The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, March 02, 1894, Image 4

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Hastings’ canal project has
gone glimmering for the present at
least. It is of doubtful utility
The Burlington promptly met
the Santa Fe’s $35 rate to Cali
fornia. The Burlington managers
are something on the fight them
Pushing the price of wheat up
now will not help farmers much.
They have long ago had to sell
their wheat to pay current bills
and live.
Wheat and flour in the United
States were never so cheap, and
yet under these good “old demo
cratic times” there were never so
many unable to buy bread.
Galusha A. Grow entered
congress first as the youngest man
in that body. In his old age he
goes back by the largest majority
ever given to a congressman from
any state.
Fob twenty days in February
the expenses of the United States
Treasury exceeded its receipts by
over $4,000,000. At that rate
another $50,000,000 bonds will
soon be needed.
When “Old Berks county,” Pa.,
joins the republican column, as it
has, the end of Colonel Watter
son’s prophecy has been reached—
“marching through a slaughter
house to an open grave.”
An Inter-State Irrigation con
vention will be Jheld in Omaha,
March 21 and 22, under auspices
of the Omaha Commercial Club.
Many prominent speakers will be
present. Bed Willow county
should by all means be represented
in the sessions of the convention.
Becent conferences of the lead
ing republicans in the Fifth con
gressional district develop the
fact that Prof. W. E. Andrews •will
have practically no opposition in
his party, for the congressional
nomination. Men who have been
aspirants for the nomination rec
osmize the fact that Mr. Andrews
is the best able to cope with Cong
ressman McKeighan. Party lead
ers have decided, as far as they
can, that Mr. Andrews is better
able to give Billy McKeighan the
“dressing down,” they want ad
ministered, than any other can
didate, hence they will unite on
him. What barrels of fun we’ll
have this congressional campaign.
—Hastings Democrat
A careful perusal of the col
umns of Nebraska daily and week
ly papers shows that many public
and private enterprises are await
ing the opening of spring, when
they will be launched and carried
to success. Bonds will fce voted
in a number of counties for irriga
tion ditches, court houses and
branch railroads. Towns will vote
bonds for water works and sewerage
systems. Local capitalists are
asking for bids upon projected
business blocks and residences.
Several churches are soon to be
built In fact there appears to be
an onward move throughout the
state, more noticeable than here
tofore. This does not seem to be
compatible with the song of des
pair and business depression that
has held sway the past six months.
It is evidence of the native strength
of Nebraska and her ability to re
cover from temporary business
Thebe is no law against hunting
cuckoos the year around. So there
is a lot of amusement ahead for
the republican press.
What a terrible load of grief
that little Wilson bill has to carry.
All the political crimes of the
century are fastened upon it.
Gboveb Cleveland started his
political toboggan when he with
drew the treaty with Hawaii and
sent Paramount “to pull down the
flag.” He and his party have been
on the slide ever Bince.
Democbats in this vicinity are
praying that Grover may return
to the white house with the big
gest bag of game that ever paid
homage to a sportsman’s gun.
This is the only thing that will put
him in good humor and persuade
him to go cheerfully to the work of
sending nominations to the senate.
Bad luck with the ducks will
doubtless mean back luck for the
office seekers.
A TOUCHING story is told of a
young bride in New York, who
hesitated to go on with the cere
mony because she did not wish to
vow obedience to her husband.
The girl was very young and very
foolish, or she would have known
that no woman nowadays considers
the obedience clause in the cere
mony as anything more than an
idle and inoperative form. It was
only when two or three married
women placed the matter before
her in the proper light that she
consented to allow the service to
proceed. In six. months she will
blush at the memory of her cow
ardice and ignorance.
There was great emotion in Boss
McKane’s Sunday School when
the assistant superintendent re
ferred to the trouble that has
overtaken “the good, kind-hearted
gentleman.” There was a noise
of “half-stifled sobs” at the sug
gestion that he has been “greatly
encompassed by his enemies,” and
sigh of relief and affirmation at
the request “above all, don’t for
get to pray every night for him
whom we miss so much.” That
was an excellent suggestion, for
while the prayers may not serve
him temporarily they may do
much for his spiritual nature.
From the Boss’ record, however,
it will require a loDg and special
season of intercessory petition.
Mrs. Mullen moved into her new home
C. B. Gray and wife are home from
their visit to Indianola relatives.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Flitcraft, Thursday morning.
Rev. J. W. Kimmel is preparing to
give McCook a write up in his Lutheran
The goods and fixtures of George E.
Thompson’s store are being packed for
shipment to Iowa.
About the isth“The Fair” will occupy
the entire Babcock store room, and the
stock will be largely increased.
A recent arrival from Iowa states that
he saw 26 cars of emigrant movables on
track at Ottumwa, ready for shipment to
Western Nebraska.
Easter will soon be here, and to prop
erly celebrate the occasion The Tribune
will appear with a colored cover. See
that you get a copy.
To Trade—160 acres in Hitchcock
county—running water—clear of incum
brance. To trade for McCook property.
Inquire at this office.
If you have a corn, bind it with a soft
rag and saturate the rag with linseed oil
for a few nights and the com can be
easily removed. Fact, it’s said.
W. D. Percy, a reporter of the Omaha
Bee, was in the city, Tuesday and Wed
nesday, looking after some testimony in
the Bennett-Rosewater libel suit.
Michael O’Leary took charge of the
McEntee House, yesterday. The hotel
name has been changed to “The Union
House.’’ The new proprietor and man
ager is running the house in first-class
style in every particular.
Mrs. Ijynn T.inton Enumerates a Few ef
Ufa’s Cupurohsssbles.
WLtn Mrs. Lynn Linton forgets to be
original and radical, she is capable of
saying soma fairly pleasant things. The
idea that many things of value cannot
be bought, and that those things which
can be bought are only of secondary im
portance in the world, is not strikingly
new. Two or three people had hit upon
it before Mrs. Linton. But what she
says about the unpurchasable things is
not the less interesting and timely be
cause they have been said ever since the
There is happiness, she tells us, that
gold may not buy. “When the woman
you love deceives you, and the 'portrait
gem clasped’ worn over her heart shows
another face than yours—when the hus
band you were unconventional enough
to love in the fearless old fashion lies
dead in your arms, and your whole fu
ture is darkened and storm riven—when
your son has disgraced his name and
by his own lack of honor has slandered
and cast doubt on his mother’s do your
Claudes and Turners, your Limoges en
amels and old Venetian glass ease the
smart? Does your splendid collection of
first editions in their perfect bindings
dry the tears which come to men’s eyes
as well as to women’s, when the bitter
ness is full and by its very fullness per
force wells over? What do your fields
and farms, your balance at the banker’s,
your carriages and horses do for you
when your favorite daughter runs ofi
with the groom, and her sister drowns
herself in despair? Not Happiness is
not to be bought.”
Then there are love and honor and
youth that the gold of the Indies will
not purchase. And in these days when
creams and lotions, dietings and exercises
claim to put off the evil hour of age
it is well to read what this very level
headed woman says about youth.
“You may buy fashion cosmetics,” she
says, “artful enhancements, subtle dyes
that look almost as good as the real
thing, but you cannot buy youth nor
beauty. In spite of all your care, and
though you give 10 shillings for the val
ue of a penny, you cannot put back the
hands of the clock nor blunt the scythe
of time.
“That enamel is cleverly done; that
dyed, frizzed hair is a veritable work of
art; those painted cheek3 simulate the
carnations of youth more creditably
than in 99 of your competitors, but—the
cruel fact remains untouched—youth
cannot be purchased and old age cannot
be bought off. The poor old shriveled
skin gradually grows more and more
like parchment. The fading eyes lose
their brightness, and not belladonna it
self can bring back that dark line around
the iris which age and weakened vitali
ty replace by that all eloquent ‘arcus
senilis.’ ”
None of it is very new. It is not nearly
so striking as her views on the “wild
woman,” but still it is good to recall a
few of these interesting facts in these
days of dancing grandmammas and eli
gible bachelors of 60 or so.—New York
Branding a Maverick.
In a dell in the forest we espied some
“mavericks,” or unbranded stock. The
punchers are ever alert for a beef with
out half its ears gone and a big HF
burned in its flank, and immediately
they perceive one they tighten their
cincha, slip the rope from the pommel,
put their hats on the back of their heads
and “light out.” A cow was soon caught,
after desperate riding over rocks and
fallen timber, thrown down and “hog
tied,” which means all four feet togeth
er. A little fire is built, and one side of
a cincha ring is heated redhot, with
which a rawhide artist paints HF in the
sizzling flesh, while the cow kicks and
She is then unbound, and when she
gets back on her feet the vaqueros stand
about, serape in hand, after the bull
fighter fashion, and provoke her to
charge. She charges, while they avoid
her by agile springs and a flaunting of
their rags. They laugh and cry, “Bravo
toro!” until she, having overcome her in
dignation at their rudeness, sets forth
down the canyon with her tail in the air.
—From “In the Sierra Madre With the
Punchers.” by Frederic Remington, in
Harper’s Magazine.
The Largest Cities of Antiquity.
The greatest cities of ancient times
were Babylon and Rome. The former
is said to have had an area of 100 to 200
square miles. Its houses were three or
four stories high, but palaces and gar
dens occupied much of the vast area, so
that the population was not what these
figures would seem to indicate. In fact,
it is said by one historian that nine
tenths of this area were taken up by gar
dens and orchards. The total popula
tion of the city under Nebuchadnezzar
and his son Evil-Merodach is estimated
at upward of 2,000,000. Rome reached
its greatest size during the fourth cen
tury of our era, and its population was
then about 2,500,000.—Western Mail.
The Dictionary Habit.
“Yes, it’s a good thing for a man to
refer to the dictionary, but this practice
can often be carried to excess,” said a
well known magazine writer. “Why,
I’ve seen a man get so much addicted to
this habit,” he continued, “that he could
not write an ordinary letter without
turning to the dictionary three or four
times in order to ascertain some big
words that he could use. This, I think,
is a very great waste of time, as he does
not express his meanings bit better than
if he had used some shorter and really
English words.”
The Baby a* m Trait.
The people of Burmah believe that the
ruby is a kind of fruit which will ripen
if you give it time. They say that most
rubies do not ripen simply because tfey
are not allowed to do so. If you wanTto
“ripen” the ruby in your ring, according
to the Burmese idea, you must take your
ring and lay it in the sun for one month
without disturbing it at all, and at the
rad of that time it will be “ripe" and
l ood to eat.—New York Journal.
Established 1880. Strictly One Price.
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Loans and Insurance.
McCook. Niauru.
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IS^Orrics Hours : 9 to 11. a. m., 2 to 5 and
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Order of Hearing.
Red Willow County. 5
At a County Court, held at the county court
room, in and for said county, March I, 1894.
Present, Charles W. Beck, County Judge.
In the matter of the estate of Timothy Han
nan, Sr., deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of Tim
othy Hannan, praying that administration of
said estate may be granted to him as admin
Ordered, that March 26th, a. d. 1894, at one
o’clock p. m., is assigned for hearing said pe
tition, when all persons interested in said mat
ter may appear at a county court to be held in
and for said county, and show cause why the
prayer of petitioner should not be granted jand
that notice of the pendency of said petition
and the hearing thereof, be given to all per
sons interested in said matter by publishing a
copy of this orderin The McCook Tribune
a weekly newspaper printed in said county,
for three successive weeks, prior to said day
of hearing. Charles W. Beck,
(A true copy.) 4i-3t County Judge.
Two Papers for the Price of One.
The St Louis Globe-Democrat — Semi
Weekly—Tuesday and Friday—Eight
Pages each issue—Sixteen Pages every
week—only one dollar a year, is unques
tionably the biggest, best and cheapest
national news journal published in the
United States, Strictly Republican in
politics, it still gives all the news, and
gives it at least three days earlier than
it can be had from any weekly paper
published anywhere. The farmer, mer
chant or professional man who desires
to keep promptly and thoroughly posted
but has not time to read a large daily
paper, will find it indispensable. Re
member the price, only one dollar a year.
Sample copies free.
Address, Globe Printing Co.,
St. Louis, Mo.
The Tariff, Financial, Hawaiian
and other questions of the day do
not interest the people hereabout
as much as the question where can
I get the most and best groceries
for the money. C. M. Noble can
answer the question to the satis
faction of all.
By trading at Knipple’s grocery
store you are certain of - receiving
the best and purest goods the mar
ket affords and at the lowest prices
consistent with safe business.
All kinds of garden and field
seeds fresh, and true to name and
variety. McCook Commission Co.
A nice coffee at Knipple’s for
25 cents a pound. Try a pound.
Crane’s writing paper for sale
at The Tbibune stationery dept.
Extra fine, firm cabbage for 4
cents a pound at Knipple’s.
18 pounds of granulated sugar
for One Dollar at Knipple’s.
Parsnips only 8 cents a pound at
Knipple’s grocery store.
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We offer Goods in all departments at
Lower Prices than any other house in the
Republican Valley. Below we give a list of
a few of the many bargains we are offering:
12 papers of pins for.f .10
Best 100-yard spool silk for. .07
Any and all kinds of dress stays, per set. .10
Best ginghams, twelve yards for. 1.00
Best apron check gingham, sixteen yards for 1.00
Common apron check gingham, twenty-five yards for 1.00
The very best calicos, twenty yards for. 1.00
Shirting, Ticking, all lines of Dress Goods. Notions, etc.,
at lower prices than they have ever before been sold for
anywhere. Visit our store and get our prices on our entire
line of Canned Goods, a choicer line of which are not to be
found in this country east of California. Call on us at once.
Our Grocery Stock
Is complete in every department at unheard-of prices.
Se us before purchasing. It will pay you to come and see
our line of Ladies’, Misses’, Children’s and Gents’ Shoes, even
if you have to come one hundred miles just for that purpose.
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