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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA: FRIDAY, SEPT, 25, 1903,
Any time you have good
marketable potatoes to
sell we will buy. We
pay the Highest Mar
ket Price at all times.
We will buy at Alliance,
and Heiea all fall. See
us before you sell or
contract your potatoes.
Raymond & Quivey
1 ZDZBHT'X'XST' S
In Alliance 16-30 of every month.
Office over The Famous . . .
Prank Dunn is back from Hot Springs.
J. P. Christensen was down from Non
pareil precinct Monday.
T. G. Burke of Bridgeport came in from
Omaha Wednesday and spent a couple of
days in town.
Mrs. H. K. Schars is enjoying a visit
with her parents and old-time friends at
Kearney, leaving here last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McFarland rejoice
over the arrival of a daughter born last
Sunday. The joy of the parents is equaled
only by that of Grandma and Grandpa
"Thelma" contains none of the "clap
trap" or blood and thunder element usually
dished up with the ordinary drama of to
day. Its theme is pure and elevating and
the story teaches a strong moral leston
which is hard to forget. Phelan opera
house, Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Rowan's for flour, every time.
Mrs. Stanton has gone to Lead to visit
We are pleased to announce that J. P.
Reardon is sonic better today.
Miss Nellie Ililliorhasacccpted a clerical
position in the First National bank,
Mr. apd Mrs. P, Kiusley of Dorsey pre
cinct were county seat visitors Monday.
Mrs. G. O. Smith left Tuesday morning
for Chicago to visit relatives and friends.
J. C. Birdsall, assistant superintendent of
the B, & Mi, is down from Deadwood to
day. Architect Dustman has been indisposed
for several days and under a physician's
Lou Neeland was down from Heming
ford Sunday. He is now clerking in
The new residence of B. H. Perry on
Box Butte avenue, built by Contractor
Morris, is ready for occupancy.
Mrs. Berg, a sister of F. E. Holsten.
of Central City. S. D., arrived in Alliance
last Friday for an extended visit.
E. C. McCormack, representing the
Omaha Crockery company, was transact
ing business in Alliance this week.
Miss Anna King accompanied he- nieces,
Wm. King's daughtets to York Tuesday
rrforning where the girls will attend school.
The Ladies' Union of the First Presby
terian church will meet Wednesday after
noon, September 30, at the residence of
Mesdames Gilman, Norton, Mounts and
Simonson visited friends at Hemingford
Monday and Tuesday. The ladies report
a delightful time.
Charles Somen., like Job of old, has
bsen undergoing trials the flesh is heir to.
Last week he underwent an operation that
has resulted in much improvement.
C. T. Gardner of Lake City, Colo., who
was on his way to the Black Hills stopped
in Alliance Wednssday to visit Guy Lock
wood. They were "boys together" years
John Ellis returned yesterday from
Omaha where he was operated on a couple
of weeks ago for appendicitis. He is get
ting along nicely, we are pleased to announce.
Passenger Train No. -U Boarded
By Bandits Near St. Joe.
EXBRESS CAR LOOTED
Reported that the Itobcrs Mnde 11 IJlg
Until, but Honied by the Company The
Passengers and .Mall Clcrki I'mnolcst
ed No Clue to the Perpetrator.
Mrs. C. R. Austin is on the sick list.
Charles Brinkman has given his resi
dence a new coat of paint.
Baby Bales is recovering from a
severe spell of sickness.
Mrs. J. B. Ufford has returned from
her visit in Iowa and eastern Nebraska.
The infant daughter of John Hill is
lying in a critical condition.
Mrs. Zelpha Lyons returned to her
home in- Idaho after a month's visit
with relatives and friends.
John McNulty is having an addition
built to his house, which adds to beauty
as well as comfort.
Mrs. Geo. Shirk and sisters, Miss
Lou Harold and Bertha Duncan, took
their departure Monday night for their
new home in Colorado.
Mrs. A. M. Miller came in from Illinois
Wednesday morning and spent part of the
day with her daughter, Mrs. Alex Muir
head going to her home at Hemingford in
Mrs. Edward Pike who has been visiting
her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Pearson, took
her departure Wednesday for Lead S. D.
to visit relatives after which she will re
turn to her home at Clarinda, Iowa.
Judge Berry and F. E. Reddish were
out at Barrel Springs the first of the week.
They had their shotguns along but evident
ly the feathery tribe got wind of thesports
mens departure from Alliance and went
Glen Hamption returned last Sunday
from an extended visit through California
and has resumed his position as assistant
cashier of the First National bank. Glen
enjoyed the trip but says he prefers Al
liance for a permanent home.
Are w ?
We can show
Fine line of
If it's Ainsfield's g
1 It' all right.
C. F. Triplett and wife left yesterday
for Alliance from whicn place he will be
sent out as supply agent. Mrs. Triplett
will make her home in Alliance. During
her stay in Mitchell she made many friends
who will miss her. Mitchell Index.
Pattern litjts and dress lints on display
Trlduy uud .SaturJay, September 'J5 mid
2l. .MUS. T1IOS. Itl'.tiAN-
Alliance had the appearance of a wild
and wolly frontier town this morning.
Twenty-five Indiaus came in on the early
train today and waited till No. 41. They
were from the Crow reservation and had
been in attendance at the Kearney county
Every effort was made to save the beau
tiful flowers and tender plants in the rail
road park opposite the depot during the
recent cold snap but without avail. Jack
Frost found his way through the heavy
blankets that each night covered these
plants dealing death and desolation in his
Rev. H. Gudmundsen of Hemingford
was a Herald caller last Monday and
will keep posted in general news through
this medium henceforth. Rev. Gudmund
sen has taken charge of the Norwegian
Lutheran church at Hemingford in place
of Rev. Garness, who has moved to
Lead, S. D.
W. S. Desch, brother of our townsman,
S. H. Desch, left Sunday for his home at
Central City. Mr. Da&ch is engaged in
the marble business and brought a half
tar of tombstones to Alliance, the same
being erected in the Alliance cemeteries
and elsewhere in the county. Mr. Desch
contemplates establishing a branch house
in Alliance next spring.
Passenger train No. 41, due in Alliance
at 10:30 a. m., did not arrive Wednesday
until about 3 o'clock p. m,, 1 aving been
detained Tuesday night near St. Joe, Mo ,
by train holdups. According to a press re
port from Amazonia, Mo., No. 41 was held
up about two miles from that place by four
masked men at 8:30 Tuesday evening.
The baggage and express cars were cut
from the main portion of the train and run
a mile up the track where the express safe
was blown up. The passe'ngern on the
train were not molested. The officials of
the road assert that there was but little
money in the express safe, while private
reports say that it contained bctwecu
$5,000 and Si 0,000 in money. Everything
in the safe was taken, and the men es
caped on horses. The train was stopped
by means of a red light. There was quite
a panic among the passengers, but they
were not visited by the holdups.
The train stopped about half way be
tween bt. Joseph and Amazonia. A man
had ridden the engine out of St. Joseph
and climbed over the tank and covered
the engineer and fireman, ordering them
to stop the train They ran almost a half
a mile before the train was brought to a
slop. The fellow with the revolver was
not satisfied with that, but made them
back up till they reached the place where
he had first made his appearance. Here
two masked men emerged from the weeds
and joined with the one in the cab in re
questing the enginemen to come down to
the ground. About that time the con
ductor and brakeman came forward to see
what the trouble was and they were im
mediately covered. They went through
the pockets of Conductor Harvey and took
his money, remarking at the same time
to the engineer that as he and the fireman
were hardworking men their purses would
not be molested. Then the brakeman was
ordered to cut off the mail and express
cars from the rest of the train. They took
the cars about a mile and a half further up
the track and stopped. The man in the
cab kept watch over the enginemen and
the other two turned their attention to the
express car. The robbers hammered on
the door of the car and ordered Messenger
Weslerfelt to open up. He did not reply
and one of the men yelled out, "Open up,
damn you, or we'll put a stick of dynamite
under your car and blow you to hell."
Westerfelt opened the door and came out
and the two robbers went in and placed
the dynamite. Before long there was a
terrific explosion blowing out the end of
the car and laying wide open the safe doors.
In a short time contents were rifled and
the men went to the engine with their
stolen propetty. The engine was un
coupled from the cars and the holdups
ordered the enginemen to proceed up the
track a half mile where the masked men
left the cab and disappeared in the dark
ness. The holdup took only about twenty-five
minutes altogether, but it was almost two
hours before the cars were taken back to
the train. No attempt was made to molest
the mail car or clerks.
Rev. Dr. Horn, accompanied by Mrs.
Horn and their son Victor, Ifcft for their
new home at Dillon, Mom., Tuesday,
going by way of Denver and Salt Lake
City. It is with n sense of deep regret
that the citizens of Alliance part with this
estimable family anil we all wish them suc
cess ft their now home. In kind romem
brand? of Mrs. Horn, the Ladies' Aid
society' mot at the home of Mrs. Lester
and presented her with several beautiful
gifts among which were a fur boa, opal
ring, chatelaine and select volume of liter
ature. About the samo time the gentlemen
of tho. M, E. church gathered at that edi
fice together with the aid society and in
behalf of those present Hon. W. R. Alters
presented lie v. Horn with a neat token of
esteem a beautiful suit case and toilet set.
We are pleased to announce that Rov.
Horn will continue his series of letters,
"Around the World," in Tiik Herai.1)
from week to week, which will continue to
be of interest to our readers.
County Commissioner Frank Caha and
wife were in tho metropolis Tuesday. This
was Mr. Calm's first trip to town for sev
eral weeks, having been very busy during
the haying scasou. Mr. Caha, who is serv
ing his first term as county commissioner
and a candidate for re-election, says he can
not spare the time to do much campaigning
this fall. This is not so serious, for while
Mr. Caha is so situated the voters of the
county can decide for themselves as to his
efficiency by investing his official record.
It's merit that counts, and he can easily
stand the test in this respect.
Mr. and MrsTAlbert Johnson and daugh
ters departed last Saturday for tho far
west. Their destination as yet is unde
cided. They have their eyes on Seattle,
Tacoma and other northwest cities and in
tend locating in one of them. They will
also spend some time at Spokane. Quite
a number of friends were at the depot to
bid the family good bye and wish them a
safe journey. The Herald will keep the
Johnsons acquainted with the news in their
old home. Fred Johnson will go to Chicago
for the winter and finishers 'trade as jo weljfi.
ALLIANCE'S NEW SCHOOL.
Plans and Bids for Contraction of the
New Building Beady.
The board of educntion of the city of
Alliance has received the plans and speci
fication together with blue prints of the
new school building to be erected In the
first wnrd and according to tho notice
published, bids will be received until 12
o'clock, October 5. The plans and draft
ings are tho work of Architect J. II. Dust
man nnd show skilled woikmanship. The
now structure will bo known as tho Emer
son school, so named in honor of tho illus
trious pout. The dimensions of the build
ing arc 45x70, two stories and basement,
to be of brick .with artificial stono trim
mings. The foundation walls are to be
thirty-six Inches in thickness, eighteen
for the first story nnd fourteen inches
for the secontl story. Tho cost of tho new
school building will be about $9,000.
This is one of the most important public
improvement the city stands In need of,
nnd tho action of the school board to re
lieve tho crowded condition of the school
at as early a date as possible will be greatly
appreciated by our citizens.
The Royal Highlanders had an interest
ing meeting at their Hall last evening, a
literary and musical program having been
rendered There was reading by Mrs.
McClellan, recitation by Miss May Reed
and a solo by Miss Bcrnice Kriddclbaugh
which were much appreciated and Mrs.
Taylor's rcminicenscs of her eastern Irip
brought down the house. If her "speech"
with cartoons showing the various predica
ments in which she wns evidently placed
appeared in this week's paper wo should
not be at all surprised to sell a hundred
With Special Prices
on provisions of all
kinds. Call in and
see us before buying.
'Phone No. 4.
Among those who had cattle on tho
South Omaha market tills week were
John and P. King, J. I). Hngarty, Z.
Goodwin, T G. Burk, Geo. J. Bark,
Charles Tiornan, Ncls Wot ley nnd
John Scvcrson. Tho market wns
rather poor, prices ranging from $3 to
$3,80 for feeders.
Business Local Column.
Advertisements in this column will be
charged at the rate of to cents per line
first insertion and 5 cents per line each
Advertisers should remember that The
Herald's circulation is much larger than
any other Alliance paper and hns the lar
gest circulation in the city and county.
The Nebraska State Lumber Dealers as
sociation held an Informal meeting at the
office of the Forest Lumber company in
this city last Tuesday evening. Fourteen
yards were represented including towns
along the Union Pacific and the North
Platte. State Secretary Critchfield of
Lincoln was present and assisted in the
organization of what will be known as the
Northwest Nebraska Lumbermen's associ
ation. The aim of this organization is to
bring the local dealers in closer touch
with each other both in a social and busi
ness way, to exchange ideas that will prove
beneficial to the patrons as well as mem
bers of the new organization. G. W. Clark
manager of the Forest company was made
president and G. L. Turner, manager of
the Dierks company, secretary. After the
"boys" had concluded their lumber gossip
they repaired to Mitchell's cafe, where the
inner man was treated to a well-prepared
repast. The visitors appreciated the hos
pitality of their Alliance brethren and hope
it will not be long before they will again
have the pleasure of meeting in the metro
polis of western Nebraska.
The best of everything in millinery
at lowest,prices. Mrs. Thos. Regan.
Talkintr about musicalKinstrumcnts. Gu
Lockwood certainly dTd&ptmself proud in
his recent purchase of high-grade piano.,
while in the east. He has received a line
of Steinway, Emerson, Steger and Erbe
pianos that will delight the heart of every
musicloving person. They are finely fin
ished Instruments and possess excellent
musical works. Lockwood has these pianos
for sale or trade. No one need be without
a piano in their home for he will either
sell them outright or trade for anything
from a tin whistle to a steam calliope as
Rev. G. C. Jeffers has been called on
to suffer a great deal of physical paiu for
some time. His ailment tuberculosis
has required the application of the sur
geon's knife a second time last Monday for
the removal of the glands. The operation
was very painful and as a result the patient
was quite unnerved for a time. The host
of friends of the genial minister feel keenly
the ordeal he must undergo, but we must
all bear our cross which comes to one and
all in this life.
Mrs. J. C. Hawkins, residing about
twelve miles southwest of Alliance, has
proven the value of Box Butte soil for rais
ing rutabaga. The lady brought a speci
men from the field to this office last Satur
day that weighed six pounds and was as
sound as a dollar. This in connection
with the fine corn recently exhibited at the
postoffice makes a good record for Box
Butte countv land.
Mrs. Sullcnberger of Maryland passed
through Alliance last Saturday on her way
home from Hazleton, Iowa, where she was
called on account of the death of her
mother, Mrs. L. M Spear, which occurred
September 5. Deceased was 74 years of
age and a resident of Hazleton for forty
years, were bhe was loved and respected
by all. She leaves three daughters.
Rev. Joseph Wesley will occupy the pul
pit of the Baptist church next Sunday
morning. The pastor expects to be able
to preach in the evening. Subject, "Con
cealing the Word of God." Sunday school
at 10 o'clock. Juniors meet at 3 o'clock.
C. E. meeting at 7:45. Midweek prayer
services Thursday evening. A welcome to
to all services,
Miss Minnie Motris is spending a couple
of weeks in Kansas City visiting a sister
and familiarizing herself with the latest
dances. During her absence Miss Agnes
Morris has charge of the dancing school
and Monday night she was favored with a
large attendance, about seventy persons
W. N. Corneal and some o the other
good shots of the town went hunting last
Wednesday and the way the ducks
"drapped" was a caution. Eighty-six
fine fat quackers bit the dust as a result,
and The Herald man is thankful for a
liberal brace of birds.
"Thelma" is rich in comedy, pathos and
fine acting, beautiful special scenery and
stage settings. Do not fail to see it.
Phelan opera house. Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Reception for Rev. Ray.
Rev. Rny, tho new pastor of the M.
1. church, arrived in the citv lodav.
A public icccptiou will bo given him at
the residence of Mr. nnd Mrs G. W.
Young this evening. All are invited.
Tho Methodist pi'qplo nic pleased to
1 c for their pastor Mr. Ray, who is
'arm friend of Dr. Horn nnd is an
as? well as a most agreeable
Confirmation Services Postponed.
Owing to Right Rev. Bishop Scannell
becoming unwell on Wednesday, the con-
jrmatjon and episcopal vistyttfon, which
was to take place Sunday in the Catholic
church here, has been postponed till fur
Mrs. A. S. Reed will serve a missionary
tea next Wednesday afternoon from 5 to
7 o'clock at her home. All are invited.
Conveyances will be provided for all who
have not a way to go and will call for
them at L. H. Mosher's, opposite the M,
E. parsonage, at 1 ;3o sharp.
The best thing in the dramatic line
which will appear here this season is Delia
Pringle's production of Marie Correlli's
"Thelma." People who art fortunate
enough to get seats will have a rare dra
mitic feast. Phelan opera house, Tues-
uay nignt, bept. 29.
P. H. Dillon returned today from Craw
ford county, where he went to be at the
bedside of his mother who died while he
was there. This was Mr. Dillon's first
visit to the old home in twelve years, and
he noted many changes and improvements.
The two months old baby girl of Mr.
and Mrs. John Hill died early this morn
ing of cholera infantum. The funeral will
occur Saturday forenoon at ten o'clock.
The Herald extends sympathy to the be
There will be a bowling contest at
Ridgell's next Wednesday evening, the
contestants being Hoyt, Gilman, Brown,
Hojden, Ridgcll vs. Campbell, Knight.
Blackburn, Betelheim, Reheder.
A. Bellinger of Omaha, representing the
Occidental Building and Loan association,
arrived in this city last Sunday to look
after the interest of the association,
W, J. Broich, helper in the depot at
Marsland, was in Alliance Wednesday and
passca a successful examination tor oper
ator. He visited his parents Thursday, re
turning to Marsland this morning,
F. T. Harvey announces the opening of
his bowling alleys tomorrow (Saturday)
evening. Mr. Haryey has put in the third
alley again and has everything "spic and
Miss Mangan will visit Hemingford
Oct. 1, 2 and 3, and Marsland Oct. 5 and
6 with a select line of millinery which will
please the ladies of those towns
Haye you tried Rowan's flour?
Dr Allen, dentist, opera house.
Old papers for sale at this office.
Go to Dr. Reynolds for dental work.
Sears building. 'Phone 2:3.
Thornton pays six cents for hides.
See F. E. Reddish for loans on real es
For storm windows and doors see Forest
Take hides where you will get the most
for them. at Thornton's, r , -
Forest Lumber Co. makuu specialty of
manufacturing dipping vats.
All kinds of screen doors and windows
made to order by Gco.'G. Gadsby.
See Humphrey for picture framing,
holstering and furniture repairing.
For sale Lady's good saddle horse,
saddle and blanket; five head of calves.
Jennie Kinges at Nellie Thompson's
Help wanted at the Barry House,
Try Rowan's fresh graham flour.
Rowan don't handle cheap flour but he
sells good flour mighty cheap.
For screen doors and windows
Geo. G. Gadsby.
A young Lewllyn dog, lame in left foot,
owner's name on collar. Finder return to
C. Glensdale, Ilolsten's pharmacy and get
The Woman's Guild of St. Mathew's
Episcopal church will hold a harvest festi
val in the apm house next Wednesday
evening. Admistieo fre. Tickets for
daneipg, 50 cents.
Picture framing, upholstering and furni
ture repairing C. Humphry. 7-io-tf
Pattern lints, street hats, ready-to-wear
hats. Mrs. Thos. Regan.
Rowan's Ravenna flour is strictly in the
Robert Garrett and son are prepared to
do housemoving and well drilling and re
pairing; first-class outfit. Satisfaction
guaranteed, 'Phone 74.
Board and room $5 per week. New
house, everything first'class. First house
north of B. & M. freight depot. Wm.
Try Rowan's rye flour it can't be beat.
Plain sewing, by Mrs. A. F, Snyder, at
patrons' homes. 'Phone 378.
Wanted I Potatoes !
Highest market price. A. D, Rodgers.
Wanted A good girl to work at laun
dry. Call at laundry. 6-2G-tf
Dr. Reynolds, the dentist, is now per
manently located in the Sears building,
first door west of Blackburn's store.
Bids wanted for baling 150 tons of hay
at once. J. R. VanBoskirk, two miles
south of Alliance.
For sale Surrey, almost good as new,
A. E. Pearson, 612 Box Butte avenue.
A good girl who wishes to work for board
and attend school can find a desirable
place by addressing Box 6, Alliance.
Plain Sewing Taken.
The undersigned, located two blocks
west of the Rumer store, and door south
of Mr. Quivey's residence, is prepared to
do plain sewing of any kind, children's
garments a specialty. Prices reasonable
a.nd all work guaranteed. 'Phone 411,
Mrs. Ada Lounsburv.
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