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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 23, 1892)
ELEVENTH YEAR. MeCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. DEC. 23 , 1892. NUMBER 31.
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THE FINEST LINE IN THE CITY , JUST
THE THING FOR XMAS.
CLOAKS I MILLINERY
BIG - REDUCTIONS.
J , ALBERT WELLS , MclM.
- SEEING THOSEj
NICE EASY ROCKERS
THEY ARE JUST THE THING
FOR A HOLIDAY PRESENT FOR
YOUR WIFE , HUSBAND OR
Store near Post Office.
A. H. BURDICK
The company is getting in its nex
summer's supply of ice.
Frank Ives came in from Tacoma
Washington , first of the week.
Mrs. N. L. Cronkhite returned to
Hastings , Tuesday night on 6.
Mrs. B. H. Douglass is in Chicago vis
iting and will remain until spring.
B. IT. Douglass contemplates building
a hot house down on his fruit garden.
Superintendent Campbell was in the
state capital , Monday , on railroad busi
A mile in 37 seconds is a recent ac
complishment claimed by the Readinj
Mrs. John Lewis was down from Holyoke
eke , Colorado , first of the week , on a
visit to friends.
Dan Conover has moved his effect
up from Red Cloud and is living upstair
in the Tulley building.
Mrs. Will Ackerman went down to
Plattsmouth on 6 , Monday night , to
spend Christmas at home.
Doc Holliday went put on the road
Wednesday , after being off about
month on account of sickness.
Fred Schlegel is minus a finger
through a slight misunderstanding wit !
the circular saw. about a week since.
The Adams express company takes
charge of the entire express business o
the Q and Burlington after January ist
Mrs. J. F. Kenyon and Mrs. Frank
Kendlen returned home on 6 , Wednes
day afternoon , from a short visit in
We understand that the B. & M. wil
run a freight and passenger train on this
line , beginning some time in January.
F. C. Williams , carpenter , had his
right hand badly mangled , Tuesday
afternoon , by getting mixed up with the
merciless circular saw.
Bert Forbes , a brother of Chief Dis
patcher Forbes , arrived from Canada ,
close of last week , and will apply him
self to learning telegraphy.
James Castetter , a brakeman on the
first section of 153 , lost about one-half oi
Lhe little and third fingers on his right
hand while making a coupling last Sat
urday morning at this place. Curtis
George W. Kendall , brakeman on the
Drleans line , lost two fingers of his left
hand on Wednesday of last week , while
making a coupling at Bird City , Kan
sas. He came here last Friday , and Dr.
Davis amputated the injured members.
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& M. conducter of McCook , stopped a
short time in the city yesterday. Mr.
Granger is still suffering from burns re
ceived in the McCook fire where his wife
was fatally burned. Wednesday's Jour
Albert Johnson , brakeman for
Brainerd , jumped from engine 182 , last
? riday night , near Edison , while run
ning at the rate of about 20 miles per
lour , and sprained his left ankle severe-
y , besides receiving numerous bruises
Sunday morning at Cambridge Ed
3yrer had the misfortune to have the
humb of his left hand badly smashed
n making a coupling. He came to Mc-
2ook on the noon passenger and Dr.
Davis dressed the injured member ,
which an effort will be made to save ; al-
hough amputation may be necessary , as
he wound is a severe and extensive one.
The local railroad world is agog with
rumored changes and elevations in the
management of the Burlington. Contem
plating the elevation of Supt. Campbell
: o general superintendency ; Assist. Supt.
highland to the superintendency of the
western division ; Trainmaster Kenyon
: o the assistant superintendency of the
yens branch. Further and in fact the
deponent sayeth not.
The number of men employed on the
railroads of the country during the past
year was 784,225 , an increase of 34,984.
The extent of which organized industry
las increased the efficiency of labor is
shown by the fact that every engineer has
during the year carried an average of
369,077 passengers one mile and 2,329,639
ons of freight one mile. The total cap-
talization of the railways of the United
States last year was $9,828,475,015 , or
160,924 per mile of line. This shows an
ncreas of $602 per mile of line compared
with the previous year's report. The
jross earnings from operations during
he year were $1,096,761,395. But the
operating expenses were $731,887,893 , so
he net income from operation was only
The decrease in railroad building dur-
ng the past few years cannot be taken
as an indication that the business of the
railroads has not grown as rapidly as in
brmer years. The increase in the nuni-
> er of locomotives used last year was
,999 and thy number of cars was in
creased 45,9-14 , making a total of 32,139
ocomotives and 1,215,611 cars in use on
he railways of the United States. But
n spite of this increase in the transpor-
ation facilities of the country it has
) een impossible during the past few
months to move the freight that has de
manded shipment on some of the roads.
Especially has this been the case in the
west , where the demand for cars and lo
comotives for the transportation of farm
woducts has far exceeded the supply.
During the coming year large additions
will undoubtedly be made to the equip
ment of all the railroads , not only be
cause the World's fair traffic will have
o be provided for , but because the pro-
Incts of the country are increasing with
great rapidity. This growth in railroad
acilities will be particularly marked in
he west , where the agricultural and in-
[ ustrial development is greater than
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
C. Armstrong , Jr. , of Culbertson , was
here on business , Tuesday.
Miss Mary Myers is here from Lincoln
on a visit to her sister Mrs. B. B. Davis.
Dr. B. B. Davis was called up near
Benkelmcn , Wednesday , professionally.
H. M. Clute has returned from Be
atrice to make his home amongst us
Miss Bertha Stevens is making Los
Angeles , California , her home for the
Geo. W. Sheppard was down , Monday ,
from Benkelman , on some matters of
Editor Rowe of Imperial gazed upon
our activity , Tuesday , with admiration
Col. Frank H. Selby of Cambridge
was with us in all his pleasing person
ality , Tuesday.
Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Stevenson will
eat Xmas dinner with Rev. and Mrs.
Billings in Omaha.
W. M. Sharp and family arrived from
Wayne , Nebraska , Saturday night , to
abide with us again.
Rev. D. L. McBride delighted a Frank
lin audience , Sunday , with a chunk of
his robust religion.
Mrs. George Goodwin is here from
Omaha on a visit to her parents , Mr. and
Mrs. M. Y. Starbuck.
Dr. A. P. Welles was up in the neigh
borhood of Palisade , Thursday , on a
Mrs. Anna M. Lund left for Council
Bluffs , Iowa , Wednesday afternoon , to
be absent during the winter.
W. L. Ewing wife and baby of West-
field , Mass. , are guests at the Commer-
ial , the baby being quite ill.
Mrs. C. M. Noble has been visiting
relatives in Denver since last Friday. Is
expected home this afternoon.
Postmaster Troth was attracted to
Hastings on business , Tuesday night , re
turning home on 3 , Wednesday.
B. F. Troxel arrived home , Monday
night , from his visit in Pennsylvania ,
which was protracted by illness.
Rev. S. B. Crosby passed through here
on Friday morning with his bride on his
way to Loomis. Holdrege Citizen.
H. W. Cole , who has been on the fed
eral petit jury at Omaha for a few weeks
past , returned home on i , Tuesday.
WillFisher _ came down from Wauneta ,
last Friday , on mill business , returning
home on Monday morning's passenger.
John Warren arrived home , Saturday
night , from his extended visit under the
parental roof tree at Davenport , Ne
Barney Hofer , the long man of the
Haves Centre Times , was a business vis-
.tor in the valley's coming , varsity town ,
Col. Horace H. Easterday hied him
self away to the World's Fair city , today ,
: o fill a special engagement with S.
Claus , Esq.
Mrs. Will L. Yetter of Hastings , who
ms been the guest of Host Johnston's
'amily for a few days , left for home on
6 , Sunday.
Receiver Bomgardner indulged in a
visit to Lincoln , this week , going down
on 6 , Tuesday night , and returning home
F. W. Stevens of Lincoln , state com
mander of the K. O. T. M. , was in the
city , last Friday , on business of the or
der of Maccabees.
George S. Lashley left on 6 , Monday ,
or Peoria , Illinois , to be absent two or
the months , on a visit and to do mis
sionary work for Red Willow county.
W. C. Bullard came in from Omaha ,
Monday night , to see his interests in
his section of Nebraska prospering , and
o greet his many friends up the valley.
Mr. Baker of the Wauneta Breeze and
wife came down the Frenchman , Mon-
lay evening , continuing their way easter
or the holidays , Tuesday evening on 6.
W. M. Sharp has purchased the Jack-
on-Darby restaurant in rear of the
Citizens bank , and after invoicing will
assume charge , which will be in a view
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Benjamin of Valley
Grange precinct , with their little ones ,
eft on 6 , Wednesday , for Cresent City ,
llinois , to spend the merry holiday
President Hocknell of the First Na-
ional spent the early days of the week
n Lincoln , going down on 6 , Sunday
night , and returning home on Wednes-
J. E. Kelley went down to Lincoln ,
'uesday night on 6 , to interview Captain
'hillips of the Lincoln Land Co. re-
pecting the company's action in the
A. R. Wilson , traveling for Raymond
iros. of Lincoln , has his family at the
Commercial house. Mr. Wilson expects
o make this his headquarters and is
coking for a dwelling house.
P. A. Wells departed on 6 , Monday ,
or New York. He will visit briefly in
) maha and Chicago enroute , and expects
o be absent a number of weeks to re-
isit home scenes , relatives , and friends ,
nd to regain health and strength de
leted during his late long and serious
Datis Rector , who recently purchased
he Oliver farm south of the city , has
made great improvements upon the
jroperty. An addition to the house , a barn
14x40 feet in size , a well , cave , etc. , be
ing among the items. George Rector ,
who owns the Foster farm near town and
the Minkler dwelling in the city , has
been making extensive improvements
also , especially upon his city property ,
which is one of our neatest homes
now , porches , paint , etc. , working a
most gratifying change.
= A FULL LINE
Chamber Suits , Sewing Machines ,
Parlor Suits , Book Cases ,
Fancy Rockers , Folding Beds ,
Extension Tables , Carpet Sweepers ,
Bed Lounges , And Rugs.
Center Tables , Come early for bargains
As we make a specialty of First-Glass
Goods at Prices to Suit Everybody.
FADE 8 SON.
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