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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1893)
TWELFTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 20, 1893. NUMBER 22
Our Fall Stock Complete
In Every Department.
Ladies’, Misses’ and Children’s Cloaks, Roots and Shoes.
We have made heavy purchases on a
Declining Market For Cash.
And we are going to sell goods
CHEAPER THAN EVER.
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Be Sure to Examine Our Stock
And get prices before making your purchases.
COMPLETE STOCK OF FRESH GROCERIES.
Bargain 1 louse.
C. L. DeGROFF & CO.
Supt. Campbell is absent in Chicago.
Engineer J. V. O’Connell left on Wed
nesday to see the exposition.
Miss Rogers of Peoria, 111., is in the
city, guest of Engineer Heber’s family.
Stock extras and smaller shipments of
cattle and hogs are of daily occurrence
Large quantities of steel rails, ties and
other supplies are being stored at this
Traveling Engineer Dixon, wife and
daughter came home from the fair, Sun
Conductor W. S. Coy was up from Hol
drege, last Friday afternoon, between
trains, on business.
Mrs. James Chambers arrived on 6,
last evening, from Colorado, on a visit
to her parents and family.
Mrs. T. B. Campbell and Mrs. W. S.
Perry accompanied Mrs. T. G. Rees as
far east as Oxford, last evening, return
ing home on the night train.
No. i was four hours late, last Friday,
on account of heavy train and wind. In
fact trains generally from the east have
been late for past week or two.
Engineer J. H. Moore left on 6, Friday,
for the world’s fair. Mrs. Moore will
join him at Burlington, Iowa, where she
has been visiting for the past few weeks.
The Union Pacific has succumbed to
tile inevitable and gone into the hands
of receivers. It will never be a profit
able road under its present enormous in
E. F. Highland, the genial and popu
lar assistant supt. of the Lyons branch,
came down Wednesday evening, and will
remain here several days during the ab
sence of Superintendent Campbell.
The biennial convention of the broth
erhood of railway trainmen is being
held in Faneuil hall, Boston, this week.
The sessions are absolutely private, hence
nothing definite is reported concerning
Steve P. Dwyer and Kittie Bowen,
both well and favorably known to our
readers, were married in Waverly, Iowa,
this week, and will shortly return here
to make there home amongst us. The
Tribune wants to join in the chorus of
congratulations and well-wishes.
Brakeman C. J. Snell and Miss Nannie
J. Kipp were united in marriage by the
Rev. Father Hickey at his residence on
Tuesday afternoon. After a brief honey
moon at the home of the bride’s parents,
a few miles west of the city, the happy
couple will settle down to house-heeping
on south Melvin street. The Tribune
adds its congratulations to those of their
Jack Christy was an engineer on the
Fort Wayne road out of Chicago. The
other day with a heavy train of passen
ger coaches his engine jumped the track,
but, instead of jumping from his engine
and saving himself, he staid and was
buried beneath it, but not until he had
applied the air and saved the passenger
coaches from total wreck. It is men
like Jack Christy who will be greater
men through eternity than senators or
Our mail train from the east was twelve
hours late, Saturday, in consequence of
a head end collision which occurred a
few miles west of Manhattan. The mail
train collided with a fast stock train, the
result, it is thought, of carelessness on
on the part of the operator at Manhatan,
by which the mail clerk lost his life and
the engineers and firemen of both trains
were both badly scalded. None of the
passengers were very seriously hurt.
J. Hamilton, of Selden, had an arm bad
ly twisted and jammed and a child of
Mrs. J. M. Foster suffered a painful con
tusion of the head. The mail car and
several of the coaches were burned in
the wreck.—Oberlin Eye.
The death of Brakenian Dell R. Poore,
Sunday night, at Stratton, is one of the
saddest accidents it has been our lot to
chronicle in many a day. It seems that
the engine and one car of the freight
train were backing up to the main train,
and while he was preparing to make the
coupling, he in some unknown way fell
under the wheels and was so badly hurt
that he died in about one hour. The re
mains were brought down to McCook on
the morning passenger for preparation
for shipment to Raymond, New Hamp
shire, whither they were taken on the
midnight train. The broken-hearted
sister, Mrs. E. Q. Robie and her husband
accompanied the body to the old New
England home for interment. They
have the profoundest sympathy of this
entire commnnity in thier affliction.
George Connor is a little under tbe
Engineer Harris was quite painfully
Passenger trains are unusually heavy
and more or less late.
Agent W. G. Hills of Brush, Colorado,
was at headquarters, Monday.
John R. Roxby came from McCook
last Saturday.—Arapahoe Mirror.
Engineer Pronger arrived home from
the east on No. 5, Monday night.
Mrs. C. W. Bronson arrived home,
first of the week, from her trip east.
Bert Hall is back again prospecting for
a job at western division headquarters.
The pool on engines is not very popu
lar among enginemen. It reduces wages.
Mrs. Samuel Rogers arrived home on
6, Wednesday evening, from her visit in
The Union Pacific under the receivers
regime is setting down on the Iowa gar
Auditor E. O. Brandt has been in from
Omaha, part of the week, on business of
Conductor V. H. Solliday went down
to Red Cloud, Wednesday morning, word
being received that his sister-in-law is
L. I. Meserve came in from Akron,
Sunday night, and will run out of Mc
Cook again, Slaby having returned to
work at Akron.
Samuel Rogers and Lawrence McEntee
who have been up in the mountains
working on their claims, arrived home
Wednesday night on 4.
Last Friday was Trainmen’s day at the
Fair, and reports intimate that they were
held up with an ease and grace hitherto
unknown in railroad circles.
Will Archibald dropped into our sanc
tum, Thursday morning, with the saluta
tion, “we’ve a fine ten pound boy up at
our house.” Mother and bov are doing
Burt McCarl accompanied the remains
of Del. Poore to New Hampshire, as a
representative of C. W. Bronson lodge B.
of R. T., of which the deceased was a
The railroad men all deeply sympath
ize with Engineer Snyder, (who was pul
ling the freight train which accidentally I
caused Dell Poore’s sad death,) who is j
terribly broken up over the affair.
Mr. Monter, north of town, had a nar
row escape from being run down by the
flyer yesterday, while crossing the track.
His team “bucked” and would not cross
the track and in backing off was barely
missed by the engine.—Arapahoe Mirror
A prairie fire west of Holbrook last
Friday burned 20 tons of hay, and it was
only by hard work on the part of the
farmers of that vicinity that a great deal
more escaped destruction. A passing
train set out the fire.—Arapahoe Mirror.
Last Sunday afternoon Rev. Adams
preached the funeral sermon of the three
children of Alex McDonald, of McCook,
and one of Mr. Wolfs, in the Quigley
school house. The children died a few
weeks ago with diphtheria.—Indianola
It is held by President Roberts of the
Pennsylvania railway that railroad fares !
would be redueed in this country if it
were not for the extravagance of the rich
people in demanding luxurious trains
and extra fast time whenever they take a
journey. It has become the practice
among railroad men to cater to this class
of patronage, and the result is that the
business costs all that it is worth, and
the profits in the trains must come from
the ordinary traveller in the day coach
who pays for a first class passage and
gets less than the man in the Pullman,
who is charged but a small advance for
his roomy and expensive berth. Mr.
Roberts believes that the time is coming
when the really first class accommoda
tions will be advanced in price, and when
that time comes he thinks it will be
possible to reduce the fares of the peo
ple who travel on the common cars.
The success of the low rate excursions to
Chicago has stimulated considerable
thought among railroad managers, and
the possibility of increasing the revenues
by lowering the fares for the masses will
be discussed in the next few years.
We learn from the Wurtsburo corres
pondent of the Middletown, N. Y., Daily
Press of the marriage on Thursday of
last week of Mr. Charles Holmes, late of
Driftwood precinct, and Miss Hannah
Newkirk of Wurtsburo. They will
make their home in Nebraska.
The Omaha Bee, in a burst of enthus
iastic support of Harrison, declared that
not a paper in Grand Island, Judge Har
rison’s home, was for him. On the same
identical day the Grand Island Independ
ent, that has been sneezing for years
when the Bee took snuff, came out in a
column article in support of Judge Har
rison and made the declaration that
Judge Maxwell would be found voting
for Harrison on election day.
IT WILL NOT ALWAYS
You’ll Soon Want Winter Underwear and
Clothes. For Ladies, Misses and Children we can
supply you on anything. Ladies’ and Misses’
Union Suits are the Newest, Most Comfortable
and Warmest Garment produced in many years.
Come and let us show these to you. Ladies’
Heavy Vests from 22c up. Cloaks and Millinery
at hard times, rock bottom prices. We Always
do just as we advertise.
L. Lowman & Son,
DRY GOODS, CARPETS, MILLINERY.
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 you some
other Stove for the
Pjjor sell you some cheap imitation
y ^ which is " just as good" for
(S Colla r Or Tvv o
Less. Remember that imitation is
An Acknowledgment of Superiority,
So Buy The
6bih im Rll OIL Origninal
See the name cast on the legs, also on the nickel name plate
CALL AND SEE THEM
.... AT THE ....
THE PIONEER HARDWARE,
W. C. LaTourette, Propr.
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