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A BIRD f*4 THE'HAND.
Ijppk at Mils Isa!I of Intractable fluff,
Pantie.g am! staring with piteous eyeol
Wliut a rebellion of licart! wbata ruff
Tirkle'i my band us tile missel thrush tries.
Bill king my hand with her termagant bill.
How tocMeapu (ami I lovo her, tjte sweet!)
. '.%k where the clustering oaks on the hill
Climb to tho blue with their branches and
Nay, polished beak, you are peeking a friend!
Bird of tbo grassland, you bleed at the wingl
Stay with me, Ipye: in captivity mend
Wrong that was wrought by the boy and his
Oh, for a priest pf the birds to arise,
Wonderful.words on Ids lips that persuade
Reasoning creatures to leave to the skies
Song at its purest a-throh In the glade)
How. wood land heart, to the yoke for awhile!
Boon shall theljjicsof wind in tbo trees
dflr you to pipe in the green forest aisle.
God send me there with tho grass to my
deb, I am stroking my cheek with your breast.
Ah. how tlie bountiful velvet is fair! '
dtay with me here for your healing and rest;
Htay, for I love you, delight of the air!
TRUE TO HIS VOW.
The wind came sighing in from the
breast of ocean, stretching away nnder
the northern sky.
The steady wash of the surge as it
qmo slowly in could not rouse the man
who lay upon his face tinder the shelter
He was not asleep, for at times Ijis
ffame trembled, and now and again he
half started up aud looked across the
sea. and then dropped his head again.
He was a young man and a sailor—he
showed that in every line of his face and
motion of his form—young and strong.
With sunburned features and blue eyes,
a man framed by. nature to make the
v orld better because he had done his
art in it.
But there was a great agony now in
that brave young face as from* time to
time lie lifted it.
There came a light step along the
gravel, and ho started up quickly as :■
girt walked down the beach—a fait
young girl, with the sunny hair and
glorious eyes which since. the days of
Eye had made slaves and thralls of the
children of men.
And truly there was something in the
manner of Millicent Durand which had
given her rare jtower over the stronger
nature of man. and this young sailor
lying there qpon the sand, loved her with
afi unutterable affection—a depth of love
it was hard fur her to understand.
‘Richard Dean." she cried, “why are
you lying here alone?"
“Richard." she said again, “what is it?
Why do you look at me so?"
“1 don't know what to say to yon
Milly.” he answered slowly, “because I
don't like to give you pain, hut some
times it seems to me that it would have
been better, far better, if I had gone
down with the schooner last autumn, in
stead of living to endure this great an
“1 don't know what you mean, dear
Richard. You and 1 were always friends,
and you know that 1 would hear almost
anything sooner than give pain to those
i love. What dotes it all mean?"
“I’ll tell you, Milly, and try to tell it
in such a way that you will understand
that, if 1 suffer. I have no hatred fox
those who love me. although they have
broken my heart. An hour ago I was on
the point, sitting under the trees, and 1
hejird—1 couldn't help it. Milly—I heard
what Hairy Watson said to you."
A flush stole up into the white cheek
of the girl as she turned away her head.
“1 heard Harry tell you that he loved
you. and I beard ypu say that you loved
him. and then I stole away, not to hear,
“1 love you as man uever loved woman
in all time. I love you so well that for a
moment it seemed to mo that I hated
itftrxy Watson, because he roblied me of
“But 1 knew him to be good and true,
a kind son, a tender brother, and he will
make you happier perhaps than poor
Dick Dean over could.’"
“Oh, Dick,” she said softly. “I never
dreamed that you”
She stopped suddenly.
T have been to blame, and while yon
loved me as a sister loves a brother I,
fool that I was, thought the feeling
“There, there; i am a man, Milly: I'll
Sght it down in time: give me awhile to
draw breath and understand my loss.
W^en are you to he married?”
'^fter this trip,” she said softly.
“When the Hesperns comes back."
“And I am first mate of the Hesperus
and Harry second. And we’ve been
fnends so long that—but it isn't possible
that 1 could ever hate Harry Watson or
do him any wrong, but I wish he were
in another schooner."
■Dick,' cried Milly suddenly, 'you
are going out with the man 1 love in the
“There will come tin hour «f dark
temptation to you, a dreadful hour,
when you will have to choose between
good and evil.
“When that time comes and the
tempter whispers in your ears, promise
me, in the name of the love yon bear me
you will think of me.’'
He drew his breath hard.
“I’ll try Molly," he said quickly
“There’s my hand on the bargain."
•And take this." she said, forcing a
ring into his hand. ‘Take it, wear it on
your finger night and day, and when yon
see it, remember tluit yon are pledged to
do right by Harry Watson."
He took the ring and looked at it in a
strange, dazed way. and then thrust it
forcibly upon his finger
“I’ll do it.” he cried. “Heaven help,
me to keep this vow."
So the Hesperus sailed in an hour, and
as" they swept ont between the piers
Dick Dean saw Millicent Durand stand
ing there, with her finger on her lips in
token of remembrance.
§he was so engrossed with him that
for a moment it seemed to the second
mnt® looking on jealously that she had
no eyes for him.
Rnrry Wafanii wtc ti nahjet yOlVlU ]
man, but he had one vice, jealousy, ami
the last glance lie gave Milly as the He*
perns swept on was one of anger.
. -I d like to ask von eomethimr. Dick
Deuu,” be •aid. coming up to Vue u.
“Stand by to set the for’s’l,” repliec
Dick, who was a seaman from top to too
“Cast off that tackle, lively. Heavt
“But I want td speak”
“I havn’t got time to palaver .row’tm
til we get the schooner under way. and
e\ en then it would be better to let tlw
matter drop. Ready there in top! Lei
fall, sheet homo nnd hoist away.”
A few moments more and the gooc
schooner was bowling along before t
10-knot breeze,, with the wind over tin
quarter, her best point of sailing.
Then Dick walked slowly forward
and Harry came up lo him again.
Dick turned upon him like a tiger.
“Now, look here. Harry," he said
“You and i have been good friends, bul
I know what you want to say, and yon’c
better not say it. i give you fair warn
ing that it isn't safe.”
“What are you going to do about hr’
demanded Harry defiant y. “I'd havt
you know that 1 understand how yoc
have sneaked and crawied to undermint
A cry like that of a wild beast bursl
from the lips of the young sailor.
He gasped for breath, and for a mo
ment it looked as if he would strike Har
ry, but he seemed to recollect himself,
and turning on his heel he sprang to the
companion and rushed into the cabin.
All through that trip these two, whe
had been dear friends, did their duty by
the ship: but. working side by side, they
So they worked in sullen silence, and
after a month of absence the schooner
was standing in for her own port, per
haps 20 miles away, in one of the dark
est nights that ever fell upon the ocean,
and with a gale blowing which threat
ened at any moment to take the sticks
out of her.
The captain lay in the cabin, stunned
by the fall c>f a block, and Dick worked
the schooner. And there was a loud,
exultant ring in his voice as he gave the
word of command.
Two miles out of port a rocky point
ran out into the sea—a point on which
the bones of many a good craft had been
But Harry was thinking of Milly—of
Milly, who waited and watched for his
coming, and lie thought, with a pang at
the heart, that perhaps after all he had
wronged her and Dick.
Then came a great crash, an awful
yell from the men, and the schooner was
on the rocks and the great breakers beat
ing against her with cruel force.
“Send up a rocket." cried Dick in a
hoarse, strained voice. “Ha! They set
us! There goes a light!"
And there flashed up on the beach a
bonfire. In its light men were seen dart
ing here and there, and then, pushed by
eight strong rowers, the lifeboat darted
They brought up the injured captain
and laid him on the deck, and he was
the first they lowered into the boat as it
The men went down one by one until
only Harry and Dick remained upon the
“Go!" commanded Dick. “She’ll only
bear one more, and it won’t he Dick
Dean. You suspected me of loving
Milly. I did. longer than you think,
more than yon know Get into the
“I will not!” cried Harry.
“She said, ‘In that dreadful hour, when
you have to choose between good and
evil, think of me and do right.' Take
He caught Harry suddenly by the
shoulders and dropped him into the heat.
It shot away instantly, for it could not
have borne another without filling.
Next day they found him lying upon
the shining sand with his head pillowed
on one brawny arm and a smile upon his
face, which only good men wear—men
who die at peace with all the world.
And Harry Watson, coming with his
children to the grave of his dead friend,
speaks softly the story of that night
when the Hesperus was wrecked on that
point.—St. Paul Globe.
••Chinese” Gordon’s Ideas of Duty.
The hero of Khartoum, like the hero
of Schiller’s “Wallenstein,” thought that
all soldiers should be noble minded, and
that in their own hearts and not in other
men’s opinions they should find their
true honor. He could not understand
the bestowal or acceptance of a reward
for not deserting a comrade in danger.
Bnt then he would not have what he
considered “duty” rewarded in any way
beyond the usual methods of pay and
promotion, and he illustrates his opinion
by a characteristic anecdote: “I like that
old Iron Duke, with his fearful temper.
He told a friend of my father, who was
bewailing his long and meritorious serv
ice, that ‘he ought to be glad the coun
try had kept him so long.’ ” This, how
ever, seems inconsistent with Gordon's
institution of a special decoration to re
ward exceptional service and merit at
Who Was the Guilty Man?
A Cass avenue woman has a husband
who has done sncli a thing as to forget
to do what his wife had requested. The
other evening about 5 o’clock he came
home and she went at him.
“John,” she said, “did you tell that
expressman to come here this afternoon?”
“Yes, Mary.” he answered meekly.
“Well, he Imsn’t come.”
“Is that so?”
“Yes. it is Now. how do you account
John gave the matter a few moments'
“Well, my dear,” he said finally,
“either he’s lying or 1 am, and to relieve
us both from your suspicions I’ll just
step down to his place and see what’s the
matter,” and the charitable John went tc
see the expressman.—Detroit Free Press
Harmony In the Family.
He—Now, my dear Fannie, what shall
I get you for a birthday present?
cbo yothiHg nfc Jill.
He—Isn’t it singular that for once we.
agree? At last there is harmony in the
family. We have hit upon the same idea.
biitlik WliUlJ&b iSbAiNlr
A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO
Slnng In this''Sloutlis of Men Is Bad Enough,
but When W*«pjl 1 Bred Young Women Are
Addicted to the Habit It Becomes Abso
Dear girls, avoid slang. There are so
many reasons why you should not use
it, and only one excuse in its favor that
I have ever heard from any reliable au
thority! Here'it is:
Oliver Wendell Holmes, in one of his
racy breakfast table talks, says: “Don’t
think I undervalue the proper use and
application of a cant word or phrase. It
adds' piquancy to conversation as a
mushroom does to a sauce." That this
is the idea most young people have
when they first begin to use it all will
admit, hut unfortunately it is like mod
erate drinking in its tendency, so insin
uating in its growth as a habit, and they
become so “addicted to it” (to follow
out -the simile), that it seems impossible
to make themselves intelligible without
it. I have heard young ladies (?) talk
ing who seemed to have an entire vo
cabulary composed of slang which
would be as utterly unintelligible to a
well bred English or Scotch girl as
Chinese or Greek.
To quote the veteran philosopher again:
“These expressions come to be algebraic
symbols of minds which have grown too
weak or indolent to discriminate. They
are the .blank checks of intellectual
bankruptcy. Yon may fill them up with
whatever idea you like. It makes no dif
ference, for there are no funds in the
treasury upon which they are drawn.”
That of course is very severe, but 1
have often heard quite clever and well
educated young ladies using those odious
“blank checks” to such an extent that
any one not knowing them intimately
might readily have supposed their “in
tellectual hank” empty.
I wonder what Dr. Holmes would have
thought of an actual conversation be
tween two young ladies in good society,
so called, who sat behind me in the grand
stand at a baseball match last summer.
I can give it almost verbatim:
“Say, Jen (abbreviated form of Jennie:
‘life is too short’ to use the whole of a
person’s name), who is the ‘fly’ looking
‘Slide’ in the yellow striped ‘get up?’ ”
“Oh, ‘come off the roof!’ To pretend
you don't know Cob. (C. O. B. are the
young gentleman’s initials wittily con
verted into ‘Cob.’) After the way you
‘went for’ him at the ball last week!
You can’t ‘stufF me with that kind of
gag, Miss Innocent.”
“Oh, is that Cob? He must be ‘off his
nut’ to ‘rig’ himself in such a ‘swagger’
“Oh, Jen, look at Cob now! He is hor
ribly ‘rattled.’ Mabe (short for Mabel)
‘slung a glance’ at him. and lie lost his
head as well as his base.”
“Is she ‘mashed’ on Cob?”
“Ha, ha! ‘Pull down your vest!’ Do
you think Mabe is ‘off her base?’ She likes
him ‘to trot her round’ and ‘stump up the
needful’ for ice cream, etc., hut she likes
Alf Jones better ‘all the same-ee.’ You
can ‘bet your sweet life’ she won’t marry
“Look at him now. ‘You bet’ he’s ‘hus
“Get there, Eli!" “Ruddigore!” “That
was a ‘boss’ run!” and so on ad finitum,
ad nauseam. All this in a perfectly audi
ble voice, and they were seemingly un
aware that there was anything vulgar or
out of the usual in their conversation.
Probably there was not, and yet those two
young ladies were college graduates and
were possessed of more than average abil
If you think this description exagger
ated, listen critically to the next un
restrained conversation between two
young ladies whom you know to be
guilty of using slang freely. I fancy I
hear you say, “But I never could talk
like that.” Take caret Just as confi
dent ones as you have begun by using a
few slang words—“they are so cute and
expressive, you know!”—and ended by
forming a vulgar and enslaving habit
which took great strength of mind and
firm perseverance to break. The worst
stage of a slang devotee is when she
grows utterly unconscious of or indif
ferent to the habit. There is very little
hope of improvement for her. The only
safb way is never to form the habit at
Dear young 'girls, on you the “lan
guage of the future” in great measure
depends. Yon are the coming mothers
and teachers and will have an all pow
erful influence in molding the language
of the next generation to come and num
berless generations after that. See to it
that it is# a language of intelligence,
grace and purity-.—Miss Frank Davis in
Wives and Daughters.
The Value of a Good Address.
Young men should study to talk well
—to state their propositions with a clear
ness and force that will make their hear
ers feel that the speaker has reached the
gist of the matter, and that liis opinion is
of some weight. You will notice a man i
coming into the office. There is some- j
thing in his very appearance and the j
way he carries himself that commands !
respect and attention. A canvasser for j
a book came into my office only yester- 1
day who was a splendid illustration of i
it. I had no intention of buying his cy
clopedia. But he was well dressed and
intelligent. He seemed to understand
my wants, and in five minutes we were
talking busily together. Ho sold me $120
worth of books.
I think that a good personal address is
something too little cultivated. I would
rather have it than a profession.—Inter
view in Nevr York Press.
Tile Hoot black’s Polish.
A gentleman, having had his boots i
cleaned by a boy in a Dublin street, paid i
the shoeblack with a considerable degree !
of haughtiness, on which the little fel
low, when the other had got a short way
“Arrah, now! all the polish you have
is on your boots, and I gave it to ye.”—
Pronounced Hopeless. Yet Saved.
From a letteAvritten by Mrs. Ada K. Hurd,!
of Groton, S. D., we quote: “Was taken with j
a bad cold, which settled on my Lungs, cough ;
set in and finally terminated into.Consump
tion. hour doctors gave me up, saying I could
live but a short time. 1 gave myself up to my
Saviour, determined if I could not stay with
my friends on earth, 1 would meet my absent
ones above. My husband was advised to get
Dr. King’s New Discovery for Consumption, i
Coughs and Colds. I gave it a trial, took in |
all eight bottles; it has cured me, and thank
God I am now a well and hearty woman.”
Trial bottles free at A. McMilleti's drugstore, !
regular size 50 cents and Si.
There is no claim made for Ayer's Sarsa
parilla which cannot be endorsed by scores of !
testimonials. This fact plainly proves that \
the blood is the source of most disorders and '
that Ayer’s Sarsaparilla is the best of blood- '
purifiers. .Try it this month.
Good looks are more than skin deep, de
pending upon a healthy condition of the vital
organs. 1/ the liver lie in active, vou have a
Bilious Look, if your stomach be disordered
you have a Dyspeptic Look and if the Kid
neys be affected you have a Pinched Look.
Secure good health and you will have good
looks. Llectric Bitters is the gieat alterative
and Tonic and acts directly on these vital or
gans. Cures Pimples, Blotches, Boils and
gives a good complexion. Sold at A. Mc
Millen’s drugstore. 50 cents per bottle.
Don’t waste time, money and health, trying
every new medicine you may see advertised
in the papers. If the cause of yodr trouble is
in tile blood, liver, stomach or kidneys, take
Ayer’s Sarsaparilla at once, and Le su e of a
cure. Take no other.
Captain W. A. Abbett, who has long been
with Messrs. Rercival & Hatton, R»?l .Cstate
and Insurance Brokers, 1 e:- Molars, Iowa,
and one of the best known and most respected
business men in that city, says: "1 can testily
to the good qualities of Chamberlain’s Cough
Remedy. Having used it in my family tor
the past eight years, I can safely say it has no
equal for either colds or croup. Is seems to
expel the mucous from the lungs, and leaves
the system in as good condition as before
taking the cold. We have also used several
other kinds but unhesitatingly say that Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy is the best of all.”
50 cent bottles for sale by George M. Chen
If the hair has been made to grow a natural
color on bald heads in thousands of cases, by
using Hall’s Hair Renewer, why will it not in
Your rheumatism may be bad; we will ad
mit it to be very bad, and that you have ex
pended a great deal of money for medicines
and treatments without receiving much bene
fit; but remember that others have suffered
even more, and yet been permanently cured.
No case ot rheumatism can be so bad that
Chamberlain’s Rain Balm will not ease the
pain and help it, and hundreds of cases that
have long been regarded as incurable have
yielded to the soothing effects of this great
Remedy. The prompt relief from pain is
alone .vorth many times its cost. 50 cent
bottles for sale by George M. Chenery.
A long thick chin is commonly found only
in persons of low mental organization.
A Good Record. “I have sold Chamber
lain’s Cough Remedy for ten years,” says
diuggist K. B. l.egg, ot Vail, Iowa, “and have
always warranted it and never had a bottle
returned. During the past ninety days I have
sold twelve dozen, and it has given perfect
satisfaction 111 every instance. It does not
dry up a cough; but loosens and relieves it. It
will cure a severe cold in less lime than any
other treatment. 50 cent and Si bottles tor
sale by George M. Chenery.
hirst impressions, 111 the study of counten
ances, are always the most reliable.
Are you Trouoled
With gravel^diabetes, or any derangement
of the kidneys or urinary organs? Oregon
Kidney Tea is a safe, sure and speedy remedy
for all such troubles.
Noses which wrinkle easily are rarely found
in men of good matured disposition.
Is the only preparation used by fashionable
ladies to perpetuate a beautiful' complexion.
Ask you druggist for it and do not be induced
to take anything else.
Very small, thin ears are usually associated
with great delicacy ami refinement.
Captain Sweeney, U. S. A., San Diego, Cal.,
says: "Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy is the first
medicine 1 have ever found that would do me
any good.” I’rice 50 cents. Sold by A. iie
The Roman nose shows the greater charac
ter; the Greek nose the greater taste.
“Take it before breakfast,” because it will
give you an appetite, regulate the bowels and
cleanse the system ot all impurities—Dr. Hen
ley’s English Dandelion 'l'onic. Sold every
The man whose temples are full in the low
er part is apt to be a great lover of eating.
Shiloh’s Vitalizer is what you need for Dys
pepsia, Torpid l-iver, Yellow Skin or Kidney
Trouble. It is guaranteed to give satisfaction.
Price 75c. Sold by A. McMillen. Jan 6 iyr.
Halt shut eyes show great natural shrewd
ness, together with a lack of sincerity.
Karl's Clover Root, the new Blood Purifier
gives freshness and clearness to the complex
ion and cures constipation. 2Sc., 50c. and $1.
Sold by A. McMillen.
Shiloh’s Cure, the greatest cough and croup
cure, is for sale by us. Pocket si/.e contains
twenty-five doses, only 25c. Children love it.
“God’s blessing to mankind,” say thousands
who have been cured by the celebrated Ore
gon Kidney 'Tea. Sold everywhere.
You have no appetite for breakfast. A few
doses of Dr. Henley’s English Dandelion
Tonic is what you need.
I HIGHEST GRADE GROW.!!
j CHASE &SANBCR'i '
i ... JAPAN.
C. M. NOBLE,
McCOOK, - NEB.
SOLE AGENT. !
I ■fA 19 J if IAI 1
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
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieve*
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas*
toria is tbe Children's Panacea—the Mother's Friend.
H Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children."
Da. G. C. Osoood,
" Castoria is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day ia not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
Interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead cf the Tarioulquack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Da. J. F. Kinchiloe,
“ Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me.**
H. A. AncHss, M. D„
111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T.
“Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that the
merit* of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it.”
XJnitxd Hospital and Dispxnsart,
Alls* O. Smith, Prea.,
The Centaur Company, TT Murray Street, New York City.
GEO. J. BURGESS,
Dealer in All Kinds of First-Class
Implements and Machinery
Wagons, Road Carts, Buggies.
A Square Deal The Best are the Cheapest.
COME AND SEE ME.
Yard West of First National Hank,
f— ... • —■'
Now is the time,.... g5.
This is the place....
TO GET BARGAINS.
We Have Added Clothing....
And Sell Boys’ and Mens’....
SUITS AT FROM $1.50 TO $18.
Large Line of. *
HATS AND CAPS
Buy a Hat of Us and.
We Will Give You a.
Rockford No. 101 Hose 85c per Dozen.
In 10 doz lots and upwards 72c pqr do*.
.Coates Thread 50c per dozen.
22 LB.S N.O. SUGAR $1.00.
GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, ETC.
As Low as any House in the City.
J. WILCOX & SON.
-- - -'
F. D. BURGESS,
NORTH MAIN AVE.. McCOOK, NEB.
Stock of Iron, Lead and Sewer Pipe, Brass Goods,
Pumps, and Boiler Trimmings. Agent for Halliday,
Eclipse and Waupun Wind Mills.
NEBRASKA LOAN AND BANKING CO.
OF MCCOOK, NEBRASKA
CAPITAL - $52,000.00.
FARM LOANS. —— CITY LOANS.
loans made on all kinds of approved security.
P. A. WELLS, Trias, and Mac a
Mmmfondixt:—Chase National Bank, Now York.
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