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Water tax for second
quarter becomes due
Aprii 1st and is de
linquent April lOtli.
C. H. Meeker.
To Our Advertisers.
You are entitled to have your display
advertisements changed once a month
at the regular price. Changes more
frequent will be charged extra accord
ing to the amount of composition.
Local advertisements may be changed
every week at usual price.
Copy for new advertisements and for
changes of regular advertisements must
be in this office by Wednesday of each
week to insure prompt insertion.
Notice of discontinuance of any dis
play advertisement must be given not
later than Wednesday. Local adver
tisements may be discontinued at any
time before Thursday evening.
A strict observance of these necessary
rules is respectfully requested.
January 1, 1893.
The Call Leads the Procession.
We call the attention of our readers
to the advertisement of The Call in
another column. Since its reduction
in price The Call is the cheapest
daily in Nebraska, and its spicy ana
independent policy is too well known
to need comment from us. In reduc
ing the price of The Call so as to put
it within the reach of everybody, the
management have placed themselves a
decided step in advance of all other
publishers in the state. This is an era
of popular prices for the newspaper,
and The Call is, as usual, at the head
of the procession.
We are printing the date to which
each subscriber has paid his subscrip
tion to The Tribune along with the
address. Watch the date and you will
know if you are in arrears. If you are
please come and see us.
Horses for Sale.
Wayson & Odell keep horses for sale
at their livery barn opposite the Cen
Best blue stem bulk or baled. This
hay was cut early. Leave orders at B.
& M. meat market. F. S. Wilcox.
Dr. A. J. Thomas, Dentist, office in
Union block, over Knipple.
Wayson & Odell are putting out some
handsome rigs these days.
McMillen is headquarters for all
kinds of lamps.
Scale books, 500 weighs, at The
Tribune stationery department.
Tn order tn introduce my wire tight
ener I will fill all orders received by me
during the present month (April) at the
rate of one dollar for each machine af
ter which I shall be obliged to raise the
price. As to the merits of this ma
chine read the following endorsements.
‘•I have made a thorough test of
Whittaker’s Wire Tightener and find it
better than anything I have ever tried
for tightening wire. W. S. FlTCH,”
President Co. Agricultural Society.
“I have tested the invention known
as the Whittaker Wire Tightener and
find that it does all claimed for it, viz:
Tightens the wire without kinks and
so leaves wire in as good shape as be
fore using. In fact it is the only wire
tightener that a farmer can afford to use.
H. H. Pickens.”
Quality Up—Prices Down!
Knipple excels in the quality of the
flour he keeps in stock, and in the re
markably low prices at which he is sell
ing. Think of it!
Fancy patent flour at.$1.25
Snowflake flour at.85
And remember that be warrants every
sack. At the old stand in the Cole
Agents to sell our choice and hardy
Nursery Stock. We have new special
varieties, both in fruits and ornament
als to offer, which are controlled only
by us. We pay commission or salary.
Write us at once for terms, and secure
choice of territory.
May Brothers, Nurserymen,
Rochester, N. Y.
Horses For Sale.
I will offer for sale on Main avenue,
McCook, tomorrow (Saturday) after
noon at 2:30 o’clock, two driving horses
and one riding horse. Nine months’
time will be given with approved bank
able security. Ten per off for cash.
B. B. Davis.
Of Interest to Farmers.
If you want to renew a loan falling
due and make a new one on your farm
patronize the Nebraska Loan and Bank
ing Co. of McCook, a home institution.
Office in rear rooms of 1st National
bank. Interest payable in McCook.
Humphreys’ Specific Number Seven
cures Coughs, Cold and Bronchitis. The
relief is quick, the cure perfect. Price
25 cents for sale by all druggists.
Noble, the leading grocer, makes a
specialty of fresh, clean family grocei
ies. He will treat you right.
H. & M.
Paints, Oils and Glass.
BOX ELDER BLOSSOMS.
Spring has returned at last.
A good many of the farmers are
through sowing wheat.
P. A. Brower built an addition to
his house out of mother earth, this week.
Mr. Pinkerton is building a new addi
tion to his house. Box Elder is still on
James Doyle has his barn up and en
closed. Templin and Younger are do
ing the work.
A social was held at P. A. Brower’s
to raise money to buy paint to paint
Will Sexson has his house nearly
finished, which he is building out of
Uncle Sam’s lumber.
A big prairie fire was visible from
these parts on the other side of the
river, Thursday evening.
Fred Kinghorn, formerly of Box El
der now of lndianola, is learning black
smith trade ol Chas. Umphrey.
Josiah Moore is building his house
this week. W. M. Rollings and Dee
Long are the contracting parties.
The people of this vicinity made a
bee and gave the church a coat of paint
which improved the looks greatly.
K. A. Sexson has sold his farm to a
gentleman from Sioux City, Iowa, pos
session to be given in.two weeks. Mr.
Sexson will remove to his other farm
Quite an entertaining party was given
to Ira Anderson and Dick Brower at
Mr. Anderson’s, it being Ira’s 22d birth
day and Dick’s 21st. From all reports
everyone had a good time.
Fut your $ $ $ where they will do
the most good, where they will secure
the best and the most groceries for in
stance. You will make no mistake if
Noble’s is the place of deposit. He
gives the limit in quantity, quality and
value, and his stock cannot be duplicat
ed in Western Nebraska.
The burning question with house
wives of all lands, all creeds, and all
ages is: “Which is the best Cooking
Stove?” S. M. Cochran & Co. answer
this question today by proclaiming the
“Charter Oak Stoves” to be the
best in every conceivable shape.
A state and national paper combined
is The Semi-VVeekly Journal. The
Tribune is your best local paper.
Subscribe for these and you are fixed
for a year. Both for $2.50.
Don’t build a fence around your
property until you have seen and priced
that woven wire fencing at S. M.
Cochran & Co.’s. Nothing cheaper,
neater or better.
A good live paper every Tuesday
and Friday, is what you get in The
Semi-Weekly Journal for one dol
lar. The Tribune and Journal both
one year for $2.50.
You will never know how far your
dollar will go until you buy your gro
ceries at Knipple’s. It will surprise
You get a Seaside Library free with
a year’s subscription to The Semi
Weekly Journal. The offer will not
S. M. Cochran & Co. have an im
mense stock of farm implements on
hand. See them before buying else
Knipple leads them all when it comes
to selling a fine patent flour cheap. Try
him once and you will be convinced.
If you want a well drilled in fine
shape see McClain & Co. Leave or
ders at S. M. Cochran & Co.’s.
Whittaker's Wire Tightener, tightens
barbed, smooth and woven wire and slat
fences without injury to the wire.
If you are thinking of buying a set
of new dishes call to see Kmpple's stock
and get his prices.
No better farm wagon on wheels
than the Charter Oak sold by S. M.
Cochran & Co.
Whittaker’s Wire Tightener is a ben
ediction to the man who owns a wire
Do you know that Knipple pays the
highest market price for butter and
A fine variety of seed potatoes can
be bought at Knipple’s after Monday
Use Whittaker’s Wire Tightener to
repair your fences.
Knipple sells canned goods cheaper
lyGrocenes at Nobles’.
Machine oil of all kinds at Predmore
McMillen has a large assortment of
Predmore Bros, keep the best cylin
der oil in McCook.
S. M. Cochran & Co. can sell you a
bicycle very cheap. See them.
Noble carries a large and complete
stock of the best brands of canned
goods of all kinds.
Wayson & Odell can fix you up com
fortably and stylishly in any thing you
may desire in the livery line.
S. M. Cochran & Co. carry a large
line of buggies in stock. See them if
you want a good vehicle cheap.
McMillen Bros, have a nice lot of Lap
Robes they will sell at greatly reduced
prices. Splendid bargains in these.
Remember that S. M. Cochran & Co.
now carry in stock a full and complete
stock of builders hardware supplies.
Noble is the only exclusive grocer in
the city. His stock is the largest and
his prices correspond with the times.
.1. C. Russell is prepared to do cast
rating promptly. Satisfaction guaran
teed. Send orders through McCook
IN QUEENSWARE Noble carries
the largest assortment and the richest
designs of the season. His prices are
Make Noble your family grocer and
many other blessings will fall to your
lot, besides having the best groceries on
your table that the market affords.
Beware of peddlers. Call and in
spect the Household sewing machine
sold by S. M. Cochran & Co. before
buying a machine. There is no better
McMillen Bros, carry the best and
most complete stock of Harness and
Saddlery in the city. Call to see them
if you want a good article in their line
at a reasonable price.
Parties contemplating building this
spring who need money can obtain
same at reasonable terms from P. A.
Wells. Office in 1st National bank.
NORTH DIVIDE GLEANINGS.
Spring has come at last.
Mr. Mohler has his well down and
windmill ready to put up.
Fred Baton of Broomfield, Iowa, is
visiting his uncle J. &. Modrell.
James Robinson has his new house
plastered and is ready to move into it.
Mrs. E. T. Stewart of Alma is visit
ing her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. X.
Mr. Fred Roland of Crete and Miss
May Moore of McCook were recent
North Divide visitors.
George Hanlein has built a granary
12x20 feet doing the work himself
with a saw and an ax.
Several of the young people attended
the reception given at ex-Commissioner
Bolls’ on Wednesday.
“Bill”Gose, Box Elder's zulu warrior,
will have a social hop this evening. We
hope all who attend will have a hoppin'
Misses Emma and Clara Hanlein,who
have been attending the Normal College
at Lincoln, arrived home fore part of
S. D. McClain's large frame dwelling
over in 4-30 is rapidly assuming the
shape of a house and when completed
will be among North Divide's most
On Monday evening a surprise was
given Mrs. Ella Carter, it being her
twenty sixth birth day. An enjoyable
time was spent. Joe.
IEIPNoble, Purveyor to tne Great
Common People, is now exhibiting
about the handsomest and largrist as
sortment of plain and fancy lamps to be
seen in Southwestern Nebraska.
You can buy more goods at Knipple's
for One (1$) Dollar than you can any
where else in the city of McCook.
We sell the Empire letter copying
books. Also best grades of type writ
ing paper. •_
Seventeen pounds of Granulated
Sugar for One (1$) Dollar at Knipple’s.
Knipple makes a specialty of fruits
of all kinds.
.THE -NDEPENDENT STYLE.
Iowa Clover Westerner Downed a Pom
pous New York ICdltor.
A newspaper man from the west vis
fted New York on one occasion and
called on a great editor there, with
whom he had had some correspondence.
He called to pay hia respects mostly,
bat he was after a job if he conld get
one. Ho sent in his card after the cus
tom in New York, and in a minute or
two the boy returned.
“What is your business?” asked the
“No business; pleasure,” he wrote on
the card, and the boy took it in and
“He wants to know your business or
pleasure,” said the boy.
“To pay my respects.” the visitor
wrote and sent it in.
"Call at the counting room to pay any
thing,” came back the answer.
“Thanks,” he wrote. “The amount is
so small that it will not justify me in
The boy took it in, and the visitor
started off in no pleasant frame of mind.
“Here,” said the great editor, appear
ing at the door of his den, “come here.”
The visitor changed his course.
“I’ll meet you half way,” he said, stop
ping at about that distance.
The great editor came forward and
took him by the hand.
“Come in.” he said grimly. “Come in
and sit down. I like yonr style.”
“I don't like yours.” responded the vis
itor frankly as he sat down.
“Some do.” said the great editor, with
“Perhaps they do. but it is an acquired
The great editor seemed to enjoy it.
“Some of the acquired things of life
are very excellent,” he ventured.
“Yes, my services on this paper, for
instance,” said the visitor plnmply, and
after half an hour’s further talk he went
away with a commission to do somo
work preparatory to a regular Bit on the
staff.—Detroit Free Press.
The possession of the marvelous and
intricate faculty of articulate speech
seems no more miraculous to the un
thinking than do the eternal varieties of
eating, drinking and sleeping. Yet the
former is arbitrary and conventional, the
invention of man—perhaps not confined
to him, if Professor Garner of monkey
speech fame is to he believed—while the
latter are natural, absolute common,
and the sine qua non of existence.
The office of speech—the celebrated
French diplomat to the contrary not
withstanding— is to convey thought.
How important, then, that this vehicle
of thought transference, this common
carrier of ideas, this carriage laden with
the most delicate and elusive of bur
dens, nothing less than the very essence
of the soul—perishable freight, indeed—
should be carefully watched and devel
oped to its highest and best capacity.
The comparative ease with which the
average individual may be taught to ex
press the thoughts of himself or others
in an intelliget, intelligible, even pleas
ing fashion, makes it seem almost crim
inal to neglect such a vast possible addi
tion to the general good.
In none of the arts—for reading is not
only an art, hut tho noblest of them all
—does general information, education
and intelligence count for so much.—A.
P. Burbank in Godey's.
Poor Ways of Saving.
To make personal charities small and
infrequent in order to buy the more
tickets for boxes at charity concerts and
balls; to give one’s family insufficient
and unsavory food in order to have the
money for large and costly entertain
ments; to economize on warm under
clothing for tho sake of buying more
showy outer garments; to go on foot or
in the horse cars when health and the
weather require tho use of a carriage,
and then pay for several visits from a
physician and for the attendant drug
store bill; to expend $3,500 a year for
the rent of a narrow “house with hard
wood finishings” in a fashionable neigh
borhood, and $100 annually for enough
coal to barely keep its inmates from
freezing, while from $1,200 to $1,500 rent
and $200 for fuel would keep the house
hold warm and comfortable in a wide,
old fashioned house in a respectable vi
cinity—these are hut a few of the count
less ways by which small savings may
accompany great wastings.—Harper's
Good Manners at Home.
The presence of good manners is no
where more effective than in the house
hold, and perhaps nowhere more rare.
Whenever familiarity exists there is a
tendency to loosen tho check upon sel
fish conduct, which the presence of
strangers involuntarily produces. Many
persons who are kind and courteous in
company are rude and careless with
those they love best. Emerson says,
“Good manners aro made up of petty
sacrifices,” and certainly nothing can
more thoroughly secure the harmony
and peace of tho family circle than the
habit of making sacrifices for one an
Children thus learn good manners in
the best and most natural way, and hab
its tbus acquired will never leave them.
Courtesy and kindness will never lose
the power of their charm, while all spu
rious imitations of them are to bo de
The Duration of a Dream.
Those learned and scientific gentlemen
who have gone into the subject declare
the longest dreams hardly last a few
minutes. The following instance lends
support to their views. One evening
Victor Hugo was dictating letters to his
secretary. Overcome by fatigue, tho
great man dropped into a slumber. A
few moments afterward he awoke,
haunted by a dream which, as he thought
had extended over several hours, and he
blam<-d his secretary for sitting there
waiting for him, instead of wakening
him or else going away. What was his
surprise when the bewildered secretary
told him that he had only just finished
writing the last sentence dictated to him.
Attacks of sick headache could often
be avoided if the cause of them were
known. In many instances the cause is
a disordered condition of the stomach.
In such cases there is often a regular re
currence of th6 attacks, the person in the
meantime feeling perfectly free from the
complaint. .. , .
Here it will often be found that by
some error of diet the patient is gradu
ally accumulating in his system some
noxious substances, which it takes a spe
cial effort of nature to throw off. Then
the whole internal machinery refuses tc
do its ordinary work. The stomach, tin
intestines, the liver and other organs
which produce the digestive juices al
most entirely cease their regular task o1
rendering the food taken into the moutl
fit for absorption into the system at large.
Sometimes habitual overeating wib
produce this result, or a person wht
has been constantly active may continu<
to eat his usual amount of food after ex
changing his occupation for some mort
sedentary one. In either case the result
is the same—the overburdened orgam
become partially paralyzed, the undi
gested food nets as an irritant, and head
ache and general disorder in the digestive
A person who has no symptoms ot
stomach disorder, or who has been
taught by his physician to avoid indis
cretions which formerly resulted in
trouble, and who still haa regularly re
current attacks of sick headache, must
look to some other than these, the most
common causes of such attacks.—Youth't
Strangely Saved by a Dream.
It is related that a Waterville woman
Mrs. J. M. Cook, onco had a very re
markable vision. In her dreams she me!
a man with a peculiar physiognomy, win,
said to her, “Your turn next,” and then
disappeared. The nest morning she re
membered the man’s face perfectly, bni
could not recall under what circuin
stances she met him. Again she dreamed
the same thing. For weeks and month*
after she would occasionally have the
same dream without the slightest varia
tion. She began to be seriously troubled
over the occurrence and at length de
cided to leave town.
She had been in Philadelphia a few
days when she had occasion to go intc
one of tho large buildings. Upon the
second floor she noticed that there was
an elevator and decided to wait for it.
Just at that moment it came down, and
as it went by the second story landing a
voice within said, "Your turn next.”
This startled Mrs. Cook, but she
thought it merely accidental that these
were the precise words of her dream and
resolved to repress her fears. The ele
vator came up and stopped. She almost
fainted when she saw that he was the
perfect image of the man of her dream.
Her terror can better be imagined than
described. She recovered herself quick
ly, and ordering the elevator to stop at
the next landing she got out. The ele
vator went on, but a short distance from
tho third story something gave way and
the elevator crashed to the basement
killing the man instantly. — Lewiston
Ho Was Too Smart.
The boarding house joker has at last
met with a setback. He has been crushed
by the landlady, and it came about in
He was the only man at the table full
of lovely girls, and like all only men he
was spoiled. So when the belle of the
table remarked that she was very fondol
pepper and then sifted half the contents
of the pepper box over her food he sprang
an old gag on her:
“It won't hurt you. This pepper is halt
“What is that you say?” asked the
landlady from the next table. “Speak a
little louder, won’t yon?”
He reiterated his remark.
“That isn’t true,” retorted the land
lady hotly. “I do not use adulterated
goods on my table.”
“My dear madam,” said the bland
joker, “there are always a lot of p’s in
There was an impressive pause; then
the landlady said in a crushing tone:
“Oh, yes; just as you always furnish
part of the dessert.”
“I don’t understand.”
“The chestnuts.”—Detroit Free Press.
The Cowboy’s Accomplishments.
One of the chief sports of the cowboys
is snatching a sombrero from the ground
on a horse running at full speed. This
is done by many. They have become ex
perts in the use of a 6-sliooter (revolver),
and a cowboy on the plains is seldom
seen without one or more, often two,
buckled to his waist. It becomes a
weapon offensive and defensive. Some
times a roped bull becomes so furious
that tiie cowboy is compelled to shoot
him. Usually the cattle on the plains
are not dangerous. They will seldom
attack a man on horseback unless they
have been roped. If a man was on foot,
a herd would run over him trying to find
out what he was. A cow or bull is dan
gerous when roped. It is not much of a
trick to throw a lasso and catch a cow,
but the skill, courage and strength comes
after the cow has been lassoed.—Cor.
The Influence of Light.
The boy who is put off with the tallow
dip in the mountain cabin or the wee
taper in the city tenement- will in all
probability seek the store in the canyon
or the saloon in the city for their bright
ness, because there is that within him
which leads him straight to a brilliant
light, wherever it is placed. A strange
pedestrian on a dark night will instinct
ively bend his course to any light which
he may see, and you may be sure the
devil always has his lantern out.—Mar
garet Lemon in Godey’s.
Bjackson—Did you know young Books
much had joined the Psychical society?
Bjohnson—Never heard of him even
riding a cycle.
Bjackson—Dear, dear! You don’t un
derstand. Psychical persons ride hob
bies, not wheels.—Shoe and Leather Re
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