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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 19, 1894)
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INCOL'P'OItATED UNDER STATE LAWS.
1 , 't Paid U . Capital , . _ _ * 50,000.
f : Surplus , 10 000.
f L DOES A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
tCol lections Made on all Accessible Points. Drafts Drawn on all
Principal Cities of Europe. Taxes Paid
i Tic e 's ® r rya a ® a ro Ehro e.
V. FRANKLIN President. A. C. EBERT , Cashier.
ConRESpo mENTs-The First National Bank , Lincoln , Nebraska. The
Chemical National Bank , New York City. .
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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
GEORGE HOCKNELL BI Mf FREES W , F. LAWSON
President ! Vice President. Cashier ,
r Af CAMPBELL FRANK HARRISII t
lit F. M. KIMMELL ,
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-Office over the Famous Clothing Store.
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ONLY FURNITURE VAN IN THE CITY.
Leave orders for Bus Calls at the Com-
merclal Hotel or our office opposite depot.
J S. McBrayer also has a first-class
CHARLES 11. BOYLE ,
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McCOOK , - - NEBEASEA.
Office tn'Bear of Ftrat Nittonal Back.
OUR BY AND GIRLS.
STORIES AND GAMES FOR THE
Ilow Bricks Were 1Vlade When the World
Was Young-Tho Game of Soldiers-
The Doll's Small '
A Chapter on Bricks.
Tire first authenticaccount of brick-
tnaking is in the bible. It is some
time after the deluge. We are told
that "the descendants of Noah found
a plain in the land of Shinar , and they
dwelt there. And they said one to
another , go to , let us make brick , and
burn them thoroughly. And they
had brick for stone andsliine for mor-
That was at the beginning of the
building of the Tower of Babel , about
4,000 years ago. Excavations have
been made there in recent years. The
ruins of the tower are 2 , ° SO feet in
circumference , a solid mass of earth
and brick , rising to a height of 300
feet. The slime used for mortar was
of such a durable character that today -
day one brick can hardly be separated
The brick-making of the Israelites ,
in Egypt , of which we also read in
the bible , was different from that in
the plain of Shinar. . The Egyptians
used straw to mix with their clay ,
probably for the purpose of making
the bricks lightar. The Egyptian
brick were adobes , or sun-baked. "
The Assyrians , the most powerful
nation in old bible times , used brick ,
mostly , as building material for their
cities. Nineveh was built largely of
brick , and on each brick one or more
letters were stamped. The city of
Babylon was also built of brick. The
Babylonian bricks , too , have letters
stamped upon them , but the letters
are put on in a different style from
these at Ninevch. On the Assyrian
brick the letters were put on one at a
time , while on the Babylonian they
were put on together in a line , anal
these letters tare history. They tell
us that the city was built by WTebu-
chadnezzar , the son of Nebubatuchun.
The ancients made bricks in all
shapes , to fit different parts of their
buildings. Some were square , some
were oblong and soma were wedge-
siiaped. In color , too , they were all
shades , from the color of the earth in
the sun-baked bricks to the black ,
green , red , blue , white and yellow in
the kiln-burned , as shown by recent
We are told by Homer , I think , that
Poseidon and Apollo built a wall
around the city of Troy. This wall
was made partly of rock and partly of
brick. The city itself was built
mostly of brick of the sun-baked kind ,
except the royal palaces and a few
other buildings , in which the material -
terial used was stone. Dr. Schlie-
mann , the excavator of Troy , found
in the ruins of that city every evi-
deuce of it having been destroyed by
fire. The stones that had been exposed -
posed to the flames , when Jail l re
so that the air could s'triiai them ,
would crumble to pieces , while the
brick had' been burned so hard that
the atmosphere had no effect upon
them , and They were almost as ; good
as new.-Philadelphia Times.
The Game of Soldiers.
Two peanuts , some wooden toothpicks -
picks or sharRened matches and a bit
of cork will make a fine soldier. Stick
one peanut on the other by inserthig
a piece of toothpick in them both.
The upper one is placed with the
smaller end down , the end that has a
little curving point on one side. This
is made into a chin by drawing whiskers -
kers over it with a pen. Above the
whiskers put a mustached mouth , a
nose and eyes , and blacken the rest
with ink or paint for a tall hat.
Put ink buttons clown the lower
peanut , also a belt ; then fasten arms
on the sides , one holding a gun whit.
tied from a piece of match.
Legs of wood are stuck in this body ,
holes being made first with a penknife -
knife point , and the ends , well sharpened -
ened , are run into a slice of cork cut
from a cork about an inch or more in
diameter. The soldier must be balanced -
anced , so that he will stand up ,
though being very light lie will fall
down easily and add to the fun of
the game. Another kind of soldier
can be cut out of business cards ,
which any boy or girl can get for the
asking. Cut out with flaps on the bottom -
tom of the feet , fold the flaps of the
feet in onposita directions , and glue
to a small piece of card , after mark.
ing the cap , face and uniform with
ink or penciL
When you have made a whole regiment -
ment of either kind , get your cannons
ready. Tlie cannons are made of
spools , whose flaring ends have been
cut off , or of pieces of bamboo , which
will give a chance for larger muzzles.
Fasten a piece of elastic on the spool ,
laying each end of the elastic on one
side of the spool , and winding it
securely with sewing silk.
Lay the spool on the block that has
been slightly hollowed out for it , and
wind it with stout slender cord.
Make a plunger to fit the hole in the
spool , the round part being just the
same length. Leave a square block
at the end to stop the plunger when
shooting. Fit the elastic around this
square end , and the cannon is ready.
Use dried peas for ammunition.
Now all is ready for the came ,
which is played by two. Divide the
soldiers , and have a cannon for each
side. Stand the soldiers up , and let
each side take turns shooting. After
acertain number of rounds have been
shot off , the one having the most men
standing is victorious.
110w to i1ako Lemon Drops.
For these and all kinds of sugar
candy some coloring is needed. Put
one pound of sifted sugar into a
basin ; stir into this enough lemon
juice to makea thick paste , and add a
little yellow coloring , put the mixture -
ture into a pan , . heat it over a clear
fire without.letting it boil ; drop it in
small balls on tin plates. When cold
remove them with a knife without
breaking them , and dry them in a
cool. oven on sheets of paper.
Ills First Errand.
He was.a small boy , but he slipped
the- two cents carefully into his trousers -
sers pocket and paid strict attention
while told to mail a letter with it ;
then go to the store and get some
sugar and tea , and tell the merchant
that papa would settle for them.
So , basket in hand , the little fellow
set out for town , certain that he
would not forgetIn due time he returned -
turned , highly elated with his success.
"The man asked me if I had a
stamp for my letter , " he explained.
"I told him I hadn't , but when he
found out whose boy I was he said
he'd send it anyway.
'Then.1 went to the store and asked
the man there how much sugar a cent
would buy. He said 'about what a
little boy could eat' I knew that
wasn't enough , so I told him I'd buy
two cents' worth of sugar , and
'please , can ma borrow a drawin' of
tear ? ' That's what Susie Brown said
one day when she came to our house.
"So lie put up a big lot and I
brought it home in my basket-and
ain't I a good boy ? "
He finished with so much assurance
that his parents reserved explanations -
tions for the postmaster and the
grocer , and with an appreciative
smile dismissed their errand-boy till
he should and .
grow older wiser. e
The Doll's lt'oofng.
The little French doll was a dear little dolt
Tricked out in the sweetest of dresses.
Her eycs.werc of hue
A most delicate blue
And as darlc as ufht Sera her tresses :
Her dear little mouth was fluted and red.
And this little French doll wa , so very well
That whenever accosted her little mouth said :
"Mamma ! Mamma ! "
The stoekinet doll with one arm anal one icr.
Had once been a handsome young fellow ,
But now he appeared
Rather frowzy and bleared
In his tarn regimentals of yellow :
Yet his heart gave a curious thump as he lay
In the little toy cart ucar the window one day
And heard the sweet voice of that French dol.
ly say :
"Mamma " '
He listened so long and he listened so hare
That anon lie grew ever so tender.
For it's everywhere known
That the feminine tone
Gets away with all masculine sender.
He up and he wooed her with soldierly zest ,
But all she'd reply to the love he professed
Were these plaintive words ( which perhaps
youhave c uessed ) :
' Mamma ! Mamma ! "
Her mother-a sweet little lady of five-
Vouchsafed her parent il protectlon ,
And althotr 1i stockinet
Wasn't blue blooded yet ,
Shc really could make no objection.
So soldier and dolly were wedded one day.
And amoment ago , as I journeyed that way ,
I'm sure iii it I heard a wee baby voice say ;
"Mammit Mamma ! "
-Euocao Field in the Chicao Feed
Helen anti too lTor'ser
IIelen's papa w'as leading ( or tying
to lead ) a fractious young horse into
the barn , and Ilclen say watching
I the lrodioding from tits dining-room !
window with great interest.
"Did your papa get Tip in the
barn ? " asked her grandmother.
"He got some of him in , grandma. "
The horse really had his forefeet
across the threshold and refused to
go any farther.
On another occasion this same little
girl wanted to go riding behind this
same horse , but her grandmother ob-
jeeted , as he had a habit of kicking.
"Oh , but , grandma , the 'hickness' is
all out of him now.-Inter Ocean.
A Little ( uirl's Hymn.
It was in a little country place
where the good old hymns are still in
vogue. One hymn has two lines run
ning this way :
Then the Lord will light the scene
With the angels' starry sheen ,
Which one little girl rendered thus :
Then the Lord will light the scene
With the angels' "star machine. "
As they welcome us to Zion's hill
The same little girl sang with great
Leave that poor old "stand erect , "
And pull for the shore.
The expression "stand erect , " was
much more familiar to her than
"stranded wreck. "
At the Head of the Class.
"Well , Elizabeth , you are at the
head of your class today. How did
you manage it ? "
"Why , the teacher askacl Mary
Small how many are five and seven ,
and she sad thirteen. He said that
was too mx ny ; then he asked Josephine -
phine Little and she said eleven and
that wasn't enough , so I thought I'd
try twelve and I guessed it right. "
"Bless me , my boy , " said the country -
try uncle , "there's no end of fun
down at our place ! You must come
and see us in time for the husking
"Dealt me ! " said the city nephew ,
nervously , "I shouldn't care evah to
husk a bee , unless some one would
first wemove the sting ! "
William-Mother , may I Have a
biscuit with butter on it ?
Mother-No , my son ; if you are hungry -
gry , you will enjoy your bread without -
Little Sister-Mother , I am not
hungry ; may I have a biscuit with
butter on it ?
Boil one pint of syrup to a caramel ,
add twenty drops of essence of lemon ,
and pour it out in rows on a marble -
ble slab ; when ncacly cold lift up the
end with the tip of a knife , and twist
the sugar as you detach each end with
A Uselces Member.
"Mamma 'have I "
, an eye-tooth ?
"Yes , Johnny. Why ? " .
"Why , because if I have I can't see
anything with it.-Puck.
What is ,
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's.prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither-Opium.Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It i a harmless- substitute
for Paregoric , Drops , Soothing , Syrupsand Castor OIL
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee , is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms. anti allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents. vomiting Sour Curd ,
cures Diarrhoea and 'Nand' Colic : Castoria relieves
teething troubles , cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food , , regulates the stomach
and bowels , giving healthy and natural sleep. Case
' . Mother's Friend.
toria is the Children's Panacea-the.
I'Castorla is an excellent medicine for chit.
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
goad effect upon their children. "
Da. G. C. OsaOOD ,
Lowell , Mass
"Castoria Is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hops the day is not
far distant when mothers willeonsider the real.
interest of their children , and use Castoria instead -
stead of thevariousquack nostrumswhich are
destroying their loved ones , by forcing opium ,
morphine , soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats , thereby sending
them to premature graves. "
Dr. . 3.'F. Kr cnnr on ,
Conway , Ark.
; ' Castoria.
I' Castorlals so well adapted to children that
I'recommend it assuperiortoany prescription
known. to mc. "
H. A. AncnaltM. D. ,
111 So. Oxford St. , Brooklyn , N. Y.
" Onrphysicians in the children's department
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence In their outside practice with Castorli ,
and although wo only have among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
products , yet we are free to confess that the
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor unon it.
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NAIN AVENUE , McCOOK , NEB.
Stock of Iron , Lead and Sewer Pine , Brass Goods Pumps and Boiler Trim- '
aiings. Agent for Halliday t Eclipse and Waupun Wind Mill.
Ra A. COLE
OF McCOOK ,
has just received a new stock of CLOTHS
and TRIMMINGS. If you want a good fitting -
ting suit made at the very loiecst prices for
good work , call on him. Shop first door west
of Barnett's Lumber Office , on Dennison
J. A CUNEH ,
McCOOK , NEBRASKA.
-OFPICE-Front rooms over Lowman tic
son's store. RESIDENCE-102 McFarland St. ,
two blocks north of McEntee hotel. Prompt
attention to all calls.
VII. V. CAGE ,
Mo000K , NEBRASKA.
'Orirlcz Honns-9 to 11 a. m. , 2 to 5 and
r to ' p. m. Rooms Over First National bank.
Night calls answered at office.
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