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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 8, 1901)
\ Last Saturday evening about nine
o'clock , Mr. William C. Hulger of El
Paso , Texas , and Miss Ona Simons of
our city were quietly united in marriage ,
? Rev. W. J. Turner of the Congregational
church officiating. The ceremony was
. -A witnessed by a few friends and relatives
of the happy couple , and took place at
the home of Trainmaster and Mrs. J. F.
The bride has for years been a resident
of our city , ( living with her uncle and
aunt , Mr. and Mrs. Keuyon. ) and has
gained a popular place in a large and
admiring circle of friends as a sweet and
accomplished young lady.
The groom formerly lived here and
' was in the Burlington employ. He is
f'r now in the Santa Fe service at El Paso.
Texas. He was popular both 111 and
outside railroad circles.
No effort at decorative effect was made ,
unostentatious simplicity being the rule
Refreshments weie served after the
The young couple were the objects of
numerous , handsome and rich gifts.
They departed on the midnight train
for El Paso , Texas , where they will
make their home for the present , ex
pecting in the spring to return north and
locate in Denver. Many kind and sin
cere wishes for their happiness and pros
perity accompany them to their south
"Sound Without Sense Is Mere
It may escape us whose wisdom formu
lated the above -aphorism , yet what
day passes without its verification , on
the street , or in circles more select and
sedate. Yet it is a fact not to be over
looked that mere sound is not without a
moving power upon certain minds. A
tone assumed , worthy of a sacred truth ,
is often taken for a truth itself. The
splendid elocution of an Ingersoll was
subordinated to sentiments utterly vari
ant with the sound of their utterance.
The sound was pleasing , but the sense ,
alas , revealed but noise. Much that is
( offered in the name of religion , may not
\ ' ± luck the tone of sacred truth , but results
reveal that like a certain dying man's
will , it was magnificent , but where was
Ihe money ? Bishop Andrews says on
one occasion he had , down south , preach
ed a missionary sermon ; he then called
upon one of the colored brethren to close
with prayer , who thus delivered himself :
"O Lord ! Hang our jaws on the hinges
of heaven , our tongues on the root of
salva'tiou and we'll mount de milk white
horse of de gospel and sail away to Jubi
lee. " The bishop adds , amid amens
and outcries the transported and enrapt-
td congregation gave witness to the
power of sound. There are times when
we want the sound , but with it the sense
lhat is more than mere noise.
A Y. M. C. A. Movement.
An effort is now in its infancy having
for its object the establishment of a Y.
M. C. A. in McCook. Naturally , the
movement will be under the railroad
auspices ; and it is stated that strong en
! ; couragement is expected from railroad
sources , both here and on up to the gen
eral officers of the road , who appreciate
what such organizations and establish
ments can mean to the increased effi
ciency of the men in their employ. Dif
ferent railroads over the country have
given strong support to this Y. M. C. A.
movement , and it is thought that the
wide-awake Burlington management
will not be slow to take up such a prom
ising project. A suitable building is
contemplated in the movement. The
movement was given a strong boost by
the presence in our city , last Sunday , of
G. D. McDill , inter-national secretary ,
Y. M. C. A. , who conferred with a
gathering of our citizens , Sunday after
noon , and later with such of the railroad
( i officials as were in the city. Those im
mediately engaged in the movement
feel not a little encouraged over the out
Heaviest of the Winter.
The snow storm which prevailed over
this state , commencing last Saturday
afternoon , was the heaviest of the win
ter. It was especially heavy in eastern
and southern part of the state , interfer
ing not a little with railroad traffic for
a while. The fall of snow was heavy
and there was considerable wind but.
fortunately , the snow "was wet and the
drifting was not so bad as it would other
wise have been. On the Western divis
ion considerable difficulty was experi
enced with the drifting snow on the
Kansas City line from Oxford east and
on the Sunflower branches , but the main
line was not effected. The temperature
fell as low as six to eight degrees below
zero , and reached below zero a number
of mornings , this week.
SCALE BOOKS For sale at THE TRIB-
ONB office. Best in the market.
MOVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE.
N. A. LUNDY has gone to Edison.
J UDGK NORRIS was in Lincoln , Wednes
MRS. H. P. SUTTON is visiting her sis
ter in Omaha.
C. A. LEACH is visiting down in Mis
souri , this week.
JOHN E. DIVINE has joined his father
in Co'stal , Oklahoma.
MR. J. E. KELLEY is quite ill with a
severe attack of bronchitis.
DR. A. P. WELLES was an Omaha
visitor , Thursday , on business.
MRS. H. P. SuTTON returned from
her Omaha visit , Tuesday night.
MRS. CLARA HARBISON departed this
week for Fort Morgan , Colorado.
MR. AND MRS. F. S. VAUUE are oc
cupying the J. E. Kelley residence.
S. E. SOLOMON was down from Cul-
bertson , Monday , on a business jaunt.
Miss M. A. EVANS went down to
Kenesaw , last Saturday , on a visit to her
MRS. G. A. NOREN returned home ,
Wednesday night.from a visit to Lincoln
MRS. II. H. TARTSCH arrived home ,
Wednesday night , from a visit in
MRS. NEAL BEELER went over to
Beaver City , Tuesday , on account of the
illness in her family.
MiSS SARA LOWMAN will leave , Sat
urday , for the east , to make spring and
Miss SELMA NOREN went down to
Lincoln , Sunday morning on No. 2 , to
visit there and in Omaha.
MRS. WILLIAM MURPHY and sister
came up from Red Cloud , last week , on
a visit to McCook relatives.
MRS. M. E. WELLS and the children
will depart , early in coming week , for
their new home in Alliance.
E J. MITCHELL of- the Courier has
been absent from the city , part of the
week , visiting in Norfork and other
MR. AND MRS. LEE PATTERSON , who
were here to attend the Clark-Yarger
marriage , departed for Indianola , Iowa ,
Monday morning on 12.
ETHEL POPE was surprised by a large
company of young friends , last Saturday
evening. Games and refreshments made
up the evening's enjoyment.
M. V. SHELDON of Savanna , Illinois ,
has purchased the George Poh farm , a
few miles west of this city , and will
move on the same about the first of
March. Mr. Sheldon is an old railroad
man , having been in that service for over
MR. AND MRS. M. C. MAXWELL , de
parted , last night on 6 , for Norwich ,
Iowa , where they will make their future
home. To lose two such substantial and
estimable people as Mr. Maxwell and
wife is a source of regret to many. May
they be prosperous and contented in
their new home.
MR. AND MRS. E. E. LOWMAN of
Brownville departed for home , Monday
morning on No. 2 , after a short visit in
the city , guests of his parents , Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Lowman. They were going
eastward from a visit in Denver. Their
young son of five 3'ears accompanied
themjhehas happily developed into a fine
and vigorous lad. It is a pleasure to
learn that Mr. Lowman is doing a very
satisfactory and growing business in his
License to wed was granted William
C. Bulger of El Paso , Texas , and Miss
Ona B. Simons of McCook , last Satur
To Telephone Subscribers.
Thursday evening , when the electric
lights were turned on , it was discovered
that , owing to the heavy sleet , our wires
were crossed in several places , with the
wires of the Light Co. , which made it
absolutely necessary for us to closedown
the switch board for about forty-five
minutes , until the difficulty was re
moved. This explanation is given so
that those who may have been incon
venienced in any way at that time , may
understand the reason. Will also state
that , Miss French , the old operator , is
again at the board during the day , and
will do her best to serve you.
C. I. HALL , Manager.
New Embroideries in Setts Edgings
and Insertings to match in Swiss , Nain
seeks and Cambrics at the The Thomp
son Dry Goods Co.
* Ladies' $12.00 Jackets now $6.50 at
The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
Death of Mrs. Dora Archibald.
Mrs. Dora Archibald passed away ,
about two o'clock , Sunday morning , at
the home of her eldest son and child ,
Master Mechanic R. B. Archibald , after
an illness of about a week with an at
tack of grip , in her 74th year. It was
not at first thought that her illness was
at all serious , but the disease took a fatal
turn and her sweet , gracious life went
quietly out in peace at an early hour ,
[ DORA BENNETT ARCHIBALD was
born , December i6th , 1827 ; died in Mc
Cook , Nebraska , February 3rd , 1901.
She was united in marriage with John
Archibald in 1851 , and to them were
born seven children , all of whom sur
vive her and were present at the funeral.
She and her husband came to McCook ,
nine years ago , he passing to the spirit
land three years later. Since coming to
McCook , the deceased has made her
home with her son , Master Mechanic
Archibald. The funeral services were
conducted in the Methodist church on
Wednesda3 ? afternoon , February 6th , the
church being filled with sympathetic
friends and neighbors to bear a last sad
tribute to the memory of a consistent
Christian mother , a faithful , loving wife
and parent. The remains were interred
beside those of her departed husband in
Longview cemetery. For over a quarter
of a century she became a member in
1879 the departed was a faithful and
zealous member of the Methodist Epis
copal faith. ]
All the children were present at the
funeral it being the first time in the
history of the family that all were to
gether. From a distance : Mrs. Eliza
beth A. Ford of Green Bay , Wisconsin ,
Mrs. Nadab Morrell and daughter of
Milwaukee , Wisconsin , Mrs. Edward
Skinner , of Chicago , Illinois. Of this
city : R. B. Archibald. William W.
Archibald , Mrs. H. M. Tyler and Mrs.
F. W. . Bosworth.
The deceased is also survived by two
brothers , Thomas Bennett of our city
and Josiah Bennett of Boston , the latter
not being present at the funeral.
The floral offerings at the church were
superb , richly beautiful.
The services at the church were im
pressive , conducted by Rev. L. M.
Grigsby , with choir , and were largely
The bereaved ones one and all have
the deepest and most sincere sympathy
of their many friends in this their sorrow
row and loss.
A CARD OF THANKS.
All our hearts go out to the friends
and neighbors in gratitude for willing
assistance and many kindnesses extend
ed during the illness and after the death
of our dear departed.
MR. AND MRS. R. B. ARCHIBALD.
MRS. NADAB MORRELL.
MRS. ELIZABETH A. FORD.
MRS. EDWARD SKINNER.
MR. AND MRS. H. M. TYLER.
MR. AND MRS. F. W. BOSWORTH.
MR. AND MRS. W. W. ARCHIBALD.
The need is acknowledged by all ; but
the real question is. shall we have an
auditorium ? that is are we willing to go
down into our jeans deep enough to en
courage a company to go on with the
work ? If we are , we can doubtless get
the auditorium , this coming summer.
There is a large element of philanthropy
in opera-house and auditorium building
such buildings are usually losing ven
tures hence the necessity of the com
munity doing its part , for an auditorium
would be a public blessing.
The committee having the project in
charge is quietly investigating plans and
getting some preliminary figures and we
hope soon to have something more defi
nite to offer our readers.
We have some new things in stock
foods , chicken remedies and egg makers
and can increase your profits both on
stock and eggs.
MCCONNELL & BERRY.
Our own make of all-wool dress skirts
from $2 50 up. Fifty of them in stock
ready to wear. To your measure at the
same price. The Thompson Dry Goods
The new styles of wall paper will sur
pass anything ever before offerer.
Spring goods now arriving at
MCCONNELL & BERRY'S.
If you want the best and most for your
good money in the meat line don't do a
thing but go to Church & Marsh's
market. They are it.
The snow and sleet have been hard on
electric light and telephone wires , this
WANTED Two furnished rooms.
Leave word at THE TRIBUNE office.
Gunther's fresh candies.
, & BERRY.
The Straight Front is the newest in
corsets. You will find them at DeGroff
RAILROAD NEWS ITEMS.
New scrap bins have been built , this
Engine 25 is in the shops for an over
Way-car No. 38 is here from Denver
Engines 56 and 194 are in the shop
for an overhauling.
Way-car 98 is about ready to go out
on the road , this week.
Engineer and Mrs. G. A. Noren visit
ed relatives in Orleans , Sunday.
Bert Hall of Arapahoe has gone to
work in Charlie Ward's carpenter force.
Frank Purvis was up from Red Cloud
to stand an examination in telegraphy ,
The pay-car is scheduled to be at Me
Cook on No , 5 , next Thursday evening ,
Conductor C. J. Snell has gone to
Hastings to relieve Conductor C. O. Le-
Hew , who is off on a short vacation.
The new machine-shop foreman , F. C.
Fuller , is in charge , and will doubtless
make a popular and efficient foreman.
Mr. Cota has taken his air-brake car to
Oxford to instruct the boys at that point
in the mysteries of the Westinghouse.
Brakeman and Mrs. B. M. Boyd went
down to Hastings , last Saturday , on a
short visit , returning home on i , Tues
Trainmaster J. F. Kenyon was in Lin
coln , Wednesday , on business connected
with the publication of the new time
Switchman W. E. Reynolds , Flagman
E. E. Saddler , Brakemen C. E. Ryan
and D. F. Shaw are on the sick-list , this
Brakeman H. L. Holder has been
transferred from Orleans to McCook.
He was brakeuian under Trainmaster
Four new K4 class engines are now
being built at Havelock. Six more have
been nrdered when the four have been
No. 32 is out of the shop , 301 ready to
return to Denver and 141 has gone to
Red Cloud. No. 164 is in the yard
now in place of the 96.
Conductor A. L. Knowland was off
duty , first of the week , on account of ill
ness of Mrs. Knowland. Conductor
Shinsel had No. 36 , meanwhile.
Conductor C. W. Bronson departed ,
Wednesday night on 6 for Chicago , to
attend a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Burlington Voluntary re
Conductor William Shinsel went down
to Oxford , last Thursday nightto relieve
Conductor Cropp , who was called to Red
Cloud to attend the funeral of his
Switch engine 96 has been sent to
Havelock to be rebuilt. Cne of the boys
wrote the following advice on the en
gine : "Raise bell and whistle and put a
new engine under it. "
Arrangements are being completed for
the O. R. C. ball and banquet to be
given on Thursday , February I4th , in
the Menard opera-house. A dollar
ticket will admit one gentleman and one
lady twenty-five cents extra for each
The Great Northern has let contracts
for machinery to be used in a remarkable
railroad tie-preserving plant to be erected
on Clearwater lake , ten miles south of
Kalispel , Mont. The cost of the plant ,
in running order , will be about $100,000.
Engine 25 ran off the track , Sunday
afternoon , in the local yard , while mak
ing a "flying switch. " Engineer J , M.
Trammell was in charge. The damage
was not large and no one was injured.
The engine narrowly escaped turning
The way-car on No. 145 jumped the
track , last Thursday , and turned over on
her side , catching fire. The fire was
soon extinguished , but the car was
pretty badly damaged. Conductor J. T.
Brady was shaken up considerably , but
escaped injury of serious nature.
After the swelling became reduced , it
was discovered on last Saturday that a
bone in R. L. Tinker's hand had been
fractured in his accident with the buzz
saw in the machine-shop , recently. His
hand has been placed in splints , and the
injury is progressing favorably.
J. W. Haggard of the yard section
force died on Sunday morning , death by
blood-poisoning finally resulting from a
sore tooth. The remains were shipped
to Danbury on Tuesday morning , and
buried nine miles south of that place.
His father-in-law , D. J. Coulter , came
over and took the remains in charge.
ADDITIONAL RAILROAD NEWS.
The water meter was repaired , this
J. S Whiteford is a new machinist in
A Spanish railroad has ordered 520
cars from American manufacturers.
Telegraphers of the Big Four have re
ceived an advance of 12 5 per cent in
A new building has been built in
which to mix the plastic lagging , which
has replaced wood on locomotive boilers.
The boys who failed to pass the ex
amination in air will have to report to
Mr. Cota , at Oxford , for re-examination.
Many shopmen attended the funeral
services of Mrs. Dora Archibald , mother
of Master Mechanic Archibald , in the
M.E. church , Wednesday afternoon.
A New York dispatch shows the Van-
derbilts now own a controlling interest
in lines that embrace 51,979 milesof rail
road and form a complete transcontinental
Trainmaster and Mrs. J. C. Birdsell of
Alliance opened their handsome new
dwelling in that place , last week , with a
high five party in which sixteen couples
of their married friends were partici
Engines 315 and 296 collided in the
yards at Aurora , Neb. , Wednesday fore
noon. Both engines were disabled , two
cars of merchandise telescoped and
some damage done to some other cars.
Brakeiijan Warner Jones was slightly in
The demand for civil engineers by
railroads and mining corporations is
great , and engineers are now receiving
all kinds of offers. Railroad work in the
south and west , the coming year , will of
fer employment for all kinds of labor , and
skilled workmen can get' almost any
wages they demand.
Railroad men say that if the Union
Pacific has really secured control of the
Southern Pacific it will not be long be
fore the Odgeu pathway is closed to
other roads. When this is done it is
believed several roads will be built
rapidly toward the coast and it is not
doubted that the Burlington will reach
the coast line first. Journal.
Sheeley & O'Shee are putting in
bridges across the North Platte river at
Miuature and Scotts Bluffs. They ex
pect to finish this work by spring. They
have recently completed bridges at
Bridgeport , Nebraska , and Mitchell ,
Wyo. The development of that part of
the state will be rapid from now on , ow
ing to the new railroad which was com
pleted by the Burlington up the river ,
last 3'ear. Lincoln Journal.
John Hoff of Hastings was literally
jerked from the jaws of death , Wednes
day , by Switchman John Macher of the
Hastings yards. Hoff was standing on
the track in front of Burlington No. 2 ,
which was rapidly pulling into the Hast
ings station. He was seen by Switch
man Macher , who ran out and threw him
from the track just in time to save him
from death under the wheels. In doing
so Mr. Macher placed himself in great
peril , running a risk of being caught by
the train himself. Mr. Hoff was injured
by the fall he received when thrown
from the track by Mr. Macher. His hip
was bruised and he sustained other
The following letters were advertised
by the McCook post-office , Feb. 3 , 1901 :
Mr. Al Great , Hr. F. M. Heolfet ,
Miss Merry Roggers , Lizzie Thiringer (2) ( ) .
In calling for any of these letters , please
say that they ate advertised.
F. M. KiMMELL , Postmaster.
For Sale or Trade.
A four-room dwelling in desirable lo
cation in McCook. Call on or address
MRS. W. G. WILSON.
WANTED : Farm of rich soil within
five miles of McCook. Will buy. or
trade Indiana farm or business.
VW. E. HARTER , Mexico , Indiana.
The Great Capadura.
The Great Capadura at Bennett's.
Overcoats at DeGroff & Co.'s.
It's only five cents , but it's as good
and better than some ten centers the
Great Capadura. Sold by J. H. Bennett.
Beautiful Assortment of Cambric and
Muslin Night Gowns just received at The
Thompsou Dry Goods Co.
No substitutions allowed at our store.
Prescriptions filled as written.
D. W. LOAR.
New line of School Plaids for Child
ren's school dresses only xoc yard and
double fold at The Thompson Dry
MINOR ITEMS OF NEWS.
The Great Cupadura.
Buy a Great Majestic.
Go to Loar's for pure drugs.
The Great Five-Cent Capadura.
Take your prescriptions to Loar.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
It's sure McMillen's Cough Cure.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
Loar's prices are right. Try him.
McConnell's Balsam cures coughs.
For clothing go to DeGroff & Co.'a.
Alfalfa seed for sale. C.G.GouUEN.
Weneedan auditorium. Shallwehave-
Don't fail to see the bargains in WallPaper -
Paper at Loar's.
Coal hod and shovel for 15 cents at S.
M. Cochran & . Co.'s.
Saturday was ground-hog day. Thus is
another idol shattered.
You can phone your orders to S. M.
Cochrau & Co. for alfalfa hay.
At night ring the door bell at Loar's
store and the clerk will do the rest.
Sleighing has been one of the unusual ,
fascinating pleasures of this week
Gunther's pure candies.
L & BERRY.
Nothing except the mint can make
money without advertising. Gladstone.
Wall-Paper ! Wall-Paper ! The great
est bargains ever offered are found at
Syringes , hot water bottles and sick
room conveniences at McConnell &
Men's finest satin striped worsted six
dollar pants now $4.25 "t The Thomp
son Dry Goods Co.
George Butler , the well-known travel
ing man , died at his home i ( Cambridge ,
Wednesday of last week.a \
Fiom 2 to 4 o'clock , : .l v/om& morning ,
the thermometer regist.v | | c \ fall in
temperature of 40 degrees.
Elegant line of 56-inch heavy clothes
for street skirts from 700 to $1.75 at
The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
The McCook Circle No. 33 , Ladies of
G. A. R. , meet the first Saturday of
every month in Odd Fellows hall.
Call and get prices. Cane seed , seed
oats and corn at lowest prices.
F. C. KELLOGG & Co.
Men's heavy twilled black and white
striped shirts full sized and well made
for 39c at The Thompson Dry Goods Co.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Meth
odist church will give its annual Wash
ington dinner and bazar , Feb. 22d. tf.
J. W. Burtless lias leased the John
Whittaker farm south-west of the city ,
and will engage in dairying in the near
There will be a graud ball in Beards-
lee hall , Indianola , on February 22nd.
Music by McCook orchestra. Tickets ,
The demand for last week's TRIBUNE
called for over 1,200 papers , and we re
gret we were unable to fill some of the
The Star bakery , William O'Meara ,
proprietor , fs turning out the finest
bread , cakes , etc. , ever offered our pee
ple. Give him a trial.
The Great Majesty is very unlike the
cat it never comes back. It is as near
perfect in the line of ranges as you can
hope to see in your life time.
If you are a good judge of a good five-
cent cigar , just try a Capotlura. Your
judgment will go with the many who
think the market does not afford its
equal at near the price.
A large party of young boys and girls
indulged in a bob-sled ride , Wednesday
evening. Cocoa and wafers at the resi
dence of H. W. Cole were an incident
of a wholly delightful event.
You will hardly expect so much for
five cents as you get in the Great Capa
dura , Perhaps no cigar on the market
at that price gives as much real satis
faction to the appreciative smoker.
It is stated that Dr. C. M. Duncan will
remove to Norfolk , early in March , to
assume charge of a sanitarium. It is
stated that E. J. Mitchell has been
spending this week in Norfolk in the
When you discover a patriotic citizen
who buys his goods out of town , because
he can get them cheaper and of better
quality than at home , give him the
same kind of treatment , and you will
soon have a vacancy in the community
for some one who will favor the live and ,
let live idea.
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