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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1895)
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CastPria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium , Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric , Drops , Soothing Syrups , and.castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
. 3Iillions'of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd ,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles , cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food , regulates the stomach
amb bowels , giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria i. t the Children's Panacea-the Mother's Friend.
Castoria. . Castoria.
"catohtisanexce1Icntmedkineforchil .icntei issowelladapted tochildren tlmt
: ten. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its I recommend it as superior to any prescription
good effect upon'their children , " known to we "
D : . G. C. Oeooon , H. A. Aacugn , M. D
Lowell , Mass. lit So. Oxford St. , Brooklyn , N. Y.
'Castoria is the beat remedy for children of " Our physicians in the children's depart-
hich I am acquainted. I hope the day is not ment have spoken highly of their experi-
fardistant whenmotherswillconsiderthereal ence In their outside practice with Castoria ,
interest of their children , and use Castoria inand although we only have among our
stead of the various quack nostrums which are medical supplies what is known as regular
destroying their loved ones , byforcin opiurn , products , yet we are free to confess that the
morphine , soothing syrup and other hurtful merits of Castoria has won us to look with
agents down their throats , thereby sending favor upon it. "
shem to premature graves. " USITCD HOsPITdL . &N u IIIMPENSARY ,
Da. J. F. KiscuCLor : , Boston , Masa
Conway , Ark. AutcN C. SMITu , Pres. ,
The Centaur Company , T7 Murray Street , Now York City.
a . F. D. BURGESS ,
MAIN AVENUE , McCOOK , NEB.
Stock of Iron , Lead and Sewer Pipe , Brass Goods , Pumps and Boiler Trim
sings. Agent for Halliday , Eclipse and Waupun Wind Mill.
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i I FIkST WATIOAL
µ g PAFJK
Authorized Capita $100,000
, CapitaIandSupIu 6OOOO
OFFICERS .AND DIRECTORS.
EEGRGE H0CKNELf B. M. FREES , W. F , EAWSON !
President. Vice President , Cashier ,
A11 CAMPBELL FRANK HARRIS.
THO Gitizdlls BailK of M6Gook
INCOKI'OICATED UNDER STATE LAWS.
Paid Up Capital , - - - - 50,000.
Surplus - - - - - - 10,000.
DOES A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
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' Collections Made on all Accessible Points. Drafts Drawn on all
Principal Cities of Europe. Taxes Paid
Tickets or a e o a ro Etiro e :
V. FRANKLIN , President. A. C. EBERT , Cashier.
ConnE5PoNDENTs-The First National Bank , Lincoln , Nebraska , The
Chemical National Bank , New York City.
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DOORS ' LIJMPEkZ
1'I1SD011'S , SOFT
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. - RED CEDAR AND OAK POSTS.
: U. J. WARREN , Manager.
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IT WAS REALLY CONSTRUCTED JUST
LIKE A LEYDEN JAR.
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rho fire That Cam. Out of It Was Elec- .
trical-Anron's Sons Were Electrocuted.
Edison and Tesla , Had They Lived at That
Time , Could Not fnve Surpassed Aaron.
There is nothing new on the face of
the earth , and there is no doubt that
electricity was we11 known to the Israelites -
ites awl probably to the Phoenicians.
The first record of electrical phenomena
Is as old as the Ten Commandments.
Moses , when he received the stone tables -
bles ou which the Ten Commandments
wore written the second time , built a
box out of fir-not the common cedar or
any other native woods , but firwood ,
which had to be imported by Phoenician
morchaluts from the southern part of
Europe. Was this choice accidental on
account of the great value of the resila
ohs wood , or was it the choice of the
best known nonconductor among the
great number of various timbers ?
Moses had he fir box lined inside and
outside with beaten gold , which converted -
verted the ark of the covenant into a
very expensive but very perfect leyden
jar or storage battery for electricity. As
gold is by 50 per cent a better conductor
of electricity than copper , was the
choice of gold again on account of its
value , or was it am inspiration or revelation -
lation ? So much is certain-that if Edison -
son or Tesla had lived in those days
they could not have improved on the
choice of material , and the result was a
powerful leyden jar.
How was this leyden jar charged ,
was the next problem. A fire of mate-
rjal rich in carbonwas kept burning on
top of the ark of the covenant , and during -
ing daytime a tall column of smoke
guided the 12 tribes of Israel through
their wanderings , and at night a tall
flame was equally well seen by them.
Now carbon is agood conductor of electricity -
tricity , and the particles of carbon floating -
ing in the smoke would conduct sufficient -
cient electricity to highly charge the
leyden jar. At least the current of elec-
tricty would be amply strong , so that if
a hand were held toward the ark of the
covenant sparks would result. That
this was done by hoses at different
times is a matter of record , and that he
could always depend that his faithful
Levites would obey his instructions to
the letter and have the jar always
After Moses' death his brother Aaron
took the matter in halal and greatly improved -
proved the electrical power of. the
strange battery. He had the ark of the
covenant placed in the temple and had
it surrounded by poles 50 ells high , or
150 feet. These poles were covered with
beaten gold , and gold chains were hung
from poles to the ark of the covenant ,
which made a very expensive but very
complete and powerful electrical con-
nection. In a country where electrical
storms are ac frequent and as powerful
as in Palestine at an elevation of 600
feet and a reach of 150 feet of the best
conductor an abundant supply of Frank-
lin's electricity would necessarily always -
ways be on hand.
It is very likely that Aaron knew
nothing of amperes , ohms or volts ;
otherwise hi : two sons never would
have monkeyed with this powerful apparatus -
paratus , 811(1 they would not have been
killed by fire breaking out of the ark of
the covenant and killing them without
any wounds or burns appearing on their
Any coroner's jury of today , if it
were to sit on an inquest over the body
of Aaron's sons , would at once bring a
verdict of death by a discharge of elec-
Aaron know this power , and to make
it effective all he had to do to deal death
from his apparatus was to remove the
costly camel's hair carpets , which are
almost perfect nonconductors of electricity -
tricity , and make the culprit stand on
terra firma. Death wouldresult instantly -
ly by fire breaking out and leave no
wounds or burns to account for his '
death. That several members of revolting -
ing tribes of Israelites were thus electrocuted -
trocuted is also a matter of record in
Solomon in building his temple advanced -
vanced one step further. He found that
copper would do as well as gold. He
had the temple covered with copper , and
copper water pipes led into the cisterns
inside the temple.
On the temple , or rather on its roof ,
a number of gilt spears were placed in
vertical positions , ostensibly to scare off
the birds and to keep them from defiling
the temple , but these spears were several -
eral cords high , or from 16 to 24 feet.
Such a height would hardly be necessary
for scarecrows , but it was ample to load
the roof , water pipes , etc. , with a powerful -
erful current of electricity.
Franklin , the electric chair in the
state of New York and the discovery of
the leyden jar itself in Leyden , Germany -
many , are all back numbers. History
only repeats itself , whether recorded or
not.-C. B. Warrand in Savannah News.
Why the Dial Has Sixty Divisions.
We have 60 divisions on the dials of
our clocks and watches because Hip.
parchus , who lived in the second century -
tury before Christ , accepted the Babylonian -
lonian system of reckoning time , that
system being sexagesimal. The Babylonians -
lonians were acquainted with the decimal -
imal , but for common purposes they
counted by "sossl" and "sari , " the
"sos o" representing 60 and the " Saros"
60 times 60-,600. From Hipparchus
that mode of reckoning found its way
into the works of Ptolemy about the
year 150 A. D. , and on that authority
it has been perpetuated to the present
day.-St. Louis Republic.
The "Venus do Medici" was 5 feet 8
inohes in height , and this is held by
many artists and sculptors to be the
most perfect stature for a woman.
Some evils admit of consolations , but
there are no. oonlforter8 .for. dyspepsia
end the ttlothucha-.Burner.
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- ' THE LANGUAGE OF FINGERS.
Their Silent Tnik Is Important In Board of
Thousands of visitors who yearly go
to the board of trade and watch the
traders on the exchange floor from the
public gallery express surprise at the
rapid manner in which business fa trans-
acted. As a rule , the wheat pit attracts
them , and they do not understand how
commodities change hands with such
lightning rapidity , and how hundreds of
thousands and millions of bushels are
bought and sold in an incredibly short
space of time is to the novice a profound -
found mystery. They do not know that
the brokers do a great deal of their work
by finger signs , seldom understood by
It requires only the fraction of a second -
end to buy and soil 50,000 bushels of
"I'll sell 50 'Sep. ' at an eighth , "
cries one of the brokers , and he has
hardly finished speaking before another
on the opposite side yells "Sold. " The
trade is put down on the trading card ,
and the transaction , which involves over
$30,000 , has been completed.
The number of bushels offered for sale
is indicated by holding up one finger for
each 5,000 bushels. So in selling 50,000
bushels the broker simply holds up both
hands and waves them from him , which
explains itself as wanting to dispose of
the lot. In addition to this , brokers
have a complete finger code by which
the condition of the market is commu-
nicated. The signs generally used are
as follows :
The first finger held up stands for
one-eighth of 1 cent , as the traders all
know the main price. If , for instance ,
the first sale of wheat after the market
opened was made at 60 cents and the
next at 60J , ' cents , the trader simply
holds up one finger for the advance of
one-eighth of 1 cent. The upward position -
tion of the finger is to show the upward
course of the market. Should the market
be bearish and the price decline to 50 %
cents , the signal for this would be a
closed hand , with the thumb pointing
downwhd. This shows the price seven
eighths of a cent and the status of the
AN ABJENTMINDED MAN.
He Went Fishing and Forgot That It Was
His Wedding Day.
The Rev. George Harv st , ministerof
Thames Dittos , a great scholar and
skillful fisheranan , was one of the most
absentminded men of his time. He was
engaged to a daughter of the bishop of
London , but eu the day of his wedding ,
being gudgeon fishing , ho overstaid the
appointed hour , and the lady , justly offended -
fended at his neglect , broke off the
match. With Arthur Onslow , the
speaker of the house of commons , Mr.
Harvest was on terms of great intimacy.
Being one day in a punt together on the
Thames , he began to read a beautiful
dassage from some Greek author , and
throwing himself backward in an ecstasy
fell into the river , whence he was with
difficulty fished out.
When Lord Sandwich was canvassing
for the vice chancellorship of Cambridge ,
Harvest , who had been his schoolfellow
at Eton , went down to give him his
vote. In a large company the two were
joking together on their schoolboy tricks.
The parson suddenly exclaimed ,
"Whence do you derive your nickname
of Jimmie Twitcher ? " "Why , " answered -
swered his lordship , "from some foolish
fellow. " "No , no , " interrupted Harvest -
vest , "it isn't some but everybody that
calls you so. "
When this gentleman's mind was not
absent , it was , however , very useful to
him. Having lost himself at Calais , and
not being able to speak a word of
French , he managed to convey to the
inhabitants that he was staying at the
Silver Lion by putting a shilling in his
month and setting himself in the attitude -
tude of a lion rampant-London Illustrated -
It was a most strange and interesting
experience to see the Indian read all the
signs of the different animals in the
grass or among the woods with the
same ease as we read an open book. The
least disarrangement in the grass or
sticks , however small , was enough.
Glancing casually at it in passing , ho
would say : "Bear-a week old. " "Yes-
terday. " "Deer-thismorning. " "Very
old. " "Caribou-last month , " and so
on. It was wonderful to behold this
instinct in a man.
I had for a long time been following
this trail of the moose , which Ithought
was a fresh trail , when I got sick of it
and began to cross examine Mr. Big
Partridge as to how far off our quarry
was likely to be. Big Partridge then
showed that ho was sick of the imaginary -
nary moose hunt himself and owned up ,
"Old trail ; all moose nipoh"-that is ,
dead. He had only been leading me
about in this way to amuse me , knowing - 1
ing it useless the whole time. Ho exacted -
acted $2.50 for that day's sport.-
Lovers' Ink. t
There are various kinds of invisible
inks , but here is a method of making
ink which can be wiped off a sheet of
paper with a pocket handkenccief without -
out leaving a trace : Dissolve some
starch in water until it is as thick as
cream. Then add to it a few drops of
tincture of iodine , which will turn the
starch to a dark red color. Now take a
pen and write with this prepared ink
upon a sheet of note paper. The ink
will dry right away , after which you
may erase the whole of your letter by
simply wiping the sheet with a pocket I
handkerchief. It will disappear as easily -
ly as chalk from an ordinary black-
board.-Boston Post. I S
A Unique Will.
Widow-Well , Mr. Brief , have you
read the will ?
Brief-Yes , but I can't make anything -
thing out of it.
Heirs-Let us have it patented. A
will that a lawyer can't make anything
ant of is a blessing.-London Tit-Bite
F. r . WILCOX . .
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r. . . , . , .r , rr.r
PAYS THE . . .
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE.
OFFICE : In the B d M. Meat Markct , where he
will always be pleased to sec his old
customers as usual.
r As there are so few Fat
. S Hops coming to this market. i
have decided to make each Saturday -
urday u special market day for
buyin hogs. This will save
much expense in feed and in
shrinkage , and if the farmers
. will canporatp in this it will
aid considerable Ii' ostabllshicg
a good home market.
F. S. WILCOX.
J. S. MCERAXER
PROPRIETOR OF THE
McCook Transfer one.
BUS , BAGGAGE AND EXPRESS.
y my furniture van in the
city. Also have a first class house
moving outfit. Leave orders for
bus calls at Commercial hotel or
at office opposite the depot.
Chase Cor Land and Jva Stock Co.
Horses branded on left hit ) or loft Hhc.ultior.
P. 0. a IrIi Mr Irnprrinl
Chase ccuuty. and Iteut-
rb e. Nehrlaka. aasga
Stinking water and thr
Frrnehnutn crrekR , In
Chaco county , Nebraska ,
itraud en cut on sulenf
srnnraninutIFon hip and
Sides of some , or anywhere -
where on tltr animal.
J. A. CUNN ,
a SllrUGon ,
3fcC00K , NEBIASKA.
JOmCE-Front rooms over Lowman &
Son's store. RESIDENCE-i03 McFarland St. ,
two blocks north of McEntee hotel. Prompt
attention to all calls.
d. E. KELLEY , .
ATTORNEY - ATLAW ,
AGENT LINCOLN LAND CO.
Mc000K , - - NE1tiV.SKA.
Oflee in ntar rf Irirck National Bank.
. CHARLES H. BOYLE ,
- - .
R. M. OSBORN ,
r'aaoPRiETOR OF THE
NHITE LINE TRANSFER.
u + ' I am well equipped to do
anything and everything in the
me of Braying business. I will
move pianos or household goods
promptly and safely. Your patronage - a
ronage is solicited Barn opposite t
he Central hotel , i ;
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11JRs. E. E. UTTER ,
Piano , Organ , Guitar and Banjo.
VOICE TRAINING A SPECIALTY.
STUDIO ROOST a , OVER ( ANSCROw3.
icCook , - - - Nebraska.
C. L. MILLER ,
Miller's Restaurant. ChoPHouse f
ONE 000R NORTH OF 1aTOURETTE'SS.
hort Orders , Luncbes , Orders for Banquets ,
Courteous Treatment. Reasonable Prices.
USTIN J. RITTENHOIISE ,
AIc000Ii , NEBRASKA
-01ce over the Famous Clothing Store.
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I ! Thud !
I AllY one whose Watch has a ,
bow t ring\v ill never have ec-
cisior totsettistifl1' ! ! hnl fned
cry. it is + h : ony ! r' w ; t
cannot Lt : tl1'1stCtl o'T at ; V ' , r
anti IS fovn.l oily oil Js :
Boss F1i1"i , at L '
" : : e 'r
cases stanlhcti t with '
this 1 jar / t
? trade Illt'i : . ti
Fisk your jcwclcr for .m L. ; r
J send to the mar. t u a. ; t ,
Keystone Viatcc : teas ; 1 , 1 .
PIi1LiLDELI ae ,
25cts , ,
One cent a dose.
Itis sold. on aguaranttee by all drug-
gists. It cross Incipient Consumption
anti is the Lest Cough and. Croup Cure.
Sold by McConnell & Co.
t1 0 ORE BACK ACHE
M 0 RE
IHFLAMATION 0fnt BLADDER. pNo
ALL KIDNEY DISEASES.
W L DOUGLAS
3 SUOE sTill : sesT.
FIT FOR A KING.
' - $9. GO1 DOVAN ,
. : . 3so FltltCnl : > :8 ifatlcllPJl o
s. . " 3.b0 POLiCE,3sot.es.
. : . - S2 SoSZ.WO4KING .
EXTRA FINE- "
e : -LADIES-
5 3 e TpONGOt
SEND FOR CATALOGUE
- > , L DOUGLA
Over One Million People wear the
w. L. Douglas $3 & Shoes
All our shoes are equally satisfactory
They give the best value for the mono .
They equal custom shoes In style and fit.
Thar wearing qualities arc unsurpassed.
The prices are uniform---stamped on sole.
From $ t to $3 saved over other makes.
If your dealercannot supply youwe t. n Soldb-
nE ALER whose name will shortly appear -
pear here. Agents wanted.
Apply at once.
1Vh. n ! tby Wa : ie' we gave i eZ Cas ri&
1Cln a su + sas a Child , she cried for Castoria.
whys S ( ' irxsne Mils , sht clung to Castoria.
whoa she ha. ! Children , she gave them Castoria ,
R. A. COLS
OF McCCOK ,
Has just received a new stoclc of CLOTHS
nd TRIMMINGS. If you want a good fit-
ing suit made at the very lowest prices for
oed work , call on him. Shop first door west
f Rarnett'3 Lumber Office , on Dennisoa
W. V. CAGE ,
3IeCOOK , NEL'EASKA.
I3T-Orrlci : Houas-4 to I : a. m. , t to 5 and
to a p. m. Rooms over First National bank.
ight calls answered at office.
LMER P.OWELL ,
.NOTAIY 1'UBLIC , r
Ea Estate , Collections ,
AND LNSIIP ANCE.
1V1c000K , - NEBRASKA.
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