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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 17, 1893)
y ELEVENTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. FEB. 17, 1893. NUMBER 39.
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...J. ALBERT WELLS...
Special Reduction Sale.
J. Albert Wells Special
Reduction Sale will con
tinue until March 1st. All
Winter Goods will be sold
at Great Reductions to
make room for the Large
Mr. Wells is now in New
York making his spring
purchases. - -
Special Reduction Sale.
J. ALBERT WELLS.
20 Per Cent Discount
Short Length Dress Goods and Remnants of all
Kinds Included in This Sale.
Our Stock Must be Seduced
to make room for immense
stock of Spring Goods.
C. L. DeGROFF & CO.
SUCCESSORS TO J. C. ALLEN.
The McCook shops are crowded with work.
Contractor .Waite had business in Cam
bridge, Saturday evening.
Miss Clara Kleven of Culbertson enjoyed
the ball, Monday evening.
Jay Tubbs was up from lloldrege to par
ticipate in tlie conductors’ ball.
General Superintendent Calvert was out
over the western division, Tuesday.
J. W. Lewis, boss carpenter at Holyoke,
came down, Sunday, on n visit to the family
Miss Clara Bonnot is visiting Supt. Phe
lan’s family at Alliance, starting there last
FreddieExnier,formerly message boy here,
but late of Akron, has been taken to a pri
vate insane hospital at Lincoln.
L. Blnitfus was delegated to accompany
the family ot C. W. Stoddard to McCook, by
the A. O. U. W.—Alliance Grip.
11. B. Wales arrived from Jefferson, Iowa,
Sunday morning, to make his home among
us. The family will follow shortly.
Foreman Ritchie now has an assistant in
the person of Sir. Johnson, who arrived
from the Havelock shops, this week.
oBrakcman John Humphreys’ little girl fell
against a red hot stove, a few days since,
and was severly burned about the hands.
Joe Granger, a brother of Conductor Frank
Granger, left Ashland, Sunday, on a visit to
tiie parents over in Manchester, England.
The C. B. & Q. are in the market for some
additional power variously stated to be from
fifty to seventy-five engines.—Locomotive
The 18 months old daughter of Machinist
Samuel Wilde died, late Sunday evening, of
membraneous croup. The burial occured
All agree that the conductor’s ball was
“out of sight,” a marvelously dressy ai.d su
premely delectable affair, not excelled in
McCook’s social history.
Passenger train No. 4 came down from
Denver, Saturday, minus the brakeman, and
Poore has worried through a five days vaca
tion because of his “getting left.” He came
in on (5.
Misses Lizz>e and Mary Stevens and Miss
- McKenna of Hastings participated
in tlie ball, Monday night, vising McCook
relatives until Tuesday evening, wnen they
returned home on (5.
Dr. E. H. Waters arrived from Wyinore,
Monday morning, and assumed his position
as assistant in tlie relief oflice here. Mrs.
Waters will make her home here as soon as
tlie doctor can secure a dwelling.
No. 2, tlie east bound passenger, was de
tained here about three hours, Tuesday
morning, owing to the engine becoming dis
abled. Tlie engine of tlie local freight pulled
tlie train through to Hastings.—Cambridge
Conductor E. B. Odell has purchased M.
C. Wayson’s residence property on North
Manchester street, and tlie doctor will in the
spring add largely to tlie house, build a new
barn and otherwise convert tlie property in
to one of the cosiest little homes in the city.
“Out on tlie western division the farmers
are preparing to sow their grain” said a B.
& M. man. “Do you know that the winter
on that division lias been an exceptionally
mild one? When we were suffering witli
cold here they were basking in sunshine.”—
The mail that was kicked off the west
bound flyer last Sunday was drawn under
the wheels and completely cut in fragments
and had to be gathered up in a basket. While
such actions might be no fault of the train
men, yet it is becoming a too frequent occur
ence to be put up with.—Cambridge Kaleido
Sunday afternoon Drs. Davis & Gage
found it necessary to amputate Brakeman
Ditton’s right arm, gangrene and blood pois
ening having set in. Mr. Ditton it will be
remembered, was injured recently up on the
Cheyene branch in making a coupling. Ue
is getting along nicely since tiie operation.
Mrs. Ditton has arrived and will assist in
nursing him back to health.
A Righteous Ohder:—Some three years
ago the management of the Burlington is
sued a circular frowning upon the everlasting
custom of giving presents to retiring officials
and others connected witli the road. The order
has beeu more honored in the breach than in
tile observance, and Mr. G. W. Holdrege lias
just issued the following circular bearing up
on the subject: “The receiving of presents
from their subordinates, by officials and oth
ers in charge of men, is very objectionable
on this road. A little reflection will convince
anyone of the evil of such a practice. Too
often men who cannot afford to contribute
toward such presents feel constrained to do
so rather than to run the risk of incurring
the displeasure of or seeming unfriendly to
those having charge over them. Courtesy
toward the employed on the part of those
in charge is as much due as is cheerful obe
dience on the other side, and does not call
for recognition through the means of pres
ents. Neither should employes be solicited by
these in charge to contribute toward any ob
ject—whether charitable, religious or any
other character. Every employe in entitled
to dispose ef the compensation he receives
from the company as his inclination or ne
cessity may dictate, and should not in any
manner be influenced in so doing by his su
PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
Dev. Henry Uuettner has moved to Dan
Oscar V;o«er was up from linldaege over
C. A. Leach is in l'lattsmouth at his home,
County Clerk Itoper was up on oflicial bus
George J. Burgess spent Sunday with his
family at Arapahoe.
County Clerk Fuller of Chase county was a
business visitor, Monday.
Col. James Adams of McCook is io town,
says Monday’s Lincoln Call.
C. 11. Meeker went t* Lincoln, Monday
evening, on water works business.
Mrs. T. G. Bees, we are sorry to learn, is
confined to the house, with the grippe.
Miss Lizzie Carroll went to Holdrege,
Wednesday, on a visit of a few weeks.
Dr. A. T. Kiee lias returned to Stratton
and resumed the practice of medicine there.
Dr. J. S. Shaw was up from Indianola,
Sunday, guest of M. Y. Starbuck and family.,
Mrs. J. D. McAlpine came down from
Denver, Tuesday on <>, on a visit to her par
Receiver Bomgardner and family are mov
ing into temporary quarters in the Meeker
I’. A. Wells arrived home, Saturday night,
from his trip in York state, much improved
Mrs. W. S. Coy and Miss Lena of Holdrege
were among tile happy guests at the ball.
Judge Cochran writes that he is well pleas
ed with Arkansas. He will not be home un
til about the 20th.
J. Albert Wells left, yesterday, for New
York City to make his extensive spring pur
chases of dry goods, millinery etc.
I). L. Machamer of the Minden Democrat
spent Monday in the city. The Tribune
received a pleasant fraternal call.
Mrs. W. S. Cornutt of Nebraska City and
Mrs. W. W. Brown of Culbertson visited
McCook friends on Saturday last.
Oscar Callihan, the Benkelman banker,
was in the city, Sunday, in consultation with
his McCook correspondent, V. Franklin of
the Old Citizens bank.
E. J. Scott of the Yuma Prairie Farmer
was down to attend the Stoddard obsequies,
Sunday. Ed formerly worked on various
A. J. Armstrong was in the city, fore part
of the week. Andy has sold his farm at
Ough and has purchased land near Orleans
where he is moving now.
'■ County Judge Woolman of Culbertson
[and Publisher DeWald of Trenton were
members of the Hitchcock county contingent
at general headquarters, Saturday evening.
E. F. Couse and family arrived from Bur
wood, California, Saturday afternoon, and
will probably remain in Ked Willow county
for the future. They have many friends
here who will warmly welcome them back.
E. E. Low man left on C, Wednesday, for
New York, to lay in a spring stock of goods.
He will be joined at Lincoln by Miss Sara,
who will assist him in making a rich and ex
tensive selection of seasonable goods for
their several lines.
B. B. Mosher, Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Mosher,
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Hager, Mr. and Mrs.
Teel, Mr. and Mrs. M. Williams, all of Indi
anola, and Mrs. Erwin, who has been with
the family at Alliance, attended the funeral
of the late C. W. Stoddard, Sunday.
Banker Peck, the Trenton irrigationist,
Banker Vennum of Palisade, and Dr. Peter
son of Stratton, together with Politician
Wildnian of Culbertson, all spent a brief
while here, Monday evening, on their way
to Lincoln and other eastern points.
A. W. Cox and H. S. Dungan were up
from Hastings, Saturday, to close the snle of
the old Hayden corner to C. L. DeGroff &
Co., returning home on C, the same day. Mr.
Cox is administrator of the Yeazel estate,
and sold the property at administrators sale.
Captain It. O. Phillips dropped into his
favorite city, Sunday night, on company bus
iness, leaving for Lincoln on 0 the following
evening. The captain indicated that exten
sive improvements would be made to the
water plant here, in the spring, upon the
plans submitted to the company by Superin
The display of jewels at the conductors’
dance on Monday night surpassed anything
we have seen this winter. There were dia
mond wristlets, string of pearls with dia
mond ornaments, ruby, emeralds and sap
Arthur Douglas, son of Engineer Douglas
has a young brother who in about five years
may become a member of the Primary school
of our city. The event took place, a few
days ago in Chicago. Wnen the news reached
McCook the engineer conducted himself like
an Apache Indian for the space of five
W. G. Cole who was one of the operators
in the dispatcher’s office, pot leave of absence
last Friday to visit his parents at Bird City,
Kansas, promising to return to his post the
following Tuesday. Unfortunately for him
he got the days of the week somewhat con
founded, and while in the act of registering
in Thursday he was informed that the com
pany, after due deliberation, had decided to
discontinue its business relations with him,
or, as the boys would say, he "got let out ”
It generally pays to be prompt, as the yonn*
man with a “black diamond” name learned
to his ultimate Borrow.
42nd. 42nd. 42nd. 42nd.
'I*HIS week we inaugurate our
42(1 Semi-Annual Clearing Sale
in Nebraska. Heavy Goods in at 1
lines will be sold at Extraordinary
eductio 11s. Every article in our
store will be sold at discounts never
before given by us. Come in and see
our prices. No other Mercantile Es
tablishment in Western Nebraska
will save you the same amount of
We expect to go east soon; you
know what that means.
COME AND SEE US.
Sou. * * *
C. W. KNIGHTS,
Yes, it's a fact. I am over-stocked with pants, and n.n I need
more room for my new spring stock, I have marked the price
down to such astonishingly low figures that ANYBODY car
now afford to wear pants. In fact my ENTIRE STOCK OF
WINTER GOODS, such as
Overcoats, Heavy Clothing
Underwear, Gents’ Furnishings
(and many other things too numerous
to mention, }
Hist Co aid Keprdless of Cost
-IM^this is A<3=§*
General Slaughter Sale!
and will continue for 30 days only. Come, and > me.
I can save you money.
The £agle0totfting House,
C. W. KNIGHTS, Prop.
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