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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (July 5, 1901)
By F. M. KIMMELL.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Largest Circulation in Red Willow Co.
Subscription , $1 a Year in Advance
TUB Holdrege Progress figures it out
that Holdiege would soon have a popu
lation of 10,000 if the people of that city
would destroy nil of their catalogues ,
kill off all the peddlers and support the
home merchants. The same conditions
would soon raise McCook a to second
WHAT a wonderful era of generosity
and good will to institutions of learning
is that of the present ! The ambitious
boy or girl who desires a college train
ing in these days in any part of this
country experiences far less difficulty in
obtaining it tlian did the generation of
thirty years ago. If there are any Abra
ham Li n col us at humble firesides at the
dawn of this century they need not con
fine their studies to borrowed books
painfully conned by the flickering and
uncertain light of pineknots. May there
not be some little danger that to some
extent here and there the higher edu
cation may be made too luxurious and too
facile ? New York Tribune.
THE government will soon be paying
$1,000,000 a year on account of the war
with Spain. The pension office returns
now show that the payroll is about $834-
750. The total applications for pensions
up to June i , on account of this war were
37i ° 95- They are now coming in at the
rate of 1,400 a month. The June returns
will doubtless show a great increase in
number of applications. This is due to
the fact that an army of pension attor
neys has massed at San Francisco and
make it their business to corral the mus-
tered-out soldier and see that he becomes
an applicant at once for the government's
bounty. It makes little difference , they
assure him , whether he is sick or has
been wounded in the service ; he has un
doubtedly filled his system with germs
of future trouble , which , when they
have incubated a sufficient time , will ap
pear as rheumatism , defective vision ,
deafness and all the other ills flesh is
heir to. They warn him that other men
are applying and that now is the ap
pointed time ; they will , ' of course , take
the case on commission. Portland
IT requires only a short study of the
map of the Burlington , Great Northern
and Northern Pacific railroads to con
vince the average man that one of the
early moves of the new owners will be
to connect the central part of the Burl
ington system with the Great Northern
by means of a line from Sioux City to
Omaha or an'extension of the Pacific
Short line from O'Neil to the Burling
ton road at or near Thedford. Possibl
both of these connections will be founc
advantageous. Gossip has it that this
connection will be one of the first things
taken up after the return of Mr. Hil
from his summer vacation. It is also
rumored that the Great Northern system
of accounting is to be adopted on the
Burlington immediately , and that othe
changes of more or less importance may
I be looked for in the near future. The
patrons of the road hope that the
changes will not go so far as to cause
changes in the personnel of the offices
and employes or in the historic policy o
the corporation. It does not seem to
old citizens of the territory served by the
Burlington that any important changes
are likely to improve the management
of the property. Lincoln Journal.
Socialism of the Future.
The Denver physician who is said to
have "electrified" the people of that
city by proposing government regula
tion of marriages and the removal by
poison or otherwise of mental and
physical defectives suggests nothing that
has not been advocated over and over :
again by other savages.
It is a good sign that communities in
which this revival of ancient heathen
ism takes place are shocked by the pro
position , forjt is thus seen that human
ity revolts at it , but there is no reason
why anybody should be astonished or
electrified by a barbarism as old as the :
The frequent renewal of this idea of
late probably emphasizes tin * growth of
socialistic ideas among the idle and ill-
informed. When government shall per
form all the duties which individuals
have been in the habit of attending to
for themselves advanced thinkers will
naturally enough undertake to clothe
the state with power to drown babies
and hang the aged and feeble.
After the family has been broken up
and personal pride and natural affection
destroyed it ought not to be difficult to
introduce the pagan practice of exposing
infants and stoning the decrepit. Chicago
While we are advertising many desir
able remnants in wall paper at a very low
price our stock is still the most complete
we have ever shown at this season of the
year. Prices you know are lower than
they have ever been before.
50 cts buys a good cherry pitter
at the Bee Hive.
1J. C. KBLLOGC has returned from his
trip to Buffalo.
MuS. F. F. NEUHAUKR celebrated the
Fourth in Denver.
F. M. HAUGEN of Trenton was down
from Trenton to celebrate \vilh us.
STATK SENATOR Ar < r UN and family of
Arapnhoe were our guests , yesterday.
D. C. BENEDICT of Culbertson was
one of the crowd , Fourth of July evening.
MRS. V. H. SOLLIDAY went up to
Denver , Thursday , on No. 13,011 a short
MRS. L. F. GuiGGS has been viewing
the sights at the Buffalo exposition since
Mrs. J. F. FORllES and the children
are spending the week with her parents
Miss NELLIE SLABY has been visiting
her sister in Denver , this week , going
up on Monday.
MRS. FRANK HARRIS came down
from Denver , Monday night on 6 , re
turning home on i , Wednesday.
SUP'T G. H. THOMAS returned to
Harvard , Tuesday night , after spending
a week here on school business.
REV. FRANCIS LAWSON arrived home ,
Thursday on i , from visiting relatives in
Chicago , St. Paul and Minneapolis.
MRS. I. J. OWEN came down from
Yuuia , Colorado , and visited her sister ,
Mrs. J. H. Ludwick , over the Fourth.
MRS. McMANiGAL and little son , of
Auiarilla , Texas , were the guests of Jack
Cook and family the past week. Oxford
MRS. L. W. STAYNER of McCook was
here , this ( last ) week , visiting with
Charley Ball and family. Red Cloud
MR AND MRS. HOWE SMITH departed
on 2 , Tuesday morning , for Binghatnton ,
New York , to spend about a mouth at
the old home.
GEORGE HOCKNEM. goes to New
York on a business-pleasure visit , Buffalo
and New York city being among the
points he will touch.
MRS. F. F. NEUBAUER returned home ,
close of last week , from spending a few
weeks visiting over at St. Francis and
other points on the brauch.
MR. AND MRS. SAM PATTERSON of
Arapahoe were with us on the Fourth.
Saui is manager of Arapahoe's base ball
aggregation , a clever fellow and a player
of good ball.
Miss EMMA BURROWS , a sister of
Mrs. Herman Pade , arrived iu the city ,
close of last week , to visit her sister
Miss Burrows has for years been a valued
teacher in the public schools of Feud du
Lac. Wisconsin , and has for some years
jeld a princioalship in that city.
O. B. THORGRIMSON will leave , to
morrow , via Lincoln , for Seattle , Wash
ington , where he contemplates locating
in the practice of law. At Lincoln he
will be joined by Sam W. Pinkerton ,
who will accompany him to the North
west for the same purpose. Both of these
boys were graduated from the law de
partment of the Nebraska university at
the end of the last school year , and they
go to that land of promise and opportu
nity well equipped to make their mark
and it is the hope und confident expec
tation of their many friends that they
will hew their way through to success
and its financial reward.
To Union Men.
Smoke the "Vivo Cigar" made and
run by union cigar makers. The finest
cigar iu the United States. You can
buy them at the following places :
J. H. BENNETT .
D. W. LOAR'S. Take
A. C. CLYDE'S.
W. M. LEWIS' . ' no
J. C. KNOX'S. other.
2 large cakes Parafine 35 cts at
he Bee Hive.
Monogram extracts , good as the
jest , 2 for 25 cts at the Bee Hive.
It is probably true that almost every
nan has in him certain qualities which
vould draw some woman to him , but it
s difficult to frame a statement in gen-
ral terms of "What Women Like in
Hen. " This is the task which a very
veil-known author , under the nom-de-
ilume of Rafford P3'ke , has undertaken
n the Cosmopolitan for July in a clever
issay , which proves him to have made
Foman the subject of thorough obstrva-
ion and comprehensive study. "The
oreign girl , " says the author , "marries
he man with whom she will be happy ,
he American marries the man without
rhom she will be unhappy. "
THE CASH MARKET.
B.&M. Meat Market
MAGNER WALSH , Props.
The Best of Everything Kept
For Sale in a First-
Poultry of All Kinds Bought.
53 * > Market now open and ready for
business. Your patronage respectfully
The PlucUy Hector.
Dr. W. S. Rainsford had started a
mission school In the back rooms of a
saloon on Avenue A and at one of the
flrst sessions found n big ruffian In
possession , greatly to the discomfort
of the teacher. Told to go out , the fel
low Informed Dr. Ralusford with an
oath that he would see him further
flrst. The doctor talked peece.ibly
enough to the blackguard , hoping to
avoid a disturbance , but when he swore
at him again gave him his own medi
cine In a blow that felled him like an
ox. The fellow arose , dazed and grop
ing , to find the doctor standing over
him , ready to have it out.
"Have you got enough ? " he asked.
The man cried quits and went his way.
The Sunday school session proceeded.
A week later there was another flght.
The rector started In to clear the room ,
persuasion having failed , and found
the burly ruflian of the previous en
counter at his elbow.
"I thought I was in for It , " he said ,
telling of It , "and that they had come
to clean me out. I made sure my back
was free and turned upon them. Im
agine my surprise v.'hen I saw my cus
tomer of the week before grab the oth
er by the neck a'ld rush him to the
" 'Here. ' he said , firing him out , 'the
rector and 1 can clean out this saloon ! '
That was the last flght we had. "
IIlH Sail Blander.
Yes , it was a sad blunder.
He thought the children were in the
other room , but it so happened that It
was occupied by his wife and a lachry
mose neighbor. We all know these sen
sitive women who weep on the slight
est provocation , who begin to sniffle
when they talk of their woes , this be
ing really little more than a bid for
words of comfort , and this woman was
one of them. What had happened is
quite immaterial. Something had been
said or done that had completely upset
her , and in her appeal for solace she
As before remarked , he thought the
children were in the other room , and
one of the children had been suffering
from cold in the head. Of course ev
ery one knows how annoying a young
ster with a cold in the head can be ,
and he was not in the best of humor
"For heaven's sake , blow your nose ! "
he cried at last.
Oh , yes ; it was a sad blunder , but
even blunders have their compensa
tions. The lachrymose one does not
come to that house for sympathy as
she formerly did. Chicago Post
It was evident in his swagger that he
was a scion of the British aristocracy ,
and the most casual observer could not
have failed to note that he was a
stranger to the city. He touched a well
dressed , auburn haired young man who
was lolling in front of a Broadway ho
tel on the shoulder.
"Pardon me , me dear man , but could
I trouble you for a match ? " After
lighting his cigar he continued : "Bah
Jove , this is a remarkable city ! This
Is me flrst visit to New York , d'you
know. I'm a deuced stranger , but on
the other side I'm a person of impor
tance. I am Sir Francis Daffy , Knight
of the Garter , Knight of the Bath ,
Knight of the Double Eagle , Knight of
the Golden Fleece , Knight of the Iron
Cross. D'you mind telling me your
name , me dear man ? "
Replied he of the auburn hair in a
deep , rich brogue :
"Me name is Michael Murphy , night
before last , night before that , last night ,
tonight and every night Michael Mur
phy. " New York Sun.
The Way to Force Plants to Branch.
There is only oue way in which a
plant can be forced to branch , and that
is by cutting off the stalk. The plant
thus interfered with will make an ef
fort to grow , and either a new shoot
will be sent up to take the place of the
lost top or several shoots- will be sent
out along the stalk. If but one starts ,
cut it back. Keep up this cutting back
process until you have prepared as
many branches as you think are need
ed. Persistency and patience will
oblige the plant to do as you would like
to have it do. Ladies' Home Journal.
Poor Tnrset Practice.
A general was hard pressed in battle
and on the point of giving way when
suddenly a spirit soldier came to his
rescue and enabled him to win a great
victory. Prostrating himself on the
ground , he asked the spirit's name.
"I am the god of the target , " replied
the spirit. "And how have I merited
your godship's kind assistance ? " in
quired the general. "I am grateful to
you , " answered the spirit , "because
In your days of practice you never :
ance hit me. " From "A Century of f
Chinese Literature. "
What They Got.
On his way home from the lodge
Mr. Jymes was held up by footpads
ind relieved of all his valuables.
"What did they get. Rufus ? " ans-
ously asked Mrs. Jymes after he had
cached his home and reported his loss.
"Everj'thing except the password I"
ic groaned. Chicago Tribune. '
To Drive Ants Prom the Lnvrn.
Fine coal ashes sprinkled about the
jurrows of ants will cause them to
eave. Ashes may be used on the lawn
ivithout injury to the grass. Sifted
ishes are best , but those fresh from
he stove , shaken from the stove shov-
sl , will answer the purpose very well.
Ladies' Home Journal.
The Japanese , although a cleanly
eople , are not fastidious on a Journey.
Jore than 90 per cent of their passen
gers go on third class rates.
Statistics show that women marrj
ater In life than they used to. y <
What FriKlitcnca Him.
| While crossing the isthmus of Pana
ma by rail some years ago the conduct
or obligingly stopped the train for Mr.
Campion to gather some beautiful
criinscn flowers by the roadside. It
was midday and intensely hot. In his
"On the Frontier" Mr. Campion tells a
peculiar story of this flower picking
I refused offers of assistance and
went alone to pluck the flowers. After
gathering a handful I noticed a large
bed of plants knee high and of delicate
form and a beautiful green shade. I
walked to them , broke off a fine spray
und placed it with the flowers.
To my amazement I saw that I had
gathered a withered , shriveled , brown
ish weed. I threw it away , carefully
selected a large , bright green plant
and plucked it. Again I had in my
hand a bunch of withered leaves.
It flashed through my mind that a
sudden attack of Panama fever , which
was very prevalent and much talked
of , had struck me delirious.
I went "off my head" from fright In
a panic I threw the flowers down and
was about to run to the train. I looked
around. Nothing seemed strange. I
felt my pulse. All right I was in a
perspiration , but the heat.would have
made a lizard perspire.
Then I noticed that the plants where
I stood seemed shrunken and wilted.
Carefully I put my linger on a fresh
branch. Instantly the leaves shrank
and began to change color. I had been
frightened by sensitive plants.
A Bit of lied Tape.
The absurdities of officialism have
perhaps never been better illustrated
than by the incident in the career of
Lord Shaftesbury which the author of
"Collections and Recollections" relates :
One winter evening In 1807 he was
sitting in his library in Grosvenor
square , when the servant told him
that there was a poor man waiting to
see him. The man was shown In and
proved to be a laborer from Clerkeu-
well and one of the innumerable re
cipients of the old earl's charity.
He said , "My lord , you have been
very good to me , and I have come to
tell you what I have heard. " It ap
peared that at the public house which
he frequented he had overheard some
Irishmen of desperate character plot
ting to blow up Clerkenwell prison.
He gave Lord Shaftesbury the in
formation , to be used as he thought
best , but made it a condition that his
name should not be divulged. If it
were , his life would not be worth an
Lord Shaftesbury pledged himself to
secrecy , ordered his carriage and drove
Instantly to Whitehall. The authori
ties there refused , on grounds of ofli-
cial practice , to entertain the informa
tion without the name and address of
the informant These , of course , could
not be given. The warning was re
jected , and the jail was blown up.
Her Wcddlnj ? "Tower. "
An accommodation train on a dis
tant railroad was dragging along , when
a long , lean and sallow woman , in what
appeared to be subdued bridal finery ,
leaned across the aisle of the car and
said seriously to a lady sitting opposite
"Dear me ! It's a kind of a solemn
thing to be traveliu with two hus
bands , now. ain't it ? "
"I do not know what you mean , " re
plied the lady. |
"Oh. mebbe not Well , you see , my
first husband died 'bout a year ago an
was buried over in Patrick county ,
an last week I was married ag'in , an
me an my second husband have been
over in Patrick county on a little wed-
din towi'r. an I thought I'd kind of
like to have my first husband buried
in the graveyard nigh where I'm goiu
to live now. an my second husband
was willin. so we tuk my first hus
band up , an he's in the baggage car
along with our other things. My second
end husband is settin out on the
platform takin a smoke , an 1 been
settin here thinkin how solemn it is
to go on a weddin tower with two
husbands. It's a tumble solemn piece
of bizness when you come to think
of it" Laurence Lee in Lippincott's
Why Cables Get Tired.
There has been some question , says
rhe Electrical Engineer , as to the rea
son why certain cables lose their con
ducting properties and have in some
instances to be replaced. A learned
Frenchman has submitted a paper on
the subject to the Academic des Sci
ences. In this paper he states that
ivhen cables lose their electrical prop
erties it is because they are always
jsed for one kind of current only , ei-
her positive or negative. If used I
sometimes for positive and sometimes j
'or negative , they will , he states , pre- j
erve their conductive qualities indef-
nitely. Experiments with nine wires
mining from Paris to Dijon demon- !
trated this , he says.
"You haven't much sympathy for the
equcst from your employees for sliort-
r hours. "
"Not much. " answered Mr. Cumrox.
'It goes to show that men don't know
vhen they are well off. If they had
leen invited around to musicales and
ragged through Europe by Mrs. C.
nd the girls like I have , maybe they'd
ppreciate the privilege of staying in
nice , comfortable , businesslike office
line or ten hours a day. " Washington
"Have you fastened the windows , '
ear ? " she asked , as they were about
o retire for the night
"No. What's the use ? I gave you
he last dollar I had to buy that new
at , and we needn't fear bnrglars. "
"But they might sit down on the bat
on know. " Washington Post '
3Do Ifjon See *
Any reason why a shopper should
doubt the evidence of his or her
senses ? There isn't any such reason ; 3 ?
and that's why we ask you to come v
and see for yourselves how well this
store is prepared to give you special
service and unequaled merchandise
at a great saving. It is but a A
O O Si G tit
To buy where you can secure the best | f
and most good for the least money. 1 ?
Hence we urge you to try us on any = J ?
thing in the line of Jf
For we are here to sell goods and O
please and satisfy our customers in $
every particular , especially in highness
of quality and lowness of price.
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Produce just as good as cash.
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Authorized Capital , $100,000.
Capital and Surplus , $6OOOO
GEO. HOCKNELL , President. B. M. FREES , V. Pros.
F. A. PEN NELL , Cash. LOUIS THORGRIMSON , Ass't Cash.
A. CAMPBELL , Director. FRANK HARRIS , Director.
Before the Eyes of the World
we paint the merits of the " Sole of Honor , "
Selz' "R-oyad Blue" S3.50 Shoe.
In the shoe is the best of work and leather
and "back of it" is the name of Selz.
Selz means perfection and stands for satis
In all such kinds and styles
and leathers as are right .
m at one price ,
Selz , Schwab & Co. , Chicago , the largest manufacturers of good
ahoes In the world , make this good shoe for men.
For sale by C. L. DeGroff & Co.
'hat this malady which has steadily baffled the skill of tne brightest and mo t
intelligent physicians should now be so readily curable seems almost bevond
realization. But strange as it may appeas to some , all acknowledge "its
truth after a trial of Palmer's Rheuma Compound the great uric
acid insolvent the BLOOD PURIFIRR THAT PURIFIER
It lestoaes these BED-RIDDEN FOR YEARS. A blood
purifies that ACTS. Palmer's Rheuma Compound.
'rice , 50 cents - - - McCONNELL & Berry. McCook , Nebraska.
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