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The Alliance Herald.
OFKIOIAL PUBLICATION !
OF BOX BUTTE COUNTY
AND ONLY DEMOCRATIC
PAPER IN THE COUNTY.
WB MAKE A 8PECIALTY
! CIAL PRINTINGS QPLEN.
DID PRESSES AND TYPE.
ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA; FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1902.
70c to 80c
Best in town.
See our stock
I Alliance Grocery Co f
The Best Flour on
J. B. Miller, Auctioneer.
Be sure TJ C C. & C.
stock of saddles.
and see their
E. E. Ford came in from Omaha Mon
day where he marketed cattle.
Collins & Morrison, saddles, always in
in stock at Clougii & Collins.
P. D. Spracklen, a substantial citizen of
Lawn precinct, handed us a "V" Tues--day
to pay up arrears and for a credit of
two years in advance. Nothing small
about Peter not even his pockctbook.
A prairie fire occurred near Berea Mon
day, the grass being set on fire from an
-engine. A large part of G. W. Nation's
range is said to have been destroyed by it,
and a portion of Arthur Grove's, also. The
latter came near losing his property by the
fire, it being saved only by hard fighting on
the part of himself and his neighbors. A
force from Alliance was sent up to assist
them, but they arrived too late to be of
help to them. A number of small 'fires
have been reported throughout this section.
A list of the winners in the prize photo
graphic contest recently held by the Bur
lington, is given iu a folder the company
has mailed throughout the country, in
which H. A. Mark of this city is tenth in
rank, out of twenty-four winning prizes.
Six hundred and fifteen entered the con
test. Some time ago The Herald men
tioned Mr. Mark's winning the prize of a
ticket to St. Joseph and return in this
contest. Trip tickets to any point may be
exchanged for any other ticket of equal
JUST FOR YOUR
K. f. Sanson's
Complete Line of
Ladies' and Hisses'
Cloaks, Ladies' flan
nel Waists, Skirts,
Tailor Suits before
See the HONTE
Dr. Allen, dentist, opera house.
An elegant new line of hats at Mrs.
Special values in cloaks at Hanson's,
See ad on page G.
"Billy" King returned Monday from a
week's stay in Denver.
James Stratton and daughter, Flora, of
Bcrca were in the city Saturday,
John Hagerty of Bridgeport was in the
city visiting his family the first of the
The south and east shows democratic
gains while the west shows a republican
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Wilcox returned
Tuesday from a visit with relatives at
C. A. Newberry is putting in a water
heating plant in the brick block owned by
A. D. Rodgers,
Attorney Iodence, Clark Olds and John
A, Hunzicker came down from Heming
Mrs, W. E. Shriner returned Tuesday
from Peru where she has been visiting
relatives for a few week s,
Mrs. Thorp, and Miss Pease returned
Tuesday from spending a week at the
fromer's ranch near Edgemont.
It is reported that W, E. Colvin, the
well known stockman of Deuel county, is
in financial trouble and has absconded.
The returns in Nebraska indicate a large
stay-at-home vote. Even Box Butte county
shows this and a large majority were fu
sionists. George Darling is visiting with his
grandparents this week at Sheffield, Iowa,
on his way home from a business trip to
Miss Georgia Miller came down from
Hemingford last evening and will be em
ployed in the county treasurer's office for
one or two weeks.
Mrs. L. B. Craft and little daughter,
Ruth, left Monday evening for Exeter
where they expect to spend the next two
months visiting friends.
The Royal Highlanders will give a grand
ball in the opera house Thanksgiving eve.
Moore's full orchestra will furnish the
music and a good time is assured.
Glsn Hampton and C. V. Mollring re
turned Monday from Denver whither they
had accompanied the latter's wife and Miss
Guman on their trip to California.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Landrigan re
turned today from Missouri and Grand Is
land. At the latter place thev attended
the marrjage of Mr. Landrigan's brother,
The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. church
will meet next Wednesday afternoon at
the home of Captain Akers and will be en
tertained by Mr. Akers' daughter, Mrs.
Rev, Scamahorn of Gordon was the
guest of Sheriff Reed and family, Monday,
on his way home from holding the quarter
ly conference of the Methodist church at
Rev. C. H. Burleigh of Lakeside was in
the city Monday on his way to Crawford
where he expects to complete his work on
.the conference report he is getting out at
the Tribune office.
John Hill has entered theemploy of John
Pilkington and will hereafter manage the
retail grain store. Mr. Pilkington will
look after the wholesale grain and hay part
of the business this winter.
Capt. Corbin returned Tuesday from
his visit to Washington, D. C, and other
eastern cities. He brought back a num
ber of canes as souveniers cut from va
rious famous battle grounds.
Regular services at M. E, church on
next Sunday, subjects: morning, "What is
Man?" evening, "His Satanic Presence."
Quarterly meeting services in two weeks.
All invited. M. L. Sanders, Pastor.
Dr. H. H. Bellwood received a telegram
Tuesda from W. G. Comstock stating
that Mrs. Co ..rsk had died that day in
Denver. Mrs. Com tock has been afflicted
with a complication of diseases for some
Fenner came down from Dun
lap Wednesday and was accompanied home
Thursday by Mrs. Fenner and the baby.
Bradford says that in his voting place
Morrissey received all but three votes for
H. F. Goodenough of Hemingford re
turned today from Mullen, near where he
holds a homestead and went to vote. His
vote was needed there, too, because the
fusion candidate for clerk was elected by a
majority of only one.
Rev. and Mrs. Jeflers were entertained
at the Wilson ranch last Tuesday. The
matter of hospitality was in young hands,
but the viands served would do credit to
experienced caterers. The chicken was
cooked to a turn, and the biscuit such as
"our mothers used to serve."
icial Vote of Box
.1. It. Mlckoy, rop ,
W. II. Thompson, doni p-i
8. T. Dovls. pro
U.K. lllgolow, 8C
E. Q. McUllton. rop..........
K. A. Gilbert, dem p-i
J. I.. J,ltnor, pro , ,
A. D. I'CURll, hoc.
HKCHETAtlY OF STATE.
O. W. Mnrsh, rep.
J. II. I'owcrs, Icm p-l...
D. I). Norton, pro ,, ,
J. 1'. Koso, soc
P. Mortcnscn, rep
J. II. Lvmnn. clem p-l
W. H.Maddox, pro...
"Win. Stnlljr, sue... ,
Chas Weston, rep
C, Q. DoFnincu, dem p-i
John Dale, pro
T. P. Llplncott, soo
F. N.Pront, rop
.1. II. llrotuly, dem p-l
W. U. Olark. pro
J. It. Burleigh, soc
coMMissiONr.it or runno lands.
Geo. I). Folmcr, rep...
J. O. Itrcnnun, dem p-l.........
James M. Dllworth, pro
SUP'T. PU11LI0 INSTRUCTION.
V. K. Fowler, rop
Cluudo Smith, dom p-l
U.K. Howard, pro
O. II. Hpencer, mk.
CONGHK8S CTH DISTHICT.
M. P. Klnkuld, rep
'. 11. Harry, dem p-l, ,
C. F. Swiittdcr, pro
J. 0. L. Wtstey, soc
HENATOR 14TII DlflTIUCT.
V. C. Hrown, rop ,
A, M. Morrlssoy. dem p-l.
ItEPIlESEXTA'HVK 5311 DISTHICT.
0. H.Tully, dem p-l
It. F. Oilman, rep
Wm. Mitchell, dem p-i,
.1. E. Moore, rop...,, ,
O. V. Joffurs, dem p-l
COMHIRSIONF.lt in DISTHICT,
W. E. AHhlifuigli, rep
Goo. W. Locr, dom pi....,
LAND ENTRIES SUSPENDED.
Colonel Mosby FltiJsChlcngo Womcnllold
lnc I.nnds for Cnttlo Companies.
Washington, D. C Nov. 3. 'The in
terior department has suspended with a
view of cancellation a large number of al
leged fraudulent land entries in Nebraska,
made by soldiers' widows, who it is charged
have entered into an agreement for the
transfer of the lands to cattle companies.
W, N. Lesser 01 Iowa, a special -agept,
whose headquarters have been for several
years at North Platte, Neb., has been sus
pended in connection with these proceed
ings. The action follows an investigation
that had been quietly conducted in Ne
braska by Col. John S. Mosby, a special
agent of the general land office.
The exact extent of these operations is
not disclosed, but so far as known there is
forty-five or fifty of them, each entry be
ing fdr 160 acres. The government re
cently has been enforcing its regulations
for the removal of fences erected by cattle
men on public lands. Under the laws, sol
diers' widows have a right to make entries
of public lands without any residence re
quirements, but they are required to make
improvements and cultivate the lands. It
is understood that the women who made
the entries are mostly Chicago people who
were influenced to take these steps by the
agents of cattlemen, with an agreement to
transfer the land to the latter by leases,
with the right to purchase.
It is reported that Colonel Mosby will
return to Alliance in the near future and
it is predicted that the Alliance editors
who lambasted him after Ids departure
will be seeking shelter when Mosby lands
No Less Than 202 Specific Assignments
of Error Arc .Made.
The Lincoln News of Tuesday publishes
In the bill of exceptions filed yesterday
in the supreme court in the case of August
Jahnke, sentenced from Box Butte county
on a charge of having hired Oliver Olson
to murder Michael Sierck in order that the
accused might enjoy the old man's fortune,
no less than 292 specific assignments of
error are made. It appears from the record
that after his arrest Jahnke was taken to
York county for safe keeping and that
while he was there an effort was made to
secure his release upon a writ of habeas
corpus. The York count court found that
it had no jurisdiction and dismissed the
application, from which finding defendant's
counsel appealed. This appeal was never
adjudicated, and now it claimed that the
Box Butte court erred in assuming juris
diction in the case while that appeal was
It is also alleged that after Olson had
confessed the court erred in throwing pro
tection around him and preventing counsel
for the defendant from talking lo him
about his confession.
Several assignments of error are based
on allegations that the jury which tried
Jahnke had reported at the end of forty-five
hours that it was unable to reach an agree
ment, but that the judge compelled it to
continue its deliberations for 153 hours in
an improper room; that it was taken three
times a day to its meals, a distance of five
blocks along the streets of Alliance while
they were crowded with enemies of the de
fendant threatening lynching in tones that
could be heard by the jurors and that one
of the jurors said in the jury room that if
an agreement was not reached some one
would shoot into the jury room.
A DISTRESSING ACCIDENT.
llrakemnn W. P, Dnschkny Killed ut
Whitman Tuesday Morning.
A distressing accident occured on this
rdiviston of the Burlington ai'Whitman'
Tuesday morning near 5 o'clock when a
brakeman, Peter W. Baschkay, was run
over by an castbound extra stock train.
He left here last Saturday on a freight and
at Ravenna started back on an extra. At
Whitman he was sent forward to flag the
stock train and it is supposed that he fell
asleep or fainted upon the track, He had
Dccn continuously on uuty witn almost no
sleep since leaving Alliance and it there
fore seems probable that sleep or weari
ness overcame him. Engineer Hagermau,
01 tne train wntcn ran over mm says on
the train approached him he raised his
head from the track but was unable to get
off and ho was so close to the engine it
could not be stopped in time to save him.
He was hurled several feet from the track,
the body being considerably mutilated and
head crushed. The remains were brought
here Tuesday night to George Darling'
undertaking rooms and prepared for burial
before shipment to Crawford where his
parents reside. Besides them, he leaves
four brothers and a sister to mourn his
untimely death. One of his brothers, J. J
Baschkay, is a fireman running out of this
Mr. Baschkay had been 'the victim of
two other accidents on the road. Several
months ago he got his arm hurt and
lost two or three fingers and the last
week in July of this year when going for
ward to deliver an order he slipped and
fell and would have been killed had he
not in falling grasped the pilot bar and
saved himself, though at the cost of being
dragged about fifteen miles before a station
was reached. He was about twenty-two
A Pretty Wedding.
A pretty wedding occurred at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Watson last Sun
day evening when their daughter, Delia,
was married to Royston C. Strong, in the
presence of a few relatives and close
friends of the family.
At 9 o clock, to the strains of the wedding
march, the bridal pair took their places
under a bower of filmy lace with flowers
and vines intertwined and the words were
spoken which united their lives. The Rev.
M. L. Sanders performed the ceremony in
a most impressive manner.
The bride wore white silk and carried
white flowers. The groom wore the
customary black. After congratulations
the company partook of the wedding feast
while strains of soft music pleased the ear.
A most enjoyable hour of bocial converse
followed and the guests departed with
many happy expression on the beauty and
simplicity of the quiet little wedding.
lilegant presents were received.
The bride and groom are among our
best known and most highly esteemed
young people and the good wishes of a
host of friends go with them to their new
home in Lincoln.
Local news on editorial page.
Call and see Norton's new clothing.
Sheridan coal, Cnnon lump, nut and
Aker's coal V Jamks.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Acheson are happy
over the arrival of a daughter, born Mon
day. W, G. Slmonson returned tho first of
the week from a visit to his ranch near
Mrs. Ben Price of Hemingford is the
guest of relatives and friends in Alliance
Attorney W. H. Fanning of Crawford
came in on tho first passenger this morn
ing from Lincoln and wont homo on No,4i.
Miss Vorna Esllngor arrived hero from
Elmwood, Illinois, this week to tako a po
sition in W, W, Norton's mercantile es
tablishment. G. W. Erb received the sad news of the
death of his mother at Columbus Tuesday
and ho and his son left that night to at
tend the funeral services.
Joe Vaughn shipped three cars of cattle
to Omaha Saturday night. Tuesday Mrs.
Vaughn joined him at Omaha and they
will go to Kansas City for a few weeks'
ylsit with relatives.
William Mitchell, democrat, was re
elected county attorney by a majority of
2 ti, which is evidence that tho people arc
well satisfied with Mr. Mitchell's adminis
tration and do not desire a change.
Tho young people of the United Presby
terian church will give a "Circus" social
at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Ham
ilton next Friday evening. Everybody is
invited and a good time is assured.
Wm. Peters, F. W. Lyman and G. W.
Young, all of Uayard, were at the land
office yesterday to make proof on Mr, Ly
man's homestead, Mr. Peters requested
us to send the Herald to his address.
Jim Seifcrs left Wednesday for a few
days' visit at Newcastle and Sheridan.
There arc suspicions that Jim will return
with a wife, but as he did not mention
such a matter to our reporter we shall not
publish it for a fact.
Emanuel Reed camo in from Perry,
Iowa, Wednesday to buy another car of
horses. "Uncle Man" has made many
friends in tho county who arc always
pleased to grasp his hearty hand. He
went to Hemingfordrtoday.
The ladies of the First Presbyterian
church are preparing to hold an exper
ience social before Thanksgiving. Each
lady is to earn a dollar and make known
the mothods employed. Notice of the
time and placa of the social will be given
Superintendent Bartz requests us to
state that the railroads have granted a rate
of one and a third fare to the teachers'
meeting at Crawford, November 37, Tho
Alliance High School foot ball team will
also go up to play the Crawford boys on
Sunday at the Baptist church, G. V,
Jcffers, pastor, Subject of morning ser
mon, "The Sure Foundation." Evening
discourse, "Is tho Young Man Safe?"
Sunday school at 10 o'clock, Juniors meet
at 3. C. E, meeting at 6:45. Mid-week
prayer service Thursday evening A wel
come to all services.
Considerable excitement was caused be
tween 5 and 6 o'clock Monday evening by
a fire alarm being turned in from F, E.
Holsten's residence. It proved to be a
pile of boxes and refuse that was burning
in the back yard, the same having been
started by some children, and it was put
out before the department could arrive on
The entertainments given by the 13 rose
comedians Monday and Tuesday nights
are deserving of especial commendation.
Mr. and Mrs. Brose are excellent mu
sicians on a great variety of instruments.
Both are good dancers, Mrs. Brose es
pecially excelling in the terpsichorean art,
while Mr. Brose's character specialties are
far above the ordinarily good in that line.
They are splendid entertainers.
Mr. Ed. Raymond has an enviable repu
tation as " Davy Crockett" in the play by
that name, which will be at the Phelan
opera house Thursday night, November
13. The late Frank Mayo made his great
success as " Davy Crockett." He played
the character in all the larger cities of the
country. For years he was the idol of the
theater going public. The public, too,
would allow him to play no other char
acter. They would have him as "Davy
Crocket " and no one else. Upon the
death of Mayo, the country for a time
was left without a player who could fill
the place made vacant by the sad death of
Mayo, but when Mr. Redmond decided to
revive the play his success was instanta
neous. Redmond has shared the success
of Mayo. His portrayal of the charater
has been accepted by the theater goers
and his clientel in the larger cities will
have him in no other part. Redmond is
destined to play "Davy Crockett" for
years to come. Prices, 25, 35, 50 and 75
75 c per bu.
ORDER AT ONCE !
Clothing at cost, at the Fair Store,
Order yourcarpots of Gqo, l?arllng.
Those neckties are dandies, af Norton's.
A second hand buggy for sale.
J. W, Richardson.
For Sale About 1 100 bead "of ewes and
600 lambs.- Mike Elmore.
Meat market in lively town. Two rail
roads, Ua'tva Pacific round ItoustJ ntl
shop. A good opening for right party.
Address Box, id,
W.K. Kent, Superintendent orssiojl in
Sheridan county, was in the city Monday
and went out to bis voting place to dopoitt
his ballot a Gtraight. republican oav. we
presume, Mr. Kent mode the H.w n
visit, paid money on subscription ami jeit
a notice stating that he dosimtf citti! t
winter. Sea "ad " on another jm ,-.
.Sunday School llovScrve Ktjpna..
The boys of Class No. 2 ot th Pre. ;
terian Sunday school will servo an ov,t r
supper at tho home of Mr. and Mra.
Standen over the Pardee nest Ti.o-lav
evening, November 11, from 5 to 8 o'clock,
The object is to obtain funds to purchase
one of the windows for the new church
the Presbyterians expect to build in the
Oyster Stew ' Raw Oysters
Box Butte Rolls
Cabbage Salad Celery Pickles
Those interested in the cause, as well
as a good oyster supper, are invited to
I &YIS, . . .
200 Outing Flan-
nel Night Gowns
and Children. 65c -2
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