The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, August 22, 1902, Image 1

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The Alliance Herald.
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Dr. Allen, dentist, opera house block.
Bargains in Dry Goods, at the Fair Store.
Wanted A good cook, at the B. & 11.
September 8
Mark's studio.
-Only stamp photos, at
September 8 Circus day, and stamp
photos at Mark's studio.
For Sale Two thoroughbred shorthorn
bulls. Cheap for cash. J. F. Yanders.
For Sale.
House 'and lot near school house and
barn in southwest part of town. Also sixty
head of horses and one Shire stallion.
Spry & Soder.
For Sole Cheap
The B. & M. hotel at Marsland. It is a
good two story house of twelve rooms, a
.good well and pump, a cellar and out
buildings. Would take part in stock.
John Irion, Marsland, Neb.
Kates for Jiaptlst Picnic.
Rates for the picnic at Bridgeport Au
gust 29 will be as follows;
If ioo go, one and one-third fares.
If 250 go, one fare.
If more than 250 go, one cent per mile.
Children between five and twelve years
of age go at half the above rates. The dis
tance is thirty-three miles. At one cent a
mile the fare is sixty-six cents for the
round trip.
Every one should avail themselves of
this opportunity to spend a pleasant day
and get home before dark. The train
leave: Alliance at 8 a. m.
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Dress Goods,
Ladies' Dress
Walking Suits,
Skirts, Waists,
Wt appers,
for fall, keep
your eye on
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Dr. Allen, dentist, opera house block.
Charlie Shindler has entered the employ
of Lockwood & Co.
Dr. Seymour, noted eye specialist, will
be here October 9 and 10. ,
Tom Hopkins, jr., of Dunlap was doing
business in Alliance Saturday.
C. A. Newberry went to Kearney, Sun
day morning, returning Thursday.
The ladies' union will meet Wednesday,
August 27, with Mrs. D. W. Butler.
J. R. Phelan gave a "swell" party to his
Chicago guests at his home Saturday even
ing. The Red Light and Wm. King's place
are being brightened up by fresh coats of
paint. www.
Mrs. J. W. Cheshire is reported to be
convalescing from her recent serious
Ed Mollring rides these days in the new
rig which he recently drew in a raffle at
F. J. Kraemer, the newly appointed
master mechanic, is expected from Wy
more soon.
Mrs. Ira Reed and sons Elmer and Ray
returned Wednesday from their visit in
Holt county.
Roy, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. G.
M. Burns, is threatened with an attack of
typhoid fever.
Miss Josephine Phelan came up from
Mc(jook last Friday to make her father
and sisters a visit. ,
W. C. Langford of Filley came to Alli
ance last Friday to accept a positson in D.
W. Butler's drug store.
Misses Marguerite and Mary Dratte, of
Ottawa, Illinois, are visiting their sister,
Mrs. Louis Buechsenstcin.
Miss Georgia Miller came down from
Hemingford Tuesday to resume her work
in the county treasurer's office.
Mrs. Jules Zbinden and son left yester
day morning for a month's visit with rela
tives and friends at Ravenna and Utica.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Devoie arrived
Wednesday from Thompson, Iowa, for a
few days' visit with relatives and friends.
Miss Pearl Benedict returned Saturday
from a visit of three weeks with rela
tives at Lead and with Miss Susie Hop
kins of Dunlap.
The social given by the ladies Nof St.
Margaret's Guild Tuesday evening is re
ported to have been a very pleasant and
successful affair.
W. H. Wright and wife of Scottsbluff
were in the city Monday an their way to
Hot Springs where they expect to spend
two or three weeks.
Alex Crane came in from the east
Wednesday morning. He is one of the
early settlers in the county who formerly
resided near Box Butte.
Mrs. George Gadsby and daughter Annie
returned Wednesday from Chicago and
Joliet where they spent the past three
months. Miss Gadsby is much improved
in health.
N. Ray's baby was made very sick last
Saturday by chewing some poisoned fly
paper, but quick discovery of what it had
done and prompt attention averted any
serious consequences.
All services of the M. E. church will be
held in the opera house Sunday, August
24. Morning subject at 11 o'clock, "The
Lamentation of Jonathan." Evening at 8
o'clock, "The Realm of Surprises."
L. J. Capps of Kearney was in the city
Tuesday and made the Herald a pleasant
visit while waiting for a train to Lead
City, where he thinks of putting in a job
printing office if the outlook is favorable
to such an enterprise.
Rev, Jeffers will return next week and
have charge of the Thursday evening
prayer meeting. Sunday school will be
held next Sunday at 10 o'clock as usual.
A missionary program will be given at 8
p. m. by the young people.
The.lawn social given by the Epworth
League at the home of C. C. Smith
Wednesday evening was a decided success.
Notwithstanding that the weather was
rather cold for the refreshments served,
the neat sum of S37.50 was realized,
Capt. Corbin recreates now-a-days in his
horseless carriage (that's a better name
than its jaw-breaking appellation) and
when he whirls through the streets at the
rate of ninety miles an hour more or
less pedestrians hug the fronts of the
buildings, with eyes peeled for an open
On Tuesday, August 26, Ellis W. Ray
will open his ice cream parlor and short
order department to the public for the
benefit of the M, E. church building fund.
Patronize his short order counter for
breakfast, dinner and supper, also his ice
cream parlor, thereby helping a good
cause. Young ladies will be present to
assist and welcome all. Popular prices
will prevail.
Man round Head at Oitinlin Proves to Do
the Missing Henry Longford.
The mystery enshrouding the disappear
ance of Henry Langford about two weeks
ago has in a measure been cleared up.
The description of a man found dead in a
box car in Omaha, which was published in
the state papers the latter part of last
week, caused Sheriff Reed and others to
believe that the man described was Mr.
Langford. Accordingly Mr. Reed, accom
panied by Albert Langford, went down to
Omaha last Sunday night and learned the
sad truth that it was indeed the missing
The body was discovered in a car in the
Union Pacific yards in that city tho even
ing of August G. A boy had noticed the
man lying face downward in the car early
that morning; late in the evening he again
passed by the car and, seeing tho man
still there in the same position, thought
something was wrong and called the police
who found him dead. From that it is
judged that he came into Omaha August
5, as tho car in which ho was found had
been in the yards there for two months.
A coroner's inquest was held the following'
day, the jury bringing in a verdict of sul
fide by strychnine, as a bottle containing
some of that drug was found in one of his
pockets. The man's clothing was kept by
the authorities for identification 'and the
body was buried in the potters' field Au
gust 9.
Sheriff Reed and the dead man's son
were shown the man's wardrobe, tho son
identifying each article of the apparel as
having been worn by his father when lie
left homo August 1. He had the. body ex
humed and sealed in a casket and brought
it to Hemingford Tuesday morning for
Whether Mr. Langford really committed
suicide cannot be known nor can it even
be stated positively that he died from
strychnine, oven though it was found in
his possession. Ho came to his death by
no violent means as there were 110 marks
on his body to indicate that; neither was
there evidence of a struggle such as might
have been expected had he died from the
poison. The theories regarding the affair
are about the same as at first: one, that,
driven by remorse for what he had done
he killed himself; the other, that he was
killed for what money he had. So far as
it-has been possible to trace his expendi
tures he must have had about $175 when he
was last seen alive and only a nicke was
found upon dead body. There itf every evi
dence that he intended to return to the
livery barn for his team and drive out
ljome on the morning he disappeared; so
the belief is not groundless that he did not
meet death by his own hand. Many there
are who believe that a foul murder has
been committed, and the Herald is dis
posed to coincide with them. A bottle of
poison on a dead man's body proves
nothing. The assassin or assassins got in
their cruel work in Alliance, but Omaha
was the scene of the last act in the
brutal drama.
A wife, two sons and two daughters of
Mr. Langford yet live to grieve over his
death and they have many to sympathize
with them and pity, too, the man who
had lived an upright life among them but
who, the one time he went wrong, paid so
fearful a penalty for it.
The Baptist church and Sunday school
have arranged for a basket picnic and a
day of recreation at Bridgeport, thirty-six
miles down on the .Denver line Friday of
next week, August 29. The train will
leave Alliance at 8:20 a. m.; the returning
train leaves Bridgeport at 4 p. m. and
arrives in Alliance at 6 p. m. Children
of five years and under, free; between the
ages of five and twelve years, one-half
fare for round trip; over twelve years, one
fare for the round trip. There is a large
grove at Bridgeport and a delightful place
to spend a day's outing. Everybody is in
vited to join in this picnic.
Robert Kittleman and wife, who reside
twenty-two miles northeast, were in Alli
ance Saturday. Mr. Kittleman informed
us that on the 13th instant, his large frame
barn was struck by lightning and burned
to the ground. Fortunately there were no
horses in the barn, but over a hundred
chickens perished, and three sets' of har
ness and a harrow was burned. J. M.
McLean, a neighbor, reached the scene in
time to render assistance in saving some
Ed Enderly of Thermopolis, Wyo., was
in Alliance Wednesday. He is now trav
eling for a San Francisco liquor house.
He says that Wm. Walter, Walter Curtis,
R. M. Mullins and other former Box
Butters are getting rich in the Big Horn
Basin and they could not be induced to
leave there. Ed had not been in Alliance
for nine years and he was greatly surprised
at its advancement.
The Royal Neighbors gave a lawn social
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clough Mon
day evening which was well patronized.
Moore's orchestra furnished some excel
lent music for the occasion.
Postmaster L. Snow of Marsland was
in the city yesterday forenoon on business.
Judge Spacht and J. J. Snow drovo to
Hemingford yesterday.
Dr. Seymour, the noted eye specialist
at Charters hotel October 9 and 10,
Mesdntnes Esancy and Sherwood of
Hemingford were Alliance shoppers Mon
day. wwwww
Miss Mabel Wiker returned Monday
froth Sidney where sho had visited two
Mr, and Mrs. W. W. Norton returned
last Saturday from their outing in Colo
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Ed Sweenoy got his foot crushed a few
days ago by a heavy piece of timber
falilng upon it.
L, J. Schill, the Luclla ranchman, was
in town Monday looking for .men to work
in the hay fields. .
Miss Opal Russell went to Hemingford
Saturday to visit several days with Mrs.
P. D. Spracklen.
Frank Frew of Seattlo left for his homo
last Saturday after a short visit with his
parents of this city.
Mrs. Agues McDonald of Whitewater,
Wis., arrived In the city Thursday to visit
her brother, Wm. Campbell.
A. S Reed returned yesterday from
South Omaha, where he shipped two cars
of steers. They sold for $4.75.
S. F. Williams of Linesvillo, Iowa, is
in this vicinity this week buying up a car
load of horses for shipment to Iowa.
C. J. Wildy, Hemingford's hustling mer
chant, was a county seat visitor yesterday.
He was accompanied by Miss Hctrick.
For sale: A largo varioty of houso plants
including palms and ferns, by Mrs, M.
Miller, first house north of Catholic church.
Mrs.. J. E. Benedict and daughter Edna
left Wednesday to spend the remainder of
the week visiting friends in the vicinity of
The Women's Industrial society of the
Baptist church will give an ice cream
social on tho church lawn Friday evening,
August 22.
Wm. Fosket and Sam Graham were in
tho city Monday, having driven down
a bunch of steers which they sold to
Robert Graham.
The date for dedicating"the enlarged M.
E church edifice has been changed from
September G to September 21. Tho scar
city of masons caused the delay.
The Misses Marguerite and Mario El
more went to Salt Lake Tuesday night, ex
pecting to visit points of interest in that
portion of the country until November.
Mrs. R, T. Watson is enjoying a visit
from her mother, Mrs. Fannie G. Parker,
who arrived Wednesday from Grand
Lodge, Mich. Mrs. Parker will spend (he
winter here.
Ainsworth Scrjbner, tho five-months-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Scribncr, died
at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning after a short
illness. Funeral services were held at the
home that afternoon, conducted by Rev.
Dr. Horn.
During the last ten days eight of the
leading republicans five of them old sol
diers of Alliance, have called and paid
cash for yearly subscriptions to the Her
ald, borne ot them took occasion to say
that they did not agree with the paper
politically but that they admired its excel
lent news service and that it was not
afraid to print the news,
H. A. Mark left Thursday morning for a
ten days' trip in the North Platte valley,
where he has a large amount of work to
do with his new panoramic camera for the
Burlington. It is rumored that the young
gentleman will take an active part in a
marriage before returniug. This is a
mere rumor, however, and the Herald
cannot vouch for its truth.
Mrs. P. D. Spracklen and Miss Bessie
Shetler of Hemingford were the guests of
friends in this city last Friday and Satur
day. Miss Bessie took examination in
one branch required for a teacher's second
grade certificate. She has made very good
grades in all the branches required for it,
and is soon .to be enrolled on the list of
Box Butte county educators.
This week's issue of the Herald marks
the completion of its first six months in
this prosperous, growing little city. The
paper found a field here at the very in
cipiency of its existence and slid into
it with an ease and grace that evidenced
its perfect conception of the situation.
There are those who don't like the Her
ald, but there are a whole lot more who
do; and this Is exactly as we had planned
it. We are more than pleased with the
outlook, perfectly satisfied with the past
and more than ever determined to adhere
to the policy that is rapidly popularizing
the paper. We are for those who are for
us, first, last and all the time. "Love
your enemies, bless them that curse you,
and pray for them that despitefully usa
you," sounds mighty pretty, but there's too
much hypocrisy wrapped up in it at this
day and time to suit the Herald.
Splendidly Written Tributes to Their 1.x.
nlted Chnrnctcr mid Worth.
Editors Alliance Herald : A few
words relative to tho fusion nominees may
not bo amiss. Our candidato for governor,
W. H. Thompson, is a man of state repute.
Ho has been prominently before the public
In many ways, as nominee for congress
man, as national committeeman and as
candidato for United States senator. This
might indicate a honkering nfter public
office; but such is not the fact. Mr.
Thompson has invariably been urged to
accept these honors at the hands of his
political friends, who recognize thoinhar
cut worth of the man; and it was only
after being so urged that he accepted the
fusion nomination for governor, Mr.
Thompson was twice honored by his fellow
citizens by being chosen mayor of his
homo city of Grand Island; nnd It is stated
by tho old veterans of tho soldiers' home
that, while in his official capacity as mayor,
none of the old heroes were ever molested
by the minions of tho law for any trivial
breach of tho peace during his incum
bency; and let it be said to his honor that,
in many cases where tho deserving old
veterans had imbibed too freely of the cup
that cheers, V. H. Thompson has
at his own expense, hired cabs to
convoy tho old boys back to their quarters;
and it is not unreasonable to say that these
old defenders of American unity will stand
by their friend when they can return the
kindness. If Mr. Thompson is elected a
vigorous enforcement of tho state laws
may bo expected atid evil doers will receivo
no clemency at his hands. No Bartloy par
dons will ever disgrace his administration
or penitentiary steals ever bo perpetrated
under his watchful eye. Two years ago,
when temporary chairman of the state
convention, he stated his position clearly,
in words of no ambiguous meaning,
In condemnation of the pardons given to
cattle thieves by tho administration of
that day and his word of honor is given
that no mitigation will be meted oui to
any criminals against tho state if he is
elected. W. H. Thompson is a man of
brilliant intellect, a lawyer standing with
the giants in his profession, a statesman
imbued with all tho eternal principles of
American democracya man of the
. As to our nomineo for congress, Patrick
H. Barry, llttlenefid boaid. . One. looki
at the grand old hero is sufficient to con
vince his opponents of tho thorough hon
esty of the "Grand Old Man" of Greeley
county. This cant and hypocrisy used by
his opponents will ouly recoil on them
selves. Mr. Barry is as vigorous to
day as the day ho marched under "Old
Glory" and freely offered his life in defense
of his adopted land. Nothing was then
said about the "Corkish flavor" of his
name, and be it ever to our disgrace if we
permit his foes to trail his guidon in the
dust. Is it consistent, is it loyal to a
brother in arms who, though differing, can
not expect the support of his old comrades?
Is it just to expect a democratic old soldier
to support a republican old soldier when
he comes up for office, and then when a
democratic old soldier is up for preferment
to have his republican comrades support
his opponent? Is all this talk we hear at
reunions hypocrisy? Evidently it is if
Patrick II. Barry does not receive tho
support of his old soldier comrades in the
coming election. True, P. H. Barry is
up in the numbers where men have col
lected wisdom; but pray, since when has
it become evident that men ripe in years
and experience are unfit for lawmaking
and lawgiving purposes. Let the rolls of
the centuries be called and listen to the
names: Alexander, Hannibal, Napoleon
young men all. What has history to say
of them? One word "Blood." What of
Solon, Cicero, Franklin? "Wisdom." It
is unuecesary to delve in the musty records
of the past. Gladstone, Bismark, Kruger
are words of world-wide fame; and who
ever charged that Senator Hoar, Senator
Morrill or Benjamin Harrison ever out
lived their usefulness? It is simplicity in
the enemies of Mr. Barry to insinuate that
he is unfitted for the duties of the office
which he seeks by reason of his age. As
to his opponent, Mr. Kinkaid, I have
nothing to say further than that as a judge
he fulfilled his duties, in a creditable man
ner. But where has Mr. Barry ever
shown himself unfit to fill any position in
which he found himself? Was it when
he was adjutant-general of the state troops,
or was it on the battlefield when some of
his detractors were prattling babies?
Shame on the man who would cast asper
sions on the old hero; and may that arm
less sleeve pinned on his manly old breast
be a mute appeal to every man with a
spark of patriotism in his moral make-up
for justice to the warrior who seeks prefer
ment at their hands.
The balance of the fusion ticket is wor
thy the support of every honest Nebraskan,
regardless of party affiliations. They are
men of known reliability, with nothing
that cannot bear the light of publicity.
The fusion candidates have no Steuffer
skeletons hid In their closets, or Bartley
pardons to create nightmare, but are men
of recognized worth and clear consciences.
Robert Graham.
Oleman, Neb., August 17, 1002.
Pninllv Groceries.
Try a Sack
of the
$1.15 per
Dr. Allen, dentist, opera house.
Clothing at cost, at tho Fair Store,
Old hats made as good as new by Betts,
the hatter.
'-Sheridan-coal, 'Cnnou lump, nut Mind
Akcr's coal W. James.
Dr. Seymour, eye specialist, coming
Thursday and Friday, October 9 and 10.
Mrs. Ward returned to Hemingford to
day, afler a fews days' visit with Mrs.
W, O. Barnes Is wearing a broad smile
and setting 'em up today because his home
was made happy by the arrival of a son
last night.
Sam Graham returned this morning
from Omaha where he had disposed of
two cars of cattle. Ho reports making a
very satisfactory sale.
V. O, English of Aurora is stopping at
the Charters. Mr. Engiish is assistant
superintendent of the B. & M. on the
Lincoln-Ravenna division.
Mrs. Regan and daughter Miss Mid
will leave tomorrow morning for Chicago,
where they will spend a few days selecting
their fall nnd winter stock of millinery.
Mrs. E. M. Bean arrived this morning
from York to attend to business matters.
She is pleased with her new home at York
and says she and her brother are doing
well in the grocery business,
It's Cool In Colorado.
August 23, 24, 30, 31.
September 1 to 10.
On the above dates the Burlington Route
will sell round trip tickets to Denver, Col
orado Springs, Pueblo and many other
points in Colorado at extremely low rates.
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