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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 22, 1893)
TWELFTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 22, 1893. NUMBER 31.
j Stand and Hand.
Banquet, etc. j
New England j
Large and Small.
is New and Fresh.
Call and see my
OUR STOCK IS UNUSUALLY LARGE
FOR THIS SEASON, AND TO REDUCE
IT WE WILL OFFER SPECIAL INDUCE
MENTS FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS.
SHAWLS, BLANKETS, UNDERWEAR
AND EVERYTHING WARM FOR WIN
TER WEAR. WE HANDLE THE SELZ
BOOTS AND SHOES; THERE IS NO BET
TER. WE HAVE A COMPLETE STOCK
OF GROCERIES. WE HAVE THE GOODS
AND WILL MAKE THE PRICES RIGHT.
C. L. DeGROFF & CO.
Roadmaster Haley got the watch in
Jim McAlpine’s drawing,the close of last
The company recently let out of the
engine service four men at Denver, for
joining the brotherhood.
Felix Kennedy went down to Platts
moutli, Sunday night, in quest of a job.
Felix is a workman of acknowledged
A law requiring railroads to post bulle
tins of the arrival and departure of all
trains over ten minutes late liasjust pass
ed the Connecticut legislature.
Mrs. Henry Hanlein and little daugh
ter Mildred, who have been enjoying the
past week among relatives and friends,
returned to their home at Akron, Colo.,
Railway Record: Master Mechanic
Archibald, or “Neighbor,” as he is call
ed, has the finest looking engines on the
system. No pool in his.Engineer
Johnson on the west end thinks the 324
is all right. So she is, Johnson, old boy.
Foreman James Ritchie returned from
the Black Hills country, close of last
week. After sizing up the situation in
that country Jim wisely concluded that
McCook was about the proper caper for
him and family, and he will continue to
hold down his old job here with his old
time efficiency and satisfaction to the
Mrs. James Swearingen and children
left, Wednesday night, for a visit in Mc
Cook.J. D. Crans was in McCook on
Wednesday. . . Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Reid,
who recently assumed the restaurant
business formerly controlled by Ernest
Welch and wife, are enjoying a profitable
trade. They are courteous and attentive
and for a first-class lunch there is no bet
ter place in the city.—Red Cloud Chief.
Some idea of the magnitude of the
movement by which the railways of the
country are being thrown into the hands
of receivers can be gathered from an ar
ticle upon that subject that has recently
appeared in the Railway Age. It shows
that during 1893 nearly 13 per cent oftlie
entire railway mileage of the country,
representing over 12 per cent of the entire
capitalization, has gone into the hands
of receivers. It has become quite a fad
in railway circles.
Operator Forsyth manipulates the
“lightuin' ” at Orleans.
Brakeman Bunting takes Cropp’s place
with Conductor Benjamin.
■ Operator Dinsley handles the key at
Republican in Washburn’s absence.
Messenger Lawrence is back on his run
again—Hastings and Oberlin—after an
absence of a few days.
Engineer Sprague has his difficulty ad
justed and handles the oil can on the 147
with his usual dexterity.
Present indications are that Jack Wil
liams will not affiliate with the Burling
ton as agent in the future.
W. W. Green sprained his ankle at
Wilsonville on last Thursday. He re
turned to work on Tuesday.
Engineer Cook is taking a lay-off dur
ing the holidays and Harris pulls the
throttle on the 66 in the meantime.
Conductor Williams is serving time,
supposedly on general principles, as Joe
says he dont know what it is for (?)
34 cars of stock on No. 174, Tuesday
morning, and still there are those who
say there is no stock on the Sunflower
Conductor Cropp works the punch and
flirts with all the good looking lady pas
sengers on Joe Williams’rnn while Joe
Frank Jordan shovels the ebony color
ed diamonds on the 147 while Siders as
sists in moving his family and effects to
this railroad centre.
Extra Agent VanWye is acting agent
at Lebanon during Agent Delanoyer’s
absence at Blue Hill, attending the fun
eral of his sister.
Len. Harding goes to Cowles as agent,
vice Glenn Bailey, who goes to Almena
in place of Charlie Baxter. Did not learn
where Charlie goes.
Fred Wilson has again taken up his
position of learning to be a conductor,
after recovering from the squeeze he re
ceived in his hand.
Agent Davis of Cedar Bluffs received a
letter from the hospital in which his boy
is receiving treatment, stating that amp
utation would not be necessary, but that
they could cure the leg. This is cheering
news to Mr. Davis amid all his misfort
Roadmaster Haley has recovered his
i driving horse.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Dwyer are the par
ents of a boy baby, born Wednesday
Little Alice Harris had a mild attack of
tonsilitis, this week, from she is rapidly
Sam Moench is running out of McCook
now. Himself and wife came up from
Roadmaster McFarland of Red Cloud
was at headquarters, Monday, on matters
and things of his position.
Mrs. C. W. Bronson spent Sunday in
Denver. She will leave for Iowa, Sunday,
to spend Christmas with her mother.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Foster lost
their new-borh infant, Wednesday. In
which sorrow they have much sympathy.
The “European plan” should obtain
on the dining cars of all railroads. Pay
for what you eat, not for an elaborate
bill of fare.
The Lehigh strike of a few weeks is es
timated to have cost the company a cool
million dollars, and the strikers a very
large sum in addition.
Wages have been cut by Pullman, but
the traveling public will continue to pay
Mr. Pullman the same price for an upper
berth as for a lower, and to disburse en
forced tolls to his servants under the
name of tips.
Elmer Rowell will not go into the train
service, but has entered the office of J E.
Kelley and will have charge of Mr. Kel
ley’s collection and insurance business.
Elmer is a competent office and business
man and all wish him success in his new
Ticket Agent Robertson of the B. & M.
received a letter, a few days ago, from B.
S. Marvin, who was at his at his former
home at Grand Rapids, Mich. Mr. Mar
vin’s mother died on Saturday, the day
he left here.Agent R. R. Woods at
Sheridan has resigned and accepted the
position of general superintendent of the !
Sheridan Fuel Co.—Alliance Grip.
The new calendars for 1894 of the Bur- j
lington Route are out, and contains a j
map showing the route of their several !
lines, and their new lines recently com
pleted. The main line will shortly be
completed to Tongue River, which is
only a shert distance from Billings,
Mont., on the Northern Pacific. The
connection will shortly be made, thereby
giving the Q. a trans-continental line
several hundred miles shorter than any
other company, and running through the
richest stock and mineral country on the
We regret to say that George Rule, who
has been employed here by the Burling
ton for about two years past as clerk at
the round house, has been called to Mc
Cook, leaving for that place, last Thurs
day. He accepts a position at that point
as storekeeper for the company. The
boys who are employed at the round
house, aware of the fact that Mr. Rule
was about to leave them ,on last Saturday
gave him a pleasant surprise by present
ing him and his estimable wife with two
valuable presents. We all regret that
Mr. Rule and family are called from
among us, but we congratulate him on
his well earned promotion.—Holvoke
TO THE PUBLIC.
The past week has been the biggest j
one, so far, of my closing out sale, and
there is every reason to look for a daily
increase as the news spreads farther,
and while the stock continues large and
attractive. I am pleased that my adver
tisements have been taken at par and
not considered as false pretense.
Remember, everything goes, my en
tire stock of Dry Goods, Millinery, No
tions, Men’s and Ladies’ Furnishing
Goods, Men’s and Boys’ Hats and Caps,
etc., selling at cost and below. Nothing I
reserved. Store for rent. Fixtures for
sale cheap. Cash Only. No goods ex- ,
changed or sent out on approval.
George E. Thompson.
Saturday morning, Charlie Noble was
quite painfully bitten by a farmer’s dog
which he was in the act of removing from
among his choicest glass and china ware
in one of his front show windows. The
owner of the dog had gone out of the
store, leaving the animal inside. The
dog in its wild endeavors to follow made
an attempt to go through one of the big
front windows, springing up among the
dainty and delicate wares in the window
with disastrous results. Fearful of harm,
when seized and removed from the win
dow, the dog bit Mr. Noble’s right hand.
The wound was promptly cauterized and
is doing nicely. The damage was not so
large as might have been expected. It
was the dog’s first experience in the city
and it was too much for his agricolous
For kittjs Glrjs OnJif.
On Christmas Day, 1893, we will give
to 25 little girls in McCook and vicinity
25 doll hats and bonnets, livery girl,
12 years of age and under, will be giv
en a ticket for the asking.
For Grown Feojsje,
With Every Twenty-five Cent Cash
Purchase we give you a Chance to win.
a Fifteen-Dollar Silk Comfort.
On Account of the Uncertainty of the
Tariff Question we have decided to sell any
article in our store containing wool at cost
and less. Some Articles Sold for Less than
cost of manufacture.
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
iPg.or sell you some cheap imitation
which is “just as good” for
61 Collar Or TwO
Less. Remember that imitation is
An Acknowledgment of Superiority,
So Buy The
Genuine flAK. Ongninal
See the name cast on the legs, also on the nickel name plate
CALL AND SEE THEM
THE PIONEER HARDWARE,
W. C. LaTourette. Propr.
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