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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (April 6, 1894)
TWELFTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL 0, 1894. NUMBER 46.
Don’t be misled by the statements of merohants
.... claiming that they can....
SAVE YOU MONEY!
1 ana selling first-class groceries right along as low
as those who claim they can save you money it you
will trade with them. Below we give a few items.
Pickels, per bottle, - $ .10
Onions, per bottle, - - .10
Chow Chow, per bottle, .10
Catsup, per bottle, - .20
Raisins, per pound, - .05
Best Tea in McCook, lb, .50
Syrup, per pail, - - .65
Jell, per pail, - - .65
Mince Meat, per package. .10
Clothes Pins, per dozen. .02
Peas, per can, - - - .10
Corn, per can, - - - .10
Alaska Salmon, per can, .121
Everything else in proportion.
Always the Lowest and Best
Values Can be Found at
C. M. NOBLE’S.
£}n Invitation* * *
E CORDIALLY Invite you to
l call and inspect our New Line
of Dress Goods, Ladies’ Wraps.
Trimmings, etc., etc. Having
spent two weeks in Eastern Markets, we
have made large and choice selections
and at prices that defy competition.
Don’t forget our large CLOTHING
DEPARTMENT. We have added some
New Things in Children’s Suits.
C. L. DeGROFF & CO.
ia ’gain j louse.
C. h. DeGROFF & CO.
Wreck at Blue Hill.
Train No. 142, from Red Cloud to Hast
ings, drawn by two engines with engine
146 in front, came down the grade at
Blue Hill on Wednesday at 10:45 P- m.,
and ran into train 99 on the Edgar and
Holdrege branch as she was pulling out
along the main track for Bladen. The
142 was a heavy stock train about six
hours late and was coming down grade
at a fair rate of speed. Engineer Bigley
of 109 and Fatty Neiling of 146, reversed
their engines, applied the air and turned
loose the sand, but could not avert a col
lision. The head engine struck the 99 just
forward of the passenger coach on the
rear end of the train, smashed into a box
car containing a shipment of eggs from
Schum & Barnes of Lawrence, to Den
ver, derailed another box car and over
turned the passenger coach. The pas
sengers were badly shaken up but not
injured. An infant was thrown from
the seat, where it lay sleeping, under
the forward seat, and a fat man was
thrown from another seat to the one
occupied by the kid. The parents were
afterward heard lamenting the loss of
the baby’s carriage which was in the
baggage car and smaihed. Engine 146
was derailed but not badly injured. En
gineer Neiling and fireman Al. Avery
each took a header as did Ed Montaney,
fireman on 109. All escaped uninjured
except Neilling who suffered a badly
sprained wrist and knee and at first was
thought to be badly injured, but he was
only winded, and Montaney who sprain
ed his wrist. The 109 lost her pilot but
took the train out around the wreck
about 1 o'clock that night and pulled
141 in on Thursday. Roadmaster Mc
Farland was early on hand with section
crews from Red Cloud, Cowles, Blue
Hill and the Holdrege branch, and clear
ed the wreck and relaid the torn up tr2ck
by Thursday afternoon. The accident
turned out very luckily. A moment after
Neiling and Avery left their cab it was
pinched back on the tender in a way
that would have caught them and ground
them to mince meat, and had the col
lision occurred a moment later the coach
; would have been struck by the engine.
| L. I. Meserve returned home from
I Akron, Monday night.
The engine men are all seeking t o
make good coal and oil records now.
H. L. Davidson has been enjoying a
visit from his mother, the past week or
Roadmadmaster Josselyn was up, Mon
day, from Orleans, on business at head
Jay Tubbs, who is now located at Red
Cloud, was recently wedded to a Corning,
Mrs. E. Hanson is visiting her parents
in Illinois, and will be absent a number
The usual spring rumor of prospective
changes among Burlington officials is
going the rounds.
Miss Frederick, of McCook, is visiting
her brother, S. S. Frederick, this week.
The records and other material stored
over the office of the freight house caus
ed the ceiling to give way, this week,
and the carpenters have been repairing
j the break.
During the month of March 14 cars of
cattle were shipped out of this station,
together with 10 cars of hogs and one of
horses, which is a total af 25 cars, and
a fair month’s stock business.
General Superintendent Calvert and
Assistant Supt. Highland came down
from Denver, Monday night, with Supt.
Campbell. They continued on their
way east, Mr. Campbell remaining here.
G. J. Frederick has secured from the
Lincoln Land Co. an acre of land in the
vicinity of the bridge, and in due course
of time will establish a home on the west
side. He is now engaged in constructing
a dwelling.—Oxford Standard.
It is rumoredthat Nos. 1 and 6 passen
gers will be placed on by the Burlington
i about May 1st, when it is announced
1 that the Rock Island will put on a couple
I extra passengers for the summer busi
! ness. The Bnrlirgton must be in it.
j A brakeman named Tom Wilkinson,
says the Holbrook Herald, played a
shabby trick upon the sympathetic peo
ple at this place the other day. He was
making a coupling and just as the cars
came together he gave a yell and rushed
into the depot nursing an imaginary
crushed hand. Several ladies fainted
and as many bottles were offered, which
Tom put under his vest in good style.
As the train was pulling out of town,
Wilkinson showed the crowd two unin-'
jured but very dirty hands. Should he
come through this place again soon, the
Burlington route will be shy one brake
School Land Squabble.
Robert Wheeler of Osceola claims that
a plan was concocted whereby he was to
be defrauded of a section of school land
in Red Willow county. He filed a peti
tion in the supreme court yesterday for
a writ of mandamus, J. B. Meserve,
county treasurer of Red Willow county,
Land Commissioner Humphrey, O.
Frost and F. G. Stilgebocer being named
a3 respondents. Wheeler’s petition is a
lengthy document and recites that he
got the land February 19, 1887, by as
signment of lease from J. H. Mickey,
who got it the same way from S. F.
Fleharty. It comprises all of section
16, township 3, north of range 26 west,
in Red Willow county. Wheeler de
clares he made all payments up to the
payment due July 1, 1892. He did not
make that payment or any since, he
says, because of oversight, caused by the
press of official duties and a mistake on
his part. In 1893 when his lease became
delinquent a notice was issued stating
that unless the lease rental was paid
the contract would be forfeited, but in
stead of serving him with a notice
County Treasurer W. T. Henton pub
lished it three times in the Indianola
Courier. As he had lived in Osceola for
seventeen years and as records of the
state board of educational lands and
funds containad his assignment papers
he avers that the state board and all
county officers knew his postoffice ad
March 9, 1894, the laud was offered at
public auction for lease and O. Frost aud
F. G. Siiigeboiier, cashier and assistant
cashier respectively of the Bank of Bart
ley, acting to defraud, bid on the land
and hired W. 0. Bond, W. P. Elmer,
Samuel Stockton, E .E. Bantham and J.
H. Lewis, who also made bids on por
tions of the land, to withdraw and let
them have it without competition.
Frost and Stilgebouer’s bid was a pre
mium of $8 for all the land, and being
the only bidders they got it. Wheeler
now says he has made valuable im
provements ot the land, claims that it
was not legally forfeited, that the state
board acted contrary to law, that legal
notice of forfeiture was not served on
him and he asks for a writ compelling
County Treasurer Meserve to receive
from him $124, or whatever sum was
due the state March 22, 1894, and com
manding Commissioner Humphrey to
reinstate his contracts of lease.—Lincoln
The new county treasurer expects to
qualify today, and enter upon the duties
of his office.
J. D. Carter is very ill with a relapse
of the measles.
L. B. Stiles has been away since Tues
day night on business.
W. P. Foreman has been around, this
week, on business of the auditing depart
J. E. Sanborn is now running between
Red Cloud and Hastings,with headquar
ters at the latter point.
R. G. Donovan, a former Burlington
engineer at Plattsmouth, died in the
Lincoln asylum, last Saturday night.
A station agent of a railroad in Iowa
has put the following placard on the
clock: “This is a clock; it is running;
it is Chicago time; it is right; it is set
every day at io o’clock. Now keep your
A very amusing joke on conductor H.
A. Beale is related. He with a number
of other railroad men attended the thea
tre in Hastings, a few nights since. A
scene represented an express train go
ing east. Just after the scene, the man
ager of the company stepped before the
curtain and read a telegram announcing
that Conductor Beale and Engineer Sny
der were to run the express train west,—
the manager mistaking the ex. (which
meant extra) for express. Conductor
Beale also evidently misunderstood the
message, and under the impression that
the theatrical manager meant that he
should run the stage express back west,
stood up in the theatre and remonstrat
ed with the manager that he could not
run the dinged thing back, amidst the
vociferous amusement of the audience.
So the conductor’s friends have been
making life a burden to him ever since. ]
The circumstances make the incident ■
more amusing than language can por
. ..READY FOR. . .
Dry Goods, Millinery
L. Lowman Sc Son,
The largest and most complete stock of Spec
tacles and Eyeglasses ever displayed in McCook
by using poor glasses—good ones don’t cost much.
Consult your own welfare, your pocket book and
Leach, the Jeweler, and you will be pleased. He
will guarantee satisfaction.
CHAS A LEACH,
jeweler and Optician,
(Successor to Cabroth & Son.
Wall Paper, per roll - 3c.
Gilts, per roll, - - - 6c.
Mixed Paint, - - - 90o.
White Lead, - - - $5.50 ®
Linseed Oil, - - - - .05 ^
Other Goods at Reduced Price. I
isgf" Painting aad Papering at Especially Low Prices Leave your orders with
the painters and paper hangers Don’t give middle men a profit.
McCook Paint and Wall Paper House.
CORKER OP MAIN AND OOUGLAS3.
GEORGE ELBERT \V\ u. COLE.
1 still have a tew good young Bulls that
I will sell very cheap, if taken soon. AU
in want of anything of this kind will do
well to call and examine my stock.
W. N. ROGERS, proprietor
Shadeland Stock Farm.
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