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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (July 7, 1893)
TWELFTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. JULY 7, 1893. NUMBER 7
W. M. ANDERSON’S
• • STORE.
It is not the only Exclusive Grocery in
in the city, but my prices are as low as the
lowest. My Goods are All New and Fresh.
A full line of SPICES, strictly pure and un
adulterated. Also a complete line of good
CROCKERY which will be sold at remark
ably low prices. When in the city give me
a call. Respectfully,
W. M. ANDERSON.
. iargain ’ Mse.
Prepare for Hot Weather.
We have Everything in the Wearing Apparel line
TO KEEP YOU COOL.
Straw Hats and Ladies’ and Misses Slippers.
Ask to See Our Summer Silk at 39c per yard;
It is a Bargain.
Silk Umbrella for only $1.50.
Our Grocery .Stock Complete
And fresh at all times.
LARGEST STOCK AND LOWEST PRICES.
C. L. DeGROFF & CO.
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DOING EAST—CENTRAL TIME—LEAVES.
No. 2. through passenger.6:30 A. M.
No. 4. local passenger.8:43 P. M
No. 6, through passenger.4:10 P.M.
No. 78, freight.9:00 A. M.
No. 144, freight, made up here.9:30 A. M.
No. 148, freight, made up here.5:00 A. M.
GOING WEST—MOUNTAIN TIME—LEAVES.
No. 1, through passenger.11:30 A. M
No. 3. through passenger.11:35 P.M.
No. .5. local passsenger.10:00 P.M
No. 73, freight. 5:30 P. M.
No. 141), freight, made up here. 6:00 A. M.
No. 175, aecom., made up here. 8:00 A. M.
^^“Note:—No. 73 carri :s passengers for
Stratton, llenkelinan and Haigler only.
No. 175 is for the Imperial branch.
No. 4 has a sleeper from McCook.
Supt. Campbell’s estimable wife has been
quite ill, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Marvin and Mrs. J. I).
McAlpine left on I, Saturday for Denver.
1 he company has laid off two freight trains
out of Denver on account of lack of business.
Conductor Bronson will occupy Secretary
of State Allen’s house just vacated by C. L.
DeGroff on Monmouth street.
Roadmaster Web Josselyn of Orleans had
business of his office at western division head
quarters, Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Will L. Vetter of Hastings
were the guests of Mrs. Vetter’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Burnett, over the Fourth.
Conductor J. H. Burns has been off duty,
this week, nursing with fortitude an adult
and aggressive carbuncle, located on the back
of his neck.
The new time card which goes into effect
Sunday morning moves the division at Pacfic
Junction to Lincoln, into which city all trains
will hereafter run.
Miss May Moore left on I, Sunday noon,
for the sunny clime of California, where she
expects to make her future home. Many
friends accompanied her to the train and
wished a safe journey and much happiness
in her new home.
The celebration at Max was somewhat of a
failure, so far as the display of fireworks is
concerned at least, as their consignment was
held here from Tuesday night until Wednes
day morning. Their telegram to express the
works on passenger train No. 5 did not leach
here in time to make the transfer.
Tom O’Rourke was in from Rawlins, Wyo
ming, early part of the week, looking after
his farm property out in Perry precinct. Tom
and the family are on their way east on an
extended visit, embracing a short stay at
Tom’s old home in Ohio, the World’s fair,
and a protracted stay among Gilman, Illinois,
relatives and oldtime friends.
About a mile of track was washed into the
Prairie Dog creek, last week, between Long
Island and Almena, by the unusually high
water caused by the heavy rains. Telegraph
poles and wires were badly damaged along
the branch. That particular section is subject
to wash-outs every year, but the last is much
the worst they have ever experienced.
From McCook comes the intelligence of
thejbirth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Har
man. Frank has so far recovered from the
event as to be able to resume his regular ex
press run this week_Nearly every train
that leaves the Oxford yards now has from
one to half a dozen tramps on board. This
is also said to be the case at many other towns
along the road. Quite a crowd boarded No.
16 at Republican City the other day and the
conductor and assistants found it necessary
to stop the train and engage in a genuine
tussle before the cars could be cleared of
them. The same thing was repeated the
next evening at Orleans, where Conductor
Smiley encountered such a 'tough outfit that
he was forced to draw a gun for self-protec
The carelessness of the section foreman at
Roggen, Colorado, in leaving a swith open,
caused passenger train No. 6 to go into the
ditch, Tuesday noon, causing a bad wreck,
although no lives were lost and no one was
seriously hurt. A car of cinders stood on the
side-track. The engine knocked it into the
ditch, following it there, together with the
baggage, mail, combination and one chair
car. The locomotive (No. 316 with Engineer
Bonestead at the throttle) was sadly demor
alized, the cab being almost stripped from it,
and the four cars were considerably damaged.
Cars were taken up from here on No. I and
the unfortunate train was brought here at
8 o’clock, about four hours late. Among the
slightly injured was a colored couple from
Denver—cousins—who were bound for Ben
kelman to get married. They got off at Ben
kelman, and are doubtless happily wedded
by this time. A lady bound for Chicago, hav
ing a baby about 15 months old, was some
what shaken up and was badly unsettled in
mind. No one accompanied her. An un
successful attempt was made to have her re
main here a while and rest, but she insisted
upon going on through to Chicago. Her de
ranged mental state was noticed shortly after
the departure from Denver, and the accident
intensified matters. The section foreman no
ticed that the switch was open as the train
approached, but was unable to close it in time
to avert the accident. He and his gang at
once boarded their hand car and pulled out
for Denver. That no one was killed is almost
miraculous, as the train was moving at a high
speed. Conductor Bonnot was in charge of
Engineer A. Snyder is home from his visit
Conductor Chapin’s car is now presided
over by M. Carmony.
Dispatcher Robinson sports a handsome new
phaeton and horse.
General Supt. Calvert was around with his
little snickersnee, yesterday.
E. B. Stiles moved into the A. D. Gibbs res
idence on north Main street, this week.
A fine promising boy baby was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Charles E. Magner, early this morn
Havelock seems to be the only Burlington
point that’s in it to any gratifying extent just
Dispatcher Mills went in to Lincoln, Mon
day morning, to celebrate with capital city
W. A. Austin, agent at Indianola, was at
western division headquarters, Monday, on
Lrom all along the line come reports of re
duction of number of employes in the various
I he Burlington is now figuring on some ex
cursions from the east to this part of the state
The boys are all on the look out for that third
accident which is commonly supposed to fol
low, as a matter of course.
Messrs. Bess and Hall of the machine shops
celebrated at Denver and Idaho Springs, re
turning Thursday evening.
Monday of last week Taylor Ward of our
cityand Nora B. Schaeffer of Hayes county
were united in marriage by County Judge
The VVauneta gravel pit has been temporarily
shut down. An order was received here, this
week, to cut down the force of employes in the
shop at McCook one-third.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Marvin returned here on
6, Wednesday afternoon, from there visit to
Denver, and left for their home in Dead wood,
S. D., on the following morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Hulaniski arrived home
Sunday noon, from their visit in Illinois.
Benjamin Plummer, Mrs. Hulaniski’s father
of Hinsdale, accompanied them.
In Great Britain during 1891 the railroads
carried 849 million passengers. Of that enor
mous number only five lost their lives, but 549
people employed by the railways were killed
and 3,161 injured.
The heavy rain east of here, last Wednes
day evening, caused a wash-out on the B. &
M. four miles east of Moorefield. The dam
age was not sufficient, however, to delay
Tom Catt of the car tinkers’ force was quite
painfully hurt, yesterday afternoon, while up
at Roggen with the wrecking crew, by the
breaking of a guy-rope. He was brought home
on 6. His injuries are not regarded as being
serious, ’though he is experiencing much pain
in his side and back, and is bruised consider
ably about the body.
The local excursion rates which the rail
roads made to Chicago on the Fourth of July
attracted an unusually large number of people
to the world’s fair. The attendance was an
object lesson which ought to convince the
railroads throughout the country that it would
prove a source of profit to them and an accom
modation to the public to offer one fare to
Chicago for the round trip during the Colum
While the freight train was switching at
this station, last Tuesday, two cars were
thrown from the side track and very badly
wrecked....Wm. Reynolds has resigned his
position as B. & M. night operator at this
place and left for his home in the mountains.
Mr. Barriclow, formerly of McCook, will
succeed him for a short time_A gang of
men who are laying steel rails are in town
and will make their headquarters at this sta
tion for some time.—Benkelman News.
Tuesday night, four or five cars of freight
train No. 73 were derailed at Trenton by some
hogs running under the train. No one hurt
and the damage to rolling stock was not very
great. The wrecking outfit was attached to
the train, bound for the scene of the late
trouble at Roggen. Stuby with 278 was pull
ing the train. Passenger train No. 4 was de
layed by the accident and did not reach here
until about three o’clock Wednesday morning.
July ist the Western Union made a sweep
ing reduction in their Colorado rates of 30 per
cent. The reason given for the reduction is
the increase of business in that district this
year. Rates that heretofore have been 40
cents per ten words in the future will only be
25 cents,or the same as charged by the compa
ny in the different states east of the Mississ
ippi river. The same reduction has also been
made between Colorado and Southeastern
Wyoming, also a reduction between Colorado
towns and Western Nebraska and Utah.
Mrs. John Hill of Gunnison, Colorado, the
unfortunate woman whose mind was unsettled
by the accident to No. 6 at Roggen, Tuesday
noon, became violently insane and was taken
from the train with her infant at Lincoln, and
her husband was telegraphed for. He passed
through here, Thursday morning on 2. The
woman is-mastered by the idea that her baby
was killed in the wreck, and in her paroxysms
seeks desperately to go back and recover the
little body. She was on her way to Quincy,
Wisconsin, on a visit to her parents. It is a
very sad case indeed.
We Say What We Mean
Bar Semi-Annal Diane Sale
All Summer Goods
NOW IN PROGRESS.
White Goods, Lawns, Challies, Satteens, Laces,
Embroideries, Underwear, Etc. Everything at
unheard-of low prices. Also our entire stock of
Fashionable Millinery at less than cost. The
Dressmaking Department is always prepared
to do your work.
L. Lowman & Son.
DRY GOODS, CARPETS, MILEINERY.
A good slice of the earth. Now you get all the profit. In fact
you are in on the ground floor. Think of these pri ces and
don’t neglect to snap a few of these
Here are a few which we offer this week just
for a starter:
No 1 A lieavy Screen Door, well painted and fur
nished complete with spring, hinges, hook $ i <o
and knob, only. I «4U
No. 2 A First-class Lawn Mower, fourteen-inch c -tn
‘ cut, only-. J,OU
Nn 3 A very fine quality of Rubber Hose, three- »
» u ply, an immense bargain, per foot only.i L~
Nfl 4 California Lawn Sprinklers, always were
v* sold at from $2.50 to $3.00, now ohly.
We are sole agents for the following lines and offev
great inducements in them:
Jewel Leonard £3 anouet
Gasoline Cleanable Stoves
Stoves. Refrigeratorsand Ranges\
TheeFarth8t0D Beautifully carved-great Ail flre-backed-war
variety low prices. ranted 20 years.
Genuine Glidden Barbed Wire, Best in the World.
Our Stock is one Grert Assortment of Bargains. Call
and look us over.
THE PIONEER HARDWARE.
W. C. LaToubette, Propr.
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