Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1898)
SOME WAYS OF LOVE
Mr. Singleton Falling in love Is
nonsense , It doesn't follow that a fcl
low won't do It , all the saino. I was
very near doing It myself , once upon a
time. She bad a way of looking down
when you were talking to her und of
looking up when she wasn't looking
down. Au ! different girls-have dlf
feront lines. Hera was tlio domeetlcat
ed. "You really must try this salad
Mr. Singleton , " her mother would say ;
"Louise made It. " Or. "Do have an
other piece of Louisa's pie ; the dear
girl will bo so disappointed if you do
not'appreciate her cooking. "
As for Louisa's pastry well , it need
ed no pressing. If I had started the
courting business seriously and gone
there every evening I should have be
come a confirmed dyspeptic , 130 Irre
slstlble wore Its attractions. Unfor
tunately wo are so constructed that we
like everything that is not good for us
and I . But I am digressing. Also
Louisa was singularly accomplished at
sewing. Putting on a couple of but
tons was nothing to her , I found. You
may smile ! Perhaps you haven't tried
sewing on buttons ? I have and I know
What with the cooking and the sew
ing and the looking up and the looking
down , It was nearly a case with me
I got to going there three times a week
and was thinking of an excuse for
making It four , when an aunt fell ill
and Louisa's mother went away to
nurse her. The night after her depar
ture I went to supper aa usual. There
was no oil in the salad , the pie wasn't
half done and the pie crust ugh ! I
can't bear to think of it ! Then the
truth dawned upon me. Louisa's pas
try was made by Louisa's mother.
The shock and the pastry so upset
me that I didn't call for several days.
Then I rallied. At any rate , Louisa
could sow , I reflected. You see , 1
wanted some excuse to marry her , so
I went there again. She greeted me
with a reproachful coolness. "I thought
at any rate you would come round for
your shirt , " she said ; "I have sewn the
buttons on the collar. "
"Oh , Louisa ! " I began I was about
to take her in my arms when my
eyes lighted on the button. It was
black ; it was made of metal ; it was
ten times too large ! It was , In short ,
the kind that my tailor uses for er
other garments ! So I escaped. It was
providential. But sometimes I think
you see , she hc.vl a very nice way of
looking up and down.
The Rev. John Shy ( communicat
'A curate once courted a nice little
Grace by name , and by nature a sin
He never dared ask for "Just one little
kiss , "
P'raps he thought by his preaching
to win her !
His most passionate speech , when they
- sat down together ,
- * Was "A very fine day. " or "Most
singular weather ! "
"Ah , me ! Ho Is vowed unto silence , "
she cried ;
" 'TIs my mission to make him ab
jure it ;
Pa must ask him to dinner ; I'll sit by
And I really should think I could
cure it ! "
So he came , and they all tried their
hardest to make
Him really at home ; to Insure it ,
He was seated by Grace , and , his si
lence to break ,
Said her father ( who couldn't endure
Forgetting the "blessing" "Now what
will you take ? "
"I should like to say Grace "
said the curate !
Miss Flossie Smiles Ma says it
.will be time enough for me to think of
I LOOKED UP. AND
love-making when I'm two or three
years older and wear my dresses quite
long. I don't contradict her ma is so
stupid about such things , you know ;
but I can't belp laughing. Why , It
was only the other day that she was
saying that , if you want to do any
thing well , you must start practicing it
when you are young. And that's just
what Fred Marchant says the impu
dent fellow ! He used to be awfully
ehy , but he Isn't now ; at least , not
with me. It's very tiresome of him ,
because I don't like boys to be so silly.
I should bo dreadfully angry with him
If he wasn't I mean if he didn't well ,
he's rather nice , you know !
He's a great big fellow , at the same
school with my brothers. You can't
help noticing him if you go to any of
their sports. He's always making fif
ties or kicking goals or winning races
or something. You wouldn't think he
was afraid of a lion to see him then.
But when ho came to my house he
> sv ussed to sit and" blush and twiddle , his
\cap , just because of me ! It made me
d rosa ! Of course I didn't care about
h\ni or want him to take any notice of
mek really ; only it seemed so stupid.
Beswles , people might have fancied
that the thought I wasn't nice. I knew
he dldn\t think that , because he used
to stare -at me so when lie thought I
All the same , I couldn't get hfm to
say much more than "yes" or "no" to
me , till one evening ho came round to
show the mater and pater a little
bronze figure he had won at some
sports such a dear llttlepug , with a
saucy little face that eeemed to scowl
and laugh both at once.
"Oh ! " I cried , "Isn't ho lovely ! I
am so fond of dogs ! "
"Do you really like him , Miss Flos
sie ? " he said , eagerly. "I don't want
it. We've got such a lot at home. Do
keep It , please. "
Ho put It right In my hands ; and
whe'n ma said , 'Certainly not ! " in her
most emphatic tones , ho only laughed
and took up his cap and ran away. Ma
said that the pater would bo sure to
make me send It back ; but he didn't
only pinched my ear and said some
thing about "beginning In early days ! "
After that , of course , I felt I must be
nice to Fred ; but he was so aggravat-
ingly shy that I didn't know how to
thank him. But a few evenings later ,
when I had been playing tennis with
him and the boys they were awfully
tiresome coming home , and at last they
ran away from me. Fred didn't go
with them , so we walked home togeth
er. He kept looking round him uneas
ily , and I was afraid that in a minute
he would follow. However , I told him
I was afraid to go through the lane
alone , and then he said he would come
"You needn't unless you like , you
know. " I told him. "I don't want to
bother you. "
"Ohno ! " he said. "I er-you-er
I should like to. "
"That's a story , " I said.
"No , it isn't. " He stuck his hands
In his pockets and had another look
round. Boys are so funny !
"Won't you bo frightened ? " I asked.
" " with -his rac
"No-o. He fidgeted -
quet. "I don't think I'm frightened of
many things. "
"Oh. but you are ! " He looked sur
"What sort of things ? "
"Poor , harmless little things , " I said ,
demurely , "that wouldn't hurt a fly. "
He looked at me doubtfully.
"How do you know I'm frightened ? "
"Because you blush. "
"You mean I'm shy with girls , don't
you ? " I couldn't help laughing. It
sounded so comical.
' "Oh , dear , no , " I said. Then I
"Perhaps , " he suggested , "it's a good
job I'm shy. If I weren't you might
think me too bold. "
"Oh , no , I shouldn't ! " I looked up
at him just to make him blush as
usual , you know ; and if ho didn't sud
denly stoop down , just as I looked up ,
Of course , I hadn't the least idea
that he would do such a thing ! 1
should have been ever so cross with
him , only well , he had given me that
dear little pug. don't you see ! St.
STRANGE SEARCH BY POLICE.
Sleuthing rarls Not for a Criminal , bnt
an Koucat Man.
At the present moment the police of
Paris are engaged on rather an un
usual task. They are in search of an
honest man , not like the Greek philos
opher of old , in a skeptical spirit , but
for the very reason that he has fur
nished striking evidence of his integ
rity. As a matter of fact , when this
interesting Individual shall be found
he is to be provided with a post in the
service of the prefecture. It Is a
touching story , which reflects the ut
most credit on all concerned. Re
cently Mine. Blanc , the wife of the pre
fect of police , discovered on her re
turn from a visit to Passy that she had
lost her purse , containing nearly 200
francs , and ascertained to her satis
faction on the following morning that
it had been brought by a stranger to
the office of the local commissary. The
lady made kind Inquiries about this
person and an investigation showed
that he had been living in a small
hotel in the neighborhood , but that a
Tew hours before he came across the
money he had been obliged to leave the
house , as all his funds had been ex
hausted. The poor fellow had been re
duced to the utmost destitution , but
he had manfully resisted the tempta
tion , if , Indeed , it occurred to him at
all to appropriate the purse and its
contents ; which he had conveyed ab
solutely intact to the office. When she
learnt that this honest man was wan
dering about homeless and without the
wherewithal to buy even a morsel of
bread Mme. Blanc was deeply moved ,
and she not only lost no time in ask-
ng her husband to institute an active
search for him , but begged the prefect
to keep one of the places at "his dis
posal for Louis Dubourg , and she
added : "As soon as he is found let
lim have the 181 francs. The money
would burn my fingers if I took it
back under such conditions. " So it
las come about that instead of being
eagerly on the lookout for someone
who has come into collision with the
aw its agents are searching high and
ow for the perpetrator of a meritor- '
ous act. So far their efforts have not
jeen. crowned with success , but It is
; o be hoped that kind-hearted Mme.
31anc will not be kept long in sus
The Terrain riant.
The plant known as vervain , which
s not distinguished for its beauty , and
which grows now-a-days utterly disre
garded , was so sacred to the Druids
hat they only gathered it for their
divinations when the great dog-star
arose , in order that neither sun nor
moon should see the deed.
All Pnt On.
"I bte to see a man sailing under
also colors that way. " "What way ? "
'The way Kidder Is. Why , he's In
mourning for his mother-in-law. "
HE SAVED THE WRONQ MAN.
Hard I/uck Story Told by a Talkative
X'lfo Insurance Ascnt.
From the Detroit Free Press : "I al
ways take a pride in the business , "
said the zealous life insurance agent ,
"and never fail to take a stop that
.will redound to the interests of my
company. I think the company appre
ciates my efforts in its behalf , as a
steady Increase in salary has been my
fortune ever since I began working for
it. ifut I once had an experience that
somewhat dampened my ardor and
showed me that there Is a limit in
looking out for your company's In
terests. I Insured a man for § 5,000.
He was a splendid risk , sound as a
dollar , and bid fair to die of old age.
I felt sure that the company would win
out on the risk , so I was feeling pretty
good. One day soon afterward I was
going down the river on a boat to get
a breath of fresh air. Looking the
passengers .over , I noticed that the
party I had Insured was on board , sit
ting on the railing in a very careless
position. It made me nervous to sit
there and watch that fellow taking so
many chances. I don't know why it
is , but as soon as a man gets his life
insured he seems to think that he can
flirt with death like a yellow fever
Immune. At last the expected hap
pened. Ho lost his balance and fell
overboard. I rushed to the railing and
saw at once that the fellow could not
swim. I am a pretty good swimmer
myself and the party in the water rep
resented $5,000. I couldn't afford to
see the company lose that money right
before my eyes , so I plunged in after
him. I had a deuce of a time with him
before help arrived and at one time I
thought It was up with both of us.
But help arrived at last and we were
pulled out. Then I found that I was
not'yet out of the woods. The party
was unconscious and It was a question
whether he would live or die. I got
him ashore and hired every doctor I
could get to work over him , regardless
of expenses. They succeeded In bring
ing him around at last and I was in
the act of sending a glowing acount
to my company , together with a pretty
stiff bill , when I made the discovery
that he wasn't the fellow I had in
sured , only a man that looked like
him. Worse than that , he was insured
for ? 25,000 in a rival company. "
South American Pickpocket * .
Practice makes perfect even in
wrong-doing and in the use of what
seem to be very awkward means. A
writer in the Boston Transcript says :
The Gauchos , or dwellers , on the ex
tensive plains of Buenos Ayres , are
marvelously dexterous with both
hands and feet. Many of them have
acquired , through long practice , such
skill in using their toes Instead of
fingers that they can fling the lasso
and even pick pockets with them.
Some time ago a Frenchman , who was
fishing in one of the rivers of Buenos
Ayres , was warned to be on his guard
against the light fingered natives. He
forthwith kept a vigilant watch upon
his companions , but , nevertheless , one
day when his attention was closely
riveted on his float , a wily Gaucho
drew near and delicately inserting his
foot , extracted the Frenchman's hooks
and other valuable from his pocket.
The lowland Scottish peasant has an
extremely matter-of-fact way of speak
ing about his relatives' and friends'
deaths. A good Hvoman who had lost
her aunt remarked to a sympathizing
visitor : "Eh ; yes , mem , aunty's died.
But she was very auld and frail. She's
far better awa' and far happier in glory
and I got a hunner pounds o * a legacy. "
Now York Tribune.
A Texan has patented a billiard cue
which is chambered at the end and
filled with chalk , to be discharged
through small opening to the face of
the cue as each shot is made.
In a new British bicycle saddle a
metallic ring , supported by braces , is
strung with straps or other flexible
material to form a flat seat which
springs with the weight of the rider.
To ascertain the size of finger rings
a new measuring device has a flat base
on which the finger is placed , with
graduated bars to surround the finger
and Indicate the size of ring needed.
In an improved footrest for boot-
blacking stands clamps are provided
for the sole and heel portions , which
can bo adjusted to fit any foot and
clamped in place by a lever at the side
of the base.
A handy hitching post has a spring
drum inserted In the top , on which is
wound a cord with a snap hook at the
outer end for attachment to the bridle ,
the spring pulling the rope Into the
post when not in use.
In a new jack-screw for raising
heavy bodies the spiral ribs inside the
frame are replaced by a series of steel
balls which mesh in the grooves on
the threaded shaft and decrease the
friction as the shaft is turned.
Bags can be quickly fastened by an
Ohio man's device , consisting of two
steel members pivoted together , with
a yoke on one which locks over teeth
on the other member as they are press
ed over the mouth of the sack.
A handy cup for drinking purposes
has a weighted section formed under
the-flange In the bottom , so that the
cup can be dropped into the spring
when not In use , the weight keeping
it in an upright position as it floats.
The French language , It appears , is
better adapted to the purpose of the
telephone than the English. It Is
stated that the large number of sibil
ant or hissing syllables in English ren
ders It a less easy and accurate means
WESTERN CANADA PRAIRIES.
Uuturo Welfare of the Continent IJlea In
Their For tlio l-'lclUa.
The rapid progress that is being
made In the settlement of the fertile
prairies of Western Canada Is leading
to the Investigation of Its resources by
those interested In having provision
made for those living in the crowded
east , for those who have been strug
gling for years on Impoverished farms ,
for the renter who Is unable any longer
to bear up under the strain imposed by
the landlord , and for the farmer who ,
unable to purchase farms for his sons
in his own neighborhood , has to look
around for lower priced lands. The
investigation shows that it Is Impos
sible to meet these conditions success
fully outside of Western Canada. Al
ready millions of bushels of wheat are
being grown there each year , while as
many as 50,000 head of cattle were
shipped out this year. A representa
tive of The Germanla , Milwaukee , one
of the leading German papers In the
United States , recently made a trip
through Manitoba , Assinlbola , Alberta
and Saskatchewan , where He the free
government lands of Western Canada ,
and in a future issue will appear ex
tracts from flattering letters contribut
ed to the Germanla and other papers
by their special correspondents. As
an Inducement for immigrants to make
their homes in Canada , the Canadian
government offers 160 acres of land
free of cost to any settler.
For further information apply to
Canadian Government Agent , Depart
ment Interior , Ottawa , Canada , or
to W. V. Bennett , 801 New York Life
Building , Omaha , Neb.
Every one of the thirty-two senators
and the sixty-eight representatives in
the recently chosen Florida legislature
is a democrat.
Deafness Cannot Bo Cured
by local applications as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the car. There Is only ono
wav to cure deafness , anil that Is by consti-
tutipnal remedies. Deafness Is caused by an
inflted condition of the mucus lining of tlio
Eustachian Tube. When this tube ib Inflamed
vou have a rumblinsr sound or imperfect hoar-
Ins , and when It i < ? entirely closed deafness Is
the result , and unless the inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to its normal
condition , hearing svlU bo destroyed forever ;
nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh ,
which is nothing but an inflamed condition of
the mucus burfaccs.
Wo will give. One Hundred Dollars for any case
of Deafness ( caused by catarrh ) that cannot
be cured by Hull's Catarrh Cure. Send for
circulars , free.
free.P. J. CIIKMJY & CO. , Toledo , O
Sold bv DruKpi'sts. 7oc.
Hall's Family Tills arc the best.
Experiments to reproduce dead men's
features from their skulls are being
made in Gernamy. The method pur
sued is that proposed by the late Pro
fessor Hi of Leipzig to recontruct the
face of John Sebastian Bach. At the
University of Graz the skulls of crimi
nals who have been executed are used.
Casts of these will be taken in plaster
and given to different persons to treat
according to the rules laid down. The
results will then be compared with ono
another , and with photographs of the
original owners of the skulls , taken
either before or after death. Should
they prove at all successful in obtain
ing a resemblance there is likely to be
a painful rummaging among the bones
of the great men of the past.
The older a man gets the more de
sirable things he can think of that it
is tco late to do. Puck.
The name Holland is an abbrevia
tion of Hoilowland.
? Ask you Grocer to-day to show you $
O R package of GEAIX-0 , the new food
g , drink that takes the place of coffee.
? v Tha children may drink it without
injury as well aa the adnlt. All who O
§ try it , like ic. ' GRAIK-0 has that
$ rich seal brown of Slocha or Java. 4 >
o tut it is raatlo from part ! grains , and < i
* the nicsfc delteato stomach receives it $
& without distress. } tlio prica of coffee. &
& 15 cents and 23 cents per paoingc. .
Sold by nil grocers. *
| Tastes like Coffee %
& Looks like Coffee o
O Accept no imitation. 3 >
IB In i Lli LAUD u <
If siclc you can find help. If cilppled
with rheumatism you can be cured.
If tired you need Test and the place
to go is
HOT SPRINGS ,
Tlir- expense is less than you imagine. ' * Tno
Northwestern Lino" nas announced
special excursions , certain
days tliis month at
Tlio Evans hotel will remain op.-n and this
r.nd all other h od-ls and bo.irding houses arc
livlnpfjood service \vith lowiatcs during
Rottttd ) Ottmlta , - - 16.4O
TripMo. [ . Valley , - 16.55
Rates. ) Sioux City , - 14.SO
ind corresponding reductions fiom other
[ joints west.
Climate , water , scenery , and hotels are un
excelled. Thirty d ivs1 time allowed , and
my upent F. , E. & M. V. R. K. or J II. Gable ,
L'r.ivellng Passenger Agent , Dcnison , lo.va ,
: an tell you moro about it.
Hie next date will be December 22 , ! 9S
Whenbuylns Starch ask your
Best cold wutor tl arch uiade.
A Nebraska Product.
Sar.la Cfcra Manufaclurfng Co. ,
Omaha , Nebr.
3r. Kay's E&
; ia. constipation , Hvcrsiad kidney diseases.bU-
iousncss , headache , etc. At druggists 5c & t
Or , Kay's Lung Balm and throat disease
Tiny shoes intended for doss are
made and sold in London. They arc of
chamois , with light leather soles. They
are only worn indoors , and are to pro
tect polished floors from scratches.
K tilroad Tralnn to Knii Slower.
Railroad officials claim that it Is
very expensive to run their express
trains , and are talking about reducing
the speed. It is likewise expensive to
the health to struggle and compete in
business affars aa men do nowadays.
The v/hole system gives out. For re
storing strength Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters is the proper remedy.
The smallest man who ever lived
was the dwarf Bebe , born In France
in 1740. He was just 26 inches tall
and 8 pounds in weight when full
Can Von Solve This Tuzzle Verso ?
"A simple go-between am I ,
Without a thought of pride ;
I part the gathered thoughts of men ,
And liberally divide.
1 bet the soul of Shakespeare free.
To Milton's thoughts give liberty.
Bid Kidney speak with freer speech ,
let Spenser sing and Taylor preach.
Though through all learning swift I glide ,
No wisdom dotli with me abide. "
If you can solve the foregoing , and
send the correct answer to George II.
Keafford , General Passenger Agent ,
Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
way , Old Colony Building , Chicago , to
gether with a two-cent stamp , he will
send you what it calls for.
There is no national feeling in Chi
na. The different sections o the coun
try hate each other more cordially
than they hate foreigners. Such mil
itary and naval forces as exist are
provinvlal rather than imperial.
A catalogue of 300 prizes , suitable to
every taste and condition , mailed on
inquiry. Prizes given for saving Diamond
mend "C" Soap wrappers. Address
Cudahy Soap Works , South Omaha ,
Neb. The list contains many season
able and suitable holiday gifts.
Nearly all lions are left-handed. A
famous explorer says that when one
desires to strike a forcible blow the
animal almost always uses the left
Coo'8 Cougii Tlalsuni
Is the oldest nnd best. It-will break up &coJ quicker
than aayiiiin else , it la always rcli&Vw. 'Iry 1C.
Great Britain's volunteer force of
240,000 is maintained at a cost of un
der $4,000,000 a year less than $20 a
Mrs. xvinsioivR sootiiing Syrup
For rhllUrpnt < etliiiisriof tons UoKtims.rc < 1iiceln9ani. .
matl3nalaysr ! < iinearc37rlr.d colic. 25 centra bottle.
Secretary Gage is said to be a pas-
sionatex sportsman and a remarkably
good shot , lie spends much of his va
cation in hunting and fishing.
Hay is so plentiful this year in seme
paits of western Connecticut that it is
offered for sale at § 1 a ton.
We never did ; but we have
seen the clothing at this time
of the year so covered with
dandruff that it looked as if it
had been out in a regular snow
Noneed _ of this snowstorm.
As the summer sun would
melt the falling snow so will
melt these flakes of dandruff in
the scalp. It goes further than
this : itprevcnts their formation.
It has still other properties :
it will restore color to gray hair
in just ten times out of every
And it does even more : it
feeds and nourishes the roots
of the hair. Thin hair becomes
thick hair ; and short hair be
comes long hair.
We have a book on the Hair
and Scalp. It is yours , for the
If you do not obtain nil the benefits
yo'i expected from tlie use of the Vigor ,
irilte tlo doctor about It. Probably
there la soma ilflloulty with your gen
eral system v.hieh may bo easily ro-
mo\ed. Address ,
DK. J. C. ATER , Lowell. Mass.
secures ornxjDfj i. Senrchfrct
W. N.U. OMAHA. No. 51 1 893
When Answering Advertisements Kindly
EeiiHoa This Taper.
As a Poker Stiff I As a Boi ? SofC From a cold.
Warm up with a rub of
It drives out the Cold and Cures.
"WHERE DIRT GATHERS , WASTE RULES. "
GREAT SAVING RESULTS FROM THE USE OF
EVERY MAN AND WOKAH
Lives of suffering ; tnd in'sery from this icpnlsivo disease turned Into health and liappl *
ne s through the use of
After vears of special study aid practice In diseases of the Mucus Membrane , and cspe-
claMy of catarrhal troub'es ' , HV have at last developed a tioatmuct that will positively and
permanently cure Gaturrhal Diseases-Jit whatever form they may he. After fully demon
strating thtfmoriU ; of this tiuatnicnt In a private practice of over five years , and success
fully treating and rurhis the most obstinate rase > . vu C'liallniBo the World for a case of
Oatairh. or C'atarrhal Disease our CATARRH EXPELLANT will not cure.
Ufafiiese , resulting fr un Catarrli , quicUIy cured
Loss of fcenof ! > mfU and Tnsic quickly ru-itorcd.
All repulsive symptoms peculiar to Catarrbal tioublcs , as foul breath , nasal discharges.
Hacking , Coughing , and Spitting- , relieved al onco.
the entire system. atTi-ctinR tlm Vital and I-lfe Torccs and causing those Organic and
> crvou.Veukuesses bo dreaded by every man and woman
These weaknesses arc cured l > y CATARRH EXPELLANT and perfect health and
strength fully rcstoied. Over five hundred testimonials In pralso of this treatment re
ceived since January 1 , 1S97. If you have Catarrh or auy O.itarrh.xl Disease ,
Will euro you just as sure as water will quench \Vriteto-dayfortestimcnialsani }
valuable instructive p-tperon tnebo diseases. SENT FREE. Address
THE C. H. RICHARDS CO. ,
OMAHA , NEBRASKA.
Personally coaductcd via the Burliilgton Route that's the v. y to
go to California.
Why ? Bccaure jou don't dungc can ; } ou moke fast time ; \ou
: ec the finest scenery oa the globe.
Your car is not to cxpcRbixely finkhcd nor to fine to look at as a
palace sleeper , but it is just as clean , just as comfortable , jusc as good to
ride in. AND NEARLY $20 CHEAPER.
The Burlington excursions Iea\c Omaha and Lincoln nay Thurs
day , reaching San Francisco Sunday and Los Angeles Monday. Porter
with each car. Excursion manager uith each party. For folder giving
fuU information , write to
J. FRANCIS , G. P. A. , BurHrj ton Route , Omaha , Neb.
Powered by Open ONI