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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1894)
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S1.60 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
ALL HOME PRINT.
The great storm was general
and of very unusual severity.
Cuckoo clocks have been in use
for many years, but tha; brand of
statesmen and newspapers are im
The Secretary of War tells con
gress that “there are 8,223,997
men in the United States able for
military duty.” This is a grand
time to secure recruits—so many
idle men in the country.
When one sees the difference in
the amounts of appropriations for
the harbors of northern and south
ern cities, there seems to be very
little room for question as to who
are in the saddle now? The other
Grover mulishly insisted on
turning Calhoun down, aDd Bryan
suggested J. H. Harley, the well
known Lincoln druggist, who will
lick stamps in the capital city post
office by proxy for the next four or
more years. We would rather be
Calhoun than postmaster.
With February well under way
it is time farmers were considering
the sort of corn they will use for
seed purposes. Strong vitality and
pure seed are the two chief essen
tials for getting a good stand of
Corn that will hold its own against
most adverse conditions, and that
will not be a disappointment when
harvest time comes.
F. O. Edgecombe, late of the
Falls City Journal, could not stay
Out of the harness very long—even
though sadly handicapped in the
loss of sight in both eyes. He has
purchased an interest in the Weep
ing Water Republican. Mr. Edge
Combe will make the Republican
blossom like the rose. He is one
of Nebraska’s brainiest and most
In 1790 less than four per cent,
of the people of the United States
lived in its cities. In 1890 more
than 29 per cent, of the population
resided iD cities,and it is estimated
that if the rate of growth and
movement of population from 1880
to 1890 continues until 1920 the
cities of this nation will contain
ten million more people than the
country. Thus the work of con
centration goes on.
Mbs. Lease has won her first
battle with the Populist adminis
tration in Kansas. The supreme
court has decided that Governor
Lewelling has no power to remove
her as a member of the state board
of charities, and she will remain
the president of the board. The
court was unanimous in its decision
against the governor, and Mrs.
Lease has the satisfaction of know
ing that the man she made gover
nor is still not quite up to her otvu
It was only a coincidence that
on the same day the president
signed the bill repealing all federal
election laws a thousand Demo
crats in Alabama should hold a
state convention and make the
principal plank in their platform a
demand for an honest ballot and
a fair count. These two Democratic
incidents are as antagonistic as any
two principles of the two great po
litical parties. The federal control
of congressional elections is an old
issue that has been fought over for
years, but hitherto it has been be
tween the two parties.
WAR* ICK CASTLE.
A Peep Into the rani mm EnglUh Paine* of
One conld spend days looking at the '
pictures at Warwick and at the sculp
ture and curios. There is a table, the
slab of which is madj of fine marble
mosaic, lapis lazuli, and precious stones
which belonged to Marie Antoinette. In !
the red drawing room are rare speci
mens of Limousin enamels, also Bohe
mian glass and Venetian crystals. This
room leads to the cedar drawing room,
whose walls are 10 feet in thickness.
One of the many valuable and beautiful
ornaments in this room is a bust of
Proserpine, by our American sculptor
The “living rooms” of the castle ex
tend 830 feet in length, and each win
dow gives charming views of the
grounds. In one of these rooms, the
gilt diawing room, is a Florentine mo
saic table,enriched with precious stones,
brought from the Grimani palace in
Venice. Its value is £10,000, which,
please remember, is $50,000 of Yankee
money. The Grimani arms, the pope’s
triple crown, lion of St. Mark, doge's
cap, keys of St. Peter and cardinal’s
hat are illustrated in jasper, onyx, am
ethyst, malachite and cornelian on its
A moment after leaving the gilt draw
ing room and we are in the state bed
room, where good Queen Anne slept,
and in which her big dreary looking
bed still stands. We don’t seem to know
much about Queen Anne’s belongings,
thus her bed and traveling trunks at its
foot arouse our interest. In these trunks
were her majesty’s clothes. They are
sensible, ponderous trunks, covered with
brown leather and studded with brass
nails. Even an American baggage
smashing porter would have tound
Queen Anne’s trunks “too large an or
der” to destroy. George III presented
this bedstead, with its faded crimson
curtains and its 15 feet high posts. Over
the fireplace hangs a fine portrait of the
queen herself painted by Sir Godfrey
KnelJer. It is in this state bedroom
that Queen Victoria slept when she
visited Warwick castle with the late
prince consort. I don’t know whether
she occupied Anne’s bed, but if so I
hope it was more comfortable than it
from the bedroom is a boudoir, lit
erally crammed with paintingB. Here
is Holbein’s “Henry VIII;” "A Boar
Hunt,” by Rubens; “A Dead Christ,”
on copper, by a follower of Correggio;
"Charles II's Beauties,” by Lely; a
"San Sebastian,” by Vandyke; “Card
Players. ” by Teui :rs, and a Salvator
The castle’s state dining room was
burned out in 1871, but it has been re
produced on the old lires and is a truly
royal apartment. On either side of the
massive fireplace, where many a Yule
log has slowly burned itself out to white
ashes, there are gilt Venetian figures.
Above the fireplace hangs Ruben’s
sketch of lions. There is also in this
room a droll portrait of George III in
the arms of his mother.
The castle boasts a Shakespeare room,
designed and added by the late earl,
and to which the county of Warwick
presented the Kenilworth buffet in an
cient oak. Into this room have been col
lected all procurable Shakespeare rel
ics, and resting on an old claw footed
oak table are all the works, with the
admirable edition of Shakespeare of
the late Halliwell Phillipps.
The place has been called the castle
of the kingmaker. Who can visit this
historic house and not desire to reread
Lord Lytton’s—or Bulwer’s, as yon
please—"The Last of the Barons,”
whose text of composition is furnished
by the annals of this wonderful castle
and its wonderful earl, Richard Nevil.
Your Best Young Man.
•‘Yon can’t always just tell what your
best young man is going to develop in
to,’’said the girl in the blue jacket.
"Now, I know a young man, and when
I first met him 1 said to myself: ‘At
last! Here he is! A real live man
without a fad.’ And I was happy in
the thought that he wouldn’t talk foot
ball or theosophy to me. But it didn’t
take me long to find out my mistake.
Of all the fads I ever heard of that
man’s fad is the very worst.
"He does tricks with cards and can
juggle things, ” continued the girl in
the bine jacket, as her eyes grew bright
and her cheeks pinkish. "At luncheons
be fishes bis handkerchief ont of my
mutt and finds bis gloves in my jacket
pocket. If you hand him a glass of water,
he’ll turn it upside down and ask you
blandly why the water doesn’t run out.
At home he makes life miserable for me.
and when he goes away I call in the
girl and have her sweep up the rem
nants of the teacups that he breaks.
He balances parasols, guitars, vases—
in fact, everything that he can fiud—on
the end of his nose. 1 can’t do any
thing with him. 1 am trying very bard
to make bini angry so he'll quit call
ing, but he is so absurdly good natured
that I fear I shall never succeed.”—St.
Butler and Father Ryan.
When General Butler was in com
mand at New Orleans during the rebel
lion, he was informed that Father Ryan,
priest and poet, had been expressing
rebellious sentiments and had said he
would even refuse to hold funeral serv
ices for a dead Yankee. General Butler
sent for him in baste and began round
ly scolding him tor expressing such
un-Christian und rebellious sentiments.
"General,” the wily priest answered,
"yon have been misinformed. I would
be pleased to conduct funeral services
for all the Yankee officers arid men in
New Orleans.”—Sai^ Francisco Argo
Wliereln They Were Alike.
' My money bought those horses,”
said the millionaire wife to her impe
cunious husband as the family turnout
drove np to the steps.
“Yes; it bought me too.”—Newport
Son* Who Died to Avenge Their Fathers,
The Fortyevven Bonin*.
No crusader of the west, no viking
of the north, cherished a higher ideal
of loyalty and chivalry than the clans
men of old Japan; no Corsicun more
ruthlessly handed down a feud from
generation to generation or exacted from
son and brother the execution of a
sterner vendetta. The Satsuma men of
today triumph in the fact that their
own swords have avenged in this gen
eration the defeat inflicted on their fore
fathers in the year 1,600 by the Todu
Legend and drama recount every day
to eager ears the stories of sons who
died to avenge their fathers, clansmen
that they might slay the foemen who
bad caused the death of their lord. The
favorite heroes, who hold in popular
estimation the place assigned by us to
Robin Hood and his men, are the 47 rob
ins, a name given to men who have
lost their clanship.
Their lord was obliged to commit
hara kiri, or judicial suicide, for hav
ing within royal precincts drawn his
sword on a noble who had insulted him,
and these stanch vassals devoted them
selves to the destruction of the insult
er, knowing assuredly that, having slain
him, they would be equally condemned
to take their own lives.
Still may be seen fresh incense sticks
burning before the graves of their lead
er and his young son and visiting cards
stuck into the little tablets above them
as tokens of the respect in which they
are held by those who know their story
and deplore their doom.
Mr. Black records that at a review
of British troops in 1864 at Yokohama
a great dairnio was watching with in
terest the maneuvers of their regiments
and batteries of artillery stationed there.
At the conclusion be was asked to al
low the escort of his retainers who had
accompanied him to go through their
drill and tactics, to which he readily
Turning to Sir Rutherford Alcock,
who w as inspecting the troops, he proud
“My retinue is small, and their tac
tics are not worthy of notice after what
we have seen, but there is not one man
among them who, if I say die, will not
unhesitatingly sacrifice his life at my
The Repairs Were Made.
The Rev. Mr. Adams of Leominster
was an eccentric character and had
no hesitation in speaking his mind, ei
ther to congregation or to individuals.
He was about to exchange with a neigh
boring minister, a mild and inoffensive
man, who knew the bluntness of his
disposition and said to him in advance:
“Yon will find some panes of glass
broken in tne pulpit window, and pos
sibly you may suffer from the cold.
The cushion, too, is in bad condition,
but I beg of you not to say anything to
my people about it. They are poor and
disinclined to think of repairs.”
Before Mr. Adams left home that
Sunday morning he filled a bag with
rags and took it with him. When he
had been in the pulpit a few minutes
the draft began to make itself felt,
and he deliberately took a handful of
rags from his bag and stuffed them into
the window. The sermon dwelt upon
the duties of congregations toward their
ministers, and he soon became very an
imated, and brought down both fista
with tremendous force upon the jjulpit
cushion. The feathers scattered in ev
ery direction, but pausing only to ex
claim, “Why, how these feathers fly!”
he proceeded with his discourse.
He had fulfilled his brother minis
ter’s request of not addressing the con
gregation directly on the subject, but
all the same he had effected his point.
Next Sunday the window and cushions
were found to be in excellent repair.—
Removing Glass Stoppers.
Sometimes it is very difficult to re
move a glass stopper from a bottle. A
cloth wet in hot water generally is
sufficient, but if this fails, remember
the principle is to expand the neck of
the bottle by heat and not the stopper.
With hot water the latter is often heat
ed equally with the neck, and thus the
desired effect is not produced. By hold
ing the neck of the bottle about haif an
inch above the flame of a lamp or can
dle, however, in a few seconds the most
obstinate cork will generally come out.
Care must be taken to turn the bottle
rapidly and not allow the flames to
touch the glass, as it might crack it.
When the glass is thoroughly heated, a
steady pull and twist will almost al
ways bring out the stopper.—Exchange.
Bobby Burns and the Mayor.
On one occasion, arriving at Carlisle
on horseback. Bobby Burns is said to
have turned his steed out to grass for a
while, and the animal strayed on to a
meadow belonging to the corporation
an got impounded. Although the horse
was given up to him, the poet retaliated
upon the mayor, whose tenure of office
was to expire on the very morrow of
the incident, as follows:
Was e’r puir poet sae befitted?
The maister drunk—the horse committed;
Puir harmless bast! Tak’ thee nae care;
Thou’it be a horse when he’s nae. mair (mayor).
Rev. Plink Plunk on Resignation.
Always be prepared for de worst,
deah breddem, an den, if de best is
wot falls to yer lot, ya’ll be able to en
joy it doubly, an eben if yer luck
changes ya won’t hab dat all gone feel
in dat de man has who expecks ebery
thing an always finds hisself amongst
de great ahmy ob de left.—New York
Like the Celestial City.
St. John’s vision of the celestial city
will almost apply to our great munici
palities in one respect, now that the
electric globe is turning night into day,
‘ ‘ And the city had no need of the son,
neither of the moon, to shine in it.’’—
Established 1880. Strictly One Price.
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We Continue this Our Fifteenth
SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARING SALE
Liberal Discounts in Prices to Make Them Move Rapidly.
-W&r JONAS ENGEL,
(PUBI.ISHKD BY AUTHORITY.)
Indianola, Neb., Feb. 9, 1894.
Board of county commissioners
met pursuant to adjournment. Full
On motion the following official
bonds were examined and approved:
A. H. Barnes, additional bond,
John Kaiser, overseer road dis
trict No. 42.
Frank Schmoldt, overseer road
district No. 13.
William Scarrow, overseer road
district No. 41.
John W. Kauddl, overseer road
district No. 88.
James Doyle, overseer of road
district No. 40.
On motion the following officer
was appointed to fill vacancy and
his official bond examined and ap
Arthur Miller, justice of peace,
East Valley precinct.
On motion the following claims
were audited and allowed and the
clerk directed to draw warrants on
county general fund levy of 1893,
as follows, to-wit:
W. F. Esher, annual settle
ment road district No. 9, $13.24
Michael Coyle, annual set
tlement road district 19. . 42.00
J. Long, annual settlement
of road district No. 26.. 39.50
S. E. Hager & Co., coal for
J. A. Wilcox & Son, merch
andise for pauper Staid
er’s family. 2.75
Barnett Lumber Co.,coal for
court house. 32.41
J. L. Gentry, draying. 3.40
O. D. Mosher, stoves court
O. D. Mosher, stoves court
E. It. Banks, posting elec
tion notices, etc. 58.75
J. T. Nooding, board Mag
gie McIntyre. 22.30
Samuel Newton for work on
Frank Rollins,work on roads 14 00
Benj. Lytle, work on roads, 12.00
Frank Lytle, work on roads, 13.00
Jackson Lytle for work on
Edward Brees for work on
D. W. Gregory, setting up
Mrs. S. Young, board Liz
zie Craig. 6.50
J. M. Thomas, services as
Samuel Young, services as
C. J. Ryan, services as com
In accordance with the law in
such cases made and prodded the
board selected from the various
precincts the names of 60 electors
to act as jurors for the March term
of 1894 of district court, whereupon
the clerk of said district court was
furnished with the list.
On motion board adjourned to
meet March 20th, 1894.
Attest: Samuel Young,
Geo.W. Ropeb, Chairman.
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