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Has Race With n Tornado.
HASTINGS , Neb. , May 4 ( Special.-
A sinuII but genuine tornado tore thin ;
in a lively way between Juniata nu
Hastings late this afternoon. Win
Burlington freight train No. 80 was con
ing into Hastings from Juniata the win
picked up a large barn and carried
straight toward the train for a dislam
of over one hundred yards. The ei
jjineer and trainmen saw the ston
headed directly for the train and a wil
race followed-but fortunately the win
. changed it course shortly before
jeachecTthe railroad track.
The people of Hastings had notice
the twist and were prepared for it. Tli
_ storui just touched the west edge of tli
town and after destroying trees and on
houses it picked up Marquis * barn an
shattered it into kindling wood. It the
whirled close to Mr. Kohler's place , bi
did not g t near enough to do any moi
damage than to move the barn off il
stone foundation. The course of th
tornado was from the south-west 'to th
north-west and its path was very narrov
Sunday's Journal ,
Thousands Golncrto California.
Everything points to the extrgni
likelihood that at least 25,000 people wi
take advantage of the low rates to Sa
Francisco which have been made forth
Epworth League meeting in that city i
Never has a better opportunity c
visiting California presented itself ,
Think of il ! For $45 you can buy
ticket that will take you from Omaha t <
San Francisco and back again , giviti ]
you a chance to see the wonderfu
mountain scenery of Colorado and Utali
all the famous cities and resorts of th
West , at the time of 3 ear when they ar
at their best. Correspondingly low rate
from all other points.
Write to J. Francis , G , P. A. , Burling
ton Route , Omaha , Neb. , for folder giv
ing full information. It's free.
Union Pacific Record Run.
OMAHA , May 3. ( Special. ) A recorc
run through Nebraska was made toda ;
by the Union Pacific fast mail , whicl
covered the 153 miles between Gram
Island and Omaha in 150 minutes. Tin
time was ten minutes under the the pre
vious record. The speed was made pos
sible by perfect weather and the faultles :
operation of the huge locomotive , No
1800 , Mike Decker at the throttle. Th <
train left Grand Island behind time am
took a sixty mile pace at the outset
West of North Bend the train WBS cover
ing 75 miles of prairie an hour , and thii
side of that town reached the eighty
mile mark for some distance. The mat
drew into Omaha on titneat5:4Oo'clock
having made as rapid a long distance
run as any train ever accomplished n
the west. Sunday's Journal.
A "Grip" Trio.
The annual examination for train am :
engine men on the book of rules will be
commenced about the middle of May.
Eight of the new engines to be
used out of Sheridan have been for
warded from Alliance to that point anc
they will be put in service in place oi
some of the engines that need shopping ,
Freight business is heavier on the
Wyoming division at the present time
than at any corresponding time in prev-
ions years. There are at the present time
fifty freight crews on the division and
business is heavy enough to keep them
going. Through west bound business
remains good anil No. 45 is run in twc
and three sections each day.
Asks Damages From Railroad.
HASTINGS , Neb. , May 4. ( Special. ]
Karl Eckhart has begun suit in the
district against the Burlington railway
company for $1,525 damages. Mr. Eck
hart and several other railway section
"hands were arrested last fall by the rail
way company on the charge of having
"stolen and carried away 200 railway ties ,
The case was continued before Justice R.
R. Morledge but when it came up before
the last term of district court the defend
ants were all dismissed , as the county
attorney could not find sufficient grounds
for prosecuting the case. Mr. Eckhart
alleges that his reputation was greatly
impaired by being falsely accused oi
stealing and therefore asks damages.
Seven-room dwelling for sale cheap
and on easy terms. Fruit and shade.
S. M. COCHRAN & Co.
APPLICATION FOR LICENSE.
McCook , Nebraska , May 10th , 1901.
Notice is hereby Riven that M. tJ. Clyde has
filed in the city clerk's office his bond and peti
tion for a licenseto sell malt , spirituous and
vinous liquors in the building on lot 17 , block
22 , Original town , being in the First ward of the
City of McCook , Nebraska , from May 1 , 1901 , to
: 5-10-3ts M. U. Cr/rDE. Applicant.
Notice is hereby given that the firm of An-
dereon & Vandorhoof lias this day been dis
solved by mutual consent , Mr. Vanderhoof re
tiring and collecting all accounts. Mr. Ander
son continues the business and pays all out
standing debts of the firm. Books will be found
at C. F. Lehn's office. 5-3-3ts.
C. JE. ANDUESON' .
L , D. VANDERHOOF.
McCook , Neb.,2Jay 1,1901.
NOTICE TO LAND OWNERS.
( ROAD NO. 358. )
To M. W. Moakley and to all -whom it may
concern : The board of county commissioners
has established and ordered open a road com
mencing at north-east corner of section thirteen
(13) ) , in Gerror precinct , Bed Willow county ,
Nebraska , running thence vest on section line
'one mile and terminating at north-west corner
of said section , and all objections thereto or
claims for damages must bo filed in the county
clerk's office on or before noon of the 20th day
of Juno , A. D. 1901 , or said road will be estab
lished without reference thereto.
4-26-4t R. A. GREEK , County Cleric.
MOTTOES OF STATES
HOW MANY OF THEM , WITH THEIF
MEANINGS , DO YOU KNOW ?
The Great Seal of the United State ;
Wan DcKlKtica I > V au EuKllNltmnu
MVlio AlHO SuKKCKted the Motti
Adopted , "E.riuribns Unum.w
If you desire to have fun with J
learned acquaintance , ask him slmpli
questions about his country , its histo
ry , financial condition , political dlvi
sions , geographical lines , climatology
topography , etc. Questions that anj
schoolboy can answer Dr. Knowall wil
stumble clumsily over , often getting i
bad fall. There is one question that 1
have never heard any one answer-
namely , "What are the mottoes of th <
several states of the Union , and theh
meaning ? " A. clever man may naui (
that of his own state and guess ai
those of three or four of the more Iin
portant sister states , but he is unlikelj
to know the meanings of any thatan
in the original Latin. Try some able
professor In a crowd and see kirn floun
Ask the professor if he knows' thai
the great seal of the United States was
designed by an Englishman , Sir John
Prestwich , who also suggested the mot
to , "E Tluribus Unum ? " Our ablest
men had failed to propose anything ac
ceptable , Franklin , Jefferson , Adams ,
Lovell , Scott , Houston and others wast
ing nearly four years on the task.
Franklin proposed Moses dividing the
Red sea with this motto , "Rebellion to
Tyrants Is Obedience to God ; " Adams
proposed the choice of Hercules and
Jefferson the children of Israel , in the
wilderness. Doesn't it seem funny ?
Some of the suggested mottoes were
"Bello vel Pace" ( For War or Peace ) ,
"Semper" ( Forever ) , "Deo Favente"
( With God's Favor ) , "Virtus Sola In-
victa" ( Virtue Alone Invincible ) , etc.
After six years the Englishman's de
vice was adopted , and it yet remains
the arms of the United States.
If the professor is familiar with the
obverse of the great seal , ask him
what he has to say of the reverse , and
the chances are 100 to 1 that he can
not recollect the unfinished pyramid ,
the eye in the triangle , the glory prop
er , the motto over the eye , "AnnuSt
Coeptis" ( God Has Favored the Under
taking ) , and that under all , "Novus
Ordo Seculorum" ( A New Series of
Ages ) . The obverse of the great seal ,
with its splendid eagle , the bundle of
arrows , the olive branch , the 13 stripes ,
the 13 stars , the glory breaking from
: he clouds and the "E Pluribus Unurn , "
is magmficently American , but the
pyramid , the desert , the forbidding
Egyptian sky and the eye in the tri
angle on the reverse are simply bar-
The great seal of the Confederacy
by a strange arbitrament of fate was
never used. It was made in England
and reached Richmond about the time
of its evacuation by the armies of the
lost cause and the Confederate gov
ernment. Its motto was "Deo Viudice"
( God Maintains ) . The seal is a hand
some silver die about three inches in
diameter , bearing an equestrian por-
: rait of Washington ( after the statue
n Richmond ) , surrounded with a
wreath composed of cotton , tobacco
sugar cane , corn , wheat and rice the
principal products of the Confederate
states. It cost in England about ? GOO ,
with press , wafers , seal papers , wax ,
silk cords , etc. It was presented to the
state of South Carolina about 1SS7 and
s kept In the office of the secretary of
Ask the professor if he remembers
that Minnesota , founded by Americans ,
s the only state in. the Union that has
a French motto. The one originally se-
ected and ordered engraved Avas Latin ,
) ut the die was spoiled and the French
substitute was adopted , "L'Etoile du
Nord" ( The Star of the North ) . Does
the professor recall that Montana is the
only state with a Spanish motto ?
Strange that fur traders should have
adopted "Oro y Plata" ( Gold and Sil
ver ) . If you say that one state has a
Greek motto , he probably will do some
pretty hard thinking before answering
that it is California. "Eureka" is be
lieved to be Greek for "I have found. "
The only Italian motto belongs to Ma
ryland , and it originally belonged to the
Calvert family , "Fatti Maschi , Parole
Feraine" ( Deeds Are Males , Words
Females ) . To be a trifle plainer , "Man
ly Deeds , Womanly Words. " Ask the
professor if he knows that Washington
is the only state with au Indian motto.
"Al-Ki" is pure Chinook for by and by ,
in the future or hereafter. Exchange.
"No , " said the man in the mackin
tosh , "my wife doesn't give away any
of myf old clothes or sell them to the
ragman any more. I cured that habit
effectually once. "
"How was that ? " they asked him.
"When I found that she had disposed
of a coat I hadn't worn for several
weeks , I told her there was a letter in
it she had given me to mail the last
time I had it on. And that was no
lie either , " he added with deep satis
faction. Chicago Tribune.
Evidence to the Contrary.
"I told Uncle Simon that he was get
ting too old and feeble to attend to
"Did he take it kindly ? "
"He threw me out of his office. "
"When do you intend to start for the
south ? "
"We shall probably leave Tuesday. "
"Expect to take the rest of the week
with you ? " Chicago Tribune.
The first great fire in an American
city occurred at Boston Aug. 8 , 1G79.
By this conflagration 150 buildings
were destroyed , the loss amounting'tc
DOGS ON THE STAGE.
Lenplnpr For the Villain's
Very Seimltlve Animal.
Four legged animals In drama are oi
ccurse a very common sight today. Al
though they are often of far more iin
portance than the mere super , thej
have an affinity to that class , for their ;
is no speaking part , unless one count *
the bark of a dog as such.
A little time ago the writer met ar
actor who was taking the part of a vil
lain in a play wherein a big mastiC
seizes him at the back of the neck jusl
ns he ( the villain ) was about to inurdci
the heroine. "Nasty part , that of yours
How do you manage to escape nightlj
being bitten by that big brute of a
dog ? " "Not a nice part , it is true , " IK
answered , "but the dog is well trained
He is kept without food for a few
hours before the show. A piece of cook
ed liver is tied to my neck. He Is hold
In the wings till the cue comes , then
he rushes on to me for his supper , and
the curtain goes down on a very effect
ive tableau. I don't object to the dog.
It's the liver. "
The mention of stage dogs brings to
mind an amusing Incident that occur
red in a well known theatrical agent's
office last summer. In came a rough
looking little man wearing a check suit
that once used to speak out for itself ,
but was now silenced by the heavy
hand of time. The man was followed
by a dog of attractive appearance. The
visitor said he did a "tramp act , " as
sisted by the animal. Then they gave
an exhibition of themselves and were
certainly above the average. "What are
your terms ? " the agent queried. "Ten
pounds a week. " "I'll give you two. "
The imitation tramp but he was not
far from the real thing looked with a
sad , reproachful eye at the agent and
silently backed out of the office , the
dog meekly following. However , within
a few seconds the man returned , quick
ly closing the door to exclude his part
ner , who clamored to get in. "I'll take
lit , " he said in a hurried whisper.
"Where's the contract ? I'm real broke ,
so it's a clear case of push ; but , for
heaven's sake , don't mention the price
where the dog can hear you. " Cham
MOST PEOPLE LOPSIDED.
Difference * Between the Legs , Eyes
and Eur.s of Men and AVomen.
The two sides of a person's face arc
never alike. The eyes are out of line
in two cases out of five , and one eye is
stronger than the other in seven per
sons out of ten. . The right ear is also ,
as a rule , higher than the left.
Only one person in 15 lias perfect
eyes , the largest percentage of defects
prevailing among fair haired people.
Short sight is more common in town
bhan among country folk , and of all
people the Germans have the largest
proportion of shortsighted persons.
The crystalline lens of the eye is the
aue portion of the human body which
continues to increase with the attain
ment of maturity.
The smallest interval of sound can
ie better distinguished with one ear
than with both. The nails of two
fingers never grow with the same ra
pidity , that of the middle finger grow-
ng the fastest , while that of the thumb
; rows the slowest.
In 54 cases out of 100 the left leg
is shorter than the right. The bones
) f an average human male skeleton
sveigh 20 pounds , those of a woman are
six pounds lighter.
That unruly member , the tongue of
i woman , is also smaller than that of
i man , given a man and a woman of
jqual size and weight. It may be ap
palling to reflect , but it is nevertheless
: rue , that the muscles of the human
iaw exert a force of over 500 pounds.
The symmetry which is the sole in-
elligible ground for our idea of beauty ,
lie proportion between the upper and
ewer half of the human body , exists
n nearly all males , but is never found
n the female. American limbs are
nore symmetrical than those of any
> ther people. The rocking chair , ac-
: ording to an English scientist , is re-
; ponsible for the exercise which in-
ireases the beauty of the lower limbs.
Che push which the toes give to keep
: he chair in motion , repeated and re-
> eated , makes the instep high , the calf
ound and full , and it makes the ankle
lelicate and slender. Exchange.
When Irvine Forgot Himself.
Ben Webster , an English actor , told
i good story of how he held his own
vlien Sir Henry Irving happened to be
.bsentminded. In the "Lyons Mail"
here is a touching scene between Le-
urques ( played by Irving ) and his
laughter Julie , of which Didier ( Mr.
Jen Webster ) is a perfectly silent wit-
One night Sir Henry , instead of mak-
ng his long speech , appealed in trem-
iling tones to Mr. Webster : "Speak to
ler , Didier ; speak to her ! " Didier was
lumfouuded. There was an awful
tause. Irving , quite unconscious of
lis own mistake , frowned wrathfully
t the young actor , but Mr. Webster ,
qual to the occasion , gave way to a j
inrst of tears and exclaimed , " 1 can- |
tot ; you know 1 cannot speak ! " and
urned his back on the audience.
Then Sir Henry picked up his lines
rith a start , and it was observed that
Mdier's shoulders shook with emotion !
It was at Windsor castle that Queen
Victoria , then only a girl of 20 , did
rhat sh ? described as "the most nerv-
us thing a woman was ever called enD
D do" when she summoned the young
'rince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
private interview and "proposed" to
1m. She had first met him when as a
oy of 17 he came with his father to
England , and when , three years later ,
e "made no secret" of his love for hla
air cousin "no one was surprised and
very one was delighted. " London Tit-
Two little arms were clinging ,
And a little head was pressed
( The rosy face all hidden )
Closely against my breast.
"What is it , dear ? " I questioned.
Caressing the golden head.
Whispering sweetly and shyly ,
" 1 love you ! " the darling said.
Y > 'hat had I given to win it
This offering pure and sweet ?
A slory told in the twilight ,
A merry word when we meet ?
Oh , child love , so gladly offered ,
So easily won , I pray
Through life I may find this treasure
Mine , us it is today !
There arc trials to meet and vanquish
And sorrows crowned with the years ,
And lips curve less to smiling ,
And eyes fill oft with tears ,
But the heavy heart grows lighter ,
Half of its grief beguiled.
When love , with a heaven born impulse ,
Speaks from the lips of a child !
American * Are Ennily Swindled or
IMctoreH by "Ol l HasterB. "
There will doubtless never oome c
time in the history of the art world
when the discovery of "old masters"
will cease , certainly not as long a ?
American picture buyers possess the
almighty dollar and are willing to be
Nearly every week-in New York for
the last year there have been auction
sales of "rare old masters. " Some of
them are rare , indeed ; one that was
shown at the Macbeth gallery and also
in Detroit some time ago , supposed to
be a study of an old man by Rubens ,
the left hand of which was nearly
twice the size of its mate , and the term
"rare" did certainly apply very aptly
to the flesh tints.
Do people ever stop to think how
many of these "old masters" there arc
in existence ? Any one may have an
"old master" these days Avlio has the
"price to pay the dealer to find one ergo
go abroad and get one 'made. ' " There
are many artists In Paris and else
where who make a good living , or
what they consider a good living , copyIng -
Ing "old masters" in the various gal
leries to sell to dealers for little or
nothing , and they in turn bring them
to America and clear hundreds by sell
ing them to some moneyed art lover
who in some cases is doubtless in the
possession of more money than judg
ment in art matters.
One well known New York art col
lector some time ago paid a large sum
for a certain painting that an enter
prising dealer had "discovered" and
who represented it to him as very rare
and the only one in existence. The
same gentleman while on a recent tour
through Spain was shown the original
painting upon the walls of a certain
monastery. The sequel of. the story
does not say what he did with the
dealer. If there be a hereafter for these
discoverers of "old masters , " their con
sciences , which seem very elastic , will
have to do a deal of rubbering to get
back to the required shape to fit them
for their celestial abiding places or to
meet the frowns of the shades of de
parted masters themselves. Detroit
A Boastinpr Epitaph.
The following epitaph is to be found
in Dalkeith churchyard , over the grave
of Margaret Scott :
Stop , passenger , until my life you read.
The living may get knowledge by the dead.
Five times five years I lived a maiden's life ;
Ten times fite years I lived a widow chaste.
Now , weary of this mortal life , I rest.
Between my cradle and my grave have- been
Eight mighty kings of Scotland and a queen.
Four times five years the commonwealth I saw ;
Ten times the subjects rose against the law.
Twice did I see old prelacy pulled down ,
And twice the cloak was humbled by the gown.
An end of Stewart's race I saw ; nay , more
My native country sold for English ore.
Such desolations in my life have been ;
I have an end of all perfection seen.
This lady was born in 1G13 and lived
to the age of 125 and , therefore , must
liave lived through the following list
Df rulers : James I , Charles I , the com
monwealth of Oliver Cromwell as pro
tector , Charles II , James II , William
[ II and Mary , Anne , George I and
Gfeorge II. London Chronicle.
Methods of Curing : Jangle Fever.
I got 'over my attack , but it was a
marvel that I did. One morning my
lector bled me till there was scarcely
i drop of blood left in my body. lie
then gave me 40 grains of calomel , and
n the evening , as the fever was still
raging , he ordered me to be taken out
: o the yard of my quarters , laid on a
jare rattan couch and buckets of cold
ivater thrown over me for about 20
ninutes ! I was then put back to bed
aid fortunately fell asleep for several
lours. After some weeks on the sick
ist , I was able to return to my post at
vornegalle. ' 'Fifty Years In Ceylon. "
Disappointed tlie Farmer.
"That city man that was visiting me
s an overrated cuss , " remarked the
"How so ? "
"Oh , the papers all said he was a
jreat hand at watering stock , but 1
bund he couldn't work the pump five
ninutes without laming his arm. "
lie Cissie , I've heard it said that a
: iss without a mustache is like an
gg without salt. Is that so ?
She Well , really , I don't know. I
an't tell , for , yon see , I've .never
He Ah , now !
She Never eaten an egg without
alt Glasgow Times.
In the fourteenth century the slaugh-
sr of women and children after a
3wn or castle had been taken by
term was one of the most common oc-
urrences of war.
The first Bhine steamer made its
: ips from Rotterdam to Cologne In
Carpets , Rugs , Art Squares ,
It wil ! pay you to see us , if in need of a new
carpet. We do not claim the largest stock
on earth , but claim to give you better
values than can be obtained elsewhere.
We Have in Stock
Wilton Velvet , good grade at $1.00 per yard.
Ingrains , two = ply , all wool , at 650 per yard ,
usually sold at 750.
We also have cheaper grades of Ingrains and
Samples of Axminsters , floquettes and
vets to order from.
THE . . . .
C. L. DeGROFF & CO.
& / & / % / $ / % ' &
Corrected Friday morning.
Corn | .35
Butter I2 >
Butter fat 14
The Straight Front is the newest in
corsets. You will find them at DeGroff
MRS. S , E. GRIGGS ,
Hair dressing , shampooing anil _ i-calr > treat
ment given for the benefit of the hair. Massage
treatment given , wrinkles removed and all face
blemishes removed. 'Phone Xo. 0. Rear of
First National Bank.
McCook Transfer Line
J. H. DWYER , Proprietor.
attention paid to
hauling furniture. Leave orders
at either lumber yard.
; ROTHENBERG & SCHLOSS
KANSAS' CITY. MO/
The least in quantity and most in < | ti i.i'y
describes Ue\Vitt's Little Early Risers. 'I e
famous pills for constipation and lurr c. nr >
plaints. McConnell & Uerry.
In every town
may be had ,
You want wcrk done and
done right , call ou
H. E. DURHAM.
I do all kinds of work , job
carpentering , painting- , put
ting new cane seats and
backs in chairs , etc. Resi
dence , two blocks east of
city park ; or leave name and
word at McMillen's drug
store , and I will call and see
what can be done
Digests what you eat.
It artificially digests the food and aids
.Nature in strengthening and recon
structing the exhausted digestive or
gans. It is the latest discovereddigest-
ant aad tonic. No other preparation
.n "pproach it ia efficiency. It in
ly relieves and permanently cures
jepsia , Indigestion , Heartburn ,
jfi&tulence , Sour Stomach , Nausea ,
Sick Headache , GastralgiaCrampsand
all other results of imperfect digestion.
Price 50c. and $1. Large she contains 3H times
small size. Book all about dyspepsia mailedfree
Prepared fey E. C. DeWITY AGO. . Chicago.
McConnell & Berry , .Druggist * .
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