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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (June 8, 1894)
Don’t be misled by the statements of merchants
.... claiming that they can....
SAVE YOU MONEY!
1 am 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, .12£
Everything else in proportion.
Always the Lowest and Best
Values Can be Found at
C. M. NOBLE’S.
We have a complete
stock of Challies, Lawns,
Percales, Black & White
Dress Goods, Russian
Ducks. Parasols, Fans.
Our stock is large and
we are determined to
We carry a good line
of goods guaranteed to
wear. See them.
Compare prices and
stock and you will buy
of us. Hard times prices
will be given on any and
all goods in our store.
Coming pay day will be the biggest in
Mrs. S. H. Goodenberger is on the
212 came in from Havelock, last Fri
Mrs. George Weick of South McCook
is under the doctor’s care.
Solliday brought the special up from
Hastings, yesterday morning.
Mrs. Harry Conover has gone to Red
Cloud on a visit to her mother.
The company is a heavy loser by the
floods on the Lyons branch in Colorado.
Mrs Dull is visiting her daughter Mrs.
George Frederick at Oxford, this week.
Oscar Yarger was down from Hudson,
Colo., Saturday night, on a tender mis
Harrv Conover has retired from the
train service and will switch in the yards
at Red Cloud for the present.
J. Inglis’ baby—recently recovered
from an attack of the measles—is suf
fering from an abscess on the neck.
Twelve years ago on Tuesday of last
week, May 29th, the Burlington ran the
first train into Denver, says the Akron
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
and the Chicago & Northwestern have
each contracted for 15,000 tons of stee
rails at the lowest figure rails have ever
been purchased, it is stated.
Conductor Joe Williams of the St.
Francis line has retired from the com
pany's employ with the company’s con
cent. Joe carried two cars of stock for
Kansas City by Oxford.
John Green of McCook has taken
charge of a new ballast gang at Oriva,
as foreman. Senator Grier of Seneca is
running the boarding train in fine shape,
so the boys say.—Alliance Grip.
The Burlington is putting in four stone
bridges between Kenesaw and Heart
well. There are 30 men in the gang
and it is stated that it will require three
months time to finish the work.
P. Churchill, conductor of McCook,
was a pleasant visitor at Alliance, last
week, looking over the country. He
likes Alliance first rate and says she will
soon beat McCook if she keeps on at her
present rate of prosperity and growth.—
The B. &. M. enjoyed a somewhat
novel experience for this locality the
present season when a freight train went
into the ditch near Bostwick on Tuesday
by reason of the track having been un
dermined by the rains of the previous
night. Six freight cars badly wrecked
was the total damage.
The postoffice department has sent
to all railway service employes circulars
calling attention to the postal regulations
requiring postal clerks to accept all pre
paid mail matter offered them at their
cars, and to forward it to its destination.
Inquiries have been received at the de
partment from almost every section of
the country indicating a general mis
understanding due, it is stated, to the
publication of a number of articles in
correctly intimating that the section of
the regulations making the obligation
has been repealed. The rule is declared
to be still in force, and refusal to comply
will render clerks liable to dismissal un
less special authority is given.
The trunk line association has in prep
aration a telegraph code which is in
tended for use between itself and its
members and among members them
selves. The code is in book form and
beside constituting a very marked effort
at economy in telegraph tolls it will, it
is believed, largely tend toward effecting
a more rapid method in the dispatch of
business. The code has been in prepa
ration six months and is arranged in
alphabetical order. The freight com
mittee of the association has supervised
and adopted it and the book is now with
the passenger committee for such addi
tions as will be found necessary for
adaptability to that department. The
telegraph lines will be losers by the new
code, which will cause an annual saving
of many thousands to the railroad com
A sad and probably fatal accident oc
curred at the depot Wednesday night.
Mart Colicott with two tramps were
riding the blind baggage of No. 4 and
when it stopped he claims they pushed
him off and he fell on a pile of cinders
and rolled under the wheels. The train
had run by and before he could get out
of the way it backed up and the wheels
passed over his leg below the knee. He
was taken to the Metropolitan hotel,
where he remained until morning, when
the B. & M. surgeon, Dr. Gnnn, arrived
from McCook and with the assistance of
the physicians here the leg was ampu
tated at the knee. He is now at the
residence of his sister, Mrs. D. A. Kinser,
and is resting as easy as could be ex
pected under the circumstances.—Cam
“AJAX,” THE NEW B. & M. ENGINE.
The new B. & M. narrow gauge engine
which was received from the company’s
car shops at Plattsmouth, Neb., a few
days ago, has been put to work on the
Lead passenger run. The boys have
named her the “Ajax,” because she is a
record breaker. The erigine and tender
weigh about twenty-five tons, the weight
of the engine proper being upon six
drivers, thirty inches in diameter. She
was designed by and constructed under
the personal supervision of Master
Mechanic Hawksworth, who brought
into requisition all the approved appli
ances, and realizing the necessity of
having ample and secure braking equip
ment, gave this feature special attention.
Every part was made of the best material
to be had and the machinery fitted with
great care, so that thus far she has
worked smooth and perfectly satisfac
tory. She has a large boiler and cyl
inder, which afford superfluous power,
and the fire box being extra large there
is no trouble experienced in keeping up
steam. She is equipped with an extra
large sand box and double pipes ou each
side of the engine, which put sand under
the drivers, fore and aft. She also has
a steam bell ringer, which rings the bell
continuously, an essential feature on the
Lead run. The braking power is perfect.
Besides having the Westingliouse air,
which is very effective, the water brake
can be used at any time and will hold a
heavy train down the steep grade with
ease. There is also a hand brake upon
the engine that may be used to set all
the drivers, and a hand brake upon the
tender, and either one of the brakes
may be used with perfect ease should
the others give way. With such pre
cautions there is no danger at all of ac
cidents. The “Ajax” will be used upon
the Lead run and the “Betsey” will go
to Plattsmouth to be remodeled.—Dead
Last Monday night a stock car es
caped from the sidetrack at Edison, and
collided with No. 5 about a half mile
east of that place, smashing the head
light, and doing other damage which
necessitated sending to Oxford for an
The wind blew a car off the sidetrack
at Culbertson, yesterday afternoon.
At the rain meeting held in the city
hall, yesterday afternoon, the committee
that went down to Beatrice reported un
favorably. That the rainmakers were
more or less fakers. That they thought
is was a good advertising scheme for the
Rock Island railway, and a money mak
ing scheme for the alleged rainmakers.
As the rainmakers wanted money to
the extent of $500 without guaranteeing
any rain, the committee thought it not
advisable to buy such an expensive pig
in a poke.
Wyandotte Eggs for Sale.
Eggs of the celebrated S. L. Wyan
dotte chickens for sale—$1 for sitting of
fifteen. Six sittings for $5. Leave
orders at C. M. Noble’s or The Tri
bune office. Benj. Baker.
We make a specialty of fine job print
ing. Our samples of fashionable and ele
gant stationery for invitations, programs
etc., is not excelled in Nebraska.
Full blooded registered cow and calf.
For particulars enquire at my place five
miles north of McCook.
tf. George Hanuein.
Notice. There will be a meeting of
the G. A. R. post, Monday evening, June
12th, at H. H. Berry’s office, to perfect
arrangements for a 4th of July picnic.
A. P. Sharp, P. C.
The Cambridge paper is informed that
Frank H. Selby will enter into partner
ship with Judge Cochran at Salt Lake
City as soon as he settles up his affair
there. “We don’t think.”
The special musical programme given
in the Congregational church, last Sun
day evening, by the Christian Endeav
orers, was greeted by a large audience.
You will find all the fruits, berries
and vegetables, in season, at Noble's.
And they will be the freshest and best
the market affords.
Mrs. L. R. Hileman and three children
departed for Exeter, this state, Sunday
evening, at which place they will remain
during the summer.
Fifteen (15) cents will buy a box of
nice writing paper at this office, con
taining 24 sheets of paper and 24 envel
For Rent—The J. Albert Wells resi
dence of seven rooms. Inquire of P. A.
Wells, over Citizenr bank.
Fine and complete line of calling cards
at The Tribune, Also order taken for
Abstracts of title will be furnished
promptly and accurate by
C. T. Beggs.
Remember, if you want an abstract,
that C. T. Beggs is a bonded abstracter.
A nice variety of ink and pencil tab
lets at this office.
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
Writing paper in boxes very cheap at
Shall we celebrate? If not, why not?
i ONE CITY’S TRIUMPH.
APPARENTLY INSURMOUNTABLE OB
Bow the City of Springfield, Ills., Stopped
Paying Rent and Built Its Own Home.
Revenue From Street Franchises—Mu
nicipal Control of Waterworks.
One «f the most embarrassing 1aes
tions that confront many cities has
been solved by Springfield, Ills., which
dedicated on the first day of last March a
newly erected city hall costing $50,000
without adding to the bonded indebted
ness of the city and without raising the
funds with which to pay cash for the
Operating under the state law known
as the general incorporation act the
city of Springfield was hampered with
the constitutional inhibition against ex
ceeding the maximum rate of taxation,
and the annual assessments of property
for taxation were so reduced each year
by the state board of equalization as to
make the total revenues available for
city purposes too low to admit of in
cluding a building fund with the cur
rent expenses. I'll at the city has found
the way in which to overcome such ob
stacles and by so doing has today a mag
nificent public building makes the plan
adopted for its erection have something
more than ordinary interest in these
days of “town booming. ”
On the 6th day of February, 1893,
the plan which was subsequently adopt
ed was proposed to the city council by
Edward W. Payne, a young business
man. He suggested that the city of
Springfield stop paying rent and build
its own home through the assistance of
a local building and loan association.
In order to make it possible for the city
to undertake the project in the way pro
posed Mr. Payne offered to organize a
syndicate of citizens who should sub
scribe in their own names for enough
shares of stock in a local building and
loan association to furnish all the need
This syndicate, he proposed, should
co-operate with the city council in the
adoption of plans, the aw.irding of con
tracts and in the active work of super
intending the construction of the build
ing. They were to be reimbursed for
their outlay by the monthly payment
from the city treasury of a sum of mon
ey slightly in advance of the aggregate
expenditure the city was then making
for the rent of dingy and unsatisfactory
quarters for its public offices in a num
ber of old buildings in different sections
of the business district. At the end of
10 years the aggregate of these monthly
payments should be sufficient to return
to the syndicate their original invest
ment in full, with a reasonable addition
for interest on the use of the money.
The plan was accepted, and the building
is the result.
In order to make their proposition the
more tempting the syndicate represent
ed by Mr. Payne secured an option on
the most desirable site in the city for
such a building and offered it in con
nection with the main proposition. The
city council had previously prepared the
way for the ultimate erection of such a
structure by establishing a sinking fund
to furnish the money for the purchase
of a site, and it had available for that
purpose the sum of $10.000, which it
paid to the syndicate for the title to the
land on which the building now stands.
The property was deeded to the city,
subject to a mortgage which secures the
syndicate against any loss of its invest
ment. The result is that within a few
days more than one year after the plan
was first formally proposed the city is
making payments on its permanent
home. The city is also negotiating for a
municipal electric light plant for light
ing the streets and to furnish light to
private consumers, and it is considering
the same plan by which the new city
hall was built as the solution of a prob
lem similar to that with which the
council was confronted when it under
took the building project. It is proposed
also to require private corporations ask
ing for public franchises to pay annual
ly into the city treasury a percentage on
the gross receipts of the business they
enjoy from the use of the city streets.
It is expected that this policy will
eventually lift the bonded indebtedness
oi me city ana reance tne rate oi taxa
tion for local government expenses to a
point below the rate in many cities
which give franchises away and get no
return. In behalf of this policy it is
claimed that it is fair and just both to
the company that asks for the nse of the
streets and for the citizens, and also
that it eliminates the element of selfish
ness and gives the citizens a direct and
personal interest in the financial success
of the companies which furnish necessi
ties to the public.
By assuming direct control of the
waterworks system last year the city of
Springfield has made that branch of the
municipal service more than self sus
taining, and the revenues derived dur
ing the first year of that control give
positive assurance that in a few years
the low rates charged for water will
yield revenue enough to pay a large
share of the bonded debt and help in
the reduction of the rate of taxation.
Causes Which Promote Growth of Towns.
The chief causes which promote the
growth of towns and cities are primarily
their location as entrepots for the prod
ucts of industry and commerce. They
become great and populous because they
are so situated as to furnish convenient
markets for the exchange of products.
Becoming centers of labor and trade,
they attract vast- numbers who procure
a livelihood by buying or selling for
themselves or others, or in manufac
tures requiring materials of differ
ent kinds brought from different di
rections and long distances. People are
attracted to cities in the many diversi
fied ways by which men are brought to
gether in single communities for all
their purposes of business, of labor, of
travel, in enterprises of all kinds, and
in all the methods which a partnershij
of human interests involves.
We must close
them out and
are willing to
sell them ....
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No House in
The City Can
At Prices Lower
Agents for the
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