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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (June 21, 1901)
P f Mitchell Voting shipped n car load (
hogs to St. Joseph Wednesday morninf
.Rev. Forbes of McCook was over an
preached a very interesting sermon D
* * the M. E. church , last Sunday night.
'V' ' '
The alfalfa hay nien of this place hav
' worked to much disadvantage durin
i last week on account of the much rai
\ ' fall.
II. D. Kettering nnd Marion Waltei
[ &f expects soon to start on n touring tri
down through Oklahoma , and will b
gone n month or so.
A negro comedy company showed i
iw the town opern hall , last Wednesda
night , to quite a large audience : th
show wus n very good one of its hint
nnd fared well financially.
Special Adjuster Lawler of the Farn :
ers nnd Merchants Insurance Co. c
Lincoln was here nnd ndjusted th
losses of A. P. Kedfern nnd II. A. Bui
Tuesdny , which occurred some tw
weeks ngo by n wind storm. Mr. Rec
fern hnd his barn slightly moved off th
foundation , nnd Bull's loss wns a grnr
nry nnd corn crib which wns nlmos
completely torn down by the wind.
Another hnil storm visited the sectio
nnd country north nnd enst of town , Ins
Monday , nt about the hour of 5 p. m ,
nnd laid waste to hnlf of the growin
crops in its path. The cloud nppearei
in the north-west , Into in the nfternoor
only a small cloud nt first , but gntherei
very fnst nnd took n south-easterly direc
tion , following the same territory as tw
years ago on the 25th of this month
\ ns it hnppened but very little wind nc
compnnied the storm , nnd the hail fel
nlmost straight down , thick nnd large n
hen's eggs , stripping the wheat nnd con
almost to the ground. Many of th
fnrmers north of town were insurei
ngainst hnil and their loss will not be si
heavy. The corn is smnll yet nnd wil
come out where it wns not washed ou
or covered up by the heavy wnterfal
that followed. Another good rain fell
Tuesdny night , which wns the most gen
ernl rnin in this section since the middl
of April. From half to an inch of wate
fell , and the ground now is iu excellen
growing condition ; the corn nnd when
hnve made a wonderful growth
the Inst week.
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to cure dyspepsia , const !
pation , liver and kidneys. Best tonic , laxative
blood purilier lnown for all chronic diseases
renovates and invigorates tne whole system ant
cures very worst cases. Get trial box at once
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Pythian Memorial Day.
No special day of the Pythian year i
more closely observed than Memorii
Day ; indeed among the fraternnls , tli
Pythians are the institutors of thi
charming and touching custom of dec <
rating the graves of departed brethren- ;
and in its proper observance' , McCoo
lodge takes no second place among tli
lodges of the state. And so the beaut
ful exercises of last Sunday afternoo
were but typical und characteristic c
order and lodge.
At two o'clock , the members of M <
Cook lodge assembled in their castl
hall and headed by the Nebraska Brigad
band , K. of P. , proceeded to the Cor
gregational church , where they wer
addressed by Rev. and Sir Knight W. j
Turner , who used as the basis of his n
marks "Fraternity. " A male quartett
led iu the music of the occasion. Th
attendaucs of Knights was large , wit
quite a sprinkling of others not men
bers of the order.
The decorations were strikingly prett }
though not elaborate. The order colon
red , yellow and blue , in streamers wer
draped from the center of the organ a'
cove and festooned over the chancel rail
a sword , a hemlet and shields , palm :
potted plants and cut flowers in profus
beauty composed the very attractiv
After the brief services iu the church
the Knights marched to the city limits
where conveyances carried them to th
several burial grounds , where the grave
of departed Knights were lavishly decc
rated in the use of the impressive ritual
istic service of the order , and in th
presence of quite a number of spectators
In Longview cemetery floral offering
ind the distinctive myrtle were strew ;
upon the graves of Samuel Fisk , Swa :
2. Nelson and John M. Stranahau. Ii
Riverview that of John B. McCabe wa
similarly remembered ; besides the grave
of departed members of families o
Knights in both cemeteries.
From the cemeteries the Knights returned
turned to their castle hall and disbanded
having performed well a tender duty t
No deaths occurred in McCook lodg
luring the past year.
Excursion Rates to Eastern Cities
These rates will interest you.
They are as low as will be in effect a
my time this summer :
DETROIT July 5 , 6 and 7 , $29 90 fo
the round trip.
CINCINNATI July 4 , 5 and 6 , $29.1 ,
to Cincinnati and return.
MILWAUKEE July 20 , 21 and22$25.2 ,
for the round trip.
CHICAGO July 23 , 24 , and 25 , $23.11
for the round trip.
I < ow rates daily to the Pan-Auiericai
Exposition at Buffalo. Ask the ticke
igent about them.
J. FRANCIS , General Passenger Agent
Dmaha , Neb. 6-14-413.
Not Going West This Summer ?
Haven't you heard about the low rate
to Colorado and Utah offered by thi
Burlington Route ?
They are the lowest ever made so lov
that it is almost cheaper to take advau
tage of them than it is to stay at home
In effect all summer long from thi
irst of June until the middle of Septem
See the local agent or , if you prefer
write to J. Francis , General Passenge
\gent , Omaha , Neb. , enclosing will
pour letter six cents in stamps for "Col
jrado , " a 72-page book , handsome ! ]
llustraled and full of interesting infer
nation about the cool resorts in thi
United States * Pension Koll.
On June 30 , 1898 , the pension rolU
3f the United States contained 993,714
names. Forty-three thousand were
Jropped during the fiscal year 34,34
because of death and 8,841 because ol
remarriage. On the other hand , 40,991
new claims were allowed , so that the
aumber of pensions stood on June 3C
last at 991,519. The decrease in ex
penditure during the year was muct
more marked , the total falling from
5144,651,000 in 1897-98 to $138,253,000 IE
1898-99. This last is the smallest sum
Jlsbursed since the new conditions
created by the dependent act have had
to be faced , and reasonable assurance
3f a further natural shrinkage in the
innual expenditures is to be found in
the fact that § 3,000,000 less were paid
sut last year than three years ago ,
svhen the list of pensioners was fullj
21,000 shorter than it is today. HOTV
slight an addition to pension burdens
the war with Spain will make may be
guessed from the statement that , al
though 16,98(5 ( claims have been filed
for disabilities incurred in that briel
contest , only 295 have so far been
passed on favorably. Altogether , the
Dutlook for a diminished pension ac
count has greatly improved.
Captured a Big : Turtle.
From the Milford , Mass.- , News :
William Morey and Albert Barton ,
while fishing at Popolatic , captured
what is considered the largest turtle
that has ever been taken from the wa
ter in this vicinity. They pulled the
turtle to the surface of the water with
in ordinary fish hook and line and as
soon as he showed his head two bullets
were discharged from a revolver into
the same , which stunned it so that it
rolled over , when the two fishermen
sedzed its tall and pulled it into their
boat and brought it to town , where it
waa weighed. It tipped the scales at
Sfty-three pounds. Two Frenchmen
purchased it for ? 1.50 , which was con
sidered but one-half its value.
THE DEADLY COBRA.
Hovr Venomous Creatnrc In Handle
Ity Hindoo Siiulic Charmer * .
The creatures were on the defensive
but not one of them attempted t
strike at the master , who sat serencl
In front of them , so long as he di
nothing to annoy them. Kullau talkc
to them as if they were his desires
friends. After a time one or the othc
of thorn would lower its head , colhips
Its li'vi'l and begin to try to wriggl
av. V.'hr-reupon Kullan would giv
it . - ; MUM ! little rap on the tail wit
his stick and bring it instantly to ai
tontion again. Whether this man po ;
scssed any special magic over these C (
bras or whether the description give
below of Ijow he could handle and pla
with them was simply due to his metl
od I cannot say. He himself repudiz
ted the idea of magic and asserted po
Itively that any one who had the nee
essary nerve and dexterity could d
exactly the same.
He used no reed instrument or im
sic of any kind to propitiate the rer
tiles. He would simply squat on hi
haunches in front of them , and , afte
they had been hissing and swayin ;
their uplifted heads backward and foi
ward for a few minutes , he raised hi
hands above their heads and slowl ;
made them descend till they rested 01
the snakes' heads. He then stroke
them gently , speaking all the time ii
the most endearing Hindoostane
terms. The serpents appeared spell
bound. They made no effort to reseu
the liberty , but remained quite still
with heads uplifted , and seemed rathe
to enjoy it. Presently his hands woul <
descend down the necks about thre
inches below the heads , his finger
would close loosely around the necks
and he would lift them off the grouni
and place them on his shoulders. Th
looseness of the grip appeared to b <
the main secret. The snakes , being ii
no way hurt , would then slowly craw
through his fingers and wind them
selves round his neck , his shoulder
and his arms. They appeared to real
ize that no harm was to bo done them
and they made no effort to resen
the handling. lie would pick then
gently off one arm and place them 01
the other and , in fact , stroke them am
pet them as if they had been a pai ;
of harmless worms. Cornhill.
A TIGRESS WITH A GRUDGE
She GetH Fnrlonn nt Sight of a Keep
er Who Once Bent Her.
There is a lean tigress in the Centra
park menagerie who spends a part o
the day beating her head against th <
Iron bars of her cage in a vain attemp
to spring upon one of the keepers
Ordinarily the animal is quiet enough
[ t is only when this keeper passe :
that she ceases to be a purring cat am
becomes a fiend incarnate. The othei
tuorniug the tigress was in an extreme
ly bad temper. When her fancied en
einy stuck a mop in through the bars
to clean her cage , she sprang at him
growling in thunderous bass. Nearly
everybody in the crowd stepped bacl
Involuntarily. The keeper placed ai
Iron bar in the cage at the great cat'i
Feet and went on with his work , whih
the animal snarled in impotent rag <
and drew back her upper lip over twc
learning white fangs.
"She doesn't seem to be fond of you , '
ventured a bystander.
"No , there isn't much love lost be
tween us , " replied the keeper. "Hei
tantrums show that animals treasure
grudges just like people. That tigress
: ame here eight years ago. A day 01
two after she arrived I had to punisl
icr , and she has never got over it
3he watches me all day out of the cor
aer of her eye , and every time I gc
y the cage she makes a jump. I sup
lose she thinks she'll get me some
; irne. If she does , I might as well saj
While the man talked the tigress
ooked at him with hate plainly stamp
; d on her face. When he went away ,
me watched him until he was lost tc
riew. Then she resumed her nervous
: ramp , tramp. New York Mail and
Profits In Fractions of Cents.
It is most astonishing that trade
n these days is making its enormous
irofits in the fractions of a cent. In
me of the cities of the country there
vas a bank president who gave his
nillions for philanthropic purposes ,
During his life , even on the days when
le was almost too infirm to walk , he
vould trudge sadly and brokenly tc
lis home. One day a man met him on
: he street and said :
"Why don't you take the street car ? "
He instantly replied , "My deai
'riend , do you appreciate the fact that
i hundred dollars would have to work
lalf a. week to pay that fare ? "
And yet he gave two .millions to a
ibrary and another million to a hos-
) ital. That is the spirit of modern
noney making. On the one hand it
sets the millions through the fractions
> f cents , and with the other it spends
: he millions without regard to deci-
nals. Saturday Evening Post.
Squares of Consecutive Numbers.
Squares of consecutive numbers , as
) , 1 , 2 , 3. 4 , etc. . may be formed by the
imple rule : To the square of the pro-
: eding number add the preceding num-
) er and the number itself. Thus :
02 = 0
lz = 0-fO-fl = l
22 = l-H-f2 = 4
3 = = 4-f2--3 = 9
4 = = 9-f3-H = 16
The algebraic proof is :
New York Sun.
Our first regular factory for manu-
'acturing glass was established at
[ temple , N. H. , in 1780 and was oper-
ited by imported German glassmakers.
When you forget there are others ,
rou are nearing a burned bridge.
Knew AH a heir Tricks.
"Gentlemen , " said Frederick the
Great , "I am entirely dissatisfied with
the cavalry. The regiments are com
pletely out of hand ; there is no ac
curacy , no order ; the men ride like
tailors. I beg that this may not occur
again anil that each of you will pay
more ettentioii to his duty , but I know
how things go on. You think I nm not
up to your dodges , but I know them all
and will recapitulate thet : > .
"When the. season for riding drill
comes on , the captain sends for the
sergeant major and says : 'I have an
appointment this morning at . Tell
the first lieutenant to take the rides. '
So the sergeant major goes to the
senior subaltern and gives him the
message , and the latter says : 'What !
The captain will be away ? Then I am
off limiting. Tell the second lieutenant
to take the men. ' And thi second lieu
tenant , who is probably still in bed ,
says : 'What , both of them away ? Then
I will stay where I am. I was up till
3 this morning at a dance. Tell the
cornet I am ill and he must take the
rides. ' Finally the cornet remarks :
'Lookhere , sergeant major , what is
the good of my standing out there in
the cold ? You know all about it much
better than I do. You go and take
them , ' and so it goes , and what must
be the end 'of it all ? What can I hope
to do with such cavalry before the en
emy ? " "History of Frederick the
By Klaln Strength.
Mr. Jowdors looked gloomily at the
letter to which he had just painfully
affixed his ( signature and then cast a
dubious glance at his wife.
"Do you want to just run this over
before I send it to son James ? " ho in
quired , and when Mrs. Jowders shook
her head he hastily folded the sheet ,
which bore the marks of hours of toil ,
and thrust it into an envelope , which
he sealed with trembling expedition
and then leaned back in his chair with
an air of relief.
"I was afeared you'd want to read it ,
and then most likely 'twould be all to
do over again , mother , like the last
one , " he said , "but I'm glad James
wrote he didn't mind a word misspell
ed here and there. There's some things
I can do , but I never could seem to get
a good purchase on the system of spell
ing , some way.
"As I view it , " continued Mr. Jew
ders , "there's some words you can
spell by the looks and some you can
spell by the sound. Them I can most
gen'ally manage , but when * you come
to spelling by jedgment and main
strength my chances are about as slim
as they make 'em. " St. Louis Repub
Verdi and Bismarck on Titles.
The composer Verdi was offered a
title of nobility by King Victor Em
manuel. It was intended that he should
be created Marquis or Cerate de Bus-
seto , after the estate upon which he
lived. The composer refused the offer
energetically. He considered that Verdi
was somebody and that the Marquis de
Busseto would be nobody.
Even Bismarck was unable to parry
a blow of this character. When the
young emperor broke with him , he
conferred upon him the title .of Duke
of Lauenbourg. Bismarck received the
parchment with this exclamation :
"A pretty name ! It will bo handy for
traveling incognito. "
Some days after a parcel arrived'at
Varziii bearing the address "Mme. la
Duchesse de Lauenbourg. "
Bismarck , to whom it was delivered ,
being then at table , arose and , offering
the letter to his wife , remarked iron
"Duchess , enchanted to make your
acquaintance ! "
Where He Shone.
A Thespian who spent several years
trying to get beyond "the carriage
awaits milord" station in first class
Broadway productions was induced by
his brother to join him in the dairy
business in the City of Mexico. While
on a business trip to this city recently
buying new machinery and appliances
Cor his prosperous Mexican creameries
he met one of his former companions
\vho was still struggling for an oppor
tunity to "say lines. " An exchange of
confidences revealed the fact that the
former actor was now making a snug
fortune in the milk business , and his
Crieud , the persevering player , remark
ed : "You're all right , Billy. You could
never have shone in a theatrical way ,
but you arc a star in a milky way. "
Xew York Sun.
The Word Gazette.
The word "gazette" is from the name
af an old Venetian coin worth about
sne-half cent of our money. The name
is applied to newspapers because it
\vas the sum charged for reading the
tirst written journals that made their
appearance in luoO. After the paper
was read it Avas handed back to the
jwner , who charged the next comer a
gazette for taking a peep at it.
h Rohea of Stntc.
Every robcinaker in London always
keeps some of the most expensive
robes of state those of a registrar , for
instance ready and lends them out
svhen officials have to use them at any
; reat ceremony. Many a peer , when
lis portrait is to be added to the family
picture gallery , has obtained the crim
son and ermine from his tailor for a
Why She Discarded Him.
"Don't despair , Edward , even if fa-
: her does say you'll be young enough
: o marry five years from now. "
"Oh , I don't care for myself , but how
ibout you ? " Philadelphia Times.
"But ze foot of ze bed , " the bewil- '
lered Frenchman said , "it ees not on1
end of ze laig ! " New York Commer- ,
: ial Advertiser.
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Summer Underwear &c
Our stock in these lines
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THE . . . .
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Don't get side-tracked in business. Dull
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You may as well expect to run a steam en
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eating , often has headache and sometime :
dizziness. A few doses of Chamberlain' :
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McConnell's & Berry's drug store. . .
he has a hard enough time. Every
thing that the expectant mother
can do to help her child she should
do. One of the greatest blessings
she can give him is health , but to
do this , she must have health her
self. She should use every means
to improve her physical condition.
She should , by ail means , supply
through the crisis
e n s i 1 y and
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ii- < -s strength
and viator to the
mon sense will
m IT s c 1 e s are ,
which bear the
strain , the less
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A woman living in Fort Wayne ,
Ind. , says : "Mother's Friend"did
wonders for me. Praise God for
your liniment. "
Read this from Hunel , Cal.
" Mother's Friend is a blessing to
all women who undergo nature's
ordeal of childbirth. "
Get Mother's Friend at the
drug store. 51 per bottle.
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Write for our free illustrated book , " Before
Baby is , Horn. "
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system is the only safe and sure method of curIng -
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