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GEOBCJE JIOCKNELL , President. B. 1L TUBES , Yicc President. W. F. LATVSON , Cashier.
A. CAMPBELL , Director. S. L. GKEEN , Director.
The Citizens Snlf UB IVIUIilUUIlB
INCORPORATED UNDEfl STATE LAWS.
Paid Up Capital , $50,000.
Collections made on all accessible ; points. Drafts drawn directly
on principal cities of urope. Taxes paid for non
residents. Money to lonn on fanning lands ,
city nnd persoKal property.
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V. FRANKLIN , President , JOHN R. CLARK , Vice Pros.
A. C. EBERT , Cashier. THOS. I. GLASSCOTT , Ass. Cash ,
The First National Bank , Lincoln , Nebraska.
The Chemical National Bank , New York City.
BANK - OF
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natures or satisfactory collateral.
Drafts drawn on the principal cities of thfc
United States and Europe.
C. E. SHAW , Pres. JAY OLXEY , Vice Pre\
CHAS. A. VAN PELT , Cash. P. A. WELLS , Asst. Cash.
wishes to announce that his stock pf
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WHITE RUBBER'TEIMMED HARNESS ,
finest ever brought to "Western Nebraska/
West Dennison St. McCOOK , NEBRASKA.
$ SOOOO.OO !
TO LOAN ON
.Improved Farms in Red Willow County
8 AT 8 PEE CENT. 8
McCook Loan and Trust Co ,
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: DEALERS IN =
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\ C. H. BOYLE ,
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Eeal Estate , Loans and Insurance ,
Jgg Ofllce upstairs In the Bcott building ,
iouth of Commercial Hotel , McCoot , Neb.
SRCIAl HOTEL ,
GEO. E. JOHNSON , Prop.
McCOOK , - NEBRASKA.
This house has been completely renovated
nnd refurnished throughout , and is first-clas *
in every respect. Hates rcasonabel.
A. J. EITTBKIIOUSE , " W.E. STAUB ,
McCook. Indianol * .
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J. BYRON JENNINGS ,
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW
Will practice in the state and United State *
courts , and before the U. S. Land ofllcoat
iCareful atte.ntion clven to collections.
Office over the Nebraska Loan and Bankinf
Co. , McCook. _
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THOS , GOLFER ,
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW
AND NOTARY PUBLIC.
Eeal Estate Bousrht and Sold and Collec
tions made. Monev Loaned on real estata
nnd rinal proof. Agent Lincoln Land Co.
Office In Phillips-ileeker block.
HUGH W. COLE ,
' HIcCOOK , - NEBRASKA.
"Will practice in nli courts. Commercial
nnd Corporation latr a specialty.
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Dr. A. P. WELLES ,
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEON ,
McCOOK , NEBRASKA.
Special attention given to diseases of Women
and Children. The latest improved methods at
Electricity used in all cases requiring such treat
ment. OfflcoovfrMcMHlen's IJrug Store. Res
idence , North Kkia Street.
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DAVIS & JONES ,
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS ,
ZIcCOOK , NEBRASKA.
OFFICE HOURS : 9 to 11 a. m. ; 2 to 5 p. m.t
7 to 9 p. m. Rooms : Over First National bank.
The BEST SALVE In the world for oats , brnlses ,
lores , ulcers , salt rheum , fever -cares , tetter ,
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A SIGHT OP STOBM ,
UST lock up
your rooms , Marjorie -
jorie , and go down
with us for a "few
weeks , " said Miss
Alixe > Walton ,
know you can't do
any work worth mentioning during
the heated terra , and "
She was going to say , "You will
only be consuming your hard-earned
money if you remain here , " but
after the briefest hesitation tactfully
added instead :
"You know we shall bo only too
delighted to have your society. "
"Thank you , Alixe , " said Marjorie ,
with a grateful glance at her friend
from under her brown lashes. But
her pale , proud lips trembled almost
imperceptibly , and for awhile longer
he hesitated about accepting the
She was just a poor music-teacher ,
and the prospect of staying in town
while nearly all her pupils were out
of it , during the sultry days of mid
summer , and using up the small sum
she had , while earning nothing with
which to replace it , was not u pleas
ant one ; while , on the other hand ,
the alternative offered her of spend
ing her enforced vacation in a cool ,
airy cottage by the seaside was , vn-
deed , verjr , very tempting to the
tired , hard-worked girl.
But she was sensitively proud , and
shrunk from the thought ot receiv
ing the many benefits which some of
her .wcalhhy acquaintances and
particularly Miss Alixe Walton
were so willing to bestow upon her.
"Come , what do you say , Marjorie -
ie ? " persisted Alixe , after allowing a
few minutes for ' '
of course it will be 'yes , ' since that
is the only sensible decision which
you could possibly make. Very well ,
then" giving Marjorie no chance to
contradict her "we are going down
next week , and early in the following
week we shall expect you to join us
without fail. "
And so , with a kiss and one of her
most coaxing smiles , the pretty , im
perious daughter of wealth and fash
ion won the coveted answer from
Marjorie's self-reluctant lips almost
before the latter was aware of it.
"The proud little bohemian ! "
laughed Miss Alixe softly under her
breath , as she ran ligrhtty down to
the carriage waiting for her at the
curb. "She would almost rather
swelter here in town , and perhaps
nali starve in the bargain , than to
accept anything that looks like pat
"But , thank goodness ! she cannot
doubt the reality of my friendship.
And she might have all those com-
fprts and luxuries of her very own il
she only would , for I'm certain that
Parke Griswold Ah ! " pausing
abruptly , with one dainty foot on
the carriage-step , as a new idea
seemed to strike her "why didn't I
think of that before ? Mr. Griswold
will be a charming addition to our
small circle , but it will never do to
give pretty Miss Marjorie a hint of
that ! "
* * * *
It was one of the most charmingly
pickturesque spots imaginable on
ihe Atlantic coast.
A little back from the ocean stood
Ihe spacious Walton college , its long
windows everywhere opening upon
wide and any verandas , and thence
to the broad stretch of velvety lawn ,
with its brilliant flower-beds and
sparkling : fountains.
In vivid contrast between that
and the sea lay the white , shingly
beach , while just below the smooth
shore changed to one of rough and
rugged grandeur , great rocky points
and "cliffs jutting sharply out into
the moaning waters.
Just now the whole picturesque
scene was flooded with thesoft , gold
en afterglow of sunset , and the
beauty of it had drawn everybody
out upon the lawn or the beach be
A little apart from the others , the
soft , ripplimr waves curling almost
to their leet , stood Miss AValton nnd
Marjorie Trevor , the latter looking
distractinprly lovely in one oF the
simple white jrowns that she usually
wore and a bright-colored light wrap
drawn gracefully about her shoul
They were chatting away in merry ,
girlish fashion , when Alixe , turning
her head suddenly , caught sight of a
tall masculine figure striding toward
them from the lawn.
"Dear me ! " she exclaimed , with a
petulant little air of vexation which
seemed charmingly natural. "Here
comes Mr. Griswold. 1 shall have to
postpone my story until a more con
venient time , Marjorie. "
"Oh , don't go , Alixe ! " cried Majorie ,
almost pleadingly , laying a detain
ing hand on her companion's arm as
she turned to flit away.
"I shouldn't , dear , if I didn't know
that the gentleman doesn't take the
least bit of interest in my society.
And it is so embarrassing to feel one's
self de trop that I really can't do it
even to please you , Marjorie. "
And the next moment shr was flit
ting up the beach past Mr. ( iriswold ,
who merely pausing to exchange a
laughing word or two with her ,
hastened on to join Marjorie , now
standing silent and motionless , her
back toward him.and her brown eyes
guzing wistfully out over the sighing
sea.For awhile he stood beside her ,
talking of the sunsetglories all about
them ; then they strolled on down
the sands toward the craggy points
"Let me sit here , Marjorie , " ho
said , and she started a little at that
name which ho used now for the
first time. "I ha\e something to
tell you , I have waited so long so
patiently ! But you will listen to
me now , Marjorie" with tender
pleading in his voice "I must tell
you what is in my heart. "
She sunk down mechanically upon
the large , flat rock which ho had
designated , her lips pressed together ,
her sweet face very pale , and a pained
half-frightened look in the large
brown eyes which were so persistent
ly averted from the tender glances
bent upon her.
In silence she listened to the avow
al which she could parry no longer.
But when it was ended , and he
turned to her with flushed , expect
ant face , awaiting her answer , fake
shook oil the spell and spoke to him
in low tones which , though sweet
and pitying as music , fell like ice on
the passionate fever of his heart.
"I am sorry , " she answered , sim
ply. "You know I have done all I
could to avoid this , Mr. Griswold. I
understand all that it would mean to
me your love. Believe i. e , I would
accept it gladly if if I had a heart
to give you in return. But I have
not , so I must beg you to forget me ,
and to bestow your love upon some
other some one who will cherish it
as yon deserve. "
"Thenyoulove another , Marjorie ? "
he asked , huskily. "Tell me the
truth. If I must lose you "
He stopped , for his voice failed
him , and he looked away from the
lovely face beside him , with a changed
expression on his own that touched
Marjorie to the heart.
, "There is very little to tell , " she
answered , sadly. "The storyre brief
and simple enough , but it killed my
heart. IJoved once , Mr , Qriswolr ] ,
with all the strength and passion of
my soul. Like you , he was rich and
handsome , and I thought yes , even
now , I still believe that he was true
and noble and generous all that a
man should be. But trouble came
between us , we parted in bitter anger ,
and he went away , He vowed that he
would put the ocean between us and
never look upon my face again. I
have heard since that he ivas mar
ried to a beautiful English girl , and
that is all. But you see now why
I have no love to give any one. My
heart is dead , " she repeated with in
finite mournlulness , her great , soft
brown eyes turning again to the sea
that was growing gray and lonely in
the deepening dusk.
But Parko Griswold's handsome
face had undergone another change
before her little story was ended. It
was bright and flushed once more
"Even after nil that , Marjorie , 1'
implore you to be my wife , " he en
treated his strong voice full of a
passion and tenderness that seemed
irresistable. "He is gone out ol
your life ; forget him ; try to love me
instead. Oh , I think you can learn
to if you will only try , my darling ! "
He would not let her go but con
tinued to plead , with all the eloquence
that his masterful love could suggest ,
until at last Marjorie found herself
faltering , hesitating , almost on the
verge of yielding to his prayer.
"My life is so hard and lonely , "
she reflected as she listened to
his burning words , "why shouldn't
I give it into his keeping ? He loves
me well and truly , and perhaps I
might forget in time ; I might even
learn to love him who can tell ? "
"Let me have time to think it over ,
Mr. Griswold , " she said at last , put
ting her hand to her forehea d with a
faint , pathetic little smile. "I don't
know what to say to you just now.
But to-morrow , perhaps , or , at
most , before we return to town. "
And so top-ether they walked back ,
almost in silence , to the cottage.
Alixe was watching for them at
"He has proposed to you I know
he has , " she exclaimed under her
breath , drawing Marjorie aside , with
her own dark eyes sparkling joyous
ly. "I knew he would , when I saw
you walking down toward the point.
Oh , Marjorie , what a foolish girl you
will be if you don't accept him ! "
"Oh , Alixe. don't please don't ask
me anything ! " whispered Marjorie ,
the slight flush that had warmed her
cheeks suddenly dying out.
And then she escaped to her own
room to think out , if she could , the
problem of her future.
The next night came down dark
and stormy , and terribly desolate
beyond description ,
The sea moaned and roared and
dashed upon the rocks below with
awful fury , sending the white spray
in a blinding shower over all the
The loneliness , the desolation ,
somehow madeMarjorie realize what
her own future must be if she put
love from her forever.
"It is like my life , " she murmured ,
shudderingly. "Ah , I had best take
love now while it may be mine ! "
And she slipped , still half-hesitat-
down thestairs with the thought
of seeing Griswold and giving him
her answer while the mood was on
Just as she reached the dining-
room a deep sound came booming.
The sound which is so thrillinjily aw
ful on such a night as this the min
ute gun at sea.
It brought every one to his feet ,
and every lace there was white and
"A ship in distress ! " "A vessel on
the rocks ! " "God help them ! " were
the exclamatio7i- that pass * " * . in
bushed , terrified accents from lip to
Then everthing else was fost sight *
of and forgotten in the oxcitinglionra
A noble ship had struck on the
rocks , and some of her hapless pas
sengers went down to a watery grave ,
while others were saved by the almost
superhuman effort of strong , bravo
men on shore.
And not the least among them in
heroism was Park Griswold.
White and awestruck , Marjorie
Trevor went down and watched them
at their noblp work.
With a curious thrill at Jior 'heart
she bent over one tall , still form that
Park Griswold had rescued fron the
waves and laid near by upon the
Ono look , and she turned and
grasped her lover's arm.
"It is he it is Basil Theme ! " sha
whispered with blanched lips. "Tina
is the lover I told you of last , night. " 5 J
Parke Griswold uttered not a word
in answer ; but as he turned back to
his work of heroism the look on his
brave , handsome fact told Marjorie i a
all the story of his suffering.
She knelt beside that motionless
figure on the sand , scarcely breath *
ing herself she saw the signs of
life returning to it.
At last the blue eyes opened , and a
smile of ineffable Imppine'ss faint
though it was lumined the hand
some , micrble-white face.
"Marjorie ! " ho whispered , trying
to draw her cheek down to his owii ,
"we will never part again. "
She asked no questions then , only
tried to bring him back to life and
But latershe learned that thestory
of his marriage had been only an un
What her life might have been but
for that night of storm and terror
Marjorie shudders to contemplate.
Although she says that , because ho
saved her husband's life , heraffection
for Pa.rk Gruiwoi * ] is almost ptrong i
enough to make Basil jealous. i
But both Basil and Marjorie
Theme Jive in tTio brightest hopes ot
seeing pretty , darkeyed Alixe some i4
day console the noble fellow for his
disappointment. - - * .
And when that occurs and jusfc
now the event seems very probable
the cup of their happiness will in
deed be lull. Family Story Paper ,
iO- i igll.
WomaiVs Ready Wit.
"There's a peculiar motion , pecu
liar to woman alone , " said Edgar A.
Elliott , the philosopher , to a St. Louis
Republic reporter , as he pointed to a
frhrhtened female on the sidewalk.
"That woman is frightened because
she fears those prancing horses may
jump upon the sidewalk and crush
her beneath their iron-shod hoofs.
But what does she do under the cir
cumstances ? Docsshewith , woman's
ready wit , climb that fence or get be
hind that bighogshead ? "
"No , sir ; as you see , she is d.es
peratsly eiiffui'nd in pressing the
palm of her right linnd over * her right
ear and looking frightened . Her ob
ject in standing so still and retaining
that position of her right hand
against her right ear is to escape
from the crushing hoofs of that big
team. But that's only a specimen
of this so-called 'woman's wit. ' "
How to Take Soda , - _ .
From the Boston Gazette *
Good soda should be sipped ; quick
ly drinking off the effervescence ,
which is mere foam , an enterval of a
minute or two should be allowed be
fore the last half of the glass is tak
en. Clerks should know this andgive
the customer time , without warning
by looks or actions that they are
expected to leave in the shortest
possible order after bolting their so
da and paying for it. A glass of so
da is a refreshing stimulus , better
than food in a very hot noon ; but
rapidly tossed off , as most people
take it , is a recipe for cramps and'in
digestion. If it is poor soda , tasting
olt metal with the silver worn off , or
standing in silver too long flavored
with syrups made from oranges or
lemons whose musty taste is plain
to all refined palates , the less one
takes the better for life and health.
"Good and Westy. "
To the true born westerner , in
whom the instinct of moving on to
find a more desirable country never
dies , not even the Pacific ocean can
be barrier. A man of this class , who
had lived successfully in a number of
states and territories between his
native Ohio and his present home in
California , one day had a revival of
his migratory lonjrinir. He musb
"pack his grip" and "go west. * '
'But how can you get any farthei-
west than California ? he was asked
"Pshaw ! " he answered. "There's
plenty of west left , all down through
Mexican California and South Ameri
ca. There's Peru , now : I'd give a
deal to see the mines down there. I
tell you sir , " he cned , warming with
his subject , ' : it must berealgoodand
westy down in Peru ! " True Flag.
Humorof the Census.
The census taking reminds me oj
an old story that is forgotten by
people now. On the printed blanks
were the words :
Age of father ( if livin ; ; ) .
Aire o mother ( if living.
One of the papers were returned '
with the startling information that 3
the father was 120 years old and the
mother 112. The city fathers hast
ened down to see this ancient pair ,
and were much surprised to hear that
they died long ajro. "Then what do
you mean by this ? ' ' said the unirry
official , pointing to the ages. "Vt'hy
that's straight enough. It says
'Age if living , ' and th.fc would n *
been their ages I Uiv.f noy. Bos