-sad smile came over his face ,
"what has become of Sophy Knee-
land pretty Sophy , with the spark
ling gray eyes , and pink , satin cheeks ,
and hair that always would twist it
self into curls ! I was very much in
love with Sophy once. Well so runs
the world away ! I was poor and
obscure then , and I am rich now. with
the prestige of Mordaunt Grange sur
rounding me ; and Sophy is married to
some stock-broker , and wears her
diamonds and cashmere shawls. "
Yet there was an unwonted softness
in eye and face as he remembered the
light of those marvelous gray eyes ,
which had been his beacon stars for
I think ; " he pondered , "Sophy
Kneeland did fancy me after a certain
fashion ; but she was a coquette , both
by nature and education. She was a
city belle ; I was nothing but a raw
country youth. We should meet on
more even grounds now. if "
And then Mr. George Medford sud
denly became aware that In the earn
estness of bis reverie he had allowed
his cigar to go out.
As he stood there , loaning against
the moss-covered trunk of a huge
cedar tree , older by half a century
than himself , with the picturesque
gables of the porters lodge rising
out of a miniature thicket of dense-
growing evergreens , just beyond , a
savage growl of Leo , the huge New
foundland dog. sounded ominously on
the air. and a child's cry of appre
hension echoed it. Medford stepped
Down Leo. " he said , laying his
hand on the dog's collar , and per
ceiving at the same instant , an elfin-
like child , with great gray eyea and
hair blown all about her face , while
upon one arm she carried a covered
"Are you the gentleman of this
place ? " she asked , still eyeing Leo
rather dubiously , as if she was not
quite certain whether he might not
yet break away from his restraining
"Yes. I am ; " Medford answered.
"Did you wish to see me ? "
She came frankly and freely toward
Please buy some of my shells. "
she s'aid. "My uncle brought them
from Madagascar. Wo bad them in
a cabinet before papa lost all his
money and died ; and people used to
say how pretty they were. Will ; ou
buy some ? "
To Medford this was a novel way of
soliciting patronage. She sat down
on the sloping bank.
* -Let me look at them , " said he.
"You're ) sure the dog won't run at
mo again ? " she asked , somewhat ir
Not while I am here "
As if reassured by this , she came to
him , and , kneeling on the soft gr - < - nat
at his feet ; began to seek out her i.t-
tlo stock in trade and arrange it i < > ; nc
best , advantage. . , ,
"Don't y.6ul BOG how pretty iey (
are ? " she asked triumphantly.
She wasi right ; the shells were
pearly- * , ,
possible variety of convoluted
"This is a trumpet shell , "
girl , lliting up one rosy spec men
which was. in reality , not unlike a
lonjr and blender-lhroalcd buglo.
nc'caire used to say the sea-
nyiuphs used to call'their lovers back
with t.ietnwhen they sailed over the
nd did they come ? "
The girl lifted her gray eyes won-
deringiy to his face.
But you know that was only a
story ; there are no sea-nymphs or
mermaids. These big shells are for
a mantel ; they used to bo in sister
Sophy's room. "
llavo you got a sister Sophy. "
aked Med ord. idly fingering the
shells , more for the passing amuse
ment of the hour than aught else.
-Does she sell sheila , too ? "
"No. " said this strange little visi
tant , setting her lips demurely to
gether.Sister Sophy is a lady. I
arn nothing but a little girl. Sister
Sophy doesn't like to bo stared at ;
she would rather stay at homo and
* And where are all the rest of
you ? "
"There is only Sophy and me. 1
wish1 she added gravely , "you would
buy those mantel shells ; Sophy said if
I coulJ gull them they would pay the
month's rent and buy now floss for her
embroidery work. "
"Vou are a pretty good little sales
woman. " laughed Medford. "Well ,
I I'll buy the obclls of you since you are
so an.xious. How much are they ? "
rive dollars apiece. "
"lam very much obliged to you. "
said the little girl gravely as she rose
But you haven't told me your name
yet , " &aid Medford , half from real
curiosity , half from a motive of teas
ing banter for the child's odd , mature
manner rather amused him than
Alice Kneeland , " she replied , with
the utmost gravity.
He started up.
"Al.ce Kneeland ! And your sister's
name is Sophy ? Why , I knew a
Sophy Kneeland once ; but pshaw !
they can never be the same. The
Miss Kneeland I used to know lived
in New 1'ork. "
So did we once , " said Alice , "be
fore we grew poor. I can just re
member the big house on Walton
street and the open carriage mamma
used to ride in with the pair of bay
"Where do you live ? " abruptly de
"In the little cottage just beyond
Dawson's mill ; you know where "
But I am a stranger here ; I don't
know anything about your mills and
cottage Will you go w'th me and
show me where it is ? "
, ut the shells ? "
We will leave them here with
Leo to guard them. "
Come , then. " and Alice gravely
took the stranger's hand.
Sophy Kneeland was sitting by the
window , sewing as swiftly as if her
shining needle had been endowed with
electricity , when , happening to glance
up. she saw Alice crossing the green
in front of the humble little resi
dence , with a tall man walking at her
Oh. Sophy ! " frank little Alice cried
out with a child's blessed uncon
sciousness of embarrassment or eti
quette , "this is a gentleman who says
he once knew you ! "
And Sophy Kneeland , without an
instant for preparation or thought
found herself confronted with her lover
of ten years ago.
Ho met her with a quiet cordiality
that at first somewhat puzzled her ;
but at length the scarlet dye subsided
from her cheek and the liutter from
her heart and she found herself an
swering his questions , and soon vol
unteering little remarks of her own.
and before he took his leave she had
promised to allow him to come again.
As an old friend , you know , " he
said i heerily , and Sophy Kneeland as
As an old friend. " But when ho
was gone , she caught herself wonder
ing how she could ever have been mad
enough to refuse his love !
Six months afterwards , little Alice ,
running on the terrace at Mordaunt
Grange , with her now faithful attend
ant Leo at her side , came suddenly on
Sophy , standing in the bay window ,
with Mr. Medford at her side. The
child checked herself abruptly.
"Why , Sophy ! " she cried , "what
makes your cheeks so red ? "
"Because , " Mr. Medford answered
for her , "I have just asked her an im
pertinent question ! "
"And did she reply to it ? " asked
Alice with somewhat of innocent won
der in her face.
"She has not as yet. "
Alice turned her eyes toward her
sister , and Sophy took courage.
" 1 have not answered it yet ; but I
am quite ready to do so. "
And the answer ? " asked Medford.
Is yes. "
But. ' ' eagerly questioned Alice ,
"what was the question please tell
I asked her if she would be my
wife , little Miss Inquisitive ! " laughed
"And she said yes ? ' "
"You heard her "
Oh ! " cried Alice , clapping her
hands , "how nice ! Then I shall have
a real brother of my own ! "
And Mordaunt Grange had a mis
tress at last People's Homo Jour
The Slaughter of Birds.
Jt has been , computed that every
bird of the rarer species Such"as the
humming bird , the orange and scarlet
cock of the rock , the oriole and the
kingfisher thattisyworn on , a woman's
-J * 3 - " v s -'If it * - * * * t *
whOj , yie r fltarvatton , , tne wpuodea
which Jyawayjto djgo aiowji a'ncfjdie
ju thowoods or.&mpQGr > tih0 oedsl and
those which are jjiutilate4r ; and des
troyed ByittijirpelletB so EQu'oh as'to'be '
unVaiuable' for the purpose of "dec-
How Excess of Learning Is liuluncod by
EXCCSB of FoolUhness.
One of the English professors at Har
vard the other day told of an amusing
mistake made by one of the students.
All juniors are requested to write forensics -
ensics on prescribed subjects. One of
the most recent subjects given out was
"Shall the Electoral College Be Abolished
ished ? " This , he thought , was a per
fectly plain subject , excellently suited
for discussion ; so he was somewhat
surprised to have one student come up
and tell him that it gave no chance
whatever for argument. "Why not ? "
asked the instructor. "I think there
is a great deal to be said on both sides. "
"Well , answered the student , "I can't
see how you , a Harvard professor and
a Harvard graduate , can see any argu
ment to prove that colleges with the
elective system should be abolished. "
Another story is going the rounds of
Harvard , and this time the joke is on
the professor himself. He is a very for
getful man , and in calling the roll , al
though the class is small , still has to
rely on a printed list The other day
he found , to his dismay , that he had
forgotten his list What should he do ?
The office required a report of the at
tendance at the lecture. He could not
remember the faces or names. Aha ! a
happy thought. "Gentlemen there is
one seat empty , " said he ; "will the
gentleman who is absent kindly tell
me his name. "
Some of the World's Most Beautiful
Jewels and Their Owners.
The largest perfect diamond in the
world is now the Imperial that was ex
hibited at the Paris exposition ,
and which is valued at 25,000.
This is the most valuable stone in the
world and is owned by a syndicate.
The biggest and best ruby in existence
is owned in London , and is valued at
12,000. It has no parallel , even in
the crown jewels , and it is related
that the duchess of Edinburgh carried
it all the way to St Petersburg.for the
czar to have a.loolc at it. 'One of the
most beautiful cat's eyes in the 'world '
weighs 170 carats , is owned in London
and is insured for 30,000 rupees. The
finest private collection of po rls in
the would is owned by Mada'osne ,
sister-in-law of M. Thiers. . .t 'big
gest emerald in the world weighs
2,9sO carats , and is in the imperial
jewel office in Vienna. The very larg
est cat's eye in the world is owned by
a Moorman of Ceylon , who dug it up
himself from the mines. He has been
offered as high as 20,000 for it , but
daclines to part with it at that figure ,
saying that , if he liked , he could'cut
it up into forty small pieces and sell
each piece for about 1,000.
Courage of a Songstress.
Miss Marcolini was singing a solo on
the stage of the Grand theater at
Hotterdam , Holland , when a buncli of
artificial flowers caught fire. The
flames almost touched the ] " ; wav
ing draperies vfei Misslini
without interruptMg1 her song , . up
to the place , seized the flaming buach
and extinguished the fire by tramp
ling on it. She had not ceased sing
ing , but now there was such a storm
of applause that both she ancC the or
chestra had to stop. A few days
after the association of insurance so
cieties presented the brave lady with
a splendid gold bracelet set with diamonds
mends , and an album containing 'the
names of those who gave her the
bracelet , in recognition , it is stated , of
the heroism displayed by the fair song
Not so Savage , After All.
No one who has come into contact ) '
with the Africans reports them to be
as savage as they were represented" to
beby Henry M. Stanley. Another Af
rican traveler , Captain Binger , has
gone through the savage regions of the
west coast and the Niger without an
escort in safety. This Frenchman says
that the natives were every where
peacebly inclined toward him , and he
was surprised at their honesty. < At
one place he found five or six sheds
filled with merchandise and nobody
was needed to guard it , as there were
no thieves among the people.
A. I-lve Fly-Trap.
A useful South American animal is
the kinkajou , which , as the dictionary
will tell you , is a procyoniform quad
ruped , with a protustile tongue and a
prehensile tail. The chief reason for
asserting that the kinkajou is useful is
that , in addition to his fondness for
fruit , he has a great liking1 for insects
for lunch , and when tamed is a valua
ble assistant in Southern homes ,
where fly-paper is unknown and where
a mosquito net is more expensive than
a silk dress.
Guarding a New Idea.
The Ammen ram , now on the stocks
at Bath , Me. , is jealously guarded by
the naval officers on duty there , .v"-o :
keep constant watch to prevent ali
foreigners and possible enemies of the
United States from entering the 3 ard.
as the ram embodies some new ideas
that it is desired to keep secret Any
Yankee can get by the sentinel easy
enough , but several foreign suspects
have been ejected from the premises.
Help for the Unemployed.
A conference on profit-sharing as ap
plied to the manufacture of peat fuel
from the waste bogs of Ireland has
now taken practical shape and a syndi
cate has been formed to carry out the
scheme , thus providing employment
for a large number of unemployed
A few days'a'go an intoxicated _ inun
was'found'on the track of a New Eng
land railroad by an engineer * and res
cued , from death , Ifo sooner had he
'been''pulled out of danger than he
lurried and stabbed his rescuer in the
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ORDER OF HEARING.
STATE OF NKUltASKA.
UED WILLOW COUNTY ; , fBS-
Atn county court lielU ateounly court loom
in mid lor said county. Iiidiannlit. Nebraska ,
July 14th. 1892. Present Charles W. Heck ,
county jiulRo. In the matter of the estate
of Sidney W. Ford , deceased. On opening and
tiling an instrument purporting to tic ihu last
will and testament of Sidney W. Foid , de-
censed , prnyiiiK that tbc execution of said in
strument may he committed and that the ad-
ministiation of Miid estate may be grunted to
Justin A. Wilcox , as executor. Ordoic-d that
August Sd. IblK. at 1 o'clock. 1 . AL. is assigned
lor said he.'triup , when all persons intciested
in suld matter may appear at a county court
to be held in said county and show cause why
said w ill should not be admitted to probate
as tbu last will and testament of said Sidney
W. Foid. deceased , and that Justin A. Wilcox
be appointed executor as named in said last
will and testament. And that notice of the
peudancy of said order and hearing thereof
bo given to all persons interested in said mat
ter , by publishing a copy of this order in the
McCook Tribune , a weekly newspaper printed
in said county , lor three successive weeks
prior to said day ot hearing.
CHARLES W. BECK. County Judge.
Hy value of an order of sale directed to mo
from the cistriut couit of Ued Willow county ,
Nebraska , on a judgment obtained before
Hon. .1. E. Cochran , judge of thedistrict court
of Ked Willow county , NehrasKa , on the 29th
day of September. IbOO , in favor of Nebraska
Loan and Trust company as plaintiff , and
against Franklin J. Uushong as defendeut. lor
the sum of forty-six dollars ( ? 4G > , and costs
taxed at 551.80 and accruing costs , I have
levied upon the following- real estate taken Ae
the property ot said defendant , to satisfy said
judgment , to-wit : Northwest } 4sec.22 , town
ship 1. north of range 2U , west ot the 6th P. M.
in lied Willow county , Nebraska , and will offer
the same for sale to the highest bidder , for
cash in hand , on the 1st day of August , A. D. ,
lfc9J : , in Iront of the south door of the court
house , in Indiauola , Nebraska , that being the
building wherein the last term of court was
held at the hour ot one o'clock , P. M. , of said
day , when and where due attendance will be
given by the undersigned.
Dated June 29th , 1893.E.
E. U. HANKS. Sheriff.
NOTICE TO LAND OWNERS.
To sll Whn it nay Ccora :
The commifcsloner appointed to examine
and survey a road commencing at northeast
corner section three , township two. range 29 ,
in Valley Grange precinct , Hed Willow county ,
Nebraska , running thence west on section line
81 chains ; thence noith on section line 2C
chains. 10 links ; thence west on ' 3 section line ,
60 chains , 62 links ; thence north on JB section
Jine 13 chaius. " 0 links ; thence south TGdegrees
west 5 chains , 67 linkstbence north 85 degrees ,
west 14 chains , 90 links ; thence north 61 degrees ,
15 mintiies , west 17 chains ; thence north 48 de
grees. 30 minutes , west 18 chains ; thence
north 27 degrees , 45 minutes , west 13 chains ,
65 links , terminating at south end of river
bridge , has reported in favor of the location
thereof , and all objections thereto or , claims
lor damages must be filed in the county
clerk's office on or before noon of the flrstday
of September. A. D. 18U2. or said road will be
established without reierence thereto.
" is. GEO. W. KOPEK , County Clerk.
NOTICE TO LAND OWNERS.
To all TThca it Ha ? Ceicera :
The commiFSioner appointed to examine and
survey a road commencing at southeast cor
ner section 19. township three , range 87. In Tn-
dianola precinct , Red Willow county , Nebras
ka , running thence north to northeast corner
southeast & said section 19 ; thence west 17
chains ; theuce north 14 degrees , west 41 chains ,
20 links , terminating at road No. 62. has re
ported in favor of the location thereof , and
all objections thereto or claims lor damages
must be filed in the county clerk's office on or
before noon ot the 17th day of September , A.
D. 1892. or said road will be established with
outrefereuce thereto. GEO. W. ROPER ,
( First publication June 24th , 1892.
LAND OFFICE AT MCCOOK , NEB. , i
June 23d. 1892. f
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of bis intention
to make final commutation proof in support
of his claim , and that said proof will be made
before Register or Itcceiver at McCook , Neb. ,
on Saturday , July 30th , 1892 , viz :
TIMOTHY HANNAN ,
who made T. C. entry No. 4982 , for the north
J4 northeast H and north yt northwest li , sec
tion 17 , township 2 , north of range -SVwest of
the6th P. M. He names tbe following witness
es to prove his continuous residence upon , and
cultivation of , said land , viz : Jerry H. O'Neil ,
James Robinson. John B. Meserve and Mat
thew Ileafy all of McCook. Nebraska.
J. P. LINDSAY , Register.
United States land office , McCook , Nebraska ,
June 28th , 1892.
Public notice is hereby given under and by
virtue of lustructions contained in Hon. Com-
misioner's letter "C" of June 25,1892 , that on
the application of Richard F. Lakin , the fol
lowing lot or parcel of land , viz : Lot 2 of sec
tion 30 , township 5 , north of range 28. west of
the6thP. M. . containing forty and 60-100 acres ,
will be offered for sale to the highest bidder
for cash , and at not less than one dollar and
twenty-five cents per acre , at this office on
August ISth , 1892 , at 10 A. JU. , under sec. 2455 ,
R. S. and the act of March 3. Ib91.
J.P. LINDSAY , D. E. BOMGARDNEH.
Register. 65 Receiver.
J. E.Kelley , attorney.
Fust publication July 22d.
LAND OFFICE AT MCCOOK , NEB. , }
July 20th. 189- . f
Notice is hereby jiiven that the following-
named settler has filed notice of his intention
to make final proof in support of his claim ,
and that said proof will be made before Regis
ter or Eeceiver at McCook , Nebraska , on
Saturday , September3.1892. viz :
THOMAS ALDINGTON ,
who made P. E. D. S. number 6,780 lor the
S.W. * i N.W.J4 ! section 2. in township 1 , north
of range 31 , west of the 6th P.M. He names
the following witnesses to proof his continu
ous residence upon , and cultivation of , said
laud , viz : Charles B. Knobbs and Isaac E.
Hart , of Culbertson , Neb. , Isaac Matson and
Simpson Edward , of McCook , Neb.
J. P. LiNDSAY.Register.
Notice of Attachment.
Fanlk , Gibson & Scott will take notice that
on July 13th , 1892. J.E.Kelley. justice of the
peace of Red Willow county. Nebraska , issued
an order of attachment for the sum of ( S13.20) )
thirteen dollars and twenty cents and interest
on that amount from Aucrupt 3d , 1891. in an ac
tion pending before him wherein Potter & East-
erday is plaintiff and Faulk , Gibson and Scottis
defendant ; that property of the defendant ,
consisting of money , has been attached under
said order in tbe bands of Charles H. Meeker ,
Dy order of garnishment against said party.
Said cause was continued to the 30th day of
August , 1892. at 10. A.M.
POTTER & EASTERDAY , Plaintiff.
Notice of Estray.
Came to my farm , three miles southwest of
of McCook , a bay Texan mare , having white
strip in face..whito on both leftfcet , is about
four years old. Owner can have the animal
by proving property and paying charges.
W. S. FITCH , WcCook , Neb.
S. M. COCHRAN * CO. ,
ARE AGENTS FOH THE CELEBRATED
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Their prices on all goods are as low as tlie
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West Deunison Street , McCOOK , NEBIIASICA.
COREY and MADDUX , Props.
Equipment Unequalled in Western Nebraska ,
OF MCCOOK , NEBRASKA.
CAPITAL - $52OOO.OO.
FARM LOANS. CITY LOANS.
LOANS MADE ON ALL KINDS OF APPROVED SECURITY.
P. A. WELLS , TREAS. AND MAGH.
CORRESPONDENT : Chase National Bank , New York.
ftofary Public. Jusfice of the Peace.
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Nebraska Farm Lands to Exchange for Eastern Property.
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