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> ELEVENTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 17, 1893. NUMBER 43.
Wednesday, March 22.
The Ladies of McCook and vicinity are
most cordially invited to call and inspect
our unequalled display.
J. ALBERT WELLS.
WE CAN FIT YOU AND SUIT
Children’s Suits, $1.50]® $6.
BE SURE TO SEE OUR STOCK
BEFORE YOU BUY.
NEW LINE OF HATS
C. L. DeGROFF & CO.
SUCCESSORS TO J. C. ALLEN. j
GOING EAST—CENTRAL TIME—LEAVES.
No. 2. through passenger.5:50 A. M.
No. 4. local passenger.3:40 P. M.
No. 6, through passenger.4:30 P. M.
GOING WEST—MOUNTAIN TIME—LEAVES.
No. 1. through passenger .10.50 A. M
No. 3. through passenger.11:35P. M
No. 5. local passsenger.11:00 P. M
Engineer Sharkey is the proud papa of a
14 pound boy.
A slight accident to the gravel train, first of
the week, but no one hurt.
D. F. McFarland had business at head
quarters, yesterday afternoon.
We understand that engineer Frank S.
Reid, expects soon to remove to Chicago.
Frank Harris arrived home, yesterday,
from a visit to his old Illinois home, Galva.
J. R. Roller, the Adams express auditor,
was here, Wednesday, checking up the local
Dr. Odell closed the deal for the Hollister
house, Saturday, and will occupy the same
Chief Dispatcher Forbes indulged in a
short trip down the road on 6, Saturday
E. M. Reid of the general freight office,
Omaha, has been out this week on a visit to
his son Frank.
Why is an engine always spoken of in the
feminine gender? Because it wears a petty
coat and an apron.
Conductor Phil Churchfield has purchased
Fred Bosworth’s residence on north Man
chester street, this week.
Engineer B. H. Douglass has ordered
about two hundred dollars worth of trees for
the “Douglass Gardens.”
George Laverty returns from the Arkansas
Hot Springs considerably improved in health,
his friends are pleased to note.
Some time in April is announced as the
time for the Burli ngton to put on her limited
trains between Denver and Chicago.
Don’t Rent—When you can secure a
home of your own for about the same expense
by purchasing it of S. H. Colvin on the in
O. B. Woods, switchman, came up from
Holdrege, Wednesday, to receive treatment
for an injured thumb, received in making an
Roadmasters Josselyn of Orleans and Mc
Farland of Red Cloud were at western
division headquarters, Saturday, on business
of their respective stations.
The doctor had to take six stitches in C. M.
Van Fleet’s lower lip and chin, Wednesday
morning, to correct the painful impression
made by the section laborer falling on a steel
The B. & M. engineer who was recently
killed in the wreck near Friend, was to have
been married the 22d of this month to Miss
Jennie Curtis of Grafton, Nebraska.—Lincoln
The industrious and steady habits of Jack
O’Connor, B. & M. pump man at this place,
has won him a promotion. He will soon go
on the road as repairer at an increased salary.
The B. & M. railroad company has a long
string of passenger coaches lying in the Lin
coln yards waiting for the World’s Fair to
open. A crew of hands are at work putting
on some finishing touches with paint, varnish
and brush.—Hastings Democrat.
It is a settled fact that no eating house will
be erected at the B. & M. station where one
burned down about a year ago. It is the de
sire of the company to rid their right of way
of eating houses and save a great amount of
annoyance that these institutions continually
The new immigration department of the
B. & M. for the great Frenchman valley will
be under the management of general land
agent E. H. Andrus, so well known in Lin
coln, and of late located at Holdrege. C. B.
Andrus will be assistant land agent, and the
headquarters will be Holyoke, Colorado.
During the year ending March i, 1893, Mr.
Andrus has located over 700 families in
Nebraska. C. H. Bottum of this city has
been appointed secretary of the immigration
department of the B. & M. at Holdrege. Mr.
Bottum has been for many years with the
flax and oil houses of John B. Wright & Co.
and is a straightforward young man.—Lin
It is understood that the Baltimore & Ohio
is preparing to run during the World’s Fair
a through train between Baltimore and Chi
cago that will be a paralyzer. The train will
be painted a bright crimson from the nose of
the cowcatcher clear way back to the last
buffers of the rear coach. Then a red-headed
fireman will shovel coal for a red-headed
engineer, who is to receive orders from a red
headed conductor, the brakemen are to be
red-headed, and were it possible the coal
itself would be painted red. But perhaps the
most curious feature will be a red-headed
Pullman porter, and even the Irish baggage
man is to be red-headed, and special privi
leges are to be extended to red-headed pas
sengers. It is stated that a white horse will
be placed in the baggage car in order not to
disappoint drummers should a red-headed
woman get aboard.
Fred W. Bosworth of Cheyenne was at di
vision headquarters, Wednesday.
Fireman J. G. Ingles is building over in
east McCook; dimensions 16x20 feet.
C. M. Case, formerly operator here, is now
with the Western Union in Kansas City.
Auditor W. P. Foreman came down from
Denver on business of his office, Wednesday.
Conductor J. H. Bums is talking of build
ing a fine house on his sitely comer, coming
Oscar Yarger was up from Holdrege over
Sunday to visit the home folk and other dear
Assistant Superintendent Harman was
down from Holyoke, Wednesday, on business
of the rail.
Mrs. A. Williams and Mrs. J. Brake arrived
home on 6, Monday, from a short shopping
trip to Denver.
Fred Sampson, boiler maker, crushed the
third finger of his left hand severely, last
Friday, in the shops.
Engineer Holliday was in Lincoln, close of
last week, on real estate business, arriving
home on Sunday night.
The B. & M. bridges at Columbus and be
tween Kearney and Sparwell were taken out,
last week, by ice gorges.
E. A. Crawford, machinist helper, met with
an accident to his left hand, Tuesday, which
will lay him off a few days.
Switchman Charles Sterner lost the index
and middle fingers of his left hand, Saturday,
while at work in the yard here.
Mrs. N. L. Cronkhite returned to the city,
Sunday, after quite a protracted absence on
the Wyoming line and elsewhere.
Sam Hornbeck, car repairer, had the mis
fortune to get a small piece of iron in his left
eye, Monday, while repairing a car.
A. J. Jackson will leave for Lincoln, about
the 20th, to take a position in the supply
department of the Burlington. F. A. Thomp
son will succeed to his place here.
Santtord Lewis was in town, the first of the
week, looking after his landed interests north
of town. He is now in the B. & M. machine
shops at Denver, and is said to be one of the
best.—Hayes Centre Republican.
A new time card went into effect, last Sun
day, by which Nos. 153 and 144, freights here
tofore operating as specials west of Oxford,
are made regulars between Oxford and this
point, and are to do general local work.
Superintendent Campbell and President
Hockne 11 drove dull care away, fore part of
the week, by a visit to Denver on pleasure
and business combined, going up on No. I,
Tuesday, and returning on 6, to-day.
The B. & M. is taking the slag from the
Denver smelters and using it for ballasting
the roadbed. Several miles between Hudson
and Barr have been thus treated. It makes
the best kind of ballast and will outlast the
age of steam.
Theadore Berkheimer, express messenger
on the Imperial line since its opening, died
in Oxford, Sunday evening, from an attack of
typhoid fever. He was a clever fellow, pop
ular with his fellow-railroadmen, and his
death is universally deplored.
The Q, which will be one of the prominent
western feeders of the world’s fair, intends
that all its agents shall be fully informed as
to routes to the World’s Fair from their large
depot on Canal street, hotels and other infor
mation concerning the city and this festal
occasion. For their better information the
agents are being taken to Chicago in compa
nies and there shown over the whole ground.
This country can now claim to having brok
en the record in railway speed. A mile has
been made in thirty-seven seconds,while draw
ing a regular train of four cars on a descend
ing grade of thirty-two feet to the mile. This
corresponds to a speed of about ninety seven
miles an hour and leaves a very small margin
beyond which to attain the ioo miles an hour
speed, which has heretofore been regarded an
impossibility on a steam railroad. In the re
ports of this wonderful performance it is stat.
ed that there was no preparation made for the
test, and that “a more unfavorable time could
not have been chosen, as the rain poured in
torrents during the day and only ceased half
an hour before the time scheduled to leave
Philadelphia.” This statement is now ques
tioned and one writer holds that instead of
being an unfavorable time for such a test of
speed it was a most propitious opportunity.
The rain wet the rails and the lubricating
qualities of the water acted to reduce the
friction of the wheels upon them. The reduc
tion of this friction was the same as an
addition of power in the locomotive, and the
phenomenal speed obtained under these con
ditions suggests to the Courier-Journal some
thoughts concerning this form of friction and
its action in increasing the resistance of
trains. It is difficult to foretell how soon the
average speed of steam travel will be perma
nently increased. The cost of such increase
must be considered as vital to the question at
issue, and in this calculation the rapid rate at
which the train resistance increases with in
creased speed will play an important part.
Recent experiments seem to show that resist
ance at high speed is not so great as has been
generally supposed. The figures hitherto
quoted are on a level track at forty miles an
hour, the resistance is about double that at
twenty-five miles an hour and at sixty
miles an hour it has again doubled, being re
spectively seven, thirteen and twenty-five
pounds per ton. It is at all events certain,
that any experiments, having in view the adop
tion of a higher average speed on . railroads,
must be accompanied by a proportionate ad
vance in system and safety appliances.
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Spring and Summer
Will take place on
^MARCH 29th, 1893
Everybody Cordially Invited.
$ £>Ou, * * *
Dry Goods, Millinery,!
C. W. KNIGHTS,
Yes, it’s a fact. I am over-stocked with pants, and as I need
more room for my new spring stock, I have marked the price
down to such astonishingly low figures that ANYBODY can
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
Most Go ai lands of Cost
General Slaughter Sale!
and will continue for 30 days only. Come ami see me,
I can save you money.
Tfis EagfeGfotfiiifta House*
C. W. KNIGHTS, PROP. **
COLUMBIAN ♦ SEASONS
...Has been inaugurated by...
with an immense new stock ol
SPRING AND SUMMER GOOD.-.
Call and see this fine line before thi
selection is broken.
KALSTEDT, • THE • LEADING • TAILOR,
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