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TO BE worthy of being called the very ‘DyiQ -i vi O
best store in town requires plenty of -DI cULJLlo*
SELEC1 a large stock suit*
able for your needs requires
TO BUY the goods right—which means vt'i'fo 1
strictly for cash—requires unlimited v^Cx^iXLcXl#
rpo SELL them to the universal satisfaction rn« — j.
* of our large and increasing trade requires -A. <XjKj t.
We have these Requisites. /
They are at your Disposal.
We Request your Trade.... I
S. M. COCHRAN & CO.,
Farm Implements, Hardware, Wagons, Buggies, Etc.
WEST DENNISON ST., M’COOK.
W. c. BULLARD & CO.
CEMENT, _ | m ■■ MB m mb AND
,7A LUMBER, soft
BLINDS. _ COAL.
RED CEDAR. AND OAK POSTS.
erU. J. WARREN, Manager.
B. & M. Meat Market.
F. S. WILCOX, Prop.
F. D. BURGESS,
PLUMBER $ STEAM FITTER
NORTH MAIN AYE.. McCOOK, NEB.
Stock of Iron, Lead and Sewer Pipe, Brass Goods,
Pumps, and Boiler Trimmings. Agent for Halliday,
Eclipse and VVaupun Wind Mills.
GREAT SPEAR HEAD CONTEST.
SAVE THE TAGS.
One Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Doiiars,
In valuable Presents to be Given Away in Return for
SPEAR HEAD TAGS.
1 ,1 55 STEM WINDING ELGIN GOLD WATCHES.831,650 00
5.775 FINE IMPORTED FRENCH OPERA GLASSES, MOROCCO BODY,
BLACK ENAMEL TRIMMINGS, GUARANTEED ACHROMATIC... 28,875 00
23.100 IMPORTED GERMAN BUCKHORN HANDLE, FOUR BLADED
’ POCKET KNIVES. 23,100 00
1 1 5,500 ROLLED GOLD WATCH CHARM ROTARY TELESCOPE TOOTH
PI CKS... 57,750.00
1 1 5,SCO LARGE PICTURES (14x23 inclics) IN ELEVEN COLORS, for framing,
no advertising on them. 28,875 00
261,030 PRIZES, AMOUNTING TO.$173,250 00
The above articles will be distributed, by counties, among parties who chew SPEAR
HEAD Plug Tobacco, and return to us the TIN TAGS taken therefrom.
We will distribute 226 of these prizes in this county as follows:
To THE PARTY sending us the greatest number of SPEAR HEAD
TAGS from this county we will give.1 GOLD WATCH.
To the FIVE PARTIES sending us the next greatest number of
SPEAR HEAD TAGS, we will give to each, t OPERA GLASS... .5 OPERA GLASSE&
To the TWENTY PARTIES sending us the next greatest number
of SPEAR HEAD TAGS, we will give to each 1 POCKET
KNIFE.20 POCKET KNIVES.
»o the ONE HUNDRED PARTIES sending us the next greatest
number of SPEAR HEAD TAGS, we will give to each I
ROLLED GOLD WATCH CHARM TOOTH PICK.100 TOOTH PICKS.
40 the ONE HUNDRED PARTIES sending us the next greatest
number of SPEAR HEAD TAGS, we will give to each 1
LARUE PICTURE IN ELEVEN COLORS.100 PICTURES.
Total Number of Prizes for this County, 226.
CAUTION.—No Tags will be received before January 1st, 1894, nor after February 1st,
1894 Each package containing tags must be marked plainly with Name of Sender, Town,
(Jounty. State, and Number of Tags in each package. All charges on packages must be
prepare ^ d.—SPEAR HEAD possesses more qualities of intrinsic value than any other
tibia tobacco produced. It is the sweetest, the toughest, the richest. SPEAR HEAD is
!, hsolutelv, positively and distinctively different in flavor from any other plug tobacco,
a trial will convince the most skeptical of this fact. It Is the largest seller of any similar
: ,,n. ar)d style on earth, which proves that it has caught the popular taste and pleases tho
viinnle Try it, and participate In the contest for prizes. See that a TIN TAG in on every
m cent niece of SPEAR HEAD you buy. Send in the tags, no matter how small the
■' * Very sincerely
quantity. j THE P.’j. SORG COMPANY, Middletown, Ohio.
4 list of the people obtaining these prizes in this county will be published in this
paper-immediately after February 1st, 1891._
DON’T SEND ANT TAGS BEFORE JANUARY I. 1894.
THE PRINCE IS DEAD.
A room in the palace is shut. The king
And the queen are sitting in black.
All day weeping servants will run and bring,
But the heart of the queen will lark
All things, and the eyes of tho king will swim
With tears which must not be sited.
But w ill make all the air float dark and dim.
As lie looks at each gold and silver toy.
And thinks how it gladdened the royal boy.
And dumbly writhes while the courtiers read
How all the nations his sorrow hi ed.
The prince is dead.
The hut has a door, but the liingo is weak.
And today tho wind blows it back;
There are two silting there who do not speak;
They have begged a-few rags of black;
They are hard at work, though their eyes are
With tears that must not be shed;
They dare not look where the cradle is set;
They hate the sunbeam which plays on tilt
But will make the baby laugh out no more;
They feel as if they were turning to stone;
They wish the neighbors would leave them
The prince is dead.
—Helen Hunt Jackson.
Happening soon after tlie close of the
war to rule along the road past “Old Pop
Castle,” I observed a large and excited
concourse of colored people standing un
der the famous oak at that place. Upon
approaching and making inquiry I
learned that Uncle Cephas—now Squire
Bolden—who, aloftg with some others of
his race, had recently been appointed
magistrate, was about to hold his first
Elbowing my way through the dense
crowd till I reached and mounted one of
the gnarled roots of the oak, I was en
abled to overlook tho sea of heads and
survey the court. On the safest corner of
a very unsteady shuck frame was perched
the presiding magistrate, his ebony fore
head, which bowed hack without limit
over his ball pate, covered with an ap
propriate frown. The rest of the frame
held the six jurymen, who leaned against
or sat upon it according to each one's
confidence in its stability. The prisoner,
a vagabondisli but harmless looking man,
on whose crow black face fright was im
printed in an ashy cast, was wrapped up
in ropes and placed in the middle of the
shirck frame for safe keeping.
I had scarcely gained my position and
taken in the surroundings when the court
“De court am now adjumed en will
perceed to bizness,” cried Uncle Cephas
in a loud voice as he removed his hat
and dropped it on the ground. “Let
whomsomedever gwi’ pussveute dis pus
sun hyere in de shuck frame now speak
up er frever hole his peace!” lie contin
ued with solemnity.
A young mulatto, the smartness of
whose dress cirlminated in a highly
glazed paper collar, slowly arose from
one of tho oak roots, cleared bis tliroat
in the most approved legal fashion and
announced that he had been engaged to
conduct the prosecution.
“Well den, shoot, Luke, er give up de
gun,” exclaimed the court after the coun
sel had wasted a good while fumbling
through his pockets in a perfunctory
“Mister Magistrate en genermen ob de
jury,” began the prosecutor after this
warning, “you am dissembled tergedder
hyere dis prirty day under dis blue sky
en dese green leabes to deform one er de
highes’ juties er freemuns en feller citi
“De gentermuns better not take quite
sich er big chip,‘en chop er IT closeter
to de line,” put in the court.
“You am dissembled tergedder,” con
tinued the counsel, in no wise abashed,
“hyere to see dat er pussun dat needs
jestice wess’n anybody in de succle er
my whole intelligence gits hit, en gits er
plenny oh it, heaped up, slieken down,
squashed in en runnin ober. En ef—ef
de law didn’ inquire dat some confusions
must perceed out’n de mouf er de pussy
cuter, ev’v word dat would be necessory
would be, ‘Hyere’s Nicky deinns en dat's
de lim’ er grapevine,’ ” pointing to a stout
grapevine which lay on the frame near
the magistrate. “Ev’body knows he’s
done broke ev’y lav,’ dat been made sence
dey fust started to makin laws, sides all
sights en stacks un um dat nebber ai'
been made. He’s broke um straight way,
en broke um sideways, en broke em cross
ways, en broke um sloperdicler, en broke
um puppendicler, uppendicler, downen
dicler, en roun'endicler twel he’s nately
wo’ um out to er frazzle.
Rut es de law do inquire some collu
sions to perceeil fum de mouf er de pus
sycuttin lyyer, I will perceed. Fustly,
who is dat in de shukk frame? Nicky
deiuus Wagstafi! What is ho excused
ob? Ev’ything in God Ermighty’s worl
’cep'n one theng, en dat is doin right.
Eben de biggis't lier ’twixt Roanoke en
Tar river never excused him er doin dat.
‘•Who'll come to yer house en holler
tull he'll make yer walk two miles from
yer work en mebbe wade de crick, en
den des want to borry 5 cents? Who c'n
gin er tliousin reasons why yer liras' leu
him er dollar, en den turn roun en gin
ten thousan w’y he ca’ pay it? Who c’n
make de biggis’ promus en de littles’ ker
formence in de Nunited States? Who
c'n outargyfy Daniel Webster hisself
when he wants to git holt er yer thengs,
en den outargyfy him ergin when yer
tries to bre’k dat holt?
“Who is de lazis’, lyinist, eatinis', out
landisliis", worryinis’ nigger awn dis
side ob de river? Who aggyvates en
’sturbs de neighborhood till dev don’
know dar heels from dar head? Ergin
I axes yer who owes ev’body in twelb
miles er dis place er furder ef he ranges
furder? Who c’n looks into yer min en
tell ter minute how lawng it takes yer
furgit dat las 25 cents he horrid, en den
step right up en borry er nudder one?
Nickydemus! En now who ken be spar’d
de bes en missed deless? Nickydemus'-’
The magistrate, who for some time
had been extremely busy trimming the
knots from the grapevine with his pock
etknife and twisting it into suppleness,
now paused and delivered the following’
“Gentlemuns ob de jury, vou’shyeard
eraough to hang er whole cuppen (cow* I
pen) full er niggers. En all I'm got to'
say is dat pull’n Fodder Time putnigh
hyere en dis is er mighty good chance to
git ridder Nickydomns.”
“Gentlemuns ob de jury, is yer egreed?”
demanded Squire Bolden.
“We am, sail,” caino in dignified tones
from the frame.
“What is do wordiek?” solemnly de
manded Uncle Cephas.
“De wordiek, sah, am it nebber won’
do to let slip dis chance er gittin ridder
Nickydomns,” was the reply.
“Stan up, pris’ner,” was the superflu
ous order of the magistrate to the con
demned, who lmd been standing up from
the first. “You's done plonny harm in
dis worl’ for one nigger; en ’sides you'?
had er fa’r trial ’fo’ yer feller citizens.
Now, it’s do jedgment er dis court dat
yer be liung to de biggis’ liin’ awn Pop
Castle oak widder grapevine, caze f’ud
be bad luck to use er rope after it been
’bout dead folks, en dat de jury is deb
bytized to do de hangin.”
“Hold on!” I shouted, thoroughly
aroused by the groans of the prisonei
and tlie screams of liis wife and children.
“Do you know that you are about to de
prive a human being of life against law
and justice? Why, not even a witness
has appeared against him. Mind wliat
“De gentennan in sto’ cloze,” replied
the magistrate sternly, ‘ ‘will please don’t
bodder de exscusionments er dis hyere
court. De chac’ter er Nickydemus Wag
staff is knowed fer as de train goes, ef
not er li’l’ furder. De whole \ earth en
ev’ytheng in it b'rs witness ergin him.
Gentermuns, do yer juty.”
W line 1 was struggling desperately to
force my way through the throng and
reach the spot, the ropes were stripped
from the prisoner, a slip noose in the
grapevine thrown around his neck, and
he was dragged away to the designated
spot. One end of tho vine weighted
with a small stone was thrown over a
lingo limb. The jury seized it as it fell
and pulled with might and main. The
doomed man rose, wildly kicking and
struggling against the background of
blue sky. He was already several feet
in the air when a hitch occurred. The
jury gave a jerk. With a snap the grape
vine broke, piling them in a heap on tho
ground. In an instant Nicodemus was
making for the woods, <h 'ending tho
hill 20 feet at a bound, with half the
grapevine standing out straight behind
him, and the whole crowd, Uncle Cephas
in the van, in headlong pursuit.
Before 100 yards were covered it was
clear that Pop Castle would witness no
hanging that day, and in half an hour
the breathless, baffled crowd was back
again seeking what consolation tlie cool
spring water could afford.
Whether it was an accidental break
in the grapevine or whether the shrewd
old man while trimming and “sooplin”
gave it a nick it was impossible to say,
although there was plainly a twinkle in
Uncle Ceph’s eye when his gaze met
mine on his return from the chase.—
David Dodge in Kate Field's Washing
Virgil made iEneas land at a port
which had no existence until a couple of
hundred years before the poet's own
time, and in three separate places re
vives characters killed earlier in the
poem. The anachronisms of Shakespeare
are legion. In the “Winter's Tale” he
speaks of the coast of Bohemia, an inland
country, and in “Coriolanus” calls
Delphi an island, whereas it is a city of
Greece. The “beetling cliff s of Elsinore”
are mentioned, but Elsinore has no cliffs,
while although the Danes were, in Ham
let's time, pagans, the Ghost in “Ham
let” speaks of absolution and purgatory.
In “Twelfth Night” the Clown in Illyria
speaks of St. Benuet's church in London.
In “Julius Caesar” Brutus tells Cassius,
“Peace, count the clock,” and Cassius
answers, “The clock has stricken 3,”
when striking clocks were not invented
for 1,400 years after that time.
Hamlet is said to be educated at a
school which, in his time, had no exists
ence, and Menenius, in “Coriolanus,”
mentions Galen over 000 years before the
hitter was born. In the play of Henry IV
turkeys are spoken of 100 years before
the discovery of America, whence they
came; Hector is made to quote Aristotle;
Cleopatra's palace is fitted out with a
billiard table, and Tunis and Naples are
spoken of as though at an immeasurable
distance from each other.—St. Louis
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