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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 29, 1893)
TWELFTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 29, 189c3. NUMBER 32.
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Stand and Hand.
F ilberts, *
I»arge and Small.
is New and Fresh.
Call and see my
Holiday Novelties !
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.
Bardin ’ ouse.
C. L. DeGROFF & CO.
There are rumors of still further setting
back of men and retrenchment.
Roadmaster McFarland was up from
Red Cloud, Tuesday, on business of his
Mrs.George Leming went down to Red
Cloud, Tuesday morning, on a short visit
to relatives and friends.
The great Santa Fe system seeks to
end its pressing financial troubles by go
ing into the hands of receivers.
R. R. Randall of the Rock Island’s land
department came in from Chicago, Tues
day evening, on some land business.
Mr and Mrs. Jacob Burnett and son
Orville were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Will Yetter at Hastings over Christmas.
Tim Foley and Frank Ouiglev of the
Hastings-Oberlin run spent Sunday at
headquarters among their many railroad
Cards are out announcing the approach
ing marriage of Fireman Harrv Kings
bury and Miss May Rogers, in Peoria,
Illinois, on New Year day.
Poor’s Railroad manual says the rail
roads in the United States could be built
nowfor considerably less than $4,000,000,
000. They are capitalized at $10,000,000,
000 and are made to earn dividends on
It is rumored that early in the new
year the working hours of round house
force will be lengthened to the ten-houi
schedule. And the probabilities are that
an increase of men will be required as
cold weather comes on.
It takes only three receivers to manage
the Santa Fe railroad, with its nearly
10,000 miles of lines and known as the
largest railroad system in the world. The
Union Pacific, with less mileage and less
business, is supplied with five receivers.
The special car of the B. & M. officials
who are interested in the big ditch was
side tracked here Wednesday. They
gave out the impression they were here
for the purpose of hunting. It is suppos
ed they were here looking up the pros
pects of the new ditch.—Culbertson Era.
Sweney Munson writes from Sayre,Pa.,
to "please send The Tribune to me at
Sayre. I am running engine 644 on the
New York, Philadelphia and Buffalo
through express on the Seneca division
of the Lehigh Valley railroad. McChes
neyand O’Neil from Alliance are also
running passengers on the same division.
Everything is coming our way on the
Lehigh. Best regards to all.”
A hard struggle for life was the exper
ience of Supt.Phelan on Dec.6th,when he
shot a black tail buck near Powder river
in Wyoming. Sir. Phelan had promised
a friend of his a nice mounted deer head,
and not being able to buy one he took
his gun and struck out determined to get
a deer or die in the attempt. He had
gone but six miles from his starting point
when be saw about a hundred "eet away
a fine buck. He hauld off and let him
have the contents of his gun and the buck
fell. Phelan pulled out his knife and
started for his victim, he set his gun up
against a tree not stopping to reload it.
No sooner had he lit on to the buck than
he realized he had a fight on his hands,
and without any delay the only thing to
do was to fight the battle. He caught
the buck by the horns, and at times Mr.
Phelan was on top and other times the
buck was on top. The buck for a time
seemed to have the best of it. Phelan
thought his day had come, and realized
that his jack knife was no good. The
only thing left was to get the gun which
for a time seemed impossible. Soon an
opportunity presented itself and the gun
was reached. With the buck on one side
of the tree and the man and gun on the
other there was sharp dodging for a few
moments. Finally he got the gun reload
ed and succeeded at the second shot to do
up the buck. Very few clothes and but
little wind was left after the fight was
over. After the fight was over, after the
battle was won, Phelan had six miles to
walk and carry buck head and gun.
After the six miles were walked, after the
car was reached, after the blood was
washed off, after the clothes were changed
Phelan explained to the porter that gun
ning alone was no joke. The exciting
episode above recorded would never have
occurred, and Grip would be minus of an
interesting article had it not been for
Tom Curran who wrote to friends here in
Alliance, that the woods were so thick
with deer they were falling over each
other, but he never hinted that they
fall over the man who attempted to kill
Operator Washburn has returned from
his holiday festivities and is now down
to business as of yore.
J. J. Curran has returned from his Iowa
trip. Conductor Kenady had charge of
his run during his absence.
Archie Knox and wife of Hendley are
spending the vacation at Denver. Van
Wye occupies the station meanwhile.
C. A. Uplinger of the Elkliom at Nor
folk has been spending a few days with
his parents at St. Francis. lie returned
Mail Clerk Perrin is running Holling
er’s car while Dave is at St. Joe indulging
’n the pleasant pastime of committing
matrimony. He returns with his bride
on Friday and will reside in St. Francis.
W. B. Mills has returned from his vaca
tion at Lincoln.
Conductor Wolff resumed his run on
the Frenchman valley branch,this morn
Master Mechanic Archibald has been
in Lincoln, this week, on business of his
Assistant Supt. Harman of the high
line was down from Holyoke, yesterday,
on business of his branch.
Mrs. J. F. Heber left on Sunday morn
ing for Peoria, to witness the Kingsbury
Rogers wedding on next Monday.
The bridge special came in from the
east, Tuesdaj* night, and has been going
over the western division, this week.
Dispatcher Townsend is home from St.
Louis. His mother spent Christmas in
Lincoln, returning early in the week.
Mike Sullivan, who was a Burlington
fireman before the great strike, is in the
city renewing oldtime acquaintances.
Mike has been running an engine on a
Mexican road and had the misfortune to
make a good greaser of one of the inhab
itants. For this accident he narrowly
escaped being mobbed. Was thrown into
prison and suffered every indignity and
privation. He wTas glad to come over to
Uncle Sam’s domain when released, and
has no appetite for railroading in Mexico
any more, although there is good money
General Manager Holdrege, General
Passenger Agent Francis, General Fi
nancial Agent Miller, and G. B. Harris
of Chicago, have returned from a tour of
inspection of the Burlington and its
branches throughout the west. The trip
extended over a period of three weeks
and included an examination of the
rolling stock and track facilities and an
inspection of the passenger and freight
traffic reports. In speaking of the trip,
Mr. Holdrege said: “It was a purely bus
iness trip and nothing occurred worthy
of mention at this time. Railroad busi
ness in the west is like it is everywhere
else, dull and dead. The midwinter ex
position will, no doubt, stimulate the
passenger traffic to some extent, but the
indications are not very bright in that
direction. We found the Burlington in
its accustomed condition. We returned
by the way of Texas, stopping at Gal
veston and other points, and had a very
You can buy at my closing sale 4 spools
of Corticelli 100-yd. silk thread for 25
cents; 7 spools Coats thread for 25 cents;
4 spools Barbour’s 200-yd. linen thread
for 25 cents; Madam Foy’s corsets 65c;
Best table oil cloth 12c a yard; all Millin
ery way below cost; all cloaks at 50 cents
on the dollar; white Domet flannel sc a
yard; a very large line of white goods—
checked and striped Nainsooks; plain
Nainsooks, Swiss Mulls, India Linens,
Tarletons, etc., all at cost or less. Linens
—crash, birds-eye, table damask, nap
kins, towels, etc.,—all at cost or less.
Laces, Embroideries, Edgings, Gimps,
Finishing Braids, etc., all at cost or less.
Beaver Shawls, Shetland Shawls, Cash
mere Shawls and Shoulder Shawls, all at
cost or less. Men’s Underwear, heavy
grey, 38c each and up.
My entire stock of Dry Goods, Millin
ery, Notions and Furnishing Goods at
cost and below. Do not wait too long!
NOW is your opportunityl
George E. Thompson.
The surgeons have managed to replace
the bone amputated from the jaw in
certain operations with a finely construct
ed device of metal that makes the jaw as
good as ever for masticating purpose.
This will be good news to persons who
suffer from cancer on the jaw, which can
only be removed by taking the bone away
with it. The old method was to hold the
remaining part of the jaw in place with a
strap. The new device works with a
spring and the patient suffers neither in
convenience nor disfigurement.
The annual meeting of the McCook
Eletric Light Co. will be held at their
office, January 1st, 1894.
NEW STOCK OF
If you are looking for something in that
line come and see us at once. Our Prices are
Guaranteed to be very Reasonable.
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
^ or sell you some cheap imitation
d Collar Or TwO
Less. Remember that imitation is
An Acknowledgment of Superiority,
So Buy The
Genuine III oak: Origninal
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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