EIGHTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK RED WILLOW COUNTY NEBRASKA EIGHTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK, RED WILLOW COUNTY, NEBRASKA,

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    EIGHTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK , RED WILLOW COUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 13. 1899. NUMBER 22

    Death of Engineer Jack McNeff. The following account of the tragic

    death of Engineer Jack McNeff, son-in- law of J. H. O'Neil of our cit > , the de- ceased's

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    former home , we clip from the Alliance Grip of last Friday :

    Extra west in charge of Conductor 'Shipley and Engineer McNeff ran into No. 48 in charge of Conductor Joder and -Engineer Pedersen a mile and a half west uf Norway , yesterday morning about 6 o'clock. Fireman W. Hamhn- of- the extra , was instantly killed , and Engineer McNeff probably fatally in-

    jured. ¬

    . Conductor Shipley and Brake- man

    - F. W. McCready , who were riding

    *on the engine , jumped and escaped with a few slight bruises Engineer Peder- sen

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    , Conductor Joder and Brakeuian- Munson jumped from the engine of train

    .48 and were not injured. Fireman J- .Lawless

    . - of train No. 48 , injured his arm in Dumping. Engine 238 , which was en- train 48 , was thrown from the track and turned over on her side. Engiue 247- Avas also badly wrecked. Fireman HauiI- 1in

    - was caught between the engine boiler

    and tank and crushed to death. It is not known how Engineer McNeff re- ceived

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    his injuries Fireman Hamlin- lias been firing but a short time this 'being his second or third trip. His re- 'mains

    - were brought to Alliance , yester-

    day -

    evening , and were prepared for bur- 'ial

    - and sent to his folks at Crawford on

    31 , ibis morning. Both trains were go- ing

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    about 15 miles an hour when they struck. The wrecker was immediately

    -sent from Alliance and the track cleared -so trains could pass yesterday. Engineer

    _J. McNeff died last night , from the effects of the injuries received in the\ V wreck near Norway , yesterday morning.His remains were brought to Alliance

    'and prepared for burial. They will be- sent- to McCook , tonight , for burial. Mr- .McNeff

    . was a widower and leaves three

    children two girls aged six and four , -and a boy of two j-ears who are in a convent at York.

    1 The little daughters came up from 37ork to attend the funeral , but as it was mot possible to communicate with any membersof his family , none were pres-

    ent. ¬

    . The remains arrived here , Saturday

    night last , and on Sunday afternoon at half past two o'clock were buried from St. Patrick's church , interment in Cal- vary

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    cemetery , following the solemn -services conducted by Rev. J. A. Hayes > of Indianola.

    Engineer Hancock of Alliance accom- panied

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    the remains to this city. The church was crowded with symp-

    athetic ¬

    friends , and a large funeral cor- 'tege

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    followed the remains to the place of burial. Deep sympathy is felt and -expressed for the parentless little ones