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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (March 31, 1893)
ELEVENTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 81, 1893. NUMBER 48,
Spring. 1893. Spring.
J. ALBERT WELLS
Is Showing -he Largest and
Best Selected Stock of
& ~C A K ? ~S
Ever offered to the citizens of
McCook and Southwestern Neb.
You will certainly find it to y@ur interest
to examine this unexcelled stock before
making your spring purchases.
J. ALBERT WELLS.
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Our new goods are new open and we invite you to come
and inspect stock and prices.
Onr Dress Goods Department
Excels all previous efforts.
Our Clothing Department
Is complete as to styles and prices. New Styles in
Hats. Wait for our Spring Wraps. We will show
you latest styles and give you latest prices. We are
BANNER BRAND of Waists for Ladies.
Agents fob BUT1 ERICK Pattebns.
We Handle Groceries and Boots and Shoes.
cash4- BARGAIN house.
C. I, DeGROFF & CO.
SUCCESSORS TO J. C. ALLEN.
GOINO EAST—CENTUAL TIME—LEAVES.
No. 2, through passenger.5:50 A. M.
No. 4. local passenger.3:40 P. M.
No. 8, through passenger. 4:30 P. M.
GOINO WEST—MOUNTAIN TIME—LEAVES.
No. 1, through pitssenger.10.50 A. 51
No. 3. through passenger.11:35 P. 51
No. 5. local passsenger.11:00 P.51
A son was born to Engineer and Mrs. L. S.
Mrs. N. L. Cronkhite went east, Wednes
day evening on 6.
The company is putting in some additional
yard trackage at Holdrege.
Brakeman F. W. Murphy is laid up with
One of Joe Sircoloumb’s little girls is down
with an attack of diphtheria.
Roadmasters Josselyn and McFarland were
at headquarters on Monday.
J. H. Moore went in to Omaha, Wednesday
evening, on some matters of business.
Section Boss Hindman of Hendley is “at
tracted” to Danbury quite frequently on Sun
Elmer Rowell is now holding down Bert
Thompson’s old job in the store house with
Pintsch gas is being adopted widely for il
luminating purposes by the leading railroad
Supt. Campbell and Master Mechanic Ar
chibald had business up on the high line, close
of last week.
The Chicago and Northwestern system has
inaugurated a war on the order of Rrilway
Station Agent Knapp of Wilsonville has
been bedfast for a few days with a severe at
tack of neuralgia.
4,070 miles of railroads were built during the
year of 1892, and 2,458 miles more were sur
veyed and will be completed this year.
W. S. Perry, bridge boss, has purchased
Judge Cochran’s residence on north Aladison
street, and will have one of the cosiest homes
in the city.
H. L. Davidson, machinist, was a passenger
on 6, Wednesday evening, for Chicago. He
will probably visit Galesburg and other east
ern points before his return.
C. S. Haight, one of the operators at Hast
ings, left first of the week, tor Taxarkana,
Texas, where he has accepted a similar posi
tion on the Cotton Belt railway.
Conductor Hugo Brown’s little daughter
Mabel is very ill at Orleans; her life was dis
paired of for several weeks. Hugo will re
turn the last of the month.—Alliance Grip.
A new gravel pit has been opened up on
the Imperial line. It is located about one
half mile above the old one at Wauneta. The
boarding train, machinery, etc., was moved
latter part of last week.
The wife and children of Express Messen
ger J. D. Martin arrived from Pacific Junction
last Friday. The family have since secured
temporary residence quarters in rooms on the
second floor of the brick front building.—Ox
Edwin Hardy, the Omaha traveling man
who was so terribly injured in the wreck at
Fairmont in November, 1891, settled his dam
age suit against the Burlington for $12,000,
the largest amount ever paid in a damage suit
brought in this state.
The Santa Fe will have an unique attrac
tion at the World’s fair in the shape of a train
of five cars, each about four feet long, perfect
in appearance and appointment. The train
will circle the dome of the Kansas building
and be run by electricity.
Work has been commenced on a new lunch
room to be operated by Landlord Trammell,
of the B. & M. Hotel. The site is situated
between the eating house and the depot, and
the building, which will be put up in attrac
tive style, will be 20x30 feet in dimensions.
To the prospective increase of travel during
the World’s fair is largely due the inception
of the enterprise, though we aie assured that
it will be of a permanent character.—Oxford
An accident happened to No. 6, Sunday af
ternoon, just as the passenger approached the
stock yards at Culbertson, which was marvel
ously fortunate in its results. The two centre
wheels ol the rear trucks of the combination
car had become over-heated, and one of them
broke almost in two pieces, the other wheel
was badly cracked but hung together. No
one was in that end of the car and perhaps
the accident was not immediately observed.
The baggage man in the front end of the car,
however, soon noticed that something was
wrong and set the brakes, and the train was
quickly stopped, though running at a high rate
of speed at the time. Nothing left the track
but the rear trucks of the mail and baggage
car, and the fact that there were three sets of
wheels under them doubtless averted a serious
accident. As it was the track was badly tom
up and required the attention of the wrecking
crew for a number of hours. The baggage
and mail was transferred and after a delay of
an hour or two the train proceeded eastward.
Doubtless the western division never experi
enced a more fortunate escape from a terrible
pile-up. Engineer Holliday with 284 was pul
ling the train, John Fay, conductor.
Felix Kennedy will be McCook’s next mayor.
jack Moore arrived home this noon on No.l.
Krakeman Dwyre is back from his visit to
It is thought that J. J. Larkey will succeed
Yardmaster Kidder at Oxford. ,
Mrs. C. S. Quick was the guest of Operator
and Mrs. George Leming, Tuesday.
Operator Ready, late of the Akron office, is
now holding a chair at headquarters.
Vote for Felix Kennedy for mayor, and try
to influence as many voters as you can to do
Engineer and Mrs. Dave Magner are enter
taining Conductor Enright’s family for the
G.VV. Burnett has purchased the Stone prop
erty on north Madison street from the building
One of Jones’ livery teams ranaway with
four railroad men, Sunday, breaking up the
Felix Kennedy will be the next mayor of
McCook if an almost solid vote of the boys
can elect him.
Conductor Cox brought No. 13 up to Mc
Cook, Wednesday, the train running on to
Denver as second No. 1.
Sam Hornback was able to be out, Tuesday,
lor the first time. The prospects for his wound
healing up nicely are good.
Mrs. C. W. Bronson entertained her brother
Mr. Harding, fore part of the week. He
went east on 6, Wednesday evening.
Local officials claim that the passage of the
Newberry bill will mean the loss of 150 men
to McCook in the various departments.
Yard Master Kidder was up from Oxford,
Monday. He will enter the train service, first
of the month, and was arranging for a house
Don’t Rent—When you can secure a home
of you own for about the same expense by
purchasing it from S. H. Colvin on the install
The publisher will be under obligations to
the railroad men for any items of interest they
may hand into this office under this or any
Mrs. Reid arrived from York, Nebraska,
last Friday, called by the sickness of her
daughter, Mrs. P. F. McKenna, who is quite
well again at this writing.
Locomotives have set a number of fires be
tween here and Indianola, during the past
week, causing considerable damage at Red
Willow and elsewhere.
Station Agent O’Bear has purchased him a
fine pneumatic safety, also one for his wife.
Several others are thinking of getting this
The Burlington’s net earnings for February
and March will show the usual winter months
decrease on account of additional expense of
operation. But the coming months will be
corkers for profit.
The Pullman Car Company has sounded
the key note of the World’s fair rush. The
management makes the announcement that
charge per diem for a tourist car will herafter
be 525 in lieu of $15.
Train Master Kenyon will leave for Den
ver, tonight, to meet and pilot the “Golden
Gate special” over the western division in
proper style. The special will pass through
here late Saturday night.
Agent and Mrs. R. B. Vaughn of Atwood,
Kansas, are the delighted parents of a darling
baby girl, bom to them on the 20th. R. B. is
one of the cleverest fellows on the St. Francis
branch, and he is “awfully proud” of the little
Conductor John Fay jumped from 6, Sunday
afternoon, when he noticed the impending
disaster from the smoker, and the doctor had
to extract sand-burs from his face, hair etc.,
by the score. Otherwise he was none the
worst for the roll received.
A party of about a dozen Japanese were
passengers on 6, yesterday afternoon, for
Chicago. The company was composed of
merchants who will sell their wares in the
Japanese village which will be one of the
attractions of the World’s fair.
A. F. Fanstock, a Burlington and Missouri
switchman, was run over by engine 216 at the
comer of Eleventh and Wewatta streets. His
left foot and ankle were badly crushed and
he was removed to St. Luke’s hospital, where
his foot was amputated. He will recover.—
Last Saturday, while the wife of station
agent Brown was out riding with her little
two year old son, the buggy wheel ran into a
rut and slid the little fellow out, the rear
wheel passing over his body. Luckily, how
ever, he sustained no serious injury and was
himself again, apparently in a very short while.
There was a little accident to an engine in
the Burlington yards, Saturday morning, that
if it had happened a quarter of an hour earlier
would have been the cause of an accident that
might have caused many deaths. Train No.
91 came in from Plattsmouth on time at 9:50
and the engine was detached and run to the
lower end of the yards. Suddenly the front
wheels dropped off the track. Investigation
showed that a considerable piece of the flange
on one wheel was broken off. Search in the
yards revealed no trace of the missing piece,
and the trainmen were forced to the conclu
sion that the engine had come in with a brok
en wheel, and with the possibility at any mo-'
ment of derailment and consequent wreck of
the train.—Lincoln Journal.
ONE DAY ONLY.
SATURDAY, API 1st,
FOR THIS DAY ONLY
...We Will Sell...
In all Grades,
AT LESS THAN COST.
Come • and ♦ See ♦ What * the ♦ Price ♦ is.
Son, * * *
Dry Goods, Millinery,
C. W. KNIGHTS,
' is Down, Ir Tlirlj Days I
Yes, it’s a fact. I nm 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
I I ss
>TH IS IS A
General Slaughter Sale!
and will continue for 30 days only. Come and see me.
I can save you money.
Tfi« £agfe<2fotfiiiiq House.
C. W. KNIGHTS, PROP. **
THE* COLUMBIAN * SEASONj
...Has been inaugurated by...
with an immense new stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER G06WS.
Call and see this fine line before the
selection is broken.
\KALSTEDT, • THE • LEADING • TAILOR*
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