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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (June 2, 1893)
TO BE worthy of being called the very Dytni-n q
best store in town requires plenty of DI dlliS*
TO HELLO r a large stock suit* TjIwm am a a
able for your needs requires -CiApCI lUliOCi
TO BUY the goods right—which means Pnv\ifnl
strictly for cash—requires unlimited
TO SELL them to the universal satisfaction riV pi.
of our large and increasing trade requires <*>\j !/•
f We have these Requisites. /
- _ _ —
% I The^ are at your Disposal. ^E~~Er~
| W'e Request your Trade.... v
S. M. COCHRAN & CO.,
— Dealers in
Farm Implements, Hardware, Wagons, Buggies, Etc.
WEST DENNISON ST., M’COOK.
~~W. C. BULLARD & CO.
RED CEDAR AND OAK POSTS.
BTU. J. WARREN, Manager.
R. & M. Meat Market.
TURKEYS, AC., Ac.
F. S. WILCOX, Prop.
F. D. BURGESS,
PLUMBERf STEAM FITTER
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.
GREAT SPEAR HEAD CONTEST.
SAVE THE TAGS.
One Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars,
In valuable Presents to be Civen Away in Return for
SPEAR HEAD TAGS.
1,155 STEM WINDING ELGIN GOLD WATCHES.531,650 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
115 500 ROLLED GOLD WATCH CHARM ROTARY TELESCOPE TOOTH
’ PICKS. 57,750 00
115 500 LARGE PICTURES (11x28 inches) IN ELEVEN COLORS, for framing,
’ no advertising on them. 28.S75 00
261,030 Prizes, amounting to.$173,250 oo
The above articles will be distributed, by counties, among parties who chew SPEAK
HEAD Plug Tobacco, and return to us the TIN TAGS taken therefrom.
We will distribute 326 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, 1 OPERA GLASS... .5 OPERA GLASSES.
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.
To the ONE HUNDRED PARTIES sending us the next greatest
number of SPEAR HEAD TAGS, we will give to each l
ROLLED GOLD WATCH CHARM TOOTH PICK.100 TOOTH PICKS.
To the ONE HUNDRED PARTIES sending us the next greatest
number of SPEAR HEAD TAGS, we will give to each 1
LARGE PICTURE IN ELEVEN COLORS.100 PICTURES.
Total Number of Prime for this County, 226.
CAUTION.—No Tags will be received before January 1st, 1894, nor after February 1st,
imvi Each Dockage containing tags must be marked plainly with Name of Sender, Town,
County State, and Number of Tags in each package. All charges on packages must be
pre|)<READ.-SPEAR HEAD possesses more qualities of Intrinsic value than any other
tobacco produced. It is tbe sweetest, the toughest, tbe richest. SPEAB HEAD is
ih^tivtalv positively and distinctively different in flavor from any other plug tobacco.
A^rialwili convince tbe most skeptical of this fact. It Is the largest seller of any similar
ii.aoe and style on earth, which proves that It has caught the populart^te and pleases the
Trvlt. and participate In the contest for prises. See that a TIN TAG is on every
}Jf°ent piece of SPEAB HEAD buy. touf in the tags, no matter how small the
quantity. eTy "raEK’j. SORG COMPANY, Middlktown, Ohio.
. , 0( the people obtaining these prizes in this county will be published tn this
r immediately after February 1st, 1991._
DON’T SEND ANY TAGS BEFORE JANUARY I. 1194.
“Sweetheart, forbear!” Thus said I to my dear.
She, with rebellious grace.
The light of wayward fancy on her face.
And some half smile, half tear;
“Nay, silence is not peace;
’Twere better far than this wholly to cease!
If I should know no more
The rapture of revolt, the Joyous strife.
The tree, unfettered air I breathed before.”
So we long time assailed with hot debate.
And kindling voice and word.
Deep problems, which a myriad souls have
Fore knowledge, freedom, fate.
Till, wearied out at last.
Hand clasped in hand, without a word ws
Gazing at a moonrise on the silvered main.
Knew a strange calm enfold our doubt with
And all the stress and conflict stilled and past.
—Lewis Morris in Black and White.
“Wlmt place was that?” askecl a tall,
aristocratic planter, as the steamer
pulled away from the landing into the
“Kerry’s Landing,” said the man be
neath the black slouch hat, who had ju6t
stepped aboard. “Good place to leave;
nothing but swamps.”
“How far to Davis’ plantation?”
“ ’Bout three hours. Another durned
swamp. Stop there?"
“Yes. Got a plantation back from the
river a piece. Swamp is right through
Three hours, eh?”
“Yes. Didn't suppose there was land
enough along there to plant one.”
“Oh, it’s all right when you get to it.
Going to be dark, ain’t it?”
“Snould say so. (iot a good pilot,
“First rate. Do you play?”
“Sometimes, if the game’s good. Who’s
“Nobody much. Drummers and such
like. Oh, Wheeler of Richmond. Know
“No; who is he?”
“Notmuch; cottonedger. Safegame.”
“All right; I’m in. That spray’s little
wet, ain’t it?”
“Rather; let’s go inside.”
“What’s the limit?”
“Two hundred. Have a cigar?”
“Yes, thanks. Here we are.”
“Any room here, gents? Whew! it’s
“Yes, lots of room. Hello, colonel;
come in,” says a voice from the smoke.
“Bring out the drink, nigger. I say,
colonel, what you’re going to have?”
“Rye whisky there, nigger. Hold on,
there—I want another card. All right.
Don’t your friend take anything?”
“Don’t know; you had better ask him.”
“I’ll take the same, stranger,” from
beneath the hat.”
“All right. How do they run, colonel?”
“Fair to middling. Haven’t been up
for some time. What’s the news?”
“Nothing much. Queer about Nichols,
“Yes; how did that happen?”
“Well, there are several stories going
around. Some say they put up a job to
do Steamboat Frank, and he got the best
of them. Comin in, colonel?”
. “All right. Never did think much of
that feller Nichols anyway.”
“Same here; bad eyes.”
“You’re right. How many do you.
want? Three. Frank killed two, didn’t
he? Who was the other fellow?”
“Don’t know. Some one from Texas,
“I raise you 50,” here broke in a
Spanish accent from the lower end of
“Hello, Sig! Right in it, eh? I’ll have
to raise you. How did that killing come
off anyhow? Know anything about it,
“Oh, easy enough, from what I hear.
They got to playing a pretty stiff game,
and Frank took all the money. They
were hard losers and tough men gen
erally. They accused him of cheating
and started the row, and he simply wiped
“And they were not the first ones that
he has wiped out either.”
“No, you are right. If all the reports
are correct, he has a pretty long list back
there, but they do say that know him
that he is as square as a die and wouldn’t
kill a chicken without he had to, but
when some one comes along and takes
him for a mud flat or sand bar the way
things jingle around that locality is a
caution to Christmas, bells in a great
And then he branched out into several
amusing anecdotes regarding him; of his
heavy games and ugly scrapes; of his
cool nerve and ready wit; how upon one
occasion a Texas ranchman had, by his
loud and braggadocio manner, contrived
to offend the more quiet tastes of Steam
boat Frank; had been backed over the
taffrail of a boat with a cocked revolver
uncomfortably near his nose, and after
being towed for a mile or two was at
last hauled aboard again ud contained
less starch and more gentleness of man
“But there is one fellow who has got
in on Frank, who don’t allow any time
for fooling. He is a big New Orleans
gambler called Blazer.”
“Blazer? You don’t tell me,” said the
colonel. “I know him; hard lot, they
“Yes, you’re right, and they say he is
the man who has driven Frank from the
“What, Blazer? How is that?” asked |
“Well, you see it is a long story.
There was, as is usual, a woman in it. j
She sort of liked Frank best, I suppose.
Can’t blame her much, after seeing
Blazer, eh? Face like a Chinese funeral,
only more so. Frank must be a corker
if he looks worse than she does. Well,
anyhow, Frank got the girl, and Blazer
has been trying to down him ever since.
Frank had asked him to come out and
settle it two or three times, but Blazer’s
peculiar gift doesn’t seem to lie in that
direction. He lies some other way bet
ter. You see, he has a strong pull down
at the Crescent, and Frank’s case don’t
have time to settle down as any other
man would. The fellows Frank settled
were great friends of Blazer’s, and I
heard a rumor that the whole thing was
a job cooked up to.do Frank, but don't
know as there is anything in it. If there
was a job, it failed in its object anyhow.
Your deal, stranger. Bad for Frank,
though, just the same.”
Thus pleasantly amused the time flew
by unnoticed, until presently the whole
party were aroused to the consciousness
that the quiet man at the far corner of
the table, whose face was concealed be
neath the brim of his hat, was winning
all the money in the crowd.
“You are playing great luck,” re
marked the colonel.
“Yes, easy money. First I’ve seen
The party became slightly nettled, and
the colonel proposed extending the limit.
They all agreed, and the stranger still
kept on at his old gait.
“I’m done,” said one of them present
ly as he threw down his hand.
The stranger was still playing in the
same easy, half careless manner, his bets
being made without any apparent
thought, while the others were more de
liberate and played with the greatest
“1 think we hail better let out a few
more laps in this limit,” said the colonel
as he warmed to the music.
“Suppose we cut loose altogether,”
suggested the Spaniard in a tone of
feigned calmness, although Lis eyes
blazed with excitement. Some of them
assented, the rest dropped out and
watched the battle.
“Who's in this time?” asked the stran
ger as he began to deal. “All right,
here you go. What’s up, gents?”
“Five hundred,” said the colonel as
he threw a note in the center of the
“I’ll have to raiso you 500, colflnel,”
'said the stranger as it came to him.
“One thousand above you,” said the
“Fifteen hundred,” shouted the Span
iard as he threw down the stuff. The
rest here dropped out.
“Two thousand better, my friend,”
said the stranger.
They raised him again, and things
were growing interesting when the stran
ger quietly mentioned 10,000, and taking
up a rubber purse that had been lying
npon the table counted out the money.
“I’m done,” said the colonel, throwing
down his hand.
“I, too,” echoed the Spaniard in a de
“Ah, well, so it goes,” said the stranger,
as he reached for the pot, throwing down
his hand, containing only a pair of jacks.
“Well, I bo-said the Spaniard.
“Me, too,” said the colonel.
Suddenly there was a loud knock at
the door, and a rough voice shouted
“Open up!” Every one started in sur
prise except the stranger, who was busy
stuffing the money into his rubber wallet.
“What do you want?” asked some one
as he opened the door.
Three burly forms pushed hurriedly
in, but all stopped simultaneously when
their eyes fell upon the stranger, who
was standing quietly with two big re
volvers trained upon them.
“Good evening, gents. Your peremp
tory entrance seems to be a little rude.
Suppose you drop your guns.”
The clatter of several heavy articles
was heard upon the floor.
“You might put up your hands—sorry
to trouble you.”
Six hands were at once seen in the
neighborhood of the ceiling.
“Lucky the game was done; ha, colo
nel? These officers are always trouble
some. ’Bout face, there, you fellows;
keep your hands up if you don’t want to
know how it feels to get hurt. Forward,
march! Look out for the stairs; that’s
good. Right dres3 (as the men stood
by the rail upon the boiler deck). Now,
then—one, two, jump!”
A heavy splash immediately followed
his words. Tho boat was just rounding
the bend and not more than 20 yards
“Bon voyage,” said he, sticking the re
volvers in his pockets.
“Captain, land me at the nearest wood
yard on the other side.”
“All right,” said he, making a signal
to the pilot. Immediately the faint, far
away jingle of bells was heard, and the
boat turned her nose toward the oppo
“Good night, gents,” he called to the
crowd hanging around the rails as the
gangplank was slammed into place. “I
always did prefer this mode of landing.”
“Who was it?” asked the Spanish ac
cent, as the boat swung out into her
“Steamboat Frank,” said the captain.
“I thought so,” muttered the colonel.
Cardinal Newman at Dinner.
On an occasion when Cardinal New
man was dining at a friend’s honse, a
noble lord among the guests, wishing to
draw him out with respect to the upshot
of political contests in the Roman states,
said, “Things are sadly disturbed just
now in Italy, Dr. Newman.” Staring
into space in an apparently vacant man
ner. he replied, “Yes, and in China.”
No one present said a word more on the
subject.—San Francisco Argonaut.
When the Bocks and Stones Were ‘Fizzing.
When M. de Saussure, the eminent
Swiss naturalist, was upon one of the
high mountains of Mexico he found
himself in the very midst of a thunder
cloud. Every ridge of rock and all the
angles of the loose stones were fizzing,
and the Indians who had accompanied
him ran screaming and howling down
the mountain, their long hair standing
erect upon their heads.—Youth’s Com
Clergymen on Their Travels.
A philosophic observer professes to
have noted a touch of selfishness in cler
gymen when traveling and that, too,
without regard to denomination. He
finds explanation for this in the fact
that clergymen, like women, are accus
tomed to be treated with special consid
eration and so acquire the habit of ex
iting courtesies usually yielded as a
mark of respect to the cloth.—New York
from the system,
will cure you.
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J. S. McBkayek. Milton Osborn.
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Proprietors of the
McCook Transfer Line.
Bus, Baggage anti Express.
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Leave orders for Bus Calls at Commercial
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J. S. McBrayer also has a first
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Bill of Fare
In the City...
Meals Served at all Hours, Day or
CANDIES. NUTS AND CIGARS.
Neat Appartments for Ladies During Day or
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They Carry the
Largest Stock in McCook,
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Cochran & Co.’s store in McCook,
Livery, Feed & Boarding
Lindner Barn, McCook, Neb.
Good Rigs and Reasonable Prices.
EiPFirat-claas care given boarding
horses, and charges fair. Call and
give me a trial.
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