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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 19, 1892)
I thrc\v a pebble out into the lakof
The pebble was smull ;
The lake was wide ,
But the circling waves by the pabblo made ,
Pictured a lesson that would not fade
"Whilj man on this earth abide.
I gave my love to a fcorro wing world ;
The world it was feeble ,
The world it was wide ,
But the lovj'Wavd met with the sinking
Of one who was dying alone in the dark ,
And a pecan rolled in with the tide.
I reached to Heaven for a sinning soul ;
My prayer was wo ik ,
But God was strong ,
And ains like scarlet wore washed and
For the soul that groveled sprang up to
the light ,
Anu the weeping becama a song.
E. H. Chase , in Good Housekeeping.
A BICYCLE ELOPEMENT.
I loved my wheel to distraction.
Ethel loved her wheel , also , to dis
traction. Consequently the attrac
tion of this
distraction united our
souls in single thoughts and caused
our hearts to palpitate to the unit
( . S course wo were engaged" and
looking forward to a honeymoon of
all wheel and no' whoa and in the
mcantimo enjoying almost daily bicy
cle trips through the lovely country
about our rural town.
No earthly sweetness could surpass
thee blissful rides.
'Iho fragrant llowors nodded , the
tail trees bowed , the breezes vfhisper-
od and the wild birds sang their most
glorious serenades to us as wo two
turtle doves on wheels passed before
Dame Nature in her gayest dress
smiled every time she saw us and so
did a good many other folks , no doubt ,
but as wo were too much "engaged"
to heed their levity , they smiled in
Jt was no wonder Ethel and I be
came romantic and sentimental when
to the purest joy of courting was ad
ded the next best delight of cycling.
Such a combination was indeed cal
culate I to make love's young dream
lee bright to last.
xnero seemed no obstacle between ,
us and perfect happiness except the
consent of Ethel's parents to our
union. 1 naturally felt timid about
asking for it and wanted . tnol , who
wai much better acquainted with
them , to bpeak first But she insisted
that it was rny place to make the
opening address and utterly refused
to do anything in the matter beyond
vigorously seconding the notion.
Well , dear Ethel. " I said during
one o [ our cycling trips , --you might
at least tell me the suiest way of
making your father like mo before 1
come to the point. How would it dote
to start : i little political discussion to
begin with taking his side , of course ,
T d after gradually drawing him into
aln excitement then while he's mad
at the other fallows , offer to become
his son-in-law and vote against the
rascals with him : " '
1 hardly think that would work , "
said Ethel soberly , "for no one knows
how pa is at presqpt He has been a
Republican and a Democrat and a
Prohibitionist and a Mugwump. I
heard lately he was on a fence what
ever that means. If you didn't strike
him just rJgi& you know , we'd be
"Suppose I talked bicycles to him
don't you think that would arouse an
enthusiasm and make him want me to
bo his companion in the glorious
sport ? "
Oh. not for the world , " Ethel
cried.Pa once took a header and the
scar is on his nose yet He utterly
detests that superb enjoyment"
Then. Ethel" ! said sadly. I'll
have to come out fiatfooted and ask
him to-bless us. If he .won't "
He shall" bravely answered
Ethel "only don't mention politics
Assuming a boldness that I did not
feel that very night I sought a busi
ness interview with my fate's father
in the parlor of his home.
. As he entered the room J , nerved
1 for the awful ordeal , rose and. with
1 , my best bow , wished him a "good
i evening. "
Good evening ! Take a seat sir , "
he said in rather a too dignified tone
for my comfort , "I understand you
\ M want to see me on very important
I\ ! ] | business. "
"Yes. sir. " I , trembling , replied.
I am hero to ask you for , for "
For what , young man1 He
spoke pretending not to notice my
For your daughter's hand. "
The old gentleman gazed at me in
evident surprise at my temerity.
My daughters hand. " he slowly
repeated , "which hand , might J ask ,
do you want ? "
Why. both , sir. " I stammered. "I
love her to distraction and and "
The stern parent eyed me from
head to foot and then solemnly shook
his head.Young man ! " he sagely
remarked , "have you given this mat-
r \l ter due consideration ? Are you able ,
with your salary , to support a wife ?
Do you know that my daughters
dresses alone cost , last year live hun
dred dolla-s ? "
The old gentleman thought he hac ?
me there ; but he didn' t
"Yea sir , " I answered meekly. !
advised her to get them. "
"Ah , ha ! I see. That accounts
for the young lady's extravagance. In
time of prosperity you were preparing
for adversity at my expen&e.
Thotight the old man a good goose to
pluck , did you ? Well , my noble youth.
| . , while I admire your foresight and
j business capabilities , I must confess
you are altogether too smart to be my
son-in-law. I distinctly and decidedly
4 have the pleasure of informing you
that I intend to keep my daughter's
hands. But if mine can be of any a -
slstance" in helping you down iho
steps here they are. "
-That ended the unfortunate iter
It Via long ; long-week l.o . - J
saw Ethel and her woeful face was a
picture of distress. Mine was rcoro
30. "Ethel. " I groaned as wo de
jectedly rode along on our wheels ,
how can wo live without each
other ? "
We can't and wo won't. " she
bravely exclaimed , "pa is just too
horrid for anything. I'm mad euoagh
to olopo. "
"Hurrah ! " I shouted. "I'm with
you rain or shine. Let's elope on
our bicycles. Never was done before.
Strictly orifiinaL Patent applied for.
We'll bo famous the world over , and
pa will be proud of us. "
Ethel when she recovered from the
shock , how can wo manage to take
my five year stock of dresses. You
won't bo able to buy mo any tillyou're
in Ins firm , you said. "
"Fasy. " I answered. "You can-
smug , , e them in the barn , wearing
one at a time under your everyday
dress , and place them in a trunk I'll
have hidden in the hay. Then I'll put
wheels on the trunk and we'll tow it
behind when wo elope. What a team
we'll make. "
And what a capital contriver you
are. " cried the dear , innocent girl
hut you'll have to pull the hardest
"Never fear , " I laughed , "only
name the happy night"
At the appointed time I stood in the
shadow made by the full moon under
Ethel's window. As the clock struck
midnight Ethel poked her sweet face
out and whistled softly. Quickly I
raised a ladder to her casement and
with a Koraeo's ardor helped my
fair Juliet to the ground where our
glittering iron steeds stood waiting
impatiently to be off. The loaded
trunk on well greased wheels was
down by tha gate ready to hitch on
behind us and the minister in the
next town" was waiting according to
arrangement to tie the ton dollar
knot when wo arrived.
Although Ethel said that both her
pa and ma were soundly snoring
when she left her room I know it
wasn't safe to linger , so. wasting no
time in saying "good-byes" to the old
homestead , up wo leaped on our gal-
lant steeds and away we llow down
the carriage drive to the front gate
almost forgetting thdinvaluable trunk
in our mad haste to escape. Stop
ping and slipping its rope harness
about my waist and working like a
steam engine to haul it over the
smooth , macadamized road we fled in
the direction of my friend , -the parson.
Our brave cycles needed no whip
and spur to make them go. They
seemed to feel the awful responsibil
ity thrust upon them and did their
Still the trunk handicapped mine to
such an extent that soon I wished I
hadn't urged Ethel to secure so many
new dresses , but it wag too late to re
On we went with a long ten miles
between us and victory and a short
ono mile between us and Ethel's pa ,
who might wake up at any moment to
pursue and capture the trunk and
Horrors ! a clatter of advancing hoofs
from behind told us the threatened
danger had arrived. On the straight
moonlighted road not a half m > lo off a
man on horseback Ethel's furious
pa without a doubt was in full
Fly ! Love ! Fly ! " I cried to my
frightened sweatheart , as I leaped
from niy wheel and pushed the heavy
trunk into a roadside thicket "Fly
for your life ! " I shrieked when I
gained her side again , "we must get
to the minister Srst"
te How we flew. Our wheels never
touched the ground ; they bounded
through the air ; like lightning , like
sky rockets they whizzed. At the
same time our pursuer Ethel's pa tea
a certainty was near enough to yell
for us to stop and gaining for it was
up hill before us.
But we reached the hill top ere he
caugnc us , ana away we aasnea like a
pair of cannon balls fired from a dyna
mite gun and followed by a tornado.
One mile , two miles , three miles
we raced , pursuer and pursued ,
neither losing or gaining , as in silence
we all streaked past woods and fields
and scattered farm houses lining the
'Twas the greatest test of speed and
endurance over known between horse
and bicycle. All records were broken
and hurrah. The wheel kept ahead
At the sixth mile the horse began
falling behind in spite of its rider's
efforts. At the seventh mile Ethel's
pa was out of sight
Two miles more of the cycle's light
ning speed and we reached our tem
porary haven of safety , the minister's
house where its sleepy owner was
sitting up and praying for our safe
In we rushed and in ten minutes
our matrimonial knot was firmly tied.
Then we went out on the piazza to
look for "pa. "
He soon came along on his tired
horse and seeing our wheels at the
parson's gate stopped to find out what
Ethel , aided by me and the parson ,
told him and the sensible old gentle
man not only gave us his blessing but
afterwards traded his horse for a
It is needless to say that he now
loves it to distraction and thanks his
dutiful son-in-law for the same. Chicago
Calling Down tba Enemy.
In a recent volume of memoirs , it is
told that on the first council day , after
Lord Derby's elevation to the premier
ship. Greville showed his disapproval
by not appearing in his place as clerk.
Some busybody .asked Lord Derby
whether he had noticed GreviUe's ab
sence , and Lord Derby replied , with a
face of benevolent apology : § NA
really ? You know , I am the most in
attentive fellow in the world about
these things. I never notice , when I
ring the bell , whether John or Thomas i
Homeseekers' excursions ,
1892 , on August 30 and Septem
ber iVtli , a rate of one lowest
first classfair willbe madef rom
eastern points to points on our
line for two liomeseekers' ex
cursions. These tickets will
be sold at all the principal rail
way points as far east as
Buffalo and Pittsbur'g. Tick
ets will be good within twenty
days from the date of sale and
stop overs will be allowed after
passing the Missouri river. It
is expected that there will be
quite a large immigration of
intending settlers to Nebras
ka , northwestern Kansas and
eastern Colorado , during this
summer and fall. This immi
gration can be very largely in
creased by judicious advertis
ing and work by the various
communities tributary to our
line. It is therefor suggested
that sections proposing to pre
pare such advertising matter
for distribution in the east in
regard to the inducements
they have to offer the farmer ,
the business man and investor ,
should begin to get their ad
vertising in shape at as an
early a date as possible. In
case their plans contemplate
sending a good advertising
man to distribute their matter
and attend to their advertising
generally , this departmentmay
be able to give valuable point
ers as to the best method of
doing the work.
I think it is desirable that
editors of the papers along
our line should begin agitating
the matter in order that the
people may be prompted to do
more or less individual work
with their friends in the east
in the way of sending by mail
such matter as the different
counties or districts may pre
pare in pamphlet form or in
the shape of extra editions of
their home newspapers giving
full information as to the re
sources and advantages , and
directing attention to the very
low rates that will be made to
enable them to come and see
for themselves that the repre
sentations are not really up to
The company has recently
issued a pamphlet in regard
to the agricultural resources
of Nebraska , which will be
furnished free to those who
may desire to mail it to their
friends in the east. This
pamphlet treats of Nebraska ,
northwestern Kansas and
eastern Colorado. I wish you
would present this matter to
editors at your place and also
to other parties who may be
interested in settling up va
cant farm lands of this state.
J. FRANCIS , GP. . and T. A. ,
Omaha , Nebraska.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
An Epidemic of Bloody Flux.
Last summer the flux raged here to a fear
ful extent. About five miles north of here , at
the Whiteside grave yard , there were five vic
tims of this dreadful disease buried in one day.
The doctors could donothingwiththedisease
When my family were taken , I went to Wal
ters Brothers , of Waltersburg , and told them
the situation. They said , give them Cham
berlain's Cholic , Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem
edy ; that they had sent out several hundred
bottles into the infected district and "every
day we hear how this medicine is curing them.
So far we have not heard of its failing in a
single instance. " I went to giving it and
could soon see the good effects and a cure was
the result. Any one in doubt about these
facts may write to me. L. C. ELLIS , Rock (
Pope county , Illinois. For sale by Geo. M.
Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint.
Is it not worth the small price of 75 cents
to free'yourself of every symptom of these dis
tressing complaints , if you think so call at our
store and get a bottle of Shiloh's Vitalizer ,
every bottle has a printed a guarantee on it ,
use accordingly and if it does you no good it
will cost you nothing. Sold by A. McMillen.
Chamberlain 3 Eyt A Skin Ointment.
, , f. ; .
A certain cure for Chronic Sore Eyes. Tetter ,
Salt Rheum. Scald Head. Old Chronic Soroa ,
Fever Sores. Eczema , Itch , Prairie Scratches.
Sore Nipples and Piles. It Is cooling and
soothing. Hundreds of cases have been cured
by it after all other treatment had failed. It
is put up In 25 and CO cent boxes. For sale by
M. Chnnry. .
s - " <
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infanta
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
fevcrishness. Castoria prevents vomiting1 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 *
M Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children. "
DR. O. C. OSQOOD ,
Lowell , Mass.
" Castoria Is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day la not
for distant when mothers trill consider the real
Interest of their children , and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums TT hi chore
destroying their loved ones , by forcing opium ,
morphine , soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats , thereby sending
them to premature graves.1'
Da. J. F. EmcnELOE ,
Conwaj , Ark.
M Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend It as superior to any prescription
known to me. "
II. A. AncHxa , M. D.t
111 So. Oxford St. , Brooklyn , N. Y. |
" Our physicians In tha children's department - | '
ment have spoken highly of their expert- ,
enco In their outside practice with Castoria ,
and although we only hare among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
prodncufyetwoare free to confess that tha
merit * of Castoria has won us to look with
rarer upon it. "
UNITED HOSPITAL AND DISPKNSAT.T ,
Boston , Moat.
a. SMITH. Pret. .
The Centaur Company , 77 Murray Street , Now York City.
THE MILD POWER CURES.
Dr. Humphrey * ' Specific * nro scientifically and
carefully prepared itrmtxllcn , uwl tr > r yt'nrn In
prtvixto prnctlLU nud for ovrr ihlro > mi by the
IttOplavJtli cntlro HUCCL" " . KM.T } slli li. bpcculo
M MiKflal curu tor tin * UKit n ri > e < l.
Tueyvuru without drugulnt' . jiunjlMBor reducing
thoBvsU-m.niiJuru IniutitiiuJ uitutliofe'cveielgu
lit lli \\urlii.
LIST r MUUIIKM. tinr * .
1 Feveni , ConKi-tllon * . Inflammation * . .iI3
2-WorwiH , Worm 1'cver , Worm Colic. . . .23
3-TecihIim ; Collu. CrjIuiT. VTukef illness .25
4 Diarrhea , of Children crAduIlM . 25
5 Jlyxujitory , Griping , Kllloua Colic. . . .25
C-Clialeru lUorbiiM , Vomiting . 25
7 Coughs , Cold * . L'ronchltti . 25
8 Noiiriilirlu , Toothache. Faceochc . 25
0 Ifunduclie * , Slce ! Ilcndacho. VcrtlRO. .25
10 DyHpopMlu , ItllloiisncBi. Constipation .25
11 SupprcHMod or I'nlufal 1'orlodn. .25
IS Whites , Too rrofuso 1'erlodj . 25
13 Oroui ) . liiiryiiffititi , Hoarseness . 25
1-1 Salt Ilheum , KrjBlpelns. Eruptions. .25
15 ItheumntUiu.or Ilheuniatlo Fains. . .25
1G Malaria , ChllLf. Fovcr and Ague . 95
17-lMlen , Blind orDlccdlnff . 25
18-Ophthalniy , SorcorWcakEv-M . 25
Ii-Cnturrli , Jntlucnzn , Cold IntlioIIcad .25
20-Wliooping Cough . 25
21 AHthinu , Oppressed Breathing . 25
22 Kur DiNcluirBCN. Impaired Hearing .25
23 Hcrofuln , Enlarged Glands. Swelling .25
24-GeneraI Debility , FbyBlcalWcakucaii .25
25 Dropsy , and Scanty Secretions . 25
20 Sen-SlclinL'HH. Sickness from Hiding .25
27-Kidney DISCMIHL-S . 25
29 Sere Mouth , or Canker . 25
30-CJrltmry Weakness , WettlugBed. . .25
31-Painful FcriodH . 25
34 Diphtheria , Ulcerated Sore Throat. . .25
35 Chronic ConKcationM&L'ruptlouu. .25
EXTRA N0MBEBS :
28 Nervous Debility , Seminal Weak
ness , or Involuntary DlsclmrKi's . 1.00
32 IHicnxcaof tlicIIcnrt.I'alpltatlonl.OO
33 Upilopity , Spasms , St. Vltua > Danco..l.OO
Soli ] Ujr IlriugUti , or lent piut-pnM on rtcf Ipt of price.
Pit. KmriiRicTa' MANUAL (114 jinrn , ) HAII.XII rate.
> . , iii * m nmiim si. , .v y0ri.
WITCH HAZEL OIL
"THE PILE OINTMENT. "
Tor Piles External or Internal , Blind or Bleeding ;
Fistula In Ano ; Itchln orDIcudlnK of the Kectum.
The relief Is ImineUlute the curu certain.
PBIOE , 50 OTS. TRIAL SIZE. 25 OTS.
Sold by DrussMa , or Bent | > o t-jK > M on receipt of price.
O. , ItlJt , II3nimiuSI.tEW10IIK !
QE W. BURGESS ,
FARM WAGONS , ROAD CARTS AND BUGGIES.
McCormick , Harvester and Binder , Grand Detour
Co , Little Yankee Plows , Deere Wells & Co ,
Plows and Listers , Keystone Manfg Co. Disc Har
rows , Q. W. Brown Planters and Cultivators , Minn.
Chief Separator & Powers , also Randolph Headers
A SaUARE DEAL. THE BEST ARE THE CHEAPEST.
ic of First National Bank , McCOOK , NEB ,
Bank Ci 1
Incorporated under State Laws.
Paid Up Capital , $5OOOO
General Banking Business ,
Collections made on all accessible points. Drafts drawn
directly on principal cities in Europe , Tares
Tickets For Sale to and from Europe
V. FKANKLIN , President. JOHN 11. CLAKK , Vice Pres.
A. 0. EBERT , Cashier.
The First National Uank , Lincoln Nebrska.
The Chemical National .Bank , New York City.
first JYattoiial an
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL , CAPITAL AND SURPLUS ,
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
GEORGE HOCKNELL , President. B. M. FREES , Vice President. W. F. LAWSON , Cashier.
a. CAMPBELL. FRANK HARRIS.
THE McCOOK ROLLER MILLS ,
E. H. DOAN. PROPRIETOR ,
Is Now Open and Ready for Business ,
§ 5 * 1 am prepared to handle all business in
line promptly and with the most approved machinery !
are also prepared to handle wheat for which they art ! . * ? '
* ' ' * *
- * j.'j i2
paying tht highest market price. t r , . " . . M
and Elevator on East Bailroad street
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