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The Alliance Herald.
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PAPER IN THE COUNTY.
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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA; FRIDAY. JANUARY 30, 1903,
GOODS AT THESE PRICES
frib. Can Tfolo Peaches i5c
Fancy Sliced Peaches, per can....liijc
2 Cans Salmon 350
:i Cans Htrlng Deans 350
Hest Onions, per bushul $1 )
Best Butter, per pound 35c
Fresh E(?ks. per dozen 3.1c
laiicy Kviinornteri Peaches, pound. I0e
Karlv.Iuno Peas and Corn, can ...joe
Black Prunes pound 5c
Evaporated Apples, pound nv
3 (Jans Best Tomatoes 3,v
3 PnckiiKi'-s Imported Mncarotil....2oc
Oil Sardines, tier enn Re
25c Can Table Poaches 30;
25c Can Table Pears... J 20c
25c Cau Table Apricots 30c
Evaporated Pears, per pound 10c
Currants, per pacUago 5c
Sueur Cured Ham, pound 15c
Yours for fair
Alliance Grocery Co.
New Year right.
Buy your Groc
where you can al
ways get the best
( goods for the least
money. All orders
receive prompt and
'Phone No. 4.
The Hanson .Musical Contest.
The entertainment given by the Scandi
navian violinist, Christian Hanson, at the
opera house Tuesday evening descrvts to
be spoken of in terms of highest praise.
Mr. Hansen really has great talent and
his rendition of classic compositions is
such as gives the music lover the keenest
enjoyment while his simpler selections,
played as he said because there were so
many children in the audience who per
haps would not appreciate the classics,
were charmingly melodious. Miss Pearl
Bartz accompanied him at the piano. In
the first part of the program Miss Lulu
Duncan gave a mirth-provoking recitation,
"Tit for Tat," which was encored and she
responded with another oven better than
the first, "So Was I." Toward the end of
the program, Miss Inice McCorkle recited
the "Dukite Snake," a tragic recitation,
and responded to an encore with "Their
First Quarrel," a humorous piece, but
rather difficult and her rendition of it was
The house amounted to $60.35, 24-35
of which went for the benefit of the Alli
ance school library,
Good milk cow for sale. Inquire of J.
For storm windows and doors see Forest
For sale Fine piano. Inquire at Tun
We have for sale young thorough bred
Bronze gobblers. Alliance Meat Co.
Wasted To buy some two-year-old
steers. Address W. H. Jewett, Uerea,
Personal taxes become delinquent Feb
ruary 1 and draw ten per cent interest
from date. Alex Muirhead, county treas
urer. We come before thousands of people
every week who want to buy or sell their
property. List yours with us. J. E.
Murray, Lincoln, Neb.
I will give painting lessons till March i,
paint on any kind of cloth, twelve lessons
for $5, and will furnish paints and brushes
Mrs. Zeiirung, "Phone 194.
Notice to Water Consumers.
All water rents due and unpaid must be
paid by February 1st, or water will be
shut off without further notice.
L. T. Poole. Water Commissioner.
To whom it may concern: My wife
Elizabeth Heeler has left my bed and
board and the public is hereby notified
that I will not be responsible for any debts
contracted by her. E. H. Keelkr.
Dr. C. E. Menter of Ogalolla will be in
Alliance January 31 and February 1, 2 and
3, prepared to do anything in the lineof
veterinary surgery and dentistry. He is
also prepared to treat evert ill that the
horse or cow is heir to. Give him a call.
T. L. Hopkins of Dunlap was a guest at
Ira Heed's over Sunday.
John Curran was down from the ranch
near Hemingford Wednesday.
Miss Grace Fickle, who had been visit
ing at Chicago, returned Sunday.
The Janke case comes up for a hearing
in supreme court on next Tuesday.
J. F. Fleming returned Wednesday
morning from a business trip to Denver.
13. F. Lock wood left Saturday for Chi
cago to purchase some new goods for his
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Raymond and Mr.
and Mrs. F. S. Harris spent Saturday and
Sunday in Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Mclntyre enjoyed
a visit from the former's nephew, F. F.
Shaw, and wife of Pueblo Sunday.
Mr Winifred Keane and Miss Emma
Shimek of Girard were united in marriage
Tuesday evening by Kev. Father Mc
Carthy. Dr. Miller enjoyed a visit from his son
Trueman of Whistle Creek the latter part
of last week, the latter returning to his
Other People's Money at the opera
last Friday evening was greeted with an
overflowing house and they gave a very
Clayton Worley and his mother of Bo
Butte were in the city Wednesday. They
made this office a pleasant call and made a
substantial payment on subscription.
Misses Pearl Benedict and Susie Hop
kins, who are teaching in the north part
of the county, spent a part of Saturday
and Sunday at the former's home in this
The following Hemingford people at
tended the special services at the Baptist
church Sunday evening: Kev. N. E.
Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. 13. E. Johnson
and Mr. and Mrs. A. Sherwood.
A. S. Enyeart was in the city Tuesday
morning on his way home to Hemingford
from T in-,oln where he had attended the
State Dairymen's association. He reports
a large attendance and a profitable meet
ing. J. S. Heater, who is feeding his cattle
near Irving, was in the city Wednesday.
He says he expects to remain there about
a month longer before returning to Alli
ance. Before leaving he ordered The
Herald to be sent him for a year.
Funeral services for A. S. McDonald
were held at the Baptist chucrh Tuesday
morning conducted by the pastor, Rev.
Jeffers, followed by interment in Green
wood cemetery. Mr. McDonald had been
in the employ of the Angus Gold Mining
Co., of Lead, where he was taken ill with
pneumonia, dynig there early Sunday
morning. The deceased was forty-three
years old. He was a brother to J. A. Mc
Donald, a ranchman living southwest of
this city. The floral offerings were many
and beautiful, one especially elaborate
piece being given by his fellow workmen
showing in what esteem he must have been
held by them.
See the funny hypnotic cake walk at the
opera house next week.
C. E. Wiltsey, Emil Rockey, Will
Kinsley and Ed Mabin were Hemingford
people in the city this week.
The ladies of the Methodist church will
meet with Mrs. Corneal next Wednesday
afternoon to tack comforters.
J. R. VanBoskirk returned from Lincoln
yesterday. Messrs. VanBoskirk, Reed
and -Delatour have been tireless in their
work for the stockmen.
Dr. Allen is smiling over the advent of a
nine-pound dentist who arrived Thursday
morning, January aS, 1903. All parties
concerned, even the doctor, are getting
Conductor M. L. Wright returned yes
terday from Pittsburg, Pa., whither he
was called about two weeks ago by the
serious illuess of his mother. He left her
Mrs. M. Elmore returned the first of
the week from accompanying her husband
to the scene of his labors in West Virginia.
She and Miss Marguerite and the two
boys will soon go to Omaha to rmain there
during the time that Mr. Elmore's has that
city for his headquarters.
At the Baptist church Sunday the ouly
services will be Sunday school and Junior
meeting at the usual hours, The En
deavor society will unite with the Epworth
League in an evening meeting at the Meth
odist church and both preaching services
for the Baptist congregation will be held
with the Methodists at their church.
J. A. Hunter of Dawes county and C.
F. Dorgan of Chadron, solicitor for a
South Omaha commission firm, were in
the city over Sunday. Mr. Hunter loaded
three cars of sheep at Marsland Saturday
afternoon but not reaching Alliance in
time to get out on No. 46 they were un
loaded and kept in the Alliance yards till
SUDDEN DEATH OF
Captain P. .M. DoirliiRton Dies at Ills
Home In This City After an Ill
ness of Less Than a Week.
WAS A NEBRASKA PIONEER
Had llccn Identified With Nebraska Ills.
tor)- Since Ilcforc Statehood Hud
Held .Mnny Positions of Trust.
It is seldom lhat Alliance is called upon
to mourn the death of so prominent and
influential a citizen as it is our sad duty to
chronicle this week, in the death of Cap
tain F. M. Dorrington, who died early
yesterday morning after an illness of
scarcely a week. Many of his friends did
not know he was ill and the news of his
death was a terrible surprise to them. He
was taken ill last Friday but it was not
thought to be any dangerous malady with
whidh he was affected until the second or
third day before his death. Dr. Bellwood
had been called to attend him and at that
time he told the captain and Mrs. Dorring
ton that the illness resulted from a tele
scoping of the small intestine and conse
quent obstruction and inflammation which
probably could be removed by an opera
tion, but that owing to the patient's general
physical condition it seemed that his
chances for recovery from the operation
were just about equal to his chances for
recovery from the disease and left it for
them to decide which course should be
pursued and they chose to not run the risk
of performing an operation. His condi
tion grew steadily worse until death re
lieved him from all ills. He was conscious
of all things until about an hour before the
end came and realized that he could not re
cover. An autopsy revealed that the at
tending physician s diagnosis was wholly
Captain Dorrington was a mau of great
strength of character and extraordinary
ability. He was, moreover, a man uni
versally trusted and esteemed and general
ly well liked, in fact enthusisastically so
by a large circle of friends. He has been
a very prominent figure in northwest Ne
braska's history, development and politics.
Through it all he has borne a high charac
ter for honor and justice and devotion to
the general welfare.
Frederick Marion Dorrington was
born in Rochester, New York, September
2, 1842, thus being over sixty years of age
at the time of his death. He was of Eng
lish parentage. He received a common
school and academic education which,
however, by application and native ability
placid him on an equality with many men
of higher scholarly attainments as we
reckon them in schools. He came with
his parents at the age of eighteen to the
then Territory of Nebraska, the family
locating at Falls City. In July of 1861 he
married Miss Catherine Minnick, also of
Falls City, who survives him. The first
stage line from Plattsmouth to Lincoln
was owned and operated by him. He was
in the surveyor general office of Nebraka
for a number of years and had charge of
the surveying of the western part of the
state. In 1877 he moted to Deadwood,
S. D., where he was engaged in mining
and prospecting but removed in 1884 to
the vicinity of Chadron, homesteading
there and becoming one ol the pioneer
citizens of that town where he opened a
real estate and law office. In July 1890,
he was appointed registear of the United
States land office located in Alliance, since
which time he has held his residence here.
He served four years on that appointment
being retired from 1894 to 1898 when he
was reappointed and held the office until
the time of his death. In politics he was
a republican and was a loyal and vigor
ous worker for his party's interests. In
1892 he was a prominent candidate for re
publican nominee for congressman from
the Sixth district. In all his public career
his acts have been free from blame in
every particular a record his family may
be proud to cherish.
Besides the wife, a daughter
sons are left to mourn his death.
A. Record of Hyannis, George E,
ton, of Falls City and Lieut. L.
rington, now in service in the Philippines.
He also has a brother living at Falls
City and another in Arizona. It is ex
pected that the latter will arrive in this
city today or tomorrow. Funeral services
will be held at his late residence tomorrow,
Saturday, afternoon at 3 o'clock that his
many friends may pay a last tribute of
respect to the departed and that night the
body, accompanied by all members of the
family, will be taken to Falls Cily for
funeral services and interment in the
cemetery where other members of his
family have been laid to rest.
His death is a blow and a source of deep
regret to the people of this city and sec
tion of the state, who tender the members
of his family their sincerest sympathy in
this hour of deep affliction.
Look out for the wild blind fold drive
down street by Madame Barsaloux who is
positively the only lady in the world that
does the blind-fold drive.
A MVSTIiKIOl'S DISAPI'KAKANCi:.
lr. A. I. Ilrcwcr of llynnnts Is Smt Seen
In Alllnucc Jnnunry 0 -No I'otil Piny
Likely I'ioiii Circumstances.
Another mysterious disappearance in
which the missing man was last seen in
Alliance occurred on the 9th inst. when
Dr. A. D. Brewer of Hyannis came up
here, took dinner at the Hila Grand and
after being scan at the depot by a hotel
man from Hyannis, Mr. Donahue, that
night about the time of the departure of
the Denver and castbound trains, nothing
has been learned concerning where he may
be. He talked to Mr. Donahue as if ex
pecting to return to Hyannis and boarded
the train; but investigation shows that no
ticket not otherwise accounted for was
sold to that station and the conductor took
no cash fare for that distance, so it ap
pears as he must have gone out on tho
Dr. Brewer came to Hyannis last fall
and while a reserved, quiet man, was very
well liked and was doing well in his profes
sion. Ilia departure from Hyannis with the
intention of not returning is shown by
letters left there and he had arranged so
that after a certain time news of his dis
appearance should reach his brother, who
it seems is his only near relative, W.
Brewer of Bozeman, Mont., an instructor
in the Montana agricultural college. The
latter heard of it first on last Friday aud
telegraphed an intimate friend of his and
his brother's, Prof. W. A. Willard, an in
structor in biology in the Nebraska state
university. The doctor had not been in
Lincoln and Prof. Willard arranged to meet
the brother from Montana here, which
meeting took place Sunday morning,
These two men with the assistance of E.
CJ. Fickler of Hay Springs, a friend to the
traveled for a firm having their headquar
Brewer brothers, have thoroughly gone
over the premises hpre and at Hyannis hut
without the slightest clue that seems like
ly to lead to the discovery of his where
abouts. They state that he left all his affairs at
Hyannis in good condition and that so far
as they know there was nothing to cause
him to desire to drop out of everyone's
knowledge, that he was a young man of
exemplary character and conduct, quiet
and studious. He was about twenty-eight
years old. He had ,leit statements show
ing to whom and to what extent he was in
debted and also those owing him and the
amounts due, which more than covered
his indebtedness. Some have suggested
suicide or possibly insanity, but there is
nothing in his letters or behavior to indi
cate any such causes for his strange con
duct. The work of his brother and friend
to further trace him is not known or not
A NKW IH'SINKSS III.OCK.
It Will lie the Largest and Handsomest
Business Illock In the Clty-Hulld-
lnfi Will Commence In .May.
Messrs. Jules Zbinden, H. H. Mil
ler, T. J. O'Kcefe and G. W. Young have
decided to erect a building on their lots
this season, work to commence in May.
The structure will be of brick, two stories
and basement, with a frontage of 100 feet.
The south half of the building will be 130
feet deep and the north half eighty feet.
Pressed brick will be used on the east and
south frontage and the finiihing of the dif
ferent fronts will be of uniforn style. The
second floor of the south half of the build
ing will be used as a hall, the room to be
50x130 and 16 feet high. Alliance has
long needed a largor hall to accommodate
some of its large gatherings and the one to
be provided will doubtless be brought into
requisition frequently. Mr. Zbinden will
occupy the first room with his flour and
grain business, Mr. Miller will probably
rent the second room; the third will be
made a permanent home for The Herald
and the fourth will be occupied by Mr
Young as a grocery. The building will be
modern throughout, heated by steam and
will be the largest solid business block in
the city. The building will cost about
Read every page of The Herald. Dr.
Horn's letter and correspondence appear
on an inside page,
-viva i.uiic,ii ui iiiiiiaiu iciuiucu
home Tuesday"after spending a week in
Alliance with relatives and friends.
Earl, the three-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Johnson, underwent an opera
tion yesterday morning which promises to
be successful in restoring him to health.
The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Fleming has been ill for several weeks
and at this writing her condition is con
sidered dangerous. The trouble is an irri
tation at the base of the brain.
Hypnotic company coming; You should
attend the entertainments all next week at
the opera house by the Sommerville &
Barsaloux hypnotic company, supporting
the only lady hypnotist in America,
Madame Barsaloux, tbe queen of laughter
and merriment, who will make you forget
your troubles and turn the dark ide of
life to a rose-tinted color. See people
who forget Jheir names, fail to recognize
their friends, and do various other things
that will make you laugh and convince
Al..n T nt...-..!..!. nf T")!vt. . w.....a. ..!
IN FOUR DAYS
Arthur Chclf ofThlt City Takes One Ilrldc
In Ncbrnskn and Another in Illinois
and n rin en Second One Hero.
WIFE APPEARS ON THE SCENE
Chclf .Makes Hurried Dcpnrtiirc anJ the
WroiiRcd (llrl's father Comes for
Her -Will Prosecute Chclf.
One of the most wantonly causeless and
shamefully heartless crimes possible to be
committed was uncovered in this city last
Friday, the offender being Arthur Chclf
who has clerked in 1. L. Acheson's grocery
store the past three years and the crime is
bigamy, but the circumstances surround
ing the affair mako his conduct, if possible,
more dastardly than ordinarily surrounds
such an offense. He left here the latter
part of last December for Waupclla, III., !
to be married to Miss Berne Harold on
December 31, which wedding took place at
the appointed time at the homo of the
lady's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W, S. Hnr
old. On January 15 they arriyed In
Alliance, going to housekeeping in the
Clem Mollring residence and Mr. Chelf
resuming his work at Acheson's, and all
seemed to be going well until Friday last '
when a young woman arrived in the city
from Lakeside proclaiming lu'rsclf to be
Chelf's wife. She first told the trouble to
Attorney William Mitchell: That she was
before her marriage Miss Kate Golderick. !
She was teaching at Lakeside and had '
known and cared for Chelf for some years, i
that on his way to Illinois he had stopped '
at Lakeside to see her and she had gone '
on to Grand Island and was there married
to him by the county judge. From there
he had gone on to Illinois to visit his par
ents and she had returned to Lakeside to
finish her term of school, intending at its
close, by which time Chclf would have con
cluded his visit and be again at Alliance,
to come here and live with him. She had
just closed her school and knew nothing of
Chelf's return until, upon reading an Alli
ance paper she saw an account of Chelf's
return from Illinois with his bride and
she came up here to straighten matters out.
Piecing the whole thing together the
story is somewhat as follows: Miss Kate
Golderick had been a resident of Alliance
for a good many years, making her home
with her sister, Mrs. Henry Rettish, whose
husband was a conductor running out of
Alliance and who has moved to Denver
where Miss Golderick spent the past sum
mer. Nearly ever since Chelf came to
Alliance he had paid attention to Miss
Golderick although from the Harolds it is
learned that he had been engaged to Miss
Harold and in constant correspondence
with her. When he started to Illinois he
stopped at Lakeside where Miss Golderick
was teaching school and told her he was
going to Illinois to be married and must
give her up. She accompanied him to the
depot and people who saw them there said
she cried and seemed very sad over his go
ing away and it evidently softened his heart.
He took her with him to Grand Island
and married her as stated and went on to
Illinois intending to break the engagement
with Miss Harold. A letter from him to
the Golderick girl dated at Bloomington,
111., shows that and in the letter he
enclosed the certificate of their marriage
at Grand Island. But upon arriving at
the home of Miss Harold he found it diffi
cult to explain what he had done and de
sired Miss Harold more than the girl
he had married and married Berzie Harold
expecting to find some means of ridding
himself of the first bride he had taken.
His talk to Attorney Mitchell shows that
had been his idea In her interview with
Mr. Mitchell, Mrs. Chelf, nee Golderick,
expressed her desire to prosecute Chelf.
Mr. Mitchell informed her that no crime
having been committed by him here he
could not be arrested or action taken
against him here that it must be in
Illinois where the crime was committed.
I She said she wished to do so. Mr. Mitch-,
ell then said that all (hat could be done
' would be to hold Chelf here until she
' should go to Illinois and file suit against
j him, but unless she really meant to do so
I they would not as he could not be prose
cuted here. She still expressed her deter
I mination to prosecute but wished to see
I Chelf and Mr. Mitchell brought him there
i and then absented himself during their
(conference in which Chelf evidently
changed her mind. Upon Mr. Mitchell's
return Chelf asked the penalty for his of
fense and was told from one to seven
years. He said he had made a compromise
with Mrs. Chelf that he was to pay her
$100 and she would go away and let him
alone. The attorney asked what he pro
posed to do about the girl he was living
with and he said he meant to stay with her,
that the Golderick girl was going to keep
it a secret. He was informed that she
had already told others here and at Lake
side and that being legally married to Kate
Golderick he could not continue living with
Berzie Harold. He did not further state
his intentions but it seems that he had
(Concluded on Fifth Page.)
We have lots of
good things to eat.
are the best that
money can buy . .
, . . Coffee
fit for a king to
drink and cheap
Our Cream Pa te nt
is second to none.
Call and see us
before you buy.
.AWES' IIOWI.l.Nti CONTEST.
.Mrs. Spencer Wins the Hftccn Dollar
Cut Glass Water Set at UidRCIl'.s
A large' attendance of ladies and gentle
men was present at W. S. Ridgcll's bowl
ing alleys last night to witness the ladies'
contest for the $15 cut gla'ss water set
which has been on exhibition for some
time. It was won by Mrs. Spencer as the
following scores show. The scores how-,
ever, were not .13 good as have been made
by the ladies on previous occasions. They
were as follows:
Mrs. Spencer. . .,.87
M. Mannis 111
A. Morris 119
R. Trumbull 99
Mrs, Zbinden 82
143 '02 ....332
97 62 ....270
102 107 ....328
112 110 ..,.321
75 105 ....262
Other scores at the . alley this . week are
Those making 200 or over:
Thomas 242 Peterson 215
Buffington. ..228 Groves 209
Lamberson. .225 Lund 204
Gilman 217 Mitchell 200
Bert Hopkins of Dunlap was in the city
J. W. Wehn visited Broken Bow Wed
nesday. See F. E. Reddish for loans on real
A. M. Miller of Hemingford came down
to Alliance yesterday.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. J, H.
Huston Wednesday, January 27.
The Ladies' Union will meet with Mrs.
B. F. Gilman, Wednesday, February 4.
The L. O. T. M. will meet with Mrs. H.
C. Armstrong next Tuesday afternoon at
2 30. Important business.
R. R. Ralls made The Herald a call
yesterday. Mr. Ralls is now living on the
Hampton ranch southwest of Alliance.
The,re will be a bowling contest be
tween Crawford and Alliance tomorrow
evening, commencing at eight o'clock at
The five-months'-old bnby of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Gillespie died last c!'t
Funeral this afternoon at three o'c'jrlc
Services will be conducted by Rev. G. C.
H.J. Ellis, editor of the Times of this
city, and Miss Beatrice Holt were married
in Omaha Tuesday. Miss Holt has been
state organizer for the Bankers' Union of
the World and spent some time in Alli
ance last summer.
Mrs. Dr. Koons and Mrs. E. A. Hall
entertained the High Five club at the
home of the latter last Tuesdays-evening.
W. O. Barnes carried off the gentleman's
prize, a tiny traveling case, and Mrs. E.
S. Jackson, the lady's prize, a lovely vase.
Refreshments were served and all report a
very pleasant time.
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