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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTJE COUNTY, NEBRASKA! FRIDAY, SEPT, 4, 1903.
RANCH n EN
H A Y E R ' S
at the lowest price.
See us before you buy.
Water Melons on Tap.
Alliance Grocery Co.
In Alliance 16-30 o every month.
Oflice over The Famous . . .
. 'Phone 391. 0
A. Henline recently returned from
South Omaha, where he delivered a car of
Mrs. E. P. Sweeney and son Fred re
turned Tuesday from an extended visit
with relatives in Illinois
Mrs. O. M. Gilbert, after two weeks'
visit at.St. Joe, Mo., returned home Thurs
day and Oscar is himself again.
Mrs, R. M. Hampton and Josephine are
back from Hot Springs where they enjoy
ed a pleasant summer outing.
John R. Webster, who is interested in
the Colvin ranch affair, in company with
legal counsel from Omaha, was in the city
Ira T. Payne of Grand Island, on his
way home from Hot Springs, stopped off
in this city one day last week to visit his
old friend, Al. Wiker.
C E. Thatcher left for Washington last
Sunday, making a visit at Denver and
Kansas City on his way east. Mrs.
Thatcher will go later on.
S. II. Desch is now comfortably located
in one of the Sanborn cottages, this being
more convenient to his place of business
than heretofore on the Woodbridge place
south of the city.
Tom Campbell, who has been ranching
it west of Crawford for some time, return
ed to this city Tuesday and is now en-
, gaged in getting the Ridgell bowling alloy
jn shape for business. y
K. W. McDonald, special representative
for the New York Life Insurance Co., who
was in the city in behalf of some business
relation with his brother S. R., returned
,to his home at North Loup Monday night.
R. M. Jamieson of Omaha was an Al
liance visitor this week, Mr. Jamieson has
faith in Box Butte land having purchased
-a quarter section. He will move his family
here in the spring and become a perman
ent resident of the county.
Fred Raymond went to Hemingford
last Monday to secure more storage room
for potatoes that will soon begin coming to
market in large quantities. The firm of
Raymond & Quivey of this city will pur
chase large quantities of the tubers both
here and at Hemingford.
Work has begun on a new dwelling being
erected for Mrs, M. J. Richardson in tho
southeast part of the city. The work is
under the supervision of J. II. Dustrud,
which is sufficient guarantee that it will be
first-class in every respect. It will cost in
the neighborhood of $2,000.
A corn stalk measuring 10 feet in length
and containing well developed ears of corn,
grown by Geo. E. Douglas, 4 miles
southeast of Alliance, is on exhibition
at the postoffice. The sample would do
credit to any Iowa corn field and is quite
a convincer that Box Butte county can
also raise corn of more than ordinary size
and quality. '
Wanted, a delivery boy at the steam
laundry. One who will attend strictly to
'Don't forget to have your children's eyes
y examined by Dr. Barnes Saturday the 19th
at the parlors of the Hila Grand. Hem
ingford, Monday the 21st. office with Dr.
Dr. Barnes, the Eye and Sight specialist
will be at the Hila Grand Saturday the
19th. At Hemingford Monday 2r, office
s with Dr. Eiknar.
Ladies ready-to-wear hats and tailored
strest hats. 'Mrs. Thos. Rbga.v.
Special Una. of children' hats at 90c.
- - -1x8. Thos. Rbga.v',
Capt, Corbin visited Hemingford Wed
Engineer C. C. Smith fractured an arm
Sunday at Crawford.
Miss Minnie Vanberg returned to her
home at Aurora las night.
School begins Monday morning. Parents
should see that their children are enrolled
the first day.
Mrs. L. Sampy and daughter, Mrs. B.
U. Sheppard of Nonpareil visited friends
in the city Tuesday.
Mrs. Morton of Ringgold, Iowa, is visit
ing at the home of her granddaughter,
Mrs. Bruce Wilcox.
Mrs. W. H.Bartz and daughter Pearl
returned this morning from their extended
stay at Long Beach, Cali.
Elmer Englchorn left Sunday night for
the east and will attend a business college
at Grand Island or Omaha.'
Thos. Keefe and son Frank who visited
relatives in this county for the past week
returned this morning to their home at
Mrs. Fanny Parker, mother ot Mrs.
Watson, left Thursday morning for Grand
Lodge, Mich., for an extended visit with
Miss Lena French, who will teach the
Seventh grade of the Alliance public school
the coming term, arrived Tuesday morn
ing from Kearney.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Fossey returned to
their home in. the North Platte valley
Tuesday morning after a pleasant visit of
ten days in this city.
Conductor Perry is erecting a cottage,
26x2s, in the southeast part of town. Con
tractor lorris has the work under way
and when completed the dwelling will
make a cozy little home.
Mrs. B. A. Feather is confined to her
room this week on account of sickness.
We are glad to note the lady is not in a
serious condition and a few days' rest
will doubtless improve her health.
Geo. Darling returned Friday from
Minneapolis. He also visited at Exeter,
s former -home, and would have attended
the state fair were it not for tho fire in his
store. He reports an enjoyable time.
James Graham has his grocery establish
ment nicely arranged after a great amount
of hard work. The stock is artistically
displayed and the interior of the store will
vie with anything seen in larger cities.
Arnold Zbinden of Seattle, Wash., ar
rived iu the city Saturday and visited his
brother Jules till Tuesday when he left for
Sweetwater to see another brother. He
and Jules will make a trip to Omaha and
Chicago in a few days.
The oyster season was ushered in last
Friday in this city and as a result those
who relish the delicious bivalves rejoice
exceedingly. The crop is said to be a
good one; the hard-shell denizens of
the deep being rich and juicy.
After three months of sightseeing on the
Pacific coast, Sam Smyser Jr., returned to
Alliance last Sunday, The young man
took in about all there was to see in the
golden gate state and his store of top
ographical knowledge has been
E. C. McClure is in the east
purpose of laying in a stock of
winter goods. He expects to purchase an
exceptionally large stock in anticipation of
an active winter trade, and whoever deals
with "Mac" realize that he knows just
what to select to please his customers.
Professor Steidley, a state Sunday school
worker, and Miss Haines, who is doing
inter-state primary work in the interest of
the Sunday school will deliver addresses
next Tuesday night in the M. E. church.
These persons are highly recommended
and should be greeted by a large audience.
The weather of the past few days has
brought about a great amount of physical
agony and as a result the community is
wearing that indigestive expression. Cool
nights together with watermelon and other
griping luxuries are responsible for this
sad state of affairs. But there's a better
day coming after the good old summer
The Alliance Weakly Hard Times com
mends Mayor Buechsenstein and the city
council on their business-like administra
tion of city affairs. Now, if we can con
vince the caustic editor of the Pioneer
tfrip that Louie's "No. 5" is much bet
ter smoking than cigarettes, our good work
toward the uplifting of erring tumanity
of the fraternity will have accomplished
H. II. Bogus is back from the east.
New York, and other points, arriving last
Sunday. Mr. Bogue was on a buying trip
and reports that lie made the most desir
able selection of goods for the trade. The
stock was purchased at prices that will
move the goods rapidly. Mr., Bogus also
combined pleasure with business on his
trip and spentveral days at the Atlantic
sea shore resort.
DEATH Or GUY HAGUE.
Young Man is Fatally Injured by
Being Thrown from a Horse.
A fatal accident in which Guy Hague,
one of Box Butte's most worthy young
meu met death, occurred last Saturday
morning at the hay camp of the Hague
ranch, about seven miles south of this city.
Mr. Hague had been in the city Friday,
where he spent tho time visiting friends
and transacting business. He remained
over night and started early Saturday
morning for the hay camp on horseback.
In order to reach the camp it was neces
sary, to pass through a gate which was,
as a rule, left open, but on this occasion it
was closed. Guy's horse was jogging
along at a lively rate, the rider directing his
attention toward some men in the field,
when with all its force the animal tore
through the wire gate throwing its rider
headlong to the ground and with such
force as to produce Concussion of the
brain. Young Hague,, as stated by one of
the hay makers who witnessed the accident,
attempted to raise when he struck the
ground, but the horse being tripped by
the wire it dragged along, fell and rolled
over the half dazed rider, thus finishing up
the deadly work. Young Hague was- im
mediately taken to the dwelling placo
on the field where he was made as com
fortable as possible. Medical and surgical
aid were summoned, but nothing could be
done to relieve the dying man and he
breathed his last at 4:45 in the afternoon,
never regaining consciousness.
Guy Hague was born Jan. :, 1879, at
Nevada, Story county, Iowa. Together
with his parents, Mr."and Mrs. A. Hague,
he moved to Box Butte county in 1887,
where he has since resided. The deceased
has three brother living, John and Lee of
this county and Edward who resides in Ta
coma. He also leaves a sister who is a
resident of Buffalo, Wyo.
The fun ei al of the deceased took place
Sunday afternoon at the M. E. church,
Rev. E. C. Horn officiating. A large con
course of people including the Knights of
Pythias and Modern Woodmen, of v;hich
orders he was a member, attended and
every respect shown the deceased whose
life was so suddenly taken away The
remains were shipped to the old homo at
Nevada Monday morning, where they
were buried beside those of other members
of the family. They were accompanied by
the bereaCcd parents and Miss Mabel
Johnson. The deceased carried an insur
ance policy in the Woodman order for
The death of Guy Hague forcibly illus
trates the expression, "fn the midst of
life we are in death." This young man
was in the best of health with an appar
ently long life ahead of him. In conver
sation with friends the night before his
death Guy made the remark that he be
lieved he would live to be one hundred
years old, t His tragic death tells its own
story. But we can not conclude the
obituary of this young man without refer
ring to his noble character and sympathetic
disposition; he possessed a warm heart for
those in distress and one of his last acts
of charity was that of assisting a neighbor
whose property was recently destroyed by
Caught in a Mowing Machine.
An accident which may be said to be al
most miraculous in its nature occurred at
the Simonson ranch near Lakeside last
Saturday. Charles Wright, a young man
employed in hay making on the ranch,
went to the assistance of a lad whose team,
hitched to a mower, became unmanngable.
In making" a grab for the bridle of one of
the horses the bit broke and young Wright
fell directly in font of the cycle, which was
in gear and working. His hat fell on the
bar and was cut to pieces. Whether it was
this that saved Wright's life is not known,
but the sickle was thrown out of gear
thus preventing a shocking accident. As
it was, the young man received several
deep gashes in the limbs from the prongs
of the sickle bar, which arc painful, but he
is on his way to recovery with no serious
results, Mr. Simonson brought the in
jured man. to town that he may receive
the best of C2J
Death of Mary Coleman.
Mary, wife of Stephen Coleman, ans
wered death's summons Tuesday evening
at the family ranch home, death resulting
from peritonitis. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman
formerly resided in Alliance but during
the past four years have made their home
on their rauch thirty miles north of Mul
len. Deceased was born October 10, 1879,
in Ontario, Canada and was identified
with the Presbyterian church since her
girlhood. The fucoral services was con
ducted by Dr. Horn at the M. E. church
Thursday at 2 p. m. and the remains laid
to rest in Greenwood cemetery.
Fills Two Vacancies.
' The school board held a meeting Tues
duy evening and appointed C. C. Smith as
a member of the board vice R. W. Mont
gomery, who has left the city. The board
also hired Miss Ada Post of Lincoln for
the third grade to fill vacancy caused by
resignation of Mrs.Lora Rustin, the repub
lican candidate for county superintendent
The ladies aid of the M. E. church will
meet with Mrs. Shrinor next Wcdnei.day
The ladies of the Catholic church will
meet with Mrs. Buechsenstein ijcxt
The ladies' union of the First Presby
terian church will meet with Mrs. Claude
Humphrey next Wednesday.
A wandering street fakir held forth in
this city Monday night, gathering about
him an inquisitive audience. He"mct with
fair success in his "smooth dealings" and
as a result there are several Allinnctites
who have learned that it does not pay to
play another man's game.
Mrs. Thos. Regan nnd Miss Mid Regan
arrived home from Chicago last Sunday
where they purchased a handsome line of
goods for the fall trade. The' new stock
will bo here in a few days and the ladies
of Alliance will have tho pleasure of seeing
all that is new in the millinery art.
Sunday at the Baptist church, G. C,
Jeffcrs, pastor. Subject of morning ser
mon, "Tho Savior of the Lost." The
Lord's supper follows, Evening discourse,
"Moving Ships." Sunday school, at 10
o'clock. Juniors meet for reorganization
at 3. C. E. meeting at 7:15. Midweek
prayer service Thursday evening. A wel
come to all services.
W. E. Coutant received information re
cently that to him and his worthy wife was
born a son on the 25th of August in the
city of St. Louis. We are pleased to note
that the newcomer and his mother arc in
the best of health and Mr. Coutant is
wearing pleasant smiles in anticipation of
making the acquaintance of his new born
son in a short time when he will bring
to Alliance. . i
A railronO box car traveling tho streets
of Alliance is a common sight. It is hauled
about almost as conveniently as n lumber
wagon. The streets of this city are not to
be equaled in Nebraska for their uniform
grade level and asphalt-like smoothness.
A French automobilist would look with
envy on our thoroughfares for speed
courses, and if wo were French and had
the price we'd invest in such a luxury.
While in Colorado last week the writer
met several former citizens of Alliance,
among them A. J. Simonson and J. S.
Paradis at Denver and John S. Carman at
Cripple Creek. Mr. Simonson is doing a
splendid real estate and loan business aud
is one of the busiest men in the city. Late
Denver papers contain a column writeup
of a deal he is negotiating which involves
a quarter million of dollars. Mr. Paradis
and sons operate a job printing office and
seem to be doing well. Albert's health is
poor. He had an operation performed for
floating kidneys and is now afflicted with a
tumor on his face. Mr. Carman has been
engaged in the lumber and hardware busi
ness in Cripple Creek since '97 and has
been very successful.
Rev. Horn Leaves Alliance.
After a five years pastorate in Alliance,
Rev. Dr. E. C. Horn is called to a-new
field of labor at the request of Bishop C.
C. McCabe,, Dr. Horn has received 347
persons into church fellowship but on ac
count of removals, deathst etc. the mem
bership now numbers 297, a net increase
of 367 per cent over the number enrolled
five years ago. The benevolent collec
sions have inoreased more than 600 per
cent, while the amount raised and paid on
church building and improvements exceeds
by several hundred dollars the entire origi
nal cost of the church building, parsonage
and grounds. This unprecedented work
together with the fact that Dr. Horn has
four college diplomas and an experience of
four years as instructor in two universi
ties doubtless caused the Bishop and church
authoiities to select him for this important
post, Dillon, the site of the Montana State
Normal and a county seat. Among other
things t he letter with, particulars states
that the salary is Si, 200 per year besides
parsonage and that tho parsonage is a fine
new one and no debt upon either church
or parsonage and that Dillon is the best
appointment on the district and to be pre
ferred to Butte, Helena or Anaconda.
Rev. Horn and his estimable family will
leave week after next for their new home.
It is with regret that wo are called upon
to part with Rev. Horn. During that
gentleman's residence of five years in this
city he has done great good in the cause o
religion and society in general. His
manly character, and charitable disposition
will be a lasting monument to his memory
The Pringlc Dramatic Co.
The Delia Pringle Dramatic company,
who concluded a four nights' engagement
at the opera house in this city last night,
was greeted by large audiences at each
entertainment. The company is certainly
a good one, every member thereof shows
excellent stage training. The music also
is worthy of commondable notice. The
company lunouncas its intention of mak
ing a return date soon and will doubtless
bo again greeted by a large audience.
Engineer Jainus Devlin returned this
morning from Chicago whore he has
boon receiving medical treatmont for
THE NORMAL SCHOOL ' MUDDLE.
Kearney Selected as tho Place for
Well, tho unexpected has again oc
curred. Instead of northwestern Nebraska
securing the muclAalked-of normal school
it got left. And with it went a fine banquet
of stuffed chicken and champagne together
with, cloud-sweeping oratory by Sam
Smysc, Judge Berry and others in behalf
of our beautiful little city. Who'd a
thought that tho great state of Nebraska
would send out such a near-sighted junket
ing board an that which recently infested
our town, partook of our matchless spring
chicken, sipped burgundy of tho vintage
of '67, ran off with our especially imported
Havanas and then handed the normal
school over to Kearney, (a town somewhere
in Nebraska?) Oh, base ingratitude! Will
Alliance ever entertain another such ag
gregation? We don't know; go ask Sam
Smyser, Billy Mitchell, Judge Berry,
or some of tho other boys, they know moro
about tho "con" game than we.
Kearney has the school and Alliance can
return with northwestern Nebraska tb her
position of paying taxes for which no
benefit is received, except the privilege of
voting at elections for candidates named
by the eastern part of the state.
If the needs of location were taken into
consideration, 'Alliance and this section of
tho state would have undoubtedly been
recognized. All this was carefully ex
plained to the locating board while here,
and figures presented proving this fact.
So far as tho report of the balloting of the
board shows, Alliance and the needs of
this community were not considered of
sufficient importance to draw forth even
one complimentary vote. O, if we only
hadn't fed that 'gang spring chicken; it
wouldnVhave been so bad.
All of the mombers of the board pledged
themselves to vote for tho location whose
needs for life schools were the grwatost,
hence the people of this vicinity took
courage and hoped that the board wouid
do as it promised.
The one hnndru.l aud
eleven ballots taken without one
Alliance proves" that such assertion was
made without serious regard for truth,
But the selection of Kearney has brought
forth several features that may yet bo the
means of wresting it away from that city.
In the first placo it is said that the site
offered by that. city is composed of city
lota cut .into, four separate parts by streets.
Vtcfcordhig to the provisions of the statute
the tract must be in one whole body. In
the second place, it h said that the bid of
Kearney was changed after it had been
opened. And thirdly, objection is based
on the contention that the board, under
the statue, has not the power to make the
location. The statute creating the board
defines the duties as the supervision over
the normal school and hence it has abso
lutely no authority in this instance.
Darling's Furniture Store Vistccl by
Fire Tuesday Night.
An alarm of fire turned in Tuesday
evening at 9:30 brought the department
promptly to Geo. Darling's furniture and
undertaking establishment where a well
developed blaze had started in the base
ment. Mr. Darling was absent from tho
city at the time. An order for a burial
casket had been received from Mullen late
Tuesday aud Undertaker Erlewine and his
assistant, W. M. Cary, had repaired to the
basement of tho building to trim the
coffin. A large Rochester lamp was
brought into use and it was this that
caused the conflagration. While the men
were at work the lamp exploded scattering
inflamablc fluid over the room In an in
stant a large quantity of excelsior and
other material was afire. With rare pres
ence of mind and at the risk of their own
lives the men succeded in breaking the
window and throwing the lamp out of the
room. They then made their escape to
the upper floor nnd immediately turned in
alarm of fire. Had it not been for the
prompt response of f lie department and its
effective work we would have a different
story to tell. As it is, the damage
amounts to several hundred dollars, All
the caskets in the basement were ruined
by fire and water as was also the case with
a quantity of goods on the ground floor.
The damage to the building includes a
broken plate glass and badly scorched
floor. The building and stock were fully
Miss Minnie Morris will hold her
dancing school in the opera house to
Miss Maine Laravae has returned
from Rushville arjd will resume her
place us teacher in the citv schools
J. D. Scott, court roporter for Judge
Westover, came down from Rushville
Thursday and spent a couple of days
with Alliance frionds.
Mrs. Jidwnrd I'iko arrived today
from Clarindn, Iowa, to visit hur
daughter, Mrs. A. E. Pearson. Mrs.
Pike says there lias been treat damage
by the recant floods in western Iowa.
So are We
With Special Prices
on provisions of all
kinds. Call in and
see us before buying1.
'Phone No. 4.
Business Local Column.
Advertisements in this column will be
charged at the rate of 10 cents per lino
first insertion nnd 5 cents per. lino each
Advertisers should remember that Tub
Herald's circulation is much larger than
any other Alliance paper and has tho lar
gest circulation in the city and county.
Have you tried Rowan's flour?
1 Dr Allen, dentist, opera house.
Old papers for sale at this office
Go to Dr. Reynolds for dental work.
Sears building. 'Phone 213.
Thornton pays six cents for hides.
See F. E. Reddish for loans on real w
For storm windows and doors sua Forest
Lumber Co. v
Take hides wlfcre you will get the most
for them at Thornton's.
Wantku A good girl to work at laun
dry. Call at laundry ,t' , G-aG-tf
Forest Lumber Co. make a specialty of
manufacturing dipping vats.
All kinds of screen doors and windows
mado to order by Geo. G. Gadsby.
Two furnished rooms for rent. Mrs.
See Humphrey for picture framing", up
holstering nnd furniture repairing.
Dr. Cook, the optician of Lincoln, will
make, his next monthly visit to Alliance,
Tuesday, August 18, and will be at the
office of Dr. Bellwood.
Help wanted at the Barry House,
Dr. Reynolds, the dentist, is now per
manently located in the Sears building,
first door west of Blackburn's store.
For screen doors and windows call on
Geo. G. Gadsby.
Picture framing, upholstering and furni
ture repairing -C. Humphry. 7-10-tf
Try Rowan's fresh graham flour.
Plain sewing, by Mrs. A. F. Snydor, at
patrons' homes. 'Phone 378.
Plain Sewing Taken.
The undersigned, located two blocks
west of the Rumor More, and door south
of Mr. Quivey's residence, is prepared to
do plain sewing of, any kind, children's
garments a specialty. Prices reasonable
and all work guaranteed.
Mrs. Ada Lounsbur"v.
O O S T
Commencing July 6
Mv entire stock of groceries
and queensware will be offered
for sale at acjtual cost for
O A S H
Having decided to quit the business
and to close out the ontire stock within
60 days, I will mako prices of special
inducements to cash purchasers. The
stock will all he closed out in the next
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