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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 13, 1893)
TWELFTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 13, 1893. NUMBER 21.
Our Fall Stock Complete
, In Every Department.
Ladies’, Misses’ and Children’s Cloaks, Boots and Shoes.
We have made heavy purchases on a
Declining Market For Cash.
And we are going to sell goods
CHEAPER THAN EVER.
Be Sure to Examine Our Stock
And get prices before making your purchases.
COMPLETE STOCK OF FRESH GROCERIES.
C. L. DeGROFF CO.
Engineer F. C. Stuby has been on the
S. A. Haley was a Grand guest at Lin
Too many men for the number of en
gines—hence the pool.
The Burlington Route is doing its share
of World’s fair business.
Ask Jack Moore about the trade with
the Hayes county hayseed.
See that your air couplings are in the
keepers when not connected.
Engineer Mesler’s wife is confined to
the house with a severe attack of facial
Among the passengers on Xo. 6, Tues
day, was a Pullman car full of well-to-do
Mexicans, bound for the fair.
“Windy” Reynolds, who visited in the
city briefly, close of last week, expects to
return to work on the western division.
It will be learned with regret by all
the railroad men that Conductor Frank
White has been let out of the company’s
Twins—a boy and a girl—were born to
Mr. and Mrs. Max Anton, Monday morn
ing. Max, by the way, does nothing by
Traveling Engineer, Mrs. and Miss
Edna Dixon are all away seeing the var
ied sights at the World’s fair, leaving on
It is reported that passenger trains
numbers one and six will be taken out of
the service, after the World’s fair closes,
the last of this month.
George B. Harris, third vice-president
of the road, passed through here from
Denver, attached to No. 6, on Sunday
afternoon, in his special car.
Dispatcher T. G. Rees has sold his res
idence property on Marshal street to Syl
vester Cordeal. The lot just north of the
dwelling has been purchased by H. H.
The infant child of Thomas Catt’s,
whose illness was mentioned, last week,
died on Monday, and was buried in the
city cemetery, Tuesday afternoon. Their
friends sympathize with them deeply in
The enginemen and trainmen on the
Denver & Rio Grande road have agreed
to a reduction of io per cent in wages,
with the understanding that a conference
will be held, first of the year, looking to
Passenger train number 2, on Sunday
morning last, was the largest and the
finest passenger train that has ever run
over the western division. There were
15 cars in the train when it reached this
station, where the number was increased
to 18. There were 450 passengers aboard.
The railroad men are beginning to ad
mit that they made a mistake in with
holding low fares to Chicago until so
late in the world’s fair season. They
have no one to blame for the blunder
but themselves. The newspapers warned
them last May that they were following
in the paths of the gentlemen who
slaughtered the goose that produced the
Superintendent J. R. Phelan departed,
Monday, for McCook, to prove up on his
timber claim near Parks. He has held
it ten years and planted 51,00 trees be
sides nearly seven acres of walnuts. His
ranch near Parks contains 1,5000 acres
and is one of the finest places for cattle
raising in the state, controlling seven
miles of water front and easily worth
twenty-five thousand dollars.—Alliance
Mrs. George Leniing received the sad
news, Saturday afternoon, of the sudden
and unexpected death of her mother at
Salt Lake City, Utah, where she had
been visiting one of her daughters. Her
sister, Mrs. Rolison, and son Luzerne,
left on the night passenger for Salt Lake.
The remains will be taken back to the
Oregon home for interment. They have
the profound sympathy of many friends
Brakeman Frank Cassels of freight
159 was the victim of an accident at
Brush, Colorado, last Saturday, which
was most extraordinary in its results.
While preparing to make a coupling, he
fell, and two wheels of an empty freight
car passed over both legs above the
knees. He managed to drag himself
out of the way of the rest of the cars and
feel to the ground. Upon investigation
by the doctors they pronounced no bones
broken. The skin on his legs was not
even broken, although the weight which
passed over his legs as they lay across
the rail must have been 6,ooo pounds or
more. Paralysis is however feared.
Miss Rosa Green came up from Red
Cloud, Tuesday, for a visit with her old
friends in this vicinity.
“Windy” Smith put in a few days
braking on the “ Sunflower” line. He
was relieved by Ed Cox.
Miss Mary Gruell is visiting with her
brother Al. who is a section foreman on
the Rock Island in Colorado.
L. W. Wright reported for duty, after
a severe scrimmage with billious fever,
in which he came out a winner.
Conductor Benjamin's wife has been
sick for several days with billious fever.
She is now convalescent, however.
Mrs. John Spencer is still bedfast. She
has been sick now for about two months.
At one time her life was despaired of.
Operator Carson of Alma has resigned
and departed for his old home in Illinois
where he has been offered a position.
Success to him.
L. E. Cann, one of the Burlington's
efficient operators and son of the agent
at Danbury, returned from the World’s
fair, Monday the 9th inst.
D. B. Hollinger, R. M. S., than whom
there is none better, got a lay-off after a
hard struggle, and is now basking in the
sunny smiles of his best girl at St. Joe.
Joe Mason, section foremanat McDon
ald, spent part of last week visiting his
old mother, who came as far as Beaver
City and stopped there to visit friends
Miss Mary Ryan, one of Wvmore’s
popular young ladies, who has been vis
iting her sister, Agent Draper's wife of
St. Francis, returned home on No. 172,
on the 7th inst.
Conductor Beyrer was renewing old
acquaintances, while laying over at these
railroad headquarters, the other day.
He was out with Mr. Olson, superintend
ent of bridges. Engineer Wolf accom
C. H. Grinnell, cousin of General Man
ager Holdrege and secretary and mana
ger of the Sheridan fuel company, of
Sheridan, Wyoming, took a trip over the
Sunflower line, Monday, for the purpose
of introducing his brands of coal. He
reported good success.
Agent Davis of Cedar Bluffs returned
j from Iowa, on the 6th inst. He took his
little girl east for treatment for enlarge
ment of the heart, but medical science,
with all its skill, could not save her, and
on the 3d inst. she departed this life,
leaving behind the pain and looking for
ward to that future that knows no pain
nor misery. While we give to the sor
rowing family our hearfelt sympathy,
yet, considering her condition and the
hopelessness of it, we cannot help but
think that it is better so.
Conductor Frank Kendlen went in to
Chicago, yesterday, after the family and
to see the fair.
Master Mechanic and Mrs. Archibald
went in to Chicago, Sunday morning, to
see the Columbian exnosition.
Engineer and Mrs. J. F. Heber arrived
home on 3, yesterday morning, from the
fair, and report a splendid time.
Dispatcher and Mrs. Rees will leave,
next week, for Florida, where they will
make their future home. The warmest
wishes of a host of friends will accom
pany them to the south-land.
Trainmaster and Mrs. J. E. Kenyon
came in from Chicago, Wednesday noon.
Trainmaster and Mrs. J. C. Birdsell of
Alliance accompanied them, visiting
here briefly before leaving for the Wy
Even railroads do not eat pie all the
time. The returns for the first three
weeks in September show a decrease in
earnings of about r3 per cent compared
with the same period last year, not
withstanding the world’s fair traffic.
The panic has not stopped railroad
building altogether, but it has of course
caused the postponement of a great deal
of work that would have been done this
year had ordinary’ conditions prevailed.
The Railway Age finds that since July
1, about 1,000 miles of new track have
been laid. Since the beginning of the
year the total is 2,040 miles. The indi
cations are that the total for 1893 will
not exceed 2,500 miles.
The costliest mile of railroad is a mile
measured on the steel portion of the
Fourth bridge. The length of this por
tion is a mile and twenty yards, and the
cost of it was considerably over $10,000,
000. The most expensive railway system
in the world is the Inner Circle line of
London, which cost, including the pur
chase of land, from $3,000,000 to $5,000,
000 per mile. The last constructed mile,
between the Mansion House and Aldgate,
cost altogether including compensation
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October 17th, 1893,
.... Will Occur...
Ladies’, Misses’ and Children’s
Cloaks & Wraps
Under the auspices of a gentleman representing
one of the
Largest Cloak Houses
Our Styl es Are Exclusive,
Come Whether You Want to Buy or Not.
L, Lowman & Son,
DRY GOODS, CARPETS, MILLINER Y.
or two is considerable these hard
times, but there are times when
you are wholly justified in the
expenditure. For instance if you
are looking for a
Heating Stove, don’t let some un
scrupulous dealer sell vou some
other Stove for the
PS or sell you some cheap imitation
j which is “ just as good" for
61 fiolh r Or TwO
Less. Eemember that imitation is
An Acknowledgment of Superiority.
So Buy The
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See the name cast on the legs, also on the nickel name plate.
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.... AT THE ....
THE PIONEER HARDWARE,
W. C. LaTourette, Propr.
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