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A PRISON AND PALACE.
Behold the tall and lambent spire
Irradiate with sunset lire.
Those windows srnlt with twilight beams.
With evening’s iridescent gleams:
How they reflect the early night.
Its mingling gold and lazulite.
And how those tall transfigured towers
Bloom 'gainst the night like granite flowers:
How grandly lifts yon burnisheu dome
A skyey shape of tire and foaml
“What nro the buildings, friend?" said 1,
“That loom against the eastern sky,
And dashed with many a sunset gleam
Look like the palace of a dream?”
“Them buildings, boss," the man replied—
A sly smile in his features pale—
“You Just lookout you keep outside;
Them buildings is the county jail."
Pained at this ending of my dream.
This anticlimax to my theme,
I found a poultice for my pain
In this wise moralizing strain:
We ail live in a county jail
Whose towering walls we cannot scale. j
Though llrmly, all in vain, we press
Against Its granite stubbornness.
Dull, cold as fate, its walls arise
And shut our vision from the skies.
But when hope's sunlight falls upon
Its thick and heavy walls of stone.
They loom against the coming night.
Transfigured in a mystic light.
And, bathed in gold and amethyst.
The granite grows as soft as mist—
Transformed becomes the culprit's Jail.
And from its towers cloud bunners fling
Their gorgeous windings to the gale—
It is a palace of a king!
—S. W. Foss in Yankee Blade.
Bride Hunting For Bridegroom.
A policeman at Portobello on going
his rounds very early one morning dis
covered a young man on the roof of a
low building, and naturally believing
him to be a burglar seized him. He was
surprised on seeing that he was evident
ly in his best clothes, and still more so
when on searching for burglar’s tools he
found only a piece of bride cake. The
captive offering no explanation the offi
cer was puzzled. Suddenly a party of
young women—a bride and bridesmaid
—approached in an excited state. They
were evidently searching for some valu
able which had been lost. On catching
sight of the culprit there was a shout of
“Why, here he is!” The poor bride
seemed greatly moved.
During the marriage festivities he had
for some unexplained reason slipped
away from the scene, and liis friends
had divided into parties, searching high
and low for the runaway. They were
naturally greatly astonished that he had
preferred a cold roof in winter time to
the society of his charming bride. With
out any more fuss they took possession
of tho fugitive from matrimony, who
looked somewhat depressed, and bore
him away in triumph.—Scotsman.
A Bewildered Sunllower.
Sir Robert Ball tells an amusing anec
dote illustrating Moore’s words, “The
sunflower turns to her god when he sets
the same look that she turned when he
rose.” An explorer, he said, intent on
proving the truth or otherwise of this the
ory, took out a sunflower seed to the arc
tic regions and planted it there. In the
course of time the plant came up and flow
ered vigorously—just, however, at the
season when the sun never sets in the arc
tic circle; so the poor sunflower, true to
its nature, followed the process of the
sun, expecting it to disappear at night in
the ordinary course, but as tho sun did not
set at all, tho flower strained itself round
and round until it twisted its own head off.
A Deathbed Scene.
A Scotch lad of 30 died, leaving a wid
owed mother, a sister and two' brothers
younger than himself. He had been their
main support, and while dying was full of
anxieties as to what should become of
them. His last words were, holding the
hand of the brother next to himself in
years and looking at the poor sobbing
woman, “Try and do as weel’s ye can."
-“Twenty-five Years of St. Andrew’s.”
Dimensions of the Coliseum.
The largest single structure in the
world for audience and spectacular pur
poses is the Coliseum at Rome. It is in
the form of an ellipse. Its long diameter
is 615 feet, its short. 510: the height of
the outer wall. 164. The arena is 281
feet long by 176 broad. The tiers of seats
accommodate 100,000 spectators.—St.
A Valuable Cook.
Knowit—My cook is a treasure.
Wantoknow—You’re in better luck
than most people then.
Knowit—I wasn’t till lately. You see,
she had a row with the grocer, and to re
venge herself she is very saving with the
groceries. The bill is only half what it
used to be.—Exchange.
A Lawyer’s Defense.
Your honor and gentlemen of the jury,
I acknowledge the reference of counsel
of the other side to my gray hair. My
hair is gray, and it will continue to be
gray as long as I live. The hair of that
gentleman is black and will continue to
be black as long as he dyes.—Exchange.
A Cabman’s Retort.
Irascible Old Gentleman (putting head
out of 4-wheeler that is crawling along
at an unconscionable pace)—I say, cub
by, we’re not going to a funeral.
Cabby (promptly)—No, and we ain’t
goin to no bloomin fire either.—London
In a list of 162 different firms and pro
fessional people who were engaged in
business in Bay City, Mich., 25 years ago
there is not one but who has undergone
a change either in name or in partner
It does not seem possible to emphasize
too strongly the importance, which in
deed amounts to a necessity, of freeing
the body of some of its waste products
by physical exercise performed daily.
Photographers have begun to use
storage battery plants, which operate a
ruby colored incandescent light in the
darkroom, and the effect on their health
has been very beneficial.
'rjjg Tahxtism when discovered ww as
uncultured as the Papuan now is, yet
the former approached as near positive
beauty aa the latter does to positive de
formity- _ .._
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE “POOR
WHITES” OF THE HILL COUNTRY.
4. Southern Clergyman Refutes the Charge
That Ignorance and Squalor Are Preva
lent to Any Remarkable Degree In the
Sectionalism who desire to create for
themselves a field of operations and an
Income in a charming and healthful
southern climate not infrequently write
very touching articles for the northern
press on the deplorable condition of the
“mountain whites” of the south and the
need of “mission work” among them.
Such persons, in descriptions of life
unong the mountains of western North
Carolina and east Tennessee, “pile on
the agony” in a marvelous manner. Some
times they do it with an utter disregard
for the truth. They represent the excep
tion to be the rule, and picture scenes
and conditions common enough in parts
of the north and west perhaps, large
cities as well as country places, but very
rare among the people of the Appalachian
region of the south. One would think
horn their accounts that the southern
mountains were swarming with cave
dwellers. Tho aim seems to be to per
petuate the ideas of that class of philan
thropists who find a peculiar pleasure in
contemplating poverty, ignorance and
degradation in the south since the civil
Not long since The Sun noticed an ap
peal of this sort for aid to “mission work
for mountain whites,” showing that it
was in effect a libel upon the people it
professed to describe. Any person fa
miliar with the Appalachian region of
the 60Uth would see at a glance how ab
surd the whole thing was. The Christian
Union for Dec. 31,1892, contains a letter
from Rev. D. Atkins, a Methodist minis
ter of Hendersonville, N. C., which com
pletely demolishes the “mountain white”
myth. Mr. Atkins will be conceded to
know what he is writiii" -bout. He was
horn and reared in the ged God for
saken region of poverty, ignorance, vice
and degradation. He entered college
there, entered the ministry there and
spent 17 years there as minister and
“As a Methodist minister,” he says, “1
have gone into the most out of the way
places and mingled freely with all sorts
of people in 20 counties of North Caro
lina and Virginia and in nearly all the
worst parts of east Tennessee. I have
visited these people at their homes, have
eaten with them, slept in their houses
and seen them in every condition.” Yer
Mr. Atkins has not once beheld the slum
scenes Mrs. Paddock described in a re
cent number of The Christian Union.
“Your correspondent,” he says, “must
have found some secluded spot I never
saw, for in all my travels I never saw
the things shewi.ces of, and it seems
strange that I should not even have
heard of such things in all these years
There is poverty here and ignorance, too,
but neither is in that prevalent form you
would suppose from the article of Mrs.
Paddock. You might live here an age
and never hear of such savage and weird
funeral customs as Professor Bemis, an
other correspondent writing from the
south, told your readers about.”
The situation is not such as was de
scribed by The Union’s correspondents.
Putting it in a nutshell, Mr. Atkins says
of Mrs. Paddock’s picture: “She has pre
sented the very worst possible case that
could be found in the remotest part and
made it a sample of all the 2,000,000 here,
so that if any one should receive an im
pression from such writing he would sup
pose no other kind of people could be
As a matter of fact, the “mountain
whites” are not a distinct class. Their
ancestors, says Mr. Atkins, were not out
laws, but pioneers from the coast coun
try. They generally own their farms and
make a comfortable living. To say they
hunt for a living is absurd. There is lit
tle wealth and not as much luxury as
might be, but the people live decently.
There are some log houses, three-fourths
of which have windows. None are plas
tered with mud, as alleged, or without
wooden floors. But few have only one
room. Generally the houses are quite
comfortable. All have good open fire
places. Fuel is abundant and costs noth
ing, so that the correspondent’s story of
children“covering their limbs with warm
ashes to keep from freezing” is specially
absurd. The people, Mr. Atkins affirms,
are already religious and moral. They ob
serve Sunday and attend Sunday school.
There is scarcely a district where there is
not a school for at least three months in
the year. Few persons are unable to read
and write, and such cases are so rare as
to excite surprise among the neighbors.
As respects the girls who were de
scribed as overworked and vicious, Mr.
Atkins says not one in a hundred would
know herself by that description. “The
common virtues,” he says—“chastity,
honesty, truthfulness, etc.—are rather
more prevalent than in other sections 1
have seen. The girls are healthy, strong
and full of spirit. They marry at a good
age, make excellent wives and mothers,
and do much less hard work than their
sisters of the north and west,” and Mr.
Atkins spent four years in the west.
They do not work in the field. “It is by
no means,” says the writer, “the custom
of the country. Home life is as pure as
it is anywhere I have been.” In a word,
the “mountain white,” with his abysmal
degradation, is a myth and needs no
In Memory of Columbus.
A public library has been founded in
Panama in commemoration of the 400th
anniversary of the discovery of America.
Three hundred volumes were provided
to start the library, and 300 more were
donated by the Society Progresso del
[stmo.—New York Evening Sun.
Might Try It.
Mrs. Biliks—Do you believe that story
about a young woman swallowing a
Mr. Binks—Well, I dnnno. Perhaps
some one told her that razors were good
for the complexion.—New York Weekly.
The Memory of Villain*.
Although the world is said to know
nothing of its greatest men, it has al
ways had an unaccountable and it would j
seem invincible propensity for retaining ,
remembrance of the very worst speci- j
mens of humanity, and it is really ques- i
tionable whether the laurel of the qm- !
queror and the bays of the poet are, in
the long run, quite so certain of enduring
fame as the halters which have strangled
the most notorious of scoundrels. The
French have not forgotten those old
time villains Cartouche and Mandrin,
while in England Dick Turpin and his
apocryphal ride to York have not passed
from the public memory.
The exploits of Jack Sheppard as a
burglar and prison breaker turn up
from time to time in the public prints,
and it is an almost scandalous fact that
quite modern fashionable dressmakers
have devised a costume named after
Claude Duval, a rascal in whose career
there is not one single picturesque or
romantic feature beyond the dubious
story that he once refrained from steal
ing the jewels of a lady whose coach he
had stopped on condition that she would
alight from her equipage and dance a
coranto with him. The varlet was a
discharged footman of the Duchess of
Portsmouth, and, taking the highway,
was in due course of time caught, con
victed and hanged at Tyburn. Yet
somehow or another it seems next to
the impossible to bury the memory of
these and similar malefactors in obliv
Left In One Car In One Month.
A brown paper parcel of goodly pro
portions was turned in at the lost article
bureau of the Wagner Palace Car com
pany a few days ago, the contents 01
which give a fair idea of the kind of ar
ticles that the travelers on the rail leave
behind them in their forgetfulness. The
bundle aforesaid contained the collection
of lost articles made by the conductor of
one sleeping car for a month. The va
riety of articles thus accumulated was
amusing as well as interesting. When
the bundle was untied on the broad ta
ble in the lost article bureau, the first
thing that rolled out was a silver han
dled shaving brush. There was no ac
companying razor, the owner probably
having remembered to put that useful
instrument back in his satchel. A full
6et of false teeth nestled cosily in a clus
ter of false hair and a small copy of the
Episcopal prayer book was jammed
against a neat leather covered pocket
flask. Of toothbrushes and hairbrushes
and combs there were half a dozen each.
Other things in this odd collection in
cluded a baby’s milk bottle, a pair of
ladies’ slippers, one patent leather shoe
once worn by a man, a woolen under
shirt, manicure set in Russia morocco
case, two or three empty portmonnaies,
and, most singular of all, a dainty little
bonnet so attractive in form and color
that it is a wonder bow any woman
could have forgotten it.—New York
Hunting For an Old Man.
In the biography of Dr. Norman Mac
Leod there is an amusing account given
of a visit he paid to one of the Western
islands to see a man who was celebrated
in the district for his great age. The
doctor found an old man (we can only
quote from memory) sitting on a bench
outside the nouse and gave him the usual
greeting, “I braid that you were a very
wonderful old man, and I’ve come to see
you.” “It’ll be my father you want to
see,” said the old man of the bench. So
the visitor went inside, and there, sit
ting over the peats, was a very old man
indeed, bent and doubled up, but still,
for all that, with all his wits about him.
“Good day to you,” said the good doc
tor. “I have heard about you, a very
wonderful old man, and I’ve come to see
you.” Then he, too, declined the impu
tation and pointed with his stick to the
“ben” of the house. “It’ll be my faither
you want to see,” said this old man of
the fireside. So there in the “ben” the
original Simon Pure was discovered at
last, a very, very ancient old man in
deed, as may well be imagined.—Mac
A Scene In a Maine Town.
One of Caribou’s popular young busi
ness men was in Buckfield recently with
his bride, and when about leaving town,
just before the train started, the bride
discovered that she had left one of her
wraps behind. A messenger was dis
patched in haste to bring the garment,
and the conductor very kindly held the
train. The messenger arrived, and the
conductor, impatiently waiting for the
couple to enter the car, saw them start
on a mission among their many relatives,
and then remarked that unless his train
started at once he would be obliged to
claim g kiss from the bride. The happy
young married married man heard the
remark and hustled his bride on the car,
while his relatives and many friends
shook their handkerchiefs and hands as
the door closed and the train pulled out
from the station.—Aroostook (Me.) Re
Crow Quills make the Best Fens.
A quill penmaker says that no pen
will do as fine writing as the crow quill.
It requires the assistance of a microscope
to make a proper pen out of such a quill,
but when made it is of wonderful deli
cacy. The microscopic writing told of
in books of literary curiosities was all
done with a crow quill. The steel pens
of the present have very fine points, but
somehow a finer point can be given to a
quill than has ever been put on a steel
pen, and for delicacy nothing can equal
it.—New York Tribune.
An Instinctive Choice.
Uncle (to little Moses, aged 8)—Moses,
as a reward for your diligence at school
I will buy you a new book. What kind
would you like?
Moses—Well, if I may choose, get me
a savings bank book.—Exchange.
Its Usefulness Gone
Mamma—Why don’t you play with
that clockwork elephant Santa Claus
Little Dick—It doesn’t scare the cat
any more.—Good News.
Pronounced Hopeless, Yet Saved.
From a letter written l>y Mrs. Ada K. Ilurd,
of Groton, S. D., wg quote: “Was taken with
a bad cold, which settled on my Lungs, cough
set in and finally terminated into.Consump
tion. Four doctors gave me up, saying I could
live hut a short time, i gave myself up to my
Saviour, determined if I could not stay with
my friends on earth, I would meet my absent
ones above. My husband was advised to get
Ur. King's New Discovery for Consumption.
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. Mc.Millen's drugstore,
regular size 50 cents and $1.
Always do a kind act in a kind way; to do
it otherwise destroys all its value.
Good looks are more than skin deep, de
pending upon a healthy condition of the vital
organs. If the liver be in active, you 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. Electric Bitters is the great alterative
and Tonic and acts directly on these vital or
gans. Cures Pimples, Blotches, Boils and
gives a good complexion. Sold at A. Me
wl illen’s drugstore. 50 cents per bottle.
Better be upright with poverty, than wicked
Captain W. A. Abbett, who has long been
with Messrs. Percival & Hatton, Real Estate
and Insurance Brokers. Des Moines, Iowa,
and one of the best known and most respected
business men in that city, says: “I can testify
to the good qualities of Chamberlain’s Cough
Remedy. Having used it in my family for
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
Always tell the truth; you will find it easier
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 of rheumatism can be so bad that
Chamberlain’s Pain 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.
Time never rests heavily on us when it is
A Good Record. “I have sold Chamber
lain’s Cough Remedy for ten years,” says
diuggist E. It. I.egg, of Vail, Tnwa, “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 in every instance.” It does not
dry up a cough; but loosens and relieves it. It
will cure a severe cold in less time than any
other treatment. 50 cent and Si bottles for
sale by George M. Chenery.
A woman’s belt is always waistful.
An obedience to the simple laws of hygiene
and the use of Ayer’s Sarsaparilla will enable
the most delicate man or sickly woman to pass
in ease and saftey from the icy atmosphere of
February to the warm, moist days of April. It
is the best spring medicines.
It is no crime to hook a fish.
People troubled with sick and nervous head
aches will find a most efficacious remedy in
Ayer’s Cathartic Pills. They strengthen the
stomach, stimi late the liver, restore healthy
acton to the digestive organs, and thus afford
speedy and permanent relief.
Whatever you dislike in another, correct in
Are you Troubled
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.
Never stop to argue the point with an ex
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.
How to make both ends meet—tie ’em to
Captain Sweeney, U. S. A., San Diego, Cal.,
says: “Shiloh’s Catarrh Remedy is the first
medicine I have ever found that Would do me
any good.” Price 50 cents. Sold by A. Mc
The lady who dyes her hair wants to keep it
“Take it before breakfast,” because it will
give you an appetite, regulate the bowels and
cleanse the system of allimpurities—Dr. Hen
ley’s English Dandelion Tonic. Sold every
The spot most dear to cattle—their fodder
Shiloh’s Vitalizer is what you need for Dys
pepsia, Torpid Liver, Yellow Skin or Kidney
Trouble. It is guaranteed to give satisfaction.
Price 75c. Sold by A. McMillen. Jan 6 iyr.
A kiss—a legal tender always taken at the
Karl’s Clover Root, the new Blood Purifier
gives freshness and dearness to the complex
ion and cures constipation. 25c., 50c. and gi.
Sold by A. McMillen.
Venison is plentiful, but deer as usual.
Shiloh’s Cure, the greatest cough and croup
cure, is for sale by us. Pocket size contains
twenty-five doses, only 25c. Children love it.
On a windy day everything looks blue.
“God’s blessing to mankind,” say thousands
who have been cured by the celebrated Ore
gon Kidney Tea. Sold everywhere.
A grave error—burying a man alive.
You have no appetite for breakfast. A few
doses of Dr. Henley’s English Dandelion
Tonic is what you need.
Chase County:—March 27th, jury; June
30th, no jury; November 13, jury.
Dundy County:—March 13tb, jury; Septem
ber5th, no jury; November 20th, jury.
Frontiek County:—April 3d.jury;Septem
ber 14th, no jury; November 6th jury.
Furnas County:—April 17th, jury; Septem
11th, no jury; October 30th, jury.
Gosper County:—February 27th, jury; Sep
tember 1st, no jury ;December 4th, jury.
Hitchcock County:—March 6th. jury; June
27th, no jury: October 23d, jury.
Hayes County:—April 24th, jury; Septem
tember8th, no jury; December lltb, jury.
Ked Willow County:—May 8th, jury; Sep
tember 18th, no jury; December 18th, jury.
Dated at Cambridge, Neb., Jan. 1,1893.
D. T. Welty, Dist. Judge 14th Jud. Dist.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
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 the Children's Panacea—the Mother's Friend.
“Oastorfa Is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children.'*
Da. G. C. Osgood,
“ 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 of the variousquack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to prematuro graves.”
Da. J. F. Kinciiklok,
“ Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it os superior to any prescription
known to me."
H. A. Abohbr, M. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
“ Onr 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 onr
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we ore free to confess that the
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it.”
Unitid Hospital and Disfensabt,
Allev 0. Sana, Fret.,
The Centaur Company, T7 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 Bank, McCOOK, NEB.
Now is the time,.... ^
This is the place.... ^
We Have Added Clothing....
And Sell Boys’ and Mens’.... * *
SUITS AT FROM $1.50 TO $18.
Large Line of. *
HATS AND CAPS.
Buv a Hat of Us and.
We Will Give You a. * *
Rockford No. 101 Hose 85c per Dozen.
In lOdoz. lots and upwards 72c per doz.
.....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.. MeCOOK, 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, Trcas. and Mam.
OanREBPONDiST:—Chase National Bank, New York.
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